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Sep
25

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you interested in creating a lovely and easy soap recipe? If so, then we have the perfect soap making recipe for you! No joke, no lye. Of course, we are talking about our new Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This easy homemade soap uses our skin-loving Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base, which makes soaping super easy! Further, the recipe includes clays that are great for the skin!  Plus, this soap-making recipe uses three perfectly chosen colors that complement the lovely aroma of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil. So, this lovely two pound batch of soap will look, smell, and feel fantastic. 

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe History of Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Since the perfect combination of chocolate and strawberries seems so deliciously obvious, you may think that chocolate covered strawberries have been around forever. Although both the ingredients were around for ages, this wonderful culinary invention wasn’t created until the 1960’s. An amazing woman, Lorraine Lorusso, created the decadent treat in the gourmet shop she worked at and, as we all know, this treat became a sensation. Now, we all can enjoy the amazing success of this marvelous baker as well as enjoy the lovely scent that her creation inspired!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Silicone Loaf Soap Mold
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Equipment You May Need

Mixing Bowls (3)
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (3) (or small containers)

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weights of Ingredients

Since we are going to separate the batch into three portions, the weights of the ingredients are separated based on the way the will be used throughout the recipe.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Soap Recipe

904 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
45 grams Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the White Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
10 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Pink Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Rose Clay Powder
10 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Brown Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Organic Cocoa Powder
16 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparations

Before we begin you should make sure that your work station is clean and ready for you to work. Further, you should wash and dry all the equipment that you are going to be working with. Doing this will help to ensure that your finished product is clean, as well. Nothing is worse than finishing a project and finding a speck right on the surface. Additionally, you may find it easier to gather all your ingredients before you begin creating your soap. Although you can simply grab everything as you go, it can be helpful to have everything in your work space before starting. This will make are that you aren’t caught off guard and that you will have everything that you need as you need it.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap ColorsSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap Colors

First of all, you are going to focus on preparing the three color portions that you will need in a future step.Later on, you will add these colored pastes to separated portions of your melted soap base. Preparing the colors first will make it easier to work with the soap and add these colors later on. This way you will have more time to pour your soap batter. Also, it will be less likely for you to have your soap set up before it gets in the mold. So, take your three disposable cups and assign each one to a different color. You will need to make sure you have a cup for the pink, white, and brown portions of your soap.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant Portion

Now, we are going to get the pink soap colorant portion ready for you to use in a later step. So, retrieve your scale and set it to measure in grams. Next, add 7 grams of the Rose Clay, 15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin, and 10 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant to one of your disposable cups. Then, stir this mixture into a paste and make sure that all the ingredients are incorporated. After, set this mixture aside until after you melt the soap base.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant Portion

Next, you will be getting the brown colorant ready for that portion of the soap. So, use the scale to fill your next disposable cup with 7 grams of Cocoa Powder and 16 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. You will stir this until it is a paste consistency and has incorporated all the ingredients. Then, you can set aside this colorant mixture for you to use in a later step.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant Portion

Next, you will prepare the last portion of the colorants. So, grab the cup that is meant to contain the white portion of your soap colorant. Then, you can add 5 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder and 10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to this remaining disposable cup. You will need to stir this to incorporate all the ingredients and create the proper consistency. Then, you can set the white colorant aside until you need it later on.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap Base

Now, you are ready to prepare the actual soap portion of your recipe. So, you will cut up and weigh out 904 grams of the Natures Garden Cocoa Butter Soap Base. Also, make sure that you put this soap base into a microwave safe, glass bowl. After you cut up the soap, you can use your microwave to melt the cocoa butter soap base. You will want to melt the soap with 30 second bursts and be sure to stir in between the heating times. This will prevent you from accidentally over heating the soap base. You will need to continue the melting and stirring cycle until the soap is entirely liquid.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance OilSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you will be adding a very scrumptious fragrance oil into the melted soap. So, you will need to weigh out 45 grams of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oils. Then, you should take your newly melted soap base. After, you can add the weighed fragrance oil to the soap. Also, add in 45 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to the melted soap. This will prevent some of the discoloration that could be caused by the fragrance oil. Since the fragrance has a 6% vanillin content, it would be likely to create a dark brown color in the soap if left on its own. This is why we need to add in the vanilla white stabilizer, as it prevents discoloration and allows us to color the soap as we see fit. After you have added the soap scent and Vanilla White, you can stir these ingredients into the soap to incorporate everything into the mixture.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap Base

