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Mar
05

Toning Facial Mask Recipe


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Toning Facial Mask Recipe

If you are looking for a bath and body recipe that will help to both cleanse and moisturize your skin, then you may want to try out the Toning Facial Mask Recipe from Natures Garden. This cosmetic facial mask is perfect for cleansing your skin with cosmetic clay ingredients. Plus, this facial mask recipe will nourish your skin with cosmetic oils and the various cosmetic herbs. So, you can create your own natural face mask recipe that will care for your skin and have your very own diy facials right at home!

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Supplies and Materials

Barley Grass Powder
Bentonite Clay Powder
French Green Clay Powder
Marshmallow Root Powder
Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz Clear PET Jar
White Straight Lids 48/400
1 oz. Clear Bullet Bottles
White Disc Top Lids 20/410

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoons

Toning Facial Mask Recipe:

32 grams of the Barley Grass Powder
112 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
32 grams of the Marshmallow Root Powder
112 grams of the French Green Clay Powder
32 grams of the Slippery Elm Bark Powder
24 drops of the Vitamin E Oil
16 drops of the Peppermint Essential Oil
16 drops of the Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
84 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin (You will need 12 grams per bottle)

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you get started on creating your homemade face mask recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to make sure that your equipment that is clean and ready to use. Of course, any of your cosmetic supplies that may be dirty will need to be washed with soap and water. Also, you will want to make sure that you have a work space that is clean and ready to use. Plus, you will want to gather all of the supplies for this cosmetic recipe. Now you are ready to begin creating your cosmetic recipe.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Why Separate the Ingredients?

For many of our homemade facial recipes, we will keep the vegetable glycerin separate from the rest of the cosmetic ingredients. So, the vegetable glycerin will be packaged in a bottle. Then the rest of the wholesale ingredients are mixed together and put in small jars. We chose to package these ingredients separately to prolong the shelf life without needing to add a preservative. If you want to sell this recipe, you can combine these ingredients shortly before reselling your finished product. Or, you can sell both the containers together with short instructions on how to mix the facial recipe when ready. Either way, you will not have to worry about whether the preservative would irritate the sensitive skin of your face.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Preparing the Powdered Mixture

First, we are going to be preparing the powder mixture for this facial mask recipe. This mixture will include most of the cosmetic ingredients for your facial mask. Once these wholesale cosmetic ingredients are combined you will package them in a jar. So, you will be saving this blend of ingredients until you are ready to mix up and use your facial. So, let’s get started with preparing the cosmetic ingredients that you will need to create the powdered mixture for this face mask recipe.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Combining Your Powdered Herbs

So, you are going to want to prepare your powdered herbs for this cosmetic recipe. You will need to measure out these cosmetic herbs into one of your mixing herbs. So, weigh out 32 grams of the barley grass powder, 32 grams of the marshmallow root powder, and 32 grams of the slippery elm bark powder. After all of these cosmetic herbs have been measured you will want to add them to your mixing bowl. Then, you will want to stir them to combine these ingredients thoroughly.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Barley Grass Powder

The Barley Grass Powder herb is a create cosmetic herb to include in this face mask recipe. This powdered herb contains various nutrients, like vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, beta carotene, pantothenic acid, and folic acid. Also, this herb contains iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, chlorophyll, and amino acids. Since barley grass is so high in nutrients, it is a perfect cosmetic ingredient for nourishing the skin. Also, this cosmetic herb is known for its anti inflammatory, anti oxidant,  and anti aging properties. Plus, this herb has anti acne properties. So, there are all kinds of benefits that you can get by adding this herb to cosmetics.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Marshmallow Root Powder

The Marshmallow Root Powder herb is another lovely herb to include in your cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient can be used to soothe skin and to help heal wounds. The soothing properties of this cosmetic recipe are perfect for your diy facial. So, the nourishing and conditioning properties of this wholesale herb will be used to care for your skin.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Slippery Elm Bark Powder

Lastly, the Slippery Elm Bark Powder herb is another great herb that was included in this cosmetic recipe. This wholesale herb has anti-inflammatory properties to benefit your skin. Also, the emollient properties in this cosmetic ingredient will make your skin more soft and supple. Further, this herb has astringent properties that reduce any redness in the skin. So, the benefits of this herb is perfect for including in your bath and body recipes.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Adding Your Cosmetic Clay Powders

Next, you are going to need to add your cosmetic clay powders to your mixing bowl. So, weigh out 112 grams of the bentonite clay powder and 112 grams of the French green clay powder.  These cosmetic clays will help to cleanse and nourish your skin. Now, you will need to add these powdered clay herbs to your bowl of combined herbs. Once again, you will need to stir to combine all of your powder ingredients.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Including the Essential Oils

Now, we are going to add the essential oils to our powdered mixture. So, retrieve some disposable pipettes You will need to add 16 drops of the peppermint essential oil. The peppermint oil said to be beneficial for dealing with oily or acne prone skin. Also, you will need to add 16 drops of the lavender essential oil. This essential oil can be used to cleanse and care for your skin. Once these natural scents have been added to your mixture, then you will need to mix these ingredients well. 

