Why not be inspired by a classic summer Cocktail to create your own botanical beauty recipe?
Summer is breathing its last sigh, as are we. Have you noticed the evenings draw in earlier (and earlier!)? Here's a picture of the nightsky from my flat, around 8pm.
Aren't the colours AWESOME, my camera phone does not do it justice!
If you have indulged in the past months of glorious sunshine and have the tan/lobster skin* to prove it (*delete as appropriate), why not celebrate said exposure and put any remaining Pimm's ingredients to fragrant, beautifying use.
I wrote some seasonal beauty recipes for City Planter magazine on how to use strawberries and mint for a simple, 'whizz-up-in-the-kitchen' face/body mask and scrub - cucumber slices for your eyes are optional. Check out it here.
Mashed up strawberries blended with Aloe vera gel are also super soothing applied to sunburn or over-exposed skin.
Fingers crossed for an Indian Summer!