- ✓Blue Spirulina (Phycocyanin) is a blue pigment derived from blue-green algae. It is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage.
- ✓Blue Spirulina is known to have a high nutritional content – it boosts the immune system, increases metabolism, and improves digestion!
✓Spirulina is known for its abundance of B vitamins which can enhance energy levels
- ✓Who knew algae could be so wonderful? Our natural Blue Spirulina Powder is perfect for smoothies, lattes, baked goods, noodles and more.
Ingredients: *100% Blue Spirulina/Phycocyanin *certified organic
Taste: Subtle & neutral
About SCLEROTIUM GUM: Sclerotium Gum is a polysaccharide gum produced by the bacterium Sclerotium rolfssii. It iscomposed of glucose monomers.
Function(s): Emulsion Stabilizer; Skin-Conditioning Agent – Miscellaneous; Viscosity Increasing Agent -Aqueous; EMULSION STABILISING; SKIN CONDITIONING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
Synonym(s): GUM, SCLEROTIUM; SCLEROGLUCAN; SCLEROGUM; BETASIZOFIRAN
Description: Pre-neutralized polymer in an inverse emulsion that forms hydro-swelling droplets (HSD) in water. Translucent, slightly viscous liquid. pH: 5-7 (2% aqueous gel). CAS: 77019-71-7, 4390-04-9, 9005-65-6 INCI Name: Sodium acrylate / sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80Benefits:
- Excellent thickener by forming gels over a wide ph range (4-12)
- Emulsifies all kinds of oily phases (up to 40%) including silicones and vegetable oils without the addition of a conventional emulsifier
- Able to produce cold emulsions
- Stabilizes emulsions and maintains the viscosity of a formula
- Gives light and pleasant texture to spread on skin
Use: Emulsions: 0.5-2%. Can be added into fat or water phase, or at the end of emulsification. Needs good mixing with hand mixer to get smooth creams. Gel creams: 1-5%. When using over 3% use at least 12% oils for best performance. For external use only. Applications: Gel-creams, emulsion-gels, cold emulsions, lotions, creams, skin-whitening /self-tanning products, sun care & baby care products, mascara, foundations. Country of Origin: France Raw material source: Sodiumacrylate, sorbitol, vegetable oils, petroleum derivatives Manufacture: The copolymer is made by polymerization of sodiumacrylate and sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate monomers. Isohexadecane is made in a multi-step process to form a branched C16 hydrocarbon from petroleum derivatives. Polysorbate 80 is obtained by esterification of sorbitol with one or three molecules of a fatty acid including stearic, lauric, oleic, and palmitic acid. Animal Testing: Not animal tested GMO: GMO free but not certified Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components
What it is?
These bright blooms and leaves come from the Dog Rose. Used to provide a beautiful botanical element to products. Great for aromatic, hand blended potpourri and bath teas. Infuse in oil for use in handmade skin cleansers, soaps, lotions and creams.
Asal : Pakistan
Bahan yang digunakan : buds and petal
Storage Tips : Masukkan di tempat yang kering , daya simpan 3-4 tahun
Aroma : seperti wangi mawar ( lightly scented )
Why People Use This Product:
To add the beautiful look of rose to handmade cosmetics and soaps.
✔Bisa dilakukan Infuse dalam oil untuk bahan pembuat skin cleanser, sabun , lotion dan cream
✔Bisa sebagai topping diatas sabun atau di dalam sabun
✔Hati hati bila terkena kelembaban udara, bisa berubah warna menjadi kehitaman tapi masih aman digunakan
✔Bisa dipakai sebagai campuran teh
TIPS: Some herbs and botanicals will brown overtime when exposed to hot liquids and high pH. When testing a new recipe that contains botanicals, be sure to allow your finished product to sit for 2-4 weeks to ensure you are pleased with appearance and performance.
INCI (Citrus limon). Lemon peel contains vitamin C and a host of antioxidants. It has been known to help treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Therefore, lemon peel powder can be used in cosmetics, skincare, and soap for its high level of nutrients.
