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Jan
31

Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts RecipeOrange Juice Cake Wax Tarts Recipe

One of our newest recipes are these Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts. We are excited to showcase the fragrance of the month for February by putting together some brand new recipes, including this one. We will be blogging about each one of them and hope that you enjoy following along to make them! These wax tarts were such a fun project to create. They smell great in a potpourri burner and the look of these is so cute! There are multiple layers to these wax melts, as the picture clearly depicts. The weight amounts for each of the parts have been broken down into separate sections below. We hope that by doing this, it will make it easier for all of you to follow along with when making these.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Pillar of Bliss Wax
Joy Wax
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil 
Brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz.
Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz
Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz.
Silicone Soap Mold- 24 Brownie Bites
POURING POT
THERMOMETER

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Hand Mixer
Rubber Spatula
Stove top
Scale
Toothpicks
Pots (for double boiler)
Orange Slices Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Total Recipe Amounts for Orange Slices:
45 grams Pillar of Bliss
1 drop Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
4 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Brown Layer:
103 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 drop Brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
1 Toothpick Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
10 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Yellow Layer:
200 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 Toothpick Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
20 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Orange Layer:
100 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 Toothpick Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
10 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Whipped Topping:
200 grams Joy Wax
20 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Clean and sanitize your materials and the area you will be working in before beginning to prepare this recipe. Wearing gloves is especially suggested due to the multiple candle dyes you will be working with when making this recipe.

Prepare the Orange SlicesPrepare the Orange Slices

We will start by preparing the orange slices that will be placed on the top of the finished wax tarts. This will give them time to set up while we prepare the rest of the recipe. With the measurement guide laid out above, we will first weigh out the pillar of bliss wax. You can pour it directly into a pouring pot. We will be using the double boiler method multiple times within this recipe. Melt it down on the stove top. Once it is melted, you can remove the pouring pot from the stove. Then, add in 1 drop of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye followed by 4 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. 

Pour Into the MoldsPour Into the Molds

After the orange colorant and fragrance oil are added, mix them in thoroughly and evenly by stirring with a spoon. Then, go ahead and pour the mixture carefully into the cavities of your orange slices mold. It might make a bit of a mess, but that is easier to clean up after the wax has hardened. The mold makes ten orange slices, which we cut in half in a later step. Since the recipe makes 24 wax melts, you will need to refill some of the cavities to have enough for the full project. Once you have the cavities filled, put the mold off to the side. We will return to these in a later step once they have completely set up. 

Weigh Out the Pillar of Bliss WaxWeigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Wax

There are going to be three main layers to these wax melts. We will be calling the first one the crust, since these look like a tasty layered dessert. To make this layer, we need to weigh out more of the pillar of bliss wax. Measure out approximately 100-103 grams. Using the double boiler method again, melt it down to a liquid state. 

Add Colorant to the WaxAdd Colorant to the Wax

Once there are no more clumps of wax we can remove it from the double boiler. The crust layer is of course going to need to be brown, so we need to incorporate some colorant. However, we want to refrain from making it too dark. Start by adding in only 1 drop of the brown spectrum liquid candle dye. Then, take the yellow spectrum liquid candle dye and dip the tip of a toothpick in it. Stir this into the liquid wax. The yellow should prevent us ending up with too dark of a crust. Now you can add in 10 grams of the Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Grab a mixing spoon and stir everything together.

Pour Crust Layer in MoldsPour Crust Layer into Molds

Set the 24 cavity Brownie Bites Mold out for this step. Take the colored mixture and pour in into all 24 of the cavities. The important thing to remember in this step is to only filled each cavity 1/4 of the way. Since we still have a few more layers to put on top of this one, we need to make sure that they will all fit in the molds. Allow this first layer to set up and harden before moving onto the next layer.

