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kimkaseman

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I've read that you can't add zest to melt and pour because it will mold. But ppl seem to add it to glycerin melt and pour. Any advice?
 

hmlove1218

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You're supposed to used dry zest so that there's no water inside the zest itself.
 

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I am so sorry that I forgot to mention that. Thanks HMLOVE!

I only shred the very top portion of the peel. I do not take the white part under the top skin. (If that makes sense )
I however, do not let it dry because if I do so, the zest dehydrates, discolor and look becomes hard ( unless you want it for a scrubby effect in the soap) I just use it for the great look of it. However, I use a little dry rosemary and basil for the scrubby effect! :)

Good luck! Do post pictures of what you make :) and let us know how the zest works for you :)
 

lisamaliga

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Sure, DRIED zest can be added. As you can see from Khanjari's soap, the orange and yellow colors remain.
 
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