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Mar
27

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts


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Powerful Fragrance Oils for Wax MeltsPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts

When it comes to scenting any room in your house, you are always looking for a strong scent that is gonna stay around for a good while. There are many powerful fragrance oils for your wax melts at Nature’s Garden that you can use in your wax tart recipes that will keep your room smelling wonderful for a long time. However, there are ways to ensure that you have a stronger scent throw in your melter.  For example, you may want to choose a heavier fragrance oil. What ever your use, we will talk about some of our client’s favorite scents for wax melts.  We will also talk about choosing more complex fragrance oils.

Why Choose Heavier Fragrance Oils for your Wax Melts?

Are you looking for a strong aroma in your home that you will enjoy? Using a strong fragrance oil in your wax melts will ensure that your home is completely filled with good scents. A fragrance oil will smell differently in the bottle than it will in your finished wax melts. The reasoning behind this is because in the bottle all you smell are the top notes. Then, when the fragrance is mixed into the wax melts, you will smell the incorporation of all three notes. Choosing heavier fragrance oils will ensure that you are able to distinguish these notes more clearly in your final product. Also, depending on the size of the room that your wax melts are melted in, you may need stronger fragrances to encompass the whole room.

What Makes These Fragrances Heavier?

There are several factors that play into making a fragrance oil more strong than another. All of the fragrance oils sold at Nature’s Garden are already 100% concentrated. This means that our fragrance oils aren’t diluted, and you will get the full aroma of the fragrance. This is one of the factors that plays into a strong fragrance oil.

Next to the concentration of the fragrance, the evaporation time is another factor that plays into its strength. More complex fragrances, meaning fragrance oils that have top, middle, and base notes, tend to linger longer. The first impression you get of a fragrance oil is the scent of the top note. After the top note evaporates, you get the aroma of the middle notes. Finally, the base notes in the scent round it out, anchoring the scent and allowing it to linger longer. The stronger fragrance and more complex the notes, the longer it will typically linger.

Now, let’s talk about single notes scents. While some single note scents will still be strong and work well in a burner, often they tend to fade away a bit sooner than more complex scents. A single note scent doesn’t have base notes to anchor it.  So, while it might still be strong and wonderful, it is more likely it won’t have as much longevity when compared side by side to a more complex fragrance oil.

Other ways to Use Strong Fragrance Oils

Besides using these fragrance oils for standard wax melts or candle making, there are a lot of different applications for them. Another application for a strong fragrance oil is in our perfume and body spray recipes using a body safe fragrance oil. If you like to make a bold impression with your aroma, then this application is perfect for you to use. Nature’s Gardens’ recipes for different body spray and perfume recipes as well. Another use for our strong fragrance oils is with our room scenting recipes. Some examples of our room scenting recipes include potpourri recipes, scoopable wax recipes, aroma beads, and many more. There are many other different applications that you can try for yourself.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Apple Orchard Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Apple Orchard Fragrance Oil

When the crisp, cool autumn weather finally settles in there is nothing more refreshing than the scent of a fresh apple orchard. A wax recipe that Nature’s Garden has that you can incorporate this fragrance oil in is our Pure Soy Wax Candle. This candle is simple to make and contains a wonderful aroma that the soy wax tends to absorb. Apple Orchard Fragrance Oil is composed of notes of Cameo, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples. These fresh apple scents make the fragrance oil strong in notes of apple, and a great fresh scent for your candle wax applications. You can also make your own wax melts at home, and experiment with this fragrance oil in our raw ingredients. Let us know what you think of the scent!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Blueberry Muffin Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil is the perfect scent to use to make your home smell like a fresh bakery. Blueberry muffins are usually a baker’s delicacy, as they incorporate the fresh taste of a blueberry with the sweet taste of a muffin. This fragrance oil uses top notes of blueberry, strawberry, cherry, and orange zests. Then, it is followed by middle notes of butter, cinnamon, and cake. All these notes are sitting on a base of vanilla, almond, and baked muffin. When used in wax melts, this fragrance oil will fill up your room with these delicious notes very quickly. Anyone can enjoy this scent in any candle wax application, including our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe. The Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe looks like a real blueberry muffin, and smells like one as well.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Coco Mango Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Coco Mango Fragrance Oil

Another powerful fragrance oil that you can use in your wax melts recipe is our Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a blend of coconut and mango scents. This strong fragrance oil is the perfect choice for a fresh, tropical vibe in your home. This fragrance oil starts with top notes of mango and strawberry; followed by middle notes of elderberries and ripe papaya; finished off with bottom notes of coconut, vanilla, and soft musk. As you can see, there are a lot of different fruity notes that go into this tropical fragrance, making it the perfect fresh scents for your home. When used in wax melts, you can place them anywhere inside your home, and that room will quickly begin to smell like your tropical paradise. There are also many other finished products at Nature’s Garden that you can test this fragrance oil in as well!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Fresh Brewed Coffee WORLDS BEST Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Fresh Brewed Coffee WORLDS BEST Fragrance Oil

Something to look forward to when waking up in the morning is the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the kitchen. I don’t know what it is about this scent, but it always gets me up and ready in the mornings. This strong fragrance oil creates the aroma of coffee by getting rid of the usual chocolaty base note and making this fragrance 100% coffee notes. When coloring the candle wax, this fragrance works well with a ratio of 5 drops brown liquid candle dye to 4 pounds of wax. If you enjoy the scent of freshly brewed coffee, then you don’t only have to smell it in the morning with wax melts. You can incorporate Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil into your wax melts recipe and burn them in your kitchen.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Fresh Linen Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil

The fresh smell of clean linens after a load of cleaned laundry is always refreshing. The best feeling with clean laundry at times to is to snuggle in its warmth. Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil recreates that same feeling by using fragrance notes that give you that same warm, fuzzy feeling. This fragrance is very similar to Downy fabric softener, and uses a combination of scents. The notes that make up this fragrance oil are jasmine, lilac, peony, Egyptian musk, and French Vanilla. You can easily fill a room with the scent of this fragrance oil. You can use this scent in any room of your house to make it seem more uplifting and fuzzy. We even have a Fresh Linen Candle Recipe that you can make yourself and use this fragrance oil in.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Fruity Rings Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil

Another fruity fragrance oil that is popular and incorporates a lot of different scents is our Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil. This scent is very strong and works well into any application, including our wax melts. Use this fragrance oil with our candle wax to fill any room. To create this aroma, this fragrance oil starts with top notes of lemon rinds, lime, and grapefruit. Then, the fragrance is followed by middle notes of lemongrass, lily, and verbena. Then, this fragrance oil is finished with a bottom note of vanilla sugar. When used in vegetable and paraffin waxes, the max usage of this fragrance oil is recommended to be no more than 10%. With this being a stronger fragrance oil, it’s recommended to test this fragrance in waxes, before using in finished products.

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Monkey Farts Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil

This fun and fruity fragrance oil is strong and perfect to use in any type of candle wax. Kids will get a laugh out of the name of this fragrance oil, and will even enjoy it’s aroma as well. Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil starts off with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit. Next, this fragrance uses middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries. All of these notes sit on top of a bottom note of vanilla. A fun recipe for the kids that uses this fragrance is our Monkey Farts Slime Recipe. On top of our slime recipe, there are many candle wax uses that you can get out of this fragrance oil as well. When this strong fragrance oil is burned in our candle waxes, it will create a strong sense of playfulness in any room. These fun fruity scents will be wonderful for anyone to enjoy.

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Ocean Mist Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting back in a beach chair on the beach next to the ocean. The feeling of the fresh ocean mist hitting your face is something that will soothe any tensions. This Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil recreates that calm sensation by fusing notes to create a relaxing melody of aromas. This fragrance oil uses a complex combination of carnations, lily of the valley, and hyacinth to create it’s top notes of fragrances. These top notes sit on top of a base of oakmoss and white musk to create this fragrance. When used in our wax melts, this strong scent will make any room feel like you are right by the ocean. These strong scents will linger in the air, and will feel like ocean mist filling your room.

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Pomegranate Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

There is no better taste of fresh fruit than that of a pomegranate. Nature’s Gardens’ Pomegranate Fragrance Oil is as close to the fresh aroma of a pomegranate as you are going to get. This amazing fragrance works well in a lot of different applications. You can easily smell this fragrance in any room. This fragrance oil will give you the same sensation as that of smelling a freshly sliced pomegranate. This fragrance oil tends to perform well in wow wax, joy wax, and is very strong in soy wax. Some other applications for this fragrance oil include: soap making, perfumes, bath and body products, and room scenting. This fragrance oil will freshen up any room when used in our candle waxes and will keep any room scented for a while.

Let’s change our focus to talking about the effects of using different scents. This article “11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being“, talks about different effects that different scents can have on a person. One of the interesting correlations that I came across in this article was that the scent of apples can be used to mitigate the effects of a migraine. There was a study done that shows that the scent of a crisp apple can reduce the effects of a headache and shorten the length of a migraine episode. So, next time you have a headache, cut open a fresh apple, take in the scents, and see how well it helps you. Another interesting one is that fresh cut grass can make you more joyful.

