Searching for S.O.A.P. Panel members

Let’s ring in the New Year with a brand new S.O.A.P. panel team. Don’t know what S.O.A.P. is? Check out this mash up post to learn more about it and check out our spring 2013 team here. We are looking for the newest fragrances to add the Bramble Berry lineup and we want your help again! For the next week, we are on the lookout for eight soapy fans to help us pick which fragrances to add for our Spring 2014 fragrance oil line.

The S.O.A.P Panel is one way Bramble Berry decides to bring on new fragrance oils. Throughout the year, hundreds — if not thousands — of fragrance oils specifically designed for Bramble Berry roll through the office, and the S.O.A.P. Panel is the final test for some of them. They’ve already gone through our own internal inspection process (including initial CP tests), and we’d love for you to give them a sniff and test them in any bath and body product. Cold process soap, melt and pour, lotions, butters — whatever you can think of (well, aside from lip balms. None of the fragrances are lip safe)! For this panel, participants will receive eight 1 oz. fragrance samples to test.

The catch? All the fragrances are mystery fragrances; they won’t have names to influence judgement because we want honest opinions. You’ll fill out a survey to tell us about your top choices, and this is important because your notes will determine the fragrance people in our soaping community will use!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Tweet, Facebook, Pin, Instagram or blog about your favorite Bramble Berry product (including the links) and why you should be selected for the Winter 2014 S.O.A.P. team.
  • Be sure to link to your social media outlet update in the comments below so that we can read about it.
  • The last day to enter will be January 15. You can still post about your favorite BB product, but you won’t be considered for the panel!
  • Team members will be announced on Friday, January 17 and the samples will be sent out by January 24.
  • Completed surveys need to be returned by March 14.

Note: You’ll have about about 7 weeks to test the fragrances. Please keep these dates in mind before you enter. We are looking for an accountable and enthusiastic panel, so be sure that this works out with your schedule! Because these fragrances can’t ship internationally, we are not able accept international entries.

Some previous SOAP Panel posts are here, here and here. This post is a fantastic example of what previous S.O.A.P. panel members have done for testing, blogging and tweeting.

Ready, Set … Apply! =)

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182 Comments

  1. says

    I order all my supplies from Brambleberry! They are great about shipping.
    And if there is ever a problem they are always there to answer all my questions.
    Although I have never had a problem but did have a question on scents one time.
    I love the scents I always have a hard time picking what I want for my soaps and lotions.
    I really live getting the samples. Makes it easier to pick scents.

  2. Holly Caldwell says

    I just completed a lip balm, using your recipe on Soap Queen blog, http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lip-products/mother-days-lip-balm-passionfruit-rose-2/ And used a bunch of Bramble Berry lip fragrances (including the passion fruit rose one, which is amazing!!) http://www.brambleberry.com/Passionfruit-Rose-Fragrance-And-Flavor-Oil-P3336.aspx Not only is the balm awesome, I was very happy with the fragrance!
    I should be picked to join the S.O.A.P panel, because I absolutely love using all of Bramble Berry’s awesome supplies!! I would love to try out some of the mystery fragrances and gather feed back on them!! Pick me and you won’t be disappointed!!

    https://www.facebook.com/holly.caldwel

    • says

      Hi Holly,
      I adore homemade lip balm, so glad you got a chance to make some too!

      Passion fruit is my favorite fruit, so I of course, agree with you on the scent! It’s amazing.

      Thank you for the nice words and support!

      -Brittany with Bramble Berry

  3. Audra Weisenberger says

    I would love to be on the soap panel! We are just finishing up our fall session of the Soaping Club and I have had such a fantastic time. There has been so much creativity and loads of collaboration among the participants. The soap panel would be a great follow up.

  4. says

    Brambleberry is my number one source for everything and I will tell you why. No other supply house for soap fragrances has such detailed descriptions along with reviews on how they behave! It is so nice to know if something will accelerate or give me time to play… and the fragrance calculator is invaluable!

