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Apr
03

Banana Kiwi Scent

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banana kiwi scentBanana Kiwi Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This is a fantastically fresh scent.  The banana and kiwi notes come together like a match made in heaven.  This banana kiwi scent is tart yet mouthwatering fresh as the same time.  The aroma of this fruity scent will take you to a tropical paradise.  This fragrance oil is very addictive and many of our clients say banana kiwi makes for repeat customers.  A perfect spring and summer scent for your finished products, this fragrance is a keeper.  Everyone seems to love this scent and they consider it a must have for every homemade line!

What does Banana Kiwi Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh banana (not too ripened), with a base note of tart kiwi.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Banana Kiwi Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters; banana kiwi fragrance oil is used in soy, palm, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, tarts, gel, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is very aromatic and has no problems with scent throw (hot or cold).  Banana Kiwi fragrance oil also works well for room fresheners, whether it is oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, or wax dipped stuffed animals.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a win-win!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and banana kiwi does have a .9% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in finished products.  This tropical scent is used to make the following homemade items: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, shower gels, lotions, spray on perfumes, melt and pour soaps, bubble baths, and body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance soaped like a dream.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, super rich, no ricing, no acceleration.  Discolors to a light beige.

Mar
28

Perfect Fruit Scent

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, lotion bars, Natures Garden, perfumes, Pillar of Bliss, Soap making supplies, soy candles, vanilla white stabilizer and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

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.

Mar
20

Great Spring Scent

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Honey Bunny Fragrance Oil Honey Bunny Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This is definitely one of the most popular scents in the industry right now.  This is because this sweet fragrance works phenomenally well in everything!  Honey Bunny scent is a robust, long lasting, and full bodied aroma.  In fact, many of our clients state that this spring scent is “delish”.  And, when it comes to ratings, our customers exclaim this scent is worth 10 stars.  That is why you will not be disappointed in choosing Honey Bunny for your next homemade project.

What does Honey Bunny Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden opens with sparkling notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple; followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk mingling together to create a sweet treat as natural as sunshine.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Honey Bunny Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy wax, Joy wax, WOW wax, and Pillar of Bliss candles; all resulting with great scent throw.  As for other home scenting ideas with this fragrance; it has been used to make stellar aroma beads as well as very warming and aromatic tarts, and even potpourri oils.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This fabulous fragrance is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, body butters, body creams, perfumes, bath melts, foaming hand soap, and handmade lotions.  For those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is amazing and performed very well.  Here are the official results: Very slight acceleration, still have lots of time to work though.  Perfect Pour, no ricing, smells great.  Nice and strong!  This scent is just rich and delicious!

If you are interested in trying Honey Bunny scent in a homemade recipe, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap Recipe.

Mar
06

Tie Dye Soap

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cup column swirl soapWatching all of the cool Youtube videos on making column swirl soap, we had to give it a try.  We thought that the column concept would make a great tie dye soap.  This soap recipe was our attempt at doing a column swirl soap.  Since we did not have wooden columns at our disposal, we thought we would improvise and try disposable cups.

To make this recipe, the majority of the ingredients and supplies can be found at Natures Garden.  You will however have to have water, lye, and your disposable cups- these items can not be purchased there.

For this soap, the scent that was selected was cannabis flower.  Now, since this scent has a vanillin content of .2%, we also included vanilla white color stabilizer in the recipe.  This decision was made after checking the cold process soap results for discoloration in this fragrance.  We saw that naturally without this additive the bar would discolor to a very light beige.  Considering we did not want our tie dye soap colors affected by this, it was a smart choice.  Also, since the mold that we are using is the 18 bar rectangle grid tray, we also decided to add sodium lactate to our recipe.  Not only will this allow the soap to be removed more easily from the mold, but it will also provide our finished bars with additional moisturizing aspects.

As for the colors in this soap, you can add as many or as few as you want.  Any of Natures Garden FUN Soap colorants will work!

So, lets get started in making tie dye soap.

Here is the recipe:
582 grams of water
215 grams of lye

413 grams of Shea Butter
306 grams of Coconut Oil 76
153 grams of Safflower Oil
107 grams of Rice Bran Oil
245 grams of Olive Oil pomace
184 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
96 grams of Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil
48 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
63 grams of Sodium Lactate

Now, if you would like to use the same colors shown in the steps, below are the weights.

Tie Dye Soap Colors:
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
8 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue
12 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet

If this is your first time making cold process soap, please Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.

