My basic recipe is: Stearic Acid 40% Tallow 30% Butters 18% Castor/Coconut oils 12% I’m using KOH for the stearic and NaOH for the rest. I combine them after the lye has done its job. I do add glycerin (15%) and sodium lactate during the cook. I have a number of additives added after. The problem is that once it cools down enough to add the fragrance, or even close to it, it starts to harden too quickly and I can’t get it into the jars without it turning into a horrible looking mess. I’m expecting to be able to scoop an amount into the jar and tap the jar on the counter to get it to settle nicely. But it’s not doing that. Would a higher water content help? Any other ideas?