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Feb
20

Burgundy Rose Fragrance

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burgundy rose fragrance oilBurgundy Rose Fragrance          Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Burgundy Rose….what a wonderful combination! This fragrance is the perfect scent to bring us right into the spring season. The scent of a favorite beverage mixed with hints of the aroma of a favorite spring flower, how could it get any better? Our Burgundy Rose fragrance is sure to bring a new sense of excitement to you and all of your creations! This scent is definitely one that all of your friends, family and even your customers are sure to be dying to try!

 

What Does Burgundy Rose Smell Like?

Burgundy Rose by Nature’s Garden is a perfect combination of culture, romanticism, and luxury. This luxurious blend is sensual burgundy rose with floral nuances. It is a blend of exquisite burgundy wine that is warmed by apple wood and precious musk. Finally, this rose fragrance actually withstands the saponification process without losing its authenticity. Burgundy Rose scent is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance oil!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for a fragrance that is the perfect combination of a delicious favorite drink with hints of your favorite flowers? One that is very feminine yet still has hints of masculinity? Well then Burgundy Rose is just what you’ve been looking for! For all you candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right for you! It works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, while also performing nice and strong in soy wax. You can fill your home with this delicious aroma by using it to make some nice and strong aroma beads! For all the potpourri and incense makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, our Burgundy Rose fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products that can include Burgundy Rose are soaps, lotions, bath gels, bath oils, and perfumes. This fragrance does not have a vanillin content. When there is a vanillin content present, it means that the fragrance may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. For all the cold process soap makers out there, this scent is just perfect for your new projects! Our cold process results are: there is no ricing with just a slight acceleration, a perfect pour, and the perfect rose scent! This scent is completely workable, however it does set up very fast in the mold. There is an immediate discoloration to a lemon pudding color, but this fragrance has an amazing scent!

 

Our Burgundy Rose fragrance is just what you need for your new creations! This scent will fill your home with the feeling of spring time mixed with all the feelings of a relaxing night out! But hold on a second because it gets even better! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many free recipes and classes, and our Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak is actually made with our Burgundy Rose fragrance! Be sure to try out this fantastic recipe! 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!

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Jan
15

Valentines Day Cupcake Candle

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Valentines-Day-Cupcake-CandleWith Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what could possibly be better than a Valentines Day Cupcake Candle?!?!  We had a blast creating this cinnamon scented candle…complete with SPRINKLES!!!  It is both adorable and smells amazing!  So if you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day project, you may have just found it!  So go ahead and get the below ingredients ready.  Once you’re ready, let’s get started on this simple and fantastic candle recipe!

 

 

INGREDIENTS

230 grams Pillar of Bliss

140 grams Joy Wax

37 grams Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil

1 Red Color Block

3 Votive Wick Pins

3 CD 10 Wicks

Silicone Heart Cupcake Molds

Embed Mold- Love Hearts

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

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To start, weigh and melt 230 grams of our Pillar of Bliss Wax, using the double boiler method.  You will want to melt the wax to 195 degrees.  The wax will take a bit to melt.  While it melts, let’s go ahead and prepare our molds.  You are going to need 3 of the Silicone Heart Cupcake Molds and 3 of our votive wick pins.  Place one wick pin in the center of each silicone mold.

Add a bit of your red color block to the wax.  We found that we only needed a couple shavings to get a light pink for our cupcake candle base.

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Now, let’s add our fragrance.  You will need to stir into your wax 23 grams of Cinnamon Yum Yums scent.  Make sure you stir it very well so the fragrance mixes thoroughly with the wax.

 

 

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Next we can go ahead and start filling the molds with the melted wax.  Be sure to fill each mold to the top.

 

 

making-embedsAs you can now see, you will have a little bit of the Pillar of Bliss Wax left over.  We will need this wax for our embeds.  Before pouring the embeds, add a little bit more of the red color block.  We simply added a couple more shavings. You will only need to fill three of the cavities of the Love Hearts embed mold.  Make sure you pour at a low temperature since this is a plastic mold.  For now you can set these aside and allow them to setup.  We will use them in a bit.

