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Oct
01

Halloween Fragrances

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shutterstock_111783608Halloween Fragrances

It’s officially that time of year again! The time when all the ghosts and monsters come out to play! Halloween time! Are you busy putting Halloween decorations all around your house? Or maybe trying to help your kiddos decide on a costume for trick or treating? October is the time for ghosts and goblins, scary stories and haunted houses, and Halloween crafts! Do you like to create holiday crafts? Are you in need of fragrances to add to your Halloween creations? We have many many fragrances dedicated specifically to the scariest day of the year! Here are some of our favorite Halloween fragrances that you definitely need to try!

 

1. Alien TypeA magical fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will make you feel like the Princess of the Universe!  Notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose.  A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk.

alien type

2. Berry Bewitching BrewThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a spooky, bubbly, Halloween treat!  Berry Bewitching Brew begins with top notes of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk.

berry bewitching brew

3. Bitches BrewThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the smoky, woody sweetness of balsamic resins and patchouli enveloping herbaceous florals for a bewitching scent.

bitches brew

4. Bite MeDracula would fall in love with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance.

bite me

5. Black LicoriceThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is great for Halloween time!  Strong and true to its name; our black licorice scent is sure to please!

black licorice

6. Black MagicThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a magical blend of earthy sandalwood & ylang ylang, with a quick top note of patchouli. Base notes of baby powder and vanilla.

black magic

7. Blood OrangeThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is described as a tangy, juicy orange scent with just a touch of floral thyme.  

blood orange

8. Candied AppleThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an irresistible blend of juicy apples, rounded out with notes of sweet plums and ripened strawberries; enhanced with a splash of lime, orange zests, with sharp green notes.

candied apple

9. Candy CornThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a warm vanilla candy with top notes of butter with a slight down of almond.

candy corn

10. Caramel AppleThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of a big red juicy apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel.

caramel apple

11. Chocolate Amber TypeThis romantic fragrance oil by Natures Garden engages the senses with a warm heart of sandalwood and patchouli that blends with jasmine blossoms.  Rich undertones of musk are sweetened with precious amber and hints of vanilla.  A lingering accent of cocoa bean creates a heady twist for the scent. 

chocolate amber

12. Crackling FirewoodThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet. 

crackling firewood

13. Forbidden FruitA tempting, juicy fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is an arrangement composed of fresh top notes of green apple, red delicious apple, and pineapple; middle notes of tropical peach blossoms, and orchid; all sitting on a fruity, floral musk.

forbidden fruit

14. Frosted Pumpkin TypeThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a duplication of a very famous scent.  This fragrance begins with fresh top notes of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting.

frosted pumpkin

15. Harvest MoonWith this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, who says you can’t mix uncommon fragrance notes and come up with a work of art?  Harvest moon fragrance is a true work of art fragrance beginning with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar, and white musk

harvest moon

16. HayrideThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is new Mown Hay with notes of sweet Balsam combined with smooth Vetiver and Cedarwood giving way to that fresh outdoor country air aroma.

hayride

17. Lunar EclipseThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an alluring fragrance filled with fruits of nectar and exotic florals blended with sweet vanilla and honey for an evening filled with romance.

lunar eclipse

18. Magic PotionThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a magical aromatic blend of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin, full bodied middle notes of Georgia peach, purple plums, Valencia grapes, and soft rose petals; sitting on a wonderful base note of  Nubian musk.

magic potion

19. Mystic Orange MoonstoneThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a mystical, exotic, complex fragrance layered with just the right balance of the following notes:  Blood orange, white jasmine, golden honey, orange blossom, black currant, peach, grapefruit, bergamot, magnolia, orchid, freesia, muguet lily, cognac, light patchouli, white amber, myrrh, and white musk.

mystic orange moonstone

20. Pleasingly PumpkinThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is our rendition of the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance.  The sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream.