Country of Origin: USA
Uses in Cosmetics, Soap, Ect.:
1. Lemon peel powder can be used in natural bath tea recipes
2. Lemon peel powder can be used in soap.
3. Lemon peel powder can be infused and used in lotion, cream, and ointment recipes.
4. Lemon peel powder can be used in bath salt recipes
5. Lemon peel powder can be used in bath bomb recipes.
6. Lemon peel powder can be used in facial mask formulas.
7. Lemon peel powder can be infused and used in shampoo and conditioner recipes.
8. Lemon peel powder can be used in sugar and salt scrub recipes.
Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items.
Calendula, also called pot marigold, is a member of the daisy family that is native to Europe and cultivated as an annual in cooler climates and as a perennial in warmer regions. It is a companion plant to other species in the garden that are affected by soil nematodes and those that benefit from the presence of pollen beetles.
Since the time of the ancient Romans and Greeks, calendula has been used to make a natural dye for cloth. A strong infusion (tea) of the flowers adds golden highlights to fair hair. The flowers are also fed to canaries to enhance the color of their feathers.
Although the ancients could not have known that calendula contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory carotenes, the herb has been used for centuries to make topical preparations to ease eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, abrasions and other irritations.
Elder, also known as Boor Tree and Black Elder, is a deciduous shrub native to Europe, Asia and Africa. While the fruits provide food for wildlife, the leaves and flowers are used to make elderberry wine and other beverages, as well as soothing syrups. Elder flower is also an ingredient in natural hair and skin products, prepared either as infused oil or a water infusion.
According to the legend, cutting the bush is unwise unless first obtaining permission from the Elder Mother, a dryad or tree nymph who is said to reside in the heart of the small tree. For extra insurance, reciting “Elder Mother, please give me some wood, and I’ll give you some of mine when I grow into a tree” three times bore making a cut is sure to appease the tree spirit.
The Elder Mother is the subject of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Hyldemoer,” a classic tale in which a young Danish boy, who gets his feet wet and catches cold, dreams of “sailing into the warmer countries” after sampling two cups of elder flower tea. It is also said that falling asleep under an elder bush in flower is to risk waking up in Fairyland.
Background: It was once believed that the Elder Mother lived inside the tree, and it was dangerous to cut the tree because her spirit may become angered. Those who did dare to cut the tree down would recite a poem to ward off her anger. The elder plant grows in Europe and other temperate regions.
Description: The elder tree grows as high as 33 feet. It has cream colored flowers, black berries, and green oval shaped leaves. The flowers of the plant should be harvested in the late spring. The berries can be collected in early fall.
arnica flower, whole
It is traditional to pick arnica flowers at the summer solstice, also known as Midsummer’s Day, which is when they come into full bloom. It’s interesting to note that the golden flowers bear a strong resemblance to the summer sun.
While there is historical evidence that Mexican arnica has been used safely in small and supervised doses, the consensus among most herbalists today is that it simply isn’t worth the risk of side effects to use this herb internally. This makes sense considering there are many other herbs with similar properties but without toxicity.
Because this herb is a member of the daisy family, it’s possible for allergic reactions to occur in sensitive individuals when it is used topically.
Background: Native to the mountains of Russia and Europe, the leaves were smoked as a substitute for tobacco, hence its common name: mountain tobacco. Arnica has a long history of use, appearing in recorded folk remedies for six centuries.
In the literature, St. John’s wort was referred to commonly as ‘ arnica for the spine.’
Description: Arnica grows up to two feet in the mountainous regions of Europe and western North America. Dried orange-yellow flower heads supply a therapeutic volatile oil.
Safety: Recommended for external topical applications only.
Prolonged treatment of damaged skin, e.g., use for injuries or ulcus cruris (indolent leg ulcers), often causes edematous dermatitis with the formation of pustules. Long use can also give rise to eczema. In treatment involving higher concentrations of the drug, primary toxic skin reactions with formation of vesicles or even necroses may occur.