Then, you need to separate the melted soap base. You will incorporate one of the three soap colorants you prepared earlier to each of the three containers. So, take each of the three containers of color and set them up nearby. Then, to the first mixing bowl, weigh about 301 grams of the melted soap base. Next, add your pink clay soap colorant. Next, in the second bowl, add 301 grams of the melted soap base.  Again, add your colorant, this time the cocoa powder colorant. Finally, you should have about 301 grams of soap left in the bowl that you used to originally melt the soap. To this bowl, add the kaolin white clay. Make sure that you mix well to incorporate all the ingredients in each bowl. Afterwards, you will be ready to pour your soap colors into the silicone soap loaf mold!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Filling the Soap Mold

Now, it is time to fill your silicone soap mold with your colored soap portions. So, get your silicone loaf soap mold prepared in your work area. Know that you will have enough soap to fill two of the four loaf cavities in the soap mold. Also, you will need to grab two of your proportioned cups of colored soap, which two colors that you use initially is up to you. Then, use both your hands and pour these two different colors into the soap mold simultaneously. Add a bit with these two colors, then switch to the next color. You will pour these at the same time, as well. You will need to repeat this process of alternating these three colors and pouring two at a single time until you use up each of your three soap portions.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the SoapSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the Soap

Next, you are ready to add the finishing touches to the soap in your silicone soap loaf mold. So, take your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray the top of your soap loaves. This will make sure that any air bubbles that may be in the soaps are released before the soap sets up completely. As a general rule, you should always spray rubbing alcohol after pouring melt and pour soap. Afterwards, you will need to wait for your soap loaves to completely set up before doing anything else for this craft recipe. If you move the soap before the loaves set up completely, then you could possibly mess up the tops of the soap. This could lead to a wrinkled appearance on top or even accidentally spilling the soaps.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Cutting the Finished Soap

After the soap completely sets up, you will be ready to remove your loaves of soap from the mold and slice the soaps into bars! Your soaps should be completely set up at this point, so pop the two soap loaves out of the silicone soap mold. Then, you can get these finished soap loaves ready to cut into individual bars of soap. So, use your mitre box and cutter to cleanly slice your bars into bars of soap that are the perfect size for use. Now, your soaps are finally finished!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Share Your Creations and Find More Recipes

Finally, your homemade soap creation is complete! Another great aspect of this recipe is that now the soap is completely ready to use! So, have some good, clean fun and try out your new creation! We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoyed the free melt and pour recipe. We would love to see your creations and stories, so if you’d like you can find us on Facebook or on Instagram @ngscents. Further, you can find more wonderful crafting recipes and ideas on the Free Classes and Recipes page of our website. So, you may find your next great project there! We hope you enjoy the soap and candle recipes and classes and have fun creating your very own products!

One more thing! If you are interested in learning more about the history of chocolate covered strawberries, then you can learn even more about the subject matter by clicking right here! This link will take you to a wonderful website that knows a ton about this delectable treat. Their knowledge includes everything from making these desserts to knowing their complete history!

Jun
23

30 Mango Butter Recipes


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30 Mango Butter Recipes30 Mango Butter Recipes

Mango butter is a cosmetic ingredient with deep moisturizing, softening and soothing properties. Since this butter is great for skin, it is perfect to add to any of your bath and body products. It is so wonderful that we couldn’t go without recognizing 30 Mango Butter Recipes that have been formulated at Natures Garden. These various soap and cosmetic recipes are amazing for your skin and are free for you to create at any time. Not only do all of these recipes contain this skin-loving butter, but they have other properties in addition. In this craft blog, we will talk about many of our recipes that use mango butter to create an amazing product. So, take a look at some of our recipes for fantastic bath and body products!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

This handmade soap recipe is perfectly created with the help of mango butter. The butters and oils in this batch of soap are moisturizing and really care for your skin! Try this recipe out and your skin will feel the difference!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

