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Aug
09

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil

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Mango Sorbet Fragrance OilMango Sorbet Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil is a sweet scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a juicy fruit blend that combines mango, lemon, and raspberry in the best possible way. Try making the real thing with this mango sorbet recipe. This mango fragrance oil smells just like the real thing! We dare you to compare, we know you won’t be disappointed! Not only is this one of my favorite cp soap scents, but our customers voted it a fave in cp soap as well!

What Does Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an uplifting, energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fabulous, red raspberries.

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

Delicious room scenting recipes can be created using this sweet mango fragrance oil. First, reed diffuser sticks, potpourri recipes, and incense sticks or cones can both use up to 50% of this fruity mango scent. If you want to scent your homemade cleaning products, then use no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Also, aroma beads maintain a nice and strong scent for this yummy fragrance oil. Additionally, smelly jelly crystals can be used to fragrance a room.

Furthermore, this fruity dessert fragrance oil can be used to create all sorts of candle products. Scented candles that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use a maximum of 10% for this scent. Both Joy Wax and WOW Wax will both perform perfectly with Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil.  Soy wax candles will retain a nice and strong aroma with this scent as well. If you want to add color to your candle products, then we suggest you use three drops of orange liquid candle dye and one drop of red liquid candle dye. However, if you prefer color blocks, a small amount of shredded orange and red color blocks will work well. Our recommendations are based on four pound batches. Just remember that you should never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

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

Bath and body creations can be formulated using this mango fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, perfume oils, scented lotions, and bath and body recipes can be created using no more than 5% of this fragrance oil.

Additionally, this sorbet fragrance oil can be used to create soaps. For example, our own Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed on video that this fragrance oil would be a great addition for a batch of cold process soap. A batch containing this fragrance oil will have no ricing, no acceleration,  and no separation. Not only does this batch have all those great properties, but it has a perfect pour as well! The final product will have a very strong scent and the bars will discolor to a very light beige hue. You can also try one of our many melt and pour soap recipes and use this mango scent. If you would like a color suggestion for your body products, then we recommend using orange and red soap colorants. Use just the right amounts that make you smile. 

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil Recipe

Do you like to create cold process soap and want to use this irresistible fragrance oil? If you do, then you may want to try out our Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe! This recipe is a great guide that provides you with a lovely cold process soap formulation to create your own scrumptious soaps.

Jul
15

Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil

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Kauai Spa Fragrance OilKauai Spa Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil is a complex spa scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a lovely blend of gorgeous fresh floral scents with vanilla, woodsy, and musk scents that create a fragrance oil that is complex and relaxing. Many of our customers have found this scent to be a beautiful scent that is absolutely perfect for cold process soaps and homemade feminine perfumes.

What Does Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This incredibly unique, floral spa fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an aroma that contains notes of gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, hyacinth, mimosa flower, rose, muguet, and lily.  Well rounded, complex, and very fresh!

Top Notes:  Valencia Orange, Peach
Mid notes:  Mimosa flower, Hyacinth, Gardenia, Orange Flower, Gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, rose, muguet
Base Notes:  Vanilla, Woods, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil?

Making room scents with this gorgeous floral fragrance oil will have you sitting back, relaxing, and soaking in the spa aroma. Products such as room scent diy, smelly jelly beads, and incense sticks can all you up to 50% of this sweet fragrance oil. This relaxing scent will remain perfect in handmade aroma bead creations. Also, the best scented household cleaning products can be crafted with a maximum of 5% for our gorgeous Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil. Candle crafters are in luck because this amazing floral scent can be used in their creations. These creations that are made of either vegetable wax or paraffin wax can use this scent at a rate of 10%. Many of the waxes we sell, including Joy Wax,100% Soy Wax, WOW Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and our gel candle wax can include this fragrance oil perfectly! If you are looking for a suggestion in coloring your candles, then try out either using one drop of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of your wax or shredding a small amount of a green color block into the melted wax. For those figuring out their own method, know that crayons do not make good colorant as they clog candle wicks.

