Good value water based fragrant extracts? (non-perfume perfume)

We use a Carrubba product, but it's > $800 for 25 lb and you need to use a lot to give the product any lasting scent, around 5% which gets very expensive in a 10 oz cleanser!

Are there any cheaper non-perfume non-essential oil alternatives? (Some people are sensitive to perfumes and essential oils, water based extracts seem like the gentles way to go).


  • Or maybe just go for low amounts of essential oils..
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    The Hydroessential line of essential  oil hydrosols from Vevy Europe are powerful even at 0.10% so you get a lot of bang for your buck or whatever currency you may be using. Fragrance-free all day too.
  • Good tip! Let's see if they ship to the US
  • Hey thank you for that Vevy Europe? do you know if they are using a fixative? to make them more powerful??
    Dr. Catherine Pratt
    (B.Sc with HONS I , Ph.D Analytical/Organic Chem and Microbiology), Cosmetic Chemistry IPCS)
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    @Zink ; Vevy is distributed here in the USA by Independent Chemical Corporation (Glendale, NY), @Dr Catherine Pratt not sure, and they keep it proprietary, but the scent is mainly the terpenes with nicer second notes. You can always throw a little triethyl citrate into there to fix. 

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