Category Archives: bath and body fragrances

Mar
16

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

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Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilCrackling Firewood Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of a burning fire.  Take yourself away to those summer nights spent camping with the kids making s’mores and hot dogs around an open fire.  Maybe you’re having drinks, laughing, and catching up with friends around the warm glow of a crackling fire.  Use Natures Garden’s Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in your homemade soaps and hand crafted candles and you will be transported to those glorious nights every time you use it.

What Does Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

How Do Our Customers Use Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil?

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil can be incorporated into a so many of your homemade products, such as candles, wax tarts, soaps, lotions, body scrubs, and other bath and body products.

Homemade soap makers can use this cozy aroma with a maximum 5% in your cold process soaps, body scrubs, body oils, and melt and pour soap.  Our suggestion for coloring soaps made with this scent is to use red and brown FUN soap colorant in the amount and shade that satisfies you. As always, never use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products. Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results have shown that there is no ricing and no separation. There is slight acceleration when soaped at 100 degrees, so soaping a room temperature is recommended. Also, this fragrance provides a great scent retention. Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil will discolor to a light tan, but it does not have a vanillin content. Since the vanillin content is 0%, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer likely with not prevent the discoloration. There are over 40 ingredients used when manufacturing fragrance oils that may cause discoloration.

Candles can be created with a maximum recommendation of 10% fragrance oil usage for Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. This firewood scent not only performs perfectly in Joy Wax and WOW Wax, but it is also fabulous in soy wax. Our candle coloring suggestion when using Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is to use 4 drops red plus 3 drops brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  If you would like to use color blocks, we suggest a small amount of shredded red and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We never recommend using crayons as a colorant for your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade home and body scenting can be handcrafted using Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. Potpourri or incense can be used to scent a room at a maximum of 50%. Also, this woodsy fragrance provides a strong scent in aroma beads. Perfumes, lotions, and body oils can be made using a maximum of 5%. This fire fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes. You can even create leaning products using a maximum of 5% of this fragrance oil.

 

Mar
14

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil

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Cracklin Birch Fragrance OilCracklin Birch Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance, but a best seller too! Personally, this is one of my favorite scents at Nature’s Garden as well. This fragrance oil reminds me of warm summer nights sitting under the stars. Sitting around a fire to enjoy the not so quiet silence filled by the creatures in the night and the soft crackling of the flames engulfing everything in its path. There isn’t a need to think and worries are put to the side just long enough to enjoy this peaceful moment.

What does Cracklin’ Birch Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is outdoors on a winter day…Simply amazing if we may say so ourselves!  Cracklin Birch fragrance begins with top notes of bergamot, orange, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans.  This fragrance is one of the most well-rounded fragrances we have ever smelled. An NG Original Fragrance!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes: bergamot, orange, lemon
Mid Notes: geranium, lily, rose
Base Notes: patchouli, vetiver, tonka beans

How Do Our Customers Use Cracklin’ Birch Fragrance Oil?

Room scenting products can be made using this scent. Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance in potpourri or incense. Also, this fragrance oil is nice and strong in aroma beads. Homemade candle crafters can use up to 10% of this fragrance with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax. This scent will perform perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Additionally, this fragrance oil is compatible with gel wax. We suggest using a very small amount of brown liquid candle dye and black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Bath and body products can be made using this fragrance oil. Bath gels and oils were found to perform well with 5% of fragrance added. Soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soaps. Our cp soap results have shown that no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Scent retention of this bar is very strong. Although the bar discolors to a light tan, vanilla white stabilizer may not completely fix the issue very much due to the low percentage of vanillin at 0.3%. Since there are over 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products, the culprit is most likely a different component. We suggest using a small amount of brown soap colorant and  black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Remember to never use candle dye in any body products as they aren’t.

There are many other products you can incorporate this scent into. First off you can make your own perfumes, which has shown to perform well with this fragrance oil at a maximum 5%. Also, you can scent your own lotions or cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5%.

Mar
10

Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil

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Coconut Craziness Fragrance OilCoconut Craziness Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original fragrance! Which may sound like downright craziness, but it’s absolutely true. This scrumptious coconut scent is wholly original and not something you will ever want to miss out on. A succulent concoction of nectar, tropical flowers, and coconut milk infused with a breeze of sweet vanilla that dances across your senses. You can add a touch of the tropical lifestyle right into your own home, it’ll be like vacation every day. Well, not quite but definitely close!

