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Jan
10

Wine Lotion Recipe


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Wine Lotion RecipeWine Lotion Recipe

Our next recipe is a wine lotion recipe.  Like many of our customers, I too, love the wonderful aroma of red wine.  This homemade lotion recipe is scented with my favorite of Natures Garden’s wine scents, Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  This lotion contains many skin loving oils and butters like grape seed and jojoba.  So grab a glass of wine and get ready to prepare a couple bottles of wine scented lotion.

Wine Lotion Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Grape Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Sodium Lactate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Shiraz Fragrance Oil
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear Boston Round Bottles
White Lotion Pumps 24/410
Thermometer
Resveratrol Extract Powder

Wine Lotion Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (2)
Scale
Spatula
Distilled Water
Pots (For Double Boiler)
Stove
Ziplock Bag
Scissors

Wine Lotion Recipe Prepare Your Work Area

Before we begin, clean and sanitize your work area and utensils.  You will also need to do the same with the packaging supplies.  We will be using two clear 8 ounce Boston round bottle and two 24/410 white lotion pumps when we create this lotion recipe.

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your IngredientsFirst, in a pot, weigh out 425 grams of water.  You will need to heat the water to 180 degrees.  Hold it at this temperature for 20 minutes.  This will destroy any bacteria.

In a second pot, weigh out 48 grams grape seed oil, 24 grams silky emulsifying wax, 10 grams cocoa butter, 10 grams jojoba oil, and 6 grams vitamin e oil.  Then, melt these ingredients using a double boiler.  Make sure you stir the oil occasionally as they are melting.  While you are waiting, move to the next step.  We will come back to both of these pots when they are ready.

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other IngredientsIt is best to weigh the other ingredients out ahead of time.  This way you are prepared ahead of time.  This will allow you to move quickly as you are making the lotion.  Temperatures are extremely important to achieve a proper emulsion when creating lotion.  So, using a scale, weigh out the remaining ingredients.  You will need four small bowls as each of the following will go in a separate bowl.  First, weigh 8 grams of sodium lactate.  Then, in the second bowl, add 3 grams of resveratrol along with 12 vegetable glycerin.  Mix these two together well.  In the third bowl, prepare your fragrance oil.  Weigh out 12 grams of Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  In the last bowl, weigh out 10 grams of your optiphen preservative.  Set these aside, we will come back to them.

Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all Together

Next, we will be combining our water with our oils.  Before we begin we want to be sure to point out a couple of things in regards to your temperatures.  At this point, your temperatures are very important.  You want both the oils and water to be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your ingredients are not at the proper temperature you may experience separation.  In addition, the temperature is important when adding your preservative.  You want to add your preservative around 120 degrees if you add your preservative at too cool of a temperature your mixture will separate from the finished lotion.  If your temperature is too hot it will burn the preservative off.
Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all TogetherNow, we will begin combining our oils and water.  Once both the oils and water have come to the proper temperature, we will need to move quickly.  So, once your water has been heated, remove it from the heat.  You want to let both your oils and water temperatures to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 8 grams of sodium lactate to your water.  Make sure you stir in the sodium lactate completely.  Now, add your oils to your water.  Then, use your stick blender to mix them.  Mix until you notice the mixture turn white in color as it emulsifies.  Again, remember to pay close attention to your temperatures.  You do not want the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other IngredientsNext, let’s add our preservative.  Remember, this needs to be added below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees.  When the mixture drops to around 120 degrees add the 10 grams of optiphen preservative.  Additionally, this is when the colorant should be added.  So, at this time add 7 drops of red soap colorant and 3 drops blue fd&c dye.  You will also add the 12 grams Shiraz Fragrance Oil you weighed out earlier.  Mix your ingredients together using your stick blender.  Now you will need the resveratrol extract powder mixture you prepared.  Earlier, we dispersed the resveratrol powder extract in vegetable glycerin so that it can be added to your lotion without clumping.  Finally, at this time, add the resveratrol mixture you prepared earlier.  Once again use your stick blender to evenly and fully mix all of the potion’s ingredients.  Once everything is mixed, allow the lotion to set up.  You will notice the lotion thicken more as it cools.  Once it has set up, you are ready to package it.

