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Mar
27

Using More Than 100 Fragrance Oils

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:   Kendra K. Weaver (Sweet Scents By Kendra)

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? I started making bath products for myself, it turned into a hobby and then my passion! My motivation was being able to create something and being able to manipulate it to your exact want and needs. Seeing others love and enjoy my products keep me motivated more than anything!  This January marked one year for my business! 

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I offer bar soaps (100’s of designs, shapes and sizes), Lotions, Liquid Hand Soap, massage oil, Body Spray and roll On fragrances! I offer 100+ fragrances for people to choose from!

4.  What are your business goals?  My goals for this year: offer my product in several stores.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  I mainly buy my fragrance oils from Natures Garden…my favorite oils to use are Amaretto and Amish Friendship Bread…they are Amazing!

Your Website: http://www.sweetscentsbykendra.com

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sweetscentsbykendra

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SweetScentsByK

Mar
26

Sweet Smelling Candy Mt. Candles

This entry was posted in candle scents, candle wax, Fragrance Oils, homemade candles, joy wax, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1. My name is Allison Cole. My company name is Candy Mountain Candles.
I live near the smoky mountains and I love that song “On the big rock candy mountain.” I thought it would be a neat name for my shop.

2. I have been in business since the summer of 2012. I decided to go into business because I have always had a huge interest in candles. I researched how to make them from the Nature’s Garden online classes and it is a great stress reliever for me. I work in mental healthcare and making candles for people is my form of therapy!

3. I make soy blend mason jar candles. I use an 8 oz. or 16 oz. mason jar. I also make tarts, tealights, votives and aroma beads. candy fluff candle

4. My goal is to increase my sales on Etsy and increase my social networking base- I would like to have more fans on my Facebook page. I would also like to start selling at my local farmer’s market. My long term goal is to be able to make candles full time. I really love it.

5. I use all of my candle ingredients from Nature’s Garden except the jars. I love the Joy Wax and I use that for everything but my tarts and votives- for those I use Pillar of Bliss Wax.  I really love all of Nature’s Garden scents- some of my favorites are Aphrodisiac, Yuzu and ALL of the Lush dupes!!

www.candymountaincandles.etsy.com

www.facebook.com/candymountaincandles

Mar
26

Whipped Body Butters & Soap

This entry was posted in cosmetic clays, Fragrance Oils, French green clay, goats milk soap, handmade soap, lotion bars, whipped body butters and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Milly Tunnell and my company is SecondSpringSoaps

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always dreamed of owning my own business, and ever since I was little, I have admired the artists and craftspeople that I saw selling their handmade goods at craft shows. I have always romanticized the idea of making something with my hands and having someone pay money for it. After I started making soap for me and my family, and getting rave reviews from friends and extended family, I decided to take the leap into the world of business and started selling on Etsy. I have been in business for a year and a half, and it has been a huge success for me!

3.  What products do you make and sell?   I currently sell handmade soap, both cold process and hot process, and I am venturing into the world of melt and pour soap. Some of my best sellers are my goats milk soaps. I also make lip balms, bath bombs, scented bath salts, clay-based face masks, solid lotion bars, body spray, and whipped body butter.

4.  What are your business goals?  I would love to make my business my full-time job, and I would like to eventually open a brick and mortar store where I can sell my bath and body products, as well as hold classes where I can teach others.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  I am in L-O-V-E with the jars and bottles from Natures Garden! I use Natures Garden products to package my body butters and body sprays! They are perfect and professional looking. I also love the clays from NG, especially the French green clay and the red Moroccan clay, which are the bases for two of my clay masks!

Your Website: http://SecondSpringSoaps.etsy.com

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/SecondSpringSoaps

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SSpringDesigns

Blog: http://SecondSpringSoaps.blogspot.com

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SecondSpringSoaps

Mar
25

A Handcrafted Soap Opera

This entry was posted in body butter, cosmetic supplies, Fragrance Oils, linen spray, Soap making supplies, soap opera, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1.What’s your name & Your Company Name: My name is Mischelle Martell, and my company is The Soap Opera

2.Why did you decide to go into business? I was already in business, making handcrafted jewelry. I own a brick & mortar store and, as I love all things handmade, I decided to give
soap making a try, not only for myself, but to add something new and special to my selection of gifts.

3.What was your motivation? I bought my first bar of handmade soap several years ago after a friend of mine explained how handmade soap could help the dry patches and excess oil my face – as well as my rough, dry skin in
general. I bought a bar and instantly noticed the difference. My face was not longer oily or dry, the rough patches on my arms and legs were soft and silky…I was hooked! Immediately I looked into
making my own soaps…and my love of soaping just blossomed from there.

