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Sandalwood Uses

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Sandalwood UsesSandalwood Uses

One great cosmetic herb that you can use in your everyday life is our Red Sandalwood Chips. This cosmetic herb is one of the many amazing cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden that you can use to create some great bath and body recipes! Actually, there are many sandalwood uses in cosmetic recipes. Plus, there are even more ways to use these wood chips in everything from cooking to cosmetics to gardening. If you are interested in learning more about how you can use this lovely herb, then check out our cosmetic beauty blog to find recipes ideas and benefits for your entire body.

Sandalwood Uses: Growing ConditionsSandalwood Uses: Growing Conditions

These trees prefer warm climates and prefer hardiness zones 10 or 11. So, Sandalwood trees are not typically found all throughout the United States. Actually, these plants are native to areas like India. If you live in a colder region, then you may not want to grow this tree. Also, these trees prefer an area with full sunlight, but they can tolerate partial shade. Also, the soil for this plant should be well draining with both sandy and loamy parts to it. Further, the soil should have between 5.6 and 7.8 for the pH.

Additionally, you should try to plant this tree near another shrub or tree that will put nitrogen back into the soil. You should put your host plant at least six feet from your sandalwood tree. It is important to have this host plant because sandalwood trees are like hemi-parasitic. This means that the tree will need another plant nearby to gain crucial building materials, like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. If you are interested in finding a host plant, then check below for ideas on what to use. While this tree requires extra nutrients, add fertilizer can actually harm the plant. Although these trees need a host plant, they are actually very hardy and can tolerate high wind, drought, salt spray, and even intense heat. 

Sandalwood Uses: Industry Uses

There are many ways that you can use sandalwood chips in your daily life. First, you can use these cosmetic wood chips to create all kinds of different bath and body creations. Also, you can use the sandalwood chips to help add a smoky flavor to your meats. Additionally, there are some medicinal properties that you can gain from this lovely herb. So, that are many ways that you can use this cosmetic herb to benefit your body both inside and out.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body RecipesSandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Recipes

First, you can use the sandalwood herb to create wonderful bath and beauty products that are unique and very high quality. Not only does this herb look amazing in bath and body recipes, but this herb has properties that are known to care for the skin. So, we think that including sandalwood chips in your recipes would be a great idea for bath bombs and bath soak recipes. This is because soaking in the tub will allow your body to soak up the nutrients that this herb provides. If you are interested, then continue to find out exactly how this herb can benefit the skin.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Benefits

Also, the antiseptic properties of this herb are beneficial for creating cleansing bath and body products. Further, the antiseptic properties have been known to be useful for eczema, itching, rashes, and even more! Additionally, this cosmetic herb can help prevent breakouts, as this herb is thought to help control oil.  So, you can use this cosmetic herb to help control oily skin with the absorbent properties of this cosmetic herb. So, you can use this herb to help with acne, pimples, and even blackheads. Also, this cosmetic herb can be useful for treating insect bites and minor cuts. This herb is thought to help promote faster healing and prevent infection.

Plus, this cosmetic herb contains properties that will provide you with a glowing complexion that you are sure to adore. This herb can nourish and help moisturize rough skin that brightens your dry, lifeless skin. Further, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing blotchy skin and various blemishes. In fact, this cosmetic herb is known to help even the skin tone. Whether you have an uneven tan or some kind of mark on your skin, this cosmetic herb can be useful for making these less noticeable and providing a more even appearance. Also, this cosmetic can be useful for helping with sunburn, as this herb promotes faster healing for the skin. Additionally, you can use this herb to moisturize the skin and leave you feeling soothed and nourished. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing signs of aging.

Sandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Our sandalwood fragrances would be the perfect scent to pair with this cosmetic herb! First, we have the lovely aroma of our Sacred Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a tranquil aroma of  smooth, silky sandalwood, powdery amber and velvety floral scents with a touch of musk base notes for a hint of sensuality. Of course, another great scent for this herb is the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This scent is a woody bouquet of cedar and sandalwood enhanced by notes of rose and jasmine.

Sandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage RecipesSandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage Recipes

Obviously, you don’t want to just eat wood chips. However, there are some fantastic ways that red sandalwood chips can be used for making food. First of all, you can create an herbal tonic with this ingredient. This tonic can be used for medicinal benefits, which we will go into more in depth later. While this herbal beverage may not use the herb for the natural flavor, there are a few recipes that do utilize the flavor of sandalwood.

One great way to utilize the flavor is to use this herb in a smoker to add flavor to your meats. Just add some of these wood chips in a smoker and you have a fantastic flavor added to your food. Not only is this flavor used to enhance the taste of your meat, but some alcoholic beverages will use a hint of the red sandalwood flavor, too.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal UsesSandalwood Uses: Medicinal Uses

The wood at the heart of a sandalwood is the part of the tree that is used to create herbal medicine. There are many wonderful benefits that many people have utilized by including this lovely herb in their herbal tonics and medicines. There are ways that you can use sandalwood to create a medicinal tonic that can be used to benefit you. In fact, a simple tonic that has been found to help improve all kinds of different issues. This herbal tonic is thought to provide the body with a few different benefits for the inside your body. So, continue reading if you are interested in learning more about these benefits.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use this herb’s antiseptic properties to help protect your body from internal infections due to wounds and or ulcers. Plus, this beneficial property can be used to promote oral health. Sandalwood has been known to strengthen your gums and help prevent natural tooth loss. Also, this herbal tonic may be beneficial for the digestive tract. The drying properties of this cosmetic herb are thought to be useful for helping with diarrhea issues, as it will help to solidify and reduce your diarrhea.

