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Sea Moss: Sea Moss is a unique blend of Bergamot, Orchid, Jasmine and Violet with supporting notes of Ozone (air), Sandalwood, Musk and of course, Moss. This fragrance could be described as fresh, green and almost a little kelp-y. It's difficult to compare to anything in the Bramble Berry line but if you twisted our arm, we'd say it was closest to Ocean Rain and Lettuce. Try it - you'll be pleasantly surprised.
NOTE: Sea Moss does accelerate and can rice, so be prepared to work quickly when using this fragrance in cold process.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
Photo Attribution: © Can Stock Photo
I am not new to soaping, but am only starting to use FO. I normally scent with EO. I wanted to try an oceany scent and thought this one would be really on point. It smelled ok out of the bottle, but it riced and accelerated and discolored in blotches. I tried to rebatch, but that was an epic fail as well. It was a big waste of time and money.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jennifer! I'm sorry you had trouble working with this fragrance. Sea Moss Fragrance Oil can accelerate and rice in soap, as noted on the product page. To help slow this 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 stick 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 use your stick blender to help smooth the soap, out as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post.
This fragrance is just wonderful. Blended it with Grapefruit Bellini such a good blend. Was an instant success!
I absolutely love this smell; it is so pleasant! But it moves so so fast in CP soap. I knew about and I was ready to work fast, but it was an immediate seizing, didn't even have time to put the spatula down! However, i was able to soften up the gooey mess with my stick blender, enough to make it a thick pudding consistency that could be poured. Forget about any kind of swirl or pattern in CP, stick to layerin, I would say that's about all you'll be able to do. But I love the smell so much, I will certainly use it again.
Wow! I love this scent by itself, but I decided to get the courage to finally mix a couple of scents together, and the results are phenomenal. I mixed Sea Moss with Kentish Rain, and while their fragrance profiles are fairly similar, the both of them together created THE most fabulous scent. Crossing my fingers that the fragrance holds in my CP. It moved a little fast, but I was ready for this. I was still able to do a beautiful four layered bar that moved from aqua blue to a light green. This bar is called Malibu.
But, as another reviewer said, you can stir it smooth. Just don't panic! I was thankful I remembered about stirring. Yes, it does discolor. But, yes, it is an amazing fragrance & worth the challenge!
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