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Jun
05

Snickerdoodle Latte Scent

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snickerdoodle latte scentSnickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

For all you coffee lovers out there, do you have a favorite flavor? One that when you walk into Starbuck’s or another coffee shop you just automatically want to order? How about a snickerdoodle latte? This scent by Nature’s Garden perfectly captures the aroma of a freshly brewed coffee mixed with the scent of yummy just baked snickerdoodles! How could you not want to try a drink that is this delicious of a combination? Our Snickerdoodle Latte scent is sure to excite your taste buds and make them want to run right out to get an amazing smelling cup of coffee.

What Does Snickerdoodle Latte Smell Like?

Snickerdoodle Latte Scent by Nature’s Garden is the scent of delicious rich roasted Columbian coffee that is blended with with hints of warm spices and toasted nuts to make this scent a sensation! It has a base of vanilla butter cream that brings a tempting sweetness to the blend.

How Do Our Customers Use Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil?

This is one fragrance that will leave your stomach rumbling with its delicious scent. It perfectly captures the  feeling of sipping that first morning cup of coffee and surrounds that feeling with the scent of a delicious favorite cookie! For all the candle makers out there, our Snickerdoodle Latte scent is just what you need. It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this wonderful fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this mouth watering aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Snickerdoodle Latte scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this amazing fragrance are lotions, bath oils, soaps, perfumes, and bath gels. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, Snickerdoodle Latte is just what you’ve been looking for. It is a scent that you never knew you needed! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing, and this fragrance has a perfect pour! This scent stays absolutely true to its name, however it does happen to discolor to a dark caramel color.

Are you just dying to get your hands on this wonderfully delicious fragrance? Well, before you do, hold on just a second because it gets better! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many great free classes and recipes and our free Gingerbread Latte Candle recipe is actually made with our Snickerdoodle Latte fragrance oil! This is one candle that is sure to delight everyone around you and is one recipe you do not want to miss out on! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns.  Enjoy this amazing fragrance, it’s an experience like you’ve never had before! Keep watching for even more!

 

May
31

Bacon Candle Recipe

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bacon-candle-recipeHave you been thinking of what to the dads in your life on Father’s Day? So have we, and that’s why we’ve created this bacon candle recipe. This is a great gift idea for bacon lovers and dads alike. Not only will he adore having his very own bacon candle, but there is no hot wax involved in the creation of this bacon candle. This kid friendly project allows children the enjoyment of making their father a unique bacon scented candle, while you can rest easy knowing they won’t be burned. Plus, what shows you care more than spending time on a one of a kind gift that he’s sure to love?

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Pillar of Bliss Wax- 10 Pounds

Bacon Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Red 1oz.

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Disposable Pipettes

1- 16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
(3) Ziplock bags for mixing colored wax
Hot Glue Gun
Disposable Spoons
Pencil

Scale

Toothpicks

Bacon-Candle-Step-1Using a hot glue gun, glue two CD-12 wicks to the apothecary jar.  Make sure they are place equally apart in the candle jar.
For the next step you will need three ziplock bags.  In each of the 3 bags, weigh out 120 grams of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.

 

Now, add 12 grams of Nature’s Garden Bacon Fragrance Oil to each bag.
Next, we are going to color the wax using Natures Garden Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. This candle colorant will be added straight to the ziplock bag just like you did with the fragrance. In the first bag add 1 drop of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Red and 1 drop of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Brown.  This will be used for the darker red color.  Bag two will be used as the light pink color.  Dip a toothpick tip into the red spectrum candle dye and place the dye into the wax.  Dip the toothpick one more time into the red candle dye and work into the wax.  Lastly, dip another toothpick into the brown dye one time and incorporate into the wax.  The third ziplock bag will remain uncolored.  Shake each bag well.  Make sure all of the color and bacon fragrance oil is fully dispersed.

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Now, it is time to begin creating your candle.  We suggest using disposable spoons for this.  We will simply be layering the wax to create a bacon like look.  Start with the uncolored Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Place the wax along the bottom of the jar.  You will want to make a thin line of uncolored, bacon scented wax.  Directly on top of the uncolored wax, place a layer of the light pink wax.  On top of the light pink granulated wax, place a thin layer of the dark red wax.  Continue layering the wax until your jar is completely full.  Be careful when filling your jar.  You want to make sure the wicks remain centered as you fill the candle container.  Once you have filled the jar, use a pencil to curl the candle wicks.

