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Aug
29

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil


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Sunflower Type Fragrance OilSunflower Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is a feminine scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a combination of fresh water with floral scent elements that create a perfect summer time fragrance oil. The beautiful flower is loved by so many. There is even a National Sunflower Association dedicated to the sunflower.  Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is just as lovely as the flower.  This fragrance oil is a great scent for all kinds of homemade creations, including our own melt and pour soap recipe that guides you through the creation of soap sunflowers!

What Does Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is classified as a refined, water fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of fruity, fresh florals.

How Do Our Customers Use Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can include this feminine fragrance oil in their own bath and body recipes. Bath oils, homemade shower gels, lotions, bath teas, perfumes, bath bombs, and other similar products can include no more than 5% of this scent. Also, homemade cleaning products recipes can be created with a maximum of 5% of this fragrance oil.

Also, this floral fragrance oil can be used to make cold process soap at home. For instance, Cold Process Soap Testing Results have found this fragrance oil to be perfect for this method of making homemade soaps. A batch of soap that includes this fresh scent will have no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. The final product will have a very strong scent in soap. In addition, the bars will not have any discoloration due to this fragrance. If you want to color your bath and body products that include this female fragrance oil, then we would suggest that you use some yellow liquid soap colorant in an amount that you would enjoy for this aroma.

How Do Our Customers Use Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting recipes can use this summer time fragrance oil. Handmade potpourri and incense recipes can each use up to 50% of this floral scent. Aroma bead recipes such as organza bag air fresheners can be created perfectly with the use of this scent. You can also create beautifully scented smelly jelly air freshener jars that your customer are sure to love.

Further, wax room scenting creations that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and wow wax will perform perfectly for this scent. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in making soy candles at home that are strong. When you are making wax melts we suggest using our Pillar of Bliss Wax.  When you use Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil with this wax you can make strongly scented wax tarts. If you color your candles or wax tart recipes we would recommend coloring them yellow. If you prefer using color blocks, a small amount of a shredded yellow color block will work perfectly.  Alternatively, you can use six drops of Spectrum Yellow Liquid Candle Dye per four pounds of wax.

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil MP Soap Recipe

If you enjoy this fragrance oil and sunflowers alike, then our Potted Sunflower Soap Recipe may be something that you would like to create! This is a melt and pour soap project that includes this delightful aroma in a perfect and appropriate way.

 

Aug
26

Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil


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Sugary Lollipops Fragrance OilSugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil is a sugary sweet candy scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of various fruity scents with sweet rose base notes and french vanilla scents that perfectly lead to the formation of a fragrance oil that is akin to that scrumptious scent of lollipop candies. This scent is perfect for adding a touch of sugary sweet goodness to your products!

What Does Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

An NG Original Scent!  A sugar high at its sweetest, the sticky sweet goodness of tart citrus and juicy fruits captured in this hard candy lollipop scent.

Top Notes: Candied Lime, Lemon, Orange
Middle Notes: Juicy Raspberry, Strawberry, Pear
Base Notes: Sweet Rose, French Vanilla

How Do Our Customers Use Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers that create all kinds of homemade room scenting recipes with this sweet candy fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense creations can both include up to 50% of this sweet fragrance oil. Further, household cleaning product recipes can include this hard candy scent at a rate of no more than 5% for this scent. Also, nice, strong aroma beads can be created with this sugary fragrance oil.

Further, wax based room scenting products that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. You can use our Joy wax or Wow wax incorporating this candy fragrance perfectly. If you are looking to make strongly scented soy candles, then you can use this fragrance oil as well. If you want to color your room scenting creations for this lollipop fragrance oil, then we would recommend using either one drop of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or an ample amount of shredded red color block. Feel free to use a different method of coloring as long as you don’t use candle dyes as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Creations of the bath and body variety can be made with this sugary sweet fragrance oil. Bath oils, body scrub recipes, bath teas, bath bombs, can be scented with up to 5% of this aroma. Additionally, homemade lotion recipes, body butters, body oils, and hand creams can also use 5% Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil.

Additionally, your cold process soap recipes can be created with this candy scent with the previously mentioned fragrance concentration for bath and body products. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this scent is a great choice for these recipes. A batch of soap that includes this aroma will have no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. The final products will have a very strong scent in soap and the bars will have a brown discoloration. Also, if you are looking to reduce some of this discoloration, then adding vanilla white stabilizer may prevent some of the brown hue due to the 6% vanillin content. If you want to add colorant to your various bath and body products that use this fragrance oil, then we would suggest that you use some red liquid soap colorant in an amount that you would like for this aroma.

