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Jul
26

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil

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Ylang Ginger Fragrance OilYlang Ginger Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil is a sweet fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of super sweet vanilla and delectable fruity scents of strawberry and raspberry that creates an irresistible and delicious fragrance oil. This yummy fragrance oil is a perfect product for scenting various handcrafted creations that makes it no wonder why this scent has become one of our best selling fragrance oil.

What Does Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a highly requested duplication; also called sweet earth. A fruity bouquet of strawberries and raspberries with a background of sweet vanilla. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Handmade bath and body products can be created by our customers with this sweet and delicious fragrance oil. Bath salts, bath gels, bath bombs, lotions, perfumes, and other similar products can successfully include up to 5%. In fact, our customer creating these types of cosmetic recipe love it!

Furthermore, organic natural soap making can be done with this scrumptious vanilla aroma. The qualities of this scent can be seen through our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches can be created with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation with this delightful and fun fragrance oil. This absolutely scrumptious fragrance oil will cause a brown discoloration in the final cured soaps. Further, this fruity vanilla aroma blend will be strong and retained well in the final products. We recommend using some purple liquid soap dye in the amounts that you would enjoy most for this product. Anyone that wishes to color their candles differently can do so as long as candle dyes are avoided.

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

First, room scent diy recipes can be made perfectly with this deliciously sweet fruit fragrance oil. Natures Garden customers can make homemade potpourri and make my own incense with 50% of this tasty fragrance oil. Additionally, any kind of natural all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented with a maximum of 5% for this delightful scent. Aroma bead ornament supplies can be made successfully with this fragrance oil.

Further, long lasting scented candles that are sweet as can be are able to be created with this fruity fragrance oil. These creations must be made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax to include the maximum of 10% for this scent. Both wow wax and joy wax can be used to create wonderfully scented candle creations. Soy wax candle making supplies can successfully include this fragrance oil to create strong scented products. Those who would enjoy coloring their homemade candle creations, but don’t have a specific hue chosen can feel free to check out our recommendation. If you create products with this delicious fragrance oil, then we would recommend using either two drops of violet liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded violet color block. Those who want to use a different method of coloring should know that candle dye can not be used.

Jul
26

Yacht Club Fragrance Oil

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Yacht Club Fragrance OilYacht Club Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Yacht Club Fragrance Oil is a fresh ocean scent by Natures Garden. This delightful aroma is a blend of fresh rain and salty ocean fragrances with sweet notes of delicious fruits that create a perfect fragrance oil for customers that enjoy fresh and crisp ocean water scents. This high scale aroma is a perfect fragrance for all sea lovers from the yacht club to the lone dinghy.

What Does Yacht Club Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Want to go yacht sailing on the ocean on a mid summer morning?   This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of upscale living with salty marine notes and fresh rain, with just a hint of fresh strawberry and kiwi to provide this scent with a well-rounded presentation. An NG Original Fragrance!

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

First, homemade bath and body supplies can successfully include this crisp ocean fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, various handmade soaps, homemade fizzies, lotions, perfumes, and other sorts of related handmade creations can include up to 5% of this water fragrance oil. Our customer enjoy using this masculine scents in these types of products.  Many have had a hard time keeping products using this manly fragrance in stock. This wholesale fragrance oil can even be put to use in homemade body kits or soap making kits.

Moreover, diy homemade soap can be created well with this fragrance oil. This is demonstrated by our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches that include this fragrance oil will have no ricing and no separation. However, there has been slight acceleration found. You can attempt to reduce this by soaping at room temperature. The bars will discolor to a light lavender hue and the aroma will remain very strong in the soaps after the curing process. Bath and body makers that use this scent can follow our suggestion of using either six drops of of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block. Candle dyes should not be used to color products that are meant to be used on the skin or in baths.

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

Next, customers can create their own room scent diy with this ocean water fragrance oil. Room scenting products like diy potpourri recipes and homemade incense sticks can include up to 50% of this fragrance oil. A homemade all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented by adding no more than 5% of this scent. Also, aroma bead supplies can include this fragrance oil wonderfully.

Lastly, you can use some of the strongest candles with this fragrance oil. Any candle creations made of either vegetable or paraffin waxes can use a maximum of 10% for this fragrance. Wow wax and joy wax will both use this fragrance oil perfectly. Soy wax for candle making will be great for this scent. Finally, if you want to create colored wax creations, then we would suggest using some blue liquid soap dye in the amounts that you enjoy. If you choose to color these products differently from our recommendation, then we would suggest that you avoid using any crayons as a coloring substitute as they clog wicks.

 

Jun
28

Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil

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Goddess of the Universe Fragrance OilGoddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil -Fragrance Oil Spotlight 

The Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil is a sexy scent available at Natures Garden. This sensual aroma is for strong women who know what they want in life and know how to get exactly that. The women purchasing this wonderful feminine aroma agree, this scent is a hit!  One customer stated, “I can’t explain how much I love this fragrance, it’s exotic, sweet, and clean all at the same time. I used it in our bath bombs as a limited edition & now will be adding it to our permanent fragrance line!” Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

What Does Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is one of the sexiest, come-hither, arrangement of sensual musks and floral powdery notes in a fragrance oil that we have ever smelled!  The ultimate in femininity;  Subtle white flowers of jasmine, ylang ylang and honeysuckle delicately pair with an airy white musk that imparts a clean powdery finish.  I named this scent Goddess of the Universe as a joke.  Mike, my husband, nicknamed me “The goddess of the universe” because I tend to like to “run” everything my way.  LOL!  I am betting that many of you women out there could be referred to as a goddess of the universe too.  This particular scent is our rendition of the popular Egyptian goddess scent worn by women all over the world.

