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Apr
13

Orange Soda Pop Scent

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orange soda pop scentOrange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer is coming! Ice cream, beaches, hanging out with friends, and of course delicious cold drinks while lounging and relaxing every day! Do you have a favorite summer drink that gets you through each and every hot and sticky day? How about a yummy orange soda pop? One of the most refreshing drinks around, with all the fizziness and deliciousness of a can of soda pop with just the right amount and combination of amazing citrus orange flavor! Our Orange Soda Pop Scent perfectly captures the aroma of this tantalizing drink, and just the aroma alone will quench your thirst for one of these bad boys!

What Does Orange Soda Pop Smell Like?

Orange Soda Pop Scent by Nature’s Garden is is a fizzie citric aldehydic explosion of Californian orange, lemon zests, Japanese grapefruit, and strong Brazilian orange peel that all sit on a wonderful base of creamy vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil?

This Orange Soda Pop fragrance is sure to leave you craving the first satisfying taste of this amazing drink. It will make you want to run out and buy a whole pack of orange soda pops just for yourself so you alone can experience the yummy combination of fruity citrus that has all the fizziness and tastiness of a cold glass of soda pop! For all of the candle makers out there, our Orange Soda Pop scent is just what you’ve always been looking for! It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. For anyone who likes to make their own potpourri or incense recipes, this charming fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this great aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Orange Soda Pop scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, perfumes, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. This fragrance does happen to have a slight a vanillin content of .2%, meaning that there is a slight possibility that it could discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration or ricing, however it does accelerate trace. It is an extremely strong scent in cold process soap.

I’m sure you’re thinking about how you can try out this scent as soon as possible, and I have the absolutely perfect way for you! We offer many wonderful free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our free Gummy Bears Candle recipe is actually made with our Orange Soda Pop fragrance oil! This adorable candle is sure to be one that everyone you know will adore! Have fun with this awesome fragrance and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
09

Fragrance Testing in CP Soap

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fragrance testing in CP soapFragrance Testing in CP Soap

Hello everyone! Do you have any questions about what happens when we test our fragrances? Specifically with fragrance testing in CP soap? Well, we actually go through this process with all of our fragrances and there are quite a few specific things we look for throughout.

To start off, when making a normal soap recipe, we recommend soaping at room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit). However, for fragrance testing, we soap at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Using this temperature will give you less time to “play” with the soap, and will basically force the fragrance to show any problems it may have more quickly.

For fragrance testing, we use our free recipe for our Shea Butter Soap; a recipe that includes Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil.

Step 1:  Determining if a fragrance sample designed by our perfumist smells good enough for us to soap test.  We call this stage “Test Stripping”.  We start by putting a little bit of each fragrance onto a test strip (blotter paper) and smell them.  The initial smell of scent on a test strip allows us to see how strong the “top notes” of a fragrance is.  Then we let the test strips sit for about half an hour, then check to see if the scent has stayed, lessened, or gotten stronger. During this stage of smelling, we are able to notice more of the middle notes and base notes of the scent.  You see, at Natures Garden, we typically reject hundreds of scents each year during the test stripping alone.  For scents that do make the cut, we move on to step number 2.

Step 2:  Testing the fragrance in soap.  Once we have made our recipe and have added the correct amount of fragrance (typically 5% fragrance per batch unless IFRA is less), there are quite a few things we look for. We look for and record if there is any acceleration.  Acceleration is when a fragrance oil causes the soap to trace at a faster rate than soap without fragrance would.  When a fragrance oil causes accelerated trace, a soap maker must move faster when working with the soap.  This can also make it more difficult to create colored swirls in your soap.

We also look for ricing, (soap batter that looks like rice pellets).  Typically soap that rices can be beat into submission with a stick blender.  We look for separation (fragrance will not mix with the soap, oils keep separating from the soap).

Sometimes fragrance oil will separate out of the soap batter.  Usually fragrance oil will absorb back into the soap during cure, but if the oil separation is full-blown, it may cause even cured soap to be oily.

We also look for seizing (fragrance causes the soap to set up as soon as it as added).  Soapers refer to this as “Soap on a stick”.  Sometimes soapers are able to beat the batter back into submission with a stick blender, and other times it is impossible.  Seized soap is not ruined soap, it is just soap that is no longer pliable.  If allowed to cure, seized soap can be used just like soap that you had no problems making.

