Lemon Verbena Fragrance Oil Of The Week

Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil Showcase

Lemon Verbena is an invigorating and refreshing fragrance oil, full of bright, fresh, and zingy Lemon and Orange. Then, you have the gorgeous Lemongrass weaving her green, citrusy leaves through this super fresh scent profile.

We think it is just amazing and we like it for a fresh start to the day. 

Fragrance Notes

Lemon Verbena evokes the fragrance of sunshine. Imagine opening the doors on a warm June day, the sun is beaming and the insects are buzzing lazily in the heat.  

The scent of the Lemon and Orange trees proves a zingy, citrus delight. While Lemongrass brings a touch of green and yet more citrus brightness to the Summer party.

Throw open the doors and windows and allow the beauty of Lemon Verbena fragrance oil to transport you. It feels fresh, bright, and hopeful and keeps you motivated throughout the day.

It’s a fragrance oil that we think is incredibly refreshing here at VINEVIDA.

    • Top: Lemon, Orange
    • Mid: Lemongrass
    • Bottom: Vertiver

VINEVIDA’S Favorite Ways To Use Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil

VINEVIDA’S Favorite Ways To Use Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil

Lemon Verbena is a refreshing Fragrance Oil that greets you with fresh, clean, and bright citrus notes. Interwoven with a fresh green touch of Lemongrass, it is deliciously vibrant and refreshing.

Toiletries and Skincare 

We think that Lemon Verbena Fragrance Oil is perfect for shower gels designed to wake you up and get you ready for the day.

There is a lack of base notes in the blend, which means the fragrance may disappear quite quickly. Perhaps elongate that scent profile by blending with deep, rich woods like Cedarwood and Sandalwood. Even a dash of Vanilla would be perfect here.

It’s wonderful in products designed to be used in the morning and throughout the day to uplift and motivate you. 

Scenting The Home 

Its bright, fresh, and clean scent profile makes it the perfect choice for scenting most of the spaces in the home. You could use it as the base for creating a Signature Home Scent. Discover more about Signature Home Scents, in our article Layering Perfumes In The Home.

Wax and Scented Products

Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil is an ideal choice for making wax-based products.

Try using it to make refreshing candles, wax melts, and sachets. You can also use it in all types of aromatherapy candle burners. Why not have a go at making your own super refreshing Reed Diffuser while you are at it?

Blending

Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil is very versatile and will easily blend with our other Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils.

I like mixing it with a strong heart and base notes. It will take heady florals and deep rich woody fragrances for an incredible sensation. Try blending it with Cedarwood and Amber and Jasmine but it also blends wonderfully with decadent and precious Essential Oils like Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Palo Santo, redefining and enriching the whole scent profile.

Cold Air Diffusers

We have a version of Lemon Verbena Diffuser Fragrance Oil developed especially for your Cold Air Diffusers too Find it here.

Please do not use the Soaps and Candles version in your Cold Air or Nebulizing Diffuser, as it has a thicker viscosity and is not designed for this purpose. 

Creative Ways To Use And Blend Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil

We have plenty of creative and exciting ideas to explore using Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil for you this week.

It’s a perfectly refreshing fragrance oil for use all over the home and in toiletries and skincare. You can create products designed to wake you up and motivate you with this versatile fragrance oil.

Aroma Pendant 

Aroma Pendant

These are easier to make than you think and I wrote a whole article on it a while ago, check out 

How To Make An Essential Oil Necklace. You can either make or purchase an aroma pendant to suit your needs. Consider how you will use it and where and when to help inform your initial choice.

It can be difficult to determine which category Aroma Pendants fall into. I have considered the moderate risk of getting the fragrance oil on your skin using aroma pendants to be enough for it to fall into category 10a. It is always best to err on the side of caution here.

In IFRA Category 10 a Lemon Verbena fragrance oil has a maximum safety dilution rate of 6.90%.

In 10 ml of carrier oil like Sweet Almond add 6 drops of Lemon Verbena Soaps and Candles fragrance oil and decant into a suitable dropper bottle using a funnel to help. Label clearly and list all the ingredients.

Simply add a few drops to your aroma pendant and refresh as needed. 

Consider adding and blending some essential oils to help influence your mood too. Mandarin and Sweet Orange are the perfect de-stressers. Clary Sage and Rosemary are wonderful at focusing your mind and you can calm yourself beautifully with Lavender and Vetiver.

Handmade Herbal Heating Packs

Handmade Herbal Heating Packs

I love these and I could just do a quick tutorial for you but I found this from Anna Chesley on Salt In My Coffee and I thought it would be ideal for you Handmade Herbal Heating Packs.

They are super simple to make for yourself, if her little 3-year-old can make them, so can you! Adding an extra pocket for a felt insert onto which to place your fragrance oil is a bit more challenging, but easy enough to work in.

