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Jan
30

15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils


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15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils

Traditionally, spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 21, but to me the unofficial start to spring is St. Patrick’s day. I think the reason for that is St. Patrick’s Day color is green and the official “flower” is the shamrock and to me that says spring is arriving! What started out as a religious feast day in the 17th century has turned into a worldwide celebration of parades, wearing o’ the green, music, dancing and of course eating corned beef and cabbage! (My personal favorite!) So let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some fresh new fragrances to add to your line of soaps. Here are Nature’s Garden’s 15 Best  St. Patrick’s Day fragrance oils. Enjoy exploring some fun ways to help inspire you to create.

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils 4-Leaf Clover15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils 4-Leaf Clover

Ahhhh! That’s how I feel when I smell this fragrance oil. 4-Leaf Clover fragrance oil is a blend of floral, green and mossy! This is a beautiful light spring scent that will keep people coming back for more. A Nature’s Garden best seller!

4-Leaf Clover did give some issue in CP soap, but don’t let that intimidate you! The scent retention stays strong and true and makes it all worth it. There is moderate ricing, slight acceleration, but no separation! Definitely workable with a stick blender. There was also no discoloring. 4-Leaf Clover is amazing in bath and body products such as lotion or even perfume. It also worked well in candles and melts!

This yummy fragrance deserves it’s own recipe so Nature’s Garden created 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap! This recipe is so easy using Melt and Pour soap and some pretty spring green Fun Soap colorants! What a fun addition this would make if you are looking for some St. Patrick’s Day inspiration for your product line!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils Beer15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Beer

Yes, Beer Fragrance Oil folks! Not only is it a popular fragrance for men, it’s a cool fragrance to use for St. Patrick’s Day! A definite knock-off of the real thing! Rich malty hops with a delicate touch of fruit! A good fragrance for your men’s line of bath and body products. Or even to add to any line with unique fragrances.

Testing in CP soap, Beer fragrance oil had some acceleration, therefor soaping at room temperature is a suggestion. There was no ricing or no separation. It does discolor to a light beige which is a perfect color for beer, right? Beer fragrance oil kept its scent strong throughout its cure. It also did well in candles, air fresheners and in bath and body products.

Nothing could be cooler than this fun Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe! Using an actual solo cup, diamond clear melt and pour soap, and an ivory bath pouf for the “foam”, you will have truly unique soap display! You can choose to show off your talents in the red solo cup or out so it can truly be appreciated!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils Bergamot & Tarragon15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Bergamot & Tarragon

This fragrance oil has such a fresh clean smell! A spa-like fragrance of citrus, tarragon and bamboo! Very crisp!  It is a Nature’s Garden best seller and an original!

 

Bergamot & Tarragon fragrance oil worked beautifully in CP soap. No ricing, separation or acceleration! There was zero discoloring and the scent retention was awesome! This fragrance also worked wonderfully in bath and body products and in candles and air fresheners as well.

So many people love to make their own hair care products and it really is an easy process. Nature’s Garden created a wonderfully simple Bergamot & Tarragon Hair Conditioner. Few ingredients are needed for this recipe such as Sweet Almond Oil, which is very good for hair as it is light and not greasy at all, and Vitamin E and vegetable glycerin which is a wonderful emollient.

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana

Coconut Lime Verbana fragrance oil is a best seller here at Nature’s Garden. Citrus-y fresh with a light floral background and a touch of musk. Very light and clean.

 

Coconut Lime Verbana did very well when tested in CP soap. There was no ricing, acceleration or separation. No discoloring and the scent retention stayed strong and true throughout the cure. This fragrance also did well in bath and body products, perfume and in candles.

“You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up.”  Or, “You put the soap in the coconut and use it all up” in this case! This Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl recipe is such a fun display! It’s so easy by using melt and pour soap to create your “coconut” and the little “coconut” square soaps all scented with Coconut Lime Verbana! How cute would this look sitting out for your customers to admire?

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash

This refreshing fragrance oil is a complex arrangement of melons, floral, teakwood and sandalwood. Very original and clean! Cucumber Splash be wonderful in a spa line of soaps and lotions!

 

When Cucumber Splash was tested in CP soap it did wonderfully! An easy fragrance to work with as there was no ricing, acceleration or separation. There was also no discoloring and the scent stayed strong! Works beautifully in bath and body products as well as candles and air fresheners.

Here is a lovely Cucumber Cream Recipe that is wonderful for the skin. So simple to create and you will have a luscious creamy-thick lotion that smells light and fresh and will leave your skin soft and hydrated. A wonderful pick-me-up for tired, dry skin.

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils English Ivy15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils English Ivy

English Ivy fragrance oil is a botanical accord of forest fern, green leaves and cut stems is blended with a soft floral bouquet at the heart of the scent. Earthy base notes of musk add softness to the fragrance. Very light and clean!

English Ivy tested fairly well in CP soap. There was no ricing or separation. There was some acceleration at trace, so we suggest soaping at room temperature. No discoloring and the fragrance stayed strong throughout the cure!

Do you need an easy CP soap for St. Patrick’s Day? Our St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap Recipe is the perfect inspiration. Swirled with bright green Fun Soap and scented with English Ivy, it’s a perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day line!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils NG Aloe & White Lilac15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils NG Aloe & White Lilac

Nothing says spring or (St. Patrick’s Day) like this fragrance oil! NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil is fresh, complex scent of petitgrain, bergamot, lilac and a touch of vanilla! A lovely green scent for a fresh line of soaps or lotions!

This lovely fragrance oil tested wonderfully in CP soap. There was slight acceleration, so soaping at room temperature is suggested. However, there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. Its scent retention was wonderful and worked beautifully in candles, and bath and body products! A definite “soapy” winner!

This fun St. Patrick’s Day Candle recipe is super easy to make. If you are familiar with our 464 Soy Wax than you know this candle will already have a wonderful scent throw, both hot and cold! We’ve used beeswax to create the cute shamrock decoration and of course NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil to complete it! Simple and sweet!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils Dandelion Pear15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Dandelion Pear

Dandelion Pear fragrance oil sounds like a strange combination but the two actually compliment each other! Dandelion has a slightly bitter scent, but the pear and a touch aloe come in to mellow it out! A fresh, clean scent!

 

Dandelion Pear tested positive on all counts of the soaping scale! No ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. Easy to work with and the scent was nice and strong after it’s cure. It also worked beautifully in candles, and all bath and body products. This also did well in air fresheners as well.

Nature’s Garden created an amazing Herbal Soap Recipe using this fragrance oil. It’s packed with skin beneficial ingredients such as mango and shea butters along with Sunflower Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, just to name a couple. You will have sweet, soft skin that feels healthy and hydrated. With a sprinkling of Chamomile Flowers on top and some smiley face embeds, you have a very pretty soap to show off!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrances Eucalyptus & Spearmint15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrances Eucalyptus & Spearmint

This fragrance oil is a major best seller at Nature’s Garden! Eucalyptus & Spearmint is an invigorating herbal blend of eucalyptus and spearmint with fresh citrus lemon, lavender flowers, and a hint of sage. This is our version of BBW’s Eucalyptus and Spearmint!

When we tested Eucalyptus & Spearmint in CP soap there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. There was some acceleration, so try soaping at room temperature to help prevent this. Worked wonderfully in bath and body products and in candles. Makes a lovely lotion or even a room freshener. The scent stays strong and fresh.

Here’s an easy recipe for a wonderful Refreshing Foot Soak! This would make a nice gift to give or to add to your Eucalyptus & Spearmint line of body care! Epsom salts are awesome for relieving stress and sore muscles. With the relaxing fresh scent of mint and eucalyptus, not only will your senses relax, but so will those tired feet!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrances Fresh Cut Grass15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrances Fresh Cut Grass

Fresh Cut Grass fragrance oil may seem like a summer fragrance, but I instantly smell green when I give this fragrance a sniff and think of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a true to-it’s-name scent that is a fun to work and create with!

Fresh Cut Grass was a dream to work with. No ricing, acceleration, or separation. Absolutely no discoloring and the scent retention stayed strong throughout the cure time. It also worked very well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners!

I believe one of the loveliest scents on earth is the smell of fresh cut grass. A sweet, green fragrance that of course, reminds me of a hot summer day! My most favorite thing in the world! Nature’s Garden created this fun candle that incorporates TWO fragrances! In The Garden Candle recipe has Garden Dirt fragrance oil for the base and Fresh Cut Grass for the top. You will have the scent of a freshly turned garden filling up your room. A nice burn for a cold, wintry day when you are ready for some fresh, new smells!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrances Green Clover and Aloe15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrances Green Clover and Aloe

Green Clover and Aloe fragrance oil is Nature’s Garden’s take on BBW’s Green Clover & Aloe. A wonderfully fresh floral fragrance with a light citrus and woodsy undertone! Perfect for soaps and bath and body products!

This fragrance oils worked perfectly in CP soap! No ricing, acceleration or separation! There was no discoloring and the scent was strong and beautiful throughout its cure! Worked very well in all bath and body products, candles and in air fresheners!

St. Patrick’s Day at Nature’s Garden wouldn’t be complete without this clever and easy Pot o Gold Candle Recipe. Using beeswax to create the rainbow and pot o’ gold and our awesome Joy Wax, which has a wonderful hot and cold scent throw, you can easily create a fun candle to display or sell!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrances Green Irish15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrances Green Irish

This fragrance oil is a best seller, not just for St. Patrick’s Day, but all year long! Green Irish fragrance oil has a fresh, crisp soapy scent of lemon, iris and light sandalwood, it’s a very nice addition to your men’s line or just for the man in your life!

Green Irish worked very positive in our CP testing. There was no ricing, acceleration or separation. No discoloring and the scent retention stayed strong and true! This fragrance also did wonderfully in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

Now here’s a true St. Patrick’s Day Candle! Green beer is a definite must and why shouldn’t your candles reflect that as well? Green Beer Candle recipe is so easy! Using gel wax for the “beer” and soy wax for the “foam” this would be a definite fun addition to show off your talents!

 

15 Best St. Patrick's Day Fragrance Oils Green Tea15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Green Tea

Green Tea fragrance oil is a beautiful fragrance for soap! It has a light, natural aroma of warm steeping green tea leaves.

 

 

This fragrance oil was wonderful to work with! No acceleration, ricing or separation in our CP soap testing and also there was no discoloring and the scent retention stayed strong after its cure. Green Tea also did very well in candles and in bath and body products.

Here’s a lovely recipe called Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil. Nothing could get any easier than mixing up some skin nourishing oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E and Apricot Kernel Oil. You can relax with the warm aroma of Green Tea and your skin will be well hydrated and silky smooth.

 

15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Rainbow

Rainbows are definately part of St. Patrick’s Day lore! So Rainbow fragrance oil is a definite must in the 15 Best St. Patrick’s Day list! This fragrance smells like a bowl filled with a rainbow-colored fruit salad! Raspberries, kiwi, pears, grapes and peaches permeate the air with this yummy scent!

Our Rainbow fragrance oil worked very well in our CP soap testing. Although there was some slight ricing, it stick blends out quickly. There was no acceleration, separation or discoloring! The scent retention remained strong with no fading. This fragrance oil also tested well in candles and bath and body products.

rainbow candle recipeRainbow fragrance oil deserves it’s own recipe, right? What could be better than a Rainbow Candle recipe! This recipe is amazingly quick and easy to create. Using Pillar of Bliss and our bright liquid candle dyes, you can make a bunch of these to give out as gifts or even to stock up to sell in no time!

