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Oct
18

Sandalwood Scented Candle Project


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Sandalwood Scented Candle ProjectSandalwood Scented Candle Project

Finding new recipes to incorporate into your home to create new family traditions, or into your business to invite more customers can be very exciting, especially around this time of year. The season of giving is just around the corner and we know that plenty of people are searching for inventive gift ideas for their family members. Our Sandalwood Scented Candle Project will give you just that! Sure, a book, a coffee mug, or a blanket are cute gifts to give, but why not try out something new and more personalized?! Homemade candles could be just what you are looking for! Being able to create a candle from scratch to give someone as a present around the holidays is special and unique. Plus, who doesn’t love a candle?

In this blog we are going to to be sharing with you the Natures Garden homemade Sandalwood candle recipe! This is one of our chunky candle recipes, which we only have a few of. Chunky candles are a new, exciting and creative way to start making candles. This fun idea is one that we originally came up with in order to ease the process of candle making by eliminating the step of re-pouring when making votive candles. This step can eat up a lot of extra time in the work station, which is not ideal. To see how these chunky votive candles are made, check out the Natures Garden class that explains how to make chunky candles. Without further ado, let’s get started on this Sandalwood scented candle project!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Knife
Hot Glue Gun and Stick
Toothpicks
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Wax is made up of more than 50% soy wax that is blended with paraffin wax. This wax is great to use for poured votive candles, pillar candles, candle wax tarts, and embeds! Our Pillar of Bliss wax comes in a granulated form and also has great fragrance retention. It is a harder wax than our Joy Wax, which makes it an easier wax to work with when making molds. Natures Garden has plenty of fun options when it comes to making candles in molds, such as coffee cups, foods, hearts, animals, and sports! Pillar of Bliss is a great wax to use for these.

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

For the first step in this project, you will need to use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  After the wax has been weighed out, use a double boiler to melt the wax. Allow it to melt until it reaches a temperature of 195°F, which you can continue checking with the thermometer. 

Color Blocks Dye

After the Pillar of Bliss Wax has melted, we are going to incorporate the chocolate color blocks dye. Natures Garden now carries many new colors in the color blocks! They each weigh between 0.5-1 ounce and are very easy to use in any of our candle waxes. A little goes a long way with these, and depending on the color you are trying to achieve, it can be adjusted by adding more or less of the dye. On our website some of the options you can choose from are red, orange, pink, yellow, white, black, caramel, and chocolate, which we will be using in this recipe.

Add the Chocolate Candle ColorantAdd the Chocolate Candle Colorant

For this Sandalwood recipe, measure out about three grams of the chocolate color block, and make sure to use a scale to ensure accuracy. Add small amounts of the chocolate color in order to reach the desired shade. Add this to the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax. Be sure not to add too much of the chocolate color block to the wax, as it can end up clogging the wick and affecting the way that your candle will burn.

Combine the wax with the colorant by stirring both of them together. To ensure that you are achieving the correct color, there are some ways that you can test it. One way of doing this is by placing a small amount of the wax on a white paper plate using a spoon. You will be able to see the true color of the wax once it has had time to set up. Add more of the color block to your Pillar of Bliss Wax in small amounts if it is needed.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

We have over eight hundred fragrance oils to choose from at Natures Garden. All of our fragrances are 100% concentrated, and this one is no different. Our signature Sandalwood fragrance has a very woody scent, which contains hints of both cedar wood and sandalwood.  The scents of jasmine and rose also come out in this fragrance oil, which adds to the distinct softness of sandalwood. The aroma that it gives off is both strong and wonderful. We use this Sandalwood Fragrance Oil in our homemade Sandalwood Bath Bomb and Sandalwood Soap recipes as well.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Once your candle wax has reached the correct chocolate color, you will need to weigh out 12 grams of the Natures Garden Sandalwood fragrance oil on a scale and add it to the wax. After this has been added, stir the wax once again to fully blend all of the ingredients together before putting the wax into molds.

Molding Your Candle WaxMolding Your Candle Wax

The next step in this recipe is to pull out the 4-loaf silicone mold. Use each of the cavities in the 4-loaf silicone mold to pour some of the melted wax into. Allow enough time for the poured in wax to setup and harden.

Cutting Your Candle ChunksCutting Your Candle Chunks

Once the wax has had time to set, you can then pop each of the loafs out and remove them from the mold.  Then, using a knife, you are going to want to cut the wax into square pieces.  When you are finished, your wax should look like little chocolates. You are going to set these pieces aside for the time being.

