Saturday, August 4, 2007

Aromatherapy Facial Mask

This simple mask combines the purifying benefits of clay with fra­grant essential oils. The addition of almond or jojoba oil keeps the mask from drying your skin.

1/2 teaspoon cosmetic clay
2 teaspoons plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon almond or jojoba oil
2 drops essential oil appropriate for your skin type

[Here are the appropriate essential oils for your skin type:
For dry skin; chamomile, sandalwood, rose. For oily skin; cypress, cedar wood, lavender. For normal skin; lavender, geranium, rose. For mature skin; frankincense, lavender, rosemary, rose. For sensitive skin; chamomile, lavender, rose]

1. Combine cosmetic clay with yogurt, almond or jojoba oil, and essential oil of your choice.

2. Wash your face with warm water. Apply the mask.

3. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with a warm, wet wash­cloth and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

4. Follow with a toner and moisturizer.
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