Recent News

  • free-candle-recipes
    30 Free Candle Recipes
  • cold process soap recipes
    30 Free Cold Process Soap Recipes
  • free soap recipes
    30 Free Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
Oct
31

Sour Watermelon Scent

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

sour watermelon candy fragranceSour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sour Watermelon Candy Scent is a fragrance full of citrus notes that is sure to bring you memories of delicious childhood candies. It is sure to remind you of your first taste of a yummy fruity Starburst! For anyone who loves anything sour that is sure to make your taste buds go insane, then this fragrance is perfect for you! Or even if you are just a fruit lover in general, this fragrance is a perfect combination of those citrus smells with a hint of the sourness! It is sure to be a smell that you and your friends and family will enjoy!

What Does Sour Watermelon Candy Smell Like?

Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to the flavor of our favorite candy in the whole world, StarburstTM watermelon chews. The aroma of sweet and sour mandarin oranges, pineapples, and wild watermelon. 
Natures Garden is in no way affiliated with the MARSTM company,owners of the trademarked candy:  StarburstTM

How Do Our Customers Use Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil?

If you are a fruity smell with just a dash of sourness mixed in that everyone will love, then this is the absolute perfect one for you! Sour Watermelon scent is nice and strong in soy wax, and is great for wow wax and joy wax. If you love to make potpourri or incense, this fragrance has a 50% usage rate!

For bath and body products, Sour Watermelon Candy scent has a usage rate of 5%. This delectable fragrance can be used to make soaps, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and bath gels. For all the CP soapers out there, this fragrance is just right for you. Our CP findings are: there is no acceleration, ricing, or discoloration and it has a perfect pour. However, it is just a tad bit oily when used in soaps, but the scent is just phenomenal! This fragrance also has a 0% vanillin content, which means it will not discolor your soaps!

Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil is definitely a scent that anyone of any age is sure to just adore! All those delicious thoughts of one of our favorite candies, it is sure to be one that you will just have to try! Are you wondering how to get your hands on this awesome scent as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “sour watermelon candy” into the search bar on our site. That will take you directly to our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil page! And it gets even better! On the top of the sour watermelon picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” Well if you click on that link, it will show the name and picture of one of our awesome free recipes that just so happens to made with Sour Watermelon Candy scent! So make sure to try out our Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe as well! One try and you’ll be hooked! But make sure to check out the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts or questions and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

sour watermelon page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
31

Customer Spotlight

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, customer spotlights, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

kristy and tonyaCustomer Spotlight

Hello everybody! Have we ever mentioned how much we appreciate and love our customers here at Nature’s Garden? Well we do! We cannot even begin to express how much we appreciate your continued business with us! We are here to do whatever we can to help you and your businesses succeed, and we want to supply you with whatever you need! So here’s a little something new! Instead of writing about our amazing products or recipes, this blog is going to be dedicated to some of our wonderful customers. Some of the fantastic people who keep us going!

When I was in the store recently, I was on the look out for any of our great customers. I was hoping to be able to start writing about a customer spotlight and I ran into these two ladies right here. These ladies are pretty awesome and so nice! I had the chance to be able to talk to and interrupt them during their girls day out. So please meet Kristy from Kristy’s Lovely Lather’s, and her friend Tonya! These ladies were so nice and did not mind my interruption of their day out at all! We just got to talking and they were telling me about how much they love coming to our store!

During our little talk, I started asking them about their favorite products that we carry at Nature’s Garden. We got to talking about fragrances, (I mean we have over 800+ of them, so its guaranteed that everyone will definitely have their share of favorites) and we finally narrowed it down to each of their top three. Kristy’s first favorite was our Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil. (Which, let me say, is a scent that makes my taste buds go crazy as well!) Coming in a close second and third to black raspberry vanilla, she choose our Aqua Di Gio Type Fragrance Oil and our Baby Bee Buttermilk Type Fragrance Oil.

For Tonya’s top favorite, she choose our Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil. (These ladies picks are right up my alley, just like them I love anything that smells like a delicious yummy treat! The thought of banana nut bread is right up there with black raspberry vanilla, it’s totally making my stomach rumble!) Then, Tonya and I got to talking about our Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil. She told me about how Sweet Pea is her daughter’s favorite scent. She also shared a great private memory with me about a Christmas years ago when her husband and daughter bought her a whole basket full of sweet pea scented bath and body products, when it is actually her daughters’ favorite! She ended her story laughing, telling me about how they still tease her daughter about her love for sweet pea!

