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Kumquat: We set out a loaf of Kumquat Soap at Otion and out of the 15 logs of soap set out, the Kumquat universally elicited "Wows!" and "I want this!". Kumquat is along the lines of pomegranate - bright, fresh, purple with notes of green. It performs admirably in cold process soap and is divine in lotions. Kumquat is considered one of the hot new trends for 2008 so you'll be seeing this fragrance (along with other purples like pomegranate, mangosteen and acai berry) showing up in bodycare and fine perfumes.
NOTE: This medium-flashpoint oil (168ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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. Mixed into soap easily. Final soap was almost perfect with just a hint of yellow.
Please note that this fragrance oil was reformulated October 2011 to meet new RIFM standards.
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I only gave this a four star review since I have not yet seen how it holds up through 8 weeks of cure time...but it does smell bright and citrusy, but not too sweet OOB. I was going for a nice bright white soap batter, so I added some TiO2 in, and it turned out exactly as I wanted. I will ring back in and report on how it does through the cure time, but I can tell that this will be a great choice to blend with other fragrances when I want to give something a boost of citrus, but keep the blend crisp and invigorating, not sweet.
This scent..so juicy and plush....flirty fruitiness that lures you back repeatedly for one more sniff of pure succulence. I had visitors over and had recently cut a loaf of soapy awesomeness. They were sniffing my kitchen like bloodhounds, found my soap and held it hostage until I agreed to part with a few bars!! Discovered this little beauty on the ambrosia soap tutorial, what luck!!
I absolutely LOVE this fragrance!! I only wished that I had ordered more. Works into my M&P beautifully, and I can't wait to see the trace on my CP, and in my candles. A BEST SELLER!!
Thanks Brambleberry for this amazing fragrance. One smell and I was transported to memories of childhood summer drinks.
My customers love this in the moisturizers and scrubs.
If you haven't tried it you should and soon. I ordered a 4oz bottle but after the response to the lotion and CP I'm ordering the 8oz bottle. Thank you BB for always having the best products a soap maker could hope for but most of all thank you for your customer service department. Your employees all seems very happy to be there and just as happy to help out customers. However, I'm sorry to say this but, I do have an issue with BB and that is the shipping cost. For people like me with a very small soap business it makes it hard to place large orders. I get my order together, go the the calculate postage page and I have to go back to delete what I can live without. However, like I said your customer service folks are the best I've run across. Happy Soaping everyone.
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