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Jun
11

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making


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Natural Exfoliants for Soap MakingNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making

If you want some tips on how to make homemade soap that exfoliates, then you are going to want to check out our list of natural exfoliants for soap making. Whether you are looking for a delicate face scrub or an effective foot scrub, we have the soap making supplies that you need for your handmade soap! These herbal ingredients are great soap supplies because they are natural and have great benefits for the skin!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What is an Exfoliator?

We know that an exfoliant is an ingredient that some bath and body products have, but what does it do? Well, these exfoliating products contain an ingredient or two that makes them more scrubby. This means that the product will be able to help remove grime and dead skin cells. Basically, an exfoliant is just another way to say skin scrubber! It removes that outer layer of bad stuff that would just get in the way and it leaves the living cells fresh and open for your skin loving bath and body products.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic ClaysNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic Clays

If you are looking for a gentle and sensitive way to exfoliate your skin, then a cosmetic clay is the way to go. Plus, clay powder is safe to use in facial recipes, as it is gentle enough to care for your face.  So, anyone wondering “How to exfoliate dry skin on face?” should know that this is a great option! These wonderful ingredients are perfect homemade soap making supplies for removing dead skin without causing any harm. After the dead skin is moved out of the way, your product will be able to nourish the new layers below. 

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we have the lovely Bentonite Clay Powder for your all natural homemade soap recipes. Not only is this cosmetic clay a light exfoliant, but it is great for helping your soap glide. This glide is due to the slippery texture this soapmaking clay gets when its wet. One soap that benefited from this property was the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe, which uses an abundance of different clays to swirl the melt and pour soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another great choice for your soap-making is the Rhassoul Clay Powder. This clay is full of skin-loving minerals and is perfect for helping to cleanse the skin. We used this cosmetic clay in our own recipe, which is the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Next, you could try out the Dead Sea Clay Powder in your soap recipes. This cosmetic clay is amazing for the skin, as it exfoliates dead skin as well as helps to remove toxins. Further, this soap-making ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that provide your skin with nourishment. We included this clay in the Mechanics Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay Powder

If you have sensitive skin, then Kaolin White Clay Powder is perfect for you. This cosmetic clay is gentle is perfect for removing toxins and dead skin from your body. We used this gentle clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, but you can use this ingredient in any kind of bar soap and many kinds of natural cosmetics.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Also, you can try out our Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This cosmetic clay is one of the purest forms of clay ever found. Not only does it gently exfoliate, but this cosmetic herb is able to remove toxins from the skin and moisturize! So, this is an amazing ingredient to add to home made soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay Powder

The French Green Clay Powder is most commonly used by health professionals and spas for treating skin conditions, nourishing the skin, and removing impurities. Much of the nutrients for your skin comes from the composition of the clay, which is partially plant material. So, this clay is wonderful for skin care and nourishment.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay Powder

Pink Clay, or Rose Clay Powder, is another gentle cosmetic clay that contains kaolin, so it is perfect for caring for sensitive skin. Plus, this soaping ingredient is useful for exfoliation, drawing out toxins, and reducing irritation and inflammation. Further, this pretty clay adds a gorgeous, natural color to your homemade soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and HerbsNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and Herbs

There are many herbs that you can use to exfoliate your body. Some are more on the abrasive side and others are more delicate, but they all can be used to remove the outer layer of junk on your skin that you just don’t need. Although you can find all of the herbs you need under the Herbs & Spices tab of the NG site, we would like to share some of our favorite herbs to use as exfoliants in our homemade bath and body recipes. Depending on certain properties, like hardness, the exfoliating herbs may have different levels of effectiveness.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Poppy Seeds Whole

On great herb that you can use to create strong scrubs is the Poppy Seeds Whole. These seeds are hard enough to get a good scrub, which is perfect for feet and hands. Also, many people prefer this to salt for their more abrasive scrub recipes because you can use less and get similar results. This means less scrubby feeling with the same benefits. If you want to try this herb in soaps, then check out our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Juniper Berries Whole

Another fun herb that you can add to your homemade soaps is Juniper Berries Whole. These seeds are similar to the poppy seeds in abrasiveness, but they are a bit larger. The size can be used for a different appearance or to increase the exfoliation slightly. While the poppy seeds have a hard protective shell, these larger berries are hard and will be able to exfoliate a bit better. You could use this herb in your feet scrubs instead, or you could even add some of these berries to a recipe that used poppy seeds, too.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers

Also, you can use Calendula Flowers in your handcrafted soaps for a lovely, light exfoliant. This is perfect for providing a lighter exfoliation for the body. Plus, this herb has some added benefits of nutrients that are useful for nourishing the skin. We used this lovely herb in our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe, which is both for decoration and to provide a soft exfoliation for the body.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers Whole

Next, we have a fragrant herb that is great for exfoliation, which is the delightful Lavender Flowers Whole. These flower buds provide a more gentle exfoliation that would be perfect for the body. So, your body will feel and smell great! We included this lovely herb in our own recipes like the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe where we sprinkled Lavender Flowers Whole and Rose Petals Pink on top to provide a surface for exfoliation. Just note that incorporating this flower buds into your cold process soap recipes could result in the lavender turning a brown color. They are still good to use, but they may not match your colors.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic SaltNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Fine Cosmetic Salt

