How much carrot purée at trace?

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Hi, can anyone tell me how much carrot purée I need to use at trace in a 70% olive oil soap? For colour and whatever other benefits... I'm talking percentage, I'd guess. Thanks.
 

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Carrot puree is included with your liquid amount and you will need to deduct it from your total liquid. It is not just an additive. When I use carrot puree, I soap with my 50/50 lye solution then carrot for the balance of the liquid or at times I mix with with coconut milk
 

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So, what you're saying is that if my recipe has 100 g water and I want to use 30% purée, I should make the lye solution with 70 and add the 30 purée at trace, is that right?
 

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Yes, you count the carrot puree as the 30 g, and the 70 g as the water. I, too, would add the puree to the oils and stick blend before adding the lye water. Helps you make absolutely sure it is completely blended in.
 

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Also planning on making a Carrot Soap....

Wondering if anyone has found a difference in using Carrot Juice vs. Purree?
 

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OKay, poured, gelling (I peeked) and now I wait :)

I did: half water, half carrot juice.
And I did a low-heat infusion of carrots in sunflower oil (as per Carolyn's suggestion).

Then. I added about 7mls of carrotseed EO - which I don't really expect to stick around (in a 5lb batch) - but we'll see :)

And since I like the first minutes after a pour.. Don't mind my shoddy mold-lining job. Baby decided she wanted her mama as I was in a hurry to get it into the mold, and get out of my soaping clothes.

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