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Mar
18

Easter Craft Recipes


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Crafts for EasterEaster Craft Recipes

If you are looking for some fun crafts to do this Easter, then you should definitely try out some fun crafts for Easter. We at Natures Garden have unique candle recipes, soap recipes, and so many more fun craft ideas that you can try out at home. Plus, you can scent these homemade craft recipes with lovely fragrance oils for this holiday. These diy candle and cosmetic recipes are perfect ideas to use for Easter crafts to sell, diy home decor crafts, and even Easter gift ideas. So, check out some fun Easter craft recipes to make your holiday even more fun!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Basket Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Basket Candle Recipe

One fun craft recipe that you can make for this spring holiday is the Easter Basket Candle Recipe. We were inspired to create this beautiful, layered candle recipe by a colorful, pastel Easter basket. Of course, this lovely scented candle recipe is topped with scented wax that was made to look like dyed Easter eggs that are nestled in Easter grass at the top of a pretty basket. Plus, this scented candle uses the sweet dessert aroma of our Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a buttery spice blend with hints of peach, coconut, carrots, cinnamon and warm vanilla. So, this diy Easter basket candle is perfect for creating homemade decorations that are both unique and beautiful!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Soap Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create for Easter is this layered soap recipe. Our Easter Egg Soap Recipe uses four differently colored layers of melt and pour soap base. Plus, this recipe uses the bright blend of berries and sweet vanilla from our Best Friends Fragrance Oil. Also, the melt and pour soap includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Further, this soap recipe uses the dome top oval soap mold to create an egg shaped soap bar. So, this homemade soap recipe is perfect for making fun Easter cosmetic recipes!

Crafts for Easter: Spring Smelly Jelly RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe

One easy to make scented craft recipe is the Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe. This room scenting recipe includes smelly jelly crystals that are simple, fun, and can be made into bright, Easter colors. Also, this room scent recipe includes the sweet, bright aroma of the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scented oil contains a shimmering blend of green scents highlighted with a hint of refreshing mint. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, these smelly jelly recipes would be perfect to use as Easter table centerpieces and cute diy Easter decorations.

Crafts for Easter: Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

Bright, beautiful rainbows are most common in the springtime, so the Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe would be the perfect choice for your homemade Easter crafts. This beautiful bubble bar recipe uses all the vivid colors of the rainbow. Plus, this cosmetic recipe includes bubbly SCI and luscious cosmetic oils. Further, this bath and body recipe is scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has refreshing notes of lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, with a lovely top note of wisteria flowers. So, this scented bath and body recipe is a fun Easter craft that you can enjoy creating and relaxing in the tub.

Crafts for Easter: Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

If you are looking for a fun melt and pour soap recipe that is perfect for Easter, then you will want to check out our adorable bunny shaped soap recipe. This cute and festive cosmetic recipe has a soap cupcake base is topped with fluffy white soap, a cute face, and bunny ears. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the delightfully cheerful aroma of our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scent is a shimmering garden of green scents that is highlighted with a hint of mint for a fresh sensation. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, you can use our lovely Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe to include with your other fantastic Easter craft recipes. 

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another fun cupcake soap recipe is a fantastic craft recipe for Easter. The Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe is an adorable mp soap recipe that has a vibrant cupcake soap base. Then, you will want to top the soap with fluffy white frosting and a sugary peeps bunny soap. Plus, this lovely cupcake soap recipe is scented with the aroma of Lemon Fragrance Oil. This scent is a bright, essential oil that is as true as a freshly squeezed juicy lemon. So, this homemade Easter soap recipe is fun to create, perfect for diy decoration, and is perfect for the bath!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Another fun craft that you can enjoy creating and using is the Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe. Of course, these Easter egg bath bomb recipes are fun to make and you can use soap dye to make bright and fun bath bombs! Not only will the nourishing ingredients in this cosmetic recipe care for the skin, but this bath bomb includes the sweet scent is Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil. This scent has a mouth watering burst of luscious fruity tones with teasing notes of vanilla, musk, and sugary notes. Since this bath bomb recipe is both nourishing and fun, it would be perfect to add to your Easter basket ideas for adults and kids.

