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Sep
06

Breaking Into the Candle Making Business

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Breaking Into the Candle Making Business

Hello again everyone! For all you new crafters out there, are you looking for an easy way to get yourself into the candle business? Or maybe you’re a recent college graduate looking to get into candle making on the side as a way to help pay off those hefty loans? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we are always trying our best to make everything as easy as possible for our customers! We want all of you to be able to let your creativity shine, not just sitting at your computer wondering how in the world to get started.

First, let me explain a little bit about how our website works to make it all the more easier for you. On the top left corner of our homepage, it says Candle Supplies. Go to Candle Supplies and that will show you the categories for all of our candle making supplies. One of the easiest ways for beginners to break into the business is by purchasing our candle making kits. Candle Making Kits is one of the categories included in Candle Supplies. Almost if not all of the products you will need and a complete set of instructions are included in each kit. How awesome is that?! Our goal is to do whatever it takes to help you succeed in your business, and it doesn’t get any easier than complete kits! You also have the option to go through all of the categories in Candle Supplies and purchase all of the items separately from each other.

Now it’s time to get down to business and start making those candles, people! If you scroll down a little bit on our Homepage, you will see a section that is titled Free Support. There we offer FREE candle making classes as well as a free candle making manual that Debbie wrote herself! If you did not purchase a kit and bought your products separately, we offer free candle making recipes as well! There is plenty of variety there, from Christmas candle recipes to animal print candle recipes. We want you to be successful at any and everything! On top of all that awesomeness, we also offer free marketing help! While you are starting your business, you should definitely take the time to check that out!

When you feel you are ready to begin selling your candles, please don’t hesitate to come to us with any questions you may have! I hope that everything on our site has made it easy as pie to help you start your own business! Or if you’re that recent grad I talked about earlier, it is such an easy and fun way to help you make extra cash to start paying off those loans! We feel you are a huge part of our family, which is why at Nature’s Garden we specifically sell ingredients only because we want our customers to be successful in selling their finished product. See how easy it is to break into the candle making business? Easy as 1, 2, 3! If you want to get started right this moment, make sure to check out those candle making kits first! And don’t forget to keep checking the blog for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Aug
26

Absinthe Scent

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Absinthe Scent

Absinthe Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlightabsinthe

Absinthe scent is a strong spicy scent that our customers have called both dark and hypnotic. Many of our clients have had huge success with absinthe being one of their bestselling fragrances. So if you are looking for that must have fall fragrance, look no further. Absinthe scent will have your customers coming back for more.

What does Absinthe Scent Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of just the right combination of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

How Do Our Customers Use Absinthe Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this Absinthe fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and tart waxes. This dark scent is extremely strong and has excellent hot and cold scent throw. Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, room sprays, or oil burners.

For the bath and body end of products, our absinthe scent has a usage rate of 5%. This dark fragrance is used to make a variety of personal care items like: lotions, melt and pour soaps, perfumes, and body wash. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this spicy scent. Here are our CP findings: Moderate ricing, trace acceleration, cinnamon may have caused ricing and acceleration. Cinnamon pops after adding soap. No discoloration

Aug
21

Candy Corn Tarts

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Our Candy Corn Tarts Recipe is inspired by that very popular Halloween treat that is loved by so many.  In fact, these tiny little pieces of sugary goodness are so cherished that they have their very own holiday.  It’s October 30th just for anyone that wants to celebrate with me.  With Natures Garden’s easy to follow candy corn tarts recipe you can fill your house with that same warm vanilla candy corn scent that you loved as a kid.  As an added bonus, we have packaged them in our easy to use clamshell containers.  That means no mold needed and instant packing!

 

Ingredients:

10 ½ oz. Pillar of Bliss Wax

1oz bottle of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

1oz bottle of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle dye

3 tsp.  Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Pouring Pot

3 Clamshell Containers

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon

Measuring Cup

Stirring Spoon

3 Paper Bowls

Tooth Picks

Scale

 

Directions:

  1. Using a double boiler, weigh out and melt 10 ½ oz. of Pillar of Bliss Wax until it is completely melted.  You will need three empty clamshell containers ready.

