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Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

Christmas time is really a hectic time of year. Decorating, card writing, the kids’ Christmas programs and shopping, it’s amazing that it is the happiest time of year! Plus, most of us like to get crafty this time of year. Nothing says love like creating something special with a specific person in mind or a whole bunch of people in mind! If you need some Christmas gift inspiration, then check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts! These crafts are easy to make, yet give the impression that you spent a lot of time creating them. So if you are a busy elf during the crazy holiday season, then give these recipes a try. You will not only impress the people on your gift list, but you will impress yourself as well!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free ChristmasOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free Christmas

Most of us in today’s world, have the idea that Christmas has to be picture perfect. We watch the movies on the Hallmark Channel and expect our Christmas to be just like on TV.

However, we don’t live our lives scripted. It’s always important to remember that the Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like Martha Stewart decorated it. Our Christmas cookies do not need to look like they came straight out of Bon Appetit magazine. Christmas is a beautiful time to simply spend with loved ones. Those will be the memories that your children can cherish and remember when they grow older. It’s not about how perfect the ornaments were hung on the tree. It’s about the memory you have of each ornament that you hang on those branches. It isn’t about how perfectly edged the icing was on the cookies. It’s about how awesome those cookies tasted no matter how much icing Junior glopped onto the snowman shaped cookie.

Enjoy your holidays! Take some shortcuts when it comes to having friends or family over. It’s okay to have something that’s not made from scratch! Homemade gifts don’t have to say you don’t have the funds to buy elaborate gifts. If you create things for certain people in mind, then you have given something to somebody that says, “I took my time and love to make you something I knew you would enjoy.” That type of Christmas is perfect in every way. Follow this link to read up on how to have a stress free Christmas before you start running in a million directions!

 

 

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This is truly a fun candle to have on your tabletop during the Christmas season. This is a simple candle to create. We used our awesome Joy Wax. Joy Wax is a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is easy to work with, even if you’ve never made candles before. Our Joy Wax has a wonderful hot and cold throw. It has a nice creamy finish and sets up beautifully in your containers. The candy cane candle is layered in pink, red and white with a fluffy, whipped wax topping! Yes, you can create fluffy whipped toppings with this wax. To complete the “candy” theme of the candle, we placed two swirled candy embeds made from our Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is also a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is perfect for creating embeds or wax melts. It hardens up nicely to allow for easy release from molds.

We have scented the candle in our Candy Cane fragrance oil. This scented oil is a yummy blend of peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, strawberries and vanilla. This fragrance is a must for any type of Christmas projects you have in mind!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial MaskOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial Mask

This  Candy Cane  Facial Mask recipe makes eight 4 oz jars which is the perfect amount to give to your girlfriends or to make for a Christmas party to hand out as party favors. This face mask has some wonderful skin therapy ingredients such as Kaolin Clay, Rose Clay, Beet Root and Hibiscus Flower Powder. We also used some Peppermint Essential Oil and Vanilla Powder for fragrance. It is a yummy smelling combination! Your skin will be glowing and refreshed after just one use! While we did layer it to have the look of a candy cane, the powders and clays will combine once you start using it, however, it will still smell divine. Just like a stick of peppermint candy!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath CookieOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath Cookie

You just have to have cookies at Christmas time! It’s a necessary thing. So how about some cookies at bath time? Our Christmas Bath Cookies look and smell yummy enough to eat, and are perfect to entice little ones to take a bath! These bath cookies are very similar to bath bombs. The fizz and bubble and will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling good! We have used cocoa butter, mango butter, kaolin clay powder, and baking soda to name just a few of the ingredients. Your skin is going to feel amazing after your bath! We chose our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil that smells exactly like a freshly baked, buttery Christmas Cookie! Of course, cookies need frosting, right? Our “frosting” is our whipped soap that we used some of our FUN Soap colorant. With some Christmas colored sprinkles to top it off, your bath cookies are complete!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts Recipe

Here we have our Christmas Coffee Wax Melts. This recipe will make 24 wax melts using our mini muffin silicone mold. This recipe is perfect in that they are quick and easy to make, plus the recipe makes plenty to share between friends and family! How cute would these look gifted in a sweet little Christmas bag and tied with a pretty bow? We used our Pillar of Bliss Wax and layered it to look similar to a french vanilla coffee with a coffee brown base and a creamy white top. In fact, the base is scented in our French Vanilla Coffee which is the aroma of coffee, cream and vanilla, while the top part is scented in our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil. When these wax melts melt and blend together, your house will smell like a warm, inviting coffee house. Top the melts with a few whole coffee beans and they are ready to go!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

