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Jun
06

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day


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Craft Ideas for Father's DayCraft Ideas for Father’s Day

If you are looking for a homemade craft idea for your dad this upcoming Fathers Day, then check out this list of ideas! We have compiled some create Craft Ideas for Father’s Day that he could really use and enjoy. Whether you are looking to create something for a father-in-law, husband, grandfather, or your own father, we have a little something for everyone. Plus, making a large recipe could provide gifts for a few of these wonderful men.

Also, we have a variety of crafting recipes for people at different levels of experience. For example, we have some recipes for soap from scratch for bonafide soap makers and we have a few crafts that would be simple enough for children to complete with the help of a grown up. Plus, we have crafts for a variety of skill levels in between! So, we think that we may have a recipe that could work for anyone regardless of skill or interests! Additionally, we have a variety of themes for these potential gifts that cover all sorts of different kinds of dads. Whether your father loves beer, bacon, camouflage, football, or something else entirely we are likely to have a recipe for a craft that would be perfect!

Tiger Stripe Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Tiger Stripe Soap

Check out a great recipe that you can create for any of  the fathers in your life. Our Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe uses the very masculine scent of our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil to create the perfect soap for men. Plus, the finished soaps will look just as wild and unforgettable as they smell. The fragrance that is used in this recipe is an intoxicating scent that has clean citrus notes of orange and lemon with spicy notes of clove, anise, pepper, and rose as well as vanilla, leather, balsam, and warm musks for an unforgettable finish. Plus, this cold process soap recipe is easy to work with and leaves you with a soap loaf with a pattern that is just like a tiger. So, try out this recipe and get ready to impress!

Bacon Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bacon Candle Recipe

Bacon is a delicious way to start the day and is well loved by many people. So, we decided to create the Bacon Candle Recipe, which is perfect for any and all bacon lovers! Plus, this candle smells just like freshly fried bacon, which is thanks to our appropriately named Bacon Fragrance Oil. If you happen to know one of the many dads that would enjoy some crispy bacon, then consider creating a fun gift that smells and looks just like the real thing! We find that this candle recipe is fairly easy and a very fun gift that is sure to be loved!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

Next, we have a useful recipe that we all know that any dad could enjoy. The Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe walks you through how to create a shaving recipe that nourishes and protects your skin as you are shaving. This recipe allows for a truly close shave while limiting the number of shaving bumps left behind. We made sure to include ingredients in our recipe to create a shaving product with a good lather that will give you the smoothest glide possible. Plus, the recipe is still a soap that will clean your face as you are shaving. There is no easier face care than this homemade shaving soap!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Soap Recipe

The Beard Soap recipe is a perfectly formulated hot process soap recipe made just for beard care. This homemade soap will clean your beard as well as nourish it with oils and butters that provide just what great facial hair needs. Every single oil chosen for this recipe will benefit a beard in either repairing, growth, or hydrating the skin beneath. So, this is the best Father’s Day gift for a dad that cares about the appearance and his beard.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Balm RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Balm Recipe

Another great craft you can create for Father’s Day is the Beard Balm Recipe! This is a recipe that is simple and quick to create with the added bonus of being genuinely useful. This recipe is perfect for beard care and will be a perfect gift. Not only will this balm care for the beard your dad already has grown, but this balm with promote healthier growth. Plus, this balm is wonderful for the skin, so this beard balm is perfect for helping irritated skin.

Whipped Shaving Cream RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

However, we have another shaving soap recipe for those that are interested. If you enjoy everything about the first shaving soap recipe, but aren’t experienced with making soap from scratch you can check out our Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe! This shaving soap recipe doesn’t require lye and is easier to create. Our homemade shaving soap recipe will still protect and moisturize your skin as you shave, but this recipe uses a pre-made soap base. So, you get the same great product without the hassle of using lye. If you are not an experienced soaper or are running out of time before you need the finished product, this recipe is perfect for you! So, try out this simpler shaving soap recipe that will still be a hit on Father’s Day!

Homemade Fire Starters RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Homemade Fire Starters Recipe

Another fun idea for Father’s Day is the Homemade Fire Starters Recipe. This recipe is an easy way to start a campfire or fireplace that will provide a nice scent as well. This is created similarly to a candle, but has some slight differences that make it so much cooler! Not only does it effortlessly start your fires for you, this recipe is scented to provide a lovely aroma for those around the fire. This recipe uses of candle wax and a few choice herbs to create a very effective fire starter that is very easy to use! Simply light the wick, place it where you are starting your fire, and wait for the flames to spread.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Red Solo Cup Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is fun and super convenient to use! Introducing the creative Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe! This melt and pour soap recipe creates soap with a built in bath poof for extra cleaning power. This scrubby soap craft will make cleaning super easy. Plus, this soap can be hung in the shower to make it easily stored and always accessible during a shower. Not only is it fun to use, but the scent is awesome, too! This soap recipe uses our true to life beer scent, Beer Fragrance Oil, in the soap, which pairs amazingly with the solo cup shape. So, grab your red solo cups and get crafting, dad style!

Beer Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Candle Recipe

Another great beer themed recipe for the fathers out there is the fantastic Beer Candle Recipe. Everything from the foam at the very top to all the way down to the bottom of the mug is scented with our very own Beer Fragrance Oil. Not only is this awesome candle scented to smell just like a real mug of beer, but this candle looks just like a huge pint of the stuff! I don’t know about you, but we can think of a ton of dads that would really get a kick out of this candle!

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, we have another recipe created that combines the masculine Stud Fragrance Oil with real, honest to goodness beer to create the Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a full soaping recipe from scratch with a single twist. Instead of using water to create the lye water for this recipe, we use beer! So, the raw masculine fragrance oil and the fresh beer scent combine to create an aroma that is entirely its own.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, we have another homemade soap recipe that is very masculine. So, this would be great for you to create for Father’s Day. However, this recipe, Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe, is a bit more simplistic. This recipe uses some nourishing oils and a typical soaping method. Also, the manly scent in this soap is strong, sharp and full of spice. Since this recipe uses The Fast Lane Fragrance Oil, this soap smell of a sharp, spicy, lavender, amber aroma as the fragrance has a scent blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries, and sandalwood. Thus, this is the perfect gift for a man that enjoys masculine body scents.

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create some very cool bath products with a rugged, masculine scent. The Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe is an awesome bath bomb recipe that may just be manly enough to be worth a bath. Not only does this product have a camouflage pattern, but the scent has notes of intense spice and rich leather that blend with other scents to create an amazingly masculine scent.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Further, we have more wonderful camo recipes that would be great for Fathers Day. If your dad likes camouflage, then he will love the Green Camouflage Candle Recipe! This recipe combines the awesome appearance of camouflage with the scent of our Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a bright, woodsy, and natural scent that creates a great candle for any outdoors-man. So, this recipe is a perfect fit for dads that enjoy hunting, camping, or simply nature in general.

