I love the holidays. People are happy and share plenty of joy and cheer. I especially love the drinks that come out only during Christmas. Egg Nog, Orange Wassail, Peppermint Cocoa, and my personal favorite Chai Lattes. Mmm. I have been dreaming of a Chai Latte Flavor since probably Halloween. The best thing about this blend is that it doubles as a flavor and fragrance blend! In my spare time, I have tested and fidgeted with ideas and samples. I made so many samples it drove me crazy! The test vials littered my desk, the kitchen, and even my purse. Honestly, I sweated bullets over this thing. However, I persevered and at last, I achieved a successful and desirable result! Yea! I hope you can all test and enjoy this wonderful blend.
To make the Chai Latte Blend, I used:
6 parts Black Pepper Essential Oil
6 parts Coriander Essential Oil
10 parts Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
6 parts Clove Leaf Essential Oil
6 parts Chinese Star Anise Essential Oil
25 parts Natural Vanilla Oil
I converted the parts into grams and made a batch of this Chai Latte blend. Tomorrow I will cover making a Chai Latte Lip Balm. Yum! (P.S. For all of you Chai Latte lovers, now you can have great lips, all the flavor, and best of all, no calories! What a score!)
I was personally surprised at what ended up in this blend. Anise? In Chai?! No way! Black pepper. Can’t be. Too savory. Coriander? Ok, I guess. Before this project, I thought of Chai containing Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, and Ginger. Alas, we do not have nutmeg or ginger essential oils. (Not yet anyway.) So I had to be creative. I was surprised at how similar this blend is to the local coffee shop’s Chai Lattes. I even went around town to test Chai Lattes, then my blend. Wow! It was like I had concentrated what was in my cup! For all of the spice and chai lovers, this is a must-try!
I would love to hear what you want to see this Chai Latte Blend made into. Lip gloss, creams, let me know, and we will feature it!
Sounds good enough to eat! I’m tempted to try this in a lip balm. Yum!
I recently purchased all the essential oils with the intentions of making a Chi Tea soap. I have not made yet as I was missing the black pepper which I believe I ordered last week. I am happy to see the recipes and will attempt the soap within the next week or so. I also will try the lip balm too. Your mix sounds wonderful. I never realized that pepper was a big part of the chi flavoring either. I also bought some coffee EO that I am anxious to try in a coffee soap. I typically like the fruit and herb blends but thought I might like some of the foody scents too.
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You have done a fantastic job with this kitten! I have enjoyed following her progress. Congratulations!
Oops! Meant to post the kitten comment under the latest blog post. The Chai Latte is impressive also and I will try it out!
what benefits dose this oil have health wise?
I am not sure of the health benefits that this blend has. It was formulated to scent reasons, not for health reasons.
I bought the blend a few months ago and it really is wonderful! A friend/customer said is the best scent I’ve ever used in soap. I came back to buy more and now I can’t find it on the website! Am I just not seeing it or is it really gone? If it is, I hope you bring it back, and I’ll keep checking periodically to see if you do.
Amy, I am sorry. This blend is temporarily out of stock. It will return!
When this blend comes back is it actually called “Chai Latte Blend”. Would love to purchase it when you have it to make cp soap. Any idea when it might be back in stock?
Here is the link:
This blend is available now. 😉
I missed it and have been checking back periodically. I really hope you intend to restock at some point. If you do, I promise that I’ll buy at least a pound, and probably 2! I have bought several chai latte blends from other places and nothing comes close to smelling as nice as the tiny bit of this I have left.
We are waiting for pricing on Coriander to drop. If we can get this essential oil, we will release it to the catalog. You can always e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when we think this blend will be available again.
I would like to make the chai latte blend for a batch of CP soap, but the description for Natural Vanilla Oil suggests it not be used in soap. Can another type of vanilla be used in place of natural vanilla or will the natural vanilla still hold-up in CP soap?
This blend worked well in cold process soap with little problem. I hope this helps! If you want more vanilla, I recommend using our Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil instead.
How do you figure the parts for the blend into grams/ounces?
There are a total of 59 parts in this recipe, so we do the math like this: Part amount divided by 59. So Black Pepper looks like 6/59=.10 or 10%. Then once you have all the percentages, then you can do the math like described in this post: Math, Math and the Math when Making Lotions from Scratch – Part 4 of 4.
Here are the percentages for you!
10% Black Pepper Essential Oil
10% Coriander Essential Oil
17% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
10% Clove Leaf Essential Oil
10% Chinese Star Anise Essential Oil
43% Natural Vanilla Oil
I will definitely be trying this out! The only item I don’t have is the coriander, and I’ve never used it before to have a reference 🙁 I will mix all the other EO’s and see if I can approximate it. Thanks so much for sharing this!!
I’ve noticed that some suppliers have clove bud essential oil, and others have clove leaf. Is there actually a difference between the two, or do they have different properties and/or smell?
Yes, clove leaf is approved for use on the skin- clove bud is not.
I tried this in soap and its wonderful! Thank you!
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Hello, what % for cp soap and for lip balm? I love this blend
For cold process soap I might try 1.5%. For lip balm I would use 0.2%