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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Reply from Bramble BerryHi 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!
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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