Using fixatives in soap
First off, AWESOME site you've got here!
My question is.. how much fixative do you use in soap? Say your total EO's are 20ml, how much of that should be a fixative EO? I'm thinking along the lines of orange EO and patchouli EO.
Good question! To be honest, I don't worry about how much
of a 'fixative' type essential oil I use. I only try to make sure that I do use them.
Patchouli is a great fixative....such a little can go a long way. Let your nose guide you when blending the orange and patchouli oils.
My method would be to start with the orange and add a very small amount of patchouli. Place them in a sealed jar and leave them for a little bit. This allows the scents to blend and gives your nose time to get back to normal.
When your ready, open the jar a gently wave it under your nose while inhaling softly. If the scent is appealing to you then your done, if not add more of what is 'missing'.
Recently, I made a soap using the following scent blend that I really like.
Sweet Orange 50%
Good luck and happy soaping!