Mint leaves are rich in iron. Menthol helps tighten skin pores. This toner whisks away oil, surface dirt and dead skin cells from your skin.
2 1/4 hrs (2 hrs prep)
yield: 4 1/2 oz.
tablespoon dried mint or 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
cups boiling water
orange (only the peel, i.e., orange part only of it)
tablespoon vodka or witch hazel
Put mint leaves in a heat resistant bowl.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over them.
Allow to sit until completely cooled.
Put the orange peel in another heat-resistant bowl.
Pour the remaining boiling water over it.
Let it sit until completely cooled.
Take 1/4 cup of mint water, 1/4 cup of orange blossom water (available at any ethnic Indian grocery store and it''s cheaper there than at a drug store/pharmacy) and 1 tbsp.
of vodka or witch hazel, mix well and bottle in an airtight container.
Apply to your skin using a clean cotton ball.
You could use any remaining mint or orange water in a spray bottle as a freshener for skin and hair.
Else, you could use this in your favourite cold cream recipe!