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Peace Scent

Monday, March 31st, 2014

peace scentPeace Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This “peace”ful scent is a winner across the board.  Appealing to a wide variety of customers, Peace Fragrance Oil is hands down one great exotic type scent.  With a down to earth aroma; one whiff and it is like you have been whisked away to a calm and relaxing state.  There are endless possibilities when using this peace scent.  This scent is certainly a must have for your fragrance collection and your customers will love it.  Many of our customers give peace scent a “thumbs up” for being a pleasing, relaxing, and unique scent.

What does Peace Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a duplication of Pacifica’s Tibetian Mountain Temple.  This fragrance is a wonderful blend of ginger, carnation, orange, vetiver, and musk.  This fragrance smells amazing in cold process soap!  Don’t judge this one out of the bottle.  The natural oils really come alive in finished products. NG Original Scent!  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Peace Fragrance Oil?

If you are a candle crafter, or if you are in the home scenting industry; this scent is delightful.  With an aroma that travels throughout the whole house, Peace scent makes awesome candles and tarts with incredible scent throw.  This scent works marvelously well in Joy, Soy, paraffin soy blends, Palm, Wow, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  Peace can even be used in potpourri, oil burners, and smelly jellies.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is divine.  The usage rate for Peace scent is 5%, and the Vanillin Content is .09% so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  This fresh and exotic scent is used to make: body scrubs, lotions, melt and pour soaps, liquid hand soap, foaming body butters, and bath jellies.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance soaps like a dream.  Here are the official results: WOW!  The fragrance is amazing, unique, and remains strong after cure.  Perfect pour.  No ricing or acceleration.  Turns brown sugar color after cure.

world peace soaps
If you are interested in using Peace Scent in a cold process soap recipe, please click on this link to view the vibrant World Peace CP Soap recipe.

 

Smells Like Money

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

smells like moneyMoney Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Money scent quite literally smells just like freshly printed cold hard cash!  For anyone that ever wanted a scent that smells like Money, this is it!  Money Fragrance Oil has such a clean, fresh, and crisp aroma to it, you will want to use it in everything.  Plus, with a unique scent that smells like money, the marketing possibilities are endless.  In fact, many of our customers state that Money Fragrance Oil is definitely a top seller with both men and women.

What does Money Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

We actually had our perfumist chemically analyze fresh money in order to create Natures Garden’s Money Fragrance Oil.  You wouldn’t believe how long it took to get our hands on fresh, new money!  You can actually smell the cotton of the money, as well as the fresh ink top notes. It smells wonderful in candles, and you would not believe how good it smells in bath products and cologne! This is a unisex fragrance all the way!  NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Money Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters using this scent in candles will literally allow you to say you have money to burn LOL.  Many of our clients use this fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy, WOW, gel, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest this green scent has phenomenal scent throw!  As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is terrific.  Money’s scent performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this unisex scent is one great seller!  With a recommended usage of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to create:  lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays.  And, our customers just love the fresh, clean scent this fragrance gives their products.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Slight acceleration, but nothing major.  No ricing.  Discolors to a very slight beige.  Scent is super strong, nice, and clean!

Clean Fresh Scent

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

clean fresh scentButterfly Meadows Scent- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If you are looking for a great clean fresh scent for spring and summertime, this is it!   Natures Gardens Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil will scent your home with a calming and peaceful aroma.  This fragrance oil has a very welcoming appeal with an “outdoorsy” twist.  The various accords in this fresh scent give it a certain clean and refreshing feel.  This is why many of our customers claim that this scent is extremely popular in home scenting and body products.

What does Butterfly Meadows Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of a bright and sunny summer day!  Delight in the aroma of the fresh outdoors with Natures Garden’s butterfly meadows fragrance which begins with top notes of summer dandelion, refreshing verbena, and soft heliotrope;  followed by middle notes of spring meadows, lily of the valley, and weeping willow; all sitting on base notes of sweet pea blossoms and Kentucky blue grass.

