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Sep
03

Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance

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Apple Pecan Sage FragranceApple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Again, another amazing apple aroma. After some brief research on Wikipedia, I can tell you that “pecan” comes from a Native American word meaning ‘a nut that requires a stone to crack.’ No stones needed to open this fragrance oil. (There’s a lot of cool information on that pecan page; learn something new!) Pecans, much like our friend the almond, are drupes- not technically nuts- but in my experience, the more you try to convince someone you’re not nuts, the more nuts you seem. The important part is that the nutty scent of pecans goes well with apples and spicy sage. Sage is a natural deodorizer and has many additional uses that you can read about in our Sage Class. (Our fragrance oil is for smelling purposes only- but we do sell sage leaf, sage incense smudging wands, and white sage leaves for all of your sage needs!)

 What Does Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of sweet, freshly picked apples with aromatic spices and a wonderful nutty flavor.

Top:  Apple, Pear, Banana
Mid:  Cinnamon, Sage, Clove, Cardamom
Base:   Pecan, Vanilla

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil?

They create candles! This spicy, nutty, apple aroma performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage of this spicy sweet scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin waxes is 10%. Our coloring recommendations for candles are to use four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of red color block in your melted wax. (Coloring with crayons will clog your wick; don’t do it!)

They make savory soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this bountiful bouquet in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results found that CP soap made with this fragrance had perfect pour with plenty of time to play. (I smell swirls!) There was no ricing, no acceleration, and slight oil separation, but it absorbs back into the soap. The scent stays very strong, and the soap discolors to a brown color. This might be due to the fact that this full-bodied fruit fragrance has a vanillin content of 3% (but truthfully, over 40 ingredients can cause discoloration). Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla. Testing will need to be done by the customer with all fragrances they choose. Our coloring recommendations for bath and body products made with this awesome apple aroma are to use red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.

How about lotions and perfumes? The maximum recommended usage percentage of this savory scent in perfumes and lotions is 5%. It was found to perform perfectly in perfumes.

And room scents? Sure! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this autumn aura in incense and potpourri is 50%. It comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

Aug
26

Angel Love Fragrance

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Angel Love FragranceAngel Love Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Angel was an American television series that aired from 1999-2004 starring David Boreanaz, and was a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I don’t think that’s what we’re talking about here, but I love me some David Boreanaz (that’s my Angel Love). Actual angels, the kind we find in religious stories and myths, are said to be messengers from God, serving as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth. Angels are also charged with guiding and protecting human beings. They are generally depicted with bird-like wings, wearing white, and exuding some form of light. It is safe to assume that they smell absolutely heavenly.

What Does Angel Love Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Angel Love Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a feminine, gourmand aroma with luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Very complex!

Top Notes:  lemon, mandarin, cassis, raspberry, melon, black currants
Mid Notes:  apple blossoms, jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia, nutmeg
Base Notes:  patchouli, vanilla, musk, white chocolate, sandalwood

How Do Our Customers Use Angel Love Fragrance Oil?

Candles: this fruity, floral fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Joy of joys, this angelic aroma is gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for candles are none. Pure, white candles. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

Soaps: the maximum recommended usage percentage for this sweet scent in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. The vanillin content is 1%, so it may slightly discolor your bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing results for Angel Love fragrance found that this scent had a perfect pour, causing no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and maintaining good scent retention. It did, however, discolor to beige. If you wish to combat discoloration in your bath and body products, we recommend trying our vanilla white color stabilizer. This is not a guarantee and you are responsible for testing the color stabilizer in your finished products. Other than that, our coloring recommendations are none.

Lotions and perfumes: the maximum recommended usage percentage in these applications is 5%. Angel Love fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes.

Room scenting: the maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. This delightful aura comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeWe’ve got this adorable Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe in which Angel Love fragrance is used to make heart-shaped aroma bead ornaments on a stick. You combine these with Fresh Cut Roses-scented aroma buds, and Dare-to-be-Sexy-scented heart-shaped soaps on a stick to make a beautiful bouquet of fragrant flowers. Sure to catch the attention of your sweetie, or at the very least the attention of their nose. But I say if you’re the one who put all the work into creating this angelic arrangement- keep it for yourself! Brighten up your Valentine’s Day with this wonderful bouquet!

