• Grow a Beauty & Skincare Garden: 20+ Flowers, and herbs that heal and benefit the skin

    Grow a Beauty & Skincare Garden

    Plants, Flowers, & Herbs for Natural Skincare Go to any beauty counter and you’ll see rows of skincare products featuring plant-based extracts. Most of them…

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Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ th’ sun, And with him rises weeping; these are flow’rs Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age. — William Shakespeare Grow Calendula flowers for lotions, oils, and soap If there’s only one skincare flower that you grow in your garden, it should be Calendula officinalis. Known by many as the Pot Marigold, this cheerful and easy to grow flower has a myriad of uses. The flowers can range in color from

Easy-to-make Sensitive Soap Recipe People who suffer from skin conditions like eczema need cleansers that are mild and not over-drying. This sensitive soap recipe is not only easy to make but will replenish the skin with every wash. Though it’s a soap recipe, it uses a natural pre-made soap base so handling lye isn’t required. It’s also boosted with skin-soothing chamomile essential oil that also gives it a sweet scent and helps to treat skin conditions. Sensitive Ingredients It’s important to use sensitive ingredients when you’re making skin products for

Grow lavender to use in lotions, soaps, and handmade skincare If you grow only one skincare herb, grow lavender. It thrives in temperate gardens and can even be grown in pots. Lavender’s grey-green leaves look beautiful clipped into a low hedge and once the flowers bloom they’ll keep your local bees in fragrant nectar. Best of all, it’s beneficial for the skin and you can easily grow lavender for skincare recipes. The below tips show you how to grow lavender, propagate it, harvest it, and then transform it into handmade

A simple and festive nature craft How to make a natural twig star using pieces of sticks and string Nineteen ladies braved snow and ice to meet me and my friend John “Dog” Callister for last weekend’s Natural Christmas Wreath workshop. The idea behind the day was to learn how to weave a willow ring, and then decorate it with foraged greenery, dried fruit, and other natural ornaments. There’s a video at the bottom of this piece showing the DIYs in action. One of the ornaments John Dog showed us

Cleanse with hydrating honey and soothing lavender It’s commonly thought that the English word ‘Lavender’ derives from the French word lavandre and latin word lavare – both meaning to wash. Just as in Roman times, we still use sweet lavender to scent our baths and toiletries. Not only does it have a pleasant scent but it also has properties that relax the mind and soothe the skin. This soapless facial cleanser recipe that gently removes oil and dirt while leaving your face feeling soft and hydrated. The secret ingredient is

You don’t need to dig & store your veggies I can be a bit of a lazy gardener — I love working in the garden but if there’s something I can save time on then I’m all over it. One thing that I’m a big fan of is not having to dig and store vegetables over winter. Why do it, when a lot of them can be left in the ground? Though temperatures below 25 °F (-2.2 °C) can wipe out root veggies, anything up to that point is safe for

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