The last time I made herbal ice it was to simply add a little flair to a glass of water. I hadn’t thought about using them in other applications until discovering this recipe at The Natural Beauty Workshop. Although some of the ingredients are
exotic not those I typically keep on hand, I chuckled to myself as I read the first step in the directions and realized that a microwave is actually the bigger challenge—we don’t own one. More on that at a later date, perhaps over cocktails. Anyhoo, here goes:
Skin Soothing Herbal Ices
Makes twelve cubes
- 4 ounces Aloe Moist (Or Aloe Vera Gel 1:1)
- 4 ounces Witch Hazel Hydrosol
- 1 ounce Roman Chamomile Hydrosol
- 1/2 ounce Lavender Hydrosol
- 1/2 ounce Lemon Balm Hydrosol
- 1 ounce Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 ounce Water
- 1/4 ounce Menthol Crystals
- 12 fresh mint leaves
Heat the distlled water in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the Menthol Crystals to the water, and stir until fully dissolved. Combine the mentholated water with the Aloe Vera, Chamomile, and Witch Hazel. Place a single mint leaf in each cavity of your ice cube tray, then carefully pour the mixture into the tray, filling every cavity just below its brim. Freeze for at least one hour, until fully hardened. Store the cubes in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Check out more DIY beauty recipes like this at The Natural Beauty Workshop!