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Feb
07

Soap Fragrance Oils for Spring


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Soap Fragrance Oils for Spring

Spring is right around the corner.  I am sure those of you creating cold process soap are currently testing new scents and looking for new additions to your spring soap line up.  So, Natures Garden is going to show you some of our best soap fragrance oils for spring.  While all of these soap scents do wonderfully in melt and pour soap, we also wanted to include cp soap makers.  When creating this list we looked at each fragrance oil’s performance in cold process soap.  We took into consideration acceleration, ricing, and separation.  We also took into consideration the amount of time you would have to work with the batter.  Finally, yes, we looked at discoloration.  However, that being said, some of the ones that discolored were just too good not to have on this list.

 Queen of the Nile Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil

First, Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil.  This is an exotic and powerful, this fragrance oil in cold process soap.  It is the aroma of the glorious night blooming lily.  This scent which overflows with notes of a alluring floral musk combined with cassis and ripe berries.

 

Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapQueen of the Nile Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, how did this fragrance oil perform in cold process soap?  Well, there was no ricing, no ricing, and of course, no separation. This fragrance oil caused the soap to turn to a caramel color. However, the cured soap had a very strong scent retention.

 

  Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

Next, Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil will take you back to your childhood.  What’s so great about this scent?  It is perfect for both spring and summer.  This candy aroma is that of sweet and sour mandarin oranges, fruity pineapples, and wild watermelon. This Natures Garden scent can be compared the aroma of Starburst Watermelon Chews.

Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Why did sour watermelon candy make our soap fragrance oils for Spring list?  Well, first of all, it is absolutely perfect in cold process soap.  The was no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, and no separation.  But, what really blew us away was its strength in cured cp soap.  It has an extremely strong scent retention!

 Elegant Diva Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil

Next, on our soap fragrance oils for spring is Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil. There are a couple reasons why this one made the list.  First, being that it was amazing in soap.  However, we also know that finding florals for cold process soap can be tough.  This floral scent from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a beautiful powdery floral rose aroma.  It has notes of soft peony petals and undertones of sandalwood to warm the fragrance.

Top:  Orange, Bergamot
Mid: Rose, Narcissus, Peony, Orange Blossoms
Base:  Sandalwood, Vanilla, Rosewood

Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapElegant Diva Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, while Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil does discolor to milk chocolate color, there is some acceleration when soaping at normal temperatures.  However, when you soap at room temperature there was no acceleration and performed wonderfully.  In addition, there was no separation, and no ricing.  The soap retention is very strong with this floral scent.

 Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil

Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the delicious blend of freshly squeezed lemonade, sweet, juicy raspberries.  Then, it is given a unique twist of natural fresh lavender and finished with white musk.

Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapRaspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

When used in soap, Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil performs perfectly.  This scent has no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  This scent discolors to the perfect color for a lemonade, a butter color.  Finally, Raspberry Lemonade scent has very strong scent retention.

 Dare to be Sexy Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a naughty blend of sweet sensuality and sinful fruits starring in this Oh So Sexy fragrance. Luscious peach nectar, red delicious apple and ripe blood orange lead you to the sensual floral heart. Delicate muguet and pretty pink peonies are teased by a tempting black plum, and tickled with notes of musky vanilla.

Top Notes: Peach Nectar, Apple, Blood Orange
Mid Notes: Muguet, Pink Peony, Black Plum
Base Notes: Musk, Precious Woods, Vanilla

Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapDare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil is fabulous in cold process soap! The scent retention is super strong.  The soap batter showed no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The soap also showed no discoloration throughout cure.

 

 

 Peach Perfection Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil

Next, compare Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies to Tyler’s Peachy King.  How do we describe this scent?  Well, it is mouth-watering.  It starts with bursts of peach nectar, not a sweet peach though.  This is a more ripe juicy peach aroma.   Then, the peach aroma opens to orchard fruits of peach and cherry.  Finally, it is highlighted by the effervescence of citrus bergamot and slight hints of dewy orange blossoms This is the perfect spring and summer fragrance oil.

Top Notes: Peach, Bergamot, Banana, Cherry, Orange
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Green Notes, Vanilla

 Peach Perfection Fragrance OilPeach Perfection Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil showed o ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  This fragrance oil causes the soap to discolor to a cream.  The discoloration is very manageable and the peach scent gives you plenty of time to work.  Finally, the scent retention is very strong.

 Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sangria Fragrance Oil

Sangria fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a refreshing aroma starting with notes of grape.  It also contains citrus notes of orange, lemon, and lime, along with apple.  Finally, those notes are followed by a heart of fruity pomegranate and blackberries.  Sangria Fragrance Oil finishes with dry down of sugar. This fruity fragrance oil now contains higher amounts of essential oil.

Sangria Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSangria Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Delicious scent!  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration after cure.  Scent stayed nice and strong!

 

 Spring Rain Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Spring Rain Fragrance Oil

Spring Rain fragrance oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a musky blend of beautiful floral combination of carnation, tiger lily, alyssum, orchids, and fresh roses.  The floral notes are blended with nuances of fresh greenery. This spring aroma is also a best selling scent.

Spring Rain Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSpring Rain Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Spring Rain Fragrance Oil is absolutely stunning spring time floral scent.  When used in cold process soap, there was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. In addition, there was no discoloration. Finally, it showed a very strong scent retention in the cured soap.

 Blackberry Jam Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is not only fabulous in cp soap, it’s also very popular with candle makers.  In fact, our clients have made this fruity spring time scent a best seller.  Natures Garden’s Blackberry Jam aroma is  is a blend of fresh tart blackberries.  The blackberries blend with base notes of vanilla and crisp greenery.

Top Notes:  peach, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple
Mid Notes:  orange, violet, jasmine
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, greenery

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapBlackberry Jam Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is wonderful in cold process soap.  It had no ricing, no acceleration, or separation. In addition, it had no discoloration. Lastly, it had very good scent retention once cured.

 

Jelly Bean Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil

Jelly Bean fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies awakens your senses with the aroma of luscious mixed fruit notes. This candy scent is a must have in the spring. It starts with the aroma of Wild cherries balanced with juicy peaches and sweet strawberries. Then, you will smell just slight hints of cinnamon as the fragrance oil is rounded out at the base with notes of vanilla and musk to create sweet tones.

Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapJelly Bean Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, as you can see, this fragrance oil will discolor your finished soap to a light brown.  However, it was perfect otherwise.  We could not possible leave this one off the list.  It had no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  You will have plenty of time to play with your soap batter.  To help with the discoloration, you can always use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  The scent retention is absolutely amazing and strong!

 

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil

Sweet Tea Zing fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of a perfect spring or summer afternoon.  This tea scent starts with the relaxing aroma of sipping sweet tea.  But this isn’t any ordinary tea scent, it has hints of lemon zest, hints of honey nectar.  Finally, it is finished with nuances of cardamom.

Top: Earl Grey Tea, Lemon, Bergamot
Mid: Honey, Cardamom
Base: Mint Leaves, Green Tea Leaves

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil is phenomenal in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  It had slight discoloration to a light beige.  This tea scent maintained a strong scent retention through the curing process.

 Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil

Euphoric Majesty fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a feminine scent full of allure and sensuality.  This powerful scent is a combination of juicy pomegranate, fresh green notes, persimmon, mysterious black orchids, lotus blossom, warm amber and mahogany woods.  Finally, this scent finishes with black violet, and a creamy accord.  This Natures Garden’s fragrance oil can be compared to Euphoria fragrance.

 Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilEuphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil performed perfectly in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  It only slightly discolors to a very slight tan. The strong scent retention will blow you away.

 

 Extremely Sexy for MEN Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Extremely Sexy For Men Fragrance Oil

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a masculine citrus spice combination.  This fragrance oil starts with top citrus notes of pink lime, bergamot leaves, and tangerine. The citrus notes are followed by a heart of cinnamon bark, lime wood, and sage. Finally, it finishes with vetiver and orange flowers.  Natures Garden’s Extremely Sexy for Men can be compared to Very Sexy for Men perfume.

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapExtremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil is awesome in cold process soap making.  It had no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Finally, it remained without discoloration throughout the cure.

 

Dec
07

Coconut Soap Recipes


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Coconut Soap RecipesCoconut Soap Recipes

Coconut Oil is one of the most popular oils that is used in soap making. It’s very affordable, easy to obtain and it can be very good for the skin and hair. If you love making soap, or are new to soap making, take a look at some of Nature’s Garden’s coconut soap recipes. Not only will you be inspired by the creativity, but you skin will be happy and healthy looking!

Coconut oil is perfect for smoothing out dry, frizzy hair and it is also good for nourishing dry, split ends. If you have a sensitivity to products that contain a lot of chemicals or fragrances, this is a good, natural alternative to lotion or body cream and of course, it’s perfect for hydrating that itchy, dry skin. Since coconut oil contains Vitamin E, it is also perfect for helping to delay the look of wrinkles.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?

As you may know, there are two types of coconut oil. Nature’s Garden offers Coconut Oil-76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Both work equally well in all bath and body products. You may notice that fractionated coconut oil does not solidify like regular coconut oil-76 does. That is because the fatty triglycerides from the oil have been removed and what is left is the clear, liquid form of the coconut oil. This type of coconut oil is perfect for using in massage oils, as a carrier oil for lip gloss or essential oils. Any time you want your product to stay at as a liquid, fractionated coconut oil is the perfect answer.

