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Limeflower footbath – a treat for feet in the heat

Limeflower foot bath

A footbath is a lovely way to still life for ten minutes. Your feet literally take a pounding every day, so take time to rest and restore them. Healthy, happy feet help you take life in your stride. Make your footbath even more calming with lime flower. Calming lime flower Limeflower is one of the…

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10 ways to use elderflower water in skincare

Ten natural skincare treatments you can make with elderflower water (plus a couple of curiosities) Elderflower water was the go-to complexion enhancer on every dressing table in the past. It is widely used in skincare for its conditioning and skin lightening, properties that can be handy for reducing freckles and sunburn and for treating greying…

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Essential Elderflowers of Summer

Elderflower a classic natural skincare ingredient for softening skin and creating an even complexion

Midsummer Elderflowers Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) is an essential summer scent, a classic element in the hedgerow. It has been used since Roman times. The whole elder tree has uses: leaves, flowers bark and berries. Elder has been termed ‘the medicine chest of the country people’ (Ettmueller). John Evelyn wrote: ‘if the medicinal properties of its leaves,…

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