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Feb
13

Dandelion Uses

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dandelion usesDandelion Uses

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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Feb
12

Uses of Fennel

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Hi everyone! Let’s talk about one of my favorite snacks for a second! Fennel! And yes, I mean that plant you see in the grocery stores that kind of looks like an onion, but you’re never really sure what it is. Well, that’s fennel! It’s extremely delicious, and tastes just candy! The taste of licorice to be specific. But did you know that uses of fennel are endless? While it’s most commonly known for its yummy flavor and many uses in food, fennel can also be used in bath and body products, for skin and hair care benefits, in soap and candle making, and even for medicinal purposes!

Fennel does contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Some of these include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. When used for its medicinal purposes, fennel can treat many conditions such as bronchitis, coughing, diarrhea, cholera, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, backaches, and even bed wetting. Specifically for women, fennel works to treat the pain of and regulate menstrual cycles, it increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, and also helps to reduce all the effects of PMS. Ancient Romans actually thought of fennel as the “herb of sight.” Fennel can be used to treat glaucoma and reduce eye disorders like macular degeneration. Fennel also works to maintain heart rate and blood pressure, helps to increase oxygen flow to the brain, and can even protect from and treat cancer!

Some common bath and body products that can include fennel are facial masks, body powders, lotions, perfumes, scrubs, and even eye pillows. When used for soap making, fennel works as a natural decorative element and also exfoliates the skin. There are many other skin care benefits to fennel as well. It reduces mild skin irritations, protects from and treats inflammation, it cleanses, exfoliates, and tones the skin, fights the signs of aging, and even prevents acne and cell damage. Your hair can greatly benefit from fennel as well. Fennel treats any bumps of the scalp as well as any itchiness. It also treats dandruff and helps to prevent the hairs from breaking. You can even fill your home with the scent of delicious licorice by using fennel seeds in potpourri. Its aroma is also wonderful for eye pillow recipes.

Did you know that ancient Greeks believed that a stalk of fennel carried a coal that would bring the knowledge of the gods down to man? I’m sure you’re wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful product as soon as possible! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it’s meant for educational purposes only! And here at Nature’s Garden, we specifically sell fennel for external use only! So please don’t eat it! Just type “fennel” into the search bar on our site and it will take to a page offering our Fennel Seeds and our Sweet Fennel Essential Oil! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our awesome free Fennel Class for even more uses of fennel! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
11

Marshmallow Root Uses

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marshmallow root usesMarshmallow Root Uses

Hello all you amazing people out there! Have you ever tried marshmallow root in any of your products before? No, I don’t mean the delicious sugary things you stuff inside of a yummy smore, although you can make those with marshmallow root! Marshmallow root is actually a great herb that can be used for many different purposes, besides culinary! It can be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, bath and body products, soap making, and even for hair care! Did you know that fibers from marshmallow root can even be used to make paper? Or that marshmallow root is used to clean Persian rugs?

Some common bath and body products that can include marshmallow root are salves, facial masks, facial toners, creams, lotions, ointments, hair products, scrubs, bath teas, bath bombs, soaps, and even natural tooth paste recipes. Marshmallow root has many great hair care benefits. It works to remove knots and detangle and soften the hair. It also works to soothe dry and inflamed scalp, as well as working to promote new hair growth. Marshmallow root is great for your skin as well. It treats many skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea, as well as reducing any swelling, and soothing the skin. Marshmallow root helps to promote new skin cell growth, takes away redness and fine lines, and helps fight the signs of aging.

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using marshmallow root as well. It contains many vitamins and nutrients that are important to the body such as iron, selenium, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, B, and C. For nursing mothers, marshmallow root will actually help to increase the amount of milk production and it also enriches the milk. For pregnant women, marshmallow root helps to allow the belly to grow without stretch marks, and it helps to heal chapped skin. Ancient Egyptians used to use marshmallow root to help treat sore throats, and Arabs used it in a poultice to treat and reduce inflammation. Marshmallow root also works as an effective diuretic. It aids in the passing of kidney stones, as well as working to reduce the level of pain they cause. Marshmallow root can treat many other conditions as well including bronchitis, coughing, whooping cough, pneumonia, asthma, the flu, ulcers, colitis, diverticulitis, arthritis, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, heart burn, and even irritable bowel syndrome. For infants who are going through the pain of teething, marshmallow root can be used to relieve their aching gums.

