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Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil

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Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance OilToffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil is a delicious scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a combination of tart granny smith apples, sugary sweet caramel, and scrumptious toffee notes that create a tasty treat aroma that is very true to the name. This apple fragrance oil will remind you of your childhood!  Remember those sweet treat you had as a kid, and now enjoy watching your kid eat?  This blend is a perfect reminder of those fun times.  I know, now craving a candle apple, aren’t you.  Well just in case, Shari’s Berries happens to sell these wonderful treats! They will also deliver them right to you door! Also, make sure you check out their cookies! They’re AMAZING too!

What Does Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of a granny smith apple with creamy, buttery caramel; dipped in crunchy toffee chips. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil in Handmade Bath and Body Products?

Our customers that enjoy crafting handmade bath and body products can create all sorts of recipes with this delicious caramel apple fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, lotions, perfumes, bath teas, bath bombs, and other kinds of related bath and body creations can be made with up to 5% of this fragrance oil. You can create lotions or body sprays using one of Nautres Garden’s unscented bases and they will come out beautifully!

Further, this sweet scent will work perfectly in cold process soap recipes, which is shown by our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. This fragrance oil can include the maximum body safe fragrance of 5%. A soap batch that includes this scent at the body safe rate will have no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. The final soap result will have a strong scent retained in the bars and the fragrance will result in a discoloration that is dark tan in soap. Due to the 3% vanillin content, adding vanilla white stabilizer may prevent some of the discoloration. But wait… the soaping fun doesn’t stop there!  You can also use this apple scent in melt and pour soap bases!  We happen to carry a wide range of m&p soap bases.  I highly suggest the shea butter soap base and the goats milk soap base.

How Do Our Customers Use Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil in Homemade Room Scenting Products?

Homemade room scenting products can be created with this delicious apple fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense can include up to 50% of this aroma. Additionally, homemade household cleaner recipes can be scented by using no more than 5% of this fragrance. Also, aroma beads supplies can successfully include this tasty scent. This apple fragrance is also fabulous and strong  in homemade smelly jelly air fresheners.

Furthermore, this tasty fragrance oil can create all kinds of scented wax melts, scented candle recipes, and other related products. If these products are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax, then they can include up to 10% of this apple aroma. Both joy wax and wow wax can use this aroma perfectly. Also, strongly scented soy wax candles can be created with this fragrance oil. If are still unsure what to color your candle or wax tart products, then you can follow our recommendation of either eight drops of red liquid candle dye along with eight drops of brown liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red and brown color blocks. If you are looking to find an alternative coloring method, then know that crayons have been known to clog candle wicks.


Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil

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Mango Sage Tea Fragrance OilMango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil is a fruity tea scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an interesting blend of sweet fruits with herbal sage and white tea scents to create a very unique fragrance oil. If you are looking for a mango tea aroma that is great in soy wax, look no further!  Our reviewers say you MUST try this strong scent.  One of the reviewers said, “I was a bit skeptical about trying this in my soy candles, but WOW! I’m truly happy that I did. The hot throw scent is very strong and travels far in a large living room area. I can smell both the mango and sage in this scent. Truly one of my favs.”

What Does Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a unique combination of refreshing leaves of rubbed sage, juicy mango, papaya, and strawberries, with a wonderful base note of freshly brewed white tea leaves. AN NG original fragrance!

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

This fruity and herbal fragrance oil can be used by our customers to create a variety of fantastic room scenting products. Strongly scented potpourri and incense can be created using this unique scent at a maximum of 50% fragrance oil. Any homemade cleaning supplies can be scented with 5% of this tea fragrance oil. Also, aroma bead ornaments and smelly jelly crystals will retain a scent that is both nice and strong using Mango Sage Tea fragrance oil.

Additionally, Mango Sage Tea scent combination can be used at a maximum of 10% for the creation of candles. Joy wax and wow wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil and soy wax products will retain a nice and strong aroma for this as well. If you don’t know which color you want to add to your candle products, then we would suggest that you use either four drops of orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange color block in an amount you prefer per four pounds of wax. Just remember that you should never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

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

Our fruity tea fragrance oil is a great addition for the creation of bath and body products. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and countless other bath and body recipes can use a maximum of 5%. Try our Odor Eliminator to make body spray, or Multi Bases to make creams and lotions.

Finally, this fruity herbal blend fragrance oil is a beautiful scent for soaps. Whether you are using melt and pour soap bases or making cp or hp soap recipes, this mango aroma is awesome!  In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed to us that this fragrance oil a great scent to use in soap recipes. A cold process soap batch with this fragrance oil will have no ricing and no separation. However, there will be some slight acceleration in this batch. While you don’t need to soap at room temperature for this scent, doing so anyways is likely to reduce the slight acceleration. The final product will have a good scent and the bars will not have any discoloration after curing. If you can’t decide which color to use for your bath and body products, then we would recommend that you use some orange soap colorant. 



You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil

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You Sexy Thing You Fragrance OilYou Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil is a sexy floral fragrance oil by Natures Garden. This aroma is a gorgeous blend of florals with sensual notes of musks and woodsy scents that create an irresistible fragrance oil. Not only is this fragrance sexy and beautiful, but it has a feminine touch that makes it an absolutely perfect scent for any women that loves florals.

What Does You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Another fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is a dupe of a famous scent!  An exotic, floral fantasy temptation. A blend orchid, jasmine and freesia with sensual skin musks and sultry sandalwood create this captivating fragrance.

How Do Our Customers Use You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Handmade bath and body products can be created by by our customers with this tempting floral fragrance oil. Bath oils, shower gels diy, handmade soaps, homemade bath fizzies, lotions, diy perfume spray, and other related products can be made. These recipes can include up to 5% of this floral fragrance oil.

Soap makers may be delighted to know that this sensual aroma works well in all kinds of soaps. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance is a great scent for soaping. This sort of batch will have no ricing and no discoloration for this floral fragrance. Although this scent will cause acceleration, it can be reduced by soaping at a lower temperature, which is typically room temperature. The final bars will have no discoloration and a strong scent will be retained. This wonderful feminine scent can also be use in melt and pour soap bases. Our customer also love making homemade hot process soap. If you choose to color your bath and body creations, then we would recommend that you use soap colorant in your own preferred amount. As always, don’t add candle dyes to these sorts of products as they aren’t body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room perfume products can be created well with this gorgeous floral fragrance oil. Customers can create all kinds of easy diy potpourri and incense recipes at a rate of no more than 50% for this aroma. Also, diy natural multi purpose cleaner recipes can be scented with a maximum of 5% for this scent. Aroma bead air fresheners can include this fragrance oil well.

Further, homemade scented candles recipes can be created with this exotic floral fragrance oil. If these creations are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax , then they can use up to 10% of this flower and musk aroma. Both wow wax and joy wax can both be used with this fragrance oil to create great candles. Also, soy wax candles diy can be made with this feminine fragrance oil. If you are looking for a way to color your candles, then we would suggest using either three drops of red liquid candle dye. You could also use a small amount of shredded red candle dye per four pounds of wax.


How To Make Soap

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How to Make Soap from Scratch 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions for making soap:

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

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