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Product of the Week: Aurora Florealis
05
October
2021

Product of the Week: Aurora Florealis

Posted on 5th October, 2021

Aurora Florealis fragrance oil is romantic. It is a playlist of emotion. It is like a Burt Bacharach song with lush harmonies, and key changes that make one feel sentimental about every single season. It really is incapable of being cool and jaded about anything. The woods and the fruity floral accord make it clear that it is incapable of hiding its feelings. You end up falling in love with this scent be...

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Product of the Week: Briar Rose Fragrance
28
September
2021

Product of the Week: Briar Rose Fragrance

Posted on 28th September, 2021

It isn’t often that a fragrance oil has everyone at Gracefruit so excited and interested. After all, scent is incredibly personal and the context can shift so easily but Briar Rose fragrance oil is something truly spectacular. It is leading the way for the trend towards chypre floral fragrances that will be coming everyone’s way over the next few years. This particular combination is signific...

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Product of the Week: Hot Springs
21
September
2021

Product of the Week: Hot Springs

Posted on 21st September, 2021

Come to me in my dreams, and thenBy day I shall be well again!For so the night will more than payThe hopeless longing of the day. These are the opening lines of Matthew Arnold’s “Longing”. And this is the purpose of Hot Springs fragrance oil. It is a haunting scent that will recall the most tactile memories. Close your eyes and let the woods, spice, and lemon dismiss your g...

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Product of the Week: Pikake Fragrance
14
September
2021

Product of the Week: Pikake Fragrance

Posted on 14th September, 2021

There is a beautiful tropical plant that is known as the Grand Duke of Tuscany or Moss Rose Jasmine (Who sound like characters in romance novels) but its name here is Pikake. It is derived from the Hawaiian word for peacock and Pikake fragrance oil is pretty confident in its ability to lure people towards its charms. It isn’t an over-bearing scent. Every single note is well thought-out. A citrus bergamot that brings focus befor...

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Product of the Week: Ocean Bloom Fragrance
07
September
2021

Product of the Week: Ocean Bloom Fragrance

Posted on 7th September, 2021

Think of the best seaside holiday you ever experienced. The heat of the day that made every part of you relax and go with the rhythm of the ocean and the tempo of the place. Time isn’t so fixed with Ocean Bloom fragrance oil. As the kids say it is pure vibes. There might be romance. There might be revelations about the direction life should take. Maybe all of the woes that follow one, decide to eva...

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Product of the Week: Fiji Fragrance
31
August
2021

Product of the Week: Fiji Fragrance

Posted on 31st August, 2021

In these very complicated times so many exotic places may call to us and we may not be able to visit but we can look at films, and photos to gain a sense of a place and placate our longing. We may see and hear but there is always that one detail missing -the scent of a place. Until now! The islands of Fiji were formed by volcanic activity and we find that our Fiji fragrance oil erupts with confidence and...

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Product of the Week: Marshmallow Fragrance
24
August
2021

Product of the Week: Marshmallow Fragrance

Posted on 24th August, 2021

There are romantic ideas about camping and sitting around fire and cooking food. Some truly enjoy the entire outdoor experience. They like sleeping under the stars, watching the sun rise, and working through assorted challenges. Then there are those who would prefer to sleep in a warm bed at night with heating and running water and not waking to a spider as a bed-mate. Both are valid experiences that do diverge quite a bit but there...

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Product of the Week: Banana Fragrance
17
August
2021

Product of the Week: Banana Fragrance

Posted on 17th August, 2021

The banana is an ancient and new thing. It was highly prized across the Islamic world in the 10th century -allegedly the best ones came from Grenada. Yet it wasn’t a terribly well known fruit (a berry!) in much of Europe and North America until the late 19th century. (And even then still something of a luxury.) The scent is one that people can recognize from across the room. It is one that people e...

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Product of the Week: Energising Oasis Fragrance
10
August
2021

Product of the Week: Energising Oasis Fragrance

Posted on 10th August, 2021

There comes a point in summer when all of it is just too much. People might feel a little grumpy. Plans made aren’t going to happen. Maybe one has a sunburn, or the mosquitoes are just too much. Just a real case of the August terribles. (Historically a time for a geopolitical crisis to kick off when really everyone needs a nap.) It is time for Energising Oasis fragrance oil. It does two things espe...

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Product of the Week: Blueberry Fragrance
03
August
2021

Product of the Week: Blueberry Fragrance

Posted on 3rd August, 2021

Jam! Tarts! Crumble! Oh this is the scent of Blueberry fragrance oil. It is sweet, tangy and fruity. You will smell this and want to make pancakes or waffles and find blueberries syrup. It isn’t a cold fragrance. It is truly warm and inviting. You want to hang out in someone’s kitchen. If used in candles you may insist upon breakfast with plenty of toast and butter. Not all scents that seduce...

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Product of the Week: Blackberry & Basil Fragrance
27
July
2021

Product of the Week: Blackberry & Basil Fragrance

Posted on 27th July, 2021

There is a line in Seamus Heaney’s poem “Blackberry Picking” that seems fitting for things we experience in summer. “Each year I hoped they'd keep, knew they would not.” Blackberries are such a thing. Waiting for the heat of the sun to urge the fruit to ripen a little faster, only to engage in a race to pick and eat them before the birds and rain get them. Then there is basi...

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Product of the Week: Lemon Zest Fragrance
20
July
2021

Product of the Week: Lemon Zest Fragrance

Posted on 20th July, 2021

Lemon Zest fragrance oil is a bright clean citrus scent that isn’t antiseptic. It is lemon squash in the shade on a hot day. It is a family member’s kitchen as they are making lemon meringue pie. It is that one market you remember on holiday with the friendly seller who slipped an extra lemon into your bag. It is what you feel when you see the most beautiful still life full of fruit and light. It clears away old feelings...

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Product of the Week: Pinapple Fragrance
13
July
2021

Product of the Week: Pinapple Fragrance

Posted on 13th July, 2021

The pineapple originally came from South America and in the Tupi language the word they used to describe this tufted fruit was nanas, meaning “excellent fruit”. If one smells Pineapple fragrance oil, the meaning makes complete sense. It is a true classic pineapple scent and it brings so much joy. The pineapple is the international symbol of hospitality and luxury and this will add a lot to so...

