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Feb
14

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring


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How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food ColoringHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring

Are you curious about how to color bath bombs without food coloring? While food coloring may seem like a simple way to color your bath bombs, there are many other fun and beneficial ways to color your bath and body products. First, you can create a variety of lovely colors for your bath bombs with soap colorants. These soap dyes are perfect for creating some vibrant colors that are perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful designs. Also, you can use different powdered herbs to provide your products with colors naturally. While not all herbs can be used to color your bath products, powdered herbs that have vivid colors are perfect for coloring your homemade bath fizzies. Plus, these herbs can provide you bath bombs with some benefits for your skin. So, there are quite a few different options for creating different colors for your bath and body products.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Natural Colorants

A great way to color your bath and body products is by adding some powdered herbs to your bath and body recipes. There are many different types of herbs that can be used to create some lovely shades in your products. Further, these herbs often provide your products with some extra beneficial properties for your skin. Some of these herbs are cleansing, full of nutrients, or soothing for your skin and body. This will provide you with both the benefits of a natural colorant and an effective skin care additive. Plus, coloring your products with herbs allows you to keep your products all natural. So, here are some herbs that we have used as colorants in our bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal Powder

Firstly, you can add color to your bath and body products using activated charcoal powder. This herb is not only great for your skin, but activated charcoal has a rich, dark color that will certainly show in your products. So, this herb is perfect for providing a black color in your bath bombs. In fact, we used this herb to create the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb. This bath product was made with black salt and natural black colorant to create a recipe that resembles an actual lump of coal! Plus, this festive recipe uses our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil to add to the aesthetic of the bath bomb. So, you sure to have a perfect recipe for the holidays.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Beet Root PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Beet Root Powder

One way that you can naturally color your bath bombs is the lovely beet root powder. Simply add some of this powdered herb to your bath bomb recipe and you will have a wonderful color for your bath and body products. One color option for coloring is that you can provide your products with a pretty pink color. Alternatively, you can achieve more of a deep red pink color by adding even more of the powdered herb. Just keep adding the beet root herb until you have the perfect shade. Since we wanted a light shade of pink in the Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe, we only added a bit of Beet Root Powder to our recipe. But, you can always alter the colors for your own recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Also, you can use herbs to naturally color your products with shades of green. Peppermint leaf powder is a perfect way to create lovely and natural earthy green hues. Not only does this herb provide a nice color for your products, but the peppermint herb has been known to be wonderful for clearing sinuses and providing a cooling effect for the skin. So, the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect recipe for creating a naturally beautiful and effective bath product. This herb is used to provide half of our bath bomb with a green color and the other half has been left white with speckles of Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted. So, you are left with a very pretty bath bomb that is perfect for sinus relief.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder OrganicHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder Organic

Another fun way to naturally color your bath and body products is Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder. This powered cocoa is perfect for providing your products with a chocolate brown color that looks absolutely delicious. So, we obviously had to use this natural colorant to color the chocolate chip portion of the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This provides you with adorable ice cream scoops scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. So, these ice cream scoops will smell and look absolutely scrumptious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cosmetic Colorants

While there are many colors that can be created with powdered herbs, there are some hues that can only be obtained with a good colorant. The Natures Garden FUN Soap Colorants are perfect for providing your recipes with bright, inviting colors that make your products look gorgeous. These colors provide you with the creative ability to make all kinds of bath bombs. So, you can use these vibrant colorants to create some amazing bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap Colorant

First, you can use some soap colorants to create some amazing shades of purple. The Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant is an amazing, deep color that is perfect for making homemade bath and body products. One fun way to use this colorant is to create the  Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe. These adorable little bath bomb scoops look just like ice cream. Plus, the mica adds to the colorant to create a beautiful color. Further, the appearance of this bath product pairs wonderfully with the Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil. So, you are sure to love this adorable bath and body product.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

