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Feb
14

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring


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How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food ColoringHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring

Are you curious about how to color bath bombs without food coloring? While food coloring may seem like a simple way to color your bath bombs, there are many other fun and beneficial ways to color your bath and body products. First, you can create a variety of lovely colors for your bath bombs with soap colorants. These soap dyes are perfect for creating some vibrant colors that are perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful designs. Also, you can use different powdered herbs to provide your products with colors naturally. While not all herbs can be used to color your bath products, powdered herbs that have vivid colors are perfect for coloring your homemade bath fizzies. Plus, these herbs can provide you bath bombs with some benefits for your skin. So, there are quite a few different options for creating different colors for your bath and body products.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Natural Colorants

A great way to color your bath and body products is by adding some powdered herbs to your bath and body recipes. There are many different types of herbs that can be used to create some lovely shades in your products. Further, these herbs often provide your products with some extra beneficial properties for your skin. Some of these herbs are cleansing, full of nutrients, or soothing for your skin and body. This will provide you with both the benefits of a natural colorant and an effective skin care additive. Plus, coloring your products with herbs allows you to keep your products all natural. So, here are some herbs that we have used as colorants in our bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal Powder

Firstly, you can add color to your bath and body products using activated charcoal powder. This herb is not only great for your skin, but activated charcoal has a rich, dark color that will certainly show in your products. So, this herb is perfect for providing a black color in your bath bombs. In fact, we used this herb to create the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb. This bath product was made with black salt and natural black colorant to create a recipe that resembles an actual lump of coal! Plus, this festive recipe uses our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil to add to the aesthetic of the bath bomb. So, you sure to have a perfect recipe for the holidays.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Beet Root PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Beet Root Powder

One way that you can naturally color your bath bombs is the lovely beet root powder. Simply add some of this powdered herb to your bath bomb recipe and you will have a wonderful color for your bath and body products. One color option for coloring is that you can provide your products with a pretty pink color. Alternatively, you can achieve more of a deep red pink color by adding even more of the powdered herb. Just keep adding the beet root herb until you have the perfect shade. Since we wanted a light shade of pink in the Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe, we only added a bit of Beet Root Powder to our recipe. But, you can always alter the colors for your own recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Also, you can use herbs to naturally color your products with shades of green. Peppermint leaf powder is a perfect way to create lovely and natural earthy green hues. Not only does this herb provide a nice color for your products, but the peppermint herb has been known to be wonderful for clearing sinuses and providing a cooling effect for the skin. So, the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect recipe for creating a naturally beautiful and effective bath product. This herb is used to provide half of our bath bomb with a green color and the other half has been left white with speckles of Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted. So, you are left with a very pretty bath bomb that is perfect for sinus relief.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder OrganicHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder Organic

Another fun way to naturally color your bath and body products is Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder. This powered cocoa is perfect for providing your products with a chocolate brown color that looks absolutely delicious. So, we obviously had to use this natural colorant to color the chocolate chip portion of the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This provides you with adorable ice cream scoops scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. So, these ice cream scoops will smell and look absolutely scrumptious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cosmetic Colorants

While there are many colors that can be created with powdered herbs, there are some hues that can only be obtained with a good colorant. The Natures Garden FUN Soap Colorants are perfect for providing your recipes with bright, inviting colors that make your products look gorgeous. These colors provide you with the creative ability to make all kinds of bath bombs. So, you can use these vibrant colorants to create some amazing bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap Colorant

First, you can use some soap colorants to create some amazing shades of purple. The Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant is an amazing, deep color that is perfect for making homemade bath and body products. One fun way to use this colorant is to create the  Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe. These adorable little bath bomb scoops look just like ice cream. Plus, the mica adds to the colorant to create a beautiful color. Further, the appearance of this bath product pairs wonderfully with the Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil. So, you are sure to love this adorable bath and body product.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

You can create some amazing colors for your bath and body products with Natures Garden soap colorants. One great colorant option is the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This bath and body ingredient is perfect for creating gorgeous shades of blue. Anything from light baby blue to a deep royal blue can be created with this cosmetic colorant. Just change the amount of colorant you include to create a wide array of beautiful shades. We used this lovely blue colorant to create the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath recipe is colored half white and half blue to create a fun bath bomb. Plus, it is scented with our Blueberry Fragrance Oil. So, this bath bomb certainly has the perfect color for the freshly ripened aroma.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, you can create some gorgeous bath bomb recipes with the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. We created the lovely Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe with this colorant and it turned out absolutely beautiful. We used this lovely colorant to perfectly create a delightful gold color by combining the Yellow Oxide colorant with 24K gold mica. This provided our lucky clover bath bombs with the perfect gold color with a lovely shine. So, you will be able to create a gorgeous, shimmering bath bomb with this soap colorant that is sure to wow. 

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Also, you can create some beautiful shades of color for your bath and body products with this cosmetic colorant. So, adding the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant to your bath bomb recipes can provide you with some amazingly vibrant shades of pink for your products. We used this colorant to perfectly color our Muddy Pig Bath Bomb Recipe. The majority of our bath bomb is the gorgeous shade of pink that is as pink as a little piglet. Then, there is a bit of brown added to the bath fizzy as well to create the look of a cute little muggy piggy. Finally, we add a little toy pig for a bath bomb the kids will love. This is the perfect bath and body product that is cute and great for your skin!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Another fun colorant that you can use in your homemade bath bombs is the Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant. This cosmetic colorant is perfect for creating lovely shades of purple for your bath bomb creations. We at Natures Garden used this colorant to create the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe. This pretty bath bomb is a gorgeous light purple hue with mica dust sprinkled on top. So, the product goes perfectly with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil that is in this recipes, as well. You will love the combination of this lovely colorant with the sweet scent of this fragrance oil!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, there are even more colors that you can use in your bath bomb recipes. You can create some gorgeous shades of green with the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant. We used this color along with some of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to create the Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. So, we were able to create the perfect green apple shade of green for our bath bomb! Further, this color perfectly pairs with the Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. This is sure to provide you with a gorgeous bath bomb that smells delicious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Another great colorant that you can use in your bath and body products is the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This soap colorant is a brighter shade of blue that is perfect for creating some vivid shades of blue. We tried out this bath and body colorant in our Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe and it is absolutely perfect for this product. This recipe uses tiny fish sprinkles and a bright, ocean blue to create an amazing bath bomb recipe. Plus, the Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil matches this bath bomb perfectly. Try out our recipe or create your own beautiful blue colored bath bombs.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Using Your Food Dye

Since you have new coloring alternatives to food dye, you may want to figure out how else you can use your food dye. So, leave the soap colorant and naturally coloring herbs for making the bath recipes and let’s have some fun with the leftover food coloring. You can find a few fun ways that you can use food dyes in the article “12 Fun Things to Do With Food Dye”  by Escape Adulthood. This list of ideas contains a variety of fun ways that you can try using your food dyes. This includes recipes like mashed potatoes, coloring flowers, and many other fun ideas. So, check out this list to find some fun and colorful ideas!

