The Soapery - Handmade Soaps, Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils
Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils for your Handmade Soap
Handmade soaps can be made using either essential oils or fragrance oils to provide fragrance and both are fine. However, there are key differences between essential oils and fragrance oils. Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
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Natural: Essential oils are derived from natural sources and are extracted from bark, flowers, plants and seeds. They are almost always naturally derived, plant-based and vegan.
Aromatic:Essential oils typically have a more natural range of strong, concentrated and unique aromas.
Benefits: Essential oils have a variety of benefits, including antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. They can also help to improve mood, relieve stress, and boost the immune system.
Longevity: Essential oils tend to evaporate more quickly than fragrance oils. This means that the scent of essential oil soap will fade more quickly than the scent of fragrance oil soap.
Availability: Essential oils are not always easy to find, and they may be more expensive than fragrance oils.
Synthetic: Fragrance oils are created in a laboratory and do not contain natural ingredients. Some handmade soaps with fragrance oils are vegan and some aren't. All our handmade soap is vegan friendly.
Scent: Fragrance oils can be made to smell like anything, including fruits, flowers, and desserts.
Availability: Fragrance oils are more widely available than essential oils and can be found at most craft stores.
Essential Oils v Fragrance Oils - Is One better?
Both fragrance oils and essential oils can be used to add aromas to soap products, but they have different properties and benefits. Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
In summary, essential oils are a more natural product whereas fragrance oils are synthetically made but with a wider variety of aromas. All of our handmade soaps (made with essential oils or fragrance oils) are vegan friendly, palm-free, and have not been tested on animals. They are made using the traditional cold-process method with skin loving plant-based oils and butters.
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