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Mallow, Mucilage, and Magic

Here's one of my favorite cleansing gels. I've been making and using it for years. It's gloriously simple to make, works beautifully, and leaves my sensitive skin perfectly clean without a trace of dryness.

The gel features that plant you see lying next to the bottle up there.

The plant: mallow
Alternative names: high mallow, tall mallow
Latin/INCI name: Malva Sylvestris

Mallow happens to grow wild in my garden. It pops up all by itself in places of its own choosing and produces glorious purple flowers one would think had nothing more to offer the world than a bit of eye candy.

Ahhh, but there is much more to this plant than pretty purple flowers.

Today we're going to look at some of the magic mallow contains.

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