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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!

Jul
31

Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe


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Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeApple Dumpling Candle Recipe

If you are interested in learning how to make candles at home step by step, then the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe from Natures Garden is the perfect craft recipe for you! This scented candle recipe uses wholesale candle making supplies from Natures Garden, like a scrumptious fragrance oil and Joy wax for candles, to create a fantastic room scenting recipe. So, you can create a strong scented candle that is one of the best products to make your house smell good!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Caramel Color Block
Cream Color Block
Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold

Other Needed Ingredients for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Knife
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Stick
Toothpicks
Stove Pot (For Double Boiler)

Make Preparations for the Apple Dumpling Candle Tutorial

Before you start, you are going to want to make preparations for the Apple Dumpling Candle Tutorial. First of all, you will need to gather your candle making supplies for this diy candle recipe. Also, you will want to clean all of the candle making equipment that you will need for this scented candle recipe. Of course, these supplies are listed above. Finally, you will need to clean up your work space to give yourself some room to create your own scented candle!

Prepare a Double Boiler to Melt the Candle WaxPrepare a Double Boiler to Melt the Candle Wax

One last preparation that you are going to want to do is create a double boiler for the melting candle wax. This double boiler will protect your candle wax from heating too quickly and potentially scorching. In order to create a double boiler, you will need both a pouring pot and a regular stove-top pot that you use only for craft making. You fill the stove-top pot with a few inches of water. Once you fill the pot with water, you will need to place it on the burner. You are going to need to heat the water. When you are ready to melt the wax for this recipe, you will put the candle wax in the pouring pot.  The pouring pot will then be placed in the pot containing the hot water

Melting the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Candle RecipeMelting the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Candle Recipe

Now that your double boiler is ready to use, you can prepare and melt the candle wax for this recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 120 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Then, you will want to add the candle wax to the pouring pot. Now, melt the wax. You will want to occasionally stir the wax, but you can use the double boiler device to more safely heat your wax. After this pillar candle wax has been melted completely, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Adding the Caramel Candle ColorantAdding the Caramel Candle Colorant

Once all of your candle wax has completely melted, you are ready to add the caramel candle colorant. Now, you are going to be adding just a small amount of a caramel color block to your candle wax. You are going to want to make sure that the candle wax has the color of an actual caramel candy, but you should not need to use more than a gram of the candle colorant. As you can see in the picture, you will not need much of the block.  After adding a portion of the caramel color block, you will want to stir to incorporate the color fully into the melted wax.

Testing the Candle Wax ColorTesting the Candle Wax Color

Instead of moving on without knowing whether you have the right color, you are going to be testing the candle wax color to determine whether you need to add more. Of course, you will need to mix everything together when you add more of the candle colorant. Since the color of your wax will lighten as it sets up, it can be useful to let a small drop set up on a paper plate before you move on. This will allow you to see the true color that you will end up with if you stick with that amount of colorant. Of course, you can continue to add more of the color block until you reach the hue that you would like. You can continue to use tiny amounts to test your colorant until you get a nice caramel color.

Scenting the Apple Dumpling CandleScenting the Apple Dumpling Candle

Next, you are going to be ready to add the apple dumpling scented oil to your melted wax. So, you are going to need to weigh out and add 12 grams of the Apple Dumpling fragrance oil to your melted wax. This will provide your homemade candles with a fantastic aroma that is absolutely delicious! This scented oil begins with top notes of red candy apples, and pears.  Then, this aroma will continue with middle notes of nutmeg, clove, cardamom and freshly ground cinnamon bark. Finally, this bakery scent rests on base notes of dry notes vanilla and hazelnut. So, you can include this scent in your diy candle recipes to provide a perfect room scent for your home.

Creating Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeCreating Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Now you are going to be creating the embeds for this homemade candle recipe. So, you will need to pour your caramel colored wax into the silicone four loaf mold. Alternatively, you can pour this wax onto a piece of wax paper in a baking pan. You will want to allow the wax to set up, but it should still be warm to the touch.

Cut the Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle FormulationCut the Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle Formulation

Then, you are going to cut the embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle Formulation. So, you will need to retrieve the caramel colored wax, which should be about set up but still warm to touch. You are going to need to use a knife to cut the caramel colored wax into square pieces. The goal here is to make these embeds look like real caramel candies. After you have created your wax chunks, you can set these caramel pieces aside for a later step.

