Beauty from the garden – Slow beauty
This morning while I was hanging out the washing early, the beautiful fragrance was wafting over from the Rose geranium growing wild and as it likes in the corner of the back yard. It brought a lovely smile of contentment to my face and thoughts of how I use it and fresh lavender in my beauty routine.
I make a tea out of flowers and leaves of either the rose geranium or the lavender by pouring boiling water over the leaves in my herbal tea pot. I leave it stand for maybe 10 minutes, then bottle it up and store it in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Then remake as needed.
I sometimes just take it into the bathroom when washing my face in the mornings and put some tin my hands and splash it on my face, or put it in a spray bottle and spray it on my hair, or just pour it into a bowl to soak my feet in. So simple but so refreshing and full of health benefits for skin and hair.
Making your own skin care products can be so good for the soul, and is part of my journey to slow mindful living.
Rose geranium Water is useful for all skin conditions and helps to keep the skin supple. It has a balancing effect on the mind lifts the spirit. You can do the same with rose petals.
Lavender water is soothing and antiseptic. It refreshes skin and hair and can also soothe blemished skin. Lavender is well known for its calming properties.