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Granulated Candle Wax Recipes

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Granulated Candle Wax RecipesGranulated Candle Wax Recipes

Granulated candle wax recipes are a perfect way to make candle making simple! These Natures Garden recipes require no melting, so it is easier and safer to create. This means that you don’t need to pay attention to the temperatures at which to pour. Also, you can allow kids to help create these candles because there is no heat involved! You get to skip all these more complicated aspects and move straight to the creative part of candle making. So, the majority of your focus will be on scent, color, and scooping it the wax. Further, the granulated wax is easier to manipulate than the melted wax. While the melted wax can’t really be moved after its poured without ruining the appearance, granulated wax can be manipulated to look exactly how you want. It is similar to creating those layered sand crafts. So, kids may enjoy these candles more for that reason. But, this doesn’t mean that granulated candles are just for kiddos. Adults can get creative with this method, too. Check out our recipes to see exactly what you could be making through this style of candles making.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Pillar of BlissGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Pillar of Bliss Wax

First, we have the lovely Pillar of Bliss Wax by Natures Garden. This wax is a blend of mostly soy wax and a bit of paraffin wax to create a lovely candle wax. You can either melt the wax for candles or leave the wax whole. Either way, you can perfectly scent and color your wax for making amazing candles.  The wax looks like small beads initially, which can be fun for homemade candles. So, this granulated wax is perfect for making textured candles that look amazing! 

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Day at the Beach Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Day at the Beach Candle Recipe

One perfect way to use this granulated wax is to create the Day at the Beach Candle Recipe. This wax is perfect for creating a fun beach themed candle! We wanted to create this beach candle to match the aroma of our NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. So, we needed to dye the pillar of bliss wax to look just like soft, white sand. Further, the small wax beads add to the granulated sand texture that is perfect for creating sand. All we had to do was color the granulated Pillar of Bliss Wax. Then, melt the wax, like normal, to create the water and there you have it!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Bacon Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Bacon Candle Recipe

Also, you can use this awesome wax to create unique designs in your homemade candles. Our Bacon Candle Recipe used three different portions of colored Pillar of Bliss Wax. This was used to create an appearance of real bacon along the sides of the jar! All we had to do was color, scent, and scoop in the wax. Plus, the scent of our Bacon Fragrance Oil really added to this fun candle! While creating a candle like this can be a bit more time consuming, this type of candle making gives you the opportunity to make more unique types of candles.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Democratic Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Democratic Candle Recipe

The Democratic Candle Recipe is another great example of what you can create with this wax! One issue that comes up with candle embeds is the possibility of your embed melting once you pour in the rest of the candle. But, granulated completely changes the game. Instead, you just need to scoop in your gorgeous red and white striped layers. So, between the granulated wax, simple embed, and the scent of Democrat Fragrance Oil this is a perfect candle!


Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Pink Camouflage Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe

Next, we have the pretty Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe! This candle idea uses the amazing NG CanCan Type Fragrance Oil with Pillar of Bliss Wax to create a cool design. Similarly to the bacon candle, this candle allows you to scoop in your wax to create a design. So, just grab a spoon and start making your candle. This candle uses various shades of pink to create an awesome pink camo candle!


Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Green Camouflage Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Also, you can create the Green Camouflage Candle Recipe. Obviously, you can create this candle basically the same way that the pink camouflage candle is made. The only difference between these candles is the colors are green and the scent is the Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil. Just mix up your granulated wax colors and start scooping up the wax with a spoon.

Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Further, Pillar of Bliss Wax is perfect for making scoopable wax for your wax warmers! Granulated wax is perfect for making DIY scoopable wax for your oil burners. All you really have to do is color and scent to wax, then it’s all done! Plus, this recipe is cute and smells delicious with the cute wax leaves and the amazing Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil. After you mix in your little leaves, your wax is ready to scoop straight into your warmer!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

The Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe is another great idea for creating a scoopable wax melt recipe. Of course, this recipe uses the amazing Pillar of Bliss Wax! Plus, some of the wax is melted to create small, blue snowflakes that stand out against the snow white base. This pretty appearance combined with the scent of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is perfect for winter time! This winter season you won’t want anything else in your wax warmer!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Independence Day Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Independence Day Candle Recipe

Next, check out the Independence Day Candle Recipe! This recipe is for another fun embed candle. The embed is a cut out of a star shape and you can see the red and white stripes straight through your blue star cut out. The only thing that could’ve made this candle more patriotic is the Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version). Luckily, we added that, too!


Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Hydrangea Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Also, we have the pretty Hydrangea Candle Recipe! This candle recipe uses beautiful shades of blue and purple to create the gorgeous candle that was inspired by real Hydrangea flowers! Furthermore, this candle is topped with butterfly wax embeds, which is perfect for this candle. Apparently, butterflies love our Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil as much as the real flower!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes More Pillar of Bliss Wax Ideas

Not only can you use this wax to make fun designs, but this wax is perfect for kids to create layered sand candles that they can use! Just mix up the colors in bottles, set the wick, and let your kids create their own candle! It’s a super cute and a craft idea for kids that wouldn’t take too much work to set up. There is no need to melt the wax and all your kids need you do is pour in the layers! Plus, it is just as fun as creating layered sand bottles.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Palm Container Candle WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Palm Container Candle Wax

Palm Container Candle Wax is another great idea for creating some homemade granulated candles. This wax looks almost identical to the granulated wax of Pillar of Bliss. Plus, this environmentally conscious product is a natural wax that is perfect for candle making. You will love this wax in your homemade candles! The scent throw is lovely and the appearance is perfect for textured candles.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes  Palm Pillar Candle WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Palm Pillar Candle Wax

Also, you can use Palm Pillar Candle Wax to create more unique granulated candles. While it is unlikely that you will create granulated pillar candles, with a container of some sort, this wax is wonderful for making these candles. It has the same lovely granulated appearance as both of the other two waxes and has a scent throw as strong as the Palm Container Candle Wax. So, this wax is another great choice for granulated candle making.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes What About the Rainforest?Granulated Candle Wax Recipes What About the Rainforest?

Well, there is no need to worry because our palm waxes are safe! Our palm waxes come from palm trees which are cultivated on private plantations. Thus, our palm wax is no threat to rainforests or the orangutan ecosystems. Our palm wax is eco-friendly and is provided from a sustainable tree crop which helps to sequester carbon. 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). Besides plantation companies, foreign companies and Associations such as Unilever, Sainsbury (in the United Kingdom), Migros (in Switzerland) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are also active participants in RSPO. These members have pledged to support all activities to promote and implement sustainable palm oil production.

Our Companies have recognized that the Roundtable process is a secure and neutral environment in which to build trust, share ideas and develop understanding about the practicalities in the palm oil supply chain involving producers, traders, processors, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, investors and NGOs. Our Companies through all the Members of MPOA, takes pride in being part of this RSPO process.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Color Granulated WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Color Granulated Wax

While you can melt your granulated wax to create solid candles, it perfectly possible to create a granulated candle at home. Since there is no need to melt wax, you may be confused as to how you would add colorants or fragrance oil, but it is super easy to do! When I create my own granulated candles, I prefer to use a Ziploc bag. First, just add in the measured proportion of the granulated wax. Then, you are going to add in some of your colorant. But, the colorant will need to be a liquid candle dye. Since you are not melting the wax, a color block will not work the same way. So, add your chosen liquid candle color. Then, shut the bag and mix! You can add more colorant, if so desired, until you get the color you need for your candle.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Scent Granulated WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Scent Granulated Wax

Similarly to coloring your granulated wax, adding your fragrance oil is super easy! After you determine the perfect color, all you need to do is mix in your fragrance oil. Just add in the product safe percentage of your fragrance oil, which is usually 10%. Many allow the 10%, but every fragrance oil is different. Now, all you need to do is mix in the scent! After, you are ready to begin scooping the wax mixture into your jars.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Where to Buy Granulated Candle WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Where to Buy Granulated Candle Wax

Natures Garden, of course! We have a selection of granulated waxes that are perfect for candle making! These quality candle waxes can be used to create perfect granulated candles. The Pillar of Bliss Wax has a great scent throw and a wonderful appearance in homemade candles. Plus, our Palm Wax is pretty great! First, this granulated wax is created from renewable sources that won’t negatively impact the rainforest. Additionally, this wax is perfect for making homemade candles without melting your wax! So, check out these great waxes on our Candle Wax page.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Share and CreateGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Share and Create

We hope that you share your own candle creations with us after you finish crafting! Whether you create one of our recipes or make one of your own, we would love to see your results. Since each candle is hand scooped with a spoon, each will have a slightly unique design. On the other hand, we are always excited to see new ideas and would love to see your granulated wax creations. You can share your stories and pictures on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we’d like to invite you to share your pictures with us on Instagram by tagging @ngscents. We hope that you enjoy creating your granulated candles and can wait to see the final results!


