Sometimes the fragrances added to soaps dissipate after a week or less. Learn how to add fragrance to soap so the scents last for longer.
As a soap maker, I find that, over time, some scents tend to fade away. Citrus essential oils are the worst. I love a fresh new bar of grapefruit soap, but after a few weeks, the scent is barely there. So, how can I get my scents to last? This simple trick works with any soap!
How to Add Fragrance to Soap
Here is the list of materials that you’ll need for this project:
- a bar of soap
- paper (kraft paper works well here, not newspaper)
- a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid
- essential oil or fragrance oil (read about the difference here)
- a week!
Add Scent to the Soap
To add fragrance to the soap start by wrapping the soap loosely in the paper. You can do more than one bar if you like, just be sure they will fit in the jar. Place the soap in the jar sideways. Don’t put it on the bottom as you won’t be able to get to all the sides.
Add a few drops of whatever scent you use to each side of the paper. The scent doesn’t need to touch the soap, so don’t saturate the paper.
Now just screw the top on the jar and set it aside for a week.
You just added a lasting fragrance to your soap!
When you take the soap out of the jar, it will retain the scent of whatever oil you used, sometimes longer than what you originally used. This method will work with just about any bar of soap. Try using two or three scents for fun!
Do you have soap that’s lost its scent? Now you know how to add fragrance to soap so the smells last!