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Aug
16

Champagne CP Soap Project


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Champagne CP Soap ProjectChampagne CP Soap Project

Anyone that is curious about how to make soap with champagne will love this soap recipe from Natures Garden. Our Champagne CP Soap Project provides you with a diy bath and body recipe that is gorgeous and cares for the skin. First, this cosmetic recipe uses soap making supplies, like cosmetic oils, that will nourish the skin. Plus, this cold process soap includes the sweet aroma of our Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil that is enhanced by wonderful effervescent notes of champagne. So, you can use this moisturizing cold process soap recipe to make cp soap that is nourishing, has a gorgeous scent, and a beautiful swirled soap design. So, take a look at the soap blog below for details on this recipe for making soap.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Lye
Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair

Other Ingredients and Supplies for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Scale
Champagne
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Base of the Champagne CP Soap

129 grams of Water
129 grams of Champagne
95 grams of Lye

136 grams of Mango Butter
68 grams of Avocado Oil
136 grams of Palm Oil
68 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
51 grams of Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
136 grams of Coconut Oil 76

Weights for the Red Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep

Weights for the White Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

12 grams of Titanium Dioxide
A small amount of your soaping oils

Make Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Before you start working on your handcrafted soap, you will have to make some preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this cosmetic recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you would need to make easy homemade soap recipes with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use later in this soap making method.

Boil the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap RecipeBoil the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another preparation that you will need to make is to boiling the champagne for your soap recipe with lye. So, you will want to place this alcohol into a pot. Then, use a stove top to boil it for about 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you stir your champagne periodically as it boils.

 

 

After this amount of time has elapsed, you will weigh out and carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your champagne soap, the frozen champagne  cubes will be used to replace half of the water portion in the water/lye solution.

Using Alcohol in Soap Making

We have some advice for using alcohol in soap making. When you are choosing your champagne, we would recommend that you try to use something with a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. This extra sugar will increase the likelihood that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. While it is less likely, this may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne. With this in mind, you will want to prepare for this possibility. So, take proper precautions at safeguarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Making Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Before you begin this cold process soap recipe, you will be making preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soaping supplies that are listed above for this free soap making recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clear up a work area to give yourself the space needed to make soap with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar as well as a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, set both of these bottles aside for when you need them later on.

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

You are going to be making the lye solution for the Champagne CP Soap. First, you will need to prepare the mixture of water and champagne. So, you will need 129 grams of water and 129 grams of the champagne that you have already frozen.

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

 

 

 

Second, you will need to measure out the lye for soap making. So, you will need to weigh 95 grams of the lye into a separate bowl. Now, you are ready to add the lye to your water/champagne. As you add the lye, you will want to slowly stir the mixture. Then, let the solution cool to room temperature.  

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Champagne CP Soap RecipePrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Champagne CP Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to want to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Champagne CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to weigh and add these soaping oils to a mixing bowl. You will need 136 grams of Mango Butter, 68 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 136 grams of Palm Oil, 68 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil, and 136 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Once you have all of these wholesale oils weighed out, you will want to set them aside to cool down.

Get the Soap Colorants Ready for the Soap Procedure

While you are waiting for your soaping oils and lye solution to cool, you can get the soap colorants ready for the soap procedure. So, you will need two small bowls. One of these bowls will have 5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep Purple. The second bowl should have 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide mixed with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, mix up the white colorant for your soap. Now, you can set these two soap colorants to the side for a later step.

Mix Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution for the Champagne Soap Mix Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution for the Champagne Soap 

Now you are ready to mix your soaping oils and lye solution for the champagne soap. So, you will want to pour your lye solution into your melted oil mixture. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to thoroughly mix these bath soap ingredients together. After everything has been mixed together you are ready for the next step.

Adding the Fragrance Oil for the CP Soap RecipeAdding the Fragrance Oil for the CP Soap Recipe

At this point, you are going to be adding the fragrance oil for the cp soap recipe. So, you will need to weigh and add 51 grams of the Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. This scented oil will give your soap the scent of a sparkling bouquet of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. These refreshing top notes are blended with fresh tones of red fruit and a twist of crushed pomegranate seeds. Further, this lively scent has hints of green foliage that are freshened with a blend of crisp aldehydes, which reinforce the sparkling top note of the fragrance.

