Toxic petals?

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Saintlysoaper

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I have been investigating the possibility of using dried botanicals for decorating my soaps and I came across websites selling natural confetti made from dried delphiniums. They are very pretty colours but surely these would be toxic? Does anyone know for sure?
 

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It seems they are used for confetti? That would be a purpose that does not come in contact with the skin. I would not use it in soap.

Here's what Wiki has to say

"All parts of these plants are considered toxic to humans, especially the younger parts, causing severe digestive discomfort if ingested, and skin irritation"

That's a definite nope, nope, nope to me!!!
 

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Yes, I think you may be right. I'd better stick to rose, calendula etc
 

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Rose petals will turn brown/black in soap. I saved and dried all of my beautiful pink rose petals when I was beginning to make soap, imagining how beautiful they would look. I ended up scraping them off, because they just looked...dead. Calendula will stay yellow, though.
 

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