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May
18

Raspberry Fragrance Oils


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Raspberry Fragrance OilsRaspberry Fragrance Oils

It’s almost summertime! My favorite season of the year. I adore the sun, the heat, swimming and camping! Also, summer is cookouts, bonfires, ice cream cones and thunderstorms. The list is endless when it comes to summertime activities. Summer also brings out some amazing smells. If you live in the country, on a farm or just like to take a drive through the country, then you are aware of the wide range of smells you can get. There are good smells, like fresh cut hay, fresh cut grass, honeysuckle, and the air after it rains. Then there are some *ahem* not so good smells. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to list those as we are very aware what those might be.  Summer also brings out the gardens of flowers, fruits and vegetables! Sunflowers, raspberries and corn on the cob are just some of the best things about summertime.  Nature’s Garden has just some of the best smelling raspberry fragrance oils. So, if you are looking for some new summertime fragrances to enhance or add to your line of products, we are sure you will find something to help you out!

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is one of Nature’s Garden most popular sellers! Black Raspberry & Vanilla is an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries, with middle notes of white floral greenery, and bottom notes of musk and vanilla.

Black Raspberry & Vanilla fragrance oil is a major winner in all categories. In cold process soap testing this fragrance had a perfect pour! No ricing, acceleration or separation. There was no discoloring and the scent retention was amazing after it’s cure! This oil also is amazing in all bath and body products and is amazing in lotion!

black raspberry vanilla body butter recipeNot only is the fragrance oil a best seller, but Nature’s Garden offers a Black Raspberry & Vanilla Body Butter Kit that is also a popular item with our customers. Made with shea butter, apricot kernel oil, and cocoa butter, this lotion is thick, creamy and luxurious to the skin. With the sweet scent of Black Raspberry & Vanilla, people will be asking what smells so good!

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil

I think out of all the flavors of slushies you can get at your favorite ice cream stand or gas station pit stop, Blue Raspberry is always the most popular. This fragrance captures the aroma of ripened raspberries, sugary cotton candy, and the effervescence of crushed ice.  This trip back to childhood truly smells good enough to slurp…but I wouldn’t suggest it!

This fun summertime fragrance oil is one of Nature’s Garden’s best sellers! It works beautifully in all candle waxes and in air fresheners. In our cold process soap testing Blue Raspberry Slushie had no ricing or acceleration, however, there was some separation, but it did reabsorb. There was some discoloring to a light tan. Vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to help prevent this. Still, the scent retention stayed strong throughout its cure time.

How about a grown-up version of a the ever popular summertime treat? I’m talking an icy cool Blue Raspberry Lemonade Slushy made with lemonade Kool-Aid and UV Blue Raspberry Vodka! Perfect for a summertime pool party that is quick and simple to whip up!

 

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a decadent treat that is sure to please. A rich dark chocolate accord surrounds luscious ripe raspberry tones for the fragrance signature. Green stem notes create natural appeal for the fruit character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes the yummy sensation. This is a perfect addition for a chocolate line of products!

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, accelerating or separating. The scent retention stayed strong and true through it cure time. However, this fragrance oil will discolor to a chocolate brown. In reality, it’s a perfect color for the name of this fragrance! This oil also did very well in all candle waxes and room freshening.

We loved this fragrance so much, we dedicated a recipe to it! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap is not only incredibly easy, it will give some definite compliments by how yummy it looks! Made with melt and pour soap base and a little ingenuity and you have yourself a major attraction for your customers! Not only does it look like a yummy, decadent dessert, it will smell like one too! You may have to put a “Do Not Eat” warning label on it!

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily realistic, fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden. Smells just like summertime!

This fragrance oil had a perfect pour in our cold process testing! No ricing, separating, accelerating or discoloring! Fresh Raspberry is a definite soaper’s dream come true! It also worked wonderfully in all candle waxes and it makes a wonderful air freshener!

Are you looking for a fresh new cold process soap recipe? This Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe is a perfect summery addition to your recipe box! Our recipe gives you an amazing amount of time to get creative with the white swirls! Then add the finishing touches of dollops of “whipped soap” and some raspberry embeds, you have a Raspberry Cheesecake Soap that looks like the real thing!

 

Here’s a recipe if you are craving some actual cheesecake! A sugar cookie crust, cheesecake filling and swirled raspberry jam on top will hit that sweet tooth in just the right spot!

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an absolutely succulent blend of Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle,  and Sheer Musk. Peach Magnolia Raspberry is a perfect balance of sweet, tart and floral.

Our Peach Magnolia Raspberry did well in all candle waxes and air fresheners, When we tested this fragrance oil in cold process soap, it worked perfectly with no acceleration, ricing or separating. There was no discoloring and the scent retention was strong and true.

We created a lovely Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion that is amazing on the skin! With an herbal infused water of hibiscus flowers and rosehips powder, you will get an antioxidant rich lotion that will leave your skin silky smooth. Scented with our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil gives this lotion a nice, light scent that doesn’t overwhelm.

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil

We have quite a few cupcake fragrances in our bakery line, but you are going to just love our Raspberry Cream Cupcake fragrance!  This wonderful fragrance begins with top notes of fresh raspberries, pear, and apple; followed by middle notes of Madagascar vanilla, blonde sugar cane, butter and maple; well-rounded with a dry base note of vanilla extract.

This fragrance oil worked perfectly in cold process soap! There was no accelerating, separating or ricing. It did discolor to a dark brown, so we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this. The scent retention stayed nice and strong through its cure time. Raspberry Cream Cupcake also did well in all candle waxes and in room fresheners.

Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil recipeWhen you have a cupcake fragrance oil in your collection, then you create a cupcake wax tart recipe to go with it, right? This super simple recipe that uses our pillar of bliss and of course our Raspberry Cream Cupcake fragrance oil. Your whole house will smell like a bakery! Your guests or family members will be wanting to know where the cupcakes are!

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the mouth-watering combination of ice-cold lemonade, sweet, juicy raspberries; with a unique twist of natural lavender and white musk. Raspberry Lemonade is a perfect summertime fragrance! Tangy, sweet and lemony!

Once again, Nature’s Garden has another wonderful fragrance oil that is amazing to work with in cold process soap! No ricing, acceleration, separation. It did discolor to a butter color. Using a vanilla white color stabilizer would help prevent this.  It’s scent retention was still strong and true after the cure time.

Sugar scrubs are incredibly popular in the bath and body world. They are easy to make and even economical. Our Pink Lemonade Scrub recipe is full of skin loving ingredients such as, olive oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil and Vitamin E. We added some lemon peel powder to give it that added lemon zing and of course our Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil. This color vibrant sugar scrub would be an awesome summertime addition for you line of bath products!

 

Raspberry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Zinger Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Zinger Fragrance Oil

Ever eaten a Hostess Raspberry Cream filled Zinger? Well, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the duplication of the aroma. This wonderful creative scent begins with sweet raspberry and toasted coconut, middle notes of buttercream frosting, and bottom notes of freshly baked yellow sponge cake. We guarantee you will want the real thing after using this fragrance in a recipe!

This fragrance oil did wonderful in our cold process soap testing! No acceleration, separation or ricing. However, it did discolor to a chocolate brown. We suggest using a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer if you plan on keeping your project a white color. Raspberry Zinger also did well in all bath and body products and in air fresheners.

Bath Fizzies are like bath bombs and just as popular. If you are looking for a different take on the bath bomb, our Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzie is the perfect recipe to try. Looking like a delicious treat to eat instead of something you use in the bath, this fizzie is a fun addition to help you relax after a long day. This recipe is made with the basic bath bomb ingredients: baking soda and citric acid. We have added dead sea salt, coconut oil and our goat’s milk melt and pour soap base to help enhance the skin nourishing qualities. It may smell good enough to eat, but it might not taste as good.

How about making your own edible raspberry zingers? It may look like a complicated process, but with the help of cake mix, Jell-o, pudding and some marshmallow fluff, you can re-create a favorite childhood treat in no time! Perfect for a birthday party or a special treat for somebody you love.

 

Raspberry Fragrances: Sun Ripened Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Fragrance Oils: Sun Ripened Raspberry Fragrance Oil

If you remember Bath and Body Works Sun Ripened Raspberry, then you will know that Nature’s Garden’s Sun Ripened Raspberry smells incredibly similar. In fact, we have had customers who like our version better! This fragrance oil begins with top notes of ripened raspberries, red delicious apples, and oranges; followed by middle notes of ylang ylang, rose, greenery, and tagete; well-rounded with base notes of vanilla beans. Very yummy and delicate!

Sun Ripened Raspberry did very well in our cold process soap testing. There was no separation, ricing or accelerating. The scent stayed nice and strong throughout its cure. It did, however, discolor to a light beige. This fragrance is perfect for bath and body products! It makes a wonderful fragrance for lotion! It also did equally well in candle waxes and air fresheners.

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So, are you ready for summer yet? I know I definitely am! We hope you enjoyed reading about our array of raspberry fragrances and some recipes that use this sweet, berry scent! We also hope you found some inspiration for adding to your line of summertime products. (Or even something good to eat!)

How about giving yourself some snaps for all the cool things you create! Go ahead and strut your stuff by reaching out to us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). Send us a picture and tell everybody what you made! We love hearing from our customers who show us how they use our products in their masterpieces!

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
09

Types of Candle Wicks


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Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks

Choosing the right wick for your homemade candles is one of the most important parts of candle making! The candle’s wick is what feeds the flame to keep it going, as the wick collects the candle wax vapor as the wax is heated. So, a good wick will keep your flame burning evenly and for a long time! Since there are many types of candle wicks, we thought it would be useful to have a guide with candle wick information all in one place. So, this blog explains the importance of choosing the best wick along with some details on the wicks available from Natures Garden!

Types of Candle Wicks: Choosing a TypeTypes of Candle Wicks: Choosing a Type

There are three main types that nearly all candle wicks fall into. First, we have the most common type of candle wick, which are flat wicks. These are usually made from three bundles of fiber knitted together and are very consistent in burning. Plus, they curl in the flame for a self-trimming effect. Second, we have square wicks, which are often braided or knitted. These will curl in the flame, but are a bit more rounded than flat wicks and are better able to resist clogging. Lastly, we have the cored wicks, which use a core material around the braided wick to keep it upright. These wicks have a round cross section and use different materials, like cotton, paper, zinc, or tin, to keep the wick upright.

Types of Candle Wicks: Why Are Wicks Different Sizes?Types of Candle Wicks: Why Are Wicks Different Sizes?

Choosing the proper wick is very important.  The size and type you need depends on the size container and type of wax you use. Every candle is unique and many come in different shapes and sizes, so wicks come in different sizes too!  For the wick, both its length and width have a purpose for the candle. Also, you will need to know that the different numbers signify the size of the wick. This means that a CD-10 wick is more narrow than a CD-12, which is why the CD-12 wick can cover a larger candle radius compared to the CD-10.  We should also note, when a candle wick is created, it is then coated in wax.  At times, this coating can make a smaller wick appear larger than a bigger sized wick.  It’s not really larger, it simply has a thicker wax coating than the larger candle wick.

