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Oct
05

Monster Bath Cookies

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monster bath cookie recipeMonster Bath Cookies

It’s Halloween time! For all you soapers out there, are you looking for a spooky new way to celebrate the scariest day of the year? Maybe a scary new product to introduce to your customers? Well, here it is! We have created Monster Bath Cookies!  They are frighteningly adorable! Monster Bath Cookies are the perfect Halloween treat for all those ghouls and goblins out there! The perfect way to excite your own little ghosts for the upcoming holiday! Your kiddos will love to make these with you! They will be such a treat and an easy craft for kids! Monster Bath Cookies are sure to be a unique and adorable bath cookie that your customers are sure to adore! They could even be a great favor for Halloween parties! Come on people, you know you want to try them out, just look at how cute they are!  WARNING:  These are not edible cookies!  These are for the bath only!  

 

Ingredients:

186 grams of Epsom Salt

142 grams of Cornstarch

54 grams of Powdered Milk

330 grams of Baking Soda

151 grams of Citric Acid

18 grams of Kaolin Clay

142 grams of Coconut Oil 76

50 grams of Cocoa Butter

Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

20 grams of Magic Potion Fragrance Oil

Edible Eyeballs

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

Witch Hazel

 

Directions:

  1. Take all dry ingredients and mix together thoroughly and then set aside.

 

  1. Using a double boiler method, mix the cocoa butter with the coconut oil and heat it until it melts.

 

  1. Next, pour the cocoa butter and coconut oil mixture in with the dry ingredients and mix it all together.

 

  1. After it is thoroughly mixed, add in your 20 grams of Magic Potion Fragrance Oil.

 

  1. Make sure the fragrance oil is completely mixed in, and then generously add in your Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant until you are satisfied with the green color.

 

  1. Spray your mixture with Witch Hazel to help it form.

 

  1. After you’re satisfied with your color, take handfuls of the mixture and start forming into cookie shapes. The mixture will make about ten cookies.

 

  1. Make sure they are hard and compact so they do not fall apart! When you are finished making the cookie shapes, start adding your eyeballs!

 

  1. Add as many eyeballs as you want, until you are satisfied with the look. Let your Monster Cookie Bath Bombs sit until they completely harden.

 

Once your Monster Bath Cookies are good and hard, they are ready for you to use! They will be a definite favorite with your loved ones or customers! Monster Cookie Bath Cookies are an awesomely eerie way to celebrate the scariest day of the year! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions or concerns you may have! And don’t forget to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more fun Halloween treats? How about trying our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly? Or our Monster Snot Soap Jelly? Or what about our Spider Venom Soap Jelly? All of those are great creations for Halloween as well! Or you can visit our free recipes, we have many many other great recipes to scare people!

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Sep
26

30 Free Candle Recipes

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30-FREE-Candle-Recipes-cop30 Free Candle Recipes

For all the candle makers out there, are you tired of making the same candles over and over again? In need of some new and exciting recipes? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we offer over 40+ candle recipes! Awesome right? You will definitely be able to settle your craving for something new here! Here are 30 free candle recipes, be sure to check them all out!

 

1. Blueberry Muffin Candle- You will have the tantalizing scent of blueberry muffins baking in the oven all through your home.

Blueberry Muffin Candle

2. Beer Candle- A fun candle that all those manly men out there are sure to love.

Beer Candle

3. Bug Repelling Candle- Need a way to get rid of those annoying mosquitos and such? This candle will do it!

Bug Repelling

4. Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart- A reminder of the smells of delicious cookies baking.

Chocolate Blossom Tarts

5. Cinnamon Bun Candle- The smell will make your mouth water with the thought of a tasty hot cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Buns Candle

6. Day at the Beach Candle- Your mind will be transported to the shores of a favorite vacation spot.

Day at the Beach

7. Ducks on the Pond Candle- This adorable candle is sure to overload your system with its cuteness!

Ducks on the Pond

8. Football Field Candle Loaf- The guys are sure to love this during a game!

Football Field9. Gummy Bears Candle- A fun project to include the kiddos on!

Gummy Bears

10. Honeycomb Candle- All of your busy bee friends will be buzzing with excitement.

Honeycomb Candle

 
11. Hydrangea Candle- Your house will be filled with the scents of spring.

Hydrangea Candle

12. Pigs in the Mud Candle- Perfect for all the animal lovers out there, they will love the good laugh this candle will bring them!

