You want to take care of your skin and hair, but do not use chemical products? Try making your own beauty products with herbs from your garden.
In the spring the first buds and fresh herbs are finally blooming and they give us so many possibilities. Herbs not only help our health, they also radiate our beauty. We’ll tell you which herbs you can now collect and what they are good for.
Between April and May is a great time, once again to make a round in the woods and enjoy the fresh spring air. You should also use this opportunity to take a closer look at which herbs and flowers are growing along the way.
For new cosmetic products, most go first to the drugstore. Why do not you try one time to make your own cosmetics? As a mask for pure skin or tincture for shiny hair – nature certainly has the right herbs ready for you.
For collecting wild herbs, there are a few rules to keep in mind:
Herbs on roadsides or next to fields are usually too badly damaged by environmental pollution and should not be collected.
Have respect for nature and only collect so many plants that they can reproduce well afterwards and other collectors find a few specimens.
The best time to collect is the morning. The herbs should be dry from the dew and still fresh from the night.
Only collect clean and undamaged plants.
But most of the herbs you can also grow very well in your own garden.
Rosemary provides pure skin and shiny hair
Originally, the tasty herb comes from the Mediterranean, but is also grown in Germany and is well suited for the local herb garden. In natural medicine, it is considered stimulating and is therefore often used as a remedy for low blood pressure.
Make your own green cosmetics but also for our beauty, the medicinal herb has a lot in store. Here it is especially known for its clarifying effect – for skin and hair.
If you are looking for a greasy preparation, try a rosemary tincture that is massaged into the scalp after washing. For this, about 10 sprigs of rosemary are doused with boiling water. Let it rest for about 10 minutes and sift it through. To enhance the effect, it is advisable to let the rosemary sprinkle in apple cider vinegar. Allow to soak overnight and use the next day for a shiny head.
If you have rosemary oil on hand, you can mix it with distilled water and use it as clarifying toner.
Bright white teeth with the wonder herb sage
Sage is also one of the herbs that actually come from the Mediterranean, but also grow very well in our latitudes. And that’s a good thing, because the herb can whiten teeth and cleanse the skin thoroughly.
Although regular tea drinking is very healthy, unfortunately it can also discolor the teeth. Unfortunately, toothpastes that counteract this effect often contain small particles that damage the tooth rather than use it. Why not try the natural variant and brush your teeth with a fresh sage leaf every day.
Even greasy facial skin can be treated with an ointment. For a teaspoon of sage leaves is poured over with boiling water. The tincture should take effect for 10 minutes. Then soak a clean cloth in it and leave it on your face for at least 5 minutes.
This mixture is not only suitable for the face, but also for oily hair. However, blondes should abstain from mixing with sage. It can come to discoloration. Even pregnant women should abstain from eating sage.
Make dry hands with thyme again supple
Thyme can be harvested between April and October. The spice, like almost all herbs, has a disinfectant effect and is especially popular as a natural remedy for coughing.
But also in the caring area, thyme can serve well. But beware: Some people do not tolerate the essential oils in thyme and react with red and burning skin. Therefore, try the product before on a small area of skin.
A thyme infusion can be used just as sage and rosemary on greasy hair. It is particularly helpful even with chapped hands. For this, a teaspoon of thyme is poured over with half a liter of boiling water. The whole thing should work overnight and can be refined the next morning with alum from the pharmacy. This mixture also helps with foot odor and can be added as an additive in the next footbath.
Dandelion lightens blonde hair naturally
Who does not know him, the bright yellow dandelion? Spurned by many hobby gardeners as weeds, it really has it as a medicinal plant in itself.
As an extra in the salad, the dandelion provides plenty of vital substances. Even from the inside, it has a clarifying effect on our skin and helps the body to eliminate toxins. But even externally applied the herb has a lot to offer.
Dandelion has a vitalizing effect. Just like the sage, it can be used as a tincture for the face, but is more refreshing and leaves the skin glowing. Even a head massage with the dandelion tincture has a stimulating effect.
For a light color lightening, blondes can also resort to the fresh flowers of the plant. A handful of the yellow leaves are doused with boiling water. The mixture should be used at the last rinse of the hair. Incidentally, an infusion of chamomile flowers has a similar effect on blond hair.
Melissa cleanses and soothes sensitive skin
The melissa is native to Asia, but enriches our home gardens for quite some time. Thanks to its fresh fragrance, it is also known as lemon balm and can be used as a natural room fragrance.
Added to this is their soothing and antibacterial effect. A wash with Melissentee has long been considered a beauty remedy, because it frees the skin of impurities. For the tea, a teaspoon of lemon balm should be poured over with boiling water. Let the tincture soak for 10 minutes and sift through.
The balm is suitable for mature skin and prevents irritation and redness.
As with all cosmetic products, the products should first be tested on a small area of skin to avoid irritation and allergies.