These two ladies were so sweet, I hope to see them again! Kristy and Tonya, thank you for letting me interrupt your girls day out, you two are definitely awesome! For all of our other customers, come out and visit us at the store! I would love to be able to talk to each and every one of you! Thank you for all your support of us here at Nature’s Garden!

Kristy's Lovely Lathers

Visit Kristy’s Lovely Lathers Facebook page to see some of her amazing creations!  We are sure you will love them as much as we do!

Oct
30

White Willow Bark Uses

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, herbal tea, herbs, Natures Garden, white willow bark and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

white willow barkWhite Willow Bark Uses

Hello all you wonderful people! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for something new and exciting to try? Do you love adding different herbs and ingredients to your bath and body products? Or maybe even trying different ingredients in your soaps? Well, have you ever used white willow bark before? This product is simply amazing, it has so many uses that you’ll be itching to try it as soon as you’re done reading this! White willow bark can be used for so many different industries and products such as hair care, skin care, medicinal uses, bath and body products, and you can even make a white willow bark tea!

There are so many different white willow bark uses. It can be used in many common bath and body products such as facial masks, bath teas and salts, lotions, ointments, creams, bath bombs, scrubs and even soaps. With using these products, there are many skin care and hair care benefits. For the hair, white willow bark helps to moisturize it and the scalp. It also is used to remove dandruff and excess oils. For your skin, the white willow bark will help brighten any dark areas of the skin and give it an even smooth complexion. It is also used to treat black heads, white heads, acne, and even oily or inflamed skin. When you use this product in some herbal concoctions, it is known to help relieve pain.

White willow bark has many medicinal benefits as well. The tea can be used as a foot soak to help with smelly, sweaty, or sore feet and the tea can also be used as a gargle to treat sore throats and tonsillitis. White willow bark contains a compound called salicin that is like aspirin. It is better on the stomach than aspirin and doesn’t irritate the lining. White willow bark also has many different properties like being antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, and anti-pyretic. It can be used to treat arthritis, gout, diarrhea, gas, fever, headaches, heartburn, joint pains, colds, bursitis, the flu, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis. It also contains natural antioxidants and flavonoids that help to remove harmful chemicals from the body that could later cause cancers. It even can remove warts, stop vomiting and suppress sexual desire. Pregnant women are recommended not to use this product, however it does help to alleviate women’s pain caused from menstrual cramps. It also helps with hot flashes and night sweats brought on from menopause. White willow bark also speeds up any herbal supplements being used to help a person lose weight.

Are you wondering how to find this fantastic product as soon as possible? Well, on our website, just type “white willow” into the search bar. That will take you directly to our cut and sifted white willow bark. But don’t take my blog as medical advice please, always consult with your doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment! Did you know that the wood from the white willow tree is used to make bats for the game cricket? And the wood used to be an important ingredient in the manufacturing of gun powder? Enjoy this awesome product! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more fun things to try? Check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes!

white willow bark page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
30

Uses for Borax

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, cleaning products, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

boraxUses for Borax

Hello everyone! For all you crafters out there, do you love to create new things? Or maybe you’re looking for some recipes that can help you to be more eco-friendly? Maybe you’re just wondering what you can make that can just help you save some money? Well have you ever made anything with borax before? Yes, I’m sure you’ve seen it just sitting around your house and you’ve always wondered what you could use it for. It can actually be used for multiple different industries and products! You can use it to make your own laundry and dishwasher detergents, house hold cleaners, medicinal purposes, and it can even be used in bath and body products!

There are many uses for borax around your house. When you use homemade laundry detergent with borax, the borax actually helps to soften the water. It keeps the detergent from sinking straight to the bottom of the machine and actually helps to make it keep moving around so that it cleans your clothes better. Homemade laundry detergent also helps to avoid bad chemicals like sulfates and phenols from being used on your clothes, it is very eco-friendly, and helps to keep stains off of your clothes. Homemade dish detergent with borax helps to get grease and grime off of the dishes easier, and even increases the power of the cycle in the dishwasher. It even helps to keep the dishwasher clean!

