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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.