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Jul
31

Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance

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amish friendship bread fragranceAmish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What is Amish Friendship Bread? It’s a recipe for sweet, fruity bread passed from friend to friend that apparently takes 10 days to make. Some say this is a throwback to a simpler time before instant gratification spoiled us rotten and makes us appreciate waiting 10 days for bread. Better than waiting for a fruitcake to cure for at least a month, I guess. Color me confused because I don’t understand why a group of people who can raise a barn in a day need 10 days to make bread. I mean no offense to the Amish and if an Amish person is reading this, please email me at kross.ngscents@gmail.com and enlighten me on friendship bread and why you’re using the Internet. Maybe we could be friends and make each other bread.

What Does Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Smell Like?

Believe it or not: bread. This scent has a freshly baked bread character and sweet notes of raisin and strawberries, with hints of nut. Just like yummy, tasty fruit-nut bread. (Banana Nut Bread represent! Not entirely relevant here, I just really like Banana Nut Bread. No bananas in Amish Friendship Bread.)

How Do Our Customers Use Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil?

They make candles! Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Recommended maximum usage percentage for vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. As for candle coloring, we recommend using 2 drops of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax OR you can shred a small amount of a brown color block into your melted wax. Remember to never use a crayon to color your candle– it will clog your wick!

They also make soaps! Our maximum recommended usage percentage for Amish Friendship Bread is 5% in soaps. Our cold process soap testing results show that it performs well in CP soap with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation, with good scent retention. It does, however, discolor to a chocolate color. Our coloring recommendations are.. none. We also have a square loaf mold if you want to make your soap look bread-shaped.

They also make bath and body products and perfumes! Recommended maximum usage for these products is 5%. Amish Friendship Bread performs perfectly in perfumes (try saying that ten times fast) and performs well in bath and body products. With a high Vanillin Content (6.7%) this fragrance oil may discolor your bath and body products as well. You can try some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer if you feel so inclined, but remember that it’s up to you to test how the color stabilizer works with this fragrance oil in your product.

And room scents.  Recommended maximum usage for this fragrance in potpourri and incense is 50%. Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.

So there you have it- you can make all kinds of fun stuff with Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil but it won’t take you ten days to do it! (Though you may need to wait a few weeks for your soap to cure, but you’re not going to eat it. Don’t eat it. Doesn’t matter how good it smells.) Goes great in gifts you’re making for friends! Friendship!

Jul
30

Agave Lime Fragrance

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Agave Lime FragranceAgave Lime Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sweet and citrusy, this fresh scent is sure to fill you with energy. Feeling refreshed, you decide to go for a walk. Beautiful weather; clean, ozone-y air. You come upon a park and suddenly you smell orange, lemon, and most strongly, lime. What is this? Some kind of Citrus Family Reunion? You keep walking and your delicate lil sniffer begins detecting floral notes. Floral notes, yes, but your particular nose notices something else. Smells.. green. You keep walking as the smell gets stronger and stronger. You look around, searching desperately for the source of this amazing scent. It smells familiar, but you remember putting your fragrance oil away somewhere safe before leaving the house, and you were careful not to get any on your skin, or clothes. Hmm.. so what could it be? You look down to see a tiny commotion happening on the ground – a tiny wedding! The Citrus family is there: Daddy Orange, Mama Lemon; their son Lil Lime is waiting at the altar wearing a little black bow tie. On the opposite side of the aisle are some members of the floral family. And there she is, the beautiful bride: Agave. What is a sweetie like her doing marrying a sour lime? They work well together and her sweetness balances him out. As they exchange vows, all those in attendance begin to cry. And that’s where Agave Lime Fragrance Oil comes from.

What Does Agave Lime Smell Like?

If the above passage did not sufficiently describe the scent, I’ll give you the shortened version here.  This fragrance starts of with a blend of shimmering citrus scents, including essential oils of orange, lemon, and, of course, lime, accompanied by a refreshing highlight of liquid ozone. The heart of this fragrance is tropical floral notes and exotic agave greens. This all sits on a soft background of clear musk and rich sandalwood.

How Do Our Customers Use Agave Lime Fragrance Oil?

