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I hope the strong sweetness of the fragrance goes away

I didn't really have a hard time with this fragrance like others did, maybe it was my recipe? Or that I was soaping at a slightly higher temp than I normally do and had a higher superfat than I normally do (was a tiny bit short on lye). I was able to thoroughly stick blend my soap batter with this fragrance and pour it quite easily. It took awhile to thicken up to where I could put any sort of spoon pattern on, so I just made a honeycomb pattern on top instead. The only thing I should've done was blend this fragrance with another. It does not smell like I had hoped it would when mixed with beer. Too much like cough syrup. Hope it goes away with the cure.

Doesn't smell like ale/beer

Maybe it was the type of beer I made the soap with (Natty Light), but the fragrance smells like a strong dryer sheet/fabric softener. VERY perfumey, which wasn't what I was going for.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Our Honey Ale Fragrance Oil was designed to be evocative of ale and work well with liquor themed recipes. Though it doesn't smell exactly like the alcohol. If you're looking for another option you may prefer Spiced Amber Ale Fragrance Oil or Oatmeal Stout Fragrance Oil.

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Moves Fast when soaping with Beer!

I LOVE this fragrance - but, it moves lightening fast when soaping with beer. So, to combat that, after I have all my other ingredients blended (by stick blender), I hand stir this fragrance into the batter, then quickly place in the mold. I hand stir for about 30 seconds, then pour. It's a thick trace even then, but manageable. And, I make sure the mold is right by where I'm stirring....I don't travel with it. This is a great scent, and it is one of my best sellers. So, know ahead of time that if you use it with beer, BE PREPARED! But, it's worth it.

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Smells nice but accelerated trace

I always make it with beer and it turns into mashed potatoes and then super heats regardless of the beer. People like the scent but I find it a pain to wirk with.

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Mashed potatoes

I used this oil for the first time this morning in my normal beer soap recipe(cp). I kept a portion unfragranced to swirl with and that part was fine, no issues. The batter with the honey ale was a nightmare in 1 min flat though. It went from thick to mashed potatoes. I got it in the mold quickly and am now just crossing my fingers that it didn't rice as well. By the time I poured the other layer on top it was totally seized. This whole thing took less than five minutes. I was really disappointed as the bottle states it behaves well. I probably won't be purchasing this again unless it smells amazing and isn't totally ruined.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Kaela! I'm sorry you had trouble soaping with this scent. In our tests and recipes, the Honey Ale Fragrance Oil performed beautifully in cold process soap, as seen in Luck of the Green Beer (cold process tutorial). Additives like beer can cause acceleration/seizure in soap - though it sounds like your unscented beer soap works beautifully on its own. I'm wondering if the problems may be a combination of the fragrance and the beer in your recipe. Customer service has emailed you directly to help troubleshoot!