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Apr
28

Crystal Blue Waters Scent

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crystal blue waters scentCrystal Blue Waters Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer time is coming and you know what that means. Time for vacations! You know what I’m thinking the perfect vacation would be this year? Something laid back and peaceful, maybe just spending some time with my loved ones up in the beautiful mountains, surrounded by nature and the trees and hopefully a gorgeous crystal clear lake! Well, our Crystal Blue Waters scent captures that amazing aroma of feeling the crisp fresh air flowing around the beauty of a gorgeously blue crystal clear lake. Can’t you hear the birds chirping and singing?

What Does Crystal Blue Waters Smell Like?

Crystal Blue Waters Scent by Nature’s Garden is the aroma of fresh hydrangea flowers, lily of the valley, and hyacinth, that are rounded out by notes of ozony vetiver, fresh green ferns, and cyclamen.

How Do Our Customers Use Crystal Blue Waters Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance perfectly captures the feeling of breathing in fresh air that can only come from being one with nature. With this scent filling your home, you’ll almost be able to hear the birds chirping and the sound of the waters of the lake rippling. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! It performs nice and strong in soy wax, as well as working nice and strong in wow wax and joy wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, our Crystal Blue Waters scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily your home with the feeling of having stepped right into the beautiful outdoors by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade sachet beads.

For bath and body products, our Crystal Blue Waters scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fresh scent are bath gels, perfumes, lotions, soaps, and bath oils. There is no vanillin content contained in this fragrance meaning it should not discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Crystal Blue Waters scent is just what you’ve always been searching for! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration and it just has a slight acceleration. This scent is still nice and fresh once your soap has finished the curing process!

Are you dying to get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you possibly can? I’m sure you are! How could you not want to fill your home with the scent of the gorgeous outdoors? Well, before you rush off to get it, hold on just a second because it gets better! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many amazing free classes and recipes, and our free Ducks on the Pond Candle recipe is actually made using gel wax with our Crystal Blue Waters fragrance oil! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns! We just know that you will enjoy this wonderful fragrance.

 

Apr
27

Tangerine Scent

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tangerine scentTangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Just the name Tangerine Dreams makes you crave the taste of a cold juicy tangerine doesn’t it? I know it does for me. The first taste of sinking your teeth right into the soft juiciness of this delicious fruit is one that will always satisfy me and my taste buds. Our Tangerine Scent is the perfect aroma, completely capturing the scent of this tantalizing fruit! It will fill your home with the scent of this juicy fruit, and make you feel as if you have just stepped right into a huge grove full of wonderful tangerines.

What Does Tangerine Dreams Smell Like?

Tangerine Dreams Scent by Nature’s Garden is the delicious aroma of freshly squeezed, juicy tangerines! This fragrance is rounded out with great base notes of fresh greenery and vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for a fragrance to fill your home with a citrus scent that everyone is sure to love, then this is it! Our Tangerine scent is sure to be one that will leave all of your friends, family, and even your customers stomachs rumbling for the taste of a yummy and juicy cold tangerine! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for. Tangerine Dreams works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this amazing citrus fragrance by using this scent to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this awesome fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, our Tangerine scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this delicious aroma are lotions, perfumes, bath oils, soaps, and bath gels. There is no vanillin contained within this fragrance, meaning that it should not discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Tangerine Dreams fragrance oil is exactly what you never knew you needed. Our cold process results for this great fragrance are: there is absolutely no discoloration, as well as no acceleration. This fragrance oil soaps wonderfully and the scent stays true to its name and sticks very well.

Are you as excited as I am to get your hands on this glorious smelling fragrance oil? Well, hold on then because it gets even better! We offer many amazing free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our amazingly relaxing free Pampered Foot Scrub recipe is actually made with our Tangerine Dreams fragrance oil! This is a recipe that your feet are sure to love, how could you not want to smell just like a delicious tangerine? Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have thoughts, questions, or concerns! Enjoy this awesome fragrance and let us know what you think!

