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jennyannlowe

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Can this be used in cold process soap? It does have alcohol in it....Has anyone tried it?

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I haven't used witch hazel in soap but use it routinely as a facial toner. I have no idea if any of it's properties would survive the lye beast but if you want to give it a shot be sure to simmer (not boil) off the alcohol first, like you would with beer or wine. Hopefully someone with more info will come along shortly!
 

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I've not used it in soap either. Only in a toner or aftershave
 

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It says right on the label that it contains 14% alcohol so I wouldn't risk it in CP unless you boil off the alcohol. I have purchased the Thayers brand alcohol-free witch hazel and used it in CP but didn't do a full water replacement (more like 30-40%). It turned out to be nice soap and didn't do anything funky like speed trace.
 
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