We hope that you enjoyed some of the different ways there are to color your bath bomb recipes. If you are interested in finding more colors to work with, then you can find more soap colorants on our website under the FUN Soap Colorants page. Also, you can find more powdered herbs that can be used to naturally color your bath and body products. If you are curious about using any of these colorants or powdered herbs, then feel free to reach out to us either on the phone or on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we can be found on Instagram and Twitter, @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon and that you enjoy creating your beautifully colored bath bombs!

Feb
13

Bath Bombs For Kids


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Bath Bombs For KidsBath Bombs For Kids

As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to get some kids to take a bath. It can literally become a chore for them and for you. Even if they have the tub filled to the top with toys and bubbles, it can still be just a boring chore for them. And while there isn’t anything wrong with bubbles in the bathtub they can also be boring. How about livening up bath time with a fun bath bomb just for kids? Nature’s Garden has created some Bath Bombs for Kids that will surely make bath time a lot less boring and a lot more fun!

The ingredients used in most of the bath bombs are baking soda: a natural deodorizer that helps keep your skin soft and smooth. Citric acid: this ingredient puts the fizz in any bath bomb recipe and also helps the bath bomb produce foam. Each bath bomb has a different oil used that will help keep little one’s skin soft and hydrated after the fun is over.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath Bomb

Bath bombs don’t have to be all girly! This Camouflage Bath Bomb will be a big hit with little boys right off the bat! The cool camo colors of green, tan, brown and black will catch any little boy’s eye right off.  We’ve chosen Deadly Weapon fragrance oil to turn this kid bomb into a big kid bomb! It has a rugged, masculine scent of spice and leather. Tucked inside the bath bomb, though, is a neat little army guy that will appear when the bath bomb has completely dissolved! How neat would these be to create these as a party favor or to just make for any little man in your life?

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath Bomb

Muddy Pig Bath Bomb is a totally cute way for kids to jump in the tub to get themselves clean! It’s a bright pink ball with brown, muddy spots all over it, but what’s inside is what gives this bath bomb its name! A tiny, pink toy pig is hiding in the middle, waiting for bath time to be over! We’ve used baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil to keep your little one’s skin soft and smooth. Butterfly Flower fragrance oil is what we chose for this bomb. A light, green floral bouquet with a touch of tang! It’s the perfect scent for any little kid wanting to get clean.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath Bomb

Cow Pies don’t sound like a good way to get clean! Well, of course, it’s not THAT kind of Cow Pie, but a Cow Pie Bath Bomb! Using the base mix of baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil, your little cowboy or cowgirl will have soft, squeaky clean skin when it’s all said and done. And to keep them in the bath without getting bored a surprise awaits them when the bath bomb has fizzled itself out! A tiny little cow that can hang out in the bathtub with them while they bathe! We chose the fragrance oil Hayride to compliment this farm-inspired bath bomb. A sweet balsam and cedar wood scent to remind you of time spent outdoors!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath Fizzies

Not all bath bombs have to be round in shape. You can mold them into anything or any shape you want! For our Superman Bath Fizzies, we used a mini ice cream scoop and don’t they look just like scoops of Superman Ice Cream? Make sure your kiddos aren’t tempted to take a nibble! With their bright colors of blue, red and yellow they are definitely eye catching! And as they fizzle away in the bathtub, you can smell our Strawberry Soda Pop fragrance oil, that reminds you of fizzy bubbles, strawberries and sugar! This bath fizzie will make bath time a sweet experience!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb

I don’t know too many little boys who are not fascinated at some point with dinosaurs. They’re amazing creatures of the past that make some of us happy that they no longer exist. So if you have a little boy or even a little girl that loves dinosaurs, this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb would be a perfect bath time treat for them. On the outside, it looks like a dinosaur egg, and each layer reveals a new color as it melts away in the bath water until out pops a baby dinosaur that was waiting to hatch! The fun part is not knowing what kind of dinosaur is hiding inside. Kids can have fun guessing which type of dinosaur will appear before the bath ends! To help give this bath bomb a tropical feel, we chose Bermuda Triangle fragrance oil. An excellent fruity blend of melons and citrus fruit with the sweet tang of McIntosh apples!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath Bomb

Here’s another fun, hidden toy bath bomb that reminds you of the sea! With it’s bright, neon blue color and candy fish sprinkles on top, this Fish Toy Bath Bomb is a perfect addition to any kid’s bath time! Scented with Mermaid Kisses fragrance oil, your bathroom will smell like a soft, floral underwater playground. When the bath bomb has fizzled out, what kind of surprise is going to pop out? What kind of fish? You’ll have to wait until bath time over to see!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath Bomb

I bet you didn’t think taking a bath at Christmas time could be festive. Well, it can! Not only are these cute Christmas Tree bath bombs fun to have for the kids to use but they would make adorable little stocking stuffers or even a cute addition to a soap and lotion gift basket creation. You can even decorate these bath bombs with some round candy sprinkles for ornaments. We’ve chosen our Kringleberry fragrance oil that has a Christmas-y aroma of spiced oranges, apples and evergreen.

 

Bath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath BombBath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath Bomb

These fun bath bombs don’t have to be just for the kids. They don’t need to know that mom used one when she was soaking off some stress in a nice hot bath! These Cotton Candy bath bombs are perfect for kids or adults! So simple to make and the Cotton Candy fragrance oil that smells of strawberry and vanilla will fill your bathroom and leave it smelling like a carnival!

