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Meet our podcast guest author and At-Home-Beauty Expert, Janice Cox. Listen to this episode to learn more about her and her new book Beautiful Luffa.

Today’s Topic: 

An Interview with Janice Cox: At-Home Beauty Expert and Author.

In this podcast, you get to meet Janice and hear how she learned to make and become an at-home beauty expert. Also she tells us all about her newest book, Beautiful Luffa, and three easy-to-grow herbs to use in homemade health products that you can make right away.

What You’ll Learn:

  • About Janice and her At-Home Beauty story
  • 3 easy-to-grow herbs you can use right now to make all kinds of self-care products.
  • More about Beautiful Luffa, Janice’s newest book.
  • Resources and links for more information.

Resources: 

Some of the resources and products below may be affiliate links, meaning we might get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

At-Home Beauty for Everyone

From plants you have in your garden and some very basic household items you have laying around, you can give yourself a spa-day or just a you-day with homemade facials, hair-treatments, bath soaks, and a whole lot more. Who knew!

We interview Janice Cox, author, at-home beauty expert, and DIY self-care product-maker on this podcast episode to learn about how she got started making her own homemade beauty products and how that led her to become the at-home beauty product expert she is today.

She talks about how she got started, suggests 3 easy-to-grow herbs any beginning gardener can grow, and tells us about her newest book, Beautiful Luffa, along with some great tips on how to grow and care for your own luffa plants.

Below are links on her three easy-to-grow herbs and the luffa plant.

3 Easy Herbs To Grow:

  1. Mint – Janice termed this plant the “Swiss Army Knife” of the plant world. It can be used in many different selfcare products and treatments, and even in teas and aroma therapy.
    • Grows in many different climates
    • Likes full sun, but will tolerate partial shade
    • Can tolerate drought conditions
    • Spreads easily so contain in a pot or some type of container, even out in your garden so it doesn’t take over
  2. Lavender – Known for its aroma and fragrance, can be used dry by itself or in infusions and ointment for many different treatments
    • Grows in more Mediterranean-type of climates, but can tolerate others
    • Loves full sun and to have very well drained soil. Does not like wet conditions and prefers to be dry most of the time
    • Thrives in drought conditions
    • Easy to control and care for
  3. Rosemary –  Known also for its aroma and fragrance, is very useful in infusions or oils, but also in many other treatments dry or fresh
    • Grows in different climates
    • Likes full sun, but can tolerate partial shade
    • Can tolerate drought conditions
    • Easy to control and care for

 

What’s the Story with Luffa Plants?

You might have already heard about Luffa plants. Yes, it is a real plant (a spongy gourd, actually) that you can grow to produce a crop of “luffa”.

It’s actually a tropical crop plant, in the Cucumber plant family, that produces gourds where young flowers and gourds being eaten, along with the vegetable being harvested, pealed, and used to help us bathe.  Watch the below video to see how to use a luffa.

 

 

You can visit Janice’s website for more information on her, her books, and upcoming events at JaniceCox.com.

Also, refer to the Resources area further up closer to the top of this page for links to her books and much more.

And, if you have any specific questions on prepping and/or planting your summer blooming bulbs, we are here to help, so please email us.

 

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Learn how plants from your garden can help you make plant-based, at-home beauty and self-care products on this podcast.