Liquid Soap and FO/EO reactions

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nsmar4211

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Since there does not seem to be much on this subject, I figure I'll at least put my experiences down so far. Hopefully someone else will chime in with experiences!

Base Recipe: Single lye. Majority olive oil, next is sunflower oil, with a small portion of coconut and castor. Unscented is yellow amber color and clear.

Two weeks after adding to samples results:

TN Candle Peach Magnolia Rasberry-no darkening, no thickening, no clouding! Well behaved.

TN Candle Peppermint-couldn't get this one to play nice. Had to keep adding more and more, and then when I could finally smell it, the oil separated out. Either needs emulsifier or I did not heat it enough. Did not darken or thicken.

Fragrance Buddy Lemongrass EO-not sure on it yet, seems to have slightly clouded (only two days old)

FB Merlin's Forest-darkened a few shades to a brownish tint, low usage needed (strong stuff), seems to have ever so slightly thinned the sample but nothing to worry about.

TN Candle Lavender-no discolor but massive thickening...still working on new dilution rate!

Brambleberry Mahogany-thickened faster than Lavender did! Still working on new dilution...slightly darkened the LS but barely noticeable.
 

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So far I've only had one bad experience adding EO/FO to a liquid soap. It was Winter Festival FO from Fragrancebuddy. No discoloration or separation but it turned my perfectly diluted LS into snotty jelly soap!
 

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EB&B Blue Sugar does the same. It gets super think in a ls
 

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So far I've only used Ancient Sedona from BB in liquid soap. It worked perfectly. It doesn't need an emulsifier and it doesn't change the base. It discolors a pretty brown.
 

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