Body & Soul: Skin Soothing Chamomile Spray


| April/May 2008

Makes 8 ounces
German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) 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.)

  • ½ cup fresh chamomile flowers
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. In a ceramic container, pour the boiling water over the chamomile; steep for at least 1 hour.
  2. Strain out the flowers and pour liquid into a clean spray bottle or other container.
  3. To use, spray on clean skin or apply with a cotton pad. Let tea dry on your skin; do not rinse.


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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