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Feb
02

Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance

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Chocolate Lovers Type FragranceChocolate Lovers Type Fragrance – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ah love is in the air! With Valentines Day right around the corner how could it not be? It’s officially the time of year for romance, intimacy, and best of all chocolate! Natures Garden’s Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect scent for this holiday that is as sugary sweet as your sweetheart.

What Does Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fusion of lemon, orange, bergamot and mandarin, lily of the valley and coriander emerged with unmistakable notes of sweet chocolate, along with warm vanilla and musk.

Top Notes: bergamot, orange, lemon, mandarin
Mid Notes:  lily of the valley, honeysuckle, coriander
Base Notes:  chocolate, vanilla, musk, cashmere woods

How Do Our Customers Use Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil?

Various homemade products can be made using this scrumptious scent, including perfumes, lotions, and cleaners. Perfumes will perform perfectly when using this chocolate fragrance. Both perfumes and lotions can use a maximum of 5%. Cleaning products made with this chocolate scent can use no more than 4.3% of fragrance.

Homemade candles and room scents can be created using this romantic fragrance. Incense, potpourri, and reed diffusers are all room scents that can use up to 50% of this fragrance oil. Also, aroma beads will have a nice, strong performance with this scent. Lovely hand crafted candles containing vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can be made using up to 10% of this fragrance. Soy waxjoy wax, and wow wax have all been found to perform perfectly with this scent. Further, it is nice and strong in soy wax. We recommend that you use five drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you could shred a small amount of brown color block into the melted candle wax. Please note that crayons are not a viable substitute for a candle colorant as they will clog your wick.

Fabulous bath and body products can be created with Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil. Bath gels and bath oils will perform well with a fragrance concentration of 5% or less. Homemade soap crafters can use this scent in a variety of products, such as melt and pour soap or cold process soap. Regardless, the fragrance concentration we recommend for any soap recipe should be no more than 5%. Our cold process soap testing results show that Natures Garden’s Chocolate Lovers Type scent worked very well! Adding the fragrance to our soap recipe resulted in no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The bar will have a good scent retention and discolor to a milk chocolate hue. This discoloration is partially due to a vanillin content of 8.75% and will likely be counteracted by adding our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. However, there are more than forty ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products as well. So, the bar may not become entirely white after adding the stabilizer, but it should still produce a lighter color in the bar. For coloring we recommend using brown soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

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Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate this chocolate scent into your homemade crafts? Why not try our Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe!  This is a recipe any chocolate lover is sure to appreciate.

Jan
22

Class and Sass Fragrance

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Class and Sass FragranceClass and Sass Fragrance Oil– Spotlight Fragrance

This fragrance is an iconic scent and a long time duplicate of an elegant, well-loved fragrance. Even though the name has recently changed, the scent we carry has remained exactly the same. Class and Sass Fragrance Oil may have a brand new name, but this scent is virtually timeless. Not only has this fragrance persisted for decades, but it is similar to scent that was a favorite of Marilyn Monroe.  Why not try this sophisticated scent and smell for yourself?

What Does Class and Sass Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A truly classy, feminine, timeless scent that is sassy at the same time.  A gorgeous array of fresh floral ylang ylang, rose petals, and French jasmine. Lovely notes of vetiver and sandalwood, provides a woodsy bottom.

Top Notes:  bergamot, fresh air
Mid Notes:  rose, violet, lily, jasmine, ylang-ylang
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla bean, sandalwood, vetiver

How Do Our Customers Use Class and Sass Fragrance Oil?

Many of our customers use this fragrance to make perfumes, natural cleaners, and lotions. We recommend using a maximum of 5% in these your handmade products. Also, this fragrance will perform perfectly in a perfume.

