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Stinky Feet Powder Recipe

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

stinky feet powderStinky Feet Powder Recipe

Athletes and people who have strenuous jobs may develop “stinky feet” from time to time.  So, we at Natures Garden set out to create a foot powder especially for people who suffer from “stinky feet”.   Our Stinky Feet Foot Powder is naturally formulated to neutralize these strong odors; leaving your feet dry and refreshed.

Ingredients:

121 grams Kaolin White Clay Powder

202 grams Baking Soda

10 grams Lavender Flowers Powder

10 grams Calendula Flowers Powder

15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

10 drops Lime Distilled Essential Oil

8 oz powder bottles (2)

 

Directions:

1. Weigh out and mix 121 grams of Kaolin White Clay Powder, 202 grams of Baking Soda, 10 grams of Lavender Flowers Powder, and 10 grams Calendula Flowers Powder.

2. Incorporate in 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil and 10 drops Lime Distilled Essential Oil; making sure you mix the oils in with your hands to break up any unnecessary lumps.

3. Dispense the mixture into the two 8 oz powder bottle and press the lids on top until you hear them pop shut.

 

We hope that you enjoy our “stinky feet” foot powder recipe! This recipe will leave your feet smelling great, while making them dry and refreshed.

Childhood Scent

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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.                                                                                                                                                        

Chocolate Scent

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Chocolate ScentsChocolate Scent

Peppermint Patty Fragrance- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a scrumptious chocolate scent? Well, this delicious chocolate peppermint fragrance won’t disappoint. What do our customers think about this this chocolate fragrance? Many feel our peppermint patty scent is good enough to eat, and is a better than the real thing. Whether it’s candles, scrubs, soaps, or lotions, our customers find it hard to resist this one. In all its chocolaty goodness, many consider peppermint pattyscent a must have fragrance.

What does Peppermint Patty Scent Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bitter sweet chocolate.

How Do Our Customers Use Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this peppermint chocolate fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and tart waxes. This scent is amazingly strong and has excellent hot and cold scent throw. Our Peppermint Patty fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, room sprays, smelly jellies, or oil burners. For the bath and body end of products, this peppermint chocolate scent has a usage rate of 5%. There is a 1% vanillin content, so we do recommend using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This peppermint patty fragrance is used to make a variety of personal care items like: bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, perfume oils, body butters, and lotions. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this strong scent.  Here are our CP findings: Perfect Pour. No ricing, no acceleration. Discoloration to a butterscotch. Soaps great! To try our free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies recipe using our Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil click here.

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Friday, August 1st, 2014

coffee scrub recipe

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

A type of drink called Toffee Crunch Latte was my inspiration for coming up with a recipe called Toffee Crunch Latte Sugar Scrub. Melissa is an employee at Nature’s Garden whom has a deep craving for coffee every day during her shift; and it dawned on me to ask her what her favorite type was. I am always making her coffee every day and it surprised me that this was her favorite type of coffee, since usually she prefers hers black. The recipe overall is a fun idea to try and construct as it brings together the wonderful scents of coffee and caramel into different color layers of sugar scrub with a nice touch of whipped cream and brown sugar on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients Needed:

454 grams Whipped Soap Base

152 grams Powdered Sugar

298 grams Brown Sugar

46 grams Café Caramel Fragrance Oil

46 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Brown Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

 

Directions:

  1. Start off weighing out 454 grams of soap base, 46 grams of Café Caramel Fragrance Oil, and 46 grams of vanilla white stabilizer; then you want to mix them together in a deep mixing bowl until you get a ball of dough.
  1. The ball of dough is then divided evenly into three separate bowls.
  1. In the first bowl, add 152 grams of powdered sugar; carefully folding the sugar in to incorporate it in evenly throughout the dough.
  1. In the second bowl, add 149 grams of brown sugar into the ball of dough and mix it into a light caramel color.
  1. In the third bowl, add 149 grams of brown sugar with enough brown oxide to make a dark coffee color.
  2.  When you get your colors, put the layers into the four ounce clear containers. Be very careful with the process as some of the colors will have the tendency to stick to the side of the container and dominate over the other layers. Your layers should be flattened out very smoothly to keep the colors from mixing.
  1.  Following the process of getting the brown accented layers on, the next step is to put the whipped cream on top. You  put the white portion of the mixed batter into a zip lock bag with a cake decorating tip and carefully try to whip up your own unique swirl on top of your creation to make it look like whipped cream sitting on top of a cup of latte.
  1.  Kick up your creation to the next level  by putting a sprinkle of brown sugar on top.

The whole experience was something new to me as I attempted to go head first into this project, since I have never had any experience before making a sugar scrub. I enjoyed the final look of the project when I was finished; and it had me craving coffee afterwards as the aroma just reminds you of walking into a local coffee shop early in the morning. If you are a coffee lover, then this recipe is sure to please.  Have fun with this recipe!

