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Dec
16

Cafe Mocha Fragrance

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Cafe Mocha FragranceCafe Mocha Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil available at Natures Garden has been described by our customers as “a very strong scent of coffee and dark sweet chocolate”.

What Does Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is the perfect arrangement of fragrance notes reminiscent of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, creamy vanilla, and marshmallows.

Top Notes: fresh brewed coffee
Mid Notes:  chocolate syrup, heavy cream
Base Notes: vanilla, marshmallows

How Do Our Customers Use Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil?

Did you know that not only do we carry the finest products, but here at Nature’s Garden we have our own recipes?  You can click “recipes and classes” located on the top of Natures Garden’s web site and find all of our unique recipes.  Some recipes may be found on a specific fragrance oil’s page by clicking the “recipes” tab located above the image for that fragrance oil.  Once you click it, a recipe using that exact fragrance oil will open up.  This is where you will find free recipes like our Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe, using our wonderful Cafe Mocha fragrance.

Home scenting, when making such projects as reed diffuserspotpourri and incense, please remember that the maximum usage amount is 50%.  When used to make aroma beads, Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil is a delicious scent that is nice and strong.  Please note that when making homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage of 5%. for this fragrance oil.

For those who make soap, show off your creativity by making homemade cp soap.  Our cold process soap testing results shows that it is a perfect pour with no ricing, no acceleration,  and no separation with a wonderful coffee scent.  Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil discolors to a perfect milk chocolate.  The vanillin content is 7% for this fragrance oil.  Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  When making soap and other bath and body products such as scrubs, bath oils, bath gels, lotions, and perfumes, the maximum usage is 5%.  For your homemade body products, the suggested coloring options are to use brown soap colorant in the amount that you are satisfied with.  Never use candle dye in any homemade bath and body products.

For homemade candle crafters, the maximum usage for Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil is 10% and it is nice and strong in strong in soy wax while performing perfectly in joy wax, and wow wax.  Try using Natures Garden’s pillar of bliss wax to create your own homemade candle wax melts.  Some suggestions to add some color to your beautiful candles include using 4 drops of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of a brown color block into your melted wax.  Just a reminder, using crayons to color your homemade candles will clog your wick, we never recommend it.

Is your coffee poured?  Are you ready to get started to by placing your order today?  Using the search bar on Natures Garden’s web site, type in “cafe mocha fragrance oil” and hit enter.  It will then lead you directly to the ordering page where you can started.

Dec
01

Blackberry Jam Fragrance

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Blackberry Jam FragranceBlackberry Jam Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is a bestselling fragrance.  One might ask “what is the difference between jam and jelly.  Jam, jelly and preserves are all made with fruit that is mixed with sugar and pectin, an indigestible carbohydrate or fiber.  Pectin can be found in the cell walls of most fruit.  When heated with sugar in water, it gels, giving jam, jelly and preserves their thickness.  Jam is made from the crushed pulp of the fruit while jelly is made strictly from the juice of the fruit.  And in preserves, the fruit comes from chunks in a syrup.  You can tell the difference between jam and jelly by sight as jelly spreads pretty evenly and jam will tend to be a little lumpy.

Would you like to your own homemade blackberry jam?  Using the ingredients below and following the 10 steps below, it’s super easy.

What you will need:

5 cups of crushed blackberry (do not puree)

7 cups of sugar

1 package of fruit jell pectin

Step 1:  Very carefully measure out the blackberries

Step 2:  Place the blackberries into a very large pot

Step 3:  Add the pectin to the blackberries in the pot, stirring constantly

Step 4:  Heat the blackberry and pectin mixture on high, while constantly stirring until the it comes to a full boil

Step 5:  Pour all 7 cups of sugar into the pot and stir

Step 6:  Stir constantly as you bring the mixture back to a boil and allow to boil for one minute and then remove from heat

Step 7:  Ladle the mixture into your jars leaving a 1/4″ space at the top

Step 8:  Wipe the rim of the jars and place the canning tops on firmly

Step 9:  Place all of the jars in a canner with very hot water and make sure the water is 1″ above the tops of the jars, leaving them in the water for 10 minutes

Step 10:  Remove the jars from the water.  Then allow the jars to sit untouched for 12 hours.  In 12 hours, you may open and enjoy!!

