It is essentials that we understand the limitations of and scope of bases that are formulated using alternative and naturally derived surfactants and preservatives. The bottom line is that this type of base is not as forgiving to over scenting and modifications. One must adhere to recommendations when it comes to scenting, coloring and other additions to the base. Use the base with the understanding that not all fragrances will perform the same in the base or produce the same result. It is recommended that all modifications be tested in small batches for clarity, viscosity and final product application prior to committing a large batch to modifications. Keeping detailed lab notes is good practice and it allows you to duplicate your creations. You will find that in no time you will learn it's capabilities and start enjoying it's benefits.