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Dec
05

Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project


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Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap ProjectHoliday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project

Natures Garden has come up with a brand new recipe for all of our customers to try out this Christmas season! We love this time of the year because there are many different recipes we all can make, that our Christmas fragrances add the perfect touch to. This Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project will throw you right in the spirit of Christmas. Creating new ideas and finding crafts that are going to excite and inspire people is always a goal of ours. This is especially important around the holiday season, at a time of giving to the people you care about most. People are constantly searching for interesting gifts to give to family and friends, which homemade crafts provide the perfect fix for!  We hope that this unique melt and pour soap can be the inspiration you have been looking for. It is super fun to make and will provide you with 32 soap ribbons! Let’s go ahead and get started with this project.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
13 x 9″ Pan
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapDiamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the red soap portion. We will need to weigh out the 456 grams of the Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base of ours is made up of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized, double distilled, coconut oil. These ingredients give excellent qualities to this soap. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture that is naturally made, soap that contains glycerin in it is gentler on the skin than other types of soap are, and it is great for more dry and sensitive skin.

Coconut oil contains many healthy saturated fats, it is a natural anti-fungal product, and it is also naturally anti-bacterial. Another great property of coconut oil is that it is highly moisturizing, which makes it a popular ingredient in soap and lip balm. Natures Garden also sells Coconut Oil 76 along with Fractionated Coconut Oil, both of which are used in several of our other homemade recipes. Also, if you really enjoy the scent of coconut, you might want to check out the coconut-related fragrance oils that we carry. Some of these are Coconut Cream Pie, Creamy Coconut, and Natures Garden Coconut Vanilla Type

Melting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance OIlMelting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that we have discussed some of the properties of this soap base, we can begin melting it to make our soap. Melt the 456 grams that we measured out. You can melt the soap in either a microwave or using a double boiler. After the soap has completely melted, the next ingredient we are going to be using is the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Weigh out 23 grams of it and add that to the melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. 

holiday pomegrante fragrance oilThis Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil has definitely been a popular scent in the products and crafts that we have been creating for this holiday season. The other recipes that we have used it in so far are the Holiday Pomegranate Candle, Holiday Air Freshener, and the Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap. As with many others, this fragrance oil is versatile to use in many types of products. We have been using it so much because it smells so delicious! It contains an arrangement of pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, sparkling citrus, sheer musk, iris, jasmine, red cassis, and finally, sandalwood. It brings together all of these elements in a way that makes it a great ingredient to add to Christmas products!

Making the Red Portion of the SoapMaking the Red Portion of the Soap

Stir the melted soap and Holiday Pomegranate fragrance oil mixture together to incorporate them before moving on. Next, add 35 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant. Additionally, use a toothpick to add just a tiny amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant. Fully stir it together until it is completely red, without any streaks of white.

Allowing the Soap to Set UpAllowing the Soap to Set Up

Next, we are going to pour the red soap onto one of the two pans. In order to release any air bubbles, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. When it has had approximately twenty minutes to set up, you can then remove it from the pan. However, the time that it takes for the soap to set up may vary, depending on different conditions. If the temperature of the room that you are working in is too hot or too cold, set up time could be affected. Another factor that may affect set up time is the temperature at which you poured it. When you are removing it from the pan, it should still be warm to the touch at that point.

Creating the Red Strips For Your SoapCreating the Red Strips For Your Soap

For the next step, we are going to place the red soap onto a cutting board. Place it in front of you horizontally. Then, using a knife that you have, begin slicing the soap into vertical strips. Cut them so that they are all about ¼ inch wide. Use and cut the entire portion of the red that you have made, since we are going to have some of them left over. Set them to the side for now and we will come back to them in a later step. 

Preparing the Green Portion of the SoapPreparing the Green Portion of the Soap

Grab your second pan for this next step. It is time for us to prepare the green portion of this holiday ribbon melt and pour soap! Once again, you will need to weigh out 456 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, in exactly the same way as before, melt it down. Once the soap has completely melted, we are going to repeat another step from earlier. Measure out and add 23 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. You can stir it together to incorporate it before adding the colorants. Then, add 20 drops of the neon green FUN soap color along with 3 drops of the Kelly Green FUN soap colorant. Once again, we used a toothpick to add just a small amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are fully combined. 

Setting Up the Green SoapSetting Up the Green Soap

Next, pour the green soap onto one of your pans. Spray with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to remove the soap from the pan when it has setup but is still warm to the touch. Once again, this will take approximately 20 minutes. However, setup time can vary depending on the temperature that you poured as well as the temperature of the room you are working in.

Slicing the Green Soap into StripsSlicing the Green Soap into Strips

Once again, after you have removed the soap from your pan, place the soap on a cutting board. Have it facing horizontally in front of you. Then, just as before, we are going to slice it into vertical strips that are about ¼ inch wide. They should look exactly the same as the red strips we cut previously.

Making the White Portion of the SoapMaking the White Portion of the Soap

Now, we can prepare the last portion of our holiday ribbon melt and pour soap project. This will be the white portion of the soap, which will follow very similar steps as the red and green soap portions did. However, instead of using the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, we are going to be using the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Start by weighing out 655 grams. Once it has melted, add 32 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Incorporate everything together by stirring. 

