Winter dryness and forced air heating can be as brutal as summer heat and drought. We need whatever help we can get to feel refreshed. Refreshing and stimulating for the skin because of the menthol herbs, this freshener also hydrates.
2 cups bottled mineral water
10 drops each peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake to blend. Spritz to freshen the skin. Be sure to keep your eyes closed when spraying.
Variation: Add 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin as it draws moisture to the skin, hydrating it even further.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).