Have you tried making any garden remedies lately? Look around your garden and you can find home remedies for so many ailments!
Different kinds of plants, flowers, and herbs can offer a natural medicine experience for things like toothaches, anxiety and relaxation, immune system support, and so much more.
Medicinal herbs bring tales of helpful garden remedies for long lists of common complaints.
In many cases, these herbal treatments are not tested and not FDA approved. As with any supplement, medicine, or treatment, your mileage may vary. Consider getting your doctor’s take on any true medicinal uses of herbs, plants, or flowers.
Botanicals make lovely ingredients for skincare and beauty products as well. These beauty remedies are sure to be just as lovely to use as they are to make.
Things to Make from Your Garden
Enjoy browsing through this list of garden remedies for health, beauty, skincare, and more.
Great Garden Remedies
Enjoy the rewarding feeling of creating something wonderful from your garden with your own hands!
Try making some of these DIY garden remedies for beauty, health, and happiness.
I am a sucker for shower bombs or shower steamers and will pay good money for them. But, now that you mention it, a DIY shower steamer project sounds like a perfect garden remedy to try at home. Add some dried lavender buds from your garden to further enhance the fragrance!
A batch of elderflower tea can help ease a cold, offering soothing relief for respiratory inflammation and a host of other ailments. I love tea for a sore throat and our girls love their elderberry vitamins for immune support as recommended by their pediatrician. Elderflowers precede elderberries on the same plant, so if you're lucky enough to grow them, you should try this healthful remedy.
Enjoy this calming DIY garden remedy that's helpful to your skin. With just three ingredients, this DIY facial is super simple to make at home and sounds like it works for all different skin types. Mixing different ingredients can help with hydrating dry skin, exfoliation, and more.
Dried calendula flowers bring soothing relief to baby bottoms and other sensitive skin. This DIY calendula healing balm can also help with scrapes, cuts, and rashes. The recipe is relatively simple, but leave yourself some time for the calendula oil to set.
Make good use of the mint taking over your garden and the lovely calendula flowers with this herbal bath salt recipe. Soften skin in the bath and enjoy the fragrance of this highly adaptable recipe you can adjust to fit your own favorite fragrances.
Besides the lovely yellow color, this DIY dandelion salve can be useful for itchy, dry skin or as a soothing ointment for aches and pains - perhaps even a massage rub. This garden remedy recipe sounds nice and easy to make, whether you forage for dandelions or simply have them popping up all over your yard.
Fresh mint leaves give this peppermint coconut sugar scrub an invigorating kick. And let's be honest, don't we all have some extra mint we need to use up from around the garden?! This delightful beauty recipe looks like a fun afternoon activity to enjoy solo or even with older kids.
Wild violets from the garden or those you forage will make a lovely homemade violet soap. These pretty soaps look like fantastic gift ideas as well. Violets are believed to offer some health and skin benefits, making wild violet a lovely choice for handcrafted garden remedies.
If you've ever needed a treatment for razor burn (or sunburn, bug bites, or dry skin!), this one's for you. Make great use of the wild violets you find with a soothing treatment that looks and smells lovely.
This lovely rose petal sugar scrub looks so decadent and delightful using beautiful rose petals from your garden. So luxurious, this scrub would make a wonderful gift (or even a gift to yourself!) while also offering a special activity to enjoy as a family.
Growing loofah (luffa gourd) is one of our favorite new veggies to try. We've heard they are delicious while small, but we're more excited to grow luffa for the sponge-like fibers we can make into unique soap crafts like this homemade soap loofah featuring lavender and chamomile.
These homemade calendula bath bombs offer relaxation rolled in a lovely ball. Many believe the medicinal properties of calendula help with health and skincare. Either way, these bath bombs are sure to bring peace and stress relief in the bath.
Aloe Vera, turmeric, papaya and other garden-fresh ingredients can work together to create a soothing face mask treatment. This post offers five different recipes to try for homemade beauty face masks.
