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Sep
30

Cocoa Butter

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cocoa butter Cocoa Butter

For all you crafters out there, do you like to use cocoa butter in your products? Well guess what? We offer cocoa butter here at Nature’s Garden! Awesome right? We offer natural cocoa butter, (not deodorized so that it still smells faintly of chocolate) and we also have deodorized cocoa butter. But hold on, it gets even better! We also offer Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap for all of you soap makers out there!

Cocoa butter is considered a luxury butter that is actually a saturated, very hard fat. It can be used be in very many products. The obvious, chocolate, is just pure delicious. I couldn’t help but mention it, what girl doesn’t love chocolate! Now that I got my chocolate thoughts out, it can also be used in very many of our products here at Nature’s Garden. Cocoa butter can be used in bath and body products such as lip balms, lotions, soaps, scrubs, massage bars, and lip gloss.

There are many benefits to your skin when using cocoa butter in your bath and body products. Cocoa butter is very high in antioxidants which helps fight signs of aging and many skin stressers. Come on ladies, who doesn’t want to look younger? It helps fight signs of aging, how awesome is that? Many people also use cocoa butter to help reduce their stretch marks, however there are no guarantees that it actually helps. Cocoa butter also helps to keep your skin hydrated and some people also use to help with skin irritations like dermatitis and eczema. See why so many bath and body products contain cocoa butter? It’s just amazing!

Our cocoa butter at Nature’s Garden is consisted of many essential fatty acids: palmitic (28%), stearic (33%), linoleic (3%) and oleic (35%). For all the soap makers, when using cocoa butter in your products, make sure to use the right amount. If too much is used, it can result in a very hard and dry soap. Use it in conjunction with unsaturated oils like castor oil or olive oil or with sticky ingredients like lanolin or shea butter. The easiest way to get to our cocoa butter on our website, is to type “cocoa butter” into our search bar at the top of our site. It will take you right to a page titled “Search Results for “Cocoa Butter.”” That page shows all of the cocoa butter products we offer. You can choose from our Golden Natural Cocoa Butter or our Deoderized Cocoa Butter. Our cocoa butter melt and pour is also available on that page as well.

Cocoa butter is awesome to use in your bath and body products! It is a fat actually taken from cocoa beans! Come on ladies, if you don’t already use it, I’m sure you’re dying to now! It actually helps signs of aging and I know you just can’t get the thought of that out of your head! This is a great product to try in your next projects, and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Please Don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have! Looking for more fun projects? Try one of our free classes or recipes!

Note: Natures Garden sells our butters for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all butters out of reach of children and pets. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer. 

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Sep
24

Ghost Soap

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ghost soapGhost Soap

 

        Alright everybody, how much do you love to celebrate Halloween? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to spook up your house? Here at Nature’s Garden we have plenty of products that are sure to fill your house with Halloween spirit! With fall now upon us, we have been coming up with all kinds of new and scary ideas for you! Have you made our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly or our Monster Snot Soap Jelly? You haven’t? Well get on that! But before you try those fun creations, here’s another Halloween treat for you! We would like to introduce our new Ghost Soap! Ghouls and goblins of all ages will love Ghost Soap! It sure to be a new favorite Halloween treat!

Ingredients for base:

200 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil

1 gram of Fun Soap Colorant Black Oxide

Mold Market Molds for Cupcakes

 

Ingredients for frosting:

77 grams of Whipped Soap Base

9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

77 grams of Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap

7 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil

 

Equipment and Other Ingredients:

8oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

Disposable Pipette

Hand Mixer

Mixing Spoon

Rubbing Alcohol

Deep Mixing Bowl

Scale

 

Directions:

  1. Weigh out and melt down 200 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This should take about 30 seconds, however if it is still not melted you can put it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds.

