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Jan
29

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil


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9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil

In today’s world of health, we always hear about the some of the more popular oils and their benefits for your skin and hair. By “Popular Oils” I am talking about Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil just to name a few. However, there is an oil out there that is not heard about too often, has been cultivated since the 1970s, and yet it has some of the same benefits as those popular oils. I’m talking about Meadowfoam Seed Oil. From the seed of a pretty, little white flower comes the advantages of vitamin E and C, antioxidants and even some UV light protection. This oil is amazing at being excellent for skin care products and hair products. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is also good for sensitive skin as it doesn’t clog the pores and is known for being an anti-inflammatory, which in turn makes it good for those who suffer from acne. It absorbs easily and quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and not greasy. So below are 9 ways to use meadowfoam seed oil. We hope these recipes will be a welcome addition to all your bath and body needs.

 

Hair conditioner for Dark Hair9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair

As we get older, natural hair color will start to fade. It may get lighter, it may lose its shine and natural luster to it. We, at Nature’s Garden, have a solution to that. Our Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair is perfect for those that like a homemade product that actually does what it’s supposed to do. With an herbal infusion of Black Walnut Hulls powder, it will help enhance your natural dark colored hair. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil will give your hair a boost of vitamin E and C along with its natural added protection from UV light rays. The Black Cherry Fragrance Oil will give your hair soft, shiny hair an added sweetness that you can smell.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

With the popularity of bath bombs these days, it is always good to have a great recipe on hand. This Bubbling Bath Bomb recipe surely fits that bill. This recipe is quick and simple to make and with it’s vibrant orange and yellow colors it will be a fun addition to your bathroom!  The Papaya Leaf powder that is added into the recipe is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin C, which we all know is very important for healthy skin, therefore it is an awesome addition to help treat acne and nourish the skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added will just boost those vitamins with its own powerhouse of nutrients and will lock that moisture into your skin leaving it soft, hydrated and nourished. The Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil used will have your bathroom smelling like the tropics and who wouldn’t want to take a trip to the tropics? Especially if you don’t even have to leave your house!

 

Energize Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Want a good cold process soap recipe?  Well, this one will help wake up your senses in the morning!  Plus, it will help give your skin the protection and nutrition it needs. We all want or need an extra push in the early morning and this Energize Cold Process soap recipe is a good way to go about doing it. It uses our Grapefruit Lemongrass Fragrance Oil that has an invigorating, bright crisp smell that surely will help open your eyes for the day ahead! With the beneficial ingredients coconut oil, shea butter and meadowfoam seed oil added to it, your skin will be protected with vitamins and minerals from the cruel harshness of the environment around us. Or the cruel harshness of just waking up in the morning!

 

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

You wouldn’t think that something with sugar in it would be good for you, right? Sugar scrubs are exactly the opposite since you are not actually eating the sugar. Although when you get whiff of this Pumpkin Sugar Scrub you might feel the need to take a spoonful. Sugar makes a wonderful exfoliate to scrub away those dead skin cells and it is always easy to find.  This sugar scrub has the smell of pumpkin, vanilla and almond from the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. In addition, it has actual Pumpkin Pie Spice blend added to it to help pump it into pumpkin overload! This sugar scrub is just bursting with skin beneficial butters and oils. Plus, our friend the Meadowfoam Seed Oil will help scrub out all the bad stuff your skin gets exposed too. Your skin will glow with health from the help of some sugar which in the end isn’t so bad for you after all.

 

Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Peace, love and all things natural!  While cannabis is not legal in too many states yet, you can surely get your groove on with this trippy, Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. Using the Cannabis Fragrance Oil (that isn’t the real deal but it sure smells like it) we are certain that your skin will get a high without any side affects from the real thing! Using some very natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, your skin will get vitamins, antioxidants and hydration for a healthy look. Just add in some super-hip and super- cool neon Fun Soap Colorants and you will have yourself something to mellow yourself out with…legally! Can I add that using this soap WILL NOT give you the munchies?