    I would love to be on the panel this spring! FEED MY ADDICTION! <3

    https://www.facebook.com/BonnieBraeNY
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueMoonHistorical

    Cheers!

    Barbi De Angelis
    Bonnie Brae Soaps

  5. Rae says

    I posted about your Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil, which is one of my favorite Bramble Berry products; it is the best cranberry scent out there! I used it for Christmas gifts, and they turned out great. Here is the link to my post:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202239839490626446/

    I hope to be selected for Bramble Berry’s S.O.A.P. panel because I love trying/experimenting with new products, and I always share cool products with others and tell everyone about them. Also, I would be 100% committed and dependable. I would really love to have the honor of being part of the panel. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. says

    I love this place…You have such a large selection of fragances and Ess. oil! Friendly people in customer service..always prompt… I enjoy learning about the benefits of ess. oils and use them often …But Have recently found my way to the frangrances and am ahaving so much fun with them…I love them solo or mixed with others…It would be a pleasure to be part of the panel…with 8 kids you can be sure each one will want to sniff every bottle!! I make soaps lotions and balms, what fun we would have…Thank you for your consideration!

    here is my FB link!
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/737006209646600/

  7. says

    I love this place…You have such a large selection of fragances and Ess. oil! Friendly people in customer service..always prompt… I enjoy learning about the benefits of ess. oils and use them often …But Have recently found my way to the frangrances and am ahaving so much fun with them…I love them solo or mixed with others…It would be a pleasure to be part of the panel…with 8 kids you can be sure each one will want to sniff every bottle!! I make soaps lotions and balms, what fun we would have…Thank you for your consideration!

    here is my FB link!
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/737006209646600/

  8. says

    I’ve been dying to be chosen to be a member of the S.O.A.P Panel since I heard of it last year. I think I have a rather decent nose for fragrance and would love to try my hand and guessing what the fragrance is (and probably failing miserably, yet humorously!). I’d love to test in CP soap, lotion, bath truffles, and maybe even a few wax melts?! My entry is posted on my Facebook page. Thanks for the consideration and the opportunity!! <3 <3

    http://www.facebook.com/SmelliciousSoaps

  9. says

    Dear BB team, my journey of learning to make soap started with Brambleberry and I still often come back to see what is new in the bath and body world. I use many of your fragrances in my line in condfidence knowing that they will last and stay true. One of my faves in the Kumquat and Mango combo.

    my website:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/soapstarsoaps

    my floap using Kumquat and Mango
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=676870802347435&set=pb.409979515703233.-2207520000.1389271142.&type=3&theater

    I would love the opportunity to help select some new and totally awesome FO’s.

    Thanks, Sabine (Soap Star)

  10. Nichole Clinton says

    I’m a huge fan. I got introduced to spap making from the Soap Queen videos and have been making bath fizzies,soap jellies, sugar/salt scrubs and I think you guys have the BEST products at affordable prices. If you were to pick me as a S.O.A.P PANELIST I would be over the moon. Love trying out new products, reviewing them and sharing with family and friends. This would be a great birthday gift, cause I’m writing a DIY PROJECT BOOK and this would be a addition to share with diy’ers like myself. And bring you new customers who will benefit from your services.
    I love your sample pack melt and pour. Checkout my post on my fb page. http://www.facebook.com/NClinton09

  11. says

    Just pinned my favorite Bramble Berry item – the 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold onto my board “Soap Making”. Here’s the link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/43065740160875934/

    I would love to be one of the team members – I make a variety of products, and work in an office filled with ladies who love being my guinea pigs and are never shy about giving me great feedback, lol. Plus if they’ll let me, I’ll film their responses to the test scents to put onto my youtube channel too!

