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Jan
14

Juniper Berry Benefits


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Juniper Berry BenefitsJuniper Berry Benefits

There are many different ways to gain Juniper Berry benefits for your body. First, you can include these berries in your food to create some delicious and unique recipes. This may help provide your body with various nutrients and beneficial properties. Also, you could create bath and body recipes that integrate these properties to benefit the body. Plus, these Juniper Berries whole can be used to decorate various Natures Garden recipes. So, this herb is useful to both decorate your creations and provide beneficial properties for these recipes.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Growing ConditionsJuniper Berry Benefits: Growing Conditions

Juniper Berry plants are most common in the Northern Hemisphere and they come in a few different varieties. You can tell these varieties apart by their heights, as they are either one and a half feet tall, four feet tall, six feet tall, or twenty-five feet tall. So, these plants can vary from the sizes of small shrubs to large trees. Since they are similar to conifers, they have needles or scales that are useful for helping the plant survive droughts. But, this means that the Juniper plant can’t handle being over watered. If they have wet soil that doesn’t drain well, they will suffer. So, you should never need to water your plant unless there have been severe drought conditions. Although Junipers prefer acidic soil, they can grow in a variety of soil types. Also, they will prefer to be exposed to full sun.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Harvesting Your Juniper Berries

First, make sure that you do in fact have an edible variety of juniper before you begin your harvest. The most common edible variety of juniper is Juniperus communis, but there are many varieties out there that are poisonous or bitter tasting. After you are sure you have the correct tree, you will want to pick the soft berries that are a blue/black color. Make sure that you don’t pick unripe berries as they won’t dry properly. Then, you can dry your berries by allowing them to set inside at room temperature for approximately three weeks. Once the berries are dried you will need to remove any berries that are brown or have viable entrance holes. These berries will have bugs living inside them. Lastly, you can either use your berries immediately or store them in an airtight jar for up to a year.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Caution for Anyone that has Apple Trees

You may want to hold off on planting a juniper berry tree/shrub if you have an apple tree. There is a fungus that can infect your apple tree called cedar-apple rust. It will begin growing on the juniper trees or shrubs first. Then, the fungus can make its way to any of the apple trees nearby. So, you would be putting your apple trees at risk by planting juniper nearby. However, anyone without apple trees won’t have to worry about this disease transfer.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Industry Uses

You can find many different ways to use juniper berries in a variety of products. First, you can use this herb to spice up your meals or to flavor gin. Also, you can create a tonic or tea to benefit from some of the medicinal properties of juniper. Further, you can use this botanical herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes. So, let’s look into the benefits that you can gain from adding this herb to your products.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses for Juniper BerriesJuniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses

In ancient medicine, Juniper Berries were used to treat all kinds of illnesses. Plus, many different cultures developed ideas of how they could use this herb in their medical practices. This lovely herb was considered to be able to purify blood and was thought to boost stamina for the Greeks. Also, ancient Egyptians used Juniper to embalm their dead. Then, Juniper was made into a tonic that became popular by Europeans in the 17th century. While this was originally created as a diuretic, this juniper tonic quickly became known as gin.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses for Juniper Berries

Today, there are many medicinal uses for juniper berries. Primarily, this herb continues to be used as a diuretic. These berries can be used to get your kidneys to work more efficiently, which will stimulate your urinary passages. While this can be useful for helping reduce renal insufficiency, weakness of the bladder, or weakness of the urethra, it is dangerous for a kidney infection. So, you should ask a doctor before using this herb if you have any urinary tract issues.

Plus, the antimicrobial and antifungal properties in this herb have been found to be useful against certain infections. For example, studies have shown that this herb can be used to fight the bacteria that cause illnesses like E. coli, pneumonia, gonorrhea, Staphylococcus aureus, and more! Further, this herb’s antiseptic properties are useful for treating scrapes and cuts to prevent infection. Also, this herb is a carminative agent that has been known to help move gas through the body. Further, it is thought to prevent more gas from being produced while it is in your system. So, this herbal property can be used to reduce indigestion, chest pain, and stomach aches. Furthermore, Juniper can be used to prevent stomach ulcers and get the stomach back on track. This is due to the herb promoting stomach bile secretion, which protects the inner lining of the stomach. 

