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    Re: Catty/Skunky notes & some Questions

    Just dipping the plant briefly in alcohol will essentially dissolve the plant resins, I can imagine this will smell nice on its own if recharged a few times but all the additions you mention I find...
  2. Re: What type of glue to seal scew neck bottles?

    Because they can leak in transit or they just simply unscrew too easily, I'm sure a little etgonal proof glue would work wonders just not sure which glue is in fact ethanol proof!
  3. What type of glue to seal scew neck bottles?

    What type of glue is best to use to seal scew neck atomisers does anyone know? I just want to make sure they don't leak as I've had issues in the past with this, much prefer crimp neck of course but...
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    Re: Catty/Skunky notes & some Questions

    In that case I would try to tincture the dried hemp flowers leaving them in the perfumers alcohol for less than 1 min (20 seconds might be enough) before removing the plant material so as not to get...
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    Re: Catty/Skunky notes & some Questions

    I got the full strength one and somehow it got through! I could smell it before I even knew that postman had been, at first thinking my neighbours were getting high funnily enough. Even though I...
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    Re: Percentages and dilution

    Whichever dilution ratio you want to use just times the amount of oils by weight to the amount of alcohol, so for example:
    1g oil + 99g alcohol = 1% dilution
    1g oil + 19g alcohol = 5% dilution ...
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    Re: Catty/Skunky notes & some Questions

    Could you just use a high cbd low thc strain of cannabis and tincture this? Plenty of companies now offer this mail order and unless you decarboxalate it (cook at certain temp for short time to...
  8. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Oh god, seems we are not safe hardly anywhere, and with lavender oil too, seriously why bother? I've never had any problem with any of their oils though not the highest quality they always seem...
  9. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Oh good idea, keep us posted on it!
  10. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    I've just checked and yes they have indeed updated their site to clarify that 'PQ' means synthetic. Their listing for neroli remains unaltered so I left a 1 star review stating the truth! I honestly...
  11. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    That's great news! They have updated that since my complaint, before it was not on the listing for frangipani, not on new directions site at least. I still won't buy from them however
  12. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Mystic moments are possibly none the wiser about their repackaged nduk products, the fact they sell larger quantities in plastic bottles also raises alarm bells for me, this just isn't industry...
  13. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Do not apologise this is serious stuff and they absolutely need to be called out on it, I sent the oils back and suggested they stop advertising their synthetic oils in the naturals section and their...
  14. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    To speed up the tincturing process, which reminds me I left my rice tincture in the microwave! It's quite a large jar, only did it for 30 seconds, didn't see any bubbles but then left it in there...
  15. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    I just had to report back on my coconut cream tincture which I did at 20% by weight for just 7 days. I filtered it 3 times, each time putting in the freezer and only filtering just at the moment it...
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    Re: Has anyone tinctured these materials?

    Why not just try 1 of them for your own fun, experimentation and learning? Just 5g oats and 15g alcohol will give you a 25% tincture, you could even do an oatmeal raisin co-tincture!

    With...
  17. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Either you freeze the tincture and the frozen oil is easily filtered from the alcohol or you can skim off and separate the oil if it sinks to the bottom. Some oil particles may prove to be more...
  18. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    I did mine for just 8 mins on 180C and tinctured it at 33%, good to know about potential flattening, can factor that in somehow to make it work, keep me updated on your experiments!
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    Great tip for the cotton ball in the filter, thanks! Nothing more satisfying than seeing the tinctures after filtering come out clear, I did a sea buckthorn co2 tincture a few weeks ago that after...
  20. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Yes it's certainly Fun to play! I love the idea of Co tincturing or using a different material to recharge, this opens up so many more unique final composition possibilities! I'm not sure I'd bother...
  21. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Yes the pinon pine could well be ready almost immediately, it's practically completely dissolved, just like the benzoin sambrani, the rice I can see will take longer (perhaps this may benefit from...
  22. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Thanks for the tip Paul! I'm assuming the microwave method will speed up the process and allow me to use the tincture sooner rather than later, the top layer of the sandalwood is already a gorgeous...
  23. The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Hello all, I've gone a little tincture crazy this week, it all started with some top grade powdered sandalwood I bought from little India in Penang, Malaysia a few years ago that I've been meaning to...
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    Re: Norfolk Essential Oils

    Norfolk oils look good but aside from pellwall, the rest of the companies listed here ring my alarm bells for either selling fake oils or not knowing better. the prices on some of their absolutes...
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    Re: Silicone Bulb Pipettes 10ml

    thanks everyone, I messaged sks and they told me that only their white pipette caps are made from monoprene but they only fit bottles with 20mm opening (mine are 18mm) so unless I buy all new bottles...
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    Re: Silicone Bulb Pipettes 10ml

    Thanks! is that their standard for all of their pipette caps or are you talking about one in particular? there isn't any info on their website about the monprene as far as I can tell and its quite...
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    Re: Silicone Bulb Pipettes 10ml

    That seems crazy, what a shame, it wouldn't take much to sell 5000, thats only 20 people requiring 250 each!
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    Silicone Bulb Pipettes 10ml

    Does anyone have any idea where to source these? I can't seem to find them anywhere, so strange as this surely should be industry standard by now? so much easier to leave the pipette bulb/cap in...
  29. Re: Marshmallow Note advice - also why not premades?

    Peru Balsam essential oil has a strong and long lasting lightly toasted marshmallow note, I'm sure blended with vanilla you could acheive the marshmallow effect quite easily
  30. Re: Price Jumps from 10 to 200 just to have Scales without auto off feature? 2nd hand?

    Thanks for the great advice, very helpful! before reading this I'd actually already ordered a new scale off ebay for 65, 5000g to 0.01g. I debated cancelling the order and continuing the search...
  31. Price Jumps from 10 to 200 just to have Scales without auto off feature? 2nd hand?

    I've searched the forum high and low for advice on good scales but there seems to be a lot of broken or old links and not much conclusion. I find it hard to believe that the cost jumps up from...
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    Re: Diluting vanilla absolute

    Thanks Paul, are you saying it will be easier to disolve it at 50% to start with then to dilute it down further after that rather than go any further? I want to make a 10% dilution by weight
  33. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Thanks Paul! I've looked deeper into the new directions website and found that the safety data and analysis sheets for the frangipani 'absolute' state that its a 'mixed natural and synthetic...
  34. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    I'm going to contact them and find out what the deal is and see what they say. They offer everything in quantities up to 25 kilos, I just got my head around the price when ordering by thinking they...
  35. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Thank you! I don't know why its taken me so many years to actually post in here, you are absolutely right, if more people discuss things the more help we can be to each other! Before realising that...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute Feedback Needed

    Twice now I've bought blue lotus absolute from botanic essence in Thailand (50usd for 2ml) and I can say that the quality is good, they claim its 100% pure and also offer it in dilution. How pure is...
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    Re: Diluting vanilla absolute

    hi all, hope you don't mind me re-opening an old thread but has anyone tried to warm both vanilla absolute and perfumers alcohol and put into a blender in an attempt to dissolve and dilute the...
  38. Vanilla absolute - Using an electric blender to dilute

    Not having access to an automatic stirrer I'm wondering if anyone has tried diluting vanilla absolute in perfumers alcohol in an electric jug blender (slightly warming the materials) like the ones...
  39. New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    Hello All! After a 2 year hiatus I'm fully immersing myself back into the art of natural perfumery, I've ordered lots of new materials and am upgrading my perfumers organ, its all very exciting (and...
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