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Mar
15

New Candle Colorants


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New Candle ColorantsNew Candle Colorants

Recently, Natures Garden Candle Making Supplies has added new candle colorants.  These candle colorants will allow you to color your candles with new and exciting colors!  So, what exactly are these colorants?  Well, we now carry color blocks in 25 shades!  So, for those that use liquid candle dyes, you might be wondering, “What is a color block?”.  Well, a color block is a solid candle colorant use in candle making.  What are the advantages of color blocks?  Solid candle dyes are less messy than liquids.  To use them, simply place a small amount of the candle colorant into your melted candle wax.  Now, I should add, these should only be used in candles or wax melts, not body products.  However, one color block dye will color about 15 pounds of candle wax in a medium shade.  Below, you will see pictures each color block used in handcrafted wax tarts.

Avocado Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Avocado Color Blocks Dye

First, we have avocado!  This is the perfect shade for handmade candles.  It is a unique color that will truly sent your handmade candles apart from all the others!

 

Bayberry Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Bayberry Color Blocks Dye

Next, we have Bayberry Color Blocks.  This dye is the perfect color for pine scented candles, but can also be used to achieve a lighter shade of green that would be perfect for cucumber scented candles.

 

Black Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Black Color Blocks Dye

Our next new color block is a black color block.  This is a color that many of our clients have requested.  Well, the wait is over!  Natures Garden now carries a black color block for all of your handcrafted candles and wax melts.  As, you can see this color block can also be used to create grey candles in a variety of shades.

Burgundy Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Burgundy Color Blocks Dye

Now, we have the burgundy color block.  This one is not one of new color blocks.  However, it does create a gorgeous color in candles.  This burgundy color block is staple in my candle colorants collection.  It has long been my personal favorite candle color.

 

Burnt Orange Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Burnt Orange Color Blocks Dye

Okay, now, how cool is this burnt orange color?!?!  The burnt orange color block is perfect for your pumpkin scented candles.  However, it is versatile enough that it could be used for melon or even mango scented candles when just a small amount is used.

 

Caramel Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants:  Caramel Color Blocks Dye

Next, we have a new caramel color block!  This is an absolute must have for those making dessert candles!  I personally have used it with my Cafe Caramel scented candles.  Not only did the candle smell delicious but it also looked delicious with the perfect caramel drizzle!

Chocolate Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Chocolate Color Blocks Dye

The chocolate color block is another must have for those dessert candle makers.  This solid color block will give you the truest chocolate shade.  Again, this one will help you create delectable looking handmade candles and wax melts.

 

Cream Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Cream Color Blocks Dye

The next solid color block on our list is the cream candle dye.  As you can see in the picture, you can you create cream colored candles. In fact, you can even achieve darker shades of beige.

 

 Dark Brown Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Dark Brown Color Blocks Dye

The dark brown color block is a true brown candle colorant.  This solid color block is can color your candles in a light tan shade, a dark brown, and many shades in between.  I think this one is the perfect colorant for scents like Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil.

 Grass Green Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Grass Green Color Blocks Dye

With Spring right around the corner, many of you are adding Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil to your candle line.  Well, the grass green color block happens to be the perfect color to create fresh cut grass scented candles.  In addition, it is a great colorant for many summer scents like cucumber and honeydew melon.

 Ivory Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Ivory Color Blocks Dye

Next, we have the ivory color block.  As soon as I saw this one I just knew that I had to make a White Peach and Silk Blossoms scented candle.  Now, there isn’t as much of a range with this color block.  However, this ivory solid dye is unique and perfect in scented candles.

 Jade Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants:  Jade Color Blocks Dye

So, the new jade color block is one of my absolute favorite new candle dyes.  It is absolutely stunning in handmade candles.  I also used this one in wax melts scented with our Jade Fragrance Oil, of course.  It doesn’t matter how you use it, it look absolutely stunning in candle wax.

 Mauve Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants:  Mauve Color Blocks Dye

In addition to the jade color block, the mauve color block is on my list of must have colors.  It allows you to create a variety of mauve shades and is a favorite among many on the Natures Garden staff!  Mauve is such a pretty pink shade that you really candle go wrong.  It is feminine and gorgeous.

