Skin Care and Makeup

Thyme-to-Wash Cleanser

Reduces puffiness and irritation while gently toning skin.

1/2 T. dried thyme                           1/2 c. boiling water
2 t. crushed fennel seeds                1/2 lemon, juiced

Stir together thyme and fennel seeds, cover with boiling water.  Add lemon juice, let steep 15 minutes.  Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.  Use a cotton ball to dab onto face each morning, and rinse.

Disclaimer:  Always test herbal recipes on a small area to see if there is an allergic reaction.


Rosemary Bath Salts

2 cups of Epsom Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 drops of food coloring (optional)
4 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
(or use your favorite instead)
Need: 1 pint mason jar (or use your favorite
decorative jar), Label for jar.

Directions: Measure out the Epsom salt and baking soda and put into a mixing bowl.
Add in the essential oil and food coloring.
Mix together until the color is evening distributed throughout the
salts. Funnel the bath salts into the jar, create a label for the jar and
decorate the jar with a ribbon or bow, etc. and it is ready for gift giving.

 Scented Shower Gel

This makes 4 ounces

1/2 cup unscented liquid soap
1 teaspoon light oil (canola, sunflower, almond, etc)
4-5 drops essential oil of your choice.

Stir all ingredients together in a small dish until mixed well.
Pour into a plastic bottle with a push-pull or
a pump top that has been sanitized.
Label with name, date made and directions for use.

To use: pour a bit of the gel into your hands and massage into damp
skin in the shower or bath. You can also pour some under running water while
drawing a bath for a instant bubble bath.