Hi Everyone! So, with summer solstice a couple of months away, I see and hear of everyone trying to get their bodies into tip-top shape for bikini season and lately, many clients have been asking me how to shed the dryness and dullness of the drier months off their face in an effort to get beautiful, glowing skin by summer. Let me share with you one of my secret weapons: a natural Lavender and Sea Clay detox mask. I love to use sea clay use because its micro molecules are super effective at drawing toxins and impurities out of your skin. It also helps to draw blood up to the surface of your skin, which is great for cellular renewal. Lavender essential oil is said to inhibit the bacteria that causes skin infection. The antiseptic and anti-fungal properties found in it can be used to treat and soothe various skin problems like acne and psoriasis, cuts, scrapes, burns, and sunburns and its luxurious smell is sooo relaxing. This mask is a wonderful, inexpensive yet super effective, nurturing and detoxifying treat for your skin. I recommend to do this at least 3 times a month to reap the full benefits. The mask is great for all skin types. The recipe yields one application, and it is best to make a fresh batch each time.
Lavender & Sea Clay Mask
1 teaspoon witch hazel
2 tablespoon aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon organic pure honey
1 1/2 tablespoons sea clay
2 drops lavender essential oil
In a small bowl, mix the witch hazel, aloe vera juice, and honey. Using a spoon, add clay to a small sieve and mix into the wet ingredients into a paste. Apply the mask over your entire face and neck, avoiding your eyes. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. You face may be a little red after you remove the mask because the clay greatly increases circulation, so allow your skin to breath, and the redness will disappear after about 20 minutes but don’t fret, this a very GOOD thing!
Finally, soak a cotton pad with aloe vera juice and wipe off remaining mask residue. Moisturize as usual, and enjoy your clean, fresh skin. Repeat often and share with friends. 😉
I normally get my sea clay from mountainroseherbs.com at $11 a pound or from camdengrey.com at $8.50 a pound and it goes a very long way. Both companies also have a huge array of other organic products, but you can also get your lavender essential oil, witch hazel, aloe vera juice and honey at whole foods.