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Sep
06

Breaking Into the Candle Making Business

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Breaking Into the Candle Making Business

Hello again everyone! For all you new crafters out there, are you looking for an easy way to get yourself into the candle business? Or maybe you’re a recent college graduate looking to get into candle making on the side as a way to help pay off those hefty loans? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we are always trying our best to make everything as easy as possible for our customers! We want all of you to be able to let your creativity shine, not just sitting at your computer wondering how in the world to get started.

First, let me explain a little bit about how our website works to make it all the more easier for you. On the top left corner of our homepage, it says Candle Supplies. Go to Candle Supplies and that will show you the categories for all of our candle making supplies. One of the easiest ways for beginners to break into the business is by purchasing our candle making kits. Candle Making Kits is one of the categories included in Candle Supplies. Almost if not all of the products you will need and a complete set of instructions are included in each kit. How awesome is that?! Our goal is to do whatever it takes to help you succeed in your business, and it doesn’t get any easier than complete kits! You also have the option to go through all of the categories in Candle Supplies and purchase all of the items separately from each other.

Now it’s time to get down to business and start making those candles, people! If you scroll down a little bit on our Homepage, you will see a section that is titled Free Support. There we offer FREE candle making classes as well as a free candle making manual that Debbie wrote herself! If you did not purchase a kit and bought your products separately, we offer free candle making recipes as well! There is plenty of variety there, from Christmas candle recipes to animal print candle recipes. We want you to be successful at any and everything! On top of all that awesomeness, we also offer free marketing help! While you are starting your business, you should definitely take the time to check that out!

When you feel you are ready to begin selling your candles, please don’t hesitate to come to us with any questions you may have! I hope that everything on our site has made it easy as pie to help you start your own business! Or if you’re that recent grad I talked about earlier, it is such an easy and fun way to help you make extra cash to start paying off those loans! We feel you are a huge part of our family, which is why at Nature’s Garden we specifically sell ingredients only because we want our customers to be successful in selling their finished product. See how easy it is to break into the candle making business? Easy as 1, 2, 3! If you want to get started right this moment, make sure to check out those candle making kits first! And don’t forget to keep checking the blog for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
04

The Next Crafting Generation

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        Hey everyone! Are you bored just sitting around the house? Maybe just out of college searching for job opportunities? Looking for something to make some extra cash while you’re first starting your career? Sound like you? I thought it might. Ever thought about crafting? And yes, I mean like candles and soaps! The kinds of awesome things our products here at Nature’s Garden can create! Come on now, I know you’ve got a creative mind inside that head of yours. Let your creativity shine!

I know crafting may sound a little odd, but believe me. It is so much fun! And there are so many opportunities that go along with it. Oh, you didn’t think that crafting could lead to great opportunities? Well it can! I know the feeling of being bored out of your mind just sitting at home with nothing to do. Crafting is a great way to spend your time! Or maybe you’re a recent college grad who just can’t seem to find a job in your field. I know you’re probably overwhelmed with student loans right now and need a way to start paying them off. You could become an entrepreneur!

Now I know you remember making projects in Art class. Crafting is a way to keep the fun of art class in your life. There are so many possible things you can create just from our products. Put your creativity to use! We have so many great options. You can make candles, soaps, even your own cosmetics! I mean what woman wouldn’t love to be able their own makeup?! Turn off that TV, and let the fun begin! Your crafts could be awesome gifts for you to give the people you love or great additions to your own home. It is such a great hobby. Knowing you actually made that awesome candle or that delicious smelling soap will give you such a feeling of accomplishment. That isn’t a feeling you can get just from sitting around your house. Come on, I know you want the feeling. Just try it out!

Remember those college loans I mentioned? I know how overwhelmed you are trying to figure out where to start to pay them off. Take your crafting one step further and use it to help pay off those loans! Like I said, become an entrepreneur! Ah, see those opportunities people? Starting your own crafting company will be one of the easiest and most satisfying decisions you will ever make! Our products are sold to our customers with the intention for them to create the awesomeness. Sell your creations! You know what selling them means? You’re making money! And money means you can start to pay off those loans! Even if you don’t want to start a full-fledged company, sell your stuff anyway! Maybe you’re actually getting your career started, but selling your creativity will bring in all kinds of extra cash. And I know you will always have a need for or find a use for that. You’re literally helping yourself make more money using your creativity. It doesn’t get better than that!