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the Lotion

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the LotionLastly, we will be placing our lotion into the 8 ounce lotion bottles.  I have found it easiest to do this using a zip lock bag.  So, place the lotion in a ziplock bag.  Then, cut the corner.  We will be using the bag sort of like you would a decorating bag.  Once you have cut the corner, you can place the opening over the opening of the bottle.  Squeeze the bag gently to add the lotion to the first bottle.  Then, fill the second bottle.  Finally, place a white lotion pump on each bottle.  Your wine scented lotion is now complete!

What is your favorite Nature’s Garden wine scent?  Let us know and show us what you’ve created!  Post a picture on our Facebook page or on Instagram @ngscents!

Jan
06

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe


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Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour RecipeValentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe

Share the love this Valentines Day with our Valentines Day Kisses Melt and Pour Recipe! We have used all of the glitz and glam to create a plethora of different ways to gorgeously color some big, sparkly smooches. Not only are these shiny lips pretty, but they are scented with our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. So, why not try this recipe out and give a loved one a couple kisses this holiday?

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap 

You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil 

Vegetable Glycerin 

Mica – 24K Gold Pigment 

Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide 

Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

Lips – Mold Market Molds

Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

Scale

Toothpicks

Microwave

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

Small Bowls

Spatula

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Weights And Amounts

300 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap per color

300 grams of Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

15 grams of You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil

9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Mica – 24K Gold Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide

2 grams of Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

A few grams of Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

2 Small Bowls

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Sanitation and Preparation

Before beginning this recipe you should be sure that all of your equipment and your work space has been cleaned and is ready to work. If you need to you can use two or three bowls and the same number of molds, but you will have to continuously wash as the recipe proceeds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Final Product

Three kissing lips soaps will be produced for each color that is created. These steps will walk you through the hues that we chose to create. If you wish to get creative, then feel free to mix and match your lip colors to customize your own set of kisses!

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Creating Mica Pigments 

Initially, we are going to prepare the soap pigments that we will need later on. Rather than using any of our soap dyes, we are going to use mica to color our melt and pour soap. Not only will this allow us to achieve gold and silver pigments, but the soap will sparkle as well! So, let’s prepare our diamond dust and 24K gold mica pigments and then get to soaping.

Next, we are going to use the 24K gold mica to create a color for our melt and pour soap. So, weigh out approximately 4 grams of vegetable glycerin and 2 grams of 24K gold mica into one of the smaller bowls. Now, mix these ingredients thoroughly to integrate all of the mica powder and spread out any clumped mica. Once you have a nice liquid gold paste prepared, set the bowl aside.

Now, we are going to use the diamond dust mica to create a different pigment for our melt and pour soap. First, weigh 5 grams of vegetable glycerin into another small bowl. Also, include 2 grams of the diamond dust mica. Integrate all of the mica powder and break up any clumps. Once you have a liquid paste you can set aside the bowl.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver KissesFirst, we are going to create our silver pigmented melt and pour kissing lips. Now, take one of your three larger bowls and weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. After, melt the soap in a microwave for a couple minutes. Make sure that you take the soap out periodically to mix and avoid boiling your soap. Allow the soap to cool slightly, but not too much. You want the temperature to be warm enough to not set up before we add color and fragrance, but not too hot that the fragrance will burn off.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses Now, we are going to add colorant and scent to the melted soap. First, you can add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil to your melted soap. Now, take the diamond dust mica pigment we created and add two grams to your soap. Also, dip a tooth pick into your Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and swirl this into the melted soap as well. Mix your soap thoroughly to incorporate the color and fragrance.

Finally, we are ready to pour. Take your lips mold and pour your melted soap. Spray the tops of your soap with alcohol to release bubbles that may be on the back of your soap. Now, let the poured soap set up of a few minutes. Later, remove the soap from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Gold KissesSecond, we are going to create our dark gold melt and pour soap kissing lips. Before, you will want to get one of your large bowls and your gram scale. Then, weigh out about 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap. Next, melt your soap in a microwave for a few minutes. Be watchful that your soap doesn’t boil! Afterwards, allow you soap to cool for a few moments before moving on to add the scent.

