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Jul
06

Candle Making for Kids


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Candle Making for KidsCandle Making for Kids

Arts and crafts are very important for a child to participate in. In the classrooms of today, there is a strong emphasis on the common cores of learning. Math, reading, writing, and science. Today, we will talk about candle making for kids.

However, the arts are just as important for a child’s growth as math can be. Learning about the world of creativity allows a child’s mind to develop in all kinds of directions. It’s never to early to start letting a child’s creative side take over. Simply holding a crayon, a paintbrush or a piece of chalk will start developing their motor skills. Their language will take shape as they learn words of description and colors. Decision making is also part of the creative process. “How do I want this to look?” “What color should the bird be?” Visual learning is very important because it gives the brain the freedom to explore, relax and not think of anything complex! Candle making for kids is a fun craft that lets kids explore texture, color, scents and all things creative!

Most kids love making and creating things for people they love. As a child, it was one of my favorite things to do. Nature’s Garden has some awesome recipes if you are looking for something different for the kids to explore. Creating candles with our Pillar of Bliss is a quick and simple craft for kids and parents. Not only is it safe, as there is no heating required, but you are able to let your creativity shine with designs, fragrances, and colors! If your child has ever made one of those “sand in jar” crafts, the technique is very similar.

 

Candle Making for Kids: Before You Get Started

Before you begin your creations, you will need to gather some supplies!

Candle Making for Kids: Pillar of Bliss

The type of wax that is best used in layering candles is our Pillar of Bliss. This wax is a soy/paraffin blend that is perfect for creating pillar candles or candles in molds. The wax hardens up beautifully and releases from the molds easily. It also makes wonderful layered candles! It lets you get creative without all the hassle of melting wax! Plus, it has amazing cold and hot throw!

Candle Making for Kids: Let’s Learn the Process!

Before we start on some of our favorite candle recipes, let’s talk about how the process of granulated candle making is done! As with any candle making prep, you will want to get your container ready by putting in your wicks. Which size wick do you use, you ask? Follow this link to find out the correct size! Now, simply add a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the candle wick tab and secure it to the bottom of your container, right in the middle. If the wick is to long, simply snip the excess off leaving at least 1 1/2 inch above your container.

Candle Making for Kids: Getting the Wax Ready

When it comes to layered candle making, fill each Ziploc bag with have their own color/fragrance mix. If you plan on making a lot of candles you can make your colored/scented layers in one pound batches. So let’s get your wax ready to color and scent. Using the gallon size Ziploc bags, you will weigh out your wax according to your recipe into the required number of bags. If your candle recipe calls for 6 layers, you will be using 6 bags and the wax will be divided and weighed out into each one.

Candle Making For Kids: Adding your Fragrances

As with any type of candle making, a general rule of thumb for adding fragrance oil to your wax is using 1 to 1 1/2 ounces per pound of wax. Therefore, each bag that holds 1 pound of wax will require 1 to 1 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil.

Candle Making for Kids: Adding the Color

Next, you will be adding color to each Ziploc bag. You will add the required number of drops according to your recipe, or simply add a small amount to achieve the color you wish.

Candle Making for Kids: Mixing it Up

Now that we have our wax, fragrance, and color added in, seal the bag tightly, and shake each bag, mixing the wax, fragrance and color up really well! Squeeze and squish it good! Get all that color worked in!

Candle Making for Kids: Adding the Wax to the Containers

Now that your wax is mixed up, you will start adding it to your container of choice. Simply open up your Ziploc bag a start pouring into your container. If you are layering colors, make sure you leave enough room! Always keep your wick straight when you are filling your containers. Continue adding the other colored wax layers the same way until your container is almost full.

Candle Making for Kids: Getting creative

Want to create a tie dye look? Take one of your wooden skewers and along the inside of your glass container and draw lines going down. Gently tap your container on the counter once you have drawn the lines and the colored wax from one layer will fall into these lines!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Bacon Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is incredibly simple and a good way to start kids out on the road to candle making. Bacon Candle recipe calls for Pillar of Bliss, our Spectrum Liquid Candle dye in shades of red, and of course our Bacon fragrance oil. Bacon fragrance oil? Yes, indeed! Smells just like bacon frying in a frying pan! Everything’s better with bacon, right? For this recipe, you will start off by separating the wax into 3 different Ziploc baggies, adding drops of colorant and then the Bacon fragrance. Next, your little candle maker will then massage the colors and scent it into the wax. Once that is done, simply pour the now scented/colored wax into your container, creating a layered look of bacon. This candle is perfect for younger kids to help create since there is no melting wax involved!

Candle Making for Kids Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Up next is a fun, fall recipe that requires a little bit of heat for melting. Even though this recipe is still quick and easy, some adult supervision is a requirement since some of the wax will be melted. The cute little leaves in our Autumn Leaves Potpourri recipe, are made with  Pillar of Bliss and colored with some pretty fall colors. We made these leaves with a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are durable, easy to clean up and are perfect for any candle or soap making! This particular mold is called dime sized Leaves candle and soap mold.  We scented this potpourri with our Autumn Woods fragrance oil. A lovely, fall woodsy scent of pine, citrus and cedar wood! We used 24 K Gold Mica to color the granulated part of the candle. These potpourris are so easy to make! They would make such pretty little gifts to give!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Here’s another easy recipe that the young ones can definitely help out with! This Green Camouflage Candle is made just like our Bacon Candle. You will color and scent the wax in a bag and then create layers of various greens and browns to look like the camouflage that our brave soldiers wear. The fragrance we chose for this recipe is our Fresh Outdoors. This fragrance is perfect for those that love a fresh, green fragrance! You will get floral notes of lily and jasmine, orange and ozone. Perfect for those that love the outdoors! Your kids will have fun creating camo layers so let their imagination take over!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Pink Camouflage Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe

Well, the boys got to make their own candle, now for the girls’ candle! Pink Camouflage Candle is made exactly like the Green Camouflage! We chose the fragrance oil NG Can Can Fragrance Oil for the ultimate girly girl, camouflage and all! This scent is floral with a touch of vanilla and musk! Your little girl will have a blast making her own candle in pretty shades of pink, red and burgundy.

Candle Making for Kids: Rainbow Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Rainbow Candle Recipe

This Rainbow Candle recipe would be fun to make when teaching kids the colors of the rainbow. This candle is truly simple to create and a definite must for the little ones to help make. Once the kids have finished squishing the color and fragrance into the wax using the Ziploc bag method, they can carefully pour their wax into the container to create a layered look of a rainbow. It couldn’t get any easier than that, right? We chose our fittingly Rainbow fragrance oil that smells like it’s just bursting with color! Yummy, sweet fruit of every kind hits your nose with one whiff!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

Here is another potpourri recipe made like the Autumn Leaves recipe. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri has pretty little blue snowflakes scattered throughout the glistening “snow”. Once again, we have used a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. This mold is the Mini Snowflakes candle and soap mold. We have added some Diamond Dust Mica to the granulated wax to make it shimmer and have scented the whole thing, the snowflakes and the snow, with our Jack Frost fragrance oil. The scent is a perfect wintry mix of peppermint and vanilla!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Hydrangea Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

What could be more perfect for spring or summer than our Hydrangea Candle Recipe? Hydrangeas are bushes that bloom beautiful hues of blues, purples and sometimes greens. We created the pattern to mimic the puffy blossoms of the hydrangea. The finishing touch is some cute little embed butterflies (because butterflies are attracted to hydrangeas). Of course, we scented this creation with our Hydrangea Heaven! This fragrance oil is a beautiful, soft floral scent that is perfect in candles and in soap making!

Candle Making for Kids: A Final Note

Making granulated candles are great for fundraisers! Use your school’s colors and get a copy of the mascot artwork. You can create a label with the mascot and school name then adhere to the front of your containers. If you have a special charity event that you are donating too, how about creating candles in the colors of the charity? Pink and white for Breast Cancer Awareness, purple for Cystic Fibrosis or red, white and blue for patriotism. There are so many options! You are only limited by your imagination!

We hope you enjoyed reading about all the fun candles kids can help create. Candle making in itself can seem daunting to anybody who has never made candles in their life. So, if you are a first timer, these recipes are perfect for you! Learning the steps, and the process of candle making is easy and these recipes can help you get started on a fun new hobby! Don’t forget the kids though! Helping kids develop through arts and crafts is an important part of growing and learning! We are sure they will enjoy making candles and memories just as much as you!