Mar
06

15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day


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15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day

Are you feeling lucky? St. Patrick’s day is the holiday where everyone is wearing green, and enjoying pinching those who don’t. This holiday is dedicated to celebrating everything Irish. Here we discuss 15 fragrance oils for St Patty’s Day featured from Nature’s Garden. Many of these fragrances either have a scent that resembles something green, or resemble something that is used to celebrate the holiday. There are many fun recipes that you can make that have been thought up and created here at Nature’s Garden. Some of the recipes include candle and soap recipes like our Beer Candle Cold Process Soap Recipe. Or, even a candle recipe like our Rainbow Candle. Have fun trying our different fragrance oils in your homemade recipes this St.Patrick’s Day season!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more lucky than coming across finding a 4 leaf clover. St.Patrick’s Day celebrates people’s luck and good fortune. 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil features the scents of this lucky plant. The top notes of this fragrance oil include fresh cut grass and ozone. The top notes sit on top of middle notes of clover and wisteria. All of these scents sit on top notes of moss and earth. As you can see, there are a lot of fresh fragrances that make up this fragrance oil. A fun fact about 4 leaf clovers to, every 1 in 10,000 leaf clovers supposedly have 4 leaves.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day -Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil

These fresh edible shoots have a fresh fragrance to them that people enjoy. Bamboo is a flowering plant that is also known as being the fastest growing plant in the world. This type of bamboo grows in the northern area of Australia and can grow up to 8m in height. Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil captures the scent of the bamboo with top notes of lemon zest, spearmint, bamboo, lime,  and fresh air. Then these top notes sit on top of middle notes of lily of the valley and french lavender. Lastly, these notes sit on bottom notes of palm bark, musk, and bamboo stalks. As you can see, there are many fresh scents that make up this fragrance oil. This fragrance oil will freshen up the aroma of any home.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

The mixture of fresh herbs is always a relaxing scent that anybody can enjoy when they wanna relax. Our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe is the perfect green recipe for your bathtub that uses Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil. A bubble bar essentially crumbles apart, and can be added to your bath water to make bubbles. This aroma consists of notes of orange, lemon, peppermint sprigs, lily of the valley, jasmine, and many other notes. This fragrance oil is the perfect way to start off your day in the same festive mood as what makes up St. Patrick’s Day.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Beer Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Beer Fragrance Oil

Drinking is the daily activity normally associated with St. Patrick’s Day. There is no better beverage to indulge in on this festive holiday than beer. For those who enjoy the bubbly, fresh aroma of beer, Beer Fragrance Oil is just for you. If you happen to have any Red Solo cups laying around, then there is a fun diy soap recipe that we’ve come up with that you can make from the comfort of your home. Our Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe is a fun soap to make. You can use our Da Bomb Soap Dye to make several different colors variations of this soap recipe. For this recipe, we used yellow, red, and blue; but you aren’t limited to these colors only. We hope you enjoy smelling this fun aroma during the holidays.


15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil
15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day -Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil

Cucumber and Melon have always been known to be a refreshing combination when it comes to fragrances. Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil is commonly seen in lotion recipes. But, we at Nature’s Garden decided to create a fun application for this fragrance oil and made a Cucumber Melon Slime Recipe. You will be smelling fresh all day after using this fragrance in our recipes. This fragrance uses notes of cucumber, green oily note, violet, and honeydew melon. This skin safe fragrance oil can also be used in hand soaps to put in your bathrooms.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil

This plant scented aroma uses a wide variety of floral scents that blend well with fruity scents to make a scent great for your home. Everything about Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil contains scents that you’d normally associate with spring and summer. So, during the cold months, you can use this fragrance oil in your home to help make it feel warmer. This fragrance oil uses notes of dandelion, wildflowers, pear, green tea leaves, aloe vera, and musk. So, next time you feel like you need a way to freshen up your home after spring cleaning, then this fragrance oil is the perfect choice to do so.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil

The favorite food choice for panda bears, these fast growing plants can be found in all areas of the world. Bamboo is an evergreen flowering plant and serves in a wide variety of uses. Bamboo has a fresh, plant scent to it that is incorporated into this fragrance oil. Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil uses notes of golden bamboo, sparkling bergamot, red grapefruit, night-blooming jasmine, cyclamen, muguet lily, and wild grasses. If you want to make a candle using this fragrance oil, then our color recommendations suggest 2 drops of liquid green color dye to 4 pounds of candle wax. Making a green candle would make for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

 

Green Irish Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Green Irish Fragrance Oil

What perfect fragrance oil for St. Patrick’s Day than a fragrance called Green Irish Fragrance Oil. This fragrance represents the green spirit of the holiday itself. Due to its abundance of green on its countryside, Ireland is also known as the Emerald Isle. This fragrance starts with top notes of Sicilian Bergamot, wild lavender, cool cyclamen, lemon, and verbena. These top notes are followed by middle notes of Wild Eucalyptus, Fern,  Red Geranium, Iris, and Violet. Then, these notes all sit on top of bottom notes of Cedarwood, Labdanum, Transparent Musk, Olibanum, Sandalwood, and Ambergris. Try this fun, mixed fragrance this St.Patricks day, and impress your friends and family with the fresh smell of your home.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil

If you are a fan of fruity scents, then this is the fragrance oil for you. Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil is the perfect tropical array of fresh fruits that blend well with the fresh scent of basil. So, we all know that basil has a strong, pungent, sweet smell to it that many people even enjoy in cooking. However, when used in soap, this scent combo also tends to be very strong, and leave an amazing impression. Besides soap, you can also use this fragrance oil in candles, bath and body products, and perfumes. So what does this fragrance oil smell like?  Well, this fragrance oil uses notes of kaffir lime, mango, lemon, basil, lemongrass, orange blossom, ginger, and musk.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil

Florals are always the ideal scent of spring, and just wanting to start a new. This refreshing fragrance oil incorporates the essence of St. Patrick’s day by bringing the spirits of spring into your home. Everything about spring spells green, and this fragrance oil even uses the aroma of fresh, green aloe leaves. NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil will give you a strong floral smell in any of your recipes and is suggested to be tested in products before being used in recipes. This fragrance oil starts with top notes of petitgrain, Italian bergamot, and ozonic notes. Then it’s followed by middle notes of lilac, lily of the valley, and hints of tuberose. Finally, this fragrance oil is finished off with bottom notes of sweet vanilla, amber, precious musk, and oakmoss.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Peppermint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Peppermint Fragrance Oil

If you’re looking for a strong scent that will assist with any breathing ailments, then try our Peppermint Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the natural smell of real peppermint. This fragrance oil represents St. Patrick’s Day because it resembles the aroma of green peppermint leaves. A fun fact about peppermint is that it can also aid in indigestion and any of the tastes that are associated with it. So, if you have a hefty dinner, then try eating a dinner mint, and it should help with quicker digestion. Our Peppermint Fragrance Oil is body safe and can be used on the skin, so you can add it to soap and body products.

 

Rainbow Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Rainbow Fragrance Oil

When you see a rainbow the first instinct is wanting to find that pot of gold at the end of it. This St. Patrick’s Day fragrance oil incorporates a bunch of different fruits and flowers that are each colored to resemble different colors of the rainbow. Rainbow Fragrance Oil can be used in candle making, soap making, and body product recipes. This fragrance oil uses top notes of pear, green grapes, kiwi, raspberry and peach. These top fruity notes are sitting on top of middle notes of jasmine and lily of the valley. All of these notes sit on top of a well rounded bottom note of white musk.

 

Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil

Fresh herbal sage leaf scents are great for creative mixing with different fragrances. Sage itself can be used to promote healthy skin and is loaded with a lot of antioxidants that are healthy for you. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil incorporates the green colors of the holiday. Nature’s Gardens’ Sage Fragrance Oil captures all of the qualities of this amazing herb. Our Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe uses this fragrance oil, and the soap is great to use for both you and your pet. So, when your looking for a herbal scent that is great for cleansing your home, try this fragrance oil in our candle and soap making recipes.

 

Spearmint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Spearmint Fragrance Oil

Next, the refreshing scent of spearmint will always leave you feeling fresh. Spearmint Fragrance Oil is strong and very true to its name, and will make you feel icy cool. Fun fact, there was a research done at the University of Cincinnati that has proved that sniffing spearmint can increase concentration levels. In addition, when associated with St. Patrick’s Day, spearmint leaves resemble a fresh, green scent that will brighten up any mood. You can also make Spearmint Soap from one of our recipes at Nature’s Garden for a strong smelling soap.

 

Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil

Watercress is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables that has been eaten by humans and is an aquatic plant. Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil uses subtle notes of lemon rind, fresh palm leaves, fresh watercress, aloe notes, jasmine, and eucalyptus. If you want more herbs in your scent, try this mp soap recipe using this fragrance oil. The Chamomile Clay Soap  will leave you smelling great.

On top of using our fragrance oils, you can also find other fun festivities to be involved in to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day. This article called 9 Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day for Kids gives a list of different events you can have fun doing. For example, you can enjoy your St. Patrick’s day by watching a fun parade. Another fun St.Patrick’s Day activity that many people enjoy is eating a hearty Irish dinner.

