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Lee242

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I'm thinking of getting some.
Could someone tell me how much would it take to lightly scent 5lb batch CP?
And I know a lot of things come into play on that. Just a rough idea.
 

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I use sandalwood fragrance oil instead of essential oil.
 

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Even the brand of soap that is made in India, made by the government and sold in Indian stores has fo and maybe a titch of eo. I would not waste the eo in soap. Sandalwood is also endangered
 

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Really, it is unaffordable for almost anyone to use sandalwood e.o. for soap. And not worth it, b/c of what the lye might do to it.

Believe me, I am with you on the yearning, but it it is not practical. IMO, it is better to find a good FO that comes as close as close to possible to meeting your requirements (that is not easy either, my current FO testing total is in the 30's, and I will probably keep going whenever there is a new one.)
 
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I was thinking of using it in shaving soap.
 

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Try amyris EO? I've heard it's very similar to sandalwood, but I haven't smelled it for myself.
 

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Sometimes its hard switching gears, if you dont want to use an FO, you might just not make it. I wanted to make a Rose EO, 300.00/oz, there bouts, I didnt care about the cost.......I just wanted the soap. Then I thought, after posting on this forum that it would be best to use the Rose in a lotion....something that wouldnt go down the drain. I changed my mind about the soap. :)
 

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I agree, amyris does not smell like sandalwood to me.
 

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I just have to chime in--I got a bottle of amyris eo in a free sample pack and covered the label and had my husband smell it. He guessed it was sandlewood.
Maybe it's similar to an untrained nose...he is not a soaper. :)
 

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