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Oct
30

Apricot Oil Benefits


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 Apricot Oil BenefitsApricot Oil Benefits

We at Nautres Garden would love to share with you all the great benefits that Apricot Oil can have for your body and your products! Every cosmetic oil has slightly different properties that can be used for different situations and types of products. So, you will definitely want to learn all about how apricot oil benefits your bath and body products. While this oil may or may not perfectly suit your needs for a certain product, understanding the properties of all your possible ingredients will help you to create even better recipes. In this blog, we are going to discuss the positive effects that this oil has for your homemade products and the benefits that your body will receive from this oil.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Body

This delightful cosmetic oil is made from apricot kernels, which have some benefits for both the inside and outside of your body. While the specific kind of apricot kernel oil that we carry is only cosmetic, meaning that it can’t be ingested, there are some apricot kernels that are safe to eat in their recommended doses. These edible kernels have been said to help your body fight off certain diseases. These kernels contain strong antioxidants and the powerful vitamin B17.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Homemade ProductsApricot Oil Benefits for Your Homemade Products

Since your homemade products are only as great as the ingredients that you add to your recipes, it is important to understand how different oils impact your finished product. This is because the ingredients that you choose will combine and determine what kind of product you have. Everyone has an opportunity to create the perfect product for their own needs. But, you need to know what the potential ingredients will provide your product. So, we would like to discuss the benefits that apricot kernel oil would have for any of your body products.

Apricot Kernel Oil for Making Cold Process Soap Apricot Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process Soap

First of all, adding this cosmetic oil to your soap making recipes will add some beneficial properties. Apricot Kernel Oil will provide your soap with benefits of being very conditioning for your skin. Furthermore, this lovely cosmetic oil is sure to easily sink down into the deeper layers of your skin to perfectly nourish and moisturize your skin. Also, this oil will provide your soap bars with a bit of hardness for your soap bar and contribute to a creamy lather, too. So, you may want to add this oil to your own soap making recipes. Just make sure to use only 5-10%. But, you can try out one of our soap recipes that use this oil, like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, instead of formulating your own recipes.

AApricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotions and Scrubspricot Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotions and Scrubs

Additionally, you can use this delightful cosmetic ingredient to create your own homemade moisturizing recipes for your skin. Using this oil in either your lotion or scrub recipes will both nourish and quench your skin. Since apricot oil contains great nutrients, like vitamins A and E, your skin will need to be healthy and beautiful. Plus, the essential fatty acids in this cosmetic ingredient are perfect for moisturizing the body and will perfectly quench your dry, cracked skin. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for caring for your skin either through your own lotion or body scrub creations. Also, you can use our fabulous formulations to create either the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe or the Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Hair Conditioner

Further, you can create homemade conditioner with this wonderful cosmetic oil. Using natural ingredients, like apricot kernel oil, is a perfect way to keep your hair healthy, moisturized and looking gorgeous. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating a conditioner that is perfect for pampering your gorgeous locks. This oil will help add some characteristics to your hair that will work to improve the texture of your hair. Plus, this delightful carrier oil is great for stimulating your hair growth. This means that apricot kernel oil will be great for growing long, gorgeous hair. In addition, this oil will still help you care for the hair you have, which is sure to lead to some long lasting beauty.

Apricot Kernel Oil for Making Spa ProductsApricot Oil Benefits for Making Spa Products

Additionally, you can create some amazing, spa quality products at home. This delightful oil is perfect for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Plus, when you use apricot oil in your handcrafted cosmetics, you are sure to pamper your skin as it is being nourished. So, you can use this wonderful cosmetic ingredients for all kinds of products. In fact, it is an oil that is perfect for massages and relaxation. Also, you can use apricot kernel oil to create wonderful spa creations, like our Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmApricot Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Also, you can benefit from using apricot kernel oil in your homemade lip care products. This cosmetic ingredient will be perfect for moisturizing and nurturing your lips. You will love the feeling of this oil on your lips. Not only will this light, moisturizing oil help your homemade lip balm glide across your lips, but the oil will easily sink into your skin. This is perfect for both softening and protect your lips from being dry and cracked. So, this apricot oil is perfect for creating the best lip care that will leave your lips soft and luscious.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Bath CreationsApricot Oil Benefits for Bath Creations

Another great way that you can use apricot kernel oil is in your homemade bath products! This is the perfect way to benefit from apricot oil’s properties while relaxing in the bath. So, you can have all the nourishment and moisture that this cosmetic oil has to offer. So, you will definitely want to try out this oil in your bath and body products, as it is a conditioning oil that sinks deep into the skin. Also, you can try out one of our bath product recipes, like the Freshly Ground Bath Bombs Recipe or the Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Body

Not only do you need to have your cosmetic oils to benefit your homemade products, but your ingredients should benefit your skin in some way, too. Otherwise, your products would only look pretty and smell good. This may seem to be great at first, but they would be ineffective for your skin or your hair. Obviously, you are going to need your creations to benefit the body in some way. So, let’s talk about all the amazing benefits that apricot kernel oil has for your entire body!