Also, this herb can be used to reduce symptoms of joint pain, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Juniper can help with these conditions as this herb improves blood circulation and helps remove toxins from the body. These toxins are flushed out using excess sweating, which will help clear your pores, too. Further, there are properties in this cosmetic herb that help to reduce swelling. Also, this herb is useful for reducing muscle cramps and spasms.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Food and BeveragesJuniper Berry Benefits: Food and Beverages

In areas of Northern Europe, like  Scandinavia, Germany, or some regions of France, Juniper is commonly used as a spice for cooking. It is most popular to use Juniper to spice up meaty dishes, like chicken or beef. Just make sure not to overcook the herb, as it can draw out an unpleasant, bitter flavor. Instead, you may want to try toasting them. However, Americans are more likely to have added juniper in their gin than their meals. In fact, gin was named after Juniper in the Dutch language. The taste of juniper is uniquely refreshing and tangy with notes of pine and citrus. Anyone that wants to add more juniper into their diet should check out 16 Recipes That Make the Most of Juniper Berries by Brit + Co.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsJuniper Berry Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Also, you can add this herb to various cosmetic recipes to provide the body with a variety of benefits. Of course, you can add these berries whole to your recipe. However, this is not the only way to use this herb. You can create an herbal tea with this cosmetic supply to add to your recipes, as well. Further, you can infuse your oils with the properties of dried Juniper Berries. So, there are many different ways that you can add some juniper berries to your products.

First, antibacterial and antiseptic properties have been found in Juniper. These properties can be useful for treating minor cuts and scrapes, as this herb will protect the body from infection. Also, the known astringent and detoxifying properties are useful for helping to control sebum production and balance oily skin. This is perfect for helping to prevent clogged pores or breakouts. Plus, these properties can be beneficial for improving skin tone and help to shrink your pore size. So, this is another way that Juniper can be used to help reduce the production of sebum. Not only is this property great for balancing the sebum production of oily skin, but it can be useful for preventing acne breakouts.

Plus, this herb is helpful for reducing blemishes, rashes, and eczema. Also, this herb will help bring more blood to the skin. This will help nourish skin cells and promote healthy growth. Also, the antioxidants in this herb can be used to fight oxidation damage, which can leave the skin looking aged. So, adding this herb to your skin care will help prevent signs of premature aging.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesJuniper Berry Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We at Natures Garden have incorporated the Juniper Berries herb wholesale into a variety of homemade recipes. First, we Incorporated this herb and a few others into our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. This blend of herbs creates an authentic aroma in the wax tart recipe. Also, we included this botanical herb in our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe. While this product is different from a candle, the herb provided a nice scent. Plus, the Juniper added to the wreath appearance. Additionally, we included this herb into the Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe. The Juniper berries were useful in the bath tea as their natural menthol content, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. Further, we used juniper berries in our Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe to provide a decorative topping. Plus, it can be used with the poppy seed herb to help exfoliate the body.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Other BenefitsJuniper Berry Benefits: Other Benefits

Some people have found that this herb can be useful for disinfecting the air. Since this herb has antimicrobial properties, it is thought that Juniper can be used to purify the air. So, it could be beneficial to include this herb with your natural candle making supplies. You can either add this herb whole to your homemade wax melt recipes or allow this herb to soak using bath tea bags in your melting candle wax. This will allow you to create a candle that includes this aroma without the risk of adding whole herbs, which have a potential to catch on fire.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Attracting Birds to Your Home

