3 DIY Beauty Treatments Using Flowers

Posted by Reshma Mariam 28/09/2017 0 Comment(s)

It won’t be untrue if I say that majority of our ancient beauty enhancing methods incorporated flower petals and their oils for the treatments. Flowers not only just add enchanting fragrance to the therapies, but they also carry with them chemical properties that can be used to benefit your hair and skin.

 

The recipes listed below mainly use oils, fresh petals, and dried flowers

 

  1. Rose and Chamomile face scrub

This scrub can be used daily and is great if done along with a steam treatment.

 

 

 

Rose Petals:

  • They’re rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants.

  • They’ve shown to protect cells and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Recipe:

  • 1 tbsp dried roses

  • 1 tbsp dried chamomile

  • 1 tbsp oats

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • ¼ cup of almond / olive / sesame oil

 

How to mix

Finely grind the dried flowers and oats in a grinder. Add honey and oil to the mixture and transfer it to a storable container.

 

2. Calendula and Chamomile facial steam

The Calendula and Chamomile facial steam is proved to be relaxing and can help soothe skin.

 

 

Calendula Petals:

  • They’re anti-inflammatory.

  • They has been showing to have calming properties.

 

How to mix

Boil water in a pot and remove from heat. Add the flowers and leave them for two minutes to steep. Now, hold your head over the pot and allow the steam to bathe your skin.

 

3. Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Deodorant

 

 

Recipe:

  • 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp shea butter

  • 3 tbsp baking soda

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 5 drops of essential oil (you can either choose lavender or some citrus flavor of your choice).

 

How to mix

Make a double boiler (Place a half-pint jar in the middle of a small vessel of water. Bring the water to simmer. Add coconut oil and shea butter to the jar to melt. Turn off the stove. Add baking soda and cornstarch. Stir until you get the smooth paste. Add the essential oil to it. Let it cool. Store it in the fridge during summers, to prevent it from melting. Scrape out the required amount of and apply it on your underarms.

 

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