FACIAL RECIPES

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask

½ cup oatmeal, uncooked

1/4 to ½ cup water

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon pure honey

How To Make An Oatmeal Face Mask

STEP ONE in a small saucepan over medium heat, cook oatmeal, water, milk, and honey for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently with a spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool

STEP TWO (Put your hair up) Massage a thick layer of plain honey all over your clean face and neck before applying the mask.

STEP THREE Apply the mask to your face. Lie down and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and rinse by using a soft facial washcloth and warm water.

 

DIY CHARCOAL MASK

  • 2 tsp. water
  • 1 tsp. bentonite clay 
  • 1 tsp. activated charcoal powder
  • 1/2 tsp. raw honey.
  • 1 drop essential oil (optional)

Follow these steps to make your charcoal mask:

1. Combine water and essential oil (e.g., lemon oil, tea tree oil, or lavender oil) in a bowl.

2. Add bentonite clay to the water-oil mixture. Allow it to absorb for a few minutes.

3. Add activated charcoal powder and raw honey to the bowl. Combine all ingredients to form a paste.

 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

 

  • Be on the lookout for allergy symptoms. Signs of an allergic reaction or sensitivity include burning, itching, redness, or swelling after applying the mask to your skin. Stop using activated charcoal on your skin if you develop any of these symptoms.
  • Only use once or twice a week (I recommend only once every couple weeks for sensitive skin)
  • Keep away from your eyes and  mouth

AVOCADO EPSOM SALT MASK

You can mix avocado with Epsom salt to make a facial mask. Avocados are full of water so they make a great moisturizing base for face masks.

  •  1 Avocado
  • About 2/4C Epsom salt
  • Optional- Add about 1 tsp of water to make it smoother.
  1. Mash a ripe avocado until it’s smooth.
  2. Stir in the Epsom salt until it forms a thick consistency.
  3. Spread thinly on your face and let dry around 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO REMEMBER

  • Epsom salt can leave a drying, uncomfortable residue on your skin, if not washed off completely.
  • It’s also possible to be allergic to Epsom salts. If you experience an adverse reaction such as hives, rash, swelling of the lips or tongue, or trouble breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

The ANTI-AGING  MASK

  • 1 tsp of clay
  • 1 tsp of oatmeal (ground)
  • 1 tsp of raw honey
  • 1 tsp of carrier oil
  • ½ tsp of water
  • 1 drop of frankincense essential oil
  • 1-2 drops of rose absolute

Combine all of these ingredients to make a paste.

Leave the mask on for 20 minutes then wash it off.

BLEMISH CONTROL MASK

  • 2 tsp of clay
  • 1/2 tsp of aloe gel
  • ½ tsp of raw honey
  • 1 -2 drops of water
  • One capsule of white willow bark
  • 1 drop of tea tree
  • 1 drop of lemon essential oil 

This mask should only be used during the night as the ingredients make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Use a fan brush to apply the mask and allow it to settle for 20 minutes before taking it off.

SHOWER MELTS

PEPPERMINT, EUCALYPTUS ORANGE SHOWER MELTS

  • 1/2 C Corn Starch
  • 1/2 C Baking soda
  • 5 tbs Witch Hazel (add a little bit more if the mixture is too dry)
  • 10 drops of Peppermint, 6 drops of Eucalyptus and 5 drops Orange essential oils
  • Silicone Mold
  • 1 drop (OPTIONAL) Food Coloring

STEP ONE mix corn starch and baking soda together, (whisk)

STEP TWO  add witch hazel and stir the mixture together. If you want to add the food coloring and stir.

STEP THREE add the essential oils and mix together.

STEP FOUR add the mixture to the silicone molds and put it in the freezer overnight. Keep the melts in a cool place when you’re not using them so they don’t melt.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • When you take the melts (once it is in the shower) out add a couple of drops of essential oil on it to give it more of a smell. (I recommend eucalyptus if you have a hard time breathing)
  • To make these last longer do not add them in direct water put them to the side to make it last the whole time you are in the shower. Make sure you breathe in to clear your sinuses.
  • If you do add them directly to the water you may use the whole amount you made the night before.

 

DIY SHOWER STEAMERS

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3-5 tbsp water
  • Silicone baking/soap molds
  • For a cold/flu symptoms 80 drops of eucalyptus essential oil & 40 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • For a soothing shower, 80 drops of lavender essential oil & 40 drops of geranium essential oil

1. Place the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a large bowl and whisk together getting out all lumps.

2. Add the water SLOWLY, 1 tbsp at a time. You have to be very careful because if you add too much water too soon, the whole thing will fizz up. (Think of making a sandcastle and how it forms together that is how you want your mixture to feel like.)

3. Add the essential oils, and after every few drops, use your fork to mash them into the mixture.

4. Place about 2 tbsp of mixture into each dome, and use the back of a spoon to press down and smooth.

5. Leave overnight.

6. Carefully remove from molds and package.

7. To Store: They will store for up to 6 months in a cool, dark cabinet.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Get the melt wet to get it started so you can breathe everything in.

