Herbal Skin Toner

Use any herb, depending on the effect you wish to achieve. A list of herbs and their uses follows.
  • 1 ounce fresh herbs or 1 tbsp dried
  • 1 1/4 cups still spring water

Put the herbs into a pitcher. Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the herbs. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and leave to infuse for two hours. Strain the infusion through a clean coffee filter paper or a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Store in a covered jar, refrigerated and use within a week.

Herbs to use: Fennel as a gentle astringent; Lavender as an antiseptic; Marigold as a cleanser; Mint as a strong astringent and spot cleanser; Nettle to cleanse, purify and tone; Parsley for cleansing and toning; Rosemary to tauten; Sage as a cooling astringent; Thyme to refresh and as an antiseptic; and Yarrow as an antiseptic.

  • Yields: 1 1/4 cups
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus two hour infusion time
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