Preparing the Middle LayerPreparing the Middle Layer

When the crust is set up or is nearly there, we can start preparing the second or middle layer of these wax tarts. Weigh out 200 grams of pillar of bliss wax. For a third time, use a double boiler to melt it down. Remove it from the stove top and we will add our colorant. This middle layer needs to be light in color, like a cream shade. So, we will take another toothpick and dip it into another the yellow candle dye. Each of the layers in our recipe can be adjusted to make it your own. If you would like different colors, feel free to make them! Swirl the toothpick into the melted wax and add in 20 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Then, pour this layer into the 24 cavity mold on top of the crust, filling it 1/2 of the space of the cavities. Once again, wait for this layer to set up before you start on the next one.

Forming the Top LayerForming the Top Layer

Now, we can begin to prepare our third layer, the top one. Just as we have been, weigh out 100 grams of the pillar of bliss wax and melt it. Once it is melted, we are going to add color to it. We want this layer to have an orange tint to it. Depending on the shade you desire for your tarts, you can add more dye than we chose to. Taking yet another toothpick, dip it into the orange spectrum liquid candle dye and incorporate it into the wax. Then, add in your 10 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil to scent it. Top off the brownie bite molds with this layer, filling up the last 1/4 that is still left. Allow this layer to dry before moving on. 

Melting the Joy WaxMelting the Joy Wax

At this point, each one of the layers should be set up all of the way. The next layer we have to make is the whipped fluffy topping that really ties these wax melts together. Once again, you will need your scale to weigh out some wax. However, this time we will be using Joy Wax! Measure out 200 grams and put it in a pouring pot to melt it with a double boiler. After it melts, add in 20 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Stir with a mixing spoon to incorporate the scent into the melted wax.

Whipping the Joy WaxWhipping the Joy Wax

Allow the Joy Wax to sit for a few minutes. Then, take out either an electric hand mixer or you could also use a regular spoon for this step. Both of them will work just fine. Take the tool you choose and begin whipping the wax on and off until the mixture starts thickening up. It should eventually reach a consistency similar to Vaseline, and it should look clear. Once it reaches that point, you can get ready to top off your wax tarts!

Apply the Whipped Wax

Take a regular sized spoon to scoop small amounts of the whipped topping onto the wax melts. Make sure you are placing the topping on the center of your tarts so that everything looks symmetrical. As it sets up, the color of the whipped wax is going to turn more white and stiffen up a little. Then it is really going to look like the fluffy white topping we are looking for!

Remove the Orange SlicesRemove the Orange Slices

While the Joy Wax is setting up, we can return to the orange slice mold from the very first step in the recipe. They definitely will be completely set up and ready to go by now. It does not take very long at all for these to harden. So, go ahead and pop each of the orange slices out of the mold cavities. 

Place the Oranges on TopPlace the Oranges on Top

In order for the oranges slices to look more proportionate to the smaller wax melts, we decided to cut them in half. Otherwise, they would have looked too big for the size of the mold. The Joy Wax will have turned white by now, bringing the look together. Simply place these oranges on the tops of each mold and you are finished with this project!

Your Orange Juice Cake Wax Melts Recipe is now finished! When you want to use them, all you have to do is simply place one in a potpourri burner or wax burner. These are super easy to share with friends as well as a little gift since it makes a total of 24 tarts. We hope you enjoyed creating this new recipe with us! 

Recipes for Inspiration

We at Natures Garden are often inspired by food and baked goods when creating different homemade projects. We found our inspiration for these Orange Juice Cake Wax Melts from the blog Sugar, Spice, and Glitter. This is a page run by the blogger Jennifer, who posts delicious recipes for all types of meals. She makes recipe dishes from a variety of cultures that range from really healthy to super rich desserts. This one in particular that we were inspired by are her Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars. Although the layers in these bars make it look very intricate and time consuming, Jennifer says that it is actually a super simple recipe to make! If you are a fan of orange or creamsicle flavors, you might just love to give these a try. They make the perfect treat to bake for fun or to bring as a beloved party snack!

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If you joined in with us in making this recipe for wax tarts, we would love to see how they turned out for you! It can be so fun to make other recipes your own by adding in a thing or two, and we love seeing alternates of our own projects! If you would like to share with us, you can find us on our many social media platforms. Our Facebook page is Natures Garden Company, our Twitter page handle is ngscents, and our Instagram page handle is also ngscents. We cannot wait to see all of the products you create!

