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Which Soap Would You Be?

February 29, 2008

That title is a bit misleading. What I would really like to know is what scent of soap would you choose if you could make your own personal favorite scent? That was a less catchy title.

Sometimes you just need to get input from other people to come up with the best ideas and even though I love the scents I already make, sometimes you need to have something new. You especially need input from other people if you aren’t terribly creative.

So, if you will tell me what scent you would love, that you haven’t seen before or you have seen before, but I don’t make it, I will reward you for the idea if I choose to put it into production (that makes it sound pretty fancy and professional, huh?). What’s the reward? One bar of soap in that scent.

Here’s the fine print: I must be able to make it using only essential oils, because I don’t do the fake fragrance oils; it must be a scent that I don’t already make (duh!). Here’s a list of what I already make and plan to make in the near future: bay lime, gardener’s (lavender and lemongrass), honey spice cake (cassia and nutmeg oils, oatmeal and cinnamon added), lavender, lemon poppy seed, lemon sage, limeade, mocha, orange lavender, orange spice tea (orange, cinnamon, ginger and clove oils with black tea), rise & shine (sage, rosemary, fir and peppermint), rosemary mint, sweet dreams (marjoram, chamomile and lavender), tea tree, ylang ylang citrus (ylang ylang, bergamot, grapefruit and palma rosa) and ginger lime.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mysti permalink
    February 29, 2008 4:57 pm

    Sandalwood. 🙂 I truly LOVE sandalwood in the winter months. Lilac and Jasmine are my favorites in spring. I always have these oils (along with a plethora of others) on hand. Can’t wait to see the outcome!

  2. Lisa permalink
    February 29, 2008 9:39 pm

    Ooo, you have expensive taste Mysti!

    I’ve actually made a patchouli sandalwood soap that I didn’t like so much. I like the scent of sandalwood, but in a soap it was much too cloying. It might because it is so thick and resinous that it just clung. Lilac and jasmine would be lovely, but they are both pricey oils and either of those soaps would have to be priced higher than my $3.50/bar and I’ve learned that most people don’t want to pay a lot for the real thing. It makes it kind of risky to put an investment in that you might not recoup. I made a batch of pure rose oil soap for my friend last year and they were twice as much as the other soaps. So, I would have to mull over the possibility of making an extra luxurious jasmine soap.

  3. Angelina permalink
    March 1, 2008 7:32 pm

    I would love a soap that is predominantly bergamot (I really don’t like ylang ylang- in fact I can give you my whole bottle of it if you’d like). So that would be my preference. Maybe bergamot with just the grapefruit, or with fresh ginger.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    March 1, 2008 11:23 pm

    Can you make a field of flowers after the rain? Or an field after the rain would work okay for me.

    Have you made that?


  5. april. permalink
    March 2, 2008 5:18 pm

    oh, i’m with angelina on the bergamot. i like it with lime, too.

  6. Lisa permalink
    March 2, 2008 6:21 pm

    Angelina-Good ideas. I’ll pass on your offer of ylang ylang, because I still have quite a lot. I’m not really a ylang ylang fan either. It works well in some applications, but really needs toning down.

    Jana-I think I will leave that scent up to somebody with more skill than I have. I don’t even know how I would start to formulate either of those with only essential oils, the field of flowers would probably be the easier one to tackle, though.

    April-I love lime with just about anything, that’s a good one too!

  7. atypicalheroine permalink
    March 2, 2008 8:41 pm

    Vanilla, for an easy one. For an ideal… tea olive.

  8. Riana Lagarde permalink
    March 8, 2008 12:41 pm

    your soaps are fabulous! angelina sent me some!! thank you so much…

    if i was a soap, i would be lemony fresh!

  9. Lisa permalink
    March 8, 2008 7:54 pm

    Thanks Riana! I love lemony anything. So fresh and clean.

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