How Do Our Customers Use Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil?

For all of you that are candle crafters and home scenters; this fragrance is refreshing, crisp, and clean.  It makes a great deodorizing scent for any room in the house, making it very marketable.  Many of our customers use this fragrance oil in their soy, pillar of bliss, palm, and Joy wax candles.  These candles maintain a scent throw which is great; both hot and cold.  As for other home scenting ideas; this fragrance oil can also be used in oil burners, odor eliminators, and makes nice and strong aroma beads too.

On the bath and body end, this fresh scent is one your should not go without.  The usage rate for Butterfly Meadows is 5%.  This clean aroma is used to scent:  perfumes, body oils, melt and pour soaps, bath bombs, whipped body butters, conditioner, bath gels, and even bath melts.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, unfortunately this scent may not be for you if you want to create swirls; but it can be Hot Processed.  Here are the official results: Moderate acceleration, sets up fast, discolors to a pale yellow, suggest for hp.

If you would like to try this scent in an easy to make product; Natures Garden has a fun Envelope Sachet Recipe that you can view by clicking on the link.

What are Fragrance Oils Made Of

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

fragrance oilWhat are fragrance oils made of?

Fragrance oils are a mixture composed of essential oils, synthetic aroma chemicals, and aromatic resins.  In order to achieve the scent that a perfumist is trying to achieve, the perfumist has more than 3000 different fragrance ingredients that he may use (natural and synthetic).  These ingredients come in the form of liquid, powder, or crystalline.  In order for a perfumist to be able to dissolve the powder and/or crystalline ingredients into liquid oil, he must use solvents.  A common solvent that has been used for over 50 years is DEP (Di Ethyl Phthalate).  While this solvent has been declared as safe by even the most intense worldwide standards, many companies, such as Natures Garden, decided years ago to only add fragrance oils to our line that were phthalate-free (at the request of many customers).  Additionally, 99% of our old fragrance oils were reformulated phthalate-free years ago; our perfumist used alternative solvents that were phthalate-free.

Although solvents are a necessary component in fragrance oil production, some companies may sell fragrance oils that contain diluents:  cutting agents that ultimately reduce the strength of a fragrance oil.  A common diluent is DPG (Di Propylene Glycol).  Important note to anyone who is using fragrance oils for candle making or soap making:  Never use fragrance oils that contain DPG for these applications.  DPG prevents a candle from burning correctly, and is one of the main reasons that Cold Process Soap seizes.  Natures Garden sells concentrated fragrance oils, and we never dilute our fragrance oils.   Although diluents should not be used for candle making or soap making, they are a necessary ingredient to use when making incense/potpourri (cones, sticks, and liquid).  Another example of the need to use diluents is when making candles with essential oils.  Some essential oils may need to be thinned out with a diluent so that they can properly travel up the wick and burn correctly.  Typical diluents added to essential oils for this purpose are:  iso Propyl Myristate, or di-Octyl Adipate.  Neither of these diluents are natural, but are effective for this purpose.  According to our perfumist, in order to create natural candles, fractionated coconut oil may be used as a diluent for essential oils; however, we have not personally tested this.  As stated above:  Never add DPG to essential oils for candle making or soap making.   All of the essential oils sold at Natures Garden are 100% pure and unadulterated.  Therefore, it is up to you to add diluents to them when making candles.

So, how does a perfumist create a fragrance oil?  We know that fragrance oils are a mix of essential oils, synthetic aromatic chemicals, and resins.  We know that a perfumist must use the proper solvents to dissolve powder and crystalline ingredients into the fragrance oil.  A perfumist can either duplicate an aroma by use of gas chromatographic (GC)-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) (which shows him the ingredients contained in a fragrance), or he can create a unique fragrance oil by combining the right combinations of top, middle, and base notes.

