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Candy Corn Tarts

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Candy Corn  Tarts candy corn tar

Our Candy Corn Tarts Recipe is inspired by that very popular Halloween treat that is loved by so many.  In fact, these tiny little pieces of sugary goodness are so cherished that they have their very own holiday.  It’s October 30th just for anyone that wants to celebrate with me.  With Natures Garden’s easy to follow candy corn tarts recipe you can fill your house with that same warm vanilla candy corn scent that you loved as a kid.  As an added bonus, we have packaged them in our easy to use clamshell containers.  That means no mold needed and instant packing!

 

Ingredients:

10 ½ oz. Pillar of Bliss Wax

1oz bottle of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

1oz bottle of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle dye

3 tsp.  Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Pouring Pot

3 Clamshell Containers

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon

Measuring Cup

Stirring Spoon

3 Paper Bowls

Tooth Picks

Scale

 

Directions:

  1. Using a double boiler, weigh out and melt 10 ½ oz. of Pillar of Bliss Wax until it is completely melted.  You will need three empty clamshell containers ready.

 

  1. First you will want to prepare the orange layer.  Pour 1/3 of the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax into a paper bowl, then use a toothpick and dip it into the Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix it into the Pillar of Bliss Wax.  You will want to keep the remaining wax on the double boiler so that it does not solidify.

 

  1. Stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the orange wax and fold your bowl into a spout to dispense the orange layer into the first 1/3 of each cavity of the three clamshell containers.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to step 4.

 

  1. Next, it is time to prepare the white layer.  Pour 1/3 of the Pillar of Bliss Wax from the stove into a paper bowl and stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil.  Then, pour the white mixture into the next 1/3 of the empty space in the clamshell cavities

 

  1. Now, to prepare the yellow layer, pour the remaining wax into the last paper bowl.  Then, using a toothpick, add a small amount of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Then, add 1 tsp of Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the yellow wax.  Pour this wax on top of the white layer.  Once the wax has setup, close the clamshell container.

 

  1. Your Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts are now ready.  You can simply place one square in your potpourri burner or wax burner and let the candy corn aroma fill the room!

 

We hope that you have had as much fun as we did making our Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe!  Natures Garden offers a variety of free recipes for candles, room scenting soaps, and bath and body products.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire catalog of free recipes and classes, be sure to visit our Recipe Box.  Also, for more fun and unique Holidays take a moment to visit our Calendar of Events.

Matthew Ward

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Cinnamon Buns Scent

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Cinnamon Buns ScentCinnamon Buns Scent

Cinnamon Buns-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A fabulous scent to use in your home, Cinnamon Bun Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly baked cinnamon bun.  This bakery scent will fill your home with a mouthwatering cinnamon bun aroma without the mess to clean up in the kitchen.  In fact, one of our customers stated that she has been asked if she is baking when burning this candle!  Considered a bestselling scent by many of our clients, this bakery fragrance is an immediate sell out for candles, tarts, and smelly jellies.

What does Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a spicy cinnamon accord with warm nutty undertones along with the aroma of fresh baked bread.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Cinnamon Bun Fragrance Oil?

For those of you who are candle crafters or home scenters; this scent is one huge seller.  Used in a variety of waxes like soy, Joy, Pillar of Bliss, Palm, soy blends, and WOW wax, this bakery fragrance oil is awesome when it comes to scent throw.  With an amazingly strong hot throw that, this scent is loved by so many of our customers.   The same strong scent is also true for the cold throw, which is why this fragrance also works extremely well for aroma beads, smelly jellies, and wax melts.

Unfortunately, on the bath and body end, this fragrance oil is not body safe.

If you would like to try our free Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe click here.

Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Monday, August 11th, 2014

blueberry muffin candlesBlueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

One of our favorite-smelling candles is scented with blueberry muffin fragrance oil.  We thought we would make a candle that was authentic to real life blueberry muffins.  Our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe brings together the sweet smell of blueberries with the creative design of a blueberry muffin. Our blueberry muffin candle recipe will have your house smelling like savory blueberry muffins, and may just get your family thinking that you baked real blueberry muffins.

