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Mar
04

Face Mask for Scars Recipe


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Face Mask for Scars RecipeFace Mask for Scars Recipe

Have you been struggling with old acne scars? There are some methods out there that help with old scars that have been left on the skin. Something that may be able to help is our face mask for scars recipe. This is a brand new facial mask that we at Natures Garden just recently created. Acne scars can be such a pain to recover from and get rid of. We care about all types of skin and all of the different skin conditions. So, we believe that there should be products out there to help with these types of skin issues. We hope that this face mask for scars recipe can be of some help to customers just like you!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Bentonite Clay Powder
Marshmallow Root Powder
Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Olive Leaf Powder
Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Geranium Essential Oil
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

48 grams Marshmallow Root Powder
48 grams Slippery Elm Bark Powder
448 grams Bentonite Clay Powder

48 grams Olive Leaf Powder
48 grams Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
64 drops Geranium Essential Oil
48 drops Vitamin E Oil
84 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. We suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. 

Background on the Powders for the RecipeBackground on the Powders for the Recipe

We think that is important to know the reasons behind the powders we chose to use for this specific recipe. All herbal powders, herbs, flowers, etc. possess different qualities and properties. Some are better than others depending on the recipe you are making and what you want to use it for. For example, if you are trying to find products that will help reduce the size of your pores and will moisten your skin, then red Moroccan clay is going to be a great choice to incorporate into your recipe(s). We chose these ingredients carefully and according to specific skin issues. As you know, this one is for scarring.

Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay Powder:

This clay powder originally comes in light grey and beige tones. When water is added to it, however, it turns into an olive colored green shade. Bentonite clay contributes some smoothness to cosmetic formulas when they are applied to the face and skin. It also helps clear impurities in the skin when added into products like this face mask. There are many other bath and body recipes that it performs fabulously in, such as shaving soap, cold process soap, lotions, and bath bombs. Some of the products we have created using it are the freshly ground coffee bath bombs and the Easter egg bath fizzies.

Marshmallow Root PowderMarshmallow Root Powder:

This type of powder is most commonly used for helping wounds to heal, reducing swelling, and for its ability to soothe and soften the skin. It is a good powder to add to products made for people with dry skin. Its ability to moisturize the surfaces will be helpful in recipes like lotion. Marshmallow root powder is also commonly added to bath tea, facial and body scrubs, creams, ointments, as well as bath bombs, hair products, and even toothpaste.

Slippery Elm Bark PowderSlippery Elm Bark Powder:

The next powder, slippery elm bark, is one of the ingredients from Essiac Tea. This is a blend of multiple herbs, including Indian rhubarb, burdock root, and some others that boost the immune system. It also helps to reduce redness and helps to soothe the skin. Slippery elm can also be used for medical benefits as well, such as an upset stomach, a sore throat, and for treating burns, scrapes, etc. This is added to hair products, soap, bath bombs, scrubs, and of course, facial masks like this one.

Olive Leaf PowderOlive Leaf Powder:

Our olive leaf powder originates from Albania and it has many beneficial properties to it. There are plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in it. This powder can also help wounds to heal. These facts make it a great addition to many naturally homemade cosmetics. Some of them are bath teas, creams, lotions, facial toners, and massage oils. Olive powder can be added to facial masks to improve cell regeneration and to moisturize the skin. Another benefit of this powder is that it can be used as a natural green colorant to your cosmetic products. Adding more or less can alter the color and give you what you the one you are looking for. To see this powder in a different recipe, check out our floating Noah’s Ark soap recipe!

Aloe Vera Leaf PowderAloe Vera Leaf Powder:

Finally, we have our aloe vera leaf powder, which originates in Mexico. This is well known for its properties and abilities to heal skin. Since it has salicylates in it, this powder can really relieve pain. The aloe vera plant also contains healing powers with the gel inside. This is used for skin that is inflamed, irritated, or sunburned. This contains vitamin C, some minerals, and many antioxidants as well. Many recipes can be made with this powder, including bath bombs, cold process soap, bath salts, and shampoo. Some of the ones we have made are a pampered foot scrub and a sunburn relief bath tea recipe.

Add in the Bentonite Clay PowderAdd in the Bentonite Clay Powder

Now that all of you are more aware of the purposes behind choosing each of these herbal powders for this recipe, we can dive right into it. To begin, you will need to get a medium mixing bowl and a scale for weighing the powders out. We will start the recipe by measuring out 448 grams of the bentonite clay powder in the mixing bowl. 

