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Jul
05

How Do I Make Wax Melts


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How Do I Make Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts

If you have been asking, “How Do I Make Wax Melts?”, then you are in the right place! Whether you are an experienced candle maker expanding into wax melts or a beginning crafter looking to make their own wax tarts, you can find everything you need to get started right here at Natures Garden. You can use this blog to figure out the ingredients that you will need. Then, head over to our site to find everything you need at a push of a button. Plus, there are even recipes for different wax melt ideas that provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating wax tarts. If you find you need a bit more guidance, then you can call our HUG line as well. We are here to help make this process both fun and easy!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Making SuppliesHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Making Supplies

Just like with candle making, there is some equipment that you are going to need to get started. First, you will need a pouring pot to melt your wax. You will also need a pot filled with a few inches of water and a stove top. Your pouring pot will then be placed into the pot of warm water. Also, you will need a thermometer because you will need to add the fragrance oil at a certain temperature and you need to make sure the wax isn’t too hot when you pour.

Also, you will need to make sure you have a least have your basic supplies, which are candle wax, a scented oil, and packaging supplies. While there are many choices and options for customizing your wax melts, these two key ingredients are all you need to create your scented wax tarts. Also, you need to make sure that you have a plan for packaging your wax melts. There are many options, like clamshells, molds, and much more, and you just need one method to ensure that you are able to store your finished wax melts for later use.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Waxes for Making Wax TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Waxes for Making Wax Tarts

There are many different types of waxes available from Natures Garden. We recommend using a pillar wax for your melts if you are putting them into a mold. However, there are still quite a few that are great when it comes to making a wax melt using a container wax. Choosing the type of wax is very important to the quality of your scented wax melts. So, you may want to learn a bit about your options before choosing a wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Beeswax Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Beeswax Wax Melts

Beeswax is a great choice for making wax tarts. It is perfect for creating hard wax tarts that are easy to package and use. You can either scent this wax on its own or add about 5-10% to a paraffin wax. Adding beeswax to paraffin wax will increase the integrity of the wax melt, which will make it easy to package and then use later. Also, adding some beeswax to your recipe will improve the color and your burn time of your wax tart.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Wow Wax Wax TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Wow Wax Wax Tarts

Speaking of paraffin wax, WOW Wax is a paraffin blend that is soft, creamy and has an excellent scent throw. While you may want to use this wax to make wax tarts, it could be difficult to make tarts. When you go to remove a wax melt from your clamshell or mold, the wax is likely to stick the container. This will ruin the shape and lead to a mess. So, this is when the beeswax comes in handy! Adding a portion of stearic acid or beeswax will make the wax harder and easier to use for making wax tarts. Alternatively, you could package your soft wax melts into portion cups. This will make it easier to transfer the wax to the warmer and cut down on some of that mess.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Can I Use Soy Wax for Wax Melts?How Do I Make Wax Melts: Can I Use Soy Wax for Wax Melts?

While you can use soy wax to create your homemade wax melts, a softer wax like soy wax may be harder to remove from a mold or clamshell container. Similarly, Joy Wax is a candle wax that blends soy with other ingredients to enhance the quality. So, Joy Wax will be a bit soft, as well. However, there are ways that you can effectively use this wax. Again, you could use individually portioned containers and just squeeze the wax into your warmer. Also, you can use Stearic Acid to harden your wax tarts. 

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Best Wax for Clamshell TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Best Wax for Clamshell Tarts

One of the best waxes for making wax tarts is our Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it is a strong wax made to create pillar candles. So, it will be sure to maintain its shape in the packages. We have made our basic Candle Wax Tarts Recipe with this wax because it is one of the easiest for clamshell wax melts. Also, we have done a few other recipes, like the Pumpkin Delight Chamshell Tarts and the Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe, with this candle wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: How do I Scent Wax Tarts?

Scented oils are an important part of creating your own wax tarts. Your fragrance oil warmers won’t be able to do much without a great scent. Plus, you need to make sure that your scented oil is added correctly or it may not mix properly with the candle wax. So, you need to be able to add your fragrance oils at the right temperatures.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: What Temperature Do I Add My Fragrance Oil?How Do I Make Wax Melts: What Temperature Do I Add My Fragrance Oil?

One crucial thing that you need to remember with fragrance oils is that they should be added to the wax at the correct temperature. This can be found on the page for the individual candle wax. Each candle wax will be different. So, for the best results follow the instructions for that particular candle wax.  Each wax has been tested to find the temperature that will give you the best results using that particular candle wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: How to Scent Candles with SpicesHow Do I Make Wax Melts: How to Scent Candles with Spices

Not only are fragrance oils great for scenting your home, but there are some fragrance herbs that will do make you wax melts look amazing! Our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe was created with Cloves, Juniper Berries, Cinnamon, and Orange Peel that perfectly compliment the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. It has such a wonderful spicy aroma that will fill up your whole house. If you want to find more herbs to try in your wax melts, then check out the Herbs & Spices page.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Shape and Packaging Ideas for Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Shape and Packaging Ideas for Wax Melts

Also, you need to make sure that you have an idea for packaging your wax melts. Otherwise, your tarts may set up before you are able to pour. Depending on the type of wax tart you are making, there are many different options. Here are a few of the most common options.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Clamshell Packaging for Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Clamshell Packaging for Wax Melts

First, we have clamshell wax tarts containers These are most often used for packaging because they are convenient to make and use. Plus, the divider allows you to easily create six individual wax melts in one container! If you want to use this method of packaging, Natures Garden has some high quality clamshell containers.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Portion CupsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Portion Cups