Manly Body Spray RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Manly Body Spray Recipe

Also, you could create some homemade body spray for Father’s Day. The Manly Body Spray Recipe is a simple creation that takes our refreshing Light Blue Men Type Fragrance Oil and creates a perfect body cologne. This scent combined with our Odor Eliminator to allow the fragrance oil to work without the hindrance of gross scents. Instead, the dad that receives this handmade cologne would smell like a blend of citrus notes which are combined with middle notes of bergamot, balsam, and anise with base notes of patchouli and vanilla. Overall, it is a light, manly scent that is perfect for a scented body spray with a clean man scent.

Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Additionally, we have a scented candle that football loving dads would go crazy for. The Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe is a candle that is created to look like a football field, complete with an embed football. Not only does this recipe walk the walk, but it talks the talk. Meaning that this candle smells like a brand new leather football! So, the football fanatic dads in your life can enjoy the scent of fresh leather without leaving the comfort of their living, which means more time for them to watch the game.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Game On HP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great idea for sports fan dads is the Game On HP Soap Recipe! This is a quicker homemade soap recipe that is made to look like a game day jersey. This recipe is just like any cold process soap recipe as far as the nourishing oils and the clean homemade soap feeling. Except, this soap recipe cuts out the curing time! Since this recipe is heated as the lye and oils interact, the reaction is sped up. This all means that this recipe for making soap from scratch is basically immediately ready to use!

Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil

Check out another cold process soap recipe that is perfect for a totally hot man. Our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe walks you through the steps to create a wonderful batch of soaps. Plus, this recipe contains amazing oils, deep pore cleansing activated charcoal and a very confident scent. The Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil is strong in soap and leaves the aroma of patchouli, balanced by fresh sage, crispy green notes, and freshly sliced mango; all sitting on base notes of earthy sandalwood and tonka bean. Overall, this recipe is perfect for soaping.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Scented Markers RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Scented Markers Recipe

Also, we have a craft that younger kids could create for Father’s Day. The Scented Markers Recipe is a simple recipe that kids could easily create with a bit of adult supervision. We have some great scents picked out for certain colors, but letting the kids help choose the scents could be fun, as well. Kids could create their dad’s very own set of smelly markers and enjoy a day of coloring together and enjoy each others company.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Have a Happy Father’s Day

Here’s wishing that all the fathers out there have a wonderful day! If you would like to share your fun on Father’s Day, then share your pics on our Facebook wall or @ngscents on Instagram!

May
04

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe


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Keylime Pie Candle Recipe

Keylime Pie Candle RecipeThis keylime pie candle recipe was inspired by my absolute favorite dessert that not only tastes delicious but, with this free candle recipe, it smells delicious too!  As a kid, I remember my favorite place to visit was my Aunt. Not only because she is an amazing person, but her keylime pie was out of this world!  Luckily for me, she would send me home with the leftovers. She just knew how much I loved it. Since keylime pie isn’t on my diet this candle was just what I needed to get rid of that craving. Natures Garden’s keylime pie fragrance smells just like the dessert that I, and I’m sure many of you love.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Key Lime Pie Fragrance Oil
Green Spectrum Candle Dye
Yellow Spectrum Candle Dye
Brown Spectrum Candle Dye
CD-12 Candle Wicks
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Other Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

Mini Lemon/Lime Slices Soap and Candle Mold
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoons
Toothpicks
Scale
16 ounce Apothecary Jar
Hot Glue Gun
Pencil

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Embeds

First, we will prepare our lime embeds.  This will later use a couple of these to top our keylime candle.  Before we begin, I want to note just one thing.  We chose to prepare 10 of them, however, this recipe will only create one candle.  So, the remaining slices can be used in your wax melter or you can prepare less of the lime slices.  When melting 50 grams of wax, it will prepare 10 lime slices.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your EmbedsLet’s begin by melting the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  Weigh out 50 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Then use a double boiler to melt the wax.  Once you have melted the wax remove it from the heat.  Then, add 5 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix well to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Next, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle dye.  Then mix the candle colorant into the candle wax.  Then, pour the melted candle wax into the mini lemon/lime slices mold.  Allow these to setup.  Then, remove them from the mold.  You can go ahead and move on to the next step while you are waiting.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie Crust

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie CrustNow, we will prepare the pie crust layer of the candle.  First, prepare your candle jar.  Use a hot glue gun to adhere two CD-12 candle wicks to the bottom of a 16 ounce apothecary jar.  Make sure the wicks are evenly spaced and centered.  Then, weigh out 115 grams of Joy Wax.  Again, using a double boiler, melt the Joy Wax.  Once melted, you will once again use a toothpick to add the color.  Dip your toothpick into the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, dip it into your melted wax.  Repeat this process with the yellow candle colorant.  Then, mix well to incorporate the color.  Next, add 10 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix once again to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Pour the candle wax carefully into your jar.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

First, weigh out and melt 285 grams of Joy Wax using a double boiler.  Then, add 28 grams of Natures Garden Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix the fragrance into the candle wax.  Next, you will once again need a toothpick.  Use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle colorant.  Make sure you mix the green dye into the wax.  Finally, pour the lime layer right on top of the pie crust layer.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped ToppingNow, begin preparing the whipped cream topping of the candle.  We will once again be using Joy Wax.  Weigh out and melt 228 grams of Joy Wax using your double boiler.  Next, remove the wax from the heat and add 22 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  We will not be adding color to this portion of the candle.  Once you have added the lime scent, allow the wax to setup just a little bit.  Then, begin whipping the wax using a mixing spoon.  You want to get the wax to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

 

 

Finally, scoop the whipped wax directly on top of your lime layer.  As you are adding the wax to the top make sure you are keeping your wicks straight.  You want to create a whipped cream appearance.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the whipped candle wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

 

The last part of this candle will be the finishing touches.  First, use your mixing spoon, or a fork to add peaks in the wax.  Then, place one or two lime slices you prepared earlier on top of the whipped cream layer.  Once you have allowed the candle to cure, trim your wicks to about 1/4 inch.  Finally, it is ready to be lit.

We hope that you enjoy this keylime pie candle.  For even more fragrance fun recipe be sure to check out our recipe box.  Show us what you have made with Natures Garden’s Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil!  Tag us on Instagram @ngscents or post you picture on our Facebook Page.

