Blemish-Busting Cleanser

Lavenderís antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help speed the healing of problem skin .

1/4 cup witch hazel

1 teaspoon glycerin

1/2 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract

8 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops tea tree essential oil

1 capsule vitamin E

Mix the ingredients with a wire whisk until blended. To use, apply with a cotton ball. Rinse well with warm water. Yield: 3 ounces .

More do-it-yourself cosmetic formulas can be found in Drop Dead Gorgeous: Protecting Yourself from the Hidden Dangers of Cosmetics.

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Kim Erickson.
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