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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!

Facebook page:  facebook.com/walkershollow

May
14

Great Smelling Soy Wax Candles

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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name?  Robert M Vendetti & Spencer C Pilon, Spunky Bobs Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started with candle kit online, my girlfriend wanted soy wax candles.  It turned out I had extra candles and gave them to friends.  They started asking for more and more candles and a month later I was making 30 scents. Time was motivation, and friends asking for more scents too.  We have been in business since January 19th

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy wax candles four different size jars and tins.

4.  What are your business goals?  To make great smelling soy candles for everyone, and be successful at it.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Many different scentsGreen Irish Tweed Type, Lick Me All Over, Patchouli, Lavender, Black Raspberry & Vanilla, Twilight of the Woods, Fresh Cut Roses, China Rain, Butt Naked, NG Clean Linens, and others.

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/Spunkybobscandles

May
05

Personalized Products for Special Events

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wholesale fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:   My name is Laura Luther, I am the proud owner of Olive My Skin

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? I have officially been in business since 2002, but I have been making my own products since the 1980’s. Having sensitive skin and not being able to use commercial products put me on the course to find all natural alternatives to skincare. Those products were given to friends and family as gifts and eventually as my test marketers. It wasn’t until a friend suggested I sell my products at a craft show that I realized how much I loved informing people the benefits of all natural products. An educated customer always comes back for more.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Handmade soaps, lotions, lip balms, sugar scrubs, shower gels, foaming hand soaps, soy and palm wax candles. Private Labeling for shops and personalized products for weddings, corporate events, showers and special occasions are very popular with customers right now too.

4.  What are your business goals?  This is my full time job. I am a single mom to 3 teenage kids, so I am able to be both an attentive parent and a successful business owner. Currently my products can be found in many shops in Connecticut, but I hope to be in shops all over the country.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  The candle fragrances from Nature’s Garden are awesome! Great throw, even when unlit! My customers seem to be drawn towards them. Most of my candle scents are from Nature’s Garden and I think that they will all be very soon.

Your Website: www.OliveMySkin.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/olivemyskin

Twitter: Olivemyskin

Mar
08

Soy Wax Candles & Bath Fizzies

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1.What’s your name & Your Company Name?
Liz Flugel, Liz’s Country Collectibles

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?
I have always been a *crafty* person so this gave me a way to channel my energies and ideas into a business, especially after people kept complementing me on my items, asking me if they could buy my items and telling me I should go into business for myself. I have had a Washington state business license for approximately 20 years.

3. What products do you make and sell?
I do a wide variety of items from soaps, lotions, bath salts, bath fizzies and soy wax candles & tarts to Red Hat bears, Victorian bears and home décor that includes decorated wreaths, swags, window boxes, bird cages and assorted silk floral arrangements. During the last year I also added a bakery line of candles & soaps that includes soy wax cobblers, pies, muffins & cinnamon rolls as well as soap cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, carrot cakes, brownies & donuts.

4. What are your business goals?
To continue to make quality products at a reasonable price and to keep promoting my business so it reaches more customers. I have currently sold items to not only the U.S. and Canada but also to the U.K. and Greece.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?
I use a variety of your fragrance & essential oils and herbs. I was particularly THRILLED when I found your Huckleberry Harvest and Spiced Cranberry after the suppliers I used to purchase comparable scents to these two went out of business since these are two of my top selling fragrances. And I love, love, LOVE your prices because they are very reasonable and allow me to keep my prices down which is very important in today’s economy.

Website:  www.lizscountrycollectibles.com
Facebook:  Liz’s Country Collectibles