Herb Challenge! Week #1

Thank you for your comment Mari: “I want to learn about bath fizzies and how to make them. Also, what herbs are good for sensitive skin?” 

Well, Mari, as soon as I saw your comment I headed straight to the kitchen and pulled out my herbs! Some of the herbs that are good for sensitive skin are Calendula, Peppermint, and Nettle (also known as Stinging Nettle). Calendula is very healing and antibacterial, so it is great for acne prone skin. It is also an astringent, which makes this recipe a great facial toner! Peppermint is cooling, which makes this recipe great for the Summer, although it is really good for anytime. It is also thought to help against skin cancer, and is good for toning the skin, and restoring skin elasticity. Last but not least, we have Nettle. It is chock full of skin-loving vitamins and nutrients, helps heal acne, is an astringent, and anti-inflammatory. Wow! Good stuff! All in my kitchen!

And for bath fizzies? You can hop over to this post and see how to make them!

 

 

Body splash/facial toner for sensitive skin 

4-5  Calendula flowers (Also see this post)

2 Teaspoons dried Nettle leaf

2 Teaspoons dried or fresh Peppermint leaf

Combine all of the herbs in a mason jar. Pour one cup hot water over them and let steep overnight. In the morning, strain out all the herbs, and pour the herbal infusion into a glass spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator to prolong the shelf life. The shelf life of this is only a few days, so you want to make this in small batches. Another option is to freeze this in an ice cube tray, and thaw out a couple as you need them. When they are frozen, they will last for a couple months! Also, you could just rub the frozen cubes directly on your face as a refreshing pick me up.

 

 

For a quick and easy facial, you can make a batch of DIY Face Mask, and use some of this afterwards!

Alright! I hope I answered all of your questions Mari! And if you haven’t commented yet, it is not too late! You can still go over here  and comment if you have a question, please do! Thank you!

 

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