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Nov
21

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?


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What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?

What is cornsilk? The cornsilk is the shiny fibers between the husk and the corn cob. These fibers are long, stringy and hard to miss. If you are shucking the corn yourself, then you can see the silk poking out of the top and all along the inside of the cob. While it’s typically taken off the corn cob before it is cooked, it doesn’t mean that it is bad for us. Most people just don’t like the strings getting stuck in their teeth, but there are better ways of benefiting from this skin loving herb. So, let’s get to the really important question of, “What are the benefits of cornsilk powder? There are many unique benefits for adding this herb to your homemade bath and body creations. Plus, there are natural medicinal remedies that incorporate this herb. So, there many great properties of this powdered herb to talk about!

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Growing ConditionsWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Growing Conditions

Around here we are no stranger to corn or cornsilk. But, that no surprise as this American staple is perfectly fit for our summer months. Corn stalks love long summer days full of bright sunshine. Also, they need soil slightly acidic and full of nutrients like nitrogen. If the soil is nutrient poor, then you likely will begin to see yellowing leaves. Plus, they need moist soil that is well draining as their roots are close to the surface. Another thing to know about corn is that they use the wind to spread their pollen. So, they should be planted in blocks of at least four rows instead of one long row. This will increase the likelihood of your corn being pollinated and growing correctly.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Why Do Farmers Leave Corn in the Field?What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Why Do Farmers Leave Corn in the Field?

Another interesting aspect of corn farming is the timing of harvesting. There are three phases of the corn. First, is the milk stage where the fluid inside the corn is similar to milk in consistency. Next, is the dough phase where the kernel gets more solid. Finally, you have the driest stage that is referred to as the black layer stage, as the tip of the corn is black. While the corn could be harvested at this point, waiting a bit longer will help cut down on the drying costs.

If the corn isn’t harvested when it is as dry as possible, then the farmer will need to dry it themselves and that costs money. This drying makes it easier to store the corn for the right time to sell. Also, drying helps make sure the corn stays good through the transportation process. So, transportation can effectively get the corn to where it will be used. So, you will often see what looks like dead corn left drying in the fields before it is time to harvest. However, farmers are actually just about ready to harvest these crops. The only concern is that they are more likely to fall on from the plant before harvesting at this point, especially due to a storm or strong breeze.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Industry Uses

There are many ways that cornsilk is used in the industries. First, this cosmetic herb can be used to create all kinds of skin-loving bath and body recipes. Plus, there are many different ways that people use this herb for its natural, medicinal properties. While cornsilk isn’t necessarily used in food products, the corn that it grows on definitely is! So, both cornsilk and corn are incredibly useful in the industry. Next, we will talk about how cornsilk is used and what the benefits of cornsilk are.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Bath and Body Products

There are many benefits to using an herb like cornsilk in your homemade recipes. First of all, this cosmetic powder can be used to provide a natural brown hue for your products. Not only can this herb be used as a natural colorant, but cornsilk powder has some wonderful skin benefits, too! These skin loving properties are perfect for making all kinds of different bath and body recipes as well as various cosmetic recipes. So, we are going to talk about how this herb can benefit various homemade products.

There are many vitamins and nutrients in this cosmetic herb.  These nutrients provide cornsilk with properties that are perfect for homemade cosmetic recipes. First, including this herb in formulations to create cornsilk cosmetics will provide you with a silky feel and a nice glide. This is perfect for homemade lip care, eye shadow, body powders, and so much more. Plus, adding this cosmetic powder to your facial mask recipes will provide you with a skin softening recipe. Further, this herb is thought to help reduce inflammation, which is useful for evening skin tone and reducing some break outs.

Additionally, adding this herb to lotion recipes provides a soft and silky feeling to the lotion and the skin! Also, this botanical herb can be added to soap recipes to provide gentle exfoliation and other wonderful soaping properties. If you are interested in trying out a corn silk soap recipe, check out our find below!

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Food and BeveragesWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Food and Beverages

While the cornsilk isn’t necessarily used for making food, the corn that it grows on makes up for it! In fact, corn makes up a huge part of what we have on our grocery store shelves. Most often, you probably think of the corn that you eat as some delicious sweet corn. Also, you may even think of scrumptious, homemade corn bread. While these definitely count, that is hardly all corn that is used for our food.

First, modified corn sweetener and high fructose corn syrup are both created using corn to create alternative sweeteners. These corn sweeteners are used in things like soda pop and fruit juices as well as ketchup, breads, yogurts and much more. While corn has a lot of nutritional benefits, some people are concerned about this modified sweetener being added so much of our food that it causes weight gain. Second, there is corn that is used to feed livestock, like cows and chickens. Additionally, processed meats, like chicken nuggets and cheap hamburger patties, often use corn filler to stretch the meat as far as it will go. So, much of the meat that we eat relies on corn, too. It can be hard to go a day without eating or eating something that benefited from the use of corn!

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Medicinal

There are many reasons why cornsilk is used in natural home remedies. In fact, Native Americans have used this herb in natural remedies for centuries. Plus, this botanical herb contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, and natural chemicals that continue to make this herb useful in many herbal recipes. While many of these medicinal benefits haven’t been confirmed within the medical community, it is a natural remedy that is sworn to have been helpful for many people.

Most people will create an herbal tea using the corn silk to harness the potential benefits. First, many people will ingest cornsilk powder to help with a variety of urinary issues. These issues include; inflammation in the urinary tract, kidney stones, prostate inflammation, or even bed wetting. Many find cornslik useful for these issues. This is because cornsilk contains chemicals that are known to work similarly to diuretics. Plus, cornsilk has been thought to reduce inflammation. Also, there is some that believe that cornsilk is useful for reducing blood pressure along with cholesterol levels.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Are There Any Side Effects?

People generally believed that cornsilk is safe for most of the population. But, anyone with a corn allergy, low potassium levels, or diabetes shouldn’t take this herbal supplement. You may want to check out the Interactions section of WebMD’s cornsilk page if you are taking any long term medications. For instance, anyone taking a diuretic should be cautious as cornsilk is known to work similarly to the drug. Also, those that are pregnant or breast feeding should use this herb with caution as amounts higher than those normally found in food can lead to potential issues.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Other UsesWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Other Uses

Not only does this herb have benefits for humans, but many pet owners use this herb for their animals. Just like with humans, this natural remedy can be useful for reducing issues with the urinary tract. It is suggested that a fourth cup of tea is used for every twenty pounds your animal weighs, which can be done twice a day. You will want to check with your vet to determine whether your pet’s particular illness isn’t more serious. Also, this remedy isn’t recommended for pregnant animals.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Using Cornsilk in a Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since cornsilk is so beneficial for the skin and soap, we wanted to find a great soap recipe to share. The Corn Silk – What Does it Have to Offer? by Neecy’s Necessities talks about how to include cornsilk in a typical batch of soap. So, you can use your own favorite recipe for soap making. While this recipe asks you to grind fresh corn silk into a powder, it may be easier to use our cornsilk powder to create this soap. Grinding fresh silk takes much more time, effort, and quite a few fibers.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Using Corn for Predicting the Weather

Sometimes animals and plants pick up on the subtle hints that nature provides before we ever could. In this case, plants and animals seem to notice cues that tell them to get prepared for an especially bad winter. So, these organisms will make special preparations that they wouldn’t ordinarily do. While we don’t have enhanced senses, we can pay attention to these organisms to determine whether they think a harsh winter is coming.

One plant that we can pay attention to for signals is corn. According to folklore, corn becomes harder and the husks tighten around the cob when a bad winter is approaching. Since the corn is used to the warm summer weather, a subtle, cold temperature change would lead the corn to want to help protect itself from a harsh winter. If you are curious about more ways to use nature to predict the kind of winter that is to come, then check out Signs of Winter Weather: 14 Folklore Predictions by Momtastic.

What are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat are the Benefits of Cornsilk?: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any further questions about this herb or any of the other herbs that we have available on the Herbs and Spices page, then please reach out to us. We are here to answer any questions that you may have about this herb and any other cosmetic quesitons. Also, feel free to share you favorite ways to use corn silk as we would love to hear about it. If you want to chat, you can find us in the NG store, on the phone, or online. If you want to find us online, then check out our social media pages. We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon and good luck with your natural recipes!

Note: Natures Garden sells our wholesale cornsilk for external use only. We do not sell these it as a food item. The information that we provide is for educational purposes only. We do  not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. First, you will need to keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any of the products that you make with this herb. All testing of finished products is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
19

Herbal Scrub Recipes


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Herbal Scrub RecipesHerbal Scrub Recipes

There are some handcrafted herbal scrub recipes that you can find from Natures Garden. Each of these body scrub recipes uses different cosmetic herbs. Each of these cosmetic herbs provide your cosmetic recipes with specific beneficial property. These herbs have properties like natural colorants, nourishing vitamins, and other great benefits. So, you will be sure to love the combination of the body scrub benefits and these skin loving cosmetic herbs.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

First of all, we have the many beneficial properties you can obtain by from our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Some of the best properties in this skin loving recipe are due to both the Hibiscus Flowers Powder and the Hibiscus Flowers Whole that are incorporated in the formulation. These cosmetic herbs are perfect for nourishing the skin.

This lovely bath and body recipe uses the skin loving herb of Hibiscus Flowers whole to improve your complexion and nourish your skin. Further, this herb has been known to be useful for reducing signs of aging. So, the antioxidants and amino acids in this cosmetic herb can be used to reduce wrinkles and soften the skin. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be used to cleanse, soothe. This herb has even been known to reduce acne! So, there are all kinds of benefits you can gain from this wholesale herb. Not only does this lovely herb care for your skin, but it can be used as a natural colorant as well! So, you can use these wholesale herb supplies to create a cute and effective bath and body recipe!

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Our Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe is another great cosmetic recipe that you can create with the cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden. This handmade body scrub recipe is perfect for providing you with a relaxing day at home. This kelp scrub is perfect for having a lovely spa day right at home. Plus, this lovely spa recipe uses cosmetic herbs that will perfectly nourish the skin.

One fabulous herb used in this bath and body recipe is the nourishing kelp powdered herb. This cosmetic herb uses nourishing vitamins and minerals that will care for the skin. Also, this body scrub recipe uses orange peel powder and lemon peel powder. These citrus herbs will provide your skin with nourishment and cleanse as well. Plus, this cosmetic recipe includes the Spirulina powder to nourish the skin by providing fantastic vitamins and minerals. Plus, this cosmetic herb will provide your scrub with a natural green color. So, you can use this combination of skin nourishing herbs to create a wonderful body scrub recipe.

Herbal Scrub Recipes:  Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes:  Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another herbal scrub that you can create is the beautiful Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe. This skin loving bath and body recipe uses fantastic Natures Garden herbs, like the Beet Root Powder and Whole Lavender Flowers. These lovely herbs provide some lovely benefits and enhance the quality of your finished scrubs.

First of all, the beet root powder will provide your body scrubs with some benefits for the body. This cosmetic herb can be used to nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals that will care for the skin. Plus, this herb powder can be used to naturally color your scrub with a pretty pink hue. Second, this cosmetic scrub includes beautiful lavender flowers. These lovely cosmetic flowers are perfect for providing an authentic, herbal lavender scent. Further, these cosmetic lavender blossoms can be used to lightly exfoliate your skin along with the white granulated sugar.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can create the lovely citrus peel salt scrub recipe with skin loving cosmetic ingredients. This refreshing blend of skin care ingredients is perfect for exfoliating and nourishing the skin. Plus, the citrus herb powders provide a bright aroma that you will love. The blend of orange and lemon peel powder is perfect for providing your skin with some nourishing properties. Since these wholesale cosmetic herbs contain various vitamins, these herbs are perfect for nourishing the skin.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Also, you can try creating the skin softening Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. This is a perfect body scrub recipe to help you smooth out rough skin on your feet or tough calluses on hands. Of course, the benefits of this cosmetic scrub come from the exfoliating poppy seeds herb as well as  the moisturizing cosmetic oils. So, this is a fantastic herb to create to nourish your skin.

One of the cosmetic herbs that are in this scrub recipe is the wholesale poppy seeds. This wholesale herb provides nice exfoliation for the skin and makes the scrub perfect for smoothing tough skin.  Another cosmetic herb that this scrub recipe uses is the orange peel powder herb. This wholesale herb has vitamins that will nourish the skin. Further, this lovely cosmetic herb is known to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can cleanse the body. Plus, these properties might be useful in  preserving the finished scrub. Finally, this cosmetic recipe uses aloe vera leaf powder to nourish and heal the skin. So, this wholesale scrub can be used to soothe irritated, inflamed, and burnt by the sun. Together these cosmetic ingredients would be perfect for caring for the skin.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Another great cosmetic recipe that you can create is the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe. This salt scrub recipe will exfoliate your skin. Both the Himalayan pink salt coarse ground and the Himalayan pink salt fine ground. After, your skin will be nourished by the conditioning properties of our melt and pour soap. Not only will this cosmetic recipe nourish the skin, but this cosmetic recipe will cleanse your body as well. So, together all of these beneficial properties will combine to create a perfect cosmetic scrub recipe.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can create another scented body scrub with lovely ingredients, like our wholesale cosmetic herbs. The Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden is both nourishing and exfoliating for your skin. First, the scrub uses the sugar to exfoliate dead skin and other grime. Once your skin is clear, the recipe continues to care for the skin as it nourishes your with butters and oils. These beneficial properties are perfect for leaving your skin soft and glowing.

Of course, this scrub recipe uses luxurious cosmetic oils and exfoliating white sugar. Plus, this wholesale scrub uses the poppy seed herb to add to the exfoliating power of this sugar scrub. Also, this cosmetic scrub recipe uses the camu camu fruit powder. This cosmetic herb has vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will nourish the skin. These nourishing properties are known to help protect the skin from aging.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Another great cosmetic scrub recipe that you can create is the Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe. This charcoal sugar scrub recipe will nourish your skin with luscious oils and butters. Then, the scrub will exfoliate the skin with granulated sugar. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses activated charcoal that is great for skin care. First of all, this body scrub recipe uses activated charcoal powder. Activated charcoal is perfect for cleansing the skin. Activated charcoal is known to adsorb dirt and grime. Then, the grime will remain stuck to the charcoal. It can then be washed away easily. So, this activated charcoal body scrub is perfect for cleansing and nourishing the skin!

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

Another great cosmetic bath and body recipe that you can make is our Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe. This body scrub recipe is a bit different from some of our other nourishing sugar scrub recipes. The biggest difference is that this scrubbing recipe is more gentle than many of our other scrubs. So, this beautiful bath and body recipe would be perfect for cleansing your face or providing gentle exfoliation while shaving.

First, the cosmetic clay in this cosmetic scrub recipe is perfect for providing a gentle exfoliation. So, this is a great way for people with sensitive skin to exfoliate. Further, this can be used to help draw toxins out of the skin and help to reduce inflammation. Plus, rose clay powder is perfect for providing a pretty light pink color for your bath and body scrub. So, this whipped shaving cream recipe is perfect for skin care and providing a beautiful, natural color.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can create the skin nourishing cosmetic recipe of Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This conditioning cosmetic recipe uses nourishing oils and butters that will care for the skin. Plus, the granulated white sugar will exfoliate the skin and provide you with soft, smooth skin. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses wholesale herbs that add to the abundance of beneficial properties.

First, the delightful pumpkin pie spice blend powder is added to the cosmetic scrub recipe. Of course, this spice blend will have a wonderful spice aroma and provide a natural brown color. This means that your scrub recipe will have the beneficial properties of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Also, this cosmetic scrub uses the orange peel powder. This cosmetic herb is perfect for providing a natural color. Further, this cosmetic ingredient has beneficial properties that will help cleanse and nourish the skin.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can create the Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden. This emulsified layered scrub uses luxurious cosmetic oils and exfoliating brown sugar to create a fantastic bath and body recipe. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses wholesale herbs that smell absolutely scrumptious. So, this handmade body scrub recipe is a perfect bath and body recipe that cares for the skin and smells fabulous.

The blend of cosmetic herbs in this recipe make for a perfect combination to compliment the aroma of the Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil. First, this cosmetic recipe uses the sweet vanilla scent of our scrumptious vanilla powder, which has a strong aroma and true to the name. The other powered herb in this cosmetic recipe is our apple pie spice blend powder. So, these scented herbs of vanilla and spice perfectly blend with notes of fresh baked cinnamon rolls to create an irresistible aroma.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Benefits of Scrub Recipes

Not only can you gain some wonderful skin care benefits by using cosmetic herbs, but there are some fantastic benefits your skin can gain from using cosmetic scrubs. First, this wholesale bath recipe is perfect for exfoliating your skin. Plus, these wholesale cosmetic oils are useful for nourishing the skin. These conditioning properties are useful for smoothing the skin, reducing the pores, and rejuvenating the skin. However, there are even more benefits that exfoliating can provide for your body. If you want to learn even more about the numerous benefits of using a body scrub, then you may want to check out the article Why You Shouldn’t Just Exfoliate your Face from Ann Marie Skin Care.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Ask Us Your QuestionsHerbal Scrub Recipes: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoy the skin care benefits of these herbal scrub recipes. For anyone that enjoyed these lovely cosmetic recipes can find even more fun cosmetic recipes on our Scrub Recipes page! If you have any more questions about these herbal bath and body recipes, then you can feel free to reach out to us! We at Natures Garden are available to help you create fantastic herbal scrub recipes. If you want to reach out for help, then feel free to reach us on the phone, in the store, or even online. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can find us on both Twitter and on Instagram using the handle @ngscents. Further, you can use these platforms to share your own creations and reach out to other craft makers. We hope to hear from you soon!

Oct
17

How to Use Spirulina Powder


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How to Use Spirulina PowderHow to Use Spirulina Powder

We at Natures Garden have many herbs wholesale that you can include in your homemade cosmetic products. However, there are very few herbs that are as nourishing as the Spirulina Powder. This wonderful algae is full of all kinds of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to be its best. In fact, some people have been referring to this super food as the “food of the future”. Spirulina has gained this nickname for a few important reasons. These reasons include being fast and easy to grow as well as having high amounts of essential nutrients for the body. These nutrients are key to making this an amazing herb for the entire body. So, we will use this blog to explore some of the uses and benefits of Spirulina as well as share with you how to use Spirulina Powder in your own natural herbal cosmetics.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Growing ConditionsHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Growing Conditions

Spirulina can be found growing in the lakes and ponds of Africa, Central America and South America. This algae prefers these warm lakes and their alkaline water conditions, around a pH range of 8-11. So, you won’t ever find Spirulina growing sea water. Also, it needs to have an abundance of sunlight and mineral rich water. Both the sun light and minerals are used by Spirulina as food sources. Then, the algae uses these to create all the beneficial properties that make it so loved. Further, Spirulina is able to grow in conditions that many other algae can not. In fact, some dessert populations of Spirulina can survive if their pond evaporates, as they can remain dormant on rocks until the water returns.