If you ever feel like showing off any of your creations you made using Nature’s Garden products, give us a shout out! We love to hear from our customers and you can do so through Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) You can also find a Show and Tell section of our web page! Fill out the information, upload a picture and we will display it for everybody to see! It’s a great way for some free advertising and to show off what you can do!

 

 

Apr
24

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Mint Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe

It’s spring time! Well, kind of spring time. We had a couple of nice, warm days here in Ohio. What makes you think of spring? Some of our thoughts turn to spring planting. Others think of spring clothes or just looking forward to the bright colors of Mother Nature. I look forward to warmer weather, sunny days and the fresh smells from flowers and newly cut grass. However, at Nature’s Garden, our creative team starts to think of spring recipes and our Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect example. With its soft pastel colors and fresh, crisp fragrance, this bath bomb will make you think and smell spring immediately!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: The Ingredients

First off, before we get started, let’s talk about some of the ingredients we are using in this recipe. Most of your bath bombs use only two basic “bath bomb” ingredients. Baking Soda, Citric Acid. However, we added an extra ingredient into this recipe, Sodium Cocoyl Isethinate, or SCI. SCI is a gentle sufecant derived from coconut and it is used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) gives your soaps, shampoo, bath bombs and bubble bars their bubble action. Most of all, bath bombs need some skin-nourishing oil added in! We chose Jojoba Oil. This oil has remarkable absorption and moisturizing qualities. This bath bomb is going to leave your skin feeling soft and silky after a nice, long soak in the tub!

Our fragrance oil inspiration is our Lavender Mint WOW.  Anybody in the bath and body business will know that lavender is a popular herb known for the soothing and calming effects it can have. Lavender, which is a very down to earth, natural fragrance, however, it can be a bit overwhelming by itself. With a touch of mint added in you have a wonderfully balanced fragrance that is bright yet subtle, crisp yet soft. This bath bomb is a perfect showcase for this fragrance oil. Lavender Mint WOW is an wonderful verdant scent of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint leaves! With soft colors of violet, green and white, this pretty, little bath bomb will be a perfect addition to your spring or summer bath and body line!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Found At Nature’s Garden

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • 6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
  • Mixing Bowls ( You will need 3)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 512 grams Citric Acid
  • 1,120 grams Baking Soda
  • 18 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 16 grams Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil
  • 7 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
  • 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare Your Work Space and Equipment

Before you begin creating you want to make sure your work area and all the equipment you are using is clean. This will prevent any unwanted particles or bacteria from getting into your bath bombs. Also, make sure you have you have enough room to work in. We highly recommend wearing an apron to protect your clothing and gloves, glasses, and a mask. In addition, you will want to have your Witch Hazel bottles in a spray bottle. Witch Hazel is used to help bind ingredients with little to no action so it’s important to have that handy and ready to go. Water will not be helpful in this recipe and as a side note, this recipe is best prepared in a non-humid climate. Like I stated above, bath bombs are activated by water and simple moisture in the air can slightly activate these guys.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

Are you ready to get started?  So, in the first bowl is going to be your dry ingredients. Take your scale, making sure it is set to grams, and weigh out 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 512 grams Citric Acid, and 1,120 grams of Baking Soda. Then using your gloved hands, mix the ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. Once these are mixed well, set this bowl aside.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you can combine the wet ingredients together. So, in a separate bowl, with your scale still set to grams, weigh out 18 grams of Jojoba oil and the 16 grams of Lavender Mint Wow Fragrance Oil. Mix this together well using your mixing spoon or even a whisk.

 

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, we can combine our wet and dry ingredients together. Slowly add the oils to your dry. For the record, if you happen to get a mild reaction when you add the wet to the dry, don’t panic! It will calm down once you get more dry mixed in. Finally, use your gloved hands to mix the ingredients together. You want to be sure the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. This bowl can be set aside until later.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the DoughLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

Now that your base mixture is combined, you can separate the dough so it can be colored. You are going to separate the bath bomb dough into 3 equal portions and there is no distinct weight for each portion so go ahead and eyeball it. Two bowls will be colored with our FUN Soap Colorants and one bowl will remain un-colored.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet Color

Now we can add our colorant! Tare out your scale and to the first bowl, add in 9 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Then using your gloved hands you will mix the color fully and evenly into your dough until you have achieved a nice, pale violet color. You can set this portion aside for the moment.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green Color

Next, let’s mix the green! Tare out your scale and in your second bowl add 12 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap colorant. Again, using gloved hands, mix the green colorant in thoroughly and evenly until you have a nice, pale shade of green. Now you can set this bowl aside.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Molding the Bath Bombs

There are many types and shapes of bath bomb molds out there that can be used.  Virtually anything can be used as a bath bomb mold! Silicone molds, soap molds, shallow jars or deep lids.  Shop around your local craft store or even look around your kitchen and let your imagination take over! You can make all shapes and sizes of bath treats, however, please keep in mind that you need the mold to have the ability to release easily. With this recipe, we kept it easy and chose a simple, round plastic fillable Christmas ornament that you can find in any craft store.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First Color

Next you can start putting these bath bombs together! You may start with any color you wish, however we started with the green dough. Plus you will be using the Witch Hazel now.  Please note, that it is important to not spray the dough with too much of the Witch Hazel. Over spraying can cause the bath bomb ingredients to activate and as a result your bath bomb will not stay together. Now go ahead and spritz your dough with the witch hazel. Using your hands,give it a nice mix. You are looking for the consistency of damp sand. Take one half of the mold. Next, you will take a small amount of dough and press it firmly into the ornament half.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of Color

Next, we can move onto the second color. Again, chose any color you wish. We went with white. Give the mix a spritz of Witch Hazel and mix it well making sure it is the right consistency. Next, take a small amount and press it firmly on top of the first layer.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of Color

Next, you are going to spritz your third layer of dough with Witch Hazel so give it a quick mix, making sure it looks like damp sand.  Take a small amount. Add it to the second layer. Fill to the top as full as you can get it without it overflowing. Make sure to press the dough firmly down.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Second Half of the Mold

Now we are going to work on the second half of the mold. So, repeat the process of layering as we did in the first half.  With your first color, take a small amount and press it firmly into other half of the mold.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second Layer of Color

Move on to the second layer by taking a small bit of dough and pressing it firmly onto the first layer.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of Color

Finally, you are going to finish off the second half of the mold with your third layer of color. So, pull off a small amount of dough and push it firmly on top of the previous layer. Next you will be putting the two halves together. So first, give each half of the mold a light spray of Witch Hazel then press the two halves together tightly. Lastly, you will want to place the bath bombs in an area where they will not be disturbed or roll around and let them rest for at least 24 hours. In addition, make sure that the bombs are in a humid-free zone.  Now you can continue building the remaining molds with the same layering process. This recipe should allow for six medium sized bath bombs.

 

See how easy making bath bombs can be? The ingredients are simple and they can be found in your local grocery store! Plus, the kids can even help with making them since there are no hazardous materials used! With a little creativity and inspiration, the possibilities are endless!  We hope you enjoyed this newest edition to our bath bomb recipe collection. We are sure you will love the scented balance of the soft, earthy lavender and the bright, crisp scent of mint combined. These bath bombs will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Plus, the scent of Lavender Mint WOW will leave your bathroom smelling like a spa!

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Dos and Don’ts of Bath Bombs

In conclusion, I have included  a tiny list of reminders on how to treat your bath bombs after they are made!

Do remember to keep them out of the humidity! The littlest bit of moisture in the air can cause your bath bombs to go off into a fizzy display! Not good from a selling standpoint! Consider airtight containers or glass jars with lids as a display option. Furthermore, bath bombs can shrink wrapped or even placed in cellophane bags and tied tightly with a pretty ribbon or twist tie.  You will want to wrap them right away.

Do use your bath bombs withing a few months of making or receiving them. The fresher the bath bomb the better the bubble and fizz!

Do let your bombs completely set up. Do not attempt to take them out of their molds yet! Your bombs should come out of the mold easily. Simply use the tabs at the top of the mold to pull the two sides apart being careful in removing them.

Don’t use craft glitter in any of your bath bomb creations. Always use a cosmetic grade glitter.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Give Us A Shout

Looking for some other bath bomb inspiration? Check out our recipe box! There are a whole bunch more recipes for bath bombs, bubble bars, and bath fizzies! Also, you can show off your bath treats, or anything else you have created with any Nature’s Garden products!  Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Show us what your made! Give yourself a pat on the back for helping the world smell a little bit better!

