Spring Flower Benefits in Homemade Skin-Care Recipes

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The Benefits of Using Flowers in Homemade Skin Care Recipes

Words: Danielle Williams

Right now in California, we are experiencing a wildflower “superbloom.” This phenomenon is an explosion of wildflowers that exceeds typical spring blooms due to rainy weather. The hills are covered in vibrant colors, and it’s quite a stunning visual. Last weekend, I went on a coastal hike and was surprised at how many wildflowers lined the paths. They grew so tall that it almost felt like walking through a corn maze. I couldn’t stop remarking on their beauty.

Springtime flowers are often used in homemade bath and beauty products. Over the years, we’ve featured countless recipes in Willow and Sage on how to utilize their various properties and skin-care benefits. Below is a brief list of flowers to incorporate into your routine.

The Benefits of Using Flowers in Homemade Skin Care Recipes


1. Rose

Rose petals and oil have been used for ages in bath and body recipes. A quick, refreshing way to incorporate this flower into your day is by spraying rosewater on your face when in need of a pick-me-up. It can also be used in perfume and all-natural cleaning.


2. Lavender

Adding lavender to recipes, such as bath salts or body butter, can provide a calming and relaxing atmosphere. The soothing smell alone helps refresh the mind, and the properties help reduce scars and wrinkles.


3. Hibiscus

This flower adds a bright pop of color and a summery scent. It’s the perfect ingredient for a scrub or a facial steam. It helps firm the skin and is rich in antioxidants.


4. Calendula

The calendula flower is known for its golden hue and healing properties. Not only is it antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, but it also helps regenerate the skin. Calendula-infused oil is great to keep on hand for a number of ailments.


5. Chamomile

Dried chamomile flowers are beautiful as well as beneficial for skin care and mental health. It can help soothe and relax, and can be added to soaps, scrubs, and more. It can also help ease puffiness around the eyes.

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Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Costa Mesa, California, with her husband, Casey, and opinionated cat, Holly Golightly.

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