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Jan
29

25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes


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25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes

Have you always wanted to make your own bath bombs, but didn’t know what main ingredients go into them? There aren’t as many ingredients that create a fizzy, delightful bath bomb than you many think. The primary ingredients that mix together that create the fizzy effect that you see are Baking Soda and Citric Acid. After you add these two ingredients, you can add any body safe fragrance oil of your choice from Nature’s Gardens’ vast collection. If you want color to your bath bomb, you can also proceed to add drops of FUN Soap Colorant to your mixture as well. Listed below are 25 DIY bath bomb recipes that are different versions of this main concept.

 

Black Cherry Bath Bomb RecipeBlack Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe

The Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe is interesting in which it uses 100% natural beet root powder to get the red color that you see. The beet root powder even leaves traces of red specs on the bath bomb that can resemble that of bits of cherry. This bath bomb smells amazing when it’s fizzing in your bathtub. The strong Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil that this bath bomb uses creates a full aroma in your bathroom when used. This bath bomb is also easy to assemble when you are putting it together as well.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb RecipeBubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are a fan of a bunch of bubbles in your bathtub, then the Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe is just for you. This bath bomb is made into two distinct layers of bright orange and neon red. This bath bomb uses Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil to create its scent. This fruity aroma smells great for also giving your bathroom a fresh smell when you get out of the tub. This recipe also uses 100% natural papaya leaf powder to give your bath bomb that soothing natural feel.

 

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCamouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Kids are always attracted to playing with little toy soldiers. The Camouflage  Bath Bomb Recipe brings that same excitement to the bathtub. This bath bomb uses your standard 4 shades of army green to create the same visual appeal in the bathtub. On top of the army colors, you also can hide a cute little army soldier in the bath bomb for your kids to be surprised with!

 

Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies RecipeChocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here’s a fun Valentine’s gift idea for you to get your significant other. These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies are supposed to resemble chocolate covered truffles sprinkled in heart sprinkles. These amazing bath fizzies use Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil which will provide that chocolaty aroma that your significant other will fall in love with. On top of that, these bath fizzies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Try this simple bath fizzies recipe out for yourself and give your significant other a gift you know they’ll love.

 

Cotton Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

When you go to the fair, nothing excites you more than the smell of sweets hovering in the air. One of my favorite sweets is cotton candy, and it tastes just as good as it smells. The Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe not only smells just like cotton candy but gives off the same visual aesthetics as it too! This colorful candy affect is created by crumbling in blue and pink bath bomb dough into a mixture of white. Then, you mix these two colors together until you begin to see it evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. Doesn’t it just look fun?

 

Cow Pie Bath Bomb RecipeCow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe

When you think of a barn, you think of cows. That’s what this fun, down to earth Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe attempts to bring to your bathroom. This bath bomb is a fun way to incorporate the color of cows into your bathtub while you get clean. The brown spots on this bath bomb resemble that of spots on a cow. This bath bomb uses Hayride Fragrance Oil that uses sweet balsam combined with smooth vetiver and cedarwood to create a fresh experience. Your kid will also get a kick out of the colors too!

 

Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeFish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

Where do fish belong? They belong in the water, as well as this crafty Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe that we created here at Nature’s Garden. This bath fizzy incorporates the deep blue color of water, with fun tropical color varieties to resemble little fish swimming in it. On top of the little fish, this bath bomb also contains a fun, small plastic fish that your kids can play with in the water as well. This bath bomb will also turn your water into an amazing, deep blue color. Give this product a try with your kids and see how much fun they will have.

 

Rose Petal Bath Bomb RecipeRose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more romantic than the sight of red rose petals floating on top of your bath water. This romantic Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe also makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift idea as well. There is even a warm glow created in the bath bomb from adding 24k Gold Mica Dust and Diamond Dust Mica Dust. On top of the mica dust, there is also 100% natural rose hip powder added into this recipe too, so you can get all the relaxing benefits of using natural ingredients.

 

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeFreshly Ground Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

There’s something about the smell of coffee in the morning that makes anyone’s day start off good. This Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe uses both a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden and fresh coffee grounds to create a full embodied coffee aroma for your bathtub. Compared to the 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, there are also benefits to soaking in coffee grounds. One of these benefits include smoothing and softening of the skin.

