For Your Skin| Milk & Honey Facial

by West Parsons on May 23, 2012

in beauty, recipes

Our Milk & Honey Facial recipe makes a nutritive mask rich in lactic acid (milk sugar) that gently exfoliates and brightens the skin.  The mask also includes the soothing properties of White Willow Bark, Yarrow Hydrosol, and Oatmeal.  Honey and White Kaolin Clay help to deeply cleanse the skin, while Red Raspberry Seed Oil and Carrot Seed Extract add their regenerative powers to the mix, making this a wonderful treatment for those with normal, sensitive, combination, or mature skin types.

This recipe was recently retired from our popular line of Body Care Craft Kits in order to make room for some new additions.  You can still find all of the ingredients for this recipe at From Nature With Love, along with many more that can be used to customize the recipe.  For instance, you could try swapping out the Carrot Extract for Geranium Essential Oil, and the White Kaolin Clay for Rose Clay, making a wonderful mask for combination skin.



In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered ingredients and stir well, making sure to break up any clumps in the powders.  Add the Red Raspberry Seed Oil and Yarrow Hydrosol, followed by 6-9 drops of Carrot Seed Extract.  Add just enough Spring Water or Distilled Water to form a smooth paste.  Scoop out the portion that will be used immediately and transfer the rest to a PET Jar.  The facial can be stored in the refrigerator for approximately 1 week, allowing you to use the mixture one or two more times before discarding it.  If the mixture becomes too firm after being refrigerated, add a little more Spring Water or Distilled Water and mix well.


Scoop a small portion of your facial into a small bowl and allow it to warm to room temperature. While you are waiting, gently open your pores by applying a warm, damp washcloth to your face. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth. Massage gently with a circular motion to encourage circulation. Allow the mixture to dry for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing it away. Pat your face dry, and follow with a natural toner and moisturizer.The facial can be stored in the refrigerator for approximately 1 week, allowing you to use the mixture 1 or 2 more times before discarding it

SOURCE: Natural Beauty Workshop