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Feb
19

Peppermint Uses

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What comes to mind with the word peppermint? Maybe cute little mints, or even Christmas and candy canes? Or maybe you’re like me and instantly think of some delicious peppermint patties! Have you ever tried using peppermint in any of your homemade products? Besides being delicious and used for food purposes, peppermint can also be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, soap making, bath and body products, and even for hair care! Did you know that in Japan, some companies actually pipe peppermint oil into their air conditioning systems to help motive their employees and increase productivity? Peppermint has so many amazing benefits!

Common bath and body products that can include peppermint are face tonics, bath bombs, bath teas, soaps, lotions, ointments, creams, facial masks, scrubs, shampoos and conditioners, bath salts, natural herbal waters, and homemade eye pillows. Your skin can greatly benefit from peppermint. It works to treat acne and exfoliate the skin, tone and brighten the skin, and works to promote healthy skin. Peppermint can even absorb any excess oils. When used for hair care, peppermint works to moisturize and nourish the hair, treat dandruff and rid your hair of grease, and promote new hair growth. It works to soothe and heal dry scalp, stimulates the hair follicles and promotes blood circulation.

There are many medicinal benefits to using peppermint as well. Peppermint oil does contain a phytonutrient called monoterpene which helps to protect your body from skin, lung, and colon cancer, as well as working to treat pancreatic, liver, and mammary tumors. Peppermint helps to soothe coughs and loosen phlegm, as well as helping to relieve the problems caused by irritable bowel syndrome including diarrhea, bloating, and flatulence. There are many other conditions that can be treated using peppermint and peppermint oil as well including bronchitis, asthma, bad breath, headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, colic, mouth and throat inflammation, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, and stress. Ancient Greeks used to perfume themselves with peppermint to combat bad breath, and it was also used to help whiten their teeth. They even considered peppermint an aphrodisiac! While there are many wonderful medicinal benefits to peppermint, infants and young children should not have peppermint around their faces or chest areas as it can cause induce apnea, bronchial spasms, acute respiratory distress, and even respiratory arrest.

Did you know that peppermint oil can be used for construction and plumbing? It is used for its aroma to test the tightness of pipes and disclose any leaks. Are you still curious by this amazing herb? Well then make sure to check out our free Peppermint Class for even more peppermint uses  and information! Our Peppermint Leaves and Peppermint Leaf Powder would be the perfect additions to all of your new projects, as well as our Peppermint Essential Oil! Make sure to try out our free recipes for Sinus Relief Bath Bombs and our Refreshing Face Mask! Both are made with peppermint and our Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm and Rejuvenating Foot Balm are both made with our Peppermint Essential Oil! Enjoy these fantastic products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
18

Jelly Bean Fragrance

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Spring time is coming! And you know what that means, it’s almost time for Easter! Time for egg hunts, candy, and the magic of the Easter bunny! Do you have a favorite Easter candy? How about jelly beans? Didn’t you just love when you found those delicious treats hidden in one of your Easter eggs as a kid? How about taking it one step further and making your whole house smell like some yummy jelly beans? Our Jelly Bean fragrance is perfect! It will leave all of your friends and family’s mouths watering with the thoughts of those yummy treats!

 

What Does Jelly Bean Smell Like?

Jelly Bean by Nature’s Garden is a burst of fruity luscious tones that will tease the senses with this aromatic confection. Ripe peach balances with wild cherry and tangy strawberry to give this fragrance a candy sensation at heart. The cherry is boosted with hints of cinnamon, as a smooth combination of musk and vanilla create wonderful sugary undertones.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance is the perfect way to make your whole house smell like you just had a giant Easter egg hunt! Even your customers are sure to love it! For all you candle makers out there, our Jelly Bean fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and works nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this delicious scent by using this fragrance in some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! For any potpourri and incense makers, our Jelly Bean fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, this scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products that can include Jelly Bean are lotions, soaps, perfumes, bath oils, and bath gels. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your homemade soaps and other bath and body products. So just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in any of your finished and final products! For all the cold process soap makers out there, our Jelly Bean fragrance is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing, and it has a perfect pour! It does discolor to a taupe color after curing, but the scent is nice and strong and sweet!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this amazing scent as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “jelly bean” into the search bar on our website and it will take you directly to our Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil! But hold on, because this fragrance just keeps getting better and better! On top of the fragrance picture, you’ll see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the names and pictures of our Easter Egg Bath Fizzies, Spring Smelly Jelly, and Scented Markers, all made with this great fragrance! These recipes are perfect to make with the kiddos for this fun holiday! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy this wonderful fragrance and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
18

Nettle Leaf Uses

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Hey all you crafty people out there! I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Nettle leaf!! This herb is the perfect one to use in all of your new projects! T has so many wonderful uses, being most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, it can also be used for bath and body products, soap making, skin care, and even hair care! Did you know that nettle leaf can even be used to make clothing? During World War II, the Germans actually made their uniforms using nettle leaf. Archaeologists have even found perfectly preserved clothing made with nettle leaves dating back to over 2,000 years ago in China! How cool is that?