Melting the Joy Wax for the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeMelting the Joy Wax for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be melting the Joy Wax for this candle recipe. You will need to weigh out 300 grams this Natures Garden wholesale candle wax. Then, you will add the weighed Joy Wax to the pouring pot that is in your double boiler. While the double boiler will help to prevent scorching, you will want to occasionally stir as the Joy Wax is melting. Once everything has completely melted, you are ready for the next step in the process.

Adding the Cream Color Block

Now that all the candle wax has melted, you are going to be adding the cream color block to your wax. Again, you will want to use less than a gram of the color block. But, this time, you are going to try to have your wax resemble the middle part of an apple. Once your wax is similar to the center of an apple and all of the colorant has melted, you’re ready for the next step.

Scenting the Melted Joy WaxScenting the Melted Joy Wax

Once your wax has been colored you are ready to scent the melted Joy Wax. So, you are going to weigh out 30 grams of the Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. Then, add this scent to your candle wax. You will want to stir to incorporate the scent completely before moving to the next step.

Prepare the Candle Wicks for the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipePrepare the Candle Wicks for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to want to prepare the candle wicks for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe. You will need your hot glue gun and a stick of hot glue. Now, plug in your glue gun and let it warm up. Once you are ready to use your hot glue, you are going to need to gather two of the CD Candle Wicks for this candle recipe.

Adding the Candle Wicks to Your JarsAdding the Candle Wicks to Your Jars

At this time, you are going be adding the candle wicks to your jars. You will need to move quickly to place the wick before the glue cools. After adding the glue, you will place your wick in the jar and press them into place. Before pushing down your wicks you will want to make sure that they are centered and evenly spaced in the jar. Once both wicks are secured well in the bottom of the jar, you will want to straighten up the wicks. Then, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Filling the Jars for the Apple Dumpling Candle Tutorial

At this point, you are ready to begin filling up the jars for the apple dumpling candle tutorial. Since you are working with Joy Wax, you will want to pour your wax at about 165 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your candle wax has reached this temperature, you can fill your candle with this caramel colored candle wax. Immediately after pouring your candle wax you are going to add your chunks of caramel colored cubes gently into the jar. Be sure to keep your wicks straight as you add the wax cubes.

Let the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe Set UpLet the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe Set Up

Now that your candle jars are filled up, you are going to need to let the candle set up. You can use a skewer or a pencil to hold your candle wicks in the right place. You can wrap your wicks around the skewer/pencil. Then, you are going to leave your candle recipe to let your candle recipe set up completely.

Use the Finished Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeUse the Finished Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Finally, you are finished with the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe! This candle making recipe will allow you to create one candle. At this point, you are nearly ready to use your candle recipe. Of course, you are going to need to wait to let your candle cure to ensure that you have the best candle scent possible! Once you are ready to burn your candle, you can trim the wicks and light them. At this point, your homemade candle is finished and ready to burn!

Try Out a Recipe for Real Apple Dumplings

Not only can you learn how to make a scented candle, but you can try out a recipe for real apple dumplings, too! So, you can enjoy the scrumptious aroma in your homemade candle as well as the taste of real, sweet apple dumplings. If you are interested in trying out this dessert recipe, then take a look at the Apple Dumplings recipe from Celebrating Sweets.

Ask Us Any Questions on the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeAsk Us Any Questions on the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

We hope you enjoyed learning how to make candles from scratch right at home! If you have any remaining confusion about this candle recipe or candle making in general, feel free to ask us any questions on the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media platforms to ask us questions that you may have regarding this room scent recipe, but you can share your own diy candle recipes, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jul
23

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe


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Star Fruit Mango Candle RecipeStar Fruit Mango Candle Recipe

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

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

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

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe: Other Needed Candle Making Supplies

Scale
Mixing Spoons
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Star Fruit Mango Candle Recipe: Weights and Amounts

