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Dec
20

Elf Sweat Scent

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Hi everyone! Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done yet? What did you ask Santa for this year? You know at this time of year, all his elves are working extra hard in overtime to get every gift done for all the girls and boys out there! Do you have any cute gift ideas for your own little elves this year? Or have you figured out any unique elf projects to give to your friends and family? Our Elf Sweat scent is the perfect fragrance for all of your future holiday creations!

What Does Elf Sweat Smell Like?

I’m sure with such a creative name, you’re totally intrigued as to what this unique fragrance smells like. Well, Elf Sweat by Nature’s Garden was inspired by what else? Santa’s elves of course! This Nature’s Garden original fragrance perfectly captures all the exact personality traits of Santa’s elves by being a happy, bubbly, hard-working magical fragrance! It is a uniquely creative blend of candy canes, syrup, candy corn, candy, and a magically creative top note of spicy effervescent soda pop bubbles!

How Do Our Customers Use Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil?

Don’t you hear their little hammers pounding away? Or the Christmas carols I’m sure they’re humming to while they’re working on all of those wonderful toys or the smell of Christmas cookies baking for them to snack on later? What do you think the elves favorite toys to make are? This fragrance is definitely the perfect one to bring all the magic of the holidays into your home! If you want to use it for the candle making process, this scent performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, while it is nice and strong in soy wax. It also will fill your house with magic if you use it in some nice and strong aroma beads. If you like to make incense or potpourri, Elf Sweat has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 1.3%. Common bath and body products that can include Elf Sweat are lotions, soaps, bath oils, perfumes, and bath gels. Elf Sweat does have a vanillin content of 3%, but Vanilla White can aid by preventing discoloration. Just make sure you test it thoroughly in your finished products! For all you cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is perfect for your new creations! Our CP findings are as follows: it handles well with no acceleration and no ricing. However, it does discolor products to a medium brown color.

Just type in “elf sweat” in the search bar on our website and that will take you directly to this magically wonderful fragrance so you can start using it as soon as possible! But make sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well, our Christmas Tree Bath Bomb and Gingerbread Aroma Beads are both perfect for the holidays! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
18

Country Christmas Scent

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Hello all you wonderful crafters out there! Do you have your own style for Christmas? Maybe you love to bling everything out, or love a winter wonderland feel? What about Country Christmas Scent? Don’t you just love the look of a homey country Christmas? We sure do! We’ve gotten all caught up in the magic of burlap and wood and homey-ness here at Nature’s Garden. If you’re looking for a fragrance to bring this wonderful warm feeling to your new products and projects, then our Country Christmas scent is perfect for you! Besides its’ obvious name, this fragrance is just the right blend of the holidays and home to bring into your homes!

What Does Country Christmas Smell Like?

Country Christmas by Nature’s Garden is a truly fantastic fragrance that brings all the comforts of home along with it! It is a wonderful blend of apples, bayberries, cranberries, spicy hints of cloves and nutmeg, and top zesty notes of orange.

How Do Our Customers Use Country Christmas Fragrance Oil?

Christmas is getting closer and closer as each day passes! Have you put up all of your beautiful Christmas decorations yet? Country Christmas is the perfect scent to pull in the sense of togetherness that is such a big part of this holiday season. When you use it for the candle making, it works nice and strong in soy wax, while it performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. If you would like to fill your whole house with this lovely scent, go ahead and use it in some nice and strong aroma beads! But if you’re more of a potpourri and incense person, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of just .05%. Some common bath and body products that can include Country Christmas are bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and perfumes. There is also a 0% percent vanillin content for this scent! For all you cold process soapers out there, our CP findings are: it has a perfect pour, no ricing, and a super strong scent! It may discolor your products to a slight beige color, but it has no acceleration and it is a perfect seller for the holiday season!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful Christmas fragrance as soon as possible? Are you dying to fill your house with the smells of the country and the feeling of being right in the comforts of home? Well, all you have to do is type “country chris” right into the search bar on our site and it will take you right to this amazing fragrance! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes, like our Candy Cane Facial Mask or our adorable Santa Candle. Those recipes and all of our other amazing Christmas recipes are perfect for this upcoming holiday season! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
15

Christmas Cookies Scent

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Hello all you wonderful people! Are you ready for Santa yet? Do you have all of your delicious cookies baked ready for him to munch on after he makes his way down the chimney? What’s your favorite holiday cookie or dessert to bake? Here at Nature’s Garden, we’re all ready for the big guy! We can’t wait to see what we’re getting for our presents this year! Are you looking for something awesome to add as a new gift for your friends and family? How about a new Christmas fragrance to use in your Christmas crafts? Make sure to try our Christmas Cookies scent, it is sure to fill your home with even more yummy smells of those wonderful holiday cookies!