This next recipe uses mango butter m&p soap to make some fun and creative soaps! We were inspired by our Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil to create soaps that look just like the dessert! So, these little soaps look and smell just like real, homemade lemon squares.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Argan Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Argan Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe is the Argan Soap Recipe. This recipe contains lovely oils and butters, like mango butter, that will care for your skin. So, you can clean and be moisturized simultaneously! Plus, this recipe has a fun design that you can create in your soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

If you are looking for a skin-loving body product, then you may want to check out the Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe. This bath melts recipe is the best bath moisturizer for dry skin. The oils absorb into your skin as your soak, so you don’t have to do any of the work! When using your bath melt, just hold one under some running water to let the ingredients disperse. It’s that easy!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Next, check out a facial that is perfect for your face! This product gives your pores a deep clean while making sure that your face gets the nourishment it needs.Some of its cleansing power comes from the activated charcoal, which is one of those amazing skin care ingredients that really works!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Easter Confetti Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another fun way to use this skin- loving butter is melt and pour soap! Plus, this is one of those melt and pour soap recipes that happen to be super cute, too! This recipe takes smaller pieces of colorful soap to create simple soap embeds that are almost as fun as real confetti.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

This sugar scrub recipe is perfect for exfoliating with the sugar and moisturizing with the luxurious oils and butters! Plus, this recipe gives you one example of using natural colorants for cosmetics! Further, this sugar scrub recipe includes fresh, whole lavender flowers to add a touch of relaxation to your recipe!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that uses mango butter is the Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is one of our in the pot swirl soap recipes that uses a fun swirl design. So, the recipe is both perfect for skin and is a soap that looks pretty in a soap dish beside the sink.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another simple and easy way to moisturize your skin is this quick bath melt recipe. Not only does this product effortlessly moisturize your skin as you take a bath, but the recipe is super simple to create! Further, the majority of skin nourishment comes from the mango butter, which is a skin softening and moisturizing that is exotic and luxurious.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes  Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Not only is this soap making recipe nourishing for your skin, but the soap has built-in exfoliation. The embed loofah in this soap makes scrubbing easier and more fun. Plus, the soaps look pretty cool! Furthermore, the recipe uses herbs, such as grapefruit peel powder, that heals the skin. This adds to the skin softening power of the melt and pour soap to create great soap for your skin.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a body butter that has light exfoliation! This recipe uses real coffee ground to provide some soft exfoliation for the skin. Plus, the body butter is a perfect moisturizer that softens, as well. Not only is this recipe wonderful for your skin, but it smells fantastic! This recipe uses the combined scent blend of our Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil and real ground coffee to achieve a true fragrance in the product!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a quick soap recipe with all the benefits of cold process soap, then you’ll want to check out this recipe. We have created a nourishing hot process soap recipe that is perfect for your skin. Plus, there is no wait time for cure! So, it’s a very quick and easy soap made from scratch recipe.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Bath melts are a wonderful bath product, especially when you have dry skin. Just like any other good bath melt recipe, these little chocolates will care for your skin. But, this recipe has the added benefit of looking and smelling like real chocolates. Plus, these bath melts use actual cocoa powder and cocoa butter, which add to this chocolate masterpiece.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

Real pumpkin has some real benefits for the skin, and luckily this recipe uses some! Not only has pumpkin been used to brighten and smooth the skin, but there are vitamins that can aid in reducing signs of aging, reduce oil in the skin, and reduce acne. So, pumpkin soap is a wonderful recipe for your skin!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

Also, you could try out a more herbal bath melt recipe. Of course, this recipe uses skin loving ingredients, which are mango butter and grapeseed oil. But, these bath melts include the relaxing benefits of real lavender flowers. Together all of these ingredients create a perfect way to unwind with a bath!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Blarney Stone Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Blarney Stone Soap Recipe

What could be better than a recipe that is creative, cute, and effective? These little soaps were made to look just like gemstones! Plus, these little beauties are perfect for your skin and are very cleansing. So, this recipe is great for soap makers looking for a worthwhile project!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Massage Candle Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

Another great idea that uses mango butter is our massage candle recipe. This unique candle is both fun and moisturizing. Simply burn the candle until a good amount has melted and scoop out what you need to give a relaxing massage! So, those that are interested in trying out their own should definitely do some massage candle making!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe

This is another great hot process soap recipe that you can create. This soap batch uses nourishing oils and butters, like mango butter and sweet almond oil for extra skin softening power. Plus, this soap recipe has the added bonus of being quicker and easier to create than a cold process soap recipe.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out a lip balm recipe that is perfect for lip care. This recipe uses natural oils and butters that are perfect for both softening and moisturizing.  These oils and butters will melt and easily transfer to your lips, which provides you with the perfect protection from developing dry, cracked lips.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for soap makers that use all kinds of soap because our Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe uses both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. Plus, this recipe is super cute, great for your skin, and smells of our fresh, citrus Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. What more could you want in a handmade soap?

