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Nov
12

Cedar Wood Scent


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cedar wood fragrance oilCedar Wood Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cedar Wood scent is a delightfully relaxing scent that is sure to bring all the comforts of home with it. It is sure to remind you of many holidays and Christmases past. It will also bring many memories off curling up in front of the fireplace on a long and cold night. Thoughts of beautiful snow falls and trees covered in gorgeous white snow are sure to fill your mind. Cedar Wood scent is the perfect fragrance for any project you may want to create. It is also the perfect fragrance to use if you are looking for a unique, yet relaxing gift to give to your loved ones this holiday season!

What Does Cedar Wood Smell Like?

Cedar Wood by Nature’s Garden has base notes of musk and vanilla underneath the warm earthy scent of lovely cedar.

How Do Our Customers Use Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a wonderful way to remind yourself or your loved ones of all the comforts of snuggling up at home on Christmas, Cedar Wood is perfect for you! If you would like to use this wonderful scent for candles, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfecting in joy wax and wow wax. You can also bring the smell of fresh cedar into your home by using our Cedar Wood fragrance in some nice and strong aroma beads! It even has a 50% maximum usage rate of 50% if you would like to use this fragrance in potpourri or incense!

For bath and body products, this scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. This fragrance can be used in many common products such as perfumes, lotions, soaps, bath gels, and bath oils. Cedar Wood also has a 0% vanillin content, meaning that it will not discolor any soaps or bath and body products that you make! This all the CP soapers out there, Cedar Wood scent is just right for you! Our CP findings are: no discoloration but a slight acceleration. It also has a good scent and is a wonderful scent to blend with!

Cedar Wood is definitely the perfect scent for any projects for this upcoming holiday season. You are sure to love this fragrance in whatever project or gift you choose to you it in! It is sure to bring your friends and family and even your customers coming back for more! But just wait a minute, because it gets even better! We have many free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, but our Homemade Fire Starters just happen to be made with our Cedar Wood fragrance oil! Wondering how to get your hands on these amazing products as soon as possible? Just type “cedar wood frag” into the search bar on our site and that will take you directly to our Cedar Wood scent! On top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” Click on that and you will see the name and picture of our Homemade Fire Starters. That is a link directly to the free recipe! Be sure to enjoy these wonderful products while you are preparing for this joyous holiday season! And make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
07

Homemade Fire Starters


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homemade fire startersHomemade Fire Starters

Hello everyone! For all the crafters out there, are you always looking for a new and exciting project to try? Maybe you’re looking for a way to stay warm and happy now that the weather is getting colder? Or maybe you’re just searching for a new product to show off to your customers that will keep them coming back for more? Well, here is a brand new recipe we have come up with for our Homemade Fire Starters. This awesome recipe is guaranteed to be one that you and all of your friends, family, and customers are sure to enjoy and love! They will definitely be a wonderful and adorable way to bring some heat to this cold winter season!

 

Ingredients: (This recipe should make six fire starters.)

1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

109 grams of Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil

Cut and Sifted White Willow Bark

Cut and Sifted Sage Leaves

Basic Circle Mold Market Molds

Whole Star Anise Seeds

CD Candle Wicks (You can also use any leftover wicks you may have from previous projects.)

Sawdust (We are under a little bit of construction right now, so we got to use our construction guys’ leftover sawdust for this recipe!)

 

Directions:

First, make sure to weigh out your 1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax and then melt the wax down in a double boiler. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can sprinkle your sawdust, sage, and white willow bark into the molds.  Once the wax reaches 180 degrees, add 109 grams of Cedar Wood fragrance oil.  Stir well.

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Then, pour the wax into the molds and then let it sit for a little bit.  After the wax has set up for a little while, but is still soft, you can go ahead and put your wicks into your fire starters.

homemade fire starters

While your fire starters are still soft, go ahead and put your whole Star Anise Seeds on top until you are satisfied with the amount. Then let them sit until they are fully set up and hardened. Once your fire starters are fully hardened, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Now your Homemade Fire Starters are ready for you and everyone you know to enjoy!

homemade fire starters

These Homemade Fire Starters are a great way to bring some warmth to the days as it grows colder. They are sure to remind you of all of the lovely and peaceful bonfires you have gone to in the past, and are sure to bring reminders of sitting in front of the fireplace with your loved ones. We also love to recycle here at Nature’s Garden and using our sawdust from our construction crew was a great way to be able to do just that! Recycling is one of the number one ways to improve our planet, so we hope that you will use some kind of recycled material for this recipe as well! We love to see your end products! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
22

Monster Cookies


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monster eye cookiesMonster Cookies

Hello all! Are you getting ready for the Halloween season? Do you have your house decked out with all kinds of scary ghosts and monsters? Are you looking for a new way to spend the Halloween season with the kiddos besides trick or treating? Try our new Monster Cookies! Yes, we know they are actual food items and really don’t have anything to do with candles or herbs or soaps, but come on. Do you see how adorable these are? How could we resist making these scary little guys? You definitely won’t be able to either! We absolutely adore them and we’re sure you and your kids will too!

