I may have asked this already, I originally put in haphazardly some pure Epsom salt, ( soaking solution ) into my first batch of M & P, could that have caused it to turn into a non drying gooey sticky mess, or could it of been the type of Essential Oil I was using, not to mention... not weighing either of it when adding. Is it a safe bet that Melt and Pour soap is fickle and anything added has to be measured out accordingly .. I was hoping the salt would add a scrubbing texture and fragrance , had no clue what i was doing at the time. Anyhow I do have a book now that a member from here suggested and look forward to trying some recipes for an up coming art show, just curious as to why i had such a gooey mess and i dont wana repeat it. more over, how full proof are these M & P recipes ? I am a bit nervous that something is going to go wrong when I can really afford to blow things up like i did my first go around.