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Joy Wax Candle Making Kit

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Joy Wax Candle Making Kit

Joy Wax Candle Making KitThe Joy Wax Candle Making Kit is a simple candle craft that is perfect for beginning candle makers. Not only does this kit provide you with the ingredients need to create twelve candles, but you will be provided a page of detailed instructions for those that need guidance. While you will not be provided with a pouring pot or a thermometer, these are extremely useful tools that every candle maker can benefit from using. Further, you will be given enough supplies to create three batches of differently scented and colored candles. Your fragrance options currently are Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil, Spring Rain Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil, and Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. However, you will need to decide on your favorite three candles scents, as you will have one scent left over. Overall, this is a simple, fun craft for the experienced candle makers and a great choice for those that want to create their first batch of candles.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit

Joy Wax Candle KitJoy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit

3 pounds of Joy Wax
2 Color Blocks (Red and Blue)
4 Fragrance Oils in 1 Ounce Bottles
Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil
Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
25 – Hemp Wicks (7 inch)
12 – 6.5 ounce hexagon candle containers
Warning Labels

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Additional Supplies Needed

A Pouring Pot

Cake Pan 13×9 or Large Pot (Used to Create the Double Boiler)

Stainless or Wooden Spoon

Stainless or Glass Measuring Cup

Stove Top or Hot Plate


Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks


Pencil or Fine Tooth Comb – Used to hold your candle wicks in place

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Sanitize and Clean

Before starting any project, you should make sure that everything is tidy and ready to use. First, gather all the equipment you will need to complete the candles. Not only do you want them readily available, but these supplies should be sanitized as well. Also, you will want to tidy and sanitize your work area and stove top. This preparation will allow you to be sure that this process goes quickly and without error.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the Containers

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the ContainersBefore you begin melting your wax you will want to prepare the containers for pouring. The wicks need to be put into the containers before you pour the wax. You will need a hot glue gun and hot glue to secure the wicks in the containers. So, add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and use your fingers to quickly secure the wick to the bottom of the container. Make sure that you place the metal bottom of the wick as close to the center as possible.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double Boiler

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double BoilerAlso, you will want to create a double boiler for this project. This will help to prevent the wax from overheating when you melt your provided Joy Wax. You will need the pouring pot to hold your melting wax and a larger pot that the pouring pot fits in. We recommend using a cake pan, but you can improvise with an appropriately sized pot or pan. You will add some water to the cake pan, place the pouring pot inside, and heat the water to boiling.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the Wax

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the WaxFirst, you are going to want to melt and add color to your first batch of candles. So, retrieve your scale and weigh a pound of your joy wax. Place this into pouring pot and begin to melt this wax. Also, you are going to want to add your colorant. Choose either the red or blue color block. We chose to use the blue color block for our first batch. You will want to add no more than one eighth of the block, but you can add less to achieve a lighter shade for your candle. We created dark blue candles for our first batch. Then, light red for our second and mixed a small amount of each for our final batch. After you add your colorant, mix thoroughly and place your thermometer into the wax to check the temperature. Once the thermometer reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit you are ready for the next step.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the Wax

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the WaxNext, you are going to add the fragrance oil and pour the wax as the melted wax cools. First, wait for the wax to cool to about 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature you will add one of your three chosen fragrance oils. Add one ounce of fragrance oil and mix thoroughly. Then, wait for the scented wax to cool to about 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature it is safe to pour the wax into your prepared containers, this batch should fill about four candle containers. It is important to pay attention to how full you fill your jars.  You want to stop pouring just before the jars begin changing shape.  If you fill your jars to full they will not burn all the way across and you will also run out of wax for the remaining jars.  Finally, be sure to straighten the wicks before the candles cool. You can set an object, like a pencil or a fine tooth comb, across the tops to help keep the wicks in place.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cleaning Your Pouring Pot

Often times beginner candle makers ask us how to clean their pouring pots. Cleaning them out with soap and water isn’t going to get your wax out. In addition, you don’t want candle wax clogging your sink drain. The key is to clean the pouring pot while it is still warm. Your wax will remaining fluid for a short time after you have poured your candles. While your pouring pot is still warm, wipe it out with a paper towel. Once you are sure you have all of the wax out of the pouring pot, you can then wash the pouring pot with dish soap and warm water. By washing the pouring pot you will remove and lingering fragrance and ensure your pouring pot is ready for your next batch.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These Steps

