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Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs

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Pumpkin Spice ScrubsWhat a fun time I had with the Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs Recipe as my first solo attempt at melt and pour homemade soap making.  We have a wide variety of pumpkin products such as molds, pumpkin fragrance oils, pumpkin powders, and even pumpkin recipes to satisfy your craving for this seasonal scent.  For now, I’m all about making melt and pour soaps and learning all I can about the different products here at Natures Garden, learning the techniques, and trying out the fabulous recipes.  I decided that making small, solid pumpkin sugar scrubs as my first official project was appropriate for this time of year.

I am brand-spanking-new to the wonderful world of soap making and part of the fun is figuring it out! I did some research on Pinterest and looked over a couple of our solid sugar scrubs recipes before coming up with this ridiculously fun recipe:

Ingredients used:                                                                                            


Tools needed:Silicone Soap Mold - 24 Mini Pumpkins

I included turmeric and carrot powder in the recipe both for their coloring properties and skin-loving benefits.  As this was my first attempt to make this recipe, I carefully prepped my work area and laid out all of the ingredients and tools I would need for this recipe.   Below is the step-by-step instructions that I followed:

Step 11. Place the silicone pumpkin soap mold off to the side.
2. Measure out your powders! I did this by placing one of my glass measuring containers on the scale, taring it to 0, then adding my powders one at a time (tare in between the powders if you’d prefer not to do any math).
3. Add 30g vegetable glycerin to your small glass bowl with your powders and stir until it is thoroughly mixed and you have created a paste free of lumps.  Place to the side.
4. Measure out your sugar and place to the side.
5. Measure out your oils.
6. Cut 175g of your melt and pour base and place in you microwavable bowl.
7. Microwave your soap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, making sure it is melted. If you have a more powerful microwave, you can do it for shorter bursts of time.
8. Once that soap is completely melted, add your Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance oil and your sweet almond and pumpkin seed oil; stir thoroughly.
9. Then pour your powder paste and add your 20 drops of orange oxide into the bowl all while its wet.Step 4
10. Then add the sugar and stir, stir, stir.
11. Once you’ve completely mixed your soap, oils, and sugar pour mixture into the mold and allow the little pumpkin bars (this recipe makes about 24) to set up for 4 hours. Ta-da!

Things got a little weird for me around step 11.   As I was mixing the mixture, it began to harden.  As you will see in the picture, I attempted to pack the mold versus pouring.  I decided to go ahead and re-heat it in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  When I took it out, it was a thick liquid that I stirred with the spatula (just to remix) and then began to poor into the mold.  It poured beautifully into each mold.  As excited as I was that this project seemed to turn out just right , I immediately decided it was time to put them to the true test.  I used a couple of these and they worked really well!  The bar held its shape despite the fact that anytime you add water to sugar, it breaks it down.  I hope you have as much fun as I did using this recipe.


A Passion for Crafting Everyday

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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Michelle Pitzer and my company name is Natural Creations by Shell

I love to create and craft anything and everything I can get my hands on! I started making m&p soaps years ago because I wanted to try my hands at something new and I fell in love! It first started as just another fun hobby, then gifts for family and friends, and occasionally selling around Christmas time. Over the last year I have decided this is it and I have now been working on doing more craft shows and really trying to make this a full time business. I am making so much more than m&p and hand scrubs now, I’ve added a whole line of bath & body treats, candles, and many of the other crafts I enjoy making such as bookmarks, cat toys, and yarn wreaths. My passion for this seems to grow more and more each and everyday. I put great care and love in each and every product that I make. I would like to eventually have a little store with a workshop and hold classes as well. Coming across your website has helped spark the creativity! My favorite Natures Garden product is the Pillar of Bliss Wax, I love all the fragrance oils I’ve tried, aroma beads, herbs, lip balm base & flavorings, m&p’s, and the jars are just some of my favorite NG items!

Here is a photo of Eucalyptus & Spearmint Bath Bombs – Ingredients from NG include Avocado Oil, Eucalyptus EO, Spearmint FO, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Spearmint Leaf

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/naturalcreationsbyshell


Homemade Candles and Soaps

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fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name ?  My names is Leslie Mayes and my company is Leslie Leshay Candles.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I decided to get into business because I got tired of wasting my money on regular department store candles that I couldn’t smell. After I first came across Nature’s Gardens’ website and viewed all of the helpful “how to” instructions, I was motivated and I knew that I could create a better candle than the low fragrance candles that I was purchasing at the local department store. I have been in the candle business for 8 years.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I currently make and sell highly fragrant candles, luxury soaps, perfumed body oils, air fresheners, and oil warmers.

