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Oct
30

White Willow Bark Uses

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white willow barkWhite Willow Bark Uses

Hello all you wonderful people! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for something new and exciting to try? Do you love adding different herbs and ingredients to your bath and body products? Or maybe even trying different ingredients in your soaps? Well, have you ever used white willow bark before? This product is simply amazing, it has so many uses that you’ll be itching to try it as soon as you’re done reading this! White willow bark can be used for so many different industries and products such as hair care, skin care, medicinal uses, bath and body products, and you can even make a white willow bark tea!

There are so many different white willow bark uses. It can be used in many common bath and body products such as facial masks, bath teas and salts, lotions, ointments, creams, bath bombs, scrubs and even soaps. With using these products, there are many skin care and hair care benefits. For the hair, white willow bark helps to moisturize it and the scalp. It also is used to remove dandruff and excess oils. For your skin, the white willow bark will help brighten any dark areas of the skin and give it an even smooth complexion. It is also used to treat black heads, white heads, acne, and even oily or inflamed skin. When you use this product in some herbal concoctions, it is known to help relieve pain.

White willow bark has many medicinal benefits as well. The tea can be used as a foot soak to help with smelly, sweaty, or sore feet and the tea can also be used as a gargle to treat sore throats and tonsillitis. White willow bark contains a compound called salicin that is like aspirin. It is better on the stomach than aspirin and doesn’t irritate the lining. White willow bark also has many different properties like being antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, and anti-pyretic. It can be used to treat arthritis, gout, diarrhea, gas, fever, headaches, heartburn, joint pains, colds, bursitis, the flu, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis. It also contains natural antioxidants and flavonoids that help to remove harmful chemicals from the body that could later cause cancers. It even can remove warts, stop vomiting and suppress sexual desire. Pregnant women are recommended not to use this product, however it does help to alleviate women’s pain caused from menstrual cramps. It also helps with hot flashes and night sweats brought on from menopause. White willow bark also speeds up any herbal supplements being used to help a person lose weight.

Are you wondering how to find this fantastic product as soon as possible? Well, on our website, just type “white willow” into the search bar. That will take you directly to our cut and sifted white willow bark. But don’t take my blog as medical advice please, always consult with your doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment! Did you know that the wood from the white willow tree is used to make bats for the game cricket? And the wood used to be an important ingredient in the manufacturing of gun powder? Enjoy this awesome product! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more fun things to try? Check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes!

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Oct
30

Uses for Borax

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boraxUses for Borax

Hello everyone! For all you crafters out there, do you love to create new things? Or maybe you’re looking for some recipes that can help you to be more eco-friendly? Maybe you’re just wondering what you can make that can just help you save some money? Well have you ever made anything with borax before? Yes, I’m sure you’ve seen it just sitting around your house and you’ve always wondered what you could use it for. It can actually be used for multiple different industries and products! You can use it to make your own laundry and dishwasher detergents, house hold cleaners, medicinal purposes, and it can even be used in bath and body products!

There are many uses for borax around your house. When you use homemade laundry detergent with borax, the borax actually helps to soften the water. It keeps the detergent from sinking straight to the bottom of the machine and actually helps to make it keep moving around so that it cleans your clothes better. Homemade laundry detergent also helps to avoid bad chemicals like sulfates and phenols from being used on your clothes, it is very eco-friendly, and helps to keep stains off of your clothes. Homemade dish detergent with borax helps to get grease and grime off of the dishes easier, and even increases the power of the cycle in the dishwasher. It even helps to keep the dishwasher clean!

Borax can be used to make many house hold cleaners too! It is great for creating an odor eliminating spray that will work anywhere in your house! Borax can even be used to deodorize cat litter. It cleans any kitchen surface by removing grease and stains, cleaning sinks, pots and pans, garbage disposals, and it can be used on any kitchen appliance. You can even use it to steam clean your carpets! It’s a great way to avoid any nasty chemicals being used on the carpets and is also a natural cleanser. It can refresh and brighten worn carpets, and removes any caked in grime or dust. It can even be used as an all-purpose cleaner in the bathroom! It removes grime and rings from around the bathtub, and even brightens tile!