Apr
25

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit


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Joy Wax Candle Making Kit

Joy Wax Candle Making KitThe Joy Wax Candle Making Kit is a simple candle craft that is perfect for beginning candle makers. Not only does this kit provide you with the ingredients need to create twelve candles, but you will be provided a page of detailed instructions for those that need guidance. While you will not be provided with a pouring pot or a thermometer, these are extremely useful tools that every candle maker can benefit from using. Further, you will be given enough supplies to create three batches of differently scented and colored candles. Your fragrance options currently are Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil, Spring Rain Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil, and Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. However, you will need to decide on your favorite three candles scents, as you will have one scent left over. Overall, this is a simple, fun craft for the experienced candle makers and a great choice for those that want to create their first batch of candles.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit

Joy Wax Candle KitJoy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit

3 pounds of Joy Wax
2 Color Blocks (Red and Blue)
4 Fragrance Oils in 1 Ounce Bottles
Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil
Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
25 – Hemp Wicks (7 inch)
12 – 6.5 ounce hexagon candle containers
Warning Labels

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Additional Supplies Needed

A Pouring Pot

Cake Pan 13×9 or Large Pot (Used to Create the Double Boiler)

Stainless or Wooden Spoon

Stainless or Glass Measuring Cup

Stove Top or Hot Plate

Thermometer

Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

Scale

Pencil or Fine Tooth Comb – Used to hold your candle wicks in place

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Sanitize and Clean

Before starting any project, you should make sure that everything is tidy and ready to use. First, gather all the equipment you will need to complete the candles. Not only do you want them readily available, but these supplies should be sanitized as well. Also, you will want to tidy and sanitize your work area and stove top. This preparation will allow you to be sure that this process goes quickly and without error.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the Containers

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the ContainersBefore you begin melting your wax you will want to prepare the containers for pouring. The wicks need to be put into the containers before you pour the wax. You will need a hot glue gun and hot glue to secure the wicks in the containers. So, add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and use your fingers to quickly secure the wick to the bottom of the container. Make sure that you place the metal bottom of the wick as close to the center as possible.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double Boiler

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double BoilerAlso, you will want to create a double boiler for this project. This will help to prevent the wax from overheating when you melt your provided Joy Wax. You will need the pouring pot to hold your melting wax and a larger pot that the pouring pot fits in. We recommend using a cake pan, but you can improvise with an appropriately sized pot or pan. You will add some water to the cake pan, place the pouring pot inside, and heat the water to boiling.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the Wax

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the WaxFirst, you are going to want to melt and add color to your first batch of candles. So, retrieve your scale and weigh a pound of your joy wax. Place this into pouring pot and begin to melt this wax. Also, you are going to want to add your colorant. Choose either the red or blue color block. We chose to use the blue color block for our first batch. You will want to add no more than one eighth of the block, but you can add less to achieve a lighter shade for your candle. We created dark blue candles for our first batch. Then, light red for our second and mixed a small amount of each for our final batch. After you add your colorant, mix thoroughly and place your thermometer into the wax to check the temperature. Once the thermometer reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit you are ready for the next step.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the Wax

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the WaxNext, you are going to add the fragrance oil and pour the wax as the melted wax cools. First, wait for the wax to cool to about 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature you will add one of your three chosen fragrance oils. Add one ounce of fragrance oil and mix thoroughly. Then, wait for the scented wax to cool to about 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature it is safe to pour the wax into your prepared containers, this batch should fill about four candle containers. It is important to pay attention to how full you fill your jars.  You want to stop pouring just before the jars begin changing shape.  If you fill your jars to full they will not burn all the way across and you will also run out of wax for the remaining jars.  Finally, be sure to straighten the wicks before the candles cool. You can set an object, like a pencil or a fine tooth comb, across the tops to help keep the wicks in place.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cleaning Your Pouring Pot

Often times beginner candle makers ask us how to clean their pouring pots. Cleaning them out with soap and water isn’t going to get your wax out. In addition, you don’t want candle wax clogging your sink drain. The key is to clean the pouring pot while it is still warm. Your wax will remaining fluid for a short time after you have poured your candles. While your pouring pot is still warm, wipe it out with a paper towel. Once you are sure you have all of the wax out of the pouring pot, you can then wash the pouring pot with dish soap and warm water. By washing the pouring pot you will remove and lingering fragrance and ensure your pouring pot is ready for your next batch.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These Steps

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These StepsNow, you are going to repeat these steps two more times. Since you will have eight more jars and two more pounds of wax left, you will be able to create two more batches of candles. Of course, you will need to choose a different fragrance oil and need to decide on the next color. However, all the other steps should be done the exact same way to prevent issues.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your Candles

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your CandlesFinally, you have finished creating all twelve of your homemade candles! Now, there are just a few things to be aware of before you are ready to start burning them. First, absolutely do not attempt to cool your candles faster by placing them in the refrigerator. If a candle cools too quickly, then it is likely to pull away from the jar. If the candle does not completely adhere to the jar your candle will look like it has wet spots. Second, you may get better results if you want at least three days to let your candles rest before burning. During this time keep the candles covered. Once the candles have cured, trim the wicks to about 1/4 inch before burning them. Finally, make sure you use the warning labels if you are going to share or sell these candles. We hope that you had fun creating this project and that you enjoy your new scented candles.

Mar
31

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit


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Clamshell Wax Tart KitClamshell Wax Tart Kit

The Clamshell Wax Tart Kit is a perfect idea for beginner homemade candle makers. This kit provides you with the ingredients and guides you with instructions to successfully create your own room scents. Not only is does this kit make it easier to create wax melts, but the directions provided in the kit are short and easy to follow. Plus, after this project, you will be better prepared to make other creations in the future, such as making more wax melts or moving on to making candles. This kit provides you with two scents, Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil and Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, and two liquid candle dyes, red and yellow. Also, the kit provides you with enough ingredients to create four clamshells of wax tarts. Since each clamshell container contains six wax melts, you will have twenty individual wax melts for you to use!

