Saturday, December 5, 2015
Blogmas Bonus! Essential Depot Mini-Haul
As I mentioned here, Essential Depot had a crazy Black Friday sale that lasted most of November where they were offering 75% off of their fragrance and essential oils. It was hard to get one really good order in as things went in and out of stock like crazy. After casually stalking the website for a few weeks, there was finally a day where I picked up my must have's and then some. If I'd known I would be staying in the States longer than expected I would have picked up a lot more, but I'm still happy with what I got.
I don't know how to expand upon ED's fragrance oil description. This is lighter than vanilla extract smells like but is more full in scent.
I smell skunk. I patted some onto a tissue and it morphed from skunk to fresh paint. Some got on my finger and after a while I picked up something that might be grapelike in nature. I don't even want to try testing this in a batch for fear of how bad it will smell. I think I'll try getting in touch with ED and seeing if this fragrance oil is somehow rancid.
I was hoping to use this to replicate a pine soap I had made in Georgia. I don't think that will be the case here, but it's still a pleasant scent. I got two of these.
This is definitely sweeter than the regular vanilla, but not overly so. I imagine this would be a very good bakery mixing scent.
I picked this up for my Mom, who loves lavender scented anything. I have a sweeter lavender fragrance oil and another essential oil that is good enough for my soapmaking. If I really need to I'll dip into these for soapmaking but I don't think I'll have to. I bought two of these.
For those of you who like fragrance or essential oil at a decent price, Essential Depot is still having a 50% off fragrance & essential oil special while supplies last. You can go here for their store home page and here for their Facebook page.