How to Grow a Beauty & Skincare Garden at Home

Skincare Garden at Home

After the Covid-19 Pandemic, I started growing my own haircare and skincare garden, edible herbs, and plants on my Balcony. I was always attracted to plants but lockdown increased this love further. And why not, my grandfather is a farmer, so it is inevitable to love plants. My father was an Airman in Indian Airforce. We used to spend our summer holidays in the village every year. That’s where I learned about plants and learned how to take care of them. Now, my father is an ex-airman and he loves growing vegetables, plants, and trees in our backyard. This proves that love for plants is in our blood.

Well, let’s leave these thoughts and move on to how we can make a skincare garden at home. I am not an expert gardener but I learned many things about gardening in the last few years. The three important rules I learned are that the health of your plants depends on your soil, how much you water the plants, and how much you attached to your plants. I will tell you all my experience on how to grow a healthy plant at home.

First of all, we should know what beauty plants we can grow at home and in which climate. Here I have listed a few beauty plants related to skincare. I also explain which soil and fertilizers are best for these plants, which climate is good for them, and how much sunlight they need.

Best Herbs and Plants for Skincare Garden

Here is the list of the best medicinal plants to use for your skin health. You need good soil, fertilizer, and pot to grow skincare herbs and plants. Fertilize the soil frequently so that plants get proper nutrition.

1. Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is not a plant it’s a Miracle. It is a succulent plant that contains a gel that is best for skincare, haircare, and healthcare. It contains vitamins A, C, and E that helps in promoting healthy cell growth. Aloe Vera is the best home remedy for burns, cuts, rashes, and wounds as it calms and repairs skin. It also reduces inflammation and helps in reducing acne scars. The Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer but does not over-use it as it can, ironically, dry out your skin.

The Aloe Vera is one of the most widely used herbal remedies for topical skin conditions. There are almost 420 different species of Aloe Vera on earth and aloe barbadensis Miller is the most common for skincare. You can use other species also for skincare.

Climate:

Aloe Vera needs a warm climate to grow outdoor, but it also does unusually great in pots inside the home. It grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and dry climates around the world.

It needs bright and sunny conditions to grow but under too much direct sunlight, it can turn red from sunburn.

Aloe vera may become lethargic in winter. It requires little moisture during this time. Aloe Vera should be kept indoors or in heated glasshouses in areas that receive frost or snow.

Soil and Fertilizer:

 If you are potting Aloe Vera in a pot then it requires well-drained, and sandy potting soil.

The species is approximately resistant to most insect pests but spider mites, mealy bugs, scale insects, and aphid species may cause a deterioration in plant health.

How Much Water:

Potted Aloe Vera plants should be allowed to completely dry before rewatering. 

2. Rose

Rose is one of the most popular botanical skincare ingredients that you can grow easily at your home. It has intense hydrating properties that makes it best for moisturizing dry skin. Rose oil has antiseptic and astringent properties that help minimize scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and promote healing in wounds.

Climate:

Roses need sunlight, to grow. You can plant the rose in an area of the balcony or backyard where it can get at least six hours of direct sun a day.

Soil and Fertilizer:

Rose needs rich and well-draining soil. Therefore, make sure you use good fertilizers and make a barrier against evaporation.

Roses need frequent pruning. So, use clippers to prune the rose.

How Much Water:

Rose need moisture to grow. SO, water your plant daily but do not overwater it.

3. Chamomile

 Chamomile is rich in alpha-bisabolol, Chamazulene, and Apigenint that can brighten and clarify the skin. It reduces inflammation and alleviates irritation. It has anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties that make it a multitasking ingredient. It’s suitable for all skin types. Mix dried chamomile with honey and lemon juice for a simple face mask.

Climate:

Chamomile grow in cool conditions. So, plant your seedlings or divisions in a shady area.

Soil and Fertilizer:

Chamomile is relatively low maintenance plant and does best in dry soil.

How Much Water:

Chamomile needs less water as it is drought tolerant. Let the soil dry out between watering. Make sure to water frequently during extremely dry conditions.

4. Thyme

Thyme has a plant compound name phenols that have been recognized to fight P. acnes bacteria. Thyme is good at treating blemishes. It has antiseptic properties that make it a good toner.

Climate:

This aromatic herb grows in full sunlight. Growing thyme from seedling to full plant is tough. So, buy young plants from a local nursery.

Soil and Fertilizer:

Thyme requires excellent drainage soil. So make sure to use mulch that prevents root rot.

After one year, it need to prune regularly to help promote growth.

How Much Water:

Thyme needs 1 inch every 10 to 15 days during the summer months. Never overwater thyme.

5. Lavender

Lavender calms your mind and soothes your skin. It is a good astringent that helps in combating oily skin. It reduces inflammation, redness and soothes itchy skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It has antimicrobial properties that help in preventing and fighting infection. It also helps prevent signs of aging.

Climate:

Lavender needs full sunlight.

Soil and Fertilizer:

Always plant your seedlings within well-drained soil.

How Much Water:

Water lavender deeply but infrequently. Do let the soil dry out almost before watering again.

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Hope this guide help you in growing your own skincare herbs. These skincare garden helps you in treating many beauty related problems as well as many health related problems.

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