There are tons of beauty products you can pick up at your local cosmetic or grocery store. But did you know, you can make natural beauty products at home with herbs? Many of the herbs you can grow yourself in an indoor garden kit or outdoor garden. They are relatively simple to make and work just as well as store bought beauty products.
Toners are used after washing your face or they can be used as a substitute in place of washing your face. Basil makes an excellent facial toner because it removes dark spots, soothes skin, stimulates circulation, brightens complexion, reduces signs of aging and brightens your complexion. Use 30 fresh basil leaves with a ½ cup of boiling water. Mix your ingredients in a blender. Wait for the mixture to cool for about 15 minutes. Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour your basil mixture into a mason jar. Your basil facial toner should be a dark green color. Moisten a cotton pad with it and apply it to your skin. It will keep in a refrigerator up to 7 days.
Massaging parsley into the scalp during a washing can have phenomenal results! Parsley helps to naturally volumize hair and to stimulate growth. Use 20 - 30 parsley leaves. Grind them in a blender. Use the pulp to massage into your scalp. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. It is also said to help eliminate dandruff. Massage into scalp 30 minutes prior to shampooing your hair. Parsley contains boat loads of vitamin C needed for healthy hair and skin.
Thyme mixed with fresh chamomile makes a gentle cleanser for your skin. Take ½ cup of fresh thyme and ½ cup of chamomile. Infuse them into boiling water to make a hot tea. You can do this by adding them to a large mesh cloth securely tied or by adding them directly to water and then separating them using a fine-mesh strainer. Once strained, pour the hot tea thyme and chamomile mixture into your bath. They gentle cleanse oily skin. 20 minutes should do the trick. Also, the scent and soothing properties of this herb combination will relax you instantaneously!
Cilantro will help improve acne-prone and dull skin. Combine 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt, 2 tbsps oatmeal, ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, ⅛ cup chopped fresh cucumber into a blender. Mix together until smooth. Apply the mixture to your face like a mask. Avoid areas such as your eyes and your mouth. Allow the mixture to dry. Rinse clean with lukewarm water. Cilantro and cucumber cools the skin. The oatmeal helps with inflammation. The yogurt exfoliates and brightens the skin. It is a powerful combination facial mask!
Most of these herbal beauty products can be grown right at home with an indoor garden kit. It beats having to run down to the store everytime you need the ingredients. Plus, it cuts down on costs to keep your beauty regimen up-to-date. Give yourself a spa treatment the natural way with freshly grown herbs!