Chamomile is probably the mildest natural beauty remedy out there and for this reason it works great for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin. It also is very much associated with women, romance, and beauty due to its lovely fragrance and beautiful daisy-like flowers.
I opened a jar of Chamomile a couple of days ago and couldn’t help but smile at the way these flowers seemed to dance lightheartedly in the glass jar as if they came from a worry-free world, and so I wanted to capture their movement in the illustrations you can now see in this post – which is part of my Natural Beauty Tips and Illustrations blog series.
I also wanted to celebrate the amazing healing and beauty properties of this yellow flower and talk a little about how I use it in my natural beauty routine.
I personally like to use Chamomile as a mild facial exfoliant. Before turning to Chamomile, I used to use green tea leaves, but I always felt like they were a little bit harsh on my skin, plus they left this darkish tint that usually messed up my t-shirt’s collar.
So, I thought of using Chamomile and I couldn’t be happier. Chamomile is so gentle on the skin, and it leaves your face feeling so fresh and clean. All I do is put a pinch of Chamomile in the palm of my hand, add a few drops of water, and use the dried flowers to scrub away at my facial skin. You can also use it as a body scrub if you like!
According to StyleCraze.com, Chamomile has other skin care benefits, including these below:
- Natural Cleanser
- Accelerates The Healing Process
- Soothes Skin Irritation
- Helps Fight Against Acne
- Helps Reduce Puffiness Under Eyes
- Natural Face Scrub
- Skin Moisturizer
- Great for dark Circles
Chamomile is also great for your hair, especially if you have light-brown or blond hair as it brings back the luster to your locks, and can add a few lighter shades to your hair.
Chamomile is also packed full with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, and for this reason it works great as an anti-dandruff after-wash that can also sooth an itchy scalp.
Chamomile contains essential oils and antioxidants, and it’s also hypoallergenic, which means it does not cause an allergic reaction. For this reason this lovely herb can also reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals, which are said to cause aging of the skin. Using it as a toner might be a good idea if you feel your skin looks tired because of the sun and other environmental factors. Just make sure to put your bottle in the fridge to give it a longer shelf-life!
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post and I do hope to see you in my next one. Please don’t hesitate to share your natural beauty recipes and tips in the comments section below!