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Apr
30

Plumeria Candle Recipe


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Plumeria Candle RecipePlumeria Candle Recipe

If you are looking for some beautiful candle making recipes, then you will definitely want to check out our Plumeria Candle Recipe! This Natures Garden recipe is perfect for creating a gorgeous, floral scented candle that is absolutely gorgeous. Plus, this recipe walks you through creating homemade flower wax embeds for your candles! Together, the floral scent of our Plumeria Fragrance Oil and the flower wax embeds creates a unique recipe that you will absolutely want to try out!

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Joy Wax

Sunflower Wax

Plumeria Fragrance Oil

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Burgundy

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Purple

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Silicone Soap Mold (optional)

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies

Mixing Spoon

Hot Glue Gun

Stove

Scale

A Pot (for double boiler)

Apothecary Jar

Toothpicks

Paper Bowl and Wax Paper (or Silicone Soap Mold)

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Weights and Amounts

3 ounces of the Joy Wax

30 grams of the Sunflower Wax

3 grams of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil

A tiny bit of the Burgundy Liquid Candle Dye

A Few Drops of the Purple Liquid Candle Dye

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Sanitize and Prepare Your Work Space

Before you begin creating your scented candles, you will want to organize and clean your work space. You can start by making sure you have enough space to work on your candle. Also, you will need to wipe down your work space. Next, you will want to gather your supplies and equipment. If any of your equipment is dirty, then make sure that you wash them before beginning your project. After everything has been cleaned and prepared, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare Double Boiler

For this recipe, you are going to need a double boiler. If you know how to create a double boiler for candlemaking, then move on to your recipe. Otherwise, we can explain to you how it works. Since you will need to use an pouring pot, this will act as the inner portion of your double boiler. The pouring pot will hold your melting wax and will be placed inside the larger pot. The larger pot will hold the heated water. Now that the double boiler has been made, it will be placed on the stove top on medium heat to melt your wax.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Get the Sunflower Wax Ready

First, you will need to use the double boiler to melt the Sunflower Wax. So, weigh out 30 grams of this wax and add it to the double boiler. As the wax melts, you should be mixing every so often. While the double boiler will help prevent scorching, you should keep an eye on it and stir occasionally. After your wax has entirely melted, you will be ready to move on to the next steps for coloring and scenting.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Candle ColorantPlumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Candle Colorant

Then, you will be adding some candle colorant to your melted Sunflower Wax. Since we are going to be adding less than a drop of the liquid dye, we will need a toothpick to add this amount. So, take the toothpick and dip it into the purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye to your Sunflower Wax. Then, you will need to swirl the dipped toothpick in the melted wax. Make sure that you mix this well to fully incorporate the color.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Scent the Sunflower WaxPlumeria Candle Recipe: Scent the Sunflower Wax

Next, you are going to want to scent your freshly melted wax.  We will be using Plumeria Fragrance Oil, which is perfect for this candle and has a gorgeous floral scent. This fragrance is a sweet, fruity floral aroma that is composed of tropical Plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, on a lovely green bottom. So, take three grams of this delightful candle oil and add it to the melted Sunflower Oil.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Preparing Your Flower Parts

Now,  you are going to start preparing the wax for your flower candle embeds. This wax will need to be a thin layer, which we will use to cut out the flowers. One way you can create this is pouring a small amount into the bottom of a mold, like the square loaf mold. Alternatively, you can line a pan with wax paper and pour a thin layer of wax in this. Either way, you will need to remove the wax at a point where it has set up but still warm.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Cut Out Your Flower PartsPlumeria Candle Recipe: Cut Out Your Flower Parts

Once your thin layers of wax are set up, you will want to cut out your petals and circles. You can use a knife, toothpick, or anything that you have that is pointy and tough enough to cut out your shapes. Also, you will need to have two circles and about twelve or so petals. The exact number of petals you will need depends on their size. Since you will need a couple extra petals on top of the candle, you will want to make a few extra petals. So, the exact number that you need for your flowers isn’t extremely important yet.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Creating the Other Flower PartsPlumeria Candle Recipe: Creating the Other Flower Parts

Now, you are going to need to repeat these previous steps using two different colors. For one of the rounds you will use one drop of purple liquid candle colorant. After these pieces are created, you can move on to the last set of flower parts. The last round will be colored with a tiny amount of the burgundy candle colorant. Again, you can use a toothpick to add this color to your melted Sunflower Wax.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle JarPlumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle Jar

Before we start adding the candle wax to the container, you will need to prepare the candle jar. So, heat up your hot glue gun to adhere two of the CD-12 candle wicks to the bottom of your jar. You will want to make sure that they are as straight and even as possible. Otherwise, your finished candle won’t burn evenly and could result in tunneling. Plus, awkwardly placed wicks could ruin the pretty design! So, it would be best to be careful on this step.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Purple LayerPlumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Purple Layer

Now, we are ready to create the first layer for our scented candle. We will start by weighing 3 ounces of Joy Wax and melting it in the double boiler. Remember to mix the melting wax every so often. Once this is melted we are going to add in the colorant. Put two drops of the purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye into the melted wax and stir to fully incorporate the color.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Pouring the Bottom LayerPlumeria Candle Recipe: Pouring the Purple Layer

Next, you are going to scent and pour the purple layer. So, add 0.3 ounces of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil to the melted purple wax and mix to incorporate the scent. After, you are ready to pour this layer into the jar. Once this layer has been carefully poured into the jar you will need to straighten your wicks before the wax sets up. You may want to have something across the top of the jar to steady your wicks.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Wax Embed Flowers Plumeria Candle Recipe: Adding the Wax Embed Flowers

Now, you are ready to start setting up your embed flowers. So, you are going to begin adhering your flower parts to the jar. Start by pressing one of your circles to the inside of the glass jar. Make sure that you hold the wax circle in place by pressing gently until it has completely adhered. Then, adhere the petals of a different color around the circle in a similar fashion to the picture to the left. You will continue to evenly space out the rest of your flowers around the jar. We had six flowers total, but this amount may vary depending on the size of your petals.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Preparing the White LayerPlumeria Candle Recipe: Preparing the White Layer

