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May
01

20 Crafts for Fathers Day


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Crafts for Fathers Day20 Crafts for Fathers Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  However, if you are a business owner, you still have plenty of time to test and add new products to your line for the occasion.  Although, maybe you are looking for a handmade gift for your own father.  Either way, below you will find the perfect gift idea in this list of 20 crafts for Fathers Day.

Crafts for Fathers Day: Green Camo Candle

First, we have the green camo candle recipe.  This candle recipe uses granulated wax.  So, it is the perfect candle recipe for the kids to help with.  In addition, it is Natures Garden’s Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil.  This scent is one that your dad is sure to love!  Not only can you smell the fresh air in the fragrance oil, but you can also smell the dirt!

Pine Cone Fire Starters Crafts for Fathers Day: Pine Cone Fire Starters

Next, we have the pine cone fire starters recipe.  This firestarter recipe uses Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil.  This scented firestarter is perfect.  Not only does it help with fire starting, but it also smells amazing!

Beer CandleCrafts for Fathers Day: Beer Candle

Now, we have the beer candle recipe.  This gel wax candle both smells and looks just like the real thing!  With the clear gel wax, you are able to create a transparent candle.  Then, we used Natures Garden’s Beer Fragrance Oil.  Finally, it is topped with soy wax to give the candle some authentic looking foam.

Green Beer CandleCrafts for Fathers Day: Green Beer Candle

The next recipe is the green beer candle.  This gel candle recipe is very similar to the beer candle.  It uses both gel wax and soy candle wax.  However, this recipe uses green liquid candle dye.  It is also scented with Green Irish Fragrance Oil.

Homemade Fire StartersCrafts for Fathers Day: Homemade Fire Starters

Now, we have another homemade fire starter recipe.  This particular recipe uses the Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil.  This is the perfect masculine scent for dads. In addition, we incorporated actual sawdust and white willow bark.  Finally, we added sage leaf and star anise.

Total Hot Man CP SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Total Hot Man CP Soap

Next, we have the total hot man cp soap recipe.  If you haven’t soaped with Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil, you are missing out.  This manly scent performs perfectly.  It also uses both shea butter and coconut oil to make the bar of soap phenomenal.  In addition, it is colored with activated charcoal to give the soap a black color and extra cleaning power.  Finally, the fragrance oil packs a powerful punch that smells amazing.

Foaming Body Scrub for MenCrafts for Fathers Day: Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Next is the foaming body scrub for men recipe.  This scrub recipe uses sodium cocoyl isethionate to give the scrub a gentle foaming quality.  This layered scrub recipe is a sugar scrub so it will also give rough dry skin a clean polish.  It is also scented with Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil.  So, not only does this scrub have wonderful exfoliation properties, but it also smells fabulous.

 

Beer Cold Process SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Beer Cold Process Soap

Now we have the beer cold process soap recipe.  This cp soap uses actual beer.  What dad wouldn’t love this soap?  In addition, it uses both shea butter and olive oil.  Finally, it uses Stud Fragrance Oil.  Stud fragrance oil is a Natures Garden original scent that is both strong and masculine.

Cold Process Shaving SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Cold Process Shaving Soap

What could be better than a cold process shaving soap for the men in your life?  This cp soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Black Ops Fragrance Oil.  So, rest assured that your soap will smell amazing with this masculine scent!  In addition, it has added bentonite clay to give this shaving soap recipe glide and to cleanse the skin.  In fact, the bentonite clay is great for oily skin.

Hunters Cold Process SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Hunters Cold Process Soap

Next, we have a cold process soap recipe for the hunters in your life.  This hunters cold process soap recipe is an unscented soap recipe.  This makes it the perfect soap for hunters.

Manly Man SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Manly Man Soap

This manly man soap recipe is a hot process soap.  This crock pot soap recipe is created in your soaping crockpot.  Also, it uses both shea butter and grapeseed oil.  In addition, it is scented with Natures Garden’s Game On Fragrance Oil.

Beard SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Beard Soap

Next, we have another hp soap recipe.  This hot process recipe is a beard soap.  This beard soap was formulated specifically for men with beards.  It contains ingredients like shea butter, castor oil, lanolin, and olive oil.  In addition, it uses balsam essential oil to give the soap a nice woodsy scent.