Crafts for Easter: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Since Easter is a holiday that is often filled with baskets full of candy, this candy shaped soap would be a fun recipe to try out. Our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses mp soap base and a gumdrop soap mold to create these cute soaps. Then, these cute soaps are rolled in sweet sugar. Not only are these cute soaps rolled in sweetness, but they’re scented with the truly scrumptious aroma of the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil.  This aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops has notes of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rose. Further, the scent is well rounded with base notes of cassis, nutmeg, and woods. So, this Easter craft would be perfect for creating a fun soap recipe that has both the appearance and aroma of tasty gumdrop candies.

Crafts for Easter: Plumeria Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Plumeria Candle Recipe

Another lovely springtime craft that you can create is the beautiful Plumeria Candle Recipe. This homemade floral scented candle recipe captures the perfect scent of freshly bloomed flowers. Plus, this homemade candle recipe uses the sweet, tropical aroma of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. This scent has notes of tropical plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, and a lovely green bottom. Not only will this candle have the perfect floral scent, but this diy candle wax recipe is decorated with pretty purple hues. This candle recipe uses a purple layer, candle wax sprinkles, and sunflower wax to create an embed flower design.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

One popular candy around this time of year is peeps!  Of course, Easter is the time of year when these tasty treats are made to look like cute bunnies. Not only can these candies by made to fit the Easter theme, but the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe can look like these bunnies, too! These fun peeps bunny bath bombs are cute, contain nourishing ingredients, and a sweet aroma of our Honey Almond Fragrance Oil. This scent blends notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple. These scents are followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk. So, you will be sure to enjoy these cute bath bombs as a fun Easter craft!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Confetti Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can create is the Easter Confetti Soap Recipe. This scented soap uses mango butter melt and pour soap base and wholesale soap dye to create a vivid cosmetic recipe. Various colors of small soap chunks are added to this soap recipe and white mp soap. Plus, this scented soap recipe uses the delicate floral aroma of our Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a garden of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. So, the fun colorants and lovely scent will provide you with a fantastic Easter craft recipe that you will absolutely enjoy.

Crafts for Easter: Hydrangea Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipe: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Since this time of year is full of beautiful and freshly bloomed flowers, the Hydrangea Candle Recipe would be a perfect candle recipe for Easter! This scented candle uses gorgeous shades of blue and purple granulated candle wax to create a gorgeous candle design. Further, this scented oil uses the sweet, uplifting, and very true aroma of our Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil. Since this scented oil has a gorgeous, floral aroma that would be simply irresistible to a butterfly, we’ve added the scented wax butterflies to top this beautiful Easter candle recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another gorgeous soap making recipe that you can create for Easter is the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. The base of this soap recipe uses a luscious cold process soap recipe. Not only does this swirled cp soap include vibrant colors, but it includes lovely cosmetic oils. Plus, this bath and body recipe includes a sugary melt and pour soap peeps bunny. Further, this scented soap uses the sweet scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious aroma of gummy candy with bursting peach, tangy lemon, juicy orange, grape, plum, pear, coconut, and raspberry. Plus, the aroma has a base of sweet and sugary vanilla. This soap recipe will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma for your bath and body recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Play Dough Embed Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

If you are looking to find Easter craft recipes for kids, then you can try out the Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. You can create the soap dough and let your kids make fun Easter themed creations. Then, you can use these creations as an embed in your mp soap. Plus, this fun soap recipe is scented with the fresh scent of Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil, which has notes of apple blossom, lily of the valley and rose petals on a base of cashmere woods and musk. So, this lovely mp soap recipe is perfect for the bath and a fun Easter craft!

Easter Craft Recipes: Other Fun Easter Crafts Ideas

These wholesale cosmetic craft recipes are a fun way to enjoy the holiday and create cute Easter decorations. Not only can you try out our fun candle and cosmetic recipes, but you can try out other fun craft recipes. In fact, you can use the lovely article 55 Easy DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Family This April from Country Living. Whether you are looking for ideas for decorating Easter eggs, making diy decorations, or other great ideas, you will likely fun some fantastic ideas in this article. So, you can try out some of these fun craft recipes this year!

