Skin Soothing and Nourishing Mask

DIY Skin Soothing Mask

Making your own skin care is so fun and rewarding and the possibilities are endless.  Everyone’s skin responds to different ingredients, so when you find a combo that works, stick with it.  I’m going to share with you a mask that will sooth sensitive skin, nourish dry skin and accelerate healing. This DIY Skin Soothing Mask is fantastic if you suffer from allergies. Allergies can effect the skin substantially. I get allergy bumps, hives and puffiness and this mask calms my skin down with one application. A big dose of antioxidants plus the soothing properties of coconut oil and honey can work wonders on stressed skin. 

This DIY Skin Soothing Mask is also amazing for burns and broken skin. It can do wonders with accelerating healing but also helps relieve pain. 

Ingredients for Skin Soothing Mask:

Unrefined Coconut oil-Coconut oil is antibacterial and anti fungal.  The amazing thing about coconut oil is how healing it is.  I use it in my homemade neosporin for this reason-it heals wounds at a rate you won’t believe!  

Raw Honey-Honey is a perfect skin care staple.  If you don’t have a jar of raw honey in your bathroom, you should!  It is awesome as a mask by itself. Did you know you can even cleanse with it? Find out how HERE.

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Anti bacterial
  • Anti microbial
  • Reduces redness
  • Moisturizes
  • Oxygenates
  • Heals
  • Reduces allergy reactions

This mask is very easy to make. You can simply just mix equal parts of coconut oil and raw honey, it’s that easy.  I like to WHIP mine for 2 reasons 1. It’s fun.  2. A whipped mask is easier to scoop. 

Essential Oils will boost your mask greatly!  

  • Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint are the allergy trifecta-these 3 together can greatly reduce allergy symptoms. 
  • Lavender and/or Chamomile are great for sensitive, stressed out skin.
  • Myrrh and sandalwood are excellent for dry skin.
  • Frankincense and Carrot Seed Oil are amazing for regenerating damaged skin cells.
  • Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang and Lemon are great for acne/oily prone skin.

I get all my essential oils at Mountain Rose Herbs for several reasons. One, they are organic. Organic essential oils are hard to come by. Also, they are affordable. I believe they are very fairly priced especially when compared to the ridiculous prices of several popular MLM companies. Their oils are also ethically and responsibly sourced. To me, Mountain Rose Herbs is a no brainer when it comes to essential oils. Find them HERE.

DIY Skin Soothing Mask

 

DIY Skin Soothing Mask

2 TBSP. Unrefined Coconut Oil (find it HERE)

2 TBSP. Raw Honey (find it HERE) or Manuka Honey (find it HERE)

15 drops Essential Oils (find them HERE)

Directions:

  1. Combine coconut oil and honey.  *Make sure the 2 ingredients are not warm. In fact, I like to put them in the fridge so they are cold because they whip better that way.*
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Blend.  I use a hand mixer.  You can whisk by hand or even use a kitchen aid mixer.
  4. Whisk until your mask is fluffy!
  5. Transfer to a  4 ounce glass shallow, wide mouthed jar.
  6. Apply a THIN layer all over skin.  If you apply it too thick, it will melt and drip off your face.
  7. Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes. 
  8. Rinse off with cool water.

Skin Care Tip:

I try to use a French Green Clay mask weekly.  It is incredibly detoxing and tightening-it also encourages TONS of blood flow to the skin.  For more info on french green clay go HERE.  The only problem with a clay mask is that along with the yuck it pull out of your pores, it also pulls out moisture.  That’s why I have to use a nourishing mask soon after.  Since french green clay isn’t the best for moisturizing, I like to use it in conjunction with this mask.

If you suffer from acne, I do not recommend using coconut oil. It is a 4 on the comedogenic scale, meaning that it could clog your pores-10 being the worst and 0 the best. But-if you don’t use coconut oil, your mask won’t whip. However, honey is excellent for acne. I would suggest using just honey as a mask. 

This mask is great to have on hand. It is safe and gentle and can be used on children as well. As far as the shelf life, I honestly am not sure. I’ve heard some say that honey will drastically hurt the shelf life but then I’ve heard more often that honey does not spoil. Common sense tells me that since coconut oil is quite stable, adding honey will not effect the shelf life. Please comment if you have more information! 

xx, Jenni

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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4 Comments

  1. Jenn
    December 28, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Jenni! I make many herbal remedies and salve. Beauty care is a new avenue because I keep reacting to commercial products and essential oils in them. Right now my face has that flaking chapped look which is hard to put makeup over. At this moment I’m using argan oil, jojoba and helichrysum day and night. And Acure’s seriously soothing solid serum a few times a week. Check that out sometime! I need something to help with the usual list of middle age skin issues like wrinkles, bags under my eyes, DRY skin. That’s why I’m so excited to dig into your website and try recipes like this mask! I found you from a MRH article you wrote for them. When I can buy I can’t wait to try the new anti wrinkle eye serum. if you have a recipe you think I should try let me know. Thank you for all your work.

    • Jenni
      Author
      January 4, 2021 / 10:55 am

      Hi Jenn-I greatly appreciate all your comments! You’ve added a lot of inspiring info.! Your skin sounds out of balance and very sensitive which makes everything so challenging. I hope you find recipes that can help. Everyone’s skin is so different that it’s hard to say what your skin will respond to in a positive way. I think this mask will be really good though. Have you thought about a humidifier? My skin gets really out of balance once the heaters come on and fireplace gets going. I’ve been using a humidifier to try to combat the dryness. You are right to go easy on the essential oils. They can irritate. Keep your routine simple like you are doing and hopefully you’ll start to see some relief and improvement. Best of luck!!

  2. Jenn
    December 28, 2020 / 5:55 pm

    oh i forgot to ask if you think it would work to add some fenugreek and or licorice root powder to the mask? they have brightening effects and are good for the skin.

    • Jenni
      Author
      January 4, 2021 / 10:47 am

      Jenn-I’m unclear if herbal powders penetrate the skin easily but I believe it’s worth a try and couldn’t hurt. Brightening the skin is always my goal-lol! I have a toner where I add licorice root extract that I get from Lotion Crafter. Find it HERE.

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