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Herbal Sprays and Splashes




Skin sprays, Splashes and Fresheners are an important part of your healthy skin care regime. They are super simple to make – if you can make a cup of herbal tea you can create these products! Use these recipes after bathing to help close pores and lock in moisture. What makes a product a “Spray” or a “Splash” is really the way it is applied to your body. Poured into clean bottles and then splashed or sprayed on the skin is a matter of personal preference. Many people enjoy splashes after bathing and sprays are an easy and quick pick me up throughout the day! They are also great way to soothe sun or wind burned skin. Here are some favorite recipes to try at home:



Chamomile Skin Freshener


Chamomile flowers are a popular ingredient in today’s skin care products, because they are so soothing to your skin and help stop dehydration. You can use chamomile tea bags, fresh or dried flowers to make this recipe. Tuck this freshener into your gym bag or purse to use throughout the day as a quick and easy pick-me up!


Ingredients:

1 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers, or 2 tablespoons fresh flowers, or 2 tea bags

1 cup boiling water


Directions:

Pour the boiling water over the tea bags in a ceramic bowl and allow to steep for several hours, until the mixture has cooled completely.

To use: splash or spray onto clean skin


Yield: 8 ounces



Lavender Beauty Water


This recipe is from an old book of formulas from the 1900s – it is described as giving your skin “extraordinary” beauty and the calming herbal scent is quite relaxing. This recipe can be used in the evening before going to sleep. The scent is naturally relaxing and calming. Place a small vase of fresh lavender flowers next to your bed for sweet dreams.


Ingredients:


1-teaspoon honey

2 drops essential oil of lavender

2 drops essential oil of thyme

1 cup distilled water

1-tablespoon witch hazel


Directions:

Mix together all ingredients and stir well. Pour into a clean container. To use: Splash or spray onto clean skin.


Yield: 8 ounces


Chervil Mint Splash

The scent of fresh chervil or “sweet fern” is believed to give one a feeling of well-being. It is also believed to help reduce the signs of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles because it is naturally moisturizing keeping your skin soft and supple.


Ingredients:

1 /4 cup fresh chervil leaves (or 2 tablespoons dried)

1 /4 cup fresh mint leaves (or 2 tablespoons dried)

1 cup boiling water

1 /4 cup rosewater


Directions:

Place the chervil and mint leaves in a glass or ceramic bowl and pour the boiling water over them. When cool strain the mixture and stir in the rosewater. Pour the mixture into a clean container. To use: Splash (or spray) on clean skin.


Yield: 8 ounces


Have a beautiful day!

xoxo Janice