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Happy Anniversary!

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Jessica Reynolds

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

Hello again, it has been another wonderful year here at Vetiver and we have all of you to thank for our prosperity and growth. Your reviews, feedback, and support has made us into the great company we inspire to be. It's been 5 years since Angie started this adventure because she loved the art of Perfumery, and we also have her to thank for making this small business into a dream come true.

So we would like to thank our customers by giving everyone free shipping for the next two weeks on any order placed in the United States of America! For our international customers we would like to show our appreciation by giving you a 5% off discount code to use on your order, when placed between now and July 4th, 2016! Use discount code [ty5celebrate ] at checkout! Both of these promotions end July 5th, 2016 so make sure to get your orders in.


We have also reached our goal of 1,000 likes on Facebook! It took a little longer than expected but it was fun to watch our fan base grow. We would also like to congratulate our two winners Sarah Wagner-Ranes who won our Perfume Gift Set, and our surprise winner Ezada-Capri Alexander who won a Pocket Perfume Kit. Thank you everyone for participating!
 


Perfumer's Corner
 
I had a customer email me with a very good question and thought I would share my answer to their inquiry here. They were wondering if it was important to use all three notes (top, heart and base) when creating a custom blend.

Well to be honest perfumery is part science and part art. The science comes from the chemistry of the compounds and how they react to one another, how the carrier agent dilutes the blend, and the final mixture that you'll come to love. The art is really where you get to be creative! Of course there are dilution recommendations (you can find these on our FAQ page under Perfumer Questions), and blending guidelines but once you understand why those recommendations are in place you can play with your mixtures!

The short answer is no, you do not need all three. You can blend as few or as many notes as you like! We even sell Single Note Perfumes on our website! They can be all top notes, or a mixture of any of the three. However, to have a well rounded perfume with good staying power you will need to add all three notes. Remember these guidelines are just a starting point, feel free to experiment and use your creativity to create a truly unique blend.

   Top Notes

Browse our Top Notes!When you first inhale you are smelling the top notes. Also called head notes, they are very strong in scent. They are perceived immediately upon the application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person's initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of the finished product. The scents of this note class are usually described as "fresh", "assertive" or "sharp". We recommend a 30-50% of your perfume be top notes.

   Heart Notes
The Heart note is the scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top note dissipates. The middle note compounds form the "heart" or the main body of a perfume. They serve to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of the base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Not surprisingly, the scent of a heart note compound is usually more "mellow" and "rounded". Scents from this note class appear anywhere from two minutes to one hour after the application of a perfume. We recommend 30-50% of your perfume be heart notes. Browse our Heart Notes!

   Base Notes
This is the last and final scent that appears close to the departure of the heart notes. The base and middle notes come together to form the main theme of the perfume. Base notes bring great depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class are often the fixatives used to hold and boost the strength of the lighter top and heart notes. Consisting of large, heavy molecules that evaporate slowly, compounds of this class scent are typically called "rich" and "intricate". They are usually not perceived until at least 30 minutes after the application of the perfume or during the period of dry-down. Some base notes can still be detectable in excess of 24 hours! Browse our Base Notes!

Well those are all of our updates for now!
Have a happy and safe Independence Day! <3
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Facebook Giveaway & Mother's Day Discount!

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Jessica Reynolds

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

Mother's Day is right around the corner so this year Vetiver employees thought we would do something special. We are currently at 929 likes on Facebook, and we are hoping with your help to get to 1,000! To find out more details and enter our contest click here. We are also offering 10% off all orders placed on May 1st. Use discount [ momsrule16 ] at checkout. (Note this discount cannot be applied to bulk items.) If you are looking for some shopping inspiration for Mother's day, check out these gift ideas! We gift wrap all perfume making kits at no extra cost, so leave us a request when you checkout if your purchase is for a special occasion.



We hope everyone has been enjoying our new oils. We sure have been loving the new scents! Remember to grab a New Oil Sampler if you are looking to try them out. We also have our Spring Sampler available in the shop as well, to help you expand your collection of Seasonal Oils. All of our other sample sets have been updated to include our new oils.

We do have some sad news about our Bay Essential Oil. It has now been discontinued from our website. It has become impossible for us to resource this wonderful oil and it will be missed. OurEssential Oil Kit has been updated to reflect this change. If you have any suggestions on essential or fragrance oils you'd like to see us carry you can always send us an email at Sales@vetiveraromatics.com. We are always excited to hear suggestions from our customers.

