If you want To give your soap a pleasant fragrance, color or texture, why not try adding some of these soap making ingredients. Just add a little at a time once you have reached the "trace" stage until you're happy with the look and smell of your soap mix.
Bear in mind, the color will look much darker and warmer when first added to the liquid soap mixture compared to after it has set. Take into account how fat changes from gold to white and try to imagine how your color might change in its appearance by fading or lighten up. Bottom line is, if you stumble on to something you like then make a note of it.
You will need between 1.5 to 4oz of fragrance or essential oil to each 8 pound batch of cold processed soap, dependent upon how scented you like your soap, and the strength of the oils used. Peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon, clove, spearmint and bitter almond are probably the strongest of all the essential oils.
Generally use 1-2 teaspoons per pound of soap.
For in depth information on the many essential oils available and their properties check out the Essential Oil Use Chart
Check out topping your castile soap with flowers or herbs like in the photo below
Now check out some pleasant soap making equipment
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