Mar
03

20 Floral Scents for Spring


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20 Floral Scents for Spring20 Floral Scents for Spring

There is nothing more refreshing than the first days of spring. When the air is still cool, but is just warming up from the after effects of a cold winter. Also, all of the many scents that you can get from the fresh flowers can entice your senses. Our fragrance oil line has many great fragrances that capture the true essence of these fresh scents. As seen below, we talk about 20 floral scents for Spring.

 

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil

Here is a feminine fragrance oil that will make you feel pretty all day. Try our Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil in your own perfume and body spray recipe. This fruity and floral fragrance is very strong in perfumes and aroma beads and performs “Amazingly”.

 

 

Top Notes:  lemon sparkle, delicate lily, Italian bergamot
Mid Notes:  rose, jasmine, violet, citron, neroli
Base Notes:  musk, cedarwood

Let us know what fun recipes you can come up with using this strong fragrance oil.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Antique Lace Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Antique Lace Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is an amazing bouquet of floral scents that will entice your senses. Antique Lace Fragrance Oil captures the delicateness of an antique lace. An antique lace is an intricate laced design that is knitted together using many fine threads. Antique Lace Fragrance Oil uses notes of jasmine, fresh vanilla beans, and a bottom note of musk. This fragrance oil is great to use in bath and body products as well as candles.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic scents to increase your psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil is a fragrance that you can use to do just that. This fragrance is something you can easily become passionate about using as it uses a romantic combination of floral fragrance oils and essential oils.

Top Notes:  jasmine, rose, lily, lilac
Mid Notes:  heliotrope, violet, English ivy, gardenia, carnation, hyacinth, lavender
Base Notes: soft woods, vanilla

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil is a fragrance oil that helps you to capture the alluring smells of fresh green grass and blooming flowers while walking on the warm sands of the beach. When used in cold processes soap and candles, this fragrance performs the best in lighter yellow accents. You can make your own beach candles by using a little bit of yellow and brown liquid candle dye, and adding this fragrance oil. This fragrance oil is composed of the following notes…

Top Notes: Asian lemongrass, dune grass, daisy petals
Mid Notes:  gardenia bloom, ylang ylang, clove leaf
Base Notes:  blond woods, amber sands, sheer musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil

The dried peel of bergamot is what is used to give Earl Grey tea it’s flavor. You will get a fresh herbal sensation when using this fragrance oil. Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil is a true spa like fragrance that will help you to relax while getting slight hints of fruit. A fun recipe that you can use this fragrance oil in is our Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe which will leave your skin feeling wonderful. The notes contained in this fragrance oil include…

Top Notes:  grapefruit, lime, bergamot
Mid Notes:  basil, tarragon, green leaves, jasmine
Base Notes:  hyacinth, geranium, oakmoss, bamboo

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil

The Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil is inspired by a tropical herb found in South Africa called the Birds of Paradise that resembles a bird in flight. This tropical herb contains beautiful blue and orange flowers that resemble the birds.  This fragrance oil is made up of a mixture of floral and amazing fruity scents. The notes that make up this fragrance oil consist of…

 

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, tuberose
Mid Notes:  birds of paradise, gardenia, rose, honeysuckle
Base Notes:  magnolia leaves, jasmine

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is the combination of the scent a fresh red rose and deep, rich Burgundy red wine. For your significant other, you can make a Rose Bath Bomb Recipe as a romantic Valentine’s or date night gift using this fragrance. Also, try this fragrance in some of our candle recipes and see how rich this smell is. The notes of this fragrance oil consist of burgundy rose, fresh white floral, burgundy wine, warmed by precious musk and apple wood, all finished with a rose fragrance.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil

Our Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil is one of our more unique blended fragrances that we carry. The cannabis rose has gained its popularity through Greek myth by being blessed by several Greek gods. This flower has a unique, sweet scent to it that many people have come to enjoy. There are many floral scents that make up the smell of this fragrance oil. The notes in this fragrance oil include: Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, and many other wonderful scents.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Carnation Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Carnation Fragrance Oil

That fresh scent that you get when you freshly pick a clean, crisp flower is the aroma that this fragrance oil creates. Carnation Fragrance Oil captures the scents of the freshly picked carnation petals with bottom notes of fresh greenery. There are many potential uses for this amazing fragrance including making your own candle. For use in candle wax, it is recommended that you use no more than 10% of the amount of this fragrance oil to the amount of wax.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Chamomile Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Chamomile Fragrance Oil

Chamomile is an herbal like flowering plant that is commonly used for natural herbal medicines and calming the senses. This flower is also commonly found being used in teas for aiding in the process of falling asleep. Chamomile Fragrance Oil captures the essence of freshly picked chamomile flowers mixed with a hint of fresh green herbs. This fragrance oil can be used in bath oils, lotions, perfumes, and soap recipes. A fun recipe of ours that you can create using this fragrance oil is our Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Daisy Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Our Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is a rendition of the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs. This fragrance will remind you of a fresh patch of daisies in the middle of the cool of Spring. You can use this fragrance oil in our Whipped Cupcake Soap Recipe, which is an easy and decorative recipe to make.

Top Notes: lemon, jasmine
Mid Notes: muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, day lily
Base Notes: cedar wood, patchouli, musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil

With Easter right around the corner, this fragrance oil will put you in the right mood for the holiday. Our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil went through 20 revisions before we finally found one that would work. The final result is a perfect mixture of garden greens with a slight hint of fresh mint. Then, combined with a middle note blend of spring flowers and green tones. All of these notes are finished off with a base of sandalwood for a warming glow. The fragrance oil is meant to capture the scents accompanying the life of the Easter Bunny.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more refreshing in Spring that the array of different floral aromas that you can come across. This Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil contains the scent of all the flowers that you can come across in a flower shoppe.

Top Notes: peach, eucalyptus, apple blossoms
Mid Notes:  hydrangea, rose, carnation, tulip
Base Notes:  jasmine, gardenia, cut grass, flower stems

This fragrance oil is amazing for give your home a refreshing scent when mixing with our potpourri and incense.

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

Roses are truly the flower of romance. Not only do these flowers contain a deep, attractive color to them; but they give off an aroma that is enticing to any nose. Our Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly cut rose. This fragrance oil is one of our more popular sellers, and anyone can vouch on how fresh it smells. Did you also know that each colored rose has a different meaning behind it’s color? For example, pink-elegance colored roses usually resemble sincerity, loyalty, and purity.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Icy Shine Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Icy Shine Fragrance Oil

Icy Shine Fragrance Oil is a cooling type of fragrance that will give you a fresh feeling. This fragrance oil encompasses a wide variety of floral all mixed with fresh fruits. If you like your hair smelling fresh, then there is a Silky Hair Gel Recipe that we have made that you can make for yourself.

Top:  Raspberries, Melon, Orange
Mid:  Muguet, Peony, Rose, Jasmine, Magnolia
Base:  Vanilla, Musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Lavender Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Lavender Fragrance Oil

If you need help falling asleep, then lavender is just for you to help with this. Our Lavender Fragrance Oil is the perfect aroma of true lavender flowers. You can make a candle with this fragrance oil, and it is recommended that you use a shredded purple color block to 4 pounds of candle wax. We also have a Natural Deodorant Recipe that you can make using this fragrance oil for feeling clean.

 

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil

Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil is a sensual, enticing scent that is complex with many different floral aromas. This fragrance oil is made up of notes of top notes of mandarin, ylang ylang, grapefruit, freesia, and hyacinth. Sitting on middle notes of tuberose, magnolia, plum, and lily. All sitting on base notes of white musk and vanilla bean. The colors that this fragrance work best in are purple and read if you want to make a candle or any bath & body products.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil

A Hydrangea is a bluish flower that grows in small clusters, and the name is supposed to mean “water vessels”. Our NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil is an amazing replication of Yankee’s scent. To compliment the color of this flower, it’s recommended to use a blue candle dye coloring to color any candle that you make using this fragrance oil. You can also make lotions, perfumes, soap, and many other unique recipes.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil

Some fresh flowers that smells wonderful in the fresh bloom of spring are roses and violets. These two flowers give off a wonderful aroma, and are very strong and unique in their own nature. Our NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil smells very closely to that of a fabric softener. This fragrance oil also adds its own splash of uniqueness by adding in notes of coconut, orange, and musk.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Peony Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Peony Fragrance Oil

The peony flower is a flower that is native to only Asia, Europe, and Western North America. These flowers have about 30 plus known species world wide, each with their own special color. Our Peony Fragrance Oil is one of the best floral fragrances that we have ever smelled, and is a best seller! Make sure when you are making any recipe with this fragrance oil containing a vanilla base, make sure to use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to keep the true color in the recipe.

 

When talking about Spring fragrance oils, you can’t help but think about the many amazing flowers that make up these fragrances. Here is an article called “These Are the Flowers You Should Plant on the First Day of Spring“, that talks about different flowers that you can consider planting on the first day of spring. One of the prettiest flowers in this bunch that you can plant are tulips, not only do they have their own amazing sweet scent to them, but look great when growing in bunches. Another pretty flower are Camellias, as these flowers grow in many different layers. These flowers require acidic soil to grow in, and can be trained to grow against a shady wall.