Homemade bath products, and body products can be crafted using this feminine fragrance and will perform well. Homemade cp soap, melt and pour soap, bath oils and bath gels should be made in accordance with the maximum usage rate of 5% for this fragrance. Soapers should be glad to know that our cold process soap testing results found this this scent to be a perfect pour! Not only that, but there is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The bar will discolor to a light tan, but has a strong scent retention.  If you wish to acquire a lighter bar, then vanilla white stabilizer may be the solution. The vanillin content is 1% and has the potential to discolor soap. However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products. Even though we recommend you to not use any coloring this fragrance, you can add either color blocks or liquid candle dye if you so choose.

Hand made candles and room scents can be created using this classic fragrance oil. Room scenters can use up to 50% of this fragrance in potpourri and incense. Also, this scent will perform nice and strong in aroma beads. Candle makers can use a maximum of 10% in vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. Our Class and Sass Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. Further,this scent is nice and strong in soy wax. Although we recommend not to not use color for this scent, feel free to color your products. If you wish to add color, you can use any desired soap colorant.

Our customers use this feminine scent for a variety of products and crafts. No matter how complex or simple the project, you almost always have room to add a great scent. Although this is how most of our customers use this Nature’s Garden scent, feel free to make anything and let your imagination roam!

 

Jan
20

Celestial Fragrance

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Celestial FragranceCelestial Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Spotlight

Celestial Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden scents is an aroma that is as warm and inviting as a bright blue sky, yet is as illusive as the utter vastness and beauty of the heavens above. All throughout history human beings have been in awe over our great atmosphere. Why not attempt to capture your own piece of wonderment and inspiration through this fragrance oil?

 

What does Celestial Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the infusion of warm sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk, with enlightening spicy notes of sage and thyme to combine with bright citrus notes that inspire both mind and soul.

Top Notes:  pineapple, orange, eucalyptus
Mid Notes: jasmine, lily, violet, sage, thyme
Base Notes: patchouli, sandalwood, cedar, oakmoss, musk, vetiver

How Do Our Customers Use Celestial Fragrance Oil?

Our customers can use this earthy fragrance to create homemade soap as well as a variety of other bath and body products. Any homemade soap maker can use this scent in their recipes at a maximum recommendation of 5%. Our cold process soap results revealed that this fragrance has no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Also, this scent has a strong scent retention. Adding this fragrance will discolor a bar of soap to either a light tan lavender color. Since the vanillin content is at 0%, vanilla white stabilizer will most likely not influence the soap’s color at all. Although the bar will slightly discolor, this is due to one of forty other ingredients that could contribute to discoloration in bath and body products. On another note, Celestial Fragrance Oil works well in bath and body products. The most that we recommend using in these types of products is 5% of the entire recipe. For coloring, we suggest that you use the blue soap colorant in an amount that creates the best shade for you. Make sure to only use soap colorants in any body products and never use candle dye.

Celestial Fragrance Oil can be used in many other products such as perfumes, lotions, and cleaners. This scent will perform perfectly in perfumes when no more than 5% of the fragrance is applied. Both homemade lotions and cleaners will contain a maximum of 5% as well.

Our customers use this earth scent in their candles as well as homemade room scents. Candle crafters may use Celestial Fragrance Oil at a maximum of 10% in their craft recipes containing vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. Additionally, this scent will perform perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. In soy wax the scent is nice and strong.  We recommend four drops of blue liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. However, one could shred a small amount of blue color block into the melted wax.  Either way, remember to never use crayons as a candle colorant substitute as they will clog your wick. Other room scents, such as potpourri and incense, can be made with this fragrance at a maximum of 50% for the total weight of the recipe. In addition, this fragrance is nice and strong in aroma beads.

Jan
14

Valentine’s Day Fragrances

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valentine's day fragrancesValentine’s Day Fragrances

Hello everybody. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! Have you decided on the perfect plans for your Valentine’s Day yet? Are you going to take your significant other to a romantic dinner? Or maybe just something more simple like just spending the day in each other’s company? Have you decided on the absolute perfect gift to show just how much you love them? Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to go along with the most romantic day of the year? Here at Nature’s Garden, we have over 800+ fragrances, and many of them are absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day! Here are 10 of our wonderful Valentine’s Day fragrances that are sure to be an amazing way to show your love and affection!

