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Jul
05

How Do I Make Wax Melts


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How Do I Make Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts

If you have been asking, “How Do I Make Wax Melts?”, then you are in the right place! Whether you are an experienced candle maker expanding into wax melts or a beginning crafter looking to make their own wax tarts, you can find everything you need to get started right here at Natures Garden. You can use this blog to figure out the ingredients that you will need. Then, head over to our site to find everything you need at a push of a button. Plus, there are even recipes for different wax melt ideas that provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating wax tarts. If you find you need a bit more guidance, then you can call our HUG line as well. We are here to help make this process both fun and easy!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Making SuppliesHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Making Supplies

Just like with candle making, there is some equipment that you are going to need to get started. First, you will need a pouring pot to melt your wax. You will also need a pot filled with a few inches of water and a stove top. Your pouring pot will then be placed into the pot of warm water. Also, you will need a thermometer because you will need to add the fragrance oil at a certain temperature and you need to make sure the wax isn’t too hot when you pour.

Also, you will need to make sure you have a least have your basic supplies, which are candle wax, a scented oil, and packaging supplies. While there are many choices and options for customizing your wax melts, these two key ingredients are all you need to create your scented wax tarts. Also, you need to make sure that you have a plan for packaging your wax melts. There are many options, like clamshells, molds, and much more, and you just need one method to ensure that you are able to store your finished wax melts for later use.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Waxes for Making Wax TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Waxes for Making Wax Tarts

There are many different types of waxes available from Natures Garden. We recommend using a pillar wax for your melts if you are putting them into a mold. However, there are still quite a few that are great when it comes to making a wax melt using a container wax. Choosing the type of wax is very important to the quality of your scented wax melts. So, you may want to learn a bit about your options before choosing a wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Beeswax Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Beeswax Wax Melts

Beeswax is a great choice for making wax tarts. It is perfect for creating hard wax tarts that are easy to package and use. You can either scent this wax on its own or add about 5-10% to a paraffin wax. Adding beeswax to paraffin wax will increase the integrity of the wax melt, which will make it easy to package and then use later. Also, adding some beeswax to your recipe will improve the color and your burn time of your wax tart.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Wow Wax Wax TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Wow Wax Wax Tarts

Speaking of paraffin wax, WOW Wax is a paraffin blend that is soft, creamy and has an excellent scent throw. While you may want to use this wax to make wax tarts, it could be difficult to make tarts. When you go to remove a wax melt from your clamshell or mold, the wax is likely to stick the container. This will ruin the shape and lead to a mess. So, this is when the beeswax comes in handy! Adding a portion of stearic acid or beeswax will make the wax harder and easier to use for making wax tarts. Alternatively, you could package your soft wax melts into portion cups. This will make it easier to transfer the wax to the warmer and cut down on some of that mess.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Can I Use Soy Wax for Wax Melts?How Do I Make Wax Melts: Can I Use Soy Wax for Wax Melts?

While you can use soy wax to create your homemade wax melts, a softer wax like soy wax may be harder to remove from a mold or clamshell container. Similarly, Joy Wax is a candle wax that blends soy with other ingredients to enhance the quality. So, Joy Wax will be a bit soft, as well. However, there are ways that you can effectively use this wax. Again, you could use individually portioned containers and just squeeze the wax into your warmer. Also, you can use Stearic Acid to harden your wax tarts. 

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Best Wax for Clamshell TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Best Wax for Clamshell Tarts

One of the best waxes for making wax tarts is our Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it is a strong wax made to create pillar candles. So, it will be sure to maintain its shape in the packages. We have made our basic Candle Wax Tarts Recipe with this wax because it is one of the easiest for clamshell wax melts. Also, we have done a few other recipes, like the Pumpkin Delight Chamshell Tarts and the Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe, with this candle wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: How do I Scent Wax Tarts?

Scented oils are an important part of creating your own wax tarts. Your fragrance oil warmers won’t be able to do much without a great scent. Plus, you need to make sure that your scented oil is added correctly or it may not mix properly with the candle wax. So, you need to be able to add your fragrance oils at the right temperatures.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: What Temperature Do I Add My Fragrance Oil?How Do I Make Wax Melts: What Temperature Do I Add My Fragrance Oil?

