Changing seasons often means changing skincare routines, so here are five plants you can use for your face! Don’t get mad, but one of the “plants” is actually the oil extract. Just FYI. Also, don’t forget to read our disclaimer and always do a test patch!
Everyone should have an aloe vera plant in their house (plus all of these other 10 plants you should grow). Not only is it good for burns (hallelujah, because I just used some last night for my burned hand), it’s good for the skin in general. Supposedly, Cleopatra “kept her skin supple and glowing” with it (Practical Guide to Natural Medicines). Just plain put the aloe goo on your face and boom; “supple and glowing” skin. If you’re looking for more details watch this video.
This is one I haven’t used and that’s mostly because Calendula is expensive to buy and I suck at growing it. However, it’s been used to heal damaged skin and skin infections. It is sometimes still used in commercial skin products and cosmetics today.
Lavender is good for alllllll the skin problems and was used to treat psoriasis. In my folk remedies guide I show you how to make an epsom salt bath using lavender, rose, and oats to soothe your skin whic you can download here or by using the sign up form below:
Oats aren’t just for eating. You can use them on your face! Oats are soothing, exfloliating, and coat the skin to seal in moisture. You can learn to make your own honey oat facial in my folk remedies guide here.
Sweet almond is pretty much the only cleaner I use for my face. Nope, I don’t use soap. I just oil up my face with sweet almond oil, get in the shower, and use a wet washcloth to clean my face. That’s it…and you will be amazed at the amount of dirt that comes off. So gross. But so good. So clean. Anyway, it softens and soothes your skin.
So those are 5 Plants that are good for your face. Download the free remedies guide and you’ll get tutorials for two skin soothing remedies!