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Dec
07

Coconut Soap Recipes


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Coconut Soap RecipesCoconut Soap Recipes

Coconut Oil is one of the most popular oils that is used in soap making. It’s very affordable, easy to obtain and it can be very good for the skin and hair. If you love making soap, or are new to soap making, take a look at some of Nature’s Garden’s coconut soap recipes. Not only will you be inspired by the creativity, but you skin will be happy and healthy looking!

Coconut oil is perfect for smoothing out dry, frizzy hair and it is also good for nourishing dry, split ends. If you have a sensitivity to products that contain a lot of chemicals or fragrances, this is a good, natural alternative to lotion or body cream and of course, it’s perfect for hydrating that itchy, dry skin. Since coconut oil contains Vitamin E, it is also perfect for helping to delay the look of wrinkles.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?

As you may know, there are two types of coconut oil. Nature’s Garden offers Coconut Oil-76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Both work equally well in all bath and body products. You may notice that fractionated coconut oil does not solidify like regular coconut oil-76 does. That is because the fatty triglycerides from the oil have been removed and what is left is the clear, liquid form of the coconut oil. This type of coconut oil is perfect for using in massage oils, as a carrier oil for lip gloss or essential oils. Any time you want your product to stay at as a liquid, fractionated coconut oil is the perfect answer.

Coconut Oil-76 is a solid form of and only turns liquid in temperatures of 76 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Coconut oil is popular in any type of soap making, bath and body products and even in cooking. It is also very obtainable in grocery stores, soap making supply stores and at any type of big box store. It also very affordable, which makes it perfect for making soap. Both types of coconut oil will give your soap a wonderful, bubbly lather and can also contribute to making your soap hard and white. Coconut Oil-76 is perfect for any type of cosmetic product or bath and body product, such as a body scrub, that you want to have a solid form to.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our first recipe looks good enough to eat and smells just as delicious! Our Orange Swirled Cold process soap is a yummy concoction of some major skin loving ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil-76, avocado oil are just a few of the ingredients that go into this soap. It smells amazing since we used our Blood Orange fragrance oil. This is a perfect blend of tangy oranges and a touch of floral thyme in the background. To top off this sweet smelling soap is some cute orange slices that were made with some Diamond Melt and Pour soap. This recipe makes 16 bars of soap. They would make perfect gifts to give this Christmas.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Raspberry Cold Process soap recipe. This is an easy cp soap recipe that looks like a piece of raspberry swirled cheesecake. This soap is made with cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil-76, sunflower oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, to just name a few. We scented this soap in our Fresh Raspberry. A lovely, bright and fresh, true raspberry fragrance.  This recipe makes 9 bars of soap.

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

You may have noticed that beards are incredibly popular among today’s male population. Since your beard is the first thing that is noticed about you, it should be given some extra special attention. Plus, a scruffy beard makes a bad first impression. This Beard Soap is a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products! Your beard will be soft, smooth and the skin underneath will be nicely moisturized. We made this hot process soap with coconut oil-76, jojoba oil, lanolin and shea butter. Plus, we chose to scent this soap  in our Gurjan Balsam Essential oil. This is a very natural and manly smell. 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here is a fun soap to make at Christmas time! Mistletoe Cold Process soap is made with mango butter, apricot kernel oil, and both fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil-76. This makes a wonderful lathery bar that will last you all through the Christmas season. We scented this soap in our Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil which is a perfect scent for the holidays! This fragrance is a bright blend of cedar, sandalwood, ivy, musk and cool camphor! Your skin will be smelling like the holidays with this soap recipe!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

This Herbal Soap Recipe is a lovely recipe for those that like a more natural scent to their soap. This soap is scented in Dandelion Pear which smells fresh and clean, just like soap should smell! Bitter dandelion and wildflowers are the top notes which is mellowed out by pear, green tea and aloe. This is a perfect springtime soap! We used coconut-76, shea butter, sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. On top, we used mango butter melt and pour for the smiley face embeds and sprinkle Chamomile Flowers on top for a finishing touch.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! For this recipe we chose to use Fractionated coconut oil along with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil. We also used fresh brewed coffee as part of the lye mixture! Next we added in some coffee grounds to give the soap some gentle exfoliation. We scented this soap in our Cappuccino fragrance oil that smells of coffee, cream and sugar! Lastly, we sprinkled whole coffee beans on top the white fluffy topping to put this cold process soap over the top!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process soap is fun soap to create for the beginning of the new year, or even for Valentine’s Day. This creative soap is made with fractionated coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil and even some lanolin to give it some extra moisturizing! On top we added some cute little melt and pour soap embeds made into champagne bottles! We scented this soap in our very popular NG Strawberries & Champagne fragrance oil! This scent is a perfect combination of strawberries and effervescent apple cider!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? Pretty much everybody. So why not create a soap that is America’s favorite number one dessert!  This soap would be perfect for your brownie lovers or even kids who like a sweet treat to make bath time more fun! Hot Fudge Brownie Cold Process soap is going to make your bathroom  smell like brownie heaven! We used our Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil, which smells like fresh, fudgey brownies! The soap batter was made using fractionated coconut oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil and we even used some organic cocoa powder for natural colorant!

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Fruit Frenzy Cold Process soap is a very good recipe for beginners. Simple ingredients such as fractionated coconut oil coconut oil-76, castor oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter will help make your soap rich, creamy and moisturizing. Also, we scented this soap in our Fresh Fruit Slices, which smells like everything fruit! Fresh Fruit Slices fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no discoloring, ricing, accelerating or separating. We also added some dried orange peel to help give this soap a natural color! Perfectly simple and sweet!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

So what is the benefit of adding pumpkin puree to your soap? Well in our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe it does help add some natural color. Best of all, pumpkin is full of alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and vitamins A and D, which have been shown to soften and smooth skin as well as boost collagen to help prevent signs of aging! Along with pumpkin puree we used fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and even some pumpkin seed oil to make this soap amazingly skin friendly! The fragrance oil we chose to use is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance oil. It smells deliciously fall like with a scent of apples, pumpkin butter and spices!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Wine Cold Process Soap. This soap can be made with any kind of wine you would like to use. The addition of wine helps with natural colorant and is used in place of water. This soap was made using strictly oil, no butters. You will have a lovely, moisturizing bar of soap! Of course our fragrance of choice is Merlot fragrance oil. This is a wonderful blend of raspberries, plums, and strawberries with a spicy background!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake cold process soap is a beautiful rendition of the yummy, decadent dessert. With its pretty blue and white swirls and the fluffy topping, this soap is almost too pretty to use! Made with both coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil, these oils along with shea butter, safflower oil and palm oil will give your luxurious, lathering soap! Of course the inspiration behind the soap was our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil! This fragrance oil is a sweet blend of cheesecake, blueberries, cream, vanilla and brown sugar, you will be tempted to take a lick!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you need a groovy soap recipe to enhance your line of bath and body products, give this Hippies & Hemp cold process soap recipe a try! How cool is this soap with its psychedelic swirls of neon colors!  We created this soap using  shea butter, safflower oil, coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Your skin will be pleased with the rich moisturizing qualities that will come from this bar of soap! We used our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil that is a truly unique blend of cannabis, violet, green fern and cashmere woods. This soap will definitely have people stopping in their tracks. If not to smell, but to notice the fun swirl of colors that will catch their eye!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lime Cold Process Soap is a fun soap to make if you enjoy frosting and decorating! This recipe along with the fragrance oil, Agave Lime are a perfect combination to allow you to decorate and get fancy! We used coconut oil-76, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil for the soap batter and frosting! Since Agave Lime fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no ricing, discoloring, separation or accelerating, you will have no problems when it comes to piping! For the limes we used Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base and perched them atop the fluffy white frosting!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

As you noticed, most of our recipes have been cold process, which is very popular in the soaping world due to “clean-ness” of your finished product. However, hot process is a quicker, if not easier soaping process. The crock pot does all the work for you and your cure time is cut down. The main difference is that hot process soap has a more rustic appearance that CP soap.

Take our Apricotie Hottie Soap for instance. This is truly a simple soap recipe and perfect for beginners! Made with only a few ingredients such as coconut oil-76, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and apricot kernel oil, you will have a wonderful, sudsy, moisturizing bar of soap in no time! Our Apricot Fragrance Oil smells so amazing sweet and “apricotie”! Plus this fragrance holds up beautifully through the hot processing!

Coconut Soap Recipes: That’s it for now

We hope you enjoyed learning all these recipes that use coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Both oils are amazing for your skin and will give your bars of cold and hot process soap the best moisturizing abilities there are!

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Dec
06

Lemon Peel Benefits


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Lemon Peel BenefitsLemon Peel Benefits

There are many lemon peel benefits that you can use to benefit your body. Both the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and the Lemon Peel Powder from Natures Garden are perfect for nourishing your body inside and outside. You will love all the ways that you can use this bright citrus herb in your life. Not only can use this herb to enhance your food recipes, but you can use this herb to create lovely bath and body recipes. So, let’s get into all the benefits and properties of lemon peel.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsLemon Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

Lemon trees require a warm climate and are quite sensitive to the cold. The tree will become inactive below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the fruit dies after being exposed to lower than 28 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. So, they will need protection from frost, which can be helped by ensuring that your tree has enough water. Additionally, lemon trees should be provided with full sunlight. While these trees are temperature sensitive, they are able to tolerate many different types of soils. However, these trees will prefer soil that is slightly acidic and well-draining. Further, you should plant your tree in a hole that is slightly shorter than the root ball. Then, replace the dirt and tamp firmly. 