 

Apr
25

Mr. Pepper MD Scent

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mr pepper md fragrance oilMr. Pepper MD Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mr. Pepper MD is a doctor that I’m sure everyone wants to get their hands on, and do you know why? I’ll tell you why! This wonderful fragrance rivals the aroma of a delicious glass of ice cold Dr. Pepper! When this scent hits your nose, it will instantly bring the awesome feeling that only a glass of cold pop with all of its wonderful fizziness can bring. Mr. Pepper MD is sure to be a unique fragrance that lives up to its fun and unique name! This is one scent that will leave you hooked after just one smell.

What Does Mr. Pepper MD Smell Like?

Mr. Pepper MD Scent by Nature’s Garden is a fragrance that is very similar to the aroma of an ice cold glass of Dr. Pepper soda pop! It is a spicy blend of cherry notes mixed with hints of orange, clove, toasted almonds, and cinnamon that creates an absolutely amazing fragrance.

How Do Our Customers Use Mr. Pepper MD Fragrance Oil?

Mr. Pepper MD scent is a fragrance that everyone you know will want to get their hands on. As soon as they walk into your home and smell this yummy aroma, their taste buds will begin to crave the taste of a delicious glass of this yummy ice cold beverage. For all of the candle makers out there, Mr. Pepper MD is just what you’ve always needed. This fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax! You can easily fill your home with this tantalizing aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the incense and potpourri makers, this scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, our Mr. Pepper MD scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this wonderful fragrance are perfumes, bath gels, soaps, bath oils, and lotions. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 3.84%, meaning that it may discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using this scent in any of your finished and final products and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Mr. Pepper MD scent is exactly what you’ve been looking for! Our cold process results are: there is no separation or acceleration and this scent stays strong. However, it does discolor to a milk chocolate color.

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this amazing scent as soon as you can? Well, just a minute because it gets better and better. Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many wonderful free classes and recipes and our free Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzie recipe is actually made with our awesome Mr. Pepper MD fragrance oil!

 

Apr
24

Seaside Fragrance

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seaside fragranceSeaside Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

With summer creeping right up on us, you know what that means! Time for vacations! Especially one that involves a beach and the warm sunshine…ooh I’m excited just thinking about it! The scent of the salt carrying on the air and the feeling of splashing right into the beautiful bright blue salty ocean, can’t you just feel the waves tickling your toes? Our Seaside Fragrance Oil perfectly captures the aroma of a hot summer day spent relaxing on the beach with the sunshine streaming down on you!

What Does Seaside Smell Like?

Seaside Scent by Nature’s Garden is the the scent of tender beach florals that are lightly misted with the refreshing scent of wonderful ocean air, a ripe and succulent summer melon, and the familiar subtle scent of warm suntan lotion!

How Do Our Customers Use Seaside Fragrance Oil?

Our Seaside fragrance oil will fill your home with the feeling of having stepped right out onto a gorgeous hot beach. It will make you feel just as if your toes are squishing through the sand! You’ll feel just as if the radiant sunshine is beating right down onto your warm skin, giving you a sun kissed tan from right inside your own home! For all of the candle makers out there, our Seaside scent is just what you’ve been looking for! It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! You can easily fill your home with this wonderful aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Seaside fragrance oil has a maximum recommended usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this scent are perfumes, bath oils, lotions, soaps, and bath gels. This fragrance does happen to have a slight vanillin content of .41%, meaning that it may tend to slightly discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Seaside fragrance oil is just what you’ve always been searching for! Our cold process results are: there is no separation or acceleration as well as no ricing! This fragrance has a perfect pour and smells absolutely amazing in cured soap! However, it does discolor to a slight beige color.

I’m sure you’re dying to fill your home with the scent of a gorgeous beach as soon as you possibly can, but just hold on because it gets even better! We offer many amazing free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Seaside Spa Scrub recipe is actually made with our wonderful Seaside Fragrance Oil! This is one recipe you won’t want to pass up! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions! Enjoy this great fragrance!

