Natures Garden’s Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil is a blended, fruity floral scent. First and foremost, we need to discuss the currant. Basically, there are two distinct fruits that are called currants. First we have the dried zante grape which is like a raisin and is primarily used for baked goods such as scones, currant buns, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mincemeat. Second, we have a fresh, tiny berry that is a distant relative to the gooseberry. The berries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and are either black, red, or white. The black currants are more tart. They have a variety of uses which include preserves, syrups and liqueurs as they are often marketed as “champagne grapes“, but despite the name, they are not used for making champagne. While the red and white are best for eating right out of your hand as they are very small and sweet, with quite an intense flavor of a grape. The currant is very popular fruit in the UK, but is starting to gain fans here in North America.
What Does Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil Smell Like?
A Natures Garden original fragrance, smells like a rich, fruity blend of juicy wild berries and ripe currant highlighted by sparkling citrus and wrapped in a blend of floral infused vanilla.
Top – Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Black Currant
Mid – Mandarin Orange, Peach Nectar, Concord Grape
Bottom – Jasmine Petals, Parma Violet, Vanilla Bean
How Do Our Customers Use Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil?
Well, the answer to depends on your imagination and creativeness. Do you prefer candle making or soap making? Would you like to use Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil for incense and potpourri or for cleaning purposes?
For potpourri and incense, the maximum usage is 50% and for cleaning purposes the maximum usage is 5%. A cotton ball soaked in a couple of drops of Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil can be thrown into a vacuum cleaner bag.
For the soaper in all of us, let’s start with the homemade soaps and bath and body products. The maximum usage is 5%. Coloring suggestions for Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil in soaps is purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. This fragrance oil will discolor to a beige. Vanillin content of this fragrance (this percentage includes all forms of vanillin) is .60%. Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla. However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products. Cold process soap testing results shows no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The scent is very strong. Nice! For other homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil performs well.
For those of us who like to make homemade candles, Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum usage is 10%. Coloring suggestions for this bold, fruity scent is to use 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye and 2 drops of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred purple and black color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.
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