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Oct
20

25 Ways to Use Peppermint


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25 Ways to Use Peppermint25 Ways to Use Peppermint

We all have our passions. Well for me, at this time of year, it’s peppermint.  There is just something about the smell and taste of peppermint that just makes me feel rejuvenated and excited for the holiday season.  Some love pumpkin…pumpkin carving, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soaps, the list could go on and on.  And for those who have a love for pumpkin, you can check out ways to use pumpkin here. Others, though, have a passion for peppermint. So, today, we will talk about peppermint and show you 25 ways to use peppermint.

You know that warm feeling you get when it’s snowing and freezing outside and you curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket? That is the same feeling I get when I drink a hot peppermint mocha coffee.  I even make my nieces peppermint hot cocoa each year, topped with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.  They have loved it since they were toddlers. They are now teenagers, beginning to drive, growing up and finding their way through life, but I love that they still come over for peppermint mochas and have girl time with their aunt. To me, that is the best feeling in the world.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Natural Peppermint

First, let’s look at the natural peppermint herb as well as the essential oil.  Peppermint leaves are fabulous when used in natural cosmetics and homemade soap. However, it is also used in other industries as well.  It is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. In fact, peppermint tea is believed to relieve the pressure caused by migraine headaches. The leaves of peppermint are frequently added to eye pillow formulas to assist in relieving headaches. Since peppermint produces a cooling and numbing effect on the skin, it is sometimes used in body cream formulations to help with skin irritations. You can read all about peppermint, it uses in many industries and its benefits here.

Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted

There are so many ways peppermint can be incorporated into your handmade cosmetic recipes.  The leaves can be infused into your products with wonderful results.  Personally, peppermint is one of my favorite herbs to work with.  I often infuse it into my lotions and soaps and I even love peppermint tea.

Peppermint Leaf Powder25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Peppermint Leaf Powder can be used to naturally color soaps, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. It is also used for its many benefits in these same products.  Many use it in bath teas or even herbal infusions. Keep reading to see how we have used this powdered herb in our Sinus Relief Bath Bombs Recipe.

Peppermint Essential Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Essential Oil

100% Pure and All-Natural Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil. The botanical name for peppermint essential oil is Mentha Piperita.  Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of products from homemade candles to scented bath bombs to lotions and sprays. Peppermint helps to cool and even numb the skin.  Some swear by peppermint to help relieve colds, headaches, and sinus problems. We have used it in a variety of lip balm, soap, and balm recipes.  Keep reading to see how we have incorporated it into some of our free recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Fragrance Oils

Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil

This is a fun, fluffy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products.  Very fun!

Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bittersweet chocolate. This is another fragrance oil that I absolutely adore. I am obsessed with a peppermint chocolate or peppermint vanilla combo.  This one did not let me down. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is strong and smells delicious.

Peppermint Fragrance OilWays to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very crisp, clean, true peppermint scent. This fragrance oil is perfect for this time of year.  It is great by itself, or even as a mixer.  It is wonderful in a variety of cosmetic, candle and soap recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil

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. This one is a holiday favorite for quite a few NG staff members, myself included.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Fragrance OilCandy Cane Fragrance Oil

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 smells just like the real thing.  It is one of our most popular Christmas scents and is wonderful in both candle and bath and body products.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap and Candle Molds

It is so easy to incorporate peppermint into soap and candles simply by using scent or the herb itself.  However, below you will find a few molds to help add peppermint in other unique ways.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Patty MoldChocolate Mint Patties Mold

Now, the Chocolate Mint Patties is perfect for wax melts or even soap embeds.  You can use it right along with the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. I will add that this particular type of mold probably won’t work well with cold process soap.  It will not be able to hold up to the heat.  However, you can use it create melt and pour embeds for your handcrafted cp soap.

Swirl Wafers Mold25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Swirl Wafer Mold

Next, we have the swirl wafers mold.  These wafer mold very closely resemble those little peppermint candies.  They too are perfect for your homemade wax melts and soap embeds. In fact, if you keep reading you will see how we have used these molds here at NG.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Pinwheel MoldPinwheel Mold

Finally, we have the Pinwheel Mold.  This mold is another mold that is similar in appearance to a peppermint candy.  However, this one is a bit larger.  It would be perfect for soap making.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Lip Balm Recipes

Peppermint is amazing in lip balm!  It is quite possibly my favorite lip balm flavoring.  I like it by itself but I am completely obsessed with mixing it with other flavoring oils or elements.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Chocolate Peppermint Lip BalmChocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Next, peppermint essential oil can be used in your lip balm recipes as a flavor oil.  This particular lip balm is, in my opinion, the best lip balm ever!  I happen to love Peppermint Patties and this is exactly what this lip balm reminds me of!  It not only uses peppermint essential oil but also real chocolate to flavor the lip balm. In addition, we used a variety of oils and butters.

