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Feb
03

Caribbean Fragrance


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caribbean fragranceCaribbean Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Caribbean Fragrance Oil is a sweet, tropical scent that is capable of transporting your senses to the ideal vacation spot. Just imagine yourself lounging in soft sand as white as snow. As you gaze into an ocean bluer than the sky, there’s a hint of a soft, salty breeze rolling onto the coast. This wind brings the aroma of coconuts, pineapples, and all sorts of tropical love. You tip your head back to soak in the sun and think “what could be better than this”?

What Does Caribbean Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a tropical paradise blend of coconut, fresh sliced pineapple, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  A Best Seller!  A Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  Pineapple, Orange, Coconut, Cherry
Mid Notes:  Palm Leaf, coconut cream, heliotrope
Base Notes:  Vanilla cream

How Do Our Customers Use Caribbean Fragrance Oil?

Many of Natures Garden’s customers use our products to create their own unique candles. Candle crafters can use this fragrance in either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax at no more than 10%. This scent has been found to perform perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. Further, it is nice and strong in soy wax. We suggest three drops of yellow liquid candle dye for every four pounds of wax. Alternatively, shredding a small amount of a yellow color block into your melted wax can produce a desirable color as well. Note that you should never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Numerous customers use our products to craft their very own bath and body products that smell great. Bath and body products perform well when using this tropical scent at no more than a recommended 5%. Soap makers can use Caribbean Fragrance in either melt and pour soap or cold process soap a recommended 5% of the weight for total recipe. Our cold process soap results revealed this scent to perform well in cold process soap recipes. We found no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation for this fragrance. Also, this bar will discolor to a brown and have a strong scent retention. Since the vanillin content is 5%, using a vanilla white stabilizer will create a lighter bar. Although the vanillin content is high and contributes to discoloration, you may not be able to obtain an entirely white bar. This is because more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products. We recommend using yellow soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you for your homemade bath and body products. Remember to never use candle dye in any bath and body products.

Various customers use our products to make homemade cleaners, lotions, perfumes, and room scents. Homemade room scenters can use this fragrance at a maximum of 50% in potpourri and incense. Further, Caribbean Fragrance Oil produces a nice and strong scent in aroma beads. The remainder of these creations can be scented with this scent at no more than 5%. Also, this scent performs perfectly in perfumes.

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
19

Dare To Be Sexy Fragrance


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Dare To Be Sexy FragranceDare To Be Sexy Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Spotlight

Dare To Be Sexy Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is a scent for the most confident, fearless and seductive creatures. This is a fragrance  will tease the senses and leave your mind craving more. Do you dare to try?

What Does Dare To Be Sexy Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a naughty blend of sweet sensuality and sinful fruits starring in this Oh So Sexy fragrance. Luscious peach nectar, red delicious apple and ripe blood orange lead you to the sensual floral heart. Delicate muguet and pretty pink peonies are teased by a tempting black plum, and tickled with notes of musky vanilla.

Top Notes: Peach Nectar, Apple, Blood Orange
Mid Notes: Muguet, Pink Peony, Black Plum
Base Notes: Musk, Precious Woods, Vanilla

How Do Our Customers Use Dare To Be Sexy Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance oil works well when making homemade room scents and hand crafted candles. When making room scents, including reed diffusers, incense, and potpourri, can use up to 50% of this feminine fragrance. Also, this fragrance oil is nice and strong in aroma beads. Homemade candle makers can make use of this daring fragrance as well. Vegetable waxes and paraffin wax can use up to 10% of this aroma in their products. This fragrance oil will perform perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. Additionally, it is nice and strong in candles made from soy wax. We recommend coloring your candles with three drops of red liquid candle dye with three drops purple liquid candle dye. Another option would be adding a small amount of shredded red color block and purple color block per 4 pounds of wax used. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog the wick of your candle.

