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Dec
03

Blue Agave Fragrance


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Blue Agave FragranceBlue Agave Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden Blue Agave Fragrance Oil has been described by our customers as a spa scent, a very strong and very fresh fragrance.  Fun fact, the Blue Agave is a prominent plant that is grown in the central part of Mexico.  The plant can take up to 7 years to fully develop and has been known to grow to be several feet tall.  Agave nectar is made only from the core of this plant.

 

What Does Blue Agave Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Something amazing happens with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, when Kaffir lime (a fruit that is native to temperate Asia including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines) is combined with the fresh, green aroma of oakmoss.  The fragrance is a very uplifting and very fresh scent!  Natures Garden’s Blue Agave fragrance begins with top notes of Kaffir lime, lemon zests, apple, and black currant;  followed by middle notes of lily of the valley and rose petals;  sitting on base notes of oakmoss and white woods.

Top Notes:  Kaffir lime, lemon zests, apple, black currant
Mid Notes:  Lily of the valley, rose petals
Base Notes:  oakmoss, white woods

How Do Our Customers Use Blue Agave Fragrance Oil?

Blue Agave Fragrance Oil has been described by one of our homemade soap crafting customers as a “very well behaved fragrance oil with an aquatic, slightly herbaceous fragrance with a few delicate, white floral notes”.   The maximum usage rate is 5% for your handmade bath and body products such as bath oils, soaps, bath gels, lotions and perfumes.  Cold process soap testing results show a very clean fragrance with perfect pour.  There was no separation, ricing, or acceleration.  The vanillin content is 0% and as a result, no discoloration.   A suggestion for coloring, use teal soap colorant in the amount that makes you happy.  Candle dye is never to be used in any bath and body products.  This clean, fresh fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes and performs well in bath and body products.  This scent would be great as a body lotion, click on this link and use Natures Garden’s very own Tropical Lotion recipe to create your very own lotion.

The maximum usage for candle making is 10%.  Blue Agave Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax.  For a magnificent color, we suggest 2 drops of teal liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a teal color block into your melted wax.  As crayons will clog your wick, we recommend never using them to color your candles.

General home uses, the maximum usage will vary.  For cleaning purposes, the maximum usage is 5% and for diffusers, potpourri, and incense the maximum usage is 50%.

When your ready to order this crisp, fresh scent, just type the words “blue agave fragrance oil” into the search bar on Natures Garden’s web site.  The link will take you directly to the page will allow you to place an order.

 

Nov
12

Black Currant Original Fragrance


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Black Currant Original Fragrance OilBlack Currant Original Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil is a blended, fruity floral scent.  First and foremost, we need to discuss the currant.  Basically, there are two distinct fruits that are called currants.  First we have the dried zante grape which is like a raisin and is primarily used for baked goods such as scones, currant buns, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mincemeat.  Second, we have a fresh, tiny berry that is a distant relative to the gooseberry.  The berries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and are either black, red, or white.  The black currants are more tart.  They have a variety of uses which include preserves, syrups and liqueurs as they are often marketed as “champagne grapes“, but despite the name, they are not used for making champagne.  While the red and white are best for eating right out of your hand as they are very small and sweet, with quite an intense flavor of a grape.  The currant is very popular fruit in the UK, but is starting to gain fans here in North America.

What Does Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A Natures Garden original fragrance, smells like a rich, fruity blend of juicy wild berries and ripe currant highlighted by sparkling citrus and wrapped in a blend of floral infused vanilla.

Top – Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Black Currant
Mid – Mandarin Orange, Peach Nectar, Concord Grape
Bottom – Jasmine Petals, Parma Violet, Vanilla Bean

How Do Our Customers Use Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil?

Well, the answer to depends on your imagination and creativeness.  Do you prefer candle making or soap making?  Would you like to use Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil for incense and potpourri or for cleaning purposes?

For potpourri and incense, the maximum usage is 50% and for cleaning purposes the maximum usage is 5%.  A cotton ball soaked in a couple of drops of Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil can be thrown into a vacuum cleaner bag.

For the soaper in all of us, let’s start with the homemade soaps and bath and body products.  The maximum usage is 5%.  Coloring suggestions for Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil in soaps is purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  This fragrance oil will discolor to a beige. Vanillin content of this fragrance (this percentage includes all forms of vanillin) is .60%.  Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  Cold process soap testing results shows no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The scent is very strong.  Nice!  For other homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil performs well.

For those of us who like to make homemade candles, Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  The maximum usage is 10%.  Coloring suggestions for this bold, fruity scent is to use 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye and 2 drops of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred  purple and black color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Ever wonder what the color we choose for our projects means or represents?  Purple is positively pleasurable, but is also has meaning.  The color purple is often associated with nobility, royalty, power, and ambition.  But it could also represent mystery, extravagance, dignity, wisdom and is often thought of as magical.

If this rich, fruity blend of juicy wild berries and ripe currant intrigues you, please type in “black currant original” into the website’s search bar which will take you directly to our Black Currant Original Fragrance Oil page.

Aug
17

Almond Marzipan Fragrance


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Almond Marzipan fragranceAlmond Marzipan Fragrance Oil Spotlight

I seem to be unable to escape almonds. Though that may be because we’re in the “A’s.” They’re even used to make amaretto. Ah! So what the heck is marzipan? It’s a finely ground almond powder mixed with sugar or honey and sometimes egg whites. This can be its own confectionery treat, or made into adorable little shapes to put on top of cakes. Some times it’s shaped and covered in chocolate, other times it’s used as the icing on cakes. It’s apparently quite popular in the UK to use marzipan to ice large fruitcakes.

What Does Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Indulge yourself with this warm, slightly gourmand, almond marzipan aroma.  A truly luscious combination of almond, rose, benzoin, cassis, and black currant.  It starts with top notes of mimosa and hawthorn, followed by middle notes of creamy rose, black currant, and benzoin, all sitting on a base of almond, vanilla, and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil?

They make delectable decorative candles. Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. This fragrance is gel wax compatible. We have no color recommendations for candles. Mine are- maybe a very small amount of brown? Maybe a small amount of yellow? A very slight mix of the two? We’ve got brown liquid candle dye and yellow liquid candle dye and brown and yellow color blocks.

They also make sweet soaps from scratch. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Marzipan fragrance oil in soaps, bath gels, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil performed well in CP soap with no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration; a perfect pour. The scent comes across nice and strong in CP soap. Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performed well in bath and body products. This fragrance oil has a vanillin content of 0.1%, so you might see some very, very slight discoloration in your bath and body products. Again- no coloring recommendations here!

Marzipan is shaped into all kinds of different things and we’ve got all kinds of different soap molds. The smaller molds can be used to make sample-sized soaps or embeds for your candles. I personally think the little duckies mold would work swimmingly. Who doesn’t like cute little duckies? If you’re going for almond authenticity, I’m sorry to say we don’t currently have any almond-shaped molds, but we do have football molds, and after you used the soap enough, it would probably just look almond-shaped. Or you could shave the laces off and just have it be almond-shaped without the wait.

How about perfumes and lotions? Of course! The maximum recommended usage percentage in such applications is 5%. We’ve also found that Almond Marzipan fragrance oil performs perfectly in perfume.

And room scents? You bet! The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Marzipan fragrance oil in incense and potpourri is 50%. This fragrance is also nice and strong in aroma beads.