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Ilovesoap

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I made a cp soap with calendula (three oil soap, simple recipe) and now weeks later the areas around the calendula are turning sort of orange. I am actually not sure if it is the calendula or perhaps dos. I have seen pics of dos only (I've not had experience with it at all) Has anyone else had this happen? I know people use calendula often and the soap remains creamy. What is the secret? TD perhaps? or do I have dos? I am a little concerned about this issue as I just purchased a pound of petals with the hopes of using it in cp. I love the way it looks minus the orange discoloration.
I am unable to post a pic btw. sorry. :roll:
 

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calendula

calendula has very strong color. i get calendula extract from f.n.w.l. and infuse my olive oil with it. a little bit turns my oil BRIGHT orange. wiich slowly turn a softer golden color.

did you use dried flowers or ground or extract or e/o?

are the spots pretty evenly distributed?

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I added it to my goat milk soap and did not gel it and it about 4 weeks cure so far and it has a slight fade into soap. I think dos is wet pockets. Is it wet?
 

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I used dried petals not ground in my usual 3 oil recipe. The spots are not wet at all. They appear to be located around the petals. I did gel. I wonder if the gelling process is the culprit. Should I not gel? I haven't been able to stop a gel in my 5 pound loaf. I know I purchased some very beautiful soap from another soaper that has calendula petals (whole or slightly chopped up) and it is a nice creamy bar with no discoloration. I am not sure if she used a little td or not. My recipe typically produces a light creamy bar without any help from td so prefer not to add colorant at all. Any suggestions?
 

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aaaagh! Surely someone has had some experience with this calendula seeping issue. Help! I have a whole pound I would love to use as an additive in my creamy colored soaps. :shock:
 

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I have used dried calendula and calendula infused olive oil in my soaps many times without any seeping issues so I am unsure what has happened to your soap.

Without being able to see the soap it makes it hard to help more.

I also always gel my soap so that shouldn't be the problem. When I have had dos it was dry or a little sticky but not wet.

Sorry to not be of more help! :?
 

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Thanks all, I am wondering now if it could be dos. I have not had experience with it yet. It is dry and the spots are orangey tinted. Could very well be I guess. I will just try another batch and see. I just hate to waste product if the petals are going to seep orange.
 

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cdwinsby said:
I have used dried calendula and calendula infused olive oil in my soaps many times without any seeping issues so I am unsure what has happened to your soap.
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carebear said:
cdwinsby said:
I have used dried calendula and calendula infused olive oil in my soaps many times without any seeping issues so I am unsure what has happened to your soap.
ditto
tritto. :lol: I do not put alot of the petals in, I add them at trace and pour. Not had a problem.....yet. :lol:

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digit said:
carebear said:
cdwinsby said:
I have used dried calendula and calendula infused olive oil in my soaps many times without any seeping issues so I am unsure what has happened to your soap.
ditto
tritto. :lol: I do not put alot of the petals in, I add them at trace and pour. Not had a problem.....yet. :lol:

Digit
?Squiddo? :lol: I use the petals after I grind them a bit in my coffee bean grinder & have had no problems - added them at trace.
 
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