Best Beauty and skincare greens to grow at home
Do you prefer natural skincare remedies over products full of chemicals? Do you like high-grade skincare products but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Or you just want to control what you put on and in your body?
Most of the top class beauty brands make use of plant-based materials as the main ingredients in their expensive beauty products. There is no secret that plants have many components that are beneficial for healthy skin but the biggest secret that many of us don’t know is that the plants, many well-known brands use in their products are easy to grow at home.
Plants for beauty can clean, heal, moisturize, tone, and battle the symptoms of aging. You just have to know which plants and herbs can do what to your skin and how to convert them to potions that will take care of your skin naturally.
Herbs may spruce up your dishes but the garden contains a lot of natural beauty plants and you don’t know about them. Many of these plants from beauty garden can be used in balms, infusions, lotions, and creams. You can create your own beauty products by growing your beautiful garden plants.
Grow plants for skincare in your home garden
Though most of the plant extracts you come across seem exotic, lots of others grow near your home. You can get these natural garden products at the farmer market or supermarket both in fresh and dried form. You may see them growing in your garden as a weed or intentionally planted. Gently toning Rose petals, acne-fighting thyme, and soothing Aloe Vera are a few examples.
This is the starting part of the series on growing your own garden of natural beauty products and plant skincare products. We will tell you about the plants and herbs that you can use for various skin conditions and the general profile of each herb to guide you on how to use them to make balms, creams, serums, lotions, and other products.
Plants for Damaged and Burnt skin
Aloe Vera naturally blooms outside in a warm climate but also do well inside your home in pots. The leaves of Aloe Vera are succulents and contain a gel that is very helpful in soothing burnt skin and reducing inflammation. It also acts as a completely natural skin moisturizer.
The gel can be easily scooped out of the Aloe Vera leaves by simply cutting them. The Aloe Vera gel can be used all alone or by combining with locations and creams.
Echinacea is a fabulous, hardy flower that thrives in a variety of climates. It is believed that Echinacea can boost the immune system and also speed up skin regeneration. It also reduces skin inflammation and treats acne.
You can use Echinacea by making a decoction (a concentrated liquid obtained by boiling the plant matter), for drinking, or use in creams and lotions.
Though the plantation of tea is mostly associated with India, Camellia sinensis, the Green Tea is grown in temperate zones and contains antioxidants that help improve aging skin, reduce inflammation and prevent bacterial growth.
Green Tea is especially helpful in controlling the natural sebum production in the skin for people with oily skin. An infusion of fresh or dried skin can be used in creams, lotions, and facial toners.
Calendula has more than 20 species and belongs to the daisy family. Calendula has been used as a soothing medicinal herb and culinary for thousands of years. This flower’s medicinal properties can help heal burns, reduce inflammation, and treat eczema and acne as well as heal abrasions and cuts.
The tincture or solution of Calendula can be made and applied to the affected area to reduce inflammation on pimples.
For people suffering from psoriasis and acne, Comfrey can offer relief to the symptoms. You can make a tincture from the Comfrey roots and apply it directly to the skin to treat acne and the leaves and flowers contain strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Being a self-seeder, Comfrey can spread across your garden rapidly. A sterile variety of Comfrey is Bocking 14 that won’t self-seed. Add Comfrey to the beauty garden to make your skin look flawless.
Herbs for aging and mature skin
The Helichrysum is a beautiful plant having delicate flowers and belongs to the sunflower family. This plant contains anti-inflammatory properties and is appropriate for a broad range of skin conditions like acne, damaged skin, and aging symptoms.
Make an infusion of Helichrysum flowers to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as to tone the skin. You can also add it to creams and lotions.
The rose oil has three beneficial properties for the skin, namely anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial. Anti-bacterial properties make it a great ingredient in face washes thanks to its acne-fighting and skin cleansing properties.
The anti-inflammatory properties of the rose flower will make your skin look flawless and soothe redness. The antioxidants save your skin from future damage from harmful sun rays and other free radicals.
Lady’s Mantle is a component of anti-wrinkle creams and lotions. This plant reduces the pores and helps tighten the skin. The Lady’s Mantle flower is not very attractive and spread like a weed. You need to keep in mind its wild nature but it is certainly a very small price to pay for its mind-blowing anti-wrinkle properties.
The infusion of Lady’s Mantle plant leaves can be used to tone the skin and you can also add it to creams or lotions.
Skincare herbs for blemishes and acne
Burdock is a unique herb that is known for its benefits for skin. It is an exceptional herb as it can be taken internally. Being a cleansing herb, Burdock works from the inside of the body to heal acne, psoriasis, eczema, and boils.
You can make a decoction from Burdock root and drink it daily for a month.
Green Tea has antioxidant properties that help control oil or sebum production, reduce inflammation, and stop bacterial growth.
You can make and use an infusion of dried or fresh green tea leaves in creams and lotions or as a toner for the facial skin.
Lemon juice is a huge source of citrus that is full of astringent properties. Dab lemon juice with cotton wool to remove extra oil and brighten your skin.
Lavender is packed with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and over the top; it can be easily planted in beauty garden to extract useful products from plants. The Lavender’s oil extract helps boost the healing of burns, grazes, and cuts.
The Lavender has a really good smell and has natural sedative characteristics. Both dried and fresh flowers can be added to lotions and creams as well as a skin toner.
A delicious herb, thyme works well with fish or meat but recent studies have shown that it is a better remedy for treating acne than Benzoyl Peroxide (which burns and damages the skin out of its acne stage).
You can infuse thyme with witch hazel as it would be less harsh in this combination.
Astringent and Toning Herbs
Witch Hazel extract that you usually see as bottled black magic comes from Witch Hazel shrub and beauty lovers like this shrub for its capability to diminish the presence of under-eye circles.
As the witch, Hazel extract serves as a mild astringent; it helps make your blood vessels under the eyes constrict resulting in reduced puffiness and discoloration. It is also served as a toner and makeup remover.
Rosemary, everyone’s favorite potato herb help stimulates the flow of blood to the skin that results in enhanced healing. Rosemary is a toner and astringent and the oil extract is mainly found in hair rinses, lotions, and massage oils.
The rosemary’s water rinse infusion can darken your hair’s shade.
Moisturizers in the Garden
This is not a kind of Marsh Mallow that you roast over the fire. It is an attractive perennial that thrives in the wild but can also be grown in the garden. It is a tall grower so you can put it at the back of the flower bed.
The leaves, flowers, and roots of the Marsh Mallow plant are packed with sugars, pectin, and mucilage that moisturize and soften the skin. When mixed with lotions and creams, Marsh Mallow gives your skin a silky beautiful texture.
One of the common weeds in the garden, the Common Plantain has moisturizing properties. The moisturizing mucilage in the leaves of Common Plantain is an effective skin healer that helps treat wounds and bruises.
The flower and leaves of the violet plant have moisturizing and juicy characteristics with mild astringent properties. This traditional bedding plant can help heal cuts and wounds thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The Skin Care Garden
There you have your beauty garden to get beauty products from plants. You can save a lot of money by picking the flowers, weeds, and herbs from your garden of beautiful herbs. Your beautiful nature flowers garden will save you from paying lots of money for lotions and creams that might not work.
SO, this beautiful skin garden is the answer to how to make your own skincare line. Grow your own beautiful garden flowers and grow products and your skin will thank you for it.