Due to the state of our medical and insurance industries it is becoming vital that we know how to heal our bodies. I want my girls to know that there are things we can use herbs, tinctures, teas, juices, and food to heal what ails us. We do not have to rely on pharmaceutics to cure common issues. Prescription medications have a place. I for one, rely on pharmaceuticals every day to manage my thyroid disease. When my girls started having teenage acne, before I visited the dermatologist and filled a prescription, I wanted to try something natural.
Google "thyme + vodka for acne" and you can spend hours reading how study after study has found this natural product to be more effective for the treatment of many kinds of acne without the harsh side effects of the chemical ridden, over the counter and prescription treatments. You need three things: a glass jar with a lid, fresh organic thyme and vodka. I only use organic thyme because I do not want any pesticides and fungicides on my children’s skin.
- Pack a glass jar (I love my Weck Jars) full of freshly picked thyme.
- Pour vodka over thyme until completely immersed and jar is full. I use the cheapest bottle of vodka I can buy.
- Let it sit on your counter out of direct sunlight for at least a week.
My girl likes to use a small spray bottle. Every night before bed, she uses Trader Joe’s Natural Cleansing Wipes with Tea Tree Oil to cleanse, and then she sprays the vodka/thyme lightly on her face. If she is having a break out, she will repeat this process in the morning.
It has been so helpful for my girl, I wanted to share it with anyone who suffers from acne, whether they are a child or an adult. My family will never be without it.