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Dec
04

Uses for Cloves

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Uses-for-ClovesUses for Cloves

Hello everyone! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for a new project to try? Maybe something exciting and unique that your customers will love? Or maybe you’re just looking for something different that would be the perfect gift for your loved ones? Have you ever tried anything with herbs before? More specifically, have you ever tried anything with cloves? You would be surprised as to how many different products and industries actually use cloves! They are in so many common products! Common uses for cloves include soaps, candles, lotions, creams, ointments, bath teas, massage oils, bath bombs, scrubs, potpourri, hair conditioner and many other bath and body products! Cloves can even be used for culinary and medicinal purposes! This is one product that you just can’t pass up, it is too perfect to use for all of your upcoming projects!

There are so many wonderful uses for cloves. For all of the many bath and body products it can be used in, it has many amazing benefits. Cloves have many skin benefits such as being able to treat and help heal rashes, cuts, and wounds. Cloves also contain many nutrients that are extremely important to the body such as vitamins A and C, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, and iron. These nutrients help to keep the skin healthy, treat and remove acne, and help to cure any scarring or blemishes. There are also many hair care benefits to using cloves. They help to refresh worn out color, prevent hair loss and thicken the hair. Also, when using cloves in soap making, they work as a gentle exfoliant and provide the soap with an awesome smell!

Cloves also have many fantastic medicinal benefits! They happen to contain many minerals that are essential to the body like manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, and selenium. Cloves also have many anesthetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, rubefacient, and carminative properties. They are used to treat inflammation, constipation, arthritis, sinusitis, coughs, diarrhea, flatulence, athlete’s foot, colds, and indigestion. Cloves also help to control heart rate and blood pressure, relieve nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness, and work as an exhaustion, fatigue and stress reliever. Cloves can even help to protect the body from lung and mouth cancers. Even you teeth can benefit from using cloves! They help to relieve tooth aches and cure bad breath! In Tibetan medicine, cloves and clove oils are used as treatments for multiple sclerosis and hypotonic muscles.

Did you know that cloves can actually be used as a natural insect repellant? Or that in Indonesia, cloves are actually used as spice in a type of cigarette called kretek? Cloves also just happen to be one of the most famous spices in the world, and are used as a flavoring agent in many different cuisines! In Middle Eastern, Asian, and African cuisines, they are used to bring flavor to curries, meats, and marinades. The easiest way to get your hands on this amazing product is just by typing “cloves” into the search bar on our site. That will take you directly our Whole Cloves page! But don’t forget to check out our Clove Bud Essential Oil as well! And be sure to check out all of our free classes and recipes! Enjoy these wonderful products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
03

Myrrh Uses

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myrrh usesMyrrh Uses

Hi everyone! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for new and exciting projects to try for this upcoming holiday season? Maybe you’re in need of a new unique gift to give to your friends and family for Christmas? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new that is sure to remind you and yours of the Christmas story? Well, do we have the perfect product for you! Have you ever tried anything with myrrh gum powder? Well, myrrh just so happens to be one of the three special gifts brought to the baby Jesus by the three wise men. Using myrrh for the holidays is the perfect way to remind everyone you know of the real meaning of Christmas!

There are many different uses for myrrh in many different products and industries. It can be used for bath and body products, cosmetics, foods and beverages, medicinal purposes, and even hair and skin care! When used in cosmetics and bath and body products, myrrh uses have many different benefits. It helps to keep your hair healthy by working as an astringent. It helps to soften and strengthen hair and even prevents hair loss. It also helps to treat dandruff, lice, underactive sebaceous glands, and dry scalp. When you use myrrh for skin care purposes, it helps to maintain a youthful complexion, rejuvenate cell growth, contract and cool the skin, heal blemishes and reduce wrinkles and swelling. Myrrh also helps to repair cracked, damaged, and chapped skin.