 

Golden Clover Bath Bomb RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s a recipe that will stand out in any crowd with its shiny golden gleam. The Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe is perfect for those who like to add a little shininess into their lifestyles. This bath bomb creates its shininess by using Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and mixes that yellow coloring with 24k Golden Mica Dust. These bath bombs will also leave a cool shimmering shine on your skin, and leaving it feeling silky smooth. Try this cool jewel out for yourself.

 

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

These Green Apple Candy Bath Bombs have both Neon Green and Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorants that give them amazing color. On top of their great green color, these bath bombs also use a nice tart, fruity Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. Try this bath bomb in your bathtub and allow the green colored bath salts to dissolve into your water. These bath salts do more than look cool, they will also help to relax any soreness in your muscles as well.

 

Green Tea Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Tea Bath Bomb Recipe

Green Tea is the perfect herbal drink to use for relieving soreness in your throat, so why not also use it in a bath bomb too. The Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe uses both Green Tea Powder and naturally cut and sifted green tea leaves. To even take it up a notch further and add more green to this bath bomb, we also use French Green Clay in the recipe as well. This bath bomb will have your bathtub looking and smelling like it’s filled with green tea.

 

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb RecipeDinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe

If you want a colorful bath bomb that your kids will enjoy, then this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe is just for you. This bath bomb is constructed into different layers like an egg, with a fun colorful touch to each layer. In the center of this bath bomb egg is a baby plastic dinosaur that your kid will enjoy playing with. To add to these fun colors, this bath bomb also uses Nature’s Gardens’ Bermuda Triangle’s Fragrance Oil.

 

Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb RecipeHawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe

Nothing more relaxing than sitting and tanning on the beaches of Hawaii. The Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe incorporates all the scents that you associate with this tropical paradise. There are two distinct layers to this bath bomb, and it uses both lemon and orange powder in the recipe. These natural powders add a touch of tropical fruit to the bath bomb.

 

 

Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Sage and lavender are the two different herbs that are used in this bath bomb. Lavender is usually used as a sleep enhancer, and sage is used for reducing stress and anxiety. This Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe is great to use in the bathtub to help alleviate all these symptoms. So, after a long day in the office, try coming home and soaking in one of these bath bombs to feel rejuvenated again.

 

 

Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb RecipeLumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe

Coal has a good skin softening quality to it that is wonderful to use on the skin. This Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe uses Activated Charcoal Powder to give the user the natural feel to their skin. On top of the benefits from the charcoal powder, you also get additional benefits from using black Himalayan salt in the bath bomb too. So, see how easy it is to make this bath bomb, and reap in the benefits.

 

 

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

A mojito is a Cuban cocktail that consists of 5 different ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. This Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe tries to recreate a mojito by first off using cut spearmint leaf to capture the minty accent. Then, afterwards the notes of the mojito come from using Mojito Fragrance Oil. This bath bomb is sure to add a festive splash to your bath.

 

 

Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb RecipeOrange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

This bath bomb is a match made in heaven. There is no better combination than orange and vanilla cream. This sweet Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe uses both vanilla powder and orange peel powder to create this amazing combination. On top of that, Nature’s Garden has a Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil that tops this bath bomb off with enhanced scents.

 

 

Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipePeeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

With Easter coming up, this Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb Recipe makes for the perfect gift to put in anyone’s Easter basket. There are many different colored peeps that you make with this recipe from your vibrant, bright yellow to your darker blue. This recipe is fun for children to make around Easter time too!

 

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb RecipePink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Pink Himalayan sea salt is the perfect mineral to use for calming your mind. When infused with bath water, the salt from the Pink Salt Bath Bomb will also work well to soothe your muscles. You can also make this bath bomb as a gift too!

 

 

 

 

Rose Bath Bomb RecipeRose Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s another really cool rose infused bath bomb that’s great for a romantic experience. The Rose Bath Bomb Recipe packs a bunch of rose petals and buds into the top of the bath bomb, and just lets them float out onto the bath water. Try this bath bomb as a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other.

