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Jan
03

Fragrance Trends of 2015

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fragrance-trends-2015Fragrance Trends of 2015

Hello all! I hope you’re all having a glorious day and had a fabulous start to 2015! Here’s to an amazing year and hoping for only good things to come! Are you wondering how to spice things up this year? Looking for new and exciting ways to change up all of your projects and creations? Are you looking for the perfect scents to launch your projects right into the new year? Have you checked out our past fragrance trends reports? Our 2015 Fragrance Trends Report tells exactly what the up and coming trends of the year will be, along with perfect fragrances to match!

With oil prices dropping, we predict that Americans will have more money this year! We see many Americans having the chance to be able to take more vacations this year with the money they’ve saved! You’re sure to see many tropical trends this year, flamingos and palm trees are sure to be everywhere you look! Make sure to try out our Tropical Blast or Pineapple Paprika fragrances to give your projects that tropical feeling! Along with being able to relax on vacation, it is time for us to start breaking free from the government. People are definitely going to come out of their shells this year and break away from the fear caused by the propaganda. We’ll be seeing more creativity, art appreciation and innovation with this new found sense of freedom. Some perfect traditionally floral scents to help your creations fly free of fear are Butterfly Hugs and our Butterfly Flower fragrances.

This year is sure to be a combination of tradition mixed with new beginnings. We’re definitely seeing many Southwest inspirations this year which are sure to bring just a hint of the past along on our ride to freedom. Denim and suede are sure to make a huge comeback this year! Make sure to try out some of our Southwest inspired scents like our Denim fragrance or our Wild Wild West! Along with the inspiration of the Southwest, young adults are sure to be more and more influenced by their grandparents, the Baby Boomers generation. We are sure to see the generations converge. The Baby Boomers know who they are in life and will definitely influence young adults with their sense of confidence and the belief that nothing is deserved, but earned.

Be sure to watch the wine market, as we feel the consumption of wine is sure to increase as many popular television shows like Scandal are now showing powerful people drinking wine regularly. Make sure to try our Merlot Wine and Champagne Pomegranate fragrances to keep up with this trend! Scandal and many other shows like it are sure to influence 2015’s fashion choices as well. A sense of power mixed with feminine punk is sure to emerge. You’ll be seeing plenty of black and white with touches of retro and pink mixed in along with very feminine embellishments. Men are sure to embrace a combination of class with rustic touches of masculinity. With the wonderfully powerful feminine style that is emerging, we’re seeing a definite rise of female entrepreneurs. We’re taking matters into our own hands and are sure to be leading the way! This is definitely going to be a powerful year, with the trends of 2015 sure to be ones you’ll want to keep up with! Have an amazing year and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
15

Fragrance Oils Finder

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fragrance-oilsFragrance Oils Finder

 

Have you ever come to the Nature’s Garden site looking for a specific fragrance and not been able to find it amongst all our other ones? Or maybe you came with no idea what you wanted and were completely overwhelmed with all of our choices? We understand your dilemmas and are here to help! Yes, we may have over 800 fragrances, but don’t let that number scare you! They are all amazing and whatever you choose will be great.

Let me explain a couple of ways to help you out with your search. This will make everything so much easier for you! I promise! On our homepage we have a section easily titled Fragrance Oils right at the top. That will show you a drop box of the different page options on our site that are specifically for fragrances. The first option is “Fragrance Oils A-Z.” If you click on the Fragrance Oils A-Z option, it will take you directly to our fragrance categories page. What are fragrance categories you’re wondering? I’m glad you asked! Allow me to explain further! Once you have reached our Fragrance A-Z page, you will see links to different letters of the alphabet. If you’re just curious and looking around the site, pick any category you want and check out those fragrances! All of our many fragrance oils are categorized alphabetically. From Absinthe to Zucchini! Each alphabetical link will take you right to the fragrances starting with that letter. Awesome right?

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Maybe you don’t have any idea what you want, but you’re wondering if we have anything original to Nature’s Garden? Or even you know exactly what you want and you’re like me. You can remember exactly what it looked it and what color it was, but you just don’t know what it was called! If you go back to the Fragrance Oils section at the top, and scroll down the options, you will see “Fragrance by Color” and “NG Original Scents.” Click on either of those options to explore the amazing fragrances in those categories!

