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« on: May 20, 2013 11:26:49 PM »

Ok, so I have this ONE particular fragrance that my customers adore.  Unfortunately, that fragrance makes my soap start to thicken up within SECONDS of adding it, and it ends up being all chunky and gross.  I'm able to rebatch it every time, but that's a bunch of extra work that I would rather not do.  This only happens with this rose scent I get from saveonscents (which is HEAVENLY)...any advice on how to avoid this? 
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013 11:47:57 PM »

Floral scents are notorious for that. Sad You could try gently warming the fragrance, make sure you don't use a water discount (use the max amount of water even, will take longer to cure but won't have that re-bath texture), don't bother trying to do any kind of swirl because you won't have time for it.  You could maybe try a different rose fragrance from another supply, be sure to read reviews to avoid getting another seizer. That's all I got.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013 06:01:48 PM »

What temperature are you soaping at?

Are you mixing until you get a full trace? You can stick blend until you get a good emulsion and then add your fragrance and pulse the stick blender to mix up the scent and then pour.

You can also try crock pot hot process and see if that helps.

I can't think of anything else to help. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013 08:00:55 AM »

Yeah, I mix until full trace.  I wait until both temperatures are around 115 degrees before I add the lye.  I might try hot process and see if that works.  On the plus side, everyone seems to like the texture of the rebatched soap...I just hate having to grate it all down.
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