Posts Tagged ‘body safe fragrances’

Wedding Favor Scent

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

wedding scentA Great Wedding Favor Scent

Wedding Day Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Imagine, if you will a gorgeous scent that is as memorable as your wedding day.  Well, that is exactly what wedding day fragrance oil is.  A merry wedding aroma that is filled with a lovely floral accord; reminiscent of the beautiful bouquet you held with pride.  If you happen to know a blushing bride to be, this fragrance is perfect to scent wedding favors in, or to scent a beautiful keepsake for her so she will always remember her special day.  In fact, Wedding Day Fragrance Oil is so popular; it is considered a keeper by many of our clientele. 

What does Wedding Day Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a Yankee duplication. A romantic complex fragrance oil with top notes of pears, and apricots; middle notes of rose, orchids, birds of paradise; with bottom notes of fresh English ivy, sandalwood, and musk.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Wedding Day Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters this scent is a huge hit.  Our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy tarts, tea lights, Palm Container wax, WOW wax, gel wax, Joy wax, and soy waxes.  A soft, feminine scent that has great hot and cold throw, Wedding Day makes your whole house smell good.  As for other home scenting ideas; this happy wedding scent works great in oil diffusers, electric burners, and sachet beads. 

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, shampoo, shower gel, body sprays, lotions, and body butters, all with a nice long lasting scent.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil performs.  Here are the official results:  Slight acceleration, no ricing.  No separation.  Scent is strong and sticks.  What an amazing fragrance!  No discoloration.    

Great Green Scent

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

4-leaf-clover fragrance oil What great green scent does Natures Garden carry?

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The year round best selling fragrance oil does especially well around spring time.  This think spring scent, with its fresh and clean aroma, works wonderfully in any medium but is particularly amazing in bath and body products.   Natures Garden’s 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil is one green scent that customers can’t seem to get enough of.  The scent is long lasting and extremely strong.

What does 4 Leaf Clover Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. Your line would not be complete without “the luck of the clover”.  NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; if the winter time blues have got you down, it is time to think green with this scent.  Many of our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy wax, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest this green scent has phenomenal scent throw!  As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is terrific.  The performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this unisex scent is one great seller!  With a recommended usage of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to make:  lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays.  In fact, many of our customer’s state that their customers adore the fresh clean scent this fragrance gives their products.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Moderate ricing, slight acceleration, pretty workable, and so worth it, awesome scent, no final discoloration, scent nice and strong after cure.

If you are looking for an adorable St. Patty’s Day project using Natures Garden’s 4 Leaf Clover scent, check out Natures Garden’s free recipe section for the 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe, or just simply click on the link.

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
pumpkin apple butter

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

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

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

What does Pumpkin Apple Butter Smell Like?

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

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil?

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

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

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

What are Classic Summer Scents

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

fragrances at the fair

What are some Classic Summer Scents?

So, yes it is true… summertime is here.  Well, I guess that technically you can say that summer has officially been here for about 3 weeks, however, my mind is just now registering summer!  So, what does this mean?  Well, for me this means having an endless supply of popsicles in my freezer, tons of extra band aids for my 5 year old who is learning to ride her bike without training wheels, and bug spray, citronella candles, and a fly swatter on my mom made tool belt… all ready at a second’s notice.  To my kids though, summertime means one thing: Fair time!

Can’t you just see it in your mind; the glowing neon lights of the amusement rides, the endless masses of people crowding the walkways, the hurried parents chasing their little ones as they squeal and shriek at all of the excitement taking place all around them.  But more than any of this, the one thing that stands out in my memory is the aroma.  And, I am not talking about the livestock barns here; I am talking fair foods.

Just intoxicating… the thought alone brings a huge gaping smile to my face.  So, in preparation of the wondrous yearly celebrated event of an American Summer Pastime, here are Natures Garden’s Fair Time Fragrance Oils!

Apple Butter Caramel Apple Butter Caramel fragrance is an amazing combination of the following fragrance notes make apple butter caramel fragrance truly fantastic:  McIntosh apple, steamed milk, pure sugar, caramel candy,   toffee pudding, apple butter, fresh nutmeg, vanilla bean, and soft musk.

