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Sep
16

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil


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Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance OilOrange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a mouthwatering bakery scent that will bring back vivid childhood memories!  Enjoy the distinct aroma of an orange cream cupcake in a wide variety of products!  The rich, succulent aromas of orange peel, brown sugar, and buttercream are complemented by a range of bakery notes that creates a fantastic fragrance that is fit for a pastry fanatic!  Yielding several 5-star reviews, Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil is a favorite of our customers, and yours!  A valued customer from Illinois writes “I ordered a sample of this just to try out. After making the candles I had to purchase more. This reminds of a dreamsicle mixed with some cake. This is one of my favorite scents. I cannot keep this in stock!”  Give this scent a try today and you just may fall in love!

What Does Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delectable aroma consisting of top notes of orange peel, tangy lemon, and citron zests.  Rich notes of creamsicle frosting, brown sugar, sweet buttercream, and drizzled rum mix wonderfully with bittersweet chocolate and vanilla extract!

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

This sweet treat will create a delectable bakery aroma when used in room scenting products.  Room scenting recipes can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candles can use Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform wonderfully in soy wax,  Joy Wax, or Wow Wax.  For those who wish to color their candles, we recommend adding two drops of orange Spectrum liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of orange color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil can add a bright, sugar boost to your bath and body products! Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cold process and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil behaves very well when making soap.  There is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap discolors to a dark chocolate and the scent was nice and strong!  If you wish to color your soap or other bath and body products, we would recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Customers also incorporate Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil into many other products.  Projects like bath oils and bath gels were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this luscious fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created.  We recommend that you adhere to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaners also perform very well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil Soap Cupcake RecipeLooking for a fun and creative way to use this scent?  Make a luscious batch of Orange Cream Cupcake soap with this free recipe!

Aug
16

Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil


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Wild Elderberry Fragrance OilWild Elderberry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delightfully tart, juicy fragrance that works perfectly in any application!  Customers rave about the blend of bright, rich berries with crisp florals and soft woods.  This scent is so fruity, you may want to try a taste (although we do not recommend it)!  A valued customer from Tooele, UT writes, “A friend ordered this and gave me an ounce to try and OMG it smells like something you wanna eat or drink. So fruity! Made soy wax tarts & just 1 small cube scented my entire upstairs & I have never had any scent do that before. Can’t wait to make bath and body products with this. So, so good! If you like fruity scents you will love this one.”  Give this powerfully poignant fragrance a try today!

What Does Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delicious-smelling fruity fragrance that will make your mouth water!  Notes of tart wild elderberries and huckleberries combine with the sweet nectar of peach and apricot.  A floral woody heart of violet and white florals are wrapped in a sandalwood base to balance out this scent.

How Do Our Customers Use Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

First, the luscious, juicy scent of our Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil creates unmatched bath and body products!  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  You can use Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil to add some juice to any product in your line!  Our testing show handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using  this fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soapmakers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil performs nicely in soap!  There was no acceleration, ricing, or separation.  Additionally, cured soap did not discolor and maintained a very strong scent retention.  Those wishing to color their bath and body products, you may use purple and red liquid soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember, never use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil is a fruity scent with a balanced side, making it a wonderful choice for your room scenting creations!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50% of in their projects.  You can use this juicy scent in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Finally, your candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend using 3 drops of purple and 2 drops of red liquid candle dye.  Also, you can also shred a small amount of purple and red color blocks into your melted wax.  Although, you should not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Aug
15

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil


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White Gardenia Fragrance OilWhite Gardenia Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a floral fragrance with a regal appeal.  It has been reported that Kate Middleton wore a fragrance named White Gardenia Petals when she married Prince William.  Therefore, we worked tirelessly to create a scent that would represent this royal aroma.  Appealing to the likes of royalty is no easy task, but the kings and queens of our customer base have given this fragrance a perfect 5-star rating.  A valued customer from Eatonton, GA writes “This is a wonderful Gardenia. Can’t do much better then this. Awesome throw in soy. Even people that don’t like floral have loved this one.”

Try White Gardenia Fragrance Oil today!

What Does White Gardenia Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an opulent, luxurious floral fragrance that was designed to appeal to the likes of royalty!  Top notes of citrus, lily of the valley, and aldehydes begin this bright scent.  Middle notes of white gardenia, jasmine, and muguet rest on subtle notes of amber woods to create a warm floral base like no other!

