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Jul
23

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe


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Star Fruit Mango Candle RecipeStar Fruit Mango Candle Recipe

If you are looking for some fun, unique homemade candle ideas, then this candle making blog recipe is a perfect one for you to check out! The Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe from Natures Garden wholesale soap and candle supplier uses our star shaped candle molds to create cute layered pillar candles with a unique shape! So, take a look at the candle recipe in the candle recipe blog below to learn how to make candles at home step by step.

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Pillar of Bliss Wax
Scarlet Red Color Block
Yellow Color Block
Peach Color Blocks
Burnt Orange Color Blocks
Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil
Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Star
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
Pouring Pot
Thermometer
Votive Candle Wick Pin

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe: Other Needed Candle Making Supplies

Scale
Mixing Spoons
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe: Weights and Amounts

9 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Wax
Scarlet Color Block (less than a gram)
Yellow Color Block (less than a gram)
Peach Color Block (less than a gram)
Burnt Orange Color Block (less than a gram)
0.9 ounces of the Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil

Make Preparations and Sanitize Your Work Space

Before you can begin creating your homemade candle recipe you will want to make sure that you are ready to make your scented candle recipe. First, you will need to gather your candle making supplies for this diy candle recipe. Also, you will want to clean your candle making equipment for this recipe. Finally, you will need to clean up your work space to give yourself some room to make this candle recipe.

Prepare the Double Boiler for Melting Candle Wax

One more preparation that you are going to want to do is create a double boiler for melting the candle wax. So, you will need a pouring pot and a regular pot. You fill the pot with a few inches of water. Once you fill the pot with water, you will need to place it on the burner. You are going to need to heat the water. When you are ready to melt the candle wax for this recipe, you will put the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax from Nature Garden in the pouring pot.

Weighing Out the Candle Wax

When you are ready to start this recipe, you are going to need to measure out the candle wax for this stacked candle recipe. You will need to weigh out 3 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. This will be used to create the yellow colored stars for this pillar candle recipe. Once you have your candle wax weighed out, you are going to add the wax to your pouring pot to melt. You will want to occasionally stir the candle wax until everything is completely melted.

Weighing Out the Candle WaxAdding the Colorants for the First Portion

Once all of your candle wax is melted, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process. So, you are going to need the yellow Color Block and the burnt orange Color Block. You are going to use less than a gram of the yellow candle colorant in your wax. Then, you will want to add a small amount of the burnt orange colorant to the melted wax. This will provide you with the perfect yellowish orange color for your stars. Once the color blocks have completely melted, you will want to stir to incorporate the color before moving on to the next step in the process.

Adding the Fragrance Oil to the Yellow WaxAdding the Fragrance Oil to the Yellow Wax

Now that your color block is incorporated in the melted wax, you are ready to add the fragrance oil! So, remove the pouring pot from the double boiler. Then, you will need to weigh out 0.3 ounces of the Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil. Of course, you are going to add this tropical scent to your melted wax and stir to fully incorporate the aroma.

Creating the Yellow StarsCreating the Yellow Stars

Now you are ready to pour your candle wax into the star shaped silicone molds. You are only going to fill each star cavity about halfway full. In total, you will have enough melted wax to fill three of the cavities. Since each of these three cavities is going to need candle wax, you will need to be careful not to fill up one of your star cavities too high.

Removing Yellow Stars From the MoldRemoving Yellow Stars From the Mold

Once your stars have completely set up, you are ready to remove them from the mold. Once each of your yellow stars has been removed from the mold, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Finishing the Yellow StarsFinishing the Yellow Stars

Before you can move on to creating the other stars, you are going to need to create a hole in the center of each star for the candle wick. So, you are going to need a votive wick pin. Now, try to line up the pin with the center of the star and piece through the candle wax. You will want to remove the star from the pin and repeat this part of the process with your two other stars. Now, you will need to set these yellow stars aside for the moment.

Melting Wax for the Peach Stars

Now, you are ready to begin to prepare the peach stars for this scented candle recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out 3 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Wax. Then, you will add this candle wax to your clean pouring pot in the double boiler. Once the wax has entirely melted, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Making the Peach Color

Once your candle wax has been completely melted, you are ready to create the color for your recipe. So, you are going to need the peach color block and the scarlet red color block. In order for you to create the peach color, you will need to use half as much red color as you do peach candle color. You are going to need a very small amount, less than a gram of the peach color block for your candle. Then, use about half as much of the red color block as you did the peach color block. You will want to mix the color in thoroughly as the color block melts in your wax.

Making the Peach Color  Scenting the Peach Colored Wax

After you have an even peach color, you are ready to remove the pouring pot from the double boiler. Then, you can add the Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil to your melted candle wax. You will need 0.3 ounces of this scent. After mixing the scent into your wax, you are ready for the next step.

Creating the Peach Candle Wax StarsCreating the Peach Candle Wax Stars

Now you are ready to add the melted candle wax to your silicone candle mold. Again, you are going to create three wax stars with the peach colored wax. So, you will need to make sure that you only fill each of the three cavities only about halfway. Once you have your stars poured, you need to let the wax set up completely. Then, you can remove your candle wax stars from the mold. After, you are going to need to use the wick pin to create a hole for the candle wicking. After all three of your peach stars have a hole in the center, you can set these aside and move on to create the last set of stars for your stacked candle recipe.

Melting the Candle Wax for the Red Stars

Now you are going to melt the wholesale candle wax for your last set of stars for this candle recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out 3 ounces of the wax. Then, add this candle wax to your cleaned pouring pot. You will need to use your double boiler to melt this wholesale wax.

Adding the Candle Colorant for the Red Stars

After the Pillar of Bliss Wax has entirely melted you are ready to create the red color for this candle recipe. You are going to need the peach color block and the scarlet red color block. In order to create the red color for your star, you will need to use more of the red candle colorant than the peach. We used less than a gram of the red color block. Further, we used half of much of the peach color block. You will want to stir until the color has melted and is incorporated. Then, you can remove the pouring pot from the double boiler. 

Adding the Star Fruit Mango Scent to the Red Candle WaxAdding the Star Fruit Mango Scent to the Red Candle Wax

Now, you are ready to add the Natures Garden Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil to your wax. So, you will need 0.3 ounces of the Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil. After adding this scrumptious scented oil to your wax, you will need to stir to incorporate the fragrance fully.

Pouring the Red Star Fruit Mango Candle WaxPouring the Red Star Fruit Mango Candle Wax

Now, you are ready to pour the candle wax into the silicone mold. Again, you will need to create three stars. So, you will be filling each of these three cavities to about the halfway mark. Then, you will need to wait for the candle wax to set up.

 Finish Creating the Red Stars

Once your candle wax stars have set up completely, you are ready to remove the wax from the mold. Then, you are going to need to use the votive wick pin to create a hole for the wick in the center. Once you have repeated this with all of your red stars, you are ready for the last step.

Putting the Star Fruit Mango Candle Together Putting the Star Fruit Mango Candle Together

Finally, you are ready to begin stacking your candle wax stars! In this example, we will create a candle with three of the stars. So, you will want to thread the wick through the first star to begin creating the candle. Then, place a second star and a third star on top of that one using a different color each time. Finally, you can trim the wick down to size.

Choosing Your Candle Height

While you can create three candles with your candle wax stars, this isn’t your only option with these stacked candles. If you would like you could stack up to six stars with one of our 7 inch wicks. So, you can decide on the height of your candles. We chose to create one candle with three stars and one candle with six stars.