 

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb

Now, these peeps are for bathing and not eating! They truly look like the marshmallow treat so warn your kiddos to not take a nibble. To give these Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs an even more realistic appearance, we’ve covered them in sugar to give them the feel of the popular Easter snack! The sugar also makes a nice, natural exfoliate to help keep the skin soft and smooth. We have chosen our Honey Almond fragrance oil that is a delicate, sweet scent of almonds, vanilla and honey.                                                                                              This is a very nice scent for kids.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies

This looks almost too cute to use, but if your kid is frustrating about taking baths, bribe them with this fun bath fizzy! Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies do not look like your typical bath bomb, but that’s okay! You get the same reaction in your bath water just like you would with a regular bath bomb. We got creative using Hawaiian Black Salt for the dirt and little white candy ball sprinkles added in to make it look more like potting soil! Hawaiian Black Salt also makes a wonderful exfoliator that is both gentle and beneficial to the skin! Even kids’ tender skin! The fragrance oil we chose was Mr. Pepper MD which smells incredibly similar to the always popular soda pop, Dr. Pepper. When it’s bath time, scoop a spoonful of bath fizzy into the water and let the kids soak away! Toss in one of the little, plastic snakes for the kids to play with and when bath time’s over, dry off Mr. Snake and poke him back into the jar!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Here we have one of our newest recipes, our Sugar Plum Bath Bomb! A perfect way to get any little girl to have some tub time! It’s perfectly purple with a little sparkle added to it from diamond dust mica and of course the fragrance oil that inspired it, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A sweet and spicy blend of plums, cherries, cinnamon and clove! This recipe, however, differs slightly than the others. In addition to baking soda, citric acid and a cosmetic oil, we have incorporated Sodium Cocyl Isethionate or SCI. This ingredient is popular in bubble bars, bath bombs and in shampoos. It is a gentle foaming agent. So, not only will this bath bomb leave your skin soft and silky, it will perform a fizzing and foaming dance in your bath tub!

 

Bath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble BarsBath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble Bars

This is a fun recipe for young ones and tweens! With the addition of bright neon FUN Soap Colorants and the sparkle of diamond dust, your kids bath time will leave their skin soft with a touch of sparkle!  While it is actually a bubble bar, we thought it was worth mentioning. We’ve used Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, or SCI, in this recipe that let’s your Galaxy Bubble Bar give off some foam for that “bubble” action. We chose Grape Happy Camper Fragrance oil for this recipe that is a sweet, juicy grape scent that will remind you a popular hard candy that you enjoyed as a child!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath CookiesBath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath Cookies

These Monster Bath Cookies may look like a Halloween sweet treat but try not to let the kids take a nibble! We’ve used cocoa butter in this recipe that will leave the skin soft and nourished. We’ve also used Epsom salts that is very beneficial to the skin, young or old. With some fun edible eyeballs peeking out of the green cookie, your kids will have a blast watching this cookie fizzle and bubble away at bath time! We also used our Magic Potion fragrance oil that gives this bath cookie an extra Halloween boost! It is a fruity blend of peaches, grapes and plums with a touch of rose!

 

 Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies

How about setting out a plate of these Christmas Bath Cookies out, but not for Santa! Display these bath treats in your bathroom to use during the holiday season! They look so much like Christmas cookies that you may have to put a warning label on them to not consume! These bath cookies have a couple of extra touches added to give you more than a bath bomb! The cookie part is the bath bomb part and the frosting on the cookie is a mixture of whipped soap base and coco butter melt and pour soap! Kind of like you can have your cake and eat it to! You can have a bath bomb and get clean, soft skin also! Of course, this bath treat smells amazing since we used our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil! A true bakery scent of vanilla and buttery cookie!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath Fizzies

Now wouldn’t these Easter Egg Bath Fizzies would make a cute addition to a basket full of the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs? These eggs are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients of baking soda and citric acid, and are super easy to make! To create the egg shape you will use fillable plastic Easter eggs as your mold and some pretty FUN Soap Colorants. Before you know it you will have 10 fizzy eggs made in no time at all! We chose our Jelly Bean fragrance oil that has an amazing cherry scent with a touch of vanilla and musk! These eggs, along with the Bunny Peeps would also make a cute little gift bag to add to a child’s Easter basket!

So there you go! If your tired of bath time being a chore for your little one, or are just looking to expand your children’s line of products,  these bath bombs for kids are a fun way to go! We hope we have helped inspired you with some of these fun recipes that are truly simple to make. Have fun creating!

Feb
08

Neapolitan Candle Recipe


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Neapolitan Candle RecipeNeapolitan Candle Recipe

Did you know that Neapolitan ice cream originated in the late 19th century in Italy? Most likely in the city of Naples. Italy was actually the originator or all ice cream, or gelato if you will. Neapolitan ice cream was actually inspired by Spumoni. Spumoni is a three flavored ice cream that used pistachio, cherry and chocolate ice cream with a fruit and nut layer in between. So why vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate? When ice cream made it’s way to the states these were the most popular flavors at the time. And in elementary school, do you remember sampling freeze-dried Neapolitan Ice Cream that the astronauts were able to take with them into space? I can remember! The texture was crumbly and it melted quickly the minute it touched your tongue, but I’ll stick to the regular Neapolitan ice cream thank you very much! Who doesn’t love this classic flavor?  You have three yummy flavors all in one bite! Today, Nature’s Garden is sharing with you their Neapolitan Candle Recipe. An eye-catching layered candle recipe to mimic this classic, old-time ice cream.  When you have finished creating this fun new candle, check out an easy recipe for Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake! It’s truly magnifico!

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Ingredients You Will Need Found At Nature’s Garden

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies needed

  • 16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Stove
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper Bowl
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Pecans Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: German Chocolate Cake Fragrance Oil

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: The 3 Fragrance OilsFor this candle recipe, we will be using three different Nature’s Garden fragrance oils for the chocolate, strawberry and vanilla layers of your homemade candle. For the chocolate layer, we have chosen German Chocolate Cake Fragrance Oil. It smells of rich chocolate cake with hints of pecans, vanilla, and coconut.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil. This is a perfect blend of sweet strawberries and the tangy scent of rhubarb and an undertone of flaky pie crust.