Aug
25

Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil


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Mulled Cider Fragrance OilMulled Cider Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil is a complex spice and fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a complex blend of fresh, citrus, and tart fruit scents that mingle with an abundance of fantastic spice scents. This potent spice blend is an amazing fall or winter time scent for scenting rooms. So many of our customers that have used this incredible mulled cider drink scent have found the fragrance to fill up their rooms and homes. Almost everyone that has reported back seems to have all kinds of love for this apple and spice fragrance oil.

What Does Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A fantastic and strong fragrance oil by Natures Garden!  This fragrance has strong base notes of ripened apples and oakmoss,  made spectacular with a complex blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange zests, lemon peel, and a touch of  tart lychee berries and coumarin.  Unbelievable!  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil in Air Freshener Recipes?

Our customers are able to use this fantastically complex spice fragrance oil to create amazing room scenting products. Both potpourri and incense are permitted to include a maximum of 50% of this apple spice fragrance oil. Also, aroma beads are able to use this fragrance oil and will maintain a nice and strong mulled cider scent.

How Do Our Customers Use Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil in Candle Making Recipes?

Moreover, this fragrance oil can be used to create amazingly scented candle products. Any candles that are made can include no more than 10% of this deliciously spicy fruit fragrance oil. Joy wax and WOW wax will both perform perfectly for this mulled cider scent. Also, soy wax products can use this fragrance oil and the scent will remain nice and strong. When coloring your wax, we suggest six drops red liquid candle dye and two drops brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively, a small amount of shredded red color block along with brown color block can be used. These recommendations are for a four pound batch of candles or wax tart recipes.  Just remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

While homemade room scenting products are able to be created using this alcoholic apple cider fragrance oil, bath and body creations are not permitted to be made with our Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil due to the fragrance oil not being body safe. Since this scent is not body safe, it can not be used on products made for the skin, bath, or any place where the fragrance my come into often or perhaps constant contact with an individual’s skin. Therefore, bath oils, bath gels, any kind of soap, lotions, homemade cleaning products and all other related bath and body products can not safely include this fragrance oil at any amount. This is a more common downfall of creating aromas that include a great deal of spice. However, they sure do make fantastic room scents for the autumn and winter!

We hope that you enjoy this fragrance oil in your room scenting creations!

Aug
18

Vanilla Wafer Fragrance Oil


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Vanilla Wafer Fragrance oilVanilla Wafer Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Vanilla Wafer Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is time honored classic fragrance built on the foundation of sweet simplicity and goodness.  This classic scent is enough to have your mouth watering, as it elicits memories of childhood moments enjoying these sweet vanilla wafer treats.  Whether they were by themselves or mixed in with ice cream or pudding, vanilla wafers were a joyous delicacy!  Indulge in this yummy-smelling fragrance oil today!

What Does Vanilla Wafer Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Vanilla Wafer Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fragrance that embodies the scent of a classic treat: the vanilla wafer.  This rich recipe begins with creamy fresh-churned butter.  Tahitian vanilla beans and pure cane sugar are toasted to perfection to finish this blend.

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

You can create a mouthwatering bath and body experience with this fragrance oil!  Homemade scrub recipes, bath fizzies, and bath teas were found to do well.  We suggest a maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil be added.  Vanilla Wafers Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a sweet scent that can be used in all of your scented projects!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this vanilla fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions and cream recipes can also be created with 5% scent in your recipe.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Also, you can use 5% fragrance oil in hp soap, melt and pour soap base, or cold process soap recipes.  In fact, our cold process soap testing results show that soaps made with this scent perform beautifully!  There was no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.  Cured soap had a strong scent retention.  However, this vanilla aroma does discolor the handmade soap to a dark chocolate.  A contributing factor to the discoloration is the 11% Vanillin content of this fragrance oil.  Vanillin contributes to the discoloration of soap, but incorporating Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help reduce the effects of this discoloration.    If you do wish to color your soaps, you may use liquid soap dye in the amount of your choosing.  However, you should not use candle dye in body products, they will stain your skin.

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

Sugary-sweet Vanilla Wafers Fragrance Oil is sure to elicit some fond childhood memories!  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.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.  Moreover, this vanilla scent can be used at a 50% usage rate in homemade potpourri recipes.

Finally, Vanilla Wafer scented candles and homemade wax melts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in container candles using palm container wax, Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and soy waxes. Further, this vanilla scent can can be used to create pillar candles using palm pillar wax or Pillar of Bliss wax.  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 candle dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

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.