One crucial thing that you need to remember with fragrance oils is that they should be added to the wax at the correct temperature. This can be found on the page for the individual candle wax. Each candle wax will be different. So, for the best results follow the instructions for that particular candle wax.  Each wax has been tested to find the temperature that will give you the best results using that particular candle wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: How to Scent Candles with SpicesHow Do I Make Wax Melts: How to Scent Candles with Spices

Not only are fragrance oils great for scenting your home, but there are some fragrance herbs that will do make you wax melts look amazing! Our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe was created with Cloves, Juniper Berries, Cinnamon, and Orange Peel that perfectly compliment the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. It has such a wonderful spicy aroma that will fill up your whole house. If you want to find more herbs to try in your wax melts, then check out the Herbs & Spices page.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Shape and Packaging Ideas for Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Shape and Packaging Ideas for Wax Melts

Also, you need to make sure that you have an idea for packaging your wax melts. Otherwise, your tarts may set up before you are able to pour. Depending on the type of wax tart you are making, there are many different options. Here are a few of the most common options.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Clamshell Packaging for Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Clamshell Packaging for Wax Melts

First, we have clamshell wax tarts containers These are most often used for packaging because they are convenient to make and use. Plus, the divider allows you to easily create six individual wax melts in one container! If you want to use this method of packaging, Natures Garden has some high quality clamshell containers.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Portion CupsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Portion Cups

Another good option for wax melts is portion cups. These are especially useful for soft waxes, like container waxes. Many candle makers choose to use the same candle wax in their tarts that they use in their container candles. This way they do not have to purchase two different types of candle wax.  When using portion cups there will be less struggle trying to get the wax out of the container. Just squeeze the container and pop the wax into your wax warmer and don’t worry about a mess. This could also be a good container for transporting wax embeds of various shapes. For example, a few retro flower wax tarts could fit in a container for storage.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle MoldsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Molds

Another perfect way to create your wax melts is to use silicone candle molds wholesale. This allows you to make all kinds of fun shapes and designs. We used this recipe to create our scrumptious Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe, which is perfect for creating some little cupcake wax melts, too.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Other Ideas for Your Wax Potpourri WarmerHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Other Ideas for Your Wax Potpourri Warmer

Wax melts are great, but there are even more fun ideas out there that you can use for your wax burner. These fun craft recipes take candle wax and make unique creations that are perfect for scenting your home. Plus, you can even use these ideas to get yourself thinking about your own alternatives to typical wax tarts. Just start crafting and see what you can come up with!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

One fun room scenting idea is the Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe. This wax burner potpourri uses a soft candle wax and uses an oil to create a gel consistency. Then, the recipe uses fragrance, mica. and bottles to finish off this great recipe. Now you can simply squeeze out some of this potpourri into your wax warmer and cut out all the worry about using soft soy wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Next, we have a scoop-able wax potpourri recipe that uses cute leaf embeds. The Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe is a simple and fun way to create a room scenting recipe. Most of your wax doesn’t need to be melted and a PET jar is an easy way to package a finished product!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

The Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe is similar to the previous recipe with a different wax embed. Part of the fun is being able to use all sorts of different shapes in your recipes.  You can find all of our embed molds here. If you wanted you could even just color the pillar of bliss wax and layer the product without embeds. It is all up to you!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Make Your Own Wax Melts KitHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Make Your Own Wax Melts Kit

If you are new to making diy wax tarts, then you may want to try out a wax melts kit. This wax tart starter kit has all of the ingredients and packaging that you need to make homemade wax melts. The Clamshell Wax Tart Kit comes with fragrance oils, candle wax, and clamshell containers. Plus, this kit even has a complete set of instructions that will help to guide you through the process of making wax melts!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Wax Melt Warmers

If you are looking for a new candle warmer, then you may want to check out Broad Review’s article on the Best Candle Wax Warmers. This article talks about five of the best-selling candle wax warmers on the market. Plus, they break down some of the best qualities in each to compare to other warmers. So, you may want to check out this article and see what they have found to be the best!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Need Some Help?How Do I Make Wax Melts: Need Some Advise?

We are here to help! This craft blog is all to help you understand wax melts and hopefully learn something new! There are quite a few combinations for creating your wax melt recipe, but once you make your decision they are pretty easy to create. However, you can reach out to us with any questions that you make have about home made wax melts. Not only are you able to call or stop by the store, but you can find us on social media, too. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck with your wax melts and fun some fun!

Jun
14

Candle Making Terminology


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Candle Making TerminologyCandle Making Terminology

We at Natures Garden know that there is a lot of candle making terminology and techniques that you need to know to make great homemade candles. So, we are going to answer some common candle making questions and problems to make your experience more fun. So, set aside your candle making equipment and let’s figure out how to make gorgeous scented candles!

Candle Making Terminology: Types of Candles

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?

Pillar candles are free-standing candles that don’t require a container. These often use a harder type of candle wax that is made for creating pillar candles, like Pillar of Bliss Wax or Palm Pillar Wax.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?

Votive Candles are a smaller kind of candle. The average size is 1.5 ounces and they are about two inches tall and one and a half inches wide. These are often made with a Votive Mold.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?

Tea Lights are very small candles that are about an inch and a half wide and a half inch tall. They can be made in Tea Light Cups .

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Fragrances

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Fragrance Load Mean?

In candle making, fragrance load refers to the amount of fragrance oil that you are using in your homemade candle recipe.

Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?

All you need to do is some simple math that we will walk you through! First, weigh the amount of candle wax you are using. Then, multiply this amount by 0.10, which is 10% to determine the amount of fragrance oil that you can use.