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Adding in the Vitamin E Oil

The last cosmetic ingredient that you are going to include in with your essential oils and powdered ingredients is the Vitamin E Oil. You will want to use another pipette to add in 24 drops of this cosmetic oil. Once this cosmetic ingredient is included into your mixture you will want to stir all of these ingredients together. Since this is the last ingredient for this portion of the recipe, you will want to make sure that you mix these ingredients very well.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Packaging Your Powder Mixture

Now you will need to gather your wholesale packaging supplies for this portion of the facial mask recipe. You will want to line up your 2 oz PET jars on your work space. So, you can scoop your powdered mixture into these jars. Once all of your mixture has been packaged, you can place the lid on to your cosmetic jars. You should end up with eight of the filled 2 oz jars. Each of these jars can be used to make four face masks.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Preparing the Liquid Portion

Now we are going to prepare the other portion of this cosmetic recipe. Since we are keeping the vegetable glycerin separate from the other cosmetic ingredients, we are going to prepare this cosmetic ingredient next. You are going to package this cosmetic ingredient using small bullet bottles.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Weighing and Packaging Vegetable Glycerin

So, you are going to add this cosmetic ingredient to your 1 oz clear bullet bottles. You are going to need to line up your bottles to prepare them for the vegetable glycerin. Once your wholesale packaging supplies are prepared, you will need to add 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin to each of the bullet bottles. In total, you will need to fill up about 8 ounces of your clear bullet bottles. Ultimately, you will want to have a bullet bottle full of 12 grams of this ingredient for each of your jars of your powder mixture.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Mixing Your Facial Mask

Now you have everything that you need for your facial packaged up and ready for when you need it.  If you are ready to use your homemade facial mask right now, then you are going to need to mix everything together! So, you will need to have a small mixing bowl. Then, add one tablespoon of your powdered mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. Now, you will need to mix these three ingredients together thoroughly.

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Using Your Face Mask

Once your wholesale cosmetic ingredients have been mixed together thoroughly, you are ready to use your diy facial mask! You will want to add a thin layer of your freshly made diy facial mask to your face. After applying your mask, let the face mask stay on and rest as it hardens. Once you face mask has completely hardened you will be ready to rinse off your face mask. So, you will need plenty of water to rinse it off. Now that you have used your homemade face mask, you can enjoy the benefits that this lovely facial mask recipe has to offer!

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Benefits of Skin Toners

If you are curious about how a facial toner could benefit you, then you may be interested in learning more about what a skin toner is and what it is used for. You can check out Cleure’s article on Guide to Skin Toners: Do You Need It & How to Use It. First, this article will share with you what a skin toner is used to do. Also, this article will go into the best type of toner ingredients for a few different skin types. Further, this bath and beauty article shares that tones are a wonderful way to cleanse sensitive skin without removing your natural oils and nutrients. So, feel free to check out some of the reasons why toners are beneficial for your skin!

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: Ask Us Your Crafting QuestionsToning Facial Mask Recipe: Ask Us Your Crafting Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this diy facial recipe as well as using your own homemade facials. If you have any questions about how you can create this cosmetic recipe, then you can absolutely reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, at the NG store, and online. An easy way to find us online is through our social media. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Plus, you can use our @ngscents handle to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you use these platforms to reach out for advice, but you can share your own ideas with us as well as other homemade craft makers! We hope to hear from you soon and that you have enjoyed this lovely bath and body recipe!

Toning Facial Mask Recipe: A Note About Our Free Craft Recipes

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of the facial mask recipe that we provided on our website. Testing of the finished product is your responsibility. If you plan to resell the toning facial or any other recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes.

