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May
14

English Ivy Fragrance Oil

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English Ivy Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a wonderful green fragrance that is gentle and shimmering.  This scent is a very natural-smelling aroma, reminiscent of walking through the forest on a warm, humid day, or a visit to a botanical greenhouse.  This is a favorite of customers who are looking for a true-to-name leafy fragrance!  Receiving 5-star reviews across the board, this fragrance is popular with customers regardless of the products they are making.  A valued customer from Ferndale, WA described the scent of this aroma as “just like if you were to take a leaf and smash it up to get all the juices and smell out. It’s very clean, fresh and earthy.”  Experience this clean, green scent today!

What Does English Ivy Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

English Ivy Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden has shimmering tones of morning dew which surround this lush green blend.  A botanical accord of forest fern, green leaves, and cut stems is blended with a soft floral bouquet at the heart of the scent.  Base notes of musk add a soft, earthy end to this scent.

How Do Our Customers Use English Ivy Fragrance Oil?

Customers use English Ivy Fragrance Oil to create earthy, botanical room scents.  Room scenters can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50% in scenting recipes such as Smelly Jelly air fresheners and room sprays.  This green scent also performs exceptionally in aroma beads.  Homemade candles and tarts can be made using vegetable wax or paraffin wax and will perform wonderfully when this fragrance oil is used.  The recommended maximum usage is up to 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  If you want to add a little color to your candles, we recommend 5 drops of green candle dye per four pounds of wax, or your could shred a small amount of a green color block into your melted wax.  Remember, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

English Ivy Fragrance Oil can also be used to create natural smelling bath and body products.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to perform well with up to 5% of this fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance did not discolor.  There was no ricing or separation.  This fragrance did accelerate trace, so soap at room temperature!  After curing, the scent is gorgeous and strong!  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using green liquid soap dye according to your specification.

Customers can incorporate English Ivy Fragrance Oil into a wide variety of products.  Create a delightful, earthy aroma by incorporating this fragrance up to 5% in your perfume and body spray recipes!  Customers also make their own lotions with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil,  and household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Oct
02

Titanium Dioxide

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Whether you are a candle, soap, or personal care products crafter, chances are you have run across Titanium Dioxide in your field.

Sometimes, you just want your products to be so wonderful that they can sell themselves.  Usually, the look your product has is the turning point as to whether someone’s interest is peaked enough to further investigate.  Instantly, your first urge is to make a product that is beautifully fragranced and colored, therefore snatching the potential sale.  But, what if your end goal was a finished product that was white in color?  Ahhh, the elusive white product- clean, pure, brilliant.  This my friends is where Titanium Dioxide comes into play.

Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that appears with the oxidation of titanium.  Once these minerals are collected, they are then processed and refined to remove any impurities.  What this all results in is a whitening product that can be used in a wide array of mediums.  In fact, Titanium Dioxide is the most widely used whitening pigment for many industries.

The additive itself is without odor and has excellent absorbing properties.  Titanium Dioxide is not only noted for its whitening power in products, but also for its thickening capabilities as well.  Yet, another notable property of Titanium Dioxide is its light reflection potential.  It’s no secret that Titanium Dioxide is a well known ingredient in many sunscreen applications.  This is due to its light reflection properties of reflecting, scattering, and absorbing sunlight therefore protecting the skin underneath from any harmful rays.

When to add it:  Titanium Dioxide can be oil based or water based.  If using water based titanium dioxide in your bath and body recipes, you will want to incorporate this ingredient during the water phase of your recipe.  If using the oil based titanium dioxide, you will incorporate it during the oil phase of your recipe.  If using titanium dioxide for candles, it can only be used for the overdips of the candles.  Incorporating this additive to your melted candle wax, will clog your wick in a finished product.

How Much to Add:  When integrating titanium dioxide in your products, remember testing is key to finding your perfect recipe.  However, Natures Garden suggests the following usage rates for titanium dioxide.  In cosmetics, Titanium dioxide is used in mineral makeup as your matte base. It allows your product to flow nicely. For candle making, typical usage of titanium dioxide for dipped candles is 1% titanium dioxide to 3%-6% stearic acid.  In everything else bath and body, usage level is no more than 1 teaspoon per pound of soap/cosmetic product.

But, What If:  If you are considering Titanium Dioxide in your recipe, but would still like to maintain some colored aspects to your finished product, this can be done as well.  Incorporating titanium dioxide to certain parts of your product offers a great contrast of white and color; making the colored aspects of your product even more vibrant, bold, and eye catching.

In closing, regardless of whether you are seeking out that perfect white bar of soap, mastering a body care product that effectively shields skin from harmful UV rays, or even giving the outside of your candle that clean white look, Titanium Dioxide is your solution.