pleasingly pumpkin

21. Poison PieThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a killer fragrance to say the least!  The aroma of freshly picked blueberries, fresh cut granny smith apples, smothered in butter, cream, and cinnamon, with a background of fresh baked crust.

poison pie

22. Pumpkin RollThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is comfort food at its best.  Sweet sugar pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered onto a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey.

pumpkin roll

23. Stormy NightsThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an earthy, yet ozonic fragrance blend reminiscent of the way the night smells after a storm.  Natures Garden’s Stormy Nights fragrance begins with top notes of ozone, fresh air, and white flowers; followed by middle notes of ylang ylang and tuberose; and well balanced with base notes of patchouli and musk

stormy nights

24. Toasted MarshmallowThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of marshmallows toasted over a campfire.    

toasted marshmallow

25. Toxic TranceWhen we asked our perfumist to create some new Halloween/Gothic scents for us, he created a sexy scent that he referred to as “Intoxicating Edward”.  We love the Twilight series, and we were simply amazed at how well the perfumist captured the charming charisma of Edward in this fragrance;  his alluring eyes, his flawless, metrosexual appearance, and even the way he glistened like gold when we was in the sun.  However, we chose to give this fragrance a name that lasted beyond the Twilight phenomena; thus we renamed this fragrance “Toxic Trance”.

toxic trance

26. Tricks or TreatsUnique and fun, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a must for Halloween and beyond!  Tricks or treats fragrance begins with top notes of pumpkin, persimmon, and apple; followed by middle notes of blueberries, elderberries, currants, orange and cinnamon; and well rounded with base notes of sugar cane and vanilla.

tricks or treats

27. Vamp VogueThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sexy, gothic statement, beginning with top notes of Blood Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Mandarin; followed by middle notes of Geranium, Bourbon, Oak Moss, and Dark Patchouli; sitting on notes of Black Amber, Sandal Tree, Cashmere, and Musk.

vamp vogue

28. WerewolfThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is sexy and animalistic.  Fresh citrus highlights sparkle around the floral heart of lavender and ylang in this sensuous blend. An earthy signature of patchouli and spiced wood leads to a base of warm animal tones. Leather and musk balance with balsamic undertones as hints of powdery vanilla complete the blend.

werewolf

29. Witches BrewThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a secret blend that is mystical…try some.

witches brew

30. Witching HourThis fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun Halloween fragrance composed of spicy, magical notes.  This accord begins with freshly ground cinnamon bark,  and complimented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose;  and sits on earthy base notes of sheer musk, black tea, and patchouli.

witching hour

 

Don’t let the spookiest day of the year pass you by without trying out these delightful Halloween fragrances! Your friends, family and customers are sure to love whatever delightfully creepy project you decide to include them in! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions and look out for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you ready for more Halloween fun? Try out one of our Halloween recipes like our Bloody Fun Candle or our Monster Snot Soap Jelly that are eerily perfect for this time of year!

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Sep
29

Beeswax

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Hey all crafters out there! Do you love being creative with your crafts? We certainly do! How do you feel about beeswax as an ingredient? Does it make you think of spring with the buzz of bees all around you? Or maybe the word brings warm delicious honey to mind? Well, it may surprise you that the creations of those busy bees out there is also used for soaps, candles, and other bath and body products! I know it sounds a little bit crazy, but it’s true! And we actually sell beeswax pastilles here at Nature’s Garden! You should definitely try it out!

Beeswax is originally made from the honeycomb of bees. It can be used for medicinal purposes such as relieving pain and lowering cholesterol. It is also used for diarrhea, ulcers, swelling and can even be used for hiccups! Beeswax can also be used as stiffening agents in foods and drinks. Besides soaps and candles, other bath and body products can contain it as well, such as cosmetics and toiletries. It can be used to make soaps harder and help them last longer. It can also be used as a thickener and emulsifier.

