Hello, I am Becci, I live in the Ozarks of Arkansas. I made my first batch of soap out in the country with a group of women, several years ago. The lady teachinig us has since moved to Australia and then to Central America... cool huh!! Anyway, I have been meaning to get busy and make more soap, but have not found the time to do so. I have a lot of supplies stored up, I just need to get them put together and make some really awesome soaps!
I do have a question, though, I heard that in order to add essential oils or any type of fragrance to the soap it has to be melted down after it cures and then the oils/fragrances can be added. Is this so? Is that because the lye will 'eat' away the fragrance? (I can't think of a better word there, sorry.) I would like to add essential oils at some point in my soap making journey.
Thanks for being here and I hope to be able to post some photos .... soon!
Posted by Becci B
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