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First ricing I've experienced

This was my first experience with ricing. I read the reviews and mixed the FO in the molds, but then I noticed the ricing and a few little cracks. My customers LOVE gardenia, so I really want to make this work. I ended up stick blending, but the batter got so thick that the stick blender started getting hot. I finished it off the best I could... 120 oz. worth. Are there any tips you can give me to avoid ricing? Less butters maybe? I had 10% of each shea and cocoa. Any help would be appreciated. Later: Tried again and had much more success. No butters. Soaped between 95 and 100 deg. Put a couple spoonfuls of the FO into the oils, then added about as much of the oils as I had left of the FO. Whisked only. In the mold fine and no ricing this time. Yay!

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Smells Great!

While I absolutely love the scent, I should have paid more attention to how it behaves in cold process! I must have added too much to the batch because it seized up and riced immediately. I will be attempting the Hot Process Hero method to try and salvage it... Let's hope it works! Other than that, the scent is spot on and smells amazing. I will just need to be more careful next time!

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New favorite

I do love floral but sometime it can be over powering. I mixed this with crisp cotton FO and love it..

Wonderful scent

It does GREATLY accelerate. Even stirring in the fragrance by hand I had 30 seconds maximum to get it in the mold (which I did). My customers will love this!

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Horrible acceleration

I'm so so disappointed with this fragrance oil. It completely caused my soap batch to rice and batch up. I had read the reviews and thought I was prepared for the quick trace but I wasn't fast enough. I tried to rebatch, but since I use goat milk, the rebatch turned an ugly brown and the smell was not the pleasant gardenia I had hoped for. It was a 5# batch, and regretfully, I lost quite a bit of money since I won't be able to sell the soap.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Bethany! I'm sorry you had trouble working with this fragrance oil. We love the true to flower scent of our Gardenia Fragrance Oil though it can definitely accelerate or rice quite a bit as florals tend to. It combination with a milk soap which adds extra sugars with your soap it can definitely be tricky to handle! To help slow that acceleration down take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your fragrance into this oil. This simply dilutes the fragrance oil’s initial acceleration. If it does start to rice you can try using your stick blender to help smooth the soap out as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post. Customer service has emailed you directly to help troubleshoot.