How to make Rose Water Toner using fresh Rose Petals
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How to make Rose Water Toner using fresh Rose Petals

Instructions on how to make rose water toner using fresh rose petals. Use directly on your skin as a natural toner or blend it with oils to create creams and lotions People have used rose water for generations as a natural yet gentle astringent. Probably long before we had commercially produced rose water, the average…

Plants to Grow in a Skincare Garden
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Plants to Grow in a Skincare Garden

An introduction to growing herbs for skincare including lists of plants and flowers to use for different skin types and conditions. Includes herbal skincare recipe ideas. Go to any beauty counter and you’ll find rows of skincare products featuring plant-based extracts. Regenerative creams with pomegranate seed oil, anti-wrinkle serums made with ginseng root, and face…

30+ Natural Lotion & Skincare Recipes
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30+ Natural Lotion & Skincare Recipes

Basic lotions, rich creams, and healing balms. Make these natural lotions and skincare recipes using plant-based oils, fragrance, and wax. Imagine walking into the beauty section of your favorite department store. Pots of beautifully packaged creams line the shelves with prices that seem disproportionately large to their sizes. Perhaps you wouldn’t bat a lash at…

How to use and make Comfrey Oil (and why it’s controversial)
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How to use and make Comfrey Oil (and why it’s controversial)

Using comfrey externally to heal bruises, sprains, and other injuries, information on alkaloid toxicity, and how to make comfrey oil Comfrey is a controversial plant. Many gardeners have it growing somewhere whether it’s a relic of a past garden or used to make plant feed. Bees and other pollinators love it too and for that…

How to use Skin Healing Plants to make DIY Herbal Skincare
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How to use Skin Healing Plants to make DIY Herbal Skincare

An introduction to how to use herbs and flowers to make natural herbal skincare. Covers herbal extracts recipes using them to make lotions, creams, and other beauty items. Part of the DIY Herbal Skincare series. There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to make your own herbal skincare. Some include wanting to treat…

How to use Calendula Flowers in Skincare
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How to use Calendula Flowers in Skincare

How to use calendula flowers for skin and healing skincare. Shown to have powerful skin healing properties, calendula’s compounds can be easily extracted and made into homemade ointments, balms, creams, lotions, and soap. Calendula officinalis is a cheerful garden plant that can bloom all year round with yellow to orange flowers. It’s also probably the…