Natural Facial Cleanser & Exfoliant

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.

Aches & Bruises Balm

Aches & Bruises Balm

A healing balm for aches, sprains and bruises.

3 tablespoons beeswax

5 fluid ounces comfrey-infused oil

5 fluid ounces elder leaf-infused oil

20 drops of wintergreen essential oil

10 drops of marjoram essential oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

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.

Shelf Life: Up to 1 year in a cool, dark place.

Warming Ointment

This ointment is ideal for cold hands and feet. Warming juniper and ginger help assist circulation to the small capillaries in the extremities, while comfrey heals chapped skin.

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons dried comfrey leaf

2 tablespoons dried juniper berries, lightly crushed

2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

1 fresh red chilli, chopped

1 cup olive oil

1 oz. beeswax

Place the herbs, berries, spices and oil in a bain-marie. Leave to infuse over a very low heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Strain, discarding the herbs and retaining the oil. Return the oil to the bain-marie, then add the beeswax, stirring until dissolved and melted. Pour into jars, then seal, label and date.

Apply as needed. Wash hands after applying and do not touch eyes.

Shelf Life: Up to 2 years.