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Jan
11

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances


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15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances

15 Best Valentine's Day FragrancesThe holidays are over. Christmas has been put away for another year. If you are a crafter, a soaper or a candle maker, you are always thinking ahead to the next holiday. It’s never to early to think about what your family, customers or clients are going to want or need. While Valentine’s Day isn’t technically a holiday, it’s still a celebration of sorts. We celebrate those that we love by giving them something sweet or something that says “I love you”. To help you out, I have selected the 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! There are so many good Valentine’s Day aromas out there, it was hard to narrow it down. These 15 are some of our best sellers. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy finding some new scents and maybe some new recipes to add to your collection.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance OilAngel Love Fragrance Oil is a must have for your Valentine’s Day line-up. Angels are naturally associated with Valentine’s Day so this is a perfect addition! With a scent of luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Nice and light yet complex at the same time. Compare Natures Garden’s Angel Love fragrance oil to the popular Angel fragrance.

 

Angel LoveAngel Love performed perfectly with a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and for room scenting. For cold process soap we found that Angel Love had a perfect pour, with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However,there was a slight dis-colorization to a beige. We strongly recommend the use of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent your bath,body and candle products from discoloring. Angel Love also had a nice, strong scent retention after the initial cure.

 

Angel LoveIf you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project we have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe that uses Angel Love fragrance oil! An arrangement  of heart-shaped soaps, aroma bead ornaments and flowers to wow your customers with a fun alternative to the usual gift baskets.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance OilBite Me Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance. It smells so yummy, you’ll truly be tempted to bite into whatever you have created!

 

 

Bite MeBite Me performed amazingly in cold process soap with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However, there was some slight discoloration to a light tan. Bite Me was also tested in candles, aroma beads and other bath and body products and it worked perfectly!

 

 

Bite MeWe’ve created a fun recipe using melt and pour soap and the Bite Me Fragrance Oil! Check out this zebra print soap recipe soap recipe and add it to your collection for a fun twist on an easy soap that will impress your customers and clients!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance OilBlue Sugar fragrance oil is a fun, unique scent that has a strong base of vanilla with rich floral tones and a hint of musky patchouli! It would be a wonderful addition for those of the younger generation or even for those young at heart! It is a strong comparison to the popular Aquolina Blue Sugar.  A wonderful addition for those that like the name brands but not the price!

 

 

Blue SugarBlue Sugar fragrance oil tested wonderfully for scent retention in candles, bath and body products and also in room scenting. When Blue Sugar was tested in cold process soap it had a very positive outcome. It had a nice strong scent after the cure, also, there was no acceleration, no ricing,  and no separation. However, there was some discoloring to a brown. We suggest using our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent your products from turning.

 

Blue sugarAre you looking for something fun to create for the kids? How about creating your own scented markers! Whether you have some markers laying around the kids’ rooms or even if you want to buy a new pack to surprise somebody with that artistic talent, we have the easiest recipe out there! We tested with Crayola Markers and coordinated fragrances to go with the colors! (Blue Sugar was matched to the Blue Lagoon color!) Create your own scents or take our suggestions! You can’t go wrong with this project!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilBurgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original! With this fragrance oil, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.

 

 

 

Burgundy RoseWhen we tested Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil, there was some acceleration. For that, we suggest soaping at room temperature to help lessen the acceleration. Other than that, there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloring! Burgundy Rose also had strong scent retention after the cure and also in other bath and body products, as well as candles and room scenting! A wonderful fragrance to work with!

 

Burgundy RoseAre you looking for a new lotion to add to your collection? We created a Burgundy Rose Bath Milk recipe that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day line-up! Have a nice long soak in a luxurious bath of Goat’s Milk to soften and nourish your skin. We’ve added rose petals for a burst of rose fragrance and oat straw powder that is wonderful for rejuvenating and softening the skin. We’ve also used our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil for a rich, luxurious scent.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil

Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent of apple blossoms, lily of the valley and rose petals. Very simple, yet elegant at the same time.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple blossom
Mid Notes:  jasmine, rose petals, lily of the valley, gardenia
Base Notes:  cashmere woods, musk

 

 

Butterfly HugsDuring our testing of Butterfly Hugs in cold process soap, there was some slight acceleration so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help slow the process. However, there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent held up beautifully both in soap and also in candles, bath and body products and aroma beads.

 

Butterfly HugsIf you are looking for something the kids will like and can also be a fun added touch to your creations, give this Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. We are sure you will have fun with it!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilIn Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, effervescent citrus notes and sweet vanilla combine to make this festive fragrance!  It’s got a sparkly, fizzy scent of citrus with hints of rum and a strong base of vanilla! This is truly a fun and unique fragrance!

 

 

 

Vanilla ChampagneWe tested Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in cold process soap and it behaved beautifully! There was no acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a caramel color so we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that if you wish. Champagne Vanilla also had wonderful scent retention in soap, candles and other bath and body products!

 

Vanilla ChampagneA fun fragrance like this needs it’s own recipe so we created one to show off this awesome scent! Vanilla Champagne CP Soap is both a cold process soap with a sweet accent of champagne bottles created from melt and pour soap! A neat addition to any soap display!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleAre you creating a fun, chocolate line of soaps for customers or for gifts? Give this Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil a try and we are sure you will love it! A deep chocolate scent followed by a definite smell of raspberries! Smells just like a chocolate you will get out of a Valentine’s Day box of candy!

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleWe found Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle to work perfectly in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a chocolate brown which just makes the soap that much more realistic. However, if you wish for the soap, candles or bath and body products to not change color we suggest Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle scent retention did well in CP soap after it’s cure and in candles, lotions, perfumes and room scenting.

 

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleIn honor of Valentine’s Day, we created a fun recipe using this yummy fragrance oil. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap recipe looks delicious but is in fact made with whipped soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base! An eye-catching addition to your creations!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesHere is another fun chocolate fragrance to enhance your “dessert” section of your creations! Chocolate Covered Strawberries is true to its name with top notes of strawberries and a hint of orange liquor followed by rich chocolate and vanilla. A definite must have for a Valentine’s Day display!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesDuring our cold process soap testing, we found it to have no acceleration or ricing. There was some separation, but it reabsorbed and set up nicely. It did turn a nice, chocolate brown color which just adds a nice touch to the name. If you choose to keep the color lighter, we suggest adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to your creations to help prevent any oxidation. Chocolate covered Strawberries also performed perfectly in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesWe created a fun and easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Swirled Soap! Using melt and pour soap, rose clay and kaolin powder along with some Organic Cocoa Powder, you’ll have a soap that looks like it was complicated to make, but it really is simple to create!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance OilHere’s a wonderful, masculine fragrance oil for you to try in any recipes you are creating for your men’s line. A deep, intense scent of black pepper and clove followed by a base of woodsy, leather. A very rugged smell!

