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Nov
06

Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe


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Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath SaltsBubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe

The best time of the year is almost here! Spending time with family and exchanging gifts is always a huge part of the holidays. We at Natures Garden wanted to bring some joy to the holiday season this year and show you some fun recipes that you can create with your family! Our Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts recipe is the perfect Christmas craft to make for yourself, a family member, or a friend. These bath salts smell minty and refreshing while leaving your skin feeling super soft and silky. What could be better than that? Let’s get started on making these Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!

Dead Sea SaltDead Sea Salt

In this recipe, you will be using Natures Garden’s Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground salt. Dead Sea Salt is a dry, white crystal. This type of salt is named after the Dead Sea, which is found in Israel. The Dead Sea is made up of 29% salt, compared to a 4% salt content in oceans. It is known both for the health and medicinal benefits it brings, as well as the therapeutic effects and benefits it has. Each of these come from the minerals Dead Sea Salt consists of.

Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Many properties and minerals that are beneficial to the human body can be found in Dead Sea Salt. These are magnesium, zinc, calcium, bromide, and potassium. Magnesium can help combat aging and stress and can calm the nervous system. Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, which soothes skin and helps reduce itching and any inflammation. Calcium can prevent water retention and increase circulation in the body. Bromide helps to reduce built up muscle retention. Lastly, potassium can provide energy to the body.

These minerals make it possible for Dead Sea Salt to be used in many different cosmetic products: soap bars, salt scrubs, bath bombs, air fresheners, and bath salts, which is what we will be discussing today. It is great for skin care treatment as well, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles. Natures Garden sells many other salts to make products from, including Epsom salt, Himalayan pink salt, and Hawaiian black salt. Now that you have a better understanding of the type of salt that will be used in this recipe, we can get into more details of the other ingredients involved.

Diamond Clear Melt Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapPour Soap

Another ingredient that we will be working with is the one of our mp soap bases. Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is made up of 99.5% glycerin and coconut oil that has been purely deodorized and doubly distilled. These ingredients ensure that it is highly moisturizing with superior lathering qualities. All of our soap is gluten free, are not tested on animals, and do not contain any sort of animal fats. This soap is extremely easy to work with because all you have to do is melt it, add fragrance, add color, pour into molds, and take them out once they have cooled.

 

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is a scent that is original to Natures Garden.  This is one of our best selling fragrances! Since Christmas time is coming up, this is a great scent to add to your creations to bring in the true feeling of the season. It is a complex note fragrance, which means that there are multiple layers to the scents that it emits. The opposite of complex note fragrances are single note fragrances, such as strawberry. A single note fragrance has only one scent throughout it, with no variation between layers, which is very unlike this one. The top notes of Reindeer Poo are apples and pears. The middle notes you will experience are eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. The base notes of this fragrance include vanilla, cedar wood, and patchouli. Eucalyptus and pine really give off the smell of a Christmas tree and are the most prominent in this oil. When they are all combined, it creates a holiday-filled scentsation.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

BUBBLING REINDEER POO BATH SALTS RECIPE

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Mixing Bowls (3)
Mixing Spoon
Spatula
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper

Total Recipe Weights:

120 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
186 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
744 grams Dead Sea Salt
52 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
10 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorants
6 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Before you start on making this recipe, it is important to make sure you have a clean and sanitized work area. Also wash your hands and sanitize all of your packaging materials. We also suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Preparing the Melt and Pour SoapPreparing the Melt and Pour Soap

Preparing our melt and pour soap is the first thing we are going to do for this recipe. We want to color it brown in order for it to be used as the poo portion of our final product. Use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Then, you are going to melt the soap base in the microwave in 30 second intervals, until it is in a liquid state.  Once it has had enough time to fully melt, add ten drops of the black oxide colorant and six drops of the brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Our soap colorants do not take too much of an application to create the pigment you are looking for. In fact, 1/2 ounce of our liquid soap colorants will cover ten pounds of soap! After it has been added, stir your new mixture to incorporate the colorants fully.

Incorporating Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilIncorporating Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to add six grams of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. Then, once again, mix everything together to blend the fragrance oil. Let’s get into the specific properties of this fragrance!

