Beauty Garden , Plants & Information

By | June 8, 2018

 

  • If you love DIY projects and make your own beauty products, consider growing a beauty garden.
  • A beauty garden is a garden full of organic plants, herbs and flowers that you can use to make homemade beauty products.
  • Growing a beauty garden is a great way to save money on beauty products and take control of the source of the ingredients you add to your DIY beauty products.
  • To learn about how to grow a beauty garden and some of the fabulous beauty products you can make with the wonderful things you grow.
  • When you’re planning your beauty garden, Main Advantage is it’s a very natural without any chemical products for your body harness.
  • Beauty Garden

    • Some Beauty Garden Plants Are…

    Citrus Trees

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  • You can grow citrus trees outdoors in pots, Likes limes, oranges or lemons and infuse the peels in oil to add to a scrub.
  • Ideally Citrus plants require a sunny shelter position but get damage below 45F, so move into a frost free conservatory or greenhouse during the winter in colder areas.
  • They require regular feeding; a high nitrogen feed like lawn feed is good to use regularly for the summer months.
  • Water freely in summer and allow soil to partially dry out before watering in winter.
  • Only minimal pruning is necessary, to remove leggy branches and encourage bushy growth.
  • Citrus trees are self-fertile.
  • The alpha hydroxyl acids found in lemon peels are said to possess stringent and skin brightening qualities.
  • For a citrus body scrub, cut the skins of the citrus and place in a pot with organic coconut oil on a stove on a low heat setting for several hours, or alternatively place in a jar, cover with coconut oil and leave on a sunny window sill for 1-2 weeks, turning occasionally.
  • Add to Epsom salt in a jar along with a few drops of citrus essential oil (grapefruit, sweet orange, etc.) for a wonderfully refreshing body scrub.
  • Alternatively make orange blossom water by picking the blossoms, washing them and then pounding them with a pestle and mortar before putting them in a jar with distilled water for 1-2 weeks.
  • Strain and store water in fridge.
  • Use in homemade soap and lotion recipes, or mix with clay to create a wonderfully refreshing mask.
  • Jasmine Flowers

  • Jasmine flowers have an intoxicating scent which can be fully enjoy when grown in the garden, either as a climbing plant such as ‘Jasminum officinale’ which can tolerate temperatures as low as 10F.
  • From which you can also make tea.
  • Grow in well drained neutral to acidic soil on a shelter site in full sun or partial shade.
  • Their scent is both calming and relaxing and excellent in skin care products.
  • You can infuse the Jasmine flowers in oil, for example.
  • On a sunny day, pick the flowers in the late morning.
  • Lay them on a white sheet in sunlight and leave for few days to dry out.
  • Fill empty jar with dry flowers and just cover them with light carrier oil such as light olive oil, jojoba or almond oil.
  • Put lid on loosely. Then either put the jar in full sun on a window ledge for 3 weeks or place in baking pan fill with water in the oven on the lowest setting to gently infuse.
  • Leave in oven for 3hrs and carefully remove with cloth.  Strain oil and pour into a dark color glass jar and label.
  • Add a few drops of Jasmine essential oil to increase strength of scent.
  • Use as a base for creams, use directly on skin or pour a little into a filled bath and relax.
  • Roses

  • There are numerous color and scent roses to choose from and you can grow anything from climbing roses to patio or shrub roses in a container or directly in your yard.
  • Ideally visit a local plant nursery to find the right rose variety for your site, using one with a delightful perfume that also grows well in your area.
  • Roses like rich soil with plenty of organic matter such as well rot horse manure mix in with good quality loamy soil and annual organic matter mulch applied to the surface of the soil up to three inches.
  • Plant in a shelter, sunny site where the roots are preferably in the shade.
  • Apply a general rose fertilizer every spring and again in summer if growth is slow.
  • Prune will vary according to the type of rose you have.
  • Rose oil requires so many petals per drop it is the most expensive essential oil in the world.
  • However, there are recipes you can make from your own roses.
  • Make rose water by picking petals in late morning and drying as with Jasmine for a few days.
  • Alternatively use in homemade soap or lotion recipes with a few drops of rosehip seed oil, popular in skin care products for its amazing anti-aging effects.
  • Lavender

  • Lavender is very easy to grow, preferring free draining, sandy soil in full sun.
  • Perfect to place near a back door or outside garden seat where the scent of their flowers can be enjoyed.
  • Lavender is said to have antiseptic and anti fungal properties, as well as helping eliminate nervous tension, increase blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.
  • Lavender flowers can be dry and put into a jar with distil hot water as with roses, strainer and use for a soap or lotion base or mix with a little  alcohol to create a lovely, freshly scent linen spray or room mist spray.
  • Flowers can also be infusing in oils in a double boiler on the stove for several hours to use in lotions or for direct skin application.
  • A few drops of Lavender essential oil can be add to the infuse oil increase scent if desire.
  • Rosemary

  • Another Mediterranean plant that is easy to grow is Rosemary, preferring well drain soil in a sunny site.
  • It has antioxidant properties which when use on the skin promote circulation whilst the scent of the plant enhances alertness.
  • Make a skin toner by placing rosemary leaves in a jar and cover with non-alcoholic witch hazel and leave in a cool, dark place for about two weeks, shaking regularly.
  • Strain mixture into a clean jar and label.
  • You can add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender, tea tree or cedar wood.
  • It can also be use as an herbal hair rinse after shampooing, to condition the scalp and help with dandruff.
  • Infuse a few springs of rosemary stems in boiling water on the stove for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool overnight and then strain into a bottle.  Pour over your hair in the shower after shampooing.
  • Lemon Balm

  • Lemon Balm, part of the mint family is anti-viral and can be use for insect bites and rashes and is also excellent for cold sores, making a wonderful ingredient in lip balms.
  • It is an expensive essential oil to buy due to the amount of leaves require to produce the oil but you can easily grow it in your yard or in a container as an inexpensive alternative.
  • It ideally likes a shelter, sunny or partially shade location in moist, well drain soil.
  • lemon aroma and is wonderfully refreshing.
  • Fresh leaves can be add and infuse in coconut oil for lip balms, infuse in 100% proof alcohol for a few weeks to make a tincture or infused in apple cider vinegar, strain and add to a bath or use as a refreshing hair rinse.
  • Below is a list of some plants for beauty gardens and their cosmetic benefits:
  • Use Garlic in hair care, garlic treats dandruff. It is also a natural fungicide and can be use as a soak for athlete’s foot.
  • Also use of Mint antiseptic properties. Use in soaps or astringents to cleanse and soften skin and hair. Soothes acne or other skin conditions. Also used for its minty scent.
  • Thyme is use of natural antiseptic, cleans, soothes and heals irritat skin and scalp. Also used for its scent to repel insects.
  • is a garden full of organic plants , herbs and flowers that you can use to make homemade beauty products.
  • Growing a beauty garden is a great way to save money on beauty products and take control of the source of the ingredients you add to your DIY beauty products.
  • To learn about how to grow a beauty garden and some of the fabulous beauty products you can make with the wonderful things you grow.
  • When you’re planning your beauty garden, Main Advantage is it’s a very natural without any chemical products for your body harness.
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