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Violet Facial Toner



Violet (Viola sororia, Violaceae) has a rich tradition in Europe and it has been used for centuries for dry cough. But violet can be used also topically, as an infused oil , salve or facial toner for dry or chaffed skin. It is cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory.

Violet Facial Toner

Ingredients:

1 cup distilled water

half a cup violet flowers

1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar

Lavender essential oil (optional)

Directions:

1. Make an infusion by pouring boiled hot water over the violet flowers in a glass or ceramic container. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.

2. Strain out the flowers, pressing the flowers against the cup to ensure you obtain all the precious bluish liquid.

3. Combine the violet infusion with the vinegar.

4. Pour into a sterilized bottle and store in a cool, dry place.

5. Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil if you wish for scented toner.

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