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, another lip balm recipe.  This recipe uses chocolate as lip balm flavoring as well.  This time though, we used white chocolate along with peppermint essential oil.  This recipe also uses our fabulous all natural lip balm base.  This base makes it quick and simple to make your own lip balm with outstanding results.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap Making Recipe

Peppermint is so much fun in soap.  Whether you create melt and pour soap or cold process soap you will have a hit.  See some of the mp and cp soaping recipes we have created below.

Snowball Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Snowball Soap Recipe

Snowball soap recipe is scented with a combination that will blow you away!  This combination has become a favorite of many from Natures Garden’s creative team. It is the combination of both peppermint essential oil and lavandin essential oil.  This adorable soap ice blue and is topped with whipped soap base and snowflake embeds.

Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our final melt and pour soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil.  For those who haven’t tried it, it is strong and great in soap. We also used a swirled pink and red melt and pour embed.  Then, we topped it with pink whipped soap base and sprinkles.

Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

Lastly, a cold process soap recipe that uses peppermint.  This cp soap recipe uses Peppermint Fragrance Oil.  This soap is refreshing and rejuvenating for your feet.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Face Masks

Peppermint makes a stellar addition to facial masks.  It will leave you feeling so refreshed like you just walked out of a spa.  These next few recipes are perfect for a girls night in.

Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

In addition, peppermint can be incorporated into your facial mask recipes. This face mask is the perfect way for you, or your clients to relax your worries away.  So, sit back and let this face mask leave you refreshed and rejuvenated with both cut peppermint leaf and peppermint powder herbs.

Candy Cane Facial Mask25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Face Mask Recipe

Next, we use peppermint in another way.  This facial mask uses peppermint essential.  Additionally, this layered face mask uses Kaolin Clay Powder and Rose Clay Powder. This face mask’s powder portion is packaged in a jar.  When using it, you simply take a small amount of the powder out and mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  The advantages to creating this product for you inventory are a longer shelf life, a product that is fast and easy to make, and you don’t have to add a preservative.  So, you can package the facial mask in a jar and sell it as a set along with a small bottle of vegetable glycerin.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Room Scenting Recipes

Now, we will talk about how we have added peppermint to our room scenting recipes. We have used a peppermint scent in both candles and a potpourri for our burners.  Both of these recipes are phenomenal for room scenting, filling the rooms with a wonderful minty aroma!

Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Glistening Snowflakes Wax Potpourri Recipe

First, our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe.  It is scented with the AMAZING aroma of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. For those that haven’t used Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, you will not be disappointed.  This scent is the combination of peppermint and vanilla and smells great in wax potpourri and tarts.

Candy Cane Candle Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Also, our Candy Cane Candle Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in this layered candle recipe.  Not only will you learn how to layer a candle, but it will also show you how to whip candle wax.  You will have so much fun creating this festive holiday candle.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Bath Bombs

Bath bombs, what can I say, everyone is obsessed, myself included.  Below you will see how to add a little mint to your bath fizzy recipes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Bombs Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Chocolate Chip Bath Bombs Recipe

Now, a fun bath bomb recipe.  This bath bombs are shaped like ice cream scoops and made to look like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Not only does it fizz and foam, it smells amazing too!  It is scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Another bath bomb recipe is our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  It uses not only our Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil but also peppermint powder. Relieve the sinus pressure and give this bath fizzy recipe a try.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Other Recipes

Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Now, we have a foot balm recipe to help those tired and aching feet.  This foot balm recipe uses a combination of essential oils, including peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing effect. Your feet will thank you for this balm.

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Finally, the sunburn relief bath tea recipe. This recipe included peppermint for its soothing and cooling properties.  We all know how painful it can be when you are burnt to a crisp. Well, relax, the best you can, in this bath tea to help sooth away the pain.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Something for the Kids
Scented Play Dough Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Scented Play Dough Recipe

Next, a recipe that will have your kids jumping for joy!  Not only can you make them play dough in their favorite colors, but you can scent it with their favorite scents.  A perfect item to prepare for upcoming holiday breaks!