 

Apr
23

HSCG 2015 Conference

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HSGC 2015 Conference

HSCG 2015 ConferenceLast week both Shannon and I attended the HSCG 2015 Conference.  The event was held at The Westin in Indianapolis, Indiana April 17-20.  While it was Natures Garden’s second year attending the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild Conference, this was the first time Shannon and I were lucky enough to be there.  I just have to say…WHAT A BLAST!  We truly had the most amazing time and will remember it always.

Once we arrived, we anxiously prepared our booth….and yes, we brought a sniffy sample of each of our 828 fragrance oils!  We even debuted 13 HSCG 2015 Conferencebrand new fragrances including Yummy Gummy, Apple Happy Camper Candy, and Sugary Lollipop; along with many others.  Our booth even had a candy theme to go right along with the new fragrances. Our display was complete with bubblegum, rock candy, lollipops, and M&Ms!

The HSCG 2015 Conference was packed full of good times and memories.  Natures Garden hosted a Caribbean themed welcoming party on the very first night.  We excitedly wore our sparkly scented shoes and beautiful Caribbean style dresses and made our way to the party!  This was our first opportunity to meet many of our amazingly talented customers and new friends!  It truly meant the world to us to see not only guests from across the country, but the world.  It was a great feeling to finally be able to put faces to the names of so many of the wonderful people we have talked to.

HSCG-2015-ConferenceAs the weekend continued, we had many visitors at our booth.  We even had a chance to see some of the projects they have created using our products!  Our customers have made some fabulous soaps!  We had a chance to receive feedback on favorite scents and products, as well as suggestions for new ones.  Some of their favorites soap scents are fragrance oils like Blue Hawaiian, Bite Me, The Perfect Man, and NG Aqua Di Gio Type.

The HSCG 2015 Conference offered crafters and business owners a chance to attend a variety of classes and listen to several speakers.  In addition, we were able to attend meet and greets, luncheons, and super fun parties each night.  It was an absolutely fabulous experience.

On the final night we attended an awards banquet.  This banquet recognized many soapmakers HSCG 2015 Conferencewho had entered their creations in a contest.  Each HSCG 2015 Conference attendee was given the opportunity to vote on each category throughout the weekend.  Some of the categories included Something Different, Best Packaging, Best MP Scent, and Best CP/HP Scent;  just to name a few.  At the awards banquet, they also announced the location for the HSCG 2017 Conference…..VEGAS BABY!!!  Yes, it’s two years away, however the 2016 HSCG Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida and its location was announced at last year’s soap conference.  For those who are interested, the 2016 HSCG conference in Tampa will be May 19-21.

HSCG 2015 ConferenceWe would like to thank everyone who attended the conference, as well as the staff members and volunteers from the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild for all of your support.  It was so very nice to meet each and every one of you.  If you didn’t attend this year, we highly recommend coming to  next year’s event.  You will not regret it!   We had the time of our lives and enjoyed the laughs and have made some amazing memories.

 

 

 

Apr
23

Cheesecake Scent

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Cheesecake ScentHomemade Cheesecake Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our Cheesecake scent is a fragrance that is sure to make your mouth water. It will fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked creamy delicious confection. You will not be able to resist running to the kitchen searching and searching for the source of this heavenly smell! Our Homemade Cheesecake scent perfectly captures the scent of this wonderful dessert, one that tastes as though it is a gift straight from the gods! This is such an amazing scent that you will want to devour an entire cheesecake all by yourself!

What Does Homemade Cheesecake Smell Like?

Homemade Cheesecake Scent by Nature’s Garden is a mouth watering fragrance that starts wit base notes of sweet cream butter and graham crackers. These lead to middle notes of creamy vanilla, cream cheese, and sweet condensed milk, with just a hint of almond as a top note!

