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Candy Corn Tarts

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Candy Corn  Tarts candy corn tar

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

 

Ingredients:

10 ½ oz. Pillar of Bliss Wax

1oz bottle of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

1oz bottle of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle dye

3 tsp.  Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Pouring Pot

3 Clamshell Containers

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon

Measuring Cup

Stirring Spoon

3 Paper Bowls

Tooth Picks

Scale

 

Directions:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Matthew Ward

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Sugar Scrub Cubes

Friday, August 15th, 2014

sugar cube scrub recipeSugar Scrub Cubes

Ready to take a trip back to childhood?  Our sour watermelon sugar scrub cube recipe combines the aroma of a popular candy that kids love, while providing the exfoliation and skin softening qualities that will pamper the ladies.  The same mouth-watering taste of chewy, watermelon starburst candies has been effectively captured in this popular Natures Garden’s fragrance oil.

The creative staff at Natures Garden doesn’t stop there.  These sugar scrubs are a combination of moisturizing glycerin soap, exuberant skin-loving oils, and exfoliating granulated sugar; cleverly packaged in sugar cube shaped clamshell containers. Are you ready for pure bath time enjoyment?

Exfoliation fun has just begun!

Ingredients:

340 grams Granulated Sugar

50 grams Sweet Almond Oil

38 grams Argan oil

10 grams Avocado Oil

175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Whole Poppy Seed

Clamshell Containers- 10 Count

 

Directions:

  1. Lay out 5 of your Clamshell Containers on your work area

 

  1. In a bowl weigh out 340 grams Granulated Sugar and add 5 grams Whole Poppy Seed, set aside

 

  1. Weigh out 175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap and chop it up into small blocks; then put it into a microwave safe bowl and melt it completely into a liquid form inside of the microwave, going in 30 second intervals

 

  1. When the soap is melted add 10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant, 11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, 18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil, 50 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 38 grams Argan Oil, and 10 grams Avocado Oil; and stir

 

  1. Quickly! Pour the contents of the bowl from Step 2 into the soap mixture and mix them with your gloved hand.

 

  1. Pour the contents of the mixed bowl into the 6 cavities of the 5 clamshell molds, even adding a little but more and flattening down the molds when you fill the cavities all the way

 

  1. Put the lids on top of each mold and allow to sit overnight

 

We hope that you enjoy our free sugar scrub cubes recipe!  Natures Garden offers an array of free recipes for candles, soaps, cosmetics, and room scenting.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire list of free recipes and classes, please visit our site.

Matthew Ward
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Chocolate Bath Melts

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

bath melts recipeChocolate Bath Melts

Chocolate; it melts in your mouth.  Now it can melt in your bath!  Let the rich smell of gourmet chocolate consume your bathroom as the natural oils leave a silky smooth softness.  A truly “guilt free” experience.  These organic chocolate bath melts are made with luxurious shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, and real organic chocolate.  So be your own chocolatier and use this fantastic recipe today!

Ingredients:

57 grams Shea Butter
57 grams Mango Butter
113 grams Cocoa Butter Deodorized 
6 grams White Beeswax
3 grams Cocoa Powder Organic
2 grams Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil

 

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:

Candy Sampler Mold from FlexibleMolds.com

Directions:

1.   Weigh out all of the beeswax and butters.

2.   Using a double boiler, start by melting the butters and beeswax.  Melt the ingredients completely.  Do not to get your oils too hot, or you can ruin them.

3.  Once melted, add your cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.  You want the herb to be completely incorporated throughout the entire melted mixture.  This will ensure that the color is evenly mixed throughout your finish product.

4.  Next, add your fragrance oil and stir.

5.  Now, pour mixture into your molds.

6.  Once they have setup enough to move, place it in the freezer for 30 mins.

7.  Remove the melts from the mold.

8.  Place one Gourmet Chocolate Melt into the tub under warm running water.  You will only need one bath melt.

Caution: Your bath tub might be slippery from all of the butters once the bath melt has melted. Please note:  These bath melts will begin to melt just from physical contact with the skin.  It is not advised to ship these during the hotter temperature months.

