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Feb
05

Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance

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Beverly Hills Glam FragranceBeverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden definitely brings the glam of Beverly Hills to you!  But, what makes Beverly Hills so glamorous with such humble beginnings?  In 1900, Burton Green, Oilman and real estate, along with several other partners, purchased the land for the Amalgamated Oil Company.  In 1906, after drilling many unsuccessful wells, they decided to revamp as Rodeo Land and Water Company.  The land was renamed  Beverly Hills by Green and his wife after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.  Green reached out to the landscape architect Wilbur D. Cook who had been influenced by landscape designer, Frederick Law Olmstead who is known for creating the wide curving streets that hugged the vast hills.  Rodeo, Canon, Crescent, Carmelita, Elevado and Lomitas which were constructed in 1907 were the City’s first streets.  Cook was also the creator of what would later be known as the emerald necklace of his garden city, which included a three-block greensward called Santa Monica Park.  Five years later in 1912, the Beverly Hills Hotel was constructed.  The hotel became the center of community life, serving as theater, meeting place and church.  In 1914, the City was incorporated and hence, Beverly Hills was born.  The rich, elegant lifestyle that it created attracted stars such as Douglas Fairbanks and his wife, Mary Pickford who led the wave of movie stars here when they built their mansion, Pickfair, in 1919.  Other stars include Gloria SwansonWill Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, John Barrymore, Buster Keaton and Rudolph Valentino, just to name a few, who also built stylish mansions.

What Does Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This flamboyant fragrance oil by Natures Garden is truly a bold floral extravaganza.  Bursting with beautiful notes of ylang ylang, rose, and carnation with green moss, sweet amber and warm sandalwood complete the scent as a background.  All making this a one of a kind unforgettable lingering scent.

Top:  Bergamot, Mandarin
Mid: Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Ylang Ylang
Base:  Moss, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber

How Do Our Customers Use Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil?

Some coloring suggestions for homemade candles are 4 drops of red liquid candle dye and a little bit of purple liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red and purple color block per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  For bath and body products, try Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

This is the perfect scent to add a little sass and panache to your life.  Attention my candle making friends, this fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax and has a 10% usage rate.

Those who prefer bath oils, soaps, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum recommended usage rate is 5%.  Cold process soap testing results are a perfect pour.  No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to a light tan.  Strong scent retention.

And lastly, this our luxurious Beverly Hills Glam scent can be used for room scenting with a maximum usage rate of 50%.  It is nice and strong in aroma beads.  It can also be used to create unique, homemade candle wax tarts using our pillar of bliss wax.

To quickly find this fragrance, type in “Beverly Hills Glam” in our search bar and that will take you directly to our Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil so that you can order today!

Jan
29

Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance

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Chance of a Lifetime FragranceChance of a Lifetime Fragrance– Fragrance Spotlight

Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil is an elegant duplicate of a gorgeous fragrance. This Natures Garden dupe captures all sorts of feminine beauty in a scent that is sure to impress. So, why not take a chance on this upscale fragrance oil? It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

What does Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden embraces the aroma of a successful, ambitious woman who loves the finer things in life.  This fragrance is a blend of citron, water hyacinth, jasmine, iris, teakwood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, and white musk.

Top Notes:  bergamot, orange, pineapple, fresh air, citron
Mid Notes:  jasmine, lily, water hyacinth, iris
Base Notes:  vanilla, patchouli, white musk, teakwood, vetiver, amber

How Do Our Customers Use Chance Of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil?

Great room scents can be created with Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil. Homemade candle makers may use up to 10% of this scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax. It performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. Also, the fragrance is nice and strong in soy wax products. For coloring, we recommend two drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. However, you can shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax instead.  Still, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. Further, homemade room scents, such as incense or potpourri, can use up to 50% of this scent. Also, the scent is nice and strong in homemade aroma beads.

Handmade bath and body products can be crafted using this feminine fragrance. Also, these bath and body product have shown to perform well with Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil. Bath gels and bath oils can be created with this fragrance, but we recommend no more than 5%. Soap makers can easily use this fragrance in either melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps. The maximum recommended usage rate for soap is 5% of this fragrance. Our cold process soap results show this fragrance as a perfect pour! Also, there is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. This bar should have zero discoloration and a good scent retention. Also, there is a vanillin content of 0.1%. We suggest coloring with pink soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any body products.

