Posts Tagged ‘candle scent’

Absinthe Scent

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Absinthe Scent

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Absinthe scent is a strong spicy scent that our customers have called both dark and hypnotic. Many of our clients have had huge success with absinthe being one of their bestselling fragrances. So if you are looking for that must have fall fragrance, look no further. Absinthe scent will have your customers coming back for more.

What does Absinthe Scent Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of just the right combination of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

How Do Our Customers Use Absinthe Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this Absinthe fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and tart waxes. This dark scent is extremely strong and has excellent hot and cold scent throw. Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, room sprays, or oil burners.

For the bath and body end of products, our absinthe scent has a usage rate of 5%. This dark fragrance is used to make a variety of personal care items like: lotions, melt and pour soaps, perfumes, and body wash. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this spicy scent. Here are our CP findings: Moderate ricing, trace acceleration, cinnamon may have caused ricing and acceleration. Cinnamon pops after adding soap. No discoloration

Alien Type Scent

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Alien TypeAlien Type Fragrance

Alien Type Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden Alien Type scent is a surprisingly feminine scent. Our Alien Type fragrance is simply out of this world! Many of our customers say this unique fragrance is both unexpected and intriguing. Some have said they purchase this feminine scent out of curiosity and are pleasantly surprised.  In fact, it often leaves them wondering why they didn’t buy a larger bottle. From soaps to candles to perfume oils, Alien Type fragrance will blow you away in any application.

What does Alien Type 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.

How Do Our Customers Use Alien Type Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this sensual fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, WOW, Joy, tarts, and gel waxes. This fragrance is has a strong hot and cold scent throw. Alien Type fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, oil burners, and even smelly jellies.

For the bath and body end of products, this pick me up fragrance has a usage rate of 5%. Now, this Alien Type scent does contain a vanillin content of .5%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products. This alluring and sensual scent is used to make a variety of personal care items like: bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, perfume oils, bath gels, and lotions. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this unique scent. Here are our official results: Slight ricing, moderate acceleration, don’t discount at cooler temperatures. Discolors to a light beige but has good scent retention.

Lavender Fragrance

Monday, July 28th, 2014

lavender scentFrench Lavender Scent

French Lavender Scent
This wonderful lavender fragrance oil is both a strong and calming scent that is in high demand. With Natures Gardens French Lavender Scent, you will find a beautiful combination of lavender with a hint of powdery vanilla.  It works very well in any application and is often the most preferred lavender scent.  In fact, even our customers who don’t gravitate to floral scents are blown away by our French lavender fragrance.

What does French Lavender Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the unique aroma of French lavender flowers. A Best Seller!
How Do Our Customers Use French Lavender Fragrance Oil?

For the fabulous people who make candles or home scenting items; our clients use this French lavender scent in their soy waxes like 415 and 464, pillar of bliss wax, paraffin wax, parasoy and Joy Wax.  The scent throw with this fragrance is amazing in both hot and cold.  With a long lasting and strong aroma, French lavender scent also performs well in scenting incense, smelly jellies, and air fresheners.  Some of our customers even use this oil in their electric oil burners, and absolutely love how their homes smell.

As for scenting bath and body products, this French lavender scent is a spectacular!  The usage rate for this relaxing scent is 5%.  It does contain a vanillin content of 1.4%, so vanilla white color stabilizer is recommended to help reduce discoloration in the finished product. This relaxing fragrance is used to scent:  Body Butters, Lotions, Body Splashes, Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, shower gels, sugar scrubs, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, you are going to adore this scent.  Here are the official results:  No ricing, no acceleration.  Discolors to a chocolate brown.  Scent is a nice combination of vanilla and lavender.

If you are looking for an awesome project using Natures Garden’s Bite Me Fragrance Oil, check out Natures Garden’s free recipe for theFoaming Bath Salts Recipe.

Lemon Meringue Scent

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

lemon meringue scent Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nothing says summer like a piece of Lemon Meringue Pie.  This true to life lemon meringue scent is the perfect addition to your bakery aroma line.  With an amazing balance of tangy lemon and sweet sugared meringue this decadent treat is incredible.  So realistic that you can smell every lovely layer from the buttery crust, tart lemon filling, to the classic meringue topping, this lemon meringue scent is perfection at its finest.  Many of our customers state not only is this scent delicious, but it is one of the best lemon scents in the market.

