~*~ SMF November 2017 Challenge - 1920's Themed Soap! ~*~
~ November 2017 Challenge Photo Entry Thread~

Help Support Soapmaking Forum by donating using the link above or becoming a Supporting Member.
Soap Making Forum > Soapmaking & Candle Classifieds Forum > Shopping Recommendations > Fresh scents?
Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2016, 10:32 PM   #1
fuzz-juzz's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 867
Liked 474 Times on 302 Posts
Likes Given: 319

Default Fresh scents?

I'm really into fresh scents lately, I have few FOs with the mixture of different notes, but nothing basic like lemongrass etc.
I haven't had much luck with EOs in CP. I've only used few though. I was looking into trying peppermint, lemongrass and eucalyptus EOs?
How are your experiences with these EOs? Do they last in CP?
Any FO replicas you can recommend? I can only purchase BB and NG scents here in Australia

Thanks all in advance.

fuzz-juzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2016, 10:58 PM   #2
Supporting Member
mommycarlson's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Iowa
Posts: 571
Liked 493 Times on 175 Posts
Likes Given: 426


I have used the Peppermint EO 2nd distillation from BB several times in CP, it stays nicely and really smells wonderful. It's a little more expensive than the same thing from Mad Oils, if I ever order from MO, I will try theirs, if you do please report and let me know how it worked for you. I have not tried lemongrass or eucalyptus.

mommycarlson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2016, 11:37 PM   #3
lsg's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,492
Liked 3183 Times on 2267 Posts
Likes Given: 192


Try mixing 1 part peppermint EO with 2 parts coconut FO. I think that makes a very fresh, winter-type blend. Two parts spearmint to one part rosemary is also a good blend.
lsg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2016, 11:37 PM   #4
Lifetime Supporting Member
doriettefarm's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,343
Liked 1152 Times on 541 Posts
Likes Given: 1181


In my experience all the EOs you listed (lemongrass, peppermint & eucalyptus) stick pretty well in CP. Spearmint & Eucalyptus is a really nice combo. One of my soaping buddies recently gifted me a bar that used spearmint & patchouli . . . not a combo I would have put together but turns out I love it.
doriettefarm is offline  
dibbles Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 12:16 AM   #5
Seawolfe's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: So Cal
Posts: 3,250
Liked 2917 Times on 1536 Posts
Likes Given: 3606


My very basic go-to is 50:50 lavender / rosemary - which I think is pretty gender neutral, and pretty fresh.
Rosemary Mint ~ 66:33 is even more fresh
I like to make minty forest for my salt soaps - it's something like 14% Fir, 9% rosemary, 27% eucalyptus, 18% peppermint and 32% spearmint, I find it wonderfully refreshing in the shower.
I recently tried a mix of Lavender 18%, Eucalyptus 18%, grapefruit 18%, rosemary 13% and peppermint 4% in an avocado & french green clay soap that stuck well and is also quite nice.
Praise the lard!
Seawolfe is offline  
Scooter Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 04:03 AM   #6
fuzz-juzz's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 867
Liked 474 Times on 302 Posts
Likes Given: 319


Thank you all for suggestions and mixing combos!
I will be ordering some today.

It's been really hot here for the past few days, I wish I had a go at these EOs earlier. They would make showers even more refreshing in this hot weather.
fuzz-juzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 04:05 AM   #7
Supporting Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,851
Liked 7903 Times on 4355 Posts
Likes Given: 16630


Lemongrass, wintergreen, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, nutmeg, cinnamon bark, clove bud all last beautifully in CP. I am sure I am forgetting others, so I will edit this tomorrow morning.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:10-14
Susie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 05:59 AM   #8
Lifetime Supporting Member
CaraBou's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,650
Liked 2479 Times on 1149 Posts
Likes Given: 1842


You can't go wrong with peppermint/spearmint, eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary. You can get some very classic, classy, clean blends among them.

I rarely use my lemongrass, because I choose true citruses over it every time, even though I know they're tricky to stick. Maybe I've over-applied the lemongrass; it might be a case of a little dab will do ya.
CaraBou is offline  
TeresaT Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 08:43 AM   #9
Join Date: May 2013
Location: victoria Australia
Posts: 193
Liked 70 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 74


Aussie classic blend of lemon myrtle. tea tree, and eucalyptus EO is a great seller for me. Lem myrtle is expensive but the other two are cheap for us so it evens out
karenbeth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 12:12 PM   #10
navigator9's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: New England
Posts: 2,674
Liked 2993 Times on 1398 Posts
Likes Given: 256


A combo of lavender and lemon verbena is very nice, and has been a popular one among my customers. Like patchouli, lavender is a good blender with many scents.

Encourage acceptance and inclusion, reject prejudice and bigotry.
navigator9 is offline  
Seawolfe Likes This 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can you layer fresh cp on old cp? MzMolly65 Lye-Based Soap Forum 31 02-08-2014 03:20 PM
Fresh additives in the CP volya Lye-Based Soap Forum 13 03-02-2013 11:18 PM
my test batches for NG scents, Coastal Scents Mica and Oxide MeadowHillFarmCT The Photo Gallery 4 07-18-2011 07:57 PM
fresh cut grass Stacey Fragrance Oils/Fragrance reviews 5 03-04-2011 02:50 PM
saveon scents or common scents honor435 Fragrance Oils/Fragrance reviews 9 01-03-2010 07:21 PM

Newest Threads