Beard OilCrafts for Fathers Day: Beard Oil

In addition to a beard soap, you can create a handcrafted beard oil.  This was also formulated for beards.  It uses lanolin sesame and rice bran oil.  We also formulated the recipe with cut and sifted eucalyptus due to its ability to reduce redness and irritation.  Finally, we scented the oil with Extremely Sexy Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.

Beard BalmCrafts for Fathers Day: Beard Balm

Finally, in our beard recipes, we have the beard balm recipe.  Once again this beard recipe for Fathers Day was formulated just for beards.  Containing jojoba oil, this balm has a wonderful moisturizing quality.  However, since jojoba oil also absorbs easily, it will not leave behind an oily look or feel.  It is also scented with the Cedar Wood Essential Oil to give the beard balm a natural masculine scent.

Game On HP Soap Crafts for Fathers Day: Game On HP Soap

Another hp soap recipe is the Game On HP soap.  This hot process soap recipe is scented with Natures Garden’s  Game On Fragrance Oil.  This masculine scent is a woodsy scent that has a blend rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs.

mechanics soapCrafts for Fathers Day: Mechanics Soap

Now we have a melt and pour soap recipe.  The mechanics soap recipe uses Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil to give the soap a fresh citrus aroma.  In addition, this soap recipe will show you how to swirl melt and pour soap.  In fact, it uses a combination of a couple of different clay powders and fruit powders to create the swirls.  This soap recipe is perfect for mechanics.

Stinky Feet Foot Powder RecipeCrafts for Fathers Day: Stinky Feet Foot Powder

Next, we have a different powder recipe.  Do you have a man in your life with stinky feet?  Sprinkle a little bit of this stinky feet foot powder in his shoes.  This foot powder recipe uses baking soda which is great for getting rid of odors.  In addition, it is scented with tea tree oil and lime essential oil to give the powder a fabulous scent.

Tea Tree SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Tea Tree Soap

Also, if you love tea tree oil as much as I do, you can make this tea tree soap for your dad.  This melt and pour soap recipe is easy to create and you will have it completed in no time.  Of course, it is scented with tea tree oil.  In addition, it is created with Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil MP Soap Base.  So, it can be melted right in your microwave.

Bacon Candle RecipeCrafts for Fathers Day: Bacon Candle

We also have another fun granulated candle recipe that you can make for your dad.  The bacon candle recipe is not only scented with Bacon Fragrance Oil, but it is also layered to look just like bacon.  So, if you know a bacon lover, this candle recipe is a must.

Red Solo Cup SoapCrafts for Fathers Day: Red Solo Cup Soap

Finally on our list of crafts for Fathers Day, the red solo cup soap.  This soap recipe is created right in a red Solo Cup.  In addition, a loofah puff is used to give the soap a rope so it can be hung up in the shower.  Finally, it is scented with, you guessed it, Beer Fragrance Oil.

 

We hope that you have found your next project.  We would love to see your creations.  Feel free to post your pictures on our Facebook page.  You can also find us on Instagram as well as Twitter @ngscents.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.  We would love to hear from you!

Jun
28

Common Hot Process Soap Questions


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Common Hot Process Soap QuestionsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions

Although hot process soap recipes have some things in common with the cold process soap recipes, there are a few new steps that can be confusing. So, we at Natures Garden felt it would be useful to answer some common hot process soap questions that our customers have asked us. This way we can equip you with all the soap making supplies and information that you need to make all kinds of wonderful homemade soaps!

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What are the Hot Process Stages?

First, melt your oils and butters in a crock pot. Then, create your lye solution and add it to your crock pot. Use a stick blend to mix to trace and cover the crock pot. After about 15 minutes, stir the batter and replace the lip. Continue to stir every 15 minutes until the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then, place the soap in a mold and allow it to set up for 24 hours. After, remove from mold, cut, and allow it to cure for about 1-2 weeks. Although the bar may technically be safe to use, allowing it to cure will provide a harder, better quality bar of soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?

No, you should never return your soaping equipment to the kitchen. So, make sure that you use a pan or crock pot that you aren’t overly fond of for your hot process soap recipes. Hopefully, you can find a pan or crock pot that is cheap or old to use for soap. Once anything in your kitchen is used for soapmaking, it should be moved into your soap making supplies permanently.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Do I Have to Use a Crock Pot for Hot Process Soap?

No, you don’t have to use a crock pot to be successful in making hot process soap. Many people like to use an old crock pot, but if you aren’t able to dedicate one to soap making it is okay to use something different. In fact, you can use a stove top and it works just as well. Honestly, your hot process soap will work just fine as long as your soap has a constant heat source.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What Are The Hot Process Soap Benefits?

Since hot process soap has some similar steps to cold process soap, hp soap has many of the same benefits. Of course, for both methods, you can control all of the ingredients to avoid ingredient that may trigger allergies or irritate skin conditions. But, the biggest thing that sets the hp soap making method apart from the cold process soap is the cure time. Since hot process soap uses a heat source, like a crock pot or pan, that keeps the soap batter at higher temperatures. These higher temperatures will speed up the saponification process. So, your hot process soaps won’t need to cure as long as they would if they were made using the cp soap method.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Hot Process Soap Recipes?

Natures Garden offers a few different recipes for hot process soap that you can choose between. We have regular hp soap recipes, laundry soap recipes, and even a beard soap recipe. So, there are a lot of fun ideas for making hot process soaps! You can find all of our recipes under Hot Process Soap Recipes on the Free Recipes and Classes page.

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?

You will want to add your soap colorant after the batch is done cooking. So, mix in the coloring once the soap is a mashed potato consistency. Also, you can still do multiple colors with this method. Just split your cooked soap into different bowls and mix in color to each. Once the soap is colored, you can add more ingredients or scoop the soap to the mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Add Fragrance to Hot Process Soap?

Again, you will want to add your fragrance oil after the soap has fully cooked and before you stick the soap in the mold. So, you can add your scent right after you add your colorant.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do I Need to Cook Hot Process Soap?

The cooking time can vary depending on both the individual hot process soap recipe and the soaping ingredients used. Also, the crock pot or pan that you are using can affect the time, too. Some cases take about an hour and other instances may take a few hours. However, you can tell that your soap is done based on consistency. As your soap heats it will begin to get thicker, which you will notice as you are periodically checking the batter. At one point the soap batter will go through a gel phase, which gives a gel-like appearance. Right after this, the soap will get a mashed potato consistency. At this point, you are ready to scoop the soap into your soap mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?

There are a few reasons why a soap would discolor. Most often, this kind of change is due to the vanillin content in a fragrance oil. This ingredient is what gives scented oils its vanilla notes. So, this type of discoloration can be minimized by using vanilla white color stabilizer. basically, all of the brown discoloration caused by vanillin and oxidation. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will slow the oxidation of vanillin. However, there are many other ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration that we can’t reduce or control. This means that it is possible that this additive won’t solve discoloration if the vanillin content isn’t very high. You can find out whether a fragrance discolors and if its maintainable by looking in the description for that scented oil. Another reason that your soaps could change color is herbs, which can oxide over time. This will fade the initial color of the herb and likely become a dull color or change color.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Separating In My Mold?

If your hp soap is separating in the soap mold, then it is a sign that the soap needed to cook longer. No need to rebatch. All you have to do is scoop the soap back into the crock pot or the pan and cook for a bit longer. It could also be caused by a recipe that wasn’t formulated properly or was not weighed out properly.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

While hot process soap shortens the cure time, you still have a bit of waiting left to do. You will want to let your soap bars set for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your batch this could vary.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Cracking?

Overheating can cause your hot process soap to crack in some places or develop strange patterns. Occasionally, it will just be a simple crack in the soap and other times you can end up with soap with peaks and craters. Sometimes soap can even get an appearance referred to as alien brains, which is kind of looks like a brain pattern.  Also, certain ingredients can lead to an increase in heating, like additives with natural sugars. So, you are more likely to overheat with milk, wine, honey, or fruit and veggie purees. Not only can these ingredients heat you soap, but they have the potential to cause a volcano effect in your soap. So, be sure to use caution for those ingredients with sugars.  

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we do! We have quite a few free soap recipes for hot process soap, which includes the Beard Soap Recipe, the Game On HP Soap Recipe, and the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. If you would like to see more of these types of soap-making recipes, then you can check out our Free Recipes and Classes page under the Hot Process Soap Recipes section.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Hard and Crumbly?

If you have soap that is too hard and crumbly, then stick around to learn about why your hot process soap would be this way and how you can fix it. Also, anyone that wants to learn how to make their hot process soap more fluid may want to start here. First, your soap batter could be over cooked, which makes the soap dry and hard. Alternatively, the recipe could contain too many hard oils, which could be saved by re-batching with more soft oils. Or, it could be that you didn’t add enough water. Also, it could be that an ingredient was forgotten or the recipe wasn’t formulated correctly. Another possibility is that there is too much of a soap additive, like sodium lactate, that increased the hardness too much. Often, you can simply fix the mistake and rebatch your soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Do I Rebatch Hot Process Soap?