  • Formula: Candle Wax Weight X Fragrance Percentage = Amount of Fragrance That Can Be Added
  • Example: 20 (ounces of candle wax) X 0.10 = 2 ounces of fragrance oil So, since your candle wax is in ounces, the fragrance amount that can be added to the candle wax will also be in ounces.
Candle Making Terminology: What Does Scent Throw Mean?

The scent throw is the strength of fragrance that the candle releases into the air. Cold throw is the strength of scent when the candle is not lit yet. Hot throw is the strength of the scent throw when the candle is lit and burning.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Waxes

Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?

Choosing a candle wax type depends on the type of candle that you want to create. So, the isn’t a universal answer to the question, “Which is the best wax for candle making?” For example, pillar candles would require a pillar wax, which includes Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax and Palm Pillar Wax. The Pillar of Bliss Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that has a great scent throw and a creamy finish. The Palm Pillar Wax has a crystal finish, has a wonderful scent throw, and comes form sustainable sources.

However, container candles would be best with a container wax, which includes soy wax, Joy wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, and gel wax. Soy wax would make a great, inexpensive addition to your natural candle making supplies. It has a clean burn and and excellent cold throw, but it can be tricky to get a good hot throw from certain fragrances. Wow wax is mostly paraffin and has an amazing hot throw, but has a less clean burn. Joy wax is a perfect blend of paraffin wax and soy wax, as well as veggie wax and proprietary ingredients, that provides a cleaner burn with an amazing scent throw. Gel wax has a neat translucent look, but is not compatible with all fragrance oils. Our palm wax comes from sustainable sources that aren’t harming the rainforest, has a beautiful crystal appearance, and a great scent throw.

Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?

Simply, this is wax that is grainy and looks kind of like sand. This wax can be scented and colored without melting, so it is a easy and fun way to create candles with kids. We have made candle recipes like the Bacon Candle Recipe and the Hydrangea Candle Recipe with this type of wax.

Candle Making Terminology: Crucial Temperatures

Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?

Yes, this is very important for creating quality homemade candles! There are a few key moments where you will need a thermometer to be aware of the temperature of your wax. First, you need to make sure that your fragrance oil isn’t added at a temperature that is too hot. If your fragrance is added at a temperature that is too high, then some of the notes may burn off and leave you with a less satisfying scent. Another issue is pouring your wax into the container too soon. If you pour at a temperature that is too cool, you could have improper adhesion, wet spots, sinking, and other issues. So, be sure to check your wax’s description to see the temperature that is should be poured.

Candle Making Terminology: What does sinkhole mean?

Sinkhole is a hole or cavity that appears on your candle as it is setting up. Often, this occurs when the candle wax is poured at too low of a temperature.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?

No, candles should cool as slowly as possible on their own. If you place a candle in the fridge to cool, they may not adhere to the glass properly, which can lead to wet spots.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Wicks

Candle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right WickCandle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right Wick

The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your container. You can see the radius for each wick under it’s description. However, you will still need to test because there are many variable between wax type and fragrance oil. A fragrance with a high flash point and high specific gravity, like vanilla, requires a hotter burn. But, low flash point scents with low specific gravity, like citrus, need a smaller wick. Also, you may hear the terms “wick up’ and “wick down” when talking about find the right wick size. Wick down means that you should use a wick that is smaller than what you have been using and wick up means that you should use a wick that is larger than what you use for candles this size.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?

If you don’t know, tunneling is often the answer for the question, “Why isn’t my candle wax not burning evenly all of the way down?” Tunneling can happen for a few reasons, which includes issues with wick size. If your wick is too small for the diameter of your candle, then it will not burn all the way to the outside edge. So, you may either need a larger wick, multiple wicks, or a different type of wick that will burn hotter.

However, there are a few other issues that could cause tunneling. If you think your wick is the right size, then look into some of these potential issues, First, you may have a clogged wick, which can cause uneven burning. Also, it could be that you didn’t do a memory burn for the candle’s first use to ensure a proper burn. Finally, you may need to use a wax that has a lower melt point that is easier for you chosen wick to handle.

Candle Making Terminology: Why Are My Candle Jars Black After I Burn My Candles?

Often, this occurs when you wick is too big for your jar or your wick is too long. If your wick is trimmed down to 1/4 inch, then the length is fine. You can check the suggested radius for your wick to see if you need to get a smaller size. Also, using too much fragrance can clog the wick and cause more soot than normal.

Candle Making Terminology: Do Candle Wicks Contain Lead?

No, candle wicks in the Unites States, like ours, do not contain lead. In fact, lead core wicks were banned in the US in 2003.

Candle Making Terminology: Proper Burning

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Memory Burn?

This is the first burn of your candles and is the most important. This burn will set the boundary of your melt pool and will determines whether the edges of your candle will be reached. A guide is to burn an hour for every inch your candle is wide to ensure that it will burn properly as it is used in future burns. Also, you will want to make sure that you wick isn’t too low and isn’t longer than 1/4 inch high.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Melt Pool Mean?

