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Apr
27

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe


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Turmeric Face Mask RecipeTurmeric Face Mask Recipe

Today, Nature’s Garden is proud to introduce their newest facial recipe, our Turmeric Face Mask Recipe.  We know that turmeric is popular in many Indian dishes, however, Turmeric is wonderful for face masks, scrubs, lotions or even facial toners. Nowadays, facial masks are incredibly popular and they are really so easy to make. It almost seems a shame to buy them when you can create your very own at hardly any cost at all. 

Below, I have given you a brief rundown on turmeric and all its uses and benefits, however, there is so much more! If you want to learn more about turmeric click here to view our free turmeric class. Now, let me tell you a little bit about the recipe. Besides turmeric, this recipe also includes bentonite clay powder and Vitamin E. Only a few ingredients that pack a powerful punch of skin benefits. This face mask would be a wonderful addition to your bath and body product line. Or, even to just create for girlfriends and family members. We are sure they will love it just as much as we do.

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: What is TurmericTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: What is Turmeric

Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, comes from the rhizomes (or roots) of a herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. It is native to India and Southeast Asia.  In Asia, turmeric is known as “manjal” or even “kasturi manjal”. Much like its cousin the ginger root, Turmeric can be grated and used fresh. Turmeric rhizomes, when not used fresh, will be boiled in water, dried in hot ovens, and then they are ground into the powder that we are all familiar with.

This perennial plants can grow up to over 3 feet tall. It has cylinder-type roots that range in color from yellow to orange. Heavy branches grow up from the roots.

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: What Turmeric Is Used ForTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: What Turmeric Is Used For

Turmeric is most commonly known as a spice used in cooking. If you are familiar with Middle East or South Asian cuisine, then you know the spice very well. With its peppery-like flavor and earthy, mustard-like aroma, it is a popular addition to curries, stocks and sauces. However, turmeric has many beneficial properties in natural cosmetics.  This bright, golden orange powder can be used as a natural colorant in soap. Turmeric has been found to heal and prevent dry skin, treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and has anti-aging properties. Turmeric powder can be used in any kind of bath and body product. These include soap, hair conditioners, facial masks, scrubs, lotions, ointments, creams, bath teas, face toners, and even in bath bombs.

Did you know that in India, turmeric is considered holy? For centuries this powder has been used in various Hindu ceremonies as well as being used in every part of Indian religious ceremonies and even in weddings. Plus, this powder is also a wonderful natural dye. Specifically for Saris and Buddhist monks’ robes. One last interesting fact, paper steeped in turmeric can be used to create pH level strips. If you are a soaper and are familiar with pH testing, the0n you know exactly what I am talking about.

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Medical Uses of TurmericTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Medical Uses of Turmeric

Like stated above, Turmeric is most well know for its culinary uses, however, this versatile herb has many more uses and benefits. Turmeric is very popular in the medical field. In fact, Turmeric has been used in medicine for thousands of years and is a major part of Ayurveda or Siddha (Indian traditional medicine). This powerful herb is used to treat problems such as, indigestion, throat infections, common colds, or liver ailments. Turmeric can also be used topically to cleanse wounds or treat skin sores. There are many other conditions that can be treated using turmeric. Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and water retention are a few. Turmeric can even benefit the heart by lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar.

For women, turmeric does work to help with menstrual problems and water retention. Also, this powder has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties actually work to reduce brain inflation, which is believed to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s Disease. So, essentially, turmeric can work to delay the onset of this horrible disease.  

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Bath and Body ProductsTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Bath and Body Products

You can use turmeric in all kinds of bath and body products. From face masks to shampoo!  You can create a paste of turmeric to help lighten or prevent stretch marks. This powder is wonderful at moisturizing the hair or preventing hair loss. Also, turmeric can treat scalp conditions such as inflammation, flaking and itchiness. In skin care, this herb works to treat such conditions as acne, eczema and psoriasis. You can create toners, lotions, bath bombs, facial masks, conditioners, why, the list is endless!

