Friday, July 31, 2009

Herbal Skin Care Recipes to Try at Home

Recipes to Try:

Dry Skin Facial Mask
1 tablespoon colloidal oatmeal
1 tablespoon rose water (hydrosol)
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon honey
2 drops rose essential oil

Mix ingredients and apply to face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse.

Facial Scrub for Oily Skin
1 tablespoon colloidal oatmeal
1 tablespoon bentonite clay
1 tablespoon rose petal powder
1/2 teaspoons powdered comfrey
1/4 teaspoon powdered peppermint
1/4 teaspoon powdered lemongrass

Mix ingredients with1 teaspoon water and massage into skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse.

Acne Toner
2 cups water
1 tablespoon yarrow
1 tablespoon calendula
2 drops rosemary essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops frankincense essential oil

Bring water to a boil. Add herbs and allow to steep 30 minutes. Strain herbs and add essential oils. Apply to face with a cotton ball. Refrigerate. Discard after 1 week.

Firming Mask
1 egg white1 teaspoon cornstarch

Mix ingredients and apply to face. Lie down for 20 minutes (this step should not be skipped as it’s part of the process). Rinse.

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