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Product of the Week: Pink Kisses Fragrance
06
July
2021

Product of the Week: Pink Kisses Fragrance

Posted on 6th July, 2021

Is this sugar and spice and everything nice? Yes but Pink Kisses fragrance oil shouldn’t be taken advantage of. Everyone wants to get close when they smell this gentle sweet scent of candy floss, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. The cynical sorts would dismiss this as mere fluff and intellectually uninspired. Or that it is just for manipulation. People should take this fragrance seriously for it has s...

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Product of the Week: Roasted Coffee Bean Fragrance
29
June
2021

Product of the Week: Roasted Coffee Bean Fragrance

Posted on 29th June, 2021

As one considers life on the other side of the pandemic, (We aren’t there yet, so keep being safe, get your vaccines, and avoid the sweaty indoor disco for awhile) there might be this desire for a new direction or to just plain abandon a status quo that doesn’t serve anyone. It is time to find a scent that inspires possibility. Roasted Coffee fragrance oil is a rich bouquet that smells exactl...

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Product of the Week: Pampering Bliss Fragrance
22
June
2021

Product of the Week: Pampering Bliss Fragrance

Posted on 22nd June, 2021

Pampering Bliss fragrance oil is soft and pretty but has this torchy emotional edge that has to be respected. It is like when Dusty Springfield would come out in a long beautiful gown, big candy floss hair and perfect eye-make up. Looking like a doll and then flooring you with her intense songs of longing and displaying a vulnerability that spoke of something deeper than many could see. The top notes of peach, apricot and other...

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Product of the Week: Coffee & Cardamom Fragrance
15
June
2021

Product of the Week: Coffee & Cardamom Fragrance

Posted on 15th June, 2021

Yes people know about Hygge and finding pleasure in the ritual of quiet cosiness; but do you know fika? It isn’t a quick coffee at one’s desk, or a short espresso standing at a coffee bar. Among Swedes it is the practice of taking time away from work and other daily tasks to drink coffee and eat something small with others. It is very social and can be a place to tend to various matters in a gentle environment.

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Product of the Week: Aqua Minerals & Sea Kelp Fragrance
08
June
2021

Product of the Week: Aqua Minerals & Sea Kelp Fragrance

Posted on 8th June, 2021

There are those who come from the sea and never quite feel fully themselves until they are at the shore. But sometimes one must travel further inland to make a life and the yearning for the scent of the sea stays with them. Maybe they are selkies or mermaids in disguise and were caught by love. To soften the call of the ocean there is Aqua Minerals & Sea Kelp fragrance oil. It isn’t soft, or shallow. It isn’t a...

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Product of the Week: Geisha Spring Fragrance
01
June
2021

Product of the Week: Geisha Spring Fragrance

Posted on 1st June, 2021

Looking at the fashion of the youth, there are a lot of garments that recall the early to mid 1990s. Between the high-waisted jeans, the chunky shoes, and the crop tops, it takes a person back and one has a desire to listen to En Vogue or Des’ree. Yet there is one thing the kids are missing. The scent of that era. One key element was that aquatic floral touch that felt so new to everyone. Geisha Spring is the most p...

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Product of the Week: Warm Gingerbread Fragrance
25
May
2021

Product of the Week: Warm Gingerbread Fragrance

Posted on 25th May, 2021

In theory it is Spring in this part of the world but someone forgot to pay the heating bill so everyone is hiding under blankets and cardigans. While one remains stuck indoors a little bit longer there is a need for a scent that provides comfort and provides the right kind of nostalgia. Warm Gingerbread fragrance oil is that perfect touch. One must be warned it will make everyone incredibly hungry. A recipe should be handed ove...

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Product of the Week: Amber Glow Fragrance
18
May
2021

Product of the Week: Amber Glow Fragrance

Posted on 18th May, 2021

One of the great scenes in cinema is the train station scene in the 1974 film, “Murder on the Orient Express”. It is a swirl of activity. Food being inspected for the dining car, railway employees going over paperwork and checking everything is in order, people from around the world in costume on their way to somewhere important, street urchins, enthusiastic sellers of all goods, and of course the passengers arriving to t...

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Product of the Week: Pink Pepper & Vanilla Fragrance
11
May
2021

Product of the Week: Pink Pepper & Vanilla Fragrance

Posted on 11th May, 2021

Years ago there was a beautiful amusing book called “The Bombshell Manual of Style” and it had a chapter on the kinds of perfume a bombshell favours. It describes how her perfume should put you in her thrall and she doesn’t choose her scent cavalierly. There is purpose in those notes and it isn’t supposed to be for everyone. It reminds one of our feline friends. There are some people who say that cats ar...

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Product of the Week: Aloe Fragrance
04
May
2021

Product of the Week: Aloe Fragrance

Posted on 4th May, 2021

Some are ready for hot vax summer.  Where there are grand plans to overwhelm every sense they possess and give in to every base urge. Those are great intentions, but not everyone wants that path. Many are still feeling fragile and a little discombobulated by recent events. The re-entry into society may bring about hesitation, or limited emotional energy. Sometimes what is required is a little hand-holding, and gentle encourageme...

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Product of the Week: White Lily & Peach Fragrance
27
April
2021

Product of the Week: White Lily & Peach Fragrance

Posted on 27th April, 2021

The actress Judy Holliday won an oscar for her performance as Billie Dawn, the naive showgirl who knows a lot more than many give her credit for, in the film, “Born Yesterday”. Not long after this triumph during the “red-scare” of the early 1950s in the United States, she was suspected of having communist leanings. (All theatrical people know all kinds of fun people.) She was subpoenaed and made to testify bef...

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Product of the Week: Baby Butter Bee Fragrance
20
April
2021

Product of the Week: Baby Butter Bee Fragrance

Posted on 20th April, 2021

As an internet meme so wisefully expressed to the world, “I’m baby.” Baby Butter Bee fragrance oil allows everyone to feel cared for and tended to in the most gentle way. It is sweet without being cloying, and it has that powdery touch that feels so much like a familiar and dearly missed hug. There is an element to the scent that almost smells like breakfast or a bakery but then it leads somewhere else that re...