 

Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil15 Best St. Patrick’s Day Fragrance Oils Watercress & Aloe

Here is another spa-inspired fragrance oil that smells fresh and invigorating! A unique blend beginning with subtle top notes of lemon rind and fresh palm leaves, followed by fresh watercress and aloe notes, and finishing with jasmine & eucalyptus. Watercress & Aloe fragrance oil will surely put a spring in your step!

Watercress & Aloe worked beautifully in CP soap testing! No ricing, separation or acceleration! Scent retention was strong and there was no discoloring. This fragrance oil also did well in candles and in bath and body products.

Nature’s Garden created Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe and it truly is a simple process! Using Diamond Clear and Oatmeal melt and pour soap and rhassoul clay powder that contains skin-loving minerals like silicon, iron, sodium, magnesium, potassium that help cleanse, refresh, and tone the skin. Plus it has the light, refreshing scent of Watercress & Aloe that gives this soap it’s spa appeal!

There you have it! Nature’s Garden 15 Best St. Patrick’s Day fragrance oils that are sure to inspire you to freshen up for the month of March! You may even find that some of these fragrances may be best sellers for you all year long! Enjoy!

Jan
29

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil


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9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil

In today’s world of health, we always hear about the some of the more popular oils and their benefits for your skin and hair. By “Popular Oils” I am talking about Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil just to name a few. However, there is an oil out there that is not heard about too often, has been cultivated since the 1970s, and yet it has some of the same benefits as those popular oils. I’m talking about Meadowfoam Seed Oil. From the seed of a pretty, little white flower comes the advantages of vitamin E and C, antioxidants and even some UV light protection. This oil is amazing at being excellent for skin care products and hair products. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is also good for sensitive skin as it doesn’t clog the pores and is known for being an anti-inflammatory, which in turn makes it good for those who suffer from acne. It absorbs easily and quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and not greasy. So below are 9 ways to use meadowfoam seed oil. We hope these recipes will be a welcome addition to all your bath and body needs.

 

Hair conditioner for Dark Hair9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair

As we get older, natural hair color will start to fade. It may get lighter, it may lose its shine and natural luster to it. We, at Nature’s Garden, have a solution to that. Our Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair is perfect for those that like a homemade product that actually does what it’s supposed to do. With an herbal infusion of Black Walnut Hulls powder, it will help enhance your natural dark colored hair. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil will give your hair a boost of vitamin E and C along with its natural added protection from UV light rays. The Black Cherry Fragrance Oil will give your hair soft, shiny hair an added sweetness that you can smell.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

With the popularity of bath bombs these days, it is always good to have a great recipe on hand. This Bubbling Bath Bomb recipe surely fits that bill. This recipe is quick and simple to make and with it’s vibrant orange and yellow colors it will be a fun addition to your bathroom!  The Papaya Leaf powder that is added into the recipe is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin C, which we all know is very important for healthy skin, therefore it is an awesome addition to help treat acne and nourish the skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added will just boost those vitamins with its own powerhouse of nutrients and will lock that moisture into your skin leaving it soft, hydrated and nourished. The Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil used will have your bathroom smelling like the tropics and who wouldn’t want to take a trip to the tropics? Especially if you don’t even have to leave your house!

 

Energize Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Want a good cold process soap recipe?  Well, this one will help wake up your senses in the morning!  Plus, it will help give your skin the protection and nutrition it needs. We all want or need an extra push in the early morning and this Energize Cold Process soap recipe is a good way to go about doing it. It uses our Grapefruit Lemongrass Fragrance Oil that has an invigorating, bright crisp smell that surely will help open your eyes for the day ahead! With the beneficial ingredients coconut oil, shea butter and meadowfoam seed oil added to it, your skin will be protected with vitamins and minerals from the cruel harshness of the environment around us. Or the cruel harshness of just waking up in the morning!

 

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

You wouldn’t think that something with sugar in it would be good for you, right? Sugar scrubs are exactly the opposite since you are not actually eating the sugar. Although when you get whiff of this Pumpkin Sugar Scrub you might feel the need to take a spoonful. Sugar makes a wonderful exfoliate to scrub away those dead skin cells and it is always easy to find.  This sugar scrub has the smell of pumpkin, vanilla and almond from the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. In addition, it has actual Pumpkin Pie Spice blend added to it to help pump it into pumpkin overload! This sugar scrub is just bursting with skin beneficial butters and oils. Plus, our friend the Meadowfoam Seed Oil will help scrub out all the bad stuff your skin gets exposed too. Your skin will glow with health from the help of some sugar which in the end isn’t so bad for you after all.

 

Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Peace, love and all things natural!  While cannabis is not legal in too many states yet, you can surely get your groove on with this trippy, Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. Using the Cannabis Fragrance Oil (that isn’t the real deal but it sure smells like it) we are certain that your skin will get a high without any side affects from the real thing! Using some very natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, your skin will get vitamins, antioxidants and hydration for a healthy look. Just add in some super-hip and super- cool neon Fun Soap Colorants and you will have yourself something to mellow yourself out with…legally! Can I add that using this soap WILL NOT give you the munchies?

 

Wine Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Wine Cold Process Soap

Is wine really good for you? There have been studies done that say red wine is good for heart health. These studies show that it is a good source of antioxidants. Many people would agree that a glass of wine is a great way to end the day. No matter what the studies show, you can use wine in cooking and even soap making. It always adds a certain something to whatever you are creating. For our Wine Cold Process Soapthe wine you choose adds benefits to the bar of soap. We used our Merlot Fragrance Oil to create the wine scent. Also, meadowfoam seed oil will help with Vitamin E, some extra antioxidants and the moisture factor that will help keep your skin soft and hydrated. This soap would make an awesome addition to the Wine Lotion and the Wine Sugar Scrub recipes we have on our website. How cool of a gift basket would that make for your friends who are wine-connoisseurs?

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

This lotion is such an amazing, power-packed luxurious lotion. Looking at it would seem that it’s something you would buy at a high-end department store. In all honesty, it is super-simple to make and it’s packed with vitamins and a ton of skin benefits!  With a sweet, lightly floral and fruity scent used from the Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, this Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion incorporates Hibiscus Flower powder and Rosehips Powder. Not only do they add the nice pink color naturally to the lotion, but both are high in antioxidants and both are amazing for dry, aging skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added in, will be an added plus for mature skin or even just dry skin.

Honey Vanilla Lip BalmWays to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

Here’s a sweet, little lip balm recipe that uses the goodness from Mother Nature. Our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm uses beeswax, Cocoa Butter, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil, which by the way, adds an amazing “extra barrier” from that tough winter air! Dry, chapped lips will be protected, soft and hydrated from the cold. Just add in a little Vanilla Bean flavoring oil for some added sweetness. You will have yourself a buzz-worthy lip balm provided by nature!

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Looking for a new addition to your men’s line of bath and body products? Or are you looking for a homemade gift for the guys in your life? Well, look no further! Try this eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men! It has some wonderful exfoliation from the activated charcoal. In addition, we have added to it and with the nourishing oils like coconut oil and macadamia nut oil. Of course, we added meadowfoam seed oil, it will leave their skin hydrated, fresh and clean!  We’ve also chosen our Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil to add to this scrub recipe.  This fresh scent has a crisp, clean scent of lemon, bergamot and cedar. This scrub is a definite must-have for your recipe collection!

Do you have a recipe that you created from our website?  Go ahead and give your horn a toot on our Show and Tell section of our website! We love to see what our customers are making. Plus, when you put love and attention into something you have created, you deserve to show it off!

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Jan
26

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil


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10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil

Most of those that are on a special diet low in fat and cholesterol could probably tell you that safflower oil is awesome for cooking with. It’s light, odorless, colorless and it lets the taste of your food shine through. However, safflower oil is also amazing in cosmetics, hair care products and in soap! Since it is so light, it absorbs easily with no greasiness and it locks in that moisture to keep your skin hydrated and healthy looking. Safflower oil is high in linoleic acid and in oleic acid, both excellent for fighting acne and helping regenerate new skin cells to help keep you looking young and fresh. It’s also amazing in hair care products or even as an oil treatment for your hair. Safflower oil helps keep your hair soft, shiny, moisturized and also improves hair growth. Below Nature’s Garden has developed 10 ways to use safflower oil in your personal routine!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath Bombs are the best! They can add skin beneficial ingredients to a nice soak, and they are just a fun way to make bath time a little less boring! With some creative colors and fragrances, you can create bath bombs for any season or holiday! These Christmas bath bombs are a perfect addition to your Christmas line or even just to create for your own personal use. Easy to make with just a few ingredients such as citric acid, baking soda and Safflower Oil, some Christmas-y Fun Soap Colors and you have yourself a cute Christmas bath bomb to cheer up bath time! Our Holly Berry fragrance oil was the inspiration for this recipe. Enjoy the Christmas smells of cinnamon, clove, bayberry and a touch of lemon in these Holly Berry Bath Bombs!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

Here is a fun bubble bar for the teenage girls in your life! This Galaxy Bubble Bar stands out with its Fun Soap neon colors of Pink and Blue and Purple! We’ve used baking soda, cream of Tartar and SCI, or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, which gives good foam and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Safflower Oil lends its benefits of helping to moisturize the skin and lock in that hydration. We’ve used our Grape Happy Camper Candy fragrance oil that smells like juicy, sour grape candy that will remind you of your childhood!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Hair Conditioner for Redheads Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Hair Conditioner for Redheads Recipe

Most of us like to enhance our hair color. In fact, you can buy shampoo and conditioner to do just that. However, have you thought of creating your own conditioner that uses natural ingredients to help with that enhancement? Ingredients you can pronounce and know where they are actually coming from. Nature’s Garden has created a Hair Conditioner for Redheads that will enhance the tones and highlights of your red hair. Using Hibiscus Flowers and Rosehips, you will notice a difference in your hair color after just a few uses. We have also chosen Safflower Oil for its quick absorption that will help leave your hair feeling soft and shiny! We’ve chosen our popular NG Viva la Juicee fragrance oil that smells of a summery mix of berries, jasmine and gardenia. This is a definite must try for those that like a more natural approach to hair care.

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs are such an affordable way to treat your rough, dry skin. The ingredients are easy to obtain for this Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub (we all have sugar in the house) and are also natural, which is what you want to treat your skin with! Not chemicals! Cocoa butter, Mango butter and Safflower Oil will leave your skin deeply moisturized and supple and sugar is an awesome natural exfoliant to get rid of those dead skin cells leaving you feeling refreshed and new. We’ve used Beet Root Powder which is a natural colorant, but also is known for its high level of nutrients of Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc, just to name a few! We’ve chosen our Fresh Raspberry fragrance oil which smells of true fresh juicy raspberries!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can never have too many soap recipes in your arsenal! So many people love to buy handmade soaps for the unique-ness of the scents! The one unique quality of this soap is that it incorporates milk into the soap batter!  Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap would be a definite winner for just that reason alone! It’s such a pretty soap to look at with its swirls of blue and white. With Shea, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil and Safflower Oil, you will have some wonderful skin enhancing ingredients to leave you feeling soft, hydrated and clean. Of course, we used our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil that smells of cream, blueberries and graham cracker crust. Yummy and sweet all at the same time!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

A regal scented fragrance oil, fit for a queen, deserves its own soap! Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process soap is just that. Using our Queen of the Nile fragrance oil, it is an exotic blend of lily which exudes notes of a sensuous floral musk paired with cassis and ripe berries. We blended it with rich Shea butter, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil and some whipping cream that enhances the luxuriousness of this soap. Your skin will feel soft and smooth after just one use. A very unique soap for a very unique fragrance!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here’s a groovy fun soap to create for those that like to run with the mellow crowd! Nature’s Garden Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap is made with Shea Butter and a handful of moisture rich oils such as, Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil, your skin will feel completely hydrated and soft. Get creative with some neon Fun Soaps to give your soaps a “Tie-Dye” effect. Of course, we chose our Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil which totally puts this soap over the top! With it’s shimmering green fern and cannabis notes that reveal a rich floral accord of violet and gardenia in this fantasy scent, you may give off a “suspicious” scent to those around you! You can happily say you came by it legally!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Refreshing Cold Process Soap10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Refreshing Cold Process Soap

This Refreshing Cold Process Soap would be a wonderful addition to your spring line of soaps and bath and body products.  This simple soap recipe uses our China Rain fragrance Oil that smells of rose, wisteria, with mellow bottom notes of sandalwood and vanilla. A very clean, crisp scent with no heavy perfume to it. Using mango butter, Avocado, Coconut and Safflower oils, you get a rich, soapy lather that will hydrate your skin and leave you feeling, well, refreshed!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here’s a unique addition to your shampoo and conditioner line of soaps. Our Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap is enriched with Coconut, Safflower, and Olive Oils. Wonderful oils that will leave your hair feeling moisturized and silky soft, not greasy and weighed down. Shampoo bars are incredibly convenient to take with you on vacations, camping trips or even on airplanes! No mess, no fuss, just simplicity. We’ve chosen to use our Bamboo and White Grapefruit fragrance oil, a crisp citrus fragrance with a touch of musk!

