Here is a handy-dandy moisturizer that you can make at home:
1 tablespoons herbal infusion (rose, lavender, marigold mint)
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine or 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
A few drops essential oil (any kind), optional
To an herbal infusion, add honey and vegetable glycerin or cocoa butter. You can add a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Choose a herb that appeals to your senses and that you find pleasing.
Use this infusion in toners and moisturizers.
2 tablespoons fresh herbs (rosemary, lavender, fennel) or roses.
1/2 cup boiled water
Steep herbs or roses in boiled water for 10 minutes, strain and apply with cotton balls.
Apply the following herbal mask and allow it to set for 10 minutes.
1 tablespoon comfrey leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon chamomile, chopped
1/2 cup boiled water
3 tablespoons yogurt or powdered oatmeal (grind in a blender or coffee grinder).
Infuse comfrey leaves and chamomile in boiled water. Cover and steep 10 minutes before straining. Add to yogurt or oatmeal and apply liberally on your face and neck. Lie down and cover your eyes with a cotton ball dipped in the leftover infusion (put on relaxing, soft music as you wait for it to set). Rinse and apply an herbal toner.
This vinegar can either be used in spells or it can be given as a lovely hostess gift.
All you need is:
8 to 10 fresh herb sprigs
1 quart good quality white vinegar
1 quart-sized glass canning jar with lid
Gift jars or small bottles
Fill a one-quart Mason jar with the following:
2 slices orange
2 slices lemon
2 slices lime
Fresh mint from the garden
Fresh lemon balm from the garden
Fresh hyssop from the garden
1 fresh rosemary sprig
1 fresh basil sprig
Pack jar with the herbs as full as you like. Boil spring water (enough to fill the jar). Pour into Mason jar (note: please use a canning jar or Pyrex brand glass container as these can withstand the boiling water). Make sure the jar is warm before pouring in the boiling water. Allow mixture to cool completely. Strain. Pour Liquid into a sterilized jar or bottle. Keep in refrigerator. Potent for three days.
1/2 gallon 90-proof alcohol
1 ounce lavender essential oil
1 dram lemon essential oil
1 dram citrus (such as tangerine or bergamot) essential oil
1 dram lime essential oil
1/2 dram clove essential oil
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