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  1. Thanks to all for your replies. So far I've found that "Bulk Apothecary" and "Birch Hill Happenings" each carry about 20 EO blends that they call "their version" of someone else's EO blend, so I guess I've got 40 blends to try. That should keep me busy for a while. I use EOs either straight into a warmer (all by themselves) or with up to about 50% CO because I like to be able to adjust the "strength" of the aroma in the room which I can't do with FOs. Frank
  2. I'm looking for sources of reasonably priced EO blends that are similar in fragrance to Young Living EO blends. I've tried Googling this, but came up empty. Can anyone give me the names of some companies that have EO blends that they've tried to make similar to some Young Living blends? Thanks for any help in advance. Frank
  3. I've read that fragranced wax (I generally use IGI 4786) should be left alone for 3 to 14 days to "cure" in order to get a better "throw" when heated. Does anyone know exactly what happens during "curing" ? Is there a chemical change ? Or is it that the "cure" time just allows the fragrance oil to mix more thoroughly with the wax ? Do different waxes require different "curing" times? Do different fragrance oils require different "curing" times" ? Frank
  4. Thank you all for your replies. They all make sense and I understand this much better now. This is a great learning forum and people like me are fortunate to have people like you all. Frank
  5. While searching for an answer to the above, I found the following two quotes in www.aromaweb.com . "Carrier oils are used to dilute essential and other oils prior to topical application. The term carrier oil is derived from their purpose in carrying the essential oil onto the skin. If applied to the skin undiluted, essential oils, absolutes, CO2s and other concentrated aromatics can cause severe irritation or reactions in some individuals." "Carrier oils are generally not necessary when using most types of diffusers." So why not put just plain essential oil in wax to make tarts? Isn't the carrier oil just adding complexity and cost? Frank
  6. Yes, Trappeur, I guess that's what I'm asking. I'm looking for people who make tarts, not vendors that sell tarts made by others. I hadn't thought about it that way before, so thank you for clearing that up. Frank
  7. Has this question been asked recently? If so, could someone please direct me to it? If not, could you list 4 or 5 of your favorite TART vendors? Thanks. Frank
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