For thousands of years, Ayurveda has emphasized the use of different flowers in hair and skincare. The sweet and calming floral fragrances not only help in relaxing your body and mind, but also benefit your skin and hair with their gentle healing properties. In this article, Dr. Zeel Gandhi, Formulator at Beauty Brand Vedix shares some of the best flower fragrances that can be included in your skin and hair care routines. Check them out.
Ayurvedic texts describe 'Jasmine/Chameli' as 'Hrudaya Gandha'-meaning 'Fragrance that pleases the heart'. Jasmine has natural antiseptic properties and promotes faster healing in the skin just like other flowers for hair and skin.
Jasmine for skin benefits
It contains benzyl benzoate and benzoic acid, which makes it a promising natural anti-bacterial agent that fights skin and scalp infections such as eczema, dandruff, etc. Also, jasmine nourishes and moisturizes dry skin while enhancing the natural skin glow.
Jasmine for hair
The deep moisturizing and conditioning properties of jasmine help prevent breakage in hair. It seals the moisture in your scalp and hair, improving the elasticity. By increasing the softness in your hair texture, jasmine helps in controlling frizziness in the hair and keeps it tangle-free.
Marigold flower benefits for skin
The strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of marigold are very effective in treating skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, and other fungal infections.
Also, marigolds contain powerful antioxidants that help in preventing free radical damage in the skin. Thus, it can be a very useful ingredient to fight the signs of premature aging in the skin.
Marigold moisturizes your dry scalp and prevents itchiness. It can be your best aid to treat chronic dandruff. Also, marigold has compounds that strengthen the hair roots, thus, marigold promotes stronger and healthy hair growth.
Rose for beauty care
Rose has intense hydrating properties that help in treating dry skin problems. The flavonoids present in rose work to rejuvenate the damaged skin cells, thus, minimizing stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. With its powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, rose is very effective in treating sunburns on the skin.
Rose petals have gentle cleansing and nourishing activity on the scalp. Rose works as a natural conditioner for your hair while it repairs damaged tresses and gives it a smooth texture. Also, it is widely used to treat scalp irritations and dandruff.
Lotus for hair
Lotus is well-known for its hydrating and oil-controlling properties on the skin. It balances excessive sebum production in the skin and scalp. Lotus is loaded with essential vitamins such as A, B, and C, that keep your skin nourished and healthy.
- Lotus helps in enhancing the blood circulation in the scalp.
- It helps to treat brittle hair by increasing its elasticity.
- It aids in fighting dandruff and itching on the scalp.
- By repairing the damaged hair protein, lotus helps in strengthening hair and preventing hair thinning.
- Also, it makes your hair smoother, softer, and frizz-free.
Lotus for skin
Also, it helps in preventing premature aging of the skin by stimulating cell regeneration and minimizing the free radical damage. The depigmenting properties of lotus help to treat age spots, sun spots, dark circles, and patches on the skin. The skin lightening benefits of lotus and its skin calming effect can be experienced though the use of pure lotus oil.
Lavender possesses powerful antibacterial properties that help in controlling stubborn acne breakouts. It can be a great relief for the dry and itchy patches on the skin.
- Lavender balances the oil production in the skin and helps in maintaining the skin barrier function.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender help in healing the irritated skin from infections, sun, or insect bites.
- Lavender is very useful in preventing hair loss and stimulating thicker hair growth by improving blood circulation.
- It boosts the natural shine in the hair while controlling the frizz.
Lavender can be your go-to ingredient to treat dry scalp conditions such as dandruff, itchiness, etc. Also, it is very effective in preventing head lice.
Flower fragrances or extracts are often found as ingredients in natural skin and hair products. Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of your favorite floral essential oil into your body care products. However, it is recommended to do a patch test before using floral extracts. This is because they may contain certain common allergens, though they are less likely to cause any severe side effects.
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