Perfect Parsley Toner

Homemade beauty can be found with this Perfect Parsley Toner, which promotes circulation and has antiseptic qualities.

| June/July 2011

  • Parsley Toner
    Surprisingly, fresh parsley is a great natural beauty ingredient for the skin, as it promotes circulation and has antiseptic qualities.

  • Photo By Doris Heinrichs/Fotolia

  • Parsley Toner

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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