Fragrance Friday: Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil

It’s getting to be the time of year that baked goods are on my mind. I love vanilla scents, and Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil has to be one of my favorites.

From our catalog:

A wondrous vanilla indulgence. This one will definitely heat up your holidays and your senses with its luxurious sweet vanilla notes accompanied by a sprinkle of spice and last but not least perfectly accented with a touch of freshly roasted hazelnuts.

Today I’m going to add this delectable fragrance to some hand cream so I can really enjoy the smell. I’ll use a bit of Cocoa Butter in the cream to play off the vanilla notes. I think it will be decadent!

Join me in the workroom for a quick and simple making adventure.

Vanilla Hazelnut Hand Cream

70% Water
7% Aloe Vera Butter
6% Cocoa Butter
5% Sweet Almond Oil
2% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Glycerin
2% Stearic Acid
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil

100-gram Test Batch

70 grams Water
7 grams Aloe Vera Butter
6 grams Cocoa Butter
5 grams Sweet Almond Oil
2 grams Isopropyl Myristate
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Glycerin
2 grams Stearic Acid
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil

12 ounces

8.4 ounces Water
0.84 ounce Aloe Vera Butter
0.72 ounce Cocoa Butter
0.6 ounce Sweet Almond Oil
0.24 ounce Isopropyl Myristate
0.48 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.36 ounce Glycerin
0.24 ounce Stearic Acid
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.06 ounce Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil


Add all but the Liquid Germall Plus and fragrance to a microwave-safe container. Heat in 30-second bursts until ingredients are melted. Make sure your formulation reaches at least 165ºF (74ºC) to ensure the Stearic Acid melts completely.

Ingredients weighed prior to heating.

Ingredients being mixed after heating.

When the mixture has cooled below 120ºF (49ºC), add the preservative and fragrance. Mix well and quickly pour into jars. If you’re making a small test batch, you may want to scrape the lotion into a baggie and pipe it into the jars. It will set up pretty fast.

Allow the lotion to cool completely before adding lids.

Finished Vanilla Hazelnut Hand Cream.


I’m smitten! The combination of the Vanilla Hazelnut and the hint of chocolate from the Cocoa Butter make this lotion smell divine. The consistency is thick without being stiff. When rubbing into my hands, it penetrated fairly quickly, leaving a powdery, oily residue that takes some time to fully work in. This is the kind of cream you’ll want to use when you have a few minutes’ break from working with your hands. It took about 5 minutes before I felt my hands were ready to return to doing things.

We’ve had our first snow, and now that I’m wearing gloves all the time, my hands and cuticles are so dry! I’m looking for this cream to make a big difference and smell great doing it!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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