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Mar
05

In the Pot Swirl Soap

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in the pot swirl soap Soaping with the cold process method allows you to create some really beautiful bars.  Not only are these bars creamy, bubbly, and cleansing, but they are also conditioning.  Plus, with the right recipe, bars can contain skin loving ingredients that nourish your skin too.

There are various ways to achieve beautiful designs in your cold process bars.  Some of the more popular designs include:  the peacock swirl, the mantra swirl, and the mica swirl. You can even try your hand at marbling your soap if you like.

When it comes to swirling, this is where you really get to let your creativity soar.  Through colors and varying design techniques, you can take your wonderful soap recipe and make the visual aspect just as appealing as the skin nourishing one!

The ideal scent when making cold process soap is one that is a Perfect Pour.  What this means is that the fragrance oil does not accelerate trace, rice, or discolor.  However, many times with floral scents, acceleration is a part of the package.  Although swirling is not impossible to achieve with an accelerator, it can be difficult if you do not move fast enough.  There is however, a swirling method that can be done when a fragrance oil accelerates trace.  This is known as the in the pot swirl.

Here is how to make an in the pot swirl soap.  The recipe, steps, and photos are included to help.  With the exemption of the lye and water, all of the ingredients for this soaping venture can be purchased at Natures Garden.  Although for this recipe, the Peace Sign Mold was used, any mold that is cold process soap safe will work.  To see the full list of soap molds available, please click on this link.

If you have never made cold process soap before, please click here for a  Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class first.

The Recipe:
108 grams of water
40 grams of lye
20 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil
11 grams of Castor Oil
85 grams of Coconut Oil 76
40 grams of Mango Butter
43 grams of Palm Oil
37 grams of Shea Butter
48 grams of Sunflower Oil
17 grams of Sodium Lactate
18 grams of Peace Fragrance Oil
18 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
FUN Soap Colorants: Neon Red, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Blue, Ultramarine Violet

The Process:
Step 1: 
Put on your  safety gloves,  apron, safety mask, and safety glasses.

safety gear for soap making

Step 2:  Weigh out your lye and water.  In a well ventilated area, slowly pour the lye into the water.  Use a spatula to stir slowly.  Keep stirring until no lye granules are left in the water.  Do not breathe in any of the lye water fumes.  Allow this to cool to around 90-100 degrees F.

stirring the lye water

Step 3:  According to the recipe, in a pot weigh out the coconut oil 76, mango butter, palm oil, and shea butter.  Melt all of these ingredients down on low heat until each one is in a liquid state.  Stir.  Then add the apricot kernel oil, castor oil, and sunflower oil.  Stir again.  Remove from heat.  Transfer all of this into your mixing bowl.

melting your oils and butters

Step 4:  Now, get your 5 mixing bowls.  Assign each bowl a color.  Then, weigh out 2 grams of each neon colorant in its specific bowl.  The ultramarine violet bowl needs 4 grams weighed out.  A great tip:  Reuse the containers from the 1lb Whipped Soap Base.  They make perfect mixing bowls for colorant in cold process soaping!

weighing out the colorant for soap

Step 5:  Check the temperature of the lye water.  When it is cooled to around 90-100 degrees F, add your 17 grams of Sodium Lactate.  Stir carefully.  Now, once the temperatures of the lye water and the soaping oils and butters are within 5-10 degrees of one another, it is time to move on to the next step.

adding sodium lactate

Step 6:  Slowly pour the lye water/sodium lactate into your oils and butters bowl.  Use a spatula to get all of this out and into the other bowl.

mixing the oils, butters, and lye water

Step 7:  Using your stick blender, begin to mix everything together.  You will notice your batter will begin to look creamy and thicken slightly.  Now, stop blending.

stick blending cold process soap

Step 8:  Add your fragrance oil.

adding scent to in the pot swirl

Step 9:  Now add your Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Once added, stick blend to incorporate.  Do not forget to scrap the sides with a spatula.

preventing discoloration in soap

 

Step 10:  Now, place 90 grams of the soap batter into each bowl.  Stir well with a spoon.  This will help slow down trace.  Then, starting with the yellow soap, pour it back into the mixing bowl.  Try your best to keep it in one area.

multiple color in the pot swirl

 

Step 11:  Repeat with the orange.

second color in the pot swirl

Step 12:  Now, the red.

adding red in the pot swirl

Step 13:  Then the purple.