Coconut Oil-76 is a solid form of and only turns liquid in temperatures of 76 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Coconut oil is popular in any type of soap making, bath and body products and even in cooking. It is also very obtainable in grocery stores, soap making supply stores and at any type of big box store. It also very affordable, which makes it perfect for making soap. Both types of coconut oil will give your soap a wonderful, bubbly lather and can also contribute to making your soap hard and white. Coconut Oil-76 is perfect for any type of cosmetic product or bath and body product, such as a body scrub, that you want to have a solid form to.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our first recipe looks good enough to eat and smells just as delicious! Our Orange Swirled Cold process soap is a yummy concoction of some major skin loving ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil-76, avocado oil are just a few of the ingredients that go into this soap. It smells amazing since we used our Blood Orange fragrance oil. This is a perfect blend of tangy oranges and a touch of floral thyme in the background. To top off this sweet smelling soap is some cute orange slices that were made with some Diamond Melt and Pour soap. This recipe makes 16 bars of soap. They would make perfect gifts to give this Christmas.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Raspberry Cold Process soap recipe. This is an easy cp soap recipe that looks like a piece of raspberry swirled cheesecake. This soap is made with cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil-76, sunflower oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, to just name a few. We scented this soap in our Fresh Raspberry. A lovely, bright and fresh, true raspberry fragrance.  This recipe makes 9 bars of soap.

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

You may have noticed that beards are incredibly popular among today’s male population. Since your beard is the first thing that is noticed about you, it should be given some extra special attention. Plus, a scruffy beard makes a bad first impression. This Beard Soap is a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products! Your beard will be soft, smooth and the skin underneath will be nicely moisturized. We made this hot process soap with coconut oil-76, jojoba oil, lanolin and shea butter. Plus, we chose to scent this soap  in our Gurjan Balsam Essential oil. This is a very natural and manly smell. 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here is a fun soap to make at Christmas time! Mistletoe Cold Process soap is made with mango butter, apricot kernel oil, and both fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil-76. This makes a wonderful lathery bar that will last you all through the Christmas season. We scented this soap in our Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil which is a perfect scent for the holidays! This fragrance is a bright blend of cedar, sandalwood, ivy, musk and cool camphor! Your skin will be smelling like the holidays with this soap recipe!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

This Herbal Soap Recipe is a lovely recipe for those that like a more natural scent to their soap. This soap is scented in Dandelion Pear which smells fresh and clean, just like soap should smell! Bitter dandelion and wildflowers are the top notes which is mellowed out by pear, green tea and aloe. This is a perfect springtime soap! We used coconut-76, shea butter, sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. On top, we used mango butter melt and pour for the smiley face embeds and sprinkle Chamomile Flowers on top for a finishing touch.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! For this recipe we chose to use Fractionated coconut oil along with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil. We also used fresh brewed coffee as part of the lye mixture! Next we added in some coffee grounds to give the soap some gentle exfoliation. We scented this soap in our Cappuccino fragrance oil that smells of coffee, cream and sugar! Lastly, we sprinkled whole coffee beans on top the white fluffy topping to put this cold process soap over the top!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process soap is fun soap to create for the beginning of the new year, or even for Valentine’s Day. This creative soap is made with fractionated coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil and even some lanolin to give it some extra moisturizing! On top we added some cute little melt and pour soap embeds made into champagne bottles! We scented this soap in our very popular NG Strawberries & Champagne fragrance oil! This scent is a perfect combination of strawberries and effervescent apple cider!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? Pretty much everybody. So why not create a soap that is America’s favorite number one dessert!  This soap would be perfect for your brownie lovers or even kids who like a sweet treat to make bath time more fun! Hot Fudge Brownie Cold Process soap is going to make your bathroom  smell like brownie heaven! We used our Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil, which smells like fresh, fudgey brownies! The soap batter was made using fractionated coconut oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil and we even used some organic cocoa powder for natural colorant!

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Fruit Frenzy Cold Process soap is a very good recipe for beginners. Simple ingredients such as fractionated coconut oil coconut oil-76, castor oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter will help make your soap rich, creamy and moisturizing. Also, we scented this soap in our Fresh Fruit Slices, which smells like everything fruit! Fresh Fruit Slices fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no discoloring, ricing, accelerating or separating. We also added some dried orange peel to help give this soap a natural color! Perfectly simple and sweet!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

So what is the benefit of adding pumpkin puree to your soap? Well in our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe it does help add some natural color. Best of all, pumpkin is full of alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and vitamins A and D, which have been shown to soften and smooth skin as well as boost collagen to help prevent signs of aging! Along with pumpkin puree we used fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and even some pumpkin seed oil to make this soap amazingly skin friendly! The fragrance oil we chose to use is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance oil. It smells deliciously fall like with a scent of apples, pumpkin butter and spices!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Wine Cold Process Soap. This soap can be made with any kind of wine you would like to use. The addition of wine helps with natural colorant and is used in place of water. This soap was made using strictly oil, no butters. You will have a lovely, moisturizing bar of soap! Of course our fragrance of choice is Merlot fragrance oil. This is a wonderful blend of raspberries, plums, and strawberries with a spicy background!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake cold process soap is a beautiful rendition of the yummy, decadent dessert. With its pretty blue and white swirls and the fluffy topping, this soap is almost too pretty to use! Made with both coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil, these oils along with shea butter, safflower oil and palm oil will give your luxurious, lathering soap! Of course the inspiration behind the soap was our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil! This fragrance oil is a sweet blend of cheesecake, blueberries, cream, vanilla and brown sugar, you will be tempted to take a lick!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you need a groovy soap recipe to enhance your line of bath and body products, give this Hippies & Hemp cold process soap recipe a try! How cool is this soap with its psychedelic swirls of neon colors!  We created this soap using  shea butter, safflower oil, coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Your skin will be pleased with the rich moisturizing qualities that will come from this bar of soap! We used our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil that is a truly unique blend of cannabis, violet, green fern and cashmere woods. This soap will definitely have people stopping in their tracks. If not to smell, but to notice the fun swirl of colors that will catch their eye!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lime Cold Process Soap is a fun soap to make if you enjoy frosting and decorating! This recipe along with the fragrance oil, Agave Lime are a perfect combination to allow you to decorate and get fancy! We used coconut oil-76, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil for the soap batter and frosting! Since Agave Lime fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no ricing, discoloring, separation or accelerating, you will have no problems when it comes to piping! For the limes we used Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base and perched them atop the fluffy white frosting!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

As you noticed, most of our recipes have been cold process, which is very popular in the soaping world due to “clean-ness” of your finished product. However, hot process is a quicker, if not easier soaping process. The crock pot does all the work for you and your cure time is cut down. The main difference is that hot process soap has a more rustic appearance that CP soap.

Take our Apricotie Hottie Soap for instance. This is truly a simple soap recipe and perfect for beginners! Made with only a few ingredients such as coconut oil-76, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and apricot kernel oil, you will have a wonderful, sudsy, moisturizing bar of soap in no time! Our Apricot Fragrance Oil smells so amazing sweet and “apricotie”! Plus this fragrance holds up beautifully through the hot processing!

Coconut Soap Recipes: That’s it for now

We hope you enjoyed learning all these recipes that use coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Both oils are amazing for your skin and will give your bars of cold and hot process soap the best moisturizing abilities there are!

We love hearing from our followers and customers! If you have a beautiful creation that you would love to share with the world, come find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents) Take a picture, tell us what Nature’s Garden product you used and we will share it will everybody!

Nov
08

Popular Christmas Fragrances


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Popular Christmas FragrancesPopular Christmas Fragrances

It’s almost that time of year! Time for Christmas, time for gifts and time for some inspiration to create those gifts. Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming! From decorating the house, writing out Christmas cards, baking cookies, shopping, Christmas parties, well, the list can go on and on. Plus, trying to think up something fun and unique to give for your friends and family can be intimidating as well. If your a crafter, soaper, candlemaker, then naturally you have the urge to make something for those friends and family. Nature’s Garden has a list of our 10 Popular Christmas Fragrances that we hope will get those creative juices flowing!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

First up we have our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. This is a very popular fragrance at Christmas time! This isn’t just a straight up peppermint scent. This fragrance is peppermint, spearmint, with a touch of strawberries, eucalyptus and a nice soft background of vanilla.

Candy Cane fragrance worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separation, or accelerating! However, we did experience some discoloring to a brown. You can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent the oxidation of the fragrance. Also, the scent retention was strong and true throughout the cure time!

This fragrance oil is body safe and would be perfect in all bath and body products. We have a wonderful recipe that uses our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. Check out our sweet Candy Cane Candle. This candle has pretty pink, red and white layers with a fluffy white topping and some sweet little swirled wafer embeds sitting atop the fluff!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This next fragrance oil is lovely all year long, not just at Christmas time! Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil has a true Cabernet scent of cherries and oak. With hints of ginger, vanilla and wine, this is a perfect fragrance to get you into the holiday spirit.

Christmas Cabernet is a soaper’s dream! During our cold process soap testing, there was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. Although it did turn a shade of olive brown, using a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent this. Also, the scent retention was incredibly strong even after its cure time. This fragrance is also body safe and makes some wonderful smelling bath and body products. It also worked equally well in all soy and vegetable waxes.

