Floral Healing Facial
Calendula is a beautiful flower that is closely connected with skin health. It’s commonly used as a homeopathic remedy for several skin ailments, including relief of skin inflammation, bruising, slow healing wounds, and eczema. Calendula also has antifungal properties and is wildly known to be antimicrobial and an excellent skin purifier.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A, known for supporting acne-prone skin. Sweet almond oil is a wonderful natural moisturizer.
3 cups water
4 tablespoons organic honey
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons dried calendula flowers
Preparation and Application
Cut carrots into chunks with the skin on. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Throw in carrots. Boil until the carrots are soft, about 15 minutes. Mash them in a bow. Add the organic honey and almond oil. Add calendula flowers. Mix until you have a smooth orange paste. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool. It’s a good idea to use a tongue depressor for application to avoid depositing the oil and germs of your fingertips onto your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water to seal the pores.
Recipe from Natural Beauty: Homemade Recipes for Radiant Skin & Hair by Elizabeth TenHounten.