 

What Does Christmas Cookies Smell Like?

Christmas Cookies by Nature’s Garden smells like what else of course? Cookies!! Wonderful, delicious, homemade Christmas cookies! Just like a freshly hot baked buttery cookie with loads of frosting!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil?

I’m sure you’re all getting ready to bake those amazing Christmas dinners, whether it’s turkey or ham or chicken, and you just can’t wait for those delicious smells to fill your house! For all you crafters out there, this fragrance is the perfect scent to add in to bring the thoughts of all those fantastic desserts! When you use this scent for the candle making process, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing just perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! If you want to fill your house with this wonderful scent, make sure to use it in some nice and strong aroma beads! For all you potpourri makers out there, this scent can also be used for incense and potpourri, with a 50% maximum usage rate!

For bath and body products, Christmas Cookies has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common products that this fragrance can be used for are lotions, perfumes, soaps, bath gels, and bath oils. However, this scent does has a 7.10% vanillin content, meaning that there is a possibility that it can discolor your soaps and other products. For all of you cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: there is no separation with just a slight acceleration. Christmas Cookies will discolor to a dark brown color, but it soaps beautifully and has a very good scent!

 

This is one fragrance that even the big guy himself is sure to love! And how could he not when it’s the smell of his very own favorite snack? Are you wondering how to get your hands on it as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “chris cookies” into the search bar on our website and that will take you directly to this awesome fragrance! And while you’re there, make sure to check out all of our amazing free classes and recipes as well! You’re sure to find some that will be perfect for you for the holiday season! Enjoy, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
11

Christmas Thyme Scent

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christmas thyme fragrance oilChristmas Thyme Scent- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s almost here! Christmas is just weeks away, pretty much right around the corner! Have you finished all your present shopping? Do you have everything wrapped and ready to go? Are all of your decorations up? This is the most wonderful time of the year and definitely the most exciting! Are you looking for some new Christmas fragrances to add to your holiday projects? Have you ever tried our Christmas Thyme Scent? It is the perfect fragrance to add to all of your projects, and it is the perfect scent to use for gifts for all of your loved ones!

What Does Christmas Thyme Scent Smell Like?

Christmas Thyme by Nature’s Garden is the wonderful aroma of apples and bayberries with base notes of thyme and fresh thyme needles. Christmas Thyme also has top notes of cinnamon bark that is freshly ground. This amazing scent is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil?

Do you see that little red light in the sky? Rudolph gets closer and closer every day, leading Santa’s sleigh filled with presents! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! When used in the candle making process, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! If you would like to have your whole house enveloped in this lovely scent, Christmas Thyme can be used in some nice and strong aroma beads! There is also a 50% maximum usage rate for this fragrance if used in incense and potpourri recipes!

For bath and body products however, Christmas Thyme scent is not body safe. So please, do not attempt to use it in any soaps, lotions, perfumes, creams, or any other type of bath and body product. It is best to stick with just filling your house with this amazing scent!

Although, this fragrance is not body safe, please don’t hesitate to use it in candles or potpourri recipes! Here at Nature’s Garden, we actually offer many free recipes and classes, and our free recipe for our Christmas Liquid Potpourri is actually made with our Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil! Make sure to try out this amazing recipe! It would be the perfect stocking stuffer or new unique gift to give to all of your friends and family, and even your customers! But make sure to check out all the rest of our free Christmas recipes as well!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful scent as soon as possible? All you have to do is type “chris thyme” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil. On top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” If you click on that tab, you will see the name and picture of our Christmas Liquid Potpourri recipe. That is a direct link to the actual free recipe. Make sure to check out this awesome product as soon as possible!! Please contact us with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
09

Christmas Cabernet Scent

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Hello all of you wonderful people! Are you all ready for Christmas? Do you have your delicious cookies baked and ready for the big guy yet? Is all of your shopping done for your amazing family and friends? Or are you looking for the perfect Christmas scent to add to your new projects to use as unique heartfelt gifts for all of your loved ones? How about our Christmas Cabernet scent? Christmas Cabernet is definitely the perfect fragrance to use for all of your holidays projects and gifts!

