Perfumer Questions

Q: Do you offer free samples?

A: We will add up to three free samples of any oil to your order if you spend $10 or more with us. Simply add this product to your order: and request the three oils you'd like to try in the comments section at checkout. Only one free sample pack per order. Otherwise, you can purchase our 1/8 oz sizes - most are around $2 each. 


Q: Will your oils blend with alcohol, oil, wax and water?

A. They will blend with alcohol, oil, and wax but not water. Oil and water just don't mix. 


Q: What are Fragrance Notes and how are they used?

A: Fragrance Notes, aromatic oils or perfume oils are manufactured scents. They are artificially created fragrances and they contain artificial substances. They are specifically designed to mimic the scent of a natural product (such as coffee fragrance oil) or are created 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.


Q: What are Essential Oils, and how are they used?

A: 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. Most essential oils are used for aromatherapy. They 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.


Q: Are you products tested on animals?

A: Absolutely not! All of Vetiver's products contain no animal products nor are they tested on animals. They are all Vegan, the with exception of Beeswax. Beeswax is considered to be Vegetarian, because although it does not harm any bees in the process it is still by-product of the animal.


Q: Do your oils work in cold-processed soap or candles?

A: Yes, they will! Money back guarantee if you do encounter seizing or other such problems. See usage chart below for recommendations.


Q: What are your usage rate recommendations?


A: 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


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