- 2 Tbsp of a strong infusion of lady's mantle
- 2 Tbsp glycerin
- 2 tsp carrageen moss (Irish Moss) melted in a little hot water
- 4 Tbsp vodka
- 10 drops essential oil of rose or geranium
Stir glycerin into melted moss. Add essential oil to vodka, then blend into the glycerin mixture. Stir in lady's mantle infusion, blend well. Pour into jar, cap tightly.
Shake before using.
Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) (Alchemilla mollis)
Lady's Mantle is one of those interesting and historical herbs. The herb became known as Our Lady's Mantle because the scalloped shape of the leaves, were thought to resemble the mantle of the Virgin Mary. Later, politics intervened, and the "Our" was taken from the name.
Lady's Mantle Hand Moisturizer
2 Tbsp. finely ground oatmeal
1Tbsp. lady's mantle infusion
1 tsp. avocado oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. glycerin
Mix all to form a smooth paste. Apply to your hands at bedtime. Leave on for about a 1/2 hour, wash off and moisturize as usual with lotion. Note- an infusion is simply a very strong tea made with boiling water-allow it to "brew" for 15-20 minutes.