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May
29

How to Use Aroma Beads


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How to Use Aroma BeadsHow to Use Aroma Beads

We at Natures Garden know all about how to use aroma beads. So, this craft blog would be a great place for you to learn about aroma beads, which are sometimes referred to as sachet beads. We will begin going over all kinds of information for aroma beads, which is perfect if you are wondering what these are or are looking for some recipe ideas. These beads are a simple way to create wonderful room scents and there are a few fun ways to use this product, too. So, try out some fun aroma bead crafts!

How to Use Aroma Beads: What Are Aroma Beads?

Aroma Beads are clear beads made of plastic and are very absorbent. Since these beads are absorbent, they can be used to create some fantastic air fresheners. In fact, aroma beads can absorb up to 30% of the fragrance oil. Since they absorb fragrance, they make wonderful room scents. So, they can either be used on their own to scent your home or they can be added to potpourri to create a lovely room scent blend. 

How to Use Aroma Beads: How Do You Use Aroma Beads?How to Use Aroma Beads: How Do You Use Aroma Beads?

Ultimately, our aroma beads are all used to create all kinds of different aroma bead air fresheners. All you need to make basic diy aroma beads is the aroma beads and the fragrance oils. However, there are so many fun things that you can add to make fantastic air fresheners. So, you can use unique containers, cosmetic colorants, cookie cutters in fun shapes, or many other wonderful ingredients to create your recipes. Many people have used this product as air fresheners in sachets, in smelly jelly jars, in closets, in automobiles, in lockers, in shoes, in vacuum cleaners, in drawers, in air cleaner vents, and so much more.

How to Use Aroma Beads: How Do You Make Aroma Beads?

Aroma bead recipes are fairly simple to create. As long as you know what you are doing, these recipes are low stress and very fun. While there are a few different kinds of recipes that you can choose to create with these beads, there are a few steps that remain the same. First, you will always need to allow your aroma beads to soak in fragrance until everything has been absorbed. Depending on the fragrance you choose and the amount you add, the waiting time can vary. Some may only need to soak over night while others could take up to five days. But, it shouldn’t take more than a week. If you still see leftover oil seven days, then it may be a sign that your beads cannot absorb anymore oil. So, you will want to add a few more beads to absorb the rest of the fragrance oil.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Can I Make an Aroma Bead Candle?How to Use Aroma Beads: Can I Make an Aroma Bead Candle?

Since aroma beads are used to scent the room, they are often thought of being similar to candles. Although they both can use candle making fragrance oils and colorants, a key difference is that aroma beads can’t be used for a hot throw. While it may seem like a good idea to create an aroma bead candle, this will not work as it will melt and burn the plastic. So, you can only have a cold scent throw with this product. So, the product will be best for scenting small areas, like a closet, luggage bag, purse, desk drawer of car air freshener.

How to Use Aroma Beads: How Long Do Aroma Beads Last?

Of course, the most important part of an air freshener is the scent. So, you will want a product that will last as long as possible. Since aroma beads are able to absorb quite a bit of fragrance, they are typically able to outlast other types of air fresheners. However, this can vary depending on the fragrance oil you use. Some fragrances are just naturally stronger than others. So, pick a good candle scent and use the suggested amount and you will have a fantastic room scenting product! You can find some of our strongest candle scents on the Top Candle Scents section of the Natures Garden site.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Can Increase the Scent Throw?

While you can’t create a hot scent throw, there are some things your can do to increase the scent throw of your aroma beads with the same fragrance oil. First, you can increase the air flow circulation of the room. This will help the cold scent throw carry throughout your entire house! Another option that you have to increase the scent is to set your aroma bead ornament in the sun. While you don’t want your aroma bead ornaments to get warm enough to melt, allowing them to get a little warmer will help increase your scent throw a bit. Also, the Organza Air Freshening Beads Recipe in the little pouches are perfect for leaving in the car to get warm and provide a better scent throw.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Simple Aroma Bead Ideas

Now that you know a little bit more about aroma beads, you are ready to get creative and make some fun stuff! While using aroma beads is simple to do, there are lots of different ways that you can use them. So, they’re both simple to make and fun to use. If you are interested in ideas for aroma beads, then we would like to share some of our free craft recipes with you.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Organza Air Freshening Beads RecipeHow to Use Aroma Beads: Organza Air Freshening Beads Recipe