Also, you can add on of our cosmetic salts to provide an exfoliant in your homemade soaps. These are on the abrasive side so be sure that you are using your soap on an area that is not sensitive. You can use Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground, Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground. or Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground to add some nice exfoliating power to your homemade recipes. We have used fine ground salt in recipes like the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe and it turned out great!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the HouseNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the House

While there are many wonderful cosmetic grade ingredients at Natures Garden that you can include in your home made soap recipes, there are some ingredients you can find around the house that are perfect for exfoliation. If you don’t have a specific herb in mind, then you might as well try out the idea with something from home. There are even some instances where these house hold ingredients pair perfectly with your fragrance oil. Take a look at our ideas for homemade exfoliants and see what you think!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal

One way that you can have a soap that exfoliates naturally is by adding oatmeal. Embedding a bit of this ingredient into your soap will help you to scrub dead skin and toxins from your skin. Plus, you can change the intensity of the scrubbing power by different amounts of grinding. This means that coarse ground oatmeal will be more scrubby than fine ground oatmeal, which would be very mild.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coffee Grounds

Another way to naturally exfoliate is by adding fresh ground coffee to your recipe. We did this in our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and it turned out great.  Not only do the coffee grounds provide some mild exfoliation power, but the scent blends beautifully with the fragrance oil. We included a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the real coffee ground and was blown away by the authenticity of the scent.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar

Next, you can use some granulated sugar in your various homemade soap recipes. While this ingredient won’t make your scrubs as abrasive as a salt scrub, the sugar is great for exfoliation! One melt and pour recipe idea we had with this ingredient is the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, which make it lightly exfoliating and looking cute!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut FlakesNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut Flakes

Another fun idea for exfoliants is using coconut flakes in your homemade soap recipes. This would be perfect for soaps that use tropical fragrance oils, like the Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil or the Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This natural exfoliant would pair perfectly with these scents to create a perfect tropical themed soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural LoofahNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural Loofah

Also, you can include your own loofah in your homemade soap recipes. This is perfect for creating homemade body soap. If you don’t have one yet, you could buy a Natural Loofah from the Natures Garden website. We included our loofahs in a few melt and pour soap ideas. Both the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe are great soap recipe for exfoliating dead skin while cleaning!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?

We have all heard what an exfoliator is and looked at different types exfoliation, but what is it good for? While you don’t want to exfoliate every day, doing it a couple times a week can have a lot of great benefits for your skin! This is useful for reducing blemishes, unclogging pores, solving ingrown hairs, and so much more! If you are interested in learning about these benefits and others in a bit more detail, then take a look at The Importance and Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation article by Truly Scrumptious Beauty!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us OnlineNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us Online

If you want a few more ideas for exfoliants, then check out the list of Exfoliants In Soaps & Other Bath Products from our Exfoliant Class. Also, you can ask us any other questions that you may have about adding exfoliation to bath and body products. You can ask us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out online, then I would suggest either Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

May
22

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?


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How Do I Naturally Color Soap?How Do I Naturally Color Soap?

Many people are curious about how they can color their homemade soaps naturally. Of course, there are vibrant soap pigments and dyes, but what are my options for coloring soap? More importantly for all natural soap makers, How Do I Naturally Color Soap? Well, its simple, just use some cosmetic herbs. While not every herb is pigmented, there are many herbs out there that can be used to provide some wonderful colors. Plus, many herbs come with some added benefits for the body. So, Natures Garden has compiled a short natural soap colorants list that can be handy for the average soap maker.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How Do You Add Herbs To Soap

Since herbs are a great way to naturally color your homemade soaps, you will want to know the ways that you can incorporate them into your recipes. Depending on the form that they come in, there are a few methods you may want to know. First, we have the easiest herb in incorporate, which is powdered herbs. The powder can simply be added to the recipe either before the CP soap reaches trace or before pouring your MP soap. Also, you can add the herb to vegetable glycerin to break up chunks before adding it, but this isn’t always necessary.

Next, we have the whole herbs, which include things like flower petals or cinnamon sticks. While there are instances where you want to add whole herbs to your soap, you don’t need this for coloring. So, these herbs can either be added in tea form or an oil infusion. For the tea all you need to do is steep your herbs in hot water to create a tea and use this as the water portion of your recipe. If you aren’t using water in your recipe, then you will want to do an oil infusion. So, you will need to create an herb oil by either allowing your herbs to soak in one of your oils for 4-6 weeks or add them to the pot as you oils melt. After, you will just need to strain out the herbs.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Yellow ColorHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Yellow Color

One fun color that you can achieve naturally in your homemade soaps is yellow. You can use highly pigmented herbs, like Annatto, Saffron, or Turmeric Ground, that are perfect for adding some color to your natural soaps. Plus, there are added benefits of turmeric powder in soap that you can get from a synthetic colorant. This cosmetic herb is well known for its many health benefits, which includes benefits for skin care. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, which has been found to help reduce redness or dark circles. Also, this herb is antibacterial, which could be beneficial for a clear face. Furthermore, this pigmented herb has antioxidant properties, which is a property that is perfect for anti-aging products. If you’d like to learn more about this herb, then check out Turmeric Class.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Orange NaturallyHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Orange Naturally

Another great natural colorant is Carrot Powder, which provides a creamy orange color. Plus, this herb is absolutely wonderful for the skin, as it is full of vitamins and minerals that skin loves. This herb repairs and tones the skin, reduces wrinkles and scars, improves circulation, increases elasticity, and nourishes the skin with beta carotene. Also, since this herb tends to clump you may want to use vegetable glycerin to incorporate this lovely herb.