Next, you are going to create the white layer for behind your wax flower embeds. So, weigh out 11 ounces of Joy Wax and add it to the apothecary jar. You will need to melt the wax using the double boiler method with occasional mixing. After, you will need to add 1.1 ounces of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. Before you go to pour in this layer you need to measure the temperature. Otherwise, you could possibly melt and mess up your wax flower embeds! Use a thermometer to determine when your wax has dropped to about 150 F, which is a safe temperature range to pour your white layer. Once it reaches this temperature you can pour in this layer.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Allow the White Layer to Set UpPlumeria Candle Recipe: Allow the White Layer to Set Up

Now that you poured in the white layer into the base of your candle, your creation is nearly complete! Just make sure that both of your wicks are centered. Make sure that you center your wicks before this white layer completely sets up. Then, you just need to wait for this top layer to harden and set up. Once your white layer has set up you can move on to creating the whipped topping.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Whipped WaxPlumeria Candle Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Wax

Next, we are going to create the whipped wax topping for this candle. So, weigh out 8 ounces of Joy Wax and put it into the apothecary pot. After the wax has completely melted, you can add 0.8 ounces of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. After, let your wax begin to set up. Before it completely sets up, you will need to whip the wax. Once the wax is well whipped and before it completely sets up, you can put the wax on top of the base of your candle.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Decorating the Top of the CandlePlumeria Candle Recipe: Decorating the Top of the Candle

Immediately after adding your whipped wax you will want to start adding your extra petals to the top of your candle. This will make sure that your petals stick to the candle and won’t fall off. So, start taking your differently colored petals and placing them on top of the candle. Make sure that you press them lightly into the wax, so they are able to stay in place. Once all your petals have been placed, use a pencil to curl your two candle wicks.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Letting Your Candles Set UpPlumeria Candle Recipe: Letting Your Candles Set Up

Finally, your candles are complete! But, you are going to want to wait a day or two for your candle to cure before using your candle. While it can be tempting to use your candle early, it will be worth the wait and work so much better after letting it cure! Allowing your candle to cure for 24-48 hours will give the wax time to absorb the scent and provide a better scent throw.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: History of Plumeria Plumeria Candle Recipe: History of Plumeria

If you love the aroma of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil, then you may want to learn more about the history of this gorgeous, tropical flower. One interesting fact about these exotic flowers is that their origin was not actually Hawaii. While the gorgeous Plumeria flowers are commonly associated with these exotic islands, these were actually brought to Hawaii from Mexico in the nineteenth century. However, this beautiful flower has been incorporated in many lovely, tropical lands, like Hawaii, the Carribean, Indonesia, and many others! For those that are interested in finding out more, you can learn even more about this flower and others by clicking here to read all about the Plumeria History by Tropical Flowers and Plants.

Plumeria Candle Recipe: Find Us On Social Media

Reaching out to Natures Garden on social media is a quick and easy way to get questions answered, share your creations, or see what we are up to. Not only would we love to see what you have created with our products, but we are often creating new and exciting craft recipes. So, there is always a great reason to find us online. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are available on both Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon!

Feb
01

Types of Candle Wax


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Types of Candle WaxTypes of Candle Wax

Often, here at Natures Garden, we are asked about the different types of candle wax that we carry.  For beginners, it can be difficult to know which wax to use and when to use.  From pillar wax to container wax or granulated waxes or wax in flake form, below, we will talk about all of the waxes that Natures Garden carries, what to use them for, and what for they come in.

Types of Candle Wax: Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax

Before we begin looking closely at the different types of candle waxes, we would like to talk about the difference between a container wax and pillar wax.  You might wonder why you would even need two types of wax.  Well, there are differences in the two types.

Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax: Container Wax

So, first we will talk about a container wax.  Container waxes are created specifically for container candles.  When creating a container candle, it is important that your candle wax adheres to your container.  If the wax doesn’t adhere properly to your jar, your candles will end up looking like they have wet spots.  While, yes, this can still happen with containers, it inevitable when you use pillar wax in a container.  This is why you will find container waxes to be softer.  Container waxes can come in many forms.  It can come in flake form, granulated form, and even slab form.  Natures Garden carries the following container waxes; Joy Wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, several types of soy wax, and gel wax.

Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax: Pillar Wax

Next, let’s take a look at pillar wax.  Pillar waxes are created to be a harder wax. This is important because a harder wax will release more easily from your candle molds.  This makes pillar waxes perfect to use when creating both pillar candles as well as wax melts.

Types of Candle Wax: Soy Waxes

First, we will talk about the three soy waxes that Natures Garden carries.  We carry three types of soy wax.  Soy wax will give you a clean burn.  All three soy waxes are Golden Brand waxes.  They all come in flake form.  They should all be used only for container candles as the setup wax will be too soft for tarts.  However, if you really want to use them for wax melts, you can add stearic acid to help harden the wax a bit.  Below, we will take a closer look at all three of these waxes.

Soy Waxes: NG 100% Soy Wax

We will start by looking at NG 100% Soy Wax.  This wax is a pure soy wax that does not contain any additives and is kosher.  It is also known as Golden Brands 415 Soy Wax.  As I said before, it should be used for container candles.  It will be too soft to use for your pillar candles.  Next, we will talk about a few things you should know about straight soy wax.  Soy wax can have a rougher finish and issues with frosting.  This is just the nature of soy wax.  There can also be more of an issue with glass adhesion.  So, when working with soy wax, it is very important to warm your jars before pouring the candle wax into them.  In addition, it can be harder to get a really strong scent throw with soy wax, when compared with paraffin.  Since there can be some issues with frosting, scent throw, and glass adhesion with a straight soy wax, Golden Brands has created a couple of other natural soy waxes to help with some of these issues.