What Does Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden embraces summertime, and that is just one thing we are crazy about here!  Coconut craziness fragrance oil begins with top notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, and lime;  rounded-out with middle notes of caramel and coconut, with base notes of buttercream, coconut milk, vanilla bean, and musk. Surfs up!  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  orange, peach nectar, lemon, pineapple, lime
Mid Notes:  heliotrope, gardenia, coconut
Base Notes:  vanilla bean, amber, musk, caramel, buttercream, coconut milk

How Do Our Customers Use Coconut Craziness Fragrance Fragrance Oil?

Hand crafted candles can be created using this tropical scent. Candle crafters can use no more than 10% in their products. This beachy scent performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  Although we don’t have a specific color recommendation to use with this fragrance, you can use liquid candle dye or some shavings of a color block, if you so choose, in any shade and amount that is desired for your product.

Aromatic room scents can be made using this fragrance. These room scents can be made using a maximum of 50% for potpourri and incense. Further, this scent has shown to be gel wax compatible and is nice and strong in aroma beads. Additionally, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products can include up to 5% of this fragrance.

Homemade cold process soap and melt and pour soaps can be made using Coconut Craziness fragrance oil. Our cold process soap results revealed no ricing or no separation. Also, the bar has good scent retention. However, the fragrance causes some slight acceleration and discoloring to a tan shade. If you wish to have a lighter bar, then vanilla white stabilizer may be able to counteract any of the discoloration caused by the 2% vanillin content. Although this should help correct the problem, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products. We don’t have a certain color recommendation for this fragrance. If there is a certain color is desired, then feel free to use either soap colorant to achieve the perfect shade of your chosen color.

This is just one coconut from the tree, there are so many more fun and interesting variations to these basics of what our customers are able to do with this fragrance and others. Just open up your mind up to these beachy vibes and get creative!

Aug
06

Childhood Scent

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Childrens Room

Childhood Scent

Childrens Room Fragrance–Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a playful childhood scent to add to your line?  Well, Childrens Room fragrance is just that scent!  Our customers say that it is the perfect combination of floral notes and powdery notes.  This childhood fragrance is nostalgic of your younger years, but even kids today will love Childrens Room Scent.

What does Childrens Room Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of the smell of Mr. Bubble bubble bath from childhood.  A very soft violet powder accord with very light floral bottom notes of peony and alyssum flowers.  A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Childrens Room Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this childhood scent is often used in Soy, soy blends, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Childrens Room scent also works well in aroma beads and room sprays, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for the little kids!  The usage rate for this childhood scent is 5%.  Childrens Room also has a 1% vanillin content, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: bubble baths, bath lotions, bath gel, powders, and melt and pour soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this clean powder scent is fabulous.  Here are the official results: No acceleration.  Scent sticks.  Discolors to a light toffee color.

If you are interested in a recipe using Childrens Room Fragrance oil, click here for our Happy Hippos Soap Crayons Recipe.                                                                                                                                                        

Aug
06

Childhood Scent

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Childrens Room

Childhood Scent

Childrens Room Fragrance–Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a playful childhood scent to add to your line?  Well, Childrens Room fragrance is just that scent!  Our customers say that it is the perfect combination of floral notes and powdery notes.  This childhood fragrance is nostalgic of your younger years, but even kids today will love Childrens Room Scent.

What does Childrens Room Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of the smell of Mr. Bubble bubble bath from childhood.  A very soft violet powder accord with very light floral bottom notes of peony and alyssum flowers.  A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Childrens Room Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this childhood scent is often used in Soy, soy blends, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Childrens Room scent also works well in aroma beads and room sprays, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for the little kids!  The usage rate for this childhood scent is 5%.  Childrens Room also has a 1% vanillin content, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: bubble baths, bath lotions, bath gel, powders, and melt and pour soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this clean powder scent is fabulous.  Here are the official results: No acceleration.  Scent sticks.  Discolors to a light toffee color.

