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Jun
20

How Much Fragrance Do I Add?


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How Much Fragrance Do I Add?How Much Fragrance Do I Add?

If you have ever asked yourself and been unsure how to answer the question “How much fragrance do I add to this cosmetic or candle making recipe?”, then this is the perfect craft blog for you! We at Natures Garden would like to help you learn about essential oil and fragrance oil usage rates. So, you can know exactly how to scent your own homemade candles and cosmetic recipes. Not only will we provide a bit more insight on both our recommendations and IFRA’s, but we will help you figure out how to calculate the amount of scent you need for your homemade craft recipes. So, let’s get started!

How Much Fragrance Oil Do I Add?: What is the Usage Rate Used for?

Simply, the usage rate for a scent tells you how much of a scent you can add to your homemade candle and soap recipes. The usage rate is given in the form of a percent, which tells you the percent of this aroma that can be used in your candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes. So, you would take the overall weight of your craft recipe and multiply it by the percent to determine the amount of scent that you can include.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: NG Recommended Usage Rates

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Where Do I Find the Usage Rate?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Where Do I Find the NG Usage Rate?

For each fragrance oil we at Natures Garden have an NG Recommended Fragrance Usage chart. On the page of each fragrance oil, you can find a chart that provides you with the maximum amount of fragrance that we would suggest for various products. Once on the page for your scent, just scroll down and you will find the chart in the description.  Each fragrance oil will have its own chart.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: IFRA Usage Rates

What Is IFRA?

If you have never heard of IFRA before, they are a globally recognized organization that manages the safe use of scented oils. These guidelines are based on assessments from the Research Institute For Fragrance Material (RIFM). So, they will determine the amount of a specific scented oil that can be added to a certain product. So, the limits given by IFRA on the certificates are the absolute maximum that you can use in a product and should not be surpassed. Of course, you don’t have to add their maximum amount on every occasion. You can add less than this amount. This is the maximum scent limit that you should never go over.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Where Do You Find the IFRA?Where Do You Find the IFRA Certificate?

You can find the IFRA data sheet for each one of our scented oils. Each Natures Garden fragrance oil page has a link to its individual IFRA Certificate. If you aren’t sure where to find this information sheet, then take a look at the picture to the left. The link that you are looking for is on the right side of the page beneath the “Add To Cart” button. If you click on the blue colored link that says ” Fragrance Oil IFRA Certificate”, then you will be shown the IFRA Certificate of Compliance with all the maximum usage rates for various products with that particular fragrance oil. This data sheet will pop up in front of the current page to either be reviewed or printed out.  Note: On our mobile site, you can find this information at the end of the description, right above the videos section.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: How Do I Read an IFRA Sheet?How Do I Read an IFRA Certificate?

The IFRA sheet is broken down into eleven different categories. Each of these categories are based on different types of products.  So, you will first need to know the product that you intend to make. The products are separated into categories because they are used different ways either in room scents or on the body. Each category is listed with the maximum level of fragrance that can be added. However, if you below that list, then you will find a description for each of the categories that were listed above. You can use these category descriptions to find where product that you want to make would fit in. Once you have determined which category that you scented product falls into, scroll back up to find the usage rate for that category. This will be the maximum amount of this scent that you can add to your handcrafted recipes.

Example of Reading an IFRA Certificate

For instance, let’s say you wanted to create a face mask recipe with the Angelica Fragrance Oil. You would scroll down and look for this product in the descriptions. A facial recipe would fall under category 5, which you know this because it is in the description for this category. Then, you would need to go back and look at the amount for category 5. For this scented oil, the most that you can add to this cosmetic recipe is 6%. While you can add less than this amount, you can’t add any more than the 6% to your facial recipe.

Is There An IFRA Sheet For Essential Oils?

There sure is! For each individual essential oil you can find an IFRA Certificate in the same area of the description that you would find in the fragrance oil description.

 

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Why Is the Natures Garden Usage Rate Different From IFRA?

If you already know about the IFRA sheets, then you may have notices that the Natures Garden recommendation may occasionally be different. This is because there are two things to consider when adding fragrance oil to your homemade soap and candle recipes. First, the IFRA sheet will provide you with a maximum amount of fragrance that you can comfortably add to you various craft recipes. This amount is the most scent that you are allowed to use in a recipe before it is too much. If there is more that this amount of fragrance, it could potentially irritate the skin.

