Searching for a New S.O.A.P. Panel!

Do you love testing new fragrances in your soapy projects? Here at Bramble Berry, we receive hundreds of fragrance oil samples. To help choose the very best fragrances to add to our line, we are looking for eight new members to join our S.O.A.P Panel! As part of the panel, you will have the opportunity to test eight new mystery fragrances, and help us decide which new scents to add to our lineup.

Each member of the panel will receive eight 1 oz. bottles of fragrance oil. These fragrances can be tested in cold process, melt and pour, lotions or other bath and body products. To keep opinions unbiased, the fragrances will not have names, but instead will be labeled with a number. Not knowing the name is part of the fun!

At the end of the testing and reviewing process, each S.O.A.P. Panel member will fill out a survey regarding the fragrances. We then review this survey, and choose the very best fragrances to add to our line. While not a requirement, many S.O.A.P. (aka: Soap Opinion Awesome Panel) members share their opinions and test results on their blog, Facebook pages or other social media outlets. We love hearing your honest opinions regarding the fragrances, so an ideal member of the panel won’t hold their feelings back!

Previous S.O.A.P. panel fragrance winners were: Mandarin Oasis Fragrance Oil, Mahogany Fragrance Oil, Autumn Fig Harvest Fragrance Oil, Lavender and Cedar Fragrance Oil, and Heavenly Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil.

Note: S.O.A.P. Panel members have about 7 weeks to test the fragrances. Please make sure you will be able to commit to testing all fragrances before entering. Because these fragrances can’t ship internationally, we are not able accept international entries.

This old post is a great example of what previous S.O.A.P. panel members have done for testing, blogging and tweeting. If you’d like to see more examples of how S.O.A.P. Panel members have shared their opinions and test results, check out the links below!

Want to join in the fun? Entering is easy!

To Enter:

  • TweetFacebookPin, Instagram or blog about your favorite Bramble Berry product (including the links) and why you should be selected for the S.O.A.P. team.
  • Comment on this blog post, with links to your social media updates.
  • The last day to enter is August 28th. You can still post about your favorite BB product, but you won’t be considered for the panel!
  • S.O.A.P. Panel will be announced by September 5th and samples will be sent out by September 10th.
  • Completed surveys need to be returned by November 3rd. 

    Ready, Set … Apply! =)

142 Responses to “Searching for a New S.O.A.P. Panel!”

  1. Maureen says:

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    Post by The Magpie's Nest.

    Best of luck to everyone!

  2. My favorite is Goats Milk melt and pour and scent is Frankinscense.

  3. Hey y’all, I was just wondering- you realize that says “spring 2014″ right? Is that for 2015 or did you mean “fall 2014″? (I’m thinking 2015 considering it’s happening in November.)

    Thanks, Just wondering! Oh, and I am sharing this on both FB, and twitter! can’t wait!

  4. […] you would like to apply to be a tester follow their blog post here and apply! […]

  5. Lychee Red Tea Fragrance Oil! Of the dozens of FO’s and EO’s I have purchased from BB, this one is my all time favorite! Exotic and unique, fresh and fruity! I would love the opportunity to S.O.A.P. to help inspire future generations of soapers!!!!

  6. We raise goats in order to have fresh goat milk for our soap. I would love to try some new fragrances!

  7. This is what I’ve written:

    Brambleberry (one of my suppliers) is choosing some scent testers! I’m so excited, to hopefully be chosen because that means lucky people will receive a free bar of soap- and I’ll be able to donate extra to charity! BB is asking me to name my favorite BB product. And I have to say “JUST ONE?!” They also want to know why I should be selected as a product tester.
    My favorite product so far is the silicone liners for my soap molds. all of my soap- both CP and handcrafted glycerin come out absolutely perfect each and every time! Also, their fragrances are unbeat! Concentrated and strong, many last such a long time (hello, have you smelled my cherry jubilee?!)
    My reasoning for wanting to be selected for a fragrance tester this time would be because I love giving back. Because I have a policy of donating a bar to charity for each bar I sell, I would love to donate the bars I sell, as well as offer the bars as testers to get honest feedback from my friends, family and customers.
    But you tell me- why do YOU think I should be one of BB’s fragrance testers?

  8. Bella says:


    It would be so great if I got picked!

    And Im putting this on my instagram!

    ♥ Bella

  9. Kim Covell says:

    I would like to take this opportunity to share to my fan base my favorite company that I purchase products from. Brambleberry has terrific products and by far, has the best fragrances in the business. The scent holds up well in cold process soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and all the other products offered. Brambleberry is holding a contest for 8 contestants to sample new fragrances that will possibly be offered in the spring of 2015. I would be honored to be chosen as one of these testers. Pictures of products are on my page. Thank you for your continued great service.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to be part of your panel!

    Here is my Twitter page:


  12. Tianna says:

    I love to be on the S.O.A.P. Panel! A new and unknown scent in CP is always fun & interesting.

  13. Imagene Farmer (Betsy Gundersen) says:

    I so hope I get picked to be a panelist! I love BB products, esp the fragrances. I always have people begging for my CP soaps and lotions.

