cedarwood

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  1. Mar 2, 2019 #21

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    Marilyn, I just got my 1st bottle of spearmint (always keep peppermint in my cabinet). I LOVE it. Like bergamot, it goes with just about everything.
     
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    well I think the trick is going to be using it sparingly--it smells good with orange, bergamot/honey and just bergamot/honey (which I think I liked better) I also tried it with some anise and it gave it a different depth, not bad... :) that sample bottle will get used but it will last me awhile. I am going to let them sit for a bit to see if they change
     
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    Like peppermint, you have to use it sparingly or you may get a “Binaca Blast” in the, er, “southern hemisphere.”
     
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    I love cedarwood and spearmint with just a touch of lemongrass to file off the rough edge.
     
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    Love that smoky/woodsy/clean combo.
     
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    When I first tried Texas Cedarwood I did not like it but now have some blends that it is wonderful. I do love Atlas and Virginian is the last on my list and Virginian does no hold scent as well for me in my recipes.
     
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    Looks like the cedarwood wars are on! Passions on both sides.
     
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    I looove spearmint, peppermint not to much. Most my scented soaps have at least a few drops. It sticks too, at least so far, but I haven't hit the 6mos mark yet.
    Me too! I love that..
     
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    Love cedar wood! I mix it with lemongrass or eucalyptus for my men’s soaps and they smell so good! Also, may chang, pine and cedarwood are delightful.
     
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    It wakes you up in the morning.
     
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    Cedarwood, lemongrass and litsea are delicious. Also mixed with lime
     
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    well so grateful for all the scent combos--I will try them all. I do have to admit the orange bergamot/honey doesn't smell just too bad--cant wait to try the other combos. will have to use some heavy laden spearmint soap to wake up first though :)
     
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    I ave atlas which I like with frankincense. I need to find Virginian
     
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    well I settled on 1/2&1/2 orange 10x and bergamot/honey with 5 drops of cedar wood in a 4" mold. I used some gold in oil for some contrast and I gotta say I really like it. the cedarwood is nicely in the background and the gold actually looks like gold, I let the orange 10x color the bar a nice soft orange
     
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    Sounds nice.. Can't wait for when you show us ;)
     
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    Atlas cedar smells a little sweeter but generally cedarwood blends with other scents better than being used by itself.
     
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    I think there's a really big difference in place of origin and species of cedar.. I first had a sample of Atlas (cedrus Atlantica) and then accidentally ordered a big bottle of American (juniperus mexicanus) Cedar eo. Boy was I disappointed! Gave it to my mom to help her scare off moths.. (apparently that's something you can use Cedar oil for as well) the smell wasn't that bad, just really not what I was expecting..
     
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    You might find it works great in blends.
     
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    I mixed it with orange and bergamot and I do like it like that thanks. BBs cedarwood is just called cedarwood
     
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    No Binaca Blasts down here ;)
     

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