GET A GOOD FRAGRANCE

 I want to know how to extract or come up with fragrance for bar soap. Please state the name of plants, material and other ingredients needed in simple terms as newbie like me will understand. 

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  • Is this two the same Essential oil scent or Fragrance ?
  • MaxMax Member
    basically, EOs are products made by distillation with either water or steam in general I think. Fragrance is a "nice" word to define artificial, they are man made chemicals. more or less it comes to the $ at the end, EOs can be really expensive.
    they are 100's of fragrances available. I guess it depends in what part of the world you are.... 
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    I would not encourage someone "extracting" their own fragrance. These products are available from multiple reputable suppliers who provide standardized and documented materials.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • It's not a good idea for a number of reasons.
    1. Doing your own extracts can be fun, but at the end, you have no idea as to the concentration of active ingredients - unless you pay a LOT to have it analysed, and may cost more in the end than buying products off the shelf.
    2. "Bar soap" - do you mean cold or hot process soap? If so, the high pH degrades most organic materials very rapidly.
    3. Some essential oils can destabilise saponified products or reduce their stability over time.
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  • @Belassi. Thanks
    It is hot process. If not advisable to extract scent, can someone buy different essential oil and combine as fragrance. 
    If that is the case, at what temperature is advisable to add scent for hot process 
  • You can combine different EOs but since they are not really 'oils' there is no telling what may be the result. The high notes are going to evaporate quickly at the pouring temperature, so the final result may not be what you expected to get. Being hot process, as you know, you have to get it into the mould a.s.a.p. after the cook, so you'd need to add it immediately prior to pouring and mix it in very quickly. The other concern is the price.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • Go to the soap websites and they have hundreds of fragrances specially designed to be incorporated with soaps and candles. Have fun...
    Dr. Catherine Pratt
    (B.Sc with HONS I , Ph.D Analytical/Organic Chem and Microbiology), Cosmetic Chemistry IPCS)
  • Just go to a essential oils shop and smell them all yourself.
    You can also go to a shop that sells copycat fragrances.
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