  14. Amanda D. says:

    I would love to be a part of the S.O.A.P Panel. It awesome because I love testing new FO, and I kinda need a new project right now and it would be great for you because my NYC mind will tell you EXACTLY how I feel about your potential fragrance(s). LOL


  15. Love, love, love the stuff I’ve purchased from your site. 3 of my all time top sellers owe their status to!

    My pin entry

    More of my soaps!

  16. Lois H says:

    I love the fragrance oils from Brambleberry!!! They behave nicely in soap and stick very well. I have yet to find one that didn’t meet up with expectations. My favorite so far is a close call between the Vanilla Bean and the Southern Peach. Having some new fragrances to try would be an honor and a ton of fun! I do try to keep things natural as possible, but I also know that your fragrances are excellent quality.

  17. Heather Coffel says:

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  18. Tammy Lindsey - SoapyStarfish says:

    Hi guys! I would LOVE to be picked to be part of the S.O.A.P panel!! I love love LOVE your fragrance oils and I wish I could try them all! I would really appreciate the opportunity to try out the new scents in both cold process as well as some melt & pour projects. I love to see how a new fragrance oil will react to the cold process soaping!

    If I had to choose my favorite Bramble Berry item (oh that is SO hard!!) I would have to say it is the Coconut Citrus Sorbet. It smells so good that when I used it in my body butter, it made me want to stick a straw in it and slurp! It smells just like a Pina Colada and my brain immediately is in a beach chair under a big umbrella with a icey cold Pina Colada in my hand.. ahhhh…. Love that scent!

    I love all things Bramble Berry as you can see in my blog.

    Love & Bubbles,


  19. Lisa Utsey says:

    Good morning/afternoon/evening,

    My name is Lisa and I am from Philadelphia, PA and I would love to be part of this wonderful S.O.A.P panel. Being creative is not only my passion but it is my life. I love trying and creating new items whether it’s a diaper cake, party favors, fragrances, whatever you name it. I would be a great asset to your panel because I would test the mystery fragrances not only just in soap, but in lotions, creams, body sprays and candles and give my opinion on how well the fragrances work for each body product. I hope to be one of the eight chosen for the panel because I love everything about Brambleberry. :)

  20. Erinne Lester says:

    So excited about this! I’ve left my comment on facebook as to why you should pick me. :)

  21. Jordan says:

    OOOOO!!!!! I wish I could… the timing isn’t quite right for me at this time but man this would be so fun!

    I start playing with this hobby once I move into my new place…. I have been holding back for 3 months to start making soap…. I am so ready to get on this adventure!

  22. AnnaRose says:


    Its hard to choose my favorite BB product, but I will go with all your silicone liners, I have one for every mold I own!
    my entry post!-

  23. Rae Alex says:

    I would love to be apart of this panel. I make cold process soaps, melt & pour (all my bases I get from BB–they are the best), fragrance oil (I get my fractionated coconut oil from bb and 3/4 of my fragrances from here also), and bath salts. Needless to say–this is my favorite place to shop for me right now….much to my husband’s chagrin (he wants me to go clothes shopping–boo). I wold really enjoy testing out each fragrance. Thanks!



  24. Jessica Dorman says:

    What an honor to even be considered to be a fragrance tester! I would love to be one of your S.O.A.P. testers. I homeschool so I have a partner in crime that would be helping me to sniff and create soaps to try these possible new fragrances. Like others, I have a hard time listing just one favorite Bramble Berry item… I love the homeschool unit study which we are using now (it actually makes him want to “do school”!). I love my vertical mold and my 9 bar birch wood mold (it is so beautiful!) Can you tell we joined the spring and summer soaping clubs? I guess you can add that to my favorites… A soaping club! That is such a fabulous idea and I hope it continues!

    I also posted to everyone on FB about this opportunity. If I can figure out Twitter, I will tweet about it too. That’s just how excited I am!

    Again, thank you for this opportunity!

  25. Rae Alex says:

    I would really like to be apart of the #soappanel2014. My favorite so far is tobacco bay leaf and burnt sugar. It is sweet and smokey. I add charcoal to the top and it’s done.

  26. Allison says:

    This is a great idea! I can’t wait to hear about the fragrances!
    Here’s the link:

  27. Amy Nelson says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bramble Berry products!!!! – I would LOVE to be on the SOAP panel – All my soap’s are made with fresh goat’s milk, hand milked from our very own dairy goats! As a goat milk cold process soaper I feel I would give diversity to the SOAP panel! Thank you Bramble Berry for all you provide for your customers!

  28. Loving Energy fragrance!

  29. Chris says:

    I would love to be on the panel! I make a variety of bath and body products–just getting into soaping–but it would be so much fun to try these new fragrances and see how my customers like them!

  30. Hi,

    I should be selected for the S.O.A.P because I have a keen sense for selecting excellent fragrances.

    I been a BB customer for over 3 years now and it is by far my favorite supplier. I am in WPB, FL and I choose you guys over local suppliers. It would be an honor to be in your SOAP team.

    My FaceBook Link is,I added a comment about your amazing Fragrances!

