Sweet Violets are starting to appear. Today I picked a large handful. Young fresh leaves are a great salad addition, you can also add a few flowers. Violet petals are good for the skin, as they have emollient and demulcent properties.
It's a soothing skin cleanser, good for blemished or irritated skin. The recipe uses milk. If you have greasy skin you can use skimmed milk.
There are two colours of sweet violets growing here at the moment. I used both. Their sweet scent is the same.
60 ml (4tbsp) milk
10 /15 violets
Wash the violets and tear off the petals. Add them to the milk. Heat the milk gently and simmer. Heat for a few minutes until it is scented. Leave to cool and filter. Keep in the fridge and use within 4 days.