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Nov
04

Fragrance Oils for Christmas


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Fragrance Oils for ChristmasFragrance Oils for Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of people. I certainly think that it is! From going shopping to pick out the perfect present for each family member and friend while seeing the pretty white snow on the ground, to drinking a cup of hot chocolate and going to see the beautiful Christmas lights hanging on everything in town. I enjoy all of it! We have so many of our fun Christmas fragrances to share with you, plus some recipes that we have created for you to utilize these fragrance oils. Let’s go ahead and get started!

Christmas Cabernet ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cabernet Scent

You will really enjoy this fragrance if you like to drink some wine from time to time. Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil is a wonderful holiday scent. The top notes are red grape, strawberry, and ginger. The middle notes at the heart of the aroma include cherry, plum, and rose hips. Finally, the base notes contain Cabernet wine, oak, and vanilla. This combination flows together beautifully, which makes this fragrance versatile and beautiful. It can be used in potpourri, incense, candles, soap, lotion, and my favorite, body scrubs. We have a customer recipe on the website for a Wine Sugar Scrub that uses this unique fragrance oil! The texture of this scrub is very soft from the cocoa and shea butters it includes, and it could be great to gift someone this season.

Christmas Cabin ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cabin Scent

Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is another one of Natures Garden’s original fragrance oils that is also a best seller! The middle note is pure cranberry. The top notes consist of orange zest and fresh cinnamon bark. This scent is centered around middle notes of cranberry. This triple combination really brings the feel of Christmas into this fragrance oil. Finally, at the base of this scent, you will find notes of wood and bayberry, giving the aroma a balsamic scent. It is great to use in incense, handmade candles, handcrafted soap and bath and body products. In fact, this scent performs wonderfully in CP soap. When we tested this when making cold process soap, the results showed that there was no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and good scent retention.

Christmas Cookies ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cookies Scent

Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is the perfect fragrance to bring you right into the kitchen when it is time to bake cookies for Christmas! This bakery fragrance oil begins with the aroma of butter cookies. Then middle notes buttercream follow! Lastly, the scent ends with a vanilla base.

It truly reminds me of baking sugar cookies and other types of treats around the holidays. These three layers may be simple with singular scents in each, but they come together to create a beautiful fragrance that will bring your handcrafted bath and body products to life. One of our holiday favorites here at Natures Garden is the Christmas Bath Cookies recipe. It is a very easy recipe to follow and will show you how to make realistic looking bath cookies topped with a whipped frosting and finished off with sprinkles! This fragrance oil also performs well in cp soap. When this fragrance was tested, the results showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, good scent retention, and it discolors to a dark chocolate shade.

Christmas Cravings ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cravings Scent

Next on our list of fragrance oils for Christmas is the popular Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil. This complex aroma combines a wide range of notes to create this unique blend. It is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances and a best seller all in one! The top notes are refreshing apple along with citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. In the midst of this holiday scent, you will find notes of cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cassia bark, carrot, clove, and cinnamon. The base notes rounding out the aroma are maple, vanilla, and buttercream.  Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil combines multiple scents together to make create this fresh and unique holiday fragrance.

Like the other oils we have discussed so far, this can be used in many different products that you can make right from your own home. Vegetable wax, paraffin wax, incense, and potpourri use the most of this fragrance. However, it can also be useful in cleaning products, lotions, perfumes, and more! It had strong scent retention, no separation, no ricing, and it discolors to a tan shade when tested with cold process soap.

Christmas Memories ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Memories Scent

Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil is another one of the original fragrance oils from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies and it’s a best selling fragrance oil! At the top of this aroma, you will find notes of orange peel and cranberry. At the center of this scent are spicy notes of cinnamon and clove, while the base notes include crisp notes of pine cones and evergreen.