Apricot Oil Benefits for Sensitive Skin

This cosmetic oil is great for those that have more sensitive skin, as this oil is very gentle. Not only will Apricot Kernel Oil be gentle for even the most sensitive skin types, but this oil is highly beneficial for the skin. So, apricot oil is the best of both sides, as it is very light and gentle and still nourishes your skin. Whether or not you have sensitive skin, everyone can enjoy the benefits of the nourishment that this cosmetic oil will bring. So, you can add some apricot kernel oil to your sensitive products and enjoy all the benefits for your skin!

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Helping to Heal SkinApricot Oil Benefits for Helping to Heal Skin

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to help heal your skin. Apricot kernel oil is great for providing your skin with some of the essential nutrients that are great for the skin, like vitamin C. This cosmetic oil is great for giving your skin the moisture and essential nutrients that your skin needs to heal effectively. Plus, this oil will sink down to the deeper layers to provide you with a deep nourishment. Further, you can gain all these benefits without the oil leaving your skin oily.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Reducing WrinklesApricot Oil Benefits for Reducing Wrinkles

Since this cosmetic oil is great for adding to your skin care routine, it is a perfect oil for reducing signs of aging skin. While getting old is completely natural, it can be nice to prolong our youthful appearance as long as possible. So, you can try our the Apricot Kernel Oil to provide your skin with some additional nutrients that your skin can use to look younger and healthier. This cosmetic oil is wonderful for providing nourishment and moisture deep down to care for new skin cells. This will help reduce wrinkles and smooth out fine lines overtime, which will help you get smooth, gorgeous skin.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Inflammatory Issues

Another great property of this delightful cosmetic oil its soothing anti-inflammatory properties. With these properties, this cosmetic oil will benefit your skin by helping you reduce your symptoms of skin issues that are caused by inflammation. So, skin certain ailments, like dermatitis and eczema, have been known to be reduced by using this lovely cosmetic ingredient. This means that apricot kernel otil would be perfect for creating products for the skin, as it both moisturizes and soothes skin issues.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Skin Tone

Further, this cosmetic oil is great for improving your skin tone. This lovely oil is a great ingredient for providing some exfoliation to your skin, which is useful for helping to remove damaged and dead skin cells. So, your skin will be perfectly exfoliated to allow the new skin beneath to show through. So, your gorgeous skin will be revealed and renewed. This cosmetic oil will provide you with a gorgeous, more even and fresh skin tone that is absolutely gorgeous!

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Softening HairApricot Oil Benefits for Softening Hair

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to perfectly soften and care for your hair. So, adding some Apricot Kernel Oil to your typical hair care routine would be wonderful. This oil contains nutrients, like vitamins A and E, which will help nourish and quench the hair. This will leave your locks of hair feeling extra soft and the cosmetic oil is perfect for hydrating your hair. So, your hair will be left ultra soft and absolutely gorgeous!

Apricot Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Facial Skin

Also, Apricot Kernel Oil is great for creating a night time facial lotion that is the perfect balance of moisturizing power without disturbing your skin. This perfect cosmetic oil is perfect for providing your facial skin with the perfect amount of moisture that will perfectly sink into your deeper layers of skin. Plus, this lovely cosmetic oil is light enough to not clog pores or leaving your face shiny while moisturizing. So, your face will have all the benefits of a strong moisturizer without the downfall of oily or clogged skin.

Apricot Oil Benefits and Enjoying Your Homemade Products

We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoy all of the benefits that this cosmetic oil have to offer for your body and your products. These cosmetic oil properties can be useful for creating all kinds of products. So, we would really enjoy hearing about your experiences with Apricot Kernel Oil in your own homemade recipes! If you would like to share your experiences, then please find us on Facebook or Instagram, @ngscents.  We hope to hear from you soon!

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

Oct
21

Baking Soda


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baking sodaBaking Soda

Hello everyone! How often do you use baking soda in your every day life? Or maybe it’s something that you always have around the house but you really have no idea what it is ever used for? Well, I’m here to tell you all about it! You will definitely be amazed at all the different uses you didn’t know it had! After reading this, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued enough to try out some of these awesome ideas with baking soda for yourself!

