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    Marilyn Norgart

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    does anybody use this gawd awful scent? don't mean to offend but egads that stuff reeks. I got a sample of it and was thinking of just doing the sample bottle in a whole batch of soap to see if it was diluted if it wood smell better? I also gpt a sample of sensuous sandlewood which isn't quite as bad to me but not a whole lot better. but I have a friend who really loves it, maybe I just need to let her smell it. I did enjoy the sample pack though--I got some nice scents that I would never have tried otherwise
     
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    Is it an FO? My teenager loves Cedarwood EO, and I make his neem soap with it. I've blended it with others also, think it gives a "deeper" dimension to the scent.

    I notice they smell better once in the soap coz the stuff in the bottle is really strong.

    I've smelled sandalwood chips loads and it's nice. Haven't sniffed a fragrance of it though.. The red one I have is different and doesn't smell like much hehehe
     
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    I believe its an EO, thanks for letting me know it smells better in soap. what did you mix it with?
     
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    Darren's neem soap has cedarwood, rosemary, and lemongrass and a very small dash of spearmint. I just now remembered I have another soap that has lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus with it.

    I have to check my notes and see what else I've blended it with..
     
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    Thanks Dawni!!!
     
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    Cedarwood and citrus (any type) makes a really nice scent. Cedarwod is considered a “bass note” oil. By itself, it would be like listening to a tuba concert. Try it with something citrus or floral plus something herbaceous like rosemary, clary sage to thyme.
     
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    Also depends which EO you've got....I can't stand Atlas, but can't get enough of Virginian....
     
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    Oh yeah, mine was Atlas ;)

    @DWinMadison I got it right then with lemongrass and rosemary lol
     
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    You make beautiful soap, and I’m sure you don’t need pointers from me. I should take lessons from you.
     
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    I try.. And everyone should get pointers from everyone ;)
     
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    Can you see where I’m pointing?:p
     
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    I love all the cedarwood eo's and is one of the few eo's I do use.
     
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    I love cedarwood and orange EO blend.
     
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    This is interesting. Surprising to learn their is that much difference.
     
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    ^ This. It is a classic combination, especially for the men in your life. Maybe with a bit of cinnamon or clove. It would be one of the first things I pick up to sniff in a soap shop.
     
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    well orange and cedarwood it is, thanks D!!!
     
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    The cedarwood orange soap I make (and love the smell of) is:

    58% Orange 5-fold
    25% Cedarwood (Virginian)
    17% Dark Patchouli

    A more earthy-smelling blend is:

    60% Bergamot
    25% Cedarwood (Virginian)
    15% Dark Patchouli

    Another blend that I created and has been a huge hit is:

    30% Dark Patchouli
    20% Cedarwood (Virginian)
    20% Amyris
    20% Peppermint
    10% Spearmint

    Like you, I'm not a huge fan of smelling cedarwood out of the bottle (smells musty to me), but love it in blends.
     
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    Excellent pairings. Bergamot is the “always-a-bridesmaid” EO. Everybody loves it but they often can’t quite identify it. It goes with just about everything and makes it better. I’m not sure it would do super well as a “star ingredient.” Plus, it seems to have gotten more expensive, at least on the sites where I shop.
     
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    my bottle just calls it cedarwood and it smells like burning wood to me. I do have some 10x orange and some bergamot/honey FO. I was just going to do a chunk soap with cedarwood as the chunk. I am going to try a little mix of all three and see how I like it. I wished I had some spearmint, I like how it mixes with scents I dont really care for. thanks Daryl and Angela you've given me something to think about :)
     
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    I use cedarwood (virginian) EO in nearly every soap I make, there's usually at least a titch. I actually like to smell the bottle but my wife crinkles her nose. I would never use cedarwood alone, as @DWinMadison says, it'd would be like a tuba solo (nothing against tubas!). I really like bergamot/cedarwood blend.
     

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