When I was a teenager, I loved experimenting with beauty aids. Soaps, shampoos, makeup, the latest products all jostled for my attention – and my money. But thanks to a little herb store in a small shopping mall in town, I started playing with natural remedies. I think of this as one of the big eye openers for me. It was more fun than buying the latest product, and I was learning something my friends didn’t know yet! Gaining an early understanding of how herbs can heal and restore just as well as, or often better than, the things in shiny bright packaging on television, can give teens a great start to a healthier future for them and for our planet. So here’s a wonderful herbal facial scrub that acts as a natural remedy for acne.
Take 1/4 cup of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon each of dried rosemary, lavender, and thyme. I’m a coffee grinder that you’ve reserved just for herb grinding, ground the herbs into a fine powder. Place them into a glass container that has a tight-fitting lid and add 5 drops of lemon tea tree essential oil. Mix well and close tightly. To use, take 1 teaspoon of the mixture and blend with a little aloe vera juice or rose water. Scrub the skin gently then rinse.
This natural remedy for acne is not only free of chemicals, it’s fun to try. You never know – by sharing this recipe with your teen, you may be helping start a lifetime love for herbs! If nothing else, it will help give a teen a good start into a chemical-free health and beauty regimen.