 

 

 

Rose Petal Bath Fizzy RecipeRose Petal Bath Fizzy Recipe

Here’s another Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe that uses real rose petals. The only difference is, is that this one has two distinctly colored layers. One is a pink layer, and another one is a white layer that houses the rose petals.

 

 

 

Sandalwood Bath Bomb RecipeSandalwood Bath Bomb Recipe

Sandalwood is an aromatic type of wood that retains its scents for up to years. This Sandalwood Bath Bomb Recipe incorporates the scent of sandalwood and brings it out in your bathing experience. Like a few of the 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, this complex bath bomb contains a lot of natural minerals that are excellent for your skin.

 

 

 

Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb RecipeSangria Shimmer Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s another great bath bomb recipe that incorporates many different fruity notes into bath bomb that is sure to entice all of your senses. The Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb even uses sparkly mica to make it shimmer better in the water and allows it to stand out. Enjoy using and making this bath bomb, as it can bring a sense of festiveness to your bathtub.

 

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeSinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than clogged sinuses. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe contains many natural herbs and powders that are known to help drain out sinus pressure. This bath bomb is wonderful to have around during the bad parts of Winter and Spring.

 

 

 

After talking about these 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, let’s narrow down and talk about different uses of citric acid which is a key ingredient in bath bombs.  “15 things to make with citric acid that you can eat, drink and have fun with!” is a fun article that I found that give’s more uses for citric acid that you can try for yourself. One of the crafts that is mentioned in this article is Tangy Lemon Frozen Yogurt. This recipe sounded like it was to die for, as the citric acid adds more flavor to this recipe. And if you enjoyed Pop Rocks as a kid, this article also gives a fun recipe for homemade pop rock candy. Give this article a read and find some fun things to do with your left over citric acid.

Dec
09

Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance


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Blackberry Bling Bling FragranceBlackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden puts the bling in bling bling.  Bling Bling is a slang term popularized in the hip hop culture.  It actually has several different definitions most of which consist of words such as expensive, ostentatious, high class and flashy all of which normally refer to clothes or fashionable jewelry or similar expensive objects made of metal or other shiny materials.  Bling bling has also been used to describe other worldly possessions such as cell phones and cars.  For example, when used to show off one’s fancy items, one might say “he or she is bling blingin’ now!”.  Jay Z and Jermaine Dupri were the first to use this term back in 1998 in the song “Money Ain’t a Thang”, but Cash Money Millionaires made it popular with with the song “Bling Bling” in 1999.

What Does Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This spicy and sparkling aroma is combination of juicy blackberries and bright citrus perfectly blended with fresh herbs.

An NG Original Fragrance! 

Top Notes:  blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, blood orange
Mid Notes:  pineapple, apple, pear, sage, basil
Base Notes:  bamboo leaves, lily, jasmine, clove

How Do Our Customers Use Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil? 

There are several different ways you can make your home smell amazing with this blackberry scent.  Cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%. And with potpourri and incense, the maximum usage is 50%.  When using Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil for room scenting with aroma beads, the fragrance is nice and strong.

If your passionate about making homemade soap making as well as bath and body products, the maximum usage is 5%.  The results of our cold process soap testing showed perfect pour with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  The scent retention is strong and it discolors to a light beige.  This lovely scent also performs perfectly in perfumes.

Homemade candles maximum usage is 10%.  Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in wow wax, joy wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

Coloring Suggestions:  Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil

For homemade bath and body products such as soap, bath oils, and bath gels, we suggest using purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Never use candle dye in any body products.

For homemade candles, we suggest using 5 drops of purple liquid color dye and 1 drop of black liquid dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

To get your hands on this high quality fragrance, just type “blackberry bling bling” into the search bar on our site.  The Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil page with pop up and you order immediately!

 

 

 

Sep
03

Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance


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Apple Pecan Sage FragranceApple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Again, another amazing apple aroma. After some brief research on Wikipedia, I can tell you that “pecan” comes from a Native American word meaning ‘a nut that requires a stone to crack.’ No stones needed to open this fragrance oil. (There’s a lot of cool information on that pecan page; learn something new!) Pecans, much like our friend the almond, are drupes- not technically nuts- but in my experience, the more you try to convince someone you’re not nuts, the more nuts you seem. The important part is that the nutty scent of pecans goes well with apples and spicy sage. Sage is a natural deodorizer and has many additional uses that you can read about in our Sage Class. (Our fragrance oil is for smelling purposes only- but we do sell sage leaf, sage incense smudging wands, and white sage leaves for all of your sage needs!)

