Taking care of yourself can be simply going to a natural food store to buy herbs and know how to use them. Here is a list of 16 plants and herbs that you can use to look great and feel good.
A natural approach to skin, hair and fresh fragrance
- An astringent herb that helps cleanse the skin and accelerates healing. Use it in house toners for skin and hair and soak it in a bath for its stimulating properties.
- Extra virgin olive oil is a good choice for home beauty products, but it has a characteristic odor. Choose pure olive oil, if you prefer fragrance-free.
- The parsley. Parsley tea is an excellent mouthwash and an anti-freckle lotion. Put it in the food processor to add to tonics, toners and skin cleansers.
- Drink tea with spearmint to freshen your breath. Once cooled, the tea can be used as a refreshing tonic or mixed with other ingredients to create a cleaner, a hair rinse or a foot bath.
- Pure and chilled, it can be used as an intensive moisturizing treatment and a facial mask particularly suitable for dry skin. It can also be used to soothe swollen eyelids and sunburn.
- The Rose. Use oil in home fragrances and after-bath lotions, masks, hand lotions and hair rinses. Rose water is an excellent mouthwash and a soothing and softening remedy for dry skin.
- With its refreshing and stimulating properties, rosemary is useful for steaming facials, after-bath lotions, and foot baths. The leaves can be used to create a useful remedy for dandruff and a wonderful tonic for hair.
- Use a tea of sage leaves as an antiseptic gargle and to strengthen your gums. It naturally darkens the hair and has powerful deodorant properties.
- The savory. The leaves are sometimes used by herbalists for their slightly astringent and antibacterial properties. The essential oil is useful in skin toners and sanitizers, especially for disturbed skin.
- The sesame. In the form of oil, sesame can be used in a range of nourishing skin treatments. Due to its very fine texture and lightness, it has excellent lubricating properties and is a good base oil for massages.
- Often called salad herb, sorrel also has powerful antiseptic properties. Apply cold tea as a treatment for the disturbed or acne-prone skin.
- The abrotanum. Long aged as a medicinal and cosmetic plant, aurone is a soothing bath additive and stimulating hair tonic and a post-shampoo rinse.
- The strawberries. Slightly astringent, strawberries are a refreshing natural cosmetic product for cleansing and toning the skin. Fresh strawberries contain an acid that whitens teeth.
- It is believed that essential oil helps to fight various skin diseases by acting as a tonic without being irritating.
- Antiseptic, thyme is useful for gargling and mouthwashes. Chilled and filtered, you can use a thyme infusion to create a refreshing tonic for the skin and lightly astringent, as well as a stimulating bath additive.
- The witch hazel. Alcohol-free toner ideal for dry skin, witch hazel tightens the skin, has antiseptic properties and promotes blood circulation. It also contains tannins, which help to soothe and heal pimples.
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The next time you want to try new products for skin, hair or perfume, why not consider a natural approach. You will be surprised to see all that plants and herbs can do for you!