Pour the Soap Into Your MoldPour the Soap Into Your Mold

Now, we are going to pour the melted soap base, in a thin layer, either onto a pan that is lined with wax paper or into a silicone mold.  We decided to use the four cavities of the silicone 4 loaf soap mold.  Allow the soap enough time to get mostly setup.  You will need to give it time to set up without waiting too long, or it will no longer be warm.

A Variety of Molds

There are so many different molds to choose from at Natures Garden! If you wanted to make this recipe even more fun, you could use something besides the silicone 4 loaf soap mold to let your soap form in, such as embeds. We sell some different molds that can make this recipe even better for the holidays! Some of the options that we have are our Christmas Tree and Bulbs Embed Mold, Small Cross Embed Mold, Ornament Embed Mold, and our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Molds. Using any one of these molds could take these bath salts or other candle and body product recipes you are creating to the next level! We have many other non-holiday molds to choose from as well, you can find all of our soap molds here.

Shaping the MP SoapShaping the Soap

Now, use your hands to rip the molded soap into strips that are approximately ½” x 3”. We would not suggest using a knife to slice the soap because you do not want it to look too perfect or pristine. By ripping it, it looks more natural. After you have ripped your soap into these strips, roll them up and place them between the palms of your hands. Then, roll them between the palms of your hands rapidly to give them the look of natural poo. Keep repeating this process until all of your soap has been used.

Creating the Powdered Snow PortionCreating the Powdered Snow Portion

Finally, we will create the powdered portion of this recipe! First, you will need two bowls.  One will remain white in color, while the other will be colored blue.  To make the powdered portions, start by adding 372 grams of Dead Sea Salt to each bowl. Then, add 23 grams of Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. Finally, you will need to add 93 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to each bowl. This is a sodium salt ester or a fatty acid that derives from coconut oil. It creates a wetness, it solubilizes oils, and reduces surface tension. It can also be used to help with the property of foaming, which makes this product helpful.

Add the Blue Colorant to the Bath SaltsAdd the Blue Colorant to the Bath Salts

Next, you are going to add four grams of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Use your hands to combine the contents of each bowl separately. Start with the bowl that will remain white in color. Mix each of the bowls until all of the contents are fully mixed and ensure that each of them are free of any clumps.

Incorporating the Reindeer Poo Melt and Pour SoapIncorporating the Reindeer Poo Melt and Pour Soap

Now, we will add to our mixture the reindeer poo that we rolled out and formed.  Make sure that you save a few of these pieces for the top of the jars when the bath salts recipe is completed. You will want these for the final look to turn out perfectly!

 

Finishing the Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!Finishing the Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!

Finally, we will begin adding our mixture to our jars. This recipe creates enough product to fill four 8 ounce jars. This is a perfect amount of bath salts because you can give three as gifts and keep one for yourself! Begin by scooping a layer of white powder mixture into your first jar. Then, add a layer of blue.  Continue layering until you have filled your jar.  Lastly, place a few of the pieces of poo on top.  Then, move on, filling your remaining jars.

Your homemade bubbling reindeer poo bath salts are now ready for you, friends, and family to use!  When you are ready to use them, simply place a few scoops from the jar under your warm running bath water, it will break apart and create a bubble bath!

Reindeer Poo CandleMore Fun With Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

If you enjoy making this bath salts recipe, we have a couple more things that you can make using Natures Garden Reindeer Poo fragrance oil! The first is our Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe, which has two layers to it. The first layer is a blue dyed palm wax, while the second is Joy Wax that resembles the white snow. To top it off, we added reindeer poo along with cute little reindeer embeds! This craft can be fun to make either for yourself or it can be given as a gift.

Reindeer Poo Scented Play DoughThe second recipe that you can try out different from the bath salts is our Scented Play Dough Recipe. This could be a great activity to do with families and children around the holidays. It will create five colored and scented play dough balls to play and make crafts with. The colors we used are red, blue, cream, green, and yellow. The scents that we used with fragrance oils are Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin, Jack Frost, Snowman Balls, Mrs. Claus Cookies, and Reindeer Poo. We hope that these give you a better idea of the different and fun ways that this fragrance oil can be used for the holiday season!

