Monday, January 9, 2012

Recipe #2 Simple Mint Facial Cleanser

This is a cooling, soothing, delightfully scented, and inexpensive facial cleanser.  It is particularly good to use if you have delicate skin.

What you'll need:
2 1/2 Cups Fresh Milk
4  tbsps  Fresh Mint (Apple or Peppermint)
1 Small dark colored bottle* (Pump or Pour)
2 Small Bowls **

1.  Wash the mint off and lay on clean surface or cloth.

2.  While you let the mint dry off some, measure and pour milk into first bowl.

3.  Finely chop the mint and add it to the milk.  Cover and leave to infuse in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. 

4.  Strain the liquid through a piece of cheesecloth or paper towel into second bowl that's easy to pour.  Even after straining there might be some tiny shreds of mint in the liquid.

5.  Make sure your bottle is rinsed and dried.  Pour liquid into bottle and store in refrigerator.

6.  Apply to face with hands, facial brush, or cotton ball.  Make sure to rinse your skin well to so you leave any remaining shreds of mint on your skin.  Make sure to rinse with warm water, not hot.  Hot water can be very damaging to skin, especially for delicate skin.

*Dark or solid colored containers keep light from penetrating and damaging the mixture. Dark glass bottles are available at health food and herbal stores.  If you can't get a bottle, use a solid colored bowl that has a sealable lid.

**Bowl needs to hold at least 3 cups liquid but doesn't need to take up too much refrigerator space.  It's very helpful for at least the second bowl to have a pouring lip or be soft plastic that's squeezable to make pouring into bottle easy.

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