We’re busy working on our Spring 2009 fragrance line. If you can believe it, the two soaps on the right are not made with white soap. They are clear soap that has been clouded by a fragrance. Obviously, those are two fragrances we won’t be adding!
While soap is a science, it’s the fragrances and color and mold choices that can elevate this science into an art. But, sometimes, it’s those same art variables that can prove problematic for soap batches. Testing is important to help minimize potential surprises.
For the at-home crafter, this means that “best practices” is for you is to test each new ingredient you receive in a small batch before making a large batch of your regular product even ifyour vendor has tested it . Carefully documenting each batch and making detailed notes about your personal mix of ingredients and techniques for future reference is one key to ensuring continuity from batch to batch.