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Last week, I brought you elderberry health benefits and uses and showed you how to make your own elderberry syrup. When I began researching elderberries, one exciting benefit I found was its skin benefits. I am such a sucker for anything beauty related, so of course, I had to play around with elderberries in my beauty routine. Read on for two new DIY Beauty-Boosting Elderberry Recipes…
This toner recipe is divine! It’s great alone or with the optional oils. Here’s why I ultimately chose the oils I use in this recipe.
Ylang Ylang: Known for its sweet floral fragrance, it helps moisturize and revitalize skin. This uplifting essential oil is great for all skin types, but it especially benefits dry or mature complexions.
Frankincense: Has been sought after since ancient times for its many benefits, including its rejuvenating and beautifying properties. Great for all skin types—but especially beneficial for mature complexions—this luxurious oil helps moisturize and smooth the skin.
Lavender: It is the perfect place to start and is a must-have in every home. This popular essential oil soothes and nourishes all skin types and is easy to incorporate into your skin care regimen every day.
Elderberry Tea Toner Recipe
- 2 T dried Elderberries (like this)
- 1 cup water
- Boil water and simmer berries for 15 minutes or more.
- Allow to cool and transfer to glass spray bottle (like these).
- Add essential oils, if desired. I also like to add 2 drops of argan oil in the dry winter months. In summer, I like to use my favorite balancing face oil from Beautycounter.
- Shake well before using.
How to Use
- Spray liberally onto face, neck, and chest. Follow with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
- Toner may also be used to refresh skin during the day or set makeup.
- I like to use this after cleansing to set my makeup and to refresh my face during the day. When I don’t have time to make my own toner, I use this plumping spray to set my makeup and re-hydrate and refresh my skin throughout the day.
Elderberry & Lavender Steam Recipe
- Use berries steeped above, cover with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- Transfer water to a bowl and add 2 drops Lavender Essential oil (like this).
- Hold clean face over steaming water (not too close) for up to 15 minutes. You may choose to cover our head with a towel.
- You’ll be getting all the antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties to benefit your skin and respiratory system.
- After steaming, use your favorite mask, the toner above, followed by moisturizer and eye cream.
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