Monster Cookies Ingredients:

2 Eggs

2 Boxes of Yellow Cake Mix

2 Softened Bars of 8oz. Cream Cheese

1 Tsp. of Vanilla

1 Cup of Softened Butter

Green Food Coloring

Powdered Sugar

Candy Eye Balls

 

Directions:

First, combine the butter, vanilla, eggs, and cream cheese into a bowl and then mix it all together until it is a fluffy consistency.

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After it reaches the fluffy consistency, add the cake mix to your mixture.

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After adding the cake mix, add as much green food coloring as you want until you are satisfied with the color.

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Mix everything together thoroughly and then let the mixture chill for about half an hour.

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When the half an hour is over, roll the dough into individual balls.

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Once you have finished making the dough into balls, dip each one into a bowl of powdered sugar.

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Your oven should be heated to 350 degrees. When it is at the correct temperature, put the cookies in the oven and bake them for about ten to twelve minutes.

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After the cookies are thoroughly baked, create your monsters! Use the eyes as much as you want, wherever you want on the cookies! Just have fun with it!

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Monster Cookies are sure to be a treat you and the kiddos will absolutely love! They are such an easy and fun way to spend time with your own little monsters, and they are a delicious delight! These fantastic yummy monsters are great for Halloween parties as well! Monster Cookies will definitely be a delectable way to celebrate the scariest day of the year. Remember our free recipe for those adorable Monster Bath Cookies? I’m sure the kids loved those and were completely heartbroken that they couldn’t chow down on the spooky little guys. Well Monster Eye Cookies are the perfect way to heal those broken hearts! What are you waiting for? You have to try these wonderful cookies as soon as possible!

Are you still looking for other fun ways to celebrate Halloween as well? In need of some new or spooky recipes? Not only do we have the Monster Bath Cookies, we offer many other free Halloween recipes as well! How about our Monster Snot Soap Jelly? Or our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly? Or even our Spider Venom Soap Jelly? You can also just check out all of our free classes and recipes! Have fun! Please contact us with any questions or thoughts you may have, and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
16

Flax Seed


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flax seed Flax Seed

For all the crafters out there, do you like to experiment with different flowers, plants, or herbs? Have you ever tried anything with flax seed before? Flax seed is a fantastic ingredient! It is very versatile and can be used in many different industries! Did you know that in the old original tellings of Sleeping Beauty, she actually pricks her finger on a sliver of flax and not on a spindle? Cool right? Flax seed can be used for soaping, bath and body products, skin care and even hair care!

Flax seed is a very beautiful flower, otherwise known as common flax or linseed. It can be either annual or perennial and is part of the Linum genus. In Northern Ireland flax is used as the emblem and in Belarus common flax is the national flower. There are two basic varieties of flax seed, brown or yellow gold. However the flower is a bright pale blue color. In a cave in the country of Georgia, evidence was found that dates flax seed back 30,000 years! Isn’t that awesome? Even in ancient Egypt, there were paintings of flax inside temples and priests only wore linens made with flax because it was considered a symbol of purity. Mummies were even entombed with the flax linens!

This flower can be used for so many different industries. Soaping, skin care, hair care, and bath and body just to name a few. Do you suffer from migraines or horrible headaches? Flax is a main ingredient in eye pillows to help with the pain! We even have an awesome free recipe for Relaxing Eye Pillows here at Nature’s Garden. It is used as a beautiful natural decoration for soaps, and it contains antioxidants that are great for protecting you from heart disease and your skin from skin cancer. Flax seed also helps with many other skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that are great for helping cuts to heal faster and keep your skin smooth and hydrated. For hair care, flax seed helps to prevent hair loss, makes hair easier to manage and provides it with many essential nutrients.

Here at Nature’s Garden we actually offer whole flax seeds and even a flax seed class! Just type “flax seed” into the search bar on our site and it will take you right to a page titled “Search Results for Flax Seed” that offers our class and the seeds. We even have more great free recipes with this wonderful ingredient. Try our Curl Pop Hair Gel recipe or our Silky Hair Gel recipe. Both of those are an amazing treat that you and your hair will both love!

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For women, ground flax seed may even help with symptoms of menopause like night sweats and hot flashes. But please don’t take this blog as medical advice! We only sell flax seed for external use. Always make sure to talk to your doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment! Fun fact! Linseed oil is used for linoleum and printing inks for drying oil. Flax seed is such a versatile product that you will most certainly love it in whatever project you use it for! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
09

Hibiscus


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hibiscus Hibiscus

Hello everyone! Don’t you just love hibiscus Oh yeah, I know the thoughts of the gorgeous flowers just popped into your heads. Did you know that hibiscus actually has many different uses besides making gardens look pretty? Well it does! It can be used in many different industries in fact, like hair care, soaping, and even bath and body products!

