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31

What are the ingredients for soap making?


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What are the ingredients for soap making?What are the ingredients for soap making?

Here at Natures Garden, we are often asked, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  We know it can be overwhelming at first.  Whether you have never made soap before or transitioning from creating melt and pour soap to taking on cold process soap.  Anything new can be a challenge at first and we are here to help you along the way.  Below, we will go through what ingredients and supplies are needed for each type of soap

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about melt and pour soap.  This is a basic soap making method.  When using melt and pour soap, the saponification process is already done for you.  Natures Garden carries two pound slabs in several varieties.  Each slab is easy to cut and easy to use.

Melt and Pour Soap: Types of Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Goat’s Milk
Yogurt
Cocoa Butter
Oatmeal
Soya Milk
Shea Butter
Hemp Oil
Honey
Mango
Diamond Clear
SLS Free Clear Glycerin

Melt and Pour Soap: Melting the Soap

So, melt and pour soap, or mp soap will first need to be cut.  We cut the soap into small pieces prior to adding it to a bowl and melting it.  This will allow the soap to melt evenly.  Melt and pour soap can be melted in a microwave oven or in a double boiler.  So, you will need to either have a microwave or a double boiler to make melt and pour soap.  You will also need a cutting board, knife, and at least one mixing bowl.  Once melted, it is ready to be scented and colored.

Melt and Pour Soap: Adding Color

While you can simply melt the soap and pour it into a mold, many choose to add color.  There are a few ways you can color your handmade soap.  Which colorant you choose is a personal choice.  Once your soap is melted, you simply add the color and stir.  Read below for more information on a couple of the types of colorants that you can use.

Adding Color: FUN Soap Colorants

First, Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants can be used.  These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  These colorants will give you a nice vibrant color in both clear soap bases and white soap bases.

Adding Color: Da Bomb Soap Dyes

Next, we will take a closer look at the Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These handmade soap dyes are water based.  These soap colorants work wonderfully in melt and pour soap.  In a white base, they will give you a nice pastel-like color.  However, in a clear base, they are true to color and very bright.

Melt and Pour Soap: Scenting the Soap

You have a couple of options when scenting your soap.  The first choice is whether or not to scent your soap.  You can leave it unscented if you would like.  Although, you can also add a wonderful aroma to the soap.  This aroma can either come in the form of body safe fragrance oil or body safe essential oil.  Either way, you choose to go, the scent simply can be added to the melted soap and mixed right in.  You will find more details on scenting options below.

Scenting the Soap: Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural oils that are plant based.  Natures Garden carries pure essential oils that pure and unadulterated.  They are not diluted in any way.  This option is a perfect addition to your handmade soaps.  While essential oils will be single note scents, you can always create your own blend by mixing them together.  This will make the scent a little more complex.

Melt and Pour Soap: Choosing a mold

Once you have melted, scented and colored your soap, you will simply need to pour it into the mold and allow it to setup.  It is just that simple.  Let’s look at some of your mold options in a little more detail.

Choosing a Mold: Embed Molds

Embed molds will be smaller molds just like the molds that you would use when making chocolate candies.  They are the perfect size for creating guest soaps.  They are also the perfect size to use for embeds or even to top a soap loaf.

Choosing a Mold: Silicone Molds

Silicone molds are really easy to work with.  Since they are super flexible, removing the soap from the mold is a breeze.  They are durable and withstand high heat.

Choosing a Mold: Mold Market Molds

Natures Garden also carries Mold Market Molds.  These molds are made of a heavy duty plastic.  So, they will hold up pretty well.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will help you create some unique handmade soap.

Melt and Pour Soap: Additional Options

When it comes to melt and pour soap, we have technically answered the question, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  However, there are a few additional options that you may like to know about.

First, let’s talk about rubbing alcohol.  This can be a melt and pour soap maker’s best friend.  Rubbing alcohol can be sprayed on melt and pour soap to release air bubbles once it is poured into the mold.  It can also be sprayed in between layers of soap to help them adhere to each other.

Next, herbs and clays can be added to soap.  These can be powdered or cut.  While herbs will oxidize over time, each herb will bring a different benefit to your soap.  The powdered herbs can be mixed with vegetable glycerin before being added to your soap.  Many will often use the powdered herbs or clays not only for the benefits of the powder but also as a natural colorant.  The cut herbs are often used not only for the benefits the herbs possess, but also for exfoliation or to add decorative touches.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is a method in which you are starting completely from scratch.  If you are new to making soap from scratch, you will want to read our soap making safety class.  This will walk you through the basics, as well as safety precautions.   You will also want to read over our beginner’s soap making class, Cold Process Soap Class 101.  You always want to wear safety gear and have vinegar close by when making soap from scratch.  So, now that you have read about soap making safety and read our soap making 101 class, let’s look at the ingredients and supplies needed.

