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Jan
01

Angel Type Scent

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Hello everyone! Here’s hoping you all are having a wonderful day! Do you have any interesting plans for the most romantic day of the year? The time when love is in the air and romance is blossoming? Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day! Have you decided how you and your sweetheart are going to spend the day? For all you crafty and creative people out there, are you looking for new and exciting ways to romance your special someone? Are you looking to make a new project to show your significant other just how much you care about them? Make sure to include our Angel Type scent. This fragrance is the perfect blend of romance and love to use for your Valentine’s Day projects!

 

What Does Angel Type Smell Like?

Angel Type scent by Nature’s Garden is a very complex fragrance oil that can be compared to Thierry Mugler Angel. This scent has base notes of patchouli, musk, sandalwood, and delicious white chocolate. These base notes lead to middle notes of gardenia, jasmine, and nutmeg. All of these are topped off with rich, luscious notes of black currants, honeydew melon, raspberry, and lemon.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Angel Type Fragrance Oil?

Maybe you’ll take a romantic moonlit walk, or go to a beautiful cozy restaurant. Or perhaps you’ll receive some beautiful jewelry from your wonderful husband. With the thoughts of love and romance floating through your mind, Angel Type scent is the perfect fragrance to use for all of your amazing projects for this wonderful day. For all of you candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right. It performs nice and strong in soy wax, while performing absolutely perfect in joy wax and wow wax. Fill your house with this passionate scent by using it to make some nice and strong aroma beads. Angel Type also has a maximum usage rate of 50% if you would like to use it for incense or potpourri recipes!

For bath and body products, Angel Type scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products that can include this fragrance are lotion, soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. Angel Type fragrance does happen to have a .6% vanillin content. This means that it may tend to discolor your soaps and bath and body products. So just be careful to thoroughly test this scent before using it in your finished products. For all you cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you as well. Our CP findings are: there is no acceleration or ricing, a perfect pour, and it is very rich. It does discolor to a pale yellow with a final color of butterscotch.

 

Before you go and get your hands on this wonderful scent, hold on one second because it gets even better! We have many free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden and our Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe is actually made with our Angel Type scent! This is the perfect recipe to make for the one you love for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy these wonderful products and please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
31

Candle Molds

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Hello all you fantastic people out there! For all the candle makers out there, do you have a favorite kind of candle you like to make? Maybe you have a certain shape or color you like to stick with? Are you looking to give your candles a unique twist? How about trying some fun new candle molds? Here at Nature’s Garden, we have so many different candle products and all kinds of candle molds! We have everything from tea light molds to metal molds and we also have embed molds. If you’re wondering what embed molds are, they’re so much fun! Embed molds come in all different shapes, high heeled shoes, coffee cups….even mixed fruit! You can even use them for wax tarts in recipes like our Chocolate Blossoms Wax Tarts Recipe!  Embed molds are also used to add dimension to jar candles, and gel candles.  With the various embed molds we offer, I’m certain you will find everything you want to change up your candles or wax melts!

We have tea light candle molds available for you in several quantities:   you can purchase just one for a sample, 100, or you can even purchase them in bulk: 2500! You know how adorable tea light candles are, and they are the perfect way for customers to be able to sample your candles! For our metal molds, we actually have three different types of metal pillar molds, stainless tart floater molds, and stainless votive molds. Why not make your candles octagonal shaped using our octagonal pillar mold or an adorable floating candle? We also have square pillar molds and round pillar molds as well!

Now for our embed molds, we have so many options! So many fun and unique molds to choose from! We offer everything from bumble bees to gemstones, pumpkins to crosses, champagne bottles to flip flops, and even pirate coins! How much fun for the little ones to make pirate coin soap! Embeds are actually used to make little pieces of soap or wax to be added to candles or used by themselves for wax tarts. These molds are made for making chocolate, but they are also used for candle or soap making! But if you do use them for soap or candle making, just make sure not to use them for chocolates again, as your chocolate will taste like fragrance and fragrance should not be ingested.

