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Best Summer Scents

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

summer scentsBest Summer Scents 2014

Summer will officially be here in one week.  School is out of session, many are preparing for their family vacations, and the gardening and outdoor grilling season has begun.  The much anticipated carefree days of summer are near.

Summer, longer days full of sunshine, warm breezes, and happiness.  In all honestly, after the brutal winter many of us experienced, we are even accepting of the humidity summer brings over the bone chilling cold.

So it’s now time to bring out the sundresses, bathing suits, and shorts.  But, a change of the seasons not only means a change in the wardrobe, but also a change in the scents that people prefer.  Summertime brings with it a longing for crisp, clean scents, sweet fruity aromas, and soft blends.

With all of this in mind, Natures Garden would like to present to you our list of the best summer scents for 2014.  These scents encompass both classic summertime favorites, as well as new fun in the sun aromas.  In fact, some of these summer scents should come to you as no surprise because they are known as top selling fragrances no matter what time of the year it is.

This list of the best summer scents was based off their purchase popularity, performance in both candles and bath and body products, as well as the reviews that the customers have given them.

It is a remarkable feat for these 15 fragrances to be listed as one of the best summer scents 2014.  Natures Garden currently carries 816 different fragrance oils; so, quite literally they are in the top 2%.

Please Note:  These best summer scents are not listed in any particular order.

In the Fruity and Sweet Category

Butt Naked Fragrance Oil

Cucumbers & Melons Fragrance Oil

Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil

Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil- If you are interested in using this summer scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub recipe.

Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil

Pink Sugar Type Fragrance Oil- If you are interested in using this summer scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub recipe using this fragrance oil.

Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil

Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil-  If you are interested in using this summer scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter recipe.

Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil- If you are interested in using this summer scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl recipe.

NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil  

Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil- If you are interested in using this summer scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap recipe.

In the Crisp and Clean Category

NG Aqua Di Gio Type Fragrance Oil

NG Island Fresh Gain Type Fragrance Oil-  If you are interested in using this summer scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Island Fresh Air Freshener recipe.

The Perfect Man Fragrance Oil

In the Soft Blends Category

Lotus Blossom Fragrance Oil

That concludes the list of Natures Garden’s Best Summer Scents for 2014.  All of these scents work amazingly in your homemade products.  However, if you are wondering what other summer scent Natures Garden carries, simply click on this link to view the Spring Summer Scents Category.

Spa Scent

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

spa scentSpa Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Everyone loves a spa treatment!  Regardless of whether it is a facial, a manicure, a pedicure, or a deep tissue massage; the overall good feeling of being pampered is a treat.  The aroma of Natures Garden’s spa scent allows you the same feeling.  Fresh, clean, and relaxing, this spa scent will improve your mood just like a spa treatment.  A soothing and inviting fragrance, this spa scent is an amazing addition to scenting any product line.

What does Spa Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the floral blend of jasmine, rose and neroli with hints of violet on a background of Tonka beans and fresh green ferns.  We carried our Spa fragrance long before Spas were popular in the US.  An NG Original Fragrance!

How do our customers use Spa Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; Spa Fragrance Oil is used in various soy and soy blend waxes, WOW wax, paraffin wax, Joy wax, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is very soft and soothing yet still has a great cold and hot scent throw in wax.  This spa scent also works very well for oil burners, sachet beads, and calming room sprays.

For bath and body crafters, this spa scent is amazing!  The usage rate for spa fragrance oil is 3%.  It does contain a 1.3% vanillin content, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize any discoloration in finished products. This amazing spa scent is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, body sprays, bath gels, whipped body butters and emulsified sugar scrubs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is well worth the effort.  Here are the official results:  NICE fragrance!  Large tapioca ricing with moderate acceleration.  Add at light trace with no water discount.  Stick blend fast to smooth, and pour quickly.   Discolors to a light beige.

Patriotic Candle

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

patriotic candle recipeMake your own Patriotic Candle 

This Fourth of July, why not add a little more pizzazz to the party!

Making your own Patriotic Candle using beeswax and Pillar of Bliss is a fun and easy project that even the little ones can help with.

You can easily make a candle for each political party using Natures Garden’s Political Fragrance Oil Line.  This would include: Democrat Fragrance Oil, Republican Fragrance Oil, and Independent Fragrance Oil.

For this blog, the creative team at Natures Garden is going to show you the step by step instruction for just how easy it is to make your very own patriotic candle.  The instruction is very simple to make one 16oz. candle and you will only need a few supplies to complete it.

Here are the ingredients you will need:
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Beeswax
Political Fragrance Oil- we are using Democrat fragrance for this candle
Red Spectrum Candle Dye
Blue Spectrum Candle Dye
(2) CD 12 Wicks

You will also need:
Star Cookie Cutter
Candle Jar
Scale
Cutting Board
A piece of wax paper
Mixing Spoon
(2) Ziploc Bags
(2) Disposable Spoons
Hot Glue Gun

heating the water
To begin, we will be melting down our beeswax.  In order to do this, fill a pot with about 3 inches of water.  Place your pot on your stove top (on a medium to low heat setting.)

double boiler method

Next, weigh out 50 grams of the beeswax.  Place all of the pastilles into your pouring pot (or a second smaller pot).  Then, place the second pot into the first pot.  This method of melting down the beeswax is known as the double boiler.  Keep an eye on the beeswax.  Once the water starts heating up, it will not take that long to get the beeswax to a liquid state.

weigh out the pillar of bliss

Plug in your hot glue gun.  While you are waiting on the beeswax to melt, get your 2 Ziploc bags.  Using your scale, weigh out and place 225 grams of Pillar of Bliss wax into each bag.

adding democrat scent

Next, place one bag back on the scale.  Add 18 grams of Democrat fragrance oil.  Repeat with the second bag.  While the second bag is still on the scale, place 4 drops of Spectrum Red Candle Dye into the bag.  Then, seal each bag shut.  Then, shake them vigorously.  This will disperse the fragrance oil among the wax as well as incorporate the red dye.  At this point, you will have 1 bag of white wax and 1 bag of red wax.  Set aside.

scenting and coloring the pillar of bliss

Check the beeswax.  If it is melted, place 2 drops of Blue Spectrum Candle Dye into the wax.  Using the mixing spoon, gently stir the blue color in.  Place the beeswax back in the heat source.

coloring the beeswax

Now, let’s prep the candle jar.  Using your hot glue gun, attach both CD 12 wicks to the bottom of your candle jar.  Make sure the wicks are centered and equally spaced apart.

prepping your candle jar

Next, lay out a piece of wax paper.  Remove your beeswax from the heat source and turn your stove off.  Next, add 4 grams of Democrat Fragrance oil to the blue beeswax and stir.

scenting your beeswax

Once incorporated, carefully pour the beeswax onto one area of the wax paper.  Allow this to set up at room temperature.  This should take a few minutes.

cooling the beeswax

When the beeswax has cooled to the touch, remove it from the wax paper.  Set the beeswax on your cutting board.  Then, using your star cookie cutter, cut out 1 star shape.

making a star embed

Next, place the star into your candle jar.  Try to center the star between your candle wicks.  Press firmly to allow the beeswax to adhere to the side of the jar.

adhere the star

Once the star is adhered, get your two disposable spoons and white and red wax.  Starting with the red wax, place several scoops into the jar.  Then, gently flatten the wax across the bottom of the jar.  Once you are happy with the amount of red, repeat with the white wax.

layering your candle

Try to keep your layers all the same size.  You will be rotating the layers between the red and white wax.  Keep doing this until your candle is filled.  Remember to straighten your wicks as you work your way through filling the jar.

unique candle recipe

When your candle jar is full, simply trim your excess wicking.  Then, light and enjoy your patriotic candle.

So now that you have the instructions to make your very own patriotic candle, feel free to make it your own.  Really, once the beeswax is colored, scented, and cooled; any other portion of this project can be made with the assistance of children.  They really have a blast cutting out the stars and filling in the layers (with adult supervision).

Have Fun With It!

Musk Scent

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Jovan Musk Scent Jovan Musk for Women Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If you have been on the hunt for a Musk Scent, look no further.  Natures Gardens Jovan Musk Scent is the real deal in homemade products.  In fact, many of our customers find that this much sought after scent increases their sales.  Not only do they love this gorgeous smell, but it is just fabulous in candles and bath and body products.  Jovan Musk for Women Type Fragrance Oil is a classy scent that is feminine, and chic.  This scent is strong and is a perfectly lovely aroma addition to any feminine product line.

What does Jovan Musk for Women Type Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a Jovan Musk for Women Type duplication. A luxurious, gentle, floral fragrance. Blend of spices, lavender and citrus, with rich musky bottom notes.