Top notes are the fragrance aromas that you smell when you first open the bottle.  This is because they tend to evaporate the quickest of other notes used in fragrance manufacturing.  Perfumists typically use between 15-25% of top notes in fragrance production.  Common examples of top notes are: Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Neroli, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Lavender.

Middle notes provide the body of the fragrance, and are smelled after the top notes have faded. Perfumists typically use 30-40% middle notes when creating a fragrance oil.  Examples of middle notes are:  Chamomile, Cedar, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Palma Rosa, Jasmine, and Marjoram.

Base notes are the notes that tend to linger in the air, and are smelled last.  Base notes, such as musk, are the ingredients that give a fragrance “staying power”.  Without the use of base notes, fragrance notes will evaporate very quickly and not provide ample scent throw.  A perfumist typically uses 40-55% base notes in the formulation of a fragrance.  Base notes, such as musk, are one of the most expensive components in fragrance production.  Without the proper use of these ingredients, fragrance will not last very long.  Examples of base notes are:  Musk, Benzoin, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Vetiver. The main perfume house that Natures Garden works with also owns multiple musk-manufacturing companies.  The partnership that we have with this perfumist allows us to keep our prices lower than most of our competition.  In fact, the majority of fragrance manufacturers rely on our perfumist to supply them with the musk components they need to manufacturer their scents.

It is important to understand that even though a perfumist has high-tech machinery at his disposal to analyze the components of a “smell”, perfumery is an art, reserved for individuals with the talent of blending fragrance notes to create beautiful fragrance accords. Perfumery is a science and a real art. Fragrance oils are protected under the “trade secret” clause of the FDA, therefore, perfumists never disclose a full ingredient list of the “art” that they created.  When selling a product in the US that is governed by the FDA, one must simply state the word “fragrance” on the label.  Ingredients of your product must be listed in descending order according to weight; which usually (but not always) means that fragrance is listed as one of the last ingredients on your label.

The alternative to fragrance oils is essential oils.  Although essential oils are natural and may provide therapeutic benefits, there are several drawbacks to using essential oils that should be mentioned:  1.  The cost of essential oils are typically much higher than fragrance oils, 2.  Essential oil prices can fluctuate based on weather, crops, and the trade relationships between countries, 3.  Essential oils are not as sustainable as fragrance oils, 4.  Essential oils do not provide the variety of scents that fragrance oils provide.  You will never get a vanilla essential oil, a blueberry muffin essential oil, or a strawberry essential oil; only fragrance oils can provide these scents, 5.  Essential oils can cause just as many allergic reactions as fragrance oils (perhaps even more).  In fact, if the EU is successful at preventing known allergens from being contained in perfumes, many of the most well-known perfumes will need to be reformulated without essential oils.  The majority of the 26 known allergens on the EU list are from natural sources; 16 are essential oil constituents and two are absolutes.   While the debate continues on whether you should use fragrance oils or essential oils in your finished products, Natures Garden carries both fragrance oils and essential oils (for those who want all-natural scents).  Regardless of whether you choose fragrance oil or essential oil, scent sells products.  Not only do scents allow people to smell nice, scents also have the ability to create memories.  What happy memories do you have with certain scents?  I’m certain you have many.

Thank you for relying on Natures Garden for your fragrance oils and essential oils!  Natures Garden has more than 16 years of experience in the fragrance industry, and we are the largest distributor of fragrance oils in the US.  Our fragrance oils and essential oils are truly priced at wholesale prices; allowing our customers to make quality products, and earn a higher profit margin themselves.

See all of Natures Garden’s Fragrance Oils

Favorite Polyvore of the Day

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
fresh summer

Each day Deborah will choose her favorite Polyvore Design and post it to our blog.  All of the products used in this polyvore are listed below; in case you would like to do some shopping!  Natures Garden Fragrance Oils pictures are frequently used by designers on Polyvore to create their “sets”.  Come join us on Polyvore and design your own!

Natures Garden Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil is shown in this polyvore. 


