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Sorry Rosemary, I just don't like you. Every soap I've every put you in is stinky too my nose. However, I know some people do like you, so how could I use you better in blends to be appealing to Rosemary lovers? I've looked on EO calc and found a few, but thought my mates here on SMF might have a few recommendations too.
Other Eos I have on hand: Patchouli, orange, lemongrass, cedar wood, elemi, litsea, tangerine, rose geranium, ylang ylang, lavender (and others that I can't remember offhand....
Hit me with some ideas folks!
 

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I like the calm blend on eocalc, which is spearmint, rosemary and lavender. It‘s a scent I would expect at a spa (if I ever went to one…).
 

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If you want to make more:
1) I like spearmint better than peppermint. I think the sweetness of spearmint softens the rosemary
2) Lavender 3: rosemary 2 - just a really clean simple blend
 

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I am one of said rosemary lovers, so I'm a bit disappointed I don't get much out of it in EO blends, like 1 cedarwood + 3 rosemary + 3 elemi + 2 lemongrass/lemon tea tree. YMMV, maybe I just have got a less obtrusive rosemary EO variety.
 

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OK - I dunnit.
35% Lavender
30% Rosemary
15% Cedarwood
10% Patchouli
10% Tangerine
Smells pretty good!
As a patchouli fan (ME2), I’m curious if you’ve ever used EO Calc’s “Hippie Mint” 5% Spearmint, 15% Peppermint & 80% patchouli? What is your fave patchouli blend (if not proprietary of course)?
 

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As a patchouli fan (ME2), I’m curious if you’ve ever used EO Calc’s “Hippie Mint” 5% Spearmint, 15% Peppermint & 80% patchouli? What is your fave patchouli blend (if not proprietary of course)?
I don't really have a favourite 'blend' per se - I pretty much put it with anything lol. i like it if it's sweet - and I recently used patchouli with anjou pear FO and that smells lovely.
 

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I LOVE rosemary, it's one of the things I miss about California. The last scented batch I made was Rosemary/Lavender/Tangerine, turned out pretty awesome. It was supposed to have lemon, but didn't have any, and if I were to change anything it'd be to up the tangerine a bit. I believe the ratio was 3:2:1.
 

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Rosemary EO is so camphory- unlike the herb, which I love. Glad to see these helpful blend recommendations I too find it unappealing on its own.
 
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