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Jul
26

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil

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Ylang Ginger Fragrance OilYlang Ginger Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil is a sweet fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of super sweet vanilla and delectable fruity scents of strawberry and raspberry that creates an irresistible and delicious fragrance oil. This yummy fragrance oil is a perfect product for scenting various handcrafted creations that makes it no wonder why this scent has become one of our best selling fragrance oil.

What Does Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a highly requested duplication; also called sweet earth. A fruity bouquet of strawberries and raspberries with a background of sweet vanilla. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Handmade bath and body products can be created by our customers with this sweet and delicious fragrance oil. Bath salts, bath gels, bath bombs, lotions, perfumes, and other similar products can successfully include up to 5%. In fact, our customer creating these types of cosmetic recipe love it!

Furthermore, organic natural soap making can be done with this scrumptious vanilla aroma. The qualities of this scent can be seen through our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches can be created with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation with this delightful and fun fragrance oil. This absolutely scrumptious fragrance oil will cause a brown discoloration in the final cured soaps. Further, this fruity vanilla aroma blend will be strong and retained well in the final products. We recommend using some purple liquid soap dye in the amounts that you would enjoy most for this product. Anyone that wishes to color their candles differently can do so as long as candle dyes are avoided.

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

First, room scent diy recipes can be made perfectly with this deliciously sweet fruit fragrance oil. Natures Garden customers can make homemade potpourri and make my own incense with 50% of this tasty fragrance oil. Additionally, any kind of natural all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented with a maximum of 5% for this delightful scent. Aroma bead ornament supplies can be made successfully with this fragrance oil.

Further, long lasting scented candles that are sweet as can be are able to be created with this fruity fragrance oil. These creations must be made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax to include the maximum of 10% for this scent. Both wow wax and joy wax can be used to create wonderfully scented candle creations. Soy wax candle making supplies can successfully include this fragrance oil to create strong scented products. Those who would enjoy coloring their homemade candle creations, but don’t have a specific hue chosen can feel free to check out our recommendation. If you create products with this delicious fragrance oil, then we would recommend using either two drops of violet liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded violet color block. Those who want to use a different method of coloring should know that candle dye can not be used.

Jul
26

Yacht Club Fragrance Oil

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Yacht Club Fragrance OilYacht Club Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Yacht Club Fragrance Oil is a fresh ocean scent by Natures Garden. This delightful aroma is a blend of fresh rain and salty ocean fragrances with sweet notes of delicious fruits that create a perfect fragrance oil for customers that enjoy fresh and crisp ocean water scents. This high scale aroma is a perfect fragrance for all sea lovers from the yacht club to the lone dinghy.

What Does Yacht Club Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Want to go yacht sailing on the ocean on a mid summer morning?   This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of upscale living with salty marine notes and fresh rain, with just a hint of fresh strawberry and kiwi to provide this scent with a well-rounded presentation. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Yacht Club Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

First, homemade bath and body supplies can successfully include this crisp ocean fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, various handmade soaps, homemade fizzies, lotions, perfumes, and other sorts of related handmade creations can include up to 5% of this water fragrance oil. Our customer enjoy using this masculine scents in these types of products.  Many have had a hard time keeping products using this manly fragrance in stock. This wholesale fragrance oil can even be put to use in homemade body kits or soap making kits.

Moreover, diy homemade soap can be created well with this fragrance oil. This is demonstrated by our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches that include this fragrance oil will have no ricing and no separation. However, there has been slight acceleration found. You can attempt to reduce this by soaping at room temperature. The bars will discolor to a light lavender hue and the aroma will remain very strong in the soaps after the curing process. Bath and body makers that use this scent can follow our suggestion of using either six drops of of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block. Candle dyes should not be used to color products that are meant to be used on the skin or in baths.

How Do Our Customers Use Yacht Club Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Next, customers can create their own room scent diy with this ocean water fragrance oil. Room scenting products like diy potpourri recipes and homemade incense sticks can include up to 50% of this fragrance oil. A homemade all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented by adding no more than 5% of this scent. Also, aroma bead supplies can include this fragrance oil wonderfully.

