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boyago

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So I got a FO to go with a theme soap and when I used their suggested rate of 1.1% for soap (not specific to HP/CP I CPed) the scent came out pretty week. Is the usage rate just a suggestion for scenting purposes or is it like with certain EOs where there is actually a safety concern?
 

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The usage rates are determined by the IFRA as the maximum safe amount for each application. Good that you stuck to it! I have personally been burned by soapmakers that did not stick to the guidelines, literally.

For a fragrance with a usage rate that low, I would definitely try HP'ing it, or find something else that may work.
 

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Unfortunately that's the IFRA safe usage rate. I too would HP it. What FO was it?
 

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If you used HP, did you add the FO at the end of the cook? Adding clay to the soap can anchor the scent.
 
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