I’m sure we all know and think of baking soda just as a part of the bread making process. Or maybe if you’ve worked in restaurants like I have, you associate it as almost a fire extinguisher. Like if something catches fire on the stove or grill, if you pour baking soda on it, puts the fire out. Or even the toothpaste commercials when people talk about that they or their loved ones used baking soda for toothpaste. But that’s not all this wonderful product can do! Did you know baking soda can be used in bath and body products as well? It can be used in bath bombs recipes and when used as a hair rinse, it will make your hair soft and silky. And it gets even better! When you use baking soda to add a little something extra to your bath time, it helps to soften the skin and give it a lovely silky feeling! Even the cosmetic industry uses baking soda! Cleaning formulas and cosmetic formulations use it to help lift dirt and remove oils.

You can even make your very own baking soda laundry detergents and dish soaps when you combine it with citric acid and soap! There are many other cleaning products that use baking soda as well. Cloth diapers can be cleaned with a mixture of baking soda and water. It can remove grease stains and oils, clean cars, corroded batteries, ovens, microwaves, vinyl shower curtains, and it can even remove marks on walls. Baking soda also has deodorizing qualities! It can be used as a replacement for deodorant, deodorize pet bedding, cars, closets, refrigerators, shoes, cutting boards, dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash cans and even stuffed animals just to name a few.

There are many medicinal benefits to baking soda as well! It can help slow kidney failure and there is a theory that it can be used to fight cancer. It is also used to treat indigestion and heartburn, it can also be used when removing splinters and for allergic reactions to poison ivy, sumac, and oak. For oral health, baking soda is used as an ingredient in toothpastes to help remove plaque from the teeth. Soaking your feet in baking soda can treat foot fungus and odors. Athletes also can use baking soda to keep them from getting tired during a game and it helps to enhance their performance.

Those are just a few of the many ways to use baking soda! Aren’t you just dying to try some of them out now? One of my favorite and most interesting uses to me though, is a recipe we came across on Pinterest. For getting scuff marks off of vinyl and suede shoes. Using baking soda in the recipe! Did you know that baking soda can also be used to help keep septic systems clean? Hold on though, if you are need of the actual product itself, we have it right here at Nature’s Garden! Just type “baking soda” into the search bar on our site and it will take you right to it! These ideas are something you just can’t pass up! Check out some of our free recipes and classes too and our baking soda class! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
26

Top 44 Lip Balm Blogs & Recipes


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Lip Balm blogs

If you spend as much money on lip balm as I do, then you’ll come to love making your own. If you’ve never tried the DIY approach, then I have the perfect post full of the best lip balm recipe blogs loaded with tutorials, how-to’s, and wonderful tips and tricks.

I decided to create a quality resource for readers looking for lip balm recipes, to offer them information with variety and plenty of information from what I have found to be some of the best lip balm recipe blogs online. I’m such a fan of these blogs, I’ve gone ahead and created badges so their visitors know they are one of the top lip balm blogs on the internet.  The order below is not in any particular order, so browse freely. Each blog will offer you something new to explore.Enjoy!

1. Christina – Christina refers to herself as a lip balm addict. Hey, we all have something! Although, Christina decides to use her addiction to better your lip balm investments by doing frequent reviews of what’s worth the splurge and what you should save your money on.

2. Lisa – Lisa walks you through the wonderful world of lip balms, from glosses to tints to DIY recipes with her blog. When this blogger isn’t busy reviewing her latest purchase, she’s probably updating one of her other dozen blogs, mostly focused on other lip balm related products. She is the artisan and chief formulator behind ForGoodnessGrape and The Lip Balm Queen and makes over 500 lip balms in every flavor and combination that you could possibly imagine to cater to fellow lip balm addicts worldwide.

3. Chaptastic.com – If you’ve ever found Chapstick in every pocket of your pants, every drawer in your house, and under any cushion on your couch, then you may have found the perfect site for your Chapstick affair. Determined to find the perfect tube of Chapstick, this blog revolves around reviews and products to help you find the brand you love.

4. Katie – Katie loves lip products, and cats, more than your average girl. This makes her wonderfully qualified to share her expert-ish insight on how to keep your lips radiant, using balms, butters, gloss, or stain.

5. PumpsAndGloss – This is a site of true variety. As the name suggests, topics are from pumps to lip gloss and everything in between for “the fabulous and sassy.” They’ll cover all of your favorite products and brands, and help you learn how to give your look a major update. Scroll through the feed and learn about the latest cosmetics, while reading an editor’s favorite review and learning how to clean your makeup brushes. A fabulous, one-stop-shop beauty blog.

6. BalmCollector.tumblr.com – A great, quick stop for short, to the point reviews on your favorite lip balms. From drugstores to high end, get the know on these products before you invest your money. An honest review, the investment, and what it might pair nicely with so you can keep your lips happy and healthy.

7. Val – Dry Lips is a wildly informative blog built on the well-traveled editor’s experience in the constant changes in the quality of her lips. From cold to dry climates, and low-to-high end products, Val will walk you through restoring the perfect condition to your puckers.

8. LipBalmAnonymous.com – Definitely an interesting twist on the lip balm blogs we’ve seen, this one actually suggestions that lip balm addiction is a serious, trending issue. A wildly informative intro video can be watched on their homepage, put together by journalism students. Not believing it? Read through some of their facts about drying agents put into popular brands like Carmex and you may lose your skepticism.

Our Favorite Lip Balm Recipes

1. Martha – Martha at The Beauty Junkee advises readers on what lip balms work for dry lips to pair with matte lipstick to stay crack-free, but more importantly, how to alleviate the problem of dry lips in the first place.

2. Rebecca – Rebecca from the Soap Deli News Blog shares a lip balm recipe that is perfect for birthday parties or even wedding favors. Made with all natural shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter, this recipe is highly customizable and can be made in under 30 minutes.

3. TheNerdyFarmWife.com – Learn how to use mint (fresh from the garden!) to infuse oil and turn it into lip balm. The Nerdy Farm Wife shares two lip balm recipes using this all-natural infusion technique.

4. Ashley – Ashley at Simply Designing shares an all-natural lip balm recipe in preparation for winter chapped lips. This recipe is fun, easy, and customizable making up to four containers of lip balm.

5. Jamie – This all-natural lip balm recipe uses herbs from your own backyard to add fragrance, natural oils, and a visual flourish. This recipe is perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, or a fun girls’ night.

6. HowDoeShe.com – This homemade lip balm doubles as a lip stain for a stylish take on a chapped lip moisturizer using only two ingredients and just one minute of assemble time!

7. BeautyLish.com – Perfect for holiday gifts or combating winter chill, this lip balm recipe is full of peppermint goodness and you can even use a recycled Altoid container for the finished product.

8. Stephanie – Using honey in your lip balm is said to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties, but Stephanie of Garden Therapy uses it because it simply makes a “darn good good lip balm.” She shares this all-natural hemp and honey lip balm recipe for happy lips.

9. Grit.com – This simple, all-natural lip balm uses beeswax (the most versatile and widely used of all bee byproducts) and ingredients that are probably already in your pantry.

10. MyMerryMessyLife.com – As the cold sets in, use this chemical-free lip balm recipe to soothe dry and chapped lips. Clove and orange make this lip balm an especially perfect gift for the holidays and only takes about 10 minutes to make.

11. Ashley Marie – Many lip balms you buy at the store contain chemicals that actually do damage to your skin and lips, which not only exposes your body to unnecessary toxins, but is also counterproductive to its entire purpose. Instead, Ashley Marie shows us how to make your own natural lip balm using this simple recipe.

12. Torie Jayne – Torie Jayne shares a homemade lip balm recipe that doesn’t sacrifice the sparkly fun from some of the store-bought varieties. She used this as a fun holiday gift for her family and friends, and along with the recipe even includes some free printable labels you can use to dress up your lip balm containers.

13. AromaHead – AromaHead offers this homemade lip balm recipe that is kid-friendly so they can participate in creating their favorite lip balm flavors (like chocolate and vanilla!). Based with all-natural infusions and wax, these homemade lip balms are soothing, fun, and last a long time.

14. Colleen – Colleen started making her own lip balm after noticing the rising prices of the chemically laden varieties found in stores and decided that she could make it herself. She shares her highly customizable lip balm recipe that her whole family uses and loves.

15. Andrea – Andrea from Frugally Sustainable has created a luscious strawberry lip balm with 100% organic flavoring and all-natural ingredients. The lip balm recipe will lock in moisture AND indulge your strawberry sweet tooth.

16. Lori – Women in Victorian times made their own tinted lip balms, so Lori of Our Heritage of Health has decided to take on the tradition by sharing a recipe following in our ancestors’ footsteps from an actual women’s magazine in the 1800s. And since chemicals were a foreign concept in the days of yore, you can be assured that this recipe is full of all-natural goodness.