Aug
18

Almond Macaroon Fragrance

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Almond Macaroon Fragrance Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Guess what! Even more almonds. I think this is it, though, for now. Who knows, I could say that and then almonds rain down on me from the sky. If I’ve angered the almond gods. Anywho, here’s this: Almond Macaroon Fragrance. So, macaroons are typically made with ground almonds, sugar, and egg white, and then any other spices you may like. Isn’t that a heckuva lot like Almond Marzipan? You bet your sweet bippy it is, But guess what? This stuff is shaped into “small, circular cakes”* and baked (*I think you’d just call these cookies- but I don’t know a ton about baking, so I’ll defer to the wisdom of Wikipedia.)

What Does Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This luscious almond cookie (a-ha! It is a cookie!) fragrance by Natures Garden is sure to create a sensory delight. Fresh orange sweetens the toasted almond character, as bakery tones of warm cookie and toasted nut add a yummy sensation. Vanilla bean sweetens the cookie tones, completing the gourmand treat.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil?

All kinds of crazy ways! Firstly, they make some pretty sweet decorative candles. Almond Macaroon fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Unfortunately, this fragrance is not gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for candles made using this fragrance oil are: no color. I say try to get a vanilla tint using a very small amount of yellow and/or brown liquid candle dye or a very small amount of shredded color blocks.

Secondly, they make some pretty sweetly scented soaps. We happen to have a very cool Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe ourselves.  The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Macaroon fragrance oil in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. This fragrance performed well in bath and body products. The vanillin content of Almond Macaroon fragrance oil is 15.5%, which means it may discolor your bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing results found that Almond Macaroon fragrance oil did great in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation; a perfect pour. It did, however, discolor to a dark chocolate color. It also has very strong scent retention. We have no color recommendations for soap, either, but if you’re looking to make your soap a color other than dark chocolate or prevent your bath and body products from discoloring, I recommended trying out our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer (though not a guarantee, it could help bring your soap to a white color, and then you can add whichever soap dye you like!)

Thirdly, they make lotions and perfumes. The recommended maximum usage percentage for Almond Macaroon scent in lotions and perfumes is also 5%. This fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes.

Finally, they make room scents. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Macaroon fragrance oil in potpourri and incense is 50%. This fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

 

Jan
23

Heart Soap

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heart melt and pour soapThis Valentines Day lets celebrate the ones we love by making them homemade heart soap.

This heart soap project uses almost 4 pounds of melt and pour soap.  Although for this recipe, we suggest using Shea butter soap, any white soap base will work.  To view the multiple melt and pour soap bases Natures Garden carries, please click on this link.  Please Note:  You will also need a very small amount of diamond clear soap base.  This will be used to help keep the heart soap in place once it is folded.

The fragrance that we selected for the heart soap was Lick Me All Over.  Really any one of your favorite body safe fragrance oils from Natures Garden will work to scent this homemade project; just keep the vanillin content in mind.  If you choose to use a scent that does contain vanillin, you may want to consider using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce discoloration in your finished heart soap.  For the heart soap you will need to have at least 4 ounces of fragrance.  To see a list of other Valentines Day themed scents, please click on this link.

When it comes to color for the heart soap, we selected Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant.  In order to achieve a nice, bold red you will need to use about one ounce of colorant.

Other ingredients that you will need for the heart soap project are:  Vegetable Glycerin and Whipped Soap Base.

The following molds were also used:  Love Heart Embed Mold and Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds

Before starting this project you will also need the following items:  Scale, Cutting Board, Knife, 9 x 13 Cake Pan, Wax Paper, Ruler, Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, Microwave Safe Glass Containers, Spatula, Mixing Spoons, Mixing Bowl, a hand held mixer, and 2 disposable cups.

Now that you have everything that you need, let’s get project heart soap underway!

