When you start making soap, you just have to try all sorts of different scents, and to make maple sugar soap was one of our brilliant ideas. My notes written on in my top secret recipe binder states ‘not popular, scent stayed strong and smelled good, color very good’. So there you have it. The maple sugar scent is popular in lots of bath and body products, but not so much in soap.
We did have a brown sugar scrub that was very popular. That was perfect with scents like vanilla or orange, but not so much with lavender. But if you live in a town where maple sugar is made, then this bar would sell very well.
make maple sugar soap recipe
- Basic #2 recipe: (you can select a different base here)
51.2 oz Olive oil or an Olive/Canola blend
6.2 oz coconut oil
6.2 oz Palm oil
23.4 oz water
8.6 oz lye crystals
for this scented bar, add:
3 1/2 T maple sugar fragrance oil
- 3/4 tsp of cocoa powder, mixed in 1 cup of base first
The bar below is a rich dark brown color, resembling a shade of maple sugar. This company has nice labels that go horizontal around the bar.
This company has 2-toned their bar, representing the maple sugar/syrup scent and the honey scent. Having your soap in a box like this is perfect when selling your product in stores. The box protects the soap and soap corners from damage, and the little window lets people see the color and be able to smell it.
About choosing colorants – we should go as natural as possible, but does that always work? We’ve noticed that colorful soap often sells better than not colored, and people don’t realize that those bright colors are usually from synthetic chemicals. More on colorants here – PENDING LINK
Great article on what real maple sugar and maple syrup is all about!
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