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Feb
23

Uses for Elderflowers

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elderflowersUses for Elderflowers

What comes to mind with the word “elderflowers?” Maybe elderberries and some delicious elderberry pie? Or even some beautiful flowers? Well, either answer would be completely correct! Elderflowers are actually the flowers that come from the elder tree, the plant that gives us yummy elderberries! Elderflowers can actually do a lot more than just look pretty, they can be used for culinary purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products, soap making, candle making, and they are best known for their many medicinal purposes! Did you know that branches of the elder tree can even be used to make musical instruments?

Common bath and body products that can include elderflowers are bath bombs, facial toners, lotions, ointments, creams, soaps, aftershaves, bath teas, and natural herbal water recipes. Elderflowers can bring many amazing benefits to your hair. When used for hair care, elderflowers work to keep the hair hydrated, detangle the hair, and make it feel smooth and silky. When elderflowers are used for their many skin care benefits they work to lift dirt and oils from your pores, even the skin tone, improve the complexion, heal bruises and burns, balance out any excess oils, and stop break outs. Elderflowers can even be used to reduce inflammation, and it is believed that they can even fade freckles!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using elderflowers. In traditional Chinese medicine, they are dissolved in wine and used to treat many traumatic injuries and rheumatism. Elderflowers can be used to strengthen the mucus membrane of the respiratory tract, which helps to reduce symptoms of hay fever and increase allergy resistance. Did you know that elderflowers can even help to prevent cancer? The flowers actually contain many powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help to protect the body from free radical damage. These radicals can damage cell production, which causes many problems, including increasing the risk of cancer. An elderflower infusion can be used as treatment for the flu, fever, colds, and inflamed and sore eyes, while elderflower tea has been used as a way to help purify the blood. Elderflowers can also be used as a diuretic, working as a powerful laxative and helping to relieve constipation. They even help to increase urine production. There are many other conditions that can be treated using elderflowers as well including diarrhea, diabetes, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, toothaches, asthma, shortness of breath, laryngitis, swine flu, catarrh, stomachaches, reducing blood sugar, and they can even be used to help stop bleeding.

Don’t forget to check out all of our free classes and recipes! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell elderflowers for external use only! This blog is not medical advice, it is only for educational purposes!! 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. Fill your home with the scent of delicious elderberries by using our Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil in all of your new projects and creations! Enjoy these great products 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
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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Jan
01

Angel Type Scent

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angel type fragrance oilAngel Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello everyone! Here’s hoping you all are having a wonderful day! Do you have any interesting plans for the most romantic day of the year? The time when love is in the air and romance is blossoming? Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day! Have you decided how you and your sweetheart are going to spend the day? For all you crafty and creative people out there, are you looking for new and exciting ways to romance your special someone? Are you looking to make a new project to show your significant other just how much you care about them? Make sure to include our Angel Type scent. This fragrance is the perfect blend of romance and love to use for your Valentine’s Day projects!

 

What Does Angel Type Smell Like?

Angel Type scent by Nature’s Garden is a very complex fragrance oil that can be compared to Thierry Mugler Angel. This scent has base notes of patchouli, musk, sandalwood, and delicious white chocolate. These base notes lead to middle notes of gardenia, jasmine, and nutmeg. All of these are topped off with rich, luscious notes of black currants, honeydew melon, raspberry, and lemon.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Angel Type Fragrance Oil?

Maybe you’ll take a romantic moonlit walk, or go to a beautiful cozy restaurant. Or perhaps you’ll receive some beautiful jewelry from your wonderful husband. With the thoughts of love and romance floating through your mind, Angel Type scent is the perfect fragrance to use for all of your amazing projects for this wonderful day. For all of you candle makers out there, this fragrance is just right. It performs nice and strong in soy wax, while performing absolutely perfect in joy wax and wow wax. Fill your house with this passionate scent by using it to make some nice and strong aroma beads. Angel Type also has a maximum usage rate of 50% if you would like to use it for incense or potpourri recipes!

For bath and body products, Angel Type scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products that can include this fragrance are lotion, soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. Angel Type fragrance does happen to have a .6% vanillin content. This means that it may tend to discolor your soaps and bath and body products. So just be careful to thoroughly test this scent before using it in your finished products. For all you cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you as well. Our CP findings are: there is no acceleration or ricing, a perfect pour, and it is very rich. It does discolor to a pale yellow with a final color of butterscotch.