Gorgeous bath and body products can be created using Dare To Be Sexy Fragrance Oil. Any bath gels and bath oils will perform well with this sexy fragrance oil with a recommended usage rate of 5%. Homemade soap makers can use this fragrance to make either melt-and-pour soaps or cold process soaps. This fragrance has shown to perform amazingly in cold process soap! Our cold process soap testing results show no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Since the fragrance contains nearly no vanillin, at 0.04%, a bar of soap using this fragrance should have no discoloration. Also, the soap will retain a great fragrance! Overall, Dare To Be Sexy Fragrance Oil is absolutely perfect for cold process soap. If you wish to color your products, we recommend red soap colorant and purple soap colorant in any amount that produces the shade you desire. Be sure to never use candle dye in any body products.

There are so many other great uses for this amazing feminine scent! A few ideas are homemade lotions, perfumes and all natural cleaning products. You could also try Natures Garden’s free recipe using this very fragrance oil.  Check out our Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe.

Oct
16

Hayride Fragrance


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Hayride FragranceHayride Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What did the hungry horse say to the forgetful farmer? “HAY!!” Hayrides are another hallmark of autumn. Bundle up and load up a wagon full of soft hay, pile everyone in and go for a ride through the countryside! Hayrides often accompany other fun family fall activities such as corn mazes and visits to the pumpkin patch. The Metroparks offer hayrides and a corn maze for the kids at the Carlisle Equestrian Center here in Ohio  during weekends in October (only $1 for tickets). Or, if you’d like the aroma of going on a hayride without having to brave October weather or potentially itchy and pokey hay- fill your home with this fragrance while staying warm inside!

What Does Hayride Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The scent of new mown hay with notes of sweet balsam combined with smooth vetiver and cedarwood giving way to that fresh outdoor country air aroma.

How Do Our Customers Use Hayride Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This funky fall fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this unique aura in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of yellow color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This autumn aroma comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fun farm fragrance in soaps, bath oils, and bath gels is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed perfectly in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and strong scent retention in cured bars. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, so it is unlikely to discolor your bath and body products (no discoloration in CP soap is a good sign, too). Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use yellow soap colorant in the amount that you desire. You’re also welcome to try natural soap colorants for more earthy tones and added skin-nourishing benefits, just be sure to read the page description to see if your soapmaking process will affect the intended color. Never use candle dye in any body products; you’ll end up coloring yourself!

We’ve also got a cute Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe made using Hayride Fragrance Oil. Not made with actual cow pies- don’t worry- this is designed to help you get clean and relax in the tub.

Body products! This special scent performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in body sprays and lotions is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this outdoorsy aroma  in cleaning products is 5%.

Be sure to check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to make a variety of products using the guidelines above!

Oct
02

Bermuda Triangle Fragrance


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Bermuda Triangle FragranceBermuda Triangle Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The Bermuda Triangle is the nickname given to the area of the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. It is most famous for legends of ships and planes suddenly vanishing in the area under mysterious circumstances. Sailors have reported strange phenomena in the area, particularly affecting navigation equipment, since the days of Christopher Columbus.  But many authors have embellished alleged occurrences because it makes for a good story. Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble- who doesn’t love a good enigma? (Reported events are extremely interesting to read about if you have the time.) It has since been revealed that the number of incidents that occurred in the Bermuda Triangle are no greater than anywhere else in the Atlantic Ocean, and no mysterious disappearances have been reported since the late 1960s. In light of this news, remember the Bermuda Triangle is located near some ideal vacation destinations- a great place to plan your escape. Disappear from your everyday with this fragrance.

What Does Bermuda Triangle Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance is one you will get lost in! An excellent blend of cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon; with citrus top notes of mandarin, tangerine, grapefruit and lime; with just a hint of juicy McIntosh apples. An NG Original Scent & A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  mandarin, tangerine, grapefruit, lime
Mid Notes: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, apple
Base Notes:  pineapple, cyclamen, violet

How Do Our Customers Use Bermuda Triangle Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This fresh, fruity fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this elusive aroma in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops yellow plus 2 drops orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax, or shred a small amount of yellow and orange color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This vacation fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads, and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. (Don’t forget you can use candle dye to color your aroma beads!)

