Oily Skin

Cucumber and Peppermint for Oily Skin

step-1-apply-it-on-the-affected-area2Here is a simple facial preparation for oily skin:

Mix together:

  • 1 tbs of strong peppermint tea
  • 1/2 tsp of pure peppermint extract or 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tbsp of cucumber juice.

Use a cotton ball to apply this lotion on your skin and leave it on until it dries. Be careful not to get any in your eyes. Rinse off the mixture with warm water.


Honey Wheat Acne Cure


The proportions for this remedy are not given, so you’ll have to experiment a bit. Here’s the recipe:

  • Mix wheat-flour
  • With honey and vinegar
  • Put on the pimples at night before going to bed


I assume that upon arising, you will need to wash it off and the pimples will be gone, or at least reduced.

Lavender Astringent



  • 3 parts Lavender Flowers
  • 1 part powdered Orris
  • Sufficient cider vinegar to cover

Combine the ingredients and leave to stand for at least 2 weeks. Strain through a cloth or a coffee filter and bottle.

Note: Vinegar washes should always be diluted before using directly on the skin; a tablespoon to a wash basin of water should be sufficient.

From: The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices
For information about the individual herbs visit: The Encyclopedia of Herbology


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