Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme may be one of Simon & Garfunkelâ€™s most famous songs and spices for your Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, but theyâ€™re also key ingredients found in a host of herbal infused beauty products. Weâ€™ve rounded up some excellent items for you to check out, but first hereâ€™s a quick peek at what these spices are.
Parsley is a species of Petroselinum, native to the central Mediterranean. Sage or Salvia is the largest genus of plants of the mint family. Rosemary has natural antibiotic, disinfecting and beautifying properties and is used extensively to combat lice and dandruff. Thyme oil is an antibiotic and antifungal and its aroma makes it popular for incense and beauty products.
PACIFY WITH PARSLEY
Aesopâ€™s Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream helps relieve and pacify stressed skin around the eyes. Formulated with vitamin C, green tea, parsley seed, lavender and chamomile, it calms and renourishes upper and lower eye contours. $88.59 at www.aesop.com.
Infused with a natural blend of tomato, cucumber and parsley extracts, Burtâ€™s Bees Garden Tomato Toner removes lingering traces of dirt, oil and make-up and helps tighten pores. Formulated with a fruit acid base of sugar cane and bilberry, it also supports the natural exfoliation of skin cells leaving skin refreshed and renewed. $12 at www.Burtsbees.com.
SAVE WITH SAGE
Look super-sexy for only pennies with Sally Girl Mini Baked Sage Eye Shadow. This glorious shade with a hint of shimmer can be used wet or dry and plays up any eye color. This stunning greenish gray pigment matches every mood so you can shine like a star from morning â€˜til night. $0.99 at www.sallybeauty.com.
SHOWER WITH SAGE
REN Seaweed and Sage Shower Wash has earned a 5-star rating from its many worldwide devotees. This stimulating and reviving body wash uses fucus seaweed, sage oil, plus cypress and rosemary oils. This invigorating blend of essential oils is free from harsh sulfates and synthetic colors. REN is against animal testing, which gets high marks from the ecoconscious among us. $22 at www.renskincare.com.
Paul Mitchell puts sage to good use in Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Conditioner. Bring the energy of citrus to your tresses! Itâ€™s formulated to gently condition with a combination of natural extracts of lemon and sage to make hair fuller and more luxurious. Pair this with PMâ€™s matching shampoo. $23 at drugstores and salons nationwide.
Marvelously moisturizing, Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter is citrus-scented and so incredibly effective that a single squeeze can make rough and scaly skin a thing of the past. Fans give this product such high marks, theyâ€™re offering a 14-ounce size at a super-saving price. Big or small, you win with this rich, creamy body butter that is a favorite – and found in W Hotels! 6.7 ounces $28 at www.blissworld.com.
ROSEMARY MINT WAKE UP CALL
Refresh and regenerate with Aveda’s classic Rosemary Mint collection of shampoo, conditioner, hand and body wash. A little goes a long way to revive your spirits and it will get your scalp tingling in the shower. The powerful rosemary mint combo is sure to please and you’ll be hooked on these pure plant aromas. $21 for shampoo + conditions www.aveda.com
DE-FRIZZ WITH ROSEMARY
EverPure Smooth Frizz-Free Serum with Rosemary Mint, by L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise, tames frizz so hair is smooth and super shiny. Made with extract of rosemary leaf oil. Apply to palms and work evenly through hair. Use on wet or dry hair to condition for long-lasting color purity. About $6 at www.drugstore.com.
SCRUB A DUB
Created to exfoliate, moisturize and nourish the skin, Sunshine Spa Peppermint Rosemary Herbal Salt Scrub washes away dry skin to reveal a radiant healthy epidermis. Your skin will glow with good health. Made with Celtic Sea Salt â€“ one of the purist salts available â€“ peppermint, rosemary and grapeseed oils along with green tea leaf and hibiscus flower, this unique product energizes and invigorates. $10.93 at www.healthdesigns.com.
ITâ€™S THYME FOR A CHANGE
When youâ€™ve had one of those days, try Rough Thyme Shower Gel from Kiss My Face. This gentle, aromatherapeutic bath and shower gel is infused with natural jojoba wax beads to softly exfoliate and cleanse. Natural botanical extracts bergamot, cinnamon leaf, clove, lemon and thyme clean, condition and stimulate the skin. $10.95 at www.kissmyface.com.
SQUEAKY CLEAN SKIN
Korres Thyme & Sage Facial Gel Cleanser cleans and refreshes using vegetable-based ingredients. We love Korres yummy, fresh scents and pure ingredients. This product produces fine lather without irritating or drying sensitive skin. Thyme and sage extracts protect skin from infections with their antimicrobial properties. Itâ€™s free of mineral oil and silicone and is excellent for oily and blemished skin. $17.88 at www.korresusa.com.