Dec
11

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits


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Olive Leaf Powder BenefitsOlive Leaf Powder Benefits

There are many olive leaf powder benefits that you can use to create fantastic cosmetic recipes. First, you can use this powdered olive leaf from Natures Garden to create bath and body recipes that will care for both your skin and hair. Additionally, you can use this herb to support internal health through herbal teas. So, there are many ways that your body can benefit from using olive leaves. In this cosmetic blog, we will discuss the various benefits of this herb has for both medicinal and cosmetic products.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Growing ConditionsOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Growing Conditions

Olive trees are most common around the Mediterranean area. So, these plants are accustomed to hot, dry summers and very mild winters. If your region has harsh winter conditions, then you will want to bring your plant indoors for the winter. Also, you will want to make sure that your tree is able to receive direct sunlight for as long as possible and needs a minimum of about six hours per day. So, you may want to consider moving your indoor plant outside during the summer months. Also, the soil needs to be well draining, but it shouldn’t have an abundance of sand nor clay. Although your tree can’t handle too much water, it does require a sufficient amount to survive. You should water your tree regularly, but make sure that the unused water is able to drain away.

Also, you may want to do some pruning to promote your tree’s effectiveness. During your tree’s first four years of their life, you will want to prune your tree to open it up more to the sun. So, you will want to remove some of the branches that are growing towards the center of the tree and would block sunlight from the fruit. If the olives don’t receive enough sunlight, then they may not ripen correctly.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are all kinds of benefits that you can have from this lovely cosmetic herb powder. First, you can use the olive leaf herb to create herbal teas that support the body. Further, this herbal tea can be used to treat certain conditions and relieve you of various ailments. Also, you can use our cosmetic herb to create wonderful bath and body products that will care for your body. So, you will find that there are many ways that you can use this herb to benefit your body both inside and out.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Food and BeveragesOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Food and Beverages

We all have heard of the health benefits that olive oil has for the body. Although the olive oil for cooking is made from the actual fruit, the leaves come from the same tree. Also, the olive leaves contain quite a few of their own benefits that you can use to nourish your body. So, you can use this botanical herb to create a tea that is perfect for promoting good health and fighting off illnesses. Now, let’s get into all the benefits that you can have from this wonderful beverage.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Food and Beverage Nutrients

First, this lovely tea has relaxing properties and contains no caffeine. So, you can enjoy the benefits of this tea while you unwind after a long day and not have to worry about it keeping you up. All the while you will be providing your body with nutrients that can be used to benefit your body. Also, the nutrients in this herb can be used to promote strong bone health. Not only can you use this cosmetic herb to help build strong bones, but it can be useful for preventing osteoporosis. This condition is when your bones start to become weak and brittle, which makes it far too easy to break bones. So, the minerals found in this herbal tea can be used to help build back up and support the bones. Also, the nutrients in this herb can be useful for reducing the symptoms of arthritis and gout.

Plus, the nutrients of this cosmetic herb can be used to strengthen the immune system. So, this herb can be used to promote health. Further, this cosmetic herb can help you continue to fight off an illness. Whether you have the flu or another kind of viral disease, this herb can be very useful. Also, this herbal tea can be useful for promoting intestinal health. First, this medicinal tea can be used to promote intestinal health by killing bad bacteria, like candida. Additionally, this herb can be useful for preventing heartburn and settling the stomach.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Medicinal UsesOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Medicinal Uses

The medicinal powers of the olive leaf have been dated back to its use by ancient Egyptians. Olive leaf powder was thought to prevent sickness and provide many benefits to the body. Today, we can see that the tree has defenses against bacteria and insects that can be useful for protecting humans, too. We can acquire benefits like this and a few others by creating herbal teas with this natural ingredient. So, let’s get into some of the fantastic benefits that this herb can provide for your body.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

One property of olive leaf powder is Oleuropein, which is thought to be the source of many of this herb’s benefits for the body. First, this herbal property can be used to help prevent sickness and infection. The anti-viral properties of this herb are thought to be able to help defend cells from being infected. Additionally, this cosmetic herb can be useful for improving cardiovascular health.

Also, you can use this property to help lower your blood pressure. This may be due to the herb’s ability to dilate the blood vessels, which may allow the blood to flow easier through the body. Further, there are properties of this herb that have been linked to lowering bad cholesterol, which is caused by preventing its oxidation. Also, it has been said that this herb would be useful for helping those with irregular heartbeats.

Another benefit of this herb can be to help prevent diabetes. This herb can be used to delay the breakdown of sugar and help to control blood sugar levels. So, this herb can be used to be used to prevent blood sugar from raising. Also, this herb has been linked to a reduced risk for certain neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as it is able to reduce the level of stress due to oxidation in the body. Further, this can be useful for promoting higher cognitive function.