 What Does Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of sweet, freshly picked apples with aromatic spices and a wonderful nutty flavor.

Top:  Apple, Pear, Banana
Mid:  Cinnamon, Sage, Clove, Cardamom
Base:   Pecan, Vanilla

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil?

They create candles! This spicy, nutty, apple aroma performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage of this spicy sweet scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin waxes is 10%. Our coloring recommendations for candles are to use four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of red color block in your melted wax. (Coloring with crayons will clog your wick; don’t do it!)

They make savory soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this bountiful bouquet in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. Our cold process soap testing results found that CP soap made with this fragrance had perfect pour with plenty of time to play. (I smell swirls!) There was no ricing, no acceleration, and slight oil separation, but it absorbs back into the soap. The scent stays very strong, and the soap discolors to a brown color. This might be due to the fact that this full-bodied fruit fragrance has a vanillin content of 3% (but truthfully, over 40 ingredients can cause discoloration). Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla. Testing will need to be done by the customer with all fragrances they choose. Our coloring recommendations for bath and body products made with this awesome apple aroma are to use red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.

How about lotions and perfumes? The maximum recommended usage percentage of this savory scent in perfumes and lotions is 5%. It was found to perform perfectly in perfumes.

And room scents? Sure! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this autumn aura in incense and potpourri is 50%. It comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

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
05

Uses for Sage


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uses for sageUses for Sage

Hello everyone! Are you into crafting or making new projects? Are you just looking for something new to try or maybe a new product to intrigue your customers with? Have you ever used sage in any of your products? If you haven’t, you need to get on that! Sage is such an awesome product, and there are so many different species and uses for sage! Sage can be used for so many different products and industries like soaping, bath and body products, skin care, hair, cosmetics, medicinal purposes, and even foods and beverages! White sage was even used by the Native Americans for smudging ceremonies to cleanse people of negative energies, relax the body and clear the mind!

There are so many different uses for sage. It can be used in many different bath and body products such as lotions, creams, ointments, eye pillows, bath bombs, scrubs, bath teas, facial masks, incense, and shampoos and conditioners. When used in these products, it bring many skin care benefits like making the skin look lighter and younger, treating cold sores, stimulating new cell growth, improving blood circulation, reducing redness and treating signs of aging. It is also great for hair care because it stops hair loss, stops premature graying, and it bring better blood flow to the scalp. When used for soaping, sage relieves itchy skin and works as an astringent. Sage is also a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. It helps to eliminate body odor and dry up perspiration. It also helps to reduce overproduction of saliva.

When used for all of its medicinal purposes, the many species of sage have many different benefits. Lyreleaf sage for example is used to treat colds, coughs, and diarrhea while scarlet sage is used to treat diabetes. Hummingbird sage is used as a sedative and baby sage can treat fevers. Pineapple sage has been used as an antidepressant, has anti anxiety properties, and helps to lower blood pressure. Common sage, or otherwise known as kitchen sage is great for women. It helps to treat the pain caused by menstrual cramps, regulate blood flow, and reduce menopausal hot flashes. However pregnant women should avoid it as it stimulates the muscles of the uterus and could cause a miscarriage.

There are even uses for sage for culinary purposes! Sage tea is great for relieving the itching caused by poison ivy and sage is also used in pork casserole, Derby cheese, and Lincolnshire sausages! Are you wondering how to get this awesome product? Well just type “sage” into the search bar on our site and it will show you many different options including our Sage Smudge Incense Wand, our Cut and Sifted Sage Leaves, and our Whole Leaves of White Sage. It will also show you some of our great free recipes like our Lavender Sage Bath Bombs or our Blackberry Sage Soap recipe! Make sure to try out all of these amazing products! Did you know you can even freeze sage and use it in ice cubes? How much more amazing can this product get? Make sure to try it as soon as you can! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts or questions you may have, and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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