One of the ways we can love & nourish our body is through skin care. Herbalism and Ayurveda has long supported skin care and beauty as a part of holistic health and lifestyle. We’ve seen and known herbal oils, creams, salves, flower water, flower steams, baths, herbal masks being made traditionally until now. Regular use of organic natural products helps our body to thrive in the long term. Natural and fresh herbs as well as chemical free products helps our skin in rejuvenating cells and promoting cell growth. Hence regular use of herbal body oils, salves, body butters, lip balms helps in nurturing of our skin, rejuvenation, cell growth as well as hydration.
In my apothecary, I make herbal skin care with organically grown fresh herbs or dried herbs. My ally in herbal skin care is Rose, Calendula, Chamomile, Jasmine and few other supporting herbs according to season.
Rose is an astringent, nervine and an aphrodisiac. Rose supports healing of tissues, cell rejuvenation, consists of anti-aging compound as they tighten the skin cells and tissues. The other great property of Rose is that it is an aphrodisiac. The aroma supports in bringing joy and peace. As a nervine, Rose supports nervous system.
Calendula is another strong healing flower. Calendula is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic and a vulnerary herb. She heals wounds by promoting cell repair and regeneration. Hence, she is also used to treat conditions of skin irritations, allergies, burns rashes and sores. As a vulnerary, Calendula is very calming to the skin and suitable in all skin types from babies to older people.