Another easy way to create great air fresheners is the Organza Air Freshening Beads Recipe. All you need to do is let your beads set in one of your favorite fragrance oils until the aroma beads absorb the scent. Then, transfer your beads into a little bag you are ready to use! Personally, I love these as car air fresheners as you can put them in front of an air vent and throw scent throughout your whole car. But, there are so many places that you can decide to use these, too.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Vacuum Air Freshening Beads RecipeHow to Use Aroma Beads: Vacuum Air Freshening Beads Recipe

Another fun idea that you can use with aroma beads is the Vacuum Air Freshening Beads Recipe. Instead of leaving your aroma beads in a bag, you can vacuum them up to circulate the scent in your home. All you have to do is sprinkle some aroma beads on the carpet before you begin to vacuum. Once you sweep up the floor, you will begin smelling throughout your home.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Making Aroma Bead Ornaments

One fun way to create a room scenting product with aroma beads is to creating hanging air fresheners of aroma bead ornaments. You can choose any kind of shape you’d like and even use a nail to create a hole for hanging. Since these room scenting recipes will hang, they are great for both scenting and decorating. If you would like the steps for creating your own hanging air freshener, then check out the How to Make Aroma Bead Ornaments class on our website.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Gingerbread Aroma Beads Air Fresheners RecipeHow to Use Aroma Beads: Gingerbread Aroma Beads Air Fresheners Recipe

One recipe that you can create using aroma beads is the Gingerbread Aroma Beads Air Fresheners Recipe. This recipe is cheerful, festive, and absolutely perfect for the holidays. This recipe uses gingerbread man cookie cutters and puffy paint to create some cute little gingerbread men that would be perfect for decorating around Christmas time. Plus, these gingerbread men smell amazing due to the Gingerbread Fragrance Oil. So, your home will smell delightful and look super cute!

How to Use Aroma Beads: Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeHow to Use Aroma Beads: Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

Also, you can create a beautiful bouquet of scented crafts that is unique and special. This craft uses soap, aroma buds, and aroma bead ornaments to create the Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe. Not only will this recipe smell lovely, but the soaps can actually be used! So, this gorgeous recipe would be perfect for a gift on Valentines Day.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Mulberry Love Air Freshener RecipeHow to Use Aroma Beads: Mulberry Love Air Freshener Recipe

If you want to create that Valentines Day recipe or just want to create cute aroma bead ornaments, then the Mulberry Love Air Freshener Recipe would be a great idea. This creating aroma bead ornaments is similar to other aroma bead recipes. The only difference is that these beads are melted in the oven. This allows the beads to stick together and melt a bit to create a heart shape.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Tips for Aroma Bead Ornaments

While we have recipes and written directions on our class, we know that some people prefer video instructions. If you are interested, we have a YouTube recipe video that could be helpful for creating your aroma bead ornaments. So, you can check out a video on How to Make Aroma Beads Ornaments.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Additional Information

Something important to mention for using aroma bead ornaments in the car is that they may melt. Depending on where you live, your closed car has the potential to get very hot in the summer months. These extreme temperatures could cause your ornaments to begin to melt and fall apart. This would cause a mess and waste your perfectly good fragrance! So, we recommend not using this method for car air fresheners.

How to Use Aroma Beads: How Can I Decorate Aroma BeadsHow to Use Aroma Beads: How Can I Decorate Aroma Beads

Of course, it is fun to have a room scenting recipe that looks cute. Luckily, there are many ways that you can create recipes that are super cute! First, you can use Liquid Candle Colorants to add a pop of color to your recipes. This color would be absorbed just like the fragrance oil. Another option your have for decorating is mica shimmer. You can add some sparkles while the aroma beads are absorbing fragrance to get the mica to stick to the wet beads. Also, you could dust some mica on a finished aroma bead ornament. Speaking of aroma bead ornaments, you can use puffy paint to draw fun designs on any of your finished aroma bead ornaments!

How to Use Aroma Beads: Important to Know

While these recipes can be fun, you should be aware of how fragrance oils need to be handled. First, fragrance oils can eat through finished surfaces, painted surfaces, or plastic surfaces. So, be aware of where you set your aroma beads to soak! If the fragrance seeps out onto an unprotected surface it could lead to damage. We like to leave our aroma beads on the back of the toilet in the bathroom as it can’t damage porcelain. Also, fragrance oils should be kept away from children and pets, as they may try to eat the fragrance. If your child does ingest a fragrance, contact poison control immediately.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Can I Use Soap Colorants?

