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.
Make sure to also check our soapmaking oil store.
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