 

  1. First you will want to prepare the orange layer.  Pour 1/3 of the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax into a paper bowl, then use a toothpick and dip it into the Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix it into the Pillar of Bliss Wax.  You will want to keep the remaining wax on the double boiler so that it does not solidify.

 

  1. Stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the orange wax and fold your bowl into a spout to dispense the orange layer into the first 1/3 of each cavity of the three clamshell containers.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to step 4.

 

  1. Next, it is time to prepare the white layer.  Pour 1/3 of the Pillar of Bliss Wax from the stove into a paper bowl and stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil.  Then, pour the white mixture into the next 1/3 of the empty space in the clamshell cavities

 

  1. Now, to prepare the yellow layer, pour the remaining wax into the last paper bowl.  Then, using a toothpick, add a small amount of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Then, add 1 tsp of Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the yellow wax.  Pour this wax on top of the white layer.  Once the wax has setup, close the clamshell container.

 

  1. Your Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts are now ready.  You can simply place one square in your potpourri burner or wax burner and let the candy corn aroma fill the room!

 

We hope that you have had as much fun as we did making our Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe!  Natures Garden offers a variety of free recipes for candles, room scenting soaps, and bath and body products.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire catalog of free recipes and classes, be sure to visit our Recipe Box.  Also, for more fun and unique Holidays take a moment to visit our Calendar of Events.

Matthew Ward

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Aug
11

Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

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blueberry muffin candlesBlueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

One of our favorite-smelling candles is scented with blueberry muffin fragrance oil.  We thought we would make a candle that was authentic to real life blueberry muffins.  Our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe brings together the sweet smell of blueberries with the creative design of a blueberry muffin. Our blueberry muffin candle recipe will have your house smelling like savory blueberry muffins, and may just get your family thinking that you baked real blueberry muffins.

Ingredients:

250 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax

250 grams Joy Wax

50 grams Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Brown

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Yellow

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Blue

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Black

1/16 tsp UV Light Inhibitor

2 CD Wicks

2 Votive Wick Pins

Mini Cherries/Berries mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Cupcakes- Mold Market Mold

Directions:

1. Center a wick pin in the center of the two Mold Market Cupcake mold cavities.

2. Weigh out and melt down 250 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Melt the wax to 195 degrees Fahrenheit and then add 2 drops of Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, 2 drops of Black Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, and 1/16 tsp of UV light inhibitor.

3. Drop the wax to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.  Then, wait for it to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to add it to the Cupcake Mold Market Molds and the Cherries/Berries mold from flexiblemolds.com.

4. Next melt down 250 grams of Joy Wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a toothpick to add yellow and brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Wait for the temperatures to drop to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.

5. Whip the wax while it is still in its liquid state with a whisk.  When it has cooled and been whipped, scoop it onto the top base of the muffins to resemble that of a muffin top.

6. Add the blueberries to the muffin top while it is still soft, making sure you press them in firmly.

7. Allow the muffins to harden and remove them from the molds.

8. Remove the wick pin and insert the wick.  Trim your wick to ¼ in before burning.

We hope you enjoyed making our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe!  This candle is sure to fill your home with the scent of freshly baked blueberry muffins.

 

Aug
11

Blackberry Fizz Scent

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Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This is a fabulously fruity blackberry fizz scent that really pops! Natures Garden blackberry fizz fragrance is a perfectly tart fruity scent will leave you and your customers wanting more. Our customers say our blackberry fizz fragrance is highly requested. This blackberry aroma, often used in cosmetic products and candles, is a must have. This is a spectacular spring and summer scent, but quickly becomes a popular fruit fragrance year round.

What does Blackberry Fizz Smell Like?

Refreshment has never smelled so good with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This fragrance begins with aldehydic fruity notes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo. An NG Original Fragrance! A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; blackberry fizz fragrance oil is used in soy, soy blends, Joy, tarts, and Pillar of Bliss waxes. This fragrance is strong and has no problems with cold or hot scent throw. Blackberry Fizz fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, or smelly jellies.

