In the warm weather of summer, these essential oil blends will help your soap and candles keep you calm, cool and in a "livin' is easy" kind of mood...
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A complex, robust mixture of lavender, lime, rose geranium and patchouli
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A bright, refreshing summertime blend that also doubles as an effective insect repellent.
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An unusual essential oil blend, suited for a sultry summer evening.
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A delightful simple, yet wonderful, mixture of grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime - inspired by beautiful Italian citrus groves.
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A sweet, spicy, floral, fruity mixture of spearmint, neroli and clove.
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A bright, fresh, clean scent, suitable for both men and women. Mint and citrus are perfect for summertime!
This soap recipe, which would often feature a simple essential oil blend with lemon and/or litsea cubea, uses some "lemon-ish" essential oils. I thought about using litsea cubea, lemon eucalyptus or lemongrass – all have strong lemon scents to them. I ended up creating a blend of niaouli, bergamot, and cedarwood. The niaouli and bergamot have citrusy scents with a lot of “green” camphoraceousness in them. The cedarwood gives them a green woodsy base note.
For this blend, I used:
- 29% cedarwood - .6 ounce
- 33% bergamot - .7 ounce
- 38% niaouli - .8 ounce