Did you know that oil from the seeds of the marshmallow plant can be used to make paints and varnishes? Please don’t take this blog as medical advice though, this is just for educational purposes only! We only sell marshmallow root for external use only! Wondering how to get your hands on this awesome herb as soon as you possibly can? Well, all you have to do is type “marsh root” into the search bar on our website and it will bring up our Marshmallow Root Powder! While we’re thinking about yummy marshmallows, try out our Toasted Marshmallow Fragrance Oil! And be sure to check out our Marshmallow Root Class for even more marshmallow root uses! Enjoy this wonderful herb and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
10

Blue Vervain Uses

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blue vervainBlue Vervain Uses

Hello all you amazing crafty people out there! Today we are going to talk about blue vervain. This beautiful flower has a variety of uses, it can actually do so much more than just look pretty! This amazing herb can be used for a multitude of things, and it even used to be used for Pagan love potions! Now while I’m sure you don’t intend to make any love potions any time soon, blue vervain can also be used for culinary purposes, skin care, soaping, medicinal purposes, and even your homemade bath and body products!

Some common bath and body products that can include blue vervain are lotions, bath teas, bath bombs, ointments, creams, massage oils, face masks, aftershaves, soaps, and facial toners. When it is used in the soap making process, blue vervain actually makes a beautiful natural decorative element, as well as helping to reduce inflammation. Your skin can greatly benefit from the use of blue vervain as well. It has many astringent and anti-inflammatory properties which help it to treat many skin infections like eczema. Blue vervain can be used to treat burns, remove any toxins from the skin that can be left from insect bites, and it works to safe guard any wounds from the possibility of infection. Did you know that blue vervain can even induce sweating? Sweating actually works as a way to remove toxins from your body and keeps your skin looking young and fresh!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to blue vervain as well. It actually has many astringent, sedative, analgesic, diuretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, and even antidepressant properties. Native Americans actually used blue vervain as a way to treat stomach disorders, kidney stones, laryngitis, and they even used it to help clear up cloudy urine. In Iroquois witchcraft medicine, blue vervain was thought to be able to heal anyone affected by medieval plagues and was considered the “cure-all” plant. For breast-feeding mothers, it can actually help to stimulate breast milk production. Blue vervain can be used many other conditions as well such as seizures, exhaustion, fever, hysteria, spasms, gout, bronchitis, jaundice, anemia, itching, rheumatism, bone bruising, headaches, asthma, whooping cough, chest pains, neuralgia, dislocations, urinary tract disorders, kidney and liver diseases and even digestive disorders.

I’m sure you’re just itching to get your hands on this amazing herb as fast as you can! Well, I’ll tell you how! All you have to do is type “blue verain” into the search bar on our website, and it will take you a page showing our Cut and Sifted Blue Vervain, and our Blue Vervain Powder!  It will also bring up our Blue Vervain Class, giving you even more blue verain uses and fun facts! However, please don’t take this blog as medical advice, this information is just for educational purposes! We sell blue vervain for external use only! Make sure to check out all of our other fantastic free classes and recipes as well! Enjoy this great product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
09

Slippery Elm Bark Uses

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slippery elmSlippery Elm Bark Uses

Have you ever heard of all the slippery elm bark uses? Well, this herb that has a variety of wonderful benefits when added to your hair care, skin care, bath and body products, soap making….slippery elm bark can even be used for culinary and medicinal purposes as well! This herb is sure to leave your products with the feeling of sitting underneath a big beautiful elm tree in the middle of summer! Can’t you hear the sound of the wind just blowing through the branches? Slippery elm has been used for centuries, even the Native Americans used slippery elm bark to make natural bandages!

Some common bath and body products that can include slippery elm bark are bath teas, lotions, hair products, ointments, creams, facial toners, bath bombs, face masks, soaps, salves, and even natural tooth paste recipes! The slippery elm helps to relieve aching gums when used for tooth paste recipes. It has many skin care benefits as well. Slippery elm can treat many skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema, reduces swelling, and it also helps to slow down the aging process. Slippery elm works to speed up the healing of wounds, reduces redness, helps to make the skin feel soft and supple and even promotes new cell growth. Your hair can greatly benefit as well. Slippery elm removes dandruff, helps to detangle the hair, makes the hair smooth and soft, and can even improve the volume and strength of the hair!

