aroma primer

as makers, it's easy for us to appreciate everyone's unique esthetic and tastes. we celebrate your ability to create by offering custom options. however, if you order a custom blend, we cannot deviate from what is offered online. please choose from the lists provided as no substitutions or exceptions can be made. there is a limit to way aroma can be blended. we cannot make it strong or weak. thanks for understanding!

scent blends

when creating a scent blend, we often use memory as inspiration. some blends are complex. some simplistic. all blends are full bodied and deeply aromatic.

78 blue - sassy, sexy and a bit of mellow blue notes blended in house for an aromatic, one-of-a-kind bar. for herb lovers only since tomato leaf is a key base note of this ensemble fragrance. no additional oils suggested

açaí - a seasonal favorite of açaí berry infused with fragrant plumeria, bright fruit notes of green apple, peach and berry., and a rich floral heart of jasmine and lily of the valley drying down to a balsamic musky base. no additional oils suggested

agave nectar - a clean yet complex combination of blue agave, dune grass, beach driftwood, fuji apple, kaffir lime, dewy cyclamen and amber. no additional oils suggested

almond - disoranno amaretto was the inspiration for this rich almond elixir. a strong, resonant bitter almond lovers blend. mixes well with cherry, chocolate, vanilla, 

amber - pettigrain and lime blend into deeper notes of ambergris, balsam of peru and sandalwood oils. a spectacular perfumer’s blend that will knock you out. no additional oils suggested

apple cider - crisp, juicy winesap apples blended with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of brown sugar. mixes well with vanilla and chocolate

apple mango - This magnificent island aroma bursts with scents of fresh mango and apple slices. sweet undertones of soft floral complete this tropical paradise. no additional oils suggested

banana - rich, sweet notes of banana are supported with hints of black currant, caramel, raspberry and vanilla. mixes well with vanilla and chocolate

bay rum - a classic, clean combination of bay and citrus that is our number-one fragrance for men's shaving soap. no additional oils suggested

bergamot - top notes of natural bergamot, a splash of lemon and orange leading into middle votes of coriander. finally ginger brings up the base. citrus lovers will adore. not to be confused with bergamot essential oil. mixes well with sandalwood and vanilla

black pepper - a subtle yet exotic, spicy peppery bar with a touch of cumin, coriander, oakmoss and amber. moisture rich and fast becoming a favorite of the men (but women love it too). no additional oils suggested

blueberry - unlike bubblegum-y blueberry fragrances, this one will amaze you. this blend smells uncannily like real blueberries. mixes well with vanilla and orange

buttercream vanilla - decadent madagascar vanilla that has the aroma of fresh whipped buttercream icing. mixes well with other simple oils

chaos - this woodsy scent is steve's new favorite. intoxicating top notes of bergamot and balsamic lavender. pulsing heart notes of grass, faux musk and a touch of night blooming jasmine. The base is a creamy warm toffee of vanilla, sandalwood, amber and coffee. no additional oils suggested

cherry almond - the name says it all. a perfect blend of bright red cherries with a resonant almond liqueur. no additional oils suggested

chocolate fudge - full bodied and rich dark chocolate scent. mixes well with mints, vanilla and nutty scents

clementine – this fragrance's sparkling top notes and killer midsection are comprised of natural orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and bergamot oils. no additional oils suggested

coffee – rich dark coffee blended with cream and sugar crystals. mixes well with mints, vanilla and nutty scents

coconut - coconut underscored with tart, juicy pineapple. we also blend with vanilla or lime or clove oils for some of our best loved coconut blends. mixes well with citrus, vanilla and sweet simple scents

coriander - for many, the aroma of coriander is a fresh, clean soap. it's also why some cooks are loathe to use cilantro. we love this coriander blend. no additional oils suggested

cranberry - spicy-tart fusion of cranberry with soft spice notes -- ginger, cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. no additional oils suggested

creamsicle - memories of summer nights. the simplicity of orange and vanilla. no additional oils suggested

coffee – intense smoky notes of a french roast with slightly fruity wine notes. mixes well with vanilla and mint

cucumber - crisp, green aroma of a freshly sliced cucumber with just a touch of rain to anchor it. mixes well with citrus and mint

don’t bug me – a naturally bug repelling blend of lemongrass, lavender and rosemary essential oils that is quite pleasant to humans. no additional oils suggested