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil

Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil

The last oil is Vanilla Insanity fragrance oil. The strongest vanilla scent that we offer!  It is a sweet vanilla scent with notes of French Vanilla, creamed butter, cotton candy, maple sugar, and of course, vanilla beans.

All three of these fragrances will blend and compliment each other as your candle burns through the layers. You will have a house smelling of an Italian bakery!

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare wax for the Strawberry Embeds Part 1

We will be using our Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax for our embeds.  Pillar of Bliss is a soy and paraffin blend that has wonderful scent retention as well as a wonderful cold and hot throw. To work with Pillar of Bliss, melt the wax to a temperature of 195 degrees F and add your color. Let the wax cool to 180 degrees Fahrenheit before adding your fragrance and let it cool to 175 degrees Fahrenheit before pouring into your molds. When melting any kind of wax, though, we suggest the double boiler method. Place on your stove, an old cake pan or pot with at least a 1/2 inch of water, place your pouring pot inside the cake pan or pot to create a double boiler.

For our Neapolitan Candle Recipe, we need to first prepare the strawberry embeds that will top your candle. Using a double boiler, melt 2 grams of Pillar of Bliss candle Wax.

Prepare the Strawberry Embeds:  Adding the Candle Dye

Prepare the Strawberry Embeds:  Adding the Candle DyeYou always want to be careful adding candle dye to your creation. Our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is concentrated and a little can go a long way.  Always start small to test the color you are trying to achieve. We suggest using toothpicks for this process. So take a toothpick, dip into the green Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. Now you dip the toothpick into the melted wax. Mix to incorporate the color.

 

Then you fill only the leaf portion of the strawberries embed mold. Let this cool down and harden.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the wax for the Strawberries Embed Part 2

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the wax for the Strawberries Embed Part 2Next, we need to prepare the red wax for the strawberries. Using your double boiler, melt 10 grams of Pillar of Bliss, stirring to help with the melting process. Take your toothpick, dip it into your red Spectrum Liquid candle dye and add it to your melted wax.  Next, add 1 gram of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate it. Now you can add this melted wax to into the remaining portion of the strawberry cavity. Allow this to setup before removing from the mold. Set your strawberry aside to top your candle later.

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan Embeds

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan EmbedsNow we are going to work on our pecan embeds. First, you need to weigh out 20 grams of Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Then, using your double boiler melt the wax, stirring occasionally. Once this has melted, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown Spectrum liquid candle dye and yellow Spectrum liquid candle dye. Stir to incorporate this and then pour into your pecan embed mold.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan Embeds
You will make 6 pecans total. Allow your pecan embeds to cool and setup.  Once they have setup, remove your pecans from the mold and set them aside
.  We will need them when we begin topping our candle later.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepping your Candle Jar

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepping your Candle JarNow you will want to prepare your candle jar. First and foremost you will need to have the correct size wick for your jar of choice. Prior to ordering wicks, measure the diameter of your jar. The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your jar. We are going to use 2 CD-10 size wicks. CD wicks are our most popular candle wicks. They are easy to work with and give a nice, clean burn for your candle. If you need further assistance with figuring out your wick size, check the description of the wicks for size recommendations based on the diameter of your jar. Once you have chosen your wick, you will use your hot glue gun to firmly adhere the wicks to the bottom of your container. Simply dab a bit of glue to the bottom of the metal part of your wick and press it firmly to the bottom of your jar. Repeat the process for the second wick. Keep in mind that as your candle cools, adjust your wicks so that they are straight and stay centered.

Another trick that you can do to make pouring your wax easier is to warm your jar beforehand. Simply turn your oven on to the lowest temperature, place the container on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. You do not want your jar hot, Just warm and still easy to handle without burning yourself. Warming your jars prior to pouring into them will help the wax adhere to the jars better.  This will help eliminate the wet spot look.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate Wax

Let’s talk Joy Wax. Nature’s Garden Joy Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that is amazingly easy to work with. It melts beautifully and sets up smooth and creamy. You also get an awesome cold and hot scent throw! When working with Joy Wax, we suggest melting to 200 degrees F. You can add your candle dye at this temperature, but allow it cool to a temperature of 170-175 degrees Fahrenheit before adding your fragrance. When your wax has cooled to 160-165 Fahrenheit you can pour your wax into your container of choice.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate WaxWeigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt using your double boiler. Once this has melted you will need to add a tiny amount of brown Spectrum liquid candle dye using your toothpick. You are going for a chocolate color. Mix this to blend well. When your wax has cooled to the suggested 170 degrees F you may now add 9 grams of German Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Stir well to incorporate the fragrance.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate Wax

 

Next,  pour the candle wax into your prepared jar.You need to allow this wax to cool and set, adjusting your wicks so they stay centered in your candle jar.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the First Layer of Strawberry Wax

Next, melt 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt in your double boiler. Once again, using a toothpick, add a tiny bit of red liquid candle dye to your melted wax and blend well. You are going for a pink color for this layer.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

 

 

Allow the wax to cool to the suggested temperature and then add 9 grams of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil. Stir this to blend the oil and wax well.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

 

 

Pour this candle wax directly on top of your chocolate layer and allow this layer to cool adjusting your wicks as it sets up before moving on.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

Now we are going to create the vanilla layer of our candle. Once again, weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt in your double boiler.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

Once this has fully melted and cooled to 170 degrees, add 9 grams of Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil. Stir well to blend the fragrance and melted wax.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

 

Pour the white wax directly on top of the pink wax and once again, allowing this layer to cool and harden, adjusting your wicks straight before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Chocolate Layer

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Chocolate LayerNow, it’s time to work on the second half of the candle. We will start with the chocolate layer. Weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt the candle wax in your double boiler. Once it has completely melted, add the brown Spectrum liquid candle dye using the toothpick method. Stir to incorporate the colorant and once the wax has cooled to the correct temperature, add 9 grams of German Chocolate Cake fragrance oil and stir well to combine. Pour this wax on top of your cooled and set strawberry layer. Allow this to cool and set up before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Strawberry Layer

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Strawberry LayerNext, it’s time for the second strawberry layer. Weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt the Joy Wax in the double boiler. Once that has melted completely you can add in your toothpick of red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix to combine. Once again, allow the wax to cool before adding in 9 grams of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil and mix well. Pour this strawberry layer onto the chocolate layer and allow to cool and harden before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped WaxNeapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

Next comes the “whipped cream” for your candle. First, weigh out 150 grams of Joy Wax and once again, melt it in your double boiler. Once this is completely melted and cooled, add 15 grams of Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil and stir well to incorporate the scent. Carefully pour into your mixing container and allow this melted candle wax to begin to setup. Now, begin whipping the wax to a frosting-like consistency.

