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Sep
27

What is Red Clover Good For?


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What is Red Clover Good For?What is Red Clover Good For?

What is red clover good for? This fantastic wholesale herb has all kinds of benefits for your entire body. You can use the Natures Garden herb to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. This cosmetic ingredient is sure to provide you with some wonderful benefits for both the inside and outside of your body. Also, you can use this herb to create an herbal red clover tea. This tea has some known benefits for the body, as well. So, there are all kinds of benefits for your when used in cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in learning more about the potential benefits, then continue reading this cosmetic blog to learn even more!

What is Red Clover Good For?: Growing ConditionsWhat is Red Clover Good For?: Growing Conditions

Not only are there herbal benefits provided by these beautiful flowers, but the red clover plants can actually be quite beneficial to farming. There are many farmers that will use this herb as a cover crop, which means that it will protect the soil. Further, this herb can help to replenish the nitrogen in the soil. So, planting red clover will promote better health for the next years crop. Although there are other similar plants that will grow faster, produce more, and provide more nitrogen, this plant can be grown in many more soil types and weather conditions. So, the reason why this plant may be preferred  in many regions of the United States is that it can be grown anywhere corn is grown.

You will want to be sure to plant your clover by early spring. This will allow you to have approximately three harvests. For the seeds, you will need to make sure that the soil has a pH between 6 and 7.  Although you can add limestone to raise the pH, you won’t be able to plant if the soil is above 7 and too basic. Also, you will want to plant the seeds a quarter inch deep into soil that is well draining. If you want to enrich the soil, then you can add some phosphorous. Further, these clovers will prefer to have either full sun or partial shade.

Once the seedlings are planted, the plant will take about seven days to sprout. Then, the plant will develop into about 40 to 60 days. After, you are ready to harvest these wonderful herbs!  You can either use this crop for farming or you can simply grow red clovers for the decoration or as well as herbal purposes, too.

What is Red Clover Good For?: Red Clover Benefits for SkinWhat is Red Clover Good For?: Red Clover Benefits for Skin and Hair

There are all kinds of reasons to add the red clover herb to your bath and body recipes. This herb can be used whole or used to create an herbal infusion. Of course, this cosmetic herb has benefits for your skin. So, adding this to homemade lotions or soap making recipes will leave your skin soft and youthful. Plus, this flower herb has some beneficial properties for your hair, too. Adding this herb in your shampoo or other hair care recipes will lead to stronger, healthier hair. If you are interested in using this cosmetic herb, then you may want to check out exactly how it  can benefit your body.

What is Red Clover Good For?: Red Clover Uses

First, you can use the red clover herb to nourish your skin. So, you can use this cosmetic herb to reduce issues due to eczema or psoriasis. Also, this herb can be useful for burns, minor cuts, or skin sores. In fact, this herb can help your skin heal faster. Further, you can use this cosmetic herb to create fantastic bath and body recipes. So, you can use this herb to reduce signs of aging, as this herb contains nutrients that are beneficial to the skin.

These nutrients help maintain the keratin in the skin and leave you with a youthful appearance. Also, there are substances called isoflavones that act very similarly to estrogen. Further, these estrogen-like substances in this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and increasing elasticity. Plus, you can use the red clove herb to improve dry skin. Also, you can use this herb cosmetically to help with acne and other breakouts.

Additionally, you can add this dried herb to you handmade hair care products. If you add this herb to cosmetic products for your scalp, then you are in for some fantastic benefits!  For instance, this herb is perfect for reducing dandruff. Also, you can reduce you likelihood of scalp infections. Furthermore, this herb contains nutrients that will promote fast, healthy hair growth. So, this cosmetic herb will leave you hair feeling silky soft and looking absolutely stunning.

What is Red Clover Good For?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Red Clover Good For?: Medicinal Uses

Not only does this cosmetic herb have benefits for the outside of the body, but the red clover herb is thought to have health benefits as well. You can use this herb to help provide you with fantastic nutrients. Further, this cosmetic herb will provide you with health benefits that may be useful for helping with certain conditions. So, you will absolutely want to try out the red clover to promote your health. If you are interested in learning even more about the benefits this herb can have for your health, then check out the potential benefits this herb has for your body.

