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Sep
26

Sandalwood Uses


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Sandalwood UsesSandalwood Uses

One great cosmetic herb that you can use in your everyday life is our Red Sandalwood Chips. This cosmetic herb is one of the many amazing cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden that you can use to create some great bath and body recipes! Actually, there are many sandalwood uses in cosmetic recipes. Plus, there are even more ways to use these wood chips in everything from cooking to cosmetics to gardening. If you are interested in learning more about how you can use this lovely herb, then check out our cosmetic beauty blog to find recipes ideas and benefits for your entire body.

Sandalwood Uses: Growing ConditionsSandalwood Uses: Growing Conditions

These trees prefer warm climates and prefer hardiness zones 10 or 11. So, Sandalwood trees are not typically found all throughout the United States. Actually, these plants are native to areas like India. If you live in a colder region, then you may not want to grow this tree. Also, these trees prefer an area with full sunlight, but they can tolerate partial shade. Also, the soil for this plant should be well draining with both sandy and loamy parts to it. Further, the soil should have between 5.6 and 7.8 for the pH.

Additionally, you should try to plant this tree near another shrub or tree that will put nitrogen back into the soil. You should put your host plant at least six feet from your sandalwood tree. It is important to have this host plant because sandalwood trees are like hemi-parasitic. This means that the tree will need another plant nearby to gain crucial building materials, like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. If you are interested in finding a host plant, then check below for ideas on what to use. While this tree requires extra nutrients, add fertilizer can actually harm the plant. Although these trees need a host plant, they are actually very hardy and can tolerate high wind, drought, salt spray, and even intense heat. 

Sandalwood Uses: Industry Uses

There are many ways that you can use sandalwood chips in your daily life. First, you can use these cosmetic wood chips to create all kinds of different bath and body creations. Also, you can use the sandalwood chips to help add a smoky flavor to your meats. Additionally, there are some medicinal properties that you can gain from this lovely herb. So, that are many ways that you can use this cosmetic herb to benefit your body both inside and out.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body RecipesSandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Recipes

First, you can use the sandalwood herb to create wonderful bath and beauty products that are unique and very high quality. Not only does this herb look amazing in bath and body recipes, but this herb has properties that are known to care for the skin. So, we think that including sandalwood chips in your recipes would be a great idea for bath bombs and bath soak recipes. This is because soaking in the tub will allow your body to soak up the nutrients that this herb provides. If you are interested, then continue to find out exactly how this herb can benefit the skin.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Benefits

Also, the antiseptic properties of this herb are beneficial for creating cleansing bath and body products. Further, the antiseptic properties have been known to be useful for eczema, itching, rashes, and even more! Additionally, this cosmetic herb can help prevent breakouts, as this herb is thought to help control oil.  So, you can use this cosmetic herb to help control oily skin with the absorbent properties of this cosmetic herb. So, you can use this herb to help with acne, pimples, and even blackheads. Also, this cosmetic herb can be useful for treating insect bites and minor cuts. This herb is thought to help promote faster healing and prevent infection.

Plus, this cosmetic herb contains properties that will provide you with a glowing complexion that you are sure to adore. This herb can nourish and help moisturize rough skin that brightens your dry, lifeless skin. Further, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing blotchy skin and various blemishes. In fact, this cosmetic herb is known to help even the skin tone. Whether you have an uneven tan or some kind of mark on your skin, this cosmetic herb can be useful for making these less noticeable and providing a more even appearance. Also, this cosmetic can be useful for helping with sunburn, as this herb promotes faster healing for the skin. Additionally, you can use this herb to moisturize the skin and leave you feeling soothed and nourished. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing signs of aging.

Sandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Our sandalwood fragrances would be the perfect scent to pair with this cosmetic herb! First, we have the lovely aroma of our Sacred Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a tranquil aroma of  smooth, silky sandalwood, powdery amber and velvety floral scents with a touch of musk base notes for a hint of sensuality. Of course, another great scent for this herb is the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This scent is a woody bouquet of cedar and sandalwood enhanced by notes of rose and jasmine.

Sandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage RecipesSandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage Recipes

Obviously, you don’t want to just eat wood chips. However, there are some fantastic ways that red sandalwood chips can be used for making food. First of all, you can create an herbal tonic with this ingredient. This tonic can be used for medicinal benefits, which we will go into more in depth later. While this herbal beverage may not use the herb for the natural flavor, there are a few recipes that do utilize the flavor of sandalwood.

One great way to utilize the flavor is to use this herb in a smoker to add flavor to your meats. Just add some of these wood chips in a smoker and you have a fantastic flavor added to your food. Not only is this flavor used to enhance the taste of your meat, but some alcoholic beverages will use a hint of the red sandalwood flavor, too.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal UsesSandalwood Uses: Medicinal Uses

The wood at the heart of a sandalwood is the part of the tree that is used to create herbal medicine. There are many wonderful benefits that many people have utilized by including this lovely herb in their herbal tonics and medicines. There are ways that you can use sandalwood to create a medicinal tonic that can be used to benefit you. In fact, a simple tonic that has been found to help improve all kinds of different issues. This herbal tonic is thought to provide the body with a few different benefits for the inside your body. So, continue reading if you are interested in learning more about these benefits.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use this herb’s antiseptic properties to help protect your body from internal infections due to wounds and or ulcers. Plus, this beneficial property can be used to promote oral health. Sandalwood has been known to strengthen your gums and help prevent natural tooth loss. Also, this herbal tonic may be beneficial for the digestive tract. The drying properties of this cosmetic herb are thought to be useful for helping with diarrhea issues, as it will help to solidify and reduce your diarrhea.

Additionally, some have found that this cosmetic herb has been useful for reducing fluid retention and coughing, which can be useful for those that are sick. This wholesale herb is thought to help you with mucus, as it has drying properties that can be useful for breaking up the mucus and making it easier for your body to deal with and remove. Plus, the sandalwood herb is thought to be useful for helping purify the blood as it has a diuretic effect that leads to more filtering and urine production.

Sandalwood Uses: Other UsesSandalwood Uses: Other Uses

Another possibly useful trait of sandalwood is that it can be used to fight body odor. So, you can infuse this herb into a homemade deodorant recipe to kill microbes and help you stay smelling fresh! Further, this herb has been known to help reduce prickly heat. This herb has a cooling effect and helps reduce the sweat that contributes to this feeling.

Also, some people have used this cosmetic herb to help with annoying bug problems. First, you can try this herb on any bug bites. The anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help reduce the itching and swelling of the bite, which will relieve much of the discomfort. Also, this herb may be useful at keeping the bugs at bay and preventing any more bites from occurring.

Additionally, you can use herbal wood chips, like the red sandalwood chips, to create a beautiful, functional garden. Adding mulch to a garden helps to retain moisture, control weeds, reduce erosion, and so much more. Plus, the red sandalwood has a beautiful color that is sure to make your garden look amazing! If you want to add some color and improve your garden, then these lovely wood chips may be the perfect choice!

Sandalwood Uses: Burning Sandalwood Incense

Many people enjoy burning incense to cleanse an area of negative energy or even promote their own positive energies. So, there are many that find different types of incense will provide different benefits. Many find that burning this herb can help reduce anxiety, improve your sleep, and provide many more benefits. If you want to learn even more about the some of the different potential benefits of sandalwood, then check out 5 Benefits Of Burning Sandalwood Incense Sticks by Cure Joy.

Sandalwood Uses: Picking a Host Plant

If you are growing a Sandalwood tree, then you are going to need to find a host plant that will support your tree. Although you can’t just choose any plant you want, there are quite a few options that you can use to provide your Sandalwood with the nutrients that it needs. Often, people will use an acacia tree or plants in the casuarina genius, which you can find many of on The Plant List’s article. These are only a few examples of the many options that you have for your host plant. All you need to do is find a plant with a few properties. First, make sure that it can survive in the same hardiness zone as sandalwood. Second, make sure that it will produce fixed nitrogen, which your Sandalwood tree will use.

Sandalwood Uses: Reach Out to UsSandalwood Uses: Reach Out to Us

We hope you that learned all about some fun ways that you can use this cosmetic herb in everyday life. If you have any more questions about using this cosmetic herb, then you should reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, and on social media. If you choose to contact us on social media, there are a few ways to go about doing that. First, you can find us on Facebook. Also, you can find us on Twitter and on Instagram using our @ngscents handle. Not only is this a great place to reach out to us, but you can share your own creations. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Sandalwood Uses: A Reminder for Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our cosmetic herbs, like the Red Sandalwood Chips, for external use only. We do not sell this herb as a food item. The information that we provide in this blog is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Keep all cosmetic herbs out of the reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman, then you should take special care when handling any 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.

Aug
16

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Bath Bomb Recipe

Check out another wonderful herbal bath bomb recipe straight from Natures Garden. Our lovely Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe blends the wonderful aroma of a floral musk scented oil with the addition of lavender flowers and lavender flowers powder. Further, these cosmetic herbs are perfect for caring for your body as you relax with a fun, beautiful bath bomb. So, try out this fantastic cosmetic recipe and enjoy all the wonderful benefits for your body!

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Sunflower Oil
Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
Bentonite Clay Powder
Lavender Flowers Whole
Lavender Flowers Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole
18 grams of the Sunflower Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder
6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance OilLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance Oil

You will love the aroma of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil in this bath bomb recipe. The strong aroma of the real lavender flowers blends perfectly with this luxurious, gentle, floral musk scent. This fragrance oil begins with notes of spices, lavender and citrus. Then, the aroma has floral middle notes of lavender, lily of the valley, ylang ylang. Of course, the scent of lavender is enhanced by the fresh scent of our floral herb. Finally, this scented oils has rich musky bottom notes of Egyptian musk and moss. So, this lovely blend of floral and musk is perfect for creating bath and body products that smell absolutely divine!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this bath and body recipe, you may want to make a few preparations. First, gather all the equipment and supplies that you will need to finish these bath bombs. Also, you may want to clean your equipment to ensure that it is ready to use. Additionally, you may want to prepare a spray bottle full of witch hazel, as it will be important for making bath bombs. Second, you will want to clean and sanitize a work area that you can use to create this recipe. 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to want to get the dry ingredients ready for your bath bomb recipe. So, take you first medium mixing bowl and a scale. Now, weigh out the 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 600 grams of the Baking Soda,182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder. After adding all of these ingredients, you will need to mix these powders together with your gloved hands. As you mix, make sure that any clumps you com across get broken up. Once these ingredients are smooth and mixed, you can move on to the next step of these instructions.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are ready to prepare the wet ingredients that you will need for this recipe. So, grab a second mixing bowl and the scale. Weigh 18 grams of the Sunflower Oil into this bowl. In addition to the cosmetic oil, you will need to include 18 grams of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil. Now that these ingredients are added, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Once both the wet and dry ingredients are prepared, you will be ready to combine the two mixtures. So, add the wet ingredients to your mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Now, use your gloved hands to thoroughly mix these ingredients together. You will need to continue to mix until everything is incorporated well. As soon as the ingredients look evenly dispersed, you can stop mixing.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Dividing the Mixture

Now you are going to be dividing your bath bomb mixture into two even portions. You can add each portion to one of your two mixing bowls. Set one of these bowls aside for the moment. We will be adding a few cosmetic ingredients to the other bowl in the next few steps.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender FlowersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender Flowers

First, we will be working with the first portion of the bath bomb mixture. So, take one of the mixing bowls full of half the mixture and the scale. Now, you will be adding about 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole herb to this portion of the cosmetic recipe. Again, you will need to use a gloved hand to mix the wholesale herb into the recipe fully.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Mixture

Now, you are ready to get these ingredients to stick together. So, use a gloved hand to mix the ingredients as you spray with witch hazel. Mixing as you spray will help to incorporate the witch hazel and let you know when you added enough spray. Once the mixture reaches a certain consistency, you will need to stop spraying the mixture. So, continue to mix and spray until the mixture begins to feel like crumbly dough. You will want to work slow and be careful not to add to much spray as it can ruin the recipe. Adding to much witch hazel can activate the ingredients early and lead to fizzing in the bowl. So, be sure to pay attention.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling Half of the Bath Bomb Molds