Lastly, you can use some of the strongest candles with this fragrance oil. Any candle creations made of either vegetable or paraffin waxes can use a maximum of 10% for this fragrance. Wow wax and joy wax will both use this fragrance oil perfectly. Soy wax for candle making will be great for this scent. Finally, if you want to create colored wax creations, then we would suggest using some blue liquid soap dye in the amounts that you enjoy. If you choose to color these products differently from our recommendation, then we would suggest that you avoid using any crayons as a coloring substitute as they clog wicks.

 

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

Apr
14

Brittle Soap

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soap that has too much sodium lactate
Warning, the following pictures may disturb some soapers!

Here was the scenario:  Using a Hot Process Recipe, we made a soap batch that we thought would work.  However, we got a little too sodium lactate happy.  As a result, our soap bars were not functional.  And, to be completely honest, some of our soap could not even be classified as a bar.

Can you feel the soaping life lesson coming on?

Our hot process soap was molded and ready to be removed and sliced.  The end was trimmed off, and we went in for our first cut… that was when the slice fell, and broke into two pieces.

brittle slice of soap

Again we tried, but to no avail…

crumbly soap

That was when we thought to slice the bars thicker.  Still the same result, a broken bar of soap.

high amount of sodium lactate

Heart broken, we came to the conclusion that there was too much sodium lactate in our recipe.

Yes, sad but true; we have brittle soap.  And, a 4 pound batch at that!  Even though the soap was brittle, we still wanted to find out how it performed.  So, we washed our hands with the bar pieces.  This action made the finished bars completely crumble as we rubbed them together under the running water.

testing the processed soap

The original recipe was a failure, but not a complete one.  We were able to see first hand what happens to soap when too much sodium lactate is added.

soap that needs a rebatch

In one of the earlier Natures Gardens blog posts, we wrote that using too much sodium lactate in your soap recipe will produce finished bars that crumble or are brittle.  This soap is the perfect example of exactly how this worked.

The recipe that we used contained 1 ounce of sodium lactate per pound of soaping oils in our recipe.  We thought that this would help harden the bar, especially since the soap was made from very soft oils.

Well, we were wrong.  This is why testing is highly suggested when dealing with soaping additives like sodium lactate.

Jul
16

Letting Others Do Nice Things For You

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Mike’s sister came in from Oklahoma for a visit, and it was so nice seeing her and meeting her new boyfriend.  Every time Lynette comes to town, I sit for hours talking with her.  She is such a positive, fun person; she is your quintessential “people magnet”.   Her boyfriend, Bruce, is a down-to-earth, yet very successful, intelligent man who said something that really got me thinking.

Bruce said, “You should let people do nice things for you”.  I thought about this statement intensely.  How many people in my life have offered to pay for things, or do things for me and I have said, “No…let me get it”, or “No…let me pay for it”.   I always thought that I was being courteous by doing so, but was I stealing other people’s joy by doing so?  According to Bruce, “It makes others feel good to do things for others, and you shouldn’t steal that joy from them”.   You know what?  Bruce is right!

The next time someone wants to do something nice for you, don’t reply by saying “NO”.  Reply by saying, “That is so very thoughtful of you, thank you for being so kind to me”.

Have a Flaming Awesome Day!!

Deborah Ward

Natures Garden

 

Jul
11

Homemade Soap No More Allergies

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smelly cat menagerie

I am Victoria Cangelosi, and I’m the owner and SoapMaster-in-Chief of Smelly Cat Soaps.
I am allergic to soap – or so I thought for the first twenty-something years of my life. I would break out in a terrible rash each time I used soap, even the hypoallergenic stuff. I subsisted on exactly one brand of rather boring body wash I found that didn’t cause breakouts like the others.

But each time I entered shops like Lush or Bath and Body Works, I found myself entranced by all the delicious smells. It was a cruel, cruel existence.

One day, I came across a soap mold for sale online that I fell in love with. I was so inspired that I decided I was going buy it and try my hand at making soap. How hard could it be?

At first, my only goal was to create soap that I could use without getting a rash. Much to my delight, I quickly found success. It turns out I am not allergic to soap after all! What I’m allergic to is the preservative that soap companies add to their soaps to prolong their shelf lives.

