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Oct
02

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe


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Pumpkin Bubble Bars RecipePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are looking for a fun, fresh new bubble bar to enhance your Halloween line of bath and body products, you can always count on Nature’s Garden to help you out! Our Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe is quick and easy to make. You could even have the kids help you out making these! Bubble bars are a fun bath treat and these Pumpkin Bubble Bars are no exception! We have used Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to help give some fluffy bubbles plus soft, silky skin. Plus, we have incorporated Pumpkin Seed Oil to further enhance the pumpkin theme and to give your skin some intense moisture! These will be a hit with the kids and adults alike!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Nowadays, people have gotten incredibly artistic with their pumpkin carvings. Most people take their pumpkins to a whole new level. If you would like to kick you pumpkin carvings up a notch, take a look at some of these pumpkin carving ideas from Southern Living. If you would like to try your hand at something other than your typical pumpkin face, check out these cool Halloween pumpkins that are anything but ordinary! Some don’t even require carving. Even just a little paint and ingenuity to give your pumpkins some flair!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients That Can Be Found at Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls (two)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

We have included the amounts of each ingredient we will be using. As a side note,  while we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the measurements will be more precise amounts.

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil
  • 20 drops Red Da bomb Soap Dye
  • 30 drops Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye
  • 1 gram Activated Charcoal
  • 7 Pieces Cinnamon Sticks (1″ in length)

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Some of the Ingredients Used

Before we get started on our bubble bars, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients. Our first ingredient is Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or SCI. SCI is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky soft and smooth.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium BicarbonatePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium Bicarbonate

Our next ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda. This is is a natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. Using baking soda in your bathtub will leave your skin soft and silky feeling.  It also has the same effect on your hair when used in a rinse. Baking Soda is most often combined with Citric Acid when making bath bombs.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of TartarPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar is our next ingredient. Most people assume Cream of Tartar is just for baking, however, it is used in many bath products such as bath cookies and of course, bubble bars. Cream of Tartar acts as a stabilizer and allows the ingredients to adhere each other. It will also give the product a more “airy and fluffier” texture.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn StarchPumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn Starch

Corn Starch is up next. This is another ingredient used widely in the culinary world as a natural thickener for soups, gravies or sauces, but corn starch is also widely used in skincare formulas to provide the skin with silkiness and to relieve irritation.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Because we are making pumpkins, we chose to incorporate some Pumpkin Seed Oil! Pumpkin Seed Oil is loaded with many nutrients, such as, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C.  It is also rich in the mineral, zinc. Pumpkin seed oil readily sinks into the skin; not leaving the skin feeling oily and can help to repair dry, damaged skin.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance OilPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

The fragrance we chose for these fall bubble bars, is our Harvest Moon fragrance oil. This fragrance is a fresh, crisp mix of blueberries, pineapple, eucalyptus with woodsy bass notes of spruce, fir and cedar. A complex mixture of scents that wouldn’t seem like they could go together. Very unique!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your bubble bars, it’s always best to take a few precautionary steps. Start by cleaning and sanitizing your work area thoroughly. Also, clean your utensils and equipment well. Make sure that you have a large enough work area and have all your ingredients and equipment handy. This will help your creating run smoothly without any interruptions. We also suggest that you were gloves, an apron, face mask and hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

Now that your prepared and everything is clean and sanitized, it is time to get started. Our first step will be prepping the dry ingredients. Take a deep mixing bowl, place it on your scale and tare out the weight. To the bowl, weigh in 410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Using your hands, go ahead and blend these ingredients well, breaking up any lumps you find in the mixture. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated well, you can set this bowl aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Ingredients

Next, you will be prepping the wet ingredients. So take a small mixing bowl, place it on the scale and tare out the weight. To that mixing bowl, weigh in 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil and 14 grams of Harvest Moon fragrance oil. Give this a nice stir to mix the oils well. Once they are mixed nicely, you will then be adding this to the dry ingredients.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that your oils are mixed nicely, go ahead and add them to the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Using your gloved hands, mix these ingredients together completely. Continue to mix until you have a dough-like consistency. Note: If your dough is too dry and crumbles, you can add a little more vegetable glycerin. However, use with caution. Adding too much will make your dough too wet and it may not setup properly.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Setting Aside a Small Amount

You will be decorating the bubble bars with a small amount of the dough that will be colored later. So, take a small bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and to the bowl, add 28 grams of the dough mix. You can set this aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap DyesPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap Dyes