What does Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil smell like?

This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh baked pie filled with lemon custard and lemon zests topped with a creamy vanilla meringue.

How do our customers use Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter, this lemon meringue pie scent is a must have fragrance.  Our customers use this yummy scent in their soy tarts and soy waxes, Palm Container wax, Joy wax, paraffin wax, and WOW wax.  In fact, this lemon meringue scent is the perfect fragrance to make the best pie candles with.  Known for having amazing scent throw, lemon meringue fragrance oil has a natural, realistic lemon scent.  And, it even gets stronger as it cures.  As for home scenting ideas, this nice lemony scent works very well in electric burners, aroma beads, and smelly jellies too.

For the bath and body end of products, this pick me up fragrance has a usage rate of 5%.  Now, this lemon meringue scent does contain a vanillin content of 2%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  This wonderful and delicious scent is used to make a variety of personal care items like:  sugar scrubs, melt and pour soaps, whipped shea butters, salt bars, lotion bars, body butters, and bath bombs.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this lemon meringue scent tops the charts.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, soaps like a dream, scent is very strong and lasts. Discolors to a tan color.

If you would like to try this lemon meringue scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see Natures Gardens Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Recipe using melt and pour soap.

Happy Place Scent

Monday, April 28th, 2014

happy place scentHome Sweet Home Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “home sweet home” originated? History has shown that in America during the 19th century there was a song titled no other then, Home Sweet Home. And, this phrase is also quite popular for many home décor items as well. So, no matter how far you travel, or how amazing your end destination is, there is always a piece of you that longs to be, home sweet home. This happy place scent is so soothing and inviting, you will want to kick those shoes off and sit in your favorite chair. This fragrance will not disappoint, but instead have you coming back for more. Home Sweet Home Fragrance Oil is a keeper!

What does Home Sweet Home smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a Yankee duplication. Spicy (cinnamon and clove) with rose and ylang ylang.

How do our customers use Home Sweet Home Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters or home scenters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, palm, WOW, pillar of bliss, and Joy wax candles. This happy place scent has a very nice and strong throw in both hot and cold. As for other home scenting ideas; this Home Sweet Home fragrance has been used to make incense sticks and cones, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and potpourri. And, even more this fragrance oil can also be used in oil burners, reed diffusers, and odor refreshing sprays as well.

Unfortunately, on the bath and body end this happy place scent is not body safe so we DO NOT recommend this scent for body products.

Good Clean Scent

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

basil-sage-mint fragrance oil Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This pleasant earthy and herbal scent has a true to its name aroma.  Both a clean and refreshing type of fragrance, Basil Sage Mint is a BIG SELLER for many of our clientele.  Because this fragrance is very strong, yet still balances a soft and pretty side, customers report that not only are they selling out of their products, but getting requested orders for more.  If you haven’t tried Basil Sage Mint yet, you will not be disappointed.

What does Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a garden fresh medley of basil leaves, clary sage and peppermint sprigs accented by hints of citrus zests, fresh spring flowers, and soft, soothing musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil?

For candles, tarts and air fresheners; Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil performed perfectly in soy, Gel, Palm Pillar, Wow, Joy waxes.  This scent has a great scent throw in all waxes and is considered a crowd pleaser.  This fragrance oil also performs extremely well in aroma beads, incense, and room/linen sprays.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance is a true winner for a clean scent.  The recommended usage for Basil Sage Mint is 5%, and is used to make:  sugar scrubs, liquid hand soaps, lotions, body sprays, shampoo, conditioner, and melt and pour soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this minty fragrance oil is fantastic.   Here are the official results:  Some acceleration, no discoloration.  Scent holds well after curing.

Great Green Scent

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

4-leaf-clover fragrance oil What great green scent does Natures Garden carry?

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The year round best selling fragrance oil does especially well around spring time.  This think spring scent, with its fresh and clean aroma, works wonderfully in any medium but is particularly amazing in bath and body products.   Natures Garden’s 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil is one green scent that customers can’t seem to get enough of.  The scent is long lasting and extremely strong.

What does 4 Leaf Clover Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. Your line would not be complete without “the luck of the clover”.  NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; if the winter time blues have got you down, it is time to think green with this scent.  Many of our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy wax, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest this green scent has phenomenal scent throw!  As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is terrific.  The performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this unisex scent is one great seller!  With a recommended usage of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to make:  lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays.  In fact, many of our customer’s state that their customers adore the fresh clean scent this fragrance gives their products.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Moderate ricing, slight acceleration, pretty workable, and so worth it, awesome scent, no final discoloration, scent nice and strong after cure.

If you are looking for an adorable St. Patty’s Day project using Natures Garden’s 4 Leaf Clover scent, check out Natures Garden’s free recipe section for the 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe, or just simply click on the link.

Oil in Candle

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

candle making questionsCandle Making Questions:

Why is there excess oil in candle?  Sometimes when making candles, your finished product may have excess oil in it.   This oil slick may be along the edges, on the top, or at the bottom of your candle.  This oil is actually fragrance oil.  Excess fragrance oil in the candle containers is a tell tale sign that too much fragrance oil was used in the candle making process.

How to Solve It!  Sticking to the recommended usage suggestion for fragrance oil per type of wax is the smartest move, especially if you are new to candle making.  Another early warning sign to prevent oil in your finished candle happens during the pour steps.  When pouring the wax into the containers, if you notice an “oil slick” in the bottom of your pouring pot, stop the pour before the oil comes out.  If there is any leftover fragrance oil that the wax did not absorb initially, the wax will not absorb it in your container either.

To view other candle making questions and common troubleshooting tips for candle making, please click on this link to see the full Natures Garden’s Common Candle Making Mistakes Guide.

No Candle Scent?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Candle waxesWhen it comes to candle scent, there are only two kinds.  The hot throw of a candle, and the cold throw.

The hot throw in candles is when the wick of the candle has been lit.  The aroma of a well made candle will fill a averaged sized room fairly quickly.  This scented aroma will linger the whole time the candle remains lit.  This is the fragrance oil being released into the air from the wax that is heated by the lit wick.

On the end of the spectrum and not requiring any heat is the cold scent throw.  This is the scent a candle gives off when it is just sitting there unlit.  Cold throw is very important in candles because it is the first impression that a person gets on how the candle is going to smell.  This aroma is solely based off the fragrances aromatic quality in the wax.   

Why does my candle not smell?

The best way to guarantee that you are producing a high quality candle is to know you have good quality supplies.   There is a lot of various fragrance or scent suppliers in the market, buying from a reputable supply company ensures your candles are high quality, provide strong hot and cold throw, as well as a clean burn.  All three qualities mentioned are expectations for candles.

It is possible that a fragrance that is very evident in the cold throw of a candle will not perform the in the hot throw of the candle (this is known to occur in soy wax).  Using an additive like vybar will help to extend the scent throw.   However, if using vybar be careful not to add too much.

In the candle making process, never leave your wax on the heat source longer than needed.  Once the color and scent have been added to the wax, pay attention for when it is time to pour.  Leaving scented and melted wax on the heat source too long can burn off notes in the fragrance oil prematurely.  This lack of notes has a direct effect on your candles smell.  You especially do not want to risk this happening to your candle wax if you are using lighter fragrance oils with low flashpoints like citruses for example.

When making candles with veggie waxes such as soy wax, you will need to use a hotter burning wick to allow fragrance to travel up the wick and escape into the air.  You may also want to consider “wicking-up” when you are making candles with fragrance that contains heavy base notes.

How to Solve It!

Before you buy from an online supplier check out their credentials; you can easily do this by reading the customer reviews on their website and their social media pages.  There you will be able to find out a lot about a company.  Lastly, candle making forums are also a great way to see if a company is reputable and has good quality products, fast shipping, and customer service.

For most fragrance oils, in order to get the best hot and cold throw in a candle you use 1  to 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound of wax.  If you have decided to use vybar to help increase scent throw, only add ½ tsp for every pound of wax.  Also, adding more than the recommended amount of vybar to your wax may bind your scent without allowing the wax to release it properly, so do not overdo it.

