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Jun
15

Soy Candle Recipes


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Soy Candle RecipesSoy Candle Recipes

We at Natures Garden created this blog to discuss the differences between our three soy waxes and share our best Soy Candle Recipes.

So, let’s talk a little bit about soy wax!  Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax that is created from soybeans. Plus, this wax is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. So, we can all feel good creating  our scented candle masterpieces. Plus, this wax really isn’t just good for the environment, it can be used to make some great scented candles! They burn slower and cleaner than a candle made from paraffin wax. So, there is less soot left over as the candle burns and you even get a longer lasting candle! Plus, the wax is one of the most enjoyable waxes to work with! It comes in an easy to use form that makes weighing out and clean up super easy! It comes in flakes form instead of a slab.

Soy Candle Recipes Different Types of Soy Waxes

We at Natures Garden have three types of soy wax available, which are Golden Foods 444, Golden Foods 464, and NG 100% Soy Wax (Golden Foods 415).While all of these candle making options are made up of natural soy wax, there are a few slight differences between the types of soy wax that we carry. Some have varying melting points or have a different allowance for scent load, but each has a different set of characteristics that make it unique. A wax may have better qualities in one area, while another type has better qualities in a different area. So, choosing the right wax for you is all about figuring out what you value in a soy candle and which wax suits your needs best. So, let’s discover your favorite type of soy candle wax!

Soy Candle Recipes Terms for Soy Wax

As we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to our different types of soy waxes you can choose from, there may be some specific terms that you will want to know. It is important to know what we mean when we refer to these things to get a better idea of what you will be getting into.

First, we have the possibility of candle frost. This occurs in soy wax where the appearance on parts of the jar look lighter or even white. While this doesn’t impact the quality of the burn or scent, it may impact the appearance. Additionally, there is the possibility for wet spots to occur in your candles. This is when the wax cools too quickly in the jar and the wax doesn’t adhere to the jar in some places. This will look like some air or water became trapped between the wax and the container. Further, tunneling could be a problem where the wick is too small for the jar and isn’t able to heat the wax at edges of the jar.

Soy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy WaxSoy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy Wax

First of all, we have the NG 100% Soy Wax, which is known as Golden Foods 415 Soy Wax. This original soy wax is 100% pure soy without a single additive. This 100% soy wax is all natural and all regular soy. While this wax is just plain soy, it has a few interesting qualities.

Firstly, the melting point of this type of soy wax is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This fairly high melt point provides some beneficial properties for your homemade candles. This higher melt point allows the wax to carry a higher fragrance load of up to 12% of fragrance oil per pound of wax.Thus, you can make a stronger scented candle than the typical 10% allowance for candles. Further, the higher melt point of this wax will help those that may be shipping candles in hotter temperatures. Also, this pure soy wax can be blended with other waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, or any microcrystalline waxes.

Soy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle Recipe

This candle making idea takes advantage of the agreeability of soy wax with waxes like beeswax. Since beeswax is a harder wax that has a higher melt point than this pure soy wax, it was perfect for creating designs. These embedded candles use the beeswax to create the leopard print pattern. After, the regular soy wax was added to the jar to fill up the candle and hold all of the leopard print spots in place.

Soy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Next, we have a candle recipe that uses soy wax to create the grass effect on top. You simply beat the candle batter until you achieve a thicker consistency. Then, you can add it to your homemade candle. This will create the effect of more realistic grass with dirt underneath. Perfect for the football field inspired candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

Another great way to use this type of soy wax is a regular type of candle. Our Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe has a typical candle appearance with an unforgettably strong scent. This fragrance oil has a crazy strong aroma that creates a perfect citronella candle for the outdoors. Say goodbye to bugs and hello to your perfect soy wax scented candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

One great thing about using pure soy wax is that it is considered a natural moisturizing agent! So, adding this wax to a massage candle is perfect! The natural soy wax works together with the butters and oils to soften your skin during a relaxing massage. It is a perfect recipe for candles for massage therapy.

Soy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle Recipe

Also, you can use the 415 soy wax in this fun beer themed candle! This recipe utilizes the lower pouring temperature of the wax, which creates a thicker pour. This is helpful for making some kinds of toppings, like the foam on our beer candle! We can mix the wax as it cools to create a fluffy consistency that looks just like the foam on top of a pint of beer.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

Also, we have a second soy wax alternative that is available for use in candle making. This next wax is Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, which is regular, natural soy wax with an additive. This additional ingredient is a soy based additive that is mixed to the soy wax. While this wax has the same type of wax, this additive helps to solve some of the issue you may come across when using the the 415 soy wax. So, we will go over some of the benefits to using this alternative type of soy wax.

