Mother Earth Living

Body & Soul: Fennel Leaf Cleansing Lotion

By Janice Cox
April/Mary 2009
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

7 Foods for Skin: Homemade Beauty Treatments

Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some home...

Balanced and Blemish-Free with Elemental Herbology

Keep sebum production in check, purify complexion, calm irritation and provide hydration with natura...

Herbs for Healthy Skin: 3 Herbal Staples

These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.

Weed & Water Wednesday: Processing Dead Leaves into Mulch, Compost and Leaf Mold

With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-de...

Makes 6 ounces 

Fennel leaves make a mild and gentle cleanser that is especially well-suited for dry and sensitive skin types. This simple lotion is a good alternative to soap.  

• 2 teaspoons fresh fennel leaves
• 1 tablespoon honey
• ½ cup boiling water
• ¼ cup buttermilk

1. Combine fennel leaves and water and let steep until cool (about 20 minutes).

2. Strain the mixture and stir in all remaining ingredients. 

3. To use, pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and massage into your face and neck.

4. Rinse with warm water, then pat your skin dry.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt and Company, 1999), available in bookstores nationwide. For more recipes and ideas, find her at www.herbcompanion.com/contributors .

Click here for the original article,  Body & Soul: Achieve Healthy Skin with Homemade Facial Masks .








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.