[soapcraft] Re: Infused oil

I want to infuse some Chamomile and use the oil in soap making and lotions

From: soapcraft-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:soapcraft-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Kim & Clyde Stirling
Sent: Friday, 30 July 2010 11:24 AM
To: soapcraft@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [soapcraft] Re: Infused oil

Hey Liz,

here is a really basic question for some I guess!

What do you use infused oils for? I make them to cook with, but not packed like 
you make them? Do you add the oil as a 'flavouring' to the products you make?

Also, where did you do a herbal course?
Thanks
Kim

From: soapcraft-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:soapcraft-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Liz Brook
Sent: Friday, 30 July 2010 11:13 a.m.
To: soapcraft@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [soapcraft] Re: Infused oil

Hey Rebecca,

I know this because I did a herbal course a few years back and I also have 
herbal infusions on the go all the time.

My infusions always have seepage and oil over run, no matter how tight you 
close the lid.

But - I'm not sure why!  Maybe it is because the dried herb expands as it soaks 
in the oil and creates a larger mass of herbal material and therefore causes 
excess oil?

I've sent off an email to a herbal friend - I will report back.

Cheers
Liz

----- Original Message -----
From: Rebecca Midkiff<mailto:ramidkiff@xxxxxxxxx>
To: soapcraft@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:soapcraft@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 10:11 AM
Subject: [soapcraft] Re: Infused oil

You've lost me Liz. Why would oil leak out of the jar?
Cheers Rebecca
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Rouse Pauline A 
<Pauline.Rouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:Pauline.Rouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
I would like to do a Organic infused Chamomile oil.
Do I put the dried chamomile into a jar with Sunflower oil and leave for 2 
weeks.  How much oil would I need?
Pauline


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