Red Sandalwood Powder (Pterocarpus santalinus) ~ 03/02/09 The first time I tried Red Sandalwood Powder in soap, I got some bad information -- “1 teaspoon of per pound of soap added at light trace” -- since I was making an 8 pound batch, I used 8 teaspoons and my soap came out black and had the texture of coarse sandpaper! YIKES! I had some time this weekend, so I gave it another go. This time I used the guidelines from Emporium Naturals and it came out much better! For 90 ounces of oils I used 2 teaspoons -- half in my water portion; half in my oils portion. I boiled the water, added 1 tsp powder, 4 tsp. Borax, boiled for 15 minutes then allowed it to cool for 3 hours. I heated my oils/fats/butters to 165°F, added 1 tsp. powder, then allowed that to cool as well. Then I made soap, poured into the mold, insulated overnight, unmolded and cut the next morning. Result: Pretty pink bars with reddish brown “freckles”. Sweet!