SLS Free GLycerin M&P Soap for ghost soap

  1. Once your melt and pour is completely melted down, you can add in 10 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil.

alien type fragrance for ghost soap

  1. Next, add 1 gram of Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and mix it all together very thoroughly.

black oxide dye for ghost soap

  1. After you have mixed everything together, carefully pour your mixture into the base portion of the cupcake molds and then spray them with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.

cupcake mold for ghost soap

 

rubbing alcohol for ghost soap

 

5.  Then let your bases sit or they can also be refrigerated until they harden.

bases of ghost soap

 

  1. With any leftover mixture you may have, use a pipette or a spoon to carefully drop it onto the wax paper to make eyes and a mouth for your ghosts. Once your faces harden, peel them off of the wax paper.

faces for ghost soap

  1. Once your cupcakes are solid, you can start on the frosting. Weigh out 77 grams of Whipped Soap Base.

whipped base for ghost soap

  1. Add 9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to your whipped topping.

veggie glycerin for ghost soap

  1. Next, weigh out and melt down 77 grams of Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.

soya milk M&P for ghost soap

10.  Mix your Soya Milk with the whipped base and add in 7 grams of Alien Type Fragrance Oil.

mixing for ghost soap top

alien fragrance for ghost top

11. Quickly but carefully frost your cupcake bases with your mixture and shape it into a ghost.

adding ghosts to bases

12. Quickly add your eyes and mouth to your frosting before it sets.

faces for ghost soap

13.  After adding your face, let them set for a little while and then voila! Your ghost soap is finished! Have fun with your new and spooky friends!

 

I hope you have enjoyed creating our new Ghost Soaps! They are sure to be a fun Halloween treat! Your family, friends, and customers will have a blast with your new friends! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or questions! Be sure to try out all of our other great Halloween recipes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
22

30 Free MP Soap Recipes

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free soap recipes30 Free MP Soap Recipes

        All Melt and Pour soapers out there! Are you looking for new recipes? Tired of the same old recipes you’ve been using over and over again? Well, here are 30 free MP soap recipes for you from us here at Nature’s Garden!

 

 

 

 

1. Crayon Soap What kid doesn’t love to color? Yours will go nuts with this fun soap!

crayon soap 2. Fish Kiss Soap Your kids will absolutely adore the idea of getting to “swim with the fishies!”

fish kiss soap 3. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap The kiddos can put the animals wherever they want and make each one different!

noahs ark soap

4. Happy Hippo Soap Like the name says, they’re happy! And they’re hippos. How much more fun can it get?

happy hippo soap

5. Play Dough Soap Play Dough is classic. Kids will love having a soap reminiscent of one of their favorite things to do!

play dough soap 6. Play Dough Embed Soap It’s a way for your kids to decorate their soaps however they want!

play dough embed soap

7. Cinnabun Soap All the childhood memories of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven! Yum!

cinnabun soap

8. Watermelon Soap A definite summer favorite. The thought of this fruity taste will make your taste buds go crazy!

watermelon soap

9. Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Lemon Meringue Pie is a thought that is sure to craze your sweet tooth!

lemon meringue pie soap 10. 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Possible party favors to go with a favorite cake at a party?

7 up bundt cake soap 11. 4 Leaf Clover Soap An awesome and fun way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

4 leaf clover soap

12. Easter Bunny Soap This soap is a cool gift to include during your egg hunts!

easter bunny soap 13. Dracula’s Denture’s Soap This soap is sure to spook everyone around on the scariest day of the year!

draculas dentures soap 14. Hearts a Flutter Soap A romantic way to show your love for your significant other.

hearts a flutter soap 15. Mechanics Soap A manly one for all our dudes out there!

mechanics soap 16. Potted Sunflower Soap Isn’t it just beautiful?

potted sunflower soap 17. FUN Swirl Soap We named this soap FUN. It’s obviously loads of it!

fun swirl soap

18. Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap This will bring all the warmth of fall into your house.

fresh fallen leaves soap 19. Zebra Print Soap My absolute favorite, this is perfect for all you ladies who are animal print obsessed, just like myself!

zebra print soap 20. Banana Pudding Soap Your mouth is sure to water with the thoughts of this dessert alone!

banana pudding soap 21. Candied Apple Soap All the ghouls and goblins of Halloween love these!

candied apple soap 22. Floating Ducky Soap A fun soap for kids at bath time!

floating ducky soap

23. Lollipop Soap Another fun party favor for kids maybe?

lollipop soap

24. Peppermint Fluff Soap Everybody loves peppermint, this has a fun twist to it!

peppermint fluff soap 25. Orange Cream Cupcake Soap A fruity twist on the classic cupcake.