If you enjoy making bath and body products, check out our Wine Sugar Scrub recipe. Sugar scrubs are incredibly popular and easy to make. A few simple ingredients such as sugar, olive oil, cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, is all it takes to make up nine 4 oz. jars of this yummy smelling scrub! Your skin will smell amazing and will also feel soft and smooth afterward.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden’s Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is a true best seller during the holiday season. If Christmas had a smell it would definitely be the scent of bayberries, cranberries, cinnamon and orange zest! With one sniff, you can practically picture a pine tree, decorated with garlands of popcorn, cranberries, twinkling white lights and rustic ornaments adorning the branches, sitting in the corner of a cozy cabin, a warm, crackling fire burning in the stone fireplace. This fragrance is a definite must for your Christmas line-up!

Christmas Cabin did perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, accelerating, separating or discoloring. Also, the scent retention was nice a strong! This fragrance also was perfect in all candle wax testing and room freshening sprays!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is perfect for those that want a pine fragrance that isn’t overwhelming! Definite top notes of cinnamon, bayberries and apples along with the undertones of pine and thyme. A perfect balance that smells fresh and crisp!

Christmas Thyme is one of the few fragrances that is not body safe, therefore we did no cold process soap testing, nor any testing in bath and body products. However, this is a wonderful scent for those looking for candle fragrances that have wonderful cold and hot throws. This fragrance also makes a perfect room freshener or potpourri and incense.

If you are looking for a recipe to create for those that like potpourri, check out our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe. This recipe uses our DPG solvent and of course, Christmas Thyme fragrance oil. When it’s ready to use, simply pour into your potpourri burner or even an oil burner and let your house fill with the fresh, clean scent of an outdoor Christmas.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance Oil

What in the world is a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins? This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. A very yummy smelling cotton head you will be!

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, accelerating, separating, it soaped beautifully. However, it does discolor to a chocolate brown. The addition of some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be perfect to help prevent that. This fragrance oil also tested positive in room fresheners, all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

Have you ever thought of making your own play dough? It’s actually an easy craft that the kids can help out making! With some flour, vegetable oil and warm water, you can have some fun creating when it gets too yucky to play outside! Our Scented Play Dough recipe is made with five different colors and five different Christmas fragrances, one being Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins! This is must try if your kids are looking for something fun to do!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Our Country Christmas fragrance oil is a truly fantastic scent that is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is another fragrance oil that makes me picture an old fashioned Christmas in a warm, cozy farmhouse or cabin. 

Country Christmas fragrance oil was not tested in cold process soap due to the fact that the maximum body safeness level was very low. If you do choose to soap with it, please try to stick to the guideline of the percentage we have allowed for. However, this fragrance is perfect in candles, wax melts, and any type of room freshening recipe!

With a country Christmas comes pictures of rustic decorations, home smells and family gatherings. We developed an easy decoration that uses our Country Christmas fragrance! Our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments are a fun, easy craft to create! Simply wrap twine around an inflated balloon, coat the twine in scented glue, allow to dry. When the twine has hardened, you can pop the balloon and you’re left with a yummy smelling, rustic ornament that will give your tree a down-home look!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is truly a charming Christmas scent that is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses! Smell the plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody pine undertones and you will be entranced with the combination!

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance did very well in our cold process soap testing! There was no accelerating, ricing or separating. It did discolor to a light beige. It also did wonderful in bath and body products, room fresheners and in all candle waxes with strong scent retention all around.

A very unique fragrance oil deserves its very own recipe! Our creative team came up with the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb recipe! This is a perfect creation for the little girls in your life. With its  sweet fragrance and its pretty sparkly, purple color, the kids will want to take a bath to watch the fizzy, bubbly fun!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Do elves sweat? I really don’t know, but if they do than it probably smells like this fragrance!  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by Santa’s elves.  Magical, happy, and hard-working…the perfect description of the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  This is fun, creative fragrance oil that will make any products pop!

Elf Sweat fragrance oil is a perfect, all around fragrance that works perfectly in all types of products. In our cold process soap testing, it behaved perfectly with no ricing, accelerating or separating. It did discolor to a light beige color, but that can be prevented with so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Our customers love this fragrance in everything from candles, to bath bombs to lotion! A good fragrance to keep in stock during the holidays!

Who knew that lumps of coal could smell so good! These Elf Sweat scented bath bombs are perfect for anybody in your family that’s not been very good all year. Just kidding! They are perfect for anybody in your family that deserves a fun treat for bath time! From little kids to big kids, bath bombs are a perfect way to get them into the bath tub with out fussing! Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs will leave your skin soft and hydrated with baking soda and coconut oil! Plus, with the addition of Hawaiian Black Salt and activated charcoal, they are perfect for exfoliating the skin also! 

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Gingersnap Cookies fragrance oil smells like true gingersnap cookies! The bite of ginger, with base notes of bakery scents is the perfect addition to any line of smell good bath treats you are creating for the holiday season!

When we tested Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. While it did discolor to a light tan, that seems to be perfect for a gingersnap scented soap if you ask me! The scent retention was strong and yummy through its cure time! It also worked perfectly in all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

I feel that you can never have to many bath bomb recipes or ideas to have in stock, especially when it comes to Christmas time! Bath bombs are really easy to make and kids love them! They truly can make bath time fun time! With skin friendly ingredients, adults love them to. They leave your skin soft and moisturized feeling! These Gingerbread Cookies Bath Bombs are perfect to give in spa bags or gift baskets!  Add in some gingersnap cookies lotion, soap and candle set and you have a truly lovely gift set to give!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Reindeer Poo? In a fragrance oil? Do people really want to smell that? Well of course they do! If it’s from Nature’s Garden they do! Reindeer Poo fragrance oil is a unique blend of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Base notes of vanilla and cedarwood balance it all out! This is truly a fun fragrance to have in your collection!

Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil did accelerate in our cold process soap testing, so it is strongly suggested to soap at room temperature. However, there was no ricing or separating. It did discolor to a tan, but the scent stayed strong and true through its cure time. This fragrance did perfect in all candle waxes and in room fresheners. It also performed well in bath and body products.

If you are looking for a fun craft to make for somebody special this Christmas, our Reindeer Poo candle is the answer. This pretty candle is made using our Palm Container Wax. This wax has a beautiful crystal effect when it has hardened, which is perfect for winter-themed candles. On top of the whipped, fluffy snow is a little present left by Rudolph! What could it be? Well Reindeer Poo of course! (The good smelling kind!)

Popular Christmas Fragrances: That’s All For Now

We hope you have enjoyed learning about some of these popular Christmas fragrances from Nature’s Garden. If you would like to explore more of our Christmas fragrances, follow this link to see what we have to offer! Once you have made your awesome creations with any of Nature’s Garden products, come find us on social media and show us what you did! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). Show us a picture and we will share for all to see! We love seeing what our customers have been up to and it’s an awesome way to toot your own horn and be proud of what you did!

Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Have you been looking into a fun, new craft that doesn’t take a lot of time or equipment? How about creating your own soap?  When thinking of making soap, your mind goes to lye and long cure times. Also, most people shy away from the idea of making soap from scratch since it does involve using lye, which can be intimidating to some. However, with melt and pour soap, the lye process has been done for you! What you have with melt and pour soap base is a safe and fun project that anybody can do. This type of craft can even be done with little ones! They can help participate in picking out colors and fragrances, molds and designs. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to help you get started in the soaping world, Natures Garden has 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes to lead you on!

With Christmas time around the corner, we are sure you are looking for some fun, sweet smelling gifts to give!  With simple instructions, some yummy smells and some very creative touches, these recipes can help you can make gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday! What better way to say “I love you” than with a homemade present?

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?

If you are new to any type of soap making, you may have stumbled upon melt and pour soap bases. However, you may be wondering is melt and pour soap really soap? Of course, it is! Most melt and pour soap bases are unscented and have the capability of being melted and remelted without losing any of its quality!  Another thing, melt and pour soap is actually extremely soothing to the skin, with no harsh chemicals as many store brands contain.

What do I like about melt and pour soap? I can pronounce all the ingredients and I also know what each ingredient’s purpose is. Another factor I like about melt and pour soap? I can create any kind of yummy smelling soap I want! You are only limited by your imagination with what you can do with melt and pour soap!