4.How long have you been in business? I have been actively soaping now for 3 years and have been in the business of handcrafted items (jewelry and gifts) for 14 years.

5.What products do you make and sell? For bath & body: cold processed soaps, lotions, body butters, bath bombs, shampoos & conditioners, room & linen sprays, bubble bath, carpet powders, lip balms, perfume oils, body mist sprays, clay
facial masks, a “WEN” type cleansing conditioner, tub teas, container candles, and more.

6.What are your business goals?  Running a profitable organization, increasing my staff, giving my customers  the assurance that my company is easy to do business with and
improving customer experience, launching new products, becoming more efficient in business operations, growth (I plan on moving to a larger store within the next 2 years).

7.What are some products you use from Natures Garden? Fragrance oils (Oh, My!), candle wax, base oils, herbs, cosmetic clays, packaging…

Your Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSoapOperaSoaps

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSoapOpera.soaps

Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Soap_Opera

Mar
25

Cold Process Soap from Scratch

This entry was posted in cold process soap, homemade soap, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, soap fragrances, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Hello, I am Tanya from Titania’s Dreamy Delights

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started my soaping journey almost 6 years ago….. it all began when I was looking for a rainy-day school holiday activity for my children and I found an online supplier for ‘melt & pour’ soap bases.  My kids weren’t really very interested, so I used it to make moulded soaps myself.  I quickly decided that adding luscious shea or mango butter, as well as milk powders and aloe vera gel, gave me soap that I could actually use.  Up until then I found that any store-bought soap dried out my skin terribly and gave me an irritating itch.  I was hooked!

I had never felt particularly creative as a person (that is how I saw myself – that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body) and although I had been involved in personal development allowing me to work on and improve my mind, it wasn’t until I developed an interest in soaping as a hobby that I tapped into my unknown creativity!  I felt just like a thirsty soul being offered a drink of crystal clear water…. I fell in love.  It was a wonderful awakening for me and continues to be to this day.

I began formulating my Cold Process (made from ‘scratch’) soaps more than four years ago and have since added bath, skin care and facial care products; all designed to gently care for and pamper skin. I have a background in skin care training/sales and use this knowledge to create products that are designed to target all skin types and conditions.  My area of specialisation is cold process soap-making and I have an almost magical feeling making every batch of soap – the chemistry and synergy created expand my awareness, my ability to live in the moment and simply makes me happy.  I feel there is so much more I can do to develop in this area and I am enjoying the journey immensely.  I hope I never arrive at my ‘destination’ as it is just too much fun continuing to learn and grow.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  ~ see paragraph above; plus soy wax aroma melts.

4.  What are your business goals?  ~ to continue my soaping journey, developing improved recipes to suit every skin type.  In doing this I will be servicing my customers needs with products that not only help their skin – they satisfy all the senses (except maybe taste!).

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  So far I have only purchased fragrance oils from Natures Garden.  Shipping cost to Australia where I live can be quite pricey so I maximize this by getting top quality fragrances that work so well in my cold process soap, bath and body care products.

Your Website:  via Facebook

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TitaniasDreamyDelights

Blog:  http://titaniasdreamydelights.blogspot.com.au/

Nov
05

Natures Garden Voted #1 in Fragrance Oils

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Natures Garden has a vast company history dating back some 20 years.  However, it is a little known fact that this year’s 2012 Favorite Fragrance Supplier of the year, was not the same business at its conception. 

In the early 1990’s, looking to help make ends meet for her family, Deborah Ward, ventured into the candle making realm of crafting.  Starting as a newbie herself, Deborah was on a quest to find out everything that she could about her new undertaking.  As I am sure you have already figured out, this wasn’t a very internet savvy time, so it turned into quite a task at hand.

Finding very little information available, her next option was to learn through experience.  Turning their quaint Elyria, Ohio home into a candle production area, Deborah and her husband Mike, through trial and error started producing candles.  Once they felt they had the method mastered, Natures Garden candles hit the market.  In 1997, through word of mouth, the business really started to take off.  With all of this new found popularity, Natures Garden hired more than 40 independent sales representatives.  Natures Garden generated revenue by means of home parties, retail sales, wholesale sales, open houses, and fundraisers.

With success on the rise, frustration began to ensue as Natures Garden grew.  Certain deficiencies appeared in the supply chain and there was a lack of uniqueness in the market.  Mike and Deborah often felt that some of their suppliers fell short in providing the supportive relationship they were looking for.  Then, due to the secrecy of the handcrafted market in both candles and toiletries, it seemed as if even more obstacles were preventing Natures Garden from truly expanding its product line.