Additionally, some have found that this herb can be used to help reduce your chance of cancer due to the powerful antioxidants in the herb. Further, this herb may be useful for reducing the size of tumors and slowing their growth. Also, you can use some of this herb’s properties to reduce the blood supply available to tumors. So, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing the advancement of tumors.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Bath and Body UsesOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

Not only is this cosmetic herb useful for promoting health in the body, but the olive leaf herb can be used to create wonderful bath and body recipes. The properties in this cosmetic herb can be used to create products that are fantastic for both your skin and hair. You will love the herbal benefits that you can use to benefit your body and homemade recipes. So, let’s get into the beneficial properties that you can utilize in your bath and body recipes.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

The anti-viral and antibacterial properties are perfect for creating cleansing bath and body recipes. Plus, you can use this herb to fight off bacteria and fungi. So, you can use this cosmetic herb to prevent skin fungus and infections. For example, you can use this herb to combat athlete’s foot, staph infections, and other skin infections. Also, these properties have even been known to be useful for relieving symptoms caused by the herpes virus.

Also, you can use this lovely herb in your cosmetic recipes to promote healthy skin growth. So, this herb could be useful for creating faster healing. Additionally, you can use this herb to help prevent certain signs of aging. So, you can use the antioxidants in this herb to prevent the damage that may occur due to oxidation and other various toxins. Plus, you can use these nutrients to help protect your skin from the sun’s UV radiation damage. Ultimately, these properties would be useful for reducing wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, and other related signs of aging. So, you can use this fantastic herb to create a lotion recipe or an herb soap that could be used to effectively care for the skin.

Plus, this herb may be beneficial in hair care products. Some people have found that this cosmetic herb can be used to prevent thinning hair and hair loss. So, you can add this herb to your hair care recipes to provide thicker, healthier hair.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Bath and Body Natural Colorant

Not only does this herb nourish your skin and hair, but it can be used as a natural soap colorant. You can include this wholesale herb with your other various soap making supplies, as it can be useful for providing an olive tone to your final products. Further, you can even include this herb in your other various bath and body recipes to provide a natural, olive green hue to your finished products.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Natures Garden Herbal RecipesOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Natures Garden Herbal Recipes

We included this powdered herb in our very own bath and body recipe. Our Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe is a fun recipe that is perfect for creating a bath toy that is cleansing and will actually float in the tub. So, this is a fun, cleansing bar of herb soap that is potentially educational. Not only is this herb beneficial for the skin, but the herb is perfect for adding to the symbolic olive branch. SO, you can enjoy bath time and share the wonderful story of Noah’s Ark!

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Other UsesOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Other Uses

Another use for this herb is to help detoxify your body. This cleanse is meant to help move toxins out of your body, as it cleanses the liver, kidneys, intestines, and even the skin. During this process, there are some flu-like symptoms that are common as the toxins are being pulled out and worked through your body. It is said that you can reduce these symptoms by increasing your fluid intake, preferably water. Doing this will help flush everything out.

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsOlive Leaf Powder Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning a bit about the Olive Leaf Powder benefits. If you have any other questions about using herbs in cosmetics, then feel free to ask us your questions. You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and online. You can reach out to us on Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you ask us questions about using herbs, but you can share with us what you have created with this cosmetic herb. We hope to hear from you soon!

Olive Leaf Powder Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Olive Leaf Powder, for external use only. We do not sell any of our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on these herbs is only for educational purposes. This article is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Further, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Mar
04

St. John’s Wort Uses


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st-johns-wortSt. John’s Wort Uses

St. John’s Wort is a wonderful herb, one that I’m sure you’ve all heard of before! But do you know about all of its many amazing benefits? This herb can actually be used for a wide variety of uses, in many different products and industries! While most well-known for its medicinal uses, St. John’s Wort can also be used for skin care, hair care, bath and body products, and even for a few culinary purposes! There are so many fantastic St. John’s Wort uses, this is one herb you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

There are quite a few common bath and body products that can include St. John’s Wort, including facial toners, creams, soaps, lotions, ointments, facial masks, shampoos and conditioners, scrubs, bath teas, bath bombs, and massage oils. One of the many benefits of St. John’s Wort is when it is used in homemade bath tea recipes. This great herb works to bring you relaxation, as well as many anti-inflammatory properties. When used in homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes, St. John’s Wort can help to repair scalp damage, however long term use may cause possible hair loss. There are many fantastic skin care benefits to St. John’s Wort as well. It works to treat many minors burns and wounds, as well as working to minimize the forming and appearance of any scars. It can also be used as treatment for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

This herb is best known for its many medicinal benefits, specifically for its effectiveness in working to treat people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression. It is especially effective for children and adolescents, working to treat the many conditions associated with depression such as tiredness, anxiety, trouble sleeping and even loss of appetite. For people suffering from anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), St. John’s Wort is effective at working to treat those conditions as well. For women, this herb works to treat a wide variety of symptoms of menopause including moodiness and hot flashes. It also treats irritability, cramps, and even breast tenderness, while also working to reduce any food cravings. There are many other conditions that can be treated using St. John’s Wort as well including diarrhea, dysentery, nerve pains, muscle pains, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, lung conditions, jaundice, bladder issues, incontinence in children, exhaustion, irritable bowel syndrome, and even chronic cough.

