Posted On July 11, 2010
The sun can be quite unforgiving and we all know that it pays to be sunwise. However, on those occasions when staying out of the sun just isn’t an option you might like to turn to the natural goodness of herbs for your summer.
Fill a jar with fresh Rose petals and Calendula (Marigold) blossoms.
Cover with Apple Cider vinegar, and soak for 2 weeks.
Strain, and bottle.
Soothing bath: Add ½ to 1 cup to a warm bath to soak the burn away
Sunburn Spritzer: Mix 1 part of the floral vinegar with 2 parts water Pour into a spray bottle and use to help calm the burning & itching.
Heat Exhaustion Tea
1 teaspoon each, dried mulberry leaves, peony root bark and peppermint leaves.
1/2 teaspoon each liquorice root and ginseng root
1 litre water
Combine the herbs and water.
Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Strain.
Drink a cup before going out in the sun.