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Jul
28

Acorn Harvest Fragrance

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acorn harvest fragranceAcorn Harvest Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Feeling squirrely? Then you’ll go nuts for this fragrance oil! Imagine walking through the oak trees in the crisp fall air. You take a deep breath and suddenly something hits you on the head. Is the sky falling?! Don’t be ridiculous, loosey goosey, it’s just an acorn. But ouch, yeah, those lil things sure pack a wallop when they fall from a tall oak tree. You look up to see where it came from and you hear a squirrel chattering. Weird. Squirrels make the weirdest noises. Almost like chirping but also yelling? You decide to high tail it out of there before the squirrel gets anymore ideas. The squirrel can rest easy knowing that his acorns buried in the ground, stored for later, are safe, for now.

What Does Acorn Harvest Fragrance Smell Like?

Acorn Harvest is a very unique, Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance Oil. It is comprised of a warm, earthy, nutty aroma paired with rich buttery vanilla notes. It’s nuts. You’ll feel like you’re standing directly under an oak tree in autumn. What better place is there to be?

How Do Our Customers Use Acorn Harvest Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers, this is just what you’re looking for – Acorn Harvest performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. For coloring candles, we suggest using 3 drops of orange and 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Another coloring suggestion is to shred a small amount of an orange and a yellow color block into your melted wax. Just remember not to try to color your candle with a crayon or you’ll clog the wick! Burn an Acorn Harvest scented candle near an open window and watch the squirrels come a-runnin’.

For incense and potpourri, the maximum usage rate is 50% and Acorn Harvest is nice and strong in aroma beads. We’ve got a fun Autumn Leaves Potpourri recipe you could use this fragrance in, just substitute Autumn Woods fragrance for Acorn Harvest. They have the same usage percentages in potpourri so you should be okay if you stick to the original recipe.

For soap, bath oils, bath gels, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products, the recommended maximum usage is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that Acorn Harvest fragrance does not cause acceleration of your soap batter, there is no separation, no ricing, and the soap retains its gorgeous scent. The fragrance oil discolors CP soap to a dark chocolate brown – the color of acorns..! (Almost.) If you don’t want brown soap, be sure to get some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with discoloration, or add colorful dyes. We recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you (this particular colorant works well in melt and pour and cold process soaps).

We’ve also got some cute little Oak Leaves & Acorns embed molds that you could use to make soap samples or potpourri tarts. Just don’t let the squirrels get their little claws on them!

May
23

Beer Soaps Made with Fragrance Oils

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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name?  My name is Kelli Brown-Groblewski, owner/operator of Okie Crowe, LLC.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? During a job transition, I began making soaps from my husband’s leftover beer brewing ingredients.  Soon after sharing them with friends and family, a friend suggested that we share a vendor booth at a local arts festival.  As I began to create soaps for the event, a full-blown business venture began to emerge.  Since the spring of 2011, I have developed a full product line and have secured 16 current retailers.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Okie Crowe produces beer soaps, felted soaps, scented soaps, beer bomb bath fizzes, hand scrubs, sachets, Bark n’ Beerscuits dog treats (made from leftover beer grain), homebrew beer kits and refill kits, beer decor, and more.  I also have coordinated the apparel (t-shirts and onesies) and Squigglechick Designs (pet collars, key chains, and luggage tags made from repurposed beer labels) product lines.

4.  What are your business goals?  My current business goals include securing additional Okie Crowe retailers further across my home state, finally securing retailers outside of Oklahoma (none to date—boo!), developing my business plan and honing my vision of what I would like my store front to be (bath and body/gift shop OR gift shop to the Okie Crowe brewery?!?, and working to create a livable income for myself through my business.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Okie Crowe’s favorite Nature’s Garden products are Beer, Cannabis Flower, Dill Pickle, and Money fragrance oilsBeer fragrance oil and ground hops combine to create Okie Crowe’s most authentic smelling beer-scented soap, Tallboy.  Beer fragrance oil is combined with Cannabis Flower fragrance oil to create Okie Crowe Schwilly Mama soaps.  Cannabis Flower fragrance oil is also used in Okie Crowe’s Cannabis Flower and Stanky Hippie soaps.  Okie Crowe Dill Pickle soap, made using Nature’s Garden Dill Pickle fragrance oil was featured in a local about town blog in spring 2012.  The Money fragrance oil is used in Okie Crowe’s Beer Money soap.  The Vanilla Color Stabilizer is also a great product that has helped me minimize color changes in my soaps.  When I initially began making soaps, I had no idea why my soaps were changing colors after being on store shelves a while.  After much stress and some research, your product helped me uphold the integrity of my products.

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