 

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Naturally Color Soap PinkHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Naturally Color Soap Pink

Another fun color that you can include in your natural homemade soap recipes is pink. Actually, there are a few different herbs that you can choose between to get some pretty pink hues. First, we have the Hibiscus Flower Powder. This herb is gorgeous, smells lovely, and is amazing for your skin. What’s not to love? In fact, hibiscus has been referred to as “the Natural Botox plant”, and for good reason. This herb is known to be gentle as it moisturizes, cleanses, tones, and reduces wrinkles! If you want to know more, check out our Hibiscus Class.

A second option for coloring your soaps is the Beet Root Powder herb. One great thing about this her is that it is perfect for taking care of your face. In fact, this herb has been known to work great for reducing skin blemishes, pore size, and acne. If you’d like to learn more about this herb, then check out our Beet Root Powder Class.

Lastly, you can create a gorgeous pink color for your bath and body products using the Rose Clay Powder. This pink cosmetic clay is gentle, natural ingredient that contains kaolinite. This herb gently exfoliates, draws out toxins, reduces inflammation, and increases circulation. Plus, it is gentle for even the most sensitive skin. It is a powerful and kind herb that is perfect for creating naturally colored soaps.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Recipe for Naturally Pink SoapHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Recipe for Naturally Pink Soap

We used the lovely beet root powder to create a wonderful recipe for face soap. Our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe using only a few ingredients, including melt and pour soap, to create a recipe that is fantastic for the skin. The beneficial properties of this herb are perfect for skin care and beauty.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Natural Soap Colorants for Melt and PourHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Natural Soap Colorants for Melt and Pour

Also, you can use the Rose Clay Powder to create naturally colored melt and pour soap. We used this cosmetic pink clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, as herbs are the best way to be able to swirl soap. While this recipe also uses pink soap pigment to create a more vibrant pink, this clay can work perfectly all by itself too. In the Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe, we used rose clay to perfectly color the bottom portion of this gorgeous bath and body recipe.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Brown ColorHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Brown Color

Also, you can use herbs to create a natural brown color in your homemade soaps. One herb that you can include in soaps is the Black Walnut Hulls Powder. Not only can this herb be used to create a brown hue, but it can be added to vibrant colors to mute the color. Furthermore, this cosmetic herb has some fantastic properties for the skin! This herb has antifungal properties that have been known to treat acne, herpes, athlete’s foot, cold sores, and even warts. Plus, it can even be used to treat yeast infections and ringworm. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this herb, then take a look at our Black Walnut Hulls Class.

Another great herb that can be used to create a deep chocolate brown is Cocoa Powder Organic. This cosmetic herb was used as an organic colorant and for its beneficial properties. This cosmetic herb promotes healthy skin tissues, firms and renews skin cells, and promotes healthy skin cell development. Plus, it works as an antioxidant and helps to repair any damaged skin, improves blood flow to the skin, helps to improve skin hydration and complexion. It even absorbs UV light into the skin. If you want to learn more about this fantastic herb, then you can find out more in our Cocoa Powder Class.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Chocolate SoapsHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Chocolate Soaps

Cocoa powder is a perfect way to naturally color chocolate scented soaps. We have included this lovely herb in many recipes for both its perfect coloring properties and lovely skin properties. One delicious looking soap recipe that only uses this herb as a colorant is the Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe. This naturally colored cold process soap looks almost good enough to eat! Plus, you can you this herb to make some yummy melt and pour soaps, too. The Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe is a scrumptious soap that is just the perfect shade of chocolate!

 

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap BlackHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Black

Another color that you can create naturally with herbs is black. Adding Activated Charcoal Powder is a sure way to get a pure black color in your homemade soaps. Not only will you get a fantastic color, but this cosmetic ingredient is wonderfully cleansing. Activated Charcoal is an adsorbent, which means that it is able to hold onto molecules and trap them on the surface. So, when you wash off the activated charcoal the grime goes along with it. Further, it has the power to pull dirt and oil both off your skin and out of your pores. Overall, this makes activated charcoal a powerful cosmetic ingredient that you will adore for soap-making.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Black SoapsHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Black Soaps

We included this cleansing cosmetic herb in our own homemade soap recipes. First, we incorporated activated charcoal into the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe. The herb enhances this soap to create an even deeper cleansing soap. Plus, the MP soap bars have a stunning jet black layer that works perfectly with the poppy seeds in the clear layer. Such a fun and natural homemade soap!

