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    Missnatty

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    Quantity of EO per kg of oil

    Post by Missnatty on Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:53 am

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    Lynnz

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    Re: Quantity of EO per kg of oil

    Post by Lynnz on Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:12 am

    sorry Miss Natty I am not too familiar with EO usage but I do a hemp and lime EO soap and use about the same quantity so will watch with interest :0)
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    Glasshouse

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    Re: Quantity of EO per kg of oil

    Post by Glasshouse on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:10 am

    Hi guys
    The recommended rate for cold process soap for EOos and FOs is 2-3% of the base oil weight so 25mls/kg is okay. This is just a guide though and it depends on how strong you like your soap to be and also how strong the scent is. For example, I usually use about 2% of peppermint essential oil as it is really strong whereas citrus oils I use 3% because they don't smell as strong and also don't last as long in the soap.
    When you do make your recipe just make a note of the quantity of everything you use so you can use it as a comparison later. Also remember your colours and scent will strengthen over the curing period as the water evaporates.

    Hope this helps!
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    Missnatty

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    Re: Quantity of EO per kg of oil

    Post by Missnatty on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:35 am

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    Re: Quantity of EO per kg of oil

    Post by Glasshouse on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:16 am

    Lol! No I haven't tried. I have enough trouble trying to put a few scents together without worrying about adding something else Smile
    Maybe someone else might be able to help you with that one.

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