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Sep
21

Payment by Credit Card

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        Hey everyone, have you figured out all of the updates and changes on our new site yet? We hope so! We’ve tried to make everything as easy as possible for you! We apologize for any problems or hiccups you may have experienced so far, please just be patient with us. We’re doing our best to get everything ironed out as soon as possible! One difference between the old site and the new is the way we have your check out credit card payment set up. We understand that many customers were confused by the way we had it set up on our old site. I’m here to explain how it works on the new site!

  • Make sure you are logged into your account. When you are ready to checkout, make sure to hit the green Checkout button in the top right corner next to the shopping bag.
  • That will take you to our Shipping and Handling page. Please make sure to fill out everything that is required! Every required line is marked by an asterisk. (*)

Shipping and Handling page

  • There is a little option at the bottom of the Shipping and Handling page that says “Use this address for billing.” That box is automatically checked on our site. If you need to be billed at a separate address from the one your order is shipped to, please just unclick the box.

box to change billing address

  • When you are finished filling out all of the Shipping and Handling information, click the orange CONTINUE TO PAYMENT button.
  • That will take you to our Payment Method page. If you unclicked the box for your bill to be sent to your shipping address, please fill out your billing address on this page. Make sure to fill out all asterisked lines! If you did not unclick that box and you billing address is the same as your shipping, all of your information will still be on this page.
  • If you are making your payment by credit card, we understand that this is where some of our customers were confused on the old site. On the new site, there is a gray credit card directly above the billing address information that says Your Bank. There is a lighter gray box right on that card that says “Type card number.” Please just click on that box and then type your credit card number into it.

Payment Method page

  • After you have filled all of your information out on out Payment Method page, click the orange box at the bottom of the page that says CONTINUE TO PLACE ORDER. Now that your order is placed, you will get an order number.  You will also receive an order confirmation via the email address you have provided.

We are sure this credit card payment plan will be a lot less confusing than the one on the old site! We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you! Are you doing your happy dance at how easy it is? We’re all sure doing ours! Please let us know if you experience any problems or have any questions! And make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
20

Fragrance by Category

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fragrance bottlesFragrance by Category

      For all you crafters out there, how many different fragrance oils have you tried? Too many to count? Do you tend to choose a new one for every project you do? Or do you like to stick with the same few fragrances? Have you thought about expanding your horizons and trying new ones but were overwhelmed by the amount we offer? Don’t worry, we may have over 800 fragrance oils, but we have categorized them in many different ways to make it easy as possible for you to choose! Let me help you figure it all out!

If you are a returning customer, you may remember that on our old website we had an option on the homepage titled Fragrance by Category. The redesign of the new site may have you worried that we will not have an option like that anymore to categorize our many fragrance oils. Have no fear! Not only do we have Fragrance by Category, we have even more options that help to categorize them! On the top of the homepage, you will see a section easily titled Fragrance Oils. Simply place your mouse over that tab, that will show you a drop box for all of our options on our site specific to fragrances. In the middle column of the drop box, you will see one category labeled “Fragrance by Category”. If you click on that, it will take you to our Fragrance by Type page. We have sorted our fragrances into many different categories like Bakery Scents and Spring and Summer Scents. If you’re looking for a certain fragrance like Madam President for example, just click on Political Scents!

fragrance oils drop box on NG site

fragrances by type page on NG site

The Fragrance by Category link is not the only way we have to get to the categories we offer though! In the drop box, do you see the cute little picture underneath Fragrance by Category? The little fragrance bottles with the oranges and coffee? If you click on that picture it will take you right to the Fragrance by Type page too! Also, right below the picture in the drop box, it says FRAGRANCE BY CATEGORY. That link will take you right to Fragrance by Type as well.

At Nature’s Garden we do whatever we can to make our customers happy. We have two brand new categories on the Fragrance by Type page that have been added simply because of customer requests! Please go and check out our Top Candle Scents and our Top CP Soap Scents! Are you still not sure what fragrance to pick from the category you’ve chosen? Or maybe you’re wondering what fragrances in that category other people like the most? At the bottom of the page for that category, we have a section called “Top Sellers For This Category.” We show the four top sellers for each category in those sections.

We value each and every one of our customers and want to make everything as easy for you as possible! We love to hear about all of your successes, and please get in touch with us if you have any problems of questions! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
19

Nature’s Garden Registration

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natures gardenNature’s Garden Registration

I know you’ve all seen our beautiful new website by now with all its awesome improvements! Isn’t it just amazing? Yeah, I knew you thought so. Since we just launched, it goes without saying that we’ll have a few glitches and hiccups here and there. We sincerely apologize for them, just stick with us while we figure it all out! Here at Nature’s Garden we’re here to support you! Any little problem you may come across with the new site, please just let us know! We’ll do whatever we can to help! You, our customers are the most important thing to us, we want to make your experience here unforgettable! Are you having trouble registering? Don’t worry, I’m here to explain it all for you!

