Wicked Witch Soap 5


I love the music from original Broadway cast of Wicked. At one time there were perfumes available for both Elphaba and Galinda. The description for the Defy perfume was quite intriguing and I had to see if I could blend something like it myself without ever smelling the perfume. I have listed the official description below for you to read.


This complex and luxurious fragrance embodies the rebellious spirit of Elphaba with a deep aroma of cedar, jasmine, plum, amber, cardamom, and patchouli leaves mixed with hints of vanilla and citrus.


After reading the official description, I sat down with the catalog and looked for fragrances that also contained similar scent elements. Hinoki Wood had several elements in common with Defy such as cedar, patchouly, vanilla, jasmine. Pluot had the plum, vanilla and citrus elements that were needed as well.

Now that I had some fragrances I wanted to start blending, I sat down with my collection of current fragrances. I put Hinoki Wood and Pluot together on a sachet card and then sniffed. Hmmm. While this smells interesting, I think there needs to be some more patchouly to balance this out. I added a few drops of Patchouly fragrance oil and sniffed again. Ahhh. This smells good and it seems to have a mysterious and mystical aroma to it, but this scent seems a little flat and one sided even with the fruity Pluot. After sniffing the card for several minutes, I thought that maybe if I increased the sweet vanilla and citrus notes, I would achieve a balanced scent blend. I grabbed the Tahitian Vanilla because it is a great combination of citrus and vanilla. Perfect! This was the scent I had been imagining.

I took the scent blend around the warehouse to share it with various people and asked for their opinions. The responses varied from “Yum, I like that,” “Interesting scent,” “I don’t care for it,” and “It smells like an incense or smoky perfume.” Overall, the response was that this blend was intriguing and smelled good. I felt that these responses meant that I was right on track.

Now it was time to apply this blend to an actual application to see if it turned out well.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Coconut Oil
Macadamia Nut Butter
Olive Oil
Palm Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Patchouly Fragrance Oil
Hinoki Wood Fragrance Oil
Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil
Pluot Fragrance Oil
Moss Green Dry Color
Liquid Glycerin
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 90 seconds
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding fragrance blend and color and mixing well: 30 seconds
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Soap Recipe in ounces:
8 ounces Coconut Oil
4 ounces Macadamia Nut Butter
4 ounces Olive Oil
16 ounces Palm Oil

4.58 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
12 ounces Water

qs Liquid Moss Green Color*
0.56 ounces Wicked Scent Blend

  • 0.15 oz Patchouly FO
  • 0.15 oz Hinoki Wood FO
  • 0.15 oz Tahitian Vanilla FO
  • 0.09 oz Pluot FO
Scent Blend in Parts:
5 parts Patchouly Fragrance Oil
5 parts Hinoki Wood Fragrance
5 parts Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance
3 parts Pluot Fragrance Oil

* To make these soaps, I did need to do some work just to prepare the colors I would use. I mixed the Moss Green Dry color with Liquid Glycerin and then mixed well. From now on, I will refer to this as Liquid Moss Green Color. I used the amount I desired to color my soap, but you can use more or less as you desire. This item has been marked as q.s. “Quantity Sufficient” for this purpose.

Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Combine the scent blend in a beaker and set aside.

Combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Upon light trace, add the scent blend and Liquid Moss Green Color. Stir well. Pour soap into the desired mold I used a different style of the Guerrilla Mold from Dirk’s post. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.

Notes:
When I cut this soap and showed it around for people to sniff I had several people who didn’t like it right out of the bottle tell me that they loved the smell of the soap and want to know what the fragrance was. This soap was particularly popular with the guys, but even the gals liked it. I’ll even say that those that are known the be the fruity bubblegum scent loving people liked this. Wicked Witch soap will be well liked in particular by those who like muskier or deeper aromas.

Thanks for joining me on my scenting adventure. The Wicked Witch soap samples have been sent to the Shipping Department to send out in orders. I really want to hear your comments about this or any of the other recent soaps. I hope that anyone wanting a sample soap will request one and if we have any samples we will send them to you.

Do you have any favorite characters from books or plays that you would like to see a scent blend created for that character? Let me know through the Contact Us page and maybe we can create a scent blend to define a book or character. I’m sure that all our readers had fun with the last scent blending we did.

Finished cut bars of soap.

Fixed oils before melting.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

Beginning to mix the fixed oils and lye solution.

Adding the fragrance blend to the raw soap.

Adding the Liquid Moss Green color to the raw soap.

Mixing the raw soap well.

Pouring the soap into the mold.

The soap resting in the mold.

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About Andee

I’m a twenty something soap snob. I’ve grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won’t tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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5 thoughts on “Wicked Witch Soap

  • xyxoxy

    I hate to admit it but I almost missed out on the Wicked Witch sample. We just went to re-use an MMS box to ship something and found the sample hiding in the bottom. I guess when I checked off all of the items I ordered I stopped looking. Anyway… I love the scent… a LOT. In fact I now need to order Hinoki Wood FO. I have not used the soap but my only other comment is that the soap seems a bit soft… even after all of this time… it’s still very squishable. But that won’t stop me from trying it.

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  • Renae

    Is this the same scent that is now in the catalog as Wicked FO? My step-daughter loves that stupid book and I want to make her a green and purple swirl soap using the Wicked FO but it doesn’t give any info on how it performs in CP.

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    • Andee Post author

      Yes it is! The fragrance does discolor to a medium brown color and has not accelerated any batches I have made with the fragrance.

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  • Jennifer Gale

    Since you no longer carry the macadamia nut butter, would the macadamia oil be a similar substitute, or would you recommend something else?

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