How Do Our Customers Use White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Indulge in a touch of luxury by creating bath and body products with White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden can be used to create a bouquet of refreshing products!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap crafters can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing video shows that this fragrance oil behaves nicely!  There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and maintained a very strong scent retention.  We do not recommend a colorant for your bath and body products when using this fragrance.  However, if you wish to color your soap, we recommend using liquid soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil creates a blossoming scent for any space.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in their projects.  You can use this floral fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin waxes.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  Additionally, customers can use this strong floral scent in gel wax candles.  We do not recommend a colorant for your wax products when using this fragrance.  However, if you do wish to color your candles or tarts, you may use a small amount of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Aug
11

Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil


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Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance OilStrawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden defines temptation as rich, buttery vanilla cake notes blend with poignant strawberry.  This Best Selling fragrance delivers pure bliss in any product in which it is incorporated.  You’ll love this scent so much, that it will inspire a very large craving!  This craving may be so large that it could only be satisfied by the world-record holding largest strawberry shortcake ever made!  In 2004 in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet in the Philippines, the largest strawberry shortcake ever created was unveiled.  It weighed 21,213.4 pounds, or 9622.23 kg.  That should definitely be enough strawberry shortcake to satisfy your cravings!  Give Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil a try today, and have your 20,000 pound shortcake ready!

What Does Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delectable dessert scent that is simply irresistible.  The aroma of buttery vanilla cake mixes with freshly sliced strawberries for a bakery-fresh confectionery scent.  Base notes of rich vanilla cream finish off this amazing scent.

How Do Our Customers Use Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil creates a bakery fresh scent that will fill any space and leave your guests amazed!  This scent is true-to-name and room scenting products that incorporate this fragrance become instant conversation pieces!  This delicious scent can be incorporated into incense, reed diffusers, and potpourri at a rate of 50% of your total recipe.  Additionally, this fragrance provides a very strong scent in aroma beads and smelly jelly crystal recipes.

Candles and wax tart recipes can use this sweet scent at a maximum of 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This fragrance works wonderfully in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and natural soy wax recipes.  If you want to color your candles, we would recommend using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you could color your melted wax with small amounts of shredded red color blocks. Remember, never use crayons to color your melted wax as they will clog your wick, preventing the candle from burning properly.

How Do Our Customers Use Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Create a bath and body line that is as sweet as cake with this fragrance oil!  This cake scent is perfect for Bath gels, bath bombs, and oils, and will perform perfectly when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used. Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil can be used to create a wide array of bath and body products!  Handcrafted perfumes, body sprays, and lotions will all perform wonderfully when incorporating this fragrance at 5% of your total recipe.  Also, household cleaning supplies can be created using a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in both cold process soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that soaps made with this fragrance oil performs very well! There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap had a good scent retention and discolored to a caramel color!  If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  As always, do not use candle dyes in your bath and body products.

 

Aug
10

Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil


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Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilVanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pop the top on this shimmering, shining fragrance oil!  A grand entrance is made by this scent, as sparkling top notes combine with citrus, notes of rum, woods, and vanilla beans. Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil certainly starts the party!  The intoxicating blend of notes is a Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance! This fragrance has also received a customer-delivered perfect 5-star review!  A valued customer from Illinois writes “I made a melt and pour soap white and gold and this scent is totally awesome. I don’t know how but you can really smell the bubbles in this and don’t ask me how bubbles smell. It is just a wonderful fragrance that everybody loves…”  Uncork the champagne, make a vanilla champagne cocktail, and find your newfound love for this fragrance oil and let us know what you think!

What Does Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden dazzles customers all around with its surprisingly bubbly, bright aroma!  Top notes of bright lime and orange combine with sparkling aldehydic accents to create a fizzy accord.  The fragrance heart is formed by hints of green florals and rum liquor.  Clear woody tones combine with earthy accents while a base of vanilla bean surrounds the fragrance.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

With Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil, you’ll be bubbling over with excitement for your bath and body products!  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  We do not recommend a colorant for your bath and body products when using this fragrance.  However, if you wish to color your soap or body products, we recommend using liquid soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.

Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing results show that soaps made with this fragrance have a very strong scent retention!  There was no ricing and no separation.  This fragrance did not accelerate trace.  Cured soap discolored to a caramel color.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Get the party started by creating an uplifting atmosphere when you incorporate this scent in room scenting projects!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this shimmering fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss Wax.  If you wish to color your candles or tarts, you may use one drop of brown liquid candle dye or shredded brown color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil will be a top shelf addition to any of your scented product lines!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Jul
11

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil


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Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil is a sweet candy scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of various yummy fruity and spice scents with notes of vanilla and sweet sugar to bring all the scents together. This fragrance oil has been described by some of our customers as a perfect fall aroma that is both sweet and a nostalgic scent of candy scents mingling after a night of trick-or-treating. The history of trick treating in the United States goes back about 100 years. We have wrapped this time honored tradition up in a tiny bottle.  Trick and treats scent will have you reminiscing about all the delicious tasting treats you remember from your childhood.