 

Wine Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Wine Cold Process Soap

Is wine really good for you? There have been studies done that say red wine is good for heart health. These studies show that it is a good source of antioxidants. Many people would agree that a glass of wine is a great way to end the day. No matter what the studies show, you can use wine in cooking and even soap making. It always adds a certain something to whatever you are creating. For our Wine Cold Process Soapthe wine you choose adds benefits to the bar of soap. We used our Merlot Fragrance Oil to create the wine scent. Also, meadowfoam seed oil will help with Vitamin E, some extra antioxidants and the moisture factor that will help keep your skin soft and hydrated. This soap would make an awesome addition to the Wine Lotion and the Wine Sugar Scrub recipes we have on our website. How cool of a gift basket would that make for your friends who are wine-connoisseurs?

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

This lotion is such an amazing, power-packed luxurious lotion. Looking at it would seem that it’s something you would buy at a high-end department store. In all honesty, it is super-simple to make and it’s packed with vitamins and a ton of skin benefits!  With a sweet, lightly floral and fruity scent used from the Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, this Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion incorporates Hibiscus Flower powder and Rosehips Powder. Not only do they add the nice pink color naturally to the lotion, but both are high in antioxidants and both are amazing for dry, aging skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added in, will be an added plus for mature skin or even just dry skin.

Honey Vanilla Lip BalmWays to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

Here’s a sweet, little lip balm recipe that uses the goodness from Mother Nature. Our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm uses beeswax, Cocoa Butter, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil, which by the way, adds an amazing “extra barrier” from that tough winter air! Dry, chapped lips will be protected, soft and hydrated from the cold. Just add in a little Vanilla Bean flavoring oil for some added sweetness. You will have yourself a buzz-worthy lip balm provided by nature!

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Looking for a new addition to your men’s line of bath and body products? Or are you looking for a homemade gift for the guys in your life? Well, look no further! Try this eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men! It has some wonderful exfoliation from the activated charcoal. In addition, we have added to it and with the nourishing oils like coconut oil and macadamia nut oil. Of course, we added meadowfoam seed oil, it will leave their skin hydrated, fresh and clean!  We’ve also chosen our Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil to add to this scrub recipe.  This fresh scent has a crisp, clean scent of lemon, bergamot and cedar. This scrub is a definite must-have for your recipe collection!

Do you have a recipe that you created from our website?  Go ahead and give your horn a toot on our Show and Tell section of our website! We love to see what our customers are making. Plus, when you put love and attention into something you have created, you deserve to show it off!

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Mar
23

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes


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Lotion12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes

This blog was created to share with you 12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes that have been collected from the Natures Garden website. While you able to access these recipes on the website, it can be easy to miss a lotion you may actually really like when you are simply looking at pictures. I mean a picture may say a thousand words, but that picture is not going to tell you all of the benefits the lotion has for your skin. So, this blog will lay out each individual recipe to make it easier to find the best lotion for your specific skin care needs.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

First of all, we have a recipe that is soft and perfect for sensitive skin. The Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe is a simple and light lotion that has a soft Chamomile scent. Apricot kernel oil is perfect for those with more sensitive skin and works to provide long lasting moisture for your skin. Additionally, Grapeseed Oil is another gentle oil that works well for sensitive skin and will absorb fairly quickly. Further, Vitamin E is an amazing natural oil for your skin.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Second, get ready for a fabulous mocha scented lotion. Using the Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe results in a lotion that is thick, moisturizing, and delicious. While the oils may sit on your skin for a moment, they will sink in within a minute or so. Although lotions that will instantly skin are more desired, this lotion is worth the very short wait. The aroma is a blend of the Fresh Brewed Coffee – WORLDS BEST and the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oils that creates a truly intoxicating aroma that takes time to fade as you wear the lotion.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Next, you can check out a lotion that is thick and luscious. Lotion created using the Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe is not as oily and is a bit thicker than other kinds of lotion. Plus, this handmade cream has the nourishing benefits of sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Cocoa butter, and Cocoa Powder. This makes this a perfect lotion for dry skin that is better able to sink into the skin.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Now, try a recipe that is as cool as a cucumber. The Cucumber Cream Recipe creates lotions that are creamy and fairly thick. This fresh scented lotion soothes skin and is extremely moisturizing. The Mango Butter and Sodium Lactate moisturize and soothe, while the Rice Bran Oil, Coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil provide you with the deep skin nourishment.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Additionally, you can create a solid lotion bar that is edible and very sexy. If you are feeling up to a massage, then why not add the Sexy Edible Massage Bar to the mix? Not only will this lotion bar moisturize your skin with natural oils, but it tastes absolutely scrumptious. This lotion recipe utilizes chocolate, the flavoring Black Cherry BOOM, and edible oils to create the perfect lotion bar for a perfect night.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe

Now, get ready for a lotion that has all the glitz and glam! Not only does this lotion have some amazingly nourishing oils, but the Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe includes the feminine and sexy Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil. Not only does this lotion contain nourishing Macadamia Nut Oil and Cocoa Butter, but both Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil extra moisturizing and absorption power to this lotion. Overall, this makes this lotion extremely good for the skin and fairly quick to sink in.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Also, we all know that it takes a special kind of lotion to be trusted for our faces. This is why the Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe contains various oils that are not only safe for delicate face skin but benefit your skin through moisturizing, anti-aging, all around nourishment. Further, this delicate recipe has a herbal infusion of Calendula flowers, which are known to promote healthy skin and help with skin issues such as acne or varicose veins.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Next, get ready for a wonderful floral creation. This lotion uses infused rose water to create a Rose Lotion Recipe that smells soft and fresh. Further, the various oils used combine to create a very moisturizing and nourishing lotion. So, this is a great moisturizer with an enjoyable scent.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Also, you have the option to try out a nourishing and naturally colored lotion. The Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe creates some truly luxurious lotion. Not only does this recipe include a multitude of nourishing and moisturizing oils that are perfect for your skin, but includes an amazing herbal infusion. This herb is called Hibiscus Flowers and provides a couple different benefits to this recipe. First, this herb naturally provides the bright and pretty pink hue that you see in your lotion. Second, this herb has been shown to have some wrinkle smoothing properties as well as some skin soothing, softening and toning abilities.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Now, take a look at a solid lotion that is super easy to apply. The lotion bars created from the Solid Lotion Bar Recipe are simple to use and very good for the skin. While only a few oils are used, great ones that absorb well and are super moisturizing, such as Jojoba Oil are included. So, this recipe is simple to make, yet effective in keeping your skin soft and well cared for.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

Additionally, you can try out a lotion that is fun and smells delightful. The Tropical Lotion Recipe uses a variety of moisturizing oils and butters as well as the Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil. Firstly, this fragrance oil is an exotic and fruit filled paradise that is absolutely perfect for a lotion. Secondly, the variety of oils all have a slightly different purpose that leads to a lotion that is great for keeping skin well cared for through moisturizing, softening, and overall nourishment.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Last, but not least we have a wine scented lotion recipe. The Wine Lotion Recipe is one that is perfect for taking care of skin as well as a perfect scent to wear. The scent of this lotion is Shiraz, which is a finest and best know red wine in Australia. So, we had to create a lotion that lived up to the namesake of this aroma. The Grapeseed Oil is light, easy to absorb, and moisturizes the skin.  The Cocoa Butter is a luxury butter that is perfect for moisturizing. The Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil both nourish the skin and sink in, to truly moisturize. Plus, these oils shouldn’t leave much of a greasy feeling compared to other lotions. Overall, this is quite a luxurious lotion recipe.

