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doodlebug
13-02-2010, 01:03 PM
does/has anyone used any leaf infusions in soap?
im thinking of trying a scented geranium leaf or lemon verbena & infusing it in oil, but am wondering if its actualy going to end up smelling like intended or if it will go horribly wrong!

any ideas?

removed10
13-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Infusions alone did not do much in my soap, smell-wise, but they look great on the label - a good selling/marketing point! It's something to consider! =)

Be sure to strain out every last bit of mushy botanical, as it can cause an ugly spot in the soap - ugly brown gooey spot. That is NOT a good selling point! =O

Rosamundi
14-02-2010, 07:53 AM
Leaf infusions don't tend to impart much smell of herb but they do impart colour. I make up a comfrey infusion which turns the soap sort of muddy green with an earthy smell.

That said vanilla infusions work really well on the scent front.

doodlebug
14-02-2010, 04:53 PM
great ,thanks for the replys.
i'd hoped they might have added a bit more scent than you say they will.
will give it a go & see what sort of effect they have, ive decided that i dont actualy like fragrance oils as much as i thought i would so will go down the "natural" route from now on.