What Does Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Unique and fun, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a must for Halloween and beyond!  Tricks or treats fragrance begins with top notes of pumpkin, persimmon, and apple; followed by middle notes of blueberries, elderberries, currants, orange and cinnamon; and well rounded with base notes of sugar cane and vanilla.  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers that create their own homemade bath and body recipes can include this sugary sweet fragrance oil in these products. Bath oils, bath gels, bath bombs, and other related bath and body products can include up to 1% of this scent. However, products that are not washed off and are let on the skin, such as lotions and perfumes, can only use 0.01% of this aroma. Are looking to add color to your handmade bath and body products? Then, we would like to suggest using orange liquid soap dye in the amount that you would would like.

Also, this scent can be used at a 1% rate during all methods of soap making. In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance oil is great for this method of making lye soap. The batch will not have any separation, acceleration, or ricing. Also, the scent will be good after the curing process. While the bar does discolor to a light butter shade, vanilla white stabilizer can help reduce some of this discoloration. However, there are a variety of ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration.  You will need to test Tricks or Treats fragrance oil with the color stabilizer.

How Do Our Customers Use Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Diy room fragrance recipes can be made with this perfect Halloween fragrance oil. Homemade potpourri and scent sticks fragrance diffusers can both be made with up to 50% of this scent. Green household cleaning products can be created with no more than 1% of this aroma. Diy perfume sachet bead recipes can be made with this aroma. Smelly Jelly Jars also incorporate this fall scent nicely.

Additionally, our customers can create homemade scented candles with up to 10% of this fragrance as long as the candles are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. Natures garden joy wax and wow wax as well as a soy candle from scratch can all be created perfectly with this scent. Those who choose to color their candle creations should use either six drops of orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of an orange color block. You can successfully use other methods of coloring, but shouldn’t use crayons as they clog wicks.

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil RecipeAre you looking for a creative and festive way to scent your home this fall? If so, then try out our Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe! This spooky homemade air freshener recipe is a great way to scent your bathroom or other rooms this Halloween.

 

May
12

Game On Fragrance Oil


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Game On Fragrance OilGame On Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It has been said that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game and the Game On Fragrance Oil knows how to bring it. So, rev your engines and stretch those hamstrings because the game is on! This rich, male scent is perfect for any man going for the gold. Whether the goal is a fantastic year or climbing to the tip top of that corporate ladder, this man has his goal in his sights. While this drive will get him exactly where he wants to be in life, he can’t will himself to smell like the driven man on the inside. That’s why there’s the Game On Fragrance Oil, it works for you so you can keep your head in the game.

What Does Game On Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

On your Mark, Get set, Go! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a woodsy scent blending rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs for the contemporary man on the go.

Top:  Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Bergamot
Mid:  Coriander, Sage, Rosemary, Pepper
Base:  Sandalwood, Oak, Oak Moss, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Game On Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance can be used to create a large variety of beautiful and creative projects. Candle makers can successfully use this fragrance at a maximum of 10% in any of their products containing vegetable or paraffin wax. The Game On Fragrance Oil will perform perfectly in a joy wax and wow wax. Also, it is nice and strong in soy wax. However, we do not believe there is gel wax compatibility for this fragrance. If you are unsure how to color candles that incorporate this fragrance, then we recommend using four drops of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of  shredded blue color block.

Cold process soap crafters will be delighted to know that this fragrance not only has amazing scent retention, but will soap beautifully! Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance is a great choice as a soaping component. Although there is slight lavender/tan discoloration, this fragrance will perform perfectly in soap. A bar containing this fragrance shouldn’t have any acceleration, ricing, nor separation due to this masculine scent. Further, this fragrance performs well for both bath and body products as long as they use a recommended 5% or less of this fragrance oil.  We suggest using a desired amount of blue soap dye to obtain the perfect shade of blue in soap or bath and body products.

Since this fragrance can be utilized in a variety of scenting projects, the game is on for room and body scent crafters as well! This fragrance in aroma beads is known to be nice and strong making it a fantastic choice for a room scent.  Any incense and potpourri can contain up to 50% for this manly fragrance. Not only is this fragrance perfect for room scents, but perfumes and lotions that utilize this scent up to 5% are perfect as well. Additionally, cleaners can be created with this fragrance at a maximum of 5% included.

Are you trying to decide how to incorporate this manly fragrance oil into your next craft project?  Why not try one of our free hot process soap recipes using Game On Fragrance Oil!  We just happen to use this scent in both our Manly Soap Recipe and our Game On HP Soap Recipe!
Game On Fragrance OilGame On Fragrance Oil HP Soap Recipe

Jul
29

What Are Wet Spots in Candles?


