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Jan
14

Juniper Berry Benefits


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Juniper Berry BenefitsJuniper Berry Benefits

There are many different ways to gain Juniper Berry benefits for your body. First, you can include these berries in your food to create some delicious and unique recipes. This may help provide your body with various nutrients and beneficial properties. Also, you could create bath and body recipes that integrate these properties to benefit the body. Plus, these Juniper Berries whole can be used to decorate various Natures Garden recipes. So, this herb is useful to both decorate your creations and provide beneficial properties for these recipes.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Growing ConditionsJuniper Berry Benefits: Growing Conditions

Juniper Berry plants are most common in the Northern Hemisphere and they come in a few different varieties. You can tell these varieties apart by their heights, as they are either one and a half feet tall, four feet tall, six feet tall, or twenty-five feet tall. So, these plants can vary from the sizes of small shrubs to large trees. Since they are similar to conifers, they have needles or scales that are useful for helping the plant survive droughts. But, this means that the Juniper plant can’t handle being over watered. If they have wet soil that doesn’t drain well, they will suffer. So, you should never need to water your plant unless there have been severe drought conditions. Although Junipers prefer acidic soil, they can grow in a variety of soil types. Also, they will prefer to be exposed to full sun.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Harvesting Your Juniper Berries

First, make sure that you do in fact have an edible variety of juniper before you begin your harvest. The most common edible variety of juniper is Juniperus communis, but there are many varieties out there that are poisonous or bitter tasting. After you are sure you have the correct tree, you will want to pick the soft berries that are a blue/black color. Make sure that you don’t pick unripe berries as they won’t dry properly. Then, you can dry your berries by allowing them to set inside at room temperature for approximately three weeks. Once the berries are dried you will need to remove any berries that are brown or have viable entrance holes. These berries will have bugs living inside them. Lastly, you can either use your berries immediately or store them in an airtight jar for up to a year.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Caution for Anyone that has Apple Trees

You may want to hold off on planting a juniper berry tree/shrub if you have an apple tree. There is a fungus that can infect your apple tree called cedar-apple rust. It will begin growing on the juniper trees or shrubs first. Then, the fungus can make its way to any of the apple trees nearby. So, you would be putting your apple trees at risk by planting juniper nearby. However, anyone without apple trees won’t have to worry about this disease transfer.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Industry Uses

You can find many different ways to use juniper berries in a variety of products. First, you can use this herb to spice up your meals or to flavor gin. Also, you can create a tonic or tea to benefit from some of the medicinal properties of juniper. Further, you can use this botanical herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes. So, let’s look into the benefits that you can gain from adding this herb to your products.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses for Juniper BerriesJuniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses

In ancient medicine, Juniper Berries were used to treat all kinds of illnesses. Plus, many different cultures developed ideas of how they could use this herb in their medical practices. This lovely herb was considered to be able to purify blood and was thought to boost stamina for the Greeks. Also, ancient Egyptians used Juniper to embalm their dead. Then, Juniper was made into a tonic that became popular by Europeans in the 17th century. While this was originally created as a diuretic, this juniper tonic quickly became known as gin.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses for Juniper Berries

Today, there are many medicinal uses for juniper berries. Primarily, this herb continues to be used as a diuretic. These berries can be used to get your kidneys to work more efficiently, which will stimulate your urinary passages. While this can be useful for helping reduce renal insufficiency, weakness of the bladder, or weakness of the urethra, it is dangerous for a kidney infection. So, you should ask a doctor before using this herb if you have any urinary tract issues.

Plus, the antimicrobial and antifungal properties in this herb have been found to be useful against certain infections. For example, studies have shown that this herb can be used to fight the bacteria that cause illnesses like E. coli, pneumonia, gonorrhea, Staphylococcus aureus, and more! Further, this herb’s antiseptic properties are useful for treating scrapes and cuts to prevent infection. Also, this herb is a carminative agent that has been known to help move gas through the body. Further, it is thought to prevent more gas from being produced while it is in your system. So, this herbal property can be used to reduce indigestion, chest pain, and stomach aches. Furthermore, Juniper can be used to prevent stomach ulcers and get the stomach back on track. This is due to the herb promoting stomach bile secretion, which protects the inner lining of the stomach. 

Also, this herb can be used to reduce symptoms of joint pain, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Juniper can help with these conditions as this herb improves blood circulation and helps remove toxins from the body. These toxins are flushed out using excess sweating, which will help clear your pores, too. Further, there are properties in this cosmetic herb that help to reduce swelling. Also, this herb is useful for reducing muscle cramps and spasms.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Food and BeveragesJuniper Berry Benefits: Food and Beverages

In areas of Northern Europe, like  Scandinavia, Germany, or some regions of France, Juniper is commonly used as a spice for cooking. It is most popular to use Juniper to spice up meaty dishes, like chicken or beef. Just make sure not to overcook the herb, as it can draw out an unpleasant, bitter flavor. Instead, you may want to try toasting them. However, Americans are more likely to have added juniper in their gin than their meals. In fact, gin was named after Juniper in the Dutch language. The taste of juniper is uniquely refreshing and tangy with notes of pine and citrus. Anyone that wants to add more juniper into their diet should check out 16 Recipes That Make the Most of Juniper Berries by Brit + Co.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsJuniper Berry Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Also, you can add this herb to various cosmetic recipes to provide the body with a variety of benefits. Of course, you can add these berries whole to your recipe. However, this is not the only way to use this herb. You can create an herbal tea with this cosmetic supply to add to your recipes, as well. Further, you can infuse your oils with the properties of dried Juniper Berries. So, there are many different ways that you can add some juniper berries to your products.

First, antibacterial and antiseptic properties have been found in Juniper. These properties can be useful for treating minor cuts and scrapes, as this herb will protect the body from infection. Also, the known astringent and detoxifying properties are useful for helping to control sebum production and balance oily skin. This is perfect for helping to prevent clogged pores or breakouts. Plus, these properties can be beneficial for improving skin tone and help to shrink your pore size. So, this is another way that Juniper can be used to help reduce the production of sebum. Not only is this property great for balancing the sebum production of oily skin, but it can be useful for preventing acne breakouts.

Plus, this herb is helpful for reducing blemishes, rashes, and eczema. Also, this herb will help bring more blood to the skin. This will help nourish skin cells and promote healthy growth. Also, the antioxidants in this herb can be used to fight oxidation damage, which can leave the skin looking aged. So, adding this herb to your skin care will help prevent signs of premature aging.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesJuniper Berry Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We at Natures Garden have incorporated the Juniper Berries herb wholesale into a variety of homemade recipes. First, we Incorporated this herb and a few others into our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. This blend of herbs creates an authentic aroma in the wax tart recipe. Also, we included this botanical herb in our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe. While this product is different from a candle, the herb provided a nice scent. Plus, the Juniper added to the wreath appearance. Additionally, we included this herb into the Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe. The Juniper berries were useful in the bath tea as their natural menthol content, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. Further, we used juniper berries in our Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe to provide a decorative topping. Plus, it can be used with the poppy seed herb to help exfoliate the body.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Other BenefitsJuniper Berry Benefits: Other Benefits

Some people have found that this herb can be useful for disinfecting the air. Since this herb has antimicrobial properties, it is thought that Juniper can be used to purify the air. So, it could be beneficial to include this herb with your natural candle making supplies. You can either add this herb whole to your homemade wax melt recipes or allow this herb to soak using bath tea bags in your melting candle wax. This will allow you to create a candle that includes this aroma without the risk of adding whole herbs, which have a potential to catch on fire.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Attracting Birds to Your Home

If you enjoy bird watching, then you may want to consider using plants to attract birds to your home. This way you can enjoy all kinds of beautiful birds without having to leave the comfort of home. One great plant that you can use is Juniper! This plant will attract a variety of birds that like to eat the juniper berries. According to a birdwatcher, who with a juniper berry bush, the bird types that seem to frequent these bushes were cedar waxwings, bark creepers, blackbirds, grackles, robins, sparrows, and many others. He loved to watch them from his windows as they were feasting on the berries. While Juniper attracts birds, it isn’t the only plant you can use to attract birds to your area. You can find a list of different plants you can use on Birdscaping: Creating Your Landscape to Attract Birds from the Ohio Landscape Association.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsJuniper Berry Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you learned something new about the Juniper Berries herb. If you have any more questions about this herb or any others, then feel free to ask us your questions. We are available in the store, on our HUG line, and online. An easy way to reach us online is our social media. We have a Facebook page and you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter and Instagram. Good luck and hope to hear from you soon!

Juniper Berry Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our Juniper Berries Whole herb for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
30

Candle Ideas for Christmas


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Candle Ideas for ChristmasCandle Ideas for Christmas

There are all kinds of fun candle ideas for Christmas that are available from Natures Garden. Since there are a variety of ways to use these fun craft making recipes, they are perfect for the holiday season! First of all, you can use our homemade candle recipes to create candles that are gorgeous and cheerful. So, these homemade candles are perfect for decorating your home for the holiday season. Second, each of our lovely scented candle recipes have a fantastic aroma that would be perfect for this time of year! Whether you are interested in creating unique Christmas candles to decorate this year or providing lovely aromas throughout your home, you will absolutely want to check out our scented candle recipes in the craft blog below!

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Candy Cane Candle RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

First of all, you can use your wholesale candle making supplies to create the refreshing Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This lovely candle recipe uses layers of candle wax to create a pattern that looks just like a real candy cane! Plus, this fun scented recipe is topped with whipped wax and peppermint candy wax embeds. Not only is this a great candle to use for decoration, but this candle has a lovely aroma, too. This scented candle uses the true scent of our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. So, your scented candle will have a cheerful aroma of refreshing peppermint leaves, perfectly ripened strawberries, and a dry down of vanilla. So, this is a fantastic candle recipe to create for the holiday season that peppermint lovers are sure to adore.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Eggnog Candle RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Eggnog Candle Recipe

Another fantastic candle recipe for the holiday season is the scrumptious Eggnog Candle Recipe. First of all, this lovely candle was created to look just like a full mug of rich eggnog. Everything about this candle from the real glass, the foam top, and the real cinnamon herb make this a fantastic candle for to decorate your home this holiday season. Further, this scented candle uses a delicious fragrance oil, which is the Eggnog Fragrance Oil. So, this homemade candle recipe will have notes of creamy eggnog along with strong notes of buttercream and vanilla. These tasty notes are followed by notes of spice, which include cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. The lovely appearance and mouth watering aroma lead to a candle recipe that is perfect for both decorating and scenting the home for the holidays.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Rustic Wax Melts RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe

The Rustic Wax Melts Recipe is melted wax tart recipe that would be perfect to create for the holidays. The wholesale herbs in this recipe include cloves, juniper berries, orange peel, and cinnamon sticks. Further, this cute scented wax recipe is perfect for filling your home with a warm, rustic scent. This candle recipe uses the lovely Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil with notes of mulled apple cider, fresh pineapple, and orange zests that are surrounded by warm notes of cinnamon and clove. Plus, this fragrance oil is enhanced by the same herbs that created such a lovely appearance for these wax melts. This means that when you burn these adorable wax melts you will enjoy the aroma of this warm holiday aroma and fresh spice herbs!

