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Nov
22

Melting Snowman Candle Project


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Melting Snowman Candle ProjectMelting Snowman Candle Project

In this blog we are highlighting a brand new homemade candle that we recently made! This is a recipe original to Natures Garden, as we have not seen it done before. We wanted to try something new and make a cute craft for the holidays! This melting snowman candle project was the perfect Christmas creation for our vision. Our candle project is an added bonus for anyone out there who loves snowmen decorations as well. The scent from the Snowman Balls Fragrance Oil really gives it the smell of a minty Christmas! It can be used as a decorative candle around the house, or it could be given as a cute, fun, unique gift to any friends, family, coworkers, teachers, and more! Although this is a newer recipe of ours, the Natures Garden website carries MANY homemade products such as embed molds, fragrances, and ornaments that are related to Christmas. These can be used to make several more fun, homemade, Christmas recipes! We even have a free class section dedicated to all sorts of Christmas Craft Recipes, including cold process soap, bath bombs, potpourri, and candles. Now we can go ahead and get started with this melting snowman candle project!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
BEESWAX White Pastilles
Snowman Balls Fragrance Oil
Yellow Color Blocks Dye
Orange Color Blocks Dye
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BLACK 1 oz.
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
Flexible Silicone Mat

Directions:

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:

(4) 16 oz Glass Apothecary Jars
Scale
Bowls
Stove-top Pot
Hand Mixer
Mixing Spoons
Knife
Hot Glue Gun and Stick

Before we begin, it is important to make sure that you have a clean work space to create this project. Sanitize all of your packaging materials before using them. As you should know, only use materials that are for soap making and candle making. Do not ever put food or anything like that in these same packaging materials. Especially with soap, since lye can be deadly if ingested. It is suggested that you wear gloves and protective clothing when preparing this recipe.

This recipe will make approximately 4 scented candles.

Prepare the Double BoilerPrepare a Double Boiler

As usual, we are going to be using the double boiler method to make this recipe. Grab a normal stove-top pot that you use only for soap making and candle making. You will also need a pouring pot. Place a couple inches of water in the stove-top pot and put it on the burner to heat it up. Then, each time you need to melt an ingredient for this recipe, add it to the pouring pot and place that inside of the stove-top pot. The first thing we need to melt is the Beeswax.

Melting the Beeswax

To begin, we need to weigh out 5 grams of the Beeswax White Pastilles. This type of wax is extracted and filtered from the honeycomb of a beehive. Beeswax is commonly used in cosmetics, toiletries, and candle making. As we mentioned, this will be the first ingredient that we melt using the double boiler method. Place the beeswax into your pouring pot and add that to the heated water that is in the stove-top pot.

Incorporating the Orange and Yellow ColorantsIncorporating the Orange and Yellow Colorants

Once the beeswax white pastilles have completely melted, we are going to incorporate the colorants. These will be essential for the faces of the snowmen. Using the color blocks dye, shave off a tiny piece of the yellow color dye and a very tiny piece of the orange color dye. Add both of them to the melted beeswax. After everything has fully melted together, transfer the mixture to a plate to allow them to set up for about a minute.

Wipe out the contents from the pouring pot that are left over from creating the orange colorant. Next, measure out an additional 5 grams of the beeswax white pastilles. Put them into a pouring pot and melt them down again with the double boiler method. Then, add one drop of the black spectrum liquid candle dye. Once it has evenly mixed in with the beeswax, pour it out onto a plate just as we did before. Give this about a minute to set up.

Pouring Out the ColorantsCreating the Facial Pieces of the Snowman

Once the color blocks are set up, it is time to cut our pieces out! Using a knife, we are going to cut out snowman noses with the orange portion. All you need to do is angle the knife to create a long triangular shaped nose. Then, we need to shape the snowman eyes and mouth out of the black portion. To do this, take the knife and hold it vertically. Place it in the black portion and move it in a circular Creating the Facial Pieces of the Snowmanmotion. We made four black circles for the mouth and obviously two for the eyes. Now you will have all of the parts to their faces that you need! We will of course place each of these onto the snowmen heads in a later step so hang tight!

