Natural clay has the ability to draw out dirt and deep clean pores.
By combining your favorite clay with ground dried flowers or herbs, you get an added boost of healing, soothing or bacteria fighting properties. By creating a dry mixture, you get the added benefit of being able to add variety to your chosen liquid and mixing it up to get different pastes. Apply to your face and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and enjoy a deep clean to wash away the dull skin of winter.
A few ideas to get you started are:
- Calendula. This flower is a classic addition to diaper creams for babies due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & skin healing properties.
- Chamomile. This flower is anti-bacterial,fungal, septic and inflammatory. It is wonderful in lotions, creams, & salves. It has been known to help with rashes, irritated or red skin & eczema.
- Cornflower. This flower extract is used as a skin conditioner & astringent. The petals add color to tea or bath soaks and have been known to soothe eye irritations & reduce puffiness.
- Lavender. This herb is one of our favorites. It has been known to regenerate skin, soothe inflammation, speed up healing of wounds.
- Lemon Balm. This herb has a market antiviral effect, especially against herpes virus; ideal for lip balms or cold soars.
- Mint. This herb is great for cooling itchy or inflamed skin conditions.
- Rose. This flower is a gentle remedy for inflammation. It cools hot flashes.
- Rosemary. This herb helps with circulation and sore muscles.
- Sage. This herb is a warm, drying, and antimicrobial. It's great for oily skin & blackheads around the nose.
- Sunflower. This flower is skin soothing and anti -inflammatory. Our Sunflower Salve combines this with Chamomile to make a wonderful aide against weathered skin.