If you’re looking to make some soap this Christmas, our Christmas Confetti Soap recipe is perfect! Quick and easy to make, we have used melt and pour soap base in Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Simply melt down your soap, color, scent and layer. For the confetti part, we used some melt and pour with added vegetable glycerin. This helps make the soap more pliable allowing you to easily cut the colored part of the soap into little squares to resemble the confetti. For the pretty whipped topping, we used our Whipped Soap base and sprinkled some more confetti soaps on top. Our fragrance of choice is our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil. This scent smells of candied fruit, cake, sugar and vanilla! Mmmmm! This recipe makes one 4 pound loaf and then can be sliced up and wrapped for gift giving!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

I can never say it enough! You can’t have too many bath bomb recipe ideas in your recipe box. Plus, they really are a fun gift for the kids. If you know some kids that don’t enjoy bath time, whip some Christmas Tree Bath Bombs. The kids could help make them as well.  Also, these bath bomb ingredients aren’t harsh and are perfectly safe for young skin.  These bath bombs are made into Christmas tree shapes with pretty colored Christmas “balls” decorating the branches. Also, these bath bomb ingredients are gentle enough to use on kids’ soft skin. We chose our skin safe Kringleberry fragrance oil. A very-merry-festive fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the aroma of fruity cranberries and red currants,and juicy apples. You will also smell base notes of fresh cut evergreens, and sprigs of bright, cheery holly berry.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter Recipe

I know one of my favorite things to have is a fire in my fireplace. Not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! Getting a fire started can be intimidating. Most people will use a fire starter log, but they can get expensive if you have a lot of fires during the winter season. Create some of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters and you will be happy you did. This recipe will make 11 cupcake size fire starters and the best thing about these? They are scented! Fire starter logs won’t give you that! We made these starters using Pillar of Bliss and our Christmas Wreath Type fragrance oil. A perfect blend of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pinecones along with notes of orange and cinnamon. We also included some cut and sifted Nettle Leaf and whole Juniper Berries to enhance the Christmas Wreath fragrance oil.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter Recipe

Here’s another lovely fire starter recipe that uses pine cones. These Pinecone Fire Starters will also make a pretty, scented and rustic display when placed in a basket next to your fireplace! Simple to make, this recipe will give you 20 large pine cone fire starters. To create these, you will simply dip your pine cones into melted and scented was, allow to dry overnight and they are ready to go! We chose our Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil to scent these fire starters. Pleasingly Pumpkin is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It’s really a warm, yummy scent without being overpowering!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

How cute are these Holly Berry Bath Bombs? Fun and festive, these would look pretty stored in a large, clear candy jar for all to admire during the holiday season. If you are familiar with bath bomb ingredients and the process of making bath bombs, then you know how easy it will be to make these. Add some cute little Holly Berry shaped sprinkles to make these stand out! Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts. We scented these with our festive Holly Berry Fragrance oil. this wonderful fragrance is a well-balanced blend of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. It’s a very nice scent for soap and body lotion as well.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte CandleOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte Candle

Next, we have a fun candle to create for those that love their lattes! Our Gingerbread Latte Candle looks like a true coffee drink with its chocolate colored coffee base and frothy whipped topping. For the icing on the cake, we have a sweet little gingerbread “cookie” setting on top. As like all of our Christmas Crafts, this candle is super easy to make using our Joy wax for the “coffee” and “whipped topping”. The gingerbread embed was made using our Pillar of Bliss. We scented the whole thing in our Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil which smells of rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of toasted nut. A base of vanilla buttercream rounds the whole fragrance out!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

Well, that is all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about some of our favorite Christmas crafts here at Nature’s Garden. If you are interested in more Christmas Crafts, check out these 25 crafts from Crazy Little Projects.

Look us up on social media and show off what you made with Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one fragrance or 10 different ingredients, we love to see what you made! Share us a photo and description and we will share it with everybody! Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers happy with Nature’s Garden fragrances, soap making supplies or candle making supplies. Have a question? Need an answer? Give us a call or email us and we will help you out!