 Olive Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorant: Olive Color Blocks Dye

Next, we have the olive color block.  This particular green candle dye will have you needing the OMG Olive Fragrance Oil or Gin Martini Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  In fact, these are the first two fragrance oils that came to mind when I saw this solid color block.

 

 Orange Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Orange Color Blocks Dye

Now, we have the orange color blocks.  These new candle color blocks are a true orange color.  It is perfect for scents like fresh squeezed orange and even at Halloween time.

 

 Peach Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Peach Color Blocks Dye

What would be better this Spring and Summer than a Peach Perfection scented handmade candle.  It is the perfect peach scent for this brand new Natures Garden color block.  I also happen to think this scent is pretty perfect too if you are looking for a fabulous peach aroma to add to your line of candles.

 Pink Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Pink Color Blocks Dye

Of course, we had to add a pink color block to our collection!  Who doesn’t love pink?  It happens to be my favorite color in general.  Also, it beautiful in handmade candles.  It is the perfect color for scents like Petals of Spring or Pink Sugar.

 

 Red Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Red Color Blocks Dye

Now, let’s talk about the red color block.  While this is not a new color block, it is still a must have color block for candle making.  As one of your primary colors, it will create a perfect red color or can be used to mix other colors.

 

 Royal Blue Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Royal Blue Color Blocks Dye

Next on our list of new candle colorants is the royal blue solid dye.  A true blue candle color that is vibrant and fun.  It is perfect for fresh scents.  As you can see you can get a wide range blue shades for your handcrafted wax tarts as well as candles.

 

 Scarlet Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Scarlet Color Blocks Dye

Of course, our color blocks line would not be complete without scarlet.  Since we are from Ohio, we LOVE our Ohio State Buckeye!  The good old scarlet and gray!  This is a beautiful shade of red.  However, you can also get shades of pink.

 

 Spruce Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Spruce Color Blocks Dye

Additionally, you can use the spruce color block to dye your candles.  This particular color reminded us a blue spruce.  This is the perfect color for not only those candles, but also many other scents.  I think this colorant would be perfect for scents like Ocean Mist, for example.

 Turquoise Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Turquoise Color Blocks Dye

Another fabulous blue colorant is the turquoise color block.  This dye will even allow you to create darker shades of blue.  Why not use this candle colorant for fragrance oils like Natures Garden’s Denim scent?

 

 Violet Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Violet Color Blocks Dye

Next, we have the violet color block.  This purple candle dye is wonderful in lavender candles and many other floral scents.  This feminine candle colorant is GORGEOUS is both candles and wax tarts!

 

White Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: White Color Blocks Dye

Now, we have the white color block.  This is another candle dye that has been highly requested.  Many times, fragrance oils can give your candles an off white color.  Well, this color block will allow you to create handmade white candles.  This is another candle colorant that many of our customers feel is a must have dye.

 Yellow Color Blocks DyeNew Candle Colorants: Yellow Color Blocks Dye

Finally, we have the yellow candle colorant.  This is another primary color that is a staple in every candle maker’s line.  This isn’t a new color block, but is still perfect for many candles.  Whether you use it with banana scents or even lemon scents, your handmade yellow candles will look amazing!

Are you ready to make some candles?  Are you trying to decide which fragrance oil to use with your favorite color block listed above?  Check out our fragrance oils by color.  This section of our website breaks down each color and gives fragrance oil suggestions for each color.  In addition, you can check the description of each scent.  In the description, we give coloring suggestions for every scent.

Jun
14

Candle Making Terminology


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Candle Making TerminologyCandle Making Terminology

We at Natures Garden know that there is a lot of candle making terminology and techniques that you need to know to make great homemade candles. So, we are going to answer some common candle making questions and problems to make your experience more fun. So, set aside your candle making equipment and let’s figure out how to make gorgeous scented candles!

Candle Making Terminology: Types of Candles

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?

Pillar candles are free-standing candles that don’t require a container. These often use a harder type of candle wax that is made for creating pillar candles, like Pillar of Bliss Wax or Palm Pillar Wax.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?

Votive Candles are a smaller kind of candle. The average size is 1.5 ounces and they are about two inches tall and one and a half inches wide. These are often made with a Votive Mold.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?

Tea Lights are very small candles that are about an inch and a half wide and a half inch tall. They can be made in Tea Light Cups .

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Fragrances

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Fragrance Load Mean?