Another good option for wax melts is portion cups. These are especially useful for soft waxes, like container waxes. Many candle makers choose to use the same candle wax in their tarts that they use in their container candles. This way they do not have to purchase two different types of candle wax.  When using portion cups there will be less struggle trying to get the wax out of the container. Just squeeze the container and pop the wax into your wax warmer and don’t worry about a mess. This could also be a good container for transporting wax embeds of various shapes. For example, a few retro flower wax tarts could fit in a container for storage.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle MoldsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Molds

Another perfect way to create your wax melts is to use silicone candle molds wholesale. This allows you to make all kinds of fun shapes and designs. We used this recipe to create our scrumptious Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe, which is perfect for creating some little cupcake wax melts, too.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Other Ideas for Your Wax Potpourri WarmerHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Other Ideas for Your Wax Potpourri Warmer

Wax melts are great, but there are even more fun ideas out there that you can use for your wax burner. These fun craft recipes take candle wax and make unique creations that are perfect for scenting your home. Plus, you can even use these ideas to get yourself thinking about your own alternatives to typical wax tarts. Just start crafting and see what you can come up with!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

One fun room scenting idea is the Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe. This wax burner potpourri uses a soft candle wax and uses an oil to create a gel consistency. Then, the recipe uses fragrance, mica. and bottles to finish off this great recipe. Now you can simply squeeze out some of this potpourri into your wax warmer and cut out all the worry about using soft soy wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Next, we have a scoop-able wax potpourri recipe that uses cute leaf embeds. The Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe is a simple and fun way to create a room scenting recipe. Most of your wax doesn’t need to be melted and a PET jar is an easy way to package a finished product!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

The Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe is similar to the previous recipe with a different wax embed. Part of the fun is being able to use all sorts of different shapes in your recipes.  You can find all of our embed molds here. If you wanted you could even just color the pillar of bliss wax and layer the product without embeds. It is all up to you!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Make Your Own Wax Melts KitHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Make Your Own Wax Melts Kit

If you are new to making diy wax tarts, then you may want to try out a wax melts kit. This wax tart starter kit has all of the ingredients and packaging that you need to make homemade wax melts. The Clamshell Wax Tart Kit comes with fragrance oils, candle wax, and clamshell containers. Plus, this kit even has a complete set of instructions that will help to guide you through the process of making wax melts!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Wax Melt Warmers

If you are looking for a new candle warmer, then you may want to check out Broad Review’s article on the Best Candle Wax Warmers. This article talks about five of the best-selling candle wax warmers on the market. Plus, they break down some of the best qualities in each to compare to other warmers. So, you may want to check out this article and see what they have found to be the best!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Need Some Help?How Do I Make Wax Melts: Need Some Advise?

We are here to help! This craft blog is all to help you understand wax melts and hopefully learn something new! There are quite a few combinations for creating your wax melt recipe, but once you make your decision they are pretty easy to create. However, you can reach out to us with any questions that you make have about home made wax melts. Not only are you able to call or stop by the store, but you can find us on social media, too. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck with your wax melts and fun some fun!

May
14

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?


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WWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?hat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?

Welcome to the wonderful world of candle making! If you are new to the craft of making candles, then you may be thinking to yourself; What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles? While there are quite a few options out there, you just need to learn about your options and choosing gets simplified. At Natures Garden we strive to make sure that our customers never feel lost or alone while crafting. So, we try to provide you with as much information as you need as well as offer a Toll-Free H.U.G Line; HUG stands for Help U Grow. 1-866-647-2368. So, you can call us anytime to receive help. Furthermore, we are creating this blog to have all the basic information that you need to get started and have a reference for when you need it!

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: What Wax to Use for CandlesWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: What Wax to Use for Candles

One of the most important ingredients for making candles is the wax. Your candle wax is what determines the strength and quality of your candle. While you may think that you can just add more fragrance oil to increase the scent of your candles, this just isn’t true. In fact, once your candle wax has been saturated the fragrance oil will simply leak out and be wasted. Also, this leakage can lead to a potential fire hazard. So, it’s best to stay within the recommended amounts. You can check out the Candle Wax Information to figure out which type of canlde wax that you want!

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: AdditivesWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Additives

Additives are an option that candle makers have to include ingredients into their wax. This is done to try to enhance the quality of their final product. This can be beneficial for some waxes, but we don’t suggest using these additives in any preblended waxes.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: How to Make Candles With Crisco

One additive that you can include is Crisco shortening for some of your candles. About 1-2 ounces can be added per pound of paraffin candle wax. This will help to decrease wet spots, increase your melt pool, absorb fragrance oil, and help to decrease the chance of your fragrance sitting on the bottom of the pouring pot. So, this can be used to increase scent throw in candles made of this type of wax. But, you will find that a blended wax like our Joy Wax is already formulated to provide a great scent throw without adding any Crisco.

You will probably read differing opinions on using Crisco in your candles; however, if it had been such a bad idea, then wax manufacturers would not be making wax out of soy. Crisco is soy based. Use your own judgment on this one!

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Vybar

Another additive that is used to enhance candles is Vybar. This additive’s primary use is enhancing the scent throw. Plus, this ingredient will create a marble appearance on the top of the candle, which looks very cool! Another thing that this ingredient does is harden the wax consistency and raise the melt point. While some people use stearin, we believe that Vybar does the same thing with less issues.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: UV Light Protectors

If you want to sell your candles wholesale or want to have them keep their color for a long time, then you may want a UV Light InhibitorHowever, these can be expensive and aren’t necessary otherwise. Colors that you need to be most worried about are Blue, Violet, Burgundy, and sometimes pink. Also, even after adding this ingredient we would recommend keeping them out of direct sunlight as the sun will still be able to fade your color over time. If your find that your colors our still fading quite a bit even after adding this, then it could be due to your fragrance oil.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Petrolatum

