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Moroccan Fig - This great smelling fig fragrance smells like a freshly picked fig. The scent is exotic and mysterious while maintaining just the right mix of ripeness and zest.
It does accelerate trace in cold process soap but we think it's worth the extra trouble!
Usage notes from CK in Oregon:I have CP'ed Moroccan Fig twice now (at 1%), and it accelerates trace, but not unworkable. The first batch nearly seized, until I figured out how to soap with it. It also morphs Cellini blue mica to a HOT pink.
The second batch, I added it at a light trace, mixed it quickly by HAND then poured it quickly. I did a swirl, but removed a portion prior to adding FO that I colored with a burgundy oxide. Turned out gorgeous. We think it's worth the extra engineering though, as it smells heavenly in the finished CP soap. And the fragrance doesn't fade.
Basic recipe used in both batches: 7.5 % Castor, 37.50% Coconut & Olive & 17.5% Palm at 5% superfat
NOTE: This medium-flashpoint oil (182ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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This fragrance smells wonderful! Doesn't behave well in cp soap. Read the reviews and thought I'd try it anyway. If you want to make a rustic looking bar of soap this will do the trick. It accelerated and started ricing immediately, had to stick blend as I was pouring into the mould and it looked great until I tried to spread the top. No mica swirls on top, had to mix it into the rest of the soap and clump it on and do a mica dusting. Hope it looks ok because it smells wonderful, I think I will use the rest for lotions or scrubs though. I also soaped with a slow moving recipe at around 100 F.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Gina! I'm so glad you think the Moroccan Fig Fragrance Oil smells wonderful, we do too! It does accelerate in cold process soap. There are tips on how to successfully soap with it above from a customer who also loves this scent. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heating it up to 100 degrees. 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 stick blender for problem oils like this one. Lastly, 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 use your stick blender to help smooth the soap out, as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post.
I was able to use this beautiful fragrance in a cold process soap with an ombré effect. I soaped cool and worked quickly and it came out beautiful. It's my new favorite and it smells almost identical to the same fig fragrance from pottery barn :)
I was so excited to see this oil, and once I got it, I was even more excited. The smell is amazing! It is perfect in my lotions!!
I have been hunting for the earthy yet sweet scent that is similar to the votivo candles I've been buying for years. This is the fragrance. It is earthy and rich yet crisp and sweet all at the same time. I made my first candle and it smells divine.
This oil is a customer favorite! Everyone who smells it comments on how rich and unique it is. I'm not a fan of floral or sweet smells, and while this has a hint of sweet, its freshness makes it lovely. It really accelerates trace -- I usually end up scooping blobs of solid soap into my mold. Normally I'd give up on an oil this cranky, but it's a top seller, so I'm trying to work around the issue.
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