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Using a wax like Golden Foods Soy Wax 464, and a few preventative measures can help eliminate wet spots from your candles.

 

What are Wet Spots in Candles?

The term “wet spots” in candle making refers to the spots or patches in container candles that appear to have air, or a wet spot showing through the glass or transparent container and the candle wax.  Wet spots are extremely common and are one of the most common complaints among candle makers.   However, wet spots will not inhibit the functionality of your candle, just the aesthetic appeal.

What causes Wet Spots?

1.  Pouring hot candle wax into too cold of a container.
2.  Pouring your melted candle wax at a temperature much cooler than what is suggested.
3.  Using a pillar/votive wax for container candles instead of a container wax that is formulated for that purpose.
4.  Cooling your candles too fast; subjecting your candles to an environment which has drafts or is lower than 70-72 degrees.
5.  Pouring candle wax into dirty containers.

How to Avoid Wet Spots?

1.  Try to eliminate or prevent wet spots by thoroughly washing and drying your containers before using.  This will get any dust or debris out that may have fallen into your jars.

2.  Be sure to use a container wax so that your wax adheres properly to your container.  Votive/pillar waxes are not suggested for container candles.  Wax like Golden Foods Soy Wax 464, is a great start.  This type of soy wax has a wonderful adhesion to glass containers, therefore minimizing the chances of getting wet spots.

3.  Heat your jars/containers at the lowest setting on a cookie sheet in the oven for twenty minutes prior to filling them.  This also allows for the candle wax to cool slowly which allows for better adhesion to the container.

4.  Another thing that tends to reduce the occurrence of wet spots is pouring your candles inside the box the candle jars came in.  This helps to insulate your candles while they cool slowly.  Allow your candles to set up at room temperature, in a room that has no drafts.

5.  If you start to see the wet spots taking place as the candle is cooling, this means you should consider increasing your pour temperature.  Testing with a thermometer is key here.  Follow the manufacturer’s recommended pour temperature.

 

Jul
16

What are Jump Lines in Candles?


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We tried numerous times to recreate jump lines, however because of our flaming awesomeness, every candle was jump-line-less. So, we had to find a stock photo that best represents jump lines.

What are Jump Lines in Candles

Jump lines are the visible horizontal rings that occur on the sides of your candles.  These lines look like ridges and prevent your candle from having a smooth finish.  Ideally, to have a perfect candle pour, your candle wax will still be in a complete liquid state once it has been poured into your container/pillar.  This is the best shot you can give your candle to completely and uniformly cool naturally, therefore decreasing your chances of getting jump lines.  All candle wax has to conform to the sides of the container/pillar mold at the same rate of time.  This provides for the smooth finish of a candle.

In candle making when you are pouring the hot wax, it will begin to cool as soon as it hits the jar.  As this happens, you will visibly be able to see wax layers materialize.  If you do not pour quickly enough, the wax will naturally start to harden and stick to the wall of the container/ pillar mold.  Since the temperature of the jar stays consistent, there is no heat source to re-melt the wall portion, therefore showing each line of cooled wax aka jump lines. 

How do you prevent jump lines from occurring?

Jump lines can occur for several reasons, the first of which is intentionally.  Jump lines can also be created on purpose to give candles a textured look.  Since jump lines are an aesthetic thing, they do not have any kind of effect on the candles burn or scent throw. 

One of the first things as a preventative measure that you can do is pour your wax at the correct temperature.  You can do this by using a candy thermometer.  You may have to increase your pouring temperature to adjust for jump lines.  This is where testing and note taking will come into play.  As always, it is of the utmost importance for candle making that your jars and/or pillars are room temperature.  The second measure you can take is to heat your jars at the lowest setting on a cookie sheet in the oven for twenty minutes prior to filling them.

Another important factor in combating jump lines is your pouring rate.  Obviously, you do not want to pour fast, this will result in wax splashing everywhere.  And, adversely, you do not want to pour so slowly that you can actually see the jump lines establishing themselves in the candle.  Find your pouring medium.  If you are seeking a fool proof way to prevent jump lines from the pouring stage, try counting seconds or singing a lyric of a song.  These tricks will help you stay uniform with your pour.

How to correct jump lines?

Although all of the steps mentioned earlier are great ways to prevent jump lines, once they have occurred in your candles you really only have a one option.  Using a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the outside of the candle will remelt the outside layer of the wax, this will mask the jump lines from visible view, but once again, jump lines have no direct effect on a candle.