Masks

Do It Yourself Mask
To make a mask you basically blend the clay into various and sundry things to moisten it, spread it on your face, let it dry for about 15 mins, and rinse it off.

Some suggested masks...
For very oily skin... moisten with Witch Hazel, or with Cypress or Cistus hydrosol.
Ground oatmeal is a good addition here.

For 'normal' skin, blend with:
Honey
Egg yolk
Any type of hydrosol
Finely mashed papaya or avocado
And or all of the above

For dry skin, again, the mashed avocado, your favorite facial oil.
eggyolk... cream...

For all the masks you can add three or four drops of an appropriate essential oil...make sure the EO is blended really well into the liquid.
Marge Clark 5/23/98

Mask Recipes

Strawberry Mask

This mask will hep your pores to open and have a beautiful face.
3 tsp of milks
2 cup of avacado
6 stawberries
7 blueberries

First pour the avacado in the blender. then pour the strawberries and the bluberries last is the milk. Put it on your face for 20 mintues then rinse with warm water

Jessy 10/16/04
Eggs Clean!

1 egg white
1 table spoon of water

Beat together until well blended and you see a few bubbles. Apply to clean face and leave on untill completely dry. Wash off with warm water (might want to use moisturizer after)

This cleans out your pores. also reduces apperence of pores.

Anon. 4/7/03

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Cocoa Mask

1/2 cup of powdered cocoa
1/2 cup of whole milk

Put on for 10 minutes aand rinse off with warm water. (don't use skim or other types of milk or it will be to thin)

ENJOY!!!

Locroseplayer 1/31/03

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lemon oatmeal mask
Beat 3 egg whites together with all the juice from a lemon. Pour that into a blender with 2 cups of oatmeal, and the rest of the lemon (except for the seeds) blend it all together until smooth. Spread evenly on your face and leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water for smooth non oily skin.

Jess 1/18/03

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Glow Mask
1 tbsp fuller's earth
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp mashed papaya

Mix and put on face for 20 mins. rinse off.
apsy 2/18/99

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Magical Egg White Mask
Beat the white of one egg until stiff. Use hands or a washcloth to apply an even layer over your face. Wait until it gets stiff, then rinse off. If mixed with some lemon, it deep cleanses while taking away blotchiness.
Tara 12/11/98

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Silky Smooth Facial & Bath
Facial:
1 cup fresh cucumber juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt
6 drops Lavender
4 drops Geranium

Mix well and apply to face just before bath...

Bath:

8 drops Jasmine
8 drops Fennel
2 tbsp. Frac. coconut or Jojoba
Light a candle and relax........
Greg 12/08/98

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Oatmeal Mask and More
1Tbls. oatmeal powder
egg white
2-3 drops of lemon oil

Mix and spread on face. leave on til dry or 20min.

Another one is Brewers yeast and water or milk and I have heard of powdering red beans and adding water to that. Brewers yeast is really hard to wash off so probably it is best to use with an essential oil and\or milk and it can stain washcloths. It really makes your skin look great though.
Tracy Combs 11/18/98

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Peel-Off Mask
1 packet Un-flavored Gelatin
1/2 Cup Fruit Juice or Herb Infusion
Heat together gently to dissolve the gelatin. Let cool until almost set.
Apply to face, let dry completely, peel off.
Cat 5/7/98

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A Yogurt/Buttermilk/Betonite Clay Face/Body Mask
I used:
1 tsp *hot* Water
1/2 tsp Dead Sea Salts, dissolved in the hot water.
2 tsp Buttermilk
2 Tbls Plain Yogurt
5 drops Chamomile EO
15 drops Lavender EO
3 drops Tea Tree EO
2 slightly heaped Tbls of Betonite Clay (Powdered, bought at health food store)

Mixed these up and went to take a nice soaking steamy shower. Put on face, arms, torso, and legs. Was tingly, cooling, and felt kinda nice. Let sit for 15.. 20ish minutes, then rinsed off. It left a slight oily residue on my skin, which I can only assume was the buttermilk since the yogurt I used was supposedly non-fat. I've never had the oil residue left from my usual face mask recipe. Finished shower. Skin still felt tingly for a few hours afterwards, but it was a nice sort of tingle. I have somewhat sensitive skin, but not terribly.
So far, no pimples or red spots have appeared from this little experiment, and it's 2 days later. I think it was a success. Anyone who wants, feel free to use. I include yogurt and buttermilk because they're two natural sources of alpha hydroxy acids. If anyone recalls the stories of southern women using buttermilk to keep their skin soft and pale. Well I'm trying it for nixing freckles. We'll see. Store bought AHA lotions have worked so far, but they tend to be a little harsh. :)
Suzanne McCarty

