Essential oils

Behind all the good smells in the soap factory is hard work. Using essential oils in soap is a true art and more difficult than the soap craft itself! Only certain oils survive the saponification process and that unfortunately does not include citrus fruits. Fortunately, soaps can still naturally smell of citrus through essential oils from citrus-scented plants such as litsea cubeba, lemon eucalyptus and lemongrass. And there are many other scents and combinations to choose from.

The beauty of using essential oils as a fragrance is, in addition to the therapeutic properties of the oils, of course that you avoid synthetic and carcinogenic fragrances. Hormone-disrupting phthalates in perfumes make the scent more powerful. So for those who are used to perfumed soaps, these soaps smell much milder.

Because essential oils are so volatile, the fragrance and effect diminish over time and therefore my soaps are fresh products and should be used immediately after storage. Soap is meant to be used! Most of the scents I use last between 6 months to a year. In some cases longer.

A wonderful feature that essential oils in soap have is that the fragrance is felt during the use of the soap, but does not remain on the skin afterwards in the same way that perfume usually does.

Järna Tvåleri only uses organic essential oils from Opella and Crearome.