Borax can be used to make many house hold cleaners too! It is great for creating an odor eliminating spray that will work anywhere in your house! Borax can even be used to deodorize cat litter. It cleans any kitchen surface by removing grease and stains, cleaning sinks, pots and pans, garbage disposals, and it can be used on any kitchen appliance. You can even use it to steam clean your carpets! It’s a great way to avoid any nasty chemicals being used on the carpets and is also a natural cleanser. It can refresh and brighten worn carpets, and removes any caked in grime or dust. It can even be used as an all-purpose cleaner in the bathroom! It removes grime and rings from around the bathtub, and even brightens tile!

It can be used for many bath and body products like lotions, creams, shampoos, bath salts, bath bombs, and gels. When used in lotions and creams, borax acts as an emulsifier so that the oil and water do not separate. It also makes the skin softer, cleaner, and healthier. These creams and lotions can also help to remove cosmetics from the skin. When borax is used in shampoos, it helps to stop the scalp from itching and flaking, and removes sweat from the hair.

Are you wondering how you can find this awesome product on our site? Just type “borax” into the search bar and it will take you right to a page that offers our borax, and also borax in bulk. Are you looking for even more fun besides this great product? Then check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

borax page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
29

Apple Cinnamon Scent

This entry was posted in candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

apple cinnamon original fragrance oilApple Cinnamon- Original Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our original Apple Cinnamon scent is sure to delight your senses. It is a smell that is sure to throw your taste buds into over drive, and remind you of every delicious apple recipe you’ve ever tried. Whether it’s apple cider or plain old apple pie, this fragrance will get your stomach rumbling with its’ delicious reminders. Apple Cinnamon is sure to be a scent that will keep everyone you know coming back for more again and again. If you are looking for a scent to get everyone’s taste buds tingling, then this is the perfect one!

 

What Does Apple Cinnamon- Original Smell Like?

Apple Cinnamon- Original fragrance by Nature’s Garden is a NG original scent! It is the wonderfully delectable scent of fresh cinnamon sticks sprinkled over a delicious juicy red McIntosh apple.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Cinnamon- Original Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for the perfect way to tingle the tastes of everyone you know? Then Apple Cinnamon is precisely what you’ve been looking for! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you’ve been searching for. It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, and is also nice and strong in soy wax. You can also get the smell of Apple Cinnamon wafting throughout your house by using this amazing fragrance in potpourri or incense. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For all the crafters out there who like to make their own bath and body products, unfortunately this fragrance is not body safe. So please do not use it for any lotions, perfumes, bath gels, or any other kind of bath and body product recipe. Melt and pour and cold process soapers, this includes you as well.  However, we do offer a body safe version found here.

 

Apple Cinnamon- Original scent is the perfect scent for any candle or project you are in the mood for. It is a fragrance that is sure to bring back delicious childhood memories of possibly your first taste of apple cider, or maybe your first time trying a candy apple, bobbing for apples, or even your very first delectable taste of a yummy apple pie! Who can turn down the scent of a tasty red apple? This smell is definitely one that you and everyone you know will surely not be able to resist!

Are you just drooling at the thought of this wonderful fragrance? Wondering what the easiest way to find this awesomeness is on our new website? Well, all you have to do is type “apple cinnamon original” into our search bar and it will take you directly to this amazing fragrance! But hold on, there’s more! On the top of the fragrance picture is a little green link that says “Recipe”. If you click on that link, it will show you the name and a picture of one of our many free recipes, Candle Wax Tarts! By clicking that link, it will take you directly to that wonderful recipe! But be sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! You will definitely love them! Have fun and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

apple cinnamon original page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
28

Uses for Roses

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, roses, Soap making supplies, uses for roses and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Uses for RosesUses for Roses

Hello everybody! What do roses mean to you? To most people, they are a symbol of love. A way to show their pure unconditional love for someone else. But did you know that they can also be used for many other uses besides romance? No, I’m not kidding! These gorgeous flowers have a huge variety of uses including in bath and body products, hair care, skin care, and even medicinal purposes! Aren’t you curious? There are so many different uses out there that I’m sure as soon as you finish reading this, you’ll want to try most of these for yourself!

