Originally Posted by Desirae
Are there any food/drink products that have a great scent on its own that can be used in soap that will STILL retain that great scent, or is it all eaten by the lye?
Not really. Pine tar does give the bar a piney, smokey scent that some people really like. Neem oil gives a garlicy/nutty scent..not sure if anybody actually likes it.
I use spices in my soap - clove, nutmeg, cinnamon - and they leave a very faint scent if I have my nose against the bar.
My honey soap - 5% beeswax and one tablespoon of honey PPO - has a very light sweet scent.
Coffee soap using coffee grounds will have a slight scent. Again, nose touching the bar.