Afterwards, we are going to add in the fragrance oil and the mica Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kissespigment. First, add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Next, we are going to need to use our 24K gold mica paste. Include about 3 grams of the 24K gold mica paste and mix thoroughly. Now, pour the soap into your lips mold and spray the tops with alcohol. Later on, once the soap sets up, you will be able to remove your soap from the lips mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl KissesNext, we are going to create the shinny pearl colored kissing lips soaps. Again, weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in a microwave and heat until all the soap is melted. You can remove and stir the soap periodically to prevent over heating. After, allow the soap to cool slightly in preparation for the addition of the fragrance oil .

Afterwards, we are going to add mica pigment and the You Sexy Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored KissesThing You Fragrance Oil. First, add 15 grams of the scent. Second, we are going to include 3 grams of the diamond dust mica paste. Mix thoroughly. Now, pour the mixture into you mold market lips mold. After, spray the freshly poured soaps with alcohol. Later, the soaps will be set up and you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses Now, we are creating the hot pink shimmer colored kisses from our melt and pour soap. Weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear soap in a microwave safe bowl. When melting the soap be watchful that the soap base doesn’t over heat. Next, add in 15 grams of the fragrance oil. Add 5 grams of diamond dust mica paste, 4 drops of neon pink, and a drop of ultramarine violet. Mix well and then pour into the molds. After, spray the soap with alcohol. Once it has set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses Subsequently, we are going to create some light pink pearlized kissing lips with melt and pour soap. Now, take 300 grams of the clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. You are going to want to melt your soap, but make should check on your melting soap a few times to make sure that the soap isn’t getting too hot. Once the soap has entirely melted, allow it to rest for a few moments to ready the soap for the addition of the scent.

After, we are going to mix in both the fragrance oil and the colorant. Take you Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses melted soap and add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Now, add 4 drops of the Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant to the soap. Mix well to incorporate. Also, add five grams of the diamond dust mixture, and 1 toothpick of FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Next, pour the soap into the lips mold and spray the soap with some alcohol. Once the soap is entirely set up you will be able to remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose GoldNext, we are going to create the rose gold kissing lips melt and pour soaps. First, weigh 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap into a microwave safe bowl. Use a microwave to melt the soap and be cautious that you do not boil the soap.

Afterwards, add 15 grams of the fragrance. Retrieve two more toothpicks. Take one of your toothpicks, dip it in your neon pink soap colorant, and swirl it in the soap. You will do this step with the pink a total of four times. Next, take a new tooth pick and add one dipping of the 24K gold mica paste. Mix well. Pour the soap into the lips mold and allow it to set up. Now, spray the soap with alcohol. Once the soap has entirely set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Copper Colored KissesThen, we can create a light rose gold colored kissing lips soap. Take 300 grams of diamond clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the soap and be sure to keep an eye on the melting soap. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil. For colorant, include three toothpicks worth of neon pink soap colorant and one toothpick of the gold mica paste. Mix the soap well, pour into the molds, and spray the soap with alcohol. Finally, after your soaps set up you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored KissesFinally, we are going to create a copper shade of these kissing lips soaps. Next, take you microwave safe bowl and add 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Melt the soap in your microwave, but make sure not to overheat. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil to your soap. Next, you can color your soap with 1 toothpick of tomato red fun soap colorant and 2 toothpicks of the 24K gold mica paste. After you mix well you can pour the soap into the lips soap mold. Spray the soap with the alcohol. Eventually, you will be able to remove the soap from the mold.

Jan
15

Valentines Day Cupcake Candle


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Valentines-Day-Cupcake-CandleWith Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what could possibly be better than a Valentines Day Cupcake Candle?!?!  We had a blast creating this cinnamon scented candle…complete with SPRINKLES!!!  It is both adorable and smells amazing!  So if you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day project, you may have just found it!  So go ahead and get the below ingredients ready.  Once you’re ready, let’s get started on this simple and fantastic candle recipe!

 

 

INGREDIENTS

230 grams Pillar of Bliss

140 grams Joy Wax

37 grams Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil

1 Red Color Block

3 Votive Wick Pins

3 CD 10 Wicks

Silicone Heart Cupcake Molds

Embed Mold- Love Hearts

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

valentine-candle

To start, weigh and melt 230 grams of our Pillar of Bliss Wax, using the double boiler method.  You will want to melt the wax to 195 degrees.  The wax will take a bit to melt.  While it melts, let’s go ahead and prepare our molds.  You are going to need 3 of the Silicone Heart Cupcake Molds and 3 of our votive wick pins.  Place one wick pin in the center of each silicone mold.

