Kentish Rain(Design Your Own Fragrance Oil Winner): Rainy, salty mist green notes made up of basil, green leaf and ozone notes with added notes of muguet lily, rose and jasmine bring out the touch of violet in the blend for sweetness. Our perfumer added bottom notes of Sandalwood and tonka to round out the earthy, coast like feel. Accelerates trace slightly.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
"This fragrance reminds me of my home county on the English coast...rainy, salty mist and very green.".... Alison, Design Your Own Fragrance Winner.
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Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Kristin! I'm glad you love the smell of our Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil! We do too! Though, I'm sorry you had troubles working with it in your cold process soap. It sounds like your soap got too hot even without the insulation, which is what caused the crack. Sometimes in gel phase your soap can get super hot and burn off part of the fragrance which may be why you're noticing some fading. To learn more about this check out our How to Prevent Scent Fading in Soap blog post.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Yvonne! I'm so sorry this fragrance oil was giving you problems! In our tests and recipes the Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil behaved well and did not separate! It sounds like you may have experienced glycerin rivers, explained in The River Runs Deep: An explanation of glycerin rivers. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Steven! I'm so glad you like the fragrance! In our tests and recipes, this fragrance did accelerate in cold process soap. 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. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this issue!
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