Christian (Recipe Development)
Natures Garden

Clean Crisp Fragrance

Monday, July 28th, 2014

clean fragranceClean Crisp Fragrance

Clean Crisp Air- Fragrance Oil Spotlight This strong clean smelling scent is the perfect for any application.  According to our customers this clean, crisp, and strong scent is a best seller.   In fact, many of our customers are selling out left and right when using this fragrance.  Ideal for any crafter because of its strong clean scent throw, this excellent fragrance is a great addition to any candle line or bath and body product line

What does Clean Crisp Air Smell Like? This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is perfect if you are looking for a fragrance that reminds you of fresh clean air filled with hints of greenery and soft florals.  This complex fragrance begins with top notes of fresh clover and ivy. Middle notes of baby’s breath, periwinkle, and lily of the valley. Base notes of ozony fresh notes. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Clean Crisp Air Fragrance Oil? For candle makers and home scenters; Clean Crisp air has a strong fresh scent with awesome throw.  Our customers use this fragrance oil in their 415 soy wax, 464 soy waxes, gel wax, and Joy wax.  This fragrance oil even works very well for wax melts.  This fragrance oil has been used to make odor eliminator, linen sprays, incense, and sachet beads.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This fabulous fragrance is used to create:  melt and pour soaps, bath salts, body creams, laundry soaps, and handmade lotions.

And, for those of you that make cold process soap, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Some acceleration, no separation. No discoloration.  Very creamy, nice clean scent!

Try our free Chunky Votive Candle Recipe using Clean Crisp Air Fragrance in our Free Recipe Box.

Lavender Fragrance

Monday, July 28th, 2014

lavender scentFrench Lavender Scent

French Lavender Scent
This wonderful lavender fragrance oil is both a strong and calming scent that is in high demand. With Natures Gardens French Lavender Scent, you will find a beautiful combination of lavender with a hint of powdery vanilla.  It works very well in any application and is often the most preferred lavender scent.  In fact, even our customers who don’t gravitate to floral scents are blown away by our French lavender fragrance.

What does French Lavender Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the unique aroma of French lavender flowers. A Best Seller!
How Do Our Customers Use French Lavender Fragrance Oil?

For the fabulous people who make candles or home scenting items; our clients use this French lavender scent in their soy waxes like 415 and 464, pillar of bliss wax, paraffin wax, parasoy and Joy Wax.  The scent throw with this fragrance is amazing in both hot and cold.  With a long lasting and strong aroma, French lavender scent also performs well in scenting incense, smelly jellies, and air fresheners.  Some of our customers even use this oil in their electric oil burners, and absolutely love how their homes smell.

As for scenting bath and body products, this French lavender scent is a spectacular!  The usage rate for this relaxing scent is 5%.  It does contain a vanillin content of 1.4%, so vanilla white color stabilizer is recommended to help reduce discoloration in the finished product. This relaxing fragrance is used to scent:  Body Butters, Lotions, Body Splashes, Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, shower gels, sugar scrubs, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, you are going to adore this scent.  Here are the official results:  No ricing, no acceleration.  Discolors to a chocolate brown.  Scent is a nice combination of vanilla and lavender.

If you are looking for an awesome project using Natures Garden’s Bite Me Fragrance Oil, check out Natures Garden’s free recipe for theFoaming Bath Salts Recipe.

Ohio Soapers Gathering

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

cindy ohio soapers gatheringHello everyone!

Well I made it through my first ever Ohio Soapers Gathering! I have to say, it was great to meet the people who love soaping as much as we do. They are a fantastic group of individuals. I was however a bit nervous being my first gathering, but, upon my arrival the coordinator of the gathering, Jackie Harris greeted me with such warmth how could I not feel welcomed? She was just so thrilled we were able to attend, what a lovely lady she is. I set up my tables and waited for the event to begin. Every one of my booth visitors were just as excited as ever that we had attended the gathering for the day with some of our products. So much so that even those who preordered, bought more stuff while I was there. There was no stopping them!

Our Facebook followers told me how excited they were about the opening of our store and that the pictures were amazing! I told them the pictures don’t do it justice and that they will just have to come down in person. They fully and enthusiastically agreed, saying a road trip is definitely in the near future. Several of my customers that had already been there, raved to the others standing nearby.

Throughout the event there were informative demonstrators. Bobbie Eastman with hair shine, Kim Craig with handmade cream, Kristy Schemrich with laundry soap, and a few others. I am glad they held these demos in the same room, otherwise I would have missed out. Even though I could never get away from the table due to my fabulous customers, I could still hear and gather information from the demos. I even got a few samples!

They had a “garage sale” table which I thought was cute (I should have brought my stuff of odds and ends to sell). These were things the donators couldn’t use anymore but knew someone else could. Then there was a table called the “swap table.” You donate stuff you made, up to 5 things and you received as many in return. How fun is that? I can only imagine what kind of things were made by these amazing crafters. Everyone was so creative, I was in awe!

The door prizes were great too, there was everything from Tickets to Kalahari Water Park, gift certificates, several soaping products, and of course Natures Garden shopping bags and Tshirts! All of the winners were so happy to come away from the gathering with new knowledge, new products, winnings, and a full belly. All in all I believe it was a great success for everyone all around.

