Scenting in Soapmaking
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Scenting in Soapmaking

Everything you need to know to scent your soaps effectively.
4.8 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
55 students enrolled
Created by Erica D Pence
Last updated 2/2016
Price: $90
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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  • 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 is the target audience?
  • CP Soapmakers
  • MP Soapmakers
  • Anyone that wants to learn more about scent
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
3 Lectures 06:40

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
1 Lecture 29:41
Testing and Troubleshooting

Testing and Troubleshooting
5 questions
1 Lecture 03:05
About the Instructor
Erica D Pence
4.3 Average rating
93 Reviews
282 Students
14 Courses
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.