Jan
29

25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes


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25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes

Have you always wanted to make your own bath bombs, but didn’t know what main ingredients go into them? There aren’t as many ingredients that create a fizzy, delightful bath bomb than you many think. The primary ingredients that mix together that create the fizzy effect that you see are Baking Soda and Citric Acid. After you add these two ingredients, you can add any body safe fragrance oil of your choice from Nature’s Gardens’ vast collection. If you want color to your bath bomb, you can also proceed to add drops of FUN Soap Colorant to your mixture as well. Listed below are 25 DIY bath bomb recipes that are different versions of this main concept.

 

Black Cherry Bath Bomb RecipeBlack Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe

The Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe is interesting in which it uses 100% natural beet root powder to get the red color that you see. The beet root powder even leaves traces of red specs on the bath bomb that can resemble that of bits of cherry. This bath bomb smells amazing when it’s fizzing in your bathtub. The strong Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil that this bath bomb uses creates a full aroma in your bathroom when used. This bath bomb is also easy to assemble when you are putting it together as well.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb RecipeBubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are a fan of a bunch of bubbles in your bathtub, then the Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe is just for you. This bath bomb is made into two distinct layers of bright orange and neon red. This bath bomb uses Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil to create its scent. This fruity aroma smells great for also giving your bathroom a fresh smell when you get out of the tub. This recipe also uses 100% natural papaya leaf powder to give your bath bomb that soothing natural feel.

 

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCamouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Kids are always attracted to playing with little toy soldiers. The Camouflage  Bath Bomb Recipe brings that same excitement to the bathtub. This bath bomb uses your standard 4 shades of army green to create the same visual appeal in the bathtub. On top of the army colors, you also can hide a cute little army soldier in the bath bomb for your kids to be surprised with!

 

Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies RecipeChocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here’s a fun Valentine’s gift idea for you to get your significant other. These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies are supposed to resemble chocolate covered truffles sprinkled in heart sprinkles. These amazing bath fizzies use Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil which will provide that chocolaty aroma that your significant other will fall in love with. On top of that, these bath fizzies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Try this simple bath fizzies recipe out for yourself and give your significant other a gift you know they’ll love.

 

Cotton Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

When you go to the fair, nothing excites you more than the smell of sweets hovering in the air. One of my favorite sweets is cotton candy, and it tastes just as good as it smells. The Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe not only smells just like cotton candy but gives off the same visual aesthetics as it too! This colorful candy affect is created by crumbling in blue and pink bath bomb dough into a mixture of white. Then, you mix these two colors together until you begin to see it evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. Doesn’t it just look fun?

 

Cow Pie Bath Bomb RecipeCow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe

When you think of a barn, you think of cows. That’s what this fun, down to earth Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe attempts to bring to your bathroom. This bath bomb is a fun way to incorporate the color of cows into your bathtub while you get clean. The brown spots on this bath bomb resemble that of spots on a cow. This bath bomb uses Hayride Fragrance Oil that uses sweet balsam combined with smooth vetiver and cedarwood to create a fresh experience. Your kid will also get a kick out of the colors too!

 

Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeFish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

Where do fish belong? They belong in the water, as well as this crafty Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe that we created here at Nature’s Garden. This bath fizzy incorporates the deep blue color of water, with fun tropical color varieties to resemble little fish swimming in it. On top of the little fish, this bath bomb also contains a fun, small plastic fish that your kids can play with in the water as well. This bath bomb will also turn your water into an amazing, deep blue color. Give this product a try with your kids and see how much fun they will have.

 

Rose Petal Bath Bomb RecipeRose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more romantic than the sight of red rose petals floating on top of your bath water. This romantic Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe also makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift idea as well. There is even a warm glow created in the bath bomb from adding 24k Gold Mica Dust and Diamond Dust Mica Dust. On top of the mica dust, there is also 100% natural rose hip powder added into this recipe too, so you can get all the relaxing benefits of using natural ingredients.

 

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeFreshly Ground Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

There’s something about the smell of coffee in the morning that makes anyone’s day start off good. This Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe uses both a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden and fresh coffee grounds to create a full embodied coffee aroma for your bathtub. Compared to the 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, there are also benefits to soaking in coffee grounds. One of these benefits include smoothing and softening of the skin.

 

Golden Clover Bath Bomb RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s a recipe that will stand out in any crowd with its shiny golden gleam. The Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe is perfect for those who like to add a little shininess into their lifestyles. This bath bomb creates its shininess by using Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and mixes that yellow coloring with 24k Golden Mica Dust. These bath bombs will also leave a cool shimmering shine on your skin, and leaving it feeling silky smooth. Try this cool jewel out for yourself.

 

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

These Green Apple Candy Bath Bombs have both Neon Green and Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorants that give them amazing color. On top of their great green color, these bath bombs also use a nice tart, fruity Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. Try this bath bomb in your bathtub and allow the green colored bath salts to dissolve into your water. These bath salts do more than look cool, they will also help to relax any soreness in your muscles as well.

 

Green Tea Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Tea Bath Bomb Recipe

Green Tea is the perfect herbal drink to use for relieving soreness in your throat, so why not also use it in a bath bomb too. The Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe uses both Green Tea Powder and naturally cut and sifted green tea leaves. To even take it up a notch further and add more green to this bath bomb, we also use French Green Clay in the recipe as well. This bath bomb will have your bathtub looking and smelling like it’s filled with green tea.

 

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb RecipeDinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe

If you want a colorful bath bomb that your kids will enjoy, then this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe is just for you. This bath bomb is constructed into different layers like an egg, with a fun colorful touch to each layer. In the center of this bath bomb egg is a baby plastic dinosaur that your kid will enjoy playing with. To add to these fun colors, this bath bomb also uses Nature’s Gardens’ Bermuda Triangle’s Fragrance Oil.

 

Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb RecipeHawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe

Nothing more relaxing than sitting and tanning on the beaches of Hawaii. The Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe incorporates all the scents that you associate with this tropical paradise. There are two distinct layers to this bath bomb, and it uses both lemon and orange powder in the recipe. These natural powders add a touch of tropical fruit to the bath bomb.

 

 

Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Sage and lavender are the two different herbs that are used in this bath bomb. Lavender is usually used as a sleep enhancer, and sage is used for reducing stress and anxiety. This Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe is great to use in the bathtub to help alleviate all these symptoms. So, after a long day in the office, try coming home and soaking in one of these bath bombs to feel rejuvenated again.

 

 

Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb RecipeLumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe

Coal has a good skin softening quality to it that is wonderful to use on the skin. This Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe uses Activated Charcoal Powder to give the user the natural feel to their skin. On top of the benefits from the charcoal powder, you also get additional benefits from using black Himalayan salt in the bath bomb too. So, see how easy it is to make this bath bomb, and reap in the benefits.

 

 

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

A mojito is a Cuban cocktail that consists of 5 different ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. This Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe tries to recreate a mojito by first off using cut spearmint leaf to capture the minty accent. Then, afterwards the notes of the mojito come from using Mojito Fragrance Oil. This bath bomb is sure to add a festive splash to your bath.

 

 

Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb RecipeOrange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

This bath bomb is a match made in heaven. There is no better combination than orange and vanilla cream. This sweet Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe uses both vanilla powder and orange peel powder to create this amazing combination. On top of that, Nature’s Garden has a Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil that tops this bath bomb off with enhanced scents.

 

 

Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipePeeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

With Easter coming up, this Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb Recipe makes for the perfect gift to put in anyone’s Easter basket. There are many different colored peeps that you make with this recipe from your vibrant, bright yellow to your darker blue. This recipe is fun for children to make around Easter time too!

 

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb RecipePink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Pink Himalayan sea salt is the perfect mineral to use for calming your mind. When infused with bath water, the salt from the Pink Salt Bath Bomb will also work well to soothe your muscles. You can also make this bath bomb as a gift too!

 

 

 

 

Rose Bath Bomb RecipeRose Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s another really cool rose infused bath bomb that’s great for a romantic experience. The Rose Bath Bomb Recipe packs a bunch of rose petals and buds into the top of the bath bomb, and just lets them float out onto the bath water. Try this bath bomb as a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other.

 

 

 

Rose Petal Bath Fizzy RecipeRose Petal Bath Fizzy Recipe

Here’s another Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe that uses real rose petals. The only difference is, is that this one has two distinctly colored layers. One is a pink layer, and another one is a white layer that houses the rose petals.

 

 

 

Sandalwood Bath Bomb RecipeSandalwood Bath Bomb Recipe

Sandalwood is an aromatic type of wood that retains its scents for up to years. This Sandalwood Bath Bomb Recipe incorporates the scent of sandalwood and brings it out in your bathing experience. Like a few of the 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, this complex bath bomb contains a lot of natural minerals that are excellent for your skin.