 

Let’s go ahead and start preparing our frosting.  Use a double boiler to melt 140 grams of our wonderful Joy Wax.  Allow it to melt to 200 degrees, then allow the temperature to drop to 175 degrees, and add 14 grams of our Cinnamon Yums Yums Fragrance Oil.  Be sure to stir that fragrance oil in very well.

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Now comes the fun part!  Remove the silcone heart cupcake mold and…LETS DECORATE!!!!  Add sprinkles to the top of each heart candle and one heart embed to each Valentines Day Cupcake Candle.  We will need to continuously stir, stir, stir that wax until it cools and looks like frosting. Once you have a nice and thick frosting, start placing it on top of your heart cupcake base.  You want you frosting go up to the height of the wick pin.  Just be careful not to cover the wick pin completely.

Finally, just let them setup.  Then, remove the wick pins and thread one CD 10 to each candle.  Trim the wicks back before you burn them.  You need them to be about ¼ inch.

We hope you loved making the Valentines Day Cupcake Candle as much as we did!  Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and your fabulously scented cinnamon candle!  Make sure you check back for more fragrance fun!  Also, check our recipe box that is packed full of recipes and classes!

Jan
08

Butterfly Meadows Scent

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butterfly meadows fragrance oilButterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all you wonderful people out there! Have you been feeling bold lately? Maybe thinking about leaving your comfort zone or wanting to just break free? Or maybe you already have and you’re looking for the perfect way to express your liberty and creativity through your new creations? Here at Nature’s Garden, we love coming up with new ideas, and we have the perfect fragrance for you to express yourself with whatever project you choose! Our Butterfly Meadows scent is the absolute perfect fragrance to show just how much you’ve grown and broken free!
What Does Butterfly Meadows Smell Like?

Butterfly Meadows by Nature’s Garden is the beautiful aroma of an amazing bright and sunny summer day! This fragrance will delight you with the wonderful aroma of the fresh outdoors, beginning with top notes of refreshing verbena, soft heliotrope, and summer dandelion. It has middle notes of weeping willow trees, beautiful spring meadows, and lovely lily of the valley leading to base notes of Kentucky blue grass and sweet pea blossoms.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil?

Butterfly Meadows is the perfect fragrance to show how you’ve decided to break free and express yourself. This scent is sure to revitalize all of your projects and will leave all of your friends and family wondering how they can immediately capture this delightful fragrance! For all the candle makers out there, Butterfly Meadows performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, while also working nice and strong in soy wax. Go ahead and fill your home with this amazing scent by using it in some nice and strong aroma beads! You can also have this fragrance flow through your home by using in your own homemade incense and potpourri recipes, with a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, Butterfly Meadows has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products it can be used in are bath oils, lotions, soaps, bath gels, and perfumes. This fragrance does not have any vanillin content, which means that it should not tend to discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our cold process results are: it does set up fast and has a moderate acceleration. Butterfly Meadows scent does also discolor cold process soap to a light pale yellow color.

 

Now I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this wonderful fragrance as soon as possible, but hold on! We offer many great free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, and our amazing Envelope Sachet recipe is actually made with our Butterfly Meadows scent! When you type “butterfly meadows” into the search bar on our website, you will be taken right to our Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the name and picture of our Envelope Sachet recipe and is actually a direct link straight to the wonderful recipe! Enjoy these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
31

Candle Molds

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candle-moldsCandle Molds

Hello all you fantastic people out there! For all the candle makers out there, do you have a favorite kind of candle you like to make? Maybe you have a certain shape or color you like to stick with? Are you looking to give your candles a unique twist? How about trying some fun new candle molds? Here at Nature’s Garden, we have so many different candle products and all kinds of candle molds! We have everything from tea light molds to metal molds and we also have embed molds. If you’re wondering what embed molds are, they’re so much fun! Embed molds come in all different shapes, high heeled shoes, coffee cups….even mixed fruit! You can even use them for wax tarts in recipes like our Chocolate Blossoms Wax Tarts Recipe!  Embed molds are also used to add dimension to jar candles, and gel candles.  With the various embed molds we offer, I’m certain you will find everything you want to change up your candles or wax melts!

