20.2a - Cedar, Clarysage, Bergamot

20.2a - Cedar, Clarysage, Bergamot

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 This is the first time I have tinkered with the base in a couple of months, and it was fun to get back to experimenting with the base and not just the scents.  But for that reason, this is a very small batch of 6 soaps.

This is a minor change to the makeup of the plant butters in the soap.  My standard base (20.1) is heavily dependent on murumuru butter - a very slick plant butter rich in oleic acid.  But unrefined murumuru butter is far more rare than most other soap making ingredients.  I wanted to see what would happen if the supply of murumuru butter was interrupted and butters/oils like shea and jojoba had to carry the weight.  The total weight of butters and fats stayed the same, but the volume of shea & jojoba increased to make up for the lack of murumuru.

The result?  The performance of the soap is similar, but the lather is lighter and more airy.  I personally like a denser and creamier soap so if I keep going down this path I'll work on the density of the lather.  Overall the soap performs well and I enjoy the scent quite a bit.

Formula 20.2 is a test to see what happens when murumuru is removed in favor of more shea and jojoba.


I've made this scent once before in a very small batch and a fellow wet shaver reminded me of how pleasant it was.  This fougere is primarily EO with texas cedar, clarysage, bergamot, lavender, juniper and fir needle.  I hope to make more of this in the future.  


Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Tallow, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Xylitol, Jojoba Oil, Lanolin, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract

Scent Type:  Cedar, Clarysage, Bergamot

Net Weight:  4oz 

Batch Quantity: 6 soaps