 

10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Safflower Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe

Looking to try a different method of soap making? Give Hot Process Soap a try! This is an awesome base recipe that lets you experiment without fail! Using mango, and shea butters along with skin nourishing oils such as Avocado, Safflower and Sweet Almond Oil, you will have a lather rich, moisturizing batch of soap on your hands. While the time spent on making Hot Process Soap batter is about the same as Cold Process batter, there is no cure time and no need to find a curing location. Perfect for those that want to use their soap right away! We’ve  chosen our NG Baby Powder Fabuloso fragrance oil. A spring floral bouquet of lily, jasmine, rose and lilac with a touch of sandalwood!

 

So there we go! 10 ways to use Safflower Oil in your soaps and body scrubs! We hope you find some new ways to create and maybe some new fragrances to try or even some new recipes to add to your collection! Enjoy creating, experimenting and most important have fun!

Jan
26

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils


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15 Best Designer type Fragrance Oils15 Best Designer type Fragrance Oils

We all have our favorite designer perfumes, lotions, bath products and cologne. Sometimes they can be pricey. Or you want the whole line of the fragrance, from the perfume down to the body wash and lotion and that can get expensive too. If you’re looking to supply yourself or your customers with a designer line of fragrances, give our Designer Dupes chart a look over and you might be surprised to find some of your favorite scents on there. Everything from your favorite perfumer down to your fabric softener. Not only can you have your favorite fragrance as a body splash, lotion or soap, but you can even create linen spray or air room freshener and have it around you all the time! While the following fragrances are just the tip of the iceberg, here are Natures Garden’s 15 best designer type fragrance oils!  However, be sure to check out our complete list of our designer duplications here.

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Baby Powder

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Baby PowderThis fragrance is reminiscent of Johnson’s Baby Powder! Light, fresh and powder, this scent will take you back to baby days when powder was used help cure diaper rash. It’s also good for freshening yourself up, sprinkling a little powder on the roots of your hair to help take away the oiliness if you don’t wash your hair daily. Believe it or not, you can even sprinkle a little on Barbie Doll’s legs to make putting boots or tights on and taking them off a bit easier! Who knew?

When Baby Powder fragrance oil was tested in CP soap there was no ricing, or separation. There was some acceleration, therefore we suggest soaping at room temperature. The soap did discolor to a beige.  However, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help slow the discoloration.  The fragrance stays strong and true throughout the cure. Baby Powder fragrance oil also works wonderfully in bath and body products, and in candles.

Here’s a wonderful powder recipe using our Baby Powder fragrance oil! A perfect addition to your line of bath and body products. Our Natural Baby Powder Recipe uses arrowroot powder, lavender flower powder, and chamomile flower powder.

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Bubble Luscious

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Bubble LuciousEverybody loves the smell of bubble gum! How can you not? Sweet, sugary with a touch of vanilla! This Bubble Luscious fragrance oil is reminiscent of a childhood favorite, bubble gum. A fun fragrance for a line of children’s bath and body products!

 

 

Bubble Luscious fragrance oil tested wonderfully in candles, bath and body products and also in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, or acceleration. Natures Garden’s Bubble Luscious scent had some slight discoloration to a slight tan. The scent retention was amazingly strong after cure time!

Nature’s Garden has a wow-factor MP Embed CP Soap Recipe that uses the delicious Bubble Luscious fragrance oil. Using melt and pour soap for the swirls and decorations, and CP soap for the main bar, you will end up with a soap that is almost too pretty to use! Once you smell that bubblegum smell though, you’ll change your mind!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Christmas WreathCandles are very popular. Let’s be honest, some of them are incredibly expensive! Nature’s Garden Christmas Wreath fragrance oil is a dead on dupe. Traditional and welcoming, you will have a scent of pine, and balsam and holly berry. A definite must have at Christmas time!

 

Christmas Wreath tested well in all products. Candles, room scenting, bath and body and in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, acceleration or discolorization! The scent retention stayed true and strong.

Here at Nature’s Garden, we decided to create something a little more unique. Everybody loves a nice cozy fire at Christmas time. What a wonderful gift these Christmas Wreath Fire Starters would be for anybody that has a fireplace! They are simple to create using Pillar of Bliss candle wax, nettle leaf, which has a light, woody smell, and juniper berries, you can create a bunch to have on hand anytime or anywhere you have a fire!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Ferocious Beast

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Ferocious BeastFerocious Beast Fragrance Oil is a popular designer duplication of Abercrombie’s Fierce. Our version has light citrusy top notes of orange, lemon, and lime.  It continues with middle notes of middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver, and rose. And it finishes with a woody undertone of oakmoss and white musk. It’s a wonderful men’s fragrance that is very popular with the younger crowd.

Ferocious Beast was tested in candles, bath and body products and in CP soap. It behaved perfectly on all counts. The fragrance stayed true and strong throughout, even after the CP cure. In soap testing, there was no ricing, acceleration, separation. However, Ferocious Beast does discolor to a light lavender color.

Bath bombs are so popular, with kids and adults alike. We created a bath bomb using Ferocious Beast that puts the wild in this Wild Bath Bomb Recipe. Super simple to make with Citric Acid, Baking Soda and Kaolin clay powder, you can get creative with Fun Soap colorant of Eye Poke Orange and Orange Oxide to create a wild orange and white stripe bath bomb!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Icy Shine

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Icy ShineHere’s a fragrance oil that is similar to a popular line of hair care products. A vibrant blend of raspberries, rose, vanilla and musk. It’s easy to create your own hair care products at home and have them smelling the real thing!

 

 

Icy Shine fragrance oil tested perfectly in CP soap! There was no ricing, acceleration, separation or discolorization! The scent retention was awesome in CP soap, candles and bath and body products!

 

So who would have thought you can make your own hair gel? Nature’s Garden has developed a Silky Hair Gel recipe using Icy Shine fragrance oil and it requires very little ingredients! Flax seed is the main ingredient and when you add hot water to it, you can create a flax gel! Voila! With an addition of Optiphen and your fragrance oil, your hair will be good to go!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Honey Bunny

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Honey BunnyIf you are in love with scents from our Crush category, then this designer type deserves some recognition! Honey Bunny fragrance oil is light, sweet scent of oranges, apples, and honey with a touch of musk. A good scent for bath bombs, bubble bars or even children’s soap!

 

Honey Bunny fragrance oil performed perfectly in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, or acceleration. It did color to a slight tan. This fragrance oil also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

Making your own Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap is such an easy recipe! Using Nature’s Garden Imagine Base and Honey Bunny fragrance oil, you can have a bunch of these ready to go for the cold and flu season in no time!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Knock Out

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Knock OutHere’s a fragrance oil that is Natures Garden’s created to smell similar to Old Spice Swagger. A spicy, rich, woody scent, Knock Out fragrance oil would be an awesome addition to your men’s line of bath products or even for the men in your life!

 

 

We tested Knock Out in CP soap and found that it performed perfectly. No ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. The scent definitely mellows out during the cure time, but don’t let that discourage you! Knock Out fragrance oil also worked well in bath and body products, candles and in air freshers!

whipped shaving soapLooking for something other than soaps, body sprays, or candles to add to your men’s line? Try this Whipped Shaving Cream recipe as a fun and easy addition. Using our Whipped Soap Base, mango butter, and bentonite clay powder, you will have yourself a wonderful shaving soap that will leave their face soft and moisturized!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus’s Cookies

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus's CookiesMrs. Claus Cookies fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller! With a strong sugar cookie scent, it is our version of Vanilla Bean Noel. This fragrance oil is a must have in all your line of candles, bath and body products or even in air fresheners.

 

 

When we tested Mrs. Claus Cookies in CP soap, it did amazing! No ricing or acceleration and no separation. However, due to the high vanillin content in this oil, your products will color to a chocolate brown. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may be used to help slow this process down. This fragrance also did well in candles, and bath and body products.

Since we know Mrs. Claus cookies is awesome in soap and candles, Nature’s Garden decided to get creative and made Scented Play Dough with this yummy fragrance oil and 4 other scents! Making this play dough is not even close to being difficult. Using flour, cream of tartar, salt and vegetable oil, you got yourself an amazing base for some fun. Use some soap colorants to create cool colors, and our Christmas scented fragrance oils, including Mrs. Claus Cookies, you will have 5 different types of scented play dough in no time!

 

15 Best Designer Fragrance Oils NG Burst of Energy

15 Best Designer Fragrance Oils NG Burst of EnergyIf you love salon hair products, then you may be familiar with some of the shampoos and conditioners. Our NG Burst of Energy is an amazing version of a quite popular hair care product! A green, citrusy fragrance oil that is light and very refreshing! Compare NG Burst of Energy fragrance oil to the smell of Biolage Matrix shampoo and conditioner.

NG Burst of Energy did very well in CP soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or acceleration. There was no discoloring in our testing process. This fragrance also did well in candles and bath and body products with the scent retention staying strong!

If you enjoy making your own hair care products, we have a Curl Pop Hair Gel recipe that is a definite must try. Using flax seed to help create the gel and Epsom salts that not only will give your hair some volume but is useful in removing excess oils in your hair, you have yourself a homemade creation to give those frizzy curls some life!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Copperhue Suntan Anything that reminds me of a hot summer day is going to be my favorite fragrance oil! Natures Garden’s NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion is similar to Coppertone Suntan Lotion! Smelling of green herbs, jasmine, rose and lilac, you can imagine yourself at the beach, pool or just in your backyard, soaking up some rays and being lazy!

This fragrance oil performed perfectly in CP soap. There was no separation, ricing or accelerating and no discoloring! The scent stayed strong and true. NG Copper Hue Suntan also did well in candles and bath and body products!

If you’re looking for some summer inspiration in your candles, our Day At the Beach Candle recipe is a fun addition. Using Pillar of Bliss to create your sand and Joy Wax for the sea, you will have everybody impressed with such a simple project!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Island Fresh

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Island FreshIf you love the smell of Gain’s Island Fresh fabric softener then our NG Island Fresh fragrance oil is the way to go! A fresh air scent of jasmine, rose, greenery and lavender you will have some amazing smelling products with this fragrance oil

 

 

NG Island Fresh did well in CP soap testing. There was no ricing, discoloring or separation. However, there was some acceleration so soaping at room temperature is recommended. The scent retention was strong and true after the cure also. This fragrance oil also tested well in candles, bath and body products and also in air fresheners.

