On days I don’t feel like leaving home I spend a lot of time doing random spur-of-the moment things. I made this homemade mud mask some days ago after an entire morning of productive field work and I thought I’d share it to those of you who read this little online journal of mine.
These past months I’ve been obsessed with anything from the great outdoors — all natural and organic. My room has now become a haven of flowers and leaves and scents of different kinds, and I find myself opening my windows for fresh air more now instead of keeping the air condition running endlessly. It feels great to be (re)connected with nature. I plan to slowly switch to using only natural treatments and remedies, so expect similar homemade mixes from time to time!
Raw honey is great especially for dry skin, containing natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help in healing blemishes and stops bacteria growth. Nutmeg also has many anti-inflammatory properties and is known to help heal acne scars. Combined with honey it creates a powerful antiseptic. While honey is incredibly moisturizing, the cinnamon helps to dry out the skin, bringing blood and oxygen to the surface, reducing oiliness. At the same time, the powdered nutmeg and cinnamon help to exfoliate your skin when washing the mask off. It’s almost like an all-in-one mask and I love how quick and easy it is to make.
Simply mix all the ingredients together to form a thick chocolate-like paste. Apply it onto your face evenly and let sit for about 20-30 minutes. Afterwards rinse the mask off thoroughly and wipe with soft thin sheets of tissue. I found that this mix was more than enough for me and just right for four persons so I shared the rest to my sister and our two adorable helpers. We had really good belly-aching laughs the whole time, I felt a little sick but utterly happy while we were at it.
Just a little tip!
Naturals and organics can also be allergens so test them out first on a small patch of skin on the hand or arm to make sure you’re not allergic to any of them.