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Apricot Fragrance

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Apricot FragranceApricot Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mmmm, apricots. Apricots are ‘stone fruits’ or drupes, much like almonds and pecans. They’re also very closely related to the peach. Peachy! Europeans long considered apricots to be aphrodisiacs, and they are featured as such in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Oberon, the king of the fairies, puts a spell on Titania, the queen of the fairies, to make her fall in love with the first creature she sees when she awakes. This being a comedy of errors, the first living being she sees upon waking up is Nick Bottom who has been magically given the head of a donkey by the mischievous Puck. Titania demands that her servants feed Bottom all kinds of delicious fruits, including apricots. While the plot is not centered on apricots- it’s still an interesting fact and a good read. Dried apricots are also used as a natural laxative (like prunes) because of their high fiber content. If you have a tummy ache, eating dried apricots may help; but don’t eat this fragrance oil- that will definitely give you a tummy ache or worse. But smelling it will make you feel happy and energized!

What Does Apricot Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The aroma of ripened fresh apricots. This scent is great on its own, or you can come up with your own fragrance combinations.

How Do Our Customers Use Apricot Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This fresh fruity fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this sweet scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring recommendations are to use three drops of coral/orange liquid candle dye  plus 1 drop yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of orange & yellow color block into your melted wax.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this apricot aroma in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, so it is quite unlikely to discolor your bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing results found that this scent performed just about perfectly: no discoloration, no acceleration, no separation, and good scent retention. The only issue is some slight ricing- but that stick blends out! Our coloring recommendations are to use orange & yellow soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.

We’ve also got a neat soap recipe for Apricotie Hottie Soap. This recipe can be made using hot process OR cold process. It’s got Coconut Oil 76 in it, and we know how great that is for our soap and our skin! It also contains skin-softening mango butter, nourishing shea butter, moisturizing avocado oil, and conditioning apricot kernel oil.

Lotions and perfumes! This sweet scent performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in perfumes and lotions is 5%.

Room scents! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fruit fragrance in incense and potpourri is 50%. The apricot aura comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.


Shea Butter Recipes

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Shea butter cold process soap Great Shea Butter Recipes

Shea Butter has amazing benefits for your skin.  The addition of this ingredient in your products will give your merchandise often sought out advantages.  Rich in vitamins a and e, Shea butter is great for reviving and moisturizing skin, hair, and nails.  Plus, Shea butter is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel behind.  Shea butter also does not clog pores, and is gentle enough to use for skin irritations on babies.

Key Points of Shea Butter

Shea butter can help in the removal of age spots, scars, and stretch marks.  It also helps to invigorate collagen production from our bodies, keeping our skin looking healthy, radiant, and supple; therefore reducing sagging skin.

Shea butter is anti inflammatory.  This makes it a perfect ingredient for body products that help to alleviate pain associated with arthritis, sore and achy muscles, and wind/sun/minor heat burns.

Shea butter is a natural moisturizing agent.  This is a great ingredient to use for people that suffer from skin irritations such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.  However, Shea butter is gentle enough to use on babies for diaper rashes.  Also, Shea butter is a superb additive to combat those rougher areas of your body; such as the heels, knees, and elbows.

For hair products, Shea butter is a winner.  Not only does Shea butter help thinning and damaged hair, but it will also promote growth of hair as well.  A perfect bonus to this butter is that it fights dandruff and can even be used as a natural hair conditioner.

Shea butter will also help cracked cuticles and promote healthy nail beds.

A great massage oil, Shea butter allows for penetrating, deep tissues massages and can be scented for aromatherapy reasons.

Here are some phenomenal Shea butter themed recipes for homemade bath and body products:

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