If you enjoy bird watching, then you may want to consider using plants to attract birds to your home. This way you can enjoy all kinds of beautiful birds without having to leave the comfort of home. One great plant that you can use is Juniper! This plant will attract a variety of birds that like to eat the juniper berries. According to a birdwatcher, who with a juniper berry bush, the bird types that seem to frequent these bushes were cedar waxwings, bark creepers, blackbirds, grackles, robins, sparrows, and many others. He loved to watch them from his windows as they were feasting on the berries. While Juniper attracts birds, it isn’t the only plant you can use to attract birds to your area. You can find a list of different plants you can use on Birdscaping: Creating Your Landscape to Attract Birds from the Ohio Landscape Association.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsJuniper Berry Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you learned something new about the Juniper Berries herb. If you have any more questions about this herb or any others, then feel free to ask us your questions. We are available in the store, on our HUG line, and online. An easy way to reach us online is our social media. We have a Facebook page and you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter and Instagram. Good luck and hope to hear from you soon!

Juniper Berry Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our Juniper Berries Whole herb for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
02

Craft Ideas for Fall


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Craft Ideas for FallCraft Ideas for Fall

Crafts are fun to create and perfect for creating unique, seasonal decorations. It is a great hobby where you can use your finished products throughout your home. We at Natures Garden would like to share some of our own craft ideas for Fall that are sure to be a hit! Some of these crafts are perfect for decorating during the autumn season. But, all of these crafts are useful and smell fantastic. Whether you are interested in body products or room scents, we have the perfect fall crafts that you can create yourself!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, we have the delightful Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is a perfect fall craft idea! This amazing recipe uses real pumpkin puree and the delicious Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil. This scent will put you in the mood for the holidays with top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; with base notes of warm vanilla. Overall, this soap recipe is perfect for the Thanksgiving season!

Craft Ideas for Fall Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Also, the Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe is a perfect addition to your list of fall season crafts. This craft recipe uses scented granulated candle wax to create a perfect diy scoopable wax! Plus, the wax leaves are perfect for the fall season, as this recipe looks like freshly fallen leaves. So, there is barely any melted wax. In fact, after the leaves are created there is no need for melting the wax. Further, the aroma of this craft is the Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil, which smells just like the smell of crisp leaves under foot and fresh pine.

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have the moisturizing and simple Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This layered scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of spices and herbs with skin loving butters and oils. Together with the scent of the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil this sugar scrub is perfect! This finished scrub will exfoliate your dead skin and nourish the rest. So, your skin will be left soft and healthy. Plus, you will be left with the aroma of delicious notes of pumpkin and fresh walnuts.

Craft Ideas for Fall Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, check out an easy homemade soap recipe! The Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a recipe that looks super cute and smells fantastic! This melt and pour soap recipe was created to look just like a cinnamon bun with the swirls, icing, and everything! Furthermore, you will love the scent of the Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil! This delicious fragrance oil smells just like the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon bun rolls with flowing streams of cream cheese frosting. Truly, this recipe smells absolutely scrumptious!

Craft Ideas for Fall Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe

If you are looking for some diy fall crafts, then try out the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe! This bath product recipe is a lovely whipped soap recipe that uses a delicious fragrance oil, which is the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the delicious aroma of sweet potatoes and brown sugar that is drizzled with the perfect amount of honey. Also, you can create this easy craft recipe with just a few ingredients. All you need is the soap base, fragrance oil, brown sugar, and some soap colorant! 

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

Another one of our creative arts and crafts ideas for adults is the Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe! You will love our diy wax melts without beeswax. These are perfect for using in your wax melt warmers and is a perfect alternative to candles. You can achieve the same great room scenting with lighting a wick. Both are wonderful, but many people strongly prefer one or the other.  So, we home wax melt lovers enjoy the Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil in these cute little tarts!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Those looking for the perfect fall Halloween craft ideas are going to love the Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe! This recipe is a simple and festive idea that you are going to really like. This recipe uses melt and pour soap and water to create a sort of slime. Further, we included the Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil and soap colorant to create a slime that is more pumpkin themed. Further, there is a Preservative added to make this fun soap last longer! So, get clean and have some fun with this easy slime recipe!

