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Oct
10

Palm Island Fragrance Oil


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Palm Island Fragrance OilPalm Island Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Palm Island Fragrance Oil is a complex spa scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a delightful blend of fruits, greenery, juniper, and vanilla that lead to a perfect spa fragrance oil. For many of our clients this relaxing aroma is a best seller.  Take one of our reviewers from Serena, IL, they stated, “NG you have outdone yourself again. This is a fantastic scent I love it, my husband loves this candle burning when we use the spa nightly, his favorite. My customers always recommend this to their friends. Thank you NG. Best seller for me.”

What Does Palm Island Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a luxury spa fragrance!  Palm Island is a private island paradise located in the Grenadines frequented by many celebrities.  Home of one of the most romantic and serene vacation spots in the world, Palm Island is an escape from a busy world.  Natures Garden has created Palm Island fragrance to embrace the feeling of complete well-being of the mind, body and spirit.  This upscale fragrance begins with a rejuvenating medley of sweet orange blossoms, yuzu, and kumquat; followed by middle notes of juniper, Mediterranean fan palm, and rosemary; and creates complete ecstasy with base notes of fresh sandalwood and Tahitian vanilla beans. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Palm Island Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

First, candle creators can make their own wax creations with this delightful spa fragrance oil. Whether these creations are candles or wax tarts they can include up to 10%. If you are wishing to add a color to your products and have yet to decide on a hue, then we would like to recommend either using three drops of green liquid candle dye and two drops of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of your wax or adding a small amount of shredded yellow and green color blocks into your melted wax. Just don’t use crayons as a substitute for coloring your candles, as they have been known to clog wicks.

Additionally, there are a variety of alternatives for scenting a room.  Create your very own incense using Palm Island Fragrance Oil.  Add up to 50% of this rejuvenating scent to incense cones or incense sticks.  The same amount can be used in homemade air fresheners and in your oil burners.  Another option would be incorporating this scent in smelly jelly air fresheners.  Our smelly jelly air freshener recipe will walk you through creating these cute jars.  Finally, we will talk about reed diffusers.  Reed diffusers can be created by mixing this spa fragrance with our reed diffusers base.  Once the mixture is added to your jar, place the reed sticks in it.  This rejuvenating scent will then travel up the capillaries of the reeds to scent your home.

How Do Our Customers Use Palm Island Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Bath and body product makers can use this gorgeous fragrance oil in their recipes. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, perfumes, and other bath and body products can use a maximum of 5% for this scent. Use this fragrance in your homemade bath and body products made from scratch.  Alternatively, you can utilize Palm Island fragrance oil in any of our unscented bases.  These easy to use bases allow you to quickly create wonderful bath and body products.  This is a great way for beginners to get started on the path to formulating your own recipes.

Palm Island scent can be used in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, as well as cp soap. Furthermore, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this luxurious spa fragrance oil is great for this method of creating soap. A soap batch that uses this fragrance oil will have no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. The final soap bars after cure will have a strong scent that holds very well and the soap will have a dark tan shade of discoloration. If you want to add color to any of your bath and body products, then we suggest using green soap colorant and yellow liquid soap dye in the amounts that you prefer. Just remember to never use candle dye in any of your soaps.

Aug
30

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil


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Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilWintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil is a complex fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of fun fruity homemade candy apples with cinnamon, neroli, musk, and a few earthy aromas that take this fragrance oil from a simple and sweet scent to a perfect winter scent that still maintains delicious and sweet fruity notes. Many of our customers have enjoyed this scent already and we hope that you will as well!

What Does Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of crispy apple, pineapple, and zests of orange; followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon;  embodied with base notes of sandalwood, fresh musk, bamboo, and patchouli.

How Do Our Customers Use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Room scents air freshener recipes can be created with this sweet winter fragrance oil. First of all, you can make homemade potpourri and make natural incense with up to 50% of this aroma. Homemade household cleaners can use up to 5% of this fruity fragrance oil. Fragrance beads can successfully include this seasonal fragrance oil.  Additionally, strongly scented aroma bead ornaments and smelly jelly crystal recipes can be created.

This apple scent can be used to create the most fragrant candles. Utilize both Wow wax and Joy wax for wonderfully scented homemade candles. Scented soy candles can be created with this winter fragrance oil. Also, both palm pillar wax and Pillar of Bliss can be used in pillar and wax melt recipes.  If you would like to use our coloring suggestion, then use either six drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded red color block per 4 pounds of wax. You can use a different coloring method as long as you avoid using crayons as they clog wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Natural bath and body products can include this wonderful, winter time fragrance oil. Scented bath oils, bath gels, bath bombs, and other homemade bath and body recipes can be scented with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Also, this candy scent can be added to scented lotions, massage oils, and body butters using up to 5% fragrance.