Lotions, perfumes and homemade cleaning products can be made using this floral fragrance as well. Lotions should be created with no more than 5% of this scent added. Perfumes will perform perfectly as long as the fragrance is at or below the maximum recommendation of 5%. Any all natural cleaning products can utilize up to 4.4% of this fragrance.

Our customers use Nature’s Garden fragrances in various products and craft recipes. Although we have listed many of the creations that are possible for this fragrance, don’t feel limited to these projects. Virtually anything you can imagine can be scented with a gorgeous Nature’s Garden fragrance oil!

Dec
23

Burberry British Fragrance

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Burberry British FragranceBurberry British Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Burberry British Fragrance Oil has been described as “modern”, but yet keeps up with tradition, very rich scent.  Overall customer reviews of this fragrance reveal that this is a keeper.  It is a clean aroma that both men and women can agree upon and is great for bath and body products such as soaps and lotions.

What Does Burberry British Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Burberry British Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a fresh, modern blend of classic cologne citruses highlight warm, inviting ouds, amber, sandalwood and white musks.

Top Notes:  orange, lemon, bergamot, lime
Mid Notes:  jasmine, honeysuckle, lily
Base Notes:  musk, cedar, amber, sandalwood, vanilla bean

How Do Our Customers Use Burberry British Fragrance Oil? 

For homemade bath and body product makers, Burberry British Fragrance Oil is the perfect masculine fragrance for a spa product line.  With a modern blend the different array of scents which are listed above, this is a great luxury scent.  The maximum usage rate for Burberry British Fragrance Oil is 5%.  Our cold process soap testing results showed that there was very slight acceleration but stick blended out, no ricing, no separation and good scent retention.  There was also no discoloration.  Our suggested color recommendation for this masculine scent is blue soap colorant in the amount you desire. Never use candle dye in any body products. This spa fragrance oil has good scent retention and smells great!  It performed well in bath oils, bath gels, and lotions.  It performed perfectly in perfumes as well.

For our fantastic customers who are making products to scent their homes, the maximum usage for homemade cleaning products is 5%.  Natures Garden’s maximum recommended  usage rate for room scenting in products such as potpourri, reed diffusers, and incense is 50%.

For our fabulous homemade candle makers, the maximum recommended usage rate for handmade candles is 10%.  Burberry British Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.   It can also be used to create great smelling homemade candle wax tarts using  our pillar of bliss wax.  Our coloring suggestion for your homemade candles and wax melts is to use 4 drops blue liquid candle dye plus a small amount of black liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Upon reading our customer’s reviews for Burberry British Fragrance Oil, one customer states “The men in our home gave it a thumbs up OOB so we made them some CP. The scent is wonderful, perfect pour and scent retention is excellent.”  So if you’re looking for a gift idea for a man in your life, click here and check out this Natures Garden recipe for whipped shaving cream.

The first step to get started with this relaxing fragrance is to type “Burberry British fragrance oil” into the search bar on the Natures Garden website and place your order today.

 

Sep
28

Bay Rum Fragrance

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Bay Rum FragranceBay Rum Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ahoy, mateys! Rum is commonly thought of as the drink of choice of pirates. And why wouldn’t it be? They made careers off of rum-running: transporting alcohol overseas to colonies where drinking was prohibited. Pirates often consumed rum as bumbo- a drink made from rum, water, sugar, and nutmeg or cinnamon.

Bay Rum, more specifically, is a product with high-alcohol content made in the Caribbean using rum and the leaves or berries of the appropriately named bay rum tree. It’s often used in aftershave, cologne, and lotions (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, you can use this fragrance oil to make your own). Not as pirate-y, but I already wrote most of this post with pirates in mind, so I’m gonna leave it as is. And surely, pirates had to shave their faces, too? (Unless their pirate name had the word “beard” in it.) Why not with bay rum-scented products?

What Does Bay Rum Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

It be a spicy, cultural blend of crushed cloves, cinnamon sticks, patchouli, and crisp pine needles, with a sweet orange freshness.