Here’s an easy way to smell up your car, your closet, your bathroom or even your locker at school! Island Fresh Air Fresheners are a quick project that takes no time at all. Create a bunch to give out to those that have a “stinky air” problem. Hang them up and you have good smells everywhere and anywhere you wish!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Rice Petals and Shea Butter

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Rice Petals and Shea ButterRice Petals & Shea Butter fragrance oil is a popular seller at Nature’s Garden. A light, sweet and spicy scent, with top notes of ozony sea water, crushed ginger root, and anise leaves.  Followed by middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower. Finally, our Rice Petals and Shea Butter scent sits on base notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood. This fragrance oil is a wonderful addition to your bath and body product line.

When we tested our Rice Petals & Shea Butter aroma in CP soap, it did accelerate some, soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. It does rice, but stick blends out, and there was no separation. No discoloration also and it had a good scent retention. Rice Petals & Shea Butter also did well in candles and bath and body products!

Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil RecipeIf you’re looking for a nice new CP soap recipe, give this Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap recipe a try. Using skin beneficial ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil, you have an easy soap that is gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated, soft and smelling sweet.

 

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Sinus Relief

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Sinus ReliefAre looking for a soothing scent to help relieve your stuffy nose? Our very best seller Sinus Relief fragrance oil is just that! Many people can’t even tell the difference between this scent and a popular brand! Eucalyptus, camphor, and mint all combine to give your sinuses a lift in the right direction.

 

Sinus Relief fragrance oil did amazing in all categories! CP soap had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring! It makes creating soap quick and easy! It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

With cold and flu season is upon us so the need for relief of stuffy noses is a must! We have an amazing recipe for Sinus Relief Bath Bomb. We’ve used peppermint leaf, and spearmint leaf to enhance the Sinus Relief fragrance oil. Pop one into a steamy, hot bath and relax while the scent helps unclog your stuffed up sinuses in no time!

 

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Vanilla Buttercream

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Vanilla ButtercreamNext, Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil quickly became a definite best seller for us! A strong scent of Tahitian Vanilla, powdered sugar and butter rum, you’re going to want a cupcake with some fluffy whipped frosting on top!

 

 

Vanilla Buttercream performed very well in CP soap testing. While there was no ricing, acceleration or separating, however, it did discolor to a chocolate brown due to the high vanillin content. We suggest using Vanilla White color stabilizer to help slow this process down. The scent retention was strong after its cure. Vanilla Buttercream also did wonderfully in candles, and bath and body products!

We created a fun, not-your-ordinary-soap recipe using Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil. Vanilla Foaming body Frosting smells like real frosting, so don’t be tempted to take a lick! Our Whipped Soap Base and some real powdered sugar is all it takes to turn you into a bath time dessert! An easy recipe to have on file!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Yeah for Yummy

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Yeah for YummyYeah for Yummy fragrance oil scents the air with fresh, sweet raspberries, strawberries and cherries.  Then, touches of tree ripe peaches squeezed with fresh lemons and essential oil of tangerine warmed by soft woods hit the air.

 

 

Yeah for Yummy did amazing on all counts. CP soap testing had no acceleration, ricing or separation.  There was also no discoloring and the scent after the cure was amazing and strong! This fragrance oil also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners!

Nature’s Garden created this sweet Foaming Sugar Scrub that will leave your skin feeling soft, moisturized and fresh! Using our Whipped Soap Base and some real sugar, this recipe couldn’t get any easier! Your skin will also be left smelling like you used the expensive brand of soap when in reality you have a homemade product that was cheaper to create than buy!

There you have it, folks! Natures Garden’s 15 best designer type fragrance oils that smell like the real thing, but aren’t. Have fun creating your own designer line of our best dupes! People want to smell like their favorites and now you can give it to them with no problems at all!

Jan
24

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe


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Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe

Today, we will show you how to create this Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe.  This candle recipe from Natures Garden uses 100% soy wax for the base of the candle.  It also includes banana and pecan embeds using Pillar of Bliss candle wax.  Finally, we scented this soy wax candle with Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s talk about the fragrance oil will be using today.  Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly baked banana nut bread. Not too nutty, with plenty of creamy, ripened banana.  A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  ripe banana, orange zest, cardamom
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, nutmeg, clove
Base Notes:  vanilla extract, baked bread, crushed pecan

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

100% Soy Wax 415
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- YELLOW 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Toothpicks
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Banana Slices Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
Pecans Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
Knife

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Banana Embeds

For our banana nut bread candle recipe, we need to prepare the four banana slices that you see pictured to the left.  These banana slice embeds will be placed right the top of the candle once it is finished.  We are preparing them ahead of time so that they can be setup and ready to go when we need them.

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Preparing the Candle Wax

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Banana Embeds Melting the Wax

 

We will first begin preparing our banana embed’s wax. So, weigh out 35 grams of Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  Then, melt the pillar candle wax using a double boiler.  As it is melting, you will want to stir occasionally.

 

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Adding the Candle Dye


Now, you need to add your colorant.  Since we will only be adding a very small amount, we will need a toothpick.  Dip your toothpick into the yellow liquid candle dye.  Then, dip the toothpick into the melted candle wax.  Finally, stir to mix the colorant into the candle wax.

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Adding the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Next, you will want to add Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  So, to your melted candle wax, add 3 grams of Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  Once again, stir to incorporate the colorant.

 

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Pour the Banana Embeds

Finally, you will need to pour the banana embeds.  Once the wax has completely setup, remove the banana slices from the mold.  For now, you can set them aside, we will come back to them.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Pecan Embeds

Now, we will prepare the pecan embeds,  The pecan embeds will also go on top of your candle.  We will be preparing a total of twelve of the pecan embeds that you see pictured.  However, since there are only 6 cavities in the mold, you will need to fill the mold twice.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Preparing the Candle Wax

Once again, using a double boiler melt 60 grams of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  As the wax is melting, you will want to stir occasionally.  You do not want to allow the temperature to get above 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Add the Liquid Candle Dye

Next, we will begin coloring our candle wax.  You will once again need a toothpick.  First, dip you toothpick in the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, dip the toothpick in the candle wax.  Stir to incorporate the candle dye.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Add the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Once you have incorporated your candle colorant, you will need to add the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Weigh out and add 6 grams of Natures Garden Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, stir to incorporate fragrance oil.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Pour the Pecan Embeds

Finally, you will need to pour the pecan embeds.  Carefully, pour the candle wax into the six cavities of the pecans mold.  Then, allow them to setup.  Once they have setup, remove them from the mold.  Now, once your embeds have been removed from the mold, you will need to remelt the candle wax that is left in the pouring pot and pour one more round of pecans.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Banana Chunks

In this candle recipe, we used a very light yellow color for our chunks.  The chucks will be placed into the candle before it fully sets up.  Little portions of these chunks can be seen from the outside of the jar.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Melting the Candle Wax

Now, we will need to melt about 150 grams of soy wax.  Once again, you will want to melt the wax using a double boiler.  As your wax is melting, stir occasionally.  Be careful that you do not allow the wax to get too hot.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Adding the Yellow Candle Dye

Next, we will be coloring our candle wax.  We will once again, be using a toothpick.  So, dip your toothpick in the yellow candle colorant.  Then, dip it into the candle wax.  Then, using the other side of the toothpick, repeat this process one more time.  Lastly, stir with your mixing spoon to incorporate the colorant.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Adding the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

The last thing you will do before pouring your wax into the mold is add fragrance oil.  So, to the melted candle wax, add 15 grams of Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix to incorporate the scent into the wax.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Pouring the Candle Wax

Finally, it is time to pour your candle wax.  You will pour the candle wax into on cavity of the four loaf silicone mold.  Then, you will let the wax setup.  However, while the wax is still soft, slice it like you would a cake.  You want to cut it into small cubes.  Once the wax has completely cooled, remove it form the mold.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax

Next,we will prepare candle wax in a sort of tan color.  The tan colored candle wax is used for the majority of the candle.  It will be colored with brown candle dye along with a little bit of yellow.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Melt the Candle Wax

Now, we will prepare and melt the candle wax that will be used for the bulk of the candle.  So, weigh out 250 grams of soy wax.  Then, melt your wax using a double boiler.  Use caution not to overheat the wax.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Color the Candle Wax

In order to color the candle wax, you will need two of Natures Garden’s liquid candle dyes.  First, add one drop of the Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye in brown.  Then, use a tooth pick, as you have in previous steps, to add just a tiny bit of yellow candle colorant.  Mix to incorporate the candle dyes.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Add the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Lastly, we will add our Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  So, weigh out 25 grams of the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix to completely incorporate the scent.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Pour the Candle Wax

Finally, pour the candle wax into the jar.  You will notice that your jar is only about 3/4 of the way full.  At this time, you will begin add the yellow colored wax cubes you prepared earlier.  Add the carefully and slowly.  If you are not careful, you could easily splash the candle wax.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Topping

Finally, you will need to prepare the whipped topping for your Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe.  You will need to prepare the whipped topping, then place embeds on top.  You will be placing both pecans and bananas on top.

First, weigh out 225 grams of the soy wax.  Then, use a double boiler to melt the candle wax.  Once it is melted, remove it from the heat.

Next, add 22 grams of the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, use a spoon to incorporate the fragrance oil into the wax.  Then, pour the candle wax into a bowl.  As it begins to thicken, you will need to use a spoon to mix and whip it.  When it is at whipped cream consistency, top the candle with the wax.

 

Finally, place the pecan embeds and banana slices on top.  Once you have placed the embed on top, curl you wicks, and you are all done!  Simply allow your candle to cure for a few days.  Then, trim your wicks and burn your candle.

 

Jan
18

20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes


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20 Valentine's Day Craft Recipes20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes

If your a crafter, a soaper, or just somebody who looks for something unique to create, you are usually on the lookout for homemade craft recipes to give your loved ones, or to create for your customers or clients. In my humble opinion, homemade is the best. It says,”I took the time to create this for you. I made it special for you and I added a bunch of love to it!” So if you’re looking for some innovative creations to add to your Valentine’s Day line of soaps, candles, bath and body products, then start here first! Our Nature’s Garden team have come up with 20 easy, handmade creative ways to say, “I love you”. So here you have it, 20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes and we hope you find something fun to add to your recipe box!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Valentine's Day Bouquet Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Crafts Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

This Valentine’s Day Bouquet isn’t your ordinary bunch of flowers! It’s a unique display of melt and pour soap and aroma beads that will send your nose into overdrive! Using our Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap, some heart-shaped molds and our Dare to be Sexy fragrance oil, you will create some fun “soap lollipops” Add a little Diamond Mica to the hearts before they set up will add some pretty bling to make it pop! They air fresheners are just as easy to make also! Using our aroma beads, a little red candle dye, a shake of some Diamond Mica, our Angel Love fragrance oil and you are ready to make some heart shaped decorations to hang wherever you want it to smell good! (HINT! They make awesome car fresheners!) How big would the wow factor be with this creation? Pretty big, I think!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Passion Massage Oil Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Passion Massage Oil Recipe

Here’s a wonderful recipe to create your own massage oil! Nothing says I love you like giving (or receiving)  a well-deserved massage at the end of a long, tiring day with our Passion Massage Oil recipe.  We have used Fractionated Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, which is so beneficial to the skin. Coconut Oil will hydrate and leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and nourished and Vitamin E is a wonderful source of antioxidants that help keep your skin looking young and refreshed. We have chosen our Aromatherapy Passion fragrance oil that is collection of fragrance and essential oils. It is a romantic combination of roses, lilac, jasmine, gardenia and hyacinth. We’ve added pink rose petals not just for looks, but for the added scent of roses and to help increase a sense of relaxation.