What Does Christmas Cabernet Smell Like?

Christmas Cabernet by Nature’s Garden is sure to make you want to speed up the clock to reach the time for Christmas celebrations! It is the scent of a full-bodied wine with power and a good varietal character, and hints of the flavor of delicious red cherries, giving it an excellent balance of flavors and a long finish! Christmas Cabernet also gives off the aroma of a beautiful bouquet of oak and berries and is the classically traditional red that is perfect for the holiday season!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil?

With the warmth of the Christmas spirit inside you and everyone you know, Christmas Cabernet is the perfect fragrance to use for this holiday season. For all you candle makers out there, this scent is just right for you! When used for candles, it performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax and is also nice and strong in soy wax! Hoping to fill your house with a warm Christmassy scent for the holidays? This fragrance actually is lovely in some nice and strong aroma beads! It can even be used in potpourri and incense recipes with a maximum usage rate of 50%!
For bath and body products, Christmas Cabernet has a 5% maximum usage rate. Common products it can be used in are lotions, creams, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. However, when used in bath and body products, this fragrance does have a .35% vanillin content, meaning it can possibly discolor your products. Just make sure to thoroughly test it before using it on finished products! For all you cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a very strong scent and no acceleration, but it does discolor products to a light beige color.

This fragrance is the perfect fragrance for this coming holiday season! It is sure to remind you of many Christmas parties past, and brings thoughts of many more to come! Christmas Cabernet is a wonderful fragrance to use for all of your Christmas projects and even new gifts for your family and friends! The easiest way to get ahold of this amazing scent is by typing “chris caber” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil page! But while you’re there, make sure to check out all of our wonderful free classes and recipes as well! You are sure to enjoy each and every one of them! Please contact us if you have any problems or concerns and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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Dec
02

Christmas Memories Scent

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Hello everyone! Are you all finished decorating for Christmas yet? Is your house completely covered with all of those wonderful Christmas lights? Have you figured out what to buy all of your loved ones for the perfect Christmas present yet? Maybe you’re still searching for that unique gift that is just right for the holiday season! Well, maybe I can help! Here at Nature’s Garden we have over 800+ amazing fragrance oils, and so many of them have been created specifically for the wonderful Christmas season! Our Christmas Memories Scent is the perfect fragrance to use in any gift or project for your loved ones!

 

What Does Christmas Memories Smell Like?

Christmas Memories by Nature’s Garden is guaranteed to remind you of all of your amazing Christmas memories throughout your own life! It has base notes of pinecones and evergreens, nicely flowing middle notes of freshly ground cloves and cinnamon sticks, and top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce! Christmas Memories Scent is actually a Nature’s Garden original fragrance!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil?

With the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells getting closer and closer with each passing day, Christmas Memories is the perfect scent for this holiday season! For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you! When used in candles, it is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax! Looking for another way to fill your house with the aroma of Christmas? Use Christmas Memories in some nice and strong aroma beads! It even has a maximum usage rate of 50% when used in potpourri and incense recipes!

For bath and body products, this fragrance has different maximum usage rates for different products. Common products it can be used in are bath oils, soaps, lotions, perfumes, and bath gels. When used for lotions and perfumes, Christmas Memories scent has a maximum usage rate of only 1%. When used in bath gels, bath oils, and soaps, this fragrance has a 2% maximum usage rate. There is also no vanillin content in this great fragrance! For all of you cold process soapers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a very lovely scent, there is some acceleration, and it does discolor products to a mauve pink color.

Are you enchanted by this amazing fragrance? Wondering how to get your hands on the scent of Christmas memories as soon as possible? Well, just type “christ mem” into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Christmas Memories fragrance oil! This scent is sure to be a favorite for all of your friends, family and loved ones this holiday season! But make sure to check out all of our amazing free recipes and classes we offer here at Nature’s Garden! There are sure to be some amazing ones that you will love to use for the holidays! Make sure to get your hands on this wonderful Christmas fragrance as soon as possible! Even Santa and his elves would love this fragrance as their own special presents! Please contact us with any thoughts or questions you may have and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
29

Christmas Cabin Scent

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Hello everyone! Have you picked out your Christmas tree yet? Or maybe you’re already all finished decorating it! Do you like to put up your Christmas decorations ahead of time so that the Christmas spirit can be in your house for even longer? Well, here at Nature’s Garden we are just full of the Christmas spirit! We cannot wait for Christmas to get here! Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to use in your gifts or projects to use for this Christmas season? Well Christmas Cabin scent is just that scent! It is sure to be the perfect scent to bring that homey country Christmas feeling to you and yours for the holidays!