Even more benefits of myrrh uses come from its medicinal purposes. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to help treat women for dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, uterine problems, and even menopause. It is also used to treat circulatory, liver, heart, and spleen ailments. Myrrh has even been shown to help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. In Ayurveda and Unani medicine, myrrh is used to help treat kidney dysfunction and stomach pains. Specifically for women, it is also used to help treat excessive uterine bleeding. Myrrh oil works as a booster for the immune system, helping to protect the body from infections. Myrrh is even used to treat many other ailments such as coughing, asthma, joint pain, congestion, lung congestion, ulcers, indigestion, hemorrhoids, athlete’s foot, laryngitis, rheumatism, and bronchitis. Myrrh even helps to inhibit tumor growth and helps the body to fight against and inhibit cancer!

Myrrh can even be added to food and beverages as a flavoring or stabilizing agent. Did you know that ancient Egyptians even used myrrh as an embalming agent for mummies? Are you thinking about how to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “myrrh gum” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our actual myrrh gum powder. But just a second, because this product gets even better! We have many wonderful free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, but our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap just happens to be made with actual myrrh gum powder! This fantastic soap would be the perfect gift or project for the holiday season! Go check out this product as soon as possible and make sure to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
02

Frankincense Uses

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frankincense tearsFrankincense Uses

Hello all of you wonderful people out there! Are you looking for new crafting ideas? Maybe something new to use for the holiday season? Or maybe you’re trying to find something that would be a great Christmas gift for your friends and family to remind them of the real meaning of the season? Have you ever tried anything with frankincense? Or frankincense tears? In the Bible, frankincense is one of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus from the three wise men. There are many frankincense uses in different industries and products such as soaping, candles, hair care, skin care, foods and beverages, and medicinal purposes.

It can be used in many common bath and body products such as creams, ointments, lotions, bath teas, emulsifying scrubs, incense, potpourri and perfumes. When used in these products, frankincense has many skin care and hair care benefits. For hair care, frankincense helps to strengthen and make the roots stronger. It helps to keep the hair healthy and shiny, and is also a great cure for dandruff problems. For skin care, frankincense helps to fade many scars. It helps with surgery marks, acne, and stretch marks. It is also used to rejuvenate, smooth, and soften the skin, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Frankincense also has many wonderful medicinal benefits. It has many great antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, anti-infectious, anti-tumor, and even anti-carcinogenic properties. It can be used to treat many ailments such as back pain, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, asthma, bursitis, sore throats, hay fever, abdominal pain, and tonsillitis. Frankincense can also help to treat pneumonia, warts, jaundice, restlessness, hyperactivity, and even prostate problems. Frankincense helps to improve the immune system and relieves itching and joint inflammation. For women, it can be used to help stimulate menstrual flow. It can even help to improve concentration and to treat and improve many visual problems. Did you know that frankincense can even be used to treat syphilis and fight cancer?

For candle making, frankincense can be used as a beautiful natural decoration. It can even be used in food and beverages! Have you ever had frankincense ice cream? Yes, that actually exists and sounds delicious! It is mainly used as a dessert enhancer and can even be used to make frankincense shortbread cookies! Did you know that some people use frankincense as an ingredient for homemade salad dressing? Its cancer fighting properties are utilized in beverages.

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this amazing product as soon as possible? All you have to do is type “frankin” into the search bar on our website. That will take you right to a page that offers our free Frankincense and Myrrh Soap recipe, our actual Frankincense Tears, our Frankincense Fragrance Oil, and our Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil. If you click on Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil, on the top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” If you click on that tab, it will show you the name and picture of our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap. That is a link that will also take you to that awesome free recipe! Make sure to try out these amazing products as soon as possible! They are perfect for this holiday season!

Nature’s Garden sells frankincense tears for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about frankincense in many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this information 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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Dec
01

Dead Sea Clay

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dead sea clayDead Sea Clay

Hello everybody! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for something new and exciting to try out for your next projects? Or maybe you’re looking for something unique and different to make for your friends and family? Maybe you’re just looking for a new product for all of your great customers to try? Well, have you ever done any kind of project with clay? Dead Sea Clay specifically? Here at Nature’s Garden we actually offer seven different cosmetic clays, each with their own amazing advantages! Let’s focus on Dead Sea Clay, you just won’t be able to stop yourself from wanting to try it out as soon as possible!