How Do Our Customers Use Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candle makers can create their products with this gravitating fragrance oil. Candle recipes that use vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this commanding scent. Pillar of Bliss Wax, Joy wax and WOW wax will both perform perfectly. Also, the scent is nice and strong in soy waxes. We suggest using one drop of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to color your Goddess of the Universe scented candles. You can also use color blocks to color your wax. We suggest you shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax.

In addition to candles, other homemade room scenting recipes can be created with this attractive fragrance oil.  Goddess of the Universe scent is nice and strong in aroma beads. Potpourri and incense can include up to 50% of this scent. However, this fragrance oil is not gel wax compatible.

Our customers can use this sexy fragrance oil in a variety of bath and body products that perform well for this scent. Our soap making customers can use up to 5% in their recipes. According to Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results this scent performs pretty well in soap. Although the fragrance causes some slight acceleration to occur, the batch will experience no ricing and no separation. The final product will have no discoloration and the bar will have a very strong scent throw! You can always soap at room temperature, this may help with the acceleration. Other products that could be created are scented perfumes and homemade lotions, which perform perfectly with this exotic fragrance oil at a 5% maximum usage recommendation. Also, homemade cleaners can be created using a 5% maximum fragrance usage rate. Bath oils and bath gels will perform well as long as the total amount of fragrance included is 5% or less. If you wish to color any of your bath and body products, then we suggest using red soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products.

Jun
25

How To Make Soap

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Soap Making Supplies

How to Make Soap from Scratch 

The earliest recorded proof of soap making, saponification, was found around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.  The recipe for this soap-like substance consisted of water, alkali, and cassia oil.  Years later, in ancient Rome, soap was made using tallow, tree ash, and water.  Fast forward to today, soap is made using vegetable or animal fats/oils, and an alkaline mixture of lye and water.  One thing is for certain:  soap cannot be made without lye.  Even when soap was made with tree ash, water, and tallow, the tree ash contained lye.  You see, fats and water do not mix together, therefore, lye works as an emulsifier that allows these polar opposite ingredients to combine to make soap.

Before you make soap, make sure that you become familiar with the safety precautions to follow when handling lye.  Natures Garden provides a Soap Making Safety Class that will explain the hazards of soap making, and the necessary safety gear that you should wear when making soap.

Now that you understand how important safety is when making soap, you will need to buy the equipment and soap making supplies you need to make homemade soap.

Equipment you will need for soap making- By the way, once your equipment comes into contact with lye, you can NEVER use this equipment for food contact again!  Ingestion of lye can kill you.

1.  Heavy duty plastic bowls
2.  Plastic spoons or Silicone spatulas
3.  Whisk or Stick Blender
4.  Thermometer
5.  Soap Safe Molds- such as plastic or silicone (never allow lye to come into contact with aluminum)
6.  Scales to weigh out your ingredients
7.  Plastic wrap to insulate your soap while it cures
8.  Safety goggles, safety gloves, safety mask, and wear long sleeve clothing to protect skin from being burned.
9.  Spray bottle containing vinegar.  Keep a bottle of vinegar with you when mixing your lye just in case; it will neutralize the lye and stop the burning process immediately.

Soap Making Recipe and Exact Amounts that you will need to make soap:

The recipe we use at Natures Garden to test our fragrance oils is listed below.  We use this recipe because it allows you to make colorful swirled soap once you have more experience.  We also love this recipe because it is very moisturizing to the skin, yet still provides a creamy lather.  This recipe makes 3 pounds of soap.

12.16 oz Water (345 grams)
4.4 oz Lye (125 grams)

9.6 oz Olive Oil (272 grams)
9.6oz Shea Butter (272 grams)
6.4 oz Coconut Oil 76 (181.5 grams)
6.4 oz Palm Oil (181.5 grams)
2 oz. Copperhue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant (optional- but if you use color, we suggest using orange color)

Instructions for making soap:

  1. It’s important to prep your area with the equipment and items you will need before you start. You don`t want to have to stop half way through and run to go get something!
  2. You should be mixing your lye solution in a well-ventilated area. No kids or pets anywhere nearby! Lye is very caustic and will create fumes that should not be inhaled as they can burn the tissue of your lungs. Also if it gets splashed on you, it can cause a nasty burn on the skin.
  3. Make sure that you have your bottle of vinegar handy if you get lye solution on your skin.
  4. Weigh out your lye
  5. Weigh out your distilled water
  6. Slowly add lye to your distilled water and stir until lye is dissolved.  NEVER EVER add your water to the lye!  It will produce a hazardous volcano scenario.
  7. Set you water/lye solution somewhere safe where kids and pets cannot get to it or knock it over.  Allow this solution to cool to around 90-100F.
  8. Weigh out your oils and butters.
  9. Melt your oils and butters until they are completely melted, but be careful not to get them too hot or they may burn.
  10. Allow your oils/butters to cool to around 100F.
  11. Add your lye/water solution to your oil/butter solution and mix with a whisk or a hand blender until the batter is emulsified.
  12. Add color to your soap mixture
  13. Add fragrance oil to your soap mixture and bring to trace.  (Trace is a pudding like soap consistency).
  14. Pour soap mixture into soap molds (my favorite molds are silicone loaf molds).
  15. Cover molds with plastic wrap, and place molds somewhere that they will not be disturbed.
  16. Allow soap to remain in covered molds for 24-48 hours.
  17. Remove soap from the molds.  Slice.
  18. Allow soap to cure in a cool, ventilated area for 2-6 weeks.
  19. After soap has fully cured, you can use it.

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