orange cream cupcake soap 26. Honeycomb Soap Bees will be buzzing with excitement!

honeycomb soap 27.Chocolate Orchid Soap A deliciously beautiful thought!

chocolate orchid soap 28. Coconut Lime Verbana Soap The thought of having a cool drink in your hand on vacation.

coconut lime verbana soap 29. Coffee Soap The perfect way to wake yourself up in the morning with your favorite drink!

coffee soap 30.Gummy Bear Soap Gummy soap will be a definite treat, just like gummy snacks!

gummy bear soap

These recipes are sure to excite you and get your soap making wheels turning! Be sure to try at least one if not all of them! You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
10

Nature’s Garden Store

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Nature’s Garden Store

 

Welcome to our new site everyone! I hope you love it as much as we do! Anyways, I’ve got a couple of questions for you. Are you looking for a new and exciting place to adventure off to? Maybe a cool place to take your friends? Or maybe you’re just itching for a different store to quench your crafting thirst? If any of those sound like you, which I’m positive at least one or more does, you need to grab your purse, jump in the car, and head on down to the Nature’s Garden store! Did you think we were just online? Oh my goodness, then I must have just made your day!! Come on down to Wellington, Ohio and look around! We have awesome employees you can meet who will do whatever they can to help you out!

Nature's Garden Store, fragrance oils, soap making supplies, candle making supplies

At Nature’s Garden it’s fragrance and fun for everyone! We are located at 42109 St Route 18 Wellington, Ohio, 44090. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. We are closed on weekends and all major holidays. (If you have any questions or concerns , please call at 440-647-0100 from 9am-4pm est or leave us a message or contact us through our social media and we will get back to you as soon as possible when we return!) We have all of our products that we have online available in our store, at the same wholesale prices!Natures Garden Store

 

Our store also includes our free recipes for you to try and some wonderful samples of what you can create with our products. We even have our glitter fragranced shoes out on display that were created by Melissa, one of our amazing employees! No ladies, I’m not kidding! She actually created glitter scented shoes! I know you must be almost drooling at the idea because I was! And believe me, they are as awesome as they sound! Just come to the store and see and then use our recipe to create some of your own!

Nature's Garden Store, candle making supplies, soap making supplies, fragrance oils

Here at Nature’s Garden we have over 800 fragrances. At our store, we have walls devoted just to our fragrances. We offer the chance for you to be able to smell all 800+ of them if you want! Take your time to pick your exact favorites! Our shelves are also stocked full with candle making supplies, soap making supplies, essential oils, herbs and our cosmetic supplies! Let me give even more incentive to come and visit us. When you come to check out our store, you will leave with a free sample of something we have created using our fragrance oils. How cool is that?!

Nature's Garden Store, fragrance oils, candle making supplies, soap making supplies

We are blessed to have wonderful employees working at our store who are sure to give you an awesome experience during your visit. Any questions you have while you are there, they will be happy to help! We are even more blessed to have all of our amazing customers as part of our Nature’s Garden family. We want to do whatever we can to help you achieve success! So come on down and visit our neck of the woods for an exciting new experience! Have fun exploring our new site and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Feb
01

Shea Melt and Pour Soap

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shea butter melt and pour soap It is really easy to make Shea melt and pour soap!

Melt and Pour Soap is one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a homemade product.  This type of soap making is an ideal venture for many reasons.

Melt and Pour soap projects are a great family activity to do with children; creating an enjoyable family time crafting together.
These soaps are a remarkable and memorable treat to give out as party favors, or gifts for loved ones and friends.
And, the fact that melt and pour soap is so easy to work with; no matter what your skill level you can create extraordinary works of art that are fun to wash with too.

So, regardless of the reason for making Melt and Pour Soap, one thing is for sure; you will love how the finished product leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and supple.

