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Blackberry Jam Fragrance

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Blackberry Jam FragranceBlackberry Jam Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is a bestselling fragrance.  One might ask “what is the difference between jam and jelly.  Jam, jelly and preserves are all made with fruit that is mixed with sugar and pectin, an indigestible carbohydrate or fiber.  Pectin can be found in the cell walls of most fruit.  When heated with sugar in water, it gels, giving jam, jelly and preserves their thickness.  Jam is made from the crushed pulp of the fruit while jelly is made strictly from the juice of the fruit.  And in preserves, the fruit comes from chunks in a syrup.  You can tell the difference between jam and jelly by sight as jelly spreads pretty evenly and jam will tend to be a little lumpy.

Would you like to your own homemade blackberry jam?  Using the ingredients below and following the 10 steps below, it’s super easy.

What you will need:

5 cups of crushed blackberry (do not puree)

7 cups of sugar

1 package of fruit jell pectin

Step 1:  Very carefully measure out the blackberries

Step 2:  Place the blackberries into a very large pot

Step 3:  Add the pectin to the blackberries in the pot, stirring constantly

Step 4:  Heat the blackberry and pectin mixture on high, while constantly stirring until the it comes to a full boil

Step 5:  Pour all 7 cups of sugar into the pot and stir

Step 6:  Stir constantly as you bring the mixture back to a boil and allow to boil for one minute and then remove from heat

Step 7:  Ladle the mixture into your jars leaving a 1/4″ space at the top

Step 8:  Wipe the rim of the jars and place the canning tops on firmly

Step 9:  Place all of the jars in a canner with very hot water and make sure the water is 1″ above the tops of the jars, leaving them in the water for 10 minutes

Step 10:  Remove the jars from the water.  Then allow the jars to sit untouched for 12 hours.  In 12 hours, you may open and enjoy!!

What Does Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is a wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden!  A well-rounded blend of ripe and tart blackberries with base notes of vanilla and fresh greenery.  It’s great for making candle pies!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  peach, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple
Mid Notes:  orange, violet, jasmine
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, greenery

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candles have a maximum usage of 10%.  Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax.  Suggestions for coloring your candles, use 4 drops of burgundy liquid candle dye plus 2 drops of purple liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  As using crayons to color your candles will clog your wick, we will never recommend the use of crayons to color your candles.

Jammin’ onto the homemade bath and body products such as homemade soaps, bath oils, and bath gels.  The maximum usage rate is 3.3%.  Our cold process soap testing results showed no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The vanillin content is 0% and the testing results showed no discoloration while holding good scent retention.  This blackberry scent performs perfectly in perfumes and performed well in bath and body products.

When used in cleaning products maximum usage rate is 3.3%.  When making homemade potpourri and incense the maximum usage rate is 50%.


Black Currant Original Fragrance

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Black Currant Original Fragrance OilBlack Currant Original Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil is a blended, fruity floral scent.  First and foremost, we need to discuss the currant.  Basically, there are two distinct fruits that are called currants.  First we have the dried zante grape which is like a raisin and is primarily used for baked goods such as scones, currant buns, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mincemeat.  Second, we have a fresh, tiny berry that is a distant relative to the gooseberry.  The berries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and are either black, red, or white.  The black currants are more tart.  They have a variety of uses which include preserves, syrups and liqueurs as they are often marketed as “champagne grapes“, but despite the name, they are not used for making champagne.  While the red and white are best for eating right out of your hand as they are very small and sweet, with quite an intense flavor of a grape.  The currant is very popular fruit in the UK, but is starting to gain fans here in North America.

What Does Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A Natures Garden original fragrance, smells like a rich, fruity blend of juicy wild berries and ripe currant highlighted by sparkling citrus and wrapped in a blend of floral infused vanilla.

Top – Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Black Currant
Mid – Mandarin Orange, Peach Nectar, Concord Grape
Bottom – Jasmine Petals, Parma Violet, Vanilla Bean

How Do Our Customers Use Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil?

Well, the answer to depends on your imagination and creativeness.  Do you prefer candle making or soap making?  Would you like to use Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil for incense and potpourri or for cleaning purposes?

For potpourri and incense, the maximum usage is 50% and for cleaning purposes the maximum usage is 5%.  A cotton ball soaked in a couple of drops of Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil can be thrown into a vacuum cleaner bag.

For the soaper in all of us, let’s start with the homemade soaps and bath and body products.  The maximum usage is 5%.  Coloring suggestions for Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil in soaps is purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  This fragrance oil will discolor to a beige. Vanillin content of this fragrance (this percentage includes all forms of vanillin) is .60%.  Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  Cold process soap testing results shows no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The scent is very strong.  Nice!  For other homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil performs well.

For those of us who like to make homemade candles, Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  The maximum usage is 10%.  Coloring suggestions for this bold, fruity scent is to use 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye and 2 drops of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred  purple and black color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Ever wonder what the color we choose for our projects means or represents?  Purple is positively pleasurable, but is also has meaning.  The color purple is often associated with nobility, royalty, power, and ambition.  But it could also represent mystery, extravagance, dignity, wisdom and is often thought of as magical.

If this rich, fruity blend of juicy wild berries and ripe currant intrigues you, please type in “black currant original” into the website’s search bar which will take you directly to our Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil page.


Sisters of Soy Wax Candles

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candle making supplies1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  We are sisters Peggy Petryshyn and Marlo Costescu.  Our company is Bluebell Soy Candles Inc.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  When Marlo’s husband died suddenly, she needed a hobby to focus on to help her in her grieving process.  That is how Bluebell Soy Candles came about.  We have been in business since July of 2012.  We’re into all natural, healthy things so the idea of all natural candles was very appealing to us.  After doing research on the various types of waxes, we  decided we should make our own natural soy candles and tarts.  We light a soy candle every day to send a message to Danny that we love him and really miss him and think of him every day. 

3.  What products do you make and sell?  We make tea lights, chunk votives and wax tarts from 100% natural soy wax.  We also do custom orders so if you want jar candles, we can do those as well.  Our latest idea is making wedding favors with a tea light or tart wrapped in beautiful netting.  A custom made thank you note from the bride and groom can also be attached to each candle.

4.  What are your business goals?  Our goals are to increase our online presence and get more sales from our Etsy store and our Facebook store.  We really love making candles so it’s imperative that we increase our sales so we can continue doing what we love.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We absolutely love the fragrance oils from Nature’s Garden.  Some of our favorites are Lavender, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Egyptian Musk, Ginger Peach and the Cherry is fabulous!   Fragrances from other companies do not compare!  We also buy wicks, tea light cups, molds – whatever we need to create our wonderful candles.

Your Website:  www.bluebellsoycandles.etsy.comfragrance oils

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/bluebellsoycandles

Blog: www.bluebellsoycandles.blogspot.ca