Also, we included this fantastic colorant in our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe. While the red is a soap pigment, the black portion of the bar is all thanks to activated charcoal. So, you can tell that this herb works great in both CP soap and MP soap. Plus, this gorgeous bar of soap will maintain the powerful cleaning properties of activated charcoal. So, this bar of soap is great all around!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Green NaturallyHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Green Naturally

Also, you can use herbs to provide your soaps with a natural green color! Many herbs that come from plants containing chlorophyll will do the trick, but here are a few that we like to use in soaps. First, we have Parsley Leaf Powder. Not only does this herb provide a nice, earthy green color, but it will perfectly nourish your skin with nutrients. Also, you can use Green Tea Powder in any soaps to create a nice green color. Plus, this lovely herb will provide gentle exfoliation to the skin along with beneficial antioxidant properties. Either would be perfect for making some homemade soaps!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Blue or Purple

While many other herbs can be used to naturally color any bath and body product, the Alkanet Root is for cold process soap only. This means that you, unfortunately, won’t be able to use this to make natural purple MP soap. However, you can create some pretty gorgeous and natural cold process soaps! We at Natures Garden don’t carry this particular herb, but we still thought it was a great one to mention since it can provide a pretty purple color. Also, this can be used in differing amounts to provide a pink or even a blue color!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: What is Alkanet

If you are curious to learn more about Alkanet as a natural colorant, then Lovely Green’s Growing Alkanet. Lovely Green uses a touch of this very herb to lightly color her typical lavender soap. It is a natural, light purple hue that is very pretty. The color was especially for a lavender soap! So, you will definitely want to check this herb out.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of these options for naturally coloring your homemade soaps! These herbs are just some of the most common herbs that we know of or have used in the past. If you know of or use any other herbs that you use for your naturally colored soaps, we would love to hear about your favorite cosmetic herbs for soapmaking. Also, feel free to ask us any questions that you may have about natural colorants or soaping in general. We are happy to help! You can reach out to us on social media. There is a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

May
21

Herbal Soap Recipes


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 Herbal Soap Recipes Herbal Soap Recipes

If you are looking for some herbal soap recipes, then you will definitely want to check out this blog and the Natures Garden website. We have all kinds of herbal soap ingredients that you will love for soap making. Plus, we have included many different herbs in our very own recipes. This allows you to see some ingredients that perform well in a bar and have the opportunity to swap what you need to create your perfect recipe. Also, our recipes can used as just some good inspiration to craft your own herbal soap recipes. Regardless, you are sure to find some fantastic ingredients and a great idea for making your own soaps!

Herbal Soap Recipes: What is Herbal Soap?

Before we get into all the ways that you can create herbal soap, let’s talk a little bit about what it is. There are many types of soaps that can fall into this category. As long as the soap uses natural elements, like herbs or essential oils, it is an herbal soap. Making these soaps often adds some extra benefits to you bars that may care for skin better or add a different beneficial property. Also, herbs can be used as a natural colorant or a natural way to add scents to your soaps. So, herbal soaps are often more natural and pure.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Cold Process SoapHerbal Soap Recipes: Cold Process Soap

One method that you can use to create some lovely herbal soaps is the cold process soap making process. This way is a great way that you can create some fantastic herbal soaps from the ground up. Use all the ingredients that you want and leave out anything that you don’t want. One thing that you will definitely want to use is herbs or essential oils! So, you can make lovely handmade soaps with natural elements, which are great for creating beautiful soaps that care for your skin. If you want to learn how to make herbal soap from scratch, then check out all of our cold process soap recipes for herbal soap.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, we have the Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe that you can create. This bar is perfect for irritated or inflamed skin. Also, this would be a good soap for you to use if you had a sunburn. This is because the soap includes both Aloe Vera Leaf Powder and aloe vera juice. This plant is known to promote healing and reduce pain, which is perfect for irritated, sunburned, or inflamed skin. Plus, the whole Calendula Flowers are known to help reduce inflammation a skin care for damaged skin. So, this lovely bar of soap is perfect for healing and promoting healthy skin!

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a simple cp soap recipe that is great for your skin. The Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe includes some orange peel powder in the recipe. This herb is great for enhancing the skin care properties for this bar, as this powdered herb is full of nutrients that you skin will love! Plus, this lovely herb is known to act as an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent in skincare products. Not only is this herb great for the body, but it’s citrus aroma goes perfectly with the scent of the Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil to create a bright, fruity scent for your soaps.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Swirl Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

Another soap recipe that you can create using herbs is the Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe. This is a gorgeous soap that combines lovely shades of orange and yellow with white. These colors are perfect for the beautiful hues of the whole calendula flower petals. Not only do these herbs look pretty with this bar, but the are beneficial for the skin, too. This herb has been known to reduce inflammation and reduce acne. Further, this herb is perfect for promoting healthy skin and hair.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe. This cold process soap recipe uses ground Hungarian Paprika. We used this herb to both enhance the fragrance oil and the color of the soap. First, the herb enhances to the middle note of paprika in the Pineapple Paprika Fragrance Oil to add to the scent. Next, this herb is a natural colorant that is used to produce a darker color that resembles the aroma more closely!

