Friday, August 14, 2009

Green Skincare: Fresh From Your Kitchen

The Buzz Sun Repair Mask
1 t honey
1 t fresh coffee grounds (unused)
as fine ground as possible, try espresso or Turkish ground
1 t brewed green tea
1 t aloe juice
2 T kaolin or rhassoul clay

makes enough for you and a friend for a face, neck and decolletage treatment to heal and replenish sun-exposed skin.

brew yourself a cup of green tea you can enjoy while whipping this up. Heat the honey, 1 t of your cup of green tea and aloe juice for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Add the clay, coffee and mix until a paste forms. You can thin with the addition of aloe juice or tea if needed. Apply immediately with fan brush to clean skin to further benefit from the warmth of the mask. kick back for 15-20 min. rinse off with a warm towel until mask is completely removed from skin. follow with rose & grape treatment serum.

what it does
Kick start the morning by getting your facial on and buzzin' from bees to warm caffeine! An awesome mask for replenishing sun damaged summer skin and adding a little zing to your day.
learn more about scientific research on coffee benefits and the use of coffee as a powerful antioxidant in summer skin care.

I make this mask with rhassoul clay, an exotic Moroccan clay that reduces dryness, flakiness and improves clarity and elasticity in the skin. However, rhassoul can be tough to find at your local health market. Kaolin is a great, mild, fine grained substitute that purifies the complexion and helps rid the skin of sunscreen residue. Aloe is widely known as a super replenishing ingredient for sun-exposed skin. Green tea is full of antioxidants and polyphenols that help heal the skin. Check out my previous post on the buzzin' benefits of honey here.
Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY recipes & treatments you can create with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the creator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions.

related posts
Check out past Fresh From Your Kitchen features:
acai berry-oxidant mask
B.C.C. hair mask
vanilla dream salt glow
strawberry kiwi exfoliating mask
super silky bedtime bath salts
cold care
cool cucumber under eye mask
lemon ginger revitalizing bath
breakout busters
parsley facial steam


  1. What an incredibly yummy pick me up for your face!

  2. it's a fun one- I even got my hubby to try it, I think the coffee drew him in!