We have tea light candle molds available for you in several quantities:   you can purchase just one for a sample, 100, or you can even purchase them in bulk: 2500! You know how adorable tea light candles are, and they are the perfect way for customers to be able to sample your candles! For our metal molds, we actually have three different types of metal pillar molds, stainless tart floater molds, and stainless votive molds. Why not make your candles octagonal shaped using our octagonal pillar mold or an adorable floating candle? We also have square pillar molds and round pillar molds as well!

Now for our embed molds, we have so many options! So many fun and unique molds to choose from! We offer everything from bumble bees to gemstones, pumpkins to crosses, champagne bottles to flip flops, and even pirate coins! How much fun for the little ones to make pirate coin soap! Embeds are actually used to make little pieces of soap or wax to be added to candles or used by themselves for wax tarts. These molds are made for making chocolate, but they are also used for candle or soap making! But if you do use them for soap or candle making, just make sure not to use them for chocolates again, as your chocolate will taste like fragrance and fragrance should not be ingested.

Did you know that our silicone soap molds can be used for candle making as well? You can find all of those fun molds in with our candle tart molds. Make sure to try out our Retro Flowers Mold or our Petite Hearts Mold! But hold on, we also have wick pins for our votive candles and even rubber candle plugs! If you click on the Candle Supplies tab on our website, that will show you all the category options for our candle making supplies. Click on Candle Molds and that will take you directly to all the categories of the many molds we offer! Enjoy all of these wonderful products and have fun making your new candles! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
28

Types of Soy Wax

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464 soy wax444 soy wax415 soy wax                                                                                                                                      Types of Soy Wax

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! For all you crafty people out there, have you ever used soy wax when making your candles before? Or maybe you prefer wow wax or joy wax? For the soy wax lovers, do you have a certain type of soy wax you prefer to use? Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually offer three different types of soy wax:  415, 444, and 464. Soy wax is awesome to use for your candles, this is for sure a product you should use as soon as possible!

Did you know that soy wax is actually produced from soybeans? Soy wax is non-toxic, biodegradable, and it s kosher! We are proud to say that all three of our soy waxes are Golden Foods Brand Waxes. Our 415 soy wax is a 100% pure natural soy wax. What sets it aside from our other waxes is that it has absolutely no additives added to it. Our 415 pure soy wax can be blended with many other waxes as well: beeswax, paraffin, and even microcrystalline wax. It has a pour temperature of 110 degrees and at its melting point, this wax will be around 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This wax can actually carry up to about a 12% fragrance load per pound because of its high melting point, which will make the candle’s scent stronger.  This 100% pure soy wax can also be used to make natural cosmetics.

Our 444 soy wax is different from the 415 soy wax because it does have a soy based additive added to it, but yet it is still a natural wax. The additive in this wax actually helps to combat many flaws that are also contained in the 415 wax. When this 444 wax is ready for pouring, the additive in it actually helps to keep it in a fluid form for pouring instead of the slush that occurs when the 415 is ready for pouring. This additive also increases the pour temperature, helps to achieve a smoother finished candle, and also helps to reduce frosting issues. Our 444 wax can be blended with microcrystalline, beeswax, and paraffin waxes, has the same melting point as the 415, and a pour temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has a 12% fragrance load per pound, making these strongly scented candles as well.

Our third and final soy wax is our 464 Golden Foods soy wax. This wax is extremely similar to our 444 soy wax and also contains the same soy based additive. What makes this wax unique from the other two is that it reduces frosting, has a smoother wax finish in finished candles, and also has an increased pour temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The 464 soy wax can be blended with beeswax,  paraffin wax,  as well as microcrystalline and has a melting point of 115-120 degrees. The fact that this is a lower melting point actually helps to achieve better glass adhesion for finished candles.  This wax has a maximum scent load of around 10-12%, but it is suggested to keep it closer to 10% so that you do not have any fragrance seeping problems.