Also, you can recreate some of the conditions that Spirulina needs to thrive so you can grow some at home! If you wanted to grow this algae on your own, you just need a few supplies. It is said to be about the same level of maintenance as caring for fish. So, you will need a fish tank, sunlight, a few mineral salts for food, and some simple equipment. If you would like to know some specifics on growing this super food, then take a look at a great resource we found at the end of this blog. They go over the basics of growing this algae at home and have even more information for anyone that runs into problems.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Industrial Uses

Often, this specific algae is used in industries to nourish the body in some way. Whether Spirulina is used on the inside or outside of the body, its abundance of vitamins and minerals are fantastic for the body. In fact, this algae contains essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs. The Spirulina nutrients include Vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, Vitamin F, several amino acids, biotin, calcium, potassium, iron and so much more.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Foods and BeveragesHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Foods and Beverages

Today, Spirulina is often sold to make people healthier. You can find this algae in health food stores as a supplement to your normal diet. Also, many people use Spirulina to add to smoothies or other healthy foods. These are both done to increase the amount of nutrients that you are getting with typical healthy eating. These nutrients include high levels of protein, various vitamins, and many essential minerals.

However, this super food is actually only a rediscovered gem and not some new health discovery. In fact, Spirulina is a crop that was farmed by some ancient civilizations, but it had gotten lost somewhere in history. There is historical evidence that Aztecs were using Spirulina as a major food source in the 16th century. It is thought to have been harvested in Lake Texcoco and made into cakes, as a Spanish conquistador named Hernan Cortez had observed the native people harvesting and consuming it. He even tried some of the algae and noted that it had the “flavor of cheese”. Although this practice had disappeared from culture for a time, we are rediscovering its properties and finding new uses. Since this crop is nutritious and easy to cultivate, organizations like the United Nations promote its production in developing countries to help alleviate world hunger.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Bath and Body ProductsHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Bath and Body Products

Not only is Spirulina great for nutrition, but it can provide your skin and hair with some wonderful benefits, too. First, the vitamins in this cosmetic powder are known to help tone the skin to create a brighter complexion and can even reduce dark circles. Also, this cosmetic herb is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This can be useful for reducing rashes, acne, or eczema. Plus, this cosmetic supply is thought to nourish the follicles with essential minerals, reduce hair loss, and promote healthy growth. Also, this can be useful for reducing dandruff with its high levels of antioxidants.

Not only will this herb provide your products with amazing properties for the skin and hair, but it is a great natural colorant. So, this would be perfect to include with other natural cosmetic ingredients or natural soap making supplies. You would have both a gorgeous, natural color and a plethora of fantastic properties for your whole body.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden RecipesHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden Recipes

This is one of the best natural cosmetic ingredients for cosmetic bath and body recipes. In fact, we have uses this powdered herb in our Castile Hot Process Soap Recipe. This recipe uses Spirulina Powder along with skin loving oils. This allows you to create a natural cold process soap recipe that moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Although our recipe includes soap colorant, you can remove it. This will leave you with just the beautiful natural hue of Spirulina Powder.

We included this wonderful herb in a few of our other cosmetic recipes. The Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe is a great recipe for exfoliation and rejuvenation. First, the Dead Sea Salt will work to remove dead skin. Then, the natural herbs will nourish the new skin underneath. Also, you can incorporate this nutritious herb into a blend that is perfect for facials. The blend of herbs and essential oils in our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe creates a recipe that nourishes and detoxifies your skin. This face mask is sure to make your face feel healthy and look stunning!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: MedicinalHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Medicinal

Many people consume Spirulina for its abundance of health benefits. Due to this algae’s high levels of essential nutrients, you can use this as a boost to get your body working its best. People have found that you can use this herb to reduce or solve many different ailments.

The nutrients in Spriulina have been known to reduce the side effects of many issues. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties have been found to be useful for many things, like reducing the pain of arthritis. Additionally, you can use this supplement to improve digestive health. Spirulina has been found to promote healthy gut bacteria while reducing the growth of bad bacteria. So, this algae should be able to protect you from E. coli or Candida yeast. So, your body’s ability to absorb nutrients will improve. Plus, trials have shown Spirulina to be effective against sinus issues. Properties in this algae are useful for reducing symptoms of allergic rhinitis, which includes itching, sneezing, and a runny nose.

Further, the effects of Spirulina are useful for taking preventative measures against diseases. One benefit of this algae is improving heart health. Research has found that Spirulina can lower your chance of a stroke, reduce high cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Plus, it is said that this super food is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your body. In fact, a medical study had suggested that this algae improves the immune system well enough to reduce susceptibility to some chronic illnesses and even cancer. Also, Spirulina reduces triglyceride build up and inflammation in the liver, which protects you from liver failure or cirrhosis.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Other UsesHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Other Uses

There are many ways that Spirulina can help you get healthier. You can see the benefits in this herb both in and out of the body. You have already seen many of the benefits from Spirulina, but here are a few more benefits you may enjoy.

Some people like to use this supplement to aid in weight loss. Spirulina would be useful for losing weight because it enhances fat burning while helping you feel full. It helps you burn fat as it is protein-rich and requires more energy to process. So, you can add Spirulina to a protein shake or your weight loss plan. Also, Spirulina has been used to boost energy levels. Your lack of energy could be due to your body not getting the fuel it needs. So, you can add this algae to give your body the wake up call it needs to perform its best! Plus, it is thought that the metabolism boost from Spirulina helps your body to use stored energy. So, you can add Spirulina to your food or a smoothie to add some extra goodness to your body!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Farming and Home Grown Spirulina

Farming algae is an environmentally friendly, quick growing, and healthy alternative to many other farms. In fact, using the same amount of farming space it can produce way more protein than soybeans, corn, or beef. Specifically, you can see that Spirulina is only of the most used and loved algae. Much of this algae’s success is due to its safe agricultural history, simplicity in farming, supporting health research, global market, and low cost to begin farming. If you’d like to learn more about the algae farming industry, then check out Spirulina Source’s article on Why Microfarms Are Emerging.

Not only is Spirulina popular in the farming industry, but many people are tying to grow it at home too! As promised, we have a great resource that will help you learn how to grow and harvest Spirulina in your own home. The article by Spirulina Academy is called Grow Spirulina at Home and it is useful for helping you get started on growing some nutritious Spirulina. Plus, they even have courses to help you avoid common mistakes and an easy to follow recipe to create the medium. So, you can easily grow this algae right at home!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Reach Out to UsHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about the benefits of Spirulina Powder and why you should add it to your natural cosmetic supplies. If you want to find more other wonderful herbs to mix with Spirulina Powder, then check out our Herbs and Spices page. Also, we are available to answer any questions that you may have about your bath and body recipes. You can reach out to us in the NG store, on the phone, or on social media. We have a Facebook page as well as both Twitter and Instagram accounts (@ngscents). Even if you don’t have questions, we’d love to hear from you! You could share your opinion on Spirulina or tell us about your herbal recipes. Hope to hear from you soon!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell Spirulina Powder as a food item. The information we provide in this blog is only for educational purposes. We do not intend to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Keep all herbs away from the reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating women, then take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any of the products you make with our cosmetic herbs. The customers have all of the testing responsibility for creating their herbal products.

Jul
25

Grapefruit Benefits


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Grapefruit BenefitsGrapefruit Benefits

Are grapefruits good for you? We’d say yes, as there are all kinds of wonderful grapefruit benefits that you can enjoy! If you want to try out the Natures Garden Grapefruit Powder on your skin, you are sure to find some great benefits for your body. In fact, you can include this wholesale herb in many different bath and body recipes that will care for your skin and hair. Plus, there are some great medicinal benefits that have been found to be gained from eating this fresh fruit. Further, there are many ways to incorporate this fruit into your diet, through either homemade recipes or even just eating the plain fruit. So, you can use this natural cosmetic blog to find out more about the grapefuit herb and the other properties of grapefruits.

Grapefruit Benefits: Growing ConditionsGrapefruit Benefits: Growing Conditions

First of all, grapefruit trees will require a temperate or tropical climate. These conditions are ideal because these plants need lots of sunlight and warm conditions. In fact, they need it to be relatively warm both during the day as well as at night. So, more tropical regions may be best, but they can survive in temperate regions with some extra care. Also, the grapefruit trees like to have loamy soil that drains well.
Another thing you will want to pay attention to is the amount of space available for your tree to grow. When planting the tree try to pick a place on your land that will provide the most sun, some good winter protection, and at least twelve feet of space from buildings or driveways. After planting, you will want to water your sapling every couple of days. After about a week or so, you can start to water deeply just once a week. However, you may want to water more often during drought periods.

