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Feb
18

Nettle Leaf Uses

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nettleNettle Leaf Uses

Hey all you crafty people out there! I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Nettle leaf!! This herb is the perfect one to use in all of your new projects! T has so many wonderful uses, being most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, it can also be used for bath and body products, soap making, skin care, and even hair care! Did you know that nettle leaf can even be used to make clothing? During World War II, the Germans actually made their uniforms using nettle leaf. Archaeologists have even found perfectly preserved clothing made with nettle leaves dating back to over 2,000 years ago in China! How cool is that?

Common bath and body products that can include nettle leaf are shampoos and conditioners, lip balms, massage oils, soaps, creams, lotions, ointments, natural foot treatments, face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, facial toners, and bath tea. There are many amazing benefits for your skin when you use nettle leaves! Nettle leaf works to treat any burns you may have, and reduce any scarring from the burns, and it also cleanses oily skin. The leaves can be used to treat many skin conditions like eczema, chicken pox, insect bites, and acne, as well as working to fight the signs of aging. Even your hair can benefit from nettle leaves! They work to make the hair healthy by treating and preventing dandruff and helping to stop hair loss. They not only stop the hair loss, but also work to thicken hair as well as promoting new hair growth.

There are many fantastic medicinal benefits to using nettle leaf as well. It can be used to treat many various conditions including bronchitis, hypertension, colds, osteoarthritis, irritable bladder, diarrhea, dysentery, diabetes, painful or frequent urination, gout, rheumatism, asthma, hay fever, the flu, arthritis, inflammation, congestion, urinary tract infections, and even cancer. Specifically for men, nettle leaves can be used to treat many prostate conditions especially Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The leaves work to treat and reduce BPH, as well as stopping cell growth around the area. For women, Native Americans used nettle leaves to aid in pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Women can also use the leaves to fight anemia and fatigue, and it also works to keep hormone levels balanced. Many internal bleeding problems can be treated using nettle leaves including vaginal bleeding, stomach and lung bleeding, and even nose bleeds.

Did you know that in the UK, there is an annual World Nettle Eating Championship? The competitors in the contest actually compete just to eat as much of the raw plant as possible! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell nettle leaves and nettle leaf powder for external use only! Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is only for educational purposes! But do make sure to try out our wonderful free recipe for our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters, they are actually made with our nettle leaves! Are you still curious about this great herb? Then go check out even more nettle leaf uses in our free Nettle Leaf Class! And while we’re on that subject, go check out all the rest of our great free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy all of these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
17

Burdock Root Uses

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burdockBurdock Root Uses

Are you in need of something different to use in your new creations? Well, how about burdock root? This herb is most well known for its wide variety of medicinal uses, however it can also be used for skin care, bath and body products, soap making, culinary purposes, and even for hair care! This beautiful plant actually produces those strange burrs that can get stuck on your clothing or even your animals! Did you know that those burrs were actually the inspiration for Velcro? In the 1940s, a Swiss inventor named George de Mestral became intrigued with how the burrs stuck to his dog and his clothing. He put the burrs under a microscope, looking at the hook system. He realized how that hook system could be implemented for other uses and there you go! His studies resulted in Velcro!

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using burdock root. Native Americans used burdock root to aid in digestion, and in traditional Chinese medicine burdock root is used to treat tonsillitis, sore throats, measles, colds, and the flu. The practice of holistic medicine uses burdock root to treat cancer. It has some antitumor effects and has many purifying properties. Burdock root is a great herb to protect the heart from many problems. It keeps the blood free of toxins and other free radicals, lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Pregnant women should avoid burdock root however as it can cause possible damage to the fetus. Did you know that burdock root can increase a persons’ sex drive? Or that it can promote sweating? Other conditions that can be treated using burdock root include fevers, anorexia, joint pain, rheumatism, gout, bladder infections, hepatitis, and it can even be used as a weight loss aid!

Common bath and body products that can include burdock root are soaps, massage oils, bath bombs, body wash, liquid soap, lotions, scrubs, facial masks, ointments, creams, and facial toners. Your skin can greatly benefit from burdock root. Burdock is actually considered one of the most important herbs for treating skin conditions. Some of those include styes, canker sores, syphilis sores, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, skin ulcers, acne, carbuncles, and boils. It is also great for dry skin. Your hair can even benefit from burdock root! It helps to treat and fight dandruff, stop flaky scalp, promote new hair growth, and burdock root is also great for using to condition dry scalp.