adding the purple batter
Step 14:  Finally, get your blue soap batter into the bowl.

all five colors in the pot swirl

Step 15:  Get your spatula, start by placing it alongside the inside bottom edge of the bowl.  Then, come straight up the center of the bowl.  When you reach the top, pick the spatula up.  Now, starring on one side, begin your swirls (using the spatula).  Repeat on the other side.  Do not over swirl.

step by step in the pot swirl
Step 16:
  Grab your mold.  Then begin to pour the soap batter into each mold opening.

molding the in the pot swirl

Step 17:  Once the mold is filled, cover it with plastic wrap.  When the soap has hardened enough to move, place the mold somewhere it will not be disturbed.

insulating your soap
Step 18: 
After your soap has set for 24 hours, place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes.  This step will help to release the soap from the mold.  Then, carefully remove the soaps from the mold.

unmolded soap

Step 19:  Now, allow your soap to finish curing before use.

Congratulations, you just completed an in the pot swirl technique!  Note:  You will notice as your soap cures that the neon colors will become more vivid.

After the cure, your in the pot swirl soap is now finished.  The ending bar will be nice and firm.  The lather will be creamy and filled with lots of bubbles.  These bars will cleanse, yet still provide your skin conditioning elements.  Enjoy!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Dec
10

Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil

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Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is both an NG Original Fragrance, as well as a Best Seller!

Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Although this fragrance oil smells good out of the bottle, this scent truly blossoms and is amazing in handmade products.  In fact, we love this fragrance oil so much we just made cold process soap with it!  No one can deny that there is something magical in the autumn time air, and this fragrance oil by Natures Garden seems to capture that essence.  A scent that is more than just your typical apple and cinnamon combination, this fragrance is unique and is quickly becoming a fall time fan favorite among Natures Garden’s customers.

What does Autumn Magic Smell Like?

Autumn comes to life in this magical fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  Autumn magic starts with top notes of lemon and apple; followed by middle notes of anise, cinnamon, and ginger; sitting on well-rounded base notes of woods, musk, and vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter; Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil is typically used in paraffin, gel, soy, and Joy waxes.  This fragrance oil has wonderful hot and cold scent throw.  In fact, some of our customers comment that their candles even scent rooms without ever lighting the wick.  This fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, smelly jellies,  and aroma beads; bringing the scent of fall indoors.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is awesome!  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make: body creams, melt and pour soap, bubble baths, shower gels, body sprays, and even shampoos.   Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is behaved well.  Here are the official results:  Soaps great, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a tan.

Oct
23

Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil

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A fragrance oil that is loved by men and women alike, Brown Sugar and Fig Type is a dead on dupe of the original.  The absolute perfect scent to complete your fall or winter line, this fragrance oil is deep, warm, sweet, and pleasantly interesting.  Some of our customers even comment that Brown Sugar and Fig Type is quickly outselling their other top selling fragrances in products.  And, if there is one thing that all of our customers agree on with this fragrance oil, it is that they are glad they purchased it.

What does Brown Sugar and Fig Type Smell Like?

This magical, complex fragrance oil by Natures Garden is composed of top notes of fresh figs, peaches, and passion fruit; followed by middle notes of coconut milk, vanilla orchid, jasmine, muguet, and freesia; well-balanced with base notes of vanilla beans, caramel, maple sugar, fig leaves, and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, pillar, paraffin, parasoy blends, WOW, and Joy wax candles.  The scent is amazingly strong in the hot and cold throw.  In fact, many of our customers comment of how quickly the scent of their candles fills the room.  For those of you that are home scenters, this scent performs well in this aspect too.  Brown Sugar and Fig Type works great in oil burners, sachet beads, and air fresheners.  The scent is strong and long lasting.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance oil is amazing!  The usage percent for this scent is 5%, and is used to make:  Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, body butters, homemade lotions, shower gels, perfume oils, body splashes, lotions bars, sugar scrubs, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance received awesome reviews, and is wonderful to soap.  Here are the official results:  Great seller for both men and women, works beautifully, perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, scent is very strong after cure.

If you are interested in trying Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil in a recipe, Natures Garden has a wonderful Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe using this fragrance oil.  You can just click on the link, or find the recipe under the Free Recipes and Classes section of the website.

Oct
16

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

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Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, gives sweet treat a whole new meaning.