For all you bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a remarkable.  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and good news, blackberry fizz has no vanillin content, so no discoloration here. This fruit scent is used to make the following homemade items: soap, shower gels, lotions, sugar scrubs, and melt and pour soaps. Finally, for those of you that make cold process soap, Beautiful, Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, very fresh, fruity scent, very realistic fizz element.

If you would like to try our blackberry fizz scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see Natures Gardens free Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Jul
23

Clean Scent

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clean scent NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our customers are truly amazed at the awesome clean and fresh aroma that is NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance.  A best seller year round, this clean scent smells just like you are drying a load of laundry.  A dead on dupe, this very popular fragrance comes highly recommended; with many people reporting selling out of their products immediately.  A clean scent that is the perfect aroma for any scenting medium, NG Clean Breeze Type is a layered fragrance that melds together creating the perfect scent.  In fact, many of our clients admit that this clean scent is exactly what you want your home to smell like when visitors walk through the door.

What does NG Clean Breeze Type Smell Like?

Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to the smell of the fabric softener.  A fruity floral blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine on a dry down of aquatic notes and musk. One of our favorite scents at NG. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you that are candle crafters and home scenters; this fragrance will make your house smell so good.  Refreshing and crisp, this clean scent is the complete package.  A great deodorizing scent for any room in the house, cars, offices, or dorms; NG Clean Breeze Type is strong in all waxes like: soy wax 415, 444, and 464, Joy wax, Gel wax, WOW wax, Palm Container wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  Once scented, these candles maintain a strong scent throw; both hot and cold.  As for other home scenting ideas; this clean scent makes the perfect room freshening spray and car deodorizer.  As for other mediums, this clean scent is used to make fabulous smelly jellies, strong aroma beads, and can even be used for liquid potpourri and in oil burners too.

On the bath and body end of products, this clean scent is most definitely a keeper.  The usage rate for NG Clean Breeze Type is 5%.  This wonderfully clean scent is used to fragrance:  body oils, melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, foaming hand soaps, whipped body butters, bath gels, and even bath melts.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, get ready to fall in love!  Here are the official results: Love This!  Some acceleration, no separation.  No discoloration. Soaps Great!

Jul
21

Fluffy Candy

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fluffy candy Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Being one sweet treat scent, Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance is the perfectly delicious combination all things candy.  With the divine balance of tart and sweet, this fluffy candy scent is a favorite among children and the young at heart.  A great year round scent, fluffy candy fragrance is more than just pink cotton candy.  With mounting layers of fun, sweet childhood memories creating tiers of complimenting aromas, this yummy fragrance is a great selection for your younger clientele products.

What does Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil smell like?

A fascinating fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is a blend of juicy bubblegum, cotton candy, juicy apples and pears blended together with sugared candy lemon drops meshed with crushed Madagascar vanilla.

How do our customers use Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters and home scenters; this fluffy candy fragrance is used in Gel wax, Palm Pillar wax, Joy wax, WOW wax, Pillar of Bliss wax, Paraffin wax, and in Soy waxes.  Many of our customers report that the scent throw of this fun scent is strong and long lasting.  Once customer even said when burning, the fluffy candy scent filled her home quickly.  As for home scenting ideas; this fluffy candy scent works great in everything from smelly jellies to aroma beads, kids room freshener sprays, incense, and electric burners.

For the bath and body end of products, this fluffy candy scent is amazing in products.  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  However, Fluffy Pink Candy scent does contain a .18% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is considered a must by our clients to offset and stabilize discoloration in your finished products.  Some of the body care products that are made with this fluffy candy scent are:  perfumes, lotions, kids cologne, melt and pour soaps, foaming body frostings, body butters, bath bombs, and sugar scrubs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fluffy candy fragrance is awesome in cp.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration.  Final discoloration is a caramel.  Scent is nice and strong.

If you would like to try this fluffy candy fragrance in a recipe, Natures Garden has an amazing Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub recipe you can view by clicking on this link.  It is fun for all ages!

