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Jan
23

Shea Butter Soap

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Hello all of you amazing people! I hope this finds you all having a fantastic day! For all you soap makers out there, what is your absolute favorite kind of soap to make? Maybe you’re more into cold process soap making, or melt and pour soaping, or maybe your favorite is even to make your own hot process soap recipes? No matter what your favorite kind is, each kind is unique and wonderful! Let’s talk about melt and pour soap right now, specifically Shea Butter Soap! This is one wonderful kind of soap that you’re sure to want to use as soon as possible!

Are you wondering about the ingredients in our Shea Butter Soap? Well, let me tell you all about them! Shea Butter melt and pour soap contains the following: vegetable glycerin, titanium dioxide, coconut oil, sodium stearate, sodium myristate, palm oil, sodium cocoate, purified water, sunflower oil, and shea butter. Each of these ingredients bring their own special benefits to your skin when used in soaps.

Vegetable Glycerin: This helps to cool the skin, pulls in oxygen, and retains moisture in the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This is will whiten soap.  Also, it is sometimes used to help protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, working as a great sunscreen.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil helps to smooth and soften skin.

Sodium Stearate: This ingredient is the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid.  It works as a surfactant, and emilsifying agent, and helps to thicken the soap.

Sodium Myristate: This ingredient is the sodium salt derived from myristic acid.This works as an emulsifying agent, also helping to cleanse the skin and remove dirt.

Palm Oil: Palm Oil helps to remove oils and dirt from the skin, as well as working to restore natural oils within the skin.

Sodium Cocoate: Sodium Cocoate derived from coconut oil, it helps to cleanse the skin and works as a surfactant, helping to make it easier to remove dirt and grime from your skin.

Sunflower Oil: Helps to retain moisture in the skin, as well as helping to treat conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Purified Water: Purified water helps to soften and hydrate the skin, as well as working to treat eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions.

Shea Butter: Shea butter works to hydrate the skin, as well as working as a sunscreen, helping to heal cuts and burns, and helps to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes. Are you looking for some cool new projects to try using Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap? Well, when you’re on our Shea Butter page, make sure to check out all of our awesome recipes under the Recipe tab on top of the picture! I recommend our Zebra Print Soap…but what can I say? I’m a sucker for animal prints! We have many others as well, like our Fish Kiss Soap, our Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes, and be sure to try out our delicious looking 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap! These projects and creations will definitely be ones that all of your friends, family, and even your customers will love and adore! These are definitely ones that you can’t pass up! Enjoy this wonderfully amazing soap and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
08

Butterfly Meadows Scent

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Hello all you wonderful people out there! Have you been feeling bold lately? Maybe thinking about leaving your comfort zone or wanting to just break free? Or maybe you already have and you’re looking for the perfect way to express your liberty and creativity through your new creations? Here at Nature’s Garden, we love coming up with new ideas, and we have the perfect fragrance for you to express yourself with whatever project you choose! Our Butterfly Meadows scent is the absolute perfect fragrance to show just how much you’ve grown and broken free!
What Does Butterfly Meadows Smell Like?

Butterfly Meadows by Nature’s Garden is the beautiful aroma of an amazing bright and sunny summer day! This fragrance will delight you with the wonderful aroma of the fresh outdoors, beginning with top notes of refreshing verbena, soft heliotrope, and summer dandelion. It has middle notes of weeping willow trees, beautiful spring meadows, and lovely lily of the valley leading to base notes of Kentucky blue grass and sweet pea blossoms.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil?

Butterfly Meadows is the perfect fragrance to show how you’ve decided to break free and express yourself. This scent is sure to revitalize all of your projects and will leave all of your friends and family wondering how they can immediately capture this delightful fragrance! For all the candle makers out there, Butterfly Meadows performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, while also working nice and strong in soy wax. Go ahead and fill your home with this amazing scent by using it in some nice and strong aroma beads! You can also have this fragrance flow through your home by using in your own homemade incense and potpourri recipes, with a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, Butterfly Meadows has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products it can be used in are bath oils, lotions, soaps, bath gels, and perfumes. This fragrance does not have any vanillin content, which means that it should not tend to discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our cold process results are: it does set up fast and has a moderate acceleration. Butterfly Meadows scent does also discolor cold process soap to a light pale yellow color.