30 Mango Butter Recipes Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

This recipe uses herbs, butters, oils, and a natural exfoliant to create a wonderful sugar scrub recipe. Not only does this recipe have a bunch of ingredients that are great for your skin, but this recipe smells fantastic. On top of using a fragrance oil, this sugar scrub uses real vanilla powder and our Apple Pie Spice Blend Powder to create a real vanilla cinnamon aroma!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

This cold process soap recipe uses a variety of ingredients that are perfect for a bar of soap. Of course, this homemade soap recipe is both cleansing and moisturizing. Plus, the recipe uses real chamomile flowers to create a perfectly relaxing soap for the bath.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

What happens when a melt and pour soap and a bath tea combine? Pure bath product genius! This creative bath time recipe combines two well-known bath products to form a super cute Halloween creation. You can relax with your bath tea as you clean with your Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil scented soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Check out another wonderful cold process soap recipe that is great for your skin! First of all, this recipe has butters and oils that will moisturize and soften your skin. Also, this soap contains orange peel powder, which really is great for skin care products. The nutrients in this powdered herb have been known to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agents. So, it is a natural way to add some extra cleaning power to your moisturizing soap recipe.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Also, we have created a whipped body butter that feels good and holds in moisture. This recipe uses many butters and oils that are perfect for maintaining healthy skin. This fluffy and buttery recipe will not oil keep your skin moisturized, but it will soften, as well. Plus, the body butter smells delicious like a warm, buttery cookie!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only is this recipe great for your skin, but it is perfect for the holiday season! You can’t get any more Christmassy than mistletoe and this soap loaf looks and smells like the stuff! It is perfect for seasonal gifts or even just using it as festive decoration in your own house. Just get together some Christmas craft supplies and you’ll be ready to make this recipe!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

These cute little bath melts are perfect for relaxing while getting in a bit of skin care. The butters in this recipe are perfect for nourishing the skin. Plus, this recipe uses Parsley as a natural, green colorant that is high in vitamins that are great for the skin! So, this recipe will be perfect for your next soak in the tub.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

Another fun soap recipe that could be perfect for Christmas is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe! This recipe uses these two herbs to create a wonderful soap for the skin. In addition to the moisturizing ingredients, such as mango butter, this recipe contains an herb that is nice for skin care. This herb is Myrrh powder, which has been used to reduce wrinkles, preserve a youthful complexion, rejuvenate cells, reduce swelling, treat athlete’s foot, and help heal cracked and damaged skin. Plus, it has a nice, cooling effect on the skin. Plus, the recipe uses Natures Garden’s Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil to add the perfect scent for this soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

This chocolate avocado lip balm recipe is delicious and perfect for your lip care! First of all, this recipe uses skin softening butters and oils to treat your lips right. Additionally, this recipe uses real chocolate for flavoring. So, this recipe is naturally flavored and still tastes great!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

If you are interested in making cupcake-shaped soap, then you are going to want this mp soap recipe. This recipe can be used with mango melt and pour soap and some whipped soap base to create a topping that is fluffy and cute. Plus, this recipe will be great for your skin! There are natural oils and butters in the soap and these will help to protect your skin.

Aug
18

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil


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Vanilla Valentine Fragrance OilVanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a scent to fall in love with!  This fragrance is a dreamy combination of vanilla and musk, combined in a sensuous blend that stimulates your senses!  Flirt with the decadence of this fragrance as its distinct scent lingers from any product you create.  Our customers love this scent and embrace its versatility!  A valued customer from Post Falls, ID writes “I have used this [fragrance oil] in room spray, perfume and soy candles and can’t get enough of it! Sweet but not too sweet and has a wonderful hot throw in soy.”  Our customers are smitten with this sweet scent, and you will be too!