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Product of the Week: Rice Flower Fragrance
13
April
2021

Product of the Week: Rice Flower Fragrance

Posted on 13th April, 2021

Rice flower fragrance oil travels through time. It has witnessed every age without becoming cynical or hardened to existence. You learn that immediately when you smell Jasmine, Lily, and Rose. There is a lightness -a playfulness to this scent’s personality. It wants to create a happy feeling in its surroundings and does so by setting you at ease. It won’t overwhelm anyone or intimidate anyone. It seeks to tell a few...

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Product of the Week: Dragonsblood Fragrance
06
April
2021

Product of the Week: Dragonsblood Fragrance

Posted on 6th April, 2021

A taste for the theatrical is the first thing that comes to mind with Dragonsblood fragrance oil. It isn’t nostalgic but it will immediately draw in people who were into the new romantics, had a great love of henna as a teenager, and still believe in the power of dramatic eyeliner. It kicks off with that resin found in incense production. It wants to take you somewhere shadowy and mysterious like an ancient souk, a great...

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Product of the Week: Pink Grapefruit Fragrance
29
March
2021

Product of the Week: Pink Grapefruit Fragrance

Posted on 29th March, 2021

In the 1990s there was quite a shift in perfume fads. Aldehydes were seen as a bit too much. (along with big hair and shoulderpads) and there was a real trend for unisex scents that had a more spices and herbs. It is almost like the desire was to wear a dry cocktail. There was supposed to be a new kind of sexiness born out of this but it seemed so performative and almost camp that it ceased to be sexy but what did remain was somethin...

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Product of the Week: English Rose Fragrance
22
March
2021

Product of the Week: English Rose Fragrance

Posted on 22nd March, 2021

English Rose fragrance oil possesses a certain kind of aplomb that comes with experience and opportunity. It isn’t the kind of rose that seeks to lead you astray, leaving you disoriented and dishevelled. (Which is fun now and then.) This rose is luscious but does not feel like it needs to tell every secret as it warms to you. Instead it gives the gift of easy confidence and gentle pleasure. It can please itself and knows...

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Product of the Week: Pomegranate Fragrance
15
March
2021

Product of the Week: Pomegranate Fragrance

Posted on 15th March, 2021

Not every scent needs to be a sexy experience where you stare at someone across the room, and electricity flies all around you, before the two of you run off to Morocco for an adventure that is later memorialised in a concept album, three novels, and a painting owned by an eccentric billionaire. In times of great stress, one might seek something that embodies a quiet warmth and a kind of comfort that brings on a vague sense of...

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Product of the Week: Inventus Fragrance
08
March
2021

Product of the Week: Inventus Fragrance

Posted on 8th March, 2021

Inventus fragrance oil doesn’t care to be boxed in by certain labels or expectations. It is a scent that chose to leave behind the ritual and heaviness of the Belle Epoque. It survived war and pain and in this new dawn it decided it would forge a different path. Is it feminine or masculine? It will answer, “yes!” It depends upon the mood and the personality each day, because who is the same every single day?

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Product of the Week: Black Cafe Fragrance
01
March
2021

Product of the Week: Black Cafe Fragrance

Posted on 1st March, 2021

You aren’t entering some coffee shop with melodic guitar music played in the background while you decide between a flat white or an Americano while accepting your fate with the usual brownie or disappointing croissant. Black Cafe fragrance oil is a much more personal experience.  It can be one single moment where someone hands you a cup of coffee and the backs of your fingers touch the soft weave of their flannel shirt.

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Brexit Transition Period
19
February
2019

Brexit Transition Period

Posted on 19th February, 2019

Since January 31st, the regretful exit from the European Union looks very odd from the outside and has left many with questions.“What are they doing?”“What are the rules now?”“Are they surviving on Marmite and tea?”“Do I have to pay tariffs? Is anything getting in or out?” Sometimes when a country is going through some changes, some feel it is&n...

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Product of the Week: Citrine Fragrance Oil!
12
December
2018

Product of the Week: Citrine Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 12th December, 2018

Come closer. Be tempted. You can’t help but pay attention to Citrine fragrance oil. It wants to lure you into its poetic world. It begins in the heat of the day by introducing you to the enlivening orange and grapefruit, and it’s gentle green notes and melon. This is the Feria de Dia. There is the noise of the crowd, sips of Rebujito, the clacking slide of fans opening with flourish, glances around Calle Larios towards po...

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Product of the Week: Champaca Blossom Fragrance Oil!
05
December
2018

Product of the Week: Champaca Blossom Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 5th December, 2018

To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine, Champaca Blossom fragrance oil is available to own; not just on the shores of the Mediterranean but anywhere you choose. (unfortunately there are no servants to remain.) You may not be able to physically escape the grey, the rain, the muted light of winter but this fragrance oil will take you somewhere for a little bit. It may not be a small medieval castle...

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Product of the Week: Scottish Tablet Fragrance Oil!
28
November
2018

Product of the Week: Scottish Tablet Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 28th November, 2018

Do you have a sweet tooth but would like to avoid passive aggressive visits with the dentist about the state of your teeth? Embrace the scent of Scottish Tablet fragrance oil. Inspired by the caramel buttery confection, it will bring a warmth to your day that just might match the warmth and pleasure that hikers in the highlands experience when they snap off a piece of tablet after reaching the apex of an...

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Product of the Week: Gingersnap Fragrance Oil!
21
November
2018

Product of the Week: Gingersnap Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 21st November, 2018

You don’t always want sexy or intensely alluring. Sometimes you wish to close the door on the world and retire to a calm place where you can experience some gentle familiar comfort. No one will ask you difficult questions, or make you feel out of place. There won’t be any tests from the universe to see if you are cool or clever enough to be there. Gingersnap Fragrance oil wants to soothe your woes with sweetness and a lit...

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Product of the Week: Mince Pie Fragrance Oil!
14
November
2018

Product of the Week: Mince Pie Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 14th November, 2018

There is something truly amazing about the history and evolution of mince pies. It is kind of wild and violent at times. The origins were born out of spoils brought back from an invasion. They were decadent and just right for the holidays with their symbolism. Then came a ruler who didn’t think so highly of fruit and spices enjoyed by many. People in Britain put up with his nonsense but they refused to give up those delightful...

