With Spring just around the corner, things are (literally) coming up roses. And lavender. And mint. And the list goes on and on and on.
With longer days and warmer weather, we’ll all be heading outside for some fun in the sun, which also means the return of aching muscles, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, sprains, sunburns and rashes. The good news is that the remedies are right under your nose – or at least they can be if you plan your garden right!
There are a million different ways to use common herbs for healing, soothing and relieving whatever ails you. Even if you have limited gardening space, many of nature’s most soothing and healing plants are more than happy to put down roots in a container on your patio. Minimal green thumb required!
Here are a few favorites to get your healing garden started off right…
Lavender, calendula, and chamomile are calming, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic making them useful for treating minor abrasions, cuts, and scrapes.
Peppermint and aloe are cooling, refreshing, and relieve soreness. Sage can be used as a disinfectant for minor scrapes, cuts and abrasions. Oregano is one of the best herbal antiseptics available, and has been used to soothe aching muscles and insect bites. The possibilities are endless! Click here to read about other plants worthy of welcoming into your healing garden.
Feeling inspired? This DIY All-Purpose Healing Salve makes a great addition to any gardener’s arsenal of goodies. Gardeners giving love to plants that give love back to gardeners. How’s that for a love transaction?
PS: Does your skin need some soothing? While you’re waiting for your garden to grow, give our Unscented Oatmeal Calendula soap a try. This bar gently cleanses, leaving skin soothed and moisturized. Oatmeal and calendula work in tandem nourish and comfort a variety of skin problems, but are gentle enough you can even use it on baby’s skin.