Oh, no, it was my fault! I have a fear of moving batter past emulsification, which gets me into trouble time and again (wait, muddled colors again?). You'd think I would learn. So while I KNEW I should have SB more to get it thicker, I didn't. Next I threw in another perilous ingredient: impatience. As if that wasn't bad enough, when I poured I did so up and down the mold instead of just pouring gently over a spatula in one corner and letting it slowly spread out over the top. I had the finesse of Shrek making soap with dollhouse cooking utensils. But it smells great, and I thank you for bringing that blend to my attention!@HowieRoll thanks for the update! I've just come to realize how much of an accelerator rice bran oil is and each batch where I blamed the eoblend for acceleration also had RBO in it (except orchard plow and smokey grove, those were bastile recipes), so for fallen, whisper and woodlands might not be as much of an accelerant as I previously thought. I'm sorry my wrong reports messed with your soap!
This so accurately describes how I often feel! Not only with soapmaking, but daily life in general..I had the finesse of Shrek making soap with dollhouse cooking utensils.
Would you mind sharing the percents of each for the blend. I have some Rose Geranium and I don't like the smell at all. A blend with it may be a tolerable so I can use it up. Thanks.I am surprised EOCalc don't have Rose or Rose geranium listed. My favourite blend (home designed) is Rose (Blend as absolute is too expensive), Juniperberry and patchouli and it is very popular amongst my friends and family. I also use Rose geranium in a lot of my home-made blends.
Well we used up the Boheme Dream, loved it and it kept it's scent the whole time. Will be remaking this one as well. And I'm thinking I will be doing some HP soon to see if the scents retain better.I made a soap with Boheme Dream (5%) two months ago. The scent softened over that time. But just began using it and found the scent really jumps back when the soap is in use. A spicy interesting scent. Very nice blend and my husband loves it. Definitely suggest you give it a try.
I made Boheme Dream (5%) two months ago. Slight amount of scent fade but comes back with a bang when used in shower. Quite nice, spicy and sweet. Any my husband loves it.
Additional Scents I have tried:
Lemonade - used in liquid soap - nice lemon scent that lasted till all the soap was gone. Smelled just like lemonade.
Modern ( Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender 40/42) - used exact amounts recommended in lotion - too much tea tree. Would switch the Rosemary and Tea Tree amounts out next time.
More to follow.....
Serenity (5% in CP Soap), floral/patch blend that smelled wonderful when made. Two months later - no scent. Used in shower today - no scent left at all. Thankfully the soap is wonderful though. Will try it in lotions I think.
Rocker (5%) in CP soap - made today small 17 oz batch. Didn't really care for it as I made it. The clove and ginger overpowered the patch, orange and ylang ylang. Will give it a couple months and get back to you. And yes - ACCELERATION - thick trace in less than 1 minute with SB. Next time will only use a whisk if I decide to make again.