Divide the Soap Batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Once your cp soap has been scented, you are going to divide the soap batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project. So, you will need to add half of your cold process soap to a new, clean mixing bowl. Then, you will want to leave the remaining half of the soap in the same bowl. 

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/titanium-dioxide-oil-dispersibleCreate the Red Potion of the Champagne CP Soap 

Now, you are going to create the red portion of the Champagne CP Soap. So, you are going to need one of your two soap batter portions. In this bowl, add the red soap colorant that you have previously prepared. Then, use a stick blender to fully incorporate the colorant in your soap. You can set this soap aside for now.

Create the White Potion of the Champagne CP Soap Create the White Potion of the Champagne CP Soap 

Next, you are going to create the white portion of the Champagne CP Soap. You will need the other portion of your cold process soap batter. Then, you are going to add the white colorant to this soap batter. After, you will need to mix the colorant using a stick blender.

Combining the Two Soap Colors for the Champagne Soap ProjectCombining the Two Soap Colors for the Champagne Soap Project

Once you have both of these soap colorants mixed, you are going to be combining the two soap colors for the Champagne Soap Project. So, you will want to start with the white colored soap. Then, you are going to be pouring the red colored soap into the white soap. You will want to pour the red soap in small amounts all throughout the bowl of white soap. After you have used up all of the red soap batter, you are ready to move on to the next step in the soap making process.

Swirl the Cold Process Soap BatterSwirl the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to swirl the cold process soap batter. You will need to use a spatula and move it through the bowl in a circular motion. Continue to slowly move in a circular motion until you are happy with the swirls in your bowl.

Pouring the Champagne CP Soap Pouring the Champagne CP Soap 

After you have created the swirl in your bowl, you are going to pouring the champagne cp soap. So, you are going to need to set up your wholesale soap mold. Then, you will want to gently pour this soap into the loaf mold. After pouring all of your soap, you are going to want to wait for your soap to completely set up.

Finishing Up the Champagne CP Soap ProjectFinishing Up the Champagne CP Soap Project

Now you are just going to be finishing up the Champagne CP Soap Project. After waiting roughly 24 to 48 hours, you soap should be completely set up. Then, you can remove your soap from the mold and cut it into individual sliced bars. Depending on how wide you make the bars, you should end up with about eight individual bars of soap. Then, you will need to let your soap bars  cure for about 4 to 6 weeks. Afterwards, you are finally ready to use the finished cold process soap bars!

Throw a Themed Cocktail Party 

Now that you have your own batch of boozy soap, you have the perfect excuse to throw a themed cocktail party! The Bubble Themed Cocktail Party from Martha Stewart would be a fun way to celebrate and have a good time. Plus, the bubbly theme would go perfectly with your bubbly batch of cp soap!

Reach Out About the Champagne CP Soap ProjectReach Out About the Champagne CP Soap Project

We hope you enjoyed creating this cold process soap recipe! If you are interested in making more free cold process soap recipes, then you may want to take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. Also, you can reach out about the Champagne CP Soap Project for help with any confusion that you may have. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First of all, you can reach out to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us soap making questions that you may have, but that’s not all you can do on our social media platforms! You can take part in the soap making community and share your own soap making ideas, too. So, we wish you luck with your soaping recipes and hope to hear from you soon!

Aug
07

Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe


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Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeMerlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Want to try out a fun CP soap recipe? Then, check out our fantastic wine soap recipe! The Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is a fun, unique soap recipe that you will be sure to enjoy. This soap recipe uses the delightful red wine aroma of our Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. Plus, this homemade soap recipe includes real red wine to provide some red wine skin benefits. Further, this cold process soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies that will care for your skin. If you would like to try creating this red wine soap recipe, then try out the soap making project below.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Lye
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant 1 oz.
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant 1 oz. 
Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant 1 oz.
Brown Oxide Fun Soap Colorant 1 oz.
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
Thermometer

Other Needed Ingredients for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Wine
Mini Bunch of Grapes Soap & Candle Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Total Weights for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Base

129 grams of the Water
129 grams of the Frozen Wine
96 grams of the Lye

122 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
68 grams of the Sunflower Oil
81 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil
121 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
216 grams of the Mango Butter Oil
51 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
6 grams of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Total Weights for the Melt and Pour Soap

132 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Before making your homemade soap, you are going to want to clean and sanitize for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this soap making recipe. Also, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you need to make this soap making recipe. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar. Then, set this bottle aside for when you need it later on.

