I recently sent out a survey asking what you wanted to see more of. One topic that came up again and again was essential oil blend ideas for soap.

There are a few blend ideas on the blog post, Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmaking. Most of my natural soapmaking recipes have essential oil blends.

essential oil blends for soap

Below are ten blends from my recipe book, Lovin Soap Studio Cold Process Soap Recipe eBook. The book includes a total of 64 essential oil blends. The blends below will fragrance a 32 oz. oil batch of soap, which fits in a 10″ silicone loaf mold (Bramble Berry). You can use the parts to resize for your recipe.

To use, simply determine the full amount of essential oil for your recipe and multiply that by each oil in a blend. For example:

If your recipe calls for 60 grams of essential oil and you want to use a blend of lavender (50%) and litsea (50%), multiply 60 * .5 (50%) for each. You will use 30 grams of lavender and 30 grams of litsea in your soap.

Patchouli Sunrise
Patchouli Essential Oil – 20 grams (33%)
Orange Essential Oil – 40 grams (66%)

Lemon Lavender
Lemon Essential Oil – 30 grams (50%)
Lavender Essential Oil – 20 grams (33%)
Litsea Essential Oil – 10 grams (17%)

Hemlock Lime
Eastern Hemlock Spruce Essential Oil – 20 grams (33%)
Lime Essential Oil – 30 grams (50%)
Patchouli Essential Oil – 10 grams (17%)

Pearl of the Caribbean
Vetiver Essential Oil – 10 grams (17%)
Amyris Essential Oil – 50 grams (83%)

Licorice Mint
Peppermint Essential Oil – 30 grams (50%)
Anise Essential Oil – 20 grams (33%)
Vanilla Oleoresin – 10 grams (17%)

Lavender Thyme
Lavender Essential Oil – 42 grams (70%)
Clary Sage Essential Oil – 6 grams (10%)
Cypress Essential Oil – 6 grams (10%)
Thyme (red) Essential Oil – 6 grams (10%)

Sage & Lemongrass
Clary Sage Essential Oil – 18 grams (30%)
Lemongrass Essential Oil – 42 grams (70%)

Cinnamon Pine
Black Pine Essential Oil – 36 grams (60%)
Juniper Needle Essential Oil – 12 grams (20%)
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil – 12 grams (20%)

Cedarwood Twist
Grapefruit Essential Oil – 12 grams (20%)
Ginger Essential Oil – 3 grams (5%)
Litsea Essential Oil – 6 grams (10%)
Patchouli Essential Oil – 6 grams (10%)
Lime Essential Oil – 10 grams (17%)
Cedarwood Essential Oil – 23 grams (38%)

Baja Bar
Cilantro Essential Oil – 10 grams (17%)
Lime Essential Oil – 50 grams (83%)

For 64 essential oil blends and 50 cold process soap recipes, check out Lovin Soap Studio Cold Process Soap Recipe eBook!

What is your favorite essential oil blend for soap?

Happy Soaping!

-Amanda Gail

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Now through March 1st, we are having a presale on our newest eClass, Clear Transparent Soap from Scratch!

In this video eCourse, I will show you:

  • How to formulate your own transparent soap recipe that is remelt-able and reusable…similar to MP soap base.
  • We’ll go over base oils and solvents that are available to use and why you would select each type of ingredient.
  • How to make quick hot process transparent soap from scratch. It only takes about 20 minutes once you get the process down!
  • How to remelt and use your base for future projects.

About the soap:

  • The ingredients we use include coconut oil, stearic acid, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, everclear (grain alcohol) and sugar.
  • The soap is remeltable and you can work with it like melt and pour soap base.
  • You can create bars of soap or embeds that you can add to regular cold process soap.
  • You’ll get different varieties of clarity in your soap…we’ll talk about that.

The class will be delivered in a a series of videos and downloadable PDF’s. You’ll have forever access and be able to watch over and over again as you want.

Happy Soaping! -Amanda Aaron