Melt Pool is the candle wax that has melted on the top of the candle. Ideally, you will want this to be all the way across the top of your candle to ensure an even burn.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Mushrooming Mean in Candle Making?

When I notice black clumps on top of my wick, I know that it is mushrooming. While all wick produce this carbon as they burn, some are worse than others. Also, factors that clog the wick can increase the mushrooming effect. The CD wicks produce the least amount of mushrooming, but there isn’t a way to completely stop it due to it being a product of burning the wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Coloring

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?

There are a few different candle colorant options for your home made candles. First, you can use our Liquid Candle Dyes, which are extremely concentrated and will last a long time. Also, you can use a color block, which is made with paraffin, vegan, and can color up to 15 pounds of wax. Lastly, you can use a bit of powder dye. Just be careful not to use too much because it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Use Crayons to Make Candles?

We do not suggest using crayons to color candles. They don’t burn properly and are likely to clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?

Since UV light from the sun can bleach the color out of candles, the UV light inhibitor is used to protect the color of your candles. This candle ingredient is most useful for preventing fading in burgundy, blue, and violet candle colors due to direct sunlight.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Color My Candles White?

While titanium dioxide can be used to create white pillar candles, you don’t want to add it straight to your container candles as it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Apearance

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Get Rid of Wet Spots on My Candles?

Wet spots are air pockets that are formed when your candle didn’t adhere properly to your candle jar. You can take a few steps to prevent this if you are having problems. First, try warming your candle jars to give you wax more time to cool. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Another good tip is to make sure the room your are making your candles in a room that is warm.

Candle Making Terminology: What Is Frosting In Candle Making?

Frosting is the white stuff that appears on waxes that contain soy wax. You can use a heat gun or blow dryer to re-melt the surface and give it a smoother finish. While you can lessen the effect of frosting, you can’t eliminate it completely.

Candle Making Terminology: What Are Jump Lines?

These are the line that you can see on the side of either a container candle or a pillar candle.

Candle Making Terminology: Progression of Candles

As you can tell, there is a lot that goes into candle making. But, it is a process that has been developed overtime and takes time to master. If you are interested in learning a bit about the evolution of candles, then check out The History of Candles from Prehistoric Times Until Now by Pioneer Thinking.

Candle Making Terminology: Talk to UsCandle Making Terminology: Talk to Us

If you have any more questions about candle making, you can look at our candle making classes or just ask us! We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ngscents).

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!

Jul
05

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils


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Popular Cinnamon Fragrance OilsPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils

The following fragrance oils are some of Natures Garden’s popular cinnamon fragrance oils. With so many to choose from, these scents smell good enough to eat and would make great fragrance oils to add to your scent list! While some of the cinnamon fragrance oils are mixed with other notes such as apple and fresh bakery aromas, the combinations are amazing! What is your favorite cinnamon fragrance oil?

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Buns Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil

First, a best seller from Natures Garden! Along with cinnamon spice, warm nutty notes blend with the aroma of freshly baked bread. While not body safe, it will leave a mouth-watering aroma in your homemade candles. Cinnamon Buns scent performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy candle wax.

 

 

 

We suggest coloring your homemade candles with two drops of brown plus a little bit of orange and yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of a brown, yellow, and orange color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Since this fragrance oil is great for candles, the Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe would be a fun candle recipe to try. Cinnamon buns fragrance oil will leave a strong aroma while burning this candle. This recipe also uses a fabulous cinnamon bun mold from www.flexiblemolds.com. If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to check out their site.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Cinnamon -Original Fragrance Oil

If you’re looking for a fantastic blend of apples and cinnamon without an overpowering aroma of bakery base notes, our apple cinnamon fragrance oil is just what you’ve been looking for! The aroma of a red juicy McIntosh apple sprinkled with fresh ground cinnamon sticks. While this apple cinnamon original is not body safe, it will make homemade candles and wax melts.

 

 

When adding candle colorants, we suggest using six drops of red plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Another coloring option is to shred a small amount of a red & brown color blocks into your melted wax or use a cinnamon color block.

 

 

Due to the great scent throw, apple cinnamon original fragrance oil has, here is a candle wax tart recipe using apple cinnamon original fragrance oil. The recipe uses Pillar of Bliss Wax and Natures Garden’s Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Cinnamon sticks fragrance oil is a best seller from Natures Garden! Therefore, this freshly ground cinnamon bark aroma will delightfully fill the room. Cinnamon sticks fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is has a great scent throw in soy waxes. Also, cinnamon sticks aroma is perfect for our customers creating their own custom fragrance blends. This is a wonderful cinnamon fragrance that is a straight cinnamon aroma.

