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Using essential oils to scent your soap

——   Created by Deanna Russell

A project for cold process soap

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In just over half an hour you can start scenting your soaps with essential oils. This is a terrific class exploring different ways of creating a unique aroma blend for your new soap. This class includes a workbook for download.

I’ll show you a variety of essential oils that are suitable to make soap.

I’ll explain how to choose oils for making soap based on certain criteria.

We do a basic essential oil blending review- if you need more details regarding blending with essential oils you can take the Creative Blending Challenge first if you wish.

I introduce 4 additional concepts of blending essential oils, and introduce you to the concept of personality blending.

I give you a peek into my own process for concept blending. Part of this includes a process I call a “ratio weight test”- which I also explain. Your workbook has examples on outlining this step.

I’ll cover how to use natural colors and textures to reinforce your scent concept for your soaps.

There are also sections on how to use infused herbal oils and butters as part of your scent layering system.

Plus: Keep watching for some bonus tips.

The very last lecture might have a couple of bloopers….

The course project

The project for this class is to create a new soap fragrance blend using essential oils by going through the process that I explain during the class.

Supplies needed for the project

Please note that I will not be spending time instructing on how to make cold process soap. 

You’ll need to have a trusted soap formula ready to go and all the ingredients and tools that you need to make that.

The project is to make the essential oil blend for your soap, and you should have the following :

  • 5-7 essential oils to choose from in sufficient quantity for your soap formula
  • Digital scale that goes to the part of gram (such as a jewelry scale)
  • Small plastic containers for weighing out small amounts of essential oils that you can use a sharpie pen on
  • Strips of cardstock (for alternate method of initial blend ratio testing if you do not have a small scale)

10 Lessons

2 mins
Scenting your soap using essential oils
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4 mins
Getting your head around the project
6 mins
Criteria for choosing your essential oils
7 mins
You've got style and personality!
5 mins
A peek into my process
3 mins
Natural colorants to reinforce scent cues
4 mins
Using infused herbal oils and textural interest
2 mins
Using infused butters
3 mins
Bonus tips
2 mins
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About the instructor

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Deanna Russell is a clinical aromatherapist, registered aromatherapist (RA®), and essential oil therapist (EOT®) She is also the owner and founder of Nature Notes Aromatherapy. …

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