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Karma Essential Oil Blend (Type): This "nearly natural" is inspired by Lush's fabulous signature fragrance smells deeply sensuous and alluring, with base notes of Patchouli and Orange. It contains just 1% synthetic to mimic Ambergris (a musky note extracted from sperm whale intestines). It is also fabulous in cold process and melt & pour soap and discolors to a honey brown
This blend is comprised of: Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon Cablin), Orange Oil (Citrus Dulcis), Lavendin Oil (Lavendula Hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogan Flexuosus), Elemi Oil (Canarium Commune), and Gardenia Extract (Gardenia Jasminoides). This fragrance warms up beautifully on the skin and makes an excellent lotion, dusting powder or perfume.
NOTE: This medium-flashpoint oil (168ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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This FO did slightly accelerate in CP. We did a three color in the pot swirl and it was little difficult to accomplish. However this did not rice or discolor our soap. This FO smells very earthy and warm with the mix of EO’s and has kept a strong smell in our soap over the past 6 weeks.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Maria and Bessi! I'm so glad you liked the scent of our Karma Essential Oil and it held well in your soap! I'm sorry it was difficult to soap with. In our tests and recipes, we did experience mild acceleration with this essential oil. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of essential oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your essential oil into this oil. This simply dilutes the essential oil's initial acceleration. You can also add the oil/essential oil mixture earlier than usual. Rather than adding the essential oil at a thick trace, you can add it at the first sign of thin trace. Always hand stir the essential oil/oil mixture in with a whisk and avoid using a stick 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.
I'm not sure if I'm just not into this type of scent, but I found it overwhelming. I suppose I was expecting a balance of scents but I could only smell the patchouli. I'm going to try and use this for beard oils.
The smell almost makes me gag and it accelerated trace so bad that it was like thick mashed potatoes. I'm so disappointed that I bought this expensive oil and now I have a very ugly batch of stinky soap.
This smells AMAZING and soaped like a dream! Will be buying again!
Although this does not smell exactly as the LUSH product it does smell fabulous in both cold process soap and lotions. I use it in my own products and always have both a bar of soap and the lotion in my bathroom at all times. I've also given both the soap and the lotion to a few lucky people and they love it too. I will continue to buy this product in great big bottles.
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