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Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance

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Buttered Maple Oats FragranceButtered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a food scent that has been described by a customer as rich and full, very calming.

What Does Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil Smell Like?  

At Natures Garden, we are always looking for creative, unique, and true-to-life fragrance oils.  Our Buttered Maple Oats and Honey fragrance is simply amazing!   This fragrance includes mouth-watering notes of oatmeal and sweet cream butter, cinnamon, raisins, and honey, with notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and maple.  This fragrance is amazingly true to its name.

Top Notes:  lemon zests, clove, cinnamon, honey
Mid Notes:  oats, butter, maple sugar, raisins
Base Notes:  crushed pecan, vanilla, brown sugar

How Do Our Customers Use Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil?

What’s your passion?  Is it making homemade candles or making homemade bath and body products such as soaps, bath oils, bath gels, scrubs, body butters, lotions or perfumes?  It’s completely up to you.

Home scenters may try home scenting ideas like reed diffusers, potpourri and incense.  The maximum usage is 50%.  Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil is fantastic In aroma beads and this authentic yet unique scent is nice and strong.  When making homemade cleaning products,  the maximum usage is 5%.

For the soap makers who prefer to focus on homemade bath and body products.  The maximum usage is 5%.  A coloring suggestion for your soaps is to use yellow soap colorant and brown soap colorant in an amount that satisfies you.  You’re worth it!!  Please remember to never use candle dye in any bath and body products.  Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results shows no acceleration, no ricing and no separation while maintaining a strong scent retention.  Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil discolors to a light brown.  The vanillin content is 2% for this fragrance oil.  Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  Are you looking for something different to spice up your soap line?  Have you checked out Natures Garden recipes?  Or have you noticed that above the image for each our fragrance oils, there are tabs?  One tab will read “videos” and there may be a tab that read “recipes”.  By clicking on the recipe tab for Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance, you will see a link for our Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap Recipe.  This is a melt and pour soap recipe using our Buttered Maple Oats Honey Scent.  Check it out and have fun!

For homemade candle crafters, the maximum usage for Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil is 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow 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.  Some coloring tips include using 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye plus a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per every 4 pounds of wax or you can shred a small amount of a yellow color block and brown color block into your melted wax.

Go to Nature Garden’s search bar and type in “buttered maple oats honey fragrance oil” and you can place your order for this maple scent today!


Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs

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Pumpkin Spice ScrubsWhat a fun time I had with the Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs Recipe as my first solo attempt at melt and pour homemade soap making.  We have a wide variety of pumpkin products such as molds, pumpkin fragrance oils, pumpkin powders, and even pumpkin recipes to satisfy your craving for this seasonal scent.  For now, I’m all about making melt and pour soaps and learning all I can about the different products here at Natures Garden, learning the techniques, and trying out the fabulous recipes.  I decided that making small, solid pumpkin sugar scrubs as my first official project was appropriate for this time of year.

I am brand-spanking-new to the wonderful world of soap making and part of the fun is figuring it out! I did some research on Pinterest and looked over a couple of our solid sugar scrubs recipes before coming up with this ridiculously fun recipe:

Ingredients used:                                                                                            


Tools needed:Silicone Soap Mold - 24 Mini Pumpkins

I included turmeric and carrot powder in the recipe both for their coloring properties and skin-loving benefits.  As this was my first attempt to make this recipe, I carefully prepped my work area and laid out all of the ingredients and tools I would need for this recipe.   Below is the step-by-step instructions that I followed:

Step 11. Place the silicone pumpkin soap mold off to the side.
2. Measure out your powders! I did this by placing one of my glass measuring containers on the scale, taring it to 0, then adding my powders one at a time (tare in between the powders if you’d prefer not to do any math).
3. Add 30g vegetable glycerin to your small glass bowl with your powders and stir until it is thoroughly mixed and you have created a paste free of lumps.  Place to the side.
4. Measure out your sugar and place to the side.
5. Measure out your oils.
6. Cut 175g of your melt and pour base and place in you microwavable bowl.
7. Microwave your soap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, making sure it is melted. If you have a more powerful microwave, you can do it for shorter bursts of time.
8. Once that soap is completely melted, add your Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance oil and your sweet almond and pumpkin seed oil; stir thoroughly.
9. Then pour your powder paste and add your 20 drops of orange oxide into the bowl all while its wet.Step 4
10. Then add the sugar and stir, stir, stir.
11. Once you’ve completely mixed your soap, oils, and sugar pour mixture into the mold and allow the little pumpkin bars (this recipe makes about 24) to set up for 4 hours. Ta-da!

Things got a little weird for me around step 11.   As I was mixing the mixture, it began to harden.  As you will see in the picture, I attempted to pack the mold versus pouring.  I decided to go ahead and re-heat it in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  When I took it out, it was a thick liquid that I stirred with the spatula (just to remix) and then began to poor into the mold.  It poured beautifully into each mold.  As excited as I was that this project seemed to turn out just right , I immediately decided it was time to put them to the true test.  I used a couple of these and they worked really well!  The bar held its shape despite the fact that anytime you add water to sugar, it breaks it down.  I hope you have as much fun as I did using this recipe.


