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How to Make a Soothing Face Mask

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In this quick tutorial, you'll learn how to make your own natural face mask with homemade cucumber water, rose water and chamomile essential oils. Homemade cucumber water is a simple way to add an extra boost of calming hydration and the anti-inflammatory properties of rose water and chamomile contribute to the overall soothing effects of this face mask.


Supplies

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  • 4 tablespoons homemade cucumber water (distilled water & cucumber slices)
  • 2 tablespoons rose water hydrosol
  • 3 tablespoons rhassoul clay
  • 3 tablespoons kaolin clay
  • 1/4 teaspoon Otiphen Plus preservative (optional)
  • 3-5 drops chamomile essential oil (optional)
  • Mason jar
  • Mixing spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • 4-6 oz container

1. Make Cucumber Water

Step 1

Make homemade cucumber water by adding fresh cucumber slices to distilled water. Shake everything together and let it sit for at least an hour.

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2. Combine

Step 1

Add the rhassoul and kaolin clays to a bowl.

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Step 2

Add the cucumber water and rose water alternately and stir until you achieve a smooth mud consistency.

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3. Add Essential Oils

Step 1

Add the chamomile essential oil.

Chamomile has a fresh, almost sweet aroma and is calming and soothing to the mind. Other relaxing essential oils are lavender, clary sage, geranium or cedarwood.

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4. Add Preservative

Step 1

Add the preservative.

This step is optional. If you'd like to extend the shelf life of this mask, or give the finished product to others, you need to add a preservative. My preservative of choice is Otiphen Plus, but you may use another full spectrum preservative in its place.

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5. Finish Up

Step 1

Mix everything together one final time, then scoop the mixture into jars.

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Enjoy Your New Soothing Face Mask

You've just made a soothing, homemade natural face mask.

To use, spread a generous amount of mask onto clean skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with warm water and follow with your favorite moisturizer. Your skin will feel refreshed and smooth.

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You can use this treatment one to two times a week. If you've added the preservative, the shelf life is approximately two to three months. Unpreserved mask leftovers will keep for one to two weeks when sealed properly in an air-tight container and kept in a refrigerator between uses.

Did you enjoy making these project? What other skin care products would you like to make?

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