Plant a Skin Care Garden with These Plants for Natural Recipes


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Lavender in the garden 

Lavender 

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You’ve heard of a vegetable garden, a pollinator garden, and a flower garden; but have you ever heard of a skincare garden?  I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 plants for my own skincare garden where I live which is Zone 6b. Many of these plants are readily available to most gardeners and zones and you may even have them growing in your garden now!

Lavender 

What’s not to love about lavender? It’s my go-to herb for most of the skincare products I make and highlight in my bookForrest + Thyme Apothecary: simple skincare formulas you can make uniquely your own.  The scent is light and by just inhaling its flowers is calming to the nervous system.  It helps to soothe and calm irritated, inflamed, or sunburned skin; can help clear up acne thanks to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It can aid in just about any skin issue you may have from eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, aging skin, or acne prone skin. Many believe it helps to speed up the healing of the skin, which is why I use it in my Herbal Soothing Salve. Lavender also contains antioxidants which could also help slow down the aging process by blocking free radicals from your skin, which is one of the causes of fine lines and wrinkles. I personally infuse lavender in my oils for my face serum as well as my wrinkle cream.



Chamomile 

Chamomile in the Garden



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