 

 

When coloring candles, our recommendation is to use three drops brown plus one drop of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Rather than using liquid candle dye, you can also color your candle by shredding a small amount of brown and red color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Iced Cinnamon Rolls-Original Fragrance Oil

Maybe it’s the buttery icing aroma or the fresh baked cinnamon roll aroma that makes Iced Cinnamon Rolls Fragrance Oil a best seller from Natures Garden. Although Iced Cinnamon Rolls Original is not body safe, our customers love this scented oil in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

 

 

 

If you would like to color your candles, two drops of brown and a small amount of orange and yellow liquid candle dye will work perfectly. Our recommendations are based on four pounds of wax. Alternately, shred a small amount of a brown, yellow, and orange color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Cinnamon-Body Safe Fragrance Oil

 

 If you’re looking for body safe combination of apples and cinnamon without the overwhelming bakery base notes. Well then, our apple cinnamon fragrance oil might just be for you! The scent of a delicious McIntosh apple topped with spicy ground cinnamon. Best of all, this fragrance is body safe!

 

 

Apple Cinnamon Body Safe Fragrance Oil has slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to light beige. Also, this cinnamon fragrance oil has a beautiful scent retention.

 

 

Use six drops of red plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Yet, if liquid candle dye isn’t for you, you can shred a small amount of a red color block and brown color block into your melted wax or use cinnamon color block.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Cinnamon Streusel Fragrance Oil

 

You will not find a better Apple Cinnamon Streusel fragrance oil than Natures Garden’s! Apple Cinnamon Streusel fragrance oil is an aroma of this freshly baked apple dessert. Apple Cinnamon Streusel begins with top notes of apples, pears, and applesauce. Middle notes include banana leaves and freshly ground cinnamon bark. This cinnamon aroma is rounded out with base notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and almond. Does it sound good enough to eat yet? Did you know streusel is a German word meaning something that is scattered or sprinkled on pastries, like powdered sugar?  If you’re craving the real thing, here is a real Apple Cinnamon Streusel Recipe you may want to try!

 

Although in our cold process soap results, apple cinnamon streusel fragrance oil discolors to a light beige, there is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Lastly, you will have a nice scent coming from your cured CP soap.

 

 

 

Use two drops of brown plus a little yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Instead of using liquid candle dye, you can also shred a small amount of a brown & yellow color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil

 

This unique sweet cinnamon fragrance oil has an aroma of red hot cinnamon candies. Since red hot cinnamon is not body safe, It performs beautifully in Joy wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes. Red hot cinnamon has a very strong scent throw in candle wax as well. Just an idea, You can make a bright red candle to go along with the red hot cinnamon fragrance oil.

 

Six drops of red liquid candle dye will give you a vibrant red candle. You can even use a small amount of shredded red color block per four pounds of wax, instead of liquid candle dye.

 

 

Looking for a fun girly recipe? Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe might be what you’re looking for! Find a cute pair of high heels and follow the recipe to give them a red hot cinnamon aroma!

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Doughnuts Fragrance Oil

Cinnamon doughnuts fragrance oil has a yummy aroma of freshly crushed cinnamon bark surrounded by base notes of baked yellow cake with hints of creamy buttery vanilla. Your fragrance oil line would not be complete without this cinnamon doughnuts fragrance oil! Adding this cinnamon donuts scent to your candles and melts, your room will be filled with the strong aroma of freshly baked cinnamon doughnuts.

 

 

When coloring your homemade candle. we recommend shredding a small amount of a brown, yellow, and orange color block into your melted candle wax. Lastly, you could use two drops of brown and a small amount of orange and yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax instead of color blocks.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil

Even the picture looks good enough to eat! Cinnamon Yum Yums fragrance oil puts a creative twist on spice. This fragrance oil begins with top notes of cinnamon and clove; followed by middle notes of fresh danish, lily of the valley, and jasmine; with base notes of vanilla, nuts, and yeast. WOW! Cinnamon Yum Yums is a best seller for Natures Garden! If you are looking for a different type of cinnamon this dessert fragrance oil is for you!

 

If you would like to color your homemade candles, use four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Remember you can always shred an ample amount of a red color block into your melted wax instead of liquid candle dye.

 

 


Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe is a combination of Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. These adorable cupcake candles are a super cute for Valentine’s day. Also since this candle recipe makes three candles, this recipe would make a fun craft for craft day with your friends!

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Butter Pie Fragrance Oil

Doesn’t a slice of apple butter pie sound good right now? Nature’s Garden apple butter pie fragrance oil is an amazing dessert fragrance that reminds us of our grandma’s traditional southern baking. It is a wonderful combination of tart pie apples, apple butter, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and buttery, flaky pie crust.  With this bakery scent being body safe, it would make lovely scented soaps and lotions for the holiday.

 

As a result of our CP soap testing with apple butter pie, we found slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to a straw color. This bakery scent also has a good scent retention.