Common bath and body products that can include nettle leaf are shampoos and conditioners, lip balms, massage oils, soaps, creams, lotions, ointments, natural foot treatments, face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, facial toners, and bath tea. There are many amazing benefits for your skin when you use nettle leaves! Nettle leaf works to treat any burns you may have, and reduce any scarring from the burns, and it also cleanses oily skin. The leaves can be used to treat many skin conditions like eczema, chicken pox, insect bites, and acne, as well as working to fight the signs of aging. Even your hair can benefit from nettle leaves! They work to make the hair healthy by treating and preventing dandruff and helping to stop hair loss. They not only stop the hair loss, but also work to thicken hair as well as promoting new hair growth.

There are many fantastic medicinal benefits to using nettle leaf as well. It can be used to treat many various conditions including bronchitis, hypertension, colds, osteoarthritis, irritable bladder, diarrhea, dysentery, diabetes, painful or frequent urination, gout, rheumatism, asthma, hay fever, the flu, arthritis, inflammation, congestion, urinary tract infections, and even cancer. Specifically for men, nettle leaves can be used to treat many prostate conditions especially Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The leaves work to treat and reduce BPH, as well as stopping cell growth around the area. For women, Native Americans used nettle leaves to aid in pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Women can also use the leaves to fight anemia and fatigue, and it also works to keep hormone levels balanced. Many internal bleeding problems can be treated using nettle leaves including vaginal bleeding, stomach and lung bleeding, and even nose bleeds.

Did you know that in the UK, there is an annual World Nettle Eating Championship? The competitors in the contest actually compete just to eat as much of the raw plant as possible! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell nettle leaves and nettle leaf powder for external use only! Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is only for educational purposes! But do make sure to try out our wonderful free recipe for our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters, they are actually made with our nettle leaves! Are you still curious about this great herb? Then go check out even more nettle leaf uses in our free Nettle Leaf Class! And while we’re on that subject, go check out all the rest of our great free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy all of these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
17

Burdock Root Uses

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Are you in need of something different to use in your new creations? Well, how about burdock root? This herb is most well known for its wide variety of medicinal uses, however it can also be used for skin care, bath and body products, soap making, culinary purposes, and even for hair care! This beautiful plant actually produces those strange burrs that can get stuck on your clothing or even your animals! Did you know that those burrs were actually the inspiration for Velcro? In the 1940s, a Swiss inventor named George de Mestral became intrigued with how the burrs stuck to his dog and his clothing. He put the burrs under a microscope, looking at the hook system. He realized how that hook system could be implemented for other uses and there you go! His studies resulted in Velcro!

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using burdock root. Native Americans used burdock root to aid in digestion, and in traditional Chinese medicine burdock root is used to treat tonsillitis, sore throats, measles, colds, and the flu. The practice of holistic medicine uses burdock root to treat cancer. It has some antitumor effects and has many purifying properties. Burdock root is a great herb to protect the heart from many problems. It keeps the blood free of toxins and other free radicals, lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Pregnant women should avoid burdock root however as it can cause possible damage to the fetus. Did you know that burdock root can increase a persons’ sex drive? Or that it can promote sweating? Other conditions that can be treated using burdock root include fevers, anorexia, joint pain, rheumatism, gout, bladder infections, hepatitis, and it can even be used as a weight loss aid!

Common bath and body products that can include burdock root are soaps, massage oils, bath bombs, body wash, liquid soap, lotions, scrubs, facial masks, ointments, creams, and facial toners. Your skin can greatly benefit from burdock root. Burdock is actually considered one of the most important herbs for treating skin conditions. Some of those include styes, canker sores, syphilis sores, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, skin ulcers, acne, carbuncles, and boils. It is also great for dry skin. Your hair can even benefit from burdock root! It helps to treat and fight dandruff, stop flaky scalp, promote new hair growth, and burdock root is also great for using to condition dry scalp.