 

Now I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this wonderful fragrance as soon as possible, but hold on! We offer many great free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, and our amazing Envelope Sachet recipe is actually made with our Butterfly Meadows scent! When you type “butterfly meadows” into the search bar on our website, you will be taken right to our Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the name and picture of our Envelope Sachet recipe and is actually a direct link straight to the wonderful recipe! Enjoy these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
05

Uses for Anise

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Uses for AniseUses for Anise

Hello everyone! For all you crafty, artsy, creative people out there, are you always looking for new projects to try? Something new to let your imagination run wild? Well, have you ever tried anything with herbs? To be more specific, have you ever tried anything with anise? Anise is actually an amazing flower that can be used for so many different products and industries! While it is most commonly known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, did you know that it can also be used for skin and hair care? And it can be included in many bath and body products!

There is such a variety of uses for anise. When used in bath and body products, anise has so many wonderful hair and skin care benefits. Common products it can be used in are bath teas, bath bombs, bath salts, face tonics, massage oil, lotions, ointments, creams, foot scrubs, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, facial masks and soaps. When used for soap making, anise helps to exfoliate the skin. Anise also helps to keep your skin very soft and smooth and it brings it a beautiful youthful glow. It also helps to treat acne, psoriasis, oily skin, and any damaged or spotted skin. For your hair, there are so many benefits from anise! It helps to stimulate new hair growth, repair damaged hair, and it also brings moisture to dry hair! It can even treat scabies, lice, and other scalp conditions while bringing relief from flakes and dandruff.

There are many medicinal benefits to using anise as well. It will help to control blood pressure and heart beat while working as a natural analgesic and reducing any pressure on the heart. Specifically for women, anise helps to ease the pain of childbirth, stimulate menstruation, relieve the pain caused by menstrual cramps, increase milk flow during nursing, and it also helps to increase a woman’s sex drive. Anise even helps to relieve the symptoms of male menopause. Anise is also used to treat coughs, upset stomachs, runny nose, insomnia, asthma, seizures, nicotine dependence, constipation, and intestinal gas. It can even increase appetite and urine flow. Anise has many important properties such as being antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, and it is also a natural sedative. There are dental benefits as well. Anise helps to freshen breath and relieve tooth aches. Also, when used in a compress, it can help to relieve eye pain.

Did you know that anise is poisonous to pigeons? Or that aniseed oil can be used as a flavoring agent to alcohol? How about that anise leaves can be used as a salad ingredient? The easiest way to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible is just by typing “anise” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Ground Anise Seed, our Anise Essential Oil, and even our Whole Star Anise Seeds. This is definitely a product that you should try as soon as possible! And while you’re at it, check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
03

Myrrh Uses

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Hi everyone! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for new and exciting projects to try for this upcoming holiday season? Maybe you’re in need of a new unique gift to give to your friends and family for Christmas? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new that is sure to remind you and yours of the Christmas story? Well, do we have the perfect product for you! Have you ever tried anything with myrrh gum powder? Well, myrrh just so happens to be one of the three special gifts brought to the baby Jesus by the three wise men. Using myrrh for the holidays is the perfect way to remind everyone you know of the real meaning of Christmas!

There are many different uses for myrrh in many different products and industries. It can be used for bath and body products, cosmetics, foods and beverages, medicinal purposes, and even hair and skin care! When used in cosmetics and bath and body products, myrrh uses have many different benefits. It helps to keep your hair healthy by working as an astringent. It helps to soften and strengthen hair and even prevents hair loss. It also helps to treat dandruff, lice, underactive sebaceous glands, and dry scalp. When you use myrrh for skin care purposes, it helps to maintain a youthful complexion, rejuvenate cell growth, contract and cool the skin, heal blemishes and reduce wrinkles and swelling. Myrrh also helps to repair cracked, damaged, and chapped skin.

