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Jan
23

Shea Butter Soap

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Hello all of you amazing people! I hope this finds you all having a fantastic day! For all you soap makers out there, what is your absolute favorite kind of soap to make? Maybe you’re more into cold process soap making, or melt and pour soaping, or maybe your favorite is even to make your own hot process soap recipes? No matter what your favorite kind is, each kind is unique and wonderful! Let’s talk about melt and pour soap right now, specifically Shea Butter Soap! This is one wonderful kind of soap that you’re sure to want to use as soon as possible!

Are you wondering about the ingredients in our Shea Butter Soap? Well, let me tell you all about them! Shea Butter melt and pour soap contains the following: vegetable glycerin, titanium dioxide, coconut oil, sodium stearate, sodium myristate, palm oil, sodium cocoate, purified water, sunflower oil, and shea butter. Each of these ingredients bring their own special benefits to your skin when used in soaps.

Vegetable Glycerin: This helps to cool the skin, pulls in oxygen, and retains moisture in the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This is will whiten soap.  Also, it is sometimes used to help protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, working as a great sunscreen.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil helps to smooth and soften skin.

Sodium Stearate: This ingredient is the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid.  It works as a surfactant, and emilsifying agent, and helps to thicken the soap.

Sodium Myristate: This ingredient is the sodium salt derived from myristic acid.This works as an emulsifying agent, also helping to cleanse the skin and remove dirt.

Palm Oil: Palm Oil helps to remove oils and dirt from the skin, as well as working to restore natural oils within the skin.

Sodium Cocoate: Sodium Cocoate derived from coconut oil, it helps to cleanse the skin and works as a surfactant, helping to make it easier to remove dirt and grime from your skin.

Sunflower Oil: Helps to retain moisture in the skin, as well as helping to treat conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Purified Water: Purified water helps to soften and hydrate the skin, as well as working to treat eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions.

Shea Butter: Shea butter works to hydrate the skin, as well as working as a sunscreen, helping to heal cuts and burns, and helps to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes. Are you looking for some cool new projects to try using Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap? Well, when you’re on our Shea Butter page, make sure to check out all of our awesome recipes under the Recipe tab on top of the picture! I recommend our Zebra Print Soap…but what can I say? I’m a sucker for animal prints! We have many others as well, like our Fish Kiss Soap, our Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes, and be sure to try out our delicious looking 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap! These projects and creations will definitely be ones that all of your friends, family, and even your customers will love and adore! These are definitely ones that you can’t pass up! Enjoy this wonderfully amazing soap and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
22

Aloe Vera & Cucumber

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aloe vera and cucumber fragrance oilAloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all you wonderful people out there! Do you have a favorite fragrance? Something fruity maybe? Or…the wonderfully delicious smell of chocolate? Or maybe your favorite scent is one that just reminds you of a favorite place? Is it time to break out of the comfort zone and try something new? Have you ever tried anything with aloe vera? Specifically, our Aloe Vera & Cucumber scent? This wonderful fragrance is sure to bring a fresh clean feeling to your home with just a hint of delicious cucumbers! This is one fragrance you won’t want to miss out on!

 

What Does Aloe Vera & Cucumber Smell Like?

Aloe Vera & Cucumber by Nature’s Garden is a scent that is as light as a summer breeze. It is the combination of refreshing green aloe and cool, crisp cucumbers, with just a touch of citrus all blended together to create this comforting fragrance.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil?

Aloe Vera & Cucumber scent is the perfect way to leave your house smelling like a fresh summer breeze. Your friends and family will absolutely love the crisp fresh clean feeling it brings. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! It works perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and performs nice and strong in soy wax! If you’re into making your own potpourri and incense recipes, this wonderful fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! Another way to fill your home with this amazing aroma is by using it in some nice and strong aroma beads!

For bath and body products, Aloe Vera & Cucumber has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products it can be included in are perfumes, soaps, bath oils, lotions, and bath gels. This fragrance also does not have any vanillin content, meaning that it will not tend to discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products! For all the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for! Our CP results are: there is no acceleration or ricing! There is also no color morphing, and the scent is absolutely fabulous! We just love it!

