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May
24

Natural Soap Making Supplies


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Natural Soap Making SuppliesNatural Soap Making Supplies

Natural cosmetic ingredients are a fantastic way to create quality homemade cosmetic recipes. If you are looking for some quality natural soap making supplies, then check out the natural cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden. We have natural scents, natural soap colorants, wholesale herbs, soap bases, and soap making oils. So, take a look at the cosmetic blog below and get started on your natural bath and body recipes!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Scents for Body

First, you can use one of our many essential oils to naturally scent your homemade bath and body creations. You can use essential oils for both their lovely aroma and their beneficial properties. Now we have even more of these wholesale essential oils that you can enjoy in your homemade soap recipes. So, check out a few of our new natural scents below and even more on our Essential Oils page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Black Pepper Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Black Pepper Essential Oil

One of our new essential oils is the Black Pepper Essential Oil. This strong essential oil can be used in skin care products to increase circulation. Further, this increase in circulation can be useful for hair care as it can stimulate hair growth. So, this wholesale essential oil is a great ingredient to add to benefits of bath and body recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Geranium Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Geranium Essential Oil

Another one of our new essential oils is the Geranium Essential Oil. This wholesale essential oil is fantastic for protecting the skin as it will delay wrinkles, tighten skin, and cleanse the skin. Further, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to rejuvenate the skin and hair. Therefore, this essential oil is perfect for nourishing your body through cosmetic recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Cornmint Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Cornmint Essential Oil

Also, you can enjoy the refreshing, minty aroma of the Cornmint Essential Oil in your own soap recipe. Plus, this natural soap scent has some anti-inflammatory benefits for the body. So, this essential oil can be used to reduce skin inflammation and even help to fight acne. So, this is a fantastic scent recipe that you can add to your soap making recipe.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Colorants

Another natural cosmetic making ingredient that you can add to your homemade bath recipes is a natural colorant. These are pigmented herbs that can provide your cosmetic recipes with beautiful, natural hues. If you want to try out these cosmetic colorants, then check out our Natural Soap Colors page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hibiscus Flower Powder Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hibiscus Flower Powder 

One great herb that you can use as a natural colorant has a natural red pigment. This means that you can use the Hibiscus Flower Powder to give your products a pretty pink or red color. Not only does this cosmetic herb provide a gorgeous color to your bath recipes, but it will provide your cosmetics with some beneficial properties. In fact, this herb has many benefits that you will love in your natural soap recipe. These properties include rejuvenating skincare properties, acne fighting properties, wrinkle smoothing abilities, and so many more benefits!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Activated Charcoal PowderNatural Soap Making Supplies: Activated Charcoal Powder

Also, you can use the Activated Charcoal Powder to naturally achieve a rich black hue. Further, you can add a bit less of the cosmetic herb to get a lighter gray color. Not only does this herb provide a great color, but it has beneficial properties, too. This cosmetic herb is a natural odor absorber and can even help pull dirt away from your skin. So, this is a perfect herb for creating a nice cleansing bar of soap, just like our Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Turmeric (Ground) PowderNatural Soap Making Supplies: Turmeric (Ground) Powder

Also, you can use the Turmeric (Ground) herb to provide a natural pigment to your homemade soap. This wholesale herb can be used to create soap with a pretty yellow color. Not only can you use this powdered herb to naturally color your soap, but this wholesale herb is perfect for providing cosmetic herbs. Adding this cosmetic herb to your soap can provide your recipes with skin care and anti-aging properties. So, you natural soap recipe that may be able to promote healing, fight acne, reducing signs of aging, and provide even more benefits!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Wholesale Herbs for Soap Making

Not only can you use cosmetic herbs to color your soap recipes, but you can use whole herbs to decorate your homemade soaps. These herbs can be used to top cp soap loaves, embed in mp soap, and so much more! You can use these herbs to get creative and create beautiful soap recipes. If you would like to find some wholesale herbs to make soap, then you may want to check out our page on Herbs and Spices.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Poppy Seed Whole Natural Soap Making Supplies: Poppy Seed Whole

One whole herb that you can use to decorate your soap is the Poppy Seed Whole. This cosmetic herb can be used to provide an appearance of small seeds in your soap. We have used this herb in our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe, Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe, and even more soap recipes. Not only does this herb serve as a lovely decoration, but this cosmetic herb can be used to exfoliate the skin.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Soap Making Supplies: Lavender Flowers Whole

