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How tis everyone doing on this beautiful sunny day? Its been raining here forever. Today is the first day with sun in ages :D heh, its about the small things.

Has anyone used chamomile tea instead of water? How strong is the tea? I am thinking of making unscented soap and I am looking for just a dash of earthy smell in the final product.
 

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I make a chamomile soap, but I infuse the herbs into the oils and haven't tried it with a tea yet. If I did, though, I would probably make it 2× strength or more. That's how I usually do all my other teas and such
 

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Unfortunately, I've never noticed any of the chamomile fragrance come through in cold process soap. It's the lye...... :-(
 

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Not even a little "aroma"? I have has some success with rosemary. It left a faint odor. The soap was unscented but had a very fait scent when you hold it up to your nose and take a whif. so I was hoping to use chamomile the same way.
 

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I have a light chamomile scent in mine - made with chamomile infused oil (30%), chamomile tea for water, and chamomile powder added. Smells very nice.
 

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Not even a little "aroma"? I have has some success with rosemary. It left a faint odor. The soap was unscented but had a very fait scent when you hold it up to your nose and take a whif. so I was hoping to use chamomile the same way.
Honestly, not so that I could notice.
 

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Good evening fellow soapers!
Not to steal this thread but being were talking chamomile I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a fragrance oil closest to the real thing...
 

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Well, that is dissapointing. How much chamomille powder to use? Does the soap feel scrubby with the powder?

CTAnton: Sorry, cant recomend any. I tryed a few. They all smelled nice but just not anything like chamomile.
 

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Well, that is dissapointing. How much chamomille powder to use? Does the soap feel scrubby with the powder?
I believe I used 1 tsp ppo. I have only used a sliver of it at this point. Didn't feel scrubby to me and also had colloidal oatmeal in it. I haven't used a full bar yet though.
 

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