Mar
30

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe


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Giraffe Bubble Bar RecipeGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe

Did you know? The CEO of Nature’s Garden, Deborah Ward and her love for giraffes is the inspiration behind this creative and unique bubble bar? Bubble bars are a fun way to have a nice long soak in a warm tub. Simply, crumble up your bubble bar into some warm water and enjoy the abundance of bubbles that fill your tub! Whether you create this for personal use, friends and family or are just looking for a new addition to your line of bath and body products, we at Nature’s Garden hope you will enjoy creating our newest recipe to join the bubble bar family! Enjoy our Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe!

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Let’s talk About the Ingredients

Before starting on our recipe, we’ll talk about some of the ingredients we are using. The first ingredient is what gives the bubble bar its bubbles! Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI.  This gentle surfactant is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky and smooth!

Baking soda is best know for it’s cleaning and deodorizing properties. This gentle alkaline is amazing at leaving the skin soft and smooth, as well as your hair too!

Cream of tartar will give your product a light and fluffy feeling. It acts as a stabilizer and helps the other ingredients adhere to each other.

Corn Starch is the perfect ingredient to help sooth irritated skin and it also leaves your skin soft! The fragrance we chose was our Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. True cucumber scent with an undertone of violet.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

  • Mixing Bowls (you will need 2)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Scale
  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Sesame Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 3 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

Note: While we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the weight measurements will be more precise amounts.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Prepping Your Supplies and Work Area

As with any recipe you should always prep your supplies and work area. This helps in creating your craft without stopping to look for your ingredients. First thing is to clean your work space and ensure that you have enough room to work and lay your dough down. Next, give your utensils and scale a quick clean with some soap and water. Lastly, have all your ingredients ready for measuring and withing easy reach! For sanitary reasons go ahead and put your rubber safety gloves on.  Just a few preventative steps will help things move along smoothly!

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry Ingredients

Our first step will be measuring and combining our dry ingredients. You will need a large mixing bowl and your scale. Set your scale to grams.  Next, weigh out 410 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Give these ingredients a nice mixing with your hands, breaking up any clumps as you go.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet Ingredients

Next comes the wet stuff! You will need another mixing bowl ( or you can simply add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl) and your gram scale. Now weigh out 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Sesame Seed Oil and 14 grams of Cucumber Fragrance Oil.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Let’s add the wet and dry ingredients together! If you have mixed your wet ingredients separately go ahead and dump them in with your dry. If you add your wet straight to the dry you can start mixing with your hands making sure that you are breaking up any lumps as you go. Mix until you have the right consistency (you should have a nice, smooth workable dough). If your dough is to crumbly after mixing together, you can add a bit more vegetable glycerin. Be careful to not add too much or the bubble bar will not set up properly.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar Dough

The third step in our recipe will be separating the bubble bar dough. For this you will need your 2 mixing bowls. You will divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Each portion will be a different color. We have included a color chart to help you achieve the correct color for the spots and the “skin” of the giraffe.

Bowl 1:

  • Brown Oxide- 6 drops
  • Orange Oxide- 3 drops
  •  Black Oxide- 6 drops
  •  Red Oxide- 6 drops

Bowl 2:

  • Yellow Oxide- 3 drops

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored Portion

Now that your dough is separated, let’s start adding color.  We will work on the spots and inner color of the bubble bar. To the first bowl, add your 6 drops of Brown Oxide, 3 drops of Orange Oxide, 6 drops of Black Oxide and 6 drops of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. With your gloved hands mix the colorant into your dough until you have achieved an orange brown color.  Roll the dough into a ball and set it aside, for now.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored Portion

Next, let’s create the “skin” color of the giraffe. For this you will add 3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap colorant to your second bowl of dough. With clean gloved hands mix this colorant into your dough until you have a nice, pale yellow color. 

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Getting Ready to Roll the Layers

Now that our dough is separated and colored, we are ready to start rolling the layers. For this step you will use your silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Dust whichever you have chosen to use with some baking soda. This will help keep the dough from sticking when it is time to roll the dough. You should also dust your rolling pin with some baking soda to help prevent sticking.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First Layer

Our first layer will be the yellow layer. Go ahead and take your yellow dough ball and lay it in the center of the surface of your mat or paper. Now roll your ball into a flat, rectangular shape.  You will want this layer about 1/4 inch in thickness.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second Layer

Next up is our Orange brown layer. Before you start rolling, however, you need to pull of about 30 grams of the dough and set this aside. This portion will be for the spots. Place the remaining dough in the center of the yellow rectangle dough and start rolling this layer out. You may add some baking soda to your rolling pin before you start to prevent sticking. Roll this layer out to the size or as close to the size of the yellow layer and at 1/4 inch thick. Once you have finished, you will be all set to move onto rolling the bubble bar dough into a loaf.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling Up The Bubble Bar

Now that your layers are rolled out, you are ready to roll them into a loaf. Turn your silicone mat or parchment paper so that the mat or paper is vertical. Lift up on the edge of the paper or mat that is closest to your body. Begin to carefully roll the dough in the same way you would a pumpkin roll. Slowly roll the dough evenly as you go, watching to make sure everything stays lined up.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spotsGiraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spots

Now that your dough is in its rolled up completely, we will begin using the orange brown colored dough we set aside to create our “spots”. Giraffe spots are not perfect in size and shape. This is the look you will want to go for. Pull off irregular size pieces of the reserved dough and add it to the yellow portion of your bubble bar. (Having trouble getting a good pattern in your head? Try Googling “giraffe” and find a pattern you can follow!)  Once your loaf is completely covered you will be ready to slice it up into individual bars.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished ProductGiraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished Product

Let’s cut this loaf into slices! This recipe will make about 8 slices, depending on how thick you choose to slice your loaf. Using a sharp knife, slice the bubble bar into 1-2 inch slices. Once your loaf is completely sliced, lay the portions out on a flat surface to set up. Our bubble bars took approximately 48-72 hours to set up completely. This may take longer, depending on the climate of your  environment.

Your Giraffe Bubble Bar is ready to use! When it’s bath time, simply crumble a slice of bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy the bubbles that will froth up into your tub and have a nice, long soak! You will emerge from your bath smelling sweet, fresh and feeling soft and clean!

 

Did You Know?Did You Know?

Have you ever looked at the beauty of a giraffe? I mean, really watched them when you visit a zoo?  They are amazing creatures! Majestic in their movements, they roam the open grasslands in small groups. A giraffe’s height is both an advantage and a disadvantage. While towering at a height ranging from 14 to 18 feet tall they have the ability to spot predators. Their height helps them eat from the leaves of trees since the disadvantage in their height is bending down. It is incredibly difficult for them and it leaves them in a vulnerable state to be attacked.  Luckily, giraffes only need to drink once every several days since most of their water intake is from the leaves they consume. They can also run a steady 35 miles an hour over short distances and comfortably at 10 miles per hour over longer distances. 

Giraffes are truly beautiful animals and their eyelashes! They are to die for! Another fun giraffe fact is that a group of giraffes are called a tower! Kind of fitting, right? Towers usually consist of females and babies, however genders will vary and they can come and go as they please.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes Can’t Dance! Maybe they can! Follow the link to listen and watch this adorable read-along. Take a 15 minute break to listen to a fun story written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, about inspiration and perseverance! Gerald, the giraffe loves to dance, but he is a little shy about showing off his moves at the jungle dance! With a good friend to inspire Gerald to strut his stuff, you have a sweet tale that shows you that we all are unique in how we dance, it’s all about feeling the music and following your own vibe no matter what!

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Mar
15

How to Make Dessert Candles


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How to Make Dessert Candles

Have you ever been wandering in a candle shop or a gift boutique when you wonder upon a plate of candles that look just like baked goods? Muffins, cookies or even pies? With a few candle making supplies and in a little creativity you can create some yummy looking bakery candles that may tempt those around to take a nibble! These following recipes will show you how to make dessert candles that not only look like the real thing but will smell like the real thing! Simple and easy steps that will help you create a scented dessert candle that looks complicated, but in reality wasn’t any harder than making the real thing! So enjoy Nature’s Garden amazing dessert candle recipes! After each candle recipe, we have included a bakery recipe that is similar to the candle itself. Not only can you create the real thing, you can display your dessert’s inspiration candle for all to enjoy along with a sweet treat to eat!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Our first yummy dessert candle is our Blueberry Muffin Candle! This recipe uses Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. We have also used our Cupcakes mold market mold. Nature’s Garden Mold Market Molds are heavy-duty and sturdy enough to handle hot wax and can be used multiple times when taken care of properly. Once you have made the base of your candle you will add the muffin top that was created by whipping up melted Joy Wax. We have also added some blueberries on top using the Mini cherries berries mold from Flexiblemold.com. The fragrance oil we used for this muffin candle is, of course, Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil. A definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden that smells of true blueberry muffins when your candle is burning.