What Is Joy Wax?

We are going to begin using the Joy Wax for this next step. This product is only available and sold at Natures Garden! A blend of soy wax, different vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients makes up our Joy Wax. This is an excellent product to use for candle making because of the way it holds to containers. It is different than the Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it holds very nicely to the sides of jars and has a glossy finish to it. Our Joy Wax gives off amazing cold and hot scent throw with NO curing time necessary! Joy Wax allows you to create candles with rich colors without having to include any additives.

Melting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood CandleMelting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood Candle

Now that we have learned more about this product, similarly to what you did with the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax, you are going to weigh out 300 grams of the Joy Wax. After it is measured out, you are going to melt it using the double boiler once again. Continue melting until it reaches a temperature of approximately 200°F, using the thermometer.

Coloring the Joy WaxColoring the Joy Wax

Now that the Joy Wax is melted, the next step is to add a very small amount of the pink color block. We want the color to be a very light pink, so it is important not to add too much color.  Each one of Natures Garden color blocks can create several different shades for products. This includes the pink color block, which can provide candles with a nice variety of pink shades. Once again, you will probably need less than a gram of this color block because we want it to come out a fairly light shade of pink. Stir to completely blend the colorant with the candle wax.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance OilAdding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

After the pink color block is thoroughly mixed with the Joy Wax, you will need to measure out and add 30 grams of the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil.  In order to completely incorporate the Sandalwood fragrance oil, stir the mixture together.

Adding the Candle WicksAdding the Candle Wicks

Now that everything has been mixed together evenly, the time has come to add your wicks to the jar!  The CD candle wicks at Natures Garden are precut, prewaxed, and pretabbed. They come in various sizes, including CD 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22. Here is a helpful chart on what size wicks you will need depending on the size of your candle jar or container. In order to get the candle wicks to stick in your jar, you can use a hot glue gun with a hot glue stick to get them to adhere to the candle wax.  Evenly place the candle wicks in the jar and make sure they are centered. We used two CD-12 wicks in our 16 ounce apothecary jar.

Setting Up Your Finished Sandalwood CandleSetting Up Your Finished Sandalwood Candle

Pour the melted wax into the 16 oz. glass apothecary candle jar that you have. Now it is time to retrieve your chocolate colored cubes that were set aside earlier and gently drop them into the jar.  It is important that you make sure to keep the wicks remain straight and centered as you are doing this.

 

Curing the CandleCuring the Candle

Before trimming the wicks that you set up, allow enough time for your candle to fully harden. Also allow enough time for the candle to cure if you choose to do so.

 

Using Your Sandalwood CandleUsing Your Sandalwood Candle

Once your homemade Sandalwood Candle has had enough time to cure, it will be all ready to burn. Simply trim your wicks prior to lighting it. We hope that you enjoyed making this homemade Sandalwood Candle Project as much as we did!

More Fun With Chunky Candles

Just when you thought you couldn’t have anymore fun, you can also make chunky pillar candles! Stay tuned for a recipe on how to make chunky pillar candles soon. In the meantime, check out these fabulous metal candle pillar molds that you can use to make more chunky candles! They come in different shapes including octagonal, circular, and square. You can use these containers to make your Chunky Votive candles, and they can last forever if they are taken care of properly. Besides Sandalwood, another one of our homemade chunky candles is the Apple Dumpling Candle. We also have a recipe for a Chunky Lip Balm which is another one that utilizes the same idea.

More About Sandalwood

You can also check out this article written by Meenakshi Nagdeve about some of the benefits that Sandalwood. She discusses sandalwood as an oil and its properties, as well as talking about its importance in certain cultures and religions. Nagdeve also mentions the health benefits of sandalwood, some of which include that it is an anti-inflammatory, it can help with skin care, and can even aid in memory.

Social Media

We would love to see your results of these creations! Feel free to reach out to us on any of our social media pages:

Facebook: Natures Garden
Twitter: ngscents
Instagram: ngscents

For even more fragrance fun, check out all of our free candle making and soap making recipes and classes!

