Forget pricey skin care – here are the best medicinal plants to use for your skin health.So, it’s time to get your green fingers out and grow some of the best plants that are sure to keep your beauty intact throughout the year…
Peppermint : Drink it as a tea with spearmint to freshen the breath. Once cooled, the tea can be used as a refreshing toner or blended with other ingredients to make a cleanser, hair rinse or foot bath.
Rose : Use the oil in homemade perfumes and bath splashes, face masks, hand lotions and hair rinses. Rosewater is an excellent mouthwash and a soothing and softening remedy for dry skin.
Rosemary : With its refreshing, stimulating qualities, rosemary is useful in facial steams, bath splashes and foot baths. The leaves can be made into a useful remedy for dandruff and a wonderful tonic for hair.
Thyme Strongly antiseptic, thyme is useful in gargles and mouthwashes. Cooled and strained, you can use a thyme infusion to make a refreshing skin tonic and mild astringent, as well as a stimulating bath additive.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) – A common garden vegetable, the moist flesh of cucumbers can be used to reduce puffiness, soothe irritation, and tighten the skin.
Use a water infusion of cucumber in creams and lotions, puree the flesh and use it as a facial mask, or use the well known treatment of slices of cucumber over the eyes to soothe, tighten, and lighten dark circles.
Recommended Planters : Colorful Planters :
Add a splash of colors to indoor or table top plants at home and office with these colorful planters.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.