Posts Tagged ‘natures garden candle supplies’

Handpoured Scented Candles

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Priester & AP Home Decor

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? I decided to go into business after a falling out at my previous job 4 years ago. I told myself I would never work for someone like that again and decided to take my future into my own hands. I went to the library, took out books on candle making since I loved burning them and found a clean way to make them and sell them to others who love them as much as me. I have been doing this for over 3 years now.

3. What products do you make and sell? I make all natural soy candles, wax melts & I also personalize ceramic wall plaques as a décor item for your home, office, etc.

4. What are your business goals? My business goals are falling into place nicely. Someday very soon I hope to have a store of my own selling the products I make, along with many others from friends I have made along the way or inspired to take up a crafty hobby.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden? I love everything from Natures Garden. I buy my soy wax and scents. I love the choices available for scents. When my customers ask me if I have a scent I tell them there is a very good chance I can get it for them, which makes them happy customers!!

Your Website: www.aphomedecorstore.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aphomedecor

Cold Process Carrot Soaps

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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The history of Scent Savvy has very humble beginnings! It started out as a hobby for Bill Baldwin to pass time while he was rehabilitating from surgery. Knowing that Bill liked to do things to benefit people, a friend mentioned soap making and suggested that he go look at a soap company in a nearby town. As his interest in his hobby grew, he began doing research on his own about soap. His own daughter has battled with a skin condition her whole life, so his immediate focus was on formulating a bar of soap that would calm and soothe her skin (thus, the birth of our wildly popular Creamy Carrot soap). In the meantime, his rehab was going well but it became clear that he would not be able to perform the job he’d been doing his whole life. It was time for a career change! His success with the Creamy Carrot soap inspired him to create and experiment even more. Starting out in his garage, Bill began to accumulate more and more products and equipment. Soon, he moved into the kitchen, then the den. And then the other rooms. He had the best smelling house on the block! When it became apparent he had nowhere else to go, he moved into the building in Richland Hills, Texas where we are today. And, Nature’s Garden products are everywhere! Family owned and operated, we have 4 very busy full time employees! We’re all involved with every aspect of handcrafting, marketing and selling excellent bars of soap! In addition to that, we’re working to develop body wash to add to our line of products! From Main Street in New Bern, North Carolina to Main Street in Grapevine, Tx, our soaps are becoming more and more popular. And we all believe that when God closes a door, He opens a window because that’s how Scent Savvy was born!

1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Scent Savvy Soaps and Bathworks

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? Owner, Bill Baldwin, started out soap making as a hobby while he recovered from surgery.  He was motivated to create a bar of soap that would improve his daughter’s skin condition which she has suffered from all of her life.  We’ve been in business since 2010.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Right now, we’re focusing on soap.  However, we’ve been developing a body wash, scrubs, lotions and lip balm.

4.  What are your business goals?  We’re not putting any limits on our dream.  We want mostly to continue to provide quality skin care products and maintain an excellent relationship with our customers and to continue to do the little “extras” for people that set up apart from other companies.  We’re getting into stores that are on the “main streets” of our state and beyond.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Gosh!  That’s like putting a person who loves chocolate in a chocolate factory and asking them to choose the chocolate they love best!  But seriously, we mostly use Essential oils and Fragrance Oils from Nature’s Garden and we LOVE them!  You would think that from supplier to supplier there wouldn’t be too much difference.  But Nature’s Garden is the best!  

Your Website:  www.scentsavvy.com

Facebook page: Scent Savvy Soaps and Bathworks

A Handcrafted Soap Opera

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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1.What’s your name & Your Company Name: My name is Mischelle Martell, and my company is The Soap Opera

2.Why did you decide to go into business? I was already in business, making handcrafted jewelry. I own a brick & mortar store and, as I love all things handmade, I decided to give
soap making a try, not only for myself, but to add something new and special to my selection of gifts.

3.What was your motivation? I bought my first bar of handmade soap several years ago after a friend of mine explained how handmade soap could help the dry patches and excess oil my face – as well as my rough, dry skin in
general. I bought a bar and instantly noticed the difference. My face was not longer oily or dry, the rough patches on my arms and legs were soft and silky…I was hooked! Immediately I looked into
making my own soaps…and my love of soaping just blossomed from there.