What Does Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a deeply sensual aroma of creamed vanilla bean and sensual musk.  This sweetheart scent arouses feelings of love, desire, and passion!

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Create bath and body products that your customers will fall in love with!  Gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to do well when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  Your heart will beat for the sweet array of scented products you can create with this fragrance!  Handmade perfumes and perfume oils perform well with this vanilla fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created using this scent as up to 5% of your total recipe.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cp soap testing video shows that soaps made with this scent discolor to a chocolate color.  There was no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.  Also, cured soap had a scent of very strong vanilla!  A contributing factor to the discoloration of soaps made with this fragrance is the 8% Vanillin content of this fragrance oil.  Vanillin contributes heavily to the discoloration of soap, but incorporating Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help reduce the effects of this discoloration.  However, you will want to test, there are more than 40 ingredients that can cause discoloration.  If you do wish to color your soaps, you may use liquid soap dye in the amount of your choosing.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil plays with temptation while creating rousing room scenting products.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this sweet fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  Also, if you are creating reed stick diffusers, you will enjoy this vanilla scent.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  Additionally, we have found both the hot and cold scent throw to be phenomenal in 100% soy wax candles.  We find that the natural color of our waxes represents this aroma well, therefore we do not recommend a colorant.  If you do wish to color your candles, you may use a small amount of liquid soap dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles, they will clog your wick.

 

Oct
15

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance


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Pleasingly Pumpkin FragrancePleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s time for the autumn season and time for pumpkins! It’s a big ol’ pumpkin party! We’ve even got two famous festivals in Ohio celebrating the orange gourds: The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival and The Circleville Pumpkin Show. Both celebrations boast giant pumpkin contests. The competing pumpkins in Barnesville are so big that conventional scales are too small- the funeral home scale is used instead! Extra spooky! Pumpkins competing for King Pumpkin in Barnesville typically weight over 1400 pounds. The largest pumpkin to date at the Circleville Pumpkin show was almost 2000 lbs. Both festivals feature parades and pageants. If you love pumpkins as much as these folks, then this is the fragrance for you!

What Does Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. An NG Original Scent!

How Do Our Customers Use Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This authentic aroma performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of orange color block into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

We’ve also got an awesome Pinecone Firestarters recipe! You only need pillar of bliss wax, fragrance, candle dye, candle wicks, and pinecones! If you follow the simple instructions closely, you should have great smelling firestarters in no time! Please remember that these are designed to start a fire in your fireplace and are not intended to be used as regular candles. Be sure to adhere to all rules of fireplace safety!

Room scents (no fire needed)! This sweet, true scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and it maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this alluring autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that CP soap made with this fragrance had perfect pour: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and strong scent retention. It did, however, discolor to a chocolate color. This is likely due to the fragrance’s 5% vanillin content. Vanillin has a tendency to discolor bath and body products to varying shades of brown; more vanillin means darker discoloration. In order to combat discoloration due to vanilla, we recommend trying Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Remember- you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never color bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you!

We’ve also got some cute mini-pumpkin molds and jack-o-latern molds for pumpkin-shaped soaps!

Body products (outside of the bath)! This perfectly pumpkin fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products (not for your body)! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this seasonal scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to make a variety of products with this festive fragrance using the guidelines listed above!

Aug
17

Almond Marzipan Fragrance


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Almond Marzipan fragranceAlmond Marzipan Fragrance Oil Spotlight

I seem to be unable to escape almonds. Though that may be because we’re in the “A’s.” They’re even used to make amaretto. Ah! So what the heck is marzipan? It’s a finely ground almond powder mixed with sugar or honey and sometimes egg whites. This can be its own confectionery treat, or made into adorable little shapes to put on top of cakes. Some times it’s shaped and covered in chocolate, other times it’s used as the icing on cakes. It’s apparently quite popular in the UK to use marzipan to ice large fruitcakes.

What Does Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Indulge yourself with this warm, slightly gourmand, almond marzipan aroma.  A truly luscious combination of almond, rose, benzoin, cassis, and black currant.  It starts with top notes of mimosa and hawthorn, followed by middle notes of creamy rose, black currant, and benzoin, all sitting on a base of almond, vanilla, and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil?