Crafts for Easter: Reach Out to UsEaster Craft Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy these lovely craft recipes! If you have any questions about how to make these scented crafts, then you can feel free to reach out to us. Of course, we are available at the Natures Garden store, on our HUG Line, and even online. You can easily find us online through our social media pages. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us both on Instagram and on Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to reach out to us online, but you can share your own fun Easter creations as well! So, we hope to hear from you soon and maybe even see your own homemade Easter creations!

Mar
08

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap


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Soap Colorants in Cold Process SoapSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap

Have you ever noticed, that when a chef serves up a beautiful plate of food to, it will most likely has some colorful food displayed on a plain white plate. Don’t you instantly want it, regardless if you are truly hungry or not?  This is because you always “eat with your eyes first”. When you are setting out to make masterpieces of soap for your customers, you want them drawn to the colors of your soap. Soap colorants in cold process soap (or in any type of soap you make) can add another dimension to your creation. It’s the first thing everybody will see.

There are so many options out there when it comes time to color your soap. You have soap dyes, in liquid or powder form. Micas are also a colorant choice. Some micas will add sparkle and color at the same time.  Then, there is the option of natural colors using herbal powders. If you are trying to achieve a more simple, rustic look to your soaps, herbal powders are a wonderful way to go, however, natural soap colorants are a topic for another day. 

Typically, you will have a recipe that can be any basic, everyday cold process soap or it can even be your own favorite cold process soap recipe. The next step is to decide your fragrance. This will always depend on your customers, a season, holiday or even a personal choice.  So, next comes the artistic part. The coloring and designing part. How will you design it? Will it be a solid color? Swirls of multiple colors? Plain, uncolored soap is an open canvas to create with. I always believe the colors depend on the fragrance. But, I also have coworkers that love having the option to create soap to match the room, using any fragrance you would like.  Take for example, Melissa, she has red soap to match one of her bathrooms scented with blueberry fragrance oil.  What colors do you see when you smell your scent of choice? 

No matter what type of colorant you chose, you have the opportunity to create something that will be almost to beautiful to use. They can be true works of art.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: About Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants

Before we get started talking about how to use our Fun Soap colorants though, let’s get the details about what they are like. Fun Soaps are actually colored pigments that are dispersed in vegetable glycerin. There are absolutely no chemical preservatives added.  All of our FUN Soap Colorants are vegan.  Using liquid soap pigments which have already been dispersed in vegetable glycerin helps to prevent pigments from clumping in your soap. In addition, it’s already mixed for you, saving you time and frustration. All of these soap colorants work well in melt and pour soap as well as cold process soap.  They are non-bleeding, perform well in high pH environments, and do they not morph during the saponification process. These Fun Soap colorants can also be used in any bath or body product. 

 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Pastel FUN Soap Colors

For example, say you have chosen Nature’s Garden Awapuhi Seaberry fragrance oil. With fresh sea air and notes of water lilies, I picture blues and greens. With a few drops of Fun Soap colorants like ultramarine blue, teal and neon green soap colorants, you can achieve some pretty swirls of blue, green, and teal! You can create this fun Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe!  How beautiful your soaps can be! Fun Soap Colorants will make it stand out first and when your customer gets a smell, they will be hooked. 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon FUN Soap Colors

If you would rather go bright and vibrant, another choice of an artistic creation could be a cold process soap using our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil.  Use some of our Neon FUN colors such as, blue, pink, green, and yellow and you will take what could have been a plain, white bar of soap and turn it into a psychedelic palette of colors! Just like our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap!

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide FUN Soap Colors

Now, not all soaps have to be bright and colorful. When you are looking at a plate of brownies or chocolate cake, what comes to mind is yummy, sweet and chocolaty, right? When your products are geared more towards men then you will want something a little more masculine, if you will. The oxide colorants are going to give you deeper, richer colors. These are also perfect if you are in need more “fall-like” colors. Frankincense and Myrrh soap uses a few of the Fun Soap oxide colors, in yellow, brown and orange. These colorants are perfect for creating the colors one would associate with the fragrance oil,  Frankincense and Myrrh. A rich woodsy scent of myrrh, vanilla with a touch of floral to it.