 

Next, top your candle with the whipped wax giving it the look of a whipped cream topped sundae and then place your strawberry and pecan embeds on top for the final touch! You may want to use your candle right away, but it is suggested to allow your candle to cure for about 3 days.  Then, trim your wicks to about 1/4″ before burning your homemade candle.

So would you like a cool looking cake to go along with your cool looking candle? Check out this very easy recipe for Neapolitan Ice Cream from Food Network. This amazing looking dessert is created with yummy layers of ice cream sandwiches, strawberry and mint chocolate ice cream and topped off with a chocolate hard shell topping. The colors of the ice cream are reminiscent of the original Neapolitan ice cream when it was first created but I believe you can use any flavors you choose. This recipe is perfectly easy and impressive! I know I am impressed with how it looks and I am also pretty sure I am ready for some dessert!

Feb
02

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe


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Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

Our next soap project is a swirled melt and pour soap project.  While cold process soap is often swirled, melt and pour soap can be a little harder to get the same type of swirl.  However, with the addition of clays and powders, it can be done.  Our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe was inspired uses Natures Garden’s Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  We were since the fragrance oil itself contains notes of both jasmine and vanilla, we were inclined to incorporate whole jasmine flowers as well as vanilla powder.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
French Green Clay Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vanilla Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Jasmine Flowers Whole
Whipped Soap Base
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (4)
Hand Mixer

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the fragrance oil that we will be using.  This soapmaking project uses, what else, Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  February 2018’s fragrance of the month. Tuberose essential oil is extremely expensive, and is used in the most exquisite fine fragrances.  We have done our very best to create a fragrance oil with the same aroma as this expensive essential oil; while adding complimentary notes to make this fragrance well-balanced.  Natures Garden’s moonlight tuberose fragrance begins with top notes of white pear and green apple;  followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger;  sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods.  An NG Original fragrance!

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: French Green Powder

Next, let’s look at our first clay in this recipe.  French green clay powder is the most frequently used clay by health professionals and spas to treat skin conditions, to nourish the skin, and to remove impurities.  Green clay is light green in color when dry, but turns dark green when wetting agents are added.  French green clay is very nutritious for the skin. Due to the nutrients in French Green Clay, it is used in many cosmetics, soap, and skincare recipes.  French Green Clay powder can be added to both cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes for increased cleansing ability and natural exfoliation.  French green clay will produce a natural green color in soap recipes.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Rose Clay Powder

We also used rose clay powder in this soap making recipe.  Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite.  Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin.  Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation.  Rose clay is typically used as an ingredient in cosmetics, soap, facial masks, and mud baths; providing skin-loving minerals, but also naturally coloring your finished products.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Kaolin White Clay Powder

Our final clay is the kaolin white clay powder.  Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  Kaolin clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Natures Garden’s white clay can be used in formulations as a thickener, and added to bath bombs to harden them.   Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin; removing toxins.

 

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

First, we will prepare our colorants.  We will use two shades of green, a dark red, and a white soap for this recipe.  You will need to have a total of four disposable cups. You will also need to have your clays, vanilla powder, vegetable glycerin, and colorants out.  Once you have mixed all of the powders and colorants together, you can set each one aside, for now.  We will use them in a later step.

Colorant Amounts for the Light Green SoapColorant Amounts for the Light Green Soap:

10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
20 drops Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

So, first, we will prepare the colorant for the light green soap.  In your first disposable cup, weigh out 10 grams of kaolin clay powder.  Then, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Next, add 2 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant along with 20 drops of the lime green soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Red Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the Red Soap Portion:

10 grams of Rose Clay Powder
10 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
6 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
22 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

 

Next, we will prepare the colorant for the red portion of soap.  You will need your second disposable cup.  Weigh out 10 grams of your rose clay powder.  Then, add 22 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Again, by creating a paste the colorant will disperse better in your melted soap.  Once your clay mixture is clump free, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s neon pink FUN Soap Colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of the tomato soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Dark Green Soap Portion:

12 grams of French Green Clay Powder
21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin
7 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Now, we will prepare the colorant for the dark green soap.  In your third disposable cup, weigh out 12 grams of green clay powder.  Then, add 21 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, add 7 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the White Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the White Soap Portion:

9 grams of Vanilla Powder
13 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Lastly, we will prepare the vanilla powder for the white soap.  In your last disposable cup, weigh out 9 grams of vanilla powder.  Then, add 13 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, stir to mix the vanilla powder and vegetable glycerin together.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap

Now, we will begin preparing the soap that will be used in the soap loaf.  This soap will later be divided and added to our cups containing the colorants we created.  You will need your fragrance oil and your yogurt melt and pour soap base.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe Total Recipe Weights

1408 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
70 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

First, you will need a total of 1408 grams of Natures Garden’s yogurt mp soap base.  To start, cut the soap into small cubes.  Then, use a microwave to melt the soap.  You want to melt the soap in 30-second intervals until it is melted completely.  Stir between each 30-second burst.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap

At this time, you will need to separate the soap.  You will need the four cups containing the colorants that you prepared earlier.  To each of your cups, add 452 grams of the melted soap.  Stir the contents of each of your cups to fully blend the colorant with the melted yogurt soap.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the MoldMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the Mold

A melt and pour swirling technique makes pouring the soap into the mold a little bit different.  You will need to of the cups of soap and your square loaf mold.  It does not matter which colors you choose.  Now, place one cup in your left hand and the other in your right hand.  Pour the contents of each cup into the mold at the same time.

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Soap Frosting

Now, we will prepare the whipped soap frosting.  The whipped soap base will be used to top our soap loaf.  It will have a fluffy consistency.  We will use a hand mixer to fluff the soap base.  So, you will need your hand mixer.  We will also be adding vegetable glycerin along with yogurt melt and pour soap.  By adding melt and pour soap, the soap frosting will setup, making packaging your soap easier. Your frosting will harden instead of remaining soft and sticking to your packaging.