What is Red Clover Good For?: Medicinal Benefits

Some women will use this wholesale herb to help deal with symptoms that come along with menopause. This herb can be useful for reducing hot flashes. Also, the red clover herb can help reduce breast pain or tenderness. Further, this herb can even be useful for dealing with menstruation. Some people have even found that this herb can help deal with PMS, or premenstrual syndrome. Also, you can use this herb to help with other hormonal conditions, as this herb contains estrogen and can be used to help balance your hormones.

Further, this cosmetic herb can be used to reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate. So, using this cosmetic herb can help reduce night time urination as well as promoting a good urine flow rate. Plus, adding more red clover to your diet will help promote a positive prostate size. Also, you can use this herb to help boost your immune system with vitamin C. The nutrients in this botanical herb are thought to be useful for stimulating white blood cells. So, this herb can help your body defend its self from all kinds of illnesses. Additionally, this cosmetic herb can be useful for detoxifying the body. This cosmetic herb can be useful as a diuretic, which can help remove toxins.

What is Red Clover Good For?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Red Clover Good For?: Food and Beverages

Of course, there are all kinds of fantastic reasons that will make you want to add this cosmetic herb to your typical diet. You can gain many of these medicinal benefits just by simply adding this lovely herb to the food you normally eat. Plus, there are all kinds ways that you can incorporate this herb into your diet. If you are interested in learning about some fun and unique recipes, then you will certainly want to check out some of these recipes for scrumptious food and beverages.

What is Red Clover Good For?: Types of Food and Beverages

Also, you can include the red clover herb in some great food and beverage recipes. Many people would describe the taste of this herb as being pleasant. Some people will think that the herb has a common legume taste, which is similar to a bean. So, you can include this herb in all kinds of typical dinner recipes. One way that you can use this cosmetic herb is to create some Red Clover Meatballs from Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. These scrumptious meatballs perfectly incorporate the wonderful health benefits of this herb. Further, this recipe is perfect for creating a nutritious and delicious dinner!

Additionally, you can use this wholesale herb to create beverage recipes, too. In fact, the beverage recipes are just as beneficial and even easier to create! First if all,you can create a beneficial tea with the red clover herb. If you are looking for some tips on making an herbal tea, then check out the recipe for making red clover tea below. Also, there are some other beverage recipes that you can create with this lovely herb. One fun beverage recipe that you can include this herb in is the Red Clover Lemonade from Green Child. This simple lemonade recipe uses a few simple ingredients to create a refreshing and herbal drink!

What is Red Clover Good For?: Other UsesWhat is Red Clover Good For?: Other Uses

One benefit of this cosmetic herb is that it can be useful for promoting female fertility. This cosmetic herb can be made into a tea and used to help promote fertility. This cosmetic herb is thought to be useful as it is full of estrogen. So, this herb may be able to promote you reproductive functions. This home remedy is especially useful for women with low levels of estrogen, as this herb can help make you hormone levels more regular. Also, there are some people that use this cosmetic herb for helping reduce the chance of cancer. It is thought that this herb can be useful for reducing the possibility of uterus and breast cancer. Additionally, some people will use this cosmetic herb to help with weight loss along with their regular diet and exercise.

What is Red Clover Good For?: How to Make Red Clover Tea

If you are interested in the medicinal benefits of the red clover herb, then you will definitely want to try out some scrumptious red clover tea. The Red Clover Tea article from The Right Tea has everything you will need to know about this herbal tea. In this recipe, you can learn even more about all the health benefits. Also, you can learn more about the purposes for the tea, which include heart health, blood purifying, and other benefits! Also, you can get a bit more into the potential risks of this herb. Furthermore, this article even has a simple recipe for making refreshing clover tea, which includes other herbs, like burdock, mint or lemon, that pair absolutely perfectly with this fantastic cosmetic herb!

What is Red Clover Good For?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat is Red Clover Good For?: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any more questions about this cosmetic herb or any other of the Natures Garden herbs, then please feel free to reach out to us. You can find us in the store, on the phone, and online. Of course you can always reach out to us in the store or on the phone help line, but our social media page is another easy way to reach out. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on our Instagram and Twitter accounts. Not only can you reach out on our social media for help and advice, but you can share your own creations and share your ideas with like minded craft makers . We hope to hear from you soon and wish you the best with creating your very own unique bath and body creations!

What is Red Clover Good For?: A Note About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells the cosmetic herbs, like the Red Clover herb, for external use only. We do not sell our cosmetic herbs as food items. The information that we provide is only for educational purposes. Further, the information that we provide  in this blog is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Further, this information on red clover has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all 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.

