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Aug
31

Best Rose Fragrance Oils


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Best Rose Fragrance Oils

Are you looking for a beautiful floral fragrance oil to add to your product line? The following scents from Natures Garden are our best rose fragrance oils. These floral scented oils will give you a delightful aroma in handcrafted bath and body products or your homemade candles. Whether you are looking for a straight rose scent, or something more complex with rose notes, you are sure to find just what you are looking for.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

First, we have a best seller from Natures Garden. Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil will give you a true fresh rose aroma. This is our truest straight rose aroma. It makes a wonderful addition to your handcrafted bath and body products or for your homemade candles and wax melts!

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil Soap

 

During our CP soap testing, we found Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil has a perfect pour, there was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration. It has a very strong scent retention in cured cold process soap.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Next, are you looking for a pretty pink candle color to go with Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden? We suggest using two drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red color block per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

This recipe is a cute valentine’s day craft. Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe uses aroma beads and melt and pour soap. Pick a body safe fragrance oil for your soap and a lovely fragrance oil for the aroma beads. Have fun!

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil Recipe

Lastly, we have a beautiful handmade lotion recipe using Fresh Cut Rose Fragrance Oil. In addition, our Rose Lotion Recipe includes a rose infusion. Not only does it this lotion smell like roses, but it also uses real roses.

 

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Victorian Rose Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil

Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil has a wonderful aroma of rose and under tone base of white musk and amber. One of Natures Garden best selling rose fragrance oils. If you are looking to add a rose fragrance oil to your line whether it is for bath and body product or for your homemade candle, check out Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil CP Soap

Now, are you wondering how this rose scent performed in cold process soap? We found no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. However, since we did find slight acceleration when soaped at 100 degrees Fahrenheit, we suggest soaping at room temperature with Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil. Although soaping with this fragrance is well worth the effort, the cured soap has a very strong scent retention.

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using two drops of red liquid candle dye. You can also shred a red color block into your melted wax. Our color suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Rose Milk Bath Recipe is a wonderful bath soap. This rose milk soak uses real roses to help you soap your troubles away. This fabulous recipe will leave your skin feeling silky soft.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a sensational fragrance oil called Burgundy Rose. With this fragrance oil, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Burgundy Rose has sensual notes of fresh white floral nuances, blended with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

 

During our cold process soap testing, we found no discoloration, no separation, no ricing. We found some acceleration so we suggest soaping at room temperature.  However, it has an amazing scent retention once cured.

 

 

Our color suggestion for homemade candles, based on a four pound batch of wax is to shred a small amount of burgundy color blocks into your melted wax. Alternatively, you can use five drops of burgundy liquid candle dye.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Soaking in a warm, long bubble bath sounds amazing, right? Natures Garden has the perfect recipe for you to make and add to your bath. Check out Natures Garden Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a very unique fragrance oil from Natures Garden. Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil is an uncommon blend, in the best possible way. This fascinating fragrance oil consists of Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, dark chocolate, white musk, patchouli, and oolong tea.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil Soap

 

As a result of our CP soap testing, we found good scent retention and perfect pour. We found no ricing, no separation, no acceleration, and no discoloration.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil Candle

 

To get a pink color for your homemade candle, we suggest using two drops of red liquid candle dye per four pound wax. Also, you can use a small amount of shredded red color block in your melted wax,

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Maybe you’d rather use soap then shaving cream? Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe uses our wonderful yogurt butter soap base! In addition rose clay is added making this shaving soap perfect for sensitive skin.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Sweetheart Roses Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sensual aroma of velvet rose petals, fresh oriental tea leaves, rounded out with base notes of soft musk. Sure to set a romantic mood. We think you will love this! An NG Original!

