When I stumbled upon this recipe, I couldn’t believe how stupid easy it was. But that’s what I love about working with nature’s ingredients - they contain so much powerful medicine already. So easy and naturally effective = win/win for me and you.
The base of this mixture is a strong thyme infusion. I literally cut a handful of thyme from my garden but you could grab some from the market as well. Thyme is amazingly antibacterial and, when combined with tea tree oil, this concoction becomes super healing and highly preventative.
It’s a great tonic for skin (acne, burns, infections, and inflamed eczema for example) but also for spraying on doorknobs and telephones and even to purify the air if you are living with people who are sick.
Thyme + Tea Tree Tonic
- 2 cups water
- handful fresh thyme
- 25 drops tea tree oil
- Splash of vodka
Bring water to a boil.
Place thyme in bowl, cover with boiling water and place a plate over to steep for 30 mins.
Strain into bowl and add in tea tree oil and vodka. Add to bottles (spray or stopper/cork) and shake vigorously.
Keeps for 2 weeks.
Apply with a spritz or a swipe of a cotton pad.
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