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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Freesia, Wink, Baby Powder, Acai & Mangosteen, and Pink Grapefruit

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

I have more photos for our Fragrance Testing Series! This is a long series of blog posts that shows the testing of our fragrances in Cold Process Soap. We are testing ALL of 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 are all being 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 Freesia. Our catalog notes that “Freesia is a super soft floral with a fresh twist not found in other floral scents. Almost powdery but ALL our non-floral staff liked this scent” Freesia smells light and fresh, an uplifting but still soft in nature.There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that yellow and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.
Freesia scented soap on the left and control on the right.

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

 


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

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

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Wink. Under the description for Wink our catalog says “Wink is a riot! A fruity top note blend of apples, peach and pear. Middle notes of rose jasmine and gardenia. Base notes of vanilla and wild berries. This fresh and pear dominate scent is fun and will bring a smile to your face!” What a fun fruity floral fragrance that will receive many compliments.There was minimal discoloration of note a soft pale creamy 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 Baby Powder. According to our catalog Baby Powder is “a classic baby powder scent including subtle cedar, rose and ylang ylang.” An outstanding powdery, floral fragrance, it’s highly recognized and requested! Clean and fresh, a light fragrance that is great to use in soaps, candles and lotion products.There was moderate discoloration of note, a medium brown color. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.25%, which is 0.36 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Baby Powder scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Baby Powder scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Acai & Mangosteen scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Acai & Mangosteen scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Acai and Mangosteen.  According to our catalog, Acai and Mangosteen is “fresh scent has a tangy top note of lemon and citrus fruits. The middle notes are complex and very fruity, with a few hints of white lily. The base note is sweet musk. This is not a sugary-sweet scent, it is fresh, tangy and somewhat like a sweet grapefruit.” This scent is super citrus fresh and uplifting scent. I keep smelling this bar I can’t get enough.There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that yellow and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, 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 Pink Grapefruit. Pink Grapefruit according to our catalog states that it is “a fresh tart scent that is very invigorating. A good scent for morning showers or any other time you need help to get moving.” Just like a real grapefruit! A sparkling, juicy and sweet citrus fruit. A great pick me up and energizing scent. Love, love, love anything citrus, tart and sweet!There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that purple and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Pink Grapefruit scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Pink Grapefruit 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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Sweek Musk, Oak Leaves & Acorns, Hinoki Wood, Ginger, and Black Amethyst

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I have more photos for our Fragrance Testing Series! This is a long series of blog posts that shows the testing of our fragrances in Cold Process Soap. We are testing ALL of 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 are all being 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 Sweet Musk. Our catalog notes that “Sweet Musk is alluring. Sweet Musk is a fruity floral with peach peel and rose notes on a rich, woody, amber bottom.” A great unisex fragrance very sensual and amazing! If you are familiar with Coty’s Tribe fragrance we think you will love this Sweet Musk fragrance oil.There was minimal discoloration of note very pale barley there hues of beige. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.
Sweet Musk scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Sweet Musk scented soap on the left and control on the right.

 


Oak Leaves & Acorns scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Oak Leaves & Acorns scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Oak Leaves & Acorns. Under the description for Oak Leaves & Acorns, our catalog says “this was a staff favorite with our test samples and being gobbled up before we could stop the mad rush! Rustic pine, wild violets and fall leaves are the center of this intriguing new scent” A nice outdoorsy fall fragrance, gets you in the mood for some relaxing time out by a campfire or enjoying a pleasant hike through the flowery mountain side.There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that spring themed swirl you have always wanted 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 third fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Hinoki Wood. According to our catalog, Hinoki Wood is “warm essences of blonde-wood, cedar and patchouli are enhanced with vanilla musk, cinnamon, clove and uplifted with notes of fresh eucalyptus, lavender, orange blossom, jasmine and rose.” A spicy, woody, musky and very intriguing scent. A pleasant bouquet of floral and woody fragrance.There is a moderate light tan discoloration of note. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Hinoki Wood scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Hinoki Wood scented soap on the left and control on the right.


