21 May '11, 3pm

10 DIY Herbal Infusions for the Skin: Fresh and dried herbs used to make infusions with medical properties–appli...

10 DIY Herbal Infusions for the Skin: Fresh and dried herbs used to make infusions with medical properties–appli...

Fresh and dried herbs used to make infusions with medical properties–applied externally or used with compresses–have been in use for thousands of years. Why would we choose to use chemicals on our skin when these lovely botanicals can be just as effective? The list below, courtesy of renown herbalist Pierre Jean Cousin, outlines the properties and benefits of the principal herbs recommended for use in herbal infusions. Several have cleansing and toning qualities that make them useful in any long-term natural skin-care program; all are suitable for any type of skin. Calendula . Use healing calendula alone or in a half-and-half mix with lavender or chamomile for its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic capabilities. Chamomile Flower . Anti-fungal, soothing and cleansing, chamomile flower is the best way to reduce frequent inflammation. The infusion is especially re...

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