Essential and fragrance oils can wreak havoc on cold process soap. Find out how to minimize or avoid problems.
You order new scents, open the first bottle and take a big sniff. Oh, what a mistake! You hate it and cannot imagine why anyone would ever purchase it intentionally, much less create lotion, soap, candles or anything else with it. So, you stash the bottle, never intending to use it and choose the ones … Continue reading Surprises of Scent
Unless you specialize in unscented products, fragrance is a vital part of your experience. Therefore, it is important to understand fragrance. If you feel you haven’t grasped what it is all about, you’ll get the short story here. Two main types of fragrance are available —essential oil and fragrance oil. Nature identical oils are sold … Continue reading Do You Fancy Fragrance?
Essential oils require much more knowledge than fragrance oils and thus, more due diligence before using them. Is the scent skin safe? Is the percentage rate limited? Will it survive cold process soap? Is it permissible for soap but not for bath or leave-on products? Will it work in candles? All of these factors must … Continue reading To Scent or Not to Scent, Part ll
The question of scent is uppermost in the mind of anyone who makes soap, candles or bath and body products. Which scents should I use? Should I make products with seasonal scents? Should I use only natural scents or should I use lab made scents? How much do I use? Should I use scent at … Continue reading To Scent or Not to Scent, That is the Question