Diane von furstenberg
shopzoeonline.com

Lime green cocktail dress
$155 – celebboutique.com

Wallis petite tunic
wallisfashion.com

Jimmy choo
net-a-porter.com

Neon handbag
storenvy.com

By malene birger
stylebop.com

Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil
naturesgardencandles.com

Chocolate covered Freeze Dried Raspberries
$14 – chocolatebox.com.au

fairy-dust-psd
gxzone.com

Natures Garden Voted #1 in Fragrance Oils

Monday, November 5th, 2012

 

 

Natures Garden has a vast company history dating back some 20 years.  However, it is a little known fact that this year’s 2012 Favorite Fragrance Supplier of the year, was not the same business at its conception. 

In the early 1990’s, looking to help make ends meet for her family, Deborah Ward, ventured into the candle making realm of crafting.  Starting as a newbie herself, Deborah was on a quest to find out everything that she could about her new undertaking.  As I am sure you have already figured out, this wasn’t a very internet savvy time, so it turned into quite a task at hand.

Finding very little information available, her next option was to learn through experience.  Turning their quaint Elyria, Ohio home into a candle production area, Deborah and her husband Mike, through trial and error started producing candles.  Once they felt they had the method mastered, Natures Garden candles hit the market.  In 1997, through word of mouth, the business really started to take off.  With all of this new found popularity, Natures Garden hired more than 40 independent sales representatives.  Natures Garden generated revenue by means of home parties, retail sales, wholesale sales, open houses, and fundraisers.

With success on the rise, frustration began to ensue as Natures Garden grew.  Certain deficiencies appeared in the supply chain and there was a lack of uniqueness in the market.  Mike and Deborah often felt that some of their suppliers fell short in providing the supportive relationship they were looking for.  Then, due to the secrecy of the handcrafted market in both candles and toiletries, it seemed as if even more obstacles were preventing Natures Garden from truly expanding its product line.

Figuring there had be other crafters seeking a positive relationship with their own suppliers, Mike and Deborah decided that there needed to be a candle and toiletry supplier that would help its customers succeed.  The company had to have a foundation based on solving the three problems they noticed:  poor customer service, lack of available information, and product uniqueness.  By May of 1999, Natures Garden Candle Supply Company was official and its customer service and available industry information were turning heads in the industry.

Providing the market with knowledge and great customer service was a feat in itself.  However, Mike and Deborah did not stop there.  Really looking to offer a new kind of company, Natures Garden focused its sights on being different.  Thus, the NG Original Fragrances were born.  These fragrance oils were not only one-of-a-kind, but they also were of high quality, and were available at very competitive prices.  Unique became the name of their game.

Today, housing almost 800 different fragrance oils, and thousands of various cosmetic, candle, and toiletry supplies; Natures Garden’s perfumists and staff work very diligently to keep those same values that the company was founded on.  Now shipping worldwide, Natures Garden has business relationships with over 100,000 customers strong.

In the November 2012 issue of Saponifier the Magazine, Natures Garden was awarded the 2012 Favorite Fragrance Supplier of the Year.  This yearly Raves for Faves contest asks all crafters from hobbyist to owners to vote for their favorite suppliers.  Ballots are counted, and all winners are then announced in one of the magazines publications.

We would now like to truly thank all of our wonderfully creative customers.  It goes without saying that helping you succeed is what drives our passion in producing strong, unique, and fun fragrance oils.  For without all of you, your love, acceptance, and loyalty as returning customers, Natures Garden would not exist.

A special thank you also needs to go out to any of our amazing customers that took time out of their busy schedules to vote for Natures Garden as one of their favorite suppliers.  We really do appreciate all of the positive and kind words cast about us.