 

What Does Christmas Cabin Smell Like?

Christmas Cabin by Nature’s Garden is a best selling NG original fragrance oil! It is a wonderful aroma that is a blend of cranberries and bayberries with hints or orange zest and top notes of freshly crushed cinnamon bark!

 

How Do Our Customers Use Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil?

It’s finally time for the smells of hot chocolate and eggnog to fill your houses, and Christmas Cabin is the perfect scent to bring in that country Christmas feeling! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right for your holiday projects! It works nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax! Christmas Cabin even has a 50% maximum usage rate if you want to use it in incense and potpourri recipes! You can even fill your house with the feeling of a comforting country Christmas by using this scent in some nice and strong aroma beads!

When you use this fragrance in bath and body products, it has different maximum usage rates for different products. Common products it can be used in are lotions, bath gels, perfumes, soaps and bath oils. When used for soaps, bath oils, and bath gels Christmas Cabin has a maximum usage rate of 1%. When used in lotions and perfumes, this fragrance has .5% maximum usage rate. For all of the cold process soapers out there, Christmas Cabin scent is perfect for you! Our CP findings are: it has a slight separation and some acceleration, however using a stick blender will blend it right back in. It does discolor products to a light caramel color, but is has a very nice Christmassy scent! It also has no vanillin content!

Do you love the country Christmas look and style? Well then Christmas Cabin is the perfect fragrance for you for this holiday season! It is sure to bring all the comforts of home along with it and the thoughts of hot chocolate and yummy glasses of eggnog! The easiest way to get your hands on this great fragrance is by typing “christ cabin” into the search bar on our site. It will take you directly to our Christmas Cabin fragrance page! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! You are sure to find some amazing ones to go right along with your own little country Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season as long as possible and be sure to watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
21

Frankincense and Myrrh Scent

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Frankincense and Myrrh is a beautiful fragrance that represents the very special story of the baby Jesus himself. It is a wonderful way to bring the real meaning of the holiday into your home. In the Christmas Story, after Mary has given birth to the baby Jesus, three wise men, or other wise known as the three magi, come to visit the baby. They come bearing three special gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gifts fit for a King! Frankincense and Myrrh scent is amazing scent that is perfect for all of your holiday projects and gifts! It is a great way to remind people of the real meaning of Christmas!

 

What Does Frankincense and Myrrh Smell Like?

Frankincense and Myrrh by Nature’s Garden is a wonderful and rich combination of vanilla, sheer musk, herbaceous woodsy pine, olibanum, patchouli, myrrh, floral notes of lilac.

How Do Our Customers Use Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil?

With the day that the baby Jesus was brought into the world bring just around the corner, Frankincense and Myrrh scent is the perfect way to pay homage to this most glorious of days. If you would like to use this fragrance for candle making, it is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. If you are into making incense or potpourri, Frankincense and Myrrh has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can even bring a memory of the Christmas story to your whole house by using this scent it is nice and strong aroma beads!

For bath and body products, Frankincense and Myrrh scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. It can be used in many common bath and body products such as soaps, lotions, bath gels, perfumes, and bath oils. However, Frankincense and Myrrh does have a vanillin content of 6% meaning that it will discolor your soaps and bath body products to a very dark brown color. You can try out Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent discoloration.  For all the CP soapers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you for this holiday season! Our CP findings are: no acceleration or ricing, it will discolor your products to a very dark brown color, and it has a perfect pour!

 

Frankincense and Myrrh scent is the perfect fragrance for the Holiday season! Use it in any gifts or products to help your loved ones really remember what this holiday is all about! But hold on a minute, because it gets even better! We offer many free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free recipe for Frankincense and Myrrh Soap just so happens to be made with Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil! This soap is perfect for Christmas time! The easiest way to get a hold of these awesome products is by typing “frankin” into the search bar on our website. That will take you directly to our Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the fragrance picture will be a little green link that says “Recipe.” That will show you the name and picture of our Frankincense and Myrrh Soap. That link will take you right to our free recipe! Enjoy these amazing products and please don’t forget about the real meaning of Christmas! Make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
18

Herbs in the Bible

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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