Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Jacob, 21, Esme, Volturi, Christmas Tree 1


I have more photos for our Fragrance Testing Series! This is a long series of blog posts that will show the testing of our fragrances in Cold Process Soap. We are testing ALL the fragrances in our catalog at their maximum recommended usage rate for Cold Process Soap and showing you pictures of what the finished soaps look like in a side by side comparison with an unscented control batch. Since these fragrances were tested at their maximum recommended usage rate, I wouldn’t recommend using more fragrance! These soaps are strongly scented and will smell much stronger when wet!

Our first fragrance today in Cold Process Soap is Jacob. According to our catalog, Jacob is a “blend of evergreen woods, moss, patchouli and sensual musk. It is a deep, yet fresh scent and entirely masculine.” I’m definitely Team Jacob. There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that awesome swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.
Jacob scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Jacob scented soap on the left and control on the right.


21 scented soap on the left and control on the right.

21 scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is 21. According to our catalog, 21 is a “flirty scent in a creamy coconut blend with fresh sea air, bergamot, herbal lavender and buttery vanilla. It is fresh and youthful. I smell this scent and think of the crazy TV commercials that show luxurious long hair that is clean, sparkly and sexy. This scent would make a nice day perfume.” This scent gives a fresh and fun feeling, fairly calm sent and definitely not overwhelming.

There is a moderate discoloration and the soap is a medium tan color.We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.


Our third fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Esme. According to our catalog, Esme is “super fresh, calming water type scent. Think of green melons, fresh air, wild flowers, jasmine, violet, cashmere and musk. A lovely, classy and happy scent.” In this soap the scent is a mild pleasant crisp and clean scent that you can surely find bits of melon in a nice patch of flowers.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make the swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Esme scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Esme scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Volturi scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Volturi scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Volturi. According to our catalog, Volturi is “royalty among fragrances, and top among vampires! Timeless lemon, lime, lavender and amber combine with cedar, clover and patchouly. A rich, sexy and enticing scent.” A lot going on in this soap a rich and powerful scent that is moderately to strong scented in the finished soap. We used the maximum in our test batch, so if you like a milder scent then I would suggest a subtle or moderate usage rate. A pleasant and enticing sexy scent.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that any swirl without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.


Our fifth and last fragrance for today in Cold Process soap is Christmas Tree. Christmas Tree according to our catalog is “a must have if you enjoy the smell of fresh cut evergreens, no kidding I think they stuffed a fresh cut tree in the bottle.” You can’t miss this incredible evergreen scent, you will be thinking that there’s Christmas trees growing in your house. I’d be looking around to see where my presents are.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.0%, which is 0.32 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

ChristmasTree

Christmas Tree scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Thank you for joining us today! We will be releasing more pictures as we continue testing soaps. If there is a fragrance you would like to see, let us know and we will put it at the top of our list!


Here are the details about our test batches before we added any fragrances!

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Shea Butter
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Water
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Immersion Blender
Soap Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
142 grams Coconut Oil
113 grams Olive Oil
29 grams Shea Butter
64 grams Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
177 mL Water
Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5 oz Coconut Oil
4 oz Olive Oil
1 oz Shea Butter
2.26 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
6 fl oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
37.5% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
31.25% Coconut Oil
25% Olive Oil
6.25% Shea Butter
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Q.S. Water

Our temperatures for lye and oils are between 125°F and 130°F to handle our currently cool weather. We make our soap with a 6% superfat. All of the batches we make are mixed to light trace and then the fragrance is added. After the fragrance is added we mix until the fragrance is incorporated and then we pour into the mold.

Tonya

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  • Katie

    Dear Tonya,

    Could you please run the color test for Frosted Cupcakes FO sometime soon? I have a CP soap idea in mind, but I was hoping to see what the FO does in soap before I run my test batch so I can plan ahead.

    As a suggestion, it would be really great if the pictures of the results were shown on the product page.

    Thanks so much!

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