Soy Candle Recipes

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Soy Candle RecipesSoy Candle Recipes

We at Natures Garden created this blog to discuss the differences between our three soy waxes and share our best Soy Candle Recipes.

So, let’s talk a little bit about soy wax!  Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax that is created from soybeans. Plus, this wax is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. So, we can all feel good creating  our scented candle masterpieces. Plus, this wax really isn’t just good for the environment, it can be used to make some great scented candles! They burn slower and cleaner than a candle made from paraffin wax. So, there is less soot left over as the candle burns and you even get a longer lasting candle! Plus, the wax is one of the most enjoyable waxes to work with! It comes in an easy to use form that makes weighing out and clean up super easy! It comes in flakes form instead of a slab.

Soy Candle Recipes Different Types of Soy Waxes

We at Natures Garden have three types of soy wax available, which are Golden Foods 444, Golden Foods 464, and NG 100% Soy Wax (Golden Foods 415).While all of these candle making options are made up of natural soy wax, there are a few slight differences between the types of soy wax that we carry. Some have varying melting points or have a different allowance for scent load, but each has a different set of characteristics that make it unique. A wax may have better qualities in one area, while another type has better qualities in a different area. So, choosing the right wax for you is all about figuring out what you value in a soy candle and which wax suits your needs best. So, let’s discover your favorite type of soy candle wax!

Soy Candle Recipes Terms for Soy Wax

As we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to our different types of soy waxes you can choose from, there may be some specific terms that you will want to know. It is important to know what we mean when we refer to these things to get a better idea of what you will be getting into.

First, we have the possibility of candle frost. This occurs in soy wax where the appearance on parts of the jar look lighter or even white. While this doesn’t impact the quality of the burn or scent, it may impact the appearance. Additionally, there is the possibility for wet spots to occur in your candles. This is when the wax cools too quickly in the jar and the wax doesn’t adhere to the jar in some places. This will look like some air or water became trapped between the wax and the container. Further, tunneling could be a problem where the wick is too small for the jar and isn’t able to heat the wax at edges of the jar.

Soy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy WaxSoy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy Wax

First of all, we have the NG 100% Soy Wax, which is known as Golden Foods 415 Soy Wax. This original soy wax is 100% pure soy without a single additive. This 100% soy wax is all natural and all regular soy. While this wax is just plain soy, it has a few interesting qualities.

Firstly, the melting point of this type of soy wax is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This fairly high melt point provides some beneficial properties for your homemade candles. This higher melt point allows the wax to carry a higher fragrance load of up to 12% of fragrance oil per pound of wax.Thus, you can make a stronger scented candle than the typical 10% allowance for candles. Further, the higher melt point of this wax will help those that may be shipping candles in hotter temperatures. Also, this pure soy wax can be blended with other waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, or any microcrystalline waxes.

Soy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle Recipe

This candle making idea takes advantage of the agreeability of soy wax with waxes like beeswax. Since beeswax is a harder wax that has a higher melt point than this pure soy wax, it was perfect for creating designs. These embedded candles use the beeswax to create the leopard print pattern. After, the regular soy wax was added to the jar to fill up the candle and hold all of the leopard print spots in place.

Soy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Next, we have a candle recipe that uses soy wax to create the grass effect on top. You simply beat the candle batter until you achieve a thicker consistency. Then, you can add it to your homemade candle. This will create the effect of more realistic grass with dirt underneath. Perfect for the football field inspired candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

Another great way to use this type of soy wax is a regular type of candle. Our Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe has a typical candle appearance with an unforgettably strong scent. This fragrance oil has a crazy strong aroma that creates a perfect citronella candle for the outdoors. Say goodbye to bugs and hello to your perfect soy wax scented candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

One great thing about using pure soy wax is that it is considered a natural moisturizing agent! So, adding this wax to a massage candle is perfect! The natural soy wax works together with the butters and oils to soften your skin during a relaxing massage. It is a perfect recipe for candles for massage therapy.