Herbal Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next recipe takes herbal soap to a new level. Our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe includes real, pure pumpkin puree in the recipe. This pumpkin was added because it has some great properties for the skin! It is rich in vitamins and is very moisturizing for the skin. Further, it has been known to help reduce acne. Plus, this addition enhances the aroma of our Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil and provides more of an authentic color to your soaps.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, use can use herbs to create the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses both bee pollen powder and real honey. The bee pollen powder is added to the recipe because it is full of nutrients that are wonderful for the body in many ways. You can use this cosmetic herb as an antibiotic, an anti-itch agent, and an anti-inflammatory agent. Plus, this lovely herb has been known to help treat acne. Second, we added the honey to provide even more skin care, as it moisturizes, protects against damage, and promotes healing. While it is best to buy local honey that hasn’t been over-filtered, store bought honey will do just as well for your recipe. Overall, this recipe will be very loving for your skin.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun, herbal recipe that you can create is the Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe uses real wheatgrass powder to provide amazing properties and nutrients that are perfect for skin care. This great cosmetic herb can be used to help with acne, athlete’s foot, ezcema, chapped lips, wounds, psoriasis, and even hemorrhoids. Also, this herb can be used as a natural colorant to provide a lovely color. While we included a soap colorant in our recipe for a brighter green color, you could simply use this herb to provide a more subtle and natural color for your soaps.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Melt and Pour SoapsHerbal Soap Recipes: Melt and Pour Soaps

Melt and pour soap recipes are perfect for anyone that wants to learn how to make herbal soap without lye. You can choose your favorite soap base and begin creating the soap you want. Plus, you can easily enhance your bars by adding in some herbs. These can be used to naturally color your soap, add a natural scent, or add in some beneficial properties for your skin.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Mechanics Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Mechanics Soap Recipe

One MP Soap recipe you can include herbs in is the Mechanics Soap Recipe. We have divided this recipe into three different colors, which each have different herbs. First, the gray portion includes Dead Sea Clay Powder. This cosmetic herb is full of nutrients for your skin and helps remove toxins from the skin while providing gentle exfoliation, Next, the red portion uses Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This clay is great for removing impurities and toxins from your skin and it is moisturizing, too! Then, the orange portion of soap uses Orange Peel Powder, which has nutrients, is an anti-microbial and an anti-bacterial agent. Further, the entire bar includes ground Pumice, which is a wonderful, natural exfoliant that you can add to soaps.

  Herbal Soap Recipes: Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Another fun Melt and Pour soap recipe that you can create is the Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe. These little herbal bars of soap used Diamond Clear and Hemp Oil MP soap bases along with Star Anise Seed Whole. This added herb created a simple, yet beautiful design. While this herbal soap only has the moisturizing, skin care properties of a normal MP soap, the herbs in this part were a perfect alternative to other decorative options, like colorants.

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Also, you can create a pretty Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe with some lovely herbs. While you typically can’t swirl melt and pour soap, adding herbs to your soap base makes it possible to create swirls! IN our recipe we used a few herbs to make this swirled design.

First, we used Cocoa Powder Organic in one portion to add some beneficial properties to the skin as well as provide a lovely brown color for swirling. Next, we included Kaolin White Clay Powder for the white portion, because it has some benefits for the skin. This cosmetic clay is great for sensitive skin and will help to cleanse the skin and remove toxins. Lastly, we used Rose Clay Powder to add to the colorant and provide some nice properties in the pink portion. Since this contains Kaolin White Clay, it is just as wonderful for sensitive skin. Additionally, this clay is good for gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Tea Tree Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Tea Tree Soap Recipe. This MP Soap uses Kaolin White Clay Powder, as it is a clay that is great for sensitive skin along with providing nice properties. So, this cosmetic clay will cleanse the skin and help to remove toxins from pores. Additionally, this recipe includes Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil, which is has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Also, it has been know to help with acne, reduce the appearance of scars or blemishes, and reducing wrinkles. You will love this extremely cleansing bar as it will care for you skin and help protect it from bacteria or fungus.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Lastly, we have the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe, which is a great herbal melt and pour soap. This batch of soap includes both Activated Charcoal Powder and Poppy Seed Whole. While the poppy seeds are just to add to the appearance of the bar, the activated charcoal serves a few purposes. One reason that we used this is that it is perfect for providing a brilliant shade of black. Not only is it good for coloring, but it is an amazing natural detoxifying agent. Since this herb is able to attract toxins to it and hold them on its surface, it can pull these toxins out of your skin. Then, the toxins will be washed away with the activated charcoal. Perfect for creating a natural facial soap!

Herbal Soap Recipes: Why Is Homemade Soap Better?

Of course, soap making is fun because it allows you to create exactly what you what. But, why is homemade soap better? The main reason is that handmade bars will contain more of the stuff that moisturizes and nourishes you skin. Even if you aren’t adding any skin-loving herbs, your bars will skin be so much better than commercial. Commercial bars often have little moisturizing properties and leave you skin feeling dry and in need of some serious care. Check out The Benefits of Organic Soap by the Global Healing Center if you happen to be wondering why handmade soap is better than commercial.

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While these are some of the herbs that we have included in our own soap recipes, there are so many more herbs that are perfect for soaping! If you would like to see more all of the herbs available at Natures Garden, then check out the herbs page on our website. Also, you can look at other herbal recipes to get ideas on which herbs to use for your soaps. Additionally, you can reach out to us with any questions that you may have about using these herbs. A convenient way to contact us is social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). We hope to hear from you soon!

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.