Star Fruit and Mango Tart Recipe

If you love the aroma of this homemade scented candle, then you will love this scrumptious food recipe! The Star Fruit and Kiwi Tart with Mango recipe from Woodland Foods is a delicious recipe that is a unique and exotic dessert recipe that you will be sure to enjoy. The exotic and unique flavor of the star fruit perfectly complements the sweet mango and apricot flavors along with the flavor of tart kiwi. Further, this tasty treat has a layer of delicious cream cheese on a pleasing tart crust.

Reach Out to UsReach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed creating our diy pillar candles recipe. If you have any more questions about how to make this candle making recipe, then feel free to reach out to us for help. You can reach out to us on the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any candle making questions that you may have, but you can share your own ideas for homemade room scents and making candles at home, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jul
16

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe


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Snap Bar Wax Tarts RecipeSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe

If you are looking for a fun and easy recipe for the wax warmer, then our Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe would be the perfect choice for you! This candle wax recipe includes quality Natures Garden wholesale candle wax that will allow you to create a fantastic scented wax recipe. Further, this candle making recipe includes the refreshing Independent Fragrance Oil. Together, this wax tart recipe and wholesale candle making supplies to provide the best way to scent your home!

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparations and Cleaning

Before you begin to create your wax melts recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, gather your cosmetic ingredients for this wax tarts recipe. It can be useful to get everything that you need before making your diy wax melts to have the process go easier. Also, you will want to sanitize any craft equipment that you will need for the wax melt recipe. Next, you will want to prepare an area for you to use as a work space. Further, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while you prepare this candle wax recipe. After you have made these preparations, you will be ready to work on making this homemade candle recipe!

Create the Double BoilerSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Create the Double Boiler

Next, you are going to want to create the double boiler for this recipe. While you will still need to stir, the double boiler will be useful for preventing your wax from overheating. To create this device you will need two pots that will fit into each other. In the larger pot you will add water, which will be heated to a boil. Your pouring pot will act as the smaller pot for this recipe. Now, you will want to heat your water. Once the water is at a boil, set your pouring pot inside to melt the candle wax inside.

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Bliss of Bliss Candle Wax
Independent Fragrance Oil
Scarlet Color Block
Royal Blue Color Block
White Color Block
Break Bar Mold
Thermometer
Pouring Pot
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Spoon
Scale
Pot (for double boiler)
Knife

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

A small amount of the White Color Block
6.5 ounces of the Bliss of Bliss Candle Wax
A small amount of the Royal Blue Color Block
0.65 ounces of the Independent Fragrance Oil
A small amount of the Scarlet Color Block

Weighing Out the WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Weighing Out the Candle Wax

First, you are going to measure out the granulated candle wax for this portion of the wax melt recipe. So, you will want to add one ounce of the Pillar of Bliss Wax to your pouring pot. You are going to need to use your pouring pot device to melt your candle wax. Once your candle wax has completely melted, you are ready to move on to the next step in preparing this portion of the wax melts recipe.

Creating the Blue Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the Blue Candle Wax

Next, you are going to add the candle colorant to your melted Pillar of Bliss wax. So, you will need to cut a small amount off of the Royal Blue color block. You will want to add this small amount of candle dye to your melted wax and mix it in. Be sure to stir until all of the added color block is incorporated. Once you have a beautiful deep blue color, you are ready to move on to the next part of the process.

Creating the Blue Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Scenting the Blue Candle Wax

Once your wax has been colored, you can add the fragrance oil. So, you will want to add 0.10 ounce of the Independent Fragrance Oil. Once you add in the scented oil, you will want to mix everything together to make sure that the fragrance is fully incorporated. Then, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Pouring the Blue Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Blue Wax Portion

Now you are ready to pour your scented wax into the mold. So, you will want to retrieve your silicone loaf mold. However, this isn’t the only mold that you can use for this recipe. Instead, you could pour your candle wax into another silicone mold that you use for candle making or even a nonstick pan. If you use a pan, then we would recommend that you line your pan with wax paper to make it easier to remove.

Cutting the blue wax fro the snap bar tartsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Cutting the Blue Candle Wax

After the blue wax portion has cooled and set up completely, you can remove it from the candle mold. You will want to use a knife to cut the blue candle wax into chunks. For our purposes, the chunks do not need to be even. Also, you may notice that you create little blue shavings as you cut. You will want to save both the chunks and the shavings. After everything has been cut, you will need to put this to the side for a later step.

Measuring the Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Measuring the Candle Wax

Next, you can move on to prepare the red portion of the candle recipe. So, you will want to wipe out your pouring pot. Once your pouring pot is clean, you want to add one ounce of the Pillar of Bliss Wax to your clean pouring pot. Use your double boiler to melt the candle wax and stir as the wax melts. Once everything is melted, then move on to the next part of the process.

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Red Candle Colorant

Now, you are ready to add the colorant to your melted wax. You will need to use a knife to cut a small amount of the Scarlet Color Block Dye. Then, you will want to add this small amount to your pouring pot. As the color block melts, you will want to stir in the color. Once you have fully incorporated the colorant and have a bright red hue, then you will be ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Scenting the Red Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Scenting the Red Candle Wax

Now that your candle wax is colored, you can add the scented oil for this wax melt recipe. You will want to add 0.10 ounce of the Independent Fragrance Oil. After adding the scented oil, you will need to mix the scent in well. Once the scent has been fully incorporated into the melted red wax, you can move on to the next step in the candle making process.

Pouring the Red Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Red Wax Portion

Once everything has been mixed together, you are ready to move on to pouring the candle wax. If you are using the silicone loaf mold, then you will need to pour your red candle wax in another cavity. Anyone that is using a different candle wax mold can use that mold at this time. Again, you will want to wait for the candle wax to step up before moving on to the next step in the process.

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Cutting the Red Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Cutting the Red Candle Wax

Once your red candle wax has completely set up, you are ready to remove this portion of the candle wax from the mold. Then, you will need to use a knife to cut your red wax portion into chunks. Again, your chunks should be a bit uneven. Also, you should remember to keep any smaller shavings that you create.  If you add both shavings of wax and larger pieces, it gives you melts added interest.

Add the snap bar tart embedsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Add the Candle Wax Chunks to the Mold

For the next part, you are going to need both the red and blue chunks of wax. You will need to mix these two colors together. If you would like, you can mix them together in a separate bowl. Once you have these colors mixed up, you are going to need to get your mold. So, you will need to get the break bar mold. Then, spread out your wax chunks and shavings all throughout the mold.

Melting the White Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Melting the White Wax Portion

Now you are going to create the white portion of your wax tart recipe. So, you are going to want to add 4.5 ounces of Pillar of Bliss Wax in the pouring pot. Then, you will need to melt this candle wax using your double boiler.

Scenting the White Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the White Wax Portion

Once you have your wax melted, you are ready to add the scent and wax colorant. So, you will want to add 0.45 ounces of the fragrance oil to your melted wax. Also, you will want to add a small amount of the white color block to your melted wax. You will want to stir until all of these candle making ingredients are mixed together well. You will want to allow the temperature of the wax to cool to about 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that your candle mold doesn’t melt when you pour the white candle wax.

Filling the MoldSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Filling the Mold

Once your candle wax has reached the proper temperature you will be ready to move on to the next step. So, you will need to take your white candle wax and pour it into the mold. You will need to pour this wax directly on top of your red and blue wax chunks.

Removing the snap bar wax tarts from the moldSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Removing the Wax From the Mold

After your scented wax melts have completely cooled you are ready for the next step. So, take the breakable wax melts and remove them from the mold.

