Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet Mandarin Orange, Cantaloupe & Strawberry Facial Mask

It has been raining NON-STOP around my neck of the woods and I am really staring to miss Summer! My face has been feeling rather dry since I turned on my furnace a few weeks ago and I needed something that would help brighten, exfoliate and moisturize my skin.  In true Fresh-Picked Beauty fashion, I started rooting around in my pantry and assembled some ingredients that promised to make a rejuvenating facial mask and had a Summertime-ish aroma of fresh squeezed orange juice and fruit.  This facial mask also has some skin clearing clay and sweet & soothing Manuka honey.

You will need some freeze-dried mandarin orange, cantaloupe and strawberry fruit blend (a single 10 gram package is perfect), you need Mountain Rose Herbs French Green Clay, Manuka Honey and fresh-squeezed orange juice.

I like the Evolution Harvest freeze-dried fruit blend.  I found this at my local Starbucks.

Finely grind the fruit into a powder in either a food processor or by using a mortar and pestle. Make sure it is ground into a super fine powder.

Your powder will be a beautiful soft pink and very fine when done correctly. It smells so good you will want to gobble it up....and you can if you like, but then you won't have any for the facial!

Sift the ground fruit powder through a fine mesh strainer to separate the seeds from the powder.

Look at all the small bits and pieces of seeds and fruit that remained after I sifted it.  You don't have to toss this good stuff, simply add it to a tea bag for a fruity infusion.

You will need 1 tablespoon of Mountain Rose Herbs French Green Clay. You can purchase it HERE.

Mix the clay into the fruit powder.

Add the clay/fruit powder mix into a small jar. This is your "stock" bottle of clay base. Keep a tight fitting lid on this. This will be enough for about 4 to 5 facials.

Measure out two teaspoons of the clay mix into a small bowl and add in one teaspoon of Manuka honey.

Add in two teaspoons of orange juice and mix well.

Whisk well to combine into a smooth paste.

This smells so fresh and wonderful.  The citrus aroma is very uplifting.


Apply the entire amount to your clean skin and massage it in for about 1 minute.  Leave it on for up to 20 minutes and then rinse away with warm water and moisturize as usual.  You can use this facial mask up to three times per week.

Enjoy!


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