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Fragrance Formulator

This fragrance is part of the Fragrance Formulator Program. It can be used alone or blended with other fragrance formulator oils to create your own unique, signature scents. Use our fragrance wheels (blending card #1, blending card #2) for suggested blends. Top Notes: Top notes are light molecules that evaporate quickly. They provide the first impression of a scent and are very important for creating an impression. They are often a driving factor for selling products. Top notes are sometimes called head notes. Middle Notes: Middle notes are perceived most notably after the top note dissipates. Middle notes are the main body of a fragrance and help transition noses to the bottom notes. Middles notes are also known as heart notes. Bottom Notes: Bottom notes are heavy molecules that evaporate slowly. Bottom notes gives scents depth and longevity. They are often used as fixatives to help boost the strength of top and middle notes, and may take 30 minutes until perceived in a blended scent. Bottom notes are also known as base notes. Directions: How To Blend Scents? Blend two or more scents together to create your signature scent. Here are some tips for blending: 1) Robust scents include a range of notes including top, middle and base notes 2) Formulate your scent! Use blotter sticks and plastic droppers to develop your scent. Drop oils onto blotter sticks while keeping track of the number of drops of each Fragrance Formulator Oil you add. Continue to play with the scent until you've found your favourite blend. 3) Use math to convert the drops into percentages to determine amounts of each fragrance required to make larger batches of your blend. How Much Fragrance Oil Should Be Used In A Product? The amount of fragrance that should be used in a cosmetic or soap formulation depends on three factors: 1) The maximum amount of scent the product base will accept. 2) The maximum IFRA skin safe level. (If you are using your custom blended fragrance, use the lowest IFRA maximum from your different Fragrance Formulator Oils.) 3) The amount of fragrance that smells good in your product. You will look at these three maximum guidelines and use the LOWEST percentage. For example: Desired smell is 5%, making MP soap is 3%, and the IFRA max use is 15%. You should not use more than 3% in your product. This 3% is the lowest of all of those numbers. Maximum Product Base Guidelines: MP Soap: 3% CP, HP, CPOP Soap: 6% Lotions and Scrubs: 1-2% Bath Salts, Fizziest & Tub Soaks: 5-10% IFRA Guidelines: IFRA is a self-regulating trade organization that together with the industry's scientific center RIFM (the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials), establishes usage safety standards for materials that comprise fragrance and essential oils. Additional Information: Fragrance oils that contain vanilla or vanillin will change colour. The colour change can take days, weeks or months and can vary from a light ivory to dark brown. Vanilla Colour Stabilizers will prevent some products from changing colour. Oils that are dark in colour, contain floral notes or spices may in time naturally change colour.