Monday, July 29, 2013

Tempting Fragrances from Nature's Garden and a Little Fun with Soap

I just received a wonderful package full of delicious smelling fragrances from Nature's Garden.  They have been branching out more into soap making supplies, so you'll find a little of everything.  I am most impressed by the variety of fragrance oils they carry.  The list seems endless.  But to make things easier, they have handy little guides in PDF format to help, which are quite lovely, and I like how they organize the fragrances into categories.

Here are some of the guides that are particularly useful to soap makers:

Fragrance Class - Gives you lots of information about fragrances in general.  There is a class on essential oils on their site, too.

Fragrance Mixing Ideas - This is a long list of fragrance mixes that will give you a new unique scent.

Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results - This is a list of all of their fragrances and how they hold up in cold process soap.  Some other suppliers offer this as well, and it is a MUST really, but I like that this one is in a PDF that I can download and save to my computer.

They have a bunch of other PDF's from beginning soapmaking to oil properties and many recipes all for free.  I suggest perusing their website.

Here are the fragrances I have to play with:

Peppermint Patty
Down Home Country
Rum Ripened Raisin
Cracklin Birch
Caramel Apple
Pumpkin Eggnog
Sangria Punch
Indian Sandalwood
Chai Tea
Peppermint Fluff
Country Home
Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar
Jammin Rock Candy
The Perfect Man

I am going to be using these fragrances in some tutorials I'll be posting here or in my newsletter.  You can sign up for the monthly newsletter here:  Subscribe to our newsletter.  I have some ideas already but I thought I would ask you what you would like to see me make an have a little giveaway.

What scent do you think I should start with and what would you like the soap to look like (colors, techniques, inspiration, CP or MP)? Whichever one I choose to do, I will post a step by step tutorial, send you a completed soap from that batch and a 4 oz bottle of fragrance randomly chosen from the list above from Nature's Garden.  
Post your requests below.  It's easy...I have no Captcha or post approvals to wait on.

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  1. What about sweet potato and brown sugar for cp soap? The colors would be orange, yellow, cream and brown. I think a Holly Swirl would look great. :-)

  2. A Holly Swirl would look great with this scent. Thanks, SoapJam

  3. I've soaped their Chai Tea, smells great and behaves really well. I used brewed tea for my lye water and my soaps turned out a light beige brown with a full cure.

  4. My vote's for Sangria Punch - I know it's late for retail, but sounds so intriguing!

  5. Wonder how much fun the Kringleberry would be for the holidays! Lots of options with design colors, swirl patterns, pretty tops......

  6. Laura, Chai Tea smells wonderful. Brewing a tea is a great idea for the soap.

    Jen, I was thinking of making the Sangria Punch into more of a fall wine soap versus a summer thing. Deep colors and all.

    Myava, the Kringleberry is definitely a great holiday scent. I'll have to come up with something extra special for it.


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