Behind the Blends


Behind The Blends: Lemongrass And Cedarwood | The Handmade Soap Company US

As the sweet oriental fragrance of Lemongrass & Cedarwood calms the mind, feel yourself sidestepping into a more peaceful, slow lane. Breathe in and relax as the day’s stresses simply melt away.


Donagh and his family moved to Australia during his school years. Around this time many Asian influences were making their way across the Indian Ocean, particularly when it came to food and fresh ingredients, and as a result Donagh became acutely aware of oriental fragrances. His deep love of lemongrass stems from his time there. The complex sweet and spicy scent balances perfectly with the raw, earthy tones of its cedarwood counterpart.

Top Notes: Citrus, Pineapple, Lemongrass

Middle Notes: Floral, Lavender, Eucalyptus

Base Notes: Woody, Patchouli, Vanilla


The beautiful illustration behind this blend represents that first glimpse of a Thai sunset as seen from the jungle – with a twist of Irish romanticism.

The artwork behind the range (and all of our ranges) was designed by the super talented Paula McGloin. Paula used the happiest shade of yellow she could find to represent the citrus element in the fragrance, before layering with tropical plants synonymous with The Orient.


If you haven’t already guessed, the Lemongrass & Cedarwood is an all-time favorite fragrance. It has the widest range of products and includes our only hair care products (for now). And the bestsellers within the range are…

We even created a travel size gift set of the Lemongrass & Cedarwood range, so you can take the fragrance with you wherever you go.

Shop the entire Lemongrass & Cedarwood range here.

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