Coconut Pink Clay Mask

This is such a great mask, it is super moisturizing and it helps to eliminate toxins and tone your skin while tightening your pores.  It is great for mature skin and also helps to keep wrinkles at bay.

You won’t believe how silky soft your skin will be after you use it!

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Recipe: Approx. 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons        Use: 3 – 4 times a week

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoons French Pink Clay
  • 1 Tablespoons Aloe
  • 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 Drops Ylang Ylang  Essential Oil
  • 1 Drops Grapefruit Seed Extract

Instructions:

Measure everything and puree in a food processor or blender until really smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides and stir the bottom at least once

Wash your face and preferably exfoliate then apply mask for up to 1/2 hour

You won’t need to spry on a hydrosol due to the coconut oil and butter

Rinse throughly and wash your face after to remove excess oil

*It will last for a long time in the refrigerator I sometimes make a double batch

Skin Benefits:

Coconut Butter - is the pureed coconut meat with about 60% oil, which has a thick, creamy and slightly gritty texture.  It has the same benefits for the skin as coconut oil but helps retain moister better and it promotes skin elasticity making it great for dry, aging or wrinkled skin. It removes dead skin cells. It has a small molecular structure so it absorption easily through the skin and penetrates deep in to the layers of the skin and strengthens the tissues underneath. High in antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory. Use in: masks and exfolients

Coconut oil (Virgin) absorbs very easily and it’s great for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive skin, pre-mature aging, wrinkle, inflamed, irritated & itchy.  It does not clog pores and it is extremely softening, soothing, nourishing, very moisturizing.  It helps retain moisture and gives the skin a protective layer. The oil is full of anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, antiseptic & antibiotic.  Contains many fatty acids & multivitamins.

French Pink Clay  is a combination of red and white clay and is one of the mildest.  It is great for normal, sensitive, delicate, mature skin & also used to treat acne.  It is very cleansing and detoxifying while it gently remove dead skin cells, absorbs dirt, oil & bacteria from pores.  It also refreshes the skin giving it a youthful glow.

Aloe Vera is full of antioxidants that draw and hold oxygen into the skin.  While it penetrates and holds moisture in the tissue it also promotes cellular renewal from the enzymes that breaks down & digest tissue. It improves the skin elasticity and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It tightens the skin and dilates capillaries increasing blood supply.  It is very balancing to the skins natural Ph.

Lavender Essential Oil is a balancing oil, meaning if you have dry skin it returns it to a normal state and the same goes for oily skin as it balance the sebum production, this is why it is used on all skin types.  It reduces inflammation and is soothing, healing and rejuvenating.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is also balancing oil like lavender. It is good for all skin types and is a toning oil.

*You can buy ingredients at your local health food store or at Mountain Rose Herbs

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Rosewater Toner

Toners improve your skins appearance by toning the skin while cleansing it further and the combination of these ingredients is such a fantastic treat for the skin. This toner is great for all skin types except sensitive, it balances the skin, which makes it good for normal, dry, oily and mature skin.  I use it to restore the Ph. balance of my skin after cleansing; it’s also hydrating and helps  retain moisture in the skin as well as soften the wrinkles.

Recipe: Makes 3 1/2 oz.
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Organic Rose Hydrosol
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Witch Hazel
  • 1 Tablespoons Pure Aloe Vera Gel (Make sure there is no rubbing alcohol in it )
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Drop Grapefruit Seed Extract

Essential oils are optional but an added boost for your skin.  If you only want to buy one I recommend the lavender with 4 drops and make sure it’s organic
  • Normal Skin – Lavender – 4 drops
  • Dry Skin – Lavender 2 drops – Rose Geranium 2 drops
  • Oily Skin – Lavender 2 drops – Rose Geranium 2 drops
  • Mature Skin – Lavender 2 drops – Geranium 1 drop – Lemon 1 drop

Instructions:

Measure everything and put in to a glass bottle with sprayer and shake well

Sprays on your face after you shower or wash your face then apply coconut oil or a moisturizer.