 

 

 

 

Deadly WeaponDuring our cold process soap testing, Deadly Weapon had some slight acceleration, therefor we suggest soaping at room temperature. There was no ricing, separation and no dis-colorization! Plus, the scent stayed strong and true through the cure. This fragrance oil also performed wonderfully in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in room scenting recipes.

 

Deadly WeaponIf you’re looking for a fun, bath bomb to create for your younger, male clients, this is a winner. A Camouflage Bath Bomb will definitely make bath time fun! We scented it with Deadly Weapon, so not only does it look manly, it will smell manly! Plus, there’s a hidden surprise inside of this bomb that will make bath time that much more exciting!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a definite fun fragrance for the younger girls! Bubblegum, cotton candy, a touch of fruit and vanilla fills the senses when this fragrance oil is released!

 

 

 

 

 

15 best valentine's day fragrancesWhen we tested Fluffy Pink Candy in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was a nice pour, with no ricing or separation! After the initial cure, the scent was strong and true. However it did turn a nice, toffee color. We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this color change in all soaps, candles, and other bath and body products!

 

fluffy Pink candySugar Scrubs are so popular among the younger crowd, so we created a fun Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub that looks just like pink and blue cotton candy! Your bathroom will smell like a candy factory when you get done with bath time since we used Fluffy Pink Candy for the fragrance.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. A true rose scent with nothing added to it to hinder the smell.  It is simply a straight clean rose scent.  In fact, not only is this our most popular rose scent, it is one of our best sellers during the Valentine’s day season.

 

 

 

Fresh Cut Roses

Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil tested perfectly in cold process soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed true and strong after cure time and it also worked well in candles, bath and body products and room scenting! This is a definite must-have for those that like the elegant, timeless fragrances.

 

Fresh Cut rosesWe have a wonderful Rose Lotion recipe that is sure to please your customers, and/or family members. Made with Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and a rose-infused tea, we are sure you will have a keeper among your recipes.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil has a bright, vibrant scent of citrus and pomegranates with a touch of floral, and ginger! This is a Nature’s Garden original and sure to be a true hit among your customers!

 

 

 

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate performed perfectly in our cold process soap testing! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and true after the cure and also when we tested in candles, room scenting and in other bath and body products. A definite winner among soapers!

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate We created this fun zebra-striped candle with Hot Pink Pomegranate in mind! The pink stripes are created using beeswax, displayed around the inside wall of the jar and Soy Wax 444 poured into the jar for the base of your candle! An eye-catching candle, with some added creativity!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Jammin' Rock Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a rockin’ explosion of cherries, raspberries and strawberries with a hint of icy peppermint and old fashioned rock candy! This would be a fun, fragrance addition to a “candy” line-up of bath and body products!

 

 

 

 

Jammin' Rock CandyWe tested Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil in cold process soap with a very positive turnout! There was no ricing, acceleration or separation and the scent retention was strong and true! The color did turn a light beige color which can easily be remedied by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent oxidation. Jammin’ Rock Candy also tested strongly in candles, bath and body products and in room scenting.

 

Jammin' Rock CandyNature’s Garden decided to create a fun soap recipe using this fragrance oil in mind! Lollipop Soap is so easy to create, it may be a sin! Using melt and pour soap, and some Fun Soap colorants, your customers will think this soap was complicated to make. In fact, it is so easy a child could create it! (With the help of an adult of course!)

 

15 Best Valentine’s Fragrances: NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Fragrances NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance OilIt’s been said that strawberries bring out the flavor of the champagne. I believe it to be true, therefore this fragrance oil smells exactly like strawberries and champagne taste! A true berry scent with the effervescence of apples and champagne! This is a Nature’s Garden original best seller!

 

 

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneWhen NG Strawberry & Champagne was tested in cold process soap it performed perfectly! It had a wonderful pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation. There was no discoloring and the scent stayed strong throughout the cure. It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneIn honor of the new year, we created this amazing Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap! A beautiful red and white swirled soap with the cutest champagne bottles created with Diamond melt and pour soap! Looks complicated, but in reality was super easy to create! A wonderful eye-catching addition to your soap line!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil

A playful fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is alluring, energetic, and fun. This fragrance begins with top notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk.  A Best Seller!

 

 

 

When we tested Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found it behaved so nicely! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation! A soaper’s dream! The scent retention stayed strong and true. There was some discoloration to a light beige which can be lessened by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Passionate Kisses scent also has a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads!

 

Well, there you have it! Our 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! We hope you can find some new inspiration for your next soap showing, or for a new line-up among your collection! So enjoy and create with our fragrances! We know you will have the best smelling soap, bath and body products or candles in town! Finally, to see our complete list of Valentine’s scents, click here.

Dec
12

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits


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Macadamia Nut Oil BenefitsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits

There are tons of great ways that you can use a wonderful cosmetic oil. Not only are these types of oils great for moisturizing the skin, but they are essential for making effective homemade cosmetics. But, the oils that you choose depend on the type of product you want to create and the properties that you need it to possess. Each of these oils have unique properties that can add some extra benefits to your recipes. There are so many different properties that a good cosmetic oil can provide. So, we would like to share with you some of the macadamia nut oil benefits for your body and products.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Your Homemade Products

Your bath and body products will change based on the different oils that you include in the recipe, so you can create unique products that perform exactly how you need. This cosmetic oil has quite a few wonderful properties for your homemade products. Adding some macadamia nut oil to any of your bath and body recipes will add some amazing properties to your products. So, let’s talk about some properties that this carrier oil can provide to your various bath and body recipes.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Making Your Own SoapMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Making Your Own Soap

First of all, you can create your own soap from scratch with this skin-loving oil. This wonderful cosmetic oil can be used to make soap that is more conditioning and moisturizing than a typical bar of soap. Further, adding Macadamia Nut Oil to your soap can add some hardness to the bar and create a creamier lather. Also, macadamia nut oil will be absorbed into the skin easily. This means that the soap won’t leave a greasy feel on your skin. Further, it has been reported that this oil is perfect for rejuvenating older skin. If you want to try this cosmetic oil, we used this cosmetic oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Lip Care ProductsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Lip Care Products

Another great way for you to use this wonderful cosmetic oil is creating homemade lip care products. Macadamia Nut Oil is a perfect addition to your lip care products, as this oil is perfect for moisturizing. First, this cosmetic oil will be absorbed by the lips easily and will be able to nourish and protect your lips. Also, this oil will contribute to your product having an amazingly smooth glide, which allows these softening oils to care for and protect your lips. If you would like to try this oil for yourself, then you can test out our Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Creating LotionMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Creating Lotion