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

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

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Ginger. According to our catalog, Ginger “has been the rage lately with Origins releasing their new line. We wanted to duplicate that sexy scent for our own soaps and lotions.” A warm and tranquil scent. I keep going back to this scent I can’t seem to get enough, definitely a way to enjoy your products.There is a minimal discoloration of note a soft pale barely there tan. 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 Black Amethyst type. Black Amethyst according to our catalog states that “This is our version of BBW Black Amethyst… lemon, bergamot and lavender are blended with peony, plum and pomegranate, with base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, amber, white musk and vanilla. The scent is certainly a fruity mix but is entirely dominated by deep, sensual notes.” There’s no doubt that is a favorite among the staff, this is an uplifting sweet floral sensation. Not overpowering but very pleasant and enjoyable, this is one of my top choices.There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that purple and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Black Amethyst scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Black Amethyst 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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Champagne Sugar, Mango Sorbet, Love Spell, Spicy Lime, & Sweet Temptation

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I have more photos for our Fragrance Testing Series! This is a long series of blog posts that shows the testing of our fragrances in Cold Process Soap. We are testing ALL of 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 are all being 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 Champagne Sugar. Our catalog notes that “This sugary fruits of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, orange, apple, banana, dew fruit and pineapple. We couldn’t stop there so we added hints of jasmine, rose plum, muget, peony, heliotrope, amber sandalwood and musk.” Wow! What a flirty and fun scent! Sounds like a tropical paradise, this scent definitely has me coming back for more!There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that yellow and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Champagne Sugar scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Champagne Sugar scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Mango Sorbet scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Mango Sorbet scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Mango Sorbet. Under the description for Mango Sorbet, our catalog says “A fun fruity fragrance that works nicely in lotions for an uplifting massage.Try Mango Sorbet when your feet are tired and hot, your feet will appreciate that attention and relief from work. A great blending fragrance.” This scent has a nice fresh creamy mango scent. A wonderful juicy fragrance option for scenting.There was minimal discoloration to this soap a pale, light tan discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.75%, which is 0.44 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Our third fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Love Spell type. According to our catalog, Love Spell type “With all the new fun fragrances available this one has been asked for to the point that we just needed to make one for ourselves” This fragrance is sure to be much requested favorite around your place too!” A fruity, floral, fresh fragrance; an uplifting girly scent. This scent would be a winner in my teenagers lives.There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make any swirl without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.75%, which is 0.44 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.
Love Spell scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Love Spell scented soap on the left and control on the right.

 


Spicy Lime scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Spicy Lime scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Spicy Lime. According to our catalog, Spicy Lime ” Lime is used in many men’s fragrance. Spicy Lime gives a tart, yet spiced scent that is very invigorating and masculine. One whiff of this and you will know what a clean man should smell like.” Spicy Lime gives a fresh scent and you really can smell the citrus lime. A very clean manly scent. Reminiscence of past manly man scents.There is a minimal discoloration of note a soft pale tan. 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 Sweet Temptation, type. Sweet Temptation according to our catalog states that “we liked it so much we thought we would create a MMS version of VS scent. The fragrance has also hit your radar because we have found you, our customers, have been requesting it too!” This fragrance oil is a floral, fruity scent with notes of grapefruit, apricot and lily of the valley. A citrus, fruity, and powdery scent that is  uplifting and not too heavy. A happy perky scent and a must try.There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that purple and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Sweet Temptation scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Sweet Temptation 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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Lemon Zinger, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Sugar, Coconut Lemongrass, and Dream

Monday, March 31st, 2014

I have more photos for our Fragrance Testing Series! This is a long series of blog posts that shows the testing of our fragrances in Cold Process Soap. We are testing ALL  of 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 are all being 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 Lemon Zinger. Our catalog notes that Lemon Zinger “Summer time is the time to get refreshed with lemonade! A fun citrus scent that we have blended with other fruity scents to create some very refreshing summertime scents. We have even blended this with sandalwood for an awesome men’s fragrance.” Lemon Zinger has a definite lemon punch and a great wake me up fragrance. You can’t miss the zing here. It reminds me of a carbonated lemonade.

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

Lemon Zinger scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Lemon Zinger scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Lemon Verbena scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Lemon Verbena scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Lemon Verbena. Under the description for Lemon Verbena, our catalog says “Our lemon verbena fragrance oil is a fabulous new addition to your line! With notes of spring greens, herbs, white lilies, citrus, apples and a hint of mint this new fragrance will have you refreshed and invigorated all day! Our recent shipments have included samples of this new fragrance and the wonderful comments have been pouring in. One gal even compared it to the invigorating splash from Jean Nate. Remember the television commercials? I couldn’t wait to make a body splash and use it liberally too!”