Also, you can use petrolatum as a candle making additive. This ingredient will help increase the number of pores in the candle. So, you candle will be able to absorb even more fragrance oil. This means an even stronger scent! Plus, it will help your wax cling to the sides of your container. However, this may lead to a less clean burn and sometimes even smoking. So, there are some trade offs with this one.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Fragrance OilWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Fragrance Oil

The fragrance oil is another ingredient that is important for making wonderfully scented homemade candles. Firstly, you should make sure that the fragrance oil you want to use is not alcohol based, as this can be dangerous. Next, you will want to consider the concentration of your fragrance. Obviously, you want a good scent that hasn’t been diluted, like our fragrance oils, but there are some companies that dilute their scents and you should be cognizant of it. When using a concentrated fragrance oil, you can use about 1 ounce per pound of fragrance. If you try to use more, it will just be wasted. This is because the wax is already fully saturated and your fragrance will simply be left on the bottom of your pouring pot.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: ColorantsWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Colorants

Also, you have the option to add colorants to your candles. There are a few routes you can go for coloring your homemade candles. One thing that we’d like to note here is that candles aren’t a very good candle colorant. While there are many diy recipes on how to make candles out of crayons, we have found that candles should never be used if you want quality candles. Any amount of crayons added to your candles will cause smoking and will clog your wick. Instead, you can use liquid candle dye, color blocks, or powdered candle dye for your candles.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Liquid Candle DyeWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Liquid Candle Dye

First, you can use the Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes to color your candles. These dyes are very concentrated, so it only take a little bit. Often a few drops or even a toothpicks amount will suffice. Make sure that you never use more than 10 drops of the liquid candle dye because it will cause a sight chemical smell that may ruin your scent! Plus, adding too much color can clog your wick, reduce the scent throw, create smoking, and may reduce the melt pool of your candle. But, as long as you stay under our recommended maximum you should be fine. Plus, the liquid dye allows you to make candles that have consistent coloring each time because you can simply count the number of drops you add to your melted wax.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Color BlocksWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Color Blocks

Next, you have the option of color blocks for your homemade candles. These candle coloring blocks are dye that has been concentrated in a wax medium. This block will provide enough color to deeply dye 15 pounds of wax in total. However, the color blocks do not provide as vibrant of a color compared to our liquid candle dye or a powdered candle dye. We have these colorants available in red, coral/peach, yellow, blue, green, purple, burgundy, brown, teal, cinnamon, and cranberry. You can mix these colors, but make sure not too add too much as it may clog your wick, cause smoking, reduce the melt pool, or inhibit scent throw. To use this colorant you can cut just a piece off the block and add it to your melting candle wax. Just make sure that your color blocks are fully melted before pouring your candle wax.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Powdered Candle DyesWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Powdered Candle Dyes

Lastly, you can use for your homemade candle creations. These are the most concentrated form of candle dye out there. You can use very small amounts of the dye to provide some vibrant color results. Plus, you can combine colors to create any color that you prefer! Also, you can add this powder to melted Stearic Acid to provide a better dispersion in your candle wax. Stearic acid can be added to your candle to help harden them. Also, you should avoid using too much as it could clog your wick, create more smoking, reduce the melt pool of your candle, or inhibit the scent throw.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Candle WicksWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Candle Wicks

Another important aspect to candle making is the wick. There are two things you need to consider when picking a wick, which are the type of wax you are using and the size of your container. First, you need to think about the type of wick that you want to use. While there is some preference involved, there are some wicks that will work better in certain types of waxes. You can see on the website for each wick or at the bottom of the Science of Candle Making page.

Next, we need to think about what size wick that we will need. The size of your wick will determine the radius of wax that the flame can cover. If the flame doesn’t reach the edges you will be wasting perfectly good candle wax. However, a wick that is too large can result in mushrooming or even smoking, or loss of scent.  So, you will need to make sure that you choose the correct sized wick for each of your different container sizes. If you need help figuring out which type of wick and the size you need then check out our Candle Wick Chart for sizing.

Also, you can check out our Types of Candle Wicks for a condensed version of candle wicking information.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: EquipmentWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Equipment

Next, we have some basic equipment is important for candle making and can potentially last forever. Both the pouring pot and thermometer are important pieces of equipment in the candle making process that you really can’t go without.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Pouring PotWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Pouring Pot

First, the pouring pot is great to have for your melting wax. If you are using a pot from your kitchen, then it will be nearly impossible to reclaim it for cooking. Plus, you won’t have the convenience of a pouring spout in a typical cooking pot. So, its best to just get a pouring pot that is more efficient for candle making.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: ThermometerWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Thermometer

Also, the thermometer is crucial for making sure that your wax is used properly. Firstly, this allows you to monitor the temperature to prevent you from getting your wax to hot. If your wax gets hotter than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, in some cases, it will burn. At this temperature the wax’s molecules begin to break down and the wax will take on a burnt smell. Another issue that this helps you with is pouring your wax at the right temperature. You need to make sure that your candles are poured at the temperature recommended for the candle wax you are using.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Worlds Largest Candle

In the spirit of candle making, we figured we would talk about the largest candle ever! According to Waymarking.com, the largest candle in the world is in South Deerfield, MA. It is a big, red giant made of 1,377 pounds of wax and standing about 6 feet tall. If you are curious in seeing this phenomenal candle, then check out the World’s Largest Candle in World’s Largest Candle Store.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Learn With Us

If you are interested in learning more about candle-making, you can find more details in the Natures Garden candle manual. Also, you can reach out to us at Natures Garden with any other questions that you may have. One great way to reach out to us is through social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). We hope to hear from you soon!

May
11

Top Exotic Fragrances


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Top Exotic FragrancesTop Exotic Fragrances

Today, we will talk about Natures Garden’s top exotic fragrances.  This list will include our most alluring fragrance oils that are sure to please.  These exotic scents are perfect for soap making, soap making, and candle making.  We will also talk about some of the bath and body products you can create with these fabulous fragrances.