What Does Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is a wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden!  A well-rounded blend of ripe and tart blackberries with base notes of vanilla and fresh greenery.  It’s great for making candle pies!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  peach, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple
Mid Notes:  orange, violet, jasmine
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, greenery

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candles have a maximum usage of 10%.  Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax.  Suggestions for coloring your candles, use 4 drops of burgundy liquid candle dye plus 2 drops of purple liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  As using crayons to color your candles will clog your wick, we will never recommend the use of crayons to color your candles.

Jammin’ onto the homemade bath and body products such as homemade soaps, bath oils, and bath gels.  The maximum usage rate is 3.3%.  Our cold process soap testing results showed no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The vanillin content is 0% and the testing results showed no discoloration while holding good scent retention.  This blackberry scent performs perfectly in perfumes and performed well in bath and body products.

When used in cleaning products maximum usage rate is 3.3%.  When making homemade potpourri and incense the maximum usage rate is 50%.

Nov
30

Blackberry Sage Fragrance

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Blackberry Sage Fragrance OilBlackberry Sage Fragrance – Fragrance Spotlight

Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden has a spectacular scent.  It has been described by our customers as a sweet, fruity blend that brings the country smell to you. It is a fabulous fruity fragrance for both soaps and candles.  It has been described as both a clean and fresh scent, with a  very earthy sage base.  Not too sweet and not too tart, its alluring aroma is pleasurable to both females and males.  Many customers have originally purchased this fragrance oil thinking it would a great as a “seasonal” fragrance, but most have decided very quickly that it is definitely an “all year round” scent, which could be why this is one of Natures Garden’s Best Sellers!

What Does Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil has strong top notes of tart blackberries, mulberries, and orange zests; middle notes of nutmeg, rose petals; bottom notes of fresh green sage leaves, red clover, and a dry down of vanilla.

Top Notes:  blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, orange zest, mulberry
Mid Notes:  plum, white sage, violet, jasmine, rose petals, nutmeg
Base Notes:  French vanilla, green sage leaves, red clover, allspice

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil?

Coloring Suggestions:   Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil

Candle crafters, we have a couple of different coloring suggestions for homemade candles which are as follows; 5 drops of purple liquid candle dye or shred an ample amount of purple color block into the melted wax.  And please remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  For bath and body products, try purple soap colorant in an amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any bath and body products.

Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil may remind you of your blackberry sage tea.  For homemade candles, this fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax and has a 10% usage rate.  It’s also nice and strong in aroma beads and can be used to create one of a kind, homemade candle wax tarts using our pillar of bliss wax.  The maximum use of 50% room scenting purposes such as potpourri and incense.

For homemade soaps, bath oils, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum usage rate is 4%.  Our Cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil pours perfectly with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The vanillin content is 0%.  This blackberry fragrance oil will discolor your soap to a dark cream while maintaining a strong scent retention.

And lastly, this aromatic scent can be used for cleaning purposes by whipping up a batch of Vacuum Air Freshener Beads.  The maximum usage rate is 4%.

To quickly find this fragrance, type in “Blackberry Sage” in our search bar and that will take you directly to our Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil page so that you can order today!  While your viewing this page, please check out the Blackberry Sage Soap recipe by clicking on the recipe tab above the picture.

 

Nov
11

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance

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Black Linen and Amber Fragrance OilBlack Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance, but it is also A Best Seller!  Truth be told this fragrance has me intrigued.  The words “black linen” alone sort of make me blush!  As a quilter, I mainly stick to cotton and flannel fabrics.  With a little research, I discovered that linen is very labor-intensive to manufacture.  It’s fibers are very absorbent and garments made of linen are appreciated for their extraordinary coolness and freshness in hot weather.  A wide variety of products are made with linen such as aprons, napkins, towels, table clothes, runners, chair covers, bed linen, and men’s and women’s wear.  “Linens” also refers to lightweight undergarments such as chemises, shirts, and lingerie – note that the root word, linen!  Most of us associate the color black with formality, death, and maybe even evil.  But, what if we flipped the coin and looked at the color black for the other things that it has been known to represent such as strength, power, authority and the unknown; we can add excitement to our lives.  Let’s face it, there’s a hidden mystery to the color black.  Black linen combined with amber has limitless possibilities for creating the desired ambiance; embrace the unknown!

