My soap smells like rubbing alcohol!

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Bronwyn Cole

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Hi everyone! So, I'm brand new, and have been making melt and pour for about 2 weeks now. I've made a TON of soap, but I keep running into a problem with my soaps colored with mica or activated charcoal. I'm suspending the mica or charcoal in a small amount of rubbing alcohol so it won't clump. When I noticed the smell in my finished soaps, I started using less alcohol, however, my soaps still have that smell when they're done. I've found that leaving them out for awhile helps the smell evaporate, but then when I package the soaps in my resealable zip plastic bags and leave them for awhile, the smell is back when opening the bag. This is going to be bad for business if the first thing someone smells when they open the bag and sniff is rubbing alcohol!
 

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I have made MP for several years. I have not had this issue.
I use 99% rubbing alcohol, about 1 teaspoon to make the mica slurry.
 

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I have made a lot of melt and pour and never had that issue. How much FO are you using? I have soaked embeds in rubbing alcohol and never had an issue with the smell lingering.
 

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My melt and pour soap, goat milk and shea butter, has a distinct smell which can be felt after bath, is it normal or my base is not good enough. I have used required EOs, yet no respite. Please help!!!
 

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I am also wondering if it is the scent. Does it happen with different scents?
 

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