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Oct
17

Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil


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Pooch Smooch Fragrance OilPooch Smooch Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil is a sweet scent for pets by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of sweet melon and citrus fruit scents, crisp cucumber, and fresh floral notes that make this delightful and pet friendly fragrance oil a fantastic choice for your dog shampoos, soaps, and other bath products! We hope that you and your pet both enjoy this scent during and after bath time.

What Does Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Introducing….Natures Garden’s Pet Fragrance Oils!  To our knowledge, we are the first and only supplier to carry an entire line of fragrances designed especially for your furry friends!  Deborah’s pug, Enji, absolutely loves taking baths, and she has given this fragrance her Paw of Approval!   We are sure that your loving, adorable  companions will be equally satisfied.  By the way, all of these fragrances can be used in human products too.  Who knows, maybe you and your pet can wear the same fragrance!

Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil:  All of your furry friends will love this melody of sweet melon and crisp cucumber accented by hints of orange slices, violet petals, and fresh lily.

How Do Customers Use Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can use this sweet fragrance oil to create room scenting recipes that they enjoy. Reed diffusers, potpourri, and incense products can use up to 50% of this fragrance oil successfully. In addition, many other room scenting products can be created with this fragrance oil. First of all, this fragrance oil is now candle wax compatible. This means both wax melts and candles can use up to 10% Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil. Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil is also gel wax compatible. When using liquid candle colorants, we suggest coloring candles and tarts with 1 drop red liquid candle dye.  When using color blocks simply shred a small amount of a red color block into your wax.  As always, we base our suggestions on a four pound batch of wax. Secondly, you can also make aroma beads with this pet friendly fragrance oil with wonderful results.

How Do Customers Use Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Soap makers can use our Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil in any of their creations. Both melt and pour and cold process soaps work well with this fragrance oil. Further, this scent has shown in our Cold Process Soap Testing Results to be a fantastic choice for cp soaping! A batch that contains this fragrance oil will have no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. There will be no discoloration. Finally, the bars will have a strong scent maintained after the curing process.

Other bath and body products can be created with this fragrance oil as well. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, homemade cleaning products, perfumes, scrubs, and other related products for dogs or humans can use this fragrance oil at a concentration of 2%. If you wish to color any of your bath and body products that include this scent, then we suggest using pink liquid soap dye in the amount that you would enjoy.  Just remember that you should never use any candle dyes in any body products as candle dyes are not body safe.

 

Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil MP Soap RecipeOur Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe is a perfect idea for pet owners who want their doggie to smell great! Whatever the reason, we’re certain you’ll enjoy this fairly simple and fantastic melt and pour recipe. This recipe includes oatmeal soap base, castor oil, and vitamin E, which are all great for the skin!

Oct
17

Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil


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Pretty Kitty Fragrance OilPretty Kitty Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil is a pet scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a great fruity scent with floral notes that is perfect for creating all sorts of bath and body products for your pets! We believe that this scent is the perfect aroma for kittens and cats alike. We hope that you enjoy this fragrance in your products and your little companions don’t dislike their bath time too much.

What Does Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Introducing….Natures Garden’s Pet Fragrance Oils!  To our knowledge, we are the first and only supplier to carry an entire line of fragrances designed especially for your furry friends!  Deborah’s kitty, Mocha, is not so fond of baths, but she has given this fragrance her Paw of Approval!   We are sure that your loving, adorable companions will be equally satisfied.  By the way, all of these fragrances can be used in human products too.  Who knows, maybe you and your pet can wear the same fragrance!

Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil:  An invigorating blend of island fresh kiwi, ripe strawberry, sun-kissed peach, Anjou pear and spring flowers that is sure to please even the fanciest of felines.

How Do Our Customers Use Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Our customers can make a few kinds of room scenting products with this fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense can each include up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their recipes. Also, homemade cleaning products can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil in the formulation.

Additionally, Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil is also now candle compatible.  Homemade candles can incorporate up to 10% of this scent.  We have found both Joy Wax and WOW Wax turn out beautifully with this pet friendly fragrance oil.  We have also found our natural soy wax and eco-friendly palm container and palm pillar waxes maintain a strong scent throw with this fragrance. Another option would be using this fragrance oil in gel wax.  Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil is gel wax compatible.  When coloring your candles, we suggest using one drop burgundy candle dye.  Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of a burgundy color block.  Our recommendations are for a four pound batch.

How Do Our Customers Use Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Our customers who like to create bath and body products can include this pet friendly fragrance oil in their recipes. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, perfumes, soaps, scrubs, and can all be created with this scent.  These types of products can include up to 5% of this pet fragrance oil. Are you looking for a coloring suggestion for your bath and body products that include this scent? We suggest using burgundy soap dye in the amount that you would enjoy. However, you should not use candle dyes in body products, they will stain your skin.

Since soaps can be created with this fragrance, we will elaborate on how this fragrance oil will perform in cold process soaps. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed this scent to be an absolutely amazing choice for this method of soaping! A batch that contains this fragrance oil will have no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. There will will not be any discoloration in the finished products and the bars will retain a very strong scent after cure. This fragrance can also be used in both melt and pour soap recipes and hot process soap recipes.

