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Apr
13

Orange Soda Pop Scent

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orange soda pop scentOrange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer is coming! Ice cream, beaches, hanging out with friends, and of course delicious cold drinks while lounging and relaxing every day! Do you have a favorite summer drink that gets you through each and every hot and sticky day? How about a yummy orange soda pop? One of the most refreshing drinks around, with all the fizziness and deliciousness of a can of soda pop with just the right amount and combination of amazing citrus orange flavor! Our Orange Soda Pop Scent perfectly captures the aroma of this tantalizing drink, and just the aroma alone will quench your thirst for one of these bad boys!

What Does Orange Soda Pop Smell Like?

Orange Soda Pop Scent by Nature’s Garden is is a fizzie citric aldehydic explosion of Californian orange, lemon zests, Japanese grapefruit, and strong Brazilian orange peel that all sit on a wonderful base of creamy vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Soda Pop Fragrance Oil?

This Orange Soda Pop fragrance is sure to leave you craving the first satisfying taste of this amazing drink. It will make you want to run out and buy a whole pack of orange soda pops just for yourself so you alone can experience the yummy combination of fruity citrus that has all the fizziness and tastiness of a cold glass of soda pop! For all of the candle makers out there, our Orange Soda Pop scent is just what you’ve always been looking for! It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. For anyone who likes to make their own potpourri or incense recipes, this charming fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this great aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Orange Soda Pop scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, perfumes, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. This fragrance does happen to have a slight a vanillin content of .2%, meaning that there is a slight possibility that it could discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration or ricing, however it does accelerate trace. It is an extremely strong scent in cold process soap.

I’m sure you’re thinking about how you can try out this scent as soon as possible, and I have the absolutely perfect way for you! We offer many wonderful free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our free Gummy Bears Candle recipe is actually made with our Orange Soda Pop fragrance oil! This adorable candle is sure to be one that everyone you know will adore! Have fun with this awesome fragrance and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
05

Uses for Anise

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Uses for AniseUses for Anise

Hello everyone! For all you crafty, artsy, creative people out there, are you always looking for new projects to try? Something new to let your imagination run wild? Well, have you ever tried anything with herbs? To be more specific, have you ever tried anything with anise? Anise is actually an amazing flower that can be used for so many different products and industries! While it is most commonly known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, did you know that it can also be used for skin and hair care? And it can be included in many bath and body products!

There is such a variety of uses for anise. When used in bath and body products, anise has so many wonderful hair and skin care benefits. Common products it can be used in are bath teas, bath bombs, bath salts, face tonics, massage oil, lotions, ointments, creams, foot scrubs, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, facial masks and soaps. When used for soap making, anise helps to exfoliate the skin. Anise also helps to keep your skin very soft and smooth and it brings it a beautiful youthful glow. It also helps to treat acne, psoriasis, oily skin, and any damaged or spotted skin. For your hair, there are so many benefits from anise! It helps to stimulate new hair growth, repair damaged hair, and it also brings moisture to dry hair! It can even treat scabies, lice, and other scalp conditions while bringing relief from flakes and dandruff.

There are many medicinal benefits to using anise as well. It will help to control blood pressure and heart beat while working as a natural analgesic and reducing any pressure on the heart. Specifically for women, anise helps to ease the pain of childbirth, stimulate menstruation, relieve the pain caused by menstrual cramps, increase milk flow during nursing, and it also helps to increase a woman’s sex drive. Anise even helps to relieve the symptoms of male menopause. Anise is also used to treat coughs, upset stomachs, runny nose, insomnia, asthma, seizures, nicotine dependence, constipation, and intestinal gas. It can even increase appetite and urine flow. Anise has many important properties such as being antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, and it is also a natural sedative. There are dental benefits as well. Anise helps to freshen breath and relieve tooth aches. Also, when used in a compress, it can help to relieve eye pain.

