DIY: blueberry, lavender + chocolate face mask

A homemade spa day is always a great idea.  When you work from home, self care can seem impossible, but a face mask can be whipped up pretty quickly and used while you're hustling at your desk.  

This mask is geared toward breakout prone skin.  It mixes easy household ingredients with kaolin clay- a wonderfully exfoliating and gentle clay perfect for making masks.  Lavender and tea tree oils are essential skin healing ingredients for all skin while calamine helps reduce redness and any irritations.  So what are you waiting for?  Pour a glass or wine, turn on some great vibing music and give yourself a spa treatment.

DIY: a face mask for busy gals

ingredients

2 tablespoons calamine lotion

soothes redness and irritation

2 tablespoons kaolin clay

exfoliates while being a gentle base for clay masks

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

5-6 blueberries (fresh or frozen)

antioxidants for days

glycerine (or honey)

both work to preserve moisture and help the skin retain elasticity

lavender essential oil

soothes and promotes healing and skin health

tea tree essential oil

the best natural oil for fighting bacteria and underlying acne causes

 

How to:

1. muddle blueberries in a container

2. add calamine, cocoa + clay and mix until smooth

3.  add essential oil drops and mix

4. slather on your face + allow to dry

5. rinse with warm water + follow with a facial oil

 

WHY ESSENTAIL OILS?

a few facts & beauty tips from the experts

 

Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering top in France, Idaho and Utah. It is one of the most versatile oils and is commonly known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils. It has amazing calming properties and is great for the skin and sleep. It is one oil you will likely find yourself reaching for often. Just a drop may help soothe minor skin abrasions, and a drop in a new tube of mascara can result in fuller, longer eyelashes.

Ashley Caswell, Oily Essentials

Tea Tree or Melaleuca Oil has over 92 different compounds and almost endless uses! It's especially helpful for cleansing and rejuvenating the skin. It's cool, purifying effect can sooth skin irritations and help support a healthy complexion. I love using Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oil for healthy, clear and beautiful skin. You can combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.

Mandi Felici, Certified Aroma Therapist

 
Lavender Oil is such a versatile, yummy oil! It's properties and components make it great for soothing skin and reducing blemishes and imperfections. Lavender Oil can be used as a pure and natural relief for skin irritation and itchiness. Plus the scent is so clean, calming, and dreamy!

Mandi Felici, Certified Aroma Therapist

Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from leaves in Australia. It is powerful for healing and clearing skin issues, getting rid of odors and mold, and improving a cut or infection. Tea Tree is amazing for acne prone skin. It has been said that Tea Tree was a standard issue in a Soldier's kit in WWII in Australia.

Ashley Caswell, Oily Essentials

 

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