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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.

 

Feb
04

Comfrey Uses


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comfreyComfrey Uses

I hope you’re all having an amazing day! Are you looking for something new and exciting to put in your creations? Something to break out of your comfort zone, but you’re sure that everyone will love? Our comfrey is the answer! This awesome herb is sure to make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a field full of beautiful flowers! We have both comfrey leaf and comfrey root powder to be exact. The comfrey uses are endless and they have fantastic benefits you just can’t pass up! Comfrey can actually be used for many different products and industries including skin care, hair care, bath and body products, medicinal purposes, and even for the soap making process.

When used in bath and body products, comfrey brings your products many great skin care and hair care benefits. When used in the soap making process, comfrey leaf can bring the soap a beautiful naturally green color, and comfrey root powder helps to regenerate new cell growth, soothes skin, and helps to heal wounds. Both bring the soap many skin healing properties. Comfrey root powder can also help to protect wounds from infections and heal skin irritations and sun burns. Comfrey does contain a substance called allantoin, which helps to promote new cell growth. Your hair can benefit as well. Comfrey works to fight dandruff and naturally nourish your hair. When comfrey leaf is added to natural conditioners, it helps to repair damaged and over-processed hair, reverse hair loss, and brings the hair shine and volume.

There are many amazing medicinal benefits to comfrey as well! It contains many important vitamins and nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, protein, and vitamin B12. Comfrey used to be known as “one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs.” Specifically for women, comfrey works to help lessen the flow of a heavy menstrual period. There are many conditions that can be treated with comfrey such as bronchitis, chest pains, varicose and gastric ulcers, bloody urine, diarrhea, sore throat, coughing, back pain, muscle pain, and inflammation. Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and even rheumatoid arthritis suffers can all benefit from comfrey as well. Comfrey also works to heal broken bones, and can be applied directly to sprains or bruising to help reduce the pain. Comfrey has been used for its medicinal benefits for over 2,000 years!

Did you know that comfrey used to be considered the “guardian of travelers”? It was thought that anyone who journeyed away from their home lands wound be protected if they had comfrey with them. Wondering how to get your hands on this awesome herb as soon as possible? When you type “comfrey” into the search bar on our site, it will take you to a page where you will be able to see both our comfrey root powder, and our comfrey leaf. Be sure to try out our free Soothing Facial Mask recipe because it is actually made with our comfrey root powder! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

Natures Garden sells comfrey for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great comfrey is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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