Soy Waxes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

So, the first natural and kosher soy wax is the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444.  This soy candle wax has soy based additives to help with some the issues that you can have with the 415 soy wax.  This particular container candle wax has a higher melt point.  Since it has a higher melt point, the candle wax will retain a higher fragrance load.  The melt point of the 444 soy wax has a melt point of 119-125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soy Waxes: Golden Brands Soy Wax 464

Now, we will take a closer look at the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464.  So, this soy wax, like the 415 and 444, is still natural and kosher.  However, this wax contains soy based additives that will help with glass adhesion.  The reason this soy wax will adhere better to your jars is because the melt point is lower.  The melt point of the 464 candle wax is 113-119 degrees Fahrenheit.

Types of Candle Wax: WOW Wax

Next, we will talk about Natures Garden’s WOW Wax.  This candle wax comes in a slab form.  However, it is very soft.  In fact, it is so soft that you can cut it with a butter knife.  This candle wax is a single pour wax comprised of mainly paraffin wax.  Paraffin wax will give you the best scent throw compared to other candle waxes along with a nice creamy finish without the frosting that you can get from soy wax.  It is used for container candles.

Types of Candle Wax: Joy Wax

Our next container wax is Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Joy wax is a combination of  soy wax, food grade paraffin, vegetable waxes and other proprietary ingredients.  It, like our WOW Wax, comes in slab form.  It, too, is soft enough to cut with a butter knife.  This is my personal go to wax for container candles.  Since it is made of both paraffin and soy, I think of it as the best of both worlds.  It has soy in the wax, which will give you a cleaner burn compared to a straight paraffin.  In addition, it has paraffin in the wax.  This will give you a nice creamy finish along with a better scent throw when compared to a straight soy wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Gel Wax

Now, we will take a look at our next container wax, gel wax.  Natures Garden carries Penreco’s patented medium density gel wax.  Gel wax sets up to look, well, like gel.  Gel wax is a transparent, rubbery compound composed of mineral oil and polymer resin. So, it really does create a truly unique candle.  You can use embeds and micas with this candle wax.

However, there are a few differences when compared to other container waxes.  First, the flash point of the fragrance oil being used needs to be at least 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  In addition, you need to check for solubility.  Basically, you want to make sure that the oil will mix properly with the gel wax.  You will want to test the fragrance oil in mineral oil.  You can easily do this by mixing the your fragrance oil with mineral oil.  So, first, ensure that the flash point is 170 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.  If it is, it may be able to be used in gel wax.  However, you need to test it in mineral oil.  Simply mix the fragrance oil 50/50 with mineral oil.  Once you mix the fragrance oil, check for any separation, cloudiness, or striations.  If none of these are present, it should do well in gel wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Palm Wax

Next, we will look at palm wax.  Natures Garden’s palm wax come only from sustainable sources. We are pleased to affirm that the palm oil used by our company originates from reputable plantation companies who are members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA). MPOA, together with many other stakeholders, has pioneered the establishment of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  You can read more about this in the description of the palm waxes on our website.  Palm wax is another unique wax that has a crystal-like finish to it.  It is a beautiful wax.  We carry it in both a pillar wax form and a container wax.  Both types of wax are a granulated wax so, it is very easy to work with.

Palm Wax: Container Wax

First, our palm container wax.  This wax can be used for container candles.  So, if you are using a jar, you want to use this wax.  Once your candle sets up, it will have a crystaline finish.  It truly creates a stunning natural container candle.

 

Palm Wax: Pillar Wax

Finally, we have our palm pillar wax.  You can use palm pillar wax when creating homemade pillar candles.  The pillar wax will easily release from your candle mold.  The palm pillar wax can also be used to create natural wax melts.  They will also have the same crystal effect as the container wax.  This is my go to wax for both pillar candles and wax melts due to the crystals that appear on the finished candles and melts.

Types of Candle Wax: Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

Let’s look at Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss candle wax.  This pillar wax is a blend, containing more than 50% soy wax.  However, it also includes paraffin.  So, this wax, like the Joy Wax, will have a smooth and creamy finish.  You can use Pillar of Bliss candle wax for both your pillars and wax melts.  It has excellent cold and hot throw.  It also comes in a granulated form.  In addition to using it for pillar candles, it can be used to create granulated container candles.  These types of candles are popular for projects with children and adults alike.  You can even create granulated candles without melting your candle wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Beeswax

Now, we will talk about beeswax.  Beeswax comes from the bee hive and is filtered.  In addition, our beeswax is naturally bleached by the sunlight.  It can be used to create homemade candles.  This wax can even be used to make a rolled beeswax candle.  We have even used it in candles like our zebra print candle to create the zebra stripes in a soy wax candle.  It comes in a pellet form.  You can also use white beeswax in cosmetic recipes as well.

If you are looking for recipes or ideas on how to use each candle wax Natures Garden carries, click the link to each wax.  Above the picture on our website, you will find a green recipe tab with a variety of tutorials for each type of wax.  Once you create your candles, show off your creations!  Tag us on social media.  You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  Or post your pictures on our Facebook page!

Aug
07

Fall Fragrance Oils


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Fall Fragrance OilsFall Fragrance Oils

Fall Fragrance Oils from Natures Garden are reminiscent of the aromas you are likely to smell during that time of year. Whether you desire the smell of acorns, fresh fallen leaves, or harvested apples. Also, if you are looking for luscious pumpkin pie, Natures Garden is your best choice for Fall Fragrances Oils. You can’t go wrong when picking fall fragrance oils out from Natures Garden. We are sure you will find your new favorite autumn aroma somewhere in this list of our customer’s favorite scents.

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil

First, we have a best seller from Natures Garden. Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil is composed of top notes of peaches, fresh figs, and passion fruit; followed by middle notes of jasmine, coconut milk, vanilla orchid, muguet, and freesia; well-balanced with base notes of vanilla beans, fig, maple sugar, caramel, leaves, and musk.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no ricing, no acceleration, and it did separate after it was poured but reabsorbed. It does discolor to a dark butterscotch. It also has a very good scent retention.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using two drops of brown plus a little bit of yellow liquid candle dye. This amount is based on four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of brown and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe is a simple and easy recipe to make. This body scrub recipe uses brown sugar for a gentle exfoliation. This recipe will leave your skin soft and exfoliated.

Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oils  Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another best seller from Natures Garden. The aroma of one of our favorite desserts. The aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. The description alone has you craving the real thing, right? Well, be sure to check the description of Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil, we have a recipe for homemade pumpkin crunch cake. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed in the fragrance oil or the pumpkin crunch cake dessert recipe!

Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle based on our color suggestion, you are going to need to use six drops of orange liquid candle and one drop of brown liquid dye per four pounds of wax. Or, in your melted wax, you can shred a small amount of orange and brown color blocks.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe is a cute triple layered wax melt recipe! This recipe will show you how to create homemade wax tarts. Check out this super easy recipe. It will make any room smell delicious!

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of balsam, herbaceous pine, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of violet and woodsy patchouli. Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil performs amazingly well in any application. Bring the outdoors into your homemade candles and handmade bath and body products with this masculine scent.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in CP soap, our results found no ricing, no separation, but slight acceleration. This popular fall fragrance oil also stays nice and strong after curing. It does discolor to a light tan.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle, we suggest shredding a small amount of red and brown color blocks into your melted wax. Also, you can use liquid candle dye. Use four drops of red liquid candle dye and three drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil begins with top notes of orange, bergamot, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, rose, and lily; and base notes of vetiver, patchouli, and tonka beans. This fragrance is one of the most well-rounded fragrances we have ever smelled! Great for the fall season.  This fragrance oil has withstood the test of time here at Natures Garden.  It continues to be one of our top selling scents each fall season!

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Even though it does discolor to a light tan, we found there is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil has a strong scent retention as well.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil homemade candle, we suggest using a very small amount of brown and black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Spiced Cranberry Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil

Here is yet another best seller from Natures Garden. This refreshing blend of cranberry relish and orange zests with hints of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil has been a staple fragrance oil in many of our customers’ candle lines. In fact, many of them not only use this one by itself but also in mixes with other fragrance oils. Don’t forget to try this versatile cranberry fragrance oil in your homemade candle and or tarts! The aroma won’t let you down.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you choose to color your homemade candle, we recommend five drops of red liquid candle dye and two drops of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of red and black color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil

With wonderful notes of blueberry, raspberry, grape, strawberry and peach top notes with a sweet background, you can’t go wrong with Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil! You can use this fragrance oil in your bath and body products. In addition, you can use this strong berry scent in your homemade candles using wow wax, joy wax, and or soy wax. It is not only a favorite with our customers, but it also is a favorite of many Natures Garden staff members.  It is strong, sweet, and delicious.

Fall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Huckleberry Harvest scent is definitely a keeper for CP soap. During our testing, we found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. Also, it does not discolor and has a great scent retention!

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle, we suggest using five drops of blue liquid candle dye and two drops of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of black and blue color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Type Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Harvest Type Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a wonderful fall fragrance oil that is a duplication of Yankee candle. This spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud on a dry down of musk will make a great addition to any homemade candle line. This is a terrific autumn scent for your oil burner when added to homemade wax tarts as well.  It is strong enough to fill any room with a wonderful, strong, and spicy fall aroma

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Type Fragrance Oil Candle

 

While coloring your homemade candles, we suggest coloring them with a small amount of shredded orange and brown color blocks. Or you can use four drops of orange liquid candle dye and one drop of brown liquid candle dye into four pounds of melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil

Here is a Natures Garden original scent!  Autumn magic starts with top notes of apples and lemon; followed by middle notes of ginger, anise, and cinnamon; sitting on well-rounded base notes of musk, woods, and vanilla. Surprisingly Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil is body safe and performs great in bath and body products. Also, it performs amazingly in joy wax, soy wax, and wow wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found some acceleration. So, make sure to soap at room temperature. Additionally, there was no ricing or no separation. It is a very strong scent in CP soap. And it does discolors to a light brown.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil color suggestion is three drops of orange liquid candle dye and a small amount of yellow and brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or while your wax is melted you can add a small amount of shredded yellow, orange, and brown color blocks.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a unique fragrance oil that is perfect for your fall line. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil is a warm vanilla candy with top notes of butter with a slight down of almond! Whether you are making handmade bath and body products or homemade candles and tarts, Candy Corn Fragrance Oil can be incorporated into any of your products!  In fact, if this candy scent leaves you craving the real thing, you can even make the candy at home!  Here is a homemade candy corn recipe that is sure to please!

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Candy Corn Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found it does discolor to a light brown but has a great scent retention. Soap makers will also be happy to know, found no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Candle

If you decide to color your homemade candles, you can use orange or brown liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of orange or brown color blocks into your melted wax. If you really want to make your homemade candle stand out, try to color your homemade candle in three layers!

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Recipe

Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe is a super fun and easy recipe! This is a festive candy corn scented tart recipe for Halloween time. These layered wax melts use our clamshell containers, making packaging quick and simple.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Mulled Cider Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil

In addition to the fall fragrance oils list, we have another best seller from Natures Garden! Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil has strong base notes of ripened apples and oakmoss,  made spectacular with a complex blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zests, cloves, lemon peel, and a touch of tart lychee berries and coumarin. This strong spiced apple aroma is perfect for your homemade scented candles and wax melts.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Our color suggestion, based on a four pound batch, is to add three drops of orange liquid candle dye plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye. Maybe you would rather use color blocks.  If so, you can shred a small amount of orange and brown color blocks into your melted candle wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil will remind you of walking in the woods with the smell of crisp leaves under your feet and fresh pine with berries falling off the trees. Autumn Woods has top notes of orange, lemon, lime, and blackberries. Followed by middle notes of rose, muguet, carnation. Last the base notes of cedarwood, pine, eucalyptus leaves, and patchouli.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Natures Garden test results for CP soap shows it discolors to a tan and has a nice and strong scent retention. Also, it has a perfect pour with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When using color blocks, shred a small amount of yellow and brown color block into your melted wax. Or you can use four drops of yellow liquid candle dye and one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to color your candles.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe will make approximately one 8 oz jar of scoopable wax melts. The recipe uses the perfect fresh leaves scent for fall!  As an added bonus, it doesn’t take many ingredients to make which makes it nice and easy!

