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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!

Mar
12

Herbs in Melt and Pour Soap


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herbs in melt and pour soapHerbs in Melt and Pour Soap

Hello everyone, it’s time for a new creation!! We have created our new Chamomile Clay Soap using dried chamomile flowers & Rhassoul Clay to create a soap that exfoliates your skin while removing toxins! There are many amazing benefits to having herbs in melt and pour soap, especially as they work as an exfoliant for your skin! Chamomile actually helps to make your skin softer, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, as well as working to heal flaky skin!

 

Ingredients:

Clay Soap Layer: 

120 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

6 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

7 grams of Rhassoul Clay Powder

11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Chamomile Flower Layer:

180 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

9 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

10 grams of Whole Chamomile Flowers

Other Ingredients Needed:

Rectangle Dome Top Mold Market Mold

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

Rubbing Alcohol

Pam or other cooking spray

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

Paper Towels

Scale

Directions:

Start by spraying a paper towel with your cooking spray and then gently rubbing your paper towel into your mold. The cooking spray will help to make the soap easier to release from the mold when it is finished. Next, go ahead and weigh out 180 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into one bowl, and 120 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap into another. Then into a third bowl, measure out 7 grams of Rhassoul Clay Powder and 11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Mix the clay and glycerin together thoroughly to make a paste.

herbs in melt and pour soap

Take the bowl with the Oatmeal Soap and in the microwave, melt down your soap. When it is fully melted, add your clay and vegetable paste mixture to the melted soap, as well as 6 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil. Make sure to mix it all together thoroughly. Once this is fully mixed together, pour your soap equally into 2 cavities of your mold. (Hint: If you pour into the middle, it will spread out more evenly!) Make sure to spray this layer with rubbing alcohol directly after pouring to defeat any air bubbles! Now let your soap sit, giving it enough time to set up and harden. If you pour the next layer too soon, the separate layers may combine with each other, and you may have brown coming into your clear layer.

herbs in melt and pour soap

Once your first layer has set up, go ahead and melt down your Diamond Clear soap in the microwave. When it is fully melted, add 9 grams of our Watercress and Aloe fragrance. Mix them together thoroughly. Before you pour it however, make sure to once again spray your first layer with rubbing alcohol, this will help each layer to adhere to each other. Then, go ahead and pour your clear layer on top of your brown layer. Once that is poured, you will need to work quickly to add your chamomile. Make sure to get your herbs down into the soap as much as you can, but do it quickly to get them in there before your layer hardens. (We have used 7 grams of chamomile for our soap, but you do not have to! Use as much or as little as you want!) Then leave your soap to sit until it has completely hardened.

herbs in melt and pour soap

herbs in melt and pour soap

Once it has hardened, your Chamomile Clay Soap is ready for you to use! Make sure to carefully remove it from your mold, and enjoy it! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
26

Uses for Horsetail


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horsetailUses for Horsetail

Have you ever used horsetail in any of your projects? This wonderful herb is one you should definitely take advantage of if you haven’t yet! While it is most well-known for its many medicinal purposes, there are so many other uses for horsetail in different products and industries! Horsetail can bring many skin care and hair care benefits when used in bath and body products, and it can even be used for culinary purposes! Did you know that the stems of the horsetail plant can even be used to shape the reeds of many instruments like the saxophone or clarinet?

Common bath and body products that can include horsetail are shampoos and conditioners, soaps, massage oils, lotions, bath bombs, creams, ointments, facial toners, bath teas, lip balms, aftershaves, scrubs, and natural nail care products. There are many wonderful hair care benefits to using horsetail. This great herb works to treat frizzy or dry hair, as well as helping to make the hair silky and soft. Horsetail even fights dandruff and split, promotes new hair growth, reduces hair loss, treats itchy scalp, and works to cure baldness! When used for skin care, horsetail helps to treat acne and the signs of aging, heals any cuts or wounds, treats any rashes that were caused from allergies, and works to tighten and tone the skin. Horsetail also helps to form new skin collagen and treat burns and skin lesions!

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using horsetail. In South America, it is used to reduce any swelling from excess fluid retention and to treat kidney and bladder disorders as well as urinary tract infections. Some Indian tribes have used a drink made from horsetail to treat venereal diseases. For women, horsetail can help to treat any hormonal or metabolic edemas caused by menopause as well as working to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. Ancient Romans and Greeks even used horsetail to stop any bleeding and to heal any wounds or ulcers. They also used this herb as treatment for tuberculosis and kidney ailments. Horsetail can be used to treat a variety of other conditions as well including diarrhea, dysentery, fever, bronchitis, brittle fingernails, joint diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, eyelid swelling, dyspepsia, cardiovascular diseases, malaria, muscle cramps, prostate problems, tumors, cysts, carbuncles, boils, herpes, hemorrhoids, gout, jaundice, hepatitis, incontinence, frost bite, ulcers, fistulas, prostate problems, and even chilblains and athlete’s foot.

Do you know how this plant actually ended up being called “horsetail?” It literally got its name because it literally resembles the tail of a horse! Are you still curious about this fantastic herb? Then make sure to check out our cut and sifted horsetail herb! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Here at Nature’s Garden, we only sell horsetail for external purposes. We do not sell it as a food item or anything else. Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is for educational purposes only! Enjoy this great herb and keep watching for even 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
12

Uses of Fennel


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fennelUses of Fennel

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about one of my favorite snacks for a second! Fennel! And yes, I mean that plant you see in the grocery stores that kind of looks like an onion, but you’re never really sure what it is. Well, that’s fennel! It’s extremely delicious, and tastes just candy! The taste of licorice to be specific. But did you know that uses of fennel are endless? While it’s most commonly known for its yummy flavor and many uses in food, fennel can also be used in bath and body products, for skin and hair care benefits, in soap and candle making, and even for medicinal purposes!

Fennel does contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Some of these include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. When used for its medicinal purposes, fennel can treat many conditions such as bronchitis, coughing, diarrhea, cholera, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, backaches, and even bed wetting. Specifically for women, fennel works to treat the pain of and regulate menstrual cycles, it increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, and also helps to reduce all the effects of PMS. Ancient Romans actually thought of fennel as the “herb of sight.” Fennel can be used to treat glaucoma and reduce eye disorders like macular degeneration. Fennel also works to maintain heart rate and blood pressure, helps to increase oxygen flow to the brain, and can even protect from and treat cancer!

Some common bath and body products that can include fennel are facial masks, body powders, lotions, perfumes, scrubs, and even eye pillows. When used for soap making, fennel works as a natural decorative element and also exfoliates the skin. There are many other skin care benefits to fennel as well. It reduces mild skin irritations, protects from and treats inflammation, it cleanses, exfoliates, and tones the skin, fights the signs of aging, and even prevents acne and cell damage. Your hair can greatly benefit from fennel as well. Fennel treats any bumps of the scalp as well as any itchiness. It also treats dandruff and helps to prevent the hairs from breaking. You can even fill your home with the scent of delicious licorice by using fennel seeds in potpourri. Its aroma is also wonderful for eye pillow recipes.

Did you know that ancient Greeks believed that a stalk of fennel carried a coal that would bring the knowledge of the gods down to man? I’m sure you’re wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful product as soon as possible! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it’s meant for educational purposes only! And here at Nature’s Garden, we specifically sell fennel for external use only! So please don’t eat it! Just type “fennel” into the search bar on our site and it will take to a page offering our Fennel Seeds and our Sweet Fennel Essential Oil! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our awesome free Fennel Class for even more uses of fennel! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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