No, you can’t use soap colorants in your diy aroma beads. Also, you can’t use food coloring in these recipes. Both of these colorants are water soluble and the aroma beads will not absorb them as well as they would for a candle colorant. So, using either food coloring or soap colorants would lead to your finished product leaking color until all the color is gone. This will look bad, make a huge mess, and ultimately be a waste of supplies.

How to Use Aroma Beads: Reach Out to UsHow to Use Aroma Beads: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something new about aroma beads! Once you know how they work, there are all kinds of things that you can create! If you have any more questions about using aroma beads, then you can reach out to us at Natures Garden. Your can find us at the store, call us, or find us on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). We will love to hear from you and hope that you have fun creating your home made air fresheners.

Jul
16

Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil


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If you are seeking out that extra special sweet scent to add to your product line; a scent that is very similar to lemonhead candies; Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil may be your answer.

Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil

Lemon Sugar Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Recently, Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil was a top 10 Customer Selected Favorite Fragrance Oil.  This was not without good reason.  Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil truly captures the sugary sweetness of youthful memories with a twist of tart lemon harmoniously joined together for one fragrance that will keep you coming back for more again and again.  Nothing says summer sweetness like Natures Garden’s Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil.

What does Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Natures Garden Lemon Sugar Fragrance: A Fresh Duplication.  Remember the taste of childhood lemonhead candy? This fragrance takes it up a notch with citrus top notes of real lemon, and warm base notes of vanilla and sugar.

How Do Our Customers Use Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil?

Many of our candle crafters use this fragrance oil in their Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and Soy Wax.  Great reviews were also given on scented aroma beads with this fragrance oil, as well as using this fragrance oil to make Air Fresheners and Odor Eliminators since it has a very clean fresh aroma to it.

For you bath and body crafters out there this fragrance oil is right up your alley.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%.  Many of our customers love this fragrance and use it to make lotion bars, lotions, melt and pour soap, body butters, perfume, and body sprays.  For the cold process soapers, reviews came back with high recommendations such as; “rocking in CP soap”, soaping “like a dream”, “the best lemon scent”.  One of our customers was even able to make leopard spots in her cold process soap.  The official results for this fragrance oil are:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a cream, great lemon scent retention.

Jul
15

Butt Naked Fragrance Oil


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Butt Naked Fragrance Oil

Butt Naked Fragrance Oil is one of the best selling fragrance oils in the Natures Garden fragrance family. Many of our customers say it is one fragrance oil they can not keep in stock!

Butt Naked Fragrance Oil

Butt Naked Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Everybody needs a vacation now and then.  With one whiff of this fragrance oil, and you will feel like you are there; your perfect vacation spot complete with a fruity drink in your hand.  Please do not let the name fool you.  This fragrance oil has quite the criteria, it was a highly requested one by customers; it is top notch, and a best seller.   A great scent for both men and women; with Butt Naked fragrance oil in your corner your homemade products will certainly be head turners to your clientele.

What does Butt Naked Smell Like?

This fragrance has the tantalizing base note medley of granny smith apples and honeydew melon, middle notes of strawberries and pears, with hints of spice.

How Do Our Customers Use Butt Naked Fragrance Oil?

Butt Naked Fragrance Oil is considered to be a MUST HAVE fragrance by many of our customers. 

For those of you that are candle crafters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, pillar, ecosoya, and Joy wax candles.  The scent is amazing.  Some of our customers even use Butt Naked Fragrance Oil in their oil burners and also make aroma beads with it too.

On the bath and body end, the possibilities for this fragrance oil are endless.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  Melt and pour soaps, body butters, homemade lotions, bath melts, shower gels, perfume oils, body splashes, lotions bars, and bath bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance received awesome reviews, but this fragrance oil will discolor.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, hot gel has slight oil scent, soap at cooler temperatures, do not insulate, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a chocolate.