In candle making, fragrance load refers to the amount of fragrance oil that you are using in your homemade candle recipe.

Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?

All you need to do is some simple math that we will walk you through! First, weigh the amount of candle wax you are using. Then, multiply this amount by 0.10, which is 10% to determine the amount of fragrance oil that you can use.

  • Formula: Candle Wax Weight X Fragrance Percentage = Amount of Fragrance That Can Be Added
  • Example: 20 (ounces of candle wax) X 0.10 = 2 ounces of fragrance oil So, since your candle wax is in ounces, the fragrance amount that can be added to the candle wax will also be in ounces.
Candle Making Terminology: What Does Scent Throw Mean?

The scent throw is the strength of fragrance that the candle releases into the air. Cold throw is the strength of scent when the candle is not lit yet. Hot throw is the strength of the scent throw when the candle is lit and burning.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Waxes

Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?

Choosing a candle wax type depends on the type of candle that you want to create. So, the isn’t a universal answer to the question, “Which is the best wax for candle making?” For example, pillar candles would require a pillar wax, which includes Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax and Palm Pillar Wax. The Pillar of Bliss Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that has a great scent throw and a creamy finish. The Palm Pillar Wax has a crystal finish, has a wonderful scent throw, and comes form sustainable sources.

However, container candles would be best with a container wax, which includes soy wax, Joy wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, and gel wax. Soy wax would make a great, inexpensive addition to your natural candle making supplies. It has a clean burn and and excellent cold throw, but it can be tricky to get a good hot throw from certain fragrances. Wow wax is mostly paraffin and has an amazing hot throw, but has a less clean burn. Joy wax is a perfect blend of paraffin wax and soy wax, as well as veggie wax and proprietary ingredients, that provides a cleaner burn with an amazing scent throw. Gel wax has a neat translucent look, but is not compatible with all fragrance oils. Our palm wax comes from sustainable sources that aren’t harming the rainforest, has a beautiful crystal appearance, and a great scent throw.

Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?

Simply, this is wax that is grainy and looks kind of like sand. This wax can be scented and colored without melting, so it is a easy and fun way to create candles with kids. We have made candle recipes like the Bacon Candle Recipe and the Hydrangea Candle Recipe with this type of wax.

Candle Making Terminology: Crucial Temperatures

Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?

Yes, this is very important for creating quality homemade candles! There are a few key moments where you will need a thermometer to be aware of the temperature of your wax. First, you need to make sure that your fragrance oil isn’t added at a temperature that is too hot. If your fragrance is added at a temperature that is too high, then some of the notes may burn off and leave you with a less satisfying scent. Another issue is pouring your wax into the container too soon. If you pour at a temperature that is too cool, you could have improper adhesion, wet spots, sinking, and other issues. So, be sure to check your wax’s description to see the temperature that is should be poured.

Candle Making Terminology: What does sinkhole mean?

Sinkhole is a hole or cavity that appears on your candle as it is setting up. Often, this occurs when the candle wax is poured at too low of a temperature.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?

No, candles should cool as slowly as possible on their own. If you place a candle in the fridge to cool, they may not adhere to the glass properly, which can lead to wet spots.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Wicks

Candle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right WickCandle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right Wick

The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your container. You can see the radius for each wick under it’s description. However, you will still need to test because there are many variable between wax type and fragrance oil. A fragrance with a high flash point and high specific gravity, like vanilla, requires a hotter burn. But, low flash point scents with low specific gravity, like citrus, need a smaller wick. Also, you may hear the terms “wick up’ and “wick down” when talking about find the right wick size. Wick down means that you should use a wick that is smaller than what you have been using and wick up means that you should use a wick that is larger than what you use for candles this size.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?

If you don’t know, tunneling is often the answer for the question, “Why isn’t my candle wax not burning evenly all of the way down?” Tunneling can happen for a few reasons, which includes issues with wick size. If your wick is too small for the diameter of your candle, then it will not burn all the way to the outside edge. So, you may either need a larger wick, multiple wicks, or a different type of wick that will burn hotter.

However, there are a few other issues that could cause tunneling. If you think your wick is the right size, then look into some of these potential issues, First, you may have a clogged wick, which can cause uneven burning. Also, it could be that you didn’t do a memory burn for the candle’s first use to ensure a proper burn. Finally, you may need to use a wax that has a lower melt point that is easier for you chosen wick to handle.