Craft Ideas for Fall Berry Bewitching Bath Brew RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

Also, you can easily make the creative Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe! This recipe uses a bath melt base that is full of ingredients that love your skin. Plus, this portion of the bath recipe contains the lovely Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil. So, your bath will have the aroma of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk. Further, the tea bag is full of herbs that will create a wonderful bath tea! Finally, the bat is a small melt and pour soap. Overall, this homemade bath product is complex and perfect for the bath!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe

Next, you can make the Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe! These diy scented wax melts are perfect for scenting your home this autumn! The aroma is of our Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil, which is the aroma of an amazing dessert. This fragrance is the aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. So, this scrumptious homemade wax melts would be perfect for scenting your home this fall!

Craft Ideas for Fall Spider Venom Soap Jelly RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, you can create another fun soap based slime with the Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe! There is no glue, no baking soda, and no salt involved. Mainly, this recipe is water and soap base. So, it is not very complicated to clean and very clean with the incorporation of real soap. Plus, this recipe smells like strong, sweet and sour grapes, thanks to the Grape Fragrance Oil! You will love this hand soap slime recipe!

Craft Ideas for Fall Dracula's Dentures RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

The Dracula’s Dentures Recipe is another fun craft that would be perfect for Halloween! This melt and pour soap recipe includes an embed of vampire fangs. This is set into blue soap that makes it look as though these are Dracula’s teeth in a cup! Plus, this silly and fun Halloween craft is scented with the alluring scent of our Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil, which is  filled with fruits of nectar and exotic florals blended with sweet vanilla and honey for an evening filled with romance.

Craft Ideas for Fall Brown Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe uses various ingredients that care for the skin and will rejuvenate you. The oils and cosmetic herb powder added are all wonderful for softening the skin. Plus, the Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil will moisturize your skin perfectly. Further, the brown sugar makes a great exfoliant and pairs perfectly with the Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance perfectly fits this scrub with an aroma of fresh figs, peaches, and passion fruit; followed by middle notes of coconut milk, vanilla orchid, jasmine, muguet, and freesia; well-balanced with base notes of vanilla beans, caramel, maple sugar, fig leaves, and musk.

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can create a bath recipe that is both a whipped soap and a body scrub. Our Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe uses the Whipped Soap Base perfectly to create an amazing autumn bath product. This recipe is simple to mix together but feels wonderful on the skin. Plus, this cleansing scrub smells delicious! The Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil possesses the aroma of creamy vanilla custard, fresh pumpkin and apple, hints of cinnamon and clove, with subtle base notes of cedar and musk. So, this body product smells just like a pumpkin pie mixed with eggnog! It’s absolutely scrumptious!

Craft Ideas for Fall Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the unique Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe! This recipe creates a perfect melt and pour soap recipe for fall. These soaps use small leaf mold that is used to perfectly resemble the changing colors of autumn leaves! Plus the bars are scented with our Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil, which has an aroma that is true and fresh!   You won’t believe how true to life this smell is, it smells just like real fall leaves!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

Another wonderful autumn craft that you can create is the Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe. This homemade candle recipe was designed to look just like a pumpkin pie! So, you have a crust layer, a filling layer, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. Plus, this candle is scented with Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil! This means that this pumpkin pie candle smells like sweet cream pumpkin, complimented with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; rounded out with buttery vanilla notes. Truly, this is a scrumptious candle scent!

Craft Ideas for Fall Candle Wax Tarts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Candle Wax Tarts Recipe

Also, we have an easy idea for scenting your home this fall. You can use our simple Candle Wax Tarts Recipe to create your own wax warmer melts that smell amazing. This wax tart recipe is as simple as it gets, but it uses the scrumptious Apple Cinnamon -ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil! This scent will fill your home with a wonderful blend of apples and cinnamon without an overkill of bakery base notes. The aroma is of a scent of red juicy McIntosh apples that are sprinkled with fresh ground cinnamon spice. If this sounds like the perfect aroma for scenting your home, then this is the recipe is the best one for you!