Top Notes:  orange, apple
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, clove, cool mint
Base Notes:  pine, cedarwood, vanilla, musk, patchouli

How Do Our Customers Use Bay Rum Fragrance Oil?

Candles, o’ course! This swashbucklin’ scent performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. ‘Tis not gel wax compatible. . The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax be 10%. Our coloring suggestion for candles arrr to use 3 drops of blue plus a small amount of black liquid candle dye (dip the tip of a toothpick in it) per 4 pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of blue color block into your melted wax. Black candle colorant only comes in liquid dye form. Don’t color your candles with crayons unless ye be lookin’ fer trouble–it’ll clog the wick!

Robust room scents! This seafaring scent comes across nice and strong in arrroma beads and the maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this complex accord in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance caused slight acceleration of trace, but no ricing, no separation, and discolored to a light butterscotch. Scent retention was wonderful. This fragrance has a 0.3% vanillin content, so it may slightly discolor your bath and body products. If ye’d like to defend against this, try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use black and blue soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. You can also try activated charrrcoal as a natural black soap colorant. Never color ye bath and body products with candle dye- ye’ll color yerself!

Check out arrr Jolly Roger and doubloon molds for shapin’ up yer soap!

Body products! This spicy scent performed perfectly in perfumes and the maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Swabbin’ the deck! The maximum recommended usage percentage fer this hardy aroma in cleaning products is 5%.

~Nature’s GARRRden!

Jun
17

Cold Process Soap Testing Videos

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Cold-Process-Soap-Testing-VideosCold Process Soap Testing Videos

Here at Natures Garden we realize that choosing the most perfect fragrance oil for cold process soap can be quite challenging.  Well, we have the solution.  We recently decided to begin retesting each of our more than 800 fragrance oils!  Over the years we have had multiple people testing the fragrances which might mean multiple result interpretations.   In addition, we have masterbatched to test the soap scents.  This time around, we have decided to test each of our fragrance oils individually, giving each scent its very own batch.  We also have Bailey testing each scent and guess what….we’re taking videos the entire time!  This means not only will you be able to read the results, but you can actually see it with your own eyes.  There will be no more guessing how much time you will have to work.  Have you ever wondered what exactly is a light tan or dark beige?  Well, no more guessing on our interpretation of the final discoloration.  We show you all of this right in a cold process soap testing video.  How cool is that?!?

Now, let me explain the process and recipe we are using to create these wonderful cold process soap testing videos.  Let’s start with our recipe.

Lye Solution

Water 144 grams

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) 53 grams

Sodium Lactate 8 grams (added to cooled lye solution)

Oil and Butters

Apricot Kernel Oil 26 grams

Mango Butter 53 grams

Shea Butter 49 grams

Castor Oil 14 grams

Sunflower Oil 63 grams

Palm Oil 57 grams

Coconut Oil 76 113 grams

Fragrance Oil 29 grams (Amount reduced if mandated by IFRA)

Here is our process.  We are allowing our lye solution to cool to about 100 degrees.  Then, we incorporate our sodium lactate.  Once that is done, we go ahead and combine our lye solution and oils.  We use a stick blender to emulsify the batter.  The fragrance is incorporated and we observe any ricing or acceleration.  The soap batter is then poured into one of our Silicone 6 Cavity Flower Mold at trace.  After about 24 hours we remove the soaps from the molds and allow them to cure.  Once the soap has cured, we note any discoloration.

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Next, comes the fun part…putting the video together!  You will see in these videos Bailey has tested the fragrance especially for you, our customers.  We felt it was important so you could see exactly what the fragrance did in cp soap from beginning right to the end.  This will give you a better idea of how much time you will have to work….or how much FUN can you have with the scent!  We will also show you what the final soap looks like after cure.  You can see just how the soap discolored.

Are you wondering just where you can find these videos???  Well, once a video is completed for a fragrance, it is added right to the website, on the page for that scent.  This way you will be able to see the fragrance oil’s performance as you are shopping.  We already have a video added for our Almond Fragrance Oil.  We will use this scent for an example.

You will not only see a picture on this page of the finished CP soap discoloration, but notice the blue tab right above the picture that says “Video”?  Click on that tab.