Did you know that anise is poisonous to pigeons? Or that aniseed oil can be used as a flavoring agent to alcohol? How about that anise leaves can be used as a salad ingredient? The easiest way to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible is just by typing “anise” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Ground Anise Seed, our Anise Essential Oil, and even our Whole Star Anise Seeds. This is definitely a product that you should try as soon as possible! And while you’re at it, check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
02

Frankincense Uses

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frankincense tearsFrankincense Uses

Hello all of you wonderful people out there! Are you looking for new crafting ideas? Maybe something new to use for the holiday season? Or maybe you’re trying to find something that would be a great Christmas gift for your friends and family to remind them of the real meaning of the season? Have you ever tried anything with frankincense? Or frankincense tears? In the Bible, frankincense is one of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus from the three wise men. There are many frankincense uses in different industries and products such as soaping, candles, hair care, skin care, foods and beverages, and medicinal purposes.

It can be used in many common bath and body products such as creams, ointments, lotions, bath teas, emulsifying scrubs, incense, potpourri and perfumes. When used in these products, frankincense has many skin care and hair care benefits. For hair care, frankincense helps to strengthen and make the roots stronger. It helps to keep the hair healthy and shiny, and is also a great cure for dandruff problems. For skin care, frankincense helps to fade many scars. It helps with surgery marks, acne, and stretch marks. It is also used to rejuvenate, smooth, and soften the skin, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Frankincense also has many wonderful medicinal benefits. It has many great antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, anti-infectious, anti-tumor, and even anti-carcinogenic properties. It can be used to treat many ailments such as back pain, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, asthma, bursitis, sore throats, hay fever, abdominal pain, and tonsillitis. Frankincense can also help to treat pneumonia, warts, jaundice, restlessness, hyperactivity, and even prostate problems. Frankincense helps to improve the immune system and relieves itching and joint inflammation. For women, it can be used to help stimulate menstrual flow. It can even help to improve concentration and to treat and improve many visual problems. Did you know that frankincense can even be used to treat syphilis and fight cancer?

For candle making, frankincense can be used as a beautiful natural decoration. It can even be used in food and beverages! Have you ever had frankincense ice cream? Yes, that actually exists and sounds delicious! It is mainly used as a dessert enhancer and can even be used to make frankincense shortbread cookies! Did you know that some people use frankincense as an ingredient for homemade salad dressing? Its cancer fighting properties are utilized in beverages.

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible? All you have to do is type “frankin” into the search bar on our website. That will take you right to a page that offers our free Frankincense and Myrrh Soap recipe, our actual Frankincense Tears, our Frankincense Fragrance Oil, and our Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil. If you click on Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil, on the top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” If you click on that tab, it will show you the name and picture of our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap. That is a link that will also take you to that awesome free recipe! Make sure to try out these amazing products as soon as possible! They are perfect for this holiday season!

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

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Dec
02

Christmas Memories Scent

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christmas memories fragrance oilChristmas Memories Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Are you all finished decorating for Christmas yet? Is your house completely covered with all of those wonderful Christmas lights? Have you figured out what to buy all of your loved ones for the perfect Christmas present yet? Maybe you’re still searching for that unique gift that is just right for the holiday season! Well, maybe I can help! Here at Nature’s Garden we have over 800+ amazing fragrance oils, and so many of them have been created specifically for the wonderful Christmas season! Our Christmas Memories Scent is the perfect fragrance to use in any gift or project for your loved ones!

 

What Does Christmas Memories Smell Like?

Christmas Memories by Nature’s Garden is guaranteed to remind you of all of your amazing Christmas memories throughout your own life! It has base notes of pinecones and evergreens, nicely flowing middle notes of freshly ground cloves and cinnamon sticks, and top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce! Christmas Memories Scent is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil?

With the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells getting closer and closer with each passing day, Christmas Memories is the perfect scent for this holiday season! For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you! When used in candles, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! Looking for another way to fill your house with the aroma of Christmas? Use Christmas Memories in some nice and strong aroma beads! It even has a maximum usage rate of 50% when used in potpourri and incense recipes!

For bath and body products, this fragrance has different maximum usage rates for different products. Common products it can be used in are bath oils, soaps, lotions, perfumes, and bath gels. When used for lotions and perfumes, Christmas Memories scent has a maximum usage rate of only 1%. When used in bath gels, bath oils, and soaps, this fragrance has a 2% maximum usage rate. There is also no vanillin content in this great fragrance! For all of you cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a very lovely scent, there is some acceleration, and it does discolor products to a mauve pink color.