Types of Candle Wicks: Why is my candle wick mushrooming?

One issue that you can have due to choosing the wrong size wick is mushrooming. This is when a build up of carbon forms on your wick and creates a sort of mushroom-like shape. If your wick is too large for you container, then your candle will burn way too fast. This rapid burning leads to an increased amount of build up in a short time and causes the mushrooming appearance.

Types of Candle Wicks: What is tunneling in candles?

Another issue that you could run into is tunneling. This is when the flame doesn’t burn all the way to the edges, which leaves a ring around the outside. Not only does this waste parts of you candle that could’ve been put to good use, but this can make it difficult to relight as the flame begins to drop further. Some times you can have this with the correct sized wick, but there are ways to prevent this from happening. For example, a memory burn and longer burns can make sure that all of the wax is used as the flame burns. However, a wick that is too small for your container will tunnel no matter what you do.

Types of Candle Wicks: CD Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: CD Candle Wicks

First, we have the CD Candle Wicks – 100 count, which are made of a flat, cotton braid with a special paper around it. This is perfect for a hot flame as this gives the wick excellent capillary action. Also, this wick will provide a cleaner burn, is basically self- trimming, and can be used in any type of wax. If you are looking for the best wick for soy wax or vegetate wax, then this is a good option to try out! So, its no wonder why this wick is a favorite for many of us  at Natures Garden

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide for CD Candle Wicks
  • CD5 candle wicks- Use with votives and containers 2 inch in diameter.
  • CD7 candle wicks- Use with containers approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.
  • CD10 candle wicks- Use with Medium sized containers approximately 3 inches in diameter.
  • CD 12 candle wicks- Use with medium sized containers approximately 3- 3.5 inches in diameter.
  • CD14 candle wicks- Use with Large sized containers approximately 4 inches in diameter.
  • CD16 candle wicks- Use with large sized containers approximately 4.25 inches in diameter.
  • CD18 candle wicks- Use with large containers approximately 4.5 inches in diameter.
  • CD20 candle wicks- Use with extra large containers approximately 5 inches in diameter.
  • CD 22 candle wicks- Extra large wick for use in large containers approximately 5.5 inches in diameter.

Types of Candle Wicks: Hemp Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: Hemp Candle Wicks

Next, we have the Hemp Candle Wicks- 100 count. These are braided wicks like many candle wicks, but they use natural hemp fibers instead of the typical cotton fibers. This makes the wick more rigid, so it can stay more on its own. Plus, these fibers allow the candle wick to provide a hotter burn. This wick can be used perfectly for any and all candle waxes. Plus, this wick is another great one to try for anyone looking for the best wick for soy wax!

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide for Hemp Candle Wicks
  • 838 Hemp candle wicks- use for votives and small candles- 1.5 to 2 inch diameter.
  • 1400 Hemp candle wicks- use for large candles- 2.5 to 3 inch diameter.
  • 60048 Hemp candle wicks- use with extra large candles- 3.5 to 4 inch diameter.

Types of Candle Wicks: HTP Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: HTP Candle Wicks

Also, you can try out the HTP Candle Wicks – 100 Count. These wicks are mad from a blend of paper fibers and cotton fibers that create a flat, braided design. This design provides the wick with a hotter and cleaner burn that you are sure to enjoy! Plus, this wick’s cleaner burn is able to reduce any issues with either smoking or mushrooming. Although these wicks can be used effectively in any kind of candle wax, we would recommend these wicks for your Gel Wax or Soy Wax. HTP wick’s performance for these two types of wax is phenomenal!

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide for HTP Candle Wicks
  • HTP-31 candle wick (2.5 inch) (20mm tab, 3mm neck)- Use for votives or small containers with a diameter of approximately 1.5 inches.
  • HTP-52 candle wick (4 inch)(20mm tab, 3mm neck) – Use for containers with a diameter of approximately 2.5 inches.
  • HTP-73 candle wicks (6 inch)(20mm tab, 3mm neck) – Use for medium sized containers with a diameter of approximately 3 inches.
  • HTP-83 candle wicks (7 inch)(20mm tab, 3mm neck) – Use for medium sized containers with a diameter of approximately 3.5 inches.
  • HTP-104 candle wicks (7 inch) (20mm tab, 6mm neck)- Use for large containers with a diameter of approximately 4 inches.
  • HTP-1212 candle wicks (7 inch) (20mm tab, 6mm neck)-Use for extra large containers with a diameter of approximately 4.5 inches.

Types of Candle Wicks: Zinc Core Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: Zinc Core Candle Wicks

Lastly, we have the Zinc Core Candle Wicks- 100 wicks. These wicks are the most popular for creating homemade candles. These wicks have a cotton fiber braid surrounded by a zinc core.  Also, these wicks can be used in all applications.This style of wick is great for creating container candles as the zinc core allows the wick to stand up. While you can use these wicks in vegetable waxes, you will need to go up a size on your wick. Instead of using the normal size wick for your container, just get a size bigger as these wicks don’t burn as hot as other candle wicks.

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide For Zinc Core Candle Wicks
  • 1 3/4 inch zinc core candle wick (44-20-18z)- great for tealights, and small containers with a diameter of about 1 inch.
  • 2 1/2 inch zinc core candle wick (44-28-18z)- great for votives, and containers with a diameter of about 2 inches.
  • 7 inch zinc core candle wick (44-24-18z)- great for candles with diameter of 2-2.5 inch diameter.
  • 7 inch zinc core candle wick (51-32-18z)- great for candles with a diameter of about 2.5 to 3 inches.
  • 6 inch zinc core candle wick (44-28-18z)- great for candles with a diameter of about 2-2.75 inches. Also, a nice wick for cylinder candles.
  • 7 inch Extra Large zinc Core candle wick (62-52-18z)- great for candles with a diameter of 3 inches to 4 inches.
  • 3 inch self centering zinc core candle wick (44-24-18z)- great for votives and candles with the diameter of 2-2.5 inches. These wicks self center themselves due to their 33 mm wick tabs.

Types of Candle Wicks: Spooled Candle WickingTypes of Candle Wicks: Spooled Candle Wicking

Another fun option to consider when choosing your wicks is the Spooled Candle Wicking- 8 oz. Roll. You can get about 400 feet of this spooled candle wick in either the 44-24-18 zinc core candle wicking or the 34-30 cotton wicking. According to our own candle testing, both of these types of wicks will be able to handle a diameter of between 2 inches and 3 inches. So, this wicking could be beneficial for making pillar candles, as they are taller than most of our other wicks. Further, you can cut each wick to the exact size. This means you will have less wasted wicking due to trimming.

Types of Candle Wicks: Candle Wick TabsTypes of Candle Wicks: Candle Wick Tabs

Additionally, you may want to get Candle Wick Tabs – 1/2 Pound to go along with your spool of wicking. These tabs come in a few different sizes that vary in width and neck height. The width of the tab gives your wick a base to hold the wick in place. There are 15mm, which are great for tea lights, and 20mm, which are most popular for candle making. The neck size controls how far down the wick will burn and protects the bottom of the container from getting too hot, without this the candle glass could over heat and break. This comes in either the 3mm, which is most common for candle making, or the 6mm, which is good for gel wax candles. Unless you are making tea lights or using gel wax, you will likely want to use the 20mm standard 3mm neck tabs.

Types of Candle Wicks: Votive Candle Wick PinTypes of Candle Wicks: Votive Candle Wick Pin

While the Votive Candle Wick Pin isn’t necessary a wick, it can be very useful tool for wicking! If you want to create fun candles without containers, then the wick pin is a great way to keep your wick centered. While this pin was designed to create votive candles with perfectly centered wicks, this pin is great for other fun shapes, too! We have use this pin to create cupcake candles, smores candles, and so much more! This particular pin is 2 and 5/16 inches tall, so you can use it for smaller candle designs and, of course, votive candles.

Types of Candle Wicks: History of Candles

According to the National Candle Association, candles are an ancient tool that have evolved right along side mankind. Beginning as primitive candles with reeds or beeswax, early Egyptian and Roman societies used these to light their homes and perform ceremonies. Then, the candles changed over the centuries as the ingredients were improved and changed. Overtime, they went from a source of light to a method of scenting the home, as we use them today. If you are interested in how candles have changed though time, the History of Candles article has some interesting details of what was used for all kinds of different candles from the past.

Types of Candle Wicks: Give Us a ShoutTypes of Candle Wicks: Give Us a Shout

We hope that you learned something new that you can use in future candle making. If you are interested in learning more, then you can find more detailed information on either our wicking chart or Science of Candle Wicking Class. Also, you can reach out to us at Natures Garden with any other unanswered questions. An easy way to contact us is through social media. We are available on our Facebook page. Also, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Note: We do not accept returns on our wicks, so we advise you to purchase sample packs before committing to a larger sized bag of wicks.

May
04

Fresh Air Fragrances


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Fresh Air FragrancesFresh Air Fragrances

Spring is officially here! I, for one, thought that winter was never going to end. It was like the 100 years of Winter from the book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! A very good read for young and old, I might add..  So now that the perma frost has finally thawed, we can look forward to some warmth and sunshine! Since today is May 1, or May Day as it has been known since ancient times, I thought it fitting to talk about some of Nature’s Garden’s most popular Fresh Air Fragrances. These fragrances are sure to put you into a springtime mood, whether you use them to create a spring line of bath and body products, or for candles, waxes and air fresheners.  We are sure you will find something that is pleasing to the senses.

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a perfect fresh scent for any kind of bath and body product. Aloe Vera & Cucumber has perfect tone of crisp, cool cucumbers, refreshing green aloe and a touch of fresh citrus blended together to create a scent as light as a summer breeze.

Not only did the fragrance do well in candles and room fresheners, it performed perfectly in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, accelerating or separating. Also, there was no discoloring either! Perfect for some springtime soaps!

Fresh Air Fragrances: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance OilLooking for a fresh new hair conditioner? Making your own conditioner is really very easy. Our Aloe Vera and Cucumber Hair Conditioner recipe is a perfect try! Your hair will be left soft and shiny with no heavy or greasy residue left behind!

 

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Aloha Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Aloha Fragrance Oil

Vacationing in Hawaii isn’t always an option for us. However, Aloha fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a tropical delight that combines sweet coconut and juicy island fruits with exotic, and delightfully fragrant native flora of tiare and plumeria flowers. You can create some beautiful lotion or body spray with this fragrance oil and give the impression that you are a Hawaiian Native.

Aloha fragrance oil worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, accelerating or separating. Also, there was no discoloring and the scent retention stayed strong and true though its cure! A perfect fragrance for all bath and body products, Aloha did equally well in candle waxes and air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Aloha Fragrance OilOur Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe is a fun project that even the kids can help you make! Using melt and pour soap bases in Diamond Clear and Goat’s Milk, you will create a fun, crazy and colorful soap that looks complicated and intricate, but is really as simple as melting soap, and layering the fun colors to create a crazy patchwork of neon colors both inside the soap and outside the soap!