First, this wax will increase your pour temperature during candle making. An issue that comes up with the pure soy wax is pouring too hot can cause issues with appearance. Meaning that the problem of the getting the slushy state pouring with the natural soy wax at the suggested 110 degrees Fahrenheit, can be solved with this wax. Thanks to this additive, you are able to pour this 444 soy wax at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your wax will still be in a fluid form when you pour and the candle will have a smoother appearance. This difference is partially due to the fact that this type of soy wax will reduce frosting, so you don’t have to worry about cooling the wax to a slushie state to reduce this effect.

Also, the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 provides you with a higher melt point than the other alternative soy wax. This wax has a melt point between 120- 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide you with a few benefits. First, you will be able to raise the fragrance oil allowance in your candle to up to 12% of your scent per pound. So, you will be able to create a stronger scented candle. Second, your candles will be less likely to melt when the weather gets hotter. So, it will be safer to ship candles as they will be less likely to melt in hot temperatures.

Soy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle Recipe

Again, we are using the higher melting point of beeswax to help create a cute candle design! We only use the beeswax for the red portion, which will be used for the zebra stripes. This will help prevent the wax from melting after the rest of the candle is added to the jar. Meaning, you shouldn’t have smears or running colors that could have been caused by the, melting of the red wax.

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Another natural wax that you can use instead of the pure soy option is the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464. This wax is one of the two alternatives that we carry for candle makers. While this wax is similar to the other alternative wax as they both contain a soy based additive. This wax has some similarities and differences with these other waxes.

Just like with the 444 soy wax, this type of soy wax will have an increased pour temperature, which is at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the original soy wax has to be poured at a lower temperature, this wax will become a slushy consistency by the time you can pour. However, this wax alternative will pour at a temperature where the wax remains liquid. So, the candle will be smooth, like the 444 soy wax candles.

Additionally, this type of wax has been made to reduce the frosting that comes with soy wax. While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle.

The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same. Instead, the 464 soy wax has a melt point of 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a few degrees lower than the other waxes. This means that you should be monitor the weather more careful to prevent the candles from getting too hot and melting. However, this lower melt point allows for a better glass adhesion in the finished candle!

While the maximum scent load for this wax is about 10-12%. We suggest that you have the fragrance oil at 10% of the wax to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Soy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

While candles are fun to create, it is always nice to try something new. Our sparkling potpourri gel uses this type of soy wax and rice bran oil to create a gel-like product that is perfect for a wax melt warmer.SImply squeeze some into the dish of a warmer and let the product do what it does best scent your home!

Soy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

This recipe is perfect for creating a simple candle that is still fun! This festive candle maintains the mardi gras spirit while not getting too crazy. This solid candle is simple and perfect! Since this recipe uses 464 soy wax, the wax adheres perfectly to the jar and has a very smooth consistency.

Soy Candle Recipes St Patricks Day Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes St Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Also, you can create a fun homemade candle for St. Patrick’s Day. This cute clove candle is perfect for anyone that enjoys unique, homemade decorations that you can use for this holiday. Not only is is a cute candle for this tradition, but this candle creation is a great room scenting product. The candle has a nice burn and smells very fresh.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Advice for Making Soy Candles

There are some possible issues that apply to all soy wax candles, so some advice may be helpful. First, you may have issues with the scent throw of soy wax candles. While this is the nature of soy wax, there are a few things you can do to maximize your scent throw. You can try increasing your wick size, however be careful not to go too large or you can burn the fragrance oil off before it hits the air.  Also, make sure that you have added the maximum amount of fragrance. While each fragrance will be different, most will use 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound. Second, you can reduce wet spots by heating the jar before pouring your wax. This will allow the wax to have time to better adhere. Finally, you can reduce frosting by heating the jar as it allows your wax to cool slower.

Oct
23

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance OilNG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil is a sensual scent by Natures Garden. This lovely fragrance oil keeps our customers coming back for more.  A reviewer has stated, “This is a keeper! Smells better than the fabric softener. Great as a lotion and spray, really strong and long lasting. Don’t get rid of this one!” Try it for yourself and see what everyone is talking about.