What Does Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very unique, very sexy scent!  Black linen and amber is a unisex (meaning it is designed to be suitable to both sexes) fragrance that begins with top notes of fresh cotton and crisp ozonic (aquatic scent) notes; followed by middle notes of white blossoms;  well rounded with base notes of cashmere, amber, musk, and patchouli.

Top Notes:  fresh cotton, ozone
Mid Notes:  white blossoms
Base Notes:  cashmere, amber, musk, patchouli

How Do Our Customers Use Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil?

Coloring Suggestions:  Black Linen Amber Fragrance Oil

Let’s take a look at color suggestions for both homemade candles and homemade bath and body products.  For homemade candles, it’s suggested that you use 8 drops of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. For homemade soaps and other bath and body products, use black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

For homemade soaps, bath oils, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum usage for this unisex scent is 5%.  Cold process soap testing results show that Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil poured perfectly with no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.  The soap scent is very nice and has good scent retention.  It also performed perfectly in perfumes and as for other bath and body products, it performed well.

As for homemade candles, the maximum usage is 10%.  This exotic fragrance performs perfectly in wow wax, joy wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

For household purposes like potpourri and incense the recommended maximum usage is 50% and for homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil has limitless possibilities.  To order this sexy scent, just go to the search bar on Natures Garden site and type in “black linen and amber”.  It will take you directly to the page to order this linen scent!

Nov
10

Black Cherry Fragrance

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Black Cherry Fragrance OilBlack Cherry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Black Cherry Fragrance Oil is an extremely strong aroma of sweet ripened black cherries.  Black Cherry trees are also known as Prunus serotina and the fruit that it bears is neither sweet nor sour, which makes it perfect for wines, jellies, and jams.  Native to Kentucky, black cherry trees grow the best in deep forests, but due to the animals and many types of birds that eat the fruit and spread the seeds, they are more likely to grow wild along sides of roads.  The average tree size reaches a height of 50 to 60 feet.  However, in Clark County Kentucky there is a champion black cherry tree that stands 95 feet tall.  I mention this because the black cherry tree is a valuable forestry plant because the wood is prized for carpentry as the strong, hard wood from this tree is close-grained and perfect for furniture and cabinets.  Black cherry trees grow in full sun and partial shade and prefer moist soil.  Once a black cherry tree is planted, it should not be moved as this will damage the shallow taproots.  In the spring, the tree will bear clusters of small, but stunning white, fragrant flowers which is truly a site to see.  Not only are the black cherry trees beautiful and the black cherries beyond delicious, the pit of the black cherry has been used to play games such as marbles.

What Does Black Cherry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Black Cherry Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is an extremely powerful scent of ripened sweet black cherries.

How Do Our Customers Use Black Cherry Fragrance Oil?

For cleaning products the maximum usage is 5% and for room scenting purposes the maximum usage rate for this cherry fragrance oil is 50%.  In aroma beads and incense this fruit scent is nice and strong.

Let’s start with homemade bath and body products.  The maximum usage is 5%.  You can use black and burgundy soap colorant in the amount that pleases you.  Just a reminder, never use candle dye in any bath and body products.  Cold process soap testing results show that it pours perfectly with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  It discolors to a very light beige and has good scent retention.  The vanillin content of Black Cherry Fragrance Oil is .2%.  This percentage includes all forms of vanillin.  In other homemade bath and body products it performed well and in perfumes it performs perfectly.

Candle makers, your turn!  The maximum usage is 5%.  You can use 6 drops of burgundy liquid candle dye plus 1 drop of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  Black Cherry Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  You can also create homemade candle wax tarts using Natures Garden pillar of bliss wax, the scent is nice and strong.

