Honey Kisses: This flavoring oil has a pleasantly sweet aroma that gives lip balms the comforting smell of real honey. Based on IFRA guidelines, the recommended maximum usage rate for this flavor is 1.5% in lip products.
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I bought Brambleberry's Lip Balm Base. It is very nice. When we used the Honey Kisses Flavor Oil, as described in the Soap Queen tutorial for lip balm with the base that Brambleberry sells, it tasted like nothing, if not a little like a chemical wang. The scent is barely existent and what scent it does have, doesn't smell anything like honey at all. This was a total waste of money. I will soon be asking for a refund as I truly believe that this is a bad batch. Brambleberry usually sells the best products.
While I will agree that this oil didn't smell a lot like honey, it does have a sweet smell, and I think it will work awesome in my lip balms. I haven't tasted it, so I can comment on the flavor...but there are ways to tweak the flavor of your lip balms if you choose. All in all, I love this oil, and would purchase it again!
This is one of my favorite lip balm flavor/scents. I don't think it has any flavor really, which is totally fine with me, but the smell is the greatest. We are beekeepers and make our products with honey and beeswax, so getting a good smelling honey scent really mattered to me. This one is perfect! I love it so much that I'm wondering if I can use it to scent my lotions? Please let me know!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Valerie! I'm so glad you love our Honey Kisses Flavoring Oil! You can definitely use this as a fragrance oil in your lotion, what a great idea! I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Another non-fan review unfortunately. I followed the How-to on using this flavoring oil in the lip balm and it turned out amazing. My customers love it. But I have to say I'm not happy with the fragrance- it doesn't smell like honey to me. I do LOVE the slight tingle on my lips that is created by this oil (I believe it's from the flav oil). My biggest complaint is that this has a bad flavor. It tastes more like aspartame than anything else. I was hoping for a honey taste and instead it's more of a fake sugar taste and doesn't last very long. I will definitely follow the how-to again and choose a different flavoring oil.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi there! I'm sorry to hear the taste of this flavoring oil was not your favorite. If you are looking for another flavoring oil, you may like the Caramel Flavor Oil, or the
Buttercreme Flavor Oil.
I personally did not like the smell of this right out of the bottle so I tried it in the lip base. The smell was so much better when added to the lip base. I am sure that someone who loves honey will like this product.
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