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Oct
14

The Sense of Smell & Cleaning House

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Well, as I am sure that we are all on the same boat, last weekend I started the switch over from the spring/summer wardrobe and décor to the fall/winter ones.  This super fun task is not my favorite, as I am sure you can read my sarcasm.   Not only does my house look like World War 3 had occurred in it; but as I am switching out the storage boxes from the basement, and I am realizing that my home is not as clean and organized as I thought!  UGH.

It is time to pull it together.  My most dreaded season is next… winter… and the cold weather blues.  No more outside evenings with cookouts and the warm sun rays.  Sadly, I will miss them.  And in my down and outedness (yes, that is another word I made up), I had still not reached my rock bottom.  My dark and ominous realization then came to light…winter is around the bend. I soon had to accept the claustrophobic notion of winterizing my home.  To put it frankly, very soon there will be no more crisp autumn breezes flowing through my windows, and I am racing the time clock on really giving my home a thorough deep cleaning one last time before the Jack Frost arrives and decides to stay for a while.

So, I am looking at one last cleaning before we shut down the house.  Yikes, this is a major task!  What to do… where to start… I need a game plan.  To be honest, I am a control freak.  In order to embark on this journey, I needed four very important things.  First, a strategic list of the duties I had at hand.  Second, the happiest, brightest, hot pink highlighter I owned to cross off my finished chores.  Thirdly, the right frame of mind.  And, last but certainly not least, something to keep me motivated so that I stayed with it.  In the past, I have tried several things, but never really found anything that I could count on to work each time.  I needed to figure this out desperately, but I was struggling as to what I could use to stay focused, so I did the next logical thing; I googled it.

The result, I actually found a website about this topic.  The information was all about using your 5 senses to clean.  Obviously, our senses are all used to let us know when it is time to get mean and clean.  We see a mess, we clean it up.  If there is a stench in the kitchen, it is time to take out the trash and wash those dishes in the sink.  If the handle you just touched is sticky, it is time to wipe it down.  I am sure you are all getting the idea.

Now, let’s look at the senses in a new light; a cohort in cleaning if you will.

The sense of sight
It is crucial when cleaning to not overwhelm yourself.  Sure, it is easy to look around and feel like you alone are battling the world when it comes to deep cleaning your house, but take it one step at a time.  Start with a small portion or corner.  Then, gradually move on to the next section.  On a personal note, I found this worked best for me.  I split each room into four sections.  Then, working each section as if it was its own individual room, I remove everything I could.  I wiped the walls and windows.  Then, I cleaned, dusted, and analyzed if that item belonged in that area.  Finally, I vacuumed.  I know that it seems like a lot, but it actually isn’t.  I found that my cleaning time was cut in half.  Even with distractions like my children, I had no problem picking up where I left off.

The sense of hearing
Cleaning with the television on is not a great way to multi-task.  I as well have been guilty as charged.  I always thought that I would powerhouse clean during my shows because I could listen and know what was going on.  That did not work; I always ended up sitting on the couch engrossed in the show.  Then, I made the agreement with myself that I would work during the commercial breaks, but that was a pipe dream.  That never happened; I always found other things to do during that time such as getting snacks, or a quick bathroom break.  So, I tried the suggestion of cranking up the music.  I used my library playlist from my computer and went to town.  It totally worked, I was energized.

The sense of smell
Well, we all know that stinky scents will motivate us to at least deal with where the stench is coming from, but smells can also be used to motivate, inspire, and energize.  This was a new concept for me, so I thought it was worth a whirl.  It turns out the scent of peppermint can do this.  Spraying peppermint in the air where the cleaning needs to take place works.  The smell is actually energizing.  I tried a different minty scent in each room I deep cleaned.  They were all a success!  Here are my top 3 selections; I give them all 5 star ratings!

1.  Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

2.  Eucalyptus Spearmint Fragrance Oil

3.  Peppermint Fragrance Oil  

 

How to Make Odor Eliminator Spray-  I scented mine with Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fragrance Oil

 

The sense of taste
I know… this one threw me for a loop too.  But, there is an actual correlation between what is going on in our mouth, and our drive to clean house.  The main culprit is our salivary glands.  As it turns out, anything that negatively effects the way things taste directly affects our activity level.  Broken down, we need our taste to be spot on if we want the initiative to clean some house.  However, have no fear; this is a really easy problem to solve.  By chewing a piece of minty gum, (or having a piece of mint candy in your mouth) you can get a jump start on your tasks.