 

 

 

If you would like to color your homemade candle. use two drops of liquid candle dye plus a tiny bit of orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of a brown and orange color block into your melted wax.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil

First of all, Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil has the wonderful aroma of crisp citrus notes intertwining with an abundance of warm winter spices of clove and cinnamon, sitting on a dry down of sweet vanilla. While not a straight cinnamon scent, this fragrance oil is a fresh crisp aroma with hints of cinnamon making this one of our most popular cinnamon fragrance oils to add to your fragrance oil list.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil has a strong scent retention and does not accelerate. Also, shows no ricing and no separation, but does discolor to dark chocolate.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Shred a small amount of blue color blocks into your melted wax. Use three drops blue liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to get a rich blue candle color.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Grandma's Kitchen Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Grandma’s Kitchen Fragrance Oil

 

With Grandma’s Kitchen Fragrance Oil having a hint of cinnamon it is still one of Natures Garden’s most popular cinnamon fragrance oils, especially during the holiday season! Grandma’s Kitchen has a spicy cinnamon scent mixed with a rich, creamy vanilla aroma.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Grandma's Kitchen Fragrance Oil Candle

If you decided to color your homemade candles, our color suggestion for Grandmas Kitchen Fragrance Oil is three drops of brown plus one drop of orange liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 


Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil

Lastly, this aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops with a twist:  top notes include cinnamon and clove;  middle notes of eucalyptus and rose; well-rounded with base notes of cassis, nutmeg, and woods. Goodie Goodie Gumdrops would make a wonderfully scented Joy, Wow, or soy wax candle.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil Soap

While testing Goodie Goodie Gumdrops in CP soap, we found it soaped amazingly. There was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. This spicy fragrance keeps a light scent retention.

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are wanting to color your homemade candle, we recommend using four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax.

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil Recipe

We also loved using this fragrance oil in melt and pour soap!  We found it to be a wonderful addition to our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. Even with a 1% usage rate, this sweet and spicy fragrance oil came through strong in this soaping method.  We even had a chance to use the gumdrops mold from www.flexiblemolds.com in these cute mp soaps.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil

Graham Crackers fragrance oil is a wonderful aroma of cookie dough baked with orange zests, cinnamon powder and brown sugar with hints of other kitchen spices. This fragrance oil can be used for candles, soaps, and cosmetics. Graham Crackers fragrance oil makes a great candle in Joy, Wow, and various soy waxes. Pick your favorite candle wax and make a delicious smelling candle! Don’t forget to make a yummy smelling soap with this delicious fragrance oil as well.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil Soap

Graham Crackers fragrance oil had a perfect pour. No ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. It had a very nice scent in the finished soap. It does discolor to a light brown color.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil Candle

If you would like to color your candle, use a liquid candle dye combination of brown, yellow, and orange or a small amount of shredded brown, yellow, and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil Recipe

Since Graham Crackers fragrance oil makes a great candle scent, check out this look-alike Smores Candle Recipe. What a great summer candle activity! With three different fragrance oils in one candle, this recipe will put off an amazing s’mores aroma.

May
04

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe


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Keylime Pie Candle Recipe

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Other Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Embeds

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

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie Crust

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

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

 

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

 

 

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

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

 

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

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

Mar
29

Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil


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Curved and Chiseled Fragrance OilCurved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Every woman wants him, every man wants to be him.  Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of that strong, sexy, chiseled man everyone desires or desire to be.  Whether you are making soap, candles, lotions, colognes, or air fresheners, this sexy fragrance oil has our customers falling head over heals!

What Does Curved and Chiseled  Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Curved and Chiseled fragrance oil  is classified as a refreshing, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of fresh greens, warm wind, pepper, and finishing with mahogany and water.  Compare Natures Garden’s Curved & Chiseled fragrance oil to Liz Claiborne’s curve for men scent.

Top Notes:  mandarin, pineapple, fresh greens, fresh air
Mid Notes:  lavender, geranium, honeysuckle
Base Notes:  oakmoss, mahogany woods, musk, pepper, water, amber

How Do Our Customers Use Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil?

First, for our customers who craft homemade candles and room scents.  You can use this masculine scent in candles, tarts, potpourri, incense and more.  When creating potpourri or incense you can add up to 50% of Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil.  This scent also performs perfectly in aroma beads.  When using up to 10% fragrance oil in your handcrafted candles that use either paraffin wax or vegetable wax, they will perform beautifully.  Using this amount in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, or soy wax we have found the finished candles to smell amazing and strong.  For those preferring liquid candle dye, we suggest using 5 drops of blue plus 1 drop purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye per four pounds of wax to color your candles.  If you would rather use color blocks, we suggest shredding a small amount of a blue and a purple color block into your melted wax.  This sexy scent is also gel wax compatible.