Sep
05

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe


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Rose Bath Bomb RecipeRose Bath Bomb Recipe

If you want to learn how to make pretty rose petal bath bombs, then this is the perfect cosmetic blog for you! The Rose Bath Bomb Recipe from Natures Garden uses real cosmetic herbs to create a beautiful bath bomb recipe that will pamper your whole body. First, the scent of the dried rose petals and the enticing Burgundy Rose Fragrance will indulge your senses in a romantic and elegant aroma. Further, the properties of the rose petals can be useful for soothing and nourishing the skin. So, this bath and body recipe is perfect for a nice, relaxing bath that can help temporarily take you away from the common stresses of life.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Not only does this bath bomb use romantic rose petals, but this bath and body recipe continues this wonderful feeling with the aroma of our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is pure romanticism, luxury, and culture blended to create this luxurious aroma. This scent starts with notes of fresh white floral nuances, which is enhance by the aroma of the true aroma of the red rose petals. These notes are blended with exquisite burgundy wine and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. 

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Jojoba Oil
Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil
Rose Bud and Petals Red Whole
Bentonite Clay Powder
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

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

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

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil
3 grams of the Rose Bud and Petals Red Whole
18 grams of the Jojoba Oil

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin working on your rose bath bomb recipe you may want to make a few preparations. First, make sure that you have all of the ingredients and equipment that you’re going to need for this recipe. Further, you may want to clean your equipment to make sure it is ready to use. Second, you will need to clear and clean a space for you to work. This can be a table, counter top, or any surface that provides enough room to create these bath bombs. Lastly, you will want to add some witch hazel to the spray bottle, as you will need this towards the end of the bath bomb recipe.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Create the Dry Ingredient MixtureRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Create the Dry Ingredient Mixture

First, you are going to want to prepare all of the dry ingredients. So, grab one of the medium mixing bowls and a scale. You will need to weigh out 300 grams of the Citric Acid
and 600 grams of the Baking Soda. Additionally, you will need to include an herb powder. So, weigh 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder and add it to the mixture.

After all of these cosmetic ingredients are added to the bowl, you will need to mix them together well. So, you will need to use a gloved hand to blend everything together evenly. Also, make sure that you break up all the clumps that may have formed. Once everything is evenly mixed, you can set this bowl aside and move on to the next step.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you will need to prepare the wet ingredients for this recipe. So, you will need another medium mixing bowl. Then, you will need to add the cosmetic oil and the fragrance oil. First, measure 18 grams of the Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil and add it to the bowl. Then, weigh and add the 18 grams of the Jojoba Oil. After these two lovely ingredients are added to the bowl you can move on to the next step.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Combine the Wet and Dry IngredientsRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Combine the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now you are ready to combine both the wet and dry ingredient mixtures. Once you add your oils to the dry ingredients you will need to mix everything together. So, use a gloved hand to fully incorporate all of the ingredients. Again, make sure to break up any clumps that form. Once the ingredients are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture, you can set the bowl aside and move on to the next step in the process.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Herb

Next, you are going to be working with the red rose buds and petals. For this recipe we are going to add the herb to one end of the recipe and not have any rose petals mixed into the bath bomb dough mixture. Since we are going to have the rose petals in one place in the bath bomb, we are going to add this herb to the bath bomb mold first. So, you will need to put a pinch of the  dried rose buds herb into each of the six bath bomb mold halves. 

One thing to pay attention to is that the bath bomb molds have a top and a bottom. So, you will want to be sure that you choose the same side from each of your bath bomb molds, which means that they will all look the exact same. This is important to make sure that you don’t mess up the half and half appearance. Otherwise, you could end up with a bath bomb that doesn’t have any of this cosmetic herb.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Bath Bomb Mixture

Now, you are ready to prepare the bath bomb mixture for the bath bomb molds wholesale. So, you will begin spraying the mixture with your bottle of witch hazel. As you spray the mixture you will need to mix everything together with gloved hands. This will ensure that the witch hazel is being full incorporated and help prevent one area from getting sprayed too much. If you add too much of this ingredient at one time, then you can end up accidentally activating your other ingredients in the bowl. This can hinder the performance of your bath bombs so you will want to be careful and spray slowly. You will know that you can stop once the mixture reaches a certain consistency. Once the mixture gets to be the consistency of crumbly dough, you can move on to the next step.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb Molds