 

Jan
24

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day


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Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks DayFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day

If you are looking for a good fragrance oil for St. Patrick’s Day, then this is a great place to start your search! There are so many Natures Garden fragrance oils for Saint Patricks Day that you will be sure to enjoy! We have all kinds of green fragrances that were created with the luck of the Irish in mind. These scented oils vary from fresh greenery to sexy musk scents and much more! So, check out these scents to find the perfect aromas for your St. Patrick’s Day scented crafts.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

Of course, we have to include our lovely 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil in our St. Patrick’s  Day scented oils. This lucky aroma perfectly encapsulates the “the luck of the clover” in a fresh, clean scent. This fragrance begins with notes of fresh air and floral notes. These light scents blend with notes of refreshing clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. Finally, the base of this scent has notes of earthy greenery and moss. This refreshing scented oil is perfect for creating scented soap and other bath and body recipes. Your product line would truly not be complete without the aroma of this clover scent!

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil

Our lovely Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil is a perfect aroma that is both clean and refreshing. This spa like fragrance oil that is perfect for creating refreshing cosmetic recipes. This scented oil has fresh, fruity top notes of grapefruit and lime. This fragrance has middle notes of fresh cucumber, guava, and passion fruit. Lastly, the base notes in this aroma are a blend of wasabi, cilantro, and fern. This scented oil is perfect for creating scented conditioner recipes and other bath and body recipes. 

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Rainbow Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Rainbow Fragrance Oil

Another great St. Patricks Day fragrance oil that you will be sure to enjoy is our bright Rainbow Fragrance Oil. You would be sure to happily follow your nose to end of this rainbow. The scent begins with bright notes of pear, green grapes, kiwi, raspberry and peach. Then, these aromas are followed by middle notes of jasmine and lily of the valley. Lastly, you will find that this scent ends with base notes of lovely white musk. These lovely scents blend to create an aroma that is perfect for creating homemade cosmetics and scented candle recipes.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Fresh Bamboo Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil

One intoxicatingly fresh scented oil that you can use is the lovely aroma of our Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a very green scent that you can use to create wonderful candle and soap making recipes. This fragrance is a well balanced aroma that encompasses a fusion of the following unique fragrance notes: golden bamboo, sparkling bergamot, red grapefruit, night-blooming jasmine, cyclamen, muguet lily, and wild grasses. This lovely and fresh scented oil is a perfect fragrance that you can use to create refreshing scented cosmetics and fresh scented candles.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Cucumber & Melons Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a sweeter scented oil that is perfect for St. Patty’s Day, then try out our Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil. This scented oil blends notes of refreshing greenery and sweet fruit aromas to create a scrumptious fragrance. This scented oil has notes of sweet and sour cucumber with a deep green oily note surrounded by hints of violet. Finally, this aroma has a background of sweet and freshly sliced honeydew melon. You will love the scrumptious aroma of this refreshing scent for your candle recipes or bath and body recipes!

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: NG Delicious Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil

Another fragrance oil that you can use to create scented crafts is the NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a blend of scrumptious apple, cucumber, and yuzu that are followed by middle notes of magnolia, tuberose, lily of the valley, and fresh cut roses. Then, this scent has base notes of sandalwood and white amber. This scrumptious fragrance is perfect for creating scented candles and bath recipes.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a garden fresh scented oil that is perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day. Our Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil uses a fresh garden medley of basil leaves, clary sage and peppermint sprigs. These herbal scents is accented with notes of citrus zests and fresh spring flowers. Finally, these scented oils rest on a  soft and soothing musk base. You will love the clean aroma of this scented oil in your various bath and body recipes and scented candles.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic fragrance oil that you will enjoy this St. Patty’s Day is the lovely Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. This fresh scent is a truly green fragrance that is reminiscent of wild summer herbs growing out in a meadow. Although this fragrance is a clean, green aroma, it is much more complex than the name would imply. The scent begins with floral notes of jasmine petals and fruity notes of fresh citrus. This lovely aroma rests on a base of woodsy notes blended with a sweet musk background. This fresh, complex scent is perfect for creating refreshing cosmetic recipes or wonderful scented candles for St Patricks Day!