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Gingerbread Latte Candle RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Gingerbread Latte Candle Recipe

Next, we have the lovely Gingerbread Latte Candle Recipe that you can create this lovely holiday season. This delightful homemade candle recipe is perfect for decorating your home. First, this mug is full of a scrumptious gingerbread latte scented candle. Plus, this delicious latte candle has a lovely little gingerbread man cookie dunked in the drink. Not only is this fun candle recipe perfect for decorating for this season, but this scented candle has a scrumptious aroma. The scrumptious scent of this candle recipe comes from the lovely Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has a marvelous blend of rich roasted Columbian coffee with spices and toasted hazelnut. This blend of fragrance notes rest on a sweet base of vanilla butter cream that make this latte aroma simply irresistible!

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Santa Candle RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Santa Candle Recipe

Another fun candle recipe that you can create for the holiday season is our Santa Candle Recipe. This fun Christmas candle was inspired by Santa’s jolly holiday suit! Not only is the candle red and white, but we created a felt belt to go around the candle’s middle. So, this festive candle recipe is perfect for decorating for the holidays. Further, this fun candle recipe is topped with scrumptious sugar cookies. Plus, this fun Christmas themed candle uses the lovely aroma of our Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of balsam, fir, and pine blended with warm, scrumptious notes of warm vanilla sugar cookies. This yummy aroma adds to this fantastic candle recipe to create a great candle recipe for the holidays.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe

There is nothing like the fresh aroma of cookies perfect for leaving out on Christmas Eve for jolly old Saint Nick. So, the scrumptious aroma of the Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe is perfect for the holidays. Each of these lovely sugar cookie wax tarts are topped with sweet chocolate kisses. These perfect wax melt cookies are perfect for decorating your home this holiday season. Not only is our wax tart recipe perfect for decorating this winter, but these lovely wax melts will provide you with a mouth watering chocolate cookie aroma. This delicious aroma is due to the scent of our Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil. This Natures Garden fragrance oil has a scrumptious aroma of freshly baked cookies with notes of semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla. These lovely scented wax tarts look and smell absolutely scrumptious.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Reindeer Poo Candle RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe

Our Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe is another fun candle recipe that would be perfect of decorating your home for the holidays. This unique candle recipe is perfect for adding some silly fun to your typical holiday decorations. Plus, you can enjoy the lovely aroma of our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. This festive and fun aroma has sweet top notes of apples and pears that are followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. These lovely scents are wonderfully balanced with base notes of vanilla, cedar wood, and patchouli. Further, you can even use this fun candle as a Christmas gift idea that is sure to get a laugh and be enjoyed for it’s lovely scent!

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Christmas Wreath Fire Starters RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe

Also, you can enjoy our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe this season. These scented wax recipes are made for two purposes. First, you can use these wax creations in your fireplace. Not only can you use this craft recipe to help get toasty by the fire, but this homemade fire starter uses the scent of our Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil. So, you can fill your home with the aroma of freshly cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pine cones. So, you can enjoy the convenience of your fire starter as well as the perfectly traditional and welcoming holiday aroma.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Pinecone Firestarters RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Pinecone Firestarters Recipe

Another option that we have for fire starting help is the Pinecone Firestarters Recipe. This fun recipe uses scented wax to create another fantastic wax recipe that is both convenient and smells fantastic! Of course, you can use these wax covered pine cones to easily start up your fireplace. But, this scented wax recipe adds to the experience with the aroma of our Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a lovely aroma of sweet, creamy pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. So, you are sure to stay cozy with a crackling fire and warm fragrance.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Santa Hat Candle RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Santa Hat Candle Recipe

Next, we have the adorable Santa Hat Candle Recipe! This fun homemade candle recipe uses cupcake candle mold and whipped candle wax to create these fun Christmas candles! Not only can you make your holiday candles look like cute Santa hats, but these candles are scented with some lovely fragrance oils. These scented candles use the lovely Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil to provide a scrumptious aroma. This fragrance oil has notes of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of yummy holiday spices. This scented oil is perfect for creating fantastic holiday candles that you will love to have this holiday season.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Gingerbread Men Wax Ornaments RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Gingerbread Men Wax Ornaments Recipe

Next, we have a fun scented wax recipe that is perfect for helping decorate the Christmas tree. Our cute Gingerbread Men Wax Ornaments Recipe allow you to make unique holiday ornaments that look cute and smell great! Your home will be irresistible with the aroma of our Gingerbread Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is the true aroma of spiced cookie with hints of  fresh notes of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. So, you can enjoy these gingerbread man ornaments on your tree as well as the strong cold scent throw of this fresh bakery scent.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

Next, we have a scented wax recipe that any coffee lover would be sure to enjoy! Our Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe uses real coffee beans and scrumptious fragrance oils to create an irresistible wax tart. The fabulous aroma of the whole coffee beans blend perfectly with the scent of French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil with sweet notes of vanilla and freshly brewed coffee. Further, the scent of this wax melt is enhanced by the sweet aroma of our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil with fresh baked aroma of French vanilla with a touch of cinnamon sticks, gingerbread, and maple syrup. You will love using this deliciously sweet blend of coffee and warm spice in your home this holiday season!

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeCandle Ideas for Christmas: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

Finally, we have the Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe. This scented wax recipe uses pillar of bliss wax and snowflake wax embeds to look just like snow! Plus, this scoopable wax melt recipe uses the Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has an aroma that is of crisp, clean peppermint with notes of sweet vanilla bean. So, you can enjoy both the lovely appearance of this wax melt recipe and the scrumptious crisp winter aroma.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Homemade Holiday Decorations

While festive holiday candles are a fun way to decorate your home for the holidays. However, these fun homemade candles aren’t the only way to brighten up the season. You can find even more fun ways to decorate your home in HGTV’s article on Our 75+ Favorite Handmade Holiday Decorating Ideas. This article is full of all kinds of fun and unique ways to create handmade Christmas decorations for this cheery season. There are ideas for fun center pieces, wreaths, fire place decorations and so much more! So, you can fill your entire home with the wonderful Christmas candle recipes from Natures Garden as well as the fun holiday crafts to liven up your home this cheery season!

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Reach Out to UsCandle Ideas for Christmas: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed these holiday themed Christmas candles! If you have any questions about these candle making recipes, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available to help you create candle making recipes that are absolutely stunning! Of course, you can reach out to us on the phone, in the store, and online. Anyone that would like to reach us online should definitely check out our social media pages! You can find us on Facebook. Plus, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. You can use these social media platforms to ask questions and get candle making advice. Also, you can use these platforms to stay posted on new craft making recipes or even chat with other craft makers. So, there are all kinds of great reasons to find us online.

Aug
03

12 Peach Fragrance Oils


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12 Peach Fragrance Oils12 Peach Fragrance Oils

Say hello to 12 Peach Fragrance Oils that are perfect for your recipes, as they are sweet, juicy, and just absolutely scrumptious! So, these wonderful Natures Garden fragrance oils are perfect for scenting your homemade recipes. Whether you want to incorporate these scented oils with your candle making supplies or soap making supplies, this fragrance oil is perfect for your homemade recipes. Plus, we have all kinds of different peach scents that you can choose from. Whether you are looking for a true peach scent, a softer aroma, of something spicy, we have the perfect peach just for you! So, let’s get into all the different types of peach scents we have to offer.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Fresh Peach Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Fresh Peach Fragrance Oil

First, you can include the delightful aroma of our Fresh Peach Fragrance Oil in your various homemade candle recipes or cosmetic recipes. This fragrance oil is the best peach fragrance that is sweet and true to life! The aroma of this scent oil is of biting into a freshly ripened peach that was freshly picked from the tree. If you enjoy peaches, then your mouth is sure to be watering due to the true, juicy aroma of our fresh peach scented oil. You can include this wonderful aroma can be used at a rate of no more than 5% to create all kinds of gorgeous bath and body products. Additionally, you can use this scent at a maximum of 10% in your scented wax recipes. So, you can create peach scented candles and wax melt recipes.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the fantastic scent of our Georgia Sunrise Fragrance Oil to create some scrumptious homemade recipes. This peach oil uses a blend of fresh, juicy peaches and ripened raspberries. This fruity blend of peach and raspberry is enhanced with a dry down of delicious vanilla to create a best selling, original scent! Of course, you can use this wonderfully sweet aroma to create all kinds of homemade craft recipes. You can use a maximum of 5% of this scent in your various bath and body recipes. Further, this scrumptious scent can be used to create wax melts and scented candles.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Love Juice Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Love Juice Fragrance Oil

Another scrumptious fruity scented oil that you can incorporate in your various recipes is our delicious Love Juice Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a flirty aroma that is reminiscent of a new couple that is head over heals in love , having fun, and just loving life. This aroma starts with an orange bouquet that blends with the juicy aroma of fresh peach and apricot. Further, this scent has notes of gardenia and jasmine. These delightful notes are all sitting on a soft, dry musk. This original fragrance oil uses the delicious aroma of peachy notes to create a fantastic fragrance for your various products. You can use the typical amount of 5% in your various cosmetic recipes. Plus, you can make wax room scent recipes with a maximum of 10% of this fragrance oil.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Recipe12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Recipe

One fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create with this delightful, fun fragrance is the Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Recipe. This bath bomb recipe uses this fantastically sweet scent to create a relaxing aroma that is perfect for the bath. Further, this fun, fizzy bath bomb includes sunflower oil to help nourish the skin.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can enjoy the scrumptious aroma of our Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil to create bath and body recipes. Plus, you can use this scented oil to create mouth watering, fruit scented candles. This scrumptious aroma has juicy fruit notes of peach nectar that is luscious and not too sweet. Further, the peach aroma blends beautifully with notes of Bergamot, Banana, Cherry, Orange that are followed by notes of orange blossom. Finally, this mouthwatering orchard of fruit scents is rounded out with green notes and soft vanilla. If you want to use this perfect summer scent in your own homemade recipes, then know that you can use a max of 5% in your bath and body recipes and you can use a max of 10% in your scented candle recipes.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out the scrumptious aroma of our Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil in your bright summer recipes. The scent of this fragrance is of scrumptious fruit tones that blend perfectly with warm spicy accents to create the delicious sweet and spicy mango salsa scent. This scent begins with bright citrus notes of tangerine that blend with tangy cherry notes. Then, the scent has a strong scent of freshly ripened peach at its heart, which is enhanced with notes of strawberry and hints of spice. Finally, this fragrance uses floral undertones and a clean musk base to complete this fruit scent. This enveloping fragrance is perfect for creating cosmetic recipes, like scented lotion recipes, with a maximum rate of 5%. Further, this mango salsa recipe can be used to create make highly scented candles with a rate of 10%.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Sex on the Beach Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Sex on the Beach Fragrance Oil

