Being one of the best-known officinal herbs, chamomile tea has all along been used both for its soothing and antispasmodic properties and applied externally to hair and skin.
Now it’s time to discover its cleansing, soothing and hydrating properties and use it as a natural product for facial care.
If you want to make a chamomile facial cleanser it is possible to use the flowers inside the bag we normally use for infusions.
Chamomile facial cleanser recipe – Ingredients:
- 2 bags, or 4 spoons dried flowers.
- 1 spoon corn flour
- 1 cup water
Chamomile facial cleanser recipe – Instructions:
Brew the chamomile tea and pour it in a cup; let it steep for 10 minutes. Remove the flowers and let it cool. Set aside 1/2 cup of the infusion and add the flour, sifted; blend until you get a paste with the right texture. Now the cleanser is ready, it is sufficient to massage it on your face, avoiding eye contour area, and rinse with lukewarm water.
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Here is a variation for oily skins, using chamomile, aloe and cucumber:
Chamomile facial cleanser recipe for oily skins – Ingredients:
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 spoon dried chamomile flowers
- 2 spoons fresh cucumber juice
- 1 spoon vegetable glycerine
- 1 spoon aloe vera gel
Chamomile facial cleanser recipe for oily skins – Instructions:
Boil distilled water and pour it into a bowl containing chamomile flowers; let it steep for 1 hour. Remove the flowers and add cucumber juice, aloe vera gel and vegetable glycerine; mix with a wooden spoon. The lotion produced is enough for a whole week of daily usage. It is recommended to store the lotion into the fridge for no longer than a month.
….and the last recipe: chamomile and orange natural toning lotion
Chamomile and and orange natural toning lotion – Ingredients:
- 2 spoons vodka
- 4 drops chamomile essential oil
- 4 drops orange essential oil
- 4 drops neroli essential oil
- 1,5 cups rose water
- 4 spoons hamamelis water
Chamomile and and orange natural toning lotion – Instructions:
Pour vodka into a 700ml spray bottle, add all essential oils. Give a good shake; add hamamelis and rose water and shake it again. Let the lotion rest in fridge for 48 hours before use. Apply the lotion on dry skin and let it get absorbed.