I’m a sucker for making and trying homemade skincare products for myself.
Seriously. Like, girly-girl obsessed with it.
Mild foaming facial soap – check. Cleansing grains – check. Facial serum – check. Face mask – check. Spot treatment – check. Oil cleansing blend – check. Herbal facial toner – check.
Should I keep going? Probably not.
So imagine my giddy excitement when I was browsing through all the handmade goodie videos and recipes inside my friend Becca’s new course – A Handmade Holiday, and I stumbled across this recipe for making a homemade face mask called Ginger Snap Face Mask.
It IMMEDIATELY got added to my to-do list for the day.
Forget making it for my sisters-in-law! I had to try it first! I mean, of course, I was just trying to be a good friend and make sure it was okay to put on their faces before I made large batches of it and gave it to them as Christmas gifts.
Psh… who am I kidding. I was totally thinking about myself!
The Best Homemade Face Mask I’ve EVER Used
I’m not joking when I say that this is THE BEST homemade face mask I’ve ever used. I love it.
- It’s easy to make. You probably have most of what you need in your spice cabinet at this very moment.
- It smells good. Like ginger snap cookies. Yum.
- It tastes good. Not that I would know, of course. But seriously, if you get some in your mouth, try not to lick the rest off your face. Again, not that I’d know. I mean, that would be weird, right?
- It works like magic on your face. Not only does it stimulate blood flow to the skin on your face without any scrubbing whatsoever (yes, it tingles in a good way), but it helps draw toxins from the pores, it pulls dead skin cells off the face, and it helps tighten your skin and shrink pores. Score!
So would you like for me to share this recipe with you?
Becca said I could, and you really need to try this and make it for your girlfriends as Christmas gifts, of course.
Ginger Snap Homemade Face Mask
Makes 1 jar of facial clay.
- 2 tsp. of bentonite clay
- 2 tsp. of French green clay
- 1 pinch of dried rose petals
- 1 pinch of dried calendula petals
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- Combine clays together.
- Next add the other ingredients in with your clay, herbs and spices.
- Don’t forget to stop and smell the spices. It’s good for your mood!
- Enjoy how pretty it all looks together.
- Transfer mix to a coffee grinder and grind until powdered.
- Store in a pretty jar. Label. Wrap for gift giving.
Combine 2 tsp. of powder with just enough water to make a paste. Spread over the face. Let sit until dry. Rinse with warm water. Enjoy!
Today’s The Last Day!
If you’re ready to make handmade, meaningful gifts a part of your holiday traditions, this course will help you make it happen.
And no, these DIY gifts aren’t just for the holidays. You can make these any time of the year… birthdays, anniversaries, get well, thank you, just because, etc.