Are you enchanted by this amazing fragrance? Wondering how to get your hands on the scent of Christmas memories as soon as possible? Well, just type “christ mem” into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Christmas Memories fragrance oil! This scent is sure to be a favorite for all of your friends, family and loved ones this holiday season! But make sure to check out all of our amazing free recipes and classes we offer here at Nature’s Garden! There are sure to be some amazing ones that you will love to use for the holidays! Make sure to get your hands on this wonderful Christmas fragrance as soon as possible! Even Santa and his elves would love this fragrance as their own special presents! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions you may have and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
29

Christmas Cabin Scent

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christmas cabin fragrance oilChristmas Cabin Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Have you picked out your Christmas tree yet? Or maybe you’re already all finished decorating it! Do you like to put up your Christmas decorations ahead of time so that the Christmas spirit can be in your house for even longer? Well, here at Nature’s Garden we are just full of the Christmas spirit! We cannot wait for Christmas to get here! Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to use in your gifts or projects to use for this Christmas season? Well Christmas Cabin scent is just that scent! It is sure to be the perfect scent to bring that homey country Christmas feeling to you and yours for the holidays!

 

What Does Christmas Cabin Smell Like?

Christmas Cabin by Nature’s Garden is a best selling NG original fragrance oil! It is a wonderful aroma that is a blend of cranberries and bayberries with hints or orange zest and top notes of freshly crushed cinnamon bark!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil?

It’s finally time for the smells of hot chocolate and eggnog to fill your houses, and Christmas Cabin is the perfect scent to bring in that country Christmas feeling! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right for your holiday projects! It works nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! Christmas Cabin even has a 50% maximum usage rate if you want to use it in incense and potpourri recipes! You can even fill your house with the feeling of a comforting country Christmas by using this scent in some nice and strong aroma beads!

When you use this fragrance in bath and body products, it has different maximum usage rates for different products. Common products it can be used in are lotions, bath gels, perfumes, soaps and bath oils. When used for soaps, bath oils, and bath gels Christmas Cabin has a maximum usage rate of 1%. When used in lotions and perfumes, this fragrance has .5% maximum usage rate. For all of the cold process soapers out there, Christmas Cabin scent is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a slight separation and some acceleration, however using a stick blender will blend it right back in. It does discolor products to a light caramel color, but is has a very nice Christmassy scent! It also has no vanillin content!

Do you love the country Christmas look and style? Well then Christmas Cabin is the perfect fragrance for you for this holiday season! It is sure to bring all the comforts of home along with it and the thoughts of hot chocolate and yummy glasses of eggnog! The easiest way to get your hands on this great fragrance is by typing “christ cabin” into the search bar on our site. It will take you directly to our Christmas Cabin fragrance page! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! You are sure to find some amazing ones to go right along with your own little country Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season as long as possible and be sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
26

Tart Green Apple Scent

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tart green apple fragranceTart Green Apple Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tart Green Apple scent is a wonderfully delicious scent that will bring you back to all kinds of childhood memories. You will be reminded of the first time you bobbed for apples and the first time you ever tried that yummy apple cider. It is the perfect homey scent to add to any project, candle or soap that you are interested in making. If you are looking for something that will make all of your guests or family and family think of all the wonderful comforts of home, then this scent is perfect for you.

What Does Tart Green Apple Smell Like?

Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a very strong scent of tart green granny smith apple. It is completely true to its name.

How Do Our Customers Use Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a scent that is sure to remind people of their amazing childhood memories, then this is the scent for you. It is very strong and nice in soy wax and also performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. The scent of apples will also fill your house with its lovely aroma if you use this scent in aroma beads.  There is also a 50% usage rate if you want to use this scent for potpourri and incense!