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Ingredients Needed from Natures Garden

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Ingredients Needed from Natures GardenIngredients Included in the kit
Pillar of Bliss Wax (1 pound)
Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil (1 ounce)
Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil (1 ounce)
Red Liquid Candle Dye (1 vial)
Yellow Liquid Candle Dye (1 vial)
Clamshell Containers (4)
Disposable Pipettes (2)
Step-by-step Instructions (1)

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment

Paper Bowls (2)
Pouring Pot (1)
Thermometer (1)
Large Pot (1)
Stainless Steel Spoons (2)
Stove Top (1)
Scale (1)

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Clean and Sanitize

Make sure that you are completely ready to begin this project, so you will not run into any issues during your crafting process. So, you will want to get all your equipment ready on your workspace and make sure everything is clean as well. First, retrieve and clean out your equipment. Next, sanitize your workspace, including the surface you’re working on and the stove top. Then, your area should be prepared enough to start this melt tart making craft.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Double Boiler

Before you begin melting, you will want to make sure that you are prepared to safely heat your wax. The best way to avoid overheating ingredients is a double boiler, so we are going to go over how to create one. Now, take your large pot and add a couple inches or so of water, you will be able to adjust this later. Next, simply place your pouring pot into a larger pot of water. Place this on the stove top and in the next step you will use this device for heating.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Melting the Pillar of Bliss Wax

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Melting the Pillar of Bliss WaxFirstly, you are going to be melting your Pillar of Bliss Wax. So, take your provided wax and add one pound into your melting container. You can melt this amount, but you should have been provided with one pound of Pillar of Bliss Wax. Replace the melting container into the large pot of water. Next, turn on your stove top and get the water in your large pot to boil. Occasionally, you will stir the wax with a stainless steel spoon as it melts.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Dividing the Wax

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Dividing the WaxSecond, you will divide your melted wax in half. Since we are going to be making half one scent and half of another scent, you will need to divide the wax equally at this point. The easiest way to do this is to place your paper bowl on the scale and weigh out a half pound of your melted wax. However, you can eye the amount if you are very careful to leave enough melted wax to create both scents. Also, make sure to replace your pouring pot containing the other melted wax on the stove to keep it melted.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Coloring and Scenting the Apple Cinnamon Melts

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Coloring and Scenting the Apple Cinnamon MeltsNext, we are going to add the dye and fragrance oil to the wax. So, retrieve the paper bowl with your half a pound of wax. First, you will add the red liquid candle dye to your melted wax. Get one of your pipettes, add a drop of your dye, and melt well with a stainless steel spoon. While you can add a second drop if you want your wax tarts to be a deeper red than the wax tarts pictured at the end, you should not add more than a few drops. All candle dye has a scent and you do not want to add so much that it overpowers the fragrance. Next, add your entire ounce of the Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil and mix well.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Red Wax into the Clamshells

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Red Wax into the ClamshellsNow, you are going to pour your wax into the clamshells. So, get to of your provided clamshells and set them on your workspace. Then, bend the side of your paper bowl to create a spout. Next, pour your melted wax into your clamshells. Make sure that you don’t move these filled clamshells until they have completely hardened and set up.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Weighing the Melted Wax

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Weighing the Melted WaxNext, you are going to create the other scented wax melts. So, weigh another half of a pound from your melted wax into a new paper bowl. There should be just enough to complete this second batch, but sometimes a few grams extra are added to the bags. This is just to make sure that you will have plenty of wax to complete your project. But, this means that weighing to make sure your recipe is more exact would be a good idea.
Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Coloring and Scenting the Vanilla Bean Melts
Then, you are going to be adding the dye and fragrance oil. So, retrieve your second paper bowl of melted wax. First, add one drop of the yellow liquid candle dye to your wax and mix well with a stainless steel spoon. The wax tarts pictured below have a second drop of dye included, but you can add either one or two drops. Next, you will be adding your entire ounce of Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil to your melted wax. Mix your ingredients well and move on to the next step.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Yellow Wax into the Clamshells

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Yellow Wax into the ClamshellsFinally, you are ready to pour the wax into your clamshell containers. So, take the paper bowl and bend the side to create the spout. Next, pour the wax into your last two clamshell containers. You will want to make sure these wax melts are not moved until they are entirely set up.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Ready to Use

Finally, your wax melts are finished. After the wax melts fully set up, the four wax melts will be ready for you to use! Simply, chose the one you’d like to use and pop out one of the cubes from the clamshell container. Then, you will simply place it into the dish of a wax warmer and wait for the scent. We hope that you enjoyed our Clamshell Wax Tart Kit and feel free to check out other candle and wax tart making recipes on the Natures Garden website!

Mar
10

Easter Basket Candles Recipe


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Easter Basket Candles Recipe

Easter Basket Candles RecipeThe Easter Basket Candles Recipe is a super cute layered candle creation by Natures Garden. Not only does this recipe walk you through some easy steps to create this recipe, but the layered effect of this candle is only the beginning. This adorable recipe has a topping that resembles Easter Eggs hidden in some bright green grass. If this recipe doesn’t perfect for the spring season, then I don’t know what would be. Creating these two candles would be a great gift idea for a family member or friend this Easter, or even as decoration in your own home. Either way, these cute creations are sure to get some positive attention. So, try out this super cute recipe and have yourself a happy Easter!

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Joy Wax

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

Embed Mold Easter Eggs

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye 

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Spoon

Stove

Scale

Pot (for double boiler)

Apothecary Jars (2)

Toothpicks

Cheese Grater

Paper Bowl

Hot Glue Gun

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Weights and Amounts

1150 grams of Joy Wax

120 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

127 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

A Small Amount of Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

5 Drops of Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Small Amount of Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

4 of the CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Easter Basket Candles Recipe EggsEaster Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Egg Embeds

First, we are going to get the egg embeds ready. You will end up making twenty little Easter Eggs in each color, which may be too many. So, you can use any possible extras as wax tart melts to avoid waste. Once these are done you can set them aside to use in a later step.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow Easter Egg Embeds

Now, you are going to create your first batch of Egg Embeds. Use a double boiler to melt 30 grams of your Pillar of Bliss Wax. Afterwards, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix in the color. To add the yellow dye, dip the toothpick in the candle colorant then dip it in the melted candle wax.  Next, add and incorporate 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Finally, pour the wax into your  Easter egg embed mold. Once they set up, remove them and set them aside for later use.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Easter Egg Embeds

Now, melt more wax to create the second batch of eggs. Put 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax into the double boiler. Then, once again, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of the Red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance. Mix these ingredients into the batch and pour into the embed mold. Later, pop out your eggs and put them with your yellow Easter eggs.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Finished EggsEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Blue Easter Egg Embeds

Next, create the blue egg embeds for the top your candle. Use the double boiler to melt 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax. Add color to the wax with Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and a toothpick. Scent your wax with 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Mix well and pour into the Easter Egg Embed Mold. Then, remove your eggs and place them with the others.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple Easter Egg Embeds

Finally, make the purple eggs to decorate the candle near the end of this process. Melt 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax in the double boiler. Scent the wax with 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil and color the wax with Purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye using a toothpick. Now, wait for the eggs to set up, remove them, and place them with all the other finished eggs.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Basket Grass

Second, we are going to create the green grass on top of the candle. We will create a solid chunk of green wax. Then, we will grate the wax into small pieces. These pieces will be sprinkled on top of your candles after all the layers are created. Thus, it will appear as though your candle has little Easter Eggs hidden in the green grass.

