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Tuesday Spotlight: Lemongrass Grapefruit

Welcome to another Tuesday Spotlight, dear reader. Our spotlight is on the citrusy, fresh, clean-smelling scent blend of lemongrass and grapefruit. If you are a citrus lover, this is your week. I am often asked if we offer a pure citrus scent, and the short answer is no. Although I love the scent of fresh lemon, orange, and grapefruit, it is almost impossible to get citrus essential oils to "stick" in cold-process soap.

Each essential oil has an ideal temperature in which it is stable. The flash point is the temperature at which essential oils begin to evaporate or burn off. For citrus scents, the flash point or burn-off temperature is relatively low. Citrus essential oils have a flashpoint of 118 or less. Although my ideal soap temperature is around 100 degrees, the temperature reached during the saponification process can exceed 250 degrees. Most citrus essential oils cannot withstand the intense heat of the saponification process. Thus, I have found achieving a strong scent when using citrus essential oils almost impossible.

Lemongrass essential oil is my go-to for a fresh citrus scent. Its flashpoint is right around 160-170 degrees. I find the smell of lemongrass holds up well during the saponification process. Lemongrass also acts as an anchor for other citrus scents. I enjoy the combination of lemongrass and grapefruit essential oils. It is light, fresh, citrusy, and refreshing. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, I think this is a wonderful time to try our Lemongrass Grapefruit soap and moisturizer.

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