Monthly Archives: August 2013

Aug
16

How to Make Scented Markers

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Making scented markers is easy and fun. This is a great project for your little ones to let their creative drawings soar in color and scent.

It is time to celebrate!  The start of a new school year is quickly approaching and with that, it is also time to purchase your children’s school supplies.  So, why not add that little extra creative care to make your kids feel special!

Here is what you need: 
Crayola Markers TM (not the washable kind)
Disposable Pippettes
Fragrance Oil  (Choose any of Natures Garden’s Fragrance Oils to Coordinate with the colored markers you have.)

Although any of Natures Garden Fragrance Oils will work, here are a few of the favorites from the childhood scents category:
Best Friends Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Teal
Black Licorice Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Black
Blue Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Blue
Bubblegum Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Pink
Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Brown
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Purple
Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Orange
Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Gray
Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Green
Jammin Rock Candy Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Red
Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil- color suggestion Yellow

Here are the Steps:

Step 1: One marker at a time, remove the bottom of the plastic marker encasement.

Step 2: Remove the long, cylinder-shaped marker ink pad from the plastic encasement.

Step 3: Using a transfer pipette, place at least 8 drops of fragrance oil onto each end of the marker ink pad, and place ink pad back into marker encasement. Place end cap back on the marker.

This will allow you to scent your markers whatever fragrance you would like them to be, and actually helps to refresh markers that are beginning to dry up. We have not tested this on washable markers since we believe that they are water soluble and won’t mix with fragrance oil; but we are not 100% sure that they would not work. If you find that washable markers also work, let us know!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Aug
14

Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil

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Both a Best Seller and an Natures Garden Original Fragrance, Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil is one scent your customers are going to love in your Halloween themed products.

Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This sensational berry fragrance oil is sweet and strong without being overpowering!  Although Berry Bewitching Brew is a complex scent, you are still able to smell all of the individual notes as you whiff the fragrance.  This fruity scent is very addictive.  For our customers that already have this eye popping fragrance oil in their lines, responses show Berry Bewitching Brew as a HOT SELLER that their customers just LOVE!  In fact, one of our customers has said, “This is a great fragrance for anytime not just Halloween… You definitely have to try this one.” And, this fragrance oil has even been dubbed as “one of the best scent creations ever!”

What does Berry Bewitching Brew Smell Like?

A spooky, bubbly, Halloween treat!  Natures Garden’s Berry Bewitching Brew begins with top notes of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk.  You’ll toast to this one!

How Do Our Customers Use Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, ecosoya, para-soy blend, Palm, paraffin, and Joy wax candles.  The scent is amazingly strong in the cold and hot throw.  Some of our customers even make Halloween tarts with this fragrance oil.  The scent really travels and fragrances the whole home.  Berry Bewitching Brew is also used in electric burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil has endless possibilities.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  shampoos, conditioners, sugar scrubs, melt and pour soaps, body butters, herbal infused lotions, shower gels, body splashes, and perfume oils just to name a few.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance received great reviews.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour. No ricing, no acceleration. A nice scent.  Discolors slightly after cure.

Aug
14

Giggles Fragrance Oil

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Giggles Fragrance Oil is a great scent that is perfect for spring and/or summer; or anytime you are looking for a fun and playful scent.

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Giggles Fragrance Oil is a fun, light-hearted scent that will have you addicted to just getting in one more whiff.  This is one of the best scents in the childhood category to flood your mind with youthful memories of fun, happy, carefree times!  Plus, one of the best qualities of this fragrance oil is how long the scent stays in your products.

What does Giggles Smell Like?

When our perfumist presented this fragrance to us, we thought:  FUN, HAPPY, Full of ENERGY.  Natures Garden is happy to present Giggles fragrance.  This happy fragrance begins with top notes of clary sage, Italian lemon, and hints of bergamot; followed by middle notes of spicy carnation, and lily of the valley; with base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and amber.

How Do Our Customers Use Giggles Fragrance Oil?

Giggles Fragrance Oil has been dubbed as “really packing a punch” for such a soft, playful scent.

For those of you that are candle crafters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their WOW, soy, pillar, paraffin blends, and Joy wax candles.  The scent is very strong in the hot and cold throw.  Giggles Fragrance Oil also works well with sachet beads for fun room scenting.

On the bath and body end, Giggles Fragrance Oil is well received and highly recommended.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  Salt bars, melt and pour soaps, body sprays, body butters, spray lotions, bubble baths, shower gels, body splashes, lotions bars, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is one you don’t want to miss out on.   Here are the official results:  This fragrance does make you giggle. Effervescent and citrusy lime. Did not separate. Slight acceleration, no ricing.  Don’t discount water and do not insulate. Gels hot. No discoloration.