You are only limited by your imagination with Nature’s Garden FUN Soap colorants! Our Creative Team has been hard at work testing all 21 vibrant soap colorants in cold process soap. Each color was tested with 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and 18 drops. That’s a total of 105 different shades of colors! That only leaves an unlimited amount of shades you can explore and create!  Below we will talk about these amazing colorants and give you ideas on how to achieve any color you could possibly want under the Fun Soap rainbow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Cold Process Soap Testing Recipe

We used a specific cold process soap recipe for testing purposes. The recipe we used is as follows:

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Water Phase

  • Water-144 grams
  • NaOH Lye-53 grams
  • Sodium Lactate-8 grams (added to the cooled lye solution)

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Oil Phase

  • Apricot Kernel Oil-28 grams
  • Shea Butter-49 grams
  • Palm Oil-57 grams
  • Coconut Oil-113 grams
  • Mango Butter-53 grams
  • Castor Oil-14 grams
  • Sunflower Oil-63 grams

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: How Our Testing Was Performed

  • We soaped at 100 degrees.
  • When the soap batter reached emulsification, we separated it.
  • We separated each batch of soap into 5 bowls.
  • Each bowl contained 116 grams of soap batter.
  • We added various amounts of colorants to each bowl. We gave each testing bowl a specific number of drops. 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and finally 18 drops. However, there were two exceptions to the number of drops we used, these differences are noted in FUN Soap Colorant testing videos.

We have also included a video of our soap colorant testing in cp soap on our YouTube Channel! So, watch and see how the whole process was done. There are other fun videos on our Nature’s Garden YouTube Channel you can take a look at too!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

First, Neon Red Fun Soap doesn’t have to be just bright and eye-popping!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Here is Neon Pink. As you can see you can have a range of pinks from a pastel baby girl pink to a neon screaming teenage girl pink! A truly fun color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant

Jailhouse Red has a much lighter tone to it then the neon red. You can get a range of color from a pale pink-orange to a brighter tone of a red-orange.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

As with all the other neon colors we will explore, Neon Green Fun Soap you will get the prettiest pale, spring green to a bright tree-froggy green!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kelly Green has a beautiful, rich color that can range from a soft, pale green to the deep green color of a shamrock.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

This Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant is by far one of my favorites! You can have yourself a Periwinkle Blue or even more of deep ocean blue with this color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Also, Neon Orange Fun Soap is the perfect rendition of Traffic Cone Orange to a creamy, pastel orange that reminds me of the colored chalk we used to draw with when we were kids.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

I’m not sure if your eye would really look orange if you got poked, but with Eye Poke Orange you do get the palest, pastel orange to a lovely bright pumpkin color, perfect for jack o’lanterns or fall leaves.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Now, here’s a fun Lime Green that will give you colors ranging from a light, little boy green to a bright margarita color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Of course, Neon Blue doesn’t have to be so neon! You can achieve a sweet, pastel baby blue all the way to a color that reminds of a Blue Raspberry Slushy!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

With Ultramarine Violet you can have the most perfect shade of pale Lavender to the color of the brightest hyacinth purple!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Yelp Yellow is a good color that will give you an array of yellows to chose from. From a soft, light daffodil yellow to the brightest lemonade yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Next, Red Oxide is a wonderful way get a deep, rusty red to an almost blush color.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Next, just like all the other neon soap colorants, Neon Yellow will give you will a beautiful, soft pastel yellow all the way to a So-bright-I-gotta-wear-shades sunshine yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Tomato Red Fun Soap is going to give you a true red that says Fire Engine Red all the way down to a soft pale pink.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Black Oxide Fun Soap will give you a range starting at a soft pearl gray all the way to midnight black and everything in between!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Brown Oxide is going to give you anywhere from a pale beige to a deep, rich teddy bear chocolate brown.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Teal Fun Soap is also one of my favorites! From a pale, spring teal-blue all the way to a bright Caribbean ocean blue. This would be a beautiful color to add to your collection!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Deep Purple Fun Soap will give you a hue of pale, lilac lavender to a beautiful deep purple, that makes the purple soap colorant perfect for your floral fragrance oils!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Oxide Fun Soap will give your soaps or bath bombs a very pretty shade of pale orange, all the way to a deep russet orange that makes me think of fall leaves and pumpkins!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Lastly, Yellow Oxide Fun Soap has a range of soft, pale yellow shades all the way up to a deep yellow!