There are many many benefits for your health and skin care by using beeswax in your products! Besides the medicinal purposes, if used in lotions, it can act as a protector for your skin. It will form a barrier on your skin in protection from irritants. It will also help your skin to retain moisture. Another bath and body product, lip balms, can also contain beeswax. It can help your lips from becoming chapped. Awesome right? I mean how much better could it get? It is such a versatile product!

Here at Nature’s Garden we actually sell beeswax pastilles. No chemicals were used to bleach our wax, it was naturally bleached from air and sun exposure. We also offer a free beeswax class that will teach you how to properly use it in your great products! And on top of that, we also have a free recipe for a beeswax candle! If you’re a candle maker, you should definitely make a note to yourself to try this awesome candle as an upcoming project. Now to get to those products on our website, there are a couple of ways. First, you can just type “beeswax” into the search bar on the top of our site. That will take your directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Beeswax”” which has all three of those products. You can also go to our Candle Supplies option at the top of the site and hit Candle Waxes in the drop box. The pastilles are available there. The recipe and class are available by going to the link at the top of the site that shows a little green box that says “Free Classes and Recipes,” or there is also a link to the classes and recipes on the left of the site.

 

beeswax products page

candle waxes page

 

How much more awesome could this product get? Not much I think! It is just so versatile! All crafters should definitely include this as a new ingredient in their products or should make sure to try it out soon! Please contact us if you have questions or concerns and keep looking for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
26

30 Free Candle Recipes

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For all the candle makers out there, are you tired of making the same candles over and over again? In need of some new and exciting recipes? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we offer over 40+ candle recipes! Awesome right? You will definitely be able to settle your craving for something new here! Here are 30 free candle recipes, be sure to check them all out!

 

1. Blueberry Muffin Candle- You will have the tantalizing scent of blueberry muffins baking in the oven all through your home.

Blueberry Muffin Candle

2. Beer Candle- A fun candle that all those manly men out there are sure to love.

Beer Candle

3. Bug Repelling Candle- Need a way to get rid of those annoying mosquitos and such? This candle will do it!

Bug Repelling

4. Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart- A reminder of the smells of delicious cookies baking.

Chocolate Blossom Tarts

5. Cinnamon Bun Candle- The smell will make your mouth water with the thought of a tasty hot cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Buns Candle

6. Day at the Beach Candle- Your mind will be transported to the shores of a favorite vacation spot.

Day at the Beach

7. Ducks on the Pond Candle- This adorable candle is sure to overload your system with its cuteness!

Ducks on the Pond

8. Football Field Candle Loaf- The guys are sure to love this during a game!

Football Field9. Gummy Bears Candle- A fun project to include the kiddos on!

Gummy Bears

10. Honeycomb Candle- All of your busy bee friends will be buzzing with excitement.

Honeycomb Candle

 
11. Hydrangea Candle- Your house will be filled with the scents of spring.

Hydrangea Candle

12. Pigs in the Mud Candle- Perfect for all the animal lovers out there, they will love the good laugh this candle will bring them!

Pigs in the Mud Candle

13. Stacked Flower Tarts- You will be enveloped with the smells of beautiful flowers!

Stacked flowers

14. Rainbow Candle- A definite reminder that there will always be a rainbow after the rain passes.

Candle Recipe

15. Leopard Candle- For all the animal print lovers like myself, this is perfect!

Leopard Candle

16. Zebra Candle- More animal print to make us girls happy!

Zebra Candle

17. Pot o Gold Candle- Maybe there really is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Pot o Gold

18. Pug Candle- A fun reminder of all our favorite furry friends!

Pug Candle

19. Smores Candle- These yummy treats are sure to be on your brain with this!

Smores Candle

20. Santa Candle- A great way to start off the holiday season!

Santa Candle

21. Pink Camouflage Candle- This candle is awesome for all those tomboys out there who want a little touch of girly.

Pink Camo

22. Mardi Gras Candle- The perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Candle23. Green Beer Candle- You can’t celebrate St. Patty’s Day without your green beer!