Nov
03

Rose Lotion


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rose lotionRose Lotion

Hello everybody! Are you looking for new and exciting projects to try? Do you like floral or flower scents? Have you ever made any with our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance? Well, we are introducing a brand new recipe for our Rose Lotion! This awesome lotion is sure to be a new favorite for everyone around you! And the wonderful smell of roses will follow you wherever you go! Be sure to try out this great recipe and share it with your friends and family!

 

Ingredients:

18 grams of Cocoa Butter

45 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil

4 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

37 grams of Emulsifying Silky Wax

6 grams of Stearic Acid

18 grams of Sweet Almond Oil

4 grams of Vitamin E Oil

23 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Arrowroot Powder

14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

6 grams of Optiphen

360 grams of water

6 grams of dried rose petals

1 coffee filter

Multiple mixing bowls

Mixing Spoons

Thermometer

 

Directions:

First, prepare your oils. Weigh out and melt down the following to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 grams of cocoa butter, 4 grams of meadowfoam oil, 18 grams of stearic acid, 45 grams of fractionated coconut oil, 37 grams emulsifying silky wax, 18 grams of sweet almond oil and 4 grams of vitamin E oil.

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Next weigh out and bring your 360 grams of water to a boil. Then you can add your 6 grams of dried rose petals into the coffee filter inside a bowl. Then check to make sure the water is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit and pour the water over the petals into the bowl to make a rose tea.

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Even though you used 360 grams of water to make your rose tea, you only need 286 grams of the rose tea for this next step. Weigh out and pour 23 grams of Vegetable Glycerin into the 286 grams of rose tea.

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Make sure your oil mixture is 140 degrees Fahrenheit as well as the rose tea and vegetable glycerin, and then go ahead and mix them both together.

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After you have mixed it all together thoroughly, then you can add 2 grams of Arrowroot Powder to the mixture.

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Then add 14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil to your mixture and mix it all together thoroughly again.

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Check the temperature of the mixture and make sure it is just around or at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add 6 grams of Optiphen and mix it all together. Keep mixing everything together until the mixture becomes thicker.

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Once it thickens, refrigerate your lotion to cool it down, and then it is ready for you to use! Enjoy your awesome new Rose Lotion!

 

This rose lotion recipe is sure to be a favorite of yours and everyone you know! The amazing scent of roses is sure to follow you and your loved ones everyone everywhere you go! Make sure to check out all the rest of our awesome free recipes and classes for even more fun for you and your loved ones! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions, thoughts, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
18

Rose Hips


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rose hips Rose Hips

For all the crafters out there, do you like to experiment with different flowers and herbs? Have you ever tried rose hips? If you haven’t, you should definitely get on that! Rose hips can be used for many different products and many different industries as well! There are many foods and even some beverages that include rose hips, and other industries it can be used in are hair care, skin care, soaps, bath and body products and even medicinal. This plant is something you should put on your list of projects to try, because once you finish reading this blog I’m sure you won’t be able to resist!

Rose hips, which is also known as rose hep or rose haw, is the fruit that grows on rose plants. It is in the family Rosaceae, and is a part of the Rosa genus. It is native to Europe, North Africa, North America, and certain parts of Asia. The rose is actually America’s National Floral Emblem, as well as the state flower of Iowa, Georgia, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia. There are over 100 species of rose plants, and each species has a different look. Some can grow up to 20 feet, while some only grow up to 3 feet high. George Washington, America’s first president, was actually a rose breeder!

There are many medicinal benefits to using rose hips. It contains many antioxidants like flavinoids, catechins, carotenoids, leucoanthocyanins, and polyphenols that help to prevent heart disease and even cancer. Rose hips can also help to fight off infections in the body and strengthen the immune system as well as treating many different skin problems such as burns and acne. Other skin ailments include helping wounds to heal faster, regenerating skin cells, slowing the aging process, giving the skin a beautiful healthy glow, and keeping the skin moist and hydrated. Rose hips also contain Vitamin C which is a necessity for pregnant women to help them build collagen for themselves and their baby. Even an itching powder can be made from this wonderful fruit! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice! Always consult a doctor before using any product in place of medical treatment!