 

So, there you go! There are an incredible amount of colors to explore and many endless color possibilities for creating a beautiful soap! No matter if you are going for simple and elegant or something more wild and eye-popping, the sky is the limit! We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy exploring all these colors and creating amazing soaps as well as other bath and body products! Feel free to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions. Also, if you are looking for some cool new recipes that use any of these colorants then check out our FUN Soap category on our website. Click on the tab marked recipes and you will have a plethora of new creations to explore.

Do you have some amazing colored soaps? Have you used any of our fragrances or any other Nature’s Garden products in any of your creations? Well, we have a Show & Tell section on our website! So, if you feel like showing off any type of candle, soap, body or bath creation, go ahead and let us know!

Jan
13

Caramel Fragrance


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Caramel FragranceCaramel Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Caramel is often regarded as a staple for nearly every single delectable dessert. Whether it is drizzled over a cheesecake or gushing out of an oven fresh brownie, caramel never seems to disappoint a crowd. Heck, it has even been known to transform healthy foods into tasty treats that are worthy of the biggest sweet tooth. Not only can you sweeten the deal on a big green apple, but caramel has a scent just as delicious as its taste. The Caramel Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is so true to this decadent aroma, that you might just think you opened a fresh bottle of homemade caramel syrup.

What Does Caramel Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Caramel Fragrance Oil is a buttery, toffee caramel aroma.  Great to use by itself or to mix for creative fragrance blends.

How Do Our Customers Use Caramel Fragrance Oil?

Whether you’re a seasoned soap maker or one of the new soapers on the block, our Caramel Fragrance Oil is a great fragrance to use for your soap making recipe. This candy scent can be added to bath oils, soaps, and bath gels at a maximum recommendation of 5%. The Natures Garden cold process soap testing results have shown that our caramel fragrance oil works well in homemade soaps. Not only did this fragrance produce a perfect pour, but there wasn’t any ricing, acceleration, or separation. A bar using this scent has the potential to discolor to a beige and will maintain a light scent retention. However, a lighter bar is possible for those who desire one. Since the vanillin content is 2.6%, vanilla white stabilizer can be used to achieve a lighter bar. Further, we recommend using brown soap colorant and orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you for this fragrance. Never use candle dye in any body products.

Homemade scenters may find our Caramel Fragrance Oil to be a perfect addition to any candle, perfume, or cleaner. First, candle makers may add this fragrance to either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax at a maximum usage of 10%.  This sugary scent performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. Also, it is nice and strong in both aroma beads and soy wax. We suggest using 2 drops brown liquid candle dye and 1 drop orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or to shred a small amount of a brown color block and an orange color block into your melted wax. Remember, crayons aren’t sufficient substitutes for colorants and will clog your wick. Second, those making lotions, perfumes or cleaning products can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil.  Also, this fragrance will perform perfectly in perfumes. Lastly, do-it-yourself room scenters can use this scent at a 50% usage rate for potpourri, reed diffusers, or incense.

So what are you waiting for? Natures Garden’s Caramel Fragrance Oil is a delectable scent that not only works well in soaps, candles, and a multitude of other delightful homemade products, but it smells great too!

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!

