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Fullers Earth? When to add in CP


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I'm not an expert but I add 1tsp per pound of oils. As for when to add it, I always add the FO to the melted oils, mix, then add the lye water, mix then add coloring/additives. HTH.

Hmmm.. I always thought FO/EO was added as additive. I might have to try this technique! As far as the fullers clay do you add it at trace?

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Many feel warming up your FO's or EO's by first mixing them with your oils once in the soap pot before adding your lye solution decreases the chance of acceleration. I do think this is true, but in my opinion, it also weakens the FO's or EO's a bit going through the onset of saponification at first combining oils/lye solution. You might have to add a bit more FO or EO doing it this way.

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Consider yourself lucky, the smell of lavender makes me want to upchuck my breakfast.

What I do is take about 1 oz out of my melted oils and mix the fullers earth into it. Then I add the lye to the rest of the oils, and at a very light trace I pour the oil with the fullers earth back in. It will give you a smooth uniform colored bar without any clumps of the clay showing as speckles all over the soap.

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