Easy, effective facial mask recipes for your skin type - nourishing, healing and deliciously aromatic!
Making your own homemade face masks is a great way to care for your skin without breaking the bank.
With the right ingredients, homemade facial masks can be as effective as name brand masks, and you can customize your facial mask recipes to suit your skin's special needs.
Combined with other recipes such as face moisturizers, cleansers and toners, you can create a great skincare regimen right in your own kitchen.
Facial masks can tighten pores, stimulate circulation (and thus healthy skin growth), or deep moisturize your skin.
Facial mask recipes with clay are great for cleansing and tightening, while recipes rich in natural plant oils are excellent for hydrating and repairing dry, aging or damaged skin.
Generally speaking, giving yourself a homemade facial mask treatment once or twice a week is enough.
Homemade facial masks are easy to use: assemble your mask ingredients (creating a thick, spreadable paste) apply the mask to your face, and relax for 15 minutes while it works its magic. To apply the mask, simply spread it evenly all over your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth.
Use the time it takes for the mask to work on your skin as a "time out". Lie down, relax and just notice your breath or think happy thoughts.
Make it a time to recharge your batteries - you'll be glad you did (and so will your family and friends!)
French Green Clay Good for oily skin. Draws out excess oil, dirt and toxins. Boosts circulation and tones skin. Buy French green clay.
(Moroccan Red Clay) Excellent for very oily, acneic skin. Extremely powerful cleanser and detoxifier; boosts circulation and tightens pores.
Do not use on dry or sensitive skin. Buy rhassoul clay.
Fuller's Earth Clay
Good for oily, acne-prone skin. Draws out excess oil, dirt and toxins. Can lighten or "bleach" skin. Buy fuller's earth clay.
Bentonite Clay Good for oily skin. Draws out and traps dirt and toxins. Should be off-white in color (not pure white.) Buy bentonite clay.
Also called white cosmetic clay. Best for normal, dry, mature and sensitive skin types.
Does not absorb excess oils. White, pink or yellow in color (white is mildest.) Buy kaolin clay.
Here's the facial mask recipes again, in case you missed them...
While not strictly aromatherapy, these recipes follow the same healthy, natural principles.
Here's a snippet of what Sue Dolan (author) says: "When you do find a good skin care product it's the natural ingredients that do the work, not the fillers or chemical additives. They don't need to cost us 20 times more than they should."
This video clip shows you how to make a Honey Almond Scrub (instructions start about 1 minute into the video) using one of Sue's recipes.
I love that her recipes use natural, inexpensive ingredients that are so safe you can eat them.
In fact, many of the ingredients are in your kitchen right now.
I totally believe in this - nature's products are by far the best, and they're so much less expensive than store stuff.
It's why I got into aromatherapy in the first place and, over and over, my experience has proven that it's true.
Here's the basics of what Sue's ebook gives you:
135 most popular skincare recipes
15 firming mask recipes that help tighten your skin & reduce your pores
More than 56 skin care tips
Free e-course in 6 email sessions
Natural treatments for acne, rosacea & dry, flaky skin
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I personally buy all my essential oils from dōTERRA because they're the purest and most effective.
They have an amazing anti-aging blend called Immortelle plus a couple of excellent blends for acne. (Click on Shop for Products in the top right corner, choose your country and click through to Oil Blends.) Or contact me to get a wholesale discount.
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