DONNA LEE’S BASIC MOISTURISER
Herbalist Donna Lee of Cottage Hill Herbs shares her recipe for a moisturising cream.
Ingredients • 100g base cream (see box, right) • 4ml aloe vera liquid • 5ml cold pressed apricot oil • 5ml hydrosol of lavender • 8 drops pure essential oil of lavender Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place into pots.
Note: Aloe vera acts as a catalyst, pushing other ingredients deeper into the tissues, increasing collagen production, and smoothing out lines. It also moisturises and feeds the skin.