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  1. SpaceCorgi94

    Any real way of finding/figuring out fragrance oil weight online?

    So I'm new to soapmaking, starting to look into incorporating scents into my soap. Golden rule up to this point of course being, measure by weight, not volume. However, every website seems to exclusively sell their product in mls, not g(rams). Some I've even found have links to recipe...
  2. MarnieSoapien

    Oh honey

    I'm looking for some ideas and inspiration. I have a Wildflower and Honey FO that I don't love and I thought I might like it more if I blended it with another scent. Out of the bottle it reminds me of play-dough but after the cure it develops into more of a honey scent. The obvious choice is...
  3. C

    My go to fragrance oil companies

    Hey! I’ve been making soap for about 2 years and my 2 favorite fragrance oil companies are he has some great oils at reasonable prices and does deals when you buy multiples. The site is a little outdated but manageable. He’s based out of Pennsylvania and living in NYS I get my...
  4. E

    Blending fragrance oils (FO)

    Is there an advantage to blending FOs to order instead of mixing a large blend ahead of time? I have a complicated FO blend that I mix together right before making a batch of candles. I’d love to mix all of the oils ahead of time in one big batch and then have the blend ready to go so that I...
  5. SuperPeanutify

    I cannot for the life of me find the answer!

    This may be a stupid question but I just want to make sure I get things right. So with adding fragrance for example it is advised to put 5% PPO. However my thinking is let’s say my total oil is 500g. Do you add 5% which is 25g on top of 500g making it 525g total or is the fragrance oil part of...
  6. AliciaE

    EO vs FO: Thoughts???

    Hey y’all! I just recently started soaping and I have been making A LOT lately while trying to get the lay of the land. My recipes in the soapcalc are calling for around 1-1.5 oz of fragrance give or take. That seems like a lot to me... I would really like to use essential oil to keep my soap...
  7. cmzaha

    Destash Etiquette

    I think it should be added somewhere when a disclosure is posted for a sale that the items be listed and everyone has a chance to see what is being sold. When a sale is handled only by pm's is causes hard feelings and one wonders if they really had a shot at purchasing the item/items. If the...
  8. cmzaha

    OMG... WSP Customer Service

    My long opinion of WSP is changing big time. As many may know I complained about the Sea Salt and Driftwood, well I left a comment that it did not hold at all. They are replacing my bottle. Now the is Customer Service :D I only ask no one abuse this, and I am sure you will all get my drift here...
  9. B

    Natural flavor in soap

    To scent my cold process soaps I only am using essential oils, and not fragrance oils because I just don’t want to use fragrance oils. Has anyone tried using natural flavors? Essential oils are just expensive, don’t always work out, and are limited. The flavors I’m looking at ingredients are...
  10. MGM

    Pick my fragrance, please!

    I've got two batches of M&P embeds: one patchouli and one neroli. I'd like to make a CP soap to put them in, in a bar mould. Only one fragrance will go in each bar, but I'd like to make one CP recipe with a fragrance that complements both patchouli and neroli separately. What should I use?? I...
  11. M

    Essence - fragrance WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ??

    hi everyone! i'm confused about the difference between essentiel oils - essences - fragrances? i found in a small shop an ESSENCE of orange blossom but i'm really confused if it is like an EO or a FO.? i'm developing my lip balm recipe and when i use EO on it the scent disapear in 3-7 days so i...
  12. M

    chamomile EO !

    hi everyone ! i made my list of ingredients for my first recipe with (50%OO, 28%CO ,12% Shea butter and 10% Castor oil ) i want to add some chamomile EO on it , but i'm little bitte confused . i read that EOs lost their scent after a couple of weeks or days , so i have some questions ? is it...
  13. D

    Fragrancing aftershave

    I made a fantastic shave soap and I'm wanting to make a matching aftershave. I have the base recipe worked out, but the fragrance is hanging me up. I'm not sure if I'm restricted to EO's. If so, I might be outta luck. I guess my question is can I use FO in alcohol based aftershave without risk...
  14. GVKW

    Are there any dupes for Neutrogena Body Oil's scent?

    It's my boyfriend's absolute favorite and I have no idea how to recreate it for CP...
  15. D

    scenting a shave soap

    I have made multiple 3lb batches of modified CP shave soap using approximately 1oz of FO, but the scents don't POP like other soaps. Any suggestions on making scents more pronounced?
  16. Ronda Stika

    WSP sale of Fragrances

    In the new flyer there are a ton of fragrances on sale. Can anyone recommend their favorites? I would like to stock up and I have not used WSP before.
  17. KimT2au

    ooohhhh, the aroma is changing.

    I went into my sewing room today and instead of the overpowering smell of lavender (well I thought it was overpowering but I do have a very sensitive nose) I am starting to smell the coconut from the coconut oil I used. Don't worry, I won't be giving you a daily update on the curing of my first...
  18. cmzaha

    Gemlite Soap & Candle Supply

    What nice people to work with. I placed an online order last night and forgot to add in the sample size of Oakmoss. I called them this morning to see if they could possibly add it to my order so I would not have to pay additional shipping. There was absolutely no problem. I am real curious about...
  19. N

    Tonka bean/oil

    Has anybody used Tonka beans as a fragrance! I love the smell from lush in there twilight range! But Iv looked at buying the oil in the UK and can't find it or its too expensive! I'm wondering if I can use the beans to make a fragrance would it work?
  20. A

    scentworks Fragrance oils FO scent works

    After a long hiatus from soaping I have discovered. The scent works is no longer open for business. Thank God I have 2 pounds of Tonic! I am devastated!! More than my line carried SW FO. I did find out from the owners Facebook that her business and FO line are for sale. Somebody buy it already...