To our new customers, welcome to the Nature’s Garden family! We are thrilled to have you! If you’re having trouble figuring out our Nature’s Garden registration, it’s actually as easy as pie! Here are the directions:

  • On our home page, on the top right corner of the screen, underneath our little shopping bag, it says REGISTER TO EARN REWARD POINTS. Click on it.
  •  That will take you right to our registration page.
  • As it says at the top of the page, all fields are required. So please make sure to fill every line out or you will not be able to register with us!
  • All that we need is your first and last name and your email. Underneath that it asks you for a password. (Your password is unique to you and you alone and will be the password you use to log in for future shopping trips!)
  •  After you fill all of that out, all you have to do is hit the REGISTER button! And boom, you’re done! We’ve made it as easy as we can for you, you don’t even have to confirm in an email!
  •  To log out of your account, underneath that little shopping bag in the top right corner is the log out button.
  • When you are signing in on your next visit, click on SIGN IN below the shopping bag.

registration box

 

registration page

 

To our returning customers, there will be one difference between the log in on the old site and the new however. On the old site, you logged in using a username with your password.

  • If you have any problems accessing your account on the new site, feel free to setup a new account and you can then email us with the email address and name for the new account. We will then be able to put any reward points you may have had  into your new account!
  • On the new site, you will log in using your email that is linked to your Nature’s Garden account. Make sure to use the same password as the old site.  If you cannot remember your password, simply click the forgot password link.  We will then ask for your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.
  • if you are experiencing problems with your account, please email us at info@naturesgardencandles.com. We will do our best to fix your problems as soon as possible!

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All of our whole sale products are available to everyone! You do not have to be a business to order from us! We truly appreciate each and every one of our customers and want to make sure you succeed! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have and look out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
17

Soap Making Made Easy

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soapsSoap Making Made Easy

 

        Hey you! Do you like soaps? Oh, you do? Well then you are in the right place! Let me take it a step further. Have you ever made your own soap? You haven’t?! Then what in the world are you waiting for?! I’m telling you, making your own soap will be one of the coolest things you’ve ever done. Forget about all that store bought soap. Stay with me, and I will teach you soap making made easy! Or even if you don’t want to make soap for yourself, you can learn to make it for others! It can be a great birthday gift, Christmas gift….you get the picture. The best gifts are always the ones that come from the heart and something that you actually made for your loved one is always the best.

Here at Nature’s Garden, we have everything you will need to start your soap making. On the homepage of our site, on the top left, you will see a section called Soap Supplies. If you look at all the options under Soap Supplies, we have everything from Discount Soap Supplies to Soap Making Safety Gear. If you’re new to the site and to soap making, click on any of the options to explore all of our awesome soap making products. Can I make a suggestion though? If this is your first time trying soap making, check out our Melt and Pour Soap kit! Soap Making Kits is one of the options under Soap Supplies, and it will take you directly to the Melt and Pour kit. The kit will include everything you need to get started creating your soaps! It is great for someone just starting out, not only does it come with everything you need, it also includes complete how-to instructions!

soap drop box

If you want to be more adventurous though, we also sell all of our products separately. Buying everything separately gives you the chance to explore more of our website and choose whatever fragrances you would like as well. We have over 800, so it is certain that we will have something that you will love! Also be sure to check out our fun and friendly soap recipes!

Now that you’ve chosen your products, I’m sure you’re wondering how to actually get started! That is why Nature’s Garden is so awesome, we only sell ingredients so that you can succeed at your creations or business! We offer classes on our website to teach you how to make your soaps. On the left side of our home site, you will see a section titled Free Classes and Recipes. In the Free Classes and Recipes section, you will see a Soap Making Classes option. We offer everything from The History of Soap Making to Making Your Own Soap Recipe.

free classes and recipes

Once you’ve experimented and finished your soaps, let us know how they turned out! We would love to hear from you, we love when we get feedback! Your soaping creations are sure to be a great gift for your loved ones, or awesome for yourself! It will definitely be a new treat for you to enjoy! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden! We are here to help you succeed! Have fun with your soaping experience and keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
06

Autumn Wreath Scent

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autumn wreathAutumn Wreath Fragrance Oil-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Autumn Wreath is a homey and cheerful scent with many reminders of the fall season. If you ever just played outside in a pile of leaves for hours, or maybe just loved to watch the leaves change then this scent is definitely for you! It will bring a smile to your face with the reminder of the beautiful browns, reds, and yellows of fall, and the hint of cinnamon will surely bring back childhood memories of an apple pie baking in the oven. Our Autumn Wreath scent sure to bring a comforting feeling to your home that your friends, family, and customers just will not be able to resist.