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These StepsNow, you are going to repeat these steps two more times. Since you will have eight more jars and two more pounds of wax left, you will be able to create two more batches of candles. Of course, you will need to choose a different fragrance oil and need to decide on the next color. However, all the other steps should be done the exact same way to prevent issues.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your Candles

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your CandlesFinally, you have finished creating all twelve of your homemade candles! Now, there are just a few things to be aware of before you are ready to start burning them. First, absolutely do not attempt to cool your candles faster by placing them in the refrigerator. If a candle cools too quickly, then it is likely to pull away from the jar. If the candle does not completely adhere to the jar your candle will look like it has wet spots. Second, you may get better results if you want at least three days to let your candles rest before burning. During this time keep the candles covered. Once the candles have cured, trim the wicks to about 1/4 inch before burning them. Finally, make sure you use the warning labels if you are going to share or sell these candles. We hope that you had fun creating this project and that you enjoy your new scented candles.


Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe

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Reindeer Poo Candle RecipeReindeer Poo Candle Recipe

It’s that time of year, the holidays are upon us.  Here at Natures Garden we decided to come up with a fun candle recipe using one of our customers’ favorite scents, Reindeer Poo.  This recipe uses our sustainable palm wax, whipped Joy Wax, and of course our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  We feel even Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Santa’s reindeer will get a chuckle out of this fun scented Reindeer Poo candle recipe.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Ingredient Available at Natures Garden

Palm Container Wax
Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Blue 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
Deer and Santa Embed Mold
CD Candle Wicks

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Pots- These will be used for your double boiler.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Reindeer EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Embeds

First, we will prepare the reindeer embeds.  These will later be placed on the top of the candle.  You will need palm wax, brown liquid candle dye, Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, the Santa and Deer Embed Mold, your scale, and a toothpick.  Weigh out 1 oz of Natures Garden’s sustainable palm container wax.  Melt the palm wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Next, add 0.1 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Also, use a toothpick to add the brown candle colorant.  Simply dip the toothpick in the brown dye and then into your candle wax.  Finally, mix well to incorporate the brown colorant.  Normally you would want to pour this wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  However, since we are pouring into a plastic mold, pouring at that temperature would likely cause the mold to melt.  So, pour the wax at 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Poo EmbedsNow, we will be preparing the poo that will also go on the top of the candle.  For these, we found our Joy Wax works best.  We did not add fragrance oil to them.  You will want to make five or six brown balls of poo.  Weigh out 1/2 ounce of Joy Candle Wax.  Melt the wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit using a double boiler.  Then, use another toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown candle dye.  Once again, mix to blend the color.  Allow the wax to harden a bit.  While wearing gloves, roll small amounts of the wax in the palms of your hands, creating five or six small balls.   You will set these aside for later along with the reindeer embeds.


Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm Wax Portion of the Candle

Next, we will be creating the blue part of the candle.  Prior to creating this portion, or while you are waiting for your wax to melt, use your hot glue gun to adhere to wick to the bottom of the apothecary jar.  Make sure the candle wicks are straight and centered.  Using a double boiler, melt 16 ounces of the palm container wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once melted, in the same manner you did before, use a toothpick to add a small amount of blue liquid candle dye.  Then, at about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, add 1.5 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Mix well.  You will want to work quickly so you can pour the palm wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  By pouring the wax at a high temperature the crystals will be able to form nicely in the wax.  Once the palm wax has set up move to the next step.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy Wax Portion of the Candle

Now, we will be preparing the snow that rests on the top of the palm wax candle.  For this part, we will be using Joy Wax.  Once again, you will need you scale.  Weigh out 3 ounces of Joy Candle Wax.  We will not be adding color to this part of the candle.  So, once your wax reaches 170 degrees go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Add 0.3 ounces of Reindeer Poo scent and mix to blend the fragrance.  Allow the wax to set up a bit.  We will be whipping the wax therefore, you want it to have a slush-like consistency.  Once it reaches this state, use a spoon to whip the wax.  Then, place it on top of the blue palm wax.  You want it to look like a blanket of snow.  Move quickly to the next step while the wax is still soft.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the Finishing Touches

Add two of the reindeer embed you created earlier.  These should be placed on top of the white wax so they are slightly sinking in.  You do not want to push them in completely, but you do want to use the Joy Wax to hold them in place.  Then, do the same with the brown wax balls you created earlier.  Once you have added these finishing touches, your candle is ready to use!

Have you made this recipe yourself?  Or maybe another fun candle recipe using Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil?  Show us what you have made by post a picture on our Facebook page.  Another option would be to tag us on Instagram @ngscents.