Further, you can try out this tasty tropical beverage scent in your homemade products. The gorgeous summer scent of our Sex on the Beach Fragrance Oil is fantastic for creating all kinds of great recipes. This fruity scent is a combination of freshly ripened peach that blends of notes of freshly squeezed orange and spiced cranberry to create a fantastic aroma. Although you can only use 0.5%, it is possible to include this sweet summer aroma in your bath and body products. However, we prefer this fragrance oil to create strong scented candles, which you can make with a rate of 10%.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use the aroma of our scrumptious Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil to scent your homemade recipes. This delicious scented oil takes the aroma of sweet, succulent peaches and combines it with fresh, sparkling notes of lime, lemon, and orange. Together these notes create the scent of the perfect party drink! If you want to use this fantastic scent in your cosmetic recipes, then you can use a rate of 5%. Also, we suggest that you use a rate of 10% for making scented candles.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Gingered Peach Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Gingered Peach Fragrance Oil

Also, you can enjoy a wonderful peach scent from our Gingered Peach Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a well-balanced combination of aromas that create a warm, sweet fragrance. This scent oil has top notes of juicy peach nectar, spicy clove, and sweet banana. These scents are blended with the aromas of fresh ginger, delectable pear, and sweet coconut milk. Finally, the aroma is rounded out with notes of vanilla, sugar cane, and a white woodsy scent. This marvelous fragrance would be perfect for creating scented candles, which can include a maximum of 10% for this scent. Also, you can make some wonderfully scented bath bombs, scented lotion, and other homemade cosmetics at a rate of 5% for this scent.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic peach fragrance that you can use in your products is the White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance Oil. This elegant fragrance oil uses a blend of upscale floral aromas with notes juicy fruits and notes of musk and sandalwood to create an enticing scent. This aroma starts with gorgeous floral notes of peony petals, muguet lily and silk flowers (mimosa flowers), floral sandalwood and floral musk. Further, this fruity scent has effervescent notes of fresh peach, mandarin, and neroli blossoms. Further, you may find that this fragrance oil is similar to the scent of caress daily silkening. You can use a rate of 5% of this fragrance perfectly with your soap-making supplies or other bath and body recipes. Also, you can use a rate of 10% of this fragrance to create wonderful scented candles.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe

We used this fantastic peach fragrance in our homemade Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe. We use flax seed to create a natural gel as well as shea butter to help nourish the hair. Plus, the tantalizing aroma of our White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance will have you smelling wonderful. So, this great hair care product is wonderful for holding hair in place and providing a refreshing peach aroma.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Peach Smoothie Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Peach Smoothie Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can include the yummy aroma of our Peach Smoothie Fragrance Oil in your various formulations. This incredible scent has fruity and floral notes that blend perfectly with notes of with musk and greenery to create this tasty aroma. This scented oil starts with bubbly peach top notes and notes of cranberry. This scent is followed by notes of bergamot and jasmine. These notes are all resting on a base of green notes and white musk. So, this is a perfect scent for creating all kinds of bath and body recipes. You can use a rate of 5% in cosmetic recipes of with your soap making supplies. Also, you can use a maximum rate of 10% to create delicious homemade candles.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the scent of our Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil in your homemade candles or scented soap. This succulent blend of juicy fruits and refreshing floral aromas is simply irresistible. The fragrance blends fruity notes of tart lemon and grapefruit with sweet, juicy notes of peach nectar and raspberry These notes intertwine with scents of refreshing pink tulip, soft jasmine, magnolia, and wild honeysuckle. You can use a maximum rate of 10% in scented candles and other wax scenting products. Also, you can use a rate of 5% for any of your bath and body recipes.

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

One fantastic way to use this fragrance oil is to create a lovely scented lotion. We used this aroma in our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe to create a recipe that smells lovely and cares for your skin. Not only does this recipe contain oils and butters to nourish your skin, but it has hibiscus flowers and rose hips powder, too. This recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a luxurious, high quality lotion recipe!

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Peaches-N-Cream Fragrance Oil12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Peaches-N-Cream Fragrance Oil

Finally, we have the soft, creamy scent of our lovely Peaches-N-Cream Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is perfect for creating all kinds of recipes. This fragrance is a rich blend of freshly ripened, juicy peach notes with buttercream. This sweet blend of scents is perfectly supported by a base of rich, creamy vanilla. You can use 5% of this scrumptious peach fragrance to create bath and body products or use it with your soap and lotion supplies. Plus, you can use this mouthwatering scent at a rate of 10% to create fantastic candle recipes that will perfectly scent your home.

12 Peach Fragrance Oils: Peach Dessert Recipes

If you just can’t get enough peach in your life, then you may want to try out one of these scrumptious peach dessert recipes. After all these scrumptious peach fragrance oil you are sure to be hungry! There are many fantastic recipes that perfectly include peach to create a yummy dessert recipe. So, check out Our Best Peach Desserts by My Recipes to find a yummy recipe. There are quite a few peach desserts to choose from so you have a good chance of finding your new favorite dessert recipe!

12 Peach Fragrance Oil: Reach Out to UsReach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy this scrumptious peach fragrance oils available from Natures Garden. If you have any questions about how to use this scented oils, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find use in the store, on the phone, and online. Anyone looking for us online will find that our social media is a simple way to get in contact with us. We have a Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Our social media platforms is a great place to share your own scented bath and body recipes, too. Hope to hear from you soon!

Jul
05

How Do I Make Wax Melts


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How Do I Make Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts

If you have been asking, “How Do I Make Wax Melts?”, then you are in the right place! Whether you are an experienced candle maker expanding into wax melts or a beginning crafter looking to make their own wax tarts, you can find everything you need to get started right here at Natures Garden. You can use this blog to figure out the ingredients that you will need. Then, head over to our site to find everything you need at a push of a button. Plus, there are even recipes for different wax melt ideas that provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating wax tarts. If you find you need a bit more guidance, then you can call our HUG line as well. We are here to help make this process both fun and easy!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Making SuppliesHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Making Supplies

Just like with candle making, there is some equipment that you are going to need to get started. First, you will need a pouring pot to melt your wax. You will also need a pot filled with a few inches of water and a stove top. Your pouring pot will then be placed into the pot of warm water. Also, you will need a thermometer because you will need to add the fragrance oil at a certain temperature and you need to make sure the wax isn’t too hot when you pour.

Also, you will need to make sure you have a least have your basic supplies, which are candle wax, a scented oil, and packaging supplies. While there are many choices and options for customizing your wax melts, these two key ingredients are all you need to create your scented wax tarts. Also, you need to make sure that you have a plan for packaging your wax melts. There are many options, like clamshells, molds, and much more, and you just need one method to ensure that you are able to store your finished wax melts for later use.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Waxes for Making Wax TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Waxes for Making Wax Tarts

There are many different types of waxes available from Natures Garden. We recommend using a pillar wax for your melts if you are putting them into a mold. However, there are still quite a few that are great when it comes to making a wax melt using a container wax. Choosing the type of wax is very important to the quality of your scented wax melts. So, you may want to learn a bit about your options before choosing a wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Beeswax Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Beeswax Wax Melts

Beeswax is a great choice for making wax tarts. It is perfect for creating hard wax tarts that are easy to package and use. You can either scent this wax on its own or add about 5-10% to a paraffin wax. Adding beeswax to paraffin wax will increase the integrity of the wax melt, which will make it easy to package and then use later. Also, adding some beeswax to your recipe will improve the color and your burn time of your wax tart.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Wow Wax Wax TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Wow Wax Wax Tarts

Speaking of paraffin wax, WOW Wax is a paraffin blend that is soft, creamy and has an excellent scent throw. While you may want to use this wax to make wax tarts, it could be difficult to make tarts. When you go to remove a wax melt from your clamshell or mold, the wax is likely to stick the container. This will ruin the shape and lead to a mess. So, this is when the beeswax comes in handy! Adding a portion of stearic acid or beeswax will make the wax harder and easier to use for making wax tarts. Alternatively, you could package your soft wax melts into portion cups. This will make it easier to transfer the wax to the warmer and cut down on some of that mess.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Can I Use Soy Wax for Wax Melts?How Do I Make Wax Melts: Can I Use Soy Wax for Wax Melts?

While you can use soy wax to create your homemade wax melts, a softer wax like soy wax may be harder to remove from a mold or clamshell container. Similarly, Joy Wax is a candle wax that blends soy with other ingredients to enhance the quality. So, Joy Wax will be a bit soft, as well. However, there are ways that you can effectively use this wax. Again, you could use individually portioned containers and just squeeze the wax into your warmer. Also, you can use Stearic Acid to harden your wax tarts. 

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Best Wax for Clamshell TartsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Best Wax for Clamshell Tarts

One of the best waxes for making wax tarts is our Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it is a strong wax made to create pillar candles. So, it will be sure to maintain its shape in the packages. We have made our basic Candle Wax Tarts Recipe with this wax because it is one of the easiest for clamshell wax melts. Also, we have done a few other recipes, like the Pumpkin Delight Chamshell Tarts and the Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe, with this candle wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: How do I Scent Wax Tarts?

Scented oils are an important part of creating your own wax tarts. Your fragrance oil warmers won’t be able to do much without a great scent. Plus, you need to make sure that your scented oil is added correctly or it may not mix properly with the candle wax. So, you need to be able to add your fragrance oils at the right temperatures.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: What Temperature Do I Add My Fragrance Oil?How Do I Make Wax Melts: What Temperature Do I Add My Fragrance Oil?

One crucial thing that you need to remember with fragrance oils is that they should be added to the wax at the correct temperature. This can be found on the page for the individual candle wax. Each candle wax will be different. So, for the best results follow the instructions for that particular candle wax.  Each wax has been tested to find the temperature that will give you the best results using that particular candle wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: How to Scent Candles with SpicesHow Do I Make Wax Melts: How to Scent Candles with Spices

Not only are fragrance oils great for scenting your home, but there are some fragrance herbs that will do make you wax melts look amazing! Our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe was created with Cloves, Juniper Berries, Cinnamon, and Orange Peel that perfectly compliment the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. It has such a wonderful spicy aroma that will fill up your whole house. If you want to find more herbs to try in your wax melts, then check out the Herbs & Spices page.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Shape and Packaging Ideas for Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Shape and Packaging Ideas for Wax Melts

Also, you need to make sure that you have an idea for packaging your wax melts. Otherwise, your tarts may set up before you are able to pour. Depending on the type of wax tart you are making, there are many different options. Here are a few of the most common options.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Clamshell Packaging for Wax MeltsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Clamshell Packaging for Wax Melts

First, we have clamshell wax tarts containers These are most often used for packaging because they are convenient to make and use. Plus, the divider allows you to easily create six individual wax melts in one container! If you want to use this method of packaging, Natures Garden has some high quality clamshell containers.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Portion CupsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Portion Cups

Another good option for wax melts is portion cups. These are especially useful for soft waxes, like container waxes. Many candle makers choose to use the same candle wax in their tarts that they use in their container candles. This way they do not have to purchase two different types of candle wax.  When using portion cups there will be less struggle trying to get the wax out of the container. Just squeeze the container and pop the wax into your wax warmer and don’t worry about a mess. This could also be a good container for transporting wax embeds of various shapes. For example, a few retro flower wax tarts could fit in a container for storage.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle MoldsHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Candle Molds

Another perfect way to create your wax melts is to use silicone candle molds wholesale. This allows you to make all kinds of fun shapes and designs. We used this recipe to create our scrumptious Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe, which is perfect for creating some little cupcake wax melts, too.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Other Ideas for Your Wax Potpourri WarmerHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Other Ideas for Your Wax Potpourri Warmer

Wax melts are great, but there are even more fun ideas out there that you can use for your wax burner. These fun craft recipes take candle wax and make unique creations that are perfect for scenting your home. Plus, you can even use these ideas to get yourself thinking about your own alternatives to typical wax tarts. Just start crafting and see what you can come up with!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

One fun room scenting idea is the Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe. This wax burner potpourri uses a soft candle wax and uses an oil to create a gel consistency. Then, the recipe uses fragrance, mica. and bottles to finish off this great recipe. Now you can simply squeeze out some of this potpourri into your wax warmer and cut out all the worry about using soft soy wax.

