Titania's Facial Flowers

Who can say they have a beauty regimen as lavish as the Queen of the Faeries? Steal this trick from Titania and you certainly can. If you should come across her caravan deep in the woods on a midsummer night, surrounded by her court of faeries, pay her a compliment (she loves to be adored!) and she might confess that she maintains her dewy complexion with the essences of flowers. What could be more fitting for a Queen who is surrounded by them?

 

Prepare a floral facial steam like that of Titania to bring the essence of flowers to your skin.

 

You will need:

3 tbsp of each of the following:

 

Dried calendula flowers

Dried rose petals

Dried chamomile buds

Dried lavender buds

Dried comfrey

1 drop of lavender essential oil (optional)

 

A cloth or towel

A large glass or heat-resistant bowl

 

  1. On a stovetop, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

  2. Place flowers in a large, heat-resistant bowl, mix lightly with your hands. Add drops of essential oils if you choose.

  3. When water is near boiling, remove from stove and pour over flower mixture

  4. Drape cloth or towel over your head and lean over the steam, letting it open your pores and increase circulation. Take deep breaths of the sweet floral aroma.

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