For starters, we’ve got this super cute Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe; lime-scented, cupcake-shaped soap. Maximum usage for Agave Lime in bath oils, soaps, and bath gels is 5% (lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products, too). Our cold process soap testing results show that when added to CP soap, Agave lime was beautiful with a perfect pour; no acceleration; no ricing; no discoloration. And guess what – we’ve got some Lime Green Soap Colorant that works well in both melt and pour and cold process soaps. Lime-scented, lime-colored!

For candle makers, Agave Lime performed perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Recommended maximum usage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. As for coloring your Agave Lime-scented candles, we recommend 1 drop of green liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax. Remember not to try to color your candles with a crayon- it will clog the wick!

And for those of you who want to use this refreshing fragrance oil to make potpourri and incense the maximum usage percentage is 50%. Agave Lime comes across nice and strong in aroma beads. Celebrate the love between Agave and Lime and the joining of the Citrus and Floral families! Buy Agave Lime Fragrance Oil today!

 

Jul
29

Weird Scents and Unique Fragrances

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natures garden, weird scentsWeird Scents and Unique Fragrances: Katie Smells

We’ve got weird scents to smell and fun fragrances to sniff as far as the eye can see (as far as the nose can.. breathe..?). As you may remember from a previous post, I have smelled them all. I already told you about my top ten favorite scents (more or less) and now I bring to you some of the Weird Scents and Unique Fragrances of Nature’s Garden.

weird scents, dill pickleDill Pickle – An NG Original!

Smells just like a pickle. I’m particular to the sweet variety of pickles myself- sweet on sweet pickles- but I cannot deny that this smells just like a dill pickle. Fun fact, I did not learn until embarrassingly late in life that pickles are just pickled cucumbers. We’ve got all kinds of cucumber fragrances if you’re interested in the lil green things BEFORE they’re pickled. I’m really not sure what else to say about this fragrance. Buy it for the dill pickle enthusiast in your life!

weird scents, garden dirtGarden Dirt – An NG Original!

Why you would want to smell like garden dirt is beyond me, but this fragrance oil smells exactly like that. Maybe you’re a gardener and you want to come in from gardening and wash your hands of the dirt, but retain the smell..? Maybe you want to make a candle that smells like garden dirt so your whole house can smell like your garage or a home improvement store? Or trick outdoor plants into growing inside your house? Cover yourself in the smell of garden dirt to more easily make friends with wild plants? Eh????

weird scents, hayrideHayride

Does not smell like horse poop! When I initially saw the bottle for hayride, I was nervous because I generally associate horses with a stinky smell. But here’s the thing- on a hayride- the horses just keep walking- so you don’t have to smell any droppings they may leave behind! Just stay away from the horse. Compare this fragrance to a horse-drawn hayride through the crisp fall air and you won’t even be able to tell the difference. You can smell the fresh hay.

weird scents, leather jacketLeather Jacket

It really does smell like a brand new leather jacket. I’ve never owned a brand new leather jacket- I got my mom’s hand-me-down from when she was Sandy in Grease in her high school production- but I’ve walked into stores where they are selling new leather and stuck my face in to smell that smell. Smells good. Makes me wanna join a greaser gang and sing “Summer Lovin’.” (Those dudes were crazy to wear leather jackets in the summer; get the smell without the unnecessary extra body heat!)

weird scents, moneyMoney – An NG Original!

Money can’t buy happiness, but you can use your money to buy our Money Fragrance Oil. Insert lyrics to your favorite song about money here. My personal favorite is Say Anything’s Punk Goes Crunk cover of ODB’s “Baby, I Got Your Money.” Most of the lyrics are explicit but I can say “Baby, I got your money; don’t you worry.” And we do! We’ve got the fragrance oil you need to make your house/hands/body smell like you’re made of money. Spend a little money now and you’ll be able to trick people into thinking you have all the money in the world! (Or that you’re a banker! Or that you work at a mint!)

weird scents, new carNew Car Scent

Don’t you wish you could bottle that new car smell? Here it is- another one of those fragrances where you spend a lil money on a bottle of oil to feel rich beyond your wildest dreams! (That may be an overreaction but I’m 23 and I’ve never had a new car in my life. This is my first ‘real job,’ and I am smelling the heck out of it.) And guess what? We’ve got a recipe for a room spray that you can use to freshen your car and make it smell like new! Trick the dealership into thinking you’re still under warranty!

