In my last post, I was testing new essential oil blends and I ended up testing my six blends in small batches of soap. I liked all the blends in the bottle, but was less than thrilled with the results once they were in soap.
Back to the drawing board.
From the initial experiment, I went on to create four new blends that I ended up making into full batches of soap. These blends are olfactory heaven!
The first one is a blend of Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang. The light floral of the Ylang Ylang compliments the tart of the Grapefruit very nicely.
Next, is a Lavender and Basil blend with notes of Rosemary, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. Such a great blend!
Then there is the blend I like to call, "Make Lemonade". There is a story behind this blend and it starts with the main essential oil...Lemongrass. You see, I don't like the scent of Lemongrass, but somehow I ended up with a large bottle of the essential oil. Needing to use it so it would not go to waste, I decided to try to create a blend that even I would like and this is the result. I had stinky Lemongrass, so I made lemonade! Besides Lemongrass, this blend also has Spearmint and Litsea Cubeba. The Litsea is another essential oil that has a lemony fragrance and I used it to sweeten up the Lemongrass. I also added some dried calendula petals. This blend is yum and is sure to brighten up your mood every time you use it.
Finally, is a nice floral that has Ylang Ylang, Egyptian Geranium and just a touch of Lavender. This blend and the Lemongrass and Spearmint blend are my two favorites.
All four are now available for purchase on the website and in the store. I have some cut into cubes, so feel free to sample (you can also request a sample with your online order).