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Aug
21

Pearamel Candle Recipe


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Pearamel Candle RecipePearamel Candle Recipe

Looking for the best way to scent your home? If you are trying to find a great room scent recipe, then definitely check out the Pearamel Candle Recipe from Natures Garden.  This layered candle recipe uses fantastic candle making supplies to create candles with the best throw. Not only does this scented candle use quality soy candle wax, but these candles use the scrumptious aroma of our Pearamel Fragrance Oil. So, you can create some fantastic soy candles to have your home smell fresh!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Soy Wax 464
Caramel Color Block
Olive Color Block
White Color Block
Pearamel Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Disposable Pipette

Other Needed Ingredients for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

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

Weights for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Caramel Color Block (less than 1 gram)
510 grams of the Soy Wax 464
Olive Color Block (less than 1 gram)
50 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil
White Color Block (less than 1 gram)

Make the Double Boiler for the Candle Recipe

Before you get started with this candle making recipe, you are going to need to make the double boiler for the candle recipe. The double boiler will be used to protect the candle wax wholesale from potentially scorching. First, you will need both a pouring pot and a regular stove-top pot that you use for craft making. You fill the stove-top pot with water. Once you fill the pot with water, you will need to place it on the burner and heat the water. When you are ready to melt the wax for this recipe, you will put the candle wax in the pouring pot.  Then, the pouring pot will be placed in the pot containing the hot water.

A Few More Preparations for This Candle Recipe

After creating the double boiler, there are a few more preparations for this candle recipe. Of course, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your work space for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. Also, you will want to gather all the needed candle making supplies for this diy candle recipe. Further, you want to make sure that all of the candle making equipment is clean. Once your supplies are clean and your work area is clear, you can get started!

Melt Wax for the First Pearamel Candle LayerMelt Wax for the First Pearamel Candle Layer

Now you are going to want to melt wax for the first Pearamel Candle layer. So, you will want to weigh out 100 grams of the 464 soy wax. Add this candle wax to the pouring pot. Then, you will need to add your pouring pot to the water in your stove top pot. You will want to stir occasionally until all of your soy wax has melted.

Adding Candle Colorant to the First Candle LayerAdding Candle Colorant to the First Candle Layer

Also, you are going to be adding the candle colorant to the first candle layer. As the 464 soy wax is melting, you will want to add the colorant to the wax. So, you will want to add a small amount of the caramel color block to your candle wax. You will need to add less than a gram of this candle dye block.

Prepare the Candle Jars for the Pearamel Candle RecipePrepare the Candle Jars for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

While you are waiting for the candle wax to melt, you are going to prepare the candle jar for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will want to take one of your candle making jars and two of the CD 12 wicks. You are going to be using your hot glue gun to adhere these candle wicks. Be sure that your wicks are evenly spaced in the apothecary jar.

Finishing the First Pearamel Candle LayerFinishing the First Pearamel Candle Layer

Now you are going to be finishing the first Pearamel Candle layer for this candle recipe. Once your melted wax has the color fully incorporated, you will be adding the fragrance oil for this candle. So, weigh out 20 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. Now, stir to incorporate the scent.

After you have thoroughly mixed in your fragrance oil, you are ready to pour the first layer for this candle. So, place the candle jar in a place where it will not be disturbed. This is important because bumping the jar can mess up the layers. Then, you will want to slowly pour your melted wax into the jar. Since this is a layered candle recipe, you will want to be extra careful to pour in the center of the jar. This will prevent you from splashing the sides of the container, which would be seen over other layers.

Create the First White Layer of the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreate the First White Layer of the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Once your first layer has completely set up, you can begin to create the first white layer of the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 50 grams of the soy wax flakes. You will want to add this to a clean pouring pot. Then, you will need to heat the wax using the double boiler.

Add the Color Block for the First White LayerAdd the Color Block for the First White Layer

While your candle wax is melting, you are going to need to add the color block for the first white layer. You will need to use less than a gram of a white color block to the wax. Then, stir to incorporate the candle colorant as the wax melts.

Finishing Up the First White LayerFinishing Up the First White Layer

Now, you are going to be finishing up the first white layer for this candle recipe. You will need to weigh out 5 grams of fragrance and add it to your candles. After stirring to incorporate the scent, you will pour this wax into the candle jar. Again, pour slowly to avoid splashing on the sides of the container.

Creating the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreating the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Once the previous layer has completely set up, you can move on to creating the green layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will need to add 100 grams of soy candle wax to the clean pouring pot. Then, you will begin to heat the candle wax with your double boiler.