How Do Our Customers Use Homemade Cheesecake Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance will make you feel as if you’ve stepped right into an episode of the classic “Golden Girls,” devouring a homemade cheesecake for comfort food and venting with friends! Our Homemade Cheesecake fragrance is sure to fill you with all the comforts of being surrounded by your best friends, and make you feel right at home! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is everything you’ve always been looking for! It performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this yummy smelling aroma by using this fragrance to create some fabulous homemade sachet beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this scent is exactly what you need! It has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, our Homemade Cheesecake scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Our customers have used this fragrance oil in bath and body products such as perfumes, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and bath oils. This fragrance does happen to contain a vanillin content of 2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using this scent in your finished and final products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration problems. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or separation, and this fragrance has a very good scent retention! However, it does discolor to a light caramel color.

I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this fragrance as soon as you possibly can! How could you not want to fill your home with the aroma of this deliciously amazing dessert? It’s like all the goodness of comfort food without the calories! Make sure to check out all of our great free recipes and classes! Enjoy this wonderful fragrance and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
13

Orange Soda Pop Scent

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orange soda pop scentOrange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer is coming! Ice cream, beaches, hanging out with friends, and of course delicious cold drinks while lounging and relaxing every day! Do you have a favorite summer drink that gets you through each and every hot and sticky day? How about a yummy orange soda pop? One of the most refreshing drinks around, with all the fizziness and deliciousness of a can of soda pop with just the right amount and combination of amazing citrus orange flavor! Our Orange Soda Pop Scent perfectly captures the aroma of this tantalizing drink, and just the aroma alone will quench your thirst for one of these bad boys!

What Does Orange Soda Pop Smell Like?

Orange Soda Pop Scent by Nature’s Garden is is a fizzie citric aldehydic explosion of Californian orange, lemon zests, Japanese grapefruit, and strong Brazilian orange peel that all sit on a wonderful base of creamy vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil?

This Orange Soda Pop fragrance is sure to leave you craving the first satisfying taste of this amazing drink. It will make you want to run out and buy a whole pack of orange soda pops just for yourself so you alone can experience the yummy combination of fruity citrus that has all the fizziness and tastiness of a cold glass of soda pop! For all of the candle makers out there, our Orange Soda Pop scent is just what you’ve always been looking for! It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. For anyone who likes to make their own potpourri or incense recipes, this charming fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this great aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Orange Soda Pop scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, perfumes, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. This fragrance does happen to have a slight a vanillin content of .2%, meaning that there is a slight possibility that it could discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration or ricing, however it does accelerate trace. It is an extremely strong scent in cold process soap.

I’m sure you’re thinking about how you can try out this scent as soon as possible, and I have the absolutely perfect way for you! We offer many wonderful free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our free Gummy Bears Candle recipe is actually made with our Orange Soda Pop fragrance oil! This adorable candle is sure to be one that everyone you know will adore! Have fun with this awesome fragrance and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
09

Fragrance Testing in CP Soap

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fragrance testing in CP soapFragrance Testing in CP Soap

Hello everyone! Do you have any questions about what happens when we test our fragrances? Specifically with fragrance testing in CP soap? Well, we actually go through this process with all of our fragrances and there are quite a few specific things we look for throughout.

To start off, when making a normal soap recipe, we recommend soaping at room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit). However, for fragrance testing, we soap at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Using this temperature will give you less time to “play” with the soap, and will basically force the fragrance to show any problems it may have more quickly.

For fragrance testing, we use our free recipe for our Shea Butter Soap; a recipe that includes Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil.

Step 1:  Determining if a fragrance sample designed by our perfumist smells good enough for us to soap test.  We call this stage “Test Stripping”.  We start by putting a little bit of each fragrance onto a test strip (blotter paper) and smell them.  The initial smell of scent on a test strip allows us to see how strong the “top notes” of a fragrance is.  Then we let the test strips sit for about half an hour, then check to see if the scent has stayed, lessened, or gotten stronger. During this stage of smelling, we are able to notice more of the middle notes and base notes of the scent.  You see, at Natures Garden, we typically reject hundreds of scents each year during the test stripping alone.  For scents that do make the cut, we move on to step number 2.