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Product of the Week: Macadamia Nut Oil!
07
November
2018

Product of the Week: Macadamia Nut Oil!

Posted on 7th November, 2018

Hey girl, It’s Macadamia nut oil here. You are amazing on your own but embrace me and I will help make all the wonderful things about you even better. Now that is a pretty bold claim on the part of an oil but they do have the goods to back it up. It appears in your life and offers antioxidants. But it has an extra special rare one in its back pocket called squalane. This naturally occurs in everyone’s skin but this extra...

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Product of the Week: Lemon Powder!
31
October
2018

Product of the Week: Lemon Powder!

Posted on 31st October, 2018

Lemon Powder is a superhero who disguises their intense powers by distracting everyone with its sunny lemon scent. It is a spray-dried powder that seems like a fun addition to hot and cold process soaps (because Lemon Powder refuses to let anyone down.) and assorted dry facial and body treatments. (Try it out in a bath tea if you want something a little bit different and luxurious) Suddenly when you least expect it, it drops amazing...

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Product of the Week: Fresh Hay Fragrance Oil!
24
October
2018

Product of the Week: Fresh Hay Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 24th October, 2018

Come with us to find Fresh Hay. You aren’t going on a hayride; crowded with a bunch of people. There won’t be bales to stick and poke at you. There won’t be insects biting you, nor will you be too cold or too warm. You are walking along a narrow road surrounded by the entangled lush hedgerows that have given in the commands of the sun and rain.The heat of the day is rising and making every bit of flora pliant in pro...

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Product of the Week: Blue Amberwood Fragrance Oil!
17
October
2018

Product of the Week: Blue Amberwood Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 17th October, 2018

You have been invited out on an adventure with Blue Amberwood fragrance oil. You will be going somewhere warm and and lively: just you and the scent. You must be patient and follow the rules of this fragrance. You aren’t allowed to gobble up all of it up at once, nor can you pick and choose what you want and discard the rest like a petulant child. It will begin with crisp notes of citrus, grapefruit and lime. This will wake you...

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Product of the Week: Butter Powder!
10
October
2018

Product of the Week: Butter Powder!

Posted on 10th October, 2018

Everyone knows about olive oil. It is like a popular girl who everyone knows and likes and she is everywhere. “Oh call her, she is great.” In the warm climates of southern Europe, they can use it for food, medicinal purposes, and for beauty products. It is fantastic. But it is a fairly recent thing for the rest of us in the cold climates to have access to such a delightful all around useful product. For many butter is the...

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Product of the Week: Ground Apricot Stones!
03
October
2018

Product of the Week: Ground Apricot Stones!

Posted on 3rd October, 2018

Maybe it was a long summer at the beach, or in a work setting with Arctic air conditioning but one’s skin can only stand up to so much and begins to feel a little dull. Yes it is now Autumn and everyone is excited about soft knitwear, warm beverages, and books/television with complex slightly miserable characters. While everyone discusses those things with great enthusiasm, the skin needs to be tended to. One doesn’t need...

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Product of the Week: Green french Clay!
26
September
2018

Product of the Week: Green french Clay!

Posted on 26th September, 2018

Many people’s first experience with skincare comes from seeing a parent appearing with a mask of a green-faced monster. It is usually a shocking experience that soon becomes an amusing family story. A few years later one puts on that same mask to combat a new monster: acne. It is funny how there are various advancements made in tackling adolescent acne but nearly everyone tries and finds reliability in that simple green mask of...

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Product of the Week: Classique 5!
19
September
2018

Product of the Week: Classique 5!

Posted on 19th September, 2018

A scent that first appears powdery and aldehydic might strike some as a bit safe, or even old fashioned. That is okay; those with short attention spans can find enjoyment in something more direct, clean, or simple. The thing about scents with a strong floral aldehyde like this one, is that it is there to tempt one into a dance as the scent begins to move or shimmer into something more complex. You are taken to somewhere woody and the...

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Product of the Week: White Clay!
12
September
2018

Product of the Week: White Clay!

Posted on 12th September, 2018

Some products want to take the lead and do one or two things with such panache. Everyone knows to go to that for specialist treatments. “Use this if you want brighten your skin so much that they name a new filter on snapchat after you.” “This product will fix all acne and the word ‘acne’ will disappear from our vocabulary by 2045.” But not everyone needs that. (we kid, we still want that skin brigh...

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Product of the Week: Shea Butter
05
September
2018

Product of the Week: Shea Butter

Posted on 5th September, 2018

Across the dry savanna belt of Africa grows a tree known in a few languages as taama, karité, and wangal. To much of the world it is the shea tree. From the nut of this tree we get shea butter, also known as “women’s gold”. (when unrefined it is a bright yellow colour.) This butter provides millions of women across the continent of Africa (in more than 18 countries) with employment and income. In many places...

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Product of the Week: Warm Gingerbread Fragrance!
29
August
2018

Product of the Week: Warm Gingerbread Fragrance!

Posted on 29th August, 2018

It is easy to love Summer. It is like a pretty person with perfect hair and easy charm. Summer lures everyone in with the heat of the day, ice cream on holidays, watching the twilight that is slow to go, and taking in the scent of flowers in heavy bloom. Then there are those who wait with patience for Autumn. Autumn is that quiet person in the corner with mysterious eyes and dry sense of humour. Lovers of Autumn and the cold months l...

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Products of the Week: Organic, Unrefined Safflower Oil!
22
August
2018

Products of the Week: Organic, Unrefined Safflower Oil!

Posted on 22nd August, 2018

For a very long time the safflower has been a quiet little worker offering its talents in a number of applications. (gastronomical, medicinal, industrial) Then in the latter part of the 20th century it turned out to have another set of talents in the cosmetic world that surprised a lot of people and still does today. Imagine a light non-greasy oil that wants to take care of many needs, but not be too overwhelming. Organic Unre...

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Product of the Week: Honey Powder!
15
August
2018

Product of the Week: Honey Powder!

