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DIY Spa Treatment: A Botanical Face Wash

This DIY gentle facial cleanser recipe takes just minutes to put together yet leaves your face feeling soft, hydrated, and clean. Since it contains thyme (a puffiness reducer) your skin will look calmer and less irritated. I tweaked it to add ingredients that tone and tighten. Although this cleanser won't lather, I guarantee you'll feel it working. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 Tbsp of dried thyme
  • a few small shavings of fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (and take out the seeds)
  • To find out how to concoct this invigorating botanical face wash at home,


    • STEP 1: Boil the water in a kettle and then pour it into a pot. Mix in the thyme, the ginger, and the fennel seeds and then cover the pot.
    • STEP 2: Next, add the lemon juice and let it sit, covered for 10 to fifteen minutes.
    • STEP 3: Then, strain the mixture so that the seeds, fennel, ginger, and lemon remnants don't make it to the final product. Pour the liquid into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator in between uses.


    Join The Conversation
    me-n-myself me-n-myself 9 years
    love to try but is it fine to apply to acne prone skin type?
    austerity austerity 9 years
    ...before adding the lemon?
    austerity austerity 9 years
    No,it's a toner I guess. So you dab some of it on a cotton pad and wipe your face with it. Hey ehm, what are u supposed to do after covering the pot and 'Next, add the lemon', I mean how long do you leave the pot covered?
    Rose-Cullen Rose-Cullen 9 years
    How would you wash your face if it's a liquid? just splash your face with it? *shrugs* I've never washed my face like that, but sounds interesting. :)
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