B e n e f i t s
Raw Honey: The legendary Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was known for her exquisite complexion. It is said that one of her secrets was adding raw honey to her milk baths and directly to her skin as a moisturizer. Raw honey is composed of natural alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate dead cells. These acids also increase elasticity, balance out oily skin, stimulate collagen production, and minimize wrinkles. Bonus: We have an abundance of beautiful raw honey available from local beekeepers in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Sweet Almond Oil: Rich in omegas, sweet almond oil is reknowned for its excellent moisturizing properties. It is a beautiful oil to use during the winter when our skin tends to be dry, rough, and flaky. The abundance of vitamins A, D, and E combined help plump up fine lines, reduce discolouration, and rejuvenate lacklustre skin.
Organic Yogurt: The naturally occurring lactic acid in yogurt gently exfoliates, hydrates, and soothes the skin. It is great for reviving and lightening a tired and dull complexion.
Ultrafine Glacial Marine Clay: Glacial marine clay is naturally sourced and scooped off the coast of Vancouver Island. This is one of the purest clays on the market in terms of its concentration of beauty enhancing minerals. Glacial clay’s net negative ion charge attracts most positively-charged bacteria and toxins, so it’s an excellent choice for detoxifying, rejuvenating, and revitalizing the skin. The rich sea minerals in this special Canadian clay also stimulate blood circulation, soften skin texture, and help plump up fine lines.
Geranium Essential Oil: This marvelous oil balances the nervous system, reduces anxiety, and raises the spirit. It is great for balancing the skin, keeping it supple, and for its ability to hydrate and nourish. It is beneficial for all skin types and is excellent for helping heal eczema and other dry, chapped skin conditions.
I n g r e d i e n t s
1 tsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil (cold-pressed and unrefined)
1 tsp plain, full-fat organic yogurt
1 Tbsp Ultrafine Glacial Marine Clay (*or any pure clay you can get access to)
2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
T o o l s
Small glass mixing bowl
Mixing utensils (glass/porcelain/wood)
O p t i o n a l
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
Glass container with lid (for storage)
D i r e c t i o n s
1. Combine wet ingredients in a glass bowl and mix thoroughly until well-combined and uniform in texture.
2. Add the clay. Mix well with a small glass, porcelain, or wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth in texture. Note: When working with pure clays, it is important not to inhale the dust particles, as doing so may be unhealthy for the lungs. Also, clays are super absorbent by nature – even in their dry form – so it is very important not to use metal or plastic bowls, tools, or containers when working with any type of clay.
3. Your fresh mask is ready to slather on! You can use it straight out of the mixing bowl, massaging it over your face, neck, and chest before getting into the bath or shower. Or spoon it into a small glass jar and store it in the fridge for 5-7 days. Apply liberally and relax for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and finish with a high-vitamin facial oil or moisturizer for best results.
*If you use a different type of clay, you may need to add more or less liquid ingredients to for the right consistency.
S t o r a g e
Keep refrigerated. Avoid getting water in the container. Use it up within 5-7 days.