Additionally, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create amazing homemade body lotion. In fact, you can create lotion that is luscious and moisturizing. Further, the cosmetic oil will sink deep down into your sink.  Not only will you not have a greasy layer on your skin, but the oil will be able to provide nourishment to deeper layers of your skin.  You can try out this lovely cosmetic oil by using either our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe or our Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe. Another option you have for creating some delightful skin care is our Almond Body Cream Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Facial ProductsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Facial Products

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create some amazing products for your face. This lovely cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing your skin. Further, the oil is sensitive enough to be used on the face without causing any issues. Since this is a light cosmetic oil, it won’t clog your pores or lead to any break outs. Plus, this cosmetic oil has been known to be amazing for helping to deal with acne breakouts.  So, this delightful oil will help to rejuvenate you skin and will leave you with a healthier complexion. If you would like to try out a facial recipe with this cosmetic oil, then you can try out our Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade ConditionerMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Conditioner

Plus, you can create some wonderful hair care products with this luxurious cosmetic oil. This luscious cosmetic ingredient is perfect for adding to your recipes for hair conditioner or even deep conditioning hair masks. With macadamia nut oil, your homemade hair care recipes will be able to protect your hair from damage and split ends. Plus, this cosmetic oil will help you to moisturize and nourish each strand of hair from root to end.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Bath Bombs and Bubble BarsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars

Another great way to use this lovely cosmetic oil is to create bath products, like bath bombs or bubble bars. This oil will care for your skin and add the conditioning properties that these recipes need. While these products are fun, fizzy, and gorgeous, you need to make sure that your skin is well cared for, too. This cosmetic oil will condition and nourish your skin, so you can sit back to enjoy your creation! Also, you can try out a few of our bath products that include this cosmetic oil, which are the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe and the Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Your Body

Of course, your bath and body creations will need to be able to care for your body in some sort of way. You will only have amazing products if they are able to moisturize, nourish, or rejuvenate the body. Otherwise, your homemade recipes won’t be need, regardless of how pretty they may be. Luckily, macadamia nut oil is a perfect cosmetic oil for caring for your body. So, since this cosmetic oil will provide your products with some amazing benefits, that is why we are going to share the wonderful benefits that this macadamia nut oil can provide for your body!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the Skin

Of course, this carrier oil is perfect for conditioning dry, cracked skin. This fabulous oil is perfect for calming dry skin and leaving your body feeling soft and moisturize. Not only will macadamia nut oil provide your skin with nutrients, but it is sure to absorb quickly into the deepest layers of the skin. This means that the oil will sink deep down and nourish the skin. Plus, the lovely oil won’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin. So, you won’t have to wait a long time for macadamia nut oil to begin to nourish your skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Preventing Wrinkles

You can also use this lovely cosmetic oil to reduce certain signs of aging.  Since macadamia nut oil is perfect for nourishing your skin, this cosmetic oil will care for your skin by rejuvenating the collagen. This collagen helps holds the shape of your skin and nourishing this part of the skin will help to reduce and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. So, including this skin nourishing oil in your daily skin care will help to make your skin look healthy and beautiful.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Helping With Acne

Plus, this wonderful cosmetic oil is great for those that are dealing with acne break outs. Macadamia nut oil will provide your skin with linoleic acid, which has been said to help with reducing acne. Some dermatologists have found that lack of this nutrient can result in a higher chance for acne and break outs. Plus, even severe acne has been know to be helped by increasing this specific nutrient. So, using this cosmetic oil in your typical facial care regimen may help regulate your imbalance and prevent break outs.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Reducing Scars

You can use reduce any noticeable scars with the nourishment of this cosmetic oil. Since the lovely macadamia nut oil contains various nutrients, it is perfect for rejuvenating your scarred skin. While scars will fade naturally overtime, adding the nutrients that your skin needs can help to speed up this process. So, adding a cosmetic oil that has a high concentration of nutrients will help you fade these marks more quickly.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Gentle Makeup Removal

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to remove stubborn makeup from underneath your eyes and around your face. Macadamia nut oil is gentle enough to use around your eyes and will still remove all your left over makeup. Plus, this it will moisturize and nourish your skin to provide you with a clean, healthy looking face. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for cleaning up and conditioning your face.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Preventing Razor Burn

Another way that this oil can be useful is by preventing razor burn while you’re shaving. Macadamia nut oil is perfect for protecting your skin as you shave. So, you will be less likely to get scrapes, bumps, or burns. Further, you can use this cosmetic oil after your shave. This will soothe your skin to help prevent any irritation from your razor. So, you can have smooth, hairless skin without the draw backs of irritated skin!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Your Face

Plus, this cosmetic oil is wonderful for moisturizing your face. This cosmetic oil is similar to the natural oils, sebum, that your body produces, so it is perfect for adding to your dry skin. Further, the similarity allows you to moisturize this sensitive skin without clogging your pores or irritating your facial skin. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for rejuvenating your face and creating a healthy glow.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Conditioning Your Hair

Of course, this wonderful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing and nourishing your hair. Macadamia nut oil is full of nutrients that are amazing for your hair care. This carrier oil will add nutrients that will soften and protect each strand of hair. So, adding this ingredient to your hair care routine will lead to healthier looking, beautiful hair!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Protecting Your Locks

Another great benefit that macadamia nut oil has for your hair is preventing damage. This oil will reinforce each individual strand of hair to help make your hair stronger. So, this oil will really benefit anyone with brittle or damaged hair. This cosmetic oil is especially beneficial for hair that has been damaged from either heat or chemicals. While you want your hair to be gorgeous, eventually your hair will need some extra care. Further, this cosmetic oil would be perfect for those that want to grow their hair long, as this oil will help prevent your hair from breaking.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Reducing Frizzy Hair

Plus, you can use the macadamia nut oil to help you reduce frizzy hair and fly away hairs. Adding this lovely cosmetic oil to your homemade hair care products is a perfect remedy for fixing rough, frizzy hair. The nutrients in this lovely oil will help reduce frizzy hair, as this will provide your hair with the nutrients that would protect and care for your locks.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Delicious Recipes

Not only is Macadamia Nut Oil wonderful for the outside of your body, but you can benefits form eating this cosmetic oil, too. While our cosmetic oils aren’t food grade and can’t be used in food recipes, Macadamia Nut Oil is healthy and delicious. You can try out some recipes with Macadamia Nut Oil on the Yummly article Macadamia Nut Oil Recipes.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Contact UsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoy this lovely cosmetic oil in your homemade bath and body creations. If you would like to share your favorite ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in your products, then you can easily find us on social media. We are on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents. Also, you can talk to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon!