Green Beer Candle

24. Independence Day Candle- A creative candle to remember our nation’s birthday!

Independence Day

25. Valentine’s Day Candle- The feeling of romance is sure to follow this scent.

Valentines Day Candle

26. Green Camouflage Candle- This manly candle is perfect for all those many men.

Green Camo

27. Gingerbread Latte Candle- Another wonderful Christmas scent with the smells of gingerbread men filling your home!

Gingerbread Latte

28. Mothers Day Candle- A special creative gift your mother is sure to love!

Mothers Day

29. Bloody Fun Candle- This candle is great attraction to add to your house of haunts!

Bloody Fun

30. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri- This potpourri is sure to bring the beauty of wintery snow into your home!

Glistening Potpourri

All you candle makers out there are sure to adore our recipes! Your creations are sure to bring so many homey and wonderful scents to your home and your loved ones! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
22

30 Free CP Soap Recipes

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cold process soap recipes30 Free CP Soap Recipes

Hello everyone! For all you cold process soapers out there, don’t you just love finding new recipes? Or maybe you’re just tired of making the same old soaps over and over. Well do I have a solution for you! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer tons of free recipes for many products! And come on, who turns down free? Here are 30 free CP soap recipes available for you!

 

 

 

1. Beginner’s Soap A great recipe if you are just starting out in your soap making!

beginners soap

2. World Peace Soap Your kids will love these tie dye colored peace signs!

world peace soap

 3. Hippies and Hemp Soap Another great tie dye recipe that everyone will love!

hippies and hemp soap 4. Soap Frosting This frosting looks good enough to eat! Yummy and delicious!

soap frosting

 5. Lemonade Soap A favorite drink for a hot day, and an awesome soap for bath time?

lemonade soap 6. Fruit Frenzy Soap For all the health fanatics out there, this soap is sure to inspire you!

fruit frenzy soap

7. Hot Fudge Brownies Soap Your sweet tooth will go nuts at the name alone!

hot fudge brownies soap

8. Oatmeal Milk Soap Oatmeal milk is a soap that is sure to relax you after a long day!

oatmeal milk and honey soap

9. Royal Honey Bee Soap You will become the queen bee in your house with this soap.

royal honey bee soap

10. Caramel Custard Soap The name alone sounds delicious enough to eat, doesn’t it?

caramel custard soap

11. Baby Shower Soap What an adorable gift for the mom-to-be, or even fun baby shower favors!

baby shower soap

12. St. Patty’s Day Soap Let yourself  go crazy with some green fever!

st pattys day soap

13. Carrot Soap A fun “treat” for your kids to leave on Easter for the Easter bunny!

carrot soap

14. Pumpkin Puree Soap A homey fun way to celebrate the fall season and the spookiest day of the year!

pumpkin puree soap

15. Beer Soap Let’s not forget about our lovable men! Beer Soap is perfect for a bachelor party or a special game!

beer soap

16. Blueberry Cheesecake Soap Doesn’t it just make your mouth water?

blueberry cheesecake soap

17. Wine Soap Another perfect soap to help unwind from a long day.

wine soap

18. Total Hot Man Soap Hot Man. Ladies, what more explanation do you need?

total hot man soap

19. Hunters Soap For all those manly hunters out there!

hunters soap

20. Blackberry Sage Soap Another relaxing addition to your home with it’s special scent.

blackberry sage soap

21. Calendula Sunshine Soap Warm and happy thoughts of sunshine will surround you!

calendula sunshine soap

22. Cleopatra Heavy Cream Soap Pyramids and ancient Egypt will invade your thoughts!

cleopatra soap

23. Energize Soap Anyone need an energy boost? Your loved ones are sure to love this boost!

energize soap

24. Argan Soap The beautiful designs of our argan soap recipe are sure to make everyone happy!

argan soap

25. Creamy Cocoa Craziness Soap Cocoa=chocolate. Just yum!

creamy cocoa craziness soap

26. Manly Soap Another one for all our manly men out there!

manly soap

27. Peppered Poppy Seed Soap These flowered shapes soaps are sure to remind you of new Spring flowers!

peppered poppy seed soap

28. Pineapple Paprika Soap One spicy unique combination that is sure to be remembered!

pineapple paprika soap

29. Sweet Wheatgrass Soap Another calming and relaxing soap to help you unwind!

sweet wheatgrass soap

30. Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Soap With such an intriguing name you just have to try it!

