Thanks for the input. I do cp. I have 4oz of verbena eo. I'm afraid of not using enough so I don't want all that eo to have been wasted. With one of my earlier batches, I used an expensive fo from the body shop (oceanus). What a huge mistake. The second the fo made contact with the solution, my entire batch turned into cement. I was trying to do a swirl pattern of ultramarine blue and titanium dioxide. After another second had passed, my soap had the consistency of cottage cheese. None of the fo was transferred after gelling. I was so disappointed with that batch. Oh well, you learn from your mistakes.