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Mar
02

Green Clay Mask Recipe


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Green Clay Mask Recipe

Green Clay Mask RecipeThis green clay mask recipe incorporates the benefits of French Green Clay Powder and Peppermint Leaf extract to create an amazing facial! First, French Green Clay has been known to be perfect for those that have some problems with oily skin or anyone with acne issues. So, this refreshing facial mask utilizes this clay’s ability to pull toxins from the skin to make an amazing facial. Also, peppermint has been known to tighten pores and brighten the complexion. Furthermore, the vegetable glycerin that is included has properties that draw moisture into your skin, leaving it baby soft. Overall, this means that every part of this recipe has a positive impact on your face. Plus, this beneficial facial recipe is quick and easy to create. Not only does this recipe only have a few steps, but all the ingredients and the tea bags are already included in the kit. This easy, homemade takes minutes to create and is absolutely worth the effort. This amazing green clay and peppermint leaf recipe will leave your face feeling clean, silky soft, and glowing!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Things Needed from Natures Garden

Refreshing Facial Mask Kit

Green Clay Mask Recipe Ingredients Included in the Kit

French Green Clay Powder

Vegetable Glycerin

Peppermint Leaves (cut & sifted)

Peppermint Leaf Powder

Fillable draw string tea bags– (for making your peppermint infusions)

12 oz. jar with lid

Green Clay Mask Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Pot for boiling water

Stove top

Scale

Small bowls (four)

Spoons

Green Clay Mask Recipe Clean, Sanitize, and Organize

Before beginning to create your refreshing facial mask, make sure you are properly prepared for the process. First, your equipment should be cleaned and ready to use. Make sure that your bowls, pot, and spoons are clean and out on the counter. Also, make sure your counter top and stove have enough room for you to work. While this step may seem to be too simple to need mentioning, it is a very important step in this process and can make the experience infinitely more enjoyable. So, just take a few moments to clean and organize your work-space and equipment.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Things to Remember

Before starting you should know that this recipe will make enough for a single facial. If you are making this recipe for yourself, then following the recipe exactly will be perfect. However, if you are creating facials for something like a girl’s night, then you may want to plan ahead a bit. Depending on how many people you have you could maybe have each person create their own, and just share the steeped peppermint tea. On the other hand, you could try doubling the batch as you go. Either way, make sure that you are aware of how much that you are going to need.

Another thing to keep in mind is the shelf life of this recipe. We recommend that you use this recipe as soon as you create it, but you can store your facial for later use. If you want to create your facials in advance, then make sure to avoid storing for more than one week. Also, you must store this recipe in the refrigerator to prevent spoiling. As there is no preservative added, it is not a good idea to store for longer or leave out for too long. For storing you could use the 12-ounce jar that is included in the kit.  Alternatively, if you would like to extend the life of your facial mask, you can choose to add Optiphen preservative.  If you decide to go this route, we recommend a 1% usage rate.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Begin Boiling the Water

Green Clay Mask Recipe Begin Boiling the WaterBefore starting you may want to set a pot of water on the stove to boil. While you could do this in a later step, it may quicken the process a bit if you start boiling your water before you begin with the steps for this recipe. Waiting for the water to boil will lengthen the time you spend on the tea steeping step, so starting it before you begin could be a real-time saver. Now, let’s get started!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and Herb

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and HerbFirst, we are going to combine the French Green Clay Powder and the Peppermint Leaf Powder into a small bowl. Take your scale, place the bowl on top, and tare out the weight of the bowl on the scale. Now, weigh 24 grams of the French Green Clay Powder and 2 grams of the Peppermint Leaf Powder into the same small bowl. Mix these two powders together and set the bowl aside for later.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and Herb

Second, you will want to weigh the Peppermint Leaf cut and sifted herb for later use. Take a new bowl and tare out your scale. Now, weight 2 grams of this herb into the bowl. We will be using this weighed herb in the following step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Steeping the Peppermint Leaf

Green Clay Mask Recipe Steeping the Peppermint LeafNow, it’s time for you to create the peppermint leaf tea. Take the 2 grams of Peppermint Leaf cut and sifted that you have already weighed. Now, scoop all of this herb into one of the provided tea bags. Once your water is boiling you are going to place your tea bag in the boiling hot water. While you can put the tea bag directly into the pot, I transferred some of the water to another small bowl and allowed my tea bag to steep there. I did this to prevent the tea from being too diluted and to make it easier to transfer later. Once your teabag has steeped for long enough, you can move on to the next step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weighing the Liquid Ingredients

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weighing the Liquid IngredientsNext, you are going to combine the freshly steeped peppermint tea and the vegetable glycerin into a single, small bowl. Take your scale and tare the weight of a small bowl. Now, weigh 18 grams of the peppermint tea and 6 grams of the vegetable glycerin into the same, small bowl. Mix these together well, so you can pour this mixture in a later step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Combining Powder and Liquid Ingredients

Green Clay Mask Recipe Combining Powder and Liquid IngredientsFinally, you are going to mix the powder mixture from the very first step with the liquid ingredients from the previous step. Take the bowl of French Green Clay Powder and Peppermint Leaf Powder and pour the bowl of Peppermint Tea and Vegetable Glycerin on top of the powders. Now, mix this mixture together well. Your facial is finally ready to use!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Results

After trying out the Natures Garden Refreshing Facial Mask myself, I’ve fallen in love with this recipe! Not only does the mask smell of delicious peppermint, but made my face feel amazing. Before trying this recipe, I was a little skeptical about whether this would work for me. While I have some problem areas, such as my nose, that are overly oily, my cheeks have been dry from a combination of my face cleanser and the cold, windy weather. However, I was extremely impressed with this recipe! It worked wonderfully on my nose but still left my cheeks feeling smooth and soft. The thing that made this refreshing facial mask kit even more amazing was that I have enough left to create nine more masks! I may even try to get one of my friends to retry this recipe with me. Even though many of my friends aren’t super crafty, this recipe is one that is super easy and delightful to use when it’s finished!

