- Jan 25, 2016
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Where did you get your lemongrass EO? Normally lemongrass is so well behaved that I tell newbies to use it.
I used an aura cacia essential oil that I picke up from our local natural foods store. It smells great, and strong, but like I said it tightened up.
Watching through some of the soap queen videos, she mentions adding essential oils and stirring by hand. I used the stick blender - I wonder if that could have been what caused an issue?
Really good point, Susie. I just did a blend of lemongrass, tea tree & spearmint and trace took forever. I had to hit it with the SB a bit to move it along.
Just an FYI on the lemongrass. I have no probs with it in wash-off products (soap) but a slight sensitivity in leave-on (lotion). On the other hand, my sister breaks out in a whole body rash no matter the product. Since I've heard others say the same, try it out washing your hands first instead of running off to the shower for a total scrub down, just in case!
I'm glad things went well for your first time out of the soaping gate and can't wait to see pics of the cut soap!
That's great to know, I'll definitely take care. Especially since my wife can have slight issues with skin conditioning (especially in sensitive areas). We ended up with enough for 6 full bars (I'm using bar molds), and about a 1/3rd full bar. I'll see if the partial bar works ok for her hands, and we can take it from there!
I'll take some pictures tomorrow night once they're set up a little bit. I did sneak a peek though and they seem to be firm already. I guess that means no soap volcanos?