Cat urine smell?

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techiemeka

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Hi. Made a beer soap with my usual recipe (OO, cocoa butter, castor), with ground oats and a blend of ylang ylang, bergamot & cedarwood ... I've heard that beer soap can give off an ammonia smell during curing but 2 months on and it still smell slike cat urine. Even my hubby with little sense of smell, noticed this morning when using the bar I put in the shower.
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Are you sure it's the beer and not the ylang ylang? Sometimes florals hit my nose in a weird way and I get that 'eau de cat pee' smell :sick:
 

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Beer soap can have an ammonia smell when I make it, but the smell from the beer once the bars are cut is more of a yeasty, bready smell. Not ammonia. I thought the same as Doriettefarm -- ylang ylang smells like pee to me.
 

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So are the ylang ylang notes such that some will smell it and others might not?
 

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Well did a quick search on ylang ylang ... Seems it is one of those scents that does smell horrible and pee like to some people. That must be it.
 

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Ylang ylang and jasmine smell like cat pee to me, also. I have thrown away bottles of each. Patchouli makes me gag, so it went out the same way. Everyone is different.
 

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same here, as Susie, ylang ylang as patchouli is the ones I can not tolerate:)
 
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