When I’m selling at an event, I’m usually asked if I have a sandalwood soap. Since the essential oil is so expensive (one pound is over $1500) most soap makers use a fragrance oil. Problem is, I have issues with most fragrance oils, which is why I use essential oils in my soaps.
Over the holiday, I wanted to see if I could tolerate some fragrance oils. I made 4 different sandalwood blends for some Limited Edition soaps and I felt pretty good after I was done. Here is the Alegna Soap® Sandalwood line-up.
The first soap is a Vanilla-Sandalwood blend. You can’t see it here, but vanilla turns brown in soap. This soap is my favorite of all four. It has a sweet, warm aroma.
The next blend is Patchouli-Sandalwood. I used some activated charcoal in this soap. It has an earthy, musky aroma, and reminds me of caves and caverns, in a good way.
I thought Geranium Rose would blend well, so guess what’s in this soap? It’s a floral-woody scent and I added some french rose clay to the soap.
This one is for the purists, who don’t want their sandalwood mixed with anything. I did add some gold mica into the body of this soap to give it a hint of another color so she would swirl and match her sisters.
These soaps are truly a Limited Edition soap, I can’t promise I’ll make them again on a regular basis. I used a higher mold for these so the soaps are taller than my usual soaps, weigh 5 ounces each and contain mango butter. The Sandalwood Collection soaps are $9 each. I’ve only made 20 of each soap and they will be cured the end of January. I’m taking pre-orders, so let me know if you’re interested. I don’t expect these will be around long.
I’m grateful I was able to make these soaps without much of a headache. What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,