I soaped at very low temperatures (70degreesF). Smelled just like how I imagined it! My friends and family enjoyed the smell too! The cold process soap I made with it though was very soft and took weeks to harden, and it never hardened all the way through. I re-batched it, and it was much more manageable.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Simone! I'm so glad you like this fragrance! If your soap has a lot of soft oils, like olive oil, it can take longer to unmold and harden. Adding more hard oils, like coconut and palm oil, can help make your bars firmer. Adding 1 tsp. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water helps create a firmer bar as well! You can read more in the Sunday Night Spotlight: Sodium Lactate post. I'll be emailing you personally to talk more.