Candle Making Terminology: Why Are My Candle Jars Black After I Burn My Candles?

Often, this occurs when you wick is too big for your jar or your wick is too long. If your wick is trimmed down to 1/4 inch, then the length is fine. You can check the suggested radius for your wick to see if you need to get a smaller size. Also, using too much fragrance can clog the wick and cause more soot than normal.

Candle Making Terminology: Do Candle Wicks Contain Lead?

No, candle wicks in the Unites States, like ours, do not contain lead. In fact, lead core wicks were banned in the US in 2003.

Candle Making Terminology: Proper Burning

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Memory Burn?

This is the first burn of your candles and is the most important. This burn will set the boundary of your melt pool and will determines whether the edges of your candle will be reached. A guide is to burn an hour for every inch your candle is wide to ensure that it will burn properly as it is used in future burns. Also, you will want to make sure that you wick isn’t too low and isn’t longer than 1/4 inch high.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Melt Pool Mean?

Melt Pool is the candle wax that has melted on the top of the candle. Ideally, you will want this to be all the way across the top of your candle to ensure an even burn.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Mushrooming Mean in Candle Making?

When I notice black clumps on top of my wick, I know that it is mushrooming. While all wick produce this carbon as they burn, some are worse than others. Also, factors that clog the wick can increase the mushrooming effect. The CD wicks produce the least amount of mushrooming, but there isn’t a way to completely stop it due to it being a product of burning the wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Coloring

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?

There are a few different candle colorant options for your home made candles. First, you can use our Liquid Candle Dyes, which are extremely concentrated and will last a long time. Also, you can use a color block, which is made with paraffin, vegan, and can color up to 15 pounds of wax. Lastly, you can use a bit of powder dye. Just be careful not to use too much because it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Use Crayons to Make Candles?

We do not suggest using crayons to color candles. They don’t burn properly and are likely to clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?

Since UV light from the sun can bleach the color out of candles, the UV light inhibitor is used to protect the color of your candles. This candle ingredient is most useful for preventing fading in burgundy, blue, and violet candle colors due to direct sunlight.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Color My Candles White?

While titanium dioxide can be used to create white pillar candles, you don’t want to add it straight to your container candles as it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Apearance

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Get Rid of Wet Spots on My Candles?

Wet spots are air pockets that are formed when your candle didn’t adhere properly to your candle jar. You can take a few steps to prevent this if you are having problems. First, try warming your candle jars to give you wax more time to cool. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Another good tip is to make sure the room your are making your candles in a room that is warm.

Candle Making Terminology: What Is Frosting In Candle Making?

Frosting is the white stuff that appears on waxes that contain soy wax. You can use a heat gun or blow dryer to re-melt the surface and give it a smoother finish. While you can lessen the effect of frosting, you can’t eliminate it completely.

Candle Making Terminology: What Are Jump Lines?

These are the line that you can see on the side of either a container candle or a pillar candle.

Candle Making Terminology: Progression of Candles

As you can tell, there is a lot that goes into candle making. But, it is a process that has been developed overtime and takes time to master. If you are interested in learning a bit about the evolution of candles, then check out The History of Candles from Prehistoric Times Until Now by Pioneer Thinking.

Candle Making Terminology: Talk to UsCandle Making Terminology: Talk to Us

If you have any more questions about candle making, you can look at our candle making classes or just ask us! We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ngscents).

Oct
06

Witching Hour Fragrance


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Witching Hour FragranceWitching Hour Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The “witching hour” commonly refers to the time of night when witches and other supernatural beings are believed to be at their most powerful. In medieval times, it was believed that any woman out after midnight without a ‘legitimate reason’ to be out could have been suspected of witchcraft. In more modern times, the witching hour refers to the last hour of stock trading between 3pm and 4pm which sees a high amount of activity. Not as exciting as magic and ghosts and ghouls. Witching Hour Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is perfect for your fall bath and body recipes

What Does Witching Hour Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A fun Halloween fragrance composed of spicy, magical notes:  this accord begins with freshly ground cinnamon bark, and complemented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose;  and sits on earthy base notes of sheer musk, black tea, and patchouli.

How Do Our Customers Use Witching Hour Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Candles! This spooky scent performs perfectly in Joy wax and WOW wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fun fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of purple color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick.