So, in honor of the 2012 Raves for Faves, Natures Garden would also like to announce that we too have counted our ballots and by a massive landslide Natures Garden’s customers were voted this year’s Favorite Customers Ever!  Congratulations to all of you!  It is through all of your hard work, creative genius, and go getting attitudes that you were selected as our clear winner over everyone else.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

 

New Body Butter Recipe

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Trying the homemade conditioner recipe 2 weeks ago has kick started my crafting gears into full force.  I had so much fun making my own hair conditioner from scratch that I decided that I was going to ride this wave for awhile.  I mean, making your hair smell like Monkey Farts, now that is a conversation piece.

Made from scratch, there is something about that statement that just makes me feel proud.  To create something from scratch and have it actually work is such an amazing feeling.  Items that are created this way almost take on a life of their own.  In fact, I am nearly tempted to slap a huge giant sticker on my containers screaming… “Yes, I made this from scratch.  I know, sometimes I don’t believe it myself but it is so true!”  I do realize that this is a lot to have on a sticker, but I want to shout it from the roof tops anyway.

Seeking bragging rights over my sisters, I shared my new homemade recipe delight with my mother.  She was very pleased and quite impressed.   To let you in on a little secret, I must admit that I haven’t even made dinner from scratch in 2 years.  The last recipe I tried was a homemade chicken paprikash that did not really turn out.  It was more of a chicken cream soup with dumpling like foam.  And, in case you are wondering, being members of the clean plate club, I did make my family eat it anyway.

Well, this week I wanted to give a from scratch body butter a try.  I turned to the bath and body recipe link on the Natures Garden’s Homepage to find something that was not too daunting, yet still contained elements of a challenge.    The Depth of Winter Body Butter caught my eye.  To give you a little background on why, my skin lately has been very dry even though I lotion constantly.  I have struggled to find a good quality body butter that will quench my skin’s thirst.  I was hoping that this recipe would solve my skin’s issue.

Spoiler Alert…Oh yes, I am in love again!  Hey, what can I say, the heart (skin) wants what it wants.

The recipe has a total of 4 ingredients and of course the plastic containers.  As a side note, I would suggest the low profile jars for these body butters.  They are the perfect purse size, and they just look so adorable on the bathroom counter.  I even hot glued a fake flower to the top of the straight smooth lid for an added touch of cuteness; showboating my anticipation for the spring season, HOLLAR!

The overall ease of the recipe, I would have to say, is simple.  The hardest part of the whole recipe is to watch the clock and remember to whip the butter every 20 minutes.  Staying true to form, I found the perfect song to listen/dance/sing while you prepare this body butter; the 1980 hit Whip It, by Devo.  It will have you rocking your new body butter all day.

Now, I realize that this is a Depth of Winter Body Butter, so I playfully renamed mine “Spring Fling Body Butter”.  My intention is to prep my skin to seeing the sun again.  I know that they have missed each other profusely.  Feel free to use the name too!

I used Smiley Face fragrance oil in my body butter.  However, you may use any of Natures Garden body safe fragrance oils, but get a fragrance that you know that you love, because once you start putting this butter on your body, it is going to quickly become a ritual.

On a final note, my favorite aspect of the body butter is how quickly it absorbs into my skin, and how smooth and gorgeous I look after applying it.  This is one 5 star recipe that you are not going to want to miss out on.

If you are interested in other fun recipes, check out the recipe box on Natures Garden Homepage.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Turkey Melt and Pour Soap

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Melt and Pour Soap to commemorate hosting “My First Thanksgiving Dinner”.

According to my mother, now that I am 30 years old, I need to learn how to make Thanksgiving dinner solo.  Talk about a huge scary task.  I am no Martha Stewart in the kitchen, but I do make a mean pot of mashed potatoes, which is usually my contribution to this holiday feast.   However, just like a domestic turkey, that is not going to fly this year!

Wow, what a shock.  I have a very large close knit family.  With my parents, bother, sisters, significant others, and the children, there will be 24 very hungry people at my house on November 25.  This may be the first time in my life where I am thinking maybe I have bitten off more than I can chew.

