Plumeria: This is a tropical fruit scent that is great for spring. The smell makes you want to wander onto the nearest plane and go island hopping. It's a sweet ambrosial nectar that is sure to please the most discerning nose. A great addition to any collection! A recent customer wrote to tell us that, "The box [the order came in] smelled soooooo good! I haven't smelled Plumeria FO that I've liked yet, so I'm happy to report that I definitely liked yours." For CP Soapers, this scent moves quickly so be prepared to pour into molds in a hurry.
Try this easy Plumeria blend from Karen Gonzales: "I use equal parts of sweet orange essential oil and plumeria fragrance oil. I call it, Island Paradise. It was an instant best seller!"
Note: Thickens and clouds liquid soap.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Lu! I'm so glad you love our Plumeria Fragrance Oil. Though, I'm sorry you had troubles soaping with it. As noted on the product page, in our tests and recipes this fragrance oil did accelerate. 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.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Vanessa! I'm sorry you don't think this fragrance is what it used to be. It was reformulated in 2009 to meet new IFRA guidelines. We absolutely never water or dilute fragrances! So while the scent may be slightly different for allergen and safety reasons based on the latest research and safety data, we would never dilute the fragrance. We love the new Plumeria Fragrance Oil and find it to stick well in soap! We recommend using .8 oz of Plumeria per 16 oz of cold process soap for a strong scent, found using our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator.
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