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Feb
16

Yarrow Uses

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yarrow-usesYarrow Uses

Hello all you wonderful people! Have you ever used yarrow before? This herb is amazing, and one you should definitely try out in your future projects! Yarrow is actually a very beautiful plant, with adorable little white flowers growing in clusters! This plant can be used for such a wide variety of uses! While it is most well known for its medicinal and culinary purposes, it can also be used for skin care, soap making, and even for hair care! Did you know that yarrow is considered in Chinese tradition? Chinese proverb claims that yarrow can brighten your eyes and even promote your intelligence!

Some common bath and body products that can include yarrow are face masks, creams, lotions, ointments, soaps, bath teas, scrubs, bath salts, shampoos and conditioners, and bath bombs. When yarrow is used in homemade cosmetics and for soap making, it is great for reducing inflammation. Your hair can greatly benefit from using yarrow. Yarrow helps to treat dandruff, scalp irritations, oily scalp, and even any itchiness. Yarrow helps to promote new hair growth, as well as preventing hair loss! When you use a yarrow tea, it can even help to lighten your hair! There are many skin care benefits to yarrow as well! It helps to relieve many rashes and other irritations, treats eczema, reduce inflammation, and it can be used to treat bruises and wounds.

There are many medicinal benefits to yarrow use. The ancient Greek hero Achilles, was said to have been an invincible warrior and have taken yarrow into battle with him to treat the wounds of his soldiers. Since ancient times, yarrow was also used to treat blood clots and high blood pressure. Yarrow can be used to increase blood flow as well as treatment for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Many Native American tribes used yarrow for medicinal benefits, the Navajo for earaches and toothaches, Chippewas for headaches, and Cherokees to reduce fever and help to achieve restful sleep. For women, yarrow can help to reduce heavy bleeding from the menstrual cycle, as well as reducing cramps. It also relieves uterus congestion, promotes blood flow to the reproductive organs, and can treat ovarian cysts and endometriosis. However, pregnant women should avoid arrow as it can relax the muscles of the uterus, causing a miscarriage. Other conditions that can be treated with yarrow include the flu, colds, diverticulitis, dysentery, diarrhea, flatulence, muscle spasms, heart burn, insomnia, anxiety, amenorrhea, and arthritis.

Did you know that yarrow has been used for many types of spells and divination? It is believed in one spell that by tickling the inside of your nose with a yarrow leaf and your nose begins to bleed, it is an omen that you are certain to be successful. This is one herb you don’t want to pass up, especially with all of its amazing benefits! Make sure to check out our free Yarrow Class for even more yarrow uses and information! And check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells yarrow for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great yarrow is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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Dec
23

How to Color Candles

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how to color candlesHow to Color Candles

Hi everyone! Are you just starting out making your own candles? Wondering how to color candles? Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually have many wonderful products that are used specifically for the candle coloring process. We offer only the best candle coloring products out there, with each item having its own vibrant personality! We offer so many different dye products, each having their own different specifications when used in your candles. We have liquid candle dye options as well as color block dye. We even have mica dust that you can sprinkle on the outside of you pillar candles to give them the effect of sparkling!

For liquid candle dyes, we offer various Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes ranging in color. The colors of liquid dyes we offer here at Nature’s Garden are brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, burgundy, purple, and teal. (However, when using these liquid dyes, please just note that they are very concentrated!) To use the liquid dyes, just put a few drops of the liquid into your melted wax.  If you are in the mood for more of a pastel color (or if you are doing a very small batch) for your candle, all you have to do to the dye is dilute it using vegetable oil with the ratio of 1:1. Be careful with the amount of dye you use as well. When you use liquid dye, it allows you to create more consistent coloring in your candles since you count how any drops are put in. But be careful not use more than 10 drops per pound of wax, or else your candles may have a chemical smell to them.

For our color block dyes, the colors we offer are red, burgundy, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown, cinnamon, teal, cranberry, and a coral/peach. To use a color block to color your candle, simply shave off the desired amount and place it into your melted wax.  One color block is actually enough to easily deeply dye 15 pounds of wax. When using color blocks, they actually do not produce colors as vibrant as the liquid dyes, so they are better when trying to attain more subtle colors. However, when using color blocks, make sure that the block is fully incorporated before pouring your candle! They can tend to produce little specks of colors on the bottoms of your candles if they are not fully melted and mixed into the wax.

