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    • CommentAuthorrenniemack
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2009
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    I've been purchasing FOs from several suppliers for testing. Most are nice, some are fantastic, but, unfortunately, a few are just awful. I mean AWFUL! I won't even put them in my fragrance oil warmer to scent my house. Are there recommendations for disposal of fragrance oils? I hate to think of pouring them down my drain.
    • CommentAuthorZany in CO
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2009
      1 point
    Here's what I do -- I mix similar ones together until I have enough and then I soap them!

    all the florals together
    all the green/herbals
    all the citrus/fruity
    all the oriental/spicey
    all the woody
    and so on...

    When I have enough of one fragrance type, I then make a batch of soap. Not everyone likes the same thing, so why not? If nothing else, I can use it for laundry soap or donate it to a charity -- for the homeless, battered women shelter, etc. where handmade soap is always appreciated.

    Zany in CO
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      CommentAuthorandee
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2009
      1 point
    We recommend pouring them over salt. A one gallon pail of salt will help disperse the scent into the air. We leave a pail like this on the porch. The porch is covered and doesn't allow rain to get in the pail, the warm summer air allows the scent to evaporate.

    If you can't trade the scent to someone who adores the scent (one man's treasure is another man's trash) then we suggest the salt evaporation method. Do not pour the scent down the drain. This is bad for the environment.
    • CommentAuthorrenniemack
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2009
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    Good suggestions Zany and Andee!

    I'm so new at this, and so picky. I'll probably have many more FOs to recycle before I find the ones that are JUST RIGHT.
    • CommentAuthorZany in CO
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2009
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    Andee wrote: trade the scent to someone who adores the scent (one man's treasure is another man's trash)

    Ditto that! MMS forum doesn't offer this feature, but many soap forums and Yahoo groups do. You post what you have for sale or trade, and see what happens. If you're going to toss them any way, why not offer them for FREE for the cost of shipping?
    • CommentAuthorrenniemack
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2009
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    Zany, you're right. I did a Google search for soap forums, and there ARE many.....too many. I did discover a convenient outlet, though, already right at hand. I subscribe to a gardener's web site, and one of their additional forums is a "Market Place" for, among other things, "Arts and Crafts". I can list the FOs I don't want and see what response I get. So, your suggestion led to a great possibility!
    • CommentAuthorZany in CO
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2009
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    Great Rennie! Now if I could just get my children/husband to listen to my advice. LOL

    Zany in CO
    • CommentAuthorrenniemack
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2009
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    By nature, children and husbands have selective hearing.
    • CommentAuthorZany in CO
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2009
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    LOL I hear that!

    Zany in CO