 

Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil– This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of sweet maraschino cherries smothered in milk chocolate, with a dry down of French vanilla.

Angel Type Fragrance Oil– Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to Thierry Mugler Angel. Luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Very complex!

Lick Me All Over Fragrance Oil– We have had so many customers ask for this scent….now we have it! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful exotic fragrance with base notes of raspberry, cantaloupe, and watermelon, middle notes of jasmine and violet, and fresh top notes of grapefruit and kumquat.

Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil– This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of red hot cinnamon candies.

Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil–  A playful fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is alluring, energetic, and fun. This fragrance begins with top notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk.

Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil– After searching almost 10 years for a true, fresh-cut rose scent, we have accomplished it!  Natures Garden’s Fresh cut roses fragrance oil is the truest fresh cut rose on the market!

Sinfully Hot Fragrance Oil– This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a potent, spicy, bouquet from the dried branches & twigs of the cassia tree. A strong cinnamon bark blend is followed by warm wood and sweet amber to create the ultimate spice scent.

Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil– The essence of opulence and femininity are personified through sparkling citrus notes mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation. This unforgettable blend culminates with lingering notes of resinous galbanum.  This fragrance is very similar to Paris by Yves Saint Laurent.

Desire Fragrance Oil– An alluring, sensual fragrance oil by Natures Garden. Top notes of fresh citrus and vetiver and rose geranium, middle notes of jasmine, lily of the valley; and bottom notes of amber guise, vanilla, and musk.

Endlessly In Love Fragrance Oil– This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a green fruity floral bouquet with apple, rose and jasmine top notes with a sweet woodsy musky background.

 

These passionate fragrances are sure to be the perfect ones to use in your Valentine’s Day creations! Your significant other is sure to adore whichever one you choose! Be sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
30

Uses for Borax

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boraxUses for Borax

Hello everyone! For all you crafters out there, do you love to create new things? Or maybe you’re looking for some recipes that can help you to be more eco-friendly? Maybe you’re just wondering what you can make that can just help you save some money? Well have you ever made anything with borax before? Yes, I’m sure you’ve seen it just sitting around your house and you’ve always wondered what you could use it for. It can actually be used for multiple different industries and products! You can use it to make your own laundry and dishwasher detergents, house hold cleaners, medicinal purposes, and it can even be used in bath and body products!

There are many uses for borax around your house. When you use homemade laundry detergent with borax, the borax actually helps to soften the water. It keeps the detergent from sinking straight to the bottom of the machine and actually helps to make it keep moving around so that it cleans your clothes better. Homemade laundry detergent also helps to avoid bad chemicals like sulfates and phenols from being used on your clothes, it is very eco-friendly, and helps to keep stains off of your clothes. Homemade dish detergent with borax helps to get grease and grime off of the dishes easier, and even increases the power of the cycle in the dishwasher. It even helps to keep the dishwasher clean!

Borax can be used to make many house hold cleaners too! It is great for creating an odor eliminating spray that will work anywhere in your house! Borax can even be used to deodorize cat litter. It cleans any kitchen surface by removing grease and stains, cleaning sinks, pots and pans, garbage disposals, and it can be used on any kitchen appliance. You can even use it to steam clean your carpets! It’s a great way to avoid any nasty chemicals being used on the carpets and is also a natural cleanser. It can refresh and brighten worn carpets, and removes any caked in grime or dust. It can even be used as an all-purpose cleaner in the bathroom! It removes grime and rings from around the bathtub, and even brightens tile!