Grapefruit Benefits: Tips for Harvesting Grapefruits

During the first three years, you won’t have a harvest from a grapefruit tree. Instead, your grapefruit tree should direct its energy into growth. So, you may want to remove any small fruits that you see growing before the three year mark. Although you may be eager to try your homegrown fruit, picking these early fruits will ensure your tree grows to be strong. Once your tree is old enough, your fruits will be ready to be harvested in the fall. You will be able to tell they are ripe by their color. If the grapefruits have become a yellow or gold color, then they are ready to pick.

But, anyone that prefers their grapefruit on the sweeter side, like me, can leave the fruits on the tree a bit longer. This will allow them to get a bit larger and sweeter. However, use caution, they can be left on the tree for too long. An overripe grapefruit will appear lumpy and should be discarded.

Grapefruit Benefits: Industry Uses

There are all kinds of reasons to use grapefruit in a wide variety of products and recipes. First, you can use the abundance of vitamins and minerals available in this fruit to promote your health. Plus, you can incorporate more grapefruit though all kinds of delicious recipes. Also, your skin and hair can gain some wonderful benefits by including grapefruit in your bath and body making supplies. So, let’s get into some of the known benefits this fruit has for you.

Grapefruit Benefits: Medicinal UsesGrapefruit Benefits: Medicinal Uses

You can gain many benefits from eating grapefruit. First, this fruit has been found to be beneficial for the immune system. Studies have shown that the vitamins and minerals in grapefruits can be useful when it comes to getting over a cold, protecting against inflammation, and strengthening the protective barrier of your skin. Also, grapefruit can be useful for reducing your risk for diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body has built up a resistance to insulin, which leads to higher insulin and sugar levels in the blood. So, this fruit has evidence that it can help reduce insulin levels and resistance to help get your body on track.

Another potential benefit of grapefruit is improved heart health. It is thought that the high potassium content in this fruit will relax your blood vessels and arteries. So, grapefruit should be able to help reduce your blood pressure and lessen the risk of heart attack or stroke. Furthermore, this can be useful for increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain, which can promote better cognitive function. Plus, there is evidence that grapefruit can be useful for helping to treat fatigue and insomnia. It has been found that the tryptophan in grapefruit is useful for helping you get sleepy and have a great night’s sleep.

However, people on medications should contact their doctor to ensure that there won’t be any interactions. For certain medications, grapefruit can cause overdose or increase side effects. This interaction can occur as grapefruit contains substances that can inhibit an enzyme that is used to metabolize certain medications. So, anyone taking medications like immunosuppressants, statins, Carbamazepine, Indivavir, Bensodiazepines, and many calcium channel blockers should contact their doctor before increasing their grapefruit intake.

Grapefruit Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsGrapefruit Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Not only is grapefruit great for the inside of your body, but your skin and hair can benefit from this fruit, too. First, you can use grapefruit peel powder to naturally color your bath and body products. This herb will provide a creamy orange color that is natural and beautiful. If you are interested in learning about more Natural Soap Colors, then check out some of these herbs. You can combine a few natural colorants to create a gorgeous, natural design.

Grapefruit Benefits: Benefits for Bath and Body Products

One benefit of this herb is that is can be used to improve skin tone by promoting cell regeneration. So, this herb will leave you with a healthy, youthful glow. Plus, the herb has been found to promote collagen, which can be useful for getting rid of wrinkles naturally. This will help to reduce signs of aging and leaving you feeling rejuvenated. Additionally, you can use this herb to help solve issues with oily skin. Since this herb has astringent properties, it is able to help constrict your pores. This will help to reduce your sebum production and lead to a decreased risk for acne. So, creating wholesale face masks or natural soap for your face would be amazing for your skin care regime!

Also, grapefruit powder is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. This can be useful for creating hair care products that can help reduce dandruff. Plus, this wholesale herb can be included in lotion recipes to reduce skin inflammation conditions, like eczema or psoriasis. Another benefit is that grapefruit has shown to reduce itching and rashes for those infected with impetigo. Plus, it has been found that grapefruit powder can be useful for reducing some cases of acne. Since acne is often due to excess sebum or a pH imbalance, this botanical herb can be used to increase the pH of skin and control acne outbreaks. In fact, many acne treatments will include grapefruit in their formulations.

Grapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesGrapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

If you are looking for exfoliating melt and pour soap recipes, then this is a great recipe to start with! The Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe from Natures Garden uses both an embed loofah and wonderful herbs to create a great soap recipe. Plus, the grapefruit powder has all kinds of benefits for your skin that will rejuvenate your body from head to toe. So, this lovely recipe will both exfoliate and nourish the skin to provide you with a clean, rejuvenated feeling. Plus, the herb will you feeling absolutely beautiful!

Grapefruit Benefits: Food and BeveragesGrapefruit Benefits: Food and Beverage

This food is a fantastically healthy food that is both low in calories and high in nutrients. Luckily, there are many ways for you to incorporate grapefruit into your diet. Some people enjoy eating grapefruit raw or drinking fresh grapefruit juice. However, this fruit has a flavor that is tart and sour. So, some people need to combine this fruit with sweeter flavors. One way to blend the flavor of this fruit is to add it to a smoothie. Further, you can use grapefruit in all kinds of different recipes for meals, desserts, or beverages. One wonderful beverage recipe is Lauren’s Grapefruit Margaritas from Allrecipes. Also, you can try out a grapefruit dessert recipe on myrecipes for Grapefruit Pound Cake. There are so many refreshing recipes that you can create to incorporate more grapefruit into your diet.

Grapefruit Benefits: OtherGrapefruit Benefits: Other

Additionally, some have found that grapefruit can be a useful tool for weight loss. Eating grapefruit can be useful for helping control appetite and making you feel full. The fiber in this fruit can be useful for helping you feel full and eat fewer calories throughout your day. Studies have shown that fiber-rich fruits can promote feeling of fullness, as the fiber will increase your digestion time. Furthermore, studies done on weight loss have found that grapefruit can lead to losing more weight and more off their waist. So, the groups that consumed grapefruit regularly through their dieting would lose more compared to those that were dieting only.

Another great way to use grapefruit is to create aromatherapy cleaning products. Grapefruit is effective for cleaning many things throughout the home. Also, grapefruit has antibacterial properties that can be useful for getting your home extra clean. Not only is grapefruit effective at cleaning, but it has a strong, refreshing scent that will leave your home smelling clean, too. So, your home will look and smell amazing! If you are interested in finding recipes for creating natural homemade cleaning products, then check out 10 Ways to Clean with Grapefruit by Taste of Home.

Grapefruit Benefits: How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name?

If you’ve every tried a grape, then you may expect a grapefruit to taste sweet. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as grapefruit tastes nothing like a grape. So, how did the grapefruit get its name? While it was first thought that it was because it resembled grapes as it grew, it is more commonly thought that the name came from pomelos. In fact, grapefruits are a cross between pomelo and orange. If you are curious about learning more about the way grapefruits got their name, then check out How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name? on Mental Floss.

Grapefruit Benefits: Reach Out to UsGrapefruit Benefits: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this information on grapefruit benefits. If you have any more questions, then reach out to us and ask! We are available on the phone to answer any of your questions on this herb. Also, we can answers questions on other Fruit and Veggie Powders, as well. While we at Natures Garden have a help line available that use can call to utilize, there are other ways to get in contact with us. You can ask us questions either in the store or online. If you want to find us online, then check out any of our social media pages. We are on Facebook and you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Good luck and have fun creating your own natural herbal cosmetics recipes!

Grapefruit Benefits: Note About Our Herbs

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

Jun
23

30 Mango Butter Recipes


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30 Mango Butter Recipes30 Mango Butter Recipes

Mango butter is a cosmetic ingredient with deep moisturizing, softening and soothing properties. Since this butter is great for skin, it is perfect to add to any of your bath and body products. It is so wonderful that we couldn’t go without recognizing 30 Mango Butter Recipes that have been formulated at Natures Garden. These various soap and cosmetic recipes are amazing for your skin and are free for you to create at any time. Not only do all of these recipes contain this skin-loving butter, but they have other properties in addition. In this craft blog, we will talk about many of our recipes that use mango butter to create an amazing product. So, take a look at some of our recipes for fantastic bath and body products!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

This handmade soap recipe is perfectly created with the help of mango butter. The butters and oils in this batch of soap are moisturizing and really care for your skin! Try this recipe out and your skin will feel the difference!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

This next recipe uses mango butter m&p soap to make some fun and creative soaps! We were inspired by our Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil to create soaps that look just like the dessert! So, these little soaps look and smell just like real, homemade lemon squares.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Argan Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Argan Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe is the Argan Soap Recipe. This recipe contains lovely oils and butters, like mango butter, that will care for your skin. So, you can clean and be moisturized simultaneously! Plus, this recipe has a fun design that you can create in your soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

If you are looking for a skin-loving body product, then you may want to check out the Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe. This bath melts recipe is the best bath moisturizer for dry skin. The oils absorb into your skin as your soak, so you don’t have to do any of the work! When using your bath melt, just hold one under some running water to let the ingredients disperse. It’s that easy!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Next, check out a facial that is perfect for your face! This product gives your pores a deep clean while making sure that your face gets the nourishment it needs.Some of its cleansing power comes from the activated charcoal, which is one of those amazing skin care ingredients that really works!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Easter Confetti Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another fun way to use this skin- loving butter is melt and pour soap! Plus, this is one of those melt and pour soap recipes that happen to be super cute, too! This recipe takes smaller pieces of colorful soap to create simple soap embeds that are almost as fun as real confetti.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

