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Old 04-17-2017, 05:11 PM   #1
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I want to incorporate a blend of the EO's below in cp soap but don't know how to formulate a good usage rate for each. I'd like to mix up a 1 oz. bottle. Can anyone offer assistance?

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Rosewood
Cistus
Coriander


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I read clove is mischievous in CP...


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Look around here: http://www.modernsoapmaking.com/blends/ There's a calculator, too.
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First of all, you need to learn what a top, middle and base note is in fragrance. Then use Q-Tips or cotton balls to try out each blend. I leave my cotton balls or Q-Tips with each blend in Zip-Lock bags for a few days and then open and waft the fragrance with your hand toward you.

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I want to incorporate a blend of the EO's below in cp soap but don't know how to formulate a good usage rate for each. I'd like to mix up a 1 oz. bottle. Can anyone offer assistance?

Tea Tree
Clove
Rosewood
Cistus
Coriander
Do you know how to get a measurement by counting the drops of eo and make a one oz of a blend?
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Modern soapmaking also has a blog post about usage rates for essential oils

http://www.modernsoapmaking.com/esse...ra-guidelines/
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My kitchen looks like a mad scientist lab when I'm developing eo blends. I just keep on trying different amts recording each one till I hit on something I like.
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I want to incorporate a blend of the EO's below in cp soap but don't know how to formulate a good usage rate for each. I'd like to mix up a 1 oz. bottle. Can anyone offer assistance?

Tea Tree
Clove
Rosewood
Cistus
Coriander
Could I be a pest and ask for the latin/botanical names?

Tea Tree.

Clove is a fabulous faster-upper.
(anti-fungal to the max, but in soap ...fast fast (did you dare blink? ... solid FAST!).

Rosewood is sweet and always beautiful. Everything rose is ... just gorgeous.

Cistus?

Coriander.

Ok, I stop being naughty. High as you can afford on the rose, keep the tea tree to below eye-watering levels, Cistus I'm guessing is Citrus - that doesn't stick in soap unless you get multiple distilled varieties (called "folds", so 5 fold orange is orange, distilled five times). Rose ... like I said originally ... perfect in every way.

Coriander ... don't make me notice it. I loath it when I do. Oddly ... nice, in a blend.
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I love clove EO in soap. Yes, it does seize hard and fast...but scent really stays and the bars have this really hard texture that I just love.
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I am with Dixiedragon, I love clove especially with orange. Just use the clove in small percentages


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