I use clove EO quite a bit in soap. At safe IFRA levels. I also make menthol soap. Also at safe IFRA levels. I do my due diligence and research. I also put warning labels on any soap that MIGHT come anywhere close to affecting delicate skin (or lady bits) in case anyone has sensitive skin.Thank you for this thread. I did a search on CBD in soaps so here i am, although this is a year old...
anyway, this might be a multi part question.
i have been reading A LOT on soaping and ingredients. I ran across someone very passionately talking about not using certain essential oils in soaps because of their properties not being safe even in the finished product, specifically if I recall correctly, clove EO. I dont think that was here. It might have been. I read a lot so it could have been anywhere.
I do know a little about essential oils. I used to study them. I use the term study loosely....I dont have a degree, just casual self taught, couple of books and research. But I saw clove EO mentioned in a soap and thought....eewwww what about the lady parts lol.
That said, what is the truth in that? Do soaps retain the properties of EO after soaponification?
Now I know that an oil like CBD is extracted and not the same as a true EO. IF properties of an EO can survive soaping (if it does), why wouldn't an extraction survive? Being new to soaping, I hope these aren't stupid questions. I just need to understand things at the base level lol.