EEaster Basket Candles Recipe Green Waxaster Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Green Wax

Now, we are going to prepare the wax that will be used as green grass. So, weigh and melt 200 grams of the Joy Wax. Then, add five drops of Green Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. Also, add 20 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Mix this mixture well to evenly disperse the color and scent. Next, pour your wax from before into a paper bowl.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Shred Easter Basket Candles Recipe Shredding the Green Wax

Next, we will shred the wax to make it possible to sprinkle on the candles. Once it sets up, remove the solid chunk of green wax for your paper bowl. Then, use a cheese grater to shred the wax into a medium sized bowl. Set the finished grass aside for later use. You will have enough grass to top both of the candles we are making today.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Candle Layers

Thirdly, you are going to create the actual candle part of this recipe. We will use four colored layers and three white layers to entirely fill the jar. When adding colorant, we use a dip a toothpick in the candle dye then into the melted wax.  We did this for each colored layer.  This prevented too much dye from being added.  It ensures a nice pastel candle color.  Also,make sure that each layer is fully set up before you proceed to the next layer. Further, we suggest that you work slowly and pour the wax into the center of the jar when you add a new layer.  Pouring in this manner will help you keep the layers level and even.  Also, make sure your jar will not be disturbed as each layer sets up.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Adhering the Wicks

First, you will need to adhere two wicks to the bottom of each of your jars. You can use hot glue to make sure that they each stay in place as you pour your layers. Otherwise, they may move during the process. This movement could result in the candle not being able to burn properly or the wicks being off center. Either way, you’ll want to prevent this.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Blue and WhiteEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Blue and White Layers

Next, you will be creating the first two layers for this candle. Take 200 grams of Joy Wax and melt it in the double boiler. Then, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of the Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Now, add 100 grams of the blue wax to each of the candle jars. It may help to weigh this into another bowl before pouring.

After, make sure that this layer is completely set up. Then, your can begin the white layer. Weigh and melt 50 grams of the Joy Wax. Add 5 grams of the fragrance oil and mix well. Now, pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Purple and WhiteEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple and White Layers

Now, you will be creating the next two candle layers. Weigh and melt 200 grams of the Joy Wax in a double boiler. Then, add a tiny bit of the Purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the fragrance oil. After the white layer is entirely set up, pour 100 grams of the purple wax to each jar to create the next layer.

Later, you will be adding the second white layer. After the purple layer is completely set up, begin by melting 50 grams of the Joy Wax in the double boiler. Then, add 5 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Finally, pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow and White LayersEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow and White Layers

Next, create the yellow and another white layer for the candle. So, weigh and melt 200 grams of Joy Wax in a the double boiler. Later, add a tiny bit of the Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye along with 20 grams of the fragrance oil. Mix well and wait for the previous layer to fully set up. Then, add 100 grams of the yellow wax to each of the candles.

Then, you are going to make the final white layer. After the yellow layer is entirely set up, get 50 grams of Joy Candle Wax melting in the double boiler. Next, add 5 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance and mix well. Pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Pink LayerEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Layer

Finally, you are going to create the final layer for this candle. Take 200 grams of the Joy Wax and melt it in the double boiler. Then, add a tiny bit of the Pink Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. After you mix this well, check that the previous layer is set up. Then, pour your the final layer of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe DoneEaster Basket Candles Recipe Adding the Eggs and Grass

Lastly, you are going to top your candle to look like eggs hidden in the grass. So, take the green wax that you have already shred. Sprinkle a generous amount into each of your candles. Next, take the eggs that you created in a the first steps. Choose the colors you’d like in any combination or amount to tuck into the bits of green wax.

Now, your candle is finished and ready for you to use!

Mar
06

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit


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Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe FinishedThe Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit contains a delightful homemade lip balm recipe and all the ingredients to make the lip balm magic happen. This Natures Garden crafting kit skips the headache of formulating your own recipe and the tediousness of collecting all the individual ingredients to get straight into the fun process of making the lip balm!

Not only does this kit skip straight to the fun, but you can go through the process of making your craft with the guidance of step by step instructions. So, there is no confusion nor frustration of not getting the desired result. Plus, creating your very own products allows you to know exactly what is going into your lip balm, so it is easier to avoid allergies and sensitivities. There is only thing that makes this kit even better, the recipe is super simple and fun to create. The result of this super fun craft is thirty individual lip balm products. These lip balms use natural ingredients, taste like chocolate, and leave your lips feeling soft. You can’t find a better kind of lip balm!

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Needed from Natures Garden

Natures Garden Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Ingredients and Equipment Contained in the Kit

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Ingredients and Equipment Contained in the KitComplete Step by Step Instructions
White Beeswax
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Vitamin E Oil
Chocolate Candy Wafers
Lip Balm Tubes and Caps
Transfer Pipettes

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weights and Amounts for a Single Batch

29 grams of White Beeswax

35 grams of Coconut Oil 76

35 grams of Avocado Oil

17 grams of Mango Butter

1 gram of Vitamin E Oil

4-6 Chocolate Candy Wafers

30 Lip Balm Tubes and Caps

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Other Necessary Equipment

Scale
Stove Top
Medium Pot
Small Pot
Small Bowls
Spoon

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Clean and Sanitize

As always, you should make sure that you are fully prepared to create these amazing and lip softening lip balms. You will want to make sure that you have both clean equipment and enough working space to make the product inside your kit. First, clean all of the equipment you will need that is listed above and make sure that it is nearby. Keeping this equipment readily available will make this process go smoother and quicker. Second, make sure that you have your stove and counter top clean and ready to use. This will not only speed up the process, but help to reduce possible contamination. While this step seems simple, it is crucial for your product that everything is sanitized and ready to use.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Making a Double Boiler

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Making a Double BoilerBefore you begin, we need to make sure that you are comfortable with using a double boiler for melting. This method of melting various things, such as oils or chocolate, is done to reduce the chance of scorching the ingredients. Instead of specifically purchasing a double boiler, you can create something that performs similarly with two differently sized pots.

