- 2 C water (Evian
- ½ T dried
soapwort root, chopped (you can get this at my new line of health food
- 2 t Lemon
Verbena if you want to smell like a fruit
- 2 t Catnip if
you want healthy hair and to be attractive to cats
Bring water to a
boil, add soapwort and simmer this mixture for approximately 20
minutes. Remove from the heat, add herb(s), and then allow mixture
to cool. Strain mixture (have
an assistant do this for you, as straining is not good for us beauties).
Pour into one of my lovely crystal decanters. It will make enough
for 6-7 shampoos. You better use it within 8-10 days. Store it in a
cool dark place.
Homemade Hair Dye
course I don’t use this, my roots are just naturally dark. These
rinses are used to wash your hair. Re-use the same liquid at least
15 times. On the last rinse, leave it on for 15 minutes while you
make a soufflé or something, then rinse with clear water, you know what
(Who wouldn’t want to be!!!) 1 T lemon juice in 1 gallon warm water.
(Poor girls!) Rinse hair with a strong black tea or coffee.
(Alas!) Use a strong rosehip or clove tea or coffee.
Gray: Simmer ½ C dried sage in 2 C water for 30 minutes, then steep
for several hours. Apply to your hair and leave on ‘til
dried. Repeat every week, until you are happy with result, and then
use every month to maintain the color.
- 2 –3 large
carrots (harvested precisely at 7:15 a.m. for maximum freshness)
½ T honey
carrots (lovely with a hint of mint). Mash them with your imitation
antique Mirtha Stuwort masher. Mix with freshly gathered
Apply to the skin,
waiting 10 minutes. If you get hungry, you may lick your face.
Patented Skin Toner
all the ingredients well, strain, (remember
what I said about straining!).
Splash on your face after cleansing skin with Mirtha Stuwort Face Cleanser
available in all fine department stores. (On sale now for $59.99 per
6 oz. Bottle).
Garden Beauty Tips
If you have a blemish (God Forbid!!!), slice a potato and lay the slice
on a blemish for about 10 minutes or so. Your blemish will not be so
red and distasteful.
I swear by this! Of course it works! Pour 1 C boiling water on a
teaspoon of dried Figwort leaves. Steep it for 10 minutes and
strain. (Oh, how I hate that word!) Drink this 3 times a day
with a strong brandy. It will get rid of blemishes and also clean
I hope you enjoyed my beauty tips. Follow this beauty regimen and
you will soon have a life like mine! (Well maybe not!)