For those in the United States, anyone that doesn’t live in a climate like Florida or California may want to plant your lemon tree indoors. As long as the pot is fairly large and the soil is well draining, the tree should be comfortable as an indoor plant. However, a typical lemon tree has the potential to grow to be 20 feet tall, so you will likely want to prune your tree as it gets too large.

However, the lemons require hot summers to develop the fruit. So, it may be less likely for an indoor tree to produce fruit if you don’t bring your plant outside in the summer. Luckily, there are dwarf lemon tree options, like the Meyer lemon, that are more likely to bear fruit. Since your plant will be inside, it is unlikely that pollinators, like bees, butterflies, and other bugs, can get to your plant. Instead, you can use a paintbrush or cotton swab to rub pollen within the flower. This increase your chance of fruit and lead to a better harvest.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Industry Uses

There are many different ways that you can use the lemon peel herb in your daily life. First, you can add lemons to your diet to enhance the flavor of everything from water to dinner recipes. Further, adding more lemon in your food will provide you with some awesome health benefits. Also, your cosmetic recipes can benefit from the addition of lemon peel powder. Not only will your products pick up a lovely lemon aroma, but there will be able to provide you body with all kinds of benefits. So, let’s get into some of the wonderful properties of this botanical herb.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

There are some beneficial properties that you can gain from adding more lemon peel powder to your diet. This herb can be added to tonics or teas that you can use to provide all kinds of benefits to your body. Plus, the peel has a pleasant taste that isn’t too overpowering. So, let’s get into how this herb can benefit your body.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use lemon peel powder to help promote good digestion. Many people have found that this herb can be used to reduce the symptoms of gas, heart burn, and indigestion. Also, the high fiber content can be useful for treating both diarrhea and constipation. Further, lemon peel is able to help your body eliminate toxins, as it promotes kidney function. In fact, this herb acts like a diuretic and has been known to be useful against kidney stones. Furthermore, it is thought that lemon peel can be used to detox the liver. Since this is the organ that filters and breaks down toxins in your body, helping flush these out will help your liver to preform at its best.

A study on fighting skin cancer shows that drinking lemon peels in your tea may be beneficial in preventing this disease. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing bad cholesterol levels in the body. This lower cholesterol will be helpful for improving heart health and reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Also, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties that are thought to help relieve inflammation in the walls of veins. So, this herb may be useful for varicose veins or hemorrhoids. 

Also, you can use lemon peels to help promote healthy bones, as it contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the bones. Both the calcium and vitamin C are important for maintaining and building healthy bones. Additionally, this high level of vitamin C is useful for promoting a healthy immune system. So, adding more lemon peel to your diet may be useful for preventing a cold or other inconvenient illness.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Cosmetic UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Cosmetic Uses

There are quite a few benefits that you can utilize in your bath and body products. This botanical herb can be used to nourish the skin and hair in your natural products. So, you can produce products that are beautiful, all natural, and great for your body.

You can use the lemon peel herb nourish and enhance the appearance of your skin. First, this cosmetic herb can be used to cleanse the skin and help to break down dead skin cells. Further, this herb will help detoxify the skin with it’s abundance of antioxidants. Plus, lemon peel can provide rough, dry skin with nutrients that can rejuvenate and soften your skin. So, this herb would be perfect for creating a lotion recipe or even a nourishing conditioner recipe.

Also, you can use lemon peel to help even and brighten your skin tone as well as lighten your complexion. Further, this herb can be useful for promoting healthy skin growth. Plus, this herb can be useful in helping to prevent signs of aging. You can add this cosmetic ingredient to your lotion and soap recipes to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Also, you can use this herb to help reduce dark spots, like circles under the eyes or even acne scars. Also, the astringent and antimicrobial properties in this herb can be useful for reducing acne. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for adding to your typical soap making supplies.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesLemon Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We created a tea with the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and included it in our Hair Conditioner Recipe For Blondes. We made this recipe to create a product that will nourish and care for your hair. Lemon peel powder is a wonderful herb for your hair that will leave your locks looking healthy and shiny. Furthermore, this herb will help restore your hair and scalp’s natural pH balance. So, this herb can be useful for balancing an oily or dry scalp, reducing dandruff and helping manage hair loss.  

Since this herb has many benefits for the skin, it is a perfect ingredient for many bath and body recipes. First, we used the lemon peel powder to create the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. We included this herb with our other body scrub supplies to create a scrub that can exfoliate as well as brighten and nourish the skin. So, this product will provide you with glowing, youthful  skin. Additionally, we created many other bath and body recipes with this cosmetic recipe that you can find under the recipe tab of the Lemon Peel Powder.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesLemon Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

There are many ways that you can use lemon peels to benefit your drinks and food recipes. Since this botanical herb is full of vitamins and minerals, it is able to provide the building blocks that your body can use to its benefit. Further, the lemon peels contain about 5 times more vitamins than the center or juice.

First, you can incorporate lemon peels with other tea herbs to create a tea that it fantastic for your body. Alternatively, you could just boil lemon peels to create a simple lemon peel tea, which you can drink plain or even with a touch of honey. This is an easy way to add more nutrients to your diet and begin to feel the benefits of this herb.

Additionally, you can add lemon zest to your dessert or meal recipes. While many cooks will refer to this herb differently in the kitchen, it is still just lemon peels that are grated a bit finer. So, lemon peels are actually utilized pretty well by good cooks, as this herb tastes good and is good for you! Check out Zest Is Best: How to Make the Most of Your Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels by Bon Appetit for tips on zesting and recipes that you can create with your zest!

Lemon Peel Benefits: Other UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Other Uses

There are some other uses of lemon peels that you can utilize in your daily life. In addition to the various health and cosmetic benefits that this herb can provide, you can find a few other useful ways to include this herb in your life.

Also, this herb can be used to help whiten your teeth. Although you could use whitening strips, this method is less expensive and natural. If you are interested, then check out How To Use Lemon For Teeth Whitening by WiseShe. Plus, you can use lemon peels to help promote stronger bones. The vitamin C in this herb can be useful for preventing bleeding gums, scurvy, and even gingivitis. Further, the citric acid in this herb can be used to reduce your chance of having issues with your gums.

Another use of lemon peel is that you can add it to a bag of brown sugar to help keep it fresh. Adding this herb will help keep the sugar moist and prevent it from getting hard. Just make sure that you only add the peel without any of the pulp or juice. Also, you can use this herb to use this botanical herb to freshen your fridge. Lemon peel is known to be able to absorb scent, so it can be useful for reducing the scent of your fridge. Plus, you can use this herb to create natural cleaners for the home. It is thought that lemon peel can be useful for polishing chrome surfaces.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Ask Your QuestionsLemon Peel Benefits: Ask Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning about all the lemon peel benefits that you can gain from this delightful herb. If you have anymore questions about this herb or another others, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available in the store, on the phone, and online. Anyone that wants to find us online, may want to try one of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page as well as both a Twitter and an Instagram that uses @ngscents. Not only can use use this platform to ask your questions, but you can share your own personal opinions and homemade recipes, too. Hope to hear from you soon!

Lemon Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and Lemon Powder, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. We do not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Further, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
05

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?


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What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?

You may not have given them much thought, but strawberry leaves have all kinds of benefits. In fact, most people leave the leaves and only ever pick the ripened berries. However, you can use the  the wonderful properties of these leaves to enhance products and nourish your body inside and outside. If you are curious and asking yourself, “What are the benefits of strawberry leaves?”, then this is a great blog for you to start looking for answers! We are going to talk about the various ways you can use the Natures Garden herb, Strawberry Leaf Cut and Sifted, to create wonderful bath and body recipes.

Plus, we will talk about the different ways that you can use some strawberry leaves to promote health inside the body, too. Although our herbs aren’t sold for internal use, we think it is nice to know all the beneficial properties an herb has. So, let’s get into all the benefits you can have from using strawberry leaves!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Growing ConditionsWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Growing Conditions

A patch of strawberries of healthy requires full sun and soil that drains well. You may want to go with either a sandy soil or a loam soil, just make sure to check the water a fertilizer more with sandy soils as they drain very well.  Also, the plant likes soil that is slightly acidic. If you aren’t sure about the pH of your soil we can help you with that below. Further, you don’t want to plant them near tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, or eggplant, as these can carry verticillium wilt. Additionally, you may want to give your plants enough space to send out shoots and grow larger. The amount of space that you need will vary based on the type of strawberry plant that fits your needs best.

Furthermore, there are three types strawberry plants that you can choose to grow. The first type is the June bearing strawberry plant. This plant will produce a single harvest during a two or three week period around the time of June. There are a few varieties that will either bear fruit in early spring or late summer so you can space out your harvest a bit. A second option is the Everbearing strawberry plant. This plant will produce two or three harvests throughout the spring, summer, and fall. While these plants send out less runners compared to the June variety, they allow you to harvest berries for a longer time. Lastly, we have the Day Neutral variety that will produce the fruit all through out the growing season. However, this variety produces smaller quantities of berries and fewer runners than the June bearing variety.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: What are Strawberry Runners?What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: What are Strawberry Runners?