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

Make Preparations and Sanitize Your Work Space

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

Prepare the Double Boiler for Melting Candle Wax

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

Weighing Out the Candle Wax

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

Weighing Out the Candle WaxAdding the Colorants for the First Portion

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

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

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

Creating the Yellow StarsCreating the Yellow Stars

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

Removing Yellow Stars From the MoldRemoving Yellow Stars From the Mold

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

Finishing the Yellow StarsFinishing the Yellow Stars

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

Melting Wax for the Peach Stars

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

Making the Peach Color

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

Making the Peach Color  Scenting the Peach Colored Wax

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

Creating the Peach Candle Wax StarsCreating the Peach Candle Wax Stars

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

Melting the Candle Wax for the Red Stars

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

Adding the Candle Colorant for the Red Stars

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

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

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

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

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

 Finish Creating the Red Stars

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

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

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

Choosing Your Candle Height

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

Star Fruit and Mango Tart Recipe

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

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

May
01

20 Crafts for Fathers Day


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Crafts for Fathers Day20 Crafts for Fathers Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  However, if you are a business owner, you still have plenty of time to test and add new products to your line for the occasion.  Although, maybe you are looking for a handmade gift for your own father.  Either way, below you will find the perfect gift idea in this list of 20 crafts for Fathers Day.

Crafts for Fathers Day: Green Camo Candle

First, we have the green camo candle recipe.  This candle recipe uses granulated wax.  So, it is the perfect candle recipe for the kids to help with.  In addition, it is Natures Garden’s Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil.  This scent is one that your dad is sure to love!  Not only can you smell the fresh air in the fragrance oil, but you can also smell the dirt!

Pine Cone Fire Starters Crafts for Fathers Day: Pine Cone Fire Starters

Next, we have the pine cone fire starters recipe.  This firestarter recipe uses Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil.  This scented firestarter is perfect.  Not only does it help with fire starting, but it also smells amazing!

Beer CandleCrafts for Fathers Day: Beer Candle

Now, we have the beer candle recipe.  This gel wax candle both smells and looks just like the real thing!  With the clear gel wax, you are able to create a transparent candle.  Then, we used Natures Garden’s Beer Fragrance Oil.  Finally, it is topped with soy wax to give the candle some authentic looking foam.

Green Beer CandleCrafts for Fathers Day: Green Beer Candle

The next recipe is the green beer candle.  This gel candle recipe is very similar to the beer candle.  It uses both gel wax and soy candle wax.  However, this recipe uses green liquid candle dye.  It is also scented with Green Irish Fragrance Oil.

Homemade Fire StartersCrafts for Fathers Day: Homemade Fire Starters

Now, we have another homemade fire starter recipe.  This particular recipe uses the Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil.  This is the perfect masculine scent for dads. In addition, we incorporated actual sawdust and white willow bark.  Finally, we added sage leaf and star anise.

Total Hot Man CP SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Total Hot Man CP Soap

Next, we have the total hot man cp soap recipe.  If you haven’t soaped with Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil, you are missing out.  This manly scent performs perfectly.  It also uses both shea butter and coconut oil to make the bar of soap phenomenal.  In addition, it is colored with activated charcoal to give the soap a black color and extra cleaning power.  Finally, the fragrance oil packs a powerful punch that smells amazing.

Foaming Body Scrub for MenCrafts for Fathers Day: Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Next is the foaming body scrub for men recipe.  This scrub recipe uses sodium cocoyl isethionate to give the scrub a gentle foaming quality.  This layered scrub recipe is a sugar scrub so it will also give rough dry skin a clean polish.  It is also scented with Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil.  So, not only does this scrub have wonderful exfoliation properties, but it also smells fabulous.

 

Beer Cold Process SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Beer Cold Process Soap

Now we have the beer cold process soap recipe.  This cp soap uses actual beer.  What dad wouldn’t love this soap?  In addition, it uses both shea butter and olive oil.  Finally, it uses Stud Fragrance Oil.  Stud fragrance oil is a Natures Garden original scent that is both strong and masculine.

Cold Process Shaving SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Cold Process Shaving Soap

What could be better than a cold process shaving soap for the men in your life?  This cp soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Black Ops Fragrance Oil.  So, rest assured that your soap will smell amazing with this masculine scent!  In addition, it has added bentonite clay to give this shaving soap recipe glide and to cleanse the skin.  In fact, the bentonite clay is great for oily skin.

Hunters Cold Process SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Hunters Cold Process Soap

Next, we have a cold process soap recipe for the hunters in your life.  This hunters cold process soap recipe is an unscented soap recipe.  This makes it the perfect soap for hunters.

Manly Man SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Manly Man Soap

This manly man soap recipe is a hot process soap.  This crock pot soap recipe is created in your soaping crockpot.  Also, it uses both shea butter and grapeseed oil.  In addition, it is scented with Natures Garden’s Game On Fragrance Oil.