Jan
26

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils


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15 Best Designer type Fragrance Oils15 Best Designer type Fragrance Oils

We all have our favorite designer perfumes, lotions, bath products and cologne. Sometimes they can be pricey. Or you want the whole line of the fragrance, from the perfume down to the body wash and lotion and that can get expensive too. If you’re looking to supply yourself or your customers with a designer line of fragrances, give our Designer Dupes chart a look over and you might be surprised to find some of your favorite scents on there. Everything from your favorite perfumer down to your fabric softener. Not only can you have your favorite fragrance as a body splash, lotion or soap, but you can even create linen spray or air room freshener and have it around you all the time! While the following fragrances are just the tip of the iceberg, here are Natures Garden’s 15 best designer type fragrance oils!  However, be sure to check out our complete list of our designer duplications here.

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Baby Powder

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Baby PowderThis fragrance is reminiscent of Johnson’s Baby Powder! Light, fresh and powder, this scent will take you back to baby days when powder was used help cure diaper rash. It’s also good for freshening yourself up, sprinkling a little powder on the roots of your hair to help take away the oiliness if you don’t wash your hair daily. Believe it or not, you can even sprinkle a little on Barbie Doll’s legs to make putting boots or tights on and taking them off a bit easier! Who knew?

When Baby Powder fragrance oil was tested in CP soap there was no ricing, or separation. There was some acceleration, therefore we suggest soaping at room temperature. The soap did discolor to a beige.  However, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help slow the discoloration.  The fragrance stays strong and true throughout the cure. Baby Powder fragrance oil also works wonderfully in bath and body products, and in candles.

Here’s a wonderful powder recipe using our Baby Powder fragrance oil! A perfect addition to your line of bath and body products. Our Natural Baby Powder Recipe uses arrowroot powder, lavender flower powder, and chamomile flower powder.

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Bubble Luscious

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Bubble LuciousEverybody loves the smell of bubble gum! How can you not? Sweet, sugary with a touch of vanilla! This Bubble Luscious fragrance oil is reminiscent of a childhood favorite, bubble gum. A fun fragrance for a line of children’s bath and body products!

 

 

Bubble Luscious fragrance oil tested wonderfully in candles, bath and body products and also in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, or acceleration. Natures Garden’s Bubble Luscious scent had some slight discoloration to a slight tan. The scent retention was amazingly strong after cure time!

Nature’s Garden has a wow-factor MP Embed CP Soap Recipe that uses the delicious Bubble Luscious fragrance oil. Using melt and pour soap for the swirls and decorations, and CP soap for the main bar, you will end up with a soap that is almost too pretty to use! Once you smell that bubblegum smell though, you’ll change your mind!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Christmas WreathCandles are very popular. Let’s be honest, some of them are incredibly expensive! Nature’s Garden Christmas Wreath fragrance oil is a dead on dupe. Traditional and welcoming, you will have a scent of pine, and balsam and holly berry. A definite must have at Christmas time!

 

Christmas Wreath tested well in all products. Candles, room scenting, bath and body and in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, acceleration or discolorization! The scent retention stayed true and strong.

Here at Nature’s Garden, we decided to create something a little more unique. Everybody loves a nice cozy fire at Christmas time. What a wonderful gift these Christmas Wreath Fire Starters would be for anybody that has a fireplace! They are simple to create using Pillar of Bliss candle wax, nettle leaf, which has a light, woody smell, and juniper berries, you can create a bunch to have on hand anytime or anywhere you have a fire!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Ferocious Beast

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Ferocious BeastFerocious Beast Fragrance Oil is a popular designer duplication of Abercrombie’s Fierce. Our version has light citrusy top notes of orange, lemon, and lime.  It continues with middle notes of middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver, and rose. And it finishes with a woody undertone of oakmoss and white musk. It’s a wonderful men’s fragrance that is very popular with the younger crowd.

Ferocious Beast was tested in candles, bath and body products and in CP soap. It behaved perfectly on all counts. The fragrance stayed true and strong throughout, even after the CP cure. In soap testing, there was no ricing, acceleration, separation. However, Ferocious Beast does discolor to a light lavender color.

Bath bombs are so popular, with kids and adults alike. We created a bath bomb using Ferocious Beast that puts the wild in this Wild Bath Bomb Recipe. Super simple to make with Citric Acid, Baking Soda and Kaolin clay powder, you can get creative with Fun Soap colorant of Eye Poke Orange and Orange Oxide to create a wild orange and white stripe bath bomb!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Icy Shine

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Icy ShineHere’s a fragrance oil that is similar to a popular line of hair care products. A vibrant blend of raspberries, rose, vanilla and musk. It’s easy to create your own hair care products at home and have them smelling the real thing!

 

 

Icy Shine fragrance oil tested perfectly in CP soap! There was no ricing, acceleration, separation or discolorization! The scent retention was awesome in CP soap, candles and bath and body products!

