Hi, dear forum, So I just successfully did my first (and second) batch of castile soap (or bastile soap) according to https://www.nwedible.com/how-to-make-diy-liquid-castile-soap/ I mainly did it because I moved from the US to Europe and I can't get hold of dr bronners at a decent price where I am, and I also like the idea of doing my own soaps from a sustainability point of view It is fine but I have a couple of questions on how to make it better 1. Scent. It has a distinct soap smell about it so I tried adding essential oils I did a 3% concentration (mix of cedarwood Eo and fig FO) and a 10% (cedarwood EO) but it doesn't seem to hide the soap smell. any suggestions on what I am doing wrong? 2. The soap is very runny. Is there any way I could make it thicker without using glycerine, and keep with simple over the counter natural additives. I read something about salt? if so how much? 3. Should I dilute it more? I am using it as hand/body soap and it dries out my skin quite a lot. PH strips say the PH is between 9 and 10. Any suggestions? All answers would be appreciated!!