4.How long have you been in business? I have been actively soaping now for 3 years and have been in the business of handcrafted items (jewelry and gifts) for 14 years.

5.What products do you make and sell? For bath & body: cold processed soaps, lotions, body butters, bath bombs, shampoos & conditioners, room & linen sprays, bubble bath, carpet powders, lip balms, perfume oils, body mist sprays, clay
facial masks, a “WEN” type cleansing conditioner, tub teas, container candles, and more.

6.What are your business goals?  Running a profitable organization, increasing my staff, giving my customers  the assurance that my company is easy to do business with and
improving customer experience, launching new products, becoming more efficient in business operations, growth (I plan on moving to a larger store within the next 2 years).

7.What are some products you use from Natures Garden? Fragrance oils (Oh, My!), candle wax, base oils, herbs, cosmetic clays, packaging…

Your Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSoapOperaSoaps

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSoapOpera.soaps

Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Soap_Opera

Soy Candles, Soaps and Lotions

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Jennifer Snyder and I own JS Homespun Creations.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always been a creative and crafty person.  I started making gift baskets and party favors, which slowly turned into making my own candles to put into those gift baskets I was making.  I soon figured out that the gift basket biz was for a special kind of customer and not for an every day customer, so I decided to focus my attention on just making candles.  I also make soap and other bath & body products, which started with a lot of research and reading about herbs, oils, and pre-made bases.  JS Homespun Creations was born in the Fall of 2010, and this year will be my 3rd year selling at local craft shows.  I participate in about 20 craft shows a year.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make soy candles, handcraft soaps, and natural bath & body products, like scrubs, lotions, and bath bombs.

4.  What are your business goals?  For this year, my business goals would be more advertising and sales.  I live in a small town, so getting my name out there has been at the top of my list.  A big dream of mine, as I’m sure with most crafters, is to one day open my own shop.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  Oh my goodness, I probably can keep NG in business!  It’s become my one stop shop for supplies.  From your fragrance oils to your plastic jars.  I love that NG has decided to add the herbs, carrier oils and butters to their product line, it has truly made my life easier!   One of my favorite products is the natural Goat’s Milk soap, I love it and my customers do too!!

Your Website:  http://www.jshomespuncreations.com

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/JS-Homespun-Creations/163418423669880

Hideaway Candle Company

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Delynn Burrell, Southern Hideaway Candle Creations

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I originally started making candles as a hobby to help with my candle obsession. From there it grew to doing them for Family and Friends for presents for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Shower Gifts.  Finally a friend told me I just needed to open a store online and try selling them. So I did, this was back in 2007. I’ve grown over the last couple years, increased my designs and expanded to include Bath and Body type products as well as homemade candy.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  A little bit of everything, from Tarts, to Memorial Pillars to Specialty designs such as Praying Angel Pillars. I do realistic food and beverage types, Wax dipped Animals, Aroma beads, Incense, and of course my Favorite from Nature’s Gardens the Aroma Buds.    I have a whole area dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss which is very close to my heart.

4.  What are your business goals?   I want to continue to grow, to expand into more designs and mediums of wax as currently I only work with Soy and Gel. I would love to see myself grow enough to be able to fulltime support the purchase of my own domain and website, as currently we are only on Facebook. I truly just hope to grow as an artist, to continue to touch the hearts of my customers with the designs I put out.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  We currently use many of Nature’s Garden’s scents, flavorings for lip balm, we’ve recently started the salt scrubs using products from Nature’s Garden, and we do the Aroma Buds. Our favorites as far as scents go is Cola, Apple Butter Caramel fragrance oil, and one we tested but haven’t seen added to the site yet called Apple Pecan Sage. We adore all the flavorings we’ve tried, our biggest seller is Monkey Farts and the Aroma Buds are probably are most favorite because we love Roses but hate that real ones die so quickly so it enables us to keep them year round.

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Hideaway-Candle-Creations/382426478438074

CT River Candles Interview

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Mason_Jar_Soy_Candle[1]CT River Candles is located in Haddam, Connecticut on the banks of the Connecticut River. Our soy candles are hand poured using 100% soy wax. We use the finest fragrance oils designed to provide the maximum scent possible. Over 60 scents are available in three jar styles and candles can be requested dyed or undyed with either black or nickel lids. Our most popular jar style is our 16oz CT River Inspired Mason Jar. It features Connecticut River photos on the label and customers love this look. We also make Soy Melts, Tarts, Soy Wax Dipped Plush Dog and Cat Air Fresheners and sell candle accessories. Purchases can be made on our website or at one of over 30 retail locations.