Cold Process Soap: Supplies

While there are several ingredients needed for cold process soap making, you will also need supplies and safety gear.  So, below, is a list of supplies you will need for cold process soap making.  However, you want these supplies to be dedicated only to soap making.  You never want to use any of these supplies to come into contact with your food once they have been used for soap making.

Safety Gloves
Plastic Safety Goggles
Digital Scale
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Stock Pot or Bowl
Small container or bowl to mix colorants
Long handled plastic spoon or spatula
Mixing bowls (dishwasher safe so you know it withstands heat)
A kitchen thermometer
Freezer Paper (used to line molds and protect your work surface)
Paper towels (to clean up small spills)
Bottle of Vinegar (used in case of lye or raw soap coming in contact with skin)
Soap Mold

Cold Process Soap: Ingredients

Next, let’s talk about the actual ingredients used for cold process soap making.  Cold process soap is created using lye, water, and a combination of oils.  However, it really isn’t as simple as throwing it all together and hoping for the best.  First, you will prepare a lye solution.  Separately, you will prepare your oils.  Then, wait for them to come to the correct temperature before combining them.  Finally, you will begin pouring the batter into a mold.  Once it has setup up, after 24-48 hours, it can be removed from the mold.  It is then allowed to cure before using. Let’s look a little closer at each of these below, as each phase has to be done in a certain manner.

Ingredients: Lye Solution

In order to create a lye solution, there are two ingredients you will need.  You will need distilled water and lye.  Lye is also known as sodium hydroxide.  The water is first weighed out.  Then, the weighed our lye is added to the water.  It is important that the water is never added to the lye.  You always want to add the lye to the water.  If you do it the other way around, it can create a volcanic effect.  The lye is added slowly, stirring as it is added.  Then, the lye solution is set aside so that it can cool.

Ingredients: Soaping Oils

Next, you will need soaping oils.  However, the combination of oils you use is extremely important.  Each oil will saponify a certain amount of lye.  If you use the wrong combination of oils, you could end up with a lye heavy bar of soap.  So, before creating your soap and choosing your oils, you will need to determine your recipe.  You can use one of Natures Garden’s soap making recipes, or create your own.  However, if you choose to create your own, make sure you run the recipe through a soap calculator to make sure that the recipe will work.  We recommend using soapcalc.  You should know that some oils will create a harder bar, others softer.  In addition, some oils will slow trace, others will speed up trace.

Once you choose and weigh out your oils, you melt them and allow them to cool a bit.  You can melt the oils using a double boiler.  We recommend allowing both your lye solution and soap oils to come to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit before combining them.

Ingredients: Scenting the Soap

You can also choose to scent your soap with either a body safe fragrance oils or essential oil.  However, the scent you choose can affect your soap batter.  So, we have created videos to show you exactly how each of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils will perform in cold process soap.  In addition, you can find our most popular cp soap scents here.  You can also use essential oils in your soap.

Ingredients: Coloring the Soap

When it comes to coloring your soap, we recommend using the FUN Soap Colorants.  These colorants will come through beautifully in cold process soap.  We have also created videos showing you the range of shades you can get with the FUN Soap Colorants.  While we talked about the Da Bomb Soap Dyes for melt and pour soap, we don’t recommend them for cp soap.  While, yes, they are safe to use in any type of soap, they will morph, or change color during the saponification process.  During saponification, the cp soap batter reaches high temperatures and the Da Bomb Dyes will not stay true to color.

Ingredients: Choosing a Mold

You have a few options when it comes to a soap mold.  I like silicone molds.  They are easy to work with and hold up extremely well to the high temperatures of the saponification process.  Also, the soap comes out of the molds very easily.  However, you can also use a wooden mold.  In addition, some heavier plastic molds will work.  Although this isn’t true of all plastic molds, they must be able to withstand the high temperatures.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Hot Process Soap

The last method we will talk about is hot process soap, also known as hp soap.  This method is also done from scratch.  The same safety precautions taken when making cold process soap should be taken when creating hp soap.  So, make sure you read both the cold process 101 class and the safety precautions I linked to above in the cold process section.

So, what is the difference?  Hot process soap can be created using a crockpot.  Of course, this would need to be a crockpot used only for soapmaking, not food once it used for soap.  Crockpot soap will not have as long of a cure time as cold process soap.  This is because the heat from the crockpot speeds up the saponification process.  However, the same recipes, fragrance oils, molds, and colorants can be used.

