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"Unveiling the Calming Magic: Chamomile Chronicles for a Blissful 2024"

That beautiful white and yellow daisy-like plant that has many health benefits.

Chamomile (kam-uh-mahyl, -meel)


One of my favorite Herbal Teas is Chamomile. Why? Beyond tea, chamomile has versatile uses. It's like a soothing multitasker for your well-being.


Sipping Chamomile tea has many potential health benefits such as aiding sleep, reducing stress, soothing digestive issues, and providing antioxidants that support immune health.


In skincare it has anti-inflammatory properties, helping soothe the skin. You can make chamomile teabags for tired or puffy eyes. It's a simple and natural way to give your eyes a refreshing break. Or, a facial spray mist. A chamomile spray mist can be a lovely addition to your skincare routine. It may offer a gentle soothing experience, particularly for sensitive irritated skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.


Chamomile essential oil is used in aromatherapy for relaxation. Additionally, it's employed in herbal remedies, like chamomile-infused oils or tinctures, for various health concerns. The gentle nature of chamomile makes it a versatile herb across different domains.


Look out for our up-and-coming Herbal Mocktails for an ethereal experience.


Here are a couple of recipes from Flor y Yerba's apothecary we'd like to share with you.


Refreshing Chamomile Face Mist:

Ingredients:


  1. 1 loose tea chamomile bag

  2. 1 cup hot water

  3. 1-2 organic chamomile essential oil (optional)

  4. Clean 4 oz. glass spray bottle


Instructions:


  1. Steep the chamomile tea bag in hot water for about 10-15 minutes.

  2. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.

  3. If desired, add 1-2 drops of chamomile essential oil.

  4. Remove the tea bag and pour the chamomile tea into a clean 4 oz. glass spray bottle.

  5. Close the bottle and shake well to mix essential oil.

  6. Store the mist in the refrigerator.

  7. Spritz the chamomile mist on your face whenever you need a soothing boost.



Chamomile Tea Bags for your eyes:

Ingredients:


  • 2 chamomile tea bags

  • 1 cup hot water

Optional: Refrigerator for cooling


Instructions:

  1. Steep the chamomile tea bags in hot water for about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the tea bags and let them cool for a few minutes.

  3. If desired, refrigerate the tea bags for an additional cooling effect.

  4. Once the tea bags are comfortably warm or cool, place them over your closed eyes.

  5. Relax and leave the chamomile tea bags on your eyes for 10-15 minutes.

  6. Enjoy the soothing and refreshing experience.

This DIY chamomile eye treatment can help reduce puffiness and provide a relaxing break for your eyes.




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*Flor y Yerba sells and uses German chamomile flowers, grown in Egypt.


Introductory photo credit: Giuliana Farris








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