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Oct
16

Hayride Fragrance

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Hayride FragranceHayride Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What did the hungry horse say to the forgetful farmer? “HAY!!” Hayrides are another hallmark of autumn. Bundle up and load up a wagon full of soft hay, pile everyone in and go for a ride through the countryside! Hayrides often accompany other fun family fall activities such as corn mazes and visits to the pumpkin patch. The Metroparks offer hayrides and a corn maze for the kids at the Carlisle Equestrian Center here in Ohio  during weekends in October (only $1 for tickets). Or, if you’d like the aroma of going on a hayride without having to brave October weather or potentially itchy and pokey hay- fill your home with this fragrance while staying warm inside!

What Does Hayride Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The scent of new mown hay with notes of sweet balsam combined with smooth vetiver and cedarwood giving way to that fresh outdoor country air aroma.

How Do Our Customers Use Hayride Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This funky fall fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this unique aura in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of yellow color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This autumn aroma comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fun farm fragrance in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed perfectly in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and strong scent retention in cured bars. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, so it is unlikely to discolor your bath and body products (no discoloration in CP soap is a good sign, too). Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use yellow soap colorant in the amount that you desire. You’re also welcome to try natural soap colorants for more earthy tones and added skin-nourishing benefits, just be sure to read the page description to see if your soapmaking process will affect the intended color. Never use candle dye in any body products; you’ll end up coloring yourself!

We’ve also got a cute Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe made using Hayride Fragrance Oil. Not made with actual cow pies- don’t worry- this is designed to help you get clean and relax in the tub.

Body products! This special scent performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in body sprays and lotions is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this outdoorsy aroma  in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to make a variety of products using the guidelines above!

Oct
15

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance

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Pleasingly Pumpkin FragrancePleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s time for the autumn season and time for pumpkins! It’s a big ol’ pumpkin party! We’ve even got two famous festivals in Ohio celebrating the orange gourds: The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival and The Circleville Pumpkin Show. Both celebrations boast giant pumpkin contests. The competing pumpkins in Barnesville are so big that conventional scales are too small- the funeral home scale is used instead! Extra spooky! Pumpkins competing for King Pumpkin in Barnesville typically weight over 1400 pounds. The largest pumpkin to date at the Circleville Pumpkin show was almost 2000 lbs. Both festivals feature parades and pageants. If you love pumpkins as much as these folks, then this is the fragrance for you!

What Does Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. An NG Original Scent!

How Do Our Customers Use Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This authentic aroma performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of orange color block into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

We’ve also got an awesome Pinecone Firestarters recipe! You only need pillar of bliss wax, fragrance, candle dye, candle wicks, and pinecones! If you follow the simple instructions closely, you should have great smelling firestarters in no time! Please remember that these are designed to start a fire in your fireplace and are not intended to be used as regular candles. Be sure to adhere to all rules of fireplace safety!

Room scents (no fire needed)! This sweet, true scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and it maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this alluring autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that CP soap made with this fragrance had perfect pour: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and strong scent retention. It did, however, discolor to a chocolate color. This is likely due to the fragrance’s 5% vanillin content. Vanillin has a tendency to discolor bath and body products to varying shades of brown; more vanillin means darker discoloration. In order to combat discoloration due to vanilla, we recommend trying Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Remember- you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never color bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you!

We’ve also got some cute mini-pumpkin molds and jack-o-latern molds for pumpkin-shaped soaps!

Body products (outside of the bath)! This perfectly pumpkin fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products (not for your body)! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this seasonal scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to make a variety of products with this festive fragrance using the guidelines listed above!

Oct
14

Pumpkin Roll Fragrance

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Pumpkin Roll FragrancePumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pumpkin Roll is an amazing dessert generally reserved for Fall time. The whole season is a big ol’ pumpkin party. This delicious treat is made using pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and sugar, then covered in a mix of cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar before being rolled into the shape that gives it its name. The Pumpkin Roll is also the name of an annual class prank played by seniors of Chagrin Falls High School (Ohio) in which they dump pumpkins down Grove Hill (the steepest part of Main Street) and it has evolved to include students sledding down the hill after their pumpkins. This has been an annual tradition since 1969. I personally prefer delicious pumpkin dessert to potentially dangerous pumpkin-related high jinks.