Did you know that Sea Clay, or more commonly known as Dead Sea Clay, actually originated from the Dead Sea? It was found on the floor of the actual Dead Sea in Israel. Dead Sea Clay is a greenish-gray colored clay that is known for its healing powers. People actually used to visit the Dead Sea just to bathe, hoping for the possibility that its powers would work on them!  It’s “powers” are a result of the fact that it contains such high clay and salt levels. Did you know that because of its’ different color, it has been used as a colorant for crayons?

Dead Sea Clay is has many benefits for the body. It contains many important nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulfate, aluminum, and iron. For all you crafters, it can be used in many different bath and body products such as soaps, bath bombs, herbal teas, face masks, salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, and mud baths. It has many medicinal benefits and has been used to treat many different ailments such as joint inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, stiffness and muscle aches. Dead Sea Clay even has many benefits to hair care, helping to strengthen hair roots, enhance hair growth, and prevent hair loss. For skin care, Dead Sea Clay is used to hydrate and moisturize the skin, improve blood circulation, remove dry skin, and it also treats acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Are you totally in love with this product now? Wondering how to get your hands on this amazing cosmetic clay as soon as possible? All you have to do is type “dead sea clay” into the search bar on our website and that will take you directly to our Dead Sea Clay page! But hold on just a second because this product just keeps getting better! We offer many free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden and our free recipe for Mechanics Soap is actually made with Dead Sea Clay! When you are on our Dead Sea Clay page, on the top of the clay picture, there is a little green box that say “Recipe.” That link will show you the name and picture of our Mechanics Soap. If you click on that, it will take you directly to our awesome recipe! Make sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful cosmetic clays as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
24

French Green Clay

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french green clayFrench Green Clay

Hello all you wonderful people out there! Are you looking for a new idea for new crafts and projects to try? Or maybe some new products for every day use? Well, have you ever tried any projects with clay? French Green clay specifically? This awesome product will make a great gift or surprise for all of your friends and family! It is sure to leave them and your customers coming back again and again! French Green clay is amazing and has so many wonderful uses, just read on to find out!

Illite Clay, better known as French Green Clay is mined from quarries. The quarries can be anywhere from 100 to thousands of feet! It is found in Wyoming, Montana, China, and many European countries including of course, France! French Green Clay includes many elements that are very important for your health such as magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, silicon, calcium, manganese, selenium, iron, dolomite, copper, silica, and potassium. Did you know that French Green Clay is sometimes also called “marine clay?” This is because the quarries it is mined from are actually found sometimes in ancient marine beds!

French Green Clay has a very high absorption rate and is awesome at working to detoxify the body. It can be used in many common bath and body products such as soaps, bath bombs, feet deodorizing treatments and even mineral baths. French Green Clay actually contains decomposed plant material which makes the clay very healthy and nutritious for the skin. It has many medicinal benefits for the skin such as being used in soap recipes to help cleanse and exfoliate the skin. It also helps to relieve sunburn, shrink the size of pores, remove any impurities from the skin, stimulate blood flow and it also gives the skin a nice glow. French Green Clay has even more medicinal benefits though! It can detoxify the body of harmful toxins that cause digestive problems, headaches, fatigue and even food allergies. This clay has even been used as a treatment for salmonella and a disease that causes stomach ulcers called Buruli Ulcer. (Buruli Ulcer eats away at the fatty tissue in the stomach, which causes the ulcers.) Really, how much more awesome could this clay be for you?

