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    Hello Everyone,

    I have some Botanical Extracts that I gotten from New Directions Aromatics. I have an all oil based skincare recipe I would like to use them in. I understand they are soluble in water and alcohol.
    But does anyone know if I can heat infuse these powdered extracts in a carrier oil to add to my recipe?


    Susan says on her blog that heat will destroy the properties of the extracts, but I have found no other way to get them to incorporate in water except to heat them for a bit in a water bath until they’re melted. I tried the tinctures, as described on the NDA website and they did not incorporate that way. I still have extract powder at the bottom of the tincture. I have not tried infusing into an oil, but I’m of the opinion “what have you got to lose”? I will never buy the powdered extracts from NDA again. They suck! It’s liquid extracts for me from now on!


    I love lotion crafters website for botanical extracts, they come liquid.


    No, it would not work. If it’s NOT oil soluble, it’s not oil soluble, period. Heat won’t help.

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