It is important to note that all soy wax can produce a frosting appearance due to its natural chemical makeup.  The natural soy additives in 444 soy wax and 464 wax will help to reduce this frosting, but may not completely prevent frosting from occurring.  This frost look does not affect the quality of your candles, but some of our customers do not like this frosting look.  Most people who are familiar with soy wax candles realize that soy wax candles have this natural frosting appearance to some extent.   The only way we have found to completely prevent frosting in candle making is to use a paraffin wax, or beeswax instead.

Make sure to check out our awesome class on How To Make Soy Wax Candles, or try out our Soy Wax Kit! Enjoy these wonderful products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
23

How to Color Candles

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how to color candlesHow to Color Candles

Hi everyone! Are you just starting out making your own candles? Wondering how to color candles? Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually have many wonderful products that are used specifically for the candle coloring process. We offer only the best candle coloring products out there, with each item having its own vibrant personality! We offer so many different dye products, each having their own different specifications when used in your candles. We have liquid candle dye options as well as color block dye. We even have mica dust that you can sprinkle on the outside of you pillar candles to give them the effect of sparkling!

For liquid candle dyes, we offer various Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes ranging in color. The colors of liquid dyes we offer here at Nature’s Garden are brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, burgundy, purple, and teal. (However, when using these liquid dyes, please just note that they are very concentrated!) To use the liquid dyes, just put a few drops of the liquid into your melted wax.  If you are in the mood for more of a pastel color (or if you are doing a very small batch) for your candle, all you have to do to the dye is dilute it using vegetable oil with the ratio of 1:1. Be careful with the amount of dye you use as well. When you use liquid dye, it allows you to create more consistent coloring in your candles since you count how any drops are put in. But be careful not use more than 10 drops per pound of wax, or else your candles may have a chemical smell to them.

For our color block dyes, the colors we offer are red, burgundy, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown, cinnamon, teal, cranberry, and a coral/peach. To use a color block to color your candle, simply shave off the desired amount and place it into your melted wax.  One color block is actually enough to easily deeply dye 15 pounds of wax. When using color blocks, they actually do not produce colors as vibrant as the liquid dyes, so they are better when trying to attain more subtle colors. However, when using color blocks, make sure that the block is fully incorporated before pouring your candle! They can tend to produce little specks of colors on the bottoms of your candles if they are not fully melted and mixed into the wax.

Want to give your pillar some sparkle to bling it up a little bit? Use some of our Gold Pigment Mica or our Diamond Dust Mica to dust the outside of your pillars! This will give your pillars a beautiful shimmer! Have you ever thoughts of using crayons to color your candles? Well, please don’t! Using crayons for coloring can actually cause the candle to start smoking and may even clog your wicks! Crayons are not alone in this predicament. When dying your candles, be sure not to use too much color as this can cause the wick to become clogged and it may cause your candle to smoke more than it should be. It can even inhibit the throw of your chosen scent and reduce the melt pool of the candle. Candle dyes are not for cosmetic use either! Check out all of our free recipes and classes, we offer many free candle recipes, and even a Candle Coloring Class that tells all about our candle coloring products! If you click on candle supplies then candle colorants on our website, that will show you all of the candle colorants we offer. Our Candle Coloring class even tells how to mix your own colors to achieve the colors you want. Enjoy these wonderful products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
11

Christmas Thyme Scent

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christmas thyme fragrance oilChristmas Thyme Scent- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s almost here! Christmas is just weeks away, pretty much right around the corner! Have you finished all your present shopping? Do you have everything wrapped and ready to go? Are all of your decorations up? This is the most wonderful time of the year and definitely the most exciting! Are you looking for some new Christmas fragrances to add to your holiday projects? Have you ever tried our Christmas Thyme Scent? It is the perfect fragrance to add to all of your projects, and it is the perfect scent to use for gifts for all of your loved ones!