The sense of touch
I cannot be the only mom in the world that has picked up my children’s playroom and wondered what was the sticky layer on the toys and how did they get it there?  Instantly, I get the sensation to remove every element of the room and scrub, disinfect, and repeat.  I always thought that I did this as a way to prohibit the germs.  Although, I am sure that something about my line of thinking still rings true, it also has to do with controlling our environment and keeping it less chaotic.  The best resolution- get down and dirty with cleaning, but do not forget the latex gloves!
Interested in seeing it for yourself:
http://www.shelterpop.com/2011/09/02/clean-better/

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone
Inspire, Create, and Dominate!
Sparkles!!! Nicole
(Corporate Manager of
Natures Garden Candle Supplies)
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Sep
10

How to be more Frugal

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The Smell of Money…I Love Being Frugal

Growing up in a family of eight was definitely quite an experience.    This nature of necessity was instilled in all of us from a very early age.  We survived on my father’s paycheck, and my mother stayed home to raise all six of us.  We had all of the love and rearing we needed without being clouded by keeping up with the Joneses.  Did I love my situation as a child, no!  However, as an adult I cherish the frugal foundation that my parents provided us all because now, I can hang with the Joneses without their debt!  Frugal is fun! In my opinion, it is the best of both worlds.  You can still get what you want, just without the cost.  It is all about dedication, planning, coupon clipping, and patience.

I am not ashamed to shout it from the roof tops and I have even been caught singing and dancing in the check out aisle as my bill total is slashed due to my frugal shopping and couponing.  Recently, I even got a $1.79 bag of Natural cat treats for 11 cents- I am smiling right now thinking about it.

I truly felt like I had found my soul mate when I heard J’aime on Extreme Couponing exclaim, “My eleventh commandment is Thou shall not pay retail!”   Now, it is mine too.  It is a happy addiction, and I have self diagnosed my own condition as a Sav-a-holic.

Do I believe that you have to be engrained with this frugal notion from an early age, no.  Changing over to a frugal shopper is easy.  Here are some of my tips:

  1. Always purchase the Sunday paper- Yes, it may
    cost around $2.00, but the coupon value alone in any given Sunday well
    surpasses the cost out of pocket.  Plus,
    you will have many of the local stores weekly ads.  ***Hint- Some stores even run specials on the
    couponed items for extra savings.
  2. Keep a running list of all of the items you need
    to purchase, and check that against your coupons.  My advice is to break it down according to
    stores.  Many grocery stores even have a
    double coupon day (usually Mondays or Tuesdays) where they will double your
    coupon up to 99 cents.  Hello, that can
    save up to $1.98 per item!
  3. Never be afraid to cherry pick.  Stores are known for going extremely low on
    certain items to lure shoppers in.  Take
    the bait, but leave the store when you have the items on your list.
  4. Always check the clearance or reduced for quick
    sale aisle.  I find many gems here,
    especially produce and meats.
  5. Internet is amazing.  Many times I will Google a store or specific
    brand to see if there are any coupons I can use.  This is also an extra way to save when you
    might be eating out at a restaurant.

So, how hard is it to save money?   Cutting just the tiniest amount or shaving a minute amount off your bills can quickly add up to a very nice chunk of change.  Frugal is NOT cheap.  Frugal is smart!  Allow for your purchases to be multi-functional.  If there is a great sale, don’t hesitate to get a few of the items for the holidays or birthdays.  Some deals are just too great
to pass up.

Wondering why I am blogging about this…

Well, we all know that Natures Garden always provides the best quality, wholesale-priced products on the market, especially fragrances.   A little birdie just told me that there are some fabulous products on CLEARANCE right now.  Grab them while you can.  The green bottles will definitely be festive in your holiday baskets this year, and the fragrances are too hot not to get your hands on.  These prices cannot be beat.  My advice:  Be Frugal and Love it!

http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/candlemaking-soap-supplies/category/weekly/Weekly-Sale.html

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!!  Nicole

(Corporate Manager of

Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Aug
20

FUN New Fragrance Oils

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Many of our store customers are raving about our newest fragrance oils at Natures Garden! What have we created this time?

 

kiss and tell fragrance oilFun New Fragrance Oils


Kiss and Tell Fragrance Oil

a flirty, colorful blend of succulent purple passion fruit, burgundy Tuscan grapes, sun-kissed yellow peonies, fragrant vanilla orchids, and just a hint of fresh greenery. [VIEW]
Magic Potion Fragrance Oil
a magical aromatic blend of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin, full bodied middle notes of Georgia peach, purple plums, Valencia grapes, and soft rose petals; sitting on a wonderful base note of  Nubian musk. [VIEW]

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil
an uplifting, energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fabulous, red raspberries. [VIEW]

 


Knock Out Fragrance Oil
A spicy, rich, warm woody fragrance with bright notes of lime, bergamot, and pineapple enhanced with notes of rose, muguet lily, and jasmine; sitting on masculine base notes of green moss, dark musk, cedar, sandalwood, and amber.  Any man wearing this scent is sure to be a KNOCK OUT! [VIEW]

Beach Bum Fragrance Oil
captures the essence of summer like no other fragrance; combining juicy mandarin, sand jasmine, and refreshing oceanic mist. [VIEW]

 

 

Aug
14

RECIPE MONDAY!