This past weekend, I had the prerequisite menu meeting with my mom.  She is giving me some guidance, which I am most humbly accepting.  I guess that would be the silver lining.  I have been so worried about everything, that it seems this dinner is already haunting my dreams.  I needed to find a focus where I could put all of this negative energy to good use.  It is far too early to start shopping and cooking now, but I do have the option of making some really cute decor with the girls to decorate for this magnanimous event.  It was during this time when we were hanging all of our cute paper turkeys up that I realized we could make Thanksgiving dinner invites out of these adorable soap turkeys.

The time that is invested in these little guys is really worth it.  They are fun and festive, and a really great way to let people know that Thanksgiving dinner is something to look forward to this year.

Supplies Needed (to make 24 soap turkeys):

(4) 2 pound slabs of Natures Garden Natural Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Knife

Microwave Safe bowl

4 ounces of Natures Garden Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance oil

Natures Garden Paint Set #3

Cornstarch

Small paint brush

(24) Sandwich size Ziploc bags

Paper and Pen

Tommy Turkey Mold Market Mold

Stainless Steel Measuring Utensil

Stainless Steel mixing spoon

Any decorative items for the paper invites (optional)

 

The Process:

 

First Step-  Using your knife, cut the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap.  I suggest cutting the total 2 pound slab into the perforated 40 cubes.   When all cubes are loose, put 13 of them into the microwave safe container.

 

Second Step- Start melting the soap in 30 second increments.  When all of the soap is in liquid form, remove from the microwave.  Gently stir the soap to ensure that there are no hidden chunks in the bottom.  Add half of an ounce of Frosted Pumpkin
Fragrance Oil.  Stir.

 

Third Step- Lay the Tommy Turkey mold flat.  Slowly pour the mixture into the mold cavities.

 

Fourth Step- Let the mold sit for 15 minutes.  Once the soap starts to get a skin on it, carefully move the move to the refrigerator.
Remove and pop soaps out once they are completely hardened.

 

Fifth Step- Repeat Steps 1-4 until all of the soap is used up.  When you have your rafter of turkeys finished, it is time for the next step.  

 

Sixth Step- On your clean working surface lay the turkeys with the flat side down.  Lightly dust cornstarch onto each one.  Once all turkeys have a light dusting, gently pick each one up individually to work the cornstarch over the entire surface.  Do not skip this
step.  Using cornstarch is the best way to ensure you don’t have an issue when it comes to painting.

 

Seventh Step- Get the paint ready.  This is where I really let the girls go wild.  Feel free to use any color combination of soap paint that you would like.  If you want to do multiple layers of paint, it is best to wait until the initial layer of color is dry.

 

Eighth Step-  Once all of the turkeys are colored and dry, it is time to place each one into the Ziploc bag.  You are now ready to make the invites.

 

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!
Sparkles!!!

Nicole (Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)
www.naturesgardencandles.com

 

Halloween Melt and Pour Soap Favors

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

bogeyman fragrance

Halloween Melt and Pour Soap

With the end of summer coming right around the bend, there are many things to bring a smile to your face with the changing of the seasons.  You can almost feel the excitement of pairing up the classic shorts and sweatshirt combo due to the crisp cooler temperatures, the beautiful colors of autumn gracing us with their array of vibrant bold hues, and even better yet, the wonderful world of Halloween.  Yeah!!!

You just got to love the look and feel as all of the shopping stores now change the “Back to School” aisles for the ghoulishly great Halloween extravaganza.  There is nothing like the tradition of this frightfully fun holiday to bring out the kid at heart.  For this is one of the only holidays that is focused around living it up; playing pranks, attending bonfires, going on hayrides, and curling up to watch chilling horror flicks.  This is a great time of year.

From decorating your house for trick-or-treaters to carving out jack-o-lanterns with the family, Halloween in general, is the second most awaited time of the year. This is America’s second largest commercial holiday as well.  As of last year alone, the total estimated spending reached some 5.8 billion dollars in revenue.  Personally, even the frugal part of me does not mind splurging a little for this spooktacular time of the year.

