Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Got BCS Original Fragrances?

I think most of us are likely to be fragrance oil addicts already if you are in the candle and or soap making business, which makes the fact that BC North is now carrying most of the fragrances from BC South even better! Let me be the first to say, some of these new to Bitter Creek North fragrances you really don’t want to miss out on! The Holidays are close enough, but still far enough away that you can hopefully still sneak a few of these dandies into your existing line before the seasons shows end!

I’ve personally been using quite a few of these fragrances for many years, and some even before we purchased BCS, way back when it was still Sissies! This month I will share with you some of the fragrances that are personal favorites of mine, as well as fan favorites! There is no way I could ever cover all of them but it will hopefully give you incentive to look over the list, and spend some time testing these delightful offerings! With our Bakers Dozen Sampler, $20 for any 13 regular line fragrances (All the BCS fragrances fall into this category) it’s a great way to test some of these scents to add to your existing soap and candle lines!

I will begin with the floral fragrances. I personally have never sold a lot of floral scents but the BC South Original line has some AMAZING floral offerings. Our customers have over the years certainly swayed me to test a few of them. The Gardenia, Champagne and Roses, Jasmine, Dogwood, Southern Magnolia and the fan favorite for our Texas crowd, Texas Bluebonnet which smells, according to many just like the Texas countryside when these amazing little flowers are in bloom. Floral fragrances from the BCS Original line are amazing! The Southerners sure know their flowers!

Fruity fragrances are always popular, everywhere! One of the most requested we’ve had to
date from the BCS line was the Black Cherry! It’s like no other cherry I’ve ever smelled and it soaps like a dream come true! The Citrus Splash is a long-time favorite of so many customers I can’t count how many times I’ve heard it’s their best seller, I love it too! Other hugely popular and equally delightful scents are Ambrosia, Bird of Paradise (Just like Circle E!), Cherry Berry and don’t forget the Cranberry Pomegranate and of course the ever popular Mulberry (this scent is great for the Holidays!) Each one of these is unique in their own way and one of a kind! There are many more offerings in this category but these have been some of the favorites over the years.

For the person who adores bakery scents, Cranberry Crumble, Blueberry Muffins, Cinnamon Buns, Whipped Cream and Homespun sugar, Sissies Sugar Cookies, Lemon Pound Cake, Red Velvet Cake has been a long standing best seller for BCS and you can’t forget Vanilla Extract which to my non-vanilla loving nose, is one of the BEST vanilla scents ever created.  Don’t miss out on Banana Nut Bread, Applesauce Cupcakes and Angel Food Cake! I am a bakery lover and these scents make my mouth water! My all-time favorite, which is also one of my favorite to soap is the Pumpkin Cheesecake! Rich, creamy and spicy, it’s perfect for your fall and winter lineup!

I love Aromatherapy and Relaxation scents. If you like me are a soaper, the Lavender is a
must try! Such a beautiful fragrance! Don’t forget Cucumber Aloe, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Lavender Mint, Lime Basil, Peppercorn, Red Currant and of course the Rice Flower and Shea. These scents make wonderful relaxation gift sets for the stressed mom or dad! Try selling kits with a candle, room spray, body lotion and even a car freshener in these scents to keep people feeling refreshed and happy! It is amazing what kind of effect fragrance has on the soul!

I am the queen of spicy scents! I love walking into a room and smelling something with cinnamon! If I was stranded on a desert island and had to choose a scent, I would choose something warm and cozy! From these scents, I would choose Cinnamon Red Hots, Pumpkin Spice, Roasted Chestnuts, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Holiday Wassail, Christmas Spice, Chai Tea, and of course Cinnamon Surprise! One of the scents that I’ve just recently discovered myself is the AMAZING Hot Maple Toddy though! The gals in our office were raving about this one, and apparently, rumor has it, it’s their new favorite pouring room scent! I agree, it’s delightful! I think I’ve found my new favorite!

With all these scents, it’s time to do some testing, I hope this gives you all a good idea of what we’ve added up North the past few months. This by no means is a complete listing but it gives you a good idea of some of the new things in store at Bitter Creek! All of the new scents fromBitter Creek South are noted on the site with BCS Original next to it. Give a sampler a try!

With all this hype, I want to share with you my newest Christmas gift giving item. I made the Hot Maple Toddy fragrance (yes, it really IS that good!) into a candle, using a mug from the dollar store. I placed this in a Christmas themed tin with some paper shreds. It makes a great gift for teachers, hosts and hostesses alike, the candle lover who has everything else and more. These simple gifts are a gift and packaging in one and sell great at Craft Shows! Here is how mine turned out. The candle is made using Pumpkin Spice and Brown liquid dyes in the Ez Parasoy wax with a CD wick. I can’t wait for people to begin receiving these and the feedback I receive. I am sure they will be a favorite. Every year I’ve done something like this and every year I create a new fan favorite scent. 

We at Bitter Creek are committed to giving you the best products and services in the industry including free technical support. Bitter Creek would like to be your go-to source for all of your candle making supplies and for many years to come! We hope that you all have one of the best and most successful Holiday Season’s ever! If you find yourself in need of assistance, we are here for you!

Happy Candle and Soap Making!