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My 10 Favorite Essential Oils for Soap Making

By Angela Carillo on Wednesday, August, 19th, 2015 in Business, Soaps.

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So many scents to choose from! When I started Alegna Soap® I wanted to make everything and buy every essential oil I could.. I knew that moving from a hobby to a business would be challenging, and one of the hardest things to choose was which essential oils to use for my soaps. I needed oils that would play well with others and blend nicely. These are my 10 favorite essential oils for soap making and what I like to blend them with.

1. Lavender- anything on this list

2. Peppermint- lavender, patchouli, tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary and anise

3. Lemongrass- lavender, patchouli, tea tree, eucalyptus and rosemary

4. Orange- lavender, anise, patchouli, and lemongrass

5. Patchouli- lavender, lemongrass, tea tree, orange, geranium rose and peppermint

6. Geranium Rose- lavender, anise and patchouli

7. Tea Tree- lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, anise, patchouli and rosemary

8. Eucalyptus- lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, rosemary, anise and tea tree

9. Rosemary- lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree, eucalyptus

10. Anise- lavender, orange, tea tree, eucalyptus, geranium rose and peppermint

Some of them do well in threesomes. And foursomes.  Try lavender, anise and orange, or tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary. Play around with them. I smell the caps together. If one oil overpowers another, I hold the one cap a little further away and smell. if it smells good I use less of it in proportion to the other. Not a very scientific way, but it works for me.


Do you have a favorite essential oil blend for soap?


Yours in Gratitude,


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8 responses to “My 10 Favorite Essential Oils for Soap Making”

  1. Donna DeRosa says:

    I love mixing lavender and orange in my essential oil diffuser. When I had my Etsy shop, I mixed lavender and lime in my men’s shaving soap. It was my most popular item.

  2. Cindy Jones says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever used anise. Thanks for the suggested blends with it, now I might try some.

    • I love anise Cindy. Just a small amount makes the blend smell totally different. I’m always careful not to use too much because it can be overpowering. Let me know what blends you come up with.

  3. Patricia says:

    Lots of great suggestions for blends – thanks!

  4. Barbara says:

    Thank you for this list. It is so helpful, to know what to mix, with what. My favorite EO mix is Chamomile and Neroli. It is the most relaxing, yet pretty scent. It’s so much better than Chamomile with lavender (although good). It’s a wonderful Essential oil blend to try.

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