Melt and Pour Soapmaking Question

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by shelleyb1969, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Is there any type of melt and pour soap base that DOESN'T do well with essential oils? Or which ones are better to use this way? I was considering the goat's milk base, but I read that it has a slightly sweet smell...not sure how that would mix with essential oils.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i used the goats milk base and it was fine...[​IMG]
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Me too and all I do , to date (will be making lye soap soon though!!) is the melt and pour. My personal favorite fragrances are peppermint and pomegranate..smell good in the clear glycerin base and in the goats milk and even in the oatmeal [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Anyone have suggestions on where to buy essential oils, other than ebay?
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i got mine from the craft store i bought my soap stuff from...it was in the same isle...good luck! its fun!
     
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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  7. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    I haven't had any problems with melt and pour soaps and essential oils, but I do find it is a subtler scent than the artificial scents, and some people don't understand the quality difference.
    I love lavender essential oil in goat's milk soap. I also use eucalyptus, sweet orange, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, patchouli (does colour the soap a little yellow), frankensense, and more.
    I buy my EO's at the health food store for small quantities and from New Directions Aromatics for large quantities.
     

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