How To Choose A Soap By Fragrance Strength
We're all different when it comes to fragrance strength - what one person loves may be too strong for another and vice versa.
We've made choosing the fragrance strength of your next soap a little easier by classifying each soap with a unique fragrance strength rating.
This is based on my personal experience of not only formulating soap but working in a soap shop so you can be assured these classifications are accurate.
- You need to bring the bar pretty close to your nose to really smell the complete fragrance
- A mild fragrance is ideal for facial soaps or anyone who is sensitive to strong scents
- Many essential oils fall into the Mild category as there are limits to how much you can safely add to cosmetics
- You can smell the soap quite clearly when it's unwrapped and from a short distance away
- A light scent may remain on your skin for a few hours after washing with a Medium soap
- Try storing the wrapped bar in a drawer until you use it; it will smell lovely when you open it and even fragrance your clothes a little
- Do you like scented skin? Then a Strong soap is for you! The scent will remain on your skin for many hours, even if you can no longer smell it yourself. This is a natural experience called olfactory fatigue. Here's a great article about it
- If the Post Office says "this box smells nice", then you've got yourself a Strong soap
- A Strong soap will easily scent a closed room, like a small bathroom. This is very popular in guest bathrooms or when you have visitors - bring out the Strong soap
I hope that's made choosing a soap scent strength a little easier for you. And remember you can always reach out to me via email or social media if you have any further questions about a particular fragrance.
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