You can create some amazing colors for your bath and body products with Natures Garden soap colorants. One great colorant option is the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This bath and body ingredient is perfect for creating gorgeous shades of blue. Anything from light baby blue to a deep royal blue can be created with this cosmetic colorant. Just change the amount of colorant you include to create a wide array of beautiful shades. We used this lovely blue colorant to create the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath recipe is colored half white and half blue to create a fun bath bomb. Plus, it is scented with our Blueberry Fragrance Oil. So, this bath bomb certainly has the perfect color for the freshly ripened aroma.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, you can create some gorgeous bath bomb recipes with the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. We created the lovely Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe with this colorant and it turned out absolutely beautiful. We used this lovely colorant to perfectly create a delightful gold color by combining the Yellow Oxide colorant with 24K gold mica. This provided our lucky clover bath bombs with the perfect gold color with a lovely shine. So, you will be able to create a gorgeous, shimmering bath bomb with this soap colorant that is sure to wow. 

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Also, you can create some beautiful shades of color for your bath and body products with this cosmetic colorant. So, adding the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant to your bath bomb recipes can provide you with some amazingly vibrant shades of pink for your products. We used this colorant to perfectly color our Muddy Pig Bath Bomb Recipe. The majority of our bath bomb is the gorgeous shade of pink that is as pink as a little piglet. Then, there is a bit of brown added to the bath fizzy as well to create the look of a cute little muggy piggy. Finally, we add a little toy pig for a bath bomb the kids will love. This is the perfect bath and body product that is cute and great for your skin!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Another fun colorant that you can use in your homemade bath bombs is the Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant. This cosmetic colorant is perfect for creating lovely shades of purple for your bath bomb creations. We at Natures Garden used this colorant to create the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe. This pretty bath bomb is a gorgeous light purple hue with mica dust sprinkled on top. So, the product goes perfectly with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil that is in this recipes, as well. You will love the combination of this lovely colorant with the sweet scent of this fragrance oil!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, there are even more colors that you can use in your bath bomb recipes. You can create some gorgeous shades of green with the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant. We used this color along with some of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to create the Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. So, we were able to create the perfect green apple shade of green for our bath bomb! Further, this color perfectly pairs with the Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. This is sure to provide you with a gorgeous bath bomb that smells delicious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Another great colorant that you can use in your bath and body products is the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This soap colorant is a brighter shade of blue that is perfect for creating some vivid shades of blue. We tried out this bath and body colorant in our Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe and it is absolutely perfect for this product. This recipe uses tiny fish sprinkles and a bright, ocean blue to create an amazing bath bomb recipe. Plus, the Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil matches this bath bomb perfectly. Try out our recipe or create your own beautiful blue colored bath bombs.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Using Your Food Dye

Since you have new coloring alternatives to food dye, you may want to figure out how else you can use your food dye. So, leave the soap colorant and naturally coloring herbs for making the bath recipes and let’s have some fun with the leftover food coloring. You can find a few fun ways that you can use food dyes in the article “12 Fun Things to Do With Food Dye”  by Escape Adulthood. This list of ideas contains a variety of fun ways that you can try using your food dyes. This includes recipes like mashed potatoes, coloring flowers, and many other fun ideas. So, check out this list to find some fun and colorful ideas!

We hope that you enjoyed some of the different ways there are to color your bath bomb recipes. If you are interested in finding more colors to work with, then you can find more soap colorants on our website under the FUN Soap Colorants page. Also, you can find more powdered herbs that can be used to naturally color your bath and body products. If you are curious about using any of these colorants or powdered herbs, then feel free to reach out to us either on the phone or on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we can be found on Instagram and Twitter, @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon and that you enjoy creating your beautifully colored bath bombs!