Did you know that burdock was considered sacred by the early Celts and Germanic people? It was considered sacred to the heavenly bear, Thor who reigned over summer storms. They placed burdock on gables as protecting from giants and lightning. Are you still curious about this wonderful herb? Well then make sure to check out our free Burdock Root Class which will give you even more information on Burdock Root Uses! While you’re there, check out our Burdock Root Powder as well! This is one herb you just can’t say no to! So go ahead and try it in our Soothing Facial Mask Recipe and let us know what you think! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells burdock root for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great burdock is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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Feb
16

Yarrow Uses

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Hello all you wonderful people! Have you ever used yarrow before? This herb is amazing, and one you should definitely try out in your future projects! Yarrow is actually a very beautiful plant, with adorable little white flowers growing in clusters! This plant can be used for such a wide variety of uses! While it is most well known for its medicinal and culinary purposes, it can also be used for skin care, soap making, and even for hair care! Did you know that yarrow is considered in Chinese tradition? Chinese proverb claims that yarrow can brighten your eyes and even promote your intelligence!

Some common bath and body products that can include yarrow are face masks, creams, lotions, ointments, soaps, bath teas, scrubs, bath salts, shampoos and conditioners, and bath bombs. When yarrow is used in homemade cosmetics and for soap making, it is great for reducing inflammation. Your hair can greatly benefit from using yarrow. Yarrow helps to treat dandruff, scalp irritations, oily scalp, and even any itchiness. Yarrow helps to promote new hair growth, as well as preventing hair loss! When you use a yarrow tea, it can even help to lighten your hair! There are many skin care benefits to yarrow as well! It helps to relieve many rashes and other irritations, treats eczema, reduce inflammation, and it can be used to treat bruises and wounds.

There are many medicinal benefits to yarrow use. The ancient Greek hero Achilles, was said to have been an invincible warrior and have taken yarrow into battle with him to treat the wounds of his soldiers. Since ancient times, yarrow was also used to treat blood clots and high blood pressure. Yarrow can be used to increase blood flow as well as treatment for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Many Native American tribes used yarrow for medicinal benefits, the Navajo for earaches and toothaches, Chippewas for headaches, and Cherokees to reduce fever and help to achieve restful sleep. For women, yarrow can help to reduce heavy bleeding from the menstrual cycle, as well as reducing cramps. It also relieves uterus congestion, promotes blood flow to the reproductive organs, and can treat ovarian cysts and endometriosis. However, pregnant women should avoid arrow as it can relax the muscles of the uterus, causing a miscarriage. Other conditions that can be treated with yarrow include the flu, colds, diverticulitis, dysentery, diarrhea, flatulence, muscle spasms, heart burn, insomnia, anxiety, amenorrhea, and arthritis.

Did you know that yarrow has been used for many types of spells and divination? It is believed in one spell that by tickling the inside of your nose with a yarrow leaf and your nose begins to bleed, it is an omen that you are certain to be successful. This is one herb you don’t want to pass up, especially with all of its amazing benefits! Make sure to check out our free Yarrow Class for even more yarrow uses and information! And check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells yarrow for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great yarrow is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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Feb
15

Shea Butter

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Hey all you creative crafty people out there! Yes, I’m talking to you! Do you love making soaps? Have you ever used shea butter in your products before? Well, you should! This great butter has many amazing benefits and it is absolutely wonderful for your skin! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer refined shea butter , unrefined shea butter, as well as shea butter melt and pour soap! We also offer many great free recipes made with shea butter!

Shea butter originally comes from Western Africa, from the nuts of the shea tree. The tree itself is considered sacred because of the amazing things it can do for your skin, beauty, health and hair. Legend says that even the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was said to owe her magnificent beauty to shea butter. There are many fantastic skin and hair care benefits of shea butter, and it can be used in a wide variety of bath and body products. Some of these include soaps, lotions, lip gloss, scrubs, and even lip balms. Shea butter works to deeply moisturize your skin, is great for scarring, wrinkles and fine lines, and helps your skin to produce more collagen. Shea butter is rich in many constituents such as vitamin D and E, and provitamin A and helps to strengthen and protect your skin and also protects it from harmful UV rays. Shea butter is a great antioxidant and even helps to enhance your physical endurance! It has many anti-inflammatory properties, and works to heal small cuts and burns. When used for hair care, shea butter helps to protect the hair from ultraviolet rays, repairs any damage caused by the sun and harsh weather, and works to soften and revitalize brittle and damaged hair. This great butter works to promote new hair growth, moisturizes the hair, and even works to get rid of any excess oils on the scalp.

