• Hapygreen

    October 2, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Is this two the same Essential oil scent or Fragrance ?

  • Max

    October 2, 2018 at 4:48 am

    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…. 

  • Microformulation

    October 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I would not encourage someone “extracting” their own fragrance. These products are available from multiple reputable suppliers who provide standardized and documented materials.

  • belassi

    October 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    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.

  • Hapygreen

    October 2, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    @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 

  • belassi

    October 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    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.

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    November 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Go to the soap websites and they have hundreds of fragrances specially designed to be incorporated with soaps and candles. Have fun…

  • Gunther

    November 12, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    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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