What are the ingredients for soap making?:  Additional Ingredients

There are a few ingredients that can be used in any type of soap.  First, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  This ingredient will lessen the discoloration that can be caused by vanillin that is in some fragrance oils.  Sodium lactate is often used in various soap making methods as well.  It is a natural moisturizer that will help harden the soap.  Sodium lactate is used in both cold process and hot process soap.  We also talked earlier about herbs and clay in melt and pour soap.  They can also be used when making soap from scratch.

Dec
18

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe


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Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap RecipeChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe

Today, we will be showing your how to make Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe.  This free soap making tutorial uses melt and pour soap and whipped soap base.  You will learn how to make a jelly roll soap with raspberry embeds and a white chocolate drizzle.  In addition, we will scent the melt and pour soap with Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper
Raspberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

First, let’s look at the fragrance oil we will be using.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  What does Natures Garden’s chocolate raspberry drizzle scent smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a decadent treat that is sure to please. A rich dark chocolate accord surrounds luscious ripe raspberry tones for the fragrance signature. Green stem notes create natural appeal for the fruit character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes the yummy sensation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  ripe raspberry, green stems
Mid Notes: dark chocolate
Base Notes: vanilla, musk

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry Embeds

Now, let’s begin preparing our melt and pour soap.  First, you will need to prepare your raspberry embeds.  These embeds will be used to top our chocolate raspberry drizzle rolled mp soap. Once you have prepared them, set them aside, we will use them at the very end of this recipe.  However, since they need time to setup, we will prepare them first.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberries

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now, begin by weighing out your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 150 grams of the clear mp soap base.  Melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the soap is in a fluid state.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Color

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorNext, you will be adding your fragrance oil and color.  So, with your clear soap in a liquid state, add 7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, mix to incorporate the fragrance oil and FUN Soap Colorants.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the MoldChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the Mold

Once you have colored and scented your soap, you will be pouring your soap into the mold.  For this soap recipe, we used a mold from flexiblemolds.com.  It is their Raspberries/Blackberries Soap & Candle Mold.  So, pour your melted soap into the cavities of this mold.  Then, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Lastly, allow them to setup before removing them from the molds.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

In this next step, you will prepare your brown soap.  This soap will later be coated with whipped soap base and rolled, in the same manner, you would roll a jelly roll or cake roll.  You will need a pan lined with either a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or wax paper.  Lining your pan prior to pouring the soap will make it much easier to remove from the pan once it sets up.  Since we are using fragrance oil, you will want to use a pan that is specifically for soap making.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brown Soap

800 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
5 grams Organic Cocoa Powder
59 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour Soap

Your first step is to prepare your brown melt and pour soap.  We will once again be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, weigh out 800 grams of the clear mp soap base.  You want to melt the soap for 30 seconds at a time until it is melted.  You want to be careful not to overheat the soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap Colorant

Now, you will want to prepare your brown soap colorant.  This can be done while you are waiting for your soap to melt.  You will need a very small bowl, vegetable glycerin and Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder.  In your bowl, weigh out 5 grams of cocoa powder.  Then, add 19 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix until you no longer see any clumps of powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in vegetable glycerin, you will be able to easily and smoothly mix it into your soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Colorant

Next, you will need be adding your fragrance oil and colorant.  We will also be adding some vegetable glycerin.  Adding vegetable glycerin will give the soap flexibility so it can be rolled in a later step.  So, when your clear soap is in a liquid state, add 40 grams of vegetable glycerin, the brown cocoa powder colorant you prepared, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 40 grams of Natures Garden Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  When you have the ingredients added, mix thoroughly to ensure everything is completely blended.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once everything is mixed together, you are ready to begin pouring your brown soap.  The brown soap will be poured into the wax paper lined pan you prepared.  So, pour your melted brown soap slowly into your pan.  Once you have poured the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the soap setup and remove it from the pan. Set it aside for the moment, you will come back to it in a later step.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap Frosting

Now, you will prepare your soap frosting.  Once it is prepared, we will spread it on our brown soap before rolling it up.  In addition, a small amount of the soap base will be placed across the top of the soap loaf to hold the raspberries in place.  The soap frosting will consist of both mp soap and whipped soap base.  By adding melt and pour soap to the whipped soap, it will allow the whipped soap to harden while maintaining a whipped frosting look.  If you added strictly whipped soap base, the whipped soap would remain soft and your soap roll would not stay together.  You will need to move quickly through the next few steps.  The whipped soap, once mixed with the melt an pour soap, will setup pretty fast.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Whipped Soap

