Calendula is one of the most common herbs used in any skin preparation. It is useful for dry skin, eczema, insect bites and inflammation of the skin. It is also used to speed up healing tissues, such as injuries, bruises, and sprained or sore muscles.
Chamomile has a pleasant and relaxing scent, while also gentle on the skin. The scent works to relax your mind, transferring to relaxation of your body. It also has properties to reduce inflammation, but is also great for those with sensitive skin.
Lavender is another common herb used in skin remedies, especially those targeting to relax the body and mind. For some its effects ease tension in the body and lift the individuals mood. It is gentle on the skin, and has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effects.
Lemon Balm is a favorite bath herb for many just for its uplifting, bright scent. It is a great cleansing addition for the skin, known to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory effects. It is also used for cleaning the skins pores and as a skin toner.
Marshmallow is a mucilaginous herb, meaning when larger portions are added to water it creates a thick, gelatin like consistency. The proportions we use will not turn your bath into a tub of gel, but does lend to soothe inflamed and irritated skin and may lend moisturizing benefits to some.
This herb is often seen as an annoying weed to many homeowners, but is a wonderful herb with many great skin benefits. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is also useful for itching and pain associated with the skin.
Rosemary is not commonly thought of as a herb for the skin but it still has many useful benefits to offer. It is a cleanser, toner, and hydrates the skin and also has anti-bacterial properties. It is also known to help keep the skins oil production in balance.
Rose petals are gentle on the skin and bring a pleasant scent to each blend. They soothe and moisturize skin, and have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. It is a gentle cleanser, making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin.