When burns, rashes, and bug bites have got you down it's time to ice things up. An ice cube can be just the thing to take the edge off your pains, but plain old water isn't always enough. This simple recipe combines soothing chamomile, conditioning aloe, and chilly mint to create the most soothing ice cubes ever. Fresh mint makes these little cubes extra pretty, but it's really the Aloe Vera Gel, Witch Hazel Hydrosol, Chamomile Hydrosol, and Menthol Crystals doing all the work in this recipe. Freeze a batch to keep handy in the freezer for treating minor burns and skin irritations all year long.
Skin Soothing Herbal Ices
Makes twelve cubes
- 4 ounces Aloe Moist (Or Aloe Vera Gel 1:1)
- 4 ounces Witch Hazel Hydrosol
- 1 ounce Roman Chamomile Hydrosol
- 1/2 ounce Lavender Hydrosol
- 1/2 ounce Lemon Balm Hydrosol
- 1 ounce Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 ounce Water
- 1/4 ounce Menthol Crystals
- 12 fresh mint leaves
Heat the distlled water in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the Menthol Crystals to the water, and stir until fully dissolved. Combine the mentholated water with the Aloe Vera, Chamomile, and Witch Hazel. Place a single mint leaf in each cavity of your ice cube tray, then carefully pour the mixture into the tray, filling every cavity just below its brim. Freeze for at least one hour, until fully hardened. Store the cubes in an airtight container for up to 3 months.