Christmas is just days away. You are stressed. You have NO idea what to give to your friend or mother-in-law who has everything. It's too late to pull the Amazon Prime "get out of jail free" card. The panic is real.
Panic no further - we have your back with these easy and unique DIY face masks that will relieve all of your holiday stress. Simple choose a mask, blend the ingredients, pour into a cute mason jar and add a bow with a list of ingredients and instructions.
Be sure to make a little extra and reward yourself for finishing your holiday shopping ;)
Nourishing Mask for Dry Skin:
|4 tbsp filtered water
|2 tsp 100% pure food grade aloe vera gel
|2-4 tsp Matcha green tea powder
|1/2 tsp rose hip seed oil OR olive oil
|8 drops geranium rose OR frankincense essential oil
HOW TO MAKE: Mix all ingredients together to form a paste - adjust to desired consistency by adding water.
HOW TO USE: Lay a hot and wet wash cloth over face for 10 seconds to open your pores and enable nutrients of the mask to soak in. Spread the mask and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth.
Calming Mask for Irritated or Sensitive Skin:
|1/2 Cup Oatmeal
|2 tbsp dried lavender buds
|6 tbsp dried rose petals - find this in a bulk tea section
|1/2 Cup bentonite clay - find this at any super market
|8 drops lavender essential oil
|2 tsp rose hip oil OR olive oil
HOW TO MAKE: Combine oats, lavender and rose petals in a blender and blend until powdered. Add clay and oils, mix until well incorporated.
HOW TO USE: Place 1-2 tsp of cleanser into the palm of your hand. Add a drizzle of water or your favorite hydrosol and work into a spreadable paste. Massage mixture into face and throat. Allow to sit on skin for 10-15 minutes for a soothing, cleansing treat.
Antibacterial Honey Mask/Cleanser for Makeup Removal:
|6 tsp Tamanu oil OR rose hip oil
|4 tbsp filtered water
|2/3 cup raw honey
|10 drops lavender essential oil
|10 drops chamomile AND/OR tea tree oil**
HOW TO MAKE: Combine all ingredients and mix well. If honey is too hard to mix, gently heat it in a sauce pan then add remaining ingredients.
HOW TO USE: Lay a hot and wet wash cloth over face for 10 seconds to open your pores and enable nutrients of the mask to soak in. Apply 1 tsp of the honey cleanser to face and neck using circular motions. After a few minutes of upward, circular massaging, gently use the warm wash cloth to wipe off impurities and makeup.
**Some people are sensitive or allergic to tea tree oil. Be sure to test skin before adding this to the cleanser. Most allergic reactions to tea tree are immediate and blotchy.