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« on: August 11, 2012, 04:00:19 PM »

Could you suggest any scents that go well together and what ratio they should be mixed at. Other than cinnamon is there any other EO or FO that I should be careful of when using to fragrance soaps?

thanks for all your help!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 10:58:05 PM »

Go to Robert Tisserand ' s website,
He discussed it. I think it's lemongrass too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 12:10:59 PM »

Get yourself some q-tips and some ziploc bags. 

If you want to test a 50/50 ratio, dip one q-tip in fragrance A, the other in fragrance B, then seal them in the bag.  Check on them in a couple of days.

You can do this with different ratios - one q-tip per part.

So if you do a 2/1, two q-tips of fragrance A and one of Fragrance B.  And so on.

Sometimes you just have to test stuff just to see if you like it or not.  Just because Jane Soapexpert says it's great doesn't mean you will like it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 02:39:18 PM »

Bindu, thanks for the website!


Anita, what a great suggestion! I will definitely try this!

thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 07:12:06 PM »

Creating scents is something I have not done . . . yet.  Doesn't seem to be a gift or instinct to me so I purchase EO blends and FOs already prepared!

It's interesting how one part like creating elaborate recipes gets my juice flowing but I'd settle on purchasing someone else's blended fragrances.  Go figure!
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 04:13:52 AM »

My biggest fear of using scents is using too much of one that will cause skin irritation. I have the same feeling with mixing them. I am not a very big fan of floral scents so I thought I would mix them with a vanilla but on the other hand I have been reading where vanilla can change the color of the soap. Yet, even with all that said... I am really enjoying the cp of soap making! Even though, I am a beginner... I just might get brave enough to enter a few bars in our local fair!
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 06:59:33 PM »

When it comes to scent - 3 words experiment, experiment , experiment...Do what you like. Try what your customers like. Try the unthinkable.

Lately I have been anchoring to Citronella. Just a drop and so far nothing smells like bug candles or spray. It is after all, a citrus. I might do a citronella and anise just for giggles.
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