Breaking up the snap bar wax tartsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Break Up Your Scented Wax

Next, you are going to break your wax melt chunk into pieces. Your wax melts will break into shapes that are similar to chocolate bark. After you have these pieces broken, you simply need to package your wax melts and let it cure.

Using your snap bar wax tartsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Using Your Finished Wax Melts

Once your wax tarts have cured, you are ready to use them! These wax melts smell too good not to use. All you will need to do is add a big chunk or a few smaller pieces to your wax tart warmer. Then, your home will be smelling its best in no time at all! 

 

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We hope that you have enjoyed learning how to make wax melts at home! If you have any more questions about how to make these handmade wax melts, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own homemade wax melts creations, too! So, we hope that we hear from you sometime soon!

Jun
10

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe


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Dreama Wax Tarts RecipeDreama Wax Tarts Recipe

If you are looking for a fun wax tart recipe, then the Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe is a great wax tart recipe to try out! These handmade wax melts use quality candle making supplies from Natures Garden. Not only does this candle wax recipe use great candle making ingredients, like our candle wax wholesale and fragrance oil for wax melts, but this recipe looks like a pretty spring flower! So, check out one of our candle blogs below to learn how to make wax melts just like this!

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin to create your handmade wax melts recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, gather your ingredients for this wax tarts recipe. It can be useful to get everything that you need before making your flower wax melts to have the process go easier. Also, you will want to sanitize any craft equipment that you will need for this recipe. Next, you will want to prepare an area for a work space. Further, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while you prepare this candle wax recipe. After you have made these preparations, you will be ready to work on making this homemade craft recipe!

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Making the Double Boiler

Next you are going to want to create the double boiler for this recipe. While you will still need to stir, the double boiler will be useful for preventing your wax from scorching. To create this device you will need two pots that will fit into each other. In the larger pot, you will add water, which will be heated to a boil. Your pouring pot will act as the smaller pot for this recipe. Now, you will want to heat your water. Once the water is at a boil, set your pouring pot inside to melt the candle wax inside.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Palm Pillar Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Dreama Fragrance Oil
Bayberry Color Block
Yellow Color Block
White Color Block
Embed Mold Daisies
Thermometer
Pouring Pot
Disposable Pipette

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients and Supplies

Mixing Spoon
Scale
Pots (for double boiler)
Portion Cups

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Needed Weights and Amounts

A Small Amount of a Bayberry Color Block
1.85 ounces of the Dreama Fragrance Oil
A Small Amount of a Yellow Color Block
13.5 ounces of the Palm Pillar Wax
4.75 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax
A Small Amount of a White Color Block

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Melting the Yellow Candle WaxDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Melting the Yellow Candle Wax

First, you are going to create the flower embeds for your candle wax tarts recipe . So, you are going to need to melt down the wholesale candle wax with the pouring pot. Of course, you should use the pouring pot that is used to make your double boiler. You will need to weigh out 0.25 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Wax. Then, you will be ready to add the candle wax to this pouring pot. You will need to stir your mixture as the wax melts down. This will both move the process along and prevent scorching.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Finishing TouchesDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Finishing Touches

Now, you are going to add a few finishing touches to this portion of the melted wax. So, you will need to add a very small amount of a yellow color dye block. You will need to stir to fully incorporate this candle colorant. This candle wax color will be used to create the yellow center of the embed flowers. Although we are adding a colorant, we are not going to add a scent to this small portion of the candle wax. Since this is a small portion of the wax melt, it won’t make much of a difference to leave it unscented.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the Center of the FlowerDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the Center of the Flower

Next, you will need to use this yellow wax to create the center of your embed flowers. So, you will need to get your Daisies Embed Mold ready to use to create the flowers. Then, you will need to use a disposable pipette to fill the center of the embed flower mold. Just take some of the melted yellow wax in the pipette and add it to the center of the flowers. Also, you will want to be careful that you only fill the center part of the mold.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Melting the White Candle WaxDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Melting the White Candle Wax

The second part that we will create is the white portion of the flower embed mold. This will be used to create the petals of the flower. You are going to add 4.5 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Wax to the pouring pot in the double boiler. Once all of your wax has melted, you are going to add a small portion of a white color block to the wax. Be sure that you mix to fully incorporate the candle colorant.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Scent and Pour the Embed DaisiesDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Scent and Pour the Embed Daisies

Now, you are going to add the fragrance oil and create your embed daisies. First, you are going to add 0.45 ounces of the fragrance oil to the melted wax. You will need to stir in the scented oil to fully incorporate the scent. Next, you are going to pour the white candle wax. Since the yellow wax should be set up at this point, you will be able to pour this white portion of the embed mold directly on top of the yellow wax. After all of your daisy cavities are filled, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Removing the Embed DaisiesDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Removing the Embed Daisies

Once the wax for your daisies has completely set up, you can remove them from the mold. If the wax has not yet set up, you can set the mold aside for the moment. You can always come back to pop out the daisies later on in the candle making process. For now, you can move on to the next part of the process of making the best wax tarts!

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Melt the Wax Melt BaseDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Melt the Wax Melt Base

Next, you are going to prepare the base of the wax tarts. Again, you are going to need your pouring pot in the double boiler. So, weigh out and add 13.5 ounces of the Palm Pillar Wax to the pouring pot. As your wax melts, you will want to make sure that you stir occasionally.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Color and ScentDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Color and Scent

Once your candle wax has completely melted, you will be ready to add the colorant to your wax! So, you are going to use a small amount of the bayberry color block to get a pretty green color. As the color dye block melts, you will want to stir in the candle colorant. After the melted wax has an even color throughout the wax, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Color and ScentDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Color and Scent

Once your wax has been melted and colored, you will be ready to add the scented oil. So, you are going to need to measure and incorporate 1.35 ounces of the Dreama Fragrance Oil. This fragrance begins with notes of oakmoss and lilies. The scent continues with middle notes of ylang ylang and jasmine. Further, the scent has a base of amber, musk, and sandalwood. So, this is a fantastic aroma to include in your wax melts. Again, you will need to stir to make sure that your scented wax includes the fragrance evenly.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the Wax Tart BaseDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the Wax Tart Base

Now that your green candle wax is melted and ready to use, you are going to need to set up your portion cups. These portion cups will act as the wax tart mold for this recipe. In total, you will need about 9 individual portion cups to create your wax melt base. So, you will use up your freshly melted candle wax to fill each of these portion cups. You will want to make sure that you leave a little bit of room to add the daisy on top. We recommend that you pour slightly above 3/4 of the way full. Once you have filled each of your portion cups, you will need to move on to the next step before your candle wax sets up completely.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Wax Embed DaisiesDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Wax Embed Daisies

Next, you are going to add your cute daisy embeds to the green wax tart base. You will want to make sure that you add your flower shaped wax melts to the top of the base before it entirely sets up. Of course, you will want to make sure that the wax base is set up enough that your flower won’t sink right through. However, the wax tart base will need to still have a soft surface. Once you reach this sweet spot, you will be ready to add each of your daisies to the soft candle wax.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Using Your Finished ProductDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your wax tarts are finished and nearly ready for you to use! All you have left to do is wait for your wax tarts to set up completely and cure. After your wax tarts have hardened, you can wait to remove the wax tarts until after the curing process. The process of curing should only take about two or three days to make sure that the fragrance oil has settled. This will allow you to make wax tarts will be the best strongest wax melts that you can possibly make. If you want to ensure that the scent remains trapped, you can cover your wax tarts to help keep the scent trapped in the jar and allow it to really come alive.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Even More Wonderful Flower Scents

Our Dreama Fragrance Oil is a gorgeous blend of floral notes that create a scented oil that is just too good to pass up! If you love the aroma of our lovely fragrance oil, then you may be interested to check out even more gorgeous scents of different kinds of flowers! Not only can you experience the lovely aroma of this lovely fragrance oil, but you can enjoy the aroma and gorgeous appearance of your favorite bouquet. So, you can click here to visit the Flower Delivery section of The Bouqs Company website and check out the lovely flowers available on this site. Plus, you can order beautiful bouquets that will be sure to provide a gorgeous aroma that is almost as wonderful as the aroma of our Dreama Fragrance Oil.

Dreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Talk to Us at Natures GardenDreama Wax Tarts Recipe: Talk to Us at Natures Garden

Whether you used this recipe to learn how to make wax melts to sell or make your very own wax melts, we hope that you enjoyed this recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this diy wax melts recipe, then you can reach out to ask us. You can reach us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have about candles and wax melts, but you can share your own homemade creations, too! So, we hope that we hear from you soon!

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May
30

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe


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Fresh Linen Candle Recipe

If you love the aroma of fresh, clean laundry, then this homemade candle recipe is the perfect craft recipe choice for you! Our Fresh Linen Candle Recipe uses quality candle making supplies from Natures Garden wholesale to create a great candle recipe. Plus, this candle recipe includes a fresh scent of downy fabric softener that will provide you with finished homemade clean laundry scented candles. So, check out the candle making blog below to learn how to make this homemade candle.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Natures Garden Supplies

Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Pink Color Block
Royal Blue Color Block
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Other Supplies Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Melting Pot (For the Double Boiler)
Clothespins Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Weights and Amounts for the Candle Base

13.5 ounces of Joy Wax
A small amount of a Pink Color Block
0.8 of Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
A small amount of a Royal Blue Color Block
2 of the CD-12 Candle Wicks
1 Glass Apothecary Jar

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Topping the Candle

2 ounces Pillar of Bliss Wax
A small amount of a Pink Color Block
1 ounce of Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
A small amount of a Royal Blue Color Block
8 ounces of the Joy Wax

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your candle making recipe you will want to make sure that you are ready to make your homemade creation. So, you will need to gather your candle making supplies for this homemade candle recipe. Also, you will want to clean your candle making equipment for this recipe. You may want to clean up your work space and give yourself room to work.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Creating the Double Boiler

One last preparation you are going to want to make is creating the a double boiler for melting your candle wax. So, you will need to use the melting pot and fill it with water. You will want to fill the pot with water and place it on the stove top. You will want to boil the water. You will need to place your pouring pot into the boiling water. When you melt the wholesale candle wax, you will put it in the pouring put. Then, you will be able to safely melt your candle wax with your freshly made pouring pot.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Prepare the Clothespins Wax Embeds

Before you create the base of the candle, you are going to make the wax embeds for the top of your finished candle. So, you will need to retrieve your clothespins mold. You are going to be creating both pink and blue colored wax embeds for the top of your candle.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Melting Wax for the Pink Embeds

First, you are going to create the pink clothes pin embeds. So, you will want to weigh out 1 ounce of the Pillar of Bliss wax. Then, you are going to want to melt the candle wax for these wax embeds. You will want to add one ounce of the Pillar of Bliss candle wax to your pouring pot. Once your candle wax is completely melted you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Candle Wax ColorantFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Candle Wax Colorant

Now, you are ready to add a very small amount of the pink color block to the melted wax. As the color block melts, you will want to stir to incorporate the candle colorant to your wax. Before you move on to the next step, you will want to make sure that the color is fully incorporated with your melted candle wax.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your wax is a nice pink color, you are ready to add the candle scent. So, you will need to weigh out 0.1 ounces of the Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. This candle making fragrance is a clean accord with notes of jasmine, lilac, peony, Egyptian musk and French vanilla. Further, the scent has soft subtle back notes of powder and musk.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Pouring Into the MoldFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Pouring Into the Mold

You are going to need to grab your clothespins mold. So, you are going to want to pour your pink scented wax into the mold. Once your wax melts have hardened, you will be ready to remove your wax embeds from the mold. Since this candle wax recipe makes extra clothespins, these can be used as wax melts in your tart burner. For the moment you will need to set your wax clothes pins aside until you need them.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Melting Wax for the Blue Embeds

Now, you are going to repeat the process for the blue clothes pin embeds. So, you will want to wipe out the pouring pour. Then, you will want to weigh out 1 ounce of the Pillar of Bliss wax. Then, you are going to want to melt this candle wax to make the blue wax embeds. You will want to add one ounce of the Pillar of Bliss candle wax to your pouring pot to melt.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Blue EmbedsFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Blue Embeds

Once your candle wax is completely melted you will be ready to add your blue colorant. You will want to add a small amount of the blue color block to your melted wax. You will need to mix the color thoroughly into the melted wax.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Scented OilFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Scented Oil

Next, you are going to add the fragrance oil to your candle wax. So, you will weigh out and add 0.1 ounces of the Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. Of course, this scented oil has the fresh scent that is very clean and smells similar to downy fabric softener.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Filling the Embed MoldFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Filling the Embed Mold

After adding the candle colorant, you will be ready to pour the wax into the mold. Once your wax melts have hardened, you will be ready to remove your wax embeds from the mold. You will create more wax embeds than you need, so you can use some to top the candle and the rest as wax tarts in a tart warmer. For now, set your wax clothes pins aside for a later step.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding in the Candle WicksFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding in the Candle Wicks

Now you are going to prepare the base of the candle. So, you will need to grab your glass apothecary jar for candle making. You will need two candle wicks that you can stick to the bottom of the jar. You will need to use a hot glue gun to stick the wicks to the bottom of the jar. Be sure to space your wicks out evenly and make them as straight as possible.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Creating the First LayerFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Creating the First Layer

Now you are going to create the first layer of your homemade candle recipe. So, you will need to add 4.5 ounces of Joy Wax to your pouring pot. After all the wax has melted, you will want to add the colorant to your wax. This first layer will be pink, so you will need to add a small amount of a pink color block. You will need to mix in the color thoroughly. Then, you are ready to add in 0.4 ounces of this fresh fragrance oil. Mix everything together well before you pour the wax into the jar. Finally, you will pour your wax into the jar. You will need to be careful not to splash the sides of the jar, so try to pour in the middle of the jar. Now, you will need to let this first layer harden before you pour the second layer.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Creating the Second LayerFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Creating the Second Layer

Once your pink layer has completely set up, you are ready to next layer. Now, you are going to create the white portion of the layered candle recipe. Again, you will want to add 4.5 ounces of Joy Wax to your pouring pot. Once this candle wax has melted, you are ready to add the fragrance to the melted wax. So, you will want to add 0.4 ounces of Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil to the melted wax. You will want this middle layer to set up completely before you move on to the final layer.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Create the Third LayerFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Create the Third Layer

Finally, you are ready to create the blue layer for your scented candle recipe. Make sure that the white layer is completely set up before you create the white layer. So, you will need to use the double boiler to melt 4.5 ounces of Joy Wax to your pouring pot. Once this wax has melted, you will want to add a small amount of your blue color block to your wax. Then, mix well to fully disperse the color. You will need to weigh out 0.4 ounces of the Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil and stir everything together well. Now you will need to wait for this top layer to set up completely before moving on to the next step.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Preparing the Whipped ToppingFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Topping

