It’s been a productive late night anyways, as I’ve putted quietly around the kitchen and played with my new website some. Incidentals now has a home and will be developing a website as we develop a cohesive product line.
Meanwhile, I made a batch of manly scented deodorant and lotion, some rose clay facial soaps, and contemplated shaving my legs but that was too depressing.
I did, however, remember that I promised to put up my recipe for toner. So here it is:
1 cup lavender water
1/3 cup witch hazel
1 tsp ascorbic acid (or approximately one ground up 500mg vitamin c tablet)
To get lavender water, steep 2 Tbsp lavender buds in 1 cup boiling water until comes to room temperature then strain. Take 2/3 c remaining water and add ascorbic acid and witch hazel, store in jar with good lid. Swab face with this solution as desired to remove excess dirt and pollutants.
Other herbs may be used instead of lavender. Calendula,comfrey, and others have healing or soothing properties.