The oil/moisturizer will help to trap the toner in allowing to further penetrating the top layers of your skin

Skin Benefits:

Rose Hydrosol is super hydrating

Aloe Vera Gel penetrates the tissue and promotes cellular renewal

Witch Hazel tightens loose tissue helping tired and sluggish skin

Apple Cider brings oxygen to the cells and maintains elasticity

Grapefruit Seed Extract is very healing and deep cleansing

*You can buy all ingredients including a glass bottle with a spray top at your local health food store or at Mountain Rose Naturals

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Revitalizing Cucumber Yogurt Mask

There is nothing better than being able to whip up a at-home skin care product.  Not only is it cheaper, fun and satisfying but you know exactly what you are putting on your skin.  The skin is the largest organ you have and it sucks up what ever you put on it including chemicals so lets give it some real nourishment!  This mask will make your skin feel fantastic while balancing the Ph. balance of your skin.

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Recipe: 2 – 3 applications (save in the refrigerator for up to a week)

  •  2 – 1/4 Inch Slices Cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoons + 1 Teaspoon Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey

Instructions:

Puree the cucumber in a blender or food processor then add the yogurt, aloe, honey and lemon.

First wash your face, neck and chest then apply the mask all over and leave on for 5 minutes then apply more of the mask and repeat 1 or 2 more times for a total of 15-20 minutes.

* You can cut two slices of the cucumber and lay them on your eyes while you have on the mask.

Rinse off with warm water, and then follow cold water to help close pores.  Now is a great time to spray your face and neck with a hydrosol of toner and follow with your favorite moisturizer.  I often use coconut oil after.  You can use this mask from 1 to 3 times a week

*We believe beauty starts within so adding cucumber to your diet like drinking cucumber juice is also very beneficial to the skin

Skin Benefits:

Cucumbers are cleaning, soothing and softening while it rejuvenates the skin and complexion.  It contain ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin K and caffeic acid which helps remove water retention reducing puffy eyes, dark circles and soothes irritated skin.  They contain pantothenic acid that helps the skin retain moisture. The vitamin A in cucumbers lightens dark spots and freckles by helping to control the production of melanin in the skin.  It tightens and brightens the skin, which revitalizes and promotes a youthful glowing skin. Cucumbers are high in antioxidants and silica that is hydrating to the connective tissues and bring the skin to a normal Ph. balance as they have the same Ph. as the skin.  The seeds are full of Vitamin E and potassium, which is great for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, aging skin and blemishes.

Yogurt tighten the pores and gently exfoliates the top layers of the skin with the lactic acid and calcium it contains. This also helps cell reproduction (skin renewal), which is helpful in reducing wrinkles.  It is very hydrating and brightening and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it good for blemishes and to reduce age spots and blotchiness.  It has protein, probiotics and enzymes that restore your skin’s natural pH balance. Yogurt contains zinc with anti-inflammatory properties that helps regulate oil production and reduces oily skin, acne and pimples.  It’s also a mild anti-astringent helping to tighten skin.

Honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing to the skin as well as it is high in enzymes so it has a exfoliating effect.  It is an antibacterial that is great for blemishes as well as with the antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties.  It is an anti-oxidant that helps slow down signs of aging and helps bring a youthful glow to your face.

Aloe Vera is full of antioxidants that draw and hold oxygen into the skin.  While it penetrates and holds moisture in the tissue it also promotes cellular renewal from the enzymes that breaks down & digest tissue. It improves the skin elasticity and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It tightens the skin and dilates capillaries increasing blood supply.  It is very balancing to the skins natural Ph.

Lemon Juice is an excellent exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells due to being very rich in alpha hydroxy acids. You maintain the skin elasticity by removing dead skin cells and allowing the pores to breathe.  Lemon tightens wrinkles and enlarged pores, brightens the skin, and lightens age spots and other discoloration.

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Kelp Mask

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Add Kelp Powder to a small bowl along with Aloe Gel, Honey and Lavender Essential Oil then mix well

Apply to face and leave on for about 15-20 minutes

Remove with warm water and pat your face dry

Follow up with a moisturizer

For the body you will want to apply in the shower.  You can also apply to your face in the shower

Recipe – For the Face

  • 1 Teaspoon Kelp Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Aloe Gel
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 1 Drop Lavender Essential Oil

For Face & Body

  • 1 Tablespoon Kelp Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Aloe Gel
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (You don’t want to leave out because of the strong Kelp smell)

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