Jun
27

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe


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DSC_0002Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Deborah has been dealing with a lot of pain lately and has decided to look towards natural remedies to reduce some of this pain she has been experiencing. Her largest problems have been the inflammation in her joints and back that has been barely tolerable for her. This smoothie has been a perfect remedy for her and is what she has decided to drink once everyday to deal with these lingering issues.

Ingredients for the Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

2 Green Apples

1 1/2 cups prune juice or 7 pitted prunes with 1 1/2 cups of water

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 inch peeled ginger root

1 whole squeezed lemon

1 tablespoon Maca Root Powder

1/8 Teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

 How to Create the Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

DSC_0030Simply combine the apples, turmeric, ginger root, lemon juice, maca powder, black powder, and coconut oil with either prune juice or seven prunes and water. Add all of these measured ingredients into a blender. Then, blend everything until it appears to be the constancy of a smoothie and enjoy all of your health benefits!

How Does our Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe Work?

DSC_0010First of all, turmeric is a strong, natural anti-inflammatory with a plethora of health benefits. Due to the active ingredient Curcumin, this bright yellow herb has pain relieving properties and tons of benefits. Some of these benefits include easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, or other issues caused by inflammation.

DSC_0023DSC_0027Both black pepper and coconut oil are elements that will help your body absorb turmeric into your system to gain the maximum benefits from this herb. First, black pepper has a component called piperine that increases turmeric absorption by over 100%. Second, coconut oil is needed for turmeric to dissolve. Since turmeric is oil soluble, a natural fat is necessary for the herb to fully dissolve.

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Ginger root was included in this recipe as a second anti-inflammatory agent and an aspirin mimicking herb. Similarly to turmeric, ginger has quite a bit of pain relieving benefits. The reason ginger root was included in this smoothie was because it is a natural suppressant of toxins in the body that have been known to cause inflammation and damage in joints.

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People don’t say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” for no reason. Apples have a lot of amazing health benefits! Whether you want to reduce your risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and hemorrhoids or want to reduce cholesterol and detox your liver, apples seem to have your back. These under appreciated little wonders are the perfect addition for this health smoothie.

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The prunes were included to this smoothie to increase the overall benefits. First, prunes are high in fiber, which assists with digestion. Second, this fruit has a lot of natural sugars. While this fruit does provide energy and have sugars, the high fiber prevents the a high blood sugar increase. Lastly, this component is great for iron intake for red blood cells and boron for strong muscles and bones.

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The lemon in this recipe was added for its health benefits as well. This simple citrus fruit has a wide variety of helpful components for your body. Most obviously, they contain Vitamin C to boost the immune system. Also, they contain Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6 that are vitamins the body needs but can’t produce on its own. Further, lemons detoxify your liver and balance your internal pH levels.

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This powder was added as an amazing supplement for women health, especially those with menstrual issues or menopause. Further, this herb is another good source of iron. This has been a good supplement for energy and stamina, too. Additionally, maca contains vitamins C, B3, and B6 as well as calcium and potassium.

Feel free to replace or add elements of this smoothie to create a drink that is best for your health needs. Also, make sure to check that these herbs won’t interfere with your current medicines or conditions. This is simply the recipe Deborah has found to work for her pain and hopes it will help some of you as well!

This smoothie recipe is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.  We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using these products or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Jun
13

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe


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Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe doneSunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Are you burnt to a crisp and looking for something to ease the burn? Then you may want to try out Natures Garden’s sunburn relief bath tea recipe! This simple to create homemade bath tea includes a variety of soothing and relaxing herbs that you’ll soak in to reduce some of the ache and burn. The end result of this recipe will be two eight ounce plastic jars full of pure sunburn pain relief! Simply follow the instructions, fill a bathtub, and soak all your summer pains away.

Ingredients Needed for the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

1/2 cup Chamomile Flowers German Whole

1/2 cup Oats

6 tablespoons Green Tea Leaves Cut & Sifted

6 tablespoons Lavender Flowers Whole Select

6 tablespoons Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted

4 tablespoons Baking Soda

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Leaf Powder

2 teaspoon Calendula Flowers Powder

4 grams Vitamin E Oil

10 drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Other Possible Necessities

Fillable Tea Bags

8 ounce Clear PET Jars

70/400 White Dome LIds

Bathtub

Measuring Utensils

While the recipe will create two eight ounce jars, I chose to do one jar at a time. Also, you can either add the ingredients to a zip lock bag directly or add the ingredients to the jar depending on how you wish to use your sunburn relief product.

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I decided to add the ingredients to the jar. Initially, I added one teaspoon of Calendula Flowers Powder to each of my two jars. Subsequently, I added one tablespoon of Aloe Vera Leaf Powder to each jar. Next, I added two tablespoons of baking soda, three tablespoons of Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted, and three tablespoons of Green Tea Leaves Cut & Sifted.

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Then, I added three tablespoons of Lavender Flowers Whole Select to each jar. Next, I put in the 1/4 cup of oats. I finished off the layering with 1/4 cup of Chamomile Flowers German Whole. While the container looks very full, it should be easy to push down into the jar. Also, mixing the concoction later on will make it easier for the product to fit.