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May
04

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe


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Keylime Pie Candle Recipe

Keylime Pie Candle RecipeThis keylime pie candle recipe was inspired by my absolute favorite dessert that not only tastes delicious but, with this free candle recipe, it smells delicious too!  As a kid, I remember my favorite place to visit was my Aunt. Not only because she is an amazing person, but her keylime pie was out of this world!  Luckily for me, she would send me home with the leftovers. She just knew how much I loved it. Since keylime pie isn’t on my diet this candle was just what I needed to get rid of that craving. Natures Garden’s keylime pie fragrance smells just like the dessert that I, and I’m sure many of you love.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Key Lime Pie Fragrance Oil
Green Spectrum Candle Dye
Yellow Spectrum Candle Dye
Brown Spectrum Candle Dye
CD-12 Candle Wicks
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Other Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

Mini Lemon/Lime Slices Soap and Candle Mold
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoons
Toothpicks
Scale
16 ounce Apothecary Jar
Hot Glue Gun
Pencil

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Embeds

First, we will prepare our lime embeds.  This will later use a couple of these to top our keylime candle.  Before we begin, I want to note just one thing.  We chose to prepare 10 of them, however, this recipe will only create one candle.  So, the remaining slices can be used in your wax melter or you can prepare less of the lime slices.  When melting 50 grams of wax, it will prepare 10 lime slices.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your EmbedsLet’s begin by melting the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  Weigh out 50 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Then use a double boiler to melt the wax.  Once you have melted the wax remove it from the heat.  Then, add 5 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix well to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Next, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle dye.  Then mix the candle colorant into the candle wax.  Then, pour the melted candle wax into the mini lemon/lime slices mold.  Allow these to setup.  Then, remove them from the mold.  You can go ahead and move on to the next step while you are waiting.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie Crust

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie CrustNow, we will prepare the pie crust layer of the candle.  First, prepare your candle jar.  Use a hot glue gun to adhere two CD-12 candle wicks to the bottom of a 16 ounce apothecary jar.  Make sure the wicks are evenly spaced and centered.  Then, weigh out 115 grams of Joy Wax.  Again, using a double boiler, melt the Joy Wax.  Once melted, you will once again use a toothpick to add the color.  Dip your toothpick into the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, dip it into your melted wax.  Repeat this process with the yellow candle colorant.  Then, mix well to incorporate the color.  Next, add 10 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix once again to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Pour the candle wax carefully into your jar.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

First, weigh out and melt 285 grams of Joy Wax using a double boiler.  Then, add 28 grams of Natures Garden Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix the fragrance into the candle wax.  Next, you will once again need a toothpick.  Use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle colorant.  Make sure you mix the green dye into the wax.  Finally, pour the lime layer right on top of the pie crust layer.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped ToppingNow, begin preparing the whipped cream topping of the candle.  We will once again be using Joy Wax.  Weigh out and melt 228 grams of Joy Wax using your double boiler.  Next, remove the wax from the heat and add 22 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  We will not be adding color to this portion of the candle.  Once you have added the lime scent, allow the wax to setup just a little bit.  Then, begin whipping the wax using a mixing spoon.  You want to get the wax to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

 

 

Finally, scoop the whipped wax directly on top of your lime layer.  As you are adding the wax to the top make sure you are keeping your wicks straight.  You want to create a whipped cream appearance.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the whipped candle wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

 

The last part of this candle will be the finishing touches.  First, use your mixing spoon, or a fork to add peaks in the wax.  Then, place one or two lime slices you prepared earlier on top of the whipped cream layer.  Once you have allowed the candle to cure, trim your wicks to about 1/4 inch.  Finally, it is ready to be lit.

We hope that you enjoy this keylime pie candle.  For even more fragrance fun recipe be sure to check out our recipe box.  Show us what you have made with Natures Garden’s Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil!  Tag us on Instagram @ngscents or post you picture on our Facebook Page.

