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DIY soothing lavender face mask

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Hello my pretties !

Today, we’re back on the topic of relaxation… After the promises I made to myself a while back, I have been using a homemade almond and honey face scrub as well as this lovely, soothing lavender face mask. It’s beautifully hydrating and calming. I put this on in the evening because ever since I was a child I have had lavender oil on my pillow at bedtime – so I associate the smell with sleep and doze off as soon as I smell it ! Just like a chicken when you put its wing over its eyes ! (Yes, that really happens).

In this recipe, you can either use dried lavender (pick it and leave it to dry a couple of days in the sun) or lavender essential oil. Either way, you want to make sure you only put a few drops / flowers in the mask. This quantity is perfect for an appeasing, regenerating face mask. I love it !

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The yogurt is not only a base in this recipe, it also works as a hydrating agent too. The honey, as you may know, soothes the skin in depth and kills any yucky bacteria. Try to use organic if you can !

To make this homemade lavender mask :

Mix 2 TBS plain yogurt (use greek style for the ideal consistency), 1 TSP of honey and a few drops of lavender oil OR 1/3 TSP dried lavender flowers. Smooth it over your face, neck and bust and leave it on for approx. 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply moisturiser as usual.lavHere’s a photo so you can see the consistency and thickness of the layer I use :lav2 You can use this mask once or twice a week – I hope you enjoy it as much as I do !

For these photos I used my Nikon D7000 with a 50mm f/1.4 lense. The background is an advert for Guess.lavbackgroundSee you tomorrow for the first of three hair accessory DIYs !

xx

Aimee

PS – To check out my other beauty DIYs, click HERE !

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