Top Exotic Fragrances: NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance Oil

First, Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is tropical and sexy!  Our coconut fragrance begins with top notes of guava, pineapple and currants, followed by middle notes of toasted coconut and vanilla, and rounded-out with base notes of Tonka beans, sandalwood, and white musk.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Blackened Amethyst Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil

Next us the seductive Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden was created for chic, confident women who like to “live a little”.  This exotic fragrance combines aquatic top notes with Italian bergamot, rare camellias, and lime. Then, it is followed by middle notes of lily, jasmine, and rose; finished with notes of exotic sandalwood and vetiver.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, coconut, Italian bergamot, camellias, lime
Mid Notes:  lily, jasmine, rose
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, woods, amber, sandalwood, vetiver

Did you know? The gem stone known as amethyst is suppose to have the ability to prevent anyone from the side effects of alcoholic beverages.  People were so confident in this stones ability that they created cups and chalices out of the stone to drink their alcoholic beverages from.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeTop Exotic Fragrances: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Our Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe is a fun and easy soap recipe that uses activated charcoal.  In addition, we added poppy seeds to give your soap some extra exfoliating powder.  Finally, we added diamond dust mica to the top layer to give the melt and pour soap a galaxy swirl.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Cashmere Type Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Cashmere Type Fragrance Oil

Cashmere Type Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is sensual, with exotic spice notes.  This exotic fragrance has notes of saffron, pimento berries, white pepper, and a lovely blend of floral, patchouli, and vanilla.

Top Notes: lemon, saffron, pimento berries, white pepper
Mid Notes: violet, jasmine, lily, gardenia
Base Notes: vanilla, sandalwood, cashmere woods, patchouli

Top Exotic Fragrances: Gingered Bergamot Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Gingered Bergamot Fragrance Oil

Gingered Bergamot Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is another exotic fragrance.  This time with citrus top notes of bergamot surrounded with nuances of freshly ground ginger combined with notes of sandalwood, cedar, Indian patchouli, and sweet basil.

Top Notes:  Bergamot, Ginger
Mid Notes:  Sandalwood, Cedar
Base Notes: Indian Patchouli, Sweet Basil

Top Exotic Fragrances: Pineapple Jasmine Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Pineapple Jasmine Fragrance Oil

Next, we have Pineapple Jasmine Fragrance Oil.  A creative blend of top notes of ripened pineapples, pears, and apples.  Middle notes of ferns and clover follow.  Finally, this exotic scent has bottom notes of jasmine and rose petals. Very Complex!

Top Exotic Fragrances: Sexy As Sin Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Sexy As Sin Fragrance Oil

This irresistible fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a floral bouquet.  This sexy scent contains notes of gardenia, tuberose, sweet vanilla and exotic musk which is sure to intoxicate your senses. The name sexy as sin says it all!  This fragrance is a Natures Garden best selling scent.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Kulu Bay Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil

Now, Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden!  Kulu Bay is part of the wonderful Fiji Islands.  In the Fiji Islands lush, virgin rainforests revitalize your well-being.  Invigorate your mind and soul with this upscale, fresh and exotic fragrance.  An energetic blend of tamarind, crushed lychee berries, Tahitian Noni juice, and fresh cranberries; followed by the herbal freshness of sun-ripened figs; with base notes of basil and palm leaves. An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Exotic Fragrances: Lavender Fizzy Bath RecipeTop Exotic Fragrances: Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe

Let’s talk about a couple of recipes using Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil.  First, the Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe.  This is a bath tea that not only helps you relax your worries away with real dried lavender, it also contain some fizzing power.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Argan Soap RecipeTop Exotic Fragrances: Argan Soap Recipe

Our second recipe using Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil is the Argan Soap Recipe.  This recipe of course, includes argan oil, but also many skin loving butters.  This cold process soap recipe will help nourish your skin.  Finally, this soap has a beautiful swirl of colors.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Lick Me All Over Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Lick Me All Over Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden Lick Me All Over Fragrance: A Best
Seller! We have had so many customers ask for this
scent….now we have it! A wonderful exotic fragrance with base notes of raspberry, cantaloupe, and watermelon,
middle notes of jasmine and violet, and fresh top notes of
grapefruit and kumquat.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Light Blue Women Type Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Light Blue Women Type Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has exotic bergamot which adds a classic accent to this lush bouquet. Floral tones of calla lily, white jasmine and wood violet combine with hints of gardenia for a garden signature. A base of sweet amber balances with a highly textured musk blend and exotic woods to create lingering sensuality.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Moonlight Pomegranate Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Moonlight Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

Moonlight Pomegranate fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a mysterious blend with top notes of exotic, spicy pomegranate, wild bergamot, dewberry, iris, jasmine.  Then, the top notes are followed by spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Finally, this exotic scent is grounded with base notes of precious woods and cedar.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Mystic Orange Moonstone Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Mystic Orange Moonstone Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a mystical, exotic, complex fragrance layered with just the right balance of the following notes:  Blood orange, white jasmine, golden honey, orange blossom, black currant, peach, grapefruit, bergamot.  Also, containing notes of magnolia, orchid, freesia, muguet lily, cognac, light patchouli, white amber, myrrh, and white musk. NG Original Scent!

Top Exotic Fragrances: Vaniglia del Madagascar Type Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Vaniglia del Madagascar Type Fragrance Oil

In this fragrance oil by Natures Garden fresh citrus accents open to reveal a classic floral accord at the heart of this exotic vanilla scent.  Dramatic woody notes are carefully blended with hints of musk and sensual amber for a sensual effect.  A robust Madagascar vanilla bean, the world’s most expensive, characterizes the scent and creates a warm and lingering sweetness.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Desire Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Desire Fragrance Oil

An alluring, sensual fragrance oil by Natures Garden. Top notes of fresh citrus and vetiver and rose geranium, middle notes of jasmine, lily of the valley; and bottom notes of amber guise, vanilla, and musk. A Best Seller! NG Original!

