Chamomile for Face Washing

26 Dec
You can wash your face with chamomile to take advantage of its soothing, healing qualities. There are many varieties of chamomile, all bearing a cone-shaped yellow center, which contains the herb’s active elements, says “The Complete Book of Herbs.” According to Stephanie Tourles, author of “Organic Body Care Recipes,” chamomile is good for all skin types. You can use a chamomile face wash to soften skin, You also can use it to treat inflamed skin and conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. A chamomile infusion can serve as a skin toner.

Chamomile Toner

Step 1

Boil the distilled water and add chamomile flowers. Remove from heat and let steep, covered, for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Strain the chamomile infusion through a coffee filter set in a wire mesh strainer.

Step 3

Let cool and set aside 1 cup to make chamomile face wash. Store the rest in an 8 oz. container with a tight lid. Chamomile toner will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Chamomile Face Wash

Step 1

Combine Castile soap, almond oil, 1 cup chamomile infusion and 15 to 20 drops chamomile essential oil in a large glass mixing bowl.

Step 2

Stir thoroughly with the wire whisk until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 3

Apply about 1 tsp. to face and neck with a washcloth or your fingers. Rinse with cool water. Apply chamomile toner to face and neck with a cotton ball. Follow with a gentle moisturizer.

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