Apple Butter Pie is an amazing fragrance that reminds us of our grandma’s southern baking while on trips to Tennessee.  The perfect arrangement of tart pie apples, apple butter, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and buttery, flakey pie crust.

Apple Crisp fragrance is the aroma of a red juicy apple combined with buttercream and cinnamon with a base note of a baked oatmeal cookie.

Apple Dumpling fragrance is the aroma of freshly-baked apple dumplings.  This fragrance begins with top notes of red candy apples, and pears.  Middle notes include nutmeg, clove, cardamom and freshly ground cinnamon bark. Base notes include dry notes of vanilla, and hazelnut.

Apple Pie Original Fragrance:  Although we have many apple scents to choose from, this Apple Pie has been with us since we started making candles.  This scent is not the same as our Hot Baked Apple Scent, as this one has more of a cinnamon “kick” to it.

blackberry jam fragrance oilBlackberry Jam Fragrance A well-rounded blend of ripe and tart blackberries with base notes of vanilla and fresh greenery. Great for making candle pies!blue cotton candy fragrance oil

Blue Cotton Candy fragrance-  An airy sweet cotton candy fragrance with fruity notes of strawberry and raspberry, laced with caramel swirls and hints of nutty almond sweetened with vanilla.

Blueberry Cobbler Fragrance:  Top notes of butter and juicy blueberries with a background of freshly ground cinnamon bark and warm vanilla.

buttered popcorn fragranceButtered Popcorn Fragrance:  Delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn with rich creamy butter.

candy apple fragrance oilCandied Apple Fragrance  An irresistible blend of juicy apples, rounded out with notes of sweet plums and ripened strawberries; enhanced with a splash of lime, orange zests, with sharp green notes.

Caramel Apple Fragrance:  The aroma of a big red juicy apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel.

Caramel Popcorn:  Delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn with rich creamy buttery caramel.

Cherry Crumb Pie Fragrance:   A combination of sweet black cherries and sour cherries with a base note of a freshly baked southern flake crust.caramel apple fragrance

Chocolate Fudge:   A truly decadent temptation without the calories! Rich, dark chocolate swirled with ribbons of buttery caramel and vanilla creme, sprinkled with toasted almond slivers and creamy hazelnut.

Cinnamon Buns Fragrance:  A spicy cinnamon accord with warm nutty undertones along with the aroma of fresh baked bread.

Cola Fragrance:  The aroma of carbonated coca cola! You can actually smell the carbonation!

cotton candy fragrance oilCotton Candy Fragrance:  A blend of fresh strawberry and French vanilla.

Dreamsickle Fragrance: A Refreshing iced orange popsicle with a creamy vanilla filling.

Fluffy Pink Candy fragrance oil:  A fascinating blend of juicy bubblegum, cotton candy, juicy apples and pears blended together with sugared candy lemon drops meshed with crushed Madagascar vanilla.

Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance:  Fruit salad of orange, strawberry, apple and grapes; sprinkled with shaved coconut.dreamsicle fragrance oil

funnel cake fragrance oilFunnel Cake fragrance oil:  This quintessential state fair treat is a yummy combination of fried dough sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon and the delicious taste of nostalgia.

Granny’s Pecan Pie Fragrance:  An aroma of fresh southern pecans smothered in a pralines and butter sauce, with a baked crust.

Our Honey aroma is sweet, yet slightly bitter. A fantastic natural aroma to add to your line. Great for soy candles. Use by itself, or for mixing creative new scents for you line.

This is the most wonderful Hot Baked Apple Pie fragrance we have found! The aroma of fresh cut granny smith apples, smothered in butter, cream, and cinnamon, with a background of fresh baked crust.

Iced Cinnamon Rolls Fragrance:  The wonderful aroma of fresh baked cinnamon rolls with buttery icing. One of our best selling fragrances!

