cedar oil polish

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cnm

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anyone heard of this? i got an old bottle just cuz it looks cool but wondered if it could be used in soap.
not on the soapcalc list of oils.
it has a distinct red tinge to it.
could it be petroleum based?
 

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It doesn't have ingredients listed? I'd worry that it's meant as wood polish and contain ingredients that aren't skin-safe. Wouldn't dare try using it in soap, but it might be a really nice furniture polish :)
 

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no, no ingredients.
kinda figured it wouldn't work.
 

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Pure cedar oil is basically a type of essential oil. It is not a triglyceride (the kind of fat that saponifies). Cedar oil meant for furniture care is usually some small amount of real cedar oil mixed with other stuff, including mineral oil which doesn't saponify. I would definitely not use the furniture oil for soaping. Pure cedar oil could be used for scent, but I'd be careful with it in soap or anything intended for the skin -- it could be an irritant for skin.
 

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