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Honey Bee

Honey Bee
(9 reviews)  


Yummy, drippy honey gathered by bees from fields of wildflowers in the fresh mountain air. A beautiful and complex fragrance of sweet honey balanced & rounded by hints of powdery wildflowers, vanilla and sandalwood. If you need a strong honey scent, this is it! Works wonderfully in candles, soaps and toiletries.
CP Notes: super strong

Compatibilities & Technical Information

FP: 141°
Paraffin wax: Yes
Polarity/Gel wax: no gel
Bath/Body Safe: Yes
Soy Throw: Strong after 14 day cure
Vanillin Content: none
Acceleration: none
Discoloration: tan
Melt & Pour Soap: Yes
Oil Color: varies from batch to batch between yellow tint to very dark.
Phthalate free: Yes
Vegan friendly: Yes
Cruelty free: Yes
Non-GMO: Yes
Soy-free: Yes
Gluten-free: Yes
Alcohol free: Yes

IFRA Guidelines - Maximum usage

Soaps solid and liquid: 10%
Shampoos/conditioners and other hair products: 10%
Lotions/creams/body oils: 21.28%
Deodorants: 3.04%
Talcs and powders: 4%
Perfumes: 21.28%
Non skin contact items: up to 100%

All About IFRA

IFRA guidelines - what does it mean?

Let's discuss IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and what that means for you...

From their website: The IFRA Standards form the basis for the globally accepted and recognized risk management system for the safe use of fragrance ingredients and are part of the IFRA Code of Practice. This is the self-regulating system of the industry, based on risk assessments carried out by an independent Expert Panel.

The Expert Panel is made up of renowned independent experts from the fields such as dermatology, toxicology, pathology and environmental sciences. Their role is to evaluate the data on a fragrance ingredient to see if it supports the current use level, to make sure that there is no risk for the consumer. In cases where the safety assessment does not support the current use, the Panel instructs IFRA to issue a Standard either restricting or banning a material.

We have IFRA on all fragrance oils and flavor oils on our website. Click on the product name and below the description you'll see a set of tabs. IFRA is one of those tabs. You can click on that to see the *max* levels allowed for specific applications.

What do the max levels mean? Let's use Almond Paradise as an example. The IFRA guidelines on this state that there are no restrictions for soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc. So does that mean you can use 100% in your product? No. That would mean your product consists of straight fragrance oil.

The IFRA states the *max* that can be used, not the recommended amount. It is the responsibility of the maker to do their research to see what the recommended usage rate of fragrance oil for their particular recipe is.

For soap, as a general rule of thumb you will use up to 5% of fragrance oil in Cold Process (CP) soap and up to 3% in Melt and Pour (M&P) soap.

So if you see a fragrance oil and the IFRA says 23% for soap, don't use 23%. IFRA is important when it comes to lower numbers. There are a few fragrance oils that have max usage rates that are less than the percentages shown above. In that case, you can only use the max shown for the oil.

SDS & Technical Data

Click to download the SDS and Allergens files for this fragrance oil.

Honey Bee SDS pdf document
Honey Bee Allergens pdf document
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Average customer rating:
(9 reviews)  

5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Kat B
Jun 8, 2020
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Can't remember how many bottles of this one I've purchased, but I make it a point to grab another bottle if the bottle I have is less than half full. I always CP soap at room temp or cooler with farm fresh goat milk and a 50/50 hard/soft recipe. No noticeable issue with acceleration, and I do normally work quickly, but I use this one in a pastry bag for my best selling soap bar with quite a bit of piping decorations and I love it. Best Honey for the Money!

Advantages: Strong in CP Soap
Scent Retention for A LONG TIME in CP soap
You can use 1/3 - 1/2 of what you normally use for FO, which makes it more profitable.

Disadvantages: None that I'm aware of
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Lisa Gregory
Jun 5, 2018
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I love this scent and so do my customers.

Advantages: It noes not fade or morphe and stays super strong.

Disadvantages: Please be aware that this will accellerate quickly but is workable if you soap cool with full water hand stir and pur quickly. I am on my third bottle now.
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Dawn Smith
Nov 6, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Love this scent! I received it as a sample, and liked it so well, I ordered a big bottle. I should have read the reviews before soaping, because I also ended up with soap on a stick using a tried and true recipe. I would still order it again.

Advantages: Wonderful scent!

Disadvantages: Extreme acceleration!
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Jun 6, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Love It! Smell just like real honey,will order bigger bottle next time
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Mrs. Neda Panuska
Mar 4, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Scent held up beautifully- I did experience acceleration bordering on seizing (like soap on a stick) even though I was using a familiar recipe and soaping at 100 degrees F, using 0.5 oz scent ppo. Quickly spooned into mold and liked result enough to try a second batch mixed with three wishes tea scent- came out very nice.

Advantages: Acceleration

Disadvantages: Nice lasting scent
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