Note:  Natures Garden sells our cosmetic oils for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all cosmetic oils out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
11

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe


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Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

With Valentine’s Day not too far away, you might be thinking about the soap you will be creating.  Perhaps you are testing new fragrance oils to add to your cp soap line.  Now is the time to your Valentines cold process soaps ready so that they have time to cure.  So, we thought this recipe might help you out.  Our strawberries and champagne cp soap recipe uses, what else, Natures Garden’s Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  This swirled soap recipe uses magenta, red, and champagne colored soap in these loaves.  In addition, we added both strawberries and champagne bottle embeds to top the soap off.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Champagne Bottle Embed Mold
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberries Mold (from www.flexiblemolds.com)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry Embeds

First, we will prepare our strawberry embeds.  For this recipe, we will need about 15-20 strawberries for the top of our strawberries and champagne CP soap recipe.  We will use the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap when we prepare your strawberry embeds.  These strawberries will be red and used on top of our swirled strawberry and champagne soap.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Strawberry Embeds

330 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry Embeds

First, weigh out 330 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, use your microwave oven to melt the soap.  You need to melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the base is in a liquid state.  Once your soap is melted, add 16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Stir to incorporate your Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsFinally, we will be adding the red color to the soap. So, to your melted soap base, add 5 drops of Natures Garden Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of your Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the pink and red soap colorants.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsLastly, pour the red soap base into the strawberries mold.  Once the soap is in the mold, spray your red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Spraying your soap with rubbing alcohol will help remove any air bubbles that are on the surface of the soap.  Allow the embeds to setup before removing the strawberries from your mold.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Now, we will prepare the champagne bottle embeds for the top of your cold process soap.  This time the embeds will be colored a shimmery gold.  Once again, we will be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, go ahead and get your soap out and ready to cut.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

180 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil
A pinch of 24K Gold Diamond Dust (mixed with a few grams of Vegetable Glycerin)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

First, let’s prepare gold colorant that we will be using when creating your champagne bottle embeds.  In a small bowl, add just pinch, less than a gram, of 24K gold mica pigment and use a spoon to mix it with 3-4 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Set this aside, it will be used to color your soap once it is melted.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsNext, weigh out 180 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once again, melt your soap base in 30-second intervals until the soap is completely melted.  Then, add 9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Mix to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Finally, add the colorant you prepared.  Again, mix to incorporate the gold color.  Lastly, pour the melted soap base into the mold, spray it with rubbing alcohol, and allow it to setup.  Remove your champagne bottle embeds from the molds.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your CP Soap 

With the exception of the embeds you just created, your soap will be cold process soap.  You will be creating a total of four one pound loaves of soap.  If you have never made cold process soap before, click here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.  Prior to starting, make sure you have all of the proper safety gear on.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Ingredients

517 grams Water
196 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

272 grams Sunflower Oil
272 grams Mango Butter
244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
136 grams Shea Butter
27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
136 Sweet Almond Oil
91 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Colorants
Total Colorant Weights for Dark Magenta CP Soap:

14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Light Magenta CP Soap:

10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Red CP Soap:

10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap:

2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye SolutionStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

First, we will be preparing our lye solution. In a mixing bowl weigh out 517 grams of your distilled water.  Then, slowly add 196 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide).  Next, slowly mix until all of your lye is dissolved.  Also, use caution and remember to always add your lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye.  Once you have mixed your lye, you will need to wait for it to cool.  Let the temperature of your lye solution to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your OilsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

Next, we will prepare oil oils and butters.  Weigh out and melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, 136 Sweet Almond Oil, and 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

While you are waiting, prepare the cp soap colorants.  You will need 5 bowls.  You will later be adding about 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl.  Make sure the bowls are large enough to add this amount.  Below will outline the colorants we used for this recipe.  Once you have prepared each bowl, you can set them aside, for now.  We will come back to them in just a bit.

Bowl 1:  14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 4:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 5:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Next, we will be mixing everything together.  We will do this at room temperature.  When soaping at room temperature, your batter, in most cases, will thick much more slowly, than if you soap at a hotter temperature.  So, when you need more time to work, like when you are creating a swirled soap, we highly recommend soaping at room temperature.  Now, once both the lye solution and oils have come to room temperature, pour the lye solution into the bowl containing the oils.  Then, stick blend to emulsify them.  Finally, add 91 grams of Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to separate your soap batter.  We will be adding our soap batter to the bowls of colorants you prepared earlier. Most of the bowls need 225 grams of soap batter added.  However, the bowl containing the titanium dioxide should not have any batter added to it.  So, go ahead and add 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl, with the exception of the one containing titanium dioxide.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterOnce you have separated the colored portion, you will notice you have quite a bit of soap remaining in your larger bowl.  This larger portion, will all be white.  So, add the titanium dioxide to this bowl.  Stick blend to fully mix your colorant. Then, stick blend each of your colored bowls, starting with the lightest color, working your way to the darkest color.

Finally, we will be adding just a little bit of our white soap batter to the soap loaf itself.  You will need to separate 225 grams of your white soap batter.  This is the portion that will be used for our swirl.  Set your remaining larger portion of white batter aside.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Creating Your Swirl

Now, you will be creating your swirl.  We will be creating an in the pot swirl.  This type of swirl is done right in your bowl, then poured into the mold.  So, you will first need an empty bowl.  Then, you will need to pour the contents of each of your 225 grams bowls of soap batter into the empty bowl.  However, you want to pour each color in various areas of the bowl.  We will start with your first color, this can be whichever color you choose.  Look at your bowl as if it were a clock.  Pour a little bit of the batter at 12:00, some at 3:00, a bit more at 6:00, etc. Repeat this process with each color until you have used all of your colored batter.  When you finish, the soap in the bowl will look sort of like a color wheel.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlLastly, you will need to swirl your soap batter.  This really is as simple as it sounds.  All you will need is a rubber spatula.  Place the spatula in your bowl and swirl in a clockwise manner.  Swirl until you are satisfied with your swirls.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap
Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap

Next, you will be pouring your soap batter into the mold.  You will need the silicone four loaf mold in front of you.  Pour your soap batter into each cavity of your mold.  Lightly tap the mold on the table to release any air bubbles.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Finally, you will be topping your soap.  We will add a white fluffy soap on top along with strawberries and champagne bottles.  First, you will need the white soap batter you set aside earlier.  You want to wait until your white soap batter is at a thick frosting like consistency.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Place the white soap batter on top of the swirled soap.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the white soap.  You will need to top each of your four loaves.  So, make sure you do not use more white soap than you need to.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap
Then, you will be topping your soap with the embeds you created earlier.  So, place strawberries on each loaf.  You want to place about four or five strawberries on each loaf.  Then, place a champagne bottle right next to each strawberry.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your Soap

Allow your soaps to setup for 24-48 hours.  Then, remove the soap from the molds.  Slice each of your soap loaves using your mitre box and cutter.  Finally, you will want to allow your soap to cure before using it.

