Suds N' Scents Inc. - A Canadian Company
Phone: 604-859-7837(SUDS) - Fax: 604-859-1805

December 19th will be the last shipping/pick up day before the holidays.
We will be closed December 20 - 28th. Orders received after 3pm Dec 19 will ship Dec 29th


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"At a Glance" - Approximate Metric to Imperial Conversion Rates:

15 ml = 1/2 oz
50 ml = 1.75 oz
100 ml = 3.5 oz
500 ml = 16 oz


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ESSENTIAL & FRAGRANCE OILS?


Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts (usually steam distilled) and are used in aromatherapy applications.
The highly volatile essential oils offer therapeutic value and natural scent choices.
For use in soap making, the scent does not last as long as a fragrance oil. Essential oils as a rule should be diluted before using on the skin.
A patch test is always recommended before applying neat on the skin.

Fragrance oils are designed by the perfume industry for use in cosmetics and other household/industrial applications.
They offer a wider variety of scents, often less expensive than essential oils (such as rose, jasmine, violet, etc.).
Fragrance oils have more "staying power" in terms of scenting soaps & cosmetics.

HOW MUCH SCENT DO I NEED FOR SOAP?


This depends on your personal preference and the strength of the fragrance
(or essential oil).
General rule of thumb is at least 5 ml (1 teaspoon) per pound of glycerin soap*.

GENERAL FRAGRANCE CHART

(Based on 1 teaspoon per lb of soap)

Weight Carrier Metric Imperial
1 lb
soap 5 mls
1 teaspoon
3 lb
soap 15 mls
3 teaspoon
9 lb
soap 45 mls
1.5 oz (9 tsp)
40 lb
soap 200 mls
6.70 oz.

*Please note: There are a few exceptions to this rule.

For instance, Top EO notes (citrus: bergamot, grapefruit, orange, etc.) have a tendency to evaporate VERY quickly in CP (cold process) soap.

The Mid/Base notes such as mints, pines, lavender, aniseed, fennel, lemongrass, citronella, patchouli, basil, cedarwood, cinnamon/clove, eucalyptus, fir needle, rosemary, geranium, sandalwood, etc. have fairly good staying power in cp soap.

Cold process soap making can be challenging to scent and more scent will be required.


1 ml of essential oil = 20 - 25 drops
5 ml of essential oil = 90 - 100 drops

Table of Quantities for Using Essential Oils

A handy chart for making your own fragrant massage, lotion or bath oil blends.
We hope you find this chart helpful. It is intended as a guideline and does not replace the advise of an expert. Suds N' Scents in not liable for any damages or misuse of information provided. Any application of supplies, products and recipes contained on this website is at the discretion of the reader/user.

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Fragrance Chart<br>
Percent Dilution Measured Carrier Number of Drops How to Use
1%
2 oz (60 ml) oil/emulsion 12 drops
Standard
2%
2 oz (60 ml) oil/emulsion 24 drops
Typical
4%
2 oz (60 ml) oil/emulsion 48 drops
Specific Treatments
1%
4 oz (120 ml) 24 drops
Children/Elderly
2%
4 oz (120 ml) 48 drops
Typical

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Suds N' Scents Inc. Abbotsford, B.C., Canada

Phone: 604-859-SUDS (7837) AND Fax: 604-859-1805
31101 Creekside Drive, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T5J9


Suds N' Scents is a mail order company. Order pickups and personal shopping are done by appointment only.