Directions

  1. B tenderize oatmeal with rose petals and lavender buds.
  2. Pour the mixture into a clean mixing bowl.
  3. Add cornmeal, Irish moss powder, kelp granules, and comfrey root powder, and mix well.
  4. Put a small amount into a container for daily use.
  5. Store remainder in an airtight container. It will keep indefinitely, although it's best if used within 6 months.
  6. To use, rinse your face with water first.
  7. Put a small amount of the cleansing powder in your hands and add enough water to make a paste.

Before making an herbal face cleanser, use a blender to chop up ingredients like oatmeal, rose petals, or lavender buds.

  1. Rub your face gently, making little circles with your hands.
  2. Rinse your face with warm water, ending with a cold splash to close the pores.

Yield: About I cup of cleansing grains

Caution: If you are pregnant, consult with a physician before using any formula that contains comfrey root powder.

(Corny Cjeanser for I^ry kin

If soap makes your skin uncomfortably dry, try this gentle herbal mixture from herbalist Sue-Ryn Burns of Hill Woman tj Productions on Wellesley Island, New York. Her combination of cornmeal, oatmeal, slippery elm powder, chamomile flowers, and other herbs will leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth. You can use this cleanser as a face mask, too—just leave the paste on your face until it dries, then gently brush it away.

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