Flowers for your beauty routine
Flowers and plants are used in the home to improve the environment and your mood. What some people don’t always realise is that plants also have various other benefits. If you want to add something natural to your beauty routine, consider the following.
This lovely succulent is used in many different ways. All you need to do is cut a piece off the plant and squeeze out the juice. Use this juice for soothing a sunburn, acne, or even as a make up remover if you have particularly sensitive skin.
This is great for clearing acne, soothing sunburned skin, other skin irritations, and even insect bites. Soak the bark in water before bringing it to a boil. Remove from heat and strain. You can combine with lemon juice if you want to make a toner for your skin.
Cone flower or echinacea
Known for its immune system boosting benefits, this flower can also be used to reduce skin inflammation. Boil the roots before combining with an oil base such as coconut oil to create a lotion or cream.
Lavender smells fantastic and it has wonderful soothing anti-inflammatory properties. It’s excellent for use on cuts and wounds. To make an infusion, you need to dry the sprigs. Place the dried sprigs in a jar with oil and let it set in the sun. Allow to soak for at least 48 hours before straining. Add to lotions and creams.
Roses are one of the most well-known and popular of all flowers. Rose water is fantastic for toning and moisturising the skin. To make your own rose water, you should remove the petals from the flower head and fill a pan with water. Place the petals in the pan of water and heat on low until you notice the colour drains from them. This takes about 20 minutes. Strain and use once it has cooled.
Remember, when using any kind of flower or plant as a beauty product, you should always opt for organic flowers. Non-organic products may contain harmful pesticides which can have adverse reactions.