Prepare the Wine for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Also, you will want to prepare the red wine for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place the wine into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you are stirring the wine periodically as it boils. When this time has elapsed, weigh out and carefully pour this wine into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight to create wine ice cubes. When you are ready to create your soap, the frozen wine will be used as half of the water portion of the water/lye solution. 

Choosing the Wine for Your Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

We have some advice on choosing the wine for your Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. We would recommend that you use a wine with a lower sugar content. If you are using a wine that has a high sugar content, it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. You will want to watch for this as well as take proper precautions at safe guarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Prepare the Green Grape Embeds for the Wine CP Soap RecipePrepare the Green Grape Embeds for the Wine CP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to want to prepare the green grape embeds for the Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh 132 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Then, you will want to use thirty second intervals in the a microwave to melt the soap base. After the soap base has melted, you will want to add 3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will want to add 7 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil to you mixture. You will want to mix these cosmetic ingredients together thoroughly and pour the soap into the grape bunches soap mold. You will make five grape bunches in total. Make sure that you allow them to setup before taking them out of the cosmetic molds.

Prepare the Lye Solution for the Merlot Wine CP Soap

Now you are ready to prepare the lye solution for the Merlot Wine CP Soap. First, you will need to weigh out the 129 grams of the distilled water and 129 grams of the frozen wine cubes. Then, you will want to stir this mixture as you add small amounts of the lye. You will need to continue to add small amounts of the lye while stirring the mixture. Once you have added all 96 grams of the lye for soap, you will need to set this solution in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Weigh and Melt the Cosmetic Oils for the CP SoapWeigh and Melt the Cosmetic Oils for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you are going to want to weigh and melt the cosmetic oils for the CP soap. You will want to add the following amounts to a microwave safe bowl; 122 grams Rice Bran Oil, 68 grams Sunflower Oil, 81 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams Olive Oil, 121 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 216 grams Mango Butter Oil. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt everything down. After, you will want to let your melted oils to cool to about the same temperature as your lye solution.

Preparing the Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP SoapPreparing the Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap

In the meantime, you can begin preparing the colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap. So, you are going to want to take a small bowl and add 5 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 6 grams of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant. Then, stir these two colors together and set the bowl aside for a later step.

Combining the Lye and Oils for the Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeCombining the Lye and Oils for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Once both the lye solution and the soaping oils have reached the proper temperature, you are ready for the next step, So, you will be combining the lye and oils for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. Then, you will want to use a stick blender to emulsify these soap making ingredients. After you have everything mixed together, you are ready for the next soap in the soap making process.

Add the Fragrance to the Merlot Wine CP SoapAdd the Fragrance to the Merlot Wine CP Soap

Once your soap batter has been mixed together, you are ready to add the fragrance to the Merlot Wine Soap. So, you will want to weigh out 51 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. Then, you will add this scented oil to your soap batter. After, you will want to use a stick blender to quickly incorporate the scent.

Merlot Wine Fragrance OilMerlot Wine Fragrance Oil

The aroma of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil is fantastic for enhancing this real wine soap recipe. This scent has scrumptious notes of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries. These fragrance oil notes combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background. Together, these fragrance oil notes create a wonderful aroma of red merlot wine. This perfectly enhances the true scent of your real red wine.

Add the Soap Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeAdd the Soap Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to add the soap colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, retrieve the bowl of soap colorant that you had previously prepared. Then, add this colorant to your scented soap batter. Then, you will need to use your stick blender to throughout incorporate this color into your cold process soap batter. Once everything has been thoroughly incorporated and your soap has reached trace, you are ready to move on to the next step.