Aug
19

Antique Lace Fragrance


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Antique Lace FragranceAntique Lace Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lace itself is already quite delicate, but antique lace, made by intricate handiwork, is even more fragile. There are two main types of handmade lace: bobbin lace and needle lace. In bobbin lace, threads wound around bobbins are twisted and braided and then the pattern is set by pinning the weaving to a pillow. Needle lace, as the name implies, is made using a needle and thread. This is another scent inspired by something that takes an abundance of time and painstaking effort to make, but only seconds to smell! This fragrance captures the exquisite beauty of lace and softly ages it with a down of musk. The aroma alone will make you feel absolutely elegant.

What Does Antique Lace Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Antique Lace is the romantic scent of jasmine and fresh vanilla beans, with a base note of musk.  It’s even an NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Antique Lace Fragrance Oil?

They make beautiful candles with a floral, musky aroma. Antique Lace scent performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Unfortunately, this scent is not gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for candles are two drops of our Spectrum purple liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of purple color block into your melted wax. I’m not entirely sure why we recommend purple- it’s pretty? It’s noble? I recommend no color. The lace is white, right? And jasmine flowers are white. And vanilla is.. almost white. I say give it that “antique white” tint with a very, very small amount of yellow or brown liquid candle dye or shredded yellow or brown color block. Remember never to use crayons to color candles- it’ll clog up your wick!

They also make sensuously-scented soaps. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this luscious Antique Lace scent in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Antique Lace fragrance oil has a vanillin content of 6%- so it will likely discolor your bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing results showed that Antique Lace caused acceleration and slight ricing in CP soap, but no separation and the finished soap was beautiful. The cured soap had discolored to a dark chocolate color and maintained good scent retention. To eliminate unwanted discoloration, we recommend trying out our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. It is your responsibility to test it in your finished products. Our coloring recommendations for bath and body products are: use as much purple soap dye as you want!

They also use this idyllic aroma to create lotions and perfumes. Antique Lace fragrance performed perfectly in perfume and the maximum recommended usage percentage for lotions and perfumes is 5%.

This alluring aura is also ideal for scenting rooms. It is nice and strong in aroma beads and the maximum recommended usage percentage for Antique Lace in incense and potpourri is 50%.

 

Aug
18

Almond Macaroon Fragrance


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Almond Macaroon Fragrance Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Guess what! Even more almonds. I think this is it, though, for now. Who knows, I could say that and then almonds rain down on me from the sky. If I’ve angered the almond gods. Anywho, here’s this: Almond Macaroon Fragrance. So, macaroons are typically made with ground almonds, sugar, and egg white, and then any other spices you may like. Isn’t that a heckuva lot like Almond Marzipan? You bet your sweet bippy it is, But guess what? This stuff is shaped into “small, circular cakes”* and baked (*I think you’d just call these cookies- but I don’t know a ton about baking, so I’ll defer to the wisdom of Wikipedia.)

What Does Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This luscious almond cookie (a-ha! It is a cookie!) fragrance by Natures Garden is sure to create a sensory delight. Fresh orange sweetens the toasted almond character, as bakery tones of warm cookie and toasted nut add a yummy sensation. Vanilla bean sweetens the cookie tones, completing the gourmand treat.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil?

All kinds of crazy ways! Firstly, they make some pretty sweet decorative candles. Almond Macaroon fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Unfortunately, this fragrance is not gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for candles made using this fragrance oil are: no color. I say try to get a vanilla tint using a very small amount of yellow and/or brown liquid candle dye or a very small amount of shredded color blocks.

Secondly, they make some pretty sweetly scented soaps. We happen to have a very cool Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe ourselves.  The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Macaroon fragrance oil in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. This fragrance performed well in bath and body products. The vanillin content of Almond Macaroon fragrance oil is 15.5%, which means it may discolor your bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing results found that Almond Macaroon fragrance oil did great in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation; a perfect pour. It did, however, discolor to a dark chocolate color. It also has very strong scent retention. We have no color recommendations for soap, either, but if you’re looking to make your soap a color other than dark chocolate or prevent your bath and body products from discoloring, I recommended trying out our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer (though not a guarantee, it could help bring your soap to a white color, and then you can add whichever soap dye you like!)