400 grams Whipped Soap Base
400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
40 grams  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
40 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

First, you will prepare your whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is what gives the pink filling the fluffy frosting-like consistency.  So, you will want to prepare your whipped soap in a very deep mixing bowl.  Once you have your bowl out, prepare your hand mixer.  Then, in your deep mixing bowl, weigh out 400 grams of NG’s Whipped Soap Base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink Colorant

Now, before you add your melt and pour soap, you will be adding fragrance oil and pink colorant.  You will also be adding vegetable glycerin.  So, to the bowl with your whipped soap base add 40 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, and 6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, use your hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients.  You will want to continue to mix until you have a fluffing frosting-like consistency.  Set this bowl aside, you will come back to it in just a minute.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap Base

Next, we will be preparing some diamond clear melt and pour soap base.  This soap base will be added to this whipped soap base.  So, weigh out and melt 400 grams if your clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave.  Remember to melt the soap in 30 second intervals.  Once it is in a liquid state we will begin putting our whipped soap base together.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Frosting

The final step in finishing soap frosting is putting everything together.  Remember earlier when I said you would need to move quickly?  This is where it starts.  Once you add your melt and pour soap base to the pink whipped soap, you will need to quickly move so your can create you soap jelly roll before it sets up.  So, at this time, go ahead and add you melted soap to the bowl containing your pink whipped soap.  Then, use a hand mixer to blend it to a whipped soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything TogetherChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything Together

Now, we will begin putting everything together.  You will need everything in front of you.  I highly recommend placing your brown soap on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.  You will also need the soap raspberries you prepared earlier and your soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap Frosting

Your first step will be adding your soap frosting.  You want to spread your soap frosting across the entire surface of the brown soap.  Do this, in the same manner, you would if you were frosting a cake.  However, you do want to leave about 40 grams of whipped soap in your bowl, we will use this portion to top the loaf once it is rolled.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap LoafChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap Loaf

Finally, you will be rolling your soap loaf.  Place your soap in front of you vertically.  Then, begin rolling the soap like you would a jelly roll.  Once you have rolled your soap completely, remove any extra whipped soap you find along any edges.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped ToppingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped Topping

Lastly, we will be adding a few finishing touches.  This will include both the whipped soap base and the raspberry embeds.  First, you will need the remaining whipped soap frosting.  If needed you should be able to heat it one time for about 15 seconds so it will be easier to work with.  However, you will only be able to do this one.  Next, spray the top of the rolled soap loaf with rubbing alcohol so that your whipped soap will adhere better.  Then, place the pink soap frosting across the top.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry Embeds

Finally, we will be adding your raspberry embeds.  Place the raspberry embeds directly on top of your whipped soap.  I used all but a few of mine but definitely would have had room for all of them had I placed my raspberries closer together.  Go ahead and add your raspberry embeds to your soap loaf.  Then, if need be, use a clean paper towel or cloth to wipe off any extra soap base on the brown soap before moving on.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate DrizzleChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate Drizzle

Your very last finishing touch will be adding your white chocolate drizzle.  The drizzle will be created using Natures Garden’s Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap.  The soap base will be scented but uncolored.  This is the final step and is done right before you begin slicing your soap.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the White Soap:

40 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White Soap

So, in a small mixing bowl, you will be preparing your white soap.  Weigh out and melt 40 grams of your mp soap base.  Then, 2 grams Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil and 2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Lastly, use a spoon to drizzle your soap loaf.  Allow it to setup, then slice your soap.

I hope that you have enjoyed creating this project with us!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating it for you!  In fact, this is probably my absolute favorite soap I have ever created here at Natures Garden.  I was inspired by an actual food recipe I found on Pinterest.  I will most definitely be creating this raspberry chocolate Swiss roll this weekend.  You must check it out!  If you have already tried it let me know what you think on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook page.

Nov
28

Santa Hat Candle Recipe


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Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe

Everyone knows recognizes jolly ole Saint Nick in his festive red suit, eating those yummy snacks we leave each year.  We all know he loves his cookies.  So, here at Natures Garden, we were inspired by both Santa’s wardrobe and those delicious treats.  This cute candle idea that you can give as gift or to decorate your home this holiday season.  Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe also smells delicious.  It just so happens to use our Santa Snack Fragrance Oil.

