Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fixed a beach scent I don't like

My daughter and son-in-law have been visiting this week, so there hasn't been time for making soap. I pack up some soap for them to take back to Germany tomorrow and unpacked an order that arrived today from Wholesale Supplies.

One of the items on the order was a new Fragrance Oil, beach, but it's definitely what I expected from a beach scent. I had an almost allergic reaction to it. It smells more floral out of the bottle than beachy. So I quickly did a toothpick fragrance blend test by dipping a toothpick in it and then dipping another toothpick in a Mango Papaya fragrance oil, put both toothpicks in an old, clean, prescription bottle and gave it a good shake, and the mixture of both is lovely. So that is what I will use for a spring, summer beachy scent.

For a beachy scent I was expecting something more tropical - something with coconut, tropical fruit, etc, than what was in that fragrance oil. And of course, after reading good reviews, I bought a 16 oz bottle! Fortunately, I am happy with the scent after being mixed with the Mango Papaya. In fact, I like it a lot.

Hopefully in another couple of days when I get the house back in order, get bills paid and some other paperwork out of the way, I can make more soap with that mixture.

A few day ago I got another, better liner for my 9 bar square mold. The one that came with the mold is rigid and I have a hard time getting the soap out of that mold without paper liner on the base. So, instead of struggling with that I bought the Brambleberry silicone one which is going to work a lot better.

Hope everyone is finding time to make some lovely soaps!

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