Ancient Skin Care Recipes

Ancient Skin Care Recipes

You can’t write an article and not include these ancient skin care recipes. Of course every formulator, and herbalist through the years have tweaked the recipes so please feel free to have fun and make these your own.

Queen of Hungary Water
This is an ancient recipe for skin care and has many versions, and every herbalist has their own version based on the recipe of old.
Some stories of the water include it being used to reverse aging, others have it as being a heal-all water for all sorts of topical issues.
1 part Rose petals
1 part Lavender flowers
1 part Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
1 part Sage (Salvia officinalis)
1 part Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) leaf
1 part Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
1 part Orange peel (Organic)
1 part Lemon peel (Organic)
2 parts Spearmint (Mentha spicate)
Place in a jar and cover with apple cider vinegar, allow it steep in a jar for 2-3 weeks. When it is ready to strain well and cut it with rosewater. So if you have 1 cup add 1 cup rosewater to it and bottle for use.
You can also alter the water by adding Calendula (Calendula officinalis), Lilac, Carnation or Hyssop flowers or a few drops of Lavender or Rose essential oils.
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These ancient skin care recipes are not only fun to make they are useful and fun.
The legend goes that this was formulated in 1300 and was one of the first perfumes, it was supposedly so powerful that a 25 year old dignitary proposed marriage to the then 70 year old Queen of Hungary, whom this was formulated for. Learn more.

Antique Queen of Hungary Water
This recipe is based on the list of “old world” herbs used.
2 parts Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
1 part of the following herbs Lavender, Spearmint, Marjoram, Costus, Orange blossom, and Lemon.
Cover with Brandy and allow it too steep for four weeks. Strain and decant.

Rose Water and Glycerin Astringent
1/2 pint olive oil
1 ounce rose water or hydrosol
a few drops of vegetable glycerin
1-ounce vodka
2 drops Rose absolute
Add all to a jar and mix well. Shaking is an excellent way to combine all of the ingredients.

Have fun with these ancient skin care recipes.

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