Now for some good news!  We now offer free shipping on all of our Amazon Orders! We have also listed UPS as a new mail carrier. Alcohol products may now be shipped through either UPS or Fed-ex. A lot of our customers have requested that we carry this shipping carrier and we listened! Please remember that alcohol based products must still be shipped ground (not eligible for air mail), and cannot be purchased for international orders.

Well we hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day and a Happy Month of May! Good luck to all who enter our give-away!


Well those are all of our updates for now! Have a great month! <3
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Spring into March with these new oils!

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Jessica Reynolds

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

Spring is upon us once again and we can finally shed those winter blues and prepare for warmer weather! The flowers blooming seems to bring about newness and inspires many of our creative spirits. So what better way to celebrate than releasing 5 new oils?! That's right we are leaping into the season with these fantastic new fragrance notes:

Blackberry (heart note / fruitaceous family) - a favorite scent from wines to desserts it will give any blend a sweet, succulent feel.
Blood Orange (heart note / fruitaceous family) - entice your senses with this exotic fruit that ignites your hunger and brightens your aromas.
Freesia (top note / efflorescent family) - a beautiful and soft floral melody that will sweep you into a cheerful mood.
Pink Peppercorn (heart note / gourmand family) - a chic, spicy pepper that is feminine and crisp, perfect for that little kick.
Tonka Bean (base note / gourmand family)- a mellow blend of earthy beans that brings harmony to many other notes.

Theses are all available in our store now! You can purchase them all along with a our three released oils from the holidays (Blue Spruce, Firewood and Sparkling Aldehyde) in our New Oil Sampler. We also have our Spring Sampler available in the shop as well, to help you expand your collection of Seasonal Oils.

We would also like to announce our Short Perfume Tester Strips are back in stock! However we still do not have word when our Bay Essential Oil will return. There is a shortage of this particular oil and we are having trouble restocking this item. I know a lot of you have asked for an estimated time of availability, but we do not have a set date at this time. I promise to keep you updated when we have any new information.

We have unfortunately had to removed the ability to discount our Bulk Oils. These are already priced for bulk discount and we are giving these away at cost when they are discounted any further, especially with our free shipping offer. We had planned to remove these larger sizes from the site, but we have a lot of customers that buy these bulk sizes regularly. In order to keep these size options available you will no longer be able to use your coupon codes on them. If you purchase other things in the same order however, you will still receive your discount from those items!

For Spring Break, Vetiver Employees will be on Vacation. So orders placed 3/23/16 to 3/29/16 will not be fulfilled until 3/30/16. We will also not be answering emails or phone calls. Our Amazon Store will also be on hiatus until we return. We hope you guys have a wonderful holiday as well!


Well that is our updates for now! Have a great month! <3
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Black Friday Savings & Holiday Schedule

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Jessica Reynolds

Happy Holidays!

If you are shopping for a great deal then this Friday is the time to buy! We are offering 10% off all of our store items on Amazon. Click here to visit our Amazon Store!

Also we will be closed Thursday November 26th, 2015 for Thanksgiving. No orders will be shipped or fulfilled this day.

As a reminder if you are preparing for your holiday orders, please keep in mind the following deadlines. We will maintain an updated estimate on how long it is taking to get orders out, but we cannot guarantee a delivery date after the package is in the hands of the post office (sorry!). 

Local orders must be placed by December 20th and must be picked up December 21st. We are closed December 22nd - 27th so you will be unable to retrieve your order during these times.

USA orders must be placed by December 18th in order to be most certain you will get your order in time, unless you pay for rush delivery (which moves your order to the top of our fulfillment list), or Express Shipping (in which the post office guarantees 1-2 day delivery). Or you can do both. The last day to make Express Rush orders is by NOON Monday, December 21st. But that is putting a lot of faith in the post office! Better get your order in sooner.

International orders must be placed by December 1st in order to be most certain you will get your order in time.

Stay tuned for Cyber Monday deals, and have a safe and happy holiday weekend!


Well that is our updates for now! Have a great month! <3
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New Oils & a Sampler you will <3

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Jessica Reynolds

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

It's starting to look a lot like the holidays! The air is crisp and cool and everyone is bustling around getting ready for our seasonal rituals. This holiday we've released our new Winter Sampler that includes 3 new oils! They are Blue Spruce, Firewood, and Sparkling Aldehyde.

Did you know that you can gift wrap your package for just $2.00? Add a lovely champagne bow for just another dollar! If you need your order rushed you can make your order VIP and the next in line to be fulfilled by clicking here. Also Vetiver offers Gift Certificates for those hard to please. Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift? Try our Pocket Perfume Kit!