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Mask for Normal Skin
2 Tablespoons of Green or Rose Clay
1 teaspoon of Honey
2 drops of Geranium Oil
Use aloe vera juice or water to make a paste.
From "The Aromatherapy Book" by Jeanne Rose

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Mask for Dry Skin
1 Tablespoon of Rose Clay
1 Tablespoon of Instant Oatmeal or finely ground Regular Oatmeal
1 teaspoon of Honey
1 teaspoon of Almond Oil
1 drop of Rose Oil
1 drop of Lavender Oil
Use enough water to make a paste.
From "The Aromatherapy Book" by Jeanne Rose

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Mask for Oily Skin
2 Tablespoons of Green Clay
1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera Juice
1/2 teaspoon of Vegetable Oil or Jojoba Oil
1 drop of Bergamot Oil
1 drop of Lavender Oil
Use enough water to make a paste.
From "The Aromatherapy Book" by Jeanne Rose

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Mask for Sensitive Skin
1 Tablespoon of Rose Clay
1-2 teaspoons of Avocado Oil
1 drop of Rose Oil
1 drop of Roman Chamomile Oil
Use water, if necessary, to make a paste. Use a little more clay if too runny.
From "The Aromatherapy Book" by Jeanne Rose

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Mask for Mature or Ageing Skin
1 Tablespoon of Rose Clay
1 Tablespoon of Instant Oatmeal or finely ground Regular Oatmeal
1 teaspoon of Honey
1 teaspoon of Avocado or Almond Oil
1 drop of Frankincense Oil
1 drop of Neroli or Lavender Oil
1 drop of Rose Oil
Use water to make a paste.
From "The Aromatherapy Book" by Jeanne Rose

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Oatmeal Mask
1 Cup Pink Clay
2 Tablespoons of Oat Flour (ground oatmeal)
1 Tablespoon Chamomile Flowers, ground
1 teaspoon finely ground Rose Hip Seeds
Mix all this together and store in an airtight container.
To use take about 1-2 Tbsp of the mask, and add enough distilled water to get a paste consistency. I actually did a pure lemon juice (to whiten skin and to restore skin's natural acid mantle) diluted in water, 1 tsp honey (moisturizing), then added a couple drops of Tea Tree oil (antibacterial). It was nice and tingly.
Lisa

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Zee mask
1-cup of Honey
4-cups of Ink
4-cups of Ice Cream-

Mix well put on Face Works the best
Katy 10/10/02

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Fruity
This mask is best for oily skin and it gives you a healthy glow. First boil 1 peeled carrot or 3-5 baby carrots in water till soft then mush 1 bannana and soft carrot in a bowl (avoid lumps) Then add a table spoon of honey, a few drops of whole milk and a little but of butter.

Mix in a bowl intill it is an apple sauce consistancy, smear it on your face very thick and let it harder, keep on for 30-45 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Your skin will be beautiful
Laura 10/21/02

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Awsome Body Scrub!

1/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons milk

Rub it in to your skin and rinse clean.
This stuff makesyour skin silky and takes away nasty pimples and blck-heads.
ENJOY:)

Emma 11/2/02

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Breakfast Before Bed Facial

Couldn't be easier so you can enjoy it nightly.

1 part powdered milk
2 parts colloidal oatmeal, such as Aveeno

Blend the powders together and keep in a jar. Use as much water as fits in your cupped palm (about a teaspoon) and pour enough powder into the water as will make a paste to your liking (about 1-2 teaspoons).

Make a paste and rub the milk and oatmeal onto your lovely skin. Massage until you're relaxed. Rinse, or you may leave the mask on for five minutes. Pat dry and do not rub.

The oatmeal seems to create a protective layer for your skin while you sleep and the skin-softening milk lends a sensual silkiness and sweet aroma. Great for sensetive skin and acne.

Julie Marsh Nelson 12/5/02

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Swedish Sauna

1 cup rye flour
3 cups rhubarb and cardamon yogurt
3 drops lavender oil
0.5 Tbsp Dead Sea salt

Blend well. Put in a freezer until ice starts to form on the surface. Mix well. Pat gently on your face and leave on 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and feel your silky skin!
Gretta Aberhart 12/12/102

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