Thirdly, they make lotions and perfumes. The recommended maximum usage percentage for Almond Macaroon scent in lotions and perfumes is also 5%. This fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes.

Finally, they make room scents. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Macaroon fragrance oil in potpourri and incense is 50%. This fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

 

Aug
13

Alyssum Fragrance


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Alyssum FragranceAlyssum Fragrance Oil – Spotlight

FLOWERS! There are well over 100 different species of this one genus of flower. The most popular type of Alyssum flower is ‘sweet alyssum’ or Lobularia maritima (formerly known as Alyssum maritimum– so no longer technically of the genus Alyssum. I’m sorry if you’re a stickler for the technicalities of plant biology- I’m sure we have another fragrance with a more appropriate name that you might enjoy- Hyacinth, maybe? But I’m sure if you’re a plant biologist you’ve got bigger things on your hands.) Anyway, flowers. They’re cute lil flowers and they smell good. They’re also tough, both heat- and drought-resistant. They can be white, pink, rose-red, or lilac. Caterpillars eat their leaves- it’s adorable, like a children’s book.

What Does Alyssum Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The wonderful aroma of freshly picked alyssum flowers. Boom. That’s it. Done. Pure and simple.

How Do Our Customers Use Alyssum Fragrance Oil?

I’m glad you asked. They make candles: Alyssum fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  The recommended maximum usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Candle coloring recommendations: two drops of purple liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of purple color block into your wax. (I’m gonna go rogue here and suggest pink [the fragrance picture is pink for cornsake]- use a small amount of red liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Pink is just light red. Err on the side of caution- you can always add more coloring, but you can’t take dye out of your wax.)

For soap makers: the maximum recommended usage percentage in bath gels, soaps, bath oils, and cleaning products is 5%! Alyssum fragrance does have a vanillin content of 6%- so keep an eye out for discoloration in these types of products. (You’re welcome to try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer– but we can’t make any guarantees- you have to test it for yourself in your products!) This fragrance performed well in bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing found that Alyssum fragrance oil results in no ricing and no separation. It did however, cause the CP soap to accelerate slightly and discolored the soap to a yellow/orange color. But the scent stayed nice and strong. Our soap coloring recommendations are also purple: use all the purple soap dye you want (or whatever color- *ahem* pink- I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.. or.. dye your soap.) We’ve also got all kinds of cute flower-shaped soap molds! Big ones– like in our CP soap testing videos, little ones, and these ones. We’ve also got a daisy-shaped soap punch (again, apologies to the stickler plant biologists).

The maximum recommended usage percentage for Alyssum fragrance oil in lotions and perfumes is 5% and we have found that it performs perfectly.

Room scents? Oh yeah, for sure. Maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri: 50%. Alyssum fragrance is nice and strong in aroma beads.

Jul
28

Acorn Harvest Fragrance


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acorn harvest fragranceAcorn Harvest Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Feeling squirrely? Then you’ll go nuts for this fragrance oil! Imagine walking through the oak trees in the crisp fall air. You take a deep breath and suddenly something hits you on the head. Is the sky falling?! Don’t be ridiculous, loosey goosey, it’s just an acorn. But ouch, yeah, those lil things sure pack a wallop when they fall from a tall oak tree. You look up to see where it came from and you hear a squirrel chattering. Weird. Squirrels make the weirdest noises. Almost like chirping but also yelling? You decide to high tail it out of there before the squirrel gets anymore ideas. The squirrel can rest easy knowing that his acorns buried in the ground, stored for later, are safe, for now.

What Does Acorn Harvest Fragrance Smell Like?

Acorn Harvest is a very unique, Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance Oil. It is comprised of a warm, earthy, nutty aroma paired with rich buttery vanilla notes. It’s nuts. You’ll feel like you’re standing directly under an oak tree in autumn. What better place is there to be?

How Do Our Customers Use Acorn Harvest Fragrance Oil?