Oct
27

Ways to Use Avocado Oil


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Ways to Use Avocado OilWays to Use Avocado Oil

Earlier in the week we talked about the benefits of avocado oil.  Today, we will look at ways to use avocado oil in your handcrafted bath and body products.  Avocado oil is wonderfully nourishing for your skin.  It is wonderfully thick, luxurious oil.  This oil is perfect for those winter months when your skin could really use some extra moisturizing.  To read about the many benefits of avocado oil click here.  However, be sure to read on for 20 ways to use avocado oil in your handmade body products.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb RecipesWays To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb Recipes

First, let’s talk about bath bombs.  Bath bomb look really cool in as they fizz in the water.  Some even make the water a rainbow of cool colors.  However, did you know they aren’t just wonderful for the wow factor, some even contain added oils that are wonderful for your body.  Below, we will show you how we incorporated this oil into one of our bath bomb recipes.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

First, we will talk about bath bomb, or bath fizzies as the kids a calling them these days!  In fact, with kids in mind this homemade bath fizzy was created.  Parents, we know how tough it can be to get those kiddos to take a bath.  We fight, yell, and sometimes it even ends in a melt down.  Well, what if each bath meant getting a toy?  With that thought in mind we created the fish toy bath bomb recipe.  We place a toy into the middle of the bath bomb.  So, when your little one takes a bath, pop the bath bomb into the tub and out comes a surprise.  In addition, we scented this bath bomb with Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil to give it a fabulously refreshing scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble BarsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble Bars

For those that don’t know, a bubble bar is crumbled under your warm running bath water.  Do to the addition of ingredients like SCI or SLS it produces bubbles perfect for your bubble bath.  These are wonderful and super fun to make. If you haven’t attempted a bubble bar recipe, you have got to try creating them for yourself.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Next, you can use avocado oil in bubble bars.  We even used avocado oil in our Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe.  This bubble bath recipe is perfect for those of us that enjoy a nice relaxing bath.  However, we also added avocado oil to really pamper and moisturize you skin. Further, we added Mango and Mandarin Fragrance Oil to give the bubble bars a nice fruity scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lip BalmsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lip Balms

Next, let’s have a chat about handmade lip balm. Natures Garden has used avocado oil in a couple of lip balm recipes.  For some of us the cold, wind, and snow is right around the corner.  Your lips really can get especially dry this time of year.  So, why not take advantage of these ways to use avocado oil in lip balm.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

First, we have one of our avocado oil lip balm recipe. This lip balm recipe is packed with oils and butters your lips will love!  It contains, of course, avocado oil, but also mango butter, coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil.  Finally, we added French Vanilla Flavor Oil to give it a creamy vanilla taste.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have our chocolate avocado lip balm recipe.  Now, while this may seem just like the other avocado lip balm recipe, this one is slightly different.  It too contains coconut oil, mango butter, and vitamin E.  However, we also included real dark chocolate wafers to flavor the lip balm.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion Making

Now, we will look at how avocado oil can be incorporated into your lotion making recipes.  While there are many ways to use avocado oil in lotion, below, we will talk about one of those ways.  When avocado oil is used in lotion recipes, it is incredible nourishing, it has incredible moisturizing power.  So, if your skin is dry and could use some extra help, I highly recommend avocado oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Not only do we incorporate avocado oil into this facial night cream recipe, we also infused calendula into the lotion.  This face cream is perfect for nightly use.  In addition to the benefit of the avocado oil, this night cream recipe is completely natural.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Body ScrubsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Body Scrubs

Next, you can discover ways to use avocado oil in your body scrub recipes.  Adding avocado oil to your scrub recipe is perfect!  Allow the exfoliants in the scrub to buff away the dead and dry skin.  Then, let the avocado oil step in to pump your skin with moisture.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

First, we have the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.  This particular salt scrub not only use the moisturizing power of avocado oil, it also has the added benefit of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate also known as SCI.  SCI is a foaming agent that is one of my favorite NG products.  SCI is often used in place of SLS.  This gentle surfactant is used to produce bubbles in products like our Margarita Salt Scrub.  However, that is not the only thing we love about it!  It also leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.  Finally, this foaming body scrub is scented with our Margarita Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our second scrub recipe using avocado oil is our Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe.  So, I am sure you are wondering what the big deal is with a wine scented scrub, right? Well, this wine scrub isn’t just scented with our Christmas Cabernet Wine Fragrance Oil, it also contains real red wine. This red wine body scrub is the perfect Christmas gift for all of the wine lovers in your life!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil  Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Third, we have our vanilla cinnamon sugar scrub that uses avocado oil.  What else is unique about this sugar scrub?  To be honest there are a few things.  One, since this scrub is emulsified, we could layer it.  What is an emulsified scrub some may ask.  To put it simply, do you ever notice how some scrubs will have the oil separated from the sugar or salt?  Those scrub were not emulsified. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with them, we have made plenty like this as well.  However, one great thing with an emulsified scrub is that you can layer it.  The second unique thing about this scrub, in addition to vanilla powder and apple pie spice powder, it contains two different types of sugar.  The brown layer contains brown sugar and the white contains white sugar.  Lastly, this sugar scrub recipe uses two different fragrance oils.  We scented it with Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil and Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Finally, in our way to use avocado oil in a body scrub.  Why not try a solid scrub recipe.  This scrub recipe is perfectly portioned for single use.  You can pop a cube out of the clamshell and use it.  Not only is this scrub portioned perfectly, it also uses clamshell packaging.  Clamshells are wonderful because you don’t have to worry about additional packaging. Simple place your scrub into the clamshell, close the lid, and place your label.  It’s that simple!  This particular recipe is scented with our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Soap MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Soap Making

Finally, we will talk about soap making recipes using avocado oil.  Avocado oil is a nutrient-filled soaping oil that will give your cold process soap with creamy lather It provides conditioning to the skin. Due to its high levels of unsaponifiables, many soap makers use avocado oil to increase the moisturizing qualities of their cp soap. Avocado oil is a great oil to add to soap for people with sensitive skin. In handmade soap your usage rate can be 5-30% of your recipe.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, in our soap making recipes, our Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses avocado oil to truly pamper your skin.  In addition, we scented this handmade cp soap with Natures Garden’s Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Next, we have our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe.  This recipe was created as an employee spotlight project by Bailey.  She chose to scent her cold process soap with one of her favorite fragrance oils.  What fragrance oil did she use?  Bailey used Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, of course.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Now, we have a cold process soap recipe that uses Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil along with avocado oil.  This cp soap recipe will show you how to place melt and pour soap embeds inside you cold process soap.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap Recipe

Another option is to use avocado oil along with Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil to compliment the argan oil in our Argan Soap Recipe.  This is a cp soap recipe the uses an in the pot swirl to create an awesome three color swirl.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap Recipe

You can also use avocado oil in hot process soap recipes.  This hp soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. Hot Process Soap, for those that haven’t made it before, can be created is a soaping crock pot.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Alternatively, you can use avocado oil in this refreshing cold process soap recipe.  This cp soap recipe uses China Rain Fragrance Oil.  This soap recipe is another recipe that uses a in the pot swirl.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, this cold process soap recipe with avocado oil uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.  I must say this soap looks good enough to eat, and smells equally delicious.  If you now need some brownies, try this recipe, it’s amazing!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Now, this next recipe holds a very special place in my heart.  This was my very first attempt at cold process soap making.  I was taught how to make soap with this recipe using avocado oil.  It was only the start of my soap making journey that has turned into a passion. It uses activated charcoal, Hawaiian Black Salt, and is scented with the powerful scent of Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

Finally, a hot process soap making recipe that uses Apricot Fragrance Oil as well as both avocado oil and apricot oil. Learn how to make a basic hot process soap using a crock pot.