This sugar scrub recipe is perfect for exfoliating with the sugar and moisturizing with the luxurious oils and butters! Plus, this recipe gives you one example of using natural colorants for cosmetics! Further, this sugar scrub recipe includes fresh, whole lavender flowers to add a touch of relaxation to your recipe!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that uses mango butter is the Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is one of our in the pot swirl soap recipes that uses a fun swirl design. So, the recipe is both perfect for skin and is a soap that looks pretty in a soap dish beside the sink.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another simple and easy way to moisturize your skin is this quick bath melt recipe. Not only does this product effortlessly moisturize your skin as you take a bath, but the recipe is super simple to create! Further, the majority of skin nourishment comes from the mango butter, which is a skin softening and moisturizing that is exotic and luxurious.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes  Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Not only is this soap making recipe nourishing for your skin, but the soap has built-in exfoliation. The embed loofah in this soap makes scrubbing easier and more fun. Plus, the soaps look pretty cool! Furthermore, the recipe uses herbs, such as grapefruit peel powder, that heals the skin. This adds to the skin softening power of the melt and pour soap to create great soap for your skin.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a body butter that has light exfoliation! This recipe uses real coffee ground to provide some soft exfoliation for the skin. Plus, the body butter is a perfect moisturizer that softens, as well. Not only is this recipe wonderful for your skin, but it smells fantastic! This recipe uses the combined scent blend of our Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil and real ground coffee to achieve a true fragrance in the product!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a quick soap recipe with all the benefits of cold process soap, then you’ll want to check out this recipe. We have created a nourishing hot process soap recipe that is perfect for your skin. Plus, there is no wait time for cure! So, it’s a very quick and easy soap made from scratch recipe.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Bath melts are a wonderful bath product, especially when you have dry skin. Just like any other good bath melt recipe, these little chocolates will care for your skin. But, this recipe has the added benefit of looking and smelling like real chocolates. Plus, these bath melts use actual cocoa powder and cocoa butter, which add to this chocolate masterpiece.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

Real pumpkin has some real benefits for the skin, and luckily this recipe uses some! Not only has pumpkin been used to brighten and smooth the skin, but there are vitamins that can aid in reducing signs of aging, reduce oil in the skin, and reduce acne. So, pumpkin soap is a wonderful recipe for your skin!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

Also, you could try out a more herbal bath melt recipe. Of course, this recipe uses skin loving ingredients, which are mango butter and grapeseed oil. But, these bath melts include the relaxing benefits of real lavender flowers. Together all of these ingredients create a perfect way to unwind with a bath!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Blarney Stone Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Blarney Stone Soap Recipe

What could be better than a recipe that is creative, cute, and effective? These little soaps were made to look just like gemstones! Plus, these little beauties are perfect for your skin and are very cleansing. So, this recipe is great for soap makers looking for a worthwhile project!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Massage Candle Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

Another great idea that uses mango butter is our massage candle recipe. This unique candle is both fun and moisturizing. Simply burn the candle until a good amount has melted and scoop out what you need to give a relaxing massage! So, those that are interested in trying out their own should definitely do some massage candle making!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe

This is another great hot process soap recipe that you can create. This soap batch uses nourishing oils and butters, like mango butter and sweet almond oil for extra skin softening power. Plus, this soap recipe has the added bonus of being quicker and easier to create than a cold process soap recipe.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out a lip balm recipe that is perfect for lip care. This recipe uses natural oils and butters that are perfect for both softening and moisturizing.  These oils and butters will melt and easily transfer to your lips, which provides you with the perfect protection from developing dry, cracked lips.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for soap makers that use all kinds of soap because our Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe uses both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. Plus, this recipe is super cute, great for your skin, and smells of our fresh, citrus Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. What more could you want in a handmade soap?

30 Mango Butter Recipes Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

This recipe uses herbs, butters, oils, and a natural exfoliant to create a wonderful sugar scrub recipe. Not only does this recipe have a bunch of ingredients that are great for your skin, but this recipe smells fantastic. On top of using a fragrance oil, this sugar scrub uses real vanilla powder and our Apple Pie Spice Blend Powder to create a real vanilla cinnamon aroma!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

This cold process soap recipe uses a variety of ingredients that are perfect for a bar of soap. Of course, this homemade soap recipe is both cleansing and moisturizing. Plus, the recipe uses real chamomile flowers to create a perfectly relaxing soap for the bath.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

What happens when a melt and pour soap and a bath tea combine? Pure bath product genius! This creative bath time recipe combines two well-known bath products to form a super cute Halloween creation. You can relax with your bath tea as you clean with your Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil scented soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Check out another wonderful cold process soap recipe that is great for your skin! First of all, this recipe has butters and oils that will moisturize and soften your skin. Also, this soap contains orange peel powder, which really is great for skin care products. The nutrients in this powdered herb have been known to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agents. So, it is a natural way to add some extra cleaning power to your moisturizing soap recipe.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Also, we have created a whipped body butter that feels good and holds in moisture. This recipe uses many butters and oils that are perfect for maintaining healthy skin. This fluffy and buttery recipe will not oil keep your skin moisturized, but it will soften, as well. Plus, the body butter smells delicious like a warm, buttery cookie!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only is this recipe great for your skin, but it is perfect for the holiday season! You can’t get any more Christmassy than mistletoe and this soap loaf looks and smells like the stuff! It is perfect for seasonal gifts or even just using it as festive decoration in your own house. Just get together some Christmas craft supplies and you’ll be ready to make this recipe!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

These cute little bath melts are perfect for relaxing while getting in a bit of skin care. The butters in this recipe are perfect for nourishing the skin. Plus, this recipe uses Parsley as a natural, green colorant that is high in vitamins that are great for the skin! So, this recipe will be perfect for your next soak in the tub.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

Another fun soap recipe that could be perfect for Christmas is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe! This recipe uses these two herbs to create a wonderful soap for the skin. In addition to the moisturizing ingredients, such as mango butter, this recipe contains an herb that is nice for skin care. This herb is Myrrh powder, which has been used to reduce wrinkles, preserve a youthful complexion, rejuvenate cells, reduce swelling, treat athlete’s foot, and help heal cracked and damaged skin. Plus, it has a nice, cooling effect on the skin. Plus, the recipe uses Natures Garden’s Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil to add the perfect scent for this soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

This chocolate avocado lip balm recipe is delicious and perfect for your lip care! First of all, this recipe uses skin softening butters and oils to treat your lips right. Additionally, this recipe uses real chocolate for flavoring. So, this recipe is naturally flavored and still tastes great!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

If you are interested in making cupcake-shaped soap, then you are going to want this mp soap recipe. This recipe can be used with mango melt and pour soap and some whipped soap base to create a topping that is fluffy and cute. Plus, this recipe will be great for your skin! There are natural oils and butters in the soap and these will help to protect your skin.

Jun
20

Shea Butter Soap Recipes


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Shea Butter Soap RecipesShea Butter Soap Recipes

We have collected all the best soap recipes that use shea butter from Natures Garden to give you a useful recipe list! These shea butter soap Recipes vary from melt and pour to hot process to cold process soap methods so there will be a little bit of something for everyone! Plus, this butter is definitely one you will want to soap with. Shea butter is a popular cosmetic oil as it is very moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. But, it is also great for soap making! Adding this butter to your soap recipes will add a wonderful creamy lather, great conditioning properties, and some hardness to your soap.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

First, we have a recipe that uses both melt and pour and cold process soaping methods to create a super cute loaf of soap! The bottom uses cold process soap to create an in the pot swirl with white, green, and purple. The top uses sh melt and pour soap to create the cute topping for each bar.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a natural and anti-fungal recipe, then this is the perfect product for you! First of all, this cold process soap has nourishing butters and oils, which care for your skin and leave it baby soft. Furthermore, this recipe includes the amazing Tea Tree Oil! This essential oil is antifungal and perfect for getting rid of athlete’s foot or anything other fungal infections on the skin!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, we have a fun shower product recipe that you could create. This recipe uses melt and pour soap as well as sugar to create a naturally exfoliating soap recipe. So, you can remove your dead skin cells as you are cleaning your hands or body. Plus, this recipe uses a clamshell for easy storage and single use! So, you just pop out one of the scrubs and use it till it’s gone!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Graffiti Shea Butter Soap Recipes Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, you have an option to create some soap that is moisturizing and crazy colorful! We have taken the skin loving shea butter melt and pour soap and created something super fun. The Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a plain white soap bar that gets covered in six different colors. There is no way you could get bored with these bars of soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Zebra Print Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are a fan of zebra print, you are going to love this next soap recipe! This super creative soap making recipe uses Nature’s Garden melt and pour soaps in this super fun recipe. So, all you need to worry about is making cute soaps! Plus, the shea butter soap base is nourishing and skin loving so you don’t have to worry about using a premade soap base. Thus, this recipe is a worry free and cute way to make fun soaps!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Mechanics Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Mechanics Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap recipe that is perfect for working hands. This recipe is more exfoliating and has some extra cleaning powder from the two clay powders added. Plus, this soap recipe contains ground pumice, which adds to the exfoliating power. Altogether, this creates a perfect soap for working hands that are hard to clean, like mechanics. So, this is the perfect Mechanics Soap Recipe!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

