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Sep
14

Calendula Skin Care Recipes


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Calendula Skin Care RecipesCalendula Skin Care Recipes

Calendula herb is a bright yellow or orange flower that is sometimes referred to as pot marigold. This beautiful flower is not just perfect for decorating the garden bed, but can be used to care for the body. In fact, this herbs can be useful for creating all kinds of skin care recipes. The calendula herb skin care recipes from Natures Garden incorporate the gorgeous aroma of this cosmetic flower as well as the fantastic skin care benefits to create amazing skin care products. You can use both Calendula Flowers Whole and Calendula Flowers Powder to create all kinds of wonderful recipes. Simply use this wholesale cosmetic herb with other Natures Garden soap making supplies and cosmetic supplies to create some fantastic products! If you are interested in finding some great cosmetic recipes that use this herb, then you will want to check out the fantastic recipes in this cosmetic blog!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Bath and Body Benefits

You can use this fantastic herb to provide you with healthy skin and hair care properties. This cosmetic herb has a variety of beneficial qualities that can be used to create effective bath and body recipes. These cosmetic recipes will be able to nourish the body. So, adding this wholesale herb to your homemade recipes will provide you with some benefits. This cosmetic herb will promote healthy, glowing skin and strong, gorgeous hair. If you want to see what this herb can do, then check out some of the wonderful properties that the calendula herb can provide your products.

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Flowers WholeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Flowers Whole

The Calendula Flowers Whole is a fantastic herb to add to your various cosmetic recipes. Of course, you can add these lovely flower petals to your recipes whole. Also, you can create an herbal infusion with this botanical herb, which can be added to cosmetic recipes. Either way, you can use these methods to create bath and body recipes that will entirely nourish your body from head to toe. Check out some wonderful Natures Garden recipes that you can create with this herb!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Bath Melts RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Bath Melts Recipe

One recipe that you can create with fresh, whole calendula flowers is the lovely Calendula Bath Melts Recipe. This bath melt recipe is perfect for nourishing the skin. The skin loving properties of this herb are perfect for promoting healthy skin. These skin benefits along with the moisturizing properties of the cosmetic oils are perfect for skin care. Not only is this recipe great for the skin, but this bath and body recipe includes the scrumptious scent of Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance Oil. This is a beautifully complex aroma with top notes of Nashi pear, apple, and leafy greenery. Plus, this scent has gorgeous middle notes of Jasmine, lily of the valley, and rose petals. Finally, this fantastic scent  has a base of pear nectar, musk, and peony blossoms.

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Hair Conditioner Recipe For BlondesCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Hair Conditioner Recipe For Blondes

Also,  you can use this fantastic cosmetic herb can be used to create the Hair Conditioner Recipe For Blondes. In this recipe, the calendula herb has properties that will promote healthy hair. First, this herb can be useful for dealing with dandruff when applied to the scalp. Also, this herb can be useful for strengthening the hair and leading to stronger hair. After continued use, this lovely herb can lead to soft, shiny and all around beautiful hair! Further, this fantastic recipe is scented with the unique, clean recipe of the Goldie Dreadlocks Fragrance Oil.  This lovely scent has a complex blend of citrus top notes, fruity floral notes that are sitting on a base of sweet vanilla bean and woodsy patchouli base.  So, you will have silky, nourishing hair that smells absolutely delightful.

