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Jul
13

Jack Frost Fragrance Oil

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Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is a jolly holiday scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a perfect candy like blend of fresh peppermint and sweet vanilla that forms a wonderful winter time scent. Not only do our customers use this peppermint fragrance oils for their Christmas candles and soaps, some even use it year round. Our Jack Frost scent also happens to be one of my personal favorites fragrances! Make sure you check this one out, you will not be disappointed!

What Does Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy.

How Do Our Customers Use Jack Frost Fragrance Oil?

Bath and body products that include this wonderful winter fragrance oil will perform well. Your homemade recipes for bath and body products can use a maximum of 5% for this scent. Also, this scent will perform perfectly in perfumes, as long as there is a fragrance oil concentration of no more than 5%. Furthermore, this minty scent can be used to create soaps through a variety of different methods. For example, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results revealed that this scent is great for creating soap using this method. Not only does adding this scent provide a perfect pour, but this batch will have other preferable qualities too. A batch containing this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will have a very strong fresh and clean mint scent and the bar will discolor to a brown color. Due to the 2% concentration of vanillin, adding vanilla white stabilizer may prevent some of the discoloration from occurring. However, there are more than forty ingredients that are used in fragrance manufacturing that could potentially contribute to discoloration in the final product. While we suggest not adding color to bath and body product containing this scent, you can use any color of soap colorant to achieve your desired hue.

Our customers can use this peppermint fragrance oil to create a wide variety of great room scenting products. Potpourri and incense can be formulated with a maximum of up 50% for this fragrance oil. Any household cleaning products can be created using no more than 5% of this scent in their recipe. Additionally, the fragrance oil’s scent will remain nice and strong in aroma bead products. Moreover, candle creations can be made using this sweet minty fragrance oil. Any candle products that are made with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and wow wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Also, the scent will remain nice and strong in candle products made of soy wax. While we recommend not using colorants for candle creations containing this scent,you can use any color of either liquid candle dye or a shredded color block to achieve your desired hue.  Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Potpourri RecipeJack Frost Fragrance Oil Scented Play DoughIf you’re looking for a creative craft recipe, then check out either our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe or our Scented Play Dough Recipe.  You will have a blast making both of these projects that use our Jack Frost Fragrance Oil!

 

 

Jul
05

God’s Love Fragrance Oil

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God's Love Fragrance OilGod’s Love Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight 

The God’s Love Fragrance Oil is a heavenly aroma that is  a is Natures Garden original scent as well! Our customers are intrigued by this powder aroma, not only because of it’s strong hot and cold scent throw in candles, but also because of its amazing performance in handmade cold process soap.  One customer reviewing this glorious fragrance said, “There is something very captivating about this fragrance… I thought it smelled like twizzlers at first, and as it cured, more of the baby powder aroma came out of it. At shows, everyone is drawn to this one. I was able to make a very complicated 7-color CP elemental swirl with this one (behaved so well!)”

What Does God’s Love Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the ozony aroma of soft baby powder with just the right amount of ripened sweet mulberries. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use God’s Love Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candle makers can make their own recipes using this fragrance oil. The candle products that use vegetable waxes and paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this scent overall. This scent will perform perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. Also, the fragrance will perform nice and strong in soy wax. Further, this fragrance oil is gel wax compatible. We suggest using two drops of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block per four pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Those of our customers who enjoy creating their own unique room scents can use this fragrance oil in your air freshener recipes. First, this scent can used up to 50% for potpourri and incense products. Also, this scent is nice and strong in aroma bead air fresheners.

Our customers use this fragrance oil to make handmade soaps, which can include a maximum of 4% for this scent. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance soaps beautifully! The batch experiences no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Further, the final bar will discolor to a tan color and the maintain a nice, strong scent. If you wish to remove the discoloration, then you could attempt adding vanilla white color stabilizer. Since the vanillin content is 2% there is a chance it is contributing to the discoloration, but it could be caused by other ingredients as well. This means that our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help with discoloration, but might not completely prevent it. Additionally, we recommend using blue liquid soap dye in an amount that you desire. Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products.

Other bath and body products can be created in addition to soap and will perform well. Bath gels and bath oils can use up to 4% of this loving scent in their recipes. Also, perfumes, lotions, and all natural cleaning products can be created using 4% of this fragrance oil. It should be noted that perfumes will perform perfectly for this popular Easter fragrance oil.

God's Love Fragrance Oil Soap RecipeIf you are looking for creative inspiration for melt and pour soup, then check out this great recipe that incorporates our God’s Love Fragrance Oil! This adorable floating soap project is a fun toy boat that doubles as a cleansing bar of soap, which is a perfect for children. Not only is it a fun bath idea, but this depiction of Noah’s Ark could be an adorable decoration for a bathroom. The Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe is a perfect melt and pour soap for bath time and decoration alike.

May
31

Bacon Candle Recipe

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bacon-candle-recipeHave you been thinking of what to the dads in your life on Father’s Day? So have we, and that’s why we’ve created this bacon candle recipe. This is a great gift idea for bacon lovers and dads alike. Not only will he adore having his very own bacon candle, but there is no hot wax involved in the creation of this bacon candle. This kid friendly project allows children the enjoyment of making their father a unique bacon scented candle, while you can rest easy knowing they won’t be burned. Plus, what shows you care more than spending time on a one of a kind gift that he’s sure to love?

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Pillar of Bliss Wax- 10 Pounds

Bacon Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Red 1oz.

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Disposable Pipettes

1- 16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
(3) Ziplock bags for mixing colored wax
Hot Glue Gun
Disposable Spoons
Pencil

Scale

Toothpicks

Bacon-Candle-Step-1Using a hot glue gun, glue two CD-12 wicks to the apothecary jar.  Make sure they are place equally apart in the candle jar.
For the next step you will need three ziplock bags.  In each of the 3 bags, weigh out 120 grams of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.

 

Now, add 12 grams of Nature’s Garden Bacon Fragrance Oil to each bag.
Next, we are going to color the wax using Natures Garden Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. This candle colorant will be added straight to the ziplock bag just like you did with the fragrance. In the first bag add 1 drop of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Red and 1 drop of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Brown.  This will be used for the darker red color.  Bag two will be used as the light pink color.  Dip a toothpick tip into the red spectrum candle dye and place the dye into the wax.  Dip the toothpick one more time into the red candle dye and work into the wax.  Lastly, dip another toothpick into the brown dye one time and incorporate into the wax.  The third ziplock bag will remain uncolored.  Shake each bag well.  Make sure all of the color and bacon fragrance oil is fully dispersed.

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Now, it is time to begin creating your candle.  We suggest using disposable spoons for this.  We will simply be layering the wax to create a bacon like look.  Start with the uncolored Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Place the wax along the bottom of the jar.  You will want to make a thin line of uncolored, bacon scented wax.  Directly on top of the uncolored wax, place a layer of the light pink wax.  On top of the light pink granulated wax, place a thin layer of the dark red wax.  Continue layering the wax until your jar is completely full.  Be careful when filling your jar.  You want to make sure the wicks remain centered as you fill the candle container.  Once you have filled the jar, use a pencil to curl the candle wicks.

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Not only will this recipe safe for children to make, but it will make a great and unique present for any father out there. Plus, it smells like bacon! Who doesn’t love that? I hope you bacon lovers and fathers out there enjoy this bacon candle recipe and have a wonderful Father’s Day! For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

May
28

Tropical Fish Soap Recipe

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fish-soapTropical Fish Soap Recipe

Soap up the ocean with our Under the Sea Soap Recipe scented with Natures Garden’s Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil. These adorable little fish soap will have you swimming for joy! Who could resist the sweetness of dipping into cool ocean water while small colorful fish play at your feet? We sure couldn’t! These fishy soaps would be perfect for fish lovers, ocean admirers, and beach fanatics alike. We were inspired by the beauty of ocean life and hope you will be too.

 

Here are the ingredients and materials you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Basic Rectangle- Mold Market Molds

Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil

Da Bomb Soap Dye- Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Yellow

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Cutting Board

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

Microwave Safe Glass Containers

Large Knife

Rubbing Alcohol (in spray bottle)

Fish Embeds Candle and Soap Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Begin by sanitizing your work area and necessary materials. It is recommended to wear protective clothing during the making of this recipe.