They make delectable decorative candles. Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. This fragrance is gel wax compatible. We have no color recommendations for candles. Mine are- maybe a very small amount of brown? Maybe a small amount of yellow? A very slight mix of the two? We’ve got brown liquid candle dye and yellow liquid candle dye and brown and yellow color blocks.

They also make sweet soaps from scratch. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Marzipan fragrance oil in soaps, bath gels, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil performed well in CP soap with no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration; a perfect pour. The scent comes across nice and strong in CP soap. Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performed well in bath and body products. This fragrance oil has a vanillin content of 0.1%, so you might see some very, very slight discoloration in your bath and body products. Again- no coloring recommendations here!

Marzipan is shaped into all kinds of different things and we’ve got all kinds of different soap molds. The smaller molds can be used to make sample-sized soaps or embeds for your candles. I personally think the little duckies mold would work swimmingly. Who doesn’t like cute little duckies? If you’re going for almond authenticity, I’m sorry to say we don’t currently have any almond-shaped molds, but we do have football molds, and after you used the soap enough, it would probably just look almond-shaped. Or you could shave the laces off and just have it be almond-shaped without the wait.

How about perfumes and lotions? Of course! The maximum recommended usage percentage in such applications is 5%. We’ve also found that Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performs perfectly in perfume.

And room scents? You bet! The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Marzipan fragrance oil in incense and potpourri is 50%. This fragrance is also nice and strong in aroma beads.

Aug
14

Almond Rum Cake Fragrance


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Almond Rum Cake FragranceAlmond Rum Cake Fragrance Oil Spotlight

We sure have a lot of bakery scents. I’ve already talked extensively about the almonds themselves, and the small eternity it takes to make Amish friendship bread and fruitcake. Thankfully, almond rum cake only takes less than an hour to make. Maybe longer if you’re a less experienced baker. But still- far less than 10 days or a whole month. Relatively speaking, this is fast food. Check out our free Almond Rum Cake recipe on the fragrance oil page. Make yourself a tasty Almond Rum Cake and then use our fragrance oil to preserve those sweet memories in your soap, candles, bath and body products, and room scents. Just never, ever eat fragrance oil.

What Does Almond Rum Cake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance is a scrumptious bakery arrangement beginning with top notes of almond extract, chopped almonds, and dark rum; followed by middle notes of sugar cane, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and heavy cream; well-rounded with base notes of butter and cake batter. I don’t know about you, but just reading that makes me hungry. This is also a Nature’s Garden original scent. You’re welcome.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Rum Cake Fragrance Oil?

They make some super sweet scented candles. Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Unfortunately, it is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring recommendations for candles are two drops of brown liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown color block per four pounds of wax. Don’t use crayons to color candles- you’ll clog the wick, you silly goose!

They also make some super sweet scented soaps. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results showed that in CP soap, Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil causes no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation, and has good scent retention. It does, however, discolor to a light brown. Our soap coloring recommendations are: none! The vaniilin content of this fragrance is 3.25% so it will slightly discolor your soap and other bath and body products. I say it makes it look more like almonds- right? If you do not want this discoloration, feel free to try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer– but keep in mind that it’s your responsibility to test it in your product- color stabilizer is not a guarantee. We’ve got some cute little bundt cake molds if you want to make your soap look more cake-shaped.

What else? Perfumes and lotions? You bet! Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil performs perfectly in perfumes. The maximum recommended usage percentage of this fragrance for lotions and perfumes is 1.1%.

What’s left? Room scents, my friend. Sweet, sweet Rum Cake room scents. Almond Rum Cake fragrance oil comes across nice and strong in aroma beads. The maximum usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Aug
13

Alyssum Fragrance


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Alyssum FragranceAlyssum Fragrance Oil – Spotlight

FLOWERS! There are well over 100 different species of this one genus of flower. The most popular type of Alyssum flower is ‘sweet alyssum’ or Lobularia maritima (formerly known as Alyssum maritimum– so no longer technically of the genus Alyssum. I’m sorry if you’re a stickler for the technicalities of plant biology- I’m sure we have another fragrance with a more appropriate name that you might enjoy- Hyacinth, maybe? But I’m sure if you’re a plant biologist you’ve got bigger things on your hands.) Anyway, flowers. They’re cute lil flowers and they smell good. They’re also tough, both heat- and drought-resistant. They can be white, pink, rose-red, or lilac. Caterpillars eat their leaves- it’s adorable, like a children’s book.