 

 

 

Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb RecipeSangria Shimmer Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s another great bath bomb recipe that incorporates many different fruity notes into bath bomb that is sure to entice all of your senses. The Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb even uses sparkly mica to make it shimmer better in the water and allows it to stand out. Enjoy using and making this bath bomb, as it can bring a sense of festiveness to your bathtub.

 

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeSinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than clogged sinuses. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe contains many natural herbs and powders that are known to help drain out sinus pressure. This bath bomb is wonderful to have around during the bad parts of Winter and Spring.

 

 

 

After talking about these 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, let’s narrow down and talk about different uses of citric acid which is a key ingredient in bath bombs.  “15 things to make with citric acid that you can eat, drink and have fun with!” is a fun article that I found that give’s more uses for citric acid that you can try for yourself. One of the crafts that is mentioned in this article is Tangy Lemon Frozen Yogurt. This recipe sounded like it was to die for, as the citric acid adds more flavor to this recipe. And if you enjoyed Pop Rocks as a kid, this article also gives a fun recipe for homemade pop rock candy. Give this article a read and find some fun things to do with your left over citric acid.

Dec
10

Snowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe


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Snowy Luminary Candle Jar RecipeSnowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe

Do you want to learn how you can make another one of our homemade crafts for the holidays? Then this blog is for you! We will be talking about our Snowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe today. This is a pretty simple craft to make, that uses only five ingredients and looks gorgeous once it is all finished. Since it isn’t difficult to do, children can also be a part of the process of making it! If you were in search of some new craft ideas to make for decorating the house or to gift a family member, this is the perfect one for you! Even though the jar is holding a candle, it still has other uses as well. If you do not want to create the candle portion, you can use the glittery snowy jar to put candy such as candy canes for your holiday parties. You can also definitely use it as a unique rendition of a stocking, which you could fill with cute stocking stuffers that are good for children, spouses, friends, and even coworkers. Let’s go ahead and jump right into the recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Epsom Salt
Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
1.75” Zinc Core 44-20-18 Candle Wicks
Pedestal Cup
Disposable Pipette
Joy Candle Wax
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Elmer’s Glue
Newspaper or wax paper
Crafting paint brush
Mixing Spoon
Glass Bowl
Ribbon
16 oz Apothecary Jar

Preparing Our Station

The first thing that we are going to do is to prepare the work station where we will be creating. For this project, it is a good idea that we lay down either newspaper or wax paper on a clean surface. By doing this, it will protect counters and other parts of your workstation from becoming messy. Putting down the paper will prevent the Epsom salt and the glitter in mica powder from spreading all over the place. 

Pouring in the GlueCreating the Paste for the Candle Jar

For the first step in the recipe, we are going to need to prepare our glue. We will just be using regular Elmer’s glue for this craft recipe, that you can buy from almost any store. We need to pour into a small bowl about two ounces of the Elmer’s glue. Then, we need to add to that between 2-4 ml of the Natures Garden Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil. This is the ingredient that will provide your candle jar with a wonderful Christmas scent. It is a strong but nice mixture of a lot of different elements. Natures Garden’s Christmas Wreath scent starts with the top notes of orange pomander, bergamot, and holly berry. The Mixing the Fragrance to Create the Gluemiddle notes of this fragrance include Christmas lily, eucalyptus leaves, and cinnamon bark. Finally, the base notes are fir balsam and pine. Another recipe that we have made which uses this fragrance oil is our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters. These will help to make it easier to light your fireplace, since it can sometimes be difficult to do so.

Coating the Candle Jar in the Glue PasteCoating the Candle Jar in the Glue Paste

Next, bring out your 16 oz apothecary jar. We are now going to apply the glue mixture that we just made to our jar. Take out a paint brush and dip it into the bowl of glue. Then, we are going to take it and use it to coat the jar in glue. Just get a bit at a time, applying thin layers. We should not over load the paint brush with glue because we do not want the jar to be drenched, which can create a big mess. We also cannot use too much of the glue because it will create clumps, which will still show when the glitter is added onto it.

Adding the Epsom Salt to the Jar

Adding the Epsom Salt to the Jar

Now that we have all taken the time to read up and learn all about Epsom Salt and the benefits of using it, we can continue making our snowy luminary candle jar. While the glue is still wet, go ahead and get out your bag or jar of Epsom Salt. We are going to sprinkle the Epsom salt all over the entire jar, covered in glue. There is no exact amount that we can give you to use for this part of the recipe. Use your judgment and continue pouring it on until the glue is hidden. After the jar is completely covered, grab the diamond dust mica pigment for the next step. Now, on top of the Epsom Salt, we are going to sprinkle the diamond dust mica all around the jar, giving it a nice layer of glitter. Make sure that you allow the glue to dry completely before moving onto the following steps.

The Candle Making ProcessThe Candle Making Process

While you are waiting around for the candle jar to completely dry, we can start on the actual candle portion. In this step we will be preparing the candle that will eventually be set in the luminary candle jar. Begin by gathering the scale and weighing out one ounce of the Natures Garden Joy Candle Wax. We are going to be using the double boiler method for this recipe, as we usually do. Grab a normal stove-top pot that you use only for soap making and candle making.

You will also need to grab a pouring pot. Fill up your stove-top pot with a few inches of water and place it on the stove burner to heat the water up. Then, take the one ounce of Joy Wax that we weighed out and add this ingredient to the pouring pot. Place the pouring pot with the Joy Wax within it into the stove-top pot with the heated water. We are going to leave these on the stove burner until the one ounce of Joy Wax has completely melted. Add 0.1 ounces of the Natures Garden Christmas Wreath Fragrance oil once it has melted. Stir to fully incorporate the ingredients.

Pour into the Pedestal CupPour into the Pedestal Cup

When everything is stirred together, pour the melted wax into the pedestal cup that you have set to side somewhere. Then, pick out one of the 1.75″ Zinc Core 44-20-18 candle wicks. This is the wick we suggest using for this recipe. However, if you are interested, we have an entire selection of different candle wicks. Place one of the wicks in the pedestal cup. Allow the candle enough time to set up.

Decorating the Candle JarDecorating the Candle Jar

Now we have reached the fun part! Once the glue on your jar has completely dried, you can finally decorate it. For our jar we grabbed a cute ribbon that was red and sparkly and we wrapped it around the top of the jar. This addition to the craft really tied in the theme of Christmas for us. For your jars you can use anything Christmas themed or just simply sparkly. You could always add other colors of glitter such as gold or green, or maybe incorporate stickers or crinkle paper shred filling. Keep messing with different craft decorations until you achieve the final look that you want your snowy luminary candle jar to have. Once you have achieved that special look, place the set up candle that you made into the candle jar.

We hope that you enjoyed creating this homemade snowy luminary jar candle!

Epsom SaltEpsom Salt

Since this ingredient is going to be used today, and since it plays such an important role in the overall look of this luminary candle jar, we are going to talk a little bit about Epsom Salt. There are many benefits to using Epsom Salt for many different kinds of products and projects. If you are interested, we actually have an Epsom Salt class up on the website that will go in depth about some points I will be summarizing here. This product is beneficial to use medicinally and to add to bath, body, and cleaning products.

Medicinal Benefits of Epsom Salt

Medicinally, Epsom Salt is an anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat problems such as headaches, muscle pains, bites, stings, and rashes. It is rich in both magnesium and sulfates. The magnesium helps to eliminate toxins and control the production of energy. Sulfates form brain tissue, joint proteins, and other proteins that line the digestive tract and help with the digestion of food. It also helps people sleep better because it has properties that relax the muscles and soothe the skin.

Epsom Salt Uses in Products

Epsom Salt is useful in cosmetics, bath and body products, as well as for skin care and hair care. Bath fizzies and bath bombs commonly use Epsom Salt because of the benefits to the skin. It deep cleans and exfoliates the skin, helps eliminate acne, and can even help with preventing wrinkles from developing. Natures Garden has a Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, which uses Epsom Salt, as well as our Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. It is also a nice ingredient to add to hair conditioners because it provides them with a volumizing property.

As far as cleaning products, a mixture of Epsom Salt and liquid dish detergent can work well when used to scrub floors. This combination will gather up any dirt and grime that are clinging onto your floors. It can also be useful to scrub pots, pans, or dishes clean that have been scorched and hold burnt food on them.

Refreshing Foot Soak RecipeRefreshing Foot Soak Recipe

I wanted to mention at least two of the recipes from Natures Garden that include Epsom Salt as one of the ingredients. This recipe for a Refreshing Foot Soak will create eight of these simple homemade baggies. You will be mixing together Epsom Salt, dead sea salt (high minerals fine ground), menthol crystals, bath tea bags with pull strings that are fillable, and the Natures Garden eucalyptus and spearmint fragrance oil. Diving into this foot soak will feel great on the skin and soothe it, along with relaxing the muscles in your feet. However, make sure to use this only for your feet, as directed, so that the menthol crystals do not irritate other parts of your skin.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub RecipeChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

For the second recipe I wanted to mention our Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub. This will make you four 8 ounce jars of bath butter. The ingredients in this one are also fairly simple and used often in the soap making, candle making, and bath products industry. It takes whipped soap base, organic cocoa powder, vegetable glycerin, vanilla white color stabilizer, Epsom Salt, Better than Sex Cake fragrance oil, and the brown and black FUN soap colorants. All of these ingredients are sold by Natures Garden and are easily accessible through the link above.