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that spring themed swirl you have always wanted 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 third fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Lemon Sugar (type). According to our catalog, Lemon Sugar type is “a happy fragrance that combines zesty citrus notes of Italian lemon, yuzu, mandarin with lychee, orange blossom and ginger flower, then adds sensual undertones of oak moss, caramel, and white sandal.” This citrus sweet scent is a perfect lift me up fragrance. A great combination for the lemon lovers out there.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make 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.

Lemon Sugar scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Lemon Sugar scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Coconut Lemongrass scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Coconut Lemongrass scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Coconut Lemongrass. According to our catalog, Coconut Lemongrass is “just meant for each other. These two definitely complement each other well. Discover the sensory treasure of tantalizing lemongrass enhanced with the tropical pleasures of coconut. True refreshment!” This scent has a lovely warm combination of fresh lemon with a touch of tropical coconut.

There is a minimal discoloration of note a soft pale barely there tan. 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 Dream (type). Dream according to our catalog states that “Dream is a mix of white freesia, orange flower and pure cloud is how The Gap defines their popular fragrance. Now you can put this clean scent in your soaps, lotions and other products to enjoy!” Dream scented soap is exactly that dreamy, a fresh clean scent that is uplifting but not overwhelming, very calming like having your head in the clouds effect.

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

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

Dream 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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Bitter Orange Orchid, Spiced Fig, Plumberrry Spice, and Heliotrope

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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 Bitter Orange Orchid. According to our catalog, Bitter Orange Orchid “Our staff has gone nuts for this one! It is grown up and fun. The orange scent isn’t like a sweet orange but more tart and spicy. It works great in gel candles and we are making lotions galore to slather on this fragrance. Try some in your next creation and sit back to watch people clamor over each other to find out about this intriguing scent.” Don’t let the Bitter in this fragrance intimidate you. This has become a top requested scent in my family. A great combination of simple sweetness and holiday spices. A great fragrance to use lightly in lotions and strong in room sprays.

There is a minimal discoloration of note, a soft pale barely there tan. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Bitter Orange Orchid scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Bitter Orange Orchid scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Spiced Fig scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Spiced Fig scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Spiced Fig. According to our catalog, Spiced Fig is “The perfect holiday scent of clove studded fruit and baking pies. This scent is like no other, it says welcome to all who enter the home as though they are good friends who have come for coffee and pie.” A great pick me up scent, it wakes up your senses with a sweet fruity fig and fresh holiday baking. What could be better than that!

There is a minimal discoloration of note, a soft pale barely there tan. 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 Plumberry Spice. According to our catalog, Plumberry Spice “Our seasonal favorite is back! Sweetened plums, currants, blackberries and raspberries, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. This scent is more universal than a mere candle scent, even though when used heavily it does smell like a candle. The fragrance is strong due to the spices so start with a little and increase!” I had a friend’s 10 year old son that love to drench himself in a body-spray scented with Plumberry Spice. It got the attention of all the girls at school that loved how he smelled. His mom had to hid the body-spray and apply for him or he would have use the whole bottle.

There is a minimal discoloration of note, a soft pale tan. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

Plumberry Spice scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Plumberry Spice scented soap on the left and control on the right.


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

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

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Heliotrope. According to our catalog, Heliotrope this “scent has a sensual musky note that is under the top layers of vanilla, powder and floral. This sweet and delicate scent is certainly suitable for many applications including soaps, lotions, candles.” A pleasant and enjoyable scent, you get that musky notes and sweet powder fresh aromas. A great choice to use in your soap.

There is a minimal discoloration of note a soft pale barely there tan. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch.

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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Gentle Lotion Scrub

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
We recently received a request for a gentle scrub that would be on the thicker side and be gentle when exfoliating the skin. So today I am going to show you how to make a Lotion Scrub. This is very simple to make, easy to use, and your skin will be extremely happy.

Recipe:
4 oz – Head to Toe Cream, Paraben Free
2 tablespoons – Fiber, Luffa – Ground or Fiber, Vanilla Beans – Ground
Containers of choice – I’m using 4 oz Clear PET Low Profile Jar Size 70

I first measure out 4 ounces of lotion base into a mixing bowl then added 2 tablespoons of ground luffa or vanilla bean, stirred with a spoon until completely mixed, then I filled the finished scrub into containers, that’s it.