Next, homemade bath recipes can use Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil at a maximum of 5%.  Why not use it to create masculine bath gels, melt and pour soap, cold process soap, or bath oils.  Click here to see cold process soap testing results video so you can see exactly how this manly scent performed.  We concluded no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to a light tan/lavender color.   We also found this aroma to be strong in cured soap.  While the vanillin content is 0%, there are more than 40 ingredients used by perfumists in fragrance oil manufacturing that may cause discoloration of products so testing is recommended.  Lastly, our coloring suggestion, we recommend using blue soap colorant.   Perhaps try out Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant, adding the amount that is just right for you.  Remember, never use candle dye in any bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Finally, other types of body products.  Our customers adore Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil in lotions, aftershaves, colognes, and body butters.  Our maximum amount of fragrance oil to add into these types of products is 5%.  We have found products like lotions and body oils to perform wonderfully with this masculine fragrance oil.

Mar
16

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil


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Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilCrackling Firewood Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of a burning fire.  Take yourself away to those summer nights spent camping with the kids making s’mores and hot dogs around an open fire.  Maybe you’re having drinks, laughing, and catching up with friends around the warm glow of a crackling fire.  Use Natures Garden’s Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in your homemade soaps and hand crafted candles and you will be transported to those glorious nights every time you use it.

What Does Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

How Do Our Customers Use Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil?

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil can be incorporated into a so many of your homemade products, such as candles, wax tarts, soaps, lotions, body scrubs, and other bath and body products.

Homemade soap makers can use this cozy aroma with a maximum 5% in your cold process soaps, body scrubs, body oils, and melt and pour soap.  Our suggestion for coloring soaps made with this scent is to use red and brown FUN soap colorant in the amount and shade that satisfies you. As always, never use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products. Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results have shown that there is no ricing and no separation. There is slight acceleration when soaped at 100 degrees, so soaping a room temperature is recommended. Also, this fragrance provides a great scent retention. Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil will discolor to a light tan, but it does not have a vanillin content. Since the vanillin content is 0%, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer likely with not prevent the discoloration. There are over 40 ingredients used when manufacturing fragrance oils that may cause discoloration.

Candles can be created with a maximum recommendation of 10% fragrance oil usage for Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. This firewood scent not only performs perfectly in Joy Wax and WOW Wax, but it is also fabulous in soy wax. Our candle coloring suggestion when using Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is to use 4 drops red plus 3 drops brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  If you would like to use color blocks, we suggest a small amount of shredded red and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We never recommend using crayons as a colorant for your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade home and body scenting can be handcrafted using Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. Potpourri or incense can be used to scent a room at a maximum of 50%. Also, this woodsy fragrance provides a strong scent in aroma beads. Perfumes, lotions, and body oils can be made using a maximum of 5%. This fire fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes. You can even create leaning products using a maximum of 5% of this fragrance oil.

 

Mar
15

Cool Clear Water Fragrance Oil


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Cool Clear Water Fragrance OilCool Clear Water Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cool Clear Water Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden masculine scent that both men and woman love. Not that this would come as a surprise, I mean what woman wouldn’t want her man to smell like this sexy scent?  Whether you are making it for yourself, your customers, or your man, this masculine fragrance oil will take the sexiness up a level with this irresistible fragrance oil.  Our wonderful customers use this fragrance oil for homemade soaps, cologne recipes, handcrafted candles, room scenting, and a variety of other handmade cosmetic products.

What does Cool Clear Water Fragrance Oil smell like?

Cool Clear Water fragrance oil is classified as a refreshing, spicy, lavender, ambery fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of lavender, jasmine, oakmoss, musk and sandalwood.  Compare Natures Garden’s Cool Clear Water fragrance oil to cool water fragrance.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple, crisp water
Mid Notes:  lily, oakmoss, pine, amber, lavender, jasmine
Base Notes:  cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, musk

How Do Our Customers Use Cool Clear Water Fragrance Oil?

The products created with Cool Clear Water scent are virtually limitless.  Often, many of our clients create homemade candles, cold process soaps, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, room scents, and scented cleaners.

Room scents can be crafted using this fragrance oil as well.  Cool Clear Water Fragrance Oil can be used at a maximum recommended usage rate of 50% in potpourri and incense recipes.  This cologne scent is nice and strong in aroma beads.

Candles can be created using this strong masculine fragrance oil.  Homemade candles crafted with Cool Clear Water aroma will do very well.  You will find that this sexy fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  Cool Clear Water Fragrance Oil can be added at a maximum of 10%. Nature’s Garden suggests using 2 drops blue plus a tiny bit of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  If you would rather use color blocks, shred a small amount of a blue color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade soaps, bath products, and body products can contain up to a recommended 5% of this fragrance oil. Cold process soap testing results reveal that this fragrance has a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration, scent is very strong even after cure, a good oil for colored swirls, a must have.  It can also be utilized in melt and pour soap.  We at Nature Garden suggest coloring your soap using blue soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never use candle dye in any of your homemade bath and body products.

Perfumes can be created using up to 5% of this fragrance and they will perform perfectly. Cleaning products can use a maximum of 5% for this fragrance.

Whichever product you choose to create, this wonderful masculine aroma is sure to take your homemade crafts to the next level!

