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Feb
19

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes


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Homemade Facial Mask RecipesHomemade Facial Mask Recipes

There are so many homemade facial mask recipes out there how do you determine which one you should use?  Below, Natures Garden will look at 10 face mask recipes and their ingredients to help you decide.  So, whether you are looking for a facial mask to help with acne, to pull out blackheads, or to help give you a glowing complexion, we are here to help.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Key Ingredients

First, let’s look at a few ingredients used in a homemade facial mask recipe.  While there are many combinations that can be used in these recipes, there are a few key ingredients needed to formulate a facial mask recipe.  Of course, you need a cosmetic clay.  This is will help your mask harden.  You have several options but we will look at each one below.  You will notice, each of our recipes will include vegetable glycerin.  Glycerin is used to help pull moisture back into your skin.  A facial mask can help pull impurities out of your skin but it also can pull moisture from your skin.  It is important to use an ingredient that will put that lost moisture back into your skin.  So, let’s look at these two ingredients a little closer.

Vegetable GlycerinKey Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  Humectants will draw moisture to your skin.  This will help leave your skin moisturized and not dry.  It is a thick, clear, odorless liquid.  Vegetable Glycerin is very thick in consistency.  It is not only used in facial masks but also soap making, lotion making, and other household items.

Key Ingredients: Cosmetic Clays

There are several choices when looking at cosmetic clay.  Below, we will take a closer look at each one.  We will also talk about each one.

 Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay

Bentonite clay, also known as sodium bentonite, is beige green in color. When water is added it will give your products a glide.  In cosmetic recipes, it will help to remove toxins and impurities.

 

 Dead Sea Clay PowderDead Sea Clay

Dead Sea clay will provide your skin with rich nutrients.  It is rich in iron, aluminum, potassium, and calcium.  It also helps to remove toxins and dead skin cells.

 

 French Green Clay PowderFrench Green Clay

French green clay naturally has minerals that will help nourish your skin.  When used in a homemade facial mask, it will help remove impurities as it dries.  French Green Clay also helps to shrink the size of your pores as it dries.

 

 Kaolin White Clay PowderKaolin White Clay

Kaolin Clay is white clay that is a great option for sensitive skin.  It is most often used in makeups.  However, just like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin by removing toxins.

 

 Red Moroccan Clay PowderRed Moroccan Clay

Red Moroccan Clay powder is another great clay for homemade facial mask recipes.  It will help remove impurities from the skin. It also will help shrink the size of your pores.  However, it is also very moisturizing for your skin.

 

 Rhassoul Clay PowderRhassoul Clay

Rhassoul clay is another popular clay for facial mask recipes.  It contains a wide range of skin-loving minerals like sodium silicon, iron, potassium, magnesium.  These minerals help not only cleanse the skin but also tone the skin.  Rhassoul clay is used in many luxury spas to help with the reduction of pore size, and to help remove dead skin cells smoothing the skin.

 Rose Clay PowderRose Clay

Rose clay is another great option for sensitive skin. It contains many skin loving minerals.  It also helps to pull toxins from your skin.  In addition, it helps to increase circulation, it helps with skin irritation, and finally to reduce inflammation.

 

Key Ingredients: Herbs

The great thing about creating your own products is that you get to choose what goes in them.  Why not use natural ingredients to help your skin.  Herbs make a wonderful addition to facial mask recipes.  So, you can choose the herb or herbs to fit the type of facial mask you are creating.  There really are so many options.  You can read about some of the benefits of each one and choose the herb that fits your needs best in our cosmetic herb classes.  Then, infuse them into your homemade facial mask recipe.

 

Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Now, let’s look at our first recipe, the activated charcoal mask recipes.  So, this recipe contains vitamin E and vegetable glycerin, but what makes it truly unique is the addition of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is a detoxifier.  It will cleanse and detoxify your skin.

Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Next, the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe contains both beet root powder and hibiscus powder.  Beet root powder contains high levels of nutrients including B vitamins and vitamin C.  It also contains potassium and magnesium.

Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

The Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe uses organic cocoa powder.  Indulge in a sweet treat without the calories.  The organic cocoa powder contains caffeine which is actually beneficial for the skin.

Firming Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Firming Facial Mask Recipe

The firming facial mask recipe uses the addition of hibiscus powder.  Hibiscus powder is called a natural Botox by some.  So, it will help smooth wrinkles, tone the skin, and right acne.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

The Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe uses both alfalfa powder and spirulina powder.  This is a fun St Patrick’s Day recipe.  The spirulina powder gives the face mask a green color.  In addition, the alfalfa gives the mask additional cleansing and purifying properties.

Pumpkin Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

The pumpkin facial mask recipe uses pumpkin seed powder.  Pumpkin seed powder is used for its anti-aging properties.  It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  It also has skin softening properties.