If you aren’t sure about what a strawberry runner is, then you’re in the right place. These runners are the off shoots a strawberry plant will grow. These off shoots can take root and lead to even larger strawberry patches. The number of runners a plant will have depends on the type of plant. The different strawberry plant varieties with produce different amounts of runners and berries. So, you may want to use the amount of berries you need to determine the type of plants that you want. Anyone that is growing strawberries for their own use will likely enjoy either the Everbearing or the Day Neutral varieties. However, the June bearing strawberries may be too much at once for a regular household. Plus, the June bearing strawberry plant will require a bit more room at they produce more runners. It is all up to your own need though!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Industrial Uses

There are many uses that have been found for strawberry leaves. You can incorporate the strawberry leaves in smoothies or teas to gain the benefits, like vitamins and minerals, Also, these leaves have properties that many find perfect for natural remedies. Of course, the strawberry leaves can be incorporated into bath and body recipes that really care for the skin. Whether you are looking for bath and body supplies, natural remedies for minor ailments, or other benefits, this cosmetic herb is a great one to check out!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Food and BeveragesWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Food and Beverages

Often, strawberry leaves are not eaten as much as the berries. This is likely due to the flavor. While the leaves are bad tasting, the berries are just tastier as they are juicy, sweet and delicious. Plus, many people like to eat strawberry leaves due to their beneficial properties. Plus, they are full of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, calcium, antioxidants, and more. These leaves have a mild fruity flavor that is actually pretty good. But, this flavor is often overshadowed by everyone’s favorite berry. But, you could create a tasty tea or tonic with these leaves. Or, you could mix the leaves into a smoothie. In fact, you could even add the leaves to a strawberry smoothie. This way you can get the taste you love and all the nutrients from the plant that you can!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Bath and Body Products

Not only are strawberry leaves wonderful for nourishing the inside of the body, but there are benefits for the outside of the body, too. Adding this wholesale cosmetic herb to your homemade recipes is sure to help boost the beneficial properties for your body. So, you can use this herb to make all kinds of products that are great for skin care.

One fun, easy way to use the light flavor of strawberry leaves would to naturally flavor a strawberry lip balm recipe. Just add this herb to a draw string tea bag. Then, add this filled tea bag into your melting oils to incorporate the flavor. Further, you can add this herb to create a light scent for often given much thought.

Some have found that strawberry leaves can be used to reduce skin inflammation, which is useful for rashes, eczema, and even acne. So, this is a great cosmetic herb to include in facial soaps or lotions.

Another great reason to add this cosmetic herb to lotion is its ability to nourish your body with vitamins and minerals that are perfect for revitalizing your skin. Plus, the vitamin C and slightly acidic natural will work to reduce oily skin. Additionally, it has been found that this herb has anit-aging properties. Due to the ellagic acid that the leaves contains, they are able to use this anti-oxidant to prevent collagen damage. The ellagic acid protects you by repressing a specific enzyme, which destroys collagen and is triggered by UV light. This collagen damage is a major factor for wrinkles, so this herb will help to protect your skin and keep it looking young. Further, strawberry leaves are known to be amazing for your skin complexion. The herb is thought to reduce pore size and rejuvenate your skin.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Medicinal UsesWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Medicinal Uses

There are so many uses for strawberry leaves. Not only is this wholesale herb full of vitamins that are great for the body, but it has properties that are beneficial for homemade remedies. In fact, people were using wild strawberry leaves medicinally for centuries. Some of these ancient remedies were used for things like improving liver function, treating bowel inflammation, and for various aches or pains.

One great benefit of strawberry leaves is that they promote good digestion. This leaf has been found useful in teas for improving digestion and relieving symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Plus, some have found that that a strawberry leaf herbal tea is useful for reducing hemorrhoids. Further, many believe that strawberry leaves can help an upset stomach as well as reduce nausea, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Also, the strawberry leaves are rich in iron, which is beneficial for the blood. The iron is a crucial building block for red blood cells and hemoglobin, so this herb is rejuvenating for the blood.

Also, some have found that compounds in the leaves, like caffeic acid, can help relieve some of the pain of arthritis. The strawberry leaf herb is known to be a natural diuretic. This means that the herb will pull water from your joints and relieve you of some of the pressure. Further, a study provided some evidence that the caffeic acid in strawberry leaves can reduce the inflammation in joints, which reduces the pain of arthritis. Although there are many useful benefits for drinking the tea, there are some cases where gargling the tea is useful, too. For instance, moving the tea around your mouth is known to be beneficial against a sore throat, gum inflammation, canker sores, or minor scrapes and burns.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Other Uses

Another benefit that some people have found in strawberry leaves is that they can help protect your body from getting cancer. A study revealed had linked the strawberry plant to lower rates of cancer. So, there many be something in the make up that inhibits the formation of cancer cells. Also, some have found that strawberry leaves can be used to promote healthy weight loss. Plus, strawberries and their leaves are wonderful for eye health. In fact, macular degeneration has been linked to not eating enough fruits everyday. So, the fruit will help you can your eye sight as you get older.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: How Do I Check the pH Levels for my Strawberry Plant?

If you are trying to grow strawberries, then you know that the soil needs to be slightly acidic. But, what does that mean? It meas that the pH is slightly below 7. If you look at the pH scale 7 is neutral, anything above 7 is basic, and anything below 7 is acidic. So, you can get an at home tester kit to determine whether the soil conditions are good for your strawberry plants. If your soil is between 6.5 and 5.5, then your soil is good. However, you may need to slightly alter the pH, which should be done prior to planting your strawberries. You can use the How to Acidify Soil for Strawberries directions by wikiHow to determine how to change the soil pH as well as see the different options for planting strawberries. However, anyone with a soil that is too basic may want to just do a raised garden with potting soil.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Ask Us Your Cosmetic QuestionsWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Ask Us Your Cosmetic Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning about the various ways that you can use this wholesale herb. You can find even more herbs that you can use with this one on our Herb and Spices page. If you have any more questions about your cosmetic products or candle making recipes, then reach out and ask us! We are available in the store, on the phone, and on the web. One easy way to find us on the web is on social media. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter.  Hope to hear from you soon!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Reminder for Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Strawberry Leaves Cut and Sifted, for external use only. We do not sell this herb as a food item. The information we provide on this herb is for educational purposes only. We do not intend to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. You should keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
04

Orange Peel Benefits


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Orange Peel BenefitsOrange Peel Benefits

There are many orange peel benefits that you can gain for your skin and entire body. Further, there are many ways to utilize these benefits to create all kinds of fantastic cosmetic products. First, you can create some delicious foods and herbal teas. These food recipes will allow you to provide your body with nutrients and a variety of beneficial properties. Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to create all kinds of homemade products. You can create nourishing cosmetic recipes as well as wickless candle wax recipes. Our Orange Peel Cut and Sifted and our Orange Peel Powder herbs available at Natures Garden are perfect for skin care recipes! Check out our beauty blog to find out many of the benefits that you can gain from this herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsOrange Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

If you want to grow an orange tree, then you will want to learn a bit about how to care for them. First, you may want to consider getting a tree from a nursery rather than starting from scratch. If you start from a seed, it can take the tree up to 15 years to produce any fruit. Instead, gardeners will employ a grafting technique that will take from a grown tree, so you won’t have to wait as long for your fruit. Also, an orange tree needs full sun and prefers subtropical climates. In the US this tree thrives in zones 9-11, which you can find on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Additionally, these plants enjoy soil that drains, but holds moisture. So, a deep and loamy soil with a pH around 6 or 7 would be best for your orange tree.

Once your tree has been planted, you will want to water thoroughly to prevent your tree from drying out. After a few weeks to about a month, you can begin to slowly decrease the amount of watering to once a week. Just make sure that you water very regularly in the spring to support your tree’s growth and avoid the possibility of the root ball drying out. Generally, it is thought that growing orange trees need about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. Additionally, you won’t need to prune your tree too much. Just rid yourself of any dead branches or any branches that are too close to the ground.

Orange Peel Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many ways that you can use orange peels in your everyday life. First, orange peels are often used for cooking and adding flavor to your dishes. This is especially common for certain desserts. Also, you can use orange peels to create herbal teas that will help care for your body. Further, you can use orange peels in your cosmetic recipes to help nourish and care for your skin. So, there are many ways that you can enjoy this wonderful herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Although many people will utilize orange zest in baking, the orange peel is often disregarded when eating the fruit raw. However, the orange’s peel may actually be the healthiest part of the fruit. In fact, the peel contains flavonoids, which can be used to help prevent certain chronic diseases. Also, this part of the orange is full of vitamins and other nutrients that your body will absolutely love. So, adding orange peels to your diet may be a fantastic way to increase your health. There are many ways that you can include this nutritious herb in your diet. Of course, you can add zest to your food recipes or create a delightful orange tea.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

This herb can be used to relieve digestive problems, like IBS, constipation, or bloating. Plus, the high fiber content of this cosmetic herb can be useful for aiding digestion. Not only will this help reduce constipation, but it can be useful for fighting acidity and heartburn. So, an orange peel tea can be useful for reducing issues with indigestion. Additionally, some people enjoy using this herb as a useful hangover cure, as this herb will help detox your body.

Additionally, there are many benefits that you can gain from the high vitamin C content. First, this vitamin is useful for boosting your immune system, which can be useful for avoiding a cold or the flu. Also, the antioxidants are beneficial for promoting respiratory health. So, this herb can be used to help your body deal with asthma, bronchitis, or even lung cancer. Further, some people have found that the flavonoids in orange peels can potentially be used to reduce your risk of cancer. This effect is due to the ability to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which has been linked to both cancer and diabetes issues. So, the orange peel could be used to help reduce issues with diabetes.