Pigs in the Mud Candle

13. Stacked Flower Tarts- You will be enveloped with the smells of beautiful flowers!

Stacked flowers

14. Rainbow Candle- A definite reminder that there will always be a rainbow after the rain passes.

Candle Recipe

15. Leopard Candle- For all the animal print lovers like myself, this is perfect!

Leopard Candle

16. Zebra Candle- More animal print to make us girls happy!

Zebra Candle

17. Pot o Gold Candle- Maybe there really is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Pot o Gold

18. Pug Candle- A fun reminder of all our favorite furry friends!

Pug Candle

19. Smores Candle- These yummy treats are sure to be on your brain with this!

Smores Candle

20. Santa Candle- A great way to start off the holiday season!

Santa Candle

21. Pink Camouflage Candle- This candle is awesome for all those tomboys out there who want a little touch of girly.

Pink Camo

22. Mardi Gras Candle- The perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Candle23. Green Beer Candle- You can’t celebrate St. Patty’s Day without your green beer!

Green Beer Candle

24. Independence Day Candle- A creative candle to remember our nation’s birthday!

Independence Day

25. Valentine’s Day Candle- The feeling of romance is sure to follow this scent.

Valentines Day Candle

26. Green Camouflage Candle- This manly candle is perfect for all those many men.

Green Camo

27. Gingerbread Latte Candle- Another wonderful Christmas scent with the smells of gingerbread men filling your home!

Gingerbread Latte

28. Mothers Day Candle- A special creative gift your mother is sure to love!

Mothers Day

29. Bloody Fun Candle- This candle is great attraction to add to your house of haunts!

Bloody Fun

30. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri- This potpourri is sure to bring the beauty of wintery snow into your home!

Glistening Potpourri

All you candle makers out there are sure to adore our recipes! Your creations are sure to bring so many homey and wonderful scents to your home and your loved ones! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
24

Ghost Soap

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ghost soapGhost Soap

 

        Alright everybody, how much do you love to celebrate Halloween? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to spook up your house? Here at Nature’s Garden we have plenty of products that are sure to fill your house with Halloween spirit! With fall now upon us, we have been coming up with all kinds of new and scary ideas for you! Have you made our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly or our Monster Snot Soap Jelly? You haven’t? Well get on that! But before you try those fun creations, here’s another Halloween treat for you! We would like to introduce our new Ghost Soap! Ghouls and goblins of all ages will love Ghost Soap! It sure to be a new favorite Halloween treat!

Ingredients for base:

200 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil

1 gram of Fun Soap Colorant Black Oxide

Mold Market Molds for Cupcakes

 

Ingredients for frosting:

77 grams of Whipped Soap Base

9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

77 grams of Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap

7 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil

 

Equipment and Other Ingredients:

8oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

Disposable Pipette

Hand Mixer

Mixing Spoon

Rubbing Alcohol

Deep Mixing Bowl

Scale

 

Directions:

  1. Weigh out and melt down 200 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This should take about 30 seconds, however if it is still not melted you can put it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds.

SLS Free GLycerin M&P Soap for ghost soap

  1. Once your melt and pour is completely melted down, you can add in 10 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil.

alien type fragrance for ghost soap

  1. Next, add 1 gram of Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and mix it all together very thoroughly.

black oxide dye for ghost soap

  1. After you have mixed everything together, carefully pour your mixture into the base portion of the cupcake molds and then spray them with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.

cupcake mold for ghost soap

 

rubbing alcohol for ghost soap

 

5.  Then let your bases sit or they can also be refrigerated until they harden.

bases of ghost soap

 

  1. With any leftover mixture you may have, use a pipette or a spoon to carefully drop it onto the wax paper to make eyes and a mouth for your ghosts. Once your faces harden, peel them off of the wax paper.

faces for ghost soap

  1. Once your cupcakes are solid, you can start on the frosting. Weigh out 77 grams of Whipped Soap Base.

whipped base for ghost soap

  1. Add 9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to your whipped topping.

veggie glycerin for ghost soap

  1. Next, weigh out and melt down 77 grams of Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.

soya milk M&P for ghost soap

10.  Mix your Soya Milk with the whipped base and add in 7 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil.

mixing for ghost soap top

alien fragrance for ghost top

11. Quickly but carefully frost your cupcake bases with your mixture and shape it into a ghost.

adding ghosts to bases

12. Quickly add your eyes and mouth to your frosting before it sets.

faces for ghost soap

13.  After adding your face, let them set for a little while and then voila! Your ghost soap is finished! Have fun with your new and spooky friends!