Roses are a part of the genus Rosa, within the family Roseceae. There are over 100 species in existence and countless hybrids! They are native to Africa, North America, and Europe, but mainly Asia. The rose is approximately 35 million years old, according to some fossil evidence found in Colorado. It is the National Floral Emblem of the United States and the national flower of England. It is also the state flower of New York, North Dakota, Georgia, Iowa, and the District of Columbia. Did you know that in ancient Egypt, roses were used as offerings to the goddess Isis because they were considered the most sacred flower? And in ancient Rome and Greece, they were associated with the goddess of love?

Many bath and body products can contain roses. There are many skin care benefits when using them in bath and body products. Rose oil has many anti-bacterial properties. It also helps to treat acne, soften skin, and hydrate and moisturize skin. It also helps to fight skin diseases, regenerate cells, restore skin texture, and fights inflammation. Rose oil has even been used to change skin pigmentation! When used for hair products, the antiseptic properties in rose water help to reduce dandruff and scalp inflammation. The oil also adds shine to the hair, prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth, and can improve blood circulation in the scalp. Rose water can even be used as a natural hair spray! For all the soapers and candle makers out there, rose petals make a beautiful natural decoration to your creations. And when used as an actual ingredient in soap, it is great for softening the skin.

There are countless medicinal benefits to roses as well! When rose oil is used in a compress, it helps to treat puffiness of the eyes, and also treats inflamed and tired eyes. When combined with Melissa oil, rose oil is awesome for treating herpes sores. The fruit that grows on rose plants, rose hips, is very high in vitamin C. The rose hips help to treat high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, chest pains, fevers, and they can even be used as a kidney tonic. Rose oil is also used to help with panic attacks. There is a rose tea that can be made that can help treat PMS, menopause symptoms, mastitis, and breast pain in women. Roses can also be used to stimulate the liver, improve circulation, and increase the appetite. Those are only a few of the many medicinal benefits from roses!

Wondering how to find this awesome product on our site? Well the easiest way is by typing “rose” into our search bar. That will take you directly to a page that shows all of the fantastic rose products we offer including our Red Dried Rose Petals and Buds and our Pink Dried Rose Petals and Buds. We also have many rose fragrance oils and a bunch of free rose recipes like our Lavender Sage Bath Bombs! Enjoy and have fun! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

rose results page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
27

New Born Baby Scent

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

new born baby fragrance oilNew Born Baby Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

New Born Baby Fragrance Oil is a wonderfully delightful scent. It has many relaxing qualities that are sure to remind you of all the adorable little babies you have ooh’d and ahh’d over in the past. The scent of a new born baby is a wonderful scent that you are sure to never forget. This fragrance is sure to remind you of all the little miracles that are blessings in your life. New born baby scent is perfect for any project you are planning on trying! Your family, friends and customers are sure to adore it as much as you!

 

What Does New Born Baby Smell Like?

New Born Baby Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a delicate blend full of citrus tones that unravel into a lovely mixture of soft florals. For a classic baby scent, a hint of orange flower is mixed with a bouquet of ylang, rose, and geranium surrounded by the smell of sandalwood. The base is a soothing velvety combination of powdery sweetness and musk.

 

How Do Our Customers Use New Born Baby Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for a scent that is sure to remind everyone you know of all the amazing little babies and loved ones in their lives? Then New Born Baby is perfect for you. It is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax. By using this fragrance in aroma beads, it will fill your house with its’ relaxing wonderful smell. It also has a 50% maximum usage rate when used in potpourri or incense.

For bath and body products, our New Born Baby scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. This lovely fragrance can be used in many common products such as bath gels, lotions, bath oils, perfumes, and soaps. New Born Baby also has no vanillin content so it will not discolor your soaps or other products in any way! For all the CP soapers out there, this fragrance is fantastic for you too! Our CP findings are: there was no acceleration or discoloration, and it also has a perfect pour!

 

New Born Baby is the perfect scent for any current or future project you may be working on. This fragrance is sure to have your friends and family and of course your customers, coming back again and again! Excited? Well there’s even more! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes, and we just happen to our Baby Shower Cold Process Soap recipe that is made with New Born Baby fragrance! This is an amazing recipe that is the perfect gift for any expectant mom out there! But don’t just stop there, make sure to check out the rest of our free recipes and classes as well!

