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Oct
29

Apple Cinnamon Scent

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apple cinnamon original fragrance oilApple Cinnamon- Original Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our original Apple Cinnamon scent is sure to delight your senses. It is a smell that is sure to throw your taste buds into over drive, and remind you of every delicious apple recipe you’ve ever tried. Whether it’s apple cider or plain old apple pie, this fragrance will get your stomach rumbling with its’ delicious reminders. Apple Cinnamon is sure to be a scent that will keep everyone you know coming back for more again and again. If you are looking for a scent to get everyone’s taste buds tingling, then this is the perfect one!

 

What Does Apple Cinnamon- Original Smell Like?

Apple Cinnamon- Original fragrance by Nature’s Garden is a NG original scent! It is the wonderfully delectable scent of fresh cinnamon sticks sprinkled over a delicious juicy red McIntosh apple.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Cinnamon- Original Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for the perfect way to tingle the tastes of everyone you know? Then Apple Cinnamon is precisely what you’ve been looking for! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you’ve been searching for. It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, and is also nice and strong in soy wax. You can also get the smell of Apple Cinnamon wafting throughout your house by using this amazing fragrance in potpourri or incense. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For all the crafters out there who like to make their own bath and body products, unfortunately this fragrance is not body safe. So please do not use it for any lotions, perfumes, bath gels, or any other kind of bath and body product recipe. Melt and pour and cold process soapers, this includes you as well.  However, we do offer a body safe version found here.

 

Apple Cinnamon- Original scent is the perfect scent for any candle or project you are in the mood for. It is a fragrance that is sure to bring back delicious childhood memories of possibly your first taste of apple cider, or maybe your first time trying a candy apple, bobbing for apples, or even your very first delectable taste of a yummy apple pie! Who can turn down the scent of a tasty red apple? This smell is definitely one that you and everyone you know will surely not be able to resist!

Are you just drooling at the thought of this wonderful fragrance? Wondering what the easiest way to find this awesomeness is on our new website? Well, all you have to do is type “apple cinnamon original” into our search bar and it will take you directly to this amazing fragrance! But hold on, there’s more! On the top of the fragrance picture is a little green link that says “Recipe”. If you click on that link, it will show you the name and a picture of one of our many free recipes, Candle Wax Tarts! By clicking that link, it will take you directly to that wonderful recipe! But be sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! You will definitely love them! Have fun and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
26

30 Free Candle Recipes

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30-FREE-Candle-Recipes-cop30 Free Candle Recipes

For all the candle makers out there, are you tired of making the same candles over and over again? In need of some new and exciting recipes? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we offer over 40+ candle recipes! Awesome right? You will definitely be able to settle your craving for something new here! Here are 30 free candle recipes, be sure to check them all out!

 

1. Blueberry Muffin Candle- You will have the tantalizing scent of blueberry muffins baking in the oven all through your home.

Blueberry Muffin Candle

2. Beer Candle- A fun candle that all those manly men out there are sure to love.

Beer Candle

3. Bug Repelling Candle- Need a way to get rid of those annoying mosquitos and such? This candle will do it!

Bug Repelling

4. Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart- A reminder of the smells of delicious cookies baking.

Chocolate Blossom Tarts

5. Cinnamon Bun Candle- The smell will make your mouth water with the thought of a tasty hot cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Buns Candle

6. Day at the Beach Candle- Your mind will be transported to the shores of a favorite vacation spot.

Day at the Beach

7. Ducks on the Pond Candle- This adorable candle is sure to overload your system with its cuteness!

Ducks on the Pond

8. Football Field Candle Loaf- The guys are sure to love this during a game!

Football Field9. Gummy Bears Candle- A fun project to include the kiddos on!

Gummy Bears

10. Honeycomb Candle- All of your busy bee friends will be buzzing with excitement.

Honeycomb Candle

 
11. Hydrangea Candle- Your house will be filled with the scents of spring.

Hydrangea Candle

12. Pigs in the Mud Candle- Perfect for all the animal lovers out there, they will love the good laugh this candle will bring them!