weird scents, peanut butter cookiePeanut Butter Cookie

What’s weird about a peanut butter cookieI don’t know, dear reader, but something about this scent just really pulled me in. We’ve got plenty of other bakery fragrances, but this is our only fragrance with peanut butter. And it really smells just like a peanut butter cookie. Boring, I know, I say that for every entry, but that’s why they’re on this list. You walk up to our fragrance bar, see the name of a scent, go “whaa?” pick it up, and it smells just like the real thing. It’s weird. Peanut butter cookie!

weird scents, colaweird scents, buttered popcornButtered Popcorn and Cola

These are actually two separate fragrance oils: Buttered Popcorn and Cola. I put them together because they emulate the experience of going to the movies. You can’t really have popcorn without a drink–your mouth would get all dry and salty. Yuck. How can you enjoy the movie when you’re thirsty? Plus, you get the sweet taste of the cola and the salty, buttery taste of the popcorn. What a great combination! (I personally prefer rootbeer, but cola seems to have more appeal to a mass audience.) Don’t eat fragrance oil; make your home smell like a concession stand!

weird scents, whole wheat breadWhole Wheat Bread

Trying to smell like you’re eating healthier? Then our Whole Wheat Bread Fragrance Oil is for you!  Or maybe you wanna combine fragrances to create a sandwich scent. Here you go; here’s the bread. We’ve got five other breadrelated fragrances (including Gingerbread if you count that as a bread), but this one takes the cake.. er.. loaf. The others are sweet, fruity* breads and this is just straight up whole wheat. (*Zucchini is a fruit- I looked it up.)

weird scents, baconBacon

That’s right, I’m putting it in another list; bacon. Sweet, savory bacon. Did you really think I could make it through talking about interesting, unique, smells-like-the-real-thing fragrances without mentioning my beloved bacon? We’ve got a tomato leaf corriander fragrance, if you want to use it with bacon and whole wheat bread fragrances to make a BLT fragrance. Oh, bacon. You understand me. And ya smell so good! We’ve got an awesome recipe for bacon candles. BACON!

Thanks for reading!

You really didn’t have to, but I appreciate it immensely. Weird scents is subjective- maybe your idea of weird is different. Come smell with us if you feel so inclined; we’ve got over 800 fragrances!

weird scents, unique fragrances

Jul
28

Acorn Harvest Fragrance

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acorn harvest fragranceAcorn Harvest Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Feeling squirrely? Then you’ll go nuts for this fragrance oil! Imagine walking through the oak trees in the crisp fall air. You take a deep breath and suddenly something hits you on the head. Is the sky falling?! Don’t be ridiculous, loosey goosey, it’s just an acorn. But ouch, yeah, those lil things sure pack a wallop when they fall from a tall oak tree. You look up to see where it came from and you hear a squirrel chattering. Weird. Squirrels make the weirdest noises. Almost like chirping but also yelling? You decide to high tail it out of there before the squirrel gets anymore ideas. The squirrel can rest easy knowing that his acorns buried in the ground, stored for later, are safe, for now.

What Does Acorn Harvest Fragrance Smell Like?

Acorn Harvest is a very unique, Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance Oil. It is comprised of a warm, earthy, nutty aroma paired with rich buttery vanilla notes. It’s nuts. You’ll feel like you’re standing directly under an oak tree in autumn. What better place is there to be?

How Do Our Customers Use Acorn Harvest Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers, this is just what you’re looking for – Acorn Harvest performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. For coloring candles, we suggest using 3 drops of orange and 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Another coloring suggestion is to shred a small amount of an orange and a yellow color block into your melted wax. Just remember not to try to color your candle with a crayon or you’ll clog the wick! Burn an Acorn Harvest scented candle near an open window and watch the squirrels come a-runnin’.

For incense and potpourri, the maximum usage rate is 50% and Acorn Harvest is nice and strong in aroma beads. We’ve got a fun Autumn Leaves Potpourri recipe you could use this fragrance in, just substitute Autumn Woods fragrance for Acorn Harvest. They have the same usage percentages in potpourri so you should be okay if you stick to the original recipe.