Room scents! This complex accord comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. (Try a reed sticks for easy room scenting!)

How Do Our Customers Use Witching Hour Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this Halloween aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soap is 1%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed perfectly in CP soap. It showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and good scent retention. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never color your bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you! Now is the time where I’d normally recommend using natural soap colorant but, unfortunately, natural purple soap colorants are hard to find. You could try using activated charcoal powder to dye your soap black (or gray depending on how much you use). Activated charcoal is also a detoxifying agent and a natural odor absorber!

Body products (outside of the bath)! This magical scent performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 0.5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in cleaning products is 1%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create the array of products listed above using this special scent- just be sure to not to exceed maximum recommended usage percentages!

Feb
05

Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance


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Beverly Hills Glam FragranceBeverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden definitely brings the glam of Beverly Hills to you!  But, what makes Beverly Hills so glamorous with such humble beginnings?  In 1900, Burton Green, Oilman and real estate, along with several other partners, purchased the land for the Amalgamated Oil Company.  In 1906, after drilling many unsuccessful wells, they decided to revamp as Rodeo Land and Water Company.  The land was renamed  Beverly Hills by Green and his wife after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.  Green reached out to the landscape architect Wilbur D. Cook who had been influenced by landscape designer, Frederick Law Olmstead who is known for creating the wide curving streets that hugged the vast hills.  Rodeo, Canon, Crescent, Carmelita, Elevado and Lomitas which were constructed in 1907 were the City’s first streets.  Cook was also the creator of what would later be known as the emerald necklace of his garden city, which included a three-block greensward called Santa Monica Park.  Five years later in 1912, the Beverly Hills Hotel was constructed.  The hotel became the center of community life, serving as theater, meeting place and church.  In 1914, the City was incorporated and hence, Beverly Hills was born.  The rich, elegant lifestyle that it created attracted stars such as Douglas Fairbanks and his wife, Mary Pickford who led the wave of movie stars here when they built their mansion, Pickfair, in 1919.  Other stars include Gloria SwansonWill Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, John Barrymore, Buster Keaton and Rudolph Valentino, just to name a few, who also built stylish mansions.

What Does Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This flamboyant fragrance oil by Natures Garden is truly a bold floral extravaganza.  Bursting with beautiful notes of ylang ylang, rose, and carnation with green moss, sweet amber and warm sandalwood complete the scent as a background.  All making this a one of a kind unforgettable lingering scent.

Top:  Bergamot, Mandarin
Mid: Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Ylang Ylang
Base:  Moss, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber

How Do Our Customers Use Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil?

Some coloring suggestions for homemade candles are 4 drops of red liquid candle dye and a little bit of purple liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red and purple color block per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  For bath and body products, try Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

This is the perfect scent to add a little sass and panache to your life.  Attention my candle making friends, this fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax and has a 10% usage rate.

Those who prefer bath oils, soaps, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum recommended usage rate is 5%.  Cold process soap testing results are a perfect pour.  No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to a light tan.  Strong scent retention.

And lastly, this our luxurious Beverly Hills Glam scent can be used for room scenting with a maximum usage rate of 50%.  It is nice and strong in aroma beads.  It can also be used to create unique, homemade candle wax tarts using our pillar of bliss wax.

To quickly find this fragrance, type in “Beverly Hills Glam” in our search bar and that will take you directly to our Beverly Hills Glam Fragrance Oil so that you can order today!

Dec
23

Burberry British Fragrance


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Burberry British FragranceBurberry British Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Burberry British Fragrance Oil has been described as “modern”, but yet keeps up with tradition, very rich scent.  Overall customer reviews of this fragrance reveal that this is a keeper.  It is a clean aroma that both men and women can agree upon and is great for bath and body products such as soaps and lotions.

What Does Burberry British Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Burberry British Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a fresh, modern blend of classic cologne citruses highlight warm, inviting ouds, amber, sandalwood and white musks.

Top Notes:  orange, lemon, bergamot, lime
Mid Notes:  jasmine, honeysuckle, lily
Base Notes:  musk, cedar, amber, sandalwood, vanilla bean

How Do Our Customers Use Burberry British Fragrance Oil? 