Even more benefits of myrrh uses come from its medicinal purposes. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to help treat women for dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, uterine problems, and even menopause. It is also used to treat circulatory, liver, heart, and spleen ailments. Myrrh has even been shown to help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. In Ayurveda and Unani medicine, myrrh is used to help treat kidney dysfunction and stomach pains. Specifically for women, it is also used to help treat excessive uterine bleeding. Myrrh oil works as a booster for the immune system, helping to protect the body from infections. Myrrh is even used to treat many other ailments such as coughing, asthma, joint pain, congestion, lung congestion, ulcers, indigestion, hemorrhoids, athlete’s foot, laryngitis, rheumatism, and bronchitis. Myrrh even helps to inhibit tumor growth and helps the body to fight against and inhibit cancer!

Myrrh can even be added to food and beverages as a flavoring or stabilizing agent. Did you know that ancient Egyptians even used myrrh as an embalming agent for mummies? Are you thinking about how to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “myrrh gum” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our actual myrrh gum powder. But just a second, because this product gets even better! We have many wonderful free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, but our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap just happens to be made with actual myrrh gum powder! This fantastic soap would be the perfect gift or project for the holiday season! Go check out this product as soon as possible and make sure to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
01

Dead Sea Clay

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dead sea clayDead Sea Clay

Hello everybody! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for something new and exciting to try out for your next projects? Or maybe you’re looking for something unique and different to make for your friends and family? Maybe you’re just looking for a new product for all of your great customers to try? Well, have you ever done any kind of project with clay? Dead Sea Clay specifically? Here at Nature’s Garden we actually offer seven different cosmetic clays, each with their own amazing advantages! Let’s focus on Dead Sea Clay, you just won’t be able to stop yourself from wanting to try it out as soon as possible!

Did you know that Sea Clay, or more commonly known as Dead Sea Clay, actually originated from the Dead Sea? It was found on the floor of the actual Dead Sea in Israel. Dead Sea Clay is a greenish-gray colored clay that is known for its healing powers. People actually used to visit the Dead Sea just to bathe, hoping for the possibility that its powers would work on them!  It’s “powers” are a result of the fact that it contains such high clay and salt levels. Did you know that because of its’ different color, it has been used as a colorant for crayons?

Dead Sea Clay is has many benefits for the body. It contains many important nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulfate, aluminum, and iron. For all you crafters, it can be used in many different bath and body products such as soaps, bath bombs, herbal teas, face masks, salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, and mud baths. It has many medicinal benefits and has been used to treat many different ailments such as joint inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, stiffness and muscle aches. Dead Sea Clay even has many benefits to hair care, helping to strengthen hair roots, enhance hair growth, and prevent hair loss. For skin care, Dead Sea Clay is used to hydrate and moisturize the skin, improve blood circulation, remove dry skin, and it also treats acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Are you totally in love with this product now? Wondering how to get your hands on this amazing cosmetic clay as soon as possible? All you have to do is type “dead sea clay” into the search bar on our website and that will take you directly to our Dead Sea Clay page! But hold on just a second because this product just keeps getting better! We offer many free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden and our free recipe for Mechanics Soap is actually made with Dead Sea Clay! When you are on our Dead Sea Clay page, on the top of the clay picture, there is a little green box that say “Recipe.” That link will show you the name and picture of our Mechanics Soap. If you click on that, it will take you directly to our awesome recipe! Make sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful cosmetic clays as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
29

Christmas Cabin Scent

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Hello everyone! Have you picked out your Christmas tree yet? Or maybe you’re already all finished decorating it! Do you like to put up your Christmas decorations ahead of time so that the Christmas spirit can be in your house for even longer? Well, here at Nature’s Garden we are just full of the Christmas spirit! We cannot wait for Christmas to get here! Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to use in your gifts or projects to use for this Christmas season? Well Christmas Cabin scent is just that scent! It is sure to be the perfect scent to bring that homey country Christmas feeling to you and yours for the holidays!

 

What Does Christmas Cabin Smell Like?

Christmas Cabin by Nature’s Garden is a best selling NG original fragrance oil! It is a wonderful aroma that is a blend of cranberries and bayberries with hints or orange zest and top notes of freshly crushed cinnamon bark!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil?

It’s finally time for the smells of hot chocolate and eggnog to fill your houses, and Christmas Cabin is the perfect scent to bring in that country Christmas feeling! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right for your holiday projects! It works nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! Christmas Cabin even has a 50% maximum usage rate if you want to use it in incense and potpourri recipes! You can even fill your house with the feeling of a comforting country Christmas by using this scent in some nice and strong aroma beads!