For soap, bath oils, bath gels, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products, the recommended maximum usage is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that Acorn Harvest fragrance does not cause acceleration of your soap batter, there is no separation, no ricing, and the soap retains its gorgeous scent. The fragrance oil discolors CP soap to a dark chocolate brown – the color of acorns..! (Almost.) If you don’t want brown soap, be sure to get some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with discoloration, or add colorful dyes. We recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you (this particular colorant works well in melt and pour and cold process soaps).

We’ve also got some cute little Oak Leaves & Acorns embed molds that you could use to make soap samples or potpourri tarts. Just don’t let the squirrels get their little claws on them!

Jul
08

What is Trace in Soap Making?

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What is trace in soap makingWhat is Trace in Soap Making?

What is trace? Baby, don’t blend me; don’t stir me, just pour. Trace is when you’ve reached emulsion- your oils are blended with your lye mixture and are no longer capable of separating. How can you tell when your mixture is at trace? The easiest way is to use your stirring utensil: hold it a few inches above your mixing container and move it back and forth. If the soap batter dripping off the stirring utensil leaves little lines that sit on top of the mixture in the bowl- that’s trace. It can be difficult to capture in photographs, but you’ll know it when you see it in motion.

heavy traceSo I reach trace and that’s it? Well, yes and no. There are different degrees of trace, but the important thing to remember is that once a mixture has reached trace- it’s only going to continue to solidify from there. Light trace is considered the bare minimum. Light trace is helpful when you’re looking to make swirls or other designs that require easily pourable, almost-liquid soap. Moderate trace is in the goopmiddle and means you’re ready to pour your soap into the mold. Heavy trace is when your soap gets thick. The picture above shows heavy trace. A soap batter at heavy trace is resistant to change shape and almost impossible to pour into a mold. Heavy trace may result in the need to scoop your soap into the mold, seen in the photo on the left. Not a pretty sight. Work quickly to ensure the soap does not set before you are ready.

What Causes Different Levels of Trace?

Trace can be affected both by your ingredients and your blending method.

Ingredients:

  • ‘Hard’ oils, including palm oil and coconut oil, and butters will reach trace much faster. Using softer oils such as olive oil or canola will decrease the speed of trace, but your end product soap will be much softer. Increasing the amount of oil to superfat your recipe will also slow down trace. (Be careful not to add too much or you’ll have an excess of unreacted oils.)
  • In addition, fragrance oils can accelerate trace. (Check out our CP Soap Testing results to see how our fragrance oils perform in the CP soaping process.)
  • Inversely, the more water you use, the slower your soap will reach trace. A water discount (using less water than the recipe called for) will accelerate trace and is recommended for only advanced soapers when they see fit.

Blending:

  • The speed at which you blend can accelerate trace. Using a stick blender as opposed to stirring manually with a spatula will increase the speed of the reaction and trace will be reached faster. If you suspect that the mixture will accelerate, stir it manually to slow the rate of trace.
  • Furthermore, the temperature at which you blend your ingredients will affect trace. Higher temperatures accelerate trace. If you wish to slow down trace, let your lye mixture cool down to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you add it to your oils.
  • The order also matters. If the fragrance oil you’re using is known to have a tendency to accelerate trace, be sure to add it last, after you’ve made your soap mixture and added any colorant, and be ready to move.

False Trace

All this talk about trace and the need to rush your soap process may have you running around like a chicken with its head cut off- but BEWARE FALSE TRACE. False trace usually occurs when oils in your mixture begin to cool down and solidify without going through emulsion or saponification. So, much like Goldilocks, you don’t want your mixture to be too hot or too cold, but juuuuust right.

Ahhh!

I know it seems like a lot- but if you pay attention to the factors listed here- you should be alright. Remember to have all of your ingredients ready before you start soaping (always, but especially) in case of any unexpected trace acceleration. You can do this, I promise. And if something goes wrong, you can always melt down your soap and try again. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!

Jul
02

Coconut Oil 76 in CP Soap

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Coconut-Oil-76-in-CP-SoapCoconut Oil 76 in CP Soap

You’ll go coco-nuts for coconut oil 76 in CP soap. What does the ’76’ mean? It simply denotes that this type of coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut oil has many beneficial properties for use in all sorts of products–it’s even edible!!–but for our purposes, we’re going to discuss coconut oil 76 in CP soap. (Please do NOT attempt to eat the soap.)

