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Description 

Pikake flowers are the traditional blossoms used for making Leis in Hawaii. This fragrance evokes that sweet welcome as you step off the plane and begin a relaxing, fun-filled vacation.

This fragrance was one of the winners from the Summer 2012 S.O.A.P. panel. It reminded one of the testers of carnation flowers and another tester picked out the jasmine notes. Many noted that this was a deep floral as opposed to a light floral and it stuck in Cold Process soap nicely. Slight yellow discoloration in CP.

Flashpoint: +200°F

Photo Attribution:© Can Stock Photo

Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 18 reviews)

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by Tammi
on 3/7/2015
Beautiful and accurate 'Pikake'
I was scared to try this FO in CP after reading the reviews, but it is my Mom's favourite fragrance and I did this soap for her for Mother's Day :) I've never been to Hawaii, but my Mom says that this FO smells just like the Pikake Lei's. All I know is that I smell gardenia in it, but apparently Pikake is Hawaiian for 'Peacock' and the Pikake flower is actually Jasmine Sambac. Who knew? Not me, lol! So, taking everything into account from the reviews and following your directions about heating the FO up with some of the base oils and whisking after adding colourant, I had no problems WHATSOEVER and I used 3 butters in my recipe. I didn't alter my recipe at all, except I did NOT add any milk(s). No waxy/ricing/etc, or even an acceleration of any real degree. I was able to do 4 colours and had plenty of time to play with the design! I soaped at room temperature, but I always do that anyway. If anything funky happens, I'll let you know but 5 stars for now!!! LOVE IT
VERIFIED !
by Happy Girl
on 2/3/2015
CP slight problem
I also had some problems with this in Cold Process soap. I was using a slow tracing recipe with no waxes in it. I wish I had tried the tip about mixing the FO with an equal amount of oils from the recipe. I had warmed the FO slightly. But I suspect the ricing or waxing effect was because the FO was too cold. Will try this again. The scent of the fragrance is absolutely delicious! So, I'm not giving up yet!

Reply from Bramble Berry
 
Hi Happy Girl! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we didn't notice any acceleration, ricing, or waxiness. If you used an ingredient with a high melting point it can start to harden if it gets too cool. You can read more about that in the Busy Beeswax Soap Tutorial post. If the batch starts to rice, you can stick blend until it's smooth, as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly post. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!

by hannah
on 12/29/2014
Turned to wax!
I just made a batch of soap and when I added this FO the scent turned to wax! And is in clumps now, it also sped up trace. Will it be usable? And why did it turn into a waxy like state???

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Hannah! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we didn't notice any acceleration or waxiness. If you used an ingredient with a high melting point, like beeswax, it can start to harden if it gets too cool. You can read more about that in the Busy Beeswax Soap Tutorial post. If the batch starts to rice, you can stick blend until it's smooth, as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly post. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!

by Stephanie
on 11/21/2014
Great floral scent!
I got this as a sample and really loved it. I usually don't care for floral scents all that much but this one I really like. I blended it with shea blossom and it's wonderful! I've only tried it in bath bombs not soap yet but can't wait! I need a bigger bottle!
VERIFIED !
by Cathie H
on 10/14/2014
A great fragrance in a blend!
I got this a couple months ago as a sample & just this week decided to soap with it. I thought it was nice, but a bit too heavy. BUT, I combined it with lime EO & Spring Meadow FO & the result is wonderful!! The heavy floral is there, but offset by the lime & Spring Meadow. Now I have to get some so I can use this blend again!! LOVE IT!!
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