Also, you can add the whole Lavender Flowers herb to your soap making recipe. These wholesale flower herbs are perfect for decorating your soap. Plus, these flowers will bring a lovely aroma of true lavender. We included this herb in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe. Further, you may find that these flower buds can provide a light exfoliation, too. So, you can create a beautifully scented soap with a pretty appearance and gentle exfoliation.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Himalayan Pink Salt HerbNatural Soap Making Supplies: Himalayan Pink Salt Herb

You can use the Himalayan Pink Salt Herb to decorate your homemade soap recipe. This cosmetic salt contains minerals that provide beautiful pink hues. This pretty pink herb is perfect to add to the top of your homemade soap. Further, this wholesale herb is perfect for exfoliating the skin. So, you can enjoy the benefits and appearance of this cosmetic herb in your very own soap recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Oils

Also, you can use some of our natural cosmetic oils in your homemade soap recipe. These luscious wholesale oils are perfect for skin care, as the oils are conditioning. You can add this cosmetic ingredient to both melt and pour soap and cold process soap. If you would like to create some nourishing skin loving soap, then you may want to check out our Natural Fixed Oils. On this page, you can choose the best cosmetic oils that will provide your soap with different nourishing properties.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Vitamin E OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Vitamin E Oil

One cosmetic oil that is fantastic for your soap making recipes is the Vitamin E Oil. This wholesale cosmetic oil is the purest form of natural vitamin E oil that is available. That means that this soap making oil is derived from only plant sources. This oil is nourishing and will care for your skin. So, this skin loving oil may make a good addition to your homemade soap.  

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Sweet Almond OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great cosmetic oil that you can use to create quality soap is the Sweet Almond Oil. This cosmetic oil absorbs easily into the skin, so it is perfect for conditioning the skin. Further, sweet almond oil is light and non greasy, which makes this oil great for soap making. So, this wholesale soap making ingredient is perfect for making a skin loving batch of soap.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Olive Oil Natural Soap Making Supplies: Olive Oil 

If you want to create a very moisturizing batch of soap, then Olive Oil is the perfect cosmetic oil for you. Our cosmetic oil is pomace grade olive oil, which is a thick, rich, green grade of olive oil that is obtained by solvent extraction of the fruit and pits of the olives. This natural soap making ingredient can be used to create a hard bar that is mild and very conditioning. If you love this soap making ingredient, then you may want to try making Castille soap, 100% olive oil, or Marseille soap, 75% olive oil. Whether you use a small amount or nearly 100% of this cosmetic oil, this wholesale cosmetic oil will be sure to moisturize your skin.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

Another great way that you can make natural soap is with our melt and pour soap base. Our wholesale natural soap base uses quality soap making ingredients that are great for your skin. You can melt down this nice batch of soap and use it with other natural soap supplies to create your own fantastic soap bars. If you want to check out all of our options for mp soap, then check out our Melt and Pour Soap page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base

Of course, you can use the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap to create your very own melt and pour soap recipe. This soap base uses no SLS, no added detergents, no animal testing, and only includes the finest ingredients! This wholesale soap making ingredient includes skin loving oils that your skin will love. Further, this soap base includes hemp oil, which can help balance out oily skin. So, this is a soap base is perfect for making nourishing batches of soap.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Honey Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base

Another great soap making ingredient that you can use to make your soap is the Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base. Like our other mp soap bases, this soap base uses only the finest ingredients. Not only does this soaping recipe use quality cosmetic oils, but this soap base includes real honey. This added honey provides a golden color to the melt and pour soap base as well as conditioning properties. Honey is known to nourish the skin, reduce acne, fight signs of aging, and clean your pores.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base

Also, you can use the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base to create your own mp soap recipe. This bulk soap base uses only the finest ingredients, which includes cosmetic oils and yogurt. Adding yogurt to your other soaping ingredients will increase the conditioning properties of your bars. Plus, some find that adding yogurt to your soap can help to fight both signs of aging and acne. So, you can use this soap base for making some fantastic mp soap!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Why All Natural?

