From the renowned Cosmetic Chef ‘s Blog
Recipe and Directions:
organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar toner
Apple Cider Vinegar is an absolute must for beautiful skin. Vinegar has a tonic action that promotes blood circulation in the small capillaries that feed the skin nutrient and oxygen rich blood. Vinegar is also antiseptic, it curbs the nasty bacteria that cultivates in our pores that lead to blemishes and breakouts. But overall vinegar is excellent for all skin types it helps dry mature skin increase circulation and promotes faster cellular turnover, and it also is beneficial for oily skin as an astringent and blemish busting home remedy.
First the vinegar.
It is a must to use organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar preferable with the “mother”. Raw vinegar is a must because it contain the all important living enzymes and minerals that make this vinegar really work. My favorite is the Bragg brand, it has been around forever and is readily available in every health food store and even some traditional grocery chains.
Natural apple cider vinegar differs from refined or distilled vinegars by the simple truth that it is made from fresh, crushed organically grown apples and allowed to mature in wooden barrels, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web like substance, called “mother”, which becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.
The mother is the dark, cloudy substance in the Apple Cider Vinegar formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues. Its appearance is due to molecules of proteins connected in strand-like chains.
What you will need.
1 Glass Jar
1 1/2 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dried Rosemary
2 Cups Distilled Water
Warm the apple cider vinegar on the stove. Make sure just to warm do not bring to boil. Place the dried rosemary in the glass jar. Cover with warm apple cider vinegar. Let the herbs infuse into the vinegar for 2 weeks. This will make a lovely scented and therapeutic herbal tonic. Then strain the vinegar and herbs. Mix together the distilled water and vinegar place into a glass container and refrigerate. Will last in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.
Daily after cleansing morning and night take a couple of tablespoons of the mixture and soak a cotton ball. Use this toner all over the skin. It is that easy. Follow up with a moisturizer of choice.
Have a beautiful day.
The Cosmetic Chef.
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