Come on people! We are the next crafting generation! I know the feeling of not having any idea of what to do with your life. I’ve been there. Crafting is a great way to helping you figure it out along the way! And tell your friends! I’m sure some of them are in the same place you are! Here’s a start, check out our free classes and recipes in our free recipe box. And keep checking our blog for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
04

Enlightened by Layla

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DSC_0083Hello everyone!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Layla. Writing about myself is such a hard “assignment.” But here goes! I am 21 years old, love to travel, and have absolutely no clue what I want to do when I “grow up.” But really, who does? But I absolutely love working for Nature’s Garden. I am stoked to begin “Enlightened by Layla” and get to share my experiences here at Nature’s Garden with you! I love to be creative and make new crafts, and am excited for all of you to make these creations with me.

I graduated high school in 2010 and went on to attend college for interior design for one year. I love to have fun, especially when I get the chance to create new and exciting things like our products!

I try my best to always look at life with a positive attitude. Positivity is definitely my key to overcoming obstacles. I absolutely love inspirational quotes. One of my all-time favorites: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” –Marilyn Monroe

Two of my favorite things to do are reading and shopping. Whenever I have down time, I love to cram my nose into a good book. Especially a good romance with a bit of mystery involved. I have a clothing and jewelry obsession, I just can’t seem to help myself. But really, what girl can? Vintage and thrift store finds are my absolute favorite. Bargain shopping is awesome, one of the projects on my to-do list is learning to become an extreme couponer. I mean come on! Who doesn’t love to save money? And couponing can save you lots and lots of it!

When I finally take the time to learn the couponing skill, I plan to do shopping trips not only for myself, but also for others. I love to help others and have participated in foundations such as Family Promise and Salvation Army. These two organizations and also the Ronald McDonald House foundation are extremely close to my heart. I believe that whenever you have the chance to give forward, take it! What goes around, comes around!

I have worked as a waitress in the past, and that experience has taught me that each day is different and you never know what is going to happen! I love people and am very easy to talk to and get along with! So don’t be afraid to ask me questions about Nature’s Garden and our creations!

Some of my favorite movies are My Life in Ruins, Grease, The Blind Side, Remember the Titans, Pitch Perfect, and almost anything Disney. I’m a sucker for musicals and romance! I love all kinds of music as well, at the moment I have been listening non-stop to Timeflies Tuesday.

I have been to many places around the world, from France to the United Arab Emirates. I spent time in France on foreign exchanges, and have also been to Germany, Holland, and Spain. Like I said, I love to travel!

I hope this helped you to get know me, I would love to get to know each and every one of you! You are all very important to us! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any thoughts or questions you have about our products here at Nature’s Garden! Have a marvelous day and enjoy Enlightened by Layla!

Sep
03

Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly

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halloween-scrubPumpkin Puke Soap Jelly

 

Getting ready for Halloween? Need a fun way to bring the fall season into your home? Try our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly! This soap jelly was created with the thoughts of jack-o-lanterns and the smells of pumpkin pie. This Nature’s Garden creation will definitely bring back all kinds of fall memories for you with its tantalizing pumpkin scent. Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly is a great reminder of the traits of the fall season; the tempting smell of a pumpkin pie in the oven, or carving your first pumpkin. Pumpkin Puke will also bring back fond memories of your first trip to a pumpkin patch to pick out your first pumpkin for Halloween and the scents of delicious pumpkin rolls. This will definitely be another Halloween favorite that you will want to make again and again!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

100 grams of SLS Glycerin FREE Melt and Pour Soap

153 grams of warm distilled water

4 grams of Optiphen

12 grams of Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil

12 drops of Yellow Da Bomb FD&C Soap

3 drops of Red Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

8 oz Clear Bullet Bottle

One 24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8oz Clear PET Jars

Black Dome Lid 70/400

One thermometer

Rubbing Alcohol

Black Foam with Sticky Backing

Directions:

  1. Weigh out and melt down 100 grams of the SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds. If your soap is not completely melted, you can put it back in for another 15 seconds. Then measure out and add in 153 grams of warm distilled water.
  2. Next, you will add 12 drops of Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye and 3 drops of Red Da Bomb Soap Dye.
  3. Using your thermometer, make sure that your mixture is between 120 and 140 degrees. If it is at the correct temperature, add in the 4 grams of Optiphen and then mix it thoroughly.
  4. After the Optiphen is added to your mixture, carefully add in 12 grams of our Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil.
  5. Using a clean spoon or utensil, mix thoroughly until you have achieved a bright orange color.
  6. Next, spray your puke with rubbing alcohol. This will get rid of any air bubbles that have occurred.
  7. Let your puke cool for a few hours in the refrigerator to set up, or you can just leave it out overnight, until it has become a gooey, almost jelly-like texture.
  8. If you would like to have even more fun, use your foam to make a jack-o-lantern face or add another spooky decoration to your jar to bring even more Halloween spirit to your project!
  9. Your soap jelly is now ready for you to use! Have a relaxing time with your new pal!

