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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.

Jun
02

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles


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Best Fragrance Oils for CandlesBest Fragrance Oils for Candles

I’d say that we at Natures Garden know candles pretty well. That’s why we realize many of the frustrations of finding the right fragrances for room scenting. While it is not too difficult to find a great fragrance with a that you enjoy, sometimes you just want a fragrance that is stronger than the garden variety fragrance oil. It’s just a fact of life that some fragrance oils are better suited for certain products and crafts. So, we decided to share some love with our candle making customers by compiling a list of some of the Best Fragrance Oils for Candles. These scents are some of the exceptional aromas for candle making. In fact, some of these scents will be so strong that you won’t be able to believe it! So, take a chance on the scents that you like best and see just how much better our strongest scents can perform in candles!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil

Tropical room scents often make for wonderful room scents. So, this tropical delight will really shine as a candle scent, as it has a very strong, long lasting scent. The Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil is a yummy tropical fruit scent with a blend of freshly ripened mango and juicy papaya. Further, this happy fruit scent would be perfect for adding a bright scent to a room or maybe even a few rooms at once.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil CandleWe recommend using three drops orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange color block per four pounds of wax for this tropical room scent.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Black Cherry BOMB Fragrance Oil Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Black Cherry BOMB Fragrance Oil

We all like our room scents to be strong enough to smell up our house, right? Well, this scent will absolutely deliver! The Black Cherry BOMB Fragrance Oil is an amazingly strong scent of a delightful black cherry aroma that is not too sickening sweet. So, anyone looking for a nice fruit scent for their candle creations has come to the right place! This scent is strong and yummy enough to delight even the pickiest candle makers.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Black Cherry BOMB Fragrance Oil CandleWe suggest a dark cherry hue from six drops of burgundy plus a drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of a burgundy and black color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Fresh Brewed Coffee - Worlds Best Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Fresh Brewed Coffee – Worlds Best Fragrance Oil

Coffee lovers beware, this is going to be a scent you will not get over soon. The Fresh Brewed Coffee – Worlds Best Fragrance Oil is a carefully formulated scent that smells just like real coffee with heavy base notes of chocolate. Further, this scent has wonderful effervescent coffee top notes, and incredible scent throw!  This fragrance is so strong; you will want to cut back on the amount you use in your applications. While concentrated in the bottle it may smell odd, as it is too strong. However, this fragrance oil is the perfect coffee aroma for candles that is true and strong!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Fresh Brewed Coffee - Worlds Best Fragrance Oil CandleWe think this scent should be used in a dark brown candle with five drops brown liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown color block per four pounds of wax.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Lovers of spice scents are really in for a treat with this next fragrance oil! The true to life Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil, naturally, has the aroma of freshly ground cinnamon bark. The only thing we can think of with a more true cinnamon scent is actual, fresh cinnamon. However, we think our scent would be a really close second. Obviously, this fragrance oil would be perfect for creating homemade spice candles that are sure to impress!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil CandleWe recommend using three drops brown plus one drop red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of brown and red color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Lilac Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Lilac Fragrance Oil

Speaking from experience, there is nothing then the fragrant aroma of a fresh lilac bush wafting through your home. While you could buy your own floral plant, the Lilac Fragrance Oil is the next best thing. This scent is nothing but the true aroma of a freshly blooming lilac bush. Plus, the scent is strong and perfect for creating candles that really go the distance. Thus, this floral fragrance oil is a perfect choice for home scenting.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Lilac Fragrance Oil CandleWe suggest that you use two drops purple plus a tiny bit of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded purple and red color block per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

There is nothing better than a delicious food scent in a homemade candle and this tasty fragrance really sets the bar! Our Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil has a strong aroma of freshly baked muffins of the, you guessed it, blueberry variety. The fragrance has some top notes of juicy tart blueberries with orange zests, middle notes of butter cake, and base notes of vanilla and almond. Further, this scent is actually one of the strongest fragrance oils that we carry! Talk about a great candle scent!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil CandleThis candle should be a dark blue from six drops of blue plus one drop black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of a blue and black color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Pomegranate Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

Further, we have another wonderful fruit scent that would be perfect as a room scent. The Pomegranate Fragrance Oil is a perfect for providing a bright, sweet candle aroma. Plus, this fragrance oil contains purely the wonderful aroma of freshly sliced pomegranate. So, pomegranate lovers or anyone that is looking for a strong, fruit scent that really lasts should try this scent out in their candle recipes.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Pomegranate Fragrance Oil CandleWe suggest using four drops red plus one drop burgundy liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red and burgundy color blocks per four pounds of wax.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Vanilla & Lavender Type Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Vanilla & Lavender Type Fragrance Oil