The first muffin recipe I ever tried to make was Blueberry Muffins! Simple and quick, these muffins are a popular breakfast choice and perfect for when you are on the go early in the morning!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe

Who can resist the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon? I know Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite desserts with its icing dripping all over! This Cinnamon Bun Candle looks so much like a real cinnamon roll you’re going to want the real thing when you get a whiff of it. Creating this yummy masterpiece will be easy using Joy Wax and a Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll mold from Flexiblemold.com. Of course, we chose our Cinnamon Buns fragrance oil to give this candle its amazing cinnamon roll scent! People will be thinking you are baking something good when they walk in your house!

Let your inner-baker shine through with these homemade Cinnamon Buns! Made from scratch, these buns would be a special treat for Christmas morning or even just because! Warm and gooey, there is nothing better than a warm cinnamon bun with a tall glass of milk, or even a warm cup of coffee to make your day better!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts Recipe

These little Cupcake Wax Tarts are not only easy to make but are quick to make too. We used our Peanut Butter Cups Embed Mold to create the cupcake bottom. The wax we used was our very popular seller, Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is awesome for molds because it has an easy release from the mold. To get the yummy whipped topping we used our Joy Wax. The fragrance we chose was Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil! A yummy scent of raspberries, vanilla, sugar and butter. What could be better than that, other than the real thing?

Since you were able to make twenty or so Cupcake Wax Tarts, how about making some real mini Raspberry Cupcakes? This recipe a is simple, make from scratch recipe! These would be a fun addition to those Strawberries and Cream Sandwich cookies for a tea party or even a baby shower!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle Recipe

There is nothing that screams summertime like a gooey, chocolaty marshmallow s’mores. At Natures Garden, we had to commemorate this all American treat with its very own candle! This Smores Candle is very easy to create. We used our Basic Square Mold Market Mold for the graham crackers, marshmallow and the chocolate. The fragrance oils we chose are the 3 exact ingredients of the real thing. Graham Crackers fragrance oil, Toasted Marshmallow, and Chocolate Fudge fragrance oil.  This recipe will make 3 Smores Candles; a fun creation to share or even take as a gift to a barbecue!

A recipe is not really needed to make a classic Smore, Instead, here is a link to create about 12 different types of Smores desserts! Don’t worry though, if it’s the classic one you are craving, it’s included in the list too!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Not all desserts have to be a pastry, right? There are a lot of people that like a beverage as a sweet treat. This Gingerbread Latte candle is a perfect example! This candle is so easy to create that before you can order a true latte at the coffee house, you can have one of the beverage candles done in due time! We used Joy Wax, a very easy wax to work with. It has wonderful hot and cold scent throw and sets up beautifully in a container. No Gingerbread Latte would be complete without a rich, creamy whipped topping and a gingerbread cookie that is made using our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Mold. Our fragrance of choice is Snickerdoodle Latte; a wonderful mixture of cinnamon, coffee and cream! These candles would make wonderful gifts to hand out at Christmas parties or to enhance your Christmas line of candles.

This Gingerbread Latte recipe is simple to make, so why travel to a coffee shop, stand in line and pay a small fortune to buy one, when you can make one at home? No special coffee machine needed!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart Recipe

These sweet Chocolate Blossom wax tarts definitely look like the real deal! Watch your little ones around these because they may want to have a nibble! For the cookie part of the wax melt, we used a sugar cookie mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are sturdy and reusable. They also help create some very realistic looking cookies! The chocolate kisses were made with a Big Kisses Embed Mold and the fragrance oil we used was our Chocolate Chip Cookie! This fragrance oil smells like warm, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven!

Since these Chocolate Blossom Wax Tarts look and smell real enough to eat, here’s a recipe that will stop any temptation to grab the wax ones and start eating! These are classic cookies that are always popular no matter when you feel like making them!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle Recipe

Eggnog is a staple at Christmas time! It’s a yummy, creamy drink that can warm you from the inside. That is if it’s made with alcohol. Without the alcohol, you can still enjoy it during the holiday season and still feel festive. Our Eggnog Candle Recipe is simple enough to make and smells exactly like the real thing since we used our Eggnog fragrance oil. The air will fill with the scent of butter rum, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Yummy! We used Joy wax both for the eggnog part and for the creamy whipped topping. To top off our dessert candle beverage we used a real cinnamon stick to make it look even more authentic, just be sure to remove it before burning the candle!

Your Christmas Party, dinner, get together will not be complete without some authentic eggnog! This Amazingly Good Eggnog uses rum, eggs, cream and spices! All the important aspects of a good eggnog!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts Recipe

These incredibly cute Gingerbread Men Wax melts are almost too cute to melt! This recipe makes a dozen gingerbread men, so you could melt a few and display a few and have the best of both worlds! Since we used Pillar of Bliss for the actual gingerbread men, they will have a wonderful scent retention and cold throw! Display a plate of these guys on your desk at work for all those around you to entice. Our Gingerbread fragrance oil smells true to spicy sweet treat. This oil is one of our best sellers, especially at Christmas time! These wax melts would so sweet displayed next to the Gingerbread Latte candle or even the Eggnog Candle for a cute holiday display!

How about making some real gingerbread men during the holiday season? This recipe will help you out with that! Simple and easy, there are no fancy ingredients and the process is no different than if you were making sugar cookie cutouts! Can you imagine how amazing your home is going to smell? Warm and cozy!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine's Day Cupcake Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

These sweet Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candles are made similarly to the Cupcake Wax Tarts. We have used both Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. Using our Silicone Soap Mold- Heart shaped, we achieved these hearts in no time! The cupcakes release so easily from the molds and there is barely any clean up at all! To top off our cakes we whipped up the Joy Wax for the whipped cream and topped the confection off with a cute little heart embed that says “Love” on it! Sprinkles are for winners, so go ahead and add some sprinkles to the top of these winning Valentine’s Day Cupcakes! We chose Cinnamon Yum Yums for the fragrance oil that will scent the air with spicy clove, cinnamon and vanilla.  This fragrance oil is a valentine’s day best seller!

This cupcake recipe isn’t an exact replica of our candles but you can always decorate your real cupcakes however you wish! Let your creativity take over and enjoy making something yummy for your friends or family to eat!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt Recipe

Our next dessert is Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts. This recipe creates 6 yummy treats. These simple little wax treats were created using the Vanilla Wafers Soap and Candle Mold from Flexiblemold.com. and Pillar of Bliss. The whipped cream part of the cookie was created by using Joy Wax. We chose our Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil to scent the whole cookie. Your house will smell like fresh, juicy strawberries and sweet vanilla whipped cream!

How about creating these yummy treats that look almost like the wax melts? These Strawberries and Cream sandwich cookies are almost as easy to make as their inspiration! This recipe uses strawberry cake mix for the cookies and a cream cheese/marshmallow fluff for the filling! These cookies would be a perfect spring time dessert for a little girl’s tea party!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

These yummy, Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts will make your mouth water for the real thing, that’s for sure! In no time flat, you will have over a dozen of these mini melts ready to go! Our silicone soap mold mini cupcakes will make creating a breeze! The Pillar of Bliss wax makes these melts release quick and easy. Top these treats off with some whipped Joy Wax and sprinkle on some pumpkin spice blend powder! Of course, we chose our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil for these bad boys! Your home will soon smell of spicy cardamom, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla! People will think you have been baking!

Are you in the mood for some cheesecake? Here is a yummy recipe for Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes that you can create once you make your wax melts. This recipe is from Betty Crocker so we know they have to be good!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am officially ready for something to eat! In fact, I wouldn’t mind a plate of those Chocolate Blossoms in front of me right now! We hope that you have enjoyed browsing through these recipes, both candles and the edible ones! If you are looking for some fresh inspiration to enhance your product line, all these recipes are simple to find, just click on the link and you will be taken straight to the recipe. Remember, Nature’s Garden is always there to help you get started, no matter what you are in the mood to create! Enjoy!

Mar
08

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap


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Soap Colorants in Cold Process SoapSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap

Have you ever noticed, that when a chef serves up a beautiful plate of food to, it will most likely has some colorful food displayed on a plain white plate. Don’t you instantly want it, regardless if you are truly hungry or not?  This is because you always “eat with your eyes first”. When you are setting out to make masterpieces of soap for your customers, you want them drawn to the colors of your soap. Soap colorants in cold process soap (or in any type of soap you make) can add another dimension to your creation. It’s the first thing everybody will see.

