Essential Oils Tests for Natural Cold Process Soap
If you have been following me on any other social media networks, you would probably notice that over the past 5 months I have been working on a line of natural soaps using only essential oils and natural colorants. Actually it is more like 2 years! My goal was to create a solid 10-15 natural soaps that I would carry year round. I have been writing down combinations for about 2 years. . .it was over 150, then narrowed down to 130ish and on down from there. This video is almost a 2 part because I started off with a 10 lb batch of soap to make 20 test bars with 20 different combinations. Then I went ahead and did another batch to test 12 more totaling 32 essential oil combination tests. When it was all said and done, I probably had a good 15 hours into doing the calculations, measuring out each eo combo separately, making the soap, mixing each one separately, and then prepping for testing! Thank you to all of the friends and family who were my guinea pigs through all of this as we narrowed it down to a solid 10 with 5 others that will be specialty or seasonal. Stay tuned over the following weeks/months for other videos utilizing these testers as well as a rebatch of the scraps. Enjoy!