If you are interested in a recipe using Childrens Room Fragrance oil, click here for our Happy Hippos Soap Crayons Recipe.                                                                                                                                                        

May
31

Wine Scent

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Wine ScentCabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Cabernet Sauvignon has a long history that was first introduced in  the year 1820.  After decades of experimentation, the general view of Cabernet Sauvignon has improved as more winemakers find ways to complement their native grape varieties with Cabernet as a blending component.  The grape itself is small with seeds, and has a thick black skin.  It has a not too sweet grape flavor that is inviting and pleasurable.  When it comes to this wine scent, our customers were astounded with the performance of Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance in their products.  There is no strong “alcohol” scent and they are left with a wonderful grape aroma that is surprisingly delightful, full bodied, and completely high in demand when it comes to wine scents.

What does Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the sweet aroma of wild grapes enhanced with hints of strawberries and sweet sugary notes with a light alcoholic background. A wonderful aroma of red sweet cabernet wine.  An NG Original Scent!

How do our customers use Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance Oil?

For any candle crafters and home scenters, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil is used in WOW, Joy, Pillar of Bliss, and Soy waxes.  The scent has very strong hot and cold throw, especially in soy and Joy waxes.  This delightful wine scent is even used in oil burners, room fresheners, aroma beads, and smelly jellies.

For any bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil offers uniqueness for your line.  The usage rate for this wine scent is 3%.  Cabernet Sauvignon does have a vanillin content is 6.5%, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  The most common products that customers use this wine scent to make are: spritz lotions, whipped body butters, bath bombs, salt scrubs, melt and pour soaps, and bath gels.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil is unmatched.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a dark brown, but is totally worth it.

scented markers recipeIf you are interested in a Natures Garden recipe using this wine scent, please click on this link to view the Scented Markers Recipe.

May
05

Romantic Scent

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romantic scentLunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A lunar eclipse is one of natures most spectacular events to experience during a life time. If you get lucky enough to see one occur, it will be something you will not forget. Well, the same can be said about the romantic scent of Lunar Eclipse Fragrance oil. With enticing and alluring fruits, floral, and a pinch of sweetness; this romantic scent is loved by both men and women alike. The first time you smell this awesome fragrance, you will not want to stop. Our customers are pleasantly surprised at how popular this romantic scent is. So much so, that when this fragrance is in a product, the products sell themselves.

What does Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an alluring fragrance filled with fruits of nectar and exotic florals blended with sweet vanilla and honey for an evening filled with romance.

How do our customers use Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers and home scent crafters, this fragrance is divine. Performing well in various waxes such as soy, palm, pillar, Joy and WOW candles, this romantic scent is one big hit. Lunar Eclipses scent is wonderful in both the hot and cold throw. And, when it comes to making your house smell good, some of our customers use Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil for room sprays (using odor eliminator) and absolutely loved the outcome. They even report using this romantic scent in their oil burners, smelly jellies, and aroma beads.

On the bath and body end, this romantic scent is used to make an array of wonderful body products. The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make: body sprays, lotions sprays, melt and pour soaps, body butters, lotions, shampoos, conditions, and roll-on perfumes. Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is awesome. Here are the official results: No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. Very nice scent.

draculas dentures soap
If you would like to use Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil in an amazing melt and pour soap recipe, please click here to view how to make Dracula’s Dentures.

Apr
29

Insulating Soap

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insulating soap In an earlier blog post, we discussed how insulating soap to promote gel phase was a matter of personal choice. Whether you insulate or choose not to, your soap will still be soap.

When it comes to whether you choose to insulate or not, really there are only two factors that will change. The first is the amount of cure time. Due to the fact that the saponification process is slowed down by the prevention of gel phase, your soap may need extra cure time before use. On the other hand, promoting a full gel phase for your soap means an accelerated saponification process with a normal cure time. And, the second difference is an aesthetic one.

The finished look of your soap will differ slightly based upon whether you choose to prevent gel phase or encourage it. By preventing gel phase (sticking your molded soap in the fridge or freezer), your finished soap will have a matte look to it. By promoting gel phase, your finished soap will have a slight translucent, shiny look to it. Again, however, please remember regardless of which method you choose either method results with finished soap.

When making soap, it is important to remember that the gel phase occurs during the saponification process. While your soap is in the mold, the various soaping ingredients react with the lye mixture, and heat is used to help the acceleration of the whole saponification process. When choosing to promote gel phase during saponification, it can be accomplished through means of insulation.

Insulating your soap means wrapping the soap with various layers in an attempt to keep the heat within the soap. Because the saponification process is endothermic (meaning the process pulls heat from its surroundings), keeping the soap insulated is the best means to successfully promoting gel phase throughout your whole soap. It will also help to prevent a partial gel. If you remember, a partial gel is where the center of your soap achieves gel phase, but the outside areas do not. This typically occurs because the outside of the soap looses heat in a quicker fashion therefore inhibiting the ideal environment for a full gel phase to occur.