Hibiscus is a very well-known flower. It is also lesser known as the rose mallow, a genus of the mallow family, and can be either annual or perennial. The hibiscus flower is actually the state flower of Hawaii and the national flower of Haiti. One species of hibiscus, the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is the national flower of Malaysia while the Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea. Pretty cool right? There are several hundred species of hibiscus flowers known to exist, and countless cross-species. They can vary in color from red to purple, orange to yellow, and even pink or white. In Hindu worship, the red hibiscus flower represents the goddess Kali, and is used as a sacrifice to her as well as to the Lord Ganesha. When depicted in many versions of art, the goddess is seen merging with the flower.

This beautiful flower is used in many industries such as soaping and hair care. When used for hair care, hibiscus has many benefits. It can help prevent dandruff and premature graying, as well as reduce hair loss. It also has been used as dye for natural hair, to help with split ends and thicken hair, and stimulate hair growth. When used in bath and body products, hibiscus is great for softening and smoothing skin and it even has some wrinkle smoothing properties! Some research in Chinese herbology also indicates that extract from hibiscus rosa-sinensis can absorb ultra violet rays by working as an anti-solar agent. As well as providing these amazing skin care properties when used in soaps, hibiscus also is a natural way to color soaps pink or red. We have many awesome products containing hibiscus here at Nature’s Garden. The easiest way to access them is by typing “hibiscus” into our search bar on our website. That will take you directly to a page titled “Search Results for Hibiscus.”

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Are you just jumping with excitement over all the great uses for hibiscus? Then you definitely need to try some of our fantastic recipes like our Firming Facial Mask or Herbal Infused Shea Lotion! They will be some new treats that you will just love! One more fun fact! Did you know that in Hawaii and Tahiti girls wear the hibiscus flower to symbolize their relationship status? If worn on the left ear, she is either in a relationship or married. If she has the flower on her left ear, then she is single. Hibiscus is a product that you definitely should add to your list of projects! Watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
30

Cocoa Butter


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cocoa butter Cocoa Butter

For all you crafters out there, do you like to use cocoa butter in your products? Well guess what? We offer cocoa butter here at Nature’s Garden! Awesome right? We offer natural cocoa butter, (not deodorized so that it still smells faintly of chocolate) and we also have deodorized cocoa butter. But hold on, it gets even better! We also offer Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap for all of you soap makers out there!

Cocoa butter is considered a luxury butter that is actually a saturated, very hard fat. It can be used be in very many products. The obvious, chocolate, is just pure delicious. I couldn’t help but mention it, what girl doesn’t love chocolate! Now that I got my chocolate thoughts out, it can also be used in very many of our products here at Nature’s Garden. Cocoa butter can be used in bath and body products such as lip balms, lotions, soaps, scrubs, massage bars, and lip gloss.

There are many benefits to your skin when using cocoa butter in your bath and body products. Cocoa butter is very high in antioxidants which helps fight signs of aging and many skin stressers. Come on ladies, who doesn’t want to look younger? It helps fight signs of aging, how awesome is that? Many people also use cocoa butter to help reduce their stretch marks, however there are no guarantees that it actually helps. Cocoa butter also helps to keep your skin hydrated and some people also use to help with skin irritations like dermatitis and eczema. See why so many bath and body products contain cocoa butter? It’s just amazing!

Our cocoa butter at Nature’s Garden is consisted of many essential fatty acids: palmitic (28%), stearic (33%), linoleic (3%) and oleic (35%). For all the soap makers, when using cocoa butter in your products, make sure to use the right amount. If too much is used, it can result in a very hard and dry soap. Use it in conjunction with unsaturated oils like castor oil or olive oil or with sticky ingredients like lanolin or shea butter. The easiest way to get to our cocoa butter on our website, is to type “cocoa butter” into our search bar at the top of our site. It will take you right to a page titled “Search Results for “Cocoa Butter.”” That page shows all of the cocoa butter products we offer. You can choose from our Golden Natural Cocoa Butter or our Deoderized Cocoa Butter. Our cocoa butter melt and pour is also available on that page as well.

Cocoa butter is awesome to use in your bath and body products! It is a fat actually taken from cocoa beans! Come on ladies, if you don’t already use it, I’m sure you’re dying to now! It actually helps signs of aging and I know you just can’t get the thought of that out of your head! This is a great product to try in your next projects, and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Please Don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have! Looking for more fun projects? Try one of our free classes or recipes!

Note: Natures Garden sells our butters for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all butters out of reach of children and pets. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer. 

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Sep
26

30 Free Candle Recipes


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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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