For bath and body products, Tart Green Apple scent has a 5% usage rate. It can be used in many common personal care products such as bath gels, perfumes, soaps, bath oils, and lotions. Tart Green Apple has absolutely no vanillin content, meaning it will not discolor your soaps or bath and body products in any way. For any CP soapers out there, this fragrance is amazing for you as well! Our CP findings are: no ricing, no acceleration, and it is a perfect pour. Also, since there is no vanillin, there is no discoloration to your soap and this fragrance just ultimately works very well in soaps.
Tart Green Apple is perfect for whatever project or craft you are interested in! It is a scent with childhood reminders that is sure to have you, your customers, or your friends and family wanting to use it over and over again! But wait, there’s more! We offer many free recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and we just happen to have one for our Monster Snot Soap Jelly that is actually made with our Tart Green Apple scent! This soap jelly is perfect for all of your own little kiddos, they are sure to love this spooky fun project! Are you wondering how to find all of these amazing products on our website? Well, the easiest way to find our Tart Green Apple fragrance is by typing “tart green apple” into our search bar. That will take you right to our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil page, and on the top of the fragrance picture, there is a green link that says “Recipe.” Click on that, and it will show you the name and a picture of our Monster Snot Soap Jelly. If you click that, it will take you right to the free recipe! Enjoy and have fun with this awesome scent! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla. Are you looking for even more amazing free recipes? Make sure to check out all of our great free recipes and classes!

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Oct
24

Scented Putty

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scented-puttyScented Putty

Hey everybody! Are you looking for a new craft for the kiddos? Or maybe a new project that you can do with them for a creative way to spend time together? Or maybe even a fun thing that they can make with their friends? Well, how about our free recipe for our Scented Putty? What kid doesn’t love to play with putty? I know I did, we had it everywhere, all over the house! And what kid wouldn’t love to make their own? They can pick the colors, sizes, whatever they want! This recipe is sure to be a fantastic hit among them and their friends so you should definitely stick this on your future projects to try list!

Ingredients and Equipment Needed to Make Scented Putty

1 tablespoon of Corn Starch

½ teaspoon of Borax

2 tablespoons Distilled Water

1 tablespoons White School Glue

10 drops in FUN Soap Colorant (whatever color you want!)

10 drops Tropical Paradise Flavoring (or any other oil-based flavoring)

Disposable Pipette

Mixing Spoons

4 oz. PET Jar

White Dome Lid 58/400

2 plastic cups (or mixing bowls)

Measuring Spoons

1. In a plastic cup, mix 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 1/2 teaspoon of Borax together. Make sure to mix it well.

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2. In a separate cup add ½ teaspoon of this mixture along with 10 drops of Tropical Blast Flavoring and 10 drops of FUN Soap Colorant. (You can also use any of our body safe fragrances instead of the flavoring. However if you do choose to use fragrance, do not use the plastic cups. Make sure to use a mixing bowl because the fragrance will eat through the plastic cup.) Set aside the cup with the Borax mixture. You will not need it again unless you decide to make more than one!

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Add 1 tablespoon of school glue and 1 tablespoon of Corn Starch to your mixture. Mix it all together until it becomes too difficult to stir.

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Remove the mixture from the cup and place it on a piece of wax paper.

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Roll the putty all around in the palm of your hands.  It will slowly begin to take form.

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When you are finished with your first ball, feel free to make as many more as you want using the rest of the Borax mixture. You will just need to repeat everything from step two including adding the flavoring, corn starch, and colorant. We made 7 putty balls with this awesome recipe, but we still had a little bit left over! So with using all of the Borax mixture, this should make at least about 13 putty balls!  To store the scented putty simply place it in a 4 oz. PET jar and tighten the lid.   Note:  Body Safe fragrance oils can be used for this scented putty recipe instead of flavorings, but if you use fragrance oils, you will need to be sure to mix your putty in a pet plastic container.  Fragrance oils can melt certain plastics. 

Are you just totally intrigued? I’m sure the kiddos are, they will be so excited to make these Scented Putty balls that they will want to start as soon as possible! Are you looking for an awesome craft for the kids to do at a party? Well this is it! This wonderful putty is guaranteed to be a definite favorite, and they will want to make them over and over again. Come on, get started on these as soon as possible! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more crafting fun? Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well!

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Oct
22

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

 

Directions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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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