Hollyhock Soother for Skin and Hair

Make this hollyhock “tea” for the bath or combine with vinegar for a hair conditioner

| Summer 2017

  • Use handfuls of hollyhock flowers, leaves, or a combination of both to make a hollyhock soother for skin and conditioner for hair.
    Photo by Adobe Stock/Birgit Brandlhuber

You can use hollyhock leaves, hollyhock flower petals, or a combination of both in this soothing recipe.

Ingredients:

• 2 handfuls hollyhock flower petals and/or leaves
• Water to cover

Directions:

Cover 2 handfuls of hollyhock leaves, flower petals, or a combination of both in cool, clean, unchlorinated water to about 1 inch over the plant material. This can be done in a bowl or large glass jar but should be covered and set aside in a shady spot indoors overnight. 

Strain. Use the spent hollyhock leaves and flowers as a poultice for rash, splinters, or burns before composting.



Add hollyhock soother to a bath to soften skin, or combine with vinegar for a gentle hair conditioner. For the hair conditioner, use 1 cup hollyhock soother to 1/4 cup vinegar.

Use your hollyhock soother immediately, or store in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.



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