As autumn draws its misty veil around us, it’s time for a bit of pampering me thinks. Apart from natural beauty products being good to use, making them can be soothing and therapeutic too. Here are two cleansers and a skin freshener to suit different skin types. Enjoy!
Olive oil cleanser – for dry skin
You will need:
- 10ml (2 teaspoons) olive oil
- 5ml (1 teaspoon) runny honey
This recipe could not be easier, and the cleanser works brilliantly.
Simply mix the two ingredients together until well combined. Then apply to the face and neck rubbing well in well with the pads of your fingers. Rinse off with a mild herbal infusion or tepid water.
Mint and Thyme cleanser – for oily skin
You will need:
- 15ml (1 tablespoon) thyme infusion
- 15ml (1 tablespoon) mint infusion
- 15ml (1 tablespoon) milk
- 1 heaped teaspoon wholemeal flour
- 1 level teaspoon cornflour or cornstarch
For the infusion, use 30g (1oz) of dried herb to 600ml (21/2 cups) of boiling water and leave to steep for at least an hour. Keep any unused infusion in the fridge.
Put all the ingredients except the infusions into a steep-sided bowl or wide-knecked glass jar standing in boiling water. Stir until it begins to thicken. Add 1 tablespoon of each infusion and allow to cool. Pot and keep in the fridge.
Massage gently into your face with cotton wool and remove with toner or rose water.
Parsley freshener – for all skin types
- 25g (1oz) parsley leaves
- 600ml (21/2cups) boiling water
This parsley infusion is lovely and refreshing used from the fridge.