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Feb
04

Comfrey Uses

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comfreyComfrey Uses

I hope you’re all having an amazing day! Are you looking for something new and exciting to put in your creations? Something to break out of your comfort zone, but you’re sure that everyone will love? Our comfrey is the answer! This awesome herb is sure to make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a field full of beautiful flowers! We have both comfrey leaf and comfrey root powder to be exact. The comfrey uses are endless and they have fantastic benefits you just can’t pass up! Comfrey can actually be used for many different products and industries including skin care, hair care, bath and body products, medicinal purposes, and even for the soap making process.

When used in bath and body products, comfrey brings your products many great skin care and hair care benefits. When used in the soap making process, comfrey leaf can bring the soap a beautiful naturally green color, and comfrey root powder helps to regenerate new cell growth, soothes skin, and helps to heal wounds. Both bring the soap many skin healing properties. Comfrey root powder can also help to protect wounds from infections and heal skin irritations and sun burns. Comfrey does contain a substance called allantoin, which helps to promote new cell growth. Your hair can benefit as well. Comfrey works to fight dandruff and naturally nourish your hair. When comfrey leaf is added to natural conditioners, it helps to repair damaged and over-processed hair, reverse hair loss, and brings the hair shine and volume.

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to comfrey as well! It contains many important vitamins and nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, protein, and vitamin B12. Comfrey used to be known as “one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs.” Specifically for women, comfrey works to help lessen the flow of a heavy menstrual period. There are many conditions that can be treated with comfrey such as bronchitis, chest pains, varicose and gastric ulcers, bloody urine, diarrhea, sore throat, coughing, back pain, muscle pain, and inflammation. Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and even rheumatoid arthritis suffers can all benefit from comfrey as well. Comfrey also works to heal broken bones, and can be applied directly to sprains or bruising to help reduce the pain. Comfrey has been used for its medicinal benefits for over 2,000 years!

Did you know that comfrey used to be considered the “guardian of travelers”? It was thought that anyone who journeyed away from their home lands wound be protected if they had comfrey with them. Wondering how to get your hands on this awesome herb as soon as possible? When you type “comfrey” into the search bar on our site, it will take you to a page where you will be able to see both our comfrey root powder, and our comfrey leaf. Be sure to try out our free Soothing Facial Mask recipe because it is actually made with our comfrey root powder! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

Natures Garden sells comfrey for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great comfrey 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
04

Roses & Chocolate Body Wrap

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chocolate rose body wrap recipeRoses & Chocolate Body Wrap

Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Have you decided on your plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Maybe you and your significant other are just planning to stay in, watch movies, and spend time with each other? Or perhaps you’re going to a fancy dinner with a whole list of other activities planned for the rest of the evening! Or maybe you’re still searching for the perfect idea on how to spend the most romantic day of the year together. How about making a whole new project together? We have brought you our all new free recipe for Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap! This is the perfect craft to make together, and it makes just enough for two!

 

Ingredients:

450 grams of Rose Clay

100 grams of Rose Hips Powder

161 grams of Dead Sea Salt

152 grams of Cocoa Powder

800 grams of Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon

Saran Wrap

Towels

 

Directions:

Honestly, this recipe is so easy, and takes just minutes to complete! To start, you will need to measure out 450 of Rose Clay, 100 grams of Rose Hips Powder, 161 grams of Dead Sea Salt, and 152 grams of Cocoa Powder. All of these ingredients should be combined into one mixing bowl.

roses and chocolate body wrap

 

roses and chocolate body wrap

roses and chocolate body wrap

roses and chocolate body wrap

After you have combined all of the above ingredients, weigh out 800 grams of distilled water. Once you have reached 800 grams, go ahead and pour your water into the bowl with all of your ingredients. Then, mix everything thoroughly together until it is smoothed out and then your body wrap is ready to enjoy!

roses and chocolate body wrap

 

roses and chocolate body wrap

Doesn’t this recipe just sound like the perfect idea for you and your significant other to spend Valentine’s Day together? How could you not want to want to experience a body wrap spa session together? Well, just so you know, once the wrap has thickened, you can start to apply it your body. Starting from your feet and working your way up will be easiest. After you have fully covered yourself with the mixture, wrap yourself in saran wrap. Then go ahead and sit in your bathtub for half an hour to an hour, but no water in the tub! Make sure to cover yourself in your warm towels, this will help the wrap draw out water retention and toxins! When your time is up, remove the saran wrap and wash the mixture off of your body! If you want to make this wrap to repackage and sell it, just make sure to add Optiphen to preserve it!

Even better, this body wrap has so many benefits for your skin! The rose clay contained in this wrap has many wonderful benefits. Rose clay helps to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, and reduces any wrinkles, scarring or age spots! The rose clay also works to reduce any irritation, tighten pores, promote new skin cell growth, and even regenerate collagen! The rose hips powder will help to hydrate your skin and lock in moisture, give your skin a beautiful glow, and help to treat any skin conditions like acne! On top of all of those amazing benefits, the Dead Sea Salt can help your skin as well! Dead Sea Salt will moisturize and soften any dry skin, reduce wrinkles and inflammation, and help with conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis! Enjoy this amazing wrap! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
02

Kelp Body Wrap

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body wrapKelp Body Wrap

Hello everyone! For all you crafty and creative people out there, are you into spa treatments? You know, like mud masks, face masks, body wraps…the works! Are you looking for the perfect recipes that you can make at home to make yourself feel like you’ve just been transported right to an amazingly peaceful spa? Well, here is our awesome new recipe for a Kelp Body Wrap. This is one recipe that is sure to bring the amazing feeling of just relaxing at a spa, plus it works to tighten your skin, remove toxins from the skin, and bring it a warm and healthy feeling!  This kelp body wrap will help to reduce water retention and swelling, allowing you to reduce inches before that special event you plan to attend.