Did you know that our silicone soap molds can be used for candle making as well? You can find all of those fun molds in with our candle tart molds. Make sure to try out our Retro Flowers Mold or our Petite Hearts Mold! But hold on, we also have wick pins for our votive candles and even rubber candle plugs! If you click on the Candle Supplies tab on our website, that will show you all the category options for our candle making supplies. Click on Candle Molds and that will take you directly to all the categories of the many molds we offer! Enjoy all of these wonderful products and have fun making your new candles! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
29

Alpine Snowdrift Scent

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alpine snowdrift fragrance oilAlpine Snowdrift Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Brrrr, this cold winter weather is surely upon us! What are your favorite activities for the winter time? Maybe you love to build a snowman with your loved ones, or maybe you take everyone and go on a big ski trip? Or maybe your favorite part of winter is just watching all of the beautiful snow blanket the ground in a layer of white? I know that’s one of my favorite parts! For all you crafty people out there, how do you capture the beauty of winter in your projects? Our Alpine Snowdrift scent is the perfect fragrance to do just that! This fragrance is sure to bring the sting of the cold winter air right into your new creations!

What Does Alpine Snowdrift Smell Like?

Alpine Snowdrift by Nature’s Garden is the ultimate winter fragrance, a fresh blend that will bring instant thoughts of the ski slopes to your mind. It is a wonderful mix of spearmint leaves, menthol, woodland moss, ozonic accord, galbanum, frosted vanilla, winter anise, wet snow, and an accord of frozen air.

How Do Our Customers Use Alpine Snowdrift Fragrance Oil?

Are you ready to take on all of those steep slopes with your skis? Or maybe you’re more comfortable just watching from the warm ski lodge with a cup of delicious hot chocolate. Either way, Alpine Snowdrift is the perfect scent for all of your holiday creations. When you choose to use this fragrance for the candle making process, it works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, while performing nice and strong in soy wax. This scent also has a 50% maximum usage rate if you want to use it in incense or potpourri recipes! You can even fill your whole house with this winter smell by using it in some nice and strong aroma beads!

For bath and body products, Alpine Snowdrift scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products it can be used in are bath oils, bath gels, perfumes, soaps, and lotions. Just be careful though as this scent does have a vanillin content of 1.40%. A vanillin content means that it may discolor your products, so just make sure to test this fragrance out before using it in your final products. Another option would be Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  This will help with the discoloration.  For all of the cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is just right for you! Our CP findings are: there is no acceleration with just a slight discoloration. There is also no ricing and a very strong scent!

The easiest way to get your hands on this wonderful winter fragrance is just by typing “alpine” into the search bar on our website. That will take you right to our Alpine Snowdrift Fragrance Oil page! But be sure to check out all of our amazing free classes and recipes while you’re there as well! You’re sure to find some awesome ones for the holidays that all of your friends, family, and even your customers will love! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions or concerns, and make sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
29

Snuggable Scent

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snuggable-scentSnuggable Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all you wonderful people out there! What’s your favorite scent? Maybe it’s something with chocolate, or your favorite beverage, or maybe even one that transports you right to your childhood memories. Here at Nature’s Garden, we have over 800+ fragrances to choose from! Are you looking for a scent that would perfect for say…homemade laundry soap? A fragrance that will leave your clothes smelling just like your own favorite laundry detergents? Well, our Snuggable scent is just that! This fragrance is so similar to Snuggle fabric softener that you’ll hardly be able to tell the difference!

What Does Snuggable Smell Like?

Snuggable by Nature’s Garden is an aroma that is just breath taking. It is very similar to Snuggle fabric softener, with base notes of amber, gardenia, and lavender. These follow balsamic notes with top notes of lovely violet and even lily of the valley.

How Do Our Customers Use Snuggable Scent?