 Pouring the Merlot Wine CP Soap Into the Soap MoldPouring the Merlot Wine CP Soap Into the Soap Mold

Now that your soap has reached trace, you can begin pouring the Merlot Wine CP Soap into the soap mold. Then, you can pour your soap batter into the soap mold. Before moving on to the next step in the process, you will want your soap to set up a bit. However, you don’t want the soap to set up completely so that the soap embeds stick to the soap bars.

Adding the Soap Embeds for the Merlot Wine CP SoapAdding the Soap Embeds for the Merlot Wine CP Soap

Once your cold process soap is set up just enough, you can start adding the soap embeds for the Merlot Wine CP Soap. So, you are going to add your green grapes soap embeds to the top of the cold process soap. Of course, you will want to evenly space each of your five grape soaps onto the top of your soap loaf. After cutting your soap loaf, each bar of soap will have an embed grape soap on top. After placing all of your grape soap embeds, you will want to set the soap aside to set up completely.

Remove the Merlot Wine CP Soap from the MoldRemove the Merlot Wine CP Soap from the Mold

After your soap has completely set up in the soap mold, you are ready to remove the Merlot Wine CP Soap from the mold. This should take 24-48 hours before you can remove the soap from your mold. Once your diy soap recipe is removed from the mold, you are going to cut your loaf soap into bars of soap. Each bar will have a bunch of grapes, so you should end up with five bars of cp soap.

Using Your Finished Merlot Wine CP Soap

Before you are ready to use your finished Merlot Wine CP Soap, you will need to put these cold process soap bars in a safe place to cure. Once your wine soap has cured for a few weeks, you are finally ready to use your cold process soap! Whether you are making soap for your own use or to sell in your soap making business, we are sure that you will enjoy these handmade soaps! 

Learn More About Pairing Merlot Wine with Food

If you enjoy drinking Merlot wine as well as using it in your cold process soap, then you may be interested to learn more about pairing Merlot wine with food. The article Merlot Wine Taste by Wine Folly begins by sharing the wine’s profile and taste. Then, they talk about a few food that would pair perfectly with the notes of this wine. Further, this article shares a few fun and random facts about Merlot wine that you may enjoy learning about. So, anyone that enjoys Merlot wine may want to try out this article on wine.

Questions About the Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

We hope that you had fun creating this cold process soap recipe. If you have any questions about the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can contact us over the phone on our H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and on social media. Also, you can reach us through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us questions about this wine soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade bath and body recipes, too!

Apr
05

Best Wine Fragrance Oils


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Best Wine Fragrance OilsBest Wine Fragrance Oils

Up until the last 20 years, wine was not very popular. Only in recent years has a “wine-craze” taken over in society. Availability and affordability are the number one reasons why this alcoholic beverage has taken a close second to the sale and production of beer. Nature’s Garden is totally hip to the popularity of “vino”. We have listed below, our best wine fragrance oils.  Some of our fragrances have recipes that incorporate actual wine and of course the fragrance itself to create an amazing bath and body product. How about creating a gift basket of lotion, soap and/or a body scrub all using wine for clients or family members who are wine lovers?  So, go ahead and raise your glass to learning about all our wine-inspired fragrances and their recipes! Cheers!

Did you know? Wine has been around for centuries! Dating back as far as 4100 B.C. the world’s oldest winery was discovered in Armenia. There are basically 5 types of wine; Red, White, Rose, Fruit and Mead (which is a honey wine). These types of wine are based on the grapes that were used to create. Each wine is named after the type of grape that was used to create it.

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Burgundy Rose

Our first wine fragrance is Burgundy Rose. With this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Finally, this rose fragrance can withstand the saponification process without losing its authenticity.

This fragrance did well in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, separating or discoloring. There was some accelerating so soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. The scent held up nice and strong throughout its cure. Burgundy Rose also did well with candles and in bath and body products.

We have a wonderful recipe that uses this romantic fragrance oil. Our Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak recipe incorporates powdered goat’s milk. Oat Straw powder with an added touch of rose petals to help boost the floral fragrance. Oat Straw is know for it’s skin rejuvenating and softening properties so it is a perfect addition to this recipe.

