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Usage Rates

Please print this USAGE RATES page for your records as you will probably be referring to it often. Please also remember that these are averages and that your individual results may vary.

For details on the 3 concentrations, please see text below this chart.

Candlemaking 1 oz/lb in paraffins 3/4 oz/lb in paraffins 1/4 to 1/2 oz/lb in paraffins
Soy Candlemaking 1 1/2 oz/lb. You need to test. 1 oz/lb. Works well in some soys, you need to test.
CP Soapmaking 1 to 1 1/2 oz/lb in mixtures 1 oz/lb in mixtures 1/4 to 1/2 oz/lb in mixtures
HP/MP Soapmaking 1 oz/lb in mixtures 3/4 oz/lb in mixtures 1/4 to 1/3 oz/lb in mixtures
Body Oil Light/Medium Body Oil
Perfect for Flea Markets, Swap Meets, etc.
Strong Body Oil
Perfect for Retail Stores, Boutiques, Websites, etc.
Perfect for High-end stores or dilute 1-1 or 2-1 for Strong Body Oil
Potpourri & Sachets Straight or Dilute 1-1 depending on preference Dilute 1-1 or 2-1 depending on preference Dilute 2-1 or 3-1 depending on preference
Oil Burning Straight or Dilute 1-1 depending on preference Dilute 1-1 or 2-1 depending on preference Dilute 2-1 or 3-1 depending on preference
Incense Making Straight or diute 1-1 (1 part DPG to 1 part FO) depending on preference Dilute 2-1 or 3-1 (2-3 parts DPG to 1 part FO) depending on preference Dilute 3-1 or 4-1 (3-4 parts DPG to 1 part FO) depending on preference
Lotions/Shower Gel/Massage 1/2-1 oz. per lb. 1/4-1/2 oz. per lb. 1/8-1/4 oz. per lb.
Bath Salts 1/4 oz. per lb. 1/8 oz. per lb. 1/16 oz. lb.
Perfumes & Colognes Strongest Parfum: 
30-35% perfume oil : 70-75% base

Eau de Parfum:
 20-30 % perfume oil : 70-80 % base

Eau De Toilette:
15-20 % perfume oil : 80-85 % base

Eau De Cologne:
10-15 % perfume oil : 85-90 % base

After Bath Body Splash:
5-10 % perfume oil : 90-95 % base

Room/Linen Spray
10-15 % perfume oil : 85-90 % base

Strongest Parfum: 
20-25% perfume oil : 75-80% base

Eau de Parfum:
 15-20 % perfume oil : 80-85 % base

Eau De Toilette:
10-15 % perfume oil : 85-90 % base

Eau De Cologne:
10 % perfume oil : 90 % base

After Bath Body Splash:
5 % perfume oil : 95 % base

Room/Linen Spray
10 % perfume oil : 90 % base

Strongest Parfum: 
15-20% perfume oil : 80-85% base

Eau de Parfum:
 10-15 % perfume oil : 85-90 % base

Eau De Toilette:
10 % perfume oil : 90 % base

Eau De Cologne:
5-10 % perfume oil : 90-95 % base

After Bath Body Splash:
3-5 % perfume oil : 95-98 % base

Room/Linen Spray
5-10 % perfume oil : 90-95 % base

Lampe Bergers 15 milliliters per lb. of ethanol or lampe berger fuel Recommended Option:
7 milliliters per lb. of ethanol or lampe berger fuel
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Save On Scents manufactures oils for your every need!  Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to lower your costs or a crafter looking to get into the business, we have oils designed for you.  Our fragrance oils are available in three concentrations.  When viewing the fragrance, simply click the appropriate "UPGRADE" boxes.  PLEASE NOTE: These recommendations are provided to give you an "idea" of strength and benchmarks for you to determine your own requirements.  It is not a written guarantee that the fragrance oils will behave exactly as listed below.  As always, we recommend buying smaller sizes for testing to ensure your satisfaction.

Save On Scents SOS
fragrance oils are designed at strengths for formulations most commonly used in crafting.  They are comparable to other fragrance oils that you would normally find at $15+/lb. or more.  These fragrance oils are perfect for paraffin and container wax candlemaking, incense making, melt and pour soapmaking, toiletries, oil burners, bath and body products, potpourri, perfumery, etc.

Save On Scents Ultra Concentrates fragrance oils are designed for a more concentrated use and usage rate.  These rates are outlined below and are geared towards customers who require a stronger fragrance oil for their applications. Ultra Concentrates are perfect for body oils, cold process soapmaking, soy candlemaking in addition to all other applications mentioned above. These are comparable to fragrance oils that you would normally find at $20+/lb.

Save On Scents Extreme Concentrates fragrances oils are compounds in their purest form.  They are formulated for discounted usage rates in order to save you money.  These rates are outlined below and are based on the formulas of the average crafter and perfumer.  Extreme Concentrates are extremely strong and you will need to adjust your formulas accordingly. Extreme Concentrates are perfect for all applications mentioned above.  Because of their strength, we recommend diluting them by AT LEAST 25% with a carrier oil to tone down any harsh components for use as a perfume body oil. Extreme Concentrates fragrance oils are comparable to those you would find at $48+/lb and body oils sold in this grade are usually sold in high end stores.

Bottling: SOS & ULTRA concentrations are shipped in HDPE plastic bottles and our EXTREME Concentrates are shipped in glass bottles.

Availability: We try hard to always have the oils you want. Due to high demand we ship stocked fragrances within 1-4 business days upon receipt of your order.  In busy times of the year please allow a little extra time for orders to be shipped. If we are backordered on an item beyond 3 days, we will ship your order without it and credit you any monies due.  In these instances, we may need to contact you for payment information for refunds.

Storage & Shelf Life: You should always store your fragrance oils in a place that is cool, and shaded.  Sunlight and heat have an adverse effect on the shelf life, quality, and overall strength of fragrance oils.  The average shelf life on fragrance oils can range six ( 6) months to two (2) years or more.  The shelf life will vary with each individual oil. If storing any oil longer than six (6) months, we recommend re-pouring into glass bottles to maintain fragrance integrity. Direct contact with full strength oils may irritate skin or eyes.  Always use oils in a well ventilated area.  Please consult our online MSDS sheets on each fragrance we manufacture for further safety information.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any further questions.

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