I am sure you see the garden gloves, the pots, and all the seeds out on display by your favorite retailers. I know when you see the wide array, you may be thinking that gardening is only for the flower lovers, or veggie lovers. However did you know that you can grow herbs for your skin care routine as well? And no, you don’t need to own a sprawling acre with the perfect soil to have a perfect garden. You can have a little bit of land to work with or none at all. Even those who live in apartments or condos can grow at home as well. Herbs are great for beginner gardeners all the way up to the expert gardeners. Herbs can be grown inside in containers, or outside.
Lavender is good for the skin because it is antibacterial and antifungal. It also helps to heal the skin by reducing scarring (you know from picking at ickies you may have had on your skin or from cystic acne), softens it (for those of us that don’t have the baby bottom soft skin anymore), and it keeps all skin types balanced.
Calendula is good for the skin because it helps to heal wounds, high in anti-inflammatory disease, and can heal skin that is suffering ailments such as eczema or dermatitis.
Chamomile is good for skin that has been burned, afflicted with acne, scraped or is irritated from things such as rashes.
Lastly, there’s my good friend Lemon Balm. Lemon balm is good for healing wounded skin, and helps with those pesky insect bites such as those spiders that might be wanting your skin for a midnight snack!.
There are many medicinal herb kits that sell the seeds of these herbs and mini containers. Many gardening centers sell the products. They are also easily found on sites such as amazon and other online retailers (try Etsy! They have some really cute and unique kits). You can also just buy the individual seed packets from your local health food store if you already have plenty pots or containers to grow your skin herbs in. You probably want to plant these skin loving herbs as soon as it is time for growing them in your growing zone. You can usually find your growing zone on the back of the seed packet. This way you can get the most out of your harvest. Gardening stores may also carry plants that are already mature enough for transplant into any indoor containers or outside plots.
Gardening can be a little rough on your hands, so a good exfoliating soap such as my honey oat delight.
A good skin care regimen should include both inside and outside measures. Using good quality chemical free products such as ours, as well as using your new herbs in skin teas will keep you glowing for years to come!