Here’s another DIY beauty recipe with my fabulous friend, Lacie, who is guest posting for me in January. If you haven’t checked her website out yet, you can do so right here. She is very knowledgeable in essential oils, which is something I use all the time. She also has a new blog added to her website, so be sure to check it out too, as well as her beautiful Instagram account and Facebook page. Lots of free health tips! And here’s Lacie!
TGIF you guyzzz!! It’s been another 70-something degree week here. It’s January. What the heck people. We may not even have winter this year. We need winter, it is south Mississippi, hello holy mosquitoes come summer. On the bright side, my little dude and I have been enjoying some extra time spent exploring outside. We’ve added a few new rocks to the collection and rounded up several very large leaves for his pony (who he is convinced LOVES to eat leaves…he does not. But, we will just keep that to ourselves).
I’ve chosen to embrace these summer-like temps (might as well) by enjoying plenty of fruity morning smoothies. My husband will tell you I’m not a lover of coffee, unless it’s jazzed up, can’t taste the coffee, coffee. I don’t wake up and reach for the hot brewed pot of life like most. Give me a fruity concoction.And since 7:00 am is an inappropriate time for a paper umbrella adorned mama drink, smoothies are my go-to. This week we tried out another Mississippi Kitchen recipe, the Mint and Cilantro Pineapple Smoothie. Definitely adding it to the smoothie rotation. I’m not a big cilantro lover (taste like soap to me, sorry Lorie, I know you love it) so I adjusted the amount a bit to satisfy my liking. It was delicious and refreshing! Try it. You really should.
There’s something about the smell of mint that I just love. So, I was inspired to share a minty DIY today; a Peppermint Mocha Face Mask. This mask combines peppermint essential oil, cocoa powder, honey, bentonite clay, and coffee. (See babe, I do like coffee, you drink it and I recycle the used grounds, win win!)
I’m not going to break down the detailed benefits of each of the ingredients, let Google take care of that but, they each have great skin supporting features that I look for in a face mask. Some days my face feels like it needs a do-over. This mask is the perfect solution for me. My skin feels refreshed and ready to go afterwards. Plus, it smells AMAZING. Just like a jazzed up coffee to suit my taste.
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon Bentonite Clay
- 1 teaspoon used Coffee grounds
- ½ teaspoon Honey
- 1-2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Young Living)
- 1-2 tablespoons filtered water
- Combine first four ingredients in a glass bowl. Add in water one tablespoon at a time, stirring until a smooth, paste-like consistency is reached. Drop in essential oil and mix well. Apply mask. Let dry 10-15 min. Rinse with warm water.
**Due to the Peppermint essential oil and Bentonite Clay, this mask creates an invigorating tingling sensation when applied. Be cautioned if you have sensitive skin.
**Due to the reactivity of Bentonite Clay, use only non-metal bowls/utensils when mixing.
**Remember, I am not a doctor, I am not a skin expert, I’m a mom who uses and loves this face mask. That is all. Please use at your own discretion.
I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying my posts, as well as seasonally appropriate weather. I’m off to put on my short sleeves, turn on the fan and sip on an ice cold fruity drink (which may or may not be paper umbrella worthy, I‘ll never tell). See y’all next week!
Sweating in January (Lacie)
Another DIY beauty treatment to add to my arsenal! Thank you Lacie! All photography in this post by Lacie at Stennett Family Essentials.
Here’s Lacie’s other beauty posts–check them out!