I love these scents because it truly does bring back Christmas memories. The evergreen and pine cones really remind me of picking out our family Christmas tree when I was growing up. We picked out a Christmas together every year. We also spent time together baking cookies. Christmas Memories fragrance oil takes me back to those Christmas traditions every time I smell it. This scent can also be incorporated into handcrafted cp soap. The results from cold process soap testing revealed slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, a strong scent retention, and it discolors to a tan shade.

Christmas Splendor ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Splendor Scent

Some interesting, unique, and very seasonal notes are contained in the diverse Christmas Splendor fragrance oil. This Christmas aroma begins with fruity notes of peach, apple, and orange. Spicy middle notes follow include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and poinsettia. At the base of the scent, you will find notes of oak, balsam, fir, pine, musk, and juniper berries. Within this complex scent, you will find layers, which allows for this fragrance to be so diverse and unique. It is a wonderful scent in homemade candles and other types of room scenting recipes.

Christmas Thyme ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Thyme Scent

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is another one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances! It gives off the aroma of bayberries mixed with apples and Christmas trees! This fragrance is consists of a top note of spicy cinnamon bark, middle notes are apple and bayberry, and the base notes are thyme and pine needles. It is amazing when used for incense, making candles, and potpourri.

One of the recipes that we at Nature Garden love to use this scent for is the Christmas Potpourri Recipe, which will show you how to create a wonderful recipe of Christmas Thyme scented potpourri! This is a very simple recipe to follow along with and after you are finished, just pour some of it into a potpourri burner and you are all set.

Christmas Tree ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Tree Scent

Our next fragrance oil for Christmas is Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil. This is one of our best sellers and a Natures Garden original fragrance oil. With top notes of pine and lime, you can immediately experience the sensation of Christmas time. The middle notes are cardamom and pepper, bringing a little bit of spice to the scent. Finally, the base note smells of Scotch pine, which adds a fresh woodsy scent to it. At Natures Garden we consider this aroma a must-have!

This can be used to make incense, potpourri, and candles. We do have a fun and unique recipe idea on our website that uses this fragrance. It is a Scented Twig Centerpiece, which takes no time at all to make and can make a great additional decoration to the house at this time of year. A fun idea that you could also do with this fragrance would be to make tiny candles or potpourri tarts using our Christmas Trees and Bulbs Embed Molds.

Christmas Wassail ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Wassail Scent

Next, we want to introduce you to another Natures Garden original aroma, Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. This holiday scent starts off with notes of pineapple and orange zest. Then, you will find a middle note of mulled apple cider. Finishing this scent are spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. We have linked how to make actual Christmas Wassail, which uses apple cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, pineapple juice, and frozen orange juice concentrate. We also provide you with our recipe for Rustic Wax Melts, using this fragrance oil. It is a fun holiday wax tart recipe to make with anyone and can quickly put you right in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Wreath ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Wreath Type Scent

The Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies will be sending old holiday memories straight to you. It smells just like a real Christmas wreath, as the name indicates. The top notes in this one are bergamot, holly berry, and orange pomander. The middle notes follow including cinnamon bark, Christmas lily, and eucalyptus leaves. The base notes finishing this Christmas scent are pine cones and fir balsam, which really bring this scent together. With cold process soap, we found no discoloration, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and strong retention with this scent. Our recipe for Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe will provide you with a great project that will make it easier for lighting your fireplaces! It will also make your house smell great!

Country Christmas ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Country Christmas Scent

Next, Country Christmas Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is one of our best sellers! It has hints of cranberry, bayberry, apples, orange zest, clove, and nutmeg. This is a wonderful holiday combination to put you right in the Christmas setting! This fragrance oil can be used in a variety of handmade candle projects and room scenting recipes. It is our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments and it uses this Country Christmas fragrance oil. This is a wonderful project to use for those wanting to scent their Christmas tree. This is also an easy gift to make for someone or to turn it into a fun craft for the whole family to try!