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A highly recommended fragrance oil by many of our customers, Candy Cane scent is the perfect aroma for your holiday themed products.  This delicious smelling fragrance is true to name and long lasting.  In fact, it may come as no surprise that the majority of our customers also choose to coordinate this scent in their products with red and white stripes; both through coloring and packaging appeal.  This perfect “no frills” straight candy cane scent has a minty fresh sweetness about it without the overwhelming mint factor that is typically expected.  Not only is this fragrance oil a permanent in many customer’s lines, but many suggest buying and stocking up on the 16oz. size so you don’t run out during the holiday season.

What does Candy Cane Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Candy Cane Fragrance Oil?

For any candle crafters or home scenters out there- rejoice this fragrance oil has scent throw appeal that is off the charts.  Candy Cane Fragrance Oil has very strong hot and cold throw in candles and is used in Pillar of Bliss, soy, Joy, palm, Wow, and paraffin waxes.  This very aromatic fragrance oil is used in oil burners, hanging air fresheners, and smelly jellies.  Candy Cane fragrance is even used to make room sprays; which also have long lasting and staying power.

For any bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is a great seller for the holiday season.  The usage percent for this refreshing fragrance oil 5%.  The Vanillin Content is 2.50% so this fragrance oil may discolor your products.  If you are concerned about discoloration, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  The most common products that customers use this fragrance oil to make are: melt and pour soaps, cologne, shower gel, lotion, spritz lotions, whipped body butters, bath bombs, body scrubs, solid perfumes, and bath gels.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil is a powerful peppermint scent.  Here are the official results:  Some acceleration, no separation.  Scent is strong and true.  Discolors to a light medium brown.

If you are looking to make a super cute festive holiday candle this year; whether as a gift or for personal use, Natures Garden has a Candy Cane Candle Recipe.  You can simply click on the link, or find the recipe in the Free Recipes and Classes area of Natures Garden’s website.

Oct
15

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil is an NG Original scent.

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If there is one scent that is synonymous to autumn it is pumpkin.  However, when you take the scent of rich pumpkin and blend it with warm and inviting spices, and add a burst of crisp, sweet, and juicy apples; what you get is the perfect Holiday time scent.  This fragrance oil is “the perfect marriage between sweet and spicy.”  Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil is one of those scents that customers just can’t seem to get enough of in your finished products.  Many of our clients state that this yummy scent flies off the shelves and sells out every time.

What does Pumpkin Apple Butter Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden will put you in the mood for the holidays with top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; with base notes of warm vanilla.  Unique, and simply amazing!

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters or home scenters, Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil is used in gel, Joy, soy, paraffin, and parasoy waxes.  This fragrance oil has excellent cold scent throw and superb hot scent throw.  Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance is amazingly strong in tarts and melts as well.  This wonderfully aromatic fragrance oil also works very well as room sprays, in potpourri, electric warmers, and aroma beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is a must have and has a usage percentage of 5%. Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance oil is used to make: melt and pour soap, solid lotion bars, body scrubs, bubble bombs, creams, and body sprays.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this scent is still strong weeks after cure!  Here are the official results:  Soaps great, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a caramel color.  Fabulous scent!

It you are interested in a wonderful cold process soap recipe using Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil check out Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe.  You can simply click on the link or find the recipe under the free recipes and classes section of Natures Garden’s website.

Oct
08

Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil is a classic holiday scent!

Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If you are wondering if there are any scents available that truly capture the scent that is Christmas, then Natures Garden’s Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance should be on your testing list. Mistletoe & Ivy is a perfect scent for those seeking a touch of pine without being overwhelmed by the notes. This fragrance oil has a perfect balance of everything holiday making this scent a “new Christmas favorite” for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

What does Mistletoe & Ivy Smell Like?

A sensual Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will help you get kissed under the mistletoe! Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance blends together cedar leaf, Siberian fir, English holly, holiday mistletoe, cooling camphor, trailing ivy, sandalwood, vetiver, and frosted musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter; this scent is used in gel, paraffin, soy, WOW and Joy waxes. Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil has a very strong hot scent throw completely filling your home with the wonderful scent of Christmas time. This fragrance oil also works very well for hanging air fresheners, electric warmers, and potpourri.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil performs amazingly and the scent retention is awesome! The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5% and is used to make: bubble bombs, lotions, body sprays, body creams, melt and pour soap, scrubs, and lotion bars. Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is phenomenal. Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, performs beautifully, perfect holiday scent, very strong, strongly recommend.

