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.