While cold process soap normally should cure for about 6 weeks, we oven-process soap for our fragrance testing. Oven-processing the soap in molds for about 2 1/2 hours on a temperature of about 170 degrees Fahrenheit will help the soap to cure faster, and you will only need to let it cure for about 4 weeks. When oven-processing the soap, you may see some separation. The fragrance may rise to the top of the soap and separate, but most of the time, the soap will reabsorb the oil.  Oven processing also allows us to see some discoloration (if the soap is going to discolor).  Typically, if a soap shows discoloration after oven processing, it will continue to discolor more during the cure phase.

After the soaps have finished their oven-process time, they can be unmolded 24 hours later. If any of the fragrances have separated during this process, wait until they reabsorb to unmold the soap. If they never reabsorb, you will know that that fragrance has a separation problem.

There are a few other things that we look for once we have taken them from the oven. We check for if the scent of each fragrance has changed or morphed throughout the saponification process. However, always remember not to judge the scent right away. Even if it has changed throughout the saponification process, wait to judge until after it has had enough time to fully cure, as it may change back.

We also look to see if there is any fragrance burn off that occurs during saponification, meaning that the fragrance may not smell as strong anymore or the notes you noticed in the beginning no longer exist. Usually, fragrance oils will not have a  major burn off problem as they contain fixatives that help to anchor the scent. However, lower flash point scents have a higher chance of some burn-off than higher flash point scents.  Some soapers add clay to their soap batter to help anchor their scents.  Essential oils do not contain fixatives, so if you are testing essential oils, you will have more of a chance of burn-off than you would with fragrance oils.

Another thing we check for after unmolding is for discoloration. Fragrances that contain vanillin can cause discoloration, but it is mainly with fragrances that have a content of above .5%.

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Soaps for fragrance testing should sit and cure for about 4 weeks. Throughout that time period, we check to see if the scent of each fragrance sticks and stays strong throughout the whole time. Once in a while, a fragrance may come along that will not work in cold process soap and never will. Make sure to remember that if you come across a fragrance like this, it will work in hot process soaps! Once the 4 weeks has passed, we check again to see if any final discoloration or separation has happened and how well the fragrance has stuck. Make sure to check out our free class for our Fragrances Tested in Cold Process Soap. This class gives a full list of all of our fragrances that we have tested, as well as the recipe for our Shea Butter Soap that we use for testing.

Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
09

Strawberry Shake Scent

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strawberry shake scentsStrawberry Shake Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Strawberry Shake….just the name alone is making me crave the taste of a deliciously cold strawberry milk shake! Aren’t you? Can’t you just feel the amazing coldness of all of that strawberry goodness right on your taste buds? I’m sure your stomach is going as crazy as mine is just thinking about a taste of this wonderful confection! Our Strawberry Shake Scent perfectly captures the aroma of a delicious strawberry milk shake! This fragrance will fill your home with the scent of this yummy cold treat, and leave everyone you know craving the wonderfully satisfying first sip of one of these awesome shakes!

What Does Strawberry Shake Smell Like?

Strawberry Shake Scent by Nature’s Garden is a delightful fragrance that will leave you with many sweet memories! This fragrance is an amazing combination of peach nectar and juicy notes of orange that are combined with vine ripened strawberries! A hint of vanilla and green leafy florals will bring this fragrance a twist of the feeling of pure sophistication to a favorite childhood favorite strawberry milk shake!

How Do Our Customers Use Strawberry Shake Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance will leave the smell of a tantalizing strawberry milk shake hanging in the air. It is sure to leave you craving the taste of this glorious treat, making you want to get right into your car to get one for yourself! For all of the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you need! It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! You can easily fill your home with this delicious aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, our Strawberry Shake scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include our Strawberry Shake scent are bath gels, soaps, perfumes, bath oils, and lotions. This fragrance does happen to have a slight vanillin content of .175%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Strawberry Shake fragrance is exactly what you’ve been searching for! Our cold process results are: it has a perfect pour with a delicious scent! However, it does discolor to a caramel color.

Are you wondering how you can get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you can? Well, hold on because it gets better! We offer many amazing free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub recipe and our Strawberry Milkshake Bath Bomb recipe are both made with this delicious fragrance! Enjoy these great recipes and watch out for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
08

Face Lifting Mask

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DIY Face Lifting Mask TipsDIY Face Lifting Mask Tips

Using a face lifting mask for a truly excellent face lift at home will help you cleanse your pores and refresh your skin in a wonderful way. It will take some work but you can really enjoy this after a long and relatively tiresome day. You will need to make use of a blender when you prepare the mask, but all in all it happens to be a fairly easy thing to make if you have the time and inclination. All you need to create your masterpiece are the following materials:

  • A ripe, peeled banana and half an apple should be placed inside your blender, as well as about a teaspoon worth of lemon juice as well and roughly four teaspoons of honey. Once you have this ready, blend it into a smooth mix and pour it into a bowl. You should add some boiled and cooled oatmeal into the mix to complete its transformation. You can use some of the mix to spread it on your face, but you will need to ensure you have the right level of thickness on it to completely ensure you can benefit from using it. You can cover the mix and leave it for later in your fridge to cool down.
  • Once you have that done, you will need to move on to the next step on your list,  properly cleaning your face and finishing the job of keeping your pores freshened up. You can do that by using a cloth soaked in some hot water. Squeeze it out and spread it over your face, allowing its moisture to open your pores, letting the mask do its job more effectively overall. Doing so will help you a great deal as you will notice after you’re done using it.
  • Once the previous step is complete, use a dry and soft cloth to pat you face dry, then spread the mask around your face using your fingers. Since your mixture will harden as it dries out, you should not massage too hard. Do so just enough to ensure the exfoliation of your skin, allowing the mask to clean your face more effectively. The mask will need to stay on your face for the next twenty minutes if you want to easily move on to your next step.
  • Rinsing the mask when you’re done with some lukewarm water should allow you to almost finish the job. You can also use cold water, ice cubes and something similar that happens to be cold to close your pores when you’re done. Pat your face dry and you will deal with this last step.
  • You may also decide to use some toner after you’re done with your face mask, as it will help you remove the residue left after you’re done with it. You will need to restore the pH balance of your skin, so use some cotton balls and apply it to your face to avoid it drying out in the end. Once all of this is complete you can focus on kitchen cleaning and floor cleaning if you managed to spill some of the mask on the floor by accident.

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Apr
07

Fresh Brewed Coffee Scent

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fresh brewed coffee scentFresh Brewed Coffee ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

How many of you out there are just like me and can’t function without that first cup of coffee early in the morning? I know I have to have that cup before I can have an actual conversation with someone. Does your morning start with the aroma of a freshly brewing pot of amazing coffee filling your home? Can’t you almost taste that first sip burning your tongue with all of its caffeine filled glory? Our Original Fresh Brewed Coffee Scent perfectly captures the delicious aroma of that first cup of morning coffee!

What Does Fresh Brewed Coffee Smell Like?

Original Fresh Brewed Coffee Scent by Nature’s Garden is the strong aroma of freshly brewed black Arabica coffee beans. This original fragrance has some vanilla notes contained within in that may make it smell chocolatey to give you an extra boost!

How Do Our Customers Use Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil?

This scent is sure to make any bad mood dissolve with its aroma of a freshly brewed pot of yummy coffee. This fragrance will move throughout your home and is sure to lift the spirits of everyone you know! For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for! Our Fresh Brewed Coffee scent works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in wow wax and joy wax! For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! You can easily fill your home with this delicious aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Fresh Brewed Coffee scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%! Some common bath and body products that can include this wonderful fragrance are bath oils, bath gels, perfumes, lotions, and soaps. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 7%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it any of your finished and final products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Fresh Brewed Coffee scent is just what you need! Our cold process results are: there is no separation or ricing! There is no acceleration and it has a perfect pour! However, it does discolor to a milk chocolate color.

I’m sure you’re wondering how you can get your hands on this delicious fragrance as soon as you possibly can, but hold on! It gets even better! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many great free classes and recipes, and our free Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs recipe is actually made with our Fresh Brewed Coffee fragrance oil! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
06

I’m Too Sexy Scent

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i'm too sexy scentI’m Too Sexy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

“I’m too sexy for my shirt…so sexy it hurts…” Now come on, you can’t tell me that I’m the only person in the whole entire world who instantly thinks of this song whenever I hear the phrase “I’m Too Sexy”! There’s no way to forget Right Said Fred and the amazing insanity that went with this song! I know all of you were thinking it too! Well, here at Nature’s Garden our I’m Too Sexy Scent perfectly captures the essence of that classic song, it is sure to follow suite with the song and be a fragrance that you will never be able to forget!

What Does I’m Too Sexy Smell Like?

I’m Too Sexy Scent by Nature’s Garden is a fragrance that is full of attitude and glamour! It begins with spicy notes and hints of fruit that lead right into a luxurious floral signature. Hints of lily balance out a blooming rose accord with patchouli warming up the florals tones. Soft musky vanilla, warm woody notes, and precious amber surround this bouquet. This dramatic fragrance is Academy Award worthy and boasts “I’m too sexy to just be a fragrance!”

How Do Our Customers Use I’m Too Sexy Fragrance Oil?

With the rhythm of “I’m Too Sexy” playing in your mind, this Hollywood worthy scent is sure to make you feel as though you’ve just been transported right onto the Red Carpet! The sounds of the paparazzi’s cameras will echo in your ears and make you feel just like a megastar! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is perfect for you! It works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this luxurious aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade sachet beads!

For bath and body products, our I’m Too Sexy Scent has a maximum usage rate of 1%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, bath oils, bath gels, perfumes, and soaps. I’m Too Sexy does happen to have a vanillin content of 3.3%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration. For all of the cold process soapers out there, I’m Too Sexy scent is just what you’ve been looking for! Our CP results are: there is no ricing or acceleration and it has a perfect pour! This fragrance has an awesome scent! However, it does discolor to a light brown color.

Before you run to get this fragrance as soon as you can, make sure to check out all of our wonderful free classes and recipes, especially since our Glamour Aroma Bead Air Freshener recipe is made with our I’m Too Sexy scent! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
06

Making Taiwan Swirl Soap

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making taiwan swirl soapMaking Taiwan Swirl Soap

For all the soap makers out there, have you ever tried making Taiwan Swirl soap before? I’ve been experimenting with making so many soaps lately, and this one turned out absolutely beautifully! We’re bringing you the free recipe for this wonderful soap so that you can make it yourself! This is one soap that your friends, family, and even your customers are sure to love! We have used our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap recipe for the base.

 

Ingredients:

125 grams of Lye

272 grams of Shea Butter

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

345 grams of Distilled Water

72 grams of NG Water Lily & Jasmine Type Fragrance Oil

11 grams of Titanium Dioxide 

11 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

10 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

10 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Vinegar

Scale

Stick Blender

Barbecue Skewers

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

Cardboard or Straight Dividers for Soap Making

Directions:

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When working with lye, always make sure to wear your protective glasses, mask, and gloves! Start by preparing your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour the lye into the water. Never pour water into lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix thoroughly and set your lye water aside to cool.

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While you’re waiting for that to cool, go ahead and get your butters and oils ready. Measure and weigh out 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, and 272 grams of Shea Butter. Melt them down completely and set them aside to cool as well.

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You can also prepare your colors as you’re waiting for those to cool. In three separate bowls, measure out 11 drops of Neon Pink colorant, 10 drops of Ultramarine, and 10 drops of Neon Blue. In another bowl, measure out 11 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour in just a little bit of oil. Mix them together until it has a become a paste-like consistency.

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You can also prepare your diving tool. We have used just regular cardboard to divide our soap, however you can also use a straight soap divider! Place your division tool inside your mold at this point to make it easier for you later!

 

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Keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils using your thermometer. Once they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other, they are ready to combine. Carefully pour your lye water into your oils and mix them together thoroughly.

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When they are completely mixed, pour 358 grams of the mixture into each colored bowl. In a separate bowl, pour the last 358 grams and add your titanium paste. Mix all of these thoroughly until you have achieved all over white, pink, blue, and purple colors.

 

 

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Then add 18 grams of Water Lily & Jasmine Type fragrance to each bowl, again mixing them thoroughly.

 

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Now your soap will be ready to pour. Make sure your dividers go all the way to the bottom of the mold. We poured our pink first, into the first division on our mold. Leave a little bit in the bowl for the top of the soap. Repeat this will each other color.

 

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Once you have finished pouring your soap, carefully remove your dividers from your soap. Once we removed our dividers, we used a skewer to swirl the base of our soap going in a mantra swirl from side to side across the whole soap.

 

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Then pour the rest of each color on top in a straight line.

 

 

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Using a skewer, place it down into just the top of your soap and begin to swirl, again in a manta swirl from side to side.

 

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After your manta swirl, place the skewer in a corner of your soap and drag it from end to end in a Taiwan swirl across the whole top of your soap.

 

 

After you have swirled your soap, it will need to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once your Taiwan Swirl soap has been removed from its mold, it will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
06

Taiwan Soap Problems

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taiwan soap problemsTaiwan Soap Problems

Hello everyone! As I’m sure you all know, lately I’ve been experimenting with making many different soap recipes. One of the recipes I made this week was actually a Taiwan Swirl Soap. It seemed like such a gorgeous idea and I figured I could handle that! Well, I actually ended up making this soap twice, because the first time I tried out this recipe, I ended up having quite a few problems! However, being a beginner, these problems were actually a great learning experience.

One of my first problems was temperature. In cold process soap making, you have to wait for your lye water and oils to cool down to the right temperature before creating your soap. The most common temperature used is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, for cold process soaping, if you wait until your lye and oils have gone down to room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other, the lower temperature will actually give you more time to work and create your soap. On my first batch of this soap, I did not wait to soap at 72 degrees. Instead, I began the soap making process at 100 degrees. The higher temperatures gave me less time to work and my soap ended up setting up much faster than I wanted!