Whipped Soap Total Recipe Weights:

250 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
250 grams Whipped Soap Base
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vanilla Powder

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Whipping the Soap Base

First, weigh out 250 grams of the Natures Garden’s whipped soap base.  To the same bowl, add 25 grams of Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil and 25 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Then, use your hand mixer to fluff the whipped base to a fluffy frosting consistency.  Once you have fluffed your soap base, set this bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you will need an empty mixing bowl.  In this bowl, weigh out 250 grams of the yogurt melt and pour soap base.  Then, use a microwave oven to melt the mp soap.  You will want to melt your soap base in 30-second increments until the soap is completely melted an in a liquid state.  You will want to stir the soap base in between each 30- second burst.  Once the soap has melted, remove it from the microwave.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Mixing the Whipped Soap With the Yogurt Soap

Before we begin mixing the whipped soap base with the yogurt soap, I want to mention, you will need to move quickly as your soap frosting will setup very quickly.  So, add the melted yogurt soap base to the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Once again, you will need your hand mixer.  Finally, use your hand mixer to fluff the soap to that same frosting consistency.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap Loaf

Finally, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Add the whipped soap frosting to the top of your loaf.  You will want to top your soap in the same manner you would frost a cake.  Once you have added you soap frosting, we will add a few finishing touches.  Add a couple grams of the jasmine flowers.  Lastly, dust your soap with a tiny bit of the diamond dust mica pigment.  You will not need much of the diamond dust mica pigment, less than a gram will do.  Once your soap has completely setup, use your mitre box and cutter to slice the soap loaf just like you would cut a loaf of bread.

Once your soap is created, show us your finished soap!  We would love to see homemade mp soap!  Post pictures of your Moonlight Tuberose scented swirled soap or other creations on our Facebook page!  In addition, you can find Natures Garden on both our Twitter and Instagram pages @ngscents.

If you have enjoyed this soap making recipe, then, be sure to stop by and check out our recipe box!  Whether you are a candle maker, soap maker, cosmetic maker, or just love Natures Garden fragrance oils, there is something you are sure to love in our recipe box!  Our recipe box allows you to download free PDF classes and recipes.  We offer free downloadable classes and free tutorials on soap making, candle making, cosmetic making and much more.

 

Feb
01

Types of Candle Wax


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Types of Candle WaxTypes of Candle Wax

Often, here at Natures Garden, we are asked about the different types of candle wax that we carry.  For beginners, it can be difficult to know which wax to use and when to use.  From pillar wax to container wax or granulated waxes or wax in flake form, below, we will talk about all of the waxes that Natures Garden carries, what to use them for, and what for they come in.

Types of Candle Wax: Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax

Before we begin looking closely at the different types of candle waxes, we would like to talk about the difference between a container wax and pillar wax.  You might wonder why you would even need two types of wax.  Well, there are differences in the two types.

Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax: Container Wax

So, first we will talk about a container wax.  Container waxes are created specifically for container candles.  When creating a container candle, it is important that your candle wax adheres to your container.  If the wax doesn’t adhere properly to your jar, your candles will end up looking like they have wet spots.  While, yes, this can still happen with containers, it inevitable when you use pillar wax in a container.  This is why you will find container waxes to be softer.  Container waxes can come in many forms.  It can come in flake form, granulated form, and even slab form.  Natures Garden carries the following container waxes; Joy Wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, several types of soy wax, and gel wax.

Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax: Pillar Wax

Next, let’s take a look at pillar wax.  Pillar waxes are created to be a harder wax. This is important because a harder wax will release more easily from your candle molds.  This makes pillar waxes perfect to use when creating both pillar candles as well as wax melts.

Types of Candle Wax: Soy Waxes

First, we will talk about the three soy waxes that Natures Garden carries.  We carry three types of soy wax.  Soy wax will give you a clean burn.  All three soy waxes are Golden Brand waxes.  They all come in flake form.  They should all be used only for container candles as the setup wax will be too soft for tarts.  However, if you really want to use them for wax melts, you can add stearic acid to help harden the wax a bit.  Below, we will take a closer look at all three of these waxes.

Soy Waxes: NG 100% Soy Wax

We will start by looking at NG 100% Soy Wax.  This wax is a pure soy wax that does not contain any additives and is kosher.  It is also known as Golden Brands 415 Soy Wax.  As I said before, it should be used for container candles.  It will be too soft to use for your pillar candles.  Next, we will talk about a few things you should know about straight soy wax.  Soy wax can have a rougher finish and issues with frosting.  This is just the nature of soy wax.  There can also be more of an issue with glass adhesion.  So, when working with soy wax, it is very important to warm your jars before pouring the candle wax into them.  In addition, it can be harder to get a really strong scent throw with soy wax, when compared with paraffin.  Since there can be some issues with frosting, scent throw, and glass adhesion with a straight soy wax, Golden Brands has created a couple of other natural soy waxes to help with some of these issues.

Soy Waxes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

So, the first natural and kosher soy wax is the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444.  This soy candle wax has soy based additives to help with some the issues that you can have with the 415 soy wax.  This particular container candle wax has a higher melt point.  Since it has a higher melt point, the candle wax will retain a higher fragrance load.  The melt point of the 444 soy wax has a melt point of 119-125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soy Waxes: Golden Brands Soy Wax 464

Now, we will take a closer look at the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464.  So, this soy wax, like the 415 and 444, is still natural and kosher.  However, this wax contains soy based additives that will help with glass adhesion.  The reason this soy wax will adhere better to your jars is because the melt point is lower.  The melt point of the 464 candle wax is 113-119 degrees Fahrenheit.

Types of Candle Wax: WOW Wax

Next, we will talk about Natures Garden’s WOW Wax.  This candle wax comes in a slab form.  However, it is very soft.  In fact, it is so soft that you can cut it with a butter knife.  This candle wax is a single pour wax comprised of mainly paraffin wax.  Paraffin wax will give you the best scent throw compared to other candle waxes along with a nice creamy finish without the frosting that you can get from soy wax.  It is used for container candles.