Did you know that St. John’s Wort was believed to ward off evil in the past? It was considered a holy herb and was even believed to protect people from lightning!

Be sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell St. John’s Wort Herb Powder for external purposes only. Please do not take this blog as medical advice, it is just for educational purposes! There are so many fantastic St. John’s Wort uses, this is one herb you need to try as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
25

Noni Uses


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noniNoni Uses

Have you ever heard of the noni fruit? It is actually an amazing fruit that can bring you lots of fantastic benefits, one that you should definitely start using! This fruit is actually native to the Polynesian Islands, Southeast Asia, and Australia, having been used for over 2,000 years! It is most well-known for its many medicinal benefits, but there are many other noni uses for many other industries and products as well! It can be used for skin care, hair care, soap making, and even for culinary purposes! Did you know that the noni fruit is used as a dye? The bark of the tree produces a red dye, while a yellow dye is extracted from the roots!

Common bath and body products that can include noni are lotions, ointments, creams, scrubs, soaps, massage oils, bath bombs, face masks, aftershaves, conditioners, facial toners, bath teas, and even natural nail care products. You skin can greatly benefit from using noni fruit. The fruit works to treat many skin conditions including dry or rough skin, acne and even dark spots. It can make your skin feel younger, working to tone and rejuvenate it and smooth out any wrinkles. Noni can even treat any burns and sunburns, preserve skin elasticity, treat any hives or allergic reactions, and fight the signs of aging! There are many hair care benefits to using noni as well. This wonderful fruit works to improve circulation in the scalp, prevents hair loss, and promotes shiny and healthy hair. It has even been recommended for cancer patients to help regrow their hair after chemotherapy!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using the noni fruit as well. In traditional Chinese medicine, noni has been used as treatment abdominal pains, many menstrual problems, and even impotence. Besides treating menstrual problems, noni can also help women by working to treat the symptoms of PMS, treating any vaginal discharge during pregnancy, and working as a natural aid during childbirth. Traditional Polynesian healers have used noni for years to treat conditions like aches and pains, arthritis, diabetes, burns, and high blood pressure. Noni can even be used to aid in weight loss! Within the body, it produces a substance called nitric acid. This acid works to metabolize energy within the muscles. This extra energy works to reduce triglycerides in fat cells, which essentially reduces the weight of the fat cells! The noni fruit can be used to treat many other conditions as well including herpes, dysentery, rheumatism, enlarged spleen, muscle aches, senility, ulcers, fever, constipation, smallpox, depression, painful urination, and even liver and kidney diseases.

Did you know that the noni fruit actually has a very distinct smell? It is sometimes called the cheese fruit, because it gives off an almost cheese-like odor. This odor can actually attract fruit bats! These bats help to aid in the dispersal of noni seeds. Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell noni fruit powder for external purposes! And please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is just for educational purposes! But there are so many great noni uses, this is one herb you just can’t pass up! Looking for even more fun with our great products? Then check out all of our wonderful free classes and recipes! Have fun and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
24

Camu Camu Uses


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camu-camuCamu Camu Uses

Camu camu is a super fruit that is often used in cosmetic making! This unique herb actually hails from the Amazon, it’s found along its riversides! Camu camu has been used by the people there for its wonderful medicinal uses for centuries, however it wasn’t recognized worldwide until the 1950s! Besides being known for its many medicinal uses, camu camu can also be used for soap making, skin care, hair care, bath and body products and even culinary purposes! Did you know that you can even include this yummy fruit in pies and ice cream?

Camu camu actually has more Vitamin C than any other food source on the planet. Along with its Vitamin C content, it has many great medicinal benefits. Camu camu also contains ellagic acid and many antioxidants. Both of these are used to treat diabetes. This herb can be used to promote eye health as well. It works to treat conditions like cataracts and glaucoma. Camu camu is very effective with treating the herpes virus. It can resolve genital herpes within two days, as well as working to get rid of cold sores within one day. This great herb can be taken on a daily basis to help support the immune systems’ defenses against this horrible virus. For anyone suffering from depression, camu camu works to treat it by balancing moods and brain function. It also can be used to wean people off of dangerous antidepressants, and treat Attention Deficit Disorder. Camu Camu can be used to treat many other conditions as well including asthma, the flu, colds, arthritis, osteoarthritis, mononucleosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammation, hardening of the arteries, gingivitis, cancer, shingles, and headaches.

Common bath and body products that can include camu camu are soaps, bath bombs, massage oils, face tonics, body powder, lotions, creams, ointments, facial masks, facial peels, bath teas, scrubs, and shampoos and conditioners. When camu camu is used for skin care, it works to tighten and brighten the skin, whiten any dark patches, protect from premature aging, firm and smooth the skin, improve collagen, remove any oils or dirt from the skin and pores, moisturize the skin, and also helps to minimize sunburns, fine lines, and wrinkles. When used for hair care, camu camu can help to strengthen and detangle the hair, protect it from any damage, help to make it silky and soft, and give the hair extra shine and vitality.

Did you know that camu camu is actually called “nature’s vitamin pill?” Are you still curious about this amazing herb? Then make sure to check out all of our information on camu camu uses in our free Camu Camu Class! Be sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell camu camu for external purposes! Please do not take this blog as medical advice, it is for educational purposes only! Try out this wonderful product by using it in our free recipe for Blueberry Bath Bombs! You can even fill your house with this aroma of this delicious fruit by using our Camu Camu Fragrance Oil! Enjoy these amazing products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
23

Uses for Elderflowers


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elderflowersUses for Elderflowers

What comes to mind with the word “elderflowers?” Maybe elderberries and some delicious elderberry pie? Or even some beautiful flowers? Well, either answer would be completely correct! Elderflowers are actually the flowers that come from the elder tree, the plant that gives us yummy elderberries! Elderflowers can actually do a lot more than just look pretty, they can be used for culinary purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products, soap making, candle making, and they are best known for their many medicinal purposes! Did you know that branches of the elder tree can even be used to make musical instruments?

Common bath and body products that can include elderflowers are bath bombs, facial toners, lotions, ointments, creams, soaps, aftershaves, bath teas, and natural herbal water recipes. Elderflowers can bring many amazing benefits to your hair. When used for hair care, elderflowers work to keep the hair hydrated, detangle the hair, and make it feel smooth and silky. When elderflowers are used for their many skin care benefits they work to lift dirt and oils from your pores, even the skin tone, improve the complexion, heal bruises and burns, balance out any excess oils, and stop break outs. Elderflowers can even be used to reduce inflammation, and it is believed that they can even fade freckles!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using elderflowers. In traditional Chinese medicine, they are dissolved in wine and used to treat many traumatic injuries and rheumatism. Elderflowers can be used to strengthen the mucus membrane of the respiratory tract, which helps to reduce symptoms of hay fever and increase allergy resistance. Did you know that elderflowers can even help to prevent cancer? The flowers actually contain many powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help to protect the body from free radical damage. These radicals can damage cell production, which causes many problems, including increasing the risk of cancer. An elderflower infusion can be used as treatment for the flu, fever, colds, and inflamed and sore eyes, while elderflower tea has been used as a way to help purify the blood. Elderflowers can also be used as a diuretic, working as a powerful laxative and helping to relieve constipation. They even help to increase urine production. There are many other conditions that can be treated using elderflowers as well including diarrhea, diabetes, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, toothaches, asthma, shortness of breath, laryngitis, swine flu, catarrh, stomachaches, reducing blood sugar, and they can even be used to help stop bleeding.

Don’t forget to check out all of our free classes and recipes! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell elderflowers for external use only! This blog is not medical advice, it is only for educational purposes!! We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes. Fill your home with the scent of delicious elderberries by using our Wild Elderberry Fragrance Oil in all of your new projects and creations! Enjoy these great products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
20

Uses for Turmeric


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turmeric-blogUses for Turmeric