Shea melt and pour soap differs from store bought brands in that it is not drying or harsh on your skin.  This soap base is detergent free, SLS free, and gluten free.  The Shea Butter melt and pour soap base is filled with superb skin loving agents like:

  • Shea butter which is ultra conditioning and nourishing.
  • Coconut oil which provides a wonderful bubble filled lather.
  • Sunflower oil, which acts as an amazing moisturizing agent for your skin.  In fact, sunflower oil also adds an even bigger element of a rich, creamy, and bubbly lather.
  • Glycerin, which works as an astonishing cleansing emulsifier.  It helps to lift dirt, oil, and impurities up and away from your skin.  This allows the everyday dirt and grime to easily be whisked away.  Plus, glycerin is also a humectant.  This means that it can actually drawl moisture from the air and pull it to the skin.

Besides all of the healthy and nourishing aspects to Shea melt and pour soap; there is also a beautiful artistic side to it too.  The adventure as to where you take your soaps is defined only by you; the crafter.  Shea melt and pour soap is fool proof.  It can be heated time and time again, without losing its integrity.

You can cater your soap to your specific like through shape, color, and scent.  You can even take your soap making skill to the next level by the addition of other skin loving attributes or additives.  Natures Garden carries all of the ingredients you need to add luxurious elements like rich cocoa butter or antioxidant packed vitamin E.  Through the addition of herbs like oatmeal, calendula flowers, rose petals, lavender flowers, paprika powder, or poppy seed, you can provide natural exfoliation.  Not only will your soap bar benefits exceed expectations, but you will also be adding a unique look, feel, and dimension to your soaps.

If we have you super excited about the possibility of making Shea soap or possibly other body products; but you still have unanswered questions, Natures Garden is here to help.  You can visit our website for free creative recipes and tips that have been tried and tested.  We also have in depth classes with step by step instruction for beginner soap makers.  And, you can always contact us via email, or connect with us on Facebook.

Jan
23

Heart Soap

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heart melt and pour soapThis Valentines Day lets celebrate the ones we love by making them homemade heart soap.

This heart soap project uses almost 4 pounds of melt and pour soap.  Although for this recipe, we suggest using Shea butter soap, any white soap base will work.  To view the multiple melt and pour soap bases Natures Garden carries, please click on this link.  Please Note:  You will also need a very small amount of diamond clear soap base.  This will be used to help keep the heart soap in place once it is folded.

The fragrance that we selected for the heart soap was Lick Me All Over.  Really any one of your favorite body safe fragrance oils from Natures Garden will work to scent this homemade project; just keep the vanillin content in mind.  If you choose to use a scent that does contain vanillin, you may want to consider using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce discoloration in your finished heart soap.  For the heart soap you will need to have at least 4 ounces of fragrance.  To see a list of other Valentines Day themed scents, please click on this link.

When it comes to color for the heart soap, we selected Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant.  In order to achieve a nice, bold red you will need to use about one ounce of colorant.

Other ingredients that you will need for the heart soap project are:  Vegetable Glycerin and Whipped Soap Base.

The following molds were also used:  Love Heart Embed Mold and Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds

Before starting this project you will also need the following items:  Scale, Cutting Board, Knife, 9 x 13 Cake Pan, Wax Paper, Ruler, Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, Microwave Safe Glass Containers, Spatula, Mixing Spoons, Mixing Bowl, a hand held mixer, and 2 disposable cups.

Now that you have everything that you need, let’s get project heart soap underway!

Step 1:  Measure out 8.5 inches in length on your cake pan.  You will want to mark this point by placing your loaf mold there.  Next, tear off a piece of wax paper long enough to cover this area.  Lay the wax paper down and tuck it loosely into the corners.

Step 2:  In your microwaveable container, weigh out  500 grams of Shea Butter Soap.  Place this in the microwave and start melting it in 30 seconds increments. Stir gently in between.  Stop melting once the soap is in a liquid state.

Step 3:  Next, add 20 grams FUN Tomato Red Soap colorant, 14 grams vegetable glycerin, and 26 grams fragrance oil to the melted soap.  Stir well.  Now, pour all of the soap into the wax paper. Spritz with alcohol and allow this to fully set up.

heart soap

Step 4:  Once the red soap has set up, weigh out 20 grams of Diamond Clear soap.  Melt this for 30 seconds in the microwave or until it is in a liquid state.  Then, set it aside.