Either place in a small plastic bowl in the corner of your shower or put directly on the drain that way you do not slip and fall.

If you do put it on the drain just know that it will dissolve pretty fast.

*This recipe will make the bottom of your shower and or tub very slippery. 

VAPOR RUB SHOWER MELTS

Great for sinus and allergy problems.

  • 3 tablespoons of vapor rub
  • 1 cup of corn starch
  • 5 tablespoons of water
    Mixing bowl

Mix everything together in a bowl and put it in an ice cube tray.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Either place in a small plastic bowl in the corner of your shower or put directly on the drain that way you do not slip and fall.

*This recipe will make the bottom of your shower and or tub very slippery. 

DIY LAVENDER AND PEPPERMINT SHOWER TABLETS 

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Silicone cupcake molds
  • Baking pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Spoon for mixing

STEP ONE  preheat oven to 350 degrees. Measure 2 cups baking soda and pour it into a mixing bowl.

Add 1/2 cup water to the baking soda. Mix thoroughly.

The texture should be similar to wet sand.

STEP TWO spoon the mixture into the silicone molds.

Place the pan onto the middle oven rack, and allow the tablets to bake for 15 to 17 minutes.

STEP THREE add 5-6 drops of each oil type to the tablets.

While showering, place 1 to 2 tablets on the floor of your tub, and allow warm water to melt them and release the vapor.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Make sure to clean up the bottom of the shower because it will be slippery. Place the tablet on top of the drain.

Placing the tablet on top of the drain it will dissolve fast.

Place the cube in a small plastic bowl on the edge of the shower so it doesn’t dissolve as fast.

EXTRA THINGS TO ADD  IN YOUR MELTS

If you want to make the shoer melts prettier you can add in fruits, lavender flowers, etc. Just make sure everything is ok to go down the drain.

I don’t necessarily do this because I don’t see the benefits of having fruit in my melt because I cannot smell it. But if you are making it for a display or for a present it could be a great way to make it the center of attention.

SALT SCRUBS

VANILLA COCONUT BROWN SUGAR SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower, massage, and rinse.

LAVENDER SEA SALT SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup sweet almond oil, depending on preference
  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • a sprinkling of lavender blossoms

ORANGE SEA SALT SCRUB

  • Sealable glass or plastic container (we use Mason Jars)
  • 2 cups Epson salt
  • 2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 3 tbsp orange extract
  • ½ cup olive or coconut oil
  1. Mix the Epson salt and sea salt in a bowl, making sure to eliminate any clumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the orange extract, coconut (or olive) oil, and food coloring together.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the salt mixture and stir thoroughly.
  4. Place the mixed salts into Mason Jars (or container of choice).

CITRUS SALTT OR SUGAR SCRUB

This will wake you up, great for the morning shower or after sports.

  •  1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup oil of your choice (jojoba, almond, olive, whatever)
  • 1 teaspoon citrus zest (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or a mix)

Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower (avoiding eyes) and rinse off.

CHARCOAL FACIAL POSITIVES

While there is little scientific evidence to support the skin benefits of activated charcoal, anecdotal evidence suggests it may help remove impurities, control breakouts, and reduce oiliness. (wiki.com) I like using charcoal but you have to be very careful while using this product. Especially making it because if it gets anywhere it will stain. You also don’t want to ingest it either. Making sure you are in an area with no draft is vital. 

FACIAL MASKS

I love making facial masks and using them over and over. However, I have sensitive skin and it will break out a lot if the wrong product is used. I typically stick to only organic products on my face.

I only use an exfoliator face mask once a week. I do, however, use the oatmeal mask three times a week because of how soft and glowing it makes my skin.

Leave me a comment below if you have a suggestion on what kind of recipe you would like. I love experimenting and trying out new self-care recipes.

I have found some recipes that have actual fruit in them such as lemons, oranges, and even tomatoes. While there is great benefits from all those fruits the acid is not so good for your skin. I would recommend an essential oil so its not so acidic to your skin.

If I add anything tomatoes to my skin I break out. When I was a child it was horrible. I looked like I had a disease, where ever the acid of the tomatoes was on my hands and face that is where I broke out massively. Red bumps some huge some small and the area totally red and blotchy. I don’t want that to happen to you so if you have sensitive skin please do your self a favor and just stick with oatmeal and honey.

BODY SCRUBS

I absolutely love body scrubs whether it is a sugar or salt scrub. I do prefer sugar because it isn’t as harsh on my skin but I do like the benefits of the Himalayan salt. I have to get the finely crushed salt instead of the coarse salt because it’s too much for my skin.

Be careful again when using any product and talk to your dr first to make sure it is the right thing for you!

If you want a scrub that wakes you up and rejuvenizes your skin make a coffee scrub. I absolutely love coffee scrubs! All the ingredients is coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut oil. I absolutely love it!

CONCLUSION

If you have any questions or have any suggestions please leave a comment below. You can remain anonymous if you want to as well!

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