 

I’m sure you’re all dying to fill your homes with this fantastic fragrance as soon as possible! But hold on just a second because this scent just keeps getting better and better! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many wonderful free recipes and classes and our Natural Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner recipe is actually made with our Aloe Vera & Cucumber scent!! This amazing recipe is sure to leave your hair feeling and smelling all clean and fresh! If you type “aloe vera cuc” into the search bar on our website, that will take you directly to our Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” That will show you the name and picture of our Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner. If you click that, it is actually a direct link straight to the recipe! Enjoy these amazing products and look out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
21

Deadly Weapon Scent

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deadly weapon fragrance oilDeadly Weapon Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to bring a little spice into your relationship with your significant other? Something that is sure to entice them and leave them wanting more? Or maybe something that will work to heighten the romance level? Have you ever tried our Deadly Weapon scent? This fragrance is the perfect masculine fragrance. It is sure a scent that you are to never forget. Make sure to use this fragrance in your upcoming projects to help bring the romance back to life!

What Does Deadly Weapon Smell Like?

Deadly Weapon scent by Nature’s Garden is the perfect balance of rugged masculinity with the combination of intense spices such as clove, black pepper, cardamom, and just a touch of sweet mandarin. These spices set the scene for the introduction of edgy woods, smooth frankincense and rich leather.

How Do Our Customers Use Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil?

This is the perfect fragrance to reel your man right back in. It will set the mood for a wonderful night full of love and romance and is sure to put you both right in the mood! For all the candle makers out there, Deadly Weapon scent is just what you’ve been searching for. It works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, and performs nice and strong in soy wax. Fill your home with the smell of romance by using it for some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For any incense and potpourri makers, this wonderful fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, Deadly Weapon scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products that can include this amazing scent are lotions, bath oils, bath gels, soaps, and perfumes. Deadly Weapon does have a vanillin content of .057%, so it may discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products. You can also try some of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help a bit with discoloration.  For all you cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! Our CP results are: there is no discoloration as well as no separation. There is also no ricing, although Deadly Weapon does have a slight acceleration. But here at Nature’s Garden, we think this scent is absolutely amazing!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this awesome fragrance as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “deadly weapon” into the search bar on our website and it will take you directly to our Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil page. But hold on! On top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green box labeled “Recipe.” When you click that link, you’ll see the name and picture of our Camouflage Bath Bombs recipe, actually made with our Deadly Weapon scent! If you click that, it is a direct link right to the recipe! But make sure to check all the rest of our wonderful free classes and recipes as well! Enjoy these amazing products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
20

Arrowroot Uses

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arrowroot usesArrowroot Uses

Hello all you wonderful people out there! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! Have any new projects you’re working on? Anything new you want to try in the near future? Maybe you’re looking for just the right thing to add? Have you ever tried anything with arrowroot? This herb is the perfect addition for all of your bath and body and cosmetic products! This white silky powder works as a wonderful thickener for many cosmetics, natural deodorants, and even body powder recipes. Did you know that arrowroot actually used to be used for papermaking? All the way back in the early days of carbonless copy paper, arrowroot was actually used because of its fine size! This is one herb you definitely need to try out!

Arrowroot can actually be used in many different products and industries. Besides papermaking, this herb can be used for culinary purposes, medicinal purposes, soap making, and skin care. Common products that can include arrowroot are natural deodorants, body powders, lotions, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, bath brews, bath fizzies, body butters, and many natural cosmetics. Your skin will experience many benefits from this wonderful herb such as making the skin feel soft and silky, absorbing and keeping moisture in the skin, and it also makes the skin smoother. Arrowroot also helps to nourish and treat sunburns, and it dries up many rashes and blemishes.

There are also many wonderful medicinal benefits that come from arrowroot as well. It helps to maintain proper alkali and acid levels within the body, and it can help people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome by soothing the bowels. It also works to effectively treat diarrhea and relieve any nausea. For women, arrowroot can actually be beneficial during a pregnancy. It works to prevent many defects and malformations. This herb also helps to regulate blood pressure and your heart rate, and can also be used to aid in weight loss! Arrowroot is also great for infants, working as a wonderful alternative to breast milk. It is very easily digestible and can be made into jelly to feed infants. It also works as a great treatment for skin infections such as gangrene and small pox and can be used to control moisture when dealing with treatment of athlete’s foot. Arrowroot can even be used to help heal many wounds, ulcers, and other sores.

