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Essential oil Flashpoints


It is important to know the flash point of essential oils if you are going to use them in making soaps. Soap saponifies at high temperatures up to 190 degrees Farenheit. It is therefore important to use essential oils with higher flash points or to blend low temperature flash point eo's with eo's that have a higher flashpoint to make them more stable in soap. Here is a listing of common essential oils used in making soaps and there flash points:

Essential Oils Flashpoint F / Flashpoint C

  • Aniseed - 194F / 90C
  • Basil - 176F / 80C
  • Bay Leaf Oil - 140F / 60C
  • Black Pepper - 129 F / 54 C
  • Bergamot - 136F / 58C
  • Cajeput - 126F / 52C
  • Cedarwood(atlas) - >212F / >100C
  • Camomile (Roman - 135F / 57C
  • Camomile(German) - 140 F / 60 C
  • Cinnamon Leaf - 194F / 90 C
  • Citronella - 135F / 57C
  • Clove Bud - >212 / >100C
  • Clary Sage - 174F / 79 C
  • Eucalyptus - 117F / 47C
  • Geranium - 176F / 80 C
  • Geranium Rose - Flash F
  • Ginger - 135F / 57C
  • Grapefruit - 109F / 43C
  • Lavender (augustofolio) 162F / 72C
  • Lavender 40/42 160F / 71C
  • Lemongrass 169F / 76C
  • Palmorosa 199F / 93C
  • Patchoul >212F / >100C
  • Peppermint 151F / 51C
  • Petitgrain 151F / 66C
  • Rosemary 105F / 40C
  • Spearmint 151F / 66C
  • Tangerine 124F / 51C
  • Tea Tree 135-142F/ 57-61C
  • Vetiver >212F / >100
  • Ylang Ylang 189F / 88C


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