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As a final touch we added the two grams of Vitamin E Oil and the five drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil per jar to the mixed ingredients. We chose to add all of our ingredients to a zip lock bag to achieve a thorough mix. Then we scooped the sunburn relief mix into a fillable tea bag. Although we added the vitamin E and essential oil to our entire product, you could wait until you use your bath tea to maintain an aesthetically appealing jar. Just make sure to scoop all of your layers and add a drop of vitamin E and essential oil before using.

We all know that this is the time of year for sunburns and those out enjoying the sun are bound to get one or two this year. While this is painful and uncomfortable, we at Natures Garden are hoping to make your sunburn experience a bit more tolerable. We hope that you enjoy this soothing bath tea and heal soon!

Mar
04

St. John’s Wort Uses


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st-johns-wortSt. John’s Wort Uses

St. John’s Wort is a wonderful herb, one that I’m sure you’ve all heard of before! But do you know about all of its many amazing benefits? This herb can actually be used for a wide variety of uses, in many different products and industries! While most well-known for its medicinal uses, St. John’s Wort can also be used for skin care, hair care, bath and body products, and even for a few culinary purposes! There are so many fantastic St. John’s Wort uses, this is one herb you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

There are quite a few common bath and body products that can include St. John’s Wort, including facial toners, creams, soaps, lotions, ointments, facial masks, shampoos and conditioners, scrubs, bath teas, bath bombs, and massage oils. One of the many benefits of St. John’s Wort is when it is used in homemade bath tea recipes. This great herb works to bring you relaxation, as well as many anti-inflammatory properties. When used in homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes, St. John’s Wort can help to repair scalp damage, however long term use may cause possible hair loss. There are many fantastic skin care benefits to St. John’s Wort as well. It works to treat many minors burns and wounds, as well as working to minimize the forming and appearance of any scars. It can also be used as treatment for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

This herb is best known for its many medicinal benefits, specifically for its effectiveness in working to treat people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression. It is especially effective for children and adolescents, working to treat the many conditions associated with depression such as tiredness, anxiety, trouble sleeping and even loss of appetite. For people suffering from anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), St. John’s Wort is effective at working to treat those conditions as well. For women, this herb works to treat a wide variety of symptoms of menopause including moodiness and hot flashes. It also treats irritability, cramps, and even breast tenderness, while also working to reduce any food cravings. There are many other conditions that can be treated using St. John’s Wort as well including diarrhea, dysentery, nerve pains, muscle pains, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, lung conditions, jaundice, bladder issues, incontinence in children, exhaustion, irritable bowel syndrome, and even chronic cough.

Did you know that St. John’s Wort was believed to ward off evil in the past? It was considered a holy herb and was even believed to protect people from lightning!

Be sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell St. John’s Wort Herb Powder for external purposes only. Please do not take this blog as medical advice, it is just for educational purposes! There are so many fantastic St. John’s Wort uses, this is one herb you need to try as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
26

Uses for Horsetail


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horsetailUses for Horsetail

Have you ever used horsetail in any of your projects? This wonderful herb is one you should definitely take advantage of if you haven’t yet! While it is most well-known for its many medicinal purposes, there are so many other uses for horsetail in different products and industries! Horsetail can bring many skin care and hair care benefits when used in bath and body products, and it can even be used for culinary purposes! Did you know that the stems of the horsetail plant can even be used to shape the reeds of many instruments like the saxophone or clarinet?

Common bath and body products that can include horsetail are shampoos and conditioners, soaps, massage oils, lotions, bath bombs, creams, ointments, facial toners, bath teas, lip balms, aftershaves, scrubs, and natural nail care products. There are many wonderful hair care benefits to using horsetail. This great herb works to treat frizzy or dry hair, as well as helping to make the hair silky and soft. Horsetail even fights dandruff and split, promotes new hair growth, reduces hair loss, treats itchy scalp, and works to cure baldness! When used for skin care, horsetail helps to treat acne and the signs of aging, heals any cuts or wounds, treats any rashes that were caused from allergies, and works to tighten and tone the skin. Horsetail also helps to form new skin collagen and treat burns and skin lesions!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using horsetail. In South America, it is used to reduce any swelling from excess fluid retention and to treat kidney and bladder disorders as well as urinary tract infections. Some Indian tribes have used a drink made from horsetail to treat venereal diseases. For women, horsetail can help to treat any hormonal or metabolic edemas caused by menopause as well as working to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. Ancient Romans and Greeks even used horsetail to stop any bleeding and to heal any wounds or ulcers. They also used this herb as treatment for tuberculosis and kidney ailments. Horsetail can be used to treat a variety of other conditions as well including diarrhea, dysentery, fever, bronchitis, brittle fingernails, joint diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, eyelid swelling, dyspepsia, cardiovascular diseases, malaria, muscle cramps, prostate problems, tumors, cysts, carbuncles, boils, herpes, hemorrhoids, gout, jaundice, hepatitis, incontinence, frost bite, ulcers, fistulas, prostate problems, and even chilblains and athlete’s foot.