sweet orange chili pepper soap

You should definitely try each and every one of these! You just can’t go wrong! And make sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jul
22

Leo Scents

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leo scentsLeo Scents

We wanted to start this year off with a fun and creative presentation.  So, we conducted some research to find exactly what fragrance notes and combinations would most likely correspond with the various Zodiac signs.  Based on specific personality traits of each sign, we were able to assemble particular scents that a person born under the Leo zodiac sign would like.

Beginning July 23rd, Leos quickly and playfully become the center of attention.  So, without further adieu; we at Natures Garden would like to be the first to say Happy Birthday to all Leos.  And, now we would like to welcome everyone to the lively world of Leo Scents.

Leos are considered anyone born between and including the dates of July 23rd through August 21st.

Unfortunately, we currently do not have anyone on staff at Natures Garden that is a Leo.  We do have family and friends that are Leos though.  They are a very warm and welcoming group with an enthusiasm and zest for life that is unmatched.  Always willing to be there and help out, Leos are considered a true and valuable friend.  When times get crazy, they will rush to console, cheer up, or celebrate with you.  Leos like to keep things in the present; never dwelling on what could have been. Their cheerful and optimistic attitude is one of the reasons as to why Leos are always surrounded by friends.

Leo - Confident, Encouraging, Ambitious, Loyal

Symbol- the Lion

Sign- Fire

This loving and good natured group is faithful and charitable. They are open minded and are quick to become the center of attention in a group setting. Leos are playful and fun; accepting and appreciating others for who they are. When it comes to scents, Leos prefer limelight scents with warming and floral notes.

In order to best capture a Leo’s interest, select fragrances that contain notes of:

Fruits: Lime, Tangerine, Mandarin

Florals: Orange Blossom, Juniper, Neroli

Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:

scent leos like      leo sign scent      smells leo like     aromas for leos

Hot Pink Lime Scent by Natures Garden

Mandarin Tiki Scent by Natures Garden

Juniper Breeze Scent by Natures Garden

Marmalade Spice Scent by Natures Garden

If you are interested in seeing all of our zodiac sign fragrance suggestions, please click on the link.

Jul
19

Lemon Meringue Scent

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lemon meringue scent Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nothing says summer like a piece of Lemon Meringue Pie.  This true to life lemon meringue scent is the perfect addition to your bakery aroma line.  With an amazing balance of tangy lemon and sweet sugared meringue this decadent treat is incredible.  So realistic that you can smell every lovely layer from the buttery crust, tart lemon filling, to the classic meringue topping, this lemon meringue scent is perfection at its finest.  Many of our customers state not only is this scent delicious, but it is one of the best lemon scents in the market.

What does Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil smell like?

This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh baked pie filled with lemon custard and lemon zests topped with a creamy vanilla meringue.

How do our customers use Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter, this lemon meringue pie scent is a must have fragrance.  Our customers use this yummy scent in their soy tarts and soy waxes, Palm Container wax, Joy wax, paraffin wax, and WOW wax.  In fact, this lemon meringue scent is the perfect fragrance to make the best pie candles with.  Known for having amazing scent throw, lemon meringue fragrance oil has a natural, realistic lemon scent.  And, it even gets stronger as it cures.  As for home scenting ideas, this nice lemony scent works very well in electric burners, aroma beads, and smelly jellies too.