Also, we have a cute idea for creating handmade soaps! This melt and pour soap recipe is nourishing and easy to use. Plus, the soaps have a pretty design. Not only does this soap have an embed heart, but the topping is super sweet! There are three loving hearts nestled in pretty pink fluff on top of each soap bar. So, this definitely is a soap that both loves your skin and shows you care!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you want a cute recipe that you can create with cold process soap, then check out this soap recipe! This recipe uses great skin care ingredients, like shea butter, that will soften and nourish as you clean your body. Not only is this soap made from scratch, where you can control all the ingredients, but the finished soaps look adorable! This recipe uses five colors to create an uplifting in the pot swirl design in the soaps.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great way to use shea butter is in our Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe. First of all, this recipe contains lovely oils and butters that will nourish and moisturize your skin! Plus, this soap includes calming herbs, like lavender flowers and rose petals. These herbs have calming aromas that will lower your stress level and leave you with a lovely, natural aroma. Further, the soaps have a pretty purple swirl design.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Energize Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a bright, energizing soap cold process soap recipe that is great for the skin. Of, course, this soap includes oils and butters that leave the skin soft and moisturized. Plus, these soaps are gorgeous! This design uses a vivid shade of orange and a bright, happy yellow to swirl into your soaps. This combined with the bright scent of our Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil creates a very eye opening bar of soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, we have the perfect recipe for those with sensitive skin!  The oils and butters in this recipe are gentle and perfect for caring for skin that needs extra care. Plus, this bar is very conditioning and will keep your very moisturized! Additionally, the bars include a soft, soul-soothing aroma due to the Rice Petals Shea Butter Wholesale Fragrance Oil. So, this soft, loving scent is perfect for use on all skin!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next cp soap recipe is an elegant rendition of the typical homemade batch of soap. This soap, like any other Natures Garden soap recipe, contains wonderful butters and oils for your skin that will moisturize and really care. Additionally, this recipe will use the exotic and glorious Queen of the Nile Wholesale Fragrance Oil to scent the bars of soap. Furthermore, the colors of this bar match the tone of this scented oil perfect to create soaps that are perfect!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shea Butter Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Shea Butter Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out a more basic cold process soap recipe. This soaping recipe is made up of mostly shea butter and olive oil, so it is a very mild and moisturizing bar of soap. This bar is sure to nourish and soften your skin, as shea butter is well known for providing those properties to a batch of soap. Furthermore, this soap has a fresh, floral, and delicately feminine scent that is simply lovely. So, this is a perfect soap recipe for women!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have an awesome idea for cold process soap! First of all this recipe of skin loving ingredients is multicolored and swirled! Of course, the fun doesn’t stop with an in the pot swirl! This batch is poured into peace sign mold market molds! Further, the soap uses our Peace Fragrance Oil, which we found smells amazing in cold process soap!  So, this recipe is the perfect one for creating some fun, quality soaps.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Vanilla Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Vanilla Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another creative idea for your cp soaping is this wine themed soap! This recipe uses swirled cp soap on the bottom and SLS free melt and pour soap on top to create an adorable loaf of soap! Each bar will have a little wine bottle embedded in the foam topping with some golden soap bubbles. Plus, the recipe is scented with Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil, which perfectly fits this soap bar!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, you can create your very own shampoo. Not only is handmade soap great for your skin, but your hair and scalp can benefit, too! The butters and oils in this recipe can be helpful to prevent dandruff and promote healthy growth as you are washing your hair. Plus, this recipe doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, so this bar of shampoo soap won’t dry out your scalp or harm your hair.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe 

Next, check out another of our fun cold process soap recipes! First, the quality of this bar is wonderful! Shea butter and coconut oil are the most used in this batch, so you know this is going to be good soap! Also, the colors of this soap match the aroma very well! Both are fiery with a blend of chilies and zesty citrus notes. So. this cp soap is quality, beautiful, and has a sassy scent. 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe

This batch of soap is perfect for maintaining the skin and reducing certain skin problems. Since this recipe contains Wheatgrass Powder, the soap has additional minerals and vitamins that help care for the skin. So, this soap is better suited to care for skin with acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, chapped lips, wounds, or psoriasis. This is all in addition to the lovely butters and oils this bar contains. So, this leaf shaped soap is a great recipe to create!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Mango Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, take a look at a soap making recipe that has a rich lather and tons of moisturizing power! This bar of soap is simple in appearance but is an extraordinary bar of soap. Its ingredients are softening, skin loving, and moisturizing! Plus, this soap batch uses the delicious mango sorbet aroma! So, this is a batch of soap that is definitely worth creating.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Hippies and Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, the Natures Garden Hippies and Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is perfect for any of the hippies out there. Plus, this soap looks like tie dye! What could be more fun? Also, this soaping recipe uses our Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil, which has some very green notes if you know what we mean. So, this recipe makes some pretty groovy soaps.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another good soap recipe that uses shea butter is the Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe. Of course, this recipe is moisturizing and will take care of your skin. Not only will this recipe care for your skin, the scent is lovely and fresh! Also, the design for this soap is a pretty column swirl.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out another great soap recipe that includes shea butter. This recipe is moisturizing and softening due to the butter and oils added. Plus, this recipe uses real Bee Pollen Powder. This herb has been known to be great for treating acne and is a great anti inflammatory. So, this recipe has some extra skin healing power!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only is this recipe scented with our Pineapple Paprika Fragrance Oil, but this soap uses real Paprika Ground! This herb adds to the authenticity of the scent and is used as a natural colorant. This is in addition to the lovely oils and butter that this recipe includes to care for the skin. So, this idea is a lovely spice soap recipe.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Also, we have formulated one of the hottest masculine soap recipes using our Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil. Not only does this recipe use one of our masculine fragrance oils, but this recipe creates very manly soaps! Plus, the soap has both activated charcoal, which will provide a deeper clean, and Hawaiian Black Salt, which will exfoliate. So, this recipe is perfect for men looking for a great bar of soap.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Manly Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Manly Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a manly soap recipe that is quicker to create, then you may be interested in this hot process soap recipe. This recipe has all the same skin benefits as cold process soap with none of the curing time. So, this is one of those masculine soap recipes that could come in handy if you are pressed for time.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Game On HP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another men’s handmade soap recipe you can create with this masculine soap scent is our Game On HP Soap Recipe. Just like the previous soap making idea, this recipe uses the hot process method. Both take the same amount of time and both use the same masculine scent.

 

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hot Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a unisex, hot process soap, then you may enjoy this soaping recipe! This recipe uses a clean soap scent that is perfect for this recipe! Plus, our Hot Process Soap Recipe uses oils and butters that are skin loving and wonderful, just like a cp soap. But, this recipe reduces the cure time! This means that you can use your soaps much sooner.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes MP Embed CP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Next, you can create a fun soap recipe with both melt and pour and cp soap. These soaps will are super cute and very fun! Not only is the cp soap scented with the scrumptious Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil, but this recipe has a bright pink bubblegum color! Plus, the loaf has embed melt and pour soap swirl that adds to the super cute appearance. You will not find a cuter soap recipe!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a different kind of fun soap recipe. This is another soap recipe that combines cp soap and melt and pour soap to create something great! Further, this idea was inspired by hot summer days and ice cold glasses of old fashioned lemonade. This recipe uses nourishing butters and oils, like shea butter, along with a sweet scented fragrance oil.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun idea for cold process soap making is our Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap scent is tropical, floral, fresh, and perfect for soap. Also, these soaps are perfect for skin care and are pretty, too! This soap uses different shades of cool colors to create a calming appearance.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe

Also, we have some fun ideas for melt and pour soap making! This recipe was inspired by a delicious 7 Up Cake and it sure does look and smell just like one! Plus, the soap even has the appearance off glaze on top! There is nothing that could make this soap recipe more scrumptious or more perfect!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Check out a soap recipe that is super cute and smells great! This recipe has a creamy white base with thick, blue drizzled into the mix. Plus, the soap is scented with our yummy Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This means that this cp soap will look and smell just like a creamy blueberry cheesecake!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since cp soap gives you full control over the ingredients, you can really add any body safe scents!  This means that our beer cp soap recipe can use real beer! Not only is this an authentic beer soap, but it has oils and butters that are perfectly moisturizing.  So, this soap has absolutely everything that a beer lover could need in soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

This bunny cupcake is a perfect Easter bunny soap! Not only is this a super cute cupcake that is moisturizing for the skin. Plus, the whipped soap base makes a cute, fluffy bunny! Also, this little cupcake soap is scented with our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance, so this is perfect to add to your list of DIY Easter crafts.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a fantastic carrot soap recipe! The soap has moisturizing oils and butters with the benefit of real carrots. Since this is our own recipe for carrot soap, it makes sense that we would have one of our carrot soap ingredients be real Carrot Baby Food! Plus, carrots have been known to have powerful moisturizing and anti aging properties!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin Recipe

If you are looking for a handmade bar of shaving soap, then check out our luscious, creamy recipe! This shaving soap is natural, simple, and very effective! Also, since this is shea butter melt and pour soap it will be very moisturizing and it won’t take long until you can use your bars!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe, of course, uses our Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  Plus, this recipe includes evaporated milk, which is perfect for skin care. Milk has been known to be moisturizing, soothing, and repairing for the skin! Plus, this recipe contains the kinds of butters that are typically in a moisturizing bar of cp soap.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have the fun Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We all know that homemade soap is great for moisturizing the skin and that cosmetic herbs have many beneficial properties. However, what if you could make a soap that was cute and creative that was great for your skin, too!

