There is no better feeling than taking off a cleansing face mask and feeling how incredibly smooth and healthy your skin is, amiright?! You girls know what I’m talking about! I used to make a recipe like this all of the time, but never incorporated essential oils! My husband and I (yes, my man did this mask too) tried this and it was AMAZING! It contains 5 simple ingredients and it’s SO easy to make! This seriously makes for the perfect selfcare/girls night and you are going to want to try!
-2 tsp 100% Pure Bentonite Clay
-2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
-1 drop Frankincense Essential Oil
-1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
-1 drop Melaleuca Essential Oil
First, You will need a glass mixing bowl and a plastic spoon to stir! You don’t want to use metal with bentonite clay as it will mess with the effects that the clay has to offer, so stick to plastic. Add the bentonite clay to the bowl with the apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Then you will add each drop of oil, and mix well! If its too thin or soupy, you can add more clay! It will start to have a muddy consistency!
You will you will cover your entire face with the mask, avoiding areas around the mouth and eyes. The vinegar can be very potent and cause irritation! Make sure your face is clean prior to applying mask! Let the mask sit for about 5-15 minutes where it will darken and harden. After it has sat, you can wash the mask off with a wet cloth!
You will be left with the most amazing and deliciously smooth skin in the entire world!
So how exactly does this mask work?
Bentonite clay naturally absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals from the skin. It produces an “electrical charge” when hydrated. When it comes in contact with fluid, its components change and carry a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. This helps detox the cells in and on your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and clean! You can also add half a cup to a hot bath alongside epsom salt and oils for an AWESOME bath! (Please note that the reason this mask leaves your face a little read and blotchy at first is because of the electrical charge from the clay! Completely normal and just means that it’s doing its job! Add some moisturizer and within a few minutes, it will go back to normal!)
Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing for the skin! It naturally helps balance the ph, supports fine lines and wrinkles, removes toxins, restores aging spots, AND helps with acne and blemishes! This is a powerhouse remedy from healthy, glowing skin! Bet you didn’t know that! I even love to take a cotton ball or Q-tip and occasionally dab this on a blemished area for support! Super helpful alongside some tea-tee oil!
Frankincense is extremely supportive for aging spots, blemishes, a naturally cleansing, can protect and regenerate healthy skin cells, fight acne, preventing wrinkles, reduces large pores and also tightens the skin! This oil is a jack of all trades and also happens to be used in my amazing moisturizer! It’s natural calming aroma helps with relaxation when the mask is on!
Lavender is supportive of acne, wrinkles, irritated skin, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the mending process of cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues. This oil is packed with antioxidants and is a natural skin disinfectant! Such a powerhouse oil for this mask and also provides a restful aroma!
Melaleuca (tea tree oil) just has natural anti-bacterial properties that are going to be amazing in supporting conditions like acne! This is such an amazing cleansing oil and smells fantastic!
All of these amazing ingredients create the most powerful, natural, and effective Natural Detox Mask! I’m OBSESSED with how easy and effective this recipe is! It seriously makes for the best girls night with a fun chick-flick and glass of wine! I know all of you nurses out there can use all of the detox and self-care that you can get! This facemask is a MUST TRY! Please let me know if you guys add any other ingredients to your mask or if you try this one! Would love to hear your feedback! Happy Relaxing Weekend!
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