After, you are ready to fill your bath bomb molds. So, take the half of the molds with the rose petals. You will need to pack the dough mixture into the bath bomb tightly. Once all six of these molds are filled, you can move on to filling the other half of the mold. Again, you will need to pack the mixture into the mold very tightly. This will ensure that the ingredients stick together and that the bath bomb holds its shape after being removed from the mold. Once all the ingredients are packed into the molds, you are ready to move on to the last step in making your bath bombs.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing Up the Bath Bombs

Finally, you are nearly done with your homemade bath bomb recipe. Now, you will need to combine the two halves of each bath bomb mold. So, lightly spray each half with witch hazel. One half should have the dried rosebuds in it and the other should be just white bath bomb. Then, you can press the two halves together until that mold snaps shut. Once the mold is going to stay shit, you can set the bath bomb in a place where it can set up completely. Now, you will need to repeat this step with all the bath bomb mold halves. After, you should have six bath bombs that are setting up. This part of the process can take anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. It all depends on the humidity level that day and the typical levels of your climate.

However, you will know that your bath bombs are set up once they have completely hardened. At this point they are finally ready to use! So, you can pop the bath bombs out of the mold and use them right then for a lovely bath experience. Also, you can use you bath bomb packaging ideas to prepare them for storage. Alternatively, you can leave the bath bomb in the mold until it is ready to be used.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Buds and Petals in CosmeticsRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Buds and Petals in Cosmetics

Of course, one of the greatest benefits of adding this wonderful herb to your bath bomb recipe is the benefits for the body. This herb is known to have antiseptic, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, and even more great benefits that you can utilize in your products for skin care.

First, this cosmetic herb has been used to help promote relaxation. Also, this cosmetic herb is thought to have benefits for the skin, too. The rose petals have shown to help fight acne break outs with antibacterial properties as well as reduce redness with its anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, this cosmetic herb may be useful for moisturizing the skin and soothing dry, irritated skin.

Check out our wholesale rose petals and all the fun recipes we have created with this cosmetic herb on the Rose Buds & Petals Red page of the Natures Garden site!

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Buds and Petals Medicinal

While our herbs can only be used to create cosmetics, many people will use rose petals to create an herbal tea. The rose petal tea can be used to help with treating chest, abdominal, and  menstrual pains. Also, this herb can be used to help promote healthy digestion, too. Some even say that this lovely herb can be used as a mild laxative. Plus, some have found that drinking rose tea can be useful for providing the body with a boost to the immune system. So, this herbal tea may be beneficial for keeping yourself healthy by soothing a sore throat, a cold, and the flu. Additionally, some people will use this cosmetic herb to reduce their stress and anxiety. This herb is thought to help calm your mind and promote a more positive mood.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: History of Roses

There are so many benefits for using roses throughout your life. So, it makes sense that this lovely floral herb has a large presence in history. If you want to learn a bit about different ways this botanical herb was involved in human history, then check out History of Roses from The Flower Expert.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to UsRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to Us

If you have any questions regarding this cosmetic recipe or any other recipes, then you can reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is through social media. We have a Facebook page. Also you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only are these platforms perfect for asking us questions, but it can keep you in the loop on fun things, like brand new cosmetic recipes!

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Note About Our Herbs

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

Jul
09

Green Tea Benefits


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Green Tea BenefitsGreen Tea Benefits

Many people enjoy drinking green tea, but the taste isn’t all that this tea is good for. In fact, there are many green tea benefits that you can enjoy in your various products. Just drinking green tea have some wonderful benefits for your body. Plus, you can even use green tea to provide benefits that make it perfect to add combine with bath and body supplies and create some fantastic products. Both our Green Tea Powder and our Green Tea Leaves Cut and Sifted from Natures Garden are perfect for creating wonderful homemade bath and body recipes. Plus, you can combine these herbs with other flower and herb powders that can be used as wonderful soap making supplies. So, let’s get into some of the amazing benefits that people can have from this wonderful cosmetic herb.

