You’ve asked for it, and we’re delivering! That’s right, there will be more recipes for you to try at home. In fact, we’ve received so many requests for WapoBeauty formulas that we’re going to share a recipe with you each month! Although there are somethings we want to clarify before we begin. WapoBeauty uses the beauty of nature and science together to create safe, stable, and professional cosmetics.
These recipes are not the same as those you might see on a DIY blog or YouTube channel, and there’s a reason for that. Mayca’s studies and years of experience teaching and creating natural cosmetics are the basis for all WapoBeauty recipes. You can rest assured that we will always tell you about the properties of the ingredients and how to safely make the cosmetics in these recipes. Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can make this lotus and honey pampering face mask in the comfort of your home.
Any great recipe would be no good without the ingredients list. For this lotus and honey pampering face mask you’ll need:
- 20 grams of raw honey
- 2 grams of lotus powder
- 5 grams of white kaolin clay
- 2 grams of orange peel (can be substituted for bamboo powder)
- 10 grams of glycerine
When working with powerful natural ingredients like these, it’s vital to get the percentages right. As this is a recipe for only one use, we are using grams instead of working with percentages as that can be confusing for some. Bear in mind that professional formulas, however, are always in percentages.
Safe and stable cosmetics for all skin types require striking a perfect balance. While raw honey can work wonders for the skin, too much of it can be hard on sensitive skin. Remember to carefully weigh your ingredients with a digital scale.
Properties of the Ingredients
Here are the individual benefits of each of these powerful natural ingredients.
Sweet, smooth, and golden raw honey has plenty to offer our skin. Armed with antibacterial properties, it can help treat and prevent acne. Also, raw honey helps skin regenerate faster, meaning it can reduce pigmentation, blemishes, or even eczema. Not to mention that raw honey works as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin naturally soft and smooth.
Lotus powder (Nelumbo nucifera seed powder)
This root is well-known in the Ayurvedic tradition as the “sacred lotus” for its rejuvenating skin and hair properties. Lotus has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help soothe troubled skin. Furthermore, lotus can help reduce the amount of sebum your glands generate. Naturally reducing the sebum build up on your skin can mean less acne and breakouts in the long run.
WHITE Kaolin Clay
Kaolin is one of the mildest clays out there and is ideal for people with sensitive skin, but works well for all skin types. The gentle cleansing that this clay offers helps reduce inflammation and breakouts on the skin. Moreover, with its super-fine texture, it can gently exfoliate away dead skin cells for a softer, brighter complexion.
Oranges have a reputation for providing helpful nutrients such as vitamin C, although some would argue that the orange peel is the most beneficial part of the fruit. Orange peel contains vitamins A and B, calcium, magnesium, copper, folate, and plenty of fibre. When it comes to your skin, this beautiful cocktail of nutrients can help fight off inflammation and brighten your skin. The skin-loving properties of orange peel also help combat blackheads, blemishes, acne, and rough skin, leaving behind soft, clean, and glowing skin.
Crafting Your Own lotus and honey Pampering Face Mask
If you’re still not convinced about the wonderful benefits of this natural face mask, then it’s time to try it out at home!
Be sure to carefully measure out all of your ingredients with a digital scale before you combine them to make the mask. Please, take into consideration your type of skin. If you have very sensitive skin, too much honey can do you more harm than good. Be sure to do a 24 hour patch test before applying the mask.
When you’re ready to craft your mask, add the ingredients one by one into a container of your choice. Mix until smooth. Apply to your face to enjoy the brightening, healing, moisturising, nourishing, soothing, exfoliating, and antibacterial benefits of this pampering face mask. Store the remaining portion of the mask in a sealed jar in the fridge and use within 3-5 days of making the mask. Take special care not to introduce water into the mask.
It’s time for you to start crafting your lotus and honey pampering face mask at home! Please, drop us a line to let us know how your face mask turned out. Should you be eager to learn more about how to create natural skincare at home, be sure to check out WapoBeauty’s recently updated soapmaking e-book. Anyone interested in learning how to formulate and craft safe and professional skincare products in person may want to sign up for WapoBeauty’s Soapmaking Workshop for Beginners later this month. Hope to see you there!
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni