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xoticsoaps

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Some websites list various extracts as being 'soluble in water', but I've always thought of plant & fruit extracts as additives. My question is this, when using a water soluble extract is it necessary to count it as a percentage of the water phase? Or, can I just add it after mixing the oil and water phases together since water will be in the mix anyway? :think:
 

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I wouldn't do that if I was you. Better to be safe than sorry, and some extracts could be spoiled if they pass their boiling point.


They should be measured on their own even if just 1% or so as is the usual case, and add them to the mixed phases or even only the water phase after the water cools down
 

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I wouldn't do that if I was you. Better to be safe than sorry, and some extracts could be spoiled if they pass their boiling point.


They should be measured on their own even if just 1% or so as is the usual case, and add them to the mixed phases or even only the water phase after the water cools down
That's kinda what I was thinking and what seemed to be demonstrated in various Youtube videos, but the videos never stated if the additives they used stated water soluble.
 
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