Did you know that arrowroot can even be used as an antidote for poisons? How can you not try out this amazing product? But hold on, because we offer many wonderful free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, and many of them actually happen to be made with our Arrowroot Powder! Make sure to try out our Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin, our Natural Baby Powder, our Rose Lotion, or even our Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub! When you type “arrowroot” into the search bar on our website, it will take you directly to our Arrowroot Powder page. On top of the picture, you will see a green link labeled “Recipe.” That will show you the names and pictures of all of our great recipes made with arrowroot, and are all direct links right to the recipes. Enjoy these amazing products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells arrowroot powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about arrowroot for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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Jan
19

Aloe Vera Uses

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aloe vera usesAloe Vera Uses

Hello all you wonderful people! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day! Are you looking for the perfect new product to add to all of your projects and creations? Have you ever tried aloe vera before? Aloe vera, or otherwise known as True Aloe or even the First Aid Plant, is most commonly known for its amazing skin healing properties. This plant is wonderful for skin care, but did you know it can also be used for hair care purposes? It also has many amazing medicinal benefits and is great for soaping!

The aloe vera uses are endless.  Aloe vera plants can be used in many different industries and products. Common bath and body products it can be used in are foot treatments, bath teas, bath bombs, lotions, creams, ointments, massage oils, face tonics, shampoos and conditioners, body wash, and bath salts. For skin care, aloe vera helps to treat eczema, psoriasis, acne, irritated or inflamed skin, burns, and any blemishes. It also is great for moisturizing and softening the skin as well as treating any facial edema, helping wounds heal faster, curing blisters and insect bites, and it reduces stretch marks and any wrinkles and fine lines. For hair care, aloe vera is great for treating itchy and dry scalp, controlling frizz, preventing hair loss and dandruff, and it even works to strengthen and soften the hair. For all the soap makers out there, aloe vera is a wonderful addition to your soaps as it bring its many skin care benefits!

There are many medicinal benefits to using aloe vera as well. It can be used as possible treatment for breast cancer as it works to slow the spread of new cells. It can also be used to treat a variety of different conditions such as heart burn, athlete’s foot, herpes, hepatitis, warts, shingles, fungus, gingivitis, the flu, bronchitis, and even frost bite. Aloe vera is a great treatment for diabetes as it works to control cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and decreases insulin resistance. It also lowers blood sugar levels, keeps the blood rich in oxygen, and works to improve the natural quality of the blood. Aloe vera contains many important nutrients and vitamins, such as zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, and vitamins, A, C, and E.

Did you know that aloe vera use can be traced back over 6,000 years? No I’m not kidding, this great product has been shown in ancient Egyptian carvings. They actually referred to aloe vera as the “plant of immortality,” and gave it to deceased pharaohs as gifts. Now why would you wait to use this amazing plant? Make sure to check out all of our amazing free recipes and classes, our Pampered Foot Scrub and our Calendula Sunshine Soap are actually both made with our Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! Just type “aloe powder” into the search bar on our website and it will take you right to our Aloe Vera Powder page. On top of the picture, you’ll see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the names and pictures of our Pampered Foot Scrub and Calendula Sunshine Soap and are direct links right to the recipes! Enjoy these amazing products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
18

Nappa Valley Scent

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nappa-valley-scentNG Nappa Valley Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Are you in need of something new for our new projects? Getting sick and tired of using the same old fragrances and looking to break out of your comfort zone? Looking for a scent that is reminiscent of a favorite yummy drink? How about one of our wonderful wine fragrances? Especially our Nappa Valley scent? This delicious fragrance is sure to be the perfect addition to your new projects and creations, and it’s sure to leave everyone you know craving a delightful glass of wine! This is one lovely scent that you won’t want to pass up!

What Does NG Nappa Valley Type Scent Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful duplication of the Yankee scent.  This fragrance is reminiscent of the cultural heritage surrounding Nappa Valley, and the effervescence of rich, aged wine. This fragrance is a complex blend of aged wine, lilac, vanilla, violets, and lilies, with a light musky base note.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Nappa Valley Type Fragrance Oil?

NG Nappa Valley Scent is an amazing wine scent. Family and friends as well as customers are amazed by this scent! To the candle makers out there, our Nappa Valley Type fragrance is just right for you! It is nice and strong in soy wax, Joy Wax, and Wow Wax! If you’d like to make your own incense or even potpourri, put this one on your list! It has a maximum usage rate of 50%! Scenting your home with this scent is made easy with products like aroma beads or smelly jellies!

In bath and body products, Nappa Valley Scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Why not try making products like soap, lotion, scrubs, or bath bombs, it will not disappoint you. This wine fragrance does have a vanillin content of 0.1%. If there is a vanillin content in a fragrance, it means that the fragrance can tend to discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products. You can add some of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with discoloration.  Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it for any finished and final products. For all of our cp soap makers, make sure to try out this fabulous fragrance! Our CP results are: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a medium cream.