Jul
17

Homemade Gifts

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homemade gifts Homemade Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for loved ones can sometimes be a struggle.  To celebrate special occasions and milestones in life, you want to give a gift that means something exceptional.  Regardless of whether the gift is for the holidays, a birthday party, life accomplishment,  or even just to let someone know how special they are; purchasing or making a homemade gift is the route to go.

When it comes down to it, homemade gifts are unique, specialized, and memorable.  Whether you choose to purchase a homemade product, or try your hand at making one yourself, you know that there will be no other present quite like yours.  And, the recipient of the gift will absolutely adore the sentimental aspect of the time and effort that you took to make them feel special.

Since homemade gifts are literally made from scratch, they can be specified to exactly what you know the persons likes are.  Whether that be accomplished through the special skin loving ingredients that you can use in body products, the fragrance oil that scents your beautiful homemade gift, or the look of your finished product; you have the capability to capture someone’s specific likes and turn it into the perfect gift.

Putting in that little extra thought and care is what makes homemade gifts memorable and heartfelt.  Showing someone just how special they are to you means all the world to them.  And, since homemade gifts are not only special to the person that receives them, but also to the person who makes it, a homemade gift shows just how much the person is appreciated and loved.

Now, when it comes to creating a homemade gift there is an array of avenues you can choose from.  Maybe you will choose to make the persons favorite home cooked meal or dessert.  Or, you can create a scrapbook highlighting their journey-past and present.  And, there is always the option of making a basket of bath and body products all scented in their favorite smell.  In fact, the same kind of basket can even be made with tarts, candles, and home scenting supplies; guaranteeing that the person’s house will be filled with the most wonderful of aromas.

If you would like to go the route of creating a homemade gift of bath and body products, or candles and tarts, Natures Garden has all of the supplies that you will need.  They even have free recipes that you can use with step by step instructions as to how to make the items.  With over 800 different fragrances available, you will be able to find the perfect scent that will truly appeal to the person you are making the gift for.

With a homemade gift, you have the capability to show someone just how much they mean to you.  Homemade gifts are heartfelt, personalized, and impressive.  So, for the next party or holiday, let someone know just how special they are !

Jul
15

Pretty Scent

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pretty scent Glitter Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Glitter Fragrance is one lovely and pretty scent.  Absolutely adored by many of our female clients, this strong yet feminine scent stands out as an NG original fragrance.  With quite the impressive list of uses for this floral and musk combination, Glitter scent ranks highly when it comes to finding that pretty scent for any feminine line.  With a perfectly fitting description, this pretty scent was actually inspired by a wonderful and beautiful woman; inside and out, Afshan.

What does Glitter Smell Like?

Natures Gardens Glitter Fragrance is a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose, with clean, fresh top notes of neroili and pink grapefruit blossoms and sexy bottom notes of sandalwood, soft musk, and tonka bean.

How Do Our Customers Use Glitter Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters or home scenters; our customers use this pretty scent in their soy wax, Joy wax, paraffin wax, pillar of bliss wax, and WOW wax.  As a scented candle, Glitter Fragrance has great scent throw; both hot and cold.  And, when it comes to making your house smell good, this pretty scent is used in potpourri burners, incense, reed diffusers, aroma beads, and room sprays.

For the bath and body crafters, the usage rate for this pretty scent is 5%.  With what seems to be an endless list of bath and body possibilities, Glitter fragrance oil is used to scent many products like:  lotions, bubble baths, melt and pour soaps, shampoos, body butters, perfumes, body creams, bath bombs, conditioners, bath melts, and body sprays.  And, this pretty scent is also a perfect candidate for the addition of cosmetic glitter to your homemade items.  Finally, if you are a cold process soaper, this pretty scent is well worth the effort.  Here are the official results: Moderate ricing, some acceleration, do not use a water discount, add fragrance oil at light trace, stick blend quickly, then pour.  Beautiful scent.  No discoloration.

If this pretty scent has peaked your interest; Natures Garden has a wonderful Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe which you can view by clicking on this link.