Ingredients:

250 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax

250 grams Joy Wax

50 grams Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Brown

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Yellow

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Blue

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Black

1/16 tsp UV Light Inhibitor

2 CD Wicks

2 Votive Wick Pins

Mini Cherries/Berries mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Cupcakes- Mold Market Mold

Directions:

1. Center a wick pin in the center of the two Mold Market Cupcake mold cavities.

2. Weigh out and melt down 250 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Melt the wax to 195 degrees Fahrenheit and then add 2 drops of Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, 2 drops of Black Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, and 1/16 tsp of UV light inhibitor.

3. Drop the wax to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.  Then, wait for it to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to add it to the Cupcake Mold Market Molds and the Cherries/Berries mold from flexiblemolds.com.

4. Next melt down 250 grams of Joy Wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a toothpick to add yellow and brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Wait for the temperatures to drop to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.

5. Whip the wax while it is still in its liquid state with a whisk.  When it has cooled and been whipped, scoop it onto the top base of the muffins to resemble that of a muffin top.

6. Add the blueberries to the muffin top while it is still soft, making sure you press them in firmly.

7. Allow the muffins to harden and remove them from the molds.

8. Remove the wick pin and insert the wick.  Trim your wick to ¼ in before burning.

We hope you enjoyed making our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe!  This candle is sure to fill your home with the scent of freshly baked blueberry muffins.

 

Blackberry Fizz Scent

Monday, August 11th, 2014

fragrance oilBlackberry Fizz Scent

Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This is a fabulously fruity blackberry fizz scent that really pops! Natures Garden blackberry fizz fragrance is a perfectly tart fruity scent will leave you and your customers wanting more. Our customers say our blackberry fizz fragrance is highly requested. This blackberry aroma, often used in cosmetic products and candles, is a must have. This is a spectacular spring and summer scent, but quickly becomes a popular fruit fragrance year round.

What does Blackberry Fizz Smell Like?

Refreshment has never smelled so good with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This fragrance begins with aldehydic fruity notes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo. An NG Original Fragrance! A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; blackberry fizz fragrance oil is used in soy, soy blends, Joy, tarts, and Pillar of Bliss waxes. This fragrance is strong and has no problems with cold or hot scent throw. Blackberry Fizz fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, or smelly jellies.

For all you bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a remarkable.  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and good news, blackberry fizz has no vanillin content, so no discoloration here. This fruit scent is used to make the following homemade items: soap, shower gels, lotions, sugar scrubs, and melt and pour soaps. Finally, for those of you that make cold process soap, Beautiful, Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, very fresh, fruity scent, very realistic fizz element.

If you would like to try our blackberry fizz scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see Natures Gardens free Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Citronella

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

citronella repelsCitronella and Mosquitoes

Summer time, the period of the year when we all enjoy outdoor festivities.  Whether they be parties, cookouts, hiking, gardening, or just relaxing by the pool; we find reasons to be outside.  We love the gorgeous weather and the warming sun rays.  However, with the fun in the sun that we all seek, with it also comes the dreaded mosquitoes.

When the weather gets warm, these uninvited pesky critters seem to always show up in droves.  Invading not only our space, but feeding off us and our families.  The results of their feast, itchy, red, swollen bumps on our skin.

Mosquitoes have been in existence some 170 million years.  In the United States, there are currently over 175 different species accounted for.  It is safe to say that they are not going to be going any where soon, but there are measures that we can take to help ward off these insects.

Citronella has been known to repel mosquitoes for a long time. Burning citronella candles around the yard or applying bug repelling spray to ourselves can usually do the trick.  But have you ever wondered how this works exactly?