Beard SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Beard Soap

Next, we have another hp soap recipe.  This hot process recipe is a beard soap.  This beard soap was formulated specifically for men with beards.  It contains ingredients like shea butter, castor oil, lanolin, and olive oil.  In addition, it uses balsam essential oil to give the soap a nice woodsy scent.

Beard OilCrafts for Fathers Day: Beard Oil

In addition to a beard soap, you can create a handcrafted beard oil.  This was also formulated for beards.  It uses lanolin sesame and rice bran oil.  We also formulated the recipe with cut and sifted eucalyptus due to its ability to reduce redness and irritation.  Finally, we scented the oil with Extremely Sexy Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.

Beard BalmCrafts for Fathers Day: Beard Balm

Finally, in our beard recipes, we have the beard balm recipe.  Once again this beard recipe for Fathers Day was formulated just for beards.  Containing jojoba oil, this balm has a wonderful moisturizing quality.  However, since jojoba oil also absorbs easily, it will not leave behind an oily look or feel.  It is also scented with the Cedar Wood Essential Oil to give the beard balm a natural masculine scent.

Game On HP Soap Crafts for Fathers Day: Game On HP Soap

Another hp soap recipe is the Game On HP soap.  This hot process soap recipe is scented with Natures Garden’s  Game On Fragrance Oil.  This masculine scent is a woodsy scent that has a blend rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs.

mechanics soapCrafts for Fathers Day: Mechanics Soap

Now we have a melt and pour soap recipe.  The mechanics soap recipe uses Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil to give the soap a fresh citrus aroma.  In addition, this soap recipe will show you how to swirl melt and pour soap.  In fact, it uses a combination of a couple of different clay powders and fruit powders to create the swirls.  This soap recipe is perfect for mechanics.

Stinky Feet Foot Powder RecipeCrafts for Fathers Day: Stinky Feet Foot Powder

Next, we have a different powder recipe.  Do you have a man in your life with stinky feet?  Sprinkle a little bit of this stinky feet foot powder in his shoes.  This foot powder recipe uses baking soda which is great for getting rid of odors.  In addition, it is scented with tea tree oil and lime essential oil to give the powder a fabulous scent.

Tea Tree SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Tea Tree Soap

Also, if you love tea tree oil as much as I do, you can make this tea tree soap for your dad.  This melt and pour soap recipe is easy to create and you will have it completed in no time.  Of course, it is scented with tea tree oil.  In addition, it is created with Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil MP Soap Base.  So, it can be melted right in your microwave.

Bacon Candle RecipeCrafts for Fathers Day: Bacon Candle

We also have another fun granulated candle recipe that you can make for your dad.  The bacon candle recipe is not only scented with Bacon Fragrance Oil, but it is also layered to look just like bacon.  So, if you know a bacon lover, this candle recipe is a must.

Red Solo Cup SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Red Solo Cup Soap

Finally on our list of crafts for Fathers Day, the red solo cup soap.  This soap recipe is created right in a red Solo Cup.  In addition, a loofah puff is used to give the soap a rope so it can be hung up in the shower.  Finally, it is scented with, you guessed it, Beer Fragrance Oil.

 

We hope that you have found your next project.  We would love to see your creations.  Feel free to post your pictures on our Facebook page.  You can also find us on Instagram as well as Twitter @ngscents.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.  We would love to hear from you!

Nov
21

Eggnog Candle Recipe


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Eggnog Candle RecipeEggnog Candle Recipe

It is that time of year again, eggnog season.  Today, I will share with you a candle recipe we created using our Eggnog Fragrance Oil.  This eggnog candle recipe looks good enough to drink!  While we obviously do not suggest drinking it, it sure does smell and look just like the real thing.  Finally, we you finish creating the candle be sure to check out my absolute favorite real eggnog drink recipe.  It is thick and delicious and something I make every year during the holidays.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Ingredients You Will Need Found at Natures Garden

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment That You Will Need

Mixing Spoons
Stove
Scale
Pot (for double boiler)
Glass Mug
Toothpicks
Cheese Grater
Paper Bowl
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for the Main Candle

455 grams Joy Wax
45 grams Eggnog Fragrance Oil
Toothpick Spectrum Yellow Liquid Candle Dye
Toothpick Spectrum Brown Liquid Candle Dye