Today we are going to be showing you 10 of our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour creations! Each recipe is simple to follow with outstanding results! Your friends and family will be so impressed by your newest, crafty abilities. You are sure to get some attention with some of these fun bath treats.  Also, before you get started on creating any of our recipes, check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information! You can learn about the different types of soap base Nature’s Garden has to offer, the ingredients in melt and pour soap base and a quick lesson in how to work with melt and pour soap!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe

Our first melt and pour soap recipe are these yummy looking Chocolate Cherry Soaps! These soaps look and smell good enough to eat! You may have to put out a warning that they aren’t edible! Made with our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe makes 12 guest soaps that will look adorable sitting on the bathroom counter! This recipe also incorporates some Diamond Clear melt and pour soap that is used for the cherries and the red drizzle. We chose to use real cocoa powder in this recipe, both for some added colorant and natural scent! Plus, our Cherry fragrance oil mixed with the cocoa powder gives a definite scent of chocolate covered cherries!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next up we have our Pistachio Melt and Pour soap Recipe. This innovative soap looks just like the pistachio layered dessert that is so popular at potlucks or get-togethers.  This inspiration behind this bath dessert is our Pistachio Pudding Cake fragrance oil that smells of yummy pistachio nuts, almonds and vanilla with a slight floral background! This melt and pour soap is an easy bath treat to make. We created this yummy soap by using cocoa butter melt and pour for the fluffy topping, the graham cracker crust and the white cool whip middle!  We also used Diamond Clear Melt and Pour for the pistachio pudding and to top it off, we sprinkled dried Orange Peel on top to give it a realistic look of crushed pistachios on top! Using our Basic Square-Mold Market Mold, you will get 3 bars of soap with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

This next yummy dessert soap will inspire your inner baker for sure! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled soap recipe will give you a whole new perspective on what you can create with melt and pour soap! The secret to getting the soap to roll; vegetable glycerin! Just a bit gives melt and pour soap a flexibility that you won’t believe. Not only will this soap be impressive to look at, but you may want to create the real thing when you are done! What inspired this soapy dessert was our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil. This fragrance smells of chocolate, sweet raspberries and vanilla! Once the whole soap is set up, you can simply slice the soap into individual slices and wrap to give as gifts!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This Christmas Bath Cookies recipe is a unique twist on the bath bomb. The cookie part was created using your usual bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid. However, we also included mango butter and cocoa butter to help give your skin some extra softness! Now, most bath bombs don’t have icing on top but ALL Christmas cookies should have icing! This frosting is made using cocoa butter melt and pour soap and whipped soap base! Double luxury! You can top your bath cookie off with some Christmas colored sprinkles to complete the look! Of course, the fragrance oil we chose is our delicious Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. Butter, vanilla and frosting is what your bathroom will smell like! You will get 18 bath cookies with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our next recipe may not look like a dessert, however, it smells like a dessert! This Swirled Melt and Pour soap is very easy to create using a simple loaf mold and white, pink and chocolate swirls that give it a marbled look. We chose to color this soap naturally!  Kaolin clay for the white portion and Rose clay for the pink. For the chocolate swirls, we used organic Cocoa powder. This powder is not only a natural colorant, but it will enhance the scent of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries fragrance oil that we used. This recipe creates two pound of soap. You can slice it up and give as individual gifts.

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make for somebody you love! They look and smell scrumptious enough to eat, however, I wouldn’t suggest it! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. These fizzies are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid, but we also created a “chocolate coating” made of cocoa butter melt and pour soap! Sprinkle some sweet little decorating sprinkles on the top for a final touch and you will have some super cute bath treats to help Valentine’s Day end on a sweet note for whoever you love or even for yourself! You have to love yourself too!  The fragrance oil we chose is our uniquely decadent Chocolate Lovers Type that smells amazingly chocolaty with a background of citrus and vanilla! We also used our Brownie Pops Silicone Soap Mold which makes removing your bath fizzies easy! This recipe will give you 10 fizzies!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

These little Vanilla sugar scrub cubes look sweet enough to dissolve on your tongue, but they work better in the bathtub! Simple and quick to create, this recipe makes 24 sugar scrub squares that will leave your skin soft and supple. We made these skin treats with Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Sesame Seed Oil, cocoa butter melt and pour soap, plus some Vanilla Powder!  These little sugar cubes are perfect for scrubbing away dry skin and they will you smelling yummy! Our fragrance oil is the popular NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar! This is a warm vanilla fragrance with deep musky undertones. Once they are ready to use, store them in a glass jar! You will get 24 little scrubs using Brownie Bites silicone soap mold!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe

Beet root is amazing for the skin! This pretty pink powder is known for its high levels of nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C. It is a perfect addition to any face soap! As a side note,  the pink color that beet root gives to our cocoa butter melt and pour soap base will eventually oxidize and turn a brownish color. That is why we have incorporated some citric acid and some Tomato Red FUN soap colorant to help keep this Beetroot Facial Soap looking pretty in pink for quite a while! This recipe makes 2 6 oz. facial bars. This soap would be a wonderful addition to a spa gift basket using some of our other recipes that have been created using beet root powder! We have an Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub, a Black Cherry Bomb bath bomb and even some Rose Violet Bath Melts that would make perfect gift basket goodies!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These Macaroon melt and pour soaps look adorable in their bright, neon colors! Kids will love these little soaps at bath time and it’s a perfect way to get them into the bath tub! The “outside” of the cookies are made with our cocoa butter melt and pour soap. The “creamy filling” is actually our whipped soap base! This recipe makes 6 soaps that smell of our Almond Macaroon fragrance oil. The scent of orange, coconut, almond and vanilla will have the little ones smelling sweet and clean for bedtime!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Anytime you need a quick topping to any of your soap desserts, whether they are melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps, our Soap Frosting Recipe is a perfect go-to topping! It’s quick and easy to make! Simply whip together our whipped soap base with melted cocoa butter melt and pour soap and there you go! It will come out light and fluffy, just like the real thing!  While our recipe uses our Buttercream fragrance oil, you can scent yours to match your bath dessert. You can also add any colorant that you desire to make your soap pop with color! One more thing!  If your fragrance oil is known to turn soap brown in color, you can add some Vanilla White color stabilizer to help keep the color true. This recipe will make enough frosting to top 8 large soap cupcakes!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: More Cocoa Butter Ideas

We hope you enjoyed these 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes! Whether you are a newbie looking to create some fun gifts for friends and family, or a seasoned soaper who is just looking for some inspiration, Nature’s Garden has you covered! Natures Garden also carries a golden natural cocoa butter and a deodorized cocoa butter.  You can incorporate cocoa butter into recipes like lip balm and cold process soap.  It really is a versatile cosmetic ingredient. Nature’s Garden also offers soap classes to help you familiarize yourself with all the ingredients that we use in our recipes.  While Natures Garden sells cocoa butter for cosmetic use only, food grade cocoa butter can even be used in baking. Here is an example, a vegan chocolate recipe.

Have you made some cool new projects using any Nature’s Garden products lately? We would love to see them! In fact, we love to see and hear from any or all of our customers! You can find us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents). Show us (and all of our followers) what you have been creating! We will also share it for others to see too!

Aug
23

Calendula Bath Bomb


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Calendula Bath BombCalendula Bath Bomb

We have a beautiful new bath bomb to show off to all our customers! Our Calendula Bath Bomb is an excellent way to give your skin the nourishment it needs and deserves! Just by having a relaxing soak in your tub, you can give your skin some much needed Vitamin C without drinking any Orange Juice! This bath bomb uses both Calendula flowers and Calendula flower powder. We have also incorporated Bentonite Clay Powder and Safflower Oil. We have also chosen our fresh and flowery Floral Bouquet fragrance oil.  Not only will we share the amazing benefits of using Calendula, but we also have a few other recipes that use calendula to help inspire you!

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: What is CalendulaCalendula Bath Bomb: What is Calendula

Calendula,  also known as Calendula officinalis, is a very well known therapeutic herb. Since it is native to Northern Mediterranean countries, it is used in many of their food dishes.  Calendula is an annual flower, which refers to the tendency it has to bloom accordingly with the calendar. Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of the word calendae, which means “little clock” or “little calendar.”  It usually blooms along with the full moon or at least once a month. The more commonly known name, pot marigold or the nickname “Mary’s Gold”, refers to the Virgin Mary. These flowers are used in some Catholic ceremonies to honor her.

This herb has a great number of uses in many different industries, including cosmetics. Egyptians considered the herb to have rejuvenating powers. Also, in the Hindu world, the people adorned the statues of their gods in their temples with the flower.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Uses and Benefits of the CalendulaCalendula Bath Bomb: Uses and Benefits of the Calendula

So what are the uses of calendula? Well, there are a multitude of uses for this gorgeous, sunny yellow flower! It is used in food as a colorant for some foods, such as cheese or butter. Also, it is completely edible and makes a wonderful addition in salads, soups or even stews. This flower can also be made into a tea that is chock full of healthy benefits for your insides!

Medicinally, this flower has been used for centuries! As far back as the Civil War and even during  World War II, calendula flowers were used on battle fields to keep open wounds from hemorrhaging. It was used as an antiseptic to help clean wounds. Calendula is best known for it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It’s use in salves and ointments help promote healing from burns, frostbite, diaper rash or cuts. Also, when made into a tea, calendula can help heal ulcers, relieve colitis, gastritis or even menstrual cramps.  A mouth wash made from this mighty flower can help with gingivitis, gum problems or can be gargled with to reileve sore throats.

In bath and body products, Calendula is even more amazing! When made into any type of lotion, soap, cream, oil or even an astringent, your skin will look healthy and feel healthy. As we talked about before, topically, this herb is amazing in healing many kinds of skin issues. From acne, to eczema to cuts and burns, Calendula can heal it all.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Some of the other Ingredients

We also have a few important ingredients in this recipe that are also beneficial to the skin. The first two are the base of any bath bomb recipe: citric acid and baking soda. Combined, these two will give your bath bomb its fizz. Seperately, they are very gentle cleansing agents. Baking Soda has been around since ancient times. It can be found dissolved in many mineral springs and is a component (the natural form is called nahcolite) of the mineral natron. Ancient Egyptians used natron as a soap.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Bentonite Clay PowderCalendula Bath Bomb: Bentonite Clay Powder

Our next ingredient is Bentonite Clay Powder. This is a very popular ingredient in creating bath and body products. Bentonite clay is used in face mask formulations to help clean impurities from the skin. In soap making, it can be added to cold process soap during trace to help oily skin. It can help thicken lotions and aid in emulsifying the ingredients. Also, adding bentonite clay to bath bomb recipes helps to make your bath bombs harder.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Safflower OilCalendula Bath Bomb: Safflower Oil

Safflower Oil is not just for cooking your heart healthy food dishes. This oil is a wonderful addition to any type of bath and body product. This oil has a high linoleic acid that is important for boosting the appearance of your skin. It can help with new skin cell regeneration and help clear up scars and blemishes.

