If you are an enthusiastic gardener then this is a good time to turn your hobby into a really enjoyable thing to do, and that is rewarding too.
You may grow various types of herbs in your garden that can be used as a cure for various ailments. Instead of buying the chemical based lip balm, healing salve, solid perfume, or soothing hand cream from the store, you can prepare your own home-made stuff this winter to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
To make them at home, you simply need a good herb-infused oil, vitamin E oil, and beeswax in varying amounts.
The first step is to infuse an oil with herbs. Jojoba oil, which is
quite expensive, works best, but olive oil is a fine substitute. Herbs
should be dried before infusing. It is a simple process. Place 2 oz. of
dried herbs in a slow cooker or crock pot and cover completely with oil.
Use a long-handled spoon to crush the herbs slightly and push them down
so they don’t float atop the oil. Place over low heat for six hours.
Let cool for a few hours, then strain the oil through a metal strainer
or cheesecloth and discard the herbs.
Almost any herb can be
infused. Comfrey leaves and calendula flowers are commonly used for a
healing salve. Lemon verbena, lemon balm, peppermint or chocolate mint
make refreshing lip balm. Lavender is wonderful in ……
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