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Becky
10/20/2015
Clean Scent

I loved this scent! I think it has an invigorating clean awakening effect. Wonderful and had no problems with accelerating.


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Kathy
7/5/2015
Never Ever Again

I am so done with this FO. I only tried it again because I have a customer that loves it and wanted 2 loaves. Next time, I will say, "NO". I feel like I should make this one with blue and green colors, like the ocean, but there is no time to do anything like that. I have had to throw away batches. To make it work, I have to make the layers as separate batches. I will try mixing the FO with oils as I have done with prior misbehaving FOs. What a pain in the butt! It's not worth it.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Kathy! I'm sorry you don't like working with this fragrance. The Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil does accelerate trace, but we still love its unique, clean scent and find it totally worth it! To help slow the acceleration down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat 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 hand 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. If it does start to rice you can try using your stick blender to help smooth the soap out as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post. If you want to stay away from this fragrance but need another ozone scent you may like Sea Moss Fragrance Oil, Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil, or Fresh Snow Fragrance Oil.


Hilary
6/25/2015
CP Review

I have soaped this fo many many times only because my customers love it. That being said it is such a pain in the rear I'm about to stop using it. It accelerates super fast and then it makes the soap grainy. At one time I was able to have a beautiful smooth soap but I had to baby it. The other issue I am having is that it gives me a headache now. I used to love the fo also but no longer. I hate making soap with this. I actually dread the day I have to make it because of my now chemical sensitivity to it. I was successful at scenting a 5 lb batch of soap with a mere 1.5 ounces of the fragrance, but still the soap almost seized on me. This fo is super super strong, a tiny bit goes a longggg way.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Hilary! I'm so glad your customers love our Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil. Though, I'm sorry you don't like working with this scent in cold process soap. It can definitely accelerate in CP. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat 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 hand 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. If it does start to rice you can try using your stick blender to help smooth the soap out as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post.


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Stephanie
5/20/2015
Great Scent

I used this to scent my salt bars I made. It did accelerate my already fast moving recipe but it was manageable enough I got a bit of a swirl in. When freshly unmolded there was a rather medicinal smell but a day later that has mellowed out and now there is a lovely, fresh and clean scent that I really like. The white parts of my soap are still incredibly white (with no additives). Overall a good scent that I would use again.


Jessica
5/4/2015
Smells more like a household cleaner

To be fair this is a clean, pleasant smell. Buyer beware however, this smells nothing like an ocean rain. I know the product description states this is not entirely an ocean scent, but I don't think there is anything ocean-like in this product at all. My husband and I both agreed after I used it in my first batch that it reminded us more of Pine-Sol than anything else. It's not a bad smelling batch of soap, but it is not at all what I wanted.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Jessica! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. We love the unique, clean smell of our Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil! If you're looking for other rain scents you may like Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil, Rain Cybilla Fragrance Oil, or Salty Mariner Fragrance Oil.

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