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Oh sorry, I was too hasty. I didn't take time to look properly. Woodland popped into my mind because of my mistake in ordering Woodland Themes from NDA. Advice: don't do it.
Haha well, if you're looking for an alternative, this EO blend is awesome 😉
 
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I've been using a soap scented with the woodland blend that I made in April 2020 (so +2years old) and it still smells very nice and strong. When I first put it in the shower the entire bathroom smelled of the soap (which isn't that impressive since our bathroom is tiny).
The bar was packaged after cure and stored in a cardboard box in another cardboard box (so not much airflow going on)
This is interesting because the blend is heavy on lavender, which often seems to fade fast, but it also includes amyris, which is used as a fixative in perfumes. Can you still detect the lavender note?
 

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This is interesting because the blend is heavy on lavender, which often seems to fade fast, but it also includes amyris, which is used as a fixative in perfumes. Can you still detect the lavender note?
I feel like the amyris and cedar have overpowered the lavander since the beginning, so I can't really say to be honest. I'd have to compare this bar to a new one and I still don't have much time to soap, but I'll keep it in mind and try to think of scenting my next soap with this blend😉
 
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I feel like the amyris and cedar have overpowered the lavander since the beginning, so I can't really say to be honest. I'd have to compare this bar to a new one and I still don't have much time to soap, but I'll keep it in mind and try to think of scenting my next soap with this blend😉
I used Woodland in a soap I made yesterday, but subbed in lavandin for the lavender. It smells great this morning and I would use it again if it holds up as well for me as it did for you. I mostly smell lavandin, but in a softer way than if I used it alone, perhaps due to the amyris. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, here, amyris acts as a fixative and has subtly warming, woody and balsamic notes balanced with sweet vanilla-like undertones that reveal as it dries.
 
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I used Woodland in a soap I made yesterday, but subbed in lavandin for the lavender. It smells great this morning and I would use it again if it holds up as well for me as it did for you. I mostly smell lavandin, but in a softer way than if I used it alone, perhaps due to the amyris. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, here, amyris acts as a fixative and has subtly warming, woody and balsamic notes balanced with sweet vanilla-like undertones that reveal as it dries.
oooo now I want to buy some amyris. Darn you, @Mobjack Bay! 🤣
 

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I used Woodland in a soap I made yesterday, but subbed in lavandin for the lavender. It smells great this morning and I would use it again if it holds up as well for me as it did for you. I mostly smell lavandin, but in a softer way than if I used it alone, perhaps due to the amyris. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, here, amyris acts as a fixative and has subtly warming, woody and balsamic notes balanced with sweet vanilla-like undertones that reveal as it dries.
Aaah I wish I had time to soap! I just saw this is my last bar of this soap, so I need to be quick if I want to compare.. 😉
 
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oooo now I want to buy some amyris. Darn you, @Mobjack Bay! 🤣
It’s not an EO I would use as the star of the show, but I will love it if it slows down the loss of the lavandin. I bought mine from Camden Grey.
Aaah I wish I had time to soap! I just saw this is my last bar of this soap, so I need to be quick if I want to compare.. 😉
I can always send you some 2 mm thick slices 😂
 
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