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Nov
02

Scented Play Dough


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Fragrances like Natures Garden’s Reindeer Poo make really amazing scented childrens play dough!

This weekend was a chilly one.  Snow fell in many areas, and although ours did not stick, we did not go unnoticed.  With the weather not really cooperating, my girls and I were trapped in the house all weekend long.  Not fun!

Needless to say, we were already feeling the walls closing in.  We needed something entertaining to do.  Off to google I went to see if there were any projects we could do to pass the time away.

My girls are huge fans of creative things.  They love to color, draw, build castles with their building blocks, and play with craft dough.  So, at least I knew if I could find something that was hands on, we were in there.  I knew that my mom had made craft dough with the girls before and they had a blast.  I only needed to find a recipe.

After quite a few links, I stumbled upon a great recipe of unscented play dough.  Could this play dough be scented?  Yes it can!

This craft dough is pretty basic and can be colored and scented to extend the wow factor.   My girls selected all the fun Christmas scents, and I double checked to make sure that all of the fragrances were body safe.  I also let them choose the colors for the craft dough.

Here are the supplies that are needed:

8 cups flour- I used the All-purpose kind

8 cups warm water

4 cup salt- the regular table kind

1 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup Cream of Tartar

Latex gloves

5 Glass plates

5 gallon sized Ziploc bags

5 Pipettes

Natures Garden Soap Dyes:  Red,
Blue, Yellow, Green

Natures Garden Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance oil

Natures Garden Jack Frost Fragrance oil

Natures Garden Snowman Balls Fragrance oil

Natures Garden Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance oil

Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance oil

 

This recipe is for a really large batch, but I wanted to make sure that both girls had a nice amount of craft dough to play with.

 

First: In a large saucepan, mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, and vegetable oil together.  Stir.  Place the saucepan on the stovetop and cook over low heat.  Stir occasionally.  You are looking for when the craft dough starts to look like mashed potatoes.  The key to when it is finished is when the dough clumps together and you can pull it from the sides of the saucepan.  You do not want the dough to be sticky though.  Keep the low heat on until the dough appears dry.  You are seeking the same texture as store
bought craft dough.

 

Second:  Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside.  You want the craft dough to cool naturally.  It is done when you can touch the dough and it is cool.  While the dough is cooling, wipe down your counter space with warm soapy water.  You want to do this now so that the area is dry for the next step.

 

Third:  Carefully, dump all of the craft dough onto your work space.  Start to knead.  You will knead until the craft dough is smooth.  It will almost have a silky feel to it.

 

Four:  Divide it up.  Since we are making 5 different scents and colors, you will want to separate the dough as evenly as possible
into 5 large balls.  Please note, one of the balls will be uncolored, this will be your cream color.

 

Five:  Once you have all of the balls, using your index finger poke a hole into it.  You are going to use this hole for your soap dye coloring.  One color designated per ball.  I would suggest doing this step one ball at a time.

 

Six:  Put on your latex gloves.  Take one glass plate and place a ball on it.  Carefully, start to knead the ball on the plate.  Keep
kneading until the color is consistent throughout the entire dough portion.  If you need to go bolder on the color, just recreate the ball and hole and start over again.  The tip here is do not be afraid to knead your heart out in this step.  Repeat this step for each color until you have all colors completed.

 

Seven: Once you are happy with your new bright and beautiful dough colors, stick each one individually in a gallon Ziploc bag.  It
is time to get your scent on in the next step.

 

Pause- Here is our scent to color break down we used:

RED- Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance oil

BLUE- Jack Frost Fragrance oil

CREAM (uncolored)- Snowman Balls Fragrance oil

GREEN- Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance oil

YELLOW-Reindeer Poo Fragrance oil

 

Eight: Using one pipette per dough bag, drip 2ml of the fragrance into the Ziploc bag and sealshut.  Knead again, but do it in the
Ziploc bag until all of the fragrance is absorbed.  Repeat for the remaining 4 dough bags.

 

Nine: Get crafty and have some fun!  When you are finished, store left over craft dough in Ziploc bags.

 

This was really a ton of fun to do.  My girls had a blast making it and playing with it. This is something that is fun, easy, and way cheaper than the store bought.

 

Caution:  Because the craft dough is scented with fragrance oil, make sure that any surface that is used with making or playing
with it is safe for fragrance.  Fragrance can ruin wood stained areas.  Scented play dough contains fragrance;  do not allow children to eat the play dough!

 

Fragrance & Fun For Everyone!

Nicole (Manager at Natures Garden)
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Oct
04

How to Make Tea Light Luminaries


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Tea Light Luminaries

These luminaries are both decorative and simple to make. By scenting only the tea light, you can change the scent frequently.  As always, when making and burning candles use caution and common sense. 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients  Needed:

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Joy Wax

Spectrum Liquid Red Candle Dye

– Balloons

Plastic Tea Light Cups

Zinc Core 1 3/4 Inch 44-20-18z

Natures Garden Pineapple Orchid Fragrance Oil

Equipment  Needed:

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

– Metal Spoons

Directions:

Step 1:  You will need to prepare your 5-10 water balloons, depending on how many luminaries you would like to make.