Step 1:  Measure out 8.5 inches in length on your cake pan.  You will want to mark this point by placing your loaf mold there.  Next, tear off a piece of wax paper long enough to cover this area.  Lay the wax paper down and tuck it loosely into the corners.

Step 2:  In your microwaveable container, weigh out  500 grams of Shea Butter Soap.  Place this in the microwave and start melting it in 30 seconds increments. Stir gently in between.  Stop melting once the soap is in a liquid state.

Step 3:  Next, add 20 grams FUN Tomato Red Soap colorant, 14 grams vegetable glycerin, and 26 grams fragrance oil to the melted soap.  Stir well.  Now, pour all of the soap into the wax paper. Spritz with alcohol and allow this to fully set up.

heart soap

Step 4:  Once the red soap has set up, weigh out 20 grams of Diamond Clear soap.  Melt this for 30 seconds in the microwave or until it is in a liquid state.  Then, set it aside.

Step 5: 
In a large microwaveable bowl, weigh out and melt  1200 grams of Shea Butter Soap. Stir gently in between each round of melting. Keep melting until all soap is in a liquid state.  This will take some time.

Step 6:  Now, get the red soap and carefully remove the wax paper.  With one of the shorter edges facing you, lay the soap onto a cutting board.

red soap

Step 7:  Next, grab the loaf mold and mark it’s length using a knife.  Cut off excess soap and place it in a separate bowl.

making heart soap

Step 8:  Now, fold your red soap in half (long ways).  Using your fingers, gently curl the edges to meet.

how to make heart soap

Step 9:  Once you have a heart shape, slide one edge firmly into a disposable cup.  Repeat for the other side.  Now, pour some of the melted diamond clear soap down the center of the fold.  Don’t forget to move the soap so that the melted soap is able to reach under the cup portion too.  Then, set aside.

folding heart soap

Step 10:  Now that all of the white soap is in a liquid state, add 60 grams of fragrance Oil.  Mix well and set aside.  Next, get the loaf mold.  Remove the cups from the heart soap and gently place the heart upside down in the loaf mold.  Spritz generously with alcohol.

Step 11:  Using a spatula, carefully pour the white soap into the loaf.  Do not pour the soap onto the red heart directly.  Make sure to pour soap along the width edges to completely fill the inside opening of the heart.   Once the mold is filled, spritz with alcohol to reduce any bubbles.

homemade soap

Step 12:  Allow your soap to fully set up at room temperature, or to speed things up place your soap loaf in the refrigerator.  When the soap is completely set up, take it out of the mold and make sure you turn it back to right side up.  Set aside.

Step 13:   Now, take the bowl that has the scrap red soap.  Place it in the microwave, and remelt.  Next, pour the soap into the love hearts embed mold.  Allow this to fully set up, then pop them out.

heart soap embeds

Step 14:  Soap Frosting Steps:  Once the soap loaf is completely set up (which will take some time), weigh out 114 grams of Whipped Soap Base and 14 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Place both of these ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Set aside.

Step 15:  Now, weigh out 114 grams of Shea Butter soap.  Melt all of the soap down in the microwave, then pour it into the mixing bowl with the two other ingredients.

Step 16:  Using your hand held mixer, start to whip the ingredients together.  As you mix, watch for the ingredients to look like whipped frosting.  Stop mixing.

how to make soap frosting

Step 17:  Now working quickly, add 12 grams of fragrance oil and 2 drops Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant to the mixing bowl.  Clean the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Then, start whipping the mixture. Make sure the mixture is well blended.  When the mixture begins to look like pink whipped frosting again, stop beating.

soap frosting

Step 18:  Using your spatula place the soap frosting evenly onto the loaf.  Now, place the love heart embeds into the soap frosting.  Allow this to set up.

embed heart soap

Your Bleeding Heart Soap Loaf is now ready to use.  Simply cut the loaf into bar size!  Now, depending on the size of the bars that you slice the loaf into; it will vary your total amount of bars made.  Enjoy!
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