I shared my newfound love for soapmaking with my family and friends, and showed them what I had made. Several high pitched Ohmygoshes and Thatsadorables later, I realized I may be onto something. I already had one shop on Etsy; I make jewelry and sell it over at www.CrowCanyonJewelry.com. I opened a second shop just for selling the soap, and decided to take custom orders instead of pre-making soap and listing it for sale. It seemed less risky; I didn’t have to buy supplies or make anything until I received an order. And I don’t add any preservatives to my soap.

The name Smelly Cat Soaps is homage to one of my all time favorite television shows, “Friends.” I love when I am selling soap at craft shows and people read my shop name, smile, then start to sing the Smelly Cat song a la Phoebe Buffay. I also love to hear the squeals of excited children as they proudly yell the names of all the little soap animals I have out on my table. “Mommy look, it’s a hedgehog! Mommy Mommy, an elephant! Mommy, she has turtles and puppies” etc.

I am enjoying this business and I love being my own boss. I get to be as creative as I want, and that is AWESOME! I don’t have to answer to anyone but my customers, so if I want to get crazy silly and fun in my automatic “Thanks for your order” message, (hint – it is actually pretty hilarious) there’s no one to tell me I can’t!

Right now, this is just a small business I do on the side. But I believe my soap has the potential to really take off. I love helping customers make bath time fun for their kids, create the perfect gift, or order truly unique wedding or shower favors. Please keep me in mind for all your future soaping needs.

I use a lot of Natures Garden scents in my soaps. You can’t smell them from here, but the soaps in the picture are:

In the Mood fragrance oil

Misbehavin fragrance oil

I’m Too Sexy fragrance oil

Princess type fragrance oil

Cashmere type fragrance oil

 

Your Website: www.SmellyCatSoaps.com

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SmellyCatSoaps

Jul
11

Marketing Your Soap to Men

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It’s a mistake not to market soap to men

It’s super easy for us women to get excited over beautifully-smelling soap, and we get even more excited when the soap has fancy designs.  What woman can resist cupcake soap with a mountain of soap frosting on top of it?  What woman can resist how wonderful her bathroom smells after using a bar of homemade soap?  Not to mention how wonderful we smell after using one of those fabulous bars!  We women like those little extra luxuries; they make us feel good.

But, what about men?  Do they like homemade soap too?  You betcha!  Last summer, I brought some homemade cold process soap to the moms on my son’s baseball team.  I figured that they would be excited, and they were.  However, the person who seemed to enjoy the soap the most was not a woman at all; t was Brett’s coach.  Before a game, he pulled me aside and asked if he could buy some homemade soap from me.  He said he had never used soap like that before, and liked it much better than the store bought soap.  As most of you know, I do not sell finished cold process soap, but I did give him a few more bars of my soap that I made for testing our fragrances.

Just the other day, my cousin’s husband was visiting from Baltimore and he asked me if I had anymore of the homemade soap I had given him the last time they were in Ohio.  He is in construction, and his hands get extremely dry and callused. He said that my homemade soap made his hands much softer than the store bought soap he had at home.  I gave him a few bars and he was thrilled!  Not only that, but he has been trying to get my cousin to start making soap for him.  Of course there is nothing stopping him from making it himself.  Soap making is not a science/craft reserved for just women you know.

So, you see, women like the homemade soap primarily for the smell &  aesthetics, and secondarily for the skin softening.  Men like homemade soap primarily for the skin softening qualities.  Men like their skin to look and feel young too.  My point is:  If you are not targeting men in your marketing strategy, you are missing an entire market sector that is actually showing growth.  While men may not insist that the soap you sell them has pretty swirls or fancy designs, they love homemade soap just as much as women do.  It is a mistake not to market your soap to men.

Natures Garden sells soap making supplies for making cold process soap.  We also sell an entire line of melt and pour soap bases for those of you who do not want to work with lye.  Whether you choose to make your own soap from scratch, or make soap with melt and pour soap bases, either of these products will be much better for your skin than store bought brands.

Happy Soaping!

Have a Bubbly Awesome Day!

Deborah Ward

www.naturesgardencandles.com

 

Jul
10

Where Can I Buy Soap Making Supplies

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If you are looking for high quality soap making supplies, Natures Garden is your solution. We offer everything you need whether you are just starting your soap making craft or if you are a veteran soap crafter!

Where Can I Buy Soap Making Supplies

Deciding to venture into soap making can sometimes leave you with more questions than answers.  Where do I begin?  Where can I find informative classes and recipes?  Where is the best place to purchase soap making supplies?  We can understand that there are probably tons of these questions whirling around in your head.

