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Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil: If you're a chocolate lover you'd better sit down before smelling this fragrance. It will whisk you away to another place and time. The top note is a nutty almond paired with powdered baking chocolate, creamy milk, powdered sugar and vanilla. It's love at first sniff! Behaves beautifully in cold process soapmaking and discolors to a dark brown.
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. Mixes into soap well, thickens slightly. Finished soap discolors dark brown, slight thickening.
Check out the sweet recipe for Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Soap HERE!
NOTE: This medium-flashpoint oil (160ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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I got this as a sample in my shipment. Im so excited to finally use it today! It smells absolutely phenomenal!!!! I don't know how you did it brambleberry but you mastered the smell!
I have been soaping for years...I always use products from bramble Berry. This one was to be a new favorite for one of our signature bars. Smelled okay OOB but was a little concerned about the burn it hit me with...I used it in an 8 pound very luxurious recipe. I really want it to work. All I smell is chemicals. It was hot processed and every batch that day is amazing... But this one gives me a headache from the overwhelming chemical smell. Can someone tell me if this fades? I have never had to rebatch but I don't think I can anyway.... I have cut to cure and the smell is really bad. There is just a tinge from chemicals. Is there any chance this will cure out?
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Brandy! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this fragrance. We love the Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil and find it mellows out considerably into chocolate heaven after a full six week cure. If you're still not happy with the scent after a full cure you could rebatch the soap and blend it with rebatch scented with a nice blender like, Moroccan Mint Fragrance Oil.
I thought it smelled ok straight from the bottle, and thought i detected a bit of a rose scent along with the vanilla and chocolate. I used the recommended amount for a medium strength fragrance. My batch was hot process and the smell was way too intense. I thought that by putting my sliced bars in the oven I could burn off some of the fragrance-they smelled a little better but looked worse. Yikes. Will try again with cold process and use a lesser amount of since my hubs seems to like it. Also caught my dog trying to eat the finished product, so be careful!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi there! I'm sorry this scent was too intense for you in your hot process soap. If you loved the scent out of bottle I definitely would recommend just cutting back on your usage rate, try going with the "light" recommendation on our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
I absolutely love this fragrance. I colored it with a little dutch cocoa powder and the soap looks and smells just like a chocolate brownie. I made it for friends and family for Christmas, and they can not get enough of it. In fact, they are already asking me when I'm going to make another batch of it for them.
I was very excited to receive this FO and although the OOB smell was overwhelming it was pleasant, however that changed when I used to make bath bombs. Once it was mixed into the BB it had a horrible chemical smell, I tried it twice with varying amounts. I will give it another try when my melt and poor soaps arrive. Until then it seems like this will not be on the re-order list.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Ivory! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. Witch Hazel can have an unpleasant smell at first, but it will fade away in the finished bath bombs. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!
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