Do you like to create and make your own homemade products? Here are the herbs you should be growing or using to make homemade bath and body products. Great DIY gift ideas for Moms or a birthday too!
7 Herbs to Grow for Homemade Bath and Body Products
Do you love crafting homemade bath and body products? This is something I have started to get into, and loving it! Plus, they make great gift ideas from the heart! Creating natural products like this can be fun and quite beneficial to your health. Growing your own herbs for these creations can be time and money-saving, not to mention how they can boost the properties of these products. If you have considered growing herbs for health and beauty purposes, take a look below at seven herbs to grow for homemade bath and body products so you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips when you need them!
1. Aloe Vera is so soothing. It can help reduce the redness and irritation your skin may be experiencing and can even help with infections. Aloe vera is highly moisturizing as well, so don’t hesitate to add it to your homemade hair products, body butters, and even sugar scrubs for a moisturizing and skin soothing effect.
2. Rosemary is an antifungal, which makes it great for homemade lotions as well as homemade toothpaste. Rosemary is perfect for adding to body butters and lotions, as it can help tone skin and even reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Lavender is perfect for adding to beauty and bath products because the aromatherapy benefits alone are vast. You can add the dried blooms to your body butters and scrubs as they will help soothe the skin as well as the mind. Lavender can also help promote relaxation and even soothe sore muscles, another benefit of adding it to body lotions and butters.
4. Chamomile is great for more than just tea! It is a very gentle herb, so add it to your products for sensitive skin. It is ideal for homemade face cleaners and even shampoo and conditioning products for children and adults. It can moisturize, soothe, and cleanse while offering a mild scent. You can even add it to homemade toners and makeup removers.
5. Sage is quite gentle, and can help cleanse the skin, clean out pores, and promote circulation in the skin. You can steam sage and let the steam bathe your face, or you can add it to homemade facial cleansers and scrubs. It offers a mild scent and is vitamin rich.
6. Mint is a revitalizing herb, so add it to any of the products you use on your face to help perk up the skin, refresh your senses, and even tighten skin. Add it to your body scrubs, body washes, even shampoo and conditioner to help invigorate the scalp.
7. Basil not only smells great, it can detoxify and also help promote circulation. Let the basil leaves soak in some warm water and then once the water is lukewarm, use it as a face rinse. You can also add basil to any of the salt or sugar scrubs you make, and it can help promote circulation while it scrubs the skin clean.
Are you ready to start creating some herb enriched bath and body products? Give these homegrown herbs a try and see what a difference they can make.