 

Fresh Air Fragrance: Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrance: Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil

Those that work with fragrances a lot can attest to how important aromatherapy can be. This fragrance oil is a truly energizing  combination of fragrance oils and essential oils. An uplifting blend of fresh airy notes combined with lemon, garden peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen; balanced with floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, and rose.  Your products will get a truly positive fragrance to help uplift anybody’s spirits.

Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil is a soaper’s dream! This fragrance oil was a perfect pour! No ricing, separating or discoloring. The scent stayed so strong and true throughout the cure! A definite must have for your fragrance collection!

Fresh Air Fragrance: Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance OilIf you need some inspiration in the soap department, our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe is a good one to try. This soap batter is perfect for swirling some bright, sunny yellow and orange FUN soap colorants. On top is a sprinkling of sweet, smelling calendula flowers and of course our Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil will help open your eyes during that morning shower!

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Baby Clean Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Baby Clean Fragrance Oil

Baby Clean fragrance oil is a perfectly light, fresh scent for any kind of delicate soaps or bath and body products you are creating. This unique and calming fragrance oil by Natures Garden takes baby powder to a higher level.  This wonderful scent has top notes of granny smith apple, lemon zest, and hints of mint, rounded out with blossoms of spring wildflowers, butterfly violets & honeysuckle. Simple, sweet and perfect, just like a newborn baby.

Baby Clean Fragrance oil worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, acceleration or separating. There was no discoloring either. Also, there was good scent retention during and after its cure time. Baby Clean also did wonderful in all candle waxes and air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Baby Clean Fragrance OilNature’s Garden is a perfect place to go when looking for a unique idea for a gift or a special request. Our Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap is a fun and easy recipe to create for that certain child or an expectant mother. Using goat’s milk melt and pour soap base and whipped soap base to make this adorable floating duck, it will look like it took hours to make. With the fresh scent of Baby Clean, it enhances the simplicity of this recipe.

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Bamboo and White Grapefruit Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Bamboo and White Grapefruit Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is one of the most amazing fragrances we have ever smelled!  This fresh, complex fragrance begins with top notes of White Grapefruit, Petitgrain, and Tangerine; leading to middle notes of Mandarin, Tangerine, and Mimosa Petals; and balanced with base notes of Rainforest Bamboo, Juniper Berries, and Musk.

This fragrance oil behaved perfectly in cold process soap testing. No ricing, separating or accelerating. With no discoloring and a nice scent retention, Bamboo and White Grapefruit Fragrance Oil is a dream. It also did wonderful in candle waxes and air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Bamboo and White Grapefruit Fragrance OilThis summery, citrusy-green fragrance is perfect for any type of bath and body product. Our Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap recipe is a wonderful showcase for this scent. Shampoo bars are very popular. Using simple hair-loving ingredients, you will have a lovely, bubbly shampoo bar that will leave your hair soft, shiny and smelling good!

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: China Rain Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: China Rain Fragrance Oil

This unique fragrance oil is refreshing and clean with notes of rose, wysteria, sandalwood and vanilla. Makes a wonderful scent for all kinds of bath and body products. This is a perfect fragrance for a summertime line up!

China Rain did very well in our cold process soap testing. No ricing, separating or accelerating as well as no discoloring. The scent retention was nice and strong through it’s cure time. It also performed very well in candle waxes and in air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: China Rain Fragrance OilOur Refreshing Cold Process Soap recipe is perfect for those who like to experiment with colors and swirling. The soap batter and fragrance oil allow you to add some pretty green swirls and get creative. Scented with our China Rain, you will have a lovely summery soap to help brighten your morning showers!

 

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Clean Crisp Air Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Clean Crisp Air Fragrance Oil

Here we have one of Nature’s Garden best sellers! Clean Crisp Air is perfect if you are looking for a fragrance that reminds you of fresh clean air filled with hints of greenery and soft florals.  This complex fragrance begins with top notes of fresh clover and ivy. Middle notes of baby’s breath, periwinkle, and lily of the valley. Base notes of ozony fresh notes.

When we tested Clean Crisp Air in cold process soap, there was some acceleration, no seperating or ricing. The scent retention stayed strong and true, smelling fresh and clean from start to finish! Also, it did very well in candle waxes and made perfect air fresheners to help brighten up any stinky, stuffy areas.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Clean Crisp Air Fragrance OilVotive candles can get a bit boring as far as looks go. Aside from simple layering of colors there really isn’t much more you can do to get creative. This Chunky Votive Candle Recipe is perfect for adding a bit of fun to some simple candles. Creating chunks of dark blue scented wax to add to a base of white scented wax, you will get a candle with some dimension. Of course Clean Crisp Air is perfect for this votive, matching the colors of a bright blue sky and white, fluffy clouds.

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Crystal Blue Waters Fragrance OilsFresh Air Fragrances: Crystal Blue Waters Fragrance Oils

Bring the scent of the outdoors, in with this refreshing fragrance oil by Natures Garden. This oil has the aroma of hyacinth, hydrangea flowers, and lily of the valley; rounded out with ozony notes of fresh green ferns, vetiver, and cyclamen. Crystal Blue Waters is actually a duplication of Bath and Body Works Crystal Blue Waters. This is a lovely clean crisp fragrance that smells of outdoors in the summer!

Crystal Blue Waters did have a couple of issues in our cold process soap testing. There was some acceleration and separating, but it did stick blend back together. However, there was no discoloring or ricing. Still, it held its wonderful scent, nice and strong throughout it’s cure. It also did wonderful in candle waxes and in air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Crystal Blue Waters Fragrance OilsLooking for a sweetly, unique candle to create? How about our Ducks on the Pond Candle? We used gel wax which is perfect for the pond part of the candle. On the very bottom of the candle container we used our Pillar of Bliss candle wax to help give the look of a sandy bottom! Then on top of the “water” we have placed some cute waxy ducks for the finishing touch! Of course, we have scented the whole thing with our Crystal Blue Waters. This would make a lovely baby shower gift!

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Cucumber Splash Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil

Cucumber Splash is a beautifully crisp, refreshing fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller! This complex, refreshing fragrance oil has an aroma beginning with top notes of cucumber, bergamot, aloe, and grapefruit; followed by middle notes of freesia, melons, paperwhites, and jasmine; well-rounded with base notes of teakwood, sandalwood, fern and oakmoss. This fragrance oil is a perfect addition for those looking for Spa-type fragrances.

Cucumber Splash did wonderful in cold process soap testing. It gave no issues with ricing, separating or accelerating. There was no discoloring and the scent stayed strong and fresh throughout it’s cure. This fragrance oil also did well in candle waxes and in air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Cucumber Splash Fragrance OilOur Cucumber Cream Recipe is a perfectly simple, light and non-greasy recipe that you make from scratch! Only a few skin-happy ingredients went in to make this cream, such as, fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E, mango butter and rice bran oil. You will have a lovely cream to add to your line of bath and body products. Of course, Cucumber Splash gives this cream a wonderful spa-like scent.

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Fresh Outdoors Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil

This GREEN fragrance oil by Natures Garden is for those who absolutely love the outdoors! You’ll smell the air, the grass, the dirt, and all of nature’s beauty. This crisp fragrance creates a natural sensation. Breezy tones of fresh ozone and bright orange oil highlight a floral blend of jasmine and lily at the heart of the blend. Clean woody elements of cedar and pine balance with a hint of spice to accent the floral accord. A clear musk undertone envelops the outdoors sensation with shimmering sweetness.

Fresh Outdoors soaped beautifully in our cold process soap testing. With no accelerating, separating or ricing it is a soaper’s dream! Also, there was no discoloring and the scent stayed beautifully throughout its cure.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Fresh Outdoors Fragrance OilFresh Outdoors has received a lot of reviews stating how the “dirt” note really comes through. Many customers have used this as a “camouflage” for products made for hunters. Nature’s Garden got creative with this fragrance oil and created a Green Camouflage Candle that is perfect for young men or even the outdoors-man in your life. Using Pillar of Bliss and different shades of “green camo” candle dye, this would make a fun addition to a men’s line of products.

 

 

 

Fresh Air Fragrances: Seaside Fragrance OilFresh Air Fragrances: Seaside Fragrance Oil

Seaside Fragrance Oil is where tender beach floras are lightly misted with the refreshing scent of ocean air, ripe succulent summer melon and the subtle familiar scent of suntan lotion. This fragrance oil would be a perfect addition to summertime bath and body products.

When we tested Seaside in cold process soap, it aced all categories! No ricing, accelerating or separating. The scent was amazing in the soap and there was no discoloring. It also it wonderful in candle waxes and made amazing air fresheners.

Fresh Air Fragrances: Seaside Fragrance OilAre you looking for a new type of scrub to add to your Spa-line of products? How about our Seaside Spa Scrub? Made with ingredients you find in those high-end spa products, such as Kelp powder, spirulina powder and Dead Sea Salt, you can have a wonderful product for a relaxing scrub at half the cost of those expensive ones! Your customers will be thanking you!

 

There you have it folks! Just a few of our Fresh Air Fragrances to add to your “must try” list. While we have many, many more to be sniffed and explored, these fragrances are a good place to start. However, no matter what type of fragrance you are looking for, whether it’s a duplication, a fresh air fragrance, or a bakery type fragrance, a good place to look and get a first impression on that fragrance oil is in the customer comment section. We look for our customers to be honest and open about their experience with that oil. Whether it has been used in candles, lotions, Cold Process soap or even in room fresheners, you can get a better look at how the fragrance oil smells out of bottle or in a product.

We hope you enjoyed reading about some of our popular fresh scents. Remember, Nature’s Garden is always here for ideas, questions, answers and inspiration! Reach out to us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents).

Apr
12

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?


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www.naturesgardencandles.com/kaolin-clay-powder-cosmetics.htmlWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For?

Kaolin Clay powder is one of Nature’s Garden most popular cosmetic additives we offer.  It can be utilized in a variety of different ways. What is kaolin clay used for? Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is found in the soils of hot, moist climates. This clay is perfect for those with sensitive skin or those who are prone to acne breakouts. Kaolin can be used to create mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush. China Clay is also a wonderful thickening agent that is a perfect ingredient for bath bombs. Kaolin Clay is a perfect addition to sugar scrubs, salt scrubs and facial masks. Like most clays, Kaolin helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins. If you are creating soap, this clay is useful in being a fragrance fixative.

