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« on: July 15, 2012, 03:58:32 PM »

How do you use roots as fixatives?

I usually grind the root into a fine power, add the fragrance to it, let it sit, then add the mixture to my CP soap recipe. 

Even though many of the roots have skin-loving benefits, sometimes I don't want to add the root to the recipe . . . so I came up with the idea to add, let's say, Orris root directly into the EO or FO . . . kinda like a Nfusion.  I will keep the root in the fragrance until it is time to use.  At the time of use I will strain the fragrance and remove the root.

In this method I will loose a little of the essential or fragrance oil; however, if it helps to fix the scent, it'll be worth it.

Has one ever tried this method or any other method that worked for them?
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 02:15:11 PM »

I'm thinking of doing this to olive oil. Some kind of
Infused herb blend. I know it's done a lot, I just haven't yet.
I've used rum to make a reduction infused vanilla bean sauce
to add to my soap. Direct heat really helped infuse it all quickly.

I know that I use clays to anchor some of the citrus EO/FO in CP.
I love your idea of infusing into the EO directly.


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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 08:38:06 PM »

Have you ever put EO into oil?  It floats....  

I'm pretty sure starches and clays work as fixatives by absorbing the scent and holding it. Rather than having the EO mill around between soap molecules or touching lye, it is contained in the starch or clay

a few drops of listea or patch can work as a fixative.
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