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USING ESSENTIAL OILS IN SOAPMAKING: ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
🌸How do I anchor the aroma or get the scent to stick when using essential oils in soapmaking?
Using particular base oils can affect the final scent of cold or hot process soap. Natural (or non-deodorized) butters, such as shea butter and cocoa butter, can heavily affect the fragrance in cold soap. Before “officially” going palm-free with my soapmaking, Some oils have a strong scent of their own, such as neem oil, which also needs to be considered when choosing to use essential oils in soapmaking.
We would recommend to always use well-rounded essential oil blends in soapmaking, ensuring that a blend is “anchored” with middle and base notes rather than leaving flighty top notes on their own.
🌸How much essential oil should I use for scenting soap?
There is absolutely no blanket answer for how much essential oil to use in soapmaking. It depends on the method of the process (cold process, hot process, melt and pour, etc.) as well as the essential oil itself. The most professional way to calculate the amount of Essential Oil needed is to use Essential Oil Calculator.