Many bath and body products can be made with this amazing ingredient as well! If you’re a soap maker, ground up rose hips powder is an awesome addition to your soaps and even bath teas. Do you have brittle nails? Try rose hips oil! Rubbing it on your nails actually helps to hydrate and nourish them! Are you looking to add more bounce to your hair? Adding rose hips to your hair care will help to add the bounciness and even make your hair silkier! Are you officially intrigued with this fantastic product? Wondering how to get your hands on some as soon as possible? Have no fear, we have Rose Hips Powder! And it gets even better! We also offer many free recipes, including our Herbal Infused Shea Lotion! However, we sell rose hips for external use only!

The easiest way to find both of these products on our site is just by typing “rose hips” into the search bar. That will take your directly to our “Rose Hips Powder” page. On the top of the picture, there is a little green link that says “Recipe.” Just click that and it will take you right to a picture and link for our herbal infused lotion recipe. Be sure to try out some rose hips as soon as possible! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

rose hips pageNote: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

 

 

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Sep
19

Nature’s Garden Wishlist


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Wishlist iconNature’s Garden Wishlist

Hello all you wonderful people! We hope you’ve gotten used to our new site. We love it and are sure you will too! Hopefully you are all registered with us to purchase our awesome wholesale products! We have a great feature on our website called a Wishlist. It is a way to put orders in your account to save them for a later visit. Maybe you are in love with a certain fragrance but don’t want to purchase it today. Or maybe you want to purchase one of our great starter kits for something new but you want to finish the project you’re working on now. Create a Wishlist and save it all right there onto your account! You could also use your Wishlists to save a product you want to purchase for a loved one, but their birthday or the holiday is a ways away. Put it in a Wishlist to purchase later!

Alright everyone, it’s time to create your Nature’s Garden Wishlist! Here are the directions:

  • After you have logged into your account, on the top right corner of our homepage, above our shopping bag, it says WISHLIST. Click on that.
  • That will take you to your Wishlists page, although it will say that you have no Wishlists created. To the right, click the button that says CREATE WISHLIST.

wishlists page on NG site

  • That will take you to our WISHLIST ADD page. All you are required to do there is title your list. The Event Description box is only optional. After you fill that out, hit SAVE. (Unsure what to name your Wishlist? I suggest something fun, but something easy for you to remember! Take mine for example, I just named my first Wishlist “Layla’s Lovely Wishes!”)

wishlist add page on NG site

  • Now that you’ve created a list, go and explore our products! Once you’ve chosen a product, make sure to add the quantity and/or size of the items you want.
  • To the right of the picture of the product, click on the option Add To Wishlist. There is a blue heart in front of it.quantity options for NG products
  • A little window will pop up asking if you want to add the product to your Wishlist. If you have created multiple Wishlists, make sure to select the right one you want to add it to from the drop down box. Make sure to hit ADD. Have fun going through all of our products and add whatever your heart desires to your lists!

wishlist pop up box on NG site

  • On future visits, after you have logged into your account and want to retrieve your Wishlists, on our homepage click on WISHLIST above the shopping bag like you did to create them.
  • That will take you right to your list of Wishlists. Click on the name of the Wishlist you want and it will take you right to your list of products that are saved to it!

New customers and returning, we thank you so very much for your business and loyalty to our company! We are honored to have you as part of our Nature’s Garden family. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions you have! For all of our customers looking for classes to learn how to make your projects. Check out our free classes and recipes! Make sure to look out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
20

Juicy Scent


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juicy scentCucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

This juicy scent brings you right into summertime.  Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil is famously balanced between two of the best summer scents: cucumber and cantaloupe.  And, in this delicious, juicy scent you can even smell each aromatic note.  When in products, cucumber cantaloupe really turns heads.  Rich and full of the most mouth watering notes, this fragrance is rated 5 stars from everyone.  A juicy scent that works beautifully in every aspect of the customer demands from candles, to body products, to car fresheners.  This very fresh scent is a classic!