What Does Alyssum Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The wonderful aroma of freshly picked alyssum flowers. Boom. That’s it. Done. Pure and simple.

How Do Our Customers Use Alyssum Fragrance Oil?

I’m glad you asked. They make candles: Alyssum fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  The recommended maximum usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Candle coloring recommendations: two drops of purple liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of purple color block into your wax. (I’m gonna go rogue here and suggest pink [the fragrance picture is pink for cornsake]- use a small amount of red liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Pink is just light red. Err on the side of caution- you can always add more coloring, but you can’t take dye out of your wax.)

For soap makers: the maximum recommended usage percentage in bath gels, soaps, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%! Alyssum fragrance does have a vanillin content of 6%- so keep an eye out for discoloration in these types of products. (You’re welcome to try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer– but we can’t make any guarantees- you have to test it for yourself in your products!) This fragrance performed well in bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing found that Alyssum fragrance oil results in no ricing and no separation. It did however, cause the CP soap to accelerate slightly and discolored the soap to a yellow/orange color. But the scent stayed nice and strong. Our soap coloring recommendations are also purple: use all the purple soap dye you want (or whatever color- *ahem* pink- I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.. or.. dye your soap.) We’ve also got all kinds of cute flower-shaped soap molds! Big ones– like in our CP soap testing videos, little ones, and these ones. We’ve also got a daisy-shaped soap punch (again, apologies to the stickler plant biologists).

The maximum recommended usage percentage for Alyssum fragrance oil in lotions and perfumes is 5% and we have found that it performs perfectly.

Room scents? Oh yeah, for sure. Maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri: 50%. Alyssum fragrance is nice and strong in aroma beads.

Jul
31

Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance


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amish friendship bread fragranceAmish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What is Amish Friendship Bread? It’s a recipe for sweet, fruity bread passed from friend to friend that apparently takes 10 days to make. Some say this is a throwback to a simpler time before instant gratification spoiled us rotten and makes us appreciate waiting 10 days for bread. Better than waiting for a fruitcake to cure for at least a month, I guess. Color me confused because I don’t understand why a group of people who can raise a barn in a day need 10 days to make bread. I mean no offense to the Amish and if an Amish person is reading this, please email me at [email protected] and enlighten me on friendship bread and why you’re using the Internet. Maybe we could be friends and make each other bread.

What Does Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Smell Like?

Believe it or not: bread. This scent has a freshly baked bread character and sweet notes of raisin and strawberries, with hints of nut. Just like yummy, tasty fruit-nut bread. (Banana Nut Bread represent! Not entirely relevant here, I just really like Banana Nut Bread. No bananas in Amish Friendship Bread.)

How Do Our Customers Use Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil?

They make candles! Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Recommended maximum usage percentage for vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. As for candle coloring, we recommend using 2 drops of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax OR you can shred a small amount of a brown color block into your melted wax. Remember to never use a crayon to color your candle– it will clog your wick!

They also make soaps! Our maximum recommended usage percentage for Amish Friendship Bread is 5% in soaps. Our cold process soap testing results show that it performs well in CP soap with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation, with good scent retention. It does, however, discolor to a chocolate color. Our coloring recommendations are.. none. We also have a square loaf mold if you want to make your soap look bread-shaped.

They also make bath and body products and perfumes! Recommended maximum usage for these products is 5%. Amish Friendship Bread performs perfectly in perfumes (try saying that ten times fast) and performs well in bath and body products. With a high Vanillin Content (6.7%) this fragrance oil may discolor your bath and body products as well. You can try some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer if you feel so inclined, but remember that it’s up to you to test how the color stabilizer works with this fragrance oil in your product.

And room scents.  Recommended maximum usage for this fragrance in potpourri and incense is 50%. Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.

So there you have it- you can make all kinds of fun stuff with Amish Friendship Bread Fragrance Oil but it won’t take you ten days to do it! (Though you may need to wait a few weeks for your soap to cure, but you’re not going to eat it. Don’t eat it. Doesn’t matter how good it smells.) Goes great in gifts you’re making for friends! Friendship!

