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Absinthe Scent

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Absinthe Scent

Absinthe Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlightabsinthe

Absinthe scent is a strong spicy scent that our customers have called both dark and hypnotic. Many of our clients have had huge success with absinthe being one of their bestselling fragrances. So if you are looking for that must have fall fragrance, look no further. Absinthe scent will have your customers coming back for more.

What does Absinthe Scent Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of just the right combination of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

How Do Our Customers Use Absinthe Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this Absinthe fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and tart waxes. This dark scent is extremely strong and has excellent hot and cold scent throw. Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, room sprays, or oil burners.

For the bath and body end of products, our absinthe scent has a usage rate of 5%. This dark fragrance is used to make a variety of personal care items like: lotions, melt and pour soaps, perfumes, and body wash. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this spicy scent. Here are our CP findings: Moderate ricing, trace acceleration, cinnamon may have caused ricing and acceleration. Cinnamon pops after adding soap. No discoloration

Alien Type Scent

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Alien TypeAlien Type Fragrance

Alien Type Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden Alien Type scent is a surprisingly feminine scent. Our Alien Type fragrance is simply out of this world! Many of our customers say this unique fragrance is both unexpected and intriguing. Some have said they purchase this feminine scent out of curiosity and are pleasantly surprised.  In fact, it often leaves them wondering why they didn’t buy a larger bottle. From soaps to candles to perfume oils, Alien Type fragrance will blow you away in any application.

What does Alien Type Smell Like?

A magical fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will make you feel like the Princess of the Universe! Notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose. A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Alien Type Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this sensual fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, WOW, Joy, tarts, and gel waxes. This fragrance is has a strong hot and cold scent throw. Alien Type fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, oil burners, and even smelly jellies.

For the bath and body end of products, this pick me up fragrance has a usage rate of 5%. Now, this Alien Type scent does contain a vanillin content of .5%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products. This alluring and sensual scent is used to make a variety of personal care items like: bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, perfume oils, bath gels, and lotions. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this unique scent. Here are our official results: Slight ricing, moderate acceleration, don’t discount at cooler temperatures. Discolors to a light beige but has good scent retention.

Candy Corn Tarts

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Our Candy Corn Tarts Recipe is inspired by that very popular Halloween treat that is loved by so many.  In fact, these tiny little pieces of sugary goodness are so cherished that they have their very own holiday.  It’s October 30th just for anyone that wants to celebrate with me.  With Natures Garden’s easy to follow candy corn tarts recipe you can fill your house with that same warm vanilla candy corn scent that you loved as a kid.  As an added bonus, we have packaged them in our easy to use clamshell containers.  That means no mold needed and instant packing!

 

Ingredients:

10 ½ oz. Pillar of Bliss Wax

1oz bottle of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

1oz bottle of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle dye

3 tsp.  Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Pouring Pot

3 Clamshell Containers

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon

Measuring Cup

Stirring Spoon

3 Paper Bowls

Tooth Picks

Scale

 

Directions:

  1. Using a double boiler, weigh out and melt 10 ½ oz. of Pillar of Bliss Wax until it is completely melted.  You will need three empty clamshell containers ready.

 

  1. First you will want to prepare the orange layer.  Pour 1/3 of the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax into a paper bowl, then use a toothpick and dip it into the Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix it into the Pillar of Bliss Wax.  You will want to keep the remaining wax on the double boiler so that it does not solidify.

 

  1. Stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the orange wax and fold your bowl into a spout to dispense the orange layer into the first 1/3 of each cavity of the three clamshell containers.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to step 4.

 

  1. Next, it is time to prepare the white layer.  Pour 1/3 of the Pillar of Bliss Wax from the stove into a paper bowl and stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil.  Then, pour the white mixture into the next 1/3 of the empty space in the clamshell cavities

 

  1. Now, to prepare the yellow layer, pour the remaining wax into the last paper bowl.  Then, using a toothpick, add a small amount of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Then, add 1 tsp of Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the yellow wax.  Pour this wax on top of the white layer.  Once the wax has setup, close the clamshell container.

