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.|
|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.||
|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.|
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!
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Microwave Safe Container
|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)
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.
Making my list! Hello sampler 7 🙂