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Jun
14

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer


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Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for SummerMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer

Take a look at the best our compiled list of the best Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer from Natures Garden.We created a list of some of the best mixed drink scents we carry to try to make your summer crafting a bit easier. All the best of our summertime beverage scents are in one, convenient place. These refreshing beverage scents will make a perfect addition to your products this summer. So, all you have to do is think of a fun crafting idea, pick your favorite mixed drink fragrance and get into some real summer fun!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Mojito Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Mojito Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for an authentic mojito fragrance, then you definitely came to the right place! Our mojito fragrance oil has strong top notes of juicy lime and sugar that are balanced with refreshing mint leaves and the true scent of rum. This is a perfect scent for those homemade crafts that could use a fun scent boost. Further, during our test burns in candles, this fragrance oil filled the entire test room in less than fifteen minutes! So, we think that this would be one of the best fragrance oils for you to use in soy candles or any other kind of candle wax!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Hot Buttered Rum Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Hot Buttered Rum Fragrance Oil

Another delicious mixed drink scent is the Hot Buttered Rum Fragrance Oil. This sweet fragrance begins with top notes of true rum, middle notes of sweet Bourbon Vanilla, and is complimented with base notes of creamy buttery toffee to create a scrumptious scent that is perfect for both body products or candles! Plus, this scent performs very well in cold process soap recipes. So, you will definitely want to check out this true to life fragrance oil!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Margarita Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Margarita Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fragrance oil with everything that you could want for a mixed drink scent. The fresh Margarita Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery. Our delicious fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil of lime for a true-to-name aroma. So, this scent is a tangy lime margarita aroma that is truly delicious! This means that this fragrant oil will be a perfect way to step up your bath and body products or room scenting creations.

 

 

 

Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeIf you enjoy our Margarita Fragrance, then you are going to be in love with our Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe! This refreshing scrub recipe uses this scrumptious beverage scent to create a foaming salt scrub product that is simply irresistible. Not only will this scrub smell great, it is a pretty bright color that is sure to bring attention. Plus, this recipe is no joke, it is sure to thoroughly soften and moisturize your skin.

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Strawberry Daiquiri Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Strawberry Daiquiri Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another wonderful mixed drink that is absolutely delicious! This sweet scent is a perfect choice for lovers of sweet strawberry scents. This perfect fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing blend of fresh strawberries and lemon zests with hints of fresh vanilla notes. This fragrant oil would be perfect for anything from candles to bath products. Furthermore, some have said that this fragrance oil reminds them of a strawberry Jolly Rancher. So, this scent may work for creating strawberry candy scented candles!

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Sex on the Beach Fragrance Oil

Further, take a chance on a daring scent that is a perfect match for a well known cocktail called Sex on the Beach. So, get ready to get wild with your summer crafting thanks to this yummy mixed drink scent. This exhilarating fragrance oil is a fruity combination of fresh ripened peaches, freshly squeezed oranges, and spiced cranberry. Of course, this scrumptious fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best selling scent and would be a perfect scent for candle making!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Sangria Punch Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out our amazing sangria fragrance oil! This fruity sangria fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing melody beginning with top notes of grape, orange, lemon, lime, and apple, followed by middle notes of pomegranate and blackberries; sitting on a dry down of sugar. Plus, this NG original fragrance now has a higher essential oil content. So, this scent will be fresher and more true, which is perfect for your recipes.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer NG Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer NG Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

If you’re interested in a classier drink scent, then you could try out our Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil. This elegant fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sweet blend of red fruits boosted by lily of the valley and apple cider. This scent will work perfectly in soap crafting and smell fantastic for candles. Plus, this aroma is super yummy in bath and body products, such as lotions or scrubs. Obviously, this scent is one of Nature’s Garden’s best selling fragrances!  While it’s not technically a mixed drink, who doesn’t love a strawberry champagne combo?

