Posts Tagged ‘Natures Garden fragrance oils’

Soap Making with Regional Flair

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

  fragrance-oils-51. What’s your name & Your Company Name: Hi, My name is Diane Weinberg and I’m the owner of The Southern Tip.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? After being a teacher for over 22 years, I suddenly found myself to be an unemployed teacher.  After trying and trying unsuccessfully to get a job, ANY kind of job, I decided to create my own job. I started The Southern Tip and have not looked back. Although we’ve been in business only a couple of years, I’ve found that if you really want something, and are willing to work hard for it, you can be successful. Being a business owner has also opened many other doors to me, making it easier for me to achieve some of my other goals.

3. What products do you make and sell?  We sell handcrafted soap with a “regional flair”, lotions and lotion bars, aluminum free deodorant and scrubs. We hope to branch out into candles this summer.

4. What are your business goals?  Our goals may be a bit different than those of other businesses. We have three main goals: One is, of course, that we want our business to continue to grow and prosper.

A second goal is that we want to help promote and encourage a regional pride among our population. One of the ways we do this is by designing many of our products to reflect the area culture and to highlight our unique locale. Since we are in Texas and are also near the border with Mexico, these facts influence the soaps that we create. Our Tres Leches soap (inspired by a variety of cake made in our region using three milks) Chile con Queso soap, ( a popular and spicy dip made here) Chocolate Chachalaca soap (a turkey-like bird found in our area) and Ocelot soap ( a rare and endangered animal also found in our area) are some examples of our regional creations. Also, since another one of our selling venues is on a nearby island, South Padre Island, our Dunes, Padre Shores, Padre Island Dream, Sea Gull, Soap of the Sea, Sand Castle and Sand Bar soaps were created to reflect this.

Our third goal, and probably our most important goal, is that we want to serve as an inspiration to other unemployed/underemployed people, especially those who are over 50 and who find themselves in this difficult position, maybe for the first time in their lives. We want them to know that if you are willing to put in the work, to study, research and learn some new skills, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope.

This is one of the main reasons why we offer beginning soap making classes. We want to share our knowledge with others and hopefully help others learn at least one way to supplement their income or at the very least, to create affordable, custom soap for their own families and friends.

Our long term dream would be to eventually open a folk school type of learning facility where many skills and crafts would be taught by experts in their fields. Some of the “old fashioned” skills that we would like to include, in addition to soap making, are such things as: candle making, basket making, clay work, wood turning, rug weaving, jewelry making, mosaics, small scale niche gardening, etc. We want to help people become more self-sufficient and teach them new skills that will enable them to supplement their income should they ever find themselves unemployed/underemployed.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We are great fans of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. There are so many to choose from and they are all wonderful! One of our favorites is Cracklin’ Birch. We have also used their goat’s milk lotion base and it is a very versatile product.

 Website: www.thesoutherntip.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Southern-Tip/141396999273167

Blog: http://thesoutherntipsoaps.blogspot.com/

Lip Balms with Flavoring Oils

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Wallis, owner of Aqua Blossom

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?   When my boys were babies, I started making baby bath products for them because I wanted something more natural than what I was seeing in stores. I soon began making body scrubs and other products, researching ingredients, and experimenting with formulas. My family and friends encouraged me to begin selling the products, and that’s how Aqua Blossom was born!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make lip balm, body butter, body scrubs, facial masks, soaps, and other spa products.

4.  What are your business goals?   My number one goal is always to provide spa quality products and excellent customer service! My current business goals are to attend a market or craft show this holiday season, expand my line of facial products, design several new soaps, and give my website a face lift.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   I love Nature’s Garden lip balm flavor oils, including Buttercream Cupcake, Guava, and Horchatta. I also love the herbs and botanicals including dried lavender buds, rosemary, juniper berries, spearmint, and chamomile.

Website:  www.aquablossom.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aquablossom
craftcafe.co/shop/aquablossom

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

Twitter: @aqua_blossom

Blog:  http://aqua-blossom.blogspot.com/

YouTube Channel:  I don’t have one… yet!

Using Herbs in Cosmetics

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

1. What’s your name & Your Company Name
Nieves Rathbun, By Nieves

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?
I have been in the natural products industry for two decades.  I managed the flagship store for V’tae Parfum & Body Care in Nevada City, Calif., and later worked at Zia Natural Skincare in San Francisco.  When my knowledge of cosmetic ingredients made finding products that I wanted to use myself increasingly difficult.  I decided to take matters into my own hands.  Abiding by the very simple philosophy that products can be made using only beneficial ingredients, I developed a line of products using wholesome time tested ingredients in unique formulations.  Happy with the results I started sharing them with friends and now I have a natural handmade body care line produced with organic ingredients and served with a twist.  I am delighted to be making a living doing what I love!