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Also, along the side of our site we have a section titled Wholesale Products. It lists the kind of products Nature’s Garden provides. If you click on Fragrance Oils, it will take you to the A-Z categories page. But the other fragrance categories we have will be listed underneath the Wholesale Products section. Above Wholesale Products is one more way to find the exact fragrance you are looking for. Our search bar. If you type the exact fragrance you want into the search and click search, it will take you straight to that fragrance. Or you can even abbreviate the name of the product you’re looking for in the search and it will take you to it! Like maybe you’re looking for the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. All you need to type into the search bar is “rein” and it will take straight to the Reindeer Poo!

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Here at Nature’s Garden we want you to feel welcome and comfortable! We do our best to make things as easy as possible for our customers! Please don’t hesitate to ask whatever questions you have! Keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla and have a fantastic day!

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Aug
19

Cinnamon Buns Scent

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Cinnamon Buns-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A fabulous scent to use in your home, Cinnamon Bun Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly baked cinnamon bun.  This bakery scent will fill your home with a mouthwatering cinnamon bun aroma without the mess to clean up in the kitchen.  In fact, one of our customers stated that she has been asked if she is baking when burning this candle!  Considered a bestselling scent by many of our clients, this bakery fragrance is an immediate sell out for candles, tarts, and smelly jellies.

What does Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a spicy cinnamon accord with warm nutty undertones along with the aroma of fresh baked bread.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Cinnamon Bun Fragrance Oil?

For those of you who are candle crafters or home scenters; this scent is one huge seller.  Used in a variety of waxes like soy, Joy, Pillar of Bliss, Palm, soy blends, and WOW wax, this bakery fragrance oil is awesome when it comes to scent throw.  With an amazingly strong hot throw that, this scent is loved by so many of our customers.   The same strong scent is also true for the cold throw, which is why this fragrance also works extremely well for aroma beads, smelly jellies, and wax melts.

Unfortunately, on the bath and body end, this fragrance oil is not body safe.

If you would like to try our free Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe click here.

Aug
06

Childhood Scent

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Childhood Scent

Childrens Room Fragrance–Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a playful childhood scent to add to your line?  Well, Childrens Room fragrance is just that scent!  Our customers say that it is the perfect combination of floral notes and powdery notes.  This childhood fragrance is nostalgic of your younger years, but even kids today will love Childrens Room Scent.

What does Childrens Room Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of the smell of Mr. Bubble bubble bath from childhood.  A very soft violet powder accord with very light floral bottom notes of peony and alyssum flowers.  A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Childrens Room Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this childhood scent is often used in Soy, soy blends, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Childrens Room scent also works well in aroma beads and room sprays, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for the little kids!  The usage rate for this childhood scent is 5%.  Childrens Room also has a 1% vanillin content, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: bubble baths, bath lotions, bath gel, powders, and melt and pour soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this clean powder scent is fabulous.  Here are the official results: No acceleration.  Scent sticks.  Discolors to a light toffee color.

If you are interested in a recipe using Childrens Room Fragrance oil, click here for our Happy Hippos Soap Crayons Recipe.                                                                                                                                                        

Aug
06

Childhood Scent

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Childrens Room

Childhood Scent

Childrens Room Fragrance–Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a playful childhood scent to add to your line?  Well, Childrens Room fragrance is just that scent!  Our customers say that it is the perfect combination of floral notes and powdery notes.  This childhood fragrance is nostalgic of your younger years, but even kids today will love Childrens Room Scent.

What does Childrens Room Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of the smell of Mr. Bubble bubble bath from childhood.  A very soft violet powder accord with very light floral bottom notes of peony and alyssum flowers.  A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Childrens Room Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this childhood scent is often used in Soy, soy blends, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Childrens Room scent also works well in aroma beads and room sprays, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for the little kids!  The usage rate for this childhood scent is 5%.  Childrens Room also has a 1% vanillin content, so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: bubble baths, bath lotions, bath gel, powders, and melt and pour soaps.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this clean powder scent is fabulous.  Here are the official results: No acceleration.  Scent sticks.  Discolors to a light toffee color.

If you are interested in a recipe using Childrens Room Fragrance oil, click here for our Happy Hippos Soap Crayons Recipe.                                                                                                                                                        

Jul
28

Clean Crisp Fragrance

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clean fragranceClean Crisp Fragrance

Clean Crisp Air- Fragrance Oil Spotlight This strong clean smelling scent is the perfect for any application.  According to our customers this clean, crisp, and strong scent is a best seller.   In fact, many of our customers are selling out left and right when using this fragrance.  Ideal for any crafter because of its strong clean scent throw, this excellent fragrance is a great addition to any candle line or bath and body product line

