Balancing & Exfoliating Mask for All Skin Types

Now, who among us hasn't been lured by that boutique in the mall (rhymes with HUSH?) You know the one I'm talking about - it's got the little black pots of fresh face masks that wink at you every time you walk by. Well, hold onto your cucumbers folks, because I've got a homemade recipe that might just make that boutique run for its money!

This recipe is like a SWAT team for your face - it breaks up impurities, washes away dead skin cells and basically vacuums all the yucky stuff clogging your pores. It contains chlorophyll (not just for plants, my friends), local honey (almost good enough to eat), almond oil, two types of clay (because why stop at one?), and finely ground almonds. But wait, there's more! I've also thrown in some ground apricot kernels for that extra scrub-a-dub-dub factor. And to top it all off, I added a dollop of lavender essential oil to balance oily skin and soothe your face like a lullaby.

Here's how you do it: Slather a generous amount on your clean, dry skin. Massage it in like you're giving your face a mini spa day. Next, mist a bit of warm water over your face to turn it into a creamy paste (like turning water into wine, but for your face). Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes (perfect time for a quick cat nap), then rinse it off with warm water. Just remember: eyes are a no-go zone!

Now, this magic potion doesn't come with a long shelf life. Store it in the fridge and use within 2 weeks. Consider it your motivation to pamper yourself regularly!

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!!!


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!!!