Peppermint Cocoa Mask Facial Friday #14

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.

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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

Cocoa- Antioxidants

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Peppermint Mocha Mask

Ingredients:

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.

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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!!

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