Step 5: 
In a large microwaveable bowl, weigh out and melt  1200 grams of Shea Butter Soap. Stir gently in between each round of melting. Keep melting until all soap is in a liquid state.  This will take some time.

Step 6:  Now, get the red soap and carefully remove the wax paper.  With one of the shorter edges facing you, lay the soap onto a cutting board.

red soap

Step 7:  Next, grab the loaf mold and mark it’s length using a knife.  Cut off excess soap and place it in a separate bowl.

making heart soap

Step 8:  Now, fold your red soap in half (long ways).  Using your fingers, gently curl the edges to meet.

how to make heart soap

Step 9:  Once you have a heart shape, slide one edge firmly into a disposable cup.  Repeat for the other side.  Now, pour some of the melted diamond clear soap down the center of the fold.  Don’t forget to move the soap so that the melted soap is able to reach under the cup portion too.  Then, set aside.

folding heart soap

Step 10:  Now that all of the white soap is in a liquid state, add 60 grams of fragrance Oil.  Mix well and set aside.  Next, get the loaf mold.  Remove the cups from the heart soap and gently place the heart upside down in the loaf mold.  Spritz generously with alcohol.

Step 11:  Using a spatula, carefully pour the white soap into the loaf.  Do not pour the soap onto the red heart directly.  Make sure to pour soap along the width edges to completely fill the inside opening of the heart.   Once the mold is filled, spritz with alcohol to reduce any bubbles.

homemade soap

Step 12:  Allow your soap to fully set up at room temperature, or to speed things up place your soap loaf in the refrigerator.  When the soap is completely set up, take it out of the mold and make sure you turn it back to right side up.  Set aside.

Step 13:   Now, take the bowl that has the scrap red soap.  Place it in the microwave, and remelt.  Next, pour the soap into the love hearts embed mold.  Allow this to fully set up, then pop them out.

heart soap embeds

Step 14:  Soap Frosting Steps:  Once the soap loaf is completely set up (which will take some time), weigh out 114 grams of Whipped Soap Base and 14 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Place both of these ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Set aside.

Step 15:  Now, weigh out 114 grams of Shea Butter soap.  Melt all of the soap down in the microwave, then pour it into the mixing bowl with the two other ingredients.

Step 16:  Using your hand held mixer, start to whip the ingredients together.  As you mix, watch for the ingredients to look like whipped frosting.  Stop mixing.

how to make soap frosting

Step 17:  Now working quickly, add 12 grams of fragrance oil and 2 drops Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant to the mixing bowl.  Clean the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Then, start whipping the mixture. Make sure the mixture is well blended.  When the mixture begins to look like pink whipped frosting again, stop beating.

soap frosting

Step 18:  Using your spatula place the soap frosting evenly onto the loaf.  Now, place the love heart embeds into the soap frosting.  Allow this to set up.

embed heart soap

Your Bleeding Heart Soap Loaf is now ready to use.  Simply cut the loaf into bar size!  Now, depending on the size of the bars that you slice the loaf into; it will vary your total amount of bars made.  Enjoy!
heart soap loaflove heart soap

Jan
21

Please Vote for Natures Garden

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natures gardenPlease take the time to vote for Natures Garden for FEDEX Small Business Grant!

We entered this contest last year, but when we found out that others in our industry entered, we decided not to ask for votes.  This year, we decided….Let’s Go For it….so we are asking for your help!

You can vote one time per day through February 23!

We were asked the following questions by FEDEX in order to enter their contest:

1.  If you could quickly summarize your business, how would you describe it?  Natures Garden builds lasting relationships with our customers by supplying high quality, affordable, candle, soap, and cosmetic supplies.

2.  What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?  We began making and selling candles to supplement our family income. We noticed during that time that the needs of candle makers were not being fully satisfied by the companies that sold candle making supplies. We started selling supplies to candle makers because the industry needed a company who was dedicated to providing free classes and recipes, offering high quality products at affordable prices, ensuring fast shipping, and promoting a “win-win” relationship with customers.

3.  How do you define success for yourself and for your business?  Success in business is a concerted effort of a winning “team” of individuals who are passionate about fully satisfying the needs of their customers; going above and beyond customer expectations. Success should never be about the owner of the company. Success comes when you know your collective team is making your customers happy. The best rewards that a company owner can receive is the praise of a happy staff, and most importantly, the praise of happy customers.