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Absinthe Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Absinthe Fragrance Oil

Absinthe, or the “The Green Fairy”, is an anise-flavored, highly alcoholic beverage derived from the distillation of various herbs; including wormwood. Fun fact, Absinthe was once banned around the world because it was thought to be a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug that produced hallucinations. However, this vilification of the liquor was never verified. While our Absinthe Fragrance Oil isn’t a drug, it is an addicting aroma. This scent is an aromatic blend of the perfect amount of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, Melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Amaretto Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Amaretto Fragrance Oil

While amaretto is of Italian origin from the base word Amaro meaning bitter, the liquor is actually sweetened. This sweetened taste is the flavor we all know and love in an Amaretto mixed drink, so we have carried this over into our rendition of this mixed drink. This Natures Garden scent is the aroma of fresh, true almond with notes of ripe, juicy cherries, fresh apple, orange blossoms, and a base of vanilla. This true to life fragrance oil is perfect for recipes like cp soap and is a great scent for candles. So, grab a bottle of Amaretto Fragrance and get crafting.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Beer Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Beer Fragrance Oil

Obviously, we did not want a stale-smelling beer scent. Also, many more attempts for this scent that we’ve tried contained floral notes and we absolutely did not want a beer scent that had floral notes. But, eventually, we discovered the perfect beer aroma! This truly unique fragrance, the perfumist combined the aroma of malt liquor straight from the tap and gave it a fruity twist. He creatively combined notes of malt liquor and hops with fruity notes of strawberry, pineapple, apple, and raspberry. This will be perfect for creating homemade gifts for the beer lovers in your life.

 

 

Beer Candle Recipe

The Beer Candle Recipe is one of our genius ideas for this fragrance oil. We figured if we were going to have a candle that smelled like beer, may as well make it look like a tall pint of the stuff. Plus, we used gel wax to give a more authentic liquid appearance. This homemade beer candle has everything the real thing would, complete with foam and all!

 

 

Red Solo Cup Recipe The Red Solo Cup Recipe is a perfect bath recipe for beer lovers! Not only does this fun aroma look like a solo cup full of beer, but it smells like it, too. Plus, this soap is cleansing and adds in a scrubbing loofah with a loop for hanging. So, this is a fun soap product that could be easily hung in the shower for convenience!

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a drink scent that would be great drink mix for unique homemade products! But, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden would be a spooky, bubbly, Halloween treat! Berry Bewitching Brew begins with top notes of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk. You will definitely toast to this one!

 

 

 

 

Berry Bewitching Bath Brew RecipeWhile this scent can be used year round, it truly is a fun Halloween scent. Plus it was perfect for our Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe! This recipe is both melt and pour soap and a bath tea, which means this recipe is double the fun! This combined recipe smells lovely and is perfect for creating unique bath creations.

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blue Hawaiian Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil

We at Natures Garden have tested numerous Blue Hawaiian fragrance oils before finding the one that we fell in love with! The high content of essential oils allows this fragrance to have the crisp, juicy top notes we were hoping to find! Our Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil begins with mouth-watering top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries; followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray; well rounded with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes. It has quickly become a favorite fragrance for many of our staff members! So, grab a bottle and enjoy the sweetly scented fun!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blackberry Fizz Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil

Another lovely mixed drink scent is our Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil. Refreshment has never smelled so yummy! This bubbly fragrance oil by Natures Garden is perfect for crafting. This fragrance begins with aldehydic fruity notes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo. This fruity scent would be perfect for cold process soap, as it remains very strong and true! Plus, this fruity scent is perfect for bright room scents!

 

 

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil Recipe

One amazing body product that you can create with this fragrance oil is the Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe contains ingredients that are perfect for skin care and will keep your skin hydrated! Not only is this amazingly nourishing recipe is a perfect for skin, but it has the added bonus of being super cute! This craft is the perfect storm that creates quite an awesome scrub!