Sep
25

Werewolf Fragrance Oil

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Werewolf Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is an NG Original Fragrance. This complex scent will have your customers howling for more.

Werewolf Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A quickly rising favorite among customers, this fragrance oil is very unique to say the least.  Werewolf Fragrance oil has a true to name transforming appeal to it.  A refreshing, clean, and masculine type aroma; that when used in products, consumers just can’t seem to walk away without coming back to purchase.  Once bitten by the scent, it just seems to take over.  In fact, after testing, many of our customers comment that they not only use this fragrance oil for their product lines, but many use it for their husbands’ personal care items as well!

What does Werewolf Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is sexy and animalistic.  Fresh citrus highlights sparkle around the floral heart of lavender and ylang in this sensuous blend. An earthy signature of patchouli and spiced wood leads to a base of warm animal tones. Leather and musk balance with balsamic undertones as hints of powdery vanilla complete the blend.

How Do Our Customers Use Werewolf Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters or home scenters, Werewolf Fragrance Oil is used in gel, WOW, Joy, Pillar of Bliss, and Soy waxes.  This fragrance oil has amazing scent throw and makes wonderfully strong tarts and votives as well.  This fragrance oil also works very well in potpourri, electric warmers, sachet beads, and hanging air fresheners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil has a usage percentage of 5%. Natures Garden’s Werewolf fragrance oil is used to make: shave gels, solid lotion bars, cologne, bubble bath, body scrubs, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, and aftershave.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil soaps like a dream!  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a tan.

 

Sep
25

Bitches Brew Fragrance Oil

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Bitches Brew Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is one scent that will most definitely give your products the edge with a little attitude.

Bitches Brew Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Now that autumn is officially here, your Halloween Fragrance Oil line will not be complete without Natures Garden’s Bitches Brew Fragrance Oil in your products.   A true woodsy, herbal scent combination; this fragrance oil captures the essence of the spooktacular Halloween Holiday.  This perfect fall time scent is eerily similar to a very well know company’s Witches Brew.

What does Bitches Brew Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the smoky, woody sweetness of balsamic resins and patchouli enveloping herbaceous florals for a bewitching scent.

How Do Our Customers Use Bitches Brew Fragrance Oil?

If you are a candle crafter or home scenter, Bitches Brew Fragrance Oil is used in paraffin, WOW, Joy, Pillar of Bliss, and Soy waxes.  Since this scent is strong in the hot and cold throw of candle wax, once lit, it will be no time before the scent fills the home.  This fragrance oil also works very well in smelly jellies and odor eliminator for festively fun home scenting ideas too.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil has a usage percentage of 5%. Bitches Brew fragrance oil is used to make: lotions, bubble bath, body scrubs, solid perfumes, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, and whipped body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance behaved perfectly!  Here are the official results:  No acceleration.  No separation.  Scent is dead on to Yankee.  No discoloration.

Sep
24

Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil a Natures Garden Original Fragrance Oil.

Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A perfect Halloween/Fall/any time scent, Natures Garden’s Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil definitely deserves acknowledgement.  This sensual scent is alluring and playful, yet sophisticated and complex.  Any fragrance oil that is referred to as beautiful, strong, and exotic in the same sentence will undeniably turn some heads in your products.  Some of our customers even attribute Vamp Vogue Fragrance as smelling comparable to a high end perfume.

What does Vamp Vogue Smell Like? 

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sexy, gothic statement, beginning with top notes of Blood Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Mandarin; followed by middle notes of Geranium, Bourbon, Oak Moss, and Dark Patchouli; sitting on notes of Black Amber, Sandal Tree, Cashmere, and Musk. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil?

For all you candle crafters or home scenters out there; Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil is used in all kinds of waxes like paraffin, parasoy blends, soy blends, Pillar, soy, Joy and WOW waxes.   This fragrance oil also has awesome hot scent throw and is highly recommended.  On the home scenting end, this fragrance oil also works well for hanging air fresheners, potpourri scented pouches, electric warmers, and room refreshing sprays.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance fares well.  The usage percent for Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil is 5%, and is used to make:  sugar scrubs, shower gels, melt and pour soaps, salt scrubs, body creams, roll-ons,  homemade lotions, bubble baths, body spritz, and bubble bombs; just to name a few.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil behaves well and the scent really blooms after cure.   Here are the official results:  No acceleration.  Soaps nicely.  Discolors to a tan.  Scent holds well.