I want to pour some MP loaf soaps with a clear background and colored embeds. Can you suggest an additive or a way to keep the fragrance from making the clear soap become cloudy?
Keeping clear soap completely clear once fragrance is added is always a challenge. Using totally *clear* fragrance oils when embedding/adding inserts is a key factor. Unfortunately, the clarity of fragrance oils can change from one production to another (based on the raw ingredients being used). We ship our fragrances in a natural plastic bottle (as opposed to amber glass bottles) so the clarity level of an oil is easily assessed. Fragrance oils can range in color, some clear, others slightly yellow; green; or orange. Thoroughly incorporating the fragrance into the soap base is important. Using a slow stirring motion, incorporate the fragrance into the melted soap base. It takes a few minutes to completely incorporate the fragrance into the base. If the fragrance is not thoroughly blended, it will cloud the base. Finally, you can experiment with the following to make the soap clearer: Add 1/4 cup of high-grade alcohol per pound of soap. The addition of alcohol can present other issues,
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