More Christmas Fun

We have several more recipes to show you for Christmas time! Some of these include our Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, Scented Twig Centerpiece Recipe, and Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe. These use three more of Natures Garden Christmas fragrance oils: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Tree, and Christmas Cabernet. We have plenty more fragrance oils that create Christmas fun and memories! Some of them are Christmas Splendor, Christmas Cravings, Christmas Wreath, and Christmas Cabin! The best time of the year can become even better when using these ingredients to create homemade products that make perfect gifts that are versatile for children, women, and men alike. For even more Christmas craft ideas check out these ideas from Happiness is Homemade.

Feb
26

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe


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Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe

The Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe is a gorgeous and fun idea for creating bath products. This Natures Garden recipe is perfect for creating bath and body creations that are beautiful and feel absolutely wonderful. Of course, this wonderful recipe uses a rainbow of bright colors. But, that isn’t the only reason why you will love this recipe. This recipe includes an ingredient, SCl, that is perfect for creating foaming bath and body products. Plus, this recipe uses the amazing aroma of the Celestial Fragrance Oil, which is warm and enchanting. So, this cosmetic recipe is sure to be both simple to create and wonderful for your body. So, check out this vivid bath recipe and try it for yourself!

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Coarse Ground Dead Sea Salt
Celestial Fragrance Oil
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
70/400 White Dome Lid
Clear 8oz PET Jars
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)
Five Medium Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Gloves

 

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Weights and Amounts

50 grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil
30 drops of the Neon Orange Soap Colorant
904 grams of the Coarse Dead Sea Salt
30 drops of the Neon Yellow Soap Colorant
18 drops of the Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant
30 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant
176 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)
30 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Celestial Fragrance Oil

This lovely Natures Garden fragrance oil is perfect for creating the Rainbow Bath Salt Recipe. The aroma of Celestial Fragrance Oil is a bright, warm scent that you are sure to enjoy in your bath and body products. This lovely fragrance oil is described as a warm infusion of sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk. Plus, this aroma has enlightening and spicy notes of sage and thyme to combine with the bright citrus notes that can inspire both mind and soul. So, you are sure to have a bath product with a truly inspiring scent.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out The Dead Sea SaltRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out The Dead Sea Salt

First, you are going to need to weigh out the proper amount for the Coarse Ground Dead Sea Salt. This salt will be separated and used to create the layers in the bath salt recipe. Each of these layers will need to start out with an equal portion of the Dead Sea Salt to each of the five mixing bowls. So, the total amount of the Dead Sea Slat, which is 904 grams, will be divided into 216 grams of sea salt for each bowl. While you can go through the process of mixing and coloring each bowl individually, it may be faster to weigh out the salt for each of the five portions during this step.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Mixing in the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Mixing in the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)

Next, you are going to mix the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl) into each of your five mixing bowls. This will provide your gorgeous bath salt recipe with some luscious and fun foaming properties. This is sure to make you bath product more fun and bubbly. So, let’s start adding this ingredient to measured the Dead Sea Salt. Since you will be using a total of 176 grams of SCl, each of your five mixing bowls will need about 35.2 grams. After you measure out this ingredient you are going to mix the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and the Dead Sea Salt together well. This will make sure that each scoop into your bath contains both of these ingredients and will lead to an even better bath product.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Neon Yellow LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Preparing the Neon Yellow Bath Salt Mixture

Now that all the mixtures of Dead Sea Salt and SCl have been made, we are ready to start preparing the layers. This means we will be scenting and coloring each of these mixtures. This first layer will require 30 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant to create a vibrant color for this recipe. After you add these drops you are going to thoroughly mix the color into your mixture. This will make sure that you will be able to create layers that are beautiful and have an even color. Also, you will need to add ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil to this layer. This will ensure that your bath and body create has a warm, bright scent that will inspire both the mind and soul.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Scent and Neon Orange ColorantRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Scent and Neon Orange Colorant

Next, you are going to want to add the soap colorant and scent to mix up your second layer for this recipe. So, take the Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant and add 18 drops into your next mixture. Once you have added the orange colorant to your next bowl you will need to mix well to disperse the color. After you have an even color you can add the lovely scent to your bath and body product. So, add ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil to your orange mixture and mix the scent in thoroughly.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Colorant and Fragrance OilRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Colorant and Fragrance Oil

