Which gets mixed first - the alcohol?

    Which gets mixed first - the alcohol?

    post #1 of 3
    Thread Starter 

    Sorry, I am a newbie asking a newbie question. According to Dustin Hoffman (Perfume), the EO's get mixed first and then you add the alcohol. I would think you start with the alcohol and mix in the EO's and aromatic molecules on at a time.

    Also, do you make the base chord first and then work up? What if you want to use a substitute for alcohol, do you still formulate in the usual sequence?

    post #2 of 3
    Better start with the oils:
    - it's easier to detect the scent direction you're moving towards without the interference of alcohol; it takes at least a day to 'settle' and two weeks to mature
    - if it turns out bad, you didn't lose the alcohol wink.gif
    post #3 of 3

    Sit down with a nice hot coffee, and read all the how to threads and you will get lots of hints on here.

    Pre-mix >1ml of your oils with alcohol to an easy workable dilution such as 10% and then you waste very little with 1ml 'brews'. You can play to your hearts content and the alcohol is pre-primed as it were.

    Best advice is reading first. Then play till you get stuck. Read again, ask anything specific that confuses you, and progress at your own speed. If you ask too much too soon, you will get totally confused.

    You need to learn your notes before your scales, and your scales before your grade pieces. Happy blending and we are all here as support.

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    7/9/13 at 5:48am

    TheBeat said:



    Sorry, I am a newbie asking a newbie question. According to Dustin Hoffman (Perfume), the EO's get mixed first and then you add the alcohol. I would think you start with the alcohol and mix in the EO's and aromatic molecules on at a time.

    Also, do you make the base chord first and then work up? What if you want to use a substitute for alcohol, do you still formulate in the usual sequence?

    7/9/13 at 6:49am

    jsparla said:



    Better start with the oils:
    - it's easier to detect the scent direction you're moving towards without the interference of alcohol; it takes at least a day to 'settle' and two weeks to mature
    - if it turns out bad, you didn't lose the alcohol wink.gif

    7/9/13 at 7:16am

    mumsy said:



    Sit down with a nice hot coffee, and read all the how to threads and you will get lots of hints on here.

    Pre-mix >1ml of your oils with alcohol to an easy workable dilution such as 10% and then you waste very little with 1ml 'brews'. You can play to your hearts content and the alcohol is pre-primed as it were.

    Best advice is reading first. Then play till you get stuck. Read again, ask anything specific that confuses you, and progress at your own speed. If you ask too much too soon, you will get totally confused.

    You need to learn your notes before your scales, and your scales before your grade pieces. Happy blending and we are all here as support.





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