Mix in the Other PowdersMix in the Other Powders

Next, get the rest of the dry powder ingredients ready to incorporate. We will weigh each of them out separately, however, the particular order does not matter since they will all be mixed together anyway. We started out with the marshmallow root powder, then added in the slippery elm bark powder, the olive leaf powder, and lastly, the aloe vera leaf powder.

Break Up the ClumpsBreak Up the Clumps

Once they are all in the mixing bowl, use your hands, with gloves on, to fully mix the ingredients and to break up any clumps in the mixture. You could also take a spoon to stir the powders, but we find it easier to use our hands in order to get all of the clumps out.

Integrate the Vitamin E Oil into the MixtureIntegrate the Vitamin E Oil into the Mixture

Now, take a disposable pipette and dip it into your bottle of vitamin e oil. Add 48 drops of this to the mixing bowl with the powder mixture. The vitamin e oil that we sell at Natures Garden is in its purest form, coming only from plant sources. Several cosmetic recipes have vitamin e oil listed as an ingredient. This is because it helps prevent the oils in the recipes from oxidizing, which would result in a rancid smell and change of color to brown. This is an antioxidant and is strictly to be used to prevent discoloration and products from becoming rancid. It is not meant to be used as a preservative, since that is not what this product is. Vitamin e oil will not kill bacteria in your projects unlike a true preservative would. 

Incorporate the Geranium Essential OilIncorporate the Geranium Essential Oil

Then, for the next step, use a different disposable pipette. Dip it into the geranium essential oil and add 64 drops of it to the same bowl. Geranium essential oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the plant pelargonium graveolens. It could also possibly provide several health benefits for conditions such as acne or irritations and infections of the skin. Since it is often used as aromatherapy, it has been said to help relieve anxiety, stress, and even depression. Other types of cosmetic recipes that it is commonly used in are room sprays, massage oils, and added to baths for relaxation.

Mix the Ingredients Together

At this point, everything should be in the bowl, including the bentonite clay, marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, olive leaf, aloe vera leaf, vitamin e oil, and the geranium essential oil. For this last step, take either a spatula or a spoon and mix all of these ingredients together from the mixture.

Fill Each of the Jars UpFill Each of the Jars Up

Once you have stirred everything together thoroughly, your powdered portion will be finished! Grab your four ounce clear jars to put your new face masks into! Take a spoon and scoop the powder into all seven of the jars until they are filled up and place a lid solidly on each one of them.

Make Up the Bottles of Vegetable GlycerinMake Up the Bottles of Vegetable Glycerin

Next, get all of your 1 oz. clear bullet bottles prepared and ready. You will also need your scale again for this step. Once you have them, fill all seven of them with 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin. After doing that, place a white ribbed lid tightly on each of the bottles.

Using the Facial Mask

Now, you might be wondering how you are going to actually apply this face mask. When you are ready, you will need to get a small mixing bowl out. You can start by scooping out a tablespoon of the powder mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin. Mix all of this together. 

Note: We did not add water to our facial mask, which means adding a preservative is not necessary. By packing the powder portion separately from the vegetable glycerin, it allows you to create a quicker product for your customers. Each one of the seven jars will make up approximately 8 facial masks.

We hope that you enjoyed learning about and creating our new face mask for scars recipe!

Ways to Keep Your Skin Young and Fresh

This blog for professional beauty tips gives helpful information for keeping skin looking young and beautiful. We thought that this goes along with these facial mask recipes for making and keeping skin looking great. They mention that skin discoloration and acne break outs can usually be avoided by tips like taking makeup off. Leaving makeup on while sleeping can lead to clogged pores, which is never a good thing for your skin. Protecting your skin is another big tip they offer. Wearing sunscreen can help to avoid wrinkles from developing as well as unhealthy skin conditions. Another big thing for keeping healthy looking skin is related to diet. Getting necessary nutrients is essential to having clear and glowing skin all over your body. If you would like to learn some of these tips and implement them into your daily skin care routines, check out the link above!

Important Disclaimers

Natures Garden sells these herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (We provide this information for purely educational purposes. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). All herbs should be kept out of the reach of pets and children. When pregnant or lactating, special care should be taken when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. It is the responsibility of the customer to do their own testing.

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of these recipes that are on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. It is your responsibility to abide by all FDA regulations if you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide. We cannot offer advice on where to purchase products and ingredients listed in our recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you may encounter with the finished products.