Refreshing Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

The refreshing facial mask recipe is probably our most popular face mask recipe.  In fact, it both peppermint powder and peppermint leaf.  The mask is infused with peppermint which provides a cooling effect.  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and relieved.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe: Soothing Facial Mask Recipe

Now, the Soothing Facial Mask is the perfect way to soothe your skin and promote healthy cell regeneration.  This is due to the addition of comfrey root.  In addition, it contains chamomile which is great for softening the skin and is fabulous for wrinkles.  Burdock root is added due to its treatment of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  Finally, it contains dandelion root which is great for age spots and skin blemishes as well.

Turmeric Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Turmeric Facial Mask Recipe

Finally, we have a turmeric facial mask recipe.  What is so special about turmeric? First, it helps your skin glow and look healthy.  In addition, it is a wonderful anti aging herb, great for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.  Lastly, some have found it to heal and help with dry skin.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Creating a Facial Mask

So, we have talked about a few of the key ingredients.  We have also talked about some of the recipes that we have formulated.  Now, let’s talk about creating a facial mask.   Well, there are a couple of options here.  First, you have to decide if you want to use a preservative.  A preservative is important anytime there is a presence of water in a product that will be stored, like in a facial mask.  A preservative is going to prevent bacteria.  Other ingredients, like vitamin E, may work as antioxidants, but antioxidants do not stop the growth of bacteria.  They simply slow oxidation.  So, preservatives are needed to prevent bacteria growth.

Now, some do not want to use preservatives in their products.  Well, you do have another option.  You can very easily mix your powdered ingredients such as your clay and powdered herbs together.  Then, place this mixture in a jar.  Separately, place vegetable glycerin in a bottle.  You can then sell the jar and bottle as set along with mixing instructions. Not only does this option allow you to exclude a preservative, but there are also a couple other benefits.  It is also a quick product to make.  Finally, it will have a much longer shelf life.  You can see an example of a facial mask created like this in the activated charcoal face mask recipe.  However, those that want to mix their facial mask ahead of time so there is no mixing needed, you can see how to do this in the refreshing facial mask recipe.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Using Your Facial Mask

Once you have formulated your facial mask recipe to yours, or your customer’s skin type, it is time to use it.  So, at this time, if needed mix the facial mask according to the instructions.  Then, simply apply a layer to your face.  Allow the mask to harden before removing it using warm water.

 

Note: Natures Garden sells our clays and herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all clays and herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

 

Nov
19

Candy Cane Facial Mask


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candy cane face maskCandy Cane Facial Mask

It’s almost here! That awesome day of the year when there are presents everywhere and all kinds of yummy delicious food…yes Christmas! Snow and cold…but all leading up to that gloriously wonderfully fantastic day! But before it actually gets here, are you in need of a great holiday project to try before the holidays? Maybe a good new recipe for you and your friends and family to try out to show your Christmas spirit? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new and exciting to give to all of your loved ones? Well, we would like to introduce our Candy Cane Facial Mask! It is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

 

Ingredients:

32 grams Rose Clay Powder

9 grams Hibiscus Flower Powder

7 grams Beet Root Powder

6 drops Vitamin E Oil

1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil

6 grams Vanilla Powder

25 grams Kaolin White Clay

2 grams Safflower Oil Powder

2 grams Arrowroot Powder

4 oz. PET Jar

White Straight Smooth Lid 58/400

3 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl(s)

Scale

Mixing Spoon

 

Directions:

1. To prepare the pink part, combine and mix 7 grams of Beet Root Powder, 1 drop of Peppermint Oil, 32 grams of Rose Clay Powder, 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil and 9 grams of Hibiscus Flower Powder. Once it is all mixed together, set it aside to use for later.

candy cane facial

2. Now to prepare the white part, combine and mix 6 grams of Vanilla Powder, 2 grams of Safflower Oil Powder, 25 grams of Kaolin White Clay, 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil, and 2 grams of Arrowroot Powder.

candy cane facial

3. Next take the 4 oz. PET jar and begin to carefully layer the pink and white powders. You can more easily keep the layer separate by packaging them down. Then when the jar is completely filled, you can go ahead and put the lid on top.

candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

4. Now your Candy Cane Facial Mask is ready to enjoy! To use it, all you need to do is put about one tablespoon of the powder into a mixing bowl. Make sure to get white and pink into the bowl! Then add about 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 6 grams of distilled to the bowl as well and mix it all together. Once it is all mixed up, go ahead and put the mask all over your face! Enjoy! (Take the mask off once it is fully hardened.)

candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

 

candy cane facial

Remember how we added Hibiscus Flower Powder to the Candy Cane Facial Masks? Well, did you know that hibiscus has actually been called “the natural Botox plant?” No, I’m not kidding! Hibiscus is actually amazing for your skin! It helps to soften and smooth it out and also is a great cleanser that helps to even out the textures and tones of your skin! Go check out our free Hibiscus Class and learn even more about this awesome plant! And while you’re at it, check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! But this Candy Cane Facial Mask is a Christmas project that you simply cannot turn down! Everyone you know is sure to love it! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jun
26

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe


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I have come to a grave realization lately.  An awkward awareness that I would rather keep locked up and to myself.   I am trying to embrace this change, and I feel that sharing this with you may be the first step in my acceptance.  Although, let the record state that there still is a fight left in this dog.  I have hit an unwritten milestone in my life.  It may not be a celebrated achievement, but part of me has always known that this was inevitable.   I am old!

