Sooo….how about that hiatus, huh? Since the last time I blogged I had a baby, and took quite a bit of time off to cuddle her, adjust to two kiddos, enjoy the holidays, and now I’m back. I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful past 5 months, I know it FLEW by for me.
Anyway, I want to start my first blog back by taking a tiny step, and that is just to introduce you all to my all time favorite way to do a detox face mask. How does this pertain to energy healing you might ask? Well, anything that we do, if we do it with the intention to improve will raise our vibration. The act of taking the time to, holistically, deep clean your face will, not only get out the free radicals, toxins and dirt that build up in your skin, but also improve how you feel about yourself, which will bring you back into alignment.
For this mask I use Aztec Indian Clay, Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. The Aztec Indian clay is known for detoxing your skin, drying out blemishes and removing dangerous toxins, like metal, from your body. In fact, when you are mixing this mask together you are advised to use a wooden spoon instead of a metal one. I put the honey in as an option, you don’t have to do this, but I find that it makes the mask way easier to take off.
Because I’m super lazy about measuring things out, I just like to eyeball it. I mix things till they are the consistency of mud, and then I put it on my face. If you need me to guesstimate how much Aztec clay I use, I’d say 2 TB with 1 teaspoon honey and 1.5 TB ACV. If it helps, it looks like this:
Once it’s on my face I let it dry completely. You will feel a tightness, and it might even smell terrible to those who are sensitive to smells because ACV is strong. Don’t worry if it starts to flake or feel tight, that’s normal.
After it’s dried, and you have peeled, or washed, the mask off, you will pat it dry with a clean towel. Now you can leave your skin, or you can add your favorite moisturizer, which I recommend. Lucky for me, I have this very dear and wonderful friend who recently took a trip to Morocco with her family. While there she spoiled me with some goodies that she found and one of them was this kickass bottle of argan oil. If you can’t get argan oil, then coconut, or my other favorite, German made Nivea cream, are also good alternatives, or maybe you have your own favorite, use that. This argan oil that I use was hand pressed, in a mortar and pestle, by a little lady in this market shop.
I’m pretty sensitive to oils, but this one makes my skin look and feel amazing. Super hydrated and not at all oily.
And that, my loves, is it. You have detoxed your face and replenished it with a hydrating oil that is sure to make you, and your skin, very happy.
I hope you are all having a wonderful start to 2016. Now that my daughter is on a, slightly, more structured sleep schedule, I will be able to start posting more often. Next time I’m going to be writing about the Cold Moon, and introducing you to another one of my favorite things!
xxo – N