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Jun
15

Soy Candle Recipes


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Soy Candle RecipesSoy Candle Recipes

We at Natures Garden created this blog to discuss the differences between our three soy waxes and share our best Soy Candle Recipes.

So, let’s talk a little bit about soy wax!  Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax that is created from soybeans. Plus, this wax is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. So, we can all feel good creating  our scented candle masterpieces. Plus, this wax really isn’t just good for the environment, it can be used to make some great scented candles! They burn slower and cleaner than a candle made from paraffin wax. So, there is less soot left over as the candle burns and you even get a longer lasting candle! Plus, the wax is one of the most enjoyable waxes to work with! It comes in an easy to use form that makes weighing out and clean up super easy! It comes in flakes form instead of a slab.

Soy Candle Recipes Different Types of Soy Waxes

We at Natures Garden have three types of soy wax available, which are Golden Foods 444, Golden Foods 464, and NG 100% Soy Wax (Golden Foods 415).While all of these candle making options are made up of natural soy wax, there are a few slight differences between the types of soy wax that we carry. Some have varying melting points or have a different allowance for scent load, but each has a different set of characteristics that make it unique. A wax may have better qualities in one area, while another type has better qualities in a different area. So, choosing the right wax for you is all about figuring out what you value in a soy candle and which wax suits your needs best. So, let’s discover your favorite type of soy candle wax!

Soy Candle Recipes Terms for Soy Wax

As we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to our different types of soy waxes you can choose from, there may be some specific terms that you will want to know. It is important to know what we mean when we refer to these things to get a better idea of what you will be getting into.

First, we have the possibility of candle frost. This occurs in soy wax where the appearance on parts of the jar look lighter or even white. While this doesn’t impact the quality of the burn or scent, it may impact the appearance. Additionally, there is the possibility for wet spots to occur in your candles. This is when the wax cools too quickly in the jar and the wax doesn’t adhere to the jar in some places. This will look like some air or water became trapped between the wax and the container. Further, tunneling could be a problem where the wick is too small for the jar and isn’t able to heat the wax at edges of the jar.

Soy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy WaxSoy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy Wax

First of all, we have the NG 100% Soy Wax, which is known as Golden Foods 415 Soy Wax. This original soy wax is 100% pure soy without a single additive. This 100% soy wax is all natural and all regular soy. While this wax is just plain soy, it has a few interesting qualities.

Firstly, the melting point of this type of soy wax is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This fairly high melt point provides some beneficial properties for your homemade candles. This higher melt point allows the wax to carry a higher fragrance load of up to 12% of fragrance oil per pound of wax.Thus, you can make a stronger scented candle than the typical 10% allowance for candles. Further, the higher melt point of this wax will help those that may be shipping candles in hotter temperatures. Also, this pure soy wax can be blended with other waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, or any microcrystalline waxes.

Soy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle Recipe

This candle making idea takes advantage of the agreeability of soy wax with waxes like beeswax. Since beeswax is a harder wax that has a higher melt point than this pure soy wax, it was perfect for creating designs. These embedded candles use the beeswax to create the leopard print pattern. After, the regular soy wax was added to the jar to fill up the candle and hold all of the leopard print spots in place.

Soy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Next, we have a candle recipe that uses soy wax to create the grass effect on top. You simply beat the candle batter until you achieve a thicker consistency. Then, you can add it to your homemade candle. This will create the effect of more realistic grass with dirt underneath. Perfect for the football field inspired candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

Another great way to use this type of soy wax is a regular type of candle. Our Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe has a typical candle appearance with an unforgettably strong scent. This fragrance oil has a crazy strong aroma that creates a perfect citronella candle for the outdoors. Say goodbye to bugs and hello to your perfect soy wax scented candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

One great thing about using pure soy wax is that it is considered a natural moisturizing agent! So, adding this wax to a massage candle is perfect! The natural soy wax works together with the butters and oils to soften your skin during a relaxing massage. It is a perfect recipe for candles for massage therapy.