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Clicking on the tab will bring up videos related to our Almond Fragrance Oil.  You will notice two videos on this particular scent.  One is our video describing the fragrance oil (you should totally watch that one as well…it’s awesome too!).

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The other video is the one we are  will be focusing on today.  It show you how the fragrance performs in soap.  Click on the second video.  You will then see the video pop up and be able to watch it.

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We already have many videos posted and many more to come.  If you don’t see a video for the fragrance you are looking for, make sure you check back often as we are adding new videos each day.  Bailey is working very hard to get each Nature’s Garden scent tested again in CP soap just for you.  Our hope is that these cold process soap testing videos will make your shopping experience much easier.  We hope that you enjoy these cp soap testing videos.  Make sure you stay tuned for more fragrance fun!

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Apr
23

HSCG 2015 Conference

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HSGC 2015 Conference

HSCG 2015 ConferenceLast week both Shannon and I attended the HSCG 2015 Conference.  The event was held at The Westin in Indianapolis, Indiana April 17-20.  While it was Natures Garden’s second year attending the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild Conference, this was the first time Shannon and I were lucky enough to be there.  I just have to say…WHAT A BLAST!  We truly had the most amazing time and will remember it always.

Once we arrived, we anxiously prepared our booth….and yes, we brought a sniffy sample of each of our 828 fragrance oils!  We even debuted 13 HSCG 2015 Conferencebrand new fragrances including Yummy Gummy, Apple Happy Camper Candy, and Sugary Lollipop; along with many others.  Our booth even had a candy theme to go right along with the new fragrances. Our display was complete with bubblegum, rock candy, lollipops, and M&Ms!

The HSCG 2015 Conference was packed full of good times and memories.  Natures Garden hosted a Caribbean themed welcoming party on the very first night.  We excitedly wore our sparkly scented shoes and beautiful Caribbean style dresses and made our way to the party!  This was our first opportunity to meet many of our amazingly talented customers and new friends!  It truly meant the world to us to see not only guests from across the country, but the world.  It was a great feeling to finally be able to put faces to the names of so many of the wonderful people we have talked to.

HSCG-2015-ConferenceAs the weekend continued, we had many visitors at our booth.  We even had a chance to see some of the projects they have created using our products!  Our customers have made some fabulous soaps!  We had a chance to receive feedback on favorite scents and products, as well as suggestions for new ones.  Some of their favorites soap scents are fragrance oils like Blue Hawaiian, Bite Me, The Perfect Man, and NG Aqua Di Gio Type.

The HSCG 2015 Conference offered crafters and business owners a chance to attend a variety of classes and listen to several speakers.  In addition, we were able to attend meet and greets, luncheons, and super fun parties each night.  It was an absolutely fabulous experience.

On the final night we attended an awards banquet.  This banquet recognized many soapmakers HSCG 2015 Conferencewho had entered their creations in a contest.  Each HSCG 2015 Conference attendee was given the opportunity to vote on each category throughout the weekend.  Some of the categories included Something Different, Best Packaging, Best MP Scent, and Best CP/HP Scent;  just to name a few.  At the awards banquet, they also announced the location for the HSCG 2017 Conference…..VEGAS BABY!!!  Yes, it’s two years away, however the 2016 HSCG Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida and its location was announced at last year’s soap conference.  For those who are interested, the 2016 HSCG conference in Tampa will be May 19-21.

HSCG 2015 ConferenceWe would like to thank everyone who attended the conference, as well as the staff members and volunteers from the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild for all of your support.  It was so very nice to meet each and every one of you.  If you didn’t attend this year, we highly recommend coming to  next year’s event.  You will not regret it!   We had the time of our lives and enjoyed the laughs and have made some amazing memories.

 

 

 

Aug
15

Sugar Scrub Cubes

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sugar cube scrub recipeSugar Scrub Cubes

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

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

Exfoliation fun has just begun!

