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Body & Soul: Skin Soothing Chamomile Spray

<em>Makes 8 ounces<br />
</em>German chamomile (<em>Matricaria recutita</em>) is easy to grow almost anywhere. This sweetly scented herb is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent, helping to relieve the sting caused by too much sun or wind. You can make this skin-soothing recipe as easily as a cup of tea. (If you don’t have chamomile flowers, you can make a spray from a few drops of chamomile essential oil mixed with a cup of water.)</p>
<li>½ cup fresh chamomile flowers</li>
<li>1 cup boiling water</li>
<li>In a ceramic container, pour the boiling water over the chamomile; steep for at least 1 hour.</li>
<li>Strain out the flowers and pour liquid into a clean spray bottle or other container.</li>
<li>To use, spray on clean skin or apply with a cotton pad. Let tea dry on your skin; do not rinse.</li>
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<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty from the Garden (<em>Henry Holt and Company, 1999).</em>
<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=””>Body & Soul: Garden Beauty Recipes</a>.</p>

  • Published on Nov 24, 2009
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