Posted on 15th August, 2018

Since the dawn of time, honey has been used in a million different ways by cultures around the world to help in the healing process for so many maladies. (Even in 2000 B.C. there is recorded evidence of the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks using it to help treat skin wounds. Even today in Burkina Faso where bees are big, honey is used as a cleansing agent.) In particular honey has been used to treat a number disorders of the skin. Honey...

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Get 40% Off CP & MP Colourants at Gracefruit!
09
August
2018

Get 40% Off CP & MP Colourants at Gracefruit!

Posted on 9th August, 2018

Get 40% Off CP & MP Colourants at Gracefruit!No code needed! Simply add your favourite selection of Gracefruit's CP or MP colourants to your basket to receive them 40% off.Get creative and enjoy! We hope you are having an awesome August so far and thanks for choosing Gracefruit, the natural choice for soap making and skincare ingredients. Kind regards,The Gracefruit Teamwww.gracefruit.c...

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Product of the Week: Annatto Powder
08
August
2018

Product of the Week: Annatto Powder

Posted on 8th August, 2018

This powder is high in bixen, the natural colorant in annatto seeds. Wonderful in oil infusions and, depending on the concentration, may be used to colour soaps from yellow to orange. Take care when using annatto powder as it can stain skin and clothing. This powder is a lovely natural alternative to using artificial colourants in cosmetics such as soaps and other personal care products. Harvested from the tropical tree, the b...

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Product of the Week: Goats Milk Soap Base!
01
August
2018

Product of the Week: Goats Milk Soap Base!

Posted on 1st August, 2018

This soap base has a lovely smooth, creamy texture. Packed with vitamins and minerals, and also being rich in butter-fats, Goats Milk Soap Base makes the perfect moisturizer. With no added scent, this provides an excellent lift for fragrance. The base also has a superior even at high temperatures. Create your own custom soaps with our easy-to-use melt and pour soap base. It's super easy to colour using any of our melt and...

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Product of the Week: Bay Rum Fragrance Oil!
25
July
2018

Product of the Week: Bay Rum Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 25th July, 2018

This week's featured product is described as a perfect, clean, masculine scent, however we believe our Bay Rum fragrance is one of the staples of our range. This fragrance is fantastic in an array of different cosmetics, lending itself particularly well to soaps and colognes - and with a flashpoint of 80C you can use it in candles too!   - The Gracefruit Team

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Product of the Week: Raspberry Powder!
18
July
2018

Product of the Week: Raspberry Powder!

Posted on 18th July, 2018

Raspberry powder is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Raspberries are reported to have skin stimulating properties, and can soothe reddened skin as well as help regulate sebum levels. Perfect for any type of skin. Try it in facial masks, body wraps, and scrubs for a wonderful fresh-raspberry scent and skin-refreshing properties. Raspberry powder makes for an excellent dry skin treatment, due to i...

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Product of the Week: OliveM 1000!
27
June
2018

Product of the Week: OliveM 1000!

Posted on 27th June, 2018

Olivem 1000 is naturally derived from olive oil, making it a great self emulsifier. Non ionic and PEG-free, Olivem 1000 works brilliantly within a wide variety of cosmetic products. OliveM 1000 is wonderful in creams and lotions with great spreadability and will leave skin feeling silky and smooth with no soapy effect. It's also fantastic in hair conditioning treatments. Due to its unique combination of fatty acids, OliveM 100...

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Product of the Week: Fractionated Coconut Oil!
20
June
2018

Product of the Week: Fractionated Coconut Oil!

Posted on 20th June, 2018

An excellent substitute for sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil is incredibly stable and well-absorbed by the skin. It contains all of the benefits of regular, solid coconut oil in an easy-to-use liquid form, making an excellent carrier oil used in perfumes, aromatherapy and massage therapy. As it is such a light oil, fractionate coconut oil is perfect for sprayable treatments and skin care. It is a cheaper alternative...

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Product of the Week: Rice Bran Oil!
13
June
2018

Product of the Week: Rice Bran Oil!

Posted on 13th June, 2018

Packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, rice bran oil is a wonderful addition to mature or sensitive skin treatments. Containing not only vitamin B and E, but squalane as well, making this an easily and quickly absorbed oil on the skin without losing any of its nourishing benefits. It is also a fantastic source of tocotrienol, a powerful antioxidant said to rival the abilities of vitamin E, giving it that incredibly long shelf life...

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Product of the Week: Himalayan Pink Salts!
06
June
2018

Product of the Week: Himalayan Pink Salts!

Posted on 6th June, 2018

Perfect for spa treatments and soaks, himalayan pink salts is an excellent treatment for tired, dry skin, helping to maintain and balance healthy skin. It is an excellent cosmetic ingredient for soaps or scrubs to help deeply exfoliate the skin, or just a bath salt to help relax at the end of a stressful day. As a natural detoxifier, sea salts help to draw unwanted toxins out and away from the skin, so our himalayan pink salts is an...

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Product of the Week: Candycane Fragrance!
30
May
2018

Product of the Week: Candycane Fragrance!

Posted on 30th May, 2018

This week's featured product may seem like a seasonal fragrance but be believe it's gorgeous in any formulation all year round: A fresh diffusive mint fragrance combining peppermint with hints of sweet spearmint and nuances of strawberry, supported by a mouth-watering accord of sugar and hints of vanilla.   - The Gracefruit Team

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Product of the Week: Annatto Powder!
23
May
2018

Product of the Week: Annatto Powder!

Posted on 23rd May, 2018

This powder is high in bixen, the natural colorant in annatto seeds. Wonderful in oil infusions and, depending on the concentration, may be used to colour soaps from yellow to orange. Take care when using annatto powder as it can stain skin and clothing. This powder is a lovely natural alternative to using artificial colourants in cosmetics such as soaps and other personal care products. Harvested from the tropical tree, the b...

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Product of the Week: Jojoba Oil!
16
May
2018

Product of the Week: Jojoba Oil!