For the bath and body end of products, this pick me up fragrance has a usage rate of 5%.  Now, this lemon meringue scent does contain a vanillin content of 2%, so using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is highly recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  This wonderful and delicious scent is used to make a variety of personal care items like:  sugar scrubs, melt and pour soaps, whipped shea butters, salt bars, lotion bars, body butters, and bath bombs.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this lemon meringue scent tops the charts.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, soaps like a dream, scent is very strong and lasts. Discolors to a tan color.

If you would like to try this lemon meringue scent in a recipe, please click on this link to see Natures Gardens Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Recipe using melt and pour soap.

Jul
18

Home Party

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home party Home Party

A home party is a great way to increase the sales of your homemade products.  No matter what type of homemade product you make; whether it be candles, personal care items, or home scenting mediums, booking home parties will promote your products and your business.

This method of marketing works for several reasons.  By asking friends and family members to host a home party, you will have the opportunity to reach many potential clients.  When the hostess of the party asks friends and coworkers to attend their party, you have the perfect platform to sell your products.

What is a Home Party
Differing from the typical display stands, a home party allows you the opportunity for the attendees to actually try your product and ask questions.  If your homemade products focus on personal care items, a home party lets the attendees use the products and learn about all of their skin loving benefits.  If your focus is candles or home scenting mediums, you have the chance to have the items burning, or releasing the scent while you discuss the benefits of your products as opposed to store bought brands.  Regardless of what you are trying to market, a home party environment also allows a great opportunity to create specialized items; whether that is through scent or specific skin care needs.

Since the home party is set in someone’s home, it also promotes a comfortable, at home feel.  And, usually all of the attendees are already friends or acquaintances; so everyone feels at ease.  Due to this setting, you will find that the mood of the room will be fun and enjoyable.

As an ice breaker, or during the party, simple games can be played with small sample products given out to the winners.  This is also a great opportunity to get your brand out there again.  Everybody likes freebies, so planning games with your products as the prizes is a win/win situation for everyone involved.

Now, besides the direct sales that will occur at a home party, there are also sales leads.  Since you are marketing your product to the attendees, they are able to learn about all of the benefits your items carry.  They will be able to see, feel, smell, and hear why your products are superior.  The attendees will also know and understand your passion as to why your products are worth buying.  This opens the door to the possibility of attaining more home parties by allowing the opportunity for each one of the attendees to host their very own party.

A Token of Gratitude for the Hostess
Generally, the hostess of a home party always receives a gift (one of your products) just for hosting the party.  To sweeten the deal, many people choose to allow the hostess of the party to also receive 10% of the total sales from the party in free merchandise.  Not only does this help to encourage sales, but it also is a wonderful way to thank the hostess for allowing you into their home.  These are great incentives for other attendees to also want to host a home party for themselves.

What to Bring
Besides bringing your products, samples to try, product prizes, order forms, and writing utensils, make sure you remember business cards or flyers.  You want to make sure that each one of the attendees knows how to get a hold of you if they change their minds about hosting a party, what to add to their order, or need to reorder.  To help encourage future sales from these business cards or flyers, you may want to include a 5% discount on their next order.

Home Parties are a wonderful way to let everyone know how amazing your products are.  They will increase your sales, and make for potential repeat buyers.  If you are nervous about booking your first home party, ask a close relative to be the hostess.  This way you will be surrounded by loved ones and you will feel more comfortable.  This will also allow your family to help you master your marketing technique.

Just remember to make the home parties fun and memorable for everyone who attends.  Click Here for specifics on how Deborah Ward of Natures Garden used to conduct her Home Parties (when she used to sell ready made candles).

Jul
18

Green Scent

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green scent Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Bamboo Hemp is a very green scent.  It seems that many of our customers cannot get enough of the fresh and clean aroma of this green scent in products.  Absolutely adored by both men and women of all ages, bamboo hemp is quickly becoming many households’ family favorite fragrance.  Being a huge win in both the categories of spa and green scents, bamboo hemp does not disappoint.  With it soothing, sweet, and relaxing aroma, this unique fragrance is botanical and very Zen like.  A sophisticated fresh and green scent that is elegant, this delightful aroma comes highly recommended by our customers for all applications.  If you are looking for an earthy fragrance with a crisp airy scent, Bamboo Hemp fragrance is what you need!