If you are looking to create your own all natural bath and body recipes, then you may be interested to learn more about the natural cosmetic industry. There are definite benefits of using natural ingredients in all kinds of beauty products,  but there are many factors involved in the natural cosmetic market. Anyone that is curious about this market may want to check out the article What’s Driving The Billion-Dollar Natural Beauty Movement? from Fast Company.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Reach out to UsNatural Soap Making Supplies: Reach out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning more about the natural soap making supplies from Natures Garden. If you have any questions about any of these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. One way that you can find us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can find us 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 platforms to reach out to us to ask us your questions, but you can share your natural craft recipes. So, we hope that you have enjoyed these natural bath and body recipes and that we hear from you very soon!

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Mar
27

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils


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Popular Tropical Fragrance OilsPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils

Adding tropical fragrance oils to your homemade products is a perfect way to bring the best parts of summer into your home all year round. These paradise aromas are reminiscent of fun times in the summer sun. Whether you spend all your time sun bathing, sipping on tasty tropical beverages, or enjoying soft tropical breezes, you are sure to find a fragrance that brings back some memories of your favorite vacation. So, these popular tropical fragrance oils are perfect for your creating your homemade products. Using these lovely paradise fragrance oils to create your homemade cosmetic products is perfect way to formulate recipes that are the embodiment of summer fun. So, check out some amazing bath and body recipes that you can create with these delightful scented oils.

Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance Oil

One fantastic fragrance oil that you can use to craft your homemade creations is the Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a tropical paradise in a bottle! Jamaica me crazy begins with top notes of mandarin, Mexican lime, tangerine, and kumquat; middle and base notes of watermelon, tart green apples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. This delightful scented oil could be used to make tropical island scented candles. Also, you can make bath and body products that will virtually take you on a Jamaican vacation.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Coconut Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Coconut Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use this delightful Coconut Fragrance Oil to add a lovely scent to your homemade cosmetics and scented crafts. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden will provide your lovely crafts with a delightfully fresh coconut aroma. Many have found that this lovely scented oil is reminiscent of coconut scented suntan lotion. The aroma of this fragrance oil is not too buttery or creamy. So, this will leave your scented products with an aroma that is fresh and clean smelling. Further, using this fragrance oil in your products in your homemade products will transport you to the beach with this warm summer scent!

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the warm NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil to create some wonderful homemade recipes. This wonderful fragrance oil has an ozony blend of florals and citrus. These scents combine with white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, muguet and lily. This culminates with a light musk base. Furthermore, we have included this scented oil in our Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe. Along with the scrumptious scent of this gorgeous summer scent, this salt scrub uses some lovely ingredients. This includes luxurious oils and beautiful Himalayan Pink Salt that lead to a recipe that will truly care for your body. So, you will absolutely want to try this bath and body recipe out at home.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Jungle Love Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Jungle Love Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden to create some delightfully scented diy candles or cosmetic products. This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a combination of tropical and citrus scents. This scented oil is a refreshing blend of fresh squeezed oranges, pineapples, bananas, coconut, and fresh kiwi. This is a best selling fragrance of ours that is perfect for creating products that are sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. So, adding this aroma to your recipes will create products that are great for unwinding and reducing stress.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Kulu Bay Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil

Another great exotic scented oil that you can use to make your various diy crafts is the Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a luxury spa fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This tropical scent is inspired by the wonderful Fiji Islands; where lush, virgin rainforests revitalize your well-being. Invigorate your mind and soul with this upscale, fresh and exotic fragrance. This scent is an energetic blend of tamarind, crushed lychee berries, Tahitian Noni juice, and fresh cranberries. Then, the scented oil will finish with the herbal freshness of sun-ripened figs and base notes of basil and palm leaves. Plus, you can use this lovely fragrance to perfectly create our Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe. This rejuvenating and skin-softening recipe blends perfectly with the scent of this tropical scented oil.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil

Further, we have another delightful vacation fragrance to include in your scented crafts. This aroma is perfect for creating both refreshing bath and body products or strongly scented candles. Our Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil is a powerful scent that is very strong and complex! Further, this fragrance has a scent that is relaxing and refreshing. This scent is perfect for recharging with the serene yet uplifting aroma of luscious tropical mango, juicy papaya and creamy island florals. So, this wonderful fragrance oil is perfect for creating our Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe.  This bath bomb recipe uses bright colors that perfectly match the bright, scrumptious scent of this fragrance oil.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Aloha Fragrances OilsPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Aloha Fragrances Oils

Next, you can try out a lovely floral and fruit scented oil in your homemade bath products. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is perfect for creating some delight summer bath and body products. This scented oil, Aloha Fragrances Oil, is a tropical delight that combines sweet coconut and juicy island fruits with exotic, and delightfully fragrant native flora of tiare and plumeria flowers. We have included this island scent in our fun Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe, which uses differently colored melt and pour soap to create a bright, fun batch of soap. You can create your own unique recipes or try our homemade soap recipe out for yourself!

