Grapefruit Lily: Light, romantic and airy, this fragrance is a wonderful scent to use with lotion bars or as a perfume. Of course, like all of our fragrances, it's great in soap too! This blend is heavier on the Lily than the biting notes of citrus and makes for an ethereal sensation! This fragrance was inspired by a painting by Dori Spector called "Grapefruit and Gift."
This fragrance contains phthalates.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Emily! I'm so glad you love our Grapefruit Lily Fragrance Oil! Though, I'm sorry it accelerated so much on you. In our tests and recipes we did find this fragrance resulted in mild acceleration, which is common for floral-type scents. 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 further.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Steven! I'm sorry this scent wasn't your favorite. In cold process soap, you can add .64 oz of fragrance per pound of soap for a strong scent. Also, citrus scents like grapefruit can be lighter in soap. You may like some of these Grapefruit Lily Blends. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue!
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