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Not only will this recipe safe for children to make, but it will make a great and unique present for any father out there. Plus, it smells like bacon! Who doesn’t love that? I hope you bacon lovers and fathers out there enjoy this bacon candle recipe and have a wonderful Father’s Day! For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

May
19

Hot Pink Lime Scent

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hot pink lime scentHot Pink Lime Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you ready for a scent that is refreshing yet sweet at the same time? One that is sure to excite your senses while still being soft and feminine at the same time? Well our Hot Pink Lime scent is just what you’ve been looking for! This wonderfully unique aroma is sure to be one that leave all of your friends and family feeling totally jealous from the amazing fill that has filled your home! This scent is the perfect blend of lime and citrus mixed with a touch of wonderful femininity.

What Does Hot Pink Lime Smell Like?

Hot Pink Lime Scent by Nature’s Garden is a tantalizing blend of tangerine, lemon, Japanese grapefruit, and an accord of lovely Kaffir lime. This scent has middle notes of strawberries and bergamot, as well as sitting on base notes of oakmoss and brown sugar.

How Do Our Customers Use Hot Pink Lime?

Hot Pink Lime is a scent that is sure to assault your senses with its amazing combination of different notes. It is a fragrance that will your home with the feeling of total femininity, one that all of your guests are sure to adore! For all the candle makers out there, our Hot Pink Lime scent is just what you need! This fragrance works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in wow wax as well as joy wax. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, our Hot Pink Lime scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily scent your home with this lovely aroma by using it to create some nice and strong handmade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Hot Pink Lime scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this great scent are lotions, soaps, perfumes, bath oils, and bath gels. Our Hot Pink Lime fragrance does not have any vanillin content, which means that this scent will not tend to discolor any of your homemade soaps or other homemade bath and body products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, Hot Pink Lime is just what you’ve been looking for! Our cold process results for this fragrance are: there is no discoloration as well as no separation. This fragrance does have a slight acceleration, but the scent of a delicious sugared lime.

Aren’t you just dying to get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you can? Well hold on just a second there because it keeps getting better and better. We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free recipe for our adorable Pigs in the Mud Candle is actually made with our Hot Pink Lime Scent. This is one candle that everyone you know is sure to absolutely adore! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, and keep watching for more.

 

May
15

Red Delicious Apple Scent

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red delicious apple scentRed Delicious Apple Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer time is just around the corner and you know what that means! Warm weather, beach time, hanging out with your friends, ice cream, and many other deliciously cold summer treats! One of my favorite parts of summer means all of the fresh fruit, especially the feeling of sinking my teeth right into a wonderful red delicious apple! Can’t you just hear the crunch of that first satisfying bite? The crunch that is followed by that amazingly cold center, that’s one feeling I just can’t wait to experience again. Our Red Delicious Apple scent is the perfect fragrance to fill your home with the aroma of this yummy fruit!

What Does Red Delicious Apple Smell Like?

Red Delicious Apple Scent by Nature’s Garden is the most amazing true apple fragrance you can find. This scent is strong and true, smelling just like a crisp red delicious apple. This is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance.

How Do Our Customers Use Red Delicious Apple Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance perfectly captures the aroma of a delicious bright red apple. Can’t you just feel the warm summer air moving around you with the taste of a yummy apple ripe on your tongue? Your home will be filled with the aroma of being enveloped in a giant grove of beautiful apple trees. For all of the candle makers out there, our Red Delicious Apple scent is just what you need. It works nice and strong in wow wax and joy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this wonderful aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this awesome fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, our Red Delicious Apple scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this scent are lotions, bath oils, soaps, bath gels, and perfumes. There is no vanillin content included in our Red Delicious Apple fragrance, which means that it should not discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this amazing fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration as well as no acceleration. This fragrance has a perfect pour and an amazing apple scent.

I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on the aroma of fresh yummy red apples as soon as you can, but hold on just for a second. It gets even better. Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many great free classes and recipes, and our Fourth of July Triple Layer Candle recipe is actually made with this amazing fragrance! This recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the most patriotic day of summer. Enjoy this amazing fragrance and don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns! Keep watching for more.

 

Apr
13

Orange Soda Pop Scent

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orange soda pop scentOrange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer is coming! Ice cream, beaches, hanging out with friends, and of course delicious cold drinks while lounging and relaxing every day! Do you have a favorite summer drink that gets you through each and every hot and sticky day? How about a yummy orange soda pop? One of the most refreshing drinks around, with all the fizziness and deliciousness of a can of soda pop with just the right amount and combination of amazing citrus orange flavor! Our Orange Soda Pop Scent perfectly captures the aroma of this tantalizing drink, and just the aroma alone will quench your thirst for one of these bad boys!