Next, you are going to need to prepare the whipped topping for your candle. So, you will need to melt 8 ounces of the Joy Wax. Once the candle wax has completely melted, you will need to add 0.8 ounces of the clean and refreshing aroma of the Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil to your melted candle wax.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Topping Your CandleFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Topping Your Candle

Now you will be ready to top your candle with this scented whipped candle wax. You will need to let the wax set up a bit before beginning to top your candle. Once your wax is similar to a slushy in consistency. You will want to mix or whip the wax until it is think and fluffy like frosting. Then, you can top the candle with whipped wax. As you add the candle wax to the top of the candle, you will want to keep your wicks centered as you add you candle wax.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Clothes PinsFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Adding the Clothes Pins

Lastly, you will be ready to add the clothes pin embeds to the top of the candle. You will want to add these wax embeds into the candle before the whipped candle wax sets up completely. Next, you are ready to curl your candle wicks to finish creating your homemade candle recipe.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Finish the Candle Making Recipe

Finally, your homemade candle is finished being created! Now you will need to wait for your candle to cure for a week or two. Once your candle has cured, you are ready to trim your wicks and use the Fresh Linen Candle!

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Using Fresh Scents Throughout History

If you love to smell clean and fresh, you aren’t the only one! In fact, humans all throughout history have been looking for scents and herbs that can provide a refreshing scent. This article shares the ideas that early civilizations have used to try to get a more fresh and clean scent. You can learn more about the fresh scents used through ancient history in the article Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death by Collectors Weekly.

Fresh Linen Candle Recipe: Natures GardenFresh Linen Candle Recipe: Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed this candle making recipe! If you have any questions about how to make candles from scratch, then you can reach out to us to ask your questions. You can find us by phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. We are available on the  Facebook page for Natures Garden. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask the questions that you may have, but you can share your candle making creations, too! So, we hope to hear from you sometime soon!

Dec
10

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners


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25 Candle Making Classes for Beginners20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners

Whether you have dreams of creating a candle making business or just want to make scented candles at home, we have some perfect candle making classes for everyone. The 20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners from Natures Garden are perfect for helping craft makers create effective homemade candles. Plus, these informative candle making classes are useful for helping small candle making businesses off the ground. So, check out some of the candle making classes that you can check out to improve your own craft!

About the Candle Making Industry20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: About the Candle Making Industry

If you are wanting to make extra money by creating your own, then you may appreciate learning more About the Candle Making Industry. Most importantly your customers want to smell good. No matter which candle wax you prefer, you need to make sure that your homemade candle recipes smell fantastic. Luckily, consumers are becoming increasingly more interested in the superior quality of handmade candles. So, anyone interested in making candles to sell should check out this candle making blog.

25 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Additives Information20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Additives Information

Another important aspect of candle making is what you add to your candle wax.  Some candle additives can be used to reduce fragrance oil seepage, help your homemade candle recipes last longer, prevent discoloration from the sun, and so much more! If you are interested in learning all about the different ways your different candle making supplies can benefit your products, then you will want to look into all of the Candle Additives Information we have to offer.

25 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Coloring Information20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Coloring Information

Another important aspect of homemade candles is the appearance. Of course, this blog will share tips on all sorts of methods for coloring candles. Whether your favorite way to color your candles with color blocks, spectrum liquid candle dyes, or powdered candle dyes, you will be sure to create candles that are vibrant and beautiful. Plus, you can use the UV light inhibitor to prevent the discoloration or fading of color from the sun’s UV light. If you are interested in the appearance of homemade candles, you can learn all the benefits and tips for candle coloring in our blog of Candle Coloring Information

25 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Making Fundraisers20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Making Fundraisers

If you are looking to promote and expand your new business, then you may want some tips on how to get your company involved fundraising. Not only does this class help you determine how to successfully get involved in fundraising for some good cause, but this candle making class will give you tips on how to fill your orders without spending your own money. There are all kinds of decisions that you need to make during the fundraising, so you may want some help on how to successfully fundraise. If you are interested in Candle Making Fundraisers, then you will want to check out our candle making class that is full of advise!

25 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Parties20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Parties

Another great idea for selling your homemade candle recipes is by hiring sales reps to through Candle Parties. Hiring hostesses for your scented candles is a perfect way to sell your products without renting a commercial shop or going out to market your products. Instead, your scented candles can be shared at these candle parties! First of all, this blog will provide you with some advise on how to pay and maintaining a happily employed hostess. Further, there are ways that you can use discounts and promotions to bring about new customers!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Safety20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Safety

Not only do you need to know how to use candles safely to keep yourself safe, but knowing candle safety is important can be used to keep your customers safe as well. Of course, you will need to take care to keep candles out of reach from anything that could catch fire and away from pets or children. Further, you should keep your lit candles in a well ventilated room and away from fans or drafts. Also, you will need to make sure that your candle holder is intended for candles. Further, you need to place your candle on a heat-resistant surface and never burn longer than thirty minutes. Another great tip for burning candles is to never extinguish the candles with water. If you are interested, you can use the candle safety class to find even more safety tips that you can use and share with your customers!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Wax Information20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Wax Information

Choosing the type of candle wax that you will use is an important part of homemade candle making. There are many different kinds of candle wax that you can use to create effective scented candles. If you are interested in finding your favorite candle wax, then you may want to check out our candle class on candle wax information. This candle making class will share with you the best way to use the different types of wax in homemade crafts.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Wick Chart20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Wick Chart

If you are interested in creating candles that effectively utilize all of the wax and fragrance, then you may be interested in our Candle Wick Chart. Of course, you will want to learn how to properly wick your regular candles. However, this chart can be useful to much more than beginning candle makers. This chart can be used to create votive candles, container candles, and various sizes of pillar candles. Further, our wicking chart is useful for determining the type wick needed for the candle you’re making. Some wicks burn hotter or are larger than others so the type of wick your choose is just as important as the size of the candle!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Making Secrets20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Candle Making Secrets

Anyone that is getting into the business of candle making will want to look into some of our Candle Making Secrets regarding the business. This candle making class will help guide you through the steps of starting your own candle making business. This class begins with advice on first getting into making your own candles. Then, we will provide you with advice and industry secrets for starting your own business. Anyone that wants to start selling their handmade candles will definitely want to reference this candle making class as they begin building their own business!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Common Candle Making Mistakes20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Common Candle Making Mistakes

When you first start making homemade candles you are likely to fall into one of the many pitfalls of Common Candle Making Mistakes. These issues aren’t your fault, but there are some things that you can do to remedy these problems. If you have some issues with your finished candles, then you may find the advice in this candle class useful.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Common Candle Making Questions20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Common Candle Making Questions

Another great candle class that new craft makers can benefit from is the Common Candle Making Questions. Not only does this class answer the question of how to get started, but it provides advice on the possible supplies for making candles. Whether you are curious about certain terminology, candle coloring, types of wax, fragrance oils, or candle wicks, you are sure to find some beneficial advice!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Famous Candle Making Manual20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Famous Candle Making Manual

The  Famous Candle Making Manual is a free collection of advice and instructions for making candles. All you have to do is download the class to have access to all kinds of great advice. This detailed manual has information on different options for candle making supplies and tricks for making even better homemade candles!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Gel Wax Information20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Gel Wax Information