Other Holiday Ideas

If you enjoyed making this recipe and have been searching for more holiday crafts to try out with your kids, friends, or family, check these free Christmas craft recipes out. Just as with this one, we have many more recipe ideas that use all different fragrance oils to make things. This includes crafts, candles, air fresheners, soap recipes, and much, much more that can also be used as holiday gift ideas. This whole section of our website provides a bunch of recipe and craft ideas to make for the Christmas season. For even more fun craft ideas check out the 25 Simple Christmas Crafts from Crazy Little Projects

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

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!

Oct
31

How Joy Wax Can Be Used


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How Joy Wax Can Be Used

Are you interested in learning about some different methods to create homemade candles, potpourri, wax tarts, and wax melts? We at Natures Garden would like to introduce you to our Joy Wax, which is only available at Natures Garden’s store and on our website! This wax is made from a combination of soy wax, different vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients. We test each batch out ourselves using color, fragrance oil, CD candle wicking, and of course, 100% Joy Wax. We sell our Joy Wax in various sizes, depending on the amount you are going to need for your projects. This product of ours is continuously gaining popularity on the market and is rated our number one candle wax. Get ready to hear all about the Natures Garden Joy Wax, what it is, and a variety of ways that it can be used!

The Size Variety of Joy WaxThe Size Variety of Joy Wax

The Natures Garden Joy Wax comes in a few different sizes, all of which we are going to mention. The first and smallest size that we sell is one slab of Joy Wax, which are about 10-12 pounds each. The next size up is one case of Joy Wax, which range from 54-60 pounds each. The largest size that we sell is by the skid-load, made up of 42 cases of Joy Wax, again, 54-60 pounds each. With this variety, you will be able to make as many candles and wax melts as you would like!

More About Joy Wax

As we have mentioned, our Joy Wax consists of soy wax, vegetable waxes, paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients. We decided to create a wax that would work excellently for container candles. With this Joy Wax that we have created, you will be able to get both hot and cold scent throw, without any curing time being necessary.

Since we had container candles in mind when we were creating this, it has been designed to cling nicely to jars. It also has a creamy and smooth finish to it, and no additives need to be added for the wax to perform the way that it should. By using our Joy Wax, you will be able to create candles that are rich in color. Your candles will also have an excellent melt pool, and usually only require one pour in most jars.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Joy Wax Candle Making Kit

We believe that the best way to get started making your own candles is to purchase a starter kit, which we have several of. It would be a good idea to start with our Joy Wax Candle Making Kit to get familiar with this product. This candle making kit comes with three pounds of Joy Wax, two color blocks, 4 one ounce fragrances, 25 six inch hemp candle wicks, twelve hexagonal jars with lids, and it includes a complete set of instructions. The fragrances included in this kit are currently fresh linen, spring rain, vanilla silk, and strawberry passion. You will also need to get a metal pouring pot and a candle thermometer, which do not come in the kit. Both of these items are available to buy from Natures Garden. This kit makes it very easy for you to get started and learn how to work with Joy Wax. In addition, you will not need to use all products included in the kit, so you will have a jump start on your next candle making project.

How to Make Joy Wax Container CandlesJoy Wax Container Candles

Now is the fun part! We are going to begin talking about just how you can make container candles using Joy Wax. First, we will introduce to you a recipe to make basic Joy Wax candles. Then we are going to give two specific recipes using Joy Wax: Shimmer Gel Potpourri and Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts. Seeing each of these will allow you to learn the variety that Joy Wax offers in candle making. The first recipe we will be referring to makes four pounds of candles.

Ingredients:

Joy Wax
Coloring (You can use either our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or Color Blocks)
Pouring Pot
Scale
13 x 9 pan
Fragrance
Candle wicks
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Heat source
Candy thermometer
Work clothes
Safety glasses

How to Make Joy Wax Container Candles

First, weigh out 4 pounds of Joy Wax on a scale. Turn your oven on 150-200°F. Put your empty glass candle containers on a tray and in the oven to warm them to about 150°F when you will be pouring into them. Pouring hot wax into a cold container will cause your wax to set up too quickly and your candles will develop jump lines or wet spots.

Gathering Your Materials

Put about 1″ of water in your 13 X 9 pan on the stove. Turn the temperature setting on your stove between low and medium. Gather your pouring pot, coloring, additives, fragrance, containers, and wicks to start making your container candles. Put the 4 pounds of Joy Wax into a clean pouring pot and place that inside of your 13 x 9 pan on the stove.

Melt Your Joy Wax

Allow your wax to melt in the pan. It is important that you never melt wax with the pouring pot directly on a heat source. This can quickly become a fire hazard or can result in your wax being scorched. If your wax gets scorched, it will create a burnt smell. If your wax smells like this, it is ruined and wax that becomes scorched cannot be corrected. Periodically check the temperature of your melted wax with your candy thermometer. Heat the Joy Wax up to 200°F. Once again, make sure that it does not get too hot and become scorched.

Adding the Candle Colorant

You should add the candle colorant at the hottest temperature. Add 1-10 drops of liquid candle dye to the melted wax. Stir. Do not use more than ten drops of the liquid candle dye. Liquid candle dyes will make it easy to get a consistent color since you can simply count how many drops you have added. This can be important when marketing you homemade candles to your customers. Alternatively, you can use Natures Garden’s color blocks with the Joy Wax. Color blocks are a good alternative to liquid candle dye if you are looking for more rich, dark colors for your candles. They are great for larger batches. However, if you are creating candles in smaller batches, you will need to make sure you are weighing out just how much of the color block you are adding in grams. This will allow you to get a consistent color.

Preparing the Candle Wicks

While you are waiting for your wax to cool you can prepare your jars. Putting wicks in your candles is much easier when you use either the pretabbed prewaxed wicks. The zinc core or CD type wicks from Natures Garden are the most popular. You have a couple of options when adding candle wicks. Allow your candles to cool a little until you see that the bottom of the container has about one inch of candle setting up. Straighten your wicks and place them in the candle centered and evenly spaced apart.

If you are placing more than one wick into your jars, make sure that the wicks are not too close to the sides of the container because it may create soot. Your wicks will move if you try to wick your candles too soon and they will not be spaced apart properly. However, if you wick your candles too late, your wicks will not migrate to the bottom of the container. This brings us to the second option. It may be helpful for you to use a hot glue gun to center and adhere your wicks to the bottom of your containers if you wish to. If you decide on using the hot glue gun, you will need to put the wicks into your containers prior to pouring in the hot wax.

Adding Fragrance Oil and Pouring the Joy Wax

Remove your warm glass candle containers from the oven and place them on a surface that is heat resistant. Prepare them in a line so that they will be ready for the hot wax to be poured in. You can add your candle wicks now, or later. This will depend on which option you chose. Next, you will need to remove the pouring pot from heat and allow the temperature of the Joy Wax to drop to 170°F. Then, add 1-1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound of melted wax to your melted wax mixture. Stir the wax, thoroughly blending the fragrance oil and pour the Joy Wax into your glass containers. Stop pouring the wax at the point when your candle jar starts changing shape. Sink holes may develop if you fill your jars too full.

Cooling the Candles and Finishing Up

For the best results when cooling your candles, allow them to cool at room temperature. Center and straight your wicks before allowing them to set up all of the way. You can place a pencil across the opening of the jar, wrapping the candle wicks around it to keep them in place. We also find that placing a fine tooth comb across the opening, using the space in between teeth of the comb to hold the wicks in place also works well. Condensation can develop if they are put on the jars too soon.

Finally, let’s talk about curing. You can allow your candles to cure for a few days in order for the fragrance to fully bind to the wax before burning it. Cure the candles with their lids on after they have completely set up and cooled down. While we find it isn’t 100% necessary since Joy Wax has a beautiful scent throw without curing, it really kicks the scent throw up a notch.

Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeShimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Now, we are going to introduce to you one of our homemade room scenting recipes using Joy Wax. Did you know Joy Wax can be used for more than just container candles? For example, although this recipe is made from soy wax, it can easily be substituted with Joy Wax. This is yet another way to show the versatility of Joy Wax. When coloring this recipe, you can also use spectrum candle dyes in place of the gold mica pigment. You will be able to produce one 8 ounce bottle for your oil burner using this recipe.

To create this potpourri, the first thing you do is 60 grams of Joy Wax into your pouring pot. Then, you will use the double boiler method as described above to melt the wax on a low temperature on the stove until the wax is all liquid.

Next, weigh out 30 grams of Natures Garden’s Glitter Fragrance oil. Prepare your gold mica pigment or your spectrum candle dye, whichever you have chosen to use. Once your Joy Wax has been liquefied, it is now time to add the fragrance oil. Stir well and then add the mica pigment or candle dye, and stir again.

