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  1. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    Oh good, I will begin soaping :thumbs:
  2. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    I received my Neem Oil today. I'm somewhat concerned that the consistency is that of jelly and not a smooth oil. Is that normal, does it need to be heated like Coconut and Palm oil?
  3. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    It's difficult to say because I actually use a medicated oil on parts of my scalp and forehead once a week. I'm hoping this could reduce the frequency. If not, I enjoy the earthy tones.
  4. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    Good point, I will adjust to 20%. I'm using a bar of Pine Tar with Neem now that I purchased from a local artisan soaper and I just love it. I use it all over in the shower including face and scalp.
  5. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    Thank you Twinkie, I may try that sometime!
  6. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    I really like that suggestion of replacing 25% of the Olive Oil. I love the smell of Neem, so that should work out well. Thank you!
  7. JonQ

    Pine Tar & Neem Oil CP Recipe

    I recently made a batch of Pine Tar soap using the following recipe. 60% Olive Oil 20% Coconut Oil 5% Castor Oil 15% Pine Tar I also added Activated Charcoal and I was very pleased with the results. I would like to make another small batch and introduce Neem Oil. My thought was 10% Pine Tar and...
  8. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    It does make sense. I decided to return the oakmoss because it just didn't smell like any description I read and it was from India. Where do you purchase your oakmoss, maybe I will go there to purchase my replacement. Thanks, Jon Q.
  9. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    Wow, You have been so helpful. This may be a silly question, but could I just dilute with another EO. For example I was going to blend Ylang Ylang, Lemon, May Chang, Dark Patch and then just mix in the Oakmoss? Thanks, JQ
  10. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    I only use EO's. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to return or not. I'm not getting the aroma reminiscent of a damp forest floor like most reviews. I'm getting a very sweet and floral scent. I put some more on a scent testing strip and I'm going to see what it smells like after 24 hrs. It could...
  11. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    I put some on a paper swatch last night and smelled it then and today. It's a very strong floral scent with hints of Mexican vanilla. Smells nothing like Dry-earthy and bark-like.
  12. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    Looks like you were right. It came as an Absolute and smelled nothing like descriptions I have ever read. Thanks for the heads up warning :(
  13. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    I already mentioned that, but thank you.
  14. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    I will be sure to post something if I'm disappointed. The seller has a long history, selling 11,615 items with 100% Positive feedback. It's hard to argue that.
  15. JonQ

    Pairing Oakmoss Essential Oil

    I was looking over the Complete Guide to Essential Oils A to Z on Wikibooks and I noticed Oakmoss EO as a Base. I enjoy earthy tones both in color and in smell. I ordered some Oakmoss 100% EO and I'm looking forward to making a test CP batch and pairing it with Bergamot and Fir Needle, Pine...
  16. JonQ

    Oakmoss essential oil

    https://www.ebay.com/usr/pleasuresoaps has Oakmoss Essential Oil. I think their prices are very fair. I got 40z for $38.50.
  17. JonQ

    Spanish Verbena Essential Oil

    I decided on 0.80 oz ppo. Thanks, JQ
  18. JonQ

    Spanish Verbena Essential Oil

    That was a good suggestion It says maximum 11.9%. I think I will start off in the 2-4% PPO. If anyone has actually used it in their CP, I would enjoy your feedback.
  19. JonQ

    Spanish Verbena Essential Oil

    I would like to use Spanish Verbena EO in my cold process soap. Does anyone know how much I can use per pound? I can't seem to find it on any charts. Thks, JQ
  20. JonQ

    eucalyptus blends?

    1 part peppermint 1 part eucalyptus
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