Posts Tagged ‘unisex scents’

Hot Soap

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

hot soap

Sweet Orange Chili Pepper CP Soap Recipe

This hot soap is just too good to pass up!

For this recipe, we wanted to really knock it out of the box.  And, in the end, the whole Hot Soap theme really tied together nicely with the scent and color.  We could not be happier with the total package of this awesome soap and recipe.  In fact, our testing and end results were so amazing, we couldn’t even wait to share the cold process soap recipe, so you to can recreateyour very own hot soap.  Since, this cold process soap recipe makes approximately 4.5 pounds of  beautiful, creamy and rich lathering bars; we used the Mold Market Square Loaf Mold and have enough soap batter to achieve a nice and full heaped top to the soap.  This made for very hearty sized slices.

To scent the soap, we selected Sweet Orange Chili Pepper.  This fragrance oil qualifies as a hot soap scent candidate because it is one of Natures Garden’s top selling cold process soap scents.  Not only does this fragrance oil have a kick, but it also behaves.  This means it is a Perfect Pour, and the scent retention is hands down amazing in the cured bar of soap.  If you have yet to try this scent in soap, you are really missing out!

Sticking with the hot soap theme, we went with the additions of a bold red and vibrant orange color.  This was accomplished using the FUN soap colorant tomato red, and neon orange.  However, for these colors to truly dazzle, we decided that the colors should be added as swirls to a white soap base.  Now, although Sweet Orange Chili Pepper fragrance oil does not discolor, we wanted a clean white.  We attained this by adding titanium dioxide.

The red and orange colored batter was introduced to the white soap batter using the in the pot swirl technique.  We personally love using this method to create beautiful and flowing swirls in our finished soap bars.  But, don’t get overwhelmed, this hot soap is really easy to make; and in this blog post we will go over each step with pictures of our process included.

Now, before we get started, if you have never made cold process soap before; please read these two classes to familiarize yourself with the soap making process.  They are Basic CP Soap Making Class and Soap Making Safety Class.

If you have already soaped before, lets move on to the recipe and ingredients!

For the Lye Solution
517 grams of water
189 grams of lye
For your soaping ingredients
340 grams of Shea Butter
408 grams of Coconut Oil 76
122 grams of Sunflower Oil
136 grams of Rice Bran Oil
272 grams of Olive Oil-pomace
82 grams of Castor Oil
85 grams of Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil
50 grams of Sodium Lactate
7 grams of Titanium Dioxide
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Tomato Red
4 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

As for other supplies that you will need in addition to the standard soaping supplies:  2 mixing bowls (1 for the red soap colorant, and 1 for the orange soap colorant) and a spatula (for the in the pot swirl technique).

So, now that you have everything that you need lets get our safety gear on and get started.

soap making safety gear

Next, make your lye solution.

making your lye solution

Then, weigh out and combine your soaping ingredients and melt.

melted soaping ingredients
Now, back to the lye solution.  Once it has cooled, add the sodium lactate.  Use your spatula to carefully stir this in.

adding sodium lactate

When your lye solution and soaping ingredients are within 5-10 degrees of each other, it is time to combine them together.

adding the lye solution to the soap ingredients
Then, stick blend for emulsion.

stick blending until emulsion
Now, get your two mixing bowls for the colorants.  To the first bowl, weigh out the tomato red soap colorant.  Then, to the second bowl, weigh out the neon orange soap colorant.

hot soap colorant
Next, add the fragrance oil to the soap batter and stick blend to incorporate.

scenting your hot soap

Then, get your soap batter, and place 400 grams into each soap colorant bowl.  To incorporate the orange soap colorant, stir this with a spoon.  To incorporate the red soap colorant, stick blend.  Once both colors are incorporated in their bowls, set them aside.

separating out soap batter for color
Moving quickly, to the remaining soap batter, add titanium dioxide.  Then, stick blend well to incorporate.

adding titanium dioxide to the soap batter

Now, bring the white soap batter over to your color soap bowls.  Then, drop some of the orange soap batter throughout the white soap.  Continue doing this until all of the orange soap is gone.  Repeat the same action with the red soap batter.

pouring the hot soap colors into the soap batter
Now, for the in the pot swirl:  Start by placing the spatula alongside the inside bottom edge of the bowl.  Then, come straight up the center.  When you reach the top, pick the spatula up.  Now, starting on one side, begin your swirls in a “s” pattern (using the spatula).  Repeat on the other side.

hot soap in the pot swirl

Next, carefully pour the soap batter into the mold.

pouring the hot soap
Once the mold has been filled, use the remaining batter to add a nice heaped topping.  You may need to wait a few minutes for the soap batter to thicken slightly before attempting this.  Then once all of the remaining soap has been heaped, insulate.  Please note:  You may want to insulate your soap using something that will not touch the top of the heaped soap.

one hot soap

After 24 hours, remove the soap from the mold.  Then, using your knife, slice the hot soap into bars.  Allow them to further cure before using.

That is it!  Your hot soap performs and smells fantastic.  Plus, you will have created the most beautiful swirls.  Enjoy!