Coco Clean

Our cold process soap testing recipe features coconut oil as the second most abundant ingredient (by weight) after water. Rightfully so, for you see, coconut oil is comprised primarily of lauric and myristic fatty acids which are characterized in soap-making by providing cleansing properties, a bubbly lather, and hardness. Coco-o is a surfactant, meaning it reduces the surface tension of a liquid when it is dissolved, allowing the dirt and impurities to be rinsed off of the skin.

Coco Cream

In addition, the high content of saturated fat serves to give coconut oil a higher SAP value (the number of milligrams of lye that is needed to completely saponify, or turn into soap, one gram of a specific oil, butter, or fat. — Lye, while generally thought of as a bad guy, is a necessary evil for the saponification process. Always remember to follow safety procedures when handling lye. [Add lye to water, the mixture will get hotter; add water to lye, you’ll probably die]). Remember that rhyme to ensure safety.  While you will likely NOT actually DIE, you can certainly get hurt from the lye volcano you will create if you add water to lye.  SO… Don’t ever do that!  Always add your lye to your water.  The high SAP value of coco-o helps to superfat the soap (the amount of lye used is less than the given SAP value), giving it a nice, creamy texture and more lather ability. You can thank coconut oil for making your homemade CP soap clean and bubbly.

Coco – What the heck does that mean?

Furthermore, coconut oil serves as an emulsion stabilizer. What the heck does that mean? You may already know, but I just learned about this today, so I’m going to recap for myself and the benefit of anyone out there who’s not entirely sure. An emulsion is a mixture of two things that don’t really want to go together– for instance, oil and water. Water is the number one ingredient (by weight) in our CP soaps, and just about everything else is some type of oil (apricot kernel oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, fragrance oil, and- of course- coconut oil 76). An emulsion stabilizer helps to keep this mixture from separating. This means, not only will it help hold your soap together, it will also help hold the fragrance. (Don’t worry, the coconut oil itself has been refined so it is odorless. Unless you ARE looking for a coconut fragrance in your soap. If so, we’ve got ten coconutrelated scents you may enjoy using!)

Coco No-no

Oh, wow, you’re thinking. Coconut oil 76 in CP soap is so great, I want to use as much of it as possible! And of course you do, but how much is too much?  A typical soap recipe calls for 20-30% coconut oil. It’s important not to use more than 30% coconut oil. Why? Is it possible to be TOO clean? The excess coconut oil 76 in CP soap will interact with the natural oils on your skin and dry it right out. But if you use the appropriate amount of coconut oil, it works in the soap to help clean skin and even reduce inflammation.

Cococonclusion

Coconut oil 76 in CP soap is awesome as long as you’re careful not to use too much in your recipe. So go ahead– what are you waiting for? Follow the links above to purchase coconut oil 76 and other ingredients for our CP soap testing recipe or one of our other fun CP soap recipes. Browse our wide array of fragrance oils to find a scent that you love. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!

Jun
19

Cinnabun Fragrance

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cinnabun fragranceCinnabun Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mmm…do you smell that? The delicious scent of fresh sticky ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls baking in the oven? Isn’t your mouth starting to water just thinking about sinking your teeth right into one these freshly baked amazing treats, the taste of hot yummy frosting covering this amazing cinnamon flavored bun. Our Cinnabun fragrance perfectly captures the mouth watering aroma of these delicious treats and will leave you and your family wanting to make of them as soon as you possibly can.

What Does Cinnabun Type Smell Like?

Cinnabun Type Scent by Nature’s Garden is the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked cinnabun rolls that are covered in yummy mouth watering flowing streams of cream cheese icing!

How Do Our Customers Use Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for a fragrance that is sure to leave your mouth watering, then this is the one. Our Cinnabun fragrance is sure to fill your home with the aroma of these delicious treats and bring the feeling of being right inside the bakery while these are being baked fresh in the oven. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve always been looking for. Our Cinnabun fragrance works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with the aroma of these amazing sticky treats by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Cinnabun fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, bath oils, soaps, bath gels, and perfumes. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 5.01%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Always make sure to test this scent thoroughly before using it in any of your final and finished products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration problems! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Cinnabun fragrance oil is exactly what you always needed! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing and this fragrance has a perfect pour! The soap does turn to a cinnamon brown color, but this scent is very strong and sticks very well!