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Floral Bouquet Fragrance OilCalendula Bath Bomb: Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil

The fragrance oil we chose for this bath bomb is our Floral Bouquet. This fragrance oil has a definite Floral Shoppe scent to it. Close your eyes and you can picture vases of roses, tulips, carnations surrounding you!

So you see, this bath bomb is just the thing to help give you a relaxing soak in the bathtub! There’s some amazing action going on in this happy little bath bomb!

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Ingredients you can get at Nature’s Garden

Calendula Bath Bomb: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Calendula Bath Bomb: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 300 grams Citric Acid
  • 600 grams Baking Soda
  • 10 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
  • 18 grams Safflower Oil
  • 18 grams Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Whole Calendula Flowers
  • 5 grams Calendula Powder

Calendula Bath Bomb: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your recipe, it’s always important to take a few steps to help your creating go along smoothly. Clean and sanitize your work area. Also, give your equipment and packing materials a cleaning and sanitizing. We suggest wearing an apron, gloves and other protective clothing when preparing your recipe. One last step, fill your bullet bottle with witch hazel and place a sprayer on top. We will be using this when we start to form the bath bombs.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Prepping the Dry IngredientsCalendula Bath Bomb: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

Our first step will be mixing the dry ingredients. So in your first bowl, after placing it on the scale and taring out the weight, you will weigh the dry ingredients. To the bowl add 300 grams of Citric Acid, 600 grams of Baking Soda and 10 grams of Bentonite Clay Powder.

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Mixing the Dry IngredientsCalendula Bath Bomb: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Now, with gloved hands you will mix the dry ingredients together, breaking up any clumps that you come across. This bowl will be set aside as we move on to our wet ingredients.

 

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Prepping the Wet Ingredients

Our second step will be the wet ingredients. To a second bowl, after placing it on the scale and taring out the weight, you will weigh in the wet ingredients.  So to the bowl add in 18 grams of Safflower Oil and 18 grams of Floral Bouquet fragrance oil.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Mixing the Wet Ingredients

Now that your wet ingredients are together, give these a nice stir making sure that the oils are combined well.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Wet IngredientsCalendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Wet Ingredients

Next, you will be adding the wet ingredients to the dry. Once the oils are all added into the powders, used your gloved hands to thoroughly mix the bath bomb ingredients together. Continue mixing until you are confident that you have everything completely and evenly mixed.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Dividing the Mixture

You will now need two mixing bowls. You will need to divide you bath bomb mixture into two equal parts. Place each half in an empty bowl.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Calendula Flowers and PowdersCalendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Calendula Flowers and Powders

Now that our bath bomb mixture is evenly seperated, place the first bowl on the scale and tare out the weight. Weigh in 5 grams of calendula powder.  Remove this bowl, set it aside and place the second bowl on the scale. Tare out the weigh and add in 5 grams of the whole calendula flowers. You can remove this from the scale also.

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Using the Witch HazelCalendula Bath Bomb: Using the Witch Hazel

Now that we have everything add in we will be using the witch hazel to help create and form the bath bomb mixture into a dough. Starting with your first bowl, begin spraying the mixture with the witch hazel and using your hands, mix the ingredients together, misting as you go. You should have a crumbly, dough like texture when you are done. Next, you will do the same to the second bowl, misting with the witch hazel and combining the ingredients until you have reached the crumbly dough stage. You are now ready to move on to creating the bath bombs.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Before Making the Bath Bombs

Before you start adding the dough to the bath bomb mold, take a small amount of whole calendula flowers and place them in the bottom of each one half of the molds you will be using. This will add a pretty touch of interest to your finished bath bomb.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Filling the First Half of the  Bath Bomb Molds

Now you can move on to creating the bath bomb. These bath bombs will be layered. So, add a small amount of the mixture that contains the calendula powder. Then, add a layer that contains the whole calendula flowers. You will repeat this process filling one half of each mold.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Filling the Second Half of the Mold

For the second half, it will not have the extra calendula flowers added in. It will simply be the dough mixture. So continuing the layering process and fill the second half until it is completely full, just as you did with the first half of the mold.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Fitting the Two Halves Together

The last step will be fitting the two halves of the mold together, to form the bomb. Take both halves of the bath bomb. Next, mist each half lightly with witch hazel. This will help the bath bomb adhere together. Now, press the two halves together until the mold is closed. Continue filling and layering the remaining bath bomb molds and pressing them together. This recipe will give you 6 bath bombs.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Letting the Bath Bombs Set UpCalendula Bath Bomb: Letting the Bath Bombs Set Up

When you have completed all the bath bombs, you will allow them to set up and harden. This can take anywhere form 24 to 48 hours. It will all depend end on the humidity of your environment. We do suggest that creating your bath bombs is best done in a cool, dry area. Also, keep them in the same cool, dry area while they set up. Creating your recipe in an area that is humid will make the bath bombs difficult to form and set up.

Once your bombs have hardened, you may leave them in the mold, which makes packaging for selling or giving away, easy and fast. However, you may remove them from the mold and package them however you choose.  When your ready to use your Calendula Bath Bomb, simply place it in a nice, warm bath and relax!

Calendula Bath Bomb: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this fun new bath bomb recipe! We also hope you enjoyed learning about how amazing this pretty yellow flower can benefit you in your every day life! It’s an incredibly versatile product to have around. If you enjoyed this recipe, we have a few more recipes that we have incorporated Caldendula in. We have two wonderful cold process soap recipes, Calendula Sunshine Cold Process or our Calendula Swirl Soap. Also, we have a Calendula Bath Melt recipe that will give you some amazingly soft, moisturized skin! Would you like some more detailed information on the Calendula? Follow this link to learn some more amazing benefits!

Come find us! We love hearing from our customers! Share with us some of your amazing creations that have used any Nature’s Garden products! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents).

 

 

 

 

Jun
28

Common Hot Process Soap Questions


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Common Hot Process Soap QuestionsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions

Although hot process soap recipes have some things in common with the cold process soap recipes, there are a few new steps that can be confusing. So, we at Natures Garden felt it would be useful to answer some common hot process soap questions that our customers have asked us. This way we can equip you with all the soap making supplies and information that you need to make all kinds of wonderful homemade soaps!

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What are the Hot Process Stages?

First, melt your oils and butters in a crock pot. Then, create your lye solution and add it to your crock pot. Use a stick blend to mix to trace and cover the crock pot. After about 15 minutes, stir the batter and replace the lip. Continue to stir every 15 minutes until the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then, place the soap in a mold and allow it to set up for 24 hours. After, remove from mold, cut, and allow it to cure for about 1-2 weeks. Although the bar may technically be safe to use, allowing it to cure will provide a harder, better quality bar of soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?

No, you should never return your soaping equipment to the kitchen. So, make sure that you use a pan or crock pot that you aren’t overly fond of for your hot process soap recipes. Hopefully, you can find a pan or crock pot that is cheap or old to use for soap. Once anything in your kitchen is used for soapmaking, it should be moved into your soap making supplies permanently.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Do I Have to Use a Crock Pot for Hot Process Soap?

No, you don’t have to use a crock pot to be successful in making hot process soap. Many people like to use an old crock pot, but if you aren’t able to dedicate one to soap making it is okay to use something different. In fact, you can use a stove top and it works just as well. Honestly, your hot process soap will work just fine as long as your soap has a constant heat source.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What Are The Hot Process Soap Benefits?

Since hot process soap has some similar steps to cold process soap, hp soap has many of the same benefits. Of course, for both methods, you can control all of the ingredients to avoid ingredient that may trigger allergies or irritate skin conditions. But, the biggest thing that sets the hp soap making method apart from the cold process soap is the cure time. Since hot process soap uses a heat source, like a crock pot or pan, that keeps the soap batter at higher temperatures. These higher temperatures will speed up the saponification process. So, your hot process soaps won’t need to cure as long as they would if they were made using the cp soap method.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Hot Process Soap Recipes?

Natures Garden offers a few different recipes for hot process soap that you can choose between. We have regular hp soap recipes, laundry soap recipes, and even a beard soap recipe. So, there are a lot of fun ideas for making hot process soaps! You can find all of our recipes under Hot Process Soap Recipes on the Free Recipes and Classes page.

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?

You will want to add your soap colorant after the batch is done cooking. So, mix in the coloring once the soap is a mashed potato consistency. Also, you can still do multiple colors with this method. Just split your cooked soap into different bowls and mix in color to each. Once the soap is colored, you can add more ingredients or scoop the soap to the mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Add Fragrance to Hot Process Soap?

Again, you will want to add your fragrance oil after the soap has fully cooked and before you stick the soap in the mold. So, you can add your scent right after you add your colorant.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do I Need to Cook Hot Process Soap?

The cooking time can vary depending on both the individual hot process soap recipe and the soaping ingredients used. Also, the crock pot or pan that you are using can affect the time, too. Some cases take about an hour and other instances may take a few hours. However, you can tell that your soap is done based on consistency. As your soap heats it will begin to get thicker, which you will notice as you are periodically checking the batter. At one point the soap batter will go through a gel phase, which gives a gel-like appearance. Right after this, the soap will get a mashed potato consistency. At this point, you are ready to scoop the soap into your soap mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?

