Here are recipes for a mini-facial that you can often concoct from your own garden and pantry. I recommend using cucumbers on the eyes while doing the face mask, and if you wanted to extend this process, you could make a medley of lavender, chamomile, and other herbs (perhaps rosemary). Steep this in almost-boiling water and then steam your skin to open the pores for at least 10 minutes. Then proceed to the face mask. Your skin, body, and mind will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Gentle Face Wash

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable glycerin
1 T. pure castile soap
10 drops of favorite essential oil

Apply with sea sponge in circular motion and rinse with warm water.

Herbal Salt Scrub

1/4 cup grapeseed oil or other oil
1/2 cup fine sea salt
1 T. coconut oil
1 T. diced fresh herbs
a few drops of essential oil (optional)

Apply to exfoliate skin after facial cleanser. Substitute sugar for sensitive skin.

Face Mask (great for rejuvenating dried/sun burnt skin)

1 cup natural yogurt
1/2 cup oatmeal

for oily skin: add 1-2 drops lime juice
for dry skin: add 1-2 T. honey

Mix and apply to skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse.

Chamomile Toner

1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
2 T. dried chamomile, crushed
4 cups water

Boil water and then let cool slightly. Add herbs and let steep for 15 minutes, at least. Strain into a jar and keep in fridge for 2 weeks. Apply with cotton balls. Good for oily skin.

Rosemary Toner

1/2 cup chopped fresh rosemary
4 cups water
several drops rosemary essential oil

Follow ingredients above, adding oil and a sprig of rosemary when finished. Great for healing damaged or dry skin. Works for all skin types.