Just like a primal animal, mosquitoes are on the hunt for one thing: FOOD.  And, we are that food source.  Drawn to carbon dioxide (from our exhaling) uric acid (from our blood), and lactic acid (from our sweat glands), insects like mosquitoes are able to smell us up to an amazing 164 feet away.  Once those delectable scents are picked up by the mosquitoes, they are then able to locate us to feed.

It is commonly thought that the scent of citronella repels mosquitoes away.  In fact, studies have shown that when the citronella aroma is in an environment, mosquitoes will land around 40% less times than when it is not present.  But, the fact is mosquitoes will still land.  This is why citronella does not necessarily repel.

Instead, citronella masks.  What this means is that when the scent of citronella (whether by means of a candle or a body spray) is present the 3 most common drawing factors of mosquitoes (carbon dioxide, uric acid, and lactic acid) are covered.  It is almost as if the mosquitoes no longer have the ability to sense us anymore.  And, since they cannot smell us, they will move on to “sweatier pastures” so to speak.

Sure, any of your local grocery stores or super markets have aisles of outdoor summer time displays hosting many different bug repelling products that you can purchase.  You however can make your very own insect repelling/masking items right from your home.  You will know exactly what is in the product, and you will also save money by doing it yourself.

Natures Garden currently has four different citronella oils available.  There is the straight citronella scent, or the citronella java essential oil.  Both of these oils can be viewed by clicking on the individual link.  For those of you that do not like how the scent of straight citronella smells, we also have citronella options for you.  Citronella Berry fragrance oil is a sweeter version of citronella.  This fragrance contains the essential oil of citronella with the combined fruity notes of strawberry, mandarin, and raspberry.  There is also Lime Citronella fragrance oil.  This wonderful fragrance oil is the combination of essential oil of citronella and notes of lemon, fresh lime, and white flowers.

Now, if you are interested in viewing possible candle and body products that you can make with these scents, here are three of Natures Gardens finest bug repelling recipes.  By clicking on the link, you will be able to see the recipe.  Each recipe has the step by step instruction as well as all of the items listed that you will need to make them.
Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe
Bug Repelling Candle Recipe
Bug Repelling Body Spray Recipe

These recipes are all easy to make and take very little time to accomplish.  They are great ways to ward off mosquitoes and keep you and your family mosquito bite free this summer.

Leo Scents

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

leo scentsLeo Scents

We wanted to start this year off with a fun and creative presentation.  So, we conducted some research to find exactly what fragrance notes and combinations would most likely correspond with the various Zodiac signs.  Based on specific personality traits of each sign, we were able to assemble particular scents that a person born under the Leo zodiac sign would like.

Beginning July 23rd, Leos quickly and playfully become the center of attention.  So, without further adieu; we at Natures Garden would like to be the first to say Happy Birthday to all Leos.  And, now we would like to welcome everyone to the lively world of Leo Scents.

Leos are considered anyone born between and including the dates of July 23rd through August 21st.

Unfortunately, we currently do not have anyone on staff at Natures Garden that is a Leo.  We do have family and friends that are Leos though.  They are a very warm and welcoming group with an enthusiasm and zest for life that is unmatched.  Always willing to be there and help out, Leos are considered a true and valuable friend.  When times get crazy, they will rush to console, cheer up, or celebrate with you.  Leos like to keep things in the present; never dwelling on what could have been. Their cheerful and optimistic attitude is one of the reasons as to why Leos are always surrounded by friends.

Leo - Confident, Encouraging, Ambitious, Loyal

Symbol- the Lion

Sign- Fire

This loving and good natured group is faithful and charitable. They are open minded and are quick to become the center of attention in a group setting. Leos are playful and fun; accepting and appreciating others for who they are. When it comes to scents, Leos prefer limelight scents with warming and floral notes.

In order to best capture a Leo’s interest, select fragrances that contain notes of:

Fruits: Lime, Tangerine, Mandarin

Florals: Orange Blossom, Juniper, Neroli

Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:

scent leos like      leo sign scent      smells leo like     aromas for leos

Hot Pink Lime Scent by Natures Garden

Mandarin Tiki Scent by Natures Garden

Juniper Breeze Scent by Natures Garden

Marmalade Spice Scent by Natures Garden

If you are interested in seeing all of our zodiac sign fragrance suggestions, please click on the link.

