Kamperfoelie (Lonicera caprifolium)
Sweetly-scented honeysuckle flowers rehydrate in the warm bath water to deliver their beautiful fragrance and cleanse and soothe the skin, thanks to their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.
Honeysuckle takes its name from the sweet nectar which comes from its intensely fragrant flowers. Most species are twining vines, and some are considered invasive weeds in Australia, New Zealand and some American states.
Honeysuckle flowers are collected in the morning, before they open, and are then dried and used to make infusions and decoctions. Also known as ‘fairy trumpets’, the flowers are a rich source of salicylic acid, which exfoliates the skin and clears impurities.