Body & Soul: Fennel Cleansing Facial Mask

| April/May 2008

Makes 2 ounces
After a day outdoors, treat yourself to a bit of extra pampering. This facial cleansing mask with fresh fennel will leave your complexion incredibly soft and smooth.

  • 1 tablespoon fresh fennel leaves, finely chopped OR 2 teaspoons dried fennel leaves
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  1. Place fennel in a glass or ceramic bowl, then pour boiling water over the leaves.
  2. Allow liquid to cool completely, then strain out leaves. Mix together fennel water, honey and yogurt.
  3. To use, brush or massage the mixture into damp skin. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water, followed by a final cool rinse. Blot skin dry.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt and Company, 1999).

Click here for the original article,  Body & Soul: Garden Beauty Recipes.  

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