Did you know that burdock was considered sacred by the early Celts and Germanic people? It was considered sacred to the heavenly bear, Thor who reigned over summer storms. They placed burdock on gables as protecting from giants and lightning. Are you still curious about this wonderful herb? Well then make sure to check out our free Burdock Root Class which will give you even more information on Burdock Root Uses! While you’re there, check out our Burdock Root Powder as well! This is one herb you just can’t say no to! So go ahead and try it in our Soothing Facial Mask Recipe and let us know what you think! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells burdock root for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great burdock is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. 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.

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Feb
16

Yarrow Uses

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Hello all you wonderful people! Have you ever used yarrow before? This herb is amazing, and one you should definitely try out in your future projects! Yarrow is actually a very beautiful plant, with adorable little white flowers growing in clusters! This plant can be used for such a wide variety of uses! While it is most well known for its medicinal and culinary purposes, it can also be used for skin care, soap making, and even for hair care! Did you know that yarrow is considered in Chinese tradition? Chinese proverb claims that yarrow can brighten your eyes and even promote your intelligence!

Some common bath and body products that can include yarrow are face masks, creams, lotions, ointments, soaps, bath teas, scrubs, bath salts, shampoos and conditioners, and bath bombs. When yarrow is used in homemade cosmetics and for soap making, it is great for reducing inflammation. Your hair can greatly benefit from using yarrow. Yarrow helps to treat dandruff, scalp irritations, oily scalp, and even any itchiness. Yarrow helps to promote new hair growth, as well as preventing hair loss! When you use a yarrow tea, it can even help to lighten your hair! There are many skin care benefits to yarrow as well! It helps to relieve many rashes and other irritations, treats eczema, reduce inflammation, and it can be used to treat bruises and wounds.

There are many medicinal benefits to yarrow use. The ancient Greek hero Achilles, was said to have been an invincible warrior and have taken yarrow into battle with him to treat the wounds of his soldiers. Since ancient times, yarrow was also used to treat blood clots and high blood pressure. Yarrow can be used to increase blood flow as well as treatment for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Many Native American tribes used yarrow for medicinal benefits, the Navajo for earaches and toothaches, Chippewas for headaches, and Cherokees to reduce fever and help to achieve restful sleep. For women, yarrow can help to reduce heavy bleeding from the menstrual cycle, as well as reducing cramps. It also relieves uterus congestion, promotes blood flow to the reproductive organs, and can treat ovarian cysts and endometriosis. However, pregnant women should avoid arrow as it can relax the muscles of the uterus, causing a miscarriage. Other conditions that can be treated with yarrow include the flu, colds, diverticulitis, dysentery, diarrhea, flatulence, muscle spasms, heart burn, insomnia, anxiety, amenorrhea, and arthritis.

Did you know that yarrow has been used for many types of spells and divination? It is believed in one spell that by tickling the inside of your nose with a yarrow leaf and your nose begins to bleed, it is an omen that you are certain to be successful. This is one herb you don’t want to pass up, especially with all of its amazing benefits! Make sure to check out our free Yarrow Class for even more yarrow uses and information! And check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells yarrow for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great yarrow is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. 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.

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Feb
15

Shea Butter

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shea butter Shea Butter

Hey all you creative crafty people out there! Yes, I’m talking to you! Do you love making soaps? Have you ever used shea butter in your products before? Well, you should! This great butter has many amazing benefits and it is absolutely wonderful for your skin! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer refined shea butter , unrefined shea butter, as well as shea butter melt and pour soap! We also offer many great free recipes made with shea butter!

Shea butter originally comes from Western Africa, from the nuts of the shea tree. The tree itself is considered sacred because of the amazing things it can do for your skin, beauty, health and hair. Legend says that even the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was said to owe her magnificent beauty to shea butter. There are many fantastic skin and hair care benefits of shea butter, and it can be used in a wide variety of bath and body products. Some of these include soaps, lotions, lip gloss, scrubs, and even lip balms. Shea butter works to deeply moisturize your skin, is great for scarring, wrinkles and fine lines, and helps your skin to produce more collagen. Shea butter is rich in many constituents such as vitamin D and E, and provitamin A and helps to strengthen and protect your skin and also protects it from harmful UV rays. Shea butter is a great antioxidant and even helps to enhance your physical endurance! It has many anti-inflammatory properties, and works to heal small cuts and burns. When used for hair care, shea butter helps to protect the hair from ultraviolet rays, repairs any damage caused by the sun and harsh weather, and works to soften and revitalize brittle and damaged hair. This great butter works to promote new hair growth, moisturizes the hair, and even works to get rid of any excess oils on the scalp.