Next, we are going to color the dough to its orange pumpkin shade! To your mixed dough, add 20 drops of red Da Bomb Soap Dye and 30 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. Once again, using your gloved hands, mix the dyes into the dough until you have achieved a nice, pumpkin orange.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the PumpkinsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the Pumpkins

Next, you will be forming the dough into pumpkin shapes. Separate the dough into 7 even-sized portions and using your hands, form the portions into balls. Pack them tightly, just like if you were making a snowball. Make sure they are even and smooth with no cracks showing or they will not set up properly.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin StemsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

Now that you have your pumpkins shaped and packed tightly, you will need to make the stems. For this, you will need the cinnamon sticks. You will want seven pieces that are about 1 inch in length. So, cut your cinnamon sticks to this length.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

 

 

Once you have completed cutting them, gently place one stick into the dough, pushing slightly. You want to make sure it is centered and secure. Set each one aside for the moment.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved DoughPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved Dough

Now, that the pumpkins are made, you can now work on the reserved dough. Take the dough and weigh in 1 gram of Activated Charcoal. Work the charcoal into the dough with your hands until it is mixed in completely.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble BarsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

Next, we get to have some fun with the pumpkin’s faces!  You can decorate your pumpkin bubble bars with the charcoal dough. You can create faces or words with the dough. Simply pull off small amounts of the charcoal dough and press it into the pumpkins to create your pumpkins how you want them to look.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

 

 

To help create a more realistic look, take a toothpick and create lines in each pumpkin, starting at the top and ending about half way down the pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Let the Bubble Bars Setup

Now that you have completed decorating your bubble pumpkins, allow them to set up in a cool, dry, non-humid area for at least 24-48 hours. Once your bubble bars have hardened, they are ready to use! Simply crumble a bubble bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this fun new bubble bar recipe from us! We are sure they will be a hit with your family, friends or customers! Kids love to help make crafts too! This would be a fun, fall project to do with the kiddos! Not only will they like getting their hands into the dough to help make the pumpkins, but they will love having a bubbly reason to take a bath!

Also, Nature’s Garden has a bunch of fun Halloween crafts to look create! Check out our Bloody Fun Candle Recipe! This candle is creative and easy to make and is scented with our Werewolf fragrance oil. Another good recipe is our Dracula’s Dentures Recipe! This cool recipe is made with melt and pour soap and is made to look like a cup with Dracula’s teeth soaking in a cleaning solution! An ingenious little Halloween soap to be sure!

What other fun Halloween recipes do you like to do? Do you have one you make every year or do you like to explore and make something different every year?

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We love hearing from our customers and seeing what they have been creating with our products! It’s also a great way for you to show off your products for everybody to see! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) Show us what you made, or even ask us a question! You can also show off your products in our Show & Tell section of our website! Simply upload a picture and describe what you created with Nature’s Garden products. We can’t wait to hear from you and see what you’ve been up too!

 

 

 

Oct
24

Witches Brew Fragrance


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Witches BrewWitches Brew Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Witches Brew Fragrance Oil is a popular Halloween scent from Natures Garden. Our customer adore this fragrance oil, yet can’t quite agree on exactly what they smell.  However, one thing they can agree on, they LOVE this mysterious scent!  One stating, “As a child I can remember coming home from my trick or treating extravaganza on Halloween night and sticking my head in my pillowcase to breathe in the plethora of candy. This is exactly what that smells like! And everyone who has smelled has smelled something different. I smell black licorice, my boyfriend smelled molasses candies, my best friend smelled chocolate and my mom smells pumpkin! It’s definitely a challenge and I cannot wait for my customers to tell me what they smell! Excellent cold throw and hot throw in soy wax candles.”

What Does Witches Brew Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A secret blend that is mystical…try some.

How Do Our Customers Use Witches Brew Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Witches Brew Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionCandles! This mysterious scent performs perfectly in Joy Wax and WOW Wax and it is nice and strong and soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this secretive scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 8 drops black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Color blocks do not come in black- so for this one- stick with the liquid stuff. Never color your candles with crayons as this will clog the wick!

Room scents! This fun fall fragrance 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 Witches Brew Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this elusive autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soap is 0.5%. Due to the low usage rate, the Natures Garden creative team did not test Witches Brew Fragrance Oil in cold process soap. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are none. However, if you’d like to make black soap to match your black candles- you can use black soap colorant or go the natural colorant route with activated charcoal powder. Activated charcoal powder has the additional benefits of being a detoxifying agent and a natural odor absorber. Never color your bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you!

