I cannot stress this enough: EOs ARE NOT JUST FRAGRANCE. THEY ARE THE CONCENTRATED CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF THE PLANTS FROM WHICH THEY DERIVE. Just knowing what smells good together may work with FOs, but it isn't good enough with EOs. Please do your best to educate yourself on their proper usage. Some can cause serious health issues if misused.wanalearn2soap said:Where can I find a site that tells me what percentages to use with EO to make a nice scent. I have no idea how to mix them and some alone smell BAD. thank you all in advance for your help.
Funny how that works. I just bought cedar, orange and clove essential oil. I mixed them together and it smells wonderful.My number one seller is straight up spearmint essential oil--always.
My number two seller is also consistent. It's a blend of Lavender, Lime and Patchouli Essential Oil. I put a whole calendula blossom on the top corner of this otherwise green clay and nettle speckled bar and I have a hunch that people like the calendula and that's a big reason they buy it.
I also sell a lot of stuff (scrubs, soap, etc.)scented with Bitter Almond Fragrance Oil no matter what I make it look like.
There's pretty much somebody out there who likes just about any scent, frankly. You got your lavender lovers, your lavender haters, your anise lovers, anise haters and so on, people who like their soap to smell like some kind of food and people who don't.
The following blends do well for me too: Tangerine/Cedarwood/Clove and one with Cedarwood/Tea Tree/Peppermint/Eucalyptus and a Coconut FO/Lemongrass EO
I've had bad luck with things that smell too strongly of Cloves (even though I like it) and Basil Essential Oil, which sounds nice b/c basil smells so great but it's just kind of wonky in soap, to me at least.