Soy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle Recipe

Also, you can use the 415 soy wax in this fun beer themed candle! This recipe utilizes the lower pouring temperature of the wax, which creates a thicker pour. This is helpful for making some kinds of toppings, like the foam on our beer candle! We can mix the wax as it cools to create a fluffy consistency that looks just like the foam on top of a pint of beer.


Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

Also, we have a second soy wax alternative that is available for use in candle making. This next wax is Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, which is regular, natural soy wax with an additive. This additional ingredient is a soy based additive that is mixed to the soy wax. While this wax has the same type of wax, this additive helps to solve some of the issue you may come across when using the the 415 soy wax. So, we will go over some of the benefits to using this alternative type of soy wax.

First, this wax will increase your pour temperature during candle making. An issue that comes up with the pure soy wax is pouring too hot can cause issues with appearance. Meaning that the problem of the getting the slushy state pouring with the natural soy wax at the suggested 110 degrees Fahrenheit, can be solved with this wax. Thanks to this additive, you are able to pour this 444 soy wax at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your wax will still be in a fluid form when you pour and the candle will have a smoother appearance. This difference is partially due to the fact that this type of soy wax will reduce frosting, so you don’t have to worry about cooling the wax to a slushie state to reduce this effect.

Also, the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 provides you with a higher melt point than the other alternative soy wax. This wax has a melt point between 120- 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide you with a few benefits. First, you will be able to raise the fragrance oil allowance in your candle to up to 12% of your scent per pound. So, you will be able to create a stronger scented candle. Second, your candles will be less likely to melt when the weather gets hotter. So, it will be safer to ship candles as they will be less likely to melt in hot temperatures.

Soy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle Recipe

Again, we are using the higher melting point of beeswax to help create a cute candle design! We only use the beeswax for the red portion, which will be used for the zebra stripes. This will help prevent the wax from melting after the rest of the candle is added to the jar. Meaning, you shouldn’t have smears or running colors that could have been caused by the, melting of the red wax.

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Another natural wax that you can use instead of the pure soy option is the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464. This wax is one of the two alternatives that we carry for candle makers. While this wax is similar to the other alternative wax as they both contain a soy based additive. This wax has some similarities and differences with these other waxes.

Just like with the 444 soy wax, this type of soy wax will have an increased pour temperature, which is at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the original soy wax has to be poured at a lower temperature, this wax will become a slushy consistency by the time you can pour. However, this wax alternative will pour at a temperature where the wax remains liquid. So, the candle will be smooth, like the 444 soy wax candles.

Additionally, this type of wax has been made to reduce the frosting that comes with soy wax. While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle.

The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same. Instead, the 464 soy wax has a melt point of 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a few degrees lower than the other waxes. This means that you should be monitor the weather more careful to prevent the candles from getting too hot and melting. However, this lower melt point allows for a better glass adhesion in the finished candle!

While the maximum scent load for this wax is about 10-12%. We suggest that you have the fragrance oil at 10% of the wax to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Soy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

While candles are fun to create, it is always nice to try something new. Our sparkling potpourri gel uses this type of soy wax and rice bran oil to create a gel-like product that is perfect for a wax melt warmer.SImply squeeze some into the dish of a warmer and let the product do what it does best scent your home!

Soy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

This recipe is perfect for creating a simple candle that is still fun! This festive candle maintains the mardi gras spirit while not getting too crazy. This solid candle is simple and perfect! Since this recipe uses 464 soy wax, the wax adheres perfectly to the jar and has a very smooth consistency.

Soy Candle Recipes St Patricks Day Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes St Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Also, you can create a fun homemade candle for St. Patrick’s Day. This cute clove candle is perfect for anyone that enjoys unique, homemade decorations that you can use for this holiday. Not only is is a cute candle for this tradition, but this candle creation is a great room scenting product. The candle has a nice burn and smells very fresh.


Soy Candle Recipes Advice for Making Soy Candles

There are some possible issues that apply to all soy wax candles, so some advice may be helpful. First, you may have issues with the scent throw of soy wax candles. While this is the nature of soy wax, there are a few things you can do to maximize your scent throw. You can try increasing your wick size, however be careful not to go too large or you can burn the fragrance oil off before it hits the air.  Also, make sure that you have added the maximum amount of fragrance. While each fragrance will be different, most will use 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound. Second, you can reduce wet spots by heating the jar before pouring your wax. This will allow the wax to have time to better adhere. Finally, you can reduce frosting by heating the jar as it allows your wax to cool slower.