Lemon Meringue Scent

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

lemon meringue scent Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nothing says summer like a piece of Lemon Meringue Pie.  This true to life lemon meringue scent is the perfect addition to your bakery aroma line.  With an amazing balance of tangy lemon and sweet sugared meringue this decadent treat is incredible.  So realistic that you can smell every lovely layer from the buttery crust, tart lemon filling, to the classic meringue topping, this lemon meringue scent is perfection at its finest.  Many of our customers state not only is this scent delicious, but it is one of the best lemon scents in the market.

What does Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil smell like?

This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh baked pie filled with lemon custard and lemon zests topped with a creamy vanilla meringue.

How do our customers use Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter, this lemon meringue pie scent is a must have fragrance.  Our customers use this yummy scent in their soy tarts and soy waxes, Palm Container wax, Joy wax, paraffin wax, and WOW wax.  In fact, this lemon meringue scent is the perfect fragrance to make the best pie candles with.  Known for having amazing scent throw, lemon meringue fragrance oil has a natural, realistic lemon scent.  And, it even gets stronger as it cures.  As for home scenting ideas, this nice lemony scent works very well in electric burners, aroma beads, and smelly jellies too.

For the bath and body end of products, this pick me up fragrance has a usage rate of 5%.  Now, this lemon meringue scent does contain a vanillin content of 2%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  This wonderful and delicious scent is used to make a variety of personal care items like:  sugar scrubs, melt and pour soaps, whipped shea butters, salt bars, lotion bars, body butters, and bath bombs.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this lemon meringue scent tops the charts.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, soaps like a dream, scent is very strong and lasts. Discolors to a tan color.

If you would like to try this lemon meringue scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see Natures Gardens Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Recipe using melt and pour soap.

Green Scent

Friday, July 18th, 2014

green scent Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Bamboo Hemp is a very green scent.  It seems that many of our customers cannot get enough of the fresh and clean aroma of this green scent in products.  Absolutely adored by both men and women of all ages, bamboo hemp is quickly becoming many households’ family favorite fragrance.  Being a huge win in both the categories of spa and green scents, bamboo hemp does not disappoint.  With it soothing, sweet, and relaxing aroma, this unique fragrance is botanical and very Zen like.  A sophisticated fresh and green scent that is elegant, this delightful aroma comes highly recommended by our customers for all applications.  If you are looking for an earthy fragrance with a crisp airy scent, Bamboo Hemp fragrance is what you need!

What does Bamboo Hemp Smell Like? 

Join the GREEN MOVEMENT with Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp fragrance oil!  An incredibly well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss.

How Do Our Customers Use Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil?

For those of you who are candle crafters, this green scent smells amazingly clean.  With reviews showing strong scent throw in many various waxes, Bamboo Hemp is a huge hit.  Working well for Soy, WOW, Pillar of Bliss, Palm Pillar and Container, and Joy wax; this green scent aroma is refreshing and clean.   Now, for those of you who are home scenters, Bamboo Hemp is a keeper.  Another green scent that will fill your home with the crisp scent of nature, this fragrance is perfect for anytime of the year.  The home scenting products that this green scent has been used to make are: incense, room refreshing sprays, oil burners, smelly jellies, hanging closet deodorizers, and reed diffusers.

For bath and body crafters, this green scent is the perfect fragrance for any spa product lines.  With an amazing combination of fresh, earthy, and crisp aromas, this relaxing scent is unisex.  The usage rate for Bamboo Hemp Fragrance oil is 5% and it does contain a .33% vanillin content.  Therefore, vanilla white color stabilizer is recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  This fabulously green scent is used to make: lotions, massage creams, body butters, melt and pour soaps, salt bars, sugar scrubs, bath salts, shower gels, body sprays, roll-on perfumes, bath bombs, and shampoos.  According to our customers, this green scent is a keeper!  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this relaxing fragrance is a winner.  Here are the official results:  No ricing, slight acceleration, stick blend and soap at cooler temps. Discolors to a cream color.  Very well liked, especially by males.  Fresh and clean.