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.lemon sugar fragrance oil

Maple Walnut Fudge Fragrance:  Sweet temptations are recreated with this blend of nut and fudge tones. A hint of tangerine lifts the signature of toasted walnut, as rich maple balances with the nutty accord. Cinnamon warms the blend and a hint of chocolate creates a gourmand effect. Vanilla sweetens the confection.

Mr. Pepper, MD Fragrance Oil: Smells similar to Dr. Pepper Soda. A blend of spicy orange and cherry notes with hints of toasted almond, clove and cinnamon create a totally unique fragrance.

mt dew fragrance oilMt. Dew Type Fragrance:  Soda with a jolt, this classic lemon/lime fizzy pop is so good you will swear you can smell the caffeine and feel the bubbles tickle your nose.

Incredible, bubbly peach top notes collide with green notes and white musk to create this peach smoothie masterpiece!  Natures Garden’s Peach Smoothie fragrance begins with top notes of ripened peach and cranberry; followed by middle notes of bergamot and jasmine; sitting on base notes of green notes and white musk.

Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil:  The mouth-watering combination of ice-cold lemonade, sweet, juicy raspberries; with a unique twist of natural lavender and white musk.

A very true-to-name fragrance oil. The refreshing aroma of a Rootbeer soda.pberry lemonade fragrance oil

Sea Salt Caramels fragrance begins with top notes of sweetened creamed butter and sea salt; followed by middle notes of caramel;  sitting on base notes of vanilla, maple, and sweetened condensed milk.  Smells edible, unfortunately it is not.

Sticky Licky Buns fragrance oil: Vermont maple syrup, sweet honey  blended with soft butter, sweet apples and wet pecans blended in a wonderful batter sprinkled with cinnamon and baked to perfection.

Strawberry Preserves Fragrance: Wonderful aroma of sweet ripened strawberries with notes of raw sugar cane.

strawberry rhubarb pieStrawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance:  Southern baking comes alive! The aroma of sweet fresh strawberries mixed with sour rhubarb marmalade, with a base note of flaky pie crust. Very unique!

Strawberry Shake Fragrance-  Sweet memories are made when you smell this delightful combination of vine ripened strawberries combined with notes of juicy orange and peach nectar. Green leafy florals and vanilla add just a hint of sophistication to a childhood favorite…strawberry shake!

Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance:  The aroma of buttery vanilla cake with notes of freshly sliced strawberries, with base notes of rich vanilla cream.

Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance:  The aroma of a granny smith apple with creamy, buttery caramel;  dipped in crunchy toffee chips.toffee apple

Tooth Fairy Taffy Fragrance Oil: Luscious blend of confectionary Sugar paired with Fruit Syrup of Wild Berry, Orange Crush, Black Cherry & Tangerine are molded into Vanilla Taffy create a sweet tooth, Bubble Gum dream!

Vanilla Wafer Fragrance:  A time honored recipe of sweet simplicity and goodness; creamy, fresh churned butter, Tahitian Vanilla beans and pure cane sugar toasted to perfection, are all that is needed to create this truly yummy fragrance.

Watermelon Fragrance:  A fruit blend of melons, peach and strawberry with a hint of vanilla.

taffyWatermelon Taffy fragrance begins with top notes of watermelon, lime, lemon, and bergamot; followed by middle notes of marigold, sweet, juicy melon; with base notes of white musk and vanilla.

Zucchini Bread Fragrance:  Classic sweet bread and spices of cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg are blended with garden fresh zucchini to craft this yummy homemade treat.


Oh, just imagine the possibilities with all of these delicious smelling fragrance oils.  Even though fair time will be starting in just about a month, it is never too late to excite your family members with the scents of fun, amusement, and good ole fashion family time!

 

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

 

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

 

Sparkles!!! Nicole

 

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

 

www.naturesgardencandles.com


 

What are Fragrance Oils Made Of

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

fragrance oilWhat are fragrance oils made of?