Get ready for the chance to have your own personal homemade spa with this beautiful spa day fragrance oil. All kinds of hand crafted bath and body products can be scented with this flowery aroma. In fact, homemade shampoo, homemade body lotions, diy perfumes, and so many other related creations can be scented with up to 5% of this fragrance oil. Soaps that are created with or without lye can be scented with this enchanting scent at a rate of 5%. Our own Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown to us that this calming fragrance oil is a great choice for this method. There was no ricing and no separation found in batches that used this fragrance. There was acceleration, due to all of the floral notes involved in this aroma. This acceleration can be reduced by soaping at lower temperatures. The final cp soap had no discoloration in the bars and the scent remained good in the soap bars. We suggest green soap colorant in these bath and body creations, but other methods can be used as long as you avoid candle dyes.

Jul
14

Bath Bomb Shapes

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bath bomb shapesBath Bombs are typically known for traditionally being in a ball like shape.  But, the bath bomb shape does not have an effect on what bath bombs are known for.

The combination of baking soda and citric acid when in a dry environment are just that; baking soda and citric acid.  However, when these two elements are put together, and then placed into water a reaction occurs.  As this bicarbonate base and weak acid are dissolved in the water, they start to fizz and fizz and fizz.  This fizzing action is actually carbon dioxide.  As the bath bomb dissolves and the carbon dioxide releases into the water, any bather feels a light tickling sensation on their skin.  Hence the well known attribute that bath bombs are known for.

When it comes to the bath bomb shapes, the world can be your oyster.  There are already many varying elements that you can change to make your bath bombs unique.  Whether you choose to do this through scent, color, skin loving oil, or herb addition; the possibilities are endless.

Bath bomb shapes are just as limitless as the other unique qualities you can give your bath bombs.  In fact, you can even make your bath bomb mixture in loose scoop form allowing the overall design of your bath bomb package to really sell the concept.  As for shaped bath bombs, there are tons of molds you can use.

The creative team at Natures Garden has created various bath bomb recipes that produce bath bomb shapes other than balls.  Through the use of  silicone molds, ice cream scoopers, hard plastics (such as fillable ornaments), wax paper, and even your hands, these bath bomb recipes create truly unique bath bombs.

If you are interested in making some bath bomb shapes that will turn some heads here are a few recipes you can try.  These recipes as well as others can all be found on Natures Gardens website under the free recipes and classes link; which you can view by clicking on this link.  All of the supplies needed to make these bath bombs can also be purchased at Natures Garden.

Silicone Mold Bath Bomb Shapes:
Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe
Gingersnap Cookies Bath Bomb Recipe
Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Hard Plastic Bath Bomb Shapes:
Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe
Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bomb Shapes:
Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe 
Superman Bath Fizzies Recipe

Hand Formed/ Wax Paper Bath Bomb Shapes:
Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs Recipe
Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Loose/ Scoopable Bath Bomb Shapes:
Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe
Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe
Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe
Snake in the Grass Bath Fizzie Recipe

Enjoy the journey of new bath bomb shapes!

 

 

Feb
27

Easter Egg Fizzies

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steps for making easter egg bath fizzesEaster is quickly approaching, and although typically Easter gifts exchanged between loved ones are filled with chocolates and sweets; sometimes you just want to think outside of the candy wrapper.  This is where the entertaining bath bomb can come into play!

Bath fizzies can be enjoyed by everyone young and old!  But, there is just something about them that amazes children.  This is most likely the fun fizzing action that occurs when the bath bombs hit the water.

One of the most unique aspects of bath bombs is that they can be scented, colored, and molded into any shape.  And, one of the best things about bath bombs is that they are a great project to make with your kids for a fun family activity.

If you are looking for a great spin on Easter basket gifts, using this recipe you can now make your very own Easter Egg fizzies.

