How to Make Scented Slime with Borax
Have you gotten into the slime craze? If you are asking yourself “What is Slime?”, then you should definitely check out this fun NG blog! First of all, slime is something ooey, gooey, and fun to play with. Plus, you can make some awesome slime recipes right at home! Further, slime ingredients are hard to find. In fact, you can make your slime recipe with just a few easy-to-find ingredients. If you want to make slime that is a cut above simple slime recipes, then you can use Natures Garden wholesale fragrances and cosmetic colorants to add even more fun to your recipes! Not only can you check out our Scents for Slime, but you can choose between many other body safe scented oils! So, check out this blog to learn how to make scented slime with borax that is colorful and scented!
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Ingredients You Will Need
White Elmer’s School Glue
Barbosol Original Shaving Cream
NG FUN Soap Colorants or Da Bomb Soap Dye
Body Safe Fragrance Oil
Medium Mixing Bowl
8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Black Smooth Disc Lids
8 oz Clear PET Jars
White Smooth Lids 70/400
Disposable Gloves (optional)
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Weights and Amounts for Ingredients
1 cup of White Elmer’s School Glue
2 cups of Barbosol Original Shaving Cream
4 milliliters (or 5 grams) of a Body Safe Fragrance Oil
A few drops of the cosmetic colorant (NG FUN Soap Colorants or
Da Bomb Soap Dye)
1/2 teaspoon of Borax
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Creating the Borax Solution
First, you are going to need to create your borax solution for this recipe. While it is the first thing you create for this recipe, it will be the last thing that you will add to your slime mixture. So, you will need to add a teaspoon of the borax to an 8 oz bullet bottle to start. Then, you will add eight ounces or cup of warm water to the bottle (you will want to fill the eight ounce bullet bottle completely without overfilling). Then, you will need to add the smooth disc lid to the bullet bottle. Now, you need to make sure the lid is closed and sealed tight. Then, you will be able to shake the bottle to mix up your borax solution. After the warm water and borax are fully mixed, you can set this mixture aside for a later step.
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Adding the Glue and Shaving Cream
Next, you will want to get a medium mixing bowl. You will need to add 1 cup of plain white Elmer’s Glue and 2 cups of the Barbosol Shaving Cream. These will be the two main ingredients of your fluffy slime recipe. Once you have these two ingredients in your mixing bowl, you will want to add your colorant and your chosen wholesale fragrance oil. If you have not yet decided on a fragrance oil or the soap colorants, then you should continue reading before you begin to mix the shaving cream and white glue.
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: What Can Replace Food Coloring in Slime
Including either NG FUN Soap Colorants or Da Bomb Soap Dye can provide you with a wide array of vivid colors! Our Da Bomb dyes come in the three primary colors. Of course, you can stick to the basic red, yellow, and blue colors for your slime. But, that not all of your options. You can use these three colors to mix together and get other colors, like purple, green, and orange. If you want some color mixing suggestions, then you should check out our coloring chart. You can find this coloring chart towards the bottom of the Da Bomb Soap Dye page on our website. Another coloring option is the FUN Soap Colorants, which we carry in various colors and shades. While the Fun Soap Colorants come in more of a variety, you can still mix these pigments to get the perfect color for your scented slime!
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Fragrance Oils for Slime
If you want to know where to buy scents for slime, then the Natures Garden fragrance oils page would be a great place for you to check out! We have so many different kinds of body safe fragrance oils that you can try out in your own homemade slime recipes! Also, you can search for some new favorite scents for slime by clicking here. This page of our website is where we sort our fragrance oils into different categories by type. Whether you are looking for a sweet bakery scent, juicy fruit scent, or any other kind of scent, you may find it useful to start your search there. We think that it will make it easier for you to narrow down the best scented oils for slime!
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Are Fragrance Oils Safe for Skin?
Of course, any of our body safe fragrance oil would be safe for you to use to create your own homemade slime recipe! You need to make sure that these scents are body safe, which means you can add them to products that have a lot of contact with the skin. In the description for each of our fragrance oils, you can find out whether the scent you like can be used in slime.
