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Jun
07

Tiger Stripe Soap


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Tiger Stripe SoapTiger Stripe Soap

Do you love the gorgeous pattern of a tiger? You will love the beautiful Tiger Stripe Soap from Natures Garden. This homemade soap recipe will use soap making supplies that will be sure to create a fantastic cold process soap. Not only will this homemade soap recipe provide you with a beautiful animal print soap, but this cp soap will nourish your skin, too. So, take a look at the animal print soap recipe in the soap blog below.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any equipment you need for this soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space to use as a work area. Make sure that you have enough area to work to make the process easier and more fun!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cp soap process, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.

Tiger Stripe Soap: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made soap from scratch, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Another option you have is to check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making before trying out this recipe. If you’d like to try an easy recipe first, then check out the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then continue reading this soap making blog!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jungle Love Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Small Square Tray Mold

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Measuring Spoons
Wooden Skewer

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

323 grams of the Distilled Water
115 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams of the Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

85 grams of the Avocado Oil
127 grams of the Mango Butter
170 grams of the Sunflower Oil
85 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams of the Shea Butter
212 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
42 grams of the Jojoba Oil
64 grams of the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Orange Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Lye SolutionTiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Lye Solution

First you are going to want to create the lye solution for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will want to measure out 323 grams of the water and 115 grams of the lye. Of course, you will want to mix these cosmetic ingredients in a well vented area. Further, you will want to wear a face mask and protective clothing. Once you have made these preparations you can add the lye to the water while gently stirring the solution. Once the solution cools, you can add 8 grams of Sodium Lactate. Until the lye solution cools you can begin preparing the cosmetic oils and the soap colorant.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic OilsTiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Next, you are going to create your cosmetic oils for this soap recipe. These cosmetic oils will be added to a microwave safe bowl to melt in the microwave. So, you will need to add 85 grams of Avocado Oil, 127 grams of Mango Butter, 170 grams of Sunflower Oil, 85 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams of Shea Butter, 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, and 42 grams of Jojoba Oil. After these soap making oils have melted, you can set this bowl aside to reach room temperature.

Tiger Stripe Soap:Preparing the Soap ColorantsTiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for the lye solution and the wholesale cosmetic oils to both cool to room temperature, you can start to prepare the soap colorants. You will need two small bowls to hold your colorants. One of these bowls will be used to hold each of the two different colors used in this homemade soap recipe.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Orange Soap Colorant

In one small bowl you will want to prepare the orange soap colorant. This small bowl will contain 5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. So, you can prepare the orange colorant for your tiger soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Black Soap Colorant

In a second small bowl you will want to prepare the black colorant for your animal print soap. This bowl will contain 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant that you will use in a later step for this soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Emulsifying the Soap IngredientsTiger Stripe Soap: Emulsifying the Soap Ingredients

You are going to want to pour the lye solution into your mixing bowl of cosmetic oils. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these lovely soap making ingredients together. Once your soap batter has just about reached the point of trace, you are ready to move on to the next step in the cp soap process.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilTiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to include the soap scent in your emulsified mixture. So, you will add 64 grams of the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. After, be sure to use a stick blender to fully incorporate the scent. This will provide your soap with an aroma of tropical and citrus scents. This fragrance contains a combination of fresh squeezed oranges, pineapples, bananas, coconut, and fresh kiwi notes.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Separate Into Two PortionsTiger Stripe Soap: Separate Into Two Portions

Next, you will want to separate your soap batter into two equal portions. One of these portions will be used for each of the colors for this soap making recipe. So, you will need to grab another clean mixing bowl and add half of the soap to this bowl. After your homemade cp soap has been divided you are ready to prepare your two colors.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantTiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Soap Colorant

Now you are going to add the soap colorant to each of the two portions of soap. In one of the two bowls, you will need to add the neon orange soap colorant. You can use the stick blender to thoroughly mix everything together. Next, you can use the black soap colorant to add to the second portion of the soap batter. You will want to wipe off your stick blender and use it to fully incorporate the colorant.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Filling Your Squeeze BottlesTiger Stripe Soap: Filling Your Squeeze Bottles

You are going to use these two colored soap portions to fill up your squeeze bottles. First, you are going to use your black colored soap portion and pour your soap into the bottle. Second, you are going to use the orange colored soap portion to fill another squeeze bottle. Once both of your bottles are filled you can add the lids. Now you are ready to use the filled bottles of soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Tiger StripesTiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Tiger Stripes

Now you are going to use your small square mold to begin your soap making process. So, you are going to want to use the black colored soap to create lines in the mold. You will want to make sure that these lines look like tiger stripes. You will continue to make these lines all throughout your soap mold.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Fill in the Empty SpaceTiger Stripe Soap: Fill in the Empty Space

Once you have all your stripes made with the black soap, you are ready to add the orange color. So, take your orange colored soap and fill in the empty places in the mold. Once you have created the first layer of this animal print soap, you can move on to creating the second layer in your homemade cold process soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Additional Soap Layers Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Additional Soap Layers

Now you are going to create the next layer of your tiger soap. You will want to go back and use the black colored soap to begin creating this second layer. So, you can use this soap to put another layer on the black stripes of the previous layer. Next, you will want to continue to make this second layer with the orange soap. Layer this orange soap by layering it on the orange soap from the previous layer. You will want to continue to alternate your colors and create additional layers of the soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Swirling the SoapTiger Stripe Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your homemade soap has reached the top of the soap mold, you are going to swirl the top of your soap. So, you will need to use a wooden skewer to swirl the top of your soap. Of course, you are going to want to keep your wooden skewer towards the top of the soap. If you swirl too low into the mold, then you may ruin the stripes of your tiger soap. You will want to create a soap pattern that is a similar design to the swirled soap we are creating in the picture.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Finish Your CP Soap Recipe

Finally, your homemade soap with lye is done and nearly ready for you to use! Now you will just need to wait about 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the wholesale soap mold. After removing your soap from the mold, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into individual bars. You will be able to cut sixteen individual bars. Now, you will just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish going through the curing process. This will take four to six weeks to be finished curing. Afterward, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Learn About Baby Tigers

While tigers are both beautiful and dangerous creatures, baby tigers just look so cute! These cubs have beautiful marking just like their parents, but they look as sweet as a kitten. If you want to learn even more about little tigers and see some adorable pictures, then check out Facts About Baby Tigers from Mom and Me.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ask Us Your QuestionsTiger Stripe Soap: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade animal print soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make the tiger print soap, then you can reach out to ask us You can talk to us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own cold process soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!

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!

Jun
07

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils


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Aromatherapy Fragrance OilsAromatherapy Fragrance Oils

Say hello to Natures Garden’s best aromatherapy fragrance oils. These fragrant oils are perfect for setting the mood and making everything better. There are scents that you can use to combat stress, set a passionate mood, or just brighten your day. No matter what mood you are trying to get into or out of, we have some amazing scented oils that could be a great help! So, check out some of our most inspiring fragrance oils and begin your aromatherapy right at home.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil

First, we have an energizing aroma that is lively and perfect for lifting your spirits. The Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil is an uplifting blend of fragrance oil notes and essential oils that is absolutely refreshing. The fresh airy notes bring to life the aromas of lemon, garden fresh peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen. This mint and citrus array is balanced with a breeze of floral gardenia, jasmine, and rose notes.  This fantastic scent blend is perfect for creating an energizing cold process soap recipe. The Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe takes this bright scent and creates an unforgettable bath and body product! 

