Eczema Soothing Facial Mask
To make this you will need:
- 5g finely ground rolled oats (not quick cook)
- 10mls cooled nettle tea
- 5g pink clay
- 3g calendula infused oil (see note below)
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- approximately 20ml of cooled boiled water
To make the nettle tea take 1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaves. Cover with just boiled water and allow to steep for approximately 10 minutes. Once it has cooled the strained liquid is ready to use.
Place the ground oats, pink clay and nettle tea in a small bowl and stir to combine. Add the calendula oil, rosemary essential oil and lavender essential oil, then stir again. Add the cooled boiled water a little at at time until you have a smooth, spreadable paste.
To use apply a thin layer to your face avoiding the area around your eyes. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Follow with your usual moisturiser.
The mask will keep for 10-12 days if stored in the fridge. If the stored mask becomes thick thin it with a little more boiled water.
Calendula infused oil: This is simple to make but does need to be made ahead of time as it takes a few weeks. Details of how to make calendula infused oil are here. If you can't wait 6 weeks I have some available in my online store.