Apple Pie Scent

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

apple pie scent Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version) - Fragrance Oil Spotlight

There is nothing like the scent of apple pie.  A true American classic, Apple Pie scent is the aroma of fresh crisp apple intermingled with warm and mouthwatering spices.  This delicious scent in products is a big seller too.  This apple pie scent is fantastic for lovers of food type fragrances, or anyone who just enjoys an all around good apple aroma.  According to our clientele this great dessert scent is addictive, and they find their clients always craving more.  This strong and delicious scent is a wonderful addition to any product line and makes for truly yummy and scrumptious smelling homemade products.

What does Apple Pie Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is one that although we have had many apple scents to choose from, this apple pie has been with us since we started making candles.  This scent is not the same as our Hot Baked Apple Scent, as this one has more of a cinnamon “kick” to it.

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Pie Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters, this scent comes highly recommended!  A perfect apple pie scent for anyone looking to add bakery type scents to their line; Apple Pie Fragrance Oil smells just like apple pie fresh out of the oven.  Our customers use this apple pie scent in their soy, WOW, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and paraffin waxes.  With an all around amazing scent throw, this fragrance is wonderful in both the hot and cold throw.  As for home scenting ideas to make your house smell good, this apple pie scent works phenomenally well in tart and oil burners, smelly jellies, liquid potpourris, sachet beads, room sprays, and reed diffusers.

For the bath and body crafters, this delicious apple pie scent is so realistic you can even smell the crust.  The usage rate for this fragrance is 1% in bath oils, soaps, and bath gels; and carries a .5% usage rate for lotions and perfumes.  Apple Pie Fragrance Oil also has a .5% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is highly suggested to help stabilize discoloration in finished products.  This mouthwatering fragrance can be used to scent: body scrubs, body butters, perfumes, bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, salt bars, lotions, whipped body butters, and foaming hand soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official testing results:  Very slight acceleration.  No separation.  Discolors to a tan color.  Yummy scent!

If you are interested in using this apple pie scent in a candle recipe, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Independence Day Candle Recipe.

Pineapple Scent

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

pineapple scent Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

When it comes to fruity and tropical aromas, this pineapple scent is a must have.  In fact, not only does this fragrance oil work well on its own in products, but it also makes a wonderful mixing scent as well.  A truly sweet and succulent fragrance, this pineapple scent smells identical to freshly cut pineapple.  With outstanding reviews in everything from cold process soap to soy wax and aroma beads, this pineapple scent is a must have in your tropical scent line.

What does Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of ripened fresh cut pineapples with an ozony green top note.  

How do our customers use Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil?

For those of you out there that are home scenters or candle crafters, this pineapple scent is the real deal.  Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil has been used to create candles with various waxes including:  gel wax, soy wax 415, Joy wax, WOW wax, pillar of bliss, and Palm Container wax.  This very sweet scent also has incredible hot and cold scent throw.  And, as for home scenting ideas with this fresh pineapple scent, it also works amazingly well in electric oil burners, refreshing room sprays, smelly jellies, and sachet beads.

As for the bath and body crafters, this fragrance is just the pineapple scent you have been looking for!  The usage rate for this fresh and sweet summer scent is 5% and it also contains a .6% vanillin content so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil is used to make quite the variety of body products including: melt and pour soaps, shower gels, bath fizzies, solid lotion bars, foaming sugar scrubs, lotions, body sprays, and whipped body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is addicting.  Here are the official results:  A definite new favorite.  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration.  No separation or oil sweat.  No discoloration.

If you are interested in a Natures Garden recipe using this fresh pineapple scent, please click on this link to view the Organza Air Freshening Beads recipe.