Best Wine Fragrances: Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance Oil

Cabernet Sauvignon is a very popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. Our fragrance oil is the essence of a sweet aroma of wild grapes enhanced with hints of strawberries and sweet sugary notes with a light alcoholic background. A wonderful aroma of red sweet Cabernet wine. 

This fragrance oil had a decent test run in cold process soap. There was no ricing or accelerating, however, we did experience separating when we placed the batter in the mold. It did combine back together as it solidified. Due to the fact that this fragrance oil has a high vanillin content. We suggest using our Vanilla White color stabilizer to help prevent this. This fragrance oil did well in other bath and body products and in all our candle wax testing.

Do you know? The wine itself is a bold and assertive full bodied wine, best paired with any type of meat dish, barring the spicy ones. Grilled meats and vegetables, hearty stews and meaty types of fish, such as Ahi Tuna or Swordfish, go well with this wine.

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil was designed to capture not just the wine itself, but also the essence of the Christmas season. Cabernet has a classically deep, red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time, and created our version of Christmas Cabernet.

Christmas Cabernet did very well in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, separating or accelerating. This fragrance oil has a slight vanillin content. It caused our soap to discolor to an olive/tan color. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be helpful in preventing discoloring.

We liked this scent so much that we created a beautiful Wine Sugar Scrub recipe that not only has Christmas Cabernet as the star fragrance, but we also used a splash of real wine to help enhance the skin loving qualities of this scrub. This recipe is chock full of moisturizing components such as, cocoa and shea butter, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and Vitamin E. That’s just the beginning! Your skin will be soft, supple and moisturized, not to mention smelling sweet and yummy!

Do you know? Cabernet is a type of grape that is used in red wine making. The addition of Sauvignon came from an accidental cross-breeding of the wine grapes; Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon was born!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Merlot Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Merlot Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which  combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background.

Merlot did wonderful in our cold process soap testing! A soaper’s dream come true! No ricing, separating, or accelerating and no discoloring! The fragrance stayed strong and true throughout it’s cure.

Best Wine Fragrances: Merlot Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is perfect in our Wine Cold Process soap recipe! This soap has skin loving oils such as, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil. We also incorporated wine in the recipe to be used as part of the water portion! A perfect addition for a true wine inspired soap!

Do you know?  Wine (and grape juice) contain a high content of Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes that has excellent antioxidant qualities. When used in cosmetics, this micronutrient can help protect the skin from UV damage, and reduces the occurrence of age spots. Resveratrol also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. This amazing product is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products, and provides anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling.

 

Best Wine Fragrances: NG Napa Valley Harvest Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: NG Nappa Valley Harvest Fragrance Oil

NG Nappa Valley oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful duplication of the Yankee candle scent.  This fragrance is reminiscent of the cultural heritage surrounding Napa Valley, and the effervescence of rich, aged wine. The scent is a complex blend of aged wine, lilac, vanilla, violets, and lilies, with a light musky base note. A definite complex fragrance that is very pleasing to the nose!

NG Nappa Valley Harvest is a winner when it came to our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separating, or acceleration. It did discolor to a light butter color so you may chose to use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this. This fragrance also did very well in our bath and body product testing and in our candle wax testing!

Do you know? September through November is when the actual Napa Valley Harvest season is. Harvest season is a busy, bustling time with the season’s harvest being brought in and new batches of wine that are being made. Visitors not only get to sample the varieties of the wines that are made, but you can also participate in the picking and the smashing of the grapes!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Shiraz Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Shiraz Fragrance Oil

The pronunciation of Shiraz is taken from the original name “Syrah” but for one reason or another, Australians adopted the well known term Shiraz.  The aromas and flavors of Shiraz vary with wine style and region, but are usually blackberry, plums, and pepper in varying degrees dependent on growing conditions.  Natures Garden’s Shiraz fragrance is reminiscent of this prestigious wine.