Well, at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supply; we have your answers.  Our staff has put in countless hours testing, researching, and writing informative soap making classes, tried and true soap recipes, and in the case of Cold Process Soaping; even tested every fragrance oil that we carry so that you have some insight as to how the fragrance oil behaves.

Providing soap making supplies to everyone- hobbyist and small business owners alike, if you are in the market for soap making supplies, Natures Garden is your answer.  We carry many soap making supplies like fragrance oilssoap colorants, molds, waxes/ butters/oils, additives, equipment, and even herbs and spices.

In fact, Natures Garden also carries several varieties of melt and pour soaps where the saponification process has already been done for you.  With melt and pour soap, it can be as simple as using the soap as is, or scenting and molding the soap to give it your true unique touch.

If you are still are seeking a place to start your soap making skills, a great place to start looking is at Natures Garden’s Soap Classes.  Not only are they super informative, they are FREE, and free reputable information is never a bad thing.

Jun
08

Passionate about Unique Soap Mixture

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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:   Effie Blasini,  Energetically Divine

I love anything that has to do with bath and body products. From the time I could actually use them, there was not anything I did not want to try – I would save my money just to go and buy something. Then as I grew older, I tried making simple things. Perfume and fragrance is my life.  I started off making soap the MP way, then moved into HP. I found that no matter what I did, the HP was not moisturizing enough for me and all though the MP base was doing what I wanted, I couldn’t be as versatile with it. So, one day, I had a great thought – why not mix the two together and see what happens. And that is how my particular soap creation was born. I was able to add the fragrance & dyes to the MP base and then after both were ready to go, I would mix the bases together to create a wonderful soap! My soap has the texture of a HP soap with all the wonderful moisturizing effects of the goats milk MP base. It lathers up real nice, holds fragrance and keeps the skin moisturized after use. I love it!!! It sells out every time. And now everyone knows my secret – I hope everyone tries this at least once to see the difference it makes.

Double Chocolate soap – Goat milk MP base, Macadamia oil & Organic coconut oil HP soap base, Chocolate cupcake, German chocolate cake & Gourmet dark chocolate fragrance oil, Dutch cocoa powder, Cocoa butter & Silky emulsifying wax.

Your Website:  energeticallydivine.wordpress.com

Jun
06

Cold Process Soap Making 14 Years

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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Debbie’s Handmade Soap

I have been making CP soap going on 14 years! I heard about soap making at a Mom’s Retreat for home school moms and it just reached right out and grabbed me. I read everything I could find about the “hobby”. My first batches were not the greatest. I kept on researching and making different batches trying to find a soap that would help my daughters Eczema. After much trial and error I finally got my recipe the way I wanted it….a soap with a rich creamy lather and a soap that conditioned the skin and one that would hold it scent for the duration of the bar! With the help of Nature’s Garden I have some of the best scents there are!! I had so many bars of soap that were “tryouts” in the beginning and one day a lady who had bought some soap from me at a little market I attended called me and said “Do you know that your soap floats? “ I said “ No I didn’t know that” when my husband came home that evening we were talking and I told him what she had said. As I was finishing up getting dinner on the table I went to call for him and couldn’t figure out where he was. I opened the bathroom door and there he was sitting in the tub with 8 or 9 bars of soap and he looked up and said “Hey this one really does float!” It was so funny. I started out making about 10 – 4.5 ounce bars per batch and now I make 40- 4.5 ounce bars per batch and some days I make all 16 of my molds full of soap, that’s 640 bars of soap at one time!! The soap is 50% Olive Oil and is so healing for problem skin.  It took me 3 years to perfect the soap and now almost 14 years later I am so glad I let it grab me, what started as an interest quickly turned into a business and I am glad for I have so enjoyed it! I do retail and wholesale and have shipped to every state nation wide!! My website is in the process of being up dated new pics and videos are on the way soon. My FB page has up to date pics of my work. Stop by and see us or give me a call if you have any questions

In The Picture….Blackberry BlingLoving Spell (Pink), Gardenia,Fresh Strawberry, and Honey Almond.

Your Website: www.debbieshandmadesoap.com

Facebook page: Debbie’s Handmade Soap (Indiana)