Lavender and vanilla are both well known and enjoyed scents. Plus, these two aroma work very nicely together. The NG Vanilla & Lavender Type Fragrance Oil is a relaxing and tranquil, but don’t let that fool you as it is a perfect candle scent! This unique scent is a memorable blend of fresh lavender, fresh vanilla beans, with orange zests and patchouli. This scent is strong enough to be a great candle, yet remains a tranquil scent by the nature of its ingredients.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Vanilla & Lavender Type Fragrance Oil CandleWe recommend creating a light purple from one drop of purple liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded purple color block per 4 pounds of wax.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Fruity Rings Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil

Any fans of sweet scents will go crazy for this fragrance oil! This Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly poured bowl of the well loved, sugary breakfast cereal. Plus, this scent is very, very strong! This aroma of lemon rinds, lime, and grapefruit; middle notes of lemongrass, lily, and verbena; and base notes of vanilla sugar creates the perfect combination that I simply can not get enough of. This scent is perfect for creating irresistibly delicious scented candles!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil CandleThis fruity scent should be colored with two drops red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red color block per four pounds of wax.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Patchouli Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Patchouli Fragrance Oil

Some natural candles deserve a scent that fits its ingredients. So, we have a perfect fragrance oil for any candle makers that enjoy earthy notes and more natural smelling scents. The Patchouli Fragrance oil is strong, long lasting and perfect for candles. The aroma is exactly an earthy aroma of true herbal patchouli. Thus, this scent will be well loved by those that enjoy earthy scents, such as patchouli, as it is strong enough to fill a home.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Patchouli Fragrance Oil CandleWe recommend using two drops brown and three drops orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

Floral scents can be used to create some lovely scented candles, but not all fragrances are created equal. This floral scent is strong enough to make the list of candles scents and smells absolutely divine. Our Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil is the truest possible rose scent available on the market! It was difficult to discover, but after all that time we knew when we hit the winner. This scent has captured the gorgeous aroma perfectly and is not easily duplicated.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil CandleWe suggest using two drops red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red color block per 4 pounds of wax for this scented candle.

 

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Ocean Mist Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil

Those looking for a cool musk fragrance oil for candle making just came to the right place. The Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil is a very strong, aquatic scent that performs perfectly in candle waxes. This scent is a complex bouquet of carnations, lily of the valley, and hyacinth; underlined by oakmoss and white musk. So, if you enjoy the sound of this scent and would like to create candles, try it out. This fragrance oil is sure to perform exactly as you’d expect the best fragrance to perform, which is amazingly!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil CandleThis cool scent is perfect for a candle colored with three drops blue plus one drop green liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue and green color blocks per four pounds of wax.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Peppermint Patty Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

This scent is absolutely delicious, just like a real peppermint patty! The scent of our Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bitter sweet chocolate. So, candles that use this strong scent will have both the scent of decadent chocolate and the cool aroma of fresh mint. Overall, this scent would create amazingly delicious food scented candles.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil CandleAppropriately, this scented candle should be colored like chocolate. So, use five drops of the brown liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown color block per 4 pounds of wax.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out a scent that is irresistibly sweet and delicious. The Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil is a scent that has an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries, with middle notes of white floral greenery, and bottom notes of musk and vanilla. Not only is this scent delicious, but the fragrance is quite strong and lingers as well. So, this would be perfect for creating some deliciously scented candles that are sure to get some appreciation.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil CandleThis sweet scent deserves something fun, so we chose to make the candle purple. Add six drops of purple liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a purple color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Country Bumkin Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil

Another great spice scent is the fantastic blend of our Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil. This scent is a perfect blend of sweet notes and strong spices to create an amazing scent for the home. This aroma is a blend of apples, candied yams, marshmallows, sweet cream butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, crushed cinnamon bark and fresh cloves.  Create your own scented candles with this fragrance oil and bring the country home to you!

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Country Bumkin Fragrance Oil CandleA perfect color for this serene scent would be a lovely golden brown. So, use four drops of orange plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of an orange and brown color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Honeysuckle Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil

Another lovely floral scent is the Natures Garden Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil. This floral is a perfect scent for spring. The aroma is a perfect dupe of a blooming honeysuckle bush. This fragrance oil has a scent of fresh ozonic honeysuckle blend with hints of jasmine, rose, and lilac, which makes a scent that is both lovely and strong for scented candles. Thus, those that enjoy floral candles should definitely try out this fragrance oil in their own creations. There is no way you would want to miss a scent this perfect for scented candles.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil CandleTo achieve a perfect honeysuckle color for these candles, you should use either one drop of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a yellow color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil

Nobody can deny that clean aromas are perfect for creating room scents for the home. Not only does this make your home feel cleaner, but the scent is relaxing and lovely. Our NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect clean laundry scent. While the scent is strong and clean, the aroma carries a fruity floral blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine on a dry down of aquatic notes and musk. Thus, this scent is a strong aroma that smells clean, fresh, and happy.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil CandleFor this scent. we recommend coloring candles with either three drops green and one drop blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue and green color block per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Loving Spell Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil

Another kind of fruit scent that would be wonderful for creating candles would be the NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil. This scent is blend of citrus scents that create a sweet, clean aroma. The fragrance oil is composed of sweet bouquet of mandarin orange, bergamot, and tangerine enhanced by hints of fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries on an undertone of white musk. Further, this scent is strong enough to create a perfectly wonderful and complex scented candle.

