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Nikolye

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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 this potent stuff to use. i was thinking like 1/4 t ppo would be enough but i can't find anything online regarding it. It

Would i include this into my total essential oil weight? or just consider it an extra add in, no need to weight? such a minuscule amount.

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I didn't know what calendula CO2 extract was so I looked it up. Holy cow, it's expensive! Are you sure you want to use it in soap rather than as a leave-on?

Assuming your answer is yes, and that it is minuscule as you say (e.g., 1/4 tsp), I wouldn't bother accounting for the weight.
 

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I didn't know what calendula CO2 extract was so I looked it up. Holy cow, it's expensive! Are you sure you want to use it in soap rather than as a leave-on?

Assuming your answer is yes, and that it is minuscule as you say (e.g., 1/4 tsp), I wouldn't bother accounting for the weight.


Yes its very expensive but as far as i know you use very very little. My only experience with it is adding it to olive oil for a skin condition infusion. Essential oils are very expensive too and i have to add heaps! It won't be something i did for everyone it would be a small specialty bar for irritated skin. I wouldn't use it as a daily but my mate with skin conditions may. I considered a body butter with some of it, but i think it would be better in a salve rather than an all over butter. So i decided soap with a tiny bit and salve with the rest. Its gold this stuff. Infused in a carrier its the best healing oil!!!
 

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Don't forget that soap is really a wash off product and adding it in might well do absolutely nothing for the condition. Even using a tiny amount which doesn't really cost too much could well be a waste anyway - how much of that tiny amount in the bar would spend any real time on your skin? between lathering and rinsing?
 

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Since it's unknown whether or not herbal benefits survive lye, I would do HP and add your C02 to the superfat.
 
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