Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lucy's Rose and Honey Face Mask


Active Manuka honey is my favorite sweet ingredient when making skin care recipes.  Studies report that Manuka Honey contains properties that are powerfully antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, making it a great ingredient to use when crafting specific beauty recipes to soothe a skin condition.  I use Active Manuka Honey with a Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) of 16 which many claim is medical grade.  It is a bit expensive, but worth every cent.

I use Pink Rose Powder from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click (HERE) to visit Mountain Rose Herbs online. *photo from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I also add in powdered rose petals from Mountain Rose Herbs.  The American Botanical Council reports that rose petals have sedative, antiseptic, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory properties.

This mask is a great way to deeply moisturize, detoxify and soothe your skin.  You simply use a tablespoon amount on cleansed skin and massage it in for a about 30 seconds and then allow it to remain on your skin for up to 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.  Makes 5 ounces.

Finally, Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) essential oil is added in to help soothe and detoxify the skin and is very beneficial for many skin problems.

Lucy's Rose and Honey Face Mask
4 ounces Active Manuka Honey
1 ounce Rose Petal Powder
2 ml of carrot seed essential oil

Mix all ingredients very well and store in a glass jar with tight fitting lid.  Use within 90 days.  If you don't have access to Manuka Honey, by all means substitute your favorite local honey.




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This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier. I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs.