R&D Question

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  1. Sep 8, 2018 #1

    MarnieSoapien

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    When you're trying a new soap recipe, would you also include a new FO or not?
    2 birds, 1 stone? or Don't test too many new things at once?

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    I might if the reviews of the FO stated that it did not accelerate trace or discolor the soap. You can always make a small batch to try it out.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2018 #3

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    I use FO's that I soap with regularly when making recipe changes. Although my original RBO test done two years ago was a new FO, and now I'm kicking myself a bit. I would have liked to compare the FO after aging in the new recipe to the aged original recipe. I'm always curious how soap recipes change in smell after aging, and how that affects FO's. I've noticed the scent change in some of my original unscented bars as I tried various recipes, so have to believe the overall smell with an FO would change too. [it creeps my husband out that I spend a crazy amount of time thinking about stuff like this. It's normal, right?]
     

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