Soy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle Recipe

Also, you can use the 415 soy wax in this fun beer themed candle! This recipe utilizes the lower pouring temperature of the wax, which creates a thicker pour. This is helpful for making some kinds of toppings, like the foam on our beer candle! We can mix the wax as it cools to create a fluffy consistency that looks just like the foam on top of a pint of beer.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

Also, we have a second soy wax alternative that is available for use in candle making. This next wax is Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, which is regular, natural soy wax with an additive. This additional ingredient is a soy based additive that is mixed to the soy wax. While this wax has the same type of wax, this additive helps to solve some of the issue you may come across when using the the 415 soy wax. So, we will go over some of the benefits to using this alternative type of soy wax.

First, this wax will increase your pour temperature during candle making. An issue that comes up with the pure soy wax is pouring too hot can cause issues with appearance. Meaning that the problem of the getting the slushy state pouring with the natural soy wax at the suggested 110 degrees Fahrenheit, can be solved with this wax. Thanks to this additive, you are able to pour this 444 soy wax at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your wax will still be in a fluid form when you pour and the candle will have a smoother appearance. This difference is partially due to the fact that this type of soy wax will reduce frosting, so you don’t have to worry about cooling the wax to a slushie state to reduce this effect.

Also, the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 provides you with a higher melt point than the other alternative soy wax. This wax has a melt point between 120- 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide you with a few benefits. First, you will be able to raise the fragrance oil allowance in your candle to up to 12% of your scent per pound. So, you will be able to create a stronger scented candle. Second, your candles will be less likely to melt when the weather gets hotter. So, it will be safer to ship candles as they will be less likely to melt in hot temperatures.

Soy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle Recipe

Again, we are using the higher melting point of beeswax to help create a cute candle design! We only use the beeswax for the red portion, which will be used for the zebra stripes. This will help prevent the wax from melting after the rest of the candle is added to the jar. Meaning, you shouldn’t have smears or running colors that could have been caused by the, melting of the red wax.

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Another natural wax that you can use instead of the pure soy option is the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464. This wax is one of the two alternatives that we carry for candle makers. While this wax is similar to the other alternative wax as they both contain a soy based additive. This wax has some similarities and differences with these other waxes.

Just like with the 444 soy wax, this type of soy wax will have an increased pour temperature, which is at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the original soy wax has to be poured at a lower temperature, this wax will become a slushy consistency by the time you can pour. However, this wax alternative will pour at a temperature where the wax remains liquid. So, the candle will be smooth, like the 444 soy wax candles.

Additionally, this type of wax has been made to reduce the frosting that comes with soy wax. While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle.

The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same. Instead, the 464 soy wax has a melt point of 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a few degrees lower than the other waxes. This means that you should be monitor the weather more careful to prevent the candles from getting too hot and melting. However, this lower melt point allows for a better glass adhesion in the finished candle!

While the maximum scent load for this wax is about 10-12%. We suggest that you have the fragrance oil at 10% of the wax to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Soy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

While candles are fun to create, it is always nice to try something new. Our sparkling potpourri gel uses this type of soy wax and rice bran oil to create a gel-like product that is perfect for a wax melt warmer.SImply squeeze some into the dish of a warmer and let the product do what it does best scent your home!

Soy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

This recipe is perfect for creating a simple candle that is still fun! This festive candle maintains the mardi gras spirit while not getting too crazy. This solid candle is simple and perfect! Since this recipe uses 464 soy wax, the wax adheres perfectly to the jar and has a very smooth consistency.

Soy Candle Recipes St Patricks Day Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes St Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Also, you can create a fun homemade candle for St. Patrick’s Day. This cute clove candle is perfect for anyone that enjoys unique, homemade decorations that you can use for this holiday. Not only is is a cute candle for this tradition, but this candle creation is a great room scenting product. The candle has a nice burn and smells very fresh.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Advice for Making Soy Candles

There are some possible issues that apply to all soy wax candles, so some advice may be helpful. First, you may have issues with the scent throw of soy wax candles. While this is the nature of soy wax, there are a few things you can do to maximize your scent throw. You can try increasing your wick size, however be careful not to go too large or you can burn the fragrance oil off before it hits the air.  Also, make sure that you have added the maximum amount of fragrance. While each fragrance will be different, most will use 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound. Second, you can reduce wet spots by heating the jar before pouring your wax. This will allow the wax to have time to better adhere. Finally, you can reduce frosting by heating the jar as it allows your wax to cool slower.

