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This oil is one of the most universally useful oils in the world. Not only does it have an identical saponification value to olive oil, providing a wonderful way to reduce costs in your cold-process soap, but it is also an excellent massage oil. Food grades are very healthy to eat — full of nutrients from folate to niacin to protein.
Along with the mild spice scent that it contributes to soap, Organic Clove Powder provides a warm brown color, ranging from dark brown to a light tan.
Botanical Trivia: Clove is a surprising key ingredient in both ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. The island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania produces much of the world’s cloves.
Geranium essential oil is one of those oils that will hold its scent very well over time, and with its heavy floral aroma, it is great for adding that desired floral tone to your soap blend.
Botanical Trivia: Geranium oil is believed to be effective in repelling ticks and mosquitoes. Beyond that, at least one species of geranium leaves are known to cause paralysis in the pesky Japanese flower beetle upon consumption.
Just as one might expect, Fir Needle essential oil has a fresh, woodsy aroma that is slightly sweet. It is a great essential oil for adding brightness to a blend.
Botanical Trivia: Firs trees are best known for their popularity as Christmas trees. As compared to pines, they have flattened needles and seemingly gravity-defying erect cones. Fir Needle has long been known as the forest healer and was used by natives to help heal infections and wounds.