These chocolate bath melts also make wonderful gifts for your friends and family. So, share your homemade chocolate bath melts with the people you love.

If you would like to view other fabulous recipes formulated by the Creative Team at Natures Garden, please visit our Free Recipes & Classes page of our website.  All of our recipes have been created and tested by our staff so that you can create awesome products right from the start.  Plus, all of our products are priced at wholesale; saving you money on every purchase.

 

 

Matthew Ward
Natures Garden
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Monday, August 11th, 2014

blueberry muffin candlesBlueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

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

Ingredients:

250 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax

250 grams Joy Wax

50 grams Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Brown

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Yellow

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Blue

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Black

1/16 tsp UV Light Inhibitor

2 CD Wicks

2 Votive Wick Pins

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

Cupcakes- Mold Market Mold

Directions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Blackberry Fizz Scent

Monday, August 11th, 2014

fragrance oilBlackberry Fizz Scent

Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil Spotlight

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

What does Blackberry Fizz Smell Like?

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

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil?

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

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

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

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Friday, August 1st, 2014

coffee scrub recipe

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients Needed:

454 grams Whipped Soap Base

152 grams Powdered Sugar

298 grams Brown Sugar

46 grams Café Caramel Fragrance Oil

46 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Brown Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

 

Directions:

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

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

Christian (Recipe Development)
Natures Garden

Clean Crisp Fragrance

Monday, July 28th, 2014

clean fragranceClean Crisp Fragrance

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citronella

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

citronella repelsCitronella and Mosquitoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean Scent

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

clean scent NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our customers are truly amazed at the awesome clean and fresh aroma that is NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance.  A best seller year round, this clean scent smells just like you are drying a load of laundry.  A dead on dupe, this very popular fragrance comes highly recommended; with many people reporting selling out of their products immediately.  A clean scent that is the perfect aroma for any scenting medium, NG Clean Breeze Type is a layered fragrance that melds together creating the perfect scent.  In fact, many of our clients admit that this clean scent is exactly what you want your home to smell like when visitors walk through the door.

What does NG Clean Breeze Type Smell Like?

Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to the smell of the fabric softener.  A fruity floral blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine on a dry down of aquatic notes and musk. One of our favorite scents at NG. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you that are candle crafters and home scenters; this fragrance will make your house smell so good.  Refreshing and crisp, this clean scent is the complete package.  A great deodorizing scent for any room in the house, cars, offices, or dorms; NG Clean Breeze Type is strong in all waxes like: soy wax 415, 444, and 464, Joy wax, Gel wax, WOW wax, Palm Container wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  Once scented, these candles maintain a strong scent throw; both hot and cold.  As for other home scenting ideas; this clean scent makes the perfect room freshening spray and car deodorizer.  As for other mediums, this clean scent is used to make fabulous smelly jellies, strong aroma beads, and can even be used for liquid potpourri and in oil burners too.

On the bath and body end of products, this clean scent is most definitely a keeper.  The usage rate for NG Clean Breeze Type is 5%.  This wonderfully clean scent is used to fragrance:  body oils, melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, foaming hand soaps, whipped body butters, bath gels, and even bath melts.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, get ready to fall in love!  Here are the official results: Love This!  Some acceleration, no separation.  No discoloration. Soaps Great!

Leo Scents

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

leo scentsLeo Scents

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

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

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

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

Leo - Confident, Encouraging, Ambitious, Loyal

Symbol- the Lion

Sign- Fire

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

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

Fruits: Lime, Tangerine, Mandarin

Florals: Orange Blossom, Juniper, Neroli

Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:

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

Hot Pink Lime Scent by Natures Garden

Mandarin Tiki Scent by Natures Garden

Juniper Breeze Scent by Natures Garden

Marmalade Spice Scent by Natures Garden

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