Add the Green Colorant for the Pearamel CandleAdd the Green Colorant for the Pearamel Candle

Also, you are going to want to add the green colorant to the Pearamel Candle. You will need to use less than a gram of the Olive Green Color Block Dye. Be sure to mix this color into the candle wax as everything melts.

 

Finishing the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeFinishing the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Now you are going to be finishing the green layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. First, you will need to add 10 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. You need to stir to incorporate. Then, you will slowly pour the candle wax into your candle jar. Be sure to pour towards the center to avoid splashes the walls of the container.

Creating the Second White Layer for the Candle RecipeCreating the Second White Layer for the Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be creating the second white layer for the candle recipe. So, you are going to be using 50 grams of the wholesale soy wax to your clean pouring pot. You will need to use your double boiler device to melt this wax.

Color the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle

Now, you are going to color the second white layer of the Pearamel Candle. Just like with the previous white layer, you are going to add a small amount of a white color block. So, take less of a gram of the White Color Blocks Dye and mix it into the melting wax.

Finishing the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle Finishing the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle

Then, you are going to be finishing the second white layer of the Pearamel Candle. First, you will need to incorporate 5 grams of the candle fragrance. After mixing in the scented oil, you are ready to carefully pour this layer into the candle jar.

Create the Second Caramel for the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreate the Second Caramel for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

You are going to create the second caramel for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. For this layer you are going to need to weigh out 100 grams of the wax. Then, melt the 464 soy wax in your clean pouring pot using the double boiler method.

Adding the Colorant to the Second Caramel Layer

Then, you are going to be adding the colorant to the second caramel layer. So, you will want to add a small amount of the caramel candle colorant block. You will need less than a gram. Also, you will want to try to get the same shade of caramel as you had for the previous layer.

Finishing the Last Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeFinishing the Last Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be finishing the last layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. Once your wholesale wax has melted, you will want to add 10 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. Then, you will need to stir to completely incorporate the candle colorant. After everything is mixed, you will need to pour the melted wax into the candle jar.

Create the Whipped Soy WaxCreate the Whipped Soy Wax

After the last layer has completely set up, you can begin to create the whipped soy wax. You are going to weigh out 200 grams of soy wax and add it to the pouring pot in the double boiler. Once the wax has melted, you can add in 20 grams of the fragrance oil. Then, mix in the scent thoroughly.

Topping the Pearamel Candle RecipeTopping the Pearamel Candle Recipe

You are going to be topping the Pearamel Candle Recipe with your whipped candle wax. Before you can add the wax to your candle you are going to need the wax to thicken slightly. Once your wax is a slushy consistency, you are ready to add it to your candle. So, you will use a spoon to whip the wax until it is fluffy like frosting. After, you can begin to add the whipped wax on top of the previous layer of your candle.

Making the Caramel Drizzle for the Pearamel Candle Making the Caramel Drizzle for the Pearamel Candle

Next, you are going to be making the caramel drizzle for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. You will want to melt 10 grams of the soy wax in your pouring pot. Also, add a very small amount of the caramel candle colorant. After you have a nice caramel color, you can drizzle the wax on top of your candle.

Finish the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Finally, you are going to be able to finish the Pearamel Candle Recipe. First, you are going to need to let your homemade candle cure. After, you can trim your candle wicks to the proper size. Once the wicks are trimmed, you are ready to use your finished diy candle!

Create Your Own Real Pearamel

If you found the aroma of our Pearamel Frgarance Oil to be absolutely scrumptious, then we have the perfect dessert idea for you to try! You can use the recipe for Sweet Pear Caramel from Mrs. Wages to create a fantastic topping for your sweet treats. This fruit-based caramel recipe uses simple ingredients that you can use to create a delicious topping for ice cream, pear dessert recipes, and so much more!

Questions About the Pearamel Scrub RecipeQuestions About the Pearamel Candle Recipe

We hope that you have enjoyed learning how to make candles that are layered with this fun candle recipe! Feel free to ask us any more questions about the Pearamel Candle Recipe. You can reach out to us on the telephone H.U.G. line, at the NG store, and online. The easiest way to talk to us online is through our social media. First, you can reach us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us about this candle recipe, but you can ask candle making 101 and soy candle making problems and solutions, too. Plus, you can engage in the community on our social media platforms, too. So, you can share your own room scent recipe ideas, ask for crafting suggestions, and so much more!

Jun
29

Common Candle Making Questions


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Common Candle Making QuestionsCommon Candle Making Questions

All of us at Natures Garden understand that it can be difficult to create perfect candles. Especially if you have serious scent throw issues popping up, it can be frustrating to put time and money into candles that don’t work that way you want. So, we want to answer some common candle making questions to prevent confusion and save you from all that extra troubleshooting. So, let’s talk about common problems so we can get back to creating gorgeous homemade candles!