Nov
05

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe


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Pumpkin-Pie-Candle-RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and all things pumpkin on your mind, I am sure you are going to love this project.  We were inspired by pumpkin pie of course!  That scrumptious, flaky pie crust, the sweet spice of pumpkin center, topped off with fluffy creamy whipped topping!  Your mouth is watering isn’t it?  Are you craving a slice of this tasty treat?  You could head to the kitchen and get baking.  Alternatively, you could save yourself some calories and make a candle instead.  However, I will warn you, if you have company over, they will probably walk in, take one sniff, and expect the real thing.  Our customers say Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil smell just like a freshly baked pumpkin pie.  We agree it is strong, authentic, and amazing!

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients available at Natures Garden:

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil
Silicone Soap Mold –  24 Mini Pumpkins
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Brown
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Yellow
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Orange
CD 12 Candle Wicks – You will need two of these.
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Other Ingredients You Will Need:
Scale
Hot Glue Gun
16 Ounce Apothecary Jar
Toothpicks
A Pot (For Double Boiler)
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon

Working With Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

We will start by preparing the embed for the top of the candle using our Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Since it is a pillar wax, it will pop out of the mold nicely.  Before beginning, we should go over the temperature recommendations for this pillar and tart wax.  Heat the wax to 195 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once it reaches this temperature, add your color, stir to incorporate the color.  Then, allow the temperature to drop to 180 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the fragrance oil.  Anytime you are melting candle wax use a double boiler.  This means placing water in a pot on the stove, then placing your pouring pot the warm water.  Also, remember to melt the wax on low heat.  Using low heat will prevent the wax from burning.

Working With Natures Garden’s Joy Wax

For the majority of our Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe, we will be using Joy Wax.  Joy Wax is a container wax.  What this means is it is made to adhere to whatever container you put it in.  If we tried to use the same pillar wax we used earlier, it would not cling to the jar.  So, since we want a nice glass adhesion, we chose a container wax.  First, we will go over the temperature instructions for the Joy Wax.  As always, you will want to melt the wax on low, and in a double boiler.  Heat the Joy Wax to 200 Fahrenheit. Add the candle colorant at this temperature. Let the container wax cool to 175-170F.  At this temperature, add fragrance oil. For the best results, we have found that pouring at 165-160F works well.

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe Step by Step Instructions

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe EmbedPumpkin Pie Candle Recipe: How to Prepare the Wax Embed

Now, get the silicone pumpkin mold out, and we will start creating our wax melt embed.  First, you will need your pouring pot and your scale.  Place the pouring pot on the scale.  Next, add 1 ounce of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Following the wax instructions above, melt your wax.  Use a toothpick to add a bit of the orange candle colorant.  Then, at the correct temperature, place your pouring pot on the scale, and add 0.1 ounces of Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil.  Stir with your stainless steel mixing spoon to fully incorporate all of the ingredients.  Finally, pour the orange candle wax into one of the cavities of the pumpkin mold and let it set up.  Once it has set up remove it from the mold, set it aside.  You will not need it until we are finished making the pumpkin candle.

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe: How to Prepare Your Jar

We chose to use an apothecary jar for this recipe.  Prior to creating your candle, you will need to have two CD 12 candle wicks.  You will also want to plug in and heat up your hot glue gun.  Place a dab of hot glue to the metal wick tab of each wick.  Adhere the candle wick to the bottom of the jar.  You want them to be equally spaced.  Also, be sure they are centered.

Pumpkin-Pie-Candle-Recipe-Layer-1Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe: How to Prepare the Pie Crust Layer

The next step will be preparing the bottom layer.  Our goal here is to achieve the color of the pie crust.  This layer will start at the bottom and go about one inch up.  Again, using your scale, place four ounces of Joy Wax in the pouring pot.  Melt the wax as described above.

