Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Herbal Disinfecting Spray

Make your own herbal disinfecting spray by gently simmering a handful of a mix of rosemary, lavender, sage and thyme in 1 1/2 cups of water for 30 minutes in a covered pot. Use whatever proportions suit you best scent-wise and leave out an herb if you don't like the scent.
Strain out the herbs and put the liquid in a spray bottle. Use to clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces. Store the excess in the fridge for up to a week.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fennel Eye Soother

Fennel Eye Soother for Tired Eyes and Skin

Add 3 tablespoons of crushed fennel seeds to 1/3 cup of distilled water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the seeds from the infusion. Cool to room temperature.
To use, soak gauze squares in the infusion, squeeze out the excess and place on the eye lids for 15 minutes. the leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and can also be used as a skin rinse. Fennel is rejuvenating and soothing.