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I can’t wait for the next one because I will get to meet a whole new realm of awesome people. Their creativity inspires me and it’s good to know there are people out there using their knowledge for things that are good and can offer information that will help others. Whether it is to teach them, save them money, or inspire THEIR creative juices, soaping is a great artistic field to venture into. The avenues are endless…seriously!

So my friends, if you have never been to a gathering, go! If you know someone who makes soap, learn! If you don’t personally know somebody, come out to our website at naturesgardencandles.com and look at our blogs, show and tells, all of our free recipes, or, check out our starter kits. It may seem intimidating but know we are always here to help…always!

Although I had a blast in Sandusky at the Ohio Soapers Gathering, I was past exhausted! It was a good exhaustion and I came away from it with more then I went there with…I am glad I was a part of it.

Well kids until the adventure, have a fabulous day!

Cindy

Lemon Scent

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

lemon scentLemon Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lemon Fragrance Oil is truly a clean crisp scent.  This lemon scent is not overpowering, and leaves your home with that fresh, just cleaned aroma.  In fact, this lemon scent is so realistic; your home will smell like you spent all day cleaning it.  This lemon scent may just warrant a nice dinner out for all of your “hard work.”  With the spot on, realistic scent of freshly squeezed lemons your senses will feel revived and refreshed.  Plus, this lemon scent is a fabulous mood lifter, making it a great seller too!

What does Lemon Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of a freshly squeezed juicy lemon.

How do our customers use Lemon Fragrance Oil?

For anyone that is a candle crafter or home scenter; Lemon Fragrance Oil is used in all kinds of waxes including:  soy, paraffin, WOW, soy blends, palm, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss.  Lemon scent has a true lemon aroma that works incredibly well in hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil is a perfect home scenting aroma; working well in home deodorizing products like room refreshing sprays, and linen sprays.  But, this fragrance can also be used in oil burners, aroma beads, and smelly jellies too.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a must!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% for bath oils, soaps, and bath gels.  And, for lotions and perfumes, this lemon scent has a usage rate of 3%.  Also, it should be noted that Lemon Fragrance Oil contains .8% vanillin so vanilla white color stabilizer is something you may want to consider to help offset discoloration in the finished product.  This amazingly fresh fragrance is used to make homemade lotion bars, bath fizzes, sugar scrubs, whipped body butters, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, and even salt bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance had a very good scent retention.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, scent is true.  Slight discoloration.

Great Coffee Scent

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

great coffee scentMountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or not, you will love this scent.  Mountain Hazelnut Café Fragrance Oil is a great coffee scent that smells incredibly realistic.  This fragrance smells identical to a luscious and rich serving of fresh gourmet hazelnut latte.  As a matter of fact, with this aroma filling your home, your friends and family will think you are brewing them a special treat.  With this savory scent in your products, it will be hard to keep them in stock.    Your customers will definitely be coming back for seconds!

What does Mountain Hazelnut Café Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is rich roasted hazelnut with buttery accents to compliment this roasted coffee blend. Sweet undertones of brown sugar create a caramelized effect for the beverage sensation. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters; our customers use this great coffee scent in their soy, pillar, paraffin, parasoy blends, and Joy wax candles.  All with reports that the scent is amazingly strong in the hot throw.  In fact, many of our customers comment of how quickly the scent of their candle fills the room.  For those of you that are home scenters, this scent performs well in oil burners, aroma beads, air fresheners, and reed diffusers.  For home scenting, this fragrance is just strong and long lasting.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance oil is dead on a great coffee scent!  The usage rate for this scent is 5%, and is used to make:  Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, body butters, homemade lotions, wake me up shower gels, sugar scrubs, and body frostings.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers; this fragrance performs well.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  Scent is light in soaps.  Discolors to a milk chocolate.

Wedding Favor Scent

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

wedding scentA Great Wedding Favor Scent

Wedding Day Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Imagine, if you will a gorgeous scent that is as memorable as your wedding day.  Well, that is exactly what wedding day fragrance oil is.  A merry wedding aroma that is filled with a lovely floral accord; reminiscent of the beautiful bouquet you held with pride.  If you happen to know a blushing bride to be, this fragrance is perfect to scent wedding favors in, or to scent a beautiful keepsake for her so she will always remember her special day.  In fact, Wedding Day Fragrance Oil is so popular; it is considered a keeper by many of our clientele. 

What does Wedding Day Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a Yankee duplication. A romantic complex fragrance oil with top notes of pears, and apricots; middle notes of rose, orchids, birds of paradise; with bottom notes of fresh English ivy, sandalwood, and musk.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Wedding Day Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters this scent is a huge hit.  Our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy tarts, tea lights, Palm Container wax, WOW wax, gel wax, Joy wax, and soy waxes.  A soft, feminine scent that has great hot and cold throw, Wedding Day makes your whole house smell good.  As for other home scenting ideas; this happy wedding scent works great in oil diffusers, electric burners, and sachet beads. 

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, shampoo, shower gel, body sprays, lotions, and body butters, all with a nice long lasting scent.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil performs.  Here are the official results:  Slight acceleration, no ricing.  No separation.  Scent is strong and sticks.  What an amazing fragrance!  No discoloration.