Pigs in the Mud Candle

13. Stacked Flower Tarts- You will be enveloped with the smells of beautiful flowers!

Stacked flowers

14. Rainbow Candle- A definite reminder that there will always be a rainbow after the rain passes.

Candle Recipe

15. Leopard Candle- For all the animal print lovers like myself, this is perfect!

Leopard Candle

16. Zebra Candle- More animal print to make us girls happy!

Zebra Candle

17. Pot o Gold Candle- Maybe there really is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Pot o Gold

18. Pug Candle- A fun reminder of all our favorite furry friends!

Pug Candle

19. Smores Candle- These yummy treats are sure to be on your brain with this!

Smores Candle

20. Santa Candle- A great way to start off the holiday season!

Santa Candle

21. Pink Camouflage Candle- This candle is awesome for all those tomboys out there who want a little touch of girly.

Pink Camo

22. Mardi Gras Candle- The perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Candle23. Green Beer Candle- You can’t celebrate St. Patty’s Day without your green beer!

Green Beer Candle

24. Independence Day Candle- A creative candle to remember our nation’s birthday!

Independence Day

25. Valentine’s Day Candle- The feeling of romance is sure to follow this scent.

Valentines Day Candle

26. Green Camouflage Candle- This manly candle is perfect for all those many men.

Green Camo

27. Gingerbread Latte Candle- Another wonderful Christmas scent with the smells of gingerbread men filling your home!

Gingerbread Latte

28. Mothers Day Candle- A special creative gift your mother is sure to love!

Mothers Day

29. Bloody Fun Candle- This candle is great attraction to add to your house of haunts!

Bloody Fun

30. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri- This potpourri is sure to bring the beauty of wintery snow into your home!

Glistening Potpourri

All you candle makers out there are sure to adore our recipes! Your creations are sure to bring so many homey and wonderful scents to your home and your loved ones! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
07

Homemade Zebra Candle

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make your own zebra candleHow to make your very own homemade Zebra Candle!

This easy to make project is even fun to create.  Besides the standard candle making supplies such as: soy wax, wicks, scent, color, and jars; you will also need beeswax.  We will be using the beeswax to make the zebra stripes in the candle.  Because of the pliability of beeswax, it has the capability of being shaped easily into stripes.  Plus, due to the high melt point it has, beeswax can withstand a pour of another wax (soy), as long as the temperature isn’t too extreme.

Although for this project, the scent that was selected was Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil, when you make your own zebra candle you can scent it to your pleasing.  The same is true for the candle color.  Since our fragrance oil has the name hot pink in it, the decision was made to make the zebra candle stripes pink on a white (or uncolored) background.

To see the full list of possible candle scents, please click on this link.  There are over 800 different fragrances to choose from!

Here are your total recipe weights to make (2) 16oz. Zebra Candles:
190 grams beeswax
2 drops candle dye (if making the candle like pictured)
About 4 oz.  of candle scent
1100 grams of soy wax (Golden Foods 444 soy wax)

Other items that you will need for this recipe are:
wax paper
pencil
knife
9×13 cake pan
2- 16 oz candle jars
4 wicks (we used 2- cd10 wicks per candle)
scale
2 pots (for double boiler method)
stirring spoon
cutting board
thermometer

Below are the steps to make your very own zebra candle (pictures included):

Step 1:  Using the double boiler method, weigh out and melt 190 grams of beeswax.  You will want to set the temperature of your stove top between medium and low heat while melting.  Stir the beeswax occasionally as it melts.

steps to make a zebra candle

Step 2:   This step is the colorant of your zebra stripes:  Once the beeswax is melted, now you will add 2 drops of your candle colorant, and stir.  Once you are done, place your pouring pot back into the heat source.

color for the zebra candle

Step 3:  To make the zebra stripes, you will need to concentrate your beeswax in a portion of the area in your cake pan.  To do this, lay out your cake pan on a flat surface.  Next, roughly measure out at least 9 inches in length.  Hold this place by setting your knife across the pan.  Finally, lay the wax paper over the cake pan and knife.  Carefully, tuck the corners of the wax paper down.

how to make zebra stripes

Step 4:  Now it is time to scent your beeswax:  Remove your beeswax from the heat source.  Weigh out about 19 grams of your candle fragrance oil.  Then, add the fragrance and stir to incorporate it throughout the wax.

