Soothing Herbal Summer Recipe

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The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are here! How do we survive?

When the power of the sun stings your skin, you’ll want to reach for cooling astringents first. The herbs in this recipe are great at drawing out the heat before using an oil or cream. Since oil acts as a protective barrier on the surface of your skin, it can actually hold in the heat that you want to cool. This is why using tannic astringents is an important first step! You can even keep it refrigerated for an extra refreshing sensation.

Ready to make some of your own?


Organic Witch Hazel Extract: 16 ounces for $7.00 @

Organic Green Tea Leaves: 4 ounces for $5.06 @

Organic Calendula Flowers: 4 ounces for $10.25 @

Organic Cleavers: 4 ounces for $2.63 @

Organic Lavender Hydrosol: 16 ounces for $10.31 @

Aloe Vera Gel: 8 ounces for $5.25 @


Fill a mason jar 1/2 full with a mixture of equal parts green tea leaves, calendula, and cleavers. Pour witch hazel extract over the herbs and fill to the top of the jar. Cap, shake well, and infuse for 2 – 4 weeks. Strain, bottle, and label. When needed, mix 4 ounces of the extract, 2 ounces of hydrosol, and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray generously on skin several times a day until heat subsides.

Need it now! You can also make a tea with the herbs, cool it down, and then mix it with witch hazel extract, hydrosol, and aloe. Use as a spray or compress. Perfect in a pinch!

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  1. I like having herbal teas and also, using natural ingredients like dandelions in tea or a salad. Your posts are always refreshing and I appreciate your always liking my posts. I fall behind and go in spurts. Smiles, Robin

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