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May
13

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company


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Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle CompanyCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company

You may remember the collaboration that we had between Natures Garden and the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company. In our previous blog on this company, we shared what this company is and what they are able to create. Also, we mentioned that there would be some upcoming videos coming from their YouTube channel. In this blog, we are going to be sharing some of these videos about candle making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company!

If you haven’t heard about this wonderful company yet, then you will definitely want to see the article that we have written on the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company. You can find a link to learn even more about this fun company at the end of this article. Today, we will talk about the scent review of a few Natures Garden Fragrance Oils and the awesome candle making recipe created with one of our scented oils. So, check out this fun soap and candle making company, the reviewed scents, and candle making recipe in the blog below!

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Natures Garden Scent Review

Before we get into talking about the scented candle recipes, we want to talk about the fragrance oils that were reviewed by the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company! These Natures Garden fragrance oils were reviewed by the owner, Cory and used in both candle making and soap making. The scents she will be reviewing are Bite Me Fragrance Oil, Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil, Camu Camu Fragrance Oil, Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil, Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil, Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. Now, check out these seven scented oils below before you dive into the video on the review of these fragrances.

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Bite Me Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Bite Me Fragrance Oil

One of the scented oils that were reviewed is the Bite Me Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil begins with refreshing citrus notes of lime and orange. These notes will sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Then, the aroma continues with leafy green accents that add intensity. Finally, the fragrance rests on a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance oil. Cory from Sunshine Soap and Candle Company finds this fragrance oil has an aroma that smells just like cherry 7-up!

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Green Apple Explosion Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil

Another great scented oil that Cory reviewed was our Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is the spunkiest green apple fragrance oil that we have ever smelled! We thought about calling the aroma Granny Smith Apple, but that name isn’t quite right. This fragrance deserves a name that pops, just like its aroma. Thus, may we present: Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil! While we are talking about candle making in this blog, Cory had mentioned that this scented oil sticks well in her cold process soap recipes. She finds that the aroma has notes that remind her of a green jolly rancher candy. Further, she has already included this scented oil in her Green Apple Candy Cold Process Soap! If you want to try out this scented soap, then you can find this sweet apple scented cp soap in her online store. 

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Camu Camu Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Camu Camu Fragrance Oil

Also, our Camu Camu Fragrance Oil is another wonderful scent that she reviewed. This fragrance oil is a sweet and tangy blend that is too good to pass up! The scent has an abundance of tart red berries, juicy orange and peach nectar blended with a twist of lime. This scented oil has top notes of an irresistible blend of plum, mixed berries, pineapple, banana, apple, orange, and lime. This fragrance oil continues with delicious middle notes of jasmine, rose, and peach. Finally, the aroma rests on a base of green notes and sweet vanilla. In the scent review, Cory shared that this fragrance oil is a strong and juicy fruit scent that is complex. Further, she found that this scented oil would inspire her to create a glycerin soap with a loofah inside.

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil

The Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is another wonderful Natures Garden scent that the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company reviewed. This scented oil is a very fresh aroma that you will be sure to love! It is a citrus bouquet of lime, kumquat, grapefruit, and lemon notes. Further, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana scent continues with a soft floral undertone of jasmine. These notes rest on a background of musk and sandalwood. Together, these scented oils create a fresh aroma that is absolutely lovely! Cory found that this scented oil has strong notes of coconut and lime with a light background of verbena tea. 

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Merlot Wine Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil

Also, the lovely aroma of our Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil was reviewed. This scented oil has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries. These fruity notes will combine with a light alcoholic aroma. Finally, the scented oil has a base of a  spicy background mixed with a wonderfully light aroma of red Merlot wine. When Cory reviewed this scented oil she shared that this fragrance oil has a pleasant aroma that has a  very scent of juicy purple grapes.