zebra candle scent

Step 5:  Now, take your beeswax and slowly start to pour it over the flat portion of the wax paper.  Allow this to fully set up.  Do not try to rush this step.  Cooling beeswax too quickly, may cause it to crack!

making the zebra candle stripes

Step 6:  Once the beeswax has hardened, and is cool to the touch; gently remove it from the cake pan.  Carefully stand the square on one end and starting in one corner, peel away the wax paper.  Then, place the beeswax on your cutting board.  Finally, cut off any jagged edges using your knife.

zebra candle recipe

Step 7:  For the background of your zebra candle, you will be using soy wax.  In order to have enough wax for 2 candles, weigh out and melt 1100 grams of soy wax.  Melt this wax using the double boiler method.  While the wax is melting, stir occasionally.

soy wax zebra candle

Step 8:  You will create the zebra stripe pattern using the tip of a pencil.  Trace this lightly into the beeswax.  The shape that you will want to draw will be various sized long and irregular lines similar to tree branches.  When you are finished, cut these lines out.

making zebra stripes in beeswax

Step 9:  Once you have a few of your stripes cut out, carefully begin to place them individually against the inside wall of your candle jar.  It is best to start at the bottom of your jar and work in an angular direction.  Apply slight and even pressure until the stripes stick.  Repeat this step until you have the zebra design you are looking for.  Then, do it again for your second candle.

zebra candle pattern

Step 10:  Center and secure your wicks to the bottom of your candle jars.  Then, set aside.

centering your wicks

Step 11:  When your soy wax is in a completely liquid state, remove it from the heat source.  If you are adding color to the background of the zebra candle, do this now.  Then, add 110 grams of fragrance Oil.  Stir again.

Step 12:  Using your thermometer, wait until the soy wax reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit; this temperature will not melt your zebra stripes.  Pour the soy wax into your candle jars.  Don’t forget to straighten your wicks. Allow the candles to fully set up undisturbed.

pouring a zebra candle

Now it is time to celebrate, your Zebra candles are now ready to use.  Simply trim your wick, light, and enjoy your new awesome candle.

Jan
20

Granulated Wax Candles

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rainbow candleGranulated Wax Candles

Although most candle makers melt down wax to make their candles, it is possible to create wax art candles if you have granulated wax at your disposal.  Since no heating is involved in the candle making process, this can be a fun project that you can do with your kids.  The sky is the limit as to how creative you can be.  You can used multiple colors, layer the wax, and even create artwork pictures on the inside of your candle jars.  How about scenting each layer a different scent?  You can do that too.  How fun is that!

Natures Garden offers two different kinds of granulated waxes that you can use to make granulated wax candles:  Pillar of Bliss wax and Palm Container wax.  The kind of colorant that you want to use is Spectrum Candle Dyes (you never want to use water soluble dyes or any types of pigments when making these candles).  hydrangea candle

How to Make Wax Art Candles

1.  Obtain a 16 oz. apothecary jar or any other candle safe glass jar that you desire to use.

2.  Using a hot glue gun, place a small amount of hot glue on the wick tabs of  (2)  CD-12 wicks and adhere wicks to the bottom of your jar (equally spaced apart).  Set aside.

3.  Decide how many colors you want to use in your candle.  Scoop about 1/2 cup of granulated wax of your choice into a zip lock bag.  Add a drop of spectrum candle dye to the bag and mix wax well.  Typically, a 16 oz. apothecary jar will hold a total of (6) 1/2 cups of granulated wax, so it is possible to use 6 different colors in your jar.

4.  Move on to your next color.  Do the same as mentioned above until you have a total of 3 cups of colored granulated wax.

5.  A 16 oz. apothecary jar can handle a total of 1.5oz. of fragrance.  Going above this amount will likely create a fire hazard.  So, at this point, add a little fragrance to each bag of colored wax and mix until you have added a total of 1 to 1.5 oz. of fragrance total.

6.  Add your colored and scented wax to your candle jars.  You can layer the wax any way that you desire.  Fill the jar with your granulated wax.

7.  Once you are done, trim your wicks to 1/2″ for your first burn.  Keep wicks at 1/4″ for future burns.  Enjoy!!

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