Below, we will talk about the many ways you can utilize Kaolin Clay powder in many creations. We will also share some popular recipes that use kaolin clay. You may find that if you are having trouble with a recipe you are using, or just wanting to find a new ingredient to enhance an old recipe, give the following a read. You might just find what you have been looking for!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Using Kaolin Clay for Acne

Many have found that kaolin clay is wonderful for acne and those who have sensitive skin. It is the mildest of clays and is perfect for soaking up oil. Kaolin Clay powder can be used on various types of skin conditions. Whether its rashes or inflammation from break-outs, Kaolin is very good at soothing irritated skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?: Tea Tree Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Kaolin Clay Powder can be used alone or in combination with other products to help lessen acne breakouts.  Our Tea Tree Soap is a perfect example. Not only is the Kaolin perfect for oily skin and acne breakouts, but Tea Tree oil is also beneficial for these type of skin ailments. Kaolin helps with balancing the oils in the skin. Tea Tree Essential Oil is perfect for penetrating those clogged up pores, loosening up dirt and will help control and possibly prevent breakouts. This soap is quick and simple to make using our Hemp melt and pour soap base as your starting point.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Using Kaolin Clay for Soaps

Kaolin is rich in potassium, titanium and silicon. These elements help to produce the formation of collagen. When wet, Kaolin is smooth, silky and creamy which in turn, will give your soap the same feeling. Kaolin is also helpful in retaining moisture in the body, soaks up dirt and toxins. Your skin will feel deeply cleansed without that tight, dry feeling you can get from regular soap.

We said in the above paragraph that there are a few good reasons to use Kaolin Clay in any type of soap recipe. It can be used as a fragrance fixative. This may help during any cold or hot process soaping as creating soap from scratch can be rough on fragrance oils. Another good reason for using Kaolin Clay is that when you create a paste with it, this will help you to create swirls in melt and pour soap, adding some decorative flair to your soap creations. It is also a good natural colorant to help give some white color to your soap if you wish.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

We have 2 fun and easy soap recipes that incorporate Kaolin Clay. Our Swirled Melt and Pour soap uses our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap. We have used 3 powders for the colored swirls. Rose Clay Powder, Cocoa Powder (Yes! I am talking about the chocolate cocoa powder) and Kaolin. Our fragrance oil is Chocolate Covered Strawberries, which smells just like the decadent dessert!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For? Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

The second recipe is our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap. This soap also starts off with a melt and pour soap base, this time we chose Yogurt. This soap has 4 swirled colors in it, all using clay powders to help get those fun swirls! We used the colors of the fragrance oil picture for inspiration of this soap. Moonlight Tuberose fragrance oil was used to give this soap its scent. A soft, feminine scent that smells of apples, pears, lily of the valley, jasmine and of course tuberose. 

 

What is Kaolin Used For: Creating Bath Bombs

Kaolin Clay is a good, gentle additive to any type of bath bombs, fizzies or bath cookies. The addition of Kaolin is useful in the fact that it not only a fragrance fixative, but it adds natural color and hardness to the bath bomb.

 

What is Kaolin Used For?: Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeWhat is Kaolin Used For: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This fun recipe for Christmas Bath Cookies is a sure way to get your kids to dunk themselves in the bathtub! These bath cookies are quick to whip up and there’s no baking required! We have used some basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch.  We also have included some skin healthy ingredients. Mango and cocoa butter, Kaolin Clay and powdered milk. Well, cookies and milk go together right? Actually, milk is a wonderful, nourishing way to soften the skin. We topped these bath time confections off with some whipped soap frosting and a touch of candy sprinkles! The whole thing is scented with our yummy, sweet smelling Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. These cookies look so real, you may have to warn people not to take a bite!

What is Kaolin Used For?: Monster Bath Cookies RecipeWhat is Kaolin Used For: Monster Bath Cookies Recipe

Here we have another kid-pleasing bath cookies except this one looks back at you! Our Monster Bath cookie is made just like our Christmas Bath cookie! Starting off with your basic bath bomb combination of baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salts, add in some skin-softening powdered milk, Kaolin Clay powder and a touch of Neon Green FUN soap colorants and you will have a cool bath treat for the kids! We scented this cookie with our Magic Potion fragrance oil. A musky,  magical combination of citrus, peaches, grapes and floral-y rose.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

Christmas time is always a busy time of year. If you are looking for a quick and simple treat to make for friends, family members or just something to enhance your line of Christmas products, these Christmas Tree Bath Bombs are a good recipe to have. Made with just a few ingredients like Baking Soda, Kaolin Clay, citric acid and castor oil, , you can have a dozen of these fun Christmas trees done in no time! The fragrance oil we chose is our Kringleberry fragrance oil. A scent of apples, cranberries and red currants with a touch of evergreen to give your bath time some holiday cheer!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Wild Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath Bombs don’t have to be just for girls! Boys like a little fizzle-action in their bath time too! This Wild Bath Bomb is the perfect way to get those boys clean! Another simple recipe using your basic bath bomb ingredients of Baking Soda, citric acid, Kaolin Clay and Coconut Oil. We chose a more “manly” fragrance oil because no boy wants to smell flowery! Our Ferocious Beast will let your little boy smell like a big boy, with the deep scent of citrus, woody oakmoss and a touch of musk. They will have a wild, good time getting clean and smelling good!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Body PowderWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Body Powder

Kaolin Clay is excellent for use in body powder. It has a silky, soft texture and will soak up any orders and unwanted moisture to help keep you feeling fresh and dry. Kaolin is also good at taking away excess oil and will leave you with silky, smooth skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Vanda Orchid Body Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Vanda Orchid Body Powder Recipe

Body Powder is an excellent way to feeling fresh and clean when there’s no time for a bath or shower. As we discussed above, Kaolin is a good ingredient to help take away moisture, leaving you feeling dry and fresh-feeling. Body Powder is actually very easy to make as you will see in our Vanda Orchid Body Powder recipe. Everybody loves all-natural body products. It’s important to know what the ingredients are and if they can cause any type of irritation. This powder recipe is a perfect example. We used cornstarch, Kaolin Clay Powder and Arrowroot Powder. All three of these ingredients are very natural, and light. They will help absorb body odors and wetness without leaving your skin feeling cake-y or heavy. The fragrance oil we chose for this recipe was Vanda Orchid. A lovely, light scent of berries, orchids and green accents.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Silky Shimmering Body Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

This recipe for Silky Shimmering Body Powder recipe is lovely, light and feminine powder. We used a couple ingredients that are not usually found in a traditional powder. Cocoa butter and Acacia Gum Powder. Along with cornstarch and Kaolin powder to help absorb odors and keep you feeling dry, cocoa butter will give your skin some extra moisturizing. Acacia Gum Powder is an all-natural product that is normally used as a thickener. When used in powders, it helps keep the powder loose and free of clumps. Our fragrance oil, Lovely in Lace, is the perfect addition to this recipe. This fragrance smells of a lush bouquet of green florals and spicy carnation that veils a base of sensual musks and sheer patchouli to create a romantic, feminine scent.

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Stinky Feet Foot Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe

I don’t care who you are, we have all experienced stinky feet from time to time. Some of us experience it all the time, and others not so much. Any time your feet are feeling hot and sweaty, give this Stinky Feet Foot Powder a try. Made with baking soda to help absorb odors, we added Kaolin Clay, Lavender and Calendula Flower powders. These powders are perfect addition to help get rid of odors, give your feet a soft, silky feel and add a bit or aromatherapy to your shoes. We also added a few essential oils, Tea Tree Australian, and Lime Distilled.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Facial Mask and Facial ScrubsWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Facial Mask and Facial Scrubs

Since we know how awesome Kaolin is for those with sensitive skin, then adding it to face masks or facial scrubs is a perfect inclusion! Much like using soap with Kaolin Clay, your skin can only benefit from this mineral-enriched ingredient. When used in masks, or scrubs Kaolin Clay gives good exfoliation to help slough away dead skin cells as well as eliminating dirt, oil and toxins from your skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Facial Mask and Facial Scrubs are all the rage in the bath and body world. Incredibly easy to make, you can create any kind of scrub or mask for any type of skin you may have. Our Candy Cane Facial Mask is perfect for those of any skin type. Our recipe will give you 8 facial masks to share with your friends and have a facial mask party! This mask is chock full of amazing skin nourishing ingredients! Rose Clay powder, Beet root powder, arrowroot, Safflower Oil Powder, Kaolin, Vitamin E, Hibiscus flower powder and even some Vanilla Powder to give it a yummy fragrance to it. We chose Peppermint Redistilled Essential oil to compliment the vanilla scent and because it is a candy cane facial mask. Your face is going to feel soft, clean, detoxified and shiny happy afterward!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Give Us A Shout OutWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Give Us A Shout Out

There you go folks! We hope that you enjoyed this informative information on Kaolin Clay Powder and all its uses. Whether you are looking for some good recipes to help treat acne or a more natural way to stay fresh and clean when life has you busy, Kaolin can help you out in more ways than one.  We hope you found some new inspiration for new products or just something to try for yourself.

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Apr
05

Best Wine Fragrance Oils


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Best Wine Fragrance OilsBest Wine Fragrance Oils

Up until the last 20 years, wine was not very popular. Only in recent years has a “wine-craze” taken over in society. Availability and affordability are the number one reasons why this alcoholic beverage has taken a close second to the sale and production of beer. Nature’s Garden is totally hip to the popularity of “vino”. We have listed below, our best wine fragrance oils.  Some of our fragrances have recipes that incorporate actual wine and of course the fragrance itself to create an amazing bath and body product. How about creating a gift basket of lotion, soap and/or a body scrub all using wine for clients or family members who are wine lovers?  So, go ahead and raise your glass to learning about all our wine-inspired fragrances and their recipes! Cheers!

Did you know? Wine has been around for centuries! Dating back as far as 4100 B.C. the world’s oldest winery was discovered in Armenia. There are basically 5 types of wine; Red, White, Rose, Fruit and Mead (which is a honey wine). These types of wine are based on the grapes that were used to create. Each wine is named after the type of grape that was used to create it.

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Burgundy Rose

Our first wine fragrance is Burgundy Rose. With this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Finally, this rose fragrance can withstand the saponification process without losing its authenticity.

This fragrance did well in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, separating or discoloring. There was some accelerating so soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. The scent held up nice and strong throughout its cure. Burgundy Rose also did well with candles and in bath and body products.

We have a wonderful recipe that uses this romantic fragrance oil. Our Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak recipe incorporates powdered goat’s milk. Oat Straw powder with an added touch of rose petals to help boost the floral fragrance. Oat Straw is know for it’s skin rejuvenating and softening properties so it is a perfect addition to this recipe.

Best Wine Fragrances: Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance Oil

Cabernet Sauvignon is a very popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. Our fragrance oil is the essence of a sweet aroma of wild grapes enhanced with hints of strawberries and sweet sugary notes with a light alcoholic background. A wonderful aroma of red sweet Cabernet wine. 

This fragrance oil had a decent test run in cold process soap. There was no ricing or accelerating, however, we did experience separating when we placed the batter in the mold. It did combine back together as it solidified. Due to the fact that this fragrance oil has a high vanillin content. We suggest using our Vanilla White color stabilizer to help prevent this. This fragrance oil did well in other bath and body products and in all our candle wax testing.

Do you know? The wine itself is a bold and assertive full bodied wine, best paired with any type of meat dish, barring the spicy ones. Grilled meats and vegetables, hearty stews and meaty types of fish, such as Ahi Tuna or Swordfish, go well with this wine.

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil was designed to capture not just the wine itself, but also the essence of the Christmas season. Cabernet has a classically deep, red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time, and created our version of Christmas Cabernet.