Fish-Soap-4You will first be creating the fish embeds. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 60 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. After the soap is melted add 3 grams of Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil.

Next, separate the melted soap into three bowls, 20 grams in each bowl. Add 3 drops of neon orange soap colorant to one bowl, 1 drop of neon pink colorant to the next, and 1 drop of neon yellow colorant to the final bowl.

Then, pour the soap into the Fish Embed Candle and Soap Mold from www.flexiblemolds.com. Spray the top of these soaps with rubbing alcohol in order to release air bubbles. After, the soap sets up, remove them from the mold, there should be enough to make four fish of each color.

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The next step is to prepare the blue colored soap. Using a microwave safe bowl, melt 390 grams of Nature’s Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. After the soap has melted completely, add 1 drop of Da Bomb Soap Dye, and 19 grams of Ocean Mist scent and mix well.

 

 

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Using the Basic Rectangle Mold Market Mold and fill each cavity about halfway with the blue colored soap.  Again, you will want to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

 

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Add the fish. Take the fish that you prepared previously and place the colored fish face down into the blue soap.

 

 

 

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Spray this layer with rubbing alcohol and fill the cavities with the remainder of the blue soap.
Lastly, after the soap sets up, you can remove the soap from the mold. Now your Tropical Fish Soap is ready for use! Enjoy!

 

 

This Tropical Fish Soap Recipe is a perfect way to bring a small piece of an ocean paradise home to you. We hope you enjoy this recipe and had as much fun with these little fish as we did! For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

May
26

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

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Salt Water Taffy Soap RecipeSalt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe is sure to take you back to your childhood.  Not only does it have a great candy scent, but it also shows you an adorable way to package soap.  We took these fun soaps to a couple soap gatherings over the past couple months and they were a huge hit!  We had many soap makers ask how exactly we made these.  So by popular request here are the instructions for this unique salt water taffy fragranced soap.

Things you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

4 Microwave Safe Containers

Scale

Mixing Spoons

Cutting Board

Knife

Rubbing Alcohol

Parchment Paper

Twist Ties

Total Amounts for Blue Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

Total Amounts for Orange Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

4 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

Total Amounts for Pink Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

2 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

Total Amounts for Green Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

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Begin with four heat safe bowls.  Place 219 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in each bowl.  Use a microwave to melt the soap.  We recommend melting the soap base 30 seconds at a time until it is completely melted.

 

 

Salt-Water-Taffy-Soap-RecipeOnce it is melted, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil to each bowl.  Stir well to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

In the first bowl, add three drops of the neon blue soap colorant.  To the second bowl, add two drops of the neon pink colorant.  The third bowl will need four drops of the neon orange colorant.  In last bowl, place three drops of the neon green soap colorant.  Stir each bowl well to incorporate the colors.

 

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Once the color is mixed,  pour your soap.  Pour each color into its own cavity of the mold.  Once the soap has setup, you can go ahead and remove the melt and pour soap from the mold.  Cut it into three equal sections.

Lastly, it is time to wrap your soap.  Using scissors, cut strips of parchment paper.  They need to be 6 inches long and 7 inches wide.  Wrap the soap with the parchment paper and use a twist ties to close the sides.  It will look similar to wrapped piece of salt water taffy.

This recipe is not only simple and fun to make, it also gives you an easy, inexpensive, and creative way to package your soap.  It’s the perfect craft to do with your kids as well!  We hope that you  have as much fun making this recipe as we did!  For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes!   Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

Dec
05

Uses for Anise

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Uses for AniseUses for Anise

Hello everyone! For all you crafty, artsy, creative people out there, are you always looking for new projects to try? Something new to let your imagination run wild? Well, have you ever tried anything with herbs? To be more specific, have you ever tried anything with anise? Anise is actually an amazing flower that can be used for so many different products and industries! While it is most commonly known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, did you know that it can also be used for skin and hair care? And it can be included in many bath and body products!