There are so many options out there when it comes time to color your soap. You have soap dyes, in liquid or powder form. Micas are also a colorant choice. Some micas will add sparkle and color at the same time.  Then, there is the option of natural colors using herbal powders. If you are trying to achieve a more simple, rustic look to your soaps, herbal powders are a wonderful way to go, however, natural soap colorants are a topic for another day. 

Typically, you will have a recipe that can be any basic, everyday cold process soap or it can even be your own favorite cold process soap recipe. The next step is to decide your fragrance. This will always depend on your customers, a season, holiday or even a personal choice.  So, next comes the artistic part. The coloring and designing part. How will you design it? Will it be a solid color? Swirls of multiple colors? Plain, uncolored soap is an open canvas to create with. I always believe the colors depend on the fragrance. But, I also have coworkers that love having the option to create soap to match the room, using any fragrance you would like.  Take for example, Melissa, she has red soap to match one of her bathrooms scented with blueberry fragrance oil.  What colors do you see when you smell your scent of choice? 

No matter what type of colorant you chose, you have the opportunity to create something that will be almost to beautiful to use. They can be true works of art.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: About Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants

Before we get started talking about how to use our Fun Soap colorants though, let’s get the details about what they are like. Fun Soaps are actually colored pigments that are dispersed in vegetable glycerin. There are absolutely no chemical preservatives added.  All of our FUN Soap Colorants are vegan.  Using liquid soap pigments which have already been dispersed in vegetable glycerin helps to prevent pigments from clumping in your soap. In addition, it’s already mixed for you, saving you time and frustration. All of these soap colorants work well in melt and pour soap as well as cold process soap.  They are non-bleeding, perform well in high pH environments, and do they not morph during the saponification process. These Fun Soap colorants can also be used in any bath or body product. 

 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Pastel FUN Soap Colors

For example, say you have chosen Nature’s Garden Awapuhi Seaberry fragrance oil. With fresh sea air and notes of water lilies, I picture blues and greens. With a few drops of Fun Soap colorants like ultramarine blue, teal and neon green soap colorants, you can achieve some pretty swirls of blue, green, and teal! You can create this fun Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe!  How beautiful your soaps can be! Fun Soap Colorants will make it stand out first and when your customer gets a smell, they will be hooked. 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon FUN Soap Colors

If you would rather go bright and vibrant, another choice of an artistic creation could be a cold process soap using our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil.  Use some of our Neon FUN colors such as, blue, pink, green, and yellow and you will take what could have been a plain, white bar of soap and turn it into a psychedelic palette of colors! Just like our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap!

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide FUN Soap Colors

Now, not all soaps have to be bright and colorful. When you are looking at a plate of brownies or chocolate cake, what comes to mind is yummy, sweet and chocolaty, right? When your products are geared more towards men then you will want something a little more masculine, if you will. The oxide colorants are going to give you deeper, richer colors. These are also perfect if you are in need more “fall-like” colors. Frankincense and Myrrh soap uses a few of the Fun Soap oxide colors, in yellow, brown and orange. These colorants are perfect for creating the colors one would associate with the fragrance oil,  Frankincense and Myrrh. A rich woodsy scent of myrrh, vanilla with a touch of floral to it.

You are only limited by your imagination with Nature’s Garden FUN Soap colorants! Our Creative Team has been hard at work testing all 21 vibrant soap colorants in cold process soap. Each color was tested with 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and 18 drops. That’s a total of 105 different shades of colors! That only leaves an unlimited amount of shades you can explore and create!  Below we will talk about these amazing colorants and give you ideas on how to achieve any color you could possibly want under the Fun Soap rainbow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Cold Process Soap Testing Recipe

We used a specific cold process soap recipe for testing purposes. The recipe we used is as follows:

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Water Phase

  • Water-144 grams
  • NaOH Lye-53 grams
  • Sodium Lactate-8 grams (added to the cooled lye solution)

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Oil Phase

  • Apricot Kernel Oil-28 grams
  • Shea Butter-49 grams
  • Palm Oil-57 grams
  • Coconut Oil-113 grams
  • Mango Butter-53 grams
  • Castor Oil-14 grams
  • Sunflower Oil-63 grams

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: How Our Testing Was Performed

  • We soaped at 100 degrees.
  • When the soap batter reached emulsification, we separated it.
  • We separated each batch of soap into 5 bowls.
  • Each bowl contained 116 grams of soap batter.
  • We added various amounts of colorants to each bowl. We gave each testing bowl a specific number of drops. 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and finally 18 drops. However, there were two exceptions to the number of drops we used, these differences are noted in FUN Soap Colorant testing videos.

We have also included a video of our soap colorant testing in cp soap on our YouTube Channel! So, watch and see how the whole process was done. There are other fun videos on our Nature’s Garden YouTube Channel you can take a look at too!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

First, Neon Red Fun Soap doesn’t have to be just bright and eye-popping!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Here is Neon Pink. As you can see you can have a range of pinks from a pastel baby girl pink to a neon screaming teenage girl pink! A truly fun color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant

Jailhouse Red has a much lighter tone to it then the neon red. You can get a range of color from a pale pink-orange to a brighter tone of a red-orange.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

As with all the other neon colors we will explore, Neon Green Fun Soap you will get the prettiest pale, spring green to a bright tree-froggy green!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kelly Green has a beautiful, rich color that can range from a soft, pale green to the deep green color of a shamrock.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

This Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant is by far one of my favorites! You can have yourself a Periwinkle Blue or even more of deep ocean blue with this color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Also, Neon Orange Fun Soap is the perfect rendition of Traffic Cone Orange to a creamy, pastel orange that reminds me of the colored chalk we used to draw with when we were kids.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

I’m not sure if your eye would really look orange if you got poked, but with Eye Poke Orange you do get the palest, pastel orange to a lovely bright pumpkin color, perfect for jack o’lanterns or fall leaves.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Now, here’s a fun Lime Green that will give you colors ranging from a light, little boy green to a bright margarita color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Of course, Neon Blue doesn’t have to be so neon! You can achieve a sweet, pastel baby blue all the way to a color that reminds of a Blue Raspberry Slushy!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

With Ultramarine Violet you can have the most perfect shade of pale Lavender to the color of the brightest hyacinth purple!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Yelp Yellow is a good color that will give you an array of yellows to chose from. From a soft, light daffodil yellow to the brightest lemonade yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Next, Red Oxide is a wonderful way get a deep, rusty red to an almost blush color.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Next, just like all the other neon soap colorants, Neon Yellow will give you will a beautiful, soft pastel yellow all the way to a So-bright-I-gotta-wear-shades sunshine yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Tomato Red Fun Soap is going to give you a true red that says Fire Engine Red all the way down to a soft pale pink.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Black Oxide Fun Soap will give you a range starting at a soft pearl gray all the way to midnight black and everything in between!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Brown Oxide is going to give you anywhere from a pale beige to a deep, rich teddy bear chocolate brown.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Teal Fun Soap is also one of my favorites! From a pale, spring teal-blue all the way to a bright Caribbean ocean blue. This would be a beautiful color to add to your collection!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Deep Purple Fun Soap will give you a hue of pale, lilac lavender to a beautiful deep purple, that makes the purple soap colorant perfect for your floral fragrance oils!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Oxide Fun Soap will give your soaps or bath bombs a very pretty shade of pale orange, all the way to a deep russet orange that makes me think of fall leaves and pumpkins!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Lastly, Yellow Oxide Fun Soap has a range of soft, pale yellow shades all the way up to a deep yellow!

 

So, there you go! There are an incredible amount of colors to explore and many endless color possibilities for creating a beautiful soap! No matter if you are going for simple and elegant or something more wild and eye-popping, the sky is the limit! We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy exploring all these colors and creating amazing soaps as well as other bath and body products! Feel free to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions. Also, if you are looking for some cool new recipes that use any of these colorants then check out our FUN Soap category on our website. Click on the tab marked recipes and you will have a plethora of new creations to explore.

Do you have some amazing colored soaps? Have you used any of our fragrances or any other Nature’s Garden products in any of your creations? Well, we have a Show & Tell section on our website! So, if you feel like showing off any type of candle, soap, body or bath creation, go ahead and let us know!