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this juicy bouquet in bath oils, bath gels, and soaps is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this is a super scent for soaping! No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and very strong scent retention. What more could you ask for? Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use yellow and orange soap colorant in the amount you desire. You can try natural soap colorants, but pay close attention to the descriptions on their corresponding web pages– certain soapmaking processes may alter the intended hue of natural soap colorants. Don’t color your bath and body products with candle dye or it will end up coloring you!

This fun fragrance is also featured in our Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe. Most likely intended to make bath time fun for kids- but, as an adult, I’d have to say I think it looks pretty cool. Relax in the tub and play with DINOSAURS!! You could also fill these bath bombs with tiny plastic boats or planes. If they can mysteriously disappear in the Bermuda Triangle- why not mysteriously appear out of a Bermuda-Triangle-scented dinosaur egg bath bomb?

Body products! This enigmatic aroma performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this mysterious scent in cleaning products is 5%.

Sep
29

Beach Bum Fragrance


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Beach Bum FragranceBeach Bum Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What’s more relaxing than a day spent bumming around at the beach? Finding a good spot to lay out your blanket or towel on the sand, kickin’ off your flip flops, laying down and just soaking up the sun (being sure to put on sunscreen first, of course). The calming sound of the waves, the fresh breeze coming off the water- what more could you ask for? How about the fragrance of fresh fruits and florals? Such a calming scene, I’m falling asleep just describing it.. so relaxing.

What Does Beach Bum Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance captures the essence of summer like no other fragrance; combining juicy mandarin, sand jasmine, and refreshing oceanic mist. An NG Original Scent!

Top Notes:  bergamot, fresh air, eucalyptus, mandarin
Mid Notes:  gardenia, lavender, rose, sand jasmine
Base Notes:  tuberose, musk

How Do Our Customers Use Beach Bum Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This summertime scent performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is gel wax compatible! That means you can put wax embeds in your candles such as sea horses and shells or the perfect beach footwear- flip flops! The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops blue plus a small amount (try dipping the tip of a toothpick in the dye, then your wax) of green liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of blue and even smaller amount of green color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons– it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This oceanic aroma comes across nice and strong in aroma beads, and the maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps!  The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fresh fruit and floral fragrance in soaps, bath gels, and bath oils is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fun fragrance caused slight acceleration, but no ricing and no separation with strong scent retention in cured bars. The CP soap made with this scent discolored to a very light beige. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, but there are over 40 ingredients used to make fragrances that could possibly cause discoloration. Since there was very slight discoloration in the soap, there also might be very slight discoloration of your bath and body products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use blue and green soap colorants in the amount that satisfies you. Never color bath and body products with candle dye– you will end up coloring yourself!

We’ve got some flip flop molds for full-sized soaps, or you can use the embed molds listed above to make sample-sized soaps with this relaxing aroma!

Body products! This sunny scent performed perfectly in perfumes and the maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this vacation fragrance is 5%.

Nov
03

Rose Lotion


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rose lotionRose Lotion

Hello everybody! Are you looking for new and exciting projects to try? Do you like floral or flower scents? Have you ever made any with our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance? Well, we are introducing a brand new recipe for our Rose Lotion! This awesome lotion is sure to be a new favorite for everyone around you! And the wonderful smell of roses will follow you wherever you go! Be sure to try out this great recipe and share it with your friends and family!

 

Ingredients:

18 grams of Cocoa Butter

45 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil

4 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

37 grams of Emulsifying Silky Wax

6 grams of Stearic Acid

18 grams of Sweet Almond Oil

4 grams of Vitamin E Oil

23 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Arrowroot Powder

14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

6 grams of Optiphen

360 grams of water

6 grams of dried rose petals

1 coffee filter

Multiple mixing bowls

Mixing Spoons

Thermometer

 

Directions:

First, prepare your oils. Weigh out and melt down the following to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 grams of cocoa butter, 4 grams of meadowfoam oil, 18 grams of stearic acid, 45 grams of fractionated coconut oil, 37 grams emulsifying silky wax, 18 grams of sweet almond oil and 4 grams of vitamin E oil.

