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Facial Masks from the Garden

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Fresh plant masks are a great way to revive the skin! Using plants from your garden for a facial at home can be such a treat for your skin. The freshness of the plant feels completely different from using older, dried herbs. Refer to the list below for a few plants that are safe to use, and please make sure that you have positive identification before using!

 

DIY Natural Face Mask

To make a fresh plant facial mask, choose plants according to your skin’s needs and the qualities listed below. Unless you have very sensitive skin or a specific allergy, the plants listed are generally safe to use on the skin as ranked by EWG.org ‘s Cosmetics Database.

  • Collect 3-4 tbsp of plant matter and combine in a mortar and pestle or a small food processor
  • Use the mortar and pestle to mash the herbs, releasing the juices from inside the plant and creating a pulp. If using a food processor, grind for a minute or so until the plant pieces are broken up.
  • You can apply the mask simply with the herbs from your garden, or you may choose to add other ingredients such as clay, yogurt, or honey to form a thicker paste.
  • Spread onto the skin and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water and follow with a toner and moisturizer.

 

More Natural Facial Masks

Combine your own formula or try this recipe safe for all skin types:

  • Lemon Balm: 4-5 leaves
  • Rose Petals: 5-6 petals
  • Calendula flower: 1 whole flower
  • Yarrow leaf: 1 whole leaf
  • Basil leaf: 2 leaves
  • Mint leaf: 2 leaves
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Basil leaf

Oregano leaf

Thyme leaf

Mint leaf

Sage leaf

Rose petals

Bee balm leaf

Yarrow leaf or flower

Lavender flower

Lemon Balm leaf

Basil leaf

Oregano leaf

Thyme leaf

Mint leaf

Sage leaf

Bee balm leaf

Yarrow leaf or flower

Lavender flower

Lemon Balm leaf

Nasturtium flower

Calendula flower

Chamomile flower

Aloe leaf gel

Violet leaf

Sage leaf

Lemon Balm leaf

Rose Petals

Lavender flower

Calendula flower

Chamomile flower

Aloe leaf gel

Violet leaf

Calendula flower

Chamomile flower

Aloe leaf gel

Violet leaf

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