Wowzaaa is it late!!! All I have to say is, it is opening of the Holiday week for the end of the year. I imagine most are celebrating, relaxing and spending time with family. I myself have just made it home, remembered my little Friday ritual, and kicked into high gear to post. I guess in some parts of the world it is already Saturday, and in others I still have 3 hours. I will post on a Friday for someone in the world!!! This has been a lot of random babble. Moving on!
I knew I wanted to do a peppermint facial mask of some sort and this is what I came up with. This mask texture has turned out like a legit clay mask for once. Most of the recipes I make are tester concoctions I come up with and share. I am in love with the possibilities of natural skincare and this mask has reminded me why. It is also a perfect one for the holidays. I smell peppermint mocha and it is divine. Especially during this time of year.
I am going to keep this super simple and straight to the point as per usual. About the ingredients and why I choose them will be listed below similar to how I wrote them in the last post. If you require more information, please let me now. I would happy to research some more and share what I find in my words and my opinion. Keep in mind my mentality is like cooking a recipe but to feed your skin on your face.
Honey- Moisturizing, antibacterial
Kaolin Clay/White Clay- Gentle clay
Glycerine- Attracts moisture (humectant)
Peppermint tea and oil- Soothing
Vanilla- Anti-inflamatory, antioxidant
Peppermint Mocha Mask
5 Tablespoon Kaolin Clay
1/2 – 1 Tablespoon Filtered water
2 teaspoon Cocoa powder unsweetened
1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon Glycerine
1 Peppermint Tea Bag
1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Powder
Mix all of the dry ingredients and the drop of peppermint oil into a bowl. Add the honey, and slowly add the water while mixing. The consistency should be a sticky. You will be mixing for a while because Kaolin clay by volume is so light you have to use much more and it takes time to get that powder to mix into the liquid.
This mask was just what I needed! Is there such a thing for my entire face to be chapped? I think I was getting to that point. This gave me that tightening clay mask feeling while hydrating at the same time. If that does not make sense, basically after wearing a mask that dries tight on your face and once rinsed leaves behind plump hydrated soft feeling is what I am experiencing. The glycerine and honey helped lock in the moisture while the mask did all of its usual stuff. The peppermint soothed the chapped tight feeling I was having and the cocoa and vanilla were thrown in for added protection and because it is holiday. I love to keep in the months theme.
Thank you for stopping by! If you celebrate it, I wish you a Merry Christmas!!