Green Tea Benefits: Growing ConditionsGreen Tea Benefits: Growing Conditions

Although green tea plants will grow best in areas that are considered zone 7, you can grow this plant in colder areas, too. All you have to do is put your tea plant in a pot and bring it in during the winter. This plant can survive down to about 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you can transfer your plant to larger pots as it grows. You will know when it is time if you see that the roots begin to push out of the drain holes in the bottom. Your green tea plant will prefer soil that drains well, like a light sandy or medium loamy soil. Further, these plants like soil that is acidic that has a pH between 4.5 and 6. Also, your plant will prefer to be in either full or partial shade.

Once your plant is thriving, you can start thinking about harvesting your tea leaves. You will want to use the young tender tea leaves. So, pick a new shoot with only a few leaves on it. For best results, you may want a new shoot with about two or three leaves on it. Typically, you will be able to harvest your tea leaves in the summer. Later, the plant will bloom to produce pretty flowers, this will happen between September and November. While these blooms are quite pretty, they aren’t all that great for making green tea. So, you may want to store some for after green tea season.

Green Tea Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many benefits that you can have from bringing green tea into your life. You can use this as a regular tea to provide your insides with all kinds of benefits. Also, you could use green tea to create all kinds of yummy foods. Another fun option is to create fun bath and body creations that you can use to care for your skin and hair. So, check out all the amazing benefits that you can use to pamper your body from head to toe.

GGreen Tea Benefits: Bath and Body Productsreen Tea Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Creating homemade bath and body products is great for making easy crafts for adults that produce some amazing results. One option for incorporating green tea into your products is adding the powdered herb directly into your products. Also, you could use our whole green tea cut and sifted to create a tea to use in the water phase of your cosmetic recipes. This homemade tea can be added to many recipes. You can also infuse green tea into the oils you are using in your recipe. Another option for you is to add the whole herb directly into your cosmetic recipes. Adding the whole green tea leaves will provide the regular benefits of green tea along with some light exfoliation for your skin. This could be useful for creating homemade scrub recipes. Now that we have options for incorporating this herb, let’s look at some of the potential benefits.

Green Tea Benefits: Bath and Body Product Benefits

First, this cosmetic herb has been found to be useful for skin complexion. A study had been done with green tea that revealed this herb can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Not only does this herbal tea help your complexion, but it can be used to reduce circles or puffy under eyes. This is because green tea contains antioxidants and an astringent that can help shrink the blood vessels. So, you may want to create a lotion soap, or other bath and body product. Also, this herb would be perfect for making bath bombs, as you can soak in the rejuvenating herb as you relax in the tub.

Another great benefit of this herb is that it has been known to help reduce breakouts of acne and pimples. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are both thought to be useful for fighting acne. These properties are thought to fight the bacteria that cause acne and reduce the redness and inflammation, too. Further, it is thought that the catechins in this tea can be used to help regulate hormone imbalances. So, creating an acne soap recipe with green tea would be a great idea!

Green Tea Benefits: Natures Garden Bath and Body Recipes

We incorporated our green tea cut and sifted herb to add some refreshing, soothing properties to our Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe. We included this herb because green tea is popular for homemade sunburn remedies. First, the anti-inflammatory properties will help to reduce the redness and pain. Further, some have found that this herb is effective for reducing your risk of skin cancer or tumors due to UV sunlight. So, green tea is an amazing way to care for your skin after a sunburn and makes a perfect addition to our recipe for sunburn relief.

Green Tea Benefits: Food and BeveragesGreen Tea Benefits: Food and Beverages

The taste of green tea is often bittersweet, but the taste can vary slightly. This variation depends on the growing conditions, processing methods, and harvesting methods. Most often, people will use these leaves to create a tea. This practice is so common that the herb has been called green tea. However, there are other ways that people will use this herb. This includes adding it into their food recipes, as this herb can be a delicious flavor for some meal recipes, like the Green Tea Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. Another delicious example is all of the green tea themed dessert recipes on this Green Tea Food Recipes board on Pinterest, which is full of all kinds of ideas for green tea recipes.

Green Tea Benefits: Medicinal UsesGreen Tea Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Green Tea was one of the many herbs included in traditional Chinese medicine. The natural flavor was said to have cooling properties, which can be used to refresh the mind and promote a positive, alert mental state. Plus, it was thought that this tea will quench your thirst, promote body fluid production, and lead to good digestion. Also, some green tea would be good for a cold, as it has been thought to cool the body and clear phlegm. Plus, it was thought that this tea could flush out toxic evils, as it would flush the body by promoting urination and bowel movements. Some of the traditional benefits that have been studied were immune and cardiac health. First, it was found that green tea contains polyphenols, which can reduce oxidative stress. and prevent oxidation of bad cholesterol. Further, another study on these polyphenols were linked to reduced abnormal cell growth.