Posted on 16th May, 2018

Due to its similarity to the human sebum, jojoba oil, a naturally derived liquid wax containing several important vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, makes the ideal cosmetic ingredient for skin care products. It is particularly effective in facial care products, as it helps to remove excess oils and sinks into the skin with ease. Jojoba oil is unique as when it is absorbed by the skin it penetrates through the hair follicles instead...

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Product of the Week: Goat's Milk Powder
09
May
2018

Product of the Week: Goat's Milk Powder

Posted on 9th May, 2018

Packed with vitamins A, B6, B12 and E, goats milk powder is a wonderful natural emollient. Our goat's milk powder contains 20% fat and 21% protein. Due it its high capric, caprylic and caproic acid content, this powder can effectively be used as an alpha hydroxy acid in products such as facial cleansers or washes, acting as a natural exfoliant and helping skin to appear younger and more refreshed. As this is a natural milk powder it...

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Product of the Week: EasyMix Butter!
25
April
2018

Product of the Week: EasyMix Butter!

Posted on 25th April, 2018

EasyMix Butter is a structuring agent used for creating an butter from any oil. It can be used to increase the viscosity of liquid oils as well as oil-soluble products. A natural thickener derived from the elaeis guineensis tree native to parts of West Africa, EasyMix Butter powder has the ability to not only transform the consistency of oils from a liquid into a butter, but actively thicken products such as lotions or creams....

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Product of the Week: Coffee Butter!
18
April
2018

Product of the Week: Coffee Butter!

Posted on 18th April, 2018

Our gorgeous, rich coffee butter is made from hydrogenated coffee bean essential oil. It has a strong roasted coffee scent. Popular in anti-cellulite treatments, this light brown, semi-soft butter is also wonderful in lotions, creams, and lip balms. Our delicious coffee butter is like a caffeine-free latte for your skin; pure coffee oil mixed with a creamy vegetable oil butter to create a yummy addition to a wide range of cosm...

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Product of the Week: Raspberry Seed Oil!
04
April
2018

Product of the Week: Raspberry Seed Oil!

Posted on 4th April, 2018

Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, raspberry seed oil is a wonderful moisturiser with powerful protective abilities. As well as protecting from free radicals raspberry seed oil also offers some sun protection making it a wonderful addition to facial products including eye creams, serums, and lip treatments. It also has superior anti-inflammatory properties. This wonderful oil is exceptionally high in vitamins E and A, making it an exc...

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Product of the Week: Sweet Almond Oil!
28
March
2018

Product of the Week: Sweet Almond Oil!

Posted on 28th March, 2018

Sweet almond oil is easily absorbed, with a fine texture which makes it extremely popular for a wide variety of cosmetic uses. As well as being one of the most popular carrier oils for use in aromatherapy, it is also widely used in hair treatments thanks to the presence of vitamin B6 and minerals such as magnesium, iron and unsaturated triglycerides which help nourish hair. Sweet almond oil is considered a natural emollient, s...

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Product of the Week: Sorbitol!
14
March
2018

Product of the Week: Sorbitol!

Posted on 14th March, 2018

Naturally derived from dextrose, commonly found in a wide range of fruits and being used as an alternative to sugar in foods and toothpaste, Sorbitol is an amazing thickener that provides viscosity and texture to cosmetic applications. It is also considered to be an incredibly powerful humectant with beneficial moisturising properties for the hair and skin; this helps to impart a smooth, soft, conditioned feeling and helps to...

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Product of the Week: Glycerine!
07
March
2018

Product of the Week: Glycerine!

Posted on 7th March, 2018

Our palm-free vegetable glycerine is a skin-friendly humectant which draws water to the skin. It has wonderful emollient and water-retaining properties. Use it in your creams, lotions, and serums. Known for its fantastic emollient and hydrating abilities, glycerine is one of the most versatile and widely used skin care cosmetic ingredients on the market. It is a natural humectant and lubricant, making it an ideal cosmetic ingr...

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Product of the Week: Cranberry Seed Oil!
21
February
2018

Product of the Week: Cranberry Seed Oil!

Posted on 21st February, 2018

As it is so rich in tocopherols, tocotrienols and phytosterols it's easy to see why cranberries are considered a "super fruit"; packed with natural fatty acids - such as omega 3, 6 and 9 - and powerful antioxidants, cranberry seed oil is a wonderful cosmetic ingredient for skin care, protecting skin from environmental pollutants whilst keeping it moisturised and healthy. As cranberry seed oil is so light and stable, it is easy to wor...

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Product of the Week: Sodium Lactate Solution 60%
14
February
2018

Product of the Week: Sodium Lactate Solution 60%

Posted on 14th February, 2018

Acting as a powerful antibacterial and effective humectant, sodium lactate solution 60% is excellent for an array of different cosmetic applications. A natural humectant, sodium lactate also displays strong antibacterial properties. Especially useful in hot process soap making as it helps to maintain fluidity of the cooked soap and harden the final bars. It is also used effectively in skin care products to supplement th...

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Product of the Week: Shea Butter!
07
February
2018

Product of the Week: Shea Butter!

Posted on 7th February, 2018

Our Shea butter is produced in communities from Africa, where it has been traditionally used to treat dry, ageing skin by healers. The ingredient provides a number of jobs for a society of women who harvest the shea nuts themselves. The growing popularity of this ingredient has led to it becoming the base oil/butter for a variety of cosmetic and food formulations making the Shea nut/butter a very significant export product for Africa...

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Products of the Week: Bespoke Fragrance Service!
31
January
2018

Products of the Week: Bespoke Fragrance Service!

Posted on 31st January, 2018

This week's featured product is one of our favourites - we know it's technically a service more than a product but we think it's a lot of fun: Our bespoke fragrance service! Get your products noticed with your own bespoke, signature fragrances. We work closely with the UK's leading perfumers, and can help you create your own exclusive custom scents for your candles, soaps, and other bath and body products. This also includes m...

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Product of the Week: Dupe!
24
January
2018

Product of the Week: Dupe!

Posted on 24th January, 2018

This week's featured product is one of our all-time favourite fragrances at Gracefruit: Dupe! Our interpretation of the popular designer fragrance. A soft citrus bergamot and fragrant amber effect on a background of tonka, fleur d'oranger, vanilla, sandal and sweet musk. We think this fragrance can work wonders in all sorts of soapy fromulations!   - The Gracefruit Team

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Product of the Week: Red CP!
17
January
2018

Product of the Week: Red CP!

