Fragrances and Good Smelling Stuff

Fragrance make us feel good. Your nose knows. We like to smell good and make sure we have things that surround us bring scent into our lives. We use mainly natural ingredients in our soaps for fragrance. We do have a few fragrances that are popular that we keep for those special soaps. Each of our liquid soaps are scented upon order to your preference. Bar soaps are created with the scent already added.

Plain Old Soap Fragrance: No fragrance added! Choose this if you have skin conditions such as dryness, rashes, etc. and are not sure what is causing them, or pick this if you prefer the smell of soap.

Note: Some of the following scents are not available as of yet. If you have a special request for one of the listings below, please e-mail us.

Our Blends Using Essential Oils:

Northern Woods: Pine and Cedarwood with undertones of Bay Laurel, a touch of Lavender, with a bit of marjoram. Good scent for men or women. Top notes of Pine and cedarwood finished off with spicey herbal scent.

Essential Oils:

Essential oils are extracted from plants and hold different properties. Some make us happy, and some calm us. They also can help with skin problems, such as dryness, oiliness, virii and bacteria in some cases. In others they just smell heavenly.

Bay Laurel Essential Oil: Has a warm spicey fragrance and comes from an evergreen tree. One of my favorite scents even though it is used more in men’s colognes and aftershaves. Helps relieve stress and anxiety and can be used for muscle and joint pain. Boosts the immune system.

Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender oil has a wonderful fragrance that can calming. It is said to aid in curing severe headaches, migraine attacks, depression, anxiety, stress and tension in our lives. It also helps with sleep. It has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Lavender oil is used in treating skin disorders like psoriasis, acne, age wrinkles, sunburns, wounds, cuts, burns and eczema.

Rose Geranium Essential Oil: This oil has a wonderful rose like scent and costs a lot less than extracts from roses so is used perfumery. Geranium oil is thought to balance the production of sebum in the skin which helps in keeping the skin supple. It has healing properties and has been used in healing wounds and burns.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Smells just like a big juicy sweet orange without as much of the bitter undertones other orange essential oils can have. Cuts grease so we use in our dish soap but it is available in our other soaps also. It helps bring us warm feelings of happiness. Sweet orange oil revitalizes the skin, giving it the natural radiance and fighting against wrinkles.

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil: This has many anti fungal and anti viral qualities. Cuts oil and is astringent. Has a strong citrus like smell that has some bitter undertones so we mix with other essential oils. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, insecticide, calming and sedative. Very uplifting and stimulating. Very strong smell and best used in small quantities to enhance other scents.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: It is antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, expectorant, fungicide and insecticide. Has a fresh tangy smell. Good for acne, oily skin, and especially flakey dandruff. We add in small amounts to our soaps not as a fragrance because too much can irritate skin.

Rosemary Essential Oil: Added to soaps and other natural products as a preservative. It has anti-parasitical, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties it helps to control the spread of mold. Pleasant herbal scent. Good for dandruff and to help ward off infections on the skin. Is said to help concentration and memory and help with depression. One of my favorite herbs in the garden for cooking.

Eucalyptus: A uplifting camphorus smell that is sweet and woody in the end. Used to clear mucous by inhaling. It is a good expectorant, decongestant, insecticide, analgesic, antirheumatic and antiseptic.

Lemon Eucalyptus: Lemony eucalyptus is a wonderful clean tangy smell. We originally purchased this to make up sprays to protect against bug bites, which it does nicely but loved the smell also. It has properties of being an expectorant, decongestant, insecticide, analgesic, antirheumatic and antiseptic.

Mint Essential Oil: Tingly wake me up properties. We use Peppermint which has a cool mint scent and/or Spearmint which has a sweeter mint scent. Both are good to lift mental fatigue and depression. They are refreshing and stimulate mental agility and can improve concentration.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Sweet and flowery when used sparingly it reminds me of a light flowery powder.

