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Oct
19

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance OilNG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Few fragrances are as versatile as NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden.  Wrapped up in a clean combination of florals and fruits, this scent goes quite a long way!  The scent is reminiscent of a popular fabric softener, so it is a wonderful choice for body sprays and sprays made with Odor Eliminator base.  It’s also a wonderful choice for room scents and bath and body products, as the lush blend of fruits and floral notes weaves a delicate spa-like scent.  No matter how you use this fragrance, the delicate, bright accord of NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil is sure to please!

What Does NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil is a fresh, enticing medley of magnolia and African violets, resting on bright notes of sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and red grapes.  This beautiful combination of fragrances notes blends to create a scent reminiscent of a popular fabric softener.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

This dynamic, refreshing scent is perfect for creating a bright room atmosphere!  Room scenting recipes can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50%. This includes air freshener recipes such as liquid potpourri air fresheners and room sprays.  This exceptionally clean scent also performs exceptionally in aroma beads.

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionHomemade wax melts and candles made from vegetable or paraffin wax will display a wonderful aroma in your home.  We recommend using up to 10% of this scent in your total recipe.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  If you want to add a little color to your candles, we recommend 2 drops of orange candle dye and 2 drops yellow candle colorant. This is per four pounds of wax. Another option is to shred a small amount of a orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.  However, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil Cold Process SoapSweep yourself away with a spa-like, relaxing bath product line.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to be nice and strong with up to 5% of this spa fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance experience slight acceleration, so soap at room temperature.  There was no ricing and no separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and had a very strong scent.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, you may use orange soap dye and yellow soap colorant in the amount of your liking!  Do not use candle dye to color your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

This uplifting scent can be used to create a wide variety of vibrant products!  Add an exuberant freshness to your body scent lines by incorporating up to 5% in your perfume and body spray recipes!  Customers also make their own lotions and household cleaning products. You can use up to 5% Magnolia Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil in your recipes.

NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil CP SoapFinally, this is undoubtedly a fun fragrance to use in your many projects.  If you’re looking for a good way to get started with this scent, check out our Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe.  If you’re looking to change gears and try something a little different, also give our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap recipe a shot! Give both of them a try today!  Let us know how they turn out!

Mar
06

Tie Dye Soap


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cup column swirl soapWatching all of the cool Youtube videos on making column swirl soap, we had to give it a try.  We thought that the column concept would make a great tie dye soap.  This soap recipe was our attempt at doing a column swirl soap.  Since we did not have wooden columns at our disposal, we thought we would improvise and try disposable cups.

To make this recipe, the majority of the ingredients and supplies can be found at Natures Garden.  You will however have to have water, lye, and your disposable cups- these items can not be purchased there.

For this soap, the scent that was selected was cannabis flower.  Now, since this scent has a vanillin content of .2%, we also included vanilla white color stabilizer in the recipe.  This decision was made after checking the cold process soap results for discoloration in this fragrance.  We saw that naturally without this additive the bar would discolor to a very light beige.  Considering we did not want our tie dye soap colors affected by this, it was a smart choice.  Also, since the mold that we are using is the 18 bar rectangle grid tray, we also decided to add sodium lactate to our recipe.  Not only will this allow the soap to be removed more easily from the mold, but it will also provide our finished bars with additional moisturizing aspects.

As for the colors in this soap, you can add as many or as few as you want.  Any of Natures Garden FUN Soap colorants will work!

So, lets get started in making tie dye soap.

Here is the recipe:
582 grams of water
215 grams of lye

413 grams of Shea Butter
306 grams of Coconut Oil 76
153 grams of Safflower Oil
107 grams of Rice Bran Oil
245 grams of Olive Oil pomace
184 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
96 grams of Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil
48 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
63 grams of Sodium Lactate

Now, if you would like to use the same colors shown in the steps, below are the weights.

Tie Dye Soap Colors:
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
8 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue
12 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet

If this is your first time making cold process soap, please Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.

Step 1:  Put on your safety gear:  This would include your safety gloves,  apron, safety mask, and safety glasses.

cp soap making safety gear

Step 2:  In your mold, space your 6 disposable cups equally apart from one another.

prepping your mold

Step 3:  In a small bowl, weigh out your lye.  In a separate bowl, weigh out your water.  In a well ventilated area, slowly pour the lye into the water.  Use a spatula to stir slowly.  Avoid breathing in any of the lye water fumes.  Keep stirring the lye water until there are no lye granules are left in the water.    Allow this to cool to 90-100 degrees F.

stirring the lye water

Step 4:  According to the recipe listed above: in a pot weigh out the Shea Butter and coconut oil 76.  Melt these two ingredients down on low heat until each one is in a liquid state.  Stir.  Then, add the safflower oil, rice bran oil, olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and fractionated coconut oil.  Stir again.  Remove from heat.  Then, transfer all of this into a large mixing bowl.

mixing your oils

Step 5:  Next, get your 6 mixing bowls.  Assign each bowl a color.  Then, weigh out the appropriate color amount for each bowl.

colorants in bowls

Step 6:  Using your thermometer, check the temperature of the lye water.  When it has cooled to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, add your Sodium Lactate.  Stir carefully.  Now, once the temperatures of the lye water and the soaping oils and butters are within 5-10 degrees of one another, it is time to move on to the next step.

adding sodium lactate to the recipe
Step 7:   Now, slowly pour the lye water/sodium lactate into your oils and butters bowl.  Use a spatula to get all of this out and into the other bowl.

adding lye water to the soaping oils

Step 8:  Using your stick blender, carefully mix everything together.  You will notice your batter will begin to look creamy and thicken slightly.  Now, stop blending.

blending the soap batter

Step 9:  Next, add the fragrance oil.

scenting the column swirl

Step 10:  Then, add the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Once added, stick blend to incorporate.

adding vanilla white color stabilizer
Step 11:
  Now, place 405 grams of the soap batter into each bowl.  Stir each bowl with a spoon.  This will help slow down trace.

spoon stirred colored soap
Step 12: 
Starting with any one of your colors, begin to pour about half of the batter over 3 cups.  Repeat with a second and third color.  Then, using a new color, pour about half of the batter over the 3 cups that do not have soap over them yet.  Repeat this with your two remaining colors.  Then, with the remaining batter, keep covering different cups.  While you are doing this step, if any cups move, use your spatula to put them back into place.  When all of the pourable batter is out of your bowls, use your spatula to scrape the soap from the cups.  Then remove them.

column swirl pour
Step 13:  Now, using your spatula, scrape the colored bowls.  Then, splatter this soap over the mold.

splattering the soap
Step 14:  When all the soap is in the mold, insulate it and allow it to harden for 24 hours.

insulating your soap
Step 15:  After 24 hours, remove your soap from the mold.  Carefully, using a knife or a mitre cutter, slice the soap bars.  Once all of the soap is sliced, allow it to fully cure.

cutting your soap

After the cure time has elapsed, enjoy your Tie Dye Soap!

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