3. What products do you make and sell?
Handmade natural body care made with super natural ingredients, sassy sincerity and apothecary style.  Everything good, nothing bad.  By Nieves products are simple yet effective formulas that produce great results.  For an ingredient savvy person it’s a relief to read the contents and be able to understand what’s in the products.

4. What are your business goals?
I’d like to have more independent spas and boutiques carrying my products, and have more internet retail orders but I’m not really hunting the big guys, slow expansion feels right to me.  Currently, By Nieves, is only found in independent stores and employes 4 part-time employees in Petrolia; one part-timer in Oakland. I hope to grow to employ four to 20 people full time, diversify the economy in Petrolia (population 300) and I have a fantasy of it becoming worker-owned!

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?
Healing herbs and spices like Burdock Root, Whole Anise Seed, and the DIY Starter Kits like the Vegan Lip Balm!

Your Website: ByNieves.com

Twitter: @ByNieves

NG Around the World!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

As we celebrate reaching over 20,000 Facebook fans this week, we’ve decided to stop for a moment and try to comprehend it all. All we can say is… THANK YOU!!

While Natures Garden is based in Ohio, we actually have customers that find and order from us from all over the US and all over the world… literally!  How EXCITING!!

Here’s a look at where our customers come to us from in the United States:

And here’s a look at where our customers are around the world! Can you find yourself?

We are so thrilled that Natures Garden has grown over the past decade, and we are SO HAPPY to have you as part of our community. As Natures Garden continues to grow as a company and as your #1 resource for your candle, soap and other creations, we promise to continue providing you with the best individualized service that no one can beat!!

We are honored to be your supplier of choice!

Smiles!!

- Deborah

Spectacular New Fragrances at Natures Garden

Friday, January 21st, 2011
 

Cream SodaSpectacular New Fragrances at Natures Garden

Natures Garden Mt. Dew Type Fragrance:  Soda with a jolt, this classic lemon/lime fizzy pop is so good you will swear you can smell the caffeine and feel the bubbles tickle your nose.

Natures Garden Fierce Male fragrance:  Citrusy top-notes of orange, lemon and lime, leading to middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver  and rose and finishing a woody, oakmoss and white musk base note.

An NG Original Scent!  Natures Garden Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance:  A sparkling, bright pomegranate having a tart citrus and pomegranate top note, a slightly floral heart of jasmine and violet leaf, and finishing with a spicy ginger and woody, twig like base note.

 Natures Garden Jelly Bean Fragrance:  A burst of luscious fruity tones teases the senses with this gourmand confection. Wild cherry balances with ripe peach and tangy strawberry for the candy sensation at the fragrance heart. Hints of cinnamon boost the cherry, as a smooth combination of vanilla and musk creates sugary undertones.

An NG Original!  Natures Garden Drag Strip Fragrance: The raw smell of a hot summer day at the racetrack!  Notes of burnt rubber, motor oil and high performance racing fuel make this the perfect grease-monkey fragrance!!

 Natures Garden Cream Soda Fragrance:  An old fashioned soda shop classic having all the bubbly notes frothing over the glass with the truly characteristic, caramelized sugar and vanilla cream aroma.

 An NG Original Fragrance!  Natures Garden Pizza fragrance-   You’ve tried the rest, now try the best!!  The local brick oven pizza shop with its aromatic notes of garlic, oregano, tomatoes, cheese, pepperoni and doughy crust will have you calling the pizza delivery guy; hopefully, in 30 minutes or less!!

 An NG Original Scent!  Natures Garden Tea Leaf Papaya Fragrance: Tropical passionfruit, mango, papaya and tea leaf open this fragrance, having floral middle notes of canna lily, rose, white orchid, and water hyacinth and finishing with a soft, ambery, driftwood dry down.

 An NG Original Scent!  Natures Garden Aloe Vera Clay Fragrance: A green, refreshingly clean fragrance with a sparkling splash of lime and peach blossom, leading to a floral bouquet of rose, desert jasmine and lily of the valley, and finishing with an ambery, musky, tumbleweed dry-down.

Natures Garden Juicy Lemon Fragrance:  A tart, juicy lemon so good it will make you pucker, with a distinct lemon citron top note, a lilac nuance and lemon rind middle note, finishing with a gingery, woody base note.

Natures Garden Rosemary Mint Fragrance:  A crisp, minty herbal type with a peppermint and spearmint top note, a slightly herbaceous floral and rosemary middle note and a soft woody dry down.

Natures Garden Rosemary Fragrance:  This fragrance contains high levels of essential oil of rosemary.  A cool, crisp herbal having camphoraceous eucalyptus notes rounded out with coriander and rosemary.

 Natures Garden Hot Maple Toddy Fragrance:  A warm, after dinner drink with pronounced notes of maple and rum, leading to a buttery, creamy vanilla and caramelized sugar base note.