FRAGRANCE OIL NOTES
THE MAJORITY of our Fragrance Oils are packed by weight. Not volume. You might have a bottle that appears to be "fuller" than another bottle. Each oil is comprised of different raw materials and will weigh differently giving you a different fill line. Some will look taller or shorter in the bottle depending on the weight of the oil. Most citrus based oils will appear "fuller" in your bottles. Please take a moment to weigh your bottles before you call, thinking you have been shorted. Each bottle is individually weighed for complete accuracy.
LTD QTY means we are not restocking that oil and a limited supply is all we have available.
DISCO OR DISCONTINUED OILS are oils we are not going to restock.
1 lb Fragrance Oils equal 16 ounces and is in liquid form.
WAX/FRAGRANCE OILS: Since products may differ from batch to batch, we cannot guarantee that all batches will be identical. Therefore, we do not accept returns for credits or exchanges. Please check the details of each product for complete information regarding that product.
Fragrance oils are derived from natural, raw materials. Because of the materials being used, oils may vary in color and even in smell from "batch to batch". Our oils are manufactured upon demand and it is likely that the exact same raw materials used prior are no longer available when ordered a new "batch".
Due to the high concentration of our fragrance oils, we suggest that you test them in products before calling us. Fragrance oils will smell different in finished products than they do out of the bottle.
BODACIOUS BUY FRAGRANCE OILS: These oils are bought in large quantity to keep the price as low as possible. They are not discontinued oils; they are oils we stock on a regular basis but at a discounted price. To keep the pricing and overhead as low as possible, we do not offer samples or 4-ounce sizes.
We offer a variety of fragrance oils and introduce new fragrance oils to our line on a regular basis. Sometimes, we have no choice but to discontinue fragrance oils that don't sell as quickly as they used to. We hate to discontinue as much as you do. In order to grow, we need the warehouse space. The oils are generally marked down until we sell out. If you are unhappy to see an oil go, let us know, we can special order these oils for you if you want to purchase in bulk.
We are dedicated to offering an exclusive line of superior candle supplies and fragrance oils for candles at competitive pricing. Our fragrance oils are super strong, uncut, concentrated and can be used for Candlemaking, soap making, diffusers, electric warmers, oil burners, perfumes, lotions, scrubs, body sprays, room sprays, linen sprays and more. Not all scents are created equal; just because an oil has the same name as a different supplier doesn't mean it is the same oil. Some suppliers will copycat scents, but that doesn't mean they buy from the same manufacturer or it will be the same quality.
We are listing all SDS, IFRA and EU Allergen sheets with our fragrance oils as a link under the product picture. If you need one, we do not have listed yet, simply send us an email and we will make sure you get a copy. Not all oils are phthalate free; be sure to check the SDS sheet to verify for yourself before purchasing.
We test in-house and utilize several other people and customers for testing purposes. Every oil is tested prior to being added to the Scent List. We test only in JUST SCENT wax. We do not test in gel and do not offer gel results.
Our fragrance oils perform well in all wax types. We list soy results as soy can be harder to scent with certain types of fragrance oils. Most JS oils are phthalate free and bath and body safe. We have provided SDS sheets so you can make informed decisions prior to making a purchase.
We all have discriminative tastes and we all form different opinions. We all have a different sense of smell. The same fragrance can smell different to ten different people. Some people go strictly by an “out of bottle” smell test; we do not suggest this as oils will smell completely different in wax or your desired application. We suggest that you try a sample. We offer samples at a very reasonable price. Give us a call if you have any questions. Ultimately, we are challenged on our opinion; we feel it is best for you to come to your own conclusion by doing your own testing with our samples and 4-ounce oils we also offer.
All fragrance oils have their own distinctive characteristics. Some require much less, some require more. We have scents that work well using as little as 6% per pound and others that might require 8% per pound. Once again, your nose and testing will determine how much you will want to use. We recommend that you test first. Start with the amount of scent you would normally use and adjust as you test. At that point, you will know if you need to add more or use less fragrance oil.
Make sure you are using the right sized wick. Some scents require a larger or smaller wick. Only testing will determine what size wick you need. How your candle is wicked will have a direct result in how well and how much of a scent throw you will get. You may have a fabulous scent, but if your candle is not properly wicked, you will not get a good scent throw. A candle that has a poor scent throw is not always the fault of the fragrance oil; the wick plays a very important part in getting the best scent throw.
When making bath and body products, just because an oil is marked bath and body safe does not mean someone won't be allergic. Be very careful when making body products that have any cinnamon in them. Someone could or will have a reaction to them.
Fragrance Oils are not used for making lip balms. You would need specially approved flavors and fragrances for lip balms because you "eat" lip balm. It falls under a separate classification and all the ingredients must be "GRAS" (Generally Recognized As Safe) for eating.
