Herbal Infusion: Nourishing Your Skin with the Power of Plants

We are going to explore the benefits of incorporating your own herbal infusion into your handmade skincare and we will show you how to get started.  Did you know that a single herbal infusion can be used for products like lotions, salves and hair oils? Keep reading and add one more formulation to your DIY kit.

Healing and soothing effects of herbal infusion preparations in skincare products

When combined with nourishing oils, herbs can offer just as powerful an effect on your skin as they can for your body. Using herbal infusions for your skin is like taking a green smoothie. Just like a green smoothie is full of nutrients and antioxidants, herbal-infused oils are full of life and nourishment for your skin as well.

Herbal infusion prep

Antioxidant Properties of Herbs

As a result of the antioxidants found in herbs, your skin will be protected from free radical damage, which can cause premature aging. These harmful particles are caused by factors such as UV rays, pollution, and stress, and can break down your collagen. In order to fight these damaging effects and keep your skin looking youthful, you can consider antioxidant-rich herbs like rosemary, green tea, and calendula.

The anti-inflammatory properties of plants

It is well known that herbs have antioxidant properties, but in addition to that, they also have anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated and red skin as well as reduce redness. Herbal infusions can help relieve signs of eczema, as well as soothe and nourish sensitive skin which has become increasingly irritated due to the use of harsh chemicals.

Video that shows how to make a large herbal infusion

I don’t follow the typical method of infusing in a mason jar. In this video I show you how I use my roaster to slowly infuse the oils. Whether you are interested in learning how to make an herbal infusion, or you want to see how the magic happens when herbs and oils come together, this demo will show you exactly how it happens, and show you what the steps are involved in making an herbal infusion.

Key information on the ingredients and techniques used

A variety of dried herbs and liquid oils are being used in this demonstration. Calendula is a soothing herb that is great for sensitive skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties, whereas almond oil is a nourishing oil that is easy to absorb into the skin because of its lightness. I use a combination of 9 oils and 9 herbs for my herbal blends.

the traditional herbal infusion process

There are only a few simple steps involved in making herbal infusions, and they are surprisingly easy to make. The first thing you need to do is to gather your ingredients and equipment. To infuse the herbs into the oil, you will need dried herbs, oils, a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, and a warm and sunny location.

In order to make sure that all the herbs are coated completely with oil, you need to add them to the glass jar, cover them completely with oil, and then screw on the lid tightly and shake the jar vigorously for a few minutes to ensure that everything is mixed properly.

You can let the jar sit for 2-4 weeks in a warm, sunny environment, such as a windowsill, by shaking it every few days so that the herbs can infuse into the oil. Once the mixture has infused into the oil for 2 or more weeks, strain it through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, and you will be ready to use this fragrant and therapeutic herbal oil.

Using herbal remedies in facial care

There are many skincare products that can be created with herbal infusions, including lotions, body oils, hair oils, whipped body butters, and salves. There are endless possibilities, and your imagination is the only limit. I even use my herbal infusions when making soap.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Try our Herbal Blend Starter Pack

Tempted to see what all the fuss is about with herbal blends? Look no further than our herbal blend starter pack! It is carefully curated with a unique blend of Lavender, Chamomile and peppermint that you can use to begin your journey into making your own herbal blend at home. Our starter pack comes packaged in a reusable plastic mason jar and is perfect for the curious beginner to explore all the different ways to use their herbal infusions. From calming and soothing teas to nourishing skincare, our herbal blend starter pack has something for everyone. So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about?

Herbal Infusion Body Oil

A few drops of body oil applied to your skin after a shower will leave your skin more hydrated and supple, and when you add a few drops in with a little bit of herbs, it will be even more effective. Leave it on for a few minutes and it will be absorbed and your skin will be left feeling softer and glowing.

Herbal Infusion Hair Oil

If you’re looking for a way to boost the shine and hydration of your hair, or if you’re looking for ways to strengthen and protect your locks, you can make your own herbal hair oil. This product will leave your hair silky and lustrous once you massage a small amount into your hair, focusing on the ends, and leave it on.

Herbal-infused whipped body butter

It takes a little bit of time to apply whipped body butter, but once it is applied, it will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth while leaving it feeling glowing. Whipped body butters are a wonderful treat for your skin. When infused with herbs, the butter will also add an extra punch of nutrients and hydration.

Herbal Salve

It is thought that Salve is one of the most versatile skincare products available today. It has several functions, including soothing dry and chapped skin, healing cuts, and removing the appearance of bruises. When combined with herbs, it can offer even greater nourishment and therapeutic qualities to the skin.

Herbal Tea

Penn Medicine did some research on the health benefits of including herbal teas in your daily routine for wellness and well-being. Making an herbal tea is pretty simple to do. Simply brew some water and allow the herbs to steep in the water for about 5 minutes.

Final words

With the benefits of herbs and oils combined, herbal infusions are simple, yet highly effective in bringing life and nourishment to your skin. Infusions of herbs are a must-try if you’re determined to take your skincare routine to the next level, no matter whether you use them in lotion, body oil, hair oil, whipped body butter or salve form.

So go ahead and give herbal infusions a try, and let us know in the comments what you think. We hope this post has inspired you to incorporate herbs into your skincare routine and start enjoying the benefits of radiant, nourished skin.

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