What does Clean Crisp Air Smell Like? This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is perfect if you are looking for a fragrance that reminds you of fresh clean air filled with hints of greenery and soft florals.  This complex fragrance begins with top notes of fresh clover and ivy. Middle notes of baby’s breath, periwinkle, and lily of the valley. Base notes of ozony fresh notes. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Clean Crisp Air Fragrance Oil? For candle makers and home scenters; Clean Crisp air has a strong fresh scent with awesome throw.  Our customers use this fragrance oil in their 415 soy wax, 464 soy waxes, gel wax, and Joy wax.  This fragrance oil even works very well for wax melts.  This fragrance oil has been used to make odor eliminator, linen sprays, incense, and sachet beads.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This fabulous fragrance is used to create:  melt and pour soaps, bath salts, body creams, laundry soaps, and handmade lotions.

And, for those of you that make cold process soap, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Some acceleration, no separation. No discoloration.  Very creamy, nice clean scent!

Try our free Chunky Votive Candle Recipe using Clean Crisp Air Fragrance in our Free Recipe Box.

Jul
28

Lavender Fragrance

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French Lavender Scent
This wonderful lavender fragrance oil is both a strong and calming scent that is in high demand. With Natures Gardens French Lavender Scent, you will find a beautiful combination of lavender with a hint of powdery vanilla.  It works very well in any application and is often the most preferred lavender scent.  In fact, even our customers who don’t gravitate to floral scents are blown away by our French lavender fragrance.

What does French Lavender Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the unique aroma of French lavender flowers. A Best Seller!
How Do Our Customers Use French Lavender Fragrance Oil?

For the fabulous people who make candles or home scenting items; our clients use this French lavender scent in their soy waxes like 415 and 464, pillar of bliss wax, paraffin wax, parasoy and Joy Wax.  The scent throw with this fragrance is amazing in both hot and cold.  With a long lasting and strong aroma, French lavender scent also performs well in scenting incense, smelly jellies, and air fresheners.  Some of our customers even use this oil in their electric oil burners, and absolutely love how their homes smell.

As for scenting bath and body products, this French lavender scent is a spectacular!  The usage rate for this relaxing scent is 5%.  It does contain a vanillin content of 1.4%, so vanilla white color stabilizer is recommended to help reduce discoloration in the finished product. This relaxing fragrance is used to scent:  Body Butters, Lotions, Body Splashes, Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, shower gels, sugar scrubs, and bubble bombs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, you are going to adore this scent.  Here are the official results:  No ricing, no acceleration.  Discolors to a chocolate brown.  Scent is a nice combination of vanilla and lavender.

If you are looking for an awesome project using Natures Garden’s Bite Me Fragrance Oil, check out Natures Garden’s free recipe for theFoaming Bath Salts Recipe.

Jan
18

Aquarius Scents

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Just for fun, we did some research to find out which fragrance notes would most likely coincide with the personality traits of a person born under the zodiac sign Aquarius.   Beginning January 20th, Aquarians begin celebrating their birthdays.  So, without further adieu, we bring you “Aquarius Fragrances”.

Aquarians are considered people born between January 20th and February 18th.

While we do not have any Aquarians who work at Natures Garden, I have been friends with several people born under the sign of Aquarius in my life.  Aquarians tend to be optimists who are very well liked by many people.  Their magnetic personalities gain them a vast array of friends, and their communication skills are typically amazing.

Aquarius-  Witty, Humanitarian, Inventive, Authentic
Symbol- the Water bearers
Sign- Air

The people under this honest and loyal sign are everyone’s friends.  This independent group appreciates the differences in the normal and welcomes the freshness of originality.  Aquarians love trying different things and ever changing environments.  These well spoken communicators are crisp and electric just like the fragrance notes they cherish.

Some examples of fragrance notes that Aquarians may like are:

Fruits: Lime, Tangerine
Florals: Hydrangea, Morning Glory
Spices: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Bergamot

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions for Aquarius:

Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil

Agave Lime Fragrance Oil

NG Cool Citrus Basil Type Scent

Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance

agave lime  blue hydrangea  cool citrus basil  eucalyptus spearmint

 

 

 

Click here to review all of our zodiac sign fragrance suggestions.

Jan
01

Scents for Capricorns

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capricorn scentsScents for Capricorns

Just for fun, Nicole (that’s me) did some research on the various zodiac signs to find out which fragrance notes would most likely match those personality traits.  Since it is the holiday season, and many Capricorns are now celebrating their birthdays, we will start with “Capricorn Fragrances”.

Capricorns are considered people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

The CEO of Natures Garden, Deborah Ward, is a Capricorn; with a birthday of December 29th.  If the personality traits of Capricorn ring true, then Deborah is a quintessential example of a Capricorn; a hard working, ambitious leader who knows the value of a team that works together to achieve great things.