Green Tea Benefits: More Medicinal Uses

Also, green tea has been known to kill bad bacteria. So, this tea is thought to help lower your risk of infection and possibly help reduce the length of illnesses. Plus, these properties are beneficial for promoting good oral health. The tea is thought to kill the bad bacteria in the mouth that are responsible for forming plaque and creating cavities. Further, the properties in this herb are thought to help reduce bone loss.

Some people will try green tea to help reduce their chance of cancer. There are properties in this tea that can help protect your cells from oxidation damage. This kind of damage can damage cells and lead to the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. A few studies were done that found a correlation between drinking green tea and having a reduced risk of certain cancers.

Additionally, green tea has been thought to promote brain health. A study on green tea found that the polyphenols were able to boost the amount of available dopamine in the brain, which promotes a positive mood. Further, these chemicals were found to help regulate insulin in the brain by enhancing the sensitivity for it in the brain. Also, some studies have linked green tea to a reduced risk of certain brain diseases common in old age. These diseases include both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Since Parkinson’s disease involves the death of dopamine producing neurons, an herb that promotes the production of dopamine from other cells could be beneficial. Also, EGCG was found to help protect your brain from forming the plaques that are thought to cause Alzhemer’s disease.

Green Tea Benefits: Other UsesGreen Tea Benefits: Other Uses

Another benefit of green tea is that it can help you stay awake. Many people prefer to drink tea instead of coffee, as it doesn’t provide the same “jittery” feeling that coffee can. Although green tea does naturally contain some caffeine, it has a much lower concentration than coffee. So, this is a more gentle way to wake yourself up in the morning. Furthermore, there is a chemical in green tea called theanine, which can provide a calming effect. So, you may be able to use tea to have a calm, alert feeling without the nervous jitters.

Additionally, green tea contains chemicals that are useful for reducing anxiety. This tea contains L-theanine, which has been found to increase leaves of dopamine and improve positive mental function. Also, there have been studies that like green tea to weight loss. It is thought that this tea can help to reduce appetite. Further, there have been mixed results on the EGCG, a powerful antioxidant, in green tea being able to promote weight loss.

Green Tea Benefits: Boseong Green Tea Fields

Anyone that is a really big fan of green tea will want to hear about the Boseong Green Tea Fields. These Green Tea Fields in Korea are absolutely stunning and you can stroll through the beautiful landscape, stop at souvenir shops, or even try green tea ice cream. If you want to hear about a tea lover’s actual experience, then check out Boseong Green Tea Fields: Everything You Need To Know To Visit. Not only does she show pictures and share her experience, but she provides tips for travel and other nearby destinations to visit for anyone that is interested in going!

Green Tea Benefits: Ask Us Any QuestionsGreen Tea Benefits: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you learned something new about green tea from our natural cosmetic blog. Also, you can use this botanical herb along with some of our other herbs and spices to create some amazing bath and body recipes. If you have any other questions about this wholesale herb or any other, then reach out and ask us. You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, or online. You can easily find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

Green Tea Benefits: Reminder About All Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Green Tea Powder and our Green Tea Leaves Cut and Sifted, for external use only. Although other suppliers may sell green tea that is food grade, we do not sell our herbs as food items. So, the information that we provide about our herbs is only for educational purposes. We do not intend for you to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. Make sure that you keep your herbs out of reach of any children or pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our various herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with these herbs. All product testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
31

White Sage Uses


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white sageWhite Sage was considered a Holy herb by the American Indians who used it for smudging ceremonies, for bathing, for deodorant, and for medicinal purposes.  Natures Garden sells our white sage for external applications only, but in the following article, we will discuss how this wonderful herb has been used throughout history.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice; consult your doctor before using any herbs for treatment purposes. We provide this data for educational purposes only.    

White Sage (Salvia apiana) is an evergreen shrub that grows to 4-5 feet in height.  White sage grows well in climates that provide lots of sunlight, well-drained soil, mild winters, and little water.  Over-watering white sage can kill the plant. The leaves of white sage contain essential oils and resins that provide a wonderful aroma when rubbed together.  White sage’s scientific name is salvia apiana (apiana refers to the fact that bees are attracted to this plant); salvia means salvation.