 

Before you go and get your hands on this wonderful scent, hold on one second because it gets even better! We have many free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden and our Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe is actually made with our Angel Type scent! This is the perfect recipe to make for the one you love for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy these wonderful products and please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
29

Snuggable Scent

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snuggable-scentSnuggable Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello all you wonderful people out there! What’s your favorite scent? Maybe it’s something with chocolate, or your favorite beverage, or maybe even one that transports you right to your childhood memories. Here at Nature’s Garden, we have over 800+ fragrances to choose from! Are you looking for a scent that would perfect for say…homemade laundry soap? A fragrance that will leave your clothes smelling just like your own favorite laundry detergents? Well, our Snuggable scent is just that! This fragrance is so similar to Snuggle fabric softener that you’ll hardly be able to tell the difference!

What Does Snuggable Smell Like?

Snuggable by Nature’s Garden is an aroma that is just breath taking. It is very similar to Snuggle fabric softener, with base notes of amber, gardenia, and lavender. These follow balsamic notes with top notes of lovely violet and even lily of the valley.

How Do Our Customers Use Snuggable Scent?

Are your favorite detergents and fabric softeners just too expensive? Have an itch to try out making your own laundry detergent? Snuggable scent is just perfect for those future projects! This fragrance will fill your clothes will a wonderful scent totally reminiscent of Snuggle fabric softener, while saving you money! If you would rather use this fragrance for the candle making process, it is perfect for that as well! When used in candles, Snuggable is nice and strong in soy wax, while performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. If you’re more of a potpourri or incense maker, and want to have the Snuggable scent wafting through your home, there is actually a 50% maximum usage rate! You can even use this amazing fragrance in some nice and strong aroma beads!

If you would like to use this scent for bath and body products, it actually has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Common products that can include Snuggable are lotions, bath gels, soaps, bath oils, and perfumes. Snuggable does not have any vanillin content, meaning that it will not discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products! For all the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you as well! Our CP findings are: it has no discoloration, with just a slight acceleration. Here at Nature’s Garden, we all love this scent, and in cold process soap, the smell stays nice and strong!

 

I know you just can’t wait to get your hands on a fragrance that smells exactly your favorite fabric softener, but hold on just a second because it gets even better! We offer many free recipes and classes and our recipe for Powdered Laundry Detergent is actually made with our Snuggable fragrance oil! This homemade laundry detergent is the perfect way to leave all of your clothes smelling like they have just been washed with Snuggle fabric softener! Now, when you’re on our website, just type “snug” or “snuggable” into the search bar. That will take you directly to our Snuggable Fragrance Oil page. On top of the fragrance picture, you will see a little green box labeled “Recipe.” If you click that box, it will show you a picture and the name of our Powdered Laundry Detergent which is a direct link to the awesome recipe! Enjoy these wonderful products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
13

Red Moroccan Clay Uses

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red moroccan clayRed Moroccan Clay Uses

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week! Have you used any clays in your products recently? Any cosmetic clays? Red Moroccan clay to be specific? Red Moroccan clay would be the perfect product to use to impress your customers and friends with a new twist on your projects! Or maybe you’re just looking for something new and exciting to try for your own homemade bath and body products? Red Moroccan clay people! I’m telling you, this is one product you just have to try! So let me tell you just a little bit more about it, because I am sure you will absolutely love it! It can be used in so many different industries and products too!

Did you know that Red Moroccan clay was once reserved only for the use of royalty in ancient Egypt? Red Moroccan clay actually originated and was first found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is actually one of the most rare and most pure clays on this whole Earth! One of its many uses is for preparing body for Turkish baths. Red Moroccan clay actually contains many nutrients that are very important to the body. It contains potassium, silica, iron, magnesium, and sodium.

There are so many wonderful red Moroccan clay uses. It can be used in many different industries and products, and especially in bath and body products. Common bath and body products that include red Moroccan clay are face masks, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, shampoos and conditioners, soaps, bath bombs, mineral baths, and even deodorizing feet treatments. When used in all of these products, red Moroccan clay has many amazing benefits. It can benefits your skin by shrinking pores, adding moisture, and improving texture and elasticity. It also helps to remove impurities and toxins from the skin, stimulate circulation, draw out excess oils, and it even cleanses, nourishes, and exfoliates your skin. Your hair can benefit from this cosmetic clay as well! It helps to cleanse the hair and scalp as well as enhancing the hair.

There are even some medicinal benefits to red Moroccan clay uses as well. It helps to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and many other rashes as well. Are you wondering what to use this awesome product in? Well, don’t worry because here at Nature’s Garden we offer many wonderful free recipes and classes and our Mechanics Soap and our Firming Facial Mask both just happen to be made with red Moroccan clay. When you type either “red mo clay” or just “red clay” into the search bar on our website, it will take you directly to our Red Moroccan Clay Powder page. When you get to that page, on the top of the clay picture, there will be a little green box labeled “Recipe.” If you click on that, it will show you the names and pictures of our Mechanic Soap and Firming Facial Mask. When you click on either of those, they are actually direct links straight to those amazing recipes! Make sure to try them out as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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