Have you ever wondered can you melt a bar of soap and remold? It can be tempting to just scrap a failed batch of soap and start over. If you feel the same, then you will definitely want to hear about rebatching soap. Whether you forgot an ingredient, a hot process soap rebatch is a great idea for you to try. Plus, rebatching your old soap is a fairly simple process. First, grate your old soap and put these pieces in a crock pot. Then, you will need to melt this down with water and whatever you wanted to include in these soaps. If you want a more detailed set of instructions, then you can look at a previous blog on How to Rebatch soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Soft and Crumbly?

Also, there are a few reasons why your soap could turn out soft and crumbly. One reason could be that you have too many soft oils and need more hard oils added to the recipe. Also, it could be an issue of not having enough lye for the amount of liquid added. So, it is possible that you may need to formulate the recipe again, which can be made easier with the help of SoapCalc. If your recipe is fine, then you may just need to cook your soap a bit longer. Another option is that you could’ve accidentally added a soap ingredient twice. While you may have a missing ingredient or need to add some different ingredients, it is okay because you should be able to rebatch and save the soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap So Soft? I Did Everything Right and It Is Still Soft.

When you first unmold and cut your hp soap, it may be softer than you like. It is common to be a little soft initially for hot process soaps. However, the soap will harden as it cures. Although the soap is safe to use, the bars after about a week, they may still be too soft. For hard soaps, we suggest allowing your soap to cure for 3-4 weeks.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask UsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask Us!

We hope that you were able to learn something interesting about hot process soap making! If you have any other questions or concerns about the hp soap-making method, then reach out and ask us. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and on social media. You can reach out to us on the NG Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soaping and we wish you the very best!

May
12

Game On Fragrance Oil


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Game On Fragrance OilGame On Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It has been said that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game and the Game On Fragrance Oil knows how to bring it. So, rev your engines and stretch those hamstrings because the game is on! This rich, male scent is perfect for any man going for the gold. Whether the goal is a fantastic year or climbing to the tip top of that corporate ladder, this man has his goal in his sights. While this drive will get him exactly where he wants to be in life, he can’t will himself to smell like the driven man on the inside. That’s why there’s the Game On Fragrance Oil, it works for you so you can keep your head in the game.

What Does Game On Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

On your Mark, Get set, Go! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a woodsy scent blending rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs for the contemporary man on the go.

Top:  Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Bergamot
Mid:  Coriander, Sage, Rosemary, Pepper
Base:  Sandalwood, Oak, Oak Moss, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Game On Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance can be used to create a large variety of beautiful and creative projects. Candle makers can successfully use this fragrance at a maximum of 10% in any of their products containing vegetable or paraffin wax. The Game On Fragrance Oil will perform perfectly in a joy wax and wow wax. Also, it is nice and strong in soy wax. However, we do not believe there is gel wax compatibility for this fragrance. If you are unsure how to color candles that incorporate this fragrance, then we recommend using four drops of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of  shredded blue color block.

Cold process soap crafters will be delighted to know that this fragrance not only has amazing scent retention, but will soap beautifully! Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance is a great choice as a soaping component. Although there is slight lavender/tan discoloration, this fragrance will perform perfectly in soap. A bar containing this fragrance shouldn’t have any acceleration, ricing, nor separation due to this masculine scent. Further, this fragrance performs well for both bath and body products as long as they use a recommended 5% or less of this fragrance oil.  We suggest using a desired amount of blue soap dye to obtain the perfect shade of blue in soap or bath and body products.

Since this fragrance can be utilized in a variety of scenting projects, the game is on for room and body scent crafters as well! This fragrance in aroma beads is known to be nice and strong making it a fantastic choice for a room scent.  Any incense and potpourri can contain up to 50% for this manly fragrance. Not only is this fragrance perfect for room scents, but perfumes and lotions that utilize this scent up to 5% are perfect as well. Additionally, cleaners can be created with this fragrance at a maximum of 5% included.

Are you trying to decide how to incorporate this manly fragrance oil into your next craft project?  Why not try one of our free hot process soap recipes using Game On Fragrance Oil!  We just happen to use this scent in both our Manly Soap Recipe and our Game On HP Soap Recipe!
Game On Fragrance OilGame On Fragrance Oil HP Soap Recipe