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Caribbean Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Caribbean Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful scented oil that you can use to create some delightful bath and body products is our Caribbean Fragrance Oil. This fun summer scent is a tropical blend of scrumptious coconut and freshly sliced pineapple. Further, the fragrance oil culminates with the aroma of a scrumptious scoop of vanilla ice cream. This fragrance oil has the aroma of a tropical paradise, which is perfect for creating products that are relaxing and bright with a touch of a sweet summer treat. This fragrance oil is the perfect aroma to add to your product line this summer!

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Palm Island Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Palm Island Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use our Palm Island Fragrance Oil to create luxurious, spa quality products that you are sure to love! This scented oil is an upscale fragrance that begins with a rejuvenating medley of sweet orange blossoms, yuzu, and kumquat. This is followed by middle notes of juniper, Mediterranean fan palm, and rosemary. This scent culminates with complete ecstasy with base notes of fresh sandalwood and Tahitian vanilla beans. We at Natures Garden have created the Palm Island fragrance to embrace the feeling of the most romantic and serene vacation spots in the world. Just like the real Palm Island, a private island paradise located in the Grenadines, this scented oil is an escape from a busy world. So, this paradise of a scented oil is perfect for enhancing your homemade products to create a relaxing experience.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Tranquil Oasis Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use our Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil to create some gorgeous bath and body products. You can use this scent to pamper yourself with this luxury spa fragrance oil by Natures Garden. This scent will soothe the senses and rejuvenates the soul. The refreshing blend of cool citrus notes of satsuma and verbena is followed by rich French jasmine petals and salty sea notes. Lastly, this scent is rounded out with exotic musk and oriental bamboo. We used this scented oil to create our lovely Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe, which is perfect for having a relaxing bath.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Mango Papaya Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the delightfully tropical scent of our Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil to create some amazing homemade scented crafts. You are sure to fall in love with this fruity blend of ripened mango and juicy papaya. Your product line will not be the same without this fragrance oil! This best selling scent is sure to enhance your product line. Plus, our scented oil now contains a higher essential oil than ever before! So, this scented oil is perfect for creating our Mango Papaya Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This lovely soap recipe uses this juicy scent in melt and pour soap to create products that are bright and gorgeous. So, you can use this lovely scented oil to create some lovely scent products!

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance OilPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can try out our scrumptious Acai Berry Fragrance Oil in your homemade bath products or room scent products. Real Acai berries have a unique and tropical berry taste. This unique berry grows in the Amazon Rainforest on acai palm trees. Also, it is known for its high levels of antioxidants, and is becoming quite popular around the world for its health benefits. Luckily, our perfumist was able to take the scent of this delicious superfood and recreate it in Natures Garden’s Acai Berry Fragrance. Thanks to our perfumist we are able to use this amazing scented oil in the creation of our Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe. Not only does this sugar scrub smell great, but this scrub recipe uses luxurious butters and oils. Plus, this recipe includes herbs, like poppy seeds, that make this recipe really look like a smoothie!

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Mandarin Coconut Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use our Mandarin Coconut Fragrance Oil to create some fantastic homemade products. Not only is this recipe perfect for sweet scented candles, but this aroma would be amazing in products like homemade soap or diy lotion. This is because the scent of this fragrance oil is irresistible. This fabulous aroma is a perfect summer blend of fresh mandarin oranges, tropical fruits, creamy coconut, and vanilla bean. Our Mandarin Coconut Fragrance begins with top notes of fuzzy apricot skin, mandarin balm, and yellow star fruit. This scent is followed by middle notes of white nectarine, papaya smoothie, and mango juice. Finally, theses notes are sitting on base notes of Caribbean coconut, vanilla bean, and Venezuela Tonka. So, you will absolutely want to try this scrumptious scented oil in your homemade recipes!