So you see, this bright, yellow orange colored powder is incredibly versatile in any type of form. Let’s now move onto our recipe!

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Ingredients that Nature’s Garden has to offer

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Mixing Bowls (you will need one)
  • Scale
  • Mixing Spoons

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 96 grams Turmeric Powder
  • 224 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
  • 24 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 96 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Turmeric PowderTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Turmeric Powder

So let’s begin now with our turmeric face mask! First, we are going to start with the turmeric powder. So, get your scale out. You will also be using a medium sized bowl. Have your scale tared out. Then, go ahead and weigh out 96 grams of your turmeric powder.

 

 

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Bentonite Clay PowderTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Bentonite Clay Powder

First, let’s talk about Bentonite Clay Powder. Bentonite is a wonderful addition to any face mask! This type of clay, when used in face masks, helps clean impurities from the skin. When used in soaps, bentonite is good at treating oily skin. Also, when used in bath bombs, it helps harden them. In addition, bentonite is useful in thickening lotions.

So, now we are going to weigh out the bentonite. You will add the clay to the same bowl you have your turmeric powder in. Tare out your scale and to the medium bowl, add 224 grams of bentonite clay. Next, mix the two ingredients together until everything seems evenly dispersed.

 

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Add the Vitamin E OilTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Add the Vitamin E Oil

The next ingredient we will be adding is Vitamin E. Vitamin E from Nature’s Garden comes in the purest form, is also known as Tocepherol T-50. This is not tocopherol acetate (the form found in many vitamin E capsules).   Vitamin E is a wonderful antioxidant and is fabulous for your skin.

So, to the bowl containing the powdered ingredients, you will be adding your Vitamin E oil. Using a disposable pipette you will add 24 drops of the Vitamin E oil right on top of the powder. Finally, use a spoon or spatula to mix the ingredients together.

 

Turmeric Face Mask recipe: Packaging your Facial MaskTurmeric Face Mask recipe: Packaging your Facial Mask

For this recipe, we decided to package the powder portion of the face mask and the vegetable glycerin separately. We chose to create the facial mask recipe this way for a couple of reasons. First, creating the facial mask mixture separately without the water you will not need to add a preservative. In addition, you will be able to prepare a quick product for your customers. This recipe can be made in just a few minutes. Each 2 ounce jar will create approximately 4 facial masks.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: The Powdered Portion

Now that your powdered portion is complete, you can begin packaging this portion of the facial mask. So, using a spoon, fill each of your 2 ounce white double wall jars and place a lid on each jar.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: The Liquid PortionTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: The Liquid Portion

The next part of our recipe is the vegetable glycerin. Vegetable Glycerin is a humectant, meaning, it draws moisture to your skin. So by adding vegetable glycerin to this recipe, your skin will be left feeling soft and hydrated.

Next,we will prepare the liquid portion of the facial mask. Water, while it is an ingredient in the recipe, will not be used until you are ready mix and apply the face mask. So, we will prepare eight 1/2 ounce bottles for the vegetable glycerin. To each bottle, add 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin and cap them with the white ribbed lids.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Using Your Facial Mask

As we talked about previously, by mixing this mask on an as needed basis, it will prolong the shelf life and can be made quickly when needed. With that being said, let’s talk about using the mask. It is really a simple process. Also, if you are selling this mask as a product, you can sell the jar and bottle as a set and label it with instructions.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Mixing Your Facial MaskTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Mixing Your Facial Mask

Finally, you are ready to use your face mask! You will need one of your jars of powder and a bottle of the vegetable glycerin. Lastly, you will need a small mixing bowl. Starting with the powdered mixture. First, to the small bowl, add about 1 Tablespoon of the powder. Next, you will add about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin to the powder. Finally, you will add 2 Tablespoons of distilled water. Mix this together thoroughly.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Applying your Facial Mask

Once your ingredients are mixed together nicely, apply a thin layer to your face and kick back and relax for a few. Once the mask has hardened, you can rinse your face off in warm water and see how soft and glowing your skin looks and feels!

