With one week left to go until Christmas, this recipe is an extremely easy one, yet it will make a wonderful gift, either for yourself OR for a gift! And for more gift ideas, just look back at all the Make it Yourself Monday posts, as well as the past few weeks of the What's Happening Wednesday and Frankly Speaking Friday posts, where the Shop til ya Drop series has been highlighting unique gifts from various Indie shops!
So take a deep breath of lavender and relax so that you can enjoy the reason for this season!
This recipe is for a Skin Cleanser that is appropriate for normal to slightly oily skin. All you will need is; 2 sprigs of crushed, fresh thyme OR 1/2 Tbs. of dried thyme, 2 tsp. of crushed fennel seeds, juice from half of a fresh lemon, and 1/2 cup of boiling water.
To make, just put the thyme and the fennel seed into a bowl and cover with the boiling water, then add the lemon juice and allow to stand and steep for 15 minutes. Once the time has passed, strain the infusion and store the liquid in a jar. Keep this in the refrigerator in between uses.
This recipe is very gentle and can/should be used daily. The ingredients have antiseptic as well as astringent properties, and they are known to reduce puffiness and superficial skin irritations.