The best part of creating gel wax candles is that you can create “works of art” right in the center of your handcrafted candles! If you want to create unique, transparent candles, then you will want to learn how to make gel wax candles. Although gel wax candles are fun to create, there are some things that make crafting with this type of candle wax a bit different. For instance, you will want to learn how to choose the right fragrances for gel wax. So, you will want to check out some of our Gel Wax Information to create beautiful and effective homemade candles.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Granulated Wax Candle Making20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Granulated Wax Candle Making

Another interesting type of wax that you can use to create homemade scented candles is granulated wax. Since this wax is in granulated beads, you can make all kinds of different designs that are nearly impossible to create with solid melted wax. So, you may want to check out our class on Granulated Wax Candle Making to learn how to create candles with this different type of candle wax.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: History of Candle Making20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: History of Candle Making

Candle making has played an important part in human history for many cultures. Although various cultures have all created candles, each has had a slightly different way of creating them. So, you can learn all about the different ways that candles have been made in the past! If you are interested in learning more about the use and creation of candles in the past, then you may be interested in learning more about the History of Candle Making.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: How to Make Votive Candles20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: How to Make Votive Candles

Votive candles are another fun type of candle that you can create. These homemade candles are free from containers and are useful for things like decorating. Although this candle making method is similar to others, there are a few differences for this type of candle. If you are interested, then check out our candle class on How to Make Votive Candles.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: How to Make Wax Dipped Bears20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: How to Make Wax Dipped Bears

Another fun scented wax recipe that you can create is a wax dipped bear. These cute scented recipes are perfect for looking cute and providing a fantastic cold scent throw. Anyone that is interested in learning how to create this fun homemade craft should check out our candle class on How to Make Wax Dipped Bears.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Palm Wax Candle Making20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Palm Wax Candle Making

Also, you can try another type of candle wax for making your homemade candles. Palm Wax Candle Making provides you with beautiful candles that have a crystallized finish. Plus, our palm wax is safe for the rainforest because our wax comes from renewable sources. You can learn even more about our palm wax in our candle making class.

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: How to Make Container Candles20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: How to Make Container Candles

Container candles are one of the most common types of candles that you can make. However, there is some advice that you can benefit from. If you want to know more about the process of making container candles, then take a look at our class on How to Make Container Candles!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Pricing and Selling Homemade Crafts20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Pricing and Selling Homemade Crafts

Once you decide the types of candles you want for your business, you are ready to start your business. Next, you will want to figure out how you are going to sell your finished product. If you want some help on figuring out how to sell your candles, then our candle class on Pricing and Selling Homemade Crafts is a perfect place to start!

20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Cute Candle Making Inspiration

If you enjoy homemade candles, then you may enjoy checking out some fun and cute candle ideas. So, take a look at 28 Heartwarming DIY Homemade Candle That Will Make You Happy from Morning Chores!

25 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us20 Candle Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us

We hope that these candle making classes have been useful for your craft making recipes. If you have any more questions regarding your candles, then feel free to reach out to us. You can reach out to us at the store or talk to us on the phone HUG line. Also, you can reach out to us on our social media sites. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter.

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.

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).

Feb
01

Types of Candle Wax


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Types of Candle WaxTypes of Candle Wax

Often, here at Natures Garden, we are asked about the different types of candle wax that we carry.  For beginners, it can be difficult to know which wax to use and when to use.  From pillar wax to container wax or granulated waxes or wax in flake form, below, we will talk about all of the waxes that Natures Garden carries, what to use them for, and what for they come in.

Types of Candle Wax: Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax

Before we begin looking closely at the different types of candle waxes, we would like to talk about the difference between a container wax and pillar wax.  You might wonder why you would even need two types of wax.  Well, there are differences in the two types.

Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax: Container Wax

So, first we will talk about a container wax.  Container waxes are created specifically for container candles.  When creating a container candle, it is important that your candle wax adheres to your container.  If the wax doesn’t adhere properly to your jar, your candles will end up looking like they have wet spots.  While, yes, this can still happen with containers, it inevitable when you use pillar wax in a container.  This is why you will find container waxes to be softer.  Container waxes can come in many forms.  It can come in flake form, granulated form, and even slab form.  Natures Garden carries the following container waxes; Joy Wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, several types of soy wax, and gel wax.

Container Wax vs. Pillar Wax: Pillar Wax

Next, let’s take a look at pillar wax.  Pillar waxes are created to be a harder wax. This is important because a harder wax will release more easily from your candle molds.  This makes pillar waxes perfect to use when creating both pillar candles as well as wax melts.

Types of Candle Wax: Soy Waxes

First, we will talk about the three soy waxes that Natures Garden carries.  We carry three types of soy wax.  Soy wax will give you a clean burn.  All three soy waxes are Golden Brand waxes.  They all come in flake form.  They should all be used only for container candles as the setup wax will be too soft for tarts.  However, if you really want to use them for wax melts, you can add stearic acid to help harden the wax a bit.  Below, we will take a closer look at all three of these waxes.

Soy Waxes: NG 100% Soy Wax

We will start by looking at NG 100% Soy Wax.  This wax is a pure soy wax that does not contain any additives and is kosher.  It is also known as Golden Brands 415 Soy Wax.  As I said before, it should be used for container candles.  It will be too soft to use for your pillar candles.  Next, we will talk about a few things you should know about straight soy wax.  Soy wax can have a rougher finish and issues with frosting.  This is just the nature of soy wax.  There can also be more of an issue with glass adhesion.  So, when working with soy wax, it is very important to warm your jars before pouring the candle wax into them.  In addition, it can be harder to get a really strong scent throw with soy wax, when compared with paraffin.  Since there can be some issues with frosting, scent throw, and glass adhesion with a straight soy wax, Golden Brands has created a couple of other natural soy waxes to help with some of these issues.

Soy Waxes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

So, the first natural and kosher soy wax is the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444.  This soy candle wax has soy based additives to help with some the issues that you can have with the 415 soy wax.  This particular container candle wax has a higher melt point.  Since it has a higher melt point, the candle wax will retain a higher fragrance load.  The melt point of the 444 soy wax has a melt point of 119-125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soy Waxes: Golden Brands Soy Wax 464

Now, we will take a closer look at the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464.  So, this soy wax, like the 415 and 444, is still natural and kosher.  However, this wax contains soy based additives that will help with glass adhesion.  The reason this soy wax will adhere better to your jars is because the melt point is lower.  The melt point of the 464 candle wax is 113-119 degrees Fahrenheit.

Types of Candle Wax: WOW Wax

Next, we will talk about Natures Garden’s WOW Wax.  This candle wax comes in a slab form.  However, it is very soft.  In fact, it is so soft that you can cut it with a butter knife.  This candle wax is a single pour wax comprised of mainly paraffin wax.  Paraffin wax will give you the best scent throw compared to other candle waxes along with a nice creamy finish without the frosting that you can get from soy wax.  It is used for container candles.

Types of Candle Wax: Joy Wax

Our next container wax is Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Joy wax is a combination of  soy wax, food grade paraffin, vegetable waxes and other proprietary ingredients.  It, like our WOW Wax, comes in slab form.  It, too, is soft enough to cut with a butter knife.  This is my personal go to wax for container candles.  Since it is made of both paraffin and soy, I think of it as the best of both worlds.  It has soy in the wax, which will give you a cleaner burn compared to a straight paraffin.  In addition, it has paraffin in the wax.  This will give you a nice creamy finish along with a better scent throw when compared to a straight soy wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Gel Wax

Now, we will take a look at our next container wax, gel wax.  Natures Garden carries Penreco’s patented medium density gel wax.  Gel wax sets up to look, well, like gel.  Gel wax is a transparent, rubbery compound composed of mineral oil and polymer resin. So, it really does create a truly unique candle.  You can use embeds and micas with this candle wax.

