Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Eczema Soothing Facial Mask

This mask uses rosemary oil for it's skin-healing properties. Lavender essential oil is both calming and antiseptic. Nettle and calendula can help to soothe the skin and encourage healing. Oats to reduce redness.


Eczema Soothing Facial Mask


To make this you will need:

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.







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11 comments:

  1. Neat recipe for eczema. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  2. I am saving your recipe! I would love to try it someday. My whole family has skin issues. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon.

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  3. Healing, relaxing any thing healthy like this is right up my alley!thrilled you shared this at my party dream create and inspire.. please stop over my place and say hello.. love to hear from you http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com maria

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  4. I do a weekly mask on my face and this is one I must try. I love all the healthy ingredients. Relaxing and healing perfect combo. Thank for sharing this at my party.

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  5. Very interesting and I may try it out if I can find the ingredients. Thanks for linking up at Funtastic Friday!

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  6. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  7. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop! It does sound very soothing!

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  8. This is great! My brother suffers badly from eczema and this may help him. Any way to "man up" the scent so it smells a little less ladylike?

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    1. You could "man it up" by using white clay instead of pink - the have similar properties so shouldn't impact on how well the mask works. Also you could leave out the lavender oil if you wanted to, but the woodiness of the rosemary tones down the floral lavender. Has your brother tried acupuncture for his eczema? It made a huge difference for a family member.

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  9. You always share the best ideas with us at country fair blog party!
    jan

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