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It’s Monday! Let’s get the week started with two awesome NEW recipes

Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts

 

 

PUMPKIN DELIGHT CLAMSHELL TARTS

A triple layer of fragrance fun that is super easy to make!

[Download Recipe]

 

 

Monkey Farts Lip Balm

 

 

MONKEY FARTS LIP BALM

With a name like this, who could HELP but try it!!

[Download Recipe]

 

 

Every Monday we’ll post two new recipes in the Recipe Box on our Facebook Fan Page (where over 20,000 friends have joined us!). Check out our pages for tips, testimonials, helpful questions answered and lots more. For more recipe ideas, including candles, soaps, air fresheners, bath & body, and visit our website.

HAPPY MONDAY! Smiles!!

- Deborah

Feb
21

Easter 2011 Fragrance Oils

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Easter Fragrance Oils

Easter Fragrances 2011

Easter Fragrance Oils

Easter is just around the corner!  Do you need some help choosing Easter Fragrances for Easter?  Natures Garden can help!  We have reviewed all of our fragrance oils, and have carefully selected the perfect fragrances for your Easter products.NG April Clean Fragrance Oil  is reminiscent of  Downy April Fresh.  The aroma of fresh powder, light musk, and just a hint of fresh spring flowers of lavender, jasmine, and tulips.

Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil  is a burst of luscious fruity tones teases the senses with this gourmand confection. Wild cherry balances with ripe peach and tangy strawberry for the candy sensation at the fragrance heart. Hints of cinnamon boost the cherry, as a smooth combination of vanilla and musk creates sugary undertones.

Lily of the Valley Fragrance Oil:  A Best Seller! A very fresh and green muguet de bois; true to name lily of the valley aroma.

Hyacinth Fragrance Oil:  The floral fresh aroma of real hyacinth flowers.

Heavenly Fragrance Oil:  An enticing romantic blend of juicy McIntosh apples enhanced and sweetened by rich French jasmine, cyclamen, and fresh rose petals. Very Complex!

Heaven Fragrance Oil:  An NG Original Fragrance! An ozony aroma combining the softness of baby powder with base notes of sweet pears and peaches.

Natures Garden Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil:  An NG Original Fragrance!  The innocent and loving blend of soft rose petals, baby breath, and white flowers, with perfect accents of clove, nutmeg, patchouli, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla.

God’s Love Fragrance Oil:  An NG Original Fragrance! The ozony aroma of soft baby powder with just the right amount of ripened sweet mulberries.

Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil:  A Best Seller! This fragrance smells just like a Floral Shoppe; a unique combination of carnation, tulips, roses, and the ozony base note of fresh greenery.

Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil:  An NG Original Fragrance! We worked on this fragrance for a long time; testing more than 20 scents before we found The One!  Numerous perfumists kept trying to sell us scents that smelled like an Easter basket. Oh, this was fun!  This vibrant blend of shimmering garden greens is highlighted with a hint of mint for a fresh sensation. A blend of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones for added texture, while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend. Hints of musk finish the fragrance.

Natures Garden Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil- An NG Original Fragrance!  Juicy bursts of citrus spiced with clove, carrot, nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaf and comforting vanilla extract.

Vanda Orchid Fragrance Oil:  An NG Original Scent! Wild berries and blooming flowers combine to create romance with this fruity floral creation. Sparkling citrus tones lead to a wild blueberry accord as the scent unfolds. A bouquet of delicate white Vanda orchids is laced with fresh green accents to balance the fruit accord. Generous musky undertones and rich warm woods add clear sweet softness to complete the luxurious fragrance.

View all of our Easter Fragrance Oils

View Natures Garden’s Easter 2011 Fragrance Oils Promo

Thank you for your continued support & patronage!
We love what we do because of YOU!

Deborah Ward
CEO Natures Garden
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Feb
09

Childhood Memories Fragrances

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Childhood Memories Fragrances

Childhood Memories Fragrances 

Natures Garden Wholesale Candle Making Supplies offers more than 760+ unqiue, concentrated wholesale fragrance oils!  In order to make it easier on our customers to narrow down their fragrance oil choices, we have categorized our wholesale fragrance oils into unique fragrance oil categories.

We just finished a brand new promo for our Childhood Memories Frgrance Oils.  What scents remind you of childhood?  You can view the Childhood Fragrance Oil Promo by visiting this link:train http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/mas_assets/pdf/childhood.pdf

Take a look at all of our Childhood Fragrances by visiting the following page of our website:  http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/candlemaking-soap-supplies/category/390/Childhood-Scents.html

Thank you for your support and your continued patronage!
Deborah Ward CEO Natures Garden
www.naturesgardencandles.com