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Karma Essential Oil Blend (Type): This "nearly natural" is inspired by Lush's fabulous signature fragrance smells deeply sensuous and alluring, with base notes of Patchouli and Orange. It contains just 1% synthetic to mimic Ambergris (a musky note extracted from sperm whale intestines). It is also fabulous in cold process and melt & pour soap and discolors to a honey brown

This blend is comprised of: Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon Cablin), Orange Oil (Citrus Dulcis), Lavendin Oil (Lavendula Hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogan Flexuosus), Elemi Oil (Canarium Commune), and Gardenia Extract (Gardenia Jasminoides). This fragrance warms up beautifully on the skin and makes an excellent lotion, dusting powder or perfume.

NOTE: This medium-flashpoint oil (168ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. 

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Reviews

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(based on 16 reviews)

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by Monica
on 12/28/2014
Great Scent, But...
I love the scent, but it accelerates trace like none I've seen before. Be prepared to work very fast if making CP soap. I'm not sure if I will order again. If my customers like it, I'll learn how to work faster. If not, I'll probably pass.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Monica! In our tests and recipes, we did experience mild acceleration with this essential oil. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of essential oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your essential oil into this oil. This simply dilutes the essential oil’s initial acceleration. You can also add the oil/essential oil mixture earlier than usual. Rather than adding the essential oil at a thick trace, you can add it at the first sign of thin trace. Always hand stir the essential oil/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. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this issue!

by Laura
on 12/17/2014
Love this Scent!
I have never tried the Lush version, so I don't know how it compares. But this blend is one of my best sellers in CP soap. I also make other things scented with this and people just love it! I try to use essential oils as much as possible and avoid using fragrance oils so I really like the fact that this is mostly natural.
by Stacy
on 10/20/2014
LOVE this Scent
I don't know what Lush's version smells like and I don't really care! I was a little concerned when I smelle it OTB, but after using in CP, I fell in love... very calming and relaxing!! It performed great in the soaping process! This has become one of my most favorite scents!
by Jenny
on 9/28/2014
Not quite like Lush's Karma
I love this scent, but it wasn't as close to Lush's Karma as I had hoped. Although it contains no cinnamon that I can tell, it smells heavily of cinnamon to me and the orange notes that are so prominent in Lush's scent are lost in here. I'm going to try adding more orange of my own. It also seems to need a bit more of a floral note. I think Lush may have of neroli in theirs. I'll try tweaking it a bit to get it closer to what I'm hoping for. It smells wonderful though! My 3 year old son said I "smelled really nice" when I had mixed it in with some lotion. :)
by Connie
on 6/21/2014
does not smell like lush karma
I love the Lush Karma scent, but do not expect this to smell anything like the Lush Karma. Yes it has one note of the scent which is the Patchouli, but still not even close to the spicy and sweet orangey smell that you get with Lush's karma. I wanted to throw up when I used this scent and I believed I used the recommended amount for my soap amount. This scent was not for me.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Connie! I'm sorry this essential oil was not your favorite. If you find the Patchouli notes are a little strong for you, you may find that blending it with a citrus essential oil like the 10X Orange Essential Oil, helps to sweeten this scent. We have also found that during cure time, the various notes in this fragrance become more pronounced.

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