It can be used for many bath and body products like lotions, creams, shampoos, bath salts, bath bombs, and gels. When used in lotions and creams, borax acts as an emulsifier so that the oil and water do not separate. It also makes the skin softer, cleaner, and healthier. These creams and lotions can also help to remove cosmetics from the skin. When borax is used in shampoos, it helps to stop the scalp from itching and flaking, and removes sweat from the hair.

Are you wondering how you can find this awesome product on our site? Just type “borax” into the search bar and it will take you right to a page that offers our borax, and also borax in bulk. Are you looking for even more fun besides this great product? Then check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
28

Uses for Roses

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Uses for RosesUses for Roses

Hello everybody! What do roses mean to you? To most people, they are a symbol of love. A way to show their pure unconditional love for someone else. But did you know that they can also be used for many other uses besides romance? No, I’m not kidding! These gorgeous flowers have a huge variety of uses including in bath and body products, hair care, skin care, and even medicinal purposes! Aren’t you curious? There are so many different uses out there that I’m sure as soon as you finish reading this, you’ll want to try most of these for yourself!

Roses are a part of the genus Rosa, within the family Roseceae. There are over 100 species in existence and countless hybrids! They are native to Africa, North America, and Europe, but mainly Asia. The rose is approximately 35 million years old, according to some fossil evidence found in Colorado. It is the National Floral Emblem of the United States and the national flower of England. It is also the state flower of New York, North Dakota, Georgia, Iowa, and the District of Columbia. Did you know that in ancient Egypt, roses were used as offerings to the goddess Isis because they were considered the most sacred flower? And in ancient Rome and Greece, they were associated with the goddess of love?

Many bath and body products can contain roses. There are many skin care benefits when using them in bath and body products. Rose oil has many anti-bacterial properties. It also helps to treat acne, soften skin, and hydrate and moisturize skin. It also helps to fight skin diseases, regenerate cells, restore skin texture, and fights inflammation. Rose oil has even been used to change skin pigmentation! When used for hair products, the antiseptic properties in rose water help to reduce dandruff and scalp inflammation. The oil also adds shine to the hair, prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth, and can improve blood circulation in the scalp. Rose water can even be used as a natural hair spray! For all the soapers and candle makers out there, rose petals make a beautiful natural decoration to your creations. And when used as an actual ingredient in soap, it is great for softening the skin.

There are countless medicinal benefits to roses as well! When rose oil is used in a compress, it helps to treat puffiness of the eyes, and also treats inflamed and tired eyes. When combined with Melissa oil, rose oil is awesome for treating herpes sores. The fruit that grows on rose plants, rose hips, is very high in vitamin C. The rose hips help to treat high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, chest pains, fevers, and they can even be used as a kidney tonic. Rose oil is also used to help with panic attacks. There is a rose tea that can be made that can help treat PMS, menopause symptoms, mastitis, and breast pain in women. Roses can also be used to stimulate the liver, improve circulation, and increase the appetite. Those are only a few of the many medicinal benefits from roses!

Wondering how to find this awesome product on our site? Well the easiest way is by typing “rose” into our search bar. That will take you directly to a page that shows all of the fantastic rose products we offer including our Red Dried Rose Petals and Buds and our Pink Dried Rose Petals and Buds. We also have many rose fragrance oils and a bunch of free rose recipes like our Lavender Sage Bath Bombs! Enjoy and have fun! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
27

New Born Baby Scent

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new born baby fragrance oilNew Born Baby Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

New Born Baby Fragrance Oil is a wonderfully delightful scent. It has many relaxing qualities that are sure to remind you of all the adorable little babies you have ooh’d and ahh’d over in the past. The scent of a new born baby is a wonderful scent that you are sure to never forget. This fragrance is sure to remind you of all the little miracles that are blessings in your life. New born baby scent is perfect for any project you are planning on trying! Your family, friends and customers are sure to adore it as much as you!

 

What Does New Born Baby Smell Like?

New Born Baby Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a delicate blend full of citrus tones that unravel into a lovely mixture of soft florals. For a classic baby scent, a hint of orange flower is mixed with a bouquet of ylang, rose, and geranium surrounded by the smell of sandalwood. The base is a soothing velvety combination of powdery sweetness and musk.

