A lot of today’s beauty products are filled with chemicals that can actually do a lot more harm than good. The good news is that you can make your own beauty products using herbs from your garden. Below are five products that you can make from herbs:
It is very simple to make bath oil. All you need is one essential oil, such as lavender or rosemary. You can also mix lavender and rose together. Additionally, orange and rosemary is another good mixture. If you do not have a garden, then you can find these products at just about any beauty shop or health store. The invigorating smell of the fragrance from these oils and herbs will help you relax while you are taking your bath.
Many of the soaps on the market today have ingredients that can actually dry out your skin. You can make your own soap with cucumber and mint. You will need four fluid ounces of spring water, ½ of a cucumber, four ounces of white vegetable fat, two teaspoons of caustic soda and six drops of essential mint oil. Once you have made the soap, you will need to let it set for two days before using it. It should last two weeks.
Herbal Facial Mask
A facial mask can help remove dirt and oil from your skin. It can also help even out your skin tone. You can make a facial mask with apples, sage and honey. You will need to chop up the apple and place it in the blender with the sage and honey. You will need to blind all of the ingredients and then place them inside of a bowl. After you have finished making the mixture, you should allow it to set on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse.
Soapwort can be used to make shampoo. If you have light hair, then you will need to use chamomile along with the soapwort. Rosemary is a better choice if your hair is dark. The herbs should be placed in 500 ml of boiling water. You should let the shampoo stand for about 30 minutes before you pour it into a bottle. Store the shampoo until you are ready to wash your hair. You should use about 250 ml of this shampoo every time that you wash your hair.
You will need calendula flower, glycerin and water to make a moisturizer. You will need to place the calendula flower in boiling water. Let it stand for 20 minutes and then strain the mixture. After that, place two tablespoons of glycerin and rosewater into the mixture. Mix all of the ingredients together until they are blended thoroughly. Put the moisturizer in a bottle and store it until it is ready to be used. This moisturizer can be used on every skin type.
Kelly is a single mother living in South East Queensland who is a strong believer in the benefits of using natural remedies. Kelly loves nothing more than working in her garden and has become an expert in Brisbane landscaping techniques over the years. Kelly also enjoys growing her own organic produce.