 

  1. Your Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts are now ready.  You can simply place one square in your potpourri burner or wax burner and let the candy corn aroma fill the room!

 

We hope that you have had as much fun as we did making our Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe!  Natures Garden offers a variety of free recipes for candles, room scenting soaps, and bath and body products.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire catalog of free recipes and classes, be sure to visit our Recipe Box.  Also, for more fun and unique Holidays take a moment to visit our Calendar of Events.

Matthew Ward

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Cinnamon Buns Scent

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Cinnamon Buns ScentCinnamon Buns Scent

Cinnamon Buns-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A fabulous scent to use in your home, Cinnamon Bun Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly baked cinnamon bun.  This bakery scent will fill your home with a mouthwatering cinnamon bun aroma without the mess to clean up in the kitchen.  In fact, one of our customers stated that she has been asked if she is baking when burning this candle!  Considered a bestselling scent by many of our clients, this bakery fragrance is an immediate sell out for candles, tarts, and smelly jellies.

What does Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a spicy cinnamon accord with warm nutty undertones along with the aroma of fresh baked bread.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Cinnamon Bun Fragrance Oil?

For those of you who are candle crafters or home scenters; this scent is one huge seller.  Used in a variety of waxes like soy, Joy, Pillar of Bliss, Palm, soy blends, and WOW wax, this bakery fragrance oil is awesome when it comes to scent throw.  With an amazingly strong hot throw that, this scent is loved by so many of our customers.   The same strong scent is also true for the cold throw, which is why this fragrance also works extremely well for aroma beads, smelly jellies, and wax melts.

Unfortunately, on the bath and body end, this fragrance oil is not body safe.

If you would like to try our free Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe click here.

Sugar Scrub Cubes

Friday, August 15th, 2014

sugar cube scrub recipeSugar Scrub Cubes

Ready to take a trip back to childhood?  Our sour watermelon sugar scrub cube recipe combines the aroma of a popular candy that kids love, while providing the exfoliation and skin softening qualities that will pamper the ladies.  The same mouth-watering taste of chewy, watermelon starburst candies has been effectively captured in this popular Natures Garden’s fragrance oil.

The creative staff at Natures Garden doesn’t stop there.  These sugar scrubs are a combination of moisturizing glycerin soap, exuberant skin-loving oils, and exfoliating granulated sugar; cleverly packaged in sugar cube shaped clamshell containers. Are you ready for pure bath time enjoyment?

Exfoliation fun has just begun!

Ingredients:

340 grams Granulated Sugar

50 grams Sweet Almond Oil

38 grams Argan oil

10 grams Avocado Oil

175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Whole Poppy Seed

Clamshell Containers- 10 Count

 

Directions:

  1. Lay out 5 of your Clamshell Containers on your work area

 

  1. In a bowl weigh out 340 grams Granulated Sugar and add 5 grams Whole Poppy Seed, set aside

 

  1. Weigh out 175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap and chop it up into small blocks; then put it into a microwave safe bowl and melt it completely into a liquid form inside of the microwave, going in 30 second intervals

 

  1. When the soap is melted add 10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant, 11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, 18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil, 50 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 38 grams Argan Oil, and 10 grams Avocado Oil; and stir

 

  1. Quickly! Pour the contents of the bowl from Step 2 into the soap mixture and mix them with your gloved hand.

 

  1. Pour the contents of the mixed bowl into the 6 cavities of the 5 clamshell molds, even adding a little but more and flattening down the molds when you fill the cavities all the way

 

  1. Put the lids on top of each mold and allow to sit overnight

 

We hope that you enjoy our free sugar scrub cubes recipe!  Natures Garden offers an array of free recipes for candles, soaps, cosmetics, and room scenting.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire list of free recipes and classes, please visit our site.

Matthew Ward
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Monday, August 11th, 2014

blueberry muffin candlesBlueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

One of our favorite-smelling candles is scented with blueberry muffin fragrance oil.  We thought we would make a candle that was authentic to real life blueberry muffins.  Our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe brings together the sweet smell of blueberries with the creative design of a blueberry muffin. Our blueberry muffin candle recipe will have your house smelling like savory blueberry muffins, and may just get your family thinking that you baked real blueberry muffins.

Ingredients:

250 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax

250 grams Joy Wax

50 grams Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Brown

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Yellow

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Blue

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Black

1/16 tsp UV Light Inhibitor

2 CD Wicks

2 Votive Wick Pins

Mini Cherries/Berries mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Cupcakes- Mold Market Mold

Directions:

1. Center a wick pin in the center of the two Mold Market Cupcake mold cavities.

2. Weigh out and melt down 250 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Melt the wax to 195 degrees Fahrenheit and then add 2 drops of Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, 2 drops of Black Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, and 1/16 tsp of UV light inhibitor.

3. Drop the wax to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.  Then, wait for it to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to add it to the Cupcake Mold Market Molds and the Cherries/Berries mold from flexiblemolds.com.

4. Next melt down 250 grams of Joy Wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a toothpick to add yellow and brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Wait for the temperatures to drop to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.

5. Whip the wax while it is still in its liquid state with a whisk.  When it has cooled and been whipped, scoop it onto the top base of the muffins to resemble that of a muffin top.

6. Add the blueberries to the muffin top while it is still soft, making sure you press them in firmly.

7. Allow the muffins to harden and remove them from the molds.

8. Remove the wick pin and insert the wick.  Trim your wick to ¼ in before burning.

We hope you enjoyed making our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe!  This candle is sure to fill your home with the scent of freshly baked blueberry muffins.

 

Blackberry Fizz Scent

Monday, August 11th, 2014

fragrance oilBlackberry Fizz Scent

Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This is a fabulously fruity blackberry fizz scent that really pops! Natures Garden blackberry fizz fragrance is a perfectly tart fruity scent will leave you and your customers wanting more. Our customers say our blackberry fizz fragrance is highly requested. This blackberry aroma, often used in cosmetic products and candles, is a must have. This is a spectacular spring and summer scent, but quickly becomes a popular fruit fragrance year round.

What does Blackberry Fizz Smell Like?

Refreshment has never smelled so good with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This fragrance begins with aldehydic fruity notes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo. An NG Original Fragrance! A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; blackberry fizz fragrance oil is used in soy, soy blends, Joy, tarts, and Pillar of Bliss waxes. This fragrance is strong and has no problems with cold or hot scent throw. Blackberry Fizz fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, or smelly jellies.

For all you bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a remarkable.  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and good news, blackberry fizz has no vanillin content, so no discoloration here. This fruit scent is used to make the following homemade items: soap, shower gels, lotions, sugar scrubs, and melt and pour soaps. Finally, for those of you that make cold process soap, Beautiful, Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, very fresh, fruity scent, very realistic fizz element.

If you would like to try our blackberry fizz scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see Natures Gardens free Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Childhood Scent

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Childrens Room

Childhood Scent

Childrens Room Fragrance–Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a playful childhood scent to add to your line?  Well, Childrens Room fragrance is just that scent!  Our customers say that it is the perfect combination of floral notes and powdery notes.  This childhood fragrance is nostalgic of your younger years, but even kids today will love Childrens Room Scent.

What does Childrens Room Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of the smell of Mr. Bubble bubble bath from childhood.  A very soft violet powder accord with very light floral bottom notes of peony and alyssum flowers.  A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Childrens Room Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this childhood scent is often used in Soy, soy blends, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Childrens Room scent also works well in aroma beads and room sprays, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for the little kids!  The usage rate for this childhood scent is 5%.  Childrens Room also has a 1% vanillin content, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: bubble baths, bath lotions, bath gel, powders, and melt and pour soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this clean powder scent is fabulous.  Here are the official results: No acceleration.  Scent sticks.  Discolors to a light toffee color.

