Scenting in Soapmaking

Everything you need to know to scent your soaps effectively.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites, but beginner soapmaking knowledge is a plus
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to practice new techniques

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • CP Soapmakers
  • MP Soapmakers
  • Anyone that wants to learn more about scent

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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


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

Scenting in Soapmaking Manual
Section 2: Scenting Overview

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


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

Section 3: Essential Oils

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


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.


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


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

Essential Oils
10 questions
Section 4: Fragrance Oils

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


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


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

Fragrance Oils
10 questions
Section 5: Blending Scents

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


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


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

Blending Fragrance Oils
Blending Scents
10 questions
Section 6: Troubleshooting
Testing and Troubleshooting
Testing and Troubleshooting
5 questions
Section 7: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Erica D Pence, Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

Erica Pence is a soapmaker, teacher, author, and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of Bath Alchemy Lab providing soap, bath & body, and candle making classes, and Herban Apothecary (formerly The Bonnie Bath Co.), her own line of bath and body products. She is author of the blog, Soap-Blog, where she provides information for those in the bath and body industry. Erica is a long-time columnist for The Saponifier magazine and a speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild 2014 Conference. She holds a BA in Education, and combines her love for teaching and researching with her passion for soapmaking. Erica is a native Floridian, who now resides in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and an old cat.

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