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Banana Moon Facial Mask

1 banana, just ripe
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon finely powdered oats
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional, if mask will not be used immediately)
1 drop each rose and Melissa essential oils (optional)

1. Peel and mash banana. Add honey, egg yolk, wheat germ oil, oats, and lemon juice, if used, and mash further to form a smooth, creamy paste.

2. If mask is too thick, add a bit of distilled water, and stir until smooth.

3. Add essential oils last, and stir to mix well.

4. To use, apply to clean face and neck, avoiding eye and mouth areas. Rest for 10 minutes, or longer if your skin is very dry. Rinse with warm water, and follow with toner and moisturizer, if desired. Use mask within a few hours of making.

Adapted from Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions by Donna Maria (Storey Books, 2000).

Milk Mask

Youíll need:
1/2 Cup Besan Flour

What you do:
Combine the ingredients until itís a hearty paste. Refrigerate for a few hours. Smooth the mixture over face and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with a warm damp washcloth. Then splash on cool water to close skin pours. A benefit from this mask is a tightening sensation.

Moisturizing Honey and Lemon

Youíll need:
I TBSP honey (room temperature)
1 Tsp. lemon juice

Blend. Apply for 30 min, rinse with warm water. One plus is itís
moisturizing effect.

Exfoliating Mask

Youíll need:
egg whites

What you do:
Mix ingredients, slap on for five minutes. Let egg whites dry. Rinse with water. Voila! The oatmeal exfoliates dead skin, and works wonders when you scrub it on. Egg whites soften and smooth dry skin gently.

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Carrot Top Facial Mask

You'll Need:

Cook carrots, then mash. Mix with honey. Apply gently to the skin, wait 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.


Apple Zinger Facial Mask

Mix the grated apple and mix with honey to make a mask. Smooth over skin then let sit for 10 minutes, rinse off with cool water.


Sweet Strawberry Facial Mask

Using a fork mash strawberries into a pulp, add honey. Mix. Don't over blend or it will be runny. Apply directly to the skin, let sit for a few minutes then rinse off.


Banana Supreme Facial Mask

Mash bananas with a fork...dont over mash or it will be too runny. Add honey* if desired. Smooth over skin, let sit for 10 minutes, rinse off with cool water.

Just Peachy Facial Mask

Cook peach until its soft, mash with a fork, add honey and oatmeal until its a thick consistency. Apply to skin. Let sit for 10 minutes, rinse well with cool water.

Banana Bread Masque

Whip ingredients together, adding cream or oat flour as necessary to get a smooth, paste-like consistency. Spread on clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry..

Ground Oats: use rolled oats and a clean coffee grinder or blender to grind the flakes to a fine powder

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