7 homemade cosmetic recipes with spruce
The spruce tree is often the chosen ornamental tree during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The spruce tree decorates every home during Christmas but at the same time refreshes and aromatizes the air. Spruce wood after the holidays can improve the appearance and health of people. Spruce needles contain a lot of valuable biologically active substances. The concentration of these substances increases especially in winter, so spruce needles are most useful then. Sharp needles are unusually rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C). In that respect, spruce needles surpass even the fruit of black currant. Spruce needles have long been considered a better remedy for scurvy. They are rich in carotene, essential oil, resins, tannins and trace elements (iron, manganese, chromium and copper). Cosmetics with needles have antiseptic, cleansing, regenerating and decogestive effect (narrow blood vessels). They are successfully used to tighten wrinkles, increase elasticity and cleanse the skin. They are used for hair care because they get rid of dandruff, and against excessive hair loss.
- Mask for nourishing and moisturizing the face – finely cut 3 tablespoons of spruce needles. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Rinse the mask after 20 minutes.
- Mask for tightening the skin of the face – two to three tablespoons of chopped needles pour a glass of milk. Cook for 10 minutes, then leave for half an hour for the mixture to cool. Dip a gauze of spruce milk. Hold for half an hour on the face, neck and décolleté. This mask tightens the skin on the face.
- For acne, it is recommended to wash with squeezed herbal liquid from spruce needles. Pour two tablespoons of spruce needles with 1 liter of warm water. Leave for 10 minutes.
- For youthful acne on the face – use homemade lotion with spruce needles. Chop 100 grams of spruce needles (5 tablespoons). Add 50 grams of dried marigold flowers, 50 grams of dried buckthorn flowers and 50 grams of dried chamomile flowers. Pour half of a liter of brandy over the resulting mixture. Leave for seven days in a dry and dark place. Strain and you get a healing lotion. Keep the lotion in a dark glass bottle in a dark place.
- Nourishing bath with spruce-warm bath (temperature 34 to 35 degrees Celsius) with a solution of spruce needles will soften and rejuvenate the skin. The bath has a healing effect against minor wounds / scratches on the skin. Pour two handfuls of spruce needles with one liter of warm water. Cook for 10 minutes and strain. Pour into a tub full of water. Spruce bark can also be used to prepare the solution. Pour 3 to 4 liters of water over half a kilogram to one kilogram of bark. Cook for 10 minutes in a completely covered pan. Allow the mixture to cool then pour into the tub. Conifer extract (half a pack for a bath) can be used to save time. Apply a warm bath before bed. The procedure should take up to 20 minutes.
- Herbal liquid against hair loss and oily seborrhea – squeeze one tablespoon of spruce needles. Pour over a glass of water and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes on low heat. Remove from the stove and allow the liquid to cool. Rub this liquid into the hair root after shampooing. Use 2 to 3 times a week. The product has a healing effect, giving the hair a pleasant and fresh forest scent.
- Alcoholic liquid against hair loss and oily seborrhea – squeeze four tablespoons of chopped needles with 2 tablespoons of honey. Add a glass of brandy and stir everything. Leave the resulting mixture in a dark place for 14 days. Strain after 14 days. Keep refrigerated. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of tincture and heat on steam. Rub warm tincture into the scalp half an hour before shampooing. Put a rubber cap on your head (or a nylon bag). Put a scarf over it. Wash your hair after half an hour.