Second, we at Natures Garden have a maximum amount of fragrance that we include in products to maintain integrity of the recipe. While you may be able to add more scent to your homemade craft recipes, it is possible to add to much fragrance. If you add too much fragrance oil to your recipe, then it may leak out of the product or cause other possible issues. So, we have a set maximum that we use for various products.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Adding More or Less Than 5% Fragrance Oil

So, can you add more than our recommend scent amounts without ruining your products? Technically, yes when the IFRA allows it. But, you will need to experiment to ensure that your products maintain their integrity. Remember that just because you can do something doesn’t mean that its a great idea. We find that adding more than 5% of fragrance oil, when IFRA allow for it is just too much fragrance oil in soap. So, we will never suggest that you use more than 5% of the fragrance in our homemade soap recipes.  On the other hand, there are some fragrance oils that have lower usage rates.  Below, we will talk about both scenarios.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Can I Add Above 5% Fragrance Oil?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Can I Add Above 5% Fragrance Oil?

While we at Natures Garden never recommend that you use above 5%, but you will sometimes find that the IFRA will permit you to use more. For some, this difference can make it confusing as to what amount to use in their products. So, let’s look at a scent where the IFRA allows more than our suggested amount. According to the data sheet, you can technically add up to 15.2% of the Alpine Snowdrift Fragrance Oil to a homemade soap recipe. However, they do not take into consideration the quality of the product. Their recommendation simply means that you have the ability to add scent up to that amount without irritating the skin.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: What If The IFRA Has No Restriction?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: What If The IFRA Has No Restriction?

Another difference between our recommendation and the data  sheet is when IFRA has no restriction for adding the scent to bath and body products. For example, the IFRA sheet says there is no restriction on the amount of McIntosh Apple Fragrance Oil that you can add to you products. However, it wouldn’t make sense to add 100% or 99% fragrance oil to your soap recipe. Think about it for a second. If you went to that extreme, you wouldn’t have a bar of soap.

 

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/mcintosh-apple-fragrance-oilHow Much Fragrance Do I Add: Why Is The Usage Rate Below 5% for Fragrance?

Although our maximum usage rate for making soap is 5%, not all fragrances can be added at this high of an amount. If you check the IFRA sheet for this scented oil, you would find that category 9, which includes soap, and the carrot cake scent can only include up to 1%. While your homemade soap has the potential to carry more fragrance oil, you shouldn’t add any more than the 1% amount. This scent can only be included up to 1% according to the IFRA’s standards and anymore could irritate the skin. So, we provide a recommendation that is in compliance with IFRA at 1% usage rate for the carrot cake scent.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Need More Help With Percents?

If you aren’t necessarily math inclined, then you may benefit from practicing a bit more with percents. The Percentages in Real Life article from GCF Global will walk you through a few different situations that involved using percents. These real world situations use the same method as calculating the usage rate, so this practice will definitely help with craft making. Plus, you can use this knowledge to better navigate sales tax, markdowns in retail, and calculating a tip at a restaurant. So, you will definitely want to check this page out if you need the practice!

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Any Questions?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Any Questions?

We hope that you have learned something new about how to add scented oils to your candle and soap recipes! If you have any more questions then feel free to reach out to us to ask your questions. You can talk to us on the phone, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach us online is through our social media. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have, but you can share your own scented craft recipes, too! So, we hope that we hear from you sometime very soon!

Mar
12

Scents of Spring


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Scents of SpringScents of Spring

Spring is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited! This delightful season is full of life, fresh greenery, and blooming flowers. Thanks to the aroma of our delightful spring time fragrances, you can enjoy the scents of spring in your homemade craft recipes. In this cosmetic blog you will find all kinds of lovely scented oils that would be perfect for creating homemade cosmetic recipes for spring. You can check out some of our favorite spring fragrances for homemade recipes below!

Scents of Spring: White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance OilScents of Spring: White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance Oil

One delightful aroma for spring is our White Peach and Silk Blossoms Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is an elegant blend of upscale scents that bring out some of the best parts of spring! This aroma of sophisticated floral notes, which include scents of peony petals, muguet lily and silk flowers (mimosa flowers). The lovely aroma continues with notes of floral sandalwood and floral musk, with effervescent top notes of fresh peach, mandarin, and neroli blossoms. So, this cheerful blend of beautiful floral notes and juicy fruit aromas is perfect for creating homemade craft recipes that will delight your senses!