To ‘pick’ this product today, simply type “Black Cherry Fragrance Oil” into our search bar and it will take you directly to our Black Cherry Fragrance Oil page and you can let your imagination ‘blossom’.

 

Aug
24

Alien Princess Fragrance

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Alien Princess FragranceAlien Princess Fragrance Oil Spotlight

I’ve never smelled an extra-terrestrial, so I can’t really speak to the accuracy of the name of this fragrance oil. All of the components of this aroma are found here on Earth, but their combination is other-worldly. And this isn’t just the scent of an alien, it’s the scent of an alien princess no less. So her aroma must be agreeable to all living beings across the galaxy if she wants to retain diplomacy on behalf of her people. or attract a well-to-do alien prince.

What Does Alien Princess Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A magical fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will make you feel like the Princess of the Universe!  Notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose.  A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk.

Top Notes:  plum, heliotrope, gardenia, mandarin
Mid Notes:  rose, violet, star jasmine, orange blossom
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, amber, cashmere woods

How Do Our Customers Use Alien Princess Fragrance Oil?

They make candles! This fruity floral fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. This alien aroma is gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for candles are 2 drops of liquid purple/violet candle dye per four pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of purple/violet color block into your melted wax. Remember to never color your candles with crayons- it will clog the wick!

They also make some sweet soaps. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Alien Princess fragrance in soaps, bath gels, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%. A vanillin content of 0.5% may cause slight discoloration in your bath and body products, so consider trying out our vanilla white color stabilizer if you wish to combat this. Remember, testing is your responsibility! Our cold process soap testing results for this scent found that Alien Princess causes no separation, slight acceleration, slight ricing but stick blends out, discolors to a sand color, and has excellent scent retention. We found that this fragrance performed well in bath and body products. Our coloring recommendations are to use purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.

We’ve got a neat melt and pour Ghost Soap Recipe that uses Alien Princess Fragrance Oil. Make cute little soap ghosts just in time for Halloween- just don’t put them in trick-or-treat bags or kids might think they’re cupcakes or candy. Why would you want your ghost soaps to smell like this alien aroma? Have you ever smelled an alien? Have you ever smelled a ghost? The similarities I draw are that both represent the unknown, both are frightening to children, and we characterize both with big black eyes.

How about lotions and perfumes? Sure thing. This sophisticated scent performed perfectly in perfumes and the maximum recommended usage percentage for lotions and perfumes is 5%.

Room scenting? You betcha. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Alien Princess fragrance in incense and potpourri is 50%, and the scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

Aug
17

Almond Marzipan Fragrance

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Almond Marzipan fragranceAlmond Marzipan Fragrance Oil Spotlight

I seem to be unable to escape almonds. Though that may be because we’re in the “A’s.” They’re even used to make amaretto. Ah! So what the heck is marzipan? It’s a finely ground almond powder mixed with sugar or honey and sometimes egg whites. This can be its own confectionery treat, or made into adorable little shapes to put on top of cakes. Some times it’s shaped and covered in chocolate, other times it’s used as the icing on cakes. It’s apparently quite popular in the UK to use marzipan to ice large fruitcakes.

What Does Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Indulge yourself with this warm, slightly gourmand, almond marzipan aroma.  A truly luscious combination of almond, rose, benzoin, cassis, and black currant.  It starts with top notes of mimosa and hawthorn, followed by middle notes of creamy rose, black currant, and benzoin, all sitting on a base of almond, vanilla, and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil?

They make delectable decorative candles. Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. This fragrance is gel wax compatible. We have no color recommendations for candles. Mine are- maybe a very small amount of brown? Maybe a small amount of yellow? A very slight mix of the two? We’ve got brown liquid candle dye and yellow liquid candle dye and brown and yellow color blocks.

