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Herbal Skin Lotions & Tonics


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Your Herbs

Skin Creams

Skin
Lotions
WITCH HAZEL AND ROSEWATER TONIC
This is the simplest yet one of the best skin tonics.
It is very well known and easy to make.
Mix 2 parts Rosewater to 1 part Witch Hazel.
This proportions are for normal to oily skin.
For oilier skins, increase amount of Witch Hazel.
For dryer skins, increase the amount of Rosewater.


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CUCUMBER TONIC
1     Cucumber
Elderflowers
Distilled Water
Brandy

Peel cucumber and slice thinly.  Place in pan and
add enough water to cover it.  Simmer until soft.

Mash it and strain through muslin cloth.  Press as much of
the juice through cloth as you can.  Add 1 part Brandy
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
35g.    Alcohol
2g.      Glycerine

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.

ROSEMARY TONIC
1                    Small bunch of Rosemary
1/4 Litre         Distilled Water
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 be an
anti-wrinkle solution.  The herb, Rosemary
is a herb sacred to "rememberance."

COMPLEXION LOTIONS

HERBAL LOTIONS are the easily made and
the simplest way to apply herbs to the
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,
but 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
flowers.

CAMOMILE infusion is invaluable to clean
sensitive skin and will soften and smooth
rough irritated skin.


ORANGE BLOSSOM 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
peel 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.

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