 

So who would have thought you can make your own hair gel? Nature’s Garden has developed a Silky Hair Gel recipe using Icy Shine fragrance oil and it requires very little ingredients! Flax seed is the main ingredient and when you add hot water to it, you can create a flax gel! Voila! With an addition of Optiphen and your fragrance oil, your hair will be good to go!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Honey Bunny

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Honey BunnyIf you are in love with scents from our Crush category, then this designer type deserves some recognition! Honey Bunny fragrance oil is light, sweet scent of oranges, apples, and honey with a touch of musk. A good scent for bath bombs, bubble bars or even children’s soap!

 

Honey Bunny fragrance oil performed perfectly in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, or acceleration. It did color to a slight tan. This fragrance oil also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

Making your own Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap is such an easy recipe! Using Nature’s Garden Imagine Base and Honey Bunny fragrance oil, you can have a bunch of these ready to go for the cold and flu season in no time!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Knock Out

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Knock OutHere’s a fragrance oil that is Natures Garden’s created to smell similar to Old Spice Swagger. A spicy, rich, woody scent, Knock Out fragrance oil would be an awesome addition to your men’s line of bath products or even for the men in your life!

 

 

We tested Knock Out in CP soap and found that it performed perfectly. No ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. The scent definitely mellows out during the cure time, but don’t let that discourage you! Knock Out fragrance oil also worked well in bath and body products, candles and in air freshers!

whipped shaving soapLooking for something other than soaps, body sprays, or candles to add to your men’s line? Try this Whipped Shaving Cream recipe as a fun and easy addition. Using our Whipped Soap Base, mango butter, and bentonite clay powder, you will have yourself a wonderful shaving soap that will leave their face soft and moisturized!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus’s Cookies

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus's CookiesMrs. Claus Cookies fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller! With a strong sugar cookie scent, it is our version of Vanilla Bean Noel. This fragrance oil is a must have in all your line of candles, bath and body products or even in air fresheners.

 

 

When we tested Mrs. Claus Cookies in CP soap, it did amazing! No ricing or acceleration and no separation. However, due to the high vanillin content in this oil, your products will color to a chocolate brown. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may be used to help slow this process down. This fragrance also did well in candles, and bath and body products.

Since we know Mrs. Claus cookies is awesome in soap and candles, Nature’s Garden decided to get creative and made Scented Play Dough with this yummy fragrance oil and 4 other scents! Making this play dough is not even close to being difficult. Using flour, cream of tartar, salt and vegetable oil, you got yourself an amazing base for some fun. Use some soap colorants to create cool colors, and our Christmas scented fragrance oils, including Mrs. Claus Cookies, you will have 5 different types of scented play dough in no time!

 

15 Best Designer Fragrance Oils NG Burst of Energy

15 Best Designer Fragrance Oils NG Burst of EnergyIf you love salon hair products, then you may be familiar with some of the shampoos and conditioners. Our NG Burst of Energy is an amazing version of a quite popular hair care product! A green, citrusy fragrance oil that is light and very refreshing! Compare NG Burst of Energy fragrance oil to the smell of Biolage Matrix shampoo and conditioner.

NG Burst of Energy did very well in CP soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or acceleration. There was no discoloring in our testing process. This fragrance also did well in candles and bath and body products with the scent retention staying strong!

If you enjoy making your own hair care products, we have a Curl Pop Hair Gel recipe that is a definite must try. Using flax seed to help create the gel and Epsom salts that not only will give your hair some volume but is useful in removing excess oils in your hair, you have yourself a homemade creation to give those frizzy curls some life!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Copperhue Suntan Anything that reminds me of a hot summer day is going to be my favorite fragrance oil! Natures Garden’s NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion is similar to Coppertone Suntan Lotion! Smelling of green herbs, jasmine, rose and lilac, you can imagine yourself at the beach, pool or just in your backyard, soaking up some rays and being lazy!

This fragrance oil performed perfectly in CP soap. There was no separation, ricing or accelerating and no discoloring! The scent stayed strong and true. NG Copper Hue Suntan also did well in candles and bath and body products!