There are a few reasons why a soap would discolor. Most often, this kind of change is due to the vanillin content in a fragrance oil. This ingredient is what gives scented oils its vanilla notes. So, this type of discoloration can be minimized by using vanilla white color stabilizer. basically, all of the brown discoloration caused by vanillin and oxidation. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will slow the oxidation of vanillin. However, there are many other ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration that we can’t reduce or control. This means that it is possible that this additive won’t solve discoloration if the vanillin content isn’t very high. You can find out whether a fragrance discolors and if its maintainable by looking in the description for that scented oil. Another reason that your soaps could change color is herbs, which can oxide over time. This will fade the initial color of the herb and likely become a dull color or change color.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Separating In My Mold?

If your hp soap is separating in the soap mold, then it is a sign that the soap needed to cook longer. No need to rebatch. All you have to do is scoop the soap back into the crock pot or the pan and cook for a bit longer. It could also be caused by a recipe that wasn’t formulated properly or was not weighed out properly.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

While hot process soap shortens the cure time, you still have a bit of waiting left to do. You will want to let your soap bars set for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your batch this could vary.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Cracking?

Overheating can cause your hot process soap to crack in some places or develop strange patterns. Occasionally, it will just be a simple crack in the soap and other times you can end up with soap with peaks and craters. Sometimes soap can even get an appearance referred to as alien brains, which is kind of looks like a brain pattern.  Also, certain ingredients can lead to an increase in heating, like additives with natural sugars. So, you are more likely to overheat with milk, wine, honey, or fruit and veggie purees. Not only can these ingredients heat you soap, but they have the potential to cause a volcano effect in your soap. So, be sure to use caution for those ingredients with sugars.  

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we do! We have quite a few free soap recipes for hot process soap, which includes the Beard Soap Recipe, the Game On HP Soap Recipe, and the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. If you would like to see more of these types of soap-making recipes, then you can check out our Free Recipes and Classes page under the Hot Process Soap Recipes section.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Hard and Crumbly?

If you have soap that is too hard and crumbly, then stick around to learn about why your hot process soap would be this way and how you can fix it. Also, anyone that wants to learn how to make their hot process soap more fluid may want to start here. First, your soap batter could be over cooked, which makes the soap dry and hard. Alternatively, the recipe could contain too many hard oils, which could be saved by re-batching with more soft oils. Or, it could be that you didn’t add enough water. Also, it could be that an ingredient was forgotten or the recipe wasn’t formulated correctly. Another possibility is that there is too much of a soap additive, like sodium lactate, that increased the hardness too much. Often, you can simply fix the mistake and rebatch your soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Do I Rebatch Hot Process Soap?

Have you ever wondered can you melt a bar of soap and remold? It can be tempting to just scrap a failed batch of soap and start over. If you feel the same, then you will definitely want to hear about rebatching soap. Whether you forgot an ingredient, a hot process soap rebatch is a great idea for you to try. Plus, rebatching your old soap is a fairly simple process. First, grate your old soap and put these pieces in a crock pot. Then, you will need to melt this down with water and whatever you wanted to include in these soaps. If you want a more detailed set of instructions, then you can look at a previous blog on How to Rebatch soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Soft and Crumbly?

Also, there are a few reasons why your soap could turn out soft and crumbly. One reason could be that you have too many soft oils and need more hard oils added to the recipe. Also, it could be an issue of not having enough lye for the amount of liquid added. So, it is possible that you may need to formulate the recipe again, which can be made easier with the help of SoapCalc. If your recipe is fine, then you may just need to cook your soap a bit longer. Another option is that you could’ve accidentally added a soap ingredient twice. While you may have a missing ingredient or need to add some different ingredients, it is okay because you should be able to rebatch and save the soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap So Soft? I Did Everything Right and It Is Still Soft.

When you first unmold and cut your hp soap, it may be softer than you like. It is common to be a little soft initially for hot process soaps. However, the soap will harden as it cures. Although the soap is safe to use, the bars after about a week, they may still be too soft. For hard soaps, we suggest allowing your soap to cure for 3-4 weeks.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask UsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask Us!

We hope that you were able to learn something interesting about hot process soap making! If you have any other questions or concerns about the hp soap-making method, then reach out and ask us. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and on social media. You can reach out to us on the NG Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soaping and we wish you the very best!

Jun
12

Independence Day Soap Recipe


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Independence Day Soap RecipeIndependence Day Soap Recipe

If you are looking for festive and patriotic melt and pour soap recipes, then you may want to try Natures Garden’s Independence Day Soap Recipe. This free soap recipe give you step by step instructions on how to create this unique soap. Plus, we have available many of the soap-making supplies and ingredients that you need to make this soap recipe! So, get started on of the best melt and pour soap making recipes and get ready for some more fun this Fourth of July!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
Independent Fragrance Oil
Epsom Salt
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Square Loaf Mold
Embed Mold- Stars
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your melt and pour soap recipe, you should make sure that your equipment and work area are ready to use. So, clean off a surface to work on and make sure you have a clean microwave available. Then, gather your equipment and supplies to ensure that you have everything you’ll need. Also, you will want to make sure that your equipment has been cleaned and is ready to use. This will make sure that your crafting goes as smoothly as possible, which will make it more fun, too!

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weights for First Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White Layer

First, you are going to be creating the white layer for your soaps. So, weigh out 285 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base and melt it. Make sure to use thirty second intervals in the microwave. Once your soap is liquid, you can add in 12 grams of the Independence Fragrance Oil. Stir the mixture well to incorporate the scent fully into the soap base.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the White Layer

Next, you are going to pour the scented soap into your soap mold. Once all of this mixture has been added to your square loaf mold, you will need to release any trapped air bubbles. So, take your bottle of rubbing alcohol and lightly spray the top of this layer. Make sure that you allow this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step. Otherwise, you may pour your soap too soon and cause the color of your layers to mix.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Second Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red Layer

Now, you are going to be creating the first red layer for your soap recipe. So, weigh 285 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and melt it in a microwave. Remember to use thirty second intervals to avoid burning. After your soap has melted, add in 12 grams of our Independent Fragrance Oil and 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. Once everything has been mixed well you’re ready for the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

Now, you are ready to pour your red layer. Start by lightly spraying the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol to make sure these layers stick together well. Then, carefully pour your mixture into the mold. After, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to release any trapped air bubbles. Make sure that your soap sets up completely before you move on to your next step.

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Third Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third Layer

Next, you are going to be creating another white layer for your melt and pour soap. So, melt another 285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add 12 grams of the Independent Fragrance Oil to the mp soap. Once everything is mixed, you are ready to add this layer to your soap mold. So, lightly spray the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After you carefully pour your entire mixture into the mold, lightly spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. Make sure to wait until this layer has completely hardened before moving on to the next layer.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Fourth Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth Layer

Now, you are going to create the second red layer. So, measure and melt 285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in 3 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 12 grams of the fragrance oil. After everything is mixed, spray the top of the previous soap layer and carefully pour this layer into the mold. Then, spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. While you are waiting for this layer is set up, you can move on to preparing the embed soaps and Epsom salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Blue Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom SaltIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom Salt

Next, you are going to prepare the Epsom salt. So, weigh out 20 grams of Epsom salt and add it to a Ziplock bag. Also, add 3 drops of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of Independent Fragrance Oil to the bag. Now, seal the bag and mix everything together until you have a vibrant blue colored salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles

This process will be almost exactly the same as the blue sprinkles, but this one uses 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant instead of the blue soap colorant. So, combine the Epsom salt, soap colorant, and fragrance in a ziplock bag. Just like before, you will need to mix everything in the bag to incorporate the color and scent oil. Once you are done, you will have both the red and blue colored salt to sprinkle on your soaps! Since we don’t have the topping on yet, you can just set both colors aside to use later.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Star Embeds

40 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
1 drop Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap EmbedsIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap Embeds

Next, we are going to prepare our star embeds for the top of our melt and pour soap. Weigh and melt 40 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in a drop of Tomato Red Soap Colorant and 2 grams of fragrance. Mix well and pour this soap into the star shaped embed mold. Make sure to spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. While you are waiting for these soaps to completely set up before removing them, you can move on to the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Blue Curls

70 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing the Blue Curls

Before creating the soap, you will want to line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Then, you can melt 70 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Afterward, add 3 grams of your fragrance oil and 2 drops of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Also, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to make the soap more flexible. Once you stir in blend everything together, pour the soap onto the cookie sheet. Allow the soap to completely set up before trying to cut out strips.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Blue Curls

Now, you are going to use a knife to cut strips out of the soap. You want strips that are about a quarter inch wide and approximately four or five inches long. Once your strip is cut, wind them into a spring-like shape.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for Whipped Soap Topping

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
15 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
15 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap ToppingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap Topping

Since your fourth layer should be set up by now, you are ready to create your whipped soap topping. So, weigh out 150 grams of Whipped Soap Base, 15 grams of Independent Fragrance Oil, and 15 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Next, whip these ingredients together using a hand mixer. Once you reach a whipped cream consistency, then you can set this mixture aside momentarily.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Now, you are going to need to prepare the melt and pour soap for your whipped topping. Weigh out 150 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base in a separate bowl. Then, melt the soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Once your soap is melted you are going to add it to your whipped soap mixture. But, make sure you are ready to move quickly after this point. After adding the mp soap, use your hand mixer to get the mixture to a frosting consistency.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Soap Topping

Finally, you are ready to add your whipped topping to your soap loaf. First, lightly spray the top of your layered soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, you can begin to add your whipped soap topping to your soap. Make sure to move quickly enough that your soap doesn’t set up before it is added to the top. Once the top of your soap is covered, you are ready to decorate!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your Soap

Lastly, you are ready to decorate the top of your soap. You will want to sprinkle both your red and blue Epsom salt sprinkles over the top of your soap. Also, add your embed starts and blue curls. We chose to add two blue curls on either side of each red star, but you can decorate them in a different way if you’d like. After you have your soap decorated and the whipped topping has set up, you can remove your soap from the mold and begin cutting it into bars.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: More Fun for Independence Day

If you are looking for even more fun ideas for Independence Day, then check out this No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake on Allrecipes. This delicious dessert is perfect for a July Fourth cook out or even just to celebrate at home. The scrumptious cheesecake is topped with berries that make it look just like an American flag! So, this is a recipe that is perfect for such a patriotic holiday.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us AnythingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us Anything

Hope that you enjoyed this melt & pour soap recipe. If you have any questions about this soap recipe or other creations, then ask just ask us. You can find us at the NG store, on the phone, or online. If you’d like to talk to us online, we would recommend finding us on social media, as it is fast and easy! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents). Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July. Have some fun and be safe!

