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Feb
18

Jelly Bean Fragrance

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jelly bean fragrance oilJelly Bean Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Spring time is coming! And you know what that means, it’s almost time for Easter! Time for egg hunts, candy, and the magic of the Easter bunny! Do you have a favorite Easter candy? How about jelly beans? Didn’t you just love when you found those delicious treats hidden in one of your Easter eggs as a kid? How about taking it one step further and making your whole house smell like some yummy jelly beans? Our Jelly Bean fragrance is perfect! It will leave all of your friends and family’s mouths watering with the thoughts of those yummy treats!

 

What Does Jelly Bean Smell Like?

Jelly Bean by Nature’s Garden is a burst of fruity luscious tones that will tease the senses with this aromatic confection. Ripe peach balances with wild cherry and tangy strawberry to give this fragrance a candy sensation at heart. The cherry is boosted with hints of cinnamon, as a smooth combination of musk and vanilla create wonderful sugary undertones.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance is the perfect way to make your whole house smell like you just had a giant Easter egg hunt! Even your customers are sure to love it! For all you candle makers out there, our Jelly Bean fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and works nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this delicious scent by using this fragrance in some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! For any potpourri and incense makers, our Jelly Bean fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, this scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products that can include Jelly Bean are lotions, soaps, perfumes, bath oils, and bath gels. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your homemade soaps and other bath and body products. So just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in any of your finished and final products! For all the cold process soap makers out there, our Jelly Bean fragrance is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing, and it has a perfect pour! It does discolor to a taupe color after curing, but the scent is nice and strong and sweet!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this amazing scent as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “jelly bean” into the search bar on our website and it will take you directly to our Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil! But hold on, because this fragrance just keeps getting better and better! On top of the fragrance picture, you’ll see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the names and pictures of our Easter Egg Bath Fizzies, Spring Smelly Jelly, and Scented Markers, all made with this great fragrance! These recipes are perfect to make with the kiddos for this fun holiday! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy this wonderful fragrance and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
12

Caribbean Scent

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caribbean fragrance oilCaribbean Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everybody! Have you been dreaming lately about beautiful sandy beaches, or taking a swim in a strikingly blue ocean? Are you consumed with the need to get away and just go on a wonderful vacation as soon as possible? Where are your all time favorite spots? How about some beautiful sandy beaches of the Caribbean? Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to bring the feeling of the Caribbean to your home to transport your mind right to an instant vacation? Then our amazing (aptly named, I might add) Caribbean scent is just what you’ve been looking for! When you use this fragrance in your new and upcoming projects and creations, it is sure to make you and your friends and family think that you’ve just landed in a Caribbean paradise!

 

What Does Caribbean Smell Like?

Caribbean by Nature’s Garden is a tropical paradise! It is an amazing blend of freshly sliced pineapple, coconut, and a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream! This scent is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Caribbean Fragrance Oil?

Caribbean Scent is the perfect scent to bring the feeling of a beautiful tropical paradise right into your home. You will think that you have been taken right to your very own favorite vacation spot! When you use this fragrance for the candle making process, it performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. It also performs nice and strong when used in making soy wax candles. Instantly fill your house with this fantastic aroma by using it to make some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! If you are interested in making your own potpourri and incense recipes, Caribbean scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, this delightful fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products it can be used in are soaps, lotions, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. Caribbean scent does happen to have a 2.0% vanillin content, meaning that this fragrance may tend to discolor any of your homemade soaps or other bath and body products. Because of the vanillin content, make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished products. For any cold process soapers out there, Caribbean scent is just what you’ve been searching for! Our CP results are: the scent retention is absolutely amazing, and Caribbean fragrance has no acceleration! However, it does discolor products to a dark brown color.

 

The easiest way to get your hands on the scent of paradise as soon as possible is by easily typing “Caribbean” into the search bar on our website. This will take you directly to our Caribbean Fragrance Oil page! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our amazing free classes and recipes as well, you’re sure to find ones that you’ll want to try out for yourself as soon as you can! Enjoy this wonderful scent of tropical paradise and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
16

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

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Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, gives sweet treat a whole new meaning.

Candy Cane Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A highly recommended fragrance oil by many of our customers, Candy Cane scent is the perfect aroma for your holiday themed products.  This delicious smelling fragrance is true to name and long lasting.  In fact, it may come as no surprise that the majority of our customers also choose to coordinate this scent in their products with red and white stripes; both through coloring and packaging appeal.  This perfect “no frills” straight candy cane scent has a minty fresh sweetness about it without the overwhelming mint factor that is typically expected.  Not only is this fragrance oil a permanent in many customer’s lines, but many suggest buying and stocking up on the 16oz. size so you don’t run out during the holiday season.

What does Candy Cane Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Candy Cane Fragrance Oil?