Turmeric Face Mask: In Conclusion

As always, Nature’s Garden is here to help keep you beautiful as naturally as possible. So we insist that you treat yourself! Apply a mask, relax with a turmeric hot toddy, a magazine and some quiet music. Let your cares go for a while and allow the turmeric face mask do its job!

 

Turmeric RecipesTurmeric Recipes

Well, we now know the benefits we can get from turmeric powder on our face. So, how about we take a look at some recipes that we can eat! Just follow this link to Allrecipes.com to see just how many types of dishes turmeric is used in.  There are literally hundreds of recipes that incorporate turmeric in them.  One very popular and well-known way to use turmeric is always curry! Curry is actually not a dish as some people think, but a mixture of many different spices and herbs, turmeric being one of them. The use of the term “curry” is generally limited to dishes prepared in a sauce that is made with the mixture of spices.

Using turmeric in recipes isn’t strictly for savory dishes. Sfoof is a traditional Lebanese dessert cake that uses turmeric. There are also smoothie recipes that use turmeric in them and even in hot drinks that are soothing to your soul.  So as you can see, this spice can be added to any type of recipe, internationally or just in your simple everyday drinks! Some people add it for the taste or color, and there are some people that like the idea of using a natural herb in their diet.

 

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Nature’s Garden sells turmeric powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great turmeric 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.

Feb
20

Uses for Turmeric


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turmeric-blogUses for Turmeric

When I say turmeric, what do you think of? I’m betting you’re thinking of some delicious spicy foods! Yes, this herb is a wonderful spice, but did you know that it can be used in many other products and industries as well? While most well-known for its culinary uses, turmeric can also be used for bath and body products, hair care, skin care, soap making, and even for many medicinal purposes! Turmeric would be a great addition for all of your upcoming creations! Did you know that turmeric can even be used as a dye for clothing? In India, it is used to color saris and Buddhist monks’ robes!
There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using turmeric. It can be used as treatment for many different conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, depression, diarrhea, worms, ringworm, fever, leprosy, cirrhosis of the liver, water retention, heart burn, jaundice, inflammatory bowels, hepatitis, fibromyalgia, eye infections, and even leech bites. For women, turmeric does work to help with menstrual problems. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used to treat the flu, parasitic infections, strains, bruises, colds, joint pain and inflammation, and even ulcers. Turmeric has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties actually work to reduce brain inflation, which is believed to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. So turmeric can essentially work to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This wonderful herb can even work to prevent childhood cancers and leukemia!
Common bath and body products that can include turmeric are soaps, hair conditioners, facial masks, scrubs, ointments, lotions, creams, bath teas, face toners, bath bombs, and lip balms. When used for its hair care benefits, turmeric works to treat dandruff, promote new hair growth, and moisturize the hair. It can be used to promote blood circulation in the scalp, prevent hair loss, and treat many scalp conditions like inflammation, flaking, itchiness, and even alopecia. Turmeric can also be used as a natural hair dye, working to brighten the hair. For skin care, turmeric works to treat many skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis, and dry skin. It works to fight the signs of aging, make the skin brighter and give it a healthy glow, and remove any excess oils. Turmeric can also be used to lighten stretch marks, remove dead skin cells and facial hair, soothe any burns, reduce redness and inflammation, and it can also be used to reduce skin pigmentation and tans.
Did you know that in India, turmeric is considered holy? For centuries, it has been used for many Hindu ceremonies, and it still used today for religious ceremonies and in weddings. Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell turmeric powder for external use. And please don’t take this blog as medical advice! Are you intrigued by this amazing herb? Then, make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! This wonderful herb is one you have to try out as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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