What Does Orange Soda Pop Smell Like?

Orange Soda Pop Scent by Nature’s Garden is is a fizzie citric aldehydic explosion of Californian orange, lemon zests, Japanese grapefruit, and strong Brazilian orange peel that all sit on a wonderful base of creamy vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil?

This Orange Soda Pop fragrance is sure to leave you craving the first satisfying taste of this amazing drink. It will make you want to run out and buy a whole pack of orange soda pops just for yourself so you alone can experience the yummy combination of fruity citrus that has all the fizziness and tastiness of a cold glass of soda pop! For all of the candle makers out there, our Orange Soda Pop scent is just what you’ve always been looking for! It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. For anyone who likes to make their own potpourri or incense recipes, this charming fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this great aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Orange Soda Pop scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, perfumes, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. This fragrance does happen to have a slight a vanillin content of .2%, meaning that there is a slight possibility that it could discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration or ricing, however it does accelerate trace. It is an extremely strong scent in cold process soap.

I’m sure you’re thinking about how you can try out this scent as soon as possible, and I have the absolutely perfect way for you! We offer many wonderful free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our free Gummy Bears Candle recipe is actually made with our Orange Soda Pop fragrance oil! This adorable candle is sure to be one that everyone you know will adore! Have fun with this awesome fragrance and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
08

Chocolate Covered Cherries Scent

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Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

For all you romantics out there, are you looking for the perfect fragrance for the upcoming holiday? And yes, I’m of course talking about Valentine’s Day! The most romantic day of the year, bouquets of beautiful flowers, chocolates…all the works for day to never forget! As it’s just around the corner, have you figured out what your own plans are yet? Well, our Chocolate Covered Cherries scent is sure to be to spice things up for you and your loved one! This fragrance perfectly captures the scent of a traditional romantic snack, one that will remind you of just how much you and your significant other love each other!

 

What Does Chocolate Covered Cherries Smell Like?

Chocolate Covered Cherries by Nature’s Garden is the sweet aroma of maraschino cherries that are just smothered in milk chocolate, with just a hint of delicious French vanilla.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for the perfect fragrance to bring a new spark into your relationship, this is it. Or maybe you’re just looking for a scent that will your home with an aroma that is sure to bring the romance to a whole new level? Our Chocolate Covered Cherries fragrance oil will do all of that and more! For all you amazing candle makers out there, Chocolate Covered Cherries is just what you’ve been looking for. This fragrance works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax candles, and performs nice and strong in soy wax candles! Go ahead and fill your home with a feeling of romance by using this scent to make some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! If you’re more into making your own incense and potpourri recipes, then our Chocolate Covered Cherries fragrance oil has a maximum usage rate of 50%! However, when using this scent in your products just make sure to test it thoroughly first. It does have a vanillin content of 1%, which means that it may tend to discolor your products. So just make sure to test it before using it in your finished and final products!

For bath and body products however, this fragrance is not body safe. So please do not attempt to use it for any homemade bath and body products. Just stick to candles, aroma beads and potpourri recipes! Are you wondering how to get your hands on this delightful fragrance as soon as you can? Well, all you have to do is type “cherries” into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil! But hold on a second, because this scent just keeps getting better and better! On the top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the name and picture of our free Valentine’s Day Candle, which is the absolute perfect recipe to make for your loved one this Valentine’s Day! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts or questions! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
17

Valentines Day Recipes

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Valentines-Day-RecipesValentines Day Recipes

Hello everybody! Do you have any plans for the most romantic day of the year? Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day! Do you have an amazing night planned out with your significant other? Maybe you’ll spend just watching romantic love story movies together or perhaps you’ll spend it all dressed up at a cozy restaurant having a wonderful dinner. Whatever your plans are, make sure you have the perfect gift for your significant other to show them just how much you care! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many wonderful free recipes, and here are free Valentines Day recipes that are perfect for the most romantic day of the year!

 

`Mulberry Love

Mulberry Love Air Freshener– A great room scenting idea for the holiday.

 

 

Rose Lotion

 

Rose Lotion– Scented in everyone’s favorite Valentine flower.

 

 

 

Pink Camo Candle

 

Pink Camouflage Candle– This granulated candle is the perfect gift for any girl.

 

 

Lip Scrub

 

Natural Sugar Lip Scrub-  This one is sure to leave their lips soft and kissable.