Nov
23

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Candle RecipeReindeer Poo Candle Recipe

It’s that time of year, the holidays are upon us.  Here at Natures Garden we decided to come up with a fun candle recipe using one of our customers’ favorite scents, Reindeer Poo.  This recipe uses our sustainable palm wax, whipped Joy Wax, and of course our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  We feel even Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Santa’s reindeer will get a chuckle out of this fun scented Reindeer Poo candle recipe.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Ingredient Available at Natures Garden

Palm Container Wax
Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Blue 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
Deer and Santa Embed Mold
CD Candle Wicks
POURING POT
Thermometer
Gloves

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Toothpicks
Pots- These will be used for your double boiler.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Reindeer EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Embeds

First, we will prepare the reindeer embeds.  These will later be placed on the top of the candle.  You will need palm wax, brown liquid candle dye, Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, the Santa and Deer Embed Mold, your scale, and a toothpick.  Weigh out 1 oz of Natures Garden’s sustainable palm container wax.  Melt the palm wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Next, add 0.1 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Also, use a toothpick to add the brown candle colorant.  Simply dip the toothpick in the brown dye and then into your candle wax.  Finally, mix well to incorporate the brown colorant.  Normally you would want to pour this wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  However, since we are pouring into a plastic mold, pouring at that temperature would likely cause the mold to melt.  So, pour the wax at 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Poo EmbedsNow, we will be preparing the poo that will also go on the top of the candle.  For these, we found our Joy Wax works best.  We did not add fragrance oil to them.  You will want to make five or six brown balls of poo.  Weigh out 1/2 ounce of Joy Candle Wax.  Melt the wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit using a double boiler.  Then, use another toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown candle dye.  Once again, mix to blend the color.  Allow the wax to harden a bit.  While wearing gloves, roll small amounts of the wax in the palms of your hands, creating five or six small balls.   You will set these aside for later along with the reindeer embeds.

 

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm Wax Portion of the Candle

Next, we will be creating the blue part of the candle.  Prior to creating this portion, or while you are waiting for your wax to melt, use your hot glue gun to adhere to wick to the bottom of the apothecary jar.  Make sure the candle wicks are straight and centered.  Using a double boiler, melt 16 ounces of the palm container wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once melted, in the same manner you did before, use a toothpick to add a small amount of blue liquid candle dye.  Then, at about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, add 1.5 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Mix well.  You will want to work quickly so you can pour the palm wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  By pouring the wax at a high temperature the crystals will be able to form nicely in the wax.  Once the palm wax has set up move to the next step.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy Wax Portion of the Candle

Now, we will be preparing the snow that rests on the top of the palm wax candle.  For this part, we will be using Joy Wax.  Once again, you will need you scale.  Weigh out 3 ounces of Joy Candle Wax.  We will not be adding color to this part of the candle.  So, once your wax reaches 170 degrees go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Add 0.3 ounces of Reindeer Poo scent and mix to blend the fragrance.  Allow the wax to set up a bit.  We will be whipping the wax therefore, you want it to have a slush-like consistency.  Once it reaches this state, use a spoon to whip the wax.  Then, place it on top of the blue palm wax.  You want it to look like a blanket of snow.  Move quickly to the next step while the wax is still soft.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the Finishing Touches

Add two of the reindeer embed you created earlier.  These should be placed on top of the white wax so they are slightly sinking in.  You do not want to push them in completely, but you do want to use the Joy Wax to hold them in place.  Then, do the same with the brown wax balls you created earlier.  Once you have added these finishing touches, your candle is ready to use!

