DIY Parsley and Peppermint Astringent Recipe

Using an astringent, or toner, is a great way to get a deep down clean after washing.  It removes oil and leaves your skin feeling fresh for hours after you use it.  I don't always use an astringent, but I do use it more in the summer.  When I'm outside gardening or I get sweaty from the heat, I want a deep down clean.  This DIY parsley and peppermint astringent recipe is perfect for summer because it cleans off dirt and oil very well while it cools your skin.

This recipe makes 2 cups, so you'll have plenty to last you for months.  You can use it every day or as needed.  Since this recipe doesn't use a preservative, you should store it in the fridge for a week.

DIY Parsley and Peppermint Astringent Recipe

What You Need

  1. Boil the water in a small saucepan. 
  2. Remove from heat and add parsley and peppermint leaves.  
  3. Let steep for 30 minutes
  4. Strain in to glass jar.
  5. Add peppermint essential oil.
To use, apply to your face and neck with a cotton pad after washing.  Following with a facial moisturizer.  

Shake gently before each use.  

This must be stored in the fridge.   

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