Island Christmas ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Island Christmas Scent

Not everyone lives in an area where it is cold and snowing around Christmas time, so we have created this Natures Garden original fragrance oil to appeal to all of you out there with a warm Christmas or those dreaming of a warm Christmas! The scents included in Island Christmas Fragrance Oil are tropical guava, mango, papaya, strawberries, and a hint of freshly picked peppermint leaf. Bath gels, soap, lotion, perfume, and other body products are perfect to utilize this fragrance. Cleaning products, potpourri, and incense can also be created with this. Our cold process soap testing of this had results of no ricing, no separation, no acceleration, a strong scent retention, and it discolors to a brown shade.

Fragrance Oils for Christmas: Santa Snacks ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Santa Snacks Scent

Santa Snacks Scent is a Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies original fragrance oil. We thought that this would be such a cute name because everyone remembers putting out cookies with milk and other fun Christmas goods for Santa Claus!  This bakery fragrance smells like sugar mixed with some spice, which makes it useful not just at Christmas time, but all year round, which many of our customers do. This is a fabulous Christmas fragrance oil to use in homemade candles, wax tarts, and other room scenting recipes. Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe is a really fun homemade candle to make and can be a great craft idea or a present for the upcoming holiday season! Also, if you are looking for an actual snack after using this fragrance oil, try the Santa snacks recipe from Taste of Home.

We hope that you loved hearing all about some of our favorite holiday and Christmas fragrance oils today! Check out the rest of our Christmas craft recipes! Also, if you are looking for other fragrance oils for Christmas, check out all of our Christmas fragrance oils!

Apr
22

Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil


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Cranberry Balsam Fragrance OilCranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a unique, complex fragrance reminiscent of the holidays.  This best-selling fragrance oil stands out by combining fruity notes of cranberry, spicy notes of nutmeg, and earthy notes of balsam fir needles.  Don’t let the complexity of this fragrance steer you away; this scent is distinguished and clean.  A host of 5-star reviews show us that customers find this scent to be a wonderful holiday seller.  A customer from Medford, NJ writes “This is a really nice addition to a Christmas line. It behaves really well in CP, lots of time for a 3 color swirl. The cranberry is a bit more pronounced than the pine, making it a sophisticated fragrance. I tend to dislike most “pine” because they remind me of household cleaning products – not this one. It is a big seller every year.”  Our customers love this fragrance, and yours will, too! Give Cranberry Balsam a try today!

What Does Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil has strong notes of balsam fir needles and hints of citrus; rose, nutmeg, and jasmine; with bold notes of tart cranberries and fresh greenery.

Top Notes: cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, bergamot, greenery
Mid Notes:  violet, gardenia, rose, nutmeg, jasmine
Base Notes:  balsam fir, pine, cedarwood, vanilla bean

How Do Our Customers Use Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil?

Cranberry Balsam is a fantastic fragrance addition to spice up your Holiday products! Our customers create room scenting products that are sure to set the holiday mood.  Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in projects like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also strong in aroma beads.  If you are making candles, you can use Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform well in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend 6 drops of burgundy and 1 drop of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of burgundy and black color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil can be used to create delightful bath and body products!  Bath and body products perform well and can incorporate fragrance up to 5% of your total recipe.  If you are making cold process soap, you may use this fragrance up to 5% of your total recipe.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil had a strong scent retention after curing and discolored to a light beige.  The soap did not rice nor separate.  There was no acceleration. If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using burgundy 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.

Cranberry Balsam Fragrance Oil can be used in a wide variety of products.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this delightful fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions perform very well.  Homemade lotions adhere to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Apr
19

Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil


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Cranberry Relish Fragrance OilCranberry Relish Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cranberry relish has been a holiday tradition for many, many years.  Based on our customers 5-star reviews, Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil will be a tradition for many years to come!  One customer wrote “Holds perfect in all bases of soaps for m&p, I can’t believe this yummy scent, it makes your mouth water. A must for everyone wanting something different and yummy. Works great in lotions, the scent just lasts and lasts!” This impressively strong, tart cranberry fragrance oil is a great seller for the holiday season, and continues strong throughout the rest of the year.  Cranberry Relish’s distinct berry scent makes it a perfect choice for your holiday projects and your bright spring and summer projects!  Indulge in the aroma of a holiday tradition with Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil!