For candle makers, this is just what you’re looking for – Acorn Harvest performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. For coloring candles, we suggest using 3 drops of orange and 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Another coloring suggestion is to shred a small amount of an orange and a yellow color block into your melted wax. Just remember not to try to color your candle with a crayon or you’ll clog the wick! Burn an Acorn Harvest scented candle near an open window and watch the squirrels come a-runnin’.

For incense and potpourri, the maximum usage rate is 50% and Acorn Harvest is nice and strong in aroma beads. We’ve got a fun Autumn Leaves Potpourri recipe you could use this fragrance in, just substitute Autumn Woods fragrance for Acorn Harvest. They have the same usage percentages in potpourri so you should be okay if you stick to the original recipe.

For soap, bath oils, bath gels, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products, the recommended maximum usage is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that Acorn Harvest fragrance does not cause acceleration of your soap batter, there is no separation, no ricing, and the soap retains its gorgeous scent. The fragrance oil discolors CP soap to a dark chocolate brown – the color of acorns..! (Almost.) If you don’t want brown soap, be sure to get some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with discoloration, or add colorful dyes. We recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you (this particular colorant works well in melt and pour and cold process soaps).

We’ve also got some cute little Oak Leaves & Acorns embed molds that you could use to make soap samples or potpourri tarts. Just don’t let the squirrels get their little claws on them!

Oct
24

Scented Putty


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scented-puttyScented Putty

Hey everybody! Are you looking for a new craft for the kiddos? Or maybe a new project that you can do with them for a creative way to spend time together? Or maybe even a fun thing that they can make with their friends? Well, how about our free recipe for our Scented Putty? What kid doesn’t love to play with putty? I know I did, we had it everywhere, all over the house! And what kid wouldn’t love to make their own? They can pick the colors, sizes, whatever they want! This recipe is sure to be a fantastic hit among them and their friends so you should definitely stick this on your future projects to try list!

Ingredients and Equipment Needed to Make Scented Putty

1 tablespoon of Corn Starch

½ teaspoon of Borax

2 tablespoons Distilled Water

1 tablespoons White School Glue

10 drops in FUN Soap Colorant (whatever color you want!)

10 drops Tropical Paradise Flavoring (or any other oil-based flavoring)

Disposable Pipette

Mixing Spoons

4 oz. PET Jar

White Dome Lid 58/400

2 plastic cups (or mixing bowls)

Measuring Spoons

1. In a plastic cup, mix 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 1/2 teaspoon of Borax together. Make sure to mix it well.

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2. In a separate cup add ½ teaspoon of this mixture along with 10 drops of Tropical Blast Flavoring and 10 drops of FUN Soap Colorant. (You can also use any of our body safe fragrances instead of the flavoring. However if you do choose to use fragrance, do not use the plastic cups. Make sure to use a mixing bowl because the fragrance will eat through the plastic cup.) Set aside the cup with the Borax mixture. You will not need it again unless you decide to make more than one!

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Add 1 tablespoon of school glue and 1 tablespoon of Corn Starch to your mixture. Mix it all together until it becomes too difficult to stir.

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Remove the mixture from the cup and place it on a piece of wax paper.

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Roll the putty all around in the palm of your hands.  It will slowly begin to take form.

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When you are finished with your first ball, feel free to make as many more as you want using the rest of the Borax mixture. You will just need to repeat everything from step two including adding the flavoring, corn starch, and colorant. We made 7 putty balls with this awesome recipe, but we still had a little bit left over! So with using all of the Borax mixture, this should make at least about 13 putty balls!  To store the scented putty simply place it in a 4 oz. PET jar and tighten the lid.   Note:  Body Safe fragrance oils can be used for this scented putty recipe instead of flavorings, but if you use fragrance oils, you will need to be sure to mix your putty in a pet plastic container.  Fragrance oils can melt certain plastics. 

Are you just totally intrigued? I’m sure the kiddos are, they will be so excited to make these Scented Putty balls that they will want to start as soon as possible! Are you looking for an awesome craft for the kids to do at a party? Well this is it! This wonderful putty is guaranteed to be a definite favorite, and they will want to make them over and over again. Come on, get started on these as soon as possible! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more crafting fun? Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well!

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