Oct
20

25 Ways to Use Peppermint


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25 Ways to Use Peppermint25 Ways to Use Peppermint

We all have our passions. Well for me, at this time of year, it’s peppermint.  There is just something about the smell and taste of peppermint that just makes me feel rejuvenated and excited for the holiday season.  Some love pumpkin…pumpkin carving, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soaps, the list could go on and on.  And for those who have a love for pumpkin, you can check out ways to use pumpkin here. Others, though, have a passion for peppermint. So, today, we will talk about peppermint and show you 25 ways to use peppermint.

You know that warm feeling you get when it’s snowing and freezing outside and you curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket? That is the same feeling I get when I drink a hot peppermint mocha coffee.  I even make my nieces peppermint hot cocoa each year, topped with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.  They have loved it since they were toddlers. They are now teenagers, beginning to drive, growing up and finding their way through life, but I love that they still come over for peppermint mochas and have girl time with their aunt. To me, that is the best feeling in the world.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Natural Peppermint

First, let’s look at the natural peppermint herb as well as the essential oil.  Peppermint leaves are fabulous when used in natural cosmetics and homemade soap. However, it is also used in other industries as well.  It is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. In fact, peppermint tea is believed to relieve the pressure caused by migraine headaches. The leaves of peppermint are frequently added to eye pillow formulas to assist in relieving headaches. Since peppermint produces a cooling and numbing effect on the skin, it is sometimes used in body cream formulations to help with skin irritations. You can read all about peppermint, it uses in many industries and its benefits here.

Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted

There are so many ways peppermint can be incorporated into your handmade cosmetic recipes.  The leaves can be infused into your products with wonderful results.  Personally, peppermint is one of my favorite herbs to work with.  I often infuse it into my lotions and soaps and I even love peppermint tea.

Peppermint Leaf Powder25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Peppermint Leaf Powder can be used to naturally color soaps, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. It is also used for its many benefits in these same products.  Many use it in bath teas or even herbal infusions. Keep reading to see how we have used this powdered herb in our Sinus Relief Bath Bombs Recipe.

Peppermint Essential Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Essential Oil

100% Pure and All-Natural Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil. The botanical name for peppermint essential oil is Mentha Piperita.  Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of products from homemade candles to scented bath bombs to lotions and sprays. Peppermint helps to cool and even numb the skin.  Some swear by peppermint to help relieve colds, headaches, and sinus problems. We have used it in a variety of lip balm, soap, and balm recipes.  Keep reading to see how we have incorporated it into some of our free recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Fragrance Oils

Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil

This is a fun, fluffy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products.  Very fun!

Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bittersweet chocolate. This is another fragrance oil that I absolutely adore. I am obsessed with a peppermint chocolate or peppermint vanilla combo.  This one did not let me down. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is strong and smells delicious.

Peppermint Fragrance OilWays to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very crisp, clean, true peppermint scent. This fragrance oil is perfect for this time of year.  It is great by itself, or even as a mixer.  It is wonderful in a variety of cosmetic, candle and soap recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil

A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy. This one is a holiday favorite for quite a few NG staff members, myself included.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Fragrance OilCandy Cane Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. Candy Cane Fragrance Oil smells just like the real thing.  It is one of our most popular Christmas scents and is wonderful in both candle and bath and body products.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap and Candle Molds

It is so easy to incorporate peppermint into soap and candles simply by using scent or the herb itself.  However, below you will find a few molds to help add peppermint in other unique ways.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Patty MoldChocolate Mint Patties Mold

Now, the Chocolate Mint Patties is perfect for wax melts or even soap embeds.  You can use it right along with the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. I will add that this particular type of mold probably won’t work well with cold process soap.  It will not be able to hold up to the heat.  However, you can use it create melt and pour embeds for your handcrafted cp soap.