Are you wondering how to find this amazing product on our awesome new site? Well, just type “new born” or “new born baby” into the search bar and it will take you directly to our New Born Baby fragrance oil! On the top of the fragrance picture is a little green link that says “Recipe.” Click on the link and you will see the name and picture of our Baby Shower soap. That is a link to take you directly to the recipe! Enjoy! This fragrance is sure to be favorite of mommies and soon-to-be mommies everywhere! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

new born baby page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
26

Tart Green Apple Scent

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

tart green apple fragranceTart Green Apple Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tart Green Apple scent is a wonderfully delicious scent that will bring you back to all kinds of childhood memories. You will be reminded of the first time you bobbed for apples and the first time you ever tried that yummy apple cider. It is the perfect homey scent to add to any project, candle or soap that you are interested in making. If you are looking for something that will make all of your guests or family and family think of all the wonderful comforts of home, then this scent is perfect for you.

What Does Tart Green Apple Smell Like?

Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a very strong scent of tart green granny smith apple. It is completely true to its name.

How Do Our Customers Use Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a scent that is sure to remind people of their amazing childhood memories, then this is the scent for you. It is very strong and nice in soy wax and also performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. The scent of apples will also fill your house with its lovely aroma if you use this scent in aroma beads.  There is also a 50% usage rate if you want to use this scent for potpourri and incense!

For bath and body products, Tart Green Apple scent has a 5% usage rate. It can be used in many common personal care products such as bath gels, perfumes, soaps, bath oils, and lotions. Tart Green Apple has absolutely no vanillin content, meaning it will not discolor your soaps or bath and body products in any way. For any CP soapers out there, this fragrance is amazing for you as well! Our CP findings are: no ricing, no acceleration, and it is a perfect pour. Also, since there is no vanillin, there is no discoloration to your soap and this fragrance just ultimately works very well in soaps.
Tart Green Apple is perfect for whatever project or craft you are interested in! It is a scent with childhood reminders that is sure to have you, your customers, or your friends and family wanting to use it over and over again! But wait, there’s more! We offer many free recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and we just happen to have one for our Monster Snot Soap Jelly that is actually made with our Tart Green Apple scent! This soap jelly is perfect for all of your own little kiddos, they are sure to love this spooky fun project! Are you wondering how to find all of these amazing products on our website? Well, the easiest way to find our Tart Green Apple fragrance is by typing “tart green apple” into our search bar. That will take you right to our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil page, and on the top of the fragrance picture, there is a green link that says “Recipe.” Click on that, and it will show you the name and a picture of our Monster Snot Soap Jelly. If you click that, it will take you right to the free recipe! Enjoy and have fun with this awesome scent! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla. Are you looking for even more amazing free recipes? Make sure to check out all of our great free recipes and classes!

tart green apple page

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
24

Scented Putty

This entry was posted in bath and body, crafts as a hobby, crafts to do with your kids, flavoring, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, soap dyes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

scented-puttyScented Putty

Hey everybody! Are you looking for a new craft for the kiddos? Or maybe a new project that you can do with them for a creative way to spend time together? Or maybe even a fun thing that they can make with their friends? Well, how about our free recipe for our Scented Putty? What kid doesn’t love to play with putty? I know I did, we had it everywhere, all over the house! And what kid wouldn’t love to make their own? They can pick the colors, sizes, whatever they want! This recipe is sure to be a fantastic hit among them and their friends so you should definitely stick this on your future projects to try list!

Ingredients and Equipment Needed to Make Scented Putty

1 tablespoon of Corn Starch

½ teaspoon of Borax

2 tablespoons Distilled Water

1 tablespoons White School Glue

10 drops in FUN Soap Colorant (whatever color you want!)

10 drops Tropical Paradise Flavoring (or any other oil-based flavoring)

Disposable Pipette

Mixing Spoons

4 oz. PET Jar

White Dome Lid 58/400

2 plastic cups (or mixing bowls)

Measuring Spoons

1. In a plastic cup, mix 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 1/2 teaspoon of Borax together. Make sure to mix it well.

putty 1

2. In a separate cup add ½ teaspoon of this mixture along with 10 drops of Tropical Blast Flavoring and 10 drops of FUN Soap Colorant. (You can also use any of our body safe fragrances instead of the flavoring. However if you do choose to use fragrance, do not use the plastic cups. Make sure to use a mixing bowl because the fragrance will eat through the plastic cup.) Set aside the cup with the Borax mixture. You will not need it again unless you decide to make more than one!