Natures Garden’s Cold Process Soap Testing Results for this complex fruit fragrance oil have shown to be great for this method of creating soap from scratch. Soap batches that use this scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Further, the aroma has shown to remain strong after the curing process and the bars will discolor to a tan hue. We would suggest using your preferred amount of red liquid soap dye in you bath and body products. Just remember that candles can’t be used if you want to try a different coloring method.

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Soap RecipeLastly, if you’re looking for a creative melt and pour soap recipe that both looks and smells delicious, then you are going to want to check out our Candied Apple Soap Recipe! This fairly simple soap recipe is adorable and perfect for our Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil. Whether it’s actually winter or not, these delightful candy apple soaps are sure to be a hit!

Jan
13

Caramel Fragrance


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Caramel FragranceCaramel Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Caramel is often regarded as a staple for nearly every single delectable dessert. Whether it is drizzled over a cheesecake or gushing out of an oven fresh brownie, caramel never seems to disappoint a crowd. Heck, it has even been known to transform healthy foods into tasty treats that are worthy of the biggest sweet tooth. Not only can you sweeten the deal on a big green apple, but caramel has a scent just as delicious as its taste. The Caramel Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is so true to this decadent aroma, that you might just think you opened a fresh bottle of homemade caramel syrup.

What Does Caramel Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Caramel Fragrance Oil is a buttery, toffee caramel aroma.  Great to use by itself or to mix for creative fragrance blends.

How Do Our Customers Use Caramel Fragrance Oil?

Whether you’re a seasoned soap maker or one of the new soapers on the block, our Caramel Fragrance Oil is a great fragrance to use for your soap making recipe. This candy scent can be added to bath oils, soaps, and bath gels at a maximum recommendation of 5%. The Natures Garden cold process soap testing results have shown that our caramel fragrance oil works well in homemade soaps. Not only did this fragrance produce a perfect pour, but there wasn’t any ricing, acceleration, or separation. A bar using this scent has the potential to discolor to a beige and will maintain a light scent retention. However, a lighter bar is possible for those who desire one. Since the vanillin content is 2.6%, vanilla white stabilizer can be used to achieve a lighter bar. Further, we recommend using brown soap colorant and orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you for this fragrance. Never use candle dye in any body products.

Homemade scenters may find our Caramel Fragrance Oil to be a perfect addition to any candle, perfume, or cleaner. First, candle makers may add this fragrance to either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax at a maximum usage of 10%.  This sugary scent performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. Also, it is nice and strong in both aroma beads and soy wax. We suggest using 2 drops brown liquid candle dye and 1 drop orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or to shred a small amount of a brown color block and an orange color block into your melted wax. Remember, crayons aren’t sufficient substitutes for colorants and will clog your wick. Second, those making lotions, perfumes or cleaning products can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil.  Also, this fragrance will perform perfectly in perfumes. Lastly, do-it-yourself room scenters can use this scent at a 50% usage rate for potpourri, reed diffusers, or incense.

So what are you waiting for? Natures Garden’s Caramel Fragrance Oil is a delectable scent that not only works well in soaps, candles, and a multitude of other delightful homemade products, but it smells great too!

May
08

Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering


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Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringPittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering

The 2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering was the soaping conference held on Saturday May 2 at the Shaler Library in Pennsylvania.  There were about 25 participants at this event.  Nature’s Garden was one of the lucky vendors that donated to this soaper’s gathering.  It was an opportunity for the participants to get new soaping ideas, learn new techniques, and hopefully make some new soapmaking friends. The one day event included soap making and candle making presentations and workshops.  Each of the guests were given an opportunity to learn a variety of soap making styles.  During the conference some of the events included demos and sessions involving specialty oils like cocoa butter and almond oil, how to creatively use embeds, and how make your products SPARKLE!!!  The participants were also shown techniques for adding various soap colorants including micas and oxides, all natural colorants, and liquid colorants.  Of course, they didn’t leave out candle making!  There was even an informative demo on how to make a coconut and beeswax candle.

Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringNature’s Garden was honored to donate door prizes for this fabulous soaping conference.  These door prizes were raffled off at the gathering.  Our door prizes included soaping fragrance oils, a Natures Garden t-shirts, sodium hydroxide, and Nature’s Garden Shopping Bags.  These goody bags were given away at the one day event.  Who wouldn’t love that!?!

Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringEach lucky participant was also able to take home a 4 ounce bottle of one of Natures Garden’s 828 fragrance oils.  Some of the scents included Champagne Pear, Coconut Lime Verbana, NG Aqua di Gio Type, and Capri Olivo.  Each of these fragrances have been tested thoroughly and perform amazingly well in soap.   We are hoping that they enjoy soaping with them and are able to find some new soaping favorites!

Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringThe conference also included a vendor review time.  During this time, all those who attended, were given the opportunity to learn more about our company and our variety of soaping products.  As you can see, it seems everyone involved had a great time.  To see even more photos and information about the Pittsburgh gathering, check out their Facebook page.