Are you wondering how you can get your hands on this fantastic product as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “french green” into the search bar on our website and it will take you right to our page for French Green Clay. But wait just a second, because this products gets even better! We offer many free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our Refreshing Face Mask and our Soothing Facial Mask are both made with French Green Clay! These amazing recipes are sure to be a perfect gift for this holiday season! They are sure to help everyone you know relax and wind down from the stress of the holidays! Please contact us with any thoughts or concerns you have, and don’t forget to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
20

Bentonite Clay

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bentonite clayBentonite Clay

Hello everybody! Is your house all decorated for Christmas yet? Are you ready for the holiday season to arrive? Well, it is just around the corner! Yes, it is almost time for Santa to come and to open all those wonderful presents around the tree! I’m sure Santa is getting all of his reindeer ready for their famous night as we speak! It’s time for Christmas caroling and delicious Christmas cookies, and time to celebrate the day of Jesus’ birth! Are you still looking for some awesome cool gifts or projects to give all of your loved ones for the holidays? Well, have you ever tried anything with cosmetic clay before? Bentonite clay to be specific. If you haven’t, you should definitely get on that! We also have many fantastic free recipes made with Bentonite clay that would make the perfect and unique Christmas gift!

Bentonite clay is a naturally forming impure absorbent aluminum phyllosilicate clay that contains high amounts of sodium. In 2011, the United States was the top producer world wide for Bentonite clay. Bentonite clay was named in 1898 by Wilbur C. Wright after the Cretaceous Benton Shale that is near the city of River Rock, Wyoming. It is often referred to as Montmorillonite and is one of the most powerful and effective healing clays on the Earth. It is normally a grayish or beige color, but turns an olive color when water is added to it.

There are many different cosmetic and bath and body products that can include Bentonite clay. Common products it can be used in are bath bombs, lotions, soaps, and face masks. Since it is one of the most effective and powerful clays in the world, it has countless health and medicinal benefits. Bentonite clay can be used as a treatment for many conditions such as diarrhea, colitis, anemia, ulcers, cataracts, arthritis, and many food allergies and parasites. It has many skin care benefits such as cleaning impurities, removing oils, and softening the skin. It helps with many irritations like burns, cuts, and even insect bites. Bentonite clay even helps to relieve the itching caused by chicken pox, many rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. Pregnant women can use bentonite clay to help ward off morning sickness. Your teeth can even benefit from the use of bentonite clay. It whitens them and provides them with many essential minerals. When used in baby powder, the clay helps with the problems caused by infection and reduces redness.

Make sure to check out all of our awesome free recipes made with Bentonite clay! We have our Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs recipe, our Whipped Shaving Cream recipe, our Fish Toy Bath Bomb recipe, our Cold Process Shaving Cream recipe, and our Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs! They are all wonderful recipes that would be the perfect gift for all of your friends, family and even your customers for this Christmas season! Don’t pass up on this awesome product, try it out as soon as you can! Just type “bento” into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Bentonite Clay Powder page! On top of the picture is a green box labeled “Recipe” that shows the names and pictures of the free recipes. Those pictures will link to those recipes! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or thoughts, and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
19

Candy Cane Facial Mask

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candy cane face maskCandy Cane Facial Mask

It’s almost here! That awesome day of the year when there are presents everywhere and all kinds of yummy delicious food…yes Christmas! Snow and cold…but all leading up to that gloriously wonderfully fantastic day! But before it actually gets here, are you in need of a great holiday project to try before the holidays? Maybe a good new recipe for you and your friends and family to try out to show your Christmas spirit? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new and exciting to give to all of your loved ones? Well, we would like to introduce our Candy Cane Facial Mask! It is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

 

Ingredients:

32 grams Rose Clay Powder

9 grams Hibiscus Flower Powder

7 grams Beet Root Powder

6 drops Vitamin E Oil

1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil

6 grams Vanilla Powder

25 grams Kaolin White Clay

2 grams Safflower Oil Powder

2 grams Arrowroot Powder

4 oz. PET Jar

White Straight Smooth Lid 58/400

3 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl(s)

Scale

Mixing Spoon

 

Directions:

1. To prepare the pink part, combine and mix 7 grams of Beet Root Powder, 1 drop of Peppermint Oil, 32 grams of Rose Clay Powder, 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil and 9 grams of Hibiscus Flower Powder. Once it is all mixed together, set it aside to use for later.

