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Ginger-Lime: Citrus and Ginger scents are hot! Capitalizing on this trend, our blend of Ginger and Lime is comprised of the obvious title notes, as well as some extras to make the mix just a little bit more complex and exciting. Rounding out the marriage of Ginger and Lime are supporting notes of Lemon, Lilly, Grapefruit and a minuscule amount of spice. This fragrance will accelerate trace in cold-process soap just a bit so keep that in mind when soaping with it for the first time.
Vanilla Content: .4%
Liquid Castile Testing Notes: We tested this fragrance in our liquid Castile soap base, we recommend making a small test batch just to be sure you like the results. Can be a little tricky, but take your time mixing, and the final results are great! See through soap, with a hint of yellow.
This fragrance contains phthalates.
Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (174ºF) cannot ship of USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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I got this fragrance about a year ago and I have yet to use it. I don't smell lime or ginger. It smells more like a laundry or dish detergent. I've had friends and family smell it and the all say the same.
I mixed this half-and-half with Tea Trea EO, and it works well to round off some of the harsher edges of the EO. Did not accelerate for me, but I only used 1 oz of Ginger-Lime (with 1 oz Tea Trea) in 40 oz of soap, diluting the scents in 2 oz of superfatting oils as well.
I would purchase again; I think it would be nice by itself in a shaving soap.
This is a refreshing, ginger ale type of scent that pairs well with Bamboo and Green Tea. This is a nice scent for a lotion bar geared to be used as an after tanning moisturizer.
The scent is incredible - it makes me happy. Beware the acceleration, however. Not much working time, which makes swirls a bit tricky. It's not a deal breaker by any stretch; just be aware of the acceleration before going in!
I absolutely love this scent -- but it accelerated very quickly and riced this time (went for "strong" scent). Was able to stick blend it to a very thick trace. I did dilute the fragrance in an ounce of the oils but the acceleration was much faster than i anticipated. I'm wondering if soaping at room temperature would help with the acceleration and blending 50% with Ginger Ale might help with the ricing. Would appreciate any comments to these ideas before trying again.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Arlene! I'm so glad you love our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil! We do too! To help slow the acceleration down do exactly as you did and take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe, but heat it up to 100 degrees first. 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, instead of room temperature, 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. You can try blending it with Ginger Ale Fragrance Oil but may still experience acceleration/ricing. I think that sounds like a yummy blend though!
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