4. What are your business goals?  My business goals are to provide my customers with the best products and the best customer service. I also have a goal to one day open up several Leslie Leshay Candles on site store locations across the USA.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Two of my absolute favorite fragrance oils from Nature’s Garden that I use are Aphrodisiac and Purple Hooters. These fragrance oils smell amazing! They perform well in my products and my customers just absolutely love them! Another product from Nature’s Garden that I love is the Melt & Pour Goat’s Milk Soap. It is very easy to work with and it’s very nourishing for the skin.


Halloween Melt and Pour Soap Favors

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bogeyman fragrance

Halloween Melt and Pour Soap

With the end of summer coming right around the bend, there are many things to bring a smile to your face with the changing of the seasons.  You can almost feel the excitement of pairing up the classic shorts and sweatshirt combo due to the crisp cooler temperatures, the beautiful colors of autumn gracing us with their array of vibrant bold hues, and even better yet, the wonderful world of Halloween.  Yeah!!!

You just got to love the look and feel as all of the shopping stores now change the “Back to School” aisles for the ghoulishly great Halloween extravaganza.  There is nothing like the tradition of this frightfully fun holiday to bring out the kid at heart.  For this is one of the only holidays that is focused around living it up; playing pranks, attending bonfires, going on hayrides, and curling up to watch chilling horror flicks.  This is a great time of year.

From decorating your house for trick-or-treaters to carving out jack-o-lanterns with the family, Halloween in general, is the second most awaited time of the year. This is America’s second largest commercial holiday as well.  As of last year alone, the total estimated spending reached some 5.8 billion dollars in revenue.  Personally, even the frugal part of me does not mind splurging a little for this spooktacular time of the year.

Halloween parties are always fun to attend, and even better to throw, especially when it is an adult Halloween party.  Costumes are a must!  Food can be easily done with a little bit of
planning, and a small note included on the invitation asking guests to go pot luck.  Decorating is a breeze; I mean this is the only time of the year where cobwebs on your ceiling is an added bonus!  A very festive and clever website to check out this time of year for a little creative boost is Marthastewart.com.   You can count on Martha to give you great easy ideas to really take your party up a notch.

Personally, I love Halloween (can’t you tell)!  Last year, my Halloween party was a complete success.  I know that one of the most commented items of my party was the adorable party favors I gave everyone.  If you really want to knock it out of the park, make these easy melt and pour soap Bite Me Fangs that will have your guests dying for more.

Dracula teeth soap


Natures Garden Melt and Pour Natural Shea Butter Soap

• Cutting Board

Natures Garden Bite Me Fragrance Oil

• Measuring Utensils (stainless
steel only)

Natures Garden Soap Paint

• Mixing Spoon (wood or stainless

• Large Knife

• Rubbing Alcohol in spray bottle

• Large Glass Container

• Paper Towels

• Cornstarch

• Small Paint Brush

• Natures Garden Vampire Teeth mold


the easy part: 

Step 1: Get your soap, cutting board, and knife.  Cut along the perforations so that when you are finished, you will have 40 cubes.  Once all the cubes are cut, transfer 10 into your glass container.

Step 2: Place the container in the microwave and cover it with a paper towel.  Melt the soap in 30 second increments.  Stir with ease until all the soap is liquefied.  Set this aside.

Step 3: Add 1 Tablespoon Bite Me fragrance oil.  Stir gently.

Step 4: Slowly pour the soap mixture into the mold.  Stop when the cavity is full. If you see air bubbles in your soap, lightly mist the cavities with the rubbing alcohol.

Step 5:  Carefully place the molds into the refrigerator.

Step 6:  After 20 minutes, remove the mold and pop out the soaps.  Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the gum part of the mold. Dust the cornstarch all over the soap.  Take the bright red soap paint and small paint brush and paint the gums.  Allow to dry.

Step 7:  Place in a Ziploc bag until you are ready to unveil them.

Check out this link for other Natures Garden fabulously
frightening fragrances for fun favors:


Fragrance and Fun for Everyone


Inspire, Create, and Dominate! Sparkles!!! 


Corporate Manager Natures Garden