If you have experienced an allergic reaction to any products for the skin you should seek medical advice before using any of her herbal preparations described in this [blog].
It is recommended that all herbal infusions and decoctions for medicinal or cosmetic use be freshly prepared and used at once or within 12 hours of making up."
"HERBAL CLEANSING CREAMS AND OILS
The following cleansers are most suitable for normal and dry skin, but can be used for oily skins if followed by a skin freshener or astringent lotion.
Place in a bowl 25 g/1 oz lanolin, 25 g/1 oz cocoa butter and 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Stand the bowl in a pan of boiling water and leave the ingredients to melt, stirring them occasionally. Remove the bowl from the pan and add 4 tablespoons of a strong infusion of violet flowers and leaves, lady's mantle leaves or chamomile flowers. Whisk the mixture
by hand or with an electric mixer until it is slightly cooled and well blended. Pour into a screw top jar. Shake before use.
Alternatively, mix together in a pan over gentle heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable margarine with 3 dessertspoons of either dried elderflower, lime (linden) flower, rosemary, sage or salad burnet leaves. When well-blended, cool slightly and pour into a screwtop jar adding a few drops of lavender or rosewater.
HERBAL CLEANSING OIL
Herbs steeped in natural oils provide particularly good cleansers for dry skins and they soften and condition
the skin at the same time. Use any of the following oils as a base: safflower, almond, sunflower seed, coconut or wheat germ oil. The first 3 are probably the easiest to use as coconut oil is solid at room temperature and wheat germ oil rather thick. Add to your small jar of oil any one of the following herbs: flowers of chamomile, elder and lime; nettle, comfrey or peppermint leaves; rosemary or violet flowers and leaves. Coconut oil based cleansers need slightly different preparation. Melt 4 tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan over a gentle heat. Add 3 dessertspoons of the dried herb of your choice and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Cool, and strain into a screw top jar. The mixture will solidify, so warm it a little in the palm of your hand before putting it on to the skin."-The Herb Book by Arabella Boxer & Philippa Back
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