The essence of laurel leaves is well used in cosmetics designed for oily or combination skin with acne problems and scars.
Hydrolate of bay laurel leaves and specific soaps using concentrated extracts of these leaves tend to have exorbitant prices. Meanwhile, you can quickly and easily prepare a toner with laurel leaves in the comfort of your own home.
Such product will have antiseptic, purifying and anti-fungal properties. It will disinfect and help your skin get rid of wounds and scars. It is irreplaceable for oily and combination skin, and the one in need of mini-detox (brilliantly absorbs all impurities accumulated on the skin during the day).
The recipe is very easy: you only need to place 3 large leaves into a saucepan, pour about 50-60 ml of water. Next, bring everything to the boil. Then, cover it up and leave aside to let it cool down. Make sure to put the pan in an overshadowed place in your house. All set!
Laurel leaf blend tightens pores, disinfects the skin, normalizes the amount of sebum secretion. Therefore, your face becomes less shiny, a bit tightened and firmed and… the product is affordable. It can be performed at any time, bay leaves can be bound in every kitchen.
Toner can be poured into a decorative bottle and must be kept in the refrigerator. It should be used in the morning and evening, but beware: after 4 days it is no longer suitable for use – you must prepare a new one.
However, if in the fourth day, a large amount of preparation is left, you can successfully use it as a hair cosmetic. Do you remember how our grandmothers rinsed their hair with apple cider vinegar? You can do the same with laurel leaf toner: you can use it before or after washing your hair. It is only important that your hair is damp.
If you want to use the rinse before washing your hair with shampoo, you can leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to rub it gently into the scalp. Laurel leaves provide shine to hair and prevent greasing, therefore it will keep freshness for longer.
Nurtured skin and hair as well? Well done, you can rest on your laurels for a while now. Make sure to have a good book with you. Enjoy.