- Sep 18, 2020
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- North Babylon New York
The 1 TBSP Bentonite was definitely a mistake on my part. If I use it again it will be at 1 tsp ppo. Over mixing wasn’t the issue because all I did was mix with a spatula. FO most likely was part of the issue. As for the ROE the 1/4 tsp was added to the full batch of 800g of oils not to each individual oil.Bentonite is an accelerator and does nothing to anchor scents for me anyway. But I do use it to colour some soap and I like the feel of it in soap.
You could be over mixing and going passed emulsion which will accelerate a mix.
Or it could be the FO or a combo of the three.
My main concern is 1/4tsp ROE in each oil. How much oil do you add 1/4 tsp to?
I bought a jewellery scale so I could measure my ROE. DeeAnna suggests 0.05% ROE. That is 0.5 g in 1000g of oils. I weigh it out to put in 3,000g tin of oils and 1.5g of ROE is way less than 1/4tsp. You may be dosing huge amounts of oils, I just thought I’d check.