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Whipped Portion of Candle

85 grams Joy Wax
8 grams Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Prepare the Jar for the Candle

First, prepare your mug.  We use a glass mug that we picked up at our local grocery store.  Our mug was slightly under 3.5 inches in diameter.  So, we used a CD-12 wick in our mug.  The size of the wick that you use will depend upon the diameter of the mug you are using for your candle.  While I can’t tell you the exact size you will need, I can tell you that I highly recommend the CD candle wicks when using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Our size recommendations, based on diameter, can be found in the description of our CD candle wicks at the link in the ingredients list above.
Once you have determined your wick size, use a hot glue gun to adhere the candle wick to the bottom of your jar.  You will want to make sure the wick is centered in the mug.  Once your wick is in place unplug your hot glue gun and move on to the next step.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle Wax For the Base of the CandleEggnog Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle Wax For the Base of the Candle

Now, let’s prepare our Joy Wax.  In order to melt the Joy Wax, we will use a double boiler.  This will slowly melt the wax and prevent it form scorching.  You will need to first prepare a pot of water. The pot only needs to be filled with a few inches of water. Heat the water.  Once you have your wax weighed out, you will need to place your pouring pot inside the hot water to melt the wax.
So, in your pouring pot, weigh out 455 grams of Joy Wax.  Then, place the pouring pot inside the pot containing the water.  Allow the wax to melt.  Once the temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the pot from the heat.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Coloring Your Melted Candle WaxEggnog Candle Recipe: Coloring Your Melted Candle Wax

Next, we will be adding our colorant.  When using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax the colorant should be added at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, for this candle recipe we will need both Spectrum yellow candle dye and Spectrum brown liquid candle dye.  Now, we only need a little bit of each.  While it can be hard to get just a small amount of liquid candle dye out with a dropper, it is not impossible.  In order to get just a small amount you will simply need a couple of toothpicks.  First, we will add the yellow candle colorant.  Go ahead and dip your first toothpick into the yellow colorant.  Then, dip the yellow colorant into the candle wax.  Throw this toothpick in the trash.  Next, dip your second toothpick into the brown candle dye.  Then, dip this same toothpick into the candle wax.  Throw your second toothpick into the garbage.  Finally, mix to fully disperse the candle colorants.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Adding Your Eggnog Fragrance OilEggnog Candle Recipe: Adding Your Eggnog Fragrance Oil

When working with Joy Wax, we suggest adding your fragrance oil between 170 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit for the best results.  So, today, we will be using Eggnog Fragrance Oil.  We couldn’t create an eggnog candle without an eggnog scent, right?  So, we will be using 10% fragrance oil for this recipe.  So, when your wax is at the correct temperature, add 45 grams of your Natures Garden Eggnog Fragrance Oil.  Then, make sure you mix the candle wax for about 30 seconds.  This will ensure that your eggnog scent is completely blended with the candle wax.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Pouring Your Eggnog Candle WaxEggnog Candle Recipe: Pouring Your Eggnog Candle Wax

Now, we will be pouring our candle wax.  When using Joy Wax, we recommend pouring your candle wax in warmed jars.  By warming your candle jars before pouring into them, it will help your wax to cling very nicely to your jars.  This is because your wax cools very slowly, allowing time for air bubble to release from the wax and thus the wax adhere to the walls of the jars better.  You want to put your jars into the oven at the very lowest setting.  So, turn your oven on the lowest temperature possible.  Then, place the jars on a pan and in the oven for just a few minutes. Do not allow them to get hot, they only need to be warm.

When pouring the wax, the temperature should be between 160 degrees Fahrenheit and 165 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once your candle wax reaches this temperature, pour the wax into your jar.  Make sure your wick is centered and secured in the center.  I use a fine tooth comb to keep my wicks in place.  Place the comb across the jar’s opening and put the wick centered in between the teeth of the comb.  Lastly, allow the candle wax to setup before moving to the next step.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Melting the Wax for the Whipped Topping

Joy wax can easily be used as a whipped topping on your candles.  For this particular recipe, we will be using 85 grams of Joy Wax.  However, we will be leaving this portion of the candle uncolored.  Once again, we will be using a double boiler to melt the candle wax.  So, go ahead and melt the wax using this method. However, this time bring the wax to a temperature between 170 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit.  The Joy Wax does not need to get any hotter since we are not adding any candle colorants to it.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil to the Whipped Topping Portion of the Candle Wax