What Does NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a soft and sensual bouquet of creamy French vanilla with sandalwood, patchouli, and musk accented by rose, violet, apricot, and creamy coconut milk.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Room scent crafters can use this delicate and sensual fragrance oil to create their own recipes. Both potpourri and incense can use this fragrance oil at a rate of 50% for their scenting. Additionally, this relaxing fragrance oil creates wonderful Smelly Jelly jars. Homemade cleaning products can be scented with a maximum fragrance concentration of 5% for this scent. Also, aroma beads will retain a nice and strong scent for this fragrance oil.

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionFurther, a variety of different types of wax creations can be made with this gorgeous fragrance oil. Candles made with vegetable waxes or paraffin waxes can use up to 10% NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil. If you wish to add a color to your candle creations, then you may use any of our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes or color blocks. Although, we do suggest adding no colorant.  We feel a white candle color will be perfect for this scent. Just remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Customers can use this soft scent to create all kinds of different bath and body products. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, different kinds of soaps, perfumes, and other types of bath and body products can be created with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. If you want to add color to any of your bath and body products, then you can use any of our FUN Soap Colorants.  However, our recommendation is to leave it in its natural state.  We feel keeping it white in color represents NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil nicely.

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil CP Soap DiscolorationNot only is this scent good for melt and pour soaps, it will work very well in cold process soap recipes. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have proved to us that this fragrance oil is fantastic for this method of creating soap. First of all, this scent will work perfectly for a batch that will be used to create swirled soaps. A batch that uses this scent will have no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration. While this scent has quite a few floral notes and floral scents typically accelerate, we have observed no acceleration with this fragrance oil!  The final soap will maintain a nice and sweet strong floral scent and the bars will discolor to a dark chocolate hue. Due to the 2.7% concentration of vanillin, it is possible to reduce some of the discoloration by adding vanilla white stabilizer.

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil RecipeFinally, both homemade candle makers and those making bath and body products that enjoy this fragrance oil should definitively check out this romantic Massage Candle Recipe! This recipe produces the perfect candles to set the mood for a well deserved massage. All you have to do if find yourself a willing masseuse or masseur.

Jan
05

One Night Stand Fragrance


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One Night Stand FragranceOne Night Stand Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden’s One Night Stand Fragrance oil can be compared to Calvin Klein’s CK One fragrance.  Do not let the name of this fragrance fool you, the possibilities seem to be endless!

What Does One Night Stand Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

One Night Stand Fragrance Oil is an erotic fragrance oil combines man and woman with one provocative scent. This clean, refreshing fragrance has notes of bergamot, cardamom, pineapple, papaya, amber, and green tea.

Top Notes:  lemon, tangerine, orange, bergamot, pineapple
Mid Notes:  fresh air, lily, honeysuckle, rose, green tea, papaya
Base Notes:  cardamom spice, musk, vanilla bean, amber

How Do Our Customers Use One Night Stand Fragrance Oil?

Let us count the ways!!!  One Night Stand Fragrance Oil is popular to use for homemade bath and body products such as the usual suspects of bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and perfumes!  But, some of customers went beyond and added it to scrubs, whipped body butters and even massage candles.  Do you want more??

For homemade candles, the maximum usage is 10%.  This erotic fragrance performs perfectly in wow wax, joy wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  The scent is wonderful for homemade candle wax tarts using pillar of bliss wax.  Coloring ideas for this sexy unisex fragrance oil is to use 2 drops of blue liquid candle dye plus a small amount of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  As a friendly reminder, it is never recommended to use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade soap makers, are you ready??  So many exciting uses and so little time.  The maximum usage for homemade bath and body products is 5%.  Our cold process soap testing results show some acceleration; soap at room temperature.  There was no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration.  The vanillin content is .02%.  Scent retention for this fragrance oil proved to be very.  In perfumes, it performs perfectly.  In other homemade bath and body products such as bath oils, bath gels, and lotions it performs well.  We suggest using blue soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  And remember, never to use candle dye in any homemade body products.

Room scenters, the maximum use is 50% for your homemade incense, reed diffusers, and potpourri where the scent is nice and strong.  For homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.

Do you have a project in mind for our One Night Stand Fragrance Oil?  Are you looking for new project ideas or perhaps gift ideas?  Try Natures Garden’s free Recipes and Classes, also  located at the top of our website, click that link and let your imagination run wild.  I went My next project is sure to be our Massage Candle Recipe using this erotic unisex scent!  I think this fragrance will be perfect!

Have you been inspired?  Place your order today by going to Natures Garden’s search bar and type in “one night stand fragrance oil”, you will directed to the ordering page.

