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Aug
14

30 Ways to Use Beeswax


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30 Ways to Use Beeswax30 Ways to Use Beeswax

Beeswax is used in a variety of bath and body products. When added to bath and body products it can thicken the consistency. However, that is not its only purpose. When used in skin care recipes, beeswax can help lock moisture in, yet still, let your skin breathe. Not only that but this wonderful cosmetic wax also helps keep skin protected. Beeswax also works to help keep the skin both nourished and soft. When beeswax is added to homemade beeswax candles, it helps create a longer cleaner burn. Read on for 30 ways to use beeswax in your handcrafted candles and cosmetic recipes. In addition, be sure to check out our beeswax class for more information on Natures Garden’s white beeswax pellets.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beard Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Besswax Beard Balm Recipe

First, we have an awesome Beard Balm Recipe. This recipe was formulated with beard care in mind. This balm is perfect for keeping that beard tame and in its place. In only a few steps, you this beard wax will be ready in a breeze. Don’t worry though, when using it, no breeze will ruin your beard. You will find many beard beneficial oils in this recipe such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil, and castor oil. We used Cedarwood Virginiana essential oil in this recipe along with vitamin E oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Find out more about each oil we used in this recipe and its benefits to your beard here.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this layered scrub is! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe is perfect for an at home spa day. In this handmade body scrub recipe, we use Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil and our vibrant FUN soap colorants. This scrub making tutorial shows you how to make a raspberry lemonade scented emulsified scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, we have Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. This foaming scrub uses dead sea salt for extra scrubbing power when you need it! It is super easy, vibrant and fun to make. Also, Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling nice and soft.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Now, we have a recipe that contains sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI. SCI will help leave your skin super soft even if you have sensitive skin. In addition, we used hibiscus to naturally color the scrub so, you do not need to add a soap dye. Hibiscus flower powder was used to get the natural red pink color you see. We topped this scrub off with whole dried hibiscus flowers for a final decorative touch. Lastly, this scrub smells amazing with the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Who doesn’t love activated charcoal? Natures Garden has a wonderful recipe that contains activated charcoal, along with a ton of skin loving ingredients like coconut oil 76, macadamia nut oil, shea butter, mango butter, emulsifying wax, beeswax, jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, and vegetable glycerin. Finally, we scented this recipe with Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle

For all of our homemade candle makers, we have a super cute candle for St. Patrick’s Day. While soy wax is the bulk wax of this candle, we use beeswax for the shamrock. We scented this soy and beeswax candle with NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Now, we have a delicious bath melt recipe. The aroma of white chocolate and mango butter while taking a bath will soothe your stress away. This recipe is a simple recipe that will make about twelve bath melts! You will not be disappointed if you make this bath time recipe using real white chocolate. Also, it will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a sweet treat for your body! This wonderful aroma of Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil makes a great combination for this layered sugar scrub. Additionally, this recipe mixes things up with both brown sugar and white sugar.  Brown sugar is wonderful in a scrub, providing a gentler exfoliation compared to the white sugar in this scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another unique sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This beautifully scented scrub in made with real wine. This red wine scrub not only uses real wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden Christmas Cabernet Fragrance oil which makes it the perfect holiday product addition, or even a great handcrafted Christmas gift for the wine lovers in your life.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden.  We might be slightly obsessed with scrubs here at NG. The warm and delightful vanilla aroma in this scrub will leave your skin smelling amazing and super soft. We used Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil in this gentle brown sugar body scrub recipe.

 

  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a very cute bath melt recipe. This handcrafted bath recipe is packaged in clamshell containers. Packaging your melts this way means no molds to clean up. In addition, all you need to do is add a label and your product is ready for shelves! With the addition of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and real dried chamomile flowers, these hand made bath melts will help you soak the blues away. In addition, they are scented with Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil for an at home spa experience.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Just in time for the fall season. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub is made scented with none other than Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This handmade layered scrub recipe is colored with festive fall colors and both pumpkin spice powder and orange peel powder.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have a shea butter lip balm recipe. Sweetened with honey and flavored with buttercream cupcake, this homemade lip balm is sure to please. The addition of shea butter will help leave your lips soft and nourished.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love the swirl of this recipe, don’t you? The fun colors and cotton candy scent give this layered body scrub a true to life cotton candy look. We used Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil to scent this scrub.But rest assured, this sugar scrub isn’t just about looks and smell! It will help exfoliate your skin and leave it nice and soft.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden! This lovely bath melt recipe includes real organic cocoa powder. With only a few simple ingredients, along with Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil, your bath melts will be ready in no time. Indulge in succulent dark chocolate, without the calories.  With the addition of skin loving oils, this truly is a treat for your body!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Here is another to use beeswax in bath melts. This bath and body recipe from Natures Garden incorporates dried pink rose petals and is naturally colored pink with beet root powder. Finally, we scented this hand crafted heart shaped melt with NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Now. a recipe for all you candle makers using our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. While Joy wax is the main wax for this candle, Natures Garden also incorporated beeswax in the candle for both the rainbow and pot of gold portion.  When used in a homemade candle, beeswax will nicely adhere to the jar, allowing you to create a variety of designs. Check out this candle making tutorial for more information and step by step instructions on this candle making technique.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Emulsified sugar scrubs are wonderful. They are created for those who prefer to have sugar completely mixed with the oil. So, for those wanting a body scrub without any oil separation, this type of scrub is for just right for you! This emulsified sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden is filled with wonderful ingredients all from Natures Garden. In addition, it is scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, it will make your skin smell amazing and feeling refreshed. The perfect sugar scrub!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

If you love lavender, then this bath melt recipe is just for you! Made with mango butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, and dried lavender flowers, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Also, Natures Garden scented this wonderful bath melt recipe with Kismet Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petals Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a naturally green bath melt recipe. How did we color this bath melt naturally green? Paisley leaf powder, can be used as a natural green colorant in homemade soaps, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. Also in these bath melts, you will find shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coco mango fragrance oil for an amazing bath time recipe. This recipe will make approximately 12 bath melts that you will fall in love with!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Now, it’s time to change it up a little bit. This intimate massage recipe has a unique use. Flavored with black cherry boom flavoring and dark chocolate wafers, you can use this recipe to make your own massage bars. In addition to beeswax, this recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, making this edible massage bar a simple beginners cosmetic recipe.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Taking care of your feet is super important. Natures Garden has a wonderful foot balm recipe. This foot care recipe uses a wonderful essential oil blend that your toes are sure to love. The scented oil blend of Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Globulus 80/82 Essential Oil will leave tired feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This recipe is wonderful for people who have rough and cracked feet. Or, for those just looking to pamper their feet.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Now, look how fun this recipe looks! What a fun way to scent your bathroom or any other room. You will need supplies that Natures Garden does not carry. But 5 of the ingredients Natures Garden does carry. In this recipe, we used Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil to stay with the Halloween theme. Or you can switch it up and use another fragrance oil from Natures Garden.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

Ready to take a relaxing bath using this delightful bath melt? With the aroma of Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil used to scent these bath melts, it sounds relaxing just reading about them, right? The look of these bath melts are very appealing and will make your warm bath wonderful and relaxing!

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a unique salve recipe. The menthol crystals that are added to this recipe make it a very smooth and soothing salve. Also, Natures Garden scented this fragrance oil with Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil. Which is a wonderful combination with the added menthol crystals.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe

A wonderful recipe to make your own homemade deodorant! Natures Garden scents this recipe using Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil and Lemongrass Fragrance Oil. Other ingredients in this recipe include beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil-76, castor oil, and vitamin E oil. A very easy and simple recipe that you will love!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe

Now, look how cute this candle is! Scented with Giggles Fragrance Oil, this adorable pug candle is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! This handcrafted candle uses beeswax to create the pug’s lovable face. Inspired by our mascot, Enji, it has long been a favorite beeswax candle recipe for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe

Here is another beeswax candle recipe scented with our Honey Fragrance Oil. This candle recipe shows how to create a rolled beeswax candle. However, we take it a step further, surrounding the beeswax portion with gel wax. Learn more about this candle in Natures Garden’s honeycomb candle tutorial.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a recipe that is made from our white beeswax pellets. This beeswax recipe will guide in creating homemade rolled beeswax sheets. Then, we will show you how to roll beeswax sheets into candle with this free candle making tutorial.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Finally, we have lip balm recipe that will show you how to layer lip balm to add a fun creative flare to your cosmetic products. This lip gloss recipe uses the delicious strawberry cheesecake flavor oil, making it a nice and sweet tasting lip balm.

Oct
23

NG April Clean Fragrance Oil


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NG April Clean Fragrance OilNG April Clean Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG April Clean Fragrance Oil is a fresh powder scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a beautiful combination of clean powder scents, light musk aroma, and fresh flower blend that smells similar to Downy’s April Fresh scent. This fresh and clean aroma would be a create scent for homemade products.

What Does NG April Clean Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of Downy April Fresh.  The aroma of fresh powder, light musk, and just a hint of fresh spring flowers of lavender, jasmine, and tulips.

How Do Our Customers Use NG April Clean Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Homemade bath and body products can be created with this delightfully fresh powder fragrance oil. Lotions, bath bombs, body sprays, perfumes, and other products can be created with up to 5% NG April Clean scent. If you want to add color to your bath and body products, then we would recommend using pink soap colorant in an amount that you would like. Remember not to use any candle dye in these products as they are not body safe and could potentially stain.

NG April Clean Fragrance Oil CP Soap Discoloration ResultsAdditionally, our customers that are soap makers can use this scent in the creation of their own products. We have found that you can create hot process soap, melt and pour soap, and cp soap with wonderful results. Furthermore, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results revealed that this fragrance oil is great for this method of creating soap. Not only does this scent provide a perfect pour for soap, but there are other great characteristics too. A batch containing this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will have a perfect, strong, and fresh scent after cure and the bar will have no discoloration for this fragrance oil.

How Do Our Customers Use NG April Clean Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can use this fresh powder scent to create to their candle products. Crafted potpourri and incense can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their recipes. Also, this fragrance oil will be nice and strong in aroma beads products. Any homemade cleaning product can be scented this fresh fragrance oil.

NG April Clean Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionWhile this fragrance oil has been known to be gel wax compatible, it is still the customers responsibility to test each of their purchased fragrance oils. Moreover, candle creations and wax tarts that are made from either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fresh and clean fragrance oil. Joy Wax and WOW Wax will both include this fragrance oil perfectly. Soy wax can include this fragrance oil and maintain a nice and strong scent that lasts. If you want to add colorant in your candles or wax tarts, then we would recommend using either two drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or an ample amount of shredded red color block in your melted wax. Just don’t use crayons to color your candle products as they will clog your candle’s wick.

We hope that you enjoy this fantastic fragrance oil in your creations to make fresh and clean products.

Oct
01

NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance OilNG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil is a sweet ozone scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a beautiful combination of ozone scents with citrus and floral notes that mix with a light musky bottom note to create a lovely ocean type fragrance oil. Our customers give this beach fragrance oil five stars no matter the application.  One customer stated, “I poured this in soy and it smells wonderful. I grew up on Cape Cod, Ma. It reminds me of our house on the beach. Fresh laundry hanging on the line, suntan lotion and wild flowers all melded together. I chose this on a whim and glad that I did!”

What Does NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance by Natures Garden is an ozony blend of florals and citrus, combining white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, muguet lily, with a light musk base.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can create all kinds of amazing room scenting products with this complex ozone fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense can both include this sea side scent at a maximum of 50% for their recipes. Also, homemade cleaning products can include this fragrance oil at no more than 5% of the overall weight. Further, aroma beads that use this fragrance oil will have a scent that is nice and strong.

Homemade candle crafters can use this sweet, musk, and ozone fragrance oil to create their very own recipes. Both candles and wax tarts that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use this scent. The maximum allowed concentration of candles and other wax products is 10%. In addition, this fragrance is gel wax compatible. If you want to color your candle products and haven’t picked a hue, then we would recommend either using five drops of yellow liquid candle dye along with a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of your wax or adding a small amount of shredded yellow and brown color blocks into the melted wax. Crayons have been known to clog wicks therefore we do not recommend using them as candle colorants.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

A wide variety of bath and body products can be created with this ocean fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, different kinds of soaps, perfumes, and many other kinds of bath and body products can be made with 5% of this scent. If you want to add color to your bath and body products and unsure of a color, then we would like to suggest using yellow liquid soap dye in your desired amounts. Just don’t use candle dye in these bath and body products.

Not only can melt and pour soap bases include this scent, but cold process soaps can be made too! Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this sweet beach fragrance oil can be used to create perfect soap through this method. In fact, a batch that uses this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Also, the final soap will have a good scent after cure and will not have any discoloration. We hope that you enjoy our NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil in your products.

Jul
12

Indian Summer Fragrance Oil


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Indian Summer Fragrance OilIndian Summer Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Indian Summer Fragrance Oil is a complex scent by Natures Garden. Not only is this fragrance oil magnificently complex, but it is a best seller as well! This aroma is a skillful combination of juicy, fresh fruits, fresh green notes, and a slight touch of a floral scent. This creates a perfect scent for those who are not quite ready to let go of the summer warmth, but still love the fall time of year.

What Does Indian Summer Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has strong top notes of strawberries and green apples and pears; middle notes of geranium and basil; bottom notes of oak and fresh greenery. Very Complex! A Best Seller!  

How Do Our Customers Use Indian Summer Fragrance Oil?

Bath and body products can be created using this complex Indian summer aroma. Bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and so many more bath and body creations can be made with a maximum of 5% fragrance. Also, perfumes will perform wonderfully with this fragrance, as long as no more than 5% is used in the formulation. Moreover, this fragrance oil can be used in a variety of soap making methods. In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance is perfect to include in cold process soap making. The test batch containing this scent soaped beautifully, with no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. The final product will have a nice and strong fruity scent after cure and the bar will have no discoloration. If you want to color your soap creations, then we would suggest using orange liquid soap dye in an amount that you desire.  Just remember to never use candle dye in any bath and body products.

Homemade room scenting products can be created using this warm autumn fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense can include a maximum of 50% of this autumn scent in their recipes. Any household cleaning product can use this scent, as long as no more than 5% of Indian Summer Fragrance Oil is added. Also, the scent remains nice and strong in aroma beads. While this fragrance oil is gel wax compatible, it is the customers responsibility to test each fragrance purchased.

Our customers who enjoy creating their own candle products can use this beautifully complex fall fragrance oil in their recipes. Any candle product that is made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use a maximum of 10% for this scent. Pillar of Bliss, Joy Wax, and WOW Wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Also, this fragrance oil’s scent will remain nice and strong in candle products made with any of our soy waxes. If you want to add colorant to your candle creations, then we suggest that you use either five drops of orange candle colorant along with two drops of brown liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange color block and brown color block per four pounds of wax.

Aug
12

Amish Quilt Fragrance


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Amish Quilt Fragrance OilAmish Quilt Fragrance – Spotlight

Here we are, talking about the Amish again. Well, here I am again, typing about this interesting group of people who will never see my blog posts. (Again- if you’re Amish and reading this, email me at [email protected] and please explain to me how that works.) Another throwback to a simpler time, Amish quilts are handmade and are usually a gift to mark a significant event- a marriage, the birth of a baby, etc. These were traditionally given within the community, but high demand from outsiders (apparently people started snatching Amish quilts right off of clotheslines in the 1970’s) created the need for production of Amish quilts to sell to the population at large. They are still very carefully crafted as if they were for a close personal relative, and the high quality of the materials makes them suitable for both daily use and passing down as family heirlooms. You can use that sucker every day and still give it to your kids, or their kids, or their kids’ kids- that’s how much time, effort, love, and quality is packed into these babies. True to form, individual Amish or Mennonite women only make one or two of these quilts a year (and people were STEALING them! HOW RUDE!) Wrap yourself in the warmth of a homey handmade quilt by using this fragrance in your favorite products.

What Does Amish Quilt Fragrance Smell Like?

This fragrance is the tender sun-kissed florals of heliotrope and jasmine, softly blended with woody violet and herbaceous anise to create a cozy scent of pure comfort.

How Do Our Customers Use Amish Quilt Fragrance Oil?

For candle making, Amish Quilt fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Amish Quilt fragrance IS gel wax compatible! For coloring your candles, we recommend using four drops of teal liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded teal color block per four pounds of wax. Why teal? I dunno, man, don’t ask me- I just work here. But if I had to take a guess I would say it’s because teal is a calming color and this is a comfy, cozy scent. Amish quilts come in all kinds of crazy colors so I say use which ever colors you want! Make crazy patterns if you feel so inclined, as long as it’s made with love.

For soap making, the maximum recommended usage percentage in bath oils, soaps, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Amish Quilt fragrance performed well in bath & products and our cold process soap testing results show no ricing, no separation, no acceleration and no discoloration. Coloring recommendations for soap are also teal. Use teal soap dye to your heart’s content.

Amish Quilt fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes, and the maximum recommended usage percentage for lotions and perfumes is 5%.

For room scenting, the maximum recommended usage percentage is 50% in incense and potpourri. Amish Quilt fragrance is nice and strong in aroma beads.

Dec
20

Gel Wax Scents


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Gel Wax Wine Candle Since gel wax is composed of 95% mineral oil and 5% polymer resin, the fragrance oils or scents that you select have to be soluble in this mixture.  It is believed in the candle making industry that if you are working with gel wax, the scents you use have to be non-polar.  This however, is simply not the case.

It is chemically impossible to make fragrance oils non-polar.  This is because the aldehydes, ketones, resins, esters, and essential oils used in the creation of scents are all polar to some degree.  Now, perfumists are able to keep the polarity low by using isopar solvents. But, in the end; every scent has some level of polarity to them.  Fragrances can NEVER be NON polar, there will always be varying levels of polarity in fragrance.

In order for fragrance oils to work in gel wax, they need to be on the lesser end of being polar.  By lowering the polarity, fragrances are more readily able to be mixed with the mineral oil of gel wax.  But, before using a fragrance oil that you are not sure is gel safe; there are two steps you can take to find out.

Gel Wax and Scent Flashpoint

In order for a scent to be gel wax compatible, the flashpoint of the fragrance must be 170 degrees or higher.  This degree of flashpoint is important because gel wax burns at a higher temperature. Using a scent with a flashpoint lower than 170 degrees Fahrenheit results in too big of a difference in your melt point and flashpoint; this makes for an unstable and unsafe candle.

You can easily check the flashpoint for every fragrance oil that Natures Garden carries in the Important Fragrance Specifics listed under each scent.

Mineral Oil Miscibility Test-

If you need to test that a fragrance oil is gel wax safe, you can easily do so.  This test is called the mineral oil miscibility test.  To test for gel wax solubility mix 1 part fragrance to 3 parts mineral oil in a glass container.  Then, give the mixture a shake and set it down.  After a few minutes, check the mixture to see if it blended.

Next, in a glass container, mix 3 parts fragrance oil to 1 part mineral oil.  Give the container a shake and once again allow it to sit.  After a few minutes, check to see if the mixture is thoroughly blended.

If you notice the mixture is insoluble or has any cloudiness in the solution, the fragrance is not gel safe.  If the mixture is transparent and dissolved, the fragrance oil is gel wax compatible.

If you are interested in making the gel wax wine candles pictured in this blog post, please click here.  View this recipe plus many more by looking at the Free Recipes and Classes area of the Natures Garden website.

Dec
20

Gel Wax Other


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Spectrum Liquid Candle DyeGel Wax Color

In order to add color to your gel wax, liquid candle dyes are highly recommended.  This is due to the way that gel wax thins as opposed to liquefy like other waxes.  Using a powder or block candle dye will result in clumping and uneven coloring.  These forms can be used to dye gel wax, but it is way easier just to use the liquid dyes from the start.

Gel Wax Wicks

Choosing the right wick for gel wax is key.  The general rule of thumb is to wick up with gel wax.

The process to select the correct wick size is to measure the diameter of your container.  You do this by taking a ruler and measuring across the center of the opening of the container.  Once you have this information, check the wick suggestions chart.  However, remember that you must wick up.  This means if your container is 3 inches in diameter, you will look at the wick suggestions for a 4 inch candle.  This is wicking up (which is basically adding an inch to your diameter).

Gel Containers

There are three important factors to consider when choosing your gel wax container.

First, the container must be crack resistant.

Secondly, the container must be able to stand high heat from the burning candle.  Remember, gel wax burns at a higher temperature than other waxes.  Coupled with the open flame and the high temperature of the melt pool, you want to make sure the container can with stand the heat.

Lastly, the container you select cannot leak.  As with all candles that you craft, you do not want to have liquid wax spilling out onto any surfaces.

Sep
20

Beer Candle Recipe


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an NG originalThe Natures Garden’s staff is at it again.  This week, Zack made a realistic beer candle; foam and all!  Would you look at the froth on that beer!  It is even frothing over the side.  This project involved working with gel wax for the beer, and whipped soy wax for the froth.  Zack looks oh so proud to be posing with his creation.  He said he is going to take it home and show all of his friends.

Zack has worked in the fragrance department of Natures Garden for a very very long time!  You could say Zack himself is an “NG Original”.  Zack says the beer scent is so realistic he just cannot believe it, and he has downed a beer or two in his time, so this is coming from a professional.  beer candle

Zack plays on a soccer team two nights a week.   He has real passion for the game of soccer, and has been playing the game since he was a young boy.  I asked Zack what else he does in his spare time, and Zack just laughed.

Zack is an exceptional staff member, rarely missing work, always in an upbeat, humorous, playful mood, and has a fine-tuned fragrance nose!  Hang out with Zack for just a few minutes and you are laughing your butt off!  Click here to see the Beer Candle Recipe that Zack created. 

Zack’s life motto is:  “Have Fun”.