Screen Shot from Arran Aromatics News Package
Customers can make their own soap in less than thirty minutes. 

By: Bridjes O'Neil

Courtesy of Arran Aromatics
Soap is a product we use everyday. We use it to lather our bodies in a warm bubble bath after a stressful day. Have you ever wondered on a day when you were really bored how these products were made? 

The Customer Must Pay to Play

The cost to make your own soap starts at 5 pounds for 1 bar of soap. The most a customer will pay is sixteen pounds for 4 bars of soap. Customers can choose between 4 scents: Laurel, Starburst, Lemon and Citrus.

The scent I chose was (insert drum roll sound effect here) Starburst. Those who are familiar with how I like to smell know that I love warmer scents. It reminds me of Sweet Potatoe Pies on a Thanksgiving dinner table. Don't judge me! Scientist claim that scent is linked to memory as stated in the online article: How Smell Works.

The store clerk next instructed me to use a syringe to draw out exactly 1ml of the liquid scent. The liquid was squirted into a glass container of vegetable glycerin that was heated for about two minutes. The final task was to choose which color I wanted my soap to be.

The options were Blue, Yellow and Red. I chose my favorite color yellow and placed a butterfly in the center as the final touch. The liquid was placed in the freezer for 30 minutes to become what we "know of" as soap. 

Arran Aromatics is similiar to Bath and Body Works

The above statement gives you an idea of types of products you can buy at Arran Aromatics. Heather Shand and Derek Arnot traveled from Aberdeenshire. They annually  visit the Isle of Arran. The couple purchased the Feel Good Formula's Sea Salt Scrub made from Sea Weed extract.

They  also purchased two Amber Wood candles.The Amber Wood candle has a warm scent that both a man and a woman can enjoy. Arnot said, "Arran Aromatics specializes in doing stuff for the Island, basically." Customers may purchase these products and more online at arranaromatics.


Bridjes O'Neil recently studied abroad in Scotland for a Travel Journalism
class. She is a student at Webster University where she majors in Broadcast
& Digital Journalism. All videos and photos are the personal property of
Bridjes O'Neil.


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