Have you made this recipe yourself?  Or maybe another fun candle recipe using Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil?  Show us what you have made by post a picture on our Facebook page.  Another option would be to tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

 

 

 

Jan
14

Che Bella Donna Fragrance


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Che Bella Donna FragranceChe Bella Donna Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Spotlight

Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden duplicate of a perfume from designer brand. Che Bella donna translates to you beautiful woman.  This lovely scent is perfect for women that are beautiful inside and out. So why not try out this feminine fragrance and indulge yourself in something delightful?

What Does Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The essence of opulence and femininity are personified through sparkling citrus notes mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation. This unforgettable blend culminates with lingering notes of resinous galbanum.

Top: Lemon, Orange, Tuberose
Mid: Tea Rose, Carnation, Lily
Base: Galbanum, Sandalwood

How Do Our Customers Use Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil?

Both melt and pour and cold process soaps can be created using this feminine fragrance at a maximum recommended usage rate of 5%. This floral fragrance is a beautiful one for any cold process soap maker. Our cold process soap testing results found Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil to have a great performance! After adding this scent to your cp soap this fragrance was found to have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Partly due to the vanillin content of 0%, the bar will not have any discoloration.  Further, this fragrance has an awesome scent retention in finish soap. Coloring is definitely an option for this project and we suggest that you use pink soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Always be careful not to use candle dye in any body products.

Gorgeous homemade candles can be created using this floral scent. In products containing vegetable waxes or paraffin wax, the fragrance can be up to 10% of the total product weight. Also, it will perform perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. The scent is nice and strong in soy wax candles. Further, this fragrance oil is compatible with gel wax, but it is the customer’s own responsibility to test each fragrance purchase. If you wish to color, then we recommend that you use one of the two following methods. First, you could use two drops of red liquid candle dye with a tiny bit of purple candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Second, you could shred a small amount of a red color block and a purple color block into the melted wax. However, crayons are not a suitable method for coloring your candles as they will clog your wick.

A wide variety of bath, body, and room products can be made with this lovely fragrance. Room scenters can use up 50% of this fragrance oil in their reed diffusers, incense or potpourri.  Also, it will be nice and strong in aroma beads. All natural cleaning products can use up to 5% of this feminine scent. Further, Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil will do well for a variety body scenting products. Any perfumes will perform perfectly for this scent. Homemade perfumes and lotions can use no more than 4% of fragrance. Bath gels and bath oils will perform well with this fragrance. The maximum use of this fragrance is 5% of the total weight for your recipe.

Looking for a project idea for Natures Garden Che Bella Donna fragrance?  Try out our Pink Salt Bath Bombs Recipe.  This bath fizzy recipe uses this beautiful feminine scent and is sure to be a hit!

Dec
16

Cafe Mocha Fragrance


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Cafe Mocha FragranceCafe Mocha Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil available at Natures Garden has been described by our customers as “a very strong scent of coffee and dark sweet chocolate”.

What Does Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is the perfect arrangement of fragrance notes reminiscent of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, creamy vanilla, and marshmallows.

Top Notes: fresh brewed coffee
Mid Notes:  chocolate syrup, heavy cream
Base Notes: vanilla, marshmallows

How Do Our Customers Use Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil?

Did you know that not only do we carry the finest products, but here at Nature’s Garden we have our own recipes?  You can click “recipes and classes” located on the top of Natures Garden’s web site and find all of our unique recipes.  Some recipes may be found on a specific fragrance oil’s page by clicking the “recipes” tab located above the image for that fragrance oil.  Once you click it, a recipe using that exact fragrance oil will open up.  This is where you will find free recipes like our Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe, using our wonderful Cafe Mocha fragrance.

Home scenting, when making such projects as reed diffuserspotpourri and incense, please remember that the maximum usage amount is 50%.  When used to make aroma beads, Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil is a delicious scent that is nice and strong.  Please note that when making homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage of 5%. for this fragrance oil.