 

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil did fairly well when we tested it in CP soap. We found it has awesome scent retention! Also, there was no separation, no discoloration, no ricing. There was slight acceleration but soaping at room temperature should help.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candle in wow wax, soy wax, or joy wax, we suggest using three drops of red liquid candle dye and one drop of purple liquid candle dye. Also, you can shred some red and purple color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

These cute heart shaped sugar scrubs are easy to make and exfoliate your skin. Our Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe exfoliates while it cleans, with the addition of our goat milk soap base.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil

Another fabulous fragrance oil from Natures Garden, NG  Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil is a soothing medley of wild rose and sweet violet blossoms with touches of coconut, orange, and musk.

 

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing NG Rose & Violet Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no ricing, slight acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.  It also retains a scent that is both beautiful and strong.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils NG Rose & Violet Fragrance Oil Candle

 

We suggest coloring your homemade candle with two drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red color block per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil Recipe

Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe not only use this glorious and fragrance oil but it also uses real dried roses! In addition, let your body enjoy the addition of skin loving oils and melt the blues away.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Alien Princess Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Alien Princess Fragrance Oil

A magical fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will make you feel like the Princess of the Universe!  Notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose.  A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk.  Compare Nature’s Garden’s Alien Princess Fragrance to the famous Alien Fragrance.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Alien Princess Fragrance Oil Soap

Our results show Alien Princess Fragrance Oil discolors to a sand color but has an excellent scent retention. Also, we found no separation, slight ricing that stick blends out, and slight acceleration.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Alien Princess Fragrance Oil Candle

We recommend using three drops of teal liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Another option is to shred a small amount of teal color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oil Alien Princess Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Last, for Alien Princess Fragrance Oil, we have Ghost Soap Recipe. Using melt and pour soap and whipped soap base, you can easily make these soaps.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil

Next, we have our Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a romantic combination of fragrance oils and essential oils, which blends floral notes such as lilac, gardenia, carnation, lavender, and hyacinth on a strong bouquet of roses.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil Soap

Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil discolors to a tan in CP soap. Also, we found no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and scent holds well.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using four drops of burgundy and four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. You can also shred an ample amount of burgundy and red color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil Recipe

Passion Massage Oil Recipe is wonderful for massages and is scented with our Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil! This massage oil recipe uses coconut oil along with pink rose petals to set the mood for a night of passion.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Awaphui Seaberry Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil

This lovely fragrance oil starts with top notes of tart seaberries, Italian bergamot extract, marine, and ozonic notes; flowing nicely into middle notes of jasmine, geranium, and fresh rose petals; well-balanced with a base note of white musk. Awaphui Seaberry Fragrance Oil will leave a lovely aroma from your homemade candle. Also, Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil will make great bath and body products.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil Soap

We found Awaphui Seaberry Fragrance Oil was perfect in CP soap. No discoloration, no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. In addition, the cured soap had an amazing scent retention.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil Candle

If you want to dye your homemade candles, we suggest shredding a small amount of teal color blocks into your melt wax. Also, you can use two drops of teal liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil

Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe uses the in the pot swirl technique for a phenomenal finished cp soap. The soap will have an amazing scent retention. Check it out!

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a creative fresh blend of apple blossom, lily of the valley and rose petals.  A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple blossom

Mid Notes:  jasmine, rose petals, lily of the valley, gardenia

Base Notes:  cashmere woods, musk

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Soap

Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil is an awesome fragrance oil for CP soap! Our results show no ricing, slight acceleration, no separation, no discoloration and the scent holds up beautifully.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Candle

We suggest using one drop of liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small about of red color blocks in your melted wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Recipe

Add a special touch of art work to your soap. Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe shows you how to create a butterfly soap using play diy dough soap! Finally, we scented this soap with Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil to give the soap a wonderful floral aroma.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Heavenly Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Heavenly Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a romantic blend of juicy McIntosh apples enhanced and sweetened by rich French jasmine, fresh rose petals, and cyclamen. Very complex! Heavenly Fragrance Oil makes great bath and body products. Also, Heavenly Fragrance Oil performs amazingly in soy wax, WOW wax, and Joy wax.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Heavenly Fragrance Oil has a strong scent retention in CP soap. Also, we found Heavenly Fragrance Oil had no ricing, perfect pour, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Candle

To fit the name of Heavenly Fragrance Oil, we suggest keeping your candle color white. We feel a white candle fits this fragrance perfectly.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oil French Market Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils French Market Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden has another best seller! French Market Fragrance Oil smells just like a flower stall with roses, gardenia, magnolia, tuberose and iris blossom. If you are looking for a floral fragrance oil, French Market Fragrance oil is just what your looking for.

 

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils French Market Fragrance Oil

During our testing with French Market Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found that it does discolors to beige. Also, we found there was slight acceleration, no separation, and no ricing.

 

If you want to use our color suggestion for French Market Fragrance Oil for your homemade candles, we recommend one drop of purple and twp drops of red liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of red and purple color block into your melted wax. The is based off of four pounds of wax.

 

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Angelica Fragrance OilBest Rose Fragrance Oils Angelica Fragrance Oil

Finally, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden was one we have done our very best at to create the same aromatic characteristics as the expensive essential oil.  Angelica essential oil is considered a true luxury in the formulation of fine perfumes.  Angelica fragrance begins with top notes of lemon, mandarin, jasmine, and rose;  followed by middle notes of white lily, violet, and pepper;  sitting on base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and white musk.

Best Rose Fragrance Oils Angelica Fragrance Oil

 

Next, when testing this floral scent in cp soap, we found the soap to have a strong scent retention.  While there was slight acceleration, we found no ricing and no separation. The cured soap discolored to a toffee color.

 

Now, are you trying to decide what color to use in your homemade candle made with Angelica Fragrance Oil? We suggest using 1 drop of purple candle dye plus a little bit of blue liquid candle dye.  Alternatively, you can shred a little bit of purple and blue color blocks into your wax.  Our suggestions are based on a four pound batch of wax.

Jun
27

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe


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DSC_0002Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Deborah has been dealing with a lot of pain lately and has decided to look towards natural remedies to reduce some of this pain she has been experiencing. Her largest problems have been the inflammation in her joints and back that has been barely tolerable for her. This smoothie has been a perfect remedy for her and is what she has decided to drink once everyday to deal with these lingering issues.

Ingredients for the Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

2 Green Apples

1 1/2 cups prune juice or 7 pitted prunes with 1 1/2 cups of water

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 inch peeled ginger root

1 whole squeezed lemon

1 tablespoon Maca Root Powder

1/8 Teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

 How to Create the Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

DSC_0030Simply combine the apples, turmeric, ginger root, lemon juice, maca powder, black powder, and coconut oil with either prune juice or seven prunes and water. Add all of these measured ingredients into a blender. Then, blend everything until it appears to be the constancy of a smoothie and enjoy all of your health benefits!

How Does our Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe Work?

DSC_0010First of all, turmeric is a strong, natural anti-inflammatory with a plethora of health benefits. Due to the active ingredient Curcumin, this bright yellow herb has pain relieving properties and tons of benefits. Some of these benefits include easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, or other issues caused by inflammation.

DSC_0023DSC_0027Both black pepper and coconut oil are elements that will help your body absorb turmeric into your system to gain the maximum benefits from this herb. First, black pepper has a component called piperine that increases turmeric absorption by over 100%. Second, coconut oil is needed for turmeric to dissolve. Since turmeric is oil soluble, a natural fat is necessary for the herb to fully dissolve.

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Ginger root was included in this recipe as a second anti-inflammatory agent and an aspirin mimicking herb. Similarly to turmeric, ginger has quite a bit of pain relieving benefits. The reason ginger root was included in this smoothie was because it is a natural suppressant of toxins in the body that have been known to cause inflammation and damage in joints.

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People don’t say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” for no reason. Apples have a lot of amazing health benefits! Whether you want to reduce your risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and hemorrhoids or want to reduce cholesterol and detox your liver, apples seem to have your back. These under appreciated little wonders are the perfect addition for this health smoothie.