How Do Our Customers Use Jovan Musk for Women Type Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers and home scent crafters, this fragrance is great.  This fragrance performed well in gel wax, soy wax, palm pillar, Joy wax and WOW wax candles.  The scent throw is wonderful in both the hot and cold throw.  Some of our customers even use this Jovan Musk scent in odor eliminator to make linen sprays, loving the outcome.  But, it does not stop there.  This fragrance is also used in their oil burners and to make sachet beads to wonderfully scent clothes in closets and dressers.

On the bath and body end, this feminine scent is used to make an array of products.  The usage rate for Jovan Musk scent is 5%.  It is used to scent:  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 absolutely amazing.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, awesome duplication, scent stays strong.

Ocean Scent

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

ocean scentOcean Mist Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they feel they just need to get away from it all.  Well, with Natures Gardens Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil in your homemade products, you can now take a vacation anytime of the year.  This ocean scent is highly recommended by our customers and is just one of those fragrances that you have got to try for yourself.  But, ocean mist isn’t just your run of the mill summer scent, this fresh and invigorating aroma sells great all year round.  Classified as one of Natures Gardens best selling fragrances, this amazing ocean scent is the perfect combination of notes that are clean and absolutely fantastic in finished products.  In fact, many people comment on how authentic this scent is!

What does Ocean Mist Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a complex bouquet of carnations, lily of the valley, and hyacinth; underlined by oakmoss and white musk.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter this ocean scent holds strong.  Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil is used to scent:  palm pillar wax, parasoy blends, Joy wax, Wow Wax, and soy wax.  And, when it comes to scent throw; Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil is super strong in both the hot and cold throw.  Many customers even comment on how strong the throw is in soy candles.  Now, when it comes to air freshening, this ocean scent is awesome for scenting car sachets, smelly jellies, and reed diffusers.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a great clean smell for bath products.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This spectacular ocean scent is used to make: bath gels, melt and pour soaps, body mists, bath bombs, body lotions, whipped body butters, and shampoos.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance does take some work.  Here are the official results:  Bad ricing, moderate acceleration, no water discount, cream colored at room temperature, hand stir, pour fast, add fragrance at light trace.  No discoloration.  But, as one customer states, “for all other bath products this is a great ocean scent”.

Wine Scent

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Wine ScentCabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil- Fragrance 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.

Renewing Scent

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

renewing scent Spring Rain Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

As spring awakens outside, the world around us becomes alive and thriving with new life.  Everything begins to grow, and spring rains are abundant.  In fact, is often believed that spring rains are necessary to wash away the old and make way for all things new.  And, with spring rains the air seems fresher.  The renewing scent of spring rain fragrance oil is just that; a breath of fresh air.  With the scent of fresh vibrant flowers tickled with musk, this is one pleasing fragrance.  Spring Rain Fragrance Oil has always been at the top of the list for our customers.  It is such a lovely floral scent that even the men love it.  Definitely an NG Best Seller!

What does Spring Rain Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a musky accord enhanced with a fresh floral bouquet of carnations, tiger lilies, alyssum, orchids, and roses, with hints of fresh greenery. A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Spring Rain Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters this renewing scent is a huge hit.  Our customers use the scent of spring rain in their soy tarts, tea lights, Palm Container wax, WOW wax, gel wax, and Joy wax.  This soft feminine scent has great hot and cold throw too, definitely making your house smell good.  As for other home scenting ideas; this renewing scent has been used in diffusers, oil burners, wax dipped animals, and room refreshing sprays.

On the bath and body end of products this renewing scent is captivating.  The usage rate for Spring Rain fragrance oil is 5%.  And, is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, shampoos, shower gels, body sprays, lotions, and body butters with a nice and feminine long lasting scent.  For those of you that are cold process soapers, this renewing scent soaped beautifully.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  This scent is a nice and clean one.  Very refreshing!  No discoloration.

Cookie Scent

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Cookie ScentPeanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The peanut butter cookie was invented by a gentlemen named George Washington Carver.  In fact, George came up with over 103 recipes that included peanuts.  The first peanut butter cookie was rolled thin and cut into shapes, just like your sugar cookies of today.  Eventually by the 1930’s they were “dropped” into balls and pressed with fork tines in a crisscross pattern.  Technically, there was no real reason for this additional step but it became the style peanut butter cookies became known for.  And, just like a freshly baked platter of peanut butter cookies, there is no denying the authentic aroma of this cookie scent.  It is so unbelievably real you may just think somebody baked a large batch of cookies.  This cookie scent is comforting, inviting, and so yummy; leaving quite the impression.  Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil is a very true scent to the real cookie.