What does Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil smell like?

Oh what a wonderfully fresh fragrance oil by Natures Garden! An aromatic blend of ripe cantaloupe, with base notes of juicy cucumber and fresh green notes. A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; our customers use this juicy scent in their soy waxes like 464 and 415.  It also works well in Joy wax, WOW wax, pillar of bliss, and Palm wax.  And, Cucumber Cantaloupe scent has good hot and cold scent throw.  As for home scenting ideas; this fragrance oil has been used to make smelly jellies, aroma beads, reed diffussers, oil burners, and odor freshening sprays.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This fabulous and juicy scent is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, body butters, body frostings, bath salts, body creams, and handmade lotions.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this juicy scent is amazing!  Here are the official results:  A great classic.  Juicy and fruity.  So rich and full.  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration.  This was cp phenomenal!!!  Very pale creamy discoloration if any at all in final soap.  Scent stayed super strong throughout cure.

Apr
09

Unique Fragrance


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unique fragrance OMG Olive Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Standing out amongst several hundred different scents, this unique fragrance is turning heads.  According to many of our clients who use this scent, OMG is an understatement!  With that said, OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is a unique fragrance that is loved by both men and women alike.  With the popularity of citrus type fragrances right now, OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is in demand.  Especially since this pleasant scent is well tied together with vanilla, musk, and bergamot, making this scent the complete package.  OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is getting rave reviews from our customers.

What does OMG Olive Fragrance Oil smell like?

In this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, bright citrus fruits of lemon and bergamot intertwine with leafy olive branches, softened with musk and sweetened ever so lightly with vanilla.

How do our customers use OMG Olive Fragrance Oil?

For candles, tarts and air fresheners, this unique fragrance performed perfectly in various wax including: Wow, Joy, Gel, Palm, Pillar of Bliss, and soy waxes.  This fragrance oil also has a very nice cold and hot throw too.  OMG Olive scent also works fabulously in electric oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and room spray odor eliminators.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance is remarkable.  The usage rate is 5% and this unique fragrance does have a .3% vanillin content, therefore we suggest adding Vanillin White Color Stabilizer to help reduce discoloration in your finished products.  OMG Olive is a great fragrance to scent homemade:  bath bombs, shower gels, melt and pour soaps, body butters, lotions, bubble baths, lotions bars, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this unique fragrance allows plenty of time to play with swirls.   Here are the official results: Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration.  No discoloration.  Scent is good.

Apr
07

Baby Fragrance


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baby fragranceBedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect baby fragrance.  With its soft, soothing, and smooth aroma, this scent is great for night time bath and lotion products.  But, bedtime bath type fragrance does not only work in bath themed items, it also works great for relaxing candles, and peaceful air fresheners.  All in all, this baby fragrance helps everyone in the house unwind.  According to our customers, this scent is said to be quite lovely and wonderfully relaxing to everyone.  With this baby fragrance and its pleasant, dreamy aroma; this scent will bring a whole new level of calm to chaotic nighttime routines.

What does Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the soothing bedtime blend of mandarin, lavender and chamomile, neroli and lily of the valley.  Bottom notes of hay and musk.

How do our customers use Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this baby fragrance is used in soy blends, paraffin, soy, WOW, Joy, Gel, and palm waxes.  This fragrance is very comforting and has fabulously relaxing hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil also works well for calming room fresheners, whether it is linen sprays, oil burners, or sachet beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is GREAT and has tons of uses!  The usage rate for this baby fragrance oil is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, bubble baths, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this baby fragrance soaps like a dream.  In fact, many of our soaping clients say this fragrance even provides plenty of time for swirls.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, fragrance is great.

If you would like to use this fragrance in a fun bedtime bath product for kids, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Crayon Soap Recipe.