Also, you are going to need to add the green colorant and Celestial scented oil for the third layer of your cosmetic recipe. First, you will need to include the soap colorant, which will be 30 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant. After this has colorant been added to your mixture, you will need to make sure to mix this colorant thoroughly. This will ensure that your layer has a beautiful, vivid color for your final product. Once your colorant has been incorporated you will need to add your scented oil. Add ten grams of this scent to your rainbow bath recipe so you will have the aroma of our Celestial Fragrance Oil. Once again, using your hands, mix to blend the fragrance oil.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue Colorant and Fragrance OilRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue Colorant and Celestial Fragrance Oil

Then, you will need to create the blue layer for your Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe. So, we are going to add the Celestial fragrance oil and neon blue soap colorant to the fourth bowl. This will require you to add 30 drops of the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant to the mixture. Once you add this vibrant colorant you will need to make sure to mix everything together very well. You will want to make sure that this layer has an even color and is beautiful. Then, you will include ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil to your mixture. So, your product will both look and smell absolutely wonderful. Of course, you will want to fully mix the fragrance oil into the bath salts

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Pink Colorant and Fragrance OilRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Pink Colorant and Fragrance Oil

Finally, we will create the top layer of this bath salt recipe. This is the last mixture you will need to create before we can move on to the next step. You will need to use 30 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant to achieve the perfect shade of pink for this fun recipe. This will need to be incorporated thoroughly to make sure that the layer has an even color. Also, you will need to include the aroma of our Celestial Fragrance Oil into your last mixture. So, you will need to add ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil and mix well to incorporate the scent into your product.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Using Your Completed MixturesRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Using Your Completed Mixtures

Now, your five mixtures are finally ready for you to use tor your layers. Each of these lovely layers have a bright color and a wonderful aroma that is perfect for creating your bath products. So, you are sure to love your finished bath and body creation. Since you are moving on to the next step, you will want to prepare your containers so you can create the layered bath product. So, you will need to set up your Clear 8 oz Jars to be ready to make your five vibrant layers. You will need a total of four of the jars.  You will also need 4 white dome lids.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Yellow LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Yellow Layer

First, we are going to scoop the bottom layer into the jars. You will be creating a total of four jars of foaming bath salt. Each layer will consist of about 57 grams.  So, add your yellow bath salt to four jars, adding about 57 grams of the salt mixture.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Making the Orange LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Making the Orange Layer

Now that each of your clear jars contains the first layer of your product you are ready to add the next layer. So, you are going to need to add the orange colored mixture to create the second layer to your product. You will want to make this layer about the same size as your previous layer. Also, you can make the layers straight or add curves and texture depending on your personal preference.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Green MixtureRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Green Mixture

Next, you are going to create the third layer in this bath and body recipe. So, take all the clear jars, which should have the two layers added, and get them ready for the next step. You will need to use your neon green mixture to create the next layer in each of your 8 ounce jars. Depending on what you have already done for your layering, you can either flatten your layer to be smooth and flat or add some curve to them just like before.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Blue LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Blue Layer

Next, we are going to create the fourth layer in our bath and body product. You are going to need to use your neon blue mixture to create this next layer. So, take your containers and add this layer right on top of your previous layers. Remember, to add only about 57 grams of the mixture to each jar.  Also, you should continue the technique that you had used to create your other layers to ensure that your product stays consistent.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Finishing Up the Bath ProductRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Finishing Up the Bath Product

Finally, you are going to add the last layer to your bath product! So, take your neon pink mixture and get your clear jars ready. Now, use this mixture to add the final layer to your bath and body product. Afterwards, your Rainbow Bath Salts are ready to use! Simply draw a bath and add some of this fun product to provide a wonderful experience. This will provide you with a wonderful fragrance, fun colors, and fun foam properties. So, you are sure to enjoy using your finished product!