4.  How would you use the FedEx SMB Grant money to make a significant impact on your business and/or on others?  Natures Garden team works very hard to provide high quality products at affordable prices to our customers who in turn make and sell finished candles, soaps, and cosmetics. We currently offer free online classes and recipes that help our customers expand their product lines. Currently, those classes are in pdf format on our website. We would love to be able to build a room at Natures Garden that allowed us to begin shooting videos for our customers, and that allowed us to hold on-site classes.

Thank you for helping us!!  We sincerely appreciate your vote!!

Oct
11

Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

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Jenny1Here at Natures Garden, we are currently having an employee challenge.  For this spotlight challenge, we have asked each staff member to choose one of their favorite Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and create a project pertaining to that fragrance.  

Yet, another week has passed and we all know what that means!  It is time to get super excited to see this week’s Spotlight Creation.  Jenny, who has only worked for Natures Garden a few months, was the lucky Natures Garden employee selected for this week, and her spotlight creation is cleverly called “Berry Bewitching Bath Brew“.

Jenny is no newbie when it comes to crafting.  She enjoys spending her free time using jewelry crafting as her creative outlet.  Although, she enjoys beaded jewelry; her passion involves making jewelry with glamorous gemstones- adding a little bling to life.Bath-Brew1

When she is not designing beautiful jewelry, Jenny likes to spend time with her family.  Jenny is a newly married wife and also has a daughter.  She and her husband Scott will be celebrating their 1st year anniversary this Sunday.

Jenny, who has the sign Cancer, enjoys being outdoors.  She is a nature lover and animal lover too!

When it comes to leisure time, Jenny enjoys reading.  Her favorite author right now is Dan Brown.  Jenny thinks he is a great author because it’s a combo of “history, mystery, and a little bit of action.  It’s fun.”  Besides Dan Brown books, she has quite a collection of books in her personal library-sci fi, horror, and mystery.  But, she has a special liking for culture, history, and especially genealogy.

Jenny also enjoys listening to cultured music, and is patiently waiting for the new season of The Walking Dead to start.

Jenny loves the color purple and when it comes to Jenny’s life motto she reinvented an age ole adage:  “Knowledge is empowerment!”

For complete instructions for Jenny’s Spotlight Creation, click here or view it under Natures Garden’s free classes and recipes section of the website.

Sep
10

Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

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We are currently in week 4 of the Natures Garden staff member challenge.  Everyone is excitedly working on their creative projects at Natures Garden and they are having a blast creating them.  For the challenge, each staff member has to come up with their own recipe using Natures Garden supplies.  The project has to be made with one of their favorite Natures Garden fragrance oils, and they are encouraged to be as creative as possible.  Melissa was the fourth staff member to partake in the challenge, and her recipe is what she calls: Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap.

Melissa has been a customer service representative for Natures Garden for years.  She is quite possibly one of the happiest and outgoing people around.  She is bursting with positivity and cheerfulness, and she is always willing to help.  Melissa loves people, especially those that are different than her.  Melissa says she likes to see things from others’ perspective.  It opens her eyes to new experiences she might have missed out on.autumn-soap1

melissa picAs for her other loves, Melissa loves shopping and finding good deals!  Her first addiction is zebra, as well as zebra print, although she admits some call her love for zebra an obsession.  This is followed closely by her love of shoes.  This girly girl is currently sitting on 150 (yes that is 150) different pairs of shoes!  Melissa’s third addiction is coffee.

In her spare time, Melissa loves to ski.  She has been skiing her whole life.  She also has a passion for singing.  Melissa openly admits that she can not sing well, but radiantly says, “if I turn the radio up loud enough, no one know the difference.”  Going hand in hand, another thing that Melissa loves to do is dance in the rain.  She has even been known to dance in the rain in the parking lot outside of Natures Garden.

Melissa’s inspiration for her spotlight creation project was her love of autumn.  Besides loving the bold and beautiful colors of a northeastern fall, she adores dressing up for Halloween.

Melissa’s motto for life is:  “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

For the complete instruction for Melissa’s Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe, please click here

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