When I say turmeric, what do you think of? I’m betting you’re thinking of some delicious spicy foods! Yes, this herb is a wonderful spice, but did you know that it can be used in many other products and industries as well? While most well-known for its culinary uses, turmeric can also be used for bath and body products, hair care, skin care, soap making, and even for many medicinal purposes! Turmeric would be a great addition for all of your upcoming creations! Did you know that turmeric can even be used as a dye for clothing? In India, it is used to color saris and Buddhist monks’ robes!
There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using turmeric. It can be used as treatment for many different conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, depression, diarrhea, worms, ringworm, fever, leprosy, cirrhosis of the liver, water retention, heart burn, jaundice, inflammatory bowels, hepatitis, fibromyalgia, eye infections, and even leech bites. For women, turmeric does work to help with menstrual problems. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used to treat the flu, parasitic infections, strains, bruises, colds, joint pain and inflammation, and even ulcers. Turmeric has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties actually work to reduce brain inflation, which is believed to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. So turmeric can essentially work to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This wonderful herb can even work to prevent childhood cancers and leukemia!
Common bath and body products that can include turmeric are soaps, hair conditioners, facial masks, scrubs, ointments, lotions, creams, bath teas, face toners, bath bombs, and lip balms. When used for its hair care benefits, turmeric works to treat dandruff, promote new hair growth, and moisturize the hair. It can be used to promote blood circulation in the scalp, prevent hair loss, and treat many scalp conditions like inflammation, flaking, itchiness, and even alopecia. Turmeric can also be used as a natural hair dye, working to brighten the hair. For skin care, turmeric works to treat many skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis, and dry skin. It works to fight the signs of aging, make the skin brighter and give it a healthy glow, and remove any excess oils. Turmeric can also be used to lighten stretch marks, remove dead skin cells and facial hair, soothe any burns, reduce redness and inflammation, and it can also be used to reduce skin pigmentation and tans.
Did you know that in India, turmeric is considered holy? For centuries, it has been used for many Hindu ceremonies, and it still used today for religious ceremonies and in weddings. Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell turmeric powder for external use. And please don’t take this blog as medical advice! Are you intrigued by this amazing herb? Then, make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! This wonderful herb is one you have to try out as soon as possible! Enjoy this great product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
19

Peppermint Uses


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What comes to mind with the word peppermint? Maybe cute little mints, or even Christmas and candy canes? Or maybe you’re like me and instantly think of some delicious peppermint patties! Have you ever tried using peppermint in any of your homemade products? Besides being delicious and used for food purposes, peppermint can also be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, soap making, bath and body products, and even for hair care! Did you know that in Japan, some companies actually pipe peppermint oil into their air conditioning systems to help motive their employees and increase productivity? Peppermint has so many amazing benefits!

Common bath and body products that can include peppermint are face tonics, bath bombs, bath teas, soaps, lotions, ointments, creams, facial masks, scrubs, shampoos and conditioners, bath salts, natural herbal waters, and homemade eye pillows. Your skin can greatly benefit from peppermint. It works to treat acne and exfoliate the skin, tone and brighten the skin, and works to promote healthy skin. Peppermint can even absorb any excess oils. When used for hair care, peppermint works to moisturize and nourish the hair, treat dandruff and rid your hair of grease, and promote new hair growth. It works to soothe and heal dry scalp, stimulates the hair follicles and promotes blood circulation.

There are many medicinal benefits to using peppermint as well. Peppermint oil does contain a phytonutrient called monoterpene which helps to protect your body from skin, lung, and colon cancer, as well as working to treat pancreatic, liver, and mammary tumors. Peppermint helps to soothe coughs and loosen phlegm, as well as helping to relieve the problems caused by irritable bowel syndrome including diarrhea, bloating, and flatulence. There are many other conditions that can be treated using peppermint and peppermint oil as well including bronchitis, asthma, bad breath, headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, colic, mouth and throat inflammation, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, and stress. Ancient Greeks used to perfume themselves with peppermint to combat bad breath, and it was also used to help whiten their teeth. They even considered peppermint an aphrodisiac! While there are many wonderful medicinal benefits to peppermint, infants and young children should not have peppermint around their faces or chest areas as it can cause induce apnea, bronchial spasms, acute respiratory distress, and even respiratory arrest.

Did you know that peppermint oil can be used for construction and plumbing? It is used for its aroma to test the tightness of pipes and disclose any leaks. Are you still curious by this amazing herb? Well then make sure to check out our free Peppermint Class for even more peppermint uses  and information! Our Peppermint Leaves and Peppermint Leaf Powder would be the perfect additions to all of your new projects, as well as our Peppermint Essential Oil! Make sure to try out our free recipes for Sinus Relief Bath Bombs and our Refreshing Face Mask! Both are made with peppermint and our Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm and Rejuvenating Foot Balm are both made with our Peppermint Essential Oil! Enjoy these fantastic products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
18

Nettle Leaf Uses


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nettleNettle Leaf Uses

Hey all you crafty people out there! I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Nettle leaf!! This herb is the perfect one to use in all of your new projects! T has so many wonderful uses, being most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, it can also be used for bath and body products, soap making, skin care, and even hair care! Did you know that nettle leaf can even be used to make clothing? During World War II, the Germans actually made their uniforms using nettle leaf. Archaeologists have even found perfectly preserved clothing made with nettle leaves dating back to over 2,000 years ago in China! How cool is that?

