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Jun
13

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe


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Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe doneSunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Are you burnt to a crisp and looking for something to ease the burn? Then you may want to try out Natures Garden’s sunburn relief bath tea recipe! This simple to create homemade bath tea includes a variety of soothing and relaxing herbs that you’ll soak in to reduce some of the ache and burn. The end result of this recipe will be two eight ounce plastic jars full of pure sunburn pain relief! Simply follow the instructions, fill a bathtub, and soak all your summer pains away.

Ingredients Needed for the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

1/2 cup Chamomile Flowers German Whole

1/2 cup Oats

6 tablespoons Green Tea Leaves Cut & Sifted

6 tablespoons Lavender Flowers Whole Select

6 tablespoons Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted

4 tablespoons Baking Soda

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Leaf Powder

2 teaspoon Calendula Flowers Powder

4 grams Vitamin E Oil

10 drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Other Possible Necessities

Fillable Tea Bags

8 ounce Clear PET Jars

70/400 White Dome LIds

Bathtub

Measuring Utensils

While the recipe will create two eight ounce jars, I chose to do one jar at a time. Also, you can either add the ingredients to a zip lock bag directly or add the ingredients to the jar depending on how you wish to use your sunburn relief product.

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I decided to add the ingredients to the jar. Initially, I added one teaspoon of Calendula Flowers Powder to each of my two jars. Subsequently, I added one tablespoon of Aloe Vera Leaf Powder to each jar. Next, I added two tablespoons of baking soda, three tablespoons of Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted, and three tablespoons of Green Tea Leaves Cut & Sifted.

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Then, I added three tablespoons of Lavender Flowers Whole Select to each jar. Next, I put in the 1/4 cup of oats. I finished off the layering with 1/4 cup of Chamomile Flowers German Whole. While the container looks very full, it should be easy to push down into the jar. Also, mixing the concoction later on will make it easier for the product to fit.

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As a final touch we added the two grams of Vitamin E Oil and the five drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil per jar to the mixed ingredients. We chose to add all of our ingredients to a zip lock bag to achieve a thorough mix. Then we scooped the sunburn relief mix into a fillable tea bag. Although we added the vitamin E and essential oil to our entire product, you could wait until you use your bath tea to maintain an aesthetically appealing jar. Just make sure to scoop all of your layers and add a drop of vitamin E and essential oil before using.

We all know that this is the time of year for sunburns and those out enjoying the sun are bound to get one or two this year. While this is painful and uncomfortable, we at Natures Garden are hoping to make your sunburn experience a bit more tolerable. We hope that you enjoy this soothing bath tea and heal soon!

May
01

Homemade Herbal Shampoo


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Homemade-Herbal-ShampooHomemade Herbal Shampoo 

You can do a lot of good with DIY home recipes if you know what you’re doing in advance, but it will take a good bit of knowledge and work to make them happen. One such recipe is what we will point out ahead, making a homemade herbal shampoo. Before you begin you will need the following materials:

  • Roughly 2 ounces of unscented castile soap
  • 5 ounces of water infused with your choice of herbs
  • Quarter spoon of carrier oil or more if you have dry hair
  • 20-40 drops of essential oil of your choice

The herbal infusion should be the first step on your list, using a teaspoon or a pinch of each herb you want to place in the shampoo and placing it in a heatproof glass or jar. Pour a cup of simmering hot water over them and cap it off, letting it steep like that for a few hours. You can then strain it and take about 5 ounces of it. You can use the rest for bathwater or you can combine it with vinegar to make a refreshing hair rinse.

Using your castile soap, essential oil and carrier oil, mix them into the water you just set aside. You then need to stir it until they are mixed together. Make sure you avoid making bubbles if possible, as they will only make the job harder. You will then need to pour it all into a container you can use for bathing. An old shampoo bottle will do the trick just fine.

