Latest Botanicals Articles

Herbal Teas to Cool the Skin and Body

​​Herbal tea with cooling herbs can be a refreshing addition to a cooling diet. Check out these recipes for cooling herbal drinks to keep your temperature low.

Amy Branum, AHPAugust 27th 2018
potpourri of dried tea leaves and herbs

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola can improve wound healing and help with anti-aging. Asiaticoside, a component extracted from Gotu Kola, promotes skin repairing mechanisms

Hannah YanAugust 25th 2018
Field of green gotu kola plant

Cooling Massage Oil Recipe for Warmer Months

​​This DIY massage oil can be used to reduce irritation in the skin. Learn how to use essential oils for homemade massage oil.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 30th 2018
Lavender and coconut oil diy cooling massage oil

Is Black Salve a Good Natural Treatment for S...

Can black salve treat skin cancer and melanoma? How do you talk to you doctor? Read more to see if black salve works.

Summer GhaithJuly 20th 2018
Melanoma skin cancer

10 Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

Sunburn treatments to relieve sunburn pain include sunburn lotion and many other sunburn relief products. Check out 10 natural tips for sunburns

Andrea LeungJuly 14th 2018
 racerback sunburn on back

DIY Sore Muscle Relief Oil and Tea

Create your own easy, natural sore muscle rub at home. Nourish your muscles from the inside with this DIY tea. An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.  An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 31st 2018
woman back shoulder muscles

Caffeine

Caffeine is a great skin care ingredient to help with rejuvenation of the skin. Caffeine masks are used to help repair your skin.

Ariel MaroonApril 19th 2018
Coffee Powder

Turmeric: An Anti-inflammatory Herb

The turmeric herb has many uses; including reducing inflammation in your body and skin, as well as many health benefits, that include glowing skin.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 8th 2018
Yellow turmeric powder spread out

Is Turmeric Good for My Skin?

Turmeric has many benefits for skin and one is an acne treatment. Turmeric for skin can lead to glowing radiant skin. Turmeric can be used in face masks.

Niel PanchalMarch 9th 2018
Turmeric power in a glass bowl and in a wooden spoon

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel is an ingredient used to soothe the skin. Learn about the science of using aloe vera in skin care products. Add aloe vera to your skin care routine or sun burn. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 28th 2018
Succulent juicy leaves of aloe vera plant

Natural Remedies for Eczema

Natural oils can be great natural moisturizers for eczema. Learn more about coconut oil and sunflower oils for eczema.

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 28th 2018
Solid coconut oil with spoon and flowers on wooden table

Matcha Tea: A Japanese Secret to Health

Japanese matcha tea may hold the secrets to your skin health. Learn how matcha powder can benefit for your skin health.

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 27th 2018
Matcha green tea powder, tea leaf, and tea

Can Caffeine Improve Your Workout?

Caffeine can give you a jolt of emergy and the boost to go harder in the gym. Can the rush of caffeine improve your workout?

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 24th 2018
Coffee filtering into bottle next to tin pitcher on table

Natural Treatments for Scabies

Scabies is a common infection that leads to severe itching and scratching. Learn about natural treatment options such as tea tree oil, and the science behind how well they might work.

Alexander ArringtonFebruary 23rd 2018
Scabies on right hand

Natural Treatments in Vitiligo

VItiligo leads to areas where the skin loses pigment. Learn about the research behind natural treatments like ginkgo, alpha lipoic acid, and diet.

Ashley DumontFebruary 21st 2018
Woman with hat and plaid shirt and red lipstick smiling outside with sunset behind her

Wine Based Skin Care

Red wine can promote skin health through the chemical resveratrol. Learn about the benefits of red wine on the skin.​​

Alexis MeyerFebruary 20th 2018
Wine bottles on a wall

Holiday Home Spa: Myrrh & Frankincense Bath

Make your home feel like the holidays with a frankincense and myrrh oil bath. Frankincense essentail oil will make your home feel like a spa and give you a relaxing bath.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM LAcFebruary 7th 2018
People bathing in an outdoor medicated spa bath

Tea Based Herbs for Asian Skin Care You Don't...

Find the best tea based herbs for Asian skin care. You will not want to miss which herbs can help clear your skin with this Asian skin care.

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
Green tea in two tea cups on the table

Plant Exfoliators

Learn how to use natural ingredients to exfoliate your skin. Using a skin exfoliation or face scrub to reveal your clear radiant skin. 

Amy Branum, AHPJanuary 8th 2018
White natural body scrub powder

Herbal Tea for Hydrated Skin Recipe

Herbal tea can keep the skin feeling refreshed. Herbal teas are great to add to your skin care regimen for clear radiant skin. Try this herbal tea recipe for hydrated skin.

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 15th 2017
Dried herbs and tea leaves potpourri

Does Honey Help Wounds Heal?

The use of honey on wounds exists in different medical practices. Learn how you can use the antibacterial properties of honey to heal wounds.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 11th 2017
Honey dripping into a metal spoon and then dripping into a white bowl​

Green Tea for the Skin

Green tea has many benefits for the skin. Read more to learn about the antioxidant and oil reducing actions of green tea. 

Tammy WuSeptember 8th 2017
Warm green tea being poured into a mug on a table next to lemons, sugar, and a tea bag

Antioxidant Packed Teas for Sun Fun

Goji berry and chrysanthemum tea is packed with antioxidants that are great for sun protection. Learn how Chinese herbs can be used to prevent skin damage.