Plus, the benefits of this herb can be used to benefit cardiovascular health. The orange peel can be used to reduce your chance of heart disease and inflammation. Further, you can use this herb to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

Not only can you use some orange zest to create delicious food, but you can use our cosmetic herb to create all kinds of beneficial cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient will ensure that your bath and body products completely nourish your skin. In fact, there are many benefits that you can enjoy with this wonderful cosmetic herb. Whether you want to create melt & pour soap recipes, homemade scent recipes, or any other homemade recipes, you will enjoy the benefits of this cosmetic herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

This cosmetic herb is jam packed with nourishing vitamin C, which is perfect for nourishing the skin. First, this lovely vitamin is perfect for skin care as it will help to prevent your skin from becoming dry and damaged. Also, you can use vitamin C to help promote faster healing, which is useful for issues like sunburn or minor scrapes and burns.

Due to all the beneficial properties, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating face cosmetics. This cosmetic herb can be used to help cleanse pores and leave your face looking bright and clean. Plus, a citrus peel facial can help remove dead skin cells and excess oils. Further, this vitamin can be useful for helping to even your skin tone. This can be useful for reducing signs of aging, like dark circles under the eyes. Plus, this vitamin is useful for reducing other signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Also, you could use the skin loving properties of this herb to benefit your orange lip balm or other orange scented bath and body recipes.

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb to help improve oral health. First, orange peels can be useful for freshening your breath and providing an uplifting citrus aroma. Plus, you can use this herb to help whiten your teeth. While you may worry about this herb if you have sensitive teeth, but this wholesale herb can be used to help prevent sensitive teeth. So, this herb is sure to be fantastic for your mouth health.

Orange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesOrange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We used our whole orange peel herb to create both the Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. Both herbs perfectly add to the gorgeous design. You can use this cosmetic herb to add a garnish to the top of a dessert shaped soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb will nourish your skin, too. Also, you can use this herb to add to the scent of a wax melt recipe. Not only can you use the whole herb in your recipes, but you can use the orange peel powder to create the Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. The orange peel in this salt scrub will help nourish and brighten the skin. If you are interested in even more orange peel recipes, then you can check out the recipe tab on the Orange Peel Powder page on the Natures Garden site.

Orange Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesOrange Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

You can use freshly cut orange peels to create all kinds of delicious food recipes. Often, orange peel is used as a zest in all kinds of citrus food recipes. Whether you want to make a scrumptious dinner recipe or a sweet, orange dessert, orange zest is a perfect way to spice up the flavor. If you want to check out a yummy dinner idea that uses orange peels, then you can try out this Healthy Orange Peel Chicken from Lively Table. Also, you can create some yummy desert recipes with 20 Outstanding Orange Desserts from Better Homes & Gardens. You are sure to find something yummy that you will enjoy!

Orange Peel Benefits: Other UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Other Uses

Furthermore, you can use orange peels to help any of your weight loss efforts. The peel of your orange is full of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and promote good digestion. Additionally, this herb is low in calories, which will help you will feel more full without all the extra calories. So, creating an orange peel tea can help you stay true to your diet. Further, the vitamin C in these peels have been found to be useful for promoting fat burn, which is fantastic for helping with your dieting efforts.

Another great use for orange peel is to create a bug repellent. These peels can be used to ward yourself from both moths and mosquitoes. So, you can use the peels around the house to repel any moths that try to sneak inside. Also, you can use mosquitoes to keep them away from you when you venture outdoors. So, this versatile herb can be used to solve all kinds of problems.

Orange Peel Benefits: Adding Some Nutrients to Your Garden

If you have any extra orange peels, then you may want to try out composting. Adding this to your compost can help nourish your garden and make the dirt more nutritious for your plants. Not only will these peels help your compost, but it may be able to help keep scavengers away. Further, it is thought that friendly bugs won’t be bothered by the peels. You can check out Garden Guides’ article on How to Compost Orange Peel to learn how to use this peel to create a compost.

Orange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsOrange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed learning a bit more about all the benefits that you can have from the orange peels. If you have any other questions about how you can use our cosmetic herb, then feel free to reach out to us! You can ask your questions in the store, on the phone, and even online. If you want to reach out to us online, then you may want to try our social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, our social media pages are great places to share your crafting ideas or other homemade creations with us and one another! Have fun crafting your various recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

Orange Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell both our Orange Peel Powder and Orange Peel Cut and Sifted herbs for external use only. We do not sell these herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing of these herbal recipes is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
28

Thyme Uses


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Thyme UsesThyme Uses

While thyme is commonly used as a herbal spice for enhancing the taste of food, there are all kinds of wonderful thyme benefits in incorporating this herb for other uses. Natures Garden uses the benefits of our herbal cosmetic ingredients, to create all kinds of different bath and body products. One of these wonderfully herbal bath and body supplies is the Thyme Leaf, which has many benefits! Not only do many people enjoy the cosmetic effects of this herb, but it can be enjoyed in food and herbal medicines, too. Plus, some people find that the herb can provide a beneficial mood boost. So, check out this cosmetic blog to find out more great properties of the herb and all of the thyme uses for your products.

Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions

Our herbal thyme, which is called Thymus vulgaris, is the most common variety of garden thyme. So, you’ve likely seen or tasted it before. This variety of thyme was originally a bushy shrub that was found throughout southern Europe in the western Mediterranean and southern Italy areas. These little shrubs have tiny leaves that are highly aromatic due to their classic scent. Plus, the plant produces either purple or pink flowers in the early summer season. Often, the leaves are what is used, but the thyme flowers can be incorporated into recipes, too.

Currently, there are many more people that grow thyme. So, it is quite common to find people growing their own herb gardens right at home. Plus, thyme is a pretty hardy plant that you can grow right at home. This herb prefers to have conditions that are hot and dry to those that are cool and damp. Also, make sure the plant gets a place in full sun. Since thyme grows more grows slowly from the seed, I’d suggest buying a plant that is already started. If you do start your plant from a seed, then you should make sure to give your thyme a month or so to establish itself before cutting. Once your plant is established you can snip a few stems and benefit from any of the thyme uses that you’d like.

Thyme Uses: Industrial Uses

Obviously, this wonderful herb didn’t get to be so popular without having some wonderful benefits. So, it is no surprise that herbal thyme has all kinds of benefits for your whole body. You can use this herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes that reduce skin issues and promote a healthy, rejuvenated body. Also, you can use this herb in natural remedies to promote health. Further, you can even use thyme to add some flavor to your dishes. There really are many thyme uses for your products and everyday life!

Thyme Uses: Bath and Body ProductsThyme Uses: Bath and Body Products

Plus, you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body products. This herb has beneficial properties that can be used to improve the health of your skin and hair. Plus, the antibacterial benefits of this herb are great for staying healthy and protecting yourself from various skin conditions. So, take a look at some of the benefits your products can gain from incorporating the thyme herb or infusing thyme into your handcrafted cosmetic recipes.

First, this lovely herb has been known to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are perfect for reducing certain skin conditions. One condition that can benefit from thyme is acne, as the herb will fight the bacteria responsible for these break outs. Plus, the anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce acne, too. Additionally, this cosmetic herb has antifungal properties that are useful against Athlete’s Foot. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating creams and lotions to use on these conditions. Plus, people have found that this herb can be used to reduce soreness and muscle cramps. So, this would be perfect for creating different bath and body recipes that you can use to soak in the tub.

Also, you can use this herb to promote healthy hair growth. Using this herb in herbal shampoo and conditioner recipes will provide all sorts of wonderful benefits. First, thyme has been known to help increase circulation to the scalp and lead to better hair growth. Also, many people have found that this oil can be beneficial for reducing hair loss and thinning. Further, these herbal recipes would help remove dirt and bacteria from the scalp and prevent dandruff.

Thyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet RecipeThyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet Recipe

One recipe that we included this herb in is the Envelope Sachet Recipe. The aromatic herbs are perfect to create a refreshing blend that enhances the aroma of the Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil. The wonderful aroma of bright floral notes and refreshing herbal scents that are perfectly enhanced by the aromas of fresh thyme, rose petals, and chamomile flowers.

Also, many people find that the scent of thyme is perfect for a mood boost. If you are looking for some positive aromatherapy, then you may want to try creating a natural potpourri, incorporating the herb into your wax melt recipes, or create your own herbal sachet recipes. These are perfect for promoting a positive mood and having your negativity melt away. Since thyme has been linked to promoting a positive mood, it would be a perfect herb to add to your scented sachet recipe!

Thyme Uses: Medicinal UsesThyme Uses: Medicinal Uses

Thyme has been loved as a medicinal herb for generations. In fact, this herb was a favorite of emperors during the Roman era because it was thought to protect the body from poison. Also, Victorian era nurses would use thyme infused water to bathe bandages and protect wounds. Thyme was even used during the times of the Black Death to help try to prevent the spread of disease. In fact, the boutonnieres worn during this time included thyme, which is actually known to be a powerful antiseptic.

Also, thyme can be used to reduce bad breath. In fact, the herb is known to kill much of the bad bacteria in your mouth, which can increase oral health. Many people have found this herb especially useful for cavities and gingivitis. Plus, is a great, natural cough remedy that you can use to alleviate many symptoms, like a sore throat or coughing. Further, the vitamins contained in this herb are known to be helpful for promoting your immune system, which can help shorten your cold.  Plus, there have been studies that show that this herb can be used to detoxify the body and help with weight loss. Additionally, some have found that this herb can be great for reducing stress, boosting your mood, and melting away your worries. So, creating a thyme tea would be perfect for the health of your mouth and helping to get over an illness!

Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages

Today, thyme is a common herb that many cooks choose to use to enhance the flavor of a dish. Some people describe the taste of thyme as being sweeter than sage and slightly spicier than oregano. Typically, people are referring to the leaves when they are talking about this herb. However, the blossoms are edible, too. Many people say that these flowers add a lemon-ish taste to the food. Also, some people will use these flowers to create their own flavored butter. If you don’t want to eat these flowers, then you can harvest the stems. Simply harvest them before they get the chance to bloom. Even if you are not ready to use what you harvest, you can store these herbs in an airtight container for some time.

Not only does this herb taste good, but it has some great properties for your body, too. First, thyme has been known to lower your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, and improve your circulation. Also, the antioxidant levels are perfect for promoting the health of your cells. Another benefit is that the herb has vitamins that promote good eye health. So, there are plenty of reasons to add some thyme to your typical diet.

Using thyme in the kitchen is a great way to spice up your meals and provide your body with benefits. If you are looking for meal ideas, then check out Cooking Lights’ article called Cooking with Thyme. This web page has all kinds of scrumptious recipes that would be great for dinner and perfectly include thyme. So, you can eat delicious food that is great for your body.

Thyme Uses: Other UsesThyme Uses: Other Uses

Another one of thyme’s many uses is repelling pests either inside or outside your home. If you have a pest problem with mice, rats, insects, or mosquitoes, then you may want to give this herb a try. You can use thyme in a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent and spray these pests away. Also, you can rub some thyme between your hands to release the essential oils and spread this goodness all over to repel mosquitoes. Additionally, you can spread the herb around your home or garden area to ward off some of the other pests. Just be aware that simply planting thyme won’t do the trick. You need to expose the natural oils found in thyme in order for it to have any effect.

Also, some gardeners have found that the blooms of the thyme plant attract bees. So, if you want more pollinators in your garden these flowers may be a good way to go. Just make sure to let a few of your sprigs go uncut so they can grow enough to produce these bee friendly flowers!

Another useful idea for thyme is to create your own homemade cleaning products to clean your surfaces. Since this herb contains antibacterial properties it would make a perfect addition to a natural home cleaner.

Thyme Uses: Herbal Folklore

Did you know that herbs were such an integral part of life that there are even stories of folklore around some of them? Thyme was often thought of as a favorite of fairies. So, a new patch of wild thyme would’ve been where the fairies had danced. Also, there was some myth in German and Danish folklore that certain thyme oil could be used to allow us to see the fairies. However, this thyme oil would’ve had to have been gathered on the side of a hill where fairies were previously.

Also, English and French people thought that creating a bed of thyme in their garden would attract fairies to stay in their gardens. Plus, the fairy Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream talks about the thyme on the bank of the river, which shows how important it was thought to be for fairies. If you would like to learn more about fairy lore, then you can check out Where the Wild Thyme Grows: Fairies by Mother Earth Living.

Thyme Uses: Talk to Us Thyme Uses: Talk to Us

Hopefully, there was something you found interesting about thyme in this natural beauty blog! We at Natures Garden would love to answer your questions. So, any of your questions or concerns about using this herb in your recipes can be directed to us. You can find us in a few different ways, including stopping by the store, calling, or finding us online. You can reach us online on our Facebook page or use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. This is the perfect place to ask questions and chat with other like-minded people. You don’t want to miss out!

Thyme Uses: Reminder About Natures Garden Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our thyme herb for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information that we provide only is for educational purposes. We do not intend to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. The customer has all the responsibility of testing.

Nov
27

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base


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15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base

If you are like me, you probably have lip balms everywhere. I keep them in my coat pocket, purse, car, on my nightstand. My kids go through lip balms in the winter like you wouldn’t believe. In fact, my son is famous for leaving them in his pants pocket where they will end up going through the wash.  If you are looking to shake up your line of lip care products, then Nature’s Garden has 15 ways to use all natural lip balm base. From lip scrubs to fun, yummy lip balms, to solid perfumes, these recipes will be sure to keep your lips soft, smooth and hydrated from the dry winter air!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: It’s All About the Base

To make good lip balm then it’s all about the base! You need a good base to stand on! Natures Garden’s all natural lip balm base is 100% all natural and is made with only the finest, top-of-the line ingredients, several of which are also certified organic. The ingredients include coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, tocopherol (vitamin e).  You will notice how our lip balm base feels silky smooth on your lips, absorbs easily. Your lips will not be left feeling tacky like many petroleum-based lip balms.

In the long run, this lip balm base will save you time and money. First off, the ingredients are already mixed together for you.  All you will have to do is melt the lip balm, add flavoring, sweetener (powdered stevia with maltodextrin), and color (if desired), pour into lip balm tubes or pots, and allow to set up at room temperature.

Did you know? One pound of our lip balm base makes approximately 65 1/4 oz. lip balm pots, or approximately  90-94 lip balm tubes!  This product allows you to easily, and affordably add new products to your line; all of which have good profit returns. There’s the money saving aspect of this incredibly versatile product!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: What Else Can You Create With It?

Our lip balm can be used to make more than just lip balm!!  You can use the very same base to create your own all natural solid perfume!  Another perk to using this base is you can create an all-natural vapor rub.  This base is also perfect for making your own foot balms and lotion bars! Why buy numerous ingredients to make these products when all you need is this one base? So many things you can create all in a one pound container! Now that you know how awesome this lip balm base is, let’s show you all the things you can make with it!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Massage Bar Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Massage Bar Recipe

First up is our Solid Massage Bar Recipe. This is a fun way to add some moisture into your skin and have a little treat at the end! This recipe uses our all natural lip balm base and our Black Cherry BOOM flavoring! Since this bar is made in our deodorant containers, it’s easy to apply to any sore, tired muscles with no messy clean-up!  A pair of chocolate lips centered on top is the sweet treat waiting for you when you’re done. Soft, moisturized skin and a chocolate treat is how we should always end the day!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs, be they for lips, faces or legs, are a wonderful way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells. Sugar is a natural humectant and generally, everybody has sugar in their cabinets. This sweet little Brown Sugar Lip Scrub is quick and simple to make. Using the all natural lip balm base, some brown sugar and our Chocolate Bon Bon flavoring, these lip scrubs will be gone before you know it! Your lips will be silky soft and hydrated after just one use! This recipe makes 7-10 ml lip balm pots!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

This may look and smell like a tiny serving of creme brulee dessert, but sadly, it is not. This Creme Brulee lip scrub is made with white chocolate mixed in with some all natural lip base. The topping is the scrub part. Lip balm base mixed with some brown sugar! Of course, we used our Creme Brulee flavoring! This is a perfectly sweet way to get your lips soft and smooth with a sweet aftertaste!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

This Winter Wonderland lip balm is my favorite lip balm. I always have some of these around my house, in my purse or car. We made this fresh lip balm using Peppermint Essential oil and white chocolate mixed in the all natural lip balm base. Lastly, we sprinkled in a touch of Diamond Dust. Your lips will feel sparkly cool and refreshed with a swipe of this across those dry, winter lips!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe

Here we have a Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks that is made in lip balm tubes instead of the usual lip balm pot. We used our Bubblegum flavoring to give it a classic taste, plus we added regular white sugar for the scrub and a touch of Passion Plum lip tint to give your lips some color! This is such an easy recipe, even the kids can make it!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe

So we said our All Natural Lip Balm Base wasn’t just for lips! Here is our Solid Glittered Perfume recipe to show you! Simply melt your lip balm base, stir in some Diamond Dust for the sparkle and a fragrance oil. Place in 10 ml. lip balm pots. Simply swipe your finger across the base once it has set up, and place your scent where you normally would put regular perfume! Behind your ears or on your wrist. This type of perfume is perfect for your purse or pocket!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

This recipe is so easy it should be illegal! This is a Natural Sugar Lip Scrub is a perfect recipe for your tween who is looking to make party favors or even a little extra change for her pocket! Simply melt the All Natural Lip Balm Base and a touch of grapeseed oil for some added shine to your lips! A pinch of sugar, Blue Raspberry Slushie flavoring and a tiny touch of Diva Red lip tint for color! This recipe will make 10- 10 ml lip scrubs!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe

Be careful who you kiss after you rub some of this Kiss of Death Lip Venom on your lips! You may stun them with the sweet Kiss of Death flavoring! This is also an easy lip balm recipe and it makes 20-10 ml lip balm pots. These are perfect for Halloween treats or even Valentine’s Day treats! Kids will love them as will adults!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe

This Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe is made using Nature’s Garden All Natural Lip Balm base and a touch of fractionated coconut oil to give your soft lips some shine! With some Strawberry Sorbet flavoring, a drop or two of lip tint in any color you choose and a sprinkle of diamond dust, your lips will be yummy and kissably soft when the time comes!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe

I can happily say that I have never smelled a monkey fart, but if they are anything like what the flavoring is then it might not be that bad! I am also sure that the kids will love this lip Monkey Farts Lip balm recipe! Anything that has the word “fart” in it has to be fun!  Plus, it makes 20- 10 ml lip balm pots so you are sure to have enough for quite a while! Simply melt the all natural lip balm base, add in your Monkey Farts flavoring and fill up your lip balm pots and let them set up! Boom! You are done and your kids’ lips will stay soft and healthy looking all winter long!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe

This is a fun and creative lip balm that looks like it was complicated to make, however, with a little ingenuity, is really a very simple process. We even added an extra touch of vitamin E to this Dual Quench Lipstick to give it some extra nourishment for your lips. Plus, with the tinted center, you can add some light color to your lips! This recipe is enough to make 25 lip balm tubes!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

Lip gloss is really easy to make when you use our all natural lip balm base. We no longer carry the roller ball lip containers, but they are easy to find on any craft supply websites.  Fractionated coconut oil will give your lips a kissable softness that you won’t believe! We chose our yummy Juicy Orange flavoring. Once you make this recipe, you will no longer want to buy any from the store again!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Lipstick Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Lipstick Recipe

Once you make our Natural Lipstick recipe, you will wonder why it’s so expensive to buy in the store. This lipstick uses our All Natural Lip Balm base along with beeswax and some titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide allows the lipstick to glide on your lips nice and smoothly and the beeswax helps seal in the moisture you get from the lip balm base. Vitamin E is perfect to help your lips look healthy! You can choose any color of lip tint and even add in some Diamond Dust for a little sparkly! Once you see how easy it is to make your own lipstick with natural ingredients, you will be hooked!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe

To color your lips or not color your lips? That will be the question with this unique Chunky Lip Balm recipe. This lip balm has chunks of colored lip balm that were dropped into uncolored lip balm. Not only does it look cool, but if you choose to add a little color to your lips than just swipe your finger across the color part. Just want to go au naturel? Then you can choose to use the uncolored part. Or use both and get a hint of color. We selected our sweet Strawberry Sorbet and even added a sprinkle of Diamond Dust for some shimmer!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe

This Embedded Heart Lip Balm is an awesome recipe for Valentine’s gifts! Made very similar to the Chunky Lip Balm Recipe, we made heart embeds with our lip balm base, a touch of Red Hot Momma lip tint, some Diamond Dust and our Guava flavoring. After allowing these embeds to harden, we then placed them in lip balm pots containing melted, uncolored lip balm wax that was also flavored in guava! They set up beautifully and give you the opportunity to choose all color, no color or light coloring to your soft, sweet lips! It might look complicated, but you know how easy it is!

 

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed learning about the different ways to use our All Natural Lip Balm Base! Making lip balm doesn’t have to be just plain old lip balm either! You can get creative since all your ingredients are in one container! Plus, you can make lotion bars, and solid perfume if you choose to expand your line of products.  Some lip balm base, lip balm containers, color and flavors than the sky is the limit with what you create! With the all natural ingredients, your lips will look healthy, nourished and feel moisturized this winter. No more dry, chapped lips for you, family or clients! Enjoy!

If you feel like showing off any of the creations you made, come show us! We love hearing from our customers and seeing the awesome things you all make! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents). Take a video or picture of what you are making or made and be sure to tell us what Nature’s Garden product you used and we will share it for all of our followers.

Nov
26

What is Bee Pollen Powder?


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What is Bee Pollen Powder?What is Bee Pollen Powder?

If you have been wondering “What is bee pollen powder?”, then you may want to stick around for this blog. This Natures Garden herb is made up of ground up bee pollen granules, which makes it easy to add your homemade soaps and cosmetics. Further, the herb powder is a perfect way to naturally color bath and body recipes. Also, the bee powder is full of vitamins and nutrients that a healthy body needs! We utilize these nutrients to create bath and beauty products that are amazing for the skin. But, there are those that use the bee pollen granules to provide benefits to the inside of their body, too. You can learn about all the beneficial properties that bee pollen has for both your homemade products and your whole body in one of our homemaking blogs for bath and body products!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What is Bee Pollen Made Out Of ?What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What is Bee Pollen Made Out Of?

While bees collect pollen from plants, like flowers, this pollen alone is not bee pollen. Now, you may be asking “Well then, what is what is bee pollen made from?”. This process starts with the plant pollen and nectar that the bees collect for food. The type of pollen differs based on the on the area, as there will be different types of flowers available.

Then, the bees mix the collected pollen with nectar from its honey sacks. This creates the bee pollen, which are larger granules that make it easier to transport pollen back to the hive. So, the bees will store the bee pollen in a special pouch in their hind legs to transport it back to their home. Then, the bees will transport this to the hive where they can enzymes to it.  The bees will digest the bee pollen to turn it into honey, which has all the nutrients needed to feed young bees and worker bees alike.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: How is Bee Pollen Harvested?

Well, how is bee pollen gathered before the bees turn it into honey? Obviously, the bee pollen would need to be collected before the bees take it into their hive. After this point, it will be in the process of becoming honey. So, beekeepers will use a special comb-like device that bees have to pass through before getting into the hive. As a bee passes through the comb some of the pollen will be pushed out of the bee’s pouch. This allows a portion of the bee pollen to be collected while leaving some for the bees to turn into honey.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Industrial Uses

We know that bee pollen is used to make food for the bees, but how is bee pollen good for you? Bee pollen is full of all kinds of nutrients that your body needs, which makes it amazing for giving your body a revitalizing boost. Since bee pollen is full of vitamins and nutrients, there are many industry uses for this lovely product. This means that there are all kinds of ways that people have found to include use this natural wonder. Whether you use bee pollen for cosmetic purposes or include a bee pollen supplement in your diet, there are many beneficial properties for your body.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Foods and BeveragesWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Foods and Beverages

Many people enjoy adding bee pollen to their food or smoothies as a nutrition boost. In fact, the abundance of nutrients are useful for combating fatigue and stress by supporting your nutrition levels. Since the vitamins and nutrients in this supplement support healthy body function, you are sure to feel more lively. Plus, bee pollen will help you ward off sickness, as it has been shown to boost the immune system. Also, this natural supplement has been useful in reducing nutritional deficiencies, which would lead to negative consequences. These consequences could include health problems or poor development in children. This is just a few of the reasons why adding bee pollen to healthy food is something that many people enjoy!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?

Of course, anyone considering adding a new food to there diet would be curious about the taste. We have been told that bee pollen is an acquired taste, so some healthy eaters will disguise it in their food. Further, the taste can differ slightly depending on the pollen sources available around the hive. This means that both the color and taste can change slightly based on location and time of year. Some bee pollen has a nut-like flavor that is a little sweet and other times it can be more bitter. While some people will eat the bee pollen on food or like a pill with water, others may hide the flavor in a smoothie. It all depends on your preference and the time of year you get your bee pollen.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Bath and Body Products

Bee Pollen Powder is a wonderful herb that provides all kinds of benefits to natural bath and body products. First, this herb can be used as a natural colorant. The pretty yellow color is perfect for creating bath and body products that are light, warm, and natural. So, this cosmetic herb is great for adding to your bath and body supplies, as it provides you with perfect hues for wholesale body products using natural bee ingredients.

Additionally, bee pollen has all kinds of wonderful properties to benefit your skin. First, using this cosmetic herb for making lotion from scratch is a perfect way to introduce these beneficial properties to your skin. The high levels of antioxidants in this cosmetic herb are able to help reduce aging, as it reduces the effect of free radicals, UV light, and pollutants. Further, bee pollen has an antibiotic effect that will help to reduce acne break outs. Plus, some research has shown that bee pollen can be used on the skin to speed healing and prevent infection due to its antibacterial properties.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden RecipesHow to Use Bee Pollen Powder: Natures Garden Recipes

Also, you can incorporate bee pollen power in a wonderful cold process soap recipe! Our Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe combines the beneficial properties of real honey and raw bee pollen to create an amazing recipe for the skin. Since much of the antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties are from the bee pollen, this combination enhances the honey’s properties to new levels. This soap can be useful for moisturizing the skin, reducing wrinkles, and even preventing acne break outs. Plus, some cases of eczema have been reduced after regular use, as it reduces inflammation and soothes the skin.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: MedicinalWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Medicinal

Throughout history, there is evidence of humans incorporating bee in medical practices. There were ancient civilizations, including Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, American Indian, and many more, used bee pollen to create rejuvenating blends. These blends varied from the Greek and Egyptians using it to increase stamina before battle to the medicinal tonics of ancient Chinese civilizations. Further, bee pollen has even been referred to as “Ambrosia” by some civilizations, which means food of the Gods. Today, we still utilize the natural properties of bee pollen to provide our bodies with a nutrient boost and enhance our health. In fact, it is considered a superfood that is often used in smoothie blends.

What has continued to make bee pollen popular for improving health is its many natural, beneficial properties for the body. First, it has vitamins that are useful for boosting the immune system, which protect you from diseases or infections. Also, bee pollen has anti-inflammatory properties that can be used for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, gout, or even menstrual cramps. Another benefit is that bee pollen promotes liver health with its high level of antioxidants that are able to help your liver detox the body. Additionally, bee pollen powder has been linked to a reduction in bad cholesterol, which has led to better cardiovascular health and even suggested a decreased risk of blood clots.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Other UsesWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Other Uses

Another benefit of bee pollen is that it can be used to help reduce minor seasonal allergies. Many people will find local beehives to find bee pollen harvested from the area. You can take this region specific bee pollen every day to help build up an immunity to the pollen that you experience in your area. You will want to start with a small amount and work your way up to a slightly larger amount. Also, you will want to begin this process a few weeks before pollen season begins.