Weigh out 142 grams of the Rice Bran Oil that you will be mixing with your wax. Once the wax has been both scented and colored, add the Rice Bran Oil.  Stir well to fully combine. Allow the temperature of your mixture to reach somewhere between 140-150°F. At this temperature, pour the liquid you created into your Boston round bottle slowly. Give it enough time to cool. Add the disc top lids to your bottle once the outside of it is cool to the touch, and you have finished your homemade potpourri!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax MeltsPumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts

Lastly, we want to show you one more product that you can create using Joy Wax. Our wax melt recipes are very popular, and this recipe of ours is also perfect for this time of the year. Pumpkin cheesecake would be a perfect scent to melt and smell around the house this fall. We have linked the ingredients that you will need to create this below.

Since the recipe is linked above that you can follow, we are only going to mention where the Joy Wax is incorporated in this recipe. It comes into play when you are preparing the whipped topping of the pumpkin cheesecake wax melts. After you weigh out 9 ounces of Joy Wax, place it into the pouring pot. Continue melting on your stove on a low setting until the wax is completed melted. Next, weigh out and add 0.9 ounces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil to the wax and stir.

After the wax has started to set up in the pot, use a spoon to begin whipping the wax until you achieve a whipped topping texture. Simply frost each of your cheesecake bases quickly and  fluff the tops to look like whipped cream. Finally, sprinkle pumpkin pie spice blend powder over each of the melts. Remove them from the molds when they have cooled down. Now, if you are hungry for the real thing, our pumpkin cheesecake wax tarts were inspired by these mini pumpkin Oreo cheesecakes.

Oct
18

Sandalwood Scented Candle Project


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Sandalwood Scented Candle ProjectSandalwood Scented Candle Project

Finding new recipes to incorporate into your home to create new family traditions, or into your business to invite more customers can be very exciting, especially around this time of year. The season of giving is just around the corner and we know that plenty of people are searching for inventive gift ideas for their family members. Our Sandalwood Scented Candle Project will give you just that! Sure, a book, a coffee mug, or a blanket are cute gifts to give, but why not try out something new and more personalized?! Homemade candles could be just what you are looking for! Being able to create a candle from scratch to give someone as a present around the holidays is special and unique. Plus, who doesn’t love a candle?

In this blog we are going to to be sharing with you the Natures Garden homemade Sandalwood candle recipe! This is one of our chunky candle recipes, which we only have a few of. Chunky candles are a new, exciting and creative way to start making candles. This fun idea is one that we originally came up with in order to ease the process of candle making by eliminating the step of re-pouring when making votive candles. This step can eat up a lot of extra time in the work station, which is not ideal. To see how these chunky votive candles are made, check out the Natures Garden class that explains how to make chunky candles. Without further ado, let’s get started on this Sandalwood scented candle project!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

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

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Wax is made up of more than 50% soy wax that is blended with paraffin wax. This wax is great to use for poured votive candles, pillar candles, candle wax tarts, and embeds! Our Pillar of Bliss wax comes in a granulated form and also has great fragrance retention. It is a harder wax than our Joy Wax, which makes it an easier wax to work with when making molds. Natures Garden has plenty of fun options when it comes to making candles in molds, such as coffee cups, foods, hearts, animals, and sports! Pillar of Bliss is a great wax to use for these.

Weigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Candle WaxWeigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

For the first step in this project, you will need to use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  After the wax has been weighed out, use a double boiler to melt the wax. Allow it to melt until it reaches a temperature of 195°F, which you can continue checking with the thermometer. 

Color Blocks Dye

After the Pillar of Bliss Wax has melted, we are going to incorporate the chocolate color blocks dye. Natures Garden now carries many new colors in the color blocks! They each weigh between 0.5-1 ounce and are very easy to use in any of our candle waxes. A little goes a long way with these, and depending on the color you are trying to achieve, it can be adjusted by adding more or less of the dye. On our website some of the options you can choose from are red, orange, pink, yellow, white, black, caramel, and chocolate, which we will be using in this recipe.

Add the Chocolate Candle ColorantAdd the Chocolate Candle Colorant

For this Sandalwood recipe, measure out about three grams of the chocolate color block, and make sure to use a scale to ensure accuracy. Add small amounts of the chocolate color in order to reach the desired shade. Add this to the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax. Be sure not to add too much of the chocolate color block to the wax, as it can end up clogging the wick and affecting the way that your candle will burn.

Combine the wax with the colorant by stirring both of them together. To ensure that you are achieving the correct color, there are some ways that you can test it. One way of doing this is by placing a small amount of the wax on a white paper plate using a spoon. You will be able to see the true color of the wax once it has had time to set up. Add more of the color block to your Pillar of Bliss Wax in small amounts if it is needed.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

We have over eight hundred fragrance oils to choose from at Natures Garden. All of our fragrances are 100% concentrated, and this one is no different. Our signature Sandalwood fragrance has a very woody scent, which contains hints of both cedar wood and sandalwood.  The scents of jasmine and rose also come out in this fragrance oil, which adds to the distinct softness of sandalwood. The aroma that it gives off is both strong and wonderful. We use this Sandalwood Fragrance Oil in our homemade Sandalwood Bath Bomb and Sandalwood Soap recipes as well.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Once your candle wax has reached the correct chocolate color, you will need to weigh out 12 grams of the Natures Garden Sandalwood fragrance oil on a scale and add it to the wax. After this has been added, stir the wax once again to fully blend all of the ingredients together before putting the wax into molds.

Molding Your Candle WaxMolding Your Candle Wax

The next step in this recipe is to pull out the 4-loaf silicone mold. Use each of the cavities in the 4-loaf silicone mold to pour some of the melted wax into. Allow enough time for the poured in wax to setup and harden.

Cutting Your Candle ChunksCutting Your Candle Chunks

Once the wax has had time to set, you can then pop each of the loafs out and remove them from the mold.  Then, using a knife, you are going to want to cut the wax into square pieces.  When you are finished, your wax should look like little chocolates. You are going to set these pieces aside for the time being.

What Is Joy Wax?

We are going to begin using the Joy Wax for this next step. This product is only available and sold at Natures Garden! A blend of soy wax, different vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients makes up our Joy Wax. This is an excellent product to use for candle making because of the way it holds to containers. It is different than the Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it holds very nicely to the sides of jars and has a glossy finish to it. Our Joy Wax gives off amazing cold and hot scent throw with NO curing time necessary! Joy Wax allows you to create candles with rich colors without having to include any additives.

Melting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood CandleMelting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood Candle

Now that we have learned more about this product, similarly to what you did with the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax, you are going to weigh out 300 grams of the Joy Wax. After it is measured out, you are going to melt it using the double boiler once again. Continue melting until it reaches a temperature of approximately 200°F, using the thermometer.

Coloring the Joy WaxColoring the Joy Wax

Now that the Joy Wax is melted, the next step is to add a very small amount of the pink color block. We want the color to be a very light pink, so it is important not to add too much color.  Each one of Natures Garden color blocks can create several different shades for products. This includes the pink color block, which can provide candles with a nice variety of pink shades. Once again, you will probably need less than a gram of this color block because we want it to come out a fairly light shade of pink. Stir to completely blend the colorant with the candle wax.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance OilAdding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

After the pink color block is thoroughly mixed with the Joy Wax, you will need to measure out and add 30 grams of the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil.  In order to completely incorporate the Sandalwood fragrance oil, stir the mixture together.

Adding the Candle WicksAdding the Candle Wicks

Now that everything has been mixed together evenly, the time has come to add your wicks to the jar!  The CD candle wicks at Natures Garden are precut, prewaxed, and pretabbed. They come in various sizes, including CD 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22. Here is a helpful chart on what size wicks you will need depending on the size of your candle jar or container. In order to get the candle wicks to stick in your jar, you can use a hot glue gun with a hot glue stick to get them to adhere to the candle wax.  Evenly place the candle wicks in the jar and make sure they are centered. We used two CD-12 wicks in our 16 ounce apothecary jar.

Setting Up Your Finished Sandalwood CandleSetting Up Your Finished Sandalwood Candle

Pour the melted wax into the 16 oz. glass apothecary candle jar that you have. Now it is time to retrieve your chocolate colored cubes that were set aside earlier and gently drop them into the jar.  It is important that you make sure to keep the wicks remain straight and centered as you are doing this.

 

Curing the CandleCuring the Candle

Before trimming the wicks that you set up, allow enough time for your candle to fully harden. Also allow enough time for the candle to cure if you choose to do so.

 

Using Your Sandalwood CandleUsing Your Sandalwood Candle

Once your homemade Sandalwood Candle has had enough time to cure, it will be all ready to burn. Simply trim your wicks prior to lighting it. We hope that you enjoyed making this homemade Sandalwood Candle Project as much as we did!

More Fun With Chunky Candles

Just when you thought you couldn’t have anymore fun, you can also make chunky pillar candles! Stay tuned for a recipe on how to make chunky pillar candles soon. In the meantime, check out these fabulous metal candle pillar molds that you can use to make more chunky candles! They come in different shapes including octagonal, circular, and square. You can use these containers to make your Chunky Votive candles, and they can last forever if they are taken care of properly. Besides Sandalwood, another one of our homemade chunky candles is the Apple Dumpling Candle. We also have a recipe for a Chunky Lip Balm which is another one that utilizes the same idea.