Feb
13

Bath Bombs For Kids


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Bath Bombs For KidsBath Bombs For Kids

As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to get some kids to take a bath. It can literally become a chore for them and for you. Even if they have the tub filled to the top with toys and bubbles, it can still be just a boring chore for them. And while there isn’t anything wrong with bubbles in the bathtub they can also be boring. How about livening up bath time with a fun bath bomb just for kids? Nature’s Garden has created some Bath Bombs for Kids that will surely make bath time a lot less boring and a lot more fun!

The ingredients used in most of the bath bombs are baking soda: a natural deodorizer that helps keep your skin soft and smooth. Citric acid: this ingredient puts the fizz in any bath bomb recipe and also helps the bath bomb produce foam. Each bath bomb has a different oil used that will help keep little one’s skin soft and hydrated after the fun is over.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath Bomb

Bath bombs don’t have to be all girly! This Camouflage Bath Bomb will be a big hit with little boys right off the bat! The cool camo colors of green, tan, brown and black will catch any little boy’s eye right off.  We’ve chosen Deadly Weapon fragrance oil to turn this kid bomb into a big kid bomb! It has a rugged, masculine scent of spice and leather. Tucked inside the bath bomb, though, is a neat little army guy that will appear when the bath bomb has completely dissolved! How neat would these be to create these as a party favor or to just make for any little man in your life?

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath Bomb

Muddy Pig Bath Bomb is a totally cute way for kids to jump in the tub to get themselves clean! It’s a bright pink ball with brown, muddy spots all over it, but what’s inside is what gives this bath bomb its name! A tiny, pink toy pig is hiding in the middle, waiting for bath time to be over! We’ve used baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil to keep your little one’s skin soft and smooth. Butterfly Flower fragrance oil is what we chose for this bomb. A light, green floral bouquet with a touch of tang! It’s the perfect scent for any little kid wanting to get clean.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath Bomb

Cow Pies don’t sound like a good way to get clean! Well, of course, it’s not THAT kind of Cow Pie, but a Cow Pie Bath Bomb! Using the base mix of baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil, your little cowboy or cowgirl will have soft, squeaky clean skin when it’s all said and done. And to keep them in the bath without getting bored a surprise awaits them when the bath bomb has fizzled itself out! A tiny little cow that can hang out in the bathtub with them while they bathe! We chose the fragrance oil Hayride to compliment this farm-inspired bath bomb. A sweet balsam and cedar wood scent to remind you of time spent outdoors!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath Fizzies

Not all bath bombs have to be round in shape. You can mold them into anything or any shape you want! For our Superman Bath Fizzies, we used a mini ice cream scoop and don’t they look just like scoops of Superman Ice Cream? Make sure your kiddos aren’t tempted to take a nibble! With their bright colors of blue, red and yellow they are definitely eye catching! And as they fizzle away in the bathtub, you can smell our Strawberry Soda Pop fragrance oil, that reminds you of fizzy bubbles, strawberries and sugar! This bath fizzie will make bath time a sweet experience!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb

I don’t know too many little boys who are not fascinated at some point with dinosaurs. They’re amazing creatures of the past that make some of us happy that they no longer exist. So if you have a little boy or even a little girl that loves dinosaurs, this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb would be a perfect bath time treat for them. On the outside, it looks like a dinosaur egg, and each layer reveals a new color as it melts away in the bath water until out pops a baby dinosaur that was waiting to hatch! The fun part is not knowing what kind of dinosaur is hiding inside. Kids can have fun guessing which type of dinosaur will appear before the bath ends! To help give this bath bomb a tropical feel, we chose Bermuda Triangle fragrance oil. An excellent fruity blend of melons and citrus fruit with the sweet tang of McIntosh apples!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath Bomb

Here’s another fun, hidden toy bath bomb that reminds you of the sea! With it’s bright, neon blue color and candy fish sprinkles on top, this Fish Toy Bath Bomb is a perfect addition to any kid’s bath time! Scented with Mermaid Kisses fragrance oil, your bathroom will smell like a soft, floral underwater playground. When the bath bomb has fizzled out, what kind of surprise is going to pop out? What kind of fish? You’ll have to wait until bath time over to see!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath Bomb

I bet you didn’t think taking a bath at Christmas time could be festive. Well, it can! Not only are these cute Christmas Tree bath bombs fun to have for the kids to use but they would make adorable little stocking stuffers or even a cute addition to a soap and lotion gift basket creation. You can even decorate these bath bombs with some round candy sprinkles for ornaments. We’ve chosen our Kringleberry fragrance oil that has a Christmas-y aroma of spiced oranges, apples and evergreen.

 

Bath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath BombBath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath Bomb

These fun bath bombs don’t have to be just for the kids. They don’t need to know that mom used one when she was soaking off some stress in a nice hot bath! These Cotton Candy bath bombs are perfect for kids or adults! So simple to make and the Cotton Candy fragrance oil that smells of strawberry and vanilla will fill your bathroom and leave it smelling like a carnival!

 

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb

Now, these peeps are for bathing and not eating! They truly look like the marshmallow treat so warn your kiddos to not take a nibble. To give these Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs an even more realistic appearance, we’ve covered them in sugar to give them the feel of the popular Easter snack! The sugar also makes a nice, natural exfoliate to help keep the skin soft and smooth. We have chosen our Honey Almond fragrance oil that is a delicate, sweet scent of almonds, vanilla and honey.                                                                                              This is a very nice scent for kids.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies

This looks almost too cute to use, but if your kid is frustrating about taking baths, bribe them with this fun bath fizzy! Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies do not look like your typical bath bomb, but that’s okay! You get the same reaction in your bath water just like you would with a regular bath bomb. We got creative using Hawaiian Black Salt for the dirt and little white candy ball sprinkles added in to make it look more like potting soil! Hawaiian Black Salt also makes a wonderful exfoliator that is both gentle and beneficial to the skin! Even kids’ tender skin! The fragrance oil we chose was Mr. Pepper MD which smells incredibly similar to the always popular soda pop, Dr. Pepper. When it’s bath time, scoop a spoonful of bath fizzy into the water and let the kids soak away! Toss in one of the little, plastic snakes for the kids to play with and when bath time’s over, dry off Mr. Snake and poke him back into the jar!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Here we have one of our newest recipes, our Sugar Plum Bath Bomb! A perfect way to get any little girl to have some tub time! It’s perfectly purple with a little sparkle added to it from diamond dust mica and of course the fragrance oil that inspired it, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A sweet and spicy blend of plums, cherries, cinnamon and clove! This recipe, however, differs slightly than the others. In addition to baking soda, citric acid and a cosmetic oil, we have incorporated Sodium Cocyl Isethionate or SCI. This ingredient is popular in bubble bars, bath bombs and in shampoos. It is a gentle foaming agent. So, not only will this bath bomb leave your skin soft and silky, it will perform a fizzing and foaming dance in your bath tub!

 

Bath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble BarsBath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble Bars

This is a fun recipe for young ones and tweens! With the addition of bright neon FUN Soap Colorants and the sparkle of diamond dust, your kids bath time will leave their skin soft with a touch of sparkle!  While it is actually a bubble bar, we thought it was worth mentioning. We’ve used Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, or SCI, in this recipe that let’s your Galaxy Bubble Bar give off some foam for that “bubble” action. We chose Grape Happy Camper Fragrance oil for this recipe that is a sweet, juicy grape scent that will remind you a popular hard candy that you enjoyed as a child!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath CookiesBath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath Cookies

These Monster Bath Cookies may look like a Halloween sweet treat but try not to let the kids take a nibble! We’ve used cocoa butter in this recipe that will leave the skin soft and nourished. We’ve also used Epsom salts that is very beneficial to the skin, young or old. With some fun edible eyeballs peeking out of the green cookie, your kids will have a blast watching this cookie fizzle and bubble away at bath time! We also used our Magic Potion fragrance oil that gives this bath cookie an extra Halloween boost! It is a fruity blend of peaches, grapes and plums with a touch of rose!

 

 Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies

How about setting out a plate of these Christmas Bath Cookies out, but not for Santa! Display these bath treats in your bathroom to use during the holiday season! They look so much like Christmas cookies that you may have to put a warning label on them to not consume! These bath cookies have a couple of extra touches added to give you more than a bath bomb! The cookie part is the bath bomb part and the frosting on the cookie is a mixture of whipped soap base and coco butter melt and pour soap! Kind of like you can have your cake and eat it to! You can have a bath bomb and get clean, soft skin also! Of course, this bath treat smells amazing since we used our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil! A true bakery scent of vanilla and buttery cookie!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath Fizzies

Now wouldn’t these Easter Egg Bath Fizzies would make a cute addition to a basket full of the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs? These eggs are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients of baking soda and citric acid, and are super easy to make! To create the egg shape you will use fillable plastic Easter eggs as your mold and some pretty FUN Soap Colorants. Before you know it you will have 10 fizzy eggs made in no time at all! We chose our Jelly Bean fragrance oil that has an amazing cherry scent with a touch of vanilla and musk! These eggs, along with the Bunny Peeps would also make a cute little gift bag to add to a child’s Easter basket!