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Herbal Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

Soap made from scratch always has been a great solution for those with sensitive skin. The combination of the natural, moisturizing ingredients with the lack of harsh chemicals creates the perfect soap! Our herbal soap recipe is great for not only this reason, but it contains real chamomile flowers. This cosmetic herb is both relaxing and cares for your skin. So, you can unwind in the shower as you soften your skin.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Soap Frosting RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

Finally, we have the well loved whipped soap frosting! Soap frosting is a fun way to add more creativity to your soap recipes! You can create soap cupcakes, add fluff to top a loaf, and so much more! Plus, this recipe will leave you skin just as soft as any other homemade soap! If you include the shea butter melt and pour soap, your skin is sure to be fully moisturized after using just the frosting!

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.

Oct
17

Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil


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Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance OilPeach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil is a fruit and floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an amazing duo of sweet fruit and gorgeous florals. This fragrance oil is a hit among our customers. Whether they are using it in soaps, lotions, or candles, it sells well for them. One client stated, “I did a batch of CP soap in this fragrance, 3 color drop swirl. Very nice floral fruity fragrance. I smell more raspberry than peach. Stays strong in soap after cure. No acceleration or discoloration that I noticed (I tend to soap cool or room temp when using new fragrances). I also used in the Goat milk base lotion, very nice scent for Spring.”

What Does Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an absolutely succulent blend of  Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle, and Sheer Musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting products can be made by our customers with this delicious fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense products can both be made with up to 50% of this fruity and floral scent. Also, you can scent your home by adding a maximum of up to 5% this sweet scent to your cleaning products. Also, aroma beads can be created with this fragrance and will retain a nice, strong scent.

Further, customers that enjoy crafting candles and wax melts. These types of products can include up to 10% of this scent. If you are trying to find a good color match for this fragrance oil, then we would like to suggest for you to use either two drops of orange liquid candle dye along with two drops of yellow liquid candle dye per every four pounds of wax that is used or a small amount of shredded orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax. Just as long as you aren’t crayons as a substitute for coloring your candle products, as they have been known to clog wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can include this scrumptious, fruity fragrance oil in their homemade bath and body products. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, scrubs, and perfumes, are only some of the great bath and body products that can include up to 5% of this fragrance oil. If you want to add soap dye to your bath and body products, then we would suggest that you use orange and yellow liquid soap dyes for this fragrance oil.  Just know that you should never use candle dyes in any of your body products. They will stain your skin.

Further, cold process soaps are one kind of soap that can be made successfully with this aroma. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance oil is absolutely perfect for making soap. A batch of soap that uses this scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Also, the soaps will not have any discoloration and a strong scent will be retained. Additionally, both hot process soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes can successfully incorporate this scent.

Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil Lotion RecipeIf you love our Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, then we’re pretty sure you’re going to love our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe, too! This scrumptious and super cute lotion is moisturizing and even naturally colored! The pink hue in this lotion is all due to the natural red pigment in the hibiscus flowers whole that we infused into the recipe.

May
04

Using Beets in Cosmetics


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beet root powderObviously, beets have been around since the beginning of time.  But did you know that their history does not just take place on the dinner plate?  Beets are everywhere; even places you won’t expect!  Spoiler alert- beets are priceless, especially when it comes to health and natural cosmetics.

Originally, beets evolved from the wild sea beet, which has the native lands of Europe, Northern Africa, and Southern Asia.  Sea beets are considered to be the granddad of all beets.  The closest common vegetable in resemblance to the sea beet would be that of the carrot.  This is due to the elongated fat root, which ironically, was rarely consumed in early days.

Beets go by many names.  Their official classification name is Beta Vulgaris.  They however, are abundant in names such as beets, beetroots, garden beet, chard, Swiss chard, sugar beet, red beet, Blood Turnip. This list is endless.

 

Beets in History:

The first civilization to actually grow and harvest the beet was the Ancient Romans.  The Ancient Romans actually used the beets for two reasons.  This first was medical.  Hippocrates promoted the use of the beet leaves as bandages for injuries.  The second use of beets was for food.  The leaves were often used as the green of salads.  The beet leaf salad was then dressed with olive oil, vinegar and mustard.  During the Ancient Roman times, the beet root itself crossed both the medical and nutrient lines and was used by the Romans as a medicinal broth for ailments including fever and constipation.

From there, the beet truly spread through northern Europe from believe or not, the tribes that invaded Rome.  They are the ones who embraced the beet for a brand new purpose- domesticated livestock feed.  But, it did not take long before more cultures started to consume the beet again for both nutrients and medicinal reasons.  Beets were commonly used in both the Renaissance and Medieval periods.

By the early 1700’s, beetroots once again were all the buzz because they were found to be a very concentrated source of sugar.  As a matter of fact, beets actually contain the highest sugar content out of all the vegetables.  However, it was not until the year 1747 that a process was invented to extract the sugar out.  Even longer yet, it was not until about 100 years later that commercially speaking beet sugar was produced.

The country was Poland.  The problem was the British.  They had barred all access to sugar cane, which was the main source to sugar for everyone.  What then ensued was Napoleon’s quest to use sugar beet as a replacement for sugar cane.  The United States was also on the hunt for a sugar source and had already started eyeing up beet sugar as well.  By the year 1880, sugar beet plants were already being cultivated in several states.  The problem was well into the resolution stage.

However, due to the new increase of popularity in sugar beet, the areas exporting sugar cane, which were located in the tropics, were in desperate need of demand.  This set the stage for the same political altercations that are still occurring today.

Beets In Ancient Mythology:

Long said “to be worth their weight in silver”, beets were often offered to the gods of Mythology.   Specifically there are two Greek gods that thoroughly enjoyed and loved beets.

Let’s start with the goddess Aphrodite, the exciting and beautiful goddess of love and beauty.  She accredited her powers of beauty and love to the beetroot.  Because of her love affair with beets, it was believed in early history that consuming beets could enhance your beauty and your sexual power.  It was also believed that eating and sharing a single beetroot with your lover would forever bond you in love.  In fact, during this era, beetroot was eaten as well as often used as rouge and lipstick, not only adding color to a woman’s face, but also tapping into the sexual aura of the beet.

Next, is the god Apollo.  Apollo was the most famously worshipped among all of the deities.  The Greek god Apollo is the god of sun, light, music, medicine and healing.  To Apollo and his followers, the much sought after beetroot juice was considered an aphrodisiac.

Beetroot also has a significant worth with the Talmud.  They used this vegetable mainly in two ways.  The first was to ward off any diseases.  The second was as homage to God.  It has long been stated by rabbis to live a long and healthy life, one must be “eating beet root, drinking mead, and bathing in Euphrates”.

Besides eating and drinking beets in favor of the gods, some cultures even used beets to color hard boiled eggs before consuming.  This was thought to have been eaten by people to please the Sun god, who then in return would reward them with prosperity and good health.

Finally, another god that was partial to beets was KVASIR.  He was the Norse god of Inspiration.  Slav and Nordic people drank Kvas in his honor.  This was a staple drink which was made using fermented beet juice.

Beets in Health:

Beets are fabulous for everyone.  No matter if you are a man, woman, pregnant woman, or child, beets love to help everyone.  There are over 80 different nutrients in beets that our bodies just love.  They are a healthy source of Vitamin B folate, B1, B2, B6, B12, and Vitamin C.  Beets also offer a wide variety of nutrients such as: niacin, flavonoids, amino acids, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, copper, mineral boron, and phosphorus.  They are also rich in antioxidants.  The beet leaves when consumed also offer Vitamin A, Vitamin C, protein, iron, fiber, calcium, and beta carotene.

Now, let’s get into a beet health breakdown.  Beets have been known to correct the body’s ph balance, and they even help the body to access an additional uptake of oxygen.  Beets have been linked to have medical benefits for certain illness too.

Cancer- Because beetroot contains the pigment betacyaninis.  This is a cancer counter agent.  Beets have the power to inhibit the cancer (cell mutation).  Consecutively, beet juice has also been linked to inhibit the development of tumors as well.  Beets have the capability to repair chromosomes in the body on the cellular level.  Red Beets are the most capable of all foods to repairing DNA of the human body.  In fact, in Germany, beetroot juice rated one of the most popular alternative cancer treatment among patients with cancer.

Blood Pressure- Drinking beet juice has been shown to decrease levels of high blood pressure.  This is because ingesting beets helps to lower the amount of triglycerides and LDL in the blood.

Cardiovascular- Beets contain a very healthy amount of betaine.  This compound has the capabilities of lowering plasma homocysteine.  This is a naturally occurring amino acid in blood plasma.  Although not directly linked yet, plasma homocysteine is considered to be a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease.  Links of plasma homocysteine have also been tied to Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Liver- Betaine, a compound present in beets, also multitasks as amazing for the liver too.  Beets are considered a liver cleanser.  When a person has a protein deficient diet, has diabetes, or has an alcohol abuse problem, their body produces a buildup of fatty deposits.  This is called steatosis, and it occurs in the liver.  Betaine helps to promote a healthier liver function which in turn helps the body break down these fats.  Additional bonuses to having a healthy liver function are weight loss and energy.

Kidney and Gall Bladder- Because beets contain potassium, they are the perfect answer to feeding your kidney just the right nutrients to take on its daily functions.  The chlorine present in beets also helps to naturally cleanse the kidneys.

