We love spas, but we LOVE DIY, all-natural beauty remedies.
Last night we tried one aimed at using the astringent properties of some essential oils to zap any pimples forming on our faces.
The ingredients tingled on my face and I could feel it working to clear my skin. When I rinsed it, my skin looked clear as day. And it was baby soft too!
Here’s what you do:
1. Grind 1 cup rolled oats, one half cup almonds (or 1 tbsp of almond oil), 1 tsp of lavender oil and 1 tsp of dried peppermint (or peppermint oil) into a fine powder.
2. Then add in one cup of mineral clay – we used Redmond Clay, which is extracted from mineral-rich volcanic ash in Utah – and 1/2 cup honey. Fun fact: For many generations, Native Americans carried a ball of this mineral-rich clay with them in their packs. They dissolved the clay in water and ingested it with meals. Clay, a product of Mother Earth, was a natural medicine used for fighting many stomach ailments, dysentery and food poisoning. In this case, the clay draws out toxins and impurities on the surface of the skin while the honey cleanses and moisturizes.
3. This makes the substance difficult to mix together, and it will be clumpy. If you want, regrind everything together in a food processor. Put it in a sealed container. When you’re ready to use it, take out a tsp and mix with warm water into a paste. Moisturize into your face and neck. You can rinse it right away as a cleanser, or wait 10 minutes and let it sit as a mask. That’s what I did. You’ll love it!