 

How have you used peppermint in your handcrafted soap, candles, or cosmetic recipe?  We would love to see what you have been up to!  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  You can also like us on Facebook. You can also post pictures of your handcrafted projects or links to your website.

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

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.

Mar
24

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes


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30 Free Lip Balm Recipes30 Free Lip Balm Recipes

This blog is all about lip care! Natures Garden has created everything from lip scrubs to lipstick to regular lip balms. Now, we are going to compile 30 Free Lip Balm Recipes and share what is so great about them! These recipes are available on the site, but this blog aims to help you find exactly what you are looking to create. This way you can look at the ingredients within each recipe without clicking through each one individually. So, let’s get started!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Firstly, let’s take a look at a lip balm that is soft and long-lasting. The Avocado Lip Balm Recipe is a great choice for those looking for a lip balm that will last. The soft, smooth oils glide over the skin and leave you protected for a long time. This is because the recipe includes various soft oils that will keep your lips moisturized for a long time after application. For instance, Avocado Oil is a long lasting oil that will remain on the skin for longer periods of time. This makes it a perfect oil for lip balm recipes!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Bling Lip Gloss Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Bling Lip Gloss Recipe

Second, check out a lip care recipe that is absolutely gorgeous! The Bling Lip Gloss Recipe incorporates Diamond Dust Mica in the recipe to provide a pretty shimmer. The shimmer works perfectly with the glossy coconut oil to create a wonderful lip gloss! Plus, there’s more to the recipe than all glitz and glam. Coconut Oil is a great moisturizer, so with this in addition to the lip balm base, this recipe is perfect for your lip care.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Now, take a look at a recipe that is just as delicious as it is nourishing! The Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe includes soft incredibly moisturizing oils and even real dark chocolate! However, the chocolate was included for more than just a great taste. Dark chocolate has actually been known to protect and hydrate your skin. So, this lip balm recipe is delicious and effective!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Also, you may want to try out a recipe that combines everything we’d expect from a lip balm with the cooling sensation of peppermint. Not only does this recipe include real dark chocolate and some highly moisturizing oils, but the Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe uses real peppermint essential oil in the recipe. Think about it, mint chocolate chip ice cream for your lips!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe

Next, take a look at a colorful and textured lip balm recipe. The Chunky Lip Balm Recipe is a simple recipe that creates a lip balm that is quite interesting. These lip balms use the Lip Balm Base available at Natures Garden to make to incredibly easy to create a moisturizing lip balm that is pretty fun as well. Plus, the recipe includes the shimmery magic of Diamond Dust Mica.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe

Additionally, try out a lip balm that is sugary sweet as can be! The Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe is a recipe that takes the delicious flavor of cotton candy and makes it even better! How could it be better? By making your lips smooth and soft, of course! This recipe includes Shea Butter, which helps to protect your lips from the elements, along with many other moisturizing oils.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe

Now, check out a lip balm that takes Coconut Oil to a whole new level. The Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe includes both a coconut flavor oil and a lot of Coconut Oil While there are a few other oils included in this recipe, Coconut oil has the most weight. Since this oil is a natural moisturizer, this recipe is perfect for very dry lips and especially great the winter time!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe

Also, check out a recipe that is simple, yet unique. Not only does the Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe uses the lip balm base to provide moisture, but the lip balm has a center with extra moisturizing power. The center of the lip balm has been colored to make it more fun, but it has Beeswax and Vitamin E Oil added as well. These oils make the recipe more nourishing and moisturizing.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

Additionally, try out a super cute lip scrub inspired by decadent creme brulee.  The Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe is a simple recipe that incorporates Natures Garden’s Lip Balm Base, Creme Brulee Flavoring, brown sugar, and real white chocolate to create a lip scrub that is both moisturizing and super tasty. The top layer of this recipe uses brown sugar for color and exfoliation. The bottom layer is simply the smooth lip balm, chocolate and flavoring to create to full creme brulee effect.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe

Now, take a look at this sweet and calming lip balm recipe. White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe uses a variety of moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that are great for lip care. However, this recipe doesn’t stop there. These lip balms are naturally flavored with white chocolate and pure Lavender Essential Oil to create a sweet taste that incorporates the scent of relaxing lavender.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out a lip balm recipe that has love written all over it. The Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe take advantage of the convenience of the lip balm base to create a super cute embed heart lip balm! Further, the recipe includes some Stevia Sweetener and Diamond Dust Mica to create an even better effect.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipes30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