Swirl Wafers Mold25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Swirl Wafer Mold

Next, we have the swirl wafers mold.  These wafer mold very closely resemble those little peppermint candies.  They too are perfect for your homemade wax melts and soap embeds. In fact, if you keep reading you will see how we have used these molds here at NG.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Pinwheel MoldPinwheel Mold

Finally, we have the Pinwheel Mold.  This mold is another mold that is similar in appearance to a peppermint candy.  However, this one is a bit larger.  It would be perfect for soap making.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Lip Balm Recipes

Peppermint is amazing in lip balm!  It is quite possibly my favorite lip balm flavoring.  I like it by itself but I am completely obsessed with mixing it with other flavoring oils or elements.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Chocolate Peppermint Lip BalmChocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Next, peppermint essential oil can be used in your lip balm recipes as a flavor oil.  This particular lip balm is, in my opinion, the best lip balm ever!  I happen to love Peppermint Patties and this is exactly what this lip balm reminds me of!  It not only uses peppermint essential oil but also real chocolate to flavor the lip balm. In addition, we used a variety of oils and butters.

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, another lip balm recipe.  This recipe uses chocolate as lip balm flavoring as well.  This time though, we used white chocolate along with peppermint essential oil.  This recipe also uses our fabulous all natural lip balm base.  This base makes it quick and simple to make your own lip balm with outstanding results.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap Making Recipe

Peppermint is so much fun in soap.  Whether you create melt and pour soap or cold process soap you will have a hit.  See some of the mp and cp soaping recipes we have created below.

Snowball Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Snowball Soap Recipe

Snowball soap recipe is scented with a combination that will blow you away!  This combination has become a favorite of many from Natures Garden’s creative team. It is the combination of both peppermint essential oil and lavandin essential oil.  This adorable soap ice blue and is topped with whipped soap base and snowflake embeds.

Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our final melt and pour soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil.  For those who haven’t tried it, it is strong and great in soap. We also used a swirled pink and red melt and pour embed.  Then, we topped it with pink whipped soap base and sprinkles.

Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

Lastly, a cold process soap recipe that uses peppermint.  This cp soap recipe uses Peppermint Fragrance Oil.  This soap is refreshing and rejuvenating for your feet.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Face Masks

Peppermint makes a stellar addition to facial masks.  It will leave you feeling so refreshed like you just walked out of a spa.  These next few recipes are perfect for a girls night in.

Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

In addition, peppermint can be incorporated into your facial mask recipes. This face mask is the perfect way for you, or your clients to relax your worries away.  So, sit back and let this face mask leave you refreshed and rejuvenated with both cut peppermint leaf and peppermint powder herbs.

Candy Cane Facial Mask25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Face Mask Recipe

Next, we use peppermint in another way.  This facial mask uses peppermint essential.  Additionally, this layered face mask uses Kaolin Clay Powder and Rose Clay Powder. This face mask’s powder portion is packaged in a jar.  When using it, you simply take a small amount of the powder out and mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  The advantages to creating this product for you inventory are a longer shelf life, a product that is fast and easy to make, and you don’t have to add a preservative.  So, you can package the facial mask in a jar and sell it as a set along with a small bottle of vegetable glycerin.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Room Scenting Recipes

Now, we will talk about how we have added peppermint to our room scenting recipes. We have used a peppermint scent in both candles and a potpourri for our burners.  Both of these recipes are phenomenal for room scenting, filling the rooms with a wonderful minty aroma!

Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Glistening Snowflakes Wax Potpourri Recipe

First, our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe.  It is scented with the AMAZING aroma of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. For those that haven’t used Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, you will not be disappointed.  This scent is the combination of peppermint and vanilla and smells great in wax potpourri and tarts.

Candy Cane Candle Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Also, our Candy Cane Candle Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in this layered candle recipe.  Not only will you learn how to layer a candle, but it will also show you how to whip candle wax.  You will have so much fun creating this festive holiday candle.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Bath Bombs

Bath bombs, what can I say, everyone is obsessed, myself included.  Below you will see how to add a little mint to your bath fizzy recipes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Bombs Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Chocolate Chip Bath Bombs Recipe

Now, a fun bath bomb recipe.  This bath bombs are shaped like ice cream scoops and made to look like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Not only does it fizz and foam, it smells amazing too!  It is scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Another bath bomb recipe is our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  It uses not only our Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil but also peppermint powder. Relieve the sinus pressure and give this bath fizzy recipe a try.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Other Recipes

Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Now, we have a foot balm recipe to help those tired and aching feet.  This foot balm recipe uses a combination of essential oils, including peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing effect. Your feet will thank you for this balm.