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Best Tropical Vacation Spots

While these delightful fragrances oils have the aroma of a tropical paradise, a real vacations to a tropical islands are even better! Some vacation spots are perfect for snorkeling and diving off the coast to see gorgeous tropical fish among the awe inspiring reef. Other vacation spots are perfect for you to relax along the beach to get a tan. Also, you could just take some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of a tropical paradise. If you are looking for some ideas for great places to vacation, then check out “15 Best Tropical Vacations” by Karen Hastings. This list provides some ideas of gorgeous vacation spots and highlights some of the best parts of each place. Regardless of where you choose to vacation, you are sure to enjoy your time and recharge from a busy life.

Popular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Share With UsPopular Tropical Fragrance Oils: Share With Us

We hope that you enjoyed these lovely tropical fragrance oils!  This list of exotic fragrances is just a few of our vacation scents and you can find even more on our Tropical Scents page. You can use any of these scents are perfect for creating either delightful room scenting crafts or diy bath recipes. If you have created your own products with any of these scented oils, then we would love to hear all about it. Also, feel free to share which of these fragrance oils was your absolute favorite! You can share with us on one of our social media pages. You can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram or Twitter. Also, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

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Mar
16

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil


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Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilCrackling Firewood Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of a burning fire.  Take yourself away to those summer nights spent camping with the kids making s’mores and hot dogs around an open fire.  Maybe you’re having drinks, laughing, and catching up with friends around the warm glow of a crackling fire.  Use Natures Garden’s Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in your homemade soaps and hand crafted candles and you will be transported to those glorious nights every time you use it.

What Does Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

How Do Our Customers Use Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil?

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil can be incorporated into a so many of your homemade products, such as candles, wax tarts, soaps, lotions, body scrubs, and other bath and body products.

Homemade soap makers can use this cozy aroma with a maximum 5% in your cold process soaps, body scrubs, body oils, and melt and pour soap.  Our suggestion for coloring soaps made with this scent is to use red and brown FUN soap colorant in the amount and shade that satisfies you. As always, never use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products. Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results have shown that there is no ricing and no separation. There is slight acceleration when soaped at 100 degrees, so soaping a room temperature is recommended. Also, this fragrance provides a great scent retention. Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil will discolor to a light tan, but it does not have a vanillin content. Since the vanillin content is 0%, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer likely with not prevent the discoloration. There are over 40 ingredients used when manufacturing fragrance oils that may cause discoloration.

Candles can be created with a maximum recommendation of 10% fragrance oil usage for Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. This firewood scent not only performs perfectly in Joy Wax and WOW Wax, but it is also fabulous in soy wax. Our candle coloring suggestion when using Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is to use 4 drops red plus 3 drops brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  If you would like to use color blocks, we suggest a small amount of shredded red and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We never recommend using crayons as a colorant for your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade home and body scenting can be handcrafted using Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. Potpourri or incense can be used to scent a room at a maximum of 50%. Also, this woodsy fragrance provides a strong scent in aroma beads. Perfumes, lotions, and body oils can be made using a maximum of 5%. This fire fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes. You can even create leaning products using a maximum of 5% of this fragrance oil.

 

Mar
11

Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil


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Country Bumpkin Fragrance OilCountry Bumpkin Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil is not only a Nature’s Garden original scent, but it’s a bestseller as well! Which makes a lot of  sense, because this delicious fragrance is decadent enough to get my mouth watering. It has me wishing for the taste of those warm apples fresh from the orchard and smothered in warm, gooey goodness in a place where nothing matters, but good times, great food, and a beautiful scenery.

What Does Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful complex blend of apples, candied yams, marshmallows, sweet cream butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, crushed cinnamon bark and fresh cloves.  Bring the country home to you.  An NG Original!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes: apples
Mid Notes:  candied yams, cinnamon bark, clove, nutmeg
Base Notes:  marshmallow, sweet cream butter, brown sugar

How Do Our Customers Use Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil?

Candle crafters can use up to 10% in either vegetable of paraffin wax. This fragrance has shown to perform perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. Also, it is nice and strong in soy wax. For this scent we suggest using four drops of orange plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of an orange color block and brown color block into your melted wax. Make sure not to use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Room scenters can include up to 50% of this fragrance oil in potpourri and incense. Also, this scent is nice and strong in aroma beads. However, gel wax is not compatible with this scent.