What does Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is simply amazing!  Peanut Butter Cookie fragrance is a rich, buttery, freshly baked aroma of real peanut butter cookies! You will not believe how true to name this scent is! A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters this bakery delight is a huge hit.  Our customers use this cookie scent in their soy tarts, tea lights, Palm Container wax, WOW wax, Joy wax, and soy.  And, Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil has great throw too.  As for other home scenting ideas; this scent has been used in oil diffusers and electric burners.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This cookie scent does contain a vanillin content of 1.6%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  This wonderful cookie scent is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, lotions, and body butters; all with a delicious buttery scent.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this cookie scent soaped beautifully.  Here are the official results:  No acceleration at all.  Scent sticks.  Soaps great.  Discolors to a caramel color.

Royal Scent

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

royal scent Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cleopatra who was the Queen of the Nile, was the last acting pharaoh of ancient Egypt.  She was very powerful and knew exactly what she desired.  She had many conquests that included the most powerful of men, such as Caesar and Marc Antony who could not escape her sexual and aesthetic appeal.  But it wasn’t just them, her subjects were also awed with her immaculate beauty.    Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil holds true to the alluring Cleopatra.  This exotic and royal scent is so lovely that the attraction is effortless before you too are conquered.  And when it comes to this royal scent in homemade products, it is by far one of NG’s favorite feminine fragrances.

What does Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil smell like? Exotic and fragrant, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a glorious night blooming lily which exudes notes of a sensuous floral musk paired with cassis and ripe berries.

How do our customers use Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil? For all of you candle crafters out there; Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil is used in Soy, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This royal scent is very aromatic and has fabulous hot and cold scent throw.  But, it doesn’t stop there!  Queen of the Nile fragrance oil also works very well for room fresheners; whether it is oil burners, smelly jellies, or sachet beads. For bath and body end of things, this royal scent is a dominating one!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and does contain a .68% vanillin content.  However, our testing of this fragrance showed no discoloration in soap; therefore use your own discretion as to whether or not to add Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This amazing and feminine fragrance is used to scent: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body sprays, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, bath gels, whipped body butters, and salt bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is awesome.  Here are the official results:Very slight acceleration.  No separation.  A good scent, pretty and feminine.  No discoloration.

heavy whipping cream soap recipe If you are interested in a Natures Garden recipe using this royal scent, please click on this link to view the Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe.

 

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Gemini Scents

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

gemini scentsGemini Scents

Once again, it is that time to officially change the zodiac sign!  This year we wanted to do something a bit different.  So, for a little fun, we thought of researching exactly what fragrances appeal to people under a particular zodiac sign.  And, what we found in our search was what aromatic notes most likely correspond with certain astrological signs.  These fragrance oil suggestions contain aromatic notes that a person born under a specific Zodiac sign will like based on their common personality traits.

Beginning May 21st, Geminis energetically become the driving force in the spotlight. So, we at Natures Garden would like to be the first to announce, Happy Birthday Gemini!  And then cordially invite everyone to the fascinating world of Gemini scents.

Geminis are considered people born between the dates of May 21st and June 21st.

Sadly, we currently do not have anyone working at Natures Garden that is a Gemini.  However, we have friends and family that are Geminis.  They are a fun loving crowd that love to talk.  Being that they are highly intellectual, geminis are constantly questioning and are forever thirsting for knowledge.  And, dueled with their intellect, they are also vastly creative.  Since geminis balance a life of inquisitiveness and wisdom they are often the life of a social gathering and really know how to work a room.  But, on the flip side; geminis can also be great listeners who can tap into their library of information and experience and offer sound advice.

Gemini-  Clever, Imaginative, Adaptable, Spirited
Symbol- the Twins
Sign-  Air

This intellectual group is not only polite and energetic, but also adaptable to any situation. Dueling both a chatty side and a sympathetic ear, people with this sign need diversity. Gemini’s have a true admiration for fragrance oils that present a contrast but still manage to come together to make a beautiful aroma.

People that have the sign of Gemini really take to these fragrance notes:

Fruits: Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine

Herbs: Lavender, Spearmint, Peppermint

Nuts: Hazelnut, Walnut, Almond

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:

scents for gemini

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit Scent by Natures Garden

Lemon Lavender Type Scent by Natures Garden

Jack Frost Scent by Natures Garden

Maple Walnut Fudge Scent by Natures Garden

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