Aug
09

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils


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Best Cookie Fragrance Oils

Time to make your mouth water! This fragrance list will be all about our best cookie fragrance oils. The bakery aroma of these fragrance oils will fill the room with a delightful scent. In addition, when added to handmade bath and body products, they’re phenomenal! While the cookie fragrance oils differ in notes, I’m sure we will have a fragrance oil combination that will be right up your alley!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil

First, one of Natures Garden’s best-selling holiday fragrance oils. Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil has a wonderful aroma of freshly baked sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, and the addition of fresh notes of vanilla extract.  Possibly the best cookie fragrance we have ever smelled!  Smells similar to Vanilla Bean Noel. Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil can be used in candles, soap, and cosmetic recipes. Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil has a strong scent throw in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This is the perfect fragrance oil for CP soap. When we did our testing, we found that it has a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and discolors to a dark chocolate.  Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil has a nice and very strong scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are wanting to color your candles, we recommend using a tiny amount of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of brown color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil Play Dough

 

Looking for a fun project to do with the kids? Look at Scented Play Dough Recipe. Let the kids creative mind run wild when picking their fragrance for their play dough.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil is a warm butter cookie aroma, with a background of vanilla. Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil is one of Natures Garden’s best sellers! This smooth vanilla, bakery scent will leave a fresh baked aroma in any product you choose to use it in. Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil has a nice and strong scent in soy wax. It also performed nicely in WOW wax and Joy Wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This cookie scent for soap is wonderful for CP soap. Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil has a nice scent retention. In addition, it shows no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and discolors to a dark brown.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

Plus, you can also make a homemade candle with Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil. If you want to color your homemade candles, we recommend using two drops of yellow liquid candle dye. You could also use a shred of a yellow color block. This coloring suggestion is for four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Whipped Soap

 

Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil will make a delightfully scented body butter. This bath and body recipe is light, fluffy, and absolutely perfect. Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe is a favorite among many of us here at Natures Garden.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Maybe you’re looking for another best seller from Natures Garden? Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil is one of the best selling fragrance oils during the holiday season. Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This cookie fragrance oil is perfect for soap! Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil has a great scent retention. It shows no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and discolors to a dark chocolate.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are interested in coloring your homemade candles and want it to look like the color we suggest, you can use one drop of yellow plus a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of a yellow and brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil is a wonderful aroma of freshly baked cookies. This fragrance oil has base notes of semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla. If you’re looking to make a candle with Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil, we found that it performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and soy waxes.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil makes a delicious smelling soap. Yummy! When doing our CP soap testing, we found it is a perfect pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  Discolors to a light brown, and has a great scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle, we suggest using one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of a brown color block into your melted wax

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Wax Melts Recipe

 

Look how cute! Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe made with Pillar of Bliss Wax, will give off a fresh baked cookie aroma that will make your mouth water. This recipe will make approximately ten chocolate blossom cookie wax tarts.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fragrance oil the has great scent throw in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. Also, you can use it in bath and body product. Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil is a rich, buttery, freshly baked aroma of real peanut butter cookies! You will not believe how true to name this Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil is. Simply amazing!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Our CP soap results show no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and discolors to a dark tan.  Peanut Butter Cookie fragrance oil has a fantastic scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil Candle

When adding candle colorant, we suggest using two drops yellow plus a small amount of brown liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of shredded yellow plus brown color block per four pounds of wax

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Probably one of the best cookie fragrance oil Natures Garden has is cane sugar cookies. This is an aromatic combination of just the right top notes of cane sugar, butter, and rum; followed by middle notes of caramel and vanilla extract; sitting on a dry base note of vanilla sugar. Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden original fragrance oil!

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil discolors to a milk chocolate and has an amazing scent retention. Also, we found during our testing Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil has a perfect pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle, we suggest using a tiny amount of yellow liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of a shredded yellow color block per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil

Next, this wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden has a delightful combination of rich, velvety vanilla, creamy butterscotch, sugar cane, and just the right amount of freshly baked sugar cookies.

 

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil Soap 

In conclusion to the results we found during testing CP soap with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil there was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation. It discolors to a dark chocolate. Also, Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil has a good scent retention.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Are you thinking about coloring your homemade candles that are scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee?  We suggest using one drop of yellow and a tiny amount of brown liquid candle dye. If you’d rather use color blocks, shred a small amount of yellow and brown color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Looking for a sugar scrub that is not oily? Check out our Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.  Scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, this recipe contains many skin loving ingredients that Natures Garden carries. This emulsified body scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil

While it seems like all the notes in Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil, hit all the right taste buds. This smooth fresh baked aroma of French vanilla, has a touch of cinnamon sticks, gingerbread, and maple syrup. Soy wax, Wow Wax, and Joy Wax all give an awesome scent throw with Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

 Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil has awesome scent retention! During our testing with Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found slight acceleration and no separation nor ricing. Also, we found it discolors to a light beige color.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

We suggest coloring your homemade candles with two drops of brown plus a small amount of orange and yellow liquid candle dye. You can also shred brown, yellow, and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil

Another addition to the best cookie fragrance oils, we have Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil is a combination of cinnamon and clove blend with a light orange top note and a slight nutty background. It is bath and body safe, therefore it will be wonderful for lotions, soaps, and other cosmetic recipes.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil discolors to a milk chocolate, we also found it does not accelerate, no separation, and no ricing. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil has an awesome scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil Candle

 

In addition to body products, you can make homemade candles and wax melts with Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil. We recommend using two drops brown and one drop orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax when using colorant.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil

Next, we have Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil. This is a luscious almond cookie fragrance by Natures Garden. It is sure to create a sensory delight. Fresh orange sweetens the toasted almond character, as bakery tones of warm cookie and toasted nut add a yummy sensation. Vanilla bean sweetens the cookie tones, completing the gourmand treat.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil has a very strong scent retention! We found it has a perfect pour, no acceleration, no ricing and no separation. It does discolor to a dark chocolate as the CP soap results show.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you’re looking to color your homemade candle, we feel that leaving the candle uncolored suits Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil best. However, you can add liquid candle colorant, or color blocks if you so choose.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