Want to give your pillar some sparkle to bling it up a little bit? Use some of our Gold Pigment Mica or our Diamond Dust Mica to dust the outside of your pillars! This will give your pillars a beautiful shimmer! Have you ever thoughts of using crayons to color your candles? Well, please don’t! Using crayons for coloring can actually cause the candle to start smoking and may even clog your wicks! Crayons are not alone in this predicament. When dying your candles, be sure not to use too much color as this can cause the wick to become clogged and it may cause your candle to smoke more than it should be. It can even inhibit the throw of your chosen scent and reduce the melt pool of the candle. Candle dyes are not for cosmetic use either! Check out all of our free recipes and classes, we offer many free candle recipes, and even a Candle Coloring Class that tells all about our candle coloring products! If you click on candle supplies then candle colorants on our website, that will show you all of the candle colorants we offer. Our Candle Coloring class even tells how to mix your own colors to achieve the colors you want. Enjoy these wonderful products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Jun
05

Personalizing Your Pampering Products

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath bombs, bath fizzies, bath products, cosmetic ingredients, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, spa product ingredients and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Kristin Rosio- Da Bomb Cosmetics

I have always had a love for bath and body products. I would always make gifts and give them to friends and family as Christmas gifts. As a young teen, I took classes on soap and toiletry making. I went to Cosmetology school after I graduated high school. A few years later I was working with children who had disabilities and part time dabbling with bath bombs and selling them at a local flea market. A few months later, I had a lady ask if I did parties, and little did I know, that she would inspire me to go in that direction. I officially started DBC in January 2012. (I started the research in August 2011). The theory behind DBC is that everyone should be able to create their escape by personalizing their pampering products. It has come with it’s share of triumphs and frustrations, but I enjoy the journey none the less. The more I started showing my products at craft and vendor expos the more positive feedback I received. One day, I had a customer tell me she loved it so much that she would like to sell it. And today, that is where I stand now. Starting another exciting business venture in the world of direct sales. I will begin accepting consultants this year while I keep the integrity of manufacturing the products by hand. This has truly been an amazing experience that I cannot wait to see grow into something more. I will also continue to be the main product developer. That is the best part of my job, its fun and I love developing new products. I also love being able to create a product and still allow the freedom for my customers to personalize it for themselves. The one thing I have learned from this all is to follow your dreams and don’t’ give up.

Natures Garden Ingredients used in photo:

Citric Acid and Fragrance Oils (A variety)

Your Website: www.dabombcosmetics.com (will be undergoing a facelift very soon)

Twitter: @dabombcosmetics

May
19

Homemade Candles and Soaps

This entry was posted in Air Fresheners, bath and body, bath products, candle fragrance oils, Fragrance Oils, homemade candles, Natures Garden, soap and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name ?  My names is Leslie Mayes and my company is Leslie Leshay Candles.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I decided to get into business because I got tired of wasting my money on regular department store candles that I couldn’t smell. After I first came across Nature’s Gardens’ website and viewed all of the helpful “how to” instructions, I was motivated and I knew that I could create a better candle than the low fragrance candles that I was purchasing at the local department store. I have been in the candle business for 8 years.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I currently make and sell highly fragrant candles, luxury soaps, perfumed body oils, air fresheners, and oil warmers.

4. What are your business goals?  My business goals are to provide my customers with the best products and the best customer service. I also have a goal to one day open up several Leslie Leshay Candles on site store locations across the USA.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Two of my absolute favorite fragrance oils from Nature’s Garden that I use are Aphrodisiac and Purple Hooters. These fragrance oils smell amazing! They perform well in my products and my customers just absolutely love them! Another product from Nature’s Garden that I love is the Melt & Pour Goat’s Milk Soap. It is very easy to work with and it’s very nourishing for the skin.

May
18

Cold Process Soap with Fragrance Oils

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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company: Lanita Stallings   Five Sisters Soap Co.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I was buying handmade soaps and decided to try making them myself.  One of my daughters actually had eczema and I wanted to make soaps for her.  I have been making soaps for 13 years and I am addicted!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make CP soaps and whipped soaps.

4.  What are your business goals?  I want to have a successful internet business.  I have been working on that diligently for  the past year.  Before that I was mainly doing craft shows and selling in a few shops on consignment.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I LOVE the fragrance oils.  I ordered my first ones right before Christmas last year.  I see why everybody raves about them now.

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

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

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/floridagirl7000?feature=mhee

May
17

Candles and Wax Dipped Critters

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, homemade candles, Natures Garden, wax dipped bears and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Creatively Handcrafted

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started candle making over 12 years ago as just a hobby.  I love candles and wanted to give it a try.  I enjoyed making candles, however, life got in the way & I ending up taking a hiatus for about 5 years.  Only making candles for certain people.  I recently restarted with a whole new look, new name and all new candles.

What products do you make and sell?  I make all types of candles as well as wax dipped critters.  Recently I have tried my hand at some soap making & bath melts.  Thanks to Natures Garden for the recipes and ideas to try.

What are your business goals?  My new goals are to build my business with regular repeat customers.  I want to provide a quality product that people can enjoy just as much as I did when I created it.  I am currently working full time trying to get my business restarted.

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I always get my fragrances from Natures Garden.  I find that they are reasonably priced and always excellent quality.  I recently purchased items for bath melts.  I would have never even thought of trying to make anything else but with the recipes it seemed too easy not to try.  I can’t say that I have a favorite because I have not received anything I didn’t like.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CreativelyHandcrafted?ref=hlcandle making supplies