Daily Health Tips update for September 16:
Packed with flavor and antioxidants, apples are a traditional harbinger of autumn in many parts of the country. Of course, they can be used for so many culinary delights, but fresh apple juice also acts as an astringent on our skin. How? Apples are full of malic acid, which is the key ingredient in removing dead cells from the outer layer of skin. Malic acid is also known to help soothe sore muscles. You can relax your muscles and exfoliate your skin in this homemade Apple Bath soak recipe from The Herb Quarterly:
1 cup fresh apple juice
¼ cup honey
½ cup liquid castile soap
¼ cup ground cinnamon
To prepare: Stir all the ingredients together and pour into a clean jar.
To use: Shake container to mix any settled ingredients. Pour ¼ to ½ cup into the tub under running water. Store remaining soap in the refrigerator. Makes 12 ounces.
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