One creative way to use Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil is to use this recipe, Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This cute recipe shows you how to make six handcrafted macaroon soaps. They are super fun and strongly scented soap cookies!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance OilsBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oils

SHH.. Santa loves his snacks and the aroma of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of spices. Don’t let the name fool you, some of our customers use this fragrance oil all year round and call it Sugar and Spice. We found it to be very strong in soy wax and performs nicely in both Wow Wax and Joy Wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oils Candle

 

If you’re thinking about coloring your homemade candle, we suggest shredding a small amount of yellow color block into your melted wax. Or one drop yellow liquid candle dye. This suggestion is based on four pounds of candle wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingerbread Fragrance OilsBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingerbread Fragrance Oils

Gingerbread Fragrance Oil is a spiced cookie, with a freshly baked character with hints of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Gingerbread Fragrance Oil is wonderful, it makes for a great scented candle! Wow Wax, soy wax, and Joy Wax all give off an amazing strong scent throw. This candle scent is another best seller for Natures Garden!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingerbread Fragrance Oils Candle

 

When coloring homemade candles, we suggest using three of drops brown plus one drop of orange liquid candle dye. Also, you can use a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil has the aroma of crispy almond cookies, with notes of vanilla and dark chocolate. A nice and simple fragrance oil. Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil fabulous in bath and body products. Also, it makes a great scent for candles. Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil is another best seller from Natures Garden.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Furthermore, Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil is a perfect pour when used in CP soap. It has no ricing, no acceleration, no separation and discolors to a milk chocolate. Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil has a great scent retention in the cured bars of soap.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you’re looking for a color suggestion for your homemade candles, we recommend a small amount of shredded brown color block. You can also use one drop of brown liquid candle dye. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Finally, Gingersnap Fragrance Oil is a fresh, crisp, ginger cookie aroma with just the right amount of bakery base notes.  The scent throw is simply amazing in soy waxes, Wow Wax, and Joy Wax. Also, Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil can be used in body and bath products!

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

With a very strong scent retention, Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil showed a perfect pour.  Our cold process soap testing results show no ricing, no acceleration, no separation and discolors to a tan.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

In addition, our color suggestion is based on four pounds of wax, we suggest using three drops of brown plus one drop of orange liquid candle dye. If you prefer to use color blocks, use a small amount of shredded brown and orange.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Lastly,  we have these cute little guys. To see how to make them look at Gingersnap Cookies Bath Bomb Recipe. This fun and easy recipe will make great stocking stuffers!

Aug
18

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil


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Vanilla Valentine Fragrance OilVanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a scent to fall in love with!  This fragrance is a dreamy combination of vanilla and musk, combined in a sensuous blend that stimulates your senses!  Flirt with the decadence of this fragrance as its distinct scent lingers from any product you create.  Our customers love this scent and embrace its versatility!  A valued customer from Post Falls, ID writes “I have used this [fragrance oil] in room spray, perfume and soy candles and can’t get enough of it! Sweet but not too sweet and has a wonderful hot throw in soy.”  Our customers are smitten with this sweet scent, and you will be too!

What Does Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a deeply sensual aroma of creamed vanilla bean and sensual musk.  This sweetheart scent arouses feelings of love, desire, and passion!

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Create bath and body products that your customers will fall in love with!  Gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to do well when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  Your heart will beat for the sweet array of scented products you can create with this fragrance!  Handmade perfumes and perfume oils perform well with this vanilla fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created using this scent as up to 5% of your total recipe.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cp soap testing video shows that soaps made with this scent discolor to a chocolate color.  There was no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.  Also, cured soap had a scent of very strong vanilla!  A contributing factor to the discoloration of soaps made with this fragrance is the 8% Vanillin content of this fragrance oil.  Vanillin contributes heavily to the discoloration of soap, but incorporating Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help reduce the effects of this discoloration.  However, you will want to test, there are more than 40 ingredients that can cause discoloration.  If you do wish to color your soaps, you may use liquid soap dye in the amount of your choosing.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil plays with temptation while creating rousing room scenting products.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this sweet fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  Also, if you are creating reed stick diffusers, you will enjoy this vanilla scent.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  Additionally, we have found both the hot and cold scent throw to be phenomenal in 100% soy wax candles.  We find that the natural color of our waxes represents this aroma well, therefore we do not recommend a colorant.  If you do wish to color your candles, you may use a small amount of liquid soap dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles, they will clog your wick.

 

Aug
11

Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil


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Strawberry Preserves Fragrance OIlStrawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm is about the only thing that comes to mind when you first smell this fragrance!  Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is sweet, succulent strawberry scent that shines through in any product you make!  It’s a strong strawberry scent that is reminiscent of fresh, ripe strawberries that have been hand-picked and hand preserved.  Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil is a truly delicious-smelling fruit scent.  Now, you’ll be tempted to give it a taste, but we’d highly recommend you do not do that!  But, if you really want to taste some, then we recommend sticking to this strawberry preserves recipe instead!

What Does Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the wonderful aroma of sweet, ripened strawberries with notes of raw sugar cane.  This scent is incredibly true-to-name and is sure to inspire some cravings!

How Do Our Customers Use Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Room scenting recipes mixed with Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil is a perfect recipe for homemade goodness!  This delicious-smelling scent can be incorporated into incense, potpourri, and reed diffusers at a rate of 50% of your total recipe.  Additionally, this fragrance provides a very strong scent in aroma beads and smelly jelly recipes.

Candles and wax tarts can use this sweet scent at a maximum of 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This fragrance works wonderfully in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and natural soy waxes.  If you want to color your candles, we would recommend using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you could color your melted wax with small amounts of shredded red color blocks. As always, never use crayons to color your melted wax as they will clog your wick, preventing the candle from burning properly.

How Do Our Customers Use Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Create delectably-scented, lush bath and body recipes by using Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil.  This fruit scent is perfect for Bath gels, bath bombs, and body scrub recipes, and will perform perfectly when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used. Work yourself out of a fragrance jam by adding Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil to your collection!  Handcrafted perfumes, body sprays, and lotions will all perform wonderfully when incorporating this fragrance at 5% of your total recipe.  Also, household cleaning supplies can be created using a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Also, soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in both cold process soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that soaps made with this fragrance oil performs well! First, there was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Additionally, our cured soap discolored to a brown/orange color and had a good scent retention!  You can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen the discoloration.  However, we do suggest testing since discoloration can be caused by a variety of ingredients in fragrance oils.  Next, if you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  As always, do not use candle dyes in your bath and body products.