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Also, the Black Raspberry and Vanilla Fragrance Oil was reviewed by Cory of the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company. This scented oil is an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries. Next, this black raspberry scent continues with middle notes of white floral greenery. This aroma has bottom notes of musk and vanilla. Altogether, these fragrance notes blend to create an amazing aroma. Further, this fragrance oil is one that Cory herself loves quite a bit herself. It is her opinion that this fragrance from Natures Garden is the best black raspberry vanilla scent she has tried so far. Further, she notes that this scent doesn’t discolor her products and it won’t accelerate trace. So, this really is the perfect scent to try out in creating scented candles and soap recipes!

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance OilCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

The last of the fragrance oils that were reviewed was the Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This pumpkin scent is the perfect aroma for pumpkin lovers looking for a sweet scent. But really, who out there could resist the aroma of a pumpkin cheesecake? This fragrance oil has an incredible blend of cardamom and ground cinnamon spice notes. Further, the scent continues with sweet Vermont maple, pumpkin puree, carrot, whipped cream, and rum. Finally, the aroma has notes of rich cream cheese with mouth watering aromas of caramelized sugar and French vanilla. These scrumptious aromas are whipped perfectly into a blend that is true perfection. As a lover of pumpkin scents, Cory has fallen for our pumpkin cheesecake fragrance. In fact, she has shared that this aroma is going to have to be included in her pumpkin line in the upcoming fall season.

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Making Homemade Scented Candles

Not only does Cory share her opinions on a few different Natures Garden fragrance oils, but she shares with you how to make candles right at home. Also, she used the Soy Wax 444 and purple candle colorant to create these scented candles from Natures Garden. Also, she includes the lovely aroma of the Black Raspberry and Vanilla Fragrance Oil. After creating this light purple candle, she shares the quality of the candles from their adhesion to the finish at the top of the candle, and even the candle’s burn.

Not only does she show you the process for this homemade candle with Natures Garden candle making supplies, but she shares tips and advice for creating the best candles you can. In this video, she shares some advice on how to prevent wet spots in candles. So, you will absolutely want to check out this video to learn about these candles and how to make them!

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Check out the YouTube Video

Now, you can check out the YouTube video from Sunshine Soap and Candle Company. In this soap and candle making video Cory will share with you her opinion on several Natures Garden scented oils. Plus, she will show you how to make homemade candles with Natures Garden candle making supplies. If you are interested in learning more about Cory’s review on Natures Garden fragrance oils and candle making supplies, then you will definitely want to check out this crafting video! So, check out the How to Make a Soy Wax Candle + the second half of the review and haul of Nature’s Garden Products video from the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company!

Soap Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Curious About The Sunshine Soap and Candle Company?

If you want to learn even more about this fun candle and soap making company, then feel free to check out the blog we made on the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company. If you click on the link, then you can find out all kinds of information the company, what they sell, and the recipes that they create online.

Soap Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: The Sunshine Soap and Candle Company YouTube Channel

Also, you can find even more information about the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company on their YouTube by clicking here. This craft making channel is full of all kinds of fun and unique soap and candle recipe ideas that you can try at home. Plus, you will find a variety of videos showing you how to make the cosmetic recipes right at home! If you want to try making homemade craft recipes at home, then you should absolutely check out this channel. You can use these videos to learn how the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company makes their own lovely products. So, there are lots of reasons why this channel is a great place to check out!

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Hope You Enjoyed The CollaborationCandle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Hope You Enjoyed The Collaboration

We hope that you have enjoyed this Natures Garden collaboration with the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company! We would like to encourage you to head over to this fun candle and soap making company’s website. You can find this company’s website at www.sunshinesoapandcandle.com. Once you get to the site, be sure to give this homemade soap and candle company some love. They have some gorgeous soap and candle products as well as some fun YouTube videos on homemade craft recipes.

As always, you know that we are available to talk and answer questions at the Natures Garden store, by phone on our HUG Line, and of course, on our website. Another way that you can reach out to us on the internet is through one of our social media pages. Also, you can find us through social media is on our Facebook page. Additionally, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Our social media pages would be a great place to share your own ideas, too. So, feel free to reach out to share your favorite Natures Garden fragrance oils for making candle recipes or your favorite craft making recipes from the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company!