Gin Martini Fragrance Oil

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Gin Martini Fragrance OilGin Martini Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Gin Martini Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden scent that is clean and bubbly. This beverage scent is not only a great male scent, but great for those who like to drink this scent as well. A homemade gift scented with an alcoholic scent could be the perfect gift for a twenty-first birthday, the ultimate scent for the next raging party, or a perfect addition to men’s soap. As you may or may not know, Martinis are one of the most popular drinks ordered in bars and restaurants today. This popular alcoholic beverage can be ordered in a variety of ways that can result in a fairly personalized beverage.

What Does Gin Martini Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Shaken or stirred, Natures Garden Gin Martini Fragrance Oil smells absolutely delicious!  This unique fragrance begins with aldehydic bubbly top notes of club soda with warm citrus enhancements; followed by middle notes of fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger; all embraced by a bottom note of crisp cedar.

How Do Our Customers Use Gin Martini Fragrance Oil?

This bubbly fragrance oil can be used to make a variety of bath and body products. Any of our homemade soap makers can include the Gin Martini fragrance oil in their cold process recipes or melt-and-pour recipes at a maximum of 5%. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results revealed that this fragrance oil results in a perfect pour! Further, the soap batch should have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Also, the bar has been found to display no discoloration and has a vanillin content of 0%. Moreover, bath and body makers can use up to 5% of this fragrance in lotions, bath oils and bath gels and they will perform well. We suggest using green soap dye in your desired amount to color your bath and body creations. However, you shouldn’t substitute soap dye for candle dye in any bath and body products.

This scent can be incorporated into various room scent creations. Homemade candle makers can include this fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax at a maximum of 10% of the total. The fragrance will perform perfectly in Joy Wax and soy waxes. Also, soy wax that uses this scent is nice and strong. We suggest the use of one drop of green candle dye per four pounds of wax or to use a desired amount of shredded green color block into the melted wax. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. Additionally, room scenters can use this fragrance too. Aroma beads are nice and strong with this fragrance. Potpourri and incense can be created using up to 50% of this fragrance in the overall products. However, this fragrance oil is not gel wax compatible.

Body scents and homemade cleaners can be created using this beverage fragrance oil. Perfumes will perform perfectly with our Gin Martini Fragrance Oil. Lotions and perfumes can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil in their recipe. Also, effective homemade cleaners can be formulated using a 5% maximum of this fragrance oil.


Independent Fragrance Oil

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Independent Fragrance OilIndependent Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Independent Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a unique and free spirited fragrance.  This fragrance is based on similar personality traits found in many Independents.  Nature’s Garden’s perfumist developed a complex fragrance oil blend that stands for free-thinking, self-reliant individuals who desire to preserve the quality of our environment.  Independent voters are voters who do not align themselves with a political party.  Independents vote for candidates based on the stances on individual issues rather than political ideology or partisanship.  This approach to voting leads to Independent voters choosing candidates from any party, so long as candidates’ stances align with the voters’ beliefs.

What Does Independent Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Independent Fragrance Oil embodies the personality of the independent voter.  This blend of notes is sure to be a strong choice.  This is a Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance! Independent starts with refreshing crisp citrus notes of fresh orange slices, lime, and lemon zests.  Middle notes of tulip and daffodil add depth.  These notes rest on a smooth musky background.

How Do Our Customers Use Independent Fragrance Oil?

Our customers like to get clean with Independent fragrance oil!  Up to 5% fragrance oil can be incorporated into homemade bath gels.  Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cold process and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil is very strong and smells wonderful!  There was very slight, but manageable, acceleration.  The soap experienced no ricing and no separation.  There was no discoloration.  Add some flair to your soaps with blue liquid soap dye in the amount you desire.  Never use candle dye in your bath and body products, as it is not body safe.

Our customers have had great success incorporating Independent Fragrance Oil into many other products.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this inspiring fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Those looking for a unique product can try a homemade lotion, such as Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion.  Homemade rafters can incorporate up to 5% fragrance oil in lotions.   Homemade cleaning supplies also perform very well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Independent fragrance oil can be used in a wide variety of products. Free spirited room scenting products can add a freeing mood to your environment.  Room scenters can use up to 50% of this fragrance oil in projects like incense and potpourri recipes.  This strong fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters rejoice: you can use Independent Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes.  If you wish to color your candles, we would suggest 3 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  A small amount of blue color blocks could also be shredded into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.