2 more questions-scent & suspension
OK, now that I've made some M & P, I have two more questions:
1. How do you judge how much scent to put in? My daughter and I are experimenting with different combinations of base, scent, additives, etc, so we're basically making one bar at a time. Even the recipe books seem to vary widely on the drops. I bought the little pipettes, but still not sure on the amount and I've heard too much can ruin your base. However, I want smelly soap-so is there a standard recommendation to start with?
2. When you are trying to suspend additives in a non suspension base, I have been letting the soap cool down a lot and stir until just before I pour it in. However, when I do that, then it doesn't all pour pretty, the top ends up looking really rough and uneven. What's the trick to getting a nice looking bar and still having everything suspended nicely?