Christmas Cabernet did very well in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, separating or accelerating. This fragrance oil has a slight vanillin content. It caused our soap to discolor to an olive/tan color. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be helpful in preventing discoloring.

We liked this scent so much that we created a beautiful Wine Sugar Scrub recipe that not only has Christmas Cabernet as the star fragrance, but we also used a splash of real wine to help enhance the skin loving qualities of this scrub. This recipe is chock full of moisturizing components such as, cocoa and shea butter, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and Vitamin E. That’s just the beginning! Your skin will be soft, supple and moisturized, not to mention smelling sweet and yummy!

Do you know? Cabernet is a type of grape that is used in red wine making. The addition of Sauvignon came from an accidental cross-breeding of the wine grapes; Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon was born!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Merlot Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Merlot Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which  combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background.

Merlot did wonderful in our cold process soap testing! A soaper’s dream come true! No ricing, separating, or accelerating and no discoloring! The fragrance stayed strong and true throughout it’s cure.

Best Wine Fragrances: Merlot Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is perfect in our Wine Cold Process soap recipe! This soap has skin loving oils such as, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil. We also incorporated wine in the recipe to be used as part of the water portion! A perfect addition for a true wine inspired soap!

Do you know?  Wine (and grape juice) contain a high content of Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes that has excellent antioxidant qualities. When used in cosmetics, this micronutrient can help protect the skin from UV damage, and reduces the occurrence of age spots. Resveratrol also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. This amazing product is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products, and provides anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling.

 

Best Wine Fragrances: NG Napa Valley Harvest Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: NG Nappa Valley Harvest Fragrance Oil

NG Nappa Valley oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful duplication of the Yankee candle scent.  This fragrance is reminiscent of the cultural heritage surrounding Napa Valley, and the effervescence of rich, aged wine. The scent is a complex blend of aged wine, lilac, vanilla, violets, and lilies, with a light musky base note. A definite complex fragrance that is very pleasing to the nose!

NG Nappa Valley Harvest is a winner when it came to our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separating, or acceleration. It did discolor to a light butter color so you may chose to use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this. This fragrance also did very well in our bath and body product testing and in our candle wax testing!

Do you know? September through November is when the actual Napa Valley Harvest season is. Harvest season is a busy, bustling time with the season’s harvest being brought in and new batches of wine that are being made. Visitors not only get to sample the varieties of the wines that are made, but you can also participate in the picking and the smashing of the grapes!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Shiraz Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Shiraz Fragrance Oil

The pronunciation of Shiraz is taken from the original name “Syrah” but for one reason or another, Australians adopted the well known term Shiraz.  The aromas and flavors of Shiraz vary with wine style and region, but are usually blackberry, plums, and pepper in varying degrees dependent on growing conditions.  Natures Garden’s Shiraz fragrance is reminiscent of this prestigious wine.

Shiraz Fragrance Oil did beautifully in our cold process testing. With no accelerating, ricing, seperating or discoloring, it is another soaper’s dream! The scent stayed true and strong througout it’s cure time. Shiraz also did well in all our candle waxes and in bath and body products. With a fragrance oil that does so well, we had to create a recipe with it!

Best Wine Fragrances: Shiraz Fragrance OilOur Wine Lotion recipe is loaded with some amazing skin loving ingredients. Jojoba oil, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E to name just a few. Of course we did include our Reservatrol Powder which you know is a wonderful for aging skin!

 

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil

If you’ve ever dined at an Italian restaurant and drank wine from a flask that was wrapped in straw, you’ve enjoyed Tuscany Chianti wine.  Natures Garden’s Tuscan Wine fragrance is a true luxury fragrance beginning with top notes of black grapes, strawberry, and red wine; followed by middle notes of white flowers and sweet cinnamon; and sits on dry wood notes.

Tuscan Wine did beautifully with cold process soap testing. It had no ricing, separating or accelerating. It did discolor to an olive brown, so Vanillin White Color Stabilizer may be used to help prevent this. The scent retention during and after its cure time was amazing and strong!

Do you know? The straw wrapped wine bottle of Chianti is called a “Fiasco” which in Italian means: bottle or flask.

 

White Zinfandel Wine Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: White Zinfandel Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has the aroma of fruity dry pink wine with undertones of red raspberries, currents, strawberries and rose petals with a light alcoholic background. Zinfandel is the type of grape that is used to make this incredibly popular wine. The “White” part is actually a method of making the wine itself, hence the name White Zinfandel.

 

White Zinfandel tested positive in cold process soap making. With no acceleration, ricing or separation, it is a good soap to play with! No discoloring either which makes this fragrance oil perfect! The scent retention in all bath and body products, candle waxes and even in soaping stayed very strong and true with no fading!

Best Wine Fragrances: White Zinfandel Fragrance OilNature’s Garden created this fun Wine Gel Wax candle recipe using our popular White Zinfandel. This candle is incredibly easy to make using wine glasses as your container and our red Spectrum candle dye. You will have some fun candles to display for any kind of celebration in no time!

Do you know? Back in 1975, Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel experienced a failure which resulted in the White Zinfandel as we know it today? The original wine had a “stuck fermentation” which is a problem that occurs when the yeast in the wine dies out before consuming all the sugar. This accidental juice was set aside and several weeks later, the winemaker tasted it, preferring the result, which was sweet and pink. It was originally called Cabernet Blanc, but eventually the name White Zinfandel was adopted.

 

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Muscadine Fragrance Oil

Muscadine is a fragrance oil by Natures Garden that is rich in a  wonderful aroma of fresh grapes, blackberries, and woodsy base notes. Much like the wine itself.

This fragrance oil did well in our cold process soap processing. There was no accelerating, separating, or ricing. Despite the fact that there is zero vanillin in the oil, it will discolor to a dark cream. Vanilla White Color stabilizer will not prevent this from happening. Muscadine also did well in candles and in bath and body products for scent retention.

Muscadine grapes are considered America’s “first grape”. They are commonly grown in the hotter, dryer regions of the States. The resulting wine from muscadine grapes result in a sweet, red wine mostly for the reason that winemakers may add sugar to the wine. This wine is known to have a taste of ripe banana, apple, lime peel plus a scent of rubber cement. Wait! What? Rubber Cement? Well, they do say Muscadine wine is an acquired taste so there you go!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Cooking With WineCooking With Wine

We all know you can cook with wine. You should always cook with a wine that you would drink is what I have learned. Wine is a versatile ingredient that can deepen the flavor of the most simple dish. If you would like to broaden your horizons in cooking with wine,  enjoy browsing through these recipes that incorporate this popular beverage.

 

So there you have it! We hoped you enjoyed this lesson in wine today.  Not only did you learn some fun facts about our featured wine fragrances, but hopefully you found some creative new recipes and learned a little about our best wine fragrances we have to offer. Whether you are looking for some fresh, new ideas to add to a new line of products or just wanting to make something fun and creative for friends or family, we hope to have inspired you just a little.

Apr
03

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day


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15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day 15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! What better way to celebrate mom and all the things she does for you than creating something that smells amazing! Bath bombs, lotions, bubble bars or even candles! Nature’s Garden has put together a list of 15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day to help inspire you to treat mom with a gift that she can use and will love!

Did you know? The campaign to create a day dedicated to all mothers started in 1905, when peace activist, Ann Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. Ann wanted to create a day, not only in honor of her mother, but for all mothers stating that mom was “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation for Mother’s Day to become an official holiday to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

So enjoy browsing through our 15 fragrance oils for Mother’s Day! We hope you find something that you can create for Mom or even to add to your line of products for those that are not so crafty yet still would like something special and unique!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil

Up first is our fragrance oil, Beautiful Babe. This is a lovely fragrance that is a delicate blend of white and red roses, heady jasmine, spicy carnations blended with juicy melon and ripe plums. Any Mom that loves Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, will enjoy Nature’s Garden Beautiful Babe.

When we tested this fragrance oil, Beautiful Babe worked well in all bath and body products. While there was some acceleration, there was no ricing and the scent retention was strong after its cure. There was some discoloration to a slight tan, this can simply be avoided with our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance OilSolid lotion bars are a new way for you to keep your skin soft and moisturized and not worry about them leaving a mess like you would regular lotion bottles. With absolutely no mess to worry about these guys are a practical, yet thoughtful gift to give especially if you create them with her favorite scent!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil

Che Bella Donna is the essence of opulence and femininity, personified through sparkling citrus notes and mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation.  This fragrance is very similar to Paris by Yves Saint Laurent.

Che Bella Donna tested positively in our cold process soap. There was no acceleration, ricing, separating or discoloring. The scent retention stayed amazing after its cure. It also did very well in all bath and body products! When we tested in all candle waxes we had very strong scent throw, hot and cold.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance OilEVERYBODY loves bath bombs! They are the all-time rage in the bath and body world. Doesn’t mom deserve a nice, relaxing soak in a hot bath? Create these Pink Salt Bath Bombs scented with Che Bella Donna and made with Himalayan Pink Salt and Bentonite Clay, she can have a detoxifying soak in the tub!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is very similar to the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs.  Our rendition begins with top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine; followed by middle notes of muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, and daylily;  sitting on base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk. A lovely, light fragrance for mom!

Daisy fragrance oil did awesome in our cold process soap testing!  There was absolutely no ricing, separation, accelerating or discoloring. The scent retention was strong and stayed true after its cure! This fragrance did well in all of our bath and body products that we tested in. Daisy worked well in candle testing too.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Daisy Type Fragrance OilIf mom likes Daisy Type or even the original by Marc Jacobs, then make her some Whipped Cupcake Soap! This soap is crazy easy to create with our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base and our Whipped Soap Base! You’ll have a fun gift to give mom on Mother’s Day in no time!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day : Glitter Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Glitter Fragrance Oil

Glitter fragrance oil is a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose. It has a clean, fresh fragrance that is perfect for spring or summer.

Glitter is a cold process soaper’s dream! There was no ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. The scent retention stayed true throughout its cure. Glitter did well in all bath and body products, too. The scent throw was perfect when tested in all candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day : Glitter Fragrance OilWe all love good smells when we walk into a room. Moms especially! So how about creating her some Shimmer Gel Potpourri that she can use in her oil burner? Simple ingredients of Soy Wax, some Rice Bran Oil and a bit of 24K Gold Mica for the shimmer are all that you need for this recipe. We chose Glitter Fragrance Oil for this, but you can always use mom’s favorite in this creation!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Happy & Free Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Happy & Free Fragrance Oil

This refreshing,  feminine scent possesses a blend of floral jasmine, lily of the valley, carnation. Compare Natures Garden’s Happy & Free fragrance oil to the popular Happy fragrance by Clinique.

Happy & Free fragrance oil worked beautifully in testing with cold process soap. There was no ricing, separation, acceleration and no discoloring. It also worked perfectly in all bath and body products along with all types of candles waxes as well.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Happy & Free Fragrance OilI always say, you can never have too many bath bomb recipes. Once you have the basic ingredients of Baking Soda and Citric Acid then the possibilities are endless! Create some of these Mother’s Day Bath Bombs with Calendula Flowers for a sweet touch and mom can have herself a relaxing bath any time she wants.

