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Oct
21

Fun Fall Crafts


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Fun Fall CraftsFun Fall Crafts

There are a lot of fun characteristics of fall. Some of these including: the cooling weather, the colorful leaves, and the smell of those fresh falling leaves. Our fun fall crafts capture the attributes that one would normally associate with autumn like apples, leaves, and pumpkins. All of these crafts smell great and will change the atmosphere of anyone’s home. Whether you’re looking to make your home more autumn like or looking for a new product for your bath and body line, we got a recipe for it. Get ready to be amazed by your results!

What Makes Fall Such a Great Season?

There are many reasons why fall is a wonderful season, and I’m going to outline some here. For one, it’s pumpkin season, and you can use pumpkins to decorate almost any nook and cranny of your home. Also, carving jack-o-lanterns is a great family friendly activity for anyone to do. Clothing can also appear way more comfy to most people because sweaters and joggers are normally very comfy to wear around. You also get the chance to decorate all around your home and dress up for Halloween. Fall always gives someone the chance to show off the best of their creative side. There’s also something relaxing about listening to the sound of fallen leaves snap under your footsteps as you walk outside. On top of leaves, walking around through corn mazes and pumpkin patches is always an entertaining activity anyone would enjoy doing.

Fun Fall Crafts Spider Slime RecipeFun Fall Crafts Spider Slime Recipe

This recipe captures the true spooky nature of Halloween. Nature’s Garden’s Spider Slime Recipe features a spooky dark purple colored slime that appears to be oozing with spiders. Anyone can make this recipe, and it is not only scary but safe to play with. This recipe features our Witching Hour Fragrance Oil made up of notes of cinnamon bark, bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose. When making this recipe, you should watch how much borax solution you add, as adding to much won’t give the slime that scary, oozy consistency.

Fun Fall Crafts Black Licorice Candle RecipeFun Fall Crafts Black Licorice Candle Recipe

What’s the first thing kids think of when it comes to Halloween? Candy! This candle recipe captures the different colors of traditional licorice, which has always been a popular Halloween candy. This candy is dark, which compliments the scary dark nights of Halloween. On top of it, the Black Licorice Candle Recipe also contains a layer of dark black. The different colors in this candle are made using Nature’s Garden’s Yellow, Black, Mauve, and White Color Blocks Dyes. This candle is easy for anyone to make and will make for the perfect Halloween decor for your home.

Fun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar RecipeFun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe

Another fun thing to look forward to in Autumn, all the festive desserts! Pumpkin rolls not only taste good but are always fun to make with the family. This recipe nearly replicates the process you have to go through to create a pumpkin roll, but you are creating a bubble bar instead. Nature’s Garden’s Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe uses Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder. This natural powder is made up of a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. You add this powder to cold process soaps as well to provide it with a fragrance and color. Enjoy creating this fun recipe!

Fun Fall Crafts Green Apple Lip BalmFun Fall Crafts Green Apple Lip Balm

Autumn is the time of the year when apples begin to become ripe for the picking. Families, friends, and people of all ages travel to apple orchards every fall for picking apples. Nature’s Garden’s Green Apple Lip Balm captures the fruity essence of a green apple for your lips. This recipe is also very easy to make, and anyone can have fun making it. Our Green Apple Blast Flavoring smells very similar to the tart scent of a green apple. If you want to sweeten the lip balm, you can also add stevia.

Fun Fall Crafts Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeFun Fall Crafts Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

One of the more popular fall past times that people look forward to every year is watching football. Not only do people enjoy watching it, they also enjoy setting up viewing parties for the sport as well. Are you looking for a great decoration for your football parties, try this recipe. Our Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe looks like and smells like a football field too! This recipe uses Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil to allow the candle to smell like a freshly trimmed football field. The candle will smell so realistic, that you will think you’re standing on the field itself. This candle is also fun for anyone of any age to make. Enjoy making this candle, and impressing all your guests when they come over for the big game.

Fun Fall Crafts Caramel Apple Bath BombFun Fall Crafts Caramel Apple Bath Bomb

This recipe is just oozing with creativeness. Everyone enjoys a sticky, sweet caramel apples in the midst of the cool fall weather. Nature’s Garden’s Caramel Apple Bath Bomb is easy for anyone to create, and fun to use in the bathtub. This recipe involves two steps, making the green apple bath bomb, then making the caramel soap. The caramel gets its texture from combining both Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  The Hemp Oil M&P Soap for covering the bath bomb, and the Diamond Clear M&P Soap for giving the caramel the shiny look. You will be amazed at the outcome of this recipe, as it will look just like a real caramel apple. Have fun using this bath bomb in the tub!