Ingredients:

340 grams Granulated Sugar

50 grams Sweet Almond Oil

38 grams Argan oil

10 grams Avocado Oil

175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Whole Poppy Seed

Clamshell Containers- 10 Count

 

Directions:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Matthew Ward
www.naturesgardencandles.com

May
06

Jersey Soap Recipe

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jersey soap recipe

 

This manly themed Jersey Soap Recipe is easy and fun to make if you have soaped before.  Perfect for a Fathers Day gift or a gift for your favorite sports fan; using a combination of both cold processed and hot processed soap, you will be able to create a manly scented soap that looks very similar to a sports jersey.  In creating this masterpiece, feel free to swap out the colors to select ones that batter fit the theme of the end product you are looking for.

Please Note:  To complete this homemade project, it will take two days to create.  Day one will be the cold process soap steps.  Then, you will have to wait 24 hours before unmolding this soap.  Once that time has elapsed, the second day will involve the hot process soap steps.  Then, of course there is cure time involved due to the fact that there is cold process soap in your end product.  But, you will have nice and firm bars when finished.

The majority of the ingredients and some of the supplies used in this recipe can be purchased at Natures Garden.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cold process portion of this recipe:
For the lye solution:
65 grams Water
24 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
60 grams Shea Butter
50 grams Coconut Oil 76
33 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
21 grams Grapeseed Oil
9 grams Castor Oil
6 grams Sodium Lactate
11 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
2 grams Titanium Dioxide

As for the mold, you will need to have the Mold Market Square Loaf mold.  This mold is also available at Natures Garden.

Once you have everything and you are ready to start soaping, here are the steps, complete with pictures to show you how it is done:

make your lye solution

Put on your safety gear, and prep your area. Then, make your lye solution.

melting down your soaping ingredients

Now, melt and combine your Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil 76, and Castor Oil.

adding sodium lactate

Once the lye solution has cooled add the sodium lactate and stir.

titanium dioxide paste

Next, remove 8 grams of the melted soaping ingredients, and place it into a separate mixing bowl.  Then, add your titanium dioxide to this and stir in to make a paste.   Set aside.

emulsify soap batter

When ready, combine the lye solution and soaping ingredients together. Stick blend to emulsify.

scenting and coloring the batter

Next, add titanium dioxide paste and stick blend to make the whole batter white in color.  Then, add the fragrance and stick blend.

pouring your soap

Once you have reached trace, pour the white soap batter into the 4 pound mold.  Please Note:  The batter will NOT fill the mold.  This is done intentionally.  Insulate.

measuring out your embed

After 24 hours:  Carefully remove the white soap from the mold.   Place it down flat and horizontally in front of you. Then, using a ruler, measure out 2 inches in height and mark it.

the number in your jersey soap
Now, using a knife, cut the soap so that you have one long bar.  This will be the number one in your jersey soap.  Then, set aside.

The cold process steps are now complete.  You are now half way there.  The next step is the Hot Process and here is the recipe (using the same ingredients with the addition soap colorant).
For the Lye solution:
420 grams Water
153 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
387 grams Shea Butter
321 grams Coconut Oil 76
210 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
133 grams Grapeseed Oil
55 grams Castor Oil
35 grams Sodium Lactate
69 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
15 grams Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant

meling your ingredients for hp recipe

Set your crock pot to a low heat setting. Next, place all of your oils and butter into the crock pot. Heat and occasionally stir them until melted.

adding the sodium lactate to hp

While you are melting the soaping ingredients, make your lye solution.  Also, add the sodium lactate. Stir in to incorporate.

combining the soap ingredients

Once all of the soaping ingredients are melted, slowly pour the lye mixture into the crock pot.

coloring the hp soap

Next, in short bursts, stick blend directly in the crock pot. Once you have the batter at light trace, add the ultramarine blue soap colorant. Then, stick blend to incorporate throughout the whole batter.

hp soap pudding like state
Now, keep blending in short bursts with your stick blender until the batter reaches a pudding like state.  Remember to periodically stir the soap in between with your spatula.  Once the batter has reached this state, lid the crock pot.

hp soap with waxy appearance
Allow the soap mixture to cook, and periodically stir it. Doing this will prevent the soap from scorching.  As the soap cooks, the soap will start to dry out and take on a waxy appearance.

hp soap that has consistency of mashed potatoes
Remember to stir occasionally, but allow the soap to cook for about 2 hours.  You will know that your soap has cooked long enough once it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.

adding the scent and stirring it in
Next, quickly add the Game On scent to the soap.  Then, stir well throughout the whole batter.

