We all deserve to feel relaxed and rejuvenated every once in awhile. All the stress from our daily lives can take a toll not just on how we feel inside, but it can be evident in our physical appearance too! Stress and anxiety can be seen in the fine lines forming around our faces and the dull and gray skin that most of us sport as an everyday look. If I had a penny for every single time I’ve been asked if I was up late the other night, I would probably be able to afford daily trips to the dermatologist.
Well, never fear! The Simply Earth team of aromatherapists has conjured up the perfect recipe for mommies, daddies, adults and teenagers alike! Whether it be stress from work, school, kids, or just restless nights in general, this clay mask has the perfect ingredients to help manage tension, anxiety, stress AND skin problems! Its special ingredient, Lime Essential Oil, has amazing skin benefits that help prevent signs of aging such as wrinkles, age spots, and muscle weakness by toning up muscles, tissues and skin. Its aroma also has mood boosting properties that can naturally uplift and bring out the optimist in you!
Start by putting on your dust mask since we’ll be working with fine powders and whirring them around in our DIY coffee grinder—you don’t want to inhale these powders, it’s bad for your lungs.
Add the clay in your coffee grinder.
Next add your oatmeal.
Then, add the SCI (or soap) in your coffee grinder and blend them together for thirty seconds.
Note: Leave the lid on the grinder for at least three minutes to let the dust settle when you’re done grinding, rapping the top and sides of the lid sharply with the back of a spoon to knock the powder down (it has a tendency to climb up the sides of the lid and then fall out when you take the lid off).
Give the powder a bit of a stir with a small spoon to make sure everything has incorporated well and then scatter the drops of jojoba oil. (This helps them blend in rather than flying up to the top of the lid and sticking there).
Then add 15 drops of Lime Essential Oil. Blend everything together for another thirty seconds, doing the three-minute wait + spoon bashing bit again.
That’s it! Spoon it into a wee jar and you’re done.
To use, spoon about half a teaspoon of the scrub into your palm, combine it with a bit of warm water, and work it up between your hands before massaging it into your face and rinsing off.
I recommend using a spoon to scoop out the scrub so it stays dry, which will prolong the shelf life. Assuming you keep the scrub dry the only kind of spoilage we’re concerned about is the jojoba oil going rancid, and that should take at least a year. With such a small batch you should use it all up well before.
To make your own powdered soap simply place some scraps of dried up soap in your coffee grinder with a small spoonful of clay (this helps lubricate things/dry them out so the soap doesn’t fuse together into a blob) and process until you no longer hear any big bits of soap bashing about—this will probably take a minute or two.
Now that you have your easy-to-follow recipe, time to sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits that Lime Essential Oil has to offer! Who knew that lime could be used on the skin and not just on yummy tacos and tex-mex food?