Scents of Spring: Wisteria Blvd Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful aroma for springtime craft ideas is Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance oil is a classic floral aroma that is fully in bloom. The aroma has feminine notes of wisteria, violet, rose, and ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musk notes. So, this floral scent would be perfect for creating feminine cosmetic recipes. Plus, this captivating and enchanting scent is perfect for diy candles, as it will fill your home with a delightful floral aroma. So, bring the fresh scent of spring in bloom straight to your home!

Scents of Spring: Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful scent that is perfect for this time of year is our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious scent was created to capture the exciting aroma of an Easter basket full of candy. This scent has a  shimmering aroma of garden greens that is highlighted with a hint of mint for a refreshing sensation. Then, a blend of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones for added texture, while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend. Finally, the aroma has hints of musk to finish out the aroma. So, this delicious fragrance would be perfect for creating homemade soaps or candles that will capture the fun of this spring holiday!

Scents of Spring: Butterfly Flowers Fragrance Oil Scents of Spring: Butterfly Flowers Fragrance Oil

Of course, the abundance of blooming flowers are sure to attract beautiful butterflies. Our Butterfly Flowers Fragrance Oil contains a floral blend that is nearly as irresistible as the real thing. This scented oil has fresh ozone notes to open this light hearted green floral bouquet. These green notes lead to a blend of lily and sage that intertwines with shimmering greens. Then, tangy tones of cassis provide a bright accent for the floral aroma. Finally, the sweet amber and crisp orange flower are blended with musk at the base of the scent. Altogether this gorgeous floral aroma is perfect for creating cosmetic recipes that embrace the most wonderful parts of spring!

Scents of Spring: Watercress and Aloe Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

Do you want to feel refreshed and invigorated? The Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden will sure to put a spring in your step! Not only is this another great scent for spring, but this refreshing scent is a quality spa scent! First, this aroma begins with top notes of lemon rind and fresh palm leaves. These notes are followed by an aroma of fresh watercress and aloe notes. Finally, this refreshing scented oil will finish with a base of jasmine and eucalyptus. This lovely and fresh fragrance oil is a wonderful aroma to enjoy in your various homemade craft recipes.  

Scents of Spring: Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance Oil

Next, you can enjoy the lovely aroma of our Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance Oil for spring time! This scented oil is both beautiful and complex. This scented oil blends notes of Nashi Pear, Apple, and Leafy Greenery. These refreshing notes are followed by a middle of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, and Rose Petals. All of these notes are resting on base notes of Pear Nectar, Musk, and Peony Blossoms. These refreshing scents blend perfectly to create a fantastic fragrance oil that you will be sure to love in your homemade craft recipes!

Scents of Spring: Tulip Fragrance Oil Scents of Spring: Tulip Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful fragrance oil that is perfect for enjoying this spring is our lovely Tulip Fragrance OilThis wonderful floral fragrance has an exquisite aroma of freshly bloomed tulips that is both strong and true to real life. In fact, this scent is a dupe of one of the most expensive fragrances we have tested and there is simply no other tulip that we have found that compares! So, this lovely fragrance oil would be perfect for including with your candle making supplies to bring the lovely aroma of spring into your home!

Scents of Spring: Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Anjou Pear Blossoms Fragrance Oil

The aroma of our Anjou Pear Blossoms Fragrance Oil is yet another fantastic aroma for spring! This sophisticated aroma blends sweet fruit and flower scents to create a fantastic ingredient for your homemade soap and candle recipes. The fragrance begins with a blend of bergamot, pear nectar, and ripe, orchard apples. Further, this scent is enhanced by heady garden florals of jasmine, lily, rose, pear blossoms, and gardenia. These fragrances are intertwined with precious notes of woods and vanilla. These lovely aromas combine to create a fragrance that is simply irresistible!

Scents of Spring: Daisy Type Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Also, the lovely aroma of our Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is perfect for creating scented spring crafts. First, this aroma has top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine. These bright scents are followed by middle notes of muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, and day lily.  Finally, these lovely notes are sitting on a base of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk. Altogether this light, floral fragrance oil is perfect for creating bath and body recipes that will pamper your senses!

Scents of Spring: Giggles Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Giggles Fragrance Oil

The bright and energizing aroma of our Giggles Fragrance Oil is another fantastic choice for your spring candle and soap recipes. This happy aroma begins with top notes of clary sage, Italian lemon, and hints of bergamot. These scents are followed by middle notes of spicy carnation, and lily of the valley. Finally, the aroma finishes with a blend of cedarwood, patchouli, and amber. So, this delightful fragrance oil is sure to be a perfect aroma to help you enjoy this time of year!

