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  1. M

    Goat’s milk M&P base, EO fragrance question(s)

    I’m using a goat milk m&p base (Our Earth’s Secrets) and I want to make a soap with Lavender, Sandalwood, and Lemon Eucalyptus EOs. Do you guys think it would be a good fragrance combination? Its main thing is to help repel mosquitoes. Any advice is welcome and appreciated!
  2. Dwilson9

    How do I add essential oils to my bathbombs?

    Okay, so I want to know how to add essential oils to my bathbombs. - How do I do this? - How much do I use? - Do I need to purchase the 3% essential oil in carrier oil - essential oils? Or am I good to purchase just pure essential oils? (If so how do I mix the right amount safely?)
  3. Essential7

    What Would You Like To See Us Carry For You?

    We are always looking for ways to support our soapmakers and offer items that others don't carry. Please share with us supplies that are challenging for you to purchase. We appreciate your thoughts. Thank You Essential7
  4. Essential7

    FALL Into 25% Savings

    Start saving 25% on our website. Please use code OCT25 at checkout. We are a women owned boutique essential oil company that’s specializes in handcrafted blends. Our prices are competitive and our oils are high quality grade. Vegan, Cruelty Free, Kosher Certified, wild crafted, organic...
  5. spiritpots

    Curing soaps and essential oil scents

    I have what is perhaps an unusual question regarding the smell of essential oils as my soap cures. I cure my soaps on a bakers rack in my office in my house and generally make a couple batches (two dozen bars) every month or so and have never found the scent of the curing soap to be an issue...
  6. MysPhoenix

    Question about Hot Process, EO & carrier oil?

    Hi! I'm quite new to soap making and I have a recipe for a hot process soap I want to try. It is a cold process soap recipe, however, she says that this recipe works as Hot Process as well. For cold process, she adds her colorant (it's a botannical infusion) and EO at the same time with all the...
  7. R

    EO in Hot Process vs Cold Process

    I've read in a few places that EO's last longer in hot process soap because they don't come in contact with any lye that can break them down, leaving only the scent and none of the benefits. Is there any truth to this? Is this something that could actually be tested (or has been) or is it...
  8. D

    Essential Oils for Clays

    What essential oils do you think will suit clay soaps? Im trying to make a collection of clay soap (french pink, red, green, blue, kaolin and bentonite) and im trying to match it with different scents but im not well informed about essential oils and i’m trying to buy it online. So if you guys...
  9. B

    EO in dog soap

    Hi, I have recently started making soap and made a recipe for a dog shampoo. When it is slightly more cured, I am going to test the pH to make sure it is right for dogs but until then, I was wondering about the dosage of essential oils. I've made a lavender scented loaf, where I steeped dried...
  10. cmzaha

    Destashing Fragrances

    DISCLAIMER: SMF is not responsible for any sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other transactions between members. All parties enter into transactions at their own will/risk. @ Relle I did it right this time. :nodding: A few fragrances for sale as usual shipping is...
  11. Persnickety

    Scents and essential oils that do and do not seize

    Does someone know of a grand chart of scent extracts and essential oils that tells whether they do or do not seize? Can everyone please tell me essential oils that do and do not seize, in your personal experience? Thank you
  12. MissChris

    How Can I Get Soap fragrances - Scents to stay?

    First made soap over 40 yrs ago. Much has changed in homemade soaps. Today, Suppliers are marketing products by teaching all types of basics, teaching techniques, but also teaching soap makers to add in everything and anything that's profitable to THEM, where the real profit seems to be...
  13. DessertGuru

    Formula Help Request

    Hi... Total newbie here and need some direction on making bar soap formula using the following ingredients. We're currently making a lip balm using these ingredients and I would like help to translate them into a workable formula to make a bar soap. Can someone offer any suggestions on a...
  14. KarenDK

    Help getting a scent to stick in CP soap

    I have a hard time finding scents i really like, and have finally found a scent, that give me that nice uhhhhm feeling, when i smell it. Now the problem is, getting it to stay in soap. The scent is made as an equal mixture og bergamot EO and rosewood EO. Both should be able to stay, but the...
  15. Kila

    Additive Timing Preference

    As I was studying how to make CP soap, I noted than a woman on Youtube preferred to add her extra ingredients such as kaolin clay and coloring powder to the oil before mixing it with the lye solution. However, she waited until after emulsion to add FO/EO. What do you guys prefer? What order do...
  16. S

    Essential Oils w Flower Essences: preservatives yes or no?

    Hello everybody! I'm working on a roll on product that has essential oils diluted in a carrier oil. To this I'd like to add a few drops of a flower essence. So my question is: would I need to put a preservative in it, or is brandy contained in the essences enough for the whole formulation to be...
  17. T

    Essential Oils and CA Prop 65

    It seems as though most essential oils now have a Prop 65 warning which states that they contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. IF I include these same essential oils in my soap will I also have to include a Prop 65 warning? I've noticed and...
  18. Sarah82

    My CP liquid Castile soap has a "soapy smell"

    Hi Everyone I'm new to soap making and I recently made my first batch of CP liquid Castile soap and it turned out great. However, although I have added orange essential oil to it, it has a "soapy" after smell I don't know exactly how to describe it. I want to ask it is natural or my essential...
  19. Saffron

    Lavender and Tea Tree - Endocryne Disrupters?

    I thought the theory that Lavender and Tea Tree EOs caused hormonal problems in boys was proved to be false (can't find the reference now), but here is an article again in today's news confirming the link...
  20. cmzaha

    Gemlite Soap & Candle Supply

    What nice people to work with. I placed an online order last night and forgot to add in the sample size of Oakmoss. I called them this morning to see if they could possibly add it to my order so I would not have to pay additional shipping. There was absolutely no problem. I am real curious about...