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Tulip Fragrance Oil

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Tulip Fragrance OilTulip Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tulip Fragrance Oil is a strong and true to the name scent by Natures Garden. This aroma captures the pure and wonderful scent of an exquisite bouquet of fresh tulips that is a duplicate of the very best floral aroma we could sniff out. Our tulip fragrance is a best selling scent that is delightful and exactly true to the name, which makes it a perfect choice for creating candles, lotions, soaps, perfumes, and so many more homemade products!

What Does Tulip Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Yankee candle should be credited for having the most wonderful, strong, and true tulip fragrance we have found. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a duplicate of this scent. Being one of the most expensive fragrances that we tested, we have placed this scent in our designer fragrances…because there is simply no other tulip that we have found that compares!  A Best Seller!

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

Our customers can create all kinds of various homemade room scenting products with this floral fragrance oil. A rate of 50% of this tulip aroma can be included in dry potpourri and making incense sticks at home. Homemade household cleaner recipes can be scented with up to 5% of this fragrance oil. Sachet fragrance beads can be made with this true to the name aroma.

Homemade candle makers can make strong scented candles. These include products made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. We suggest a maximum of 10% for this fragrance oil with these candles and wax melts. Wow wax and joy wax candle making can be done with this floral aroma. Those who know how to make soy candles can include this fragrance oil. If you would like to use our candle coloring method, then we would suggest using four drops of red liquid candle dye.  Alternatively, a small amount of shredded red color block per 4 pounds of wax will work. You can use different coloring methods as long as you avoid using crayons, since they clog wicks.

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

Our customers that create their own handmade bath and body products can create their products with this beautiful floral fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, bath bombs, lotions, perfumes, and other homemade bath and body recipes.  These recipes can be scented with a maximum of 5% for this aroma.

Soap can successfully be made with this floral scent. Whether it is cold process soaps, melt and pour soaps, or hot process soap, this tulip scent does well.  Scented soap making has been shown to be successful by our Cold Process Soap Testing Results video. A batch that uses this scent will have no ricing and no separation. Although this scent does cause accelerated trace, this can be reduced by bringing your lye water and oils to room temperature before beginning. Another plus to using this fragrance oil, the soap does not discolor and will remain very strong after cure. Finally, we suggest for you to use your preferred amount of red liquid soap dye. If you are going to color these creations differently, then just know that candle dyes are not body safe.



Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil

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Mango Sorbet Fragrance OilMango Sorbet Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

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

What Does Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil Recipe

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


Candle Making- Soy Candles

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Soy wax Candles When it comes to candle making, the wax you use is really up to personal choice.

There are quite a few reasons why candle makers select soy wax for their candles.  Some like it due to the fact that soy wax is 100% natural (it is a pure vegetable wax) and it is biodegradable.  Many prefer soy wax because of the long, even, and clean burn the wax provides with less soot.  And, even still, many candle crafters like soy wax because it is an environmentally friendly, renewable resource that American farmers can plant and harvest; also helping the economy too. Some other reasons for why some people prefer using soy wax for their candles are ease of use.  Since this wax is in flake form, it is a breeze to weigh out, work with, and clean up.  And, soy wax is a single pour wax, requiring no repours.

Soy wax is for container candles.  Due to the nature of this natural wax, the finished candle will have a mottled (or frosted) appearance on top.  However, if you do not like this appearance, you can always apply heat to the finished candle with a hot hair dryer or heat gun.

Supplies and Equipment Needed: 
NG 100% Soy Wax
Fragrance Oil
Spectrum Candle Dye or Color Block
Pouring Pot
Stainless steel mixing utensil
Cookie Sheet
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks

A little behind the scenes knowledge: 

For this candle making process we are going to suggest the double boiler system for melting the wax.  Fill a large pot half way full with tap water.  Place the filled pot onto the stove top burner.  Turn the appropriate burner on medium heat.  Once you have the pouring pot filled with the correct amount of soy wax, place the pouring pot into the water filled pot.  Once the water starts to boil, you will notice that the soy wax is beginning to melt.  As this occurs, you want to occasionally stir the wax to ensure an even temperature.