For homemade bath and body product makers, Burberry British Fragrance Oil is the perfect masculine fragrance for a spa product line.  With a modern blend the different array of scents which are listed above, this is a great luxury scent.  The maximum usage rate for Burberry British Fragrance Oil is 5%.  Our cold process soap testing results showed that there was very slight acceleration but stick blended out, no ricing, no separation and good scent retention.  There was also no discoloration.  Our suggested color recommendation for this masculine scent is blue soap colorant in the amount you desire. Never use candle dye in any body products. This spa fragrance oil has good scent retention and smells great!  It performed well in bath oils, bath gels, and lotions.  It performed perfectly in perfumes as well.

For our fantastic customers who are making products to scent their homes, the maximum usage for homemade cleaning products is 5%.  Natures Garden’s maximum recommended  usage rate for room scenting in products such as potpourri, reed diffusers, and incense is 50%.

For our fabulous homemade candle makers, the maximum recommended usage rate for handmade candles is 10%.  Burberry British Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.   It can also be used to create great smelling homemade candle wax tarts using  our pillar of bliss wax.  Our coloring suggestion for your homemade candles and wax melts is to use 4 drops blue liquid candle dye plus a small amount of black liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Upon reading our customer’s reviews for Burberry British Fragrance Oil, one customer states “The men in our home gave it a thumbs up OOB so we made them some CP. The scent is wonderful, perfect pour and scent retention is excellent.”  So if you’re looking for a gift idea for a man in your life, click here and check out this Natures Garden recipe for whipped shaving cream.

The first step to get started with this relaxing fragrance is to type “Burberry British fragrance oil” into the search bar on the Natures Garden website and place your order today.

 

Nov
30

Blackberry Sage Fragrance


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Blackberry Sage Fragrance OilBlackberry Sage Fragrance – Fragrance Spotlight

Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden has a spectacular scent.  It has been described by our customers as a sweet, fruity blend that brings the country smell to you. It is a fabulous fruity fragrance for both soaps and candles.  It has been described as both a clean and fresh scent, with a  very earthy sage base.  Not too sweet and not too tart, its alluring aroma is pleasurable to both females and males.  Many customers have originally purchased this fragrance oil thinking it would a great as a “seasonal” fragrance, but most have decided very quickly that it is definitely an “all year round” scent, which could be why this is one of Natures Garden’s Best Sellers!

What Does Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil has strong top notes of tart blackberries, mulberries, and orange zests; middle notes of nutmeg, rose petals; bottom notes of fresh green sage leaves, red clover, and a dry down of vanilla.

Top Notes:  blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, orange zest, mulberry
Mid Notes:  plum, white sage, violet, jasmine, rose petals, nutmeg
Base Notes:  French vanilla, green sage leaves, red clover, allspice

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil?

Coloring Suggestions:   Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil

Candle crafters, we have a couple of different coloring suggestions for homemade candles which are as follows; 5 drops of purple liquid candle dye or shred an ample amount of purple color block into the melted wax.  And please remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  For bath and body products, try purple soap colorant in an amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any bath and body products.

Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil may remind you of your blackberry sage tea.  For homemade candles, this fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax and has a 10% usage rate.  It’s also nice and strong in aroma beads and can be used to create one of a kind, homemade candle wax tarts using our pillar of bliss wax.  The maximum use of 50% room scenting purposes such as potpourri and incense.

For homemade soaps, bath oils, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum usage rate is 4%.  Our Cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil pours perfectly with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The vanillin content is 0%.  This blackberry fragrance oil will discolor your soap to a dark cream while maintaining a strong scent retention.

And lastly, this aromatic scent can be used for cleaning purposes by whipping up a batch of Vacuum Air Freshener Beads.  The maximum usage rate is 4%.

To quickly find this fragrance, type in “Blackberry Sage” in our search bar and that will take you directly to our Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil page so that you can order today!  While your viewing this page, please check out the Blackberry Sage Soap recipe by clicking on the recipe tab above the picture.

 

Oct
27

Fall Fragrances For Candlemaking


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Fall-FragrancesFall Fragrances for Candlemaking

It’s Autumn– time to decorate your home in warm, earthy tones, but no home is completely decorated without the soft glow of candlelight and a house-warming scent. (Save the unscented candles for your jack-o-lanterns outside and be sure to brush up on your candle safety!) We’ve got lots of fun festive fall fragrances at Nature’s Garden, but some were created specifically with creating scented candles in mind– these oils are not body safe. They still smell amazing- we just don’t recommend using them in any bath and/or body products. Here are three exceptional autumn aromas you can use to make delightful decorative candles, classic candle wax tarts, or relaxing, robust room scents!