 

Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil RecipeLastly, are you looking for a unique way to use this Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil?  Check out our free recipe for Neapolitan Cupcake Soaps!  Also, let us know how they turn out by taking a photo of them, and Tweeting it to us @ngscents on Twitter, or posting the photo to Instagram and tagging @ngscents.  Have fun!

Aug
09

Margarita Fragrance Oil


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Margarita Fragrance OilMargarita Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Margarita Fragrance Oil is an true alcoholic scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a perfect combination of pure lime essential oil, fresh lemon and greenery scents, and crisp, bubbly notes that have led to a perfect and true margarita fragrance oil. So make a margarita, sit back, and read all about the many uses of this true margarita fragrance oil.

What Does Margarita Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery. This fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil of lime for a true-to-name aroma.

How Do Our Customers Use Margarita Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

There are so many different kinds of products and crafts our customers can create with this true margarita fragrance oil. Bath and body products, such as bath melt recipes, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and more, can be made using 5% of this bubbly fragrance oil in their recipes.

Soap makers can use our lime essential oil infused fragrance oil to create their very own cold process soaps. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have been displayed to show that this scent works perfectly for this soap making method. A batch containing this fragrance will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final products will have a scrumptious and amazingly strong scent after cure. Also, the bars will not have any discoloration. Additionally, you can use melt and pour soap bases and hot process soap recipe. If you are not certain which color your bath and body creations should, then we would suggest for you to use both green and yellow soap colorants.

How Do Our Customers Use Margarita Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Any room scenting products, such as potpourri, reed stick diffusers, and incense recipes, can use a maximum of 50% of this lime scent. Also, aroma bead products and homemade air fresheners will maintain a very strong scent for this margarita fragrance oil. Homemade cleaning products can even be scented with 5% of this fragrance oil.

Homemade candle makers can use this delicious beverage fragrance oil to create their own scented creations. These candles that are made from either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use up to 10% of this scrumptious scent. Joy wax and WOW wax have been known to be perfect for this fragrance oil. Also, candles made of soy wax, such as our Golden Brands 444 soy wax will have a nice and strong scent maintained. If you want to color your products and don’t have a specific color in mind, then you could go with our preferred color for this scent. We suggest using a small amount of yellow and green color blocks. Alternatively, you can use two drops of green liquid candle dye along with two drops of yellow liquid candle dye. These recommendations are per four pounds of wax.

Our Margarita Fragrance Oil is the perfect scent to spice up any of your creations. We hope that you enjoy!

Apr
01

Spearmint Soap Problems


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spearmint soap problemsSpearmint Soap Problems

Hello everyone! As you know, I’ve recently been making many different soap recipes and learning more and more about the soap making process. We posted a blog about the wonderful Spearmint Soap I made using our Spearmint Fragrance Oil, and now I’m back to tell you all about some of the problems I had making that gorgeous gray and green soap. That beautiful soap was actually my second time making this recipe, and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, the first time didn’t go so well! In the first recipe, instead of doing green and gray swirls, I instead tried out just an all-over green base.

One of my first problems was with my white topping for the soap. I had researched so many different pictures and had seen so many lovely whipped soap toppings that I thought this was one soap I could easily whip up and create myself! However, once I had prepared and poured my green soap base, I was waiting for my white topping to set up to a frosting consistency so that I would be able to fluff it all over the top of the soap. However, while I was waiting, I panicked and poured the white on top way too soon. This caused my top to not be able to peak as well as not being fluff-like. Because I poured too soon and my topping was still not fully set up, this also caused part of the white to sink into the green soap since the green soap was not fully set up either. You can definitely see the sinking after the soap was cut, there were no straight lines and you can see the spots where the topping sank right in! So for all of you other soap makers out there, always make sure to give your topping enough time to set up, or else you will end up with your topping sinking into your base! You also won’t be able to peak the top like you want!

Another big problem I had was using way too much green colorant for the base of my soap. Instead of coming out with a beautiful mint green color like the remake, the green of my first Spearmint Soap was a dark hunter-like green. While there is nothing wrong with a hunter green, this color did not go with the Spearmint theme. Once I completed the remake, this soap turned out absolutely beautiful! Have any of you experienced soap makers out there had any mistakes like these? I would love to hear about them! Please contact me here at Nature’s Garden, or you can always contact us here with any thoughts, concerns, or questions that you may have! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes! You’re sure to adore each and every one of our recipes! Make sure to check out all of our Soap Classes as well to help you along! Make sure to keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
30

Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe


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tiger stripe soap recipeTiger Stripe Soap Recipe

What inspires you? Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we are inspired by pretty much everything, but lately we’ve been on a serious animal print kick! We found this amazing picture of this gorgeous tiger and couldn’t wait to get started on making a tiger stripe soap recipe! And we of course have used our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance, I mean how could we not? It’s absolutely perfect!

tiger stripe soap recipe

 

 

 

Our wonderful inspiration!

 

 

 

animalistic instinct fragrance oil

 

 

 

Make sure to try out our amazing Animalistic Instinct scent!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

70 grams of Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

7 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Stick Blender

Scale

Vinegar

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

 

Directions:

animalistic instinct soap

 

Always make sure to protect yourself first with your gloves, glasses, and mask! Then you can prepare your lye water. Weigh 345 grams of distilled water, and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour your lye into your water. Never pour water into lye! This can cause an explosion! Thoroughly mix your lye water and then set it aside to cool down.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

 

Next, you can get your butters and oils ready. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Melt these down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

While you are waiting for both of these to cool, you can get your colors ready. In separate bowls, add 5 grams of Black Oxide colorant, and 7 grams of Neon Orange. Then in another bowl, measure out 15 grams of Titanium Dioxide, mixing this thoroughly with just a little bit of your oils from your base bowl until you have achieved a paste-like consistency.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

Make sure to keep checking your oils and lye water temperatures using your thermometer, until they have reached about 72 degrees Fahrenheit (room temperature) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your butters and oils, mixing it together very thoroughly with a stick blender until you have come to a light trace.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

 

When your mixture is at a light trace, pour 400 grams into the bowl with black colorant, 500 into the orange, and 500 in a separate bowl, adding your titanium paste to this last bowl. Then thoroughly mix each color. Make sure to add 20 grams of your Animalistic Instinct fragrance to your black bowl, and 25 grams to the orange and white. Again, make sure to mix them thoroughly!

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Once your colors are completely mixed, you can begin to pour them into your mold. We started with our orange, carefully pouring just a little bit in a straight line all the way across the mold.

 

 

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Then we alternated all three colors until the mold was almost full, leaving just a little bit of each color in our bowls.

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With the remaining colors, we splattered it over the top of the soap into gorgeous designs! Splatter the rest of your soap however your heart desires!

 

 

Once you have finished your soap, it will need to sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it is removed, your new Tiger Stripe Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks to give it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. After that, your soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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