Forage for Skin and Hair Care Ingredients


Foraged Horsetail 

Foraged horsetail. Photo by Sarah Hart Morgan

Last month, I shared my top 5 plants in my skincare garden, but many of the plants I use have been foraged for around my property. I’m a big believer in eating locally grown food, and that extends into the plants I use in my skin and hair care routines. The same reason I prefer to eat locally sourced honey, I believe nature provides most of what we need to our local regions.  I’ll be sharing with you which plants I forage for in my zone, 6b, and how I incorporate them into my hair and skin care routines.


Horsetail can be found in wet areas along creeks, streams, and rivers. I am lucky enough to have this plant growing along the side of my road for easy harvesting. Horsetail can improve circulation in the hair follicles, which can promote hair growth, therefore, I like to incorporate this plant into all of my hair growth products, combined with rosemary. After harvesting, let the reeds dry; you can dry them in a dark place hanging upside down, on a drying rack, or in a dehydrator. The reeds will then separate easily for storage. I like to infuse horsetail along with rosemary in spring water to be used as a hair growth spray. Add a bit of witch hazel into a 1oz spray bottle and use twice a day. Keep the mixture in the fridge for preservation. I also infuse in a mixture of oils to use as a hair serum/deep conditioner treatment. 

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Wild roses grow along the creek. Photo by Sarah Hart Morgan

4/12/2021 8:26:06 PM

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