Are your favorite detergents and fabric softeners just too expensive? Have an itch to try out making your own laundry detergent? Snuggable scent is just perfect for those future projects! This fragrance will fill your clothes will a wonderful scent totally reminiscent of Snuggle fabric softener, while saving you money! If you would rather use this fragrance for the candle making process, it is perfect for that as well! When used in candles, Snuggable is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. If you’re more of a potpourri or incense maker, and want to have the Snuggable scent wafting through your home, there is actually a 50% maximum usage rate! You can even use this amazing fragrance in some nice and strong aroma beads!

If you would like to use this scent for bath and body products, it actually has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products that can include Snuggable are lotions, bath gels, soaps, bath oils, and perfumes. Snuggable does not have any vanillin content, meaning that it will not discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products! For all the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you as well! Our CP findings are: it has no discoloration, with just a slight acceleration. Here at Nature’s Garden, we all love this scent, and in cold process soap, the smell stays nice and strong!

 

I know you just can’t wait to get your hands on a fragrance that smells exactly your favorite fabric softener, but hold on just a second because it gets even better! We offer many free recipes and classes and our recipe for Powdered Laundry Detergent is actually made with our Snuggable fragrance oil! This homemade laundry detergent is the perfect way to leave all of your clothes smelling like they have just been washed with Snuggle fabric softener! Now, when you’re on our website, just type “snug” or “snuggable” into the search bar. That will take you directly to our Snuggable Fragrance Oil page. On top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green box labeled “Recipe.” If you click that box, it will show you a picture and the name of our Powdered Laundry Detergent which is a direct link to the awesome recipe! Enjoy these wonderful products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
28

Types of Soy Wax

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464 soy wax444 soy wax415 soy wax                                                                                                                                      Types of Soy Wax

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! For all you crafty people out there, have you ever used soy wax when making your candles before? Or maybe you prefer wow wax or joy wax? For the soy wax lovers, do you have a certain type of soy wax you prefer to use? Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually offer three different types of soy wax:  415, 444, and 464. Soy wax is awesome to use for your candles, this is for sure a product you should use as soon as possible!

Did you know that soy wax is actually produced from soybeans? Soy wax is non-toxic, biodegradable, and it s kosher! We are proud to say that all three of our soy waxes are Golden Foods Brand Waxes. Our 415 soy wax is a 100% pure natural soy wax. What sets it aside from our other waxes is that it has absolutely no additives added to it. Our 415 pure soy wax can be blended with many other waxes as well: beeswax, paraffin, and even microcrystalline wax. It has a pour temperature of 110 degrees and at its melting point, this wax will be around 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This wax can actually carry up to about a 12% fragrance load per pound because of its high melting point, which will make the candle’s scent stronger.  This 100% pure soy wax can also be used to make natural cosmetics.

Our 444 soy wax is different from the 415 soy wax because it does have a soy based additive added to it, but yet it is still a natural wax. The additive in this wax actually helps to combat many flaws that are also contained in the 415 wax. When this 444 wax is ready for pouring, the additive in it actually helps to keep it in a fluid form for pouring instead of the slush that occurs when the 415 is ready for pouring. This additive also increases the pour temperature, helps to achieve a smoother finished candle, and also helps to reduce frosting issues. Our 444 wax can be blended with microcrystalline, beeswax, and paraffin waxes, has the same melting point as the 415, and a pour temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has a 12% fragrance load per pound, making these strongly scented candles as well.

Our third and final soy wax is our 464 Golden Foods soy wax. This wax is extremely similar to our 444 soy wax and also contains the same soy based additive. What makes this wax unique from the other two is that it reduces frosting, has a smoother wax finish in finished candles, and also has an increased pour temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The 464 soy wax can be blended with beeswax,  paraffin wax,  as well as microcrystalline and has a melting point of 115-120 degrees. The fact that this is a lower melting point actually helps to achieve better glass adhesion for finished candles.  This wax has a maximum scent load of around 10-12%, but it is suggested to keep it closer to 10% so that you do not have any fragrance seeping problems.

