Fresh parsley is a surprising natural beauty ingredient that can promote circulation and has antiseptic qualities. Combined with lemon juice, the Perfect Parsley Toner makes a powerful skin toner and purifier. MAKES 8 OUNCES
• 1 cup water
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1. Bring water to a boil. Place parsley in a clean heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over it. Allow mixture to cool completely, then strain out solids and mix in lemon juice. Pour into a clean, airtight container.
2. To use: Apply to your face with a clean cotton pad after cleansing.
Janice Cox is the co-author, with her daughter, Lauren Cox, of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009).
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