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wax

First, we are going to talk about questions that often come up in relation to candle wax.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Melt Candle Wax at Home?

You can use a pouring pot and a stove top to melt your wax at home. Also, we recommend using a double boiler method where you have a larger pot with water in it and set your pouring pot full of wax inside. Turn the stove on to medium and allow the water in your pot to boil. This will safely heat your wax without letting it get too hot.

Common Candle Making Questions: Which is the Best Wax for Candle Making?

Choosing the best wax all depends on preference of what you prefer in a finished candle. First, we have soy waxes that are vegan, gluten free, and natural candle waxes. This is the least expensive wax, has a fantastic cold throw, and has a cleaner burn, but it is tricky to get a great hot throw with some fragrances. Also, Soy Wax often has frosting and a rougher finish.

Next, we have paraffin wax, which has the best scent throw, and is in both the Wow Wax and Joy Wax. The Joy wax uses a mixture of paraffin and soy, so it has a cleaner burn due to the soy wax and a really good hot scent throw due to the paraffin wax. Also, it clings to the candle containers better and has less frosting. An option for creating a translucent candle is gel wax, but it isn’t compatible with all fragrances.

Additionally, you can use palm wax, which comes from sustainable sources, has a beautiful crystal finish, and has a great scent throw. Natures Garden carries sustainable palm container and pillar wax. Lastly, Pillar of Bliss Wax and Palm Pillar wax are great options for creating pillars or wax tarts.

Common Candle Making Questions For Making Soy Candles

Since soy wax is so popular among our customers, we wanted to answer some of the most common questions asked about making soy candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Pour Soy Wax?

This temperature depends on the type of soy wax being used. We recommend pouring our 100% soy wax at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. For the Golden Brands 444 or Golden Brands 464, we suggest pouring at 135 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: What is the Best Temperature to Add Fragrance to Soy Wax?

For heavier fragrance oils with high flash points, we recommend adding the scented oil at 185 degrees Fahrenheit. However, lighter fragrances with lower flash points, Ike citrus scents, would be added around 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Common Candle Making Questions: Which Wick is Best for Soy Candles?

Many customers perfer to use a cotton wick for their soy candles. We have two types of cotton wicks available, which are HTP and CD candle wicks.

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do You Make Soy Wax Melts?

Although we don’t carry soy wax in a pillar form for melts, you can still create soy wax melts with container wax. Often, customers will use individual portion cups to package wax melts like these, which can be used to squeeze the wax into the wax burner. This is because it is softer than pillar wax and is difficult to get out of clamshells. However, this wax will not hold the shape from a mold. In fact, it will get stuck in your mold and be difficult to clean.  Another option when making wax melts with a container wax is to add stearic acid to the wax to harden it.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Fragrance

Fragrance is important for creating great scented candles, so its important to know how to get your scented candle oil to work for you!

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Don’t My Candles Have a Good Scent Throw?

This issue could have a few different possible causes. First, you may not have added enough fragrance, which should be 1 oz. per pound on average. However, Natures Garden waxes will allow you to add up to 10% in most cases.  Also, your candle may have a clogged wick. This could be due to adding too much fragrance, vybar, or another additive. Also, additives like mica and crayons will clog your wick.

Another possibility is the type of wax you are using. A wax like paraffin will have a better scent throw than soy waxes. Finally, it is possible that you have the wrong size wick. If you wick is too small, then the flame will not be hot enough to get the aroma into the air. On the other hand, a wick that is too large will burn the scent oil before it can be released into the air.

Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?Common Candle Making Questions: What is Vybar Used for in Candle Making?

If you have a poor scent throw and you have tried trouble shooting, then you may want to use vybar. The vybar can be used to increase scent throw by adding some amount between a fourth and a half teaspoon per pound of wax. Just be cautious not to add too much or it can clog your wick and reduce your scent throw. We suggest using Vybar 103 for pillar candles and Vybar 206 for container candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Is Fragrance Oil Settling to the Bottom of the Candle?

If you notice that fragrance is settling at either the top or bottom of your candle, then there could be a few reasons to explain it. First, you’ve added too much fragrance oil. Another option is that the wax you are using isn’t porous enough and you may need a more porous wax. Along with this idea, waxes that have been burned or heated too much may reduce in their ability to hold fragrance.  Finally, you may have not stirred enough to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in a Wax Warmer?