 

 

Valentines Bouquet

 

Valentine’s Day Bouquet-  The perfect long lasting bouquet.

 

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies- A uniquely shaped bath fizzy, perfect for a nice relaxing soak in the tub.

 

 

Scented Shoes

 

Scented Shoes-  What woman doesn’t love shoes?!?!  You couldn’t possible go wrong with this one.

 

 

Edible Massage Bar

 

Sexy Edible Massage Bars- Flavored massage bars that will leave your skin feeling moisturized.

 

Vanilla Rose Scrub

 

Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub-  This one is scented with the perfect combination of rose and vanilla.

 

Valentines Candles

 

Valentine’s Day Candle-  Even the kids can help with this fun granulated candle recipe.

 

Glamour Girl Lotion

 

Glamour Girl Lotion-  Any glam gal will adore this lotion recipe that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth,

 

Rose Violet Bath Melt

 

Rose Violet Bath Melts-  Rose and violet is a fabulous combination in these Valentines Day Bath Melts.

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb-  A pretty in pink bath bomb, using our Himalayan pnk salt.

 

Hearts a Flutter Soap

 

Hearts a Flutter Soap-  This soap recipe will make anyone’s heart skip a beat.

 

 

Silky Shimmering Powder

 

Silky Shimmering Body Powder-  Silky and shimmery that just says it all.  It’s absolutely amazing.

 

Wine Soap

 

Wine Soap-  A cold process soap recipe using wine.

 

Heart Soaps

 

Heart Soaps with Love- A perfect heart shaped soap gift.

 

Rose Milk Bath

 

Rose Milk Bath-  Rejuvenate your skin with a milk bath.

 

Chunky Lip Balm

 

Chunky Lip Balm-  A unique chunky lip balm recipe.

 

Passion Massage Oil

 

Passion Massage Oil- This recipe shows you how to incorporate herbs into your body products.

 

Solid Glitter Perfume

 

Solid Glittered Perfume- We are obsessed with this perfume recipe.

 

Gourmet Chocolate Melts

 

Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts- Let the aroma of chocolate leave your skin soft and silky.

 

Valentines Rocks

 

Valentine’s Day Scented Rocks-  An awesome room scenting idea for Valentine’s Day.

 

Embedded Heart Lip Balm

 

Embedded Heart Lip Balm-  A gift any girl young or old is sure to appreciate.

 

Solid Sugar Scrub

 

Solid Sugar Scrub-  An adorable heart shaped solid sugar scrub recipe.

 

Wine Gel Candle

 

Wine Gel Wax Candle- A White Zinfandel Wine scented gel wax candle.

 

Flavored Massage Oil

 

Flavored Massage Oil- A massage oil recipe flavored with our guava flavoring.

 

Valentines Cupcake Candle

 

Valentines Day Cupcake Candle-  A frosted cinnamon scented cupcake candle.

 

 

I’m sure that whatever your plans are for you and your significant other, it will be perfect no matter what. Just being together for this romantic day of the year is what counts most. All of these wonderful valentines day recipes are sure to be a wonderful gift to show your loved one just how much you care on Valentine’s Day! Hopefully this year will top all of your past ones! But you can always make sure to check out all the rest of our other amazing free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, concerns or questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
29

Apple Cinnamon Scent

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apple cinnamon original fragrance oilApple Cinnamon- Original Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our original Apple Cinnamon scent is sure to delight your senses. It is a smell that is sure to throw your taste buds into over drive, and remind you of every delicious apple recipe you’ve ever tried. Whether it’s apple cider or plain old apple pie, this fragrance will get your stomach rumbling with its’ delicious reminders. Apple Cinnamon is sure to be a scent that will keep everyone you know coming back for more again and again. If you are looking for a scent to get everyone’s taste buds tingling, then this is the perfect one!

 

What Does Apple Cinnamon- Original Smell Like?

Apple Cinnamon- Original fragrance by Nature’s Garden is a NG original scent! It is the wonderfully delectable scent of fresh cinnamon sticks sprinkled over a delicious juicy red McIntosh apple.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Cinnamon- Original Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for the perfect way to tingle the tastes of everyone you know? Then Apple Cinnamon is precisely what you’ve been looking for! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you’ve been searching for. It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, and is also nice and strong in soy wax. You can also get the smell of Apple Cinnamon wafting throughout your house by using this amazing fragrance in potpourri or incense. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For all the crafters out there who like to make their own bath and body products, unfortunately this fragrance is not body safe. So please do not use it for any lotions, perfumes, bath gels, or any other kind of bath and body product recipe. Melt and pour and cold process soapers, this includes you as well.  However, we do offer a body safe version found here.