It can be used for many bath and body products like lotions, creams, shampoos, bath salts, bath bombs, and gels. When used in lotions and creams, borax acts as an emulsifier so that the oil and water do not separate. It also makes the skin softer, cleaner, and healthier. These creams and lotions can also help to remove cosmetics from the skin. When borax is used in shampoos, it helps to stop the scalp from itching and flaking, and removes sweat from the hair.

Are you wondering how you can find this awesome product on our site? Just type “borax” into the search bar and it will take you right to a page that offers our borax, and also borax in bulk. Are you looking for even more fun besides this great product? Then check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jul
11

How to Work Candy to Your Advantage

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Natures Garden’s Bogeyman Fragrance Oil is a great candy scent to add to your line. How sweet your products can be has never smelled to good!

How to Work Candy to Your Advantage

Earlier this year in April, I took a blind leap into technology by upgrading my flip phone to an Android.  I know; I am little behind the times.  However, after weighing the pros and cons of a dreaded touch screen phone, I thought it was a move that I could benefit greatly from.  Overall, the fact that pushed me into the purchase was that I could have a mini, hand held computer; an endless source of knowledge and entertainment; taking it anywhere and everywhere, and you mean to tell me it works as a cell phone too.  How could this ever be a bad thing?

Luckily for me, I did not have to discover all of the possibilities and capabilities of my Android flying solo.  My youngest sister who is only 20 years old gave me a phenomenal crash course in phone technology.  An android is so yesterday for her, she lives in the realm of iPhone and iPad; often functioning from both at the same time.  This however, is a little too much for me!

For the first several weeks with my Android, our bonding was so very special, I was in love and memorized.  Every free second I had, I was discovering new and wonderful things.  For the first time I was finding the wonderful world of apps.  These amazing little square buttons on my screen that allowed me access to all my favorite websites.  All at my beckoning call with a simple touch of a finger.  It was not too much longer before one of these apps became my demise.

Usually, I am not one of the followers.  But, I had heard about this addicting game on the radio, and seen several commercials on television for the same game “Candy Crush Saga”.  I was intrigued.  So, I took the next logical step, and downloaded the free app.

Once I had my little kiddies tucked tight into their beds, I hung up my mom hat and decided that I would see what all of the fuss is about.  During the first several levels, I couldn’t grasp what was so addicting about this simple little game.  Match 3 candies… I could do this in my sleep.  But, this is where the game gets you.  It is a very simple logical game that gets progressively harder using innocent little candies as a front.  As the levels and challenges increase you find yourself saying, “I can do this, I can beat these candies,” but in actuality, the levels are endless and your free time is not.

Candy Crush Saga has absorbed the vast majority of my “me time”.  I think about it, dream of the little candies, and crave the passing of just one more level.  I know that I am not the only one who has become an addict and this does provide me some comfort in the situation.  In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported some 15.4 million users a day for “Candy Crush Saga”, and those numbers really got me thinking.

The result, turn the proverbial sour lemon candy into sweet delicious candy.  With 15.4 million users a day, candy is running through many consumers’ heads… so why not give the people what they want.

Here are some spectacularly sweet candy themed fragrance oils and items available at Natures Garden.  Use these fragrance oils and to sweeten the scent of your bath products, or maybe add some sweet embeds to your candles and soaps.  Just take the idea and run with it!

Black Licorice Fragrance Oil

Blue Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil

Bogeyman Fragrance Oil

Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil

Bubblegum Fragrance Oil

Candied Apple Fragrance Oil

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Cane Sugar Cookie Fragrance Oil

Caramel Fragrance Oil

Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil

Doodle Bug Fragrance Oil

Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil

Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil

Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil

Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil

Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil

Sea Salt Caramels Fragrance Oil

Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

Toffee Apple Crunch Fragrance Oil

Tooth Fairy Taffy Fragrance Oil

Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil

Watermelon Taffy Fragrance Oil

Embed Mold- Swirl Wafers

Silicone Soap Molds- 24 Retro Flowers

 

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com