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Facial masks are a fabulous way to give your skin a moisturizing or repairing boost.

By using natural ingredients like milk, yoghurt, coconut cream or avocado – especially emollients & ingredients high in fatty acids you can deliver the benefits of deep into the layers of your skin.

Here are some beneficial facial mask recipes…

MATURE SKIN OIL BLEND

24 drops almond oil

5 drops argan oil

10 drops avocado oil

6 drops carrot seed oil

5 drops clary sage oil

24 drops coconut oil

10 drops evening primrose oil

3 drops frankincense oil

10 drops macadamia oil (optional)

10 drops olive oil

10 drops rosehip oil

15 drops safflower oil

8 drops borage oil

Mix these oils together and massage into skin.

MOISTURIZING ACNE SUNFLOWER ARTICHOKE FACIAL

1 fresh artichoke heart well cooked or canned hearts in water (not oil)

2 Teaspoon light sunflower oil

1 Teaspoon vinegar or fresh lemon juice

Mash, blend or puree artichoke. Mix in all the ingredients together and apply to skin. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING BANANA CREAM TREATMENT

1 capsule of Vitamin E

1 ripe banana peeled and mashed

1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

Mix the ingredients together and apply to skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes then rinse off with luke warm water.

MOISTURIZING BANANA FACIAL MASK

1/2 banana mashed

1 tablespoon honey

2 Tablespoon sour cream

Mix ingredients together, apply to skin and leave on for about 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING PROTECTIVE COCONUT OIL FACE MASK

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 Teaspoon honey

Blend ingredients together and apply to skin. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING EXFOLIATING MASK

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Teaspoon (more or less, add drops if you need them) of Olive Oil or extra virgin Coconut oil

Mix into a paste then massage into skin in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING FACIAL TREATMENT OIL

1 oz coconut oil

1 oz sweet almond oil

10 drops juniper oil

7 drops vanilla essential oil (can use neroil, bergamot or rose oils)

Put the bottle in a cool, dark place, and let the mixture infuse for 72 hours before the first use.

Blend ingredients in a glass bottle shaking well. Massage into skin before applying make-up in the mornings or after a facial treatment.

MOISTURIZING GHASSOUL CLAY & ARGAN OIL FACIAL MASK

1/2 Tablespoon moroccan ghassoul powder

1/2 Teaspoon argan oil

1/2 Teaspoon almond oil

Combine mixture together and apple to skin. Apply and leave on for a maximum of 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING LANOLIN FACIAL NIGHT CREAM GEL

1 Tablespoon aloe vera

1/8 cup distilled water

1 Tablespoon beeswax (white)

1/8 cup lanolin (anhydrous)

3 drops frankincense oil

1 drops lemon essential oil

1/8 cup 2 teaspoon jojoba oil (cold pressed)

1/8 cup 2 teaspoon apricot kernel oil

Add the aloe gel to the oil and whisk to mix thoroughly. Set aside. In a double boiler, heat beeswax and Lanolin until just melted. Stir in aloe oil and distilled water and keep stirring until mixture thickens. Add mixture to jars and lightly cap until mixture completely cools then tighten caps. Apply to face every evening.

MOISTURIZING NEROLI AND LICORICE FACIAL SCRUB

1/2 cup finely ground almonds

1 Tablespoon ground oatmeal (can grind or blend oatmeal or almonds together)

2 Tablespoon soured milk, sour cream or yoghurt

2 drops of neroli

1 drop of licorice root extract

1 Tablespoon almond oil

Grind almonds and Oatmeal in a blender to a fine pulp or powder. Add soured Milk to bond the mixture. Add licorice root extract, Neroli and Almond Oils. Apply to face in a gentle rubbing motion avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING OATMEAL, BALANCING, ITCHY SKIN, SOOTHING FACE MASK

1 ripe mashed banana

1 cup of ground oatmeal

Mix the ingredients together and apply to skin then rub to exfoliate skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes then rinse off with luke warm water.

MOISTURIZING ROSE HIP FACE MASK

1 tablespoon white clay

3 drops of rose hip oil

1/2 Teaspoon honey

4 drops rose geranium

Mix ingredients together all the ingredients together and apply to skin. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING SOOTHING FACE MASK

1 bar dark chocolate

3 Tablespoon salt

1 cup milk

Melt the chocolate (preferably in a double boiler) then add other. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

MOISTURIZING, ANTI-OXIDANT CUCUMBER KIWI MASK

2 oz fresh cucumber

1/2 kiwi fruit peeled

1 Teaspoon fresh whipping cream

1 tablespoon finely powdered oats

1 tablespoon kaolin clay

4 drops lavender oil

Mix or blend all ingredients together and store unused portion in the fridge for a few days

Facial Mask Recipes

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