They also make sweet soaps from scratch. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Marzipan fragrance oil in soaps, bath gels, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil performed well in CP soap with no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration; a perfect pour. The scent comes across nice and strong in CP soap. Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performed well in bath and body products. This fragrance oil has a vanillin content of 0.1%, so you might see some very, very slight discoloration in your bath and body products. Again- no coloring recommendations here!

Marzipan is shaped into all kinds of different things and we’ve got all kinds of different soap molds. The smaller molds can be used to make sample-sized soaps or embeds for your candles. I personally think the little duckies mold would work swimmingly. Who doesn’t like cute little duckies? If you’re going for almond authenticity, I’m sorry to say we don’t currently have any almond-shaped molds, but we do have football molds, and after you used the soap enough, it would probably just look almond-shaped. Or you could shave the laces off and just have it be almond-shaped without the wait.

How about perfumes and lotions? Of course! The maximum recommended usage percentage in such applications is 5%. We’ve also found that Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performs perfectly in perfume.

And room scents? You bet! The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Marzipan fragrance oil in incense and potpourri is 50%. This fragrance is also nice and strong in aroma beads.

Aug
14

Almond Rum Cake Fragrance

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Almond Rum Cake FragranceAlmond Rum Cake Fragrance Oil Spotlight

We sure have a lot of bakery scents. I’ve already talked extensively about the almonds themselves, and the small eternity it takes to make Amish friendship bread and fruitcake. Thankfully, almond rum cake only takes less than an hour to make. Maybe longer if you’re a less experienced baker. But still- far less than 10 days or a whole month. Relatively speaking, this is fast food. Check out our free Almond Rum Cake recipe on the fragrance oil page. Make yourself a tasty Almond Rum Cake and then use our fragrance oil to preserve those sweet memories in your soap, candles, bath and body products, and room scents. Just never, ever eat fragrance oil.

What Does Almond Rum Cake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance is a scrumptious bakery arrangement beginning with top notes of almond extract, chopped almonds, and dark rum; followed by middle notes of sugar cane, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and heavy cream; well-rounded with base notes of butter and cake batter. I don’t know about you, but just reading that makes me hungry. This is also a Nature’s Garden original scent. You’re welcome.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Rum Cake Fragrance Oil?

They make some super sweet scented candles. Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Unfortunately, it is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring recommendations for candles are two drops of brown liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown color block per four pounds of wax. Don’t use crayons to color candles- you’ll clog the wick, you silly goose!

They also make some super sweet scented soaps. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results showed that in CP soap, Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil causes no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation, and has good scent retention. It does, however, discolor to a light brown. Our soap coloring recommendations are: none! The vaniilin content of this fragrance is 3.25% so it will slightly discolor your soap and other bath and body products. I say it makes it look more like almonds- right? If you do not want this discoloration, feel free to try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer– but keep in mind that it’s your responsibility to test it in your product- color stabilizer is not a guarantee. We’ve got some cute little bundt cake molds if you want to make your soap look more cake-shaped.

What else? Perfumes and lotions? You bet! Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil performs perfectly in perfumes. The maximum recommended usage percentage of this fragrance for lotions and perfumes is 1.1%.

What’s left? Room scents, my friend. Sweet, sweet Rum Cake room scents. Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil comes across nice and strong in aroma beads. The maximum usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Aug
13

Alyssum Fragrance

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Alyssum FragranceAlyssum Fragrance Oil – Spotlight

FLOWERS! There are well over 100 different species of this one genus of flower. The most popular type of Alyssum flower is ‘sweet alyssum’ or Lobularia maritima (formerly known as Alyssum maritimum– so no longer technically of the genus Alyssum. I’m sorry if you’re a stickler for the technicalities of plant biology- I’m sure we have another fragrance with a more appropriate name that you might enjoy- Hyacinth, maybe? But I’m sure if you’re a plant biologist you’ve got bigger things on your hands.) Anyway, flowers. They’re cute lil flowers and they smell good. They’re also tough, both heat- and drought-resistant. They can be white, pink, rose-red, or lilac. Caterpillars eat their leaves- it’s adorable, like a children’s book.