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil

If you have a mom that loves lavender, then this is a perfect fragrance for her. Natures Garden’s Lavender Luxury fragrance begins with top notes of Italian bergamot, eucalyptus leaves, citrus zest, and French lavender; followed by middle notes of lily of the valley, and clary sage and sitting on base notes of Nordic pine, cool camphor, and clove buds. This fragrance is very unique and lovely, just like mom!

Lavender Luxury behaved perfectly in cold process soap testing. The scent retention stayed strong and true throughout. There was no acceleration, discoloring, ricing or seizing. It is a perfect fragrance for all bath and body products as well! Scent throw was beautiful in all candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance OilLooking for a nice Mother’s Day cold process soap recipe? This Lavender Luxury Cold Process soap is perfect! This recipe created with shea butter, coconut and olive oil is the perfect skin nourishing soap mom needs! Sprinkle the top with a mixture of lavender flowers and rose petals to add a feminine touch to this lovely lavender scented soap!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil

NG Viva La Juicee is a Nature’s Garden best seller. This fragrance oil is a  tantalizing mix of wild berry and mandarin wrapped in the floralcy of summer gardenia, pink jasmine and bright honeysuckle enhanced by vanilla praline, soft woods and amber. Young, fresh and vibrant is how I like to think of this. If you or mom like Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy than this is a definite must try!

When we tested NG Viva La Juicee in cold process soap it did amazing! No ricing, separation, discoloring or acceleration. The scent retention was strong through the cure and stayed strong long after. This fragrance is perfect for anybody that loves the original. It worked well in all bath and body products and in candles also.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance OilDo you know any redheads in your life? Is mom a red head? How about making her this homemade hair conditioner for redheads? Made with natural ingredients of Hibiscus Flowers and Rose Hips, these herbs will enhance and brighten anybody’s hair that has tones of red to a full blown red.

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil from Natures Garden is a fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musks. Not only is this one of my favorite fragrances, but it is also a best seller! Pink Sugar is a spot on duplication of Aqualina’s Pink Sugar.

Pink Sugar worked awesome in our cold process testing. Not only was there zero ricing and acceleration, there was no separation either. The scent retention stayed strong even long after its cure time! It was perfect for all bath and body products and worked wonderfully in all waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance OilSalt Scrubs are also becoming a popular trend in the bath and body world! Salt is a wonderful exfoliate as well as nourishing source or iron for the body. Give mom this Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub made with Himalayan Pink Salt, Vitamin E and some Sweet Almond Oil to help slough off those dead skin cells so her skin can shine with health and radiance!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil

Puakenikeni is one of Nature’s Garden most popular fragrances for spring and summer time. Puakenikeni is a Hawaiian flower that is typically used in leis.  This fragrance oil is a delicate, yet exotic heady blend of velvety island florals and lush greens which invoke feelings of intrigue, sensuality and femininity. Very pretty and freshly floral!

Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower worked perfectly when we tested it in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing, separating. There was no discoloring either. Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower is perfect for bath and body products and in candles as well.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance OilIf mom loves candles, consider this Mother’s Day Candle! This recipe is simple and creative to make and she will be surprised by your ingenuity! Since this candle is scented with Puakenikeni, we created a flower to resemble the popular Hawaiian one. We used beeswax for this step and the base of the candle is all Joy Wax. A wonderfully, easy wax to work with!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is a duplication of Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers. This fragrance is beautifully light and feminine: a hint of fruit with floral undertones. Our customers’ reviews are off the charts with their praise on the how the scent is just like the original and the wonderful way it worked in their cold process soap and candle waxes.

When we tested our Sunflower Type in cold process soap, we found it behaved beautifully! No ricing, acceleration, separating or discoloring.  The scent stayed strong throughout the cure time. Sunflower Type did very well in all bath and body products and in all candle waxes too.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance OilWouldn’t mom love some potted sunflowers? Present her with this Potted Sunflower Soap and she will be doubly impressed! Not only have you given her flowers, but these are flowers she can use! Simple to make with our Goat’s Milk and our SLS Free melt and pour soap bases, scented with Sunflower fragrance oil.  You can whip up a dozen of these flowers to give to all the women in your life!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a lovely fresh scent of lavender, apples, plums, raspberries, followed by crisp green floral tones of lilac, and eucalyptus. Lavender Apple is a duplication of Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Apple natural cleaning product.

This fragrance oil did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, separation, accelerating or discoloring it is a perfect fragrance to work with! The fragrance stayed strong through its cure time leaving the air scented with a strong herbal aroma! Lavender Apple also did well in all bath and body products and in candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance OilNot only are salt scrubs popular, but sugar scrubs are hot on their tale! Our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub is perfect for mom! This scrub is made with, of course, sugar, a wonderful exfoliate that is cheap and easy to find! We added other skin nourishing ingredients of mango and cocoa butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil to help moisturize the skin! This sugar scrub also has lavender buds and is naturally colored with beet root powder! How about that?

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Tranquil Oasis15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Tranquil Oasis

Tranquil Oasis sounds like the perfect get-away for mom. If that kind of gift isn’t in your budget, how about the fragrance oil instead. This scent is fresh and clean with spa-like notes of satsuma, cool citrus and verbena.

This fragrance oil did well when we tested in cold process soap. There was no ricing, separating or discoloring. It did have some acceleration, so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help avoid this possibility. Tranquil Oasis also had a nice, strong scent retention during and after its cure time. This fragrance did very well in bath and body products and in all of our candle waxes that we tested with.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Tranquil OasisAny time mom can have a quiet, relaxing bath is a gift in itself! However, make her these Tranquility Bath Melts and you can increase her happiness level instantly! These bath melts are made with Shea Butter, beeswax and Sweet Almond Oil! Perfect for moisturizing dried skin! We added Chamomile Flowers that will add a calming scent to the bath and help mom unwind after a hard day!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance Oil

If you have a woman in your life that likes things on the “expensive side” than Strike A Pose is perfect for her. This fragrance oil has deep, rich tones of cinnamon, jasmine, musky patchouli and lily. Strike A Pose is a duplication of Tyler’s High Maintenance.

When we tested this fragrance in cold process soap we found it very easy to work with. No acceleration, separation or ricing. It did discolor to a light tan so plan your colors accordingly. You can also use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help control the discoloring.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance OilDad probably is always yelling that mom is using up his shaving cream! Then make up a batch of this Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap for mom and tell dad it will all be okay now! This soap is made with our Whipped Soap base, a touch of Shea Butter and Rose Clay Powder which is a natural exfoliate. Mom’s legs will be left soft, smooth and moisturized! In fact, Dad may end up sneaking some for himself!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a perfect balance of bright citrus tones of lemon and orange with lavender and green to round it out. Lemon Lavender is a beautiful scent for spring and for moms that like a fresh, clean scent without being overly strong in perfume.

Lemon Lavender did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing. Since there was no accelerating, ricing or separating, you definitely have time to play with swirls, colors and designs. The scent retention had staying power throughout its cure. This fragrance also did well in bath and body products and in all of our candle wax testing.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance OilMom can never have too many options to add to a nice hot bath at the end of long, hard day! These Lemon Lavender Bath Melts are perfect addition to add to a bath and body gift basket! These bath melts have skin loving ingredients like shea, mango, and cocoa butter! Her skin is going to feel soft and smell lovely after a nice long soak!

 

 

sweet scent15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Yeah For Yummy Fragrance Oil

Last, but never least is Nature’s Garden Yeah For Yummy. This fragrance oil is a duplication of Lush’s Yummy Yummy Yummy. A definite yummy-licious scent of strawberries, oranges, lemons and raspberries followed by a floral undertone of soft woods.

Yeah For Yummy did amazing in our cold process soap testing. With no accelerating, separating or ricing there is definite room for play with this fragrance. There was no discoloring either! That makes it perfect in my book!

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Yeah For Yummy Fragrance OilHere’s a quick and easy Foaming Sugar Scrub that’s perfect for mom! Made with our Whipped Soap Base, sugar and scented with our Yeah for Yummy fragrance oil, you have something mom is going to be asking you to make for her all the time! She will have soft, smooth skin using this scrub every day!

 

 

There you go! 15 Fragrances for Mother’s Day! We hope you enjoyed reading about these fragrances and recipes that are not only our best selling fragrances, but we think Mom would like them too. If you ever feel like showing off your creations that may include these recipes or any recipes that have incorporated Nature’s Garden products give us a shout! Simply click on the Show & Tell page or follow the link, upload a photo and a description of what you made and which products were used. Once we have reviewed it we will post it and show you off to all our customers! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and on Instagram (@ngscents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
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How to Make Dessert Candles


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How to Make Dessert Candles

Have you ever been wandering in a candle shop or a gift boutique when you wonder upon a plate of candles that look just like baked goods? Muffins, cookies or even pies? With a few candle making supplies and in a little creativity you can create some yummy looking bakery candles that may tempt those around to take a nibble! These following recipes will show you how to make dessert candles that not only look like the real thing but will smell like the real thing! Simple and easy steps that will help you create a scented dessert candle that looks complicated, but in reality wasn’t any harder than making the real thing! So enjoy Nature’s Garden amazing dessert candle recipes! After each candle recipe, we have included a bakery recipe that is similar to the candle itself. Not only can you create the real thing, you can display your dessert’s inspiration candle for all to enjoy along with a sweet treat to eat!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Our first yummy dessert candle is our Blueberry Muffin Candle! This recipe uses Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. We have also used our Cupcakes mold market mold. Nature’s Garden Mold Market Molds are heavy-duty and sturdy enough to handle hot wax and can be used multiple times when taken care of properly. Once you have made the base of your candle you will add the muffin top that was created by whipping up melted Joy Wax. We have also added some blueberries on top using the Mini cherries berries mold from Flexiblemold.com. The fragrance oil we used for this muffin candle is, of course, Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil. A definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden that smells of true blueberry muffins when your candle is burning.

The first muffin recipe I ever tried to make was Blueberry Muffins! Simple and quick, these muffins are a popular breakfast choice and perfect for when you are on the go early in the morning!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe

Who can resist the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon? I know Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite desserts with its icing dripping all over! This Cinnamon Bun Candle looks so much like a real cinnamon roll you’re going to want the real thing when you get a whiff of it. Creating this yummy masterpiece will be easy using Joy Wax and a Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll mold from Flexiblemold.com. Of course, we chose our Cinnamon Buns fragrance oil to give this candle its amazing cinnamon roll scent! People will be thinking you are baking something good when they walk in your house!

Let your inner-baker shine through with these homemade Cinnamon Buns! Made from scratch, these buns would be a special treat for Christmas morning or even just because! Warm and gooey, there is nothing better than a warm cinnamon bun with a tall glass of milk, or even a warm cup of coffee to make your day better!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts Recipe

These little Cupcake Wax Tarts are not only easy to make but are quick to make too. We used our Peanut Butter Cups Embed Mold to create the cupcake bottom. The wax we used was our very popular seller, Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is awesome for molds because it has an easy release from the mold. To get the yummy whipped topping we used our Joy Wax. The fragrance we chose was Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil! A yummy scent of raspberries, vanilla, sugar and butter. What could be better than that, other than the real thing?

