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Mar
20

Five Bath Salt Recipes


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Five Bath Salt RecipesFive Bath Salt Recipes

We are excited to be sharing five new bath salt recipes with you all today! Each of these bath salts use only a few ingredients and they have very simple steps to follow along with. These are a fun way to incorporate natural flowers, herbs, and powders into your handcrafted recipes. The herbal ingredients we chose to use contain a lot of benefits and are sure to soothe you and your skin during bath time. We also use these herbs from Natures Garden to make massage oil, bath melts, and sugar scrubs. Many other recipes use our powders as well, including facial masks, bath bombs, and cold process soap. You can also check out some of our soap making recipes to make your own soaps too. Now we can get started on making these five bath salt recipes!

The Benefits of Using a Bath Salt Recipe

If you have never used a bath salt before in your bath, then we will give you benefits that bath salts can provide to you. There are many natural minerals that are used in bath salts, and one of the benefits that you can get from using these is to draw out impurities from your skin. Also, if you are always working in outdoor environments, there are certain bath salts that you can make that will draw out different toxins, oil, and dirt from your skin. This will leave you with a sense of always feeling squeaky clean after every use. If you also have issues with blood circulation and are always feeling drained, then some bath salts can help circulate blood through your body.

Different Herbs that you Can Use in Your Bath Salt Recipe

Your options aren’t limited when it comes to the number of different herbs that you can use with your bath salts. Each herb contains its own share of benefits, and there are many available for you to use. One of the more popular herbs that you can use in your bath salts is lavender. Lavender, when used in bath salts, has been known to remove nervous tension, and relax the user. Another herb that can be used is rose petals. Rose petals have a natural oil that is secreted in warm water that keeps skin moisturized, soft, and glowing. There are many other herbs you can use and try to experiment with to create your own bath bomb recipe!

Pink Salt Bubble Bath RecipePink Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

This first recipe that will be showing you is meant to keep your skin feeling smooth and silky after taking a bath. The pink salt bubble bath recipe is wonderful. They only take a few ingredients, which have great benefits for the skin. To make this bath salt recipe, you will need to get the following ingredients, which can be found on the Natures Garden website:

  1. Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground
  2. Epsom Salt
  3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA
  4. Hyacinth Fragrance Oil
  5. 8 oz. Clear PET JAR
  6. White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

Himalayan pink salt is known for its purity and for having so many minerals. There are also a lot of medical benefits believed to be associated with this salt. In this industry, it is commonly added to facial scrubs, salt scrubs, and bath bombs, such as with our Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb. SLSA is a natural surfactant that provides plenty of foam and lather to cosmetic products, which are simply the perfect qualities to have for any bath. This pink salt bubble bath recipe is layered with one portion of Himalayan salt and the other portion a mix of Epsom salt and SLSA, each scented with Hyacinth fragrance oil.

Lavender and Rose Bath Salts RecipeLavender and Rose Bath Salts Recipe

Our next recipe is this beautiful bath salts floral combination. It brings together roses, lavender flowers, as well as elderflowers. These are just some of the herbs sold by Natures Garden.

  1. Epsom Salt
  2. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
  3. Rose Buds & Petals Red
  4. Lavender Flowers Whole Select
  5. Elder Flowers Whole
  6. Mica- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1 oz
  7. Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil
  8. Fillable Teabags

One of the main components of the floral bath salts recipe is roses. Roses are used all of the time in cosmetic products, soap, lotion, potpourri, and even in lip balms. They are so widely used since they are thought to induce relaxation, as well as for having anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. We mentioned fillable teabags in the ingredients because of the flowers in these bath salts. Some people prefer to use a teabag with recipes like this in order to avoid herbs going down their drain. This is optional and is completely up to your personal preference. Another unique feature about this bath salt recipe is that it also uses whole lavender flowers. As mentioned above, lavender flowers can be used to reduce anxiety and induce a calming sensation for you. So, if you are ever stressed, then this bath salt recipe is perfect for soothing your mind.

Chamomile Bath Salts RecipeChamomile Bath Salts Recipe

1. Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Course Ground
2. Vanilla POWDER
3. Cashmere Type Fragrance Oil
4. Da BOMB Soap Dye- YELLOW 1 oz.
5. Chamomile Flowers German Whole
6. Calendula Flowers- Whole
7. Fillable Tea Bags with Pull Strings

Next, let’s look at the relaxing bath salts recipe. The Da BOMB soap dyes at Natures Garden perform phenomenally. They are water soluble liquid dyes that are safe to be used to color soap, slime, smelly jellies, as well as some bath products. For now, we sell these in blue, red, and yellow, which could also be mixed together to form additional colors. Once again, you can use a fillable tea bag to put the chamomile and calendula flowers so they do not go down your drain. An amazing benefit of using chamomile flowers in your bath salt is that it contains many great antioxidants. These antioxidants will help with protecting your skin from any external free radicals. Also, the chamomile will help you to relax when in the bathtub if you’ve had a rough day.

