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My dear heart came home from work to eat lunch with me today and was talking about me needing to get busy and make another batch of Fisherman's/Hunter's soap and he would like me to make some Mechanic's Soap with a zesty smelling essential oil.

My response to him was, "Look at you talking like a soaper". He smiled at me as he was heading out the door.

Tickled me and made me laugh. Just had to share a smiling moment.

Any suggestions on a zesty smelling essential oil........
 

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Tea tree, lemongrass, maybe a touch of peppermint.

Unfortunately citrus EO's like orange don't tend to stick well. You can try a x10 or x15 fold orange EO, but it needs something to anchor it - like some patchouli.
 
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My brother fell in love with the smell of limes with cloves in them. Its said to help keep the bugs away and we had them out this independence day. I made him a soap to mimic that scent with lime EO, bergamot EO and a touch of clove. Thats a pretty zesty smell. Be careful not to go high with the clove. I only did 0.3% but, I would go with 0.5% next time and less bergamot. I would go heavier on the lime. Probably a 5:1:1 lime:bergamot:clove.

That sounds like it was a very nice conversation!
 

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Rosemary and peppermint (2:1) is pretty zesty

So is a Fir / Eucalyptus / Rosemary / mint mix
 

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