Herbal Skin Lotions & Tonics
WITCH HAZEL AND ROSEWATER TONIC|
This is the simplest yet one of the best skin tonics.
is very well known and easy to make.
Mix 2 parts Rosewater to 1 part Witch Hazel.
are for normal to oily skin.
For oilier skins, increase amount of Witch Hazel.
For dryer skins,
increase the amount of Rosewater.
and slice thinly. Place in pan and
add enough water to cover it. Simmer until soft.
and strain through muslin cloth. Press as much of
the juice through cloth as you can. Add 1 part
to 2 parts cucumber juice. Prepare elderflower infusion
with 3 flowers to 1/4 litre distilled
water. Add 1 part
elderflower infusion to 2 parts cucumber and Brandy mix.
An excellent tonic
for troubled skin. Do not use on
sensitive skin types.
ORANGE BLOSSOM TONIC|
60 g. Orange blossom infusion
Prepare the infusion with 1 tsp. dried orange
blossom to 1/4 litre of distilled water. Filter through
muslin or coffee filter. Mix with other ingredients and
shake well. A simple and soothing mixture.
1 Small bunch of Rosemary
1/4 Litre Distilled
1/2 Measure Brandy
Simmer fresh Rosemary in mixture of
distilled water and Brandy
for 20 minutes.
Filter the mixture when cooled. This is
an excellent mild face tonic, said to
anti-wrinkle solution. The herb, Rosemary
is a herb sacred to "rememberance."
HERBAL LOTIONS are the easily made and
the simplest way to apply herbs
skin. Place the herbs in distilled water and
let them sit overnight. Add different herbs
depending on your particular skin type:
YARROW decoction will help to remove blackheads,
rinse your face well after using this herb and
follow with a simple cold cream, since yarrow can
irritate the skin.
Infusions of LOVAGE and VERBENA will
help keep the skin free from impurites
as will a
infusion made from BORAGE leaves and
CAMOMILE infusion is invaluable
sensitive skin and will soften and smooth
rough irritated skin.
infusion makes not
only a delicious and refreshing tea, but can also
serve as a complexion rinse.
Will tone up skin
and close pores.
A combination complexion lotion made with citrus
of LEMONS, GRAPEFRUIT and ORANGES
will stimulate and clear the skin.
Put the peel into 4 times
their volume of cold distilled
water. Let stand overnight. Filter carefully and place
in a bottle
and refrigerate. Apply with cotton twice
daily for a bright, clear complexion.