 

Jun
25

Heavenly Fragrance Oil


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Heavenly Fragrance Oil Heavenly Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Heavenly Fragrance Oil is a fruity floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma skillfully blends the scent of sweet ripened fruit with the scent of freshly picked flowers to develop a beautifully complex bouquet that works beautifully for all sorts of products. Many of our customers have already fallen for this scent. In fact, a few customers have reported to us that this scent smells just like a well known and beloved perfume! So, it sounds like this scent may create great Heavenly scented perfume oils. Regardless of how you intend to use this scent, this heavenly blend of floral and fruity notes creates a fantastic fragrance oil for those interested in sweet and complex scents.

What Does Heavenly Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an enticing romantic blend of juicy McIntosh apples enhanced and sweetened by rich French jasmine, cyclamen, and fresh rose petals. Very Complex!

How Do Our Customers Use Heavenly Fragrance Oil?

A variety of homemade bath and body products can be created using this blended fruit and floral scent. Scented bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and many other related handmade bath and body products can be created using up to 5% of this complex scent. Further, homemade perfumes will perform perfectly for this strong fragrance, as long as no more than a 5% fragrance concentration is included. Additionally, any kind of soap products can be successfully created using this floral fruit scent. In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance oil’s performance is absolutely perfect for this method of soap making. The fragrance oil provides a batch that has no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Not only does this batch have nice aromatic qualities, but this scent provides a perfect pour! The final product will have a strong scent retention and the bar will not have any discoloration. We suggest using no colorants for the bath and body products that you create with this scent, but you can feel free to add any color soap dye to provide the perfect hue for your products.

Homemade room scent creators can use this floral fruit scent in their own products. Potpourri and incense can both be created with as much 50% of this fragrance oil. Any household cleaning products can be made using no more than 5% of this scent. Also, the scent will maintain a nice and strong scent in aroma beads. While this scent is gel wax compatible, it is customer’s responsibility to test each fragrance. Moreover, Heavenly fragrance oil can be used to create homemade scented candles. Any candle recipes that use either vegetable waxes or paraffin can include up to 10% of this scent. Joy wax and wow wax will perform perfectly for this scent. Also, soy wax candles hold a  strong scent when created using Heavenly fragrance oil. We suggest not using any color for candle products that use this scent, but you can feel free to color your creations with any shade of either liquid candle dye or color block.

May
15

Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil


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Georgia Sunrise Fragrance OilGeorgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil is not only a Nature’s Garden original fragrance, but it is a best seller as well! This delicious aroma is a well loved fragrance of many of our customers as well as their own customers, which is wonderful news to hear! It likely that this popularity is due to the scent being as sweet as a juicy Georgia peach. It’s hard to beat a fragrance as beautifully soft and sweet as this scent, which makes it well qualified to be one of NG’s best sellers.

What Does Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing combination of fresh peaches and ripened raspberries, with a dry down of vanilla. A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil?

Various home and body projects can include this aroma in its recipe. Any homemade candle makers can use this fragrance to create beautiful works of art from the inside out. This peach fragrance oil performs well in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax up to a 10% maximum. Joy Wax and WOW Wax both perform perfectly for this scent. Also, soy wax candles are nice and strong with this fragrance. We suggest using four drops of orange liquid candle dye and one drop of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange and red color blocks to achieve a desired coloring. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. This scent is not gel wax compatible. Alternatively, the sweet scent can be used in aroma beads and maintain a nice, strong scent. Further, incense and potpourri can incorporate up to 50% of this fruity fragrance oil. Additionally, homemade cleaners can be created, but can only be up to 5% of the total recipe. Moreover, beautifully scented body products can be created using this fragrance oil as well. Perfumes have been found to perform perfectly with this scent. Perfumes and lotions should only include up to 5% of the total recipe.

   A variety of bath and body products can be created using this fragrance oil as well. Soap makers can create their products using this fragrance. Cold process soap and melt-and-pour soap can both use up to 5% of this fragrance for it to remain body safe. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this scent behaved very well. The soap batch had no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Further, the final product had good scent retention. However, the bar does discolor to a light butter color. While vanilla white stabilizer has been able to remove discoloration in certain cases, this bar does not have vanillin included rendering this method useless. We suggest using orange liquid soap dye and red liquid soap dye in the amount you desire.  Remember to never use candle dye in any body products. Our bath and body product makers can use this fragrance as well. These products will perform well as long as the concentration of fragrance remains at or below the recommended 5%.