There is such a variety of uses for anise. When used in bath and body products, anise has so many wonderful hair and skin care benefits. Common products it can be used in are bath teas, bath bombs, bath salts, face tonics, massage oil, lotions, ointments, creams, foot scrubs, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, facial masks and soaps. When used for soap making, anise helps to exfoliate the skin. Anise also helps to keep your skin very soft and smooth and it brings it a beautiful youthful glow. It also helps to treat acne, psoriasis, oily skin, and any damaged or spotted skin. For your hair, there are so many benefits from anise! It helps to stimulate new hair growth, repair damaged hair, and it also brings moisture to dry hair! It can even treat scabies, lice, and other scalp conditions while bringing relief from flakes and dandruff.

There are many medicinal benefits to using anise as well. It will help to control blood pressure and heart beat while working as a natural analgesic and reducing any pressure on the heart. Specifically for women, anise helps to ease the pain of childbirth, stimulate menstruation, relieve the pain caused by menstrual cramps, increase milk flow during nursing, and it also helps to increase a woman’s sex drive. Anise even helps to relieve the symptoms of male menopause. Anise is also used to treat coughs, upset stomachs, runny nose, insomnia, asthma, seizures, nicotine dependence, constipation, and intestinal gas. It can even increase appetite and urine flow. Anise has many important properties such as being antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, and it is also a natural sedative. There are dental benefits as well. Anise helps to freshen breath and relieve tooth aches. Also, when used in a compress, it can help to relieve eye pain.

Did you know that anise is poisonous to pigeons? Or that aniseed oil can be used as a flavoring agent to alcohol? How about that anise leaves can be used as a salad ingredient? The easiest way to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible is just by typing “anise” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Ground Anise Seed, our Anise Essential Oil, and even our Whole Star Anise Seeds. This is definitely a product that you should try as soon as possible! And while you’re at it, check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Nov
29

Christmas Cabin Scent

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christmas cabin fragrance oilChristmas Cabin Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Have you picked out your Christmas tree yet? Or maybe you’re already all finished decorating it! Do you like to put up your Christmas decorations ahead of time so that the Christmas spirit can be in your house for even longer? Well, here at Nature’s Garden we are just full of the Christmas spirit! We cannot wait for Christmas to get here! Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to use in your gifts or projects to use for this Christmas season? Well Christmas Cabin scent is just that scent! It is sure to be the perfect scent to bring that homey country Christmas feeling to you and yours for the holidays!

 

What Does Christmas Cabin Smell Like?

Christmas Cabin by Nature’s Garden is a best selling NG original fragrance oil! It is a wonderful aroma that is a blend of cranberries and bayberries with hints or orange zest and top notes of freshly crushed cinnamon bark!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil?

It’s finally time for the smells of hot chocolate and eggnog to fill your houses, and Christmas Cabin is the perfect scent to bring in that country Christmas feeling! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right for your holiday projects! It works nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! Christmas Cabin even has a 50% maximum usage rate if you want to use it in incense and potpourri recipes! You can even fill your house with the feeling of a comforting country Christmas by using this scent in some nice and strong aroma beads!

When you use this fragrance in bath and body products, it has different maximum usage rates for different products. Common products it can be used in are lotions, bath gels, perfumes, soaps and bath oils. When used for soaps, bath oils, and bath gels Christmas Cabin has a maximum usage rate of 1%. When used in lotions and perfumes, this fragrance has .5% maximum usage rate. For all of the cold process soapers out there, Christmas Cabin scent is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a slight separation and some acceleration, however using a stick blender will blend it right back in. It does discolor products to a light caramel color, but is has a very nice Christmassy scent! It also has no vanillin content!

Do you love the country Christmas look and style? Well then Christmas Cabin is the perfect fragrance for you for this holiday season! It is sure to bring all the comforts of home along with it and the thoughts of hot chocolate and yummy glasses of eggnog! The easiest way to get your hands on this great fragrance is by typing “christ cabin” into the search bar on our site. It will take you directly to our Christmas Cabin fragrance page! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! You are sure to find some amazing ones to go right along with your own little country Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season as long as possible and be sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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