question on EO vs FO amounts

Discussion in 'Aromatherapy, Herbs and Essential Oils' started by Wyndham Dennison, Jan 25, 2020.

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  1. Jan 25, 2020 #1

    Wyndham Dennison

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    First of all I wish to apologize to the admins for not posting correctly on several topics, sheer ignorance is my only cover :)
    I am trying to understand the uses of and the amount to use in CP soaps so I hope this is the correct forum and topic to ask this.
    I'd like some guidance in understanding the the amt of either EO or FO to use in a batch. If I make a 16oz batch and use either EO Lavender or FO lavender /sage and the fragrance calculator recommends about .5oz would the essential oil which is just lavender be the same or is there a different calculations for essential oils.
    I relize that different oils have different strengths and that it can be different for different recipes but a general rule of thumb would be helpful.
     
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    Kamahido

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    The amount can vary wildly. For Fragrance Oils use what the manufacturer recommends. If no amount is given start at 3%.

    For Essential Oils check over at eocalc.com for usage rates.
     
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    shunt2011

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    You’ll need t o find the usage rate from the supplier fro FO. They vary quite a bit. I personally fragrance at 6% for the majority of my soaps with FO. There are a couple I can do 4-5% or less. I sell and fragrance sells to my customers. It takes testing t Orin’s what works for you. I don’t purchase anything that is listed as less than 5%.
     

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