Building a Scent Blend for Soap 7


Finished Essential Oil Blend

Finished Essential Oil Blend

I love all kinds of scented products. Perfumes, potpourri, lotions, body scrubs, etc. If it is scented, I am almost guaranteed to love it. That being said, I am funny in that I like my soaps to have a clean scent. Masculine, feminine or unisex, soap scents all need to smell fresh and clean. So when I was at the HSCG Conference in Tampa, Florida; I was more than delighted to smell the soaps and other products that the attendees had made. One soap in particular stuck out to me. It had a delightful blend of essential oils, including Lavender, Oakmoss and Patchouli.

I keep dreaming of the scent and today I wanted to recreate it with my own personal twist to it. Tomorrow we will make soap with the essential oil blend that we create today. You won’t want to miss out! Don’t forget! Father’s Day is coming up and this is the perfect scent to surprise Dad with.

Ingredients
Lavender 40/42 Extra Essential Oil
Vetiver Essential Oil
Balsam Peru Essential Oil
Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
Amyris Essential Oil
Patchouly Essential Oil
Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
16 grams Lavender 40/42 Extra Essential Oil
4 grams Vetiver Essential Oil
8 grams Balsam Peru Essential Oil
8 grams Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
4 grams Amyris Essential Oil
4 grams Patchouly Essential Oil
4 grams Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.56 oz  Lavender 40/42 Extra Essential Oil
0.14 oz Vetiver Essential Oil
0.28 oz  Balsam Peru Essential Oil
0.28 oz Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
0.14 oz Amyris Essential Oil
0.14 oz Patchouly Essential Oil
0.14 oz Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Recipe in Parts
4 parts Lavender 40/42 Extra Essential Oil
1 part Vetiver Essential Oil
2 parts Balsam Peru Essential Oil
2 parts Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
1 part Amyris Essential Oil
1 part Patchouly Essential Oil
1 part Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Weighing Essential Oils

Weighing Essential Oils

Weigh the essential oils into a glass container. Stir well, cap and label. Set aside in a safe place until you are able to use it!

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Bottling Essential Oil Blend

Bottling Essential Oil Blend

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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7 thoughts on “Building a Scent Blend for Soap

  • Diana

    So Taylor
    Did you make a soap with these essential oils? And if so how did they come out?

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    • Taylor Post author

      Diana,

      I did make a soap with this blend and I am in love! I really want to make a batch at home where I don’t have to share.
      I used it at a moderate rate and I am very please with how it turned out. I am not sure I would like it at a strong usage
      rate but I have been known to be surprised.

      Cheers!
      Taylor

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  • Gisele

    CAn I add superfat oil to my recipie after the oil has been stirred to a creamy consistency. Also, is the superfat quantity over and above the oils called for in the recipie. Thank you

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    • Tina

      Gisele,

      I calculate for all the oils I put in my batch, regardless of the time when I add them, this helps prevent soaps that have 18 or 20% excess fat. I find it is best to add special oils at the end of mixing but not after I get a full trace. And don’t ever let those special oils remain on the counter after you have filled your mold! Forgetting about the oil is a huge drawback to adding oils near the end of your mixing.

      Tina

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