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Tonka & Oud Fragrance

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  • Description
  • Properties
  • Soap Performance
  • Reviews

Tonka & Oud is a modern, complex fragrance with sophisticated appeal.
Top notes of powder and amaretto give way to a balsam and tonka heart. The base is a rich mix of sweet, resinous oud, musk and rum providing allure and intrigue. 

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils including cedarwood, lemon, peppermint, palmarosa and fir needle.

Note Profile:
Top: Amaretto, Powder
Middle: Balsam, Tonka
Base: Oud, Dark Musk, Rum, Light Musk

Application Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage 3-10%
Soap Usage 3-6%
Lotion Usage 1-2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 91°C
Phthalate Free Yes
Vanillin Content >5%
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes up to 30%
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.
DOCUMENTS

Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Moderate Dark Brown None

Lye Water Temperature 42ºC
Oil temperature 46ºF

We did experience some acceleration but no separation. The mixture came to a light trace quickly, and with just a few additional pulses of the stick blender we had a medium-thick trace. The batter initially poured into the mold easily, but then started to clump as the last little bit was poured. Tamping the mold after pouring did smooth out the top. We did experience a wide variety of color changes throughout the process. When adding the lye water to the fragranced oils, the oils turned grey. As we began stick blending, the mixture turned a light yellowish-brown color. After 24 hours, the outer edges of the soap were a dark mustard yellow shade while the inside remained a light lemon yellow shade. The scent was super strong! After 30 days the scent had faded slightly, but was still pleasantly strong. The final color of the bar is dark brown. The discoloration and acceleration will limit the design options, but the final scent would be well worth a simple design.

Lye Water Temperature 40ºC
Oil temperature 46ºC

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This took a little longer than typical to come to a light trace and remained very easy to work with. Once at a light trace, the batter did turn a brownish yellow color. The soap was quite soft, so we allowed it to stay in the mold for 5 days before removing. While removing the soap from the mold, the soap was still soft and the corners stuck in the mold. The edges did turn a tan shade while the center remained white. We did not observe any signs of the soap going into a gel phase. The scent was very strong. After 30 days the soap discoloration was very patchy, but overall the final bars were a dark brown and there was still no sign of the soap going into a gel phase. The scent was quite strong and had a true chocolate peppermint scent. Due to the discoloration this would be a fun fragrance to create a holiday themed coffee soap.

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