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Proper Use Of Oils
Does the thickness or thinness of the oil affect the quality of the oil?
No. The thickness or thinness has absolutely nothing to do with oil quality- i.e. Egyptian Musk is the thickest oil around, but at the same time, it is a very mild fragrance. In contrast, Arabian Rosa is extremely thin in texture, but extremely strong. The notion that the thicker the oil, the stronger it is-is a misconception. Only a handful of oils is thick, most oils are thin in texture.
Why do many competitors or vendors sell oils very inexpensively, while our prices are higher than most?
There are different grades of oils. The cheaper the grade, the less expensive it is. “GRADE A” oils, which we sell, are the finest or best quality oils around. That means they are a bit more expensive than lower grades. Think of it like buying orange juice-concentrated orange juice is a lot less expensive than pure orange juice. So, the old adage holds…“You get what you pay for!”
What is the difference between perfume oil, fragrance oil, and body oil?
Unfortunately, all these descriptions have been used in the same capacity, which has created confusion. They are basically two types of oil. The first type is any oil that can be used on the body-this type of oil can also be used for many other things. Whereas, oil that is not meant for the body, must be used for that primary use (e.g. making candles and soaps). Unfortunately, many oils that are not meant for the body are being sold as body oils. The majority of times, these oils do not do any harm to the body, but are a cheap or inferior grade of oil. The public should not be concerned with the description or identification of the oil, but the emphasis should be on knowing that the oil is meant for the body.
Why does the color of oil seem to change from time to time?
Depending on the season, oils will differ in color because of the crop season. Since most oils have natural ingredients, the time of year they are created will have bearing on the color.
What is the shelf life of your oils
Since our oils do not contain any alcohol or water, the problem of evaporation does not exist. As long as the oils are kept away from extreme heat and sunlight, they will last for a very, very, very long time. The only thing that changes is the color. Some oils even get richer in scent-which is called marrying or maturing. We have had oils here for many years, and they still maintain their richness and strength.
How much oil should I add to lotions, shower gels, bath crystals and massage oils?
To make 1 lb (16 oz) of lotion, shower gel, bath crystals, or massage oil: add 1/6th of an ounce of oil. Please note some oils are stronger than others so use your judgment when experimenting.
Should I add IPM to oil?
We highly recommend keeping the oils the way they are. However, if you want to stretch your profit or feel that the oils are too strong, then feel free to mix them according to your judgment.
How much oil do I need to blend with Mr. Ben's to make perfumes, colognes and EAU De TOILETTES?
For perfumes and colognes: 3 parts Mr. Ben’s to 1 part perfume oil. For example:
  • To make 4 oz perfume, you use 3 oz Mr. Ben’s to 1 oz perfume oil.
  • To make 8 oz perfume, you use 6 oz Mr. Ben’s to 2 oz perfume oil.
  • For Eau de toilette: 5 parts Mr. Ben’s to 1 part perfume oil.
How should I sell oils or what is the best way to sell them?
The best way to sell oils is to transfer them into any roll-on bottle with a clean label. Roll-ons seem to be best bottles to use based on a 31-year sales history.
How do I make incense?
One Pound incense oil to 3-4 lbs. DPG Solvent (mixed).
  • Fill pail or bucket with incense oil (3lbs. Of mixed solvent) 1lb Oil x 3lbs DPG
  • Dip sticks approximately 15-30 minutes.
  • Place wet sticks in another pail with a screen or mesh approximately in the middle of the pail Let them drip for 24 hrs.
  • Place sticks on newspaper. Let them dry at least 36-48 hours or use your judgment to see when they are dry.
This formula makes approximately 3,000 to 5,000 sticks
INCENSE OILS ARE NOT TO BE USED ON THE BODY. Remember that these are “grade A” oils. Please be sure to emphasize that point to your customers. Do NOT undersell these oils.