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Cucumber Mint Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil

Another lovely scented oil that you can use to create refreshingly scented crafts is the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil. This scented oil of cucumber mint will begin with top notes of garden-fresh cucumber, ripe banana, and juicy clementine. Then, these scents are followed by middle notes of cyclamen blossoms, African violets, and Madonna lily. Finally, this aroma is sitting on base notes of palm fronds, spearmint leaves, and cool peppermint. You can use this refreshing blend of cucumber and mint to create wonderful cosmetic recipes and homemade scented candles.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a refreshingly clean scent, then you will love the aroma of our Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This scented oil was created to be a fresh, green scent that is as light as a summer breeze. This fragrance begins with the aroma of crisp, cool cucumbers blended with the scent of refreshing green aloe. The aroma completes with a touch of fresh citrus. This scented oil is perfect for add to your homemade bath and body recipes, like diy conditioner recipes.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Green Irish Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Green Irish Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a more masculine aroma for St. Patrick’s Day, then you will be sure to love the aroma of our Green Irish Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a sexy scented oil that is irresistibly masculine and will have you screaming, “I want my man to smell like that”! This blend of sweet and spicy scents begins with French verbena and lemon. Next, this scented oil uses notes of green Florentine iris and violet leaves. The base of this aroma has sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris. This fresh scented oil is perfect for creating refreshing scented craft recipes that you will enjoy for this lucky holiday!

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Watercress & Aloe Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil

Next, you can try out an invigorating scented oil for your various scented recipes. You will love the aroma of our Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil for creating cosmetic spa recipes. This scented oil has notes of lemon rind and fresh palm leaves. Then, this aroma is followed by notes of fresh watercress and aloe. Finally, this fragrance finishes with notes of sweet jasmine and awakening eucalyptus. This soft, energizing fragrance oil is perfect for creating bath and body recipes. This includes cosmetic recipes like diy lotion or homemade sugar scrubs.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

Anyone that is looking for a sweet scent for St. Patricks Day will love the scrumptious aroma of Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil. This green scent is perfect for creating delicious bath and body recipes. This scented oil is a blend of tangy scents and sugary sweetness. This blend of tangy and sweet green apple goodness is sure to remind you of the scent of sour green apple candy. So, you will enjoy an aroma that brings back memories of sweet green apple candy that you enjoyed during childhood!

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Sweet Grass Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil

Another lovely green scent that you will enjoy is the lovely Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil. This refreshing scented oil is a perfect outdoorsy blend of notes that can be used to create fantastic recipes. This scented oil has an ozony aroma of fresh cut grass, refreshing clover, and a hint of fresh wisteria. This fresh clover scented oil is perfect for creating homemade soap recipes and candle making recipes. The sweet and clean aroma of this fragrance is perfect for creating scented craft recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Torrential Rains Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Torrential Rains Fragrance Oil

You will love the aroma of our Torrential Rains Fragrance Oil for you St. Patricks Day crafts. This aroma has a down to earth fragrance oil that is very refreshing! This scented oil begins with bright citrus notes of bergamot, clementine, and grapefruit. These notes are followed by floral notes of jasmine and rose. Finally, this fresh scented oil is well rounded with base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and oakmoss. These fragrance oil notes blend together to create the perfect aroma for creating bath and body recipes and refreshing scented candle.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Money Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Money Fragrance Oil

Another fun green scented oil that is sure to make you feel lucky is our Money Fragrance Oil. This lovely scented oil has the perfect aroma of freshly made new money! This true money fragrance oil has refreshing top notes of fresh ink and a true scent of cotton money. Together these fragrance oil notes are perfect for creating money scented candles or cosmetics. So, try out this green scent for your various St. Patricks Day candle and soap recipes!

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Sage and Citrus Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil

You can use this next lovely aroma of our Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil to create fun scented recipes. This scented oil blends bright citrus aromas with notes of fresh greenery. First, this scented oil has notes of bright mandarin, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, and lemon rinds. These energizing scents blend with base notes of fresh sage leaves. You will love the blend of herbs and citrus notes for creating some fantastic scented craft recipes. Whether you want to make scented candles, diy cosmetics, or other homemade crafts, this scented oil would be perfect for making fantastic scented crafts.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Of course, you will love using these green fragrance oils to create homemade scented crafts. Not only can you use our lovely scented oils to create homemade crafts for St. Patricks Day, but there are fun St. Patty’s Day themed food recipes and crafts that you can make too. You can find all kinds of fun themed craft ideas in the article 50 Best Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes from I Heart Naptime.

Fragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Reach Out to UsFragrance Oils for Saint Patricks Day: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you found some great green fragrance oils that you can use in your homemade recipes! If you have any questions about using these scented oils in your scented crafts, then feel free to reach out to us for guidance. You can reach out to us on our various social media platforms. One way to find us is on or Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you ask your scented craft making questions, but you can share your favorite scented oils and homemade creations for St. Patrick’s Day. We wish you good luck with your crafts and we hope to hear from you soon!