Step 1:  Put on your safety gear:  This would include your safety gloves,  apron, safety mask, and safety glasses.

cp soap making safety gear

Step 2:  In your mold, space your 6 disposable cups equally apart from one another.

prepping your mold

Step 3:  In a small bowl, weigh out your lye.  In a separate bowl, weigh out your water.  In a well ventilated area, slowly pour the lye into the water.  Use a spatula to stir slowly.  Avoid breathing in any of the lye water fumes.  Keep stirring the lye water until there are no lye granules are left in the water.    Allow this to cool to 90-100 degrees F.

stirring the lye water

Step 4:  According to the recipe listed above: in a pot weigh out the Shea Butter and coconut oil 76.  Melt these two ingredients down on low heat until each one is in a liquid state.  Stir.  Then, add the safflower oil, rice bran oil, olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and fractionated coconut oil.  Stir again.  Remove from heat.  Then, transfer all of this into a large mixing bowl.

mixing your oils

Step 5:  Next, get your 6 mixing bowls.  Assign each bowl a color.  Then, weigh out the appropriate color amount for each bowl.

colorants in bowls

Step 6:  Using your thermometer, check the temperature of the lye water.  When it has cooled to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, add your Sodium Lactate.  Stir carefully.  Now, once the temperatures of the lye water and the soaping oils and butters are within 5-10 degrees of one another, it is time to move on to the next step.

adding sodium lactate to the recipe
Step 7:   Now, slowly pour the lye water/sodium lactate into your oils and butters bowl.  Use a spatula to get all of this out and into the other bowl.

adding lye water to the soaping oils

Step 8:  Using your stick blender, carefully mix everything together.  You will notice your batter will begin to look creamy and thicken slightly.  Now, stop blending.

blending the soap batter

Step 9:  Next, add the fragrance oil.

scenting the column swirl

Step 10:  Then, add the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Once added, stick blend to incorporate.

adding vanilla white color stabilizer
Step 11:
  Now, place 405 grams of the soap batter into each bowl.  Stir each bowl with a spoon.  This will help slow down trace.

spoon stirred colored soap
Step 12: 
Starting with any one of your colors, begin to pour about half of the batter over 3 cups.  Repeat with a second and third color.  Then, using a new color, pour about half of the batter over the 3 cups that do not have soap over them yet.  Repeat this with your two remaining colors.  Then, with the remaining batter, keep covering different cups.  While you are doing this step, if any cups move, use your spatula to put them back into place.  When all of the pourable batter is out of your bowls, use your spatula to scrape the soap from the cups.  Then remove them.

column swirl pour
Step 13:  Now, using your spatula, scrape the colored bowls.  Then, splatter this soap over the mold.

splattering the soap
Step 14:  When all the soap is in the mold, insulate it and allow it to harden for 24 hours.

insulating your soap
Step 15:  After 24 hours, remove your soap from the mold.  Carefully, using a knife or a mitre cutter, slice the soap bars.  Once all of the soap is sliced, allow it to fully cure.

cutting your soap

After the cure time has elapsed, enjoy your Tie Dye Soap!

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

 

 

May
22

Bath Products Using Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath fizzies, bath products, bath salts, body spray, creative, Fragrance Oils, homemade lip balm, Natures Garden, soap, sugar scrubs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Layla Colegrove & Kathy Colegrove / Flowering Tree Botanicals

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  My mother (Kathy) and I started our business in 2008 and originally only sold botanical supplies. We experimented with using those botanicals in bath products and the rest is history. This month marks our 5th year in business and going strong!

What products do you make and sell?  We still sell a wide variety of botanicals along with bar soap, whipped soap, our signature Bubble Crumbles™ bubble bath, bath crystals, body mist, sugar scrub, whipped soap, lip “quenchies”, tub truffles, bath bombs and more! We’re always adding new products to our lineup to keep things interesting.

What are your business goals?  Primarily, we’ll be focusing on expanding our presence in retail stores. We’ve got a few other things in the works but we have to keep those secret – for now!

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  The fragrance oils are fantastic and we especially love the lip balm base!

Your Website:  http://layla.etsy.com and www.floweringtreebotanicals.com

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/floweringtreebotanicalsfans

Twitter:  @floweringtree

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/FloweringTree

Apr
10

Homemade Bar Soap

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, body butter, cold process soap, creative, Fragrance Oils, handmade soap, Natures Garden, soap, soap colorants and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Vikki Jones and my company is Mocha’s Handmade Soaps

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? My motivation to go into the soaping business was after I tried a nice bar of homemade soap that my Mother-in-Law made and didn’t want to use store bought soaps ever again.  So I decided to start making my own soaps but just took it to the next level.  Her bar was a regular bar made with the basics of Oil, water and sodium Hydroxide and it was great so I knew from that point after studying and looking into it that I could make a wonderful bar of soap with a few added ingredients.  I’ve been in business for 7 years now.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make homemade bar and liquid soaps, lotions, body butters and sugar scrubs.

4.  What are your business goals?  My ultimate business goal is to actually be able to own a store front in addition to my online business.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and I LOVE them.  I’ve also purchased some of Natures Garden’s  soap colorants.

Your Website: MochasHandmadeSoaps.etsy.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MochasSoaps

Twitter:  MochasSoaps

YouTube Channel:  LaShayla36