5 Home Grown Plants And Their Extensive Uses For Skin & Hair
How many of you enjoy gardening at home in your own little cute balcony or terrace? Well, I surely do but after we had a pet at home, we had to do away with some beautiful flowers & herbs and currently we are able to have only 2-3 plants at our house! Well, if you too love to grow your own plants and use it for cooking or any home remedy, this post will surely be of immense help!
Here I have listed some 5 easy to grow plants which are easy to grow in your apartment balcony or a house with a decent front yard as they do not occupy much of the space and are some great plants you can have at your home for various beauty purposes which I will be mentioning separately below one by one!
In Hindu mythology, Tulsi plant is worshiped as goddess and also believed to bring peace & prosperity in the house which has it. So you will find a Tulsi plant in every house who follow Hinduism! Tulsi is a great medicinal herb and is extensively used in Ayurveda as an aid to treat infections, common cold & cough etc.
Tulsi is also known to purify the skin and provides relief in case of acne/ breakouts! It is also a great immunity booster plant and its seeds are known to gives an instant energy to the body!
Its leaves are used to drink in tea to treat cold, cough & congestion and also save the body from seasonal variations!
One of the most effective ingredient used for the skin & hair these days is Aloe Vera gel and it can be easily grown in a small earthen pot and can be used fresh whenever you need! Aloe Vera is a great plant to have in your home as it is very hydrating, gentle for the skin and its anti-biotic property heals the skin just like a magic drug minus the chemicals!
Aloe vera gel is also used in hair care to give an intensive nourishment to dry scalp and keep the hair soft & silky without using the chemical based hair products which do more harm than good to the sensitive scalp!
A lot of face pack recipes can be made easily with aloe vera gel so I guess this plant should be on the top of the list of plants to have at your home garden!
Mint or pudina as it popularly known is also easily grown in a flower pot and also doesn’t require much care! You can easily use it for cooking purposes and for chutney, dips to keep the body cool!
As so the summer season, this can be also used to prepare the cult favorite summer drink Vigin Mojito with the crushed mint leaves for a flavor!
Apart from that, it finds it use on the skin to treat pimples & breakouts which are also very common during the summers! You can also apply it as a hair mask to get rid of scalp, infections or simply to keep the scalp cool & reduce scalp itching due to product built-up!
Hibiscus is a cult favorite flower plant to have at your home! I remember picking up flowers from the huge hibiscus plant for Puja for my grandmother! Well, not only that it is also very good because hibiscus flower is actually very good for the scalp & hair and helps in hair growth!
It acts as a hair conditioning ingredient making the hair soft and less prone to breakage! It is also very easy to grow at home and you can simply collect the hibiscus flowers to make a gel based hair conditioner at home!
Henna is yet another plant which you can grow at your place and get the most of it! The henna leaves are used to naturally give a unique hair color to the premature grey hair strands! Along with that henna hair pack is used to treat the damaged & dull hair to get a healthy shine & volume as it cools the scalp and also acts as a hair conditioning ingredient!
Henna plant is also useful if you love to apply mehndi on your hands but totally hate the dyed black henna cones available in the stores these days! You can make your own mehndi cone at home by crushing henna leaves and applying on your hands whenever you like without any chemicals because sometimes they cause severe skin irritation!
Well, these were some of the easily grown plants you too can have at your cute little balcony and enjoy some homemade face & hair masks easily without spending a penny! 🙂