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Jan
28

Herbs for Luck and Success


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Herbs for Luck and SuccessHerbs for Luck and Success

If you are looking to create scented crafts for St. Patrick’s Day, then these wholesale herbs may be a perfect place to start. You can use wholesale cosmetic herbs to create nourishing cosmetic recipes that have been said to bring luck too! This blog will share various cosmetic herbs that have been known in lore to be great herbs for luck and success.

Not only can you use these fortunate herbs to bring good luck, but these cosmetic herbs can be used to benefit your homemade bath and body recipes! Many of these herbs have beneficial properties for the skin and body. Whether you would like to try out our cosmetic recipes or create your own lucky scented craft recipes, you will be sure to find some beneficial herbs to include! So, anyone that wants to create cosmetic recipes infused with good fortune will want to start with one of these wholesale herbs.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Chamomile Flowers HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Chamomile Flowers Herb

One lucky herb that you can enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day is the Chamomile Flowers German Herb and the Chamomile Flowers German Powder. Many people attribute properties of purification and protection to this lovely cosmetic herb. Further, many civilizations have used this lucky flower in their lives to promote good fortune in various ways. Egyptian mythology states this cosmetic herb was associated with the god of the sun. Not only did Egyptian people use this herb to treat illnesses, but they included chamomile in the mummification process to protect the dead. Further, these ancient people have used herb on plants in an attempt to bring back plants that weren’t doing well. In the southern states of America, a flower crown many of chamomile is considered to bring new love or other good luck. Also, some gamblers have a superstition of washing their hands in chamomile tea for bringing good luck! 

Not only is this a great wholesale herb for luck, but this cosmetic ingredient has benefits for skin care too! This cosmetic herb can be used to soften the skin and reduce inflammation. So, the chamomile flowers herb is perfect for making relaxing bath and body recipes, like the Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe.  So, the chamomile flowers herb may be a great choice for creating your own homemade bath and body recipes.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Poppy Seed HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Poppy Seed Herb

Often, bakers will add some whole poppy seeds to enhance the flavor of delicious food, like bagels or muffins. However, a lovely flavor isn’t the only benefit that you can have from using this cosmetic herb. Many people have found that the poppy seed herb can be used to bring about both luck and money. Not only can you use this cosmetic herb to bring about some luck, but you can use our Poppy Seed Whole herb to create fantastic bath and body recipes.  So, you can have the good fortune as well as the cosmetic benefits this herb has to offer. Of course, you can use this cosmetic herb to create the Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe or the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. This wholesale cosmetic herb can be used to create naturally exfoliate your skin and bring about good fortune.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Clove HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Cloves Herb

Next, you can use our wholesale clove herb to bring about good fortune. Plus, you can use our Whole Cloves herb to create lovely bath and body recipes. First of all, the clove herb is thought to provide protection and clear out negativity in someone’s life. Also, some people believe that this rich spice herb is an aphrodisiac and will help to bring love into your life. So, this herb would be used to bring about peace, love, and protection.

Additionally, this rich herb can be used to create various candle and soap recipes. First, you can use this wholesale herb to create homemade potpourri or make some cosmetic recipes. One herbal recipe you can create for this lucky day is our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. This is a perfect, natural wax melt that provides a strong aroma as well as some potential for good luck. Also, you can use this herb to enhance the aroma of this herb in your bath and body recipes.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Mint HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Mint Herb

Also, you can enjoy all of the benefits that our wholesale mint herbs have to offer. This cosmetic herb is thought to have benefits of strength and protection. Also, some ancient folklore states that this cosmetic herb can be used to increase your luck with money. In fact, some people believe that rubbing mint on the paper money in your wallet to strengthen your wealth and investments. Not only can you use this cosmetic herb to promote well being and wealth, but this cosmetic herb can be used to make some lovely cosmetic recipes.

One herbal recipe that you can use to benefit your life is peppermint! You will love the cosmetic properties of Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted and Peppermint Leaf Powder for your cosmetic recipesYou can make homemade bath and body recipes, like the Refreshing Face Mask Recipe. Another wholesale herb that you can use to bring good luck is spearmint! You can use the Spearmint Leaf Cut & Sifted to care for the skin and provide a cooling sensation. Further, this herb can be used to create the Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe. Of course, both of these mint herbs will provide you with cosmetic benefits as well as good fortune.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Basil Leaf HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Basil Leaf Herb

Due to the beloved taste of the basil herb, this is often used as an ingredient in delicious food recipes. However, the basil herb has been known to benefit people even more. First, the sweet basil herb was thought to bring luck by many in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. In fact, this herb was considered to protect against witches and was included in holy water. Also, it was thought that this cosmetic herb was growing around Jesus’ tomb after the resurrection.  

Not only is it thought that the basil herb would bring good luck and protection, but this wholesale herb is a great cosmetic herb for bath and body recipes. So, you can use this ground herb to benefit your various bath recipes. If you are interested, you can use our Basil Leaf Ground to create wholesale cosmetic recipes and herbal candle recipes. You can use this herb to create your own cosmetic recipes or try out our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe to create herbal recipes for skin care.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Rosemary HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Rosemary Herb

Another cosmetic herb that you may want to try for good luck is rosemary! Many people have used this herb to improve their luck. The Europeans from the Middle Ages used this aromatic herb to provide protection and good fortune. They would use this herb to ward off evil presences and protect their homes. In fact, it is considered lucky to plant rosemary outside of your front door. 

Not only is this herb thought to bring good luck, but rosemary can be used to create fantastic cosmetic recipes! Your skin can benefit from the cosmetic herb. This herb can be used to nourish the skin as well as relieve soreness. So, you can use our Rosemary Leaf Whole in your various herbal cosmetic recipes to bring luck and care for your skin!

Herbs for Luck and Success: Cinnamon Stick HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Cinnamon Stick Herb

Further, you can use our cinnamon herbs to improve both your scented recipes and your own good fortune. Both the whole Cinnamon Sticks 2 3/4 inch and the Cinnamon Sticks 6 inch are perfect for increasing your own success, energy, and protection. These attributes were important for rituals, including Egyptian mummification. Further, ancient Greek and Roman civilizations used this cosmetic herb in funeral rites to provide protection for the recently deceasedAlso, this cosmetic herb was used in ancient Chinese medicine for healing energies.

Additionally, these whole cinnamon sticks are perfect for creating homemade potpourri as well as other soap and candle recipes. This cosmetic herb is useful for treating acne, reduce redness, and increase the skin’s moisture. For example, you can create either the Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe or the Eggnog Candle Recipe. So, you can create various candle and soap making recipes that will provide benefits to your recipes. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be used to promote good fortune!

Herbs for Luck and Success: Allspice HerbHerbs for Luck and Success: Allspice Herb

Another wholesale herb that has been associated with good luck is the allspice herb! This cosmetic herb has been thought to bring about some good things! It is thought that this herb can be used to either increase the amount money you have or just for general good fortune for your life. According to the known lore on this powdered herb, the allspice herb needs to be burned to increase your fortune. So, it is thought that you can simply burn some whole allspice herb in your home to gain the lovely benefits.

But, that is not the only way to gain the potential benefits! You can use Allspice Ground Jamaican to create scented wax tarts for your burner. Not only will these candle wax recipes provide you with the same benefits as burning the whole herb, but this herb will help you create wonderful herbal candles. Further, you can use the aroma of this cosmetic spice herb to enhance the scent of your candle making aroma. This way you can benefit from the luck of this cosmetic herb as well as the lovely aroma of this herb.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Red Clover BlossomsHerbs for Luck and Success: Red Clover Blossoms

While you may believe that the four leaf clover would be the luckiest kind of clover, there are some people that have found red clover blossoms to be just as lucky! In fact, red clover was used by indigenous North America and Europe to bring about good health and peace. This traditional herb was used in tonics or teas to provide benefits to their lives. Not only was this whole herb used to bring good fortune, but red clover has some nutritional benefits for the body, too! This lovely wholesale herb was used to enrich the diet, aid in digestion, and soothe the skin. So, these additional cosmetic benefits for the skin would be perfect for creating quality bath and body recipes. You can use our cut and sifted Red Clover Blossom either directly in your bath recipes or through a herbal infusion recipe.

Herbs for Luck and Success: Additional Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Not only is chamomile tea thought to bring you good luck, but it can provide other benefits as well. You can use this soothing herb for making cosmetics to relax your body, reduce aches, and boost various body functions. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of this herbal tea, then check out this article on 13 Benefits Of Chamomile Tea For Skin, Hair And Overall Health: Drink Up! So, you will find that there are many great reasons for you to try making this tea other than a bit of luck!

Herbs for Luck and Success: Reach Out to UsHerbs for Luck and Success: Reach Out to Us

If you are interested in learning even more about these wholesale cosmetic herbs, then feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden. So, you can ask us any questions about using any of these wholesale herbs in your various candle and soap making recipes. We are available for you to reach out to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to talk to us online is to reach out to us on social media. You can find us on our social media sites, like the Natures Garden company Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. If you are interested in sharing your own herbal recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day, then sharing on our social media is a great place to start!

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.