Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FOODIE FACE MASK

Having a face full of chocolate is simply delightful. Especially if what you have on your face you can also put in your mouth. The secret to making beauty products is to put on your foodie hat - think about the store "Lush" when they first started out with lots of fabulous food ingredients (unfortunately the ingredients they now use and pass off as natural are incredibly misleading). You may not be able to buy the best face products at "Lush" anymore but I do know a store which sells the best face products ever and that my friends is the grocery store. 

*NOTE: What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey is a wonderful super power honey from New Zealand. This honey is made from the pollen of Manuka flowers. Some Manuka Honey has been shown to have strong antimicrobial properties and this honey is called Active Manuka Honey. Active Manuka honey contains what they call Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) which means that it contains these antimicrobial properties. Honey must rate at least 10 on the UMF scale to be considered Active. Now this is tricky because if you go to the health food store many people will be marketing you extremely over priced manuka honey that is not active. You must look on the label to make sure it says Active on it before dishing out your dough! Often it will say Active 12+ or Active 16+. If you are interested...Wedderspoon makes a good product. This honey is extremely good for your skin as well as sore throats. 

CHOCOLATE FOODIE FACE MASK 
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 a ripe avocado
1/3 of a ripe banana
1 tbsp whole oats
1 tbsp manuka honey
2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions:
1) Blend all of the ingredients in a high power blender or food processor until smooth.
2) Refrigerate for up to 1 hour before first use for best results. 
3) Apply liberally to face and allow to completely dry before removing with a damp wash cloth.
4) Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks. 

Enjoy!
Love,
Malakai





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