Weighing Out the Joy WaxWeighing Out the Joy Wax

Now, weigh out two pounds of the Natures Garden Joy Wax. This was created by Natures Garden and is only sold here! Joy Wax is a great container candle wax which provides both hot and cold scent throw. It also requires zero curing time! Fragrance holds much more to Joy Wax than other types of wax on the market, and there is no seeping. It only requires a single pour, it clings to jars really nicely, and its appearance is both glossy and creamy. When you weigh it out for this recipe, it does not need to be exact–as you can see from the picture, we measured a little bit over two pounds. Put the Joy Wax into the pouring pot, place it in the stove-top pot with heated water once again, and melt it down.

Incorporating the Fragrance OilIncorporating the Fragrance Oil

Measure out 2.5 ounces of Snowman Balls Fragrance Oil. We have not gotten to use this fragrance in many recipes, so we decided to incorporate it into this one. It is very fitting for a melting snowman candle and fits right into winter and the holiday theme! This fragrance oil is an original scent made by Natures Garden. It blends together the scents of peppercorn, nutmeg, fresh clove, elderberries, blackberries, plums, green oak moss, carbonated pop, and to top it off, cool mint. The main element of this scent that comes through is the cool mint, which fits right in with winter. It is also a great fragrance to use in body perfume, soap, bath oils, lotions, potpourri, and incense! After you measure out the 2.5 ounces, add them to the melted Joy Wax.

Combining the MixtureCombining the Mixture

Once you have taken the melted mixture of the Joy Wax and Snowman Balls Fragrance Oil off of the burner, pour it into a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with attachments, begin stirring the mixture back and forth. Doing this step will prevent any clumps from forming at the bottom of the bowl. Once this has been done for a minute or so, set the electric mixer to the side. Then, get a larger mixing bowl and put some ice cubes in it. Place the smaller bowl with the mixture in it inside of the larger bowl. Doing this with the ice in the larger bowl will allow the mixture to cool down much more quickly.

Forming the MixtureForming the Mixture

Once you have your bowl with the mixture inside of the larger bowl with ice, it will begin to cool down. Start by stirring it with a mixing spoon every once in a while. Then, use the electric mixer once again to begin thickening the mixture. Continue stirring until it becomes the consistency of a thick frosting.

Setting Up the WicksSetting Up the Wicks

Meanwhile, you can start setting up the CD candle wicks in the candle jars while you wait for the mixture to keep cooling down. We used the Natures Garden CD candle wicks in 100 count. We also sell Hemp, Zinc Core, and HTP candle wicks in sample size, 100, and 1000 count. Take your candle wicks and get a hot glue gun with a hot glue stick. Squirt a small amount of the glue onto the silver part of the wick. Then, stick them to the bottom of each of the candle jars, quickly, before the glue dries. Make sure to center them.

Pouring the Mixture Into JarsPouring the Mixture into the Jars

After you have your candle wicks set up and centered in the jars, pour your thick frosting like mixture into each of the candle jars. Try your best to avoid pouring it over the candle wicks. Now your candles can have a bit of time to set up while we make the snowman heads!

The first thing we need to do is to weigh out one pound of Natures Garden Joy Wax. Put it into the pouring pot once again, in the stove-top pot with the heated water and melt it. We are going to use this portion of Joy Wax for the heads of the snowmen. When the wax has fully melted, add in one ounce of the Snowman Balls Fragrance Oil once again.

Forming the Mixture to Create the Snowman HeadsForming the Mixture to Create the Snowmen Heads

Next, transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and place it inside of a larger bowl with ice once again. It will cool down much faster with this method, which we need to happen in order to add them onto the candle jars. You can alternate between the electric mixer and a mixing spoon to stir it all up. Continue to stir and mix until it finally becomes thick enough to roll into balls. This step may take a while because it takes time for the mixture to become that thick for the snowmen heads. Keep working with it and it will eventually become as thick as the picture shows!

Rolling Out the Snowman HeadsRolling Out the Snowmen Heads

The next step is to actually create the heads of the snowmen with that thick mixture of Joy Wax and Snowman Balls Fragrance Oil. Take out a silicone mat to make it easier to roll these into balls. Roll your wax into four balls, one head for each jar. Decorate them with the eyes, nose, and mouth pieces that we cut out. Allow the balls to set up in the freezer for about ten minutes to harden. Since Joy Wax is so soft and smooth, touching it can quickly cause it to start melting. Placing them in the freezer after they have been formed will help to make it easier when placing them in the candle jars.

Using a straw, poke holes through the center of the snowman heads. Push the straw completely through each of the heads. This step is necessary in order to feed the candle wicks through the heads.

Finishing the Melting Snowman Candle ProjectFinishing the Melting Snowman Candle Project

Finally, you can place each of the balls on top of the melted snowman bodies in your candle jars. Feed the CD candle wicks through the hole in the snowman heads. Trim the candle wicks and your project is all finished! Although this picture only depicts three candles, the recipe does make enough for a fourth candle. Thanks for following along and we hope that you enjoyed making these adorable Melting Snowman Candles!

Reach out on our social media to share with us your own Melted Snowman Candle Project! Our Facebook page is under Natures Garden, and the handle @ngscents can be searched to find us on either Instagram or Twitter.

Trying Out a Recipe for Melted Snowman Cookies

Not only can you create these awesome melted snowman candles, but you can also try out a cookie recipe for the holidays! These are Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies from a recipe by Betty Crocker. They are simple to make with only six ingredients. We think that this would be the perfect dish to bring to family gatherings this Christmas if you would like to try it out for yourself!

Jan
30

Valentines Spa at Home


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Valentines Spa at HomeValentines Spa at Home

One great way to pamper your loved one on Valentines Day is creating your very own Valentines Spa at Home. You can use Natures Garden wholesale cosmetic recipes to create a fantastic spa experience without leaving the comfort of your own home. Of course, you can share this magnificent experience with a loved one or you can create these spa recipes to treat yourself to a wonderful time. Whether you want to focus on a spa quality bath experience, massages, or the tranquil aspect of relaxing with a facial, you can make your own at home spa day kit that is perfect for you. No matter how you want to create your spa experience, cosmetic recipes are perfect for pampering yourself and your Valentine this year!

Valentines Spa at Home: Passion Massage Oil RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Passion Massage Oil Recipe

One great way to spoil your loved one on Valentines Day is with our Passion Massage Oil Recipe.  This wholesale massage recipe uses nourishing cosmetic oils and romantic herbs. Not only will you love the nourishing properties of these oils, but the real, whole rose petals are sure to add to the passion of this night. Further, this wholesale recipe includes the alluring aroma of our Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil, which has a complex and romantic floral blend with base notes of softwood and vanilla. So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for creating a natural massage oil that is perfect for setting the mood and pampering! Plus, you could use this cosmetic recipe for an at home diy couples massage. Share the love and take turns massaging the stress and worries away.

Valentines Spa at Home: Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

Also, you can create a fantastic bath recipe for Valentines Day. The Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe uses nourishing cosmetic herbs and cosmetic ingredients that are perfect for this skin care. This lovely bath and body recipe is perfect for nourishing your skin and creating a perfect bath experience.

First, the cosmetic recipe includes the benefits of Rosehips Powder herbs to add beneficial properties for the skin.  Also, the cosmetic oils in this recipe are perfect for nourishing your entire body. Not only is this lovely bath recipe perfect for skin care, but this home spa recipe is perfect for providing a romantic atmosphere for Valentines Day. The combination of real rose petals and the aroma of Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil is perfect for providing a lovely aroma and atmosphere for Valentines Day. The blend of cosmetic ingredients and scents is perfect for creating a lovely recipe for a  soak in the tub.

Valentines Spa at Home: Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can use to pamper yourself at home is the Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe. Of course, a benefit of this natural cosmetic recipe is that it includes real cocoa powder for skin care and a lovely aroma. Plus, this facial recipe uses a cosmetic clay to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Finally, this facial recipe uses cosmetic oils that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Altogether this blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for providing a homemade facial recipe that you can relax and enjoy the benefits of along with all the other wonderful aspects of your at home spa. All you need to do is apply this natural chocolate facial, relax, and rinse all your problems away!

Valentines Spa at Home: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe is a wonderful bath bomb recipe that you will be sure to love for Valentines Day! Bath bombs are fantastic for creating a lovely bath experience that is skin loving and relaxing. First, this cosmetic recipe uses nourishing ingredients, like cosmetic oils that will care for the skin. Also, this bath and body recipe uses cosmetic herbs that are perfect for setting a romantic mood. This bath recipe uses lavender petals and rose petals that you will love soaking around with you in a relaxing bath.

Not only is it relaxing to have these beautiful petals in the bath with you, but the lovely aroma blends perfectly with the Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a unique blend of herbal scents to create a complex aroma, which has notes of French lavender, lime, sage, fern, dill, pepper, moss, and ginger. Then, this scent is well rounded with a base of pine, musk, and patchouli. This blend of wholesale herbs with the fragrance oil is perfect for enjoying in a relaxing bath on Valentines Day.

Valentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Eye Pillows RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe

While you are enjoying your homemade facial recipe, you can kick back and relax with our Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe. A homemade eye pillow is perfect for helping to block out the rest of the world as a relaxing home spa day. This eye pillow recipe is created with whole flax seeds, lavender flowers, and chamomile flowers to fill the lovely eye pillow. Additionally, this relaxing eye pillow recipe uses the aroma of our Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance Oil.  The aroma of this fragrance has notes of freshly picked lavender flowers, with juicy citrus top notes; well balanced with woodsy base notes. The blend of this fragrance oil with the fresh scent of these wholesale herbs provides a fantastic aroma. So, you can enjoy the aroma of this spa quality eye pillow as you enjoy the relaxing experience of your home spa day!

Valentines Spa at Home: Mood Enhance Bath Melts RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe

Another wonderful bath and body recipe that you can create is the Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses luscious oils and butters to create a bath melt recipe that truly cares for the skin. Plus, this bath and body recipe uses wholesale rose petals to create a beautiful skin care recipe that you can enjoy in the bathtub!  Not only does this bath melts recipe use whole rose petals, but this cosmetic recipe uses homemade rose petal tea in the recipe, as well! Plus, this cosmetic recipe uses the aroma of our Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil, which is a blend of fragrance and essential oil notes. This scent has refreshing citrus notes, delicate floral notes, and earthy base notes of patchouli and cedarwood.

Valentines Spa at Home: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe

Another lovely cosmetic recipe that you can enjoy on Valentines Day is the Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses cosmetic herbs that are perfect for nourishing your entire body. The rose hips powder and cocoa powder are both used to nourish the skin. Plus, the cosmetic salt and rose clay powder are both included to care for the skin and draw out toxins for the body. Further, this cosmetic recipe has you use plastic wrap to hold the nourishing cosmetic ingredients to your skin. This allows the conditioning ingredients to soak into your skin and provide you with rejuvenated skin.

Valentines Spa at Home: Sexy Edible Massage Bar RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

If you would like to have a more romantic experience on Valentines Day, then you may want to try out the Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe. You can use this bar to give your Valentine a full body massage with a lotion bar that is moisturizing and sweet. First, this massage bar recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, which is skin nourishing and safe for your lips. Plus, this natural cosmetic recipe is sweet and a scrumptious black cherry flavor. Further, this massage bar has natural flavors of Stevia sweetener and dark chocolate. So, this lovely bath and body recipe is perfect for a passionate Valentines Day of massages and kisses!

Valentines Spa at Home: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can enjoy for Valentines Day is the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe. This adorable cosmetic recipe uses pink salt to both exfoliate the skin and provide a gorgeous color. Further, this bath recipe uses melt and pour soap along with cosmetic oils. Not only this bath recipe is exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing, but this cosmetic recipe has a lovely aroma as well. This cosmetic salt scrub recipe is scented with our NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a bright aroma with notes of ozony florals and citrus with white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, muguet lily, with a light musk base. So, this bath recipe is perfect for creating a cosmetic recipe that will pamper your entire body!

Valentines Spa at Home: Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Also, you can enjoy the Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe to pamper yourself in your at home spa! This lovely salt scrub recipe uses cosmetic herbs and lovely wholesale oils. Of course, this bath scrub recipe uses Kelp Powder, Spirulina Powder, Orange Peel Powder, and Lemon Peel Powder to nourish the skin with cosmetic herbs. Plus, this cosmetic recipe uses the aroma of our Seaside Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has notes of refreshing ocean air, ripe succulent summer melon and the subtle familiar scent of suntan lotion. So, this scrub recipe is perfect for nourishing, exfoliating, and ultimately pampering your skin.

Valentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Massage Oil RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can include the tranquil, Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe in your home spa recipe. This cosmetic recipe uses conditioning oils and cosmetic herbs that are perfect for creating a luxurious spa recipe. This cosmetic recipe both uses cosmetic oils and a lovely aroma to create a fantastic massage oil recipe. Also, this lovely cosmetic recipe is scented with the aroma of our Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a blend of floral scents, juicy fruit, cedar, amber, and musk. Plus, this lovely massage oil recipe includes whole chamomile flowers. The tranquil sleep fragrance combined with the calming scent of these wholesale herbs is perfect for creating a relaxing spa experience right at home!