May
18

Natures Garden Store


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Marsha and the staff at Natures Garden have been feverously working away at getting the store ready and in tip top shape.

Earlier this year, we started the intense planning and implementing of a store for our wonderful customers to come into and shop.  This was a feat that was easier said than done.  Through months of planning and strategizing, we were able to create a beautiful store on paper that believe it or not contained every item that Natures Garden currently carries.

Then came the week when all of storage and shelving units were put together.  This also included an electrician, a painter, and a small construction crew.  When they were finished, for the first time we were able to see the Natures Garden store becoming a reality.

Next, it was time to stock shelves.  This is where we are now.   Through immense hard work and dedication, the staff at Natures Garden has been steadily plugging away at stocking, pricing, and creating displays for the store.  And, now after all of this time, we are finally beginning to see light at the end of the store tunnel.

Although the store is still a work in progress so to say, we are getting very close.

Sure, all of Natures Garden products are out and available for purchase; but we are still finalizing some aspects to really knock it out of the park!

The Natures Garden store is currently open and you all are more than welcome to come in and visit.  We still have the fragrance sniffing wall (although it is more of a Fragrance Land), as well as 16 oz, 8 oz, 4 oz, and 1 oz fragrance bottles available to purchase.  All of our soap bases, waxes, butters, oils, molds, and herbs are also out and ready for purchase as well.  We even have our vast array of kits, colorants, flavorings, and essential oils out too and they are all ready for their new crafting home.

One thing is for sure, if you come visit the Natures Garden store, you will not be disappointed.  Just please bear with us as we strive for perfection.

Feb
01

Shea Melt and Pour Soap


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shea butter melt and pour soap It is really easy to make Shea melt and pour soap!

Melt and Pour Soap is one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a homemade product.  This type of soap making is an ideal venture for many reasons.

Melt and Pour soap projects are a great family activity to do with children; creating an enjoyable family time crafting together.
These soaps are a remarkable and memorable treat to give out as party favors, or gifts for loved ones and friends.
And, the fact that melt and pour soap is so easy to work with; no matter what your skill level you can create extraordinary works of art that are fun to wash with too.

So, regardless of the reason for making Melt and Pour Soap, one thing is for sure; you will love how the finished product leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and supple.

Shea melt and pour soap differs from store bought brands in that it is not drying or harsh on your skin.  This soap base is detergent free, SLS free, and gluten free.  The Shea Butter melt and pour soap base is filled with superb skin loving agents like:

  • Shea butter which is ultra conditioning and nourishing.
  • Coconut oil which provides a wonderful bubble filled lather.
  • Sunflower oil, which acts as an amazing moisturizing agent for your skin.  In fact, sunflower oil also adds an even bigger element of a rich, creamy, and bubbly lather.
  • Glycerin, which works as an astonishing cleansing emulsifier.  It helps to lift dirt, oil, and impurities up and away from your skin.  This allows the everyday dirt and grime to easily be whisked away.  Plus, glycerin is also a humectant.  This means that it can actually drawl moisture from the air and pull it to the skin.

Besides all of the healthy and nourishing aspects to Shea melt and pour soap; there is also a beautiful artistic side to it too.  The adventure as to where you take your soaps is defined only by you; the crafter.  Shea melt and pour soap is fool proof.  It can be heated time and time again, without losing its integrity.

You can cater your soap to your specific like through shape, color, and scent.  You can even take your soap making skill to the next level by the addition of other skin loving attributes or additives.  Natures Garden carries all of the ingredients you need to add luxurious elements like rich cocoa butter or antioxidant packed vitamin E.  Through the addition of herbs like oatmeal, calendula flowers, rose petals, lavender flowers, paprika powder, or poppy seed, you can provide natural exfoliation.  Not only will your soap bar benefits exceed expectations, but you will also be adding a unique look, feel, and dimension to your soaps.

If we have you super excited about the possibility of making Shea soap or possibly other body products; but you still have unanswered questions, Natures Garden is here to help.  You can visit our website for free creative recipes and tips that have been tried and tested.  We also have in depth classes with step by step instruction for beginner soap makers.  And, you can always contact us via email, or connect with us on Facebook.