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2. Now to prepare the white part, combine and mix 6 grams of Vanilla Powder, 2 grams of Safflower Oil Powder, 25 grams of Kaolin White Clay, 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil, and 2 grams of Arrowroot Powder.

candy cane facial

3. Next take the 4 oz. PET jar and begin to carefully layer the pink and white powders. You can more easily keep the layer separate by packaging them down. Then when the jar is completely filled, you can go ahead and put the lid on top.

candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

4. Now your Candy Cane Facial Mask is ready to enjoy! To use it, all you need to do is put about one tablespoon of the powder into a mixing bowl. Make sure to get white and pink into the bowl! Then add about 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 6 grams of distilled to the bowl as well and mix it all together. Once it is all mixed up, go ahead and put the mask all over your face! Enjoy! (Take the mask off once it is fully hardened.)

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candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

Remember how we added Hibiscus Flower Powder to the Candy Cane Facial Masks? Well, did you know that hibiscus has actually been called “the natural Botox plant?” No, I’m not kidding! Hibiscus is actually amazing for your skin! It helps to soften and smooth it out and also is a great cleanser that helps to even out the textures and tones of your skin! Go check out our free Hibiscus Class and learn even more about this awesome plant! And while you’re at it, check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! But this Candy Cane Facial Mask is a Christmas project that you simply cannot turn down! Everyone you know is sure to love it! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
18

Herbs in the Bible

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herbs in the bibleHerbs in the Bible

With Christmas right around the corner, there is so much to do to get ready for it! Decorating, presents, making Christmas cookies, and the list goes on! Are you working on any new and exciting holiday projects? Or maybe you’re looking for a new unique gift to give to your loved ones for the holidays that is a way to remind them of what the Christmas season is really all about? Well, maybe you could try something with herbs! It just so happens that there are many herbs that have been used since Biblical times and are referenced in the Bible!

 

Aloe Vera- Aloe has been used since Biblical times to treat many wounds, burns, skin irritations and even constipation. It was also used as a perfume, and used to embalm the dead. Now a days, when used in soaping and cosmetics, aloe vera can be used to treat sunburns, acne, skin aging, and stretch marks. It is also used as a moisturizer, and has over 75 different nutrients such as enzymes and amino acids that help to keep you healthy.

aloe vera

Hyssop- Hyssop was used in the Old and New Testaments as a cleansing agent. It was used in Israelite ceremonial rituals as an inner cleanser. Now hyssop can be used to treat bronchitis, bruises, and coughing. It also helps to inhibit sweating, increase or induce menstrual flow, and has anti-fungal and anti-spasmodic properties.

hyssop

Myrrh- In the Bible, myrrh is one of the gifts the three wise men brought for the baby Jesus. It was also used as a salve to purify the dead and as an ingredient for anointing oil in the Tabernacle. Myrrh has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. It can be used in cosmetics and bath and body products to preserve the complexion, reduce swelling, skin rejuvenation, reduce wrinkles and to treat canker sores, bad breath, blisters, gum disease, sore throats and even bad breath.

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Saffron- In ancient times, saffron was coveted for its’ distinct yellow color. It was used as a dye and for food flavoring. It was also used medicinally to treat bubonic plague, upset stomach, and smallpox. Today, saffron can be used in cosmetics to help to smooth and brighten skin, cure acne, stop hair loss and promote new hair growth. It can also be used medicinally to treat depression, allergies, cancer, and help dieters to feel full.

saffron

Frankincense- This herb, along with myrrh, was one of the gifts for baby Jesus from the three wise men. It was used during ceremonial offerings in biblical times, as a way to fumigate peoples’ homes, and it was considered an article of luxury. In candles and cosmetics, frankincense is used to reduce lung and sinus congestion, treat wounds, rejuvenate skin, fight bacterial and fungal infections, and to treat acne. It can also reduce wrinkles and repair scarring.

frankincense

Cinnamon- Cinnamon was once considered more valuable than gold. It was used for perfumes and was an ingredient in anointing oils. Now cinnamon can be used in cosmetics to inhibit the growth of fungi, treat acne and eczema, plump the skin, promote hair growth, and it can be used to relieve an itchy scalp.

cinnamon

Anise- All parts of this plant were used in biblical times. It was considered so valuable that it was even used as currency. It was also used for tithes and offerings. Anise was also used as a medicine for flatulence and to avoid indigestion. In soaps, anise can be used for exfoliation and to bring some natural color. In cosmetics it is used to treat oily skin, coughing, body odor, and it is used as a natural antacid.