 

Apple Cinnamon- Original scent is the perfect scent for any candle or project you are in the mood for. It is a fragrance that is sure to bring back delicious childhood memories of possibly your first taste of apple cider, or maybe your first time trying a candy apple, bobbing for apples, or even your very first delectable taste of a yummy apple pie! Who can turn down the scent of a tasty red apple? This smell is definitely one that you and everyone you know will surely not be able to resist!

Are you just drooling at the thought of this wonderful fragrance? Wondering what the easiest way to find this awesomeness is on our new website? Well, all you have to do is type “apple cinnamon original” into our search bar and it will take you directly to this amazing fragrance! But hold on, there’s more! On the top of the fragrance picture is a little green link that says “Recipe”. If you click on that link, it will show you the name and a picture of one of our many free recipes, Candle Wax Tarts! By clicking that link, it will take you directly to that wonderful recipe! But be sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! You will definitely love them! Have fun and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
26

30 Free Candle Recipes

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For all the candle makers out there, are you tired of making the same candles over and over again? In need of some new and exciting recipes? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we offer over 40+ candle recipes! Awesome right? You will definitely be able to settle your craving for something new here! Here are 30 free candle recipes, be sure to check them all out!

 

1. Blueberry Muffin Candle– You will have the tantalizing scent of blueberry muffins baking in the oven all through your home.

Blueberry Muffin Candle

2. Beer Candle– A fun candle that all those manly men out there are sure to love.

Beer Candle

3. Bug Repelling Candle– Need a way to get rid of those annoying mosquitos and such? This candle will do it!

Bug Repelling

4. Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart– A reminder of the smells of delicious cookies baking.

Chocolate Blossom Tarts

5. Cinnamon Bun Candle– The smell will make your mouth water with the thought of a tasty hot cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Buns Candle

6. Day at the Beach Candle– Your mind will be transported to the shores of a favorite vacation spot.

Day at the Beach

7. Ducks on the Pond Candle– This adorable candle is sure to overload your system with its cuteness!

Ducks on the Pond

8. Football Field Candle Loaf– The guys are sure to love this during a game!

Football Field9. Gummy Bears Candle– A fun project to include the kiddos on!

Gummy Bears

10. Honeycomb Candle– All of your busy bee friends will be buzzing with excitement.

Honeycomb Candle

 
11. Hydrangea Candle– Your house will be filled with the scents of spring.

Hydrangea Candle

12. Pigs in the Mud Candle– Perfect for all the animal lovers out there, they will love the good laugh this candle will bring them!

Pigs in the Mud Candle

13. Stacked Flower Tarts– You will be enveloped with the smells of beautiful flowers!

Stacked flowers

14. Rainbow Candle– A definite reminder that there will always be a rainbow after the rain passes.

Candle Recipe

15. Leopard Candle– For all the animal print lovers like myself, this is perfect!

Leopard Candle

16. Zebra Candle– More animal print to make us girls happy!

Zebra Candle

17. Pot o Gold Candle– Maybe there really is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Pot o Gold

18. Pug Candle– A fun reminder of all our favorite furry friends!

Pug Candle

19. Smores Candle– These yummy treats are sure to be on your brain with this!

Smores Candle

20. Santa Candle– A great way to start off the holiday season!

Santa Candle

21. Pink Camouflage Candle– This candle is awesome for all those tomboys out there who want a little touch of girly.

Pink Camo

22. Mardi Gras Candle– The perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Candle23. Green Beer Candle– You can’t celebrate St. Patty’s Day without your green beer!

Green Beer Candle

24. Independence Day Candle– A creative candle to remember our nation’s birthday!

Independence Day

25. Valentine’s Day Candle– The feeling of romance is sure to follow this scent.

Valentines Day Candle

26. Green Camouflage Candle– This manly candle is perfect for all those many men.

Green Camo

27. Gingerbread Latte Candle– Another wonderful Christmas scent with the smells of gingerbread men filling your home!

Gingerbread Latte

28. Mothers Day Candle– A special creative gift your mother is sure to love!

Mothers Day

29. Bloody Fun Candle– This candle is great attraction to add to your house of haunts!

Bloody Fun

30. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri– This potpourri is sure to bring the beauty of wintery snow into your home!

Glistening Potpourri

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Feb
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Homemade Zebra Candle

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make your own zebra candleHow to make your very own homemade Zebra Candle!

