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Saipan

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Just curious has anyone used or heard/thought of using Nettle in soap?


If so are there issues and or benefits from it?
 

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Yes, I use infused nettle oil and I used nettle tea leaves once, but I think they are a little too exfoliating to the point of harsh. Nettle is one of my go to herbs in my herb blend with comfrey, calendula, chamomile, yarrow, plantain. I now use nettle powder that I buy in place of the nettle tea.
 

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I used some powdered nettle in an OO infusion, along with comfrey, hoping for a nice green. The color faded, but it was ok. I don't know that anything botanically magical survives the lye monster...
 

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I infuse nettle in olive oil and strain and use that along with horsetail infused oil in my shampoo bars :) Works great!
 

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I mix nettle powder and spirulina to get a pretty green. (I blatantly stole that from someone on this forum. Thanks, whoever you are!) I haven't had it fade on me, nor have I had any issues.
 

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TeresaT ^^^^


How long has it been curing? My Spirulina soap was a fantastic dark green to start but faded to a pale fawn colour in about 2 months.
 

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