Top Notes:  CItrus, vetiver, rose geranium
Mid Notes:  Lavender, Cyclamen, Heliotrope, jasmine, lily of the valley
Base Notes:  Patchouli, Vanilla Cream, amber, musk

Top Exotic Fragrances: Midnight Romance Fragrance Oil

This romantic fragrance oil by Natures Garden has an accord that begins with fresh Kaffir lime extract and spicy bergamot, which draws attention to this fragrance!  The floral musk notes on the bottom make this scent very sensual!  Natures Garden’s midnight romance fragrance begins with top notes of spicy bergamot, and Kaffir lime extract.  Then, the top notes are followed by middle notes of African violet, balsam fir, and jasmine.  Finally, it is sitting on base notes of muguet lily and musk.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil

Tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide in this fresh exotic fragrance.  Natures Garden’s awapuhi seaberry fragrance begins with top notes of Italian bergamot extract, tart seaberries, and marine, ozonic notes.  Then, this tropical fragrance oil flows nicely into middle notes of geranium, jasmine, and fresh rose petals.  Finally, you will find it is well-balanced with a base note of white musk.

Top Notes:  Italian bergamot, peach, pineapple, coconut, fresh sea air, tart berries
Mid Notes:  Geranium, water lily, jasmine, rose petals
Base Notes:  Gardenia, musk

Did you know?  The Polynesians introduced this red ginger plant known as awapuhi.  During all important ceremonies Polynesian royalty were adorned with red ginger leis.  Hawaiians would also grind the plant up, add water, and drain the mixture.  They believe consuming this would cure stomach pains.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeTop Exotic Fragrances: Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about the Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This cp soap recipe uses this wonderful exotic fragrance.  Also, it uses skin loving butters and oils like olive oil and shea butter.

Top Exotic Fragrances- Plumeria Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances- Plumeria Fragrance Oil

Then, Plumeria fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sweet, fruity floral aroma composed of tropical and exotic plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, on a lovely green bottom. A very popular duplication. A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  Juicy Peach, Apple, Pineapple
Mid Notes:  Island Plumeria, Carnation, Gardenia
Base Notes:  Green Leaves, Jasmine

Top Exotic Fragrances: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil

The Hawaiian flower typically used in leis.  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a delicate, yet exotic heady blend of velvety island florals and lush greens which invoke feelings of intrigue, sensuality and femininity.

Top Notes: Orange Oil, Pineapple
Mid Notes: Pikake Flower, Gardenia, Tuberose, Clove
Base Notes: Fir Needle, Pine

Top Exotic Fragrances : Tiare Flowers Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances : Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil

The Tiare flower is also known as Tahitian Gardenia.  This flower is used to make lei necklaces.  It is also a scent that is delicate and memorable.  Tiare Fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful blend of Tahitian gardenia, bergamot, lavender flowers, and white musk.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Now, we will talk about Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil.  This vanilla fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of a creamy, caramel, fruity vanilla.

Top Exotic Fragrances: Paradise Reef Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances: Paradise Reef Fragrance Oil

Let’s get away and go deep-sea diving at Paradise Reef.  A popular vacation get away place.  This tropical fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sparkling fragrance with salt water and fresh air notes.  Paradise Reef begins with notes of nectarine, bird of paradise,  and water lily,  followed by middle notes of passion flower, orchid, and hyacinth.  Finally, this exotic scent is rounded out and empowered by fresh air and salt water notes.  An NG Original fragrance!

Top Exotic Fragrances- NG Tahitian Waterfall Type Fragrance OilTop Exotic Fragrances- NG Tahitian Waterfall Type Fragrance Oil

Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to the fabric softener.  Let our fragrance oil take you away with sweet jasmine, wild lilies and violets, with the enchanting mist of a cool tropical waterfall.  You will be in Heaven!

Are you ready for an exotic getaway?  Have you tried any of these strong exotic fragrances?  Show us what you have created.  Post pictures of your creations on our Facebook Page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

So, these exotic fragrances have you longing for an exotic vacation?  Well, check our these top exotic vacations that Men’s Health suggests.  In addition to being exotic tropical getaways, they won’t break the bank.

Apr
30

Plumeria Candle Recipe


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Plumeria Candle RecipePlumeria Candle Recipe

If you are looking for some beautiful candle making recipes, then you will definitely want to check out our Plumeria Candle Recipe! This Natures Garden recipe is perfect for creating a gorgeous, floral scented candle that is absolutely gorgeous. Plus, this recipe walks you through creating homemade flower wax embeds for your candles! Together, the floral scent of our Plumeria Fragrance Oil and the flower wax embeds creates a unique recipe that you will absolutely want to try out!

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Joy Wax

Sunflower Wax

Plumeria Fragrance Oil

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Burgundy

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Purple

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Silicone Soap Mold (optional)

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies

Mixing Spoon

Hot Glue Gun

Stove

Scale

A Pot (for double boiler)

Apothecary Jar

Toothpicks

Paper Bowl and Wax Paper (or Silicone Soap Mold)

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Weights and Amounts

3 ounces of the Joy Wax

30 grams of the Sunflower Wax

3 grams of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil

A tiny bit of the Burgundy Liquid Candle Dye

A Few Drops of the Purple Liquid Candle Dye

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Sanitize and Prepare Your Work Space

Before you begin creating your scented candles, you will want to organize and clean your work space. You can start by making sure you have enough space to work on your candle. Also, you will need to wipe down your work space. Next, you will want to gather your supplies and equipment. If any of your equipment is dirty, then make sure that you wash them before beginning your project. After everything has been cleaned and prepared, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare Double Boiler