1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Brenda Hunter, CT River Candles

2. Why did you decide to go into business?  I started my business in 2007.  I had been out of work due to back surgery and started searching candlemaking to pass the time while I was laid up in bed.  By the time returning to work came around, I decided that a career change would be better for my mind and body.  Since we had also changed our residence during this period to a home on the Connecticut River, I decided it was the perfect name for my business.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I sell Soy Candles in 3 size jars as well as Soy Melts, Tarts, Firestarters, Auto Scent Tins, Soy Wax dipped Plush Dog and Cat Air Fresheners as well as Candle Accessories.

4. What are your business goals?  My goal has and continues to be, to continue to grow my business while maintaining the quality and attention to detail that my customers have come to expect and appreciate.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  My favorite Natures Garden products would be your fragrance oils.  They are great quality and you have a wonderful selection and reasonable prices.

Website:  www.ctrivercandles.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ctrivercandles
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/ctrivercandles
Blog:  www.ctrivercandles.com/blog.html
Youtube:  www.youtube.com/user/ctrivercandles

Soy Candles by Shellie

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

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1. What’s your name & Your Company Name…. Soy Creations By Shellie

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I love making creations .  My motivation is when everyone tells me they have never had a candle as good as mine and the love that I put into my creations . I’ve been in business since 2009.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I sell unique candle and bath products.

4. What are your business goals?  I would like to open up my own supple store and would love to teach classes on candle making

5. What are some products you use from Naures Garden?   I get 98% of my fragrance oils from natures garden along with all my melt and pour soap base.  My favorite fragrance oils are:  pink sugar, mango papaya fragrance oil, best friends, banana nut bread.  But as of as right now whole wheat bread fragrance oil is my overall favorite scent of all…but to tell you the truth that’s a hard call; they are all good

Facebook page: Soy Creations by Shellie

Mom Owned Candle Company

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

carrie1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name
My name is Carrie Powell and my company’s name is Carrie’s Curiosities, LLC

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?
I’ve loved candles for as long as I can remember and I grew up with a very crafty mother, that encouraged me to try different outlets for my creativity.  I actually went to bed one night thinking, “I wonder how hard it would be to make my own candles”.  When I woke up the next morning, I began scouring the internet for any information on candlemaking I could find. (Luckily, I was able to find quite a lot!)  After I read up on the process, I talked to my husband about learning to make my own candles. (I honestly thought he would tell me I’m crazy.) However, he encouraged me to get a starter kit and try it out, so I did and I loved it!  From there, I started making candles for friends, family and neighbors and people really loved my candles, so I decided to start making them on a larger scale.
My motivation for the business was the prospect of getting to do something I truly loved and still be at home with my son.  I really enjoy the fact that I get to be a business owner and a full time mother!
I’ve been in business for about a year and I’m still learning a lot.  Everyday is a new adventure and I’m loving the ride!

3.  What products do you make and sell? 
Right now, I sell soy container candles (mason jars, Victorian style jars, tureens and tins), palm wax container candles, votive candles, tarts/melts and grubby pillar candles.  (I also sell a few beaded ornaments on my website as well, but they aren’t scented!)

4.  What are your business goals?
My current goals are to continue making high quality products and to build my online presence.  I’ve also begun participating in local craft fairs and would like to continue building my presence within my community.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden? 
Oh goodness, I use Nature’s Garden’s fragance oils all the time!  I’ve also purchased tins and clamshell containers and everything I’ve received has been excellent.  I honestly love NG’s fragrance oils.  There is such a large variety, that I just have fun looking through them all and making wishlists.  One of my favorite scents, is one that I just used in my new vanilla line of candles, Coconut Vanilla scent.  It is a terrific scent and I honestly don’t want to sell the candles I’ve made.  I want to keep them all, because I love the scent so much!