Sep
12

My First Attempt at Soapmaking


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Enji Natures GardenHi, I’m Katie from Nature’s Garden. (That’s me and Enji!) We’ve got a great team here, and my role largely involves writing fragrance blogs and rendering videos. I’ve been working here for a little over two months, and I’ve watched Bailey make a LOT of soap (you can, too, if you click that link)! Until I started working here, I had very little knowledge of soapmaking (and I still have a LOT to learn), but you bet your bippy I like crafts of all kinds, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap. This past weekend, a friend asked me to house-sit and I had a rare opportunity: an entire kitchen at my disposal. (I live with my folks, two teenage siblings, and a large puppy [keep reading for pic], so the kitchen can be a little crowded.) On Friday, I frantically purchased soapmaking supplies from our store, and soon after started my first foray into melt-and-pour.

Katie’s Impulsive Orange Soap

Truthfully, I don’t trust myself with anything too potentially hazardous. While I’ve read all about lye safety and its proper handling, I still don’t trust my clumsy self. Melt and pour seemed to be the way to go. We use mango butter in our cold process soap-testing recipe because of its moisturizing properties, so I decided to buy some Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap.

Natures Garden Reed Diffuser KitOn a separate note, I am absolutely obsessed with Blood Orange Essential Oil. Pictured to the right is the reed diffuser that sits in my office, filled with blood orange essential oil (and reed diffuser baseReed diffuser kits come plain- I just painted mine to match the workplace). It smells insanely amazing and its considered aromatherapy benefits are as a stimulant and an anti-depressant (an aphrodisiac, too, but that’s not important at work). IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS IN BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS: Citrus fruits contain compounds designed to help them absorb sunlight to ripen. Citrus essential oils are likely to increase the photosensitivity- or sensitivity to sunlight- of your skin. I’m already as white as ghost, so I need to be especially careful not to use this soap on body parts that will see a lot of sun. I already get sunburnt pretty easily, and overuse of citrus essential oil on sun-exposed skin can lead to a type of super-sunburn. No thank you.

My idea quickly became centered around making an energizing soap with mango butter melt and pour and blood orange essential oil- but what else? I looked up natural soap colorantsOrange Peel Powder, rich with vitamins and a citrus aroma, seemed like an obvious addition, and for extra orange color, I included skin-nourishing Carrot Powder and cleansing Red Moroccan Clay Powder. Let me remind you again that I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing. –Since I was a kid, I’ve loved making my own recipes. Even if they were terrible. I once put cinnamon squares cereal in a bowl with ripped up bread and orange soda pop. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine anyone ate it. (I’m not sure how those fragrances would smell together, either.)– But no one’s going to eat this soap, so I figured I couldn’t go too terribly wrong, right?

To recap, here’s my recipe (and a picture of me and my dog for fun):

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap – 1lb
Blood Orange Essential Oil – ~32 drops
Orange Peel Powder – 2 tbsp
Carrot Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Moroccan Clay Powder – 1 tbsp

Other Supplies:

Knife
Cutting board
Scale
Stove
Small sauce pan
Glass 2-cup Measuring Container with spout
Water
Tbsp measuring spoon
Small bowl
Whisk
Stainless steel spoon
Disposable pipettes
Bite-sized daisies mold

Making it:

First, gotta cut up those lil melt and pour squares. I cut my soap along the lines laid out and then I cut those pieces into halves or even quarters for faster melting. You can use a microwave, but I wanted more time to add my herbs and oil so I used the double boiler method to melt my mango butter base (or something very similar- I just googled “double boiler method” and that’s not exactly what I did. Oops.) In the little bowl I mixed 1 tbsp of each of my powders with the whisk, being sure to break up carrot powder clumps. Once my soap base was good and melt-y, I stirred in my powders and began mixing with a whisk. Shortly thereafter I used a pipette to add my blood orange essential oil. I didn’t measure this one out exactly, but a friend suggested I use no more than a few drops of essential oil per ounce of base, so initially I went with about 1 drop/oz. It didn’t smell orange-y enough to me,Impulsive-Orange-Two so I added an extra tbsp of orange peel powder and upped my essential oil to 2 drops/oz base. Once I got my batter thoroughly mixed, I poured it into that *cute little flower mold,* very messily, I might add, and very carefully laid the filled molds on paper towels on a flat shelf in the fridge. I waited a while for them to set up, at least a half hour, and then popped them out and put them in a zip-seal bag. THEY SMELL GREAT. I cannot get over how much I love this soap. I have never smelled anything like it before- it’s orange-y and herbal-y and the soap turned out to be a tan-orange color- and I LOVE IT.

But melt and pour comes in two pound slabs.. so what did I do with the other pound?

Bacon-SoapBACON SOAP

This one was more simple and scientific. One pound = 16 oz.  and (16 x 0.05 = 0.8). I measured out 0.8 oz Bacon Fragrance Oil and.. I’m not sure sure how much Red Moroccan Clay Powder I used.. maybe 3 or 4 tbsp? But I used the same melt and pour method described above and ended up with a pound of bacon soap! Woohoo! Be sure to keep this soap away from your puppy- he might mistake them for treats- they are bite-sized and they smell like bacon. Though honestly, my goofy dog will try to eat anything.

I can’t wait to create another soap recipe with herbs and essential oils!