DIY: Multipurpose Skin Care Tea

| 10/31/2011 5:00:00 PM

I love skin care products that have multiple uses. Not only do they stretch your spending dollars further, but they also can offer options for customizing to your skin’s individual needs.

This skin care “tea” is easy to prepare and can be used several ways to support your particular skin type. I have used this same blend on several clients, all with completely different skin care concerns, and had great results. 

The chickweed cools skin, relieves inflammation and helps treat acne breakouts. The calendula, lavender and chamomile soothe, calm and heal skin. Rose adds a luxurious astringency, while the peppermint (also astringent) adds an additional cooling property. Licorice root and elderflower have been known to mildly lighten skin (when used over time) to achieve a more even tone. Licorice also provides a moist, soothing effect, while elderflower can help to soften skin, improve the appearance of wrinkles and relieve breakouts.

As an added bonus, this blend looks and smells amazing! It is not only a treat for your skin, but for your senses, too!

10-31-2011-facial tea
A beautiful blend of plants to care for your skin. They are as pretty as they are pampering. 

Multipurpose Skin Care “Tea” 

• 2 teaspoons dried chickweed
• 2 teaspoons dried calendula flowers
• 2 teaspoons dried lavender buds
• 2 teaspoons dried rose petals (be sure they are organic)
• 2 teaspoons dried peppermint leaf
• 2 teaspoons dried licorice root
• 2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
• 2 teaspoons dried elderflower