Mar
08

Lotion Recipe


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Homemade Tropical Lotion RecipeThis amazing Tropical Lotion Recipe is filled with skin loving and moisturizing elements.  But, not only does this lotion sink right into your skin, it smells like a tropical paradise.  Just the perfect thing to snap you out of the winter blues, and get you ready for summer!

To make this lotion, there are some supplies you will need.  To heat and melt the oils/butters, you will be using a double boiler method on your stovetop.  You will also need a larger mixing bowl to combine the water and butters/oils, as well as a stick blender to encourage the emulsification process.  Other than that, the rest of the supplies are pretty standard:  a scale, a mixing spoon, a spatula, and a funnel (optional).

As for the rest of the ingredients in this lotion recipe, they can all be found at Natures Garden.  You will also be able to find the bottles and lids to package your lotion in by clicking on this link.

Here is the lotion recipe to make (2) 8 oz. bottles:
Water Phase:
425 grams Distilled Water
8 grams Sodium Lactate
Oil Phase:
24 grams BTMS 25
10 grams Mango Butter
28 grams Rice Bran Oil
30 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
6 grams Vitamin E Oil 
To Scent and Preserve:
10 grams Optiphen Preservative 
12 grams Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil 
To get the same color pictured, you will need:
5 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Yellow
7 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue

It is suggested before starting this recipe to prep your area with all of the supplies that you will need.  Also, clean and sanitize your work area as well as your packaging materials.

And now, the steps:

The Water Phase:
Step 1:  Using your scale, weigh out at least 525 grams of distilled water.  Even though you will only be using 425 grams for this lotion recipe, you want to account for evaporation while heating.  Place your water in a pot.  Place the pot on the stove top.  Heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once the water hits that temperature, hold it there for 20 minutes.  This step will eliminate any bacteria that may be in the water.

heat your distilled water

Step 2:  When the time has elapsed, remove the water for the stove top/heat. Weigh out 425 grams of the water.  Then, add the sodium lactate.  Stir and set aside.

adding sodium lactate to lotion recipe
The Oil Phase:
Step 1:  Grab a larger pot.  Place a few inches of tap water into this pot.  Put this pot on to the stove top on medium heat.  Now, weigh out and combine the following:  Mango Butter, BTMS, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and the Vitamin E.  Place all of the ingredients into a smaller pot.  Then, place this smaller pot in to the larger one.  This is the double boiler method.  As the ingredients melt, stir occasionally.  Heat the ingredients in the smaller pot to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

double boiler method for the lotion ingredients

The Mixing Phase: Get ready to move!
Step 1: Double check that your water and your oils are both around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, in a large mixing bowl combine the oil mixture and the water.

adding the oil phase to the water phase
Step 2:  Using your stick blender, begin to emulsify.  This will become apparent when your mixture turns white in color.

emulsifying lotion recipe

The Cooling Phase:
Step 1:  Now, allow your mixture to cool.  The temperature that you are looking for is 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once your lotion is this temperature, add the Optiphen preservative, colorant, and fragrance oil.  Once again, using your stick blender, mix.

preserving your lotion
Step 2:  Finally, let your lotion cool to room temperature and then place it into your bottles.

packaging your lotion

You have now turned your Tropical Lotion Recipe into Homemade Tropical Lotion.  You will just love how truly amazing this lotion is!  Enjoy the tropical fruits of your labor!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Jan
27

Menthol Crystals


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menthol crystalsThe menthol crystals that Natures Garden carries are actually crystallized peppermint essential oil.  These crystals are 100% natural and have a variety of uses when introduced into your products.

Although menthol crystals can be made synthetically, when derived naturally they come from mint oils such as cornmint or peppermint.  Once the extraction occurs, the oil is immediately frozen (cold extraction) which forms the menthol crystals.  These crystals, which look similar to smaller oblong rock crystals, are solid at room temperature but have a melting point of around 107 degrees Fahrenheit.  These menthol crystals which are a white or clear crystalline substance are soluble in alcohol and propylene glycol and they are miscible in oils.

