A Natural Honey Clay Mask Do It Yourself Recipe
If you can’t eat it or drink it, don’t put it on your skin
Healing Clay Masks
Nature provides us with so much of what we need to live a healthy and happy life. We are all aware of the healing properties contained in fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, and pure water that nurtures our bodies, but nature also provides us with all the resources we need to nurture our skin.
There is an old saying that goes along the lines of “if you can’t eat it or drink it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin”. This is where healing clays come in. It takes many thousands of years for clays to form, during this time receiving vital energies from the sun, air, and water. As a result of this lengthy process, healing clays contain many different minerals and trace elements such as magnesium potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphorous, copper, cobalt, zinc and silica, trace elements and rare earth, which all combine to create a powerful healing agent.
It should be noted though that clays do differ, mainly due to variations in mineral composition, and therefore not all clays are created equally. Australia, as one of the oldest lands in the world, provides us with some of the best healing clays and The TL Collection have been lucky enough to unearth some of the most superior clays and zeolites available worldwide.
To help you access one of nature’s most healing gifts we will give you some suggestions on how to tap into this vital resource and how by adding some of nature’s others gifts you can create your own natural healing masks suitable, gentle, and safe for all skin types. The first of these is raw honey.
Raw Honey Clay Mask
Raw Honey has been used for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years and practised by many cultures. Honey was considered sacred due to its wonderfully sweet properties as well as its rarity. It was used in religious ceremonies and to embalm the deceased. Ancient Egyptians used honey to treat wounds, and traditional Ayurvedic medicine used it to treat indigestion and imbalances in the body.
Today, Honey has undergone resurgence mainly due to is naturally anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Furthermore, Honey is a humectant, meaning it attracts, preserves, and retains moisture. It is these properties, combined with the properties of clay that make it the perfect addition to clay face masks and corroborates our old adage that unless you can eat it or drink it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin.
Honey and clay together make a lovely soothing, rehydrating mask that leaves your skin squeaky clean, fresh and glowing. To make your own Honey and Clay Mask you will need:
A small bowl made from wood, porcelain, glass or pottery
A small wooden spoon or spatula
2 teaspoons of The TL Collection Mud Masks – Combat, Mineral Mask, Crystal Kisses
1 teaspoon raw unfiltered honey
Place The TL Collection mud mask into the bowl. Slowly add the honey and mix with the wooden spoon until a light, smooth and creamy paste is obtained. Firm enough (but not too thick) to be applied to the face with your finger or a small wooden spatula
Let the preparation rest for a few minutes. Add more honey if required.
Apply the clay and honey paste to your face in a thin layer (approximately 5mm)
Leave the mask on for 5-15 minutes (or until the clay has started drying). It won’t dry completely because of the addition of the honey.
Wipe the mask off with the facecloth soaked with lukewarm water
Leaves your skin fresh, hydrated, glowing and rejuvenated!
Nature provides so much of what we need to look after our bodies, internally and externally. I hope you enjoy making your own honey and clay masks and please keep tuned for more hints and ideas on how you can improve your health and wellbeing just by utilizing nature’s gifts. © Linda Philip