Fragrance Oils are NOT Essential Oils. Fragrance Oils are man-made; synthetic. They are not natural - even if they have some 100% natural essential oils in their blend. Being Phthalate Free, does not mean they are natural. Essential Oils can be all natural - depending on the grade you purchase. An essential oil is derived from a botanical, (fruit, leaf, root, stem, seed and/or flower) via cold press process or steam distillation. Example - Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil is NOT an essential oil - you can see where that is impossible as there are no Red Velvet Cake plants :)
FRAGRANCE OILS ARE NOT USED FOR VAPING!
We offer a variety of different types of oils; we are always looking for unique and complex fragrance oils. Please do not judge them just by smell out of the bottle. Some oils might be a bit light in wax but are fabulous in bath and body products. Some oils are just not designed to be a huge “in your face” scent. It doesn't mean it is not a good oil; it is just designed to be a lighter scent.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE - The average shelf life of fragrance oils is about one year. It depends on time, temperature, and exposure to air and light. For best results, we suggest purchasing only enough fragrance that you will use within a time frame of 6 months to a year.
Another variable is the shelf life of the raw materials used to make up the fragrance. If there are more natural ingredients in the formula, it can spoil more quickly. We recommend that you store fragrance oils in a cool dark place away from light and heat. In case you need to let the oils sit for over one year, we recommend testing each fragrance in a candle before making a large batch.
Direct sunlight and UV rays are especially damaging to all oil types. Repeated exposure to any light source may be damaging to oils as well. Store your bottles in a room that does not receive much, if any direct sunlight. Store your bottles in a manner that prevents them from being repeatedly exposed to light sources. Store your oils in a room that is kept cool and dry.
When a bottle of any type of oil is left partially full, the oxygen that is inside the bottle reacts with the oil and will begin to oxidize. This process can cause oils to become rancid more quickly. With fragrance oils, oxidization causes the volatile components to permanently separate (at this point, shaking the bottle will not do any good). Oxygen is definitely the enemy to fragrance oils. Don't over tighten your bottle lids; they could potentially break and allow oxygen in, but do always keep all bottle lids caps screwed tightly onto each of your oils.
Fragrance Oils are manufactured to be used in some sort of application. They are 100% concentrated. They may be very strong just by sniffing out of the bottle. They can and will smell totally different once they have been added to your application. To get the true, full effect of the fragrance oil, you really need to test it in your wax or your bath and body products and not just by "out of bottle".
If you find white crystals or white chunks in some fragrance oils - The white crystals are the vanillin that has frozen in these frigid temperatures. We are in Ohio. It is very cold during winter months; once the boxes have left our warehouse, they are on a cold truck for several days depending on where you live. They travel a long way in cold, freezing temps. Some oils can "freeze" when stored in a very cool environment.
Heat a pan of water, remove the pan from the heat. Drop the entire bottle in the hot water and the vanillin will melt. Your oil is not compromised - just cold.
When fragrances get cold, some of the components can get cold and freeze, just like ice. You can try heating the fragrance up slowly in a double boiler, with the lid off, until the ice-like chunks disappear. Place the lid on your fragrance and shake well. You can also heat the fragrance up in the microwave, without the lid on, on short 10-20-second bursts as well.
Due to the high concentration of our fragrance oils, we suggest that you test them in products before calling us; fragrance oils smell different in finished products than they do out of the bottle. Citrus fragrances can sometimes have a fuel type aroma. Fragrance used in bath and body products may discolor and make the product thin. We suggest testing prior to making large quantities of your finished goods.
What is flashpoint? The flashpoint is the temperature at which a fragrance can combust if exposed to open flame or spark. Adding fragrance oil to wax that is above the flashpoint will not cause it to combust. With fragrance at room temperature and no flame there is no cause for concern. If the fragrance oil is added to wax and poured soon it will not lose strength. However, we do not recommend repeatedly cooling and reheating batches of fragranced wax. Limiting your batch size to an amount you can pour right away is always better.
Flashpoints are shown for two main reasons; customers who make gel candles and air shipments. Gel wax manufacturers recommend using fragrances with flashpoints over 170° F in their gel waxes. Fragrance Oils with low flashpoints cannot be shipped via Air.
Fragrance Oils do not have full ingredient disclosure; they fall under 'Trade Secret' status with the FDA so simply putting "Fragrance" on an ingredient list will suffice.
There are over 3500 materials (aroma chemicals, essential oils and essential oil components) that are approved for use in fragrance oil manufacturing. Fragrance oils are not regulated or policed by the FDA; they are a self-regulated body. Each individual ingredient is tested for things such as irritation, solvency, absorption, to physical characteristics such as flash point, specific gravity, and flammability as well as more serious things, like carcinogenic indicators etc. Once an ingredient is fully tested, the results are published in a peer-reviewed journal.
A group called 'RIFM' performs all the tests (RIFM stands for Research Institute for Fragrance Materials). The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) is an international organization that represents fragrance manufacturers. IFRA takes the data and reports from RIFM, evaluates it and publishes guidelines for usage. IFRA will make recommendations for which raw materials are safe to use in fragrance oils. Our manufacturers all follow IFRA's guidelines and use only RIFM approved materials in their fragrance oils.