You can work with small batches of this shampoo at a time, storing the rest inside your fridge if you need to. You can have a shelf life of a few weeks at least, but you would still do well to check for problems regardless, since this is a homemade product without the chemicals present in commercial brands. You need to work by swirling or shaking the shampoo before each use, as it will have settled before you take a bath. You may want to follow that up with a bit of water and a bit of vinegar as well.

There can be a combination of fresh and dry herbs used for your purposes, but each and every one of them will be a different scent in the overall combination. Some of them are better for certain types of hair, while others not so much. Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Chamomile is often used for lighter hair, while rosemary can be used for darker hair, but you can mix things if you feel like it. You can also make a great floral shampoo by using lavender, violets and roses as well as other flowers that pretty much match the essential oils you plan on using. You can also use thyme, tea tree oil and rosemary to make that happen as well.
  • Calendula and comfrey are also quite useful if you have scalp issues, as well as rosemary. Lavender can help heal a dry and itchy scalp, so it makes a great choice for herbal shampoos.

You should take great care when you work, since you may make a mess that requires careful cleaning. Although this is still soap, you don’t want to have it spill all over. Carpet cleaning, floor cleaning and even more cleaning will be necessary if you make a mess, so try to work in a location that allows you to deal with it without it.

Read more tips at: http://www.cleanerscleaning.org.uk/westminster-carpet-cleaners-W1/clean-carpet-westminster.html

We hope that you enjoy this Homemade Herbal Shampoo.  Please visit our recipe box for even more free recipes!

Dec
04

Uses for Cloves


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Uses-for-ClovesUses for Cloves

Hello everyone! For all you crafters out there, are you looking for a new project to try? Maybe something exciting and unique that your customers will love? Or maybe you’re just looking for something different that would be the perfect gift for your loved ones? Have you ever tried anything with herbs before? More specifically, have you ever tried anything with cloves? You would be surprised as to how many different products and industries actually use cloves! They are in so many common products! Common uses for cloves include soaps, candles, lotions, creams, ointments, bath teas, massage oils, bath bombs, scrubs, potpourri, hair conditioner and many other bath and body products! Cloves can even be used for culinary and medicinal purposes! This is one product that you just can’t pass up, it is too perfect to use for all of your upcoming projects!

There are so many wonderful uses for cloves. For all of the many bath and body products it can be used in, it has many amazing benefits. Cloves have many skin benefits such as being able to treat and help heal rashes, cuts, and wounds. Cloves also contain many nutrients that are extremely important to the body such as vitamins A and C, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, and iron. These nutrients help to keep the skin healthy, treat and remove acne, and help to cure any scarring or blemishes. There are also many hair care benefits to using cloves. They help to refresh worn out color, prevent hair loss and thicken the hair. Also, when using cloves in soap making, they work as a gentle exfoliant and provide the soap with an awesome smell!

Cloves also have many fantastic medicinal benefits! They happen to contain many minerals that are essential to the body like manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, and selenium. Cloves also have many anesthetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, rubefacient, and carminative properties. They are used to treat inflammation, constipation, arthritis, sinusitis, coughs, diarrhea, flatulence, athlete’s foot, colds, and indigestion. Cloves also help to control heart rate and blood pressure, relieve nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness, and work as an exhaustion, fatigue and stress reliever. Cloves can even help to protect the body from lung and mouth cancers. Even you teeth can benefit from using cloves! They help to relieve tooth aches and cure bad breath! In Tibetan medicine, cloves and clove oils are used as treatments for multiple sclerosis and hypotonic muscles.

Did you know that cloves can actually be used as a natural insect repellant? Or that in Indonesia, cloves are actually used as spice in a type of cigarette called kretek? Cloves also just happen to be one of the most famous spices in the world, and are used as a flavoring agent in many different cuisines! In Middle Eastern, Asian, and African cuisines, they are used to bring flavor to curries, meats, and marinades. The easiest way to get your hands on this amazing product is just by typing “cloves” into the search bar on our site. That will take you directly our Whole Cloves page! But don’t forget to check out our Clove Bud Essential Oil as well! And be sure to check out all of our free classes and recipes! Enjoy these wonderful products and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

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