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe

How about pampering your legs once in a while? Give this Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap recipe a try. It’s so easy to make and your legs will feel silky soft, smooth and hydrated. Using our Yogurt Melt and Pour soap, which contains no SLS or harsh detergents, rose clay powder for natural color, added gentle exfoliation and anti-inflammatory benefits, you will create something incredibly easy that your legs will love. We’ve infused the soap with our Cannabis Rose Type fragrance oil which is a blend of Bulgarian rose,  pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, dark chocolate, white musk, patchouli, and oolong tea. Incredibly unique and special! With a sweet, added touch of rose petals you will have a wonderful creation that your customers, or family members will love!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are so popular! Kids love them! They’re fun to use and they make bath time that smells amazing and creates a relaxing environment! Bath salts are also popular and even good for your skin. Salt contains iron which your body needs to stay healthy. These Pink Salt Bath Bombs are a perfect combination of fun and beneficial. We use our coarse and fine grained bath salts, and bentonite clay powder which helps harden the bath bomb and prevent it from being crumbly. Our Che Bella Donna fragrance oil is the  essence of opulence and femininity and is personified through sparkling citrus notes mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation. This fragrance is similar to Paris by Yves Saint Laurent. A recipe that is simple, lovely and would be a wonderful addition to your bath bomb collection.

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Valentine's Day Candle Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Valentine’s Day Candle Recipe

Here is a super fun and a tantalizing smelling Valentine’s Day candle that will smell like a chocolate covered cherry has landed in your lap! Using joy wax and pillar of bliss, it’s simple to create, yet looks complicated. With pink, red and white layers of pillar of bliss and a “whipped” topping of joy wax. your candle will look almost too pretty to burn. With the scent of Chocolate Covered Cherries fragrance oil, that smells true to its name, you will be glad to burn it. This candle is a definite must-try for those that enjoy creating a beautiful candle.

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here’s a fun and easy recipe that looks more like you baked instead of created! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies look good enough to eat! In fact, with the fragrance scent of Chocolate Lovers Type fragrance oil, they will smell good enough to eat. Pure chocolate and vanilla will permeate the air before you even go to toss one in the tub! They look like true chocolate marshmallow pops! You may have to put a warning label on them to not take a bite!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Valentine's Day Cupcake Candle Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

Here are some Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candles that are begging to be made. Super simple ingredients like Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax, you can “bake” up a dozen of these in no time! What a cute display they would make! With a “whipped” topping created from Joy Wax and some cute heart shaped “candies” on top, you will have a truly adorable creation! We used our Cinnamon Yum Yum fragrance oil that smells of danish, clove, and cinnamon, followed by vanilla and a touch of nuts. A truly yummy fragrance for this cupcake candle!

 

220 valentine's Day Craft Recipes Glamour Aroma Bead Air Fresheners 0 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Glamour Aroma Bead Air Fresheners Recipe

This little craft is so simple to make! Just a few ingredients and you will have some wonderful air fresheners to glam up any place you want to smell good. Cars, bathrooms, purses, gym bags, lockers! You name it!  You can have good smells wherever you go! These Glamour Aroma Bead Air Fresheners are scented with I’m too Sexy fragrance oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is Hollywood, glamour, and attitude!  Spicy notes with hints of fruit lead to the luxurious floral signature of this scent that boasts, I am too sexy to even be a fragrance!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Foaming Bath Jelly Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Foaming Bath Jelly Recipe

Bath bombs, Bath fizzies, Foaming Sugar Scrubs! Those are the most popular bath water additions. While there is nothing wrong with any of them, how about something different? Squishy? Jiggly? Not to mention wiggly? Curious yet? It’s Foaming Bath Jelly! Yep, jelly! This is our basic recipe, but you could totally get creative with how you present this. You can store it in jars, mold it, or keep it simple and cut it into squares! No matter how you do it, it’s easy and fun and adds something different to relaxation time! We’ve used our Kissing and Telling fragrance oil, This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a flirty, colorful blend of succulent purple passion fruit, burgundy Tuscan grapes, sun-kissed yellow peonies, fragrant vanilla orchids, and just a hint of fresh greenery.  Compare to VS bombshell. A yummy smell for a fun bath jelly!

 

20 Valentine's Day Craft Recipes Hearts a Flutter20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

This soap may look like it was hard to create, but with the use of Shea and Diamond Clear melt and pour soap, and whipped soap base, it really couldn’t be simpler! Family members, customers and clients will be impressed when you display this Hearts A Flutter Soap recipe! With fluffy, pink whipped soap and soap shaped hearts on top, it’s going to look like a slice of cake instead of a slice of soap! You may need to warn people to not take a bite! We’ve used our very popular Lick Me All Over fragrance oil that smells of yummy raspberries, cantaloupe and watermelon! This is a definite recipe you are going to want to try!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipe Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

We’ve done soaps, candles, aroma beads, now lets talk body powder. Creating something like Silky Shimmering Body Powder could not be simpler. With just a few ingredients such as corn starch, a touch of cocoa butter and of course our Lovely in Lace fragrance oil and you have a light, airy powder to dust on yourself whenever you want to feel refreshed. With a bit of Diamond Mica added in you will also give yourself a little sparkle, and we all deserve to shine a little no matter what time of day it is!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts  Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipe Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

Here we have a very pretty Rose Petal Bath Bomb recipe that would be a perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day gift basket! Bath bombs are always popular and these would be no exception. With the help of SCI, or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, you will have a sudsy bath bomb that smells of our Moonlight Tuberose fragrance oil. A light scent of pear, green apple, tuberose, jasmine and touch of vanilla. A very exquisite scent. With the added touch of pink rose petals to lend to the fragrance, your bath time will make you feel like your at a luxurious spa!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe

Here is a super cute recipe for a perfume that is guaranteed to not spill all over your purse! You can carry this handy little container around and freshen up your scent any time you need to. This Solid Glittered Perfume is so very simple to make! We used our All Natural Lip Balm Base, which is perfect because it can go on your body, not just your lips and some Diamond Mica for sparkle. We’ve scented this with our Obsessed fragrance oil, which smells of orange, bergamot, musk and sandalwood. You can make a dozen or more of these and give them out as a party favor or just because!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Stacked Hearts Soap Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Stacked Hearts Soap Recipe

These adorable Stacked Hearts Soap will look like you took forever to make,  but with our melt and pour soap base, some Fun Soap colorants, you have yourself a gift that your family, friends or customers are going to be impressed over. Not because it’s so cute, but because inside the soap you will leave a special laminated love message that you chose to share!  We used our yummy Passionate Kisses fragrance oil that smells raspberries, blackberries and strawberries with a touch of rose! This is a definite keeper for your Valentine’s Day line!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipe Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Bath Melts are a wonderful way to add some nourishing skin benefits to your bath water while you just soak away. Our Rose Violet Bath Melts contain Shea, Mango and Cocoa butter as the main ingredients, your skin will feel so soft, supple and hydrated! We’ve incorporated beet root powder, not just for natural colorant but it’s high levels of nutrients!. Beet Root powder contains beta carotene, Vitamin C and potassium, just to name a few! We chose NG Rose & Violet Type fragrance oil that is soothing to the soul! A light melody of rose and violet with a touch of musk and coconut! Such a pretty bath melt to display for your customers or just in your bathroom!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Salt scrubs are amazing! This Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub fits in that amazing category! Not only does salt act as a natural exfoliate, but it contains minerals such as iodine which is very beneficial to the body! Since it’s pink, it would be a perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day gift basket! We used our very popular Pink Sugar fragrance oil that smells of cotton candy, lemon drops and raspberry jam! A perfect, pink fragrance for a perfect, pink scrub!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe

Are you heading out this Valentine’s Day? Looking for a unique way to show off your crafting skills? These Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes are the definite way to go! Not only will you stand out with the sparkle from the glitter, but the scent of those popular red hot candies will follow you everywhere you go! This craft is so easy! With some glue, a pair of shoes (it doesn’t really matter what color, but I say go Red or go home!) and our Red Hot Cinnamon fragrance oil, you will be turning some heads!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Wine Gel Wax Candles Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Wine Gel Wax Candles Recipe

Candles don’t have to be in any old container! You can make a candle into a wine glass! I say, why not? These Wine Gel Wax Candle recipe would be perfect for any celebration decor, but would look awesome for a Valentine’s Day dinner or get-together! Gel wax is easy to use and the end process gives you the impression you have a wine glass full of White Zinfadel Wine. In fact, our White Zinfadel Wine fragrance oil is what inspired us to create this fun and innovative candle. Enjoy the compliments you will receive when you display this creation!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

The things you can create with our Melt and Pour soap base is never ending! If you are looking for a fun, and quick Valentine’s Day gift to create this Metallic Kiss Soap recipe is perfect! Using our Diamond melt and pour soap base so we could get a good color to the lips! We have included a variety Fun Soap colors mixtures you can choose from, such as silver, pink pearl, rose gold and gold! We also chose our You Sexy Thing fragrance oil that smells of freesia, jasmine and orchid. An exotic floral fantasy!  Have fun creating and then enjoy giving these “kisses” out to your friends or family!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts Recipe

I love strawberries with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream on top! So yummy and so summery! These Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts look like a sweet treat to eat and are so easy to create! Using Pillar of Bliss for the wafer part of your “cookie” and Joy Wax for the “creamy center”, your customers or friends will be wanting to know if they can just take a nibble! We chose our Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil that smells like strawberries and whipped cream! So sweet and delicious, your house will smell like a summertime dessert!

So there you go! Whether you are new to soaping, candle making or just looking for something fun to make, these 20 Valentine’s Day Craft recipes are a good place to start! They are simple, fun and help you find that inner creative spark we know you have inside! Have fun, create and enjoy!

 

 

Jan
17

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe


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Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

Our next project is a bubble bar recipe.  Our basil sage mint bubble bars recipe uses Natures Garden’s Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.  We also incorporated ground basil and peppermint powder.  This bubble bar consists of three layers and uses sodium cocoyl isethionate instead of SLS.  Sodium cocoyl isethionate, or SCI, is a gentle surfactant that comes from coconut.  It is the perfect ingredient to give you perfectly pampered skin.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s talk about Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.  If you haven’t smelled this one before, here is what it smells like.  Basil Sage Mint fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a garden fresh medley of basil leaves, clary sage and peppermint sprigs accented by hints of citrus zests, fresh spring flowers, and soft, soothing musk.  It is a wonderful and unique combination that smells AMAZING!

Top Notes:  orange, lemon, peppermint sprigs
Mid Notes:  lily of the valley, jasmine, basil leaves, clary sage
Base Notes:  woods, musk

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Peppermint Leaf Powder
Basil Leaf Ground
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (4)
Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale
Knife
Rolling Pin

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts and Weights

First, let’s talk about the amounts of each item we will be using.  We should note that while we give you both the weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale.  By using a scale the measurements will be more precise amounts.