Bubble Bath Salts RecipeBubble Bath Salts Recipe

This bubble bath salts recipe is the perfect recipe to create if you enjoy dark hues of blue. The ingredients that make this amazing bath salt include:

Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
Epsom Salt
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA)
Mica- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1 oz
NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil
Da BOMB Soap Dye- Red 1oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- Blue 1 oz.
FUN Soap Colorant- Ultramarine Violet 1oz.
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

These bath salts use really unique shades of blue. You can create these shades of colors using Da BOMB Soap Dye Blue colorant. Also, it blends well with the ultramarine fun soap colorant to make spectacular layers in the bath salt. A unique feature of this bath salt is the use of Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Grounds. These coarse grounds are rich in potassium which is great in relaxing muscles and reducing the effects of muscle cramps. You will not want to get out of the bathtub after using this spectacular bath salt recipe. Also, to add a unique shiny gleam to the bath salt, we use Mica Diamond Dust Pigment to really make your bath shine with sparkly blues. So, try making this inexpensive bath salt recipe yourself from the comfort of your home, and reap in the benefits of this amazing bath salt.

Epsom Salt Bubble Bath RecipeEpsom Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

Lastly, the final recipe we want to share in this blog is our Epsom salt bubble bath recipe. The ingredients needed to make this recipe are:

Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
Epsom Salt
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA
NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant- Ultramarine Violet 1 oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- RED 1oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- BLUE 1oz.
MICA- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1oz
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

The Hawaiian black sea salt sold at Natures Garden is completely natural. This sea salt derives from the Pacific sea which allowed it to absorb many natural minerals. This bath salt uses NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil which will add a great floral scent to your bath. This fragrance oil captures the scent of a sun kissed hydrangea flower that perfectly replicates the Yankee scent. This recipe is wonderful to make in the springtime, because it will smell just like a flower bed in your bathroom while you are soaking in this bath salt. Just like all of the other bath salts, this bubble bath salt recipe will leave you feeling relaxed when you are finished using it.

Enjoy Your Bath Salts!

We hope that you enjoyed following along with us and learning how to make these five bath salt recipes! When you are ready to use them, simply pour some into your warm bath water and watch them dissolve into your water. As you can see, many of these bath salts contain their own unique colors and traits. There are many different benefits that many different herbs can bring to your bathing experience, and you can see them in the above descriptions. It’s not only as fun making these bath salt recipes, but you will enjoy soaking in them too, and we hope you enjoy these recipes!

Unique Uses for your Everyday Herbs

Since many of these bath salt recipes use herbs, here we are going to talk about many other unique uses for herbs that you can use for yourself. This article called “12 Unusual and Interesting Uses For Herbs” mentions different ways that you can use herbs, and some of them you probably haven’t ever heard of. Oregano is a common household herb that many people always use in their cooking, but little did they know it can be used to combat the common cold. The oil in oregano leaves can aid in the process of clearing your sinuses. Also, this oil has been known to aid in reducing inflammation. Also, if you always have a tendency to suffer from headaches, then peppermint is the right choice for you.

Disclaimers

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of these recipes that are on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer advice on where to purchase products and ingredients listed in our recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you may encounter with the finished products.

The herbs sold by Natures Garden are for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. None of this is intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Pregnant women or women who are lactating should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden does not accept any responsibility, written or implied, for the products you make with our herbs. Prior testing is the responsibility of the customer.

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.

Feb
02

Kelp Body Wrap


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body wrapKelp Body Wrap

Hello everyone! For all you crafty and creative people out there, are you into spa treatments? You know, like mud masks, face masks, body wraps…the works! Are you looking for the perfect recipes that you can make at home to make yourself feel like you’ve just been transported right to an amazingly peaceful spa? Well, here is our awesome new recipe for a Kelp Body Wrap. This is one recipe that is sure to bring the amazing feeling of just relaxing at a spa, plus it works to tighten your skin, remove toxins from the skin, and bring it a warm and healthy feeling!  This kelp body wrap will help to reduce water retention and swelling, allowing you to reduce inches before that special event you plan to attend.

 

Ingredients:

123 grams of Kelp Powder

405 grams of Bentonite Clay

295 grams of Dead Sea Salt

1000 grams of Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon

Saran Wrap

Towels

Directions:

First, weigh out 1000 grams of distilled water. Then measure out 295 grams of Sea Salt and 405 grams of Bentonite Clay. Also make sure to measure out 123 grams of your Kelp Powder. Then you can pour all of these ingredients into your water and mix it thoroughly together.

kelp body wrap

kelp body wrap

kelp body wrap

kelp body wrap

Let the mixture sit and thicken.

kelp body wrap

When your mixture has thickened, you can begin to cover your body in it. (It will be much easier for you if you start from your feet and work your way up your body.) When you are fully covered with the mixture, wrap plastic saran wrap around yourself. Again, starting from your feet will make it much easier for you. Then go ahead and sit in your bathtub for about half an hour to an hour. Make sure the tub is empty, no water! However, make sure to cover yourself in warm towels to help the wrap draw out toxins and water retention! Once your time is up, go ahead and remove the saran wrap and then wash the mixture off of your body! These results should last for a few days! This body wrap will help to reduce your water weight as well as bringing many wonderful benefits for your skin! If you want to make this wrap to repackage and sell it, you will need to use Optiphen to preserve it!

Doesn’t this wrap just sound amazing? Do you know what all this wrap can do for your skin? Kelp actually helps to moisturize your skin, helps to slow down the aging process, combats discoloration, and it also works to draw out any impurities! The Bentonite clay has many great skin benefits as well! It actually helps to soften and tighten the skin, as well as removing any excess oils! This wrap is the perfect way to make you feel like you’ve just taken a girls day right to the spa! This wrap is sure to bring a feeling of relaxation to your life! You could even have a girls’ day with all of your best girl friends right at home with this amazing recipe!  Make sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful free recipes and classes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have! Enjoy this fantastic product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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