So there you go! If your tired of bath time being a chore for your little one, or are just looking to expand your children’s line of products,  these bath bombs for kids are a fun way to go! We hope we have helped inspired you with some of these fun recipes that are truly simple to make. Have fun creating!

Feb
08

Neapolitan Candle Recipe


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Neapolitan Candle RecipeNeapolitan Candle Recipe

Did you know that Neapolitan ice cream originated in the late 19th century in Italy? Most likely in the city of Naples. Italy was actually the originator or all ice cream, or gelato if you will. Neapolitan ice cream was actually inspired by Spumoni. Spumoni is a three flavored ice cream that used pistachio, cherry and chocolate ice cream with a fruit and nut layer in between. So why vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate? When ice cream made it’s way to the states these were the most popular flavors at the time. And in elementary school, do you remember sampling freeze-dried Neapolitan Ice Cream that the astronauts were able to take with them into space? I can remember! The texture was crumbly and it melted quickly the minute it touched your tongue, but I’ll stick to the regular Neapolitan ice cream thank you very much! Who doesn’t love this classic flavor?  You have three yummy flavors all in one bite! Today, Nature’s Garden is sharing with you their Neapolitan Candle Recipe. An eye-catching layered candle recipe to mimic this classic, old-time ice cream.  When you have finished creating this fun new candle, check out an easy recipe for Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake! It’s truly magnifico!

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Ingredients You Will Need Found At Nature’s Garden

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies needed

  • 16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Stove
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper Bowl
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Pecans Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: German Chocolate Cake Fragrance Oil

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: The 3 Fragrance OilsFor this candle recipe, we will be using three different Nature’s Garden fragrance oils for the chocolate, strawberry and vanilla layers of your homemade candle. For the chocolate layer, we have chosen German Chocolate Cake Fragrance Oil. It smells of rich chocolate cake with hints of pecans, vanilla, and coconut.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil. This is a perfect blend of sweet strawberries and the tangy scent of rhubarb and an undertone of flaky pie crust.

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil

Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil

The last oil is Vanilla Insanity fragrance oil. The strongest vanilla scent that we offer!  It is a sweet vanilla scent with notes of French Vanilla, creamed butter, cotton candy, maple sugar, and of course, vanilla beans.

All three of these fragrances will blend and compliment each other as your candle burns through the layers. You will have a house smelling of an Italian bakery!

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare wax for the Strawberry Embeds Part 1

We will be using our Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax for our embeds.  Pillar of Bliss is a soy and paraffin blend that has wonderful scent retention as well as a wonderful cold and hot throw. To work with Pillar of Bliss, melt the wax to a temperature of 195 degrees F and add your color. Let the wax cool to 180 degrees Fahrenheit before adding your fragrance and let it cool to 175 degrees Fahrenheit before pouring into your molds. When melting any kind of wax, though, we suggest the double boiler method. Place on your stove, an old cake pan or pot with at least a 1/2 inch of water, place your pouring pot inside the cake pan or pot to create a double boiler.

For our Neapolitan Candle Recipe, we need to first prepare the strawberry embeds that will top your candle. Using a double boiler, melt 2 grams of Pillar of Bliss candle Wax.

Prepare the Strawberry Embeds:  Adding the Candle Dye

Prepare the Strawberry Embeds:  Adding the Candle DyeYou always want to be careful adding candle dye to your creation. Our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is concentrated and a little can go a long way.  Always start small to test the color you are trying to achieve. We suggest using toothpicks for this process. So take a toothpick, dip into the green Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. Now you dip the toothpick into the melted wax. Mix to incorporate the color.

 

Then you fill only the leaf portion of the strawberries embed mold. Let this cool down and harden.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the wax for the Strawberries Embed Part 2

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the wax for the Strawberries Embed Part 2Next, we need to prepare the red wax for the strawberries. Using your double boiler, melt 10 grams of Pillar of Bliss, stirring to help with the melting process. Take your toothpick, dip it into your red Spectrum Liquid candle dye and add it to your melted wax.  Next, add 1 gram of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate it. Now you can add this melted wax to into the remaining portion of the strawberry cavity. Allow this to setup before removing from the mold. Set your strawberry aside to top your candle later.

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan Embeds

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan EmbedsNow we are going to work on our pecan embeds. First, you need to weigh out 20 grams of Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Then, using your double boiler melt the wax, stirring occasionally. Once this has melted, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown Spectrum liquid candle dye and yellow Spectrum liquid candle dye. Stir to incorporate this and then pour into your pecan embed mold.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan Embeds
You will make 6 pecans total. Allow your pecan embeds to cool and setup.  Once they have setup, remove your pecans from the mold and set them aside
.  We will need them when we begin topping our candle later.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepping your Candle Jar

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepping your Candle JarNow you will want to prepare your candle jar. First and foremost you will need to have the correct size wick for your jar of choice. Prior to ordering wicks, measure the diameter of your jar. The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your jar. We are going to use 2 CD-10 size wicks. CD wicks are our most popular candle wicks. They are easy to work with and give a nice, clean burn for your candle. If you need further assistance with figuring out your wick size, check the description of the wicks for size recommendations based on the diameter of your jar. Once you have chosen your wick, you will use your hot glue gun to firmly adhere the wicks to the bottom of your container. Simply dab a bit of glue to the bottom of the metal part of your wick and press it firmly to the bottom of your jar. Repeat the process for the second wick. Keep in mind that as your candle cools, adjust your wicks so that they are straight and stay centered.

Another trick that you can do to make pouring your wax easier is to warm your jar beforehand. Simply turn your oven on to the lowest temperature, place the container on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. You do not want your jar hot, Just warm and still easy to handle without burning yourself. Warming your jars prior to pouring into them will help the wax adhere to the jars better.  This will help eliminate the wet spot look.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate Wax

Let’s talk Joy Wax. Nature’s Garden Joy Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that is amazingly easy to work with. It melts beautifully and sets up smooth and creamy. You also get an awesome cold and hot scent throw! When working with Joy Wax, we suggest melting to 200 degrees F. You can add your candle dye at this temperature, but allow it cool to a temperature of 170-175 degrees Fahrenheit before adding your fragrance. When your wax has cooled to 160-165 Fahrenheit you can pour your wax into your container of choice.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate WaxWeigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt using your double boiler. Once this has melted you will need to add a tiny amount of brown Spectrum liquid candle dye using your toothpick. You are going for a chocolate color. Mix this to blend well. When your wax has cooled to the suggested 170 degrees F you may now add 9 grams of German Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Stir well to incorporate the fragrance.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate Wax

 

Next,  pour the candle wax into your prepared jar.You need to allow this wax to cool and set, adjusting your wicks so they stay centered in your candle jar.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the First Layer of Strawberry Wax

Next, melt 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt in your double boiler. Once again, using a toothpick, add a tiny bit of red liquid candle dye to your melted wax and blend well. You are going for a pink color for this layer.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

 

 

Allow the wax to cool to the suggested temperature and then add 9 grams of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil. Stir this to blend the oil and wax well.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

 

 

Pour this candle wax directly on top of your chocolate layer and allow this layer to cool adjusting your wicks as it sets up before moving on.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

Now we are going to create the vanilla layer of our candle. Once again, weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt in your double boiler.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

Once this has fully melted and cooled to 170 degrees, add 9 grams of Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil. Stir well to blend the fragrance and melted wax.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

 

Pour the white wax directly on top of the pink wax and once again, allowing this layer to cool and harden, adjusting your wicks straight before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Chocolate Layer

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Chocolate LayerNow, it’s time to work on the second half of the candle. We will start with the chocolate layer. Weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt the candle wax in your double boiler. Once it has completely melted, add the brown Spectrum liquid candle dye using the toothpick method. Stir to incorporate the colorant and once the wax has cooled to the correct temperature, add 9 grams of German Chocolate Cake fragrance oil and stir well to combine. Pour this wax on top of your cooled and set strawberry layer. Allow this to cool and set up before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Strawberry Layer

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Strawberry LayerNext, it’s time for the second strawberry layer. Weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt the Joy Wax in the double boiler. Once that has melted completely you can add in your toothpick of red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix to combine. Once again, allow the wax to cool before adding in 9 grams of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil and mix well. Pour this strawberry layer onto the chocolate layer and allow to cool and harden before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped WaxNeapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

Next comes the “whipped cream” for your candle. First, weigh out 150 grams of Joy Wax and once again, melt it in your double boiler. Once this is completely melted and cooled, add 15 grams of Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil and stir well to incorporate the scent. Carefully pour into your mixing container and allow this melted candle wax to begin to setup. Now, begin whipping the wax to a frosting-like consistency.

