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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fragrance oil?

Fragrance oil is a manufactured product designed to mimic the aromatic properties of the item it’s named for.

Is Fragrance Oil a natural product?

The short answer is no. Though many fragrance oil formulations will include natural ingredients, they are, generally speaking, mostly synthetic.

What are fragrance oils made of?

Fragrance oils in general are made up of a mixture of over 100 natural and synthetic ingredients specifically engineered for varying purposes (e.g., burning oil has a high alcohol content whereas premium quality is designed to be skin safe, and has virtually no alcohol content). The exact ingredients as well as manufacturing procedures are considered trade secrets (just like perfumes) and are protected by the FDA we are regretfully unable to go into much detail regarding the specifics. We can tell you the staple ingredients approved by the IFRA for use in fragrance oil manufacturing. These ingredients consist of; plant based carrier oils - like vegetable oil; Aldehydes; Esters; and some variation of amines, ethers, ketones, lactones, terpenes and thiones.

How do I use Fragrance Oils?

There are many, varied ways in which to use fragrance oils. Perfumery; candle, soap , and body care product making; laundry detergent and cleaning supplies; Diffusion. Please visit our “recipes” link on our website for some fun tips and great recipes!

Are your fragrance oils safe to use in cosmetics or homemade body care products?

Absolutely! Premium or Manufacture Grade fragrance oils are specifically designed for use in skin and body care formulations.

You call your oils “Premium Grade”, what does this mean?

Per the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) guidelines, there are 3 grades of fragrances produced for today’s fragrance market. Burning grade is the lowest of the three and should only be used in candle formulations or diffusion. The second is manufactures grade which can be used when heavily diluted, in some body care formulations as well as laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. The last is Premium grade which has been thoroughly tested and meets all qualifications for the IFRA’s standards for use in all skin and body care applications as well as direct topical use.

Can I use your fragrance oils directly on my skin?

Premium grade oils can be used topically without dilution in most cases though, to ensure no adverse reaction occurs, we do recommend performing a small patch test before regular use. To patch test, simply rub 1 drop of oil into the sensitive skin in the crook or bend of your arm. If no irritation occurs, you should be fine to proceed with use. If the area becomes red, itchy, or otherwise irritated, wash the area well with soap and water and discontinue use.

Do you offer samples of your Fragrance oils?

Regretfully we do not yet offer samples. However, if you are unhappy with an oil you purchased, you are certainly welcome to return the oil to us for a full refund.

How do I make the fragrance last longer on my skin?

The drier your skin, the faster it will absorb the fragrance. You can dilute the fragrance in an oil or lotion of your choosing before applying to the skin. You will want to use 3 or 4 drops of fragrance oil per tablespoon of oil or lotion and massage it into the skin. The carrier oil or lotion will absorb at a slower rate thereby allowing the aroma to stay in the outer epidermis layers longer.

How do I store Fragrance Oils?

Though your oil will come to you in an amber bottle which will help block harmful UV rays, we do highly recommend storing your oils in a cool, dark place away from heat or light.

What is the shelf life of Fragrance Oils?

12 to 18 months depending on the oil.

What is a flash point?

The Flash Point is the lowest possible temperature at which the vapor of an organic compound can possibly ignite. Flash points are required for most oils, or liquids and are added to our listings for our soap and candle makers as well as bulk purchasers.

How much Fragrance Oil should I use in soaps/candles?

Please note; the table below is a reference. We recommend you start with less oil and add more for your desired aromatic effect. For Candles/Melties: 1 to 1.5 oz per pound of wax.
For Soaps: 3/4 to 1oz per pound
Body wash/Body Lotion: 1 to 1.5oz per Gallon.

What shipping methods do you offer?

We use USPS (United States Postal Service) for all shipments. Please contact us when ordering if you live in a rural area and are unable to receive USPS shipments or, have no PO Box in which to receive your order so we might arrange an alternate shipping service for your order.

Can I cancel or change my order?

If you’ve not yet received a shipping confirmation, you are welcome to contact us at customerservice@pandjtrading.com to cancel your order or change an aroma. We regretfully cannot add items to your order after it has been submitted. You are welcome to place an additional order, and we will make every effort to combine your orders for shipping and credit your paypal account for additional shipping costs.