diy spirulina face mask

Giant green face!!
Yes, it's been a long time. I thought I might be at the end of post ideas...but then, found this one I started a few months ago...and face masks came up the other day, so voila!  A post about clay masks.

I boost my mask concoctions with carrier oils and use every other week to 1x month. It's a semi-luxurious treat that actually makes a difference to my skin and it's a pretty darn cheap way to do it.

Yield: enough for about 2 faces (any leftover, I store it in the fridge and use it up later).

Ingredients
1 tbsp multani mitti* clay (or another clay, see below)
1/4 tsp sweet almond, jojoba, evening primrose or extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp spirulina powder

Boosters (use at least 2, but feel free to use more)
1/2 tsp liquid honey
1/4 tsp glycerin
1/2 tsp aloe vera gel
1/4 tsp silk peptides
2-3 drops lavender essential oil

Instructions
Measure ingredients into a bowl you don't care about (the clay can scratch as you mix).
Add enough water to make a smooth, but thick paste
Apply to face in a medium thick coating. Leave on for 20 minutes
Gently remove with warm water and a wet facecloth
Finish by moisturizing skin with a few drops of argan or rosehip oil.

FIY Common clays & information
*Multani mitti clay has hydrating properties, is good for treating blackheads and whiteheads and scaring. Helps to remove dead skin cells. It promotes circulation to get skin glowing.
*French green clay: absorbs and removes impurities from skin, helps skin feel toned and refreshed
*Rhassoul clay-good for reducing dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity and elasticity
*Australian green clay-strong clay, good for detoxifying, can aid in scar repair, good for oily skin

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