Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. -- T. A. Edison
A big brand has recently launched a willowherb based line of facial skin care, that is - as per producer - "made up of both natural and synthetic ingredients." Those products are sold at the major retail stores such as Macy's and Sephora and cost accordingly. With our DIY guide, you won't need to break the bank and will get to enjoy all the rejuvenating benefits of willowherb without added chemicals.
Willowherb (a.k.a. Fireweed, Ivan Chai) is a first colonizer plant that restores the soil and prepares the forest for regeneration. Willowherb leaves packed with antioxidants including myricetin, quercetins, kaempferol, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, catechins, chlorogenic acid, and palmitate acid, as well as tannins. Willowherb leaves are also a good source of vitamins A, C, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, manganese, and iron. In fact, willowherb leaves contain more vitamin C per 1 oz. than citrus fruit or rosehips. Fireweed that is growing in northern areas contains higher amounts of vitamin C than fireweed growing in warmer areas. Willowherb has been used safely as a tonic tea for hundreds of years in Siberia, Russia, and throughout Europe. Just as willowherb helps the land revive and reestablish vegetation, it helps people rejuvenate and revitalize their bodies.
This facial moisturizer is excellent for acne-prone skin because willowherb tea is packed with antioxidants and lemon controls the secretion of oils. Both honey and glycerin keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Get all the hydration without the shine!
This jelly cleanser is ideal for removing dirt, oil, and makeup thanks to its "melting" formula. It will nourish your skin while gently and deeply cleaning it. This formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
A little skin serum goes a long way! Use an oil dropper or a low-volume pump to add a small amount of serum to the palm of your hand. Next, gently spread serum over your face using non-dominant fingers (avoid using your pointer finger or thumb, as they put more pressure onto your skin).
Save money and pamper your skin with those simple and yet powerful DIY willowherb skincare products. Wash your face with the makeup remover. Shake the serum in the bottle to mix the oils. Drip a couple of drops of your serum onto your fingertips and dot onto your face, especially on the fine lines, dry spots and gently massage in. Follow up with a moisturizer.
Stay healthy and beautiful! 💚