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9 Soy Candle Recipes

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9 Soy Candle Recipes 9 Soy Candle Recipes

If you are interested in candle making and are new to the craft, creating a candle may seem like an easy process. Well, it is easy, once you have done some research and Nature’s Garden can help you out. We have 9 soy candle recipes that use the three types of soy wax that we carry. These recipes are fun and creative and are easy to follow. Not only will you see that making your own candle can be easy, but making the world smell good is a very important job!

There are many factors that go into making a candle that will not only burn properly but will have a good hot and cold throw. Once you start doing research on candle making, then it can seem a bit overwhelming. What type of wick do you use? Which one burns the best? What type of wax do I want to use? I know I want soy wax, but what kind of soy wax? What does it mean melt point? When do I add the fragrance? How much color do I add? Not to worry, folks! Nature’s Garden is here for you and can answer all those questions for you.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes

Not all soy wax is created equal. There are differences in the melt temperatures, hot and cold throws, and in appearances. Before we get started on our soy candle recipes, let me familiarize you with the different soy waxes we have. We have three types that we will discuss: NG 100% Soy Wax, Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and Golden Foods Soy Wax 464.

As we all know, Soy Wax is produced from soybeans. It is a pure and natural vegetable wax that is considered kosher. Not only is this wax non-toxic, but it is also biodegradable. In fact, soy wax is very environmentally friendly and is made from a renewable resource. Candles made from soy wax are very clean burning. Something that is of importance in this day and age.  There is a reduction in soot, and due to the makeup of soy itself, the burn time of a soy wax increases. Soy Wax candles will burn slower and cooler compared to a straight paraffin wax candle.

All of Nature’s Garden soy waxes are sold in flake style. Most people find this type easier to work with. Granulated waxes have a tendency to be messier. They are all-natural so you can rest assured that you are going to have a clean burning candle in your home and for your customers. You will also note, that your finished candles may have a rough exterior. They may not look smooth and creamy. Well, it is a natural wax, therefore you will have a more natural finish. If this is not the look you would like it can be easily solved with a few tricks to help give your candles a more professional look!

9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax (GF 415)9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax 415

NG 100% Soy Wax 415 is straight soy. There are no additives to enhance the hot or cold throw. Therefore, soy wax is perfect in massage candles or any other type of recipe that is applied to the body. The melt point for 415 Soy is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This higher melt point allows this wax to carry a higher fragrance load. You can also blend this soy wax with other waxes such as beeswax, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 

Our next wax is our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. So what makes this wax different? Well, there are soy based additives added to this wax. That still makes it a natural wax, however, these additives help increase pour temperature, helps reduce frosting issues and give a smoother finish to your candle’s appearance. The scent throw, both hot and cold, are improved also. You may also blend this wax with other waxes such as paraffin or microcrystalline waxes. The 444 Soy Wax also has a higher melt point and can hold up to 12% scent per pound, making a stronger scented candle.  However, you should always test as not all fragrance oils can be used at this percentage and may seep.  

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 4649 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Lastly, we have our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This is a very popular candle wax. While this wax is similar to our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, the main difference will be the melt point. The 464 Soy wax has a lower melt point and this allows for better glass adhesion in the finished candle. Another difference would be the maximum scent load for this wax which is 10-12% of scent per pound of wax. We do suggest keeping the fragrance percent at 10 to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Before you get started on creating any of our recipes, follow this link to How to Make Soy Candles. This is a free candle class that can be downloaded or printed. In this class, you can learn about wicks, pour lines, scenting the wax, pour temps and more. And now that we are familiar with the different types of soy waxes, let’s move on to our soy candle recipes and get you inspired to start candle creating!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe

Up first, is our Citronella Candle Recipe. This is an easy recipe and will come in handy during those summer nights that you spend outdoors! Our Citronella Candle Recipe is made with our NG 100% Soy Wax 415. It is perfect for your outdoor activities to help keep the bugs at bay. Of course, we used our Citronella fragrance oil, which smells exactly like the essential oil. Strong notes of chamomile, citronella, jasmine, pine, and lily will help you and your loved ones enjoy some warm summer nights by the campfire!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe

This Leopard Candle Recipe is perfect for any wild one in your life! Artfully decorated in bright purple leopard spots that you will create out of beeswax then place around the inside wall of the jar. Next a pale lavender layer of 100% soy wax will be poured in. The whole thing is scented in our wild Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil. This scent is a lovely unisex fragrance smelling of citrus fruit, green floral with undertones of Eucalyptus. A nice complex blend of fragrances for this candle!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe

Massage candles are incredibly popular these days. Sometimes they are called lotion candles and can have any type of addition made to them. Of course, your main component will be the 100% Soy Wax, but our Massage Candle recipe also incorporates cocoa, shea and mango butter along with some coconut oil. Rub the warmed wax into your skin and feel the difference between regular lotion and warmed lotion! Your skin will feel luxuriously soft and moisture will be locked in! We scented our candle in relaxing NG Cashmere & Silk Type fragrance oil. This fragrance is a blend of French vanilla with sandalwood, patchouli, and musk accented by rose, violet, apricot, and creamy coconut milk. This is a very sensual fragrance for a sensual candle!

9 soy Candle Recipes: Green Beer Candle Recipe

What a fun candle to make for St. Patrick’s Day! This mug of green “beer” was made using Gel Wax for the “beer” and the froth was made with our 100% Soy Wax! You can most certainly whip this wax into a frothy mass! We chose our Green Irish fragrance oil for this tall, frothy Green Beer Candle! I love this fragrance! Bright, crisp, green and fresh is what comes to mind when I smell this oil!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle

Our Football Field candle is perfect to make for the football lovers in your family! Or, this would be a cool centerpiece to have for a table full of snacks for game day! This is truly a unique work of candle art that was made entirely of our 100% Soy Wax. The “dirt” bottom was created by using a square loaf mold while the grass was once created by whipping the soy wax. Sweet little football embeds, made from Pillar of Bliss, decorate the top and can be placed against the candle base. We scented this candle in our Leather Jacket and Fresh Cut Grass. These two scents blend together to smell like the outdoors on a warm, fall day!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe

If you know anybody that loves Zebras or the zebra pattern itself, then this is the perfect opportunity to make them something they will love! Our Zebra Candle is made in the same technique that was used for the Leopard Candle we talked about earlier. Using beeswax, you will create pink zebra stripes and stick them to the inner wall of the candle container. Next, you will pour in a creamy white layer of our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. We chose our feisty Hot Pink Pomegranate fragrance oil for this. It’s a bright blend of ginger, pomegranate, citrus and jasmine!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

Get your glue gun ready, because you’re going to be getting crafty with this candle! This Mardi Gras Candle is a fun themed candle that is perfect for your next Mardi Gras party! To make this candle more than just a plain candle, we created a fun, sparkly Mardi Gras mask to decorate the outside! That’s what Mardi Gras is all about after all! Bright, sparkly and everybody dressed up in costumes and masks! For our wax, we used the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 and of course, the inspiration behind this candle was our Mardi Gras fragrance oil. A truly unique fragrance blend of citrus, strawberries, rose, ylang-ylang and vetiver.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: St. Patrick’s Day Candle

No matter the holiday, you need a candle to celebrate! At Nature’s Garden we have you covered for any and all holidays! Even ordinary days deserve a candle! St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate your Irish roots and we have a candle to help you out! Our St. Patrick’s Day candle has a cute Shamrock made from beeswax displayed on the side. The rest of the candle uses our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. We scented this candle in our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This scent is fresh and floral. A definite clean scent for spring time!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Wait! What? Candle Wax turned gel? Yes, this isn’t your ordinary candle recipe. This is a different take on your normal everyday wax melt! We took our Soy Wax 464, mixed in some Rice Bran Oil, a little color, a little bit of 24K Gold Mica and you have yourself some Shimmer Gel Potpourri for your oil burner to scent your home! We used our Glitter fragrance oil for this recipe. This is a lovely feminine fragrance of floral notes of lily and jasmine and undertones of sandalwood and musk. Glitter is a very alluring fragrance and is a Nature’s Garden original!