Our natural shea butter here at Nature’s Garden consists of the following fatty acids: stearic (40%), oleic (48%), linoleic (6%), and palmitic (5%). Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many amazing free recipes and classes, and many of our recipes are actually made with shea butter! IF you can, make sure to try them all out! Here are just a few of them:

Coffee Butter Scrub: This is the perfect recipe for all the coffee addicts out there!

coffee butter scrub

Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub: This sugar scrub is just pure fun and will leave you smelling just like this yummy treat!

cotton candy sugar scrub

Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts: These bath melts are the perfect way to spend a romantic evening with your special someone!

gourmet chocolate bath melts

Beer Soap: The perfect soap for all those manly men out there!

beer soap

Girly Girl Salve: This salve is sure to make you feel totally feminine!

girly girl salve

Shea Butter Hair Gel: This hair gel recipe is sure to make your hair feel completely revitalized!

shea butter hair gel

Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter: You’re sure to be left smelling absolutely delicious!

sugar cookie body butter

Cotton Candy Lip Balm: This recipe is sure to be irresistible!

cotton candy lip balm

You’re sure to adore each and every one of these fantastic recipes! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy these great products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Note: Natures Garden sells our butters 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). Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our butters. All testing is the responsibility of the customer. 

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Feb
12

Uses of Fennel

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fennelUses of Fennel

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about one of my favorite snacks for a second! Fennel! And yes, I mean that plant you see in the grocery stores that kind of looks like an onion, but you’re never really sure what it is. Well, that’s fennel! It’s extremely delicious, and tastes just candy! The taste of licorice to be specific. But did you know that uses of fennel are endless? While it’s most commonly known for its yummy flavor and many uses in food, fennel can also be used in bath and body products, for skin and hair care benefits, in soap and candle making, and even for medicinal purposes!

Fennel does contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Some of these include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. When used for its medicinal purposes, fennel can treat many conditions such as bronchitis, coughing, diarrhea, cholera, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, backaches, and even bed wetting. Specifically for women, fennel works to treat the pain of and regulate menstrual cycles, it increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, and also helps to reduce all the effects of PMS. Ancient Romans actually thought of fennel as the “herb of sight.” Fennel can be used to treat glaucoma and reduce eye disorders like macular degeneration. Fennel also works to maintain heart rate and blood pressure, helps to increase oxygen flow to the brain, and can even protect from and treat cancer!

Some common bath and body products that can include fennel are facial masks, body powders, lotions, perfumes, scrubs, and even eye pillows. When used for soap making, fennel works as a natural decorative element and also exfoliates the skin. There are many other skin care benefits to fennel as well. It reduces mild skin irritations, protects from and treats inflammation, it cleanses, exfoliates, and tones the skin, fights the signs of aging, and even prevents acne and cell damage. Your hair can greatly benefit from fennel as well. Fennel treats any bumps of the scalp as well as any itchiness. It also treats dandruff and helps to prevent the hairs from breaking. You can even fill your home with the scent of delicious licorice by using fennel seeds in potpourri. Its aroma is also wonderful for eye pillow recipes.

Did you know that ancient Greeks believed that a stalk of fennel carried a coal that would bring the knowledge of the gods down to man? I’m sure you’re wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful product as soon as possible! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it’s meant for educational purposes only! And here at Nature’s Garden, we specifically sell fennel for external use only! So please don’t eat it! Just type “fennel” into the search bar on our site and it will take to a page offering our Fennel Seeds and our Sweet Fennel Essential Oil! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our awesome free Fennel Class for even more uses of fennel! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
11

Blarney Stone Soap

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Blarney-Stone-SoapBlarney Stone Soap

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Do you have your green ready? Make sure you don’t get caught without it…or else you’ll be in trouble! Well, our new Blarney Stone Soap recipe is the absolute perfect recipe for this fun holiday! It has so many different shades of green, and even a splash of mica to bring out the thoughts of the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! This soap is an awesome way to celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with all your friends and family! Your customers are sure to be head over heels for it as well! These soap jewels are sure to leave your home with the feeling of little leprechauns hiding behind every corner!

