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Jul
16

Kismet Fragrance Oil

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Kismet Fragrance OilKismet Fragrance Oil -Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Kismet Fragrance Oil is natural earth scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a skillful combination citrus fruits, fresh lavender, and earthy scents create a scent that will make you feel closer to our glorious planet earth. Our customers use this earthy fragrance oil homemade room scenting recipes and handmade bath and body recipes.

What Does Kismet Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

With this fragrance oil by Natures Garden…It’s fate!  Beginning with fresh top notes of sweet orange and lavender;  followed by a sleek woody blend of patchouli, incense and golden amber embracing the heart and soul inside oneself.

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

First, our customers can use this earthy fruit and flower fragrance oil to create their own room scenting products. Potpourri and incense recipes can use a maximum of 50% of this scented oil. Household cleaning products can use up to a recommend 5% of this scent in the formulation. Also, we found the fragrance oil’s scent remained strong in aroma beads.

Additionally, this Natures Garden fragrance oil can be used in candle making and wax melts recipes. Any candle recipes including this earthy scent using vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this oil. Customers using our Pillar of Bliss or Joy Wax have found this is a perfect fragrance oil. Also, the scent will remain nice and strong in candle products that are made with 100% soy wax. If you want to add color to your candle products, then we suggest using either color blocks or liquid candle dye.  When using liquid, we suggest four drops of green candle dye along with one drop of brown. For color blocks, our recommendation is a small amount of shredded green color block with brown color block. These suggestions are based on a four pound batch of wax.

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

Our customers create homemade bath and body products beautifully with this blended fragrance. Bath gels, bath oils, soaps, lotions, and other bath and body products can be created using a maximum of 5% oil. Also, this fragrance oil will perform perfectly in perfumes, using a maximum fragrance oil concentration of 5%.

Furthermore, this sweet and earthy fragrance oil can be used to create cp soap, melt and pour soap, and hot process soap. For instance, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown this scent is perfect in soaps using this method. As a result, a batch containing Kismet scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will maintain a strong scent and the bar not have any discoloration. When coloring bath and body products, then we suggest using green liquid soap dye in an amount that you desire. Remember, never use candle dye in any body products.

Kismet Fragrance Oil Bath Melts RecipeFinally, if you happen to be looking for bath and body recipes that uses our Kismet Fragrance Oil, then try out our Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe. This recipe provides you with a great step by step instructions that assist you in the creation of delightful homemade bath melts that smell fabulous!

Jul
13

Jack Frost Fragrance Oil

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Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is a jolly holiday scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a perfect candy like blend of fresh peppermint and sweet vanilla that forms a wonderful winter time scent. Not only do our customers use this peppermint fragrance oils for their Christmas candles and soaps, some even use it year round. Our Jack Frost scent also happens to be one of my personal favorites fragrances! Make sure you check this one out, you will not be disappointed!

What Does Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy.

How Do Our Customers Use Jack Frost Fragrance Oil?

Bath and body products that include this wonderful winter fragrance oil will perform well. Your homemade recipes for bath and body products can use a maximum of 5% for this scent. Also, this scent will perform perfectly in perfumes, as long as there is a fragrance oil concentration of no more than 5%. Furthermore, this minty scent can be used to create soaps through a variety of different methods. For example, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results revealed that this scent is great for creating soap using this method. Not only does adding this scent provide a perfect pour, but this batch will have other preferable qualities too. A batch containing this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will have a very strong fresh and clean mint scent and the bar will discolor to a brown color. Due to the 2% concentration of vanillin, adding vanilla white stabilizer may prevent some of the discoloration from occurring. However, there are more than forty ingredients that are used in fragrance manufacturing that could potentially contribute to discoloration in the final product. While we suggest not adding color to bath and body product containing this scent, you can use any color of soap colorant to achieve your desired hue.

Our customers can use this peppermint fragrance oil to create a wide variety of great room scenting products. Potpourri and incense can be formulated with a maximum of up 50% for this fragrance oil. Any household cleaning products can be created using no more than 5% of this scent in their recipe. Additionally, the fragrance oil’s scent will remain nice and strong in aroma bead products. Moreover, candle creations can be made using this sweet minty fragrance oil. Any candle products that are made with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and wow wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Also, the scent will remain nice and strong in candle products made of soy wax. While we recommend not using colorants for candle creations containing this scent,you can use any color of either liquid candle dye or a shredded color block to achieve your desired hue.  Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Potpourri RecipeJack Frost Fragrance Oil Scented Play DoughIf you’re looking for a creative craft recipe, then check out either our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe or our Scented Play Dough Recipe.  You will have a blast making both of these projects that use our Jack Frost Fragrance Oil!

 

 

Jun
03

Grape Fragrance Oil

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Grape Fragrance OilGrape Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Grape Fragrance Oil is a sweet fruit scent by Nature Garden.  This true straight grape aroma will keep your customers coming back for more.  One of our fabulous customers reviewed our Grape Fragrance Oil and said, “I had a customer request a grape scent for a shop she owns. I found this grape fragrance and thought I’d give it a try after reading the other reviews. All I can say is WOW, the candles smelled wonderful. The customer was sooo pleased she bought all the candles after burning the first and now has her customers inquiring about the grape candles. Thanks for carrying such an awesome fragrance.”  You definitely want to get this one right away!

What Does Grape Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a strong, sweet and sour grape aroma. Great by itself or use for mixing other complex fragrances.

How Do Our Customers Use Grape Fragrance Oil?

Our customers can use this great grape fragrance oil in a variety of bath and body products that will perform well. First of all, bath gels and bath oils can be created with this fruity scent at a maximum usage rate of 5%. Perfumes and lotions can be created using 5% of this scent, as well, with perfumes performing perfectly.  Additionally, various methods of soap making can use this sweet and sour fragrance oil to make great smelling soaps. One such soap making method that could incorporate this fragrance well is cold process soap making. In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that our Grape Fragrance Oil will perform fairly well in soap. Although there is some slight acceleration, there will be no ricing and no separation. The final product will discolor to an apricot color with a very strong scent retention. Although Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can prevent discoloration in certain cases, this fragrance oil doesn’t have a vanillin content meaning that this discoloration is due to other ingredients that Vanilla White can’t influence. If you wish to add color to your bath and body products, we suggest using purple liquid soap dye along with blue liquid soap dye in an amount that you desire.  Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products.

Our customers can include this fruity fragrance oil in any of their room scents. Room scent products, such as potpourri and incense, can use up to 50% of this scent. Also, bath oils and bath gels can use up to 5% of this fragrance for bath and body products. Additionally, this fragrance performs nice and strong in aroma beads. Further, homemade cleaning products can use up to 5% of this scent.

Candles can use up to 10% of this sweet and sour fragrance oil in products that include vegetable waxes and paraffin wax. Also, Joy Wax and WOW wax can include this scent and perform perfectly. Further, soy wax that use this scent are nice and strong. If you wish to add color to your candle creations, then we recommend five drops violet liquid candle dye along with three drops blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded violet color block along with blue color block for every four pounds of wax.  Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Grape Fragrance Oil Spider Venom RecipeIf you are looking for an interesting and creative idea for this fragrance oil, then feel free to check out this interesting idea compliments of Natures Garden! Our Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe is a great bath time recipe utilizing melt and pour soap.  Create this jelly soap recipe kids who love bugs, perfect for Halloween, or anyone who just loves the smell of fresh grapes.

 

Mar
31

Citronella Fragrance Oil

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Citronella Fragrance OilCitronella Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summertime is almost here, the time of year that we all want to be outside soaking up some warm sunshine.   We all love the gorgeous weather.  Maybe you are having a cookout, bonfire, camping, or just enjoying a peaceful night relaxing on the porch swing .  Then, out of nowhere those pesky mosquitoes come along to ruin your good time.  When the weather gets warm these party crashers come out in droves!  Well, Nature’s Garden has the perfect solution, Citronella Fragrance Oil!  You can put it in a candle, lotion, or even a body spray.  Our citronella scent will be a great addition to any of you homemade craft recipes.

What Does Citronella Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of a wild Indonesian Herb used to keep bugs away.

Top Notes:  chamomile
Mid Notes: citronella, rose, jasmine, lily
Base Notes: pine

How Do Our Customers Use Citronella Fragrance Oil?

There are a variety of craft recipes that can be created using our citronella scent.  First, many of our customers use Citronella Fragrance Oil in their homemade lotions, creams and body sprays.  Our maximum recommended usage rate for these type of products is 5%.  Room scenters can use up to 50% in homemade potpourri, reed diffusers, oil burners, and incense projects.  Of course, strongly scented aroma beads can also be created.

Candle crafters can add up to 10% of our Citronella Fragrance Oil in their homemade candle or wax tart recipes when using a paraffin wax or vegetable wax.  If you would like to color your candles or homemade tarts we suggest dying it green.  You can use two drops of green Spectrum Liquid Candle dye per four pounds.   If color blocks are more up your alley,  you can shred a small amount of a green color block into your melted wax.  Since we are often asked about using crayons as a candle colorant, crayons should not be used as a replacement for candle dyes in your candles.  They will clog your wick.  Gel wax is not compatible with our straight citronella scent.  However, if you are wanting to make a citronella candle using get wax, try our Lime Citronella Fragrance Oil.

Those making soap can use this citronella fragrance oil at a maximum recommendation of 5% to create wonderfully scented handcrafted soaps.  It can be used in cold process soap, hot process, or melt and pour soaps.  Our cold process soap testing results for this citronella scent found no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration after cure.  It maintains a good scent retention.  When making other other bath and body products such as bath oils, bath bombs, and bath gels, we have found our Citronella Fragrance Oil works great when using a maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil.  To color body products we recommend that you use green soap colorant in the amount to achieve the shade that satisfies you. Never use candle dye in any body products.

 

Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

How have we at Nature’s Garden used our Citronella Fragrance Oil?  We have created this soy candle recipe just for you!  When you are ready to get started, here is our simple and free Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe to help repel those bothersome mosquitoes.

 

Feb
10

China Rain Fragrance

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China Rain FragranceChina Rain Fragrance– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

China Rain Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a very refreshing and clean scent.  This strong aroma will remind you of  warm spring showers. It seems that many of our customers cannot get enough of the fresh air aroma in their homemade candles and bath and body products.  This is a best-selling fragrance that is loved and adored by both women and girls, china rain is quickly becoming many of our customer’s favorite fragrance.  It has been a winning aroma in both the categories of spa and green scents, China Rain scent does not disappoint.  It has a calming, sweet, and relaxing aroma, this spa fragrance is a perfect.  A fabulous fresh and green scent that is elegant, this wonderful aroma has been highly recommended by our customers for all homemade craft projects.  If you are looking for strong spa like fragrance with a crisp airy scent, China Rain fragrance is what you need!

What does China Rain Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was highly requested! A truly refreshing, clean aroma with top notes of fresh rose petals, middle notes of wisteria and cyclamen, bottom notes of sandalwood and vanilla.  A Best Seller!

How do our customers use China Rain Fragrance Oil?

For homemade candle crafts and homemade room scenting projects this relaxing scent is a huge hit.  Our customers use this fresh fragrance oil in their homemade candles using PIllar of Bliss wax, WOW wax, Joy wax, and 100% soy wax.  This clean, refreshing scent has an amazing cold or hot scent throw.  You can color your candles with either our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or our Color Blocks.  We recommend coloring your candles or wax tarts using 2 drops of green plus a small amount of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a blue and a green color block into your melted wax. There are a variety of other room scenting ideas for our China Rain Fragrance Oil.  It has been used in Smelly Jelly Crystals, oil diffusers, air fresheners, electric burners, and aroma beads.

As far as bath and body products, the recommended usage rate for this fresh scent is 5%.  Our customers use this scent in their homemade melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, hair conditioners, body scrubs, body sprays, lotions, and body butters.  All having a nice strong and lasting scent.  And, for those of you that are cold process soap makers, this refreshing scent is strong.  Our cp soap testing results found that this fragrance oil had a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration, and a strong scent retention.  Our coloring recommendations for China Rain Fragrance Oil are to use blue and green soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never use candle dye in any body products.

Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeIf you are interested in a unique Natures Garden recipe using this clean scent, please click on this link to view the Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe.

 

Feb
02

Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance

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Chocolate Lovers Type FragranceChocolate Lovers Type Fragrance – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ah love is in the air! With Valentines Day right around the corner how could it not be? It’s officially the time of year for romance, intimacy, and best of all chocolate! Natures Garden’s Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect scent for this holiday that is as sugary sweet as your sweetheart.

What Does Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fusion of lemon, orange, bergamot and mandarin, lily of the valley and coriander emerged with unmistakable notes of sweet chocolate, along with warm vanilla and musk.

Top Notes: bergamot, orange, lemon, mandarin
Mid Notes:  lily of the valley, honeysuckle, coriander
Base Notes:  chocolate, vanilla, musk, cashmere woods

How Do Our Customers Use Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil?

Various homemade products can be made using this scrumptious scent, including perfumes, lotions, and cleaners. Perfumes will perform perfectly when using this chocolate fragrance. Both perfumes and lotions can use a maximum of 5%. Cleaning products made with this chocolate scent can use no more than 4.3% of fragrance.

Homemade candles and room scents can be created using this romantic fragrance. Incense, potpourri, and reed diffusers are all room scents that can use up to 50% of this fragrance oil. Also, aroma beads will have a nice, strong performance with this scent. Lovely hand crafted candles containing vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can be made using up to 10% of this fragrance. Soy waxjoy wax, and wow wax have all been found to perform perfectly with this scent. Further, it is nice and strong in soy wax. We recommend that you use five drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you could shred a small amount of brown color block into the melted candle wax. Please note that crayons are not a viable substitute for a candle colorant as they will clog your wick.

Fabulous bath and body products can be created with Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil. Bath gels and bath oils will perform well with a fragrance concentration of 5% or less. Homemade soap crafters can use this scent in a variety of products, such as melt and pour soap or cold process soap. Regardless, the fragrance concentration we recommend for any soap recipe should be no more than 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that Natures Garden’s Chocolate Lovers Type scent worked very well! Adding the fragrance to our soap recipe resulted in no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The bar will have a good scent retention and discolor to a milk chocolate hue. This discoloration is partially due to a vanillin content of 8.75% and will likely be counteracted by adding our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. However, there are more than forty ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products as well. So, the bar may not become entirely white after adding the stabilizer, but it should still produce a lighter color in the bar. For coloring we recommend using brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

Chocolate-Dipped-Bath-Zizzies

Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate this chocolate scent into your homemade crafts? Why not try our Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe!  This is a recipe any chocolate lover is sure to appreciate.

Dec
18

Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance

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Blue Raspberry Slushie FragranceBlue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden will have you sitting on the porch reminiscing about the good ole days when the ice-cream truck would drive right up to your house as you ran out to greet him anxiously awaiting the blue snow cone.  A little known fact, blue raspberry is a popular flavoring for candy, soft drinks, syrups, and snack foods. This delicious taste comes from the Rubus leucodermis, which is commonly known as the “whitebark raspberry” or “blue raspberry” because when ripe, this delectable fruit turns to a blue-black color hue.

What Does Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Remember the blue raspberry snow-cones you enjoyed as a child?  How about those fabulous blue raspberry slushies that can still be enjoyed at most movie theaters?  This fragrance captures the aroma of ripened raspberries, sugary cotton candy, and the effervescence of crushed ice.  This trip back to childhood truly smells good enough to eat…but better not.

Top:  Raspberries
Mid:  Peaches, Strawberries
Base:  Cotton Candy, crushed ice

How Do Our Customers Use Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil?

Crafters who are into making your own homemade soaps, the maximum recommended usage rate is 5%.  When making your handmade bath and body products such as bath oils, bath gels, and lotions, this blue raspberry fragrance oil performs well.  For homemade perfumes the maximum usage is also 5% and it performs perfectly.  Cold process soap testing results  shows that there was no acceleration and no ricing.  However, it does separate slightly, but will reabsorb.  It pours perfectly while retaining a strong scent.  The vanillin content for Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil is 1.5% and it does discolor to a tan.  Fragrances containing vanillin may discolor soap.  Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to a vanillin content.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance oil manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of bath and body products.

Homemade candles will have a maximum recommended usage rate of 10%.  Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  Using Natures Garden’s pillar of bliss wax, you can create homemade candle wax tarts as the scent is nice and strong.

Color is key!  Can you get your candle, soap, or other bath and body products as blue as your tongue after drinking an infamous blue raspberry slushie?   A color suggestion for homemade soaps, bath gels, bath oils, and lotions is to use blue soap colorant in the amount that you are satisfied with.  Never use candle dye in any body products.  For candles, we suggest the following color ideas; 2 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of blue color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

For cleaning products for the home, the maximum recommended usage rate is 5% When creating products like incense and potpourri the maximum usage rate for this wonderful Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil is 50%.  In aroma beads, diffusers, potpourri and incense this fun whimsical scent is nice and strong.

To start bringing back those childhood memories today, go to Natures Garden’s web site and type “blue raspberry slushie into the search bar and place your order today.

 

Oct
07

Harvest Moon Fragrance

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Harvest Moon FragranceHarvest Moon Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. It’s big and bright, and it seems like there is a full moon for multiple nights in a row. It’s also the name of a new movie debuting on the Hallmark Channel this Saturday, October 10th, at 9/8c. Harvest Moon is about a recently bankrupt city girl who finds herself working on a pumpkin farm- with a handsome ranch handler, no less. In an attempt to regain her riches, she ends up creating an amazing line of pumpkin-based skincare products. This movie inspired Sophie Uliano (of the Hallmark Channel) to make vitamin-rich pumpkin massage candles using Nature’s Garden products on Hallmark’s Home & Family Show. She also shares recipes for a Pumpkin Latte Scrub and a Pumpkin Papaya Peel. Why not pamper yourself with these pumpkin products while watching Harvest Moon on the Hallmark Channel? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday night!

What Does Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Who says you can’t mix uncommon fragrance notes and come up with a work of art?  Harvest Moon fragrance is a true masterpiece: beginning with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple, followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus, and well-rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglas fir, cedar, and white musk.  An NG Original Fragrance & A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This full-bodied 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 little wax embeds in your gel wax candles: small leaves perfect for fall or pumpkins for fans of the Harvest Moon movie. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this complex accord in vegetable and paraffin waxes is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 5 drops orange plus 2 drops brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or a shred a small amount orange and brown color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles; 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 fall fragrance in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this refreshing fragrance caused acceleration of trace, but no ricing, and no separation. The scent retention was very strong. The cured bars discolored to a lavender color. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, so its discoloration of soap is likely due to one of the other 40 ingredients that may contribute to discoloration in bath and body products. I personally think it’s a very pretty purple- check out the picture in the soap testing video results or on the fragrance oil page. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Don’t use candle dye in body products or you’ll color yourself!

Body products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fresh fragrance in lotions and body sprays is 3%. It was found to perform perfectly in perfumes.

Cleaning products (not for your body)! The maximum recommended 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, just be sure to follow the guidelines above when using this full-bodied fall fragrance!

Jul
29

Weird Scents and Unique Fragrances

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natures garden, weird scentsWeird Scents and Unique Fragrances: Katie Smells

We’ve got weird scents to smell and fun fragrances to sniff as far as the eye can see (as far as the nose can.. breathe..?). As you may remember from a previous post, I have smelled them all. I already told you about my top ten favorite scents (more or less) and now I bring to you some of the Weird Scents and Unique Fragrances of Nature’s Garden.

weird scents, dill pickleDill Pickle – An NG Original!

Smells just like a pickle. I’m particular to the sweet variety of pickles myself- sweet on sweet pickles- but I cannot deny that this smells just like a dill pickle. Fun fact, I did not learn until embarrassingly late in life that pickles are just pickled cucumbers. We’ve got all kinds of cucumber fragrances if you’re interested in the lil green things BEFORE they’re pickled. I’m really not sure what else to say about this fragrance. Buy it for the dill pickle enthusiast in your life!

weird scents, garden dirtGarden Dirt – An NG Original!

Why you would want to smell like garden dirt is beyond me, but this fragrance oil smells exactly like that. Maybe you’re a gardener and you want to come in from gardening and wash your hands of the dirt, but retain the smell..? Maybe you want to make a candle that smells like garden dirt so your whole house can smell like your garage or a home improvement store? Or trick outdoor plants into growing inside your house? Cover yourself in the smell of garden dirt to more easily make friends with wild plants? Eh????

weird scents, hayrideHayride

Does not smell like horse poop! When I initially saw the bottle for hayride, I was nervous because I generally associate horses with a stinky smell. But here’s the thing- on a hayride- the horses just keep walking- so you don’t have to smell any droppings they may leave behind! Just stay away from the horse. Compare this fragrance to a horse-drawn hayride through the crisp fall air and you won’t even be able to tell the difference. You can smell the fresh hay.

weird scents, leather jacketLeather Jacket

It really does smell like a brand new leather jacket. I’ve never owned a brand new leather jacket- I got my mom’s hand-me-down from when she was Sandy in Grease in her high school production- but I’ve walked into stores where they are selling new leather and stuck my face in to smell that smell. Smells good. Makes me wanna join a greaser gang and sing “Summer Lovin’.” (Those dudes were crazy to wear leather jackets in the summer; get the smell without the unnecessary extra body heat!)

weird scents, moneyMoney – An NG Original!

Money can’t buy happiness, but you can use your money to buy our Money Fragrance Oil. Insert lyrics to your favorite song about money here. My personal favorite is Say Anything’s Punk Goes Crunk cover of ODB’s “Baby, I Got Your Money.” Most of the lyrics are explicit but I can say “Baby, I got your money; don’t you worry.” And we do! We’ve got the fragrance oil you need to make your house/hands/body smell like you’re made of money. Spend a little money now and you’ll be able to trick people into thinking you have all the money in the world! (Or that you’re a banker! Or that you work at a mint!)

weird scents, new carNew Car Scent

Don’t you wish you could bottle that new car smell? Here it is- another one of those fragrances where you spend a lil money on a bottle of oil to feel rich beyond your wildest dreams! (That may be an overreaction but I’m 23 and I’ve never had a new car in my life. This is my first ‘real job,’ and I am smelling the heck out of it.) And guess what? We’ve got a recipe for a room spray that you can use to freshen your car and make it smell like new! Trick the dealership into thinking you’re still under warranty!

weird scents, peanut butter cookiePeanut Butter Cookie

What’s weird about a peanut butter cookieI don’t know, dear reader, but something about this scent just really pulled me in. We’ve got plenty of other bakery fragrances, but this is our only fragrance with peanut butter. And it really smells just like a peanut butter cookie. Boring, I know, I say that for every entry, but that’s why they’re on this list. You walk up to our fragrance bar, see the name of a scent, go “whaa?” pick it up, and it smells just like the real thing. It’s weird. Peanut butter cookie!

weird scents, colaweird scents, buttered popcornButtered Popcorn and Cola

These are actually two separate fragrance oils: Buttered Popcorn and Cola. I put them together because they emulate the experience of going to the movies. You can’t really have popcorn without a drink–your mouth would get all dry and salty. Yuck. How can you enjoy the movie when you’re thirsty? Plus, you get the sweet taste of the cola and the salty, buttery taste of the popcorn. What a great combination! (I personally prefer rootbeer, but cola seems to have more appeal to a mass audience.) Don’t eat fragrance oil; make your home smell like a concession stand!

weird scents, whole wheat breadWhole Wheat Bread

Trying to smell like you’re eating healthier? Then our Whole Wheat Bread Fragrance Oil is for you!  Or maybe you wanna combine fragrances to create a sandwich scent. Here you go; here’s the bread. We’ve got five other breadrelated fragrances (including Gingerbread if you count that as a bread), but this one takes the cake.. er.. loaf. The others are sweet, fruity* breads and this is just straight up whole wheat. (*Zucchini is a fruit- I looked it up.)

weird scents, baconBacon

That’s right, I’m putting it in another list; bacon. Sweet, savory bacon. Did you really think I could make it through talking about interesting, unique, smells-like-the-real-thing fragrances without mentioning my beloved bacon? We’ve got a tomato leaf corriander fragrance, if you want to use it with bacon and whole wheat bread fragrances to make a BLT fragrance. Oh, bacon. You understand me. And ya smell so good! We’ve got an awesome recipe for bacon candles. BACON!

Thanks for reading!

You really didn’t have to, but I appreciate it immensely. Weird scents is subjective- maybe your idea of weird is different. Come smell with us if you feel so inclined; we’ve got over 800 fragrances!

weird scents, unique fragrances

Jul
08

What is Trace in Soap Making?

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What is trace in soap makingWhat is Trace in Soap Making?

What is trace? Baby, don’t blend me; don’t stir me, just pour. Trace is when you’ve reached emulsion- your oils are blended with your lye mixture and are no longer capable of separating. How can you tell when your mixture is at trace? The easiest way is to use your stirring utensil: hold it a few inches above your mixing container and move it back and forth. If the soap batter dripping off the stirring utensil leaves little lines that sit on top of the mixture in the bowl- that’s trace. It can be difficult to capture in photographs, but you’ll know it when you see it in motion.

heavy traceSo I reach trace and that’s it? Well, yes and no. There are different degrees of trace, but the important thing to remember is that once a mixture has reached trace- it’s only going to continue to solidify from there. Light trace is considered the bare minimum. Light trace is helpful when you’re looking to make swirls or other designs that require easily pourable, almost-liquid soap. Moderate trace is in the goopmiddle and means you’re ready to pour your soap into the mold. Heavy trace is when your soap gets thick. The picture above shows heavy trace. A soap batter at heavy trace is resistant to change shape and almost impossible to pour into a mold. Heavy trace may result in the need to scoop your soap into the mold, seen in the photo on the left. Not a pretty sight. Work quickly to ensure the soap does not set before you are ready.

What Causes Different Levels of Trace?

Trace can be affected both by your ingredients and your blending method.

Ingredients:

  • ‘Hard’ oils, including palm oil and coconut oil, and butters will reach trace much faster. Using softer oils such as olive oil or canola will decrease the speed of trace, but your end product soap will be much softer. Increasing the amount of oil to superfat your recipe will also slow down trace. (Be careful not to add too much or you’ll have an excess of unreacted oils.)
  • In addition, fragrance oils can accelerate trace. (Check out our CP Soap Testing results to see how our fragrance oils perform in the CP soaping process.)
  • Inversely, the more water you use, the slower your soap will reach trace. A water discount (using less water than the recipe called for) will accelerate trace and is recommended for only advanced soapers when they see fit.

Blending:

  • The speed at which you blend can accelerate trace. Using a stick blender as opposed to stirring manually with a spatula will increase the speed of the reaction and trace will be reached faster. If you suspect that the mixture will accelerate, stir it manually to slow the rate of trace.
  • Furthermore, the temperature at which you blend your ingredients will affect trace. Higher temperatures accelerate trace. If you wish to slow down trace, let your lye mixture cool down to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you add it to your oils.
  • The order also matters. If the fragrance oil you’re using is known to have a tendency to accelerate trace, be sure to add it last, after you’ve made your soap mixture and added any colorant, and be ready to move.

False Trace

All this talk about trace and the need to rush your soap process may have you running around like a chicken with its head cut off- but BEWARE FALSE TRACE. False trace usually occurs when oils in your mixture begin to cool down and solidify without going through emulsion or saponification. So, much like Goldilocks, you don’t want your mixture to be too hot or too cold, but juuuuust right.

Ahhh!

I know it seems like a lot- but if you pay attention to the factors listed here- you should be alright. Remember to have all of your ingredients ready before you start soaping (always, but especially) in case of any unexpected trace acceleration. You can do this, I promise. And if something goes wrong, you can always melt down your soap and try again. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!