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Next weigh out and bring your 360 grams of water to a boil. Then you can add your 6 grams of dried rose petals into the coffee filter inside a bowl. Then check to make sure the water is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit and pour the water over the petals into the bowl to make a rose tea.

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Even though you used 360 grams of water to make your rose tea, you only need 286 grams of the rose tea for this next step. Weigh out and pour 23 grams of Vegetable Glycerin into the 286 grams of rose tea.

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Make sure your oil mixture is 140 degrees Fahrenheit as well as the rose tea and vegetable glycerin, and then go ahead and mix them both together.

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After you have mixed it all together thoroughly, then you can add 2 grams of Arrowroot Powder to the mixture.

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Then add 14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil to your mixture and mix it all together thoroughly again.

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Check the temperature of the mixture and make sure it is just around or at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add 6 grams of Optiphen and mix it all together. Keep mixing everything together until the mixture becomes thicker.

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Once it thickens, refrigerate your lotion to cool it down, and then it is ready for you to use! Enjoy your awesome new Rose Lotion!

 

This rose lotion recipe is sure to be a favorite of yours and everyone you know! The amazing scent of roses is sure to follow you and your loved ones everyone everywhere you go! Make sure to check out all the rest of our awesome free recipes and classes for even more fun for you and your loved ones! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions, thoughts, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
10

Homemade Soap and Lotions


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  I sell my soaps and body products under the name Bird Bath Essentials.  The big umbrella of my business is The Robin’s Nest and encompasses my fiber and other interests.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  There’s always been a little entrepreneur in me!  I learn to do something and once I perfect it, I just have to share it with others.  I started The Robin’s Nest in 1984 and added Bird Bath Essentials for the handcrafted soap and body products in the early 2000’s.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  My main body product is soap.  I have developed my base recipe to include nourishing oils and then I enjoy adding herbs from my garden, different milks, seeds, colorants, etc. to individualize my bars.  Enjoying the process, I consider each bar a little work of art.  I also make cream lotion, body/bath oils, sugar polish, bath salts, lip and body butter.  I knit, spin (on a spinning wheel not a bike!), and dabble in watercolors and polymer clay.  Occasionally, you’ll find products that reflect these interests in my shop, as well.  Always in the sharing mode, I also offer classes in knitting and traditional rug hooking and hope to add soapmaking to the list soon.

4.  What are your business goals?  My business goal is to make and offer nourishing body products – ones that are not only nourishing to the skin but to all the senses and the soul.  I work fulltime as a registered nurse and my business dream is to reach a point where I can spend more time on The Robin’s Nest / Bird Bath Essentials than on nursing!

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I’m in love with Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and really appreciate the descriptive information that’s provided for each one.  Some of my best sellers include products that incorporate the following fragrances – Sea Salt & Lotus Blossom, Cashmere & Silk fragrance oil, Blackberry Jam, and Aloe Vera & Cucumber.

Your Website: www.etsy.com/shop/RobinsNest6

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Robins-Nest-Bird-Bath-Essentials/119907614771880

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nestknitter

Blog:  www.fortheloveoffiber.typepad.com

Mar
27

Using More Than 100 Fragrance Oils


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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:   Kendra K. Weaver (Sweet Scents By Kendra)

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? I started making bath products for myself, it turned into a hobby and then my passion! My motivation was being able to create something and being able to manipulate it to your exact want and needs. Seeing others love and enjoy my products keep me motivated more than anything!  This January marked one year for my business! 

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I offer bar soaps (100’s of designs, shapes and sizes), Lotions, Liquid Hand Soap, massage oil, Body Spray and roll On fragrances! I offer 100+ fragrances for people to choose from!

4.  What are your business goals?  My goals for this year: offer my product in several stores.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  I mainly buy my fragrance oils from Natures Garden…my favorite oils to use are Amaretto and Amish Friendship Bread…they are Amazing!

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

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sweetscentsbykendra

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SweetScentsByK

Mar
05

Farmstead Bath & Body Interview


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1. My name is Lisa Nakonechny, and I haven’t incorporated, but I call my business “Farmstead Bath & Body“.