When you use this fragrance in bath and body products, it has different maximum usage rates for different products. Common products it can be used in are lotions, bath gels, perfumes, soaps and bath oils. When used for soaps, bath oils, and bath gels Christmas Cabin has a maximum usage rate of 1%. When used in lotions and perfumes, this fragrance has .5% maximum usage rate. For all of the cold process soapers out there, Christmas Cabin scent is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a slight separation and some acceleration, however using a stick blender will blend it right back in. It does discolor products to a light caramel color, but is has a very nice Christmassy scent! It also has no vanillin content!

Do you love the country Christmas look and style? Well then Christmas Cabin is the perfect fragrance for you for this holiday season! It is sure to bring all the comforts of home along with it and the thoughts of hot chocolate and yummy glasses of eggnog! The easiest way to get your hands on this great fragrance is by typing “christ cabin” into the search bar on our site. It will take you directly to our Christmas Cabin fragrance page! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! You are sure to find some amazing ones to go right along with your own little country Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season as long as possible and be sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
17

Kringleberry Scent

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Kringleberry  scent is a fantastic holiday fragrance that is perfect for anyone looking to bring another side of Christmas into their home! If you remember, what is Santa Claus’ real name supposed to be? Kris Kringle! So how could we not come up with a fragrance dedicated to the big guy himself? Kringleberry is an awesome scent that everyone around you, including all the kiddos are sure to love for this holiday season! Once they watch all the Christmas movies over and over again, they will realize how important Mr. Kringle really is to Christmas! Kringleberry scent is perfect for any gift or project for the Christmas season!

 

What Does Kringleberry Smell Like?

Kringleberry by Nature’s Garden is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance! The aroma of juicy delicious apples, red currants, fruity cranberries, sprigs of cherry and bright hollyberry, fresh cut evergreen, and delicated winter white florals all combine together for the perfect festive and merry scent!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Kringleberry Fragrance Oil?

With the big guy working over time to get ready for his busiest day of the year, a scent named after him is the perfect way to honor Santa himself! Kringleberry performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, and is also very nice and strong in soy wax. If you would like to have this holiday scent wafting through your whole house, use it in some nice and strong aroma beads! It also has a maximum usage rate of 50% for potpourri and incense!

For bath and body products, Kringleberry has a maximum usage rate of 5%. It can be used in many common household products such as perfumes, lotions, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps! Kringleberry also has a 0% vanillin content, meaning that it will not discolor your soaps or other bath and body products at all! For all of you CP soapers out there, Kringleberry is the perfect scent to help you celebrate this holiday season! Our CP findings are: no acceleration, separation or discoloration, a slight ricing occurs, and most of the oil absorbs right back into the soap! And best of all, the smell is absolutely amazing! However, for any new soapers, we suggest using the Hot Process method as opposed to the Cold Process.

 

Kringleberry scent is definitely the perfect fragrance to use for all of your Christmas gifts or products for the holidays! But it gets even better! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes. But our free recipe for our Christmas Tree Bath Bomb just happens to be made with Kringleberry fragrance! Make sure to try out this wonderful recipe! Wondering how to easily find these great holiday products? Just type “kringle” right into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Kringleberry Fragrance Oil page! On top of the fragrance picture is a little green box that says “Recipe.” That little box is a link that will show you the name and picture of our Christmas Tree Bath Bomb! That link will take you directly to the free recipe! Enjoy all of our amazing holidays products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
14

Christmas Soap

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Christmas SoapChristmas Soap

Hello everyone! Are you looking for a new wonderful project to try for this Christmas season? Maybe a new recipe to try as a unique and beautiful gift to give to all of your loved ones for the holiday? Well do we have the perfect one for you! I would like to introduce our new free recipe for our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap! This Christmas soap is made with the thoughts of the three wise men in mind! If you remember the story of the baby Jesus, the three wise men all traveled to see him toting three special gifts. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This soap is a gorgeous way to pay homage to that special holiday story!

