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Feb
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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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Jan
23

Shea Butter Soap

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shea butter soapShea Butter Soap

Hello all of you amazing people! I hope this finds you all having a fantastic day! For all you soap makers out there, what is your absolute favorite kind of soap to make? Maybe you’re more into cold process soap making, or melt and pour soaping, or maybe your favorite is even to make your own hot process soap recipes? No matter what your favorite kind is, each kind is unique and wonderful! Let’s talk about melt and pour soap right now, specifically Shea Butter Soap! This is one wonderful kind of soap that you’re sure to want to use as soon as possible!

Are you wondering about the ingredients in our Shea Butter Soap? Well, let me tell you all about them! Shea Butter melt and pour soap contains the following: vegetable glycerin, titanium dioxide, coconut oil, sodium stearate, sodium myristate, palm oil, sodium cocoate, purified water, sunflower oil, and shea butter. Each of these ingredients bring their own special benefits to your skin when used in soaps.

Vegetable Glycerin: This helps to cool the skin, pulls in oxygen, and retains moisture in the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This is will whiten soap.  Also, it is sometimes used to help protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, working as a great sunscreen.

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

Sodium Stearate: This ingredient is the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid.  It works as a surfactant, and emilsifying agent, and helps to thicken the soap.

Sodium Myristate: This ingredient is the sodium salt derived from myristic acid.This works as an emulsifying agent, also helping to cleanse the skin and remove dirt.

Palm Oil: Palm Oil helps to remove oils and dirt from the skin, as well as working to restore natural oils within the skin.

Sodium Cocoate: Sodium Cocoate derived from coconut oil, it helps to cleanse the skin and works as a surfactant, helping to make it easier to remove dirt and grime from your skin.

Sunflower Oil: Helps to retain moisture in the skin, as well as helping to treat conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Purified Water: Purified water helps to soften and hydrate the skin, as well as working to treat eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions.

Shea Butter: Shea butter works to hydrate the skin, as well as working as a sunscreen, helping to heal cuts and burns, and helps to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes. Are you looking for some cool new projects to try using Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap? Well, when you’re on our Shea Butter page, make sure to check out all of our awesome recipes under the Recipe tab on top of the picture! I recommend our Zebra Print Soap…but what can I say? I’m a sucker for animal prints! We have many others as well, like our Fish Kiss Soap, our Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes, and be sure to try out our delicious looking 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap! These projects and creations will definitely be ones that all of your friends, family, and even your customers will love and adore! These are definitely ones that you can’t pass up! Enjoy this wonderfully amazing soap and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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