Figuring there had be other crafters seeking a positive relationship with their own suppliers, Mike and Deborah decided that there needed to be a candle and toiletry supplier that would help its customers succeed.  The company had to have a foundation based on solving the three problems they noticed:  poor customer service, lack of available information, and product uniqueness.  By May of 1999, Natures Garden Candle Supply Company was official and its customer service and available industry information were turning heads in the industry.

Providing the market with knowledge and great customer service was a feat in itself.  However, Mike and Deborah did not stop there.  Really looking to offer a new kind of company, Natures Garden focused its sights on being different.  Thus, the NG Original Fragrances were born.  These fragrance oils were not only one-of-a-kind, but they also were of high quality, and were available at very competitive prices.  Unique became the name of their game.

Today, housing almost 800 different fragrance oils, and thousands of various cosmetic, candle, and toiletry supplies; Natures Garden’s perfumists and staff work very diligently to keep those same values that the company was founded on.  Now shipping worldwide, Natures Garden has business relationships with over 100,000 customers strong.

In the November 2012 issue of Saponifier the Magazine, Natures Garden was awarded the 2012 Favorite Fragrance Supplier of the Year.  This yearly Raves for Faves contest asks all crafters from hobbyist to owners to vote for their favorite suppliers.  Ballots are counted, and all winners are then announced in one of the magazines publications.

We would now like to truly thank all of our wonderfully creative customers.  It goes without saying that helping you succeed is what drives our passion in producing strong, unique, and fun fragrance oils.  For without all of you, your love, acceptance, and loyalty as returning customers, Natures Garden would not exist.

A special thank you also needs to go out to any of our amazing customers that took time out of their busy schedules to vote for Natures Garden as one of their favorite suppliers.  We really do appreciate all of the positive and kind words cast about us.

So, in honor of the 2012 Raves for Faves, Natures Garden would also like to announce that we too have counted our ballots and by a massive landslide Natures Garden’s customers were voted this year’s Favorite Customers Ever!  Congratulations to all of you!  It is through all of your hard work, creative genius, and go getting attitudes that you were selected as our clear winner over everyone else.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

 

Mar
05

Kid Friendly Craft

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Thanks to the eyes of a child, something as simple as adding a few Spring stickers can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your product.

Anytime I get out all of my goodies to start crafting, my little ones are all about helping.  Sometimes I think that they love creating and crafting just as much as I do!  (Yeah for me, I passed on the right genes!!!)   This past weekend I thought it would be fun for them to help me make and decorate some smelly jellies for our Spring baskets, and as it turns out, they even taught me something.

Having two small children, I can count on family members showering them with gifts around any holidays.  As a thank you to them, I always make sure that the girls help me to make them something to give in return.  I love this concept for several different reasons.  They are learning to become crafters themselves, we have lots of fun working on these projects together, and people love to receive gifts that the little ones helped to make.

There we were working away on making a dozen or so smelly jellies in my kitchen.  All of the smelly jellies were completely finished absorbing, and I had just finished packaging them.  The fitments and lids were on tight.  My final step was to tie the festively colored pastel ribbons of white, pink, blue, and yellow to the tops.  (Secret Frugal Tip:  The Dollar Tree is a wonderful place to find lots of cute, decorative, and perfectly priced items (Everything is $1.00) to add that extra element of love to your products.)

I swear, and as I am sure that you all know, I only turned my back for a second which was just long enough for my youngest to swipe a jar.  When I finally found her, she had already gone to town adding her own decorative touch to the jar.  As it turns out, she said she wanted to make one special for her Grandmama.  Riley had used some Spring stickers to “decorate” her grandmama’s smelly jelly.  It was just so adorable that I thought that I needed to share this with everyone!

So, moms and kids, get ready to have some fun and get crafty!  CAUTION:  Anytime you are using fragrance oils around your children or pets, keep a close eye on your children so that they do not drink the fragrance oil.