Joseph Alban, MS LAcJune 19th 2017
Clear cup with chrysanthemum and goji berry tea on wooden table

Skin Savvy Botanicals Extracts

Herbs or botanical extract can be used to help many different skin issues. Botanicals can help with skin hydration, wound healing, and sunburns.

Anna PleetMay 23rd 2017
Green plants sprouting in experimental glass flasks

Oats: Skincare's Best Kept Secret

Oats may be your secret to clear radiant skin. Oatmeal skin care like oatmeal masks is a great addition to your skin care routine. Learn the secret of oats.

Anna PleetMay 15th 2017
Happy girl in a field with collared shirt and wavy brown hair

Three Natural Oils Used for Psoriasis That Ne...

Three oils are commonly used for management of psoriasis. Learn the research behind them. These oils include avocado oil, coconut oil, and castor oil for psoriasis

Jason Derico, NDMay 13th 2017
​field-of-yellow-wildflowers-at-sunset

Flower Essences for Positive Body Image

Flower essences can be highly beneficial in fighting low self-esteem. Flower essences can clear emotional blockers that are holding us back.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 2nd 2017
Smiling woman with flower crown

DIY Face Mask: Balancing Oily Skin During Kap...

Balancing your oily skin during kapha season can be done with your very own face mask made at home. Balance your oily skin and find a skin care routine that works for your oily skin.

Amy Branum, AHPMarch 3rd 2017
Woman wearing sweater during cool, damp, kapha season

Natural Remedies for Poison Oak and Poison Iv...

Poison oak and poison ivy rashes can be treated with natural remedies. Poison oak treatments and poison ivy treatment can be natural.

Amy Branum, AHPFebruary 10th 2017
Woman hiking around poison oak and poison ivy

How-To: Choosing High Quality Herbs

When looking for herbs especially for skin care it is important to choose high-quality herbs. Learn where to find high-quality herbs.

Karta Purkh Singh KhalsaJanuary 19th 2017
High quality home-grown herbs

Natural Remedy Research: Honey for Wound Care

Honey is a natural remedy for wounds. Wounds can be healed with a honey wound dressing and learn about the research behind honey. 

Ramses DelgadilloJanuary 7th 2017
Jars of honey for wound care

Oatmeal: A Skin Solution from the Inside Out

Oatmeal has various skin benefits. Learn how you can use colloidal oatmeal for dry skin and other skin conditions. Oats anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it effective for a variety of skin conditions

Anna PleetDecember 31st 2016
Golden Oat Plants in a Field

What to Look For in an Essential Oils Company

What should you be looking for in an essential oils company? Essential oils can be used carefully on the skin and face, so you want to sure they are of good quality.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 14th 2016
Essential oils

DIY Natural Moisturizer: Whipped Shea Butter

Create your own natural moisturizer with whipped shea butter. Shea butter can help moisturize your skin to leave your skin hydrated.

Joseph Alban, MS LAcDecember 13th 2016
Woman in winter with soft skin from shea butter

Skip the Creams! Moisturize with Pure Oils In...

What is in your moisturizer? Pure oils may be the new moisturizer for glowing skin. Oils for skin care are a great moisturizer.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 7th 2016
Woman with healthy, glowing skin from facial oil

Natural Remedy Research: Herbal Treatments fo...

Eczema treatmens can be herbal and natural remedies. Eczema treatments tend to be hard on the skin, learn about these herbal remedies for eczema treatment.

Ramses DelgadilloNovember 29th 2016
Natural herbal remedies for treating eczema

Discover Your Own Beautiful Skin with Ayurved...

Ayurveda can help you discover your own beautiful glowing skin. Ayurvedic medicine may help you find a few new habits that can improve your skin routine.

Melanie SachsNovember 15th 2016
Woman in forest outside

DIY: All Natural Grain and Herb Cleansers

Create your own natural grain and herb cleansers. Natural cleansers are a great alternative for your skin. Grain cleasners can be made at home.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 11th 2016
All natural cleansing grains growing on a mountainside

Herbal Teas For Youthful Hair

Herbal teas can be the perfect hair treatment for youthful shiny hair. Learn about western and Traditional Chinese Medical treatment recipes

Amy Branum, AHPOctober 14th 2016
wooded box of assorted tea bags

Chinese Herbs For Psoriasis

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of treating psoriasis. Learn how herbal formulae in Traditional Chinese Medicine treats psoriasis.

Joseph Alban, MS LAcSeptember 11th 2016
Chinese herbs on wooden table next to Chinese writing

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Eczema

Chinese herbal medicine is common for eczema. Chinese medicine looks for the underlying imbalance causing eczema. Formulate Chinses herbs for eczema treatment

Joseph Alban, MS LAcJuly 18th 2016
Copper mortar and pestle in front of wooden drawer shelves in background

Hygiene and Essential Oils as Natural Bug Rep...

Using a natural bug repellent can be safer for skin and eliminate harsh chemicals. Natural insect repellents may include essential oils.

Brendan CourneeneJuly 15th 2016
Mosquito resting on a reflective table

Oats for Skin

Oatmeal can be used for skin irritation. Learn how you can use oats for itchy skin and how to prepare an oatmeal bath.

Dev ChahalJuly 14th 2016
Oats in a wooden spoon

Botanical Solutions for Dry Skin

Natural moisturizers can be a solution to avoiding synthetically-derived products. Look for these plant-based ingredients in natural skin moisturizers.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 13th 2016
Jojoba nuts scattered around jojoba oil

Essential Oils for Acne

Essential oils can be used as an acne treatment. Here are some anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial essential oils that can be used as an acne treatment.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 5th 2016
Multiple herbal oils arranged in glass containers with wooden corks