Valentines Spa at Home: Pink Salt Bubble Bars Recipe

If you want like to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub, then the Pink Salt Bubble Bars Recipe is a great recipe for you. This bubble bar recipe uses cosmetic oils and herbs to create a bath recipe that truly cares for the skin. Not only do the oils in this bubble bar nourish the skin, but the pink Himalayan salt is perfect for a lovely salt soak. Plus, this bath and body recipe is scented with the lovely aroma of Spring Rain Fragrance Oil. So, this cosmetic recipe has an aroma of a fresh floral bouquet of carnations, tiger lilies, alyssum, orchids, and roses, with hints of fresh greenery. So, you can enjoy the aroma of this scented oil as well as the nourishing ingredients in this cosmetic recipe.

Valentines Spa at Home: Creating Your Own at Home Spa Night

In addition to these cosmetic recipes, you can use the article Treat Your Sweetheart to a DIY At-Home Spa Day for Valentine’s Day! from Well Gal for some additional ideas to make this night amazing! Whether you need advice to set the mood or ideas for giving your loved one the spa treatment, this article could be useful for you. So, anyone interested in getting more spa night ideas at home that you can enjoy this Valentines Day should check out our romantic recipes and this article!

Valentines Spa at Home: Reach Out to UsValentines Spa at Home: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found some fantastic homemade cosmetic recipes for Valentines Day! If you have any questions about these home spa recipes, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available in the NG store, on the telephone through our HUG line, and on our social media. If you are interested in reaching out to us online, you can easily find us on our various social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle of @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you ask us questions on our social media, but you can share your own Valentines Day recipes!

Apr
25

Rose Fragrance


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Rose FragranceFresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Roses come in a variety of beautiful colors and sizes, but the rose scent always stays true.  Roses have always been a very popular gift to both give and receive too.  In fact, the top two holidays for roses are Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.  So, why not use this scent in your products. If you are looking for the perfect rose fragrance to scent in your homemade items, you have got to try Fresh Cut Roses. This true to life rose fragrance is incredible in bath products and candles.

What does Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil smell like?

After searching many years for a true, fresh-cut rose scent, we have accomplished it!  Natures Garden’s Fresh cut roses fragrance oil is the truest fresh cut rose on the market! NG Original Fragrance and a Best Seller!

How do our customers use Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; it is time to think and scent spring with this fragrance. Many of our customers use Rose fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy, Gel and Pillar of Bliss waxes. But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest that Fresh Cut Rose fragrance has phenomenal hot and cold scent throw! As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is just terrific, making your house smell so good. The performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this beautiful scent is one great seller! With a recommended usage rate of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to make: lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays. In fact, many of our customers state that their customers simply adore this fresh cut rose fragrance in the finished products. Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is very lovely. Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, very strong scent retention. Soaped well.

Apr
22

Rebatching Soap


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rebatching soap Whether you view rebatching as an art, a doorway for the addition of gentle ingredients, or a second chance for your soap, this method of soap making offers opportunity.

The term rebatching for soap simply means remaking soap.  This method would be very similar to melt and pour soap in that you are melting down soap that has already gone through the saponification process.  Rebatching is more intricate than melt and pour soap though.  Rebatching involves cold processed or hot processed soap bars that are melted down for specific reasons.

A common technique used in soap making, rebatching allows many soap making handcrafters the chance to rework their soap recipes, introduce delicate scents and herbs, as well as add ingredients or colors they may have missed the opportunity to add the first time.

Since rebatched soap has already gone through the saponification process, the rebatching steps do not involve lye.  This is why rebatching allows the opportunity to add those delicate soaping ingredients; without fear.  With the rebatching method, these ingredients; which normally would not survive the saponification process, now have the chance to add wonderful benefits to your finished bars of soap.

Although time consuming, the rebatch process is fairly easy to do.  To put it briefly, the rebatching process is finely grating the soap, then heating (sometimes with the addition of a liquid like water to help prevent burning).  There are a few different ways to introduce heat to the shredded soap.  These ways would include:  double boiler, microwave, and crock pot.  But, please advise: you must monitor the soap while it is heating because you never want to scorch the soap.  This may be slightly more difficult using the microwave approach.