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden:

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed:

Scale
Spoon
Mixing Bowl
Ziplock Bag or Decorating Bag
Scissors
Pots (For Double Boiler)

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Creating the Cupcake Bases:

First, you will need the cupcake mold.  In addition, will need two votive wick pins.  Place one wick pin in the center of each cavity of the cupcake mold. Use a scale to weigh out 7 ounces of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.   Next, melt the wax using a double boiler method to 195 degrees as we described in one of our candle classes.

For the cupcake base you will need to include 2 drops of brown liquid candle dye.  In addition, add 1 drop of our spectrum black liquid candle dye.  Stir to fully incorporate the color.  When the Pillar of Bliss wax has cooled to about 180 degrees you can go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Use your scale to weigh out and add 0.7 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir thoroughly to  blend the fragrance oil with the wax.  When the temperature reaches 140 degrees, pour the wax into the cupcake Mold Market mold.  The temperature is very important because you do not want to melt the mold.  Let the cupcake bases to set up. Then, remove them from the molds once they harden.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Separating and Whipping the Wax: 

Next we will be created the part of the candle that looks like Santa’s Hat.  We will be using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Since this is a container wax, it is softer and also easy to whip and pipe.  Using a double boiler, weigh our and melt 10 ounces of Joy Wax. When your wax reaches 200 degrees, remove 3 ounces of wax.  Put this wax in a separate, small mixing bowl.  We will be using this white portion of wax for the white parts of the Santa hat. Let the temperature drop to about 175 degrees, before adding 0.3 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.

Allow the wax to set up slightly.  You want the wax to be at a slush consistency.  Whip the wax with a spoon or fork.  Put the wax on top of the base of each cupcake.  You want it to look like the white portion of Santa’s hat.  However, you should save about ½ ounce of wax. This waxs will used for the two white balls that go on the top of each Santa hat.  Set the remaining wax aside, we will come back to it.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Piping the Wax:

 

The remaining Joy Wax will be colored red.  We will use it in the red part of the Santa hats.  Allow the remaining wax to reach 200 degrees.  Add 4 drops of Spectrum Liquid Red Candle Dye.  Also, use a toothpick to add a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Use a mixing spoon to blend the colorant in with the candle wax.  Let the temperature of the Joy Wax to drop to 175 degrees before adding 0.7 ounces of Santa’s Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir well to blend.

Now, we will be piping the wax.  You will need a decorating bag or a ziplock bag. Once the wax has a frosting like consistency, place it in a ziplock bag. Then, cut the corner of the bag so you can pipe the wax.  Pipe the wax in a circular motion on top of the cupcake.  You want the wax to look like Santa’s hat, sort of a triangle shape.  This means wider at the base, and narrower going up.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe the Finishing Touches: 

For the finally part you will need to wear gloves.  Using the white wax you saved earlie, create two white balls by rolling it in the palms of your hands. Place these white balls on top of the red wax. Once the candles have set up, remove the wick pins and thread the wick through the candle.  Your candles can now be used or given as Christmas gifts to your family and friends.

Aug
11

Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil


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Peach Margarita Fragrance OilPeach Margarita Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil is a fruity alcohol fragrance oil by Natures Garden. This aroma is a scrumptious combination of juicy peaches and citrus fruits that blend to create an amazing margarita fragrance oil. This yummy scent would be a great way to bring a little party to your products! Then, when you’re ready to have an actual party, we suggest this peach margarita recipe.  A sure fire way to spice up any margarita night!

What Does Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is fresh and sweet succulent Peaches combined with sparkling notes of lime, lemon, and orange rinds makes this the perfect Party Drink!

How Do Our Customers Use Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Candle crafting customers can include this delicious fruit fragrance oil in their own room scenting recipes. Just make sure that your candles, or other wax creations, are made of either paraffin wax or vegetable waxes. If your products will be made of one of these waxes, then they can include up to 10% of this peachy fragrance oil. We suggest orange candle colorant for this fun peach aroma. You can use other colors if you wish, just make sure you avoid using crayons as they have been known to clog candle wicks. While this fragrance oil has been known to be gel wax compatible, it is still the customer’s job to test each fragrance oil that they purchase.

Home scenting products can be made using this peach margarita fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense recipes can include a maximum fragrance concentration of 50% for this fruity peach scent. Further, cleaning products can be scented with no more than 5% for this fragrance oil. Also, aroma beads that include this fragrance will retain a fruity scent that is nice and strong .

How Do Our Customers Use Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can create their own bath and body products with this absolutely delicious scent. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, powder recipes, perfumes, and other related bath and body products can include up to 5% of this fragrance oil.