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, the Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe is a fantastic recipe that you can use to create some herbal soap. This floral herb is perfect for soothing irritated skin and promoting healing. Additionally, some people find that calendula is beneficial for reducing varicose veins. Also, this lovely soap recipe includes the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder. This cosmetic herb is perfect for the skin, as well. The aloe vera herb can be used to relieve irritation and help the skin heal faster.  Additionally, this herbal soap recipe includes the refreshing scent of Breezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil.  This scented oil has an aromatic blend of citrus, fresh marine notes, and summer flowers. You will love the beneficial properties of the herbs as well as the refreshing scent of the fragrance,

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Mothers Day Bath Bomb RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Another great herbal recipe that you can create is our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe. This lovely bath bomb recipe contains various herbs that will care for your skin.  Of course, one of these cosmetic herbs is the calendula flower petals. These flower petals are great for skin care, as it will nourish and soothe your skin. Plus, these flower petals are perfect for creating gorgeous bath bomb recipes. Also, this cosmetic bath recipe includes the bright, happy scent of our Happy & Free Fragrance Oil. This refreshing scent has notes of feminine floral scents, like jasmine, lily of the valley, and carnation. Along with this lovely floral scent, this fragrance has notes of scrumptious fruit, woodsy notes, and fresh cotton notes. Between the wonderful herbs, refreshing fragrance, and fun fizz you will absolutely love this delightful bath bomb recipe!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Swirl Soap RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

Plus, you can use these herbal flowers to top the lovely Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe includes skin loving ingredients, like cosmetic oils and nourishing herbs. Also, this beautiful, skin loving recipe is scented with the gorgeous aroma of our Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil. This energizing fragrance oil has notes of uplifting and fresh airy notes. These notes are combined with lemon, garden fresh peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen. These scents are balanced with floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, and rose. This lovely soap recipe nourishes the skin and will leave you with a bright uplifting scent of mint, citrus, and floral scents. Further, the aroma of the fresh calendula flowers is perfect for adding to the gorgeous fragrance. You will find that the scent of this fragrance oil will blend wonderfully with the lovely scent of calendula flowers whole. 

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Further, you can use these cosmetic flower petals to create the Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. This gentle, herbal recipe is useful for moisturizing the face without clogging pores. Plus, you can use this herbal recipe for preventing pimples and acne breakouts. Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to help reduce signs of aging. This herb can be useful for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Not only does this recipe contain lovely herbs, but this cosmetic recipe contains skin loving oils and butters that are perfect for nourishing the skin. Together, these cosmetic ingredients will leave your complexion looking beautiful. So, you will love this fantastic lotion recipe for your skin care routine!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Flowers PowderCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Calendula Flowers Powder

Additionally, you can use the Calendula Flowers Powder to create some fantastic bath and body products. The powdered herb has all the same benefits as the whole flowers. The only difference between these two herbs is that it is in a different form. This is useful for you as this powdered form can be used to create skin care products like lotion or powders that you don’t want to have petals. So, you can incorporate this lovely floral herb powder into some different kinds of skin care recipes.

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Stinky Feet Foot Powder RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe

One fun recipe that you can include this cosmetic herb in is our Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe. Both the calendula flower petals and the Lavender flowers were used to create this fantastic cosmetic recipe. These powdered herbs provide a lovely aroma and help to eliminate pesky foot odor. Further, this cosmetic recipe includes both the Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil and Lime Distilled Essential Oil. These essential oils are perfect for destroying odor and even killing the bacteria that leads to odor. Also, these cosmetic ingredients provide your recipe with a refreshing aroma that is so much better than stinky feet!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea RecipeCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Also, you can add this powdered herb to the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe. The calendula powder herb is useful for helping your body heal quickly. Furthermore, this herb is known to help reduce itching. Additionally, you can use this herb to help protect your body from an infection. This can be useful for So, this is a fantastic herb to include in this skin nourishing recipe.

Additionally, this bath and body recipe includes all kinds of fantastic cosmetic herbs. These other wonderful herbs include green tea leaves, lavender flowers, peppermint leaves, oatmeal, chamomile leaves, and aloe vera leave powder. You may recognize some of these herbs as being useful for soothing the skin. The best part of these herbs is that is that each of these wonderful cosmetic herbs can be used to help a sunburn. This herb blend can reduce the pain of sunburn as well as shorten the time required for healing. So, using all of these beneficial herbs in a single bath soak is sure to help your sunburn!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Other UsesCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Bug Repellent Recipes