Peace Scent

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peace scentPeace Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This “peace”ful scent is a winner across the board.  Appealing to a wide variety of customers, Peace Fragrance Oil is hands down one great exotic type scent.  With a down to earth aroma; one whiff and it is like you have been whisked away to a calm and relaxing state.  There are endless possibilities when using this peace scent.  This scent is certainly a must have for your fragrance collection and your customers will love it.  Many of our customers give peace scent a “thumbs up” for being a pleasing, relaxing, and unique scent.

What does Peace Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a duplication of Pacifica’s Tibetian Mountain Temple.  This fragrance is a wonderful blend of ginger, carnation, orange, vetiver, and musk.  This fragrance smells amazing in cold process soap!  Don’t judge this one out of the bottle.  The natural oils really come alive in finished products. NG Original Scent!  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Peace Fragrance Oil?

If you are a candle crafter, or if you are in the home scenting industry; this scent is delightful.  With an aroma that travels throughout the whole house, Peace scent makes awesome candles and tarts with incredible scent throw.  This scent works marvelously well in Joy, Soy, paraffin soy blends, Palm, Wow, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  Peace can even be used in potpourri, oil burners, and smelly jellies.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is divine.  The usage rate for Peace scent is 5%, and the Vanillin Content is .09% so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  This fresh and exotic scent is used to make: body scrubs, lotions, melt and pour soaps, liquid hand soap, foaming body butters, and bath jellies.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance soaps like a dream.  Here are the official results: WOW!  The fragrance is amazing, unique, and remains strong after cure.  Perfect pour.  No ricing or acceleration.  Turns brown sugar color after cure.

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If you are interested in using Peace Scent in a cold process soap recipe, please click on this link to view the vibrant World Peace CP Soap recipe.



Perfect Fruit Scent

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perfect fruit scentPineapple Orchid Type Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a great refreshing and fruity scent?  Pineapple Orchid Type is your perfect solution.  This perfect floral and fruit scent is not overpowering but definitely allures you in.  In fact, these two aromas combined make this fragrance oil unforgettable with many of our clients!  Perfect for any crafting medium, Pineapple Orchid Type scent is just fabulous.

What does Pineapple Orchid Type Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful duplication of a popular scent.  The amazing blend of ripened, sweet pineapple, aldehydic rose, velvety violets, white orchids, and black currants.

How Do Our Customers Use Pineapple Orchid Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; Pineapple Orchid Type Fragrance Oil is used in Gel, soy, soy blends, paraffin, Joy, WOW, Palm, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is very aromatic and has incredible cold and hot scent throw, easily filling your whole home with this lovely fruity aroma.  This fragrance oil also works very well for electric oil burners, sachet beads, smelly jellies, and reed diffusers.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a keeper!  The usage rate for this fruity scent is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products including: solid lotion bars, bath fizzes, perfumes, body scrubs, spray lotions, melt and pour soaps, body spritzers, bath gels, whipped body butters, and bubble baths.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance soap awesomely.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a cream, very good scent retention.

If you are interested in using this perfect fruit scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see the Tea Light Luminaries Recipe.


Easy Soy Candle

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first soy candleHello everyone! My name is Cindy and I am the new Marketing Rep for Natures Garden.

Although I am not new to the candle scene; I used to sell paraffin candles for Deborah back in 1997, I am new to the making homemade products world.  After working for Natures Garden a few days, I quickly realized that one of the most important aspects of my position is that I know all of these products in and out.  Since I am a hands on learner, the best way for me to understand these products is to put myself in your shoes and become a candle and soap artisan.  And, today I did just that.

Since I already have some knowledge in the candle market, I decided to start my venture with soy wax.  Now, I want to shout it from the roof tops, “I made my first candle….ever….in my whole life”.  It was super easy too!

Although secretly, I do have to admit I was a little concerned at first.  I actually thought I might burn down the test kitchen, a common fear that I assume many new crafters have.

