Herbs have long been used to clam many body ailments and especially in skin care. Natural has it’s own way of healing us if we just allow it to. The following recipes will require many herbs that are available at a local whole foods store or herb shop. Look online for a local tea store in your area as well if you can’t find what you are looking for.
The recipes are easy to put together and require no extra skills or equipment. Some will require extracts and those can also be found locally in natural markets or online.
Let’s get to taking care of ourselves!
Milk & Honey Bath:
- 5 tsp Honey
- 1 Qt boiling water
- ½ cup dry milk powder
- 4 tsp Dried Chamomile flowers
Place the honey in a bowl and slowly pour the boiling water over it, dissolving the honey completely. Pour a bath and add the chamomile flowers to it . Pour in the honey water and add the milk powder. Swish the milk powder around until it dissolves. This Milk & Honey bath is great for soothing dry winter skin and they feel so pampering.
Banana Skin Exfoliater:
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
- 3 Tsp ground almonds
- 2 Bananas, mashed
- 2 Tsp water
Add the mashed bananas to a bowl and add the oil. Beat until well mixed and add salt and almonds. Add the water. Rub onto the driest parts of your body such as feet or elbows. This can even be used on your face.
Citrus Body Toner:
- 3 Lemons
- 2 Oranges
- 2 ½ cups rosewater (How to Make Rose Water)
- 2 tsp Shea butter
Mix all the ingredients together well and use on your skin after bathing or showering to feel refreshed and open your pores. Works great to bring back a healthy glow. Skip the Shea butter if you have oily skin.
Honey and Coconut Lotion:
- 2/3 cup Shea butter
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp honey
Mix all ingredients well and place in a sterile bottle. Use within a month or two. Will help with dry or ashy skin.
Herbal Foot Bath:
- 1 tsp fresh or 1Tbsp dried lavender flowers
- 1 Tbsp Elderflowers
- 1 Tbsp dried Chamomile flowers
- Rose petals
- Boiling water
Add the herbs to a bowl big enough for your feet to soak. Pour the boiling water over the top and allow to steep like tea. When the water is cool enough, soak your feet in it for as long as you want or until water is cold. This foot soak will soothe tired and achy feet.
Body Acne Treatment:
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- ¼ Cup oats
- 1 Tbsp Warm water
Mix ingredients together and rub gently on body acne. Rinse off with warm water and place a warm, wet towel over the affected area until it cools. The honey will act as a natural astringent.
More DIY Recipes:
- How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrubs
- How to Make Your Own Facial Cleansers and Masks
- How to Make Your Own Body Lotion
- How to Make Your Own Body Wash
- How to Make Homemade Hair Treatments
- How to Make Your Own Dry Shampoo
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