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has another best selling fall scent! Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil is a true work of art, beginning with top notes of blueberries, fresh pear, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of woods, spruce, cedar, Douglas fir, and white musk. You can use Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil in your homemade candle and tarts. Also, you can use Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil in your bath and body products.

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil in cp soap, we found it accelerates trace. We highly suggest you soap at room temperature. There was no ricing and no separation.  The scent is very strong and holds well. However, it does discolor to a lavender.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil Candle

To color your homemade candle, we suggest using five drops of orange plus two drops of brown liquid candle dye.  Or a small amount of shredded orange plus brown color block per four pounds of wax will work too.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Last, we have a spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, clove, and nutmeg. Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil has top notes of apple, pear, peach, and coconut. Following with middle notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Finishing with base notes of autumn leaves, cedar, vanilla, musk, woods, and pine.  This autumn aroma is very popular this time of year in both scented candles and bath and body products.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil Soap

 

During our CP soap testing with Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil, we found it does not discolor and has an amazing scent retention. In addition, we found no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using an ample amount of orange, red, and brown color blocks into your melted wax. Or you can use three drops of orange plus one drop of brown and three drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

May
04

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe


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Keylime Pie Candle Recipe

Keylime Pie Candle RecipeThis keylime pie candle recipe was inspired by my absolute favorite dessert that not only tastes delicious but, with this free candle recipe, it smells delicious too!  As a kid, I remember my favorite place to visit was my Aunt. Not only because she is an amazing person, but her keylime pie was out of this world!  Luckily for me, she would send me home with the leftovers. She just knew how much I loved it. Since keylime pie isn’t on my diet this candle was just what I needed to get rid of that craving. Natures Garden’s keylime pie fragrance smells just like the dessert that I, and I’m sure many of you love.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Key Lime Pie Fragrance Oil
Green Spectrum Candle Dye
Yellow Spectrum Candle Dye
Brown Spectrum Candle Dye
CD-12 Candle Wicks
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Other Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

Mini Lemon/Lime Slices Soap and Candle Mold
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoons
Toothpicks
Scale
16 ounce Apothecary Jar
Hot Glue Gun
Pencil

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Embeds

First, we will prepare our lime embeds.  This will later use a couple of these to top our keylime candle.  Before we begin, I want to note just one thing.  We chose to prepare 10 of them, however, this recipe will only create one candle.  So, the remaining slices can be used in your wax melter or you can prepare less of the lime slices.  When melting 50 grams of wax, it will prepare 10 lime slices.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your EmbedsLet’s begin by melting the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  Weigh out 50 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Then use a double boiler to melt the wax.  Once you have melted the wax remove it from the heat.  Then, add 5 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix well to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Next, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle dye.  Then mix the candle colorant into the candle wax.  Then, pour the melted candle wax into the mini lemon/lime slices mold.  Allow these to setup.  Then, remove them from the mold.  You can go ahead and move on to the next step while you are waiting.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie Crust

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie CrustNow, we will prepare the pie crust layer of the candle.  First, prepare your candle jar.  Use a hot glue gun to adhere two CD-12 candle wicks to the bottom of a 16 ounce apothecary jar.  Make sure the wicks are evenly spaced and centered.  Then, weigh out 115 grams of Joy Wax.  Again, using a double boiler, melt the Joy Wax.  Once melted, you will once again use a toothpick to add the color.  Dip your toothpick into the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, dip it into your melted wax.  Repeat this process with the yellow candle colorant.  Then, mix well to incorporate the color.  Next, add 10 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix once again to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Pour the candle wax carefully into your jar.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

First, weigh out and melt 285 grams of Joy Wax using a double boiler.  Then, add 28 grams of Natures Garden Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix the fragrance into the candle wax.  Next, you will once again need a toothpick.  Use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle colorant.  Make sure you mix the green dye into the wax.  Finally, pour the lime layer right on top of the pie crust layer.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped ToppingNow, begin preparing the whipped cream topping of the candle.  We will once again be using Joy Wax.  Weigh out and melt 228 grams of Joy Wax using your double boiler.  Next, remove the wax from the heat and add 22 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  We will not be adding color to this portion of the candle.  Once you have added the lime scent, allow the wax to setup just a little bit.  Then, begin whipping the wax using a mixing spoon.  You want to get the wax to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

 

 

Finally, scoop the whipped wax directly on top of your lime layer.  As you are adding the wax to the top make sure you are keeping your wicks straight.  You want to create a whipped cream appearance.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the whipped candle wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

 

The last part of this candle will be the finishing touches.  First, use your mixing spoon, or a fork to add peaks in the wax.  Then, place one or two lime slices you prepared earlier on top of the whipped cream layer.  Once you have allowed the candle to cure, trim your wicks to about 1/4 inch.  Finally, it is ready to be lit.

We hope that you enjoy this keylime pie candle.  For even more fragrance fun recipe be sure to check out our recipe box.  Show us what you have made with Natures Garden’s Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil!  Tag us on Instagram @ngscents or post you picture on our Facebook Page.