Our natural shea butter here at Nature’s Garden consists of the following fatty acids: stearic (40%), oleic (48%), linoleic (6%), and palmitic (5%). Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many amazing free recipes and classes, and many of our recipes are actually made with shea butter! IF you can, make sure to try them all out! Here are just a few of them:

Coffee Butter Scrub: This is the perfect recipe for all the coffee addicts out there!

coffee butter scrub

Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub: This sugar scrub is just pure fun and will leave you smelling just like this yummy treat!

cotton candy sugar scrub

Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts: These bath melts are the perfect way to spend a romantic evening with your special someone!

gourmet chocolate bath melts

Beer Soap: The perfect soap for all those manly men out there!

beer soap

Girly Girl Salve: This salve is sure to make you feel totally feminine!

girly girl salve

Shea Butter Hair Gel: This hair gel recipe is sure to make your hair feel completely revitalized!

shea butter hair gel

Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter: You’re sure to be left smelling absolutely delicious!

sugar cookie body butter

Cotton Candy Lip Balm: This recipe is sure to be irresistible!

cotton candy lip balm

You’re sure to adore each and every one of these fantastic recipes! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy these great products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Note: Natures Garden sells our butters 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). Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our butters. All testing is the responsibility of the customer. 

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Feb
13

Dandelion Uses

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Hey all you creative people out there, do you have a favorite flower? Do you like to use your favorite flower for all of your projects? Well, how about dandelions? Yes, those beautiful yellow flowers you see everywhere! Dandelion leaf or even dandelion root powder can make a great addition to any of your creations! While most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, this wonderful flower can be used for so many other different products and industries. There are many dandelion uses for hair care, bath and body products, skin care, and soap making! Did you know that it’s thought that dandelions even have magical powers? Supposedly, when used in a tea, dandelions will increase your psychic ability and divination!

Some common bath and body products that can include dandelion leaf or root powder are face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, bath teas, lotions, ointments, creams, soaps, shampoos and conditioners, and massage oils. Usage in these products can bring you many skin care benefits. Dandelion is great for treating age spots, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and fighting acne, eczema, athlete’s foot, and warts! Dandelion can even treat stings and burns, as well as working to firm and tone any unbalanced or sagging skin. Your hair can benefits from dandelion as well. Dandelion is awesome for helping with your hair’s overall manageability, helping to effectively remove grease from greasy hair and treating dandruff. Dandelion works to help keep moisture in your hair and it even works to promote new hair growth.

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using dandelion as well. It contains many important minerals and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and D, as well as zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Native Americans actually used to use boiled dandelion as treatment for kidney disease, upset stomach, many skin problems, and swelling. There is quite a wide variety of conditions that can treated with dandelion such as congestive heart failure, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, heart burn, jaundice, edema and diabetes. Dandelion can help to improve your memory as well as working to reduce high cholesterol levels, and lowering blood pressure levels. Because this flower is so high in many important nutrients, it is very effective in working to prevent conditions like cancer, stroke, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and even cataracts. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion was used to treat breast problems including inflammation and lack of milk flow, appendicitis, and stomach pains. There is even a substance contained in dandelions called mannitol that is used to treat hypertension.

Did you know that dandelions can even be used as natural form of rubber? When the tissues of plant are broken, it will actually secrete latex! Please don’t take any of this information as medical advice however! It is purely for educational purposes, we only sell dandelion root powder and dandelion leaf for external use! This is one herb you need to start using right away, it has so many fantastic benefits! Make sure to check out our free Dandelion Class for even more dandelion uses. Our Soothing Facial Mask which is actually made with our Dandelion Root Powder! Enjoy these amazing products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
12

Uses of Fennel

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Hi everyone! Let’s talk about one of my favorite snacks for a second! Fennel! And yes, I mean that plant you see in the grocery stores that kind of looks like an onion, but you’re never really sure what it is. Well, that’s fennel! It’s extremely delicious, and tastes just candy! The taste of licorice to be specific. But did you know that uses of fennel are endless? While it’s most commonly known for its yummy flavor and many uses in food, fennel can also be used in bath and body products, for skin and hair care benefits, in soap and candle making, and even for medicinal purposes!