    Thanks!
    Elaine

  12. says

    I’m in the process of starting my own small business centered around small batch shampoo, soap, and lotion bars. Participating in this contest would be a win-win situation for my business and for Bramble Berry– I would be able to provide my customers with new scent options and help my business grow while providing Bramble Berry with useful feedback at the same time. Please choose me!

    (in case the link above doesn’t work)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/99501472991317653/

  13. says

    Hi! I love Bramble Berry fragrances and all the powdered colorants! I would love to be a part of the panel! I have been soaping for about 10 years now. I have a shop on Etsy for the past 2 years. I think this is a great opportunity to become more a part of our soaping community.
    Please choose me :)
    Thanks so much!

    Here is a link to my fb post
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Revenge-Soapery/127650704011206

    I could not get the link copied here from my instagram :(

  14. says

    Hi! I love Bramble Berry fragrances and all the neon colorants! I would love to be a part of the panel! I have been soaping for about 10 years now. I have a shop on Etsy for the past 2 years. I think this is a great opportunity to become more a part of our soaping community.
    Please choose me :)
    Thanks so much!

    Here is a link to my fb post
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Revenge-Soapery/127650704011206

    I could not get the link copied here from my instagram :(

  15. Alicia says

    I really enjoy Bramble Berry and your products. I’ll be getting a new fragrance in today actually, Almond Biscotti, which I’m excited to try :) I’ll also be trying out the Lots of Lather Quick Mix. I plan on making a small batch to test out the fragrance and possibly use the vanilla content to my advantage in the design department.

    You know if it wasn’t for Bramble Berry and Soap Queen Tv I wouldn’t even know soap making was possible…beyond Grandma’s Lye Soap.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alicia-Reardons-Soaps-n-More/199050466947570

  16. AshMac says

    Well, heeeeey! I see I’m the only one who signed up for this gig, so it looks like I’m a shoe-in! ;-)
    I don’t envy the decision-making process! But please don’t make up any silly rules like automatically excluding applicants who childishly enter saying, “Pick me! Pick me!”
    Here’s another to add to the pot (Pick me! Pick me!):
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1429834940586443&id=207516999429396&notif_t=like

  17. says

    I recently received a sample of “Cucumber Melon Fragrance Oil” with my Bramble Berry order, and I’m in love. It behaved perfectly in my cold process soap. I experienced no discoloration, ricing, or acceleration. After using this fragrance oil, I decided to try to join the Winter 2014 S.O.A.P. team for the chance to try other great fragrances.

    As a new soaper I think I would be an awesome asset to the Winter 2014 S.O.A.P. team. I’ve only used a handful of fragrance oils, so I’m unbiased, and I can give an honest opinion.

    http://www.brambleberry.com/Cucumber-Melon-Fragrance-Oil-P3857.aspx

    Shared my favorite product here:
    https://twitter.com/ThreesiaGoff/status/421887179627835393
    https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry#

  18. says

    I would absolutely ADORE being one of the fortunate few that have the great honour of being on this year’s S.O.A.P Panel!!! You are my utmost favourite supplier and every.single.item.I’ve.purchased.and.used. from.Bramble Berry. has. been. of. STELLAR.QUALITY!!! Your butters far surpass the quality of other ones, fragrances (that now encompass their own refrigerator!!!), oils, molds,everything! I love you all and thank you so much for all you do for us! I would be in olfactory heaven if you choose me * sigh & dreams of Kumquat*

    Tammi MacClellan Heupel

    Here is my link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/64246732158337258/

  19. says

    Ok, I know, I’m an international customer, yeah! From Canada! But, I would SSSOOOOO love to be part of the S.O.A.P panel this year!

    I have a youtube channel, mostly on soapmaking with over 5000 subscribers http://www.youtube.com/user/AudreeSoluna and many people like my facebook page as well. I’m working on my wordpress soap blog and I think I would be a GREAT pick for your panel! I have been a product tester for another soapmaking supplies company and I posted a couples youtube videos on my FO testing experiments! I think people liked them…

    Anyways, if you consider choosing me, I’ll be glad to pay for shipping, if that’s the problem! :-)

    gotta Love the Soap Queen! xoxox

  20. says

    Hello and thanks for considering me to be part of the S.O.A.P panel for 2014!