Harvest Type Fragrance Harvest Type Fragrance Oil

A spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud on a dry down of musk. A simple yet sophisticated seasonal scent. Maximum recommended usage in vegetable and paraffin waxes: 10%. Not gel wax compatible. Our coloring suggestions are 4 drops orange plus 1 drop brown liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of orange and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax. Maximum recommended usage in room scenting applications is 50%.

Mulled Cider FragranceMulled Cider Fragrance Oil

Strong base notes of ripened apples and oakmoss with a complex blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange zests, lemon peel, and a touch of tart lychee berries and coumarin. Maximum usage in vegetable and paraffin waxes: 10%. Not gel wax compatible. Our coloring suggestions are to use 6 drops red plus 2 drops brown liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of red and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax. Maximum usage in room scents: 50%.

Pumpkin Pie Spice FragrancePumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

The aroma of sweet cream pumpkin, complimented with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; rounded out with buttery vanilla notes. Maximum usage percentage in vegetable and paraffin waxes: 10%. Not gel wax compatible. Coloring suggestions: 4 drops orange liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of orange color block per 4 pounds of wax. Maximum usage percentage in room scenting applications: 19.7%.

We’ve got some cute fall-themed molds that you could use to make candle potpourri tarts: pumpkins (of course), small leaves, oak leaves and acorns, and for Halloween: the BOO mold!

For room scenting applications: try aroma beads or a reed stick diffuser kit.

You could also try dipping colorful fall leaves in scented wax to preserve them and use as decoration– just be sure to set them in a glass or metal dish because fragrance oil may have an adverse reaction with the surfaces of your furniture.

If you’re absolutely aching to make pumpkin-pie-spice-scented bath and body products, try our Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder— it’s safe for use in bath and body products. I even used it as an ingredient in my first ever sugar scrub; I can attest to its amazing aroma. Need that vanilla kick? Try adding some Vanilla Powder or Natural Vanilla Infusion. (I used the vanilla oil in my sugar scrub recipe- smells great!) Now what about the pumpkin part? Try adding pumpkin puree! (Everything mentioned in this paragraph is body safe- but don’t put any of it in your candles!)

For body safe scents similar to Mulled Cider- check out our Apple Aromas.

Oct
15

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance


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Pleasingly Pumpkin FragrancePleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s time for the autumn season and time for pumpkins! It’s a big ol’ pumpkin party! We’ve even got two famous festivals in Ohio celebrating the orange gourds: The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival and The Circleville Pumpkin Show. Both celebrations boast giant pumpkin contests. The competing pumpkins in Barnesville are so big that conventional scales are too small- the funeral home scale is used instead! Extra spooky! Pumpkins competing for King Pumpkin in Barnesville typically weight over 1400 pounds. The largest pumpkin to date at the Circleville Pumpkin show was almost 2000 lbs. Both festivals feature parades and pageants. If you love pumpkins as much as these folks, then this is the fragrance for you!

What Does Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. An NG Original Scent!

How Do Our Customers Use Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This authentic aroma performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of orange color block into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

We’ve also got an awesome Pinecone Firestarters recipe! You only need pillar of bliss wax, fragrance, candle dye, candle wicks, and pinecones! If you follow the simple instructions closely, you should have great smelling firestarters in no time! Please remember that these are designed to start a fire in your fireplace and are not intended to be used as regular candles. Be sure to adhere to all rules of fireplace safety!

Room scents (no fire needed)! This sweet, true scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and it maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this alluring autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that CP soap made with this fragrance had perfect pour: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and strong scent retention. It did, however, discolor to a chocolate color. This is likely due to the fragrance’s 5% vanillin content. Vanillin has a tendency to discolor bath and body products to varying shades of brown; more vanillin means darker discoloration. In order to combat discoloration due to vanilla, we recommend trying Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Remember- you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never color bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you!

We’ve also got some cute mini-pumpkin molds and jack-o-latern molds for pumpkin-shaped soaps!

