The natural astringent properties of fennel, parsley and mint will cool and refresh skin while imparting a fresh and sweet scent. The combination of these herbs and apple cider vinegar relieves and soothes itchy, scaly skin and balances the skin’s PH levels. This multipurpose recipe can be used as a gentle skin toner, a hair tonic, an aftershave, or an after sun soothing spray; and can easily be made with simple ingredients from your kitchen.
2 cups distilled/ filtered water
1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
¼ cup (small bunch) flat parsley leaves
¼ cup (small bunch) peppermint leaves
Boil water and pour over fennel, parsley and mint. Let this mixture steep until water has cooled to room temperature and liquid is a light green color. Strain and combine the tea with apple cider vinegar. Store in a glass bottle and use within 30 days.
To use, apply with a cotton pad or spritz onto face, scalp and body.
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