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Rosemary- Rosemary signifies love, remembrance, and friendship. It was used in ancient times to cleanse altars and placed underneath beds or in love satchets as protection from harm. One story tells that all of the rosemary flowers turned from white to blue when Mary was fleeing from Herod’s soldiers with the baby Jesus. It can be used as a natural decoration for candles. It has antioxidant and antiseptic properties so when used in cosmetics, it reduces wrinkles and removes dead skin. It also treats bruising and relieves arthritis pain.

rosemary

Lavender- When referenced in the Bible, lavender is actually called spikenard.  Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus and it was regarded as a way to protect people from evil. It can be used is cosmetics and soap for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial properties. It is used to treat eczema, acne, psoriasis, and oily skin. In bath teas and facial masks it is used as a relaxant and to soothe skin.

lavender

Lady’s Bedstraw- otherwise known as Madara or galium verum. It is said that Mary actually prepared the manger for the Christ child using this herb. It is rich in antioxidants that slow down skin aging and it also helps to reduce wrinkles. It has many skin rejuvenating, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.

ladys bedstraw

All of these herbs in the Bible were used for specific and unique reasons! They are perfect to use for any holiday gift or project!  Enjoy them all and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
14

Christmas Soap

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Christmas SoapChristmas Soap

Hello everyone! Are you looking for a new wonderful project to try for this Christmas season? Maybe a new recipe to try as a unique and beautiful gift to give to all of your loved ones for the holiday? Well do we have the perfect one for you! I would like to introduce our new free recipe for our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap! This Christmas soap is made with the thoughts of the three wise men in mind! If you remember the story of the baby Jesus, the three wise men all traveled to see him toting three special gifts. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This soap is a gorgeous way to pay homage to that special holiday story!

 

Ingredients:

85 grams Mango Butter

510 grams Palm Oil

510 grams Olive Oil Pomace

510 grams Coconut Oil 76

85 grams Castor Oil

243 grams Lye

6 grams Myrrh Gum Powder

84 grams Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil

24K Gold Mica Pigment

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

2 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

4 Loaf Silicone Soap Mold

645 grams Distilled Water

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Crockpot

Mixing Spoons

Mixing Bowls

Scale

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

There are actually 2 parts to this soap, you will start out by preparing the rock portion first. In a bowl, weigh out 34 grams Castor Oil, 204 grams Coconut Oil 76, 204 grams Palm Oil, 34 grams Mango Butter, and 204 grams Olive Oil Pomace. Turn the crockpot on low, and heat all of the oils until they are completely liquid.

frankincense and myrrh soap

While you are waiting for them to melt, weigh out 97 grams of lye and 258 grams of distilled water. Slowly and carefully pour the lye into the water and then stir. Never add water to lye! Then once the oils are melted, add the lye to them in the crockpot.  Use the stick blender to bring the mixture to a pudding consistency. Place the lid on the crockpot and allow to cook.  Make sure to keep stirring the mixture every now and then. Once it has reached the consistency of mashed potatoes, the soap is finished.

frankincense and myrrh soap

 

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

When the soap is finished cooking, divide it equally into 4 mixing bowls. Add 2 drops of Orange Oxide Colorant into one bowl, 2 drops of Yellow into one, 2 drops of brown into the third, and do not color the fourth bowl. Then, pour each bowl into a different part of the soap mold and let the soap sit to set up.

frankincense and myrrh soap

After it has set, break the soaps up into pieces and set aside to use later for the rocks.

frankincense and myrrh soap

Now you can start the brown portion of your soap. In the crockpot, melt down 51 grams Mango Butter, 306 grams Olive Oil, 306 grams Coconut Oil 76, 51 grams Castor Oil, and 306 grams Palm Oil.

frankincense and myrrh soap

Prepare your lye water again, (same process as Step 2) using 387 grams distilled water and 146 grams lye. Stir. When the oils are melted, add the lye to the crockpot and stir with the stick blender. This should become about a pudding consistency.