Some find that the calendula herb is a useful way to repel bugs. In fact, some people will create a calendula tea that can be used in various recipes to repel tiny pests. First, you can use this flower as a diversion to track garden pests, like aphids, whiteflies, and thrips, from your vegetable garden. All you have to do is plant these pretty flowers around the garden and they will help protect your fruits and vegetables. Not only can you use this floral herb as a calendula bug repellent to repel pests in a garden, but you can use this herbal insect repellent on the body.  If you are interested in trying out an herbal bug spray, you can try out Hello Glow’s article on How to Make a Super Soothing Bug Bite Balm.

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Reach Out to UsCalendula Skin Care Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy all of the wonderful skin care benefits of the calendula flowers herb! Also, you can check out our Calendula Class to learn even more details about this herb! In this class, you can learn all about the cosmetic benefits of this herb. If you have any further questions about this cosmetic herb, then feel free to ask us your cosmetic questions. We are available to answer questions in the store, on the phone help line, and online. Our social media pages are an easy way to reach out to us. First, we have a Facebook page. Also, we are available on Instagram and Twitter, you find us using @ngscents. You can use these platforms to ask questions as well as share your own creations. We hope to hear from you soon!

Calendula Skin Care Recipes: Note About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our herbs, like the Calendula Flowers Whole and Calendula Flowers Powder, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we have provided on this herb. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
01

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils


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10 Ginger Fragrance Oils10 Ginger Fragrance Oils

We at Natures Garden have 10 Ginger Fragrance Oils that you can use to create all kinds of wonderful homemade recipes.  Also, you can use these lovely ginger aromas to create some fantastic room scent recipes. There are plenty of scented oils that you can use in the formulation of your own homemade recipes. In our cosmetic blog, we will share some of our favorite fragrance oils with the spice scent of ginger. Further, this blog will even share a few of our own cosmetic recipes that you can create with these lovely ginger fragrance oils.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Fresh Ginger Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Fresh Ginger Fragrance Oil

First, we have the true spice scent of our Fresh Ginger Fragrance Oil. This refreshing fragrance oil is a spicy herbal scent. This fragrance has notes of a ginger that are true to the aroma of a real ginger root. This is a wonderful scented oil that would be fantastic on its own. Additionally, this scented oil would be great for creating your own scent mixes with other single note fragrance oils. So, you can use this ginger scented oil to create fragrance oil blends that are uniquely yours. So, this would be a perfect fragrance oil for scenting bath and body recipes as well as room scent recipes.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil

Second, we have the spicy aroma of our own Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil. This scented oil uses warm, refreshing notes of fresh ginger that is enhanced by other wonderful scented notes. This wonderful ginger scent blends with fantastic scents of nutmeg, lime, lemon, and black currants. Further, this scented oil has notes of jasmine as well as notes of white musk, nutmeg, clove, and rosewood. You may find that this is a wonderful fragrance oil with a very similar scent to Origin’s Ginger Essence fragrance. You can use this duplicate fragrance oil to create all kinds of lovely scented recipes. Whether you make your own lotion recipes, recipes for melt and pour soap, or cosmetic recipes, you are sure to enjoy this lovely fragrance oil in your products..

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the wonderful scent of our own refreshing Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. This warm, comforting scented oil is a fantastic blend of honey and ginger. Further, this lovely blend includes refreshing and clean citrus notes of both lemon and lime. This wonderfully sophisticated scent is loved by so many of our customers for its clean aroma. You can use this scent to create clean scented candles. Plus, you could even scent homemade cleaning supplies with this scent. Also, this scent can be used to create refreshing soap recipes as well as other bath and body recipes. One cosmetic recipe that perfectly uses this scent is our clover bath bomb recipe.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil Recipe10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil Recipe

