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This section contains the MSDS sheets, Analysis sheets and more.  Plus information about our products and the cosmetic world.


Fragrance Oils - will they discolour my soaps?

Monday, 2 January 2017 10:50

As you may know already, Fragrance oils are a mixture of natural and synthetic ingredients.  With these combinations manufacturers are able to produce amazing scents such as dark chocolate, baby powder and many more.

But there can be an ingredient in there that does a bit more than give your product a lovely smell and actually discolour the soap.

It goes by the name of Vanillin - this is a common ingredient in many fragrances which has the side effect of turning soaps brown over time.  You won't notice anything to start with, but in a few days the soap will take on a lovely shade of light brown and can go even darker.  It can happen in both cold process and melt and pour soap bases too.

To make it easy for you, our aim is to stock vanillin free fragrances so that you don't come up against this issue.  So you will see that our Vanilla Cream and Coconut fragrance oils are non discolouring.  Where we are 100% sure of a vanillin free fragrance we do put it in the fragrance description.

However, sometimes when we do have a fragrance that has vanillin in it and we will put it on the website.  eg Vanilla, Sandalwood & Patchouli fragrance oil does have a small amount of vanillin in it and so we like to tell you so you can take a view.

Using a fragrance containing vanillin isn't a problem - but if you're not aware of how it can discolour your soaps you may be in for a surprise.

But if you're not sure - just send us an email and we'll get a definite answer for you.

Cosmetic Fragrance Oils - IFRA statement

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 09:46

What is IFRA?  This stands for the International Fragrance Association.  This is an industry body that represents the fragrance industry worldwide.  It issues standards and guidelines that ensure that fragrances that we use are safe.

Our suppliers conform to IFRA guidelines assuring you that all industry guidelines and safety standards are met.

An IFRA Certificate of Conformity is usually required for your Safety Assessment  for each individual fragrance oil.  Check the product description or contact us if you need a specific statement.

On the Certificate will be the maximum limits that are allowed for different types of finished products.  We suggest you read these to make sure you are within the limits.

IFRA Certificate of Conformity - Fragrance Oils

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:14

The IFRA Certificate of Conformity will be required for each fragrance if you are getting a Safety Assessment carried out.

It details the maximum limits for the fragrance against the end product.  Different end products will have different limits.

Below are the IFRA Certificates for the fragrances oils.

Afternoon Tea Fragrance Oil
Almond Milk Fragrance Oil (RL)
Aloe Vera Fragrance Oil (RL)
Amber & Lavender Fragrance Oil (RL)
Baby Powder Fragrance Oil (RL)
Banana Fragrance Oil (RL)
Basil, Sage & Mint Fragrance Oil
Bay Rum Fragrance Oil
Blue Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil
Blackberry & Amber Wood Fragrance Oil
Bougainvillea Fragrance Oil
Brandy Butter Fragrance Oil
Bubble Gum Fragrance Oil
Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil
California Sunshine Fragrance Oil
Candy Cane Fragrance Oil
Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil
Cedar & Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Cedar & Lime Oil
Chamomile & Honey Fragrance Oil (RL)
Cherry Fragrance Oil
Chocolate Fragrance Oil
Chocolate Orange Fragrance Oil
Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil
Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil
Coconut Fragrance Oil
Coffee Fragrance Oil
Cool Angel Fragrance Oil
Cornish Sea Salt Fragrance Oil
Cranberry Fragrance Oil
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Dewberry Fragrance Oil
Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil
Driftwood Fragrance Oil
Elderflower Fragrance Oil
Elegance Fragrance Oil
English Pomander Fragrance Oil
English Rose Fragrance Oil (RL)
Entice Fragrance Oil
Frankincense & Black Cherry Fragrance Oil
Frankincense & Myrrh Fragrance Oil (RL)
Freesia Fragrance Oil
Fresh Berries Fragrance Oil
Fresh Cotton Fragrance Oil
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
Ginger & Nutmeg Fragrance Oil
Ginger & Orange Fragrance Oil
Ginger Fragrance Oil
Grapefruit Fragrance Oil
Green Apple Fragrance Oil (RL)
Honey Fragrance Oil (RL)
Honey & Almond Fragrance Oil
Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil
Hyacinth Fragrance Oil
Intensity Fragrance Oil
Jack Frost Fragrance Oil
Jasmine Fragrance Oil
Jungle Monkey Juice Fragrance Oil
Koh Samui Bliss Fragrance Oil (RL)
Lavender Fragrance Oil
Lemon Fragrance Oil
Lemon Meringue Fragrance Oil
Lemon & Basil Fragrance Oil
Lemongrass & Lime Fragrance Oil
Lemongrass & Pepper Fragrance Oil
Lime Fragrance Oil
Lime, Basil & Mandarin Fragrance Oil
Mango Fragrance Oil (RL)
Melon & Jasmine Fragrance Oil
Mojito Fragrance Oil
Nag Champa Fragrance Oil
Nectarine & Honey Blossom Fragrance Oil(RL)
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil(RL)
Ocean Lime Fragrance Oil
Old English Toffee Fragrance Oil
Patchouli & Tuberose Fragrance Oil
Peppermint Fragrance Oil
Pina Colada Fragrance Oil
Pineapple Fragrance Oil
Pineapple Fragrance Oil (RL)
Pink Candy Fragrance Oil
Pink Geranium Fragrance Oil
Pink Peony & Blush Suede Fragrance Oil
Pomegranate Noir Fragrance Oil (RL)
Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Rhubarb & Custard Fragrance Oil
Rhubarb & Lemon Fragrance Oil
Robin Redbreast Fragrance Oil
Sandalwood Fragrance Oil (RL)
Sea Breeze Fragrance Oil (RL)
Seaweed & Juniper Fragrance Oil
Spiced Apricot Fragrance Oil
Spicy Apple Fragrance Oil
Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Strawberry Fudge Sundae Fragrance Oil
Strawberry & Guava Fragrance Oil
Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil (RL)
Summer Fruit Pudding Fragrance Oil
Sunflower Fragrance Oil
Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil (RL)
Tonka Bean & Lime Zest Fragrance Oil
Turkish Delight Fragrance Oil (RL)
Unicorn Sparkle Fragrance Oil
Vanilla & Anise Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Vanilla, Sandalwood & Patchouli Fragrance Oil (RL)
Vintage Gardenia Fragrance Oil
Vintage Rose & Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil
Warm Gingerbread Fragrance Oil
Watermelon Fragrance Oil (RL) 
Welsh Mountain Dew Fragrance Oil (RL)
White Christmas Fragrance Oil
White Lavender Fragrance Oil
White Musk Fragrance Oil (RL)
Wild Fig & Cassis Fragrance Oil
Wild Mint & Tea Fragrance Oil
Winter Spice Fragrance Oil
Ylang Ylang Fragrance Oil

Yuzu Fragrance Oil

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