 

Ingredients:

85 grams Mango Butter

510 grams Palm Oil

510 grams Olive Oil Pomace

510 grams Coconut Oil 76

85 grams Castor Oil

243 grams Lye

6 grams Myrrh Gum Powder

84 grams Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil

24K Gold Mica Pigment

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

2 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

4 Loaf Silicone Soap Mold

645 grams Distilled Water

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Crockpot

Mixing Spoons

Mixing Bowls

Scale

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

There are actually 2 parts to this soap, you will start out by preparing the rock portion first. In a bowl, weigh out 34 grams Castor Oil, 204 grams Coconut Oil 76, 204 grams Palm Oil, 34 grams Mango Butter, and 204 grams Olive Oil Pomace. Turn the crockpot on low, and heat all of the oils until they are completely liquid.

frankincense and myrrh soap

While you are waiting for them to melt, weigh out 97 grams of lye and 258 grams of distilled water. Slowly and carefully pour the lye into the water and then stir. Never add water to lye! Then once the oils are melted, add the lye to them in the crockpot.  Use the stick blender to bring the mixture to a pudding consistency. Place the lid on the crockpot and allow to cook.  Make sure to keep stirring the mixture every now and then. Once it has reached the consistency of mashed potatoes, the soap is finished.

frankincense and myrrh soap

 

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

When the soap is finished cooking, divide it equally into 4 mixing bowls. Add 2 drops of Orange Oxide Colorant into one bowl, 2 drops of Yellow into one, 2 drops of brown into the third, and do not color the fourth bowl. Then, pour each bowl into a different part of the soap mold and let the soap sit to set up.

frankincense and myrrh soap

After it has set, break the soaps up into pieces and set aside to use later for the rocks.

frankincense and myrrh soap

Now you can start the brown portion of your soap. In the crockpot, melt down 51 grams Mango Butter, 306 grams Olive Oil, 306 grams Coconut Oil 76, 51 grams Castor Oil, and 306 grams Palm Oil.

frankincense and myrrh soap

Prepare your lye water again, (same process as Step 2) using 387 grams distilled water and 146 grams lye. Stir. When the oils are melted, add the lye to the crockpot and stir with the stick blender. This should become about a pudding consistency.

 

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then add your 6 grams of Myrrh Gum Powder and mix it again. Allow your soap to finish until it is again a mashed potato consistency, add 84 grams Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil, and mix together.

frankincense and myrrh soap

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

Now using the 4 loaf mold, put a layer of soap into the bottom of 3 of the different parts of the loaf. Then using the rocks from earlier, place the rocks throughout that layer, pushing them down slightly to prevent air pockets. Put another layer on top and keep repeating the process until you fill the mold.

frankincense and myrrh soap

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

Once you have filled the mold, sprinkle 24K Gold Mica Pigment and Diamond Dust Mica Pigment on top until you are satisfied with the amount, and let it sit for a while to set up. Enjoy your awesome new Frankincense and Myrrh Soap!

frankincense and myrrh soap

This Christmas soap is the perfect gift for all of your loved ones for Christmas time! It is an awesome reminder of what the season is really all about! Enjoy and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
13

Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent is so easy to make! Do you like to use your crafting abilities to save yourself money? Like a lot of money? Oh yes, it is absolutely possible! If you are drooling at the idea of using your creativity to save yourself some money, then make sure to try this new recipe as soon as possible! Have you ever made homemade laundry detergent? Like I said, it is a huge money saver to create your own instead of buying a name brand or expensive brand of laundry detergent from the grocery store. As an added bonus you can scent it with your very favorite fragrance! So here is a brand new recipe we have created for our Powdered Laundry Detergent!

 

Ingredients:

544 grams of Palm Oil

1270 grams of Coconut Oil 76

294 grams of Lye

2 Silicone Soap Molds 4 Leaf Molds

689 grams of distilled water

525 grams of Baking Soda

288 grams of Borax

56 grams of Snuggable Fragrance Oil

Mixing Bowls

Food Processor

Scale

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

Ziploc Bags

Crock Pot (Make sure this is not a crock pot that you will not use again for food because of the fact that you are using lye in this recipe.)

Stick Blender

Burlap Bag

Decorating Ribbon

Safety Masks

Safety Gloves

Safety Goggles

 

Directions:

Always make sure to wear your safety equipment when working with lye!