While some essential oils can be used in wax warmers, it can be a bit tricky. You need to make sure that they are diluted with either a carrier oil or DPG. Additionally, some essential oils have flashpoints that are too low for a wax warmer. So, you will want to do some testing with the essential oils that you choose.

Common Candle Making Questions About Candle Wicks

Choosing the right wick is another important part of candle making. Otherwise, your candle might not be as effective as it could be.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?Common Candle Making Questions: Why is My Candle Wick Drowning Out?

This could be due to either a small wick or a high candle. First, the wick you used may be too small for a candle of this diameter, which you can use our Candle Wick Chart for reference. Also, your wick could be drowning if you poured your candle wax up too high. You should stop pouring before the wax passes the part of the candle jar that changes shape and begins to curve for the lip.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why Isn’t My Candle Wax Not Burning Evenly All of the Way Down?

Uneven burning could be due to either the wax or the wick. First, the wick may be too small for your candle’s size. Also, the wax that you chose could be too hard. While you could use a softer wax instead, you could also switch to a hotter wick.

Common Candle Making Questions About General Candle Making

Lastly, we have some general questions about making candles that could be useful for crafting perfect candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Sometimes I Follow All Recommendations and I Still Can’t Seem to Get it Right. Why is That?

There are many factors that can influence the outcome of your homemade candles. First, fragrance oils can impact a candle, as thicker scented oils require you to wick up to get a hotter burn. Also, the room temperature can effect your candles. If the room is too cold, then you can have more issues with glass adhesion and frosting because your candle will setup very quickly.

Additionally, you could have an issue where the scent doesn’t smell as strong because you are used to it. When you are around a scent for too long, your nose will adjust and you won’t notice it as much. If this happens to you, then don’t worry too much just take a break from the scent for awhile and your nose will recognize it again after a long enough break.

Common Candle Making Questions: Why are My Layers Bleeding in my Candle?

This color issue could have one of a few different causes. First, the layers were too hot. If you don’t wait long enough or pour your wax too soon, then the layers can melt one another and start to run into one another. Also, it could be due to over saturating your candle with fragrance, as the extra scented oil will blend with colorant and bring the color with it as it seeps out of the candle.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?Common Candle Making Questions: Can I Use Mica in Candles?

We recommend that you don’t mix mica into the candle itself, because it will clog the wick. But, you can use mica to decorate the outside of pillar candles! After your pillar is created you can then, use the mica on the outer portion of your candle. This shimmery mixture can be used to provide a beautiful sparkle on the outside of your candles.

Common Candle Making Questions: Can Mica be used in Wax Melts?

Sure! Since we don’t have to worry about clogging the wick, you can mix it straight into the candle wax.

 

Common Candle Making Questions: How Do I Get Rid of the Air Bubbles in My Candles?

There are a few reasons why air bubbles could get trapped in your candles, which include water exposure and pouring at a cooler temperature. So, how do you prevent air bubble in a homemade candle? First, keep water away from your work station. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Further, pour your candle wax slowly and make sure to stop before you hit pour point where your jar begins to change shape. 

Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?Common Candle Making Questions: Can You Melt Old Candles to Make New Ones?

We don’t recommend re-purposing old candles to make new ones. While this may seem like a create idea to take all you half used candles and make a new one, the scent is a big concern in this case. If these candles are scented, then they will already contain fragrance oil. Once you melt your old candles, the scent may fade, but many of the wax particles are still holding on to some of the scent oil. This means that you won’t be able to add enough fragrance oil without over saturating your candle. Since the candle already is holding scent, this extra fragrance will seep out and sit on the top of your candle, which is dangerous and can result in a flame that is too large.

Common Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Candle Making Questions: Reach Out to Us

Hopefully, we were able to get some of your more pressing questions answered. If you have any more questions or concerns about making your own candles, then please reach out to us. We are always happy to help! You can stop by the store, give us a call, or talk to us on social media. If you want to find us online, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck and have fun with candle making!

Jun
15

Soy Candle Recipes


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Soy Candle RecipesSoy Candle Recipes

We at Natures Garden created this blog to discuss the differences between our three soy waxes and share our best Soy Candle Recipes.

So, let’s talk a little bit about soy wax!  Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax that is created from soybeans. Plus, this wax is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. So, we can all feel good creating  our scented candle masterpieces. Plus, this wax really isn’t just good for the environment, it can be used to make some great scented candles! They burn slower and cleaner than a candle made from paraffin wax. So, there is less soot left over as the candle burns and you even get a longer lasting candle! Plus, the wax is one of the most enjoyable waxes to work with! It comes in an easy to use form that makes weighing out and clean up super easy! It comes in flakes form instead of a slab.