 

Dec
29

Soy Candles


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Soy wax Candles Anyone who works with soy wax knows that candles produced with this wax will have great cold throw.  Cold throw is the scent of the candle when it is not lit.  Typically with soy wax, this throw will always be strong.  However, when it comes to hot throw with soy wax you may be left desiring more.

Why does my candle not have hot throw?

When using soy wax to craft your candles, a lack of hot throw is just the nature of the wax.  However, it could be possible that there was not enough fragrance or scent added to the melted wax.  When it comes to adding the scent to the wax, temperature is everything; and be careful not to add the fragrance when the temperature is too high.  Finally, the last thing to consider is the wick.  This will also have a direct effect on the hot throw in your candle.

How to Solve It

If you are just not satisfied with the hot throw of your soy candles and have carefully examined all of the possible problems that may have inhibited your hot scent throw; you may want to consider changing your wax.   Paraffin based waxes have very strong hot throw.  You can also switch your wax to a blend of both soy and paraffin.  Natures Garden’s Joy Wax is a great example of this blend; providing candles with excellent hot and cold throw.

With soy wax, you are able to add up to 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound of soy wax.  This fragrance load will provide the best possible scent for soy wax candles.  Also, if you are interested in seeing if a fragrance oil performs in soy wax, check out the fragrance oil’s customer reviews.  People often post what medium they used the fragrance oil in, especially if it works in soy wax.

Also, when making candles, waxes vary in the degree in which you can add the fragrance.  If you are noticing that your candles are not producing a strong enough hot throw, you may want to lower the temperature at which you add the fragrance oil.  It can be possible that some of the fragrance is burning off simply by the heat of the melted wax.  Adding your fragrance at too high of a temperature will do this.

Selecting a hotter burning wick for your candles will also help with a candle’s hot throw.  Some great hotter burning wicks to select from are Hemp or CD wicks.  But as always, testing is key.

Nov
06

Candle Making- Soy Candles


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Soy wax Candles When it comes to candle making, the wax you use is really up to personal choice.

There are quite a few reasons why candle makers select soy wax for their candles.  Some like it due to the fact that soy wax is 100% natural (it is a pure vegetable wax) and it is biodegradable.  Many prefer soy wax because of the long, even, and clean burn the wax provides with less soot.  And, even still, many candle crafters like soy wax because it is an environmentally friendly, renewable resource that American farmers can plant and harvest; also helping the economy too. Some other reasons for why some people prefer using soy wax for their candles are ease of use.  Since this wax is in flake form, it is a breeze to weigh out, work with, and clean up.  And, soy wax is a single pour wax, requiring no repours.

Soy wax is for container candles.  Due to the nature of this natural wax, the finished candle will have a mottled (or frosted) appearance on top.  However, if you do not like this appearance, you can always apply heat to the finished candle with a hot hair dryer or heat gun.

Supplies and Equipment Needed: 
NG 100% Soy Wax
Fragrance Oil
Spectrum Candle Dye or Color Block
Pouring Pot
Thermometer
Glassware
Wicks
Scale
Stainless steel mixing utensil
Cookie Sheet
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Stove
Pot

A little behind the scenes knowledge: 

For this candle making process we are going to suggest the double boiler system for melting the wax.  Fill a large pot half way full with tap water.  Place the filled pot onto the stove top burner.  Turn the appropriate burner on medium heat.  Once you have the pouring pot filled with the correct amount of soy wax, place the pouring pot into the water filled pot.  Once the water starts to boil, you will notice that the soy wax is beginning to melt.  As this occurs, you want to occasionally stir the wax to ensure an even temperature.

Carefully place your glassware on a cookie sheet.  Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature possible.  Once the oven is heated, place the cookie sheet with the glassware into the oven.  Allow your glassware to warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes.  Once the allotted time has passed, carefully remove the cookie sheet using oven mitts.  Set these aside. 

The standard fragrance percent for soy candles is 1-1 ½ ounces of fragrance oil per pound of wax.

For measuring purposes, 20 ounces (weight) of soy wax is equivalent to 16 ounces of fluid volume.