If you intend to create bath and body products, then please note that the body safe percentage is lower for our Country Bumpkin fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, and lotions can have a maximum of 0.05% to be considered body safe. Perfumes have performed perfectly with 0.05% of this fragrance. Also, cleaners can be created using the body safe percentage of 0.05%.

Homemade soap crafters can also use 0.05% at the absolute most. Although you are able to incorporate 0.05% of this fragrance into cold process soap, we did not test this fragrance due to its low body safe percentage. Since this fragrance is so popular, I’d like to mention that just because we didn’t test this bar doesn’t mean you can’t use this spicy scent if you enjoy it. You may want to do a test batch before you commit to a large batch to make sure the bar turns out right for you. We are unsure whether this bar would discolor. If the 1% vanillin content does discolor the bar at all, then you can try to use vanilla white stabilizer to counter act its effect. We recommend using orange soap colorant and brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products as they are not body safe.

So, why not take a little break to make yourself something great and indulge in a delectable scent?

Mar
10

Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil


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Coconut Craziness Fragrance OilCoconut Craziness Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original fragrance! Which may sound like downright craziness, but it’s absolutely true. This scrumptious coconut scent is wholly original and not something you will ever want to miss out on. A succulent concoction of nectar, tropical flowers, and coconut milk infused with a breeze of sweet vanilla that dances across your senses. You can add a touch of the tropical lifestyle right into your own home, it’ll be like vacation every day. Well, not quite but definitely close!

What Does Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden embraces summertime, and that is just one thing we are crazy about here!  Coconut craziness fragrance oil begins with top notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, and lime;  rounded-out with middle notes of caramel and coconut, with base notes of buttercream, coconut milk, vanilla bean, and musk. Surfs up!  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  orange, peach nectar, lemon, pineapple, lime
Mid Notes:  heliotrope, gardenia, coconut
Base Notes:  vanilla bean, amber, musk, caramel, buttercream, coconut milk

How Do Our Customers Use Coconut Craziness Fragrance Fragrance Oil?

Hand crafted candles can be created using this tropical scent. Candle crafters can use no more than 10% in their products. This beachy scent performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  Although we don’t have a specific color recommendation to use with this fragrance, you can use liquid candle dye or some shavings of a color block, if you so choose, in any shade and amount that is desired for your product.

Aromatic room scents can be made using this fragrance. These room scents can be made using a maximum of 50% for potpourri and incense. Further, this scent has shown to be gel wax compatible and is nice and strong in aroma beads. Additionally, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products can include up to 5% of this fragrance.

Homemade cold process soap and melt and pour soaps can be made using Coconut Craziness fragrance oil. Our cold process soap results revealed no ricing or no separation. Also, the bar has good scent retention. However, the fragrance causes some slight acceleration and discoloring to a tan shade. If you wish to have a lighter bar, then vanilla white stabilizer may be able to counteract any of the discoloration caused by the 2% vanillin content. Although this should help correct the problem, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products. We don’t have a certain color recommendation for this fragrance. If there is a certain color is desired, then feel free to use either soap colorant to achieve the perfect shade of your chosen color.

This is just one coconut from the tree, there are so many more fun and interesting variations to these basics of what our customers are able to do with this fragrance and others. Just open up your mind up to these beachy vibes and get creative!

Mar
08

Clementine Fragrance Oil


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Clementine Fragrance OilClementine Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Oh my darling! This Nature’s Garden Clementine fragrance oil is absolutely delicious! Not only does this scent resemble a delectable, citrus that one, such as myself, cannot get enough of, but a clementine is the tastier of the citrus family. While a clementine is similar to an orange, it’s sweeter, smaller, easier to peel and all around much more adorable. If you incorporate this enticing fruit fragrance into your recipes, then you are sure to not be disappointed.

What Does Clementine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful citrus arrangement including top notes of clementine, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and lime; with middle notes of ginger, and lime blossoms, and a fresh base note of vanilla bean.  This fragrance really comes alive in wax and body products.

Top Notes:  tangerine, orange, grapefruit, clementine, lime
Mid Notes:  ginger, lime blossoms
Base Notes:  vanilla bean

How Do Our Customers Use Clementine Fragrance Oil?