Posted on 17th January, 2018

Vibrant, emotive and powerful: a rich true red specially designed for use in cold process soap! To use simply: shake the colourant bottle well before use, making sure lid is secure. Remove a portion of soap from the main batch and add colourant to this smaller portion. Remember – 5ml is sufficient for 1kg of soap. Use a stick blender to mix the colour into the removed portion, which can then be swirled or...

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Product of the Week: BTMS!
10
January
2018

Product of the Week: BTMS!

Posted on 10th January, 2018

This week's featured product is pretty popular for good reason: BTMS! BTMS Conditioning emulsifier. This easy-to-use conditioning emulsifier is perfect for both hair and skin applications. It is superb in hair-care products where detangling and conditioning properties are desired. Leaving skin with a lovely, silky and powdery feel, BTMS is a must-have for luxury cosmetic formulations. This primary emulsifier doubles as...

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Product of the Week: Raspberry Seed Oil!
03
January
2018

Product of the Week: Raspberry Seed Oil!

Posted on 3rd January, 2018

This week's featured product is powerful, nutritious and gorgeous: Raspberry Seed Oil! Cold pressed and unrefined. This wonder oil is exceptionally high in vitamins E and A, making it an excellent antioxidant. Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, raspberry seed oil is a wonderful moisturiser with powerful protective abilities. As well as protecting from free radicals raspberry seed oil also offers some sun protection makin...

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Product of the Week: Panthenol!
20
December
2017

Product of the Week: Panthenol!

Posted on 20th December, 2017

This week's featured product is fabulously nourishing for skin and hair: Panthenol Powder! Panthenol powder is water soluble and particularly useful in hair care formulations, but can be used for skin and nail care as well. This vitamin is often referred to as Pro-Vitamin B5. It will impart long lasting moisturization and is said to increase the strength of the hair shaft, whilst maintaining its natural smoothness and s...

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Product of the Week: Augeo!
13
December
2017

Product of the Week: Augeo!

Posted on 13th December, 2017

This week's featured product is a wonderfully versatile base: Augeo! An environmentally friendly eco-solvent that which can be used to create a variety of cosmetic applications from perfumes to multi-purpose cleaners. Our Augeo is an eco-solvent typically used in home fragrance products such a reed diffusers, room sprays and can also be used to create perfumes. Augeo can also be used as finger nail polish, so we would r...

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Product of the Week: Colloidal Oatmeal!
06
December
2017

Product of the Week: Colloidal Oatmeal!

Posted on 6th December, 2017

This week's featured product is from our fabulous oat range: Colloidal Oatmeal! Versatile and ECOCERT approved, our Colloidal Oatmeal is an excellent anti-ageing ingredient that doesn't leave that greasy feeling on the skin. Colloidal Oatmeal is packed with 5.5% beta-glucan -often described as a natural plant-derived alternative to hyaluronic acid- which offers soothing, hypoallergenic, restorative and protective properti...

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Product of the Week: Green French Clay!
29
November
2017

Product of the Week: Green French Clay!

Posted on 29th November, 2017

This week's featured product is a fabulous facial treatment: Green French Clay! Packed with minerals such as oxides, magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, copper, and selenium, our green clay makes a wonderful addition to your soaps. Use it for natural pale green colourant. This clay is well known for its use in products such as face masks, body wraps and other various spa tre...

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Product of the Week: Devotion Fragrance Oil!
22
November
2017

Product of the Week: Devotion Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 22nd November, 2017

This week's featured product is a gorgeous floral accord: Devotion Fragrance Oil! A modern sophisticated floral with top notes of champaka flower, mandarin and ivy leading onto a heart of rose, violet and exotic orchid. The base note consists of wild plum and blackberry musk. This fabulous fragrance can be used in all sorts of cosmetic concoctions including soaps, bath bombs and even candles!   - The...

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Product of the Week: Oligoquat M!
15
November
2017

Product of the Week: Oligoquat M!

Posted on 15th November, 2017

This week's featured product is wonderfully moisturising for skin and hair: Olgoquat M! A powerfully moisturising quat, excellent for both hair and skin care treatments. This substantive, moisturizing, quaternized oligosaccharide is derived from sugar cane. It can provide damage repair to skin and hair and is effective in leave-on products as well as rinse-off, such as body wash, hair care, and skin care formulations, e...

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Product of the Week: Honey Powder!
08
November
2017

Product of the Week: Honey Powder!

Posted on 8th November, 2017

This week's featured product is super sweet; honey powder! A natural humectant, honey draws and holds moisture close to the skin making it a wonderful addition to your creams, soaps, and lotions. This powder is incredibly beneficial for skin, not only carrying a large amount of nutritious skin-friendly vitamins, but helping it to absorb and hold onto moisture. Honey powder makes for an excellent dry skin treatment, due...

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Product of the Week: Pentavitin!
01
November
2017

Product of the Week: Pentavitin!

Posted on 1st November, 2017

  Is the cold weather giving you dry, tired skin? This week's featured product can help: Pentavitin! Dubbed "The Moisture Magnet" by cosmeticians - Plus its deep, hydrating properties on skin - Pentavitin is excellent for a multitude of cosmetics. A naturally derived, ECOCERT approved cosmetic ingredient for skin care, that effectively reduces moisture loss and dryness in the skin. It is perfect for an array...

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Product of the Week: Avocado Butter!
25
October
2017

Product of the Week: Avocado Butter!

Posted on 25th October, 2017

This week's featured product is derived from one of our favourite superfoods: Avocado Butter! This rich, soft butter is pressed from the flesh of avocados. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E and works well in soaps, creams, and lotions. It's especially useful in lip balms. With excellent penetrating properties this butter, derived from the fruit of the avocado tree, is an amazing addition to create a smooth and cr...

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Product of the Week: Butter Powder!
18
October
2017

Product of the Week: Butter Powder!

