Hands On Summer Garden Herb Kit


A selection of summer garden herbs, dried and ready for use in making your own skincare.


A selection of summer garden herbs, dried and ready for use in making your own skincare.

There’s nothing quite like getting hands on with herbs – touch them, smell them, use them and feel great.

Included in the kit are 8 different herbs:

lavender flowers (8g), yarrow (5g), calendula petals (5g), lady’s mantle (3g), jasmine flowers (2g), thyme (2g), borage, rose petals (2g)

+ plus ideas on how to use herbs in skincare for cleansing, toning, relaxing and more.


Hands On ingredients make a great accompaniment to the book Vital Skincare. Make it easy by getting your hands on  ingredients to blend your own skincare.


More about the ingredients:

lavender flowers – antiseptic, cleansing, deodorising, cheering, calming and refreshing; good for oily skin

yarrow – astringent, good for deep cleansing, cooling, emollient and toning; good for oily, sallow, acne prone and problem skin.

calendula petals -conditioning, soothing, cleansing and softening; good for all skin, especially dry, sensitive and eczema prone

lady’s mantle – good for soothing sore eyes or inflamed skin, reducing fine lines and easing wind or sunburn; good for oily, acne prone, large pored, inflamed and wrinkled skin

jasmine flowers – calming, good in creams and lotions

thyme – soothing and astringent for the body, anti-dandruff and conditioning for hair; good for oily and acne prone skin

borage – cheering, cooling and soothing for damaged skin; good for dry, sensitive and eczema prone skin

rose petals – aromatic and astringent, good for healing and morale; good for dry, mature, sensitive and damaged skin

Simple ways to use herbs in skincare:

  1. An infusion: like making a cup of tea. Use herbal water to cleanse, tone, spritz, add to your bath or blend with clay for a face mask.
  2. Maceration: create a herbal oil to use as a serum or blend with wax to form a balm
  3. Cleansing milk: chose a milk to suit your skin type (the oilier your skin, the fattier the milk) and infuse herbs to create a simple personalised cleanser
  4. Herbal scrub: blend a herbal oil with salt or sugar – fine ingredients for your face, softening ingredients for your body and lips, coarser ingredients for hands and feet.
  5. Facial steam: Hot water brings out the herb’s qualities and deep cleans your skin.

Find out more about all these methods in Vital Skincare.


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