Foremost, the homemade candle makers and room scenters can use this citrus scent in their candles and wax tarts. Potpourri and Incense can include up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products. If used at no more than 10% in candles that use either paraffin wax or vegetable wax, they will perform perfectly. Further, the scent performs wonderfully in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. If you wish to color a candle, then we recommend using  four drops of orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or to shred an ample amount of an orange color block into your melted wax. Remember not to ever use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. Unfortunately, this scent is not gel wax compatible. However, this scent performs perfectly well in aroma beads.

Second, homemade bath and body crafters can use this fragrance at a maximum of 5%. This includes bath oils, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, and cold process soaps. Homemade cp soap makers may like to know that our cold process soap testing results concluded in no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The fragrance has very strong scent retention in the soaps. Further, we found this scent to smell very true to a sweet, fresh clementine, some may say it’s absolutely to die for! A bar will slightly discolor to a slight beige color. Although there isn’t much discoloration, the .7% vanillin content indicates that vanilla white stabilizer may be able to whiten the slightly off white bar. However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products so testing is recommended. Finally, we recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you for coloring the bars. Remember to ever use candle dye in any body products as it is not body safe.

Last, but not least, there are the various other crafts that can be created. This includes perfumes cleaning products, and lotions, which all allows for up to 5% of this fragrance bin a product. Further, perfumes have been tested to work perfectly well with this scent.

May
06

Jersey Soap Recipe


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jersey soap recipe

 

This manly themed Jersey Soap Recipe is easy and fun to make if you have soaped before.  Perfect for a Fathers Day gift or a gift for your favorite sports fan; using a combination of both cold processed and hot processed soap, you will be able to create a manly scented soap that looks very similar to a sports jersey.  In creating this masterpiece, feel free to swap out the colors to select ones that batter fit the theme of the end product you are looking for.

Please Note:  To complete this homemade project, it will take two days to create.  Day one will be the cold process soap steps.  Then, you will have to wait 24 hours before unmolding this soap.  Once that time has elapsed, the second day will involve the hot process soap steps.  Then, of course there is cure time involved due to the fact that there is cold process soap in your end product.  But, you will have nice and firm bars when finished.

The majority of the ingredients and some of the supplies used in this recipe can be purchased at Natures Garden.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cold process portion of this recipe:
For the lye solution:
65 grams Water
24 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
60 grams Shea Butter
50 grams Coconut Oil 76
33 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
21 grams Grapeseed Oil
9 grams Castor Oil
6 grams Sodium Lactate
11 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
2 grams Titanium Dioxide

As for the mold, you will need to have the Mold Market Square Loaf mold.  This mold is also available at Natures Garden.

Once you have everything and you are ready to start soaping, here are the steps, complete with pictures to show you how it is done:

make your lye solution

Put on your safety gear, and prep your area. Then, make your lye solution.

melting down your soaping ingredients

Now, melt and combine your Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil 76, and Castor Oil.

adding sodium lactate

Once the lye solution has cooled add the sodium lactate and stir.

titanium dioxide paste

Next, remove 8 grams of the melted soaping ingredients, and place it into a separate mixing bowl.  Then, add your titanium dioxide to this and stir in to make a paste.   Set aside.

emulsify soap batter

When ready, combine the lye solution and soaping ingredients together. Stick blend to emulsify.

scenting and coloring the batter

Next, add titanium dioxide paste and stick blend to make the whole batter white in color.  Then, add the fragrance and stick blend.

pouring your soap

Once you have reached trace, pour the white soap batter into the 4 pound mold.  Please Note:  The batter will NOT fill the mold.  This is done intentionally.  Insulate.

measuring out your embed

After 24 hours:  Carefully remove the white soap from the mold.   Place it down flat and horizontally in front of you. Then, using a ruler, measure out 2 inches in height and mark it.

the number in your jersey soap
Now, using a knife, cut the soap so that you have one long bar.  This will be the number one in your jersey soap.  Then, set aside.

The cold process steps are now complete.  You are now half way there.  The next step is the Hot Process and here is the recipe (using the same ingredients with the addition soap colorant).
For the Lye solution:
420 grams Water
153 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
387 grams Shea Butter
321 grams Coconut Oil 76
210 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
133 grams Grapeseed Oil
55 grams Castor Oil
35 grams Sodium Lactate
69 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
15 grams Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant

meling your ingredients for hp recipe

Set your crock pot to a low heat setting. Next, place all of your oils and butter into the crock pot. Heat and occasionally stir them until melted.

adding the sodium lactate to hp

While you are melting the soaping ingredients, make your lye solution.  Also, add the sodium lactate. Stir in to incorporate.

combining the soap ingredients

Once all of the soaping ingredients are melted, slowly pour the lye mixture into the crock pot.

coloring the hp soap

Next, in short bursts, stick blend directly in the crock pot. Once you have the batter at light trace, add the ultramarine blue soap colorant. Then, stick blend to incorporate throughout the whole batter.

hp soap pudding like state
Now, keep blending in short bursts with your stick blender until the batter reaches a pudding like state.  Remember to periodically stir the soap in between with your spatula.  Once the batter has reached this state, lid the crock pot.

hp soap with waxy appearance
Allow the soap mixture to cook, and periodically stir it. Doing this will prevent the soap from scorching.  As the soap cooks, the soap will start to dry out and take on a waxy appearance.

hp soap that has consistency of mashed potatoes
Remember to stir occasionally, but allow the soap to cook for about 2 hours.  You will know that your soap has cooked long enough once it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.

adding the scent and stirring it in
Next, quickly add the Game On scent to the soap.  Then, stir well throughout the whole batter.

about one inch of soap in the mold
Now, get your mold and place about one inch worth of the soap into it.  Gently tap the soap in the mold to remove any air bubbles.

placing the number 1 in the soap
Once the mold has been tapped, vertically place the white soap into the mold.  Using your fingers, gently wedge the soap into place.  Try to keep the white soap centered.  This will be the number 1 on the jersey soap.

filling in the rest of the mold

Once the number 1 has been set into the soap, begin to carefully fill in the open sides with soap.  As you are doing this, remember to gently tap the soap mold to remove any trapped air.  Please Note:  Due to the tapping  of the mold, you may have to recenter the number 1 in the soap if it becomes askew.

heap the top of the soap
Once the mold is filled, heap the top lip portion with the remaining soap.

how to get the jersey shape

Now, using your ladle, carefully run it down the center of the mold and remove the excess soap.  Place the excess soap along the sides.  This scooping manner will give your jersey soap its neck line.  Allow the soap to mold overnight.

removing the soap from the mold
The next morning, remove the soap from the mold.

cut your jersey soap

Finally, cut the soap into bar sized slices. Allow the soap to cure further (because of the cold process soap) before use.

That is it!  You have just accomplished the jersey soap recipe.  Enjoy your new soap!

 

May
05

Romantic Scent


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romantic scentLunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A lunar eclipse is one of natures most spectacular events to experience during a life time. If you get lucky enough to see one occur, it will be something you will not forget. Well, the same can be said about the romantic scent of Lunar Eclipse Fragrance oil. With enticing and alluring fruits, floral, and a pinch of sweetness; this romantic scent is loved by both men and women alike. The first time you smell this awesome fragrance, you will not want to stop. Our customers are pleasantly surprised at how popular this romantic scent is. So much so, that when this fragrance is in a product, the products sell themselves.

What does Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an alluring fragrance filled with fruits of nectar and exotic florals blended with sweet vanilla and honey for an evening filled with romance.

How do our customers use Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers and home scent crafters, this fragrance is divine. Performing well in various waxes such as soy, palm, pillar, Joy and WOW candles, this romantic scent is one big hit. Lunar Eclipses scent is wonderful in both the hot and cold throw. And, when it comes to making your house smell good, some of our customers use Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil for room sprays (using odor eliminator) and absolutely loved the outcome. They even report using this romantic scent in their oil burners, smelly jellies, and aroma beads.

On the bath and body end, this romantic scent is used to make an array of wonderful body products. The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make: body sprays, lotions sprays, melt and pour soaps, body butters, lotions, shampoos, conditions, and roll-on perfumes. Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is awesome. Here are the official results: No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. Very nice scent.

draculas dentures soap
If you would like to use Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil in an amazing melt and pour soap recipe, please click here to view how to make Dracula’s Dentures.