 

How Do Our Customers Use New Born Baby Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for a scent that is sure to remind everyone you know of all the amazing little babies and loved ones in their lives? Then New Born Baby is perfect for you. It is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax. By using this fragrance in aroma beads, it will fill your house with its’ relaxing wonderful smell. It also has a 50% maximum usage rate when used in potpourri or incense.

For bath and body products, our New Born Baby scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. This lovely fragrance can be used in many common products such as bath gels, lotions, bath oils, perfumes, and soaps. New Born Baby also has no vanillin content so it will not discolor your soaps or other products in any way! For all the CP soapers out there, this fragrance is fantastic for you too! Our CP findings are: there was no acceleration or discoloration, and it also has a perfect pour!

 

New Born Baby is the perfect scent for any current or future project you may be working on. This fragrance is sure to have your friends and family and of course your customers, coming back again and again! Excited? Well there’s even more! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes, and we just happen to our Baby Shower Cold Process Soap recipe that is made with New Born Baby fragrance! This is an amazing recipe that is the perfect gift for any expectant mom out there! But don’t just stop there, make sure to check out the rest of our free recipes and classes as well!

Are you wondering how to find this amazing product on our awesome new site? Well, just type “new born” or “new born baby” into the search bar and it will take you directly to our New Born Baby fragrance oil! On the top of the fragrance picture is a little green link that says “Recipe.” Click on the link and you will see the name and picture of our Baby Shower soap. That is a link to take you directly to the recipe! Enjoy! This fragrance is sure to be favorite of mommies and soon-to-be mommies everywhere! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
26

Tart Green Apple Scent

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tart green apple fragranceTart Green Apple Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tart Green Apple scent is a wonderfully delicious scent that will bring you back to all kinds of childhood memories. You will be reminded of the first time you bobbed for apples and the first time you ever tried that yummy apple cider. It is the perfect homey scent to add to any project, candle or soap that you are interested in making. If you are looking for something that will make all of your guests or family and family think of all the wonderful comforts of home, then this scent is perfect for you.

What Does Tart Green Apple Smell Like?

Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a very strong scent of tart green granny smith apple. It is completely true to its name.

How Do Our Customers Use Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a scent that is sure to remind people of their amazing childhood memories, then this is the scent for you. It is very strong and nice in soy wax and also performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. The scent of apples will also fill your house with its lovely aroma if you use this scent in aroma beads.  There is also a 50% usage rate if you want to use this scent for potpourri and incense!

For bath and body products, Tart Green Apple scent has a 5% usage rate. It can be used in many common personal care products such as bath gels, perfumes, soaps, bath oils, and lotions. Tart Green Apple has absolutely no vanillin content, meaning it will not discolor your soaps or bath and body products in any way. For any CP soapers out there, this fragrance is amazing for you as well! Our CP findings are: no ricing, no acceleration, and it is a perfect pour. Also, since there is no vanillin, there is no discoloration to your soap and this fragrance just ultimately works very well in soaps.
Tart Green Apple is perfect for whatever project or craft you are interested in! It is a scent with childhood reminders that is sure to have you, your customers, or your friends and family wanting to use it over and over again! But wait, there’s more! We offer many free recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and we just happen to have one for our Monster Snot Soap Jelly that is actually made with our Tart Green Apple scent! This soap jelly is perfect for all of your own little kiddos, they are sure to love this spooky fun project! Are you wondering how to find all of these amazing products on our website? Well, the easiest way to find our Tart Green Apple fragrance is by typing “tart green apple” into our search bar. That will take you right to our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil page, and on the top of the fragrance picture, there is a green link that says “Recipe.” Click on that, and it will show you the name and a picture of our Monster Snot Soap Jelly. If you click that, it will take you right to the free recipe! Enjoy and have fun with this awesome scent! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla. Are you looking for even more amazing free recipes? Make sure to check out all of our great free recipes and classes!

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Oct
24

Scented Putty

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scented-puttyScented Putty

Hey everybody! Are you looking for a new craft for the kiddos? Or maybe a new project that you can do with them for a creative way to spend time together? Or maybe even a fun thing that they can make with their friends? Well, how about our free recipe for our Scented Putty? What kid doesn’t love to play with putty? I know I did, we had it everywhere, all over the house! And what kid wouldn’t love to make their own? They can pick the colors, sizes, whatever they want! This recipe is sure to be a fantastic hit among them and their friends so you should definitely stick this on your future projects to try list!