 

Ingredients:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant

Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

24K Gold Mica Pigment

24/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayer

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

Rubbing Alcohol

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

6 Clear Plastic Cups

Knife

 

Total Recipe Weights for White Layer:

585 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

29 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

 

Total Weights for Dark Green Layer

450 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

22 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

8 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Total Recipe Weights for Black Layer

213 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams White Tea and Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

5 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

Total Weights for the Light Green Layer

457 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

22 grams White Tea and Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

20 drops Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

 

Total Weights for the Green Layer

473 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap

23 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

20 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Total Weights for Clear Layer:

305 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

15 grams White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

 

Total Weight for Mica Layer:

6 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment

 

 

Directions:

Start by weighing out the amounts of Diamond Clear and Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap needed for each layer and separating them into bowls. Make sure you have each plastic cup set up on angles. We set one side of the cup up on a note pad.  This allowed us to create angles with each layer.  Melt down your soaps in the microwave. Once they are completely melted down, follow the specific amounts for dye and fragrance noted above for each color. Weigh out and add the specific amounts for each color in their own separate bowls. Then mix each bowl.

blarney stone soap

 

 

blarney stone soap

blarney stone soap

Then carefully begin to layer colors inside your cups. Spray each individual layer with rubbing alcohol to get rid of air bubbles and allow each layer to form a film, but not completely setup before starting the next. Make sure to keep changing the angle of the cups so as to get different layering effects. About half way through, go ahead and add your 24 K Gold Mica Pigment, one gram per cup. Then go ahead and keep layering.

blarney stone soap

blarney stone soap

 

 

 

blarney stone soap

Once you have finished layering, let your soaps sit in the cup until they fully harden. We suggest putting them in the fridge or freezer for a bit to make it easier to remove the soaps from the cups.

blarney stone soap

When your soaps are completely hardened, go ahead and remove them from the cups. Then using your knife, cut each soap in the shape of rocks until you are satisfied!  We found that by cutting more angles into the soap it took on more of the shape we were looking for.

blarney stone soap

blarney stone soap

Your Blarney Stone Soap is now ready to use! Enjoy this amazing recipe and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
11

Marshmallow Root Uses

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marshmallow root usesMarshmallow Root Uses

Hello all you amazing people out there! Have you ever tried marshmallow root in any of your products before? No, I don’t mean the delicious sugary things you stuff inside of a yummy smore, although you can make those with marshmallow root! Marshmallow root is actually a great herb that can be used for many different purposes, besides culinary! It can be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, bath and body products, soap making, and even for hair care! Did you know that fibers from marshmallow root can even be used to make paper? Or that marshmallow root is used to clean Persian rugs?

Some common bath and body products that can include marshmallow root are salves, facial masks, facial toners, creams, lotions, ointments, hair products, scrubs, bath teas, bath bombs, soaps, and even natural tooth paste recipes. Marshmallow root has many great hair care benefits. It works to remove knots and detangle and soften the hair. It also works to soothe dry and inflamed scalp, as well as working to promote new hair growth. Marshmallow root is great for your skin as well. It treats many skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea, as well as reducing any swelling, and soothing the skin. Marshmallow root helps to promote new skin cell growth, takes away redness and fine lines, and helps fight the signs of aging.

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using marshmallow root as well. It contains many vitamins and nutrients that are important to the body such as iron, selenium, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, B, and C. For nursing mothers, marshmallow root will actually help to increase the amount of milk production and it also enriches the milk. For pregnant women, marshmallow root helps to allow the belly to grow without stretch marks, and it helps to heal chapped skin. Ancient Egyptians used to use marshmallow root to help treat sore throats, and Arabs used it in a poultice to treat and reduce inflammation. Marshmallow root also works as an effective diuretic. It aids in the passing of kidney stones, as well as working to reduce the level of pain they cause. Marshmallow root can treat many other conditions as well including bronchitis, coughing, whooping cough, pneumonia, asthma, the flu, ulcers, colitis, diverticulitis, arthritis, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, heart burn, and even irritable bowel syndrome. For infants who are going through the pain of teething, marshmallow root can be used to relieve their aching gums.

Did you know that oil from the seeds of the marshmallow plant can be used to make paints and varnishes? Please don’t take this blog as medical advice though, this is just for educational purposes only! We only sell marshmallow root for external use only! Wondering how to get your hands on this awesome herb as soon as you possibly can? Well, all you have to do is type “marsh root” into the search bar on our website and it will bring up our Marshmallow Root Powder! While we’re thinking about yummy marshmallows, try out our Toasted Marshmallow Fragrance Oil! And be sure to check out our Marshmallow Root Class for even more marshmallow root uses! Enjoy this wonderful herb and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
10

Blue Vervain Uses

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blue vervainBlue Vervain Uses

Hello all you amazing crafty people out there! Today we are going to talk about blue vervain. This beautiful flower has a variety of uses, it can actually do so much more than just look pretty! This amazing herb can be used for a multitude of things, and it even used to be used for Pagan love potions! Now while I’m sure you don’t intend to make any love potions any time soon, blue vervain can also be used for culinary purposes, skin care, soaping, medicinal purposes, and even your homemade bath and body products!