As you are preparing for your holiday orders, please keep in mind the following deadlines. We will maintain an updated estimate on how long it is taking to get orders out, but we cannot guarantee a delivery date after the package is in the hands of the post office (sorry!). 

Local orders must be placed by December 20th and must be picked up December 21st. We are closed December 22nd - 27th so you will be unable to retrieve your order during these times.

USA orders must be placed by December 18th in order to be most certain you will get your order in time, unless you pay for rush delivery (which moves your order to the top of our fulfillment list), or Express Shipping (in which the post office guarantees 1-2 day delivery). Or you can do both. The last day to make Express Rush orders is by NOON Monday, December 21st. But that is putting a lot of faith in the post office! Better get your order in sooner.

International orders must be placed by December 1st in order to be certain you will get your order in time.

Also we will be offering a great deal on Cyber Monday so stay tuned on our social media to found out more!

Remember you can always purchase kits at our Amazon Store also!


Perfumer's Corner

For those of you interested, we will be putting IFRA Certificates on the site. You can find that information in the document section of each oil. We are quite busy for the holidays but will try to have these up as soon as possible. 

I get a lot of questions about Fragrance Notes and Essential Oils. Today we'll talk about the differences between the two and hopefully answer any questions you have.

What are Fragrance Notes, and how are they used?
          Fragrance Notes, aromatic oils or perfume oils are manufactured scents. They are artificially created fragrances and they contain artificial substances. Their purpose is to mimic the scent of a natural product (such as coffee fragrance oil) or are designed to invoke a feeling (for example "toasted marshmallow"). The range of scents is broad and fragrance oils are usually very affordable.
          Fragrance Notes are used primary in the cosmetic and perfuming industry to add scent to a variety of products for the body. They are also used in products for scenting the home such as candles, reed diffusers, lampe bergers, incense and oil warmers.

What are Essential Oils, and how are they used?
          Essential Oils are naturally occurring substances found in different parts of plants - the blossom, fruit, leaf, stem, bark, wood or resin. Through a complicated and often expensive process of steam distillation or solvent extraction, both hydrosol and essential oils are produced. Each essential oil is comprised of between 50 to 500 different naturally occurring chemicals, which can have both positive and negative effects.
          In aromatherapy pure essential oils are used in a way to positively affect physical, emotional and mental health. They enter the body through the skin (via massage or bath) or the olfactory system (via a diffuser or humidifier). Essential oils may be used to enhance mood, to relieve symptoms such as pain, fatigue or inflammation, or be used to kill germs. They are also used in the cosmetic and fragrance industry as well.


Well that is our updates for now! Have a great month! <3
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Potion Perfume Giveaway!

Posted on October 02, 2015 by Jessica Reynolds

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

We hope everyone is as excited for Fall as we are! Pumpkin spice and the changing leaves often inspires our perfumer muse. If you are looking for something special to celebrate this beautiful season, then look no further than our Autumn Collection featuring a new Potion Perfume Kit and Autumn Sampler. We are also giving away a Potion Perfume kit this month on our Win it Wednesday. So make sure to head over to our Facebook Page and enter to win! :)

We'll also be adding our Perfume Bar and Perfumer's Palette this month on Amazon for those of you who like to shop with them! So make sure to check out our Amazon Store for those new items soon.


Perfumer's Corner

Our fragrance oils have a variety of uses but sometimes figuring out the correct dilutions can be a bit of a challenge for the apprentice perfumer. So this month we have included this chart of recommended dilutions. You can also find this information in our FAQ's under Perfumer Questions.

 Perfume & Cologne Dilutions

Strongest Parfum 16-20% fragrance/essential oil : 80-84% carrier agent
Eau de Parfum 11-15% fragrance/essential oil : 89-85% carrier agent
Eau de Toilette 10% fragrance/essential oil : 90% carrier agent
Eau de Cologne 6-9% fragrance/essential oil : 91-94% carrier agent
Body Spray 5% fragrance/essential oil : 95% carrier agent

Other Product Dilutions

Bath Salts 1/16 oz per lb
Body Oil Normal: 1-1 or Strong: 2-1
Candlemaking 1/4-1/2 oz per lb in paraffins
Soy Candlemaking Works well in some soy candles, you will need to test.
CP Soapmaking 1/4-1/2 oz per lb in mixtures
HP/MP Soapmaking 1/4-1/3 oz per lb in mixtures
Incense Making Dilute 3-1 or 4-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference
Lampe Bergers 7 ml per lb of ethanol or Lampe Berger fuel
Lotions/Shower Gel/Massage Oil 1/8-1/4 oz per lb
Oil Burning 2-1 or 3-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference
Potpourri Sachets 2-1 or 3-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference
Room/Linen Spray 5-10% fragrance/essential oil : 90-95% carrier agent

Win it Wednesdays!