For this recipe, you are going to need a double boiler. If you know how to create a double boiler for candlemaking, then move on to your recipe. Otherwise, we can explain to you how it works. Since you will need to use an pouring pot, this will act as the inner portion of your double boiler. The pouring pot will hold your melting wax and will be placed inside the larger pot. The larger pot will hold the heated water. Now that the double boiler has been made, it will be placed on the stove top on medium heat to melt your wax.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Get the Sunflower Wax Ready

First, you will need to use the double boiler to melt the Sunflower Wax. So, weigh out 30 grams of this wax and add it to the double boiler. As the wax melts, you should be mixing every so often. While the double boiler will help prevent scorching, you should keep an eye on it and stir occasionally. After your wax has entirely melted, you will be ready to move on to the next steps for coloring and scenting.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Candle ColorantPlumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Candle Colorant

Then, you will be adding some candle colorant to your melted Sunflower Wax. Since we are going to be adding less than a drop of the liquid dye, we will need a toothpick to add this amount. So, take the toothpick and dip it into the purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye to your Sunflower Wax. Then, you will need to swirl the dipped toothpick in the melted wax. Make sure that you mix this well to fully incorporate the color.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Scent the Sunflower WaxPlumeria Candle Recipe: Scent the Sunflower Wax

Next, you are going to want to scent your freshly melted wax.  We will be using Plumeria Fragrance Oil, which is perfect for this candle and has a gorgeous floral scent. This fragrance is a sweet, fruity floral aroma that is composed of tropical Plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, on a lovely green bottom. So, take three grams of this delightful candle oil and add it to the melted Sunflower Oil.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Preparing Your Flower Parts

Now,  you are going to start preparing the wax for your flower candle embeds. This wax will need to be a thin layer, which we will use to cut out the flowers. One way you can create this is pouring a small amount into the bottom of a mold, like the square loaf mold. Alternatively, you can line a pan with wax paper and pour a thin layer of wax in this. Either way, you will need to remove the wax at a point where it has set up but still warm.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Cut Out Your Flower PartsPlumeria Candle Recipe: Cut Out Your Flower Parts

Once your thin layers of wax are set up, you will want to cut out your petals and circles. You can use a knife, toothpick, or anything that you have that is pointy and tough enough to cut out your shapes. Also, you will need to have two circles and about twelve or so petals. The exact number of petals you will need depends on their size. Since you will need a couple extra petals on top of the candle, you will want to make a few extra petals. So, the exact number that you need for your flowers isn’t extremely important yet.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Creating the Other Flower PartsPlumeria Candle Recipe: Creating the Other Flower Parts

Now, you are going to need to repeat these previous steps using two different colors. For one of the rounds you will use one drop of purple liquid candle colorant. After these pieces are created, you can move on to the last set of flower parts. The last round will be colored with a tiny amount of the burgundy candle colorant. Again, you can use a toothpick to add this color to your melted Sunflower Wax.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle JarPlumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle Jar

Before we start adding the candle wax to the container, you will need to prepare the candle jar. So, heat up your hot glue gun to adhere two of the CD-12 candle wicks to the bottom of your jar. You will want to make sure that they are as straight and even as possible. Otherwise, your finished candle won’t burn evenly and could result in tunneling. Plus, awkwardly placed wicks could ruin the pretty design! So, it would be best to be careful on this step.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Purple LayerPlumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Purple Layer

Now, we are ready to create the first layer for our scented candle. We will start by weighing 3 ounces of Joy Wax and melting it in the double boiler. Remember to mix the melting wax every so often. Once this is melted we are going to add in the colorant. Put two drops of the purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye into the melted wax and stir to fully incorporate the color.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Pouring the Bottom LayerPlumeria Candle Recipe: Pouring the Purple Layer

Next, you are going to scent and pour the purple layer. So, add 0.3 ounces of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil to the melted purple wax and mix to incorporate the scent. After, you are ready to pour this layer into the jar. Once this layer has been carefully poured into the jar you will need to straighten your wicks before the wax sets up. You may want to have something across the top of the jar to steady your wicks.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Wax Embed Flowers Plumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Wax Embed Flowers

Now, you are ready to start setting up your embed flowers. So, you are going to begin adhering your flower parts to the jar. Start by pressing one of your circles to the inside of the glass jar. Make sure that you hold the wax circle in place by pressing gently until it has completely adhered. Then, adhere the petals of a different color around the circle in a similar fashion to the picture to the left. You will continue to evenly space out the rest of your flowers around the jar. We had six flowers total, but this amount may vary depending on the size of your petals.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Preparing the White LayerPlumeria Candle Recipe: Preparing the White Layer

Next, you are going to create the white layer for behind your wax flower embeds. So, weigh out 11 ounces of Joy Wax and add it to the apothecary jar. You will need to melt the wax using the double boiler method with occasional mixing. After, you will need to add 1.1 ounces of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. Before you go to pour in this layer you need to measure the temperature. Otherwise, you could possibly melt and mess up your wax flower embeds! Use a thermometer to determine when your wax has dropped to about 150 F, which is a safe temperature range to pour your white layer. Once it reaches this temperature you can pour in this layer.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Allow the White Layer to Set UpPlumeria Candle Recipe: Allow the White Layer to Set Up

Now that you poured in the white layer into the base of your candle, your creation is nearly complete! Just make sure that both of your wicks are centered. Make sure that you center your wicks before this white layer completely sets up. Then, you just need to wait for this top layer to harden and set up. Once your white layer has set up you can move on to creating the whipped topping.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Whipped WaxPlumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Wax