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We hope you enjoyed our 9 soy candle recipes. As you can see, once you do a little research and have a little guidance, making candles is a very easy and fun project to do! Using soy wax will always be a personal choice for candle makers.  People will always love candles! They lend a warm and inviting atmosphere to your home. Using different fragrances can either relax you or energize you! Plus, using soy in your candle recipes is a very environmentally conscious choice and many people like to do what they can do to keep the air in their home safe and natural!

If you would like to show us what you have been creating, whether its candles, soap, bath bombs or lip balms, come find us! We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents) We love seeing what our customers have been up too! Plus, you get to show off what you created! It’s always good to toot your own horn once in a while!



Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil

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Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance OilRaisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the warm, buttery aroma of raisin bread mixed with butter cream.  This pastry scent is a delightful addition to any product line that needs a rich, homestyle fragrance!  The buttery scent is great for creating irresistible room scenting products like candles and tarts.  Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil is incredibly true-to-name, so when you’re burning your new candles that incorporate this scent, you may attract visitors who think you are baking for the whole town!  Just in case you want to entertain your guests with the real thing, here is a raisin bread recipe. The distinct scent makes this a prime choice for a wide range of applications, as well.  A valued customer from Cincinnati, OH writes “This reminds me of the snack I used to have when I was younger. It works well in apps I’ve tried so far; body spray, melt n pour soaps, soy wax tarts, perfume oils and it’s also a good blender if you’d like it with more vanilla and such.”  No matter how you enjoy this wonderful scent, the pastry aroma is sure to get some grins!

What Does Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil is a fresh-baked pastry scent with fresh citrus accents for a notable boost.  Warm spices balance with toasted bakery tones and hints of raisin for the fragrance signature.  Vanilla butter cream surrounds the blend with a blanket of rich and sugary sweetness.  A Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance.

How Do Our Customers Use Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil?

Room scenting products that incorporate this fragrance may inspire you to start baking!  Room scenting recipes can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candles can use Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform wonderfully in soy wax,  Joy Wax, or Wow Wax.  For those who wish to color their candles, we recommend adding 3 drops of brown candle colorant and 1 drop of purple Spectrum liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of brown and purple color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Raisin Bread and Butter Fragrance Oil is rich in flourishing, sweet sugars, making it perfect for bath and body products! Projects like bath oils and bath gels were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of .2% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Soap makers can use .2% fragrance oil in cold process and melt and pour soap recipes.  Because this scent has a maximum body safeness of .2%, we did not test this product in CP soap, so please test and use this scent responsibly!  We do not recommend using a soap colorant.  If you wish to color your soap, you may feel free to experiment with liquid soap dyes in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Customers love using Raisin Bread and Butter in a wide variety of products!  Homemade perfumes perform well with this rich, buttery fragrance when a maximum of .2% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created.  We recommend that you adhere to a .2% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaners also perform very well with a maximum fragrance usage of .2%.


Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil

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Spiced Cranberry Fragrance OilSpiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil is sweet and spice scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a best selling blend of tart cranberries with spicy ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon that creates an amazing fragrance oil for all sorts of spice incense, homemade candles, homemade soap, and so many other creations. We hope that your enjoy this scent in all of your products!

What Does Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing blend of cranberry relish and orange zests with hints of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Our customers can create all kinds of different types of bath and body creations this cranberry spice fragrance oil. Bath oils, diy bath bombs, cranberry perfume, spicy soap, and diy lotions can all be made with up to 0.1% of this fragrance oil.

While this fragrance oil is a body safe scent, there is a very small quantity allowed to be used in bath and body products. Therefore, we chose not to test this fragrance oil in cold process soap batch to keep our standard consistent. If you desire this fragrance oil in your own soaps, then feel free to try out. We would love to hear how it performs for you! If you want to add color to bath and body recipes, then you can use red liquid soap dye. As always, avoid using candle dyes in any of these products.

How Do Our Customers Use Spiced Cranberry Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

All kinds of diy room scents can be created with this spice and cranberry fragrance oil. Potpourri, reed diffusers, and incense can each be made with a fragrance oil concentration of 30% and no more. Also, homemade house cleaning solutions can be scented with up to 0.1% of this strong, spice aroma. Also, aroma bead products will have a great scent retained for this fragrance oil.

Further, spice scented candles and other wax based room scenting products can use this fragrance oil in their recipes. Scented wax cubes and scented candles are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax, then the can use up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Both Joy Wax and Pillar of Bliss Wax will perform perfectly for this scent. Also, you can make strongly scented soy candles with this fragrance oil. If you want to add colorant to your candle products, then feel free to use eight drops of red candle colorant with six drops of black liquid candle dye As always, this is based on four pounds of wax.  Alternatively, shredded red and black color blocks will also work nicely. If you want to chose other candle making supplies to color your products, then just make sure not to include crayons in this list as they clog wicks.

Lastly, if you have been left with a craving for spiced cranberry, try this Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe. If you like a little spice with your cranberries, you are sure to love it!


Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil

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Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil is a scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an absolutely delicious blend of pistachio with sweet and rich scents that create a fragrance oil perfectly named pistachio pudding cake. There is no mistaking this delicious dessert aroma, it is the perfect scent for making any of your homemade product smell mouth watering good! This bakery fresh fragrance oil will have you craving the real thing!  No worries, we have you covered, here is a recipe for pistachio pudding cake!

What Does Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the powerful aroma of pistachio nuts, almond, honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard.  NG Original Scent! 

How Do Our Customers Use Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can create all sorts of homemade room scenting products with this delicious fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense can each use a maximum of 50% of this pistachio pudding cake aroma. Also, homemade cleaning products can be made with no more than 5% of this scrumptious scent. Further, aroma beads can be made with this fragrance oil and will strong scent. Bakery fresh smelly jelly crystals can also be used to make strongly scented air fresheners.

Moreover, this scent can used to make wax based creations like candles or wax melts used for room scenting. Products that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use the maximum 10% in their formulation.  Customers create delicious wax melts and pillars with our Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Additionally, both Joy Wax and Wow Wax will have this fragrance oil performing perfectly. Also, soy wax will have a nice, strong scent when they use Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. This includes any of our soy waxes, our 100% soy wax, 464, or 444. If you want to color your creations, then we suggest that you add a small amount of a shredded green color block into the wax. Alternatively, use one drop of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Don’t use any crayons in candle products or you will likely have your wick clogged.

How Do Our Customers Use Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customer that create their own bath and body products can use this scrumptious fragrance oil in their recipes. Bath gels, bath oils, body scrubs, and related bath products can be made with up to 5% of this fragrance oil. Also, body products such as lotion and cream recipes can use this pudding fragrance oil.  Pistachio pudding cake perfume oils, body sprays, and other products that will remain on your body can also utilize up to 5% scented oil.

Not only can mp soap bases and hp soap recipes be scented with this fragrance, but the fragrance will perform perfectly in cp soap. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance oil is great for this method of making soap. A batch containing this fragrance oil will have no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. The final product will discolor to a light brown hue. The cured bars will have a very strong scent retained. Adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may be able to prevent some of the discoloration. The brown discoloration is likely caused by the 5% vanillin content. However, there are more than forty ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may lead to discoloration of body products. Customers should test each fragrance with the color stabilizer. When coloring your bath and body products, then we suggest using a small amount of green liquid soap dye.