Flower power at its best! A variety of herbal plants combine to give you a potent herbal vinegar, ideal for drying out those unsightly blemishes.
Diet, stress, and life in general often brings on a blemish at the most inconvenient times. Quick action can nip a zit in the bud and hopefully send it packing.
Menstrums used for herbal extractions can be an oil, alcohol or vinegar. For facial astringents the one of choice is a good quality vinegar. Whereas alcohol based toners can be drying vinegar restores the natural acidic balance of the skin.
There are many garden herbs and flowers that can lend their toning, healing and nourishing qualities to an herbal vinegar. Chosen for their use as a blemish treatment are the following:
lavender, chamomile, yarrow, comfrey, calendula, lemon balm, rose petals and sage.
All are beneficial in many skin care preparations and here you have them in one package!
After a six week period the herbs are strained and the resulting vinegar is diluted with witch hazel for its cool soothing action. Lavender essential oil is not only added for its therapeutic properties but for its stimulating while relaxing aroma. You needn't worry about smelling like salad dressing.
Herbal Vinegar Blemish Treatment is a strong astringent and if using over your entire face as is typical with a toner it should be diluted by wetting a cotton square or tissue before spraying with the vinegar. Watch for sensitivity by applying to a small area first.
For spot treatment you spray your cotton square or tissue and apply directly to the blemish. Do not spritz right onto your face. You don't want to get it into your eyes as it will burn.
***A substitution for the witch hazel would be soothing aloe vera gel and hydrating glycerin. Ideal for those sensitive to witch hazel or simply favor the alternative. Please convo me with your preference.
Note: Witch Hazel traditionally is made through distillation resulting in a product with 14% alcohol for preservation. Witch Hazel can be made without alcohol but for preservation purposes, benzoic acid, a mild preservative is added. Please let me know upon ordering which type of witch hazel you prefer. Alcohol free is preferred if you want a product for very sensitive skin or are concerned about the toner being too drying. The traditional witch hazel with alcohol is preferred if there is concern with the risk of a preservative causing an allergic reaction.
For external use only.
Pregnant or lactating women should check with their physician before using as this toner contains the herbs yarrow and sage.
Herbal Vinegar Blemish Treatment comes in a 4 oz. plastic spray bottle. If you have a preference of the bottle please let me know.
Pictured above are the white or natural #2 HDPE or amber #1 PET plastic, all easily recyclable.
"I absolutely love this product! keeps my skin clear..it really does!"
What home remedies and skin care products did past generations use to care for their families?
Wholesome and practical, natural and affordable is the best way to describe our line of body care.
Guided by wisdom and knowledge passed down from past generations, our products consist of ingredients provided by our natural world.
Information and recipes often tucked away in quaint old books resurface to remind us that 'simple is best'.
Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.
Utilizing herbs, flowers, aromatherapy, and oils without the use of parabens, artificial colorings or synthetic fragrances to create natural solutions to personal and family care needs. Several items can also be used for the care of your dog; a few that are also safe for cats.
Ingredients used are purchased from reputable, certified organic companies or grown organically in my own gardens.
No need for concern about the harm to animals as there are no animal products or animal testing involved in these products.
Though there is a section labeled Babies, Children, there are many items throughout the shop wonderful for children. The items within the Babies, Children, Pregnancy section simply make it easier to find items for very young children and pregnant women.
NOTE ON PRESERVATION:
Items are made in small batches as they are needed. In our attempts to avoid the use of parabens as preservatives, only natural preservatives are used. The paraben family includes methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and ethylparaben. Parabens are synthetic (aka chemical) preservatives commonly used to increase the shelf life in cosmetics and personal care products. Being parabens have been known to cause skin problems as well as disrupt the body's endocrine system, we'd rather leave them out of our products. Our philosophy is that your body care products should be fresh (as with anything put into or onto your body) and are not meant to sit on a shelf for lengths of time.
Natural preservatives used include antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils if used. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and offer a limited shelf life. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. Such at risk products should be used within about 4 months. The salves, balms, honey, salts, powders, butters, and oils, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, and out of exposure to heat and sunlight. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.
Natural skin care rewards you with the knowledge of knowing what you are putting on your body, thereby greatly reducing the chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction. Immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.
Should there be a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a product, let me know and if possible we can substitute.
Shifting to natural body care gears you away from commercial hype concerning beauty and more towards trusting your own intuition. Feel nurtured and more spiritually in tune with what your body needs to remain in good health, which is the description of beauty.
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