Category Archives: Fragrances

Spring Green Perfume Stick

springI love spring time. There is something about watching the snow slowly melt and see blades of green make their way out of the landscape that is rejuvenating to the soul. Today I wanted to make a perfume stick that is the epitome of spring and rejuvenation. Come join me!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solution
Beeswax
Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Mini Deodorant Tubes

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The Impact of Odor

smellMost of us take our sense of smell for granted but we forget how much of an impact it has on our lives. Our sense of smell is tied very strongly to our memory. Certain scents will bring back strong memories. Perhaps the smell of baby powder can reminds you of when your kids were little. Lily of the Valley reminds me of my grandmother’s perfume. What are other aromas you have associated with memories? Do the scents of baked goods, smoke or leather invoke memories for you?

Because our sense of smell can cause almost immediate sensory recall, how can we use this to our advantage? There are a lot of ways to do this but one of my personal favorites is to choose a single perfume to take with me on a vacation. I use that fragrance exclusively during the vacation and when I get home, I put that bottle away for a few weeks. When I am needing a break and to decompress, I dig that perfume from out of my vanity drawer and spritz it on. I am immediately whisked back to my vacation and all of the delightful memories associated with that perfume.

How would you use the power of sensory recall to your advantage? How else might you use sensory recall? I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Taylor

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Sweet and Sassy Punch Party Room Spray

I love this sassy skunk! Everyone likes to smell good!
I love this sassy skunk! Everyone likes to smell good!

It is a new year and I am loving it! While I didn’t exactly make resolutions, I did make some goals and some plans for the new year. In the spirit of fresh starts, I wanted to make a new room spray for my home. I wanted something fun, fresh, sweet and just a little sassy. Prepare to have your socks knocked off. This room spray is fast and simple. How simple you ask? Just two ingredients simple!

Remember that using this room spray over hard surface floors may make them slippery. When over a hard surface, spray lightly. It is better to spray again in 15 minutes if you want more scent than to create possibly hazardous floors. Just keep that in mind and you shall be fine!

Ingredients
Cyclomethicone
Punch Party Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

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Easy Breezy Room Sprays

Fragrance Samples!
It is easier than ever to make a room spray or body splash!

It is always nice to have plenty of stocking stuffers on hand but sometimes you only have so much time on hand to makes those stocking stuffers happen. Room and body sprays just happen to be ultra simple to make. I love how I can make 64 or more room sprays in less than 30 minutes. Let me share my little secret!

Remember that using this room spray over hard surface floors may make them slippery.  Just keep that in mind and you shall be fine!

Ingredients
Cyclomethicone
Wild Mint & Ivy Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

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Easily Make Your Own of Oatmeal Cookie Scent

It is the finally time of year that I can bake to my heart’s content without making the entire house feel like it is the same temperature as the outside! While I’m well known for my brownies and lemon bars, I enjoy making simple oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal cookie inspiration. Photo credit to slgckgc. https://www.flickr.com/photos/slgc/3323283622/
Oatmeal cookie inspiration. Photo credit to slgckgc. https://www.flickr.com/photos/slgc/3323283622/
I was recently asked to make a fragrance blend that would smell like oatmeal cookies and I couldn’t keep this yummy blend under wraps. After making this blend, I had everyone in the warehouse sniff and there wasn’t a single person who didn’t love it! I’ve been asked if we can make wax tarts with this blend, so I’m sure you will love this in soaps, lotions and room fresheners.

Oatmeal Cookies Blend:

2 parts Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
1 part Brown Sugar & Spice Fragrance Oil

Try this blend and let us know what you think!

Andee

*This picture was taken by slgckgc and is available under the Creative Commons License.

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Scented Wax Figurines – An Elegant Way to Scent Your Home

Finished Wax Figurines
Finished Wax Figurines Aren’t they cute?!

Yesterday I shared how to make wax tarts. They are so simple and easy to do. However not everyone can or is comfortable using wax melters. Dormitories and apartments often have a ban on candles and melters. Not to worry! You can still scent your living space using a wax figurine. They are such an elegant way to softly scent your home.

Weighing Soy Wax
Weighing Soy Wax

I really like scented wax figurines because they not only add fragrance but can also add decor. If the wax figures are not producing much scent, place them by a window or heater vent. They will release more fragrance. It is also important to remember to place these wax figures on a pedestal where they can’t damage your furniture. You can even recycle and reuse something like an old pickle jar to layer these cute little figurines in! It looks great and smells awesome.

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Carnauba Wax
Mineral Oil
Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Mulberry Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

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Simple Solid Perfume – Making Fragrance Alluring and Transportable

Gathered Ingredients
Gathered Ingredients

I just got my hands on the fabulous fragrance oil Just For You and I thought it would be great in a solid perfume. This fantastic fragrance reminds me of spring and fresh flowers. Making a solid perfume is an excellent way to enjoy your favorite fragrances. They are so simple to create and they are great for when you want to freshen up on the go. Just for You fragrance oil is a superb blend of  flourishing peonies, exquisite lilacs,  budding roses, delicate violets and alluring gardenia buds. Let’s gather up some supplies and I will share with you an easy way to make your own amazing solid perfumes to go. Are you ready?

 

Ingredients
Shea Butter Lip Solution
Beeswax
Fragrance Oil
Containers – Daisy Butter Pots
Equipment
Scale
Pipettes

 

Recipe:
1 – .63 lb jar Shea Butter Lip Solutions
1 oz Beeswax
1/2 oz Just for You Fragrance Oil

Directions:

Weighing out beeswax
Weighing out beeswax

After gathering all the ingredients together, weigh out 1 oz of Beeswax and add to the full jar of Shea Butter Lip Solutions. This jar will go into the microwave until melted; use short bursts of 20-30 seconds at a time in the microwave until beeswax and lip solutions are almost fully melted and can be stirred together. Once everything is liquid, add half of a one ounce bottle of Just for You Fragrance Oil. (If you will be using a different fragrance, please check appropriate usage rates that are allowed for that fragrance. Your safety is so important. If you need help calculating usage rates, please let us know! We are here to help!)

Stir until completely combined and using a pipette transfer the melted product into containers. I’m using the Daisey Pots. They are so cute that they are perfect for in your purse or even on your vanity. Your solid perfume can be applied directly to your pulse points. I love how a solid perfume keeps the scent close to my skin, giving it greater allure. What an easy way to enjoy your favorite fragrance!

Adding beeswax to lip solution
Adding beeswax to lip solution

As you may tell in the photos, I filled several pots. I have plenty to share! These samples will be going out in orders soon so if you would like to sample this new fragrance then let us know in the notes section of your next order. Hurry before they are all gone!

Enjoy!

Tonya

Adding fragrance to solution
Adding fragrance to solution
Filling daisy pots
Filling daisy pots
Cooling filled pots
Cooling filled pots
Finished samples
Finished samples
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Make Your Own Yummy Speculoos Cookie Butter Scent

Weighing Essential Oils
Weighing Essential Oils

I adore Speculoos cookies but my favorite is the cookie butter that is available. I love it on sandwiches but my favorite place to use it is on freshly made crepes. Did you know that one of Trader Joe’s® top selling items is their Speculoos Cookie Butter? (I can totally understand why. Can anyone say “Yummy?”) Today I wanted to make a scent blend that smells just like Speculoos Cookie Butter. I mean, if you can eat it, why not smell like it too!

Weighing Essential Oils
Weighing Essential Oils

I love how simple it is to make this scent blend. Sometimes blending can be stressful and intimidating for me. It is even harder when the scent blend is close but not quite there. I find that asking friends and family what they think of a blend to be very helpful. They are often able to give ideas and pointers that I might otherwise not have thought of.

Tomorrow we will be using this scent blend in a lotion. I am so excited for tomorrow. Can this get any better?

Ingredients
Frosted Cupcakes Fragrance Oil
Ginger Essential Oil
Clove Essential Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Glass Mixing Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Glass Storage Bottle

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Sweetie Pie Fragrance Oil Samples

Sweetie Pie Cream
Sweetie Pie Cream

Imagine opening up the oven to a hot, bubbling pie. The kitchen fills with the smell of sweet berries, crisp rhubarb and a hint of tart lemon. This is what our new Sweetie Pie Fragrance Oil smells like to me. (Gosh, I think I just might be getting hungry.) This fragrance is fresh and absolutely scrumptious.

In order to share this lovely fragrance with you, I decided to make several samples for our shipping department. I am even going to share my recipe with you!

Ingredients
Body Milk Base
Sweetie Pie Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

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Sea Glass Salt Potpourri

Sea Glass Salt Potpourri
Sea Glass Salt Potpourri

I really like using salt potpourri to scent my house rather than use candles or even light warmers. I can be a little forgetful and I don’t want the fire hazard that comes with forgetting to turn off a lamp or blowing out a candle. None of my favorite scents are worth risking the roof over my head.

That being said, I still want to have my home smell nice. Here is where salt potpourri comes to my rescue. It is visually pleasing and requires very little care. I can place it in glass or ceramic dishes or vases. I can even color it or even make it sparkle. I also don’t have to worry about whiskers or fingers getting burned on hot lights.

Ingredients
Extra Large Crystal Salt
Ocean Blue Color, Premixed
Lemon Yellow Color, Premixed
Grape Color, Premixed
Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
907 grams Extra Large  Crystal Salt
Q.S. Ocean Blue Color, Premixed
Q.S. Lemon Yellow Color, Premixed
Q.S. Grape Color, Premixed
3 grams Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
32 oz Extra Large  Crystal Salt
Q.S. Ocean Blue Color, Premixed
Q.S. Lemon Yellow Color, Premixed
Q.S. Grape Color, Premixed
0.11 oz Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
99% Extra Large  Crystal Salt
Q.S. Ocean Blue Color, Premixed
Q.S. Lemon Yellow Color, Premixed
Q.S. Grape Color, Premixed
1% Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil

 

Half the washed salt
Half the washed salt

Measure out your salt into a colander. By rinsing off the dust, you get clear, glass looking pieces of salt. I like the appearance of washed salt vs. unwashed salt. If you like the appearance of the unwashed salt, go ahead and skip this step.

Adding Lemon Yellow and Grape Color
Adding Lemon Yellow and Grape Color

Shake as much water as you can off the salt. Pour half of the damp salt into a plastic bag. Add the premixed Ocean Blue Color and Lemon Yellow Color to the salt. Once you have achieved the color you desire, shake well.

With the other half of the washed salt, add the premixed GrapeColor and Lemon Yellow Color to the salt. Once you have achieved the color you desire, shake well.

Half the unwashed salt
Half the unwashed salt

Spread the damp salt out on a layer of paper towels or cardboard and let it dry. Once the salt has dried, mix the two colors of salt together. Now you can add your fragrance.

I like to start out with a small amount of fragrance and adding a few drops of fragrance oil every few weeks to keep the scent strong and fresh. If you add a lot of fragrance to the salt up front, it is often too strong.

Adding Ocean Blue Color
Adding Ocean Blue Color

Taylor

P.S. Try this sea glass potpourri with any ocean type scent. Consider our Lighthouse, Rain Orchid or even Green Mango!

 

 

 

 

Adding Lemon Yellow Color
Adding Lemon Yellow Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dried Salt
Dried Salt
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