luscious lavender almond honey facial
This is a wonderfully nourishing, gentle exfoliant & mask... you can whip up, apply & complete the entire DIY spa treatment in just 20 minutes!
1 1/2T almond meal
1tsp lavender buds
1tsp honey (I tried a local avocado blossom honey)
1 1/2-2 tsp grapeseed oil (I used our new lavender infused grapeseed oil)
5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
Mill lavender buds in a coffee grinder or herb mill and add almond flour, mix. Add honey, oil and essential oil and mix thoroughly. Add a bit more grapeseed oil to thin the mask if needed. Drape a wash cloth soaked in hot water on your face for 1 minute. Remove and apply mixture evenly, like a mask. Relax for 10-15 minutes. Gently massage into your skin in upward, circular motions for 1-2 minutes over your entire face. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with a anti-aging moisturizing treatment like rose & grape serum.
What the Ingredients Do
honey: this sweet treat helps attract dirt, oil and clean skin with breakouts. Bees release a glucose enzyme when creating honey that is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. When applied topically, it draws body fluids and nutrients to the area assisting in cell growth and scar prevention. Learn more here.
lavender: Lavender has so many amazing properties. It's calming, antiseptic, antibacterial and has been know to help treat acne, scarring, winkles, burns, sunburns, eczema and psoriasis.
grapeseed oil: our ecologically sound grapeseed oil is expeller pressed to retain the purest quality and highest amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and resveratrol. Learn more here.
almonds: sweet almonds are rich in vitamins A, B & E and often used in skin care for sensitive skin for its strong emollient and gentle softening properties. Almond meal is like a flour made from the nuts; it's easy to find at Trader Joe's or your local health food store.
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