More About Sandalwood

You can also check out this article written by Meenakshi Nagdeve about some of the benefits that Sandalwood. She discusses sandalwood as an oil and its properties, as well as talking about its importance in certain cultures and religions. Nagdeve also mentions the health benefits of sandalwood, some of which include that it is an anti-inflammatory, it can help with skin care, and can even aid in memory.

Social Media

We would love to see your results of these creations! Feel free to reach out to us on any of our social media pages:

Facebook: Natures Garden
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Instagram: ngscents

For even more fragrance fun, check out all of our free candle making and soap making recipes and classes!

 

Aug
21

Pearamel Candle Recipe


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Pearamel Candle RecipePearamel Candle Recipe

Looking for the best way to scent your home? If you are trying to find a great room scent recipe, then definitely check out the Pearamel Candle Recipe from Natures Garden.  This layered candle recipe uses fantastic candle making supplies to create candles with the best throw. Not only does this scented candle use quality soy candle wax, but these candles use the scrumptious aroma of our Pearamel Fragrance Oil. So, you can create some fantastic soy candles to have your home smell fresh!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Soy Wax 464
Caramel Color Block
Olive Color Block
White Color Block
Pearamel Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Disposable Pipette

Other Needed Ingredients for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

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

Weights for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Caramel Color Block (less than 1 gram)
510 grams of the Soy Wax 464
Olive Color Block (less than 1 gram)
50 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil
White Color Block (less than 1 gram)

Make the Double Boiler for the Candle Recipe

Before you get started with this candle making recipe, you are going to need to make the double boiler for the candle recipe. The double boiler will be used to protect the candle wax wholesale from potentially scorching. First, you will need both a pouring pot and a regular stove-top pot that you use for craft making. You fill the stove-top pot with water. Once you fill the pot with water, you will need to place it on the burner and heat the water. When you are ready to melt the wax for this recipe, you will put the candle wax in the pouring pot.  Then, the pouring pot will be placed in the pot containing the hot water.

A Few More Preparations for This Candle Recipe

After creating the double boiler, there are a few more preparations for this candle recipe. Of course, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your work space for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. Also, you will want to gather all the needed candle making supplies for this diy candle recipe. Further, you want to make sure that all of the candle making equipment is clean. Once your supplies are clean and your work area is clear, you can get started!

Melt Wax for the First Pearamel Candle LayerMelt Wax for the First Pearamel Candle Layer

Now you are going to want to melt wax for the first Pearamel Candle layer. So, you will want to weigh out 100 grams of the 464 soy wax. Add this candle wax to the pouring pot. Then, you will need to add your pouring pot to the water in your stove top pot. You will want to stir occasionally until all of your soy wax has melted.

Adding Candle Colorant to the First Candle LayerAdding Candle Colorant to the First Candle Layer

Also, you are going to be adding the candle colorant to the first candle layer. As the 464 soy wax is melting, you will want to add the colorant to the wax. So, you will want to add a small amount of the caramel color block to your candle wax. You will need to add less than a gram of this candle dye block.

Prepare the Candle Jars for the Pearamel Candle RecipePrepare the Candle Jars for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

While you are waiting for the candle wax to melt, you are going to prepare the candle jar for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will want to take one of your candle making jars and two of the CD 12 wicks. You are going to be using your hot glue gun to adhere these candle wicks. Be sure that your wicks are evenly spaced in the apothecary jar.

Finishing the First Pearamel Candle LayerFinishing the First Pearamel Candle Layer

Now you are going to be finishing the first Pearamel Candle layer for this candle recipe. Once your melted wax has the color fully incorporated, you will be adding the fragrance oil for this candle. So, weigh out 20 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. Now, stir to incorporate the scent.

After you have thoroughly mixed in your fragrance oil, you are ready to pour the first layer for this candle. So, place the candle jar in a place where it will not be disturbed. This is important because bumping the jar can mess up the layers. Then, you will want to slowly pour your melted wax into the jar. Since this is a layered candle recipe, you will want to be extra careful to pour in the center of the jar. This will prevent you from splashing the sides of the container, which would be seen over other layers.

Create the First White Layer of the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreate the First White Layer of the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Once your first layer has completely set up, you can begin to create the first white layer of the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 50 grams of the soy wax flakes. You will want to add this to a clean pouring pot. Then, you will need to heat the wax using the double boiler.

Add the Color Block for the First White LayerAdd the Color Block for the First White Layer

While your candle wax is melting, you are going to need to add the color block for the first white layer. You will need to use less than a gram of a white color block to the wax. Then, stir to incorporate the candle colorant as the wax melts.

Finishing Up the First White LayerFinishing Up the First White Layer

Now, you are going to be finishing up the first white layer for this candle recipe. You will need to weigh out 5 grams of fragrance and add it to your candles. After stirring to incorporate the scent, you will pour this wax into the candle jar. Again, pour slowly to avoid splashing on the sides of the container.

Creating the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreating the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Once the previous layer has completely set up, you can move on to creating the green layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will need to add 100 grams of soy candle wax to the clean pouring pot. Then, you will begin to heat the candle wax with your double boiler.

Add the Green Colorant for the Pearamel CandleAdd the Green Colorant for the Pearamel Candle

Also, you are going to want to add the green colorant to the Pearamel Candle. You will need to use less than a gram of the Olive Green Color Block Dye. Be sure to mix this color into the candle wax as everything melts.

 

Finishing the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeFinishing the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Now you are going to be finishing the green layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. First, you will need to add 10 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. You need to stir to incorporate. Then, you will slowly pour the candle wax into your candle jar. Be sure to pour towards the center to avoid splashes the walls of the container.

Creating the Second White Layer for the Candle RecipeCreating the Second White Layer for the Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be creating the second white layer for the candle recipe. So, you are going to be using 50 grams of the wholesale soy wax to your clean pouring pot. You will need to use your double boiler device to melt this wax.

Color the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle

Now, you are going to color the second white layer of the Pearamel Candle. Just like with the previous white layer, you are going to add a small amount of a white color block. So, take less of a gram of the White Color Blocks Dye and mix it into the melting wax.

Finishing the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle Finishing the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle

Then, you are going to be finishing the second white layer of the Pearamel Candle. First, you will need to incorporate 5 grams of the candle fragrance. After mixing in the scented oil, you are ready to carefully pour this layer into the candle jar.

Create the Second Caramel for the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreate the Second Caramel for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

You are going to create the second caramel for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. For this layer you are going to need to weigh out 100 grams of the wax. Then, melt the 464 soy wax in your clean pouring pot using the double boiler method.

Adding the Colorant to the Second Caramel Layer

Then, you are going to be adding the colorant to the second caramel layer. So, you will want to add a small amount of the caramel candle colorant block. You will need less than a gram. Also, you will want to try to get the same shade of caramel as you had for the previous layer.

Finishing the Last Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeFinishing the Last Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be finishing the last layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. Once your wholesale wax has melted, you will want to add 10 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. Then, you will need to stir to completely incorporate the candle colorant. After everything is mixed, you will need to pour the melted wax into the candle jar.

Create the Whipped Soy WaxCreate the Whipped Soy Wax

After the last layer has completely set up, you can begin to create the whipped soy wax. You are going to weigh out 200 grams of soy wax and add it to the pouring pot in the double boiler. Once the wax has melted, you can add in 20 grams of the fragrance oil. Then, mix in the scent thoroughly.

Topping the Pearamel Candle RecipeTopping the Pearamel Candle Recipe

You are going to be topping the Pearamel Candle Recipe with your whipped candle wax. Before you can add the wax to your candle you are going to need the wax to thicken slightly. Once your wax is a slushy consistency, you are ready to add it to your candle. So, you will use a spoon to whip the wax until it is fluffy like frosting. After, you can begin to add the whipped wax on top of the previous layer of your candle.

Making the Caramel Drizzle for the Pearamel Candle Making the Caramel Drizzle for the Pearamel Candle

Next, you are going to be making the caramel drizzle for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. You will want to melt 10 grams of the soy wax in your pouring pot. Also, add a very small amount of the caramel candle colorant. After you have a nice caramel color, you can drizzle the wax on top of your candle.

Finish the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Finally, you are going to be able to finish the Pearamel Candle Recipe. First, you are going to need to let your homemade candle cure. After, you can trim your candle wicks to the proper size. Once the wicks are trimmed, you are ready to use your finished diy candle!

Create Your Own Real Pearamel

If you found the aroma of our Pearamel Frgarance Oil to be absolutely scrumptious, then we have the perfect dessert idea for you to try! You can use the recipe for Sweet Pear Caramel from Mrs. Wages to create a fantastic topping for your sweet treats. This fruit-based caramel recipe uses simple ingredients that you can use to create a delicious topping for ice cream, pear dessert recipes, and so much more!

Questions About the Pearamel Scrub RecipeQuestions About the Pearamel Candle Recipe

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