If you’d like to make a soap shaped like a witch’s cat- try our Fat Cat Soap Mold.

Body products (outside of the bath)! This magical fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 0.1%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this supernatural scent in cleaning products is 0.5%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create the array of products listed above- just be sure to follow the aforementioned guidelines relating to maximum usage percentages when using this enchanting aroma.

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!

Jul
11

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil


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Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil is a sweet candy scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of various yummy fruity and spice scents with notes of vanilla and sweet sugar to bring all the scents together. This fragrance oil has been described by some of our customers as a perfect fall aroma that is both sweet and a nostalgic scent of candy scents mingling after a night of trick-or-treating. The history of trick treating in the United States goes back about 100 years. We have wrapped this time honored tradition up in a tiny bottle.  Trick and treats scent will have you reminiscing about all the delicious tasting treats you remember from your childhood.

What Does Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Unique and fun, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a must for Halloween and beyond!  Tricks or treats fragrance begins with top notes of pumpkin, persimmon, and apple; followed by middle notes of blueberries, elderberries, currants, orange and cinnamon; and well rounded with base notes of sugar cane and vanilla.  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers that create their own homemade bath and body recipes can include this sugary sweet fragrance oil in these products. Bath oils, bath gels, bath bombs, and other related bath and body products can include up to 1% of this scent. However, products that are not washed off and are let on the skin, such as lotions and perfumes, can only use 0.01% of this aroma. Are looking to add color to your handmade bath and body products? Then, we would like to suggest using orange liquid soap dye in the amount that you would would like.

Also, this scent can be used at a 1% rate during all methods of soap making. In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance oil is great for this method of making lye soap. The batch will not have any separation, acceleration, or ricing. Also, the scent will be good after the curing process. While the bar does discolor to a light butter shade, vanilla white stabilizer can help reduce some of this discoloration. However, there are a variety of ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration.  You will need to test Tricks or Treats fragrance oil with the color stabilizer.

How Do Our Customers Use Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Diy room fragrance recipes can be made with this perfect Halloween fragrance oil. Homemade potpourri and scent sticks fragrance diffusers can both be made with up to 50% of this scent. Green household cleaning products can be created with no more than 1% of this aroma. Diy perfume sachet bead recipes can be made with this aroma. Smelly Jelly Jars also incorporate this fall scent nicely.

Additionally, our customers can create homemade scented candles with up to 10% of this fragrance as long as the candles are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. Natures garden joy wax and wow wax as well as a soy candle from scratch can all be created perfectly with this scent. Those who choose to color their candle creations should use either six drops of orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of an orange color block. You can successfully use other methods of coloring, but shouldn’t use crayons as they clog wicks.

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil RecipeAre you looking for a creative and festive way to scent your home this fall? If so, then try out our Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe! This spooky homemade air freshener recipe is a great way to scent your bathroom or other rooms this Halloween.

 

Jun
07

Mulberry Spice Fragrance Oil


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Mulberry Spice Fragrance OilMulberry Spice Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mulberry Spice Fragrance Oil is a spice, zest, and berry scent by Natures Garden.  This mulberry aroma is especially popular among our candle makers, making it a best selling fragrance oil.  One reviewer saying, “This is truly the best mulberry spice fragrance for use in a candle. The cold throw was great but when it was lit the fragrance was unbelievable! Used in paraffin soy blend 1.5 oz per lb.”

What Does Mulberry Spice Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has refreshing top notes of zesty bitter orange peel and lemon, middle notes of warm wild mulberries, with base notes of freshly ground cinnamon bark and nutmeg. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Mulberry Spice Fragrance Oil n Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can create homemade room scenting products with this spicy mulberry fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense can be created at a rate of 50% for this scent. In addition, this scent will provide a nice and strong scent in aroma beads. Any scented homemade cleaning creations can use 0.6% of this spice fragrance oil.

Mulberry Spice Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionFurthermore, this spice and zest fragrance oil is a great addition for homemade candle creations. Candle products that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can incorporate up to 10% of this fragrance. Both Joy Wax and WOW Wax will perform perfectly. Also, soy wax will maintain a nice and strong scent. If you want to color your candles or various wax products, then we would recommend for you to use either 4 drops burgundy liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded burgundy color block.  These recommendations are per four pounds of wax. Never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Mulberry Spice Fragrance Oil and Bath and Body Recipes?

