If you haven’t already made soap for Valentines, this is about the last moment to make it (if you want a 4 week cure). In case you need a little inspiration, here ya go!

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Valentine Soap Making Guide

Below are some essential oil blends for cold process soap as well as some fragrance recommendations from our Facebook Group. If you aren’t in our Facebook Group, you’re missing out!

Valentine Essential Oil Blends

Essential Oil Blends

If you are new to making cold process soap, visit our getting started guide.

I wanted to share some essential oil blends for your Valentine Soap to get your creative juices flowing. Although you can blend anything, essential oils that come to mind for cold process (for Valentines) include lavender, litsea, ylang-ylang, orange, patchouli, cedarwood, bergamot and peppermint.

There are certainly more romantic essential oils such as rose, sandalwood, jasmine…but they come with a super high price tag. You can use a little in these blends to deepen them if desired.

Lavender Essential Oil – 60%
Litsea Essential Oil – 40%

Lavender Essential Oil – 50%
Geranium Essential Oil – 50%

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil – 30%
Bergamot Essential Oil – 20%
Lavender Essential Oil – 20%
Sweet Orange Essential Oil – 20%
Patchouli Essential Oil – 10%

Patchouli Essential Oil – 30 %
Lavender Essential Oil – 50 %
Cedarwood Essential Oil – 20%

Lavender Essential Oil – 50%
Peppermint Essential Oil – 50%

Lavender Essential Oil – 60%
Patchouli Essential Oil – 40%

Cedarwood Essential Oil – 20%
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil – 10%
Lavender Essential Oil – 50%
Peppermint Essential Oil – 20%

I asked in our Facebook Group, Saponification Nation, about favorite fragrance oils for Valentines. Here are some responses.

I made an English Rose FO (Brambleberry) soap for my mom. It is lovely, but strong, so next time I will cut back how much I use, but it’s a great smell. – Kerry Haley

My biggest seller is usually rose geranium with a touch of amber, my second biggest seller rose geranium with lemon, ylang ylang and jasmine all mixed together. – Suzzannemarie Dunne

Amber from Brambleberry. – Cynthia Slane

Black Raspberry Vanilla, A Champagne blend with berries or Peach, Dark chocolate & rose together. I use FO mostly from BB, but my BRV is from WSP. – Teresa L. Luthye

A favorite FO is Lovespell type from Brambleberry. – Rachel Mowery

Chocolate Cherries , Strawberries & Champagne , Vanilla Milk , Cinnamon & Chocolate , Cinnamon Vanilla, Tea Rose – Nikki Cicerone

From Bramble Berry Love Spell, Yacht Club, and equal parts wasabi and bonsai are my top three sellers. – Wendy Brandt
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (from The Chemistry Store) – Carol Isler

Loving Spell – NG, Black Raspberry Vanilla – NG, Red Velvet Cake – NG, Strawberry Cheesecake – NG, Pomegranate Cider – NG, Egyptian Amber – Candle Science, Pink Panties (renamed to “Tickled Pink”) – WSP, Perfect Man – NG, Sugar Cookie – Peak, Hello Sweet Thang – BB, Cuban Tobacco – AHRE, (and I’m still waiting for a supplier to dupe Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” from the 90s.. I’m sure that would sell like hotcakes at Valentine’s Day!) – Renee Lillie

Posh Petals from MMS – The Sage – Helena Kovac-Giese

What is your favorite essential oil blend or fragrance oil for Valentine themed cold process soap? Simply post below in the comments.

Happy Soaping!

-Amanda Gail