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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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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.
Because of the reviews I decided to use a slab mold and decorate the top. l did split my batter in half using morrocan fig in half and yuzu in the 2nd half. The fragrances work well together. The fig did thicken pretty quickly. Not too bad though. Spooned the fig 1\2 into the mold then poured in the yuzu 1\2. Used full amount of liquid. Love the final result. The fragrance seems to get better the longer it sits. Definitely worth the planning.
Holy Cow does this fo accelerate quickly. I used 100 degree oils and lye/water at 100 degrees and I had a nice trace going on and I turned around for a second and low and behold - it completely solidified in my bowl. I had to scoop it out into my mold and squish to down into the mold using gloves. When I unmold in 2-3 days and cut it into bars, I expect to see 'swiss cheese' soap. Still good but this has never happened to me in 11 years.
Next time I will read the instructions from BB and use cooler oils and a lye solution.
So I soaped with this fragrance and I did it at a little over 1%. Wow when you said it moves fast I thought I was prepared, but not for the warp speed that mine did. Though I think the Cocoa Butter helped with how fast it moved. No matter.. I plopped it as fast as I could and WOW the scent is so fresh and clean. I really like this. I will be soaping with it again... just think I will do it without all the Coco Butter. As far as scent goes it gets a 5... with how fast it can move I had to bring the 5 down to a 4... But like I said I will be soaping with it again.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Melanie! I'm happy that you enjoyed this scent! Since this fragrance is known to accelerate, I recommend using a recipe that consists mostly of liquid oils, as well as soaping colder. I would also keep this mind when planning your design, and choose something on the simple side :)
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