Fragrance oils are a mixture composed of essential oils, synthetic aroma chemicals, and aromatic resins.  In order to achieve the scent that a perfumist is trying to achieve, the perfumist has more than 3000 different fragrance ingredients that he may use (natural and synthetic).  These ingredients come in the form of liquid, powder, or crystalline.  In order for a perfumist to be able to dissolve the powder and/or crystalline ingredients into liquid oil, he must use solvents.  A common solvent that has been used for over 50 years is DEP (Di Ethyl Phthalate).  While this solvent has been declared as safe by even the most intense worldwide standards, many companies, such as Natures Garden, decided years ago to only add fragrance oils to our line that were phthalate-free (at the request of many customers).  Additionally, 99% of our old fragrance oils were reformulated phthalate-free years ago; our perfumist used alternative solvents that were phthalate-free.

Although solvents are a necessary component in fragrance oil production, some companies may sell fragrance oils that contain diluents:  cutting agents that ultimately reduce the strength of a fragrance oil.  A common diluent is DPG (Di Propylene Glycol).  Important note to anyone who is using fragrance oils for candle making or soap making:  Never use fragrance oils that contain DPG for these applications.  DPG prevents a candle from burning correctly, and is one of the main reasons that Cold Process Soap seizes.  Natures Garden sells concentrated fragrance oils, and we never dilute our fragrance oils.   Although diluents should not be used for candle making or soap making, they are a necessary ingredient to use when making incense/potpourri (cones, sticks, and liquid).  Another example of the need to use diluents is when making candles with essential oils.  Some essential oils may need to be thinned out with a diluent so that they can properly travel up the wick and burn correctly.  Typical diluents added to essential oils for this purpose are:  iso Propyl Myristate, or di-Octyl Adipate.  Neither of these diluents are natural, but are effective for this purpose.  According to our perfumist, in order to create natural candles, fractionated coconut oil may be used as a diluent for essential oils; however, we have not personally tested this.  As stated above:  Never add DPG to essential oils for candle making or soap making.   All of the essential oils sold at Natures Garden are 100% pure and unadulterated.  Therefore, it is up to you to add diluents to them when making candles.

So, how does a perfumist create a fragrance oil?  We know that fragrance oils are a mix of essential oils, synthetic aromatic chemicals, and resins.  We know that a perfumist must use the proper solvents to dissolve powder and crystalline ingredients into the fragrance oil.  A perfumist can either duplicate an aroma by use of gas chromatographic (GC)-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) (which shows him the ingredients contained in a fragrance), or he can create a unique fragrance oil by combining the right combinations of top, middle, and base notes.

Top notes are the fragrance aromas that you smell when you first open the bottle.  This is because they tend to evaporate the quickest of other notes used in fragrance manufacturing.  Perfumists typically use between 15-25% of top notes in fragrance production.  Common examples of top notes are: Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Neroli, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Lavender.

Middle notes provide the body of the fragrance, and are smelled after the top notes have faded. Perfumists typically use 30-40% middle notes when creating a fragrance oil.  Examples of middle notes are:  Chamomile, Cedar, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Palma Rosa, Jasmine, and Marjoram.

Base notes are the notes that tend to linger in the air, and are smelled last.  Base notes, such as musk, are the ingredients that give a fragrance “staying power”.  Without the use of base notes, fragrance notes will evaporate very quickly and not provide ample scent throw.  A perfumist typically uses 40-55% base notes in the formulation of a fragrance.  Base notes, such as musk, are one of the most expensive components in fragrance production.  Without the proper use of these ingredients, fragrance will not last very long.  Examples of base notes are:  Musk, Benzoin, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Vetiver. The main perfume house that Natures Garden works with also owns multiple musk-manufacturing companies.  The partnership that we have with this perfumist allows us to keep our prices lower than most of our competition.  In fact, the majority of fragrance manufacturers rely on our perfumist to supply them with the musk components they need to manufacturer their scents.

It is important to understand that even though a perfumist has high-tech machinery at his disposal to analyze the components of a “smell”, perfumery is an art, reserved for individuals with the talent of blending fragrance notes to create beautiful fragrance accords. Perfumery is a science and a real art. Fragrance oils are protected under the “trade secret” clause of the FDA, therefore, perfumists never disclose a full ingredient list of the “art” that they created.  When selling a product in the US that is governed by the FDA, one must simply state the word “fragrance” on the label.  Ingredients of your product must be listed in descending order according to weight; which usually (but not always) means that fragrance is listed as one of the last ingredients on your label.