Shiraz Fragrance Oil did beautifully in our cold process testing. With no accelerating, ricing, seperating or discoloring, it is another soaper’s dream! The scent stayed true and strong througout it’s cure time. Shiraz also did well in all our candle waxes and in bath and body products. With a fragrance oil that does so well, we had to create a recipe with it!

Best Wine Fragrances: Shiraz Fragrance OilOur Wine Lotion recipe is loaded with some amazing skin loving ingredients. Jojoba oil, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E to name just a few. Of course we did include our Reservatrol Powder which you know is a wonderful for aging skin!

 

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil

If you’ve ever dined at an Italian restaurant and drank wine from a flask that was wrapped in straw, you’ve enjoyed Tuscany Chianti wine.  Natures Garden’s Tuscan Wine fragrance is a true luxury fragrance beginning with top notes of black grapes, strawberry, and red wine; followed by middle notes of white flowers and sweet cinnamon; and sits on dry wood notes.

Tuscan Wine did beautifully with cold process soap testing. It had no ricing, separating or accelerating. It did discolor to an olive brown, so Vanillin White Color Stabilizer may be used to help prevent this. The scent retention during and after its cure time was amazing and strong!

Do you know? The straw wrapped wine bottle of Chianti is called a “Fiasco” which in Italian means: bottle or flask.

 

White Zinfandel Wine Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: White Zinfandel Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has the aroma of fruity dry pink wine with undertones of red raspberries, currents, strawberries and rose petals with a light alcoholic background. Zinfandel is the type of grape that is used to make this incredibly popular wine. The “White” part is actually a method of making the wine itself, hence the name White Zinfandel.

 

White Zinfandel tested positive in cold process soap making. With no acceleration, ricing or separation, it is a good soap to play with! No discoloring either which makes this fragrance oil perfect! The scent retention in all bath and body products, candle waxes and even in soaping stayed very strong and true with no fading!

Best Wine Fragrances: White Zinfandel Fragrance OilNature’s Garden created this fun Wine Gel Wax candle recipe using our popular White Zinfandel. This candle is incredibly easy to make using wine glasses as your container and our red Spectrum candle dye. You will have some fun candles to display for any kind of celebration in no time!

Do you know? Back in 1975, Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel experienced a failure which resulted in the White Zinfandel as we know it today? The original wine had a “stuck fermentation” which is a problem that occurs when the yeast in the wine dies out before consuming all the sugar. This accidental juice was set aside and several weeks later, the winemaker tasted it, preferring the result, which was sweet and pink. It was originally called Cabernet Blanc, but eventually the name White Zinfandel was adopted.

 

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Muscadine Fragrance Oil

Muscadine is a fragrance oil by Natures Garden that is rich in a  wonderful aroma of fresh grapes, blackberries, and woodsy base notes. Much like the wine itself.

This fragrance oil did well in our cold process soap processing. There was no accelerating, separating, or ricing. Despite the fact that there is zero vanillin in the oil, it will discolor to a dark cream. Vanilla White Color stabilizer will not prevent this from happening. Muscadine also did well in candles and in bath and body products for scent retention.

Muscadine grapes are considered America’s “first grape”. They are commonly grown in the hotter, dryer regions of the States. The resulting wine from muscadine grapes result in a sweet, red wine mostly for the reason that winemakers may add sugar to the wine. This wine is known to have a taste of ripe banana, apple, lime peel plus a scent of rubber cement. Wait! What? Rubber Cement? Well, they do say Muscadine wine is an acquired taste so there you go!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Cooking With WineCooking With Wine

We all know you can cook with wine. You should always cook with a wine that you would drink is what I have learned. Wine is a versatile ingredient that can deepen the flavor of the most simple dish. If you would like to broaden your horizons in cooking with wine,  enjoy browsing through these recipes that incorporate this popular beverage.

 

So there you have it! We hoped you enjoyed this lesson in wine today.  Not only did you learn some fun facts about our featured wine fragrances, but hopefully you found some creative new recipes and learned a little about our best wine fragrances we have to offer. Whether you are looking for some fresh, new ideas to add to a new line of products or just wanting to make something fun and creative for friends or family, we hope to have inspired you just a little.