They are perfect for this time of the year to warm your chilly fingers and they are ideal for lovely gifts for friends and family at this chilly time of the year. It’s vile here in the UK at the moment, wet, dank, and dark, day after day. I need the wonderful pick-me-up of Lemon Verbena fragrance oil and some of these to warm my chilly fingers…and toes! 

Heat Packs fall in IFRA Category 11b and you can only use up to a maximum of 0.29% of   Lemon Verbena fragrance oil in your recipe. 

This means in 100g of filling - such as Cherry Stones or Rice you must not use any more than 0.29 g of this fragrance oil, other fragrance oils will have different maximum safety percentages. 0.29g is approximately 5 drops. If you drop it onto a felt insert in a concealed pocket in your hand warmer, it is more than enough and you can refresh it as needed. 

Our Favorite Recipe

VINEVIDA Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oils is perfect for designing, creating, and making a myriad of creative projects. We love coming up with new ideas and projects here at VINEVIDA and get very excited about the possibilities of our fragrance oils.

This week, we have the super refreshing Lemon Verbena fragrance oil. It is fresh and clean making it ideal for use as an Air Freshener, try out our new tutorial on making them from Plaster Of Paris, it is a lot more simple than you think.

For our second recipe, it occurred to me that I love citrus-based hand washes. I like the clean, fresh effect of them and how the scent will linger on the skin long after you have used them.  I will show you a super simple way to make your liquid soap for your home dispensers. 

Plaster Air Fresheners 

Plaster Air Fresheners

Lemon Verbena Soap and candle fragrance Oil are ideal for this easy but effective project. With its clean and refreshing aroma, you will go back time and again to this one. 

When I was a child, we used to be able to buy Plaster of Paris model kits and this is much the same process, you just don’t have to paint them….. Unless you want to, of course. But leave a porous surface so your fragrance oil can be absorbed. 

Lemon Verbena Soap and Candles fragrance oil in IFRA category 12 has no maximum safety dilution restrictions, but it is still no excuse to go nuts! 

TOP TIP: Work in small batches as you need to tap the air out of your molds before the Plaster of Paris starts setting. It can take longer than you think or expect, so don’t make any more than about 4-5 medium-sized molds at a time. 

You Will Need:

    1. Mixing bowl
    2. Measuring jug
    3. Stainless steel spoon
    4. Silicone molds in your desired shape
    5. Pastry Brush.
    6. Newspaper

Ingredients:

Safety: Not for Topical Use

Method:

    1. Read and follow the instructions for your brand of Plaster of Paris because they can differ in the amount and process used.
    2. If you fill your molds with water and then tip it into a measuring jug, you can record the volume of your mold to help you work out how much plaster to mix.
    3. Mix your Plaster of Paris according to your instructions, it should look a bit like sloppy pancake batter.
    4. Take the dish soap/water mix and a pastry brush. Then brush the insides of your molds with this mix, and turn them upside down for a few moments to let any excess drain out. The dish soap acts as a surfactant and reduces the chances of you getting any air bubbles on the surface of your finished items so don’t skip this bit. It improves your overall finish.
    5. Pour your Plaster of Paris into your molds carefully.
    6. Gently but firmly tap the mold on your newspaper-covered work surface to bring any air bubbles to the surface. Do this until you are happy you have removed all air bubbles, it can take longer than you think! 
    7. Once you are satisfied there are no air bubbles left, set aside for at least 60 minutes depending on the size of your mold. 
    8. Gently and carefully work the edges of the mold and remove your plaster figure. 
    9. Set aside on a metal drying rack to fully cure for at least 24 hours. You want airflow all around the figure to cure it fully.
    10.  Decorate if you wish, but you must leave some porous surface to add your oil to.

How to Use:

    1. Once fully cured, add your drops of Lemon Verbena Soap and Candles fragrance oil to the porous surface of your Plaster figure.
    2. Place on a protective mat or in a bowl in a position with some airflow, by a door or window is ideal. That way, when you pass it, it will help to give off its delicious and refreshing scent.

Here is some more inspiration on this project from Maria at Maria Louise Design - How to Make Plaster Homemade Air Fresheners.

Liquid Soap

Liquid Soap

This is super simple and achievable at home with very few ingredients that you can easily source. Though, if you want something more challenging, check out the link at the end.

You can make this super gentle to suit your skin, especially for those of you who have sensitive skin. You could consider adding essential oils to enhance the recipe too.

If you don’t have a pretty liquid soap dispenser, consider buying one now, because once you make this, you might just be hooked. 

This recipe makes approximately 250 ml + of Liquid Soap with Lemon Verbena Soap and Candles Fragrance Oil. In IFRA category 9, it has maximum safety dilution restrictions of 6.90%.