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Next, we have a scoop-able wax potpourri recipe that uses cute leaf embeds. The Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe is a simple and fun way to create a room scenting recipe. Most of your wax doesn’t need to be melted and a PET jar is an easy way to package a finished product!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

The Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe is similar to the previous recipe with a different wax embed. Part of the fun is being able to use all sorts of different shapes in your recipes.  You can find all of our embed molds here. If you wanted you could even just color the pillar of bliss wax and layer the product without embeds. It is all up to you!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Make Your Own Wax Melts KitHow Do I Make Wax Melts: Make Your Own Wax Melts Kit

If you are new to making diy wax tarts, then you may want to try out a wax melts kit. This wax tart starter kit has all of the ingredients and packaging that you need to make homemade wax melts. The Clamshell Wax Tart Kit comes with fragrance oils, candle wax, and clamshell containers. Plus, this kit even has a complete set of instructions that will help to guide you through the process of making wax melts!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Wax Melt Warmers

If you are looking for a new candle warmer, then you may want to check out Broad Review’s article on the Best Candle Wax Warmers. This article talks about five of the best-selling candle wax warmers on the market. Plus, they break down some of the best qualities in each to compare to other warmers. So, you may want to check out this article and see what they have found to be the best!

How Do I Make Wax Melts: Need Some Help?How Do I Make Wax Melts: Need Some Advise?

We are here to help! This craft blog is all to help you understand wax melts and hopefully learn something new! There are quite a few combinations for creating your wax melt recipe, but once you make your decision they are pretty easy to create. However, you can reach out to us with any questions that you make have about home made wax melts. Not only are you able to call or stop by the store, but you can find us on social media, too. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck with your wax melts and fun some fun!

Jun
29

Common Candle Making Questions


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Common Candle Making QuestionsCommon Candle Making Questions

All of us at Natures Garden understand that it can be difficult to create perfect candles. Especially if you have serious scent throw issues popping up, it can be frustrating to put time and money into candles that don’t work that way you want. So, we want to answer some common candle making questions to prevent confusion and save you from all that extra troubleshooting. So, let’s talk about common problems so we can get back to creating gorgeous homemade candles!

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wax

First, we are going to talk about questions that often come up in relation to candle wax.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?

You can use a pouring pot and a stove top to melt your wax at home. Also, we recommend using a double boiler method where you have a larger pot with water in it and set your pouring pot full of wax inside. Turn the stove on to medium and allow the water in your pot to boil. This will safely heat your wax without letting it get too hot.

Common Candle Making Questions: Which is the Best Wax for Candle Making?

Choosing the best wax all depends on preference of what you prefer in a finished candle. First, we have soy waxes that are vegan, gluten free, and natural candle waxes. This is the least expensive wax, has a fantastic cold throw, and has a cleaner burn, but it is tricky to get a great hot throw with some fragrances. Also, Soy Wax often has frosting and a rougher finish.

Next, we have paraffin wax, which has the best scent throw, and is in both the Wow Wax and Joy Wax. The Joy wax uses a mixture of paraffin and soy, so it has a cleaner burn due to the soy wax and a really good hot scent throw due to the paraffin wax. Also, it clings to the candle containers better and has less frosting. An option for creating a translucent candle is gel wax, but it isn’t compatible with all fragrances.

Additionally, you can use palm wax, which comes from sustainable sources, has a beautiful crystal finish, and has a great scent throw. Natures Garden carries sustainable palm container and pillar wax. Lastly, Pillar of Bliss Wax and Palm Pillar wax are great options for creating pillars or wax tarts.

Common Candle Making Questions For Making Soy Candles

Since soy wax is so popular among our customers, we wanted to answer some of the most common questions asked about making soy candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?

This temperature depends on the type of soy wax being used. We recommend pouring our 100% soy wax at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. For the Golden Brands 444 or Golden Brands 464, we suggest pouring at 135 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Add Fragrance to Soy Wax?

For heavier fragrance oils with high flash points, we recommend adding the scented oil at 185 degrees Fahrenheit. However, lighter fragrances with lower flash points, Ike citrus scents, would be added around 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: Which Wick is Best for Soy Candles?

Many customers perfer to use a cotton wick for their soy candles. We have two types of cotton wicks available, which are HTP and CD candle wicks.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Make Soy Wax Melts?

Although we don’t carry soy wax in a pillar form for melts, you can still create soy wax melts with container wax. Often, customers will use individual portion cups to package wax melts like these, which can be used to squeeze the wax into the wax burner. This is because it is softer than pillar wax and is difficult to get out of clamshells. However, this wax will not hold the shape from a mold. In fact, it will get stuck in your mold and be difficult to clean.  Another option when making wax melts with a container wax is to add stearic acid to the wax to harden it.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Fragrance

Fragrance is important for creating great scented candles, so its important to know how to get your scented candle oil to work for you!

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Don’t My Candles Have a Good Scent Throw?

This issue could have a few different possible causes. First, you may not have added enough fragrance, which should be 1 oz. per pound on average. However, Natures Garden waxes will allow you to add up to 10% in most cases.  Also, your candle may have a clogged wick. This could be due to adding too much fragrance, vybar, or another additive. Also, additives like mica and crayons will clog your wick.

Another possibility is the type of wax you are using. A wax like paraffin will have a better scent throw than soy waxes. Finally, it is possible that you have the wrong size wick. If you wick is too small, then the flame will not be hot enough to get the aroma into the air. On the other hand, a wick that is too large will burn the scent oil before it can be released into the air.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?

If you have a poor scent throw and you have tried trouble shooting, then you may want to use vybar. The vybar can be used to increase scent throw by adding some amount between a fourth and a half teaspoon per pound of wax. Just be cautious not to add too much or it can clog your wick and reduce your scent throw. We suggest using Vybar 103 for pillar candles and Vybar 206 for container candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Is Fragrance Oil Settling to the Bottom of the Candle?

If you notice that fragrance is settling at either the top or bottom of your candle, then there could be a few reasons to explain it. First, you’ve added too much fragrance oil. Another option is that the wax you are using isn’t porous enough and you may need a more porous wax. Along with this idea, waxes that have been burned or heated too much may reduce in their ability to hold fragrance.  Finally, you may have not stirred enough to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?

While some essential oils can be used in wax warmers, it can be a bit tricky. You need to make sure that they are diluted with either a carrier oil or DPG. Additionally, some essential oils have flashpoints that are too low for a wax warmer. So, you will want to do some testing with the essential oils that you choose.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wicks

Choosing the right wick is another important part of candle making. Otherwise, your candle might not be as effective as it could be.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?

This could be due to either a small wick or a high candle. First, the wick you used may be too small for a candle of this diameter, which you can use our Candle Wick Chart for reference. Also, your wick could be drowning if you poured your candle wax up too high. You should stop pouring before the wax passes the part of the candle jar that changes shape and begins to curve for the lip.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Isn’t My Candle Wax Not Burning Evenly All of the Way Down?

Uneven burning could be due to either the wax or the wick. First, the wick may be too small for your candle’s size. Also, the wax that you chose could be too hard. While you could use a softer wax instead, you could also switch to a hotter wick.

Common Candle Making Questions About General Candle Making

Lastly, we have some general questions about making candles that could be useful for crafting perfect candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Sometimes I Follow All Recommendations and I Still Can’t Seem to Get it Right. Why is That?

There are many factors that can influence the outcome of your homemade candles. First, fragrance oils can impact a candle, as thicker scented oils require you to wick up to get a hotter burn. Also, the room temperature can effect your candles. If the room is too cold, then you can have more issues with glass adhesion and frosting because your candle will setup very quickly.

Additionally, you could have an issue where the scent doesn’t smell as strong because you are used to it. When you are around a scent for too long, your nose will adjust and you won’t notice it as much. If this happens to you, then don’t worry too much just take a break from the scent for awhile and your nose will recognize it again after a long enough break.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why are My Layers Bleeding in my Candle?

This color issue could have one of a few different causes. First, the layers were too hot. If you don’t wait long enough or pour your wax too soon, then the layers can melt one another and start to run into one another. Also, it could be due to over saturating your candle with fragrance, as the extra scented oil will blend with colorant and bring the color with it as it seeps out of the candle.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?

We recommend that you don’t mix mica into the candle itself, because it will clog the wick. But, you can use mica to decorate the outside of pillar candles! After your pillar is created you can then, use the mica on the outer portion of your candle. This shimmery mixture can be used to provide a beautiful sparkle on the outside of your candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can Mica be used in Wax Melts?

Sure! Since we don’t have to worry about clogging the wick, you can mix it straight into the candle wax.

 

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do I Get Rid of the Air Bubbles in My Candles?

There are a few reasons why air bubbles could get trapped in your candles, which include water exposure and pouring at a cooler temperature. So, how do you prevent air bubble in a homemade candle? First, keep water away from your work station. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Further, pour your candle wax slowly and make sure to stop before you hit pour point where your jar begins to change shape. 

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?

We don’t recommend re-purposing old candles to make new ones. While this may seem like a create idea to take all you half used candles and make a new one, the scent is a big concern in this case. If these candles are scented, then they will already contain fragrance oil. Once you melt your old candles, the scent may fade, but many of the wax particles are still holding on to some of the scent oil. This means that you won’t be able to add enough fragrance oil without over saturating your candle. Since the candle already is holding scent, this extra fragrance will seep out and sit on the top of your candle, which is dangerous and can result in a flame that is too large.

Common Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to Us

Hopefully, we were able to get some of your more pressing questions answered. If you have any more questions or concerns about making your own candles, then please reach out to us. We are always happy to help! You can stop by the store, give us a call, or talk to us on social media. If you want to find us online, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck and have fun with candle making!

Jun
14

Candle Making Terminology


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Candle Making TerminologyCandle Making Terminology

We at Natures Garden know that there is a lot of candle making terminology and techniques that you need to know to make great homemade candles. So, we are going to answer some common candle making questions and problems to make your experience more fun. So, set aside your candle making equipment and let’s figure out how to make gorgeous scented candles!

Candle Making Terminology: Types of Candles

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?

Pillar candles are free-standing candles that don’t require a container. These often use a harder type of candle wax that is made for creating pillar candles, like Pillar of Bliss Wax or Palm Pillar Wax.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?

