*Test this recipe on the back of your hand or bottom of your foot first to make sure it is not going to be irritating for you. Apply carefully and avoid the eyes.
*All essential oils should be kept away from small children and stored safely.
The concept for this recipe grew out of my desire to provide a complete DIY Spa Day for Moms, but after I started researching oils for this recipe I got so excited! My skin is so badly in need of some tender loving care. Especially the toning part of tender.
As moms, we just don’t treat ourselves enough. Self-care is so important! Using a toning face mask kinda forces you to slow down – you don’t want to move, you don’t want to talk. You just lean your head back and relax while the face mask does its work.
And when you wipe it all off, those moments of absolute stillness have had as much benefit as the skin care routine.
The essential oils in our toning face mask
- Cucumber Seed: Excellent for the skin, relaxing, stress relief.
- Cedarwood: Stress relief and skin care. Acne treatment.
- Red Mandarin: Excellent for skin toning, oily skin and acne, relaxing.
Are you noticing a trend? Not only are these oils all excellent skin oils, they are also all wonderful for relaxing and stress relief.
I don’t know any mom who doesn’t need a little stress relief.
Ingredients for Toning Face Mask with Essential Oils
2-3 Tbsp. Pure Aloe Gel. Make sure you get one without alcohol added. This is my favorite.
2-3 Tbsp. Raw, Unfiltered Honey
5 drops Cucumber Seed Essential Oil
1 drop Cedarwood Essential Oil
4 drops Red Mandarin Essential Oil
This makes a large amount, more than is needed. However, I wanted a touch of Cedarwood. So I chose to make more than I needed in order to have just a hint of Cedarwood.
Instructions for Toning Face Mask with Essential Oils
*Again, test this recipe on the back of your hand or bottom of your foot first to make sure it is not going to be irritating for you. Apply carefully and avoid the eyes during application and removal. (Don’t put the mixture on your eyelids or below eyebrows. My eyelids look shiny but that’s just the light.)
Mix ingredients thoroughly and apply to skin. Allow to dry on your skin while you relax for about ten to fifteen minutes. Remove with a hot washcloth.
Would you prefer to buy blends? You can use Skin Care Essential Oil blend in place of these oils for an easy recipe. The oils in Skin Care blend are different.