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« on: January 29, 2013 02:50:14 PM »

Ok, so here's the thing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scent of pineapple. But I equally LOATHE the scent of coconut. Finding something that smells ONLY like pineapple and isn't tainted with coconut is nearly impossible. I've been enjoying and loving the "Pineapple Slices" scent body mist that Coconut Hut sells.

Problem is, at $18/bottle now plus like $6 in shipping, paying $24 for one bottle of the stuff is getting to be outside my comfort zone of pricing. So I thought maybe it would be cheaper just to make some for myself. (And ONLY for myself. I'm not looking at selling it, just trying to get my "signature scent" a little cheaper.) Which is where you guys come in.

I googled "how to make body spray" and I'm seeing a wide variety of formulations. A lot of them include things like distilled water. But when I look at the ingredients of my bottle, it doesn't list water. Here's what it says:

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SD40B Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Alcohol and Fragrance/Essential Oil

And in the product description it says, "Made with over 55% pure fragrance oil and perfumer's alcohol..."

I really don't know what to make of all this and of course, I'd like to replicate it as closely as possible but googling these ingredients is not clear-cut. For example, I can't seem to find "SD40B Alcohol" except for a few spam sites and a few OLD message board topics of people asking about where to buy it and defunct links. Hrm. So this isn't starting off so well.

I found this pineapple scent which is what got me started thinking maybe I could make some but now...ugh, I feel like I'm entering Wonderland or something. I have no idea what to think about it and I just want a high-quality, super pineapple scented body spray. Is that so much to ask??

Any help, advice, direction, etc. is greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013 11:17:10 AM »

 I would just do a cyclomethicone base and the fragrance oil. Easy peasy. I personally would probably not buy fragrance oil from etsy, but from one of the good soap suppliers--
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You can buy and read about cyclomethicone here:
http://www.elementsbathandbody.com/Cyclomethicone-pr-885.html
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There are other bases you can buy too, but that one I've used before and works well, it's also an awesome, silky ingredient you can add to lotion.

This site is also great for lotion/body spray type supplies as well as great info:
http://www.lotioncrafter.com/
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013 03:55:22 PM »

I would just do a cyclomethicone base and the fragrance oil. Easy peasy.
Thanks for the info and links! That does sound easy. What kind of ratio do you use with that as the base to the fragrance oil?
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013 07:38:30 PM »

It should have some kind of a percentage listed (or go with the percentages used for the fragrance). Off the top of my head, probably not more than 5% fragrance oil, but see what it says Smiley

ETA: I ran it through the fragrance finder and you might try one of these suppliers (the etsy one is cheap enough you could probably go for it, just be aware that if it's not real oil then it isn't going to mix with your base well. I've had problems, more with ebay than etsy, of people selling flavored or fragrance water and saying it's fragrance oil. Yeah, that doesn't work)


If it's a candle place, just look for the fragrance to be "body safe" or something like that to make sure it's not a candle oil fragrance, lots of candle sellers do sell both.

http://www.fragranceoilfinder.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=pineapple+slices&x=5&y=6
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