What Does Christmas Thyme Scent Smell Like?

Christmas Thyme by Nature’s Garden is the wonderful aroma of apples and bayberries with base notes of thyme and fresh thyme needles. Christmas Thyme also has top notes of cinnamon bark that is freshly ground. This amazing scent is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil?

Do you see that little red light in the sky? Rudolph gets closer and closer every day, leading Santa’s sleigh filled with presents! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! When used in the candle making process, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! If you would like to have your whole house enveloped in this lovely scent, Christmas Thyme can be used in some nice and strong aroma beads! There is also a 50% maximum usage rate for this fragrance if used in incense and potpourri recipes!

For bath and body products however, Christmas Thyme scent is not body safe. So please, do not attempt to use it in any soaps, lotions, perfumes, creams, or any other type of bath and body product. It is best to stick with just filling your house with this amazing scent!

Although, this fragrance is not body safe, please don’t hesitate to use it in candles or potpourri recipes! Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually offer many free recipes and classes, and our free recipe for our Christmas Liquid Potpourri is actually made with our Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil! Make sure to try out this amazing recipe! It would be the perfect stocking stuffer or new unique gift to give to all of your friends and family, and even your customers! But make sure to check out all the rest of our free Christmas recipes as well!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful scent as soon as possible? All you have to do is type “chris thyme” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil. On top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” If you click on that tab, you will see the name and picture of our Christmas Liquid Potpourri recipe. That is a direct link to the actual free recipe. Make sure to check out this awesome product as soon as possible!! Please contact us with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
09

Christmas Cabernet Scent

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christmas cabernet fragrance oilChristmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all of you wonderful people! Are you all ready for Christmas? Do you have your delicious cookies baked and ready for the big guy yet? Is all of your shopping done for your amazing family and friends? Or are you looking for the perfect Christmas scent to add to your new projects to use as unique heartfelt gifts for all of your loved ones? How about our Christmas Cabernet scent? Christmas Cabernet is definitely the perfect fragrance to use for all of your holidays projects and gifts!

What Does Christmas Cabernet Smell Like?

Christmas Cabernet by Nature’s Garden is sure to make you want to speed up the clock to reach the time for Christmas celebrations! It is the scent of a full-bodied wine with power and a good varietal character, and hints of the flavor of delicious red cherries, giving it an excellent balance of flavors and a long finish! Christmas Cabernet also gives off the aroma of a beautiful bouquet of oak and berries and is the classically traditional red that is perfect for the holiday season!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil?

With the warmth of the Christmas spirit inside you and everyone you know, Christmas Cabernet is the perfect fragrance to use for this holiday season. For all you candle makers out there, this scent is just right for you! When used for candles, it performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is also nice and strong in soy wax! Hoping to fill your house with a warm Christmassy scent for the holidays? This fragrance actually is lovely in some nice and strong aroma beads! It can even be used in potpourri and incense recipes with a maximum usage rate of 50%!
For bath and body products, Christmas Cabernet has a 5% maximum usage rate. Common products it can be used in are lotions, creams, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. However, when used in bath and body products, this fragrance does have a .35% vanillin content, meaning it can possibly discolor your products. Just make sure to thoroughly test it before using it on finished products! For all you cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a very strong scent and no acceleration, but it does discolor products to a light beige color.

This fragrance is the perfect fragrance for this coming holiday season! It is sure to remind you of many Christmas parties past, and brings thoughts of many more to come! Christmas Cabernet is a wonderful fragrance to use for all of your Christmas projects and even new gifts for your family and friends! The easiest way to get ahold of this amazing scent is by typing “chris caber” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil page! But while you’re there, make sure to check out all of our wonderful free classes and recipes as well! You are sure to enjoy each and every one of them! Please contact us if you have any problems or concerns and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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