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I infused honeysuckle into grapeseed oil.

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I did it three times then I soaped with it I used kaolin clay to help stick the oils that came from the blossoms in, & the soap smells kinda sweet, not exactly like honeysuckle. though. (maybe like honeysuckle mixed with cocoa butter)
 

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I did it three times then I soaped with it I used kaolin clay to help stick the oils that came from the blossoms in, & the soap smells kinda sweet, not exactly like honeysuckle. though. (maybe like honeysuckle mixed with cocoa butter)
When you say you did it 3 times, do you mean you triple infused? If so, well done! I think it's gorgeous!
 

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I infused about 3 ounces of grapeseed oil with 3 packed down cups of honeysuckle total, by the time I did the 3rd 1 cup infusion, it had a scent, not sure it stuck well though.
 

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That's some sweet looking soap! I've been wanting to make honeysuckle jelly or syrup and now I'm really inspired :)
 

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Thats some of the prettiest soap I've seen. The colors are gorgeous and the swirls are just perfect.
 

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Great colors, amazing swirls - beautiful work! Infusing honeysuckle into grapeseed oil is fascinating to me. Did you dry the blossoms or infuse with fresh?
 

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Did you dry the blossoms or infuse with fresh?
I infused with fresh, took a week, cause I infused for 36 hours, strained squeezed out the oil then infused same oil with more fresh honeysuckle & repeated one more time. I'm now thinking of using Vodka & fresh grated orange peel, avoiding the white part..& repeating till the vodka smells strong of orange...only problem is I'll need to give the orange themselves to family members to eat, as I'm allergic to oranges, Oh & I'll add a cinnamon stick & cloves as well.
 
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