Friday, December 08, 2006

Honey Facial Scrub & Masque

This little facial scrub and masque will leave your skin glowing and radiant.

Take half a cup of pure honey and warm it in a bain marie. Once warm, add one tsp extra virgin olive oil, 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil or 20 drops of rose otto, or both. Mix well and return mixture to warm on bain marie. Finely grind two tablespoons of green tea leaves and add them to the mixture. Remove from bain marie and whip. Store in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator.

To use your facial scrub and masque, warm the jar in a water bath and stir the contents. Scoop out about one tablespoonful of honey masque and apply to your face and neck. The tiny bits of green tea leaf act as an exfoliant. Scrub gently for a minute or two, then leave the masque on your skin for four or five minutes longer. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Apply a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil to your skin as moisturizer. Dab off any excess oil with a cotton ball.

This scrub and masque is especially wonderful for dry, winter-beaten skin.

5 comments:

  1. Sweet Suede10:52 AM

    Since I'm about to draw myself a nice hot bath (i'm cold, freezing - hurray) I'm gonna whip this is first and then lay back and relaaaaxxxx. And enjoy.. I think I go with both the rose and the sandalwood - who can resists such temtation. can I put a wee bit of patchouli in it as well?? Pretty please with sugar on top;-) I so adore the scent of patchouli at this time of the day and season;-D

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  2. Whatever your heart desires :D

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  3. Be sure to see the newest posting on Dirty Roses, mah preshussshhhhh.....would you like to collaborate with me?

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  4. I just tried something similar from here: http://www.talulahskincare.com/products/masks_and_treatment

    They have some very nice skincare.

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  5. Great minds, eh Maggie?

    I made a 1 quart jar of this stuff for myself some years ago and it stayed well-preserved, thanks to the honey, for just over a year. It's a really great product to have around.

    I'll have to poke around Talulah's a bit more.

    Thanks for the link :D

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