Friday, January 14, 2011

Herbal Skin Toner

Yesterday, I posted about the creation of some natural skin remedies.  In response, Suzanne reminded me of witch hazel's wonderful astringent properties. 

So, I thought I'd share my Herbal Skin Toner recipe for sensitive skin:

Witch's Herbal Skin Toner *Sensitive Skin*
Most homemade facial care products have a refrigerated shelf-life of 1-2 weeks.  Take advantage of the Moon's cycles to create this on at the New Moon & Full Moon, then take it outside under the moonbeams to charge it with healing intent. 

2 cups water
1 tsp Chamomile
1 tsp Lavender
1 tsp Jasmine
1 tsp Green Tea

1/2 cup Witch Hazel Tincture (commercially purchased)

Bring water to a boil.  Pour over herbs in a glass container like Pyrex measuring cup.  Cover & allow to steep for 30 minutes.  Strain & discard herbs - don't forget to squeeze all the liquid from them!
Mix herbal tissane (tea) with the witch hazel & pour into a glass bottle with a cap.  Use as a toner to tighten pores & soothe irritated skin.  After 2 weeks, use the remaining portion as a faery offering outside.

Wild & Bright Blessings!


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