Scents of Spring: Chance of A Lifetime Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Chance of A Lifetime Fragrance Oil

Another lovely fragrance for spring is our Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil. This scented oil embraces the aroma of a successful, ambitious woman who loves the finer things in life. This fragrance oil is a blend of citron, water hyacinth, jasmine, iris, teakwood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, and white musk. This floral aroma is a refreshing fragrance oil that would be perfect for creating bath and body recipes for spring.

Scents of Spring: NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance OilScents of Spring: NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil

The refreshing aroma of our NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil is perfect for creating homemade candles and cosmetic recipes. This aroma has top notes of petitgrain, Italian bergamot, and ozonic notes. The aroma continues with middle notes of lilac, lily of the valley, and hints of tuberose. Finally, the scent rests on base notes of sweet vanilla, amber, precious musk, and oakmoss. This refreshing blend of greenery creates a fragrance oil that is clean, refreshing and perfect for creating spring candles and crafts.

Scents of Spring: Deb's Flower Shoppe Fragrance Oil Scents of Spring: Deb’s Flower Shoppe Fragrance Oil

Another Natures Garden fragrance that encapsulates the beauty of spring is the Deb’s Flower Shoppe Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is just like walking into a real flower shoppe. You can smell the aroma of all of the flowers, green stems, and water droplets on the flower petals filling the air. This aroma has top notes of hyacinth, green leaves, and lime. Further, the aroma has middle notes of rose, cyclamen, and carnation. Finally, the aroma ends with a blend of gardenia and green notes of trailing ivy. Together, these refreshing scents create a floral aroma that is perfect to add to your candle and soap scents list for spring!

Scents of Spring: Honeycomb Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Honeycomb Fragrance Oil

The lovely Honeycomb Fragrance Oil is an aroma that captures the essence of springtime garden in full bloom. First, this classic floral fragrance opens with a blend of Rose petals, Geranium, and velvety violets. Further, this blend of lovely floral notes is surrounded by the sweet scent of honey nectar and scrumptious orchard fruits. Not only is this a fantastic scent for spring, but this sweet aroma is well loved by many of our customers. You are sure to enjoy this scented oil as well! 

Scents of Spring: Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Scents of Spring: Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance

Another lovely aroma that you can include in your homemade creations is our Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a sexy magnolia scent that you are sure to enjoy. This well rounded aroma starts with top notes of mandarin, ylang ylang, grapefruit, freesia, and hyacinth. Then, the aroma continues with middle notes of tuberose, magnolia, plum, and lily. All of these notes are sitting on base notes of white musk and vanilla bean. Together these scent notes create a fragrance that is perfect for any of your spring craft ideas!

Scents of Spring: Poison Crocus Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Poison Crocus Fragrance Oil

The lovely aroma of our Poison Crocus Fragrance Oil is a delight floral that is perfect for this season. This fragrance encapsulates the aroma of the first flower to bloom in Spring. This scented oil uses bright notes of Bergamot, and Sweet Orange Oil lead this deceptively delicate fragrance with mid notes of Iris, White Rose, and Mediterranean Fig. Finally, the aroma ends with soft powdery finish of Woods, Musk and Vetiver finish this intriguing floral blend. This blend of beautiful fragrance notes is perfect for creating lovely floral scented candles and bath recipes that you will enjoy!

Scents of Spring: Petals of Spring Fragrance OilScents of Spring: Petals of Spring Fragrance Oil

Lastly, we have the lovely aroma of our Petals of Spring Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of freesia, and jasmine, followed by notes of lily of the valley, honeysuckle. These notes rest on a base of plum and raspberry. This blend of fragrance notes creates an irresistible scented oil that is perfect for your homemade recipes.

Scents of Spring: Fun Spring Activities

There is just so much that you can do and enjoy in the spring time! Not only can you enjoy the lovely scents of spring through our fragrance oils, but there are all kinds of fun activities that are perfect for this time of year, too. You can find something fun to do on this list of 50 Fun Spring Activities from Real Simple. This list of fun spring activities include all kinds of fun things to do that you can check off as you go to track how much fun you are having!

Scents of Spring: Reach Out to UsScents of Spring: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed these perfect fragrance oils for spring! Of course, you can check out even more lovely spring scents on our page of Spring and Summer Scents. If you have any questions about using these scents, then feel free to reach out to us. Of course, you can always reach out to us in the NG store, on our HUG Line, and on our website. Another easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media pages. First, you can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can find us @ngscents to reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter. You can use these platforms to get answers to your questions as well as share your own favorite scents for this time of year. So, have fun crafting with this lovely fragrances!