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I'm really into fresh scents lately, I have few FOs with the mixture of different notes, but nothing basic like lemongrass etc.
I haven't had much luck with EOs in CP. I've only used few though. I was looking into trying peppermint, lemongrass and eucalyptus EOs?
How are your experiences with these EOs? Do they last in CP?
Any FO replicas you can recommend? I can only purchase BB and NG scents here in Australia

Thanks all in advance. :)
 

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I have used the Peppermint EO 2nd distillation from BB several times in CP, it stays nicely and really smells wonderful. It's a little more expensive than the same thing from Mad Oils, if I ever order from MO, I will try theirs, if you do please report and let me know how it worked for you. I have not tried lemongrass or eucalyptus.
 

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Try mixing 1 part peppermint EO with 2 parts coconut FO. I think that makes a very fresh, winter-type blend. Two parts spearmint to one part rosemary is also a good blend.
 

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In my experience all the EOs you listed (lemongrass, peppermint & eucalyptus) stick pretty well in CP. Spearmint & Eucalyptus is a really nice combo. One of my soaping buddies recently gifted me a bar that used spearmint & patchouli . . . not a combo I would have put together but turns out I love it.
 

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My very basic go-to is 50:50 lavender / rosemary - which I think is pretty gender neutral, and pretty fresh.
Rosemary Mint ~ 66:33 is even more fresh
I like to make minty forest for my salt soaps - it's something like 14% Fir, 9% rosemary, 27% eucalyptus, 18% peppermint and 32% spearmint, I find it wonderfully refreshing in the shower.
I recently tried a mix of Lavender 18%, Eucalyptus 18%, grapefruit 18%, rosemary 13% and peppermint 4% in an avocado & french green clay soap that stuck well and is also quite nice.
 

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Thank you all for suggestions and mixing combos!
I will be ordering some today. :)

It's been really hot here for the past few days, I wish I had a go at these EOs earlier. They would make showers even more refreshing in this hot weather.
 

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Lemongrass, wintergreen, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, nutmeg, cinnamon bark, clove bud all last beautifully in CP. I am sure I am forgetting others, so I will edit this tomorrow morning.
 

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You can't go wrong with peppermint/spearmint, eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary. You can get some very classic, classy, clean blends among them.

I rarely use my lemongrass, because I choose true citruses over it every time, even though I know they're tricky to stick. Maybe I've over-applied the lemongrass; it might be a case of a little dab will do ya.
 

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Aussie classic blend of lemon myrtle. tea tree, and eucalyptus EO is a great seller for me. Lem myrtle is expensive but the other two are cheap for us so it evens out
 

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A combo of lavender and lemon verbena is very nice, and has been a popular one among my customers. Like patchouli, lavender is a good blender with many scents.
 

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3 spearmint, 2 sweet orange, 1 patchouli.
Or 2 spearmint, 2 mandarin, 1 cedarwood.
My favorite fresh eo blends at the moment.
 

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If you want to try some FOs from BB, I suggest Bonsai, Kentish Rain, and Bamboo Mint for a fresh type scent. All 3 survive CP very well. Try to get a small sample to see if you like them. I've also used their 10 fold orange EO and it does much better in CP than the regular strength EO.
 

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I just did a batch of grapefruit rosemary for a friend of mine. It is a fresh clean scent and we both loved it. I also love the citrus mint blend that I've made. I'm still at work (slow day) and I'll post the exact recipes for both when I get home. I'm a big grapefruit fan, so that alone is a wonderful fresh clean scent. It also lasts pretty well in CP soap. I've got grapefruit EO soap I made 6 or 7 months ago and the fragrance is still evident without having to wet the bar and lather it up.
 

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Thank you all for the suggestions!
I've made an order but I will have to make another one by the looks of it hehe.
I bought 4 only to test out, but will definitely go back for more.
BB supplier comes back online soon so will try few of BB suggestions as well. I need to pick up some FOs I use regularly .

I was looking at Lemon myrtle yesterday but did't purchase any. :cry:
It's reasonably priced at AWO.
I know it probably sticks in soaps well, I was at Robyn's house (from Robyn's soaphouse) while she was still selling supplies from home and her whole house smells like lemon myrtle. :D
 

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Natural Candle Suppy (now called Eroma) here in oz has a FO called rosemary and mint that is very nice and refreshing in CP soap that I have just used.

I'm sure an EO mix of the same would be lovely.
 

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I adore BB Ginger Patchouli. Folks that hate patch actually like this one. It's a spicy fresh scent.

BB's OrangeX10 EO actually sticks really well in CP too.

BB's Moroccan Mint is very refreshing, sticks like glue and has no acceleration or discoloration. It's just a little toned down from a regular mint. I think they mention it has tea scents in there too.
 

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fuzz-juzz have you checked out escentials of australia. They do get some bad press but I've never had a problem in 5 years. Their prices are great.
 

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Thanks all!

Oh I totally forgot about them,... they do indded sell EOs. Oh well, next time. I made an order through AWO for these few EOs.
I love Escenitals, I purchase most of my oils from them, they are super cheap. :D
I also never had issues.
 

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