Our lovely Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe uses the refreshing ginger lime scented oil along with other lovely cosmetic ingredients. Not only does this lovely bath and body recipe use this refreshing scented oil, but it includes other wonderful cosmetic ingredients. These ingredients, like the moisturizing coconut oil and skin loving French Green Clay Powder, will perfectly nourish your body. Further, these beautiful bath bombs use 24K gold mica dust to create these gorgeous, shimmering bath bombs.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingerbread Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

Next, you can use this scented oil to create wonderful room scent products. Our delightful Gingerbread Fragrance Oil has an aroma of scrumptious, freshly baked cookies. This wonderful spiced cookie scented oil has hints of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Of course, this lovely scented oil includes the aroma of fresh ginger. Although this scrumptious spice aroma isn’t body safe, it is perfect for creating some delicious room scent recipes. These scented wax recipes are fantastic for creating some absolutely irresistible recipes.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingerbread Fragrance Oil Recipes10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingerbread Fragrance Oil Recipes

Of course, you can use this wonderful cosmetic recipe can be created with this wonderful fragrance oil. First, we formulated the Gingerbread Aroma Beads Air Fresheners Recipe with this delightful scent. This room scent recipe uses aroma beads to hold this delicious cookie scent. Further, the sachet beads will hold the lovely gingerbread man shape. So, you will be left with super cute gingerbread men that you can decorate with puff paint. Another fantastic room scent you can create with this scent is the Gingerbread Men Wax Ornaments Recipe. Instead of aroma beads, this scented recipe uses candle wax, which includes both Pillar of Bliss Wax and Joy Wax. Plus, this candle wax room scent recipe is perfect for creating cute little wax gingerbread men. You can use both these recipes for gingerbread men to both scent and decorate your home. These are especially perfect for decorating your home around Christmas time.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingered Bergamot Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingered Bergamot Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the scent of our Gingered Bergamot Fragrance Oil to create all kinds of wonderful recipes. This exotic fragrance oil has lovely citrus top notes of refreshing bergamot. This lovely citrus scent is enveloped in notes of fresh ginger that was combined with notes of sandalwood and cedar. These notes blend with notes of Indian patchouli and sweet basil. This scented oil is a perfect aroma for combining with bath and body making supplies or candle making supplies to create various homemade recipes.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingered Peach Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingered Peach Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the Gingered Peach Fragrance Oil to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. This scented oil is a fantastic blend of warm ginger with other sweet and spice aromas. These are scents of peach nectar, clove, and banana. The, the fragrance has sweet scents of pear and coconut milk. These notes all rest on a base of vanilla, sugar cane, and white woods notes. These notes blend together perfectly to create a warm, sweet scent that is absolutely irresistible. You will love this scrumptious scent in your own homemade spa recipes, melt and pour soap recipes, and room scent oil recipes

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use the scrumptious scent of Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil to create some wonderful scented homemade recipes. This lovely cookie scent is made of fresh notes that are absolutely delicious. This tasty bakery scent is reminiscent of fresh ginger flavored cookies. This fantastic dessert scent has notes that are scrumptious and it is  nearly irresistible. This delicious gingersnap fragrance oil can be used to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body recipes and room scenting products.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Recipe10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Recipe

This delicious scented oil can be used to create some great cosmetic recipes, like our Gingersnap Cookies Bath Bomb Recipe. This super cute gingerbread man recipe is a perfect way for your to use this scented oil. Plus, the gingersnap aroma perfectly match the adorable shape of these gingerbread man bath bombs. So, you will be sure to enjoy the fizzy fun, cute shape, and scrumptious fragrance oil.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Hawaiian Ginger Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Hawaiian Ginger Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the wonderful aroma of our Hawaiian Ginger Fragrance Oil to create some fantastic homemade recipes. This fragrance oil is a refreshing aroma that is perfect for creating lovely scented candles and fantastic bath and body recipes. There are top notes of tangy pineapple, refreshing summer melons, and crisp apples. The middle notes are of iris, rose, jasmine, and cyclamen. Finally, these fruity and floral scents rest on notes of vanilla and musk. Together these notes create a tropical aroma that is a perfect scent blend. This scented oil can be used to create all kinds of wonderful homemade recipes.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Nectarine White Ginger Burst Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Nectarine White Ginger Burst Fragrance Oil