I’m sure you’re wondering how long it would take to get your hands on a delicious cinnamon roll as soon as you can, but hold on just a second! This bakery fragrance actually gets better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap is actually made with our amazing Cinnabun Type fragrance oil. How much more amazing can this fragrance get? Enjoy this wonderful scent, and keep watching for even more postings.

 

Jun
04

Bronzing Lotion Recipe

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Bronzing-Lotion-RecipeBronzing Lotion Recipe

Bronzing Lotion Recipe

Do you desire a soft, sun-kissed glow for your skin without spending innumerous hours sunbathing? If so, then our shimmering bronzer lotion recipe may be just what you’ve been looking for. We’ve included ingredients such as cocoa power and mica to create an natural bronzing lotion that is soft and shines. Not only can you obtain a light summer glow, but a touch of sparkle as well.

Materials need for this recipe:

Sweet Almond Oil

Shea Butter Unrefined

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural

Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil

SODIUM LACTATE

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Cocoa Powder

24K Gold Mica

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

Disposable Pipettes

THERMOMETER

8 oz.  White PET Bullet Bottles

White Lotion Pumps 24/410

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowls

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

Melting Pot

Stick Blender

Scale
Begin by getting your work area ready. You will want to clean and sanitize your area and all of your packaging supplies. We also suggest that you wear you’re a hair net, gloves, and protective clothing while preparing this shimmering bronzing lotion recipe.
DSC_0592First prepare your water.  Some water will evaporate during this process.  For this reason you will want plenty of extra water.  You will need to have 425 grams of distilled water when you make the lotion.  Heat the water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once you water reaches this temperature, keep it there for at least 20 minutes.  Doing this will destroy any bacteria that is in the water.  After 20 minutes has passed, remove the water from the stove top and use a scale to weigh out 425 grams.  To the bowl containing the water add 8 grams of Sodium Lactate.  Once added, mix well to combine the sodium lactate and water.  Set this mixture aside for the moment, you will need it a bit later.

DSC_0594Now, in a separate pot, weigh out 30 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil, 28 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 28 grams of the BTMS, 5 grams of the Golden Natural Cocoa Butter, 5 grams of Unrefined Shea Butter, 6 grams of Vitamin E.  Melt these ingredients using a double boiler.

 

Once the oils are melted and the temperature has reached around 140 degrees Fahrenheit, work quickly to add 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Sun Your Buns fragrance oil, 10 grams of Cocoa Powder Organic, and 5 grams of our 24K Gold Mica.

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You will once again need to move quickly for this next part.  You want to be certain that the oils and butters are both around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If they are not around the same temperature they may not emulsify.  Using a large mixing bowl, combine the oil mixture and the water mixture.   Using a stick blender, begin mixing.

 

DSC_0577When the mixture has reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add the optiphen preservative.  Again the temperature is very important.  If you add the preservative when the temperature is too hot, it will burn off.  However, if the temperature is too low, it will separate out of the lotion.  So, at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add 10 grams of the Optiphen preservative.  Once again, use a stick blender to fully incorporate the Optiphen.

Finally, let your bronzing lotion cool to room temperature and then place it into your white PET bottles and place a white pump on top.

With summer on the horizon, this is perfect for anyone looking for a light golden glow. This shimmering bronzer lotion recipe is perfect for a shimmer and bronze glow without sunbathing. We hope you enjoy making this recipe just as much as you enjoy using it. For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

Jun
03

Summer Fragrance Oils

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summer-fragrance-oilsSummer Fragrance Oils

Are you ready for summer fragrance oils? Well, so are we! Here is a great way to start it off. These Natures Garden fragrance oils are perfect for soaps, candles, or any other scented homemade craft project.

 

 

asian-pear-lilyASIAN PEAR AND LILY FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful, complex accord containing top notes of Nashi Pear, Apple, and Leafy Greenery; followed by middle notes of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, and Rose Petals; all sitting on base notes of Pear Nectar, Musk, and Peony Blossoms.

 

sun-your-bunsSUN YOUR BUNS FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a twist on a tropical treat.  Bananas with tangy pineapple, juicy peaches and sweet coconut milk infused with vanilla.  An NG Original Scent!

