Today’s post is an excerpt from the spring edition of Botanical Anthology written by Harmonie O’Loughlin. This plant centered digital publication is packed with seasonal crafts, recipes, foraging tips, articles & more. Click here on for more info and to see the full table of contents.
Lilac bursts with spring energy. She isn’t the first to the party, but she is the long awaited guest whose attendance you savor. Lilac’s ephemeral beauty and thoroughly encompassing scent makes for a spring moment no one wants to miss.
And a moment it is, for the lilac season is gone in a flash, lasting just a few short weeks. Savor it while you can. Sip on a lilac tea latte, make a floral honey or simple syrup, steep blooms in an enfleurage preparation to capture the scent, and add it to your beauty regimen with a lilac toner.
For all its sweet presence and floral aroma, lilac is actually gently astringent and slightly bitter. The scent is fleeting, but its medicinal properties make it valued in facial care to aid in toning and tightening skin.Continue reading “Lilac Toner”