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams (2 TBSP) Meadowfoam Seed Oil
14 grams Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
10 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
10 drops FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prior to Starting

Prior to starting, you want to prepare your work area and supplies.  So, clean your work area.  Also, get out all of your supplies and ingredients listed above.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe:  Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, we will weigh out our dry ingredients. You will need a deep mixing bowl.  Then, to this bowl, add 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams sodium cocoyl isethionate, 72 grams of corn starch, and 224 grams cream of tartar.  Now, with gloved hands, mix the dry ingredients together completely.  While you are mixing, break up any clumps you find in the mixture.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Wet IngredientsBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out your wet ingredients.  In your clean mixing bowl weigh out 200 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Then, add 24 grams of your meadowfoam seed oil and 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Mix Everything TogetherBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Mix Everything Together

At this stage, we will mix our dry ingredients and wet ingredients together.  It is easiest to add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  So, go ahead and add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients.  Then, once again, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Separate Your Bubble Bar DoughBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Separate Your Bubble Bar Dough

Now, we will separate your dough.  For this bubble bar recipe, we will create three colors.  We will have a total of three layers, each a different color.  So, you will need two additional bowls.  In each of the two bowls, add 468 grams of the bubble bar dough.  Leave the remaining dough in the original bowl.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare your Mint Green LayerBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare your Mint Green Layer

First, you will prepare you mint green layer.  This layer will also include ground basil.  So, to your first bowl, add 2 grams of your ground basil and 4 grams of your neon green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  Then, with clean gloves, mix the ingredients until your colorant and basil are fully mixed.

Once you have mixed all of the ingredients together, you want to roll the dough into a ball.  You can then put it back in your mixing bowl and set the bowl aside.  Later, you will be rolling the ball out flat, just like you would cookie dough.  So, you want to make sure it is the proper consistency.  If your dough is too crumbly, you can a little more vegetable glycerin.  However, when doing this be careful not to add too much.  If you add too much, your dough will not be the proper consistency and may not setup properly.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Sage Green LayerBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Sage Green Layer

Next, you will prepare your sage green layer.  You will need your second mixing bowl.  To your second bowl, add 10 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap colorant and 10 drops of the lime green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  In addition, you will need to add 2 grams of peppermint powder.  Once you have added all of these ingredients, you are ready to mix.  Again, with clean gloves on your hands, mix until everything is fully incorporated.


Again, roll this color into a ball.  We will also be rolling this dough out.  So, if needed you can add a tiny bit more vegetable glycerin.  Finally, place your ball of dough into the second bowl.  Set this bowl aside as well.  We will come back to this bubble bar dough in a later step.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your White Layer

Next, you will need to prepare your white layer.  This white layer will be the third and final layer in our bubble bar recipe.  So, you will need the third remaining bowl of soap dough.  This bowl of dough will remain uncolored.  So, you simply need to roll it into a ball.  Finally, set this dough aside, we will come back to it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare to Roll Out Your Bubble Bar Dough

Now, before you move on, you will need to prepare to roll your bubble bar dough.  So, first, wipe down your work area.  If you are anything like me, you have little pieces of each color of your bubble bar dough in your work area.  Go ahead and clean this up at this time.  Then, lay down a piece of parchment paper that is about 12-15 inches in length.  That will give you a plenty of room to work.  Alternatively, you can use a silicone baking mat.  I chose to use a baking mat, and I placed it on a 9″ x 13″ pan so that I can easily move it if I need too.

Finally, sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on your parchment paper or mat.  This will prevent your dough from sticking to the parchment paper, and make it much easier to roll the dough.  Also, do the same with your roll pin.  I actually used my 16 ounce bottle of vegetable glycerin from Natures Garden to roll my dough out.  So, if you don’t have a rolling pin, this is totally an option.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Roll Out Your Bubble Bar Dough

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The Mint Green Layer

Next, it is time to roll out your bubble bar dough.  We will begin with the mint green dough.  So, place the ball of mint green dough in the middle of your parchment paper or baking mat.  Then, use your hands to flatten it out a bit.

Then, use your rolling pin to roll out the dough just like you would with cookie dough.  You want to the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick and in a rectangular shape.  While the shape doesn’t have to be perfect, you want it to be as close to a rectangle as you can get it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The Sage Green Layer

Now, let’s roll out the sage green layer.  This layer will be rolled out right on top of the previous layer.  So, place the sage colored dough on top of the mint green layer you rolled out.  You want to make sure you place it right in the center of the previous layer.  Gently, flatten the dough.

Then, carefully, roll the sage green dough out.  You want to continue to roll until the edges of the sage colored bubble bar dough matches the edges of the mint green dough.  Once again, make sure the dough maintains that rectangular shape.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The White Layer

Finally, we will roll out the last white layer of bubble bar dough.  So, place the white layer right on top of the sage green layer.  Again, make sure you place it in the center of the rolled out bubble bar dough.  Then, flatten the white dough slightly and begin rolling it out.  Once the white dough matches the size of the green dough, you are finished rolling out your dough.  Just make sure you continue to maintain that rectangular shape.  If needed, gently reshape it a bit.  Like I said before, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as close as you can get it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Roll the Bubble Bar Dough Into a Loaf

Finally, you will roll your bubble bar dough into a loaf.  So, position your dough in front of you vertically.  Then, lift up gently on the edge of your mat or parchment paper that is closest to your body.  Slowly and carefully roll the bubble bar dough into a loaf.  You will basically be rolling the dough in the same manner that you would a pumpkin roll.

Continue to roll the dough until it is completely rolled.  You may find little pieces of your dough stuck to your mat.  This happens, but I found when I first began making bubble bars this happened quite often and I often had large amounts left behind when I rolled my loaf.  However, the more I practiced creating them, the easier it became.  So, keep practicing!  After you have completely rolled your dough, if you find you have holes that need filled, you can use some of the dough that was left behind on the mat to patch the holes.  Just be sure that you smooth them out.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Finishing Your Bubble Bars

Well, we are almost done.  Now, you simply slice your bubble bars, in the same manner, you would a loaf of bread.  You want to cut it in about 1-2 inch slices. Once you have sliced them, they simply need to dry out.  And place them a couple inches apart so they can dry thoroughly.  Ours dried in about 48-72 hours.  However, I should add that climate definitely comes into play here.  It may take longer for you, however, you will know they are dry when they are hard to the touch.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Using Your Bubble Bars

Finally, you can start using your bubble bars!  A bubble bar simply needs to be crumbled under your warm running bath water.  So, just crumble one slice under your bath water.  It will fill your tub with bubbles!  So sit back, relax, and unwind!

We hope that you have enjoyed creating your bubbles with us!  Are you looking for even more projects to create?  For even more fragrance fun, check out all of our free recipes and classes.  Don’t forget to show us what you have created!  Post your pics on our social media pages.  You can always find us on Facebook.  Also, make sure you follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents!

 

Jan
12

Beard Oil Recipe


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Beard Oil RecipeBeard Oil Recipe

Next, we will take you through Natures Garden’s beard oil recipe.  This free beard oil tutorial will show you how to create beard oil at home.  This blend of oils will help you, or your man perfectly care for a beard as well as the skin.  Below, we will explain just how each ingredient will help.  Then, we will walk you through this very simple beard oil recipe.  So, even for the men who think they just aren’t the crafty type and won’t be able to make this, rest assured if you can make a cup of coffee, you can make beard oil.

Beard Oil Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Castor Oil
Sesame Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles
24/410 Black Smooth Disc Lids
Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil

Beard Oil Recipe: A Closer Look at the Ingredients

Before we begin creating our beard balm let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients we will be using.  Each of the ingredients used in this recipe were added specifically for a man’s beard.  Below, we will talk about each of these ingredients and why they were chosen to be included in our handcrafted beard oil recipe.

Beard Oil Recipe: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil has similar qualities to the natural oils of the face.  That makes jojoba oil a wonderful moisturizer.  Next, we will talk about the oil itself.  Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax.  It contributes a nice stable lather when used in soap, has remarkable absorption and moisturizing qualities, and unlike some of the other luxury moisturizing oils, Natures Garden jojoba oil has a very long shelf life.  The shelf life of jojoba oil is one to two years.

Beard Oil Recipe: Olive Oil

Next, we used olive oil.  Olive oil is totally awesome for hair follicles.  It will help not only repair your hair follicles, but also leave it nice and shiny.  Now, let’s talk about Natures Garden’s olive oil pomace.  Pomace grade olive oil is a thick, rich, green grade of olive oil that is obtained by solvent extraction of the fruit and pits of the olives.  It is what’s left over after the first several pressings that give the virgin and Grade A oils.

Beard Oil Recipe: Sweet Almond Oil

Next, Natures Garden’s sweet almond oil was added to this recipe as well.  Sweet almond oil is a fabulous oil when it comes to ingrown hair.  It is a great oil for irritated skin or to help soothe ingrown hairs. Natures Garden’s sweet almond oil is cosmetic grade and refined.  Sweet Almond Oil is a light, non-greasy, moisturizing oil that absorbs easily into the skin. Therefore, sweet almond oil is frequently used in lip gloss recipes, massage oil recipes, lotion recipes, sugar scrub recipes, salt scrub recipes, and homemade soap recipes.

Beard Oil Recipe: Lanolin Oil USP

We added lanolin to this recipe in a liquid oil form.  We This liquid form of lanolin in much less viscous than typical lanolin, and is produced by heating lanolin at low temps to remove the liquid esters in lanolin.  Lanolin oil provides waterproofing and moisturizing to skincare products and is excellent in lip care formulations.  Lanolin oil can often be used as a substitute for mineral oil in your cosmetic formulations.

Beard Oil Recipe: Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil contains only the medium-chain triglycerides of coconut oil, making it a liquid at relatively low temperatures.  It is a very stable oil.  Fractionated coconut oil has an indefinite shelf life and is a light, non-staining,  non-greasy, colorless oil. It is great for use in massage, toiletries and handcrafted soap. Fractionated coconut oil is a great carrier oil for essential oils. Fractionated coconut oil can be used in lotions, lip applications, cosmetics, creams, bath oils, massage oils, bath salts, and cold process soap.

Beard Oil Recipe: Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame seed oil is a light oil (liquid state at room temperature) that is high in antioxidants and vitamins.  Sesame seed oil is an excellent, luxurious, conditioning oil in cold process/hot process soap.  Our suggestion for usage of sesame seed oil in soap is 5% – 10%.  Sesame seed oil does have a natural, distinctive aroma that should be taken into consideration when used in high percentages in your recipes.

Beard Oil Recipe: Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil (cosmetic grade)- Expressed from the husks of rice, most soap makers found that rice bran oil imparted nearly the same creamy, moisturizing qualities that olive oil did to their soaps.  It does have a lot of the same antioxidants and vitamins that olive oil has, and a similar fatty acid make up.

Beard Oil Recipe: Vitamin E Oil

The purest form of natural vitamin E available (from plant sources only). This is not tocopherol acetate (the form found in many vitamin E capsules).  Vitamin E is required in most cosmetic formulations in very small amounts in order to prevent oils from oxidizing.  When fixed oils oxidize, they develop a very rancid smell and can turn your products brown in color, which will ruin your finished products.  Prevent this from occurring by adding vitamin E to your formulations.  Our vitamin E oil is also heat stable and is added during the oil phase of your recipes.

It is a popular myth that antioxidants can be used in place of preservatives in recipes that require a preservative.  Antioxidants simply prevent rancidity and some discoloration from occurring.  Antioxidants do not kill bacteria.  When a recipe requires a preservative, such as a recipe that contains water, please be certain to use a preservative.

Beard Oil Recipe:  Eucalyptus Herb

We added eucalyptus leaves to this beard oil for its ability to help with irritation and redness.  Read on to learn a little more about our eucalyptus leaves.  INCI (Eucalyptus globulus). Natures Garden’s eucalyptus leaves can be used in cosmetics & soap as an antiseptic, anti-parasitic, wound healing additive.  Eucalyptus leaf helps to clean the skin, and has the ability to reduce redness and irritation. Eucalyptus leaves can be used to make sinus relief eye pillows for people who are feeling “under the weather”.

Beard Oil Recipe: Other Equipment You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Spoon
Mixing Bowl
Funnel

Beard Oil Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

75 grams Olive Oil
100 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
100 grams Sweet Almond Oil
30 grams Jojoba Oil
30 grams Castor Oil
20 grams Rice Bran Oil
100 grams Sesame Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
22 grams Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil

Beard Oil Recipe:  Extremely Sexy Fragrance OilBeard Oil Recipe:  Extremely Sexy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a spicy citrus blend.  This scent contains top notes of pink lime, bergamot leaves, and tangerine. Middle notes of cinnamon bark, limewood, and sage. Vetiver and orange flower comprise the dry down. Very Sexy…yes he is!  Compare NG’s Extremely Sexy for Men to Very Sexy for Men perfume.

Top Notes: fresh air, pineapple, citrus, bergamot, lime, tangerine
Mid Notes: geranium, jasmine, lily, cinnamon bark, limewood, sage
Base Notes: tonka bean, cedar, woods, musk, vetiver, orange blossom

Beard Oil Recipe: Prepare Your Boston Round Bottles

First, we will prepare your bottles.  In this recipe, we include Natures Garden’s cut and sifted eucalyptus herb.  We included this ingredient for its ability to reduce irritation.  So, we will add eucalyptus to the bottles prior to adding the oils.  Go ahead and add 5 grams of the dried eucalyptus to each of your bottles.

Beard Oil Recipe: Weighing Out Your Ingredients

First, you will need a mixing bowl.  In your mixing bowl, weigh out 75 grams of your olive oil.  Then, add 100 grams of your fractionated coconut oil.  Next, add 100 grams of sweet almond oil and 100 grams of Sesame Seed Oil.  Finally, add 30 grams of castor oil, 30 grams of jojoba oil, 20 grams of rice bran oil, and 5 grams of Natures Garden’s natural vitamin e oil.  Mix everything together so that it is fully blended.

Beard Oil Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that you have all of your oils mixed together, we can begin adding the fragrance oil that will scent your beard oil.  In this recipe, we used Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil.  So, weigh out 22 grams of Natures Garden’s Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil.  Then, add the scent to your oil mixture.  Finally, mix the ingredients together to incorporate the scent.

Beard Oil Recipe: Adding the Oil to the Bottles

Finally, we will be adding the oil to the bottles.  This is easiest done with a funnel. However, you can also use a pouring pitcher.  So, go ahead and place your funnel in one of your bottles.  Then, pour your oil into your first bottle.  Fill your next bottle.  Now your handcrafted beard oil is ready to use.

Beard Oil Recipe: Using Your Beard Oil

Now, I know what you’re thinking, how do I use this beard oil?  Well, the best time to use a beard oil is right after you get out of the shower or wash your face.  You see, the warm water will help open your pores and really help your skin better absorb all of the oils in this beard oil recipe.  However, use caution when using your beard oil.  A little bit goes a long way in this case.  I would suggest starting with an amount smaller than the size of a dime. You may need more or less depending on the size of your beard. Although the amount you use will vary, you will know you have used too much if you have a lot of oil left behind.

Other Beard Recipes

Finally, let’s talk about a couple of other recipes created with a man’s beard in mind.  These recipes were created just for men.  We created these recipes back around Father’s Day last year.  They have been a huge hit with both men and women.  So, whether you are a man looking for a great beard product, or a woman looking for something for the man in your life, these recipes are perfect!

Other Beard Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

First, we have our beard soap recipe.  This recipe is a hot process soap recipe just for men.  We have used many of the same ingredients that we talked about above.  In addition, we use both shea butter and cocoa butter in this recipe.  This hp soap recipe is perfect for getting your beard nice and clean.  In addition, it balsam essential oil to give it in a nice manly fragrance.

Other Beard Recipes: Beard Balm Recipe

Next, we have our beard balm recipe.  This recipe, again, will use many of the same ingredients.  You can easily create all of these recipes with just a few ingredients.  Our beard balm recipe is perfect for taming whose wild, manly beards and giving them the fresh scent of the added cedar wood essential oil.  Beard balm will help give your facial hair a finishing touch, keeping it in neat and in place.  It is the perfect hair care product to help manage an out of control, unruly beard.

Beard Fun Facts

We know how important your beards are, guys!  I will also tell you this, whether we like to admit it or not, us woman usually love them too!  In writing this article, I have learned so much about beards and beard care.  You can read some fun facts about beards here.

You can find these and other recipes right in our recipe box on our website.  So, if you are looking for your next project, or maybe a little inspiration, be sure to check out our recipe box!  It contains candle making, soap making, cosmetic making, and many other fragrance fun recipes.  You can also find us on social media.  Look us up on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  There, you can post pictures of your finished products, interact with other creative minds, or just get inspired!  In addition, the Natures Garden staff loves seeing what you are creating, so be sure to show off your creations!

Jan
11

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe


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Chocolate Body Butter RecipeChocolate Body Butter Recipe

Our next creation is a decadent chocolate body butter recipe.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this fabulous chocolate scented body butter recipe is perfect!  Indulge in this chocolate treat without the guilt.  Natures Garden scented this handcrafted body butter with Kickin Cocoa Fragrance Oil.  In addition, we included real cocoa powder to give the body butter a chocolate mousse color.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Mango Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Kickin Cocoa Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Arrowroot Powder
Disposable Pipettes
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Spoon
Stovetop
(2) Pots
Hand Mixer
Spatula
Scale

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: A Closer Look at the Ingredients

Before we begin creating our chocolate body butter, let’s look at the ingredients.  Below is a closer look at each butter and oil used to create this recipe.  We will also talk about additional items we will be adding to make the “chocolate” part of our body butter.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango butter is an exotic, luxury oil, which melts on the skin; providing skin softening and moisturizing qualities.  Mango butter is obtained from the kernels of the mango tree.  Mango butter is used in lip balms, lip gloss, soaps, lotions, scrubs, and many other bath and body recipes. It is said to reduce the signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formation.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Cocoa Butter Golden Natural

This particular cocoa butter is not deodorized; meaning that it has a chocolate-like aroma.  Cocoa butter is a very hard, saturated fat. It is considered a luxury butter that is used in lotions, lip balms, lip gloss, scrubs, massage bars, soaps, and other bath and body products.   It is used in conjunction with unsaturated oils like olive oil or castor oil, or with more sticky ingredients such as shea butter and lanolin when making soap.  Using too much cocoa butter in soap will result in a dry, exceptionally hard bar of soap.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil contains only the medium-chain triglycerides of coconut oil, making it a liquid at relatively low temperatures.  It is a very stable oil.  Fractionated coconut oil has an indefinite shelf life and is a light, non-staining,  non-greasy, colorless oil. It is great for use in massage, toiletries and soap. Natures Garden’s fractionated coconut oil is a great carrier oil for essential oils. In addition, fractionated coconut oil can be used in lotions, lip applications, cosmetics, creams, bath oils, massage oils, bath salts, and soap. Fractionated coconut oil can easily substitute sweet almond oil in recipes.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe:  Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam Seed Oil readily sinks into the skin; not leaving the skin feeling oily.  Meadowfoam Seed Oil helps to repair dry, damaged skin. Due to its high levels of natural antioxidants, meadowfoam oil has a long shelf life and is not prone to rancidity.  Meadowfoam oil is also known for its UV light protection properties, making it a fabulous oil to include in your skincare formulations.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Natural Vitamin E Oil

(Tocopherol T-50)-  The purest form of natural vitamin E available (from plant sources only). This is not tocopherol acetate, the form found in many vitamin E capsules.  Vitamin E is required in most cosmetic formulations in very small amounts  in order to prevent oils from oxidizing.  When fixed oils oxidize, they develop a very rancid smell, and can turn your products brown in color, which will ruin your finished products.  Prevent this from occurring by adding vitamin E to your formulations.  Our vitamin E oil is also heat stable, and is added during the oil phase of your recipes.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Organic Cocoa Powder

Organic cocoa powder is a fabulous addition to your cosmetics and soap recipes.  Cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.  They are also rich in the following minerals:  magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Cocao beans contain caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.  How does chocolate lip balm sound to you?  Chocolate facial masks?  Yummy!

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot powder is a white, silky powder that is found in most natural body powder recipes and deodorants.  It will give your recipes a silky finish.  Arrowroot is used in cosmetics as a thickener.  Unlike most thickeners, arrowroot has the ability to thicken at room temperature, and at varying ph levels.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Kickin Cocoa Fragrance Oil

Kickin Cocoa fragrance oil by Natures Garden is Gourmet Hot Chocolate with a fancy twist!  Kickin Cocoa scent begins with a top note of rum; middle notes of whipped cream, coconut, and creamy caramel; and base notes of cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: The Difference Between A Body Butter, a Cream, and a Lotion

We receive numerous phone call and emails regarding body butters.  However, most often, the question is what is the difference between a body butter and a cream.  So, let’s talk about those differences.

First, let’s look at a body butter.  A true body butter does not typically contain water.  You may also notice that it will often be both thicker and harder.  This is due to the fact that it does not contain water.  While it may feel hard to the touch, you will also notice that your natural body heat will quickly melt the butter.  This is what a body butter is meant to do.

Next, let’s talk about a body cream.  A body cream is similar to a body butter.  However, it isn’t quite the same.  A body cream will contain water.  So, essentially, it is a very thick lotion.  It will not contain as much water as lotion.  Since it contains water, you will need an emulsifier to create.

Finally, we will briefly talk about lotions.  Lotions are similar to creams.  Generally speaking, they contain more water when compared to a cream.  They will not be as heavy as a cream so it will typically absorb into your skin more quickly than a cream.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

78 grams Mango Butter
156 grams Cocoa Butter
102 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
65 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
10 grams Kickin Cocoa Fragrance Oil
10 grams Arrowroot Powder
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
5 grams Organic Cocoa Powder

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

We will begin by preparing our oils for our chocolate body butter recipe.  You will need to weigh out 78 grams Mango Butter, 156 grams Cocoa Butter, 102 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 65 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil.

Now, you will need to create a double boiler.  So, in a large pot, add a few inches of water.  Place your pot over medium heat on your stove top.  Then, in a smaller pot, add your weighed out oils and butters.  Place your smaller pot inside the larger pot on your stove.  Allow your oils and butters to melt slowly.  You will need to stir them occasionally so that they melt evenly and completely.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe:  Adding the Remaining Ingredients

Next, remove the melted butters and oils from the heat.  Then, we will be adding the remaining ingredients.  So, first pour your melted oils and butters into a clean empty bowl.  Then, add 10 grams Arrowroot Powder, 5 grams Vitamin E Oil, and 5 grams Organic Cocoa Powder.  Also, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s Kickin Cocoa Fragrance Oil.  Finally, stir the ingredients until they are fully blended.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe:  Cooling the Body Butter

The last step before adding the body butter to the jars.  You simply need to allow your body butter to cool.  This can be done one of two ways.  You can either place the bowl in the fridge or you can place your bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice.  However, as the mixture is cooling, you will want to use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients.  This should be done about every 20 minutes.  You will want to continue to do this until your mixture is no longer fluid.

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe:  Placing the Body Butter in the Jars

Lastly, we will begin placing the body butter in the jars.  You will simply need to scoop the body butter into 4 ounce jars.  Our chocolate body butter recipe will fill a total of 4 jars.  Once you have filled the jars, you can place a white dome lid on top.

If you’re anything like me, after reading this, you will definitely be ready to indulge in a delicious chocolate treat.  So, why not give this chocolate mousse recipe a try.  I found this fabulous chocolaty  treat on Creations by Kara.  It’s a simple three ingredient recipe.  This recipe will be ready in no time!

