Friday, May 25, 2012

Herbs and Your Skin~

I write a lot about culinary herbs, but do you know there are some simple ways to use herbs outside the body for healthy and beautiful skin.

These can all be made into tinctures and ingested...but, for now I'm talking about simple applications that can be derived through steeping and using as a splash or spray.

Red Clover and Nettle...will cleanse and detoxify

Yarrow, Chamomile and Calendula...reduces itching and redness from rashes and allergies.

Chamomile and Comfrey...soothe soreness-from exercise or injury.

Thyme and Echinacea...fights infections.

Lavender...healthy skin growth.

Yarrow and Nettle...helps eliminate waste via the kidneys.

Fennel and Clary Sage...helps balance hormonal fluctuations leading to skin blemishes.

Lemon Balm and Sweet Marjoram...eases stress.

Horsetail and Oat...promotes wound healing.

Bring a quart of water to a boil, add herb of choice and gently boil for about 5 minutes...remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain and store in a glass container.....fill a spray bottle as needed or use with cotton balls to apply to needed areas. 

I keep it in the frig, feels wonderful on a hot summer day-spritzed or applied to the face or even the feet,

Note...this in no way implies medicinal advice.

And please avoid the eyes when applying to the face :)

Happy and safe summer~Bug free we can wish !


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