Ingredients and Equipment Needed to Make Scented Putty

1 tablespoon of Corn Starch

½ teaspoon of Borax

2 tablespoons Distilled Water

1 tablespoons White School Glue

10 drops in FUN Soap Colorant (whatever color you want!)

10 drops Tropical Paradise Flavoring (or any other oil-based flavoring)

Disposable Pipette

Mixing Spoons

4 oz. PET Jar

White Dome Lid 58/400

2 plastic cups (or mixing bowls)

Measuring Spoons

1. In a plastic cup, mix 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 1/2 teaspoon of Borax together. Make sure to mix it well.

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2. In a separate cup add ½ teaspoon of this mixture along with 10 drops of Tropical Blast Flavoring and 10 drops of FUN Soap Colorant. (You can also use any of our body safe fragrances instead of the flavoring. However if you do choose to use fragrance, do not use the plastic cups. Make sure to use a mixing bowl because the fragrance will eat through the plastic cup.) Set aside the cup with the Borax mixture. You will not need it again unless you decide to make more than one!

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Add 1 tablespoon of school glue and 1 tablespoon of Corn Starch to your mixture. Mix it all together until it becomes too difficult to stir.

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Remove the mixture from the cup and place it on a piece of wax paper.

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Roll the putty all around in the palm of your hands.  It will slowly begin to take form.

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When you are finished with your first ball, feel free to make as many more as you want using the rest of the Borax mixture. You will just need to repeat everything from step two including adding the flavoring, corn starch, and colorant. We made 7 putty balls with this awesome recipe, but we still had a little bit left over! So with using all of the Borax mixture, this should make at least about 13 putty balls!  To store the scented putty simply place it in a 4 oz. PET jar and tighten the lid.   Note:  Body Safe fragrance oils can be used for this scented putty recipe instead of flavorings, but if you use fragrance oils, you will need to be sure to mix your putty in a pet plastic container.  Fragrance oils can melt certain plastics. 

Are you just totally intrigued? I’m sure the kiddos are, they will be so excited to make these Scented Putty balls that they will want to start as soon as possible! Are you looking for an awesome craft for the kids to do at a party? Well this is it! This wonderful putty is guaranteed to be a definite favorite, and they will want to make them over and over again. Come on, get started on these as soon as possible! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla! Are you looking for even more crafting fun? Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well!

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Oct
24

Epsom Salt

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epsom saltEpsom Salt

Hey everyone! Are you adventurous? Do you love to experiment with different ingredients for your products? Or are you an experienced crafter? Have you used Epsom salts? Do you like to? Epsom salt has many many benefits for many different products and industries! It is great for bath and body products, hair care, skin care, gardening, and cleaning products. It also has many medicinal purposes! This awesome product is something you just have to try! Fun fact! Did you know that besides all of those wonderful purposes, it can also even be used in processing beer? It promotes a desired flavor profile by adjusting the ion content of the brewing water and enhancing the enzyme action!

Epsom salt, or also known as magnesium sulfate or epsomite, is a naturally occurring mineral made of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. While it is naturally occurring, it can also be made by neutralizing sulfuric acid with oxide or magnesium carbonate. Epsom salt can be used for many cleaning purposes. It can be mixed with liquid dish detergent and used to clean bathroom tiles. When sprinkled near entry ways, it helps to prevent slugs and burned food can be removed from pots and pans when they are scrubbed with Epsom salt. It also helps to break up detergent build up in washing machines when mixed with water.

There are many bath and body products that can use Epsom salts as well. As a bath salt, it helps to soothe muscles and relieve stress. Do you suffer from dry lips? Epsom salt can help by removing the dead and dry skin and making the lips look healthier and fuller. It has many anti-inflammatory problems as well. Athletes use it in ice baths to help with inflammation. Epsom salt has many skin benefits as well. It is a great exfoliator, helps to smooth rough patches, and it prevents wrinkles. It is also a great treatment for sun burns, acne, and blackheads. It also can give the hair more volume!