What does Bamboo Hemp Smell Like? 

Join the GREEN MOVEMENT with Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp fragrance oil!  An incredibly well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss.

How Do Our Customers Use Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil?

For those of you who are candle crafters, this green scent smells amazingly clean.  With reviews showing strong scent throw in many various waxes, Bamboo Hemp is a huge hit.  Working well for Soy, WOW, Pillar of Bliss, Palm Pillar and Container, and Joy wax; this green scent aroma is refreshing and clean.   Now, for those of you who are home scenters, Bamboo Hemp is a keeper.  Another green scent that will fill your home with the crisp scent of nature, this fragrance is perfect for anytime of the year.  The home scenting products that this green scent has been used to make are: incense, room refreshing sprays, oil burners, smelly jellies, hanging closet deodorizers, and reed diffusers.

For bath and body crafters, this green scent is the perfect fragrance for any spa product lines.  With an amazing combination of fresh, earthy, and crisp aromas, this relaxing scent is unisex.  The usage rate for Bamboo Hemp Fragrance oil is 5% and it does contain a .33% vanillin content.  Therefore, vanilla white color stabilizer is recommended to offset discoloration in your finished products.  This fabulously green scent is used to make: lotions, massage creams, body butters, melt and pour soaps, salt bars, sugar scrubs, bath salts, shower gels, body sprays, roll-on perfumes, bath bombs, and shampoos.  According to our customers, this green scent is a keeper!  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this relaxing fragrance is a winner.  Here are the official results:  No ricing, slight acceleration, stick blend and soap at cooler temps. Discolors to a cream color.  Very well liked, especially by males.  Fresh and clean.

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Homemade Gifts

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homemade gifts Homemade Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for loved ones can sometimes be a struggle.  To celebrate special occasions and milestones in life, you want to give a gift that means something exceptional.  Regardless of whether the gift is for the holidays, a birthday party, life accomplishment,  or even just to let someone know how special they are; purchasing or making a homemade gift is the route to go.

When it comes down to it, homemade gifts are unique, specialized, and memorable.  Whether you choose to purchase a homemade product, or try your hand at making one yourself, you know that there will be no other present quite like yours.  And, the recipient of the gift will absolutely adore the sentimental aspect of the time and effort that you took to make them feel special.

Since homemade gifts are literally made from scratch, they can be specified to exactly what you know the persons likes are.  Whether that be accomplished through the special skin loving ingredients that you can use in body products, the fragrance oil that scents your beautiful homemade gift, or the look of your finished product; you have the capability to capture someone’s specific likes and turn it into the perfect gift.

Putting in that little extra thought and care is what makes homemade gifts memorable and heartfelt.  Showing someone just how special they are to you means all the world to them.  And, since homemade gifts are not only special to the person that receives them, but also to the person who makes it, a homemade gift shows just how much the person is appreciated and loved.

Now, when it comes to creating a homemade gift there is an array of avenues you can choose from.  Maybe you will choose to make the persons favorite home cooked meal or dessert.  Or, you can create a scrapbook highlighting their journey-past and present.  And, there is always the option of making a basket of bath and body products all scented in their favorite smell.  In fact, the same kind of basket can even be made with tarts, candles, and home scenting supplies; guaranteeing that the person’s house will be filled with the most wonderful of aromas.

If you would like to go the route of creating a homemade gift of bath and body products, or candles and tarts, Natures Garden has all of the supplies that you will need.  They even have free recipes that you can use with step by step instructions as to how to make the items.  With over 800 different fragrances available, you will be able to find the perfect scent that will truly appeal to the person you are making the gift for.

With a homemade gift, you have the capability to show someone just how much they mean to you.  Homemade gifts are heartfelt, personalized, and impressive.  So, for the next party or holiday, let someone know just how special they are !