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DIy: Raw honey & lavender face mask

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One of my favorite ways to pamper myself is with a face mask. There is something about giving myself an at-home facial after Marlowe is asleep that feels so luxurious and regenerative. Add a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and twenty uninterrupted minutes to browse social media, and I’m in heaven. I own a few heavy-duty face masks from different brands, but one of my favorites to use is one that I concocted myself when I was pregnant with Marlowe.  I was on the lookout for an all natural mask that was was totally natural, with no chemicals or additives, but that still packed a punch.
This mask combines the moisturizing and healing properties of raw honey with the antibacterial and soothing properties of lavender essential oil, and is SO easy to make.  The most important thing is that you use quality ingredients to really receive the most benefits.

1.  RAW honey: The raw aspect is a must because it’s what makes the honey so healing.  I buy mine from the farmer’s market since I love having local honey as a way to combat seasonal allergies as well. Look for “Raw” or “Virgin” on the label.  (Local Honey for allergies: Just a teaspoonful a day straight in the mouth really helps. Especially great for pregnant women who don’t want to take over-the-counter meds!)

2.  Lavender Essential Oil:  I absolutely love essential oils and use them for everything from teething ointment to household cleaning. My favorite brand is DoTerra because it is so pure that it is actually food grade! With its antibacterial, antimicrobial, soothing, and calming properties, this lavender oil is a favorite in my house.

Recipe…

In a small bowl, combine one tablespoon raw honey and three drops of lavender oil (for an extra acne-fighting boost, add 1 drop Tea Tree/Maleluca oil).  Stir well to combine.  Smooth mixture over a clean, damp face and neck. Leave on for 5-15 minutes.  Remove gently with a warm, wet washcloth.

xoxo
EAM

(Black and white photo by Nina Suh for Love And Lemonade Photography)

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4 Comments

  1. Megan says:

    This looks so great I can’t wait to try it. I have been wondering how I can use my doterra oils so this will have to be on the must try list this week. Thanks Eva!

    06.22.15 Reply
  2. Francine says:

    Thanks to Susan for sending me your way!! Can’t wait to try. I grow lavender too and wondered what to do with it . 🌱😃

    06.24.15 Reply
  3. Trysh S says:

    I wonder if you realize how perfect of a mix this mask is?

    Also, I love your children’s names!

    01.07.18 Reply
  4. Gabriella says:

    This is a great post! However, I will recommend switching from DoTerra to Young Living for essential oils. My biggest concern with this is that according to the FDA, essential oils can be marketed as %100 pure when only %5 of the bottle is required to be pure essential oils. Young Living actually gives %100! The “Seed to Seal” guarentee on Young Living essential oils means that they are a part of each drop’s journey from the seed to when it reaches you! DoTerra and other oils may be cheaper and say they’re %100 pure, but YL is the only company that means it. I so encourage everyone to make the switch! (By the way, if you don’t believe me, smell both brands side by side. The difference is very clear in which brand has an authentic fragrance 😉).

    08.17.18 Reply