Carefully place your glassware on a cookie sheet.  Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature possible.  Once the oven is heated, place the cookie sheet with the glassware into the oven.  Allow your glassware to warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes.  Once the allotted time has passed, carefully remove the cookie sheet using oven mitts.  Set these aside. 

The standard fragrance percent for soy candles is 1-1 ½ ounces of fragrance oil per pound of wax.

For measuring purposes, 20 ounces (weight) of soy wax is equivalent to 16 ounces of fluid volume.

Directions for making a soy candle: 

1.  Weigh out the correct amount of soy wax with your scale.
2.  Place your soy wax into your pouring pot and using the double boiler system, heat the wax to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  Monitor this by using your thermometer.  Please Note:  Heating soy wax hotter than 200 degrees Fahrenheit will discolor the wax, so proper monitoring of the temperature is advised.
3.  While you are waiting on the wax, plug in your hot glue gun.
4.  Once the wax is in a liquid state, add your candle colorant.
5.  Next, add your Natures Garden’s fragrance oil of choice and stir well to incorporate throughout the wax.  The information we provide below about flash point and burnoff is information we have learned over the years that will help make the best soy wax candles.  When making candles, it is important to understand that ingredients affect the end result.  Testing needs to be done by the candle maker for every fragrance that you decide to use.  We provide the information as a guide, but you will still need to do the testing yourself.
      a.  For this step you will need to know the flashpoint of the fragrance oil you selected.  The right temperature is extremely important to ensure that the fragrance oil binds properly with the soy wax.  You also do not want to risk “burnoff”.  Burnoff is the adding of a fragrance oil at too hot of a wax temperature.  Because a flashpoint on a fragrance oil is the highest temperature the fragrance can handle before breaking down, burnoff can affect the scent in the finished candle.  That is why you want to know the proper temperature to add the fragrance oil.  You can find this information right on the label of the Natures Garden fragrance oil.  This information is also in the Important Fragrance Specifics area on the website under each fragrance oil listing.
b. Fragrance Flashpoints give you the answer as to when you add your fragrance oil to the hot wax.  Any flashpoint that is higher than 185 degrees Fahrenheit is added at 185 degrees.  For any flashpoints that are below 185 degrees, they should be added at or below the flashpoint degree.  The key to remember is try not to add the fragrance oil at a temperature that is hotter than its flashpoint.
c.  Some fragrance oils have a very low flashpoint.  In these cases, testing comes into play.  You are balancing flashpoint temperatures with the fact that the wax needs heat in order to bind the scent with the wax.
6.  Once the soy wax has been scented and colored, you will want to stir your wax thoroughly.  Doing this step will help the mixing and binding of the color and scent throughout the wax.
7.  The next step is allow your soy wax to cool at room temperature.  Place your thermometer into the pouring pot and wait until the wax reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pouring at this temperature will allow for a smoother surface in your finished candle.  While you are waiting, prep your containers for the pour.
8.  Using your hot glue gun, place a little amount of glue to the bottom of the wick tab.  Then, carefully center the wick to the bottom of the glassware.  Gently, straighten your wick in each glass.
9.  Once your wax is the appropriate temperature (110 degrees F), you will notice the physical appearance of the wax will be slushy like.  At this point, you are now ready to pour your wax.  Slowly, fill each glass to the point where the jar changes shape.  Filling a jar surpassed the point where the jar changes shape will increase your chance of a sink hole in the finished candle.
10.  Once all containers have been poured, allow them to set up and undisturbed at room temperature.
11.   When all candles have completely set up, lid each container to allow for the fragrance to be absorbed by the wax.  This is known as the “cure time.”  For best results, allow your candles to cure for 24-48 hours.
12.  Once the cure time has elapsed, it is now time to trim your wick, and light your homemade soy candle.  Enjoy!

On a Final Note: 

Anytime you burn a candle for the first time, you want to establish a “memory burn.”  A memory burn is a complete wet pool of hot, melted wax over the entire top portion of the candle.  If the first burn is a memory burn, this ensures that every time you burn your candle, you will not have tunneling around the wick or an excess of unmelted wax adhered to the candle jar.  A memory burn also guarantees that the scent throw of your candle will be the best possible since every gram of scented wax is being used.

If you are interested in making your very own soy wax candles, Natures Garden offers a Soy Wax Kit with all the ingredients you need to make soy candles.