 

I hope you have enjoyed creating our new Ghost Soaps! They are sure to be a fun Halloween treat! Your family, friends, and customers will have a blast with your new friends! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or questions! Be sure to try out all of our other great Halloween recipes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
22

30 Free CP Soap Recipes

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cold process soap recipes30 Free CP Soap Recipes

Hello everyone! For all you cold process soapers out there, don’t you just love finding new recipes? Or maybe you’re just tired of making the same old soaps over and over. Well do I have a solution for you! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer tons of free recipes for many products! And come on, who turns down free? Here are 30 free CP soap recipes available for you!

 

 

 

1. Beginner’s Soap A great recipe if you are just starting out in your soap making!

beginners soap

2. World Peace Soap Your kids will love these tie dye colored peace signs!

world peace soap

 3. Hippies and Hemp Soap Another great tie dye recipe that everyone will love!

hippies and hemp soap 4. Soap Frosting This frosting looks good enough to eat! Yummy and delicious!

soap frosting

 5. Lemonade Soap A favorite drink for a hot day, and an awesome soap for bath time?

lemonade soap 6. Fruit Frenzy Soap For all the health fanatics out there, this soap is sure to inspire you!

fruit frenzy soap

7. Hot Fudge Brownies Soap Your sweet tooth will go nuts at the name alone!

hot fudge brownies soap

8. Oatmeal Milk Soap Oatmeal milk is a soap that is sure to relax you after a long day!

oatmeal milk and honey soap

9. Royal Honey Bee Soap You will become the queen bee in your house with this soap.

royal honey bee soap

10. Caramel Custard Soap The name alone sounds delicious enough to eat, doesn’t it?

caramel custard soap

11. Baby Shower Soap What an adorable gift for the mom-to-be, or even fun baby shower favors!

baby shower soap

12. St. Patty’s Day Soap Let yourself  go crazy with some green fever!

st pattys day soap

13. Carrot Soap A fun “treat” for your kids to leave on Easter for the Easter bunny!

carrot soap

14. Pumpkin Puree Soap A homey fun way to celebrate the fall season and the spookiest day of the year!

pumpkin puree soap

15. Beer Soap Let’s not forget about our lovable men! Beer Soap is perfect for a bachelor party or a special game!

beer soap

16. Blueberry Cheesecake Soap Doesn’t it just make your mouth water?

blueberry cheesecake soap

17. Wine Soap Another perfect soap to help unwind from a long day.

wine soap

18. Total Hot Man Soap Hot Man. Ladies, what more explanation do you need?

total hot man soap

19. Hunters Soap For all those manly hunters out there!

hunters soap

20. Blackberry Sage Soap Another relaxing addition to your home with it’s special scent.

blackberry sage soap

21. Calendula Sunshine Soap Warm and happy thoughts of sunshine will surround you!

calendula sunshine soap

22. Cleopatra Heavy Cream Soap Pyramids and ancient Egypt will invade your thoughts!

cleopatra soap

23. Energize Soap Anyone need an energy boost? Your loved ones are sure to love this boost!

energize soap

24. Argan Soap The beautiful designs of our argan soap recipe are sure to make everyone happy!

argan soap

25. Creamy Cocoa Craziness Soap Cocoa=chocolate. Just yum!

creamy cocoa craziness soap

26. Manly Soap Another one for all our manly men out there!

manly soap

27. Peppered Poppy Seed Soap These flowered shapes soaps are sure to remind you of new Spring flowers!

peppered poppy seed soap

28. Pineapple Paprika Soap One spicy unique combination that is sure to be remembered!

pineapple paprika soap

29. Sweet Wheatgrass Soap Another calming and relaxing soap to help you unwind!

sweet wheatgrass soap

30. Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Soap With such an intriguing name you just have to try it!

sweet orange chili pepper soap

You should definitely try each and every one of these! You just can’t go wrong! And make sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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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 !

Jun
20

Hair Gel Recipe

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hair gel recipe Hair Gel Recipe Using Flax Seed

Making homemade hair gel has been on the creative teams list for some time now.  However, now knowing how easy this recipe is to make, we are overcome with all of the possibilities that this simple hair gel recipe provides.  In fact, one of the best aspects of this natural hair gel recipe is that it can be customized specifically for your hair type.