Are you in the mood for a wonderfully relaxing glass of wine now as well? Thinking about how to get your hands on our Nappa Valley scent as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “nappa valley” into the search bar on our website, and it will take you right to our NG Nappa Valley Type Fragrance Oil page! But while you’re there, make sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well! You’re sure to find many amazing ones that are sure to strike your fancy and leave you wanting to try them out right now! Enjoy these fantastic products and look out for even more Enlightened by Layla!

 

Jan
17

Valentines Day Recipes

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Valentines-Day-RecipesValentines Day Recipes

Hello everybody! Do you have any plans for the most romantic day of the year? Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day! Do you have an amazing night planned out with your significant other? Maybe you’ll spend just watching romantic love story movies together or perhaps you’ll spend it all dressed up at a cozy restaurant having a wonderful dinner. Whatever your plans are, make sure you have the perfect gift for your significant other to show them just how much you care! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many wonderful free recipes, and here are free Valentines Day recipes that are perfect for the most romantic day of the year!

 

`Mulberry Love

Mulberry Love Air Freshener- A great room scenting idea for the holiday.

 

 

Rose Lotion

 

Rose Lotion- Scented in everyone’s favorite Valentine flower.

 

 

 

Pink Camo Candle

 

Pink Camouflage Candle- This granulated candle is the perfect gift for any girl.

 

 

Lip Scrub

 

Natural Sugar Lip Scrub-  This one is sure to leave their lips soft and kissable.

 

 

Valentines Bouquet

 

Valentine’s Day Bouquet-  The perfect long lasting bouquet.

 

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies- A uniquely shaped bath fizzy, perfect for a nice relaxing soak in the tub.

 

 

Scented Shoes

 

Scented Shoes-  What woman doesn’t love shoes?!?!  You couldn’t possible go wrong with this one.

 

 

Edible Massage Bar

 

Sexy Edible Massage Bars- Flavored massage bars that will leave your skin feeling moisturized.

 

Vanilla Rose Scrub

 

Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub-  This one is scented with the perfect combination of rose and vanilla.

 

Valentines Candles

 

Valentine’s Day Candle-  Even the kids can help with this fun granulated candle recipe.

 

Glamour Girl Lotion

 

Glamour Girl Lotion-  Any glam gal will adore this lotion recipe that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth,

 

Rose Violet Bath Melt

 

Rose Violet Bath Melts-  Rose and violet is a fabulous combination in these Valentines Day Bath Melts.

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb-  A pretty in pink bath bomb, using our Himalayan pnk salt.

 

Hearts a Flutter Soap

 

Hearts a Flutter Soap-  This soap recipe will make anyone’s heart skip a beat.

 

 

Silky Shimmering Powder

 

Silky Shimmering Body Powder-  Silky and shimmery that just says it all.  It’s absolutely amazing.

 

Wine Soap

 

Wine Soap-  A cold process soap recipe using wine.

 

Heart Soaps

 

Heart Soaps with Love- A perfect heart shaped soap gift.

 

Rose Milk Bath

 

Rose Milk Bath-  Rejuvenate your skin with a milk bath.

 

Chunky Lip Balm

 

Chunky Lip Balm-  A unique chunky lip balm recipe.

 

Passion Massage Oil

 

Passion Massage Oil- This recipe shows you how to incorporate herbs into your body products.

 

Solid Glitter Perfume

 

Solid Glittered Perfume- We are obsessed with this perfume recipe.

 

Gourmet Chocolate Melts

 

Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts- Let the aroma of chocolate leave your skin soft and silky.

 

Valentines Rocks

 

Valentine’s Day Scented Rocks-  An awesome room scenting idea for Valentine’s Day.

 

Embedded Heart Lip Balm

 

Embedded Heart Lip Balm-  A gift any girl young or old is sure to appreciate.

 

Solid Sugar Scrub

 

Solid Sugar Scrub-  An adorable heart shaped solid sugar scrub recipe.

 

Wine Gel Candle

 

Wine Gel Wax Candle- A White Zinfandel Wine scented gel wax candle.

 

Flavored Massage Oil

 

Flavored Massage Oil- A massage oil recipe flavored with our guava flavoring.

 

Valentines Cupcake Candle

 

Valentines Day Cupcake Candle-  A frosted cinnamon scented cupcake candle.

 

 

I’m sure that whatever your plans are for you and your significant other, it will be perfect no matter what. Just being together for this romantic day of the year is what counts most. All of these wonderful valentines day recipes are sure to be a wonderful gift to show your loved one just how much you care on Valentine’s Day! Hopefully this year will top all of your past ones! But you can always make sure to check out all the rest of our other amazing free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, concerns or questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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