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Valentine's Day Bouquet Recipe

A fragrant assortment of soap on a stick, aroma buds, and aroma bead ornaments on a stick.

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Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:

Glass Vase
Kabob Skewers
Babies Breath
Metal Baking sheet that you do not plan to cook food on again
Large Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup with spout
Ribbon for Decorating
Small Paint brush for applying mica pigment

1. Prepare the Aroma Bead Ornaments:
    
A. Pour 1/4 cup Angel Type fragrance oil into the Ziploc bag. Add 3 drops of Red Liquid Spectrum Candle dye. Never use food coloring or soap dyes to color aroma beads. Seal the bag. Gently shake.

     B. Pour 1 cup Aroma Beads into the Ziploc bag. You will want to shake the bag until all of the liquid is evenly dispersed among all of the beads. Allow aroma beads to thoroughly absorb fragrance oil (this may take days). Add a pinch of Diamond Dust mica pigment. This will make your heart ornaments look like rubies.

     C. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

     D. Place 6-7 metal cookie cutters (hearts and cupid) on the cookie sheet. Take the prepared aroma beads and carefully fill each cookie cutter approximately 1/4 inch. You will want to spread your prepared aroma beads evenly throughout the cookie cutter.

     E. If you would like to have a hole in your air fresheners (for hanging purposes), you will need to use screws/nails. Place a 1/4 inch diameter screw/nail head-down in the spot where you want the hole to be located. Leave the screw/nail in during the whole cooking process.

     F. Bake aroma beads in oven for about 5-6 minutes (or until the beads have melted together). It is normal to experience some smoking. 

     G. When the beads are melted together, remove the cookie sheet from the oven.

     H. Allow the air fresheners to cool. Remove the cookie cutter and screw/nail from the air freshener.

     I. Carefully peel the air freshener off of the cookie sheet.

     J. Poke the pointy end of a kabob skewer into the base of each ready made ornament.

2. Prepare the Aroma Buds:
    
A. Using a transfer pipette, place 2-3 drops of fresh cut roses fragrance oil on the very tips of the aroma buds. Do not spray aroma buds, and do not place fragrance oil
close to the base of the bud, or the petals may fall off.

3. Prepare Victorian Heart Soaps on a Stick:
    
A. Each block of Natures Garden Natural Goat's Melt and Pour Soap is perforated into 40 cubes. Each cube is approximately 1 oz. Melt a total of 15 cubes of soap in microwave. Heat the base for 30 seconds at a time until it is completely melted.

     B. Once soap is completely melted, add 4 drops of Neon Pink FUN liquid soap color, plus 1 Tablespoon Dare to Be Sexy Fragrance Oil. Stir.

     C. Pour mixture into Victorian heart soap molds. Spritz with some alcohol to remove any air bubbles. We allow our soap to set up in the refrigerator or freezer so that it releases more easily from the molds.

     D. Once soap is set up, pop out of molds.

     E. Using a small paint brush, apply a small amount of diamond dust mica pigment to the detailed areas of the soap. This will give the soap some bling bling!

     F. Poke pointy end of kabob skewer into the base of each of these soaps.

4. Add some unscented aroma beads to your vase before adding your arrangement parts.
Add your aroma buds, aroma bead ornaments on sticks, babies breath, and scented soap on sticks to the vase. Decorate vase by adding a bow.

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