Soy Candle Recipes Different Types of Soy Waxes

We at Natures Garden have three types of soy wax available, which are Golden Foods 444, Golden Foods 464, and NG 100% Soy Wax (Golden Foods 415).While all of these candle making options are made up of natural soy wax, there are a few slight differences between the types of soy wax that we carry. Some have varying melting points or have a different allowance for scent load, but each has a different set of characteristics that make it unique. A wax may have better qualities in one area, while another type has better qualities in a different area. So, choosing the right wax for you is all about figuring out what you value in a soy candle and which wax suits your needs best. So, let’s discover your favorite type of soy candle wax!

Soy Candle Recipes Terms for Soy Wax

As we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to our different types of soy waxes you can choose from, there may be some specific terms that you will want to know. It is important to know what we mean when we refer to these things to get a better idea of what you will be getting into.

First, we have the possibility of candle frost. This occurs in soy wax where the appearance on parts of the jar look lighter or even white. While this doesn’t impact the quality of the burn or scent, it may impact the appearance. Additionally, there is the possibility for wet spots to occur in your candles. This is when the wax cools too quickly in the jar and the wax doesn’t adhere to the jar in some places. This will look like some air or water became trapped between the wax and the container. Further, tunneling could be a problem where the wick is too small for the jar and isn’t able to heat the wax at edges of the jar.

Soy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy WaxSoy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy Wax

First of all, we have the NG 100% Soy Wax, which is known as Golden Foods 415 Soy Wax. This original soy wax is 100% pure soy without a single additive. This 100% soy wax is all natural and all regular soy. While this wax is just plain soy, it has a few interesting qualities.

Firstly, the melting point of this type of soy wax is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This fairly high melt point provides some beneficial properties for your homemade candles. This higher melt point allows the wax to carry a higher fragrance load of up to 12% of fragrance oil per pound of wax.Thus, you can make a stronger scented candle than the typical 10% allowance for candles. Further, the higher melt point of this wax will help those that may be shipping candles in hotter temperatures. Also, this pure soy wax can be blended with other waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, or any microcrystalline waxes.

Soy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle Recipe

This candle making idea takes advantage of the agreeability of soy wax with waxes like beeswax. Since beeswax is a harder wax that has a higher melt point than this pure soy wax, it was perfect for creating designs. These embedded candles use the beeswax to create the leopard print pattern. After, the regular soy wax was added to the jar to fill up the candle and hold all of the leopard print spots in place.

Soy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Next, we have a candle recipe that uses soy wax to create the grass effect on top. You simply beat the candle batter until you achieve a thicker consistency. Then, you can add it to your homemade candle. This will create the effect of more realistic grass with dirt underneath. Perfect for the football field inspired candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

Another great way to use this type of soy wax is a regular type of candle. Our Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe has a typical candle appearance with an unforgettably strong scent. This fragrance oil has a crazy strong aroma that creates a perfect citronella candle for the outdoors. Say goodbye to bugs and hello to your perfect soy wax scented candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

One great thing about using pure soy wax is that it is considered a natural moisturizing agent! So, adding this wax to a massage candle is perfect! The natural soy wax works together with the butters and oils to soften your skin during a relaxing massage. It is a perfect recipe for candles for massage therapy.

Soy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle Recipe

Also, you can use the 415 soy wax in this fun beer themed candle! This recipe utilizes the lower pouring temperature of the wax, which creates a thicker pour. This is helpful for making some kinds of toppings, like the foam on our beer candle! We can mix the wax as it cools to create a fluffy consistency that looks just like the foam on top of a pint of beer.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

Also, we have a second soy wax alternative that is available for use in candle making. This next wax is Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, which is regular, natural soy wax with an additive. This additional ingredient is a soy based additive that is mixed to the soy wax. While this wax has the same type of wax, this additive helps to solve some of the issue you may come across when using the the 415 soy wax. So, we will go over some of the benefits to using this alternative type of soy wax.

First, this wax will increase your pour temperature during candle making. An issue that comes up with the pure soy wax is pouring too hot can cause issues with appearance. Meaning that the problem of the getting the slushy state pouring with the natural soy wax at the suggested 110 degrees Fahrenheit, can be solved with this wax. Thanks to this additive, you are able to pour this 444 soy wax at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your wax will still be in a fluid form when you pour and the candle will have a smoother appearance. This difference is partially due to the fact that this type of soy wax will reduce frosting, so you don’t have to worry about cooling the wax to a slushie state to reduce this effect.