For those who make soap, show off your creativity by making homemade cp soap.  Our cold process soap testing results shows that it is a perfect pour with no ricing, no acceleration,  and no separation with a wonderful coffee scent.  Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil discolors to a perfect milk chocolate.  The vanillin content is 7% for this fragrance oil.  Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  When making soap and other bath and body products such as scrubs, bath oils, bath gels, lotions, and perfumes, the maximum usage is 5%.  For your homemade body products, the suggested coloring options are to use brown soap colorant in the amount that you are satisfied with.  Never use candle dye in any homemade bath and body products.

For homemade candle crafters, the maximum usage for Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil is 10% and it is nice and strong in strong in soy wax while performing perfectly in joy wax, and wow wax.  Try using Natures Garden’s pillar of bliss wax to create your own homemade candle wax melts.  Some suggestions to add some color to your beautiful candles include using 4 drops of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of a brown color block into your melted wax.  Just a reminder, using crayons to color your homemade candles will clog your wick, we never recommend it.

Is your coffee poured?  Are you ready to get started to by placing your order today?  Using the search bar on Natures Garden’s web site, type in “cafe mocha fragrance oil” and hit enter.  It will then lead you directly to the ordering page where you can started.

Nov
16

Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance


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Buttered Maple Oats FragranceButtered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a food scent that has been described by a customer as rich and full, very calming.

What Does Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil Smell Like?  

At Natures Garden, we are always looking for creative, unique, and true-to-life fragrance oils.  Our Buttered Maple Oats and Honey fragrance is simply amazing!   This fragrance includes mouth-watering notes of oatmeal and sweet cream butter, cinnamon, raisins, and honey, with notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and maple.  This fragrance is amazingly true to its name.

Top Notes:  lemon zests, clove, cinnamon, honey
Mid Notes:  oats, butter, maple sugar, raisins
Base Notes:  crushed pecan, vanilla, brown sugar

How Do Our Customers Use Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil?

What’s your passion?  Is it making homemade candles or making homemade bath and body products such as soaps, bath oils, bath gels, scrubs, body butters, lotions or perfumes?  It’s completely up to you.

Home scenters may try home scenting ideas like reed diffusers, potpourri and incense.  The maximum usage is 50%.  Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil is fantastic In aroma beads and this authentic yet unique scent is nice and strong.  When making homemade cleaning products,  the maximum usage is 5%.

For the soap makers who prefer to focus on homemade bath and body products.  The maximum usage is 5%.  A coloring suggestion for your soaps is to use yellow soap colorant and brown soap colorant in an amount that satisfies you.  You’re worth it!!  Please remember to never use candle dye in any bath and body products.  Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results shows no acceleration, no ricing and no separation while maintaining a strong scent retention.  Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil discolors to a light brown.  The vanillin content is 2% for this fragrance oil.  Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  Are you looking for something different to spice up your soap line?  Have you checked out Natures Garden recipes?  Or have you noticed that above the image for each our fragrance oils, there are tabs?  One tab will read “videos” and there may be a tab that read “recipes”.  By clicking on the recipe tab for Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance, you will see a link for our Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap Recipe.  This is a melt and pour soap recipe using our Buttered Maple Oats Honey Scent.  Check it out and have fun!

For homemade candle crafters, the maximum usage for Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil is 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  It also works well in candle wax tarts using Natures Garden’s pillar of bliss wax.  Some coloring tips include using 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye plus a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per every 4 pounds of wax or you can shred a small amount of a yellow color block and brown color block into your melted wax.

Go to Nature Garden’s search bar and type in “buttered maple oats honey fragrance oil” and you can place your order for this maple scent today!

Nov
11

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance


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Black Linen and Amber Fragrance OilBlack Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance, but it is also A Best Seller!  Truth be told this fragrance has me intrigued.  The words “black linen” alone sort of make me blush!  As a quilter, I mainly stick to cotton and flannel fabrics.  With a little research, I discovered that linen is very labor-intensive to manufacture.  It’s fibers are very absorbent and garments made of linen are appreciated for their extraordinary coolness and freshness in hot weather.  A wide variety of products are made with linen such as aprons, napkins, towels, table clothes, runners, chair covers, bed linen, and men’s and women’s wear.  “Linens” also refers to lightweight undergarments such as chemises, shirts, and lingerie – note that the root word, linen!  Most of us associate the color black with formality, death, and maybe even evil.  But, what if we flipped the coin and looked at the color black for the other things that it has been known to represent such as strength, power, authority and the unknown; we can add excitement to our lives.  Let’s face it, there’s a hidden mystery to the color black.  Black linen combined with amber has limitless possibilities for creating the desired ambiance; embrace the unknown!

