Monday, November 30, 2020

Reviewing Fragrance Oils from Bramble Berry

 I have recently begun making my own soaps. While making soaps, I've started to purchase fragrance oils and I am already learning which fragrances I prefer. Which fragrance oils I can depend on. Bramble Berry is quickly becoming my favorite fragrance oil supplier.

Reviewing Bramble Berry fragrance oils 


Bramble Berry Fragrance Oils

I discovered Bramble Berry while looking for video tutorials related to soap-making.  They have a channel with many tutorials. I learned that they also offer supplies: molds, fragrances, oils, and more. Initially, I continued ordering supplies from Amazon - based on fragrance rather than brand or supplier.

One shipment from Amazon (from one of "these sellers") arrived and despite seemingly being packaged adequately (including bubble wrap) the oils had leaked making both a mess and triggered a migraine from the over-powering scent.

Other fragrances I've ordered work great in Melt & Pour soap recipes, but end up loosing strength in the cold process soaps I'm learning to make.

So far, the fragrance oils from Bramble Berry have been wrapped so that they don't break or leak during shipping. The lids are taped (or shrink wrapped?) to ensure they do not leak. These fragrances are rich-smelling and as described. The Bramble Berry scents remain through the saponification process (when the lye and oils turn to soap while some of the other scents I've used have weakened to the point of creating a nearly unscented soap.

The Bramble Berry fragrance is immediately one of my favorite oils. I have a cold process wine soap loaf curing now. The apartment smells divine. The Bramble Berry site describes this fragrance as:

"It is a sweet scent of bergamot, blackberry, raspberry, peony, honeysuckle, and violet leaf. Notes of white woods, golden amber, and musk add complexity and depth"

Even if you aren't interested in making soaps, people use fragrance oils for a variety of things: lotions, home and office oil diffusers, cleaning supplies, vaporizers, candles, and more.  

Pros:

  • wonderful, rich scents that smell as described
  • scents that remain through the saponification process; creating wonderful scented soaps
  • a variety of fragrances to choose from
  • packaged to prevent breaks or leaks
Cons:
  • compared to Amazon prime's very quick delivery, receiving an order from Bramble Berry takes longer (but delivery is within the time frame given).
  • some of the packing (padding) materials are large in size and while they are printed with recycle symbols, it seems like a lot. (Then again - I'd complain if the bottles leaked during transit wouldn't I?)
If you are interested in learning more about Bramble Berry, visit their website.

Related Link: Bulk Apothecary (Nature's Oils) on Amazon

When I MUST have a fragrance a few days sooner than Bramble Berry can pack and deliver, I do order with confidence from Amazon. But only when I order from the Bulk Apothecary Amazon store. They offer a "Nature's Oils" line of fragrance oils. 

My favorite scents from Nature's Oils are the Cinnamon, Orange, Clove and the Roasted Oatmeal Stout.





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6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are enjoying the discovery of 'what works' and 'what doesn't work' while honing your new soap-making skills, Dawn Rae. My daughter has often used fragrance oils around her house as simply Home Scents, so I know these oils work in many ways for many different things. I will have to tell her about Bramble Berry.

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  2. Isn't is amazing what you need to learn when you begin a new hobby. It's almost like going back to school, but, here you know you want to learn what they are teaching......Good for you, to be making all these discoveries and sharing your knowledge with us. When I get the new hobby itch, I will look back at these posts, because soap-making is one of the things that really does interest me. Thanks Dawn Rae!

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  3. This is truly a wonderful review! It is imperative to have the right suppliers when working with scents, or any craft for that matter. Like you, I get migraines from strong smells & perfumes. Thanks for doing the testing and letting us know which company is dependable and recommended for soap making. Definitely want scents that are not overpowering, but are sustainable through the soap making process.

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  4. Quality makes a huge difference for any type of scented product, from perfumes to scented candles! I’m grateful to you for sharing your two favorite suppliers of high quality fragrance oils for candle making and other uses. From the description of Bramble Berry’s signature fragrance, it sounds like one that I would love, too!

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  5. I am very impressed that you are making your own soaps! I think finding the right supplier who is reliable, consistent and has a quality product is essential.Thank you for sharing your discoveries with us in this great review.

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  6. I'm so impressed with you making your own soaps - wow, that sounds fun and rewarding. I can honestly see how taking this on as a hobby could get seriously addictive!

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