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Nov
07

Homemade Fire Starters

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homemade fire startersHomemade Fire Starters

Hello everyone! For all the crafters out there, are you always looking for a new and exciting project to try? Maybe you’re looking for a way to stay warm and happy now that the weather is getting colder? Or maybe you’re just searching for a new product to show off to your customers that will keep them coming back for more? Well, here is a brand new recipe we have come up with for our Homemade Fire Starters. This awesome recipe is guaranteed to be one that you and all of your friends, family, and customers are sure to enjoy and love! They will definitely be a wonderful and adorable way to bring some heat to this cold winter season!

 

Ingredients: (This recipe should make six fire starters.)

1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

109 grams of Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil

Cut and Sifted White Willow Bark

Cut and Sifted Sage Leaves

Basic Circle Mold Market Molds

Whole Star Anise Seeds

CD Candle Wicks (You can also use any leftover wicks you may have from previous projects.)

Sawdust (We are under a little bit of construction right now, so we got to use our construction guys’ leftover sawdust for this recipe!)

 

Directions:

First, make sure to weigh out your 1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax and then melt the wax down in a double boiler. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can sprinkle your sawdust, sage, and white willow bark into the molds.  Once the wax reaches 180 degrees, add 109 grams of Cedar Wood fragrance oil.  Stir well.

homemade fire starters

Then, pour the wax into the molds and then let it sit for a little bit.  After the wax has set up for a little while, but is still soft, you can go ahead and put your wicks into your fire starters.

homemade fire starters

While your fire starters are still soft, go ahead and put your whole Star Anise Seeds on top until you are satisfied with the amount. Then let them sit until they are fully set up and hardened. Once your fire starters are fully hardened, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Now your Homemade Fire Starters are ready for you and everyone you know to enjoy!

homemade fire starters

These Homemade Fire Starters are a great way to bring some warmth to the days as it grows colder. They are sure to remind you of all of the lovely and peaceful bonfires you have gone to in the past, and are sure to bring reminders of sitting in front of the fireplace with your loved ones. We also love to recycle here at Nature’s Garden and using our sawdust from our construction crew was a great way to be able to do just that! Recycling is one of the number one ways to improve our planet, so we hope that you will use some kind of recycled material for this recipe as well! We love to see your end products! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
06

Scented Fire Starters

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making scented fire startersScented Fire Starters

Hello everyone! It’s getting to be that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner! For all you crafters out there, are you in need of some new and exciting projects to try? Maybe a cool new gift to give to all your loved ones this year? Or maybe just a new product to impress your customers with? Well, we have the perfect recipe for you! I would like to introduce our new Christmas Wreath Fire Starters recipe! These scented fire starters are perfect for any one of your friends and family or your customers! They are an easy sure fire way to bring the spirit of Christmas to everyone you know! This awesome recipe is one that you should make sure to get your hands on as soon as possible!

 

Ingredients:

1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

109 grams of Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Cut and Sifted Nettle Leaves

Whole Juniper Berries

Cupcake Mold Market Molds

CD Candle Wicks (You can also use any leftover wicks you may have from previous projects.)

Cupcake Liners (optional)

 

Directions:

First, make sure to weigh out your 1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax. Then melt the wax down in a double boiler. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can put the liners in your mold and sprinkle some of the nettle leaves and juniper berries into your liners.

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After the wax has melted, carefully pour it into your molds and let it set for a few minutes.

making scented fire starters

When it has begun to set up, but is not fully hardened yet, you can put your wicks into your fire starters. Then while your fire starters are still soft, sprinkle more of the nettle leaf powder around the edge of them in a circle to make your wreath shape. Then carefully put some of the juniper berries around the edge as well. The berries will pull some color into your fire starters. Make sure to push them down firmly into the wax so they do not fall out. Then let them sit until they are fully set up and hardened.

making scented fire starters

After your fire starters are hardened, remove them from the molds and then they are ready to enjoy!

making scented fire starters

These Christmas Wreath scented fire starters are definitely an easy and great way to bring the Christmas spirit to you and your loved ones! All of your friends and family and customers are sure to love them! The adorable little Christmas leaves they resemble will keep everyone coming back for more! The fact that they even smell like a Christmas wreath is sure to be a new holiday delight.  Our Christmas Wreath fire starters are sure to be everyone’s new Christmas favorite! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns! Be sure to watch out for more new and wonderful holiday recipes! But don’t forget to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! And make sure to watch out for even more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
24

Make Pinecone Firestarters

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Melissa’s Weekly Memoir:  This was a question asked by one of our wonderful customers this week…  How do you make firestarters?  Good Question!  Here’s the Answer…

Are you in the mood for a captivating campfire, or maybe just a nice calming evening in front of the fireplace all warm and toasty, and snug as a bug lying on a rug.  Well, get your hot cocoa ready… because this recipe is fabulous; and makes starting a fire super easy.

Starting a fire in your fireplace can sometimes be a little challenging, but starting fires with festive pinecones makes this process way easier. They’re cute, they smell fantastic, and if you are not feeling like a fire, they are an amazing way to scent your home without even being lit.

Instructions

Things You’ll Need

 

1. Gather pinecones from a pine tree. Remove any debris or dirt on them.  Place the pinecones on the cookie sheet.  Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Carefully, slide the cookie sheet into the oven. Turn the oven off after 30 minutes.  Leave the pinecones in the in the oven for the duration of two hours.  This will ensure that they are completely dry.

2. Starting at the bottom end, wrap the wick around the pinecone two or three times.  Try to get the wick as far into the pine cone layers as possible.  Leave 1 to 2 inches of wick at the top of the pinecone.

3. Melt two pounds of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Once the wax hits 195 degrees, add red coloring.  Let the wax temperature drop to 180 degrees.  Add 1 ounce of Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil per pound of melted wax.  Stir gently.

4. Now, you are ready to dip the pinecone.  For the first dip you need to prime the wick.  Holding the end of the wick, immerse the pinecone completely in the wax for 45 seconds.

5.  Place the dipped pinecone on wax paper.  Allow the wax to cool and harden.  Repeat step 4 until the pinecones are completely coated to your satisfaction.

6. Allow the pinecones to dry overnight, then store in airtight containers.

7. You are now ready to set the night a fire.  Do not use these as regular candles!  They are meant to start fires in your fireplace.

Melissa (Natures Garden Customer Service Rep)
www.naturesgardencandles.com