Natural Beauty from the Garden
I started making my own beauty products at a very young age. My father was a farmer, which meant we lived in the country. Commercial beauty products were hard to buy because they were sold in town, and I was too young to drive. But I loved reading beauty books and magazines for hours in my room; they gave me ideas. Then I spent even more hours in our family bathroom mixing up my own potions, lotions, and treatments.
Once you’ve made your first cosmetic product, I’m convinced that, just like me, you’ll be hooked on whipping up a continually growing variety of them. Even if you’ve never gardened before, you can plant a few bath herbs for your home or start a small skin-care garden.
Whether you live in the country or a big city, don’t feel limited by space or the fact that you’re not an expert gardener. Everyone can grow a natural beauty garden that suits their personal needs and resources.
The following recipes and treatments are generally safe and effective. However, despite every effort to offer expert advice, it’s not possible to predict an individual person’s reaction to a particular recipe. After consulting a qualified physician to determine what’s safe for your long-term use, you’ll be amazed at how your own natural products and treatments make you look and feel.
Excerpted from Natural Beauty from the Garden by Janice Cox, published by Ogden Publications, 2018.
More Recipes from Natural Beauty from the Garden:
- Galen’s Cold Cream
- Moisturizing Honey Avocado Mask
- Scented Sugar Scrub
- Dandelion Age Spot Oil
- Victorian Geranium Powder
- Marigold Hand Cream
- Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’! Shower Gel
- Garden-Stained Hand Solutions
DIY Hand Lotion
hand lotion recipe
Wild and Whimsical Wreaths
Learn how to bring nature indoors all year long with these fresh and festive wreath projects that reflect the changing seasons.
Wild Spring Wreath
Learn to use fresh flowers and a natural wreath base to create this spring-themed wreath that can be redone again and again.