Next, you can use the scent of the Nectarine White Ginger Burst Fragrance Oil to create some great homemade creations. This scented oil is a refreshing blend of sweet nectarine and warm, spiced ginger. This is a bright, energizing scent that is a perfect way to start the day. The top notes are of sweet nectarine, mandarin, peach, yuzu, and lime. Then, the scent blends in notes of lily, lilac, honeysuckle, and jasmine. Finally, the scent is rounded by notes of sandalwood and musk. These individual notes create a lovely fragrance oil for your various recipes. Whether you create a refreshing scented candle or lovely bath and body recipe, you will sure to enjoy this fantastic scented oil.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the lovely scent of our White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil in your homemade craft recipes. This scented oil contains lovely notes of refreshing white tea, yuzu, lemon, and bergamot combined with the scent of warm ginger. These scents are followed up by delightful notes of Earl Grey tea, rose, nutmeg, and geranium. Finally, these lovely, calming notes are all sitting on notes of woods, musk, and sweet berries. This lovely scented oil can be perfectly used to create various bath and body recipes that are perfect for helping you relax. Also, you can perfectly add this scented oil to soy wax for candles, which is perfect for creating spa scented candles.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil Recipe

One fantastic way to use this scented oil is to create our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. If you are looking for easy melt and pour soap ideas, then our recipe for rock soap may be a great idea for you to try. This scented soap recipe uses layers of colored soap. The bars of layered soap are cut and shaped into a gemstones using a knife. While these finished melt and pour soaps are gorgeous, they aren’t difficult to create!

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil

Finally, you can use the lovely scent of our Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil to enhance the quality of your wonderful recipes. Not only will your recipes care for the body, but they will smell scrumptious, too! Further, this wonderful scent is well loved and has been a popular duplication request from an aroma that is best known as sweet earth. This fragrance oil is a fruity blend of strawberries and raspberries. These notes are supported by lovely notes of rich vanilla. This sweet, fruity bouquet of scents is a yummy fragrance that is perfect for you homemade creations. You can create some sweet scented cosmetic recipes and yummy scented candle recipes.

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Gingerbread Houses

If you enjoy the warm aroma of ginger, then you are sure to love the scent of a freshly made gingerbread house. The warm, bakery aroma of a gingerbread house combined with the sweet, sugar candy notes is absolutely delicious. Plus, building your very own gingerbread house is just so much fun! If you enjoy building cute cookie homes around Christmas time, then you may be interested in taking a look at some truly remarkable gingerbread creations. This collection of pictures has all kinds of ideas from gingerbread mansions to adorable gingerbread monuments. You can check out 31 Amazing Gingerbread House Ideas by Shari’s Berries. These gorgeous creations are unique and stunning, so they are absolutely worth taking a look!

10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Reach Out to Us10 Ginger Fragrance Oils: Reach Out to Us

These warm ginger scents are perfect for creating all kinds of deliciously scented recipes. We hope that you enjoyed these wonderful ginger fragrance oils. If you have any questions about these scented oils or how to use them, then you can feel free to reach out to us. You can easily find us on the phone, in the store, and online. One easy way to find us online is to reach out to us on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our @ngscents to find us either on Twitter or on Instagram. Not only can you reach out for help on our social media pages, but you can use this page to share your own wonderful creations. Feel free to share with us and ask any questions!

Jun
29

Common Candle Making Questions


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Common Candle Making QuestionsCommon Candle Making Questions

All of us at Natures Garden understand that it can be difficult to create perfect candles. Especially if you have serious scent throw issues popping up, it can be frustrating to put time and money into candles that don’t work that way you want. So, we want to answer some common candle making questions to prevent confusion and save you from all that extra troubleshooting. So, let’s talk about common problems so we can get back to creating gorgeous homemade candles!

