When it comes to living a healthy and natural lifestyle, what you put on your body is just as significant as what you put in your body. Being a minimalist I’m very selective of what I eat and what I put on my body. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and since it’s porous, it absorbs whatever we put on it. So, that’s why I’m very careful about what I put on my body. It’s super important to pay attention to the ingredients in our skin and hair care products. Most of the skincare products contains harmful chemicals such as harsh chemicals, toxins, colors and fragrances etc. These ingredients can make their way into our body, our blood and lymphatic system. And majority of the mainstream body +hair care products contains carcinogenic, chemicals, allergens and irritants. That’s why I am more into organic and natural products! I’m so glad that I have found few brands like @healthygardenproducts who are offering wide range of natural body and hair care products!
I’ve got my hands on few of Healthy Garden Products such as; Amla oil extract, Moringa oil extract, Neem extract, Bringraj Extract, Licorice root extract, Longjack extract, Shikakai extract, Brahmi Extract, and Hemp & Coconut oil. All of these herbs are amazing and have various health benefits.
I have used hem together only few times and I already can see the difference they are making. I’m sure if I will use them every weekend the results will be more visible. So, if you are someone who’s dealing with damaged hair or dandruff, consider using these herbs. Shikakai is an excellent cleanser and it helps restore natural oil in hair and provides different vitamins and antioxidants that make hair smooth and easy to handle.
Amla aka Indian goosberry is packed with so many vitamins and minerals and iron etc. There are multiple benefits of this herb such as it improves immunity(coz it’s rich in Vitamin C), lowers or control cholesterol levels, lowers sugar levels, improve brain health and function, reduces the effect of premature aging, improves vision, reduces dry skin and dehydration. It has anti bacterial properties and helps us to fight with infections. It also purifies our blood and helps in the growth of red blood cells. It is best for our digestive system and reduces the gastric problems. So, we can take few drops of this extract with some water empty stomach to avoid acidity and to cure constipation. It also helps in sound sleep and de-stress. It can help in weight loss as well by improving metabolism rate. It is good for diabetic patients and cures pimples.
Basically, it’s a super food that can contribute to a glowing skin and good health. So, you can use it topically as well as incorporate it your diet. In India, we have/use it multiple ways. I’m so glad that I found this extract here in Thailand. It has become super easy for me to incormprate this magical herb into my daily routine.
Moringa Oil Extract
I’ve used this extract only couple of times as I have been using another moringa oil as well and I love both of them equally. All parts of the moringa tree, including its seeds, roots, bark, flowers, and leaves, can be used for nutritional, industrial and medicinal purposes. And that’s why it’s known as “the miracle tree.” (it’s also called the drumstick tree coz of shape of its seed pods). Moringa seeds oil contains many nutritional compounds, including monounsaturated fats, protein, sterols, and tocopherols. Moringa oil is produced through a variety of industrial processes, including solvent extraction and cold-pressing. Moringa oil’s oleic acid makes it beneficial when used topically as a cleansing agent, and as a moisturizer for skin and hair. It contains several bioactive compounds which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So, it’s beneficial for acne breakouts. It super nourishing for hair and skin both. I have shared my experience of using Moringa oil in my previous post HERE
. TBH, this oil is my new favorite and I’m recommending it to all of my friends and family who are into natural skincare products.
Licorice Root Extract
Licorice root is known for its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects.
Some researches suggest that it can be helpful to ease upper respiratory infections, treat ulcers, and aid digestion. Nowadays, it’s promoted as dietary supplement for conditions such as digestive problems, menopausal symptoms, cough, bacterial and viral infections etc. It’s also good for skin as it contains Glabridin which can inhibit the production of melanin. It also has skin-soothing, antioxidant, and other beneficial properties for skin. You can read more about it HERE
I’m not using/having it regularly. However, I sometimes add few drops of it in tea or hot water to just sooth my throat. Now, I’m gonna incorporate it in my skincare as well.
NOTE: The dosage of licorice depends on the condition that needs treating. However, people should never consume excessive amounts of licorice in food or supplement form. People who have high blood pressure or low potassium levels should avoid licorice candy and supplements altogether.
Hemp & Coconut Oil
This is another favourite skincare product that I have been using lately. It has definitely made my skin better in just few days.
Hemp is a cannabis plant like the drug marijuana but it contains little to no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC the chemical that gets people high) Instead of THC, hemp contains cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical that has been used to treat everything from epilepsy to anxiety. It’s considered really good for skin issues like; acne, inflamation, and psoriasis etc. It has anti-aging and anti bacterial properties, promotes skin regeneration and relive stress. It also contains large amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fats, which are two types of unsaturated good fats and all nine essential amino acids(the materials our body uses to make protein). You can read more about it HERE
I have been using this in the morning right after my bath. I can already feel the difference it’s making on my skin and I absolutely recommend it to someone who’s into natural skincare.
Neem is best known for its anti-aging properties. Due to its antioxidant properties it protects the skin from harmful UV rays, pollution and other environmental factors. The vitamins and fatty acids in neem improve and maintain the elasticity of the skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines. This make you and your skin look rejuvenated and youthful. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties keep the harmful bacteria and fungi at bay. Thus, it protects the skin and keeps the skin related diseases away. Neem leaves are used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent pregnancy, kill bacteria, and prevent plaque. Neem leaves contain over 130 different types of biological compounds, such as nimbin, nimandial which help heal the body and promote healthy living.
So, basically it’s an one tree pharmacy! I have been using this extract in multiple ways(I use it topically as well as orally) for multiple purposes and loving the result it’s been giving me so far.
Brahmi has a long history of use in Ayurveda for balancing all three doshas. Traditionally, brahmi has been used as a nervine and to promote intellect and overall life energy. It promotes a sense of calm and was historically utilized as a tonic herb. In Ayurveda, brahmi is considered energetically cooling and is typically steeped as an infusion, macerated as an extract, or infused in oil for topical use.
Benefit of Brahmi Extract:
- Brain Tonic
- Detoxify Liver
- Memory Booster
- Benefits Alzheimer
- Contains Antioxidants
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces Stress and anxiety
- Reduces High Blood Pressure
Brahmi extract can be taken alone or combined with other herbs (especially with nootropics such as rosemary extract or gotu kola extract or a warming, digestive herb such as ginger extract etc). You can also few drops of it in your hot tea or cold infusions. I often drink Brahmi tea right before my meditation to calm my mind. It really helps in calming the nervous system.
I’m in love with the Healthy Garden Products!
I love the packaging and minimalistic designs of their products. Most of their products have all the information written on them; be it the ingredients, their use or benefits or precautions, they have mentioned it all.
So, if you are living in Thailand and want to switch to natural products then head over their Instagram Page @healthygardenproducts and checkout their natural products!
They are also opening a shop in Taling Ngam, where they will sell Natural and Handmade products. They will showcase local handmade products from various 🇹🇭 brands along with their own products there.
So, if you are someone who sells natural or handmade products you can contact Healthy Garden Products for selling your products at their shop. And to those who will be in Koh Samui can visit their shop and buy some local handmade products!
For more information about their brand and product line you can visit them on their social media pages:
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