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Tea and Honey Face Mask
1 cup of tea water (cooled down - green tea is great!)
2 spoons of rice flour
1/2 a spoon of honey
Mix the above ingredients and apply on the skin. Leave it on till the mask dries completely for around 20 minutes or more.
Before cleaning the mask with water, make sure you massage the facial skin in circular motions; this is very important, as it removes the dead skin and evens out the skin tone. The rice flour acts as a very good scrub and honey moisturizes the skin.
Then wash your face with cold water.This gives you a fairer and even skin tone.
Do you use tea and honey in facial masks? What's your favorite recipe?
Yogurt and Lemon Face Mask
Fresh and unflavored yogurt
Fresh lemon juice (or other citrus juice)
Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of fresh and unflavored yogurt and mix well. Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off.
This will not only make your skin fairer but it will also reduce the acne marks and dark spots (if any) on your skin.
Let us know if you try this simple and effective recipe!
Turmeric and Lemon Face Mask
Gram or rice flour
Mix all the above ingredients and apply evenly on the face. Scrub the paste gently on your face for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes. Once it’s dry, clean your face.
Turmeric is knowing for its amazing ability to reduce acne and even scaring. People with oily skin and acne scars can expect to see benefit from using turmeric on a regular basis. It's also a great anti-oxidant that helps fend off free-radicals, which age your skin prematurely. It will help normalize uneven skin tone. Many people say that they were able to stop wearing foundation after using turmeric on their skin. Some people even have used turmeric as an all-natural self tanner. We stress that there are very few skin tones that will match turmeric perfectly, so use it before bed, as it may stain your skin temporarily. Lemon helps cleanse and tone the skin, fade spots, brighten and soften skin, and exfoliate dead skin cells.
How do you use turmeric in your DIY skin care recipes?
Detoxing hair is an important part is self-care. Here is a simple 3-ingredient recipe using bentonite clay, aloe vera gel, and apple cider vinegar.
Bentonite is a natural occurring green clay derived from volcanic ash and its super magical powers come from trace minerals like aluminum, iron, sodium, calcium, and titanium.
Magnesium is necessary for cells to survive. It's also anti-aging, helping cells produce energy as well asand detoxify.
Potassium maintains healthy and supple hair by helping prevent waste buildup. Without silica to retain moisture, hair becomes dry and lifeless.
Is your hair dull, brittle and full of split ends? Is your hair slow to grow? Then it's time to detox your hair!
Hair Detox Mask
1/2 cup bentonite clay powder
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1/4 apple cider vinegar
Mix above ingredients and massage into hair. Use a shower cap to cover your head and wait 30 minutes. Don't let the mask dry. Then rinse with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Allow vinegar to sit for about 3 minutes. Shampoo as usual.
Do you already detox your hair? What have you found that works? If you try this recipe, be sure and let us know how you like it!
In creating this special line of products, we decided to seriously stick to the basics. That meant using only oils, butters and botanicals - no essential oils. We infuse the herbs in oils to get the benefits of the botanicals.
Don't get us wrong - we like essential oils and you can find products on our sister site, EdenSong Essentials, where we do use them, but for this line we really wanted to keep it simple. You can check out our ingredients here. Each of our 3Sum products only contain three ingredients. That's it! Simple and straightforward. In future posts we'll share why we use each of our ingredients, as well as DIY recipes for you to try. Until then, please enjoy your visit to our site.
Jo, here - Founder of RawSum and EdenSong Essentials. Love all things organic and natural. Also into amateur photography, gardening, a bit of a health nut, DIYer, and love being a Mom and Nana. Oh, can't forget to mention my serious obsession with all things Korean. Been studying the language for a couple years and would love to live on Jeju Island.