    My website page is

  31. It’s soooo hard to pick A product! I love my silicone molds, I love my lavender petals and jojoba beads, but because I am a fragrance hound then that’s what I will go with. The problem is that there are still soooo many favorites! Right now I will say my latest fav is Saffron and Honey…….oh my goodness!!! I used it in CP soap I call Pashmina…… is so warm and inviting with just the right exotic touch. Because Bramble Berry products and tutorials gave me the instruction and confidence that I needed to make soap and now start my own little boutique in September, I think it’s only fitting to be picked for the next SOAP panel. And i would be so honored!

  32. James Martin says:

    I would love to be on the panel
    my all time fave is bay rum

  33. I am so excited to enter to be a SOAP Panel Tester. I love the 9 Bar Birch Wood mold with Liner and Dividers! There are so many possibilities!

  34. MWade says:

    I love so many products I get from Bramble Berry. The TD that mixes so well in oil or water is a life saver. The 9 small balls silicone mold, the silicone liners, all the fragrances, but I would say my most favorite thing about your company is the people who work there. I know they are not a product but the are the reason I keep coming back to order. I had problem with an order and they fixed it right away. Great customer service. If I have to pick a product it would be Energy fragrance oil. One of my top selling scents.

    I think if I was on the SOAP Panel I could bring fresh eyes and nose to the process. It my sound funny but I think the scents speak to me. I design my soap around the scent first. I smell the scent first and second build a design for the scent. I think the scent tells me what it wants to look like in the soap. Sometimes it’s the same as what I had in mind and sometimes the soap throws me a twist.

    • Kelsey says:


      Thank you so much for saying that, it means a lot to us. :)

      Also, thanks for entering!

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  35. I would love to do this! Brambleberry is my favorite supplier! As I am in Washington too, I order most everything from Brambleberry!

  36. Katherine M. says:


    I would love to be chosen as one of the testers! Here is the link to my instagram account!


  37. Ericka Ivy says:

    I would LOVE to be a part of the S.O.A.P Panel. I would give it 210%. Thank you for allowing me to enter.

  38. Ericka Ivy says:

    I would LOVE to be a part of the S.O.A.P Panel. I would give it 210%. Thank you for allowing me to enter.

  39. Melissa Kenny says:

    i would love to be on the S.O.A.P panel. Love trying new fragrances and testing to see what i like. New favorite. Tobacco and Bay leaf FO— Melissa Kenny (@mkenny00) August 23, 2014

    Love several Bramble Berry FO’s!!! Favorites are Fresh Snow, Tobacco and Bay Leaf, and Island Coconut. Relaxing is my all time favorite!!!

  40. Melissa Kenny says:

    i would love to be on the S.O.A.P panel. Love trying new fragrances and testing to see what i like. New favorite. Tobacco and Bay leaf FO— Melissa Kenny (@mkenny00) August 23, 2014

    Love several Bramble Berry FO’s!!! Favorites are Fresh Snow, Tobacco and Bay Leaf, and Island Coconut. Relaxing is my all time favorite!!!

  41. Angela says:

    I love all of your products but right now my favorite product is you Lotion Bar kit. I love your fragrances too! It would be such a treat to be part of your Soap Panel.

  42. Dawn Koch says:

    Your cocoa butter is if the highest quality and smells amazing. I use it in every product I make.

  43. Becky Doney says:

    I am so excited about this! I tweeted this. and I will instagram it as well.

  44. Tamara Shurling says:

    And on my Pinterest as well, I love Bramble Berry’s products and only use them! I would love the chance to be able to test fragrances and provide feedback for them!

  45. HHNaturals says:

    I love this! Can’t wait to see if I get picked. I love BB Micas and essential oils!

    Facebooked and pinned!

  46. Kelly says:

    I would love to be chosen. I love trying new fragrances, so discovering brand new ones would be awesome.

  47. Nancy Garrison says:

    Please pick me :) This is my favorite mold:

    Thank you!

  48. Can Canadian Apply?


    I sure hope so I would LOVE to test out some new fragrances!

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Stephanie!

      We can’t accept international entries because these fragrances won’t ship internationally. Sorry about that!

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  49. Here’s my blog entry- I’ll be tweeting it too.

    Good luck & good creating everybody!

    & good luck me… ☺️

  50. Jennifer says:

    So excited to hear about a new panel! Here is the link to my facebook page.

  51. Patricia Kamper says:

    For your consideration:

    Bramble Berry is my favorite and first source for specialty soap supplies! I love sharing the joys of soapmaking on facebook with my friends. I know when I buy fragrances or oils from you guys, I can trust it’s a quality product! I would be honored and excited to be part of the team that assists in bringing that quality to market!

  52. I thought I had submitted already but it’s not showing up…my apologies if I’m repeating myself !

    I forgot to mention, I am in Canada (right on the border across from Blaine, WA) but I get all my BB orders sent to a mailbox in Blaine – so no shipping concerns here!

    Many thanks,
    Kathleen Taschuk

  53. Julie Nickle says:

    Does a mound of brambleberry product count as my one choice?
    If I have to choose a single one, it’s the Karma Essential Oil blend.
    Love love love this.

  54. Penny says:

    When will the panel announcement be?

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