If you are interested in a recipe using Childrens Room Fragrance oil, click here for our Happy Hippos Soap Crayons Recipe.                                                                                                                                                        

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Friday, August 1st, 2014

coffee scrub recipe

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

A type of drink called Toffee Crunch Latte was my inspiration for coming up with a recipe called Toffee Crunch Latte Sugar Scrub. Melissa is an employee at Nature’s Garden whom has a deep craving for coffee every day during her shift; and it dawned on me to ask her what her favorite type was. I am always making her coffee every day and it surprised me that this was her favorite type of coffee, since usually she prefers hers black. The recipe overall is a fun idea to try and construct as it brings together the wonderful scents of coffee and caramel into different color layers of sugar scrub with a nice touch of whipped cream and brown sugar on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients Needed:

454 grams Whipped Soap Base

152 grams Powdered Sugar

298 grams Brown Sugar

46 grams Café Caramel Fragrance Oil

46 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Brown Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

 

Directions:

  1. Start off weighing out 454 grams of soap base, 46 grams of Café Caramel Fragrance Oil, and 46 grams of vanilla white stabilizer; then you want to mix them together in a deep mixing bowl until you get a ball of dough.
  1. The ball of dough is then divided evenly into three separate bowls.
  1. In the first bowl, add 152 grams of powdered sugar; carefully folding the sugar in to incorporate it in evenly throughout the dough.
  1. In the second bowl, add 149 grams of brown sugar into the ball of dough and mix it into a light caramel color.
  1. In the third bowl, add 149 grams of brown sugar with enough brown oxide to make a dark coffee color.
  2.  When you get your colors, put the layers into the four ounce clear containers. Be very careful with the process as some of the colors will have the tendency to stick to the side of the container and dominate over the other layers. Your layers should be flattened out very smoothly to keep the colors from mixing.
  1.  Following the process of getting the brown accented layers on, the next step is to put the whipped cream on top. You  put the white portion of the mixed batter into a zip lock bag with a cake decorating tip and carefully try to whip up your own unique swirl on top of your creation to make it look like whipped cream sitting on top of a cup of latte.
  1.  Kick up your creation to the next level  by putting a sprinkle of brown sugar on top.

The whole experience was something new to me as I attempted to go head first into this project, since I have never had any experience before making a sugar scrub. I enjoyed the final look of the project when I was finished; and it had me craving coffee afterwards as the aroma just reminds you of walking into a local coffee shop early in the morning. If you are a coffee lover, then this recipe is sure to please.  Have fun with this recipe!

Christian (Recipe Development)
Natures Garden

Bamboo Scent

Friday, August 1st, 2014

bamboo scent

Bamboo Scent

Australian Bamboo Grass- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This bamboo scent is strong, clean, and fresh. If you are looking for a strong unisex scent to add to your cosmetic, soap or candle line, this is it!  Our customers love the staying power of this   fresh scent retention in both candles and bath and body products, Australian Bamboo Grass by Natures Garden is a must have clean scent.

What does Australian Bamboo Grass Smell Like? 

This creative fragrance oil by Natures Garden begins with top notes of fresh lime, mint, and ozone; balanced with middle notes of French lavender, and well-rounded with a nice base note of white musk. You will be in heaven!  An NG Original Scent!  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter; this bamboo scentis used in soy, parasoy blends, tart, and Joy wax.  Australian Bamboo Grass can even be used in pillars, tarts, and votives; filling your home with a fresh aroma.   In fact, many of our candle customers state that this bamboo scent has an incredibly strong hot and cold scent throw.  As for other home scenting ideas, this scent works very well for air fresheners, aroma beads, and electric warmers.

For bath and body crafters, this bamboo scent is the perfect combination of earthy and green aromas.  The usage rate for Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance oil is 5%. Our customers often use this fresh scent to make: lotion bars, lotions, melt and pour soap, body sprays, perfumes, and laundry detergent.  According to our customers, this bamboo scent is one to keep in stock!  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance performs and sells well.  Here are the official results:  No ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, scent is very strong, and lasts for months.