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Rainbow Lore

Rainbows have always been a source of wonder and beauty. So, it makes sense that these amazing, natural marvels have been a source of inspirations for many legends. There are many people around the world believe that a rainbow is a bridge to heaven. Others believe that rainbows bring luck or lead to gold. Further, there are many stories that believe rainbows are a memorial for important figures that were lost. If you find the lore around rainbows interesting and want to learn more, then you may want to check out the “Rainbow Legends” by Colours of the Rainbow. This is a perfect website for those that are interested in the ways rainbows have been thought about throughout time!

natures gardenRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Contact Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this cosmetic bath recipe. Both the scent and bright colors are perfect for creating bath and body products. If you would like to share pictures of your products or explanations of your experience with this recipe, we would love to hear from you! Additionally, feel free to ask any questions that you may have, about the products we sell or our handcrafted recipes. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Plus, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram.

Oct
24

Epsom Salt


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epsom saltEpsom Salt

Hey everyone! Are you adventurous? Do you love to experiment with different ingredients for your products? Or are you an experienced crafter? Have you used Epsom salts? Do you like to? Epsom salt has many many benefits for many different products and industries! It is great for bath and body products, hair care, skin care, gardening, and cleaning products. It also has many medicinal purposes! This awesome product is something you just have to try! Fun fact! Did you know that besides all of those wonderful purposes, it can also even be used in processing beer? It promotes a desired flavor profile by adjusting the ion content of the brewing water and enhancing the enzyme action!

Epsom salt, or also known as magnesium sulfate or epsomite, is a naturally occurring mineral made of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. While it is naturally occurring, it can also be made by neutralizing sulfuric acid with oxide or magnesium carbonate. Epsom salt can be used for many cleaning purposes. It can be mixed with liquid dish detergent and used to clean bathroom tiles. When sprinkled near entry ways, it helps to prevent slugs and burned food can be removed from pots and pans when they are scrubbed with Epsom salt. It also helps to break up detergent build up in washing machines when mixed with water.

There are many bath and body products that can use Epsom salts as well. As a bath salt, it helps to soothe muscles and relieve stress. Do you suffer from dry lips? Epsom salt can help by removing the dead and dry skin and making the lips look healthier and fuller. It has many anti-inflammatory problems as well. Athletes use it in ice baths to help with inflammation. Epsom salt has many skin benefits as well. It is a great exfoliator, helps to smooth rough patches, and it prevents wrinkles. It is also a great treatment for sun burns, acne, and blackheads. It also can give the hair more volume!

Ready for many of the fantastic medicinal benefits? Epsom salt is very rich in magnesium which regulates enzymes, boosts moods, controls energy production, and it eliminates toxins from the body. It is also rich in sulfates which help to form joint proteins, brain tissue, and proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Epsom salt can help to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, preventing arteries from hardening, reducing blood clots, improving circulation, and reducing irregular heartbeats. Splinters can even be removed from the body using Epsom salt! For pregnant women, it helps to treat preterm labor, edema, and pre-eclampsia. Celebrity trainers even recommend it for celebrities to lose weight faster! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, we only sell epsom salt for external purposes! Always check with a doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment!

These are just a few of the many ways to use Epsom salt! Check out our free Epsom salt class to learn about many more! The easiest way to find this awesome product on our site is by typing “Epsom salt” into the search bar. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Epsom salt, bulk Epsom salt, and the free class! We also offer some great free recipes made with Epsom salt like our Refreshing Foot Soak, our Monster Bath Cookies, or even our Snake in the Grass bath fizzie! Please contact us with any concerns or questions you have, and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jun
06

Relax and Rejuvenate the Soul


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Jennifer – Harmony Designs & Soaps

My slogan is: Relax & Rejuvenate the Soul.

I absolutely love creating.  It makes me feel such an accomplishment seeing the before and after. I love all the fragrance oils and love experimenting with them. Nature inspired my shop and my product design. A lot of my inspiration comes from nature. I am also a nature photographer and so much enjoy being outside and capturing nature’s beauty.

I lost my Dad to cancer in 2007 and he inspired me to do what I love to do. I know he would be very proud of me today.

I carry a variety of products in my Etsy shop, lip balms, body sprays, kanzashi hair flowers and bath salts just to name a few. I am always inspired to try new things. Sometimes they work out sometimes they don’t, I guess that’s called trial and error. Natures Garden carries so many products to help give you a kick start to create.

I came up with the name Harmony Designs because I thought about its meaning and it fit my shop perfectly.

