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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    Giving it a unique name and saying compare to sounds like a good way to help customers find what they like, like you said. I just wonder if it would cause any issues when selling online. I think that Amazon has rules against that. I suppose I could try a few different ways to find out what...
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    Oh nice! I like those ideas. Do you also put the fragrance notes on the package to give people and idea of its scent?
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    I hear you. O think it’s probably best to play it safe too. Do you find that people typically recognize the scents and if they do, do you say that it is similar?
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    So...I am ready to begin selling my soaps. One of my biggest challenges so far is what to name my soaps. I am a fan of "type" or "compare to" fragrances for my soaps. What I want to know is, how do most of you handle this? Do you put on your label "Compare to < fragrance> from <brand>" and name...
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    Post your Gripe

    I think there are many great MPers, I love the look of some creative MP soaps. But that is the extent of its usefulness to me. It just doesn’t make my skin feel good like CP soap. That seems to be the feedback I get when I make MP. Like Lin said, it does sometimes feel like rubber. I bought...
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    Post your Gripe

    IMO, MP does not stand up to CP. People will eventually notice the difference and understand how much better CP is for the skin. According to feedback from friends and family, they love my soap because it feels so much better on the skin.
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    Crumbly brittle salt bar

    I made salt bars a couple weeks ago for the first time using individual molds and they came out awesome. I really think that the grain of the salt has a lot to do with whether the bar is crumbly or not. I ordered fine grain Himalayan pink salt and they accidentally sent me extra fine instead. I...
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    You're right, I sometimes take months even a full year before I use an FO that I purchase. I typically purchase several at a time to avoid paying higher shipping fees. I guess much of it is a gamble. One FO in particular that behaved badly was Mid Summers Night from WSP. Several reviews said it...
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    That’s a good idea, I would buy that too! What is Nurture?
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    I will have to check out BC. I’ve been thinking of giving NG another try. They had a sandalwood FO that was really nice. I don’t get that high percentage thing either. Maybe it’s saying you CAN use it up to that max which may not necessarily be suggested but would technically be ‘safe’.
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    You’re right, I’ve noticed that as well, every FO seems to have awesome reviews even the reviewer says it behaved badly. No matter how much I like a scent, it gets no more than 3 stars if it acts up in my recipe. They still offer 5% off your next purchase of the FO you leave a review for...
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    I like your method - sounds very helpful! I love dupe type scents and while I do love EOs, they are just too expensive! I like BB and have never ordered anything from MMS. My go to for FOs right now (I've been making soap since 2017) is WSP. I tried Natures Garden in the past and thought their...
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    Thats a good point. Which is part of the reason that companies dont accept FO returns. I usually stay away from scents with reviews that say they accelerate rice or seize, but this time I went for it and it did exactly what the reviews said they would.
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    Thanks Artemis. I have been utilizing that spreadsheet and have even contributed a few myself. There, I also found the answer to my own question, actually lol. There is a supplier called Save on Scents (SOS) saveonscents.com and they have a Sniffie program where you can order 5 vials for $4.99...
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    Fragrance Oil Supplier - Try Before you Buy?

    It might sound crazy...but I am tired of going out on a whim and ordering scents based off of the website description. I would gladly pay for a service that sends me different FOs to try without the commitment of buying. Anyone know of such a thing? Im also tired of buying FOs that perform...
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    Fragrance Oil Sale

    Took advantage of that sale! Its off now, but WSP is where I buy most of my FOs.
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    Titanium Dioxide Spots...Ugh

    You sound like my husband lol. He measures everything and cringes when I loosely follow a food recipe. Measuring is important, especially in baking and in soap making. But anything in soap making that I can get away with not measuring...Im not measuring it.
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    Titanium Dioxide Spots...Ugh

    Measuring could be my issue. I just eye it and mix it in. I’ll have to pay better attention next time. Thanks for the tip!
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    Titanium Dioxide Spots...Ugh

    Thats a great idea! I’m going to try that. I have it premixed in a 15 oz bottle as I use it quite frequently.
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