This event was coordinated by the lovely Lori Chandler of Ashgrove Soaps.  I just have to say, what an amazing woman!  I had the pleasure of meeting Lori at the 2015 HCSG Conference which took place in April in Indiana.  She is an absolute doll!  It was a pleasure to meet her.  Clearly, she has done a wonderful job coordinating the 2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering and worked very hard preparing.  It looks like everyone had a blast.  Thank you so much for letting us donate to this event.  Also, a big thanks to all those involved in making this gathering possible.  Nature’s Garden is very grateful to all those who participated.  We would also like to thank Stu Chandler for the amazing photos.  He is a very gifted photographer and he did a great job.  It is truly appreciated.  If you attended the Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering, we would love to hear about your experience.

 

Jun
25

How To Make Soap


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Soap Making Supplies

How to Make Soap from Scratch 

The earliest recorded proof of soap making, saponification, was found around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.  The recipe for this soap-like substance consisted of water, alkali, and cassia oil.  Years later, in ancient Rome, soap was made using tallow, tree ash, and water.  Fast forward to today, soap is made using vegetable or animal fats/oils, and an alkaline mixture of lye and water.  One thing is for certain:  soap cannot be made without lye.  Even when soap was made with tree ash, water, and tallow, the tree ash contained lye.  You see, fats and water do not mix together, therefore, lye works as an emulsifier that allows these polar opposite ingredients to combine to make soap.

Before you make soap, make sure that you become familiar with the safety precautions to follow when handling lye.  Natures Garden provides a Soap Making Safety Class that will explain the hazards of soap making, and the necessary safety gear that you should wear when making soap.

Now that you understand how important safety is when making soap, you will need to buy the equipment and soap making supplies you need to make homemade soap.

Equipment you will need for soap making- By the way, once your equipment comes into contact with lye, you can NEVER use this equipment for food contact again!  Ingestion of lye can kill you.

1.  Heavy duty plastic bowls
2.  Plastic spoons or Silicone spatulas
3.  Whisk or Stick Blender
4.  Thermometer
5.  Soap Safe Molds- such as plastic or silicone (never allow lye to come into contact with aluminum)
6.  Scales to weigh out your ingredients
7.  Plastic wrap to insulate your soap while it cures
8.  Safety goggles, safety gloves, safety mask, and wear long sleeve clothing to protect skin from being burned.
9.  Spray bottle containing vinegar.  Keep a bottle of vinegar with you when mixing your lye just in case; it will neutralize the lye and stop the burning process immediately.

Soap Making Recipe and Exact Amounts that you will need to make soap:

The recipe we use at Natures Garden to test our fragrance oils is listed below.  We use this recipe because it allows you to make colorful swirled soap once you have more experience.  We also love this recipe because it is very moisturizing to the skin, yet still provides a creamy lather.  This recipe makes 3 pounds of soap.

12.16 oz Water (345 grams)
4.4 oz Lye (125 grams)

9.6 oz Olive Oil (272 grams)
9.6oz Shea Butter (272 grams)
6.4 oz Coconut Oil 76 (181.5 grams)
6.4 oz Palm Oil (181.5 grams)
2 oz. Copperhue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant (optional- but if you use color, we suggest using orange color)

Instructions for making soap:

  1. It’s important to prep your area with the equipment and items you will need before you start. You don`t want to have to stop half way through and run to go get something!
  2. You should be mixing your lye solution in a well-ventilated area. No kids or pets anywhere nearby! Lye is very caustic and will create fumes that should not be inhaled as they can burn the tissue of your lungs. Also if it gets splashed on you, it can cause a nasty burn on the skin.
  3. Make sure that you have your bottle of vinegar handy if you get lye solution on your skin.
  4. Weigh out your lye
  5. Weigh out your distilled water
  6. Slowly add lye to your distilled water and stir until lye is dissolved.  NEVER EVER add your water to the lye!  It will produce a hazardous volcano scenario.
  7. Set you water/lye solution somewhere safe where kids and pets cannot get to it or knock it over.  Allow this solution to cool to around 90-100F.
  8. Weigh out your oils and butters.
  9. Melt your oils and butters until they are completely melted, but be careful not to get them too hot or they may burn.
  10. Allow your oils/butters to cool to around 100F.
  11. Add your lye/water solution to your oil/butter solution and mix with a whisk or a hand blender until the batter is emulsified.
  12. Add color to your soap mixture
  13. Add fragrance oil to your soap mixture and bring to trace.  (Trace is a pudding like soap consistency).
  14. Pour soap mixture into soap molds (my favorite molds are silicone loaf molds).
  15. Cover molds with plastic wrap, and place molds somewhere that they will not be disturbed.
  16. Allow soap to remain in covered molds for 24-48 hours.
  17. Remove soap from the molds.  Slice.
  18. Allow soap to cure in a cool, ventilated area for 2-6 weeks.
  19. After soap has fully cured, you can use it.

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