Meaning: internal calm : balance, tranquility. I love that my shop name relays a tranquil feeling. The whole idea behind starting my shop was that I wanted to help people relax and have that “me” time that we all crave. We all have such busy lives and need that little bit of peace and quiet after a long day at work. My bath salts are wonderful for that reason. I use all my products myself and wouldn’t put anything out there that I didn’t wholeheartedly believe in. I love when people love my products. It makes me feel what I do is successful. Without my wonderful customers my shop wouldn’t exist.

Even when I was little I loved creating, painting and whatever else my little creative mind could get a hold on. I am pretty much a Jane of all trades. I do wear a lot of hats but wouldn’t want it any other way.  I love making favors for Weddings! I love being able to share in someones special moment. Just a side note my wedding is coming up in September and I am so excited! I know how it feels to want something special for your wedding so I take a lot of pride in making wedding favors.

Also when I was little I remember the lovely aromas coming from the kitchen when my parents were baking. I think that is one of the reasons I love my soy tart melts so much. I love all the dessert fragrances and it brings back those wonderful memories of my Dad making peach cobbler or my Mom baking. I love that my soy tart melts last and fill the house with so many wonderful Natures Garden Fragrances!

Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm

Natures Garden Products Used:  Strawberry Cheesecake Flavor Oil  and Natures Garden Lip Balm Base

 

Your Website: www.harmony5.etsy.comPhotography Website: jlphotography5.etsy.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/harmonydesignsandsoaps

Blog: harmonysoaps.blogspot.com

Pinterest Page: pinterest.com/twiggysky24

May
22

Various Scented Bath Products


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fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Amelia Ruth Thompson, owner & founder of Radical Works.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I’ve been creating things literally my entire life. Over time, the things I would create would take up space; more space than I actually had. When in Spring 2009, a friend suggested, “Why don’t you sell things on Etsy?” So my original idea was simply to clear out space. I opened a shop, but nothing sold. In 2010, the same friend invited me to share a table with her at Louisianime II. There, I sold many of my crafts, with a lady suggesting I open a business to sell items all the time. So the following week, I opened a new shop, Radical Works. From there, I’ve added many difference types of products; as Radical Works is not limited to a single category. Having a shop has not only helped me maintain my crafts and organization, but it has also opened up my mind to many different types of crafts. I always try to include different types within other items.

3. What products do you make and sell?  Starting off, I had Radical Bears (teddy bears), magnets, and some leather-working items. In the more recent inventory, I have Radical Bears, hats, scarves, gloves, along with various bath products. This includes soap, bath salts, and perfumes. I’ve also made and sold bath bombs & lotions at a craft show.

4. What are your business goals?  I try to set short term goals for myself, as the long term goals can quickly change. But the main goal for my business is freedom through expression. Too many times I’ve been the “odd ball out” in most cases. With my business, it gives me the avenue and method to express myself to others, as well as have others find themselves within my products. It has always been a message in my business: “I never make anything I would like myself”.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  The main products I purchase from the awesome Natures Garden are their bases as well as their fragrances. The fragrances are what keep me coming back, and I love having the fragranced item with the purchases as well. I have a vase for the fragranced roses I’ve received over time.

Your Website:  www.radicalworks.etsy.com

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May
19

Scented Bath and Body Products


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, body spray, cosmetic ingredients, creative, Fragrance Oils, handmade soap, homemade lip balm, Natures Garden, soap and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oilWhat’s your name & Your Company Name?  My name is Ms. M. Antwane Sheppard and I own Raw Essence – All Natural Bath & Spa Products

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I’ve been in business for all of six months and the way I got into this business is a sad but true story.  I went to a beautician who had styled my hair in a way that caused significant hair lost. I began to research different oils and their benefits, in effort to develop a concoction that would promote hair growth.   Here’s what I initially came up with – Emu Oil, Castor Oil, Sulfur Sublimed and Eucalyptus – and my hair grew back, longer than it was before going to the beautician, and within four months. With the knowledge I had gained on the wonderful benefits of oils, I started making soaps, sugar scrubs and bath salts. I gave them as gifts to co-workers and family.  Soon after, Raw Essence was born.  What motivates me is the idea of being able to help others and sharing the knowledge of living a more healthy and natural life.

