Cha (aka chai) * I had to blend several essential oils and fragrance oils togeth…

Cha (aka chai)
I had to blend several essential oils and fragrance oils together to get this blend because, in addition to there being very few Chai fragrances on the market, I REFUSE to use a Cha scent that includes nutmeg. As far as I’m concerned, nutmeg has zero business being in Chai.
In hindsight, I probably should have colored the entire soap with this top color, but in my defense I thought it would be the wrong shade and tone for the main part of the design… we’ll see tomorrow when I unmold how it came out!
This soap is made with coconut oil and the scent is a mix of ginger, cardamom, clove, milk, and sugar. There are some cinnamon notes mixed in as well. I was unable to add lemongrass to the mix, unfortunately. The fragrance isn’t an exact dupe for Cha, but it is as close as I could get it considering I am new to making custom blends and I haven’t had my favorite cha in ages. *
This collection wouldn’t be complete without Cha. My entire life prior to college involved making and watching my mom make (and drink) 3-5 cups of tea a day. My mom liked to make a shortcut version of Cha (regional word for tea, other parts of India call it Chai) which, to some, would be considered a bit of an abomination. To be honest, her cha always came out very similar to my aunty’s cha (who makes hers the traditional way) and was only slightly faster to make than using a pot. Did you know, every family has a slightly different way of making cha? When you’re used to the flavor, you can taste the nuances between people’s chas. From my understanding, mothers pass their methods down to their daughters and so on (my mom developed her method entirely on her own, so she’s a little bit of an oddball).
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