First, take the larger pot and fill it with water. This pot will sit directly on the stove to allow the water to boil. Next, the smaller pot will be set in the water of the larger pot. The ingredients that you want to melt will be placed into the smaller pot. Once you are ready to melt your ingredients, turn up the stove to boil the water. This will melt your ingredients at a safer temperature, but be sure that you stir periodically and make sure that you water doesn’t boil over. Now, you are ready to get started.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing IngredientsFirst, you will weigh two of your ingredients that will take a bit longer to melt. Retrieve the beeswax, mango butter, a bowl, and your scale. Now, tare the weight of the bowl from the scale. Individually weigh your 29 grams of the white beeswax and 17 grams of the mango butter into the bowl. Set this bowl aside for a moment, but not to far as you will use this mixture in the following step.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Melting Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Melting IngredientsNext, you will melt your weighed ingredients in your newly created double boiler. After you have the double boiler assembled turn on the stove to begin boiling the water of the large pot. Next, retrieve the bowl of white beeswax and mango butter. Empty this mixture into the small pot. Additionally, add approximately 4 to 6 discs of the chocolate wafers. The amount you add is a personal preference in flavoring, so add any amount you choose. Since these three ingredients will take longest to melt, these will be allowed to stay on the stove while the next few steps are done.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing the Remaining Oils

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing the Remaining OilsNow, you are going to weigh out the remaining oils. Take another bowl, a scale, coconut oil 76, the avocado oil, and the vitamin E oil. Tare the weight of the bowl from the scale and weigh your ingredients. You will be weighing out 35 grams of coconut oil 76, 35 grams of avocado oil, and 1 gram of vitamin E oil.

Additionally, it is possible that your bottles of coconut oil 76 may be arrive in solid form, as its melting point is around room temperature. If this happens to occur, then you will need to melt the coconut oil 76 before weighing. You can either place the closed bottles into hot water or place the uncapped coconut oil 76 in the microwave with thirty second intervals to melt. Once everything is weighed into your bowl, temporarily set aside.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Combining Ingredients into the Double Boiler

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Combining Ingredients into the Double BoilerNext, you will be adding the mixture in the bowl to the double boiler. Hopefully, the mixture already in your double boiler has melted a bit. Now, you can add the coconut oil 76, avocado oil, and vitamin E oil mixture to your double boiler.  You will want to be observant and make sure that the ingredients in your double boiler don’t get too hot. If you feel that your ingredients are getting too hot, turn down the heat or lift the small pot for a moment or so. Finally, when the mixture has completely melted you can remove the small pot from the water.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm Tubes

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm TubesLastly, you will transfer the mixture from the pot to the lip balm tubes. Take your transfer pipettes to move your mixture from the pot into the lip balm tubes. You will want to work fast because the mixture will begin to set up as it cools. If the mixture hardens in the pot, then you can reheat the mixture carefully. Additionally, the hardened mixture in the pipettes can be squeezed out into the pot for melting. You should have plenty of pipettes available, but cleaning out the pipettes that you can will help prevent you from running out too soon. Once you have filled all of your lip balm tubes you will need to leave them to set up. They shouldn’t take too long to cool, but make sure not to use or cap your finished products until they are at room temperature.

Feb
14

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe


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Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe

Saint Patricks Day Candle RecipeWith St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time to create a holiday candle.  The Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe is a fun beeswax candle recipe also using our 464 soy wax from Natures Garden wholesale candle supplies.  Learn how to make this candle using a beeswax shamrock embed.  It is a fun candle recipe creating a St. Patty’s day candle.  In addition, we are using Nature’s Garden’s NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  A perfect green scent for this fun holiday candle recipe.  We will teach you how to use a beeswax embed in a soy wax candle in this free candle making tutorial.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Golden Foods 464 Soy Wax
White Beeswax
NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil
Silicone 6 Cavity Shamrock Mold
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)  (we used two CD-10 candle wicks)
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Green 1oz.
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Spoon
Stove
Scale
A Pot (for double boiler)
Apothecary Jars

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing Your Soy Wax

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing Your Soy WaxFirst, you will want to melt your soy candle wax.  You will want to melt your wax using a double boiler.  You can create a double by adding a few inches of water to a medium sized pot. Then, place your pouring pot in the water.

So, using your scale, weigh out 510 grams of your soy wax in your double boiler.  Then, melt the wax using the double boiler you created.  Once the wax has melted, remove it from the double boiler.  Finally, add 50 grams of NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  Next, stir to mix the fragrance into the wax.  This portion of your candle will be left uncolored.  For now, let it cool.  We will come back to it.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Creating You Beeswax Embeds

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Creating You Beeswax EmbedsThis step can be done while you are waiting for your soy wax to melt.  Before beginning warm your shamrock mold in your oven.  Place your oven on the lowest setting possible.  Place the mold in your over and allow it to warm up.  It does not need to be hot, just warm.  Once it is warmed, remove it from the oven.  We warmed the mold so that the beeswax would cool slower.  By letting our beeswax cool as slowly as possible it made it more flexible when we adhered it to the jar.  If they cool too quickly they will not have as much flexibility and are likely to crack.  They also will not adhere to the jar as well.

Again, you will want to use a double boiler to melt your wax.  So, to your pouring, add 20 grams of beeswax.  Melt the wax.  Then, add 2 grams of NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  Also, add one drop of green Spectrum liquid candle dye.  Then, use a mixing spoon to stir the ingredients together.  Finally, pour a very thin layer of the wax into two cavities of the Shamrock silicone mold.  Your shamrocks will not fill the cavities of the mold, the will be very thin.  Alternatively, you can pour the beeswax onto wax paper.  Then, use a sharp pencil to draw the shape onto the beeswax before cutting it out.  We used a similar technique in our Leopard Candle Recipe.  This leopard print soy and beeswax candle recipe will show you how that is done.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing You Jars

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing You Jars

 

There are a few things you will need to do before pouring your soy wax.  First, you want to warm your jar.  Again, with your oven on a low temperature, place your jar in the oven to warm it.  Remember, this will only take a few minutes.  You want it to be warm, not hot.  Once it is warm, remove it from the oven.

Next, remove your beeswax shamrocks from the molds.  Then, we will place the shamrocks in the jars.  Your shamrocks will be fairly flexible but it is still possible to crack them if you apply too much pressure.  So, make sure you do not try to rush this step.  Place your first shamrock in the jar.  Apply gentle pressure to the embed to bend it to the shape of the jar.  Then, press gently to adhere the embed to the jar.  Remember to make sure the embed adheres to the jar completely.  If it is not completely adhered the soy wax will get in between the glass and the beeswax.  Then, you will not be able to see the clover.  Repeat this process with the next shamrock.  You want to place the second shamrock on the opposite side of the jar.  Then adhere two of your CD 10 wicks to the bottom of the jar.  Make sure they are evenly spaced and centered.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Pouring Your Soy Wax

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Pouring Your Soy WaxNow, back to your cooling soy wax.  We will want to pour our soy wax at a very low temperature.  The temperature of the wax is very important for this step.  We pour at a low temperature because we do not want to risk melting the beeswax embeds.  So, once your soy wax 464 has come to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to pour.  Pour the soy wax into you apothecary jar.  Allow the soy wax candles to setup.  Then, leave it undisturbed while it sets up.  Finally, trim your wicks, place your lid on your jar, and allow your candle to cure before burning your candle.

