Used for centuries as a digestive aid, this aromatic vegetable soothes more than just the stomach. "Thanks to its chemical properties, it can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce inflammation," says Randi Ragan, holistic lifestyle expert and founder of GreenBliss EcoSpa.
2 raw fennel bulbs, pureed + juice of 1/2 lemon + 2 sprigs fresh thyme
Brighten your eye area with this homemade toner, which can minimize puffiness and irritation: Bring the blended fennel and thyme sprigs to a boil in a saucepan; turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, and steep 15 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and let cool, then apply with a cotton ball under the eyes. Do not rinse. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Fennel's fragrant aroma may ease nervous tension.
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