Natural Skin Recipes

Irritated Skin Treatment
            For this recipe you will need the following:
1 tsp. of each of the following dried herbs: elder flower, calendula, chickweed, sage, chamomile
4 cups very hot distilled water
1 T of dried herbs: burdock root, marshmallow
½ cup apple cider vinegar
            Make an infusion of the older flower, calendula, chickweed, sage, and chamomile tea by flowing 2 glasses of very hot, but not steaming, drinking water over them in a bowl or pot, and let extreme, covered, for 30 minutes.  Steam the remaining drinking water and add the burdock root and marshmallow.  Cover, lower heat to medium low and let cook for 30 minutes.  Strain the infusion and decoction using a slim filter or cheesecloth.  Use a channel to add the combination into a clean bottle with a attach top.  You will then add a bath and add two glasses of the combination along with ½ cup therapy.  If you like, you can spread in increased and/or calendula flower petals.  Relax and dip for half an hour.  Chill the rest of the combination.  You will have enough for two bathrooms, but use it all within 30 days.

Clay Facial Mask
            Try this recipe for weekly use.  Add 1 teaspoon water or lemon juice to 1 tablespoon of clay or oatmeal.  Add a dab of nutritional yeast to stimulate circulation.  Then add a small amount of honey for its antibacterial, antiseptic, and acid-balanced qualities.  The enzymes, bee-pollen, and propolis in honey stimulates new tissue growth.  This mask will draw oils to the surface, boost circulation, and slough off dead skin cells.  It will texturize and smooth your skin, nourish dermal layers, treat acne, and remove grime.

Oatmeal Mask
            An oatmeal mask will leave natural oils in place to protect and moisturize your skin.  Grind some oatmeal and add a little distilled water to make a paste.  Add a little cinnamon to this, then apply to face and neck and leave until it starts to feel tight.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Oatmeal Scrub
            An oatmeal scrub will clean your face without removing protective oils.  Grind 2 teaspoons of oatmeal and mix with 1 tablespoon of water to make a paste.  Gently scrub your face.  This will clean your face without stripping the natural oils.  You can add green tea or rosemary powder, or add ½ teaspoon of lavender for its antibacterial properties and 1 teaspoon of honey for a moisturizer.

Marshmallow Moisturizer
            Combine 1 cup of warm lavender tea with 1 T of marshmallow powder.  It will gel slightly after sitting for 10 minutes.  Apply to the face liberally.

Herbal Astringent Toner
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. peppermint leaf
4 oz. witch hazel liniment or yarrow tea
            Combine the ingredients together to create an aromatic toner that restores the protective acid mantle of the skin.  You do not need to strain this recipe, but keep it in the refrigerator for up to two months.  The sage is included for its drying properties and the peppermint leaf for its cooling properties.  Can be used daily is one takes care.

Benzoin Astringent
            Tincture of benzoin is calming and astringing.  Add 15 drops to 1 cup of yarrow, chamomile, or calendula tea.  Optionally, you can also add 6 drops of lavender essential oil.

Natural Deodorizing
            For dealing with excessive sweating associated with oily skin types, sage can be drunk as a tea or tincture, as it is antibiotic.  To give your sweat a sweet smell, rub on orange peel before using your deodorant, as well as drinking a cup of ginger tea once a day.

Oily Skin Bath Tea
1 oz. lemon grass (for its relaxing and invigorating properties)
1 oz. cornmeal (for its drawing properties)
1 oz. witch hazel (for its astringent qualities)
1 oz. rose petal (for its soothing and cooling properties)
            Steep all ingredients in hot water and strain.  Add the tea to your bath, and use the strained herbs in a muslin bag to scrub your skin with.

Herbal Steam
            All skin types can use an herbal steam weekly to stimulate circulation.  Wash your face and leave moist before steaming.  Boil one quart of water with 3 T of your favorite herb.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, then uncover and cool for 5 minutes.  Pull back your hair and cover your head with a towel to make a tent.  Sit with your face about 8 inches away from the pot for 10 minutes and close your eyes.  Afterwards, rinse your face with warm water, then with cool water.  Close the pores with an astringent splash.  The types of herbs you might use for steams can be – for normal to dry skin: cloves, chamomile, or licorice root.  If you have normal to oily skin, try: calendula, rosemary, lemon peel, rose, lemongrass, witch hazel, or lavender.  For acne, try: licorice or lavender.  If you would like a stimulating steam, use: rosemary, nettles, peach leaves, fennel, or lemon.  Use mint for a cooling steam, and rose for a sweet steam.

Honey Pat
            A great way to rejuvenate the skin is a honey pat, which gives you a non-oily moisturizer.  Honey cleans the skin and disinfects naturally.  You will simply apply a small amount to your face, and then massage it in gently with circular movements.  Once the honey becomes tacky, you will pat it with your fingertips.  There will be a tingle in the area as the circulation there increases.  Rinse your face with warm water, and feel yourself glowing!  You will eventually notice your skin growing softer.

Grain Facial Wash
½ cup finely ground oats
½ cup cornmeal
1 cup white clay
¼ cup ground almonds
1/8 cup powdered lavender
1/8 cup of powdered roses
5 drops lavender, peppermint, orange, or lemon essential oil

            Mix all ingredients together, and then moisten it with honey and a bit of water to make a paste.  Use this to cleanse your face daily instead of soap.

1 comment:

  1. Nice idea for healthy and glowing skin, you can also try healthy and beneficial health drinks and juices for good health. You may have a glass of Pure Goji Berry Juice to maintain good health without any side effect and high expenses.


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