D.I.Y. Lavender and Marigold Acne Treatment

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Treat acne by using bright orange marigolds (which contain salicylic acid) with this D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 10 rose geranium flowers (with leaves)
  • 8 marigold flowers
  • 20 lavender flowerheads
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 packet vegetable gelatin
  • 5 tsp. vodka
  • 20 drops tea tree oil

Directions:

  • Chop the flowers, leaves and stems of the geraniums; place in a bowl with the marigold and lavender
  • Bring water to a boil; pour over the flowers in the bowl
  • Let sit for 10 minutes (or until the water has changed to the colors of the flowers)
  • Place this combination into a blender; blend well
  • Strain the mixture using a small strainer or piece of cheesecloth into a bowl/container
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the gelatin in 2 tbsp. of cold water
  • Slowly add the flower infusion water (from previous steps); stir well
  • Add the vodka and tea tree oil to the mixture; stir well till a gel forms
  • Pour the mixture in a pump dispenser or another type of bottle
  • Apply to acne areas twice a day (or as needed)

*When stored in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 6 weeks.

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner for Acne

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Tone your face while banishing and preventing acne with this facial toner!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 oz. water
  • 4 bags green tea
  • 1 bag chamomile tea
  • 10-15 drops tea tree oil
  • 10-15 drops jojoba oil
  • 10 aspirin pills (plain)

Directions:

  • Pour the apple cider vinegar into a container
  • Boil the water and steep the tea bags in it for 30 minutes; let cool
  • Remove tea bags and squeeze out any excess water
  • Add the tea water as well as the oils to the container with the apple cider vinegar
  • Crush the aspirin pills so that they are a fine powder; add to the container with the other ingredients
  • Strain the toner mixture using a coffee filter to remove any excess chucks/bits of aspirin
  • Apply to face using a cotton ball or soft tissue

Blackhead Reducing Face Mask Recipe

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Visibly reduce blackheads with this D.I.Y. face mask by using it 3 times a week!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 3 drops lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (except honey); mix well
  • Slowly mix in the honey to form a thick consistency
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 2 minutes and then gently massage mixture into skin for 1 minute
  • Rinse with warm water