Next, we are going to create the whipped wax topping for this candle. So, weigh out 8 ounces of Joy Wax and put it into the apothecary pot. After the wax has completely melted, you can add 0.8 ounces of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. After, let your wax begin to set up. Before it completely sets up, you will need to whip the wax. Once the wax is well whipped and before it completely sets up, you can put the wax on top of the base of your candle.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Decorating the Top of the CandlePlumeria Candle Recipe: Decorating the Top of the Candle

Immediately after adding your whipped wax you will want to start adding your extra petals to the top of your candle. This will make sure that your petals stick to the candle and won’t fall off. So, start taking your differently colored petals and placing them on top of the candle. Make sure that you press them lightly into the wax, so they are able to stay in place. Once all your petals have been placed, use a pencil to curl your two candle wicks.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Letting Your Candles Set UpPlumeria Candle Recipe: Letting Your Candles Set Up

Finally, your candles are complete! But, you are going to want to wait a day or two for your candle to cure before using your candle. While it can be tempting to use your candle early, it will be worth the wait and work so much better after letting it cure! Allowing your candle to cure for 24-48 hours will give the wax time to absorb the scent and provide a better scent throw.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: History of Plumeria Plumeria Candle Recipe: History of Plumeria

If you love the aroma of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil, then you may want to learn more about the history of this gorgeous, tropical flower. One interesting fact about these exotic flowers is that their origin was not actually Hawaii. While the gorgeous Plumeria flowers are commonly associated with these exotic islands, these were actually brought to Hawaii from Mexico in the nineteenth century. However, this beautiful flower has been incorporated in many lovely, tropical lands, like Hawaii, the Carribean, Indonesia, and many others! For those that are interested in finding out more, you can learn even more about this flower and others by clicking here to read all about the Plumeria History by Tropical Flowers and Plants.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Find Us On Social Media

Reaching out to Natures Garden on social media is a quick and easy way to get questions answered, share your creations, or see what we are up to. Not only would we love to see what you have created with our products, but we are often creating new and exciting craft recipes. So, there is always a great reason to find us online. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are available on both Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon!

Dec
13

Denise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils


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Denise's Favorite Fragrance OilsDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils

Hey there! My name is Denise and I have been with Nature’s Garden for two and a half years now. I started out in the shipping department and have recently moved into customer service. I was recently asked to name my 10 favorite fragrance oils and I honestly had to stop and think because after working here for a while I have accumulated a lot of favorite fragrances, but these 10 are my go-to, all-time favorite fragrance oils starting with my ultimate favorite: Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil.  So, drum roll please…. Denise’s favorite fragrance oils.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Beach Daisies Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, will sweep you away to the beach; where you will smell the aromas of fresh spring flowers and green grass while walking on the warm sands.  Natures Garden’s beach daisies fragrance begins with top notes of Asian lemongrass, dune grass, and daisy petals; followed by middle notes of gardenia bloom, ylang ylang, and clove leaf; sitting on base notes of blond woods, amber sands, and sheer musk.

 

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil in CP soapBeach Daisies Fragrance Oil in CP soap

Next, when Nature’s Garden tested Beach Daisies fragrance oil in CP soap, we found there was some acceleration. However, there was no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. We also found that it maintained a very strong scent retention after cure. Due to the acceleration of the soap batter, we suggest soaping at lower temperatures.

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationBeach Daisies Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you chose to color your Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil candle, we suggest using 3 drops of yellow plus a little orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred an ample amount of yellow and orange color block into your melted wax. We highly suggest not using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and your candle may not burn properly.

Denise's 10 Favorite Fragrance Oils : 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils : 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

4 Leaf Clover 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!

Did you know?  The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to superstition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. Approximately 1 in every 10,000 clovers has the four-leaflet form. Clovers can have more than four leaflets. The most leaflets ever recorded is eighteen. According to legend, each leaflet represents something: the first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck. Legend also holds that if a lady hangs a four-leaf clover on her door, the next man to come in will become her husband.

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil in CP Soap4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, during Natures Garden’s testing of 4-Leaf Clover fragrance oil in CP soap we found that there was moderate ricing and slight acceleration. If you are concerned about the acceleration, however, we suggest soaping at a lower temperature. There was no separation, it was pretty workable and so worth it! We found the scent was awesome with no final discoloration and the after a cure the scent was still nice and strong.

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you would like to color your 4 Leaf Clover fragrance oil candle we suggest using 3 drops green liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of shredded green color block per 4 pounds of wax. We suggest never using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and cause it to not burn properly.

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap

Next, we will talk about the 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe. This layered soap recipe that incorporates goat’s milk melt and pour soap base and the 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. There are 4 layers of spring like greens that use our vibrant Fun Soap dyes. The colors range from teal to Kelly green, neon green and lime green all in the shape of a fun shamrock clover. These would make a perfect spring gift to use in goody bags for wedding or baby showers or to simply have ready to use during the spring months.

Denise’s Favorite Fragrance Oil: Laundromat Fragrance Oil

With this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, try and imagine the aroma of all of the popular fabric softeners and laundry detergents combined to make one fresh, fabulous accord.  This is it!  Natures Garden’s laundromat fragrance begins with top notes of tangy lemon, mandarin orange, mountain air, and cotton blossoms;  followed by middle notes of sheer violet, sweet cyclamen, dew kissed lilies, and pink jasmine;  sitting on base notes of soothing sandalwood.

 

Laundromat Fragrance Oil in CP SoapLaundromat Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when we tested Laundromat Fragrance Oil in CP soap we found it had a perfect pour.  There was no ricing and no acceleration. Also, there was no separation and no discoloration. Laundromat Fragrance Oil had an extremely strong scent after the cure. The smell was exactly like fresh laundry!

Laundromat Fragrance Oil Candle and Bath and Body Product Color Recommendation:Laundromat Fragrance Oil Candle and Bath and Body Product Color Recommendation:

If you would like to color your Laundromat Fragrance Oil we suggest 2 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a blue color block into your melted wax. We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and cause your candle to not burn properly.