driftwood + sage - fresh sage and white washed driftwood will transport you to a place of natural harmony with top notes of lemon, mandarin, sage and sea salt. middle notes of beach juniper, jasmine vines and island gardenia. dry down to weathered driftwood, cedar and musk. no additional oils suggested

drunken goat - eggnog, nutmeg and brandy. no additional oils suggested

egyptian musk - herbal musk blend with notes of flowers and woods. this aroma is the real deal for musk lovers. it imprints with the olfactory the style of traditional animal musks yet this is animal free. no additional oils suggested

fig - fruity-green-herbal blend with top notes of red fruits, black currants, and peaches. middle notes of tagetes and davana essential oils, with a bottom of vanilla and caramel. mixes well with rose or citrus

frankincense + myrrh - deep and smoky with middle notes of frankincense and myrrh enhanced by top notes of tolu balsam, peru balsam, cinnamon and clove. base notes of amber, musk, heliotrope, and vanilla provide a warm, exotic drydown. no additional oils suggested

gardenia - gorgeous notes of white gardenias are seduced with petals of exotic ylang and lily. no additional oils suggested

ginger - gorgeous notes of white gardenias are seduced with petals of exotic ylang and lily. no additional oils suggested

gingerbread ginger - slightly sweet like sugar and vanilla that make it almost edible (almost) with spicy notes of freshly shaven nutmeg, clove, ginger and cinnamon. no additional oils suggested

green clover + aloe - this blend begins with fresh-floral, bright citrus, and leafy green top notes, leading to a heart of water lily, jasmine, and eucalyptus. bottom notes of musk and soft woods. no additional oils suggested

green tea - middle notes of strong of green tea leaves, celery root, pink grapefruit and lemon tea with bottom notes of oakmoss and musk. a touch of osmanthus completes the profile. no additional oils suggested

guinness stout - a scent profile lifted from the famous irish dry stout brewed with caramelized roasted barley. no additional oils suggested

hibiscus - this hothouse flower is captured beautifully in a blend that begins with fruity top notes of apple, black currant, lime, and bergamot, leading to a heady floral middle of jasmine and rose, with a warm, sexy dry-down of white musk, amber and sandalwood. no additional oils suggested

jasmine - bright and floral with floral-citrus notes of sweet red orange, freesia, and jasmine atop a mid-section of lilac, magnolia, peony, peach skin, and tiare flower. a soft lingering drydown is provided by notes of wood and marshmallow. no mixing is suggested

lavender + cade - the scent of a european garden after a fresh spring rain. french lavender and a touch of cade wood combine for this unique fragrance. top notes of lemon, lime and orange meld with middle notes of cyclamen, jasmine, lilac and violet, drying down to amber, woods and musk. no additional oils suggested

lemon sugar - think of this as a tart lemon tempered by a little sugar. a true lemon without the snap. mixes well with rose, vanilla or citrus

lemon verbena - a simple, straightforward blend of lemon, lemongrass, verbena and orange. mixes well with rose, vanilla or citrus

lemonseed + parsley - slightly tart and fresh lemon with a splash of parsley greens. light, fresh and popular. no additional oils suggested

lilac – a good lilac can be elusive. some say it smells of roses, milky almonds and green leaves. the first whiff is citrusy and fresh; a deeper inhale reveals haunting accents. no additional oils suggested

lily of the valley – muguet in french, has a lilting sweet scent imbued alternately with a dewy sweet and green aroma. no additional oils suggested

mango - freshly sliced and mouth-watering mango with hints of cyclamen petals and hibiscus. summer fresh aroma. no additional oils suggested

mango papaya - fruity, tropical and sweet top notes of mango, pineapple, peach and lime sitting atop a fruity-floral mid-section of rose, lily of the valley, melon and basil. bottom notes of caramel and vanilla. no additional oils suggested

milk + honey - mellow, smooth with just a hint of sweetness, this really captures the essence of oatmeal, milk and fresh honey. no additional oils suggested

mojito -  a crisp blend of spearmint and lime. no additional oils suggested

monkey grass - a crisp blend of bamboo leaf and lemon verbena intertwined with bergamot and lush orchid. no additional oils suggested

oakmoss – prized for both its staying power and the earthy, forest note it imparts. mixes well with most oils, though leaves a woody after scent. is used in over 30% of all perfumes