Apr
25

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit


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Joy Wax Candle Making Kit

Joy Wax Candle Making KitThe Joy Wax Candle Making Kit is a simple candle craft that is perfect for beginning candle makers. Not only does this kit provide you with the ingredients need to create twelve candles, but you will be provided a page of detailed instructions for those that need guidance. While you will not be provided with a pouring pot or a thermometer, these are extremely useful tools that every candle maker can benefit from using. Further, you will be given enough supplies to create three batches of differently scented and colored candles. Your fragrance options currently are Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil, Spring Rain Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil, and Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. However, you will need to decide on your favorite three candles scents, as you will have one scent left over. Overall, this is a simple, fun craft for the experienced candle makers and a great choice for those that want to create their first batch of candles.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit

Joy Wax Candle KitJoy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit

3 pounds of Joy Wax
2 Color Blocks (Red and Blue)
4 Fragrance Oils in 1 Ounce Bottles
Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil
Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
25 – Hemp Wicks (7 inch)
12 – 6.5 ounce hexagon candle containers
Warning Labels

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Additional Supplies Needed

A Pouring Pot

Cake Pan 13×9 or Large Pot (Used to Create the Double Boiler)

Stainless or Wooden Spoon

Stainless or Glass Measuring Cup

Stove Top or Hot Plate

Thermometer

Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

Scale

Pencil or Fine Tooth Comb – Used to hold your candle wicks in place

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Sanitize and Clean

Before starting any project, you should make sure that everything is tidy and ready to use. First, gather all the equipment you will need to complete the candles. Not only do you want them readily available, but these supplies should be sanitized as well. Also, you will want to tidy and sanitize your work area and stove top. This preparation will allow you to be sure that this process goes quickly and without error.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the Containers

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the ContainersBefore you begin melting your wax you will want to prepare the containers for pouring. The wicks need to be put into the containers before you pour the wax. You will need a hot glue gun and hot glue to secure the wicks in the containers. So, add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and use your fingers to quickly secure the wick to the bottom of the container. Make sure that you place the metal bottom of the wick as close to the center as possible.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double Boiler

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double BoilerAlso, you will want to create a double boiler for this project. This will help to prevent the wax from overheating when you melt your provided Joy Wax. You will need the pouring pot to hold your melting wax and a larger pot that the pouring pot fits in. We recommend using a cake pan, but you can improvise with an appropriately sized pot or pan. You will add some water to the cake pan, place the pouring pot inside, and heat the water to boiling.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the Wax

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the WaxFirst, you are going to want to melt and add color to your first batch of candles. So, retrieve your scale and weigh a pound of your joy wax. Place this into pouring pot and begin to melt this wax. Also, you are going to want to add your colorant. Choose either the red or blue color block. We chose to use the blue color block for our first batch. You will want to add no more than one eighth of the block, but you can add less to achieve a lighter shade for your candle. We created dark blue candles for our first batch. Then, light red for our second and mixed a small amount of each for our final batch. After you add your colorant, mix thoroughly and place your thermometer into the wax to check the temperature. Once the thermometer reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit you are ready for the next step.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the Wax

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the WaxNext, you are going to add the fragrance oil and pour the wax as the melted wax cools. First, wait for the wax to cool to about 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature you will add one of your three chosen fragrance oils. Add one ounce of fragrance oil and mix thoroughly. Then, wait for the scented wax to cool to about 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature it is safe to pour the wax into your prepared containers, this batch should fill about four candle containers. It is important to pay attention to how full you fill your jars.  You want to stop pouring just before the jars begin changing shape.  If you fill your jars to full they will not burn all the way across and you will also run out of wax for the remaining jars.  Finally, be sure to straighten the wicks before the candles cool. You can set an object, like a pencil or a fine tooth comb, across the tops to help keep the wicks in place.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cleaning Your Pouring Pot

Often times beginner candle makers ask us how to clean their pouring pots. Cleaning them out with soap and water isn’t going to get your wax out. In addition, you don’t want candle wax clogging your sink drain. The key is to clean the pouring pot while it is still warm. Your wax will remaining fluid for a short time after you have poured your candles. While your pouring pot is still warm, wipe it out with a paper towel. Once you are sure you have all of the wax out of the pouring pot, you can then wash the pouring pot with dish soap and warm water. By washing the pouring pot you will remove and lingering fragrance and ensure your pouring pot is ready for your next batch.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These Steps

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These StepsNow, you are going to repeat these steps two more times. Since you will have eight more jars and two more pounds of wax left, you will be able to create two more batches of candles. Of course, you will need to choose a different fragrance oil and need to decide on the next color. However, all the other steps should be done the exact same way to prevent issues.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your Candles

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your CandlesFinally, you have finished creating all twelve of your homemade candles! Now, there are just a few things to be aware of before you are ready to start burning them. First, absolutely do not attempt to cool your candles faster by placing them in the refrigerator. If a candle cools too quickly, then it is likely to pull away from the jar. If the candle does not completely adhere to the jar your candle will look like it has wet spots. Second, you may get better results if you want at least three days to let your candles rest before burning. During this time keep the candles covered. Once the candles have cured, trim the wicks to about 1/4 inch before burning them. Finally, make sure you use the warning labels if you are going to share or sell these candles. We hope that you had fun creating this project and that you enjoy your new scented candles.

Mar
10

Easter Basket Candles Recipe


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Easter Basket Candles Recipe

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Joy Wax

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

Embed Mold Easter Eggs

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye 

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Spoon

Stove

Scale

Pot (for double boiler)

Apothecary Jars (2)

Toothpicks

Cheese Grater

Paper Bowl

Hot Glue Gun

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Weights and Amounts

1150 grams of Joy Wax

120 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

127 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

A Small Amount of Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

5 Drops of Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Small Amount of Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

4 of the CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

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

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow Easter Egg Embeds

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Easter Egg Embeds

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

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

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple Easter Egg Embeds

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Basket Grass

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

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

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

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

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Candle Layers

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

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Adhering the Wicks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
14

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe


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Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe

Saint Patricks Day Candle RecipeWith St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time to create a holiday candle.  The Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe is a fun beeswax candle recipe also using our 464 soy wax from Natures Garden wholesale candle supplies.  Learn how to make this candle using a beeswax shamrock embed.  It is a fun candle recipe creating a St. Patty’s day candle.  In addition, we are using Nature’s Garden’s NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  A perfect green scent for this fun holiday candle recipe.  We will teach you how to use a beeswax embed in a soy wax candle in this free candle making tutorial.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Golden Foods 464 Soy Wax
White Beeswax
NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil
Silicone 6 Cavity Shamrock Mold
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)  (we used two CD-10 candle wicks)
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Green 1oz.
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Spoon
Stove
Scale
A Pot (for double boiler)
Apothecary Jars

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing Your Soy Wax

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing Your Soy WaxFirst, you will want to melt your soy candle wax.  You will want to melt your wax using a double boiler.  You can create a double by adding a few inches of water to a medium sized pot. Then, place your pouring pot in the water.