 

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Cocktails by the Pool Fragrance OIlMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Cocktails by the Pool Fragrance Oil

This mixed drink aroma is truly the perfect summer scent for crafting products for the warm weather. Plus, lounging by the pool would be even better with this cocktail of summer inspired fresh and fruity scent. This scent has sparkling notes of lemon, honeydew, and pear that compliment the vibrant orange, pineapple, and nectarine middle notes. Also, the base notes of jasmine,
lily of the valley, sandalwood, and vanilla really tie this mouth-watering scent together. Additionally, this fragrance is perfect for soaps made from scratch, as it is very strong after curing and performs perfectly! Furthermore, this strong aroma would create a very refreshing home scent.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Frozen Margarita Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Frozen Margarita Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a different kind of margarita, you can try out our Frozen Margarita Fragrance Oil. This delicious fragrance oil puts a twist on our classic margarita scent. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden begins with top notes of essential oil of Lime and Mandarin Orange; including notes of Southern Valencia, Lemon, and Sea Salt; followed by middle notes of frothy iced Guava Nectar, Strawberries, and Pineapple; all sitting on base notes of Brown Sugar, Vanilla Rum, and Musk.

 

 

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Even More Mixed Drink Scents

Wait there are even more sensational scents that you can choose to use for creations! Also, we have even more mix drink fragrances available for your products. If you are looking for a specific drink aroma, then you can check out our Beverage Scents page on the Natures Garden website. While these are the best mixed drink scents, in our opinion, there are still many more beverage fragrance oils you can choose from!

Apr
28

Crystal Blue Waters Scent


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crystal blue waters scentCrystal Blue Waters Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer time is coming and you know what that means. Time for vacations! You know what I’m thinking the perfect vacation would be this year? Something laid back and peaceful, maybe just spending some time with my loved ones up in the beautiful mountains, surrounded by nature and the trees and hopefully a gorgeous crystal clear lake! Well, our Crystal Blue Waters scent captures that amazing aroma of feeling the crisp fresh air flowing around the beauty of a gorgeously blue crystal clear lake. Can’t you hear the birds chirping and singing?

What Does Crystal Blue Waters Smell Like?

Crystal Blue Waters Scent by Nature’s Garden is the aroma of fresh hydrangea flowers, lily of the valley, and hyacinth, that are rounded out by notes of ozony vetiver, fresh green ferns, and cyclamen.

How Do Our Customers Use Crystal Blue Waters Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance perfectly captures the feeling of breathing in fresh air that can only come from being one with nature. With this scent filling your home, you’ll almost be able to hear the birds chirping and the sound of the waters of the lake rippling. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! It performs nice and strong in soy wax, as well as working nice and strong in wow wax and joy wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, our Crystal Blue Waters scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily your home with the feeling of having stepped right into the beautiful outdoors by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade sachet beads.

For bath and body products, our Crystal Blue Waters scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fresh scent are bath gels, perfumes, lotions, soaps, and bath oils. There is no vanillin content contained in this fragrance meaning it should not discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Crystal Blue Waters scent is just what you’ve always been searching for! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration and it just has a slight acceleration. This scent is still nice and fresh once your soap has finished the curing process!

Are you dying to get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you possibly can? I’m sure you are! How could you not want to fill your home with the scent of the gorgeous outdoors? Well, before you rush off to get it, hold on just a second because it gets better! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many amazing free classes and recipes, and our free Ducks on the Pond Candle recipe is actually made using gel wax with our Crystal Blue Waters fragrance oil! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns! We just know that you will enjoy this wonderful fragrance.

 

Jul
24

Citronella


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citronella repelsCitronella and Mosquitoes

Summer time, the period of the year when we all enjoy outdoor festivities.  Whether they be parties, cookouts, hiking, gardening, or just relaxing by the pool; we find reasons to be outside.  We love the gorgeous weather and the warming sun rays.  However, with the fun in the sun that we all seek, with it also comes the dreaded mosquitoes.

When the weather gets warm, these uninvited pesky critters seem to always show up in droves.  Invading not only our space, but feeding off us and our families.  The results of their feast, itchy, red, swollen bumps on our skin.