Types of Candle Wax: Joy Wax

Our next container wax is Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Joy wax is a combination of  soy wax, food grade paraffin, vegetable waxes and other proprietary ingredients.  It, like our WOW Wax, comes in slab form.  It, too, is soft enough to cut with a butter knife.  This is my personal go to wax for container candles.  Since it is made of both paraffin and soy, I think of it as the best of both worlds.  It has soy in the wax, which will give you a cleaner burn compared to a straight paraffin.  In addition, it has paraffin in the wax.  This will give you a nice creamy finish along with a better scent throw when compared to a straight soy wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Gel Wax

Now, we will take a look at our next container wax, gel wax.  Natures Garden carries Penreco’s patented medium density gel wax.  Gel wax sets up to look, well, like gel.  Gel wax is a transparent, rubbery compound composed of mineral oil and polymer resin. So, it really does create a truly unique candle.  You can use embeds and micas with this candle wax.

However, there are a few differences when compared to other container waxes.  First, the flash point of the fragrance oil being used needs to be at least 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  In addition, you need to check for solubility.  Basically, you want to make sure that the oil will mix properly with the gel wax.  You will want to test the fragrance oil in mineral oil.  You can easily do this by mixing the your fragrance oil with mineral oil.  So, first, ensure that the flash point is 170 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.  If it is, it may be able to be used in gel wax.  However, you need to test it in mineral oil.  Simply mix the fragrance oil 50/50 with mineral oil.  Once you mix the fragrance oil, check for any separation, cloudiness, or striations.  If none of these are present, it should do well in gel wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Palm Wax

Next, we will look at palm wax.  Natures Garden’s palm wax come only from sustainable sources. We are pleased to affirm that the palm oil used by our company originates from reputable plantation companies who are members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA). MPOA, together with many other stakeholders, has pioneered the establishment of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  You can read more about this in the description of the palm waxes on our website.  Palm wax is another unique wax that has a crystal-like finish to it.  It is a beautiful wax.  We carry it in both a pillar wax form and a container wax.  Both types of wax are a granulated wax so, it is very easy to work with.

Palm Wax: Container Wax

First, our palm container wax.  This wax can be used for container candles.  So, if you are using a jar, you want to use this wax.  Once your candle sets up, it will have a crystaline finish.  It truly creates a stunning natural container candle.

 

Palm Wax: Pillar Wax

Finally, we have our palm pillar wax.  You can use palm pillar wax when creating homemade pillar candles.  The pillar wax will easily release from your candle mold.  The palm pillar wax can also be used to create natural wax melts.  They will also have the same crystal effect as the container wax.  This is my go to wax for both pillar candles and wax melts due to the crystals that appear on the finished candles and melts.

Types of Candle Wax: Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

Let’s look at Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss candle wax.  This pillar wax is a blend, containing more than 50% soy wax.  However, it also includes paraffin.  So, this wax, like the Joy Wax, will have a smooth and creamy finish.  You can use Pillar of Bliss candle wax for both your pillars and wax melts.  It has excellent cold and hot throw.  It also comes in a granulated form.  In addition to using it for pillar candles, it can be used to create granulated container candles.  These types of candles are popular for projects with children and adults alike.  You can even create granulated candles without melting your candle wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Beeswax

Now, we will talk about beeswax.  Beeswax comes from the bee hive and is filtered.  In addition, our beeswax is naturally bleached by the sunlight.  It can be used to create homemade candles.  This wax can even be used to make a rolled beeswax candle.  We have even used it in candles like our zebra print candle to create the zebra stripes in a soy wax candle.  It comes in a pellet form.  You can also use white beeswax in cosmetic recipes as well.

If you are looking for recipes or ideas on how to use each candle wax Natures Garden carries, click the link to each wax.  Above the picture on our website, you will find a green recipe tab with a variety of tutorials for each type of wax.  Once you create your candles, show off your creations!  Tag us on social media.  You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  Or post your pictures on our Facebook page!

Jan
31

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe


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Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe

Our next recipe from Natures Garden is a bubbling bath salts recipe.  With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, we really thought you would enjoy this recipe.  We’ve scented it with Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil and added a couple different types of cosmetic salts.  In addition, we added some fun layers to give our layered bath salts some added interest.  Finally, we’ve added sodium cocoyl isethionate, which just happens to be my absolute favorite ingredients.  If you have tried adding it to your products yet, you are missing out.  SCI will leave your skin so soft and silky, it is AMAZING!  I consider this ingredient a must have for those creating their own bath and body products.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
Dead Sea Salt High Mineral Fine Ground
Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
24K Gold Mica Pigment
8 oz Clear PET Jar
70/400 Black Straight Smooth Lid

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Other Equipment or Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (4)
Mixing Spoon
Scale

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: A Closer Look at the Ingredients

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients.  In this recipe we scented it with cool cilantro to give your an uplifting and refreshing feel.  In addition, we used a couple of salts in these bubbling bath salts.  Finally, we have added sodium cocoyl isethionate to not only add bubbles to your bath tub, but also to leave your skin feeling silky and smooth.  So, read on for an in depth look at each of the ingredients that we used in this recipe.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Cool Cilantro Fragrance OilBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil

Cool Cilantro fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a single note of freshly picked cilantro herb. This rejuvenating fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil to obtain a very true to name scent. A great refreshing fragrance oil perfect for being creative by mixing it with other scents or great to use alone too.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a gentle surfactant derived from coconut. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) acts as a foaming and cleansing ingredient. SCI leaves your skin feeling soft and silky. This is an ingredient used in products like soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and shampoo.  Recommended usage rate: 3%-20%

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Dead Sea Salt High Mineral Fine GroundBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Dead Sea Salt High Mineral Fine Ground

The Dead Sea is known for its Dead Sea salt; which is said to help heal the body.  Dead Sea salt contains the following beneficial minerals:  Potassium, Magnesium, Bromide, and Calcium Chloride.  The magnesium found in Dead Sea salt helps to calm the nervous system, and helps combat aging, water retention, and stress. Potassium provides the body with energy.  Bromides help to reduce muscle tension.  Calcium increases circulation, and helps prevent water retention. Dead Sea salt is used to make scented bath salts, in some cosmetics, and to make soap salt bars.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse GroundBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground

Hawaiian black sea salt has a brilliant black color and silky texture.  The salt is from the Pacific sea, and is combined with activated charcoal. This compliments the natural salt flavor and adds numerous health benefits to the salt.  This salt is considered Kosher, all natural.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: 24K Gold Mica Pigment

Mica adds shimmer to your body and bath products. Mica can also be used in glycerin soap and gel wax to create a pearl appearance. A little bit goes a long way! Our mica is cosmetic grade; safe for use in lip products.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Kelly Green FUN Soap ColorantBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Pigment dispersed in vegetable glycerin. Uses: Melt and pour soap, Cold process soap, cosmetics. Stable and non-bleeding . Contains no carmine. Not for use in lip products.  Ingredients: Glycerine, Chromium Oxide Green (77288)

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
420 grams Dead Sea Salt
60 grams Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
41 grams Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil
4 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams of 24K Gold Mica Pigment

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out the Hawaiian Black Salt

To begin, you will need a small bowl.  Then, weigh out 60 grams of the coarse Hawaiian Black Salt.  I chose to leave this portion scent free.  Since it is black, I worried the oil might cause the activated charcoal that is naturally present in the salt to bleed into other layers.  So, simply weigh out the salt and set the bowl aside.  We will need it when we begin layering our bubbling bath salts recipe.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out the Dead Sea Salt

First, you will need a deep mixing bowl.  You will need to weigh out 420 grams of the Dead Sea salt.  If you notice any clumps in the salt, use your hands to break them up.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Now, we will be adding the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI, to the mixture.  So, tare out your scale and add 410 grams of the SCI.  Again, if you find any clumps, be sure to break them up.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil

The next step is adding the fragrance oil.  You want to add your fragrance oil directly to the same mixing bowl.  So, to your mixing bowl, add 41 grams of Natures Garden’s Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil.  Then, using your hands, mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until everything is evenly and fully combined.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Separating the Bath Salts

Next, we will begin separating our bath salts.  You will two additional bowls.  In the first bowl, add 208 grams of the salt mixture.   To the second bowl, you will also add 208 grams of the salt mixture.  The remaining salt mixture can stay in the same bowl.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Bath Salts

Our layered bubbling bath salts recipe will be colored in four different ways.  First, we will use a FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  Then, we will leave one layer its natural color.  Our third layer in the foaming bath salts will be colored with a shimmering 24K gold mica pigment.  Lastly, our final layer is our Hawaiian black salt.  Hawaiian black salt is naturally colored with activated charcoal, so we will not need to color that layer either.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Green Bath Salts

We will begin with the bowl of our largest portion of bath salts.  Your largest portion of the bath salts will be colored with the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  So, to the largest portion of bath salts, add 4 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, use your hands to mix the colorant completely with the salt mixture.  Also, make sure the mixture is free of any clumps.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Gold Bath Salts

Next, you will begin coloring your gold bath salts.  So, in the bowl containing one of the two smaller portions of bath salts, we will add mica.  To this bowl, add 4 grams of your 24K gold mica pigment from Natures Garden.  Then, mix the mica into the bath salts using your hands.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Uncolored Bath Salts

Next, you simply need to know that the remaining smaller bowl of uncolored bath salts will be left as it is.  However, I do suggest mixing the the bath salts with your hands at this time.  As you are mixing, check for any clumps.  If you find clumps break them up before we begin layering our bath salts in our jars.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Coarse Hawaiian Black Salt

Finally, since Hawaiian black salt is already black in color, we will not need to do anything with the salt.  It is naturally perfect just the way it is!

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Prepare Your Jars

Before we begin packaging our layered bath salts, we will need to prepare our jars.  This recipe will make four 8 ounce jars of bubbling bath salts.  So, go ahead and get your 8 ounce jars out at this time.  Place all four in front of you.  You do not need your lids at this time.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Layering the Bubbling Bath Salts

Now, we will begin layering the bubbling bath salts.  While we use four different colors, most colors will be used multiple times.  We used two layers of green, two layers of white, and two layers of gold.  The black will be layer a single layer right in the center of the jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The First Green Layer

We will begin with our first green layer.  Start by putting a layer of green bath salts on the bottom of each of your jars.  When looking at your jar, this layer should be about 1/4″ wide.  Once each of your four jars has a green layer, you are ready to move to the next layer.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The First White Layer

Our next layer will be the uncolored bath salts.  This layer should be about half as thick as your green layer.  Go ahead and place a white layer directly on top of your green layer.  Place a white layer in each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The First Gold Layer

Now, you will add your first gold layer.  The gold layer should be just as thick as the white layer.  So go ahead and add a layer of your gold bath salts to each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Black Salt Layer

Finally, you will be adding the black salt layer.  The layer of black salt should be right in the center of your jar.  So, go ahead and add a thin black layer to each jar.  You will end up adding 15 grams of Hawaiian black salt to each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Second Gold Layer

Next, we will be adding our second gold layer of bath salts.  So, add a second layer of gold bath salts to each jar, directly on top of the black layer.  This layer should be the same thickness as your first gold layer.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Second White Layer

Now, we will be adding the second white layer.  So, go ahead and add a second layer of white bubbling bath salts.  Again, this layer should be the same thickness of your first white layer.  Remember, add a layer to each of the four jars before moving on.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Second Green Layer

Finally, we will add our second green layer.  This is the layer that will fill the remaining portion of our jars.  Once you have filled all of your jars, go ahead and place one of your black lids on top of each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe:  Using Your Layered Bath Salts

Lastly, let’s talk about using your bath salts.  Bath salts really are simple to use.  While many bath salts are simply composed of various salts, like Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or even Himalayan Pink Salt, this particular recipe is a little bit different.  Our bath salt recipe includes SCI.  So, in order to get the best results, you want to add a few scoops of the bath salts directly under your warm running bath water.  As you can see, not only will you get the benefits of the salts, you also will enjoy a wonderful bubble bath!

We would love to see your project and ideas!  Be sure to find us on social media and post your pictures, comments, and ideas!  We can’t wait to see what our customer and readers have been up to!  Find us on our Facebook page.  You can also look for us on both Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  For even more fragrance fun check our recipe box.  There, you will find a ton of free soap, candle, and cosmetic recipes, along with numerous candle making, soap making, and cosmetic making classes.

 

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!

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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!