about one inch of soap in the mold
Now, get your mold and place about one inch worth of the soap into it.  Gently tap the soap in the mold to remove any air bubbles.

placing the number 1 in the soap
Once the mold has been tapped, vertically place the white soap into the mold.  Using your fingers, gently wedge the soap into place.  Try to keep the white soap centered.  This will be the number 1 on the jersey soap.

filling in the rest of the mold

Once the number 1 has been set into the soap, begin to carefully fill in the open sides with soap.  As you are doing this, remember to gently tap the soap mold to remove any trapped air.  Please Note:  Due to the tapping  of the mold, you may have to recenter the number 1 in the soap if it becomes askew.

heap the top of the soap
Once the mold is filled, heap the top lip portion with the remaining soap.

how to get the jersey shape

Now, using your ladle, carefully run it down the center of the mold and remove the excess soap.  Place the excess soap along the sides.  This scooping manner will give your jersey soap its neck line.  Allow the soap to mold overnight.

removing the soap from the mold
The next morning, remove the soap from the mold.

cut your jersey soap

Finally, cut the soap into bar sized slices. Allow the soap to cure further (because of the cold process soap) before use.

That is it!  You have just accomplished the jersey soap recipe.  Enjoy your new soap!

 

Dec
26

Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil

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sexy as sin fragrance oilSexy as Sin Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This best selling fragrance oil is very sensual, sexy, and feminine.  After one whiff of this scent, many of our customers are speechless; this fragrance oil is just that good.  Sexy as Sin has that WOW factor that many people are looking for.  A pleasing scent for everyone, even the men like it too!  This amazing scent lingers for a long time.  Our customers highly recommend this fragrance as a must have in your lines because customers just can’t get enough. 

What does Sexy as Sin Smell Like?

This irresistible fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a floral bouquet of gardenia, tuberose, sweet vanilla and exotic musk which is sure to intoxicate your senses. The name sexy as sin says it all!  A Best Seller! 

How Do Our Customers Use Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter; Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil is used in parasoy blends, soy, WOW, and Joy waxes.  This scent is even used in Pillar of Bliss wax to make amazing tarts and votives.  Since this fragrance oil is extremely aromatic both the hot and cold throw are great! This fragrance oil also works very well for air fresheners, room sprays, reed diffusers, and smelly jellies.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is one HOT SELLER!  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5% and the Vanillin Content is 7% so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  This spectacular fragrance oil is used to make: melt and pour soaps, roll on perfumes, body mists, bath bombs, body lotions, and spray perfumes.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is intoxicating.  Here are the official results:  Moderate acceleration but definitely manageable.  Recommend to soap at cooler temperatures.  Do not use a water discount.  Discolored to milk chocolate after cure.  Scent stayed nice and strong. 

Jul
10

Where Can I Buy Soap Making Supplies

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If you are looking for high quality soap making supplies, Natures Garden is your solution. We offer everything you need whether you are just starting your soap making craft or if you are a veteran soap crafter!

Where Can I Buy Soap Making Supplies

Deciding to venture into soap making can sometimes leave you with more questions than answers.  Where do I begin?  Where can I find informative classes and recipes?  Where is the best place to purchase soap making supplies?  We can understand that there are probably tons of these questions whirling around in your head.

Well, at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supply; we have your answers.  Our staff has put in countless hours testing, researching, and writing informative soap making classes, tried and true soap recipes, and in the case of Cold Process Soaping; even tested every fragrance oil that we carry so that you have some insight as to how the fragrance oil behaves.

Providing soap making supplies to everyone- hobbyist and small business owners alike, if you are in the market for soap making supplies, Natures Garden is your answer.  We carry many soap making supplies like fragrance oilssoap colorants, molds, waxes/ butters/oils, additives, equipment, and even herbs and spices.

In fact, Natures Garden also carries several varieties of melt and pour soaps where the saponification process has already been done for you.  With melt and pour soap, it can be as simple as using the soap as is, or scenting and molding the soap to give it your true unique touch.

If you are still are seeking a place to start your soap making skills, a great place to start looking is at Natures Garden’s Soap Classes.  Not only are they super informative, they are FREE, and free reputable information is never a bad thing.