Five great herbs you can grow in your garden for natural beauty

If you’re trying to enhance your natural beauty, a great place to start your search for the perfect product is in your vegetable garden! People around the world have been using herbs for beauty for centuries, and by understanding what benefits certain varieties provide, you will be able to  determine the best herbs for your beauty needs.

Lavender
According to MedIndia.net, lavender is one of the most popular herbs in the natural beauty industry, hailed for it’s the aromatherapy benefits of its lush fragrance. If you are suffering from acne, sunburn, stress, scars, burns or eczema, the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of lavender make it helpful in promoting clear skin. Beauty experts also note that lavender oil can be used as toner on all skin types.

Lemon balm
Have you ever done a treatment on your hair, only to find that it’s almost impossible to rinse out all of the residue in a timely manner? Lemon balm may be the herb for you! This perennial has a crisp, citrusy scent that, according to Yahoo, makes a great addition to almost every beauty product. Try adding it to your hair products for clean, silky tresses, or use in face washes to relieve acne and dry skin. This plant is best grown in indoor gardens to prevent it from taking over every bed in your garden.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a skincare superstar, commonly incorporated into manufactured products to help cool irritated skin. However, like most things, aloe vera is most effective in its pure, natural state. If your skin is burnt or scraped, try mixing fresh aloe from your garden with honey and kelp for a soothing, moisturizing remedy.

Sage
Oily skin plagues many people around the world, who are constantly trying new products to remove the slick shine from their face. According to EcoSalon, sage has astringent properties that can help make oily skin a thing of the past. Try mixing sage with apple cider vinegar to make a great homemade herb toner.

Turmeric
Known as “Indian solid gold,” turmeric has long been hailed as one of the best natural remedies for many ailments and conditions. According to MedIndia.net, turmeric can be applied directly on the skin or taken orally to promote a flawless complexion, treat acne and wrinkles and prevent dandruff.