With all the chemicals used in beauty products these days, it’s really refreshing to discover new and unique ways to care for your body with natural remedies. Luckily, there are tons of sweet smelling blooms with wonderful benefits. Here’s a few ideas on how to put together fresh scrubs, toners and bath salts using roses, lavender, calendula and chamomile.
1. Lavender bath salts – This is incredibly easy to make at home. All you need is a cup of Epsom salt, a cup of sea salt, safflower oil, vitamin E oil and lavender oil. Lavender buds also work well in bath salts, so you can buy dried buds instead of lavender oil and mix them together with the salts. If you decide to use fresh herbs, use immediately because the water in fresh herbs could contaminate the salt. Once mixed, transfer to an airtight container and allow to rest for a few days so that the salt can fully absorb the lavender scent. You’re well on your way to bath time relaxation.
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2. Rosewater Toner – Roses have many wonderful qualities that are great for your skin. They are rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants and they protect cells and also have anti-inflammatory properties. Roses can also be use to combat oily and acne skin because of it’s astringent qualities. For a simple rose water recipe, you’ll need fresh rose petals, purified water and pure alcohol. Check out these 4 homemade rose water toner recipes that you can try at home!
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3. Chamomile and Calendula Facial Steam – The petals of the calendula flower have anti-inflammatory properties and chamomile is known for its soothing qualities. Facial steams improve circulation to the face and opens pores while soothing your skin. A super easy treatment, all you’ll need is dried calendula petals and chamomile flowers. Boil water and steep the flowers and then simply lean over the steaming bowl of botanicals and drape a towel over your head to create a tent.
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You can create wonderful beauty products on your own with very little prep time – and the best part is, your home will smell amazing!