So, using your scale, weigh out 510 grams of your soy wax in your double boiler.  Then, melt the wax using the double boiler you created.  Once the wax has melted, remove it from the double boiler.  Finally, add 50 grams of NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  Next, stir to mix the fragrance into the wax.  This portion of your candle will be left uncolored.  For now, let it cool.  We will come back to it.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Creating You Beeswax Embeds

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Creating You Beeswax EmbedsThis step can be done while you are waiting for your soy wax to melt.  Before beginning warm your shamrock mold in your oven.  Place your oven on the lowest setting possible.  Place the mold in your over and allow it to warm up.  It does not need to be hot, just warm.  Once it is warmed, remove it from the oven.  We warmed the mold so that the beeswax would cool slower.  By letting our beeswax cool as slowly as possible it made it more flexible when we adhered it to the jar.  If they cool too quickly they will not have as much flexibility and are likely to crack.  They also will not adhere to the jar as well.

Again, you will want to use a double boiler to melt your wax.  So, to your pouring, add 20 grams of beeswax.  Melt the wax.  Then, add 2 grams of NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  Also, add one drop of green Spectrum liquid candle dye.  Then, use a mixing spoon to stir the ingredients together.  Finally, pour a very thin layer of the wax into two cavities of the Shamrock silicone mold.  Your shamrocks will not fill the cavities of the mold, the will be very thin.  Alternatively, you can pour the beeswax onto wax paper.  Then, use a sharp pencil to draw the shape onto the beeswax before cutting it out.  We used a similar technique in our Leopard Candle Recipe.  This leopard print soy and beeswax candle recipe will show you how that is done.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing You Jars

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing You Jars

 

There are a few things you will need to do before pouring your soy wax.  First, you want to warm your jar.  Again, with your oven on a low temperature, place your jar in the oven to warm it.  Remember, this will only take a few minutes.  You want it to be warm, not hot.  Once it is warm, remove it from the oven.

Next, remove your beeswax shamrocks from the molds.  Then, we will place the shamrocks in the jars.  Your shamrocks will be fairly flexible but it is still possible to crack them if you apply too much pressure.  So, make sure you do not try to rush this step.  Place your first shamrock in the jar.  Apply gentle pressure to the embed to bend it to the shape of the jar.  Then, press gently to adhere the embed to the jar.  Remember to make sure the embed adheres to the jar completely.  If it is not completely adhered the soy wax will get in between the glass and the beeswax.  Then, you will not be able to see the clover.  Repeat this process with the next shamrock.  You want to place the second shamrock on the opposite side of the jar.  Then adhere two of your CD 10 wicks to the bottom of the jar.  Make sure they are evenly spaced and centered.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Pouring Your Soy Wax

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Pouring Your Soy WaxNow, back to your cooling soy wax.  We will want to pour our soy wax at a very low temperature.  The temperature of the wax is very important for this step.  We pour at a low temperature because we do not want to risk melting the beeswax embeds.  So, once your soy wax 464 has come to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to pour.  Pour the soy wax into you apothecary jar.  Allow the soy wax candles to setup.  Then, leave it undisturbed while it sets up.  Finally, trim your wicks, place your lid on your jar, and allow your candle to cure before burning your candle.

We hope that you have had as much fun creating the Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe as we had.  For even more fragrance fun recipes check out all of our other candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes in our recipe box.  Our recipe box also offers numerous free downloadable classes to help you learn these wonderful crafts.  In addition, we love to see what you have been up to.  Post pictures of your latest projects on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Nov
28

Santa Hat Candle Recipe


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Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe

Everyone knows recognizes jolly ole Saint Nick in his festive red suit, eating those yummy snacks we leave each year.  We all know he loves his cookies.  So, here at Natures Garden, we were inspired by both Santa’s wardrobe and those delicious treats.  This cute candle idea that you can give as gift or to decorate your home this holiday season.  Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe also smells delicious.  It just so happens to use our Santa Snack Fragrance Oil.

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden:

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed:

Scale
Spoon
Mixing Bowl
Ziplock Bag or Decorating Bag
Scissors
Pots (For Double Boiler)

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Creating the Cupcake Bases:

First, you will need the cupcake mold.  In addition, will need two votive wick pins.  Place one wick pin in the center of each cavity of the cupcake mold. Use a scale to weigh out 7 ounces of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.   Next, melt the wax using a double boiler method to 195 degrees as we described in one of our candle classes.

For the cupcake base you will need to include 2 drops of brown liquid candle dye.  In addition, add 1 drop of our spectrum black liquid candle dye.  Stir to fully incorporate the color.  When the Pillar of Bliss wax has cooled to about 180 degrees you can go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Use your scale to weigh out and add 0.7 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir thoroughly to  blend the fragrance oil with the wax.  When the temperature reaches 140 degrees, pour the wax into the cupcake Mold Market mold.  The temperature is very important because you do not want to melt the mold.  Let the cupcake bases to set up. Then, remove them from the molds once they harden.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Separating and Whipping the Wax: 

Next we will be created the part of the candle that looks like Santa’s Hat.  We will be using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Since this is a container wax, it is softer and also easy to whip and pipe.  Using a double boiler, weigh our and melt 10 ounces of Joy Wax. When your wax reaches 200 degrees, remove 3 ounces of wax.  Put this wax in a separate, small mixing bowl.  We will be using this white portion of wax for the white parts of the Santa hat. Let the temperature drop to about 175 degrees, before adding 0.3 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.

