Herbal Skin Treatment

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Herbal Skin Treatment, great for your face, simple and affordable!  Read on for Herbal skin care products you can make right in your kitchen, you'll be surprised how easy it is!

We all start with the same goal….glowing, healthy, beautiful skin.  Some spend a fortune on commercial products that are full of chemicals and harmful to our bodies. 

Herbs for skin makes total sense, they're a healthy and affordable option, not to mention very effective!  You can choose from the recipes below which of the herbal skin care recipes best fits your need.

If you want to make a real and lasting change for your skin, these herbal skin treatments are a sure bet!


Herbal Skin Treatment Recipes


Aloe Vera - (barbados)  If you’re able to grow Aloe Vera and harness the incredible power this herb offers you’ll have several reasons to use and benefit from Aloe Vera. 

It’s useful for both healing and nourishing your skin, leaving it absolutely beautiful!  If you’re not able to grow Aloe Vera, you still can enjoy the benefits of many herbal skin treatments by purchasing Aloe Vera Gel.

The aloe gel which comes from the stemmed succulent plant has proven helpful in treating burns, (including sun burns) cuts and scrapes, itching and skin conditions such as psoriasis and Rosacea.  

If using the actual plant, slice away the skin and sharp edges and rub the gel directly on to the skin. It’s a great moisturizer before bedtime or under your makeup.


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Aloe contains carboxypeptidase and bradykininase compounds which helps to reduce inflammation and swelling.   It aids in itching and pain. 

It also helps destroy bacteria and fungi (streptococcus, staphylococcus, E coli and candida)

"Cleopatra considered Aloe to be her 'beauty secret'...Aloe was so important to Egypt, that they even thought of Aloe as the 'plant of immortality'."   

I like to use the fresh gel as a facial serum but for those that want a mask, here's a couple great herbal skin treatment recipes!


Aloe & Essential Oil

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1 T Aloe Vera gel
3 T Aloe Vera juice

Now add 3 drops of your choice of Essential Oil

Tea Tree for oily skin,  Rose for drying/aging skin also helps shrink acne scars, Geranium for eczema and balancing the skins oil, Lavender for toning and balancing skin.  (There's many more great essential oils to be used, these are just a few suggestions, read below for more!)

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Mix the three ingredients well and apply to your face and neck. Allow at least 7 minutes before rinsing with warm water and patting dry.

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Aloe Honey Kelp Mask

1 Tbs  Seaweed and/or Kelp powder
½ Tbs of Aloe Vera Gel (either from the plant or pure aloe vera gel)
½ Tbs of Honey

Mix ingredients together and apply to your clean face.   After 15 minutes rinse with warm water, pat dry.

Take time to rest when you apply these mask.....maybe it's while you're relaxing in a bath, maybe just a good time to lay on your back and relax, don't forget your eyes, it's a great time to relieve tired, puffy eyes with either cucumber slices or tea bags that we've mentioned before.  (Don't toss out your tea bags after making a cup of tea, instead store them in your freezer for later use on your eyes)


Basil (wart treatment)

To remove a wart, rub basil leaves on the nub daily and cover with a bandage. If fresh is not available to you, use a few drops of the essential oil.


Calendula Stimulates the grows of skin cells to fight wrinkles, keeps complexion smooth, moist, and helps fight acne breakouts.

  1. Steep 1 Tbs of dried or 1 handful fresh calendula flowers in 1 cup of hot (not boiling) water for 5 to 10 minutes
  2. Let cool to room temperature, and strain
  3. Apply to the face with a cotton ball or clean cloth, or use as the liquid base of a lotion


Chamomile  To treat skin inflammation and rashes make a strong infusion using 1 heaping tsp of chamomile flowers per cup of boiling water. Steep until cool. Apply to skin using a cool compress.

For puffy eyes soak cotton balls in cooled chamomile tea, or use chamomile tea bags.


Comfrey  A well known herb for healing blemishes and repairing damaged skin. To make your own comfrey oil, stuff a jar of olive oil with comfrey leaves and let sit for 6 weeks. You can then use this oil on burns, scrapes, dry skin, chapped lips, eczema, etc.  You can also melt some beeswax or cocoa butter with the comfrey oil to make a salve of thicker consistency.


Lavender  A favorite herb found in many natural beauty care products.  It’s an antiseptic that is also soothing for burns, treats psoriasis, infections and sensitive skin.  Enjoy it as a spritzer by simply making lavender tea and filling a spray bottle or add a few drops of the essential oil in water.


Licorice  Has fungicidal compounds, is used by the Chinese to treat ringworm, and other fungus infections. Brew it strong  (2 Tbs of licorice tea to one cup of water) and use it as a topical treatment for a skin wash, or add to foot baths.

During a psoriasis breakout, drink 2 to 3 cups a day of licorice root tea and use some also as a compress to help clear the skin.


Nori  Try a seaweed facial right in your home!!  The high mineral content softens and nourishes the skin.    You can buy some nori sheets (the same kind you’d use for making sushi), quickly dampen with water and place them on your face for a moisturizing mask. Keep spritzing to keep the nori from drying out.  Remove after 15-20 minutes and enjoy your soft, glowing, nourished skin.


Witch Hazel  Affordable and versatile – great for minor burns, skins and scrapes and other inflammatory skin conditions. 

One of the ingredients used in Preparation H is witch hazel.    Combining witch hazel with aloe gel is a great hemorrhoid treatment.  

Witch Hazel can be used for treating varicose veins by soaking a wash cloth in witch hazel and apply on legs to reduce pain and swelling. 


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Great to apply before or after shaving to ease razor rash.  Also a lifesaver to ease the pain and aid in the healing of bug bites by apply directly. 

Great product and very affordable, should be in every medicine chest!

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