After, you are going to be ready to start filling up your bath bomb molds. You will need to take the seven bath bomb mold halves and get them ready to fill. Then, begin taking this mixture and filling one half of each wholesale mold. Make sure that you aren’t filling both sides of the same mold, as there is a top and bottom to each wholesale bath bomb mold. We would suggest filling the top half with this first mixture. You will need to make sure that you are packing the dough mixture into the bath bomb half tightly. Packing the mold well will ensure that the ingredients stick together and the bath bomb holds its shape.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap ColorantLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap Colorant

Next, you will be working with the other half of the bath bomb mixture. In this bowl you will be adding 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder and 6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Once these ingredients are added you will need to mix them well. Once again you will need to use a gloved hand to fully incorporate the herb powder and the colorant into the mixture.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second PortionLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second Portion

Then, you are going to be spraying this second portion of the bath bomb mixture with your witch hazel. Just like before you will need to use your gloved hand to mix as you spray. Once this portion of the bath bomb mixture reaches the same crumbly dough consistency, you will be ready to move on to the next step. While this recipe should require about the same amount of witch hazel as before, you should still pay attention to the consistency to ensure that you don’t spray too much.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bottom of the Molds

Next, we are going to be filling up the other halves of the bath bomb molds. The first portion of the bath bombs molds should each be in the top of the bath bomb mold. So, you can fill the bottom of these molds with this second portion of the dough mixture. Again, you will need to pack the dough in tightly. Also, you need to do it this way to sure that each pair is matched up correctly, as the tops will only fit on the bottoms. If you mess this up, then you can end up with bath bombs that aren’t half and half. Once you are done, you should have seven purple bath bomb halves that are packed full.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Bath Bomb Molds

Now that both of the two portions are packed tightly into the bath bomb molds, you are ready to combine the halves. So, take one half that is uncolored, which should be in a top piece, and one half that is purple, which should be in a bottom piece. Next, you are going to lightly spray each of the two halves. After you spray, you can push the two pieces together to create a whole bath bomb! You will need to repeat this step for all of the bath bombs.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath BombsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath Bombs

Lastly, you will need to wait for your bath bombs to completely set up. So, you will need to place your bath bombs in a safe place that they can rest until they have completely hardened. This can take up to 24 hours.  Once these bath bombs are set up, they are ready to remove from the mold! Alternatively, you can leave these bath and body products in their molds until you are ready to use them. So, the mold can serve as a simple bath bomb packaging idea!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers HerbLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb

There are many reasons for why lavender is perfect for making cosmetics. First of all, these flowers are amazing for aromatherapy. The herb has been found to help promote a feeling of calm as it is useful for reducing stress and anxiety. So, this is the perfect herb to use in the tub as you sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade bath bombs.

Not only do our Lavender Flowers Whole provide a lovely floral scent to the recipe, but this cosmetic herb has skin benefits, too. Some have found that this cosmetic herb can be used to help with skin issues, like abscesses (boils or carbuncles), acne, oily skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient has antiseptic and pain reducing properties that are perfect for creating cleansing and soothing bath and body recipes. Plus, these properties can be useful for soothing sunburn, chapped skin, and many other skin irritations.

If you want to learn even more about the wonderful benefits that lavender has to offer, then check out our Lavender Class for even more details on this cosmetic herb!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb Medicinal

Further, there are many medicinal benefits you can gain from this herb. First, lavender is thought to have calming properties that are useful for those dealing with anxiety, depression, exhaustion, or insomnia. Also, this herb has been used to aid in digestion and reduce headaches. Anyone that wants to add some lavender into their diet, should check out How to Cook With Lavender so Your Food Doesn’t Taste Like Soap by Bon Appetit for some tips on cooking with this lovely herb.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your AnswersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your Answers

If you have any questions for us at Natures Garden, then feel free to reach out to us and get your answers! We are available to talk to in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle, which is @ngscents, to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask us questions, but you can use our social media to stay up to date on cosmetic blogs just like this one! So, don’t miss the next herbal bath bomb recipe and follow us on social media!

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