When your Joy Wax is at the correct temperature, add your candle colorant.  You will need to add 1 drop brown liquid candle dye.  Then, use a toothpick to add a bit of yellow.  Stir to blend the color completely with the wax.  Next, place the pouring pot on your scale.  Add 0.4 ounces of Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil.  Once the wax reaches the correct temperature, pour it into the jar.  Remember, this is a layered candle.  Pay close attention to the sides of the jar.  You do not want to splash the wax on the sides of the jar.  I recommend pouring slowing, and also down the center of the jar.  Place a pencil across the opening of your jar.  Wrap your wick around the pencil.  This will keep your wicks centered and straight.  We allowed this layer to fully set up before moving to the next step.

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe: How to Prepare the Pumpkin Layer

Pumpkin-Pie-Candle-Recipe-Poured-LayerNow, we will move to the second layer, the delicious pie filling.  This layer will also use our Joy Wax.  Also, this portion will fill the majority of the jar.  Now, get that scale out again.  Weigh out 10 ounces of Joy wax.  Melt the wax in the same manner you did before.

Next, to achieve the pumpkin pie color you will need three of our liquid candle dyes.  We used orange, brown, and yellow candle colorant.  Add 2 drops orange, one yellow, and one brown.  Alternatively, you could use color blocks.  However, you will need to play with the amounts a bit.  You will use two parts orange and one part of each brown and yellow color blocks.  Once you add your color, stir slowly, but thoroughly, to blend the color with the wax.

Pumpkin-Pie-Candle-Recipe-Layer-2Now, at the proper temperature, add 1 ounce of Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil.  Mix well.  Lastly, remove the pencil keeping your wick in place.  Then, pour the wax into the apothecary jar.  Now straighten the wicks.  Put the pencil across the top of your jar.  Again, once your wicks are straight, and centered, wrap the candle wicks around the pencil again.  As before, allow this layer to harden completely.

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe: How to Prepare the Whipped Topping Layer

The final layer will be a whipped cream topping layer.  This layer also uses Joy Wax.  However, we will use it a bit differently.  We will be whipping the wax.  This will give the candle wax a whipped cream appearance.  You will prepare the wax as you have before.  The only exception is we will not be pouring it at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pumpkin-Pie-Candle-Recipe-Adding-FragranceGo ahead and get that scale out one last time.  Weigh out and melt 8 ounces of Joy Wax.  We will not be adding color to this portion.  The natural color of the Joy Wax represents the color of whipped cream nicely.  Go ahead and add 0.8 ounces of the pumpkin pie fragrance at the normal 170 – 175 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mix well to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Now, this time, instead of pouring, let the wax set up a little bit.  You want your wax to be a slushy consistency.  Once it gets to this state, use your stainless steel spoon to whip the wax.  Whip the wax until it has a fluffy whipped cream texture. Now, remove the pencil, but as you begin adding your wax, remember you want the wicks to stay centered. Start adding your whipped wax to the top of the pumpkin layer.  Use the spoon to create peaks in the wax.  You will need to work pretty quickly.  Move to the next step before your wax finishes hardening.

Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

Remember that wax pumpkin embed you made earlier with our Pillar of Bliss Wax?  This is where you will need it.  Place that embed in front of your candle wicks.  You want to sink it slightly into your whipped topping.  Additionally, we looped the wick around the pencil before removing it.  This created a decorative curled wick.  However, it should be trimmed to 1/4 inches before burning.  We should also note, the pumpkin embed is purely decorative.  We recommend removing it prior to burning the candle.  It is a wax melt that can be used in yours or your customer’s wax burner.  It does, however, make for an adorable finishing touch on the candle.  We recommend letting the candle cure for a couple days prior to burning it.  But after that, light your candle and let the pumpkin aroma soar.

We hope that you enjoyed making our Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe with us!  Nature’s Garden feels it will make a wonderful centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table, or as a decoration in your home.  Not only does it smell amazing, but it looks fabulous too!  It has a strong scent and we are sure both you and you guests will love it this holiday season!   Once you finishing making this candle recipe we would love to see your results.  Take a picture of your finished candle!  Then tag us on Facebook or Instagram!  We can’t wait to see your homemade pumpkin pie candles!