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wax

First, we are going to talk about questions that often come up in relation to candle wax.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?

You can use a pouring pot and a stove top to melt your wax at home. Also, we recommend using a double boiler method where you have a larger pot with water in it and set your pouring pot full of wax inside. Turn the stove on to medium and allow the water in your pot to boil. This will safely heat your wax without letting it get too hot.

Common Candle Making Questions: Which is the Best Wax for Candle Making?

Choosing the best wax all depends on preference of what you prefer in a finished candle. First, we have soy waxes that are vegan, gluten free, and natural candle waxes. This is the least expensive wax, has a fantastic cold throw, and has a cleaner burn, but it is tricky to get a great hot throw with some fragrances. Also, Soy Wax often has frosting and a rougher finish.

Next, we have paraffin wax, which has the best scent throw, and is in both the Wow Wax and Joy Wax. The Joy wax uses a mixture of paraffin and soy, so it has a cleaner burn due to the soy wax and a really good hot scent throw due to the paraffin wax. Also, it clings to the candle containers better and has less frosting. An option for creating a translucent candle is gel wax, but it isn’t compatible with all fragrances.

Additionally, you can use palm wax, which comes from sustainable sources, has a beautiful crystal finish, and has a great scent throw. Natures Garden carries sustainable palm container and pillar wax. Lastly, Pillar of Bliss Wax and Palm Pillar wax are great options for creating pillars or wax tarts.

Common Candle Making Questions For Making Soy Candles

Since soy wax is so popular among our customers, we wanted to answer some of the most common questions asked about making soy candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?

This temperature depends on the type of soy wax being used. We recommend pouring our 100% soy wax at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. For the Golden Brands 444 or Golden Brands 464, we suggest pouring at 135 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Add Fragrance to Soy Wax?

For heavier fragrance oils with high flash points, we recommend adding the scented oil at 185 degrees Fahrenheit. However, lighter fragrances with lower flash points, Ike citrus scents, would be added around 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: Which Wick is Best for Soy Candles?

Many customers perfer to use a cotton wick for their soy candles. We have two types of cotton wicks available, which are HTP and CD candle wicks.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Make Soy Wax Melts?

Although we don’t carry soy wax in a pillar form for melts, you can still create soy wax melts with container wax. Often, customers will use individual portion cups to package wax melts like these, which can be used to squeeze the wax into the wax burner. This is because it is softer than pillar wax and is difficult to get out of clamshells. However, this wax will not hold the shape from a mold. In fact, it will get stuck in your mold and be difficult to clean.  Another option when making wax melts with a container wax is to add stearic acid to the wax to harden it.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Fragrance

Fragrance is important for creating great scented candles, so its important to know how to get your scented candle oil to work for you!

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Don’t My Candles Have a Good Scent Throw?

This issue could have a few different possible causes. First, you may not have added enough fragrance, which should be 1 oz. per pound on average. However, Natures Garden waxes will allow you to add up to 10% in most cases.  Also, your candle may have a clogged wick. This could be due to adding too much fragrance, vybar, or another additive. Also, additives like mica and crayons will clog your wick.

Another possibility is the type of wax you are using. A wax like paraffin will have a better scent throw than soy waxes. Finally, it is possible that you have the wrong size wick. If you wick is too small, then the flame will not be hot enough to get the aroma into the air. On the other hand, a wick that is too large will burn the scent oil before it can be released into the air.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?

If you have a poor scent throw and you have tried trouble shooting, then you may want to use vybar. The vybar can be used to increase scent throw by adding some amount between a fourth and a half teaspoon per pound of wax. Just be cautious not to add too much or it can clog your wick and reduce your scent throw. We suggest using Vybar 103 for pillar candles and Vybar 206 for container candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Is Fragrance Oil Settling to the Bottom of the Candle?

