Herbal Home Remedies for Reducing Stress

CHAMOMILE SPRITZER

Boil 4 c water

seep 3 chamomile tea bags for 5 minutes. Cool

Put into a spray bottle Keep in Fridge

Lasts about 14 days

Shake before each use.

Use cold chamomile tea bags on puffy eyes

put over eyes for 4-5 minutes

CUTICLE TREATMENT

Use 2 Tblsp of papaya or avocado with a little lemon juice 
mash, work into cuticles for a couple minutes.

Also you can apply canola or olive oil to cuticles 
do this 2x's a week

FACE SCRUB

2 tblsp oatmeal

1 tblsp almond meal

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

chamomile water

Mix to a thick paste, wet face work into skin leave on for 15-20 minutes oatmeal will fall off. Take off with dry towel, buff...won't scratch or tug skin. Rinse with warm not hot water

FEET

2 tbslp oil

1 tblsp salt

Mix and apply to feet

Put oil onto feet then add socks

Light oil-saffron or sweet almond

Heavy- hazelnut or canola

Astringent for your face:

Rose vinegar:

Steep rose petals in white vinegar for 2 weeks in a warm place out of direct sunlight. 
Remove rose petals and put into a glass jar and keep in refrigerator when ready to use apply with cotton balls.

Face and Body Crème:

Wash your face everyday with buttermilk or use you would ordinary cold crème avoiding eye area.

Buttermilk contains naturally occurring lactic acid, which is good as a mild exfoliate to remove dead skin buildup.

Peppermint Skin Toner:

1-pint vinegar

I pint purified water

1 c mint leaves

Place all ingredients in a glass or enamel saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour into a glass jar and allow to steep for 4 days strain and bottle. Be sure to label.

Herbal Quick Refreshers:

Tie fresh lavender, thyme, and sage together in a small bundle and hang near your desk or work area. 
Place dried chamomile, rosemary, lavender, and lemon balm in a small clothe bag. Place bags in the bathroom, under cushions or other places. Pressure and warmth will release the smell.

Cucumber mask:

1 small cucumber

Chamomile or green tea brewed 1 cup each

1 packet unflavored gelatin

1 oz aloe Vera gel

Peel cucumber and puree in a blender till smooth. Strain the puree through a sieve or cheesecloth and reserve the juice. Take 2 ounces (1/4 c) each of your teas and place in a pan. (Sip the leftovers) Add unflavored gelatin and aloe Vera gel heating until the gelatin is dissolved. Add cucumber juice to the mixture and set in fridge for 30 minutes or so. Apply to face and let dry.

Peel off skin if normal and rinse off if skin is sunburned or extra sensitive.

SILKY SMOOTH SKIN:

Pour cornmeal on a wet washcloth and after you have taken a shower as a finish rub cornmeal all over your body.

CHEAP! Rubs off dead skin.

HEALTHY SOFT SKIN:

1 egg, some lemon juice, olive oil, and water. Mix in a small bowl. Wipe it on face after 10 minutes wipe off and wash face w/cold water and soap.

MAKE-UP REMOVER AND EXFOLIANT:

Equal mixtures of vegetable oil and cornmeal. Rub (softly) on face with a wet washcloth, rinse off.

ALOE VERA GEL:

Use as a hair gel, brow gel, or body lotion.

I have very dry, frizzy hair in the summer...I used aloe Vera gel on my hair with this mixture and my SIL asked what I used to get it looking so curly and shiny...boy was she surprised when I told her what I use!!

BRIGHT EYES:

Witch Hazel on a cotton ball, lay down, cover eyes and relax for 5 minutes

SIMPLE BEAUTY MASK:

Mash boiled carrots with honey, put onto a clean face and let sit for 5-10mins. Rinse off with warm water.

SWEET BANANA MASK:

Mash up 1 banana really well add enough sugar to desired consistency (you can add a drop or two of essential oil, like mint, if you want to.) Spread on a clean face...let sit for a few minutes and wipe off gently with a wet washcloth.

CUCUMBER FACIAL:

Smash 1/2 a cucumber add 1 tblsp honey and about 2-tblsp oatmeal. Apply to face and let sit for 30 minutes. Wipe off gently w/clean damp cloth.

FACIAL MASK:

1/2 a banana

1/4 a cucumber

2 tblsp honey

1 strawberry

1 tsp lain yogurt

Chop then blend in a blender, spread on face. Let dry...wipe off gently.

BABY SOFT FACIAL MASK

1/4 c baby powder (I like to use the lavender bath powder)

with 1 tblsp water.

Smooth on face, leave till dry, wash off w/a damp washcloth.

Peppermint Facial Toner:

1-pint vinegar

1 pint purified water

1c mint leaves

Place all ingredients in a glass or enamel saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour into a glass jar and allow to steep for 4 days. Strain and bottle. Be sure to label. Use after cleansing face, apply with a cotton ball.

Herbal Facial Toners:

Use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar with these ingredients:

orange peel, orange mint leaves and calendula petals

lavender flowers, lady's mantle flowers, rose petals

Rose petals, chamomile flowers, rose water

Lavender flowers, mint leaves

Calendula petals and witch hazel

lavender flowers, rosemary, mint and thyme leaves

Mix together in a bottle and use a cotton ball to apply to face.

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