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Smells Like Money

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

smells like moneyMoney Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Money scent quite literally smells just like freshly printed cold hard cash!  For anyone that ever wanted a scent that smells like Money, this is it!  Money Fragrance Oil has such a clean, fresh, and crisp aroma to it, you will want to use it in everything.  Plus, with a unique scent that smells like money, the marketing possibilities are endless.  In fact, many of our customers state that Money Fragrance Oil is definitely a top seller with both men and women.

What does Money Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

We actually had our perfumist chemically analyze fresh money in order to create Natures Garden’s Money Fragrance Oil.  You wouldn’t believe how long it took to get our hands on fresh, new money!  You can actually smell the cotton of the money, as well as the fresh ink top notes. It smells wonderful in candles, and you would not believe how good it smells in bath products and cologne! This is a unisex fragrance all the way!  NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Money Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters using this scent in candles will literally allow you to say you have money to burn LOL.  Many of our clients use this fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy, WOW, gel, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest this green scent has phenomenal scent throw!  As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is terrific.  Money’s scent performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this unisex scent is one great seller!  With a recommended usage of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to create:  lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays.  And, our customers just love the fresh, clean scent this fragrance gives their products.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Slight acceleration, but nothing major.  No ricing.  Discolors to a very slight beige.  Scent is super strong, nice, and clean!

Great Herbal Scent

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

great herbal scentDragons Blood Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This exotic and sexy scent is a top selling fragrance for both men and women of all ages.  Having quite a unique and distinctive aroma, Dragons Blood scent is alluring, enticing, and yet still maintains a soft side.  A sweet smell on a smoky background, this exceptional fragrance seems to draw customers to your products.  In fact, many of our customers claim that Natures Gardens Dragons Blood is one of the best versions in the market and this herbal scent is a KEEPER!

What does Dragons Blood Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil?

For the candle makers out there; our customers use this phenomenal scent in their Soy, WOW, Joy, and paraffin waxes with remarkable results.  This fragrance oil holds amazing well in both candles and tarts.  In fact, many of our candle making clients state that Dragons Blood has a strong and long lasting throw in their candles.  This herbal scent has also been reviewed to work well in melts, incense, oil burners, and aroma beads too.

For the makers of bath and body products, the usage amount for this fragrance oil is 5%.  It also has a vanillin content of 2.6% so vanilla white color stabilizer is highly recommended to help stabilize discoloration in your final product.  According to our customers, this fragrance oil is a calming and warm musky aroma that their customers love.  It has been used to make:  Melt and Pour soaps, lotions, scrubs, bath bombs, shaving balms, bath gels, and even hair conditioner.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this herbal scent soaps like a dream and the scent holds extremely well.  Here are the official results:  Very, very strong scent.  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration.  Final discoloration is a nice milk chocolate.  Beautiful.

Great Green Scent

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

4-leaf-clover fragrance oil What great green scent does Natures Garden carry?

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The year round best selling fragrance oil does especially well around spring time.  This think spring scent, with its fresh and clean aroma, works wonderfully in any medium but is particularly amazing in bath and body products.   Natures Garden’s 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil is one green scent that customers can’t seem to get enough of.  The scent is long lasting and extremely strong.

What does 4 Leaf Clover Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. Your line would not be complete without “the luck of the clover”.  NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; if the winter time blues have got you down, it is time to think green with this scent.  Many of our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy wax, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest this green scent has phenomenal scent throw!  As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is terrific.  The performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this unisex scent is one great seller!  With a recommended usage of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to make:  lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays.  In fact, many of our customer’s state that their customers adore the fresh clean scent this fragrance gives their products.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Moderate ricing, slight acceleration, pretty workable, and so worth it, awesome scent, no final discoloration, scent nice and strong after cure.

If you are looking for an adorable St. Patty’s Day project using Natures Garden’s 4 Leaf Clover scent, check out Natures Garden’s free recipe section for the 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe, or just simply click on the link.

Bayberry Fragrance Oil

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Bayberry Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This year round best selling fragrance oil is especially beloved during the festive winter season.  Increasingly popular due to its traditional and classic aroma; if you are looking for the perfect Christmassy scent, Bayberry fragrance oil is your front runner!  This fragrance oil is highly recommended by our customers.  With a distinguished winter time scent of fresh and crisp pine that is perfectly balanced with warm and inviting spices, Bayberry Fragrance Oil is a time honored, traditional holiday aroma.

What does Bayberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a nice blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Bayberry Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are home scenters and candle crafters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, pillar of bliss, soy blends, WOW, paraffin, and Joy wax candles.  This scent is amazingly strong in both the hot and cold scent throw, and is splendid in melts too.  The perfect scent for holiday gifts, this fragrance oil also works extremely well in incense, aroma beads, room freshening sprays, and even smelly jellies.

On the bath and body end, this unisex fragrance is the scent of the season.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 3% for bath oils, soaps, and bath gels, and 2% in lotions and perfumes.  This heartwarming scent is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, foaming body butters, lotions, after shave butters, shower gels, colognes, sugar scrubs, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, here are the official results:  Some acceleration, color first.  No separation.  A true bayberry scent that stays strong.  No discoloration.