Cottongrass fragrance oil is a beautiful, refreshing and clean scent. In soap, this reminds us of spring in all its glory. It is the way the earth smells beneath your feet when walking through a meadow of flowers and tall grass. It's one of the most energizing scents we have smelled, but not in the vigorous boost sort of way. It is energizing that it is the essence of spring when the earth comes alive and the birds start to sing again. It is natural and clean and beautiful. This is a fragrance oil and essential oil blend.
Tested 6/28/18 by Carrie T. (owner) in a recipe of 33% lye solution with 5% superfat at 75 degrees. Recipe is 35% olive, 35% organic and sustainable palm, 20% coconut, and 10% castor. No acceleration. Soaped perfectly!
Neroli, Nettle, Lemon, Fruit
Pine, Violet Leaf, Balsam, Geranium
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Well in the bottle it smelled delicious and fresh. I couldn’t wait to try it. Once I soaped with it I almost threw out the 2lbs of soap. It became stinky, strong and just plain ewww.
I stuck with it and finally after about 3 weeks of curing its back to the out of bottle smell. Which as I said is pleasant and nice but oh man! That in between time was not fun.
It did rice a little on me, super super light discoloration (almost a very light yellow but that may be my batter although I did use TD).
UPDATE: MORE in love!
True story, I didn't even have my batch of soap made with Cottongrass FO cut yet before I came back to NS's website & ordered another bottle!! It soaped BEAUTIFULLY!! No ricing, no discoloration, and only the slightest bit of acceleration near the very end of pour, which was 100% my recipe's "fault" anyway! Even still, I was able to easily execute my intended design, and it came out looking "marble-y" and pretty! The scent in application only gets better: green notes, meadow grasses, wild growing herbs among the wildflowers- a sensationally "Zen-like" aroma that is gorgeously fresh and unisex! Without a doubt, this will be a staple for me. I hope customers love it as much as I do, but even if in some strange universe they don't, I will continue to make whole batches with this FO just for myself! Try this FO in your own crafty creations! I think you'll be MORE than pleasantly surprised!
WOWWWW!!!! Is this heaven?!
I really think this is one of the most underrated fragrances I've ever smelled! Not that it hasn't received its praises from reviewers, it's just that with a scent like THIS, I'm perplexed as to why it doesn't have over 100 glowing reviews... IT'S BEAUTIFUL!! When my life is over, I really hope this is what heaven smells like LOL! This FO truly does capture the essence of a soft, tranquil, spring day, walking through a field that's just had a mass blooming of fresh, new, spring grasses and wild flowers... A moment in nature where gentle breezes pass by, carrying all the aromas of the earth around you and creating one blissfully serene, yet revitalizing scent! When I can close my eyes and smell a fragrance and it takes me on an aromatic journey inside my mind, THAT'S how I know I LOVE a FO!! It's a fresh, clean scent; a little green, a little grassy, a touch herbal and a kiss of florals.I haven't made soap with it yet (I'm making a dandelion infusion to go with it), but I couldn't contain my happiness with this scent any longer! I'll update with performance once I get it in CP (as per Carrie's test notes and reviews though, I really think it'll soap beautifully), but just based on my first impressions, I really think this is going to be a spring staple! Have I mentioned how much I love this FO yet?!
More melon undertones than expected
I haven't yet had a chance to use in my CP soap but expect it will go well.
It has more of a sweeter melon scent than I was expecting. Not too sweet though.
I also purchased New Beginnings and believe I will be leaning more towards this scent as it is more "grassy" for my nose, and what I was looking for.
Sometimes scents surprise you in the CP process though. We will see!
Clean and Fresh
A nice clean, fresh scent with early summer memories.