For woman, taking care of our skin is truly one of the most important things we need to be doing. My mother taught my sister and I to start taking care of our skin when we were young teenagers. I remember back then all I would use was Mary Kay. Now, more than twenty-five years later, I am trying to teach my teenagers the same concept.
There are tons of products out there to purchase that make many promises to help skin in every which way. It is no wonder why we get confused of what to buy and what to use. Much harder when we are trying to teach your children to do the same!
In my years of trying to learn more about natural and organic products, I have come to really love essential oils. I talk about different ways I use them all over my blog and started to use them back in 2013. I invest in them as I know they are safe, natural and have so many benefits. My children know where I have all my oils and they go to my shelf every time they need one. That is when I know they are learning from what I use and have taught them to use as needed.
For my skin, I have probably tried every single moisturizer out there. Ha. I love experimenting and seeing which one works best for me. I have many imperfections but try to take care of it as much as I can. For face masks, I use to buy several different ones but now I just stick to my homemade one and has been my ultimate favorite!
Today, I want to share with you one that I have been using for a couple years now. Mind you that I still have tried a couple in the last few months but none that I love as much as my homemade mask.
First, let me tell you the benefits of the three main products I use in this face mask:
Aztec Healing Clay Uses & Benefits
What is Aztec healing clay good for? What are the uses of the clay? Owing to the fact that this clay is Bentonite (calcium, to be specific) clay, the uses and health benefits do not differ that much from what Bentonite offers. Bentonite clay types differ depending on the mineral content and in this case the focus is on calcium rich type. Other than calcium, the clay is made up magnesium, sodium and trace amounts of a number of other minerals. Aztec healing clay uses and benefits are many. Following are some;
According to Aztecsecret.com, Aztec healing clay is a Bentonite clay that originates from Death Valley, California. Aztec mud is brought into being as a result of volcanic residue/dust deposits that have settled on the earth. As the ash settles for thousands of years, it continually absorbs nutrients and minerals from the earth. The combination of the ash, minerals and nutrients results to the formation of the clay. The healing clay is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees. At it times it is described by the name Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. Source: durablehealth.net
- can be used to treat and soothe cuts, wounds, bruises, muscle pulls, and carpel tunnel syndrome
- it is effective for other types of skin conditions, such as rashes, insect bites, eczema and psoriasis
- is very inexpensive
Apple Cider Vinegar – Braggs
- Ultra rich in enzymes, pectin, nutrients, B vitamins, folic acid, and potassium.
- Promotes digestion and a healthy alkaline state.
- Supports bowel regularity and toxin removal.
- Great for heart health.
- Rich in malic acid which provides potency against harmful organisms.
- Promotes balanced glucose levels.
- Rich in potassium, a key mineral for muscle growth, nervous system, and heart health.
- ACV may encourage weight loss by breaking down fats.
- Used externally to give skin a more youthful and healthy appearance.
- Great external remedy for dandruff and acne.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Boswellia carterii, frereana, y sacra- Often called the “king of oils, ” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.*
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.* In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function.* When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
- Supports healthy cellular function*
- Promotes feelings of relaxation
- Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections
- Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
NOTE: Please use non-metal bowl and spoon.
- 2 teaspoons of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (or other Bentonite clay)
- 2 teaspoons of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (or other raw organic apple cider vinegar)
- 2 drops of Frankincense Oil
- Mix healing clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar in a non-metal bowl and mix with non-metal spoon.
- Add 2 drops of frankincense oil. Stir the mixture well until it is a smooth paste. Add more clay or vinegar as needed.
- Apply 1/4 to 1/2 inch layer to the face or other area. Let it dry for 5 to 10 minutes for delicate skin and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation.
- Remove clay by washing with warm water. Slight redness of the skin is normal and will disappear within minutes.
Let me know if you try and like. Have a fabulous weekend all!
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