The basic recipe has 4 ingredients.  They are flax seed, distilled water, optiphen, and fragrance.  That is it!  Although as mentioned earlier other additives can be introduced.   Some of these examples would include:

Epsom Salt can be added to your recipe to intensify curls
Honey can be added to increase your hair gels hold
Jojoba Oil or Shea Butter are two great ingredients to provide moisturizing elements to your gel
Slippery Elm Bark can be added to increase your gels slip

Through our research, we have found that there are 2 options when it comes to creating your very own hair gel.  What it breaks down to basically is soaking overnight vs. boil time.  By soaking your flax seed the night before you decrease the amount of cooking time the hair gel is on the stove top.  Soaking will also boost your gel output.

This hair gel recipe is perfect for wavy or curly hair.  Not only will this gel moisturize and help define the curls, but it will not leave your curls stiff or crunchy.

There are currently 3 different versions of the hair gel recipe available on Natures Gardens website.  They are Silky Hair Gel Recipe, Curl Pop Hair Gel Recipe, and Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe.  Each one is very easy to make and the recipes do vary slightly.  Although each one of these recipes do call for a recommended fragrance oil for scent, you can use any body safe fragrance oil that Natures Garden carries.  Just check out the Recommended Fragrance Usage for Bath Oils, Soaps, and Bath Gels (IFRA category 4) for the percentage rate of usage (located under the fragrance oil description area).

So, if you are ready to give this really easy to make recipe a try, let’s get started!  Today we will be making 8 ounces of Curl Pop Hair Gel.

Here is the list of ingredients and supplies you will need:
Scale
Distilled Water
Flax Seed Whole
Glass Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Pot
Spatula
Epsom Salt
Knee High Pantyhose (brand new)
Thermometer
NG Biolage Matrix Type Fragrance Oil
OPTIPHEN – Preservative
Whisk
Funnel
8oz. Purple PET Bullet Bottle
Black Lotion Pumps 24/410

soaking the flax seed overnight
Step 1:
 Place your glass bowl onto your scale and tare out the weight.  Then, carefully weight out 43 grams of flax seed and tare out the weight again.  Next, to the bowl add 440 grams of distilled water.  Using your mixing spoon, give these two ingredients a quick stir.  Finally, cover the bowl and place it into the refrigerator overnight.

adding epsom salt to the flax seed mixture
Step 2:
 After your flax seed has soaked overnight, take the bowl out of the fridge.  Remove the cover.  Using your spatula, scrap all of the mixture into your pot.  Now, to the mixture weight out and add 3 grams of Epsom Salt.  Once added, place the pot on the stove top and set the heat to high.  Generously stir the mixture as it is heating.

heating up the flax seed gel

Step 3:  Once the mixture is at a consistent boil, reduce the heat to a medium setting.  Keep stirring the mixture.

flax seed suspended in the gel

Step 4:  Let the mixture cook for 5 minutes on the medium heat setting.  Remember to keep the mixture moving by stirring.  When you see the flax seed staying suspended in the mixture, remove the pot from the heat source and turn it off.

straining out the flax seed

Step 5:  Now, get a container and place your brand new pantyhose over the opening.  Carefully pour the gel into the hosiery.   Once the mixture is all there, immediately rinse out the pot (this will save you scrubbing time later).

natural flax seed hair gel

Step 6:  Caution the mixture is hot!  Now, apply pressure to the pantyhose to strain out as much gel as possible (if you use tongs, just be careful not to put a run in your pantyhose).  You will notice that you really have to apply force to get the gel out among all of the flax seed.  When finished, remove the pantyhose.

monitor your hair gel temperature

Step 7:  To make this step less messy, we transferred the gel back into the mixing bowl.  Temperature is very important to this step, so place your thermometer in your hair gel now.  Once the temperature of the gel reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit, quickly add 3 grams of Optiphen and 13 grams of NG Biolage Matrix Type Fragrance Oil.

scenting and preserving your hair gel
Step 8:  Slowly and carefully, use your whisk to incorporate the fragrance oil and Optiphen into the gel.

bottle up the hair gel

Step 9:  Once the hair gel has cooled, place your funnel into your bottle, and fill.   Then,  lid with a pump.

Your Curl Pop hair gel is now ready to use.  Simply pump the gel into the palm of your hand and apply as you normally do.  You are going to love how great your hair smells and looks all day long!