 

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then add your 6 grams of Myrrh Gum Powder and mix it again. Allow your soap to finish until it is again a mashed potato consistency, add 84 grams Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil, and mix together.

frankincense and myrrh soap

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

Now using the 4 loaf mold, put a layer of soap into the bottom of 3 of the different parts of the loaf. Then using the rocks from earlier, place the rocks throughout that layer, pushing them down slightly to prevent air pockets. Put another layer on top and keep repeating the process until you fill the mold.

frankincense and myrrh soap

 

frankincense and myrrh soap

Once you have filled the mold, sprinkle 24K Gold Mica Pigment and Diamond Dust Mica Pigment on top until you are satisfied with the amount, and let it sit for a while to set up. Enjoy your awesome new Frankincense and Myrrh Soap!

frankincense and myrrh soap

This Christmas soap is the perfect gift for all of your loved ones for Christmas time! It is an awesome reminder of what the season is really all about! Enjoy and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Christmas Scents

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Hello all you wonderful people out there! It’s getting colder, winter is upon us, and you know what that means! It’s Christmas time! Time for Santa Claus to come with bunches of presents in tow! Are you a crafter looking to be your own little version of Santa this year with awesome new presents? Well I have the perfect idea for you! We have over 800+ fragrances here at Nature’s Garden and many of them were specifically made with the Christmas spirit in mind! Here are 10 of our wonderful Christmas scents that are sure to be perfect for any holiday craft!

 

Candy Cane Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla.

candy cane fragrance oil

Christmas Cabin Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests.

christmas cabin fragrance oil

Christmas Memories Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is Christmas memories at their finest!  Christmas memories fragrance begins with top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce; flowing nicely into middle notes of cinnamon sticks and freshly ground cloves; with base notes of evergreen and pinecones.

christmas memories fragrance oil

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base.

cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance

Elf Sweat Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by Santa’s elves.  Magical, happy, and hard-working…that would describe the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  Creativity and uniqueness like you’ve never experienced!

elf sweat fragrance oil

Gingerbread Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a spiced cookie, with a freshly baked character with hints of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Natures Garden also offers a body safe gingersnap cookies fragrance that is phthalate-free, and nitro-musk free.

gingerbread fragrance oil

Jack Frost Fragrance- A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy.

jack frost fragrance oil

Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly baked sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, with fresh notes of vanilla extract.  Possibly the best cookie fragrance we have ever smelled!  Smells similar to Vanilla Bean Noel.

mrs claus cookies fragrance oil

Reindeer Poo Fragrance- This holiday season, have fun, laugh a little, and embrace a good sense of humor.  That is what we did when creating Natures Garden’s Reindeer Poo fragrance oil!  This fragrance will lift your holiday spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  Reindeer Poo begins with top notes of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium; and well-balanced with base notes of vanilla, cedarwood, and patchouli.  We believe that the bubbly top notes coincide with the feeling children have when they see Santa’s reindeer magically flying through the sky.

reindeer poo

Snowman Balls Fragrance- This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a provocative, racey new approach to preventing the winter time blues.  A FUN fragrance, that is sure to bring smiles to the faces of many sad people!  Let’s face it, you could never have a snowman without first starting with snowballs. Snowman balls fragrance is a sexy, spicy blend of peppercorns, nutmeg, and fresh clove; embodied with notes of elderberries, blackberries, plums, and fresh green oakmoss; with magical, effervescent top notes of carbonated fizzy pop and just a hint of cool mint.

snowman balls

Be sure to try each and every one of these for this coming holiday season! They are sure to become everyone’s new Christmas scents! And make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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