Lavender EO - very disappointing!

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squeakycleanuk

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I used Lavender EO at 2% and tried using it today after a 6 week cure and theres nothing, not even a faint whiff. I'm so disappointed :( I'm going to do a rebatch with it anyway and add lavender flowers, so I guess I could add more scent but I don't understand why it didn't stick. I've never done a lavender one before but please share your experiences, does anyone get a good strong scent with Lavender EO?
 

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The same thing has happened to me with Lavender Essential Oil. I now use Lavender Fragrance Oil if I want that scent in my Cold Process soap.

If you rebatch and add more FO, the scent will probably be okay.
 

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What is the source of the EO? I use lavender 40/42 from NDA at 3% and it's really strong, even months later.
 

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I have Lavender from ED and it's incredibly strong. I did mix it with Mandarin EO and while I thought at first the mandarin was overpowered, after about 8 weeks I smell the madarin almost as much as the lavender which has just now (thankfully) become milder. This is the strongest smelling soap I have made to date.

I did hear someone say- Cannot remember who- (maybe DeeAnna?) that lavender buds in soap turn brown and look like little mouse poops later. (just an fyi)
 

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