What does Autumn Wreath Scent Smell Like?

Nature’s Garden Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil is a cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and clove.

How Do Our Customers Use Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil?

For our customers who want a scent that brings all the comforts of fall into their homes, then Autumn Wreath is definitely a top of the line pick for you. This scent is perfect for joy wax and wow wax, and is also nice and strong in soy wax if you are a candle maker. Autumn Wreath is also used as an air freshener with aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Autumn Wreath scent has a maximum use rate of 5%. This comforting fragrance can used to make bath oils and gels, perfumes, lotions, and cold process soaps. And for all of our soapers out there, here are our CP findings: Add fragrance at light trace, no ricing, no discoloration, finished product smells nice and strong.

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Sep
04

Enlightened by Layla

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DSC_0083Hello everyone!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Layla. Writing about myself is such a hard “assignment.” But here goes! I am 21 years old, love to travel, and have absolutely no clue what I want to do when I “grow up.” But really, who does? But I absolutely love working for Nature’s Garden. I am stoked to begin “Enlightened by Layla” and get to share my experiences here at Nature’s Garden with you! I love to be creative and make new crafts, and am excited for all of you to make these creations with me.

I graduated high school in 2010 and went on to attend college for interior design for one year. I love to have fun, especially when I get the chance to create new and exciting things like our products!

I try my best to always look at life with a positive attitude. Positivity is definitely my key to overcoming obstacles. I absolutely love inspirational quotes. One of my all-time favorites: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” –Marilyn Monroe

Two of my favorite things to do are reading and shopping. Whenever I have down time, I love to cram my nose into a good book. Especially a good romance with a bit of mystery involved. I have a clothing and jewelry obsession, I just can’t seem to help myself. But really, what girl can? Vintage and thrift store finds are my absolute favorite. Bargain shopping is awesome, one of the projects on my to-do list is learning to become an extreme couponer. I mean come on! Who doesn’t love to save money? And couponing can save you lots and lots of it!

When I finally take the time to learn the couponing skill, I plan to do shopping trips not only for myself, but also for others. I love to help others and have participated in foundations such as Family Promise and Salvation Army. These two organizations and also the Ronald McDonald House foundation are extremely close to my heart. I believe that whenever you have the chance to give forward, take it! What goes around, comes around!

I have worked as a waitress in the past, and that experience has taught me that each day is different and you never know what is going to happen! I love people and am very easy to talk to and get along with! So don’t be afraid to ask me questions about Nature’s Garden and our creations!

Some of my favorite movies are My Life in Ruins, Grease, The Blind Side, Remember the Titans, Pitch Perfect, and almost anything Disney. I’m a sucker for musicals and romance! I love all kinds of music as well, at the moment I have been listening non-stop to Timeflies Tuesday.

I have been to many places around the world, from France to the United Arab Emirates. I spent time in France on foreign exchanges, and have also been to Germany, Holland, and Spain. Like I said, I love to travel!

I hope this helped you to get know me, I would love to get to know each and every one of you! You are all very important to us! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any thoughts or questions you have about our products here at Nature’s Garden! Have a marvelous day and enjoy Enlightened by Layla!

Sep
03

Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly

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halloween-scrubPumpkin Puke Soap Jelly

 

Getting ready for Halloween? Need a fun way to bring the fall season into your home? Try our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly! This soap jelly was created with the thoughts of jack-o-lanterns and the smells of pumpkin pie. This Nature’s Garden creation will definitely bring back all kinds of fall memories for you with its tantalizing pumpkin scent. Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly is a great reminder of the traits of the fall season; the tempting smell of a pumpkin pie in the oven, or carving your first pumpkin. Pumpkin Puke will also bring back fond memories of your first trip to a pumpkin patch to pick out your first pumpkin for Halloween and the scents of delicious pumpkin rolls. This will definitely be another Halloween favorite that you will want to make again and again!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

100 grams of SLS Glycerin FREE Melt and Pour Soap

153 grams of warm distilled water

4 grams of Optiphen

12 grams of Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil

12 drops of Yellow Da Bomb FD&C Soap

3 drops of Red Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

8 oz Clear Bullet Bottle

One 24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8oz Clear PET Jars

Black Dome Lid 70/400

One thermometer

Rubbing Alcohol

Black Foam with Sticky Backing

Directions:

  1. Weigh out and melt down 100 grams of the SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds. If your soap is not completely melted, you can put it back in for another 15 seconds. Then measure out and add in 153 grams of warm distilled water.
  2. Next, you will add 12 drops of Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye and 3 drops of Red Da Bomb Soap Dye.
  3. Using your thermometer, make sure that your mixture is between 120 and 140 degrees. If it is at the correct temperature, add in the 4 grams of Optiphen and then mix it thoroughly.
  4. After the Optiphen is added to your mixture, carefully add in 12 grams of our Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil.
  5. Using a clean spoon or utensil, mix thoroughly until you have achieved a bright orange color.
  6. Next, spray your puke with rubbing alcohol. This will get rid of any air bubbles that have occurred.
  7. Let your puke cool for a few hours in the refrigerator to set up, or you can just leave it out overnight, until it has become a gooey, almost jelly-like texture.
  8. If you would like to have even more fun, use your foam to make a jack-o-lantern face or add another spooky decoration to your jar to bring even more Halloween spirit to your project!
  9. Your soap jelly is now ready for you to use! Have a relaxing time with your new pal!

 

We hope you enjoyed making our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly! The smells of a hot delicious pumpkin roll will surely get you excited for the upcoming fall season and the frights of Halloween! It is sure to be a fun project for the kids or a spooky reminder of Halloweens past! Are you ready for some more fragrance fun? Visit our free recipe box for many more fun and creative ideas!

Aug
29

Monster Snot Soap Jelly

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slide9Monster Snot Soap Jelly

 

Fall is fast approaching, and you know what that means! Halloween is right around the corner! With the thought of ghouls and goblins on our brains, we have created the Monster Snot Soap Jelly. Monster Snot Soap Jelly holds true to its’ name with its’ tart green apple scent. It is a Nature’s Garden creation that will bring back all of your childhood memories of fall time and Halloween with candy and costumes as well as your first taste of a tart ripe apple. It is also a fun reminder of your first experience of bobbing for apples or your first taste of some hot apple cider. Monster Snot Soap Jelly is sure to be a Halloween favorite that you will want to make over and over again for years to come.

 

 

Ingredients:

69 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

187 grams of warm distilled water

4 grams of Optiphen

12 grams of Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil

Blue Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

Yellow Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

8oz Clear Bullet Bottle

One 24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8oz Clear PET Jars

Black Dome Lid 70/400

One thermometer

Rubbing Alcohol

Googly Eyes

 

Directions:

  1. Weigh out and melt down 69 grams of the SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap in a clean bowl in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds. If it is not completely melted, you can put it back in for another 15 seconds. Then measure out and add in 187 grams of warm distilled water. slide1 (1)
  2. Then, add 4 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye and then 2 drops of blue Da Bomb Soap Dye. slide2 (1)
  3. Using a thermometer, make sure that the mixture is between 120 to 140 degrees. If it is at the correct temperature, add in the 4 grams of Optiphen and then mix thoroughly. slide4
  4. After the Optiphen is mixed in, carefully add 12 grams of our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. slide6
  5. With a clean spoon or utensil, mix it all together. slide7
  6. After you have achieved your snot color, spray it with the rubbing alcohol. This will get rid of all of the air bubbles.
  7. Let the mixture set up for a few hours in the refrigerator to cool or it can just sit out overnight, until it is a gooey, almost jelly-like texture.
  8. This step is completely optional and just for pure fun. Now that your Snot is finished, add googly eyes or some kind of Halloween decoration to the outside of your jar like we did to make it look like a monster! slide8

 

9. Your Soap Jelly is now ready to use! Have fun with your scary new friend!

We hope you have enjoyed making our awesome Monster Snot Soap Jelly! The smell of the tart apples will surely remind you of your own candy filled memories. It is sure to be a fun project for your kids or even a great Halloween feature to add to your own house of haunts for the season! Are you ready for some more fragrance fun?  Visit our free recipe box for many more awesome ideas!

 

Aug
26

Absinthe Scent

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Absinthe Scent

Absinthe Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlightabsinthe

Absinthe scent is a strong spicy scent that our customers have called both dark and hypnotic. Many of our clients have had huge success with absinthe being one of their bestselling fragrances. So if you are looking for that must have fall fragrance, look no further. Absinthe scent will have your customers coming back for more.

What does Absinthe Scent Smell Like?

Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of just the right combination of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

How Do Our Customers Use Absinthe Fragrance Oil?

For those who are candle crafters and room scenters; this Absinthe fragrance is used in soy, soy blends, Pillar of Bliss, Joy, and tart waxes. This dark scent is extremely strong and has excellent hot and cold scent throw. Natures Garden’s Absinthe fragrance oil also works well for air fresheners, whether it is aroma beads, room sprays, or oil burners.

For the bath and body end of products, our absinthe scent has a usage rate of 5%. This dark fragrance is used to make a variety of personal care items like: lotions, melt and pour soaps, perfumes, and body wash. And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, our customers love this spicy scent. Here are our CP findings: Moderate ricing, trace acceleration, cinnamon may have caused ricing and acceleration. Cinnamon pops after adding soap. No discoloration