Eventually, you won’t have as bad of a reaction from seasonal allergies caused by the pollen in your area. However, anyone with serious allergic reactions to honey, pollen, or bee stings as well as anyone taking regular medications should all consult a doctor before committing to taking bee pollen. If you would like to learn more about how to take bee pollen, then check out this article called How Bee Pollen Could Cure Your Allergies by Mind Body Green. This article talks about how bee pollen wards your body from your allergies and gives a suggested amount for daily use.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Get Healthy with Bee Pollen

If you want to try adding granules of bee pollen to your diet, then Healthy Smoothie Headquarters is a great place to start. They have an article with a recipe for creating a smoothie that is absolutely scrumptious. Recipes like these are extremely useful for anyone that would love to reap the benefits of bee pollen but hate the taste. Plus, this article even talks about a few more benefits and bonuses of eating bee pollen regularly. So, check out the Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie and see what all the buzz is about!

If you are curious about all the nutrients in bee pollen, then you may want to check out an article by Bee Pollen Buzz. This article, called What is Bee Pollen?,  perfectly answers the question of “What nutrients does bee pollen contain?” and shows you exactly what is known to be in bee pollen that is just so good for us. In fact, this article breaks down the good stuff in bee pollen, like all the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Plus, they go into the number of calories, fats, carbs, and protein, too. So, this is a perfect break down for any curious healthy eaters out there.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Talk to UsWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Talk to Us

We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about this wonderful cosmetic herb. If you want to include even more herbs in your wholesale bath and body supplies, then check out some of our other Herbs and Spices. You can create some skin-loving products with a blend of fantastic herbs.  If you have questions about bee pollen powder or any other herbs that we carry, then please ask us! You can always ask us questions in store, on the phone, and on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can use to reach us. Also, we have a Twitter account and an Instagram account (@ngscents) . We hope to hear from you soon!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our bee pollen powder for external use only. While you can purchase food grade bee pollen elsewhere, we do not sell them as food items. Also, the information that we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease and this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. We suggest that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. The responsibility of the customer is to test all of their own created products.

Nov
21

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?


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What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?

What is cornsilk? The cornsilk is the shiny fibers between the husk and the corn cob. These fibers are long, stringy and hard to miss. If you are shucking the corn yourself, then you can see the silk poking out of the top and all along the inside of the cob. While it’s typically taken off the corn cob before it is cooked, it doesn’t mean that it is bad for us. Most people just don’t like the strings getting stuck in their teeth, but there are better ways of benefiting from this skin loving herb. So, let’s get to the really important question of, “What are the benefits of cornsilk powder? There are many unique benefits for adding this herb to your homemade bath and body creations. Plus, there are natural medicinal remedies that incorporate this herb. So, there many great properties of this powdered herb to talk about!

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Growing ConditionsWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Growing Conditions

Around here we are no stranger to corn or cornsilk. But, that no surprise as this American staple is perfectly fit for our summer months. Corn stalks love long summer days full of bright sunshine. Also, they need soil slightly acidic and full of nutrients like nitrogen. If the soil is nutrient poor, then you likely will begin to see yellowing leaves. Plus, they need moist soil that is well draining as their roots are close to the surface. Another thing to know about corn is that they use the wind to spread their pollen. So, they should be planted in blocks of at least four rows instead of one long row. This will increase the likelihood of your corn being pollinated and growing correctly.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Why Do Farmers Leave Corn in the Field?What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Why Do Farmers Leave Corn in the Field?

Another interesting aspect of corn farming is the timing of harvesting. There are three phases of the corn. First, is the milk stage where the fluid inside the corn is similar to milk in consistency. Next, is the dough phase where the kernel gets more solid. Finally, you have the driest stage that is referred to as the black layer stage, as the tip of the corn is black. While the corn could be harvested at this point, waiting a bit longer will help cut down on the drying costs.

If the corn isn’t harvested when it is as dry as possible, then the farmer will need to dry it themselves and that costs money. This drying makes it easier to store the corn for the right time to sell. Also, drying helps make sure the corn stays good through the transportation process. So, transportation can effectively get the corn to where it will be used. So, you will often see what looks like dead corn left drying in the fields before it is time to harvest. However, farmers are actually just about ready to harvest these crops. The only concern is that they are more likely to fall on from the plant before harvesting at this point, especially due to a storm or strong breeze.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Industry Uses

There are many ways that cornsilk is used in the industries. First, this cosmetic herb can be used to create all kinds of skin-loving bath and body recipes. Plus, there are many different ways that people use this herb for its natural, medicinal properties. While cornsilk isn’t necessarily used in food products, the corn that it grows on definitely is! So, both cornsilk and corn are incredibly useful in the industry. Next, we will talk about how cornsilk is used and what the benefits of cornsilk are.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Bath and Body Products

There are many benefits to using an herb like cornsilk in your homemade recipes. First of all, this cosmetic powder can be used to provide a natural brown hue for your products. Not only can this herb be used as a natural colorant, but cornsilk powder has some wonderful skin benefits, too! These skin loving properties are perfect for making all kinds of different bath and body recipes as well as various cosmetic recipes. So, we are going to talk about how this herb can benefit various homemade products.

There are many vitamins and nutrients in this cosmetic herb.  These nutrients provide cornsilk with properties that are perfect for homemade cosmetic recipes. First, including this herb in formulations to create cornsilk cosmetics will provide you with a silky feel and a nice glide. This is perfect for homemade lip care, eye shadow, body powders, and so much more. Plus, adding this cosmetic powder to your facial mask recipes will provide you with a skin softening recipe. Further, this herb is thought to help reduce inflammation, which is useful for evening skin tone and reducing some break outs.

Additionally, adding this herb to lotion recipes provides a soft and silky feeling to the lotion and the skin! Also, this botanical herb can be added to soap recipes to provide gentle exfoliation and other wonderful soaping properties. If you are interested in trying out a corn silk soap recipe, check out our find below!

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Food and BeveragesWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Food and Beverages

While the cornsilk isn’t necessarily used for making food, the corn that it grows on makes up for it! In fact, corn makes up a huge part of what we have on our grocery store shelves. Most often, you probably think of the corn that you eat as some delicious sweet corn. Also, you may even think of scrumptious, homemade corn bread. While these definitely count, that is hardly all corn that is used for our food.

First, modified corn sweetener and high fructose corn syrup are both created using corn to create alternative sweeteners. These corn sweeteners are used in things like soda pop and fruit juices as well as ketchup, breads, yogurts and much more. While corn has a lot of nutritional benefits, some people are concerned about this modified sweetener being added so much of our food that it causes weight gain. Second, there is corn that is used to feed livestock, like cows and chickens. Additionally, processed meats, like chicken nuggets and cheap hamburger patties, often use corn filler to stretch the meat as far as it will go. So, much of the meat that we eat relies on corn, too. It can be hard to go a day without eating or eating something that benefited from the use of corn!

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Medicinal

There are many reasons why cornsilk is used in natural home remedies. In fact, Native Americans have used this herb in natural remedies for centuries. Plus, this botanical herb contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, and natural chemicals that continue to make this herb useful in many herbal recipes. While many of these medicinal benefits haven’t been confirmed within the medical community, it is a natural remedy that is sworn to have been helpful for many people.

Most people will create an herbal tea using the corn silk to harness the potential benefits. First, many people will ingest cornsilk powder to help with a variety of urinary issues. These issues include; inflammation in the urinary tract, kidney stones, prostate inflammation, or even bed wetting. Many find cornslik useful for these issues. This is because cornsilk contains chemicals that are known to work similarly to diuretics. Plus, cornsilk has been thought to reduce inflammation. Also, there is some that believe that cornsilk is useful for reducing blood pressure along with cholesterol levels.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Are There Any Side Effects?

People generally believed that cornsilk is safe for most of the population. But, anyone with a corn allergy, low potassium levels, or diabetes shouldn’t take this herbal supplement. You may want to check out the Interactions section of WebMD’s cornsilk page if you are taking any long term medications. For instance, anyone taking a diuretic should be cautious as cornsilk is known to work similarly to the drug. Also, those that are pregnant or breast feeding should use this herb with caution as amounts higher than those normally found in food can lead to potential issues.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Other UsesWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Other Uses

Not only does this herb have benefits for humans, but many pet owners use this herb for their animals. Just like with humans, this natural remedy can be useful for reducing issues with the urinary tract. It is suggested that a fourth cup of tea is used for every twenty pounds your animal weighs, which can be done twice a day. You will want to check with your vet to determine whether your pet’s particular illness isn’t more serious. Also, this remedy isn’t recommended for pregnant animals.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Using Cornsilk in a Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since cornsilk is so beneficial for the skin and soap, we wanted to find a great soap recipe to share. The Corn Silk – What Does it Have to Offer? by Neecy’s Necessities talks about how to include cornsilk in a typical batch of soap. So, you can use your own favorite recipe for soap making. While this recipe asks you to grind fresh corn silk into a powder, it may be easier to use our cornsilk powder to create this soap. Grinding fresh silk takes much more time, effort, and quite a few fibers.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Using Corn for Predicting the Weather

Sometimes animals and plants pick up on the subtle hints that nature provides before we ever could. In this case, plants and animals seem to notice cues that tell them to get prepared for an especially bad winter. So, these organisms will make special preparations that they wouldn’t ordinarily do. While we don’t have enhanced senses, we can pay attention to these organisms to determine whether they think a harsh winter is coming.