There are many great medicinal benefits to using slippery elm bark as well. It offers many vitamins and nutrients such as zinc, calcium, phosphorous, manganese, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C. For women, slippery elm can be used as a lubricant to help ease labor pains. It also helps to treat vaginal inflammation and other conditions of the female organs. Essiac Tea is a tea that can be used to treat and combat cancer. One of the main ingredients in this tea just happens to be slippery elm bark. Besides using slippery elm as a natural bandage, Native Americans also used it to treat boils, burns, ulcers and wounds, and to reduce and heal any inflammation. There are many other conditions that can be treated with slippery elm as well such as gout, syphilis, herpes, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, rheumatism, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, hemorrhoids, abscesses, colitis, and even irritable bowel syndrome.

Did you know that the yoke of the Liberty Bell is actually made with slippery elm bark? How cool is that? Slippery Elm can even be eaten, it can used in a porridge which is fed to young children and the elderly! This is such a versatile herb that you just can’t turn it down! For even more information on slippery elm bark uses be sure to check out our free Slipper Elm Bark Class! Enjoy this fantastic product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells slippery elm bark powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great slippery elm bark is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. 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 this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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Feb
06

Uses of Chickweed

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uses of chickweedUses of Chickweed

For all you creative people out there, do you have a favorite herb that you love to use over and over? Chickweed is an one that should definitely become your new go-to herb! This amazing herb has actually been referred to as an herb beneficial “for all pains in the body that arise.” Chickweed can not only be used for medicinal purposes, but for hair care, skin care, soaping, and even bath and body products! Did you know that you can even eat chickweed? It can be an ingredient for sandwiches, salads, and even lasagna! How awesome is that?

There are many great medicinal benefits to using chickweed. It can be used as a form of treatment for a variety of conditions such as rabies, scurvy, constipation, ulcers, inflammation, conjunctivitis, asthma, liver and kidney conditions, congestive heart failure, and even for weight loss! Chickweed contains many nutrients and vitamins that are very important to the body such as vitamins B6, B12, C, D, potassium, iron, calcium, niacin, zinc, magnesium, and many more! For mothers who have just given birth, chickweed can help the mother to recover faster, as well as helping the breast milk to flow properly. It can also help women with the pain caused by their menstrual cycles. Chickweed does contain saponins. Saponins can actually work as a cleanser for the body, helping to cleanse the skin, liver, kidneys, and lungs. The saponins also work to get rid of any congestion.

Common bath and body products that can include chickweed are facial masks, toners, ointments, lotions, creams, bath teas, shampoos and conditioners, salves, scrubs and soaps. When used for the soap making process, chickweed helps to treat itchy skin and reduce inflammation, as well as helping to draw out toxins from the body. Your skin can greatly benefit from chickweed as it helps to treat boils, the itchy rash from poison ivy and poison oak, soothes dry and itchy skin, heals wounds, and treats conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and minor burns. It can even be used as a great treatment for varicose veins and hemorrhoids, as well as helping to remove any splinters. For hair care, chickweed supplies with its many vitamins, especially vitamin C, while also hydrating the hair and scalp.

Are you dying to get your hands on this fantastic herb as soon as possible? I’ll tell you! Don’t worry! All you have to do is type “chickweed” into the search bar on our website, and it will take you directly to our Cut and Sifted Chickweed page! This is one product you won’t want to pass up! However, please don’t mistake this blog for medical advice! This information is just for educational purposes! We only sell chickweed for external use! But hold on, while you’re on our site, make sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well, you’re sure to adore each and every one of them! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have! Enjoy this wonderful product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
30

Alfalfa Uses

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Hello all you wonderful crafty people out there! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day! Do you have a favorite herb? One that you love to use over and over again in all of your products? Have you ever tried anything with alfalfa? If you haven’t, why not?! I bet you’re only thinking of alfalfa as cattle feed, but it does so much more! It has so many amazing medicinal benefits, skin care benefits, and even hair care benefits! Alfalfa can even be used in many different bath and body products! This is one product that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

There are many great bath and body products that can include alfalfa. Some common ones are face tonics, lotions, ointments, creams, shampoos and conditioners, bath bombs, bath teas, foot treatments, scrubs, facial masks, massage oils, body wash, soaps, and bath salts. When used in all of these products, alfalfa has many amazing skin care benefits. It is rich in vitamin A and enzymes which both work to keep the skin healthy and glowing. It also helps to detoxify the body and skin and works to draw out any impurities. Alfalfa even helps dry skin, improves the texture and complexion, and reduces stretch marks. There are many benefits for your hair as well. Alfalfa helps to treat and prevent hair loss and baldness, as well and encouraging new hair growth. It also helps to improve blood circulation to your scalp and increases the amount of oxygen intake into your hair. When used in soaps, it brings all these wonderful benefits to your skin, as well as giving the soap a natural green color.