Best Fragrance Oils for Candles NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil Candle

Those that may be looking for a color suggestion for this scent can try out our own coloring scheme. We chose an orange hue as this scent is largely citrus, like oranges. So, we would use four drops orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange color block per four pounds of wax.

If you enjoyed these fragrance oils, then you can check out even more of our strongest fragrances by going to our Top Candle Scents category on the Natures Garden website.

Mar
10

Easter Basket Candles Recipe


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Easter Basket Candles Recipe

Easter Basket Candles RecipeThe Easter Basket Candles Recipe is a super cute layered candle creation by Natures Garden. Not only does this recipe walk you through some easy steps to create this recipe, but the layered effect of this candle is only the beginning. This adorable recipe has a topping that resembles Easter Eggs hidden in some bright green grass. If this recipe doesn’t perfect for the spring season, then I don’t know what would be. Creating these two candles would be a great gift idea for a family member or friend this Easter, or even as decoration in your own home. Either way, these cute creations are sure to get some positive attention. So, try out this super cute recipe and have yourself a happy Easter!

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Joy Wax

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

Embed Mold Easter Eggs

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye 

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Spoon

Stove

Scale

Pot (for double boiler)

Apothecary Jars (2)

Toothpicks

Cheese Grater

Paper Bowl

Hot Glue Gun

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Weights and Amounts

1150 grams of Joy Wax

120 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

127 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

A Small Amount of Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

5 Drops of Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Small Amount of Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

4 of the CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Easter Basket Candles Recipe EggsEaster Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Egg Embeds

First, we are going to get the egg embeds ready. You will end up making twenty little Easter Eggs in each color, which may be too many. So, you can use any possible extras as wax tart melts to avoid waste. Once these are done you can set them aside to use in a later step.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow Easter Egg Embeds

Now, you are going to create your first batch of Egg Embeds. Use a double boiler to melt 30 grams of your Pillar of Bliss Wax. Afterwards, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix in the color. To add the yellow dye, dip the toothpick in the candle colorant then dip it in the melted candle wax.  Next, add and incorporate 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Finally, pour the wax into your  Easter egg embed mold. Once they set up, remove them and set them aside for later use.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Easter Egg Embeds

Now, melt more wax to create the second batch of eggs. Put 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax into the double boiler. Then, once again, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of the Red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance. Mix these ingredients into the batch and pour into the embed mold. Later, pop out your eggs and put them with your yellow Easter eggs.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Finished EggsEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Blue Easter Egg Embeds

Next, create the blue egg embeds for the top your candle. Use the double boiler to melt 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax. Add color to the wax with Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and a toothpick. Scent your wax with 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Mix well and pour into the Easter Egg Embed Mold. Then, remove your eggs and place them with the others.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple Easter Egg Embeds

Finally, make the purple eggs to decorate the candle near the end of this process. Melt 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax in the double boiler. Scent the wax with 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil and color the wax with Purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye using a toothpick. Now, wait for the eggs to set up, remove them, and place them with all the other finished eggs.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Basket Grass

Second, we are going to create the green grass on top of the candle. We will create a solid chunk of green wax. Then, we will grate the wax into small pieces. These pieces will be sprinkled on top of your candles after all the layers are created. Thus, it will appear as though your candle has little Easter Eggs hidden in the green grass.

EEaster Basket Candles Recipe Green Waxaster Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Green Wax

Now, we are going to prepare the wax that will be used as green grass. So, weigh and melt 200 grams of the Joy Wax. Then, add five drops of Green Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. Also, add 20 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Mix this mixture well to evenly disperse the color and scent. Next, pour your wax from before into a paper bowl.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Shred Easter Basket Candles Recipe Shredding the Green Wax

Next, we will shred the wax to make it possible to sprinkle on the candles. Once it sets up, remove the solid chunk of green wax for your paper bowl. Then, use a cheese grater to shred the wax into a medium sized bowl. Set the finished grass aside for later use. You will have enough grass to top both of the candles we are making today.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Candle Layers