Allow the wax to set up slightly.  You want the wax to be at a slush consistency.  Whip the wax with a spoon or fork.  Put the wax on top of the base of each cupcake.  You want it to look like the white portion of Santa’s hat.  However, you should save about ½ ounce of wax. This waxs will used for the two white balls that go on the top of each Santa hat.  Set the remaining wax aside, we will come back to it.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Piping the Wax:

 

The remaining Joy Wax will be colored red.  We will use it in the red part of the Santa hats.  Allow the remaining wax to reach 200 degrees.  Add 4 drops of Spectrum Liquid Red Candle Dye.  Also, use a toothpick to add a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Use a mixing spoon to blend the colorant in with the candle wax.  Let the temperature of the Joy Wax to drop to 175 degrees before adding 0.7 ounces of Santa’s Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir well to blend.

Now, we will be piping the wax.  You will need a decorating bag or a ziplock bag. Once the wax has a frosting like consistency, place it in a ziplock bag. Then, cut the corner of the bag so you can pipe the wax.  Pipe the wax in a circular motion on top of the cupcake.  You want the wax to look like Santa’s hat, sort of a triangle shape.  This means wider at the base, and narrower going up.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe the Finishing Touches: 

For the finally part you will need to wear gloves.  Using the white wax you saved earlie, create two white balls by rolling it in the palms of your hands. Place these white balls on top of the red wax. Once the candles have set up, remove the wick pins and thread the wick through the candle.  Your candles can now be used or given as Christmas gifts to your family and friends.

Oct
03

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil


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Nutmeg Fragrance OilNutmeg Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fantastic natural-smelling aroma to add to your scented product line.  Spicy and woodsy, this scent is perfect for creating products with an earthy touch.  Soy wax candles and natural colored soaps pair nicely with this scent as the fragrance oil, which now has higher levels of essential oil, gives off a warm and lively energy.  People who frequently incorporate the spice in recipes absolutely melt for this fragrance! A valued customer from New England writes “I love nutmeg! I use it all the time in my products.So, I wanted to try the fragrance oil too. This is a great one!  Strong, good throw, very true to the name and long lasting. You will not be disappointed!!!”  We love seeing gleaming reviews like this, because it means that you enjoy the scent!  Give Nutmeg Fragrance Oil a try today; you just may fall in love!

What Does Nutmeg Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a true-to-name scent that fully embodies the aroma of the nutmeg spice.  Spicy and woodsy, this fragrance is a solid choice if you are looking for a bold nutmeg aroma.  Slightly herbal undertones give this fragrance oil a soft edge that cannot be ignored!

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

Nutmeg scent adds a unique element to room scenting products, delivering a sweet, woodsy spice!  Room scenters can blend up to 7.4% of this fragrance oil in projects.  In addition, this scent performs exceptionally well in sachet beads and smelly jellies.  This fragrance oil is also strong in incense and potpourri.

Homemade candle crafters can use Nutmeg Fragrance Oil up to 7.4% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is also nice and strong in soy waxes.  Give your candles and homemade wax tarts some color by adding one drop of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of brown color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick, preventing a proper burn!

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

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil can also be used to create fresh, spicy bath and body products.  If you are making cold process soap, you may use this fragrance up to 5% of your total recipe.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil performed nicely!  There was no ricing, acceleration, separation, or discoloration.  Further, the cured soap exhibited a good scent retention.  We personally feel as though the natural color of cured soap accurately represents this fragrance.  If you do wish to color your soap, you may use soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Lastly, Nutmeg Fragrance Oil can be used to create a wide array of distinct, earthy products.  Bath gels, bath fizzies, and bath melts were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 1.7% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Handcrafted perfumes and other recipes such as lotions, creams, or body sprays that will stay on the skin can utilize a maximum of 1% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 1.7%.

Oct
02

Toxic Trance Fragrance Oil


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Toxic Trance Fragrance OilToxic Trance Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Toxic Trance Fragrance Oil is a sensual scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a sexy blend inspired by the alluring appeal of Edward Cullen. This fragrance oil captures everything about this sensual and seducing character from his enticing gaze to his glistening body. Our customers have described this scent as a male cologne scent that has some powdery notes.

What Does Toxic Trance Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

When we asked our perfumist to create some new Halloween/Gothic scents for us, he created a sexy scent that he referred to as “Intoxicating Edward”.  We love the Twilight series, and we were simply amazed at how well the perfumist captured the charming charisma of Edward in this fragrance;  his alluring eyes, his flawless, metro-sexual appearance, and even the way he glistened like gold when we was in the sun.  However, we chose to give this fragrance a name that lasted beyond the Twilight phenomena; thus we renamed this fragrance “Toxic Trance”.   NG Original Scent!

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

Our customers can successfully include this masculine fragrance oil in their soap making supplies. Meaning that cold process soap making recipes can be created with this scent. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this aroma will work well for this method of soaping. A batch of cold process soap that uses this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final soap result will have a very strong scent and the fragrance will have a yellow discoloration after cure. If you would like to color your soap creations, then we’d like recommend that you use blue liquid soap dye in your preferred amounts. Any soap creations can use different methods of coloring, just as long as you don’t use candle dyes as they lack body safeness.

Other bath and body products can be created with this sensual aroma. Bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, perfumes, bath teas, bath bombs, and other related bath and body creations can be made of no more than 5% of this aroma. Similarly to soaps, these products can use blue liquid soap dye and not candle dyes.

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

Our customers can include this sexy fragrance oil within their various room scenting products. Homemade potpourri and incense sticks can use this scent at a concentration of 50% and no more. Also, homemade household cleaners that work can be scented with a maximum of 5% of this scent. Sachet beads can be scented perfectly with this fragrance oil. Although this fragrance has been know to be successful in gel wax, it is still the customers responsibility to test each fragrance oil.

Furthermore, candle making supplies can successfully include this manly fragrance oil. These scented candles for men and scented wax tarts can each include up to 10% Toxic Trance Fragrance Oil.  This includes candles and wax melts made of vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. In addition, Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss and our crystallized Palm Wax will each perform perfectly for this scent. Also, soy candle wax will retain a nice, strong scent with this fragrance. Candles and wax tarts can be colored with six drops of blue liquid candle dye with two drops of black liquid candle dye. Alternatively, a blue color block can be used. Our recommendations are based on a four pound batch of wax. Remember that crayons aren’t great colorants as they are likely to clog your candle wick.