Fun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb RecipeFun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe

There’s nothing more soothing in the cool, crisp Autumn weather than a hot cup of pumpkin latte. This recipe attempts to capture the warm aroma of this blended drink by blending a bunch of different scents associated with a pumpkin latte. One of the unique ingredients used is Vanilla Powder. Most lattes are usually made with frothed milk, and the vanilla powder attempts to capture the creaminess of a pumpkin latte. This recipe is really fun to use, as you can drop it in your bathtub, and it will make it look like you are bathing in a latte.

Fun Fall Crafts Witches Brew Candle RecipeFun Fall Crafts Witches Brew Candle Recipe

This candle recipe captures a fun Halloween Witch. The colors of this candle create very dark layers that work their way up to a bubbly top. The candle looks just like a cauldron and is made up of both Nature’s Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Wax and Joy Wax. As you can see, these waxes allow you to create a vibrant color. Also, Pillar of Bliss Wax has an excellent scent throw, so your candle can smell as strong as it needs to.

Fun Fall Crafts Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper RecipeFun Fall Crafts Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Nothing more terrifying than a ghost. This cute recipe recreates the image of a ghost onto your toilet paper, and turns it into an air freshener. Keep this air freshener in your bathroom to decorate it for the scary season. The scent used in this recipe is Nature’s Garden’s Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil. This fragrance features top notes of persimmon, pumpkin, and apple; followed by middle notes of elderberries, blueberries, currants, cinnamon, and orange; all finished off with base notes of sugar cane and vanilla. This fragrance uses a lot of different scents to capture all the candy smells of Halloween. The best part about this recipe is that it’s fun. Try this recipe out if you’re looking for a fun Halloween decoration for your home.

Fun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeFun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

Cheesecake is a favorite year round dessert. This fall spin on cheesecake features a Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melt Recipe that captures the aroma of a fresh cheesecake. The hint of pumpkin with cheesecake is a scent that will make your house smell amazing. This recipe uses Joy Wax to create the whipped wax frosting that you see on the wax tarts. After the frosting is applied to the wax tarts, Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder is then applied to the top of the frosting.  Use these wax melts in a wax melter, and watch your home smell just like a pumpkin pie cheesecake. Yum!

Fun Fall Crafts Apple Dumpling Air Freshener RecipeFun Fall Crafts Apple Dumpling Air Freshener Recipe

Apple dumplings are a very delicious fall time dessert. You can serve apple dumplings with ice cream. This unique recipe uses Aroma Beads – Sachet Beads to capture the aroma of Natures Garden’s Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. This recipe also uses golden mica dust and yellow liquid candle dye to give the beads their color. You won’t believe the wonderful aroma that this air freshener will give off when you are done. Place this in any room of your home to make it smell like an authentic apple dumpling. The best part about this recipe, you can make a lot of these air fresheners and place them all over your home. We hope you enjoy the aroma of this recipe!

Fun Fall Crafts Fragrance Autumn Woods Fragrance OilFun Fall Crafts Fragrance Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil

There are a lot of different crafts that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil captures many scents of fall including blackberries, pine, cedar wood, eucalyptus and many more. You can use this fragrance in our candle recipes as well as bath and body product recipes. A recipe created at Nature’s Garden that uses this fragrance oil is Autumn Leaves Potpourri. You aren’t limited to our recipes though, you can come up with your own recipes using the amounts that we designate on our website. The creativity is completely up to you.

Fun Fall Crafts Fragrance Caramel FragranceFun Fall Crafts Fragrance Caramel Fragrance

Caramel fragrance is a great fragrance to make crafts with because there’s a lot of scents you can mix it with. For example, we have used this fragrance oil in our Caramel Apple Bath Bomb Recipe and our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe. Don’t limit yourself to our recipes. You can come up with your own fall themed recipes at home. Try mixing this fragrance oil with other fragrances, and see what you can come up with.

One of the fun fall crafts that a lot of people enjoy doing is apple picking. Here, I will talk about some of the best apple orchards that are available in the United States for picking apples. This article, Best Apple Orchards in the United States, outlines some of the best orchards based on size, available events, and treats that are available to eat. According to the article, the best orchard in the United States is Willowbrook Apple Farm in Oak Glen, California. There are also many activities featured here like hard pressing your own cider, mini horses, and eating caramel apples. Other orchards offer other food venues and many more fun fall activities that anyone would enjoy. Give this article a read, and share what you believe makes the best apple orchards in the United States.

