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Jul
24

Citronella

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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.

Jul
22

Leo Scents

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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.

Jul
19

Lemon Meringue Scent

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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.

Jul
18

Green Scent

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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.

Jul
13

Pineapple Scent

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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.

Jul
06

Luxurious Scent

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luxurious scent Luxurious Scent

Carpi Olivo Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

One whiff of this luxurious scent, and it will be as if you were at the Mediterranean Sea.  With just the right amount of extravagance, sultriness, and a touch of sexy; the aromatic combination of this luxurious scent is very unique.  With the many of the customer reviews saying that Capri Olivo is the “perfect spa scent”, this fragrance is highly recommended.  In fact, working fabulously well in everything from air fresheners, to bath bombs, to soaps, and candles; this luxurious scent is strong and long lasting.

What does Capri Olivo Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a Luxury Spa fragrance!  Wisk away to Capri Island; a breath-taking paradise overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.  Your mind will embrace this cultural encounter, while your soul attains pure harmony.  Capri Olivo is a culturally complex aroma of tart Japanese grapefruit, Fresh Osmanthus (Sweet Olive), and dew-covered watercress;  followed by middle notes of rose, jasmine, and cassis.  To create subtle ecstasy, Capri Olivo sits on a dry down of fresh amber and myrrh.  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Capri Olivo Fragrance Oil?

For anyone that is seeking that perfectly fresh and intoxicating scent, Capri Olivo should be your front runner.  This luxurious scent has been used to fragrance the following waxes: Soy, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, and Palm Pillar.  This fragrance is very strong and has no problems with scent throw (hot or cold).  One candle maker even commented that the scent of Capri Olivo filled their home in no time!  As for other home scenting mediums, this luxurious scent works very well in: electric oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, incense, and car freshening sprays.

On the bath and body end of things, this luxurious scent is perfection at its finest.  With a usage rate of 5%, this  amazing fragrance is used to scent: bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, whipped body butters, foaming body butters, solid lotion bars, sugar scrubs, spray lotions, roll on perfumes, bath gels, and shampoos.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is bliss.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration.  Excellent spa scent.

Jul
02

Candied Apple Scent

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candied apple scentCandied Apple Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A beloved treat for many, candy apples are always a crowd pleaser.  They not only have a truly unique visual appeal, but they also have another distinctive characteristic.  An unmistakable aroma delicately balanced between the sweetness of sugar and the crispness of juicy apple.  A delicious and delectable treat for over a hundred years, candy apples are always high in demand.  With Natures Gardens Candied Apple Scent, you are now able to scent your products with this well known and popular fragrance.  Working extremely well across the board, not only does this candied apple scent rank as a best seller for many of our customers, but they also recommend that you set aside some product and save it for yourself.

What does Candied Apple Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an irresistible blend of juicy apples, rounded out with notes of sweet plums and ripened strawberries; enhanced with a splash of lime, orange zests, with sharp green notes.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Candied Apple Fragrance Oil?

For the wonderful people who make candles or home scenting items; our customers use this candied apple scent in their soy waxes like 415 and 464, pillar of bliss wax, paraffin wax, parasoy blends, Joy wax, and J223 wax.  The scent throw with this fragrance is awesome in both hot and cold.  With a long lasting and strong aroma, candied apple scent also performs well in scenting incense, smelly jellies, hanging air fresheners, and reed diffusers.  In fact, some of our clients even use this oil in their electric oil burners, and absolutely love how their homes smell.

As for scenting bath and body products, this candied apple scent is a guaranteed hit!  The usage rate for this delicious scent is 5%.  It does contain a vanillin content of 1.2%, so vanilla white color stabilizer is recommended to help reduce discoloration in the finished product. This yummy fragrance is used to scent:  Body Butters, Lotions, Body Splashes, Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, shower gels, sugar scrubs, and bubble bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, you are going to love this scent.  Here are the official results:  Perfect pour.  No acceleration.  Scent sticks nicely.  Discolors to a tan color.

Jun
23

Cream Soda Scent

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cream soda scent Cream Soda Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Considered a keeper by many of our clientele, this much adored fragrance oil is the true cream soda scent.  If you have ever thought about adding a sweet, fizzy pop aroma to your homemade products, this is it!  According to our customers, this cream soda scent smells just like old fashioned cream soda.  Working perfectly in candles, home scenting mediums, and bath and body products, cream soda scent is as one of our customers states “yum-i-ilous”.

What does Cream Soda Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an old fashioned soda shop classic having all the bubbly notes frothing over the glass with the truly characteristic, caramelized sugar and vanilla cream aroma.

How do our customers use Cream Soda Fragrance Oil?

For any home scenters and candle crafters, Cream Soda Fragrance Oil is used in WOW wax, Joy wax, Pillar of Bliss wax, and Soy waxes like 464 and 415.  In fact, this cream soda scent works very well in soy wax and makes very aromatic tarts.  This bubbly and fun scent can also be used in reed diffusers and smelly jellies.  One of our customers even reports that this cream soda scent is “spectacular in electric burners.”

For any bath and body crafters, this cream soda scent is amazing in products and is a big seller.  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  It also contains a Vanillin Content of 7.7%, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  The wide variety of homemade products that customers use this fragrance to scent with are: spray lotions, whipped body butters, bath bombs, creams, melt and pour soaps, shampoos, and bath gels.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, it is time to get very excited!  Here are the official results:  Perfect pour. No ricing, no acceleration. Creamy effervescence pops out when added to soap! Final discoloration to milk chocolate color. Nice and strong after cure. Phenomenal in cp!

Jun
19

Cucumber & Melons Scent

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cucumber & melons scent Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A classic and favorite summertime aroma, Natures Gardens Cucumber & Melons Scent is a crowd pleaser.  Known for having the perfect harmony of cucumber and melon aroma; this fruity scent is bright, fresh, and clean.  This great girly scent is a classic, and many of Natures Gardens customers claim this cucumber & melons scent is a bestselling summertime aroma.  A delicious and juicy fragrance to scent your homemade products in; this well know aroma is exactly what people are looking for this time of year.

What does Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an aroma of sweet and sour cucumber and a deep green oily note with hints of violet, with a background of sweet, freshly sliced honeydew melon. A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil?

For candle creators or anyone that wants to make their house smell good; our customers use cucumber & melon scent in their soy waxes like 464, Joy wax, pillar of bliss, Palm wax, and WOW wax.  The scent throw of this cucumber & melon scent is amazing.  You can even smell the cucumber!  As for home scenting ideas; this juicy fragrance has been used to scent:  reed diffusers, oil burners, smelly jellies, and room refreshing sprays using odor eliminator.

On the bath and body end of products, cucumber & melons scent is always a top seller.  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 4%.  This refreshing fragrance is used to scent:  melt and pour soaps, body sprays, whipped body butters, lotions, bath salts, creams, and body scrubs.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this juicy and amazing scent allows plenty of time to play!  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, scent is awesome, fresh, clean, and crisp, a great addition to your cp line. No discoloration.