Thursday, May 9, 2013

Celebrations: honey facial mask {easy mother’s day gift}

Honey Facial Mask via homework (7)Facial scrubs and mask are always popular and recently I’ve been seeing so many pretty diy homemade scrub ideas for Mother’s Day. One of the recipes that caught my eye was based on honey and I loved the idea – mainly because I had everything I needed in my cupboard.


Honey Facial Mask via homework (9)If you need a last minute Mother’s Day gift, this Honey Cinnamon Nutmeg Mask is perfect. I made up a batch in minutes.

Honey Facial Mask via homework (13)Plus, all the ingredients are natural and have demonstrated benefits - after, it’s said that Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey. Honey has been used for centuries for a variety of medicinal uses and it’s thought to have antibacterial properties and moisturizing effects. Nutmeg also contains substances that are believed to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. And cinnamon is used as a natural exfoliant and helps unclog pores (note: I did read that you should not use cinnamon if you have sensitive skin).


Honey Facial Mask via homework (1)Mix together about a cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg. Stir until the spices are incorporated into the honey. For thicker mask, use less honey.

Honey Facial Mask via homework (2)Pour into clean and sterilized bottles.

Honey Facial Mask via homework (12)Cover your bottles and add some pretty paper or fabric. I used parchment paper and raffia to wrap up my lids.

Honey Facial Mask via homework (4)Add a few craft sticks that can be used as spatulas.

Honey Facial Mask via homework (11)Make a simple label. I created my label in Word. Simply insert a label shape into your document and add some text. Cut out your label and use a glue stick to adhere to the bottle.


Honey Facial Mask via homework (10)The mask potion has a fantastic thick consistency and a beautiful deep rich color. Plus, it smells heavenly.


Honey Facial Mask via homework (7)I might even be tempted to add a little to some oatmeal for breakfast.

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16 comments :

  1. ME MANDARON UN CORREO CON LO BUENA QUE ES LA MIEL CON CANELA.
    ESTO SERA ASI...
    SALUDITOS

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  2. I keep seeing wonderful posts on homemade facial masks...like this one! Must try this finally!

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  3. Love it Carolyn...gorgeous packaging!

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  4. This is fabulous...thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

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  5. This is wonderful!

    Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  6. I can't decide if I want to use this as a mask or eat it - either way it sounds yummy!

    I'd love it if you shared it at Living Well Spending Less this week for our Thrifty Thursday party! I think my readers will love it! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  8. What's the shelf life of this? I've been using it a lot but I'm not sure how long I should wait before making a new batch... and does it need to be refrigerated?

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  9. I just yesterday made this facial mask and i love the smell! But i did have one question before i use it and that is..How long do we keep it on our face?

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    1. Hi Selena,
      I'm so glad you enjoyed making and using the honey mask. I leave mine on for about 5 minutes or so.
      Enjoy!
      Carolyn

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  10. How long does this product stay useable before discarding?

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  11. How long does this product stay useable before discarding?

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  12. Vikki, Since the mask is made out of natural ingredients, it should stay useable the same length of time you would keep honey in your cupboard. I would base the expiration on the date on the original honey jar. Thanks!

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    1. Honey has no expiration date. It is the only food that never goes bad. It may crystallize, but then it can just be warmed and will be fine again.

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  13. beautiful idea!
    thanks for sharing- God bless :)

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