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STRESS! Seriously, I am entering my first Christmas Season in retail, my son's birthday is tomorrow, Thanksgiving is nearing, and my first craft fair, ever, is only in a matter of weeks. To say that I am not stressed out would be an understatement. For the most part, I have been so busy, that I haven't had the time to sit down and do my own mud masks once weekly like I am supposed to. I literally have to set an alarm to make sure I wash my face at least once a day. Sometimes, time just gets away from me, but not any longer! Out of desperation for more relaxation and socialization in my life, I came up with the idea for a weekly meet-up with my girlfriends that would take care of stress AND our faces skin.
Mud Mask & Mimosa Fridays was born
After I told all my girlfriends about my idea, they were all on board. They all LOVED the idea of getting together once a week (or every other week) just to enjoy each other and mimosas while our faces are being systematically beautified with all natural ingredients; Mud Mask & Mimosa Fridays was born.
You can make your own “club”
Last night was our first “club meeting” and it was a tremendous success! After a day of stress, this little bit of girl time was just what I needed. You too can enjoy the fun of Mud mask & Mimosa Fridays with your own BFFs. Designate who's going to bring what and make sure you have your ingredients on hand for mud masks. If you don't want to make your own mud masks you can always buy one of my fabulous Hippy Chic Herbal Clay Masks in The Hippy Homemaker Shoppe.
Our personal Fountain of Youth
I was the designated mud mask maker, so I chose to make up a batch of one of my favorite Hippy Chic Masks, Fountain of Youth. It contains rhassoul clay, ground lavender, calendula, chamomile, and green tea. I also put in some amazing essential oils of lavender, frankincense, and lime to help regenerate and bring a more youthful appearance to our faces. I would suggest that you set a timer for your faces, because if you and your friends lose track of time talking, you may leave your mud mask on too long and find your face is a bit red afterwards. It's easily remedied by a spray of toner and a moisturizer, but no one loves to come out of a facial with a red face.
Herbal Mud Mask Base Recipe
- 4 Tbsp. clay (white kaolin clay is usually the cheapest and it's the best choice for sensitive faces. I also really LOVE to use Rhassoul clay in my masks because it's so full of minerals that our faces love to drink in.)
- 1 Tbsp. finely ground oatmeal (Optional, but adds additional healing and softening properties to the skin.)
- 1 Tbsp. coconut milk powder (optional but adds an extra oomph of softness of your skin.)
- 2-4 Tbsp. finely ground herbs ( Optional but different herbs offer different healing properties to them. In my Hippy Chic Herbal Clay Masks, I like to mix it up and use more than one herb here, depending on my end goal. Some great herbal options for the face are lavender buds, chamomile flowers, calendula, green tea, lemon balm, peppermint leaf, sage, and much more.)
- 10-15 drops of essential oil (depending on the solo or combination of essential oils that you use. If just using one essential oil such as MRH lavender eo, 10 drops will suffice. Make sure to research which essential oils you decide to put in your mask. Some essential oils, if used in excess, can cause the sensitive face some irritation.)
- Combine all of your finely ground materials in a bowl. Add small amounts of water 1-2 Tbsp. at a time while stirring, until you get a nice creamy paste consistency.
- Apply herbal mud mask to your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth, and leave on a maximum of 15 – 20 minutes. If your mask is dry, it's time to wash it off.
- Pat your face dry and follow with a toner and moisturizer to re-balance your faces oil and moisture levels.
Don't feel like another DIY project (or don't have the time)? You can purchase this one of many Hippy Chic Herbal Clay Facemasks, in my Etsy Shoppe! By shopping in my store you are supporting an eco-friendly home based small business. I personally handcraft every single item that leaves my shoppe!
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