Because my soap set up faster than I wanted, I had problems creating my swirls in this batch of soap. By the time that I was pouring the top of the soap, it had already begun to harden and clump. As you can see in the picture below, by the time I was able to begin swirling the top of the soap, the blue topping was already setting up. This caused the swirling effect not to turn out.

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I also colored the base the exact same blue as the blue on top. In theory, we thought a blue base with blue, pink, purple, and white on top would be beautiful! In reality, because they were the exact shade of blue, it was not an appealing look. For the second batch, I added all four colors throughout the entire soap and swirled them. This gave a gorgeous effect instead of just having random colors on only parts of the top of the soap.

Always remember, soaping at a lower temperature will give you so much more time to work to create your soap! If you soap at higher temperatures, you will have to work faster to create it all. While my Taiwan Soap problems were minor, I thought you would all like to know what happened! For all the experienced soap makers out there, I would love to hear about any problems you’ve encountered making a soap like this! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden! You can always contact us if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns as well! Make sure to go and check out all of our amazing free recipes and classes! Remember to keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
03

Pink Watermelon Scent

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pink-watermelon-fragrance-oilPink Watermelon Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer is finally coming! Time for hanging out at the beach, picnics, and spending the whole day out with your friends! Summer is also time for delicious treats, like a nice juicy slice of watermelon! This is one delectable fruit that is the perfect treat for those hot summer days, it’s sure to make your taste buds go crazy! You can easily fill your home with this awesome aroma with our Pink Watermelon Scent! This fragrance is sure to be one that you and your friends and family are sure to love!

What Does Pink Watermelon Smell Like?

Pink Watermelon Scent by Nature’s Garden is the delicious aroma of a crisp, fresh watermelon with a twist of femininity. This truly unique fragrance begins with top notes of strawberry and watermelon that are followed by middle notes of rose, jasmine, and green notes. These sit on base notes of vanilla, oakmoss, white woods, and cassis.

How Do Our Customers Use Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil?

Pink Watermelon is a scent that is sure to make your mouth water for the taste of a ripe juicy slice of fresh watermelon. It is sure to leave everyone you know craving that first bite of delicious fruit! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you need! Pink Watermelon works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this delectable aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, our Pink Watermelon scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are perfumes, lotions, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. Pink Watermelon does happen to have a slight vanillin content of .1%, meaning that it may slightly discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Make sure to thoroughly test this fragrance before using it for your final and finished products, and use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration! For all the cold process soap makers out there, our Pink Watermelon fragrance is fabulous! Our cold process results are: fragrance does have some acceleration, and we encountered ricing that is easily taken care of by stick blending.  Scent sticks very nicely in soap.  However, it does discolor to a slight butter hue.

I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you can, but hold just a second because it keeps getting better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Watermelon Soap recipe just so happens to be made with our Pink Watermelon fragrance! This is one recipe you’ll want to try out as soon as possible! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any questions or concerns! Enjoy this wonderful fragrance and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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02

Cotton Candy Scent

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With summer right on our heels, tasty treats that only come with this wonderful season are right around the corner as well. Especially delicious cotton candy! I know this is one snack I just can’t wait to sink my teeth into! Just the thought of that fluffy yummy concoction is making my mouth water! Our Cotton Candy scent for the upcoming summer season smells just a delectable freshly made stick of cotton candy, and will fill your home with the scent of this amazing treat! I’m sure you can’t wait to sink your teeth into this yummy, sticky, fluffy confection.

What Does Cotton Candy Smell Like?

Cotton Candy Scent by Nature’s Garden is a wonderful blend of fresh strawberries and French vanilla that perfectly captures the aroma of a delicious summer treat.

How Do Our Customers Use Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to make your friends and family’s mouths water? One that is sure to transport their minds to thoughts of a hot summer day with the taste of a delicious summer treat teasing their taste buds? Then our Cotton Candy fragrance oil is just what you’ve been looking for! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is absolutely perfect for you. This fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with the scent of this yummy treat by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers, our Cotton Candy scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, this amazing fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include our Cotton Candy fragrance are lotions, soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. This scent does happen to have a vanillin content of 2.5%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Make sure to test it thoroughly before using this scent in any of your finished and final bath and body products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration!. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! Our cold process results are: there is no ricing or acceleration, and it has a perfect pour. However, this fragrance does discolor to a light brown color.

This is one amazing fragrance and it just keeps getting better and better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our free recipe for our Cotton Candy Bath Bombs is actually made with our Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil. This is one recipe you have o try out as soon as you can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns. Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla.

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