I was really excited to try this scrub so I used the luffa scrub first and scooped some out and rubbed it in my hands and up my arms a bit. I rubbed for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it off in warm water. The excess lotion and ground luffa or vanilla bean rinsed right off and left my hands soft and silky. This would be great to apply everywhere prior to a shower, my legs definitely could use this. What a great idea and something different to use for those of you that need a gentle exfoliation.

Happy Scrubbing!

Tonya

Ingredients

Ingredients

Adding Luffa to the lotion

Adding Luffa to the lotion

Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion

Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion

Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans

Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans

Mixed lotion with ground luffa

Mixed lotion with ground luffa

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Products completed in containers

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

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Gingerbread & Spice, Honey Almond, Pumpkin Pie, Welcome Home, and Mulberry

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

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 Gingerbread and Spice. According to our catalog, Gingerbread and Spice “go hand in hand. This old fashioned medley is the perfect infusion of molasses and brown sugar; topped with the perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Be modern, be nostalgic. What ever you call this fragrance everyone will agree it is awesome.” A sure way to get you motivated and baking up some cookies. This scented soap is delicate and soft not overwhelming but you definitely can detect the sweet and spicy blend.

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

Gingerbread&Spice

Honey Almond scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Honey Almond scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Honey Almond. According to our catalog, Honey Almond is “a wonderful combination of sweet, golden honey, mixed with the very popular almond scent. Most people love to put this in an oatmeal, or facial soap. You might want to try it with milk or lanolin soaps to give that sweetly soft caressing scent.” A lovely and velvety scent, you get hints of sweet honey with a bit of almond. Very subtle and enjoyable in this soap.

There was moderate discoloration of note and this means it is a medium darker tan in 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 Pumpkin Pie. According to our catalog, Pumpkin Pie is “A holiday favorite! Pumpkin pie is loved at so many tables across the US that you may not be able to imagine the holidays without it! Spices and pumpkin are combined with a buttery crust note. Yummy!.” The soap has a warm sweet pumpkin pie scent that has a moderate scent. The holiday spices come through with a pleasing scent.

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

Pumpkin Pie scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Pumpkin Pie scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Welcome Home scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Welcome Home scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Welcome Home. According to our catalog, Welcome Home is “Our version of the Salt City Candle company’s Welcome Home fragrance. A festive indulgence of spiced apple cider, combined with crisp evergreen notes that undoubtedly transcend into a festive nirvana. We think this is sure to be a holiday hit.” This is one of my top fragrances to use around the house and in this soap it a top choice as well. The scent stays strong in the soap so you don’t miss the cheerful holiday aroma.

There was moderate discoloration of note and this means it is a medium darker tan in color almost light brown. 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 Mulberry. Mulberry according to our catalog states that “Mulberry is one of the sweetest holiday scents I can think of. Things like Christmas Tree, Bayberry and Warm Vanilla Sugar are all nice holiday scents but Mulberry offers something so different that the others just can’t. If you always love the dark red and purple potpourri sold during December, you are certainly getting Mulberry. Berries, sweet and slightly citrusy.” The Mulberry scent in the soap comes out a very subtle and soft scent. A sweet and uplifting scent keeps me coming back for more.

There was moderate discoloration of note and this means it is a medium darker tan in color with a slight greenish tint. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, which is 0.4 ounces of fragrance in our 1 pound test batch..

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

Mulberry 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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Patchouly, Sandalwood, Creamy Chai Tea, Honey Harvest, and Romantic Wish

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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 Patchouly. According to our catalog, Patchouly is “a strong, exotic, earthy scent with just a touch of spice. Combine with a little sandalwood and jasmine to create a little “flower power” of your own.” In this batch of soap we used the maximum suggested usage rate of fragrance and in this soap it is definitely a heavy scent with a strong earthy and spice scent. This fragrance is one of our favorites for blending with almost anything!

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.