Jun
29

Common Candle Making Questions


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Common Candle Making QuestionsCommon Candle Making Questions

All of us at Natures Garden understand that it can be difficult to create perfect candles. Especially if you have serious scent throw issues popping up, it can be frustrating to put time and money into candles that don’t work that way you want. So, we want to answer some common candle making questions to prevent confusion and save you from all that extra troubleshooting. So, let’s talk about common problems so we can get back to creating gorgeous homemade candles!

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wax

First, we are going to talk about questions that often come up in relation to candle wax.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?

You can use a pouring pot and a stove top to melt your wax at home. Also, we recommend using a double boiler method where you have a larger pot with water in it and set your pouring pot full of wax inside. Turn the stove on to medium and allow the water in your pot to boil. This will safely heat your wax without letting it get too hot.

Common Candle Making Questions: Which is the Best Wax for Candle Making?

Choosing the best wax all depends on preference of what you prefer in a finished candle. First, we have soy waxes that are vegan, gluten free, and natural candle waxes. This is the least expensive wax, has a fantastic cold throw, and has a cleaner burn, but it is tricky to get a great hot throw with some fragrances. Also, Soy Wax often has frosting and a rougher finish.

Next, we have paraffin wax, which has the best scent throw, and is in both the Wow Wax and Joy Wax. The Joy wax uses a mixture of paraffin and soy, so it has a cleaner burn due to the soy wax and a really good hot scent throw due to the paraffin wax. Also, it clings to the candle containers better and has less frosting. An option for creating a translucent candle is gel wax, but it isn’t compatible with all fragrances.

Additionally, you can use palm wax, which comes from sustainable sources, has a beautiful crystal finish, and has a great scent throw. Natures Garden carries sustainable palm container and pillar wax. Lastly, Pillar of Bliss Wax and Palm Pillar wax are great options for creating pillars or wax tarts.

Common Candle Making Questions For Making Soy Candles

Since soy wax is so popular among our customers, we wanted to answer some of the most common questions asked about making soy candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?

This temperature depends on the type of soy wax being used. We recommend pouring our 100% soy wax at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. For the Golden Brands 444 or Golden Brands 464, we suggest pouring at 135 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Add Fragrance to Soy Wax?

For heavier fragrance oils with high flash points, we recommend adding the scented oil at 185 degrees Fahrenheit. However, lighter fragrances with lower flash points, Ike citrus scents, would be added around 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: Which Wick is Best for Soy Candles?

Many customers perfer to use a cotton wick for their soy candles. We have two types of cotton wicks available, which are HTP and CD candle wicks.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Make Soy Wax Melts?

Although we don’t carry soy wax in a pillar form for melts, you can still create soy wax melts with container wax. Often, customers will use individual portion cups to package wax melts like these, which can be used to squeeze the wax into the wax burner. This is because it is softer than pillar wax and is difficult to get out of clamshells. However, this wax will not hold the shape from a mold. In fact, it will get stuck in your mold and be difficult to clean.  Another option when making wax melts with a container wax is to add stearic acid to the wax to harden it.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Fragrance

Fragrance is important for creating great scented candles, so its important to know how to get your scented candle oil to work for you!

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Don’t My Candles Have a Good Scent Throw?

This issue could have a few different possible causes. First, you may not have added enough fragrance, which should be 1 oz. per pound on average. However, Natures Garden waxes will allow you to add up to 10% in most cases.  Also, your candle may have a clogged wick. This could be due to adding too much fragrance, vybar, or another additive. Also, additives like mica and crayons will clog your wick.

Another possibility is the type of wax you are using. A wax like paraffin will have a better scent throw than soy waxes. Finally, it is possible that you have the wrong size wick. If you wick is too small, then the flame will not be hot enough to get the aroma into the air. On the other hand, a wick that is too large will burn the scent oil before it can be released into the air.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?

If you have a poor scent throw and you have tried trouble shooting, then you may want to use vybar. The vybar can be used to increase scent throw by adding some amount between a fourth and a half teaspoon per pound of wax. Just be cautious not to add too much or it can clog your wick and reduce your scent throw. We suggest using Vybar 103 for pillar candles and Vybar 206 for container candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Is Fragrance Oil Settling to the Bottom of the Candle?