Apr
12

Candy Corn Fragrance Oil


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Candy Corn Fragrance OilCandy Corn Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Candy Corn Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the sweet, buttery smell of the classic Fall candy. Did you know? When candy corn was first sent into production, the company making it called it chicken feed!  This name was given to the chewy treat because the individual pieces resembled dried kernels of corn.  The pieces are roughly 3 times larger than a real kernel of corn.  It wasn’t until years later when a new company purchased the candy corn product that its new name was branded.  Candy Corn is everywhere around Halloween time, which makes this fragrance instantly recognizable.  If you’re looking to build your Fall line or create some delicious-smelling, unique Halloween products, Candy Corn Fragrance Oil is definitely a must-have!

What Does Candy Corn Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil is a mix of warm vanilla candy with top notes of butter.  These notes rest on a very subtle down of almond.

How Do Our Customers Use Candy Corn Fragrance Oil?

Enjoy a Halloween harvest classic with Candy Corn fragrance oil.  Customers love creating room scenting projects with this fall fragrance oil.  Room scenting recipes can blend up to 50% of this fragrance oil into products such as oils for burners, homemade reed diffusers, and potpourri.  This candy fragrance can also be used to handcraft strongly scented aroma beads.  If you are looking to create homemade candles or tarts, you can use Candy Corn Fragrance Oil up to 10%. This includes vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  In our testing, this childhood scent performed extremely in our Pillar of Bliss Wax, which is a wax used in homemade wax melts and homemade pillar candles.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend making a three-layered candle with the colors of orange, yellow, and white.  If you make wax tarts, we recommend the same.  We have even created a Candy Corn Clamshell Recipe demonstrating this technique.  This coloring suggestion can be accomplished by using either liquid candle dye or small amounts of color blocks.

Candy Corn Fragrance Oil can even be used in your bath and body products.  Both soap and bath oils were found to smell great when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Whether you make homemade melt and pour soap or cp soap, you can use 5% fragrance oil.  We have even shown exactly how this fragrance oil performs in CP Soap.  Make sure you check out our Cold Process Soap Testing Results Video.  This sweet fragrance oil had a good scent retention in cured soap and discolored to a light brown. Using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can help correct some of this discoloration, but you will need to test.  The soap experienced no ricing and no separation.  There was no acceleration. If you wish to color your your soap or bath products, we would recommend using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.

Customers also incorporate Candy Corn Fragrance Oil into other scented projects.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this warm fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions perform very well also. We recommend adhering to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  You can even create homemade cleaning products.  These types of projects also perform well when a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Apr
06

Black Licorice Fragrance Oil


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Black Licorice Fragrance OilBlack Licorice Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Licorice Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a true-to-name licorice scent.  Unmistakable (and at Halloween time, seemingly unavoidable), the aroma of black licorice is a combination of sugar and the extract of the root of the liquorice plant.  This extract is sometimes substituted or combined with anise and fennel extracts.  In most of the world, the term licorice (or liquorice) refers to the liquorice root flavored black candy you see pictured.  In the United States, this is frequently distinguished from similarly-produced chewy candies by referring to it as “Black” Licorice.  Chances are, you know someone who loves, or hates, black licorice (there really doesn’t seem to be an in-between).  We are confident that you will love Black Licorice Fragrance Oil!

What Does Black Licorice Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This perfect-for-Halloween fragrance oil is a true to name Black Licorice scent.  It is distinct, sharp, and sure to catch the attention of some of our more traditionally sweet-toothed customers!

How Do Our Customers Use Black Licorice Fragrance Oil?

Our customers create delicious-smelling room scenting products with this fragrance oil.  Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in projects like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use Black Licorice Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable wax and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in Soy Wax.  This fragrance is gel wax compatible, so get ready to make some creative candles!  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend eight drops of black liquid candle dye.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Black Licorice Fragrance Oil can also be incorporated into your bath and body products.  Bath gels and oils were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of up to 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Soap makers can use up to 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil exhibited a strong scent retention and no discoloration.  The soap experienced no ricing and no separation.  This soap did not accelerate.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, we recommend using black soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products, as it is not body safe.

Customers also incorporate Black Licorice Fragrance Oil into many other products.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this candy fragrance when a maximum of up to 5% fragrance oil is used.  You can also scent your own lotions, which adhere to a 4% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

If you are looking for a perfect fragrance to add to your Halloween line, look no further.  Black Licorice is a classic Halloween candy and a great selling Halloween fragrance oil!

Oct
22

Monster Cookies


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monster eye cookiesMonster Cookies

Hello all! Are you getting ready for the Halloween season? Do you have your house decked out with all kinds of scary ghosts and monsters? Are you looking for a new way to spend the Halloween season with the kiddos besides trick or treating? Try our new Monster Cookies! Yes, we know they are actual food items and really don’t have anything to do with candles or herbs or soaps, but come on. Do you see how adorable these are? How could we resist making these scary little guys? You definitely won’t be able to either! We absolutely adore them and we’re sure you and your kids will too!

