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Old 11-16-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Can you all help me out with masculine blends? I'm using eos only. Recipes or percentages would be helpful! After browsing through old threads I did one that I saw recommended numerous times which was a combo of :
Woodsy like fir, cedar, etc
citrus
mint
sandalwood, patchouli etc

So I used equal parts of ones I already had: orange, cedarwood, patchouli, and Spearmint. It smells great! But it smells like orange and Spearmint and not at all 'rugged '. In fact u don't smell the cedarwood at all.
Would this blend be good but just use more like
40% cedar
40% patchouli
10% spesrmint
10% orange

Or would different citrus and mints be better?
I loved how these smelled together before they were in the soap! Too bad they don't stay that way!
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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One of my personal favorites is rosemary and mint.

Also really like sage and pine needle.


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Sweet orange and cedarwood.
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What percentages are y'all using? I'm finding mint and citrus (orange) can take over.
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bergamot, fir needle, and patchouli.

Start with a 1:1:1 ratio and adjust as you like. I love bergamot and go heavier on that. Sometimes, if I want it a little sweeter, I'll add a small touch of sweet orange. Just go easy on the orange as that takes over quickly.
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I only use a dab of mint in most EO blends -- I want it to add a bright freshness without screaming MINT. My favorite blend for shave soap is lavender 64%, rosemary 30%, and mint 6%.
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IMO, orange doesn't tend to stick around as strongly as mint. So I tend to want my blends to be a bit orangier than I want the final product to be. I did one with 3 parts lavender 2 parts sweet orange and 1 part mint that I really liked.
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The guys in my family have liked spearmint & patchouli and cedarwood & cinnamon (I believe I used cinnamon leaf).
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The guys in my family have liked spearmint & patchouli and cedarwood & cinnamon (I believe I used cinnamon leaf).
How much of each?
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How much of each?
For spearmint & patchouli, I did maybe 60% spearmint, 40% patchouli...but I think it depends on if they like patchouli. If not, up the spearmint.
For cedarwood & cinnamon, about 80% cedarwood, 20% cinnamon.
You can also check eocalc.com for ideas. There is also a calculator that will help you determine how much EO to use, depending on your product.


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