Benefits of parsley for skin – it moisturises, stimulates circulation, soothes redness and capillaries on the face.
- 4 tablespoons fresh leaves of parsley
- 8 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons beeswax
- Wash the parsley, dry it and slice it in tiny pieces.
- Fry parsley in the oil at low temperature for half an hour. Stir all the time, wringing out the juice from the leaves. After half an hour the leaves should be tarnished. You can add lavender essential oil for better scent.
- Pour the mixture into a small jar, close and put it in a warm place for 2-3 days. You can put it on a radiator.
- After 3 days warm the mixture and strain through sterile gauze. Squeeze the oil from parsley completely.
- Warm up the strained oil and add beeswax. Heat on a stove for about a minute, as soon as the wax melts, turn off the stove.
If you want a firmer cream, you can experiment a bit with extras.
Combine different variants:
- 2 drops of tea tree oil – acts antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil – nourishes the skin, smells good
- virgin castor oil – hydrates and nourishes damaged skin
- apricot kernel oil – nourishes dry and sensitive skin, it helps with the premature ageing of the skin and absorbs quickly, great for massage
- avocado oil – nourishes dry skin, helps with premature ageing of the skin, hydrates it and makes it soft and smooth, perfect for massage
- aloe vera gel – renews skin cells, when applying to the skin it creates a cooling sensation
1. cream variant: 10 ml cream of parsley for skin care mix with half a spoon of aloe vera gel
2. cream variant: 10 ml cream of parsley for skin care mix with half a spoon of castor oil
3. cream variant: 10 ml cream of parsley for skin care mix with 1 spoon of apricot kernel oil
4. cream variant: 40 ml cream of parsley for skin care, mix 1 spoon of avocado oil and half a spoon of aloe vera gel, add two drops of tea tree oil and 3 drops of lavender essential oil
5. cream variant: 40 ml of pure parsley cream or add all ingredients to it
Put each cream into a separate pot, close and put a label with a list of ingredients or some name for the cream.
Parsley cream can be used for massage, that is why I recommended adding some essential oils. The massage will stimulate circulation, opposed to the ordinary application on the skin. It is especially good for a leg massage because many people have visible capillaries which are particularly common among women with cellulite. Parsley cream becomes multipurpose if you simply mix all the ingredients in one cream.
Last year my parsley cream was almost black, while this year it turned out surprisingly bright, which I attribute to the properties of parsley, which are dependent on many things (the weather, the amount of rain, the land on which it grew, etc.).
Tincture and extract will turn out different to everyone, which is the charm of natural, local preparations. You can always go to a pharmacy and buy a pre-composition with standardized amounts of active ingredients, however, it’s more challenging to create your own composition and use it.