Craft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe is a great recipe for this upcoming season! This recipe for making soap from scratch creates soap that is nourishing and gorgeous. The oils and butters in this recipe will take care of your skin with the added help of real carrots. Plus, this soap includes the aroma of our Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil! This scent leaves the aroma of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting. This soap is deliciously scented and perfect for skin care!

Craft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

Next, you can create some super cute cupcake soaps with our Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe! This recipe can either create 2 large cupcakes or 10 small cupcakes, it all depends on what you decide that you would like to have. Plus, these soaps are scented with our delicious  Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has the aroma of juicy bursts of citrus that is spiced with clove, carrot, nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaf with a touch of comforting vanilla extract. It is the perfect aroma for a carrot cupcake soap!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pinecone Firestarters RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pinecone Firestarters Recipe

Finally, we have the Pinecone Firestarters Recipe. This homemade craft is perfect for helping start a fire in the fireplace. Not only is this craft perfect for starting a fire when you need it, these pine cones are scented with the lovely Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil. So, your house will have the aroma of our rendition of the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance. This scent is the sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It is the perfect aroma for fall and will smell amazing in your home!

Nov
07

Homemade Fire Starters


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homemade fire startersHomemade Fire Starters

Hello everyone! For all the crafters out there, are you always looking for a new and exciting project to try? Maybe you’re looking for a way to stay warm and happy now that the weather is getting colder? Or maybe you’re just searching for a new product to show off to your customers that will keep them coming back for more? Well, here is a brand new recipe we have come up with for our Homemade Fire Starters. This awesome recipe is guaranteed to be one that you and all of your friends, family, and customers are sure to enjoy and love! They will definitely be a wonderful and adorable way to bring some heat to this cold winter season!

 

Ingredients: (This recipe should make six fire starters.)

1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

109 grams of Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil

Cut and Sifted White Willow Bark

Cut and Sifted Sage Leaves

Basic Circle Mold Market Molds

Whole Star Anise Seeds

CD Candle Wicks (You can also use any leftover wicks you may have from previous projects.)

Sawdust (We are under a little bit of construction right now, so we got to use our construction guys’ leftover sawdust for this recipe!)

 

Directions:

First, make sure to weigh out your 1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax and then melt the wax down in a double boiler. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can sprinkle your sawdust, sage, and white willow bark into the molds.  Once the wax reaches 180 degrees, add 109 grams of Cedar Wood fragrance oil.  Stir well.

homemade fire starters

Then, pour the wax into the molds and then let it sit for a little bit.  After the wax has set up for a little while, but is still soft, you can go ahead and put your wicks into your fire starters.

homemade fire starters

While your fire starters are still soft, go ahead and put your whole Star Anise Seeds on top until you are satisfied with the amount. Then let them sit until they are fully set up and hardened. Once your fire starters are fully hardened, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Now your Homemade Fire Starters are ready for you and everyone you know to enjoy!

homemade fire starters

These Homemade Fire Starters are a great way to bring some warmth to the days as it grows colder. They are sure to remind you of all of the lovely and peaceful bonfires you have gone to in the past, and are sure to bring reminders of sitting in front of the fireplace with your loved ones. We also love to recycle here at Nature’s Garden and using our sawdust from our construction crew was a great way to be able to do just that! Recycling is one of the number one ways to improve our planet, so we hope that you will use some kind of recycled material for this recipe as well! We love to see your end products! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
06

Scented Fire Starters


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making scented fire startersScented Fire Starters

Hello everyone! It’s getting to be that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner! For all you crafters out there, are you in need of some new and exciting projects to try? Maybe a cool new gift to give to all your loved ones this year? Or maybe just a new product to impress your customers with? Well, we have the perfect recipe for you! I would like to introduce our new Christmas Wreath Fire Starters recipe! These scented fire starters are perfect for any one of your friends and family or your customers! They are an easy sure fire way to bring the spirit of Christmas to everyone you know! This awesome recipe is one that you should make sure to get your hands on as soon as possible!