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Finally, the sunburn relief bath tea recipe. This recipe included peppermint for its soothing and cooling properties.  We all know how painful it can be when you are burnt to a crisp. Well, relax, the best you can, in this bath tea to help sooth away the pain.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Something for the Kids
Scented Play Dough Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Scented Play Dough Recipe

Next, a recipe that will have your kids jumping for joy!  Not only can you make them play dough in their favorite colors, but you can scent it with their favorite scents.  A perfect item to prepare for upcoming holiday breaks!

 

How have you used peppermint in your handcrafted soap, candles, or cosmetic recipe?  We would love to see what you have been up to!  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  You can also like us on Facebook. You can also post pictures of your handcrafted projects or links to your website.

Note: Natures Garden sells our peppermint for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our peppermint. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Feb
19

Peppermint Uses


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What comes to mind with the word peppermint? Maybe cute little mints, or even Christmas and candy canes? Or maybe you’re like me and instantly think of some delicious peppermint patties! Have you ever tried using peppermint in any of your homemade products? Besides being delicious and used for food purposes, peppermint can also be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, soap making, bath and body products, and even for hair care! Did you know that in Japan, some companies actually pipe peppermint oil into their air conditioning systems to help motive their employees and increase productivity? Peppermint has so many amazing benefits!

Common bath and body products that can include peppermint are face tonics, bath bombs, bath teas, soaps, lotions, ointments, creams, facial masks, scrubs, shampoos and conditioners, bath salts, natural herbal waters, and homemade eye pillows. Your skin can greatly benefit from peppermint. It works to treat acne and exfoliate the skin, tone and brighten the skin, and works to promote healthy skin. Peppermint can even absorb any excess oils. When used for hair care, peppermint works to moisturize and nourish the hair, treat dandruff and rid your hair of grease, and promote new hair growth. It works to soothe and heal dry scalp, stimulates the hair follicles and promotes blood circulation.

There are many medicinal benefits to using peppermint as well. Peppermint oil does contain a phytonutrient called monoterpene which helps to protect your body from skin, lung, and colon cancer, as well as working to treat pancreatic, liver, and mammary tumors. Peppermint helps to soothe coughs and loosen phlegm, as well as helping to relieve the problems caused by irritable bowel syndrome including diarrhea, bloating, and flatulence. There are many other conditions that can be treated using peppermint and peppermint oil as well including bronchitis, asthma, bad breath, headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, colic, mouth and throat inflammation, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, and stress. Ancient Greeks used to perfume themselves with peppermint to combat bad breath, and it was also used to help whiten their teeth. They even considered peppermint an aphrodisiac! While there are many wonderful medicinal benefits to peppermint, infants and young children should not have peppermint around their faces or chest areas as it can cause induce apnea, bronchial spasms, acute respiratory distress, and even respiratory arrest.

Did you know that peppermint oil can be used for construction and plumbing? It is used for its aroma to test the tightness of pipes and disclose any leaks. Are you still curious by this amazing herb? Well then make sure to check out our free Peppermint Class for even more peppermint uses  and information! Our Peppermint Leaves and Peppermint Leaf Powder would be the perfect additions to all of your new projects, as well as our Peppermint Essential Oil! Make sure to try out our free recipes for Sinus Relief Bath Bombs and our Refreshing Face Mask! Both are made with peppermint and our Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm and Rejuvenating Foot Balm are both made with our Peppermint Essential Oil! Enjoy these fantastic products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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