 

First, weigh out your 544 grams of Palm Oil and 1270 grams of Coconut Oil 76 and mix them together carefully. Turn your crock pot onto the lowest setting and then you can pour your oils into the crock pot.

homemade laundry detergent

Next you will start your lye. Start by weighing out 689 grams of water. Then carefully add your 294 grams of lye to your water. Never add water to lye, always add the lye to water! Then mix it together carefully.

homemade laundry detergent

After your lye water is mixed, you can pour it into the crock pot with your oil mixture and then put the lid on the crock pot. Next, let it sit on the lowest setting for about two hours until it reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes. Make sure to stir it occasionally.

homemade laundry detergent

 

homemade laundry detergent

When it reaches the mashed potatoes consistency, place the soap into the molds and let it set so it can set up.

homemade laundry detergent

Once the soap is set up, break it up into pieces.

homemade laundry detergent

Heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and then put 525 grams of baking soda into a clear cake pan and bake the baking soda in the oven for about half an hour to make washing soda.  This changed the chemical composition of the baking soda to washing soda.

homemade laundry detergent

After the 30 minutes is over, your baking soda should now be washing soda. Using a mixing bowl, weigh out and mix together 525 grams of the washing soda and 288 grams of borax.

homemade laundry detergent

In the food processor, grind up 312 grams of the broken up soap with a few tablespoons of the borax and washing soda mixture.

homemade laundry detergent

Then pour the soap, 56 grams of Snuggable Fragrance Oil, and the rest of washing soda and borax mix into the ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake it all up! Once it is all shaken up, you can pour the powder into a sandwich baggy.

homemade laundry detergent

 

homemade laundry detergent

Finally, put the sandwich baggy into the burlap bag and decorate with your ribbon! Your Powdered Laundry Detergent is now ready for you to enjoy!

 

Make sure to also check out our free recipes for our Delicate Powdered Laundry Detergent, our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap, and our Delicate Laundry Soap! And check out our free Baking Soda Class as well! Enjoy them all and be sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
10

Christmas Wreath Scent

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Christmas Wreath scent is a lovely comforting fragrance that is sure to remind you of every Christmas past. It is sure to be a reminder of all the comforts and happiness of your house all decorated for Christmas when you were a child. Thoughts of Santa Claus, all of his surprises, and the beautiful sight of snow covering the ground on Christmas morning are sure to cloud your brain. Christmas Wreath is the perfect scent to use for any project you are creating, or want to create for the holidays. With the holidays being just around the corner, this fragrance is perfect for any project you are creating that you want to give to your loved ones as a special gift!

 

What Does Christmas Wreath Smell Like?

Christmas Wreath by Nature’s Garden is a welcoming and traditional scent reminiscent of the holidays. It is the mixture of freshcut boughs, earthy pinecones, hollyberry, and balsam.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil?

With the holidays just around the corner, Christmas Wreath scent is the perfect way to get everyone you know into the holiday season! When you use this scent in candles, it is sure to bring all the excitement of Christmas along with it! It is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. Christmas Wreath also has a 50% maximum usage rate for incense and potpourri. You can also bring the scent of a live Christmas tree to your home by using this nice and strong fragrance in aroma beads!

For bath and body products however, Christmas Wreath has a 5% maximum usage rate. This wonderful fragrance can be used in many common products such as lotions, creams, bath gels, bath oils, and perfumes. It does have a .033% vanillin content however, meaning that it may possibly discolor your soaps and bath and body products. So just make sure to test it thoroughly before making your finished product. For all the CP soapers out there, this fragrance is awesome for all of your holiday creations! Our CP findings are: the scent holds very well, there is no discoloration and just slight acceleration!

 

Christmas Wreath fragrance oil is definitely one of the many scents that you want to have filling your house during the holiday season. It is sure to bring holiday cheer to anyone who comes through your door! But hold on there folks, because it gets even better! Here at Nature’s Garden we have many free recipes and classes, and our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters just happen to be made with our Christmas Wreath fragrance! If you just type, “christmas wreath” into the search bar on our site, it will take you right to a page that offers both our Christmas Wreath scent and our fire starters recipe! But, if you click on the fragrance, our free fire starters recipe is also available there as well. On the top of the Christmas Wreath fragrance picture is a little green link that says “Recipe.” Click on that and it will show you the name and picture of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters. That is a direct link to the free recipe! Enjoy this fragrance and let it fill your house with the holiday spirit! And make sure to keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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