 

We hope you enjoyed making our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly! The smells of a hot delicious pumpkin roll will surely get you excited for the upcoming fall season and the frights of Halloween! It is sure to be a fun project for the kids or a spooky reminder of Halloweens past! Are you ready for some more fragrance fun? Visit our free recipe box for many more fun and creative ideas!

Aug
29

Monster Snot Soap Jelly

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Fall is fast approaching, and you know what that means! Halloween is right around the corner! With the thought of ghouls and goblins on our brains, we have created the Monster Snot Soap Jelly. Monster Snot Soap Jelly holds true to its’ name with its’ tart green apple scent. It is a Nature’s Garden creation that will bring back all of your childhood memories of fall time and Halloween with candy and costumes as well as your first taste of a tart ripe apple. It is also a fun reminder of your first experience of bobbing for apples or your first taste of some hot apple cider. Monster Snot Soap Jelly is sure to be a Halloween favorite that you will want to make over and over again for years to come.

 

 

Ingredients:

69 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

187 grams of warm distilled water

4 grams of Optiphen

12 grams of Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil

Blue Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

Yellow Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

8oz Clear Bullet Bottle

One 24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8oz Clear PET Jars

Black Dome Lid 70/400

One thermometer

Rubbing Alcohol

Googly Eyes

 

Directions:

  1. Weigh out and melt down 69 grams of the SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds. If it is not completely melted, you can put it back in for another 15 seconds. Then measure out and add in 187 grams of warm distilled water. slide1 (1)
  2. Then, add 4 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye and then 2 drops of blue Da Bomb Soap Dye. slide2 (1)
  3. Using a thermometer, make sure that the mixture is between 120 to 140 degrees. If it is at the correct temperature, add in the 4 grams of Optiphen and then mix thoroughly. slide4
  4. After the Optiphen is mixed in, carefully add 12 grams of our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. slide6
  5. With a clean spoon or utensil, mix it all together. slide7
  6. After you have achieved your snot color, spray it with the rubbing alcohol. This will get rid of all of the air bubbles.
  7. Let the mixture set up for a few hours in the refrigerator to cool or it can just sit out overnight, until it is a gooey, almost jelly-like texture.
  8. This step is completely optional and just for pure fun. Now that your Snot is finished, add googly eyes or some kind of Halloween decoration to the outside of your jar like we did to make it look like a monster! slide8

 

9. Your Soap Jelly is now ready to use! Have fun with your scary new friend!

We hope you have enjoyed making our awesome Monster Snot Soap Jelly! The smell of the tart apples will surely remind you of your own candy filled memories. It is sure to be a fun project for your kids or even a great Halloween feature to add to your own house of haunts for the season! Are you ready for some more fragrance fun?  Visit our free recipe box for many more awesome ideas!

 

Aug
26

Absinthe Scent

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Absinthe Scent

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Absinthe scent is a strong spicy scent that our customers have called both dark and hypnotic. Many of our clients have had huge success with absinthe being one of their bestselling fragrances. So if you are looking for that must have fall fragrance, look no further. Absinthe scent will have your customers coming back for more.

What does Absinthe Scent Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of just the right combination of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

How Do Our Customers Use Absinthe Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this Absinthe fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and tart waxes. This dark scent is extremely strong and has excellent hot and cold scent throw. Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, room sprays, or oil burners.

For the bath and body end of products, our absinthe scent has a usage rate of 5%. This dark fragrance is used to make a variety of personal care items like: lotions, melt and pour soaps, perfumes, and body wash. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this spicy scent. Here are our CP findings: Moderate ricing, trace acceleration, cinnamon may have caused ricing and acceleration. Cinnamon pops after adding soap. No discoloration

Aug
25

Alien Type Scent

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Alien Type Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Garden Alien Type scent is a surprisingly feminine scent. Our Alien Type fragrance is simply out of this world! Many of our customers say this unique fragrance is both unexpected and intriguing. Some have said they purchase this feminine scent out of curiosity and are pleasantly surprised.  In fact, it often leaves them wondering why they didn’t buy a larger bottle. From soaps to candles to perfume oils, Alien Type fragrance will blow you away in any application.

What does Alien Type Smell Like?

A magical fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will make you feel like the Princess of the Universe! Notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose. A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Alien Type Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this sensual fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, WOW, Joy, tarts, and gel waxes. This fragrance is has a strong hot and cold scent throw. Alien Type fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, oil burners, and even smelly jellies.

For the bath and body end of products, this pick me up fragrance has a usage rate of 5%. Now, this Alien Type scent does contain a vanillin content of .5%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products. This alluring and sensual scent is used to make a variety of personal care items like: bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, perfume oils, bath gels, and lotions. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this unique scent. Here are our official results: Slight ricing, moderate acceleration, don’t discount at cooler temperatures. Discolors to a light beige but has good scent retention.

