The goodness of herbs is not confined to curing ailments with those Grandma herbâ€™s Potion. There are many herbs which are essential in the herbal beauty industry.
Do you girls know that there are few herbs around you , in your garden or in your kitchen lying ignored when it comes to beauty treatments?
Today we shall know about some herbs that work amazingly well for your beauty and hair.
Lavender scientifically known as â€˜Lavandula angustifolia or lavandula Officinalisâ€™ in most commonly used in the beauty industry for its fragrance and aroma therapy benefits. But this is not it, there more to this aroma herb. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that it has make it ideal for curing acne and sunburns. Lavender is also used as an antiseptic and it helps in relieving insomnia, restlessness, stress related headaches, fungal infections, scars and eczema.
Lavender oil also acts as a toner for all skin types. It helps in relaxing and calming nerves.
Aloe Vera is a very familiar in every household and has numerous beauty uses. Aloe Vera is a rich source of calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc. Aloe Vera can be used in many face packs for all skin types, as a moisturizer, in soaps, bathing gels, as a cleanser, as sunscreen.
Direct massaging of Aloe Vera on face can prevent aging and wrinkles. It also helps in healing skin and reducing scars. Also it aids in reduces dandruff and is a good conditioner of silky & smooth hair. Aloe Vera can also be used to shrink warts.
In India neem is consider as a medicine for maximum ailments. When neem leaves are used in face packs to get clearer and smoother skin and cures eczemza. Neem hair rinse can also be used in treating thinning of hair.
Rosemary has antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti â€“ diabetic properties. Rosemary leavesâ€™ extracts help in weight reduction.
Rosemary stimulates hair growth, acts as a hair conditioner. Also when used in aromatherapy, rosemary relieves stress and improves memory. It acts as a toner and reduces fine lines & wrinkles.
Calendula also commonly known as Marigold is rich in flavonoids i.e., antioxidants that helps in preventing damage from free radicals. Calendula very effectively treats inflammations & skin infections, and helps in curing blemishes and acne.
Calendula or marigold is soothing for dry skins and it helps in treating skin pigmentation.
Basil which is most commonly known as Tulsi. Basil is a sacred plant for Hindus and is also considered as â€œKing of Herbsâ€. Many cosmetic company use basil in their creams and shampoos.
Basil when used in face packs helps in getting clearer skin and when used in hair packs and as a hair rinse in treating lice and dandruff.
ChamomileÂ is an amazingly gentle, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic and soothing herb used commonly in skin creams, shampoos, conditioners, soaps and body lotions. It helps in the treatment of eczema and contact dermatitis.
It also acts as a sunscreen and is a good cleanser. It also fights against aging and has immense hydrating qualities. Chamomile can also be used as a compress which soothes puffy eyes.
Bay leaves help in preventing dandruff and stimulating hair growth. Bay leaves are soothing in nature. Bay leaves are mostly used as a hair rinse or in bathing water.
Henna also known as mehandi in India, is most commonly used as a hair dye and also for dyeing hands in artistic patterns.
When applied hair it gives red color and shine to hair. Natural henna will always dye hair reddish only henna mixed with synthetic dyes will dye hair black.
Evening primrose works miraculously for hair care and maintaining them healthy and deep rooted.
Evening primrose acts as an anti â€“irritant for skin, it works as an anti aging mask, keeps nails healthy and is very commonly used in moisturizers and body lotions.
These were few common herbs found in our households which can be put to use for their benefits for skin and hair.
Do you use any of these herbs for your skin and hair care?
You might like to read:-