My soap is unscented (by choice). I love scents and smells but not in my soap. I began to make soap for one main reason; I wanted an all natural, pure product for sensitive skin. It doesn't matter how pure or natural some essential oils are they can still harm or irritate sensitive skin. I love essential oils and use some throughout the day for various reasons. Lavender is great to rub onto my hands, cup in front of my face and breathe deep when the stress hits the fan. Tea Tree oil is incredible at a lot of things, but I use it on some trouble spots like bug bites or tiny pimples. I made an awesome salve using Olive Oil, various herbs and essential oils. My recipe made a big batch and I put it in tins and am now on the last one!!! Oh NO. I really need to make more. I use the salve on everything (bug bites, poison ivy, diaper rash, burns, etc) and have given some to my friends. It has been described as the ‘Miracle Salve’ since it really helps heal the skin. My point in talking about salve, essential oils and soap is that to get the true benefit of most essential oils they should be used topically. Dab on the problem spots for maximum benefit or in the case of the salve slather the rich herbal infused gem onto the skin. It sits remains and is soaked into the problem areas. Soap is lathered on and rinsed off.
My unscented soap does have its own smell. Hold any bar up and take a deep breathe you will experience what good clean soap smells like. Almost like walking in a field of wheat or maybe what sitting on a cloud would smell like…if there was a scratch and sniff sticker for ‘clean’ or ‘all natural’ it might just smell like Dusty Tree Soap. Some of my soaps will have a faint smell of what herbs or spices I used when infusing my oils which I do for an added health benefit. So the next time you see unscented soap stop and smell it you will be amazed! You will experience what good clean all natural soap really smells like.