A key step to remember in the candle making process is to pour your candle wax immediately once it has been scented and mixed, or hit the proper temperature.  Using additional heat once the melted wax has been scented will allow for some of the fragrance oil to evaporate into the air releasing aromatic components of the fragrance oil before their time.  This will permanently alter the way the fragrance oil will smell in your lit candle, and may be the reason why the candle has no smell at all.

Remember, when you are making candles with veggie waxes, or you are using fragrances with heavy base notes like musk, amber, patchouli, vanilla, woods, you will want to use a bigger, hotter-burning wick.

Fragrance Oil and Candle Making

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

fragrance oilWhen it comes to candle making, in order to have the best smelling candles, you must use concentrated fragrance oil.  There are a vast number of fragrance oil companies in the market, many of them sell good quality oils for candle making, and on the other hand there are some companies that sell lower cost fragrances which are usually diluted.  Never use any fragrance oils that are alcohol based for candle making.  Caution- there are companies that sell “potpourri fragrance oils”, these fragrance oils are about 50% concentrated.  They are cut with a product called DPG.  DPG (or dipropylene glycol) is used to dilute fragrance oils.  Do not use these types of fragrance oils for candle making, they will inhibit your candles from burning properly.

Once you have found a company that sells concentrated fragrance oils, you will only want to use 1 ounce to 1.5 ounces of candle scent per pound of wax.  As long as you have selected the right kind of wax- a high quality one- you will never need to use more than 1.5 ounces of candle scent per pound of wax.  Using more than the stated amount of fragrance oil in your candle wax will result in unused fragrance in the bottom of your pouring pot or candle container.  This is wasted fragrance oil that was not absorbed by your wax.

Natures Garden supplies 100% concentrated fragrance oils to its customers.  These scents were formulated by master perfumists, using aromatic chemicals and essential oils to create wonderfully smelling fragrances that can be used to make candles.  In fact, about 99% of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils also work in other applications besides candles.  This includes:  cosmetics, bath and body products, and even cold process soap.  Natures Garden is dedicated to providing its customers with unique, fine, fragrance oils at wholesale prices not retail prices.  Our company is able to sell these high quality oils at great prices because we are the largest supplier of fragrance oils in the USA, which has allowed us to achieve bulk buying power from our perfumists.  And then, we pass the savings on to our customers.  Our high quality, affordable-priced fragrance oils allow our customers to maintain high profit margins on their finished products.

Chemistry of Fragrance

Essential oils are 100% natural (usually plant derived).  These scenting oils are commonly attained by a process known as steam distillation.  Essential oils are very costly as compared to fragrance oils.  Fragrance oils came into existence because of these high costs.  Perfumists started replicating the aroma of certain essential oils by mixing the right combinations of over 3,000 various aromatic chemicals.  These aromatic chemicals are known as aldehydes and ketones.  Aldehydes and ketones are all polar to some degree.  It is actually impossible for fragrance oils to be NON Polar.  Every fragrance oil has some degree of polarity to them.  Yes, it is true that some fragrance oils will be more polar than others, but a fragrance oil can never be completely NON Polar.  Perfumists are able to create a fragrance oil that is less polar by using isopar solvents, but once again, there will still be a small degree of polarity from the aromatic chemicals used to form the fragrance oil.

Fragrance oils that are used to scent gel wax have to be on the lesser side of being polar.  A great tip for testing if a fragrance oil will work in gel wax is to first check the flashpoint.  The flashpoint of the oil has to be above 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, see if the fragrance oil will mix in mineral oil, if the solution becomes cloudy, the fragrance oil will not work.  If the solution is clear, the fragrance oil is gel wax compatible.

MSDS/IFRA/RIFM

We at Natures Garden want to keep you informed on every single fragrance oil we carry.  All of the fragrance oils sold by Natures Garden abide by the safety recommendations set forth by the IFRA and RIFM standards.  Natures Garden also supplies the MSDS information for each and every fragrance oil as well.  The MSDS and IFRA Certification of Compliance can be found on the website, under the fragrance performance- testing in various applications section.  Each MSDS and IFRA certificate can be easily printed right off the Natures Garden website.  EU customers are now provided EU allergen reports for all of our fragrances.