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    Dried Calendula Off Scent

    Can anyone tell me why the calendula I have been picking, drying, and storing in an air-tight container all summer has developed a scent similar to Old Bay seasoning (which contains mostly paprika and cayenne)? This has never happened to me before and I cannot find anything online to explain it...
  2. Anstarx

    Faux Savon de Marseilles w/ Calendula infusion

    Attempt at a Savon de Marseilles with calendula infused OO. I bought the calendula infused OO premade from a shop but I think I will try to my own infusion next time as it's cheaper. Among local soapers there was a popular Savon de Marseilles recipe: 18% CO, 10% PO, 72% OO. Not sure where the...
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    calendula c02

    I have some Calendula C02 to create a yellow bar for irritated skin. Does anyone have any experience adding resins to soap? Mainly i wonder usage rates. I think i'll gently warm the C02 in some avocado oil from the recipe and add it with the essential oils at trace. But i wondered how much of...
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    Calendula petals - use or not?

    Calendula whole stem etc - use or not? Hi, as a beginner in soap making I have a lot to learn. I just received my new pack of dried whole calendulas. I know I will use the petals to spread on top or grind them and use on my soaps but do I grind the whole flower with the stems etc too? I...
  5. handavaka

    Oatmeal, Coconut Milk and Honey CP

    This is my RE-designed and RE-formulated Oatmeal Coconut Milk and Honey Soap. I've made them bigger, packed with Colloidal Oatmeal, Creamy Coconut Milk and Honey! I also incorporated a Calendula Infused Oil. I just cut them, and impatiently waiting for their always. This is made...
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    Calendula Oil Infusion Vs Calendula Tea?

    I've been wanting to make cp soap w/ dried calendula. Correct me if I'm wrong, but following the theory that lye eats watever oils it wants, would calendula tea (calendula & water) have greater chances of surviving compared to calendula infused in oil? I just want the most out of the calendula...
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    Does anyone know...

    ...if dried dandelion petals stay yellow in CP soap like calendula petals or do they turn brown like rose petals?
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    Infused Oil Help

    Hi all! I have been making soap now for around a year, and during this time I've been following pre-made recipes found online with minimal tweeking here and there. I'm at the point where I'd like to create my own recipes, and I've done a lot of research into SAP #s and calculating lye...