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AYRUVEDIC FACE MASK

March 15, 2016

 

Welcome to my first post for the week I have dedicated to DIY beauty products. About 5 years ago I read my first over-the-top health book, Skinny Bitch. I dove head first into the all-natural realm and my eyes were opened to all the astonishing ways the food and drug and cosmetic industries were manipulating our health. I encourage you to begin to question everything you put into and on your body - beginning with the EWG website and its app (I mentioned this website on a previous post when I was reviewing household cleaning products) where you can scan bar-codes or search any ingredient and it gives you a safety rating. There are SO many companies out there who sell "All-Natural" "Chemical Free" and "Organic" beauty products (I won't name names) but a closer look at these products proves that harmful chemicals are still found in them! So here we go, lets take a look at my super simple and cost friendly face mask! My daughter and I did it together and we both felt rejuvenated! hehe

First though, what does Ayruvedic mean? It is an ancient belief that health and wellness depends on balance between mind, body and spirit. It simply encompasses the basis of holistic health. Derived in India, its primary aim is to promote good overall health rather than treating a specific disease. Many spices derived from India are considered Ayruvedic so if you cant find the ones in the recipe below (you can cook with them too!) then just use what you got, however I would strongly suggest turmeric as it is strongly associated with facial skin healing.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp Organic plain full fat quark (greek yogurt would work as well)

  • 1 tsp raw honey (regular organic honey is fine)

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


METHOD

 

  1. Begin first with a clean face (my routine coming tomorrow!) and hold a warm towel over the face to relax and open pours. Pat dry.

  2. Mix the above ingredients in a bowl (this will not keep, so make it per use) and apply a thin layer all over your face avoiding the eyes and lips. Let dry for 15-20 min.

  3. Moisten your face with warm water and gently loosen up the skin with a gentle massage for a minute or so.

  4. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.

  5. Follow with rosewater spray (coming soon).

  6. Repeat weekly.

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Becky is studying Holistic Nutrition and is focusing her research on advancements in mental  health and sports. She lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Becky is the creator and owner of Fête Essential Oil Co as well as Muse Nutrition and is also a food & drink contributor to Khachilife, a fine lifestyles magazine.

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