If you notice that fragrance is settling at either the top or bottom of your candle, then there could be a few reasons to explain it. First, you’ve added too much fragrance oil. Another option is that the wax you are using isn’t porous enough and you may need a more porous wax. Along with this idea, waxes that have been burned or heated too much may reduce in their ability to hold fragrance.  Finally, you may have not stirred enough to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?

While some essential oils can be used in wax warmers, it can be a bit tricky. You need to make sure that they are diluted with either a carrier oil or DPG. Additionally, some essential oils have flashpoints that are too low for a wax warmer. So, you will want to do some testing with the essential oils that you choose.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wicks

Choosing the right wick is another important part of candle making. Otherwise, your candle might not be as effective as it could be.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?

This could be due to either a small wick or a high candle. First, the wick you used may be too small for a candle of this diameter, which you can use our Candle Wick Chart for reference. Also, your wick could be drowning if you poured your candle wax up too high. You should stop pouring before the wax passes the part of the candle jar that changes shape and begins to curve for the lip.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Isn’t My Candle Wax Not Burning Evenly All of the Way Down?

Uneven burning could be due to either the wax or the wick. First, the wick may be too small for your candle’s size. Also, the wax that you chose could be too hard. While you could use a softer wax instead, you could also switch to a hotter wick.

Common Candle Making Questions About General Candle Making

Lastly, we have some general questions about making candles that could be useful for crafting perfect candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Sometimes I Follow All Recommendations and I Still Can’t Seem to Get it Right. Why is That?

There are many factors that can influence the outcome of your homemade candles. First, fragrance oils can impact a candle, as thicker scented oils require you to wick up to get a hotter burn. Also, the room temperature can effect your candles. If the room is too cold, then you can have more issues with glass adhesion and frosting because your candle will setup very quickly.

Additionally, you could have an issue where the scent doesn’t smell as strong because you are used to it. When you are around a scent for too long, your nose will adjust and you won’t notice it as much. If this happens to you, then don’t worry too much just take a break from the scent for awhile and your nose will recognize it again after a long enough break.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why are My Layers Bleeding in my Candle?

This color issue could have one of a few different causes. First, the layers were too hot. If you don’t wait long enough or pour your wax too soon, then the layers can melt one another and start to run into one another. Also, it could be due to over saturating your candle with fragrance, as the extra scented oil will blend with colorant and bring the color with it as it seeps out of the candle.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?

We recommend that you don’t mix mica into the candle itself, because it will clog the wick. But, you can use mica to decorate the outside of pillar candles! After your pillar is created you can then, use the mica on the outer portion of your candle. This shimmery mixture can be used to provide a beautiful sparkle on the outside of your candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can Mica be used in Wax Melts?

Sure! Since we don’t have to worry about clogging the wick, you can mix it straight into the candle wax.

 

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do I Get Rid of the Air Bubbles in My Candles?

There are a few reasons why air bubbles could get trapped in your candles, which include water exposure and pouring at a cooler temperature. So, how do you prevent air bubble in a homemade candle? First, keep water away from your work station. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Further, pour your candle wax slowly and make sure to stop before you hit pour point where your jar begins to change shape. 

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?

We don’t recommend re-purposing old candles to make new ones. While this may seem like a create idea to take all you half used candles and make a new one, the scent is a big concern in this case. If these candles are scented, then they will already contain fragrance oil. Once you melt your old candles, the scent may fade, but many of the wax particles are still holding on to some of the scent oil. This means that you won’t be able to add enough fragrance oil without over saturating your candle. Since the candle already is holding scent, this extra fragrance will seep out and sit on the top of your candle, which is dangerous and can result in a flame that is too large.

Common Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to Us

Hopefully, we were able to get some of your more pressing questions answered. If you have any more questions or concerns about making your own candles, then please reach out to us. We are always happy to help! You can stop by the store, give us a call, or talk to us on social media. If you want to find us online, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck and have fun with candle making!