Mosquitoes have been in existence some 170 million years.  In the United States, there are currently over 175 different species accounted for.  It is safe to say that they are not going to be going any where soon, but there are measures that we can take to help ward off these insects.

Citronella has been known to repel mosquitoes for a long time. Burning citronella candles around the yard or applying bug repelling spray to ourselves can usually do the trick.  But have you ever wondered how this works exactly?

Just like a primal animal, mosquitoes are on the hunt for one thing: FOOD.  And, we are that food source.  Drawn to carbon dioxide (from our exhaling) uric acid (from our blood), and lactic acid (from our sweat glands), insects like mosquitoes are able to smell us up to an amazing 164 feet away.  Once those delectable scents are picked up by the mosquitoes, they are then able to locate us to feed.

It is commonly thought that the scent of citronella repels mosquitoes away.  In fact, studies have shown that when the citronella aroma is in an environment, mosquitoes will land around 40% less times than when it is not present.  But, the fact is mosquitoes will still land.  This is why citronella does not necessarily repel.

Instead, citronella masks.  What this means is that when the scent of citronella (whether by means of a candle or a body spray) is present the 3 most common drawing factors of mosquitoes (carbon dioxide, uric acid, and lactic acid) are covered.  It is almost as if the mosquitoes no longer have the ability to sense us anymore.  And, since they cannot smell us, they will move on to “sweatier pastures” so to speak.

Sure, any of your local grocery stores or super markets have aisles of outdoor summer time displays hosting many different bug repelling products that you can purchase.  You however can make your very own insect repelling/masking items right from your home.  You will know exactly what is in the product, and you will also save money by doing it yourself.

Natures Garden currently has four different citronella oils available.  There is the straight citronella scent, or the citronella java essential oil.  Both of these oils can be viewed by clicking on the individual link.  For those of you that do not like how the scent of straight citronella smells, we also have citronella options for you.  Citronella Berry fragrance oil is a sweeter version of citronella.  This fragrance contains the essential oil of citronella with the combined fruity notes of strawberry, mandarin, and raspberry.  There is also Lime Citronella fragrance oil.  This wonderful fragrance oil is the combination of essential oil of citronella and notes of lemon, fresh lime, and white flowers.

Now, if you are interested in viewing possible candle and body products that you can make with these scents, here are three of Natures Gardens finest bug repelling recipes.  By clicking on the link, you will be able to see the recipe.  Each recipe has the step by step instruction as well as all of the items listed that you will need to make them.
Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe
Bug Repelling Candle Recipe
Bug Repelling Body Spray Recipe

These recipes are all easy to make and take very little time to accomplish.  They are great ways to ward off mosquitoes and keep you and your family mosquito bite free this summer.

Feb
06

Realistic Gel Candle


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honeycomb candleGel wax is a great candle wax for embedding items in candles.  This translucent wax also provides the opportunity to make realistic gel candles.  Sea or ocean themed gel candles are perfect examples of this, right down to the air bubbles.

We at Natures Garden however, wanted to take the realistic gel candle concept and kick it up a notch.  Using the fragrance oil Honey, which is gel safe; we arrived at a notion of somehow adding the look of an embedded honeycomb.  Trying to stick with items we already had in house, we creatively used bubble wrap and beeswax (because of it’s high melting point); to make our very own spin on embeds.  Through several trails and errors, we found the perfect look, scent, and color for this Honeycomb Candle Recipe.

