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Old 12-06-2016, 02:54 PM   #11
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I like Camden Grey. They are in Florida so shipping in the Southeast is pretty reasonable.

Also try Save on Scents. They have a lot of unusual FOs.


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Old 12-06-2016, 03:12 PM   #12
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I like Camden Grey. They are in Florida so shipping in the Southeast is pretty reasonable.

Also try Save on Scents. They have a lot of unusual FOs.
I'll have to check out that Camden grey, I've never heard of them til this posting, are they EO only or also FO? And I'll definitely check out that other one you mentioned, thanks

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I'd go with lemongrass EO too. It is strong and does stick well. I have also had good luck with cedar, and you could add a few drops of cinnamon leaf or clove to make it spiced. I'd look at one of the suppliers you normally use for fragrance supplies. I've been happy with Bramble Berry EO, although I haven't ordered many from them. I ordered most of the ones I have from Camden Grey.
That's a good idea, only thing is what is the best way to figure out the best mixture, with like cedarwood EO and add cinnamon, like a 2:1 ratio type of way or just use my nose and add drops til I get the scent I like?



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Camden grey does have FOs, but there aren't a lot of reviews of them here. Mostly I go to them for exotic oils and for essential oils.

Blending - I got a bunch of baby food jars. Put a strip of papertowel or coffee filter in each one, add the ratio of the EO you want, label the jar, and let it sit for a few days. For example, if you want to try a lavender mint blend, you might try 1 drop of lavender to 1 drop of mint, and then in a 2nd jar try 2 lav, 1 mint, etc.

BTW, with EOs, be sure to check safe usage rates!
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #14
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Camden grey does have FOs, but there aren't a lot of reviews of them here. Mostly I go to them for exotic oils and for essential oils.

Blending - I got a bunch of baby food jars. Put a strip of papertowel or coffee filter in each one, add the ratio of the EO you want, label the jar, and let it sit for a few days. For example, if you want to try a lavender mint blend, you might try 1 drop of lavender to 1 drop of mint, and then in a 2nd jar try 2 lav, 1 mint, etc.

BTW, with EOs, be sure to check safe usage rates!
Thank you for that idea, I never would have thought to try that, thanks

I'm looking at Camden Grey right now for cedarwood, and there are 2 different types, which one is the best one, I don't really understand why EO have to have more then 1 type one 1st distilled another 2nd distilled etc, then this cedarwood has 2, 1st one is atlas the other Virginia, what's the difference btwn the 2 that they have to be called different names? Which one is the the one that just smells like cedarwood, out of the 2?
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Old 12-09-2016, 05:23 PM   #15
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I don't have those specific FOs. Try reading the reviews. Camden Grey reviewers tend to leave very detailed ones! The Atlas is about twice as expensive as the Virginia. I would get some of each and make a small test batch. I might save the Atlas for leave-on applications - IMO a lot of the subtle notes that make one EO nicer than it's cheaper counterpart are lost in the lye process. For example, I use Lavender 40/42 for soap but I am really loving CG's Maillette Lavender in my lip balm and lotion. The Mailette is $9 / oz vs $3.50 / oz for the 40/42.
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I have Virginia Cedarwood from Camden Grey. It smells like a piece of fresh cut wood, or the inside of a cedar chest, at least to me. I've never tried Atlas Cedarwood, so I don't know how the two compare.
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I love Lemongrass but kick it up with Litsea, which is an EO I cannot do without. Lemongrass I can live without but no Litsea (May Chang). Mine come from NDA or Liberty Naturals
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I love Lemongrass but kick it up with Litsea, which is an EO I cannot do without. Lemongrass I can live without but no Litsea (May Chang). Mine come from NDA or Liberty Naturals

I agree! My citrus essential oils stick around much longer using May Chang.
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I get mine from WSP or Indigo Fragrance. I will also check out New Directions. I have heard allot about them but when trying a new place I hate large minimum orders. Then again, I could go nuts at a place like this. Choices. Choices.


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