It's Therapy Thursday and today's recipe is a Star Anise Skin Tightening Toner by Natural Face Therapy.
1/4 cup star anise
1 cup water
1/2 cup rice (white, brown, jasmine, etc.)
2 drops Frankincense essential oil (optional)
Bring water to a boil. Add star anise and return to a boil. Simmer on medium-low heat for 4 - 5 minutes. Watch to ensure seeds do not burn.
Put brown rice in a bowl and pour star anise water and seeds over the rice. Cover and let sit for six hours or overnight.
Strain mixture and pour into a bottle. Add frankincense.
To apply: After cleansing face, wet a cotton pad with the toner and wipe on face. Let dry for five minutes then apply moisturizer.
Store for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.