The alternative to fragrance oils is essential oils.  Although essential oils are natural and may provide therapeutic benefits, there are several drawbacks to using essential oils that should be mentioned:  1.  The cost of essential oils are typically much higher than fragrance oils, 2.  Essential oil prices can fluctuate based on weather, crops, and the trade relationships between countries, 3.  Essential oils are not as sustainable as fragrance oils, 4.  Essential oils do not provide the variety of scents that fragrance oils provide.  You will never get a vanilla essential oil, a blueberry muffin essential oil, or a strawberry essential oil; only fragrance oils can provide these scents, 5.  Essential oils can cause just as many allergic reactions as fragrance oils (perhaps even more).  In fact, if the EU is successful at preventing known allergens from being contained in perfumes, many of the most well-known perfumes will need to be reformulated without essential oils.  The majority of the 26 known allergens on the EU list are from natural sources; 16 are essential oil constituents and two are absolutes.   While the debate continues on whether you should use fragrance oils or essential oils in your finished products, Natures Garden carries both fragrance oils and essential oils (for those who want all-natural scents).  Regardless of whether you choose fragrance oil or essential oil, scent sells products.  Not only do scents allow people to smell nice, scents also have the ability to create memories.  What happy memories do you have with certain scents?  I’m certain you have many.

Thank you for relying on Natures Garden for your fragrance oils and essential oils!  Natures Garden has more than 16 years of experience in the fragrance industry, and we are the largest distributor of fragrance oils in the US.  Our fragrance oils and essential oils are truly priced at wholesale prices; allowing our customers to make quality products, and earn a higher profit margin themselves.

See all of Natures Garden’s Fragrance Oils

Addicted to Creative Soap Making

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Fragrance Oils1.      What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Liz Holding, L.H. Soaps & Sundries

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 for a silly and simple reason… I love to make soap, and I am really addicted to it.  If I didn’t share what I make, I would probably drown under bars and bars of soap!  I also love the spectrum of fragrances, playing around with different things, and seeing what I can come up with.  Motivation?  Well, I have always loved to make things with my hands.  As long as I can remember, I have fiddled with various things… I have always had a right-brained curiosity for art, design, and creations, yet as I got older, I developed a very left-brained analytical mind as well.  One year, I channeled this energy into mischievously cross-breeding my mom’s favorite rose bushes into an odd new breed.  From there, I knew I had a love for science.  I got a degree in chemistry and got my first job as a formulation chemist.  I learned how to make soap in my college chemistry class, and I learned all about emulsion science in my formulation job.  Since then, I have honed my soap making skills, and because of my knowledge of emulsions, have been able to create an incredible set of lotion formulas.  Soap making is the perfect craft for a right-left brainer, because it allows me to stay artistic while using science and analysis.  I actually learned how to make soap back in 2002 during chemistry class.  I have made batch after batch since then, and decided that I have sufficient knowledge of the craft to begin selling.  10 years after beginning, I began to seriously sell, so I have really only been in business for maybe a little less than a year.

3.      What products do you make and sell?  My shop has a few staple items in it, such as soap, lotions and creams, lip balm, shower gel, etc.  However, I am always experimenting and have been known to pull out some custom creations including sugar soaps, bath syrup, face masks, and more.

4.      What are your business goals?  Ultimately my goal is to be able to quit my day job and focus on L.H. Soaps full time.  I would like to procure several wholesale accounts and attend many more craft fairs and events than I already do.  I love custom creations for special occasions as well, which is another aspect of my business that I would like to develop more. 

5.      What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I have actually only ever gotten Nature’s Garden fragrance oils, because I have heard so many wonderful things about them.  The extensive reviews and testing for each fragrance is so incredibly helpful.  Currently, I am loving the Vanilla Pear and Vanilla Bean fragrances, although every single one I received is amazing.

Your Website:  http://lhsoaps.weebly.com

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

Blog:  http://lhsoaps.weebly.com/blog.html