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

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I would think they'd go brown with time. My daughter tries to save them in the house and they get all mushy and gross
 

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4 oz wt Calendula Petals in 32 oz wt Olive oil less than 120F for 2 hours sound about right? Does the dosage from low to high make a color from pale yellow to golden?
Any notes about adding Petals at trace? I understand the petals are not rough.
Thank you Genny :)
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The petals themselves do go brown, but if you infuse them in oil, they make a beautiful yellow.
 

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4 oz wt Calendula Petals in 32 oz wt Olive oil less than 120F for 2 hours sound about right? Does the dosage from low to high make a color from pale yellow to golden?
Any notes about adding Petals at trace? I understand the petals are not rough.
Thank you Genny :)
Roy
I don't think that would be enough calendula petals in that amount of oil to get much of a color.
How I do it is, measure out the petals & put just enough oil in it to cover the petals. I use a mini crockpot (like one of those potpourri ones) & have it on low for 4- 6 hours. If the color's not dark enough once I've strained out the petals, I put more petals in & pour my infused oil back in there & heat again.

Calendula petals can be added at trace, I'd start at 1/4 oz ppo.
 

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Genny, are you drying the dandelions petals prior to infusing?
 
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