We hope that you have had as much fun creating the Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe as we had.  For even more fragrance fun recipes check out all of our other candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes in our recipe box.  Our recipe box also offers numerous free downloadable classes to help you learn these wonderful crafts.  In addition, we love to see what you have been up to.  Post pictures of your latest projects on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Jan
20

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit


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Soy Wax Candle Making Kit

Soy Wax Candle Making KitThe Natures Garden Soy Wax Candle Making Kit is a perfect and simple way to create candles of various scents. This kit comes with all of the necessary ingredients that are needed to create candles. Plus, the kit comes with a printed page of directions that are easy to follow. So, this is a perfect introduction into candle making for those that have not yet tried creating their own candles.

While this is not my first candle creation, I still enjoyed creating this kit. It was nice to have a recipe planned out, so I could just enjoy the coloring and scenting aspects of the project. For instance, I created one candle that was Vanilla Silk on the bottom and Hot Baked Apple Pie on the top. Honestly, I cannot wait to try it out! So whether you have never created a candle or are just looking for an easy craft night, this candle making kit may be something you’ll want to try out!

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Ingredients From Natures Garden

Soy Wax Kit

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Other Equipment Needed

A Stove Top

Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

A Stainless or wooden spoon (don’t use plastic)

A Pan (this will be used to create a double boiler by adding ½” of water)

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Contents of the Soy Wax Kit

You will receive enough materials to create enough materials to create about 10 candles. Along with the soy wax, you will be provided with HTP candle wicks, hexagon jars (you will have a few extra), and four fragrance oils. These fragrance oils include Hot Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Silk, Fresh Linen, and Floral Bouquet. So, pick your favorite candle scents! Additionally, you will receive two color blocks, burgundy and green. Finally, you will receive warning labels to place on the bottom of your jars. Since you will only need 3/8 of a color block at most for creating all of your candles, you can feel free to only use one or use both to create your candles.  You can save the rest, along with the extra jars for your next craft.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Sterilize and Prepare

Make sure that all of the equipment needed is ready for use. Also, be sure you have any equipment need that is not provided within your candle making kit. Further, be sure that your work area has been sanitized and you have enough room to create the candles, this will include your stove top. Also, be sure to plug in your hot glue gun so that it ready when you need it.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Candle Recipe

While we will be following various steps to create these soy wax candles, there will be a basic formula used for creating the candles in this kit. This candle recipe is the following: 1 pound of wax, 1/8 or less of a color block, and 1 oz to 1 ½ oz. of a fragrance oil.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double Boiler

Soy Wax Candle Making KitThe double boiler will be created to prevent the wax from being scorched. First, take your pan and add about a half inch of water. Next, you should place the pan on the stove. Later, you will boil the water. Also, you will set the pouring pot into the water once all the ingredients are added to the pouring pot.

 Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Melting and Coloring Wax

Initially, you will put one entire pound of soy wax into the pouring pot. Also, add 1/8th or less of either your green or burgundy color block. Personally, I added 1/8th of the burgundy color block to my first two batches and 1/16th of the green color block to the last batch. However, you can add your color blocks in any amount you desire. Now, take your thermometer and set it into the pouring pot. As you melt your wax you should keep an eye on the temperature. Additionally, mix occasionally as it melts. Once the mixture of wax is at 175 degrees Fahrenheit you will be able to remove the pouring pot from the boiling water.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Preparing Your Wicks

Soy Wax Candle Making KitSecond, we will anchor your wicks into the glass candle jars. Take your hot glue gun and dab some glue on the metal of the wicks. Next, quickly place this end of the wick into the center of the bottom inside of the jar. Repeat this with your jars until each of the jars are filled.  This can be done while you are waiting for your wax to melt.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Adding a Fragrance Oil

Soy Wax Candle Making KitNext, you will wait for the temperature of the colored wax to drop to approximately 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax cools to this temperature, add one full oz. of your preferred scent. Then, mix well to incorporate the scent. You will have Hot Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Silk, Fresh Linen, and Floral Bouquet available for you to choose. Personally, I picked Hot Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Silk, and Fresh Linen for my candle batches. While you won’t necessarily need the fourth for this candle project, you can use your fourth to create a separate project at a later time. Alternatively, you can create smaller batches using each fragrance.  For example, if you used half a pound of wax, you could use 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil.  This would allow you to try each scent in the soy wax candle kit.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Pouring the Wax

Soy Wax Candle Making KitNow, wait for the scented wax mixture to cool further. Once the wax had cooled to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit and seems to be like a slushy in appearance it is ready to pour. So, when the wax reaches this temperature you can pour the wax into the glass jars. Get four jars ready and make sure the wicks are fairly straight and carefully pour the wax mixture. Make sure to avoid getting wax on the side of the jar. Also, make sure the wicks remain straight as the was cools. You can use something like pencils or butter knives to hold the wicks in their correct position.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Other Candles

Although you have completed your candles for your first scent, you still have enough materials to complete candles with two more scents. You will follow the same steps to create the next two batches. Be wary that you don’t ignore the temperatures when creating the remaining soy wax candles. It can be easy to get careless as you repeat the same steps, but the temperatures that certain steps are done are not arbitrary. For example, if you pour your wax at too hot of a temperature the candles are likely to have sunken parts and air pockets.  Soy wax also has a natural frosted look to it.  This is lessened by pouring at the correct temperature.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Using Your Candles

Soy Wax Candle Making KitFinally, your candles are finished! While you may be excited to test out your candles, you would want to wait a few days before lighting to allow your candle to cure. Once your soy candles have set up, trim the wick and place the lid on.  For the best results, freshly made candles should be able to rest for about three days. Also, you may want to consider adding the warning label stickers to the bottom of the candles to ensure that the candles are used correctly. This is especially important if you intend to sell your candles or to share your candles with friends. But, above all, I hope that you enjoy your candle creations!

Nov
28

Santa Hat Candle Recipe


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Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe

Everyone knows recognizes jolly ole Saint Nick in his festive red suit, eating those yummy snacks we leave each year.  We all know he loves his cookies.  So, here at Natures Garden, we were inspired by both Santa’s wardrobe and those delicious treats.  This cute candle idea that you can give as gift or to decorate your home this holiday season.  Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe also smells delicious.  It just so happens to use our Santa Snack Fragrance Oil.

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden:

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed:

Scale
Spoon
Mixing Bowl
Ziplock Bag or Decorating Bag
Scissors
Pots (For Double Boiler)

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Creating the Cupcake Bases:

First, you will need the cupcake mold.  In addition, will need two votive wick pins.  Place one wick pin in the center of each cavity of the cupcake mold. Use a scale to weigh out 7 ounces of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.   Next, melt the wax using a double boiler method to 195 degrees as we described in one of our candle classes.

