Solarkat’s Eco Blog

I have a few new articles to post here (some eco living ones, and also working on some new entries just for this blog). The first article can be an article on natural acne and ingredients. It really is both an Eco Living and DIY Beauty Formulating Expert article and also a natural info article (thanks Sharon to make the article the main article on anb portal for February!).

There are so many great things that I couldn’t point out in this article (insufficient room)! But I stated some of my favorites that are easy to find, and most of them can locally be found. I also try to focus on a lot of fresh ingredients that most people already have in their kitchens!

A few other lovely elements I didn’t get to mention are papaya (which has natural enzymes that mildly exfoliate your skin. Plus papaya in masks is a normal treatment for clear pores and skin! Shea butter is super easy to find, but it can be hard to find cool pressed sometimes, unrefined shea butter (I recommend cold pressed, unrefined shea butter because it is very different when compared to a solvent/hexane extracted, highly refined shea. I had formed acne (I cannot believe I am studying natural skin care for this long, and plants for far longer than that. I first became interested in botany/biology in high school!

  • 100% saw long-wearing results
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight
  • Rich, earthy shades of red
  • Eyes go Retro with 1950s-Style Eyeliner
  • Mix one tablespoon fresh ginger juice, 2 tablespoons rosewater and ½ tablespoon honey
  • Apply saffron-infused honey 3 to 4 times in a week
  • Amber Riley’s Magenta Lips
  • Lorenz Hart, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

Almost everyone understands about rhododendrons, even if you think you do not. These bushes that everywhere appear to be. Called rhodies Often, these flowering bushes are one of the most popular selections for individuals who want something easy to maintain. Rhododendrons are part of the heath family and come in a variety of colors. You can find these bushes in lavender, white, red, and lavender-pink, and also other less-common colors. Most of the varieties originated in China, but some are native to the United States. This favorite flowering bush isn’t as common as it used to be years ago, but it is thought by me should be.

Vanhoutte spirea relates to the rose. It’s a thorny shrub with white blooms that pop up throughout April and May. They’re hardy in zones 3-8 and reach a elevation of 5-8 foot with a spread of 7-10 ft wide. These bushes, because of the large size, work very well for hedges, basis planting, and borders. Spireas come in different colors, such as white or red, plus some have coloured foliage.

For example, ‘Gold Mound’ spirea has gold leaves. Weigela increases well in USDA hardiness areas 3-9. It’s a lovely shrub that bouquets in the early spring and sporadically during the summer. Thanks to its compact size, it works well on edges and in flower beds. You are able to select smaller sized shrubs, such as the variety called ‘Fine Wine’ that produces red blossoms and burgundy fall foliage.

These bushes are related to honeysuckle, growing trumpet-shaped flowers in red, red, and white. Some of these varieties are cool tolerant, while some do better in warmer areas. In April If you want a bush that blooms, flowering quince is a superb pick. It’s an easy to recognize plant with red, red, or orange bouquets.

If you live in zones 5-8, you can put these beautiful shrubs throughout your property. Flowering reach about 4 feet high and 4 feet wide quince, and their small size makes them a favorite for home landscapes. After the plants drop away, you get small, hard berries you can use to make jams. Many scenery designers tell you that viburnum is one of their favorite flowering bushes because the species prosper in wet or drought-prone soils, and they tolerate full shade or sunlight. Viburnum bushes flower from the spring to summer and the berries attract birds to your garden.