    I’ve been combining my love of soapmaking with my former one of digital scrapbooking design, trying to integrate my sense of color and design with my sense of scent in soapmaking. I think that I have a unique perspective from a graphic designer’s view of color and how it relates to our sense of smell.

    I’ve created two digital scrapbooking freebie items that are available for free download at my store. I made a 3rd, a set of Photoshop patterns, but my website isn’t allowing uploads today for some reason, so I can’t upload it yet. It’ll be up in the next day or two. I’m planning to do these once a month or so.

    Cranberry Fig blog post and digital scrapbooking freebie: http://maitribathbody.com/wp/?p=1149

    Cranberry Fig Pinterest inspiration board: http://www.pinterest.com/maitribb/brambleberry-cranberry-fig-fragrance-oil-~-inspira/

    Pineapple Cilantro blog post and digital scrapbooking freebie: http://maitribathbody.com/wp/?p=1161

    Pineapple Cilantro Pinterest inspiration board: http://www.pinterest.com/maitribb/brambleberry-pineapple-cilantro-fragrance-oil/

    Ancient Sedona blog post and digital scrapbooking freebie: Coming soon!

    Ancient Sedona Pinterest inspiration board: http://www.pinterest.com/maitribb/brambleberry-ancient-sedona-fragrance-oil/

  21. says

    Hello and thanks for considering me to be part of the S.O.A.P panel for 2014!

    I’ve been combining my love of soapmaking with my former one of digital scrapbooking design, trying to integrate my sense of color and design with my sense of scent in soapmaking. I think that I have a unique perspective from a graphic designer’s view of color and how it relates to our sense of smell.

    I’ve created two digital scrapbooking freebie items that are available for free download at my store. I made a 3rd, a set of Photoshop patterns, but my website isn’t allowing uploads today for some reason, so I can’t upload it yet. It’ll be up in the next day or two. I’m planning to do these once a month or so.

    Cranberry Fig blog post and digital scrapbooking freebie: http://maitribathbody.com/wp/?p=1149

    Cranberry Fig Pinterest inspiration board: http://www.pinterest.com/maitribb/brambleberry-cranberry-fig-fragrance-oil-~-inspira/

    Pineapple Cilantro blog post and digital scrapbooking freebie: http://maitribathbody.com/wp/?p=1161

    Pineapple Cilantro Pinterest inspiration board: http://www.pinterest.com/maitribb/brambleberry-pineapple-cilantro-fragrance-oil/

    Ancient Sedona blog post and digital scrapbooking freebie: Coming soon!

    Ancient Sedona Pinterest inspiration board: http://www.pinterest.com/maitribb/brambleberry-ancient-sedona-fragrance-oil/

  22. Carly @ Cinnamon Ridge Fragrance says

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cinnamon-Ridge-Fragrance-Co/161853593905048

    I’ve already entered the contest, but wanted to throw in my second FB post as well, just because the SOAP panel has been on my mind so much as I make new batches of soap. I love the FO’s and EO’s you guys sell (ha! I almost wrote smell there!), and one of my favorite things to do is pull out my huge box of FO and EO and just open them all up to smell and work on fragrance combos!

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  1. […] It’s that time of year at Brambleberry.com! Anne Marie, CEO of Brambleberry.com and SoapQueen.com and SoapQueen TV, is looking for a few lucky people to test her Spring 2014 line of fragrance oils before they go up for sale! It’s like a mini sneak peek! Of course all the samples are unknown prior and I don’t believe they name the samples before sending them… How exciting! Link to blog post on the panel:  http://www.soapqueen.com/bramble-berry-news/searching-s-o-p-panel/ […]

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