Posted on 18th October, 2017

This week's featured product doesn't just make foo delicious, it makes your cosmetics fabulous too: Butter Powder! Made from 100% food-grade, unsalted melted butter and spray dried for freshness, our Butter Powder is a wonderful addition to your soaps. 10% protein and a whopping 73% fat produces an ultra-creamy soap. You can also use it as a mask if you'd like!   - The Gracefruit Team

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Product of the Week - Red Embossed EcoWrap!
11
October
2017

Product of the Week - Red Embossed EcoWrap!

Posted on 11th October, 2017

There's no need to compromise on style with this week's featured product; Red Embossed EcoWrap! Our EcoWrap paper is the economical and environmentally-friendly way to package your handmade soaps. Each sheet of greaseproof EcoWrap is made of recycled paper, and is free from petrochemicals. The sheets are completely biodegradable, and come pre-printed with a pretty silver embossed pattern. EcoWrap is breathable and allows...

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Product of the Week - Lemon Powder!
04
October
2017

Product of the Week - Lemon Powder!

Posted on 4th October, 2017

This week's featured product is refreshing and packing with all sorts of fabulous nutrients for the skin; Lemon Powder! Our lemon powder is made from spray-dried lemons and is wonderful in soaps and dry products. Lemon powder is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Perfect for any type of skin. Try it in facial masks, body wraps, and scrubs for a wonderful fresh-lemon scent and skin-re...

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Product of the Week - Shea Soap Base!
27
September
2017

Product of the Week - Shea Soap Base!

Posted on 27th September, 2017

Shea butter soap base has great moisturising, soothing and emollient properties from a very high Shea and glycerine content, which provides a pleasant skin feel. With no added scent, this provides an excellent lift for fragrance. Create your own custom soaps with our easy-to-use melt and pour soap base. Our fragrance-friendly base is odourless giving you a truer scent from your fragrances and essential oils. It's also easy to...

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Product of the Week - Orchard Fruits Fragrance Oil!
20
September
2017

Product of the Week - Orchard Fruits Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 20th September, 2017

This week's featured product is just the thing for a little pick-me-up as the darker days approach - our lovely Orchard Fruits fragrance! A fresh, fruity fragrance with predominant notes of sweet dewy apple supported by notes of juicy pear, mandarin and raspberry. This fragrance is perfect for all sorts of cosmetic applications, plus it can be used in candles too! We hope you'll give it a try.  

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Product of the Week - Clear Soap Base!
13
September
2017

Product of the Week - Clear Soap Base!

Posted on 13th September, 2017

This week's featured product is fast, fun and lets you get super creative - clear soap base! Our fragrance-friendly base is odourless giving you a truer scent from your fragrances and essential oils. It’s also easy to colour using any of our melt and pour soap colourants. To use, cut the base into small pieces and melt over very low heat, stirring constantly. Once the base has liquefied, add your fragrance and col...

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Product of the Week - Citric Acid!
06
September
2017

Product of the Week - Citric Acid!

Posted on 6th September, 2017

A common cosmetic ingredient typically found in products such as bath bombs and skin care formulations, citric acid has an incredibly wide range of uses and benefits. With a varied array of uses and applications, it's easy to see why citric acid is such a popular cosmetic ingredient. Often used to make bath bombs, our anhydrous citric acid does not contain water, therefore it is suitable to use, create and display in even damp...

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Product of the Week - Tabac Vanille Fragrance!
30
August
2017

Product of the Week - Tabac Vanille Fragrance!

Posted on 30th August, 2017

This week's featured product is one of our most beloved and popular fragrance oils of all time; Tabac Vanille! The lovely scent notes are as follows: A zesty pergamot, pink pepper and cardamom concoction that gently makes way for more floaral aromas such as heliotrope and iris before fading into an earthy blend of cedarwood tonka and amber. We recommend this for all sorts of lovely soaps, creams and more...

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Product of the Week - Himalayan Pink Salts!
16
August
2017

Product of the Week - Himalayan Pink Salts!

Posted on 16th August, 2017

This week's featured product is one of the most beneficial salts we can think of: Himalayan Pink Salts! Perfect for spa treatments and soaks, Himalayan pink salts is an excellent treatment for tired, dry skin, helping to maintain and balance healthy skin. It is an excellent cosmetic ingredient for soaps or scrubs to help deeply exfoliate the skin, or just a bath salt to help relax at the end of a stressful day. As...

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Product of the Week - Indian Lotus Fragrance Oil!
09
August
2017

Product of the Week - Indian Lotus Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 9th August, 2017

This week's featured product is one of our all-time favourite fragrances, and we think you'll enjoy it as much as we do: Indian Lotus! The lovely notes are as follows: Melon, tagette and geranium leaf cascade into a light lotus flower, soft lily and jasmine blend, ending in sandalwood, warm cedarwood, rich vanilla and sheer musk. This beautiful floral scent can be used in all kinds of formulation such as...

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New Fragrances from Gracefruit!
04
August
2017

New Fragrances from Gracefruit!

Posted on 4th August, 2017

With August already here we've started to get quite excited about the festive soapmaking season – we're also looking forward to all our favourite nostalgic scents of autumn!We have worked very closely with the UK's leading perfumers to create a fabulous selection of autumnal fragrances that stir up memories of cosy days in, our favourite autumn treats and strolls in the countryside: Delectable - A rich sensual frag...

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Product of the Week - Raspberry Powder!
02
August
2017

Product of the Week - Raspberry Powder!

Posted on 2nd August, 2017

This week's featured product is both delicious and wonderful for your skin: raspberry powder! Raspberry powder is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Raspberries are reported to have skin stimulating properties, and can soothe reddened skin as well as help regulate sebum levels. Perfect for any type of skin! Try it in facial masks, body wraps, and scrubs for a wonderful fresh-raspberry scent...

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Product of the Week - Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Prill!
26
July
2017

Product of the Week - Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Prill!

Posted on 26th July, 2017

This week's featured product is a bit of a mouthful, but creates gorgeous cosmetic applications; Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Prill (or SCI for short!) Derived from the natural fatty acids occurring in coconut oil, sodium cocoyl isethionate is a natural, mild surfactant that is perfect for increasing the mildness of foaming cosmetics. When mixed with stearic acid, this surfactant creates a beautiful, luxurious foam without l...

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