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.
If you need a last minute Mother’s Day gift, this Honey Cinnamon Nutmeg Mask is perfect. I made up a batch in minutes.
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).
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.
Cover your bottles and add some pretty paper or fabric. I used parchment paper and raffia to wrap up my lids.
The mask potion has a fantastic thick consistency and a beautiful deep rich color. Plus, it smells heavenly.
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