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This seasonal fragrance will only be available while supplies last. It will return again in July, 2016.
Wassail: A member on the Teachsoap Forum requested a Wassail fragrance for the holiday season. Intrigued, we investigated. While we are disappointed that we've never attended a holiday party that serves this hot, spiced punch, the fragrance does whet our appetite accordingly. With notes of Tangerine, Juicy Apple, & Orange Zest mixing with Spiced Punch (Fresh Ginger, Cinnamon Stick, Nutmeg and Clove Bud) and a touch of sweetness with some Vanilla Musk, this fragrance makes our taste buds water. Because of the Vanilla, it does discolor and the fragrance does amazing in CP soap.
Vanilla Content: 4.4%
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I loved this scent as soon as I opened the bottle, and I'm so sad to hear that Brambleberry is discontinuing it! The smell is warm and lovely, and it quickly became popular even with my more picky family members. It seems ridiculous to only sell it in such excessive quantities, but I guess I'll just have to stock up before it's discontinued.
I soaped at very low temperatures (70degreesF). Smelled just like how I imagined it! My friends and family enjoyed the smell too! The cold process soap I made with it though was very soft and took weeks to harden, and it never hardened all the way through. I re-batched it, and it was much more manageable.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Simone! I'm so glad you like this fragrance! If your soap has a lot of soft oils, like olive oil, it can take longer to unmold and harden. Adding more hard oils, like coconut and palm oil, can help make your bars firmer. Adding 1 tsp. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water helps create a firmer bar as well! You can read more in the Sunday Night Spotlight: Sodium Lactate post. I'll be emailing you personally to talk more.
Made this for the first time this year in CP soap. Worked fabulously - had no problem with seizing. I LOVE the scent. It is similar to the original Feliz Navidad, maybe a little fruitier. I think it is my favorite scent this year. I cannot understand why it was a poor seller - it is a really fantastic scent. I will have to make another order soon before it becomes discontinued!
I love this spiced apple cider scent. I prepared my work area thoroughly, anticipating this fragrance to be fast moving in CP soap. I soaped at around 70 degrees for both lye water and oils and it was beautiful to work with. I did not experience any seizing or ricing. In fact, I was able to texture the top with creamy swirls before I set it aside. A little goes a long way with this fragrance - I stuck with a middle amount of fragrance per the fragrance oil calculator and the scent was quite strong in my CP soap and has remained strong 10 months later. I highly recommend giving this scent a try - especially if you love warm apple cider!
I purchased this fragrance after reading several posts about how wonderful it was and smelling it first hand at a craft show and thought it smelled great! I soaped it in cp and, to me, it smells just like bubblegum. I do not get any spicy notes at all in it. It did not accelerate trace and I was able to do a 3 color in the pot swirl and 3 days later, the batch is still too soft to unmold. I am going to give it a good cure and re-evaluate. Seems to stick well as I can smell it just walking up to the mold sitting on my kitchen counter.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Haven, if this fragrance was not your favorite and are looking for something spicier, I would recommend the
Arabian Spice Fragrance Oil, Spiced Cider Fragrance Oil,or the
Christmas Spice Fragrance Oil.
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