Pronunciation Guide to MMS Products, Part 2

Monday and Tuesday had some great posts from jaspersgarden and shelikesspring. Both of you rose beyond the call of duty and had some wonderful pictures and text! As I promised, both of you will be sent the gift certificates as well as some very fun gifts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise!

Yesterday, I covered the pronunciation of the new fragrances, but what about the some of the fragrances and essential oils that have been in the catalog for some time? Let’s start alphabetically with the essential oils!

Bergamot Essential Oil: Bur-guh-mot. Bergamot is used in a black tea blend called Earl Grey Tea. Bergamot definitely has some great fun notes to add the the overall citrusy appeal of the essential oil.

Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil: Ewe-cal-ip-tus Sit-re-o-door-a. Lemon Eucalyptus is also another name for this wonderful essential oil. Eucalyptus Citriodora is not as medicinal smelling as Eucalyptus and is very a enjoyable essential oil to add to your collection.

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil: Lit-see-a Cu-beb-a. I’ve found the best way to describe Litsea Cubeba is with two words, lemony herbs. Ah, a beautiful combination and great for any who adore lemon.

Peppermint Essential Oil, Williamette Valley: Wi-lam-it. Willamette Valley Peppermint is greener in notes than a traditional peppermint. This is great for those that don’t care for Peppermint, but they do enjoy Spearmint.

Now I’m finished with the essential oils, so let’s move on to the fragrance oils.

Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil: Ah-wa-poo-ee See-bear-ee. Awaphui Seaberry is one of the fragrances we recommend for a fresh clean unisex scent. In Hawaiian, Awapuhi means White Ginger. This fragrance has hints of the beautiful flower of the White Ginger plant, as well as melon and berry notes and a whiff of the sea breeze! Close your eyes and enjoy the Hawaiian Islands!

Bergamot & Chamomile Fragrance Oil: Bur-guh-mot and Cam-uh-meel. This has been a staff favorite since it was introduced and most of our staff loves the pick-me-up feeling it seems to evoke.

Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil: Kahy-loo-ah. This fragrance can trick even those that live on the Hawaiian Islands and smell the tuber roses that grow there. Why buy a plane ticket to the Hawaiian Islands when you can be transported there with Kailua Bay?

Now I’ve covered the fragrance and essential oils that I know have had questions about pronunciation in the past. Since I’m on a roll with the pronunciation, I’ll share products from the Additives section of the catalog.

Allantoin: uh-lan-toh-in. Allantoin has been used as a skin protectant and is also used for its ability to hasten the growth of new and healthy tissue.

Dipropylene Glycol: Dahy-proh-puh-leen Glahy-kawl. While some people stumble over the pronunciation and just call this DPG for short, you will impress others with your ability to pronounce this.

Isopropyl Myristate: Ahy-suh-proh-pil My-ris-tate. Isopropyl Myristate or also known as IPM, is used to help reduce the greasy feeling in lotions and creams. Use the oils you want, but don’t keep the greasy feel!

Natrasorb: Nay-tra-sawrb. Natrasorb is frequently used to add fragrance to bath salts, and make bath fizzies lighter. This is such a fluffy powder, but it is lots of fun!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate: Soh-dee-uhm Lawr-il Suhl-foh-as-i-teyt. Whew! That one definitely takes a mouthful and talking slowly. This is great for making foaming bath salts or foaming bath bombs. Check out the Foaming Fruity Layers on the blog for a great idea! You can also add Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate to your Melt and Pour Soap for more bubbles. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also called SLSA.

Squalane: Skwey-leyn. Squalane is a cousin to the squalene (skwey-leen) that naturally occurs in our skin. Rub your finger on the side of your nose and then place your finger on a smooth surface like glass or plastic. Can you see the finger print? That is the squalene that your skin produces. I love squalane for the moisturizing capabilities it has without the greasy feeling.

Tomorrow I’ll share the pronunciation for the fixed oils. I hope these have helped you!

Don’t forget about the Food Soap Show & Tell for Father’s Day. I’m looking forward to seeing your bacon soaps!


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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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