Good grief I am stupid! when it comes to EO's

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Sondra, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Weighed out all my EO's for the recipe, set them aside and weighed out all my oils so that tonight I can throw everything together and make my soap. WELL let me tell you I learned something new. EO's melt plastic cups and I have a counter full of blue plastic glob and eo. Kitchen smells good tho. :/ What a stupid waste.
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

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    Everyone does this once :) Vicki
     

  3. lynpea

    lynpea New Member

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    Need a smiley for sheepishly raising hand here......BTDT
     
  4. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    I figured this out when measuring into those white plastic dixie cups. Noticed when I stirred it up once there was white goo in the top of my spoon. Not just eo's but some fo's too. Now I use baby food jars. :)
     
  5. kidsngarden

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    I bought shot glasses with measurements for this, but now my batches have more FO than a shot glass (they are still good for measuring for other things like lotions and bath bombs...Now I have stainless cups.
     
  6. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    I was so mad at myself the first time I did this, what a waste of expensive oils too.. Yep, I used one of those cheap plastic drinking cups, ate a hole in the bottom and all leaked out, warped the rest of the cup. Mess to clean up too.
    Barbara
     
  7. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Tell me abt it. This is the first time I have ordered any fragrances and mostly EO's Was so tickled to get them and then wasted them. some I only bought 4 oz of and used 2oz ea all over the cabinet GRRRRRRRRRR
     
  8. Katarina

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    Well, thanks for the warning. :D I am just about to order my first EOs I am glad that I read this!
     
  9. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Vicki told me about this before I even started soaping. I've only ever used glass for measuring EO's and FO's.

    Some of those EO's are strong! Hopefully you got your counter cleaned up. :D

    Sara
     
  10. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Well no it isn't cleaned but luckily I have a huge cutting board type plastic thing over there and it went on that not the actural counter. However the whole counter is to be replaced soon anyway so am glad I learned this now and not later.
     
  11. Theresa

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    Thanks for the warning Sondra. I didn't know that they would do that! Guess I won't use plastic anymore either!
     
  12. Carolyn

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    Dragon Blood melted our cups, DD1 grabbed towels, the towels and washer smelled like Dragon Blood for a long time. :rofl After a couple of weeks, the fragrance was just right, thats how we decided Dragons Blood made a good laundry detergent. :). Carolyn