If you’re looking for some summer inspiration in your candles, our Day At the Beach Candle recipe is a fun addition. Using Pillar of Bliss to create your sand and Joy Wax for the sea, you will have everybody impressed with such a simple project!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Island Fresh

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Island FreshIf you love the smell of Gain’s Island Fresh fabric softener then our NG Island Fresh fragrance oil is the way to go! A fresh air scent of jasmine, rose, greenery and lavender you will have some amazing smelling products with this fragrance oil

 

 

NG Island Fresh did well in CP soap testing. There was no ricing, discoloring or separation. However, there was some acceleration so soaping at room temperature is recommended. The scent retention was strong and true after the cure also. This fragrance oil also tested well in candles, bath and body products and also in air fresheners.

Here’s an easy way to smell up your car, your closet, your bathroom or even your locker at school! Island Fresh Air Fresheners are a quick project that takes no time at all. Create a bunch to give out to those that have a “stinky air” problem. Hang them up and you have good smells everywhere and anywhere you wish!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Rice Petals and Shea Butter

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Rice Petals and Shea ButterRice Petals & Shea Butter fragrance oil is a popular seller at Nature’s Garden. A light, sweet and spicy scent, with top notes of ozony sea water, crushed ginger root, and anise leaves.  Followed by middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower. Finally, our Rice Petals and Shea Butter scent sits on base notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood. This fragrance oil is a wonderful addition to your bath and body product line.

When we tested our Rice Petals & Shea Butter aroma in CP soap, it did accelerate some, soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. It does rice, but stick blends out, and there was no separation. No discoloration also and it had a good scent retention. Rice Petals & Shea Butter also did well in candles and bath and body products!

Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil RecipeIf you’re looking for a nice new CP soap recipe, give this Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap recipe a try. Using skin beneficial ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil, you have an easy soap that is gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated, soft and smelling sweet.

 

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Sinus Relief

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Sinus ReliefAre looking for a soothing scent to help relieve your stuffy nose? Our very best seller Sinus Relief fragrance oil is just that! Many people can’t even tell the difference between this scent and a popular brand! Eucalyptus, camphor, and mint all combine to give your sinuses a lift in the right direction.

 

Sinus Relief fragrance oil did amazing in all categories! CP soap had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring! It makes creating soap quick and easy! It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

With cold and flu season is upon us so the need for relief of stuffy noses is a must! We have an amazing recipe for Sinus Relief Bath Bomb. We’ve used peppermint leaf, and spearmint leaf to enhance the Sinus Relief fragrance oil. Pop one into a steamy, hot bath and relax while the scent helps unclog your stuffed up sinuses in no time!

 

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Vanilla Buttercream

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Vanilla ButtercreamNext, Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil quickly became a definite best seller for us! A strong scent of Tahitian Vanilla, powdered sugar and butter rum, you’re going to want a cupcake with some fluffy whipped frosting on top!

 

 

Vanilla Buttercream performed very well in CP soap testing. While there was no ricing, acceleration or separating, however, it did discolor to a chocolate brown due to the high vanillin content. We suggest using Vanilla White color stabilizer to help slow this process down. The scent retention was strong after its cure. Vanilla Buttercream also did wonderfully in candles, and bath and body products!

We created a fun, not-your-ordinary-soap recipe using Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil. Vanilla Foaming body Frosting smells like real frosting, so don’t be tempted to take a lick! Our Whipped Soap Base and some real powdered sugar is all it takes to turn you into a bath time dessert! An easy recipe to have on file!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Yeah for Yummy

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Yeah for YummyYeah for Yummy fragrance oil scents the air with fresh, sweet raspberries, strawberries and cherries.  Then, touches of tree ripe peaches squeezed with fresh lemons and essential oil of tangerine warmed by soft woods hit the air.

 

 

Yeah for Yummy did amazing on all counts. CP soap testing had no acceleration, ricing or separation.  There was also no discoloring and the scent after the cure was amazing and strong! This fragrance oil also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners!

Nature’s Garden created this sweet Foaming Sugar Scrub that will leave your skin feeling soft, moisturized and fresh! Using our Whipped Soap Base and some real sugar, this recipe couldn’t get any easier! Your skin will also be left smelling like you used the expensive brand of soap when in reality you have a homemade product that was cheaper to create than buy!

There you have it, folks! Natures Garden’s 15 best designer type fragrance oils that smell like the real thing, but aren’t. Have fun creating your own designer line of our best dupes! People want to smell like their favorites and now you can give it to them with no problems at all!

Feb
18

Nettle Leaf Uses


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nettleNettle Leaf Uses

Hey all you crafty people out there! I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Nettle leaf!! This herb is the perfect one to use in all of your new projects! T has so many wonderful uses, being most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, it can also be used for bath and body products, soap making, skin care, and even hair care! Did you know that nettle leaf can even be used to make clothing? During World War II, the Germans actually made their uniforms using nettle leaf. Archaeologists have even found perfectly preserved clothing made with nettle leaves dating back to over 2,000 years ago in China! How cool is that?