 

Next, top your candle with the whipped wax giving it the look of a whipped cream topped sundae and then place your strawberry and pecan embeds on top for the final touch! You may want to use your candle right away, but it is suggested to allow your candle to cure for about 3 days.  Then, trim your wicks to about 1/4″ before burning your homemade candle.

So would you like a cool looking cake to go along with your cool looking candle? Check out this very easy recipe for Neapolitan Ice Cream from Food Network. This amazing looking dessert is created with yummy layers of ice cream sandwiches, strawberry and mint chocolate ice cream and topped off with a chocolate hard shell topping. The colors of the ice cream are reminiscent of the original Neapolitan ice cream when it was first created but I believe you can use any flavors you choose. This recipe is perfectly easy and impressive! I know I am impressed with how it looks and I am also pretty sure I am ready for some dessert!

Dec
29

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe


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Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeMango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

Our next recipe is a Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe.  This bath whip has the consistency of fluffy and delicious frosting, without the calories.  So, go ahead and indulge yourself without the guilt.  Since it uses our whipped soap base, it may look like frosting, but don’t try to eat it, it’s actually soap.  If you haven’t tried our whipped soap base yet, I highly recommend it.  This particular bath whip recipe uses Natures Garden’s Whipped soap base.  It also happens to incorporate one of my favorite mango scents, Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil.  Our Mango Tangerine scent is fabulous, and SUPER STRONG!  A must have for me!

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Whipped Soap Base

Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

Da Bomb Soap Dye – Yellow

Da Bomb Soap Dye – Red

4 oz. Clear PET JAR

White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Powdered Sugar

Scale

Bowl

Spoon

Spatula

Hand Held Mixer

Deep Mixing Bowls – You will need two.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Total Recipe Weights

454 grams Natures Garden Whipped Soap Base

250 grams Powdered Sugar

35 grams Natures Garden’s Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Yellow

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Red

Prior to starting, you will want to clean your work area.  Also, sanitize any equipment you will be using.  In addition, you need to clean and sanitize your packaging supplies.  This includes all of the jars and lids you will be using.  For this recipe we will be using seven of the jars and seven of the lids.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Weigh Out Your Soap Base

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeFirst, you will need your scale and one of the deep mixing bowls.  You will be weighing the ingredients in grams.  Make sure your scale is set to weigh in grams.  Place the bowl on the scale.  Then, tare the scale out.  Add 454 grams of Natures Garden’s whipped soap base to the mixing bowl.  Set this mixing bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Prepare the Powdered Sugar

Next, we will prepare the powdered sugar.  You will need your second mixing bowl.  First, weigh out 250 grams of powdered sugar.  For the moment set this aside.  We found it easiest to weight both of these at once so it is ready when we need it.  We will come back to it in just a few minutes.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Whip the Base

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeNow, back to the first bowl.  Get out your hand mixer.  To the bowl containing the whipped soap base, add 15 drops of the red soap colorant and 15 drops yellow soap dye.  Also, add 35 grams of Natures Garden’s Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil.  Use your mixer to mix the ingredients together.  Be extra careful, you want to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.  Use the mixer to continue to whip the soap base.  Keep on whipping until you have reached a whipped frosting consistency.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Put it All Together

Mango Tangerine Foaming Body Whip RecipeNext, we will begin combining all of the ingredients.  Use your spatula to fold the sugar into the whipped soap base.  Make sure the sugar mixture is fully and evenly incorporated.  Then, once again, use the hand mixer to whip the ingredients together.  Mix until you have a frosting consistency again.  Also, you will want to make sure you use your spatula to scrape off any whipped base from the sides of the bowl.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Packaging Your Whipped Body Frosting

Finally, let’s package the whipped frosting.  You will need the seven jars you prepared earlier.  Also, go ahead and get the lids.  Use your spoon to scoop the body frosting into the jars.  Once you have filled the seven jars, place a lid on each jar.

Once you have finished your frosting, you can use it right away.  Simply scoop a bit out of the jar.  Then, use it just like you would a body wash.  Once you have made your bath whip, be sure to show us how yours turned out.  Post a picture of your finished product on our Facebook Page.  Or, you could tag us on Instagram @ngscents.  We hope that your enjoy your Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip as much as we do!

 

Oct
19

NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance OilNG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

As the waves lap up against the side of the boat upon which you have embarked, a relaxing scent wafts through the warm, salty air.  That seaward aroma is fully embodied by NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil.  As the sun shines down, warming your skin and the blue water surrounding you, ozonic sea salt notes linger with watery florals and fresh greenery.  Tranquility is defined as the state of being peaceful or serene, and we can’t think of a better scent to represent this feeling.  Close your eyes, open a bottle of NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil, and allow yourself to peacefully float off into this ocean of aroma.

What Does NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is unmatched when it comes to peaceful scents.  Put your mind at ease while sailing through this sea of scent.  The warmth of the sun and the gentle splashing of the salty water sit at the heart of this scent.  Warm breezes blow in the aroma of ozonic sea salt notes, while white lilac, white lily, fresh greenery, and woodsy floral notes create a passionate, easing accord.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Set a mood that will allow you to drift away with this serene scent. Incorporating this fragrance as 50% of your total recipe, you can create incense, potpourri, and Smelly Jelly room scents!  This fragrance also performs nice and strong in aroma beads.  Ocean-bound homemade candles can be created with this tranquil aroma.

NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionEnjoy creating Joy and Wow Wax based candles.  Use of Pillar of Bliss Wax to create scented pillar candles or wax melts.  This summer scent performs well in soy wax, and is gel wax compatible.  The recommended maximum usage for this fragrance oil is 10% when used with vegetable wax or paraffin wax.  We suggest using 2 drops of teal liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  You can also shred a small amount of teal color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil CP Soap ResultsBath and body products that incorporate this incredible scent are perfect, spa-ready projects!  Soap makers can use up to 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap recipes or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show us that soaps made with NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil behave very well!  There is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap discolors to a light lavender tan color with a strong scent retention!  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using teal soap colorant in the amount of your liking.  Remember never to use candle dye in bath and body products as candle dyes are not body safe.

NG Drifting Away Type Fragrance Oil is perfect for creating a plethora of beachy, relaxing products.  Incorporating this scent up to 5% in your recipes can make your bath gels, bath oils, and bath bombs a relaxing staple in your collection.  With a maximum usage of up to 5%, this fragrance oil performs perfectly in homemade perfumes and body sprays, luxurious handmade lotions, and homemade cleaning products.

Oct
09

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil


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Voodoo Love Fragrance OilVoodoo Love Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a unique blend of notes that will have you entranced!  Fall deeply in love with this fragrance as the fresh floral blend rests in your mind.  Your customers will be coming back for more, as Voodoo Love is simply irresistible.  A valued customer fell under the spell of this scent, and writes “I make and sell Soy Candles from home. when i first got Voodoo love in the 1oz size, I wasn’t sure how it would really smell compared to the description of the scent. The description is 100% accurate, and I absolutely love this scent. I started out making a candle for myself with voodoo love, and I’ve since purchased MORE of the scent oil three times, all the way up to a 16oz bottle, customers are loving the scent also. I love that its a soft but sweet scent.”

What Does Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fresh floral blend of jasmine and lily of the valley.  These powerful floral notes are complimented by a strong base of coconut.

How Do Our Customers Use Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil is a spellbinding aroma when used in bath and body products!  Gels and bath oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added. Grow your entire scented product line with this mystifying scent!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using this scent.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap crafters can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap and melt and pour soap recipes.  Unfortunately, this fragrance does not cooperate with cold process soapmaking.  With most of our fragrances, we try to share our controlled results of a test batch of CP soap, but our testing has led us to recommend not using this scent in CP soap.  We do have an extensive collection of melt and pour soap projects, all of which would work well with this scent!    Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil can be used to create mystifying rooms scents!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this shimmering scent in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend using 4 drops of blue liquid candle dye.  You can also shred a small amount of blue color blocks into your melted wax.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.