You Will Need:

    1. Small measuring jug
    2. Stainless steel spoon
    3. Small funnel
    4. 250 ml+ bottle or Liquid Soap dispenser
    5. Oil and waterproof labels.

Ingredients:

Optional:

    • Preservative of your choice, follow your individual manufacturer's guidelines.

Safety: 

    • Keep out of reach of very young children and supervise children while using this product.

Method:

    1. If using a preservative, note when to add it and how much and adjust the recipe accordingly.
    2. Measure out your Castile Soap and Distilled Water and combine them, now you can tinker with the ratio here if you want to. Add more water and less Castile soap if your skin is very sensitive. Add more Castile and less water for a more concentrated product that will lather well. 
    3. Carefully measure out the Carrier Oils and Glycerin into the measuring jug.
    4. Add the Lemon Verbena Soap and Candles Fragrance Oil and stir well.
    5. Decant into the bottle or your Liquid Soap Dispenser using a small funnel for ease. 
    6. Label the bottle, clearly listing all ingredients for safety reasons, and date the bottle. If you are using a dispenser at home, keep these details somewhere safe, especially if you have small children or pets in the household.

How to Use:

    1. Carry out a 24-48 hour patch test before using it on your cuticles.
    2. Dispense a dime-sized amount onto wet hands and work into a lather.
    3. Rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water.
    4. Dry your hands and between your fingers thoroughly.

If you love this project, but fancy something more challenging then check out How to Make Herbal Liquid Soap from Scratch from the Nerdy Farm Wife, for recipes and tutorials you can trust. 

Safety Aspects

It is good practice to follow the IFRA safety dilution recommendations. Make sure when you are creating these kinds of projects that you follow them.  After all, they are designed to keep you and your family safe.

You must stay within the recommended guidelines when you make any products that you intend to give away or sell to customers. They may then be out of your control, but you are still responsible for the formulation.

At VINEVIDA, it is a priority to us, that we show you how to use our products safely in 

creative and sustainable ways. Therefore, you will find all the safety information that you need on our website. Check out the individual web pages for the fragrance oils that you are using and follow the safety guidelines provided to you there.

It is very simple. Click over to the individual Fragrance Oils webpage and find the link labeled DOCUMENTS. Then click on IFRA STATEMENT.  Here, you will find all the safety data you need to work out how much fragrance oil to use in your projects. 

If you get stuck or confused, there is also our incredible VINEVIDA calculator tool. It is super simple to use and easy to find, and it makes working out an absolute doddle for you. Just enter all the relevant details that it asks for and it will work out the exact amount of Fragrance or Essential Oil for your projects. Whoo hoo!

I use it all the time and think it is a wonderful tool. It helps to give you the assurance and confidence that you are within the recommended safety guidelines. Every single time.

The Final Word

The Final Word

Lemon Verbena Soaps & Candles Fragrance Oil is a refreshing and bright way to scent your home and body care products. We think it is perfect for scent layering within the home because you can add in those stronger heart notes and base to make something truly unique.

Don’t forget you can also use it as a Signature Scent in your toiletries and Skincare. 

If you are interested in Scent Layering, check that out with these two articles.

With that gloriously fresh and deliciously bright embrace of zingy citrus oils like Orange and Lemon, you cannot help but be uplifted by it. Then it deepens, as Lemongrass weaves her hypnotic and refreshingly green but citrusy leaves through the scent profile.

Leave it as it is or add to it and make it something wonderful.

Hopefully, this showcase has given you a raft of exciting ideas on how to use this clean, bright, and refreshing Fragrance Oil. I can’t wait to see what you create. 

Facebook Group 

Facebook Group

We love seeing what our readers and customers create with VINEVIDA products. Have you

considered sharing your photos, hints, and tips on our VINEVIDA Facebook Group

We always look forward to seeing your creations and none more so than with the Lemon Verbena Fragrance Oil. I am sure you will bowl us over with your ideas and creations. 

Lemon Verbena Fragrance Oil is a considered and versatile choice to blend with other Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils. It has a fresh citrus start and heart, leaving so much more space in the scent profile on which you can build. 

Have a go at blending it with other fragrances that appeal to you, and come up with your own creative and innovative fragrances to scent your home.  Whatever you create, I am certain it will be an absolute sensation.

Just stick within those recommended IFRA safety dilutions and all will be well. If you get in a pickle, remember that you can use the VINEVIDA calculator to straighten things out.

It has been wildly refreshing working with Lemon Verbena Fragrance Oil with that bright, clean, and beautiful Citrus start. It is like bringing Summer into January. I hope that you will love it just as much as we do here at VINEVIDA.