Handcrafted Spa Products

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fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My Name is Teri Lang Patterson and my company is Body Systems Skincare Co.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I began making natural bath products for my family in 2000 when my allergies were so bad that I just couldn’t find great products “on the shelf.” In 2002 I was let go from my main job at an Advertising Agency and that’s when I decided to turn my hobby into a business.

3. What products do you make and sell?  Over these 10+ years we’ve sold a variety of bath/body products but finally realized the importance of simplifying. My husband calls this my “Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares'” problem of trying to carry too many products and scents to try to satisfy too many customers, like failing restaurants on the popular tv program. When chef goes to a restaurant that’s failing and finds a menu book of 100+ entrees and freaks out. Over the last 2 years we’ve tested out various fragrances from Nature’s Garden and settled on 9 main fragrances to simplify our Retail Line. We offer Scrubs, Lotions, Wash, Bombs & Salts in our main line plus some balms and specialty products. Our wholesale line of bulk professional products for spas’ use, allows for customization which we also depend on Nature’s Gardens vast inventory

4. What are your business goals?  Balance. Yes this sounds odd. When I first started the company over 10 years ago it was all about acquiring accounts and completing sales. That’s all fine and good until you wear yourself out. Our first wholesale account was MGM Properties in Las Vegas and I was working over 18 hours per day the first few years. I’m also a Fitness Instructor and at that time was also teaching up to 11 classes per week…with no problem! Because I didn’t keep my business/health/family in balance I suffered physically and wore myself out. Now I have a new perspective on “Success”. We’ve taken the first step in simplifying our main line, revamping our most popular products and next we’ll be enhancing our wholesale program. Success now means happy customers with happy AND healthy company owner!

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We use a variety of fragrance oils for our main retail line but also maintain staple fragrances for our bulk professional line. We have begun to focus on Custom Products & Private Labeling options and we couldn’t do this without the dependability of NG’s vast inventory of fabulous fragrances!

Your Website: www.body-systems.net

Facebook page: facebook.com/BodySystemsSkinCareCo

Twitter: @bodysystems

Blog: www.spafreshmag.com


Soap Making with Regional Flair

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  fragrance-oils-51. What’s your name & Your Company Name: Hi, My name is Diane Weinberg and I’m the owner of The Southern Tip.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? After being a teacher for over 22 years, I suddenly found myself to be an unemployed teacher.  After trying and trying unsuccessfully to get a job, ANY kind of job, I decided to create my own job. I started The Southern Tip and have not looked back. Although we’ve been in business only a couple of years, I’ve found that if you really want something, and are willing to work hard for it, you can be successful. Being a business owner has also opened many other doors to me, making it easier for me to achieve some of my other goals.

3. What products do you make and sell?  We sell handcrafted soap with a “regional flair”, lotions and lotion bars, aluminum free deodorant and scrubs. We hope to branch out into candles this summer.

4. What are your business goals?  Our goals may be a bit different than those of other businesses. We have three main goals: One is, of course, that we want our business to continue to grow and prosper.

A second goal is that we want to help promote and encourage a regional pride among our population. One of the ways we do this is by designing many of our products to reflect the area culture and to highlight our unique locale. Since we are in Texas and are also near the border with Mexico, these facts influence the soaps that we create. Our Tres Leches soap (inspired by a variety of cake made in our region using three milks) Chile con Queso soap, ( a popular and spicy dip made here) Chocolate Chachalaca soap (a turkey-like bird found in our area) and Ocelot soap ( a rare and endangered animal also found in our area) are some examples of our regional creations. Also, since another one of our selling venues is on a nearby island, South Padre Island, our Dunes, Padre Shores, Padre Island Dream, Sea Gull, Soap of the Sea, Sand Castle and Sand Bar soaps were created to reflect this.

Our third goal, and probably our most important goal, is that we want to serve as an inspiration to other unemployed/underemployed people, especially those who are over 50 and who find themselves in this difficult position, maybe for the first time in their lives. We want them to know that if you are willing to put in the work, to study, research and learn some new skills, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope.

This is one of the main reasons why we offer beginning soap making classes. We want to share our knowledge with others and hopefully help others learn at least one way to supplement their income or at the very least, to create affordable, custom soap for their own families and friends.

Our long term dream would be to eventually open a folk school type of learning facility where many skills and crafts would be taught by experts in their fields. Some of the “old fashioned” skills that we would like to include, in addition to soap making, are such things as: candle making, basket making, clay work, wood turning, rug weaving, jewelry making, mosaics, small scale niche gardening, etc. We want to help people become more self-sufficient and teach them new skills that will enable them to supplement their income should they ever find themselves unemployed/underemployed.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We are great fans of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. There are so many to choose from and they are all wonderful! One of our favorites is Cracklin’ Birch. We have also used their goat’s milk lotion base and it is a very versatile product.

 Website: www.thesoutherntip.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Southern-Tip/141396999273167

Blog: http://thesoutherntipsoaps.blogspot.com/