Years ago, long before I purchased my first ounce of fragrance oil (it just was not available to soap makers back then!), I started using essential oils with my herbal soaps. Originally, ALL my soap was JUST herbal based. I was a spice vendor, so adding herbs and spices was as natural as breathing at the time, I learned to color all my soaps with spice or herb infusions. None of my soap was scented, just pretty. Gradually, I started noticing that there were some essential oils available, and started experimenting with them for scent. This was still back when finding essential oils in more than 1/2 or 1 oz bottles was very hard, and often much more expensive than they are today.
Below are some of my favorite Essential Oil blends that I developed for my BloomWorks Soap Company product line:
Cedarwood & Lime: 2 parts Cedar, 3 parts Lime
Tangerine Lemongrass: 3 Tangerine, 2 Lemongrass
Sandalwood Tangerine 3 Tangerine, 1 Sandalwood
Bay Rose; 2 Geranium Rose, 1 Palmarosa, 1 Bay Laurel
Patchouli Rose: 1 Patchouli, 2 Geranium Rose
Fairy Garden: 1 Lavandin, 1 Ylang Ylang, 1 Rosewood, ½ sweet orange
Cedar Mint: 1 Peppermint, 2 Spearmint, 2 Cedar
Desert Flowers: 3 Rosewood, 1 Ylang, 1 Lavandin, 1 Geranium Rose, 1 Patchouli
Cleopatra: 4 rosewood, 2 ylang ylang, 1 sandalwood
Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!
Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!
Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20+ year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.
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