Pine Essential Oil: A walk in a pine forest! Uplifting and promotes awareness and smells pine clean. Its qualities are antiseptic, bactericidal, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, and insecticidal.

Cedar Wood Essential Oil: Cedarwood has a sweet, woody aroma with a camphor scent. A good hair tonic and effective for treating seborrhea of the scalp, dandruff and alopecia by some.

Patchouli: Brings back memories but is still a much liked scent. It is woodsy, smoky, spicy and musky all at the same time. You either love it or not.  It is said to help with depression and is an antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, fungicide and insecticide. Also can relieve bug bites and is used to treat fungal infections, dandruff, acne and eczema.

Fragrance Oils Body Safe:

We purchase only high grade fragrance oils from trusted manufacturers. They are body safe and are used in cosmetics and soap making and have been used personally by us.

Vanilla Fragrance Oil: A very warm vanilla scent that causes us to relax and keep putting it to our nose to smell again and again. May discolor soap to a browner color.

Chocolate Fragrance Oil: Very good milk chocolate fragrance that goes well with mint, vanilla and other scents. Used in our Peppermint Patty soap.

Frankincense and Myrhh:  Smokey, warm oriental scent. Used for meditation and calmness in many ceremonies. Frankincense and Myrhh were originally used as incense in ancient times.

Herbal Additives:

Herbal additives can be used whole or infused in the oil or water we use in our soaps. They have qualities that add to our products and impart fragrances that we love.

Lavender: It is said to aid in curing severe headaches, migraine attacks, depression, anxiety, stress and tension in our lives. It also helps with sleep. It has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Lavender oil is used in treating skin disorders like psoriasis, acne, age wrinkles, sunburns, wounds, cuts, burns and eczema.

Citrus skin: Dried and then ground into smaller pieces it imparts a lovely orangey scent and gently exfoliates in bar soaps.

Rosemary: It was burnt in olden times hospitals during epidemics. It is used as a preservative in organic soaps due to its anti bacterial qualities. I love the crisp herbal smell of this herb in the garden.

Thyme: Sweet herbal smell. Used by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians for its medicinal qualities of anti rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, and stimulant. It aids memory and concentration and can help clear the sinuses. Grown without chemical here on our property.

Marjoram: This has a warm lightly spicy herbal scent. It’s properties are listed as antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal and fungicidal. Used to time of old to mask smells by spreading on the floor. The scent has a calming effect. We grow both German and Sweet Marjoram.

Calendula: This flower has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, antiviral, and immunostimulant properties making it useful for disinfecting and treating minor wounds, conjunctivitis, cuts, scrapes, chapped or chafed  skin, bruises, burns, athlete’s foot, acne, yeast infections, bee stings, diaper rashes, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin. Plus, it stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites to help minimize scarring.

Chamomile: Calming light floral. Used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory.

Cinnamon: It’s warm spiciness uplifts our mood and it is included in many comfort foods. Cinnamon has been used for centuries as a spice and for it’s medicinal purposes. Think cinnamon toast. Health specialists are realizing that there are many benefits to cinnamon and it is anti-microbal and good for many conditions we suffer today.

Lemon Balm or Melissa: This has a wonderful soft lemon smell and is in the mint family. Grown here on our property with no chemicals.  The bees absolutely love it and I have to share this plant with them. It is known to calm the nerves and has excellent qualities in fighting depression.

Mints: Tingly wake me up properties. We use Peppermint which has a cool mint scent and/or Spearmint which has a sweeter mint scent. We have our own mint garden and will be expanding that. Both are good to lift mental fatigue and depression. They are refreshing and stimulate mental agility and can improve concentration. When out working in the yard I will take a break by going to the mint garden and crushing a leaf and smell for a slight lift.

Pine: We live in Michigan home of the great white pine. Most country yards have a pine tree or two (or even more) in them.

I am sure we will be adding more to the above over time as creativity flows around here.

 

 

 

 

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