Yarrow Anti-wrinkle Skin Refresher Cream

Make this homemade anti-aging lotion with yarrow for skin that stays healthy and moisturized.


| July/ August 2017


Why use wrinkle creams that are full of toxic chemicals and cost a fortune, when you can make your own that are much better for your skin and overall health? Some people experience skin irritation from yarrow, so it’s a good idea to test this cream on an inconspicuous area, such as the inside of your wrist, and wait at least 48 hours before using on your face.

• 2 teaspoons dried yarrow flowers and leaves, or 4 teaspoons fresh yarrow flowers and leaves 1 cup water
3/4 cup sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil
2 tablespoons shaved beeswax

1. Boil water and pour it over yarrow. Cover mixture and let brew for 10 to 20 minutes. Strain out yarrow, reserving yarrow-infused water. Set aside.

2. Pour oil into a Pyrex measuring cup and add beeswax. Set measuring cup in a saucepan of water that reaches about halfway up the side of the measuring cup. Heat mixture until beeswax melts, then immediately remove measuring cup from heat. Allow to cool for a minute or two, but not longer, as the beeswax will begin to harden.

3. Pour yarrow-infused water into a blender, cover, and begin blending on high speed. With blender running, slowly pour beeswax mixture through the hole in the blender lid. The mixture will begin to thicken after about three-quarters of the beeswax has been incorporated.

4. Once beeswax is fully blended, immediately pour lotion into a 16-ounce glass jar or two 8-ounce glass jars. Use a spatula to remove any remaining cream from the blender. The cream lasts about 3 months and is bestkept in the refrigerator.





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