The American Indians referred to white sage as the king of all sages, and frequently used this herb for medicinal and ceremonial purposes.  In fact, it is believed that the term “Holy Smoke” originated from the American Indians “smudging” white sage to rid people and places of unwanted evil spirits, and to protect themselves from those spirits.  In addition, they believe that the smoke of sage attaches itself to negative energy found within a person, and removes it from their body.   

White sage is still used today for smudging purposes.  The smudging process involves lighting the tips of dried sage leaves, blowing them out, and allowing the smoke to escape into the air.  Smudging is typically done using a sage wand (smudge stick), but loose white sage leaves can be used instead.  Sage wands are sage leaves wrapped tightly together.  To burn a smudge stick, light the tip of a few leaves and blow it out.  You can either wave the stick in air or place stick in a fire-safe container that contains salt or sand. The salt or sand will allow the smudge stick to stand erect while burning. To extinguish the smudge stick, place smoking end of the stick into the salt or sand and smolder. The smoke created from burning sage produces a calming effect on those who inhale it.  (Always use caution when burning sage, as anything that is on fire can potentially catch other things on fire.  Also, keep anything that is burning away from children and pets).

In addition to smudging, white sage may be used for topical applications by preparing teas, poultices, and/or oil infusions.  White sage is used in these applications because it has anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, calming, deodorizing, and healing properties.  White sage contains diterpenoids, which are compounds which have been shown to fight bacterial infections, and reduce allergy symptoms.  It also contains cineole, which acts as an anti-inflammatory/anti-bacterial agent.  Tannic acid content provides anti-fungal properties.  Sage is also used as an antipyretic; used as a sweat bath to reduce fever. White sage has a calming effect on the body and soul.  This is likely due to its miltirone content (a compound which performs similar to valium to reduce anxiety).  Finally, white sage contains phytoestrogens, which are compounds very similar to the female hormone estrogen.  Herbalists have used white sage to help treat the hot flashes that accompany menopause.

 

White sage tea is prepared by steeping sage leaves in hot water.  Care is taken not to add white sage leaves to boiling water, as boiling water will destroy some of its medicinal value.  Once this tea is made, it can be used to make natural lotions and creams, soap, and hair care products.  The American Indians used white sage tea as a “soapless” shampoo.  Since white sage has deodorant qualities, sage tea can be used as a fabulous hair rinse that leaves your hair soft and manageable.  Sage tea can be used in place of plain water to make wonderful homemade soaps.  Natural lotions and creams can also be made using white sage tea in place of plain water.  This tea can also be added directly to your bathtub for a relaxing herbal bath.  Due to its tannic acid content (which has anti-fungal properties), white sage tea can be used as a foot bath to treat athlete’s foot.  White sage tea can also be used as a refreshing, natural vaginal deodorant.

White sage can be infused into oils to make fabulous massage oils, ointments, body butters, salves, lip balms, ect.  To prepare a white sage oil infusion, crush 1 cup dried white sage into 16 oz. olive oil (or another light oil such as sweet almond oil or sunflower oil), warm it gently in a double boiler for about 1 hour covered, pour the solution (including the herbs) into a jar and lid.  Allow this to set for 4-6 weeks; strain and use.  Your oil infusion will have a shelf life of about 1 year.  This white sage oil infusion can be used to make soaps, lotions, massage oils, ointments, salves, deodorants, creams, lip balms, scrubs, and other body products.

Finally, it is reported that white sage can be used internally (in small amounts) in the form of a tea for an array of medicinal treatments. Never should sage essential oil be ingested.  Before ingesting any type of herbs, you should consult with your doctor first. Herbalists use white sage as a tea, for soothing sore throats, for relaxation, for hormonal imbalances, for diarrhea, for indigestion, for ulcers, and for treating congestion in the respiratory tract.  Since white sage is a natural deodorant, it can be used to make natural douches.

White sage contains a compound known as thujone. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this compound increases your heart rate and causes mental confusion. It can also lead to vomiting, restlessness and kidney complications when used in excess. Hence, you should exercise caution when using white sage.

A study performed at the University of Arizona in 1991 demonstrated that Salvia apiana has potential antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Candida brassicae.   It was also published in March 2005 in “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine” that scientists at the University of Southern California found white sage to contain eucalyptol, or cineole.  This compound is known to kill bacteria and can help clear a sinus infection.