 

Tommie Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Tommie Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh citrus bouquet of mandarin, lemon, and bergamot; enhanced by nutmeg and clove with a heart of rose and ozone on a strong background of musks and woods.

 

Tommie Fragrance Oil in CP SoapTommie Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when we tested Tommie Fragrance Oil in CP soap we found no acceleration and no ricing. Also, there was no separation and no discoloration. Tommie Fragrance Oil also had good scent retention after the cure.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Autumn WreathDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil

A cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden Autumn Wreath starts out with top notes of pear, apple, peach and coconut with mid notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg; and followed by base notes of vanilla, cedar, musk, woods, pine and autumn leaves.

Did you know?  There are many different types of wreaths out there.  One common misconception is that they all need to be made out of evergreens.  This is not the case.  Autumn wreaths can be made from any type of flowers, leaves, or items found in your very own backyard.  Use your imagination and get creative with it.  Just beware not to use anything like eucalyptus or berries, as they tend to shed and wilt.

Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap:Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap:

Next, when we tested Autumn Wreath fragrance oil in handmade cold process soap we found that it was pretty perfect!  There was no acceleration, no ricing and no separation. Also, there was no discoloration and the scent stayed strong after its cure.

Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil candle color recommendation:Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation:

If you would like to color your Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil candles, we suggest using 3 drops of orange plus 1 drop of brown and 3 drops of red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred an ample amount of orange, red, brown color blocks into your melted wax.  We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and your candle will not burn properly.

 

Denise's favorite fragrance oils: Country AppleDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Country Apple Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very nice complex scent which begins with top notes of pineapple, jasmine, and tiger lily; strong middle notes of juicy McIntosh apples and tart granny smith apples; with a dry down of vanilla beans.

Country Apple Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:Country Apple Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:

When Country Apple fragrance oil was tested in CP soap we found that it had a perfect pour. There was no ricing, no acceleration and no separation. There was no discoloration and the scent held very well after the cure. It had a nice and sweet scent and was just great for CP!

Country Apple Fragrance Candle Color Recommendation:Country Apple Fragrance Candle Color Recommendation:

If you would like to color your Country Apple Fragrance candle we suggest using 6 drops of red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax. We do suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as it will clog your wick causing your candle to not burn as it should.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Pleasingly PumpkinDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil by Natures Garden is our rendition of the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance.  There is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. This is an NG Original Scent! 

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:

When we tested Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil in CP soap, we found that there was no acceleration, no ricing and no separation, however, due to the vanillin content in Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil, there was discoloration to a chocolate color. For that reason, we suggest a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent the discoloring.  This fragrance oil also had a strong scent retention after its cure.

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation:Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation:

If you would like to add some color to your Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil candle, we suggest using 3 drops orange liquid candle dye. You can also add a small amount of shredded orange color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We suggest never using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and cause your candle to not burn properly.

 

Denise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Apple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil

Apple Jack Peel has the wonderful aroma of fresh peeled apples with zesty top notes of lemon and grapefruit, middle notes of peach, orange, cinnamon and clove followed by base notes of maple, vanilla, cream, and musk. Apple Jack Peel fragrance oil is truly fantastic and a Nature’s Garden Best Seller!  

Did You Know?  Applejack is a very strong alcoholic beverage. This beverage originated in the American colonial era, which is believed to have roots from the French Apple Brandy Calvados.  Obviously, the beverage is made from apples, but first, the apples must be transformed into hard cider.  Then, that hard cider must be concentrated.  This can be done in two possible ways. First, there is the classic procedure of freeze distillation, also there is the option of true evaporative distillation. Either selection will work, but the actual word applejack comes from the word jacking which is one term for freeze distillation.

Apple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil in CP SoapApple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when Apple Jack Peel fragrance oil was in CP soap, we found that it had a perfect pour. There was no ricing, no acceleration, no separation. There also was no discoloration.  It has a sweet, yummy smell with the perfect combination of cloves and apples. The scent retention stayed nice and strong after its cure!

Apple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationApple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you would like to color your Apple Jack Peel fragrance oil candle, we suggest using 4 drops red plus 1 drop black liquid candle dye. You can also add a small amount of shredded red plus black color block per 4 pounds of wax. We do recommend to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick causing your candle to possibly not burn properly.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil by Natures Garden has an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries, with middle notes of white floral greenery, peach, violet, and honeysuckle, followed by bottom notes of musk and vanilla. A true Best Seller from Nature’s Garden!

Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil in CP SoapBlack Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when we tested Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil in CP soap we found that it had a perfect pour. There was no ricing, no acceleration, no separation and no discoloration. We also found that it had great scent retention after its cure.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationBlack Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you would like to color your Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil candle we suggest using 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a purple color block into your melted wax. We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and may cause your candle to not burn properly.

 

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: HummingbirdDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Hummingbird Fragrance Oil

A hummingbird may be the smallest bird, but it seems to get the most attention! We at Natures Garden have created this fragrance oil based on that fact. This fragrance starts out with top notes of tart kiwi, middle notes of lilac and tiger lily, and ending with fresh based notes of pineapples and pears.  A definite best seller and an NG original fragrance!

Hummingbird Fragrance Oil in CP SoapHummingbird Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

When Hummingbird fragrance oil was tested in CP soap we found that there was acceleration, but there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloration.  Due to the fact that this fragrance oil had acceleration in the soap batter, Natures Garden suggests soaping at a lower temperature. Hummingbird fragrance oil also had good scent retention after the cure.

Hummingbird Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationHummingbird Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you choose to color your Hummingbird Fragrance Oil candle we suggest using 1 drop burgundy liquid candle dye or you can use a small amount of shredded burgundy color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and your candle may not burn properly.

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Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.