I just made some soap dough, and am itching to try it for embeds. The plan is to roll ”sticks” out of the dough and lay them lengthwise in my loaf mould, pour a base colour and get spotted soap when I cut the bars. I have some questions for the forum, because I’ve never moved beyond simple swirls for decoration. A) do the embeds and the base colour need to be the same recipe? B) can I add more fragrance than usual to the base colour to compensate for the fact that the dough is unscented? I.e. If the total is 1000g of oils, but 300g is the unscented dough, do I measure out scent for 1000g or 700g? C) What is a good ratio of embeds to base, to get a soap that sticks together? D) My dough is coloured with spices, do they typically bleed into the uncoloured parts? One each has paprika and cocoa powder, and two have turmeric. I’m planning to make an uncoloured lard based base (or background) which will hopefully be nice and white.