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Multi-Purpose Skin Care Formula

Multi-Purpose Skin Care Formula

Is it a toner? Is it a cleanser? Is it an aftershave? Is it an after-bath body splash? Yes! One simple formula can do all this and more: the ingredients soften and refresh the skin, balance the pH, and have anti-microbial properties as well. This one formula can meet all your skin-care needs.

1 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup distilled water
1/4 cup dried thyme
1/4 cup dried lavender

1. Place the dried thyme and lavender in a saucepan along with the vinegar and heat to a simmer over low heat. Allow to simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Strain herbs and discard them, then allow the vinegar to cool.

2. Add the distilled water to the vinegar, decant into a pretty jar or bottle, and store in a cool dark place.

3. To use, splash on skin and allow to air-dry.

Shelf Life: Indefinite, unless you see mold growing. If you do, toss it out!

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Inspired by Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers, R.N. (Vital Health Publishing, 2005).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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4:46AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

different thanks.

12:10AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thanks for posting this!

12:09AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thanks for posting this!

10:48AM PDT on Apr 14, 2012

thanks :)

11:59PM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Thanks, will try this one.

8:43AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

going to try it!

5:32AM PST on Jan 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:04PM PST on Jan 26, 2011

sounds interesting.

12:27AM PST on Feb 15, 2010

thank you

12:28PM PDT on Oct 8, 2007

I think this would work great.

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