putty 2

Add 1 tablespoon of school glue and 1 tablespoon of Corn Starch to your mixture. Mix it all together until it becomes too difficult to stir.

putty 3

Remove the mixture from the cup and place it on a piece of wax paper.

putty 4
Roll the putty all around in the palm of your hands.  It will slowly begin to take form.

putty 5

putty 6

 

When you are finished with your first ball, feel free to make as many more as you want using the rest of the Borax mixture. You will just need to repeat everything from step two including adding the flavoring, corn starch, and colorant. We made 7 putty balls with this awesome recipe, but we still had a little bit left over! So with using all of the Borax mixture, this should make at least about 13 putty balls!  To store the scented putty simply place it in a 4 oz. PET jar and tighten the lid.   Note:  Body Safe fragrance oils can be used for this scented putty recipe instead of flavorings, but if you use fragrance oils, you will need to be sure to mix your putty in a pet plastic container.  Fragrance oils can melt certain plastics. 

Are you just totally intrigued? I’m sure the kiddos are, they will be so excited to make these Scented Putty balls that they will want to start as soon as possible! Are you looking for an awesome craft for the kids to do at a party? Well this is it! This wonderful putty is guaranteed to be a definite favorite, and they will want to make them over and over again. Come on, get started on these as soon as possible! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more crafting fun? Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well!

enlightened-by-layla (1)

Oct
24

Epsom Salt

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath bombs, bath fizzies, bath products, bath salts, epsom salt, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

epsom saltEpsom Salt

Hey everyone! Are you adventurous? Do you love to experiment with different ingredients for your products? Or are you an experienced crafter? Have you used Epsom salts? Do you like to? Epsom salt has many many benefits for many different products and industries! It is great for bath and body products, hair care, skin care, gardening, and cleaning products. It also has many medicinal purposes! This awesome product is something you just have to try! Fun fact! Did you know that besides all of those wonderful purposes, it can also even be used in processing beer? It promotes a desired flavor profile by adjusting the ion content of the brewing water and enhancing the enzyme action!

Epsom salt, or also known as magnesium sulfate or epsomite, is a naturally occurring mineral made of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. While it is naturally occurring, it can also be made by neutralizing sulfuric acid with oxide or magnesium carbonate. Epsom salt can be used for many cleaning purposes. It can be mixed with liquid dish detergent and used to clean bathroom tiles. When sprinkled near entry ways, it helps to prevent slugs and burned food can be removed from pots and pans when they are scrubbed with Epsom salt. It also helps to break up detergent build up in washing machines when mixed with water.

There are many bath and body products that can use Epsom salts as well. As a bath salt, it helps to soothe muscles and relieve stress. Do you suffer from dry lips? Epsom salt can help by removing the dead and dry skin and making the lips look healthier and fuller. It has many anti-inflammatory problems as well. Athletes use it in ice baths to help with inflammation. Epsom salt has many skin benefits as well. It is a great exfoliator, helps to smooth rough patches, and it prevents wrinkles. It is also a great treatment for sun burns, acne, and blackheads. It also can give the hair more volume!

Ready for many of the fantastic medicinal benefits? Epsom salt is very rich in magnesium which regulates enzymes, boosts moods, controls energy production, and it eliminates toxins from the body. It is also rich in sulfates which help to form joint proteins, brain tissue, and proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Epsom salt can help to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, preventing arteries from hardening, reducing blood clots, improving circulation, and reducing irregular heartbeats. Splinters can even be removed from the body using Epsom salt! For pregnant women, it helps to treat preterm labor, edema, and pre-eclampsia. Celebrity trainers even recommend it for celebrities to lose weight faster! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, we only sell epsom salt for external purposes! Always check with a doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment!

These are just a few of the many ways to use Epsom salt! Check out our free Epsom salt class to learn about many more! The easiest way to find this awesome product on our site is by typing “Epsom salt” into the search bar. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Epsom salt, bulk Epsom salt, and the free class! We also offer some great free recipes made with Epsom salt like our Refreshing Foot Soak, our Monster Bath Cookies, or even our Snake in the Grass bath fizzie! Please contact us with any concerns or questions you have, and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla (1)