Want to learn how to use sweet violet for natural skincare recipes? Continue reading this article and discover three natural skincare recipes with sweet violet.
Sweet violet (Viola odorata) is one of the most gorgeous spring flowers and has been used for centuries for simple natural skincare recipes. But did you know that sweet violet is also a medicinal flower? You can learn more about the medicinal properties of sweet violet here. Without further ado, let’s get to the three natural skincare recipes with sweet violet that you can easily make at home.
3 DIY Natural Skincare Recipes with Sweet Violets
1. How to Make Sweet Violet Oil
One of the simple natural skincare recipes with sweet violet is sweet violet oil, which can be used for body massage, and to fade old scars, due to its emollient properties.
Ingredients: sweet violet flowers, almond oil, or sunflower oil.
Preparation: Fill a glass jar with sweet violet flowers, then pour over oil to cover them. Seal the jar tightly and let it sit for 8-10 days in a bright, warm place. Stir daily. Strain the sweet violet oil and store it in a cool, dark place in an amber jar or glass container.
Use: Apply a small amount of sweet violet oil on the face and body, with a light massage. You can use the sweet violet oil daily, or after bathing, as it is super hydrating, soothing, and rich.
2. Sweet Violet & Rose Bath
Sweet violet flowers and roses bath has a refreshing, and overall relaxing effect. The skin becomes more velvety and smooth, and the scars fade, after bathing in this floral water. Here is how to prepare this romantic bathwater.
Ingredients: fresh sweet violet flowers and rose petals (one handful each)
Preparation: Mix the flowers and store them in a cool, glass jar. For bathing, put one or two handfuls of the flowers in a linen cloth bag. Tie the sachet to the bathtub faucet, so that it reaches the bathwater and soaks well. Allow for the hot water to flow through the sachet into the tub until it is halfway full. The bag should be in the water permanently during bathing.
Enjoy this sweet violet and rose petals bath whenever you feel like unwinding, and pampering yourself. You can Epsom salt or natural salt to the bathwater for even greater relaxation.
3. Princess Sissy’s Lotion with Sweet Violets
The following recipe was Empress Sissi of Austria’s favorite skincare recipe that she used to prepare herself. Princess Sissi was famous for her beauty and for the arsenal of skin creams and lotions she made herself. Here is her famous sweet violet lotion recipe.
Ingredients: fresh sweet violet flowers, apple cider vinegar, distilled water.
Preparation: Fill a glass jar with the flowers, then pour enough apple cider vinegar just to cover them. Seal the jar and leave to soak for 2 days (shake several times a day). Remove the flowers and add the same amount of distilled water into the apple cider vinegar. Give it a good mix and the sweet violet face lotion is ready to use.
Use: Apply the lotions to the skin, neck, and décolleté, in the morning and in the evening. Princess Sissi’s skin lotion recipe has toning, softening, calming, and anti-inflammatory action on the skin.
If you’ve enjoyed learning about natural skincare recipes with sweet violets, and Princess Sissi’s face lotion recipe, you can also check our article on natural skincare recipes with spring flowers. Also, please share on social media so more people can learn how to make natural skincare with sweet violets. Stay beautiful, naturally!
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