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil

Another perfect fragrance oil to set the mood is the Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil. This gorgeous aroma is a combination of fragrance oil notes and essential oils. This herbal aroma is uplifting and sure to put you in a good mood. The fragrant oil starts with a blend of refreshing lime, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Then, notes of rosemary and eucalyptus hit lavender and rose floral notes to create an exceptional scent. Finally, base notes of patchouli, cedarwood, fir, jasmine, and musk rest and balance the aroma out entirely. These notes are perfect for creating our Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe. Just sit back and relax in the tub and let the invigorating scent melt all your worries away as the luxurious oils in this recipe care for your skin.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil

Another of our wonderful fragrance oils is the Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil. This magnificent scent is an unforgettable arrangement of sweet florals and fresh greenery. The aroma is a  romantic combination of fragrance oils and essential oils, which blends floral notes of lilac, jasmine, lily, violet, gardenia, carnation, heliotrope,  lavender, and hyacinth on a strong bouquet of roses. These gorgeous florals intertwine with notes of English ivy and rest on soft wood and vanilla scents. This vibrant aroma was perfect for the Passion Massage Oil Recipe, which includes real roses in this stunning aroma. Get ready to intoxicate your senses.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fragrance that is sure to help your worries melt away. The Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance Oil uses a calming blend of fragrance oil notes and essential oils that will carry you softly from all your troubles. This transporting fragrance has notes of freshly picked lavender flowers balanced with juicy citrus and cool camphor notes. Then, a touch a Gardenia. This all rests on a woodsy base of pine, woods, and musk. This soft, gorgeous aroma is perfect for creating the Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe. This eye mask uses the scent of this fragrance oil to create an experience that is perfect for removing stress from your life.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

Another uplifting aroma that blends refreshing, airy scents is the Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a perfect blend of fresh garden scents with bright citrus and mint. The aroma begins with a refreshing blend of orange, lemon, and peppermint. Then, the scent has a  fresh medley of jasmine, lily of the valley, basil leaves, and clary sage. These bright spring scents are all sitting on soothing notes of woods and musks. We included this happy aroma in the Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe, which includes herbal notes to really enhance this amazing fragrance. This would be the perfect scented oil for creating bath and body products that lift your mood and help you unwind.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Bedtime Baby Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Bedtime Baby Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the soothing scent of our Bedtime Baby Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a gorgeous blend of heliotrope, violet, and mandarin with floral notes of lavender, rose, jasmine, neroli, and lily of the valley. These gorgeous notes are rounded out by bottom notes of chamomile, hay, and musk. Such a relaxing scent that decided to add it to our Crayon Soap Recipe to provide a calming atmosphere for bath time.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Bergamot Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Bergamot Fragrance Oil

Another great scent to brighten the mood is our lovely Bergamot Fragrance Oil. This bright scent has the crisp, clean and juicy scent of true Bergamot essential oil with light floral notes that add to the lovely fragrance. This citrus aroma is a perfect scent for mood enhancing aromatherapy. Perfect to add to bath and body supplies to allow yourself to relax and enjoy this fantastically bright citrus aroma.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Blood Orange Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Blood Orange Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a juicy citrus aroma that is another great option for creating an uplifting mood. The Blood Orange Fragrance Oil uses true orange. This tangy juicy orange aroma blends with the light scent of fresh and floral thyme. Such an unforgettable fragrance oil that is perfect for bring up the mood and invigorating your senses.

 

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful aromatherapy fragrance is the Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil. Before we began creating this scent we researched which aromas helped to decrease appetite and asked our perfumist to create a blend using high concentrations of essential oils. While we don’t make health claims about this fragrance, we believe that you will enjoy this uplifting aroma. Our fragrance is a blend of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, lemon slices, jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla to create a scent that is sure to lift your mood!

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the awakening scent of our Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance Oil. This herbal fragrant oil starts with bright citrus notes. Then, it moves on to herbal eucalyptus, spearmint, parsley, and lavender all resting on notes of soft woods and sage. This bright aroma is perfect for the Refreshing Foot Soak Recipe which is perfect for revitalizing sore aching feet.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil

Our Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil is another wonderful citrus scent. This aroma is an eye-opening blend of grapefruit and lemongrass that is sure to awaken your senses. The high essential oil content is key to creating a bright scent for lifting your mood. We included this aroma in our Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe to harness some of this awakening scent in a perfect soap to start the day with!

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Apple Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil

Another calming scent is the aroma of our Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil. This scent has sweet top notes of red delicious apple, raspberries, plum, and sugar. This is followed by floral green notes, lilac, pear, and eucalyptus. This all sits on powdery, woodsy musk base notes. This blend of clean and relaxing aromas is perfect for creating our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe, as it will help you to relax as you care for your skin.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Flowers Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the true, calming scent of real Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil. This tranquil aroma is the perfect fragrant oil for winding down and centering yourself. We included this fragrance in our Natural Deodorant Recipe to provide a calming aroma that will stay with your throughout the day.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Luxury Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a unique and lovely scented oil that is perfect for lavender lovers! The Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil is a relaxing combination of refreshingly herbal essential oils along with the scent of cool camphor. This fragrance was perfect for creating a relaxing bath and body recipe, like our Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe, that is perfect for unwinding and getting clean after a long day.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Sage Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil

Also, you can experience the complex and herbal scent of our Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil. This aroma oil blends top notes of French lavender, lime, sage, and fern leaves with middle notes of dill, pepper, moss, and ginger. Then, the scent finishes with notes of pine, musk, and patchouli. This perfectly unique aroma is just what our Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe needs to

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Mandarin Lime Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Mandarin Lime Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a scent that will wake you right up! The aroma of our Mandarin Lime Fragrance Oil is a simple pairing of fresh mandarin oranges with fresh lime that makes all the difference. Together these true scents will energize you and brighten your day. Such a perfect pick-me-up fragrance oil!

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: NG Vanilla Lavender Type Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: NG Vanilla Lavender Type Fragrance Oil

The NG Vanilla Lavender Type Fragrance Oil is another lovely fresh lavender aroma that is sure to relax you. This tranquil aroma combines notes of lavender and soft vanilla with orange zests and herbal patchouli to create a unique and unforgettable fragrance! Of course, we had to add this delightfully calming scent to our Delicate Laundry Soap Recipe to provide the perfect aroma for fresh, clean clothes.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Orange Blossom Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the passionate aroma of the Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil. This aroma is used, like it is in fine fragrances, to provide a robust, sensual aroma to our unique aroma. The orange blossom essential oil is rounded out with fragrance notes of sweet, juicy mandarin oranges, muguet lily, fresh greenery notes, and a touch of amber to create a truly exquisite aroma.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Peace Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Peace Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a wonderful blend of gorgeous natural oils and fragrance oils. This fantastic scent is Peace Fragrance Oil and was created to be similar to Pacifica’s Tibetian Mountain Temple. Plus, this inspiring blend of ginger, carnation, orange, vetiver, and musk creates a perfect aroma for cp soap, like in our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Rosemary Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Rosemary Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance with high levels of essential oil is the Rosemary Fragrance Oil. This gorgeous scent blends cool and crisp herbal scents to create an aroma that is hard to pass up. The aroma contains camphoraceous eucalyptus notes that are complimented with the aroma of coriander and rosemary.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance OilAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a rosemary scent that is equal herbal to the last with a bit more complexity, then the Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil is perfect for you! This fragrance blends notes of rosemary with cool peppermint and spearmint leaves. This blend creates an awakening aroma of herbal mint that can be compared to the aroma of Aveda’s Rosemary and Mint. We included this fantastic aroma in our Natural Salve Recipe to add a touch of herbal love to this natural recipe. Its perfect for caring for your skin as well as awakening your senses.

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: What is Aromatherapy?

Basically, it means that you are using a scent treatment for issues like anxiety, mood, stress, alleviate fatigue, or other similar issues. The natural oils stimulate the olfactory nerves and enhance your mood. If you’d like to read a bit more about this, then check out What is Aromatherapy? by Holistic Online

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Talk to UsAromatherapy Fragrance Oils: Talk to Us

We hope that you have found some fantastic aromatherapy fragrance oils that you can enjoy in your homemade recipes. If you would like to share with us what your favorite scents are, then feel free to find us on social media! We are willing to take any questions on these platforms, too. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page, on Twitter (@ngscents), or on Instagram (@ngscents). Can’t wait to hear from you!

