Does lemongrass EO discolour?

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soapart

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Hi all,
I'm planning a lemongrass & patchouli soap with a yellow base with a green and white drop swirl. Just concerned that my chosen EO's will discolour the batter? Any help greatly appreciated
 

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I make a batch with a patchouli blend and haven't had any probs with discoloration. Haven't tried lemongrass so not sure on that one.


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My lemongrass EO soap is uncolored and it's yellow. HTH. You may need to take a bit out and leave it unscented for the swirls.
 

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Lemongrass is yellow and patchouli is brown, so expect a muted yellow color for your soap. You can brighten it a bit with some titanium dioxide.
 

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Hmm, I wouldn't say I get any noticeable discoloration in my lemongrass soaps- maybe it depends on the lemongrass EO supplier? Mine is from NDA.

And maybe the amount your using too.
 

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I haven't had any trouble with lemongrass/sage in cold process soap, but it turns shampoo and body wash brown.
 

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I make a lemongrass and rosemary soap, and it is bright orange with no colorants.


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