 

Ingredients:

123 grams of Kelp Powder

405 grams of Bentonite Clay

295 grams of Dead Sea Salt

1000 grams of Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon

Saran Wrap

Towels

Directions:

First, weigh out 1000 grams of distilled water. Then measure out 295 grams of Sea Salt and 405 grams of Bentonite Clay. Also make sure to measure out 123 grams of your Kelp Powder. Then you can pour all of these ingredients into your water and mix it thoroughly together.

kelp body wrap

kelp body wrap

kelp body wrap

kelp body wrap

Let the mixture sit and thicken.

kelp body wrap

When your mixture has thickened, you can begin to cover your body in it. (It will be much easier for you if you start from your feet and work your way up your body.) When you are fully covered with the mixture, wrap plastic saran wrap around yourself. Again, starting from your feet will make it much easier for you. Then go ahead and sit in your bathtub for about half an hour to an hour. Make sure the tub is empty, no water! However, make sure to cover yourself in warm towels to help the wrap draw out toxins and water retention! Once your time is up, go ahead and remove the saran wrap and then wash the mixture off of your body! These results should last for a few days! This body wrap will help to reduce your water weight as well as bringing many wonderful benefits for your skin! If you want to make this wrap to repackage and sell it, you will need to use Optiphen to preserve it!

Doesn’t this wrap just sound amazing? Do you know what all this wrap can do for your skin? Kelp actually helps to moisturize your skin, helps to slow down the aging process, combats discoloration, and it also works to draw out any impurities! The Bentonite clay has many great skin benefits as well! It actually helps to soften and tighten the skin, as well as removing any excess oils! This wrap is the perfect way to make you feel like you’ve just taken a girls day right to the spa! This wrap is sure to bring a feeling of relaxation to your life! You could even have a girls’ day with all of your best girl friends right at home with this amazing recipe!  Make sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have! Enjoy this fantastic product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
30

Alfalfa Uses

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alfalfa-usesAlfalfa Uses

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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cherriesAcerola Cherry Uses

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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kelp maskKelp Uses

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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Jan
26

Goat’s Milk Soap

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goats milk soapGoat’s Milk Soap

Hi everybody! Hope you’re all having an awesome day! For all you melt and pour soapers out there, what is your favorite kind to use? Maybe it’s Shea Butter or Diamond Clear? Have you ever tried our Goat’s Milk Soap? This is one amazing melt and pour soap, and one that you should definitely be using for any upcoming projects and creations you may be working towards! Goat’s Milk is a wonderful kind of melt and pour soap, and one that we just happen to have many free recipes for! Make sure to try all of these out as soon as possible!

Are you curious as to all of the ingredients in Goat’s Milk soap? Allow me to explain! Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap includes the following: coconut oil, palm oil, titanium dioxide, sunflower oil, purified water, sodium cocoate, sodium myristate, sodium stearate, vegetable glycerin, Germall Plus, and of course goat’s milk. Each of these ingredients brings its own special purpose to the soap!

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil actually helps to soften and smooth your skin.

Palm Oil: Palm oil helps to bring a great lather to the soap as well as working to help harden the soap. It also helps to remove oils and dirt from your skin.

Titanium Dioxide: Titanium dioxide works to whiten the soap and can sometimes be used as a wonderful sunscreen, helping to protect the skin from any harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is great for treating many skin conditions like eczema and acne. It also works to help the skin retain moisture.

Purified Water: Purified water is another great treatment for skin conditions, helping to treat psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It also helps to hydrate and soften your skin.

Sodium Cocoate: (derives from coconut oil) Sodium cocoate works as a surfactant, helping to cleanse the skin and making it easier to remove oils and dirt.

Sodium Myristate: (the sodium salt derived from myristic acid) Sodium Myristate removes dirt and cleanses the skin, working as an emulsifying agent.

Sodium Stearate: (the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid) Sodium stearate works as another surfactant to make it easier to remove dirt and grime.

Vegetable Glycerin: Vegetable glycerin keeps the skin moisturized and cool, and also pulls in oxygen.

Germall Plus: Germall Plus works as a natural preservative for your soap.

Goat’s Milk: Goat’s Milk helps with treating many skin conditions like acne, reduces inflammation, and soothes damaged and dry skin. It also softens the skin as well as working as a natural moisturizer.

 

Are you just dying to try out our Goat’s Milk soap now? Check out some of our awesome recipes made with our Goat’s Milk soap! When you go to our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap page, click on the little “Recipe” tab above the picture. This will show you all of our free recipes made with goat’s milk soap, like our Floating Noah’s Ark Soap, our Solid Sugar Scrub, our Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies, and many many more! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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