Directions for making a soy candle: 

1.  Weigh out the correct amount of soy wax with your scale.
2.  Place your soy wax into your pouring pot and using the double boiler system, heat the wax to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  Monitor this by using your thermometer.  Please Note:  Heating soy wax hotter than 200 degrees Fahrenheit will discolor the wax, so proper monitoring of the temperature is advised.
3.  While you are waiting on the wax, plug in your hot glue gun.
4.  Once the wax is in a liquid state, add your candle colorant.
5.  Next, add your Natures Garden’s fragrance oil of choice and stir well to incorporate throughout the wax.  The information we provide below about flash point and burnoff is information we have learned over the years that will help make the best soy wax candles.  When making candles, it is important to understand that ingredients affect the end result.  Testing needs to be done by the candle maker for every fragrance that you decide to use.  We provide the information as a guide, but you will still need to do the testing yourself.
      a.  For this step you will need to know the flashpoint of the fragrance oil you selected.  The right temperature is extremely important to ensure that the fragrance oil binds properly with the soy wax.  You also do not want to risk “burnoff”.  Burnoff is the adding of a fragrance oil at too hot of a wax temperature.  Because a flashpoint on a fragrance oil is the highest temperature the fragrance can handle before breaking down, burnoff can affect the scent in the finished candle.  That is why you want to know the proper temperature to add the fragrance oil.  You can find this information right on the label of the Natures Garden fragrance oil.  This information is also in the Important Fragrance Specifics area on the website under each fragrance oil listing.
b. Fragrance Flashpoints give you the answer as to when you add your fragrance oil to the hot wax.  Any flashpoint that is higher than 185 degrees Fahrenheit is added at 185 degrees.  For any flashpoints that are below 185 degrees, they should be added at or below the flashpoint degree.  The key to remember is try not to add the fragrance oil at a temperature that is hotter than its flashpoint.
c.  Some fragrance oils have a very low flashpoint.  In these cases, testing comes into play.  You are balancing flashpoint temperatures with the fact that the wax needs heat in order to bind the scent with the wax.
6.  Once the soy wax has been scented and colored, you will want to stir your wax thoroughly.  Doing this step will help the mixing and binding of the color and scent throughout the wax.
7.  The next step is allow your soy wax to cool at room temperature.  Place your thermometer into the pouring pot and wait until the wax reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pouring at this temperature will allow for a smoother surface in your finished candle.  While you are waiting, prep your containers for the pour.
8.  Using your hot glue gun, place a little amount of glue to the bottom of the wick tab.  Then, carefully center the wick to the bottom of the glassware.  Gently, straighten your wick in each glass.
9.  Once your wax is the appropriate temperature (110 degrees F), you will notice the physical appearance of the wax will be slushy like.  At this point, you are now ready to pour your wax.  Slowly, fill each glass to the point where the jar changes shape.  Filling a jar surpassed the point where the jar changes shape will increase your chance of a sink hole in the finished candle.
10.  Once all containers have been poured, allow them to set up and undisturbed at room temperature.
11.   When all candles have completely set up, lid each container to allow for the fragrance to be absorbed by the wax.  This is known as the “cure time.”  For best results, allow your candles to cure for 24-48 hours.
12.  Once the cure time has elapsed, it is now time to trim your wick, and light your homemade soy candle.  Enjoy!

On a Final Note: 

Anytime you burn a candle for the first time, you want to establish a “memory burn.”  A memory burn is a complete wet pool of hot, melted wax over the entire top portion of the candle.  If the first burn is a memory burn, this ensures that every time you burn your candle, you will not have tunneling around the wick or an excess of unmelted wax adhered to the candle jar.  A memory burn also guarantees that the scent throw of your candle will be the best possible since every gram of scented wax is being used.

If you are interested in making your very own soy wax candles, Natures Garden offers a Soy Wax Kit with all the ingredients you need to make soy candles. 

 

 

Jun
09

Soy Candle Making with Fragrance Oils


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Shannon Petro – Walker’s Hollow

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always loved burning candles, so about ten years ago I started making my own.  As it turned out, candle making was the perfect creative outlet for me.  I honed in on soy because of it’s qualities vs. paraffin; it’s sustainable, made in America, long burning, soot-less and has excellent throw.  My hobby has turned into my passion to make excellent products that I can proudly share with others to enjoy and appreciate.  I started selling my products at vendor/craft shows last fall and am now stocked in four stores.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy candles, tarts, air fresheners, room sprays and scented stuffed animals.

4.  What are your business goals?  My goal is to increase sales by at least 50% in the next twelve months.  Implement a well designed web-site that is fast and easy to navigate.  And to continue making products that leave my customers wondering why they ever bought anything else.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I love your 464 soy wax along with the pillar of bliss.  I enjoy all your fragrances and really like the NG Signatures.  You keep so many wonderful scents stocked it makes it easy to have stock for all the different requests that come in.  The helpful hints you have on your site are always very useful!

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