Your Website: curiouscarrie.etsy.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CarriesCuriosities
Twitter: https://twitter.com/curiouscarrie81
Blog: http://carriescuriosities.blogspot.com/

Carrie, Owner/Operator
~Carrie’s Curiosities, LLC~
“Home to lovely, hand poured, natural wax candles!”
www.etsy.com/shop/curiouscarrie

Science of Candle Wicks

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Candle Wicking Class

One of the most important components of a candle is the wick. The wick is the fuel (candle wax vapor) delivery system to the flame that allows a candle to burn. Before we explain how candle wicks burn, we will share with you the history of candle wicking. We will finish this class by helping you choose the correct wick for your candles.

History of candle wicks: Egyptians made a form of candle wick by taking fibrous reeds, called rushes, dipping them in animal fat, and lighting them. Since these rushes were fibrous in nature, they allowed the fat to be absorbed by the plant and provided the fuel that the flame needed to keep the “rushlight” lit. Years later, the Romans created an improved wicking system by loosely weaving fibers together. This provided for longer burn time, with the function of the wicking remaining the same.

Modern-day wicks are tightly woven or braided threads of cotton or other fabric material; sometimes including a core (cotton, paper, zinc). The woven material of the wick is then treated with a chemical solution to make them flame retardant. This process is called “mordanting”. Wicks are made fire retardant so that the fuel (the wax) travels up the wick, forms a vapor fuel and the fuel is burned. If the wicks were not made fire retardant, the wicks would burn themselves out before the wax of the candle could be used as fuel. Some candle wicks include a core that the threads are woven around; providing the wick with the ability to stand up. By the way, candle wicks made in the US do not contain lead. Lead core wicks were banned in the US back in 2003.

Before wicks are used, they typically undergo a process called “priming”. Priming involves dipping the wicking into wax. You see, when the threads of a wick are woven, there can remain very tiny air pockets within the threads of the wick. Priming simply fills in those air pockets. It is important to understand that a candle wick is considered primed after being in contact with melted wax for approximately 5 minutes (which is long enough for the air pockets to escape). There is no need to coat a wick with massive amounts of wax when priming. The fuel of the candle actually comes from the candle wax of the candle traveling up the wick to the flame, not from the wax used during priming. Candle wicks are assembled using machinery, so there will be times when wicks will have more priming wax on them, and times when they have less wax on them. This extra wax, or lack of does not affect the performance of the wick burn. It is the woven fibers of the wick that determine proper burn time.

Once wicks undergo priming, they are then “tabbed”. This involves placing one end of the wick into the hole of a metal wick sustainer tab and then crimping the tab of the wick sustainer. This attaches the wick tab to the wick. Wick sustainer tabs allow wicks to stand up in candles. Wick sustainer tabs typically come in the following sizes: 20mm, 15mm, and 30mm self-centering. The size of the wick sustainer tab refers to the diameter of the wick tab.

The neck size of the wick tab, which typically is 3mm, 6mm, or 10mm in height, controls how far down the candle will burn; extinguishing the wick before it hits the very bottom of the candle. This helps prevent candle glass from getting too hot and potentially breaking.

Size matters: When choosing the proper size of wick for your candle, please understand that as the “number” on the wick size goes up, so does the area it is capable of melting when burning. Example: A CD-10 wick will burn a smaller diameter than a CD-12. A zinc core 44-24-18z will burn a smaller diameter than a zinc 51-32-18z wick.

Using the proper size wick is very important! In the event that you use too small of a wick, your candle wax will not burn all the way across your candle, and you may not have sufficient scent throw. If you use too large of a wick, your candle will burn too fast, and you will have increased “mushrooming ” (carbon build up) on your wick.

What is the science behind a burning candle? A burning candle is an example of a chemical reaction between three major elements: oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. The wax in a candle is composed of atoms of hydrogen and carbon. When the wick is lit, wax begins to melt, and the carbon and hydrogen atoms move up the wick to react with the oxygen atoms in the flame. Actually, the flame you see on a candle is proof of a chemical reaction of carbon and hydrogen atoms with oxygen. The heat from the wick causes the carbon and hydrogen atoms to break apart, and combine with oxygen to form a gas. This is called pyrolysis. You will notice that the flame of a candle is different colors. The blue part of the flame is the hottest part of the flame. The flame is blue because of sufficient oxygen being provided in the reaction. What happens when there is not enough oxygen available to complete the reaction? You will have an excessive number of carbon atoms that group together to form soot. Since soot is black in color, it easily absorbs heat; and this heat allows them to glow. It is these carbon molecules that create the yellow, orange, and red colored portion of the flame. When soot particles glow because they are hot it is called incandescence. Ultimately, a burning candle gives off water vapor, and carbon dioxide (the very same gas we exhale when we breathe).