Ready for many of the fantastic medicinal benefits? Epsom salt is very rich in magnesium which regulates enzymes, boosts moods, controls energy production, and it eliminates toxins from the body. It is also rich in sulfates which help to form joint proteins, brain tissue, and proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Epsom salt can help to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, preventing arteries from hardening, reducing blood clots, improving circulation, and reducing irregular heartbeats. Splinters can even be removed from the body using Epsom salt! For pregnant women, it helps to treat preterm labor, edema, and pre-eclampsia. Celebrity trainers even recommend it for celebrities to lose weight faster! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, we only sell epsom salt for external purposes! Always check with a doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment!

These are just a few of the many ways to use Epsom salt! Check out our free Epsom salt class to learn about many more! The easiest way to find this awesome product on our site is by typing “Epsom salt” into the search bar. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Epsom salt, bulk Epsom salt, and the free class! We also offer some great free recipes made with Epsom salt like our Refreshing Foot Soak, our Monster Bath Cookies, or even our Snake in the Grass bath fizzie! Please contact us with any concerns or questions you have, and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
23

Black Code Type Scent

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black code type scentBlack Code Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Code Type scent is delightfully. It has sinfully tempting qualities, that will draw immediate attention to whatever candle, soap, or craft it is included in. It is completely irresistible. If you are looking for a tantalizing scent that is sure to keep your friends and family and even your customers interested, then Black Code Type is definitely for you. Or maybe you’re just looking for the perfect scent to use in a project for that special man in your life. Black Code Type is perfect for any and all occasions.

What Does Black Code Type Smell Like?

Black Code Type Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is an alluring masculine aroma that is also oriental. It has base notes of Guiac wood and Tonka bean which lead to another base note of olive flower. The olive flower leads to the top citrus notes of fresh lemon and bergamot.

How Do Our Customers Use Black Code Type Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a sinfully irresistibly scent, then Back Code Type is absolutely perfect for you. Black Code Type is nice and strong in soy wax and is wonderful for wow wax and joy wax as well. Black Code Type even has a 50% usage rate if you would like to use it for incense or potpourri!  This scent is fantastic to use in aroma beads that will fill your house with this tantalizing scent.

For bath and body products, our Black Code Type Fragrance Oil has a usage rate of 5%. This tempting fragrance can be used to make many different personal care items such as lotions, soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. For all the CP soapers out there, this scent is great for you as well.  Our CP findings are: no separation, and a nice strong scent. However you should be ready to move quickly as it does have some acceleration. In Black Code Type, there is a .12% vanillin content, meaning that it can discolor your soaps and bath and body products. Any scent with vanillin, should always be tested thoroughly first. For the CP soapers, the final discoloration is just to a cream color!

 

Now come on, doesn’t Black Code Type just sound delightfully sinful? It will surely be a scent that you and everyone you know are sure to remember and want to use over and over again. Here at Nature’s Garden, we also happen to offer many great free recipes like our Cold Process Shaving Soap recipe that is actually made with Back Code Type fragrance! All those men out there are sure to love that amazing recipe! Are you sitting there wondering what the fastest way is that you can get this scent? Well, the easiest way to find it on our site is just by typing “black code” into our search bar. That will take you directly to our Black Code Type Fragrance Oil page. And on the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” That link will show you the name and a picture of our Cold Process Shaving Cream, and by clicking that, it will take you right to the recipe! Enjoy this fantastic scent! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
22

Basil

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basil Basil

Hi everyone! Are you looking for new crafts? Maybe a new herb to use in your bath and body products? Or maybe it’s your first time making soaps or bath and body products and you’re looking for a good herb to use? Well here it is! How about basil? Basil is a wonderful herb that can be used in a variety of ways in many different products and industries! It is most well known for being used in foods and for culinary purposes, but it can also be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products and even soaping!

Basil, or otherwise known as ocimum basilicum, is an herb in the family Lamiaceae that is mainly used for culinary purposes. It is native to India, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and China. It was first domesticated in India and has been cultivated for over 5,000 years there. The word basil comes from the Greek word βασιλεύ, meaning “king.” In India, it is believed that placing basil in the mouths of the dying ensures that they will reach God. Ancient Egyptians believed that basil would open the gates of heaven for their loved ones and in Europe, basil is placed in the hands of the dead to ensure a safe journey.