Mar
14

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil


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Cracklin Birch Fragrance OilCracklin Birch Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance, but a best seller too! Personally, this is one of my favorite scents at Nature’s Garden as well. This fragrance oil reminds me of warm summer nights sitting under the stars. Sitting around a fire to enjoy the not so quiet silence filled by the creatures in the night and the soft crackling of the flames engulfing everything in its path. There isn’t a need to think and worries are put to the side just long enough to enjoy this peaceful moment.

What does Cracklin’ Birch Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is outdoors on a winter day…Simply amazing if we may say so ourselves!  Cracklin Birch fragrance begins with top notes of bergamot, orange, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans.  This fragrance is one of the most well-rounded fragrances we have ever smelled. An NG Original Fragrance!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes: bergamot, orange, lemon
Mid Notes: geranium, lily, rose
Base Notes: patchouli, vetiver, tonka beans

How Do Our Customers Use Cracklin’ Birch Fragrance Oil?

Room scenting products can be made using this scent. Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance in potpourri or incense. Also, this fragrance oil is nice and strong in aroma beads. Homemade candle crafters can use up to 10% of this fragrance with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax. This scent will perform perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. Additionally, this fragrance oil is compatible with gel wax. We suggest using a very small amount of brown liquid candle dye and black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Bath and body products can be made using this fragrance oil. Bath gels and oils were found to perform well with 5% of fragrance added. Soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soaps. Our cp soap results have shown that no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Scent retention of this bar is very strong. Although the bar discolors to a light tan, vanilla white stabilizer may not completely fix the issue very much due to the low percentage of vanillin at 0.3%. Since there are over 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products, the culprit is most likely a different component. We suggest using a small amount of brown soap colorant and  black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Remember to never use candle dye in any body products as they aren’t.

There are many other products you can incorporate this scent into. First off you can make your own perfumes, which has shown to perform well with this fragrance oil at a maximum 5%. Also, you can scent your own lotions or cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5%.

Nov
13

Blood Orange Fragrance


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Blood Orange FragranceBlood Orange Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Blood Orange Fragrance Oil is inspired by an actual fruit.  The blood orange is a natural mutation of the orange.  While they originated in Sicily, southern Italy and Spain, some are grown in California.  Blood oranges do not sound appetizing, but they are juicy and sweet with a dark red anterior.  They are “bloody” due to the pigment anthocyanin, which is also found in cherries and red cabbage.  Reportedly, anthocyanin has many health benefits due to it being a powerful antioxidant that can slow or prevent the growth of cancer cells–and even kill them.  By the same token, blood oranges are noted for high amounts of Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin A, iron, calcium, and even fiber.  They are sweeter than oranges and less acidic.  The blood orange juice should be consumed the same day it is juiced as it ferments quickly.  They are in season from December to May.  When purchasing blood oranges, you want to look for ones that heavier for their size and firm to the touch.

What Does Blood Orange Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Blood Orange Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden can be described as a tangy, juicy orange scent with just a touch of floral thyme.

How Do Our Customers Use Blood Orange Fragrance Oil?

Let’s face it, life would be boring without color.  I’d like to write about the coloring suggestions for Blood Orange Fragrance Oil!  Candle makers intrigued by this blood orange fragrance oil, 4 drops orange liquid candle dye plus 2 drops red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax is suggested.  If you would rather use color blocks, a small amount of shredded red and orange color block per 4 pounds of wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.  For homemade bath and body products, red liquid soap colorant and orange liquid soap colorant in the amount you desire.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

How do you prefer to change the aroma of your home?  Is it through potpourri and/or incense or through different cleaning products.  Potpourri and/or incense have a maximum usage of 50% while cleaning products have a maximum usage of 5%.  For a quick air freshener, add a few drops of this oil to a spray bottle of water and spray the rooms that need a pick me up.

I think my next project will be homemade candles!  For homemade candles, the maximum usage is 10%.  Blood Orange Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

For all the goddesses who prefer homemade soaps and bath and body products, the maximum usage is 5%.  Cold process soap testing was performed by our staff.  The results showed, a perfect pour and no ricing, no acceleration, no separation,  and no discoloration.  Blood Orange Fragrance Oil has great scent retention.  The use of stick blenders can help to incorporate fragrance back into the soap in the event that it rices during the mixing process.  Also, soaping at room temperature can help to reduce the likelihood of accelerated trace.  Blood Orange Fragrance Oil performed well in bath oils, bath gels, and lotions and performed perfectly in perfumes.

