Pesto poultices with fresh basil leaves can be helpful for summertime irritations like bug bites, bee stings, and rashes.
Make a quick skin treatment that smells good enough to eat! Just blend fresh basil with a splash of water, apply to affected area, and cover with bandage. Leave on 30 minutes - a few hours / a few days (refreshing as needed). One of my favorite herbs, I even put basil in some of our products. Fresh poultices are an easy way to handle common skin problems with handy pantry ingredients. You can use herbs, fruits, and vegetables for a variety of purposes, See below for a quick reference to common kitchen items.
Check out our Strawberry Basil Fresh Mask, made with real basil!