It is important to note that all soy wax can produce a frosting appearance due to its natural chemical makeup.  The natural soy additives in 444 soy wax and 464 wax will help to reduce this frosting, but may not completely prevent frosting from occurring.  This frost look does not affect the quality of your candles, but some of our customers do not like this frosting look.  Most people who are familiar with soy wax candles realize that soy wax candles have this natural frosting appearance to some extent.   The only way we have found to completely prevent frosting in candle making is to use a paraffin wax, or beeswax instead.

Make sure to check out our awesome class on How To Make Soy Wax Candles, or try out our Soy Wax Kit! Enjoy these wonderful products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
23

How to Color Candles

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how to color candlesHow to Color Candles

Hi everyone! Are you just starting out making your own candles? Wondering how to color candles? Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually have many wonderful products that are used specifically for the candle coloring process. We offer only the best candle coloring products out there, with each item having its own vibrant personality! We offer so many different dye products, each having their own different specifications when used in your candles. We have liquid candle dye options as well as color block dye. We even have mica dust that you can sprinkle on the outside of you pillar candles to give them the effect of sparkling!

For liquid candle dyes, we offer various Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes ranging in color. The colors of liquid dyes we offer here at Nature’s Garden are brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, burgundy, purple, and teal. (However, when using these liquid dyes, please just note that they are very concentrated!) To use the liquid dyes, just put a few drops of the liquid into your melted wax.  If you are in the mood for more of a pastel color (or if you are doing a very small batch) for your candle, all you have to do to the dye is dilute it using vegetable oil with the ratio of 1:1. Be careful with the amount of dye you use as well. When you use liquid dye, it allows you to create more consistent coloring in your candles since you count how any drops are put in. But be careful not use more than 10 drops per pound of wax, or else your candles may have a chemical smell to them.

For our color block dyes, the colors we offer are red, burgundy, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown, cinnamon, teal, cranberry, and a coral/peach. To use a color block to color your candle, simply shave off the desired amount and place it into your melted wax.  One color block is actually enough to easily deeply dye 15 pounds of wax. When using color blocks, they actually do not produce colors as vibrant as the liquid dyes, so they are better when trying to attain more subtle colors. However, when using color blocks, make sure that the block is fully incorporated before pouring your candle! They can tend to produce little specks of colors on the bottoms of your candles if they are not fully melted and mixed into the wax.

Want to give your pillar some sparkle to bling it up a little bit? Use some of our Gold Pigment Mica or our Diamond Dust Mica to dust the outside of your pillars! This will give your pillars a beautiful shimmer! Have you ever thoughts of using crayons to color your candles? Well, please don’t! Using crayons for coloring can actually cause the candle to start smoking and may even clog your wicks! Crayons are not alone in this predicament. When dying your candles, be sure not to use too much color as this can cause the wick to become clogged and it may cause your candle to smoke more than it should be. It can even inhibit the throw of your chosen scent and reduce the melt pool of the candle. Candle dyes are not for cosmetic use either! Check out all of our free recipes and classes, we offer many free candle recipes, and even a Candle Coloring Class that tells all about our candle coloring products! If you click on candle supplies then candle colorants on our website, that will show you all of the candle colorants we offer. Our Candle Coloring class even tells how to mix your own colors to achieve the colors you want. Enjoy these wonderful products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
22

Frost & Snowdrops Scent

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frost and snowdrops fragrance oilFrost & Snowdrops Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all you wonderful people out there! Are you excited for the beautiful snow and the cold of winter? I know I sure am! This is my favorite season and it brings such magical times and holidays along with it! Anything can happen during Christmas! Are you looking for a creative fragrance to add to your projects to tie in just a hint of the winter chill and the beauty of snow? Then our Frost & Snowdrops scent is just what you’ve been looking for! It is the perfect fragrance to tie the winter season into your creations!

