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Vanilla Chestnut Fragrance Oil
Discontinued
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Product Notice, January 9, 2024: This product has been discontinued due to low sales. We recommend a blend of Black Cardamom and Cream with Very Vanilla to achieve a similar fragrance.

Vanilla Chestnut is a warm, woodsy scent that’s at once comfortingly familiar and unexpectedly complex. Top notes of caramelized sugar envelop toasty chestnut and hints of clove and cinnamon, while notes of tonka, vanilla, and cedar provide an equally sweet and earthy finish. Try Vanilla Chestnut in candles and wax melts for an intriguing alternative to typical woodsy or cedar-driven scents. Or, make this fragrance oil a trendy addition to soap, sugar scrubs, and other body care products and scent collections.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including cedarwood, fir needle, patchouli, lemon, geranium, and coriander seed.

Blends well with: Brown Sugar and Fig, Very Vanilla, Butterscotch and Bourbon

Alternative branding ideas: Roasted Chestnuts, Tonka and Chestnut

Suggested colors: Brown, Ivory

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Properties

This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Approved up to: 15%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
210°F (98°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Acceleration
Slight
Discoloration
Tan
Separation
None

Lye Water Temperature 105ºF (40.6°C)
Oil Temperature 115ºF (46.1°C)

There was some acceleration but no separation. The oils and lye solution came to an emulsion quickly and seemed workable but then accelerated to a medium trace. When we added the lye water we observed this caused the mixture to turn brown, and as an emulsion developed the batter turned an orangey brown color. Despite the acceleration, we did not have trouble getting the soap into the mold and tamping it on the counter smoothed out the surface nicely. After 24 hours, the scent was strong with a warm nutty character and the soap shifted to a caramel color. We did observe the soap reached a partial gel with minimal insulation. After 30 days the scent has not faded and has remained true. The bars have discolored to a tan shade. Due to the discoloration you could create interesting color variation by adding various amounts of titanium dioxide to portions of the batter. We would recommend mixing in colors before adding fragrance to allow more time to work and create your pattern.

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5 out of 5 Stars.
So disappointed :(

I originally discovered this FO as a suggested blend to achieve a similar scent to another discontinued FO (mulled cider & chestnuts). It has since become one of my favorite FOs. I especially love how versatile it is since it can be used in candles, soaps, lotions, AND diffuser bases. I custom blend all of my candle scents and the constant discontinuation of seasonal scents since 2021 (when I started purchasing from candle science) is so disappointing. I find myself needing to start from scratch on my holiday scents each year because the previous years’ blends are now impossible to recreate due to multiple FOs being discontinued. Stocking up (even though this FO is technically still available at the time of this review) really does not solve the long-term issue, so I will not be purchasing this FO and will be sadly greatly reducing how much I rely on candlescience for my FOs. This really sucks because candlescience is by far my favorite supplier :(

5 out of 5 Stars.
Customers love it!

My #1 seller during the cold winter months, please don't discontinue!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Hey you didn't give this one a chance.

I just discovered this one in september, absolutely loved it!!!! we went into christmas chaos and out it goes before anyone really even gives it any tracktion. I hope you bring it back or some kind of chestnut because it makes everything smell highend i put with it.

Note- I and many others i talk to are very disappointed in how fast you are flipping these oils and changing the waxes. its becoming an issue

5 out of 5 Stars.
PLSS NOOO

This was my bestseller for Christmas! No other holiday scent compares to it! Please reconsider discontinuing it :((

5 out of 5 Stars.
BEST VANILLA EVER!

Please consider NOT discontinuing it! This fragrance is AMAZING, in candles, lotions, soaps, and room sprays! Makes a great blend for a masculine line, too, especially in a parfum, since IFRA allows for it; body butters and scrubs for men. Great as a holiday scent because it smells like NYC streets during the holidays, when the food vendors are roasting nuts - such a memorable scent for us New Yorkers. This fragrance needed more attention and blend options, maybe a different name for marketing purposes. Maybe tutorials using this scent would have probably driven sales.

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