This facial polish contains elderflower, which is slightly astringent and has emollient and anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, it has been used for skin care for centuries. Combined with soothing chamomile and cooling aloe vera, this gently refreshing polish is appropriate for all skin types. Because it uses fresh dairy ingredients, it should be used immediately.
- scant 1oz (25g) elderflower or 10 elderflower teabags,
- scant 1oz (25g) chamomile or 10 chamomile teabags,
- 2 tsp aloe vera juice,
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt.
Makes enough for 1 treatment
- Pour a cup of boiling water over half the herbs, and make an infusion. Cover and set aside.
- Grind the rest of rose petals and the lavender flowers with a pestle and mortar until powdered. If you use tea bags, the herbs will be ready to use because they have already been chopped to a fine powder.
- Combine the herbs, aloe vera, and yogurt, mix well, then gradually add the infusion a teaspoon at a time, stirring constantly, to make a thin paste (but thick enough not to run off your skin).
- Apply to the face after washing. Be careful and avoid the area directly around the eyes and mouth. To exfoliate, gently rub the paste onto your skin with your fingertips in small circular movements.
- With the rest of the infusion (with extra water as necessary) rinse off the paste and tone the skin.