If you notice that fragrance is settling at either the top or bottom of your candle, then there could be a few reasons to explain it. First, you’ve added too much fragrance oil. Another option is that the wax you are using isn’t porous enough and you may need a more porous wax. Along with this idea, waxes that have been burned or heated too much may reduce in their ability to hold fragrance.  Finally, you may have not stirred enough to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?

While some essential oils can be used in wax warmers, it can be a bit tricky. You need to make sure that they are diluted with either a carrier oil or DPG. Additionally, some essential oils have flashpoints that are too low for a wax warmer. So, you will want to do some testing with the essential oils that you choose.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wicks

Choosing the right wick is another important part of candle making. Otherwise, your candle might not be as effective as it could be.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?

This could be due to either a small wick or a high candle. First, the wick you used may be too small for a candle of this diameter, which you can use our Candle Wick Chart for reference. Also, your wick could be drowning if you poured your candle wax up too high. You should stop pouring before the wax passes the part of the candle jar that changes shape and begins to curve for the lip.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Isn’t My Candle Wax Not Burning Evenly All of the Way Down?

Uneven burning could be due to either the wax or the wick. First, the wick may be too small for your candle’s size. Also, the wax that you chose could be too hard. While you could use a softer wax instead, you could also switch to a hotter wick.

Common Candle Making Questions About General Candle Making

Lastly, we have some general questions about making candles that could be useful for crafting perfect candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Sometimes I Follow All Recommendations and I Still Can’t Seem to Get it Right. Why is That?

There are many factors that can influence the outcome of your homemade candles. First, fragrance oils can impact a candle, as thicker scented oils require you to wick up to get a hotter burn. Also, the room temperature can effect your candles. If the room is too cold, then you can have more issues with glass adhesion and frosting because your candle will setup very quickly.

Additionally, you could have an issue where the scent doesn’t smell as strong because you are used to it. When you are around a scent for too long, your nose will adjust and you won’t notice it as much. If this happens to you, then don’t worry too much just take a break from the scent for awhile and your nose will recognize it again after a long enough break.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why are My Layers Bleeding in my Candle?

This color issue could have one of a few different causes. First, the layers were too hot. If you don’t wait long enough or pour your wax too soon, then the layers can melt one another and start to run into one another. Also, it could be due to over saturating your candle with fragrance, as the extra scented oil will blend with colorant and bring the color with it as it seeps out of the candle.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?

We recommend that you don’t mix mica into the candle itself, because it will clog the wick. But, you can use mica to decorate the outside of pillar candles! After your pillar is created you can then, use the mica on the outer portion of your candle. This shimmery mixture can be used to provide a beautiful sparkle on the outside of your candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can Mica be used in Wax Melts?

Sure! Since we don’t have to worry about clogging the wick, you can mix it straight into the candle wax.

 

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do I Get Rid of the Air Bubbles in My Candles?

There are a few reasons why air bubbles could get trapped in your candles, which include water exposure and pouring at a cooler temperature. So, how do you prevent air bubble in a homemade candle? First, keep water away from your work station. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Further, pour your candle wax slowly and make sure to stop before you hit pour point where your jar begins to change shape. 

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?

We don’t recommend re-purposing old candles to make new ones. While this may seem like a create idea to take all you half used candles and make a new one, the scent is a big concern in this case. If these candles are scented, then they will already contain fragrance oil. Once you melt your old candles, the scent may fade, but many of the wax particles are still holding on to some of the scent oil. This means that you won’t be able to add enough fragrance oil without over saturating your candle. Since the candle already is holding scent, this extra fragrance will seep out and sit on the top of your candle, which is dangerous and can result in a flame that is too large.

Common Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to Us

Hopefully, we were able to get some of your more pressing questions answered. If you have any more questions or concerns about making your own candles, then please reach out to us. We are always happy to help! You can stop by the store, give us a call, or talk to us on social media. If you want to find us online, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck and have fun with candle making!