 

Capricorn-  Responsible, Patient, Ambitious, Resourceful

Symbol- the Sea-goat

Sign- Earth

This resourceful and disciplined group are natural born leaders that should not be messed with.  Staying even keeled even during the most chaotic of times, this group’s ambition allows them to lead a path through the most difficult of times.   This group is known for getting things accomplished, working well as a team or alone.  These commanders are prudent in their decisions, always thinking of the future.

Key notes that Capricorn people are fond of are these notes:

Florals:  Angelica, Dandelion, Chamomile

Spices: Peppermint, Sage, Basil

Musks: Vetiver, Civet

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:

angelica fragrance  game on fragrance  vetiver fragrance oil  basil sage mint fragrance

 

 

 

Angelica Scent by Natures Garden

Game On Scent by Natures Garden

Vetiver Scent by Natures Garden

Basil Sage Mint Scent by Natures Garden

Click here to review all of our zodiac sign fragrance suggestions.

Oct
25

What Ingredients are in Fragrance Oils?

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fragrance bottleMost fragrances are a combination of many aromatic ingredients.  These ingredients are derived from nature or created by scientific methods. Natural Ingredients include essential oils, resins, and absolutes.

Natural Ingredients:

AROMATIC ESSENTIAL OILS are derived from plants using either distillation or cold pressing.  They are generally in liquid form.  An essential oil from one plant can vary in color, odor, and price depending on the crop from which the oil is derived.  Mother Nature rules here and variations between lots of the same oil must be assessed for suitability.  And, not all plants yield aromatic essential oils.

Examples of Aromatic Essential Oils are:  Orange Oil, Lavender Oil, Patchouli Oil, Cedar Wood Oil

RESINS are materials which are exuded from a plant when the other layer of the plant is cut.  They are dense and sticky and may solidify into a solid mass.  Heat may be required to melt some resins.   Resins are long lasting fragrance ingredients.   Examples:   Myrrh resin, Benzoin resin, Fir resin, Oakmoss resin, Copel Resin Tears.

ABSOLUTES are created by removing the aromatic components from plants which cannot yield essential oils.  Many plants are too fragile to be distilled; therefore the absolute is the form in which we capture the aromatic components of the plant.  The absolute is highly concentrated and somewhat viscous.  Now, the yield of absolute material per plant is exceptionally small, and the processing is very labor intensive.  As a result, absolutes are usually very expensive.

Examples:  Rose absolute, Orange flower absolute, Jasmine absolute, Narcisse absolute.

Manmade Ingredients include aromatic ingredients in liquid, crystalline, or powder form.  Commonly called chemicals, manmade fragrance ingredients produce a wide variety of aromatic sensations.  Some of these ingredients are also found in nature, but science can reproduce them synthetically.  The synthetic versions are generally less expensive, more consistent in odor and color and widely available.

Aromatic chemicals offer the perfumer a vast palette of materials to compliment natural ingredients.  They help control the cost of a fragrance and help ensure consistent quality.  Many aromatic chemicals can create intense, unusual or dramatic effects in a fragrance.  Most fragrances are a combination of the natural and synthetic ingredients.  The perfumer will choose materials based on odor, cost, and stability in the product being scented.
Examples of manmade aromatic materials:  citral, linalyl, acetate, phenyl, ethyl, vanillin.

These ingredients form Fragrance Oils.

Parts of a Fragrance Oilfragrance-oils

A fragrance oil is divided into 3 distinct parts.  The top note, the middle note, and the base note.  Each of these usually has an assortment of ingredients.

Top notes are the most volatile fragrance ingredients.  The top notes give the fragrance its initial burst and can provide impact in a finished product.  Top notes are the first to evaporate, leaving the middle notes of the fragrance to be explored.  Traditional top notes include citrus oil and light aromatic chemicals such as esters.

Middle notes are also called the fragrance heart.  They represent the true fragrance character.  The middle notes are longer lasting than the top notes.  These ingredients form the fragrance signature and are evident throughout most of the life of the fragrance.  Typical middle notes include floral, spice, and fruit tones.

Base Notes are also called the bottom notes or dry down.  Base notes are the longest lasting components of the fragrance.  These ingredients support the fragrance and give it depth.  Base notes remain long after the top and middle notes have evaporated.  Perfumists use base notes to anchor the volatile fragrance notes in a fragrance.  Commonly used materials for base notes are musk, vanilla, resins, and woods.