There are many medicinal benefits to using basil as well. There are anti-septic properties in the leaves that help treat wounds, ulcers, and cuts. It is also rich in vitamin A which helps to treat many eye problems such as sore eyes and blindness. Basil also helps to prevent glaucoma, cataracts, and degeneration of the eyes. Basil tea is said to help promote milk production in nursing mothers and it is said that mothers should take basil right before or after birth to promote blood circulation. The leaves are rich in phytonutrients and healing oils that treat malarial and dengue fevers. The leaves also help the body to form new blood cells and renew energy levels that can help stop weight gain. Basil can also be used to treat colds, sore throats, throat and mouth infections, headaches and migraines, restlessness and the pain caused from chicken pox, measles and small pox. It also helps to sharpen the mind and is a great stress reliever.

Many bath and body can contain basil as well. Many common products are lotions, ointments, creams, massage oils, bath teas, bath bombs, bath teas, facials tonics and masks, and shampoos and conditioners. Basil is a great exfoliant for the skin, and also helps to treat acne and prevent blackheads, and treats many skin infections and even ringworm. It can prevent gray hair and hair loss and also gives hair a better luster when used as an infusion in shampoos and conditioners. Basil also helps to strengthen the hair and rejuvenate the hair follicles. When basil is used for soap making, it gives the soap a wonderful aroma, is a gentle skin exfoliant and treats acne problems.

Wondering how to find this awesome product on our site? Just type “basil” in the search bar! That will take you directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Basil.”” It shows our ground basil leaf, and all of our wonderful basil fragrances! Our basil class is also available right there! Enjoy! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Looking for new recipes? Check out all of our free classes and recipes!

basil results pageNote: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

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Oct
21

Baking Soda

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baking sodaBaking Soda

Hello everyone! How often do you use baking soda in your every day life? Or maybe it’s something that you always have around the house but you really have no idea what it is ever used for? Well, I’m here to tell you all about it! You will definitely be amazed at all the different uses you didn’t know it had! After reading this, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued enough to try out some of these awesome ideas with baking soda for yourself!

I’m sure we all know and think of baking soda just as a part of the bread making process. Or maybe if you’ve worked in restaurants like I have, you associate it as almost a fire extinguisher. Like if something catches fire on the stove or grill, if you pour baking soda on it, puts the fire out. Or even the toothpaste commercials when people talk about that they or their loved ones used baking soda for toothpaste. But that’s not all this wonderful product can do! Did you know baking soda can be used in bath and body products as well? It can be used in bath bombs recipes and when used as a hair rinse, it will make your hair soft and silky. And it gets even better! When you use baking soda to add a little something extra to your bath time, it helps to soften the skin and give it a lovely silky feeling! Even the cosmetic industry uses baking soda! Cleaning formulas and cosmetic formulations use it to help lift dirt and remove oils.

You can even make your very own baking soda laundry detergents and dish soaps when you combine it with citric acid and soap! There are many other cleaning products that use baking soda as well. Cloth diapers can be cleaned with a mixture of baking soda and water. It can remove grease stains and oils, clean cars, corroded batteries, ovens, microwaves, vinyl shower curtains, and it can even remove marks on walls. Baking soda also has deodorizing qualities! It can be used as a replacement for deodorant, deodorize pet bedding, cars, closets, refrigerators, shoes, cutting boards, dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash cans and even stuffed animals just to name a few.

There are many medicinal benefits to baking soda as well! It can help slow kidney failure and there is a theory that it can be used to fight cancer. It is also used to treat indigestion and heartburn, it can also be used when removing splinters and for allergic reactions to poison ivy, sumac, and oak. For oral health, baking soda is used as an ingredient in toothpastes to help remove plaque from the teeth. Soaking your feet in baking soda can treat foot fungus and odors. Athletes also can use baking soda to keep them from getting tired during a game and it helps to enhance their performance.

Those are just a few of the many ways to use baking soda! Aren’t you just dying to try some of them out now? One of my favorite and most interesting uses to me though, is a recipe we came across on Pinterest. For getting scuff marks off of vinyl and suede shoes. Using baking soda in the recipe! Did you know that baking soda can also be used to help keep septic systems clean? Hold on though, if you are need of the actual product itself, we have it right here at Nature’s Garden! Just type “baking soda” into the search bar on our site and it will take you right to it! These ideas are something you just can’t pass up! Check out some of our free recipes and classes too and our baking soda class! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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