Since you were able to make twenty or so Cupcake Wax Tarts, how about making some real mini Raspberry Cupcakes? This recipe a is simple, make from scratch recipe! These would be a fun addition to those Strawberries and Cream Sandwich cookies for a tea party or even a baby shower!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle Recipe

There is nothing that screams summertime like a gooey, chocolaty marshmallow s’mores. At Natures Garden, we had to commemorate this all American treat with its very own candle! This Smores Candle is very easy to create. We used our Basic Square Mold Market Mold for the graham crackers, marshmallow and the chocolate. The fragrance oils we chose are the 3 exact ingredients of the real thing. Graham Crackers fragrance oil, Toasted Marshmallow, and Chocolate Fudge fragrance oil.  This recipe will make 3 Smores Candles; a fun creation to share or even take as a gift to a barbecue!

A recipe is not really needed to make a classic Smore, Instead, here is a link to create about 12 different types of Smores desserts! Don’t worry though, if it’s the classic one you are craving, it’s included in the list too!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Not all desserts have to be a pastry, right? There are a lot of people that like a beverage as a sweet treat. This Gingerbread Latte candle is a perfect example! This candle is so easy to create that before you can order a true latte at the coffee house, you can have one of the beverage candles done in due time! We used Joy Wax, a very easy wax to work with. It has wonderful hot and cold scent throw and sets up beautifully in a container. No Gingerbread Latte would be complete without a rich, creamy whipped topping and a gingerbread cookie that is made using our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Mold. Our fragrance of choice is Snickerdoodle Latte; a wonderful mixture of cinnamon, coffee and cream! These candles would make wonderful gifts to hand out at Christmas parties or to enhance your Christmas line of candles.

This Gingerbread Latte recipe is simple to make, so why travel to a coffee shop, stand in line and pay a small fortune to buy one, when you can make one at home? No special coffee machine needed!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart Recipe

These sweet Chocolate Blossom wax tarts definitely look like the real deal! Watch your little ones around these because they may want to have a nibble! For the cookie part of the wax melt, we used a sugar cookie mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are sturdy and reusable. They also help create some very realistic looking cookies! The chocolate kisses were made with a Big Kisses Embed Mold and the fragrance oil we used was our Chocolate Chip Cookie! This fragrance oil smells like warm, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven!

Since these Chocolate Blossom Wax Tarts look and smell real enough to eat, here’s a recipe that will stop any temptation to grab the wax ones and start eating! These are classic cookies that are always popular no matter when you feel like making them!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle Recipe

Eggnog is a staple at Christmas time! It’s a yummy, creamy drink that can warm you from the inside. That is if it’s made with alcohol. Without the alcohol, you can still enjoy it during the holiday season and still feel festive. Our Eggnog Candle Recipe is simple enough to make and smells exactly like the real thing since we used our Eggnog fragrance oil. The air will fill with the scent of butter rum, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Yummy! We used Joy wax both for the eggnog part and for the creamy whipped topping. To top off our dessert candle beverage we used a real cinnamon stick to make it look even more authentic, just be sure to remove it before burning the candle!

Your Christmas Party, dinner, get together will not be complete without some authentic eggnog! This Amazingly Good Eggnog uses rum, eggs, cream and spices! All the important aspects of a good eggnog!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts Recipe

These incredibly cute Gingerbread Men Wax melts are almost too cute to melt! This recipe makes a dozen gingerbread men, so you could melt a few and display a few and have the best of both worlds! Since we used Pillar of Bliss for the actual gingerbread men, they will have a wonderful scent retention and cold throw! Display a plate of these guys on your desk at work for all those around you to entice. Our Gingerbread fragrance oil smells true to spicy sweet treat. This oil is one of our best sellers, especially at Christmas time! These wax melts would so sweet displayed next to the Gingerbread Latte candle or even the Eggnog Candle for a cute holiday display!

How about making some real gingerbread men during the holiday season? This recipe will help you out with that! Simple and easy, there are no fancy ingredients and the process is no different than if you were making sugar cookie cutouts! Can you imagine how amazing your home is going to smell? Warm and cozy!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine's Day Cupcake Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

These sweet Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candles are made similarly to the Cupcake Wax Tarts. We have used both Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. Using our Silicone Soap Mold- Heart shaped, we achieved these hearts in no time! The cupcakes release so easily from the molds and there is barely any clean up at all! To top off our cakes we whipped up the Joy Wax for the whipped cream and topped the confection off with a cute little heart embed that says “Love” on it! Sprinkles are for winners, so go ahead and add some sprinkles to the top of these winning Valentine’s Day Cupcakes! We chose Cinnamon Yum Yums for the fragrance oil that will scent the air with spicy clove, cinnamon and vanilla.  This fragrance oil is a valentine’s day best seller!

This cupcake recipe isn’t an exact replica of our candles but you can always decorate your real cupcakes however you wish! Let your creativity take over and enjoy making something yummy for your friends or family to eat!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt Recipe

Our next dessert is Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts. This recipe creates 6 yummy treats. These simple little wax treats were created using the Vanilla Wafers Soap and Candle Mold from Flexiblemold.com. and Pillar of Bliss. The whipped cream part of the cookie was created by using Joy Wax. We chose our Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil to scent the whole cookie. Your house will smell like fresh, juicy strawberries and sweet vanilla whipped cream!

How about creating these yummy treats that look almost like the wax melts? These Strawberries and Cream sandwich cookies are almost as easy to make as their inspiration! This recipe uses strawberry cake mix for the cookies and a cream cheese/marshmallow fluff for the filling! These cookies would be a perfect spring time dessert for a little girl’s tea party!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

These yummy, Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts will make your mouth water for the real thing, that’s for sure! In no time flat, you will have over a dozen of these mini melts ready to go! Our silicone soap mold mini cupcakes will make creating a breeze! The Pillar of Bliss wax makes these melts release quick and easy. Top these treats off with some whipped Joy Wax and sprinkle on some pumpkin spice blend powder! Of course, we chose our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil for these bad boys! Your home will soon smell of spicy cardamom, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla! People will think you have been baking!

Are you in the mood for some cheesecake? Here is a yummy recipe for Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes that you can create once you make your wax melts. This recipe is from Betty Crocker so we know they have to be good!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am officially ready for something to eat! In fact, I wouldn’t mind a plate of those Chocolate Blossoms in front of me right now! We hope that you have enjoyed browsing through these recipes, both candles and the edible ones! If you are looking for some fresh inspiration to enhance your product line, all these recipes are simple to find, just click on the link and you will be taken straight to the recipe. Remember, Nature’s Garden is always there to help you get started, no matter what you are in the mood to create! Enjoy!

Mar
07

What is Stearic Acid Used For


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What is Stearic Acid Used For

We at Natures Garden have found that many of our customers have been wondering, “What is stearic acid used for?”. While there are quite a few reasons why this cosmetic ingredient is widely used in both candles as well as bath and body products, it can be confusing to understand how an ingredient could be useful for all these very different products. This can be especially challenging when you don’t know exactly what benefits stearic acid provides these products. So, we are going to go through a few different products that you should formulate using this ingredient. Plus, we will be sharing some of our own recipes that have been enhanced by adding some stearic acid. If you are interested in getting an answer to this common question, then look below to find how stearic acid can benefit your favorite homemade bath and body recipes!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Creams and LotionsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Creams and Lotions

First of all, this useful cosmetic ingredient will make a smart addition to any cream, body butter, or lotion formulation. Stearic Acid is especially useful for creating thick, luscious lotions that feel wonderful on your skin. If you think about it, this quality is really important for a great lotion recipe. Lotions that are too thin and runny will be harder to get to stay on the skin, so less of the oils and butters will get a chance to nourish the skin.

Plus, you may find that the consistency doesn’t feel as satisfying. So, you won’t really feel like you are getting pampered, even though you should with all the skin-loving ingredients being added. Further, you may even begin to wonder whether your lotion recipe is even working. This would be the exact instance where stearic acid would be needed. Adding this cosmetic ingredient to your existing lotion, cream, or body butter recipes will ensure that your recipe is thicker and more effective!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

One of our own body cream recipes that includes stearic acid is our Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe. This scrumptious lotion recipe includes real, fresh brewed coffee, luscious butters, and skin loving oils. But, the Stearic Acid is the ingredient that really helps create the irresistible texture of this recipe. This wonderful body cream recipe has a thick, creamy consistency that glides over the skin and sinks deep down. The luscious feeling of this lotion combined with the fragrance and skin loving properties creates quite an amazing recipe. The scrumptious scent blend of Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil is nearly mouthwatering. Plus, the nourishing oils and butters of this recipe truly treat your skin and leave it feeling soft. This cosmetic ingredient helps create a well rounded batch of lotion that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Not only is this cosmetic ingredient useful for creating creams and body butters, but our lotion formulations can be enhanced with stearic acid, as well. The Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe by Natures Garden is a perfect example of a lotion that can benefit from the addition of stearic acid. This recipe includes an abundance of luxurious oils along with an amazing herbal infusion. This infusion includes herbs like the gorgeous Hibiscus Flowers and Rose Hips. However, the lotion didn’t quite have the right consistency. We wanted a lotion that was creamier and thicker to provide a pampering feel. So, we included some stearic acid to create a recipe that has amazing benefits for the skin and feels absolutely luxurious. This recipe is definitely one you will want to try!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Making Your Own CandlesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Making Your Own Candles

Additionally, Stearic Acid can be used to create harder candles that are more effective. This ingredient can be added to any of our container waxes, like Soy Wax, Joy Wax, or Palm Wax, to create a candle that has more integrity. At this point, you may be thinking that you don’t need a hard candle, as you are putting your wax in a container. However, we aren’t adding stearic acid for support. Instead, this candle making ingredient can help your candle burn longer. Since the candle will be harder, the flame will take more time burning down your candle. This means you can enjoy your beautiful candles and their lovely aromas for even longer! All thanks to adding a bit of stearic acid. So, you may want to try adding this ingredient next time you create some homemade candles.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Wax Tarts and EmbedsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Wax Tarts and Embeds

Also, your homemade wax tarts and candle embeds can both benefits from stearic acid. Not only will these candle creations burn longer, but they will be better able to hold their shape. Have you ever created a wax tart that was too soft? It can be nearly impossible to get the tarts out of the mold or clamshell to use. Plus, once you finally get enough out to use it just ends up making a big mess that ruins some of the enjoyment of scenting your home. But, adding some of the stearic acid will make the wax harder. Plus, the stearic acid will make your tarts shrink slightly upon cooling. This will have your wax melts to pop out of the mold so much easier! So, this ingredient will better allow you to make your own wax tarts.