Step 2:  Using the double boiler method, melt approximately two pounds of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Melt the wax to 195 degrees, and add the red candle dye.  Drop melted wax temperature to 180 degrees.

Step 3: Now you are ready to begin coating the balloon with the wax.  You need to dip the balloon several times.  Then, place the balloon on a flat surface.  You will want to do this while the wax is still warm.  This will create a level bottom.  You will need to repeat this process until you get your desired thickness.  Allow the luminaries to harden.

Step 4: While you are waiting, prepare your tea lights. Melt joy wax (using a double-boiler method) to 200F. Add coloring to your specifications. Drop the temperature to 175-170F. Add 1 ounce of fragrance oil per pound of joy wax.  Pour into Plastic Tea Light Cups.

Step 5:  Once your luminaries have hardened, you will need to pop the balloon.  Be sure to remove any pieces that may still be inside.

Step 6:  You may need to even out the tops.  You can use a heat gun for this.  Keep the heat gum about six inches away.  Slowly work your way around the rough edges.   If you direct the heat in the same spot for too long the wax will begin to drip.

Step 7:  Now place tea lights inside your luminaries and enjoy!  Use caution when burning the tea lights.  Luminaries should be placed on a flame retardant plate or surface before burning tea lights.  Always keep an eye on burning candles.

 

 

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

Aug
18

SHOW & TELL THURSDAY!


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Our theme this week is BEVERAGES!

Anything that smells like a beverage or looks like a beverage. You are always welcome to post homemade products that are not theme-related.

Visit our Facebook Page and post photos of your products and any links on the wall tonight at 9:30pm EST.

Aug
14

RECIPE MONDAY!


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It’s Monday! Let’s get the week started with two awesome NEW recipes

Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts

 

 

PUMPKIN DELIGHT CLAMSHELL TARTS

A triple layer of fragrance fun that is super easy to make!

[Download Recipe]

 

 

Monkey Farts Lip Balm

 

 

MONKEY FARTS LIP BALM

With a name like this, who could HELP but try it!!

[Download Recipe]

 

 

Every Monday we’ll post two new recipes in the Recipe Box on our Facebook Fan Page (where over 20,000 friends have joined us!). Check out our pages for tips, testimonials, helpful questions answered and lots more. For more recipe ideas, including candles, soaps, air fresheners, bath & body, and visit our website.

HAPPY MONDAY! Smiles!!

– Deborah

Aug
08

RECIPE MONDAY!


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It’s Monday! That means we’ve got two brand-new recipes for you. Let’s get right to it!!

Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts

 

 

CANDY CORN CLAMSHELL TARTS

A triple layer of fragrance fun that is super easy to make!

[Download the recipe]

 

 

Raspberry Cream Cupcake Wax Tarts

 

 

RASPBERRY CREAM CUPCAKE WAX TARTS

Try this sweet gourmand treat for your tart burner!

[Download the recipe]

 

 

Remember – these recipes and several others are featured on our Facebook Fan Page (where over 20,000 friends have joined us!) and it’s a great spot to meet new friends and ask questions. For more recipe ideas, including candles, soaps, air fresheners, bath & body, and visit our website.

Hope your week is off to an AMAZING start! Smiles!!

– Deborah

Aug
01

RECIPE MONDAY!


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Hey friends of NG!

Let’s start the week off right with two new BRAND-NEW recipes!

 

GLAMOUR AROMA BEAD AIR FRESHENER

Scent your room in style with these glamorous scented air fresheners!

[Download the recipe]

And our second recipe this week:

Kiss of Death Lip Butters

 

KISS OF DEATH LIP VENOM

 

A FUN, glittery twist on boring lip balm. You’ll love it!

[Download the recipe]

 

 

 

For more recipe ideas, including candles, soaps, air fresheners, bath & body, and visit our website. Don’t forget to fan us on Facebook (if you haven’t already joined over 19,000 others!) for the latest recipe updates.

Have an AWESOME week! Smiles!!

– Deborah

Jul
25

RECIPE MONDAY!


This entry was posted in Air Fresheners, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, New recipes and tagged , , , , , on by .

Hey friends of NG!

Hope you’re having a great week. As I mentioned before, we’ve been hard at work to bring you some new recipe ideas, including candles, soaps, air fresheners, bath & body, and more. In fact, we’ve only just begun!

Here’s what’s new this week:

Vacuum Air Freshening Beads in the making!

 

VACUUM AIR FRESHENING BEADS

Freshen the air with these easy-to-make beads!

[Download the recipe]

 

 

 

 

Glittered perfumes

 

GLITTERED PERFUMES

Solid perfume with an added shimmer. Beautiful!

[Download the recipe]

 

 

 

Don’t forget to fan us on Facebook (if you haven’t already joined over 16,000 others!) for the latest recipe updates. Show & Tell is also tomorrow, and we’d love to see your latest creations! See you then.

Smiles!!

– Deborah