Essential oils and fragrance oils are a very important part of the soap making process. They add fragrance to soap. Soap is made to clean but also to leave you smelling nice. The aroma of soap also has a soothing effect. Essential oils are recommended over fragrance oils and are considered less problematic. Our store below includes fragrances like patchouli, lavender, sweet orange, cinnamon, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree, rosemary and more.
When using fragrance or essential oils to enhance your soap, make sure to add them at the trace stage so as to preserve the fragrance. If you add the fragrance too soon the lye will destroy it.
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Our spreadsheet program called Soap-Calc is designed to help you create your own custom soap recipes. It will calculate how much lye and water is needed for any combination of oils you enter. There are 53 oils available to choose from. The program calculates a recipe using the oil amounts you enter and also converts the batch to a blender sized formula. This way you have two formulas for every combination of oils that you enter.
The spreadsheet is $19.99 and is available in a downloadable format. After you pay via paypal you will be given a download link. The link will take you to a directory where you can download the files individually or all at one time as a .zip file. Instructions on how to use the spreadsheet are included. Also included free with the soap-calc is our collection of 101+ blender soap formulas. The soapcalc spreadsheet can be opened one of three ways. First, you can open the spreadsheet using Excel. Second, you can open the spreadsheet using the included “spread32” program. Third, you can go to docs.google.com and use that free service to open the spreadsheet.
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