What Does Alyssum Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The wonderful aroma of freshly picked alyssum flowers. Boom. That’s it. Done. Pure and simple.

How Do Our Customers Use Alyssum Fragrance Oil?

I’m glad you asked. They make candles: Alyssum fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  The recommended maximum usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Candle coloring recommendations: two drops of purple liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of purple color block into your wax. (I’m gonna go rogue here and suggest pink [the fragrance picture is pink for cornsake]- use a small amount of red liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Pink is just light red. Err on the side of caution- you can always add more coloring, but you can’t take dye out of your wax.)

For soap makers: the maximum recommended usage percentage in bath gels, soaps, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%! Alyssum fragrance does have a vanillin content of 6%- so keep an eye out for discoloration in these types of products. (You’re welcome to try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer– but we can’t make any guarantees- you have to test it for yourself in your products!) This fragrance performed well in bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing found that Alyssum fragrance oil results in no ricing and no separation. It did however, cause the CP soap to accelerate slightly and discolored the soap to a yellow/orange color. But the scent stayed nice and strong. Our soap coloring recommendations are also purple: use all the purple soap dye you want (or whatever color- *ahem* pink- I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.. or.. dye your soap.) We’ve also got all kinds of cute flower-shaped soap molds! Big ones– like in our CP soap testing videos, little ones, and these ones. We’ve also got a daisy-shaped soap punch (again, apologies to the stickler plant biologists).

The maximum recommended usage percentage for Alyssum fragrance oil in lotions and perfumes is 5% and we have found that it performs perfectly.

Room scents? Oh yeah, for sure. Maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri: 50%. Alyssum fragrance is nice and strong in aroma beads.

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Amish Quilt Fragrance

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Amish Quilt Fragrance OilAmish Quilt Fragrance – Spotlight

Here we are, talking about the Amish again. Well, here I am again, typing about this interesting group of people who will never see my blog posts. (Again- if you’re Amish and reading this, email me at kross.ngscents@gmail.com and please explain to me how that works.) Another throwback to a simpler time, Amish quilts are handmade and are usually a gift to mark a significant event- a marriage, the birth of a baby, etc. These were traditionally given within the community, but high demand from outsiders (apparently people started snatching Amish quilts right off of clotheslines in the 1970’s) created the need for production of Amish quilts to sell to the population at large. They are still very carefully crafted as if they were for a close personal relative, and the high quality of the materials makes them suitable for both daily use and passing down as family heirlooms. You can use that sucker every day and still give it to your kids, or their kids, or their kids’ kids- that’s how much time, effort, love, and quality is packed into these babies. True to form, individual Amish or Mennonite women only make one or two of these quilts a year (and people were STEALING them! HOW RUDE!) Wrap yourself in the warmth of a homey handmade quilt by using this fragrance in your favorite products.

What Does Amish Quilt Fragrance Smell Like?

This fragrance is the tender sun-kissed florals of heliotrope and jasmine, softly blended with woody violet and herbaceous anise to create a cozy scent of pure comfort.

How Do Our Customers Use Amish Quilt Fragrance Oil?

For candle making, Amish Quilt fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Amish Quilt fragrance IS gel wax compatible! For coloring your candles, we recommend using four drops of teal liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded teal color block per four pounds of wax. Why teal? I dunno, man, don’t ask me- I just work here. But if I had to take a guess I would say it’s because teal is a calming color and this is a comfy, cozy scent. Amish quilts come in all kinds of crazy colors so I say use which ever colors you want! Make crazy patterns if you feel so inclined, as long as it’s made with love.

For soap making, the maximum recommended usage percentage in bath oils, soaps, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Amish Quilt fragrance performed well in bath & products and our cold process soap testing results show no ricing, no separation, no acceleration and no discoloration. Coloring recommendations for soap are also teal. Use teal soap dye to your heart’s content.

Amish Quilt fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes, and the maximum recommended usage percentage for lotions and perfumes is 5%.

For room scenting, the maximum recommended usage percentage is 50% in incense and potpourri. Amish Quilt fragrance is nice and strong in aroma beads.