Have you tried a recipe that you love from our recipe box?  Let us know what your favorite is!  Better yet, show us what you have created.  Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @ngscents.  You can also post your pictures on our Facebook page.

Jan
11

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances


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15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances

15 Best Valentine's Day FragrancesThe holidays are over. Christmas has been put away for another year. If you are a crafter, a soaper or a candle maker, you are always thinking ahead to the next holiday. It’s never to early to think about what your family, customers or clients are going to want or need. While Valentine’s Day isn’t technically a holiday, it’s still a celebration of sorts. We celebrate those that we love by giving them something sweet or something that says “I love you”. To help you out, I have selected the 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! There are so many good Valentine’s Day aromas out there, it was hard to narrow it down. These 15 are some of our best sellers. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy finding some new scents and maybe some new recipes to add to your collection.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance OilAngel Love Fragrance Oil is a must have for your Valentine’s Day line-up. Angels are naturally associated with Valentine’s Day so this is a perfect addition! With a scent of luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Nice and light yet complex at the same time. Compare Natures Garden’s Angel Love fragrance oil to the popular Angel fragrance.

 

Angel LoveAngel Love performed perfectly with a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and for room scenting. For cold process soap we found that Angel Love had a perfect pour, with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However,there was a slight dis-colorization to a beige. We strongly recommend the use of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent your bath,body and candle products from discoloring. Angel Love also had a nice, strong scent retention after the initial cure.

 

Angel LoveIf you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project we have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe that uses Angel Love fragrance oil! An arrangement  of heart-shaped soaps, aroma bead ornaments and flowers to wow your customers with a fun alternative to the usual gift baskets.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance OilBite Me Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance. It smells so yummy, you’ll truly be tempted to bite into whatever you have created!

 

 

Bite MeBite Me performed amazingly in cold process soap with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However, there was some slight discoloration to a light tan. Bite Me was also tested in candles, aroma beads and other bath and body products and it worked perfectly!

 

 

Bite MeWe’ve created a fun recipe using melt and pour soap and the Bite Me Fragrance Oil! Check out this zebra print soap recipe soap recipe and add it to your collection for a fun twist on an easy soap that will impress your customers and clients!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance OilBlue Sugar fragrance oil is a fun, unique scent that has a strong base of vanilla with rich floral tones and a hint of musky patchouli! It would be a wonderful addition for those of the younger generation or even for those young at heart! It is a strong comparison to the popular Aquolina Blue Sugar.  A wonderful addition for those that like the name brands but not the price!

 

 

Blue SugarBlue Sugar fragrance oil tested wonderfully for scent retention in candles, bath and body products and also in room scenting. When Blue Sugar was tested in cold process soap it had a very positive outcome. It had a nice strong scent after the cure, also, there was no acceleration, no ricing,  and no separation. However, there was some discoloring to a brown. We suggest using our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent your products from turning.

 

Blue sugarAre you looking for something fun to create for the kids? How about creating your own scented markers! Whether you have some markers laying around the kids’ rooms or even if you want to buy a new pack to surprise somebody with that artistic talent, we have the easiest recipe out there! We tested with Crayola Markers and coordinated fragrances to go with the colors! (Blue Sugar was matched to the Blue Lagoon color!) Create your own scents or take our suggestions! You can’t go wrong with this project!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilBurgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original! With this fragrance oil, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.

 

 

 

Burgundy RoseWhen we tested Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil, there was some acceleration. For that, we suggest soaping at room temperature to help lessen the acceleration. Other than that, there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloring! Burgundy Rose also had strong scent retention after the cure and also in other bath and body products, as well as candles and room scenting! A wonderful fragrance to work with!

 

Burgundy RoseAre you looking for a new lotion to add to your collection? We created a Burgundy Rose Bath Milk recipe that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day line-up! Have a nice long soak in a luxurious bath of Goat’s Milk to soften and nourish your skin. We’ve added rose petals for a burst of rose fragrance and oat straw powder that is wonderful for rejuvenating and softening the skin. We’ve also used our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil for a rich, luxurious scent.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil

Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent of apple blossoms, lily of the valley and rose petals. Very simple, yet elegant at the same time.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple blossom
Mid Notes:  jasmine, rose petals, lily of the valley, gardenia
Base Notes:  cashmere woods, musk

 

 

Butterfly HugsDuring our testing of Butterfly Hugs in cold process soap, there was some slight acceleration so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help slow the process. However, there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent held up beautifully both in soap and also in candles, bath and body products and aroma beads.

 

Butterfly HugsIf you are looking for something the kids will like and can also be a fun added touch to your creations, give this Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. We are sure you will have fun with it!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilIn Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, effervescent citrus notes and sweet vanilla combine to make this festive fragrance!  It’s got a sparkly, fizzy scent of citrus with hints of rum and a strong base of vanilla! This is truly a fun and unique fragrance!

 

 

 

Vanilla ChampagneWe tested Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in cold process soap and it behaved beautifully! There was no acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a caramel color so we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that if you wish. Champagne Vanilla also had wonderful scent retention in soap, candles and other bath and body products!

 

Vanilla ChampagneA fun fragrance like this needs it’s own recipe so we created one to show off this awesome scent! Vanilla Champagne CP Soap is both a cold process soap with a sweet accent of champagne bottles created from melt and pour soap! A neat addition to any soap display!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleAre you creating a fun, chocolate line of soaps for customers or for gifts? Give this Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil a try and we are sure you will love it! A deep chocolate scent followed by a definite smell of raspberries! Smells just like a chocolate you will get out of a Valentine’s Day box of candy!

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleWe found Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle to work perfectly in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a chocolate brown which just makes the soap that much more realistic. However, if you wish for the soap, candles or bath and body products to not change color we suggest Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle scent retention did well in CP soap after it’s cure and in candles, lotions, perfumes and room scenting.

 

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleIn honor of Valentine’s Day, we created a fun recipe using this yummy fragrance oil. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap recipe looks delicious but is in fact made with whipped soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base! An eye-catching addition to your creations!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesHere is another fun chocolate fragrance to enhance your “dessert” section of your creations! Chocolate Covered Strawberries is true to its name with top notes of strawberries and a hint of orange liquor followed by rich chocolate and vanilla. A definite must have for a Valentine’s Day display!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesDuring our cold process soap testing, we found it to have no acceleration or ricing. There was some separation, but it reabsorbed and set up nicely. It did turn a nice, chocolate brown color which just adds a nice touch to the name. If you choose to keep the color lighter, we suggest adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to your creations to help prevent any oxidation. Chocolate covered Strawberries also performed perfectly in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesWe created a fun and easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Swirled Soap! Using melt and pour soap, rose clay and kaolin powder along with some Organic Cocoa Powder, you’ll have a soap that looks like it was complicated to make, but it really is simple to create!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance OilHere’s a wonderful, masculine fragrance oil for you to try in any recipes you are creating for your men’s line. A deep, intense scent of black pepper and clove followed by a base of woodsy, leather. A very rugged smell!

 

 

 

 

Deadly WeaponDuring our cold process soap testing, Deadly Weapon had some slight acceleration, therefor we suggest soaping at room temperature. There was no ricing, separation and no dis-colorization! Plus, the scent stayed strong and true through the cure. This fragrance oil also performed wonderfully in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in room scenting recipes.

 

Deadly WeaponIf you’re looking for a fun, bath bomb to create for your younger, male clients, this is a winner. A Camouflage Bath Bomb will definitely make bath time fun! We scented it with Deadly Weapon, so not only does it look manly, it will smell manly! Plus, there’s a hidden surprise inside of this bomb that will make bath time that much more exciting!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a definite fun fragrance for the younger girls! Bubblegum, cotton candy, a touch of fruit and vanilla fills the senses when this fragrance oil is released!

 

 

 

 

 

15 best valentine's day fragrancesWhen we tested Fluffy Pink Candy in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was a nice pour, with no ricing or separation! After the initial cure, the scent was strong and true. However it did turn a nice, toffee color. We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this color change in all soaps, candles, and other bath and body products!

 

fluffy Pink candySugar Scrubs are so popular among the younger crowd, so we created a fun Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub that looks just like pink and blue cotton candy! Your bathroom will smell like a candy factory when you get done with bath time since we used Fluffy Pink Candy for the fragrance.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. A true rose scent with nothing added to it to hinder the smell.  It is simply a straight clean rose scent.  In fact, not only is this our most popular rose scent, it is one of our best sellers during the Valentine’s day season.

 

 

 

Fresh Cut Roses

Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil tested perfectly in cold process soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed true and strong after cure time and it also worked well in candles, bath and body products and room scenting! This is a definite must-have for those that like the elegant, timeless fragrances.

 

Fresh Cut rosesWe have a wonderful Rose Lotion recipe that is sure to please your customers, and/or family members. Made with Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and a rose-infused tea, we are sure you will have a keeper among your recipes.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil has a bright, vibrant scent of citrus and pomegranates with a touch of floral, and ginger! This is a Nature’s Garden original and sure to be a true hit among your customers!

 

 

 

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate performed perfectly in our cold process soap testing! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and true after the cure and also when we tested in candles, room scenting and in other bath and body products. A definite winner among soapers!

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate We created this fun zebra-striped candle with Hot Pink Pomegranate in mind! The pink stripes are created using beeswax, displayed around the inside wall of the jar and Soy Wax 444 poured into the jar for the base of your candle! An eye-catching candle, with some added creativity!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Jammin' Rock Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a rockin’ explosion of cherries, raspberries and strawberries with a hint of icy peppermint and old fashioned rock candy! This would be a fun, fragrance addition to a “candy” line-up of bath and body products!

 

 

 

 

Jammin' Rock CandyWe tested Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil in cold process soap with a very positive turnout! There was no ricing, acceleration or separation and the scent retention was strong and true! The color did turn a light beige color which can easily be remedied by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent oxidation. Jammin’ Rock Candy also tested strongly in candles, bath and body products and in room scenting.

 

Jammin' Rock CandyNature’s Garden decided to create a fun soap recipe using this fragrance oil in mind! Lollipop Soap is so easy to create, it may be a sin! Using melt and pour soap, and some Fun Soap colorants, your customers will think this soap was complicated to make. In fact, it is so easy a child could create it! (With the help of an adult of course!)

 

15 Best Valentine’s Fragrances: NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Fragrances NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance OilIt’s been said that strawberries bring out the flavor of the champagne. I believe it to be true, therefore this fragrance oil smells exactly like strawberries and champagne taste! A true berry scent with the effervescence of apples and champagne! This is a Nature’s Garden original best seller!

 

 

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneWhen NG Strawberry & Champagne was tested in cold process soap it performed perfectly! It had a wonderful pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation. There was no discoloring and the scent stayed strong throughout the cure. It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneIn honor of the new year, we created this amazing Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap! A beautiful red and white swirled soap with the cutest champagne bottles created with Diamond melt and pour soap! Looks complicated, but in reality was super easy to create! A wonderful eye-catching addition to your soap line!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil

A playful fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is alluring, energetic, and fun. This fragrance begins with top notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk.  A Best Seller!

 

 

 

When we tested Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found it behaved so nicely! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation! A soaper’s dream! The scent retention stayed strong and true. There was some discoloration to a light beige which can be lessened by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Passionate Kisses scent also has a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads!

 

Well, there you have it! Our 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! We hope you can find some new inspiration for your next soap showing, or for a new line-up among your collection! So enjoy and create with our fragrances! We know you will have the best smelling soap, bath and body products or candles in town! Finally, to see our complete list of Valentine’s scents, click here.