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The prunes were included to this smoothie to increase the overall benefits. First, prunes are high in fiber, which assists with digestion. Second, this fruit has a lot of natural sugars. While this fruit does provide energy and have sugars, the high fiber prevents the a high blood sugar increase. Lastly, this component is great for iron intake for red blood cells and boron for strong muscles and bones.

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The lemon in this recipe was added for its health benefits as well. This simple citrus fruit has a wide variety of helpful components for your body. Most obviously, they contain Vitamin C to boost the immune system. Also, they contain Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6 that are vitamins the body needs but can’t produce on its own. Further, lemons detoxify your liver and balance your internal pH levels.

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This powder was added as an amazing supplement for women health, especially those with menstrual issues or menopause. Further, this herb is another good source of iron. This has been a good supplement for energy and stamina, too. Additionally, maca contains vitamins C, B3, and B6 as well as calcium and potassium.

Feel free to replace or add elements of this smoothie to create a drink that is best for your health needs. Also, make sure to check that these herbs won’t interfere with your current medicines or conditions. This is simply the recipe Deborah has found to work for her pain and hopes it will help some of you as well!

This smoothie recipe is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.  We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using these products or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Apr
26

Clove Fragrance Oil


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Clove Fragrance OilClove Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Clove Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden embodies the distinct aroma of spicy cloves.  Cloves are the budding flowers of trees in the family Myrtaceae.  While native to Indonesia, cloves are commercially harvested in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.  Cloves are available throughout the year.  The clove tree is an evergreen that grows 8-12 meters in height.  Cloves are dried by the time they are used as spices, which is what gives their dark brown appearance.  While the cloves themselves are growing, they shift from yellow to green, and finally to bright red in color.  The final bright red color indicates that the cloves are ready to be harvested.  Cloves are highly aromatic and flavorful and are used in a wide variety of foods.  The spice pairs well with cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla, and can be found in pumpkin pie spice and several variations of herbal tea.  Check out Clove Fragrance Oil today and see all the wonderful ways you can enjoy this fragrance!

What Does Clove Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Clove Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an aromatic spice fragrance that will be a staple in your product line.  Clove Fragrance Oil is a strong-scented clove aroma with hints of other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger.

How Do Our Customers Use Clove Fragrance Oil?

Clove Fragrance Oil is a strong spice scent that will give a warm lift to your atmosphere. Create a “cozy home” feel by creating amazing room scenting products with this fragrance oil.  Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this strong fragrance oil in projects like incense, smelly jelly jars, and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use Clove Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend four drops of brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye per 4 pounds of candle wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of brown color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Many customers mix our Clove Fragrance Oil with other scents to create their own unique blends.  One customer states, “I love the smell of cloves. I use essential clove oil and this one. It is super strong, which I love. Mixes very well with cinnamon, orange, apple pie and other fruit blends. It is one of my best selling scents. Go for the big bottle, it is more than worth it.”

Clove Fragrance Oil is not body safe, so unfortunately you cannot include this fragrance in your bath and body products.

Did you know?

Nature’s Garden features many different product classes online.  Several of our products have extensive history and usage.  Stock up and get educated with Nature’s Garden!  Many of our products, such as cloves, are available in fragrance oil form, as essential oils, or as the herbal product itself!  Check out the Clove Class, which can be found in it’s entirety here!

 

Apr
18

Cucumber Fragrance Oil


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Cucumber Fragrance OilCucumber Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cucumber Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is a wonderfully clean cucumber fragrance that is sure to brighten your products!  Enjoy the comfort of knowing that each time you use this amazing fragrance, your products will be given an uplifting boost of sweet and sour cucumbers, green notes, and subtle hints of violet.  Cucumber Fragrance Oil receives five star reviews across the board.  One customer, from Kansas City, MO praises “This is truly a great cucumber melon fragrance. I have been searching for just the right one and I know I have found it. It has an awesome throw. This was a hit with my customers!!!”  If that gleaming review doesn’t speak to you, try a bottle of this oil today and let the scent do the talking!

What Does Cucumber Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of sweet and sour cucumber and a deep green oily note with hints of violet.  A crisp, refreshing fragrance that is sure to satisfy!

How Do Our Customers Use Cucumber Fragrance Oil?

Our customers make attractive room scents using Cucumber Fragrance Oil.  Potpourri and incense can be made with a maximum recommended level of 50% fragrance oil.  This fragrance also performs nice and strong in aroma beads.  If you find yourself making homemade candles, you will be happy to learn that this fragrance performs perfectly in Joy Wax and Wow Wax.  Cucumber Fragrance Oil also does well in Soy wax.  Candle crafters should note that the recommended maximum usage for this fragrance oil is 10% when used with vegetable wax or paraffin wax.  We suggest using one drop of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  You can also shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Cucumber Fragrance Oil can be used to created stunning, clean bath and body products.  Bath gels and bath oils have been shown to perform well with 5% of fragrance added.  Soap makers can use up to 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show soaps made with Natures Garden’s Cucumber Fragrance Oil have a perfect pour and phenomenal scent retention.  The soap exhibited no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  There was no discoloration after curing.  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using green soap colorant in the amount of your liking.  Remember never to use candle dye in bath and body products as candle dyes are not body safe.

Our customers create a wide variety of products using this fragrance oil.  With a maximum usage of up to 5%, Cucumber Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in homemade perfumes.  Silky smooth lotions pair nicely with this scent, which can be used at a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.  Customers also create homemade cleaning products which can incorporate a maximum of 3.8% fragrance oil.

Let Cucumber Fragrance Oil bright up your day!

 

Apr
07

Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil


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Dragons Blood Fragrance OilDragons Blood Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of Dragons Blood essential oil.  This earthy, spicy incense is perfect for adding a unique scent to your projects.  Dragons Blood truly has a scent that is all its own.  This common incense doesn’t actually come from dragons (I know, I was shocked too!).  Originally, Dragons Blood was a resin derived from two different tree species, d. draco and d. cinnabari.  Today, the popular Dragons Blood resin is most commonly sold as a derivative of Rattan, a palm plant native to the tropics of Africa and Asia.  There is little distinction made between the various types of Dragons Blood resins.  Dragons Blood has been thought to have incredible physical and spiritual health benefits for centuries.  Give this unique fragrance oil a try, you will not be disappointed!

What Does Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil is a classic incense fragrance.  This fragrance is the aroma of Dragons Blood essential oil.  Try this warm and earthy fragrance out today!

How Do Our Customers Use Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil?

Enjoy this incense aroma with a wide variety of products. Our customers create prominent room scenting products with this fragrance oil.  Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in projects like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend five drops of red and one drop of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of red and black color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil can also be incorporated into your bath and body products.  Bath gels and oils were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil had a very, very strong scent retention in cured soap and discolored to a dark tan.  The soap experienced no ricing and no separation.  There was no acceleration and the soap poured perfectly. If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using red and black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Customers also incorporate Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil into many other products.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Homemade perfumes and perfume oils perform well with this earthy fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions adhering to a 5% fragrance oil maximum perform very well.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

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!

Mar
04

St. John’s Wort Uses


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st-johns-wortSt. John’s Wort Uses

St. John’s Wort is a wonderful herb, one that I’m sure you’ve all heard of before! But do you know about all of its many amazing benefits? This herb can actually be used for a wide variety of uses, in many different products and industries! While most well-known for its medicinal uses, St. John’s Wort can also be used for skin care, hair care, bath and body products, and even for a few culinary purposes! There are so many fantastic St. John’s Wort uses, this is one herb you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

