Fragrance Dissipating in hair pomade- smells kinda like dust

I have no idea why this happens.  In the beginning, it smells great no problem.  But after about 4 months, the smells is faint and has this dusty kinda smell.  Not sure why.  I used a combination of fragrance and essential oils.  Here is my formula....


Water



Kaolin Clay



MicroWax



PEG 7 GC



PEG 40 HCO



Behentrimonium Methosulfate 


Dead Sea Clay



Refined Shea Butter



Cetyl Alcohol



VG



Stearic Acid



Silica



Vitamin e



Phenoxyethanol SA



SCENT

Teakwood fragrance oil

Sensuous Sandalwood fragrance oil

Black Spruce Essential OIl







Comments

  • I think you'll find that it's just that EOs - especially woody EOs - are not very stable and oxidise over time.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • Depending on amount of clays in formula, may be a culprit as well. They do tend to absorb and have their own dirt like scent, and as Belassi stated, EO's oxodize over time. Depending on the grade of fragrance oils themselves, this may also be a reason they are smelling like they do.

    Vit E may also be lending to this scent as it does have a strong fragrance on its own.
  • This is the nature of natural fragrances. If you want something to last for a longer time, you need something synthetic.
  • @KingRoland78
    I recognize the Sensuous Sandalwood fragrance. Is it from Brambleberry?
    I've had a similar problem with one of their (synthetic) fragrances (it was Drakkar if I remember correctly). I've added anti-oxidants and didn't have stability issues, instead of smelling different or off, the scent nearly disappeared after 3 months (0.2%).
  • @Doreen ; @Belassi @Dirtnap1 ;      I am considering using polysorbate 20 or 80.  I have read that it helps stabilize essential/fragrance oils.  Only question is, at what stage do I use it in and how?  In the heated water phase?  
  • Polysorbate is soluble in hot or cold water. You'd start by dissolving the oils in it.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • @KingRoland78
    Ok, maybe I should give it a try too. Please keep us updated! :-)
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