patchouli - this rich, earthy fragrance brings back memories of the ‘70s. it’s the woody aroma of pungent patchouli leaves with a sophisticated musk background. mixes well with vanilla or citrus

peach - gorgeous notes of white gardenias are seduced with petals of exotic ylang and lily. no additional oils suggested

pear - sweet yellow pear nectar. no additional oils suggested

peony - delightfully fresh and true, its lush peony notes underscored with hints of green fields, wildflowers, rose petals, and lilac. no additional oils suggested

rose - top notes of rose centifolia and rose de mai. middle notes consist of geranium, lily and chamomile. guaiacwood and clove are the base notes for depth and longevity. mixes well with vanilla or citrus

snowfall – the crisp snap of siberian fir needles with a touch of cedar and sandalwood. mixes well with citrus

spiced lime - notes of sandalwood, oakmoss and amber blend with cardamom and lime spritz. perfectly masculine without veering into cologne territory. no additional oils suggested

spiced pumpkin - notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom and pimento leaf blend warmth to a green, balsamic heart. The drydown brings together rich vanilla and sweet caramel for what we all perceive as pumpkin. no additional oils suggested

spring awakening - a crisp blend of bamboo leaf and lemon verbena intertwined with bergamot and lush orchid. no additional oils suggested

strawberry - fresh and sweet like a strawberry candy. mixes well with citrus, floral and other sweet notes

vanilla 7 blend - a blends of seven vanilla oils. mixes well with citrus, floral and sweet notes

vanilla chai - our 7 blend of vanilla oils with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. warm and sweet without being cloying. no additional oils suggested

vintage - clove, rose and lavender blends perfectly with cedarwood, pine and patchouli. top notes of licorice and eucalyptus enhance the fragrance in a way we never thought possible. no additional oils suggested

watermelon - the aroma of fresh, ripe watermelon. no additional oils suggested

woodsmoke - like the scent of wood after a roaring fire. woodsmoke is often blended with other scents for a smoky finish to most notes. makes a wonderful mixer for many fragrances

essential oils

essential oils are the life blood of any plant, fruit or flower. they are it's very essence. the strength of the oil is in how the plant was grown and extracted, so the oils vary from year to year. essential oils also have a level of volatility as to how each person will react. you may be allergic.

anise - grounding. helpful for congestion. blends with lavender, pine, orange, rosewood, clove and cinnamon

basil - calming, anxiety relief, insect repellant. blends with bergamot, clary sage, clove, lime, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, neroli and rosemary

bergamot - simultaneously calming, while uplifting. stress relieving. antiseptic. blends with black pepper, clary sage, cypress, geranium, mandarin, orange, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang ylang

black pepper - anti anxiety, heartache, clears the mind. blends with bergamot, clary sage, clove, fennel, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, juniper, lemon, lime, ylang ylang 

blood orange - uplifting, antidepressant. blends with lavender, lemon, clary sage, and clove

cardamom - calming, grounding, eases nausea. blends with rose, orange, bergamot, cinnamon, clove and cedarwood 

cedarwood - promotes emotional balance. blends with rosewood, bergamot, cypress and rosemary

chamomile - calming, promotes restful sleep. blends with bergamot, lavender, geranium, patchouli, and ylang ylang

cinnamon leaf - uplifting, insect repellant. blends with clove, cedar, orange, lemon and neroli

citronella - uplifting, antibacterial, insect repellant. blends with bergamot, orange, geranium, lemon, lavender

clary sage - antidepressant, stress relief, eases menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms. blends with geranium, chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, lavender neroli *avoid if pregnant

clove - antimicrobial, eases headache, stimulating. blends with citronella, grapefruit, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary, and rose

cypress - promotes mental clarity, stimulates circulation, uplifting. blends with bergamot, cardamom, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, lemon, orange, pine, rose

eucalyptus - helps clear congestion, insect repellant, immune boosting. blends with basil, citronella, lavender, lemon, spearmint and tea tree

fennel - blends with geranium, rose, and lavender

fir balsam - calming, grounding soothing. blends with cedarwood, lavender, and rosemary

geranium - stress reducing, uplifting, antidepressant. blends with basil, bergamot, citronella, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, juniper, lavender

ginger - warming, grounding, uplifting. blends with bergamot, cardamom, black pepper, spearmint, orange, and ylang ylang

