|Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)|
|The mashed fresh fruit is reputed to be a good face mask.
|Bay Laurel (Lauris noblis)|
|In previous centuries, Bay Rum was a well-known hair preparation.
|Borage (Borago officinalis)|
|Used in lotions and washes for its softening and purifying qualities.
|Camomile (German - Matricaria chamomilla, Roman - Anthemis noblis)|
|Camomile is emollient and soothing to the skin; camomile infusion makes
a very gentle skin toner. Very good for roughened skin that's been
coarsened by wind and sun.
|Catnip (Nepeta cataria)|
|A good hair herb, promoting growth and making the hair shiny.
|Clover (Red - Trifolium pratense, White - Trifolium repens)|
|Red clover flowers can be used to make a soothing lip salve, and white
clover has been used to bleach freckles.
|Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)|
|Fennel infusion can be used as an astringent skin tonic. The seeds have
been chewed to freshen the breath.
|Lemon (Citrus Limonum)|
|Has traditionally been used as a mild bleach for skin, hands and hair.
Lemon is astringent and drying and should be diluted before use. It has
soothing properties when a little of it is added to a cream or lotion.
|Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)|
|The juice of lettuce is cleansing, soothing and cooling to the skin and
makes a nice sunburn remedy.
|Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)|
|A decoction of marshmallow root makes a gelatinous liquid which acts as
an excellent emollient and a superb skin softener.
|Nettle (Urtica dioica)|
|Nettles have been used as an ingredient of hair tonics for many years,
as a remedy for falling hair and a dandruff cure.
|Potato (Solanum tuberosum)|
|Raw potato slices laid on sore eyes will reduce heat and redness. Potato
peelings were boiled in water which was then cooled and combed into grey
hair to darken it.
|Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)|
|Rosemary as an after-shampoo rinse gives the hair a lovely scent and is
reputed to stimulate hair growth.
|Sage (Salvia officinalis)|
|Sage is used as an astringent rinse to make dark hair shiny. Fresh sage
leaves can be rubbed over the teeth regularly to clean and whiten them.