Jun
07

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils


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Aromatherapy Fragrance OilsAromatherapy Fragrance Oils

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils: What is Aromatherapy?

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

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

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

May
15

What Are the Best Scents for Summer


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What Are the Best Scents for SummerWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer

One of the most important parts of creating fun summer products is choosing the best summer scents. Whether you are making homemade candle or soap from scratch, the fragrance oil is an important ingredient. If you are looking for some fun scents for this season, then this is a blog that you will want to check out. We are going to answer an important question, which is  What Are the Best Scents for Summer?

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance Oil

First, we have a scent that is basically a paradise in a bottle. The Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance Oil is a scrumptious fruity blend that belongs out on the white sands of a secluded beach. The fragrance has top notes of mandarin, Mexican lime, tangerine, and kumquat;  middle and base notes of watermelon, tart green apples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. You are sure to enjoy this scent, just as many of our customers have loved this best selling fragrance!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Coconut Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Coconut Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another lovely fragrance oil that would be perfect for summer. This summer scent has the fresh and clean scent of our Coconut Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a fresh coconut aroma that reminds you of suntan lotion. It’s not too buttery, like some other coconut scents. Since this scent is similar to some suntan products, it would be a great scent to add to summertime lotions!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil

Also, we have a beautiful summer scent that is bright and sure to remind you of a fun beach day! The NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil has an aroma that starts with ozony notes of floral and citrus. This goes right into a blend of white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, and muguet lily.  These notes all rest on a light musk base that delicately ties the scent together.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Birds of Paradise Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil

Another great scent for summer is the Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil, which is a tropical floral paradise! The aroma has top notes of lemon, orange, and tuberose. This is followed by middle notes of birds of paradise, gardenia, rose, and honeysuckle. All of this sits on base notes of magnolia leaves and jasmine. Overall, these notes create a scent that will transport you to an exotic paradise of bright tropical flowers and soft, warm breezes. Simply too good to pass up!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Iced Pineapple Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use the sweet, tropical aroma of the Iced Pineapple Fragrance Oil. If you like pineapple scents, then this is the summer aroma is perfect for you! This sweet and tangy fragrance oil has the true aroma of slicing open a freshly ripened pineapple. Plus, that aroma is balanced with an ozony green base note that rounds out this delicious scented oil. Also, this aroma would be great for mixing with other scents to create your own unique blend!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Mango Papaya Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fruity scent that is both tropical and scrumptious. Our Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil is a fruity blend of freshly ripened mango scent with the aroma of juicy papaya. These exotic fruit scents are perfect for creating melt and pour soap recipes, like our Mango Papaya Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This scent is absolutely delicious and your product line would not be perfect without this fragrance!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil

Also, you may want to try out our Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil this summer! It is a lovely scent that is as delicate and beautiful as a warm, soft summer breeze through a garden of florals and fruits. This fragrance oil is a citrus bouquet of lime, kumquat, grapefruit, lemon, with a soft floral undertone of jasmine, on a background of musk and sandalwood.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: NG Apple Mango & Tango Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: NG Apple Mango & Tango Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a scent that smells like fresh, clean laundry straight out of the dryer. Our lovely NG Apple Mango & Tango Fragrance Oil has top notes of sweet, ripened, McIntosh apples, pears, and white roses. These scrumptious notes are followed by the scent of freshly sliced mango, fresh greenery, and tiger lily. Everything is all sitting on base notes of floral musks. You can compare this delightful aroma to the scent of Gain’s Apple Mango Tango fabric softener.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Pina Colada Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Pina Colada Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic tropical scent that you can enjoy is the Pina Colada Fragrance Oil. Just sit back and relax with the scent of this scrumptious beverage scent. As you unwind, you can indulge yourself in the scent of this tropical blend. You will find that the scent of sweet pineapple and coconut is perfectly blended to create an island scent that is sure to be loved.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Yuzu Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Yuzu Fragrance Oil

Plus, the Yuzu Fragrance Oil is a bright citrus aroma that would be a great fragrance oil for the summer. This scented oil has top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit, middle notes of bergamot, and base notes of oakmoss. Yuzu is a scent that is perfect on its own and can be mixed with other tropical notes to create a very complex scent.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fragrance oil that will remind you of a bright mid-summer day. Summer is full of fun and laughter. Plus the wonderfully fresh aroma of newly cut green grass. Since scent is such a powerful trigger of memory, the Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil is a bright, sweet scent that is perfect for bringing the memories of these long summer days right back and into your home!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Creamy Coconut Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use another lovely coconut aroma in your homemade products. Our Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil is a lovely aroma of creamy coconut milk. This scent has top notes of peach, banana, and coconut that are followed by a middle aroma of coconut tree leaves and the sweet base scent of vanilla. Together, this scrumptious scent is a sweet coconut aroma that you don’t want to miss out on!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil

This summer scent is absolutely scrumptious! Our Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil uses luscious tones of fruit which are blended with warm spicy accents in this tempting creation. Bright citrus notes of tangerine balance with fresh cherry for the tangy top note. A heart of ripe peach mingles with strawberry, as hints of spice add delightful texture to the blend. Floral undertones are enveloped in a clean musk base to complete the fruit sensation.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Plumeria Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Plumeria Fragrance Oil

Another fun summer aroma is a delightful sweet, fruity floral aroma. Our Plumeria Fragrance Oil is composed of tropical plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes of juicy peach, apple, and pineapple; with middle notes of plumeria, carnation, and gardenia; all on a lovely bottom of green leaves and jasmine. So, this fun blend of fruity and floral scents is a perfect fragrance oil for the summer!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Blue Hawaiian Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out the scrumptious aroma of our Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil. This scent has crisp, juicy top notes that are perfect due to a high level of essential oils. Further, the scent has mouth-watering notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries that is followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray. Then, the scent is well rounded with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes. This is an absolutely sweet and delicious beverage scent that is perfect for any and all homemade products this summer!

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/plumeria-fragrance-oilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Kumquat Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you may want to include a lovely citrus aroma in your new line of summer products. The Kumquat Fragrance Oil is a sweet and sour blend of ripe mandarin oranges and fresh pineapple chunks that would be perfect for your homemade recipes. Plus, this scent contains real citrus essential oils that brighten and enhance the scent of the fragrance oil!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Garden Dirt Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil

If you are someone that likes to garden, then this is the perfect summer scent for you! Our Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil is sure to remind you of planting and tending to your plants. Is unmistakable scent is just like rich potting soil. We have used this true aroma in our In the Garden Candle Recipe, which uses this scent, fresh cut grass, and floral jasmine to create a unique candle!

Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil: Satsuma Fragrance OilGarden Dirt Fragrance Oil: Satsuma Fragrance Oil

Another fun citrus scented oil that you can use this summer is the Satsuma Fragrance Oil. This aroma is centered aroma a unique, aromatic citrus fruit and truly blossoms into a marvelous aroma. Further, this fragrance oil has a wonderful blend of orange, mandarin, mango, peach, lime, jasmine, and orange flowers that create such an energizing and intoxicating fragrance!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Mango Sorbet Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the scrumptious scent of our Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil to create some amazingly scented products! This fragrance oil has an uplifting aroma of energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fabulous, red raspberries. This dessert fragrance oil is perfect for creating room scents or cosmetic products that smell just like yummy mango sorbet!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use a scent that is both tropical and sexy! The NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance Oil is a gorgeous blend of sweet tropical notes and sexy musk that will create an irresistible aroma. This fragrance oil begins with top notes of guava, pineapple and currants. These notes are followed by middle notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Then, the scent is rounded out with base notes of Tonka beans, sandalwood, and white musk.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Moonlight Pomegranate Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Moonlight Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the delightful scent of Moonlight Pomegranate Fragrance Oil in any of your summer products. This scented oil has a mysterious blend of exotic, spicy pomegranate, wild bergamot, dewberry, iris, jasmine. This is followed by spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, with base notes of precious woods and cedar. So, you can enjoy this blend of refreshing pomegranate with exotic and spicy notes.

