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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
08

Chocolate Covered Cherries Scent

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chocolate covered cherries fragrance oilChocolate Covered Cherries Scent

Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

For all you romantics out there, are you looking for the perfect fragrance for the upcoming holiday? And yes, I’m of course talking about Valentine’s Day! The most romantic day of the year, bouquets of beautiful flowers, chocolates…all the works for day to never forget! As it’s just around the corner, have you figured out what your own plans are yet? Well, our Chocolate Covered Cherries scent is sure to be to spice things up for you and your loved one! This fragrance perfectly captures the scent of a traditional romantic snack, one that will remind you of just how much you and your significant other love each other!

 

What Does Chocolate Covered Cherries Smell Like?

Chocolate Covered Cherries by Nature’s Garden is the sweet aroma of maraschino cherries that are just smothered in milk chocolate, with just a hint of delicious French vanilla.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for the perfect fragrance to bring a new spark into your relationship, this is it. Or maybe you’re just looking for a scent that will your home with an aroma that is sure to bring the romance to a whole new level? Our Chocolate Covered Cherries fragrance oil will do all of that and more! For all you amazing candle makers out there, Chocolate Covered Cherries is just what you’ve been looking for. This fragrance works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax candles, and performs nice and strong in soy wax candles! Go ahead and fill your home with a feeling of romance by using this scent to make some nice and strong homemade aroma beads! If you’re more into making your own incense and potpourri recipes, then our Chocolate Covered Cherries fragrance oil has a maximum usage rate of 50%! However, when using this scent in your products just make sure to test it thoroughly first. It does have a vanillin content of 1%, which means that it may tend to discolor your products. So just make sure to test it before using it in your finished and final products!

For bath and body products however, this fragrance is not body safe. So please do not attempt to use it for any homemade bath and body products. Just stick to candles, aroma beads and potpourri recipes! Are you wondering how to get your hands on this delightful fragrance as soon as you can? Well, all you have to do is type “cherries” into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil! But hold on a second, because this scent just keeps getting better and better! On the top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green link labeled “Recipe.” This will show you the name and picture of our free Valentine’s Day Candle, which is the absolute perfect recipe to make for your loved one this Valentine’s Day! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts or questions! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
06

Hot Fudge Brownies Scent

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hot-fudge-brownies-fragrance-oilHot Fudge Brownies Scent

Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Do you have a favorite snack? Something that even just when it’s mentioned, your mouth begins to water with anticipation? Maybe it’s some kind of cookie? Or a certain flavor of potato chips? Or of course, the most obvious, chocolate? How about brownies? Hot fudge brownies to be exact? Just the thought of sinking my teeth into a delicious hot fudge brownie is making my taste buds go insane! Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to capture the aroma of some of those yummy delights baking in your oven? Our Hot Fudge Brownies scent does just that! How can it not, the name says it all!

 

What Does Hot Fudge Brownies Smell Like?

Really? You know it’s going to smell absolutely sinful. Hot Fudge Brownies by Nature’s Garden is the delightful aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies that are just smothered in warm hot fudge sauce with just a hint of vanilla.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for the perfect fragrance to completely entice everyone you know, this is it. Hot Fudge Brownies will definitely leave all of your family and friends craving the taste of delicious chocolate dropped with dripping hot fudge. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. If you’re more into making your own incense and potpourri recipes, Hot Fudge Brownies scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. Easily fill your home with this amazing aroma by using it to make some nice and strong aroma beads!

For bath and body products, Hot Fudge Brownies scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common bath and body products that can include this fantastic fragrance are soaps, bath gels, perfumes, soaps, and bath oils. Hot Fudge Brownies does happen to have a vanillin content of .65%, meaning that it may discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. For any cold process soap makers out there, this scent is just what you’ve been searching for! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration as well as no ricing, and this fragrance has a perfect pour! The scent holds fabulously and soaps very nicely! However, it does discolor to a very light tan color, so just be sure to thoroughly test this fragrance before using it in any of your final and finished products!  You may also want to pick up some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with the discoloration.

 

I’m sure you can hardly wait to get your hands on this amazing fragrance, but hold on one minute because it just keeps getting better! When you are on our Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil page, you will see a little green link on top of the picture labeled “Recipe.” When you click that link, it will show you the name and picture of our Hot Fudge Brownies Soap, which is made with, what else? Our Hot Fudge Brownies scent! That is actually a direct link straight to the great free recipe! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Enjoy this fabulous scent and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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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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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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