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The Beauty of Herbs: DIY Skincare

Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Confession time: I’m a little wary of drug store skincare and beauty treatments. Many conventional brands are hiding harsh chemicals in the ingredients – that get absorbed into our bodies through our skin. What many people don’t know is that some of the most powerful, beneficial beauty ingredients are already in your teacup. It’s a lot of fun to make your own daily beauty routine in your kitchen using the nourishing gifts from nature – not to mention it can save a lot of money.

Fall is a transitional season for the mind, body and spirit – and a transitional time for the skin! Here are 4 DIY skincare recipes that promote beautiful healthy skin using one of my favorite ingredients ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi, an amazing adaptogenic herb that helps support balance, stress relief and the immune system

ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Masala Chai Tea Face Spritzer – Is there anything better than the comforting scent of chai tea? This face spritzer not only leaves your skin smelling divine, it aids in promoting a beautiful complexion! When stored in your fridge, this refreshing concoction should last up to two months.

Ingredients:

Brew the tea in the water for about 10 minutes. The water will become very dark in color. Remove the tea bags and squeeze the excess tea from each bag into the water. Add the ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi-Holy Basil Essential Oil and stir. Let the mixture cool before pouring into a little spray bottle. Spritz the mixture onto your skin for an all-natural pick-me-up!

ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Vanilla Crème Tea Skin Scrub – If your skin took a beating during those hot summer months, this skin scrub is exactly what you need! Not only does it help remove all of those dead skin cells, it leaves your body feeling silky smooth! Try applying to your body after taking a hot shower or bath. Store the scrub in your bathroom with all of your other toiletries.

Ingredients:

Heat up about ½ cup of water and brew the ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Tea Bags for about two minutes. Let the tea bags cool to the point where you can touch them. In a medium-sized bowl, squeeze out the liquid in each tea bag and mix all ingredients until they are well blended. Store the mixture in a little BPA-free container or left-over toiletry container.

ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Green Tea Face Mask and Exfoliator – Is your complexion looking a little dull? Liven it up with this easy-to-make face mask! This recipe also doubles as a skin exfoliator due to the loose leaf tea.

Ingredients:

Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Apple the mixture to your face and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Rub the mixture in a circular motion with your fingers before rinsing it off with water.

ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Pomegranate Green Tea Face Steam – Feeling stressed? Need a break from the daily grind? Give this DIY recipe a try! Not only does it relax and sooth your senses, it will help to promote clear and beautiful skin.

Ingredients:

Transfer the hot water to a heat-resistant bowl or container. Begin brewing the ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Pomegranate Green Tea by dropping the tea bags entirely into the water and add the dried mint. Set the bowl on a table where you can easily sit and rest your head above the opening. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam with your eyes closed. Do this for about 10 minutes or until the water is no longer warm.