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to alfalfa uses as well. Did you know that alfalfa can actually help increase milk production for women who are nursing? It also helps to reduce high cholesterol levels, and treats many conditions like diabetes, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, prostate conditions, and many kidney conditions. It can also treat and protect from urinary tract infections and it works to help to prevent cancer! Herbal physicians in the 19th century even ground alfalfa and used it to treat and soothe insect bites. Alfalfa also works to help the thyroid to work properly, as well as relaxing muscles, and preventing blood poisoning, bleeding, fatigue, anemia, loss of memory and energy, varicose ulcers, and edema. This amazing plant even helps to calm your nervous system and can work as a mild laxative!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this awesome product as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “alfalfa” into the search bar on our website and it will take you directly to our Alfalfa Leaf Powder page! This is one wonderful product that you do not want to pass up! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our amazing free classes and recipes as well! You’re sure to love each and every one of them! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have! Enjoy this great product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells alfalfa leaf powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great alfalfa is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. 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 this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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Jan
28

Acerola Cherry Uses

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I Hope you’re all having a fantastic day! Are you looking for something new to add to your creations? Something that is definitely unique that will give your products a new twist? Have you ever tried anything with acerola cherries before? Specifically acerola cherry powder? If you haven’t, why not? This is one product you just shouldn’t pass up! It is so amazing for you and your body! In one cherry, there is actually 65 times the amount of Vitamin C then that in an orange! Try out this awesome product as soon as possible!

Acerola cherries can be used in many different industries and products. You can actually eat the ripe fruit, as well as using it for medicinal purposes, skin care, hair care, and also bath and body products. Because there is so much vitamin C, it helps to treat many conditions such as chronic fatigue, scurvy, colds, and excessive bleeding and bruising. Vitamin C also combats stress, rejuvenates body tissue, and promotes a healthy immune system. In traditional Brazil medicine, acerola cherries are used to treat dysentery and fevers as well being used as a heart tonic. Aside from all of these amazing medicinal benefits, acerola cherries can also treat hay fever, rheumatism, diabetes, tuberculosis, high cholesterol, anemia, depression, pressure sores, and collagen disorders. Besides its high vitamin C content, acerola cherries also contain vitamins B1, B2, A, niacin, magnesium, calcium, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, phosphorous, protein, carotenes, and iron.

Some common bath and body products that can include acerola cherry powder are face toners, facial masks, lotions, creams, ointments, shampoos and conditioners, bath bombs, bath teas, scrubs, massage oils, and aftershaves. When used in these products, it bring many great skin care benefits. Acerola cherries work to boost collagen and elastin production, retain moisture within the skin, rejuvenate and brighten the skin, and soothe wrinkles. It is also a great way to protect your skin from the effects of premature aging. Your hair can greatly benefit from acerola cherry powder as well. It is amazing for color treated hair, helping to keep it looking healthy, as well as working to revitalize and hydrate the hair, maintain shine, and prevent hair loss. This awesome powder can even be included in products that help to promote healthy nail care!

There are so many acerola cherry uses that I’m sure you’re all dying to get your hands on this fantastic product as soon as possible! But hold on because it gets even better! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many wonderful free recipes and classes, and our Lavender Fizzy Bath recipe is actually made with our acerola cherry powder! All you have to do is search “acerola” on our website, and that will take you directly to our Acerola Cherry Powder page. On the top of the product picture, you will see a little green tab labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the name and picture of our Lavender Bath Fizzy, which is actually a direct link straight to the recipe!  Nature’s Garden sells acerola berry powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great acerola cherries are for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. 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 this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Enjoy these amazing products and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts or questions you may have. Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
27

Kelp Uses

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Hello everybody! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! For all you creative people out there, are you looking for something new and exciting to add to your products? Something out of the box that you probably wouldn’t normally think of? Maybe kelp for example? And yes, I mean like seaweed kelp! Kelp is actually a very amazing product that would be a great addition to your soaps and bath and body products! Did you know that there is a possibility that kelp could actually be used as a natural renewable energy source? It’s very effective in yielding methane, as well as sugars that can be converted to ethanol.

