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Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

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Candy Corn Fragrance OilCandy Corn Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Candy Corn Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the sweet, buttery smell of the classic Fall candy. Did you know? When candy corn was first sent into production, the company making it called it chicken feed!  This name was given to the chewy treat because the individual pieces resembled dried kernels of corn.  The pieces are roughly 3 times larger than a real kernel of corn.  It wasn’t until years later when a new company purchased the candy corn product that its new name was branded.  Candy Corn is everywhere around Halloween time, which makes this fragrance instantly recognizable.  If you’re looking to build your Fall line or create some delicious-smelling, unique Halloween products, Candy Corn Fragrance Oil is definitely a must-have!

What Does Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil is a mix of warm vanilla candy with top notes of butter.  These notes rest on a very subtle down of almond.

How Do Our Customers Use Candy Corn Fragrance Oil?

Enjoy a Halloween harvest classic with Candy Corn fragrance oil.  Customers love creating room scenting projects with this fall fragrance oil.  Room scenting recipes can blend up to 50% of this fragrance oil into products such as oils for burners, homemade reed diffusers, and potpourri.  This candy fragrance can also be used to handcraft strongly scented aroma beads.  If you are looking to create homemade candles or tarts, you can use Candy Corn Fragrance Oil up to 10%. This includes vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  In our testing, this childhood scent performed extremely in our Pillar of Bliss Wax, which is a wax used in homemade wax melts and homemade pillar candles.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend making a three-layered candle with the colors of orange, yellow, and white.  If you make wax tarts, we recommend the same.  We have even created a Candy Corn Clamshell Recipe demonstrating this technique.  This coloring suggestion can be accomplished by using either liquid candle dye or small amounts of color blocks.

Candy Corn Fragrance Oil can even be used in your bath and body products.  Both soap and bath oils were found to smell great when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Whether you make homemade melt and pour soap or cp soap, you can use 5% fragrance oil.  We have even shown exactly how this fragrance oil performs in CP Soap.  Make sure you check out our Cold Process Soap Testing Results Video.  This sweet fragrance oil had a good scent retention in cured soap and discolored to a light brown. Using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can help correct some of this discoloration, but you will need to test.  The soap experienced no ricing and no separation.  There was no acceleration. If you wish to color your your soap or bath products, we would recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.

Customers also incorporate Candy Corn Fragrance Oil into other scented projects.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this warm fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions perform very well also. We recommend adhering to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  You can even create homemade cleaning products.  These types of projects also perform well when a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.


Black Licorice Fragrance Oil

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Black Licorice Fragrance OilBlack Licorice Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Licorice Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a true-to-name licorice scent.  Unmistakable (and at Halloween time, seemingly unavoidable), the aroma of black licorice is a combination of sugar and the extract of the root of the liquorice plant.  This extract is sometimes substituted or combined with anise and fennel extracts.  In most of the world, the term licorice (or liquorice) refers to the liquorice root flavored black candy you see pictured.  In the United States, this is frequently distinguished from similarly-produced chewy candies by referring to it as “Black” Licorice.  Chances are, you know someone who loves, or hates, black licorice (there really doesn’t seem to be an in-between).  We are confident that you will love Black Licorice Fragrance Oil!

What Does Black Licorice Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This perfect-for-Halloween fragrance oil is a true to name Black Licorice scent.  It is distinct, sharp, and sure to catch the attention of some of our more traditionally sweet-toothed customers!

How Do Our Customers Use Black Licorice Fragrance Oil?

Our customers create delicious-smelling room scenting products with this fragrance oil.  Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in projects like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use Black Licorice Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable wax and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in Soy Wax.  This fragrance is gel wax compatible, so get ready to make some creative candles!  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend eight drops of black liquid candle dye.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Black Licorice Fragrance Oil can also be incorporated into your bath and body products.  Bath gels and oils were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of up to 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Soap makers can use up to 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil exhibited a strong scent retention and no discoloration.  The soap experienced no ricing and no separation.  This soap did not accelerate.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, we recommend using black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products, as it is not body safe.

Customers also incorporate Black Licorice Fragrance Oil into many other products.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this candy fragrance when a maximum of up to 5% fragrance oil is used.  You can also scent your own lotions, which adhere to a 4% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

If you are looking for a perfect fragrance to add to your Halloween line, look no further.  Black Licorice is a classic Halloween candy and a great selling Halloween fragrance oil!


