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Mar
30

Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil

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Country Clothesline Fragrance OilCountry Clothesline Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Spring is upon us, finally we can hang our clothes out on the line and enjoy the sunshine.  Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil is the aroma of fresh air, clean linens and sunshine all wrapped up in a bottle.  For me this one takes me back to my childhood.  I remember my mother hanging the clothes out on the clothesline each day.  My favorite days were when she would wash the sheets.  Me, being a kid, I would run right through the sheets and let the scent of clean cotton hit my face.  Looking back, my mom never said a word, even when I ended up pulling the sheets off the line.  My mom had so much patience and just let me be a kid.  This fragrance oils triggers that memory of a carefree childhood and transports me to simpler times.  What memories does Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil bring back for you?

What Does Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The aroma of fresh powder, light musk, and just a hint of fresh spring flowers of daffodils and tulips.

Top Notes: clean air, pineapple, orange
Mid Notes: tuberose, jasmine, cyclamen, lily, violet, daffidil, tulip
Base Notes: woods, musk, fresh powder

How Do Our Customers Use Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil?

Candle makers can use up to 10% Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil in their homemade candles or wax tarts, using paraffin wax or vegetable wax.  If you wish to color you candle or homemade tarts, use 2 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a blue color block into your melted wax.  As always, crayons can not be used as a adequate substitute for actual candle dyes in your candles as they will clog your wick.  The use of gel wax is not compatible for creating candles using this clean scent.

Handcrafted soap makers can use Country Clothesline Fragrance Oil at a maximum recommendation of 5% to craft amazing handcrafted soap.  It can be by cold process soap or melt and pour soaps.  Our cold process soap testing results for this fresh scent showed no ricing, very slight acceleration, no separation, no discoloration.  I suggest soaping at room temperature.  Scent holds strong and true.  As far as other bath at body products, such as bath oils, bath bombs, and bath gels, our Country Clotheslines Fragrance Oil works great at the recommended 5% fragrance oil or lower.  When coloring, we recommend that you use blue soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. I suggest using our Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Never use candle dye in any body products, they will stain your skin.

Many other creations can be made using Country Clothesline scent as well!  First, this many of our customers use this scent in their homemade laundry detergent.  Room scenters can use up to 50% in homemade potpourri and incense projects.  Also, creams, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products are all safe to use with a maximum usage recommendation of 5% of this laundry fragrance oil.

 

Mar
29

Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil

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Curved and Chiseled Fragrance OilCurved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Every woman wants him, every man wants to be him.  Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of that strong, sexy, chiseled man everyone desires or desire to be.  Whether you are making soap, candles, lotions, colognes, or air fresheners, this sexy fragrance oil has our customers falling head over heals!

What Does Curved and Chiseled  Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Curved and Chiseled fragrance oil  is classified as a refreshing, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of fresh greens, warm wind, pepper, and finishing with mahogany and water.  Compare Natures Garden’s Curved & Chiseled fragrance oil to Liz Claiborne’s curve for men scent.

Top Notes:  mandarin, pineapple, fresh greens, fresh air
Mid Notes:  lavender, geranium, honeysuckle
Base Notes:  oakmoss, mahogany woods, musk, pepper, water, amber

How Do Our Customers Use Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil?

First, for our customers who craft homemade candles and room scents.  You can use this masculine scent in candles, tarts, potpourri, incense and more.  When creating potpourri or incense you can add up to 50% of Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil.  This scent also performs perfectly in aroma beads.  When using up to 10% fragrance oil in your handcrafted candles that use either paraffin wax or vegetable wax, they will perform beautifully.  Using this amount in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, or soy wax we have found the finished candles to smell amazing and strong.  For those preferring liquid candle dye, we suggest using 5 drops of blue plus 1 drop purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye per four pounds of wax to color your candles.  If you would rather use color blocks, we suggest shredding a small amount of a blue and a purple color block into your melted wax.  This sexy scent is also gel wax compatible.

Next, homemade bath recipes can use Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil at a maximum of 5%.  Why not use it to create masculine bath gels, melt and pour soap, cold process soap, or bath oils.  Click here to see cold process soap testing results video so you can see exactly how this manly scent performed.  We concluded no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to a light tan/lavender color.   We also found this aroma to be strong in cured soap.  While the vanillin content is 0%, there are more than 40 ingredients used by perfumists in fragrance oil manufacturing that may cause discoloration of products so testing is recommended.  Lastly, our coloring suggestion, we recommend using blue soap colorant.   Perhaps try out Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant, adding the amount that is just right for you.  Remember, never use candle dye in any bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Finally, other types of body products.  Our customers adore Curved and Chiseled Fragrance Oil in lotions, aftershaves, colognes, and body butters.  Our maximum amount of fragrance oil to add into these types of products is 5%.  We have found products like lotions and body oils to perform wonderfully with this masculine fragrance oil.

Apr
23

HSCG 2015 Conference

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HSGC 2015 Conference

HSCG 2015 ConferenceLast week both Shannon and I attended the HSCG 2015 Conference.  The event was held at The Westin in Indianapolis, Indiana April 17-20.  While it was Natures Garden’s second year attending the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild Conference, this was the first time Shannon and I were lucky enough to be there.  I just have to say…WHAT A BLAST!  We truly had the most amazing time and will remember it always.

Once we arrived, we anxiously prepared our booth….and yes, we brought a sniffy sample of each of our 828 fragrance oils!  We even debuted 13 HSCG 2015 Conferencebrand new fragrances including Yummy Gummy, Apple Happy Camper Candy, and Sugary Lollipop; along with many others.  Our booth even had a candy theme to go right along with the new fragrances. Our display was complete with bubblegum, rock candy, lollipops, and M&Ms!

The HSCG 2015 Conference was packed full of good times and memories.  Natures Garden hosted a Caribbean themed welcoming party on the very first night.  We excitedly wore our sparkly scented shoes and beautiful Caribbean style dresses and made our way to the party!  This was our first opportunity to meet many of our amazingly talented customers and new friends!  It truly meant the world to us to see not only guests from across the country, but the world.  It was a great feeling to finally be able to put faces to the names of so many of the wonderful people we have talked to.

HSCG-2015-ConferenceAs the weekend continued, we had many visitors at our booth.  We even had a chance to see some of the projects they have created using our products!  Our customers have made some fabulous soaps!  We had a chance to receive feedback on favorite scents and products, as well as suggestions for new ones.  Some of their favorites soap scents are fragrance oils like Blue Hawaiian, Bite Me, The Perfect Man, and NG Aqua Di Gio Type.

The HSCG 2015 Conference offered crafters and business owners a chance to attend a variety of classes and listen to several speakers.  In addition, we were able to attend meet and greets, luncheons, and super fun parties each night.  It was an absolutely fabulous experience.

On the final night we attended an awards banquet.  This banquet recognized many soapmakers HSCG 2015 Conferencewho had entered their creations in a contest.  Each HSCG 2015 Conference attendee was given the opportunity to vote on each category throughout the weekend.  Some of the categories included Something Different, Best Packaging, Best MP Scent, and Best CP/HP Scent;  just to name a few.  At the awards banquet, they also announced the location for the HSCG 2017 Conference…..VEGAS BABY!!!  Yes, it’s two years away, however the 2016 HSCG Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida and its location was announced at last year’s soap conference.  For those who are interested, the 2016 HSCG conference in Tampa will be May 19-21.

HSCG 2015 ConferenceWe would like to thank everyone who attended the conference, as well as the staff members and volunteers from the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild for all of your support.  It was so very nice to meet each and every one of you.  If you didn’t attend this year, we highly recommend coming to  next year’s event.  You will not regret it!   We had the time of our lives and enjoyed the laughs and have made some amazing memories.

 

 

 

Jun
08

Passionate about Unique Soap Mixture

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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:   Effie Blasini,  Energetically Divine

I love anything that has to do with bath and body products. From the time I could actually use them, there was not anything I did not want to try – I would save my money just to go and buy something. Then as I grew older, I tried making simple things. Perfume and fragrance is my life.  I started off making soap the MP way, then moved into HP. I found that no matter what I did, the HP was not moisturizing enough for me and all though the MP base was doing what I wanted, I couldn’t be as versatile with it. So, one day, I had a great thought – why not mix the two together and see what happens. And that is how my particular soap creation was born. I was able to add the fragrance & dyes to the MP base and then after both were ready to go, I would mix the bases together to create a wonderful soap! My soap has the texture of a HP soap with all the wonderful moisturizing effects of the goats milk MP base. It lathers up real nice, holds fragrance and keeps the skin moisturized after use. I love it!!! It sells out every time. And now everyone knows my secret – I hope everyone tries this at least once to see the difference it makes.

Double Chocolate soap – Goat milk MP base, Macadamia oil & Organic coconut oil HP soap base, Chocolate cupcake, German chocolate cake & Gourmet dark chocolate fragrance oil, Dutch cocoa powder, Cocoa butter & Silky emulsifying wax.

Your Website:  energeticallydivine.wordpress.com