Aug
07

Lemon Meringue Pie Soap

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lemon meringue pie soapIt is simply AMAZING what you can create using melt and pour soap bases!  In this project, we desired to make a soap that looked so realistic to lemon meringue pie that it would be difficult to tell the difference.  Nicole accomplished just that!  Achieving just the right color for the graham cracker crust took several attempts, but we finally got it right.  This is great news for YOU because you won’t have to waste your precious soap base figuring out the color, and you can use this graham cracker colored soap to make an array of different types of soap pies!  Just imagine:  Strawberry pie soap, coconut cream pie soap, chocolate cream pie soap, key lime pie soap…and the list goes on and on!  Aren’t you EXCITED!?!

Our FREE recipe also teaches you how to make FABULOUS whipped meringue soap for the tops of your pie soaps as well!  This meringue soap looks just like real meringue, it firms up nicely, and clings to the layer of soap underneath it nicely!  lemon-pie-whole1

So, are you ready to try your hand at making your own Pie Soap?  If you are, here is our FREE RECIPE for Lemon Meringue Pie Soap.  Be sure to post pics of what you make on our facebook page during show and tell (every Thursday night at 9:30 pm est)!  We would love to see what you create!

Deborah Ward

Natures Garden

Aug
06

Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is a great feminine scent that captures both your flirty side and your innocent one too.

 

Daisy Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This light hearted floral scent is fresh and feminine.  Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is a soft and pretty fragrance that is seductive and enchanting.  It is a perfect scent for bath and body products if you are looking to add an element of intoxication and charm.

What does Daisy Type Smell Like?

Compare Natures Garden’s Daisy type to the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs.  Our rendition begins with top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine; followed by middle notes of muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, and daylily;  sitting on base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Daisy Type Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers and home scent crafters, this fragrance performed well in soy, pillar, gel wax, Joy wax and WOW wax candles.  The scent is soft and playful.  Some of our customers even use Daisy Type Fragrance Oil in their oil burners, sachet beads, and room sprays.

On the bath and body end, this playful feminine floral is used to make many products.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  body sprays, spray lotions, melt and pour soaps, body butters, bath bombs, bubble bath, shampoos, roll-on perfumes, body splashes, lotions bars, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance received awesome reviews, and “soaped like a dream.”  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration.  This scent is gorgeous!  This one is phenomenal!  No discoloration.

Aug
05

Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil was a highly requested designer fragrance oil.

 

Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Quite possibly one of the sexiest male fragrances that Natures Garden carries, Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil is bold, sexy, and strong.  This scent is very clean and refreshing.  If you are looking to add a great complex scent to a male marketed product, this fragrance oil is one worth considering.  Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil is sophistication at its finest!

What does Black for Men Type Smell Like?

A highly-requested designer fragrance!  Natures Garden’s Black for Men Fragrance is a modern, classy, sexy, complex blend of the following fragrance notes:  bergamot, lemon, silver fir, and geranium;  all sitting on intoxicating notes of woods, leather, and musk.  A man wearing this is sure to get attention! Natures Garden’s Black for Men Type resembles the popular Black fragrance on the market, but we are in no way associated with the company, nor do we suggest that our fragrance is an exact duplication.

How Do Our Customers Use Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters, this fragrance oil can be used in a variety of waxes including:  Joy wax, soy wax, soy blends, pillar of bliss, Palm wax, WOW wax, and beeswax.  For anyone who is a home scent crafter, Black for Men Type Fragrance Oil works great in aroma beads, odor eliminator sprays, potpourri, and hanging air fresheners.

For the bath and body market; this fragrance oil can be used in endless possibilities.  The usage percentage for Black for Men Type is 5%.  This manly fragrance oil can be used to scent:  homemade lotions and creams, aftershave bars, body sprays, shower gels, melt and pour soap, and shampoos.  For anyone that is curious about this fragrance’s performance in cold process soap, this scent scored phenomenally.  Here are the official testing results:  Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration.  Soaps great!  No discoloration.  Soap holds scent wonderfully!

Aug
05

How to Get Honeycomb Look on Soap

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Natures Garden’s Honeycomb Patterned Soap with accompanying bumble bee embed.

 

Some of the neatest concepts in crafting is when you can take some element of the ingredients that you are using and incorporate them in to the aesthetic look of a finished product.  One great example of this is the honeycomb.

The honeycomb pattern can really be related to anything honey or bumble bee.  And, the best part about this little tip, you do not need to purchase a mold to achieve this look in your soaps.  All that this pattern requires is bubble wrap.