There are quite a few common bath and body products that can include St. John’s Wort, including facial toners, creams, soaps, lotions, ointments, facial masks, shampoos and conditioners, scrubs, bath teas, bath bombs, and massage oils. One of the many benefits of St. John’s Wort is when it is used in homemade bath tea recipes. This great herb works to bring you relaxation, as well as many anti-inflammatory properties. When used in homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes, St. John’s Wort can help to repair scalp damage, however long term use may cause possible hair loss. There are many fantastic skin care benefits to St. John’s Wort as well. It works to treat many minors burns and wounds, as well as working to minimize the forming and appearance of any scars. It can also be used as treatment for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

This herb is best known for its many medicinal benefits, specifically for its effectiveness in working to treat people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression. It is especially effective for children and adolescents, working to treat the many conditions associated with depression such as tiredness, anxiety, trouble sleeping and even loss of appetite. For people suffering from anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), St. John’s Wort is effective at working to treat those conditions as well. For women, this herb works to treat a wide variety of symptoms of menopause including moodiness and hot flashes. It also treats irritability, cramps, and even breast tenderness, while also working to reduce any food cravings. There are many other conditions that can be treated using St. John’s Wort as well including diarrhea, dysentery, nerve pains, muscle pains, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, lung conditions, jaundice, bladder issues, incontinence in children, exhaustion, irritable bowel syndrome, and even chronic cough.

Did you know that St. John’s Wort was believed to ward off evil in the past? It was considered a holy herb and was even believed to protect people from lightning!

Be sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell St. John’s Wort Herb Powder for external purposes only. Please do not take this blog as medical advice, it is just for educational purposes! There are so many fantastic St. John’s Wort uses, this is one herb you need to try as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
26

Uses for Horsetail


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horsetailUses for Horsetail

Have you ever used horsetail in any of your projects? This wonderful herb is one you should definitely take advantage of if you haven’t yet! While it is most well-known for its many medicinal purposes, there are so many other uses for horsetail in different products and industries! Horsetail can bring many skin care and hair care benefits when used in bath and body products, and it can even be used for culinary purposes! Did you know that the stems of the horsetail plant can even be used to shape the reeds of many instruments like the saxophone or clarinet?

Common bath and body products that can include horsetail are shampoos and conditioners, soaps, massage oils, lotions, bath bombs, creams, ointments, facial toners, bath teas, lip balms, aftershaves, scrubs, and natural nail care products. There are many wonderful hair care benefits to using horsetail. This great herb works to treat frizzy or dry hair, as well as helping to make the hair silky and soft. Horsetail even fights dandruff and split, promotes new hair growth, reduces hair loss, treats itchy scalp, and works to cure baldness! When used for skin care, horsetail helps to treat acne and the signs of aging, heals any cuts or wounds, treats any rashes that were caused from allergies, and works to tighten and tone the skin. Horsetail also helps to form new skin collagen and treat burns and skin lesions!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using horsetail. In South America, it is used to reduce any swelling from excess fluid retention and to treat kidney and bladder disorders as well as urinary tract infections. Some Indian tribes have used a drink made from horsetail to treat venereal diseases. For women, horsetail can help to treat any hormonal or metabolic edemas caused by menopause as well as working to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. Ancient Romans and Greeks even used horsetail to stop any bleeding and to heal any wounds or ulcers. They also used this herb as treatment for tuberculosis and kidney ailments. Horsetail can be used to treat a variety of other conditions as well including diarrhea, dysentery, fever, bronchitis, brittle fingernails, joint diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, eyelid swelling, dyspepsia, cardiovascular diseases, malaria, muscle cramps, prostate problems, tumors, cysts, carbuncles, boils, herpes, hemorrhoids, gout, jaundice, hepatitis, incontinence, frost bite, ulcers, fistulas, prostate problems, and even chilblains and athlete’s foot.

Do you know how this plant actually ended up being called “horsetail?” It literally got its name because it literally resembles the tail of a horse! Are you still curious about this fantastic herb? Then make sure to check out our cut and sifted horsetail herb! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell horsetail for external purposes. We do not sell it as a food item or anything else. Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is for educational purposes only! Enjoy this great herb and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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