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

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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