Rose water, elderflower water and lavender water all make useful toning lotions.
All are available from the pharmacist or from natural beauty products suppliers.
Wash a cucumber (organically grown for preference) and put it through a juice extractor
(or in a blender, then strain off the juice). Wipe the juice over your face and leave it to dry.
1 tablespoon oatmeal
2 tablespoons (30ml) horsetail infusion
Simmer oats in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain and use the water as gruel.
Combine one teaspoonful with horsetail infusion and bottle. Keep in a cool place for 2-4 days.
Apply it to the face and neck and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water or rose water,
Rose Water And Witch Hazel Toning Lotion
4 tablespoons (60ml) lemon juice
4 tablespoons (60ml) witch hazel
4 tablespoons (60ml) rose water
3 drops essential oil of lavender
Mix all the ingredients together and bottle. Shake well before using.
This lotion will help to restore the acid skin mantle, close the pores, tighten and freshen
Several herbs can be used in tepid infusions as skin fresheners; these include chamomile,
yarrow, sage, mint, lady’s mantle, elderflowers and fennel. Add one or two drops of tincture
of benzoin, to help preserve the lotion a little longer, per cup of infusion.