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CiCi

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This is a dumb noobie question, I'm sure...but what would happen if you put both eo and fo in one batch? Can it be done without dire consequences?
 

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Blend away!

Many fragrance oils contain some essential oil anyway.

Just make sure the combined blend does not exceed the recommended usage amounts for your product.

I use lavender essential oil and vanilla cookie for my lavender vanilla blend.

Just remember, it takes far less EO than it does fo. For instatnce, in my laveneder vanilla blend I use 1/4 tsp lavender fo to 1 tablspoon vanilla fragrance oil.
 

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WOW!!! That is absolutely great news! I was sure I was going to read that it would do something terrible to the batch. With this option, there can really be some truly fantastic scented soaps. I will be in scent heaven. How do I know what the usage amount is for my soap batch?

Your blend sounds delicious. Is that ratio ppo and how big is that batch?

Thanks for the info.
 

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Neil, with my luck...I wouldn't doubt it. That's why I asked. I wasn't leaving anything to chance.
 

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hi tab,

I am planning to blend my Lavender Eo and Vanilla Fo for my next batch.

So u don't weight your fo and eo? I am thinking to use 0.5 oz Lavender and 1 oz Vanilla Fo for 2 lb batch.

will it be ok?

thanks
 

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Do the cotton ball test. :D

Place like 2 drops of Lavender EO to 1 drop of vanilla FO, squeeze the cotton ball to mix the scents together well, then drop in a Ziploc baggie for a few hours to overnight. Open up the baggie and sniff. If 2:1 is not right to you start again with a new ratio. Always remember to use a new cotton ball and new baggie each time, or your test will be impaired. I've used this method of mixing scents for about 2 years now. It is a neat trick someone helped me to learn when I was a newbie! :wink:

Paul :wink:
 
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