Do you have a favorite herb for the skin? From Calendula and aloe to St. John’s wort and self-heal, there are so many plants that can nourish and support the skin on your face and body.
Making your own herbal skin care products is fun and easy, too. Here are seven of our very favorite herbal skin care recipes. These natural and botanical potions will nourish, hydrate, refresh, and relax!
1. St. John’s Wort Face Serum
This St. John’s wort serum is deeply nourishing and restorative for the skin and also ideal for healing scars. It can be used both morning and night on the face, neck, and shoulders.
2. Self-Heal Skin Serum
This silky self-heal serum can potentially protect the skin from sun damage. It can also be used daily in the morning and night to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
3. DIY Sheet Mask
Facial sheet masks can be a luxurious addition to any herbal skin care regimen. Made with aloe, watermelon, and rose geranium, this soothing potion will refresh and hydrate thirsty skin.
4. Body Butter
Sumptuous body butter is wonderfully nourishing and supportive to the skin. You can use your favorite botanicals like Calendula, rose, lavender, and more!
5. Homemade Aftershave
This deeply aromatic homemade aftershave smells of citrus and allspice. The recipe is also anti-microbial, which can keep any razor cuts from becoming infected.
6. Homemade Lotion Bars
Easy-to-make homemade lotion bars can be rubbed onto the skin like lotion. They are great for moisturizing dry, cracked skin like the knuckles, heels, and cuticles.
7. Herbal Sea Salt Scrub
This salt scrub is a great dry skin remedy and you can customize it with your favorite herbs. We love using relaxing chamomile, toning rose petals, or refreshing mint.