Dec
14

Kaolin Clay Uses


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kaolin clayKaolin Clay Uses

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day and this finds you all in happy moods! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for some new and exciting products to try? Something that is sure to get your customers attention? Something sure to get everyone talking? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new to try in your homemade creations? Have you ever tried making anything with cosmetic clays before? Kaolin Clay to be specific? If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for? Cosmetic clays are amazing and you definitely should be using them in your products! Kaolin clay is wonderful and can be used in so many different industries and products!

Kaolin clay is actually named after a hill in China where it was originally mined from, Kao-Ling Hill. But did you know that kaolin clay is also known by other names as well? It can also be known as Ceramic Clay, or China Clay. Kaolin clay was actually first introduced in Europe during the 1700s. The Chinese introduced it as an example of an ingredient used in the process for making porcelain. Kaolin clay can actually be used in the paper making process as well! When used for paper making, it helps to ensure to gloss on the paper. In 2008, the US Naval Medical Research actually announced that they had invented a kaolin-infused gauze. This gauze is called “Quikclot Combat Gauze.”

There are many wonderful benefits to kaolin clay uses. It can be used for many different products and industries, one of them being for bath and body products. Some common bath and body products that can include kaolin clay are bath bombs, mud baths, face masks, eye shadow, natural deodorant, salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, foundation, and blush. When used in these products, kaolin clay has many fantastic benefits, especially for skin care. Kaolin clay helps to exfoliate the skin, stimulate circulation, and also works as a great exfoliant on the skin. There are also many medicinal benefits of kaolin clay as well! It helps to soothe upset stomachs and suppress hunger. Kaolin clay can also treat cholera, mouth pain, diarrhea, any soreness caused by ulcers or radiation, and it can even treat swelling within the large intestine.

Now hold on there, I know you want to try out this amazing cosmetic clay as soon as possible, and here’s how! All you need to do is type “kaolin” or “kaolin clay” into the search bar on our website. That will actually take you directly to our Kaolin White Clay Powder page. On top of the clay picture, you will see a little green box that says “Recipe.” If you click on that it will show the names and pictures of three of all of our wonderful free recipes that are actually made with kaolin clay! Make sure to try them all out especially our Stinky Feet Foot Powder, our Wild Bath Bomb, and our Silky Shimmering Body Powder! While you’re at it, check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
13

Red Moroccan Clay Uses


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red moroccan clayRed Moroccan Clay Uses

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week! Have you used any clays in your products recently? Any cosmetic clays? Red Moroccan clay to be specific? Red Moroccan clay would be the perfect product to use to impress your customers and friends with a new twist on your projects! Or maybe you’re just looking for something new and exciting to try for your own homemade bath and body products? Red Moroccan clay people! I’m telling you, this is one product you just have to try! So let me tell you just a little bit more about it, because I am sure you will absolutely love it! It can be used in so many different industries and products too!

Did you know that Red Moroccan clay was once reserved only for the use of royalty in ancient Egypt? Red Moroccan clay actually originated and was first found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is actually one of the most rare and most pure clays on this whole Earth! One of its many uses is for preparing body for Turkish baths. Red Moroccan clay actually contains many nutrients that are very important to the body. It contains potassium, silica, iron, magnesium, and sodium.

There are so many wonderful red Moroccan clay uses. It can be used in many different industries and products, and especially in bath and body products. Common bath and body products that include red Moroccan clay are face masks, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, shampoos and conditioners, soaps, bath bombs, mineral baths, and even deodorizing feet treatments. When used in all of these products, red Moroccan clay has many amazing benefits. It can benefits your skin by shrinking pores, adding moisture, and improving texture and elasticity. It also helps to remove impurities and toxins from the skin, stimulate circulation, draw out excess oils, and it even cleanses, nourishes, and exfoliates your skin. Your hair can benefit from this cosmetic clay as well! It helps to cleanse the hair and scalp as well as enhancing the hair.

There are even some medicinal benefits to red Moroccan clay uses as well. It helps to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and many other rashes as well. Are you wondering what to use this awesome product in? Well, don’t worry because here at Nature’s Garden we offer many wonderful free recipes and classes and our Mechanics Soap and our Firming Facial Mask both just happen to be made with red Moroccan clay. When you type either “red mo clay” or just “red clay” into the search bar on our website, it will take you directly to our Red Moroccan Clay Powder page. When you get to that page, on the top of the clay picture, there will be a little green box labeled “Recipe.” If you click on that, it will show you the names and pictures of our Mechanic Soap and Firming Facial Mask. When you click on either of those, they are actually direct links straight to those amazing recipes! Make sure to try them out as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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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
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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