Here is a List of the Items You Will Need:
Gel Waxto emulate the look of delicious honey
Beeswax
White Pastilles– to make the embed of a honeycomb
Honey Fragrance Oil– a gel safe scent to match the realistic gel candle theme
Zinc Core Wicking– to make your candle more than just a decoration (4)  51-32-18z wicks  (2 in each candle)
Spectrum Candle Dye- Yellow– the color of the honeycomb
Spectrum Candle Dye- Orange– this color lightly added to the yellow makes the perfect golden honey hue
Thermometer– to monitor the temperature of the gel wax

Other Items and Supplies Needed: 
Stirring Spoon- to fully incorporate the color and scent to the wax
Stove- for the double boiler method
Scale- to be dead on for your measurements
Knife- to cut the beeswax
Toothpick- to add a touch of orange to the gel wax
9 x 13 cake pan- to make the honeycomb
bubble wrap- to make the honeycomb shape
(2) Pots- for double boiler method
Apothecary Jars- this recipe below will make a total of (2) 16oz jars.  Any shape or size jar will work, you will just need to adjust the measurements accordingly

And finally, here are the steps with pictures included:

Step 1:  Using the double boiler method, set the temperature of your stove top between medium and low heat.  Next, weigh out and melt 230 grams of beeswax.  You will want to stir this occasionally as it melts.

Step 2:   When the beeswax is in a liquid state, place 2 drops of Spectrum Yellow Candle Dye in it and stir. After the color is incorporated, place the pot back into the heat source.

coloring beeswax
Step 3:
  Next, lay your cake pan on a flat surface, this will ensure that your honeycomb has an even thickness.  Measure out 7 inches of length in your pan.  Mark this length by placing your knife across the pan.  If your knife is not long enough, you can use any kitchen utensil that will lay across the pan.  Next, with the bubble side up, place the bubble wrap over your knife and cake pan.

how to get honeycomb look

Step 4: Now, weigh out 23 grams of Honey Fragrance Oil.  Remove your beeswax from the heat source, add the fragrance.  Stir.

Step 5:  Slowly pour the beeswax over the bubble wrap.  Allow this to fully set up. Please Note:  Do not rush the set up of beeswax or it may crack.

making beeswax look like honeycomb

Step 6:  When the beeswax has cooled, gently remove it from the cake pan. Now, taking your time, carefully peel away the bubble wrap.

honeycomb beeswax

Step 7:  Next, weigh out 1000 grams of gel wax.  Place this into the double boiler and allow it to melt, stirring occasionally.  This will resemble to a thick syrup.

Step 8:  Now, lay your beeswax on a flat surface.  Place one of your candle jars on its side.  Using your knife, mark the width of the jar (before it changes shape).  Next, subtract 1/2″ from your marking.  Finally, make a line and cut it with your knife.

honeycomb candle

Step 9:  Gently roll your beeswax into a loose circle.  Place one roll in each of your jars.  Make sure the beeswax roll is at least 1/2 inch away from the walls of the jar.  Then, set aside.

how to make a honeycomb candle

Step 10:  Now, secure your wicks to the bottom of your candle jars.  Make sure they are centered.

Step 11:  Once the gel wax is melted, place 4 drops of Spectrum Yellow Candle Dye into the gel wax.  Next, add 1 toothpick tip of Spectrum Orange Dye.  Stir.  Finally, add 100 grams of Honey Fragrance Oil.  Stir again.

how to make a honey color

Step 12:  Place your thermometer into the gel wax.  Then, begin to slowly stir the gel wax.  Do not stir to quickly or you will have an excess of air bubbles.  Keep stirring and scrapping the sides until the gel wax temperature hits 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 13:  Now, slowly pour the gel wax into the containers until your honeycomb is covered.  Then, straighten your wicks.  Finally, allow the candles to fully set up.

pouring honeycomb candle

Your honeycomb candles are now ready.  Simply trim your wick, light, and enjoy!

With this realistic gel candle, there are two crucial steps that come into play.  The first is the thickness of the beeswax.  You want your beeswax to be nice and thick so it can withstand the temperature of the melted gel wax.  However, making the beeswax too thick may make it more difficult to curl, therefore complicating the honeycomb shape that can be achieved.  Lastly, the temperature of the melted gel wax is everything for this recipe.  Pouring over the 165 degree Fahrenheit point, will melt and warp your honeycomb.

Happy Crafting!