What products do you make and sell?  I make and sell: two types of hair growth serums, handmade soaps, deodorant, flavored lip balms, scented sugar scrubs, bath salts, several types of lotions, whipped body butters, body splashes and solid perfumes, kissable massage oils, scented candles, aroma melts, reed diffusers, and room & linen sprays.

What are your business goals?  I would like to grow Raw Essence to a point where I could maybe give up my day job.  ….Maybe?

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use fragrance oils from Natures Garden; my favorite and best-selling is Cucumber Melon. My husband’s favorite and second best-selling is Linen Breeze. I also use NG’s additives, like Rose Buds, Lemon Peels, and Poppy Seeds as well as their packaging containers, like lip balm pots. The best thing about Natures Garden “in my opinion” is their SUPER FAST SHIPPING!!! I never have had to wait days for my orders to arrive and that is so very important to me and the success of Raw Essence.

Your Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RawEssences

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RawEssences

May
04

Handcrafted Spa Products


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, wholesale craft supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My Name is Teri Lang Patterson and my company is Body Systems Skincare Co.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I began making natural bath products for my family in 2000 when my allergies were so bad that I just couldn’t find great products “on the shelf.” In 2002 I was let go from my main job at an Advertising Agency and that’s when I decided to turn my hobby into a business.

3. What products do you make and sell?  Over these 10+ years we’ve sold a variety of bath/body products but finally realized the importance of simplifying. My husband calls this my “Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares'” problem of trying to carry too many products and scents to try to satisfy too many customers, like failing restaurants on the popular tv program. When chef goes to a restaurant that’s failing and finds a menu book of 100+ entrees and freaks out. Over the last 2 years we’ve tested out various fragrances from Nature’s Garden and settled on 9 main fragrances to simplify our Retail Line. We offer Scrubs, Lotions, Wash, Bombs & Salts in our main line plus some balms and specialty products. Our wholesale line of bulk professional products for spas’ use, allows for customization which we also depend on Nature’s Gardens vast inventory

4. What are your business goals?  Balance. Yes this sounds odd. When I first started the company over 10 years ago it was all about acquiring accounts and completing sales. That’s all fine and good until you wear yourself out. Our first wholesale account was MGM Properties in Las Vegas and I was working over 18 hours per day the first few years. I’m also a Fitness Instructor and at that time was also teaching up to 11 classes per week…with no problem! Because I didn’t keep my business/health/family in balance I suffered physically and wore myself out. Now I have a new perspective on “Success”. We’ve taken the first step in simplifying our main line, revamping our most popular products and next we’ll be enhancing our wholesale program. Success now means happy customers with happy AND healthy company owner!

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We use a variety of fragrance oils for our main retail line but also maintain staple fragrances for our bulk professional line. We have begun to focus on Custom Products & Private Labeling options and we couldn’t do this without the dependability of NG’s vast inventory of fabulous fragrances!

Your Website: www.body-systems.net

Facebook page: facebook.com/BodySystemsSkinCareCo

Twitter: @bodysystems

Blog: www.spafreshmag.com

Apr
19

Handcrafted Vegan Products


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, bath salts, body butter, cosmetic supplies, creative, emulsifying wax, essential oils, Fragrance Oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Amanda Stott and my company is Tiki Bar Soap

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started making handmade soap as a hobby in 2011 during graduate school, as a way to relieve stress.  I also had a hard time finding truly vegan products.  Everything always seemed to contain beeswax, or goat milk, or honey.  I wanted something to use that was vegan and good for my skin but that was fun to use and smelled good too.  After making a few batches, I handed out soap to everyone I worked with, friends, family, even the janitorial staff in my building.  Every evening when I would get home from school I was itching to make soap.  I was hooked!  Before long people began encouraging me to sell my soap, and were requesting gift baskets for their friends and family for the holidays.  I entered my first craft fair that year at Christmas and was surprised by how much I liked the sales aspect of the handcrafted industry.  I finished my PhD in computational chemistry in May 2012 and after working briefly as a postdoctoral research assistant decided to pursue my business full time.  If you would have asked me five years ago where I would be today my response would not be “selling handmade soap” but I love what I do and would not have it any other way!  My motivation for transitioning from hobby to “this is my full time job” is that I enjoy creating, I enjoy meeting people, and I enjoy the freedom to decide what I will do every morning when I wake up.  I am still just as busy, if not busier than I was when I was a student, but it feels good to be the one making the decisions.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  All of my products are vegan, and I recently reformulated all of my soaps to be palm oil free.  I make soaps, lotions, lotion bars, cremes, body butter, nail polish, solid perfume, bath salts, mineral makeup, body butter candles, mud mask, bubble bath bars, shampoo and conditioner bars, as well as baby and pet care products.

