Liquorice

It's been a long time since I've seen these.... the liquorice root is also an essential beauty product. Liquorice naturally contains glycyrrhizinate so it's great for preventing redness and reducing the inflammation of eczema. A natural moisturiser liquorice also lightens/brightens skin.

Now we don't all have a pot of ethanol to hand and I'd be a little squeamish about boil alcohol on a stove so to get the extract;

Pop a couple of roots in a pot with about 200ml of water and bring to the boil. Then leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave for another 15-20 minutes. Afterwards this mix some of the liquid with either aloe vera gel or virgin coconut oil and slap it on your face for 10-20 minutes. Redness gone :)

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