Votive Candles are a smaller kind of candle. The average size is 1.5 ounces and they are about two inches tall and one and a half inches wide. These are often made with a Votive Mold.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?

Tea Lights are very small candles that are about an inch and a half wide and a half inch tall. They can be made in Tea Light Cups .

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Fragrances

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Fragrance Load Mean?

In candle making, fragrance load refers to the amount of fragrance oil that you are using in your homemade candle recipe.

Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?

All you need to do is some simple math that we will walk you through! First, weigh the amount of candle wax you are using. Then, multiply this amount by 0.10, which is 10% to determine the amount of fragrance oil that you can use.

  • Formula: Candle Wax Weight X Fragrance Percentage = Amount of Fragrance That Can Be Added
  • Example: 20 (ounces of candle wax) X 0.10 = 2 ounces of fragrance oil So, since your candle wax is in ounces, the fragrance amount that can be added to the candle wax will also be in ounces.
Candle Making Terminology: What Does Scent Throw Mean?

The scent throw is the strength of fragrance that the candle releases into the air. Cold throw is the strength of scent when the candle is not lit yet. Hot throw is the strength of the scent throw when the candle is lit and burning.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Waxes

Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?

Choosing a candle wax type depends on the type of candle that you want to create. So, the isn’t a universal answer to the question, “Which is the best wax for candle making?” For example, pillar candles would require a pillar wax, which includes Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax and Palm Pillar Wax. The Pillar of Bliss Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that has a great scent throw and a creamy finish. The Palm Pillar Wax has a crystal finish, has a wonderful scent throw, and comes form sustainable sources.

However, container candles would be best with a container wax, which includes soy wax, Joy wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, and gel wax. Soy wax would make a great, inexpensive addition to your natural candle making supplies. It has a clean burn and and excellent cold throw, but it can be tricky to get a good hot throw from certain fragrances. Wow wax is mostly paraffin and has an amazing hot throw, but has a less clean burn. Joy wax is a perfect blend of paraffin wax and soy wax, as well as veggie wax and proprietary ingredients, that provides a cleaner burn with an amazing scent throw. Gel wax has a neat translucent look, but is not compatible with all fragrance oils. Our palm wax comes from sustainable sources that aren’t harming the rainforest, has a beautiful crystal appearance, and a great scent throw.

Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?

Simply, this is wax that is grainy and looks kind of like sand. This wax can be scented and colored without melting, so it is a easy and fun way to create candles with kids. We have made candle recipes like the Bacon Candle Recipe and the Hydrangea Candle Recipe with this type of wax.

Candle Making Terminology: Crucial Temperatures

Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?

Yes, this is very important for creating quality homemade candles! There are a few key moments where you will need a thermometer to be aware of the temperature of your wax. First, you need to make sure that your fragrance oil isn’t added at a temperature that is too hot. If your fragrance is added at a temperature that is too high, then some of the notes may burn off and leave you with a less satisfying scent. Another issue is pouring your wax into the container too soon. If you pour at a temperature that is too cool, you could have improper adhesion, wet spots, sinking, and other issues. So, be sure to check your wax’s description to see the temperature that is should be poured.

Candle Making Terminology: What does sinkhole mean?

Sinkhole is a hole or cavity that appears on your candle as it is setting up. Often, this occurs when the candle wax is poured at too low of a temperature.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?

No, candles should cool as slowly as possible on their own. If you place a candle in the fridge to cool, they may not adhere to the glass properly, which can lead to wet spots.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Wicks

Candle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right WickCandle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right Wick

The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your container. You can see the radius for each wick under it’s description. However, you will still need to test because there are many variable between wax type and fragrance oil. A fragrance with a high flash point and high specific gravity, like vanilla, requires a hotter burn. But, low flash point scents with low specific gravity, like citrus, need a smaller wick. Also, you may hear the terms “wick up’ and “wick down” when talking about find the right wick size. Wick down means that you should use a wick that is smaller than what you have been using and wick up means that you should use a wick that is larger than what you use for candles this size.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?

If you don’t know, tunneling is often the answer for the question, “Why isn’t my candle wax not burning evenly all of the way down?” Tunneling can happen for a few reasons, which includes issues with wick size. If your wick is too small for the diameter of your candle, then it will not burn all the way to the outside edge. So, you may either need a larger wick, multiple wicks, or a different type of wick that will burn hotter.

However, there are a few other issues that could cause tunneling. If you think your wick is the right size, then look into some of these potential issues, First, you may have a clogged wick, which can cause uneven burning. Also, it could be that you didn’t do a memory burn for the candle’s first use to ensure a proper burn. Finally, you may need to use a wax that has a lower melt point that is easier for you chosen wick to handle.

Candle Making Terminology: Why Are My Candle Jars Black After I Burn My Candles?

Often, this occurs when you wick is too big for your jar or your wick is too long. If your wick is trimmed down to 1/4 inch, then the length is fine. You can check the suggested radius for your wick to see if you need to get a smaller size. Also, using too much fragrance can clog the wick and cause more soot than normal.

Candle Making Terminology: Do Candle Wicks Contain Lead?

No, candle wicks in the Unites States, like ours, do not contain lead. In fact, lead core wicks were banned in the US in 2003.

Candle Making Terminology: Proper Burning

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Memory Burn?

This is the first burn of your candles and is the most important. This burn will set the boundary of your melt pool and will determines whether the edges of your candle will be reached. A guide is to burn an hour for every inch your candle is wide to ensure that it will burn properly as it is used in future burns. Also, you will want to make sure that you wick isn’t too low and isn’t longer than 1/4 inch high.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Melt Pool Mean?

Melt Pool is the candle wax that has melted on the top of the candle. Ideally, you will want this to be all the way across the top of your candle to ensure an even burn.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Mushrooming Mean in Candle Making?

When I notice black clumps on top of my wick, I know that it is mushrooming. While all wick produce this carbon as they burn, some are worse than others. Also, factors that clog the wick can increase the mushrooming effect. The CD wicks produce the least amount of mushrooming, but there isn’t a way to completely stop it due to it being a product of burning the wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Coloring

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?

There are a few different candle colorant options for your home made candles. First, you can use our Liquid Candle Dyes, which are extremely concentrated and will last a long time. Also, you can use a color block, which is made with paraffin, vegan, and can color up to 15 pounds of wax. Lastly, you can use a bit of powder dye. Just be careful not to use too much because it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Use Crayons to Make Candles?

We do not suggest using crayons to color candles. They don’t burn properly and are likely to clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?

Since UV light from the sun can bleach the color out of candles, the UV light inhibitor is used to protect the color of your candles. This candle ingredient is most useful for preventing fading in burgundy, blue, and violet candle colors due to direct sunlight.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Color My Candles White?

While titanium dioxide can be used to create white pillar candles, you don’t want to add it straight to your container candles as it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Apearance

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Get Rid of Wet Spots on My Candles?

Wet spots are air pockets that are formed when your candle didn’t adhere properly to your candle jar. You can take a few steps to prevent this if you are having problems. First, try warming your candle jars to give you wax more time to cool. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Another good tip is to make sure the room your are making your candles in a room that is warm.

Candle Making Terminology: What Is Frosting In Candle Making?

Frosting is the white stuff that appears on waxes that contain soy wax. You can use a heat gun or blow dryer to re-melt the surface and give it a smoother finish. While you can lessen the effect of frosting, you can’t eliminate it completely.

Candle Making Terminology: What Are Jump Lines?

These are the line that you can see on the side of either a container candle or a pillar candle.

Candle Making Terminology: Progression of Candles

As you can tell, there is a lot that goes into candle making. But, it is a process that has been developed overtime and takes time to master. If you are interested in learning a bit about the evolution of candles, then check out The History of Candles from Prehistoric Times Until Now by Pioneer Thinking.

Candle Making Terminology: Talk to UsCandle Making Terminology: Talk to Us

If you have any more questions about candle making, you can look at our candle making classes or just ask us! We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ngscents).

May
14

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?


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WWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?hat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?

Welcome to the wonderful world of candle making! If you are new to the craft of making candles, then you may be thinking to yourself; What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles? While there are quite a few options out there, you just need to learn about your options and choosing gets simplified. At Natures Garden we strive to make sure that our customers never feel lost or alone while crafting. So, we try to provide you with as much information as you need as well as offer a Toll-Free H.U.G Line; HUG stands for Help U Grow. 1-866-647-2368. So, you can call us anytime to receive help. Furthermore, we are creating this blog to have all the basic information that you need to get started and have a reference for when you need it!

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: What Wax to Use for CandlesWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: What Wax to Use for Candles

One of the most important ingredients for making candles is the wax. Your candle wax is what determines the strength and quality of your candle. While you may think that you can just add more fragrance oil to increase the scent of your candles, this just isn’t true. In fact, once your candle wax has been saturated the fragrance oil will simply leak out and be wasted. Also, this leakage can lead to a potential fire hazard. So, it’s best to stay within the recommended amounts. You can check out the Candle Wax Information to figure out which type of canlde wax that you want!

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: AdditivesWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Additives

Additives are an option that candle makers have to include ingredients into their wax. This is done to try to enhance the quality of their final product. This can be beneficial for some waxes, but we don’t suggest using these additives in any preblended waxes.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: How to Make Candles With Crisco

One additive that you can include is Crisco shortening for some of your candles. About 1-2 ounces can be added per pound of paraffin candle wax. This will help to decrease wet spots, increase your melt pool, absorb fragrance oil, and help to decrease the chance of your fragrance sitting on the bottom of the pouring pot. So, this can be used to increase scent throw in candles made of this type of wax. But, you will find that a blended wax like our Joy Wax is already formulated to provide a great scent throw without adding any Crisco.

You will probably read differing opinions on using Crisco in your candles; however, if it had been such a bad idea, then wax manufacturers would not be making wax out of soy. Crisco is soy based. Use your own judgment on this one!