Now, we will be adding fragrance oil to the whipped topping portion of the candle wax.  Once your candle wax temperature is between 170 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit, add 8 grams of the Eggnog scent.  Then, mix the fragrance oil into the wax with a clean mixing spoon.  Stir for about 30 second to be sure that the Eggnog Fragrance Oil is completely mixed with the Joy Wax.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Whipping the Joy Candle WaxEggnog Candle Recipe: Whipping the Joy Candle Wax

Next, we will begin whipping the Joy Wax.  This portion of the wax will be placed on the top of our main candle.  This will give your candle the look of a creamy top that you see on a glass of eggnog.  While it may look more complicated, all the topping requires is cooled and whipped Joy Wax.  All you will need is the candle wax and a mixing spoon.

 

 

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Whipping the Joy Candle Wax

So, you want to allow your Joy Wax to cool.  As it cools stir it periodically.  Once it is at a thicker consistency, begin mixing until it takes on a whipped topping type consistency. Once the Joy Wax has reached this consistency, use a spoon to scoop it on top of your setup candle.  While you are topping the candle, make sure you keep your candle wick centered.

 

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Placing the Finishing TouchesEggnog Candle Recipe: Placing the Finishing Touches

There are a couple of things we will be adding to the candle to finish it off.  First, we will be adding a small cinnamon stick.  I should note that this will need to be removed prior to burning, but it does give your candle an adorable finishing touch.  We will also be grinding and adding cinnamon to the top of the candle.

First, we will add a cinnamon stick.  Place the cinnamon stick vertically, but slightly angled right inside your candle.  It should stick out slightly though.  You want it to look like it is floating in your jar.

In addition, we will need to grind just a little bit of a cinnamon stick.  We will grind the cinnamon using a cheese grater.  While yes, we could use pre-made ground cinnamon, it won’t be as coarse or look as nice.  So, go ahead and grind just a small amount of the cinnamon.  To do this, place your cinnamon stick horizontally across your grater and move it across the grater quickly.  Finally, sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top of the candle.  Then, give your wick and little curl and your candle is finished.  Just remember to let the candle cure for a few day before using it or selling it.  This will ensure that your candle’s scent is a strong as possible.

Are you now craving the real thing?  I have tried many eggnog recipes myself.  Personally, my favorite eggnog recipe is this eggnog recipe from Tastes Batter From Scratch.  It is thick, creamy, and delicious.  It is sure to be an instant hit!

 

May
31

Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil


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Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilEuphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lose yourself to a state of euphoria the moment you open up this unique, complex fragrance.  Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a sharp, sensual blend designed for regal appeal and a breathtaking aroma.  The feminine scent is incredibly complex, but each and every note work in perfect harmony to send you into pure bliss.  Embrace sensuality and fantasy with this fragrance oil, and allow yourself to slip into euphoria.  Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a perfect choice if you need a standout fragrance for your scented product line!

What Does Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil from Nature’s garden is a provocative blend of pomegranate, persimmon, green notes, black orchid, lotus blossom, liquid amber, mahogany woods, black violet, and a cream accord!

Top Notes:  pear, peach, lemon, plum, green notes, pomegranate, persimmon
Mid Notes:  rose, honeysuckle, muguet, black orchid, black violet, lotus blossom
Base Notes:  cashmere woods, patchouli, musk, whipped vanilla, amber

How Do Our Customers Use Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil?

Set the mood with this sensual fragrance oil! You can create prominent room scenting products with this fragrance oil.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this complex fragrance oil in reed diffusers, incense, or potpourri recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using this wonderful fragrance oil.  You can use up to 10% with vegetable and paraffin wax. This feminine aroma will perform perfectly in candle waxes as well.  It does wonderfully in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  If you color your candles, we would recommend 2 drops of red and 1 drop of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of red and blue color blocks.  Crayons are never recommended to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil can also be added into your homemade bath and body products.  Bath gels and oils will smell wonderful when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Those making soap can use 5% fragrance oil in homemade soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil had a perfect pour!  There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  Cured soap discolored to a very slight tan and had a strong scent!  We would recommend using red and blue soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you in bath and body products.  Do not to use candle dyes in your bath and body products as they will dye your skin.

Customers also incorporate this scent into other body products.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.