Infused oils for color.

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Ivanstein

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Is it possible to infuse color into mineral oil for use in soap?

Will the mineral oil mess up the soap? Are there better clear oils for this?

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Mineral oil doesn't saponify so I wouldn't use it for soaping. I'd pick something like a light olive oil or sunflower for infusions.
 

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I use the yellow olive oil to infuse paprika into for a colorant. You can vary the amount you use to adjust the color from sunshine yellow to brick/rust colored. You can, theoretically, infuse any oil, however, your base oil color will affect your outcome, so choose a light colored oil. Mineral oil, as stated above, will not saponify, so you can't make soap from it.
 

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You can infuse sweet almond, olive, avocado and other oils for using in soap, but don't use mineral oil.
 
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