Furthermore, this peach scent will work well in cold process soap recipes. For example, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have proved to us that this scent works perfectly for this fragrance oil. A soap batch that includes this fragrance will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The final products will have no discoloration in the bars and the soap will retain a strong scent after cure. If you want to add some colorant to your bath and body products, then we suggest using orange liquid soap dye for this peachy fragrance oil.

Our sweet and fruity Peach Margarita Fragrance Oil would make a delectable addition to so many homemade creations. We hope that you enjoy this peachy alcohol scent! Check out our free recipes and classes for more fun creative craft ideas! Then, show us how you’ve used it! Tweet it to us @ngscents on Twitter, or posting the photo to Instagram and tagging @ngscents.  Have fun!

May
26

Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil


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Ginger Aura Fragrance OilGinger Aura Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden scent that is included on our best sellers list! This best selling fragrance oil has an aroma that is very similar to organically fresh ginger.

What Does Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is composed of fresh ginger notes enhanced by notes of nutmeg, lime, lemon, and black currants. Middle notes of jasmine, base notes of white musk. A Best Seller!  Compare Natures Garden’s Ginger Aura fragrance oil to Origin’s Ginger Essence fragrance.

Top Notes:  Lemon Zest, Basil, lime, black currant
Mid Notes:  Ginger, Lemongrass, jasmine
Base Notes:  Rosewood, Clove, nutmeg, white musk

How Do Our Customers Use Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil?

There are a wide variety of products and projects that can be created using Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil.

Customers who enjoy making room scents can create a variety of products for the home. Potpourri and incense can be created using no more than 45% of this fragrance oil. Homemade cleaning recipes can include this fragrance, so you can clean and scent your home simultaneously. While this scent is not gel wax compatible, it can perform well in aroma beads. In fact, this ginger fragrance oil is nice and strong in aroma beads.

Homemade candle makers could make use of this scent as well. Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil can be used at a 10% maximum in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax. This scent performs perfectly in Joy Wax and soy waxes. Also, our Ginger Aura scent is wonderful in WOW Wax. We recommend using two drops brown liquid candle dye with one drop red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown color block and red color block per four pounds of wax.  Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Various bath and body products that include this aroma will perform well. Bath oils and bath gels should be included at no more than 5% of the total recipe. Perfumes will perform perfectly. Also, lotions and perfumes can be used at a maximum recommended rate of 5%.

Our customers can create melt and pour, hot process, or cold process soaps. These soaps can be created using a maximum recommendation of 5% for the recipe. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance soaped perfectly! Not only did this fragrance provide a perfect pour, but the scent was nice and strong, which is a really mellow spice. Further, the batch had no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Moreover, the final product had no discoloration, due in part to the 0% vanillin content. We suggest coloring your soap with red liquid soap dye in an amount that you prefer.  Remember, never use candle dye in any body products.

While this scent can be added to a variety of products, this particular fragrance oil makes a fantastic addition to any cold process soap recipes. So, why not try something great and give Ginger Aura Fragrance Oil a chance to be in your products?

Apr
18

Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil


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Cranberry Orange Fragrance OilCranberry Orange Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delightfully refreshing citrus blend with a smooth hint of spice.  The clove base note subtly mingles with the bright citrus top and middle notes to create a distinguished, unique aroma.  Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil is a perfect fragrance for any time of the year, but something about the blend screams “Autumn.”  Perhaps it is because as Summer ends and fall begins, the sunny and bright days begin to give way to cooler nights graced by the presence of warm spices; just like the notes in this fragrance!  It certainly is not difficult to see (or smell!) why customers consistently give Cranberry Orange scent a 5-star rating!

What does Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cranberry Orange is an enticing blend of top and middle notes of citrus and subtle base notes of warm spices. The combination is marvelous!  Top notes of orange and satsuma are complemented by notes of yuzu and tangerine.  An uplifting middle of cranberry and peach deliver a softer citrus aroma to add to the mix.  Base notes of cinnamon and clove drive the top and middle to stand out by creating a gentle, but stark, contrast of warm spices.

Top notes: Orange, Satsuma, Yuzu, Tangerine

Middle notes: Cranberry, Peach

Base notes: Cinnamon, Clove

How Do Our Customers Use Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil?

Bath and body products can be given a warm, stimulating boost with Cranberry Orange fragrance oil.  Bath oils, sugar and salt scrubs, and bath gels have all been found to perform well with 1% of fragrance oil added.  Soap makers take note: we recommend a maximum usage rate of 1% Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil in your soapmaking projects.  Our CP Soap Testing Results show this fragrance oil performing well.  Acceleration is present, but there is no sign of ricing and no separation.  The soap doesn’t discolor, either! The fragrance has a good scent retention as well.  We suggest using a combination of both red and orange soap colorant to achieve your desired shade.  Our Orange Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant are both a perfect fit! Never use candle dye to color any of your bath and body products.

Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil is an incredible choice for room scenting projects.  Room scenting products can use up to 50% fragrance oil in incense, potpourri, and reed diffuser recipes.  Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil also performs well in homemade aroma beads.  Candle makers can expect this fragrance to perform well at 10% usage.  Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax and Wow Wax, and will also perform well in soy wax.  Our coloring recommendation for candles using this fragrance is 4 drops of Orange Spectrum Candle Dye plus one drop of Red Spectrum Candle Dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also shred small amounts of red and orange color blocks into your melted wax.  Never use crayon to color your candle as you will clog your wick.

A wide variety of products can be made using Cranberry Orange Fragrance Oil.  Our recommended maximum usage for perfumes and lotions is 1%.  Homemade cleaning products can also be made using a 1% mix of fragrance oil.

Apr
18

Cherry Fragrance Oil


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Cherry Fragrance OilCherry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cherry Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is, you guessed it, the scent of red cherries!  Cherries have been a staple fruit for many years.  Cherries are produced and accessible all over the world, from North America to Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.  This widespread production has made Cherry a go to flavor for brands of snacks and candies of all kinds.  This immediate recognition should be more than enough to convince you to give Cherry Fragrance Oil a try.  People young and old will love this fragrance oil (especially if you’re from Traverse City, Michigan, which stakes its claim as the “Cherry Capital of the World”).  From fresh baked cherry pie to cold cherry slushies, the scent of fresh red cherries is always a favorite.  Check out Cherry Fragrance Oil and make your products a hit!

What Does Cherry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cherry Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of fresh, tart red cherries.  This aroma is absolutely unmistakable.  This strong and distinct fragrance oil is sure to be a favorite of all of your customers!

How Do Our Customers Use Cherry Fragrance Oil?

Natures Garden’s Cherry Fragrance Oil can be used in an assortment of body products.  Gels and bath oils were found to do well when the maximum recommendation of 4.6% fragrance oil is added.  Soap crafters can use 4.6% fragrance oil in melt and pour soap or cold process soap recipes.  When we tested this cherry scent in cp soap, our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil had a strong and sweet scent retention in cured soap and discolored to beige.  The soap experienced no acceleration, no ricing and no separation.  If you wish to use color in any of your bath and body products, we would recommend using red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Customers also include Cherry Fragrance Oil into many other products.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Homemade perfumes smell wonderful with this fresh fragrance when a maximum of .6% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions also perform very well.  Homemade lotions should adhere to a .6% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaning supplies can also be created with a maximum fragrance usage of 4.6%.

Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in craft projects like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use Cherry Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend four drops of red plus one drop of burgundy liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of red and burgundy color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Mar
16

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil


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Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilCrackling Firewood Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of a burning fire.  Take yourself away to those summer nights spent camping with the kids making s’mores and hot dogs around an open fire.  Maybe you’re having drinks, laughing, and catching up with friends around the warm glow of a crackling fire.  Use Natures Garden’s Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in your homemade soaps and hand crafted candles and you will be transported to those glorious nights every time you use it.

What Does Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

How Do Our Customers Use Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil?

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil can be incorporated into a so many of your homemade products, such as candles, wax tarts, soaps, lotions, body scrubs, and other bath and body products.

Homemade soap makers can use this cozy aroma with a maximum 5% in your cold process soaps, body scrubs, body oils, and melt and pour soap.  Our suggestion for coloring soaps made with this scent is to use red and brown FUN soap colorant in the amount and shade that satisfies you. As always, never use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products. Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results have shown that there is no ricing and no separation. There is slight acceleration when soaped at 100 degrees, so soaping a room temperature is recommended. Also, this fragrance provides a great scent retention. Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil will discolor to a light tan, but it does not have a vanillin content. Since the vanillin content is 0%, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer likely with not prevent the discoloration. There are over 40 ingredients used when manufacturing fragrance oils that may cause discoloration.

Candles can be created with a maximum recommendation of 10% fragrance oil usage for Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. This firewood scent not only performs perfectly in Joy Wax and WOW Wax, but it is also fabulous in soy wax. Our candle coloring suggestion when using Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is to use 4 drops red plus 3 drops brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  If you would like to use color blocks, we suggest a small amount of shredded red and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We never recommend using crayons as a colorant for your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade home and body scenting can be handcrafted using Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil. Potpourri or incense can be used to scent a room at a maximum of 50%. Also, this woodsy fragrance provides a strong scent in aroma beads. Perfumes, lotions, and body oils can be made using a maximum of 5%. This fire fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes. You can even create leaning products using a maximum of 5% of this fragrance oil.