Halloween parties are always fun to attend, and even better to throw, especially when it is an adult Halloween party.  Costumes are a must!  Food can be easily done with a little bit of
planning, and a small note included on the invitation asking guests to go pot luck.  Decorating is a breeze; I mean this is the only time of the year where cobwebs on your ceiling is an added bonus!  A very festive and clever website to check out this time of year for a little creative boost is Marthastewart.com.   You can count on Martha to give you great easy ideas to really take your party up a notch.

Personally, I love Halloween (can’t you tell)!  Last year, my Halloween party was a complete success.  I know that one of the most commented items of my party was the adorable party favors I gave everyone.  If you really want to knock it out of the park, make these easy melt and pour soap Bite Me Fangs that will have your guests dying for more.

Dracula teeth soap

Supplies:

Natures Garden Melt and Pour Natural Shea Butter Soap

• Cutting Board

Natures Garden Bite Me Fragrance Oil

• Measuring Utensils (stainless
steel only)

Natures Garden Soap Paint

• Mixing Spoon (wood or stainless
steel)

• Large Knife

• Rubbing Alcohol in spray bottle

• Large Glass Container

• Paper Towels

• Cornstarch

• Small Paint Brush

• Natures Garden Vampire Teeth mold

 

Now,
the easy part: 

Step 1: Get your soap, cutting board, and knife.  Cut along the perforations so that when you are finished, you will have 40 cubes.  Once all the cubes are cut, transfer 10 into your glass container.

Step 2: Place the container in the microwave and cover it with a paper towel.  Melt the soap in 30 second increments.  Stir with ease until all the soap is liquefied.  Set this aside.

Step 3: Add 1 Tablespoon Bite Me fragrance oil.  Stir gently.

Step 4: Slowly pour the soap mixture into the mold.  Stop when the cavity is full. If you see air bubbles in your soap, lightly mist the cavities with the rubbing alcohol.

Step 5:  Carefully place the molds into the refrigerator.

Step 6:  After 20 minutes, remove the mold and pop out the soaps.  Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the gum part of the mold. Dust the cornstarch all over the soap.  Take the bright red soap paint and small paint brush and paint the gums.  Allow to dry.

Step 7:  Place in a Ziploc bag until you are ready to unveil them.

Check out this link for other Natures Garden fabulously
frightening fragrances for fun favors:

http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/candlemaking-soap-supplies/category/385/Halloween-Scents.html

Fragrance and Fun for Everyone

 

Inspire, Create, and Dominate! Sparkles!!! 

Nicole

Corporate Manager Natures Garden

www.naturesgardencandles.com

FUN New Fragrance Oils

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Many of our store customers are raving about our newest fragrance oils at Natures Garden! What have we created this time?

 

kiss and tell fragrance oilFun New Fragrance Oils


Kiss and Tell Fragrance Oil

a flirty, colorful blend of succulent purple passion fruit, burgundy Tuscan grapes, sun-kissed yellow peonies, fragrant vanilla orchids, and just a hint of fresh greenery. [VIEW]
Magic Potion Fragrance Oil
a magical aromatic blend of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin, full bodied middle notes of Georgia peach, purple plums, Valencia grapes, and soft rose petals; sitting on a wonderful base note of  Nubian musk. [VIEW]

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil
an uplifting, energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fabulous, red raspberries. [VIEW]

 


Knock Out Fragrance Oil
A spicy, rich, warm woody fragrance with bright notes of lime, bergamot, and pineapple enhanced with notes of rose, muguet lily, and jasmine; sitting on masculine base notes of green moss, dark musk, cedar, sandalwood, and amber.  Any man wearing this scent is sure to be a KNOCK OUT! [VIEW]

Beach Bum Fragrance Oil
captures the essence of summer like no other fragrance; combining juicy mandarin, sand jasmine, and refreshing oceanic mist. [VIEW]