Over the past decade, there has been a steady climb in the sales of soy wax candles; claims being made that soy wax candles are somehow “better” for you than paraffin candles. Putting aside all bias and focusing on science alone will allow us to make the following conclusions: 1. All waxes are primarily hydrocarbons, whether the wax is of animal, vegetable, or petroleum origin. The chemical composition of all waxes used for candle-making is similar. 2. All waxes produce a yellow flame due to the presence of carbon. 3. No specific type of wax or wax blend is considered “best” for candlemaking. All candle waxes, when provided in high-quality format,  have been shown to burn cleanly and safely. 4. No candle wax has ever been shown to be toxic or harmful to human health. 5. There is no such thing as a soot-free wax. All organic compounds when burned will emit some carbon (soot) due to incomplete combustion. (http://www.candles.org/elements_wax.html). In fact, we all experience small levels of carbon in our air everyday simply by cooking our food. It would be ridiculous to tell people to stop cooking their food to avoid carbon in the air. How about carbon dioxide- the air we all exhale? Should we all stop breathing to prevent putting this carbon in the air? It is time for science and common sense to unite!

The science behind a burning candle is important to understand because for a wick to perform effectively, it is reliant on other components of the candle. Some fuel sources will easily travel up the wick and produce the fuel vapor needed to keep the wick burning (refined paraffin wax is a good fuel source). Other waxes, such as soy wax, will require a larger wick to allow for pyrolysis to occur. That is why at Natures Garden, we suggest that candle makers “wick-up” when making vegetable wax candles.

Other candle components that affect the efficiency of the burning wick are fragrance and coloring. Fragrances are composed of a combination of essential oils, resins, and other aromatic chemicals (ketones and aldehydes). Some of these fragrance ingredients will easily travel up the wick and react with the oxygen, others do not travel up the wick as easily. Each component of a fragrance oil has individual flash points (the temperature at which its vapor will combust). When a fragrance oil contains higher levels of heavy base notes, such as musk, vanilla, amber, the candle may require a larger wick to allow for pyrolysis to occur. Lighter, lower flash point fragrance components will easily travel up the wick and burn. Special care should be taken when using citrus type fragrances that have a low flash point. If the wick size is too big, it may cause the citrus fragrance to give off a petroleum aroma instead of a citrus aroma. Using too big of a wick with low flash point citrus fragrances can also create a fire hazard; causing the entire top of the candle to ignite.

Coloring can also affect candle wicking. Candles require the use of dyes specifically formulated for candle making. Any coloring that contains water or glycerin will not work in candles. Color pigments, mica pigments, and titanium dioxide do not work well in the interior of candles. These pigments clog the candle wick; causing increased smoking and potentially causing your candle wick to stop burning. If these types of pigments are used during candle making, they are used only for coloring the outside of the candle by dipping the candle. Crayons are an example of color pigments suspended in a wax medium. It is never a good idea to color your candles with crayons as suggested by some media sources.
Choosing your candle wicking:

There are literally hundreds of types of wicks you may choose for wicking your candles. Most of the wicks on the market are made from braided or knitted fibers that allow for a slow, consistent burning candle. Candle wicks are typically one of the following types of wicks (provided by the national candle association) :

Flat Wicks. These flat-plaited or knitted wicks, usually made from three bundles of fiber, are very consistent in their burning and curl in the flame for a self-trimming effect. They are the most commonly used wicks, and can be broadly found in taper and pillar candles.

Square Wicks. These braided or knitted wicks also curl in the flame, but are more rounded and a bit more robust than flat wicks. They are preferred for beeswax applications and can help inhibit clogging of the wick, which can occur with certain types of pigments or fragrances. Square wicks are most frequently used in taper and pillar applications.

Cored Wicks. These braided or knitted wicks use a core material to keep the wick straight or upright while burning. The wicks have a round cross section, and the use of different core materials provides a range of stiffness effects. The most common core materials for wicks are cotton, paper, zinc or tin. Cored wicks can be found in jar candles, pillars, votives and devotional lights.

At Natures Garden, we offer several varieties of wicks based on our own successful testing.