I know, I know, some people may look at me (at age 31) and say… “No honey, you are still young…”, but I know that you are slightly stretching the truth.  But, thanks for trying to make me feel better!  The real truth is, for the first time in my life, I am no longer in the young crowd.

To get down to the nitty gritty, the signs have been evident for quite some time now.   I have lost my touch with understanding the generation below me.  I look at them, like what they are wearing specifically, and ask myself when did this become the hip thing.  See, right there, I used the word hip… is this yet another sign?

To give you a little more insight, one of my guilty pleasures is gossip magazines.  I thoroughly love reading  the buzz on celebrities, even though I know it may not be true.  I just enjoy being in the know of the rumor mill.  But, now I feel betrayed.  As I fervently flip through the pages, scanning each headline and photo, I am coming to grasp that I do not know these people.  They are not my regular celebrities.  In fact, who are these kids… and when did they start gracing the pages.  Did I fall off the face of the planet and someone forget to tell me?

More than feeling out of touch, I am lost in general when it comes down to it.  My youngest sister is 19.  She is currently living with me.   We have a blast together, just like the old days when we were all growing up in the same house.   Yet, there is an adult part of me that just does not understand her.  The music she listens to, the zany hairdo’s, and the vibrant colors embellishing her face and nails.  I am so out of the loop.

More than the outside world, I seemed to be obsessed with my own physical aging.  It is almost as if I am trying to win an uphill battle.  When did this all happen?  I see myself every day, and I never noticed any of this.  I see wrinkles on my face.   There are numerous, very evident gray hairs that daunt me.  Sometimes, when I walk past a mirror, I even see my mother’s face.  (I meant that nicely, love you mom.)  Just the other day, I noticed crumpled, puckered skin above my knees.  This all has to stop!

Visualize the famous oil painting The Scream of Nature by Edvard Munch, and you will see how I am feeling right now; out of place, unsure, lost, unrecognizable, scared.

So, I am calling myself to arms.  I am not going to sit back and watch myself grow old without a war.  This fight is about to get physical, and I am engaging the first round of battle myself.  I am smart, sophisticated, and ready to face the aging battle.  Here come the facial masks.

Skin care is super important, as I am sure you all know.  Youthfulness is wasted on the youth, boy if that ain’t the truth.  I can actually remember distinctly not listening to adults who told me to take care of myself when I was young… I always thought that I had more time.  But, isn’t that the story for everything.

So, now I am taking action.  And in true perfection, Natures Garden has just ventured into the realm of herbs.  How exciting is this.

I decided among the long list of things to youthfulize myself (yes, I did in fact make that word up), I would start with my face.  I figured this would be as good as any aspect to start on since my face is what everyone sees.

Making a facial mask is super easy, quick, and very rewarding.  It just so happens that Natures Garden carries all of these supplies too!

Here are the ingredients for a Refreshing Green Clay Mask:

24 grams French Green Clay powder

6 grams vegetable glycerin

2 grams peppermint leaf powder

2 grams of peppermint leaf cut and sifted

Step 1:  Weigh out and mixed the dry ingredients together and set aside (except for the peppermint leaves cut and sifted).

Step 2:  Make a strong peppermint tea infusion by pouring a small amount of hot water over the peppermint leaves cut and sifted and allow them to steep.

Step 3:  Strain the peppermint leaves infusion through a coffee filter to remove the leaves.

Step 4:  Using 18 grams of the peppermint tea, add 6 grams of vegetable glycerin to it and stir.

Step 5:  Now, pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and stir.

Step 6:  Apply generously to your face and allow to dry completely.

Now, I am not going to lie to you, this mask gets tight.  I couldn’t move a single muscle in my face once the mask hardened, but it was so worth the slight discomfort.  I left the mask on for about 20 minutes.  I waited until it was completely dry and hard.  Then I simply washed it off with warm water.  What was left was a rejuvenated, younger looking face; my new face.

My skin was baby butt soft.  My pores, especially the ones on and around my nose, were tiny again.  My T-zone area was not shiny at all.  It was face perfection for me.  I am now a huge fan of Natures Garden facials!

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Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

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