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4 Liz Earle Beauty ingredients that make great house plants

Discover how Liz Earle Beauty’s botanicals can breathe new life into your home, as well as your skin

Liz Earle Beauty is known for its naturally active ingredients. In fact, every one of the brand’s skincare products is formulated with powerful botanicals that offer a vast array of benefits, from intense hydration to sensory restoration.

But before they’re distilled into potent oils and extracts, these ingredients begin life as ordinary plants, with a whole different set of benefits – and your home is the perfect place to enjoy them. Did you know that house plants have been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, improve air quality and boost productivity? So, read on to find out more about some of Liz Earle Beauty’s botanicals and what they can bring to both your home and your skincare routine.

Lavender your home

Along with its relaxing scent, lavender is ideal for bringing a touch of colour to your home when it flowers in spring and summer. Though it’s more often found outside, it also makes a quality house plant as it grows well in pots and doesn’t require too much maintenance. As a Mediterranean plant, it needs lots of sun and fast-draining soil, so make sure you choose a pot with large drainage holes and position it in a south-facing window where it can get plenty of direct sunlight. As some lavender plants can grow waist-high, you may want to choose a smaller variety that’ll fit comfortably in the space.

...on your skin

Liz Earle Beauty uses lavender essential oil in several of its products, as the calming aroma adds a sensorial layer to your skincare. For instance, the Superskin™ Concentrate for Night has an aromatic neroli, lavender and chamomile scent that’s designed to promote a restful night’s sleep. Sourced from a farm cooperative in France, Liz Earle Beauty’s lavender plants are grown from seed so each one is completely unique. This diversity creates a depth and complexity in the oil which is highly sought after.

Rosemary your home

While it’s more often used for cooking, rosemary also makes a wonderful aromatic house plant, beloved for its mood-boosting fragrance. Hailing from the Mediterranean, it thrives in a sunny, sheltered spot in a soil-based, peat-free compost. You’ll need to keep it well-watered during dry spells, and it helps to add rocks to the bottom of pots to aid drainage. Rosemary can grow quite big over time, so it’s best to repot it in fresh compost every couple of years.

...on your skin

Used as a secondary ingredient in Liz Earle Beauty’s iconic Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, rosemary is a natural antioxidant, meaning it can help to calm and neutralise the effects of external aggressors. It’s also rich in tannins, which help to tone the skin. The brand sources its rosemary from a part of Spain that’s known for the quality of its aromatic plants. There, the potent extract is expertly filtered from the plant’s needle-shaped leaves.

Aloe vera your home

Not only does it make a stylish addition to your space, but aloe vera can also help to purify the air in your home. Like any succulent, aloe stores water in its leaves, so it’s best to plant it in a porous pot with a drainage hole, and only water it when the top few centimetres of compost have dried out. A bright windowsill or shelf is the ideal place to display your aloe, as it can take a little direct sunlight, but too much will burn its leaves.

...on your skin

Aloe vera is a key ingredient in various Liz Earle Beauty products, such as the Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic, which refreshes, soothes and brightens the appearance of skin to prep for the next step in your routine. Chosen for its formidable hydrating, soothing and cooling properties, Liz Earle Beauty’s aloe vera is harvested in the morning to maximise the amount of juice the sword-shaped fronds will yield. It’s then freeze-dried to create a powder.

Geranium your home

As well as offering a pop of colour and an inviting floral fragrance, geraniums make a great natural insect repellent. They grow best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, but don’t forget to water them well and remove any dead heads in the summer to encourage more flowers. By growing them indoors, you’ll also be able to enjoy them for longer, as you can let them carry on flowering into autumn, and even winter. Just make sure you keep them away from radiators or open fires.

...on your skin

Beloved for its rose-like fragrance, geranium is used in several Liz Earle Beauty products, including the Orange Flower Hand Repair, which intensively moisturises hands, conditions nails and delicately scents the skin. Most of Liz Earle Beauty’s evergreen, perennial geraniums are sourced from Egypt, where the pure essential oil is steam-distilled from the branches of each plant.

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