Essential Oil problem - What happened???

JoyfulSudz

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I'm just beginning to use EOs rather than FOs and ran into a problem on my first batch. I mixed together Crafter's Choice Sweet Orange EO (1.2 oz) with Sun Pure Botanicals Patchouli EO (.35 oz). Stirred them together, seemed okay. But when I went to add them to my batter at trace, it had separated into oil with a tarry glop at the bottom. I went ahead and poured the liquid oil into my batch and this photo is what I had left. It took a brillo pad to clean the tarry mess out of my mixing cup.Orange & Patchouli EOs.jpg Any ideas what happened?
 
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Dibennett

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I have had a rather gummy mess left in my glass measuring jug after using Orange EO actually I find citrus EOs do this... I just used Rosemary and Peppermint in a batch and I mixed it with Kaolin clay before adding to the batter, it seemed to work well.
 

JoyfulSudz

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@Dibennett Thanks for the tip about the clay. I'll give it a try.
I've used Orange EO numerous times before without a problem. The patchouli does seem to be the issue here since it separates out even by itself.
 

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