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An herbal cream for oily skin

Updated on February 11, 2008

I have saved several herbal recipes I have found..used some and some yet to try..thought someone else might like to also. G-Ma :O)

Buttermilk and fennel cleansing milk ( for oily skin)

Fennel helps remove impurities from oily skin

you will need : 1/2 cup of buttermilk ...........2tbsp.fennel seeds crushed

A. Gently heat the milk and crushed seeds together in a double boiler for 30 minutes.

B. Let it stand and infuse for 2 hrs... then strain it, bottle it.and put in the refrigerator and use in a week.


Here is another one a bit more trouble but works great...

SAGE astringent ( for oily skin)

You will need:

4 tbsp dried sage

4 tbsp ethyl alcohol ( or 6 tbsp vodka)

1/4 tsp borax

3 tbsp witch hazel

10 drops glycerin

1. Soak the sage in the alcohol for 2 weeks and strain.

2, Dissolve the borax in the witch hazel. Stir into the alcohol. Mix in the glycerin and place in a fancy bottle with a tight fitting lid. sake before use.


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    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      ok. G-Ma :o) hugs

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      I am going to give them a miss.

      Only that I have such beautiful skin.