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Gardening for Homemade Bath & Body

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Daiga Ellaby

As I plan and tend my garden, I like to keep in mind what each plant type can be used for — both practically and aesthetically — to make my life simpler and easier. There’s nothing quite like being able to pick fresh basil for the pizza I’m making for dinner, snip cilantro for breakfast tacos, or make a floral bouquet from my own selection. Many garden varieties can also be used in your homemade bath and body recipes, from scrubs and facial steams, to bath salts, salves, and hydrosols. Here, I’ve included my top 20 homegrown plants to utilize in my skin-care products.

Gems to Grow:

1. Calendula
2. Mint
3. Lavender
4. Cucumber
5. Rosemary
6. Peony
7. Aloe Vera
8. Lime
9. Chamomile
10. Sage
11. Rose
12. Basil
13. Dandelion
14. Lemon Balm
15. Elder
16. Thyme
17. Lemon
18. Hibiscus
19. Plantain
20. Orange

For more inspiration, browse our publisher’s curated garden collection! Whether it’s through DIY projects, colorful mugs, floral journals, bags, essential oils, loose herbs, and more, there is something delightful for all to enjoy.

Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, daughter, and opinionated cat.

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