Mar
02

Country Garden Fragrance Oil


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Country Garden FragranceCountry Garden Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Country Garden Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden Original scent that is a beautiful romantic floral.  This wonderful combination of florals and greenery make Country Garden scent a great spring addition to your homemade candles, cosmetics, and soaps.  Our customers love the way this strong scent fills their home in a matter of minutes!  This aroma also does very well in handcrafted soap and lotions.  One customer, who was pleasantly surprised by this fragrance oil, stated, “I am not usually very fond of floral fragrances, but this is a MUST HAVE! My customers and I have fallen in love with this scent and I can’t seem to keep it in stock!”

What Does Country Garden Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fresh, romantic, floral fragrance oil by Natures Garden is fantastic during the whole year! This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh green clover, and ivy with middle notes of romantic snapdragon, rose petals, and carnations; ending with base notes of white musk and fig leaves.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  fresh clover, ivy
Mid Notes: snapdragon, rose petals, carnations
Base Notes: white musk, fig leaves

How Do Our Customers Use Country Garden Fragrance Oil?

At home soap makers can use a maximum 4.5% in melt and pour soap, bath oils, and cold process soap. We suggestion coloring your soap using Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant in the amount to achieve your desired shade. Please remember, never use candle dye in any homemade bath and body products since they can stain your skin.  Our cold process soap testing results have shown that this floral aroma has a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and discolors to a beige.  This is super strong that is really rich.  Since our Country Garden Fragrance Oil will discolor to a beige, it could be partially due to a 0.9% vanillin content.  The discoloration may be prevented by adding vanilla white color stabilizer. Although, there are over 40 ingredients used in the fragrance oil manufacturing process that may contribute to discoloration of products.  You will want to be sure to test all bath and body products.  Lotions and perfumes can be created using a maximum of 4.5%. This fragrance oil performs perfectly in perfumes and creams.  Cleaning products can include a maximum of 4.5% of this floral scent.

Handmade candles can be created using a maximum of 10% Country Garden Fragrance Oil.  This spring fragrance performs perfectly in Natures Garden’s WOW Wax and Joy Wax, it is also very strong in soy wax.  When coloring your candle or tarts we suggest using liquid candle dye or color blocks. Never use crayons.  It is recommended that you use 3 drops of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye in blue plus 2 drops of purple dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a blue and purple color block into your melted wax.

Homemade room scenting projects can utilize Country Garden Fragrance Oil as well. Incense recipes and potpourri recipes can be made to scent a room with a maximum usage rate of 50%.  Also, this aroma is an extremely strong scent in homemade aroma beads.

Country Garden scent can be incorporated into a variety of homemade craft recipes, including candles, bath and body goods, cleaners, and room scents.  The sky is truly the limit with this floral scent!

Feb
11

Chocolate Con Churros Fragrance Oil


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Chocolate Con Churros FragranceChocolate con Churros Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Chocolate con Churros Fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of this freshly baked chocolate pastry.  What are chocolate con churros exactly?   Chocolate con Churros start with light and crisp pastries. These pastries are then dipped in a rich and thick chocolate .  These tasty treats are especially popular in Spain.  This bakery fragrance smells identical to a delicious and rich serving of freshly prepared chocolate con churros.  Just think, with this aroma filling your home, your friends and family will think you are making them this fabulous chocolate dessert.  With this bakery scent in your homemade products, it will be difficult to keep them on the shelves.  Our customers love this super strong chocolate aroma in their homemade candles In fact, they absolutely adore it in a variety of homemade craft projects .

What does Chocolate con Churros Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful blend of fresh pastry churros with warm notes of creamy dark chocolate and vanilla.  An NG Original!

Top Notes:  coconut
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, chocolate
Base Notes:  vanilla, baked dough

How Do Our Customers Use Chocolate con Churros Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that create homemade candles, our customers use this fragrance in their 464 soy wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Joy wax candles.  In any of these waxes our customers are reporting that the scent is extremely strong. It has great hot and cold scent throw.  Our Chocolate con Churros fragrance oil has a maximum recommended usage rate of 10%.  When adding color to your handmade candles or wax tarts, we recommend using 5 drops of brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye for every 4 pounds of wax.  If you would rather use color blocks, shred a small amount of a brown color block into your melted candle wax. We never recommend using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

On the bath and body end of things, this pastry fragrance oil is a fabulous aroma!  We recommend no more than 5% of the chocolate con churros fragrance oil in your finished body products.  This chocolate scent does have a vanillin content of 3%.  This means that it might discolor your bath and body products.  We recommend using our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with discoloration.  You should note though that Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will only help with discoloration due to the vanillin content.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance oil manufacturing that can contribute to discoloration.  For those of you that are cp soapers, our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance performs pretty well.  We found there to be no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to light brown.  The scent holds up very nicely in finished soap.  A variety of homemade crafts can be created using Chocolate con Churros scent.  Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, body butters, homemade lotions, sugar scrubs, and body frostings are just a few ideas.  Our coloring suggestion for these body products, brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant in the amount that satisfies you.