 

Ingredients:

1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

109 grams of Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Cut and Sifted Nettle Leaves

Whole Juniper Berries

Cupcake Mold Market Molds

CD Candle Wicks (You can also use any leftover wicks you may have from previous projects.)

Cupcake Liners (optional)

 

Directions:

First, make sure to weigh out your 1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax. Then melt the wax down in a double boiler. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can put the liners in your mold and sprinkle some of the nettle leaves and juniper berries into your liners.

making scented fire starters

After the wax has melted, carefully pour it into your molds and let it set for a few minutes.

making scented fire starters

When it has begun to set up, but is not fully hardened yet, you can put your wicks into your fire starters. Then while your fire starters are still soft, sprinkle more of the nettle leaf powder around the edge of them in a circle to make your wreath shape. Then carefully put some of the juniper berries around the edge as well. The berries will pull some color into your fire starters. Make sure to push them down firmly into the wax so they do not fall out. Then let them sit until they are fully set up and hardened.

making scented fire starters

After your fire starters are hardened, remove them from the molds and then they are ready to enjoy!

making scented fire starters

These Christmas Wreath scented fire starters are definitely an easy and great way to bring the Christmas spirit to you and your loved ones! All of your friends and family and customers are sure to love them! The adorable little Christmas leaves they resemble will keep everyone coming back for more! The fact that they even smell like a Christmas wreath is sure to be a new holiday delight.  Our Christmas Wreath fire starters are sure to be everyone’s new Christmas favorite! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns! Be sure to watch out for more new and wonderful holiday recipes! But don’t forget to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! And make sure to watch out for even more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Sep
24

Make Pinecone Firestarters


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Melissa’s Weekly Memoir:  This was a question asked by one of our wonderful customers this week…  How do you make firestarters?  Good Question!  Here’s the Answer…

Are you in the mood for a captivating campfire, or maybe just a nice calming evening in front of the fireplace all warm and toasty, and snug as a bug lying on a rug.  Well, get your hot cocoa ready… because this recipe is fabulous; and makes starting a fire super easy.

Starting a fire in your fireplace can sometimes be a little challenging, but starting fires with festive pinecones makes this process way easier. They’re cute, they smell fantastic, and if you are not feeling like a fire, they are an amazing way to scent your home without even being lit.

Instructions

Things You’ll Need

 

1. Gather pinecones from a pine tree. Remove any debris or dirt on them.  Place the pinecones on the cookie sheet.  Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Carefully, slide the cookie sheet into the oven. Turn the oven off after 30 minutes.  Leave the pinecones in the in the oven for the duration of two hours.  This will ensure that they are completely dry.

2. Starting at the bottom end, wrap the wick around the pinecone two or three times.  Try to get the wick as far into the pine cone layers as possible.  Leave 1 to 2 inches of wick at the top of the pinecone.

3. Melt two pounds of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Once the wax hits 195 degrees, add red coloring.  Let the wax temperature drop to 180 degrees.  Add 1 ounce of Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil per pound of melted wax.  Stir gently.

4. Now, you are ready to dip the pinecone.  For the first dip you need to prime the wick.  Holding the end of the wick, immerse the pinecone completely in the wax for 45 seconds.

5.  Place the dipped pinecone on wax paper.  Allow the wax to cool and harden.  Repeat step 4 until the pinecones are completely coated to your satisfaction.

6. Allow the pinecones to dry overnight, then store in airtight containers.

7. You are now ready to set the night a fire.  Do not use these as regular candles!  They are meant to start fires in your fireplace.

Melissa (Natures Garden Customer Service Rep)
www.naturesgardencandles.com