Thirdly, you are going to create the actual candle part of this recipe. We will use four colored layers and three white layers to entirely fill the jar. When adding colorant, we use a dip a toothpick in the candle dye then into the melted wax.  We did this for each colored layer.  This prevented too much dye from being added.  It ensures a nice pastel candle color.  Also,make sure that each layer is fully set up before you proceed to the next layer. Further, we suggest that you work slowly and pour the wax into the center of the jar when you add a new layer.  Pouring in this manner will help you keep the layers level and even.  Also, make sure your jar will not be disturbed as each layer sets up.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Adhering the Wicks

First, you will need to adhere two wicks to the bottom of each of your jars. You can use hot glue to make sure that they each stay in place as you pour your layers. Otherwise, they may move during the process. This movement could result in the candle not being able to burn properly or the wicks being off center. Either way, you’ll want to prevent this.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Blue and WhiteEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Blue and White Layers

Next, you will be creating the first two layers for this candle. Take 200 grams of Joy Wax and melt it in the double boiler. Then, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of the Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Now, add 100 grams of the blue wax to each of the candle jars. It may help to weigh this into another bowl before pouring.

After, make sure that this layer is completely set up. Then, your can begin the white layer. Weigh and melt 50 grams of the Joy Wax. Add 5 grams of the fragrance oil and mix well. Now, pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Purple and WhiteEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple and White Layers

Now, you will be creating the next two candle layers. Weigh and melt 200 grams of the Joy Wax in a double boiler. Then, add a tiny bit of the Purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the fragrance oil. After the white layer is entirely set up, pour 100 grams of the purple wax to each jar to create the next layer.

Later, you will be adding the second white layer. After the purple layer is completely set up, begin by melting 50 grams of the Joy Wax in the double boiler. Then, add 5 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Finally, pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow and White LayersEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow and White Layers

Next, create the yellow and another white layer for the candle. So, weigh and melt 200 grams of Joy Wax in a the double boiler. Later, add a tiny bit of the Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye along with 20 grams of the fragrance oil. Mix well and wait for the previous layer to fully set up. Then, add 100 grams of the yellow wax to each of the candles.

Then, you are going to make the final white layer. After the yellow layer is entirely set up, get 50 grams of Joy Candle Wax melting in the double boiler. Next, add 5 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance and mix well. Pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Pink LayerEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Layer

Finally, you are going to create the final layer for this candle. Take 200 grams of the Joy Wax and melt it in the double boiler. Then, add a tiny bit of the Pink Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. After you mix this well, check that the previous layer is set up. Then, pour your the final layer of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe DoneEaster Basket Candles Recipe Adding the Eggs and Grass

Lastly, you are going to top your candle to look like eggs hidden in the grass. So, take the green wax that you have already shred. Sprinkle a generous amount into each of your candles. Next, take the eggs that you created in a the first steps. Choose the colors you’d like in any combination or amount to tuck into the bits of green wax.

Now, your candle is finished and ready for you to use!

May
14

English Ivy Fragrance Oil


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English Ivy Fragrance OilEnglish Ivy Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

English Ivy Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a wonderful green fragrance that is gentle and shimmering.  This scent is a very natural-smelling aroma, reminiscent of walking through the forest on a warm, humid day, or a visit to a botanical greenhouse.  This is a favorite of customers who are looking for a true-to-name leafy fragrance!  Receiving 5-star reviews across the board, this fragrance is popular with customers regardless of the products they are making.  A valued customer from Ferndale, WA described the scent of this aroma as “just like if you were to take a leaf and smash it up to get all the juices and smell out. It’s very clean, fresh and earthy.”  Experience this clean, green scent today!

What Does English Ivy Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

English Ivy Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden has shimmering tones of morning dew which surround this lush green blend.  A botanical accord of forest fern, green leaves, and cut stems is blended with a soft floral bouquet at the heart of the scent.  Base notes of musk add a soft, earthy end to this scent.

How Do Our Customers Use English Ivy Fragrance Oil?

Customers use English Ivy Fragrance Oil to create earthy, botanical room scents.  Room scenters can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50% in scenting recipes such as Smelly Jelly air fresheners and room sprays.  This green scent also performs exceptionally in aroma beads.  Homemade candles and tarts can be made using vegetable wax or paraffin wax and will perform wonderfully when this fragrance oil is used.  The recommended maximum usage is up to 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  If you want to add a little color to your candles, we recommend 5 drops of green candle dye per four pounds of wax, or your could shred a small amount of a green color block into your melted wax.  Remember, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

English Ivy Fragrance Oil can also be used to create natural smelling bath and body products.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to perform well with up to 5% of this fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance did not discolor.  There was no ricing or separation.  This fragrance did accelerate trace, so soap at room temperature!  After curing, the scent is gorgeous and strong!  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using green liquid soap dye according to your specification.

Customers can incorporate English Ivy Fragrance Oil into a wide variety of products.  Create a delightful, earthy aroma by incorporating this fragrance up to 5% in your perfume and body spray recipes!  Customers also make their own lotions with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil,  and household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.