Jun
09

Soy Candle Making with Fragrance Oils


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Shannon Petro – Walker’s Hollow

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always loved burning candles, so about ten years ago I started making my own.  As it turned out, candle making was the perfect creative outlet for me.  I honed in on soy because of it’s qualities vs. paraffin; it’s sustainable, made in America, long burning, soot-less and has excellent throw.  My hobby has turned into my passion to make excellent products that I can proudly share with others to enjoy and appreciate.  I started selling my products at vendor/craft shows last fall and am now stocked in four stores.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy candles, tarts, air fresheners, room sprays and scented stuffed animals.

4.  What are your business goals?  My goal is to increase sales by at least 50% in the next twelve months.  Implement a well designed web-site that is fast and easy to navigate.  And to continue making products that leave my customers wondering why they ever bought anything else.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I love your 464 soy wax along with the pillar of bliss.  I enjoy all your fragrances and really like the NG Signatures.  You keep so many wonderful scents stocked it makes it easy to have stock for all the different requests that come in.  The helpful hints you have on your site are always very useful!

Facebook page:  facebook.com/walkershollow

May
23

Novelty Candles with Fragrance Oils


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name :  Little Prim Candle Bakery

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? With the kids grown and out on their own, I was looking for some kind of hobby to keep me busy, but also to bring in a little extra money.  After searching the internet, I came across a blueberry pie candle and was hooked after that.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make soy jar candles, tarts, breakaway melts, pie candles, air fresheners, beer mug candles and other novelty candles.

4.  What are your business goals?  To improve and expand my product line as much as possible.   I would like to start making lip balms, soaps and other bath products and expand into that market area.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use aroma buds, aroma beads, dyes, but the best items are the Fragrance Oils.  You can’t beat the scent or price.  I have had many compliments on the Pink Sugar type, which is my best seller.

Your Website: www.littleprimcandlebakery.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/littleprimcandlebakery

May
19

Homemade Candles and Soaps


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fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name ?  My names is Leslie Mayes and my company is Leslie Leshay Candles.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I decided to get into business because I got tired of wasting my money on regular department store candles that I couldn’t smell. After I first came across Nature’s Gardens’ website and viewed all of the helpful “how to” instructions, I was motivated and I knew that I could create a better candle than the low fragrance candles that I was purchasing at the local department store. I have been in the candle business for 8 years.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I currently make and sell highly fragrant candles, luxury soaps, perfumed body oils, air fresheners, and oil warmers.

4. What are your business goals?  My business goals are to provide my customers with the best products and the best customer service. I also have a goal to one day open up several Leslie Leshay Candles on site store locations across the USA.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Two of my absolute favorite fragrance oils from Nature’s Garden that I use are Aphrodisiac and Purple Hooters. These fragrance oils smell amazing! They perform well in my products and my customers just absolutely love them! Another product from Nature’s Garden that I love is the Melt & Pour Goat’s Milk Soap. It is very easy to work with and it’s very nourishing for the skin.

May
16

Wax Melts and Bath Products


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Thompson  Thompson Traditions

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I decided to go into business after years of teaching preschool.  I came across candle and soap making while finding crafting projects for the children and I got hooked.  I have been in business for 7 years and did nothing but research and test for 2 years prior.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make and sell a range of bath and body items, air and carpet fresheners, and a variety of wax melts and candles.

4.  What are your business goals?  I strive to have not just great products that people can truly enjoy but great customer service as well.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Some of the products I use from Nature’s Garden are their waxes and fragrance oils; both of which are constant must haves for me. Nature’s Garden is my “go to” supplier and always will be! I love Natures Garden fragrance oils; they are awesome quality fragrance oils and they carry a large variety.  My current favorite is Frozen Margarita (in fragrance and flavor oil)!

Your Website:  www.thompsontraditions.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thompson-Traditions/110063969987?ref=hl

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ThompTraditions

Jul
25

RECIPE MONDAY!


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Hey friends of NG!

Hope you’re having a great week. As I mentioned before, we’ve been hard at work to bring you some new recipe ideas, including candles, soaps, air fresheners, bath & body, and more. In fact, we’ve only just begun!

Here’s what’s new this week:

Vacuum Air Freshening Beads in the making!

 

VACUUM AIR FRESHENING BEADS

Freshen the air with these easy-to-make beads!

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Glittered perfumes

 

GLITTERED PERFUMES

Solid perfume with an added shimmer. Beautiful!

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Smiles!!

– Deborah