 

breezes-and-sunshineBREEZES AND SUNSHINE FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an aromatic blend of citrus, fresh marine notes, and summer flowers.  Sure to make you feel a sense of happiness and freedom.  Natures Garden’s breezes and sunshine fragrance begins with top notes of blood orange blossoms and sea waves; followed by rose, and sitting on base notes of sea lily flowers and woody notes.

peach-magnolia-raspberryPEACH MAGNOLIA RASPBERRY FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an absolutely succulent blend of Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle, and Sheer Musk.

 

WEEKEND IN M300x300-Weekend-in-MauiAUI FRAGRANCE OIL

An NG Original Scent!  Imagine a weekend getaway to a tropical island…the fresh fruits, floral blossoms and warm air of this fragrance set the tone for a mini escape.

 

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HONEYSUCKLE FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh ozonic honeysuckle blend with hints of jasmine, rose, and lilac.   A Best Seller!

 

butterfly-flowerBUTTERFLY FLOWER FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has fresh ozone notes that lead to this light hearted green floral bouquet. A blend of lily and sage is twisted with shimmering greens as tangy tones of cassis create a bright accent for the floralcy. Sweet amber and crisp orange flower are blended with musk at the base of the scent.

blue-hawaiianBLUE HAWAIIAN FRAGRANCE OIL

We at Natures Garden have tested numerous Blue Hawaiian fragrance oils before finding the one that we fell in love with!  High content of essential oils allows this fragrance to have the crisp, juicy top notes we were looking for!  Blue Hawaiian begins with mouth-watering top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries; followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray; well rounded with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes.  It has quickly become a favorite fragrance for many of our staff members!  Cheers!

daisy-typeDAISY TYPE FRAGRANCE OIL

Compare Natures Garden’s Daisy Type Fragrance Oil to the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs.  Our rendition begins with top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine; followed by middle notes of muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, and daylily;  sitting on base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk.

mango-peach-salsaMANGO PEACH SALSA FRAGRANCE OIL

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has luscious tones of fruit which are blended with warm spicy accents in this tempting creation. Bright citrus notes of tangerine balance with fresh cherry for the tangy top note. A heart of ripe peach mingles with strawberry, as hints of spice add delightful texture to the blend. Floral undertones are enveloped in a clean musk base to complete the fruit sensation.

These warm, summer fragrance oils are a perfect way to start off this season. We hope you enjoy these fragrances and have a wonderful summer!

Apr
23

Cheesecake Scent

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Cheesecake ScentHomemade Cheesecake Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our Cheesecake scent is a fragrance that is sure to make your mouth water. It will fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked creamy delicious confection. You will not be able to resist running to the kitchen searching and searching for the source of this heavenly smell! Our Homemade Cheesecake scent perfectly captures the scent of this wonderful dessert, one that tastes as though it is a gift straight from the gods! This is such an amazing scent that you will want to devour an entire cheesecake all by yourself!

What Does Homemade Cheesecake Smell Like?

Homemade Cheesecake Scent by Nature’s Garden is a mouth watering fragrance that starts wit base notes of sweet cream butter and graham crackers. These lead to middle notes of creamy vanilla, cream cheese, and sweet condensed milk, with just a hint of almond as a top note!

How Do Our Customers Use Homemade Cheesecake Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance will make you feel as if you’ve stepped right into an episode of the classic “Golden Girls,” devouring a homemade cheesecake for comfort food and venting with friends! Our Homemade Cheesecake fragrance is sure to fill you with all the comforts of being surrounded by your best friends, and make you feel right at home! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is everything you’ve always been looking for! It performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this yummy smelling aroma by using this fragrance to create some fabulous homemade sachet beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this scent is exactly what you need! It has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, our Homemade Cheesecake scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Our customers have used this fragrance oil in bath and body products such as perfumes, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and bath oils. This fragrance does happen to contain a vanillin content of 2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using this scent in your finished and final products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration problems. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or separation, and this fragrance has a very good scent retention! However, it does discolor to a light caramel color.

I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this fragrance as soon as you possibly can! How could you not want to fill your home with the aroma of this deliciously amazing dessert? It’s like all the goodness of comfort food without the calories! Make sure to check out all of our great free recipes and classes! Enjoy this wonderful fragrance and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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