Through the means of insulation, you can provide your soap with its ideal environment (heat wise).  And, when it comes to insulation for your soap, there are many different items you can use.  These items would include: newspaper, cardboard, blankets, towels, etc.  Practically, you can use any layer type material that will keep the heat in the soap (but never aluminum foil).

Many soapers will use various items in combination such as: wrapping the soap with saran wrap (especially if the soap has a decorated top), then covering it with newspaper, surrounded by towels, and finally placed under a box. There really is no limit for insulation. And, many believe that over insulating can never be done. Remember the key to insulating, if you are choosing to promote the gel phase; is to keep as much heat in the soap as possible.

However, please note: If you are soaping a recipe that does contain sugar or dairy products, you may want to go a little on the lighter side of insulating due to the fact that these items in your recipe will increase heat during the saponification process. Extreme insulating in these examples may cause the ingredients to “burn”, possibly resulting in discoloration and an off smell in your finished soaps.  It can also cause your soap batter to begin to bubble out of your mold.  You do however have the choice of preventing the gel phase for these types of recipes, and sticking your molded soap in the fridge or freezer.

Apr
25

Rose Fragrance

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Rose FragranceFresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Roses come in a variety of beautiful colors and sizes, but the rose scent always stays true.  Roses have always been a very popular gift to both give and receive too.  In fact, the top two holidays for roses are Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.  So, why not use this scent in your products. If you are looking for the perfect rose fragrance to scent in your homemade items, you have got to try Fresh Cut Roses. This true to life rose fragrance is incredible in bath products and candles.

What does Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil smell like?

After searching many years for a true, fresh-cut rose scent, we have accomplished it!  Natures Garden’s Fresh cut roses fragrance oil is the truest fresh cut rose on the market! NG Original Fragrance and a Best Seller!

How do our customers use Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; it is time to think and scent spring with this fragrance. Many of our customers use Rose fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy, Gel and Pillar of Bliss waxes. But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest that Fresh Cut Rose fragrance has phenomenal hot and cold scent throw! As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is just terrific, making your house smell so good. The performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this beautiful scent is one great seller! With a recommended usage rate of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to make: lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays. In fact, many of our customers state that their customers simply adore this fresh cut rose fragrance in the finished products. Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is very lovely. Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, very strong scent retention. Soaped well.

Apr
22

Rebatching Soap

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rebatching soap Whether you view rebatching as an art, a doorway for the addition of gentle ingredients, or a second chance for your soap, this method of soap making offers opportunity.

The term rebatching for soap simply means remaking soap.  This method would be very similar to melt and pour soap in that you are melting down soap that has already gone through the saponification process.  Rebatching is more intricate than melt and pour soap though.  Rebatching involves cold processed or hot processed soap bars that are melted down for specific reasons.

A common technique used in soap making, rebatching allows many soap making handcrafters the chance to rework their soap recipes, introduce delicate scents and herbs, as well as add ingredients or colors they may have missed the opportunity to add the first time.

Since rebatched soap has already gone through the saponification process, the rebatching steps do not involve lye.  This is why rebatching allows the opportunity to add those delicate soaping ingredients; without fear.  With the rebatching method, these ingredients; which normally would not survive the saponification process, now have the chance to add wonderful benefits to your finished bars of soap.

Although time consuming, the rebatch process is fairly easy to do.  To put it briefly, the rebatching process is finely grating the soap, then heating (sometimes with the addition of a liquid like water to help prevent burning).  There are a few different ways to introduce heat to the shredded soap.  These ways would include:  double boiler, microwave, and crock pot.  But, please advise: you must monitor the soap while it is heating because you never want to scorch the soap.  This may be slightly more difficult using the microwave approach.

Now, as the soap is heated and starts to liquefy; it will have a very thick gel like density.  Once the soap hits this consistency, any additives or scents are added and stirred in.  Once the soap is stirred well, it is then scooped into a mold, left to harden, and finally cut into slices.

So, now that you have an understanding as to what the method of rebatching is, we will shortly post a blog as to the various reasons to rebatch.  This post will also cover the benefits as well as the drawbacks of rebatching your soap.