Add a bit of your red color block to the wax.  We found that we only needed a couple shavings to get a light pink for our cupcake candle base.

add-fragrance

 

Now, let’s add our fragrance.  You will need to stir into your wax 23 grams of Cinnamon Yum Yums scent.  Make sure you stir it very well so the fragrance mixes thoroughly with the wax.

 

 

Fill-the-Mold

 

Next we can go ahead and start filling the molds with the melted wax.  Be sure to fill each mold to the top.

 

 

making-embedsAs you can now see, you will have a little bit of the Pillar of Bliss Wax left over.  We will need this wax for our embeds.  Before pouring the embeds, add a little bit more of the red color block.  We simply added a couple more shavings. You will only need to fill three of the cavities of the Love Hearts embed mold.  Make sure you pour at a low temperature since this is a plastic mold.  For now you can set these aside and allow them to setup.  We will use them in a bit.

 

Let’s go ahead and start preparing our frosting.  Use a double boiler to melt 140 grams of our wonderful Joy Wax.  Allow it to melt to 200 degrees, then allow the temperature to drop to 175 degrees, and add 14 grams of our Cinnamon Yums Yums Fragrance Oil.  Be sure to stir that fragrance oil in very well.

Add-Frosting

Now comes the fun part!  Remove the silcone heart cupcake mold and…LETS DECORATE!!!!  Add sprinkles to the top of each heart candle and one heart embed to each Valentines Day Cupcake Candle.  We will need to continuously stir, stir, stir that wax until it cools and looks like frosting. Once you have a nice and thick frosting, start placing it on top of your heart cupcake base.  You want you frosting go up to the height of the wick pin.  Just be careful not to cover the wick pin completely.

Finally, just let them setup.  Then, remove the wick pins and thread one CD 10 to each candle.  Trim the wicks back before you burn them.  You need them to be about ¼ inch.

We hope you loved making the Valentines Day Cupcake Candle as much as we did!  Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and your fabulously scented cinnamon candle!  Make sure you check back for more fragrance fun!  Also, check our recipe box that is packed full of recipes and classes!

Jan
24

Best Love Scents


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love scentsTop 25 Love Scents

When you make homemade products, part of the appeal in the purchase is the aesthetic look of your products.  The other major component you are dealing with is the scent.  When people purchase presents for loved ones around Valentine’s Day, they want to find something that they know their special someone will appreciate.

Knowing what the top selling scents are for Valentine’s Day may give you and your products that extra edge.

Listed below are the most popular love scents at Natures Garden.  These scents have been categorized according to their popularity in their general fragrance grouping.  This list was compiled in this manner to easily help you find exactly what you are looking for.

top women scentsTop 5 Feminine Love Scents
Pink Sugar Type Fragrance Oil
NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil
Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil
Best Friends Fragrance Oil
Endlessly in Love Fragrance Oil

top men scentsTop 5 Male Love Scents
NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil
Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil
The Perfect Man Fragrance Oil
Dr. FeelGood Fragrance Oil
Blue Sugar Type Fragrance Oil

top food scentsTop 5 Gourmand Love Scents
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil
Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil
Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

top floral scentsTop 5 Floral Love Scents
Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil
Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil
Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil
Carnation Fragrance Oil
Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

top sensual scentsTop 5 Sensuous Love Scents
Butt Naked Fragrance Oil
Lick Me All Over Fragrance Oil
Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil
Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil

However, if you are still seeking an easy project to make for a love day gift, some really good last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day presents are:  Emulsified Sugar Scrubs, Melt and Pour Soaps, Massage Oil, Body Butters, Lotions, Body Sprays, Bath Bombs, Scrubs, and of course Candles.  Natures Garden has some great recipes for you to make your very own products; or even create new items to add to your current Valentine’s Day line.  This link has hundreds of easy to make recipes that you can cater scent and/or color to; to be exactly what you are looking for.

Happy Crafting!