Besides the ingredients that are needed to make the Easter egg fizzies (which can all be purchased at Natures Garden), you will also need (10) regular sized fillable Easter eggs, baking soda, and some witch hazel in a spray bottle.  If you do not have any leftover plastic eggs from last year, these eggs can be purchased almost anywhere including Walmart or even your local Dollar Store.  The witch hazel that is called for in this recipe is used to help get the crumbly consistency of the mixture as well as to adhere both sides of the Easter eggs together in the final steps.

Here is the rest of the ingredients and supplies that you will need to make this recipe:
Citric Acid
Bentonite Clay Powder
Arrowroot Powder
Castor Oil
Olive Oil- Pomace
For this project, any body safe fragrance oil will work.  We suggest: Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil to match the theme of Easter.
For the color of the Easter egg fizzes, any of the FUN Soap colorants will work.  For this project, we selected the colorants: Neon Blue, Neon Red, Neon Yellow, and Ultramarine Violet to achieve somewhat of a pastel color in the eggs.
Disposable Pipettes
Mixing Bowls (5)
Large Mixing Bowl
Spoon

Once you are ready to get started, here are the steps (pictures included):

Step 1: In your large mixing bowl, place 184 grams of citric acid, 265 grams of baking soda, 11 grams of bentonite clay, and 90 grams of arrowroot powder.  Thoroughly mix these ingredients.  If you have any clumps, break them up using your fingers and thumb.  Set this aside for now.

how to make easter fizzes

Step 2: Now, in a separate bowl, weigh out 26 grams of castor oil and 21 grams of olive oil.  Then, carefully pour this over your dry ingredients, mixing well with your hands.

mixing ingredients for easter bath fizzes

Step 3: Next, place 30 drops of Jelly Beans scent into the mixture using a pipette.  Stir this again using your hands.

making scented bath fizzes

Step 4:  Now, slowly spray the mixture with a few squirts of witch hazel.  Mix the mixture between each spritz.  Continue until the mixture is like crumbly dough in your hands.  Do not over spray. 

making easter bath bombs

Step 5: Now, lay out your other 4 mixing bowls.  Into each bowl place approximately 150 grams of the mixture.

making different colored bath fizzes

Step 6: In the first bowl place 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is light blue.  Then, set it aside.

blue bath bomb

Step 7: In the second bowl place 6 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is pink.  Then, set it aside.

pink bath bomb

Step 8: In the third bowl place 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is yellow.  Then, set it aside.

yellow bath bomb

Step 9: In the final bowl place 5 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is light purple.  Then, set it aside.

purple bath bomb

Step 10:  Now, count out 10 of your fillable Easter eggs.  If the eggs halves that you have are connected together by a small piece of plastic, break them apart now.

prepping your bath fizzy mold

Step 11:  Each colored bowl of the mixture will fill (2.5) whole eggs.  To fill the eggs, press the mixture down firmly into each egg half.  Once both of the halves are completely filled, spritz each one with witch hazel.  Then,  close the egg.  Repeat this step until all eggs are filled and sealed together.

prepping easter bath fizzy

Step 12: Once all eggs are sealed, allow them to harden overnight.

allowing your easter egg fizzes to harden

Step 13: When the eggs are ready, using a spoon gently tap several times on the outside of the oblong egg half.  This will help release the bath fizzy from the mold.

Step 14:  Carefully slide the plastic egg (oblong side) off first.  Then, slide the bottom portion of the plastic egg off.  If the bath fizzy egg is not  stuck together, spritz each half with the witch hazel then place the two halves together.  Gently hold these two halves in place, and using your thumb, reinforce the seam of the egg halves until they do stick together.  Then set aside and allow to harden for about 15-20 minutes.

connecting your easter egg fizzes

The Easter egg bath fizzes are now ready for use.  If you want, place the fizzy eggs into an Easter basket and give as basket to give as an Easter gift.

Easter bath fizzy basket

If you are looking for other unique projects to make visit Natures Gardens free recipes page by clicking on this link!

