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Old 12-29-2016, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Fresh scents?

I'm really into fresh scents lately, I have few FOs with the mixture of different notes, but nothing basic like lemongrass etc.
I haven't had much luck with EOs in CP. I've only used few though. I was looking into trying peppermint, lemongrass and eucalyptus EOs?
How are your experiences with these EOs? Do they last in CP?
Any FO replicas you can recommend? I can only purchase BB and NG scents here in Australia

Thanks all in advance.


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Old 12-29-2016, 10:58 PM   #2
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I have used the Peppermint EO 2nd distillation from BB several times in CP, it stays nicely and really smells wonderful. It's a little more expensive than the same thing from Mad Oils, if I ever order from MO, I will try theirs, if you do please report and let me know how it worked for you. I have not tried lemongrass or eucalyptus.


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Try mixing 1 part peppermint EO with 2 parts coconut FO. I think that makes a very fresh, winter-type blend. Two parts spearmint to one part rosemary is also a good blend.
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In my experience all the EOs you listed (lemongrass, peppermint & eucalyptus) stick pretty well in CP. Spearmint & Eucalyptus is a really nice combo. One of my soaping buddies recently gifted me a bar that used spearmint & patchouli . . . not a combo I would have put together but turns out I love it.
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My very basic go-to is 50:50 lavender / rosemary - which I think is pretty gender neutral, and pretty fresh.
Rosemary Mint ~ 66:33 is even more fresh
I like to make minty forest for my salt soaps - it's something like 14% Fir, 9% rosemary, 27% eucalyptus, 18% peppermint and 32% spearmint, I find it wonderfully refreshing in the shower.
I recently tried a mix of Lavender 18%, Eucalyptus 18%, grapefruit 18%, rosemary 13% and peppermint 4% in an avocado & french green clay soap that stuck well and is also quite nice.
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Thank you all for suggestions and mixing combos!
I will be ordering some today.

It's been really hot here for the past few days, I wish I had a go at these EOs earlier. They would make showers even more refreshing in this hot weather.
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Lemongrass, wintergreen, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, nutmeg, cinnamon bark, clove bud all last beautifully in CP. I am sure I am forgetting others, so I will edit this tomorrow morning.
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You can't go wrong with peppermint/spearmint, eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary. You can get some very classic, classy, clean blends among them.

I rarely use my lemongrass, because I choose true citruses over it every time, even though I know they're tricky to stick. Maybe I've over-applied the lemongrass; it might be a case of a little dab will do ya.
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Aussie classic blend of lemon myrtle. tea tree, and eucalyptus EO is a great seller for me. Lem myrtle is expensive but the other two are cheap for us so it evens out
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A combo of lavender and lemon verbena is very nice, and has been a popular one among my customers. Like patchouli, lavender is a good blender with many scents.


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