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

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


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

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

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Sandalwood. According to our catalog, Sandalwood is “a fragrance that works well in combinations. It gives a stable base note to higher, more volatile oils, such as orange essential. Use it on it’s own to give a woodsy, down to earth scent.” This sandalwood fragrance has a smooth rich woodsy scent. A very earthy and calming aroma.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make any colored 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 third fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Creamy Chai Tea. According to our catalog, Creamy Chai Tea “has an herbal aroma with spices of ginger, nutmeg and clove. This tea scent of oxidizing tea leaves (often called fermenting) blends in a vanilla note to round out the spices and tea. We think you will love it!” Creamy Chai Tea a soft blend of herbal tea and spices. What a happy fragrance, now I’m craving a Chai Tea Latte!

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make any color 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.

Creamy Chai scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Creamy Chai scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Honey Harvest scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Honey Harvest scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Honey Harvest. According to our catalog, Honey Harvest is “a special blend of notes which have become much desired commodity in this place! Warm beeswax, fresh honey, hints of almond and oatmeal make this scent different from the rest. Our version of L’Occitane’s Honey Harvest is certainly sweeter since it’s ready for soaps” A sweet honey scent that gives a fresh comfy aroma.

There is a minimal discoloration of note a soft pale barely there tan. We think this is a lovely color for a honey scented soap! 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 Romantic Wish type. According to our catalog, Romantic Wish type “is an orange, apple and pear top note fragrance. It is complemented by jasmine, lily and sweet melon, with a base note of sensual musk.” This is one of my favorite fragrances, this soap has a elegant fruity and floral scent.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that 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.

Romantic Wish scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Romantic Wish 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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Fragrance Testing in Cold Process Soap: Punch Party, Red Grape & Blueberry, Berries & Twigs, Cranberry, and Earth

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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 Punch Party. According to our catalog, Punch Party is “A fun, fruity scent that is fabulous for summer! An umbrella drink blend of pineapple and coconut, with a touch of banana and a twist of lemon. How could we make it better? We topped it with a single raspberry!” What a fun super fruity scent! This will definitely wake you up and put a smile on your face. Place a scented bar at the kid’s sink to keep them excited to wash up!

There was minimal discoloration of note, a very light pale 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.

Punch Party scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Punch Party scented soap on the left and control on the right.


Red Grape & Blueberry scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Red Grape & Blueberry scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Our second fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Red Grape & Blueberry. According to our catalog, Red Grape & Blueberry is “a fruity blend of grape skins, strawberry, blueberry, pineapple and honeysuckle. Base notes of tobacco, caramel and balsamic amber round out this fruity with a twist scent. Fresh, sweet but not cloying, a great scent for soaps.” A fairly mild fruity and not overwhelming scent at all in soap. I can definitely detect the fruity blend without the over-the-top kick of scent. A delightful fragrance.

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that 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.


Our third fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Berries & Twigs. According to our catalog, Berries & Twigs is “a twist of favorite scents. Raspberries and grapefruit play into a warm mixture of earthy oak and moss.” A warm combination of scents with an explosion of raspberries with an earthy citrus twist. Love this scent in room sprays and lotions and now in my soaps!

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that 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.

Berries & Twigs scented soap on the left and control on the right.

Berries & Twigs scented soap on the left and control on the right.


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

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

Our fourth fragrance in Cold Process Soap is Cranberry. According to our catalog, Cranberry “has been a popular request in the fragrance area for a while. We have tried many different blends and not found a real, crisp cranberry scent. This one is lovely though! It changed our minds on what a cranberry scent could be once it grew up. Crisp, tart, red and refreshing. This scent isn’t just for the holidays, it is for anytime you want a fresh berry scent that isn’t overwhelmingly sweet. We are sure you will enjoy this scent anytime.” This scented soap came out a pleasant soft fruity cranberry scent. Very refreshing!

There was not any discoloration of note and this means you can make that pink and white swirl you have always been dreaming of without worrying about the fragrance causing discoloration. We used the maximum suggested usage rate of 2.5%, 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 Earth. Earth according to our catalog states “It’s back! Hunters requested this scent to use in their soap for their bodies and clothes. It smells just like fresh turned farm dirt. Could your children ever complain about taking a bath with dirt soap? A fun twist of expectations!” If you love the scent of dirt, this is for you! For all the the hunters, gardeners and outdoorsy folks, when you can’t get enough of that fresh dirt smell – Earth is for you! Reminds me of the smell you get when turning over the dirt to plant new flowers and trees.

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

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

Earth 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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