Additionally, candle embeds can benefit from the addition of this candle ingredient. One of the most important parts in making a wax embed is making sure that the design you want to use doesn’t break or warp as you are working. This means that you don’t want the wax embed to melt or warp as you pour in the rest of your candle wax into your container. So, you will want an embed that is hard and not easy to melt. Plus, you are going to want to make sure that your embed soap doesn’t break before you get the chance to use it. Since your embeds are typically tiny, you are going to need to make sure that your wax is hard enough to maintain the integrity of your shape. So, adding in this cosmetic ingredient will make your wax embed harder to melt or break.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Strong Scented CandlesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Working with Heavy Fragrance Oils

Another way that you can utilize stearic acid in candle making is to create products with any of your favorite fragrance oils! Some people have found that it can be difficult working with certain fragrances, even within the recommended amount. This is likely due to the scent being a heavy fragrance. Some examples of heavy scents have vanilla or spicy notes, while many citrus scents tend to be lighter fragrances. This can be frustrating when you find a scent that you love, but it just seeps out of your candle! However, you can use stearic acid to help reduce this seepage and get you the scented candle that you deserve. When using it for this purpose, use about 2%, which would be 2 teaspoons for a pound of wax, to reign in your challenging fragrance oil. So, go ahead and make your whole house smell exactly how you want it!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Formulating Soap RecipesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Formulating Soap Recipes

Additionally, stearic acid can be used to enhance your homemade batches of soap. Of course, you can alter the amounts and types of oils that you include to change the quality of your bars. But, you don’t have to alter your whole formulation just to get a harder bar. Sometimes batches just have the perfect blend of oils for your skin and you don’t want to change anything.

Just include some of the stearic acid into your soap recipe to create a slightly harder bar. This is perfect for those that want a very conditioning bar, but don’t want the bars to fall apart. So, this ingredient will add some integrity to your soap bars. Further, adding this wonderful ingredient to your soap recipe will allow your soap to last even longer than before. This means that you will get even more use out of your skin-loving soap. So, all you have to do is add some stearic acid into your recipe to create a bar of soap that is harder and able to last even longer.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since Stearic Acid is useful for homemade soap from scratch, we decided to include it in our own soap recipe. So, we created the lovely Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe with this ingredient as well as many other great ones. We included real Poppy Seed to go along with the scent, the gorgeous color, and beautiful flower shape. Plus, we included some luscious oils and butters that are wonderful for the skin. So, we needed to add in some support for our bars to make sure that they retained the pretty shape and lasted a long time. You are sure to love everything about this bar from the appearance to the skin loving ingredients.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Embed SoapsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Embed Soaps

Also, stearic acid can be very useful for creating effective embed soaps. Similarly to wax embeds for candles, you are going to want to make sure that your embed holds its shape and doesn’t melt as you work. So, you are going to want to make sure that your embed is hard enough to withstand the melted soap you need to add. Also, you need to be able to move the embeds into the loaf mold without breaking. Thus, adding some of this ingredient to your soap embeds will make the process easier and more fun!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Improving Homemade CleansersWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Improving Homemade Cleansers

Another marvelous benefit of using Stearic Acid in your bath and body products is that this cosmetic ingredient will enhance the cleansing power of your recipes. This added ingredient will help break the surface tension and get the water barrier out of the way. Since water molecules will attract one another, it can be difficult to get beneath the water to clean away the grime on your skin. So, you are going to need to break the surface tension to get your soap to really work and get to the dirt and oils that may be trapped. If you are curious about the effects of surface tension on your cleansing products, then check out this simple explanation of the concept at Surface Tension and Water by The USGS Water Science School. 

natures gardenWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Contact Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this informative blog or learned something new about stearic acid. So, you can see that there are many products you can enhance just by the addition of this wonderful ingredient. So, we would love to hear about your experiences with using Stearic Acid. Have you known about these useful benefits all along? We would love to see your lovely homemade creations and hear about your experience with this ingredient. Or, are you going to be trying these out in your next batch? We would love to hear about how your first recipe with Stearic Acid went!

If you would like to share your creations, then feel free to find us on social media pages. Also, you can reach out to us with any of your comments or questions. This is a really great way to get in contact with us and get quick answers. There are a few different social media platforms you can find us on. You can contact us on the Facebook page for Natures Garden. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. We will be happy to help you with any of your questions and would love to hear your thoughts.

Mar
02

9 Ways to Use Lanolin


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99 Ways to Use Lanolin Ways to Use Lanolin

Lanolin is one of those products that you don’t think about, but it is in probably some of the most popular skin care products around. It can also be found in cosmetics, first-aid salves and believe it or not in some industrial grade products such as lubricants and rust-proof coatings.

What’s amazing about this stuff is that it is all natural! It is an oil that comes from the wool of sheep and is nature’s “raincoat” for the animals. Lanolin protects them from all the elements around them; from the dampness of rain and snow to the drying effects of the sun. One of the things that I like about lanolin is that even though it is naturally derived from the wool of sheep, it in no way harms them! It is done cruelty-free! In today’s world of animal’s rights that is a pretty important factor!

Lanolin has the amazing ability to hold up to 400 times its weight in water which means, not only is it a super-moisturizer, but it locks that moisture in and will give you baby soft, supple skin.  Lanolin easily absorbs into the skin, but keep in mind, a little goes a long way!  We have below 9 recipes that incorporate Lanolin in the pure form that is an amazing ingredient to blend into lotions or balms, and Lanolin Oil USP Liquid which is less viscous and is wonderful for soaps and shampoos. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy creating some of these for your family, friends, clients or customers! So here you are, 9 ways to use Lanolin in your creations.

 

99 ways to Use Lanolin Beard Balm Recipe ways to Use Lanolin Beard Balm Recipe

Our first recipe is the perfect balm for your men’s line of bath and body products. Beards and mustaches are incredibly popular among guys today. In many cases, you see more hair on their face than on their head, which may mean something, and I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. At any rate, I do have an idea that their beards can get as unruly head of hair! Beard Balm is a perfect way to tame that facial hair!  With skin healthy oils and butters such as, jojoba oil, olive oil and shea butter and lanolin, their skin will be soft and moisturized as well as their beards and mustaches. Then, add in some Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil for that woodsy, masculine scent and you will have yourself a best seller among your clients with facial hair!

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Beard Soap Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Beard Soap Recipe

The first step to having a good beard is to have a good soap. After all, beard is hair and the first step to having good hair is to have a good shampoo, right?

Our Beard Soap recipe is a good start to beard maintenance. It’s a hot process soap that uses liquid lanolin USP which has the same benefits as the lanolin that comes in the more solid form. You also have the nourishing oils and butters of jojoba, sweet almond, and cocoa butter, to just name a few. Your beard will feel soft and moisturized. Not only does this beard soap clean without stripping but it hydrates your beard, and it will do the same to your skin beneath. We used our Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil for a soft, aromatic fragrance that smells woodsy with a tiny bit of sweetness.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe

Here’s a “handy” way to keep your hands moisturized and protected without the mess of carrying around a bottle of lotion. Our Hydrating Hand Stick is perfect for keeping in your purse, pocket, or even your kids’ backpacks! With skin happy ingredients like shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, you can be sure your hands will always be shielded from the bitter winter elements. They will stay soft and hydrated and since the ingredients are easily absorbed into your skin you will not have that greasy feeling some hand lotions leave behind. We’ve chosen our Nectarine & Mint fragrance Oil that has a citrus scent with a light touch of mint. A perfect scent that does not become too overpowering.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

You would be surprised at how popular shaving soap really is. In all honesty, using shampoo on your beard is a big no-no! Shampoo is designed to strip all the oils and dirt from the hair.  That is all fine and good for your hair, but it’s not so fine and good for your beard. A dry beard is an itchy beard. You will want your beard moisturized and soft, with all those important skin oils still intact!

Our Cold Process Shaving Soap is the perfect gentle wash to keep your beard happy and healthy looking. We’ve used shea butter, apricot kernel oil and lanolin Oil USP liquid to help keep your beard hydrated and soft. Bentonite clay, which is not just for facial masks, gives this soap a nice glide to the lather and helps if you have oily skin. We’ve chosen our Black Ops fragrance oil that smells like the popular men’s cologne. It has a nice masculine scent of citrus followed by a nice woodsy undertone.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Washing your dog can be such a hassle sometimes. If your dog doesn’t like bath time and you have a large puppy dog, it can start out looking like something out of a wrestling match!

Our Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar recipe won’t make getting Fido into the tub easier, but it will make the process of soaping them up a little less crazy! With these shampoo bars shaped like cute doggy bones, this is a gentle and easy soap recipe that uses our Oatmeal melt and pour soap, some skin beneficial Vitamin E and Lanolin Oil USP liquid. Your furry friend’s skin and fur will be moisturized, soft and have a nice, clean feel to their fur. Our Pooch Smooch fragrance oil that inspired this recipe has a light scent of melons and cucumbers. How cute would these look in your line of doggy care products? I say they would look adorable!

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Feet have it hard, wouldn’t you agree? You stand on them, walk on them, run on them, stick them into heels, tennis shoes, flip-flops. Or you just go barefoot! This happens to be one of my favorite things to do in the summertime! They support you all day, every day. Give your feet a much needed treat!

Give this Rejuvenating Foot Balm a try for those tired dogs! With shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, it will give your feet some moisturizing protection.  You will have soft, smooth skin that will thank you for giving them a lift. We made it even better by adding essential oils that will help perk up your feet, and your nose too! We’ve chosen Peppermint (Redistilled), Tea Tree Australian, and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils which are awesome for relaxing your body, soothe sore muscles and help heal skin conditions. After a long day, no matter what it is you do, give this foot balm a try!

 

9 ways to Use Lanolin Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe9 ways to Use Lanolin Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe

This eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men would make a wonderful addition to your men’s line of handcrafted bath and body products. You could even just give this body scrub to any man in your life as a gift. This foaming body scrub has some amazing skin-loving ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and of course lanolin oil USP to help lock in that moisture and keep the skin soft and hydrated. We have also used activated charcoal powder to help detoxify those skin pores and slough away dead skin cells! Your man’s skin will look healthy and vibrant after their shower. Our fragrance oil of Black Tuxedo will leave them smelling of wood, leather and musk. A very sexy scent that will make your nose happy!

 

9 Ways to Use Lanolin Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe9 Ways to Use Lanolin Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

How adorable would this soap look displayed for your customers to see! It is a truly creative way to start the new year off right or to enhance your Valentine’s Day collection!

Creating a simple cold process soap with shea butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil and lanolin, just to name a few of the ingredients, you are sure to create a skin happy soap to keep that skin soft, smooth and hydrated!

To top off your Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap, you will whip up some of your soap batter to give it the look of champagne foam! The champagne bottles and strawberry embeds that are the “strawberry on top” and are simple to create with our diamond clear melt and pour soap! Of course, our fragrance of choice is Strawberries and Champagne fragrance oil. An effervescent scent of champagne and the sweet tang of strawberries!

There you have it folks, 9 ways to use lanolin in some pretty easy recipes for bath and body! Lanolin is such an amazing and inexpensive addition to soaps, scrubs, and balms! Your skin will thank you for taking such good care of it! We here, at Nature’s Garden, hope to have inspired you to create some new ideas for your customers, clients or even family members.