Additionally, some have found that this cosmetic herb has been useful for reducing fluid retention and coughing, which can be useful for those that are sick. This wholesale herb is thought to help you with mucus, as it has drying properties that can be useful for breaking up the mucus and making it easier for your body to deal with and remove. Plus, the sandalwood herb is thought to be useful for helping purify the blood as it has a diuretic effect that leads to more filtering and urine production.

Sandalwood Uses: Other UsesSandalwood Uses: Other Uses

Another possibly useful trait of sandalwood is that it can be used to fight body odor. So, you can infuse this herb into a homemade deodorant recipe to kill microbes and help you stay smelling fresh! Further, this herb has been known to help reduce prickly heat. This herb has a cooling effect and helps reduce the sweat that contributes to this feeling.

Also, some people have used this cosmetic herb to help with annoying bug problems. First, you can try this herb on any bug bites. The anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help reduce the itching and swelling of the bite, which will relieve much of the discomfort. Also, this herb may be useful at keeping the bugs at bay and preventing any more bites from occurring.

Additionally, you can use herbal wood chips, like the red sandalwood chips, to create a beautiful, functional garden. Adding mulch to a garden helps to retain moisture, control weeds, reduce erosion, and so much more. Plus, the red sandalwood has a beautiful color that is sure to make your garden look amazing! If you want to add some color and improve your garden, then these lovely wood chips may be the perfect choice!

Sandalwood Uses: Burning Sandalwood Incense

Many people enjoy burning incense to cleanse an area of negative energy or even promote their own positive energies. So, there are many that find different types of incense will provide different benefits. Many find that burning this herb can help reduce anxiety, improve your sleep, and provide many more benefits. If you want to learn even more about the some of the different potential benefits of sandalwood, then check out 5 Benefits Of Burning Sandalwood Incense Sticks by Cure Joy.

Sandalwood Uses: Picking a Host Plant

If you are growing a Sandalwood tree, then you are going to need to find a host plant that will support your tree. Although you can’t just choose any plant you want, there are quite a few options that you can use to provide your Sandalwood with the nutrients that it needs. Often, people will use an acacia tree or plants in the casuarina genius, which you can find many of on The Plant List’s article. These are only a few examples of the many options that you have for your host plant. All you need to do is find a plant with a few properties. First, make sure that it can survive in the same hardiness zone as sandalwood. Second, make sure that it will produce fixed nitrogen, which your Sandalwood tree will use.

Sandalwood Uses: Reach Out to UsSandalwood Uses: Reach Out to Us

We hope you that learned all about some fun ways that you can use this cosmetic herb in everyday life. If you have any more questions about using this cosmetic herb, then you should reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, and on social media. If you choose to contact us on social media, there are a few ways to go about doing that. First, you can find us on Facebook. Also, you can find us on Twitter and on Instagram using our @ngscents handle. Not only is this a great place to reach out to us, but you can share your own creations. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Sandalwood Uses: A Reminder for Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our cosmetic herbs, like the Red Sandalwood Chips, for external use only. We do not sell this herb as a food item. The information that we provide in this blog is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Keep all cosmetic herbs out of the reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman, then you should take special care when handling any 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.


Camu Camu Uses

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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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Catnip Uses

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Hello all you amazing people out there! For all you crafters, are you looking for something new and exciting to try in your next project? Maybe you’re looking for something different and unique to wow all of your friends and family? Or maybe you’re just in of something to impress your customers with, something they haven’t thought of before! Well, have you ever tried using catnip in any of your products? Yes, catnip! Like the stuff that will your adorable little kitties go absolutely insane!! There are so many various catnip uses, it can be used for medicinal purposes, foods and beverages, bath and body products, skin care, soap making, and even for hair care!

There are so many wonderful catnip uses, especially in bath and body products! Catnip can be used in many common bath and body product such as face masks, scrubs, lotions, soaps, ointments, creams, shampoos and conditioners, and bath teas. When used during the soap making process, catnip helps to treat many skin conditions, like acne, and it also works to help you relax. Catnip also has many benefits when used for hair care. It helps to smooth, soften, and condition the hair, as well as moisturize it. Catnip also treats dandruff, and if the dandruff is caused by an infected scalp, the catnip can work as a “leave-on serum” to treat the infection. When used for skin care, catnip works as a natural astringent and helps to tighten loose skin and muscles. It is also a natural antiseptic and disinfectant. It even works to delays premature aging, treats acne, and speeds up the healing and repairing process of any wounds.

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to using catnip as well. For women, catnip can be used to treat cramping, the pain and cramps caused from the menstrual process, and it also helps to start the menstrual process for girls that have delayed cycles. It can also be used to treat colds, the flu, swine flu, rheumatism, arthritis, indigestion, worms, insomnia, flatulence, diarrhea, colic, anxiety, fever, hives, the measles, upset stomachs, and hyperactivity. Catnip is also used as treatment for hemorrhoids and can be used in a compress to help relieve any swelling of the body. It also helps to relieve any inflammation and swelling caused by airborne allergies, colds and flu, and even from excessive alcohol intake. Catnip also has many important properties such as being antibiotic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, disinfectant, anti-spasmodic, anti-fungal, anesthetic and sedative. It can even be used to give some relief from many nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s, vertigo, and Parkinson’s disease.

Did you know that catnip can be used as a natural insect, mice, rat, and bug repellent? Or that it has been used as an ingredient in love potions? It is even said that in American folklore, ingesting catnip will turn the nicest person around into the meanest person around! The easiest way to get your hands on this fantastic product is by typing “catnip” into the search bar on our site which will take you directly to our Cut and Sifted Catnip Leaves. But did you know that we also offer a free recipe for our Kittens Mittens Toy that is actually made with catnip? This recipe is one that your furry felines are sure to love! When you get to our catnip page, on top of the picture, there is a little green Recipe box on top of the picture. That will show you a direct link to our Kittens Mittens Toy recipe! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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