Menthol crystals have many uses.  They can be found in many industries such as oral hygiene, candies, pharmaceuticals, personal care, perfumery, and tobacco.  They naturally have a strong minty odor to them.  And, their usage percentage in a product can vary anywhere from .2% to 10% depending on the end product that is being formulated.

Menthol contains local anesthetic, antipruritic, analgesic, antispasmodic and anti irritant qualities.  The use of menthol in bath and body products can actually engage the cold sensitive receptors in our skin and provide a cooling sensation.  This same sensation can also occur from inhaling menthol as well as ingesting it.

menthol crystals in oral hygiene
Oral Hygiene:

In the realm of oral hygiene this ingredient is used not only for its refreshing flavor, but also to combat bad breath and can be used in mouthwash and toothpaste.

 

menthol crystals in gumFlavoring and Candies:
Menthol crystals are used to flavor many of our favorite go to minty pleasures.  It is used with the addition of anise to produce the tried and true flavor of licorice.  The crystals are used in peppermint and spearmint chewing gum for their refreshing and cooling feeling when chewed.  And, it is also even used in the production of many hard candies.

menthol crystal usesPharmaceuticals:
For slight throat irritations, menthol crystals can be used in items like cough medicines, cough drops, and throat lozenges.  The addition of this ingredient will cause a soothing and cooling sensation in the inflamed area.

Menthol crystals can be used to alleviate nausea, especially when the nausea is due to motion sickness.  This is because peppermint (which is used in making menthol crystals) is a natural carminative herb, meaning it can settle the digestive system.

Because menthol crystals have antipruritic and anti irritant qualities, they are great for anti itch creams and balms.

When it comes to chest congestion and upper respiratory issues; menthol can work as a decongestant.  The uses in this category for menthol crystals include: rubs, balms, or salves.  Inhaling the minty aroma of these crystals will also help to alleviate the blockages.

For an excellent fever reducer, menthol crystals can be made into wraps to be applied to the head or feet.  These wraps can also be made into balms or cooling gels.

menthol crystals in bath productsBath and Body: (Once made into a liquid form)

Menthol crystals are a great addition to lip balms.

Menthol crystals are a remarkable additive to lotions and creams for their analgesic property.  This provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains, as well as sprains in muscles.  Because menthol is antispasmodic, they can also help to reduce muscle cramping and muscle spasms.

Due of their amazing cooling, analgesic, and anesthetic properties, menthol crystals are extremely helpful in the treating of sunburns and razor burns.  The cooling sensation in gels and shaving balms simulates the feeling of ice providing some instant relief from the pain.  But, menthol can also penetrate deeply to numb the pain area temporarily.

Menthol crystals can even be used in deodorants, hair shampoos, and hair conditioners for their refreshing and cooling sensations.

Adding menthol crystals to soap recipes can enhance your soap for any of menthol’s benefits.  Just make sure the crystals are completely dissolved in the soaping oils and stirred well to reduce skin irritations. 

menthol crystals in perfumes

Perfumery:
Menthol is even used in the perfumery industry.  When dealing with notes of floral, especially that of rose, perfumists will use menthol to produce menthyl esters.  These esters actually accentuate these delicate notes.


Tobacco:

Menthol crystals are used to flavor various tobacco items such as cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, and chewing tobacco. 

The shelf life for these crystals is 2 years when stored accordingly.  However, areas with high humidity may experience the hardening and mass joining of these crystals into a solid lump.  This lump may be broken up by lightly hitting it with a mallet.  Also, areas with high levels of heat may melt the crystals.  Menthol crystals are best stored in a tight fitted glass, aluminum, or double lined container.  The crystals should be kept in a cool and dry area away from heat and direct sunlight.

Care should be taken when using menthol crystals in skincare products, as using too much may irritate the skin.

Natures Garden sells our menthol crystals for external applications only.  In the preceding post, we discussed how these wonderful crystals have many different uses in vast industries.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor before using any of this information for treatment purposes. We provide this data for educational purposes only.