With certain medicinal plants, you can wonderfully produce natural cosmetics yourself. We reveal which plants are best suited for creams and ointments from your own garden.
Wild mallow is a real elixir of beauty! The dyes, mucilage, and tannins contained in the pretty petals care for the skin and keep it supple. Mallow also helps against couperose.
The orange marigold is not only a real eye-catcher in the garden but also a real all-rounder when it comes to natural cosmetics. The flower has a skin-healing effect, which is why many lotions and oils are often fortified with marigold extracts. The marigold also works wonders for massage or poorly healing wounds.
The pretty lupine is full of proteins that are particularly beneficial for mature skin - they have a wrinkle-reducing effect! The firming properties of the lupine are therefore particularly popular for face creams and body lotions. Anyone who uses natural cosmetics with lupine extract can soon look forward to smoother connective tissue and a plumper complexion.
Who would have thought that! In fact, poppy seeds are a real anti-aging talent that can reduce the thickness of the subcutaneous fat, helping to tighten the skin on the neck and chin. The reason for this is the plant substance glaucin contained in the leaves.
Lavender is one of the most popular garden plants and yes, we also love the wonderfully aromatic scent, which is also said to have a calming and relaxing effect. Lavender is also said to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, which is why the herbaceous plant is wonderful for relieving insect bites and abrasions as well as eczema and rashes. These healing effects are best captured in a lavender ointment.