Bath and body products can be made using this complex berry fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, perfumes, and many other related bath and body products can use no more than 0.6% of this fragrance oil. If you would like to color your bath and body products, then we would like to suggest that you use burgundy soap colorant in the amount that you’d like for this fragrance. Never use candle dye in any body products.

While this fragrance oil is body safe and can be used to create cold process soap, we did not test this scent due to the small amount of fragrance oil safe in the bars. A batch of cold process soap could not contain more than 0.6% of this complex spice scent fragrance oil. If you are truly in love with this scent, then feel free to test it out in the safe and recommended amounts. Additionally, this mulberry fragrance oil can be used in homemade melt and pour soap and hot process soap recipes. Let us know your results.  We would love to hear how it performs for you. Also, check out all of our other cp soap testing videos here.

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.

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
19

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance


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Pumpkin Cheesecake FragrancePumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pumpkins are very popular this time of year. Not only do the orange gourds make beautiful decorations, but they also make some delicious desserts. We’ve already covered Pumpkin Eggnog and Pumpkin Roll, but now we’re going to talk about mouth-watering Pumpkin Cheesecake. Cheesecake itself is already very nice, but add some pumpkin puree and extra spice, and voila! You’ve got a sensational seasonal treat. It can be described as a mix between cheesecake and pumpkin pie. It’s even a popular seasonal flavor of ice cream- a triple threat: pumpkin pie, cheesecake, and ice cream! Regardless of how you choose to eat it- we can all agree that it smells delicious.

What Does Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The incredible aroma of cardamom, ground cinnamon, Vermont maple, pumpkin puree, carrot, whipped cream, rum, cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and French vanilla which is all blended to true perfection.

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This bakery 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 delicious aroma in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 2 drops orange plus a small amount of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of orange and a small amount of brown color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This fall fragrance 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 sweet, spicy scent in bath oils, bath gels, and soap is 0.7%. Our cold process soap-testing found that this mouth-watering pumpkin fragrance performed perfectly in CP soap with no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and good scent retention. It did, however, discolor to a light beige color. Almost the color of cheesecake! Check out the soap-testing video or fragrance oil page to see a picture of the discoloration result. Discoloration is likely due to the high vanillin content of the fragrance: 8%. You can combat discoloration due to vanilla with our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. But remember- you are responsible for the results in your finished products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products made with this delicious dessert scent are to use orange and brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. You can also try natural soap colorants– but pay close attention to the information on their corresponding pages- some colorants are affected differently by different soapmaking processes.

Body products (outside of the bath)! This pumpkin scent performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 0.7%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this appetizing autumn aroma in cleaning products is 0.7%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create the products listed above using this fantastic fall fragrance- just be sure not to exceed the maximum recommended usage percentage!

Oct
16

Hayride Fragrance


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Hayride FragranceHayride Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What did the hungry horse say to the forgetful farmer? “HAY!!” Hayrides are another hallmark of autumn. Bundle up and load up a wagon full of soft hay, pile everyone in and go for a ride through the countryside! Hayrides often accompany other fun family fall activities such as corn mazes and visits to the pumpkin patch. The Metroparks offer hayrides and a corn maze for the kids at the Carlisle Equestrian Center here in Ohio  during weekends in October (only $1 for tickets). Or, if you’d like the aroma of going on a hayride without having to brave October weather or potentially itchy and pokey hay- fill your home with this fragrance while staying warm inside!

What Does Hayride Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The scent of new mown hay with notes of sweet balsam combined with smooth vetiver and cedarwood giving way to that fresh outdoor country air aroma.

How Do Our Customers Use Hayride Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This funky 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 unique aura in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of yellow color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; 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 fun farm fragrance in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed perfectly in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and strong scent retention in cured bars. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, so it is unlikely to discolor your bath and body products (no discoloration in CP soap is a good sign, too). Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use yellow soap colorant in the amount that you desire. You’re also welcome to try natural soap colorants for more earthy tones and added skin-nourishing benefits, just be sure to read the page description to see if your soapmaking process will affect the intended color. Never use candle dye in any body products; you’ll end up coloring yourself!

We’ve also got a cute Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe made using Hayride Fragrance Oil. Not made with actual cow pies- don’t worry- this is designed to help you get clean and relax in the tub.

Body products! This special scent performs 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 outdoorsy aroma  in cleaning products is 5%.

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

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!