Here is one skin treat you’ll want to share with friends: you can use it as a toner, a cleanser, an aftershave, or a pick-me-up. It is useful for any skin type, and has nourishing, relaxing, and anti-bacterial properties. It takes only minutes to make and it smells lovely.
This great formula sounds too good to keep to yourself: small bottles of it, tied with ribbon, might make great stocking stuffers. Here is the simple formula:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup dried lavender blossoms
1/4 cup dried thyme
1/2 cup distilled water
1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat, simmering, covered, for 30 minutes.
2. Strain and discard the herbs. Allow vinegar to cool to room temperature, then add distilled water. Store in a dark bottle away from direct heat and light.
To use, pat or splash this mixture onto your skin and allow to air dry.
Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers (Vital Health Publishing, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Dorie Byers. Reprinted by permission of Vital Health Publishing.
Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers (Vital Health Publishing, 2005).