Lavender-Rose Beauty Elixir
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Makes about 2 cups
Lavender, rose, hibiscus, and other flowers combine to make this fragrant elixir that soothes and detoxifies skin. To make a gem elixir (or just for fun), place a well-washed piece of rose quartz in the mixture, and set out in the sun (or moonlight) to infuse. This makes a fun gift as well!
1/2 cup dried rose petals
1/4 cup dried lavender
2 Tbs. dried hibiscus flowers
2 Tbs. dried calendula flowers
1/4 cup aloe vera juice (optional)
2 Tbs. raw, unfiltered honey
- Combine rose petals, lavender, hibiscus, and calendula in a teapot with a lid. Bring 21/2 cups water to a boil. Pour boiling water over flowers, cover, and let steep 7-10 minutes. Strain herbs into pint-sized glass jar with a lid; discard flowers.
- Add honey and aloe, if desired, and stir to mix well. Let cool, then cover and chill before serving. To use, drink 1/4 cup twice a day, straight or mixed with sparkling water. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.