Dilution and Carrier Oils
Posted 19 June 2004 - 07:10 AM
Posted 19 June 2004 - 12:15 PM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 03:08 PM
I think a lot of it depends if the scent will last on your skin when diluted or not. I don't tend to dilute really light scents that fade fast as it is. I like diluting because then I can justify covering myself from head to toe in scent and not feeling as wasteful!
I use apricot kernel oil in a dropper bottle, mostly because messing with amber dropper bottles and mixing scents and oils makes me feel like an alchemist. :P
Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:53 AM
Posted 18 September 2004 - 10:25 AM
This way they are more skin friendly and even the ones with cinnamon shouldn't burn. You can also make your blends last longer than you would using them straight up.
Basically, you just take carrier oil and pour into a clean bottle (if you want to make a bottle of diluted blend) and add a few drops of BPAL of choice. Put the cap on and twirl the contents every now and then before adding more scent.
When it's to your liking, put the cap on tightly (use an airtight bottle) and keep away from heat and sunlight just like any other precious :P
Use as perfume, bath oil etc.
The scent is going to be milder, but that could actually be a good thing with some stronger blends. It takes the "edge" off.
I haven't diluted any BPAL yet, but I do use a lot of carrier oil for my own blends, and personally I would recommend using Jojoba. It's nice and stable and won't go rancid like Almond oil etc.
Hope this helps!
Have fun blending :D
Posted 18 September 2004 - 03:36 PM
Posted 18 September 2004 - 05:22 PM
You could start by, say, 5-10 drops of scent per 5ml's of carrier. Work your way up from there.
And you're very welcome! :P
Posted 18 September 2004 - 06:25 PM
Posted 18 September 2004 - 06:43 PM
Of course, I'm sure if it can be, someone here will know.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:27 AM
Or would someone just offer ideas as to what they do in this regard ... OK, other than buy a 10 ml bottle of an oil they really, really like.
I would also love it if someone who might typically have allergic reactions to department store scents might comment on their experience with dilution in oils. Particularly, in regard to whether it minimizes or eliminates the reaction. Also, if you've tried various carriers, what seems to work best -- that is, what seems to pose less of an allergic reaction?
It would be hell to get this first order and have runny eyes, itchy everything, and restricted breathing. It's not that way for me with all scents, and I trust this line might be one of them.
Hoping for the best,
Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:27 AM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 04:13 PM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:58 PM
So I'm a bit paranoid about diluting my oils in carrier oils (just cause of the Cheerios experience). It's a good idea and a great way to make a fragrance go further, but check with your skin chemistry first.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:19 PM
Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:14 PM
I had to get something at the local health food store and lo and behold! YES! They have jojoba oil and offer take-home samples (huzzah!). Plus, they had the roll-on bottles for about 1.10USD less than the other source. And there's no shipping involved... just a little gas money.
I plan to try the oil as you suggested, hypothermya. That and to see if it causes any allergic reaction.
If all goes well, then I'm set for that first box o' goodies!
Posted 26 September 2004 - 03:04 AM
Also, jojoba oil is unscented and, as already mentioned, some carrier oils can have scents if they are seed or nut oils.....so you may get the cheerios syndrome! :D
I like using the roll-on bottles for perfume use, handy and easy to carry around for that emergency BPAL touch-up.....:P
P.S. you don't need to refrgerate jojoba diluted oils, but keep them away from extreme heat.
This post has been edited by fragrantgrasse: 26 September 2004 - 03:06 AM
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 12:59 AM
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:31 AM
I couldn't find this where it had been and was panicking.
What I'd like to know, if anyone is game, is how much dilution might change a scent? Why? Because the SO keeps saying the scents I'm trying are too strong. I, for instance, have an imp of Mata Hari. I've got one on order. If I experiment using one imp per 10 ml ... think that will dilute it too much? There's always that second imp!
p.s. i can no longer find the thread that explained how to sterilize bottles. i think there was a specific type of alcohol mentioned, but i can't find the thread for the life of me -- yr
This post has been edited by yellowrose: 03 November 2004 - 08:42 PM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 02:21 PM
It seems that the jojoba oil is the most highly recommended. However, if I use this in a roller bottle with the scent, will the roller still roll? I need it to since otherwise, I'd just leave the scent in its bottle or imp. Also, how much carrier oil/BPAL oil ratio should I use? And, do I have to put a carrier oil into the roller bottle or can I use the BPAL oil straight? I haven't had any reactions to anything I've tried yet so I don't know why they'd need to have a carrier oil when I put them in roller except for simple dilution so I don't smell like I just jumped in a pool of Libra or whatever scent I use.