Organic Nourishment for Your Skin

by Julie Gibbons on February 4, 2011

I admit this organic face mask doesn’t look pretty … but it did taste fine ;)

organic face mask - rose syrup

My skin has been feeling a little neglected this last month and so I decided to treat myself to a home made edible face mask.

After ten minutes steaming my face with hot water with a splash of lemon juice, I prepared this home treatment from a popular Ayurvedic blend of only four edible ingredients;

1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon rose water
1/2 teaspoon organic honey
2 tablespoon organic oatmeal

These ingredients are used for their healing and anti bacterial properties – especially good if your skin is feeling oily, and/or you have a breakout. I had both!

There is more than enough in this mix to cover your face and decolletage, but don’t make any more unless you’re preparing it for more than one person, because it should be used fresh.

It’s quite runny, so make sure you apply it somewhere than can be easily cleaned if spilled – I had lumps of lemony porridge stuck on my mirror afterwards…

Apply, then lie back and relax for ten to fifteen minutes before washing gently off (the porridge will have hardened into a soft crust) with room temperature water, before patting gently dry then adding your moisturiser of choice.

Afterwards my skin felt super-clean,  enlivened, refreshed and grateful for some beautiful healthy organic nourishment.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs Green @ my zero waste February 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Gorgeous pic! (I’m assuming it’s you? You have beautiful eyes; your whites are so white and a testament to your lifestyle. If it’s not you then the person in the pic has great eyes LOL!)
This facial sounds really lovely and as I’ve just received some rosewater from Sally I’m going to give this a go – I can feel my skin plumping up just from the thought of it!


Julie Gibbons February 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Oh, Mrs Green – what a generous thing to say! Yup it’s me behind the porridge oats. They don’t don’t like that in those beauty ads in the magazines, eh ;)

Let me know how it was for you – I’m having another shot after yoga this afternoon …


Susi March 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

I’m going to give this a try but without the rose water (cos I haven’t got any!)

May add some witch hazel to see, shall let you know how it goes!


Julie Gibbons March 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

So glad you tried it out, Susi – I’d say about once a month works for me :)


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