Common bath and body products that can include nettle leaf are shampoos and conditioners, lip balms, massage oils, soaps, creams, lotions, ointments, natural foot treatments, face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, facial toners, and bath tea. There are many amazing benefits for your skin when you use nettle leaves! Nettle leaf works to treat any burns you may have, and reduce any scarring from the burns, and it also cleanses oily skin. The leaves can be used to treat many skin conditions like eczema, chicken pox, insect bites, and acne, as well as working to fight the signs of aging. Even your hair can benefit from nettle leaves! They work to make the hair healthy by treating and preventing dandruff and helping to stop hair loss. They not only stop the hair loss, but also work to thicken hair as well as promoting new hair growth.

There are many fantastic medicinal benefits to using nettle leaf as well. It can be used to treat many various conditions including bronchitis, hypertension, colds, osteoarthritis, irritable bladder, diarrhea, dysentery, diabetes, painful or frequent urination, gout, rheumatism, asthma, hay fever, the flu, arthritis, inflammation, congestion, urinary tract infections, and even cancer. Specifically for men, nettle leaves can be used to treat many prostate conditions especially Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The leaves work to treat and reduce BPH, as well as stopping cell growth around the area. For women, Native Americans used nettle leaves to aid in pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Women can also use the leaves to fight anemia and fatigue, and it also works to keep hormone levels balanced. Many internal bleeding problems can be treated using nettle leaves including vaginal bleeding, stomach and lung bleeding, and even nose bleeds.

Did you know that in the UK, there is an annual World Nettle Eating Championship? The competitors in the contest actually compete just to eat as much of the raw plant as possible! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell nettle leaves and nettle leaf powder for external use only! Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is only for educational purposes! But do make sure to try out our wonderful free recipe for our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters, they are actually made with our nettle leaves! Are you still curious about this great herb? Then go check out even more nettle leaf uses in our free Nettle Leaf Class! And while we’re on that subject, go check out all the rest of our great free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy all of these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
17

Burdock Root Uses


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Are you in need of something different to use in your new creations? Well, how about burdock root? This herb is most well known for its wide variety of medicinal uses, however it can also be used for skin care, bath and body products, soap making, culinary purposes, and even for hair care! This beautiful plant actually produces those strange burrs that can get stuck on your clothing or even your animals! Did you know that those burrs were actually the inspiration for Velcro? In the 1940s, a Swiss inventor named George de Mestral became intrigued with how the burrs stuck to his dog and his clothing. He put the burrs under a microscope, looking at the hook system. He realized how that hook system could be implemented for other uses and there you go! His studies resulted in Velcro!

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using burdock root. Native Americans used burdock root to aid in digestion, and in traditional Chinese medicine burdock root is used to treat tonsillitis, sore throats, measles, colds, and the flu. The practice of holistic medicine uses burdock root to treat cancer. It has some antitumor effects and has many purifying properties. Burdock root is a great herb to protect the heart from many problems. It keeps the blood free of toxins and other free radicals, lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Pregnant women should avoid burdock root however as it can cause possible damage to the fetus. Did you know that burdock root can increase a persons’ sex drive? Or that it can promote sweating? Other conditions that can be treated using burdock root include fevers, anorexia, joint pain, rheumatism, gout, bladder infections, hepatitis, and it can even be used as a weight loss aid!

Common bath and body products that can include burdock root are soaps, massage oils, bath bombs, body wash, liquid soap, lotions, scrubs, facial masks, ointments, creams, and facial toners. Your skin can greatly benefit from burdock root. Burdock is actually considered one of the most important herbs for treating skin conditions. Some of those include styes, canker sores, syphilis sores, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, skin ulcers, acne, carbuncles, and boils. It is also great for dry skin. Your hair can even benefit from burdock root! It helps to treat and fight dandruff, stop flaky scalp, promote new hair growth, and burdock root is also great for using to condition dry scalp.

Did you know that burdock was considered sacred by the early Celts and Germanic people? It was considered sacred to the heavenly bear, Thor who reigned over summer storms. They placed burdock on gables as protecting from giants and lightning. Are you still curious about this wonderful herb? Well then make sure to check out our free Burdock Root Class which will give you even more information on Burdock Root Uses! While you’re there, check out our Burdock Root Powder as well! This is one herb you just can’t say no to! So go ahead and try it in our Soothing Facial Mask Recipe and let us know what you think! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells burdock root for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great burdock is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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