grapefruit - mood balancing, stress relief, energizing. blends with other citrus oils, rosemary, cypress, lavender and geranium

juniper- calming, grounding, stress relief. blends with clary sage, bergamot, geranium, marjoram, rosemary and chamomile

french lavender- stress relief, calming, promotes restful sleep. blends with everything

lemon (5 fold) - energizing, uplifting, antimicrobial. blends with bergamot, orange, lime

lemongrass - energizing, uplifting, insect repelling. blends with pine, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, cedarwood and lemon

lime - mental clarity, immune boosting, energizing. blends with bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, ginger and grapefruit

litsea Cubeba - balancing, uplifting, insect repelling. blends with basil, bergamot, geranium, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang

majoram - promotes restful sleep, eases tension headaches, stress relief. blends with orange, lavender, rosewood, eucalyptus, tea tree, basil, chamomile

neroli - great for stretch marks and scars. promotes restful sleep. blends with citrus oils, jasmine and rose

orange (5 fold) - uplifting, energizing, antidepressant. blends with lavender, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, cinnamon and clove

patchouli - grounding, soothing, insect repellant. blends with bergamot, cedarwood, rose, orange

peppermint - soothes headaches, nausea, and tension. blends with basil, bergamot, eucalyptus, citrus

petitgrain - emotional balance, calming, soothing. bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lime, neroli, orange, rosemary

rosemary - mental clarity, energizing, stimulating. blends with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, lemon, orange and peppermint

rosewood - aphrodisiac, grounding, stress relieving. blends with cedarwood, geranium, rosemary, ylang ylang

sandalwood - mood balancing, grounding, mental clarity. blends with jasmine, ylang ylang, rosewood, patchouli, vetiver, rose

sage - stress relief, reduces menstural cramps and symptoms of menopaus. blends with bergamot, lavender, lemon and rosemary

spearmint - hormone balancing, improves memory, stress relief. blends with basil, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender and rosemary

spruce - relaxing, grounding, balancing. blends with lavender and rosemary

tangerine - energizing, uplifting, mood elevating. blends with basil, bergamot, clary sage, clove, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, lemon

tea tree - antibacterial, antimicrobial, grounding. blends with cinnamon, clary sage, clove, geranium, lavender, rosewood and rosemary

vetiver - stress relief, energizing, mental clarity. blends with cedarwood, chamomile, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, lime, patchouli 

wintergreen - anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, congestion clearing. blends with eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint

ylang ylang - mood boosting, anti anxiety, promotes restful sleep. blends with bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, neroli and rosewood

 

aromatherapy blends

broadly: inhalation or bodily application of fragrant essential oils; from plants, flowers and fruits; for therapeutic purposes. the use of essential oils to enhance a feeling of well-being

aphrodisiac - this blend is to get your sexy going. undiluted, pure essential oils naturally extracted from patchouli, sweet orange, ylang ylang, lavender sandalwood and jasmine

focus - rosemary and lavender oils help you concentrate and focus on the task at hand. rosemary oils naturally increases short term memory

get happy - a blend of uplifting and anti-depressing oils. undiluted, pure essential oils naturally extracted from rose absolute, sandalwood and jasmine

good karma - bad day? we know all too well how that can be. time to shake it off and crawl back into your best self with vanilla, sandalwood and lavender to bring the sexy back

meditation - this ancient blend of sandalwood, myrrh, frankincense and cinnamon essential oils were once used by the high priests/priestess' of Egypt for cleansing rituals in the sacred pools of the nile river

menopause - chamomile, lavender, sage and ylang ylang to cool down the flash and help you center

muscle therapy - blend of wintergreen and eucalyptus oils to relax achy muscles and detoxify skin naturally

oneness - cedar leaf, citronella, eucalyptus, galbanum, lemon and patchouli to refocus and center your mind

pms relief - sage, lavender, petitgrain and geranium to relieve crappy crampiness

relaxation - relax. release. let go naturally with this blend of lavender, marjoram, patchouli, mandarin, geranium and chamomile

revive - eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, lavender and black pepper wakes the central nervous system and gets your motor running

stress relief - the blend of bergamot, patchouli, blood orange, ylang ylang and grapefruit relieves stress and will chill you out

sultry - considered an aphrodisiac that also relieves tension, notes of rich ylang ylang are seduced with a tease of jasmine and softened with creamy vanilla in this exceptionally beautiful oil blend