I love a good face mask especially with a bath! This honey and coconut oil mask leaves my face feeling so clean and refreshed. 🙂
Its important to use Raw honey. Most honey is processed with heat which kills off all the wonderful enzymes and destroys a lot of the nutrients that are beneficial for your skin. Kinda defeats the point, huh? Raw honey has a pH level of 4.5. Hello healthy skin! Its amazing antimicrobial properties make it amazing for healing skin, and it contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots. Its wonderful for things like acne, enlarged pores, rosacea, eczema, and dull, lifeless skin. I purchased my raw honey at a farmers market but you can typically find it at orchards as well.
Organic Coconut Oil absorbs into the skin leaving it soft and smooth. Its antioxidants help your skin fight off free radicals which is great for dry, rough and wrinkled skin.
Lemon & Lavender Essential Oil are both wonderful for acne as well. All of these ingredients together create a power house mask for amazing skin!
Scoop into a glass bowl 1 Tbsp Coconut oil, 1Tbsp Raw Honey, 5-6 drops each of lemon and lavender essential oil. (I only use Young Living Oils and you can read more about why here)
I like to use a hand mixer with whisk attachment and whisk it until its creamy and smooth.
Spread mask onto face (warning both coconut oil and honey will begin to melt with your body temp so have a rag or towel handy)
Let set on face for 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water