Aug
21

Candy Corn Tarts

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Our Candy Corn Tarts Recipe is inspired by that very popular Halloween treat that is loved by so many.  In fact, these tiny little pieces of sugary goodness are so cherished that they have their very own holiday.  It’s October 30th just for anyone that wants to celebrate with me.  With Natures Garden’s easy to follow candy corn tarts recipe you can fill your house with that same warm vanilla candy corn scent that you loved as a kid.  As an added bonus, we have packaged them in our easy to use clamshell containers.  That means no mold needed and instant packing!

 

Ingredients:

10 ½ oz. Pillar of Bliss Wax

1oz bottle of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

1oz bottle of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle dye

3 tsp.  Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Pouring Pot

3 Clamshell Containers

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon

Measuring Cup

Stirring Spoon

3 Paper Bowls

Tooth Picks

Scale

 

Directions:

  1. Using a double boiler, weigh out and melt 10 ½ oz. of Pillar of Bliss Wax until it is completely melted.  You will need three empty clamshell containers ready.

 

  1. First you will want to prepare the orange layer.  Pour 1/3 of the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax into a paper bowl, then use a toothpick and dip it into the Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix it into the Pillar of Bliss Wax.  You will want to keep the remaining wax on the double boiler so that it does not solidify.

 

  1. Stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the orange wax and fold your bowl into a spout to dispense the orange layer into the first 1/3 of each cavity of the three clamshell containers.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to step 4.

 

  1. Next, it is time to prepare the white layer.  Pour 1/3 of the Pillar of Bliss Wax from the stove into a paper bowl and stir in 1 tsp. Candy Corn Fragrance Oil.  Then, pour the white mixture into the next 1/3 of the empty space in the clamshell cavities

 

  1. Now, to prepare the yellow layer, pour the remaining wax into the last paper bowl.  Then, using a toothpick, add a small amount of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Then, add 1 tsp of Candy Corn Fragrance Oil to the yellow wax.  Pour this wax on top of the white layer.  Once the wax has setup, close the clamshell container.

 

  1. Your Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts are now ready.  You can simply place one square in your potpourri burner or wax burner and let the candy corn aroma fill the room!

 

We hope that you have had as much fun as we did making our Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe!  Natures Garden offers a variety of free recipes for candles, room scenting soaps, and bath and body products.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire catalog of free recipes and classes, be sure to visit our Recipe Box.  Also, for more fun and unique Holidays take a moment to visit our Calendar of Events.

Matthew Ward

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Aug
15

Sugar Scrub Cubes

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Ready to take a trip back to childhood?  Our sour watermelon sugar scrub cube recipe combines the aroma of a popular candy that kids love, while providing the exfoliation and skin softening qualities that will pamper the ladies.  The same mouth-watering taste of chewy, watermelon starburst candies has been effectively captured in this popular Natures Garden’s fragrance oil.

The creative staff at Natures Garden doesn’t stop there.  These sugar scrubs are a combination of moisturizing glycerin soap, exuberant skin-loving oils, and exfoliating granulated sugar; cleverly packaged in sugar cube shaped clamshell containers. Are you ready for pure bath time enjoyment?

Exfoliation fun has just begun!

Ingredients:

340 grams Granulated Sugar

50 grams Sweet Almond Oil

38 grams Argan oil

10 grams Avocado Oil

175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Whole Poppy Seed

Clamshell Containers- 10 Count

 

Directions:

  1. Lay out 5 of your Clamshell Containers on your work area

 

  1. In a bowl weigh out 340 grams Granulated Sugar and add 5 grams Whole Poppy Seed, set aside

 

  1. Weigh out 175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap and chop it up into small blocks; then put it into a microwave safe bowl and melt it completely into a liquid form inside of the microwave, going in 30 second intervals

 

  1. When the soap is melted add 10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant, 11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, 18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil, 50 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 38 grams Argan Oil, and 10 grams Avocado Oil; and stir

 

  1. Quickly! Pour the contents of the bowl from Step 2 into the soap mixture and mix them with your gloved hand.

 

  1. Pour the contents of the mixed bowl into the 6 cavities of the 5 clamshell molds, even adding a little but more and flattening down the molds when you fill the cavities all the way

 

  1. Put the lids on top of each mold and allow to sit overnight

 

We hope that you enjoy our free sugar scrub cubes recipe!  Natures Garden offers an array of free recipes for candles, soaps, cosmetics, and room scenting.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire list of free recipes and classes, please visit our site.

Matthew Ward
www.naturesgardencandles.com