Here is the list of items that you need:

Here are the Instructions:

  1. Clean your work area and prep it by setting up all of the smelly jelly jars that you are going to use.  For this project, we are using 3 fragrances, so I selected to set my jars up in 3 rows of 4 to allow for no fragrance confusion.
  2. Take 2 level teaspoons of smelly jelly crystals and carefully add them to each jar.
  3. Using room temperature distilled water. Add 10 ounces to each jar.
  4. The next step is to add the soap colorant to the jars. Since I was striving for a pastel color, I only added 2-3 drops of color per jar.
    1. Here is the cheat sheet that I used for the coloring:
  • Easter Bunny Burps- Neon Green
  • Lilac- Fun Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
  • Jelly Beans- Fun Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow

5.  As always, feel free to be creative and swap out the colors and/or the fragrance oils.

6. It is fragrance time!  Using 1.5 Tablespoons of fragrance, slowly pour your fragrance into each jar.

7. Add the Diamond Dust Mica- the amount of sparkle is all up to you!

8. It is time to get your mix on!  Using a mixing spoon, carefully mix each jar.

9. Let the smelly jellies work their magic and swell away.  This will take about 15-20 minutes.

10. Finally place the fitment and lid on the jars.

11. The last step and most fun… get your decorating on.  Use stickers and ribbon, or whatever you want!

Smelly jellies are by far one of my favorite projects to make by myself or with my girls.  If you have not tried them, you need to try some today.  Your best bet, although I know you are going to love it… is to try Natures Garden Smelly Jelly Kit.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

 

Jan
07

Free Love Coupons

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We had our graphic artist create these Free Love coupons that you guys are welcome to use.

Print them by visiting the link below:

FREE LOVE COUPONS

 

Deborah Ward

Natures Garden Candle & Soap Supplies

Oct
22

How to Apply Perfume

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Obviously, since we are women, we always like to add a little extra element of sexiness to our day.  I can always rely on my perfume to accomplish this.   As I am sure you have already figured out, working at Natures Garden, I have all of the designer duplications at my fingertips daily, so you might say that I have a slight addiction to my perfumes and body sprays.

My mother taught me during my teen years, that it is very easy to over scent yourself.  She always said that “in the realm of perfume, a little squirt will last you all day.  You never want to overuse perfume!  Less is more.  You want to make your statement by leaving a linger.”  We all know someone who is notorious for wearing too much perfume.  Her scent is always so thick in the air that it seems to tattoo the ozone permanently.   I do not want to smoother others, so I learned the tricks of the trade.  Mother always knows best.

I know that when I leave my house in the morning I smell scentsational.  My fragrant appeal lasts all day too.  I am always delighted when people ask me what I am wearing.  It makes my day when I see their expressions as I tell them that I made the perfume myself using Natures Garden products.  In fact, I save my little sister Lana bookoo dollars by showing her how to make her own designer dupe perfume.

I think that my scent ambiance is due to two factors.  First, I have to give mad props to Natures Garden for having such superior quality fragrance oils and bases.  It is a heavenly combo.  Second, I know the secret to wearing perfume the right way, using your pressure points and pheromones to extend the life of your morning scent application.  It does really work, but I must admit that I also consistently carry a small container of solid perfume in my purse, just in case I feel the need to freshen up.  You never know when that will come in handy!

Here is the recipe I use to make my solid perfume – the perfect travel size-  Solid Perfume Recipe

For the fragrance, I vary mine according to how I am feeling that day.  I know that this can be overwhelming since there are so very many different fragrances to choose from.  My suggestion would be to start with a few of these:

http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/candlemaking-soap-supplies/category/326/Designer-Fragrance-Oils.html

Here you will find all of the designer duplications that Natures Garden currently carries… but always be on the lookout for newbies.

Now for the application process…

Have you ever noticed that many high end perfume retailers sell their perfume in kits?  This is due to the fact that perfume is longer lasting, and more noticeable if you wear it in layers.  Most kits contain a shower gel, lotion, and perfume.  Some kits may even include an after shower powder.  I always thought that this was some tactic to get women to purchase more.  Although the latter may be true, it is really because high end perfumists know that layering the scent extends its scenting capabilities.  It is like having our very own fragrance super heroine, Ivonna Scentwell, with her fragrant sidekicks Smelly Too Good Gelly and Capt. Set in Motion Lotion.  They’re ready to set the world straight on self scenting.

Here are the laws to live by:

It is always best to apply your perfume to clean skin and before you get dressed.

Apply perfume to some of your pressure point areas:  your wrists, behind your earlobes on your neck, your neckline, the inside of your elbows, behind your knees, and your inner thighs.  This is where the blood flow is closest to the skin.  It also allows for your perfume to naturally diffuse since our skin is warmer in these locations.  A key tip here is to always hit at least one of your lower body pressure points.  You want your perfume to rise up on your body.

If you are using a spray and would rather have an all over disbursement, simply hold the bottle out in front of you (sprayer pointed away) and spritz it 3-4 times.  This creates a mist cloud.  Then, take a step into it.

That is it… once you are ready to apply your perfume, pause and remember “to maximize the scent effect, I must moderate, layer and connect.”

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

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