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Old 05-19-2017, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Hopefully this will be my last question before I take the plunge. I've read not to add tea's or milk to LS, but my olive oil usually comes in the house, straight into mason jars over teas and herbs. I'm thinking infused oils would be fine since the herbs were all dry when I started, and I always spritz the mason jars with rubbing alcohol to be safe. Will this require a preservative? There is no water involved.


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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It's really early here, so please forgive my muzziness, but are you asking if the infusions need a preservative? You said there is no water, but liquid soap requires lots of water.

What are you hoping to achieve by using infused olive oil. I assure you that no "benefits" of herbs and teas will survive the lye bath.


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That's a good point. I was thinking on the basis that I'm not adding water to the infused oils. I infuse the olive oil for my CP soaps on a consistent basis. I know the lye kills most benefits, but the soaps are always different and nice. I'm guessing this will be okay then, as long as I stay within the appropriate ratio of water. Since it's my second, and the first flopped, I figure I'm not going to add anything but the water and sodium lactate at dilusion.

Thanks for answering. Sorry for the time last night. It's my night owl nature.
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You can indeed infuse any dried herb into the oil for liquid soap. I routinely use paprika infused olive oil for mine, as it gives a nice shade of yellow I can't get otherwise.
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