Also, the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 provides you with a higher melt point than the other alternative soy wax. This wax has a melt point between 120- 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide you with a few benefits. First, you will be able to raise the fragrance oil allowance in your candle to up to 12% of your scent per pound. So, you will be able to create a stronger scented candle. Second, your candles will be less likely to melt when the weather gets hotter. So, it will be safer to ship candles as they will be less likely to melt in hot temperatures.

Soy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle Recipe

Again, we are using the higher melting point of beeswax to help create a cute candle design! We only use the beeswax for the red portion, which will be used for the zebra stripes. This will help prevent the wax from melting after the rest of the candle is added to the jar. Meaning, you shouldn’t have smears or running colors that could have been caused by the, melting of the red wax.

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Another natural wax that you can use instead of the pure soy option is the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464. This wax is one of the two alternatives that we carry for candle makers. While this wax is similar to the other alternative wax as they both contain a soy based additive. This wax has some similarities and differences with these other waxes.

Just like with the 444 soy wax, this type of soy wax will have an increased pour temperature, which is at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the original soy wax has to be poured at a lower temperature, this wax will become a slushy consistency by the time you can pour. However, this wax alternative will pour at a temperature where the wax remains liquid. So, the candle will be smooth, like the 444 soy wax candles.

Additionally, this type of wax has been made to reduce the frosting that comes with soy wax. While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle.

The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same. Instead, the 464 soy wax has a melt point of 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a few degrees lower than the other waxes. This means that you should be monitor the weather more careful to prevent the candles from getting too hot and melting. However, this lower melt point allows for a better glass adhesion in the finished candle!

While the maximum scent load for this wax is about 10-12%. We suggest that you have the fragrance oil at 10% of the wax to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Soy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

While candles are fun to create, it is always nice to try something new. Our sparkling potpourri gel uses this type of soy wax and rice bran oil to create a gel-like product that is perfect for a wax melt warmer.SImply squeeze some into the dish of a warmer and let the product do what it does best scent your home!

Soy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

This recipe is perfect for creating a simple candle that is still fun! This festive candle maintains the mardi gras spirit while not getting too crazy. This solid candle is simple and perfect! Since this recipe uses 464 soy wax, the wax adheres perfectly to the jar and has a very smooth consistency.

Soy Candle Recipes St Patricks Day Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes St Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Also, you can create a fun homemade candle for St. Patrick’s Day. This cute clove candle is perfect for anyone that enjoys unique, homemade decorations that you can use for this holiday. Not only is is a cute candle for this tradition, but this candle creation is a great room scenting product. The candle has a nice burn and smells very fresh.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Advice for Making Soy Candles

There are some possible issues that apply to all soy wax candles, so some advice may be helpful. First, you may have issues with the scent throw of soy wax candles. While this is the nature of soy wax, there are a few things you can do to maximize your scent throw. You can try increasing your wick size, however be careful not to go too large or you can burn the fragrance oil off before it hits the air.  Also, make sure that you have added the maximum amount of fragrance. While each fragrance will be different, most will use 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound. Second, you can reduce wet spots by heating the jar before pouring your wax. This will allow the wax to have time to better adhere. Finally, you can reduce frosting by heating the jar as it allows your wax to cool slower.

Aug
08

Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil


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Wisteria BLVD Fragrance OilWisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil is a fruit and floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a gorgeous and very feminine scent that floral and fruit scents with soft undertones of vanilla and musk that create a fragrance oil perfect for women. Whether you are looking to scent your scrubs, lotions, perfumes, or even handcrafted soaps this lovely fragrance oil is perfect for your creations.

What Does Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to Wisteria Lane.  This classic floral fragrance comprises ultra-feminine notes of Wisteria, Rose, Violet and Ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musks for a captivating and enchanting scent.

Top Notes: Melon, Peach, Coconut, Apple
Middle Notes: Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Wisteria
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Many of our customers that enjoy room scenting creations can enjoy this this lovely floral fragrance oil in their products. For those making homemade potpourri, this sweet scent can be used at a 50% rate. Also, incense stick and incense cone recipes can contain up to 50% of this floral fragrance oil. Natural homemade household cleaners are able to include a maximum of 5% of this scent. Diy aroma beads air freshener recipes can be created with this sweet musk aroma.