Jan
08

Bath Bomb Recipe

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sinus relief bath bombOh, how the weather outside is frightful….

If the winter time blues has got you down, and you are not feeling like yourself, we have a little recipe we would like to share with you that will not only help to clear your sinuses, but will also put that little pep in your step that you have been missing.

Our recipe is taking the homemade crafting industry by storm.  It has been shared on Pinterest over 1000 times, and after trying these bath bombs out, you will completely understand why.

Bath Bombs are super easy and fun to make.  They can be made into any shape using plastic fillable ornaments, molds, or left in loose form.  To read all about bath bombs, and how to use them, click on this link.

A bath bomb is a straightforward chemical reaction between an acid and a base.  Within the realm of bath bombs, the citric acid is the acid, and the baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is the base.  Logically speaking, bath bombs can be made with these two ingredients and a very small amount of liquid (witch hazel) to help them keep their shape.

However, bath bombs are the perfect luxurious product to introduce skin loving oils and benefits to your products.  The addition of various ingredients like castor oil and olive oil will allow for moisturizing aspects.  Then, with the addition of herbs like peppermint and spearmint, you can allow your bath bombs to have a refreshing and revitalizing effect.

If you are looking for a wonderfully refreshing bath bomb recipe that is sharing like wild fire on social media, click here.  Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is one in a million, so get your crafting area prepped these homemade bath bombs are exactly what you need!

Jan
04

Bath Bombs

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bath bomb A bath bomb (also called a bath fizzie) is a skin softening bath product that produces “fizz” when it comes into contact with water.  Bath bombs contain citric acid and baking soda, although the more elaborate bath bomb recipes include luxurious butters, oils, colors, fragrance, and herbs.  In order to get bath bombs to form a shape, witch hazel is gently sprayed into the bath bomb mixture until it is crumbly.

Making your own homemade bath bombs is really easy to do.  With a few essential ingredients and fillable plastic ornaments, you are able to create any number of different bath bombs. In fact, even if you don’t have the fillable plastic ornaments, you can use other things like silicone molds or even leave the bath bomb in a loose form that you can scoop into your tub.

Bath bombs or bath fizzes can introduce many great elements to tub time. Some examples of this are the wonderful aromatic or healing capabilities of herbs and/or essential oils.  You can even make bath bombs bright, colorful, and fun by introducing fragrance oils and soap colorants to the mix.

Knowing how stressful the holiday season can be for many of us, we recently sought out to make some soothing and relaxing themed bath bombs.  Anyone with a chaotic and busy schedule can relate that sometimes, it is necessary to take a step back, breath, and focus on relaxing; even if it is just for a short period of time. The recipe that was created was inspired by the goal of relaxation; and are called Lavender Sage Bath Bombs.  These enjoyable fizzes are just what you need to take the edge off.

Some of the key ingredients used in these fabulous lavender bath bombs are:

Bentonite Clay Powder– used to help clean impurities on the skin
Lavender Flower Powder– a natural relaxant, is also used for the soothing of irritated skin as well as healing.
Castor Oil– a humectant that draws moisture to your skin.
Rose Petals– great for relaxation but also have antiseptic, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Citric Acid-  reacts with baking soda and water to create fizz.  Citric acid is a natural water softener.

To view the complete Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe click here.  To view other free bath bomb recipes simply click on this link.

When you are ready, here are the steps to use a bath bomb:

1.   Tell your family you are out of commission for 30 minutes.
2.   Run your bath water.  Do not add any bubbles to the water.
3.   When you are ready to get in the tub, hold your bath bomb above water.  Do not let it get wet.
4.  Gently get in the tub and finally place your bath bomb in the water.
5.  Set back, relax, and enjoy your peace and quiet while also enjoying the delightful fizz, calming scent, and tranquility of the moment.

Hint:  If you make bath bombs that contain herbs, but you do not want those herbs floating around your tub, you can always place the bath bomb into a nylon, cheesecloth, or gauze prior to putting it into the water.