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Vybar

Another additive that is used to enhance candles is Vybar. This additive’s primary use is enhancing the scent throw. Plus, this ingredient will create a marble appearance on the top of the candle, which looks very cool! Another thing that this ingredient does is harden the wax consistency and raise the melt point. While some people use stearin, we believe that Vybar does the same thing with less issues.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: UV Light Protectors

If you want to sell your candles wholesale or want to have them keep their color for a long time, then you may want a UV Light InhibitorHowever, these can be expensive and aren’t necessary otherwise. Colors that you need to be most worried about are Blue, Violet, Burgundy, and sometimes pink. Also, even after adding this ingredient we would recommend keeping them out of direct sunlight as the sun will still be able to fade your color over time. If your find that your colors our still fading quite a bit even after adding this, then it could be due to your fragrance oil.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Petrolatum

Also, you can use petrolatum as a candle making additive. This ingredient will help increase the number of pores in the candle. So, you candle will be able to absorb even more fragrance oil. This means an even stronger scent! Plus, it will help your wax cling to the sides of your container. However, this may lead to a less clean burn and sometimes even smoking. So, there are some trade offs with this one.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Fragrance OilWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Fragrance Oil

The fragrance oil is another ingredient that is important for making wonderfully scented homemade candles. Firstly, you should make sure that the fragrance oil you want to use is not alcohol based, as this can be dangerous. Next, you will want to consider the concentration of your fragrance. Obviously, you want a good scent that hasn’t been diluted, like our fragrance oils, but there are some companies that dilute their scents and you should be cognizant of it. When using a concentrated fragrance oil, you can use about 1 ounce per pound of fragrance. If you try to use more, it will just be wasted. This is because the wax is already fully saturated and your fragrance will simply be left on the bottom of your pouring pot.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: ColorantsWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Colorants

Also, you have the option to add colorants to your candles. There are a few routes you can go for coloring your homemade candles. One thing that we’d like to note here is that candles aren’t a very good candle colorant. While there are many diy recipes on how to make candles out of crayons, we have found that candles should never be used if you want quality candles. Any amount of crayons added to your candles will cause smoking and will clog your wick. Instead, you can use liquid candle dye, color blocks, or powdered candle dye for your candles.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Liquid Candle DyeWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Liquid Candle Dye

First, you can use the Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes to color your candles. These dyes are very concentrated, so it only take a little bit. Often a few drops or even a toothpicks amount will suffice. Make sure that you never use more than 10 drops of the liquid candle dye because it will cause a sight chemical smell that may ruin your scent! Plus, adding too much color can clog your wick, reduce the scent throw, create smoking, and may reduce the melt pool of your candle. But, as long as you stay under our recommended maximum you should be fine. Plus, the liquid dye allows you to make candles that have consistent coloring each time because you can simply count the number of drops you add to your melted wax.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Color BlocksWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Color Blocks

Next, you have the option of color blocks for your homemade candles. These candle coloring blocks are dye that has been concentrated in a wax medium. This block will provide enough color to deeply dye 15 pounds of wax in total. However, the color blocks do not provide as vibrant of a color compared to our liquid candle dye or a powdered candle dye. We have these colorants available in red, coral/peach, yellow, blue, green, purple, burgundy, brown, teal, cinnamon, and cranberry. You can mix these colors, but make sure not too add too much as it may clog your wick, cause smoking, reduce the melt pool, or inhibit scent throw. To use this colorant you can cut just a piece off the block and add it to your melting candle wax. Just make sure that your color blocks are fully melted before pouring your candle wax.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Powdered Candle DyesWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Powdered Candle Dyes

Lastly, you can use for your homemade candle creations. These are the most concentrated form of candle dye out there. You can use very small amounts of the dye to provide some vibrant color results. Plus, you can combine colors to create any color that you prefer! Also, you can add this powder to melted Stearic Acid to provide a better dispersion in your candle wax. Stearic acid can be added to your candle to help harden them. Also, you should avoid using too much as it could clog your wick, create more smoking, reduce the melt pool of your candle, or inhibit the scent throw.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Candle WicksWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Candle Wicks

Another important aspect to candle making is the wick. There are two things you need to consider when picking a wick, which are the type of wax you are using and the size of your container. First, you need to think about the type of wick that you want to use. While there is some preference involved, there are some wicks that will work better in certain types of waxes. You can see on the website for each wick or at the bottom of the Science of Candle Making page.

Next, we need to think about what size wick that we will need. The size of your wick will determine the radius of wax that the flame can cover. If the flame doesn’t reach the edges you will be wasting perfectly good candle wax. However, a wick that is too large can result in mushrooming or even smoking, or loss of scent.  So, you will need to make sure that you choose the correct sized wick for each of your different container sizes. If you need help figuring out which type of wick and the size you need then check out our Candle Wick Chart for sizing.

Also, you can check out our Types of Candle Wicks for a condensed version of candle wicking information.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: EquipmentWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Equipment

Next, we have some basic equipment is important for candle making and can potentially last forever. Both the pouring pot and thermometer are important pieces of equipment in the candle making process that you really can’t go without.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Pouring PotWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Pouring Pot

First, the pouring pot is great to have for your melting wax. If you are using a pot from your kitchen, then it will be nearly impossible to reclaim it for cooking. Plus, you won’t have the convenience of a pouring spout in a typical cooking pot. So, its best to just get a pouring pot that is more efficient for candle making.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: ThermometerWhat Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Thermometer

Also, the thermometer is crucial for making sure that your wax is used properly. Firstly, this allows you to monitor the temperature to prevent you from getting your wax to hot. If your wax gets hotter than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, in some cases, it will burn. At this temperature the wax’s molecules begin to break down and the wax will take on a burnt smell. Another issue that this helps you with is pouring your wax at the right temperature. You need to make sure that your candles are poured at the temperature recommended for the candle wax you are using.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Worlds Largest Candle

In the spirit of candle making, we figured we would talk about the largest candle ever! According to Waymarking.com, the largest candle in the world is in South Deerfield, MA. It is a big, red giant made of 1,377 pounds of wax and standing about 6 feet tall. If you are curious in seeing this phenomenal candle, then check out the World’s Largest Candle in World’s Largest Candle Store.

What Do You Need To Make Your Own Candles?: Learn With Us

If you are interested in learning more about candle-making, you can find more details in the Natures Garden candle manual. Also, you can reach out to us at Natures Garden with any other questions that you may have. One great way to reach out to us is through social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). We hope to hear from you soon!

May
09

Types of Candle Wicks


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Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks

Choosing the right wick for your homemade candles is one of the most important parts of candle making! The candle’s wick is what feeds the flame to keep it going, as the wick collects the candle wax vapor as the wax is heated. So, a good wick will keep your flame burning evenly and for a long time! Since there are many types of candle wicks, we thought it would be useful to have a guide with candle wick information all in one place. So, this blog explains the importance of choosing the best wick along with some details on the wicks available from Natures Garden!

Types of Candle Wicks: Choosing a TypeTypes of Candle Wicks: Choosing a Type

There are three main types that nearly all candle wicks fall into. First, we have the most common type of candle wick, which are flat wicks. These are usually made from three bundles of fiber knitted together and are very consistent in burning. Plus, they curl in the flame for a self-trimming effect. Second, we have square wicks, which are often braided or knitted. These will curl in the flame, but are a bit more rounded than flat wicks and are better able to resist clogging. Lastly, we have the cored wicks, which use a core material around the braided wick to keep it upright. These wicks have a round cross section and use different materials, like cotton, paper, zinc, or tin, to keep the wick upright.

Types of Candle Wicks: Why Are Wicks Different Sizes?Types of Candle Wicks: Why Are Wicks Different Sizes?

Choosing the proper wick is very important.  The size and type you need depends on the size container and type of wax you use. Every candle is unique and many come in different shapes and sizes, so wicks come in different sizes too!  For the wick, both its length and width have a purpose for the candle. Also, you will need to know that the different numbers signify the size of the wick. This means that a CD-10 wick is more narrow than a CD-12, which is why the CD-12 wick can cover a larger candle radius compared to the CD-10.  We should also note, when a candle wick is created, it is then coated in wax.  At times, this coating can make a smaller wick appear larger than a bigger sized wick.  It’s not really larger, it simply has a thicker wax coating than the larger candle wick.

Types of Candle Wicks: Why is my candle wick mushrooming?

One issue that you can have due to choosing the wrong size wick is mushrooming. This is when a build up of carbon forms on your wick and creates a sort of mushroom-like shape. If your wick is too large for you container, then your candle will burn way too fast. This rapid burning leads to an increased amount of build up in a short time and causes the mushrooming appearance.

Types of Candle Wicks: What is tunneling in candles?

Another issue that you could run into is tunneling. This is when the flame doesn’t burn all the way to the edges, which leaves a ring around the outside. Not only does this waste parts of you candle that could’ve been put to good use, but this can make it difficult to relight as the flame begins to drop further. Some times you can have this with the correct sized wick, but there are ways to prevent this from happening. For example, a memory burn and longer burns can make sure that all of the wax is used as the flame burns. However, a wick that is too small for your container will tunnel no matter what you do.

Types of Candle Wicks: CD Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: CD Candle Wicks

First, we have the CD Candle Wicks – 100 count, which are made of a flat, cotton braid with a special paper around it. This is perfect for a hot flame as this gives the wick excellent capillary action. Also, this wick will provide a cleaner burn, is basically self- trimming, and can be used in any type of wax. If you are looking for the best wick for soy wax or vegetate wax, then this is a good option to try out! So, its no wonder why this wick is a favorite for many of us  at Natures Garden

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide for CD Candle Wicks
  • CD5 candle wicks- Use with votives and containers 2 inch in diameter.
  • CD7 candle wicks- Use with containers approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.
  • CD10 candle wicks- Use with Medium sized containers approximately 3 inches in diameter.
  • CD 12 candle wicks- Use with medium sized containers approximately 3- 3.5 inches in diameter.
  • CD14 candle wicks- Use with Large sized containers approximately 4 inches in diameter.
  • CD16 candle wicks- Use with large sized containers approximately 4.25 inches in diameter.
  • CD18 candle wicks- Use with large containers approximately 4.5 inches in diameter.
  • CD20 candle wicks- Use with extra large containers approximately 5 inches in diameter.
  • CD 22 candle wicks- Extra large wick for use in large containers approximately 5.5 inches in diameter.

Types of Candle Wicks: Hemp Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: Hemp Candle Wicks

Next, we have the Hemp Candle Wicks- 100 count. These are braided wicks like many candle wicks, but they use natural hemp fibers instead of the typical cotton fibers. This makes the wick more rigid, so it can stay more on its own. Plus, these fibers allow the candle wick to provide a hotter burn. This wick can be used perfectly for any and all candle waxes. Plus, this wick is another great one to try for anyone looking for the best wick for soy wax!

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide for Hemp Candle Wicks
  • 838 Hemp candle wicks- use for votives and small candles- 1.5 to 2 inch diameter.
  • 1400 Hemp candle wicks- use for large candles- 2.5 to 3 inch diameter.
  • 60048 Hemp candle wicks- use with extra large candles- 3.5 to 4 inch diameter.

Types of Candle Wicks: HTP Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: HTP Candle Wicks

Also, you can try out the HTP Candle Wicks – 100 Count. These wicks are mad from a blend of paper fibers and cotton fibers that create a flat, braided design. This design provides the wick with a hotter and cleaner burn that you are sure to enjoy! Plus, this wick’s cleaner burn is able to reduce any issues with either smoking or mushrooming. Although these wicks can be used effectively in any kind of candle wax, we would recommend these wicks for your Gel Wax or Soy Wax. HTP wick’s performance for these two types of wax is phenomenal!

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide for HTP Candle Wicks
  • HTP-31 candle wick (2.5 inch) (20mm tab, 3mm neck)- Use for votives or small containers with a diameter of approximately 1.5 inches.
  • HTP-52 candle wick (4 inch)(20mm tab, 3mm neck) – Use for containers with a diameter of approximately 2.5 inches.
  • HTP-73 candle wicks (6 inch)(20mm tab, 3mm neck) – Use for medium sized containers with a diameter of approximately 3 inches.
  • HTP-83 candle wicks (7 inch)(20mm tab, 3mm neck) – Use for medium sized containers with a diameter of approximately 3.5 inches.
  • HTP-104 candle wicks (7 inch) (20mm tab, 6mm neck)- Use for large containers with a diameter of approximately 4 inches.
  • HTP-1212 candle wicks (7 inch) (20mm tab, 6mm neck)-Use for extra large containers with a diameter of approximately 4.5 inches.