What Does Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very unique, very sexy scent!  Black linen and amber is a unisex (meaning it is designed to be suitable to both sexes) fragrance that begins with top notes of fresh cotton and crisp ozonic (aquatic scent) notes; followed by middle notes of white blossoms;  well rounded with base notes of cashmere, amber, musk, and patchouli.

Top Notes:  fresh cotton, ozone
Mid Notes:  white blossoms
Base Notes:  cashmere, amber, musk, patchouli

How Do Our Customers Use Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil?

Coloring Suggestions:  Black Linen Amber Fragrance Oil

Let’s take a look at color suggestions for both homemade candles and homemade bath and body products.  For homemade candles, it’s suggested that you use 8 drops of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. For homemade soaps and other bath and body products, use black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

For homemade soaps, bath oils, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum usage for this unisex scent is 5%.  Cold process soap testing results show that Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil poured perfectly with no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.  The soap scent is very nice and has good scent retention.  It also performed perfectly in perfumes and as for other bath and body products, it performed well.

As for homemade candles, the maximum usage is 10%.  This exotic fragrance performs perfectly in wow wax, joy wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

For household purposes like potpourri and incense the recommended maximum usage is 50% and for homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil has limitless possibilities.  To order this sexy scent, just go to the search bar on Natures Garden site and type in “black linen and amber”.  It will take you directly to the page to order this linen scent!

Mar
14

Easy Soy Candle


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first soy candleHello everyone! My name is Cindy and I am the new Marketing Rep for Natures Garden.

Although I am not new to the candle scene; I used to sell paraffin candles for Deborah back in 1997, I am new to the making homemade products world.  After working for Natures Garden a few days, I quickly realized that one of the most important aspects of my position is that I know all of these products in and out.  Since I am a hands on learner, the best way for me to understand these products is to put myself in your shoes and become a candle and soap artisan.  And, today I did just that.

Since I already have some knowledge in the candle market, I decided to start my venture with soy wax.  Now, I want to shout it from the roof tops, “I made my first candle….ever….in my whole life”.  It was super easy too!

Although secretly, I do have to admit I was a little concerned at first.  I actually thought I might burn down the test kitchen, a common fear that I assume many new crafters have.

Realizing it is now or never, I stood up straight and pulled myself together.  You will never learn if you never try, right?  So, I gathered all of my ingredients and supplies, and went to work.  The step by step instruction I used to make my candle came from the How To Make A Pure Soy Wax Candle Recipe.   This recipe as well as hundreds of others are offered in the free recipes and classes section of Natures Gardens website.    I now understand that every recipe created by Natures Garden came from the trial and error process.  A process that is done to put forth the BEST end product.  Natures Gardens creative team makes all the mistakes so you don’t have to (I think I hear a commercial in there).

Anyway, I worked through the easy to follow steps and before I knew it (about 30 minutes later), I was standing before my first candle creation.  A beautiful purple colored, Lavender Sage scented candle.  I could not believe my eyes.  I actually thought to myself….well, that was easy.  Who knew?  I then realized I could have been doing this for years, guaranteeing the candles I burned in my home had the best scent throw and longest burn time.

Now that I know just how easy it is to make candles, the possibilities are endless.  Guess what kind of gifts I’ll be giving this year…lol?  Overall I really enjoyed my experience; that is after I got over the initial fear.  A word of advice for anyone that wants to give candle making a try… I strongly encourage you to do it!  Candle making is easy, fun, and the accomplishment of your creation is inspiring.

Well kids, until my next adventure, have a FABULOUS day!
Cindy