For any candle crafters or home scenters out there- rejoice this fragrance oil has scent throw appeal that is off the charts.  Candy Cane Fragrance Oil has very strong hot and cold throw in candles and is used in Pillar of Bliss, soy, Joy, palm, Wow, and paraffin waxes.  This very aromatic fragrance oil is used in oil burners, hanging air fresheners, and smelly jellies.  Candy Cane fragrance is even used to make room sprays; which also have long lasting and staying power.

For any bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is a great seller for the holiday season.  The usage percent for this refreshing fragrance oil 5%.  The Vanillin Content is 2.50% so this fragrance oil may discolor your products.  If you are concerned about discoloration, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  The most common products that customers use this fragrance oil to make are: melt and pour soaps, cologne, shower gel, lotion, spritz lotions, whipped body butters, bath bombs, body scrubs, solid perfumes, and bath gels.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance oil is a powerful peppermint scent.  Here are the official results:  Some acceleration, no separation.  Scent is strong and true.  Discolors to a light medium brown.

If you are looking to make a super cute festive holiday candle this year; whether as a gift or for personal use, Natures Garden has a Candy Cane Candle Recipe.  You can simply click on the link, or find the recipe in the Free Recipes and Classes area of Natures Garden’s website.

Oct
15

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil is an NG Original scent.

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If there is one scent that is synonymous to autumn it is pumpkin.  However, when you take the scent of rich pumpkin and blend it with warm and inviting spices, and add a burst of crisp, sweet, and juicy apples; what you get is the perfect Holiday time scent.  This fragrance oil is “the perfect marriage between sweet and spicy.”  Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil is one of those scents that customers just can’t seem to get enough of in your finished products.  Many of our clients state that this yummy scent flies off the shelves and sells out every time.

What does Pumpkin Apple Butter Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden will put you in the mood for the holidays with top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; with base notes of warm vanilla.  Unique, and simply amazing!

How Do Our Customers Use Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters or home scenters, Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil is used in gel, Joy, soy, paraffin, and parasoy waxes.  This fragrance oil has excellent cold scent throw and superb hot scent throw.  Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance is amazingly strong in tarts and melts as well.  This wonderfully aromatic fragrance oil also works very well as room sprays, in potpourri, electric warmers, and aroma beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is a must have and has a usage percentage of 5%. Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance oil is used to make: melt and pour soap, solid lotion bars, body scrubs, bubble bombs, creams, and body sprays.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this scent is still strong weeks after cure!  Here are the official results:  Soaps great, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a caramel color.  Fabulous scent!

It you are interested in a wonderful cold process soap recipe using Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil check out Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe.  You can simply click on the link or find the recipe under the free recipes and classes section of Natures Garden’s website.

Oct
08

Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil

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Natures Garden’s Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil is a classic holiday scent!

Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If you are wondering if there are any scents available that truly capture the scent that is Christmas, then Natures Garden’s Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance should be on your testing list. Mistletoe & Ivy is a perfect scent for those seeking a touch of pine without being overwhelmed by the notes. This fragrance oil has a perfect balance of everything holiday making this scent a “new Christmas favorite” for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

What does Mistletoe & Ivy Smell Like?

A sensual Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will help you get kissed under the mistletoe! Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance blends together cedar leaf, Siberian fir, English holly, holiday mistletoe, cooling camphor, trailing ivy, sandalwood, vetiver, and frosted musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter; this scent is used in gel, paraffin, soy, WOW and Joy waxes. Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil has a very strong hot scent throw completely filling your home with the wonderful scent of Christmas time. This fragrance oil also works very well for hanging air fresheners, electric warmers, and potpourri.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil performs amazingly and the scent retention is awesome! The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5% and is used to make: bubble bombs, lotions, body sprays, body creams, melt and pour soap, scrubs, and lotion bars. Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is phenomenal. Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, performs beautifully, perfect holiday scent, very strong, strongly recommend.

Sep
26

Sodium Lactate in Soap & Lotions

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Sodium Lactate: Most commonly derived by the fermentation of corn or beets, this natural body product additive has a smooth, clear appearance with almost no odor.

 

Sodium Lactate is quickly gaining the spotlight as an additive in the creation of bath and body products.  Although it is not a mandatory ingredient, sodium lactate can hold its own when it comes to functionality in a recipe.  

Sodium lactate, a water soluble ingredient, is added during the water phase of the creation.  It is used in bath products and has many beneficial aspects to its use.  It is a natural moisturizer, humectant (bringing moisture to itself), and pH regulator.  Sodium Lactate is used in a variety of bath products such as soaps, lotions, and shampoos.   In fact, when it comes to lotion formulations, sodium lactate can be used to replace vegetable glycerin.  Why is this a benefit?  Using sodium lactate instead of vegetable glycerin will give you a final product that lacks the stickiness that usually occurs when using vegetable glycerin in a lotion recipe.  Sodium lactate also helps reduce the “greasiness” of the oils in your emulsions, while improving the absorption capability of emulsions.   In emulsions like lotions, sodium lactate is used at the rate of 1-3% of the weight of your recipe.