Dec
10

Capri Olivo Fragrance


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Capri Olivo FragranceCapri Olivo Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

A Natures Garden Original Fragrance, Capri Olivo Fragrance Oil will give you the sensation of being swept away to Capri Island.  Who doesn’t deserve that type of get away?

What Does Capri Olivo Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Capri Olivo Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a Luxury Spa fragrance!  Wisk away to Capri Island; a breath-taking paradise overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.  Your mind will embrace this cultural encounter, while your soul attains pure harmony.  Capri Olivo is a culturally complex aroma of tart Japanese grapefruit, Fresh Osmanthus (Sweet Olive), and dew-covered watercress;  followed by middle notes of rose, jasmine, and cassis.  To create subtle ecstasy, Capri Olivo sits on a dry down of fresh amber and myrrh.

Top Notes: grapefruit, osmanthus, watercress
Mid Notes: honeysuckle, lily, climbing vines, rose, jasmine, cassis
Base Notes: musk, amber, myrrh

How Do Our Customers Use Capri Olivo Fragrance Oil?

Let’s take a look at the coloring suggestions for both homemade candles and homemade bath and body products.  For homemade candles, it is suggested to use 3 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a blue color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  Moving to the homemade soaps, it is suggested to use blue soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never use candle dye in any body products. What colors do you see in your escape to paradise?

For homemade candles, the maximum usage is 10%.  This spa fragrance performs perfectly in Wow wax, Joy wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  It also works well in candle wax tarts using Natures Garden’s pillar of bliss wax.

As for the homemade soaper in all of us, the maximum usage for this unisex scent is 5%.  Here are Natures Garden, our cold process soap testing results show that Capri Olivo Fragrance Oil poured perfectly with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation with an excellent, strong spa scent.  The vanillin content for the extremely delightful fragrance oil is 0%.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products. It also performed perfectly in perfumes and as for other handmade bath and body products such as bath bombs, bath oils, bath gels, scrubs, and lotions, it performed well.

For household purposes such as potpourri, incense, and reed diffusers, the recommended maximum usage is 50% and for homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.  This relaxing, upscale and very sexy smelling fragrance is also nice and strong in aroma beads with some serious staying power!

What’s the best way to relax when find yourself in paradise?  Well, a message of course.  Check out this Natures Garden recipe, Massage Candle Recipe.  Who knows, maybe you will be inspired to whip up one of these massage candle as a gift or a treat for yourself.

Paradise awaits you!  To start your journey to Capri Island, just go to the search bar on Natures Garden site and type in “Capri Olivo ”.  It will take you directly to the page to order this luxury scent!

Sep
24

Massage Candle Recipe


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josh1The Natures Garden facility is buzzing with excitement as the staff is anxiously awaiting for their turn in the Natures Garden staff challenge.  We are currently in week 7 and it is looking as if there is no end to the creativity.  For this staff challenge, each staff member was asked to create their very own recipe using their favorite Natures Garden fragrance oil.  This week the spotlight is on Josh, and his creation was a fabulous massage candle scented in his favorite fragrance oil NG Cashmere & Silk Type.

Josh has been with Natures Garden for many years.  He is our “go to guy” in the warehouse.  Josh is a gem to work with, and always offers a helping hand even when his own workload is full.  Although Josh can be quiet, he is generally jolly and is always in a good mood. A little known fact about Josh is that he is “besties” with Zack (last week’s beer candle contestant.)  They have been best friends ever since the seventh grade.

Josh is a single dad of two beautiful children; one little girl and one little boy.  When it comes to his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his kids.  For Josh, family comes first!  Josh’s daughter is very creative, so together they enjoy coloring and making art crafts such as bouncy balls and sand art kits.  When it comes to his son, active things are what they do together.  They like to play sports- baseball, football, ect, basically if it involves a ball they are playing it.massage-candle1

When Josh is able to sneak in some personal time, he enjoys being outdoors.  Josh is a big contender and is currently involved in a Corn Hole League.  He also loves cruising in his jeep with the top off, wind in his hair.  Josh especially loves the long days and heat of summer.  Josh is most happy when riding 4 wheelers, and his dream day spent outside ends with a huge bonfire surrounded by friends and family.

When asked what inspired Josh to want to make a massage candle, he responded, “When I smell NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil, I think of the ladies.  So, since I am single, who wants a massage first?”

To make your very own massage candle, please check out Natures Garden’s Massage Candle Recipe available in Natures Garden’s Free Recipes and Classes area.