Common bath and body products that can include nettle leaf are shampoos and conditioners, lip balms, massage oils, soaps, creams, lotions, ointments, natural foot treatments, face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, facial toners, and bath tea. There are many amazing benefits for your skin when you use nettle leaves! Nettle leaf works to treat any burns you may have, and reduce any scarring from the burns, and it also cleanses oily skin. The leaves can be used to treat many skin conditions like eczema, chicken pox, insect bites, and acne, as well as working to fight the signs of aging. Even your hair can benefit from nettle leaves! They work to make the hair healthy by treating and preventing dandruff and helping to stop hair loss. They not only stop the hair loss, but also work to thicken hair as well as promoting new hair growth.

There are many fantastic medicinal benefits to using nettle leaf as well. It can be used to treat many various conditions including bronchitis, hypertension, colds, osteoarthritis, irritable bladder, diarrhea, dysentery, diabetes, painful or frequent urination, gout, rheumatism, asthma, hay fever, the flu, arthritis, inflammation, congestion, urinary tract infections, and even cancer. Specifically for men, nettle leaves can be used to treat many prostate conditions especially Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The leaves work to treat and reduce BPH, as well as stopping cell growth around the area. For women, Native Americans used nettle leaves to aid in pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Women can also use the leaves to fight anemia and fatigue, and it also works to keep hormone levels balanced. Many internal bleeding problems can be treated using nettle leaves including vaginal bleeding, stomach and lung bleeding, and even nose bleeds.

Did you know that in the UK, there is an annual World Nettle Eating Championship? The competitors in the contest actually compete just to eat as much of the raw plant as possible! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell nettle leaves and nettle leaf powder for external use only! Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is only for educational purposes! But do make sure to try out our wonderful free recipe for our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters, they are actually made with our nettle leaves! Are you still curious about this great herb? Then go check out even more nettle leaf uses in our free Nettle Leaf Class! And while we’re on that subject, go check out all the rest of our great free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy all of these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
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Cedar Wood Scent


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cedar wood fragrance oilCedar Wood Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cedar Wood scent is a delightfully relaxing scent that is sure to bring all the comforts of home with it. It is sure to remind you of many holidays and Christmases past. It will also bring many memories off curling up in front of the fireplace on a long and cold night. Thoughts of beautiful snow falls and trees covered in gorgeous white snow are sure to fill your mind. Cedar Wood scent is the perfect fragrance for any project you may want to create. It is also the perfect fragrance to use if you are looking for a unique, yet relaxing gift to give to your loved ones this holiday season!

What Does Cedar Wood Smell Like?

Cedar Wood by Nature’s Garden has base notes of musk and vanilla underneath the warm earthy scent of lovely cedar.

How Do Our Customers Use Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a wonderful way to remind yourself or your loved ones of all the comforts of snuggling up at home on Christmas, Cedar Wood is perfect for you! If you would like to use this wonderful scent for candles, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfecting in joy wax and wow wax. You can also bring the smell of fresh cedar into your home by using our Cedar Wood fragrance in some nice and strong aroma beads! It even has a 50% maximum usage rate of 50% if you would like to use this fragrance in potpourri or incense!

For bath and body products, this scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. This fragrance can be used in many common products such as perfumes, lotions, soaps, bath gels, and bath oils. Cedar Wood also has a 0% vanillin content, meaning that it will not discolor any soaps or bath and body products that you make! This all the CP soapers out there, Cedar Wood scent is just right for you! Our CP findings are: no discoloration but a slight acceleration. It also has a good scent and is a wonderful scent to blend with!

Cedar Wood is definitely the perfect scent for any projects for this upcoming holiday season. You are sure to love this fragrance in whatever project or gift you choose to you it in! It is sure to bring your friends and family and even your customers coming back for more! But just wait a minute, because it gets even better! We have many free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, but our Homemade Fire Starters just happen to be made with our Cedar Wood fragrance oil! Wondering how to get your hands on these amazing products as soon as possible? Just type “cedar wood frag” into the search bar on our site and that will take you directly to our Cedar Wood scent! On top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” Click on that and you will see the name and picture of our Homemade Fire Starters. That is a link directly to the free recipe! Be sure to enjoy these wonderful products while you are preparing for this joyous holiday season! And make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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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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