Orange Blossom - The fragrant Orange Blossom is the state flower of Florida. It is thought to have come over to the states from Spain back around the time of Columbus. Our blend starts fairly sharp and heavy on the bergamot, and calms to a lovely orange blossom heart with citrus notes and just the right amount of sweetness. It is a sparkling, cheerful, summery blend. Sticks well in cold process soap and discolors to a light tan and does accelerate trace due to the floral notes, so be prepared to work fast.
NOTE: This medium-flashpoint oil (190ºF) cannot ship USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jodie! I'm so glad you love the scent of our Orange Blossom (Candle & Soap) Fragrance! We do too! This fragrance does tend to accelerate in cold process soap due to the floral notes. 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 help troubleshoot!
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