2. We live and work on a farm.  Its always been my desire to create a cottage industry that allows me to follow my natural interests and talents while working from our farm.  Soap fits!!  Not only that, but soap really fits because I can also incorporate another interest of mine, and that is sharing my love of agriculture with others.  Each of my bars of soap will tell an artistic story of what life is like on a farm in our part of the world here in northern Alberta, Canada.  Farming is a wonderful way life, although fraught with challenges.  It will be a lot of fun tying in something fun, artistic, and most of all practical, like soap, with something equally fun, practical and even artistic like farming.

I haven’t been in business long – just a week so far!!  It has taken me over a year to decide if I wanted to turn my hobby into a business.  I needed to be sure I had the support of my farmer husband, because farming takes so much time, and so will soap making.  I’m sure combining my two passions will be both rewarding and challenging.

3. I am a big believer that something worth doing is worth doing well, so my product offering is small to begin with.  I have 10 varieties of cold process soaps.  Most of them use (your) fragrance oils, although I recognize that not everyone can or wants to use synthetic fragrances, so I also have a couple of varieties that either do not have any added essential or fragrance oils, or they use only essential oils.  My most favourite soap in this category is called “60 Grit Peppermint” – a super-duper-waker-upper-in-the-shower kind of bar! It uses peppermint essential oil and d-limonene as well as cornmeal to super-stimulate your bod in the morning!  Besides cold process soap, I also make a hand lotion I call “Mmmm Honey!” that I like because it sticks around after you wash your hands.  It does have a slightly greasier quality to it, but that is what makes it stick around and moisturize so well.  My body lotion is not greasy at all and is nameless so far.  I also make a wonderful, light and dreamy “Rose Body Souffle” which is a whipped body butter with ingredients added to reduce greasiness.  Also, a (nameless) sugar scrub with natural cocoa butter, brown sugar, and coffee beans is a feminine form of “Fast Orange” that my farmer likes.  Last, but not least, a “Lip Saver and Smoother” lip balm that sometimes shows up with some mica for a feminine tint for the whole-wheat hotties out there.

4. Other than our family farm, I am new to business. My soaping business goal is simple: I want to serve you, my customer, with a high quality, genuine hand made bath and body product. Because you love the products, you share my business with your circle of influence, and the cycle continues.  I am able to work from home, and support our traditional farming family of five beyond the basics.

5. Because I live in Canada, importing from the US costs a lot.  I buy the items that make the most sense economically.  So far, that is 8 oz and 16 oz bottles of your fragrance oils.  I love that you offer a $1.00 discount on each bottle when you purchase at least 5.  The flat rate boxes through the USPS are especially nice, as there are no brokerage or customs fees that way.  Because of this, I buy 98% of my fragrance oils from you alone. (I was looking for a “dirt” fragrance oil, and had to go to a competitor ;( ). I love how your website gives SO MUCH information including reviews that endeavours to help us make decisions without the benefits of sniffing.  I also love the document you made that lists all the fragrances and how they perform in cold process soaps. You have gone above and beyond to serve your customer, and you have a customer for life in me!  My favourite fragrance oils are: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, Cannabis Rose, Peony, and OMG Olive as they are my best sellers so far.  I use them mainly in cold process soaps, although I have used them in lotions as well.  I find your fragrances perform just as expected, and stay potent in the bottle longer than a year.  I can’t praise you enough for how you have treated me as a customer – both with tremendous products, and with stellar customer service!

Because I am 40++, keeping up with social media is challenging! But I do have a Facebook and Twitter account.  Please visit my Facebook page and “Like” it, so we can strike up a conversation, and I don’t feel like I am talking to myself!  Also, my webpage is barely a week old!  Getting good product photos is interesting, and it is a work in progress. Check back often as it continues to be created.

Website: www.farmsteadbath.com
email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/farmsteadbb
Twitter: @farmsteadbb

Picture: I am usually the one behind the camera in our family…but I found a picture of me on my favourite Belgium, Blaze. I designed a soap that was inspired by these beautiful animals called “Belgium Hayride”. It uses your Cafe Caramel fragrance oil.  I’ve included a picture of it too.  It hasn’t cured fully yet.