Also, take a look at a super sweet lip balm recipe. The Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe includes both Vanilla Bean Flavoring and real Honey! Not only is raw honey delicious, but honey has been known to protect and moisturize lips. Plus, the recipe includes a variety of moisturizing and nourishing oils, such as Jojoba Oil and Coconut Oil.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Green Apple Lip Balm30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Green Apple Lip Balm

Further, try out a lip balm recipe that you will feel a difference in. The secret to the performance of the Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe is a combination of some amazing oils and butters! For example, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Additionally, this recipe includes honey. If you can find some local and raw honey for this high-quality recipe, your lips will surely thank you.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Also, check out a cute and simple way to exfoliate your dry lips. The Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe uses a Lip Balm Base, White Sugar, and Grapeseed Oil to create a product that removes dead skin and hydrates your dry skin. Plus, the lip scrub is flavored with the delicious Blue Raspberry Slushie flavor oil to finish off the fantastic scrub!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe

Next, take a chance on a lip balm that is to die for! The Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe is a super simple recipe that is pretty and effective. Simply melt down the lip balm base, add the mica and flavoring, then you’re ready for some lip balm pots. Not only is this recipe crazy simple, but it is super sparkly and tastes delicious!

 

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Lip Butter Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Lip Butter Recipe

Now, take a chance on a silky lip balm recipe that is perfect for vegans. There is nothing too different about Vegan Lip Butter Recipe from our other nourishing recipes other than the removal of beeswax. So, instead of beeswax, we included Candelilla Wax, which is from the Candelilla shrub. So, if you are a vegan that adores soft, silky lip balm, then you may want to give this recipe a try. Also, any non-vegans can feel free to give this recipe a whirl as this recipe is very moisturizing and sweetened with Root Beer Flavoring.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out another great, silky lip balm recipe! The Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe is a nourishing lip balm with a perfect glide. While many of our previous lip balm recipes have used Beeswax in the recipe, this recipe uses Candelilla Wax. Not only are these lip balms a great choice for lip care, but they are flavored with the delicious Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax

Additionally, check out a lip balm without beeswax. We have created a lip balm recipe safe for any vegan to create and use, the Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax! Instead of using beeswax, this recipe utilizes a vegetable wax called Rice Bran Wax. While this lip balm is different, it still maintains the softening and moisturizing properties of a great lip balm. Plus, the finished product tastes just like delicious cinnamon rolls.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe

Next, you should try out a super simple lip scrub recipe. Our Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe uses Lip Balm Base and White Granulated Sugar to simply create a perfect lip scrub! These lip scrubs are perfect for exfoliating dry and chapped lips. Not only will the sugar help remove dead skin, but the lip scrub uses all natural lip balm base that will moisturize too.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lipstick from Scratch Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lipstick from Scratch Recipe

Also, you can create your very own lipstick in any shade you prefer. The Nature’s Garden Lipstick from Scratch Recipe is a perfect way to create a lipstick just your color that cares for your lips. This recipe not only makes your lips stand out but moisturizes and protects them as well. Making this a perfect lipstick!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Lipstick Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Lipstick Recipe

Alternatively, you can check out a simpler lipstick recipe. Instead of creating lipstick from scratch, the Natural Lipstick Recipe uses the Lip Balm Base along with Beeswax and Vitamin E Oil. This lipstick recipe provides you with a similar product in any hue that you choose, but removes some of the extra work that is required in creating lip balm from scratch.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try your hand at creating a maddeningly good lip balm from scratch. The Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe combines a variety of hydrating and nourishing oils, including Coconut Oil, to create one of our thirty great lip balms! Further, these lip balms are flavored with the essence of a freshly ripened mango. Overall, this is a perfect choice for creating lip balm!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe

Additionally, check out a simple and tropical lip balm with a silly name. Nature’s Garden Lip Balm Base, Diamond Dust Mica, Stevia Sweetener, and Monkey Farts Flavoring combine to create the Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe. Thus, this is a simple recipe to create that has some sparkle and a sweet, fruity flavor.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, take a look at a simple, minty lip balm that is perfect for a quick chapped lip fix. Since the Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe uses a Lip Balm Base, it makes this a super simple and quick recipe to create. Plus, this recipe includes peppermint essential oil, white chocolate, and Diamond Dust Mica to create your own winter wonderland in lip balm pots.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe

Additionally, take a chance a naturally colored lip balm that is absolutely amazing! The Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe uses silky oils that are used to create a nourishing lip gloss. Plus, this recipe uses Beet Root Power to natural color the lip balm. While this recipe uses beets for the colorant, the flavor is a sweet, juicy watermelon that is a great match for the color.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, check out a nourishing lip balm recipe that tastes like a buttercream cupcake! Obviously, the Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe utilizes the moisturizing power of Shea Butter, but there is so much more. There are four other great ingredients for lip care as well as a delicious flavoring to create twenty-eight perfect lip balms.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Also, try out another great lip exfoliation recipe. The Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is a simple recipe that uses the Lip Balm Base and Sweet Almond Oil to provide the hydration and nourishment. There is brown sugar added to act as a natural exfoliant to remove any dead skin. Further, the brown sugar and Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring combine to create a great tasting lip scrub.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Silky Lip Butter Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Now, try out a silky lip balm created from scratch. The Silky Lip Butter Recipe uses a majority of soft, buttery oils that create a silkier lip balm than the typical batch. Since Coconut Oil and Castor Oil are used in fairly high quantities, the lip balm is will have a more silky finish overall. This makes it perfect for those that enjoy a softer lip balm that lasts a long time. Plus, this creation uses Tropical Paradise flavor oil that will taste exotic, tropical, and fruity.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Next, check out a super cute and creative lip balm idea. An added bonus of the Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe is that it is not much harder to create than any other lip balms made from scratch. This layered lip balm recipe has a variety of oils that are great for lips and a delicious flavoring, but the recipe has a single twist. Instead of having a single layer, this lip balm has a thinner red layer on top to make it look like a super mini strawberry cheesecake! So, this lip balm will look exactly how it tastes!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

Finally, we have a simple recipe for creating lip gloss for you to check out. The Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe simply uses Coconut Oil and a small amount of Lip Balm Base to create an effective lip gloss in almost no time at all. Since Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer, lips are under good care. Plus, you can include the Juicy Orange Flavoring and any Lip Tint color you choose to create the perfect lip gloss for your needs.

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Dandelion Uses


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Hey all you creative people out there, do you have a favorite flower? Do you like to use your favorite flower for all of your projects? Well, how about dandelions? Yes, those beautiful yellow flowers you see everywhere! Dandelion leaf or even dandelion root powder can make a great addition to any of your creations! While most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, this wonderful flower can be used for so many other different products and industries. There are many dandelion uses for hair care, bath and body products, skin care, and soap making! Did you know that it’s thought that dandelions even have magical powers? Supposedly, when used in a tea, dandelions will increase your psychic ability and divination!

Some common bath and body products that can include dandelion leaf or root powder are face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, bath teas, lotions, ointments, creams, soaps, shampoos and conditioners, and massage oils. Usage in these products can bring you many skin care benefits. Dandelion is great for treating age spots, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and fighting acne, eczema, athlete’s foot, and warts! Dandelion can even treat stings and burns, as well as working to firm and tone any unbalanced or sagging skin. Your hair can benefits from dandelion as well. Dandelion is awesome for helping with your hair’s overall manageability, helping to effectively remove grease from greasy hair and treating dandruff. Dandelion works to help keep moisture in your hair and it even works to promote new hair growth.

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using dandelion as well. It contains many important minerals and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and D, as well as zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Native Americans actually used to use boiled dandelion as treatment for kidney disease, upset stomach, many skin problems, and swelling. There is quite a wide variety of conditions that can treated with dandelion such as congestive heart failure, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, heart burn, jaundice, edema and diabetes. Dandelion can help to improve your memory as well as working to reduce high cholesterol levels, and lowering blood pressure levels. Because this flower is so high in many important nutrients, it is very effective in working to prevent conditions like cancer, stroke, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and even cataracts. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion was used to treat breast problems including inflammation and lack of milk flow, appendicitis, and stomach pains. There is even a substance contained in dandelions called mannitol that is used to treat hypertension.

Did you know that dandelions can even be used as natural form of rubber? When the tissues of plant are broken, it will actually secrete latex! Please don’t take any of this information as medical advice however! It is purely for educational purposes, we only sell dandelion root powder and dandelion leaf for external use! This is one herb you need to start using right away, it has so many fantastic benefits! Make sure to check out our free Dandelion Class for even more dandelion uses. Our Soothing Facial Mask which is actually made with our Dandelion Root Powder! Enjoy these amazing products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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