If you or your teen have problems with acne, perhaps you’ve had the opportunity to take a gander at the long and intimidating ingredient list on the bottles and jars of the more popular products boasting their ability to clear the skin. Scary, isn’t it? Besides not being able to recognize anything on the list but perhaps words like “water” or “alcohol,” pronouncing anything on there is enough to win you some sort of prize. But there is hope, oh yes, there is. You can make your own acne remedy with a few powdered herbs.
What You’ll Need:
1 Tbs. dried rosemary
1 Tbs. dried lavender
1 Tbs. dried thyme
5 drops lemon tea tree essential oil
Again, you can either buy the herbs already powdered (although I’d recommend doing it yourself) or haul out the mortar and pestle or the coffee grinder you’ve designated special for herb use. Grind to a fine powder the dried rosemary, lavender, and thyme. Place these into a glass container, one which has a tight fitting lid for later storage. Add the 5 drops of lemon tea tree essential oil. Lemon tea tree oil comes from a variation of the tea tree, and as its name suggests, the oil has a smoother, calming lemon scent. It’s wonderful for the complexion. Mix the herbs and oil well and store it tightly closed.
To use your facial scrub, mix 1 teaspoon with a little aloe vera juice or rose water. Scrub your skin gently and rinse.
Teens will enjoy the fragrance, whether boys or girls, and it’s even better if you get them in on the making of the scrub. Remember, teens can benefit from grinding away their frustrations with a mortar and pestle too. Just tell them to envision their homeroom teacher or younger sibling, and you’ll end up with a very fine powder indeed. If you’re the one in need of acne treatment, you can envision your local internet provider.