 

Mar
14

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil


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Cracklin Birch Fragrance OilCracklin Birch Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance, but a best seller too! Personally, this is one of my favorite scents at Nature’s Garden as well. This fragrance oil reminds me of warm summer nights sitting under the stars. Sitting around a fire to enjoy the not so quiet silence filled by the creatures in the night and the soft crackling of the flames engulfing everything in its path. There isn’t a need to think and worries are put to the side just long enough to enjoy this peaceful moment.

What does Cracklin’ Birch Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is outdoors on a winter day…Simply amazing if we may say so ourselves!  Cracklin Birch fragrance begins with top notes of bergamot, orange, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans.  This fragrance is one of the most well-rounded fragrances we have ever smelled. An NG Original Fragrance!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes: bergamot, orange, lemon
Mid Notes: geranium, lily, rose
Base Notes: patchouli, vetiver, tonka beans

How Do Our Customers Use Cracklin’ Birch Fragrance Oil?

Room scenting products can be made using this scent. Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance in potpourri or incense. Also, this fragrance oil is nice and strong in aroma beads. Homemade candle crafters can use up to 10% of this fragrance with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax. This scent will perform perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Additionally, this fragrance oil is compatible with gel wax. We suggest using a very small amount of brown liquid candle dye and black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Bath and body products can be made using this fragrance oil. Bath gels and oils were found to perform well with 5% of fragrance added. Soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soaps. Our cp soap results have shown that no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Scent retention of this bar is very strong. Although the bar discolors to a light tan, vanilla white stabilizer may not completely fix the issue very much due to the low percentage of vanillin at 0.3%. Since there are over 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products, the culprit is most likely a different component. We suggest using a small amount of brown soap colorant and  black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Remember to never use candle dye in any body products as they aren’t.

There are many other products you can incorporate this scent into. First off you can make your own perfumes, which has shown to perform well with this fragrance oil at a maximum 5%. Also, you can scent your own lotions or cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5%.

Mar
08

Clementine Fragrance Oil


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Clementine Fragrance OilClementine Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Oh my darling! This Nature’s Garden Clementine fragrance oil is absolutely delicious! Not only does this scent resemble a delectable, citrus that one, such as myself, cannot get enough of, but a clementine is the tastier of the citrus family. While a clementine is similar to an orange, it’s sweeter, smaller, easier to peel and all around much more adorable. If you incorporate this enticing fruit fragrance into your recipes, then you are sure to not be disappointed.

What Does Clementine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful citrus arrangement including top notes of clementine, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and lime; with middle notes of ginger, and lime blossoms, and a fresh base note of vanilla bean.  This fragrance really comes alive in wax and body products.

Top Notes:  tangerine, orange, grapefruit, clementine, lime
Mid Notes:  ginger, lime blossoms
Base Notes:  vanilla bean

How Do Our Customers Use Clementine Fragrance Oil?

Foremost, the homemade candle makers and room scenters can use this citrus scent in their candles and wax tarts. Potpourri and Incense can include up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products. If used at no more than 10% in candles that use either paraffin wax or vegetable wax, they will perform perfectly. Further, the scent performs wonderfully in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. If you wish to color a candle, then we recommend using  four drops of orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or to shred an ample amount of an orange color block into your melted wax. Remember not to ever use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. Unfortunately, this scent is not gel wax compatible. However, this scent performs perfectly well in aroma beads.

Second, homemade bath and body crafters can use this fragrance at a maximum of 5%. This includes bath oils, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, and cold process soaps. Homemade cp soap makers may like to know that our cold process soap testing results concluded in no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The fragrance has very strong scent retention in the soaps. Further, we found this scent to smell very true to a sweet, fresh clementine, some may say it’s absolutely to die for! A bar will slightly discolor to a slight beige color. Although there isn’t much discoloration, the .7% vanillin content indicates that vanilla white stabilizer may be able to whiten the slightly off white bar. However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products so testing is recommended. Finally, we recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you for coloring the bars. Remember to ever use candle dye in any body products as it is not body safe.

Last, but not least, there are the various other crafts that can be created. This includes perfumes cleaning products, and lotions, which all allows for up to 5% of this fragrance bin a product. Further, perfumes have been tested to work perfectly well with this scent.