4.  What are your business goals?  My business goals are to get my products in front of as many people as possible!  I would love to one day have large wholesale orders and a production facility.  In the meantime my garage as a production area will have to suffice.  In addition, I am currently working on integrated productivity software solutions for web and mobile applications for the soapmaking industry.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  My favorite products are the fragrance oils, essential oils, flavor oils, botanicals, soy body butter base, and pet shampoo base.  My favorite fragrance oils include gin martini, orange blossom, passion flower acai berry, lavender martini, goldie dreadlocks, and dragon’s blood.  May favorite flavor oils are buttercream frosting and kiss of death.  My favorite botanticals are carrot powder and frankincense tears.  I use the body butter base to create a range of products including body lotion and body cream.  I also use Natures Garden silky e-wax, optiphen plus, and btms for making handmade lotions and conditioner.

Your Website:  tikibarsoap.com and https://www.etsy.com/shop/TikiBarSoap

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/TikiBarSoap

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AmandaStott

Blog:  http://www.tikibarsoap.com/blog.html

Apr
12

Making Candles for Over 8 Years


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath bombs, bath products, bath salts, Fragrance Oils, homemade candles, melts, Natures Garden, scented candles, soy candles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils galore1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name: Willow Moon Cottage

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? What started as a hobby then quickly turned into a passion. My motivation is the peace I feel making them, It unwinds me, I’m in my element. Oh yeah and my hubby too! Lol He backs me up and pushes me to follow my dreams always, so although I have been making candles about 8 years and doing the craft shows, I just decided to take a leap & opened my business “Willow Moon Cottage” this March 1st 2013 in Mt.Laurel , NJ “Rancocas Woods Village”.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy Candles,Wax Melts, Room Sprays, Bath Bombs & Salts. On a non-candle line I am a Nature lover so I make a lot of wreaths & centerpieces that rustic nature like & I do a lot of up-cycling… that’s my second crafty passion

4.  What are your business goals?  To make this new venture of opening a store successful enough to be able to retire doing what I love…. Creating

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Natures Garden fragrance oils are my favorite & cannot be beat hands down! I am a Fragrance oil junky for NG. I also use their soy wax, herbs, and other misc items.

Your Website: www.willowmooncandles.com

Facebook page: Willow Moon Cottage

Twitter: WillowMCandles

YouTube Channel: Willow Moon

Apr
11

Natural Spa Products


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, bath salts, bath teas, body butter, Fragrance Oils, homemade, lotion, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, spa product ingredients, sugar scrubs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance-oils61. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Theresa Peoples  – Urban Essence Salon & Spa, LLC

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  We went into business as a result of our own family’s skin issues. We noticed that in commercially produced products the ingredients are often times harmful and contain small amounts of ingredients which are beneficial to your skin. Through intense research we learned that the ingredients such as Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter are essential to soothing the increasing number of individuals with eczema, psoriasis and many other skin aliments. We have been in business for 10 years.

3. What products do you make and sell?  We make and sell Gourmet Luxury Soap, Whipped Body Butter, Foaming Butter Scrub, Shower Gel, Bath Tea, Bath Bonbons, Bath Salts, Lotion, Massage Oil, Lip Balm, and Sugar Scrubs.

4. What are your business goals?  Our mission and goals are one in the same. We promote awareness of product ingredients and use in order to create educated consumers who can make well-informed decisions regarding their UESS selections and complementary products.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I have to the say that the fragrance oils are my favorite.

Your Website:  www.urban-essence.com

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

Twitter:  @UESalonSpa

Blog:  http://urbanessencesalonandspa.blogspot.com/

YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/urbanessencesalon