Happy Valentines Day!! This is one of my favorite holidays. Not because I love romance because I’m actually the most unromantic person ever. I love a holiday that gives you an excuse to be intentional about being as girly and indulgent as possible! I mean, it really is a very feminine holiday. Have you ever met a man who likes Valentines Day? I sure haven’t!
So, in honor of this girly holiday, I came up with a DIY oatmeal mask with rose petals! I added oatmeal and am giving you two options on what to add to make it a wet mask! It smells amazing and nourished my skin which at this point in the winter, we could all use some extra moisture! It’s the perfect, easy recipe for a girl’s night in!
Skin Benefits of Oatmeal:
Oats are the perfect addition to homemade masks due to the fact that they contain saponins which remove dirt and oil. I added oatmeal because of it’s cleansing abilities as well as it’s powerful calming benefits. Oatmeal has proven to be soothing and has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a perfect additive to dry skin care products.
Rose Petal Oatmeal Mask Directions:
- Measure 3 tbsp. oatmeal
- Add 1 tbsp. dried rose buds or petals to the oatmeal. (I found my rosebuds HERE)
- Ground oatmeal and roses in a blender.
- Use 1 tbsp. of dry oatmeal/roses per 1 tsp. of liquid.
- Mix and apply an even layer to the skin.
- Allow to sit on the skin for 10-20 minutes.
- Rinse with cool water and follow up with a toner and moisturizer.
Liquid DIY Mask Options:
For my first mask I used raw honey. While this is definitely the more effective mask, it was crazy sticky and was hard to apply to the skin due to how sticky it was. However, honey has some amazing skin benefits!
I decided to try another liquid so I chose rose water. This was a much more comfortable mask and was very easy to apply. Plus it smelled amazing. I would venture a guess that it wasn’t as nourishing and healing as the honey but for some of us, using the honey won’t be worth the mess and stickiness.
If you don’t have rose water on hand, you can always use plain water, aloe vera gel or witch hazel!
This mixture of oatmeal and roses will give you several masks. Just store the dry mixture in an airtight container and use when needed!! As long as you don’t add water, your dry mask will stay good for at least 6 months.
I hope everyone has a V-day full of either laughs, chocolates, kisses, roses a good movie or all the above! I told Rodney there was no need to stress. All I want is a HUGE box of chocolates so that I can take a bite out of every single one. Plus I’ve requested champagne and a horror movie-lol.