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Reformulated March 2016, for improved cold process performance. Papaya Coconut: Take a tropical vacation with a Papaya Smoothie and Caribbean Coconut. Get lost in the fruity notes of White Nectarine, Mango Juice, Mandarin Balm and Yellow Starfruit. Vanilla Bean adds a sweet note that you can’t resist. Discolors to a light brown and does great in cold process.
Performance in Cold Process Soap: No acceleration in cold process soap. Discolors light tan.
Vanilla Content: 2%
NOTE: This med-flashpoint oil (192ºF) cannot ship via USPS, regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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This FO smelled great out of the bottle. I made my usual recipe, that I have made a ton of times, and this one went from light trace to applesauce consistency as soon as I started to pour it into the mold. after a few minutes oil pooled up on top. I figured it would be fine and would re-absorb so I let it gel and do its thing. When I unmolded it 2 days later you could see the texture was just funky, like applesauce or kind of like HP. When I cut it the FO seeped out of little holes that were in it. The result is a very ugly bar with very little scent remaining. Will definitely not buy this one again.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Anna! I'm so glad you love the way our Papaya Coconut Fragrance Oil smelled! Though, I'm sorry you had troubles working with it in cold process soap. In our tests and recipes the Papaya Coconut behaved beautifully in CP. However, it will separate when working with higher temperatures. Other additives, like milk, can heat your soap up causing the separation.
I was a little iffy on this one in the bottle, but could not have been more wrong! I soaped at room temp and used a recipe that is very reliable, but didn't experience any ricing or acceleration of any kind. I was able to do a 3 color in the mold swirl and had plenty of time to work with it. I did add some TD to each color to help with discoloration and mixed it with Coconut Cream. My daughter kept saying it made her think of the beach and she thought it was the smell of vacation. This is going to be a best seller!
OOB I smelled heavy realistic coconut, but after using this in CP, more papaya comes through. I have used this twice in CP without any problems. In case it's helpful, here's what I did:
The first recipe used 50% liquid oil, and the second used 36% liquid oil. Both times I soaped at room temperature. Both recipes included sodium lactate. In the second recipe, I also added lime essential oil; the fragrance became brighter, but I think I like this one better on its own. In any case, I do love this FO.
I have been making soap for 20+ years and have never encountered this. I read the reviews and was a little concerned about the separation comments. I made my cp soap using my "basic" recipe at a low temperature. My soap separated, so i blended until it was smooth and combined. I poured it into tube molds with loofah in the center. Left the soap room and returned an hour later to find it had separated and oil was running all over the table top and on the floor. The liquid in the mold was bubbling. It was very concerning and disheartening to loose all my ingredients. I put the molds into bowls to catch the overflow and to see what it finally does. I have made soap in these molds with the loofah for years and never had this happen.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Michelle! I'm sorry you had trouble working with this fragrance. In our tests and recipes we found the Papaya Coconut Fragrance Oil behaves great in cold process soap though will separate when working with higher temperatures. Other additives, like milk, can heat your soap up causing the separation. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Used in cp soap soaped at low temperatures and turned out amazing!
Nice and strong did not need alot! Love! Thank you!
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