Tag: Essential oil

Black Amber Vanilla

Once in a while a customer makes a suggestion for a soap scent profile that turns out to be amazing. It was an inspiration to blend Black Amber with Vanilla. Black Amber as a scent is very exotic – a blend of incense fragrances and a note of spice.

Interesting Ingredients: Tea Tree Essential Oil

ea Tree Soap is a luxurious soap for the whole body because of the amazing ingredients in this soap. A cold processed soap made from all plant based ingredients and scented with eucalyptus, lavender, star anise and tea tree essential oil. Research of tea tree indicates this essential oil has some amazing properties, including beneficial medical properties when applied topically, including antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities.

Whats so great about handcrafted cold processed soap?????

Until the early 1980s almost every bathroom had a few bars of soap… commercially made, bought in bulk from the grocery store.  TV commercials advocated virtues to using these bars of soap, and fed us a myth that if we used that soap we would develop special qualities…. beyond clean and fresh.  It was the heyday of brands like Irish Spring, Dial, and Dove.  Bar soap dominated the market, and we all used them. Then it happened – the advent of the liquid soap movement, and the antibacterial soap movement saw the ever expanding shelf displays of bottled liquid soap, of antibacterial soap.  The media whipped a frenzy of thoughts about how much bacteria was out there, and how we need to sanitize, to bomb our skin with antibacterial soaps.  And we did.

Why do we like scents?

Why is emotion and fragrance intertwined? We will investigate scent and emotion, and look at a list of 7 scents that are calming.