Let’s just face it… we tend to neglect our face. I don’t know about you but for me its one of the first things that I tend to let go. Self care when you are a busy tends to be the last thing you want to do… We typically say that we do not have the time for it. But as a busy mom, I need to understand that it’s extremely important to take care of myself. If I can not take care of myself, then how can I take care of others.
Today’s self care;
Detoxifying Face Mask
Clay face masks are a great way to rid your skin of toxins and increase the blood flow. Here is my DIY secret;
- Clay Powder
- Vitamin E
- HD Clear, Essential Oil Blend
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
(description of each at the bottom of this page)
Wash your face thoroughly. You can use any cleanser that you like or
you can use the mild face scrub recipe (link to come) that I use!
In a bowl, mix in 1.5 tbsp of clay powder, 2 droppers of Vitamin E,
1 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, 1 drop of Geranium Essential oil,
and 1 drops of Frankincense.
Add just enough filtered water to create a nice paste.
Apply to your face and neck. Be careful around the eyes, nose
and mouth. Leave it on for roughly 10 minutes. After that time wash off with a lukewarm water and a clean washcloth.
Note: your face may be red, this is caused by the increase blood flow.
Not to worry unless your face is burning. In that case wash off
and contact your doctor.You may have a sensitivity to one of the
Once the mask is washed off, pat dry. Finally, apply some HD Clear to your face.
Clay – Removes toxins, increase circulation, decreases inflammation, exfoliates, tightens pores, absorbs excess oil.
Bentonite Clay (green)- good generic clay, and for oily skin.
Blue Clay – most potent and highest in detoxification effect.
Kaolin Clay (white) – least absorbent, great for sensitive, irritated, dry, aged skin.
Yellow Clay – for oily sensitive skin.
Red Clay – for normal, dry and dull skin.
Pink Clay – for sensitive skin.
Lavender Essential Oil – great for soothing skin irritations, and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
Geranium Essential Oil – great smoothing effect, and beautifies skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil – reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates skin.
Vitamin E – blocks free radicals to help reduce wrinkles and keep skin young-looking.
HD Clear smooths out imperfections on your face. This essential oil Blend helps keep skin clear, clean and hydrated.