Fennel does contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Some of these include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. When used for its medicinal purposes, fennel can treat many conditions such as bronchitis, coughing, diarrhea, cholera, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, backaches, and even bed wetting. Specifically for women, fennel works to treat the pain of and regulate menstrual cycles, it increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, and also helps to reduce all the effects of PMS. Ancient Romans actually thought of fennel as the “herb of sight.” Fennel can be used to treat glaucoma and reduce eye disorders like macular degeneration. Fennel also works to maintain heart rate and blood pressure, helps to increase oxygen flow to the brain, and can even protect from and treat cancer!

Some common bath and body products that can include fennel are facial masks, body powders, lotions, perfumes, scrubs, and even eye pillows. When used for soap making, fennel works as a natural decorative element and also exfoliates the skin. There are many other skin care benefits to fennel as well. It reduces mild skin irritations, protects from and treats inflammation, it cleanses, exfoliates, and tones the skin, fights the signs of aging, and even prevents acne and cell damage. Your hair can greatly benefit from fennel as well. Fennel treats any bumps of the scalp as well as any itchiness. It also treats dandruff and helps to prevent the hairs from breaking. You can even fill your home with the scent of delicious licorice by using fennel seeds in potpourri. Its aroma is also wonderful for eye pillow recipes.

Did you know that ancient Greeks believed that a stalk of fennel carried a coal that would bring the knowledge of the gods down to man? I’m sure you’re wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful product as soon as possible! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it’s meant for educational purposes only! And here at Nature’s Garden, we specifically sell fennel for external use only! So please don’t eat it! Just type “fennel” into the search bar on our site and it will take to a page offering our Fennel Seeds and our Sweet Fennel Essential Oil! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our awesome free Fennel Class for even more uses of fennel! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
11

Blarney Stone Soap

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Blarney-Stone-SoapBlarney Stone Soap

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Do you have your green ready? Make sure you don’t get caught without it…or else you’ll be in trouble! Well, our new Blarney Stone Soap recipe is the absolute perfect recipe for this fun holiday! It has so many different shades of green, and even a splash of mica to bring out the thoughts of the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! This soap is an awesome way to celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with all your friends and family! Your customers are sure to be head over heels for it as well! These soap jewels are sure to leave your home with the feeling of little leprechauns hiding behind every corner!

 

Ingredients:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant

Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

24K Gold Mica Pigment

24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

Rubbing Alcohol

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

6 Clear Plastic Cups

Knife

 

Total Recipe Weights for White Layer:

585 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

29 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

 

Total Weights for Dark Green Layer

450 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

22 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

8 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Total Recipe Weights for Black Layer

213 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams White Tea and Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

5 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

Total Weights for the Light Green Layer

457 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

22 grams White Tea and Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

20 drops Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

 

Total Weights for the Green Layer

473 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

23 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

20 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Total Weights for Clear Layer:

305 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

15 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

 

Total Weight for Mica Layer:

6 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment

 

 

Directions:

Start by weighing out the amounts of Diamond Clear and Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap needed for each layer and separating them into bowls. Make sure you have each plastic cup set up on angles. We set one side of the cup up on a note pad.  This allowed us to create angles with each layer.  Melt down your soaps in the microwave. Once they are completely melted down, follow the specific amounts for dye and fragrance noted above for each color. Weigh out and add the specific amounts for each color in their own separate bowls. Then mix each bowl.

blarney stone soap

 

 

blarney stone soap

blarney stone soap

Then carefully begin to layer colors inside your cups. Spray each individual layer with rubbing alcohol to get rid of air bubbles and allow each layer to form a film, but not completely setup before starting the next. Make sure to keep changing the angle of the cups so as to get different layering effects. About half way through, go ahead and add your 24 K Gold Mica Pigment, one gram per cup. Then go ahead and keep layering.

blarney stone soap

blarney stone soap

 

 

 

blarney stone soap

Once you have finished layering, let your soaps sit in the cup until they fully harden. We suggest putting them in the fridge or freezer for a bit to make it easier to remove the soaps from the cups.

blarney stone soap

When your soaps are completely hardened, go ahead and remove them from the cups. Then using your knife, cut each soap in the shape of rocks until you are satisfied!  We found that by cutting more angles into the soap it took on more of the shape we were looking for.

blarney stone soap

blarney stone soap

Your Blarney Stone Soap is now ready to use! Enjoy this amazing recipe and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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