However, there are a few differences when compared to other container waxes.  First, the flash point of the fragrance oil being used needs to be at least 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  In addition, you need to check for solubility.  Basically, you want to make sure that the oil will mix properly with the gel wax.  You will want to test the fragrance oil in mineral oil.  You can easily do this by mixing the your fragrance oil with mineral oil.  So, first, ensure that the flash point is 170 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.  If it is, it may be able to be used in gel wax.  However, you need to test it in mineral oil.  Simply mix the fragrance oil 50/50 with mineral oil.  Once you mix the fragrance oil, check for any separation, cloudiness, or striations.  If none of these are present, it should do well in gel wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Palm Wax

Next, we will look at palm wax.  Natures Garden’s palm wax come only from sustainable sources. 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).  You can read more about this in the description of the palm waxes on our website.  Palm wax is another unique wax that has a crystal-like finish to it.  It is a beautiful wax.  We carry it in both a pillar wax form and a container wax.  Both types of wax are a granulated wax so, it is very easy to work with.

Palm Wax: Container Wax

First, our palm container wax.  This wax can be used for container candles.  So, if you are using a jar, you want to use this wax.  Once your candle sets up, it will have a crystaline finish.  It truly creates a stunning natural container candle.

 

Palm Wax: Pillar Wax

Finally, we have our palm pillar wax.  You can use palm pillar wax when creating homemade pillar candles.  The pillar wax will easily release from your candle mold.  The palm pillar wax can also be used to create natural wax melts.  They will also have the same crystal effect as the container wax.  This is my go to wax for both pillar candles and wax melts due to the crystals that appear on the finished candles and melts.

Types of Candle Wax: Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

Let’s look at Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss candle wax.  This pillar wax is a blend, containing more than 50% soy wax.  However, it also includes paraffin.  So, this wax, like the Joy Wax, will have a smooth and creamy finish.  You can use Pillar of Bliss candle wax for both your pillars and wax melts.  It has excellent cold and hot throw.  It also comes in a granulated form.  In addition to using it for pillar candles, it can be used to create granulated container candles.  These types of candles are popular for projects with children and adults alike.  You can even create granulated candles without melting your candle wax.

Types of Candle Wax: Beeswax

Now, we will talk about beeswax.  Beeswax comes from the bee hive and is filtered.  In addition, our beeswax is naturally bleached by the sunlight.  It can be used to create homemade candles.  This wax can even be used to make a rolled beeswax candle.  We have even used it in candles like our zebra print candle to create the zebra stripes in a soy wax candle.  It comes in a pellet form.  You can also use white beeswax in cosmetic recipes as well.

If you are looking for recipes or ideas on how to use each candle wax Natures Garden carries, click the link to each wax.  Above the picture on our website, you will find a green recipe tab with a variety of tutorials for each type of wax.  Once you create your candles, show off your creations!  Tag us on social media.  You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  Or post your pictures on our Facebook page!

May
31

Wax Melts Recipe


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Wax Melts Recipe Wax Melts Recipe

This Wax Melts Recipe by Natures Garden is a simple and adorable way to create wax melts! We all know that wax melts are a pretty convenient way to scent a home without using candles. While candles are always great, sometimes it is much easier to simply add a wax melt to your warmer and just let the fragrance oil fill your home. But, many of these wax melts are plain, boring cubes. While plain wax melts still can carry some amazing scents for your home, they aren’t much to look at. Sometimes you just need something cute and pretty to give yourself a break. So, we created these strawberries and cream cookie shaped wax melts. They are easy to create and will make using a wax melter even more fun than before!

Wax Melts Recipe Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Color Block – Red
Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Wax Melts Recipe Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Stove Top
Scale
Mixing Spoons
A Medium Sized Pot (to create a double boiler)
Vanilla Wafers Soap and Candle Mold (available at flexiblemolds.com)

Wax Melts Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

90 grams Joy Wax
90 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
A Small Amount of a Red Color Block
18 grams of the Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil

Wax Melts Recipe Prepare Your Work Area

Before you begin you will want to make a few preparations to ensure that your process is as problem free as possible. When you are creating anything, you will want to make sure that the area you are working in is safe for both yourself and your product. This means you should make sure that everything other than your ingredients and supplies have been cleaned up. This will make sure that there is nothing in your work space that could fall over or hinder your crafting in any way.

Also, you will want to sanitize all of the supplies that you need for this craft. No one wants dirt and filth in their candle wax, so it is a great idea to make sure that nothing will be able to get into your wax. Not only do you need to clean your countertop, pouring pot, and bowls, but you will need to clean the molds, spoons, and thermometer, too. This will prevent anything from sticking to a utensil as you work. It could be very easy to not notice a speck of dirt on your spatula until it is swimming in your melted wax, which can be a pain to remove. Plus, some may even sneak by and make it into your final product. So, just get cleaned up before you begin working!

Wax Melts Recipe Creating the Double Boiler

Additionally, you will want to know how to create a double boiler for this recipe. Knowing how to do this is important because it will help to prevent your ingredients from burning. When you don’t use this method, your wax can get too hot too quickly and could scorch before you even notice. However, this method uses boiling water to keep the heat at a level where the wax will melt and not get too hot.

So, you will be using a pouring pot and a regular pot for creating this device. Take the pouring pot and make sure that it will fit comfortably inside the other pot with room on either side. Now, remove your pouring pot and add about an inch of water to the regular pot. You will need to place your pouring pot into the water. Later, you will add heat to get the pot of water. Then, you will add your container candle wax to your pouring pot. Finally, your pouring pot will be placed into the pan containing the water. You may add or pour out water to get the right level for your specific pot size, just make sure that that water is touching the bottom of the pouring pot.

Wax Melts Recipe Creating the Vanilla Wafers Portion

First, we will be creating the vanilla wafer cookies portion of this recipe. This portion will end up looking like a bunch of pink wafer cookies and will be used to create the cookie sandwich later on. After, you will be setting these pink, wax wafers aside as you make the filling to finish off your strawberries and cream cookie wax melts.

Wax Melts Recipe Melting the Pillar of Bliss WaxWax Melts Recipe Melting the Pillar of Bliss Wax

Now, you will be using the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax for your vanilla wafers. So, weigh out 90 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax and transfer it into your pouring pot. Set the wax filled pouring pot back into the regular pot of water. Turn on your stove top and get your water to start boiling. Melt the wax and bring the temperature to 195 degrees. As you are heating make sure to occasionally stir the wax to further prevent burning. After all the wax has melted you can move on to the next step.

Wax Melts Recipe Adding Color to the Pillar of Bliss Candle WaxWax Melts Recipe Adding Color to the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

Next, you are going to add the color to the melted wax. You will want to add the candle colorant at 195 degrees to ensure it will mix full into the wax. So, cut off a tiny piece of your color block and add it to the melted wax. Make sure not to start off with too much as you will not be able to remove the color once it has melted and been fully incorporated. Once you have added the red color block, stir to fully disperse the candle colorant. Further, you will want to test the color of your wax before you move on. You can easily test the wax color to see if it’s going to be right before it all sets up. So, take a spoon and scoop up a tiny bit of the colored wax. Now, add a drip of the wax to a white paper plate, napkin, or another white disposable object. It shouldn’t take long to dry, but once it does you will be able to see the color your wax will be after it dries. After, you can add more and retest if you feel like the color you have is not quite right.