However, some of our fragrance oils can only be added to candles and can’t be slime scents. These fragrance oils are often these are our spicy scents, like the Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil shown in the picture. Although small amounts of spice won’t irritate the skin, fragrances are concentrated to provide a fantastic aroma. So, the spice in strong fragrances can irritate the skin in this higher concentration. So, you will want to double check that your fragrance oils are body safe before you add them to your scented slime. If you want a short list of body safe scents that you can choose from, then you can check out our collection of favorite slime scents! All of these fun fragrance oils are perfect for adding to your homemade slime recipes.
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: How Much Fragrance Can I Use?
Once you’ve found your favorite fragrance oil for slime, you need to determine how much of the scented oil to add to your recipe. For this slime recipe, we would recommend that you use about 4 ml (about 5 grams) of fragrance oil. You can measure this amount using a disposable pipette. This will ensure that your amount of fragrance is within the maximum recommended amount to be body safe.
If you want to add even more fragrance to your slime recipe, then you will want to pay attention to the maximum usage rates. As you can see in the picture, the maximum use for lotions is provided. We would put slime in this category with lotion recipes as the slime would stay on your skin for longer periods of time. For our Bubble Gum Fragrance Oil, the maximum amount we could include would be 5% of the total recipe’s weight. So, in this slime recipe, you could a maximum 13 grams of fragrance. If you don’t have a craft scale to weigh this amount, you can easily use a food scale.
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: How Do I Calculate the Amount of Fragrance Oil I Need?
If your chosen fragrance has a different suggested usage rate, you need to determine how much fragrance oil you plan to use. For this example, I will use 5% (which can be converted to 0.05). So, you need to weigh out your glue and shaving cream. You will simply take the weight of your slime and multiply by the percentage of fragrance oil that we suggest. We will use a cup of glue, which should weigh about 260 grams. So, you would multiply this weight by the suggested usage rate for this fragrance oil.
260 g x 0.05 = 13 g
This means that in this case, you will use 13 grams of fragrance oil.
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Adding the Soap Colorant and the Fragrance Oil
Now that you have your colorants and fragrance oils pick out, you are ready to add them to your mixture. You can add in a drop or two of your colorant and mix everything together. Then, you can decide whether you need to add more color. Also, you can use a toothpick to add an amount that is even smaller than a drop. Just dip the toothpick into the colorant and swirl it into your mixture. Once you have a good color, you can add a body safe fragrance oil that you enjoy! Once these are both added, you can mix everything together and move on to the last step!
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Mixing Up Your Finished Slime
Now, you are ready to finish mixing your slime. So, you will need your mixture in the medium bowl and the borax solution from before. You will add about one tablespoon to start. Then, begin to mix your slime. We suggest that you use your hands to mix. If you’d like, you can wear disposable gloves while you mix in the borax solution. You will need to add another tablespoon of the borax solution and mix. You will want to continue going back and forth between adding borax and mixing until you reach the right consistency. If the mixture is too sticky, then continue to add more borax. However, you will want to avoid adding too much borax. If you add too much of the borax solution, your slime will be too stiff and not as stretchy. So, make sure you add only small amounts of the solution at a time.
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: Storing Your Slime for Later
After you have gotten the right consistency for your slime, your slime is finished and ready to use! Of course, you can play with and enjoy your finished recipe. When you are ready to put the slime away, you can use an 8 oz clear jar to store it. Simply put the lid on your clear jars and you can put your slime away for later use. So, your pretty slime with its scrumptious scent will last for another day of fun!
How to Make Scented Slime with Borax: More Fun Slime Recipes
If you like this quick slime recipe, then you may be interested in trying out even more fun slime recipes! The Chaos and Clutter has an article on Unique Slime Recipes that look super cool! For instance, this crafty blog includes recipes for magnetic slime, glitter slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, edible slime, and so many more fun slime ideas! Of course, you can use Natures Garden fragrance oils to add a scrumptious scent to your homemade slime recipes. So, you can have unique slime recipes that smell absolutely fantastic!
We hope that you enjoy this quick slime recipe and learned about some fun things that you can add to your own favorite slime recipes. If you have any questions about how to use Natures Garden fragrance oils or cosmetic colorant, then feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to help our customers create products that they will love! You can find us at the NG store, on the phone HUG Line, or on social media. We have an NG Facebook page, an Instgram (@ngscents), and a Twitter (@ngscents).
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