For the cupcake base you will need to include 2 drops of brown liquid candle dye.  In addition, add 1 drop of our spectrum black liquid candle dye.  Stir to fully incorporate the color.  When the Pillar of Bliss wax has cooled to about 180 degrees you can go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Use your scale to weigh out and add 0.7 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir thoroughly to  blend the fragrance oil with the wax.  When the temperature reaches 140 degrees, pour the wax into the cupcake Mold Market mold.  The temperature is very important because you do not want to melt the mold.  Let the cupcake bases to set up. Then, remove them from the molds once they harden.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Separating and Whipping the Wax: 

Next we will be created the part of the candle that looks like Santa’s Hat.  We will be using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Since this is a container wax, it is softer and also easy to whip and pipe.  Using a double boiler, weigh our and melt 10 ounces of Joy Wax. When your wax reaches 200 degrees, remove 3 ounces of wax.  Put this wax in a separate, small mixing bowl.  We will be using this white portion of wax for the white parts of the Santa hat. Let the temperature drop to about 175 degrees, before adding 0.3 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.

Allow the wax to set up slightly.  You want the wax to be at a slush consistency.  Whip the wax with a spoon or fork.  Put the wax on top of the base of each cupcake.  You want it to look like the white portion of Santa’s hat.  However, you should save about ½ ounce of wax. This waxs will used for the two white balls that go on the top of each Santa hat.  Set the remaining wax aside, we will come back to it.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Piping the Wax:

 

The remaining Joy Wax will be colored red.  We will use it in the red part of the Santa hats.  Allow the remaining wax to reach 200 degrees.  Add 4 drops of Spectrum Liquid Red Candle Dye.  Also, use a toothpick to add a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Use a mixing spoon to blend the colorant in with the candle wax.  Let the temperature of the Joy Wax to drop to 175 degrees before adding 0.7 ounces of Santa’s Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir well to blend.

Now, we will be piping the wax.  You will need a decorating bag or a ziplock bag. Once the wax has a frosting like consistency, place it in a ziplock bag. Then, cut the corner of the bag so you can pipe the wax.  Pipe the wax in a circular motion on top of the cupcake.  You want the wax to look like Santa’s hat, sort of a triangle shape.  This means wider at the base, and narrower going up.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe the Finishing Touches: 

For the finally part you will need to wear gloves.  Using the white wax you saved earlie, create two white balls by rolling it in the palms of your hands. Place these white balls on top of the red wax. Once the candles have set up, remove the wick pins and thread the wick through the candle.  Your candles can now be used or given as Christmas gifts to your family and friends.

Nov
08

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe


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Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

I’m sure by now you have tried pumpkin cheesecake pies.  If you haven’t, you really should they’re delicious.  Often times, here at Natures Garden, our inspiration comes from food.  This time our inspiration for our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe was, what else, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites.  Click here to see both our inspiration and a scrumptious recipe for pumpkin cheesecake bites.  I assure you, you will love them!  I personally am not the biggest fan of regular pumpkin pie, but when you add in a little creamy cheesecake, I am in heaven!  You MUST try them, they are the perfect pumpkin pie alternative for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

Pillar of Bliss Wax- 10 Pounds
Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- ORANGE 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BLACK 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- YELLOW 1oz.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini Muffins
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder

Other Things You Will Need:
Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon
Scale
Stove
Toothpicks
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe: The Chocolate Pie Crust Layer

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe Pouring the BaseWe will begin by using Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Wax. The nice thing about pillar waxes is that, since they are harder waxes, they will pop right out of your mold. Anytime you are using a mold, I would recommend using a pillar wax.

The bottom layer of this wax melts recipe will resemble a chocolate pie crust. In this section, I will walk you through the creation of this layer. It will be about 1/3 of your base. So, keep in mind, you will not be filling the mold completely with this layer. You will need two of the silicone mini cupcake molds ready. This recipe will create 16 pumpkin wax melts. Begin by melting your Pillar of Bliss Wax using the double boiler method. You will need to melt 3 ounces of pillar wax.

Once melted, you will need to add color. Since you only need a small amount, we suggest using two toothpicks. Get out both your black liquid candle colorant and brown candle dye. Now, dip one toothpick in the brown candle dye. Then, dip the toothpick in the wax. Now, using the second toothpick, do the same with the black candle colorant. Mix well to incorporate the color.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe Pie Crust LayerNext, add 0.3 ounces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. Stir to blend the fragrance oil. Finally, you can now pour the melted wax in 16 of the mini muffin mold cavities. Remember, you will want to fill each of these cavities 1/3 of the way full. Allow this layer to set up completely.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe: The Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer

When creating the pumpkin cheesecake layer, we will again, be working with Pillar of Bliss Wax. This time you will need to melt 6 ounces of Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Again, weigh out the wax using a scale. Then, use the double boiler to melt it.

Once melted, add your colorant. You will again want to use toothpicks to add just a small amount of colorant. This time you will need three toothpicks. Use the toothpicks to add yellow candle dye, brown liquid candle colorant, and orange candle colorant. Mix well.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe Cheesecake LayerNow, use your scale to add 0.6 ounces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. Mix well to incorporate the pumpkin scent. Finally, pour the wax into each cavity of the mold. You will fill the remaining 2/3 of the silicone mold. Allow this layer to set up.  Lastly, once they have completely hardened, remove the bases from the molds.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe: The Whipped Frosting Layer

When creating the whipped frosting, we will be using Joy Wax. Joy Wax, since it is a container wax, is softer making it ideal for our whipped topping. You will prepare the wax as you normally would, in a double boiler, adding your fragrance around 170 degrees. Add 0.9 ounces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil to the Joy Wax. Stir the cheesecake fragrance oil into the wax completely. Now, you will want to wait for the wax set up a bit before you begin whipping it. Start whipping the wax when it has a slushy consistency. You can use a stainless steel spoon to whip the wax. You want to stir the wax until it has a whipped cream consistency.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe Whipped LayerNow, begin topping each base.  You will need to use your spoon to scoop a small amount of wax onto each base.  You want it to look like frosting.  Use the spoon to create peaks in the Joy wax.  Lastly, get out the pumpkin pie spice powder.  Sprinkle a small amount of the pumpkin powder on each melt.

Once you have allowed that wax tarts to cure, they are ready to use.  Simply place one melt in your tart burner and enjoy the creamy pumpkin cheesecake aroma!  Have you created this wax melt recipe at home?  Or, maybe another product you would like to share?  We would love to see what you have come up with.  Post your pics on Natures Garden’s Facebook page or on Instagram, tagging us @ngscent.