Kelp can be used in many different products and industries including skin care, medicinal purposes, culinary purposes, hair care, and many bath and body products. Common products that can include kelp are body wraps, facial masks, lotions, creams, ointments, bath salts, scrubs, soaps, foot treatments, and bath teas. When used in soap making, kelp brings wonderful nutrients to the skin, as well as giving the soap a natural green color. Kelp is a great way to help hydrate your hair as well as helping to thicken, rebuild, and strengthen the hair. You skin will benefit from kelp use as well, it supplies the skin with many important nutrients and helps to calm any sensitivities. Kelp also helps to moisturize the skin, reduce any skin tumors, and it also helps to slow down the aging process!

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using kelp as well. Did you know that it can help you to lose weight? It actually works as a natural diuretic, working to get rid of excess water weight. It also helps to regulate your thyroid, which in turn regulates your metabolism, which also helps you to lose weight! Kelp also has high content levels of iodine. Iodine is also amazing for helping with thyroid problems as well! There are some specific benefits to kelp uses for women as well. Kelp can be used to dilate the cervix to induce labor and delivery in pregnant women, as well as being used to dilate the cervix for medical procedures, and the placing of intrauterine devices. When the kelp is inserted into the cervix, it is sometimes called a tent. The tent can also be used to cause abortions as well as being placed before the performing of a D&C (the scraping out of the uterus.) Kelp can also be used as a natural antibiotic, helping to protect from colds and the flu, increasing insulin resistance, treating radiation sickness, and even helping to prevent cancer!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful product as soon as possible? Well hold on just a second because it gets even better! When you search “kelp” on our website, it will take you right to our Kelp Powder page. On top of the powder picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the name and picture of our Seaside Spa Scrub which is actually made with kelp! This wonderful recipe is one that you’re sure to adore! While you’re there, make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Enjoy these great products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
19

Uses for Cocoa Powder

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Uses-for-Cocoa-PowderUses for Cocoa Powder

Hello all you wonderfully crafty people out there! Are you looking for a new and unique product to add to your projects? Or maybe you’ve been looking for something that is so enticing that your customers just won’t be able to help themselves. Well, what if I told you you could use everyone’s favorite food in the world? Chocolate! I’m not kidding! You can actually use real cocoa powder in your products! It can be used for so many different industries including skin care, hair care, bath and body products, medicinal purposes, soaping, and the most obvious, food and beverages. Some common bath and body products that can include cocoa powder are soaps, shampoos and conditioners, face masks, facial toners, bath bombs, lotions, ointments, creams, lip balms, massage oils, and scrubs.

There are so many amazing uses for cocoa powder. When you use it in your bath and body products, it has many wonderful skin and hair care benefits. In soaps, it gives the soap a beautiful natural brown color. For your skin, cocoa powder helps to renew and firm new skin cells, promote healthy skin tissues, and it also helps promote healthy cell development. Cocoa powder is a powerful antioxidant and helps to repair any damaged skin, absorbs UV light into the skin, improves blood flow, and improves complexion and helps the skin stay hydrated. You hair can benefit from cocoa powder as well. It helps to stop stress-caused hair loss, promotes shinier hair, and also helps to moisturize, soften, and smooth the hair.

Cocoa powder also has many medicinal benefits. Did you know that chocolate could actually help fight cancer? Cocoa actually contains high levels of an antioxidant called polyphenols. When you drink hot chocolate, or other chocolate drinks, the polyphenols actually fight cancer! Even you heart can stay healthier with cocoa powder. It helps to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, as well as protecting you from a stroke and heart disease. For people that suffer from Alzheimer’s, cocoa powder actually helps to increase the amount of oxygen to the brain. Cocoa powder also contains many important minerals for the body such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, calcium, and phosphorous. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, and pantothenic acid. Cocoa also works as an antidepressant and mood enhancer, increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, essentially making you happier!

So really, chocolate is actually very good for you! I mean it fights cancer and protects you from heart disease! How could you not want to use this in every single product you make from now on? But hold on, because here at Nature’s Garden we actually offer many free classes and recipes, and some of them just happen to be made with our cocoa powder! When you type “cocoa powder” into the search bar on our site, it will take you directly to our Organic Cocoa Powder page. On top of the cocoa powder picture, there is a little green link labeled “Recipe.” That will actually show you all of our fantastic recipes made with cocoa powder like our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts or our Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting! Make sure to try out every single one of them and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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