This base is unscented with no Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), or any other added detergents. The ingredients in this base are glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, and sodium myristate,. It also contains coconut oil (cocoa nucifera), palm oil (elaeis guineensis), sunflower oil (helianthus annus), purified water, mango butter (mangifera indica), and titanium dioxide. Mango butter has several beneficial properties to it such as soothing and softening the skin. Eczema and dryness of the skin can be helped by mango butter. Additionally, it cleanses the surface of the skin from blemishes or impurities, and helps to unclog pores. 

Spraying the Strips of SoapSpraying the Strips of Soap

At this time, you will need one of your empty pans and the red and green strips that we previously created. Place the strips in the pan, leaving about ¼ inch gaps in between each. The soap is going to be white in color where the ¼ inch gaps are when we are finished pouring. Due to this, it does not matter how you choose to lay down your strips. You can lay them in whatever order you would like. We created variations when making this recipe. Some of our ribbon soap simply had green and white lines, while others had only red and white lines. We also created some with both green and red strips, as you can see in the picture. How you choose to do it is completely up to you! Once you have your strips laid out on the pan how you would like them to be, spray the soap strips in the pan with rubbing alcohol. This will help to ensure that they will adhere to the white soap we are about to pour on top of them. 

Incorporating the White SoapIncorporating the White Soap

Then, we are going to finish off our strips by adding the white portion. Pour the melted soap into the pan where you have left the gaps in between the green and red. These gaps will be filled by the white soap and will eventually harden. Once you have done this, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles again. Just as you have before, remove the soap from the pan while it is still warm to the touch. Make sure that it has had enough time to set up. When it is at this stage, the strip will still be flexible, which makes it much easier to work with. This flexibility is essential for the final step, so the timing is very important.

Slicing and Bending the Finished ProductSlicing the Finished Product

For this next step, quickly and carefully slice the soap the way that we did for the green and red strips. However, this time we want to have eight strips. Once you have cut them, trim around the edges to remove any excess or jagged pieces. 

 

 

Shaping the Ribbon Soap

For the final step in creating this holiday ribbon candy project, we are going to bend the strips of soap. We created a zig zag texture to resemble ribbon candy. The shape of this soap makes it that much cuter! Allow enough time for it to finish cooling down before use.

As we mentioned earlier, you are going to notice that you still have left over green and red strips of soap. All you have to do is simply repeat the steps, beginning when you make the portion for the white soap. This way, you can find a way to utilize the remaining strips and avoid any waste. It is also a great idea to use all of the extra pieces that you can make as a gift for someone this holiday season! We ended up having enough strips to create a total of four pans of striped soap! This will obviously vary depending on how thick you decided to cut your strips of green and red soap. 

After you have made as much soap as you would like to, your Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project is now ready to be used! We hope that you enjoyed making this new and fun holiday themed product! If this soap making recipe has you hungry for the real thing, you can find it at the Vermont Country Store!

Feb
23

Uses for Elderflowers


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elderflowersUses for Elderflowers

What comes to mind with the word “elderflowers?” Maybe elderberries and some delicious elderberry pie? Or even some beautiful flowers? Well, either answer would be completely correct! Elderflowers are actually the flowers that come from the elder tree, the plant that gives us yummy elderberries! Elderflowers can actually do a lot more than just look pretty, they can be used for culinary purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products, soap making, candle making, and they are best known for their many medicinal purposes! Did you know that branches of the elder tree can even be used to make musical instruments?

Common bath and body products that can include elderflowers are bath bombs, facial toners, lotions, ointments, creams, soaps, aftershaves, bath teas, and natural herbal water recipes. Elderflowers can bring many amazing benefits to your hair. When used for hair care, elderflowers work to keep the hair hydrated, detangle the hair, and make it feel smooth and silky. When elderflowers are used for their many skin care benefits they work to lift dirt and oils from your pores, even the skin tone, improve the complexion, heal bruises and burns, balance out any excess oils, and stop break outs. Elderflowers can even be used to reduce inflammation, and it is believed that they can even fade freckles!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using elderflowers. In traditional Chinese medicine, they are dissolved in wine and used to treat many traumatic injuries and rheumatism. Elderflowers can be used to strengthen the mucus membrane of the respiratory tract, which helps to reduce symptoms of hay fever and increase allergy resistance. Did you know that elderflowers can even help to prevent cancer? The flowers actually contain many powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help to protect the body from free radical damage. These radicals can damage cell production, which causes many problems, including increasing the risk of cancer. An elderflower infusion can be used as treatment for the flu, fever, colds, and inflamed and sore eyes, while elderflower tea has been used as a way to help purify the blood. Elderflowers can also be used as a diuretic, working as a powerful laxative and helping to relieve constipation. They even help to increase urine production. There are many other conditions that can be treated using elderflowers as well including diarrhea, diabetes, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, toothaches, asthma, shortness of breath, laryngitis, swine flu, catarrh, stomachaches, reducing blood sugar, and they can even be used to help stop bleeding.

