For this project, I was making six 4-ounce bars, so needed a total of 24 ounces of soap base. I used about 14 ounces of clear base and about 10 ounces of white base. I subdivided my essential oil into about that ratio, and added them to the soaps after I melted them.
The first soap base we're going to use is the clear, so set the white base aside and melt the clear base in the microwave. Heat it in 30-45 second spurts...monitoring it so that it never gets too hot and boils. Stir gently in between the heating to help the chunks of soap melt.