Wax Melts Recipe Scenting and Pouring the Pillar Wax for Vanilla WafersWax Melts Recipe Scenting and Pouring the Pillar Wax for Vanilla Wafers

Next, you are going to add fragrance to the wax and pour it into your molds. First, you are going add the fragrance oil to your melted wax. Now, you can turn off your stove top and allow the wax temperature to drop to 180 degrees. Then, weigh out 9 grams of the Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil and add it to the pink colored wax. Make sure to mix well to incorporate the scent evenly.  Second, you will be pouring the wax into your molds. You will want to pour the wax around 165 degrees. Finally, allow the cookie portion of your melt to setup.

Wax Melts Recipe Removing the Wafers From the MoldsWax Melts Recipe Removing the Wafers From the Molds

Now, are going to finish up the first portion of your craft. So, once all of your wax wafers to fully set up remove all of the wafers from the vanilla wafer mold. After all of your wafers are removed from the mold you will want to set these pink wafers aside until it is time to assemble the final cookie sandwich wax melts.

Wax Melts Recipe Creating the Whipped Filling Portion

Next, we will be creating the filling portion of your wax melt cookie. This wax will be whipped and used to fill the center of the cookie. So, this part will be sandwiched between two of the pink vanilla wafers we have already created. After this portion is complete it will be time to assemble the wax melt cookie.

Wax Melts Recipe Melting the Joy Wax for the FillingWax Melts Recipe Melting the Joy Wax for the Filling

First, you are going to be melting the Joy Wax. You are going to want to have your pouring pot completely cleaned out. Otherwise, your filling will have a pink hue, which is not what we want. Then, add 90 grams of your Joy Candle Wax to the cleaned pouring pot. Melt this the same way that you melted the other wax for the wafers, which means you will need to use a double boiler. Once the wax has melted you will be adding 9 grams of the Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil. However, you will not be adding any color blocks or pigments to this portion.

Wax Melts Recipe Whip the Candle WaxWax Melts Recipe Whip the Candle Wax

Next, you are going to be whipping the Joy Wax. So, transfer your uncolored wax to a small mixing bowl. While you can keep the wax in the pouring pot, it will be easier for you to whip the wax in a shallow bowl. In addition, it will cool a bit faster. As the Joy Wax is beginning to get thicker you will want to whip the wax with a spoon or rubber spatula. Keep whipping until the wax reaches a consistency of whipped cream. After, you are ready for the next step.

Wax Melts Recipe Add the Filling to the WafersWax Melts Recipe Add the Filling to the Wafers

Finally, you are going to be assembling the cookie wax melts. So, retrieve your pink vanilla wafers and lay them in your work space. Take six of these pink wafers and lay them with their flat side facing up. These will be the bottoms of your strawberries and cream cookie shaped wax melts and the other six wafers will be the tops of the cookie.

Now, you will be adding the filling and will need to work quickly to make sure the top wafer cookie sticks to the wax filling. So, take a scoop of the wax and add it to one of your six bottom cookies. Quickly, take a top cookie and firmly place this on top of the filling you just added. Now, you have one completed wax tart cookie! You will need to repeat this filling process for your five other wax cookies. After, you will need to let the six cookie sandwiches set up completely, but for the most part, your project is complete!

Wax Melts Recipe Finishing Up and Using the Wax Melt Cookies

Now, you are almost ready to use your wax melts! All you will need to do now is to wait a few days for your wax melts to cure completely. Just like candles, the wax will need to rest a few days to be able to perform its best. Waiting a few days will provide you with a better scent when you add them to your wax tart warmers. Also, be sure to keep them covered while they are curing. While it may drive you crazy to have to wait for these little cuties, it will all be worth it in the end! 

After, you are finally ready to use your wax melts! Not only are these little cookies super cute, but they are super easy to use, too. Simply take one of your strawberries and cream cookie wax melts and add it to your wax tart warmer. In no time at all, you will be surrounded by the sweet scent of our lovely Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil. We hope that you will enjoy this wax melts recipe!

Wax Melts Recipe Sharing Your Wax Melt Cookie Creations

While you are waiting for your cookie wax tarts to finish curing, you can pass the time by talking to us on social media. You can ask questions, look around, or even share your own creations! We would absolutely love to see some of the products and crafts that you all have created. Especially, these cookie wax melts because we think that they are oh so cute! If you would like to check us out on social media, then you can find us on Instagram @ngscents or you can go over to the Natures Garden Facebook page. Either way, we would love to hear from you and see what you have been working on lately!

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Types of Soy Wax


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464 soy wax444 soy wax415 soy wax                                                                                                                                      Types of Soy Wax

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! For all you crafty people out there, have you ever used soy wax when making your candles before? Or maybe you prefer wow wax or joy wax? For the soy wax lovers, do you have a certain type of soy wax you prefer to use? Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually offer three different types of soy wax:  415, 444, and 464. Soy wax is awesome to use for your candles, this is for sure a product you should use as soon as possible!

Did you know that soy wax is actually produced from soybeans? Soy wax is non-toxic, biodegradable, and it s kosher! We are proud to say that all three of our soy waxes are Golden Foods Brand Waxes. Our 415 soy wax is a 100% pure natural soy wax. What sets it aside from our other waxes is that it has absolutely no additives added to it. Our 415 pure soy wax can be blended with many other waxes as well: beeswax, paraffin, and even microcrystalline wax. It has a pour temperature of 110 degrees and at its melting point, this wax will be around 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This wax can actually carry up to about a 12% fragrance load per pound because of its high melting point, which will make the candle’s scent stronger.  This 100% pure soy wax can also be used to make natural cosmetics.

Our 444 soy wax is different from the 415 soy wax because it does have a soy based additive added to it, but yet it is still a natural wax. The additive in this wax actually helps to combat many flaws that are also contained in the 415 wax. When this 444 wax is ready for pouring, the additive in it actually helps to keep it in a fluid form for pouring instead of the slush that occurs when the 415 is ready for pouring. This additive also increases the pour temperature, helps to achieve a smoother finished candle, and also helps to reduce frosting issues. Our 444 wax can be blended with microcrystalline, beeswax, and paraffin waxes, has the same melting point as the 415, and a pour temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has a 12% fragrance load per pound, making these strongly scented candles as well.

Our third and final soy wax is our 464 Golden Foods soy wax. This wax is extremely similar to our 444 soy wax and also contains the same soy based additive. What makes this wax unique from the other two is that it reduces frosting, has a smoother wax finish in finished candles, and also has an increased pour temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The 464 soy wax can be blended with beeswax,  paraffin wax,  as well as microcrystalline and has a melting point of 115-120 degrees. The fact that this is a lower melting point actually helps to achieve better glass adhesion for finished candles.  This wax has a maximum scent load of around 10-12%, but it is suggested to keep it closer to 10% so that you do not have any fragrance seeping problems.

It is important to note that all soy wax can produce a frosting appearance due to its natural chemical makeup.  The natural soy additives in 444 soy wax and 464 wax will help to reduce this frosting, but may not completely prevent frosting from occurring.  This frost look does not affect the quality of your candles, but some of our customers do not like this frosting look.  Most people who are familiar with soy wax candles realize that soy wax candles have this natural frosting appearance to some extent.   The only way we have found to completely prevent frosting in candle making is to use a paraffin wax, or beeswax instead.

Make sure to check out our awesome class on How To Make Soy Wax Candles, or try out our Soy Wax Kit! Enjoy these wonderful products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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