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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!



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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Monster Snot Soap Jelly

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slide9Monster Snot Soap Jelly


Fall is fast approaching, and you know what that means! Halloween is right around the corner! With the thought of ghouls and goblins on our brains, we have created the Monster Snot Soap Jelly. Monster Snot Soap Jelly holds true to its’ name with its’ tart green apple scent. It is a Nature’s Garden creation that will bring back all of your childhood memories of fall time and Halloween with candy and costumes as well as your first taste of a tart ripe apple. It is also a fun reminder of your first experience of bobbing for apples or your first taste of some hot apple cider. Monster Snot Soap Jelly is sure to be a Halloween favorite that you will want to make over and over again for years to come.




69 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

187 grams of warm distilled water

4 grams of Optiphen

12 grams of Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil

Blue Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

Yellow Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

8oz Clear Bullet Bottle

One 24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8oz Clear PET Jars

Black Dome Lid 70/400

One thermometer

Rubbing Alcohol

Googly Eyes



  1. Weigh out and melt down 69 grams of the SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds. If it is not completely melted, you can put it back in for another 15 seconds. Then measure out and add in 187 grams of warm distilled water. slide1 (1)
  2. Then, add 4 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye and then 2 drops of blue Da Bomb Soap Dye. slide2 (1)
  3. Using a thermometer, make sure that the mixture is between 120 to 140 degrees. If it is at the correct temperature, add in the 4 grams of Optiphen and then mix thoroughly. slide4
  4. After the Optiphen is mixed in, carefully add 12 grams of our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. slide6
  5. With a clean spoon or utensil, mix it all together. slide7
  6. After you have achieved your snot color, spray it with the rubbing alcohol. This will get rid of all of the air bubbles.
  7. Let the mixture set up for a few hours in the refrigerator to cool or it can just sit out overnight, until it is a gooey, almost jelly-like texture.
  8. This step is completely optional and just for pure fun. Now that your Snot is finished, add googly eyes or some kind of Halloween decoration to the outside of your jar like we did to make it look like a monster! slide8


9. Your Soap Jelly is now ready to use! Have fun with your scary new friend!

We hope you have enjoyed making our awesome Monster Snot Soap Jelly! The smell of the tart apples will surely remind you of your own candy filled memories. It is sure to be a fun project for your kids or even a great Halloween feature to add to your own house of haunts for the season! Are you ready for some more fragrance fun?  Visit our free recipe box for many more awesome ideas!



Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

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Jenny1Here at Natures Garden, we are currently having an employee challenge.  For this spotlight challenge, we have asked each staff member to choose one of their favorite Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and create a project pertaining to that fragrance.  

Yet, another week has passed and we all know what that means!  It is time to get super excited to see this week’s Spotlight Creation.  Jenny, who has only worked for Natures Garden a few months, was the lucky Natures Garden employee selected for this week, and her spotlight creation is cleverly called “Berry Bewitching Bath Brew“.

Jenny is no newbie when it comes to crafting.  She enjoys spending her free time using jewelry crafting as her creative outlet.  Although, she enjoys beaded jewelry; her passion involves making jewelry with glamorous gemstones- adding a little bling to life.Bath-Brew1

When she is not designing beautiful jewelry, Jenny likes to spend time with her family.  Jenny is a newly married wife and also has a daughter.  She and her husband Scott will be celebrating their 1st year anniversary this Sunday.

Jenny, who has the sign Cancer, enjoys being outdoors.  She is a nature lover and animal lover too!

When it comes to leisure time, Jenny enjoys reading.  Her favorite author right now is Dan Brown.  Jenny thinks he is a great author because it’s a combo of “history, mystery, and a little bit of action.  It’s fun.”  Besides Dan Brown books, she has quite a collection of books in her personal library-sci fi, horror, and mystery.  But, she has a special liking for culture, history, and especially genealogy.

Jenny also enjoys listening to cultured music, and is patiently waiting for the new season of The Walking Dead to start.

Jenny loves the color purple and when it comes to Jenny’s life motto she reinvented an age ole adage:  “Knowledge is empowerment!”

For complete instructions for Jenny’s Spotlight Creation, click here or view it under Natures Garden’s free classes and recipes section of the website.