Now, as the soap is heated and starts to liquefy; it will have a very thick gel like density.  Once the soap hits this consistency, any additives or scents are added and stirred in.  Once the soap is stirred well, it is then scooped into a mold, left to harden, and finally cut into slices.

So, now that you have an understanding as to what the method of rebatching is, we will shortly post a blog as to the various reasons to rebatch.  This post will also cover the benefits as well as the drawbacks of rebatching your soap.

Apr
09

Unique Fragrance


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unique fragrance OMG Olive Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Standing out amongst several hundred different scents, this unique fragrance is turning heads.  According to many of our clients who use this scent, OMG is an understatement!  With that said, OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is a unique fragrance that is loved by both men and women alike.  With the popularity of citrus type fragrances right now, OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is in demand.  Especially since this pleasant scent is well tied together with vanilla, musk, and bergamot, making this scent the complete package.  OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is getting rave reviews from our customers.

What does OMG Olive Fragrance Oil smell like?

In this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, bright citrus fruits of lemon and bergamot intertwine with leafy olive branches, softened with musk and sweetened ever so lightly with vanilla.

How do our customers use OMG Olive Fragrance Oil?

For candles, tarts and air fresheners, this unique fragrance performed perfectly in various wax including: Wow, Joy, Gel, Palm, Pillar of Bliss, and soy waxes.  This fragrance oil also has a very nice cold and hot throw too.  OMG Olive scent also works fabulously in electric oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and room spray odor eliminators.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance is remarkable.  The usage rate is 5% and this unique fragrance does have a .3% vanillin content, therefore we suggest adding Vanillin White Color Stabilizer to help reduce discoloration in your finished products.  OMG Olive is a great fragrance to scent homemade:  bath bombs, shower gels, melt and pour soaps, body butters, lotions, bubble baths, lotions bars, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this unique fragrance allows plenty of time to play with swirls.   Here are the official results: Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration.  No discoloration.  Scent is good.

Apr
07

Baby Fragrance


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baby fragranceBedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect baby fragrance.  With its soft, soothing, and smooth aroma, this scent is great for night time bath and lotion products.  But, bedtime bath type fragrance does not only work in bath themed items, it also works great for relaxing candles, and peaceful air fresheners.  All in all, this baby fragrance helps everyone in the house unwind.  According to our customers, this scent is said to be quite lovely and wonderfully relaxing to everyone.  With this baby fragrance and its pleasant, dreamy aroma; this scent will bring a whole new level of calm to chaotic nighttime routines.

What does Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the soothing bedtime blend of mandarin, lavender and chamomile, neroli and lily of the valley.  Bottom notes of hay and musk.

How do our customers use Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this baby fragrance is used in soy blends, paraffin, soy, WOW, Joy, Gel, and palm waxes.  This fragrance is very comforting and has fabulously relaxing hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil also works well for calming room fresheners, whether it is linen sprays, oil burners, or sachet beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is GREAT and has tons of uses!  The usage rate for this baby fragrance oil is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, bubble baths, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this baby fragrance soaps like a dream.  In fact, many of our soaping clients say this fragrance even provides plenty of time for swirls.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, fragrance is great.

If you would like to use this fragrance in a fun bedtime bath product for kids, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Crayon Soap Recipe.

Apr
06

Original Scent


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original scentAphrodisiac Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil is highly intoxicating and sexy to say the least. This mouthwatering and original scent is absolutely fantastic.  With its energizing aroma this fragrance is a must have; especially if you have an invigorating themed product line!  The perfect scent for a your home or work space, this original scent has it all.  One whiff and YOU ARE HOOKED!  This refreshing scent is a huge hit too!  Many of our customers give this scent one big thumbs up.

What does Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil smell like?

An amazingly complex and energizing fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  Aphrodisiac begins with top notes of grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, and green tomato leaf; followed by middle notes of jasmine and dry base notes of eucalyptus and woods.  An NG Original Fragrance!  A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil is used in Palm, Soy, soy blends, pillar of bliss, paraffin, Joy, and Gel waxes.  This original scent has incredible cold and hot scent throw.  This energizing fragrance oil also works extremely well for home deodorizing sprays, oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and even reed diffusers.

For bath and body crafters, this original fragrance is a must!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath fizzies, sugar scrubs, bath gels, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, hair conditioners, body sprays, and whipped body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance has very good scent retention.  Here are the official results: Awesome scent, nice and strong in cp soap, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration.