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance OilWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance Oil

Another great scent for this season is a bright fruity blend that is a perfect summer combination. The Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance Oil is a balanced aroma of fresh strawberries that is rounded out with just the right amount of tart kiwi. Such a refreshing flavor for a bright, sunny day. In fact, this blend would be perfect in lemonade! If you want to try some Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade along with this yummy scent, then you will definitely want to see Creme de la Crumb’s Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Recipe!

What Are the Best Scents for Summer: Talk to UsWhat Are the Best Scents for Summer: Talk to Us

We hope that you found some summer scents that you can enjoy in your own recipes! If you are interested in looking for even more scents, then check out the Fragrance Oils page on our website. Also, you can talk to us if you have any questions about fragrances or how to use them. One simple way to find us is on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from your soon!

May
08

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?


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Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?

A few of our customers have had the following question on their mind; Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil? So, we decided to explain each one to be able to compare them better. Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils have a variety of different scents that are able to set the perfect mood regardless of whether you need some relaxing aromatherapy or a jazzy pick me up scent.

While both are great for adding scents to you body products or homemade candles, they have a few key differences. This forces us to categorize them differently. Personally, I use and love both types of scented oils. I find that each is perfect for certain recipes. Essential Oils have a more pure, true scent that I love for facial products, while fragrance oils are more fun and unique, which is irresistible in lotions and soaps. So, let’s talk about what makes them each perfectly unique!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance OilsIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are a blend of many scents that work together to create a fantastic aroma. A purfumist will create three distinct parts for a single fragrance oil. These scented oils have top notes, middle notes, and base notes. So, they will have each of these layers crafted to perfectly complement one another to make an unforgettable scent.

First, the top notes are the most volatile notes. So, these are the first notes to evaporate and reach your nose, which will provide you with the initial burst of scent. The top notes can be things like citrus oils and light, aromatic ingredients. Next, we have the middle notes of the fragrance oil and the heart of your aroma. These notes are noticeable throughout most of the fragrance oil’s life time and creates what is called the “fragrance signature”. It is typical to have notes like floral, spice or fruit tones in this layer. Lastly, we have the base notes that are the longest lasting scents of the scented oil. These notes provide rich, deep scents that last long after the top notes and middle notes have evaporated. This layer may contain notes like are musk, vanilla, resins and woods. These bursting layers blend together perfectly to create a fragrance oil that smells fantastic from beginning to end!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Fragrance Oils Bad For You?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Fragrance Oils Bad For You?

Fragrance Oils aren’t bad for you. In fact, there are fragrance oils that contain essential oils in them. For example, our Rosemary Fragrance Oil contains high levels of the rosemary essential oil. The only difference between the two is that the fragrance oil contains notes of camphoraceous eucalyptus and coriander along with the essential oil to round our the cool, crisp herbal aroma. These wonderfully herbal notes were created synthetically to enrich the overall scent of our fragrance oil and without these notes the fragrance oil wouldn’t be as delightfully complex.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils for Bath and BodyIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils for Bath and Body

One great way to use a complex fragrance oil is creating bath and body products that will nourish the body and leave you smelling fantastic. We used the Chocolate Raspberry Chocolate Drizzle Fragrance Oil to create our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe and it was absolutely delicious. So, you just determine how much fragrance oil can be used in your recipe and get to crafting. You can easily figure out which fragrance oils can be used on the body and their usage rate by checking the Fragrance Oil IFRA Certificate. Also, you can find our personal suggestion for usage rates in the written portion on the same page. When we determine our recommend usage rate, we take into consideration the integrity of the product. So, what do I mean by that?  Some fragrance oils have very high usage rates.  So, let’s say you are looking at a fragrance oil and the IFRA Certificate said you could go as high as 50% fragrance oil when using that particular scented oil.  If we were to say we recommend 50% in your soap, you will end up with come very mushy soap.  So, when we make these recommendations, we test to determine how much you can use and still have a beautifully well made finished product. However, you can make this judgement for yourself and test them in your own products.

Typically, you can’t use fragrance oils that have a high concentration of spice notes in large amounts. In fact, some are not safe for bath and body products. But, this is also the case with spice essential oils, like Star Anise, as well. It just means that these types of scents are more likely to irritate the skin, so it is recommended to be cautious with these scents.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils in Scented CandlesIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils in Scented Candles

Candle making is the perfect way to use any fragrance oil. You can use all of the Natures Garden fragrance oils to create homemade candles. While you can use all of our fragrance oils in diy candles, there are some that we would highly recommend using. Our Top Candle Scents  are some of the strongest fragrance oils for candles and are sure to pick up the mood in a room. One of these strong room scenting fragrances was used to create our Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe. In this recipe the scent of a freshly blooming lilac bush from the Lilac Fragrance Oil was a strong, pure aroma that was irresistible.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance Oils Can Be CheaperIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance Oils Can Be Cheaper

In addition to being a more complex alternative to essential oils, fragrance oils are often cheaper than essential oils. Sometimes an essential oil is just way too expensive for daily use, so we are able to turn to a fragrance oil for an alternative. First, you can take an essential oil and combine it with other notes. This way you will still enjoy the scent of the essential oil, but you will need slightly less of the essential oil.

Another option for perfumes is creating a scent that smells just like the essential oil. This is perfect for the essential oils that would be extremely expensive. One example of this is Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil. While the Tuberose Essential Oil is extremely expensive, it is possible to create a fragrance oil that contains the scent of Tuberose for much cheaper. So, you are able enjoy the aroma in this complex scent in your homemade recipes all the time!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Essential OilsIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Essential Oils

Essential oils are created by extracting the essence of natural elements. These elements can be flowers, spices, woods, or even herbs. So, a single essential oil will have the pure scent of the natural element it came from. So, you won’t have too much complexity in the aroma of your essential oils. For example, in Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential Oil you only have the scent of Cinnamon and in Apple Jack Peel the cinnamon is used as a middle note among many other scents. This means you can have the herbal scent of Lavender Essential Oil or the citrus scent of Tangerine California Essential Oil, but you won’t have any of the top notes or base notes to support your scent. While you can mix a few of these essential oils together to create an essential oil blend, these blends are not as complex as many fragrance oils. This means that essential oils are perfect for creating homemade products with a simple, elegant aroma.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Essential Oils Natural?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Essential Oils Natural?

Since essential oils are taken from natural elements and not created synthetically, they are natural. Most often, essential oils are extracted by a process called steam distillation. This involves putting the flower, plant, or herb into a still containing pressurized steam. Eventually, the cell walls burst and release the essence of this natural element. After, this essence is shocked with cool water. This mixture of essential oil and water will separate over time, which allows manufacturers to harvest the essential oil. Many believe that this method is the best to produce high quality essential oil. If you would like to learn about any of the other methods for extracting essential oils, then check out our Essential Oil Class!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Can You Use Essential Oils to Make Soap?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Can You Use Essential Oils to Make Soap?

You absolutely can use essential oils for soap making! In fact, you can use most essential oils on the skin. So, we can include these essential oils in recipes for soap, lotion, and any other kind of bath and body product you want to create, too. We have used both the Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil and the Patchouli Essential Oil to create the herbal Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe.

You just need to make sure that you check the  IFRA Certificate for your essential oil to see what the usage rate is for your recipe. The PDF for the certificate is a blue color. The PDF certificate like is on the right side of the page of the essential oil that you are looking at. Just like fragrance oils, you can only use essential oils  in certain percentage rates. For example, you can only use Star Anise Essential Oil at a 0.1% rate for all bath and body recipes. Also, you can use the Bergamot Italian Rectified Essential Oil at a 5% rate for body products like soap and lotion, but only a 2% rate for nails or hair care products.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil? : Can You Add Essential Oils to a Candle?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil? : Can You Add Essential Oils to a Candle?

You can use Essential Oils to create some fantastic natural candles! While these candles won’t have the complex top notes or lingering base notes, essential oils are perfect for those that enjoy pure scents. We recommend using soy wax though.  Essential oils will not blend with paraffin waxes. If you have a favorite natural essential oil, then you will absolutely love a soy candle made with it. You just have to be cautious of a few things. First, you need to add your scent at a temperature below its flash point. Otherwise, the scent may evaporate immediately. You can find the flash point on the IFRA Certificate for each essential oil, which is on the page for each essential oil.  You will need to test to determine the proper amount of essential oil to use.  Each essential oil will be different.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: How Much Do Essential Oils Cost?

While essential oils are made from natural elements, we are a bit limited in what can be used to become an essential oil. This is because some plants contain such small amounts of essence that it can take up to a hundred pounds to create a single ounce of one an essential oil. This can lead to some essential oils being extremely expensive, like the pure Tuberose essential oil. While some can cost quite a bit, not every essential oil is super expensive. You can find about twenty seven different essential oils on the Natures Garden website at reasonable priced.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Luxurious Essential Oils

While Natures Garden doesn’t carry any extravagant essential oils, there are some oils out there that get pretty high in price. It was really interesting to see the essential oils on the list and how expensive they can be. If you are curious in learning  about more of these expensive essential oils, then check out the Top 10 Most Expensive Essential Oils in the World by Most Luxurious List.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Talk to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this scent blog and have learned something about the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils. We know that it can be confusing when you are just learning as they are both do similar things, but the differences are fairly simple once you learn them. If you have anymore questions or just want to share you experiences, then reach out to us on social media. The Natures Garden Facebook page is one place that is great for communicating with us and the other craft makers. Also, you can find us on Twitter and on Instagram with @ngscents. Have fun with your favorite scented oils and we hope to talk all about them with you soon!