Types of Candle Wicks: Zinc Core Candle WicksTypes of Candle Wicks: Zinc Core Candle Wicks

Lastly, we have the Zinc Core Candle Wicks- 100 wicks. These wicks are the most popular for creating homemade candles. These wicks have a cotton fiber braid surrounded by a zinc core.  Also, these wicks can be used in all applications.This style of wick is great for creating container candles as the zinc core allows the wick to stand up. While you can use these wicks in vegetable waxes, you will need to go up a size on your wick. Instead of using the normal size wick for your container, just get a size bigger as these wicks don’t burn as hot as other candle wicks.

Types of Candle Wicks: Guide For Zinc Core Candle Wicks
  • 1 3/4 inch zinc core candle wick (44-20-18z)- great for tealights, and small containers with a diameter of about 1 inch.
  • 2 1/2 inch zinc core candle wick (44-28-18z)- great for votives, and containers with a diameter of about 2 inches.
  • 7 inch zinc core candle wick (44-24-18z)- great for candles with diameter of 2-2.5 inch diameter.
  • 7 inch zinc core candle wick (51-32-18z)- great for candles with a diameter of about 2.5 to 3 inches.
  • 6 inch zinc core candle wick (44-28-18z)- great for candles with a diameter of about 2-2.75 inches. Also, a nice wick for cylinder candles.
  • 7 inch Extra Large zinc Core candle wick (62-52-18z)- great for candles with a diameter of 3 inches to 4 inches.
  • 3 inch self centering zinc core candle wick (44-24-18z)- great for votives and candles with the diameter of 2-2.5 inches. These wicks self center themselves due to their 33 mm wick tabs.

Types of Candle Wicks: Spooled Candle WickingTypes of Candle Wicks: Spooled Candle Wicking

Another fun option to consider when choosing your wicks is the Spooled Candle Wicking- 8 oz. Roll. You can get about 400 feet of this spooled candle wick in either the 44-24-18 zinc core candle wicking or the 34-30 cotton wicking. According to our own candle testing, both of these types of wicks will be able to handle a diameter of between 2 inches and 3 inches. So, this wicking could be beneficial for making pillar candles, as they are taller than most of our other wicks. Further, you can cut each wick to the exact size. This means you will have less wasted wicking due to trimming.

Types of Candle Wicks: Candle Wick TabsTypes of Candle Wicks: Candle Wick Tabs

Additionally, you may want to get Candle Wick Tabs – 1/2 Pound to go along with your spool of wicking. These tabs come in a few different sizes that vary in width and neck height. The width of the tab gives your wick a base to hold the wick in place. There are 15mm, which are great for tea lights, and 20mm, which are most popular for candle making. The neck size controls how far down the wick will burn and protects the bottom of the container from getting too hot, without this the candle glass could over heat and break. This comes in either the 3mm, which is most common for candle making, or the 6mm, which is good for gel wax candles. Unless you are making tea lights or using gel wax, you will likely want to use the 20mm standard 3mm neck tabs.

Types of Candle Wicks: Votive Candle Wick PinTypes of Candle Wicks: Votive Candle Wick Pin

While the Votive Candle Wick Pin isn’t necessary a wick, it can be very useful tool for wicking! If you want to create fun candles without containers, then the wick pin is a great way to keep your wick centered. While this pin was designed to create votive candles with perfectly centered wicks, this pin is great for other fun shapes, too! We have use this pin to create cupcake candles, smores candles, and so much more! This particular pin is 2 and 5/16 inches tall, so you can use it for smaller candle designs and, of course, votive candles.

Types of Candle Wicks: History of Candles

According to the National Candle Association, candles are an ancient tool that have evolved right along side mankind. Beginning as primitive candles with reeds or beeswax, early Egyptian and Roman societies used these to light their homes and perform ceremonies. Then, the candles changed over the centuries as the ingredients were improved and changed. Overtime, they went from a source of light to a method of scenting the home, as we use them today. If you are interested in how candles have changed though time, the History of Candles article has some interesting details of what was used for all kinds of different candles from the past.

Types of Candle Wicks: Give Us a ShoutTypes of Candle Wicks: Give Us a Shout

We hope that you learned something new that you can use in future candle making. If you are interested in learning more, then you can find more detailed information on either our wicking chart or Science of Candle Wicking Class. Also, you can reach out to us at Natures Garden with any other unanswered questions. An easy way to contact us is through social media. We are available on our Facebook page. Also, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Note: We do not accept returns on our wicks, so we advise you to purchase sample packs before committing to a larger sized bag of wicks.

Aug
07

Fall Fragrance Oils


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Fall Fragrance OilsFall Fragrance Oils

Fall Fragrance Oils from Natures Garden are reminiscent of the aromas you are likely to smell during that time of year. Whether you desire the smell of acorns, fresh fallen leaves, or harvested apples. Also, if you are looking for luscious pumpkin pie, Natures Garden is your best choice for Fall Fragrances Oils. You can’t go wrong when picking fall fragrance oils out from Natures Garden. We are sure you will find your new favorite autumn aroma somewhere in this list of our customer’s favorite scents.

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil

First, we have a best seller from Natures Garden. Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil is composed of top notes of peaches, fresh figs, and passion fruit; followed by middle notes of jasmine, coconut milk, vanilla orchid, muguet, and freesia; well-balanced with base notes of vanilla beans, fig, maple sugar, caramel, leaves, and musk.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no ricing, no acceleration, and it did separate after it was poured but reabsorbed. It does discolor to a dark butterscotch. It also has a very good scent retention.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using two drops of brown plus a little bit of yellow liquid candle dye. This amount is based on four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of brown and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe is a simple and easy recipe to make. This body scrub recipe uses brown sugar for a gentle exfoliation. This recipe will leave your skin soft and exfoliated.

Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oils  Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another best seller from Natures Garden. The aroma of one of our favorite desserts. The aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. The description alone has you craving the real thing, right? Well, be sure to check the description of Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil, we have a recipe for homemade pumpkin crunch cake. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed in the fragrance oil or the pumpkin crunch cake dessert recipe!

Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle based on our color suggestion, you are going to need to use six drops of orange liquid candle and one drop of brown liquid dye per four pounds of wax. Or, in your melted wax, you can shred a small amount of orange and brown color blocks.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe is a cute triple layered wax melt recipe! This recipe will show you how to create homemade wax tarts. Check out this super easy recipe. It will make any room smell delicious!

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of balsam, herbaceous pine, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of violet and woodsy patchouli. Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil performs amazingly well in any application. Bring the outdoors into your homemade candles and handmade bath and body products with this masculine scent.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in CP soap, our results found no ricing, no separation, but slight acceleration. This popular fall fragrance oil also stays nice and strong after curing. It does discolor to a light tan.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle, we suggest shredding a small amount of red and brown color blocks into your melted wax. Also, you can use liquid candle dye. Use four drops of red liquid candle dye and three drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil begins with top notes of orange, bergamot, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, rose, and lily; and base notes of vetiver, patchouli, and tonka beans. This fragrance is one of the most well-rounded fragrances we have ever smelled! Great for the fall season.  This fragrance oil has withstood the test of time here at Natures Garden.  It continues to be one of our top selling scents each fall season!

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Even though it does discolor to a light tan, we found there is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil has a strong scent retention as well.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil homemade candle, we suggest using a very small amount of brown and black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Spiced Cranberry Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil

Here is yet another best seller from Natures Garden. This refreshing blend of cranberry relish and orange zests with hints of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil has been a staple fragrance oil in many of our customers’ candle lines. In fact, many of them not only use this one by itself but also in mixes with other fragrance oils. Don’t forget to try this versatile cranberry fragrance oil in your homemade candle and or tarts! The aroma won’t let you down.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you choose to color your homemade candle, we recommend five drops of red liquid candle dye and two drops of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of red and black color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil

With wonderful notes of blueberry, raspberry, grape, strawberry and peach top notes with a sweet background, you can’t go wrong with Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil! You can use this fragrance oil in your bath and body products. In addition, you can use this strong berry scent in your homemade candles using wow wax, joy wax, and or soy wax. It is not only a favorite with our customers, but it also is a favorite of many Natures Garden staff members.  It is strong, sweet, and delicious.

Fall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Huckleberry Harvest scent is definitely a keeper for CP soap. During our testing, we found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. Also, it does not discolor and has a great scent retention!

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Huckleberry Harvest Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle, we suggest using five drops of blue liquid candle dye and two drops of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of black and blue color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Type Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Harvest Type Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a wonderful fall fragrance oil that is a duplication of Yankee candle. This spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud on a dry down of musk will make a great addition to any homemade candle line. This is a terrific autumn scent for your oil burner when added to homemade wax tarts as well.  It is strong enough to fill any room with a wonderful, strong, and spicy fall aroma

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Type Fragrance Oil Candle

 

While coloring your homemade candles, we suggest coloring them with a small amount of shredded orange and brown color blocks. Or you can use four drops of orange liquid candle dye and one drop of brown liquid candle dye into four pounds of melted wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil

Here is a Natures Garden original scent!  Autumn magic starts with top notes of apples and lemon; followed by middle notes of ginger, anise, and cinnamon; sitting on well-rounded base notes of musk, woods, and vanilla. Surprisingly Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil is body safe and performs great in bath and body products. Also, it performs amazingly in joy wax, soy wax, and wow wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found some acceleration. So, make sure to soap at room temperature. Additionally, there was no ricing or no separation. It is a very strong scent in CP soap. And it does discolors to a light brown.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil color suggestion is three drops of orange liquid candle dye and a small amount of yellow and brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or while your wax is melted you can add a small amount of shredded yellow, orange, and brown color blocks.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a unique fragrance oil that is perfect for your fall line. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil is a warm vanilla candy with top notes of butter with a slight down of almond! Whether you are making handmade bath and body products or homemade candles and tarts, Candy Corn Fragrance Oil can be incorporated into any of your products!  In fact, if this candy scent leaves you craving the real thing, you can even make the candy at home!  Here is a homemade candy corn recipe that is sure to please!

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Candy Corn Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found it does discolor to a light brown but has a great scent retention. Soap makers will also be happy to know, found no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Candle

If you decide to color your homemade candles, you can use orange or brown liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of orange or brown color blocks into your melted wax. If you really want to make your homemade candle stand out, try to color your homemade candle in three layers!