What Does Frost & Snowdrops Smell Like?

Frost & Snowdrops by Nature’s Garden is the perfect unisex blend of a sandalwood background embracing a romantic musk with the aroma of delicate winter flowers mixed in as well!

How Do Our Customers Use Frost & Snowdrops?

Do you love the beauty of icicles? Or maybe you love watching the snow falling from the sky? I know I love building snowmen and having snowball fights! No matter what your favorite part about winter is, it is still the most magical time of the year! Frost & Snowdrops is definitely the perfect fragrance to bring to mind that sting of the cold winter air on your cheeks. When you use this fragrance in the candle making process, it works nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! If you would like to fill your house with a touch of the winter season, make sure to use Frost & Snowdrops in some nice and strong aroma beads! If you are more into making potpourri and incense, Frost & Snowdrops has a maximum recommended usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, this is the perfect winter fragrance! It actually has a maximum recommended usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include Frost & Snowdrops are lotions, bath gels, bath oils, soaps, and perfumes. Frost and Snowdrops does have a .15% vanillin content. Having a vanillin content means that this fragrance may tend to discolor your products, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can help with the discoloration. For all you cold process soapers out there, this magical winter fragrance is definitely perfect for you! Our CP findings are: there is no acceleration or ricing and it has a perfect pour. Frost & Snowdrops also has no separation or discoloration, with just a light scent when used in cold process soaps.

Now that I’m sure you want to get your hands on this wonderful fragrance, all you have to do is type “frost snow” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our Frost & Snowdrops Fragrance Oil page! But make sure to check out all of our amazing free recipes and classes as well, like our Snowball Soap or our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri which are both perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Enjoy these amazing Christmas products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
20

Elf Sweat Scent

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elf-sweat-fragrance-oilElf Sweat Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hi everyone! Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done yet? What did you ask Santa for this year? You know at this time of year, all his elves are working extra hard in overtime to get every gift done for all the girls and boys out there! Do you have any cute gift ideas for your own little elves this year? Or have you figured out any unique elf projects to give to your friends and family? Our Elf Sweat scent is the perfect fragrance for all of your future holiday creations!

What Does Elf Sweat Smell Like?

I’m sure with such a creative name, you’re totally intrigued as to what this unique fragrance smells like. Well, Elf Sweat by Nature’s Garden was inspired by what else? Santa’s elves of course! This Nature’s Garden original fragrance perfectly captures all the exact personality traits of Santa’s elves by being a happy, bubbly, hard-working magical fragrance! It is a uniquely creative blend of candy canes, syrup, candy corn, candy, and a magically creative top note of spicy effervescent soda pop bubbles!

How Do Our Customers Use Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil?

Don’t you hear their little hammers pounding away? Or the Christmas carols I’m sure they’re humming to while they’re working on all of those wonderful toys or the smell of Christmas cookies baking for them to snack on later? What do you think the elves favorite toys to make are? This fragrance is definitely the perfect one to bring all the magic of the holidays into your home! If you want to use it for the candle making process, this scent performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, while it is nice and strong in soy wax. It also will fill your house with magic if you use it in some nice and strong aroma beads. If you like to make incense or potpourri, Elf Sweat has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 1.3%. Common bath and body products that can include Elf Sweat are lotions, soaps, bath oils, perfumes, and bath gels. Elf Sweat does have a vanillin content of 3%, but Vanilla White can aid by preventing discoloration. Just make sure you test it thoroughly in your finished products! For all you cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is perfect for your new creations! Our CP findings are as follows: it handles well with no acceleration and no ricing. However, it does discolor products to a medium brown color.

Just type in “elf sweat” in the search bar on our website and that will take you directly to this magically wonderful fragrance so you can start using it as soon as possible! But make sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well, our Christmas Tree Bath Bomb and Gingerbread Aroma Beads are both perfect for the holidays! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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