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Infusing Oils with Herbs and Spices for Use in Cold Process Soap Making



Thank you so much for watching, commenting, and subscribing! :) This video shows how I personally make my herb and spice oil infusions. Be sure to research the herbs and spices for yourself and your particular recipe, making sure they are both safe to use in cold process soap and safe for the skin. In case you’re interested, I have an affiliate store where I’ve listed all of the soap making supplies and materials that I purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/shop/kapiamerasoapcompany If you use those links to buy anything, it won’t cost you anything extra, but I will receive a very small percentage of the sale. Every little bit helps, though, so thank you very much if you do! :) Several links below provide information on many other herbs and spices, along with details on how to make infusions with them and what happens when you add them to cold process soap. In this video, I used olive oil, but I occasionally use sunflower and sweet almond oil for various infusions. Here are some details about each herb/spice I used in this video: Indigo Root Powder Infusion ratio: 2 teaspoons for every 4 oz olive oil (I purchase my indigo powder from both BrambleBerry and Soap Making Resource) Paprika Powder: 2 Tbsp for every 4 oz olive oil Nettle Leaf Powder: 2 Tbsp for every 4 oz olive oil Dried Calendula Petals: Fill the jar with the dried petals, cover completely with olive oil There are basically two methods for infusing oils: applying heat to quickly infuse the oils OR allowing the mixture to sit for about 6 to 8 weeks. I make my infusions using a double boiler, but I have also achieved great results using a crock pot. I’ve never tried allowing the mixture to sit for weeks. I’m really just too impatient for that. There are links below that discuss both methods. I’m sure I’ve left some great sites out of this list below, so if you know of one, please let us know in the comments. For more information on various ways to infuse oils, ratios, and some great tips, check out these links: Soap Queen - How to Infuse Oils with a Crock-Pot - http://goo.gl/XX4s7T Loving Soap - Color Soap Naturally - Using heat sealable tea bags - http://goo.gl/nN9rDw Humblebee & Me - Make Your Own Herb Infused Oils (shows both the quick and slow methods) - http://goo.gl/okbFCz Aussie Soap Supplies - How to Infuse Herbs - http://goo.gl/fXKbyB Anne L Watson - Natural Colorants in Soap - http://goo.gl/hHKeaY Bath Alchemy Lab - Natural Colorants for Soap - ratios for lots of herbs/spices - http://goo.gl/PwfPbK Farmer Jim’s Blog - Natural Colorants Used in Soap Making - http://goo.gl/7iJkQw How to Use Infused Natural Colors in Soap Making (candleandsoap.about.com) - http://goo.gl/v32L2k Kápia Méra Soap Co Blog - by me ;) - Testing New Herbs, Spices, & Clays in CP Soap - http://goo.gl/HpqQaW Kápia Méra Soap Co Blog - by me ;) - How to get a pink soap with an indigo root infusion - Impression Mat Soap - http://goo.gl/NI2TJV Where I purchased my natural colorants: Indigo Root Powder: BrambleBerry, Soap Making Resource, and Botanical Colors Paprika Powder: Soap Making Resource Nettle Leaf Powder: Amazon (Starwest Organic Nettle Leaf Powder) Alkanet Root Powder: Soap Making Resource Calendula Petals: Rustic Escentuals I purchase a lot of other clays and herbs. Most come from the above stores. I also buy from Nature's Garden, Mad Oils, Wholesale Supplies, Camden Grey, Soapmakingcolorants.com, Majestic Mountain Sage, and probably some others that I can't quite recall at the moment. If you have a specific question or need a link, just leave a comment below, and I'll get back to you asap. :) YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kapiamerasoapcompany My Blog: http://kapiamera.blog My Website: http://www.kapiamera.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kapiamerasoapco Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kapiamerasoapcompany Music Info: One Fine Day by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ In Albany New York by The 126ers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: YouTube Audio Library (http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Carpe Diem by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/wordpress/2016/05/carpe-diem/ Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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