Also, customers create homemade scented candles with this feminine fragrance oil. Candles that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use up to 10% of this scent. Candle products made of either wow wax or joy wax have been found to perform perfectly. Strongly scented soy candles can be made perfectly with this feminine aroma as well. If you would enjoy coloring your wax creations, then we would like to suggest that you use purple color blocks. Another option, two drops of Spectrum purple liquid candle dye will work nicely. If you choose to color these products differently, then we would recommend that you avoid crayons as they clog wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Homemade cosmetic makers can include Wisteria Blvd fragrance oil in their bath and body recipes. Handmade body butters, scented creams, homemade perfumes, and other related products can use up to 5% of this floral aroma. If you are wanting to use this fragrance in soap, then check out its characteristics in soap from our cold process soap testing video. Soap batches that use this floral scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Also, the bars will have no discoloration and the scent will remain very strong after the soaps all cure. If you would like to color any of your bath and body products that use this classy fragrance oil, then we would like to suggest that you include some purple liquid candle dye in the amount that you would prefer. Those who color their creations differently should never include any form of candle dye.

We hope that you enjoy this sweet vanilla, floral, and musk blend in your own handcrafted creations!

Dec
29

Soy Candles


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Soy wax Candles Anyone who works with soy wax knows that candles produced with this wax will have great cold throw.  Cold throw is the scent of the candle when it is not lit.  Typically with soy wax, this throw will always be strong.  However, when it comes to hot throw with soy wax you may be left desiring more.

Why does my candle not have hot throw?

When using soy wax to craft your candles, a lack of hot throw is just the nature of the wax.  However, it could be possible that there was not enough fragrance or scent added to the melted wax.  When it comes to adding the scent to the wax, temperature is everything; and be careful not to add the fragrance when the temperature is too high.  Finally, the last thing to consider is the wick.  This will also have a direct effect on the hot throw in your candle.

How to Solve It

If you are just not satisfied with the hot throw of your soy candles and have carefully examined all of the possible problems that may have inhibited your hot scent throw; you may want to consider changing your wax.   Paraffin based waxes have very strong hot throw.  You can also switch your wax to a blend of both soy and paraffin.  Natures Garden’s Joy Wax is a great example of this blend; providing candles with excellent hot and cold throw.

With soy wax, you are able to add up to 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound of soy wax.  This fragrance load will provide the best possible scent for soy wax candles.  Also, if you are interested in seeing if a fragrance oil performs in soy wax, check out the fragrance oil’s customer reviews.  People often post what medium they used the fragrance oil in, especially if it works in soy wax.

Also, when making candles, waxes vary in the degree in which you can add the fragrance.  If you are noticing that your candles are not producing a strong enough hot throw, you may want to lower the temperature at which you add the fragrance oil.  It can be possible that some of the fragrance is burning off simply by the heat of the melted wax.  Adding your fragrance at too high of a temperature will do this.

Selecting a hotter burning wick for your candles will also help with a candle’s hot throw.  Some great hotter burning wicks to select from are Hemp or CD wicks.  But as always, testing is key.

Jun
10

Soy Candles Never Smelled So Good


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soy candle makingHi! I’m Claire, of Simple Sun Candles.

One of my favorite things is the relaxing ambiance a few lit candles in the evening create. Also, the warm and welcoming scent of a candle burning really means ‘home’ and also ‘comfort’ to me. Simple Sun Candles was started with the intent of offering eco-friendly, natural soy candles in a range of fragrances, with a simple and classic design. As someone who delights in the warm, welcoming glow and fragrance of a candle, I was looking for something that would easily blend in to any décor but also featured pleasing scents. However, I could not find exactly what I wanted in stores. After reading quite a bit about candle-making, I decided to begin making my own. I quickly fell in love with the relaxing melting, pouring and cooling process (and not to mention, how amazing my home smells). The name, Simple Sun Candles stems from my desire to keep things simple in life, cutting back on clutter, stress, and being more cognizant of the environment, which is reflected in my use of 100% soy wax, no dyes, and phthalate-free fragrance oils of the highest quality (from Nature’s Garden, of course).

All of my candles are hand-poured with care, at the optimal temperature for the ideal scent throw (after lots of research, and trial-and error!). I selected cotton wicks for my candles for a clean burn, and offer single-, two- and three-wick candles. I enjoy experimenting with new fragrances and products, such as adding soy wax melts to my shop. I am interested in trying out palm wax and pillar molds soon, and possibly dyes and layered candles for holidays.

This hobby/small-business venture has really been a rewarding experience. Having only opened my on-line shop in October 2012, I have already been able to contribute to community fundraisers and love hearing feedback from happy customers. I look forward to many years of creating candles and experimenting with different designs, fragrances, and methods.

In the picture on this blog, I used Natures Garden’s Caribbean Fragrance Oil, Golden Foods 464 Soy Wax, and HTP-73 Wicks (all from Natures Garden).

