Thursday, June 22, 2017

Balancing & Exfoliating Mask for All Skin Types


My recipe is based on a very popular face mask that is sold in a little black plastic pot at a very popular boutique in the mall that sells fresh face masks (Do you know which place I am talking about?).  This is a wonderful and gentle exfoliating formula that breaks up impurities while helping wash away dead skin cells and other pore clogging yuck-ness.  My formula contains chlorophyll, local honey, almond oil, two different types of clay, finely ground almonds and some scrub-a-licious ground apricot kernels.  To top it off, it has some lavender essential oil to help balance oily skin and soothe any sensitive areas.

I like to use a generous amount on clean dry skin to start off with. After massaging it over my face to exfoliate, I then mist a bit of warm water over my face to form a creamy paste and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. I then simply rinse it off with warm water. Avoid eye area!!!  Store in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

Balancing & Exfoliating Mask for All Skin Types
1 1/2 tablespoons distilled water
1/2 tablespoon liquid chlorophyll
1 teaspoon glucomannan (konjac root) powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon almond oil
1 tablespoon Kaolin clay (purchase the best brand here)
2 1/2 teaspoons Fuller's Earth clay (purchase the best brand here)
2 1/2 tablespoons finely ground almond flour
3 teaspoons ground apricot kernel meal
30 drops lavender essential oil (purchase the best brand here)

 You can find the glucomannan at the health food store. It helps thicken up the water and chlorophyll.

Measure out the water and chlorophyll into a small bowl.

Sprinkle the glucomannan powder over the top of the liquids and allow to thicken up.


Whisk the honey and the almond oil into the chlorophyll mixture.

You can get the clays at Mountain Rose Herbs.  If you have sensitive skin, you may wish to use all Kaolin Clay. If you have super oily skin, you may wish to use all Fuller's Earth clay.


Add the clay to the mixture in the bowl........


Whisk together on low speed until completely blended.

You can get the ground almonds at Whole Foods or PCC Natural Market.  Ground apricot kernels can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Blend in the ground almonds and apricot kernels.

Mix in 30 drops of Lavender essential oil. You can purchase Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE!!


And there you have it!! A beautiful and balancing exfoliating mask made right in your own kitchen!! Enjoy!!!

-Shannon



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 herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Magical Beauty Balm


I have a hydrating all-purpose beauty balm recipe that contains a potent blend of plant oils that will soothe and nourish every inch of you!!!

Use it as a cuticle treatment, lip balm, heel softener, cheek highlighter, elbow moisturizer, beard smoother, or even smooth your split ends.

Magical Beauty Balm

1 tablespoon Sunflower Seed Oil (Buy HERE)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil (Buy HERE)
4 tablespoons grated Beeswax (Buy HERE)
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil (Buy HERE)
1 teaspoon Shea Butter (Buy HERE)
1 teaspoon Argan oil (Buy HERE)
1 teaspoon Jojoba oil (Buy HERE)
1 teaspoon Calendula Oil (Buy HERE)
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (Buy HERE)
15 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Buy HERE)
15 drops Tamanu seed oil (Buy HERE)

Measure out the sunflower seed oil, olive oil, grated beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, jojoba oil, and calendula oil into a small glass measuring cup and place in a saucepan containing a few inches of simmering water until the butters, oils and beeswax have fully melted. Remove from the heat.

Add in the Vitamin E oil, Roman chamomile oil and Tamanu seed oil. Stir to combine. Carefully pour the mixture into a heat-proof glass or metal container. Allow to harden and cool to room temperature.

Avoid using internally or near eyes.

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 herbs, . Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!