Realizing it is now or never, I stood up straight and pulled myself together.  You will never learn if you never try, right?  So, I gathered all of my ingredients and supplies, and went to work.  The step by step instruction I used to make my candle came from the How To Make A Pure Soy Wax Candle Recipe.   This recipe as well as hundreds of others are offered in the free recipes and classes section of Natures Gardens website.    I now understand that every recipe created by Natures Garden came from the trial and error process.  A process that is done to put forth the BEST end product.  Natures Gardens creative team makes all the mistakes so you don’t have to (I think I hear a commercial in there).

Anyway, I worked through the easy to follow steps and before I knew it (about 30 minutes later), I was standing before my first candle creation.  A beautiful purple colored, Lavender Sage scented candle.  I could not believe my eyes.  I actually thought to myself….well, that was easy.  Who knew?  I then realized I could have been doing this for years, guaranteeing the candles I burned in my home had the best scent throw and longest burn time.

Now that I know just how easy it is to make candles, the possibilities are endless.  Guess what kind of gifts I’ll be giving this year…lol?  Overall I really enjoyed my experience; that is after I got over the initial fear.  A word of advice for anyone that wants to give candle making a try… I strongly encourage you to do it!  Candle making is easy, fun, and the accomplishment of your creation is inspiring.

Well kids, until my next adventure, have a FABULOUS day!


Soy Candles Never Smelled So Good

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soy candle makingHi! I’m Claire, of Simple Sun Candles.

One of my favorite things is the relaxing ambiance a few lit candles in the evening create. Also, the warm and welcoming scent of a candle burning really means ‘home’ and also ‘comfort’ to me. Simple Sun Candles was started with the intent of offering eco-friendly, natural soy candles in a range of fragrances, with a simple and classic design. As someone who delights in the warm, welcoming glow and fragrance of a candle, I was looking for something that would easily blend in to any décor but also featured pleasing scents. However, I could not find exactly what I wanted in stores. After reading quite a bit about candle-making, I decided to begin making my own. I quickly fell in love with the relaxing melting, pouring and cooling process (and not to mention, how amazing my home smells). The name, Simple Sun Candles stems from my desire to keep things simple in life, cutting back on clutter, stress, and being more cognizant of the environment, which is reflected in my use of 100% soy wax, no dyes, and phthalate-free fragrance oils of the highest quality (from Nature’s Garden, of course).

All of my candles are hand-poured with care, at the optimal temperature for the ideal scent throw (after lots of research, and trial-and error!). I selected cotton wicks for my candles for a clean burn, and offer single-, two- and three-wick candles. I enjoy experimenting with new fragrances and products, such as adding soy wax melts to my shop. I am interested in trying out palm wax and pillar molds soon, and possibly dyes and layered candles for holidays.

This hobby/small-business venture has really been a rewarding experience. Having only opened my on-line shop in October 2012, I have already been able to contribute to community fundraisers and love hearing feedback from happy customers. I look forward to many years of creating candles and experimenting with different designs, fragrances, and methods.

In the picture on this blog, I used Natures Garden’s Caribbean Fragrance Oil, Golden Foods 464 Soy Wax, and HTP-73 Wicks (all from Natures Garden).



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Scented Pillar Candles with Texture

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Fragrance OilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name: My name is Jennifer McGrath and my company is Burning Tears by Madame Jen.

Just about five years ago I started making candles. I originally started making candles for my own home using combinations of color and fragrances for luck, prosperity and spiritual guidance. As time went by I felt the need to share, so I handed some candles to my family, a few friends & my co-workers, even my loving husband started taking them to work at the tattoo shop. It took about two years later for me to build the confidence and start selling my candles.

The name Burning Tears by Madame Jen came from the candles flame. If you look at a candles flame, it’s in the form of a tear drop. My girlfriends call me “The Madame”, being dark by nature; the two magically came together “Burning Tears by Madame Jen”. I originally started off making candles using paraffin wax, and then I had customers asking if I offered soy. So I dropped the paraffin wax and strictly stuck with soy for a while. Early last year I felt like I needed something new to do. There’s only so much you can do with soy. I had actually considered making soap, but wasn’t sure that I wanted to learn something completely new. There was so much hard work that came with perfecting the perfect candle. I’m a full time paralegal with two children, so I stuck with what I knew. I picked up some slabs of paraffin wax and started to play again. This filled me with joy. I love creating pillar candles with different textures and color combinations. You just never know what is going to come out of the mold in the morning, each candle is so unique. So now I offer both soy and paraffin in my line, just about every shape or form i.e. pillars, tin containers, glass jars, warmers, votives and tea lights.

Now, just about every month I’m doing a new craft market/festival. I even have a baby shower and three weddings under my belt. My candles are also sold at a handful of boutiques here in Atlanta. I have always been a crafty person and love creating, but candle making is the one thing that really stuck to me. I not only love making candles for myself , but it makes me very happy and love to hear when my customers tell me how much they are enjoying them too.

I tried to combine a photograph of a handful of my candle creations using Natures Garden’s fragrance oils. Top left is Sweet Grass, 4×6 pillar I made using paraffin wax, very natural crisp and clean scent; Top right is Lily of the Valley using soy in a recycled salsa jar. I’ve never smelled Lily of the Valley before, I’m more of a earthy fragrance kinda gal and this is just a beautiful floral scent!; Bottom left is Lemon Grass using soy in a clamshell which is so clean and refreshing; Bottom right is Dragons Blood which is my ABSOLUTE favorite of my NG oils. Right along with my other top fave is Frankincense & Myrrh (not depicted  here, but totally worth the shout out).Fragrance Oils

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Homemade Lip Gloss

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Fragrance OilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:   Delynn Burrell, Southern Hideaway Candle Creations

“100% Soy Candles, all Hand poured; we do Not buy our Candles and resell them as our Own.  We provide various colors and lots of scents to choose from. Various Styles and choices are available and we are always looking into new designs.  Our Most popular Line is our Pregnancy and Infant Loss line. A Line that is very dear to our Hearts as I have lost 2 children myself. Our second most popular line is our Food and Beverage which we are so proud of the way it has grown.  Our scent list is ever changing and growing. Some scents we fade out till the appropriate season comes back around, others have year round availability. Our scent list is in our “Notes” section on Facebook and is marked with what isn’t Skin Safe or Gel Compatible as we do work with a High Density Gel as well for certain candles.
We also have a Bath and Body section which has grown this year and now includes: Shower Gel, Lotion and Bubble Bath, Sugar Scrubs, Salt Scrubs, Lip Gloss, Lip Balm, and Scented Nail Polish. All our Bar and Decorative Soaps are typically done in a Goats Milk base, however, we do have several other options available to us such as: Honey, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Rose Hip as well as Chamomile Soap Bases. Special Requests for these bases are available and are an additional charge to the price on soaps so when requesting these bases please note that in your message to us. We do also have Bath Salts and All Natural Sugar Scrubs. All made right here by me.  We also do Chocolate Candy Pieces and Lollipops. Unfortunately right now we do not offer Sugar-Free Candies hope to have that one day”

This is our Lip Glosses that are very popular for us. All the ingredients to make these comes directly from Nature’s Garden. Items are: Lip Gloss Containers, Prissy Pink Coloring, Monkey Farts Flavoring, Natural Lip Balm Base, and Fractionated Coconut Oil.

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Great Smelling Soy Wax Candles

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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name?  Robert M Vendetti & Spencer C Pilon, Spunky Bobs Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started with candle kit online, my girlfriend wanted soy wax candles.  It turned out I had extra candles and gave them to friends.  They started asking for more and more candles and a month later I was making 30 scents. Time was motivation, and friends asking for more scents too.  We have been in business since January 19th

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy wax candles four different size jars and tins.

4.  What are your business goals?  To make great smelling soy candles for everyone, and be successful at it.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Many different scentsGreen Irish Tweed Type, Lick Me All Over, Patchouli, Lavender, Black Raspberry & Vanilla, Twilight of the Woods, Fresh Cut Roses, China Rain, Butt Naked, NG Clean Linens, and others.

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Custom Candle with Fragrance Oils

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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Maile Kalus, Mai Creations

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? I just started this business at the beginning of this year. I have always had the dream of owning my own custom candle shop in the small Southern Oregon town I was born and raised in. I am a single mother of a 12 year old son and would like to give him stability of knowing a trade, how to run a business and how to always make candles.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I currently make Nag Champa Soy Candles and Oil.

4.  What are your business goals?  To sell candles and oils at local shops and Farmers Markets throughout Oregon until I can open my own custom candle shop on Main St in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I would like my shop to be full of scents so customers can create their own special scent, jar and wicks while we pour the candles in-house.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Nag Champa fragrance oil, soy wax flakes, wicks. Tins & lids.

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