Monster Cookies Ingredients:

2 Eggs

2 Boxes of Yellow Cake Mix

2 Softened Bars of 8oz. Cream Cheese

1 Tsp. of Vanilla

1 Cup of Softened Butter

Green Food Coloring

Powdered Sugar

Candy Eye Balls

 

Directions:

First, combine the butter, vanilla, eggs, and cream cheese into a bowl and then mix it all together until it is a fluffy consistency.

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After it reaches the fluffy consistency, add the cake mix to your mixture.

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After adding the cake mix, add as much green food coloring as you want until you are satisfied with the color.

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Mix everything together thoroughly and then let the mixture chill for about half an hour.

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When the half an hour is over, roll the dough into individual balls.

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Once you have finished making the dough into balls, dip each one into a bowl of powdered sugar.

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Your oven should be heated to 350 degrees. When it is at the correct temperature, put the cookies in the oven and bake them for about ten to twelve minutes.

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After the cookies are thoroughly baked, create your monsters! Use the eyes as much as you want, wherever you want on the cookies! Just have fun with it!

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Monster Cookies are sure to be a treat you and the kiddos will absolutely love! They are such an easy and fun way to spend time with your own little monsters, and they are a delicious delight! These fantastic yummy monsters are great for Halloween parties as well! Monster Cookies will definitely be a delectable way to celebrate the scariest day of the year. Remember our free recipe for those adorable Monster Bath Cookies? I’m sure the kids loved those and were completely heartbroken that they couldn’t chow down on the spooky little guys. Well Monster Eye Cookies are the perfect way to heal those broken hearts! What are you waiting for? You have to try these wonderful cookies as soon as possible!

Are you still looking for other fun ways to celebrate Halloween as well? In need of some new or spooky recipes? Not only do we have the Monster Bath Cookies, we offer many other free Halloween recipes as well! How about our Monster Snot Soap Jelly? Or our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly? Or even our Spider Venom Soap Jelly? You can also just check out all of our free classes and recipes! Have fun! Please contact us with any questions or thoughts you may have, and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Aug
29

Monster Snot Soap Jelly


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slide9Monster Snot Soap Jelly

 

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

 

 

Ingredients:

69 grams of SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

187 grams of warm distilled water

4 grams of Optiphen

12 grams of Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil

Blue Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

Yellow Da Bomb FD&C Soap Dye

8oz Clear Bullet Bottle

One 24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8oz Clear PET Jars

Black Dome Lid 70/400

One thermometer

Rubbing Alcohol

Googly Eyes

 

Directions:

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

 

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

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

 

Oct
11

Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe


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Jenny1Here at Natures Garden, we are currently having an employee challenge.  For this spotlight challenge, we have asked each staff member to choose one of their favorite Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and create a project pertaining to that fragrance.  

Yet, another week has passed and we all know what that means!  It is time to get super excited to see this week’s Spotlight Creation.  Jenny, who has only worked for Natures Garden a few months, was the lucky Natures Garden employee selected for this week, and her spotlight creation is cleverly called “Berry Bewitching Bath Brew“.

Jenny is no newbie when it comes to crafting.  She enjoys spending her free time using jewelry crafting as her creative outlet.  Although, she enjoys beaded jewelry; her passion involves making jewelry with glamorous gemstones- adding a little bling to life.Bath-Brew1

When she is not designing beautiful jewelry, Jenny likes to spend time with her family.  Jenny is a newly married wife and also has a daughter.  She and her husband Scott will be celebrating their 1st year anniversary this Sunday.

Jenny, who has the sign Cancer, enjoys being outdoors.  She is a nature lover and animal lover too!

When it comes to leisure time, Jenny enjoys reading.  Her favorite author right now is Dan Brown.  Jenny thinks he is a great author because it’s a combo of “history, mystery, and a little bit of action.  It’s fun.”  Besides Dan Brown books, she has quite a collection of books in her personal library-sci fi, horror, and mystery.  But, she has a special liking for culture, history, and especially genealogy.

Jenny also enjoys listening to cultured music, and is patiently waiting for the new season of The Walking Dead to start.

Jenny loves the color purple and when it comes to Jenny’s life motto she reinvented an age ole adage:  “Knowledge is empowerment!”

For complete instructions for Jenny’s Spotlight Creation, click here or view it under Natures Garden’s free classes and recipes section of the website.