Sometimes people believe the only way to achieve great hair and skin is through the use of products formulated full of ingredients you can’t pronounce. That idea is totally incorrect, and in fact, steps to healthier skin and hair can be found in herbs and plants in your garden.
Whether it’s using these herbs and plants directly on your skin (like aloe vera or mint leaves for example), often times you can extracts or oils of these products that you can incorporate into DIY products like face masks or hair conditioners.
Here are a few herbs, plants, and spices you need to get keep handy for your next DIY self care day, or at least ingredients you should look for next time you re-up on beauty products.
Seep this in water for a day with Sarsaparilla Root Burdock Root and Yellow Dock. This natural shrub is commonly used to make medicine. It’s most frequently used in laxatives to help with constipation.
Seep this in water for a day with Casagrada Sagrada Burdock Root and Yellow Dock. After steeping it water, you can use this root to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps increase urination and reduce fluid retention.
Seep this in water for a day with Sarsaparilla Root, Casagrada Sagrada and Yellow Dock. This is a powerful root that comes with a bunch of health benefits. One of it’s most major benefits is helping lower blood sugar and combating diabetes. Other benefits include help “purifying” blood and fighting against the common cold, sore throat and other common sicknesses.
Seep this in water for a day with Sarsaparilla Root, Casagrada Sagrada and Burdock Root. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help with a plethora of ailments. It’s most commonly used for pain and swelling in nasal passages and respiratory tract. It is also used to treat bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Yellow dock is also sometimes used to treat intestinal infections, fungal infections, and for arthritis.
Known for its anti inflammatory properties, aloe vera is perfect for keeping skin calm, hydrated and plump. You can also use it on hair, as it contains enzymes that repair dead skin cells on the scalp to help promote hair growth.
Aside from a nice scent, cinnamon helps rid skin of acne and pimples on the face and body. Preventing the growth of acne causing bacteria on the face, cinnamon is perfect to add to a face or body mask.
Basil is a magic ingredient for both skin and hair as it is full of antioxidants and nutrients. With skin, it aids in clearing up acne, blackheads, and pimples. In hair products, it gets rids o dandruff and promotes hair growth.
A perfect ingredient for hair products, thyme is known for its ability to improve blood flow to the scalp and to help stimulate growth.
Rose infused products have become popular for skin care, as it locks in moisture, on top of that providing a sweet scent. It also soothes irritated skin, so it’s a great refreshing spray.
Garlic is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it great for skin and treatment for nails as well.
A treasure chest of benefits can be found in mint, including cleansing and tightening skin, reducing puffiness around eyes, and reducing oil on the skin. It also is popular in foot care products, as it helps treat severely cracked heels, and reduced dry skin and irritation.
Lavender is a perfect tool to fix anything going on with your skin, including acne, eczema, and even as a facial toner. In addition to soothing skin, lavender is known to heal inflammation and burning associated with insect bites and mild burns.
Aside from cleansing your home, sage is perfect for use in hair products, as it promotes shiny strands and prevents hair loss.
Known for its anti inflammatory and healing properties, turmeric is perfect for use in skin and hair products to promote healing to the skin and growth for the hair.
Use calendula is skincare products to heal dry skin, reduce scarring from acne or wounds, and cure fungal infections that may cause acne or blackheads.
Camomile is perfect to fade dark spots on the face, and give your skin a radiant and youthful glow.
Serving as a natural astringent, witch hazel has been a centuries old cure for things like acne, fading or scars, speedy healing of scabs, and reducing redness on the skin.