This was an experiment in beetroot to try and capture some of the geosmin scent. The test scent was really nice but as is often the case it got lost in the translation (saponification). A little frustrating but half expected. I might try another approach and if that fails, give up on the idea for the time being as there's other ideas I want to follow up.
I used the Bay/Lime MkIII base (twigged slightly) as I wanted oils that I knew wouldn't change the scent profile too much, so it's a lovely creamy lather and feels great on the face but I'm pretty sure Back Beet is not destined for production in this form.
My wife really liked the test scent but thought the soap has unpleasant notes. I'm a little more positive, I'll be quite happy to use it but won't be ripping out another half dozen for friends and family, although they did like Nettle n Neem (potential market identified ). The soap scent is earthy, sweet woody. The test scent had more aspects of a red fortified. I'll bring it to Canberra and see what you lot think.
Ingredients: Stearic, Olive Oil, Tallow (Beef), Avocado Oil, Lanolin, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Bentonite, Tussah Silk, Glycerine, KOH, NaOH, Filtered Water, Beetroot extract, essential oils.
Essential Oils: Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Geranium, Frankincense, Gurjun Balsam, Copaiba.