a masque good enough to eat

April 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

That’s my husband dipping his finger in the cocoa & oatmeal masque I made for my face. It was pretty yummy.

Making these products has gotten me thinking a lot about how I am pretty good about being aware of what I put in my body but I haven’t been quite as aware of what I’m putting on it.

Here are some of the ingredients listed on the normal face masque I normally use: Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33, Blue 1.

I have no idea what most of those are and don’t think I’d find my husband trying to eat them out of the container. Here are the ingredients I used for my homemade masque:

2 T. cocoa (a natural antioxidant to protect skin)
3 t. oatmeal powder (a gentle exfoliator)
1/4 c. honey (a natural antibacterial agent that opens pores)
1/3 c. heavy cream

blend them all together and then keep away from your husband so you can use scrub in gentle circles on your face. keep on for 20 min & rinse.

 

 

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