Sodium lactate is used in cold process soap recipes to harden the soap, making for a harder, longer lasting bar of soap in the tub.  One of the great bonuses of using sodium lactate in your soap recipe is the easier releasing of the soap from the mold, especially if you are using more of a complex shaped mold.  Besides adding moisture and conditioning aspects to your soap, sodium lactate helps to increase lather and can even add mildness to the soap.

For cold process soap makers, the sodium lactate is added to your cooled lye water solution.  What results is a harder bar of soap that will release from the mold easier, and can be cut earlier than the traditional cold process soap.  Also, the physical appearance of a soap that has the addition of sodium lactate will improve.  The bars will have a creamier look to them, and the soap will provide a more luxurious lather. Sodium Lactate aids in keeping your soap batter in a liquid state longer.  This makes coloring/swirling and pouring easier.  But once the soap is molded, sodium lactate will harden your soap faster, allowing for the soap to unmold easily.

For hot process soap makers, sodium lactate is added to your lye water solution, and other ingredients are mixed in.

Testing is key for finding the right percentage of use for sodium lactate in your recipe.  For a great starting point is 1/2 oz.  sodium lactate per pound of soap oils. But, test, test, test!  Be cautious not to add too much sodium lactate, this will cause your soap to be brittle and/or crumbly.

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Jul
26

Saffron & Cedar Fragrance Oil

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This complex woodsy scent, is one that is definitely a great addition to any product line.

 

Saffron & Cedar Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Natures Gardens Saffron and Cedar Fragrance oil is a deep woody fragrance oil that makes for a perfect male scent.  However, do not lock this fragrance oil in as only a male scent, there are enchanting elements of notes in this fragrance that dual well as unisex.  The spicy kick makes this fragrance oil very appealing, a perfect scent for the 2013/2014 Fall and Winter Fragrance Trend.

What does Saffron & Cedar Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A wonderful arrangement of fresh-cut cedar trees surrounded by saffron spice, violet, and geranium; all sitting on base notes of vetiver and warm musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Saffron & Cedar Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are home scents and candle crafters; our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, pillar, ecosoya, WOW and Joy wax candles.  This scent is amazingly strong.  Some of our customers even make incense and cones.  Saffron & Cedar fragrance oil creates awesome aroma beads too.

On the bath and body end, there is quite a variety to choose from.  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5%, and is used to make:  Melt and pour soaps, body butters, homemade lotions, after shave butters, shower gels, cologne, body splashes, and lotions bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, here are the official results:  Some acceleration.  No discoloration.  Scent is strong.

May
29

Luxurious Hair Care Products

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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Abigail Wickham and my company is Shukura Natrorganics.

Embracing the hair you’re born with sounds like it should be the easiest thing in the world, but for some, it’s a huge challenge.  Shukura Natrorganics produces KuSHEaMa Hair Care and is the brain child of Abigail Wickham.  These products provide a solution for all hair types, for all possible problems of the hair and scalp. All products are composed of only natural ingredients, based on KuSHEaMa Hair Care products are made in Texas USA and combine the healing power of herbs and natural oils, quality and comfort in use. All products are composed of natural oils: Flax Seed oil, Macadamia oil, Oblepiha Sea Buckthorn oil, Kukui Nut oil, Neem oil, Argan oil and Cashew oil, Creatine, Shea Butter, Olive oil, Wheat and Barley oil and Nettle oil.  My hair care line encompasses products for the whole family. Whether your hair is curly, kinky, straight, processed, there is something for everyone. The line has four distinct products offerings: Curl, Traditional products, Honey for Hydro Moisture and Coconut for Hydro conditioning and moisturizing.  Additionally, I also produce skin care and body care products that offer moisturizing and conditioning properties to the skin. The skin care line includes lotions, misters and creams to target dry skin such as eczema and dry heals. My natural dry skin products are designed to be a healthy non-toxic treatment for eczema, psoriasis and dry itchy sensitive skin.  My eczema treatments are made with nature’s finest ingredients for dry and itchy skin. Experience the difference our all-natural alternative creams and butters will bring to even the driest of skin. You will notice relief, comfort and smooth skin within a matter of days. Is a line of candles and room and linest sprays to lighten your mood and freshen your home. A wonderful addition to your collection of candle scents.

I especially love the flower and herbal fragrance oils. My herbal hair butter comes in two fragrances – Rosemary Mint and Lavender Sage.  My hair conditioner is scented with the Lavender Apple fragrance.  I just recently made a hair pomade using the Tangerine/Mango fragrance.cosmetic supplies

Your Website:  www.shukuraa.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ShukuraNaturals

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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

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