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Recipe

Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe is a super fun and easy recipe! This is a festive candy corn scented tart recipe for Halloween time. These layered wax melts use our clamshell containers, making packaging quick and simple.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Mulled Cider Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil

In addition to the fall fragrance oils list, we have another best seller from Natures Garden! Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil has strong base notes of ripened apples and oakmoss,  made spectacular with a complex blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zests, cloves, lemon peel, and a touch of tart lychee berries and coumarin. This strong spiced apple aroma is perfect for your homemade scented candles and wax melts.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Mulled Cider Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Our color suggestion, based on a four pound batch, is to add three drops of orange liquid candle dye plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye. Maybe you would rather use color blocks.  If so, you can shred a small amount of orange and brown color blocks into your melted candle wax.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil will remind you of walking in the woods with the smell of crisp leaves under your feet and fresh pine with berries falling off the trees. Autumn Woods has top notes of orange, lemon, lime, and blackberries. Followed by middle notes of rose, muguet, carnation. Last the base notes of cedarwood, pine, eucalyptus leaves, and patchouli.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Natures Garden test results for CP soap shows it discolors to a tan and has a nice and strong scent retention. Also, it has a perfect pour with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When using color blocks, shred a small amount of yellow and brown color block into your melted wax. Or you can use four drops of yellow liquid candle dye and one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to color your candles.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe will make approximately one 8 oz jar of scoopable wax melts. The recipe uses the perfect fresh leaves scent for fall!  As an added bonus, it doesn’t take many ingredients to make which makes it nice and easy!

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has another best selling fall scent! Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil is a true work of art, beginning with top notes of blueberries, fresh pear, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of woods, spruce, cedar, Douglas fir, and white musk. You can use Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil in your homemade candle and tarts. Also, you can use Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil in your bath and body products.

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil in cp soap, we found it accelerates trace. We highly suggest you soap at room temperature. There was no ricing and no separation.  The scent is very strong and holds well. However, it does discolor to a lavender.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil Candle

To color your homemade candle, we suggest using five drops of orange plus two drops of brown liquid candle dye.  Or a small amount of shredded orange plus brown color block per four pounds of wax will work too.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance OilFall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Last, we have a spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, clove, and nutmeg. Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil has top notes of apple, pear, peach, and coconut. Following with middle notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Finishing with base notes of autumn leaves, cedar, vanilla, musk, woods, and pine.  This autumn aroma is very popular this time of year in both scented candles and bath and body products.

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil Soap

 

During our CP soap testing with Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil, we found it does not discolor and has an amazing scent retention. In addition, we found no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.

 

 

Fall Fragrance Oils Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using an ample amount of orange, red, and brown color blocks into your melted wax. Or you can use three drops of orange plus one drop of brown and three drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

Jul
24

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes


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Granulated Candle Wax RecipesGranulated Candle Wax Recipes

Granulated candle wax recipes are a perfect way to make candle making simple! These Natures Garden recipes require no melting, so it is easier and safer to create. This means that you don’t need to pay attention to the temperatures at which to pour. Also, you can allow kids to help create these candles because there is no heat involved! You get to skip all these more complicated aspects and move straight to the creative part of candle making. So, the majority of your focus will be on scent, color, and scooping it the wax. Further, the granulated wax is easier to manipulate than the melted wax. While the melted wax can’t really be moved after its poured without ruining the appearance, granulated wax can be manipulated to look exactly how you want. It is similar to creating those layered sand crafts. So, kids may enjoy these candles more for that reason. But, this doesn’t mean that granulated candles are just for kiddos. Adults can get creative with this method, too. Check out our recipes to see exactly what you could be making through this style of candles making.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Pillar of BlissGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Pillar of Bliss Wax

First, we have the lovely Pillar of Bliss Wax by Natures Garden. This wax is a blend of mostly soy wax and a bit of paraffin wax to create a lovely candle wax. You can either melt the wax for candles or leave the wax whole. Either way, you can perfectly scent and color your wax for making amazing candles.  The wax looks like small beads initially, which can be fun for homemade candles. So, this granulated wax is perfect for making textured candles that look amazing! 

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Day at the Beach Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Day at the Beach Candle Recipe

One perfect way to use this granulated wax is to create the Day at the Beach Candle Recipe. This wax is perfect for creating a fun beach themed candle! We wanted to create this beach candle to match the aroma of our NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. So, we needed to dye the pillar of bliss wax to look just like soft, white sand. Further, the small wax beads add to the granulated sand texture that is perfect for creating sand. All we had to do was color the granulated Pillar of Bliss Wax. Then, melt the wax, like normal, to create the water and there you have it!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Bacon Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Bacon Candle Recipe

Also, you can use this awesome wax to create unique designs in your homemade candles. Our Bacon Candle Recipe used three different portions of colored Pillar of Bliss Wax. This was used to create an appearance of real bacon along the sides of the jar! All we had to do was color, scent, and scoop in the wax. Plus, the scent of our Bacon Fragrance Oil really added to this fun candle! While creating a candle like this can be a bit more time consuming, this type of candle making gives you the opportunity to make more unique types of candles.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Democratic Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Democratic Candle Recipe

The Democratic Candle Recipe is another great example of what you can create with this wax! One issue that comes up with candle embeds is the possibility of your embed melting once you pour in the rest of the candle. But, granulated completely changes the game. Instead, you just need to scoop in your gorgeous red and white striped layers. So, between the granulated wax, simple embed, and the scent of Democrat Fragrance Oil this is a perfect candle!

 

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Pink Camouflage Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe

Next, we have the pretty Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe! This candle idea uses the amazing NG CanCan Type Fragrance Oil with Pillar of Bliss Wax to create a cool design. Similarly to the bacon candle, this candle allows you to scoop in your wax to create a design. So, just grab a spoon and start making your candle. This candle uses various shades of pink to create an awesome pink camo candle!

 

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Green Camouflage Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Also, you can create the Green Camouflage Candle Recipe. Obviously, you can create this candle basically the same way that the pink camouflage candle is made. The only difference between these candles is the colors are green and the scent is the Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil. Just mix up your granulated wax colors and start scooping up the wax with a spoon.

Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Further, Pillar of Bliss Wax is perfect for making scoopable wax for your wax warmers! Granulated wax is perfect for making DIY scoopable wax for your oil burners. All you really have to do is color and scent to wax, then it’s all done! Plus, this recipe is cute and smells delicious with the cute wax leaves and the amazing Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil. After you mix in your little leaves, your wax is ready to scoop straight into your warmer!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

The Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe is another great idea for creating a scoopable wax melt recipe. Of course, this recipe uses the amazing Pillar of Bliss Wax! Plus, some of the wax is melted to create small, blue snowflakes that stand out against the snow white base. This pretty appearance combined with the scent of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is perfect for winter time! This winter season you won’t want anything else in your wax warmer!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Independence Day Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Independence Day Candle Recipe

Next, check out the Independence Day Candle Recipe! This recipe is for another fun embed candle. The embed is a cut out of a star shape and you can see the red and white stripes straight through your blue star cut out. The only thing that could’ve made this candle more patriotic is the Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version). Luckily, we added that, too!

 

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Hydrangea Candle RecipeGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Also, we have the pretty Hydrangea Candle Recipe! This candle recipe uses beautiful shades of blue and purple to create the gorgeous candle that was inspired by real Hydrangea flowers! Furthermore, this candle is topped with butterfly wax embeds, which is perfect for this candle. Apparently, butterflies love our Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil as much as the real flower!

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes More Pillar of Bliss Wax Ideas

Not only can you use this wax to make fun designs, but this wax is perfect for kids to create layered sand candles that they can use! Just mix up the colors in bottles, set the wick, and let your kids create their own candle! It’s a super cute and a craft idea for kids that wouldn’t take too much work to set up. There is no need to melt the wax and all your kids need you do is pour in the layers! Plus, it is just as fun as creating layered sand bottles.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Palm Container Candle WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Palm Container Candle Wax

Palm Container Candle Wax is another great idea for creating some homemade granulated candles. This wax looks almost identical to the granulated wax of Pillar of Bliss. Plus, this environmentally conscious product is a natural wax that is perfect for candle making. You will love this wax in your homemade candles! The scent throw is lovely and the appearance is perfect for textured candles.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes  Palm Pillar Candle WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Palm Pillar Candle Wax

Also, you can use Palm Pillar Candle Wax to create more unique granulated candles. While it is unlikely that you will create granulated pillar candles, with a container of some sort, this wax is wonderful for making these candles. It has the same lovely granulated appearance as both of the other two waxes and has a scent throw as strong as the Palm Container Candle Wax. So, this wax is another great choice for granulated candle making.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes What About the Rainforest?Granulated Candle Wax Recipes What About the Rainforest?

Well, there is no need to worry because our palm waxes are safe! Our palm waxes come from palm trees which are cultivated on private plantations. Thus, our palm wax is no threat to rainforests or the orangutan ecosystems. Our palm wax is eco-friendly and is provided from a sustainable tree crop which helps to sequester carbon. We are pleased to affirm that the palm oil used by our company originates from reputable plantation companies who are members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA). MPOA, together with many other stakeholders, has pioneered the establishment of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Besides plantation companies, foreign companies and Associations such as Unilever, Sainsbury (in the United Kingdom), Migros (in Switzerland) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are also active participants in RSPO. These members have pledged to support all activities to promote and implement sustainable palm oil production.

Our Companies have recognized that the Roundtable process is a secure and neutral environment in which to build trust, share ideas and develop understanding about the practicalities in the palm oil supply chain involving producers, traders, processors, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, investors and NGOs. Our Companies through all the Members of MPOA, takes pride in being part of this RSPO process.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Color Granulated WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Color Granulated Wax

While you can melt your granulated wax to create solid candles, it perfectly possible to create a granulated candle at home. Since there is no need to melt wax, you may be confused as to how you would add colorants or fragrance oil, but it is super easy to do! When I create my own granulated candles, I prefer to use a Ziploc bag. First, just add in the measured proportion of the granulated wax. Then, you are going to add in some of your colorant. But, the colorant will need to be a liquid candle dye. Since you are not melting the wax, a color block will not work the same way. So, add your chosen liquid candle color. Then, shut the bag and mix! You can add more colorant, if so desired, until you get the color you need for your candle.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Scent Granulated WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes How to Scent Granulated Wax

Similarly to coloring your granulated wax, adding your fragrance oil is super easy! After you determine the perfect color, all you need to do is mix in your fragrance oil. Just add in the product safe percentage of your fragrance oil, which is usually 10%. Many allow the 10%, but every fragrance oil is different. Now, all you need to do is mix in the scent! After, you are ready to begin scooping the wax mixture into your jars.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Where to Buy Granulated Candle WaxGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Where to Buy Granulated Candle Wax

Natures Garden, of course! We have a selection of granulated waxes that are perfect for candle making! These quality candle waxes can be used to create perfect granulated candles. The Pillar of Bliss Wax has a great scent throw and a wonderful appearance in homemade candles. Plus, our Palm Wax is pretty great! First, this granulated wax is created from renewable sources that won’t negatively impact the rainforest. Additionally, this wax is perfect for making homemade candles without melting your wax! So, check out these great waxes on our Candle Wax page.

Granulated Candle Wax Recipes Share and CreateGranulated Candle Wax Recipes Share and Create

We hope that you share your own candle creations with us after you finish crafting! Whether you create one of our recipes or make one of your own, we would love to see your results. Since each candle is hand scooped with a spoon, each will have a slightly unique design. On the other hand, we are always excited to see new ideas and would love to see your granulated wax creations. You can share your stories and pictures on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we’d like to invite you to share your pictures with us on Instagram by tagging @ngscents. We hope that you enjoy creating your granulated candles and can wait to see the final results!