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I made a fragrance blend I LOVE, and would like to mix it with some lotion base. The lowest percentage of usage of the mix is 5%. I intend to mix it with 70 ml of lotion. Is 3.5 ml the correct amount?
 

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Looks good to me as well!
 

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I am too, thank goodness for calculators.... :)
 

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Are you going to start lower though? The math is right and I only ask because I've found 5% scent in lotion to be too much. I start with 1% and usually use 2% max. So I'd start at 0.7 ml and work my way up. :)
 

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Good work, Susie!

70 mL X 5 / 100 = 3.5 mL
 

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I was using a calculator, but I was not sure how to set the problem up.

I am starting with 70 ml of lotion in a larger container, so I can add lotion until the scent gets to a level I like. So, yes, Krista, I am afraid of the amount also.
 

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5% is quite high for fragrance in a lotion. Many lotions will not accept such a high percent. Also keep in mind the fragrance will usually be stronger in 24 hrs so I would start with 2% fo
 

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