Scenting in Soapmaking
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Scenting in Soapmaking

Everything you need to know to scent your soaps effectively.
3.9 (12 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
72 students enrolled
Created by Erica D Pence
Last updated 2/2016
English [Auto]
Price: $89.99
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to use essential oils in soap
  • Learn how to use fragrance oils in soap
  • Learn about scent families and fragrant notes
  • Learn to blend essential oils or fragrance oils
  • Learn to work around common issues caused by fragrance oils in CP soap
  • No prerequisites, but beginner soapmaking knowledge is a plus
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to practice new techniques

Learn all about how to use various essential oils and fragrances in your soap, including how to combine scents for your own custom blends.

This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You'll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Essential Oils
  • Blending EOs
  • Fragrances
  • Blending FOs
  • Common issues in scenting
  • How to avoid or fix scenting issues
  • And more

Includes: Scenting Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Who this course is for:
  • CP Soapmakers
  • MP Soapmakers
  • Anyone that wants to learn more about scent
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 02:56:22
+ Introduction
3 lectures 06:45

Welcome to the Scenting and Soapmaking class. You can view this video to see how the class works.

Preview 04:50

This is a brief overview of what you will learn during this class.

Preview 01:40
Scenting in Soapmaking Manual
+ Scenting Overview
2 lectures 11:04

This video slideshows gives a broad idea of using scent in your soap. More specific information is provided in further lectures.

Scenting Overview

We'll discuss the term natural and why this topic is controversial in the soap industry.

Preview 08:18
+ Essential Oils
4 lectures 47:12

This video slideshows tells all about essential oils and how they are extracted.

Essential Oils (EO)

Learn how aromatherapy works on the body and mind. While this lecture can get technical you can walk away with the idea that aromatherapy uses plant chemicals to control chemicals in people.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

This video explains how to use essential oils safely in soap.

Using Essential Oils

If you can only purchase a few essential oils, I recommend any on this list of 10.

Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers
Essential Oils
10 questions
+ Fragrance Oils
3 lectures 26:44

This video slideshow briefly explains what a fragrance is made up of and how it is regulated.

Fragrance Oils (FO)

Learn how to add your fragrance to both CP and MP soap.

Using Fragrance Oils

This is a list we compiled of top fragrance oils representing all four scent families.

Top 10 Fragrance Oils for Soapmakers
Fragrance Oils
10 questions
+ Blending Scents
4 lectures 51:51

Scent families aid in both blending and ensuring that a soapmaker offers a balanced range of scents to his/her customers.

Scent Families

Fragrant notes will determine how you go about blending, especially essential oils. Anchoring a scent or fixing a scent is also explained.

Fragrant Notes & Anchoring Scents

This slideshow video explains how to go about blending essential oils.

Blending Essential Oils
Blending Fragrance Oils
Blending Scents
10 questions
+ Troubleshooting
1 lecture 29:41
Testing and Troubleshooting
Testing and Troubleshooting
5 questions