 

Website: http://SimpleSunCandles.etsy.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/simplesuncandles

Pinterest Page: http://pinterest.com/inmylife1027/simple-sun-candles/

 

May
14

Great Smelling Soy Wax Candles


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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name?  Robert M Vendetti & Spencer C Pilon, Spunky Bobs Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started with candle kit online, my girlfriend wanted soy wax candles.  It turned out I had extra candles and gave them to friends.  They started asking for more and more candles and a month later I was making 30 scents. Time was motivation, and friends asking for more scents too.  We have been in business since January 19th

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy wax candles four different size jars and tins.

4.  What are your business goals?  To make great smelling soy candles for everyone, and be successful at it.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Many different scentsGreen Irish Tweed Type, Lick Me All Over, Patchouli, Lavender, Black Raspberry & Vanilla, Twilight of the Woods, Fresh Cut Roses, China Rain, Butt Naked, NG Clean Linens, and others.

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/Spunkybobscandles

May
13

Creative Outlet Earning Extra Income


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Lori Barrow, Windsor Hills Wicks & Lather

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I’m a stay-at-home mom and needed an outlet for my creativity that would earn extra income. I was working on the lines that I would carry for a candle and soap business when our daughter got sick in 2010.  At that time, I started taking a closer look at the products that I was bringing into my home. Thankfully, her illness wasn’t as severe as originally diagnosed and I opened my Etsy based business in 2011.  I’ve always loved candles, so I set out to start making stylish, high-quality candles that my friends and I would like and use.

 3.  What products do you make and sell?  My main product line includes my crafty soy candles (canning jar containers with decorative handcrafted covers), wax melts, wax luminaries, body butter, spa salts & nail polish. I rotate out other products such as incense, burlap wall art, glass luminaries, facial masks, smelly jellies, salves and children’s bubble bath.

 4.  What are your business goals?  I would like to grow my business from a home business to having a store front in our historic downtown that showcases locally made candles, soaps and crafts. We have a lot of insanely talented artisans in my area and I would love to own a shop that showcases them all, and offer the occasional class in crafting. I would also like to own a small manufacturing facility so that I could take on larger orders that I have had to previously turn down.  Every candle that I create is an investment in not only my future; it’s an investment in the future of my family and this town that I grew up in and think of so dearly. It might be a struggle to achieve my dream, but I’m in this for the long haul and I can’t wait until all of my friends and everyone in this town try my custom container candles.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  My favorite products from Nature’s Garden are the fragrance oils and essential oils. Egyptian Dragon is heavenly, it is my best seller! Vanilla Spectacular is one of my favorite scents. People who normally don’t care for vanilla love Vanilla Spectacular! Another of my favorites is “Cashmere & Silk,” because it is an incredible scent! The essential oils that I have bought from Nature’s Garden have been great, I really love the patchouli essential oil and tea tree essential oil.  In addition to the fragrance and essential oils, I love the variety of herbs and spices that you carry! Many of the body recipes that I make require the use of powdered herbs or spices and they are very expensive to buy locally. I’m very thankful that you carry the herbs and spices that I need. Your incense supplies are phenomenal!

Your Website:  www.WindsorHillsWL.etsy.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/WindsorHillsWL

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WindsorHillsWL

Blog:  www.windsorhillswl.com ( I blog on my products and give craft DIY tutorials)

May
04

Soy Wax Container Candles and Melts


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Katrina Wood and my Company is called Innascents.

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I love Scented Candles.  After our first daughter was born in 2006 I became more aware of the chemicals that are in different products being used around the house.   After researching alternatives for scented candles I stumbled onto SOY.  That’s when my company INNASCENTS began in 2010.  The vision is to create an eco-friendly candle that burns clean, doesn’t leave a carbon footprint and changes the world one soy bean at a time.  All of our candles are proudly hand crafted in Guelph, Ontario. We only use the highest quality SOY, cotton cored wicks and premium, uncut fragrance oils that are free of added “fillers” and pesticides.

What products do you make and sell?  Currently we produce and sell Soy Container Candles and Cube Wax Melts in a variety of fragrances.  We attend the local Guelph Farmers Market every Saturday and offer “refills” of our container candles at a reduced cost.  We will also be attending the Made by Hand Show at the International Centre in Mississauga on April 20th.

What are your business goals?  The business had paused for a bit after the birth of our second child but is now back and looking forward to the future.  Our goal is to continue informing consumers about the benefits of Soy and creating a brand that people can trust.

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Some of the very best fragrances we use come from Natures Garden.  Some of the best sellers are the Sacred Sandalwood, Aloe and cucumber and Baby Powder.  We look for high quality fragrance oils and that is what you can find with Natures Garden’s products!!!

Your Website: www.innascents.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/innascentssoy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/innascents