Human sex hormones- Beets are hands down super rich in a mineral called boron.  This nutrient plays a vital role in the production of sex hormones in humans.

Healthy bones, skin, nails, and hair- Beets have a high content of silica which is perfect for our bodies to use to strengthen these components of our human bodies.  As well, beets also contain high amounts of magnesium… which all ladies should love because this helps to prevent osteoporosis.

Cataracts and Macular Degeneration- Since beets contain Beta-carotene (the same nutrient in carrots); beets are able to help prevent both cataracts and Macular Degeneration.

Capillaries- Since beets also contain flavonoids and Vitamin C, they are able to help strengthen and keep the structure of capillaries from becoming frail.

Birth Defeats- If you are pregnant, beets should be your new best friend.  Beets contain Vitamin B folate which in turn aids in the development of the baby’s spinal column, DNA, and RNA.  Vitamin B folate is also extremely vital to all normal tissue growth.  One cup of beets contains 136 grams of folate, and amazingly only 75 calories; now that is a whole lot of healthy going on!  A little tid bit of gossip:  After both of her pregnancies, actress Catherine Zeta Jones became addicted to beets and all of their health benefits.

Respiratory Issues- Beets have been linked to help prevent asthma symptoms.

Jaundice, Nausea and Vomiting:  Consuming beets is nothing but a positive for your digestive functions especially when it comes to dysentery or diarrhea.

Immunity:  Beetroot has the capability to help renew damaged cells in the immune system.  Additionally, they can be used to help purify and improve blood circulation in the body.  The American Heart Association claims that beets can also help fight anemia.

Menstruation:  Hey, all your ladies out there… consuming beets on a regular basis helps to regulate your menstruation flow.

When supplementing your diet with beets, you need to be aware that an excessive consumption of beets can cause a condition called methemoglobinemia, which can reduce the oxygen carrying capacity of blood cells.  In addition, eating large amounts of beets is not recommended for individuals with kidney problems due to the high oxalate content.

Beets A Cultural Staple:

Although beets have not always received the greatest reviews from consumption, some cultures use beets as a beloved staple of their diets.  For example Eastern Europe makes a traditional beet soap called borscht.  It is one of their most cherished dishes and it comes served with sour cream.

In Australia, beetroot is a common ingredient for hamburgers.  It is added in slices, much like we Americans do with lettuce and tomato.  It is also common for fast food chains like McDonalds to include beetroot on their burgers for Australian consumers.  These are considered Oz-style burgers!

And to whom do we owe gratitude of thanks for introducing beets to common cuisine… the French.  French culinary totally knocked beets out of this world in the early 1900’s.  They were able to fascinate, intrigue, and dominate our taste buds as well as increase our bodies health, all with the assistance of one vegetable!

Today, beetroot in the kitchen is one of the most versatile ingredients we can get our hands on.  Beets can truly be used from start to finish.  No matter is it is appetizers, soups, main courses, desserts, or even beverages, beetroots are quite the all purpose go to.  They help the flavor, texture, and the addition of color!

Beets in Science:

Alright, this one is going to blow your mind.  You can actually use beetroot juice to measure the acidity of a substance.  When beetroot juice is added to a substance that is acidic, it turns the solution pink.  If beetroot juice is added to a substance that is alkali, it will turn the substance yellow.  Now, that is one cool fact!

Feeling out of whack:  Beetroot can be used to alkylate the body.  This is all done through the beets super rich source of carotenoids, flavonoids, beyacyanin, folate, silica, and the other various minerals and nutrients that the great beet contains.

Beets- more than just a food:

Beets the hero super food can be eaten of course.  But, beets can also be used to make foods redder.  Items like tomato paste, gravy mixes, sauces, jams, and yes, you’re not going to believe this one ice cream all use the Betanins to deepen the red color too!  In addition to coloring, beets are also used to flavor other certain vegetables juices like carrot and celery.  And as an added treat, beetroot has the same chemical that is present in chocolate.  This feel good chemical is tryptophan.

In the food category, beetroot powder can be eaten directly, mixed in a beverage, or even sprinkled on food like salads or meats.  Even when used in small amounts, for all of the healthy benefits that beets are able to provide, it was not necessarily affect the flavor. When preparing food with beetroot powder, one teaspoon is equivalent to one beet, nutritionally speaking.

Beetroot is also used in the wine industry because the addition of this ingredient makes a wine that tastes very similar to port.  Beetroot can also be used to make homemade wine.  Wine producers use beets because it is so easily distilled.

Besides using beets in food and makeup for coloring purposes, beets can also be used as a natural dye for clothing.  It is believed that beets are a perfect substitute for red dye.  And, unlike the red dye, beets used as coloring will not cause any allergic reactions.  In fact, Victorians used beets to dye their hair.

Beets in Cosmetics:

Beets are an extremely interesting herb to include in your cosmetic recipes.  Besides all of the health benefits that beetroot has to offer, you do not necessarily have to consume the beet in order to get on the healthy track.  By just incorporating the addition of beetroot powder as an ingredient, your skin and body is able to enjoy beetroot benefits.  Are you looking for an additional bonus?  Any time that beetroot powder is used in a cosmetic or body product recipe, beets also double as a natural colorant.

Sugar Scrubs- Beetroot Powder can be used in sugar scrub recipes to allow your skin all of the luxurious benefits that can be had.  For a great sugar scrub recipe that highlights the use of beetroot powder, check out our emulsified beet sugar scrub recipe.  Your skin will be so soft and glowing; this sugar scrub will become part of your daily routine.

Hair- This is one way to add a little color to your hair without using all those chemicals.  Beetroot juice when mixed with regular henna powder can actually be used to add a light chestnut color to your hair.  Look at that, a little color with the bonus of truly healthy, beautiful, not striped hair.

Facial Soaps and Facial Masks- Beetroot works great for skin blemishes and acne.  In fact using a facial mask with the addition of beetroot powder has shown a decrease in mothers mask and blemishes when used on a regular basis.  This is due to your facial pores receiving iron and vitamins from the beetroot.  Besides helping to fade away blemishes and reducing acne, beetroot in a facial mask will leave a healthy pinkish color to your face.  If you are interested an amazing facial recipe click on our beet root facial soap recipe.  Your face will thank you!  Please note, when adding beetroot powder to soap, it will eventually turn yellowish brown in color due to the alkalinity of the soap.  Although beetroot powder does discolor in soap, it still provides nutrition to the skin.

Blush- Are you looking to add a little hue to your checks?  Using beetroot powder as a blush is an amazing natural option to store bought blushes.  And, even better yet is the fact that Natures Garden has a Natural Beet Blush recipe that literally only contains 3 ingredients!  All natural, all healthy, and all beautiful!

Lip Glosses- With a little elbow grease, beetroot powder can be added to your lip gloss recipes as a natural colorant.  With the addition of flavoring, a beetroot lip gloss is just as effective even better then commercial lip glosses.  You can conquer two things: great glossy lips and a healthy pout to boot. For a link to one of the greatest natural lip gloss recipes on the internet check out our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.  When making lip gloss colored with beetroot powder, it is important that the beetroot powder is not clumpy when added to the recipe.  We also found that whipping the lip gloss mixture to incorporate the beetroot is necessary to get the beetroot properly suspended in the lip gloss oils/butters.

Bathing Products- You can use the addition of beetroot powder in your bath products too!  Whether you are using your beetroot powder to color your soaps or lotions, or including beetroot powder because of its nutrients for the skin, it can be done.  For a super great bath product recipe, look at our Rose Violet Bath Melts recipe.  The rich and vibrant color is achieved using nothing more than beetroot powder.  Just in case you are wondering….NO, this bath melt recipe will not stain your bathtub.

Once we uncovered what a key ingredient beetroot powder can be for bath and body products, the creative wheels just began cranking wildly.  We have been testing beetroot powder in various bath and body recipes for some time now.  Some of the most enlightening facts that we would like to share with you are:

Beetroot Powder has a tendency to clump.  If you are using beetroot powder for a body product, it is vital that you break up any clumps.  In doing so, you will find a nice even distribution of the beetroot powder among your mixture.

When working with beetroot powder and recipes that contain polar (water loving) components, we have found that “wetting” the powder in vegetable glycerin works wonders for incorporation, especially when you are using the beetroot powder as a natural colorant.  Please note:  If you are making a non-polar (oil based) product that does not have any polar (water loving) ingredients, vegetable glycerin should not be used for wetting.  Vegetable glycerin will settle out of recipes that are strictly non-polar. However, this “wetting” procedure works wonders in emulsified scrub recipes that contain an emulsifying wax, and in lotion recipes.

Beetroot Powder used in soaps will oxidize, turning the soap into a tanish brown color.

Obviously because beets can dye, there may be some hesitation when using beets in your cosmetic recipes.  But, have no fear of accidently dying your fingers a pink color.  The color (dye) of beetroot powder is water soluble.  Using lukewarm water and soap avoids any possible stain.  Another tip to remove the pink fingers is to rub lemon juice and salt on your fingers before you wash them with soap and water.  If beetroot has stained a fabric, try using a freshly sliced raw pear, rubbing the stain first before washing.

Beet Storage:
Beets contain a high nutritional value.  It is also these nutrients that are highly sensitive to air and light exposure.  Beet root powder should be stored in an air tight container.  This container should be in a dark, dry, cool place.  Although refrigeration and/or freezing is an option for beet root powder, it is not necessary.

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