One plant that we can pay attention to for signals is corn. According to folklore, corn becomes harder and the husks tighten around the cob when a bad winter is approaching. Since the corn is used to the warm summer weather, a subtle, cold temperature change would lead the corn to want to help protect itself from a harsh winter. If you are curious about more ways to use nature to predict the kind of winter that is to come, then check out Signs of Winter Weather: 14 Folklore Predictions by Momtastic.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any further questions about this herb or any of the other herbs that we have available on the Herbs and Spices page, then please reach out to us. We are here to answer any questions that you may have about this herb and any other cosmetic quesitons. Also, feel free to share you favorite ways to use corn silk as we would love to hear about it. If you want to chat, you can find us in the NG store, on the phone, or online. If you want to find us online, then check out our social media pages. We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon and good luck with your natural recipes!

Note: Natures Garden sells our wholesale cornsilk for external use only. We do not sell these it as a food item. The information that we provide is for educational purposes only. We do  not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. First, you will need to keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any of the products that you make with this herb. All testing of finished products is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
16

9 Soy Candle Recipes


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9 Soy Candle Recipes 9 Soy Candle Recipes

If you are interested in candle making and are new to the craft, creating a candle may seem like an easy process. Well, it is easy, once you have done some research and Nature’s Garden can help you out. We have 9 soy candle recipes that use the three types of soy wax that we carry. These recipes are fun and creative and are easy to follow. Not only will you see that making your own candle can be easy, but making the world smell good is a very important job!

There are many factors that go into making a candle that will not only burn properly but will have a good hot and cold throw. Once you start doing research on candle making, then it can seem a bit overwhelming. What type of wick do you use? Which one burns the best? What type of wax do I want to use? I know I want soy wax, but what kind of soy wax? What does it mean melt point? When do I add the fragrance? How much color do I add? Not to worry, folks! Nature’s Garden is here for you and can answer all those questions for you.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes

Not all soy wax is created equal. There are differences in the melt temperatures, hot and cold throws, and in appearances. Before we get started on our soy candle recipes, let me familiarize you with the different soy waxes we have. We have three types that we will discuss: NG 100% Soy Wax, Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and Golden Foods Soy Wax 464.

As we all know, Soy Wax is produced from soybeans. It is a pure and natural vegetable wax that is considered kosher. Not only is this wax non-toxic, but it is also biodegradable. In fact, soy wax is very environmentally friendly and is made from a renewable resource. Candles made from soy wax are very clean burning. Something that is of importance in this day and age.  There is a reduction in soot, and due to the makeup of soy itself, the burn time of a soy wax increases. Soy Wax candles will burn slower and cooler compared to a straight paraffin wax candle.

All of Nature’s Garden soy waxes are sold in flake style. Most people find this type easier to work with. Granulated waxes have a tendency to be messier. They are all-natural so you can rest assured that you are going to have a clean burning candle in your home and for your customers. You will also note, that your finished candles may have a rough exterior. They may not look smooth and creamy. Well, it is a natural wax, therefore you will have a more natural finish. If this is not the look you would like it can be easily solved with a few tricks to help give your candles a more professional look!

9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax (GF 415)9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax 415

NG 100% Soy Wax 415 is straight soy. There are no additives to enhance the hot or cold throw. Therefore, soy wax is perfect in massage candles or any other type of recipe that is applied to the body. The melt point for 415 Soy is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This higher melt point allows this wax to carry a higher fragrance load. You can also blend this soy wax with other waxes such as beeswax, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 

Our next wax is our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. So what makes this wax different? Well, there are soy based additives added to this wax. That still makes it a natural wax, however, these additives help increase pour temperature, helps reduce frosting issues and give a smoother finish to your candle’s appearance. The scent throw, both hot and cold, are improved also. You may also blend this wax with other waxes such as paraffin or microcrystalline waxes. The 444 Soy Wax also has a higher melt point and can hold up to 12% scent per pound, making a stronger scented candle.  However, you should always test as not all fragrance oils can be used at this percentage and may seep.  

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 4649 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Lastly, we have our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This is a very popular candle wax. While this wax is similar to our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, the main difference will be the melt point. The 464 Soy wax has a lower melt point and this allows for better glass adhesion in the finished candle. Another difference would be the maximum scent load for this wax which is 10-12% of scent per pound of wax. We do suggest keeping the fragrance percent at 10 to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Before you get started on creating any of our recipes, follow this link to How to Make Soy Candles. This is a free candle class that can be downloaded or printed. In this class, you can learn about wicks, pour lines, scenting the wax, pour temps and more. And now that we are familiar with the different types of soy waxes, let’s move on to our soy candle recipes and get you inspired to start candle creating!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe

Up first, is our Citronella Candle Recipe. This is an easy recipe and will come in handy during those summer nights that you spend outdoors! Our Citronella Candle Recipe is made with our NG 100% Soy Wax 415. It is perfect for your outdoor activities to help keep the bugs at bay. Of course, we used our Citronella fragrance oil, which smells exactly like the essential oil. Strong notes of chamomile, citronella, jasmine, pine, and lily will help you and your loved ones enjoy some warm summer nights by the campfire!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe

This Leopard Candle Recipe is perfect for any wild one in your life! Artfully decorated in bright purple leopard spots that you will create out of beeswax then place around the inside wall of the jar. Next a pale lavender layer of 100% soy wax will be poured in. The whole thing is scented in our wild Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil. This scent is a lovely unisex fragrance smelling of citrus fruit, green floral with undertones of Eucalyptus. A nice complex blend of fragrances for this candle!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe

Massage candles are incredibly popular these days. Sometimes they are called lotion candles and can have any type of addition made to them. Of course, your main component will be the 100% Soy Wax, but our Massage Candle recipe also incorporates cocoa, shea and mango butter along with some coconut oil. Rub the warmed wax into your skin and feel the difference between regular lotion and warmed lotion! Your skin will feel luxuriously soft and moisture will be locked in! We scented our candle in relaxing NG Cashmere & Silk Type fragrance oil. This fragrance is a blend of French vanilla with sandalwood, patchouli, and musk accented by rose, violet, apricot, and creamy coconut milk. This is a very sensual fragrance for a sensual candle!

9 soy Candle Recipes: Green Beer Candle Recipe

What a fun candle to make for St. Patrick’s Day! This mug of green “beer” was made using Gel Wax for the “beer” and the froth was made with our 100% Soy Wax! You can most certainly whip this wax into a frothy mass! We chose our Green Irish fragrance oil for this tall, frothy Green Beer Candle! I love this fragrance! Bright, crisp, green and fresh is what comes to mind when I smell this oil!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle

Our Football Field candle is perfect to make for the football lovers in your family! Or, this would be a cool centerpiece to have for a table full of snacks for game day! This is truly a unique work of candle art that was made entirely of our 100% Soy Wax. The “dirt” bottom was created by using a square loaf mold while the grass was once created by whipping the soy wax. Sweet little football embeds, made from Pillar of Bliss, decorate the top and can be placed against the candle base. We scented this candle in our Leather Jacket and Fresh Cut Grass. These two scents blend together to smell like the outdoors on a warm, fall day!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe

If you know anybody that loves Zebras or the zebra pattern itself, then this is the perfect opportunity to make them something they will love! Our Zebra Candle is made in the same technique that was used for the Leopard Candle we talked about earlier. Using beeswax, you will create pink zebra stripes and stick them to the inner wall of the candle container. Next, you will pour in a creamy white layer of our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. We chose our feisty Hot Pink Pomegranate fragrance oil for this. It’s a bright blend of ginger, pomegranate, citrus and jasmine!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

Get your glue gun ready, because you’re going to be getting crafty with this candle! This Mardi Gras Candle is a fun themed candle that is perfect for your next Mardi Gras party! To make this candle more than just a plain candle, we created a fun, sparkly Mardi Gras mask to decorate the outside! That’s what Mardi Gras is all about after all! Bright, sparkly and everybody dressed up in costumes and masks! For our wax, we used the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 and of course, the inspiration behind this candle was our Mardi Gras fragrance oil. A truly unique fragrance blend of citrus, strawberries, rose, ylang-ylang and vetiver.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: St. Patrick’s Day Candle

No matter the holiday, you need a candle to celebrate! At Nature’s Garden we have you covered for any and all holidays! Even ordinary days deserve a candle! St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate your Irish roots and we have a candle to help you out! Our St. Patrick’s Day candle has a cute Shamrock made from beeswax displayed on the side. The rest of the candle uses our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. We scented this candle in our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This scent is fresh and floral. A definite clean scent for spring time!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Wait! What? Candle Wax turned gel? Yes, this isn’t your ordinary candle recipe. This is a different take on your normal everyday wax melt! We took our Soy Wax 464, mixed in some Rice Bran Oil, a little color, a little bit of 24K Gold Mica and you have yourself some Shimmer Gel Potpourri for your oil burner to scent your home! We used our Glitter fragrance oil for this recipe. This is a lovely feminine fragrance of floral notes of lily and jasmine and undertones of sandalwood and musk. Glitter is a very alluring fragrance and is a Nature’s Garden original!

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We hope you enjoyed our 9 soy candle recipes. As you can see, once you do a little research and have a little guidance, making candles is a very easy and fun project to do! Using soy wax will always be a personal choice for candle makers.  People will always love candles! They lend a warm and inviting atmosphere to your home. Using different fragrances can either relax you or energize you! Plus, using soy in your candle recipes is a very environmentally conscious choice and many people like to do what they can do to keep the air in their home safe and natural!

If you would like to show us what you have been creating, whether its candles, soap, bath bombs or lip balms, come find us! We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents) We love seeing what our customers have been up too! Plus, you get to show off what you created! It’s always good to toot your own horn once in a while!

 

Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!