Lemon balm is perennial member in the mint family that is native to temperate zones in Europe, Asia and Africa. The genus name for this herb translates to mean “bee,” which is a reference to the fact that honeybees are highly attracted to its flowers. For this reason, lemon balm is also widely known as sweet Melissa.
Another obvious attribute of this herb is its strong lemony fragrance and taste, which is enjoyed in a variety of beverages ranging from teas to wines. The herb is also commonly used in homemade skin and hair products, as well as natural cleaning aids for the home.
Juniper is a small coniferous tree in the cypress family that is native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The shrub is also naturalized in the southern coastal areas of North America. The berries, which are technically cones, ripen in the fall. However, it takes two years for them to change from green to purplish-black.
In Europe, juniper berries are traditional flavoring agents for game meats and smoked fish. They are also frequently paired with rosemary, garlic, marjoram and other mint family members to season stuffing and gravy. The whole berries can also be treated like peppercorns and ground fresh at the table in a spice grinder.
The ancient Egyptians used juniper berries as food and also to remedy intestinal parasites. Because the tree is not native to the region the berries had to be imported, probably from Greece. In addition to the mention of juniper in various ancient Egyptian writings, remnants of juniper berries have been found at the tomb of Tutankhamun, better known as King Tut, which indicates the people may have also used the herb as an offering to the departed. The early Canaanites considered juniper berries a symbol of fertility and healing and dedicated them as offerings to Ashera, the Mother Goddess and consort of El sometimes referred to as the lost goddess of Egypt and She Who Walks On (or in) the Sea.
Today, juniper berries are largely limited to culinary use, especially in northern Europe where they are commonly used to balance the pungent flavor of game meats. Juniper berries are a key flavoring ingredient in gin and a beverage called sati, a type of rye beer enjoyed in Norway and Finland. Juniper berries are a key ingredient in gin, the alcoholic beverage that takes its name from the Dutch word for juniper, or genever. Originally, the concoction developed by the 17th century Dutch physician and chemist Franciscus Sylvius was intended to aid in dispelling gout, lumbago and disorders of the kidneys and gallbladder, but it soon travelled from the pharmacy to the battlefield. In fact, the term “Dutch courage” stems from the habitual imbibing of English soldiers to muster up courage when fighting against the Spanish during the Dutch Revolt (aka The Eighty Years War). During the reign of William the Orange, and for the decades that followed known as the Gin Craze years, gin became a popular drink for commoners, although its quality declined from a lack of juniper berries and the substitution of turpentine.
In Norway, juniper foliage is used in cladding, a traditional method of insulating barn walls from wind and rain. The process is tedious, but well-constructed juniper cladding can last for decades, reportedly up to 50 years in some cases.
Various flavonoids, catechin tannins, diterpenes, monosaccharides, pinene and limonene.
Juniper berries should not be consumed during pregnancy or if there is a history of kidney disease. Because certain compounds in juniper berries may stimulate insulin release from the pancreas, this herb should not be used if diabetes is present.
Grown in the Provence region of France, blue lavender, also known as lavandin, is a hybrid species between English lavender (L. angustifolia) and Portuguese lavender (L. latifolia). The intense color of the flower buds make this variety desirable for use in crafts when visual presentation counts.
Their scent is just as impressive, albeit more medicinal than other lavenders due to the presence of camphor.
100% pure- INCI (Maranta arundinacea)- Arrowroot powder is a white, silky powder that is found in most natural body powder recipes and deodorants. Arrowroot is used in cosmetics as a thickener. Unlike most thickeners, arrowroot has the ability to thicken at room temperature, and at varying ph levels.
Country of Origin: St. Vincent
Uses in Cosmetics, Soap, Ect.:
1. Arrowroot is used as a natural alternative to “talc”, because talc can contain asbestos. Arrowroot has a “feel” similar to cornstarch, and can be mixed with other powdered herbs to create excitingly fun body powders that feel like silk on your skin.
2. Arrowroot is used as a natural thickener in some cosmetic formulations
3. Arrowroot is used to help create gel-like products in highly acidic environments.
4. Arrowroot can be used in natural deodorant formulations to provide better glide.