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This multitasking face wash acts as a cleanser, exfoliant and mask. Anti-inflammatory yarrow, chamomile and turmeric calm irritated skin, while green clay draws out excess dirt. The dried herbs and ground berries gently exfoliate to prevent blocked pores.
1 tablespoon finely ground oats or almonds
1 tablespoon green clay
1 tablespoon finely ground dried herbs – a mix of chamomile and yarrow flowers
2 teaspoons finely ground dried berberis berries or elderberries
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Combine all the ingredients in a jar. Seal. Shake. Label. Date.
Place a heaped teaspoon in your palm, add a few drops of water and mix into a paste. If you have dry or sensitive skin, add a few drops of glycerine or honey to the mix.
Rub all over your face and neck in a circular motion, leave on for 5 minutes and then wash off.
Shelf Life Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year or more.
Melt the beeswax in a bain-marie, then add the infused oils and mix well until fully combined. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes, then add the essential oils and stir well. Pour into jars, seal, label and date.
To use, massage into the affected area up to three times a day for a maximum of 2 months at a time.