This easy to make project is even fun to create.  Besides the standard candle making supplies such as: soy wax, wicks, scent, color, and jars; you will also need beeswax.  We will be using the beeswax to make the zebra stripes in the candle.  Because of the pliability of beeswax, it has the capability of being shaped easily into stripes.  Plus, due to the high melt point it has, beeswax can withstand a pour of another wax (soy), as long as the temperature isn’t too extreme.

Although for this project, the scent that was selected was Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil, when you make your own zebra candle you can scent it to your pleasing.  The same is true for the candle color.  Since our fragrance oil has the name hot pink in it, the decision was made to make the zebra candle stripes pink on a white (or uncolored) background.

To see the full list of possible candle scents, please click on this link.  There are over 800 different fragrances to choose from!

Here are your total recipe weights to make (2) 16oz. Zebra Candles:
190 grams beeswax
2 drops candle dye (if making the candle like pictured)
About 4 oz.  of candle scent
1100 grams of soy wax (Golden Foods 444 soy wax)

Other items that you will need for this recipe are:
wax paper
pencil
knife
9×13 cake pan
2- 16 oz candle jars
4 wicks (we used 2- cd10 wicks per candle)
scale
2 pots (for double boiler method)
stirring spoon
cutting board
thermometer

Below are the steps to make your very own zebra candle (pictures included):

Step 1:  Using the double boiler method, weigh out and melt 190 grams of beeswax.  You will want to set the temperature of your stove top between medium and low heat while melting.  Stir the beeswax occasionally as it melts.

steps to make a zebra candle

Step 2:   This step is the colorant of your zebra stripes:  Once the beeswax is melted, now you will add 2 drops of your candle colorant, and stir.  Once you are done, place your pouring pot back into the heat source.

color for the zebra candle

Step 3:  To make the zebra stripes, you will need to concentrate your beeswax in a portion of the area in your cake pan.  To do this, lay out your cake pan on a flat surface.  Next, roughly measure out at least 9 inches in length.  Hold this place by setting your knife across the pan.  Finally, lay the wax paper over the cake pan and knife.  Carefully, tuck the corners of the wax paper down.

how to make zebra stripes

Step 4:  Now it is time to scent your beeswax:  Remove your beeswax from the heat source.  Weigh out about 19 grams of your candle fragrance oil.  Then, add the fragrance and stir to incorporate it throughout the wax.

zebra candle scent

Step 5:  Now, take your beeswax and slowly start to pour it over the flat portion of the wax paper.  Allow this to fully set up.  Do not try to rush this step.  Cooling beeswax too quickly, may cause it to crack!

making the zebra candle stripes

Step 6:  Once the beeswax has hardened, and is cool to the touch; gently remove it from the cake pan.  Carefully stand the square on one end and starting in one corner, peel away the wax paper.  Then, place the beeswax on your cutting board.  Finally, cut off any jagged edges using your knife.

zebra candle recipe

Step 7:  For the background of your zebra candle, you will be using soy wax.  In order to have enough wax for 2 candles, weigh out and melt 1100 grams of soy wax.  Melt this wax using the double boiler method.  While the wax is melting, stir occasionally.

soy wax zebra candle

Step 8:  You will create the zebra stripe pattern using the tip of a pencil.  Trace this lightly into the beeswax.  The shape that you will want to draw will be various sized long and irregular lines similar to tree branches.  When you are finished, cut these lines out.

making zebra stripes in beeswax

Step 9:  Once you have a few of your stripes cut out, carefully begin to place them individually against the inside wall of your candle jar.  It is best to start at the bottom of your jar and work in an angular direction.  Apply slight and even pressure until the stripes stick.  Repeat this step until you have the zebra design you are looking for.  Then, do it again for your second candle.

zebra candle pattern

Step 10:  Center and secure your wicks to the bottom of your candle jars.  Then, set aside.

centering your wicks

Step 11:  When your soy wax is in a completely liquid state, remove it from the heat source.  If you are adding color to the background of the zebra candle, do this now.  Then, add 110 grams of fragrance Oil.  Stir again.

Step 12:  Using your thermometer, wait until the soy wax reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit; this temperature will not melt your zebra stripes.  Pour the soy wax into your candle jars.  Don’t forget to straighten your wicks. Allow the candles to fully set up undisturbed.

pouring a zebra candle

Now it is time to celebrate, your Zebra candles are now ready to use.  Simply trim your wick, light, and enjoy your new awesome candle.