17. CatsOnTheHomestead – If an effort to stay away from petroleum-based lip balms, synthetic dyes, and preservatives, Cats on the Homestead offers this natural wax and oil-based lip balm recipe as a basic structure to customize however you want.

18. HowToBePerfectWoman.com – Healthier and more effective than commercial lip balms, this basic recipe by How to Be Perfect Woman is easy and highly customizable.

19. Lindsey – After experimenting with making her own non-toxic sunscreen and bug repellent, Lindsey of Homemade Mommy decided it was time to try her hand at replacing her beloved commercial lip balm with a more natural homemade variety. Her chocolate mint lip balm recipe turned out to be much easier (and cheaper) than she expected, and best of all she can stock her entire house with a lip balm that is completely non-toxic.

20. APumpkingAndAPrincess.com – Shimmer, a pop of color, AND only two ingredients? A Pumpkin and a Princess shares this easy DIY lip balm which soothes and softens your lips and is princess approved.

21. Dawn – Dawn shares an easy, two-ingredient lip balm recipe using ingredients that you can probably find in your pantry. This recipe is fun and easy and Dawn even shares some printable labels to add to your finished lip balm tubes to decorate and give away as gifts to family and friends.

22. UntrainedHousewife.com – Untrained Housewife presents a lip balm recipe that is not only easy, but higher quality than many of the commercial lip balm options. Not only that, but this recipe allows you to create a lip balm with the texture, flavor, and coloring that works best for YOU.

23. VermontFarmHeart.com – Vermont Farm Heart claims an “addiction” to lip balm. She always grew up with a Chap Stick nearby, but now finds the process of making her own so easy that she has transitioned from the commercial to the homemade. Here she shares two varieties of lip balm recipes which are both basic and easy to tweak.

24. Dominique – Lip balms and lipsticks are generally the most used cosmetic item, so it only makes sense to make them yourself if you buy them on a regular basis anyway. Not only is it great for personal use, but you can make enough to sell on Etsy or other crafting sites. This recipe is simple and fun and can create some amazing results.

25. Jes – These coconut honeybee lip balms make excellent gifts for family and friends, plus the recipe is extremely easy and doesn’t require any fancy equipment to make. Jes also includes printable labels you can use for your own lip balm tubes at the end of her post.

26. SavvyBrown.com – Savvy Brown uses this two-ingredient lip balm recipe to soothe and prep her lips. This recipe is all-natural and can also be used as a cuticle moisturizer, a solid perfume, and even as a quick conditioner for dry hair.

27. AmazingHerbsAndOils.com – This DIY lip balm recipe can help heal and prevent cold sores naturally! Using lemon balm, which is a natural cold sore-fighting herb, this lip balm recipe is easy and effective.

28. Gabby – Gabby loves this lip balm recipe because it is packed with only natural ingredients (as opposed to her recently kicked habit of Victoria’s Secret lip gloss) and it truly soothes her lips against the Boston cold. This recipe is easy and cheaper than store-bought lip balms

29. Birkatchaverim.com – This kid-friendly lip balm recipe avoids the use of a stove or fire so that kids can more safely participate in making their own natural lip balm using beeswax, peppermint oil, and cocoa to create a fun activity with a delicious flavor.

30. Marina Marchese  – This simple recipe is the lip balm that all bee keepers should know and use. With all-natural beeswax, this lip balm is creamier than commercial lip balms and is easy to customize using your own preferred essential oils and natural fragrances.

31. Staci – This chocolate covered orange lip balm recipe evokes the scents of the season and is a great gift idea. This recipe also includes Vitamin E oil for additional skin healing properties as well as a natural preservative.

32. Kinsey Mhire – Kinsey shares four lip balm variations that are all-natural and make excellent gifts for family and friends: peppermint, honey and chamomile, lavender and vanilla, and chocolate.

33. Shaina Olmanson – Shaina gives two excellent lip balm recipes and breaks down the natural ingredients of each to explain why they help nourish your lips. She also provides a free printable label to decorate your own lip balm tubes with so you can gift them to family, friends, and secret admirers.

34. Kaylie – Kaylie posts about her chocolate peppermint lip balm recipe reminding us of delicious winter cocoa while keeping our lips moisturized and protected from the winter cold.

35. Erica – Erica created a fun activity to do with her kids by making their own home made lip balm out of all-natural ingredients. She shares the process as well as the three variations they made and even took the time to create custom labels for each of the containers.

36. Leslie – Leslie of Crunch Betty shares three DIY lip balm recipes which are easy and can be adjusted to meet your own customizations. Leslie even uses some of these recipes as an all-over body moisturizer.