HTP wicks- These wicks are created with a flat braided cotton fiber design, but also have paper fibers contained with the braid. These wicks provide a cleaner burn, controlled curling, and self trimming capabilities. Typically used when a hotter burn is necessary. Used with all types of waxes.

Zinc Core Wicks- These wicks are made with a cotton fiber braid, surrounded by a zinc core. Zinc wicks are known for allowing wicks to stand up in applications, and are thus frequently used in container candles. In the event that you are using vegetable waxes for your candles, you will want to “wick up” on the size of your zinc core wicks, as they do not burn as hot as other varieties of wicks.

CD Wicks- These wicks are a flat braid wick composed of cotton with special paper woven around them. These wicks provide excellent capillary action. CD wicks provide a hot burning wick and provide for significant rigidity. These are our favorite types of wicks here at Natures Garden. Used with all types of waxes.

Hemp Wicks- These braided wicks are made with natural fibers of hemp instead of cotton. Hemp wicks provide for a hotter burning wick and increased rigidity. Used with all types of waxes.

Wooden Wicks: Composed of wood, these wicks provide 100% rigidity in candles. These wicks do not require any type of trimming, produce no mushrooms, and allow for a fast melt pool.

To help you choose the best type/size wick for your candle applications, please visit our wicking chart. We provide this chart simply as a guide. It is not meant to be a substitute for your own testing. Testing is your responsibility.

In addition, Natures Garden offers sample packs of our wicks for you to try prior to committing to larger-sized packs of wicks.

Deborah Ward

CEO Natures Garden

Natures Garden Candle Wicks

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How to Make Your Own Scented Christmas Cards

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

 

Sending holiday cards to family and loved ones is a seasonal tradition for many people this time of year.  Whether the holiday cards are store purchased or handmade, receiving one in the mail certainly brings a smile to anyone’s face.   So, when you are sending out your own holiday cards this year, why not include an extra special element; that of fragrance!  At Natures Garden, we figure with scents this good, you can’t go wrong!

Scrapbooking cards and memory albums are great ways to really make a project your own.  With a clean canvas and an ingenious mind, the world can be your oyster.  The whole essence of scrapbooking could be summed up in just one word: preservation.  Usually, there are three fundamentals that contrive a great scrapbooking design.  They are photos (of course), memorabilia, and the stories behind the memory that is being encapsulated.  But, did you know that one of the most powerful keys to recall memories is through the sense of smell.  So, we figured this is right up our alley.

In the true spirit of scrapbooking, we wanted to add our own special touch to our design.  Hence, the scented scrapbook card was created.  Although, you can replicate our recipe verbatim, also feel free to make it your own as well.  You can of course use any of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils to scent what ever theme your scrapbooking project may be.  However, if you are looking for a great holiday fragrance oil for your Season’s Greetings cards, please check out Natures Garden Holiday selection.  You will have no problems finding the perfect scent to truly embrace the feel that you are looking for.

One of the reasons why this holiday recipe is so amazing is because it truly allows for your imagination to thrive.  So, let’s get put our crafty caps on, and get the creative juices flowing.

Here is what you will need:

Hansel & Gretel’s House Fragrance Oil
Elmer’s Glue
Unscented Hairspray
Colored Paper
Candy Balls
Various Soap Paints
Paint Brushes
Glitter or Mica Pigment

 

Instructions:

1.  Scent 2 oz. of Elmer’s Glue with 30 drops of Hansel & Gretel’s House Fragrance Oil.

2.  Scent 2 oz. of unscented hairspray with 30 drops of Hansel & Gretel’s House fragrance oil.

3.  Add a few drops of Hansel & Gretel’s House fragrance oil to your desired soap paints.

4.  Apply scented glue to the areas of the card that you plan to adhere glitter, candy balls, and other décor.

5.  Paint the portions of your Christmas card with your scented soap paints.

6.  Spray your Christmas card with your scented hairspray.

7.  For an extra bonus, make recipe cards with some of your favorite family recipes and place inside card.

But remember, the fun does not have to stop there.  By scenting the Elmer’s glue and hairspray, you can fragrance any of your scrapbooking projects.  Just simply replace any adhesive steps out with your scented glue and you are good to go.  This project idea brings a whole new meaning to scrapbooking memories!

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com