Marigold Gel for Acne

THIS IS NOT EDIBLE

Courtesy James Wong
Show: Grow Your Own Drugs Episode: Flowers
TOTAL TIME: 20 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: --
YIELD:
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 10 rose geranium flowers, with leaves and stems
  • 20 lavender flower heads
  • 8 marigold (Calendula officinalis) flowers
  • 1 sachet vegetable gelatine
  • 5 teaspoons vodka
  • 20 drops tea tree oil
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Directions

Roughly chop the flowers, leaves and stems of the rose geranium and place in a large glass bowl with the lavender and marigold. Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil and pour it over the flowers to make an infusion. Let infuse until the water has taken on the color of the flowers, 10 minutes.

Transfer the flowers and infused water to a blender and whiz. Strain the mixture through a piece of muslin into a clean bowl.

Dissolve the gelatine in 2 tablespoons of cold water in another bowl. Gradually add the flower infusion, stirring to separate any lumps. Add the vodka and tea tree oil, stirring until a gel is formed. Pour into a pot with a pump dispenser using a funnel.

Apply to affected areas 2 times a day, or as frequently as needed.

The gel will keep in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

Notes

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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