What Does Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Comfort food at its best: sweet sugar pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered onto a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey. Yummy!

Top Notes: Sugar Pumpkin, Orange, Sweet Butter
Mid Notes: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Maple
Base Notes: Vanilla

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This sumptuous scent performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage for this fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 5 drops orange plus 1 drop brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of orange and brown color block into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This freshly-baked fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! This spicy, sweet scent performs well in bath and body products and its maximum usage percentage in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this mouth-watering aroma had a perfect pour in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and strong scent retention after cure. It did, however, discolor to a tan color. This is possibly due to the fragrance’s 2.6% vanillin content. Vanillin may discolor bath and body products to varying shades of brown; the higher the vanillin content, the darker the discoloration. To combat discoloration due to vanilla, try Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Remember, you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use orange and brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never color bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you!

We’ve also got this cute recipe for Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly– perfect for kids and just in time for Halloween! There is no lye involved- so older kids could definitely help with the measuring and mixing of ingredients: melt and pour soap, optiphen, soap colorant, and fragrance– just be sure to be careful not to ingest fragrance- no matter how good it smells! Kids of all ages can help decorate the outside of the jars that will hold the soap. You can make them look like jack-o-lanterns in the picture included with the recipe, or any other fun. spooky Halloween decoration you can imagine!

Body products! This autumn aroma performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum usage percentage in body sprays and lotions is 5%.

Cleaning products (not for your body)! The maximum usage percentage for this seasonal scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create a variety of products using this delicious dessert scent– just be sure to follow the guidelines above!

Oct
13

Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance

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Pumpkin Eggnog FragrancePumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s Autumn and that is the time for pumpkins to shine- and not just the jack-o-lanterns- pumpkin-flavored and -scented products are popping up everywhere this time of year. They seem to be falling out of the sky like the leaves off of trees. But what scent better embodies Fall than a combination of pumpkin and spices? Indulge yourself in everything Autumn with this decadent scent.

What Does Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A magical combination of creamy vanilla custard, fresh pumpkin and apple, hints of cinnamon and clove, with subtle base notes of cedar and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This fall fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this spicy scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 2 drops orange plus a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or a shred a small amount of orange and brown color block into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This delicious scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum usage percentage for this alluring autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed well in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and strong scent retention. It did discolor to a brown color. This is likely due to the 4.66% vanillin content of the fragrance. Vanillin has a tendency to discolor bath and body products, the more vanillin, the darker brown the finished product. You’re welcome to try Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to combat discoloration; you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Maybe you could even split your batch in half- one half with color stabilizer and orange colorant and leave the other the unaltered beautiful brown. What a beautiful swirled soap that would make! Perfect fall colors. Never color bath and body products with candle dye; you’ll end up coloring yourself!

We’ve also got a wonderful recipe for a Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub. You’ll need Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil, Whipped Soap Base, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, Orange Soap Colorant, some jars and lids, and, of course, sugar. If you follow our directions carefully, you’ll have a delicious-smelling scrub that looks like a big jar of pumpkin eggnog with whipped topping. As tempted as you may be- do not eat it! Use it to exfoliate your skin: wet your skin and then gently massage the mixture on the area you wish to target. No need for additional soap- this recipe has soap in it! Be sure to rinse your skin thoroughly afterwards and your skin will feel amazing!

Body products! This seasonal scent performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in body sprays and lotions is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our array of Unscented Bases for an easy way to create a variety of products with this rich aroma- just be sure to follow the guidelines above!

Oct
02

Bermuda Triangle Fragrance

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Bermuda Triangle FragranceBermuda Triangle Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The Bermuda Triangle is the nickname given to the area of the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. It is most famous for legends of ships and planes suddenly vanishing in the area under mysterious circumstances. Sailors have reported strange phenomena in the area, particularly affecting navigation equipment, since the days of Christopher Columbus.  But many authors have embellished alleged occurrences because it makes for a good story. Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble- who doesn’t love a good enigma? (Reported events are extremely interesting to read about if you have the time.) It has since been revealed that the number of incidents that occurred in the Bermuda Triangle are no greater than anywhere else in the Atlantic Ocean, and no mysterious disappearances have been reported since the late 1960s. In light of this news, remember the Bermuda Triangle is located near some ideal vacation destinations- a great place to plan your escape. Disappear from your everyday with this fragrance.

What Does Bermuda Triangle Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance is one you will get lost in! An excellent blend of cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon; with citrus top notes of mandarin, tangerine, grapefruit and lime; with just a hint of juicy McIntosh apples. An NG Original Scent & A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  mandarin, tangerine, grapefruit, lime
Mid Notes: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, apple
Base Notes:  pineapple, cyclamen, violet

How Do Our Customers Use Bermuda Triangle Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This fresh, fruity fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this elusive aroma in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops yellow plus 2 drops orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of yellow and orange color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This vacation fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads, and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. (Don’t forget you can use candle dye to color your aroma beads!)

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this juicy bouquet in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this is a super scent for soaping! No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and very strong scent retention. What more could you ask for? Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use yellow and orange soap colorant in the amount you desire. You can try natural soap colorants, but pay close attention to the descriptions on their corresponding web pages– certain soapmaking processes may alter the intended hue of natural soap colorants. Don’t color your bath and body products with candle dye or it will end up coloring you!

This fun fragrance is also featured in our Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe. Most likely intended to make bath time fun for kids- but, as an adult, I’d have to say I think it looks pretty cool. Relax in the tub and play with DINOSAURS!! You could also fill these bath bombs with tiny plastic boats or planes. If they can mysteriously disappear in the Bermuda Triangle- why not mysteriously appear out of a Bermuda-Triangle-scented dinosaur egg bath bomb?

Body products! This enigmatic aroma performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this mysterious scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Sep
30

Beach Daisies Fragrance

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Beach Daisies FragranceBeach Daisies Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The beach daisy is an adorable little flower known for being a fast-spreading groundcover. It can grow to be up to 18 inches tall and flowers year round in the southern parts of Florida. This plant thrives in mostly dry and even slightly salty environments– ideal for the beach! It even helps keep sand from eroding. Both butterflies and birds are attracted to this beautiful beach bloom.

What Does Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Imagine sweeping yourself away to the beach; where you will smell the aromas of fresh spring flowers and green grass while walking on the warm sands.  Natures Garden’s beach daisies fragrance begins with top notes of Asian lemongrass, dune grass, and daisy petals; followed by middle notes of gardenia bloom, ylang ylang, and clove leaf; sitting on base notes of blond woods, amber sands, and sheer musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This refreshing floral fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is gel wax compatible! This means you can put adorable wax embeds in your gel wax candles; we’ve got a cute retro flowers embed mold and even a daisies embed mold! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this inviting aroma in vegetable waxes and paraffin waxes is 10%. Our coloring suggestions are to use 3 drops of yellow plus a little orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of yellow and orange color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This sunny scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. We’ve got an adorable daisy cookie cutter– ideal for making aroma bead air fresheners

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this alluring aura in bath gels, bath oils, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this vacation fragrance caused acceleration in CP soap, so we recommend soaping this scent at lower temperatures. Otherwise, there was no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and very strong scent retention! Our coloring suggestions are to use yellow and orange soap colorants in the amount that satisfies you. You’re welcome to try natural soap colorants, but pay close attention to the description on the individual pages, some colorants may be affected by different soapmaking processes.

We’ve also got some awesome flower-shaped soap molds: the tried and true flower-shaped mold Bailey uses in our soap testing videos, another marvelous mold for making large retro flowers, a mold for making small retro flowers, and my personal favorite the bite-sized daisy mold. We have a couple of sunflower soap molds as well– beach daisies are often called beach sunflowers, so it works out perfectly!

Body products! This beach scent performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this summer-y scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Sep
25

Banana Nut Bread Fragrance

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Banana Nut Bread FragranceBanana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Every time my mom makes banana nut bread- it’s not long before we’ve eaten it all. To be fair, I eat most of it. It’s absolutely delicious- who could resist the fresh banana and spicy sweet flavor? I’m making myself hungry… This is definitely one of my fragrances. It’s not on my list of favorite fragrances, but picking 10 out of 800+, I was bound to miss some. This delicious bakery scent smells just like the real thing. (There’s even a recipe for banana nut bread on the fragrance oil page–click the picture or the blog title to go there!)

What Does Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil from Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly baked banana nut bread. Not too nutty, with plenty of creamy, ripened banana.  Not surprisingly, this is A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  ripe banana, orange zest, cardamom
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, nutmeg, clove
Base Notes:  vanilla extract, baked bread, crushed pecan

How Do Our Customers Use Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil?

Creating captivating candles! This freshly baked fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this sweet, spicy scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestion for candles is to use 2 drops yellow plus a tiny bit* of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of yellow and even smaller amount of brown color block into your melted wax. *It may help to dip the tip of a toothpick into your dye and use that to add a tiny amount of brown to your wax. Anyway, remember not to color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Inventing inviting room scents! This delicious dessert scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this banana bakery aroma in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Setting up sumptuous soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this authentic, appetizing aroma in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fresh banana bread fragrance caused slight acceleration of CP soap, but no ricing, no separation, and nice, strong scent retention. Cured bars discolored to a brown color. This is possibly due to the 3.31% vanillin content of the fragrance; vanillin can cause shades of brown discoloration in bath and body products- the more vanillin, the darker the brown. If you’d like to combat discoloration, you’re welcome to try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer– designed to correct discoloration due to vanilla content. Our soap coloring recommendations are to use yellow and brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. You’re also welcome to try natural soap colorants– but be mindful of the information listed on their pages, some soap processes may affect the intended color of your finished product. Also- never use candle dye in bath and body products- or you’ll end up coloring yourself!

Designing delectable body products! This fresh bakery fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes, and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Lastly, they construct pretty-smelling cleaning products. The maximum recommended usage percentage of this sweet and spicy scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Sep
19

Balsam Fragrance

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Balsam FragranceBalsam Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Balsam fir trees, native to northern North America, are evergreen trees that thrive in cooler environments. You may know them better as… CHRISTMAS TREES. That’s right, balsam fir trees are your seasonal superhero’s secret identity. It takes about a decade for these trees to reach ideal Christmas tree height- 6 or 7 feet- but they can live to be up to 200 years old and grow up to 60 feet in height. Can you imagine how many presents would fit under that tree?!

What Does Balsam Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fresh pine balsam aroma is great for Christmas time, or all year round. Use by itself, or for mixing creative new scents for your line.

How Do Our Customers Use Balsam Fragrance Oil?

They design delightful decorative candles! Balsam Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable and paraffin waxes is 10%. Our coloring suggestion for candles made with this wonderful pine scent are to use 4 drops green plus a little black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax. Black candle colorant only comes in liquid candle dye. Please remember that our liquid candle dyes are VERY CONCENTRATED and as someone who likes to mix colors for painting and various craft applications, let me tell you that you only need a tiny amount of black color to make something darker. Itty bitty tiny little bit of black. You can always add more, but I recommend using the tip of a toothpick, dipping it in your dye, and then dipping it in your wax. Also- never use crayons to color your candles; it’ll clog the wick.

They scent rooms without using wax! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fresh fir fragrance in incense and potpourri is 50%. It came across nice and strong in aroma beads. You could also modify our Glamour Aroma Bead Air Freshener Recipe, use Balsam Fragrance Oil instead of I’m Too Sexy Fragrance Oil and use Christmas-tree-shaped (or any Christmas shape your heart desires) cookie cutters to make cute little Christmas ornaments! Remember, though, that once you use baking tools to make a recipe with fragrance oils, do not use them again in cooking applications. Even minute residue from your recipe could make you sick if you eat it. Set your fragrance fun equipment aside from you cooking equipment; better safe than sorry!

They also invent amazing bath and body products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this simply spectacular scent in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 3.5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this amazing aroma performed perfectly in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and very, very strong scent retention. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0% so it is unlikely to discolor your bath and body products. Our coloring suggestions are to use green and black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. (Don’t forget what I said above about using black in a color mix!) We’ve also got some natural soap colorants that you’re welcome to try! We’ve got a handful of natural green soap colorants, and for black: activated charcoal. Be sure to read the pages on the powders- some soapmaking processes may affect the intended color of your soap. (You can also read-up on the nutrients and other benefits of these natural colorants!)

Check out our Christmas tree soap molds for festive holiday soapmaking!

They create body products for outside of the bath! This fresh pine aroma performs perfectly in perfumes, and the maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body-sprays is 3.5%.

They even come up with cool cleaning products. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fragrance in cleaning products is 3.5%.

 

Sep
18

Autumn Woods Fragrance

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Autumn Woods FragranceAutumn Woods Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s almost Autumn and I am elated! Fall is by far my favorite season. One of the best things about this (soon-to-be) time of year is the changing colors and falling of the leaves. And what’s better than taking a walk through the woods on a brisk autumn day? I love the crunch, crunch, crunch of the leaves underneath my feet. It’s also easier to breath. Take a deep breath of that cool, crisp autumn air and you basically have this fantastic fall fragrance!

What Does Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance is a walk in the woods with the smell of crisp leaves under foot and fresh pine with berries falling off the trees.

Top Notes:  Lemon, Orange, Lime, Blackberries
Mid Notes:  Carnation, Rose, Muguet
Base Notes: Pine, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Eucalyptus leaves

How Do Our Customers Use Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil?

All kinds of creative ways! Firstly, they make delightful decorative candles. This earthy aura performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 4 drops of yellow plus 1 drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of yellow and brown color block into your melted wax. As cool and creative as it may sound, do NOT color your candles with crayons–it will clog the wick!

Secondly, they make some super room scents. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this full-bodied fragrance in incense and potpourri is 50%. This autumn aroma comes across nice and strong in aroma beads. We’ve also got an awesome Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe made with Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil, cute little leaf molds, and shiny gold mica pigment! A beautiful fall decoration that exudes a wonderful scent.

If you’d like to do some autumn-cleaning, the maximum recommended usage percentage for this seasonal scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Thirdly, bath and body products! The maximum recommended usage percentage in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this complex accord results in no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and nice, strong scent retention. It discolors CP soap to a tan color. This is possibly due to the 1.84% vanillin content of the fragrance. Vanillin has the tendency to discolor bath and body products. If you’d prefer, you can try to combat this with Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, but please remember you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use yellow and brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. You can also try natural soap colorants for some truly earthy tones, but pay close attention to the information on the page- some soapmaking processes can alter the desired color of your final soap. Experimenting is always okay! But never color your bath and body products with candle colorants- that is one experiment to avoid.

And finally, body products outside of the bath! This fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body-sprays it 3.95%.

Wear this fragrance on your body or use it to fill rooms with scent- you will certainly feel all the fragrant fun of fall!

Sep
12

My First Attempt at Soapmaking

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Enji Natures GardenHi, I’m Katie from Nature’s Garden. (That’s me and Enji!) We’ve got a great team here, and my role largely involves writing fragrance blogs and rendering videos. I’ve been working here for a little over two months, and I’ve watched Bailey make a LOT of soap (you can, too, if you click that link)! Until I started working here, I had very little knowledge of soapmaking (and I still have a LOT to learn), but you bet your bippy I like crafts of all kinds, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap. This past weekend, a friend asked me to house-sit and I had a rare opportunity: an entire kitchen at my disposal. (I live with my folks, two teenage siblings, and a large puppy [keep reading for pic], so the kitchen can be a little crowded.) On Friday, I frantically purchased soapmaking supplies from our store, and soon after started my first foray into melt-and-pour.

Katie’s Impulsive Orange Soap

Truthfully, I don’t trust myself with anything too potentially hazardous. While I’ve read all about lye safety and its proper handling, I still don’t trust my clumsy self. Melt and pour seemed to be the way to go. We use mango butter in our cold process soap-testing recipe because of its moisturizing properties, so I decided to buy some Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap.

Natures Garden Reed Diffuser KitOn a separate note, I am absolutely obsessed with Blood Orange Essential Oil. Pictured to the right is the reed diffuser that sits in my office, filled with blood orange essential oil (and reed diffuser baseReed diffuser kits come plain- I just painted mine to match the workplace). It smells insanely amazing and its considered aromatherapy benefits are as a stimulant and an anti-depressant (an aphrodisiac, too, but that’s not important at work). IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS IN BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS: Citrus fruits contain compounds designed to help them absorb sunlight to ripen. Citrus essential oils are likely to increase the photosensitivity- or sensitivity to sunlight- of your skin. I’m already as white as ghost, so I need to be especially careful not to use this soap on body parts that will see a lot of sun. I already get sunburnt pretty easily, and overuse of citrus essential oil on sun-exposed skin can lead to a type of super-sunburn. No thank you.

My idea quickly became centered around making an energizing soap with mango butter melt and pour and blood orange essential oil- but what else? I looked up natural soap colorantsOrange Peel Powder, rich with vitamins and a citrus aroma, seemed like an obvious addition, and for extra orange color, I included skin-nourishing Carrot Powder and cleansing Red Moroccan Clay Powder. Let me remind you again that I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing. –Since I was a kid, I’ve loved making my own recipes. Even if they were terrible. I once put cinnamon squares cereal in a bowl with ripped up bread and orange soda pop. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine anyone ate it. (I’m not sure how those fragrances would smell together, either.)– But no one’s going to eat this soap, so I figured I couldn’t go too terribly wrong, right?

To recap, here’s my recipe (and a picture of me and my dog for fun):

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap – 1lb
Blood Orange Essential Oil – ~32 drops
Orange Peel Powder – 2 tbsp
Carrot Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Moroccan Clay Powder – 1 tbsp

Other Supplies:

Knife
Cutting board
Scale
Stove
Small sauce pan
Glass 2-cup Measuring Container with spout
Water
Tbsp measuring spoon
Small bowl
Whisk
Stainless steel spoon
Disposable pipettes
Bite-sized daisies mold

Making it:

First, gotta cut up those lil melt and pour squares. I cut my soap along the lines laid out and then I cut those pieces into halves or even quarters for faster melting. You can use a microwave, but I wanted more time to add my herbs and oil so I used the double boiler method to melt my mango butter base (or something very similar- I just googled “double boiler method” and that’s not exactly what I did. Oops.) In the little bowl I mixed 1 tbsp of each of my powders with the whisk, being sure to break up carrot powder clumps. Once my soap base was good and melt-y, I stirred in my powders and began mixing with a whisk. Shortly thereafter I used a pipette to add my blood orange essential oil. I didn’t measure this one out exactly, but a friend suggested I use no more than a few drops of essential oil per ounce of base, so initially I went with about 1 drop/oz. It didn’t smell orange-y enough to me,Impulsive-Orange-Two so I added an extra tbsp of orange peel powder and upped my essential oil to 2 drops/oz base. Once I got my batter thoroughly mixed, I poured it into that *cute little flower mold,* very messily, I might add, and very carefully laid the filled molds on paper towels on a flat shelf in the fridge. I waited a while for them to set up, at least a half hour, and then popped them out and put them in a zip-seal bag. THEY SMELL GREAT. I cannot get over how much I love this soap. I have never smelled anything like it before- it’s orange-y and herbal-y and the soap turned out to be a tan-orange color- and I LOVE IT.

But melt and pour comes in two pound slabs.. so what did I do with the other pound?

Bacon-SoapBACON SOAP

This one was more simple and scientific. One pound = 16 oz.  and (16 x 0.05 = 0.8). I measured out 0.8 oz Bacon Fragrance Oil and.. I’m not sure sure how much Red Moroccan Clay Powder I used.. maybe 3 or 4 tbsp? But I used the same melt and pour method described above and ended up with a pound of bacon soap! Woohoo! Be sure to keep this soap away from your puppy- he might mistake them for treats- they are bite-sized and they smell like bacon. Though honestly, my goofy dog will try to eat anything.

I can’t wait to create another soap recipe with herbs and essential oils!