Step 2:  Testing the fragrance in soap.  Once we have made our recipe and have added the correct amount of fragrance (typically 5% fragrance per batch unless IFRA is less), there are quite a few things we look for. We look for and record if there is any acceleration.  Acceleration is when a fragrance oil causes the soap to trace at a faster rate than soap without fragrance would.  When a fragrance oil causes accelerated trace, a soap maker must move faster when working with the soap.  This can also make it more difficult to create colored swirls in your soap.

We also look for ricing, (soap batter that looks like rice pellets).  Typically soap that rices can be beat into submission with a stick blender.  We look for separation (fragrance will not mix with the soap, oils keep separating from the soap).

Sometimes fragrance oil will separate out of the soap batter.  Usually fragrance oil will absorb back into the soap during cure, but if the oil separation is full-blown, it may cause even cured soap to be oily.

We also look for seizing (fragrance causes the soap to set up as soon as it as added).  Soapers refer to this as “Soap on a stick”.  Sometimes soapers are able to beat the batter back into submission with a stick blender, and other times it is impossible.  Seized soap is not ruined soap, it is just soap that is no longer pliable.  If allowed to cure, seized soap can be used just like soap that you had no problems making.

While cold process soap normally should cure for about 6 weeks, we oven-process soap for our fragrance testing. Oven-processing the soap in molds for about 2 1/2 hours on a temperature of about 170 degrees Fahrenheit will help the soap to cure faster, and you will only need to let it cure for about 4 weeks. When oven-processing the soap, you may see some separation. The fragrance may rise to the top of the soap and separate, but most of the time, the soap will reabsorb the oil.  Oven processing also allows us to see some discoloration (if the soap is going to discolor).  Typically, if a soap shows discoloration after oven processing, it will continue to discolor more during the cure phase.

After the soaps have finished their oven-process time, they can be unmolded 24 hours later. If any of the fragrances have separated during this process, wait until they reabsorb to unmold the soap. If they never reabsorb, you will know that that fragrance has a separation problem.

There are a few other things that we look for once we have taken them from the oven. We check for if the scent of each fragrance has changed or morphed throughout the saponification process. However, always remember not to judge the scent right away. Even if it has changed throughout the saponification process, wait to judge until after it has had enough time to fully cure, as it may change back.

We also look to see if there is any fragrance burn off that occurs during saponification, meaning that the fragrance may not smell as strong anymore or the notes you noticed in the beginning no longer exist. Usually, fragrance oils will not have a  major burn off problem as they contain fixatives that help to anchor the scent. However, lower flash point scents have a higher chance of some burn-off than higher flash point scents.  Some soapers add clay to their soap batter to help anchor their scents.  Essential oils do not contain fixatives, so if you are testing essential oils, you will have more of a chance of burn-off than you would with fragrance oils.

Another thing we check for after unmolding is for discoloration. Fragrances that contain vanillin can cause discoloration, but it is mainly with fragrances that have a content of above .5%.

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Soaps for fragrance testing should sit and cure for about 4 weeks. Throughout that time period, we check to see if the scent of each fragrance sticks and stays strong throughout the whole time. Once in a while, a fragrance may come along that will not work in cold process soap and never will. Make sure to remember that if you come across a fragrance like this, it will work in hot process soaps! Once the 4 weeks has passed, we check again to see if any final discoloration or separation has happened and how well the fragrance has stuck. Make sure to check out our free class for our Fragrances Tested in Cold Process Soap. This class gives a full list of all of our fragrances that we have tested, as well as the recipe for our Shea Butter Soap that we use for testing.

Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
09

Strawberry Shake Scent

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strawberry shake scentsStrawberry Shake Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Strawberry Shake….just the name alone is making me crave the taste of a deliciously cold strawberry milk shake! Aren’t you? Can’t you just feel the amazing coldness of all of that strawberry goodness right on your taste buds? I’m sure your stomach is going as crazy as mine is just thinking about a taste of this wonderful confection! Our Strawberry Shake Scent perfectly captures the aroma of a delicious strawberry milk shake! This fragrance will fill your home with the scent of this yummy cold treat, and leave everyone you know craving the wonderfully satisfying first sip of one of these awesome shakes!

What Does Strawberry Shake Smell Like?

Strawberry Shake Scent by Nature’s Garden is a delightful fragrance that will leave you with many sweet memories! This fragrance is an amazing combination of peach nectar and juicy notes of orange that are combined with vine ripened strawberries! A hint of vanilla and green leafy florals will bring this fragrance a twist of the feeling of pure sophistication to a favorite childhood favorite strawberry milk shake!

How Do Our Customers Use Strawberry Shake Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance will leave the smell of a tantalizing strawberry milk shake hanging in the air. It is sure to leave you craving the taste of this glorious treat, making you want to get right into your car to get one for yourself! For all of the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you need! It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! You can easily fill your home with this delicious aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, our Strawberry Shake scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include our Strawberry Shake scent are bath gels, soaps, perfumes, bath oils, and lotions. This fragrance does happen to have a slight vanillin content of .175%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Strawberry Shake fragrance is exactly what you’ve been searching for! Our cold process results are: it has a perfect pour with a delicious scent! However, it does discolor to a caramel color.

Are you wondering how you can get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you can? Well, hold on because it gets better! We offer many amazing free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub recipe and our Strawberry Milkshake Bath Bomb recipe are both made with this delicious fragrance! Enjoy these great recipes and watch out for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
08

Face Lifting Mask

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DIY Face Lifting Mask TipsDIY Face Lifting Mask Tips

Using a face lifting mask for a truly excellent face lift at home will help you cleanse your pores and refresh your skin in a wonderful way. It will take some work but you can really enjoy this after a long and relatively tiresome day. You will need to make use of a blender when you prepare the mask, but all in all it happens to be a fairly easy thing to make if you have the time and inclination. All you need to create your masterpiece are the following materials:

  • A ripe, peeled banana and half an apple should be placed inside your blender, as well as about a teaspoon worth of lemon juice as well and roughly four teaspoons of honey. Once you have this ready, blend it into a smooth mix and pour it into a bowl. You should add some boiled and cooled oatmeal into the mix to complete its transformation. You can use some of the mix to spread it on your face, but you will need to ensure you have the right level of thickness on it to completely ensure you can benefit from using it. You can cover the mix and leave it for later in your fridge to cool down.
  • Once you have that done, you will need to move on to the next step on your list,  properly cleaning your face and finishing the job of keeping your pores freshened up. You can do that by using a cloth soaked in some hot water. Squeeze it out and spread it over your face, allowing its moisture to open your pores, letting the mask do its job more effectively overall. Doing so will help you a great deal as you will notice after you’re done using it.
  • Once the previous step is complete, use a dry and soft cloth to pat you face dry, then spread the mask around your face using your fingers. Since your mixture will harden as it dries out, you should not massage too hard. Do so just enough to ensure the exfoliation of your skin, allowing the mask to clean your face more effectively. The mask will need to stay on your face for the next twenty minutes if you want to easily move on to your next step.
  • Rinsing the mask when you’re done with some lukewarm water should allow you to almost finish the job. You can also use cold water, ice cubes and something similar that happens to be cold to close your pores when you’re done. Pat your face dry and you will deal with this last step.
  • You may also decide to use some toner after you’re done with your face mask, as it will help you remove the residue left after you’re done with it. You will need to restore the pH balance of your skin, so use some cotton balls and apply it to your face to avoid it drying out in the end. Once all of this is complete you can focus on kitchen cleaning and floor cleaning if you managed to spill some of the mask on the floor by accident.

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