To place your order for this juicy delight, go to the search bar on Natures Garden’s site and type in “blood orange fragrance oil” and it will take you right to the page to place your order so that you can get started today!

Nov
11

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance


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Black Linen and Amber Fragrance OilBlack Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance, but it is also A Best Seller!  Truth be told this fragrance has me intrigued.  The words “black linen” alone sort of make me blush!  As a quilter, I mainly stick to cotton and flannel fabrics.  With a little research, I discovered that linen is very labor-intensive to manufacture.  It’s fibers are very absorbent and garments made of linen are appreciated for their extraordinary coolness and freshness in hot weather.  A wide variety of products are made with linen such as aprons, napkins, towels, table clothes, runners, chair covers, bed linen, and men’s and women’s wear.  “Linens” also refers to lightweight undergarments such as chemises, shirts, and lingerie – note that the root word, linen!  Most of us associate the color black with formality, death, and maybe even evil.  But, what if we flipped the coin and looked at the color black for the other things that it has been known to represent such as strength, power, authority and the unknown; we can add excitement to our lives.  Let’s face it, there’s a hidden mystery to the color black.  Black linen combined with amber has limitless possibilities for creating the desired ambiance; embrace the unknown!

What Does Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very unique, very sexy scent!  Black linen and amber is a unisex (meaning it is designed to be suitable to both sexes) fragrance that begins with top notes of fresh cotton and crisp ozonic (aquatic scent) notes; followed by middle notes of white blossoms;  well rounded with base notes of cashmere, amber, musk, and patchouli.

Top Notes:  fresh cotton, ozone
Mid Notes:  white blossoms
Base Notes:  cashmere, amber, musk, patchouli

How Do Our Customers Use Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil?

Coloring Suggestions:  Black Linen Amber Fragrance Oil

Let’s take a look at color suggestions for both homemade candles and homemade bath and body products.  For homemade candles, it’s suggested that you use 8 drops of black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick. For homemade soaps and other bath and body products, use black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

For homemade soaps, bath oils, bath gels, lotions and perfumes, the maximum usage for this unisex scent is 5%.  Cold process soap testing results show that Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil poured perfectly with no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.  The soap scent is very nice and has good scent retention.  It also performed perfectly in perfumes and as for other bath and body products, it performed well.

As for homemade candles, the maximum usage is 10%.  This exotic fragrance performs perfectly in wow wax, joy wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

For household purposes like potpourri and incense the recommended maximum usage is 50% and for homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.

Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil has limitless possibilities.  To order this sexy scent, just go to the search bar on Natures Garden site and type in “black linen and amber”.  It will take you directly to the page to order this linen scent!

Apr
28

Happy Place Scent


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happy place scentHome Sweet Home Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “home sweet home” originated? History has shown that in America during the 19th century there was a song titled no other then, Home Sweet Home. And, this phrase is also quite popular for many home décor items as well. So, no matter how far you travel, or how amazing your end destination is, there is always a piece of you that longs to be, home sweet home. This happy place scent is so soothing and inviting, you will want to kick those shoes off and sit in your favorite chair. This fragrance will not disappoint, but instead have you coming back for more. Home Sweet Home Fragrance Oil is a keeper!

What does Home Sweet Home smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a Yankee duplication. Spicy (cinnamon and clove) with rose and ylang ylang.

How do our customers use Home Sweet Home Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters or home scenters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, palm, WOW, pillar of bliss, and Joy wax candles. This happy place scent has a very nice and strong throw in both hot and cold. As for other home scenting ideas; this Home Sweet Home fragrance has been used to make incense sticks and cones, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and potpourri. And, even more this fragrance oil can also be used in oil burners, reed diffusers, and odor refreshing sprays as well.

Unfortunately, on the bath and body end this happy place scent is not body safe so we DO NOT recommend this scent for body products.