Through testing, we have found that the best way to accomplish the honeycomb look right up to the edge of your soaps is to cut the bubble wrap one row of bubbles past the opening of your soap mold.

To Make:  Simply follow the steps that you would normally do when making soap.

Then, when it comes time to pour your soap into your mold, just simply lay the cut and fit bubble wrap (bubble side down) on top of the soap opening.

Carefully and lightly, ensure that the bubble wrap is lying flat across your mold opening.  Caution:  Do not push down too hard, you do not want any liquid soap above the bubble wrap.

Next, let soap set until it has cooled and hardened completely.  Then, gently pull the bubble wrap from the soap.

That is it.  Your finished product will have the honeycomb pattern.

If, you love the honeycomb pattern so much you want to incorporate it to both ends of your soap, this can be done also.

By measuring the bottom portion of your mold, simply cut the bubble wrap to fit and lay flat exactly (bubble side up).  You do not want to have overage of bubble wrap on the bottom because the pattern will also show on the sides of the bar.

Then, pour your melted soap over the bubble wrap (bubble side up), and repeat with laying the bubble wrap (bubble side down) on the top of the soap.

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To produce a finished product with honeycomb appeal, a piece of bubble wrap is all you need.

When the soap has cooled and completely hardened, pop the soap out of the mold, and remove both layers of bubble wrap.

Viola, double sided honeycomb soap.

If you are inspired and want to try this honeycomb pattern, here is a list of Natures Garden’s Honeycomb inspired scents.  Don’t forget those cute little bumble bee embeds too!

Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil
Honey Almond Fragrance Oil
Honey Bunny Fragrance Oil
Honey Fragrance Oil
Honey Vanilla Love Dust Fragrance Oil
Honeycomb Fragrance Oil
Nectarine & Honey Fragrance Oil
Oatmeal Milk-n-Honey Fragrance Oil

 

Aug
03

Sherlock Homie Fragrance Oil

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Sherlock Homie Fragrance Oil is definitely an intriguing and captivating scent that pops with a refreshing allure.

 

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Soon to be a best-selling fragrance oil, Sherlock Homie is undeniable.  Categorized as refreshing and mysterious, this fragrance has just the right amount of sexy strength; especially if you are looking for a great male type fragrance oil.   The unique combination of fragrance notes leaves a sophisticated and smart appeal in your finished products.  This scent should not be overlooked!

What does Sherlock Homie Smell Like?

A mysterious blend of watery notes with secret spices surrounded by precious woods.  With top notes of cucumber, lemon, lime, ozone, and grapefruit.  Middle notes of neroli, cumin, and coriander.  And, base notes of musk and patchouli.

How Do Our Customers Use Sherlock Homie Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their tarts, votives, Palm Container wax, WOW wax, Joy wax, and soy.  The hot scent throw is remarkably strong.  As for other home scenting ideas; this fragrance oil has been used to make aroma beads and smelly jellies.  This fragrance oil can also be used in oil burners and odor eliminators or room re-freshening sprays as well.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  Goat’s Milk melt and pour soaps, body butters, shampoo, shower gel, and body sprays.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is a must have for male marketed soaps.  Here are the official results:  Perfect pour.  No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration.  Nice, strong scent.

Aug
03

Oatmeal Milk n Honey Fragrance Oil

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Although this fragrance can be used in candle wax, our customers absolutely adore Oatmeal Milk n Honey in their bath and body products.

 

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Natures Garden’s Oatmeal Milk n Honey Fragrance Oil is dubbed by many of our customers as the “best oatmeal milk n honey fragrance oil on the market!”  This fragrance is a best-selling one and is also considered a must have for any bath and body product line.  What is so appealing about this fragrance is that it is a very strong scented oil of such gentle, soothing, and calming elements.  The sweet finish of the scent completes the perfect balance.

What does Oatmeal Milk n Honey Smell Like?

This delicious scent is warm and cozy and catches the attention of people of all ages.

The wonderful fresh aroma of hawthorne, with nuances of creamy French vanilla, soy milk and a base note of nutty almond.

How Do Our Customers Use Oatmeal Milk n Honey Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy waxes (like 464), Joy wax, and WOW wax, with a good scent throw.  As for other home scenting ideas; this fragrance oil has been used to make smelly jellies.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This fabulous fragrance is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, body butters, bath salts, body creams, laundry soaps, and handmade lotions. The reviews of this fragrance oil also stated that the scent lasts on your skin.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is amazing.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, honey really popped when added to the soap, discolored to a golden yellow, scent is rich and delicious.

If you are looking for an amazing project using Natures Gardens Oatmeal Milk n Honey Fragrance Oil, check out Natures Gardens free recipe for the Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe.