Herbs and Herb Properties


Horizontal Bar Alkanet
The root is used to color cosmetics safely. Red in color.

Horizontal Bar Aloe Vera
soothing & healing

Horizontal Bar Angelica
See Angelica Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 11/17/98

Horizontal Bar Avocado
skin food high in Vit E & A

Horizontal Bar Borage
Good for dry, sensitive skins

Horizontal Bar Burdock
See Burdock Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Calendula [Picture]
Healing herb for rough, damaged, problem skin

Horizontal Bar Catnip
See Catnip Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Chamomile
Soothing herb that also softens and whitens skin
Also see Chamomile Page for more extensive information. 9/11/98

Horizontal Bar Cloves
See Cloves Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Comfrey
Healing and soothing. Rich in allantoin, a protein which speeds up cell renewal. Good for rough and damaged skin

Horizontal Bar Cucumber
Cleansing agent and toner

Horizontal Bar Dandelion
Contains a rich emollient useful in cleansing lotions for dry, mature and shallow skins.

Horizontal Bar Elderflower
Good tonic for all skin types, especially mature or shallow skins. Softens skin, smoothes wrinkles, fades freckles, and soothes sunburn

Horizontal Bar Evening Primrose
Also see Evening Primrose Page for more extensive information.

Horizontal Bar Fennel
Cleansing and soothing, use crushed seeds for face packs.
Also see Fennel Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 12/14/98

Horizontal Bar Ginger
See Ginger Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Ginger
See Horsetail Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 11/11/98

Horizontal Bar Houseleek
Good for dry, sensitive skins.

Horizontal Bar Ivy
Relieves sunburn; Helps to disperse trapped fluids and toxins in the fight against cellulite.

Horizontal Bar Lady's Mantle
Soothes dry, sensitive skin, and rough hands. A good astringent for large pores.

Horizontal Bar Lavender
Healing, gentle cleanser, good for all skin types.
Also see Lavender Page for more extensive information by Steve Venter and Emily Scott Banks

Horizontal Bar Lemon
Astringent. Restores the skins natural acid balance.

Horizontal Bar Lemon Balm
See Lemon Balm Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Linden Blossom
Soothes, softens; Deep cleansing

Horizontal Bar Lupine Seed
Cleanser and pore refiner for oily skin.

Horizontal Bar Marsh mallow
Healing softener for dry, skins, chapped hands, and sunburn
Also See Marshmallow Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Motherwort
See Motherwort Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Mugwort
See Mugwort Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Myrrh
See Myrrh Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Nettle
A deep cleanser, particularly for oily skin

Horizontal Bar Orange Flower
Excellent skin tonic. Restores skin's acid barrier. Treats dry skin, broken capillaries and stimulates cell replacement (talk about all that and a bag a chips!!!!)

Horizontal Bar Parsley
Conditioner for dry sensitive skin

Horizontal Bar Peppermint
Stimulating astringent that clears the complexion
Also See Peppermint Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Plantain
See Plantain Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Pleurisy Root
See Plantain Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 1/1/99

Horizontal Bar Rose
Soothing and gentle cleanser that has a refining and softening effect on skin

Horizontal Bar Rosemary
Invigorating and antiseptic tonic, boosts circulation and deep skin cleansing (good for after shaves)
Also See Rosemary Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Sage
Cleansing, stimulating astringent which tightens pores.
Also See Sage Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Slippery Elm
See Slippery Elm Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Thyme
Stimulating but gentle antiseptic cleanser
Also See Thyme Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Vervain
See Vervain Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Violet
Gentle, soothing astringent

Horizontal Bar Watercress
Expressed juice can help clear blemishes

Horizontal Bar White Oak Bark
See White Oak Bark Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Wild Cherry Bark
See Wild Cherry Bark Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Wild Yam
See Wild Yam for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

Horizontal Bar Witch Hazel
Soothing and astringent

Horizontal Bar Yarrow
Healing and cleansing astringent
Also See Yarrow Page for extensive information by Marcia Wilson 10/24/98

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