Do you follow us on Facebook and live in the USA? Then check our our new contest featured the last week of every month! Win it Wednesdays is a great way to get cool new stuff from Vetiver! How you ask? Simply like our facebook page and then either comment or like our post for the giveaway! Make sure to join us this month as we are giving away a Potion Perfume Kit from our Autumn Collection!


Well that is our our updates for now! Have a great month!
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Perfumer's Corner: Covering your Bases

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Jessica Reynolds

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

Vetiver has been preparing for the upcoming holidays and we hope you are too. While most of you find yourself heading back to school or busy preparing for fall we here at Vetiver have been buzz with a new product: Beeswax!



This carrier is popular for creating solid perfumes, lip balms, candles, homemade salves, lotions and soaps! It doesn't spoil, it retains moisture, prevents microorganism growth, and has great health benefits. Because we are introducing a new perfume carrier we'd like to take this time to help educate you on the differences between them.

We have new 5 ml solid perfume/lip balm containers that will be on the site soon for you to purchase. You can now also browse our fragrance oils by our Bestsellers: http://vetiveraromatics.com/collections/best-sellers


Perfumer's Corner

When designing your custom fragrances there are plenty of options to choose from when you are looking for a carrier agent. Alcohol, Oils and Waxes will all produce very different types of perfumes! So what is the real differences between them and how do you know which one is right for you?

What is the purpose of a carrier agent?

Carriers are a base material that "carries" the scent of your fragrance. A carrier agent has three functions: protect the wearer, lift and carry the scent, and dilute the fragrance. Most essential and fragrance oils cannot be applied directly to the skin. Diluting the oils in a carrier is the perfect solution to help put a protect barrier between yourself and the ingredients of the perfume. Even with essential oils too much is a bad thing! You also need to carry the scent so others can smell your perfume. Alcohol is well known for this as it evaporates it puts the fragrance into the air around you. Oil and wax however is long lasting because it is absorbed into your skin. Depending on the form and strength of your perfume is what carrier agent you need to choose:


Perfumer's Alcohol

Perfumer's Alcohol is the most popular carrier agent for perfume oils because of its method of application. The alcohol allows your perfume to be spritzed any where you would like to apply your fragrance. As the alcohol in the fragrance evaporates, it carries the scent away from you and allows for a stronger presence. Our perfumer's alcohol blend is SDA 40B and widely used in the professional perfume industry. The pure grain alcohol is 200 proof and ready to be made into all of your custom creations such as: Perfume, Eau de Parfume, Eau de Toilette, Cologne, Eau de Cologne, After Bath Spray and Air Freshener!

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil is a common carrier for perfume oils, due to its odorless scent and lack of greasy residue. It is also popular among massage therapists for their massage oils, for similar reasons. Its lack of greasy residue and overall colorlessness also means it is less likely to stain clothing than some other oils.

This is coconut oil that has been modified so that it remains liquid at room temperature. The liquid is remarkably thin – its molecules are even small enough to fit through the holes in many atomizers. Color and smell can vary from batch to batch, as with all natural products, but it is typically fairly clear and relatively odorless.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a preferred carrier for perfume oils because it so closely resembles human sebum, the natural oil that your skin and hair produces. It is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy residue. Our jojoba oil is 100%jojoba, unrefined, cold-pressed, and filtered. Color and smell can vary from batch to batch, as with all natural products, but it has a lovely natural honey color and a characteristic slight nutty odor. Because of its health benefits, jojoba is widely used in many skin and hair care products around the world.

Beeswax

Beeswax is an ancient and natural carrier for creating solid perfume. Our beeswax is cosmetic grade and refined to purify the wax and remove any residue from being in the honeycomb. It comes in its natural yellow form and is in little beads to make melting and mixing easier for you. Remember beeswax should always be melted by double boiler method and not directly over heat. The wax has a pleasant honey smell and is well known for its fixative properties helping to anchor more volatile fragrance notes. Beeswax is also perfect for those working within a natural perfumery palette.


Win it Wednesdays!

Do you follow us on Facebook and live in the USA? Then check our our new contest featured the last week of every month! Win it Wednesdays is a great way to get cool new stuff from Vetiver! How you ask? Simply like our facebook page and then either comment or like our post for the giveaway! Congratulations to our last winner: Elenor Watson who won a Royal Perfume Bottle!


Well that is our our updates for now! Have a great month!
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