Body products (outside of the bath)! This perfectly pumpkin fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products (not for your body)! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this seasonal scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to make a variety of products with this festive fragrance using the guidelines listed above!

Oct
13

Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance


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Pumpkin Eggnog FragrancePumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s Autumn and that is the time for pumpkins to shine- and not just the jack-o-lanterns- pumpkin-flavored and -scented products are popping up everywhere this time of year. They seem to be falling out of the sky like the leaves off of trees. But what scent better embodies Fall than a combination of pumpkin and spices? Indulge yourself in everything Autumn with this decadent scent.

What Does Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A magical combination of creamy vanilla custard, fresh pumpkin and apple, hints of cinnamon and clove, with subtle base notes of cedar and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This fall fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this spicy scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 2 drops orange plus a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or a shred a small amount of orange and brown color block into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This delicious scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum usage percentage for this alluring autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed well in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and strong scent retention. It did discolor to a brown color. This is likely due to the 4.66% vanillin content of the fragrance. Vanillin has a tendency to discolor bath and body products, the more vanillin, the darker brown the finished product. You’re welcome to try Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to combat discoloration; you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Maybe you could even split your batch in half- one half with color stabilizer and orange colorant and leave the other the unaltered beautiful brown. What a beautiful swirled soap that would make! Perfect fall colors. Never color bath and body products with candle dye; you’ll end up coloring yourself!

We’ve also got a wonderful recipe for a Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub. You’ll need Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil, Whipped Soap Base, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, Orange Soap Colorant, some jars and lids, and, of course, sugar. If you follow our directions carefully, you’ll have a delicious-smelling scrub that looks like a big jar of pumpkin eggnog with whipped topping. As tempted as you may be- do not eat it! Use it to exfoliate your skin: wet your skin and then gently massage the mixture on the area you wish to target. No need for additional soap- this recipe has soap in it! Be sure to rinse your skin thoroughly afterwards and your skin will feel amazing!

Body products! This seasonal scent performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in body sprays and lotions is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our array of Unscented Bases for an easy way to create a variety of products with this rich aroma- just be sure to follow the guidelines above!

Oct
07

Harvest Moon Fragrance


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Harvest Moon FragranceHarvest Moon Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. It’s big and bright, and it seems like there is a full moon for multiple nights in a row. It’s also the name of a new movie debuting on the Hallmark Channel this Saturday, October 10th, at 9/8c. Harvest Moon is about a recently bankrupt city girl who finds herself working on a pumpkin farm- with a handsome ranch handler, no less. In an attempt to regain her riches, she ends up creating an amazing line of pumpkin-based skincare products. This movie inspired Sophie Uliano (of the Hallmark Channel) to make vitamin-rich pumpkin massage candles using Nature’s Garden products on Hallmark’s Home & Family Show. She also shares recipes for a Pumpkin Latte Scrub and a Pumpkin Papaya Peel. Why not pamper yourself with these pumpkin products while watching Harvest Moon on the Hallmark Channel? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday night!

What Does Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Who says you can’t mix uncommon fragrance notes and come up with a work of art?  Harvest Moon fragrance is a true masterpiece: beginning with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple, followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus, and well-rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglas fir, cedar, and white musk.  An NG Original Fragrance & A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This full-bodied fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is gel wax compatible! This means you can put little wax embeds in your gel wax candles: small leaves perfect for fall or pumpkins for fans of the Harvest Moon movie. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this complex accord in vegetable and paraffin waxes is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 5 drops orange plus 2 drops brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or a shred a small amount orange and brown color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This autumn aroma comes across nice and strong in aroma beads, and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this refreshing fragrance caused acceleration of trace, but no ricing, and no separation. The scent retention was very strong. The cured bars discolored to a lavender color. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, so its discoloration of soap is likely due to one of the other 40 ingredients that may contribute to discoloration in bath and body products. I personally think it’s a very pretty purple- check out the picture in the soap testing video results or on the fragrance oil page. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Don’t use candle dye in body products or you’ll color yourself!

Body products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fresh fragrance in lotions and body sprays is 3%. It was found to perform perfectly in perfumes.

Cleaning products (not for your body)! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this seasonal scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create a variety of products, just be sure to follow the guidelines above when using this full-bodied fall fragrance!