Some common bath and body products that can include blue vervain are lotions, bath teas, bath bombs, ointments, creams, massage oils, face masks, aftershaves, soaps, and facial toners. When it is used in the soap making process, blue vervain actually makes a beautiful natural decorative element, as well as helping to reduce inflammation. Your skin can greatly benefit from the use of blue vervain as well. It has many astringent and anti-inflammatory properties which help it to treat many skin infections like eczema. Blue vervain can be used to treat burns, remove any toxins from the skin that can be left from insect bites, and it works to safe guard any wounds from the possibility of infection. Did you know that blue vervain can even induce sweating? Sweating actually works as a way to remove toxins from your body and keeps your skin looking young and fresh!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to blue vervain as well. It actually has many astringent, sedative, analgesic, diuretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, and even antidepressant properties. Native Americans actually used blue vervain as a way to treat stomach disorders, kidney stones, laryngitis, and they even used it to help clear up cloudy urine. In Iroquois witchcraft medicine, blue vervain was thought to be able to heal anyone affected by medieval plagues and was considered the “cure-all” plant. For breast-feeding mothers, it can actually help to stimulate breast milk production. Blue vervain can be used many other conditions as well such as seizures, exhaustion, fever, hysteria, spasms, gout, bronchitis, jaundice, anemia, itching, rheumatism, bone bruising, headaches, asthma, whooping cough, chest pains, neuralgia, dislocations, urinary tract disorders, kidney and liver diseases and even digestive disorders.

I’m sure you’re just itching to get your hands on this amazing herb as fast as you can! Well, I’ll tell you how! All you have to do is type “blue verain” into the search bar on our website, and it will take you a page showing our Cut and Sifted Blue Vervain, and our Blue Vervain Powder!  It will also bring up our Blue Vervain Class, giving you even more blue verain uses and fun facts! However, please don’t take this blog as medical advice, this information is just for educational purposes! We sell blue vervain for external use only! Make sure to check out all of our other fantastic free classes and recipes as well! Enjoy this great product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
09

Slippery Elm Bark Uses

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slippery elmSlippery Elm Bark Uses

Have you ever heard of all the slippery elm bark uses? Well, this herb that has a variety of wonderful benefits when added to your hair care, skin care, bath and body products, soap making….slippery elm bark can even be used for culinary and medicinal purposes as well! This herb is sure to leave your products with the feeling of sitting underneath a big beautiful elm tree in the middle of summer! Can’t you hear the sound of the wind just blowing through the branches? Slippery elm has been used for centuries, even the Native Americans used slippery elm bark to make natural bandages!

Some common bath and body products that can include slippery elm bark are bath teas, lotions, hair products, ointments, creams, facial toners, bath bombs, face masks, soaps, salves, and even natural tooth paste recipes! The slippery elm helps to relieve aching gums when used for tooth paste recipes. It has many skin care benefits as well. Slippery elm can treat many skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema, reduces swelling, and it also helps to slow down the aging process. Slippery elm works to speed up the healing of wounds, reduces redness, helps to make the skin feel soft and supple and even promotes new cell growth. Your hair can greatly benefit as well. Slippery elm removes dandruff, helps to detangle the hair, makes the hair smooth and soft, and can even improve the volume and strength of the hair!

There are many great medicinal benefits to using slippery elm bark as well. It offers many vitamins and nutrients such as zinc, calcium, phosphorous, manganese, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C. For women, slippery elm can be used as a lubricant to help ease labor pains. It also helps to treat vaginal inflammation and other conditions of the female organs. Essiac Tea is a tea that can be used to treat and combat cancer. One of the main ingredients in this tea just happens to be slippery elm bark. Besides using slippery elm as a natural bandage, Native Americans also used it to treat boils, burns, ulcers and wounds, and to reduce and heal any inflammation. There are many other conditions that can be treated with slippery elm as well such as gout, syphilis, herpes, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, rheumatism, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, hemorrhoids, abscesses, colitis, and even irritable bowel syndrome.

Did you know that the yoke of the Liberty Bell is actually made with slippery elm bark? How cool is that? Slippery Elm can even be eaten, it can used in a porridge which is fed to young children and the elderly! This is such a versatile herb that you just can’t turn it down! For even more information on slippery elm bark uses be sure to check out our free Slipper Elm Bark Class! Enjoy this fantastic product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells slippery elm bark powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great slippery elm bark is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. 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.

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