Rose water is easy to make at home and works nicely as a facial toner. Colored rose petals should add a bit of color to the rose water. Enjoy making this luxurious beauty aid from your own rose bushes.
This natural, herbal calendula balm recipe calls for calendula infused oil, which makes lovely use of your flowers. The base of the balm relies on beeswax for a smooth, spreadable texture. Use this skin balm as a kid-friendly, natural skincare remedy.
Styptic powder helps to stop bleeding, so it's great to have some on hand when shaving or for random boo boos. (After my bout with removing poison hemlock from our garden, I had to do a double-take with the yarrow!)
Luxurious rosehip oil is believed to be healthy for skin, hair and nails, boasting antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Try rosehip seed oil as an antiaging skincare treatment. This garden remedy recipe will make excellent use of the ripe rosehips in your garden.
Whether from your garden or using dried calendula, this oil can be useful to have on hand. Calendula oil works great in handcrafted lotions, balms, butters, and creams. Try making this calendula oil in just a day!
A foot soak is a fantastic home beauty treatment to make from fresh ingredients in your garden. This magnesium rosemary foot soak recipe soothes sore feet and aims to help your body absorb more magnesium topically. Enjoy making and using this relaxing soak!
Homemade bath tea bags can be fun and unique home herbal remedies from your garden. Make these for your own use or as special gifts for loved ones. Lots of different flowers, herbs and garden goodies work well to create these relaxing soaks or your own versions.
Few things are as invigorating as a peppermint foot scrub. The minty goodness wakes up tired toes, heels, and soles, yet leaves them feeling uber relaxed. Enjoy making this tingly peppermint scrub for your feet using garden fresh ingredients.
Shower steamers are the stuff dreams are made of! These herbal essential oil infused shower bombs turn your next shower into a spa-like experience. Enjoy making these *almost* as much as you love using them!
Burns and sunburn both seem to improve with the use of Aloe Vera and it's one of my favorite houseplants. This super simple recipe makes it sound so easy and so much fun to make your own Aloe Vera gel at home. I can't wait to try this!
Have you heard? Lotion bars are all the rage! It's so exciting to have a garden-friendly recipe to try for this vegan solid lotion bar. My kids would definitely love making lotion bars this season. See ya later, dry skin!
Moisturize your hair with this rich hair mask featuring avocado and coconut oil in a potion you can mix together yourself. Even avocados that've seen better days will be better used in a hair mask than the trashcan. Hydrate your hair for a relaxing and restorative treatment at home.
Thought of as a weed by some and a medicinal herb by others, the dandelion is oft valued for making tea, wine, salves and more. This recipe for dandelion tea uses any part of the dandelion and may even work as a coffee substitute for some!
Handcrafted Beauty and Health Products
Many people look at a garden for the food it can grow. Every plant brings a flavor all its own. You can find many colors of the rainbow in the garden as well.
As gardeners spend more time learning their craft, many will keep adding new skills. It’s certainly fun to branch out and start making DIY concoctions for skincare and beauty needs or health ailments.
From our indoor plants, we’ve snipped a small piece of aloe plant to use as burn relief when cooking or using a hot glue gun. This is surely just the beginning. We are looking forward to many more wonderful homemade beauty potions and products.
Final Thoughts: DIY Garden Remedies
When you have a garden, the possibilities of what you can grow and create are truly infinite! Meals and recipes are just the beginning.
Just imagine all the homemade beauty products and remedies you can make at home.
Growing medicinal herbs, flowers, and healthful fruits and vegetables can be so rewarding for the entire family.
This year is our first time growing calendula! We are so excited to see the beautiful blooms but also to come up with some DIY beauty and skincare products to try.
What non-food item are you most looking forward to creating from your garden this year? Let’s chat in the comments below.
By the way – you may also enjoy our remedies for squirrels, groundhogs, and other garden pests.
06.28.22 – Updated to add links to gardening fixes.
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