If you are looking for a great recipe using this original scent, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Leopard Candle Recipe.

Apr
05

Candy Scent


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candy scentDoodle Bug Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a fun, childhood scent that completely captures your fond memories of carefree times?  Or, maybe you are seeking that perfect candy scent to market your kiddy soap line?  Well, Doodle Bug is just that scent!  With the perfect combination of classic candy aromas, this candy scent is both nostalgic of childhood yet still rings true with aromatic notes kids still love today.

What does Doodle Bug Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A fragrance oil by Natures Garden that takes you back in time to childhood.  When you didn’t know the definition of work; life was about playing and eating a bunch of candy.  An aroma that will allow you to visualize yourself being a young child with a cream soda dum dum sucker stuck in your hair, sitting at the picnic table eating a piece of watermelon.  Doodle Bug is a blend of cream soda, fresh watermelon slices, hubba bubba bubblegum, with a hint of new born baby.  An NG Original Fragrance! 

How Do Our Customers Use Doodle Bug Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this candy scent is used in Soy, soy blends, paraffin, Joy, WOW, palm, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Doodle Bug fragrance oil also works well in aroma beads and smelly jellies, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for teens and the little kiddies!  The usage rate for this candy scent is 5%.  Doodle Bug also has a 2% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: solid lotion bars, lotions, bath fizzies, sugar scrubs, foaming sugar scrubs, melt and pour soaps, body frostings, bubble baths, and whipped body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this candy scent is delicious.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a light beige.  Scent stayed awesome and strong throughout cure.  Yummy!

If you are interested in using this perfectly happy candy scent in a fun child themed recipe, please click on this link to view the Play Dough Soap Recipe.

 

Mar
27

Great Feminine Scent


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great feminine scentJuicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This feminine scent is absolutely beautiful and is a great match to the original.  A divine fragrance to scent anything from candles to perfume oils, Juicy Couture Type is both youthful and bold.  This great girly scent presents perfectly balanced layers of classic spring and summer time aromas.  Many of our clients who use this feminine scent say it only takes one whiff before their customers are hooked and are in love. 

What does Juicy Couture Type Smell Like?

The perfect fragrance oil by Natures Garden for girls who want it all!  This fragrance combines wild berries and mandarin, honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine.  Embodied with the aroma of amber, caramel, sandalwood, vanilla and praline to add just the right touch of sweetness.

How Do Our Customers Use Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil is used in Soy, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This feminine scent is very aromatic and has a great throw, both hot and cold.  If you are a home scenter, this fragrance oil also works extremely well for oil burners, aroma beads, tarts, smelly jellies, and even linen sprays.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a win!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and it has a .3% vanillin so vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in the finished product.  This lovely feminine scent is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, body sprays, bath gels, whipped body butters, foaming body butters, lotions, and salt bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance smells great.  Here are the official results: Slight ricing, stick blend, low acceleration, very manageable, discolors to a maple fudge color.   

Mar
24

Sinus Relief Scent


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Sinus ReliefSinus Relief Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sinus Relief scent is great for personal use or for scenting your marketable products.  In fact,  this fragrance is considered a must have by many of our clients because it works in everything from candles to bath and body products.  This highly recommended sinus relief scent smells just like the popular rub.  Many of our customers state not only do products scented in this fragrance oil sell out, but it also brings many people coming back for more.  If you are looking for a soothing type fragrance oil that really impresses, sinus relief should be on the top of your list.

What does Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Ever smell the scent of Vick’s Vapor Rub?  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a cool, crisp blend of camphor, eucalyptus, and mint. Great for stuffed up noses!

How Do Our Customers Use Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil?

For crafters in the candle making realm or home scenting realm; Sinus Relief is a definite for anytime of the year!  Many of our customers rave about this fragrance oil and use it in their Joy wax, WOW wax, palm wax, and Soy waxes.  Both the hot and cold scent throw are nice and strong, filling the whole house!  As for other home scenting ideas; this fragrance oil has been used to make aroma beads, reed diffusers, smelly jellies, and works exceptionally well for oil burners too.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  Sinus Relief fragrance is used to make:  bath salts, bath bombs, shower steam melts, body rubs, and body creams.  For those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is soothing and performed very well.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration.  Scent is wonderful.  The perfect soap for sinus problems.  No discoloration.

If you want to try an amazing recipe using this great sinus relief scent, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  These bath bombs are quite simply the best.