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Thyme-Honey Cleanser

Take advantage of thyme, a popular Mediterranean herb, and honey, a natural antiseptic, in this Thyme-Honey Cleanser recipe.
By Janice Cox
June/July 2011
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Greek honey made from thyme flowers is some of the best in the world—it is known for having a mild taste and high nutritional value. Use these nutrient-rich ingredients to make this homemade facial cleanser. Greek honey can be found in the honey section of your grocery store. MAKES 5 OUNCES

• 1/4 cup pure thyme honey or plain honey
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
• 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap

1. Gently stir all ingredients together. Pour cleanser into a clean container. 

2. To use: Pour a small amount in the palm of your hand, then massage it gently into your skin. You also can use as a simple shampoo for your hair. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then pat dry.

Janice Cox is the co-author, with her daughter, Lauren Cox, of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009). 

Click here for the main article, Easy Mediterranean Spa Treatments.

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