Chocolate, Dark Rich: This is the rich and creamy Chocolate fragrance that you've been looking for. The fragrance remains strong and satisfying in all manner of toiletries, including cold process soap. It is a dark chocolate with a very pervasive undertone of mocha and cocoa. It does discolor to a gorgeous ebony brown.
Vanilla Content: 15.9%
Liquid Castile Testing Notes: We tested this fragrance in our liquid Castile soap base, we recommend making a small test batch just to be sure you like the results. Thickens when initially mixed. Final soap is a deep, opaque brown.
This fragrance is phthalate free.
Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (198ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Theresa! I'm so glad you love our Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil! Though, I'm sorry you had troubles soaping with it. In our tests and recipes we did find this scent to cause mild acceleration, though we did not experience any seizing. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your fragrance into this oil. This simply dilutes the fragrance oil’s initial acceleration. You can also add the oil/fragrance mixture earlier than usual. Rather than adding the fragrance at a thick trace, you can add it at the first sign of thin trace. Always hand stir the fragrance/oil mixture in with a fork/ladle and never, ever use a hand blender for problem oils. Lastly, raise your temperatures to about 110 to 115 degrees. This will help to keep your mixture more liquid than at a lower temperature. If it does start to rice you can try using your stick blender to help smooth the soap out as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post. I will email you personally to discuss this issue!
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Ornanial! I'm so sorry you didn't find this scent to smell like anything you would call chocolate! We love this rich scent and find it to be very chocolatey as seen in our Sunday Night Spotlight: Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil. We do pour everything by hand to order so it is possible you may have received the incorrect scent. I will email you personally to resolve this issue.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Lisa! I'm sorry you did find this fragrance to smell much like chocolate. We love this rich, creamy scent and find it super chocolatey! Though, additives like cocoa powder and exfoliants should not steal away the scent. If you're looking for other chocolate fragrances you may like Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil, Chocolate Espresso Cybilla Fragrance Oil, or Mint Cocoa Surplus Fragrance Oil. I will email you personally to discuss this further!
Reply from Bramble BerryHi William! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. We love the sweet and rich chocolatey smell. The brown lather is totally normal with a discoloring fragrance, including many vanillas, and is a quirky feature of handmade soap. You can read more in the Why Did My Soap Turn Brown post. While some of the discolored soap may get on wash cloths, it shouldn't stain them. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
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