A strong cleansing formula that requires a 6-week period to make, but once made will keep for years outside refrigeration.
Use the following freshly dried herbs: 14 oz. 100 proof vodka
1 handful yarrow, 1 handful calendula blossoms, 1 handful roses,
1 tablespoon comfrey root (cut)
Make tincture with herbs and vodka following Directions for Alcohol Tinctures Using Dried Herbs.
To use as a general facial astringent you may want to dilute tincture before use.
For a single treatment dilute 1/2 -1/2 teaspoon of tincture in 1 teaspoon of water and apply to face with cotton swab or cloth. To dry out pimples, apply tincture undiluted directly onto affected area as often as needed. This preparation is also excellent for cleaning wounds. Makes about 10 oz.
Variation: Add 1 drop of wintergreen essential oil per treatment for added cleansing.