What Does Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cranberry Relish smells like the aroma of bright, fresh, and tart cranberries.  The heart of this fragrance is reminiscent of the dinner table at your holiday meal.  The scent of sweet cranberries is unmistakable and irresistible.  Treat your nose to the wonderful scent of this fragrance oil.

How Do Our Customers Use Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil?

Our customers create amazing candles! This delicious-smelling 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 sweet, tart scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestion for this fragrance oil is 5 drops of Red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and one drop of Black Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Remember not to color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Inventing inviting room scents! This bright berry scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this tart traditional aroma in incense and potpourri is 50%.

If you intend to make soap with Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil, the maximum recommended usage percentage for this aroma in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fresh cranberry fragrance caused no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and nice, strong and rich scent retention. Cured bars did not discolor.  Our soap coloring recommendations are to use red soap coloring to your liking.  Because we have a few different reds, you’re welcome to try Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant, Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant, Neon Red, or Jailhouse Red Fun Soap Colorant.  You’re also welcome to try natural soap colorants– but be mindful of the information listed on their pages, some soap processes may affect the intended color of your finished product.  Also- never use candle dye in bath and body products- or you’ll end up coloring yourself!

Designing delectable body products! This fresh berry fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes, and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Lastly, they construct pretty-smelling cleaning products. The maximum recommended usage percentage of this sweet and bright scent in cleaning products is 4.1%.

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
04

Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil


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Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance OilCranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Everything is better when it’s a la mode! That is exactly why Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden has subtle notes of vanilla and butter at its base.  Sharp notes of cranberry and orange zests start this fragrance off in a distinct fashion.  The cinnamon middle note and vanilla and butter base notes create a tempting aromatic blend that is reminiscent of my grandmother’s kitchen on Thanksgiving.  The smell is simply mouthwatering.  This fragrance is bright and spicy.  Customers agree that this fragrance oil is great year-round, but is definitely a Fall favorite!  The large number of 5-star reviews tells us that if Cranberry Cobbler were an actual dessert, you’d probably want to grab a piece!

What Does Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil smells just like cranberry cobbler!  Top notes of cranberry relish and orange zests balance with the spicy aroma of freshly ground cinnamon sticks.  These fragrances rest on sweet, soft base notes of butter and vanilla.

Top notes: cranberry, orange zests

Middle notes: cinnamon

Base notes: vanilla, butter

How Do Our Customers Use Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil?

Bath and body products with Cranberry Cobbler fragrance oil perform very well. Bath gels, sugar scrubs, and bath oils have been found to perform very well with a maximum of .1% added. For all of our soap making friends, we recommend a maximum usage rate of .1% of our Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil. Because the maximum for this fragrance oil is .1% recommended for use in soap, our staff did not conduct any cold process soap testing.  We suggest using red soap colorant to achieve the shade you are looking for. I suggest trying our Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant. Never use candle dye in any of your bath and body products.

Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil is reminiscent of home-cooked Thanksgiving dessert. It should be no surprise that this dessert fragrance performs very well in room scenting products! These types of products can use up to 30% of this scent in incense, potpourri, or reed diffuser recipes. This amazing fragrance oil is also strong and true in homemade aroma beads. Those who make candles can use up to 10% of this fragrance with various candle waxes. This Cranberry Cobbler fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and also performs well in soy waxes.  We suggest using 8 drops of Spectrum Red candle dye and 2 drops of Spectrum Black candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Cranberry Cobbler Fragrance Oil will add a variety of warm, wholesome products to your current collection. You can create your own homemade perfumes.  This amazing fragrance oil will be a wonderful addition to your current perfumes.  Our maximum recommended usage rate for this fresh scent  is .1%. You can also use this scent in your own homemade cleaning products with a maximum of .1% fragrance oil.