Feb
19

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes


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Homemade Facial Mask RecipesHomemade Facial Mask Recipes

There are so many homemade facial mask recipes out there how do you determine which one you should use?  Below, Natures Garden will look at 10 face mask recipes and their ingredients to help you decide.  So, whether you are looking for a facial mask to help with acne, to pull out blackheads, or to help give you a glowing complexion, we are here to help.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Key Ingredients

First, let’s look at a few ingredients used in a homemade facial mask recipe.  While there are many combinations that can be used in these recipes, there are a few key ingredients needed to formulate a facial mask recipe.  Of course, you need a cosmetic clay.  This is will help your mask harden.  You have several options but we will look at each one below.  You will notice, each of our recipes will include vegetable glycerin.  Glycerin is used to help pull moisture back into your skin.  A facial mask can help pull impurities out of your skin but it also can pull moisture from your skin.  It is important to use an ingredient that will put that lost moisture back into your skin.  So, let’s look at these two ingredients a little closer.

Vegetable GlycerinKey Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  Humectants will draw moisture to your skin.  This will help leave your skin moisturized and not dry.  It is a thick, clear, odorless liquid.  Vegetable Glycerin is very thick in consistency.  It is not only used in facial masks but also soap making, lotion making, and other household items.

Key Ingredients: Cosmetic Clays

There are several choices when looking at cosmetic clay.  Below, we will take a closer look at each one.  We will also talk about each one.

 Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay

Bentonite clay, also known as sodium bentonite, is beige green in color. When water is added it will give your products a glide.  In cosmetic recipes, it will help to remove toxins and impurities.

 

 Dead Sea Clay PowderDead Sea Clay

Dead Sea clay will provide your skin with rich nutrients.  It is rich in iron, aluminum, potassium, and calcium.  It also helps to remove toxins and dead skin cells.

 

 French Green Clay PowderFrench Green Clay

French green clay naturally has minerals that will help nourish your skin.  When used in a homemade facial mask, it will help remove impurities as it dries.  French Green Clay also helps to shrink the size of your pores as it dries.

 

 Kaolin White Clay PowderKaolin White Clay

Kaolin Clay is white clay that is a great option for sensitive skin.  It is most often used in makeups.  However, just like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin by removing toxins.

 

 Red Moroccan Clay PowderRed Moroccan Clay

Red Moroccan Clay powder is another great clay for homemade facial mask recipes.  It will help remove impurities from the skin. It also will help shrink the size of your pores.  However, it is also very moisturizing for your skin.

 

 Rhassoul Clay PowderRhassoul Clay

Rhassoul clay is another popular clay for facial mask recipes.  It contains a wide range of skin-loving minerals like sodium silicon, iron, potassium, magnesium.  These minerals help not only cleanse the skin but also tone the skin.  Rhassoul clay is used in many luxury spas to help with the reduction of pore size, and to help remove dead skin cells smoothing the skin.

 Rose Clay PowderRose Clay

Rose clay is another great option for sensitive skin. It contains many skin loving minerals.  It also helps to pull toxins from your skin.  In addition, it helps to increase circulation, it helps with skin irritation, and finally to reduce inflammation.

 

Key Ingredients: Herbs

The great thing about creating your own products is that you get to choose what goes in them.  Why not use natural ingredients to help your skin.  Herbs make a wonderful addition to facial mask recipes.  So, you can choose the herb or herbs to fit the type of facial mask you are creating.  There really are so many options.  You can read about some of the benefits of each one and choose the herb that fits your needs best in our cosmetic herb classes.  Then, infuse them into your homemade facial mask recipe.

 

Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Now, let’s look at our first recipe, the activated charcoal mask recipes.  So, this recipe contains vitamin E and vegetable glycerin, but what makes it truly unique is the addition of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is a detoxifier.  It will cleanse and detoxify your skin.

Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Next, the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe contains both beet root powder and hibiscus powder.  Beet root powder contains high levels of nutrients including B vitamins and vitamin C.  It also contains potassium and magnesium.

Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

The Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe uses organic cocoa powder.  Indulge in a sweet treat without the calories.  The organic cocoa powder contains caffeine which is actually beneficial for the skin.

Firming Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Firming Facial Mask Recipe

The firming facial mask recipe uses the addition of hibiscus powder.  Hibiscus powder is called a natural Botox by some.  So, it will help smooth wrinkles, tone the skin, and right acne.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

The Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe uses both alfalfa powder and spirulina powder.  This is a fun St Patrick’s Day recipe.  The spirulina powder gives the face mask a green color.  In addition, the alfalfa gives the mask additional cleansing and purifying properties.

Pumpkin Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

The pumpkin facial mask recipe uses pumpkin seed powder.  Pumpkin seed powder is used for its anti-aging properties.  It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  It also has skin softening properties.

