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Old 10-05-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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The other day I started a thread about the above essential oil. Upon reading the responses it seems I may not have worded the question correctly. So I wanted to clarify...

Has anyone ever used Frankincense Essential Oil in their soap?


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I made a batch last week with it, what are you wanting to know?


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How well it holds up in cold process soap. Did it morph? Did it discolor? Normally I would just buy some and try it out, but as expensive as the essential oil is I figured I would ask around first.
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well, I only made the soap last week so I have limited experience and I used a blend not straight frank. At this point, I can't really smell the frank but what is there, hasn't morphed and I don't think it discolored at all. I used neem in this soap so its fairly green to begin with.

I used a low quality EO though so it might differ from a good one. Maybe a FO would be a better/cheaper option?
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One of my early batches I used frankincense with, along with fir needle and cedarwood. I didn't see any discoloration. The scent held up fairly well, the only issue is on my end- I used a very light hand with the fragrance with that batch so it's pretty faint. I haven't used it just by itself yet, though. I think I got mine from Bulk Apothecary.
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I have used it in my Rose Water Soap batch this year and I also add it lightly. In the beginning the soap smells really good, eartly smell but as the soap cured the scent didn't last that long. But I was aiming for its skin benefits especially for the face. I haven't tried using Kaolin clay as I heard many soapers use it to make the scent last a little longer.
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I use it in my CP soaps. No problems.
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I went ahead and ordered a bottle of Frankincense Essential Oil. Will let the forum know how it turns out.
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I have made the soap with Frankincense Essential Oil and it has been curing for 2 weeks now. The scent has mellowed just slightly since making it and is quite woodsy now. Very reminiscent of my Cedar Essential Oil soap. Will report back with a 1 month cure report.
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I have made the soap with Frankincense Essential Oil and it has been curing for 2 weeks now. The scent has mellowed just slightly since making it and is quite woodsy now. Very reminiscent of my Cedar Essential Oil soap. Will report back with a 1 month cure report.
Soap has cured for a month now and smells exactly like Texas cedar essential oil. I think I now understand why it is usually mixed with myrrh. 😀


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