Do you know how this plant actually ended up being called “horsetail?” It literally got its name because it literally resembles the tail of a horse! Are you still curious about this fantastic herb? Then make sure to check out our cut and sifted horsetail herb! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell horsetail for external purposes. We do not sell it as a food item or anything else. Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is for educational purposes only! Enjoy this great herb and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
25

Noni Uses


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Have you ever heard of the noni fruit? It is actually an amazing fruit that can bring you lots of fantastic benefits, one that you should definitely start using! This fruit is actually native to the Polynesian Islands, Southeast Asia, and Australia, having been used for over 2,000 years! It is most well-known for its many medicinal benefits, but there are many other noni uses for many other industries and products as well! It can be used for skin care, hair care, soap making, and even for culinary purposes! Did you know that the noni fruit is used as a dye? The bark of the tree produces a red dye, while a yellow dye is extracted from the roots!

Common bath and body products that can include noni are lotions, ointments, creams, scrubs, soaps, massage oils, bath bombs, face masks, aftershaves, conditioners, facial toners, bath teas, and even natural nail care products. You skin can greatly benefit from using noni fruit. The fruit works to treat many skin conditions including dry or rough skin, acne and even dark spots. It can make your skin feel younger, working to tone and rejuvenate it and smooth out any wrinkles. Noni can even treat any burns and sunburns, preserve skin elasticity, treat any hives or allergic reactions, and fight the signs of aging! There are many hair care benefits to using noni as well. This wonderful fruit works to improve circulation in the scalp, prevents hair loss, and promotes shiny and healthy hair. It has even been recommended for cancer patients to help regrow their hair after chemotherapy!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using the noni fruit as well. In traditional Chinese medicine, noni has been used as treatment abdominal pains, many menstrual problems, and even impotence. Besides treating menstrual problems, noni can also help women by working to treat the symptoms of PMS, treating any vaginal discharge during pregnancy, and working as a natural aid during childbirth. Traditional Polynesian healers have used noni for years to treat conditions like aches and pains, arthritis, diabetes, burns, and high blood pressure. Noni can even be used to aid in weight loss! Within the body, it produces a substance called nitric acid. This acid works to metabolize energy within the muscles. This extra energy works to reduce triglycerides in fat cells, which essentially reduces the weight of the fat cells! The noni fruit can be used to treat many other conditions as well including herpes, dysentery, rheumatism, enlarged spleen, muscle aches, senility, ulcers, fever, constipation, smallpox, depression, painful urination, and even liver and kidney diseases.

Did you know that the noni fruit actually has a very distinct smell? It is sometimes called the cheese fruit, because it gives off an almost cheese-like odor. This odor can actually attract fruit bats! These bats help to aid in the dispersal of noni seeds. Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell noni fruit powder for external purposes! And please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is just for educational purposes! But there are so many great noni uses, this is one herb you just can’t pass up! Looking for even more fun with our great products? Then check out all of our wonderful free classes and recipes! Have fun and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
24

Camu Camu Uses


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Camu camu is a super fruit that is often used in cosmetic making! This unique herb actually hails from the Amazon, it’s found along its riversides! Camu camu has been used by the people there for its wonderful medicinal uses for centuries, however it wasn’t recognized worldwide until the 1950s! Besides being known for its many medicinal uses, camu camu can also be used for soap making, skin care, hair care, bath and body products and even culinary purposes! Did you know that you can even include this yummy fruit in pies and ice cream?

Camu camu actually has more Vitamin C than any other food source on the planet. Along with its Vitamin C content, it has many great medicinal benefits. Camu camu also contains ellagic acid and many antioxidants. Both of these are used to treat diabetes. This herb can be used to promote eye health as well. It works to treat conditions like cataracts and glaucoma. Camu camu is very effective with treating the herpes virus. It can resolve genital herpes within two days, as well as working to get rid of cold sores within one day. This great herb can be taken on a daily basis to help support the immune systems’ defenses against this horrible virus. For anyone suffering from depression, camu camu works to treat it by balancing moods and brain function. It also can be used to wean people off of dangerous antidepressants, and treat Attention Deficit Disorder. Camu Camu can be used to treat many other conditions as well including asthma, the flu, colds, arthritis, osteoarthritis, mononucleosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammation, hardening of the arteries, gingivitis, cancer, shingles, and headaches.

Common bath and body products that can include camu camu are soaps, bath bombs, massage oils, face tonics, body powder, lotions, creams, ointments, facial masks, facial peels, bath teas, scrubs, and shampoos and conditioners. When camu camu is used for skin care, it works to tighten and brighten the skin, whiten any dark patches, protect from premature aging, firm and smooth the skin, improve collagen, remove any oils or dirt from the skin and pores, moisturize the skin, and also helps to minimize sunburns, fine lines, and wrinkles. When used for hair care, camu camu can help to strengthen and detangle the hair, protect it from any damage, help to make it silky and soft, and give the hair extra shine and vitality.

Did you know that camu camu is actually called “nature’s vitamin pill?” Are you still curious about this amazing herb? Then make sure to check out all of our information on camu camu uses in our free Camu Camu Class! Be sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell camu camu for external purposes! Please do not take this blog as medical advice, it is for educational purposes only! Try out this wonderful product by using it in our free recipe for Blueberry Bath Bombs! You can even fill your house with this aroma of this delicious fruit by using our Camu Camu Fragrance Oil! Enjoy these amazing products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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