Refreshing Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

The refreshing facial mask recipe is probably our most popular face mask recipe.  In fact, it both peppermint powder and peppermint leaf.  The mask is infused with peppermint which provides a cooling effect.  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and relieved.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe: Soothing Facial Mask Recipe

Now, the Soothing Facial Mask is the perfect way to soothe your skin and promote healthy cell regeneration.  This is due to the addition of comfrey root.  In addition, it contains chamomile which is great for softening the skin and is fabulous for wrinkles.  Burdock root is added due to its treatment of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  Finally, it contains dandelion root which is great for age spots and skin blemishes as well.

Turmeric Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Turmeric Facial Mask Recipe

Finally, we have a turmeric facial mask recipe.  What is so special about turmeric? First, it helps your skin glow and look healthy.  In addition, it is a wonderful anti aging herb, great for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.  Lastly, some have found it to heal and help with dry skin.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Creating a Facial Mask

So, we have talked about a few of the key ingredients.  We have also talked about some of the recipes that we have formulated.  Now, let’s talk about creating a facial mask.   Well, there are a couple of options here.  First, you have to decide if you want to use a preservative.  A preservative is important anytime there is a presence of water in a product that will be stored, like in a facial mask.  A preservative is going to prevent bacteria.  Other ingredients, like vitamin E, may work as antioxidants, but antioxidants do not stop the growth of bacteria.  They simply slow oxidation.  So, preservatives are needed to prevent bacteria growth.

Now, some do not want to use preservatives in their products.  Well, you do have another option.  You can very easily mix your powdered ingredients such as your clay and powdered herbs together.  Then, place this mixture in a jar.  Separately, place vegetable glycerin in a bottle.  You can then sell the jar and bottle as set along with mixing instructions. Not only does this option allow you to exclude a preservative, but there are also a couple other benefits.  It is also a quick product to make.  Finally, it will have a much longer shelf life.  You can see an example of a facial mask created like this in the activated charcoal face mask recipe.  However, those that want to mix their facial mask ahead of time so there is no mixing needed, you can see how to do this in the refreshing facial mask recipe.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Using Your Facial Mask

Once you have formulated your facial mask recipe to yours, or your customer’s skin type, it is time to use it.  So, at this time, if needed mix the facial mask according to the instructions.  Then, simply apply a layer to your face.  Allow the mask to harden before removing it using warm water.

 

Note: Natures Garden sells our clays and herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all clays and 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.

 

Nov
24

French Green Clay


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french green clayFrench Green Clay

Hello all you wonderful people out there! Are you looking for a new idea for new crafts and projects to try? Or maybe some new products for every day use? Well, have you ever tried any projects with clay? French Green clay specifically? This awesome product will make a great gift or surprise for all of your friends and family! It is sure to leave them and your customers coming back again and again! French Green clay is amazing and has so many wonderful uses, just read on to find out!

Illite Clay, better known as French Green Clay is mined from quarries. The quarries can be anywhere from 100 to thousands of feet! It is found in Wyoming, Montana, China, and many European countries including of course, France! French Green Clay includes many elements that are very important for your health such as magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, silicon, calcium, manganese, selenium, iron, dolomite, copper, silica, and potassium. Did you know that French Green Clay is sometimes also called “marine clay?” This is because the quarries it is mined from are actually found sometimes in ancient marine beds!

French Green Clay has a very high absorption rate and is awesome at working to detoxify the body. It can be used in many common bath and body products such as soaps, bath bombs, feet deodorizing treatments and even mineral baths. French Green Clay actually contains decomposed plant material which makes the clay very healthy and nutritious for the skin. It has many medicinal benefits for the skin such as being used in soap recipes to help cleanse and exfoliate the skin. It also helps to relieve sunburn, shrink the size of pores, remove any impurities from the skin, stimulate blood flow and it also gives the skin a nice glow. French Green Clay has even more medicinal benefits though! It can detoxify the body of harmful toxins that cause digestive problems, headaches, fatigue and even food allergies. This clay has even been used as a treatment for salmonella and a disease that causes stomach ulcers called Buruli Ulcer. (Buruli Ulcer eats away at the fatty tissue in the stomach, which causes the ulcers.) Really, how much more awesome could this clay be for you?

Are you wondering how you can get your hands on this fantastic product as soon as possible? Well, all you have to do is type “french green” into the search bar on our website and it will take you right to our page for French Green Clay. But wait just a second, because this products gets even better! We offer many free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our Refreshing Face Mask and our Soothing Facial Mask are both made with French Green Clay! These amazing recipes are sure to be a perfect gift for this holiday season! They are sure to help everyone you know relax and wind down from the stress of the holidays! Please contact us with any thoughts or concerns you have, and don’t forget to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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