Soy Wax 415 & Scent Retention

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    Lakee

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    I'm sorry that I have forgotten which thread I read recently about using soy wax -which, what kind & different percentages BUT if scent retention was addressed, I missed it.

    5 days ago I tried a recipe I pulled from that thread using 20% soy wax 415 gw. I made it using the same % of scent that I used previously in a 40% lard recipe. The scent of the soy wax recipe today is as if I was making it.

    Question : Does the soy aid in retention of Fo/Eo?

    No clay was used in either recipe.

    Also, the scent was Crafters Choice & Lavender 40/20 at 1:3

    I covered the batch and set it on on a towel covered dining room table. But I have a Goffin cocktail cage nearby and the scent was so strong that I moved the soap to the laundry room.

    Crafter Choice Headache.

    Lord, this is giving me a headache.
     
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    KiwiMoose

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    Have you used the same FO/EO blend in other recipes with lard? It's the only way to truly compare. I wouldn't have thought using SW would make a different but who knows? I use SW in every batch at 20% and have scent retention issues with some FO still - just because the FO itself had poor retention.
     

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