Don’t forget to check out all of our free classes and recipes! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell elderflowers for external use only! This blog is not medical advice, it is only for educational purposes!! We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes. Fill your home with the scent of delicious elderberries by using our Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil in all of your new projects and creations! Enjoy these great products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
22

Aloe Vera & Cucumber


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aloe vera and cucumber fragrance oilAloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all you wonderful people out there! Do you have a favorite fragrance? Something fruity maybe? Or…the wonderfully delicious smell of chocolate? Or maybe your favorite scent is one that just reminds you of a favorite place? Is it time to break out of the comfort zone and try something new? Have you ever tried anything with aloe vera? Specifically, our Aloe Vera & Cucumber scent? This wonderful fragrance is sure to bring a fresh clean feeling to your home with just a hint of delicious cucumbers! This is one fragrance you won’t want to miss out on!

 

What Does Aloe Vera & Cucumber Smell Like?

Aloe Vera & Cucumber by Nature’s Garden is a scent that is as light as a summer breeze. It is the combination of refreshing green aloe and cool, crisp cucumbers, with just a touch of citrus all blended together to create this comforting fragrance.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil?

Aloe Vera & Cucumber scent is the perfect way to leave your house smelling like a fresh summer breeze. Your friends and family will absolutely love the crisp fresh clean feeling it brings. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! It works perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and performs nice and strong in soy wax! If you’re into making your own potpourri and incense recipes, this wonderful fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! Another way to fill your home with this amazing aroma is by using it in some nice and strong aroma beads!

For bath and body products, Aloe Vera & Cucumber has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products it can be included in are perfumes, soaps, bath oils, lotions, and bath gels. This fragrance also does not have any vanillin content, meaning that it will not tend to discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products! For all the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for! Our CP results are: there is no acceleration or ricing! There is also no color morphing, and the scent is absolutely fabulous! We just love it!

 

I’m sure you’re all dying to fill your homes with this fantastic fragrance as soon as possible! But hold on just a second because this scent just keeps getting better and better! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many wonderful free recipes and classes and our Natural Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner recipe is actually made with our Aloe Vera & Cucumber scent!! This amazing recipe is sure to leave your hair feeling and smelling all clean and fresh! If you type “aloe vera cuc” into the search bar on our website, that will take you directly to our Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” That will show you the name and picture of our Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner. If you click that, it is actually a direct link straight to the recipe! Enjoy these amazing products and look out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
05

Denim Scent


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denim fragrance oilDenim Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hi everyone! For all of you creative and crafty people out there, are you looking for the perfect fragrance to bring a cozy comforting feeling to your home? One that everyone you know is sure to recognize and is sure to bring a smile to their faces? A fragrance sure to bring many memories to your mind? Well our Denim scent is just what you’ve been looking for! How can you not use a fragrance that is sure to bring warm reminders of all the wonderful times spent in your favorite pair of jeans?

 

What Does Denim Smell Like?

Denim by Nature’s Garden is a complex blend of lime, lemon, cyclamen, water lily, and a fresh breeze, which all sit on base notes of sheer musk, soft woods, and sweet amber. This Nature’s Garden original scent was designed to be reminiscent of the core values of America. One that stands for determination, integrity, hard work, and believing that we should always help our fellow man or woman. We believe that Denim is a name that perfectly represents American grass roots.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Denim Fragrance Oil?

This scent is the perfect one to bring you back to the old days of parties with your friends, soft quiet nights with those you love, or even just the thought of favorite outfits from your past. And of course, jeans are something that will never go out of style! For all of you candle makers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you. It works nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For all the potpourri and incense makers out there, include this fragrance in your recipes with a maximum usage rate of 50%. Or you can fill you house with this wonderful scent by using it in some nice and strong aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Denim scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products that you can use this fragrance for are soaps, perfumes, lotions, bath gels, and bath oils. Denim does not have any vanillin content, which means that it will not discolor any of your soaps or bath and body products! For any cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is just right for you. Our CP results are: there is no discoloration or ricing, the scent stays strong and fresh, and there is no acceleration.

 

Don’t wait to start using this scent for your wonderful projects and creations! It is surely a fragrance that all of your friends and family will love as well! All you have to do is type “denim” into our search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Denim Fragrance Oil page! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! I’m sure that you’ll want to try out each and every one of them as soon as possible! Make sure to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have, and look out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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May
11

Extending Line with Body Products


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fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Jazmine Snide, Krazy Kraftings

2.Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I decided to start this business because I work second shift and I don’t get to spend a lot of time with my son and I was hoping to be able to stay home with him. I opened my shop on Etsy on 2/14/13.

3. What products do you make and sell?  At this point I sell candles and soaps. I hope to add lotions, lip balms, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, lip gloss, and other bath and body items shortly.

4. What are your business goals?  My goal is to be able to support myself and my son from home.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I ordered some of my scents from Natures Garden and I love the Margarita fragrance oil one the best.

Your Website: www.KrazyKraftings.etsy.com

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Krazy-Kraftings

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrazyKraftings

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/KrazyKraftings?feature=mhee